Full Name:Honoka Kawamoto
Aliases:Scarlet Dahlia
Gender:Female
Faction:Shadaloo
Age:Early 20s
Height:165cm (5'5")
Weight:50kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type:AB
Nationality:Ainu-Japanese
Hometown:Eastern Hokkaido, Japan
Eye Color:Amber
Hair Color:Black w/pink highlights [As Dahlia: Scarlet red]
Date of Birth:Dec 21
Hobbies:Cosplay, history
Personal Treasures:Shakushain's Sword, Goro's Head
Favorite Food:Hucho perryi / salmon, seafood, omelettes
Likes:The number six, EDM, pop culture
Dislikes:Robots, dogs, robot dogs
Best Sport:Ice Hockey
OOC Data
Game:Original Character
Status:Active
Voice Actor:Yuu Asakawa
Theme Song:(Not Another Lame) Fight Song - Kawehi

Honoka

"The show must go on!"

Soft-spoken and light of frame, Honoka Kawamoto fuses her unique acrobatic talents with no-nonsense kenpo into a potent and unique fighting style. Starting with humble origins, Kawamoto traded her fame as star juggler of the Twilight Star Circus for a successful fighting career, rising to prominence with her teams' prestige finishes in the King of Fighters tournaments. In recent years, the performer has gained renown as an outspoken environmentalist and a tireless advocate for the dwindling Ainu culture. However, beneath Kawamoto's carefully-maintained public persona lurks a secretive underworld shadow. Scarlet Dahlia earned herself a seat at the Shadow Council table as the Machiavellian mastermind of the Rumble in the Streets. When Outworld threatened to take over Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat, it was Dahlia who brokered an alliance between good and evil to triumph as Champion of Earthrealm. Understandably, she's been loath to let anyone forget it ever since, as she works to gird humanity for the inevitable clash with the forces of Outworld.

Style:Juggling Weapons and Acrobatics
Signature Move:Niwen Horobi -- THROW ENERGY
Signature Ability:MANIPULATE -- SHROUD

Background

SUMMARY:
"Honoka Kawamoto" is a pathological liar who adopts multiple personas to advance her personal agenda.

- As "Honoka Kawamoto" she was the star juggler of the Twilight Star Circus. She had been giving "suggestions" to the circus manager on how to run business. The circus was shut down due to unspecified reasons.

- As "Scarlet Dahlia" she is the de-facto ruler of the Akatsuki-gumi yakuza clan. "Tora" Takanawa heads the ruling council, overseeing clans operated by Kyong Su and Jin "Jaws" Fujiwara. Scarlet Dahlia came to power as the second-in-command of the Maebara clan. More significantly, Scarlet Dahlia is the Champion of Mortal Kombat, having defeated Goro in the tournament and securing Earthrealm from the advances of Outworld.

- As "Miko Kobayashi" she had previously served as a lieutenant to Daigo Kazama, guiding students of Gedo High on gang expeditions.

- As "Shizue Murano" she was the historical consultant -- and unofficially, lead content producer -- for a series of virtual reality programs on the V-Gage Educator virtual reality console.

KNOWN ASSOCIATES (as Honoka Kawamoto):

- Lightning Spangles (on-stage rival)
- Zach Glenn (Ex-Boyfriend)
- Elise Isabela Harkness (Ringmaster/Negotiator, Twilight Star Circus, status: unknown)
- Jun-Hwe "Oboro" Nakashita (Performer/Assassin, Twilight Star Circus, status: unknown)

KNOWN ASSOCIATES (as Scarlet Dahlia):
- Shadaloo (Full partnership)
- R (Arms/weapons sales)
- Kano (Arms, mercenary)

POWERS/ABILITIES:

- Skilled at tracking multiple moving objects simultaneously, Honoka can juggle anything she can carry. She specializes in the diabolo and yo-yo tricks.

- Honoka's combat abilities are inspired by a number of divergent techniques. Her diabolo wands are often used as striking weapons in the style of Escrima (the Filipino stick-wielding art) and the sansetsukon (Chinese three-sectioned staff). Her acrobatic style is inspired by taikyokuken and judo.

- Onstage, Honoka has been known to create intricate, life-like illusions with her psychic abilities.

- In stage performances, her psychic attacks often take on pink/purple hues, and are styled to resemble chi attacks. However, this is a conscious effort at showmanship -- in their "natural" state her attacks manifest as invisible waves of force.

- Honoka can also control minds to some degree, through psychic suggestions. These "mind tricks" work best on subjects already agreeable to Honoka, so she usually tries to win people over with words first. Honoka's powers of mind control are especially strong on sleeping subjects.

DIABOLO REFERENCE VIDEOS:
- https://youtu.be/piJj_wnF0aA - Demonstration of an Excalibur Genocide
- https://youtu.be/l_0bDofrzTY - Rosetta Passel (Kaleido Star) demonstrating 2x diabolo technique

HONOKA THEMESONGS:
- https://youtu.be/QAD0BtEv6-Q - Lindsey Stirling, "Take Flight"

TWILIGHT STAR CIRCUS THEMESONGS:
- https://youtu.be/UjkKkrbp4Z8?list=PL7E26FBB91A58A915 - S4 League Original Soundtrack
- https://youtu.be/UdDsw9olXmA?t=36m24s - m.o.v.e., Ride On The Wave

DAHLIA THEMESONGS:
- https://youtu.be/8nwCAtIn8hQ - Kazutaka Ushiro, "X JAPAN - Dahlia (Karaoke)" cover
- https://youtu.be/luqGqrnobeU - X JAPAN, "Dahlia"
- https://youtu.be/5E5Lea8vT_k - X JAPAN, "Bass Solo, Tokyo Dome 1993-1996"

Tournament Titles

Recent Logs

Unraveler of Secrets - It doesn't take long for a master of one craft to recognize a master of another -- for emotions shine clearly through any disguise or obfuscation. One recognizes the other -- and even though she might prefer to lurk in shadows, she's occasionally unafraid to step into the light. - Log created on 20:01:09 12/04/2023 by Honoka, and last modified on 07:53:04 12/06/2023. Cast: Honoka and Jace.

[World Warrior 2023] R3: Song of Rising Moon - In this battle, a thrilling marathon chessmatch between two geniuses ensues, as all-out war breaks loose along the mountainside, with little held back. In this epic battle, will steel or soul win dominance over the night itself? - Log created on 06:42:21 10/28/2023 by Seishirou, and last modified on 06:18:28 11/11/2023. Cast: Honoka and Seishirou.

[World Warrior 2023] R2: Honoka vs Frei - "The paradox is that 'the play's the thing'; / though prima donna pouts and critic stings, / there burns throughout the line of words the cultivated act, / a fierce brief fusion which dreamers call real, and realists, illusion: / an insight like the flight of birds." -- Sylvia Plath, "Love is a Parallax" - Log created on 11:48:46 09/30/2023 by Frei, and last modified on 20:02:45 10/03/2023. Cast: Frei and Honoka.

[NFG Season One] Happy Hour with Hawksley and Honoka - It's the evening after the night before and Hawksley finds himself encountering a mysterious woman in The Dead Squirrel. Is it just his company she seeks or could she have more to offer the young Blaze Brawler? - Log created on 10:43:52 09/13/2023 by Hawksley, and last modified on 18:54:51 09/14/2023. Cast: Honoka and Hawksley.

[World Warrior 2023] R1: Honoka vs Tairyu - The acrobatic performer Honoka Kawamoto and Definitely A Legitimate Businessman Katashi Tairyu meet in Kyoto, outside of Ginkaku-ji for an explosive clash certain to keep the audience entertained. - Log created on 09:36:03 09/03/2023 by Tairyu, and last modified on 10:08:45 09/10/2023. Cast: Honoka and Tairyu.

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