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Name: Zeon Liafador

Age: 23 (started out) 27 (now)

Hair: Dark Brown

Eyes: Brown

Family: The ever growing Liafador Family

Language: Zeon is multilingual, able to speak up to five different languages that include Italian, Spanish, English, French and Japanese.

Zeon (who was once thought to be) the only daughter of Estella and Marcos Liafador, runs one of the Liafador family winery in Sicily, Italy where Zeon was born and raised. Her father, Marcos was once also in charge of the Cardinal division in Italy and ran a training camp in Puglia Italy. Zeon grew up around the life of the Cardinals, training with them, going on missions and even to the point of her taking over the Cardinal training camp and running it herself under the watchful eye of her parents while at the same time, helping run the family winery when she's not busy with the other family business.

Little Zeon
Little Zeon

After angering her Zia, Ziccarra Liafador, Zeon vanished from the Cardinal scene, training on her own so that one day she would be worthy of her Aunt's respect.

The Rise of The Matriarch

Not too longer after going into hiding, Ziccarra had summoned the White Cardinal and was told that she was to become the next family Matriarch. She now rules the family's loyal Cardinal's and is in charge of all their operations. Because of this, Marcos, her father, became angry that his daughter (who he sees unfit to be Matriarch) was given such responsibility instead of himself. This caused him to betray the family by teaming up with his brother Kane and attacking Zeon by sending her sister, Jessica Liafador (@honor_avenger) after her.

The sisters fought but how the battle ended, no one knows. Weeks later Zeon awoken from an induced coma due to a severe brain hemorrhage and is now beginning to get back into her normal life routine. Now she has met yet another half sister, Lebreau_Liafador.

The Decree of Cardinal Revelation

After two years of MIA, Isis (cousin of Zeon) had come back, battered, bruised and broken. It was found that Quintus Knightfall (who was now going under the name Raysh_Al_Shaytan) was responsible for the torment of the fellow Liafador. Anger rose inside The Matriarch as call for vengeance was in order. Because of this, Zeon ordered The Decree of Cardinal Revelation, whichapproves unwarranted aggression towards the Knightfall Family. A War had been declared by the Knightfalls, and the Liafadors would answer, with fire and fury.

The Liafador of Rage

With blood and rage of crimson red, Ripped from a corpse so freshly dead, Together with our hellish hate, We'll burn you all-- that is your fate!
With blood and rage of crimson red, Ripped from a corpse so freshly dead, Together with our hellish hate, We'll burn you all-- that is your fate!

Shortly after making the decree the Liafador became harden with anger. The betrayal of her father and the attack on her family burned like a fire inside. Knowing that she was personally powerless to protect her family (unlike her other family members who were blessed with powers) she went out to seek her own, which ended up leading her to Thanagar. There she met with @solarhawk and was presented a series of different colored rings, which was stated to give the person who wield it unimaginable power. Each ring was connected to a specific emotion, and was found to have a connection to the Red Ring which represented Rage.

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Upon saying the Red Lantern Oath, Zeon's ring will grant her an array of abilities that include;

  • Projection of Rage infused Plasma
  • Creation and control fire fueled by Anger
  • Create Energy constructs based on her thoughts and fueled by anger.
  • Creation of protective barrier, strength of that depends on the amount of anger she is harnessing.
  • Flight by manipulating gravity, the more angry she is, the faster she will fly.
  • Able to visualize hearts of her foes that appear as a glow in their chest. If they become angry the glow becomes stronger and she is able to visualize their entire body rather than just their hearts.
  • Absorption of rage from surrounding beings to fuel ring.
  • Resistance to The Black Ring
  • Energy barrier that is created by the ring for protection. The more anger she puts into the shield will determine how strong it is.
  • Language translation of all alien species as well as languages on Earth.

Each of these abilities have the potential to become stronger if Zeon is able to control her inner rage.

*Please Note that Zeon no longer has her ring as it was taken from her by Marcus Knightfall*

The Pit

After Flight of the Cardinals

The Pit can no longer wait
The Pit can no longer wait

No matter who the victor of the battle was, there was only one reason for the family to be brought together to unleash their abilities upon one another upon the Grand Cardinal Isle. It was a sacred ceremonial event that lead up to a member of the Liafador family to face The Pit. But what was The Pit? Between the old folk tales of the Malaga people and the few documents that were held in the Liafador Library, not much was known about trail that is stated to give new life to whoever is strong enough to endure it. All that Zeon knew was that every time a Liafador entered the Pit, they came out stronger. It was what The Liafador Matriarch needed. Yes, she was a deadly warrior, but in a world were people can destroy an entire planet just by thinking it, she was going to need to become more powerful. Everything that had lead up to this moment, all her countless hours of combat training, sleepless nights of meditation and grueling mental exercises that she was put through since her birth would have meant absolutely nothing if she couldn’t master The Pit.

In the Pit, it matters not what name you carried
In the Pit, it matters not what name you carried

The Matriarch dawned the rags that she was to wear during this event and removed her arsenal of weapons. Because in The Pit, it matters not what name you carried. It matters not what where you came from. It mattered not the sacrifices you have made. It mattered not who you killed or saved. Nothing up to this point mattered, because in The Pit, you were no one, left utterly alone to fend for yourself, to survive or die. As she began to make her descend, her breath shaky with nervousness as the reality of what was about to happen to her began to settle in her mind. If she made it out, if she passed The Pit, she was not going to be the same woman she was coming in.

Thick musty smell of mold and mildew engulfed her senses as the soul piercing cold sent shivers down her spine. Before making her way completely in, her chestnut eyes glanced upward towards the soft golden glow of the sun that peeked through the top entrance of The Pit. It was going to be the last thing she would see until her return.

Time meant nothing in The Pit, seconds, minutes, hours, days... it was all mushed together. Sleep was also irrelevant, what was the point of it, if it meant you may not wake up? Creatures that inhabited The Pit were savage, survival was all they knew. A death match was around every corner, so sleep in this land, was a luxury, one she couldn't afford to have. It didn't help that the very air they breathed was tainted with ergot, a fungus that caused anyone to breath it in, to hallucinate. And just like the warnings of her Zia... "It will take your nightmares and make them your allies, it will take your friends; and make them your enemies.", that exactly what happened. Twisted hallucinations of those she loved were those who wanted to kill her and those she despised were the one's that wanted to save her. The fungal spores overwhelmed her mind, trying to rip apart her sanity.

It will take your nightmares and make them your allies, it will take your friends; and make them your enemies.
It will take your nightmares and make them your allies, it will take your friends; and make them your enemies.

The only thing to keep her sanity at peace and her mind focused were two objects she carried into the hellish pit. One was the Emerald necklace that Ziccarra gave to her when she first became Matriarch. It was to remind her who she was, and what she why she had decided to face the deadly trials in the first place. She was Zeon Liafador, leader of the White Cardinal's, Matriarch of the Liafador Family, the Italian warrior was here to become stronger, to be able to protect her family, to ensure their safety so the family could enjoy peace in their lives, even at the sacrifice of her own. The second item was a seashell necklace her sister, Chance, gave her upon their meeting. It was to remind her why she needed to do more than just survive The Pit, but to keep her sanity. She needed to get out of this alive and well so she could be there for her younger sister if she ever needed her, to show compassion when needed and to be able to hold the love of a sister in her heart.

I was in the darkness, so darkness I became.
I was in the darkness, so darkness I became.

But doing so wasn't easy. With so many things trying to take your life, your mind and your very soul, you had no allies... except... the darkness. The darkness that shrouded her essence from blood thirsty beasts. The darkness that kept her company when her hallucinations were not around. The darkness that whispered promises of power and protection outside of The Pit, if she would only let it in. So darkness she became.

NOW

Arise from The Pit and claim your right
Arise from The Pit and claim your right

Her blood and mud stained hands clenched along the walls of The Pit, her fractured fingernails digging into the stone as every muscle fiber was working to pull The Matriarch from The Pit. The light of the sun was becoming brighter and more dominate over the darkness she had become so familiar with. It was unclear to Zeon how long she was in The Pit for, what events had passed and what events were to come. But one thing she knew for sure, she had gotten what she came from. With a final push of her legs and a grunting pull of her arms her hand reached out of the hellhole and grasped onto the soft, lush grass. White Cardinals that were guarding The Pit, surrounded the area as they watched their Matriarch arise.

Taking a stand before them showed just superficially what she had to endure. Her rags she wore into The Pit were gone, nothing but her naked body that was covered in dirty abrasions, infested talon like lacerations and gaping bite wounds with dry black blood that couldn't be told if it belonged to her or the creature that had attacked her. Her chestnut eyes naturally squinted at the sun as she rose her right hand to shade the brightness, her pupils having to adjust to seeing in the light once more as White Cardinals quickly placed a white robe over her bare body.

"Portami a casa , ho degli affari da sbrigare." <Take me home, I have business to attend to.>

Powers (Post Pit)

After the events of The Pit, Zeon acquired special powers for surviving the trails.

Umbrakinesis- User can create, shape and manipulate darkness and shadows. Zeon can use the natural darkness around her to cloud everything into total darkness. She is able to do this by accessing a dimension of dark energy that can be used both as an absence of light and a solid substance: one that can be controlled and manipulated. She can create and dispel shields and areas of total darkness, create constructs and weapons, teleport one's self through massive distances via shadows, etc.

Zeon is able create/generate/increase, absorb,shape and manipulate darkness/shadow for various effects, sizes, shapes and intensity levels.

  • She is able to take a small shadow and expand it out to an entire city, bringing it down into darkness, making it look like night time, in the middle of the day.
  • Absolute Darkness- If the Liafador is able to absorb and store enough darkness, she can create a field of absolute impenetrable darkness that completely negates sight. Depending on how much energy she has stored, depends how far she can cast her darkness. However those with the ability to see in complete darkness, will not be hindered by it.
  • Darkness "Mist"- If unable to create absolute darkness or to cloak a city in darkness, she can create a 'fog' like darkness that lingers. She can use this to partially blind foes to escape or attack them. She can also use this as cover to draw less attention to her if she is attempting to sneak into somewhere.
  • Shadow Camouflage/Cloaking- Zeon is able to become undetectable as long as she is in darkness or shadow, her body literally turning into a shadow itself. No signs of life (breathing, heart beat, foot steps) can be heard as long as she's in the shadows. However while in camouflage mode, she cannot physically attack anyone. She would have to become visible once more before she could.

Darkness Adaptation

  • Night Vision- Able to see clearly in poorly lit areas and even in complete darkness.

Darkness Attacks- Zeon can release/use darkness/shadow to attacks of various shapes and/or intensities, either projected, used as a part of melee attacks, etc.

Darkness Solidification via controlling darkness/shadow:

  • Animating/manipulate darkness/shadow, whether users own or cast by anything else.
  • Tentacles/tendrils, chains and/or threads to attack or bind.
  • Umbrakinetic Constructs, including weapons, walls, armor or allies/servants.

Shadow Marionette: The Wildcard Liafador can control over motor functions of others against their will as if they were a marionette via shadows, subjects are still conscious, but can’t resist the user's puppet control. This is done by having both hers and the opponents shadows touch.

Umbraportation: The Matriarch is able to teleport via shadows/darkness. However she can only teleport from shadow/darkness to shadow/darkness.

Dark Portal Creation: The White Cardinal can create portals using darkness/shadows. Upon entering the portal, the person will be surrounded in eternal darkness like abyss. If a living person does enter, time will stand still for them and they are instantly placed in an coma like state. She can use this to store important items to insure security or to reroute energy attacks of her enemies and reopen another portal that would direct the same attack back to the original caster.

Speed of Darkness: Zeon is able to move at the speed of darkness, which is scientifically proven to move as quickly as the speed of light. This allows her reflexes to be far more superior than normal humans. She is able to run at the speed of darkness but only if the entire area is covered in darkness or if it is night time.

Resistant to the cold: While not so much a power, the time in The Pit allowed Zeon to become more resistant to freezing temperatures. But she is still able to develop frostbite from the subzero temperatures.

*PLEASE NOTE ZEON NO LONGER HAS THESE ABILITIES*

Demigoddess of Rage and Chaos

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After the betrayal of her Zia, Ziccarra, Zeon became trained in the arts of Aggressor.

General of Cardinal Hell

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Abilities:

Just like her Cardinals Zeon trained in the same form of combat and has the same skills as they do.

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Pressure Point Strike- in the field of martial arts refers to an area on the human body that may produce significant pain or other effects when manipulated in a specific manner. There are several types of pressure points - each is applied differently and each creates a different effect. "Pain points", for example, use tendons, ligaments, and muscles - the goal is to temporarily immobilize the target, or, at the very least, to distract them. Reflex points produce involuntary movements; for example, causing the hand to release its grip, the knees to buckle, the target to gag, or even for the person to be knocked unconscious. Most pressure points are located on pathways on the nervous system.

Shurikenjutsu- the art of throwing Shuriken, or hidden hand blades. Shurikenjutsu was used by the Shinobi in feudal Japan. This technique is also formidable and feared in Chinese Martial Arts and in that part of the world it's known as the art of Flying Daggers. Hidden, fast and precise... you don't know when the practitioner of this art will strike. A super deadly ability. In martial arts legends, thrown weapons, especially needles can be used to strike pressure points.

Escapeology- the practice of escaping from restraints or other traps. Escapologists (also classified as escape artists) escape from handcuffs,straitjackets, cages, coffins, steel boxes, barrels, bags, burning buildings, fish-tanks and other perils, often in combination.

Wudang Sword- Uses delicate techniques along with lightning fast movements. Wudang sword goes from slow to fast and soft to hard in an instant. Attacks can be straight-line or circular. Low postures are utilized along with high jumps in the air. It is this combination that makes Wudang Sword one of the most famous and sought after sword arts in China’s history.The system consists of one sword form with six sections and 132 movements, a two-person fighting form, sword and Daoist fly-whisk combined form, “flying sword” techniques (throwing knives), and sword sparring.

Hand to Hand combat- Zeon is trained in multiple forms of martial arts since she was a child, allowing her to be able to incorporate all styles into her own way of fighting.

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Predator Instinct

Due to her life time of training with the White Cardinals, Zeon possesses predatory instincts, allowing her to become masters of hunting and tracking. Zeon, with this ability, can discern numerous factors of a situation that make them a master of pursuit and capture. This includes what move a foe will make, where they are headed (if the user is in the foe’s proximity, or knows the foe fairly well), as well as how to effectively cause a foe to play right into one’s hands in combat/pursuit.

Hunting Intuition

Zeon has extraordinary talent and instinct in/for hunting all things. They can track anything under any conditions, sense the weaknesses of their prey and exploit them and finally kill or capture their prey.

Stealth Tactics

She has the incredibly extensive knowledge and skill in many types and ways of stealth tactics, enabling her to easily slip in and out of areas undetected. Zeon abilities in all manners of stealth are so refined they appear as mere illusions to those who have been lucky to spot the cardinal. She can move throughout even the most guarded of areas and act in true discretion.

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Human Peak Condition

Zeon's bodily functions are enhanced to the pinnacle of human conditioning thanks to her Cardinal trainging; strength, speed, stamina, senses, agility, reflexes, accuracy, longevity, durability, intelligence, healing time, flexibility and combat skills are greatly heightened, but without any superhuman degree.

Peak-humans are superior over Olympic-Level athletes and normal members of their species. They're strong enough to punch an individual through a wooden/thin metal door, break thin steel bars with their bare hands, fast enough to catch-up or outrun moving vehicles, they can exert themselves to peak capacity; therefore, eliminating build-up fatigue chemicals, producing top-endurance and lung capacity; agile enough to climb the tallest of buildings, leap to high feats into the air and distant yards; reflexive enough to quickly dodge incoming attacks and react better to fast motions, accurate enough to achieve multiple small and further distant targets, capable of living longer than the average-person, durable enough to withstand normal and superhuman physical/projectile attacks, intelligent enough to understand complex problems better than average humans, they can heal themselves in short-periods of time, flexible enough to co-ordinate their limbs perfectly and their combat skills are advanced enough to defeat large groups of enemies.

Enhanced Bowmanship

This is the ability to use a bow effectively by propelling arrows at superhuman levels against their intended target. They can also launch multiple arrows with one shot, or use the bow itself as a melee weapon, such as the string for cutting or the bow as a bludgeoning staff. Zeon was trained by her lover (@the_assassin_) in archery.

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Reflex Analysis

The user can intuitively read others' body language, allowing them to anticipate their actions and respond accordingly, often allowing the user to predict opponent's attacks.

Weapons

Zeon is a master of many weapons, because of this, she is always armed with some sort of weapon. Wither it be concealed or easily seen, The White Cardinal is always ready for battle. When reading for a battle or fight all weapons listed (unless stated otherwise in the description or post battle) are carried with her. When out in civilian clothing, she tends to only keep concealed weapons on her to avoid suspicion.

Spada dell/inferno

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Spada dell'inferno (Sword of Hell) is a blade forged in the fires of Cardinal Hell. The blade itself is hot to the touch, able to burn the flesh of any mortal that is foolish enough to touch it. The blade is known for it's corrupting properties. It is able to corrupt even the most pure of souls and bring out their darkest urges and desires. The sword is able to summon the fires of Cardinal Hell as well as capture the souls of those it kills. The blade becomes stronger with every soul it consumes. It is heavier than it appears, those without above average strength will struggle carrying this blade around. Mortals that linger around the wielder of the blade will slowly become indoctrinated to them.

The Demon’s Tail (No longer in possession)

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Zeon’s crimson lightwhip is a truly unique and dangerous weapon that was given to her by her old friend and Red Monarchy court-mate @vinicius_corvo as a form of repayment for the years of training she had given him during their childhood.

The lightwhip is like a lightsaber in that it emits a blade of superheated plasma to be used offensively or defensively. Unlike a lightsaber, however, the lightwhip’s blade is not straight one, instead it is a much longer, flexible blade. Further setting it apart from its more widely-used cousin, the lightwhip does not have one large focusing crystal to fuel it but is powered by several smaller ones. In addition, the plasma of the lightwhip’s blade has no cell barriers to keep it straight, allowing it to move freely in all directions and maximizing its impressive range.

Because of the inherent danger that comes with wielding such a volatile weapon, Zeon has spent long hours training with it. In the process, she has managed to create her own form of whip-based combat centered around keeping more powerful opponents at bay. The Liafador Matriarch has also been known to use the Demon’s Tail in a truly unforgiving offensive fashion. With it, she is able to maim and dismember powerful opponents with even the most subtle of wrist movements. Further boosting its defensive efficacy, the lightwhip’s plasma blade can effectively deflect energy-based attacks, and if its wielder’s reflexes are sharp enough, it can also cut down more traditional projectiles such as bullets, bolts, and arrows

Before its formation, Vinicius Corvo bestowed a fragment of his Darkforce energy into the crystals that would eventually power the Demon’s Tail. Because of this, anyone who wields the lightwhip may feel an overwhelming sense of anger while doing so, which in accordance with Aggressor teachings, should greatly increase the wielder’s combat prowess.

Note: If/when an opponent is cut or dismembered by this weapon, there should be no blood as its superheated blade will simultaneously cut and cauterize any resulting wound.

Because of the small handle of the lightwhip, when it is not activated it can pass as a non-lethal object and even pass through security points, usually mistaken for a small flashlight. She carries this weapon at all times.

Vedova (Widow)

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The Vedova is a collapsible compound bow that is lighter than most compound bows with a larger string track for amplified performance. Smooth draw and deadly accuracy at 340 fps. This bow has claimed the lives of many men and women and was given the name 'Widow' because of it by Zeon's father, Marcos. She didn't pick up archery however, until she was 23 years old by her once lover @the_assassin_ but was a very fast learner and has become more deadly with a bow than with a gun. Her reflexes and deadly quick accuracy is almost pushing into super human abilities as she is able to hit several targets at once with a single pull of her bow, being able to fire four arrows at once at different targets at the same time.

Trick Arrows

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The White Cardinal leader has honed her skill as an archer over the years and expanded her range of arrows from simple razor tipped to a few trick arrows. She doesn't carry a wide variety of arrows and only carries about two of each of the trick arrows with her. Other than that, most of her arrows do comprise of the razor head that are lined with adamantium.

Testardo (Bulldog)

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The Testardo arrow is razor tipped arrow that once lodged inside the target, the arrow's tri-teeth will expand, making it impossible to remove the arrow unless the person wants to rip out a chunk of flesh. This arrow is usually lined with a steel fiber string to be able to pull the prey back to Zeon or tie them down to something to prevent escape. Or she is able to use it to lodge into buildings and such to climb up tall ledges or catch herself if she's falling from high altitude.

Rasoio (Shaver)

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Rasoio is her more typically used arrow that is a stainless Steel, 4-blade, double bevel broadheads that offer maximum penetration and minimal resistance. Despite it's name the Rasoio is deadly when impact is made, the four blades allowing for double the damage a typical arrowhead would allow and the smaller frame of the arrow tip allows maximum speed and accuracy.

Le Unghia (The Claw)

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Le Unghia is used to grasp things causing minimal damage to the person or object. The 2" wingspan clamp down upon the object or person when impact is made and the end of the arrow is always lined with a steel fiber string, allowing Zeon to pull the person or object back to her.

Scoppiare (Burst)

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Scoppiare is an blunt tipped arrow that explodes upon impact. Packed inside the small tip is compacted with tannerite, a brand of binary explosive that explodes with high velocity impact. When the intended target is hit, the arrow will erupt in a deadly blast that also gives off a thick white smoke. This is so that if the arrow does not kill it's target, it will at least temporarily blind them. The smoke also does more than just blind, it also irritates the lungs, so if the person is alive, position will be given away by coughing. Embedded in the arrow itself is also a trigger that Zeon can use to detonate the arrow on command if she needs it to explode in mid-air. The trigger? On her bow that she can press in an instant.

Serpe (Serpent)

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The Serpe is a blade that features a pronounced curve with deadly edges for Zeon to use to help disarm her opponents. The handle grip is wrapped in faux suede with a double spike pommel to give a little surprise to unsuspecting enemies. Just like her bow, Zeon is just as deadly with the blade able to move effortlessly through an army of people, killing them without dropping a single stain of blood upon herself. She named the blade Serpe (Serpent in English) because of the way her fellow cardinals described her sword fighting technique, stating it was that of a snake.It is lined along the sharp edges and tips of the blade with adamentium.

Zanna (Fang)

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The Zanna is a close combat claw neck knife with black non-glare coating for stealth purposes when it comes to a quick and deadly strike. It is easily camouflaged within her costume. When going into battle she keeps her Zanna along her left wrist, however in casual wear she keeps it along her upper thigh. The rigid blade allows for a messy but deadly kill. While Zeon CAN use this as a throwing weapon as well, she tends to keep the Zanna hidden and usually only uses it when sneaking up behind enemies. Only the teeth of the blade is made with adamentium.

Pungiglione (Stinger)

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Another conceal weapon she carries is her Pungiglione (stinger) that is strapped to her wrist and covered with her clothing. Built for high impact combat situations, this dagger is equipped with an AUS-6 stainless steel blade and a black Santoprene handle. Includes impact resistant wrist sheath with a quick release ABS blade liner and a snap button closure. 7 1/2 in. overall. Unless Zeon is wearing long sleeves, this is not a conceal weapon she will use in casual wear. The edges and tip of the blade is lined with adamentium.

Artiglio (Talons)

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The Artiglio are a series of throwing knives that Zeon carries with her with a total of four sets, each set carrying three. She holds one set along her right/left harness that rests along her ribs and the right/left buckle that is secure along her belt. These blades are double edge and have been balanced for pin point accuracy. Each knife has a 2 in. blade and measures 5 1/2 in. overall. While these can be used for concealed use, she will usually use one or two sets rather than four depending on the garment she is wearing. These are lined with adamantium.

Smoke Pellets

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Smoke pellets are commonly used by Zeon when she is in a tight situation and needs a quick distraction or a cover screen. The pellets release a thick black screen of smoke that will cover a total radius of fifteen feet.

Armadura de Matriarca

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The armor of the Matriarch is not made up of the popular materials adementium or vibrainium but rather made up of two other materials that are just as effective and without the weight of the rare metals.

The outer layer of the armor is made up of dilatant material which is a Non-Newtonian fluid where the shear viscosity increases with applied shear stress. This behavior is only one type of deviation from Newton’s Law, and it is controlled by such factors as particle size, shape, and distribution. Shear thickening behavior occurs when a colloidal suspension transitions from a stable state to a state of flocculation.

Because of these properties it allows much more flexibility for a normal range of movement, yet provide rigidity to resist piercing by bullets, stabbing knife blows, blunt attacks can protect against some small explosives. The principle is similar to that of mail armor, though body armor using a dilatant would be much lighter. The dilatant fluid would disperse the force of a sudden blow over a wider area of the user's body, reducing the blunt force trauma. However, against slow attacks which would allow flow to occur, such as a slow but forceful stab, the dilatant would not provide any additional protection. Which is where the next material comes in.

Under her outer armor the Matirarch wears another, much thinner but effective set of armor underneath that is made up of BioSteel. This is a silk skin armor that fits around Zeon's body like a second skin but provides almost the same amount of protection as the dilatant armor but is even lighter. BioSteel is a high-strength based fiber material made of the recombinant spider silk-like protein extracted from the milk of transgenic goats, made by Nexia Biotechnologie. It is 7-10 times as strong as steel if compared for the same weight, and can stretch up to 20 times its unaltered size without losing its strength properties. It also has very high resistance to extreme temperatures, not losing any of its properties within -20 to 330 degrees Celsius (-4 to 626 degrees Fahrenheit).

 

Weakness

Human weaknesses

Under her armor and abilities Zeon is still human. She can still bleed out, be poisoned, drown, etc...

Anger

This can be a double edge sword. If angered Zeon is more likely to slip up in combat and become sloppy in her technique, allowing her enemy to be able to get in an attack she would normally be able to avoid or miss a strike she should have been able to place. However at the same time, there are certain weapons (Lightwhip and Red Lantern ring) that are powered by her anger and can give her a power boost at the same time.

The White Cardinals

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The Cardinal Training camp in Italy is located somewhere in Puglia. It was created by Estella and Marcos Liafador back in the early 80's after the Liafador Family decided to expand their power to Italy. It was until the late 1990's when the rule of the Cardinals were turned over to the young Zeon Liafador. The Cardinals are trained under the watchful eye of Zeon Liafador who battles the newly graduated Cardinals herself to deem them worthy in becoming full-fledged Cardinals. She is in charge of all things involved with the White Cardinals and is command of this group with the exception of The Matriarch, who is able to control all Cardinal factions whenever she desires. The White Cardinals loyalty to the Liafador family is unwavering, and have been trained to see that dying in the name of the Family is the ultimate reward. If captured a White Cardinal will gladly take their own lives before giving out any information that would be used agains the family.

Recruitment

Those making up the White Cardinals are usually those who are lost in the world. Men and women who have suffered severe loss or seeking redemption after living a life of regret. At the beginning of their training, they are not called Cardinals, but rather "nestlings". They are given this name until they pass their training sessions and prove themselves worthy under the eyes of the Cardinal in command. Once they are done with training, the nestlings then must take test that requires them to not only recite The Liafador Legacy but they are also required to give a living sacrifice to The High Cardinal Goddess. Once they make their sacrifice they are given the nickname "fledglings" and are off to the final part. The Fledglings must present themselves to the Liafador in charge and recite The Cardinal Oath. After stating The Cardinal Oath, if the Liafador in charge deems the fledgling worthy, the Liafador will accept them into the White Cardinal family. The White Cardinals cannot own any land, marry, or bare children. They are to cut any ties with families or friends they may have had before their lives as a White Cardinal. The members of the White Cardinals wear white to represent not only the rebirth of themselves into the Cardinal Faith, but also represent the vision of the Matriarch to purify the world as her sword and begin the world anew under her command.

Dawning the White Cardinal uniform
Dawning the White Cardinal uniform

The Cardinal Oath

We Cardinals are yours

We Cardinals come to present ourselves to you <Name of Liafador in charge>. Once that was broken, lost and faithless. We come to you to now whole, found and believing in you.

We Cardinals are yours

No matter the blood

No matter the pain

No matter the fear

No matter the war

We Cardinals are yours

Our eyes are to see for you

Our hands are to fight for you

Our bodies are to guard for you

Our lives are to sacrifice for you

We Cardinals are yours

We Cardinals are yours

History

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The White Cardinals were mostly used as foot soldiers for the family during the time of war, the most expendable group of Cardinals in the Liafador family because of their abundance but also one of the most necessary. The White Cardinals were once known to be “The Sword of the Family” while the Red Cardinals were known to work only for The Matriarch herself. This was true, even during the beginning reign of Zeon Liafadors own reign as Matriarch, however, this changed after the events of Dreams and Nightmares. During D&M it was shown that many Red Cardinals still held their loyalty to Ziccarra Liafador and betrayed The Family Matriarch, Zeon. Under the authority of Ziccarra, the Red Cardinals captured Zeon and held her captive while her White Cardinals stayed under the command of The Matriarchs sister, Leah Liafador, until a rescue plan was commenced to retrieve Zeon.

Because of this felt it necessary to shift the balance of the Cardinals and place the White Cardinals as the “Servers of the Matriarch”. The White Cardinals are also the main staffing at the Liafador Winery, where they not only keep the facilities safe but run it as well in service to the family.

The Italian Cardinals are trained in;

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Pressure Point Strike- in the field of martial arts refers to an area on the human body that may produce significant pain or other effects when manipulated in a specific manner. There are several types of pressure points - each is applied differently and each creates a different effect. "Pain points", for example, use tendons, ligaments, and muscles - the goal is to temporarily immobilize the target, or, at the very least, to distract them. Reflex points produce involuntary movements; for example, causing the hand to release its grip, the knees to buckle, the target to gag, or even for the person to be knocked unconscious. Most pressure points are located on pathways on the nervous system.

  1. Pain- Some pressure points produce pain when struck, pressed, or rubbed, depending on the point itself. These points are also referred to as nerve centers. While the distraction of pain might offer sufficient advantage in a fight or escape, the body also has a pain withdrawal reflex, whereby it reacts to pain by moving away from the source. Martial artists can make use of this reflex with minimal effort.
  2. Blood and blood pressure- The baroreceptors in the carotid artery are pressure-sensitive, supplying the brain with information to control systemic blood pressure. Pressure against this region will send signals that indicate that blood pressure is too high, leading to a lowering of blood pressure.
  3. Break- There are certain areas which are likely to lead to a break if struck effectively, such as the "floating ribs", the philtrum, and the side of the knee.
  4. Hyper-extension- There are joints that, when struck, can be hyper-extended and even torn. The striking of these joints is a technique which can cause permanent damage to one's opponent as well as cause shock damage. There are two types, as follows:
    -Brute force, which, when applied, takes advantage of the vulnerability of the strike point, usually a joint, thereby causing damage.

    -Golgi organ strike, a relatively gentle strike to the Golgi tendon at the back of the elbow, which triggers a reflex that immediately relaxes the tendon, allowing the elbow to bend more easily in the wrong direction. If this is directly followed by a solid strike to the elbow joint, then the elbow can be broken with significantly less effort than it could through brute force.

  5. Concussion- The brain is a sensitive organ which floats in a fluid (cerebrospinal fluid). The fluid itself is a safety mechanism that allows the head to take substantial impact without resulting in concussion, although such an impact could still cause permanent brain damage. However, it is possible to deliver a blow using artful techniques in such a way that even these protections can be effectively eliminated, causing disorientation or instantaneous knockout. The most commonly taught technique involves a strike just below the occipital ridge, at the correct angle, in the correct direction. Another well-known point with this effect is the chin or lower jaw, giving rise to the boxing expression a "glass jaw”.
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Silat- a collective word for a class of indigenous martial arts from a geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia encompassing most of the Nusantara, the Indonesian Archipelago, the Malay Archipelago and the entirety of the Malay Peninsula. Originally developed in what are now Indonesia, peninsular Malaysia, south Thailand, and Singapore, it is also traditionally practiced in Brunei, Vietnam and the southern Philippines. The style is typically marked with a lightning quick attack style designed to close on the opponents as quickly as possible, unleash as many attacks as you can within seconds and finish off with a blow to the face, throat or kidney. Silat is not a form of martial arts that focuses on honor and fairness and instead exploits weaknesses and favors fighting dirty. All Cardinals are put through a training regimen that involves building up their pain tolerance to be able to spar with each other.

Muay Thai- It is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.

Shurikenjutsu
Shurikenjutsu

Shurikenjutsu- the art of throwing Shuriken, or hidden hand blades. Shurikenjutsu was used by the Shinobi in feudal Japan. This technique is also formidable and feared in Chinese Martial Arts and in that part of the world it's known as the art of Flying Daggers. Hidden, fast and precise... you don't know when the practitioner of this art will strike. A super deadly ability. In martial arts legends, thrown weapons, especially needles can be used to strike pressure points.

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Peak Human Agility, Reflexes, Flexibility, Stamina, Strength, Durability-

The members of the White Cardinals have trained for years to reach peak human condition. Each member of the Cardinal's do not go into missions until they pass a series of test that pushes the conditions of each man to their limits.

Escapeology- the practice of escaping from restraint or other traps. Escapologists (also classified as escape artists) escape from handcuffs,straitjackets, cages, coffins, steel boxes, barrels, bags, burning buildings, fish-tanks and other perils, often in combination.

Swordsmanship
Swordsmanship

Wudang Sword- Uses delicate techniques along with lightning fast movements. Wudang sword goes from slow to fast and soft to hard in an instant. Attacks can be straight-line or circular. Low postures are utilized along with high jumps in the air. It is this combination that makes Wudang Sword one of the most famous and sought after sword arts in China’s history.The system consists of one sword form with six sections and 132 movements, a two-person fighting form, sword and Daoist fly-whisk combined form, “flying sword” techniques (throwing knives), and sword sparring.

Techniques taught include but are not limited to the following:

  • Wudang Sword Basics (Yin-Yang Sword Changes,Basic 4 and 13Techniques)
  • Wudang Dan Pai Jian (Sword form in Six Sections)
  • Wudang Dan Pai Xing Jian (Continuous-Stepping Sword)
  • Wudang Jian Fo He Bi (Fly-Whisk and Sword Combined Form)
  • Wudang Shuang Shou Jian (Two-Handed Sword)
  • Wudang Wu Jian (High-Level Fluid Movement Practice)
  • Wudang Dui Jian (Two-Person Sword Fighting Form)
  • Wudang Shizhan Dui Jian (Two-Person Sword Combat Form)
  • Wudang Nian Jian (Wudang Sticking Swords Matching Practice)
  • Wudang San Jian (Wudang Sword Sparring)

Baguazhang is a high-level martial art which utilizes circular stepping patterns and snake-like movements to side-step and deflect an opponent’s attacks.The Beijing Gao Style Baguazhang system is characterized by firm and rapid stepping, strong palm techniques, and powerful body movements. It utilizes twisting, shrinking, expanding, sticking, and following to deal with the opponent.

Techniques taught include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lao Ba Zhang (Old Eight Palms)
  • Ba Da Zhang (Big Eight Palms)
  • Wudang Ba Da Zhang (Wudang Style Big Eight Palms)
  • Lian Huan Zhang (Linking Palms)
  • 64 Hands (Straight-Line Baguazhang)
  • You Shen Zhang (Swimming Body Palm)
  • Wudang You Shen Lian Huan Zhang (Wudang Style Swimming Body Linking Palm)
  • Bagua Big Broadsword
  • Bagua Straight Sword
  • Bagua Spear
  • Bagua Crescent Moon Knives
  • Bagua Hook-Sickle Short Axes
  • Bagua Push Hands
  • Bagua Sparring

Prime CV

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Zeon is the only member of the original Royal family living on Xiox, she was offered to live on another Ninjeta, by Sha of Infinite forever’s but she declined. Since Sha doesn’t involve herself in the affairs of the Ninjan planets, Zeon is technically the ruler, however Renard keeps tabs on her by surrounding her with Sigma army privates, so that he may watch her movements. Zeon has the power to create a spontaneous combustion; Renard fears her true power as she has enough Xechcellum in her body to produce the dangerous Sha Syndrome.

She happens to be the cousin of Sha.

She was more recently killed by the Daughter of Feral Nova, Uchiha Hotaru to bring her mother back to life.

Powers

Powers: Basic ninjan powers;

Super Strength, flight, keen eyesight, durability.

Spontaneous combustion; when under stress or when becoming anxious her body can unleash a powerful combustion of fire. Another way she is able to spontaneously combust is in battle. If her body is about to give out her, her body will combust as a last resort to try and kill her attacker(s).