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  • It’s a very rare thing indeed that we see authentic believable Yakuza characters and the like.
  • The fact that she went from a bright, but mostly normal school girl to uphold her family honor and tradition will certainly provide all kinds of hooks for most campaigns.

Background

  • Real Name: Yukio Washimine
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Ryuzo Washimine (father, deceased), unnamed mother (deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: Washimine Yakuza group
  • Base Of Operations: Tōkyō, Japan
  • Height: 5’3” Weight: 100lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

A well-educated, strong-willed youth with a measure of authority despite being about 17. She’s been taught to drive and shoot. Washimine had clear leadership potential.


History

The daughter of an oyabun, Yukio was raised with little contact with the activities of the Washimine Yakuza. Another precaution Mr. Washimine took was to have his daughter chaperoned by a retired enforcer, the swordsman Ginji.

However, when she was about 17, her father and his staff were terminated by the Hotel Moscow mob, and she had to take over.

The Washimine mob was completely outmuscled by Hotel Moscow, and Yukio and Ginji left for Hotel Moscow’s headquarters in Roanapura, Thailand.

There it became obvious that fighting to avenge the Washimine would just condemn Ginji and Yukio to a life of murder and violence until they were killed by their enemies. Ginji was killed when he threw a fight against Revy, and Yukio used his sword to commit sepuku.


Description

Washimine usually wears glasses and a student’s uniform.


Personality

Yukio Washimine chiefly wanted to be a student of philosophy and litterature, and was somewhat in denial that her future was that of a yakuza boss. Once she was forced to take the position she performed remarkably well for such a young person, but that wasn’t what she wanted her life to be – leaving her with but one honourable way out.


Quotes

“I’m scared I might be sucked into the darkness.”

“I had no choice but to come here ! If I don’t believe that I chose this, I have no resolve.”

“If someone’s life, honor… if their future is counting on me, what can I do but fight for them ?”


DC Universe History

She could easily be used to populate Tōkyō. Given her age a clash with the Teen Titans or such other young superheroes seems imminent.


Marvel Universe History

She could easily be someone that Jubilee or any of the younger X children could have met while in Japan only to return as a villain. It might be best to make her a faction of the Hand in order to better work her into continuity. Befriending and receiving training from Wolverine seems likely as well.


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Yukio Washimine

Dex: 03 Str: 01 Bod: 03 Motivation: Upholding the Washimine Yakuza group
Int: 06 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: Head of the Washimine Yakuza group/high school student
Inf: 05 Aur: 07 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 012
Init: 014 HP: 025

Skills:
Artist (actress): 04, Charisma (persuasion): 07, Detective (clue analysis): 04, Military Science (field command): 04, Vehicles: (land): 02, Weaponry (firearms): 02

Advantages:
Familiarity (Yakuza traditions), Leadership, Scholar (philosophy and literature), Sharp Eye, Silent Assistant (various members of the Washimine group)

Connections:
Washimine Yakuza group (high), Yakuza Council (low), Ginji Matsuzaki (high), Underworld (low), Street (low)

Drawbacks:
Age (young), Enemy (Hotel Moscow), SIA (upholding the Washimine Yakuza group)

Genre:
Gritty

Equipment:

  • 9mm [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo: 15, R#03]. She actually got disarmed by Chaka’s thugs before she had a chance to use this to defend herself with it. She did start carrying it nonetheless after she decided to become the leader of the Washimine group.
  • Assault rifle [BODY 04, AV 04, Projectile weapons: 06, Ammo 08, R#02, Advantage : Autofire]. She carried this in a bank robbery to impersonate the Russian Mafia’s military thugs that were attacking her group. She was most likely merely using it as a prop as it seems improbable that a high school girl (even of Yakuza heritage) would have the necessary training to use this weapon properly.
  • Machine pistol [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 04, R#03, Advantage : Autofire]. She carried this towards the end of her carreer, but only used it once to pop off a couple of warning shots at Rock before taking him hostage.
  • Luxury Sedan [STR 06 BODY 06 Flash: 03, Running: 05, R#03. Bonuses & Limitations: Flash can only be used to provide a continuous light source (headlights)]. I assume that she has quite a few of these since an escort of 5 came to pick her up at school for her first meeting.

Made men

Assume that she’s also got a few dozen Yakuza thugs at her beck and call as well. If you want her to beef them up than be my guest, but the events in Black Lagoon make it pretty clear that they were no more than thugs and the military commandos of Hotel Moscow would have slaughtered them had she not made them disperse before taking appropriate countermeasures against Hotel Moscow.

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Upholding the Washimine group
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation: Yakuza thug
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 009 HP: 003

Skills:
Vehicles (land): 03, Martial Artist: 04, Weaponry (firearms): 04

Connections:
Underworld (Low), Washimine group (high)

Drawbacks:
MIA (upholding the Washimine group)

Equipment:
Colt .45 [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo: 08, R#03]

By Tom Eilers

Source of Character: Black Lagoon (animated series)

Helper(s): Wikipedia, Sébastien Andrivet, Frank Murdock, Surbrook

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