Name: Irene ul Copt/Elaine Metallium
Age: 311 (apparent age in mid-twenties as Irene and in pre-teens as Elaine)
Birthday: June 8 (Gemini)
5’4″ (163 cm), with wild lavender hair down to her knees, bright golden eyes, and a trim figure. Her ears are slightly pointed, and if you look hard you might see some ephemeral “wings” of energy sprouting from her shoulder blades, but only if you’re attuned to sensing the supernatural.
4’5″ (135 cm), with bright orange hair, and the cutest little face you’ve ever seen. Wears slightly over-sized round glasses that make her look even more adorable, especially when they start slipping down her tiny nose. Her eyes are a lighter purple than her father’s, but just as evil-looking (or perhaps even more so), so she doesn’t open them unless she wants to scare the bejeezus out of someone.
Clothes: Whatever befits the current locale or gets the appropriate impression. Generally, Irene prefers more muted earth-tones and Elaine likes bright primaries or pastels. However, they don’t dress so differently from each other as to arouse suspicions.
Myers-Briggs Type – ENTJ
The world is her playground. Everything she does is either for her personal amusement, as a countermove to her father’s “game”, or plain laziness (because all that manipulation is so tiring). As a result, she seldom takes things seriously, but she can always fake the “proper” response.
- Greetings/smalltalk/etc – Generally tries to make a good first impression. (After all, it’s easier to fool a friend than an enemy.)
- Hostility/violence/trouble – Prefers to let other people do the dirty work or intimidates the opponent into giving up.
- Romance – Would flirt back, but that’s about it as far as encouraging relationships. Amused by the mortal’s fascination with sex, but isn’t really interested in engaging in anything unless it’s part of one of her plots.
In an alternate universe where humans have been driven to near extinction in the struggle between light and dark, Hellmaster Phibrizzo made himself an enemy of Ryuzoku and Mazoku alike by constantly striving to reduce all existence to pure entropy. In response, the two warring races put aside their differences and sealed Phibrizzo in the Astral Plane, heralding an age of (relative) harmony. It was during this time that Xelloss and Filia met, found each other both intriguing and useful, and developed a mutual attraction.
Xelloss, however, was not about to remain complacent, because he knew that Phibrizzo would someday be able to escape the confines of his prison and re-ignite the old feuds. He and Filia then decided to raise their child as two separate personalities split along the Ryuzoku and Mazoku aspects thereof.
When Phibrizzo made his expected return, he indeed took the bait and employed both Elaine and Irene as his spies. Being no fool, Phibrizzo discovered the truth, and in retribution attempted to kill Xelloss. Xelloss took the opportunity to fake his death and send Elaine/Irene into the “original” Slayers universe to seek help. Unfortunately, the Inverse sisters would not be born for another 200 years and the enmity between the Ryuzoku and Mazoku were too great for a lone individual to overcome.
During the long wait, Elaine/Irene discovered the Lost Scrolls of Chronos and began mastering the secrets therein. By the time Luna became the Cepheid Knight, both Elaine and Irene had added an impressive range of “spells” to their respective repertoires. Phibrizzo, naturally, was not impressed by this display, but also did not realize that it was a ruse on the “useless” halfling’s part to draw fire away from Luna.
He soon paid for that oversight with his life.
Thoroughly disillusioned when bickering and power-brokering followed instead of harmony, Elaine/Irene began wandering across the worlds beyond her homeland, eventually drawn towards Capow due to the unusually high incidence of weirdness there.
Character Design and/or Personality Influences:
- Final Fantasy V, FF VI, FF Tactics
- Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
- Shoketsu Komei (Giant Robo)
- Sasami/Tsunami (Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Oh-Ohki)
- The Slayers (especially Next and Try)
- Piers Anthony’s Xanth series