Appearance: The current appearance of Eidolon is the end result of the restoration of a deleted navi called Arsinoe followed by several upgrades performed by integrating the data remains of other deleted navis into the core program. Though much of Arsinoe is still present in the appearance, large parts of it have been damaged, which some of the upgrades have attempted to repair or cover up.
Eidolon is a slender humanoid navi of 5'7" net equivalent with an appearance of not being entirely solid. Her skin, going far beyond pale, has an appearance resembling fogged-up windows, and in some places can even be seen through to a small degree. Her eyes, when not covered, are inverted from what would normally be expected from human eyes: black surrounding white irises. The irises glow brightly in even the slightest reduction from natural light, prompting them to be covered most of the time. In contrast, her hair is an erratic mix of dark gray and red, uneven in length with the longest parts falling just past her shoulders. The remains of her original outfit, a low-cut midnight blue evening gown that accentuates her curves rather well, are tattered and torn in many places, most noticeably across the stomach and in the fact that the dress is at least five inches shorter than it used to be. Though the original navi wore court shoes, Eidolon goes barefoot. Her feet have even less presence than the rest of her, often appearing to fade into nothing past the knees.
Her arms have a similiar problem, but rather than simply fading into nothing they dissolve into junk data along the wrists and hands. For awhile, they were wrapped in what appeared to be red wires to contain the bugfrag remains, but following a recent upgrade the wires have been replaced by the black armored gloves of Pianissimo, which cover her arms up to the elbows. Similarly, a deep cut in her neck has been covered up by the remains of a deep crimson scarf, although what little is left of the scarf makes it look less like an accessory and more like what it was added to the appearance for: a wound dressing. The visor that covers her eyes comes from a different source, the remains of a Techari-created navi called Preon. The visor is solid metal on the outside, but transparent from the inside, allowing Eidolon to see clearly while still covering the glow of her eyes.
Her fighting style and custom weapon change with each upgrade, either overwritten by that of the new navi's data or integrated with what Eidolon currently uses. As of her latest upgrade, Eidolon uses Pianissimo's weapon: an eastern-style sword with a solid ebony blade. Whatever her weapon, though, Eidolon gives no outward appearance of carrying one outside of battle, and appears to summon it by pulling it directly out of her chest.
Personality: Much like her PET and physical appearance, Eidolon's personality is something of a patchwork. Though the personality that resulted from Arsinoe's restoration as Eidolon is still the strongest, pieces of other personality traits occasionally surface. There appears to be no particular pattern for these, or even explanation. Noticeable traits like Pianissimo's deadpanning are more easily defined, but just as commonly something less distinct will surface, such as an irrational flash of anger. Eidolon has enough control over these that she can avoid expressing them outwardly if she chooses, but not to prevent them from appearing entirely.
Without the extra bits and pieces, Eidolon is a soft-spoken and gloomy navi. She is rather cynical, and rarely sees a bright side in any situation. Though not entirely self-centered, she doesn't go out of her way to satisfy the needs of anyone but herself, taking a "do whatever" approach to everything else. She tends to be distant with others, but doesn't go out of her way to drive them away either, and tends to warm up to them the longer she interacts with them. This is a process that needs to be repeated, however, since as soon as they part and meet up again, Eidolon goes back to being chilly and distant. At a glance, she doesn't appear to have anything she likes or hates. She does, however, have a soft spot for jokes and pranks, which leads Andrew to suspect that one of the unidentified navis incorporated into Eidolon may have been a prankster in life.
Custom Weapon: Pianissimo's former weapon, the black blade Silencer. Eidolon changes weapons and styles with each major upgrade, this being the latest one. The weapon did not fully survive the transition, though, and the formerly keen edge of the blade is now riddled with glitches.
Signature Attacks: Toward [Passive]: Telekinetic ability salvaged from Arsinoe. Pulls a target toward the user.
Passive pull (10 passive), 40 total points
Away [Passive]: Telekinetic ability salvaged from Arsinoe. Pushes a target away from the user.
Passive knockback (10 passive), 40 total points
Spectral Shield [Passive]: Can create spectral images of shields and shield-like objects to absorb some attacks.
Passive 1-hit shield (20 passive), 80 total points
Apparition [Active, 2TCD]: Temporarily takes on the appearance of another navi. Since it doesn't affect Eidolon's battle systems, it serves little purpose other than distraction, but sometimes that distraction can be very useful.
Illusion (50), 50 total points
Data Drain [Active, 2TCD]: The ability to have foreign navi data incorporated into her own frame is usually something that can only be done from Eidolon's PET. In a pinch, however, she can resort to a more direct method.
40 Lifedrain (80), 80 total points
Data Vampirism [Active, 4TCD]: And sometimes, smaller amounts just aren't enough.
80 Lifedrain (160), 160 total points
Vanish [Active, 2TCD]: Exactly what it sounds like. Eidolon vanishes from normal sight for a short time.
Invis (80), 80 total points
Reappear [Active, 2TCD]: Doesn't have to be used in conjunction with Vanish, but can be. Eidolon simply reappears somewhere else.
Teleport (80), 80 total points
Point Shot [Active, 1TCD]: Eidolon fires a tiny, nearly invisible burst of energy at an opponent. It's nearly harmless on its own, but can track hidden targets.
20 Null+Seeking (40), 40 total points
Ghost Sword [Active, 3TCD]: Eidolon combines her own apparitions with the combat data of Pianissimo, allowing her to strike deeper into opponents and infect their systems with random errors. As a consequence, however, the sword used for this becomes completely ethereal for a short time afterward, making it completely ineffective in combat.
Two instances of Strengthen40+Glitch (60x2), Buster Lock (-40), 80 total points
Corrosion [Active, 4TCD]: Eidolon hits a target with a burst of spectral energy that directly targets their weapons, dealing damage and causing them to lock up for a short time.
80 Null+Freeze (130), 130 total points
--Icaro: Song of Healing [Active, 1TCD]: Icaro channels healing energy into a target through the power of song and rose petals.
30 Heal (40), 40 total points
--Icaro: Ayahuasca [Active, 1TCD]: Icaro channels spirit energy from plants to create and convey a medicine that cures any one ailment. Needless to say it requires plants of some form to work, but Icaro can grow some in an instant if need be.
Small Area Grass Terrain (10), then Status Cure (30), 40 total points.
--Icaro: Stolen Sight [Active, 2TCD]: Icaro momentarily steals away the sight of a designated target, temporarily blinding them.
Blind (60), 60 total points
--Icaro: Rose Field [Active, 2TCD]: Icaro gathers wind and rose petals around her in a barrier cyclone. The barrier is easy to break, but whoever does is immediately hit with a strong gust of wind.
20 HP Barrier, then Counter (Barrier broken): Microburst (40), 60 total points
A bit of history (the short version): The navi now known as Eidolon was originally a telekinetic navi by the name of Arsinoe. From what Andrew could tell, Arsinoe was at least three times older than him and had been in his family for most of that time. He came into possession of the navi when he started high school. Just in time for him to graduate, however, Arsinoe was deleted. Unwilling to part with her and simply get a new navi, Andrew gathered up the remains and worked for days on end on restoring her, eventually giving up on repairing all the holes in her program and merging the remains with those of an apparition-themed navi. From this merger, Eidolon was born. Andrew considered this his first success and started taking jobs restoring other deleted navis and programs, despite Eidolon's core program and body still being heavily damaged in its own right. Eventually, he used pieces from a navi far beyond repair, one so far gone that he never learned the name of it, to patch over the holes.
Two years later, he received a request from a contact known only as Metropolis, to restore a navi known as Preon. He did so but, amazed at the work that went into the navi, also copied some of the core components to upgrade Eidolon with. Instead of the usual payment from the Preon job, however, Metropolis sent him the remains of the navi Pianissimo, along with the chips and upgrades his operator used and a note saying that both operator and navi had been killed in an accident and that he was free to do whatever he wished with what was left. Though the note was unsettling to say the least, Andrew jumped on the opportunity to upgrade Eidolon one more time, creating her current form.
Description: Natural.GMO is an approximation of Arsinoe's original appearance, with some enhancements based on upgrades since becoming Eidolon. The skin and eyes become more natural, reverting to a lightly tanned tone and hazel respectively. Her hair becomes more smooth and even, making a consistent shoulder length, but keeps the mixed gray and red colors. Her dress is restored to a like new state, her legs become fully visible, and she wears the heeled shoes that Arsinoe always wore. Similarly, the injuries to her arms and neck are gone in this form, removing the need to be covered up. As such, all the accessories: gauntlets, scarf, and visor, are not present. The downside to appearing alive and intact, though, is that this appearance file comes with no battle data, and must be deactivated for Eidolon to fight.