Taiga weighs one hundred and thirty nine pounds and has reached the height of five feet and and six inches. She also has light skin with a small, skinny but muscular body, dark brown hair, and dark blue eyes. Taiga usually wears her yellow jumpsuit with black stripes and doesn’t wear shoes of any kind.
Not too long after her birth in the fire nation, a baby only old by a couple of months was left in front of the doorstep of a large orphanage in a basket buy a woman. After knocking onto the door, she ran off behind the trees to take a glance at the man who opened the door only for his eyes to scroll around d the area for the one who knocked. But hearing a soft cry below him, he was surprised to see a tiny infant softly giggling when their eyes meet. Making sure one last time that there was no one there, he picked up the child and went back inside the shelter where a bunch of other children could be heard. And in assurance that her child was found and being taken care of, the woman wandered away.
A good twelve years have passed since the child was brought in to the orphanage that doubled as a dojo by her guardian, who went by the name of Gouken, and grew up to be a healthy girl who went by her master's given name Taiga. Since she never showed any signs of being a bender like the other children she lived with so he taught her amongst his older students the art of chi blocking. At the ripe age of fourteen years old, Taiga haven’t only mastered her guardians teaching but was boosted with a stream of confidence in herself that lead the little girl to go and seek out strong fighters to test her skill. Eventually, while taking a few losses from the more experienced fighters only to learn greatly for a rematch, she had defeated everyone in the dojo excluding Gouken.
Eventually though, Taiga began to get bored from fighting the same old sparing partners and wondered what she could do. As some time passed, she remembered a while back when she heard some of the older students talking about what they were going to do after passing all of her training. As one of them said that they planned to go to republic city, she jumped to the idea and went to Gouken for permission. Her mentor and father figure was not really if it was safe for her to go to a city alone at her age considering the rumors, but by the way she looked eagerly at the man she was going to go there one way or the other. So after helping her out with her citizenship application and giving her supplies along with some yuans, Gouken along with some kids saw her one last time before she was on board the ship and sailed to republic city.
Taiga usually comes off as incredibly hot blooded and aggressive for someone of her size despite being a trained martial artist. She’s eager to meet an opponent to spar but will turn deadly when either her life is being threatened or if a friend is getting hurt. The girl doesn’t show much empathy towards the people she takes down considering most of the people she kills are usually the ones getting in her way. She will take full responsibility for deaths from sparing though. As confident as she is, Taiga is very concerned about her own growth and would often wish to be as tall and busy as much older women. But for now, she’s stuck looking like a guy until puberty comes to knock at her prepubescent door.
- Martial Arts (Passive)
The user is adept in basic martial arts, allowing them to stay on par with someone who has focused their training on bending.
- Weaponry (Passive)
The user has trained extensively with the use of classical weapons in order to make up for their deficit when it comes to taking on a bender.
- Agility Training (Passive)
The user has received extensive training in their agility in order to increase their raw physical speed. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
- Weight Training (Passive)
The user has received extensive training with weights and other forms of exercise in order to increase their raw physical strength. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
- Endurance Training (Passive)
The user has received extensive training in physical endurance in order to increase the amount of physical energy they have at any given time. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
- Chain Hook (Passive)
The user is knowledgeable in making and using chain hooks. They can be used for transportation as well as combat. (Achieved after 1 week)
- Reflex Training (Passive)
The user's reflexes and reaction time are considerably improved, allowing them to respond faster to attacks. (Achieved after 2 weeks)
Chi-Blocker(Achieved after 1 month)
- Precision Strikes (Passive)
The user has trained in order to achieve the ability to be as precise as possible in combat. This ranges from striking chi points to firing arrows from a bow. However, in focusing their training in this, the user has lessened the total power behind all of their attacks.
- Lightfoot (Passive)
The user is knowledgeable in the art of stealth. The user has received training that allows them to do a multitude of stealth maneuvers; from sneaking silently to achieving quick attacks without making a sound.
- Chi-Blocking (Passive; Exclusive to Chi-Blocker)
The user is knowledgeable of the chi points along a person's body and how to strike them in order to temporarily disable an opponent. Possibly causing intense pain, paralysis and negating the target's bending.
- Contortionist (Passive; Exclusive to Chi-Blocker)
Chi-Blockers are capable of achieving a greater level of physical flexibility than others, allowing them to dodge attacks and escape restraints more effectively.
(Note: Once an ability is chosen, it cannot be changed. Also, Master level powers can only be achieved after 7 months and require 2 open power slots.)
- Melee Weapon Mastery (Passive)
The user has extensively trained with all forms of melee weaponry in order to become a master in the usage of them. As such, the user may use any form of melee weapon to its fullest potential. (This includes things such as: swords, axes, maces, etc) (Achieved after 2 months)
- Adrenaline Rush (Passive; Requires 2 open slots)
The user, through intense practice and meditation, has achieved the ability to force their body to not send signals of pain to their brain while releasing a massive burst of adrenaline. Due to this, they can keep on going even when horribly injured and temporarily increases their speed and strength, despite the costs. However, this is a double edged sword and the user will not be able to know when their injuries are too severe, causing them to suffer greatly afterwards and be physically drained. This effect can only last for a few minutes, as it requires intense concentration. (Achieved after 7 months)