|Ship||The Winding Way|
|Birthplace||Trewe, Vohemar, but lives just outside of the city|
|Faction||Neutral, with Vohemaro leanings|
Hyper, perky, and accident prone, Rikku Dalabane has been on the Way for a few years now, and considers it her second home.
Rikku Dalabane is very perky and straightforward, a “see, feel, do” person. She sees a problem, she figures out what to do to solve it, she does her best to solve it. With very little tolerance for outdated rules and the people who uphold them, Rikku can land in trouble from time to time. The gap between those who have, and those who don’t, is a sore spot with Rikku, and she’s always ready to help out if she can.
To be friend of Rikku is to always have someone there to cheer you up and to have someone willing to do anything to help out. Rikku spares no mercy for her enemies, especially if they hurt someone close to her.
Rikku’s favorite hobby is tinkering. Chemicals, powders-you name it, she’ll find something to do with it, even if it’s just to prank someone with. If she says “duck!”, it’s wise to duck…or there’s really a duck somewhere nearby, as Rikku can be easily entertained. She also loves to learn anything she can about magitech.
She’s a bit of a thief, always trying out her skills on unsuspecting passers-by or stuck-up nobles. If some bauble’s missing, ask Rikku first. Her morals, however, prevent her from stealing anything from a shop or from someone who needs it more than she does. Her quick hands also lends to a talent in sleight of hand for boredom-busting or entertaining purposes.
Some might think Rikku is immature, but anyone who really knows her knows that she’s not as childish as she seems. She knows when it’s time to be serious, and when a stupid joke is called for.
ikku’s mother died in a monster attack when Rikku was about five. Her dad, Cid, tried his best to raise her to be a normal girl; the only condolence he had was that she wore skirts and not pants like some women. Rikku picked up tinkering at an early age, taking apart her first camera before her tenth birthday. She became a pseudo-repairman for her neighbors (and Aniki) when they were too lazy to take their broken radios, cameras and difference engines to the shop.
When she was thirteen, Rikku was on an airship heading for a major storm when the ship was struck by lightning. The smell of fried wires and sound of sizzling metal, not to mention finding a crewmember dead because he’d been in the bath, gave Rikku a severe case of astraphobia. To this day, she’s almost hopeless in a storm.
Though Rikku was never one for “courting”, there was one boy she was very serious about for a while…until he joined an airship crew a few months into the relationship. She hasn’t spoken to him since then, though not for lack of trying. It was their relationship that opened Rikku’s heart to the problems the disgustingly wealthy caused for the despairingly poor.
After one too many demands from her brother to fix whatever he needed fixing, Rikku decided it was high time she left home. She left shortly before the winter of her fifteenth year, hopping a ride on the first airship that stopped by her town. Even though she rarely sees her family in person, Rikku’s still close to them, especially her cousin Yuna.
During that first year, Rikku learned about the magitech experiments, and even tried a few herself. The only thing she managed to make without blowing it up was a small magitech toy monkey with cymbals.
Now, recovering from injuries substained during the bombing, Rikku is wondering where her life will go after this.
Rikku used to date the helmsman, but he left shortly after the bombings.
Vash the Stampede--Rikku thinks of him like a crazy uncle
Haruhi Suzumiya--Rikku's sister, though they haven't spent much time together lately
Winry Rockbell--Rikku's pseudo-sister!
Haine Otomiya-- Rikku's OTHER sister.
None with any active characters at the moment
- Rikku is terrified of thunder
None so far