"Water is my life."
Age: Unknown (assumed around 500-600 human years. She appears to be her early twenties)
Height: 5’4” (163cm)
Sailors fear of these half human-half fish creatures for their emotions are directly tied to the water in which they live. They have been known to guide ships to buried treasure or to the bottom of the sea. While they are deemed to be immortal, they can be killed if out of water for a long enough time.
· Basic Watermancey (including ice)
· Basic Windmancy
· Communication with aquatic life
Level: Advanced (Grave)
Courses: ELM 302, ELM 303
Passed Courses: - LIN 103, ELM 103, ELM 104, ELM 202, ELM 204
Experience: 340 (10/5/15)
· Water – Large amounts enough to swim in
· Jewelry – Gold, Silver, Bronze, Gems, Crystals, Pearls, or Sea Shell. It doesn’t matter what it is made of, she loves all jewelry
· Aquatic Animals and Plants – Anything from her world basically
· Singing – she often sings when swimming
· Shiny things – Gold or not, if it is shiny she likes it.
· Dry areas – Such as deserts, she will “dry up” and risk serious injury
· Sushi – Raw fish, that’s like cannibalism!
· Pollution – It leaves yucky stuff on her after she swims in polluted water.
· Alcohol – It makes her very ill, she’ll stick with water.
· Strong Swimmer
· Breathing Underwater
· Resistance to changes in water temperature
· Diving to deep depths
· Clumsy when walking on her feet
· Lack of water (she can only go about 4 hours before she needs to get into the water)
· Lack of control on her emotions
· Understanding humans
· To learn to harness her control over the water and air (to create storms at seas)
· To learn how to control her emotions so they don’t her control over elements.
· Getting Eaten
· Being forced out of water for long times
· Becoming a human’s pet/show thing
|Temperamental| Independent |Blunt |Honest | Childish | Klutzy |
While Iris may look to be in her early twenties, she tends to have the mindset of a child since the surface world is completely new to her. Because of this she tends to come off as hyper and dramatic at times. Just like a child, she has a horrible time controlling her feelings; she isn’t above throwing a tantrum if she gets mad. She is honest and blunt, she won’t lie; if she doesn’t like you or has something on her mind, she’ll tell it to you. Unlike a child though, she can be rather independent at time. She much rather do things herself than have to ask for help; with the exception of getting helped up after she fell down. Since walking is a brand new thing to her, she is very unstable on her feet. Running or speed walking with almost always leads to a face plant. She gets rather pale at the mention of eating meat and will faint someone eats fish right by her.
Iris was born a mermaid though her father was human. Once a mermaid reaches a certain age, she goes ashore to find a partner. If the child of the union is a mermaid (or merman, though they are very rare), the mother takes the child and returns to the sea. If the child is human, the mermaid stays on land until another child is born a mermaid or the human child is no longer nursing. Iris was the third child born to her father and mermaid mother; the other two were both human boys. Upon her birth and getting named by her father, Iris and her mother, Calypso, returned to the sea. They rejoin her mother's pod of traveling mermaids who roamed the Atlantic Ocean and at one point the Mediterranean Sea.
As she grew up, Iris struggled to control her emotions and abilities, leading to some incidents since the two were connected. Because of the “trouble” Iris would cause, her mother avoided bringing her to the surface; this lead to Iris’ lack of knowledge about the surface world since she was kept away from it. Fearing that something bad might happen to the young mermaid as a result of her lack of control; her mother and the other mermaids traveled the seas to find a place where Iris could learn to control her abilities and emotions. After sometime, they came across the Otherworlde Academy and enrolled Iris; giving her the charm to make her appear human. The charm was normally give to mermaid when they went ashore to find a human partner but an acceptation was made; if Iris didn’t get things under control she might not live long enough to find a human partner and have children.
The surface world was brand new to her. Everything from the ground she had to walk on to the sky above her head. She managed to make some friends who helped her learn more about the surface world along with some people she disliked and one she even feared. Iris also met Melsuine, a Cecaelia, and the two became very close; Melsuine taught her much about the surface world. She took three classes to learn as much as possible. The year ended with no major injuries or problems
Starting to get the hang of things on the surface world Iris only two classes. This gave her more time to explore the lake bed and search for treasures. It was during one of her treasure searches that she met her roommate, Kalaziel. Towards the end of the year, during the tournament she took a joke wrong and ended up throwing a major tantrum which lead to a fight with Ruby and Emily. Iris was able to avoid death thanks to Kalaziel coming to her rescue. She didn’t escape unscathed though, part of her hair and shirt were burned from Ruby’s flames. Iris avoided people for a bit to sulk, but she eventually returned to interacting with others again.
-Her earrings are a charm that allows her to trade her fins for human legs. However, if she gets wet (splashed with water, rained on, etc) she reverts to her original form. Once she is dry, her charm takes effect. If she is not wearing both earrings, the charm cannot work.
- Iris is a vegan by choice, meaning she refuses to eat any kind of meat as well as dairy products. She often goes pale at the sight of meat, especially if they are eating fish.
-Her fish half is a Coelacanth (latimeria-chalumnae) (Pic: marinebio.org/upload/latimeria…)
-Has an interesting in fluffy and cute things since they don't live underwater (So far Samhain in bat form)
-Has adopted Chaii's shadow eel, Cheel as her own
-Knows how to read and write but is at a children's level
-Tends to be barefoot most of the time
-Only bathes, never showers
-Birthday (she doesn't remember it): July 31 (Leo)
| - Likes | - Dislikes | - Unsure | - Interested By | - Saddened By | - Fearful Of | - Crushing On | - Love |
Alta (BlueBlueFox ) : Knows that he is a teacher at the academy. Didn't really like being called a child by him but finds him attractive.
Atticus: (Kawa-Mucchi): From a distance, Atti seemed nice and he even made crystals plus he was attractive. But Iris couldn't convince him to give her any crystals and as since given up on it.
Avery (BlueBlueFox ): At first Iris was worried that Avery would eat her since Chaii said to avoid those with wings, but he doesn't seem to interesting in eating fish.
Blair (Ra-Punzelle) : She met him once, very disappointed that his gold isn't real.
Cal (AnimeNeko123 ): She finds his bones pets very interesting but he talks too much for her to really like him all that much. If he didn't talk so much, she'd enjoy behind around him more.
Casper (Kawa-Mucchi ) : He reminds Iris of a doll, maybe because the way he dresses? Considers him a friend though his partner see to have interest in eating her. Adores Chiffon and his other pets.
Cecil (Imp-y ) : Cecil is always good for a laugh and a good time. Iris is always surprised by his action, making him fun to be around.
Chaii (RielaOmavi ) : Considers Chaii a close friend, even if he likes to eat meat. She took care of Cheel, his pet shadow eel, while he was a way for a bit and has grown rather attached to it, she might not give it back.
Chip: ( viralremix) : Has only met him a few times, but he is always surprising her with something new.
Chrono: (BlueBlueFox) : Iris has basically made Chrono her hero, wanting to be an expert at the elements like him. Basically, a fangirl.
Cressida: (KeplerNova) : Iris never really liked Cressida but after she interfered with Iris' and Ruby's fight she now dislikes her.
Drake (viralremix ): Doesn't know him that well, except him and Alta have a weird relationship that she find amusing.
Emily (zstew2) As a result of getting to a fight with Ruby, Emily stepped in to try and stop the fight but that just got Iris madder. During the fight, Emily got into the water (even though she can't swim) and Iris sent a wave at her which nearly drowned her.
Gabe (Nika-tan) : Gabe is a fellow vegan/vegetarian (like the only one), he understand the difficulty of finding a spot to eat in the cafeteria. Basically, Vegan Buddy.
Glitch (viralremix) : Besides being her teacher for ELM classes, she has encountered him as "Captain Salad", a vegetable wielding vigilante who is determined to see people eat healthy. Basically, he has free vegetables that she likes.
Hulios (syazapion ) : First person she meet at Otherworlde, often looks to him for help; but wishes he'd call her by her name. Doesn't know his real name, calls him "Clown Boy".
Kalaziel (AnimeNeko123: Even if Kalaziel is half snake, Iris still likes him since he's kinda like her: half-human, half something else. Plus he loves swimming and the water, making him an awesome swimming buddy. During Iris' fight with Ruby, Kalaziel helped her escape with her life so she feels like she owes him now.
Kichi (Kittrex ) They had a rough first meeting filled with name calling and accusations of fake body parts. She has threatened to drown the upperclassmen, but that will never happen since she's so weak. They seem to have a truce, not trying to kill each other.
Luca (Nighttail101 ) : At first, Iris thought Luca was an angelfish but she has since figured he hasn't. What she really wants from Luca is his halo, it's gold and shiny after all.
Magi (bloodyonix): Iris doesn't know much about him yet but since he is friends with Yuu, she'll learn more.
Melsuine (KeplerNova) To Iris, Melsuine is basically a mermaid; she thinks of the other as a sister.
Oleander (viralremix ) Ole stated that he would eat her since she is a fish. Because of this, she fears him with her life, even if Casper tells her he won't do it.
Paris (BlueBlueFox ) The two girls seems to get along quite well (though Iris still isn't sure what V-day is but she'll try to figure it out on her own). Both girls appear to be unsteady on their feet and seem to fall a lot; plus they both like fruit.
Pin (AnimeNeko123) Pin seems to always cheer her up, even if he does hug her a bit too much sometimes.
Ravi (Ankdros) : The two seem to get along, Iris finds Ravi's relaxing personality refreshing compared to some of the other people she knows.
Rosa ( zstewz ) : Finds the girl odd because of the way she acts but adorable.
Ruby ( FabiLuv) : After Iris took a joke Ruby made the wrong way, the two got into a big fight.
Samhain ( viralremix ): Even though she was yelled at for not know about Halloween, she seems to have some interesting in Sammy, though it might just be because he can turn into a bat which she finds adorable and fluffy.
Yuu (bloodyonix) : The two seem to get along, perhaps because they don't know much about the modern world?
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Iris: -Tying her hair up as she sits by the water- Are you sure you want to test your swimming skills against me? I am a mermaid after all.
Iris slowly sat down on the edge of the water. As she placed her legs into the water they seemed to morph together becoming one and shimmered with blue scaled. Pulling her white hair up into a pony tail, she spoke, “Are you sure you want to test your swimming skills against me?” she asked as she finished fixing her hair, “I am a mermaid after all” she added with a smile.
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