rex, dahlia (completed) Mar 9, 2017 17:40:56 GMT -5
Post by Dahlia Rex on Mar 9, 2017 17:40:56 GMT -5
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2304, Entry 1, Malaria strain, Dolly -- Creation a success. She's quiet, but that's to be expected. Release expected today.
2304, Entry 2, Malaria strain, Dolly -- Forced to deactivate. She refused to hunt and infect. Isolated herself.
2304, Entry 3, Malaria strain, Dolly -- Problems arose from her genetic makeup, far too passive. Made some modifications.
2305, Entry 4, Malaria strain, Dolly -- 7 months since re-release, recapturing to perform further tests. Her personality is erratic, even for a virus.
2305, Entry 5, Malaria strain, Dolly -- Further testing required.
2305, Entry 6, Malaria strain, Dolly -- Further testing required.
2306, Entry 7, Malaria strain, Dolly -- She became attached to a shifter. Worse, she was found out and then exterminated on sight. Extracting remains to reactivate.
2306, Entry 8, Malaria strain, Dolly -- Successfully reactivated. Continue to perform tests. If any more troubles arise, to be terminated permanently.
Dahlia is hard to pin down, but on first impression, she is a silent, brooding type. On second impression, she is a bundle of nerves, fearful and erratic. Dahlia's skill as a killer is undeniable: she uses arrows poisoned from her own skin in order to infect her targets, and she hardly ever misses. She rarely makes shots that kill instantly, but she doesn't need to. Her shots are always at a distance. She rarely interacts with anyone, not even other viruses. She is content in her solitude, and she sees her other kin as merely competition. She makes it a game to infect as many as possible, and other viruses merely distract from this goal.
However, when she comes into close contact with other shifters, her entire demeanor changes. Granted they are lucky enough to get close, Dahlia turns from a sharpshooter assassin to a terrified soul. She panics, and if escape isn't possible, she is prone to lashing out or screaming. This bizarre reaction is something even she doesn't understand, but the fear is very real to her. Even with her kills or infections, Dahlia makes sure that there is a pool of water nearby. This is so she can escape without being seen; she will hide in a body of water for hours until she is certain that she won't be detected. Most shifters are scared or infuriated by Dahlia's monstrous appearance, and this only stokes her fears.
Dahlia spends a lot of time in the Keepers' labs, due to problems around her time of conception, and as a result, she's more than a little unhinged. She resents the ones who created her, and she knows deep down that she is close to deactivation. Because of this, her fear and hatred of almost everyone controls her. It manifests in her skill as an assassin, and the only time she feels alive is seeing her targets fall. If someone were to have a conversation with Dahlia, they would find her speech is very truncated and blunt. She doesn't speak unless she absolutely has to, and sometimes not even then. She has no need for communication. A lot of her conversation (and her thoughts) orient around death, as she is obsessed with it. Ironically, killing is the only thing that can silence this inner monologue, but it naturally doesn't last long.
In short, Dahlia is a paradoxical being. Fear controls her into being one of the best, and her obsession with death is only soothed by killing. She remembers nothing of when she was previously deactivated or killed, but if she does, that could be her only solace... and her death sentence.