Kari, Ka'riin (Past name) Karina Egret (Modern name)Appearance:
Cyber goth, raver, visual kei, sexy, tall, thin, Titles:
Sailor Senshi / Sister of the Messier Alliance / Aquila SenshiBirthday:
Sometime in AugustHeight:
Ancient Sumer / MesopotamianSkin Color:
Tan. Middle Eastern Hair Color:
Pale RoseHair Length:
Shoulder lengthEye Color:
Gold. Iridescent. Tattoos / Scars:
An ugly mark representing B133 on her chest
Who are you?
Ka'ri (pronounced kah-ree)
is a quiet and observant person that prefers to stay to herself. Most people tend to write her off as being cold, when really she just doesn't have much to say. She rarely cares about trends. When people get excited about them, she just listens, not having much to add to the conversation. Music, however, is a different story. There is just something about music that makes her feel alive
. For the most part, Ka'ri was a good student but it wasn't uncommon for her to get caught sneaking in her ipod into class. She was always listening to the some newly leaked underground album from her favorite DJs.
When she was 16, her best friend Maya (and now roommate) introduced her to club Lavatos
. Every Saturday they would play the best hardcore tracks until 3am. The rhythmic beats and bass were like ecstasy. Saturday became a ritual. Slowly, Maya would scavenge thrift stores and eBay for all sorts of outfits for them to wear. Industrial. Punk. Goth. Cyber. Gyaru. Kandi.
Ka'ri would lose herself dancing. Each beat would take her seemingly to another place in time. In her mind's eye, she could see sand dunes and blue skies. The scene was nostalgic. Soon it became like a reoccurring dream. Whenever she was bored in class, it would come to her for just a second; Sand, sky, and overwhelming light. Her mind would constantly nag her with daydreams that seemed like memories. She couldn't concentrate on school anymore, only the next Saturday where she'd sneak out to Lavatos was on her mind.
A whole year passed this way, and although Ka'ri felt like she was getting closer to remembering something, there was little explanation for her dreams. But she was not alone. Strange things were happening to many girls all over the planet.
Some could even hear a small whisper calling out from the darkness when they slept at night..."133...133..."
Where do you come from?
No one knows exactly where Ka'ri was born. She was abandoned by her biological parents shortly after her birth. Miraculously, she ended up in the custody of an American adoption agency which helped her find a loving new family when she was just three years old. Currently, she lives in Florida and just recently graduated from public high school.
What are your special qualities?
Even before she awoke as a senshi, B133 was highly sensitive to abnormal energy levels. Even if a human has had minimal exposures to these situations, B133 can easily detect even spiritual faint signatures. She can also sense if someone is a Messier / Barnard and other mystical beings.
After awakening as senshi, 133 started to have full hallucinations where she could move, see and hear as if she were standing in another place in time. Using the same music they play at the club (hardstyle, with lots of bass and rhythmic beats) she is able to induce herself in a trance like state. Sometimes, these visions can be slightly foretelling. When she meets someone new (especially a senshi) it often feels as if she has met them before.
What is your civilian name?
Shortly after being adopted, her parents legally named her Karina Egrett. "Karina" was chosen mainly because she insisted that her name was "Kaaaaa reeeeee"
even though she was a toddler and the agency could not confirm if that was actually her original name.
What is your senshi name?
Sailor Barnard 133
What are your powers?Aphotic Sphere
Small energy orbs charged with a dark elemental effect. Each orb can be set to either draw things in (like a black hole) or expel things out (like a bomb). In theory, these orbs could be charged to have other effects (gravitational, magnetic, other elements, etc.) but they are not compatible with light as they absorb it. Special Summon: Wings of Aquila
They appear to be dark, purple, semi-transparent, distorted and ghost like. When activated, 133 is capable of flight, levitation and is temporarily immune to space / time effects that would normally paralyze someone in battle. With some training, it is possible that this ability could be enhanced to slip between dimensions or natural occurring rifts. Special Summon can rarely ever be used. It is extremely taxing on the body (unless it's being used for gliding / short flights). Once summoned it will remain in effect for a short time.
Who (in the Alliance) do you most closely interact with?
Kari is young and just starting to get out on her own, so she isn't very involved with the Messier Sisterhood. Like most Barnards, she usually will not act unless it's necessary. She has mostly seen other senshi in passing.
Currently, she is acquainted with B76, another senshi who is able to manipulate the shadows to her will. Not many senshi can travel through darkness like these two can, so you could say they it was inevitable they would take note of each other's presences at some point. Also, she has ran into B6 on a few occasions.
Are you an established senshi or have you been reborn?
Kari was not born a senshi. She gained her powers in her past life sometime around 3000 BC. She was not a notable senshi, but her power is great and ancient. In the present, she has been recently reborn. Physically she is about 19 years old. She has only been "awake" for about one year.
How old does your species typically live to be? (Or if human, people where you're from)
The average human female life expectancy for someone living in the United States is apx. 79 years old.
What is a typical day like where you come from?
For years it was the same old thing. Get up, debate about clothing for an hour, go to school, talk to Maya, rush home, homework, bed, repeat. But after graduation, everything changed. There was nowhere she had to be. No reason to wake up at 6 AM.
She should be in college like everyone else, but because of her newly found senshi powers, Ka'ri decided that she needed some time off. Luckily, Maya got a scholarship to go to a great school and her parents decided to help out by renting her a small apartment near campus. Somehow, they convinced Ka'ri's parents to let her move out there too, telling them she wanted to work and also become a part time student. They agreed. This creates the perfect alibi and gives Kari the freedom to pursue any Messier interests if necessary.
Is there anything special you'd like the judges to note about this senshi?
(Use this area to include relevant details about the image, senshi, etc.)
I just want people to realize that the point of this drawing is the light and shadow. That's why the lighting is a bit twisted and unrealistic. The light half represents her senshi nature, which is inherently good. The dark half represents her Barnard side that feels at home in shadows. However, feeling such comfort in the dark is not without risk. It means she's that much closer to evil. Many senshi (such as our NGC sister) have succumbed to the darkness and for a Barnard who's element is "dark" she could be easily manipulated to share the same fate. This is why light and shadow is such a big part of my drawing. B133 must master both to fully gain control of herself and her powers. If my background seems a bit on the simple side, it's because I want the focus to be on my character. Too many stars, brushes, colors, patterns etc. in the background distract from the actual art.