KOZUE AKIMOTO is NINETEEN. She works for SCORPIO as a DRUG DEALER and HOST.
✕ BACKGROUND —
Born to one of Japan’s most feared Yakuza bosses, Kozue comes from a pampered, albeit dangerous background. Kids and adults alike avoided her and never looked her in the eye, and it wasn’t until she grew older that she finally understood the reason. Her father was surprisingly tender with her, and did his best to keep her from seeing the worst parts of gang life, but that didn’t mean that she wasn’t exposed to anything. She knew vaguely of the inter-workings of their clan, but she didn’t get too involved. That was a task for her elder brother to deal with as he would be the one to take over.
So with the need for a hobby, Kozue got into modeling. She’d always been interested in fashion, so that and martial arts were her primary focus. Her father’s connections enabled her to talk to and learn from some of the more underground, eccentric designers artists in the country and she learned from a young age how to master Ninjutsu and Judo. Between that and school she had managed to find time to teach herself how to play violin.
In high school, the violence her family surrounded her with finally caught up with them when someone attempted to kidnap her even though she’d all but removed herself from that world. It never happened of course, as she wasn’t brought up without any knowledge of self defense. But after a few seconds of staring at the lifeless body on the floor, she knew she needed to remove herself from the scene at least from a little while. So arrangements were made for Kozue to live with extended family in Korea and try to keep a low profile, of course that didn’t last too long as it appeared her father was well known even outside of the confines of Japan and Kozue finds her self falling back into to the familiar allure of gang life.
✕ PERSONALITY —
Kozue is an opinionated and intelligent woman. She has no problems offering her insight on a matter, even if it’s unwanted. She has a soft tone of voice when she speaks, but this is something that serves as a means to downplay her scathing wit and pessimism. Kozue is willing to do whatever she needs to do to get what she wants, and when she is denied something is when one should be wary of her. She’s not barbaric when it comes to violence, and really only uses it as a last resort, but she would much rather ruin somebody from the mind and let it bleed out onto their reputation.
That being said though, she’s quite mild mannered when one first encounters her, and she has a very subtle charm and a slightly 4-Dimensional personality. She is fiercely loyal and puts a huge emphasis on connections and family ties. She will wear herself thin when it comes to protecting those she loves and repairing relationships, and that’s her fatal flaw. She would rather hold onto people that are unhealthy for her than let them go.
"A lot of young people seem to have this illusion about old people, and think they’re all wise and sweet like Grandma. But there are some real nasty ones at my senior center. Some sweet college students brought cupcakes today, and some of the residents were running off with them by the armful. They could make a sitcom about that place."