|“We’ll blow up that bridge when we come to it.”|
|D.O.B.||May 28, 2058|
|Priority||Metatype - D |
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - A
Skills - C
Resources - E
Cherry Bomb is an aggressive technomancer who makes the bare minimum effort to hide it. Every problem is a nail and she is the hammer and if GOD has a problem with that it can come get some too.
-Find and reunite with her sister
-Become the scariest cybercombatant on the Matrix
-Survive this group of lunkheads she’s been saddled with
-Repossess Babylon's Dynamit and drive away into the sunset
A self-described foster care dropout, Roxie Holliday (now running under the moniker “Cherry Bomb”) has been on her own for most of her post-pubescent life following her parents' death in a house fire when she was nine years old. Her younger sister, Riley, was the only thing keeping her tethered to any particular place, and when Riley was adopted separately, it quickly became clear to her that no one was likely to be interested in adopting a troubled teen with attachment issues and a juvenile record. This conviction only became stronger when she emerged, cementing in her an attitude of self-reliance that is probably not entirely healthy. It didn’t take long for her to get tired of bouncing from home to home and run off on her own.
Cherry only trusts herself and her sprites, and that's how she likes it. Running with the Ancients was initially involuntary, a consequence of being strong-armed to join after a failed attempt to steal Voltage's bike. She's still nowhere near enthusiastic about it, but Cherry has rationalized the arrangement as beneficial to her goals, granting her access to resources she never would have had on her own. She’s desperate to find her sister, who was the subject of a closed adoption and whom she hasn’t seen in nearly a decade, and will begrudgingly accept her role as team hacker as long as she thinks doing so will get her closer to finding the answers she wants. Riley is turning 16 this year, and Cherry is determined to make this the last birthday she has to miss.
Cherry Bomb's hacking style is apparent from her name: aggression, aggression, aggression. She's at her happiest with the biggest, meanest sprite she can compile at her back, and may have some latent pyromaniacal tendencies. She likes big booms and has little preference for whether they’re happening in the Matrix or in meatspace.
Narrative Significant Qualities
Better on the Net (Attack): If it can be dataspiked out of existence, it will be.
Instinctive Hack: The Matrix is better than meatspace. Spend enough time in there and things just start coming naturally.
Made Man: Cherry Bomb is a somewhat reluctant Ancient, strong-armed into signing on after trying to steal Voltage’s bike. Luckily (or woefully, depending on who you ask), she happened to be the right metatype with the right skillset at the right time, and got to experience the pleasure of a single shock-hand blow to the eye socket rather than many sharp implements to rest of her soft bits in return for agreeing to join. Now she oscillates between running Matrix support for the squad and getting ruthlessly hazed in equal measure.
Sprite Affinity (Fault Sprite): Cherry loves all of her sprites, but she certainly has a soft spot for the biggest, nastiest bastards of the bunch. She keeps her favorite, Fizgig, on call.
Mild Allergy (Grass): Don’t tell her to touch grass unless you want to get doxxed.
Big Regret: A slightly younger, significantly dumber, and incredibly desperate Cherry made a deal with the devil in the form of selling out a fellow techno to MCT in exchange for information that was never made good on. It may be the one thing she’s ever done that’s truly made her question herself, and it continues to haunt her no matter how hard she tries to forget.
Records on File (Aztechnology): Don't get drunk with Voltage before a job. It'll have you thinking there's nothing wrong with giving Woedica Kryptman your blood for a fake SIN. It's probably fine.
Records on File (MCT): That’s the problem with chatting up the devil. Only one of you gets burned.
Driven: Cherry Bomb wants to find her sister more than anything else, and will go to any lengths to further this goal. The difficulty that Cherry has had with finding any information on her sister’s whereabouts has convinced her that something more sinister is going on, only deepening her resolve.
Dry Addict (Mild, Long Haul): When she was first really learning how to navigate the Matrix, Long Haul was Cherry’s go-to for those marathon deep-dive sessions. Eventually, she got hooked on the clarity of mind and transcendence of the psyche she felt that she was achieving (as a result of chronic sleep dep). After the MCT incident, she couldn’t bring herself to be awake with her own thoughts for such long periods anymore and swore off the stuff for good. Unfortunately for her, the urge still nags at the back of her brain from time to time, and it takes all her willpower to resist that insistent tug.
Emotional Attachment (Babylon's Dynamit): It's so fast and so cool and so fucking dangerous. Cherry worked for that car. She wasted a spider for that car. She bled for that car.
Matrix Troll: Sometimes you really just need to fuck with somebody, and nothing quite scratches the itch like a good trolling session.
Poor Self Control (Thrill Seeker): Cherry has a wholesale addiction to adrenaline, which sometimes overrides her common sense. This is probably a symptom of maladaptive coping mechanisms and self destructive tendencies, but who’s counting?
|Name||GM||Metaplot||Date of Run|
|I Hope You Aren't Afraid Of Clowns||11 September 2082|
|Cut to the Chase||28 August 2082|
|Here In My Garage||25 August 2082|
|Ether||5||2||Fixer||Fixer||Smuggler, Armorer, Vehicles, Elven Blood, Ganger Network, Seattle Underworld||Even|
|Freya||5||1||Custom(G,A,K,N)||Hacker Extraordinaire||Master SIN Maker, Burner ID, FAKE is my Middle Name!, My Search Function is Powered by Nuyen, Hacking is my other middle name, I eat Hosts for lunch.||Even|
|Jacqueline Grant||1||4||Networking||Bartender||Elven Blood, Pointy Ears to the Ground||Even|
|Wusan||5||2||Service||Overlord of the Seas||Ocean Bound, Master of the Sea, Purifier, Trick or Treat, Caller of Tides, Ocean Awareness, Sense of Humor, Spirit Bound, Sense of Duty, Sense of Honor||Even|
|Ancients||Member||3||4||Gang||Maintaining||North America & Western Europe|
In Character Information
Symbols and Signatures
Cherry’s most frequently used signature is, shockingly, a cherry bomb. She makes common use of a firework motif, and her marks appear as a burning fuse trailing away from the target and becoming shorter the more she accrues.
Matrix Search Table
Shadow Community Table
Rae Moreau - R4 UCAS, Matrix Software and Driver’s Licenses
Romi Vincent - R6 Aztechnology, Matrix Software, Driver's, Explosives, Firearms, and Restricted Cyberware Licenses
Cherry is an elf of average height and build with bronze skin and green eyes. She keeps her hair in a curly mohawk, naturally dark brown/black but dyed bright red on top. There are prominent freckles across her nose and cheeks year-round. She has obvious burn scarring along the lower left side of her face that continues down her neck and disappears beneath her clothing. Her right arm is covered with sleeve tattoo work, the most prominent part of which is a phoenix. The numbers 1 0 2 4 (October 24th, Riley's birthday) are tattooed across the knuckles of her left hand.
Tends to dress casually, but is quite obviously a ganger or some other flavor of hooligan to the knowing eye. Cherry is rarely seen without a denim vest and combat boots and trends towards masculine fashion.
Cherry’s persona appears prepped for brightly colored demolition work, complete with gas mask, goggles, and a bandolier of grenades. Her sprites tend to take the forms of various explosives and fireworks, depending on the type of sprite.