Waaah, it has been a whole year since the last tag! I've missing a few because they take a lot of time that I don't usually have, and even if I love being tagged I don't think I'll be able to catch up. Specially since I'll be pretty busy with the master courses I'm going to take and the consecuent moving. Dx But I actually find this one quite interesting to do, so I decide to spend a few minutes to answer a point (or a few) every day. It's a psychological series of questions about any of my OCs, giving a very nice chance of development. As the tagger, my lovely , didn't ask for a particular character, I'll go with my current main character: Aigara!
1: What’s your OC’s biggest insecurity and how would they react if someone pointed it out to them?
Aigara's mother, Requia, has became one of the most respected beings ever known, with a planetary army at her side and the love and trust of thousands of solar systems. Her father, while not a very known individual, is even more admired and wanted among the Great Beings because of its relationship with the mysterious Ehara, known to be able to twist and change reality at its will; and has crafted hundreds of almost magical automatons all by himself. With such parents, how couldn't you feel insecure with no apparent abilities or powers?
She's very aware of her dreams to be very big for what she can actually do, and that's her biggest insecurity: the fact that she is very likely to not fulfill them, when her own family hasn't been able to do it yet.
How she would react would depend a lot of HOW that someone points it out. During a casual conversation, she would adopt a somewhat blue mood, but she would tell that she's not going to give up. If it's pointed out as a debility or during an arguement, she would probably break up and burst into tears. She's still a child, after all.
2: If your OC wants to buy a firearm, what it might be for?
Probably a water gun to play with other children.
3: Does your OC behave differently around different people, if so with whom and how?
Usually with people she doesn't know or isn't that involved with (like her family) she is very polite and warm, always with a smile in her face and treating everyone nicely. In the privacy of her family she can get a bit clingy and affectionate, specially when her mother comes to visit her. Malda and Nelde influence her too when she meets them, so she turns a bit playful and goes along with them in their mischiefs sometimes.
In any case she's always open to help, maybe a bit too much in some cases.
4: Would your OC want to involve themselves in humanitarian work ? If yes, then for what? If not, then why not?
You bet! Her mother goes around commanding a fleet in order to bring order to the Universe; her father's desire is to bring smiles to everyone, and her adoptive tutor spends her (his?) time helping people in warzones. With such family historial, how could she be any less? Combining the ideals and motivations of her own family, Aigara's very purpose in life is to bring happiness everywhere she goes. Initially in her early life she would help her tutor in the warzones giving food, providing care or playing with other children; now in the search of the Dollies she helps anyone she can during her travels. Specially if they are having troubles because of her "cousins".
5: How would your OC generally react to someone being verbally abusive towards them for no apparent reason?
She would point their behaviour out and try them to stop, no matter the size, appearance or abilities the bully has. Of course, with no powers by herself, that usually didn't get any effect, but things have started to change since her almost-30-feet-tall sister follows her around....
6: Does your OC have a realistic image of their own intelligence?
I would say no. Aigara's species, the Great Beings, are the most intelligent and advances species of the BIONICLE known universe, but unlike all the known individuals of said species (and the ones I have created), she hasn't been schooled, since she lives as an outcast of the Great Beings society. Her knowledge and training is waaaay below of even mere trainees like Malda and Nelde, yet due to her nature she's actually more capable of quick-thinking, interpretation and learning than more of the species she has met.
So Aigara is aware that due to her biology she's able to learn and think faster (she's sometimes praised of how she is able to nicely defend herself with completely new languages in just 2-3 days), but doesn't realize that she would be able to build a 12000 feet tall robot with a whole Universe inside.
Stay in school kids. Don't be like her, enjoying life.
7: Does your OC have any irrational phobias?
I don't think so...? At least I haven't think about it. She has been through a lot, so maybe she could have one.
8: How is/was your OC’s relationship with their parents?
She is in very good terms with them, though she hasn't spend too much time with either. Her mother Requia is busy leading a planetary army and helping various star systems, but she tries to take some vacations every 10 millenia or so to spend time with her daughter. During that time Aigara gets very clingy to her, and Requia forgets about her role and reciprocates her feelings.
Aigara has yet to meet her father, but she doesn't despise him. She's aware from her aunt and mother's stories about him, and like them she's pretty sure Eruei didn't leave her behind by choice. Still, she probably idealizes him too much...
9: Does your OC feel a pressure to achieve or are they content and calm with doing what they can at the moment?
See question 1.
She has a lot of trust in her Dollies, however, so if she has their help she won't fall to the pressure of the matter. For example, Racer was involucrated with a racing girl that has lost every race with the Doll, and was in the verge of losing everything because of debt, but Aigara nonetheless bet everything she had on her "cousin" in the next competition.
10: Does your OC guard their emotions by being tough? If not how would they?
Nah. She may keep her composture from time to time if she feels like it's required to look calm, but she's not afraid of showing her emotions at all. She's proud of them, actually.
11: How would your OC react to hearing they’re adopted?
Well, she's technically adopted and has been aware of it since the beginning, so...
12: What is one of the most primary things your OC feels that is missing from their life?
Family. Don't get her wrong, she knows her blood relatives love her and she had a lot of cherished characters that she has spent their lives with (refugees, soldiers, etc) due to her long lifespan (see Character facts tag - 4 and 5), but she has yet to meet all her relatives and spend time together.
(she will, I'll promise. Including aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall her "cousins")
13: What kind of situations does your OC avoid the most?
One of the most notorious cases is when her "cousins" are related to troubling events. Aigara loves the Dollies, but with the time she has realized that explaining the truth isn't worth the effort most of the cases: even if the Dollies mean no harm and Aigara wants to solve their problems, people would be suspicious after they took damage from the automatons and not only they won't cooperate but probably would try to make her responsible of them. So she has learnt to avoid explanations and do things more in the shadows.
14: If your OC gets into a fight with their best friend, would they wait for their friend to make up with them, or would they try to make up with their friend?
No doubt she would try to make up. Aigara is not the type of girl who holds resentment against anyone.
15: Does your OC consider themselves a good person?
Aigara would answer that question saying that she always could be a better one. But definetely she doesn't see herself as a bad one.
16: Is your OC good at giving others validation of their feelings and making them feel understood?
She is! Having lived so long time and met so many people, she has learnt a lot about how to treat people and make them feel better. However, she's still a kid, so of course she messes up from time to time.
17: Does your OC suffer from any mental health issues?
None that I know of.
18: What kind of intrapersonal values does your OC have? (values about their self, what makes them feel like a valid person)
I don't know if I'm going to get this question right but here I go!
Aigara's personal view of things is that people should live to find their own happiness and that can be only achieved by respecting the others'. She understands the reasons of war, treasons, conflict in general; but she's sure that they are result of the inability of losing or getting rid of things (let it be wealth, pride, love, etc) and going for the most easy path, the one to leads to more own satisfaction. Being not afraid of suffer and overcome the sadness and anger it comes with it in order to allow more happiness to flourish (even if it's not yours) is what Aigara feels more proper of an "ultimate lifeform": not to find a reason of living, but to being able to enjoy it.
One of the most notorious ways to accomplish this are the bonds that living beings stablish during their life. Aigara thinks those bonds are the most important features of life and should be respected as a maxima above anything else, thus, a life is defined by they Unity with other lives. That's why she has a great value for the family, and considers the Dolls as living beings and respects them as equals, despise being just a bit more than robots. In the other hand, a bit of disrespect and coldness can be sense in her demeanor towards some scientists and investigators who don't show appreciation for anything beyond knowledge, even if they didn't actually do anything wrong towards anyone (and shoudl be obvious if we talk about greedy individuals who would do anything for their own purposes). Despise that, she purely wants everyone to go through what she considers the proper path, so she would try to help and not punish this kind of people, no matter the damage of their actions.
19: What boosts your OC’s confidence the most?
Every time she manages to help people succesfully and specially if they were in a big mess (no matter if it was her own fault or the Dollies') Aigara feels better with herself, but the bigger boosts come from when she gets a clue that gets her nearer to her father. After that she feels like she can do anything for days or even weeks.
20: Does your OC hurt others often unintentionally? If yes, how?
Precisely because it's unintentionally you can't avoid it, right? So of course she does, she's not perfect. Mostly is because she focuses on other things and not realize of the side damages that could be done in the way. An example would be when Aigara charged with her sisters against Tamer, she never expected to lose Mari, Remi and Seri, start a manhunt and harden the regime of Vici. But she would always try her best to compensate for that.
21: Does your OC hurt others often intentionally? If yes, how?
No. There could be situations for which she is forced to ask Mari to do some harm (like the time the giant dog-like creatures attacked them) in order to survive or protect other people, but even if that's the case the harm is done more for scaring them than for the intention of hurting.
22: How does your OC usually show affection? Are they openly romantic or more restricted with their affectionate emotions?
Aigara seems unable to have any kind of romantic interest, or at least she has restricted herself from them (I don't have plans to give her a lover at any point), but she's not afraid at all of showing affection. In fact it's quite the opposite, she's quite open about it, not afraid of physical contact or familiar talk. Traveling around different worlds teached her that she must be careful about that, but still she shows herself a bit more affectionate than she should from time to time.
23: Does your OC tend to hide something about their personality/essence when meeting new people? If yes, what?
She really tries to hide being related to Requia. She loves her mother to death and doesn't feel like what she does is actually wrong (not that she likes her methods though), but when your mother is a famous superior warlord (warlady?) the reactions you tend to get from people aren't precisely the best. And considering the hidden potential of the Doll Armada, she obviously doesn't want the enemies of her mother to mistake the searching for an attempt to increase the power of Requia's army and start to mess with her.
Also she doesn't like to reveal about her the characteristics of her species. Superior intelligence and longer lifespan are very desired abilities, and she prefers to see herself more in an "equal" perspective.
24: How would your OC react if they got humiliated by someone in a group of people?
Probably she would just smile embarrased and hold her tears if the humiliation is too... intense. She's not a girl who would "roast" back someone. The problem is, humiliation can be seen as an agressive reaction, and Mari reacts quickly to aggresive reactions to Aigara, so this kind of attacks usually stops after hearing clashing two giant fists against the other.
25: How would your OC process the grief caused by the death of a loved one?
It's... hard. Aigara has survived thousands of people she met, so she obviously has grown to overcome that grief with more ease than other beings, but she still cries and spends time thinking about the ones who past away from time to time. Problem would come when another fellow Great Being dies, as she sees them more... Unexpected to die. And let's hope Eruei is still alive... Because she won't handle have been searching for millennia for find a corpse, I'll asure you.
26: What is the most intense thing your OC has been battling with?
No doubt, fear. And more since those monsters of the Madness have started to appear around her. Her journey seems more and more near to the end, and she's scared of what she'll be finding at the end. Not only about the Madness of her father, but about her own self.
27: Does your OC practise any kind of escapism? If yes, what kind?
Likes to escape from the sight of the Marendar units from time to time and dance to liberate stress. She can go very passionate about it and burst into rage and tears, so she doesn't want to be seen with if that's the case. Specially since Remi and Mari would try to comfort her.
28: How would your OC react if a bully stole their lunch money in high school?
Surely she would start to bring more lunch money (hiding some) and voluntarily she would offer money to the bully. Pretty sure she would think it's more a matter of needing money for lunch than for the thrill of stealing. Innocent girl...
29: How does your OC behave on the face of a conflict?
As most of main characters in shonen or mahou shoujo manga, but with a bit more of strategic thinking. As she doesn't have any kind of (known) power, she usually has to think about which Doll can help and limit herself to the easiest tasks (easiest in terms of process, like, it's easier to run across a riot than trying to escape, but anyways good luck avoiding hits or shots). If she feels that she can solve it by talking she will do it, no matter who is the other participants on the conversation.
She's quite quick to go in favour of her family, specially the Dollies and her mother. With her design, Mari can be quite impressive and scare people around, so Aigara quickly goes in her favour even if the Doll actually was the responsable of something (tend to be accidents). Can get even a bit aggresive, though only speaking. With the position of her mother, she sometimes hear really bad opinions about her, which offends her who sees Requia as a very caring person, so she's quick to stand up for her even against the most unconvenient people to argue with.
And that's all! I would tag people but, let's be honest: first of all, the people I know are either not active anymore or have already been tagged; and second, I'm not in position of tagging since I have already a few tags in my back Dx But if you want to do it and no one asked a character from you, feel free to do it as a tag of mine, dears!