|The VRcade was full today. Kojiro was patiently waiting on the
VRcade queue. He was scheduled to fight the next turn. Beside
him was his prospective rival, some kid he didn't know.
"What kind of VM do you have?", asked him the guy. "I pilot a
custom-made VM rated 250, the 'Red Devil'. By the way, call me
"You can call me Chiisai. I fly a custom, too, Cora, rated 227",
"Can I take a peek or do you wanna it to be a surprise?", said
Iceman holding a hardcopy of his VM's specs. Both kind of things,
sharing info about the mecha or zealously hidding it, were fairly
common on this kind of impromptu duels.
"Sure", said him, taking it and handing the other kid a hardcopy
of his own Cora. He quickly perused the info. Fast mecha. Light
armor but excellent maneuverability. Weapons only fairly powerful
but highly acurate, a nice array indeed. Sleek appearance, a stylized
humanoid with a tail. A reaction time that was incredible and
an advanced actuator electronics routine that he wanted to take
his hands on. It looked like a dream of a VM to pilot.
Some muffled chokes coming from Iceman interrupted him. He raised
his head and saw the other kid's expresion as he checked and double-checked
the code size figures. "Yo... you coded *WHAT*?!?! Are you sure
this adds to only 227 info blocks?"
"Sure, it does", interrupted him Maki. "Everybody keeps asking
him that and slowing the queue instead of entering the pod. Are
you two gonna play or not?"
Iceman looked at the loooooong queue behind him, then at the VM
pod, then again at the queue, then finally at the hardcopy he
had on his hands.
Nationality: Japanese Age: 16 Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" Weight: 103# Kg Hair: Short Straight Black. Eyes:
Alternating wildly between "Intellectual, friendly" and "Silly,
Jenny, Isa, Auzzie, Jaired
His Ozaky complex (*) makes him think of his Cora as a friend rather than a VM, too.
Braddock. He also doesn't like the members of the RLA VM team.
Father: Tenshi and Mother: Hongoko, both run a counsellory office
Pest Small Brother: Fo Battou, 12 years, always looking for trouble
for his brother to wind into.
Kojiro, best known as "Chiisai", is a Japanese schoolboy who looks
a bit of a wild card: he had problems since he refused to wear
his school's uniform (or any other kind of uniform), but also
was one of his school's delegates; refused to play ball or sports
with other kids as a child, but got into fights (which he never
started) to defend smaller kids from bullies and gangs, even with
his meager strength; and he got into BIG trouble when told a teacher
who was cheating with his grade tests to get stuffed, but also
got into BIG trouble when he told another, bigot teacher who was
cheating on a foreigner classmate's grade tests to get stuffed,
He's very pale, almost white, very lean, almost skeletal, and
wears black always. This makes for a somewhat scary look at night,
but the shiny blue mountain bike (with a Harley-Davidson logo)
he rides at all times (even parking it between real H-Ds, without
a shadow of shame) totally screws that look. He is (or can eventually
become) a skilled mechanic, but the treatment he gives to his
bike each time he can is too severe; so, his VM pals can hear
it approaching the VM Arcade from afar.
Outside the VM pod, Chiisai is known for never starting a fight
but never stepping outside one once started. He never starts these
fights... just tends to wind up in them. (Given his admittedly
small skill, he's won a suprisingly large amount of these unimportant
kids fights). To him, however, the only real important fights
are the ones to defend his kid brother...for these, he holds back
nothing, and will use whatever is needed to win. (Don't mess with
this guys family...BAD IDEA). Inside the VM pod, Chiisai is known
for ALWAYS starting the fights and NEVER remaining on one he can't
win - fleeing and attacking again when he wills - until only one
remains. This behavior contrast sharply with his normal self,
to the point some of his friends are concerned with dual-personality
He's not the best VM pilot around (although he's rather good),
but he compensates with his excellent tactical skill, always knowing
where to situate his white-cougar spotted VM (which, besides,
is a wonderful urban cammo pattern) for best effect. He's a competent
VM programer and much, much better designer than most of his better-piloting
friends. He's particularly good on "aces high", dogfighting arenas.
He loves to ride VMs as much as he loves riding his bike.
His current VM design is "Cora", but he rarely gets to pilot her.
Usually, his rivals complaint, "There is NO WAY for me of damaging
this 8P&%$*_* thing!". "There is", he uses to answer (but obviously
not telling how it is), but many pilots refuse to fight against
this design unless forced to do so. Chiisai then uses to say,
"Well, then I'll take a copy of YOUR mecha". Some friends of him
think he really built Cora to have a chance of piloting all these
Right now, he's uninvolved, but he's planning to change that from
the very moment he knew Isami. She's still too young, but he's
Quote: "HO KA HEY!" (Indian war cry)
- This character is peculiar on that he's got the usual number
of points on stats and skills interchanged! If used as a PC, player
is advised to remember that so many skills still have a low stat
to be based on...
- "Ozaky complex: Tendency to refer to inanimate objects, mainly
vehicles, as if they were a living friend or relative. See Leona,
Bonaparte" (from the 1999 edition of "Animeciclopediae vol. 15: Osaka-SDF")
"Yes, I wanna play, but, Chiisai, there's no way my VM can even
harm that monstruosity of yours! It won't be fair!" The kid's
voice was painful.
That was what Kojiro had been waiting. "No trouble, Iceman. You have
a really nice VM design. I'm not really too attached to mine",
he lied, managing to keep a straight face -not a small trick.
"Do you have any trouble if I take a copy?", asked with a delightful
bright on his eyes.
Maki silently sighed (years of expertice helped her to hide it)
and slotted the Red Devil disk on the master drive. Goddess, that
Kojiro kid was always with the same thing...
|Autentic 1998 GT-Harley Davidson Velo Glide mountain bike. Limited
300 units series. A.R.C. system, Shimano Nexus Inter-4 grouping,
Rock Shock Custom Quad 21 fork, chromed plug for the "fake" fuel
tank , leather seat embroided with the HD logo. Available on four
colors (but blue is perfect!) Of course, that one is Kojiro Battou's