Typically, Katherine appears as mischievous, witty, and quirky to others. Sometimes, she even comes off as rude, though she does not do so intentionally. However, she is actually quite a friendly person. She values friendship and family over all else, even her grades (which is really saying something, considering the stickler she is). She is also incredibly intelligent, and has high processing speeds and IQ, which allowed her to skip a grade (fifth, see history).
She can often be seen with a book, always fantasy. But if her friend needs her, she'll drop everything she's doing to help, whether it be advice, help, or just a shoulder to cry on. In particular, she is good with younger kids, and she wants to be either a child psychiatrist or a special needs teacher because of such. But her friends are almost always older than her, as she fits in better with kids older, and she has since the first grade.
If you want a look into her sense of humor, just know that her favorite superheroes are Black Widow and Iron Man. She is very open-minded and hates being told she cannot do something became she is female. Finally, she loves to sing, act, and plays the piano very well. She'll often sing at random times, in the middle of class, while she is reading, etc. etc, and he friends love to tease her about it.
Her history is that of a long and complicated one. It all started at a literary conference in San Francisco.
Her father is an author. Nothing major, like J.K. Rowling, but he likes to write and has a few books published that sold a couple thousand copies each, with a loyal fanbase. They both regularly live in Washington, but at the time (and this is before she was born), he had taken a little detour to San Francisco to participate in his first book signing at a large literary conference. About 1,000 fans were expected to show.
What he did not expect, however, was Athena.
She was the very last fan, and she walked right up to him and told him she thought his books were okay. At that second, he was a bit discouraged, but then, when they ended up getting together for coffee, he realized that he had just been complimented by the wisdom goddess. Well, the details are a bit blurred in everyone besides Athena herself's memory, but somewhere along the line, after going back to his house for a bit, out popped Katherine from Athena’s head (and yes, she has a belly button!) (and it wasn't exactly a pop out, more like a mutual affection, but like mentioned, the details are a bit blurred). Athena quickly explained that she was a goddess (and a bit about camp), and though it was a lot to take in, she did not stay long enough to explain better (as was forbidden). She left almost immediately after, and Katherine has not seen her since.
Her early childhood was the most complicated. She did not have it easy growing up. She was smart, fast on her feet, and quick to defend those in trouble. However, as intelligent as she was, it killed her to have ADHD and dyslexia. Her outlandish behavior already set her apart from her peers, and she didn't have any friends from the time she was born to the time she hit third grade. She had long since given up, as not many could deal with her snappy remarks that sounded more like insults anyway.
But in third grade, she met her best friend; Madison. Madison had just moved from Arkansas to Washington, and it was a bit of a culture shock, so naturally, she was a bit closed off. However, Katherine took advantage of this and introduced herself. They immediately hit it off and became best friends.
She skipped the fifth grade, leaving her friend in the dust, and straining their relatioship.
However, it all went downhill right before sixth grade began. Madison's mother disappeared, and she was placed into foster care. Katherine's father got weird, and moved her to upstate New York without warning to start school there. She was upset about it, but her feelings changed when she got to go to the premier technology school. There, she met a multitude of friends, all pretty outlandish themselves (well, it was a school for geeks and hackers), and she clicked instantly with the guys and the girls. Among her closest friends were an amazing artist with much of the same personality as her and had no idea why she was at the school (Nicole), and her friend, Abigail, who was her innocent and sweet friend, Asia, a quirky girl from Asia (touchy subject, don't bring it up), and Roya, her afghan friend who constantly tried to rebel against her conservative parents. As for the boys, she met Caleb, a kind hearted guy in her engineering class, and Noah, a fun guy who made as many cheesy jokes as herself.
Which is why she was so disappointed when she found out she was a demigod.
She didn't mean to sound rude about it, but come on. Everything was just going right for her! She made a ton of new friends, had a great school with moderately-great teachers, and then a telekhine just had to attack her.
She lived relatively closed to the school, so she walked home alone. Her other friends either rode the bus or were driven home, but she was sympathetic to her father and his due dates for his relatively-popular books. She tried not to put the extra workload on him.
She was not even halfway when she heard something behind her. At first, she thought it was a cat, but she'd always had quick reflexives, so she should have known better. It jumped out from behind her, and she knew something was wrong, mainly because, not only did it call her a demigod (what the WHAT?), but it had scales (again, what?!). Okay, not scales, but some part of the weird thing was definitely fish (immediately, her strategizing mind said to keep it away from water). It only had one weapon, and other than that, it didn't seem too scary (looks can be deceiving). Thanking her many years of gymnastics, she cartwheeled off the nearest trash can into the thing, knocking out the weird knife-sword combo in its hands. She picked it up.
It bared its teeth at her, but to her credit, even quaking in fear, she did not stand down. It barreled (thought slowly and clumsily) toward her, and she looked at the weapon in her hands nervously. She analyzed her three plausible options: stand and fight, run and it chases, or stay and die. Obviously, the last one was out. She ran out of time as it came toward her, so she reacted purely on what she later knew was demigod instinct: she stabbed the thing in the chest and it exploded into dust.
She had lost her backpack, so she simply ran the rest of the way home, shaken. She explained the situation to her father, begging him not to think her crazy. He told her about everything, and it explained so much, like why she had to move so suddenly, why she had ADHD and dyslexia, and why she reacted the way she did. She was driven to camp after saying goodbye, where Athena claimed her two days later (she's only been there for two days, though).
- Power 1: Ability to see each specific pressure point on another person and are proficient at striking them in order to immobilize or greatly pain another person for a short time.
- Power 2: Changed during battle and become stronger and quicker in combat than a normal human could achieve.
- Power 3: Able to generate loose materials or manipulate any loose materials found around them to weave a wall. The wall obstructs the view of anyone facing them, and also blunts attacks. However, it does not stop attacks entirely, it is only capable of slowing the attacks down (possibly say that the wall will cut like a bunch of woven stuff or something ~ spiders and what not).
- Power 4: Using inclinations of battle and strategy, can, most of the time, predict the course of action an opponent attacking them will take, and and are able to dodge or parry accordingly. However, if the prediction is wrong this may cost the child of Athena dearly.
- Power 5: Innate ability of hyper-cognition. They are able to perform more complex mental operations than a normal human could achieve. They are able to process thoughts and learning far quicker than others with little cognitive effort.
- Power 6: Innate battle reflexes which allows them to fight and dodge quickly.
- Power 7: Able to communicate with and command owls. If the user gives too many commands, the owls will become frustrated and disobey.
- Power 8: Ability to empower strength and intelligence upon nearby allies and instil fear upon nearby enemies with a deafening war cry for a short time.
- Power 9: Minor telepathic abilities, making them able to telepathically communicate with their allies and read the current thoughts of an opponent’s mind. But this mind reading does not always work.
- Power 10: Through telepathy are able to alter the moods of a person or group of people for a short time. They are able to make an ally calmer and more courageous or an opponent panicked or depressed. Once a target has suffered from this power, they become resistant to it for a moderate amount of time.
- Power 11: Can curse an opponent, temporarily ruining their ability to formulate battle strategies for a short time. With this curse, the target would only think up rather silly and quite awful strategies. This gives the user a chance to attack or flee. Ex: The target would fake a heart attack and fall back on the ground, thinking the user would believe it and give up on the fight.
|Mason Fitzgerald||Father||Close, but not overly so|
|Nicole||Friend||Amazing, awesome, and pretty fun to hang out with|
|Abigail||Friend||Cute, sweet, and really kind; fun to be around|
|Asia||Friend||A bit closed off, but all around a good friend|
|Roya||Best Friend||She is not only a lot of fun, but is a best friend for life; super fun to hang out with|
|Caleb||Friend||Kind and sweet, and an all around nice guy to have around|
|Noah||Friend||Fun and cheesy, also really fun to hang out with|