[IC Information]Character Name:
Lin Beifong (lessabrasive
Avatar: Legend of KorraGender:
Human (Earth/Metal Bender)Appearance:
Lin Beifong is a tall woman with confident bearing and solid poise. Perpetually stern of expression, she has high cheek bones, a sharp nose and her greying hair is worn conservatively short. Her eyes are a light green and her complexion borders on pale, indicating Earth Kingdom heritage; two dark lines of scarring mar her right cheek.
She wears the uniform of the Republic City police department: dark grey-black shirt and pants with golden trim cut in an Asian style, over which segmented pieces of black metal armor cover her arms and upper body. On her armor's chest plate, there are several indents over the left breast, where the badge signifying her former rank as Chief of Police has been removed. A set of spools are fixed to her back, with metal cables that run from her shoulder down along her arms (under the armor); these cables can then be manipulated at will from the wrist. This armor protects her against any chi-blocking attacks that might temporarily disable her bending abilities. A matching pair of knee high boots with retractable metal soles finish the look. Personality:
A blunt, rather uncompromising woman, 'abrasive' is a good word to use when describing Lin Beifong's personality to the uninitiated, and Lin herself would be the first to agree with its use. She doesn't see the point in sugarcoating facts, and is to-the-point on most issues. This can make her very intimidating, particularly if you have the misfortune of being on the receiving end of her sharp tongue.
That's not to say that she cannot be diplomatic - one doesn't get to the rank of police chief and have to handle the city council without learning a few tricks, after all, and she also learnt the necessary double-speak for wrangling the media. However, that doesn't mean she like politics, especially when said politics are used to interfere with her duties to Republic City.
Lin is strict, and sets high standards for both herself and those around her - and boy, does she let people know it when they fail to meet them! If you're going to make much of yourself in her eyes, you had better be able to back up words with actions. In spite of (or perhaps because) of her famous mother, Lin has worked hard from the ground up to get where she is, and doesn't have a lot of respect for those who ride on the coattails of the success of others. Preferring to lead by example, her relationship with her officers in the series show a high level of trust in them, and they in turn greatly respect her. When Amon captured her metalbender squad, Lin personally swore to go find them, and her sorrow at being too late to prevent the loss of their bending was unfeigned.
Those that know her can at least trust she'll never be less than truthful with them. She is a protector by nature, and will never bend her knee to a corruptive influence that would use that against the innocent. She tends to relax her guard a little around younger children, and unbends (so to speak) from being quite so rigid around individuals that have managed to gain her respect. Once earned, her loyalty is unfeigned.
But once trust is lost, well, you'll have your work cut out for you getting it back - Lin is more than capable of holding a grudge. Just ask Tenzin! (Though let's be fair here: being left for a woman fifteen years your junior would leave anyone feeling sour.)
However, whatever her personal feelings regarding a matter or even a specific individual, Lin is able to set aside her personal differences with others when working for the greater good - her dedication to the people of Republic City is one of her core values, and maintaining order has always been her number one priority.Items:
- Police Chief armor
Dark grey mental armor with gold trim, this predominantly covers her upper body, arms. She also has footwear sporting retractable soles for instances where the use of seismic sense is needed.
Republic City currency.
- Metal cables
Part and parcel with the uniform.
...Sadly, she did not get to bring her incredibly awesome trench coat with. Perhaps she can pick up an equally sweet replacement in Traverse Town at some point.