I’m joining this contest, why not. *shrugs*
Name: Masuma “Aza” Merulla.
The etymology behind her name stems from words representing innocence. (Her nickname, Aza, is because the name leaves me tongue-tied.)
Aza represents the childish mindset that I try- and fail- to hide. She’s the bubbly cheerful child who you can never get mad at (or, in the case that you do, you feel really guilty afterwards). She’s surprisingly tough and stubborn, much like a younger sibling.
They almost instantly made a pact together. It may have had something to do with her pleading- “Can we make a pact? Pleasies? It’ll be fun! C’mon, pleeeeease?” Her part of the pact is to find a person from her past (she found a leftover poisoned vial in the scarred battlefields of a scavenged planet). The physical results of the pact are the sun-shaped markings, yellow eyes that are shared, and that ‘my’ skin turns pinkish and armor-like whenever something threatening appears (almost like a blush).
Aza’s represents the voice of everything good and cheerful- the better part of a person’s conscience. Her ability is mental manipulation- she mostly uses it to make people happier or to keep people she deems scary away. She’s been in this form for a little over a year, so she’s easily confused by everything around her and will unwittingly use her abilities to control people around her. Unfortunately, it causes some people to avoid the duo.
Masuma has a boundless supply of energy, which causes her pact-mate to be kept up into the early morning hours. She giggles most of the time, a cute “hehe” whenever she finds something- which is mostly EVERYTHING- amusing.
Whenever something intimidating comes up, she hides behind ‘me’, like a kid hiding behind their parent. But most of the time, Aza’s clinging to ‘my’ arm or neck, insisting that I do something fun rather than studying all the time.
The concept for her design came from the idea of a “demon” being innocent and childish.