CVnU Ashley Knightfall- Deceased Name: Ashley Knightfall Age: 18 Hair: Blond Eye: Blue Status: Deceased- CVnU Family: Grace Knightfall (Mother- Alive), Vincent Knightfall (Father deceased), Paul Knightfall (Older Brother Deceased), Quintus Knightfall (Second cousin), Elle Knightfall (Second cousin)
Ashley was born and raised in Darwin City, Northern Territory in the country of Australia with her mother and father (Grace and Vincent Knightfall) where she lived your typical family life. She went to school, was in track and basketball, had friends and teenage drama. It was a life she loved and a life she was good at living. Her mother was a health teacher at her high school and her father a detective in the local police force. However, what separates her from your average Aussie teenage girl, is the intense training her father puts her through almost everyday.
This began when Ashley was just a toddler, her father began training her in different form of martial arts and acrobatic stunts. To Ashley it was just a way for her father to teach her how to protect herself against the world. When Vincent (her father) saw that she was taking to the acrobatics more than the hand to hand combat, he began focusing more on it with her, increasing her agility, reflexes and hand eye coordination. But other than that, her life seemed to be as normal as any other Aussie, until her graduation day came around.
The night of her graduation her father was invovled in an ‘accident’. No other information was given by his partner or the police force he worked with. This hit Ashley hard, because she was more close to her father, than her mother. A week later Grace began to become increasingly paranoid, worried when her daughter would go out just to take the trash. Ashley couldn’t understand what was going on, until her mother finally sat down and talked to her.
It turned out the stories she used to ‘make up’ about the Knightfall’s were not fiction at all, but rather history of her own family bloodline. She also spoke about the Knightfall slayers, those who were against her family and sought out to kill them. The young Aussie became to tremble in fear, was this the reason her father would force her to train with him everyday? To try and prepare her for what seemed to be an impending doom?
What Ashley didn’t know, was that Grace already spoke to her second cousin Quintus Knightfall, the man that Vincent told Grace to get in contact with if anything where to happen to him. She explained the situation and her concern about Ashley. Without hesitation, Quintus told Grace to send Ashley to the United States so she could stay with him and his sister Ellie. He felt that if she was around family, that the slayer wouldn’t dare take on an entire group of Knightfall’s rather than one. Agreeing with the fellow Knightfall, Grace sent Ashley on a plane to New York City, to live with her cousins and slowly starts to realize that the stories her mother told her as a child were not just stories, but actual history of her own family.
Skills Hand to hand combat: Rather than focusing and mastering one fighting style, Ashley has learned multiple combat styles and fused them together to help her flow through battles more efficiently. Because of her nimble frame she uses this to her advantage and focuses on fast striking techniques. This mixture contains the styles of; Krav Maga, Keysi Fighting Method, Zen Do Kai, T’ai chi ch’uan, and muay thai. Acrobatics: To help herself not only become better at fighting, but also to escape tight situations. She focused more on this rather than fighting, because she is smaller than your average criminal and villain she would rather worry about trying to dodge attacks, scout areas without being spotted, and able to escape doomed fights than trying to fight to the death in a battle she knew she couldn’t win. Ashley focused a lot of her time on learning different acrobatic techniques such as; contortion, acrobalance, Aerial silk, gymnastics, parkour, pole climbing, buildering, tightroap (Focusing more on slackwire and skywalk), tumbling, and trampoling. Personality
When not facing down the barrel of a gun, Ashley is enthusiastic and sarcastic always wanting to help out in any way she can. While she likes to break the rules like every other teenager in the world, she knows what lines not to cross and tries to be 'by the book' as much as she can. But that doesn't mean she wont occasionally go against what the other Knightfalls decided sometimes if she feels they are wrong.
A Venomous Betrayal: (written by Quintus)
Crimson droplets lingered along the jagged edges left behind in the shattered window. Where, presumably, Kincaid Knightfall had been thrown to his death. Only a few feet away the Australian Acrobat, Ashely Knightfall, sprawled out across the meticulous Italian crafted Listone Giordano floor exhaled her final breath. But not before she had seen her final act of bravery to conclusion having ignited a modified phosphorus flare in the face of her treacherous cousin, Quintus. Instantly searing his pupils, cornea, and lenses, all the way down the hyaloid canal damaging his eyes beyond normal means of repair. Executing a selfless act as a means of crippling her adversary rendering him incapable of defense against the loan standing Knightfall Antonio. For even though the Arashikage aristocrat's telepathic ability coupled with his advanced precognition under normal circumstances could serve as substitute, further injuries incurred during the breathtaking altercation had rendered most, if not all, of the Knightfall Ninja's capabilities useless. "You failed." sneered the enraged survivor Antonio. Poised with antique Rapier in hand towering over the rib clutching Quintus as he rested against the disheveled remains of a book case barely able to move. "Am I interrupting?" mocked an unsuspected voice from behind. Forcing Antoni to hesitate in his deliverance of fatal blow in favor or turning to gaze upon mysterious guest. As he did so the mirror glass finish of Noah Adam's Ebony blade pierced the heroic Knightfall's chest exiting out his back before being withdrawn allowing a steady flow of blood to spill out onto the floor. His gargling attempts to breath causing the confused Martial Arts Polymath to turn his head attempting to ascertain the conclusion of unseen event. "Come Quintus, you and I have much to discuss." Noah's hand reaching down firmly grabbing that of the injured Knightfall. The Knightfall suit
The suit is made out of a special material that is light enough to allow Ashley to maneuver quickly and protect her from the elements. It is also designed specifically for stealth operations, using dark color patterns and material that can hide her own body temperature from the enemy.
Suit abilities ` Durability/insulation: The suit is not only durable against most bullets, blades and some minor explosions, but is also fire proof, water proof and electric proof, completely protecting the young hero from the extreme elemental powers of anyone.
Gliding Action: Just like her fellow mentors, in the air her cape is able to stiffen and become a mobile glider. This allows the Knightfall to glide from top's of tall buildings, to slow her fall, and use the wind to push her faster through the city skies rather than swinging on a grappling hook line. The cape is able to hold 300 pounds, allowing Ashley to hold about one other individual with her.
` Built in Com-link: This allows any of the other Knightfalls to be able to communicate with her. The ear piece is built into her helmet as well as the mic, allowing her to be able to communicate hands free and being able to hear directions through her helmet without having anyone else hear whats going on.
Thermal/night/binocular/camera/GPS lenses: These yellow lenses are already attached to the inside of her mask, and is able to use them when needed upon command. All four systems are built inside her helmet, more than one system can be activated at a time. They area also a great way to keep bugs from hitting your eyes while swinging around during patrol! The lenses also record everything Ashley see's allowing any other Knightfalls who are at the main base to see exactly what she does.
` ` Distant Sound Recorder (DSR): The DSR, just like the com-link, is built right into the helmet of Ashley. With this she can hear and record a conversation 300 yards away from her. Voice Alteration Device (VAD): Because Ashley has a very distinctive accent, this is placed at the neck of her mask. This device alters her voice so she sounds like your typical American girl rather than a True Blue Aussie. Utility Belt
The belt contains many items in small compartments. She also has a small 'belt' on her left leg to hold those extra items that just wouldn't fit in her waist belt. The items inside include:
Crescent Knights: boomerang based throwing crescent shaped blades. Alternate versions of her weapons explode, emit electrical blasts, and sometimes come with detonators. Grappling Hook: Uses this to grapple onto high locations or can grab hold of a criminal by directing it at them. Gas Mask: This is used to protect Ashley from dangerous fumes and other airborne chemicals. This fits over the bottom half of the mask. Re-breather: allows her to breathe underwater or in a vacuum. Tracers: Crescent shaped signal tracers that can adhere to most if not all surfaces. Lock Picks: uses these to open locked doors. Cuffs: Special cuffs that only few enemies and heroes can break out of. S moke/flash Grenades and Pellets: Able to throw these marble size grenades in order to use a stealth technique, distract an enemy, escape a situation, or plan her next course of action. Flash pellets used to temporarily blind enemies. Sonic Grenades: These disrupt electronics and disorient enemy hearing. Plastique: Small exploding devices that have a timer or detonator switch to activate. Mini-Computer: Used to help hack into other electronics devices and download programs. First Aid Kit: Used to aid in treating wounds. Weapons Crescent Knights: A type of shuriken or boomerang used by the Knightfall's. The size of these throwing weapons varied from smaller palm-sized ones to larger ones. Crescent Knights have also been shown tied to the end of a rope to grasp onto an object or to tie around and anchor to an object, like a rooftop gargoyle. There are also different types of Crescent Knights that Ashley carries with her. Electric: This releases a powerful electric charge, able to stun her opponent. Explosive: Used for bigger and more powerful opponents that require a more powerful punch. Or if she wants to blow out a weak wall. Razor Sharp: These are small palm-sized and are razor sharp. Ashley has commonly used these as shurikens. She sometimes shoots them at her enemies' arms and feet, where they only go a few inches deep. Flash Freeze: Ashley keeps freeze pellets in case of a fire.These can not only stop a fire, but can also freeze opponents limbs upon contact. Grapple gun/hook: A useful item used to scale buildings, swing through the city or attack bad guys. This can be for transportable use or as an offensive weapon. She mostly uses this 'weapon' to get around the city, by swinging through the city or scaling tall buildings. This can also be a life saver for when she falls off a tall building, or used to grab a hold of a person who falls off one. It can be used as a weapon by shooting it a long distance and grab a hold of a fleeing villain by the legs, wrapping itself around it and forcing them to the ground, allowing Ashley to pull them back to her. It can also be used to connect to a vehicle such as a car, train, helicopter, rocket, etc.. allowing her to travel with the object, or even person. The max range is 640 feet; max weight is 1 ton.
Bo Staff: Ashley uses a collapsible bo staff as her main weapon of choice. In its collapsed state, the staff is only about a foot long, but when extended out its six feet long. The staff is made out of Carbonadium, which is lighter, more flexible, and just a slightly weaker than adamantium.