Owned by Gigitygig
Bender type: Earthbender
Junko Himura is a very odd young woman. What Junko has been through during her early teenage years has twisted the sweet and caring young girl that Junko was in her earlier years into something almost unrecognisable. Now she is but a day-dreaming, air-headed husk of the happy girl she once was, barely able to pay attention to those around her for more than a few moments at a time; all that pulls her out of this stupor is the threat of danger.
During the periods when Junko is relatively lucid she rarely talks about anything other than her adoptive parents or her brother, Yamato. Junko’s behaviour when not experiencing her few and far between periods of lucidity is unresponsive to others words and actions and seemingly acts as if some by whim, which means all her actions are often thought of as utterly random and confusing.
Junko though broken and mentally fractured has hope still if she can just find her remaining family. She is untrusting of all and those who try to help her end up getting either burnt, killed or injured. Her attachment to her family is the one of the only things that she can still recall with some clarity and as such it is highly likely that she will only respond amicably to her family…
Junko was born to a poor Fire Nation woman named Teiko and an Earth Republic Soldier by the name of Hei-Po. Junko’s mother was left to raise her child alone as Hei-Po returned to the Earth Republic after his tour of service ended. The first three years of Junko’s life were spent in and out of public housing as her mother struggled to balance work and the welfare of her daughter and eventually after these short years of struggle Teiko could not bare to subject her daughter to such poverty and she placed her into an orphanage.
Junko grew up quickly in the orphanage, she was only three years old yet was as well spoken as those twice her age and she was just as smart. After a year of living in the Fire Nation Capital Orphanage Junko was adopted by Sho-Lin and Tao Himura, a barren couple belonging to one of the wealthier noble families of the Fire Nation. She quickly settled into her new family. Her adoptive brother, Yamato was especially close to her. Yamato and Junko played with one another constantly and when her brother got into trouble with their parents it was always Junko’s duty to get him out of it. After yet another year Yamato gained his ability to firebend and it became Junko’s mission now to get him out of trouble when he lit things on fire not just when he decided to play a prank on Sho-Lin or Tao.
After a few more years of living with her beloved family Junko showed her bending abilities herself when her brother accidentally knocked her out of the family’s satomobile. Junko’s short life flew before her eyes as the pavement rushed to meet her and extending her hands she somehow made the earth soft enough to make the impact survivable. Her family was panic-struck at the incident and coddled her even more, treating Junko like some precious sculpture, every action had to be as gentle as possible for fear of hurting her. Such treatment infuriated Junko to no end but like the good daughter and sister she was not a peep of complaint could be heard from her as she did not want to make them worry. She did of course sneak out almost every night to train and grow ever more skilled at her bending but what her family did not know couldn’t hurt them.
Not much changed when Yamato left to join the military when she was 16, sure Junko expressed her surprise that the lazy prankster had decided to go do something that required effort but she was happy nonetheless for him. Junko just continued on like she always had, charming daughter by day and avid bender by night. It wasn’t long before Junko was even sneaking out to compete in amatuer pro-bending matches held after the weekly Fire Nation circuit matches, she was pretty good at it too. Her winnings more than doubled what she was getting as an allowance from Sho-Lin and Tao. Three years passed in relatively same fashion however her adoptive parents were getting old, they adopted her brother and her in their early 40s after years and years of trying to conceive and even though Junko did not want to acknowledge it she knew they weren’t going to be around forever, though she did not realize that forever was being moved up for her parents sooner than expected…
Junko was 19 when they came to the house, demanding to speak to her father. Men in suits carrying weapons, cuffs and oddly, legal contracts. They wanted her father to give them money from the family business and in return they would protect it. Of course Tao Himura had heard all of this before and refused but what he was dealing with was The Syndicate and such men were not to be denied. Their wrath was swift and decisive, in mere seconds Tao Himura had suffered a fatal heart attack thanks the the poisonous attack of the man sitting across from him, his wife was to suffer a similar fate and his daughter… Well his daughter was pretty, worth something to the more unsavoury men in the employ of The Syndicate and so she was carted off in the back of a satomobile. Her brother was left to find out after returning from military duty that his parents had died and his sister had disappeared, the deal was not to be with his parents so maybe the son would comply…
Junko was taken out of the Fire Nation, stuffed in a packing container with several other terrified and traumatized young women and shipped off to Ba Sing Se, the current center of The Syndicate’s operations and installed as a sex slave to The Syndicate members in the city… she was told that “only the best women from the best houses were to be for The Syndicate’s pleasure” or something like that by the man who dragged her screaming from the packing container. Brutalization and total subjugation was given to Junko time and time again during the next two years of her life. She fought back at first but after a week of starvation, whipping and repeated rape she learnt to never again deny her masters. The sweet young girl fled in the darkest corners of the now beaten and broken young woman’s mind and she laid still and unresisting to the torments of those above her.
Junko had given up hope, she was done and she no longer even dared to think that they would even just let her die, tormenting her must make them happy right? So why would they ever stop it? Doesn’t everyone want to be happy? These thoughts were all she could think when they came at her with whips, with knives even with animals she was so used to this horror that when they finally came for her, those men who worked for the Ba SIng Se Police Force, she was confused. Why didn’t they hurt her? Why did they help her, her and the other girls?
Junko no longer knew what to do, the comfort of knowing that she’ll hurt eventually had been all of her for so long… Maybe hurting them will help? Resolving that vengeance, blood and desolation for The Syndicate may get her back what she lost she decided to make her way to Republic City, the one place she knew for sure they had trouble in, she heard it from one of them afterall. It’s time to make them hurt...
The user can send a small boulder flying in any direction once struck which breaks apart into many smaller projectiles when it hits something.
The user is able to crush or even shatter anything made of stone without any force required.
The user is able to create a small wall made of stone which can be used to defend or obstruct a path.
The user is able to cause earth to levitate allowing them to use any earth they control as a moderate defense or even to allow time to prepare an attack.
The user is able to compress earth into a much denser state allowing them to harden soil or stone for stronger offense or defense. The user must take time to compress the earth.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user is able to pull together many stones around them in order to form a makeshift shelter as a defense around them or something else. They can also use it to encase an enemy. (Achieved after 1 week)
The user is able to force sharp columns of stone out of the ground that can be used to cut or even stab others as well as obstruct paths. (Achieved after 2 weeks)
Rock Breaker(Achieved after 1 month)
The user is able to create jets of stone out of the ground which can be used to launch things into the air as well as a sort of spring to soften falls from high distances.
The user is able to strike the ground and create large tremors which can disorient or even topple others in a large area around them. The user is unable to differentiate friend from foe with this power.
The user is able to earthbend without touching the earth they are bending.
The user can tear several large chunks of earth straight out of the ground and command them to float into the air before raining down around them. The user can ensure that themselves and nearby allies aren't harmed in the attack, but they are unable to move while using this power as it takes heavy concentration.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed. Also, Master level powers can only be achieved after 7 months and require 2 open power slots.)
The user is able to sense their surroundings by feeling tremors in the ground. This allows the user to 'see' with their earthbending in a large area around them. (Achieved after 2 months)
The user is able to bend metal. Metal is significantly denser than stone and in turn makes the act of bending it take longer than if it were stone. The user may only metalbend one object at a time, the size of the object does not matter nor do any other objects connected. (Achieved after 7 months)