Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
8	STR	-2	11-	Lift 75.8 kg; 1 1/2d6 HTH Damage [2]
12	DEX	6	11-	OCV:  4/DCV:  4
8	CON	-4	11-
8	BODY	-4	11-
18	INT	8	13-	PER Roll 13-
18	EGO	16	13-	ECV:  6
13	PRE	3	12-	PRE Attack:  2 1/2d6
14	COM	2	12-

2	PD	0		Total:  2 PD (0 rPD)
2	ED	0		Total:  2 ED (0 rED)
2	SPD	0		Phases:  6, 12
4	REC	0
16	END	0
16	STUN	0		Total Characteristic Cost:  25

Movement:	Running:	6"/12"
		Leaping:	1"/2"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
5	Fringe Benefit:  14th Washimine Group Deputy
2	Money:  Well Off

3	Strength Of Her Resolve:  Resistance (3 points)

3	Bureaucratics 12-
2	CK: Tokyo 11-
3	Deduction 13-
3	High Society 12-
3	Tactics 13-
1	TF:  Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
1	WF:  Handguns
3	Scholar
1	1)  KS: Law 11-
2	2)  KS: Literature 13-
2	3)  KS: Philosophy 13-
1	4)  KS: Washimine Group History And Customs 11-
35	Total Powers & Skills Cost
60	Total Character Cost

25+	Disadvantages
10	Hunted:  Other Tokyo Yakuza Groups 11- (Mo Pow, NCI, Limited Geographical Area, Watching)
0	Normal Characteristic Maxima
10	Physical Limitation:  Wears Glasses (Infrequently, Greatly Impairing)
20	Psychological Limitation:  Yakuza Code Of Honor (Common, Total)
10	Social Limitation:  Youth (Frequently, Minor)
70	Total Disadvantage Points

Background/History: The daughter of Ryuzo Washimine, Yukio is the heir to the Washimine Group Yakuza gang. She has lived most of her life protected from the gang's activities, under the watchful eye of Ginji. However, Hotel Moscow ends up destroying the upper ranks of the Washimine Group, and Yukio takes over command of the gang and leads them into action. Unfortunately, the Washimine are too small and too scattered to fight back effectively, and end up defeated. Yukio then decides to flee Japan and head to Roanapura, where she (and Ginji) can resume their battle with Balalaika and Hotel Moscow. This plan comes apart about as soon as it is conceived, and when Ginji is killed in a fight with Revy, Yukio decides to preserve her honor by committing suicide with Ginji's blade.

Yukio Washimine first appears in Episode 19, Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise, and dies in Episode 24, The Gunslingers.

Personality/Motivation: For most of her life Yukio has tried to deny her birthright, spending her time attending school and reading philosophy books and other literature. She thinks a lot about human nature, destiny, and fate, and wishes greatly that her time spent in the Takamachi District would last forever. But when the time comes, she takes command of the Washimine Group with frightening efficiency, issuing commands with a tactical sense beyond her years. But this might be a false front, as Rock rightly points out. Yukio doesn't really want to be a Yakuza gang boss, she wants to live the simple life of a schoolgirl and then go on to dwell in the light—not the darkness. But as her own words show, she is torn between what she wishes and what Yakuza life dictates, almost forcing her to commit herself to a self-destructive course of action. It is this observation by Rock that causes Ginji to "throw" his fight with Revy and results in Yukio's suicide.

Quotes: "I'm scared I might be sucked into the darkness."

"I had no choice but to come here! I f I don't believe that I chose this, I have no resolve."

"If someone's life, honor... if their future is counting on me, what can I do but fight for them?"

Powers/Tactics: A very intelligent girl, Yukio is well-read, and when needed, can command her troops without hesitation. Although only 16 or 17, she can drive and use a gun, and seems exhilarated to rob a bank, comparing herself and Ginji to Bonnie and Clyde. Yukio is also strong willed, and survives being beaten by Chaka without breaking down. If she'd lived, she would have made a highly effective gang boss.

Appearance: Yukio is a young Japanese girl who is roughly 16-17 years-old. He has long black hair, glasses, and a slender figure. She normally dresses in her school uniform.

Designer's Notes: Yukio is a normal, but one with a lot of potential. Rock obviously had a romantic interest of sorts in her, seeing her as an idealized version of what life in Japan should be like. Yukio recognized this as well, and accused him of standing in the twilight, nether taking to the sun or embracing the darkness. She also correctly pointed out that if she dies in the gang fighting, Rock would lose his last memories of Japan, since he's already discarded most others (for example, Rock is unable to make himself go see his parents and tell them he's not dead). By the same token, she realizes he wants to get out of Japan and experience something aside from a normal life, while she would like nothing more than to live a normal life. And when it all comes crashing down, Revy says it best: "Don't look, Rock! You'll be damaged!"

If you want to make Yukio more powerful, make her older and give her more wealth, Contacts, Followers, and Skills suitable for a Yakuza boss.

(Yukio Washimine created by Rei Hiroe, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

Yukio Washimine's Hero Designer File

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