Gender: Male
Age: Looks 23
Element: Null
Subtype: Team
Appearance: Shuffle is a tanned, handsome-looking navi; his build is lean, his height average (Equivalent of 5'9"), and his musculature also so. On top of that, he has an ass to kill for, and strong-looking legs that look built for chasing. Covering his pelvis is a pair of card-themed boxer briefs, black with clubs, hearts, and diamonds all over them... and a single spade placed suggestively on the crotch. Shuffle's face is well-set, with moderately high cheekbones and a chin just wide enough that his jawline does not taper off into a point. His eyes are yellow, the color of dandelions or topazes, and he has a rounded, "bell"-shaped nose. His hair, kept tied back into a short, immaculate ponytail by a clasp-locking circlet adorned with a club, is a light, silvery red, almost pink but far too saturated with color to be seen that way.

For clothing, Shuffle wears a set of black-with-red-and-white-pinstripe slacks, a pair of black dress shoes, a white dress shirt, and a black vest. Inlaid on the back of the vest are the symbols of the four suits, spinning endlessly around a stylized depiction of a jester. Weaved onto the outside hems of Shuffle's pants are a pair of clubs, and on his vest, just over his left breast is a heart. Over his right breast is another spade, and on the sides of his shoulders are a pair of diamonds; just below the joint, in fact.

None of these things are the most interesting aspect of Shuffle's outfit, however; Starting from just above the elbow and extending all the way down just past shuffle's wrists are a set of oversized, unattached black "sleeves", beginning with a tip on the outsides of his arms and ending in a rounded cuff that extends slightly further on the outside stitch than the inside, emblazoned with a red "A" over Shuffle's right hand, and a black "A" over his left. These "sleeves" are both a unique fashion statement and Shuffle's weapons; in battle, they dispense his cards.

It is worth noting that shuffle's weapon dispenses actual PLAYING CARDS, not the card summons that are attached to his signatures. Shuffle either simply allows these to be fired out of the sleeve, like a gun, or grabs them as they come out and tosses them like throwing knives-- or in some cases, bullets.

Personality: Shuffle can be summed up with the phrase, "Cockiness restrained". He will sometimes play the part of a cocky, headstrong card dealer, goading enemies (or allies) into games of chance and flights of fancy, but in reality he is well-versed and well-grounded in playing the game of life. (Not LIFE.) Beneath this exterior of cocky playfulness lay a navi that isn't too sure of his place in the world just yet; Shuffle has been around a long time, but he hasn't yet had the opportunity to do anything with himself, and that frustrates him, at times leading him to occasionally take chances that most navis would turn down. Interpersonally, when he is not showing off he is an agreeable sort, not prone to bickering or overbearing pressing of his own points or feelings, lending him well to getting along with others. Whether this is due to the influence of his subtype or not is uncertain.


Shuffle's cards are the graphical representations of his signatures; namely a character will generally appear, do whatever it is the signature does, and then disappear. OUTSIDE of battle they like to follow Shuffle around and be chatty little buggers.

Spades are cards that focus on the sword, and as a result, slashing attacks. They are primarily damage dealers, but a few of them have more interesting, slowing or debuffing skills that make a foe vulnerable for melee-range attacks. Visually, the Spades all carry swords that are spade-tipped, with the widest point of the spade coming out even past the width of the rest of their blades; they are also all dressed in black bodysuits, making their unarmored members seem reminiscent of assassins.

Diamonds are cards that focus on guns, bombs, and longer-range attacks in general. If it involves terminal velocity in SOME way, the Diamonds are likely involved. Their secondary skills are defense pierces and various ways to deal damage to specific resistances. As a suit, they have the most widely-varying sets of clothing; most of them share the trait of wearing gloves, however, intended to allow them the dexterity required for their attacks without damage. It is also worth noting that, almost as a rule, they try at all costs to use every sort of ranged attack except guns themselves.

Clubs focus on more environmental and non-damaging effects, things like telekinesis, movements, terrain changes, anything that doesn't fit into the other three suits. Visually, their distinction is that they all wear masks. Fancy masks, simple masks, wooden masks, paint, anything you can think of that at least partially covers the face. Some even wear glasses or monocles.

Hearts focus on supporting, buffing, and defending, dedicating their abilities to keeping fights going until the enemy is done. Most of them wear medical uniforms of varying sorts; ranging from fetishistic nurse outfits to medical scrubs to the military fatigues of combat medics.

2 of Spades
2 Of Spades: Ralta
Gender: Female
Age: Appears 20
Appearance: Ralta is a petit female card; her build is slender but she is also short, standing a full foot shorter than Shuffle, and has been left less-than-endowed by grace or programming, leaving her with a frame that almost appears boyish. This slender body of hers is, however, perfect for quick movements, enabling her to fly across the battlefield with great speed. Her black hair is cut short and even, thick locks stopping abruptly in a horizontal line just below her chin in the back.

Her skin, by contrast, is a porcelain white-- what little of it there is that can be seen-- and so her face, the only uncovered part of her body, is comparatively lit up like a christmas tree. This draws attention to her eyes, which are a brown, earthy color. The rest of her is covered in a black bodysuit, which is in turn covered by a short-sleeved jacket-vest, stuffed to the brim with identical sets of dirks which stick out of it at any and every angle possible. She also wears a pair of foot-pads, colored black like the rest of her gear.

The dirks which are stuffed into her jacket are small, spade-tipped blades which could conceivably be used for throwing or stabbing; Ralta prefers to throw sets of them at people at a time, as at the moment none of them are too effective on their own.

Personality: Despite (or more grimly, perhaps because of) her apparent profession as an assassin, Ralta is always cheery and innocent-eyed, reacting more kindly and easy-goingly to things than even Shuffle usually does. Even she is not beyond reactions to his usual brand of teasing, however, and is more than capable of returning fire in her own way.

Signature: 2 Of Spades
Description: Ralta hurls a trio of dirks at a foe, wounding them.
Effects: 2 hits of 5 null + Slashing
Cost: 10 x4 = 40
Cooldown: Passive

5 Of Hearts
5 of Hearts: PatchProg.sig ("Patchie")
Apparent Gender: Female
Apparent Age: 24
Appearance: Patchie is dressed in a set of military fatigues (complete with thick boots) with a minty-green camo pattern printed upon them, laid out with a consistency that lends it a look similar to leopard print. Upon the right collar of these somewhat tight-fitting fatigues is a line of five hearts, all perfectly aligned; on Patchie's left breast the pattern repeats, but on the outsides of her biceps, the hearts form a more star-shaped pattern, with the 'tip' at the bottom of each heart pointed at the center. On the back of the fatigues is a card, the five of hearts, printed square between her shoulderblades.

Physically, Patchie is a little on the tall side (5'8), but still falling close enough to average that no-one really notices. Her build is a little bit thicker than Shuffle or Ralta's, with her musculature in particular remaining untrained and neutral in tone and bulk. Neither chubby, nor fit. Just a simple average. Size-wise, Patchie's body also falls fairly in the middle; her breasts come out to about a D-cup (slightly restrained by her fatigues, and further restrained by the bra underneath it), and her hips and buttocks possess just enough heft that you can tell she is female at a glance, no further.

Patchie's hair is a light, not-quite golden blonde, cut with a set of bangs in front that come down to just above her left eye, and a mane of wavy hair in back that reaches down to just past the tops of her shoulders. Her eyes are a bright green, with just a hint of blue mixed in, and her face is a mixture of soft and stern features, lending her a pinch of elegance and age for every dash of youthfulness that remains in her. On one side of Patchie's mouth, much to her eternal horror, is a single, light crease-- a smirk line-- that has resulted from her personality and makes her look like she is smirking, even when she is decidedly not.

Personality: Patchie is, at least outwardly, vaguely flirtatious and highly intimate in her speech and actions. She isn't afraid of getting up close and personal with anyone-- and that is usually exactly what she does, given that her usual role in battle is to slap patches onto them. She will refuse to use titles or ranks whenever she can have the chance to do so, preferring first names, and enjoys teasing people. She is known to occasionally slap patches onto people in inappropriate places, then chuckle and disappear, the nature of being a sig construct saving her from having to take any responsibility whatsoever.

Inwardly however, Patchie is far different. While she is quite smart and can be very charismatic, her personality and intellect are rarely stimulated in conversation or normal interaction, so she resorts to teasing and toying with people purely for her own amusement, the endless amounts of awkward, sometimes amusing reactions she gets to this behavior being one of the few things that she actually enjoys. Whenever she is left unamused for too long, this inner depressed, bored, slightly irritated personality begins to slip through the cracks in her carefully-constructed mask, so she goes to fairly large lengths to keep herself entertained.

Signature: 5 of Hearts
Description: Patchie appears and brandishes her namesake-- a stimulating healing patch-- which she sticks on someone in order to heal them.
(45 healing = 60 points)
[60 = 2 TCD]