The Scholarship Student
Cisgender girl (she/her)
Tabitha Ruth Meyer
Tabby, but she is not a fan of nicknames.
Slender, lightly muscled, average height.
A bit below average due to her time on the streets, but she gains it back while at the Academy.
Long and ragged, but she crops it to chin length once at the Academy.
She destroys one of her hands while escaping her captivity, and eventually gets a robotic replacement.
Expressive eyebrows, thin lips, slightly prominent ears.
When she pushes her gift too far, her nose begins to bleed.
Tabitha is very goal-oriented, and will let nothing stand in her way as she advances. She was offered a scholarship to the Academy and took it without hesitation since it was her only way to get off of Kauff's streets. Tabitha has a very dry personality, often making snide observations and comments in her head. She's persistent, clever, cunning, stubborn, petty, and does not forgive easily. She holds grudges and does not relinquish them often, if it all. She's quite closed-off and is easily irritated, finding attempts at help or even friendship as a distraction and something with an ulterior motive. She's very bright, and finds it easy to grasp new topics that are thrown her way. She's one of the cleverest students at the Academy. Very introverted, she spends most of her free time alone or with only one or two others. Not one for conversation. Despite her claims of being above it all, she's ultimately manipulated into murder by the Director, who uses Tabitha's deep-seated yet fiercely guarded desire to find someone like her against her.
Stands very still, tends to cock a single eyebrow when her curiosity is piqued or when she feels incredulous.
Thievery, stealth, can "read" the history of items she picks up. Has a knack for memorization.
To advance in the government and make a name for herself.
Studying, memorizing equations and texts, petty thievery.
Stubborn, apathetic, rude, self-centered, easily annoyed, petty, ruthless. Has no moral convictions, and will throw anyone under the bus to get ahead.
Initially distrustful of aliens, although her time on the streets helped that to lessen. Very distrustful of authority figures, and people offering to help her, since she believes they all have ulterior motives.
Can read the histories of items that she holds.
Tabitha's parents died when she was young, and she grew up on the fly in the gutters and the streets of, a smog-laden industrial planet in the center of the Thetan System. She was a thief for many years, exploring different parts of the sprawling city and occasionally using her powers to gain extra cash from readings. When she was seventeen, a government official stumbled upon one of her (highly illegal) readings, and she drew her knives and knocked the official out in seconds. Two more approached her, and took her into custody. They offered her a scholarship to the Academy, but refused to explain why to her. Seizing her opportunity for a better life, she agreed to go, and was shipped off soon after.
Literate and could do basic math before being sent to the Academy, where she learned much more.
Art credit to the Girl Maker picrew by Ummmmandy