The A'Liot Butcher
The A'Liot's are a stub-nosed, elfen like humanoid species that hail from a planet named Quio'liem on the far side of the galaxy. They're a hairless species aside from the tops of their heads and lack even eyebrows and eyelashes. A common trait amongst the females of the species is a slightly elongated head, towards the back. Pigmentation tends to vary, though they share the commonality of their tones leaning toward the paler or albino tones.
PLACE OF BIRTH
To Shala, her life is quite simple. She was born from the womb of her mother as every A'Liot has before her and as A'liots after her will do until the end of time or the end of her species. She lived a life that someone could live under various circumstances. Whether or not it was a positive or negative upbringing has never been elaborated on by the woman, and most inquiries into her past lead to what she considers to be a well deserved death for the person(s) too stupid to catch the hint that they shouldn't pry too far.
The rest of her life she considers to be just as simple. She gathered skills one under various circumstances would gather and then used those skills toward a trade; that trade just so happened to be murder, extortion, assassination, amongst a great many other crimes on a very long, long list. She has been on a variety of planets and has seen many wonders in her life. She has met many people, some she has killed, some she tried to kill, some who tried to kill her, and some she has affiliated with. One such person is the Kharn. She doesn't say which category he fits under, nor does she elaborate on how she ran into the marauding tribe of space-faring barbarians.
She is with them, and she kills with them. To her, that's all that matters.
Boastful, outspoken, and quite malicious. Shala enjoys treating others as if they are beneath her. Though on occasion, she does deem people to be worthy to be called her peer, though that does very little to cease harsh words and criticisms from flowing. Though she doesn't go out of her way to do so, Shala gets entertainment out of physical and emotional abuse toward others. She will seek out weaknesses in others and chip away at the cracks in their facades until they shatter and crumble at her feet. And then she'd stomp on their remains until there's nothing left but a bloody smear across her canvas; literally and metaphorically.
Shala is physically imposing for a woman of her species and likely for a woman of humanoid species in general. Her greater than average height allows her to tower above most women and meet the gazes of men with equality. In stark contrast to A'Liot women, Shala is well built. She is no lumbering brute, but she possesses more than enough muscle mass to be an obvious physical threat. She appears quite youthful for her age, whether that's due to some sort of extended longevity amongst her people or because she takes care of herself is unknown.
Shala wields a fairly large hooked sword
constructed out of a metallic alloy native to her home planet. The sword is stronger than a lot of other sword types made out of metals from across the galaxy, though it is not indestructible and has been damaged in the past, mostly due to Shala's negligent and improper handling of the weapon. But to her, it's a child's plaything.
Shala has mastered a variety of forms and techniques that allow her to maximize the output of physical punishment. Be it murderous techniques like how to cut someone in such a way that all of their organs fall out, martial skills aimed at severe blunt force trauma, or techniques to keep someone alive through the most excruciating torture one can possibly imagine, she knows it and she uses it well.
In spite of the weapon she most commonly uses, Shala is not a sword fighter. She likes using swords for their lethality and her sword especially, but she's not necessarily all that good at it, and she really doesn't want to be. Clumsy sword fighting tends to get gross and messy for those on the receiving end as she doesn't deliver clean hits or cuts, making for a more vicious and painful experience for those she tends to fight; Shala loves it. At best, she knows how to properly handle the weight distribution and not maim or kill herself while playing around with what she considers a toy rather than a tool.
The ability to manipulate her energy for a variety of effects.
Detecting the natural energy of a person in order to determine their relative level of power. Unfortunately, it does not work all that well unless a person uses the same source of energy as she does, as Shala does not manipulate ki.
Disguising your natural energy to make others with the Sense Ki ability to think you're as strong as the average person or weaker than you actually are to appear as a non-threat.
Utilizing a surge of energy to rapidly shift the users body into another position; often mistaken for teleportation. This ability is short range and can't be used for long range travel.
Using your energy to lift and propel yourself through the air.
Shala possesses the ability to manipulate and generate extreme amounts of electrostatic energy as a purely offensive, energy-based attack, generally fingertips or palms. The bolts of lightning could arc toward multiple targets or explode to create an omnidirectional strike against any and all people in her immediate area. This technique is often used by Shala to torture her opponents and victims, well after they have submitted to her. Along with her lightning projection, she's even capable of manipulating and redirecting ambient sources of electricity in her environment, going as far as precisely directing her own bolts of lighting to a target, summoning down lightning from the skies, or divert an opponents own lightning strike away from herself.
Shala starts this out by powering up, focusing large amounts of energy into both of her hands, which are held at her sides. Her energy starts to circulate around her hands until it intensifies into bolts of crackling electricity. Spheres of energy then form within the palms of her hands. And at that point, she extends her arms outward and the energy explodes into a plume that flutters around as if it were fire, eventually consuming the entirety of Shala's body. It is then sucked back to her hands, as if by a vacuum, and explodes outward in the form of an erratic, jittery energy blast that seems to take cues from bolts of lightning in form and movement rather than typical energy blasts, essentially snaking its way through the air rather than following a typical straight line path. For some opponents, this makes the attack hard to follow and hard to dodge.
Derived from both the Zenon and Electric Judgement, Shala forms a golden yellow ring of energy the size of a basketball in between her hands, with the empty center sparking with electricity similar to a Tesla Coil, signifying its full power. After thrown and colliding with its intended target, an explosion ensues followed by a large buildup of electrostatic energy, frying the nervous system of anyone in the vicinity, temporarily stunning them. Though those weaker individuals may find themselves crippled for longer than expected, and those even weaker will find themselves paralyzed for life if they managed to survive the attack itself.
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