Xandra is an old OC of mine--the first actually, and she wasn't really a part of any fandom. I thought her up years ago and she's had influences from a number of sources; reading books, animes, movies, mythology books, etc. I used to call these these type of characters stand-alone characters until I learned that the right word is "original character", you know as opposed to a fan character.
I don't do it anymore, but I used to draw her dressed up in all sorts of costumes, mostly anime. I remember drawing her as a sailor scout for Sailor Moon, a Mew for Mew Mew Power, an armoured warrior for Ronin Warriors, A ninja girl for Naruto, a Kokiri girl for Legend of Zelda Orcarina of Time, a witch for Magic Users Club, as a reaper for Bleach, as a student for Hogwarts School for Wizardy, A keyblade weilder for Kingdom Hearts, a candy kid For Wreck-it-Ralph, even as a Homestuck fantroll, and as a duelist for Revolutionary Girl Utena.
Anyway...So I have been drawing Xandra as a Sonic FC recently even though she really isn't one. There are things about her that still need some work but she's basically a good person. I used to write fake stats for her whenever I drew her as another persona. I never wrote a complete bio for her and I didn't make a new one up everytime she came to a new place and pretended to be one of the hero's or something--I thought it would be pointless since she's not a fan character to anything...more like an OC stopping by for a temporary visit in a world that she doesn't really belong to but pretends that she does if only for a little while.
When I draw Xandra as a Sonic FC, it's usually to represent me and what I think about a certain subject. I guess that would be a qulifier to call her a self insert or maybe a persona? I"m stiil not too clear on what the difference is. I always wanted her be fun, playful, more adventerous then I ever was in real life and have a life full of fantasy.
So this time I just drew her Sonic FC style for the hell of it, but the details in the spots and blending is a major pain to do. Maybe I should start using one of my actual Sonic FCs to represent me in Sonic related things....maybe.
I figured that I'd make up some stats for her Sonic FC get up, though I would like some things to remain vague since I still haven't given her an official profile, and believe me when I say It's been a very long time coming. This would be the closest I have ever come to writing a complete profile for her.
If Xandra were a Sonic FC, her profile would look like this:
Name: Xandra (last name pending)
Ability Type: Power
Hair/fur: A kind of Pinkish Muave color with a beige underside/ hair is auburn reddish brown
Eyes: lavender and light blue (heterochromatic condition inherited from her father.)
Age: roughly teenaged, possibly older
Birthplace: A far and distant land
Affiliations: many due to her many travels
Occupation: traveler, survivalist
Romantic interests: Oh there's been a few...
Rivals: There's been a few of those two...
Relatives: An old bear of an adoptive father (deceased.)
~showing off a little bit
~big hearty meals
~proving that she's as tough as any boy and even tougher than that
~a smart mouthed punk
~mean, snotty girls that think they are nice
~authority figures who demand respect rather than earn it
~and fiends who use poison elements--the bunch of cheaters
Favorite Food/Drink: Any food that's not the bare basic survival food
~spying on the boys
~drawing in her traveler's book
~dabbles a bit in biomechanics
~finely tuned senses due to her years of survival training
~street fighting skills
~some training as a boxer from her big bear father
~quick recovery (healing) time from years of eating special herbs
~biomechanical arm, different ones have different special features such as a grappling hook
~biomechanical leg with a few surprises like flash bombs hidden in the heal
~her metal limbs let her pack a little extra wham in her punch and kick
~swimming due to the metal weight
~working in groups
~has trouble fitting in at times for various reasons
~won't follow rules that restrict her freedoms
~Proud and stubborn
Personality: Cheerful, generally friendly and outgoing, adventerous, tries to help others but can't always get along with people since she is very vocal about putting a brat in his or her place. She has a fierce independent streak, a tough battle spririt, and an even fiercer and tougher drive to survive so this damsel will always try to stand on her own two feet so the heros won't be distressing about having to do a rescue in the middle of battle (I don't know about you but I find that highly annoying...) She never wants to look weak so she can be quite proud about her independence. Although she has had a few romantic crushes, she has yet to pursue them and instead settles for creating friendships. Perhaps she's just not ready to be tied down by love--at least not yet. The world is simply too big to ever stop exploring especially for a bright young doe who can punch like a bear...
Background Story: Alright, let's see if I can keep this brief and vague enough because this is the closest I have ever come to writing out a complete bio for her......Xandra was adopted as a baby by an old family friend, and learned her fighting savy from her adoptive dad. She started traveling when she was very young so she has years of survival training under her belt and has kept her fighting skills sharpened out of necessity. Although, as a child, she did endure some harsh treatment from the other children in her village, her adoptive father, as well as the enduring spirits of her biological parents, guided her towards using her abilities for helping others. Her deceased birth parents occassionally interviene in the form of dreams, giving her some supernatural guidance from time to time. The metal limbs that Xandra wears in place of her real ones came about after being caught in a raging fire when she was still a young preteen. If not for the kind-heartedness of a stranger who happened to be a biomechanic, her adventures would've stopped then and there. But his kindness was and still is a constant reminder of why it's important to use her skills to help others...because without kindness, this world would trully be a dark and terrible place void of compassion. But that doesn't mean she can't one up a jerk punk or a prissy little bitch from time to time. >Wink wink<
But there are times when what's right and what's wrong are not as easily divided into black or white. It's all part of growing up and learning that life has grey areas too. Even so, Xandra won't ever just roll over and quite without a fight whether the issue at hand is black, grey, or white. She'll do what she can to help others and fight so see another day. That's the fighting spirit that she lives by and some day it will be the fighting spirirt that she dies by too, just as her birth parents did before her.