|Quick overview about the character:|
|Neema is the daughter of an Anthro-Donkey and an Anthro-Cat, but comes more after the feline side. She has black fur with a few grey spots and brown hair.|
Like many young children she is full of energy, curious, naive and is usually in a bright mood and she really loves candy. At school Neema got trained in her supernatural talent, which is the ability to manipulate water. She can move it, change its properties, purify it, sense it and do many other things with it.
She also has a second ability, which only occurs when she is scared or frightened. In such a state she can copy the mood and the personality of a person near by (usually the source of fright). In extreme situations she can also adopt the powers of that being.
Name: Neema Firretayl (pronounced: Né-é-ma)
Age: 10 years
Species/Race: Anthropomorphic Cat/Donkey
Height: 1,22 meters / 4 feet
Weight: 30 kg / 66 pounds
Hair: light brown, short, scrubby
Eyes: Amber, no cat-slits (longish ovals)
Appearance: Her appearance is mainly catlike. She has got big donkey-like ears which she droops and a tail that ends in a tassel. Her feet are digitigrade. She is built like an average 10 year-old (not too thick, not too thin).
Her set of teeth consists partly of her carnivore side (fangs in the front) and her herbivore side (molars in the back).
Fur: Mainly black except for:
- a light grey area around her right eye
- the tip of her left ear, her left hand and her right foot are light grey too (the bright spot on her right ear on the Lineart-picture is supposed to be a light reflection! My coloring skills weren't that good back then!)
- the end of her tail (the tassel) is light brown
|She wears anything as long as it’s comfortable. When she entered the dream she was wearing a long, blue shirt with stars and moons on it (it’s her pyjamas) which goes down to her feet.|
After a visit in the storage of the Welcome Center she wears a red t-shirt and blue dungarees.
|Two wristbands, one with a small grey-brown donkey-doll and the other with a small black cat-doll attached to.|
Sometimes she can be seen wearing a silver necklace with a butterfly pendant. This necklace is actually a shapeshifter and is usually ‘asleep’ when seen in this form. See Affiliations for details.
A belt pouch in which she usually carries:
- An emergency supply of base sweets (candy bars, chocolate, flavored jelly, etc.)
- A toothbrush and toothpaste (essential when you eat that much candy)
- A bottle with candy-scented perfume, she got from Vanilla Ermfield.
- A diamond ring, she bought for half a chocolate bar from Keijya Cherok. She later found out that it’s a fake.
Other stuff she possesses, but not necessarily will have with her:
|Her big sister Learna. Neema likes her big sister very much, but they tend to quarrel often.|
Learna possesses a similar ability as Neema. (It works on minerals instead of liquids and although both can’t lift themselves, they could lift each other at the same time.)
Thialu, a shapeshifter, who was ‘born’ by separation from Nimilia. It was a gift for Neema and has spent a long time ‘sleeping’ as a silver necklace.
Yao Chi the rainbow dragon, let her ride on his back once. Since then she dreams of flying on her own.
|Water manipulation; Description: |
(This section is divided in description and examples. I tend to explain things much too complicated, so I added examples for a better understanding)
|Neema is able to manipulate and control water or anything nonliving that contains water. Of course the more water the object contains, the easier it is to control for her (fruit juice is easy to control, mud is difficult). |
More precisely she can manipulate any polar liquid (That would be anything that is mixable with water like alcohols, acids, bases, etc.; Nonpolar would be anything that is not mixable with water like oil or gasoline), but most of the time she uses water.
She can move water like with telekinesis. As long as moving doesn’t include lifting it from the ground and keeping it in midair the amount of water she can control are approximately twenty Cubic meters. As soon as it includes hovering it’s reduced to one cubic meter (two when she strains herself, but that wears her out fast and then she needs something to eat and a little rest to charge up the batteries)
The force she can apply through water can vary, depending on the situation. See examples for more.
Although she can lift only about one ton of water with her ability she can apply a much greater force than one that equals about lifting one ton.
Trying to lift herself with her ability results in some sort of short-circuit and doesn’t work. However she could create objects of water like a ladder or a bridge, to get to the desired goal.
Even in zero-gravity she can’t use her ability to implicit movement.
The things above a normal telekinet would be able to perform, but Neema’s ability reaches deeper, down to molecular level.
By manipulation of the molecules and their influence on each other she can do many interesting things. See also examples for details.
A 'side effect' of her ability is that she can sense water. Big bodies of water (like a lake) she can sense from many miles, while small water quantities (like the water in a drinking glass) only from a few feet. She can’t determine if something she senses is a big water source far away or a smaller water source near by.
Neema’s ability is blocked, when the water is situated inside (or better enclosed inside) of a living being. It doesn’t matter if that being is animal or herbal. The blocking also affects her ‘water-sense’.
This way someone could protect something from her mental grip by inclosing it in his hand or take it into the mouth. On the other hand when the mouth is wide open, she could reach with her ability down into the lungs (this way she could, for example remove water from the lungs).
She can’t freeze or evaporate water and steam and ice is not controllable by her. Mist and fog on the other hand are controllable (and also creatable).
|Water manipulation; Examples:|
(Some examples I though of what Neema can do, to hopefully set the record straight. The background Neema is usually not aware of and just does it. Most of these things she learned at school from professionals.)
|She can make water harder than usual by amplifying their attraction to each other. The hardness is approximately that of hard wood. This way she can make brides, ladders, blocks or other similar things hard enough to stand on them.|
By amplifying the surface tension she can walk on water, like a water strider. Then she (and others if they want) can walk on the water surface. It feels like going on wobble pudding. She can also use the ‘hardening’ to make it easier to walk on.
With the manipulation of surface tension other neat things are possible. Like letting water just glide off like quicksilver and leaving her dry. Similar to this is the imitation of tensides which allows her to dissolve fat and oil with water (very practical for dishwashing.)
By acceleration of small amounts of water to very high speeds, she is able to even cut through steel, if its not too thick (like jet cutting used in the industry).
But she can also use a bit more water and ‘shoot’ small water bullets. Those, usually marble-sized, bullets have an impact like rubber bullets. They hurt, but they are not lethal.
The force she can apply through water varies. When she wants to lift someone with water directly (except for herself) she can lift about a ton. When she ‘grows’ a water-column out of the ground, with someone on top of it, that someone could weight 20 tons or even more (this would also work with herself).
She can also create more impact, when amplifying the power over time. Like she makes a ‘water-train’ and accelerates it. Slowly first, then faster and in the end the bulk of water will have much more kinetic energy she could release in a short time.
With a little trick she can breathe under water. By creating a layer of air around her body she can stay underwater, as long as she isn’t too tired to maintain her ability or knocked unconsciousness. This is done by not letting the water get near her, which means she has to take the air with her from the surface. The form can vary from a thin layer around the whole body, to a bubble surrounding her head like the helmet of an astronaut or a big bubble around the whole body (these can also be used on others). The surrounding water and the air exchange oxygen, which keeps the air inside ‘fresh’.
Once she is under water with no air, she can sort of ‘fumigate’ the water to create a new air bubble, but that takes much time and is difficult to perform.
Neema can dive up to about 100 meters (~328 feet) below the surface this way.
Something she discovered herself is to slide on a thin layer of water over the ground. This works especially well on smooth surfaces like the floor, public buildings use to have. Quite the contrary thereto is that she can prevent skates from gliding on ice. (Under the pressure of the skid the ice liquefies and that water is what lets the skate glide. Neema just stops the water from being slippery and viola, a fall is preassigned.)
Also she is able to purify water from contamination. This is accomplishable by creating some sort of filter. The bigger the particles are the easier it is to remove them. Sand and other things visible with the naked eye is easy, smaller things like algae, plankton and other microorganisms are harder. Things like small bacteria and viruses are very difficult. Finally, if she really gives all she has and just ate and slept, she probably could remove single molecules from small amounts of water (like inorganic toxins)
If there is no other water source near by, she is able to accumulate the air humidity. Again this is very difficult and energy-consuming.
Probably the most difficult trick she can perform is the water magnet. A water molecule is dipolar, like a tiny magnet (that’s why you can attract water with a statically charged object). But usually they are all looking in different directions and thus the water is not magnetic. To make water a magnet Neema has to align all (or the bigger part of the) molecules so they are looking in the same direction. At the moment she can do this with only a few grammes. She could possibly use it to make a small compass.
Since only living matter blocks her ability she can for example manipulate apples after they are picked (as long as they are still on the tree they count as living.) This is applicable to all kind of fruits and vegetables and of course to animals and the like. This means theoretically she could move the corpse of a recently died human like a puppet, but unless she just copied someone else’s personality, it’s unthinkable that she’d do something like that.
|Her second ability is to copy the personality (or rather the current mood) of a person near by. She has no actual control over this power. It happens only when she is scared or frightened. When this happens her face suddenly relaxes, as if she is sleeping with open eyes and then it assumes the expression of the ‘victim’.|
It is some kind of protection mechanism, because she is very kind and wouldn’t want to harm anyone, even if she is attacked.
By copying the aggressor’s personality and mood she becomes aggressive too and can use her power to defend herself. In extreme situations (like facing something horrid and vicious; GM decision) she can even adopt the aggressor’s abilities and powers. As soon as the immediate danger is over she turns back normal.
Also a possible outcome is that she, temporarily or even permanently, gets fragments of memory from the victim (again GM decision).
Its not possible for her to copy pure physical attributes (like great strength or the ability to spit acid), most likely she’ll copy psychic abilities (like telekinesis or telepathy…) or magic. If the magic involves casting spells and moving hands and the like, she’d have to get the memories of how to do it as well, to be able to use it.
She used this ability in the dream against her sister once.
She usually (perhaps not the right term, since she only used it twice so far, but whatever) absorbs the mood/personality of the source of her fear. If that is not possible (because that source is for example a boulder rolling towards her) she copies someone other near.
|She has got good reflexes and balance from her feline side and toughness and modesty from her equine side (nothing superhuman).|
As part carnivore and part herbivore, she can digest plants as well as meat (she can't live on only meat or only plants though, she needs both).
She can climb very well and although she is half cat she likes swimming (and is pretty good in it).
She can haul (not lift) up to twice her own weight, but fully laden she hauls very slowly (she is half a burro after all).
Last but not least she has the usual senses of a cat (can see good at night, fine scent and hearing) and of a donkey (Uhh... not sure what to write here).
|As a child (and a very overtrustful one) she is easily to trick with friendly words and/or some sweets.|
Of course when there is no water around, she can't use her talent.
In an arid environment she can't accumulate the air humidity.
She is afraid of jellyfish (like other people are afraid of mice or spiders).
Nothing hinders someone reading or manipulating her mind. In other words, even the weakest telepath could read her thoughts.
As above mentioned her ability is blocked, when the water is inside of a living being.
|Special Effects (if any):|
|Nearly always she keeps a few bubbles of water orbiting around her.|
|Description of Personality:|
|Well, what to say, she’s a child. She is curious, a little unconfident, intelligent (but sometimes slow-witted) and her mood can change quickly. She only assumes the best of anyone she meets (can vary in a way what she sees). She has a very bright personality and even if her mood is bad, a little sweet snack and she is cheers up instantly.|
She has the habit to start speaking, before her mind is done thinking.
Like every child with a supernatural talent, she got a special training at school. Therefore she uses it naturally.
She can be very stubborn when she’s got something into her head (mostly this would be something to nibble).
If something does not interest her she can be very forgetful.
She is always trying to avoid conflicts (physical and verbal). The only one she really can be at loggerheads with is her sister. When a confrontation is inevitable (and if she isn’t scared enough so that her personality copy ability jumps in) she uses her power mainly to protect herself (and others with her) and to keep hostile persons away.
Finally worth mentioning would be her preference (better make that addiction) for all kind of sweets.
|In her home world live anthropomorphic animals alongside human beings. The technology standard would approximate today’s modern times. About half of its population has something what’s called a “supernatural talent”. This talent can be almost anything that is imaginable (The most acquainted would be telekinesis and telepathy). Most people with a talent make a living from it (like her father).|
Neema’s mother, a black cat anthropomorph, is the only member of the family, who has no talent.
Her father, a grey brown donkey has the ability to turn living beings into dolls. How he does that, even he doesn’t know for sure. There is the theory, that he doesn’t transform them, but teleport them into a parallel universe and at the same time ‘port a similar shaped doll back. As long as the beings are in doll-state they don’t age. The dolls are very tolerant to damage of any sort (heat, impact, cold, water, radiation,…) He makes money by “storing” pets, whose owners want to go on vacation. Or he preserves pets, which reach the end of their life. He also saved someone’s live once by keeping him in doll state, until he was in the hospital (A story he is never tired to tell,… again and again…)
Before she entered the NCD, she lived with her parents (and sometimes also with her sister) a very peaceful (and a bit boring) life.
Everything was fine until one Halloween night. Her parents were preparing for a costume party, when her father (a brown donkey anthropomorph) had this stupid idea of testing his costume (a really fearsome demon, especially for a little girl) on her. Of course she was scared to death and instinctively used her personality copy ability on her father. Unfortunately he had the ability to turn living beings into dolls. She copied the ability and turned her parents into dolls (yes, the ones on her wristbands). It was the first time she used this ability, so her father couldn’t know this would happen (still was a stupid idea).
In search of a “cure” she ended up in the dream (She wasn't searching hard, in fact she planned on starting the search real soon... sometime). However she also sees this as an opportunity to have adventures and hopes to find the best sweets this world (or any other she may visit) can offer.
You can find a more detailed version of the story here (packed in a dialogue between her and her sister).
|Here is my picture of Neema|
The picture on top of the profile is from the Line-up.
Pictures of Neema:
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"Text in quotation marks" are spoken words.
"Text in quotation marks and in italic" are thoughts.
I sometimes use bold to point out a word (see previous sentences).
In some cases I use 'a single inversed comma' to imply a different meaning of the word.
I usually post once a day or once every two days, depending on my free time (and the number of threads I participate in.)
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Since Neema and Thialu are often together I may post for both with one login. In such a case Neema's actions and conversation are black and Thialu's actions and conversations are in purple.
This profile was last updated on 15. September 2004.
|A brief and character revealing answer to the question, "What is your ambition?"|
“To get my hands on the ultimate sweet… and… umm… what was I forgetting?... oh of course! trying to find a way to turn my parents back to normal”
|List of Links:|
|More or less just a reminder for myself, so I can clean out my 'favorite threads' (well not all of course).|
Pyros beware Neema meets Charis, 3l3ctrophr34k and others.
Uh… kaboom? Neema meets the Repo-Bots and Yao Chi, who takes her for a ride in the sky.
Avatar backlash Discussion in Reflect.
Crash in the desert Part one of my first GM attempt in ENTER.
Searching for water Part two of my first GM attempt in ENTER.
Kudos to SETTLE Photographers The title says it all. There hasn’t been much new photographs of homethreads recently, but I hope that changes.
Learning to fly Neema and Thialu’s attempts to master the art of staying in the air.
Cementary of threads And idea of mine nobody liked (or nobody understood?).
Psychological attendance for Plushies A link thread in PITCH. Hopefully they will make the sheep curable some time in the future.
A house floating on the water Neema visits Keijya Cherok in his home. There she also meets Phemus and Lisa V.
How to bake cookies Secrets of a sweet recipe.
Sign Ups - Wing Leader: The RP Space Combat Simulator Sign up thread for Arc's RP in PERFORM.
Wing Leader (Thread I): The Luis System Neema get's aboard the DCS Bear's Fang and gets ready for her duty as fighter pilot.
Wing Leader (Thread II): The Calter System For the first time Neema experiences space behind a the controls of a Dagger (Light Fighter)... and quickly gets involved in a space fight.
FREE Emoticons for everyone! Can't find the emoticon you want? Visit this thread! ... Still can't find one? Then make it and add it!
Rainbow Wood Who else than Yao Chi and Alynna could live there? Neema and Thialu visit their nest and find a surprise.
Wish misinterpretation thread There's life in the old dog yet.
Neema's little art thread My art thread in CREATE.