Aura Smith

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Aura Smith
Biographical information
Homeworld

Earth

Family

none

Occupation(s)

playing, fending for herself

Alias

Pantea

Physical description
Species

Human, Shadow Walker

Gender

female

Hair color

white, gray

Eye color

gray-blue

Statistics
Weapon(s)

pocket knife

Abilities

shadows, air, flying

Affiliation

Kori, Chloe, Rosette Peron

First Appearance

May 2013


Aura is a teen appearing to be about 17 years old. She hails from the Bronx section of New York City, where she lived in a group home for orphans. She completed the 3rd grade in 2013, and first entered The Hotel on May 31, 2013 while hiding from someone in an alley. While wary of adults and anything overly different, she seems to have become friends with Chloe, Rosette, and Kori. Since then, she seems to have been changing a lot, and at times has the bearing of someone older.

Some people have seen a black mark on the bottom of her left foot; however, no one has been close enough to verify whether it actually is a barcode or not.


Character and Personality

She’s a very modern girl, a bit fiery and prone to excitability and fierce energy, but doesn’t flake out. When she commits to something, she sees it through—no matter what. She’s quick and light on her feet. She has grown up learning to depend on herself, and this often makes her strive for toughness. Her relationship with adults has been uneven at best, and so she has little liking for them most of the time, preferring the company of other kids and doing what she likes.

Both in the home and at school, she was known as a rule breaker and often got into trouble with the authority figures in her life. While often dismissive of adults, she trusts other kids, and will go far to protect her friends, even if she's hopelessly outmatched, such as when she first met Kori's mother.

Although what all may have happened to her hasn't been revealed, she doesn't like being touched or grabbed, and seems to feel violated when such things happen. Playing with other children, of course, doesn't count. She doesn't trust people with badges or titles.

Currently

Since sometime in October 2016, she has gone through a series physical changes--very subtle when taken one at a time, but more obvious as time goes on. These changes mostly involve the pigment and coloring of her hair, skin, and eyes, but now at times often appears to be older in bearing, although not physically. Her personality has also undergone some tweaks, although this isn't always obvious.

Appearance

Although originally she had lightly brown skin, white hair, and blue eyes, the last year have seen a lot of physical changes for Aura--things that don't normally change for Humans. Her skin now has a noticeably gray tinge, as do her eyes. Her hair has various shades of light through dark gray, while the base is still white.

The other odd thing is that sometimes she appears to be her age, while at other times one might think she is older--say in her late teens or early twenties. Over the last year, this has become more steady, and seems to have settled out physically appear about 17.

History

Aura was found in New York city in a dumpster behind a bowling alley, Speedy Lanes, as a newborn, and when her parents were unable to be found, admitted into the state's child care system. Since then, she has been in and out of a number of foster homes, and until 2013 lived in a state home in the Bronx with other children mere blocks from where she was discovered. She attended a public elementary school where she's known to get into trouble, despite being a gifted student.

She met Sammy shortly after his adoptive parents died, and they became good friends shortly after. It was after this that she used her powers to sneak into the office after hours, and learned they were both "dumpster babies," and more about themselves and why families kept giving them back to the state. This has formed much of her opinion of how selfish and underhanded adults are, as well as other instances in their young lives. However, Sammy was in an accident that left him with severe mobility problems as well as brain damage, and she has been his most staunch source of support since then. They have long considered themselves to be sister and brother, due to the lack of other people in their lives.

Sometime in 2013, Sammy was adopted by a very nice couple, and Aura moved into the hotel, disappearing from the state home and her life with no trace. While she occasionally sneaks into Sammy's home to visit him, she now spends most of her time doing as she pleases: playing, working on her abilities, and exploring some of the world's largest cities. She does, however, avoid the authorities, usually at all costs.

She moved into The Hotel on September 10, 2013, although she lied about doing so. After looking at the registry, she explored various empty rooms before choosing one in a mostly uninhabited section of the hotel, and it is the most space she has ever had to herself. It wasn't long after this that a PADD appeared in her room, with a note outlining a deal that she decided to take up. This it still ongoing.

Abilities

Aura has shown powers over air, although she mostly only uses it in the presence of other children. So far she has shown the ability to dry things, create an air bubble that allows her to breath for a while underwater, and the ability to use it like a powered attack or make a shield with it. She has also stated to Kori that she can fly in two different ways, and shown a pair of white feathered wings. Odd things with air often happen around her when she doesn't feel safe, most often small storm clouds or twisters.

In later 2016, Aura had some very strange experiences when something caused her to panic, and has since been exploring new abilities with shadows--the ability to became part of shadows and move about in them, completely unseen by others. She perhaps experienced something similar to what the senshi do when reawakened.

Pantea

Pantea was a Shadow Walker during the end of the Silver Millennium, and was reborn as Aura in modern day. She began to awaken in mid 2016, and the two have now merged to a mostly stable agreed person.

History

Pantea was still a young Shadow Walker at the end of the Silver Millennium, being only about 25 when she died in the last battle between Metalia's forces and the Moon Kingdom.

more to come

Merging

to come

Miscellaneous

Themes

Pum Punka (Mark Petrie), Karma Slave (Splashdown), Unbroken (Really Slow Motion), Whispers in the Dark (Skillet)