Name: Kodachi Kaneko
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Weapon: Fishscale (Scimitar)
Sabre Dance: Elegant sword fighting technique so light-footed that it is quite reminiscent of dancing. Regular slash and stabs.
Siren's call: Throws the scimitar like a boomerang that then automatically spins for enemies in a circular motion and returns back to her. In order to catch it, however, she has to stay in place and her speed gets reduced to 25% of its original value. This can only be used once per visit in the other world.
+ polite / calm / responsible / serious / forgiving
- distant / quiet / humorless / unreadable
Due to her upbringing, Kodachi is very polite, to a degree where she almost seems distant. This is supported by her quiet and rather calm nature, that made it difficult for her to interact with peers during her younger years, as she would rather sit down and play for herself quietly while other children ran around being active. Despite such apparent passiveness, she is quick to assume responsibility and fulfills all tasks given to her to her best ability. She is rather serious with everything she does and seems a little too mature, lacking a developed sense of humor, often taking things only meant as jokes to heart. Unlikely to rub her opinion on others, she usually keeps her feelings to herself and it’s a far stretch to assume what her true thoughts are. When it comes to other people, she refrains herself from having prejudices, knowing that everyone has their own reasons for acting a certain way. She is quickly to forgive when being done wrong and puts mercy higher than punishment.
+ tea - western history/culture - origami - languages - obscure trivia - neatly clad people - orderliness in general
- her hair - bigotry -prejudice - being in the middle of a crowd - confined spaces - being put under pressure
History: Kodachi was born as the last child of the well-known Kaneko family that has been guarding and serving at the Sugigawa temple for numerous generations. Kodachi's father, the most recent priest of the temple, died when his daughter was just ten years of age, leaving her to live with his heartbroken wife and parents. The stern and highly traditional household raised the girl to have impeccable manners and be the epitome of a yamato nadeshiko, which wasn't all too difficult, given the child's naturally serious and demure character. For her grandparents, it was a matter of course that their granddaughter would sometime marry and continue the family's tradition to administer the temple with her future husband. While Kodachi accepted that when she was younger, she began to develop bitter feelings towards her predestined future throughout her teenage years. With the start of English lessons in school, she discovered her talent with foreign languages and interest in western culture, that woke the wish in her to sometime live, or at least visit somewhere outside of Japan. Such wishes, however, were unheard of in her grandparent's ears. Both just old enough to have absorbed the propaganda towards and after the end of WWII, they disliked the western world, most of all America and all things that had to do with it, with a burning passion. Naturally, they also weren't too fond of the way the town was changing to something more modern and international and didn't make a secret out of it in private, while they still treated tourists to the temple with polite hospitality. Unwilling to let down her family, yet unable to accept a fate she doesn't want for herself, Kodachi currently sees herself in front of a crucial choice to make.
- Serves as a Miko in the temple in her free time, prepares offerings and crafts lucky charms
- Really dislikes how puffy her hair is so she usually keeps it in a tight braid
- The natural dramatic arch of her brows makes it look like she is constantly frowning
- Her favorite manga genres are historical, mystery and horror