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Given Name: Hsin-Ming Kung
Alias Name: Ah-Ming, or simply Ming, Ming-a-ling-a-ping-pong if the mood's
Callsign(s): Skadi, Helter Skelter
Profession: Combat Pilot
Date of Birth: January 20, A.C. 185
Blood Type: AB-
Height: 152 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Place Origin: L1
|Strength: 28||Dexterity: 26||Endurance: 21|
|Intelligence: 29||Creativity: 25||Wisdom: 23|
Language (Mandarin Chinese)
Plays Well With Others
Low Alcohol Tolerance
|Willpower: 26||Charisma: 28||Honor: 25|
Anger can turn Ming from sweet and soft-spoken to cold, sharp and steel-hard. While she doesn't lose her temper often, Hsin-Ming has no qualms about letting people know once it's gone. The wry sense of humor converts quickly into sarcasm used for succinct, biting remarks delivered in an icy voice, while the angelic facade is replaced with a stony, murderous expression. After Ming is done speaking her mind, she withdraws from the situation to sulk for a while before she reemerges. But when Ming's done being angry, she's done and wants to forget about it.
Hsin-Ming is a quick learner--once concepts are taught to her, not only can she repeat them, she can apply them to different situations. Her mind is analytical and efficient, taking everything into account and looking at problems from all sides. She is very focused on tasks and won't stop until she has them completed, being meticulous and detailed in her work. Hsin-Ming is a very determined and disciplined young woman--she is willing to make sacrifices to get the job done, even if the consequences are disastrous, because she tends to think more with her head than with her heart.
Unfortunately, when something is making her sad, Ming tends to internalize her feelings, often saying that nothing is the matter despite the sad look on her face or laughing it off. If she is extremely troubled she will withdraw by crawling into a small space(i.e. underneath a desk, in a bathtub, etc.). She has been taught that crying is weak, and feels ashamed of herself if she does it. Ming usually doesn't want to talk about what is disturbing her for fear of troubling others with her problems. She will first try to solve a problem herself before coming to someone for help.
Due to the cause of her brother's death(see Background) Ming often will refuse to sleep at first, but then drops off eventually. However, she is an extremely light sleeper and will wake at the smallest touch.
In A.C. 189, the twins were enrolled into kindergarten in an L1 public school, at the age of four. They had been taught to read at age three, and were beginning to learn basic addition by their fourth birthday. Both were eager to learn, always wanting to know when they could go to school, and they always had received top marks. Hsin-An was often loud, boisterous, and generally very outgoing, making friends easily in classes. Hsin-Ming, on the other hand, had been bullied by her classmates due to her initial hesitation to speak in class, or even at all. Hsin-An started to defend his sister as soon as he caught on to this, so Ming adored her twin brother and would go nowhere in public without him. But in July, A.C. 192, Hsin-Ming woke up to find out that her brother was not breathing. The family rushed to the hospital, but it turned out that Hsin-An had been dead for two hours. Autopsy results later revealed the cause of death to be a spider bite, that of a black widow. A search of the house revealed nests of the arachnids in both the twins' rooms, and from that day on, Hsin-Ming developed arachnophobia, refusing to sleep for a few weeks after her brother's death for fear of getting bitten as well, even after the spiders had been exterminated. To this day, however, the girl is a light sleeper, and will awaken at any light touch that feels like the tread of an insect, and sometimes she won't sleep at all if she's feeling extremely afraid.
Ming, now without her twin's protection, was forced to overcome her shyness the following A.C. 192-193 school year, and eventually began to gain lasting friends of her own. This was partially due to her parents' careful instructions throughout the rest of her life--that she shouldn't cry so easily, because no one would take her seriously, not to mention that it was embarrassing, and the warning to never tell anyone else what was bothering her. "No one wants to hear your problems," her mother always said to her. However, this made Ming think that she *herself* wasn't so important--that whatever her troubles were, they weren't worth hearing at all. Thus she began to internalize whatever problems she encountered, always trying to see if she could solve them herself. She also missed her twin bitterly, and made it a daily ritual to clean his grave, so she could have someone to talk to about her troubles.
During the war in A.C. 195, the Kung family supported the Gundams and what they were trying to do to free the colonies. Ten-year-old Ming was very interested in the events concerning Heero Yuy, the pilot from "our colony", as she called it. It was Yuy's defeat of Zechs Merquise that same year that had Ming deciding that she wanted to be a pilot when she grew up, so she could help defend her colony when it was in danger, instead of viewing the war without the ability to do anything. Her desire to pursue a military career was later reinforced by her three oldest brothers joining the Preventers in A.C. 196. However, the kung-fu school didn't have enough revenue to send Ming to a military school, but her parents finally decided that they could make do with a modified version of the kung-fu training until their daughter could get into the Preventers herself. From her eleventh birthday forward, in addition to unarmed combat, Ming began learning how to use weapons, starting with the fan and staff, and then finally progressing to swords at age twelve, with lessons in tactics from Sun Tze's book "Art of War".
Hsin-Ming continued to earn high marks in her classes upon entering high school in A.C. 198, not only due to her intelligence, but also due to a strong sense of discipline instilled in her. She participated in the school symphony orchestra as a flutist, frequently contributed stories and photographs to the school's literary magazine and was on the school's varsity basketball team. After graduating second in her class in A.C. 202, she joined the Preventers at age seventeen, where she was trained in piloting a Mobil Suit in all three atmospheres(air, ground, space), and learned to use the weaponry associated with the MS as well. One commander of the Preventers, Lucrezia Noin, was already familiar with the Kung family, but she took special notice of Hsin-Ming after the girl managed to return successfully from a Colony OC-04201-XTM rescue mission unscathed in January A.C. 203, with only six months experience to speak of. Noin began to watch Ming carefully for the next year, often giving the ensign difficult missions to fulfill. It was in June A.C. 204, when Hsin-Ming led her squadron in stopping a dangerous terrorist rebellion in the colony OC-03202-XTC, that Noin was assured of the young woman's capabilities. Ming's file was subsequently brought to the attention of Duo Maxwell, with Noin's recommendation. Within a week, Hsin-Ming was summoned to Noin's office where she was interviewed by Lt.Cmdr.Chang Wufei. After the interview, Noin told Ming about the Black Lions and how she thought Ming's skills would be put to better use there, and the girl signed on right away.
|Levels 6-10||Levels 1-5|
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