Operator: Kazuhiro Sachio Ishihara
26 yrs old
A wiry young man in his mid-20s, with a distinctly foreign look to him. At first glance people describe him as a walking stick with black hair, but actually he is rather muscular, just small of stature. His eyes are a shade of brown to match the jet-black of his hair, which he always keeps cut fairly short lest it get completely out of control. He has lightly tanned skin, and his face is that of someone younger than he, with a small chin, raised cheekbones, and thin Asian eyes.
He's usually seen wearing black or mostly-black, with a little too many accessories for someone his age. Typical adornments to his outfit include an overly long wallet chain covered with presumably sentimental keychains, a studded belt, fingerless gloves, a ribbon around his left wrist, and a pair of dark sunglasses. Kazu operates his Navi from a laptop most of the time.
Kazuhiro speaks little, and with a Japanese accent, but is nevertheless excellent with words. This serves a double purpose: To make him very polite even to the point of being charming in most situations, and to give him a certain skill at slinging insults in the rest of them. If there's no one to interact with, or if there's no reason to interact with them, Kazuhiro is content to pull his PET out of his pocket and play with it. Often when he does this he isn't even doing anything useful. From when he was a little boy, Kazuhiro always played with electronics, and so he is naturally attracted to computer screens of all shapes and sizes.
Kazuhiro's PET is a quite different design what with all the added ports and input/outputs, and has a sleek, polished exterior marking it clearly as an overseas model. It has been modified over the course of years and is now quite distinctive to him. He keeps battlechips in a small folder tucked away with his PET, his laptop, and a few other things in a large black messenger sack covered with buttons and other decorations that he carries with him at all times. It has been equipped to be a kind of companion to his laptop, and is capable of connecting to almost anything, either wirelessly or with one of many retractable jacks that Kazu carries with him.
History, because I can
Titania and Oberon were developed as two "sister" Navis, that is to say, they were supposed to serve as each other's counterparts and work as a team. The first thing that the two saw upon being activated for the first time was each other, and they were never separated. Every time one went on a virus busting mission, the other followed. Oberon fought with a sword and Titania fought with a bow. They learned individual tactics, got a grasp for basic teamwork, gained each other's Crosses, and even developed a few double-team tricks specific to them and them only. They also demonstrated the fact that there was much more to their programming than the testers knew-- by falling in love with each other. Eventually, they would have become LinkNavis, and both Titania and Oberon waited for that day-- having separate PETs and operators made them feel too separate. They, together, were one thing, and both Titania and Oberon eagerly awaited the day when they would really become a united pair.
Sometime in the last few years, or perhaps it was longer ago than that, the two were exploring the Undernet together when they encountered something they didn't expect. No one knows exactly what that was, but this much was clear: It was far too much for Titania and Oberon to handle, even together. No one knows how they rescued each other by combining their data, but the proof that such an event did indeed transpire is the fact that this Navi certainly seems to have two individuals inside of it. They are in love, and never apart-- yet neither can they ever be together. Some have noted that Titania/Oberon seem sad when they first emerge from their change, which, except when they are extremely focused, takes several seconds.
Kazuhiro thinks that this is because, as their outward 'shell' shifts from Titania to Oberon, or Oberon to Titania, they can almost touch-- but not quite.
Kazuhiro was once a criminal, but was pardoned through some actions that he doesn't like talking about. All he ever says is, "I turned in a friend," and then leaves it at that. His line of work took him into experimental Navi testing, which was how he became the final tester for Titania and Oberon, just before they were to become LinkNavis.
He has since moved on. Titania and Oberon, because of their unique nature, gradually became completely self-reliant as their Operator became steadily more involved with his wife and less involved with hard-core Netbattling, as he had been in years past. Normally this would not have been a problem, but it made Kazu realize that he was never really bonded with Titania and Oberon quite like they were with each other. Besides, he had come into posession of them purely by chance. They were unique, and he was not fit to operate such a wonder.
When Kazu finally voiced this to them, they understood, and thanked him sincerely for his honesty and the care he had taken in operating and training them. Hoping to see each other again someday, they parted. Kazu reported Titania and Oberon as deleted due to a fatal error caused by the unknown properties of their code, and went to SciLabs to have work started on a new Navi. It was the first time he had ever helped to create a Navi from scratch, and this time, it would be different. Toshokan, Titania, and Oberon had been bred for battle-- but the new Navi would be different. where the other Navis had vast amounts of programming inserted to prepare them for battle, making them into efficient and tactically astute soldiers, this one used a revolutionary new program that taught the Navi nearly nothing except for a gentle personality, respect for (but not unquestioned obedience to) its owner, and the ability to integrate new lessons into its programming all the time, such that even its "gentle" personality was prone to radical change over time.
It would be a companion to Kitt, a powerful fighter in its own right, a personal advisor and assistant, and most of all, it would be unique: A living, breathing persona shaped by its own experiences and memories.