Athena Elaine Belford
Deus Ex Machina
||August 23, V-480.
||Covens, a seaside village
||Long, auburn hair|
Athena Elaine Belford. Her friends call her Elly, but
everyone else refers to her either as Athena (as named after
the Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom), or as Captain Belford.
August 23, V-480
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Round, gem-blue eyes that seem to portray
sadness. Despite her eyes being large, they have a narrow,
tilted look that make them very distinct from her peers. Her
eyes are usually full of expression, but the emotions portrayed
within seem to border on melancholy and depression. Much of
the time, the eyes appear clouded over, as if she was crying.
Athena has long, auburn hair that falls to
her waist. She has long bangs that she keeps back with a
hairband, and often, she straps her hair up in a bun. Only in
the most casual of moments will she let her hair drift freely.
Those who see her hair are often in awe of how it is so soft,
smooth, silky, and full of body. In fact, Athena is actually
very proud of her hair (although she rarely lets the fact show)
and she tends to it every day, brushing and washing it to make
sure that it maintains its good, healthy condition.
Athena has a small frame, but from years of hard work and
exercise, her upper body and her legs are well-built and
defined. Her thighs are shapely and narrow, her hips are wide,
and her arms are accented by her developed biceps and triceps.
Much of her body mass is muscle. She has a flat stomach and a
traditional hourglass figure. Her movements are graceful, but
they boast strength and power more than lithe beauty.
Generally, Athena looks very healthy and is in good shape.
Pale. Although her cheeks are rosy, the rest of her
looks light and pale. She burns more easily than she tans, and
tends to stay out of the sun as much as possible. Her
complexion is clear and generally free of flaws, although she
sometimes suffers from dry skin in bad weather.
Her eyebrows are light and narrow, framing her eyes
gracefully. She also has a small upturned nose that curves up
just enough to give it a slender, feminine look. Her features
are very even and natural.
Nothing extraordinary in terms of physical
Her voice is soft, but can be loud and assertive when
necessary. It is in the range between low soprano and high
alto. She speaks with a slight accent that is reminiscent of a
British accent, which is a constant reminder to those around
her that she is, in fact, not a native of Kislev. Her voice
can be bitter and sharp at times, especially when she addresses
those under her command.
|Dress and Attire:
Athena is usually seen in a Strike Captain's bluish-
black, body-hugging uniform. The uniform consists of a skin-
tight body suit, a bulletproof west, then an outer shell of
pants and shirt. On the shoulder pockets, she keeps two
grenades, while on her belt she always keeps a combat knife and
a 9mm pistol along with two clips of extra ammunition. The
entire uniform gives a rather dark intimidating look to the
wearer. She wears black combat boots that are always kept clean
In casual times, Athena will wear simple casual attire,
like jeans or cordoroys, and tank-tops or tee-shirts.
She wears no earrings (in fact, she has no
piercings at all) and wears only a small pearl on a golden
chain that is tight around her neck. She does not wear this in
combat, and instead moves it to one of her pockets when she
|Weapons and Tools:
Two grenades on the shoulders, a combat
knife, a utility belt knife, a 9mm pistol, and two ammunition
clips. She keeps small needles in various places in her
uniform that are minute enough to escape most regular metal
detectors so, if she is ever disarmed of her conventional
weapons, she still has a chance of defending herself or
escaping. For example, she has three needles on the cuffs of
her sleeves, many on her pants, two underneath her collar, and
four in various places around her belt.
The boots she wears are also equipped with removable
heels. In one boot, she keeps a syringe of morphine, and in
the other, she has a small Swiss Army Knife that is the size of
The cat-suit of her standard military uniform draws
sweat and moisture away from the body, keeping her warm longer
than conventional clothes. She also wears the bulletproof vest
on the chest that will protect against most small firearms.
Athena is a rather quiet person who will not speak unless
addressed first in casual times. However, when it comes to work,
Athena seems to turn into a totally different person. She is
aggressive, strong, hotheaded, and alert. In work situations, and
especially in combat, she is willing to state her opinion on
something and is prepared to argue her point. She is actually a very
good public speaker because she has such a loud, clear voice. She is
rather tomboyish and is a rough-houser when it comes to someone
challenging her on the job.
In intense situations dealing with her war, she takes her
position very seriously and always tries to show an example to her
men. She believes in cooperation and teamwork on the field and will
not hesitate to dismiss anyone in her unit if they do not wish to
agree. However, she is not so arrogant that she will refuse to
listen to other suggestions. However, once a plan is set and
positions are assigned, she expects everyone to follow the outlined
Her skills in combat are very good, and she will not hesitate
to lash out at anyone who proves themselves to be an enemy. She
refuses to strike at unknown opponents without confirming that they
are enemies first. She will not mindlessly obey orders just because
they are given to her; she has to find a reason to fight. Usually,
this reason is to defend national pride or another similar goal.
Although this is a weak reason, Athena deems this to be good enough
until she can find a better reason to fight, or, consequently, to not
She is very loyal to the few friends that she does make,
though. However, she does not feel as much loyalty to her friends as
she does to her job, and would have the potential to sacrifice her
friends to attain the "greater good". However, when she can, she
tries to avoid making a choice between her work and her friends. She
dislikes hurting those she personally knows and tends to run away
from intense personal situations. While at work she is aggressive
and assertive, but at the personal level, Athena seems to always be
troubled by the events of her personal life.
Deep down inside, she thinks of her life as unfulfilled and
unsatisfactory: that something is missing from in her heart. She
looks at her job as the thing that is most precious to her. She
works diligently as a way to "run away from reality", to seek a
refuge from the world she refuses to see: her own mind.
|Read Athena's Background and History
The Seaside Village of Covens (or so she is told).
Vanessa Elizabeth Belford/Elsbur. However, Athena always
believed that she was adopted.
Benjamin Jonathan Belford.
Johann Williams Belford, age twenty. He is an autistic
child, and when Athena last saw him, he was doing well.
Mary-Anne Belford, age sixteen, a young ladylike sister.
Amanda Jessica Belford, age fifteen. Athena always thought
of her as a little snot who went out of her way to bug her
about how she was not her real sister.
Athena, though, always wished she had an older sister,
instead of the little brats that she had to grow up around for
Her three best friends, two of which are a part of
her Strike Team, and the rest of her strike team. She also has much
respect for her C.O.
Jason is the piot of Argo, the Anti-Aircraft gear. He is the oldest of
Cassandra Lee is the pilot of Oracle, a light gear. She is a bright
assertive figure who loves to talk.
Also part of her strike force are Bellerophon, Odinnson, and Brynhild.
Kislev 2nd Gear Strike Commander. The 2nd Strike Team
she is a part of consists of a total of seven gears: a
reconnaissance gear, two light gears, a medium gear, an anti-
aircraft gear, an assault gear, and her own heavy gear. This
mixed unit does various operations, ranging from raiding Ethos
Excavation sites held by Aveh to scouting terrain to Search-
Athena, in addition to being a good infantry
soldier, is an excellent gear pilot. She is able to pilot all
range of gears, from her artillery weapon, Black Widow, to the
bipedal gears that are often seen on the battlefield. However,
more superior than her piloting skill is her gunnery skill; her
ability with aiming large weapons is amazing. She is also good
at arguing her point. She can also cook, but dislikes doing so
as it reminds her of her childhood life.
|Abilities and Disabilities:
Athena can really get into her job and it is
sometimes difficult to make her get in touch with everything
else. In addition, once she has set her mind into focus, there
is little that anyone else can do to change it. Athena does
have unique Ether Powers, but she does not use them often and
as a result, her abilities with Ether are about average.
Microwave: Athena emits a pulse that disables all electronic
circuitry for a limited amount of time.
Magnetic Field: Athena sends forth a wave that makes metallic
objects too heavy to use properly. This can also
cause buildings to collapse if she amplifies her
Ether Power using her Gear.
Capacitor: A bolt of electricity heads toward the nearest
negatively-charged source. This ability is rather
dangerous to use; once, Athena once fried a power
generator using this.
Researching electrostatics and magnetism, thinking, writing
poetry. To her, her job itself is a hobby.
Nortune, Kislev Strike Team Barracks. In
peacetime, she usually rents out a place with Kimberly.
|Current Life Conflicts:
The war with Aveh and her inner turmoil that
seems to plague her mind when she is not working.
Athena has her own command-gear, Black Widow, but she
does not object to piloting other gears if the situation calls
for it. She will usually pilot other Arachnid-class gears if
she has the option, but is also capable of using two-legged
gears to good efficiency. In general, Athena prefers heavy and
assault gears over lighter gears.
|Information on Athena's Gear
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