H I R O K O“I find it funny when people claim that they know me - the real me. I don't think they're aware that there is no 'real' me.”
Waitress at a small-time cafe / Newspaper delivery girl
Characterization & Conceptualization
What Do They Look Like?
Hiroko is a rather average female who doesn't stand out in any way, shape or form. She stands at a mere height of 5'6" and weighs averagely, though she is close to being underweight for someone of her age thanks to her substandard way of life. Her appearance, however, lets off the image of her actually being healthy. She tends to wear coats over simple shirts and pants - or whatever comfortable article of clothing she can get her hands on... or afford.
What Are They Like?
If one word can describe Hiroko, it's the word 'actress'. She can change almost in an instant depending on who she's interacting with. Interacting with her on the job would yield a rather polite, if a little sarcastic, woman who would be willing to help you. A rather apt personality from when you're a waitress. Personally, Hiroko tends to reflect who she interacts with to a certain degree. Cheerful and childish, she would respond with a joyful personality. Calm and collected, she would respond with a level-headed comment. She can form opinions of her own, yes, but she tends to take the personality of who she's with into consideration to make hers. Alone, however, she's pretty much the same as the previous personality she dons. Though she doesn't do much alone, except for reading whatever she can get her hands on - so there isn't really much to judge on.
What's Their Story?
Born and raised in a poor family, it was a wonder how Hiroko managed to get all the way to High school before dropping out as she graduated. Yes, the irony of her name was not lost in her - and she does make a joke out of it; a little bit of self-deprecating joke never hurt anyone. Her parents weren't all that good. With an alcoholic mother and an always absent father, Hiroko was bound to get a future that wasn't too bright. Her mother ignored her most of the time and her father was speculated to be the one to pay for everything. And honestly, she stopped caring after second grade. She tried to be an optimistic young child - dreaming up of grand things once she graduated from college and began her life as an adult. Her friends were cheering her on. Though, as one would expect from having an alcoholic mother, those friends were very numbered. What she did have an abundance of were bullies. Having no parents to defend her, and the teachers rarely caring, she was subjected to their torture. She was unsure when she actually gained the ability to reflect, but she does guess it was around this time.
It was funny, really. How everything in her life actually got worse, when she thought it couldn't get any worse than that. Her father lost his job and promptly ran away from the family. Her mother was thrown into jail for breaking into a liquor store to get some drinks. And Hiroko? Off to child services for her. However, she continued going to school thanks to some philanthropist's goodwill. Once she finished highschool, hitting the age of eighteen, she was let go from child services and out of the orphanage. Thrown into a merciless world without parents to support her, the government left her, and only a highschool diploma, the future was rather bleak. And it didn't get much better. Getting a job as a waitress to try and save up money for her own needs, and hopefully college. It had been years, and a silver lining still wasn't in sight.
Why Did The Wish Choose Them?
There are many reasons why Hiroko could not be ideal for something as noble as being a 'hero'. You could say that she's rather selfish, and could even be obsessed with money if she's given the chance to get so much. Heroes are meant to be self-sacrificing, and admittedly, Hiroko is anything but. She will take care of those who she deems useful for her survival.
What "Hero" Will They Embody? Why?
Hiroko embodies the Hero of Finesse - free-spirited with short-term goals whose loyalty only lies with herself. She can get under people's skins if she's allowed to do so, using her ever-changing personality to pry information out of someone.
What Belongings Will They Take With Them?
- Pack of Cigarettes
- 2 Lighters
- Small Notepad
- Scarf Handkerchief
Talents & Abilities
- Cooking - As expected, Hiroko is quite the cook. She can whip something up from the smallest of rations to make a rather full meal. It was a skill she picked up for survival.
- Cleaning - As a waitress, she's quick on the jump to clean. She's very efficient in this mundane task and she does it very thoroughly.
- Basic Survival - Hey, you can't expect to live her life without having at least a better sense of feeling danger.
- Balance - This woman has ridiculous balance - both in carrying things and walking on a log. She has honed this thanks to her job as a waitress.
Achieved Abilities & Knowledges