Prestige Perks: 2/4 - Connections, Accountant
Stat Trainings: (0/50)
General Information Age: 23
Hair: Long, straight black hair. It reaches down as far as the small of her back. It can almost always be seen tied into a pony tail with her hair dagger tied into it.
Eyes: Bright Blue
Physical Features: Throughout the years, Shikari has always been relatively skinny for her size. While she has never had a significant amount of muscle, the muscle that she does have is lean and tone, allowing her to move swiftly and nimbly. She has no significant scarring or identifying marks on her body.
Clothing/Accessories: As Shikari has gotten older and has advanced in rank, her wardrobe has evolved as well. While she is not on a mission, Shikari has been known to wear a simple royal purple tank-top with the Nara clan symbol embroidered in silver on the back, as well as dark grey capris and black open-toed shoes. In the cooler months, this outfit will commonly be accompanied by a silver hooded cloak with metallic gold and orchid colored trim.
While on missions outside of the village, Shikari will often wear an unzipped flak jacket over her tanktop. On some occasions, however, she will replace the flack jacket with a similar hooded cloak that is gunmetal rather than silver. Regardless of her outfit, Shikari always wears multiple pouches at her waist that hold her various ninja equipment. She also wears fingerless gloves on each hand and a white crystal pendant around her neck.
Forehead Protector: Worn like a belt around her waist.
Personality:When she was younger, as a brand new genin, Shikari had a very warm personality. She was nice, optimistic, and always cheerful. Never one to turn away from someone who was in need, Shikari made it her mission to make sure the people of her village were looked after and protected. Instilled in her at a young age was a sense of pride for her home country and its people, the same sense of pride that led her to become a shinobi in the first place. While on missions, Shikari would use her above average intellect to find the best course of action to take. Whenever she entered battle, she would use this same intellect rather than her raw strength due to the fact that her strength was rather weak. Rather than close in, Shikari would stay at a distance and utilize her various shadow techniques to trap and distract the enemy so that they could be subdued.
As Shikari has grown older and advanced in rank, so too has her way of thinking matured. Though she is still considered to be a relatively cheerful person, the optimism that was once so readily present has begun to fade and in its place the ideals of a realist have begun to take form. She has also become known to taken on a little bit of a sassy nature at times where it is not uncommon for an array of sarcastic comments to come out of her mouth. In addition to all of this, Shikari's fighting style has taken a slightly more aggressive route compared to her former ways. Though she still attempts to maintain a distance, she no longer shies away from a fight and, if the situation requires it, will kill her target when the chance presents itself. Her pride for her country still holds strong, however, and she continues to hold her country and its people in high regard.
Lacking the ability to use pure brute force, Shikari relies on brains rather than her brawn during battle. Often times she will combine multiple techniques into one attack to achieve a higher chance of success. When paired on a team, Shikari typically falls into the supportive role, utilizing her shadow and creation jutsu to both attack her opponents from a distance and to protect her teammates. Of all of the techniques that she knows, Shikari relies on her creation jutsu the most. By using her ability to manipulate her own shadow or her doton chakra to manipulate the earth, she uses these abilities to create various animals/warriors out of whichever material she is using and manipulates them as needed.
Battle Information Village: Konohagakure
- *Ninjutsu: 45
- Taijutsu: 25
- Genjutsu: 30
- *Stamina: 45
- *Control: 45
- Strength: 25
- *Speed: 36
- Instinct: 39
5x Kunai in a small pouch on her left hip.
5x Exploding tags in a small pouch on her right hip.
5x Flash bombs in a small pouch on her right hip.
This unique dagger is fitted to an oval barrette to allow her to carry a knife at the back or side of her head. The barrette and scabbard are gold plated as are the exposed parts of the dagger. This dagger is 7 1/2 inches overall with the blade itself being 4 inches long. Kari has this fitted into her hair.
Primary Affinity: Doton
Secondary Chakra Affinity: Katon
Specialty: Elemental Specialist [Ninjutsu, Stamina, Control, Speed]
Abilities and Concentrations
Elemental Advanced Channeling:
Being born into the Nara family, Shikari was relatively bright for her age even when she was young. At the age of 6, she began to learn about the abilities of her clan, simple as they may be. It was at this point in her life that Shikari developed a strong pride for both her family and her country. This pride was so strong that from the time that she was 8 on, she wanted nothing more than to be a ninja and fight for her country.
When she was 9 years old, Shikari was finally able to enter the academy with the permission of her parents. At the academy, she excelled in ninjutsu (especially her shadow techniques) and was decent at genjutsu. It was only her taijutsu that was really lacking due to her weak physicality, her strikes doing little to no damage. However what she lacked in taijutsu and strength she made up for with ninjutsu and wit. It was also around this time that she developed her own unique style of shadow ninjutsu. Coming from her love of animals, she developed a way to manipulate her shadows into the size and shape of specific animals.
By the time she was 13, Kari graduated from the academy. She graduated not at the top of her class but towards the top. After graduation she took on the role of genin and took her role very seriously. No matter the mission she took it if it was asked for her.
It wasn't long before Shikari met fellow genin and then formed a team with them. Though the team was jounin-less, the 3 genin trained together. The team met its share of challenges mostly brought on by the team member Katashi becoming the host of one of the village genma. After training with eachother, the group became eligible to take the chuunin exam. Shikari, Katashi, and Kawa engaged in battle against a village chuunin and though the fight was tough, they were able to capture the chuunin and force him into a surrender. With this victory, the three of them were given the rank of chuunin.
During her time as a Chuunin, Shikari found herself teaming up with her old friend and former teammate Tei, Kawa quite often. The two of them together, she as a Chuunin and he as a Special Jounin, began taking higher ranking missions which revolved mostly around protecting a young woman who went by the name of Nori. The daughter of a very influential family, Nori was a very charitable and well-mannered woman who was constantly targeted by individuals who sought to both hurt her family and prevent Nori herself from performing the charitable acts that she was well known for. During their time as Nori's bodyguards, Shikari and Kawa became a well-functioning two person team that was able to thwart multiple attempts on Nori's life.
While navigating her way through her missions and life as a Chuunin, Shikari found herself face to face with her former teammate, and former crush, Hyuuga, Katashi whom she had not seen in quite a long time prior to their meeting. In all actuality, she had believed that he had been dead since she had been informed that the genma had been removed from his body which was normally enough to kill a person. After an emotion filled reunion between the two of them, Shikari and Katashi finally admitted their feelings for each other and, upon the realization that they both felt the same, decided to give their relationship a chance.
After almost two years of being a Chuunin, Shikari was promoted at the age of 17 to the rank of Jounin, as was Kawa. Through some of their actions during their missions had been scrutinized by members of the Konoha Council, the comradery and passion that the pair exhibited while working together impressed the council enough to approve the promotion to the rank of Jounin.
Shikari’s jounin years began with great success with her and Kawa co-founding the Konohagakure defense organization Mamorinuku. Created in response to the rising defensive needs of the village, Shikari and Kawa promoted the organization which grew rapidly with a strong member base. It was during this time that Shikari grew close to a young Inuzuka girl, Rai. Bonding initially through their mutual friendship with Kawa, the two girls formed their own strong bond that would go on to strengthen the organization with Rai’s addition as a division leader. Shikari spent the majority of her Jounin years acting as the figurehead of the organization, recruiting young shinobi into their ranks and interacting with the council all while learning the ins and outs of the Konoha political system.
It was during her Jounin years, however, that Shikari suffered one of her greatest losses: The death of Tei, Kawa, her oldest friend within the shinobi world. An unexpected loss for both the village and the organization, Shikari took Kawa’s death hard, alternating between a fierce anger towards his killers and a deep sorrow for herself, Rai, and Kawa’s now widow Nori. She soon learned, however, that Nori had been pregnant at the time of Kawa’s death, bringing mixed feelings of both joy for the spawn of Kawa and the sorrow that father and son would never meet. Knowing that Kawa couldn’t be there for his son, Shikari vowed to take him under her wing and train him personally as he grew up.
After spending a few years as a Jounin, Shikari was promoted to the rank of Bannin, one of the highest ranks and greatest honors to be awarded to a member of the shinobi community. With this promotion and title, Shikari renewed her vow to protect the village and all of its inhabitants no matter the cost.