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Sanctum Reference: Shapeshifter #100, Io by AkitheFrivolicious Sanctum Reference: Shapeshifter #100, Io by AkitheFrivolicious
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My partner :iconkirrw:'s reference: kirrw.deviantart.com/art/SANCT…
Her Audition: kirrw.deviantart.com/art/SACTU…

FINALLY DONE. Uguu. I made it a lot less cluttered but it's still pretty wordy. Sorry @_@ I tend to ramble I suppose.
Fun fact: She talks like a Portal 2 Turret but is tone deaf and cannot sing. Hurr. Anyway. Here goes nothing.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Io talks in the 3rd person.

BASICS
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Io (pronounced eye-oh, like the letters I and O)

HP 200 (regenerates 5 hp every 15 seconds rested)
STR Medium
SPD Very High
STA High
INT Very Low

Sex
Female externally. She has no internal female composition to technically count as such.

Age
Unknown. Suspected early to mid-twenties. (She was 6 when she was first captured)

Species
Before Tlocan adaptation, a half-Mysidian, half Human. After Tlocan Adaptation, a Nanite-constructed Android built to be an intensely research-focused Artificial Intelligence. In laymen’s terms, a robot made of a bunch of other little robots.

Height
170 centimeters/ 5 feet 7 inches

Weight
81.6 kilograms / 180 pounds

ABOUT
Io came into existence as the last in a series of experimental ‘limitless’ Shapeshifting Androids created by the Tlocan Empire. Because she was the latest model, she was the first subjected to experimental ‘upgrades’, ranging from exploring a Shifter’s potential to regenerate damaged Nanites to the ability to hover. These updates have caused her to become addicted to scientific research, seeking out answers at whatever cost, even at the risk of her own life.

Due to an ‘incident’ of selfish actions, she has been expelled from the Tlocan army and labeled a traitor. Her most recent days have been spent as a captive to the After Earth Rebels, rendered functionally useless by a Neutralizer disc that keeps her from using any of her upgrades, including her ability to float, shift, and fight. Her behavior has also drastically improved. She is much more sedated and prone to attempt ‘human activities’. But suppression cannot always contain the unwilling.

Arriving in Sanctum will remove any effects left by the Neutralizer, including fighting abilities and her natural destructive personality.

Io’s entire body - hair included - is composed of billions of Nanites. Nanites - tiny hive-minded robots no bigger than the head of a needle - that are programmed around a central core which is fitted with Io’s personality and ‘survival instincts’. The Nanites respond to exterior situations and threats appropriately, be it making Io appear grotesque, to helping her escape in a hopeless situation. More often than not, she will stay and fight. The added mass of Io’s flowing hair gives her a more elaborate array of Shapeshifting choices, as well as a deadlier range.

ABILITIES & FIGHTING STYLE
Io fights with speed and distracting tactics until she is able to use deadly force. Her hair is her primary weapon, able to support her weight and up to an additional 150 pounds. Her hair is also incredibly durable - though the threads are finer than silk individually, they are still made from an incredibly hard to cut alloy. She can use her hair to stop bullets approaching, as well as to stop her body while she is in mid-air. She is a ruthless combatant and can sustain a high amount of damage, but the more damage she takes, the slower she becomes as her body attempts to regenerate itself. It will take consumed food and uninterrupted rest to fully recover (Being an Android, she’s never had to consume food before, so she may not recognize this feature.)

NOTE: Her hair, though her greatest asset, can also be her downfall. If her hair is cut, the severed end will immediately turn to glass and shatter upon impact. It takes at least a day for her hair to regrow, and until it does, she will not be able to use any of her abilities.

She is made to specialize in fantastical Shapeshifting with an emphasis on the unnatural and terrifying. Though she is meant to be able to shift into skeletal beasts and demons, she’d much rather just change the appearance of her face to frighten NPC’s and other contestants.

PERSONALITY
Io is insatiably sociable and borderline insane. Her formatted sweet and enthusiastic nature makes her nearly impossible to ignore, and no NPC nor player will be left unmet. This does not mean that all of her actions will be friendly or pleasant. She has little regard for the well-being of Sanctum’s NPC’s, and will not hesitate to kill them should they have something she wants. Because of her eagerness for social interaction, Io can come off as pushy, and will not hesitate in entrapping other players or NPC’s that she enjoys the company of within her hair. She will parade around with said people until she finds herself bored or distracted by something new. She has a particular fascination for other Androids and A.I.

On a more important note, Io is unable to actually relate to humans. She cannot feel empathy, compassion, or love. She cannot tell hot from cold, or taste foods, or smell baked goods. But she is no stranger to fear or to pain. Pain is a very real thing to her, and she is very afraid of it.

Io is easily entertained and on rare occasion subdued by the sound of vocal music. She is tone deaf and cannot produce a melody without causing those around her to cringe.

STRENGTHS
-Her eyes are white, but she is not blind. She has infrared and heat vision when fully rested.
-She is very fast.
-Her hair is very sharp and stabby.
-She can shapeshift.
-She has no human emotions, so she is immune to begging.

WEAKNESS
-If her hair is severed in combat, she will lose her powers.
-The brooch on her chest is what keeps her body humanoid. If damaged, she will become a shapeless cloud of swarming nanites.
-She has no human emotions, so she can’t relate to others.
-She gets tired if she's damaged too much.

EXTRA
-She has no extra items, but will periodically rob NPC's to steal their garments. She likes flowing dresses especially.
-When she shapeshifts into a wraith or a banshee, she can let out a piercingly loud shriek that can stun or deafen opponents.

Theme: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7QhE_… Glittering Cloud by Imogen Heap.



Okayalldone. If you want to see more Io, you can find some of her original doodles over here: avesetsuna.deviantart.com/art/…

Thanks for reading C:

Art & Io (c) :iconakithefrivolicious:
Extra characters are :icondragol:'s July and :iconkirrw:'s #6 and Key.
Tloca/Tlocans Concept (c) :iconmogett:
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:iconzombiepiratewk:
ZombiePirateWK Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student General Artist
She's like a friendlier Marceline.
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Who is that oDo
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:iconzombiepiratewk:
ZombiePirateWK Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student General Artist
From Adventure Time... Marcy? The Vampire Queen?
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Iiiii only ever saw one season and she wasn't in it oxo!
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MelCairoRose Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Io is just an adorable character. Even though she can just kill us all easily. ;u;


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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HAha! THAT IS THE POINT. Cute but deadly >: D!!
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:iconmelcairorose:
MelCairoRose Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Wonderful combo.
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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LlamaDoodle Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Look at that cutie patoot. With only marginal stab-you-in-the-chest tendencies.
I alos really like characters with white hair but I guess you know that already owo
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*LOL*
Thankyouverymuch >v< And YES oDo
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batlesbo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She looks fab :>
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconwittlebanzaitree:
WittleBanzaiTree Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Oh it's IO again :'D
I loved her then,still loving her now |D
I wish you all the best in the OCT,remember to have fun and kick ass |D
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Again ovo??
Thank you!
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:iconwittlebanzaitree:
WittleBanzaiTree Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
ovo?
You're most welcome vuv
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:iconspunkytruffles:
SpunkyTruffles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
She's so cute~! :3
I love her colors and the use of her hair too!
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youuuu so much! 
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SpunkyTruffles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
no problem~
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:iconcalanii:
calanii Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
HEY WOW YOUR CHARACTER IS A CUTIE UM OKAY 
There is nothing cuter than really adorable android like this ugh that's one of my favorite character types on the planet ok

HOPE TO SEE YOU IN SANCTUMMM <3
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*lol's*

Thankyousomuch @v@ YOUR DUDE IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF CUTIE BUT STILL A CUTIE THANK YOU GKLHWELKRW

And HOPE TO SEE YOU TOO YES
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NO-Yoichi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the colors you used for her and she has such a cute design! I cannot wait to see how you depict her fights
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyouuuu :D!
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SquidButler Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh my gosh! She's adorable! ; 7 ; gosh, I always love your designs, and how much thought you put into each character!! I'll be rooting for you!
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
<3 Thank you! It means a lot coming from a talented artist such as yo'self C: 
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irthepwn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks really fun! And with the Portal turret voice? Done~ <3
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
>v< Thankyou! She's pretty fun. PRETTY DANGEROUS TOO @v@ 
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:iconirthepwn:
irthepwn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I can't wait to see what she does in battle!
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Kth-77 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Man, I hope I get accepted and my OC can come face to face with yours, their personalities would be so fun to depict bouncing off one another (he/it's a robot).
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awwhaww, thank you! There's so many people I want to face off against, haha - it'd be fun! 
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:iconcalanii:
calanii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, really neat character!! Good luck in sanctum, hope tah see u there~! <<<:
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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r3v3rend Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the R2-D2 quality to her costume.
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I hadn't even thought of that xD The original design was based off an old Kingdom Heights/FLCL design I came up with.. but R2-D2 is more appropriate : D  
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r3v3rend Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope we get put against each other just so I have the chance to draw IO in action!  Love this character.
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Even if we don't get pitted against one another in combat we should totes do some art trading >v< *fist pump* Thank you!
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DreamChronicler Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
a Technical question my friend, Ave, about this character. What inhuman there is about this characters personality? I see her as happy childlike person with steak of mischief but I can't really notice any inhumanity about her. Could you clarify it for me?
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What I meant was, while Io acts childlike and sweet, it's only because of her programming. It's specifically to disarm people and think she's some naive girl who wouldn't pose a threat or know how to actually fight. She isn't able to understand things like compassion, or empathy, or love, hatred, attachment, longing. She cannot relate to others emotionally. It makes it easier for her to dispose of opponents and enemies because she can't feel for them. Mercy and begging will fall on deaf ears. 

Her maker DID program her with the ability to feel fear and pain, but that was only so she could properly respond to a situation and know to get the hell out of dodge if she was in real danger. Other than that she's pretty lacking on the feels xD

Does that help any? 
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DreamChronicler Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Yup that cleared it all up nicely. :)
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm thinking of doing a mini FAQ to answer any questions that people may have, so this will definitely go in that category. Thanks!! 
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dragol Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

IO is amazing mecha. I just love girls who uses their hair as a weapon, Millia from Guilty Gear, Minatsuki from Deadman Wonderland, Flare from Fairy Tail. That's just sooooo cool.
And IO, damn she even floats that's adorable anyway, I can even forgot about her freaky and sinister personality )

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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Io: <3 

Thank you!!
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sarahthecat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow I knew I was gunna love this girl, and I dooooo!
My only gripe is that with her constant posing of floating, some parts are hard to get a clear ref of. (Her boots, they are grey outside, white inside?)
She's scared of pain, does it matter if it's only towards her or does she not really care if someone else is crying in agony?

Sorry for the questions, I just really want to know about her. ;v;
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Don't apologize for asking questions! I'll probably have an FAQ for her via poll or something xD I'm sure people have questions and I'm more than happy to answer them. Her boots are indeed grey outside and white inside! I posed a link in the artist comments to the first sketchdump that featured her - you can see the line change of her boots there C: *will fix the reference later perhaps*

She doesn't like pain, but she won't avoid it if in the middle of combat, and can take a lot of damage. She only cares if SHE gets hurt. She doesn't give a damn about others. Making people scream in agony is sort of a past time. She's very aggressive. C: 

Ask away, really! I don't mind sharing. She looks disarmingly sweet, but she's actually quite dangerous xD; 

Io: ovo Research~?
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regenerated-oliver Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
July must be thinking something in the lines of: "When is she gonna let go of me?! This getting ridiculous..."
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AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She will NEVAR LET GO. 
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:iconregenerated-oliver:
regenerated-oliver Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True. Plus, it is kinda cute...
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:iconakithefrivolicious:
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Io: *will start juggling contestants once she has enough* <3 
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