Name: Andrea “Andy” Kenners.
Nationality: American raised in England.
Appearance: Of about 5’5’’ and weighting 120 lbs, Andy gives a “light” impression most of the times; while definitely not waif-weak, she doesn’t look like a body builder that is for sure. Of fair skin and slightly-past-the-shoulder length light brown hair, one might be a little inclined to joke about her health sometimes, as she tends to look a little tired or sleep deprived. As expected from that description, her face is marked by sharp lines, light green big, expressive eyes and both a diminutive nose and mouth.
In terms of clothing, she isn’t particularly picky; her tastes, considered by herself to be pretty regular, range from simple skirts to shorts, or pants if the situation is required. She likes jackets, but mostly those with a low cut, which is maybe the only particular detail she likes to add on her looks. That and her trademark ponytail, which starts rather high on her head. Her Exorcist Uniform tends to reflect her tastes in clothing, but she doesn’t have an issue with wearing whatever is available.
Personality: Andy doesn’t “mind” most things, really, what many people would usually consider to be an emotionally numb girl is actually just a no-nonsense very strict person with a huge lack of interest towards nearly anything around her, which in return causes her to be rather private about her emotions. Make no mistake, her lack of interest doesn’t make her a social recluse; in order to survive in the world she had set a number of “priorities” of things she must follow to the best of her ability in order to, in her own words, “be left alone”. This lineaments are Killing Akuma, Keeping Civilians Out Of Harm’s Way, Keeping Other Exorcists Out of Harm’s Way, Keeping Herself Out of Harm’s Way and finally Socializing…pretty much in that order. When asked about something, she would answer back exactly what was asked; rarely add anything else to make a working conversation. She can and will start some on her own, but mainly in order to keep one of the lineaments already mentioned in order; other Exorcists should be ready to be asked about physical output, regular health inquires, mental state and even about their romantic life. She doesn’t have much tact when dealing with people, and is usually confused by overly emotional, funny talking people.
But hey, she is a person in the end, and she also needs to communicate all her feelings and thoughts in a way or another. In Andy’s case, she keeps a diary with ridiculously long and detailed entries about her day, which is actually a constant ritual of observation and silence, interrupted now and then by some of the overly friendly Exorcists, or anyone that finds her “cute”; something she can’t really help to question herself internally. She carries a notebook everywhere she goes. She has “episodes” of a more intense isolationism, usually related to things that make her think of her family, or when she fails at being impassive and gets emotional.
Quirks/Talents: Andy is a remarkable analyst, capable of making strategies and solving logical problems in record times; this derives to a weird passion –she doesn’t really think of it in that way- for chess, and probably holds an undefeated mark for God knows how long. Actually, games of deduction and logic are among the few things that can interest her; give her a chess board as a gift and you’ll have win her for good.
Her apathetic behavior goes to the point that she is usually unaffected by situations that most people would consider embarrassing, such as being seen naked, intrusion of her personal space, physical contact, and a long etc list.
Her eyes are usually the only way to tell how she is feeling, and believe me, they are truly “that” expressive; those bright green eyes are also the guilty ones that raise her cuteness factor to the skies.
Innocence Type: Equipment.
Innocence Details: Juuchi Yosamu (10 ,000 Cold Nights) & Yawarakai-Te (Tender Hands). Andy’s Innocence manifested as two “twin” katanas, named after both Muramasa’s and Masamune’s masterpieces. For simplicity’s sake, Andy refers to them as Juu and Yawa. Juu is completely black, and Yawa is the exact opposite (completely white, that is). Each blade itself is 6’5’’, and with the handle it reaches 7 feet and a little more. There is no command to activate them, but saying their names works just as well. When activated, the scabbards, which are of a simple base color, become covered with several patterns; Juu’s resemble snakes and other reptilians, while Yawa’s birds or feathers. “Unsheathing” is a way to put it, but due to the length of the blades, they actually phase through the scabbards.
The katanas can only be unsheathed while activated, and she can currently unsheathe one at the time. Andy has described the activation of the katana as “becoming an extension of my body”.
Juuchi Yosamu is the Dark Blade, and it’s…blood lusty, to put it in a way. Upon unsheathing, the leather wrapped on the handle is released and wraps around Andy’s arm (she wields it on her left hand). The blade, to put it in a simple way, cuts through nearly everything, provided it has a good momentum on it; this is the result of the blade apparently vibrating at insane rates, a natural dark aura that emits, which creates a super sharp edge. Juuchi Yosamu affects Andy’s mind, making her more battle-focused, reckless about her safety, and if activated long enough she would start seeing everything and everyone as an enemy; this is an indicator she hasn’t truly learned to control the blade. She has strict orders of not using it unless it’s necessary, and keeping it active for longer than five minutes is health-threatening, to put it in a way, as it also “hurts” her mind; her episodes of isolationism tend to coincide with the uses of Juu.
Yawarakai-Te is the Light Blade. Suffice to say, it doesn’t hurt Andy in any way. The main characteristic of Yawa is that it can only cut impurity; Innocence bearers aren’t getting hurt at all, but anything remotely impure will; the severity of the injury depending on how impure it is. On Akuma, Yawa works wonders.
Background: Andrea’s like doesn’t start with her birth, but with a huge fire that destroyed her home, killed her parents, siblings, maids, and everything she had come to love at the age of six. This was, obviously, the reason why little Andy shut down her emotions towards others to begin with. The fact it has been the Akuma raiding the place that prompted the destruction of her house was irrelevant until she turned ten, and her view of the world widened a little from being completely isolated. By then she had moved to England with the brother of her mother, who was pretty much the black sheep of the family.
The man, Kendrick “Ken”, Kenners –yeah, he had a lot of good times being bullied- was a relic hunter, and the one that nicknamed Andy; besides his hobby of getting into places where he shouldn’t, Ken had some ties with the Black Order, usually aiding them to figure out uses for Innocence; that was more than enough reason to be a target of Akuma.
He trained the girl about weapons, fighting disciplines, and life, surprised to see her willingness to fight for herself, and would usually took the girl on expeditions; it was in one of those that they ran into some level 1 Akuma that were actually going to his place, who of course attacked them, in an effort to keep her safe, Ken threw the girl inside of a cave, scarifying himself in the process. His efforts were futile, since the Akuma went after Andy anyway. But fate was already at work; deep down the cave Andy ran into the Innocence, and out of blind rage synched with it, activating Juuchi Yosamu and attacked them. She was later found by a General in the brink of death, the sword still feeding of her, and was taken to the Black Order. She was thirteen at that time.
Andy has spent the last six years with the Black Order, and since the very beginning she has been quite the active member, always travelling everywhere and putting herself in the front lines. Her name is more or less familiar with many exorcists by now, although she hasn’t really made much of a close friendship with anyone. Yet..