NAME Annie Doe ALIAS Natalia Dorsch, Nata Seminov, Natalie Oskav, Natasha Ilanov NICKNAMES Natya, Nata, Yaya, Nat, Tasha AGE 29 DOB July, 1st ORIENTATION Bisexual
HEIGHT 5'05" HAIR Black EYES Ice Blue
OCCUPATION Assistant PI, Slayer HOMETOWN Parma, Ohio SPECIES Human | Slayer
THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE
Natasha is a slim, tiny, compact little danger of a woman; she's all power in a little ballerina body. Although the first thing noticed is most definitely her striking eyes.
MOTHER Catalina Oskav (adoptive), Cressida Haley (biological) FATHER Ivan Dorsch (adoptive), Noah Sorenson (biological; deceased)
SISTER Potential half-siblings through Cressida BROTHER Potential half-siblings through Cressida
OFFSPRING Unborn Son
60% EASILY BORED
ENFP 'The Campaigner'; The ENFP personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike Explorers, they are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, the 7% of the population that they comprise can certainly be felt in any crowd.
Heart on her Sleeve
Stubborn to a Fault
In a lot of ways, Natya is her personality; she's loud, she's fun, she's serious, she's loving, she's bitchy, she's emotional, she's cautious. She's an array of things that sometimes contradict each other, but it's largely part of the con. And the con, for a long time, was her life. It was about convincing everyone she was okay, she was fine, everything was fine.
As a young girl, Natya put on a lot of airs and graces, she had to be happy almost all the time make sure her adoptive parents knew she loved the life she was given and strive to fit in. Which was the stem of Natya's lying; she made up stories, fantasies, made things more interesting for herself too. It became a habitual problem, one she hasn't tried to fix at all. Lying is near second nature at times.
For all that she tries to appear stand-offish and closed, Natya wears her heart on her sleeve, she fights for people more than because of anything else, she believes that she can protect people and that's what she's meant to do. It took a while for her to make peace with her own short lifespan for the sake of other people, people who might never even know what she's giving up for them to live, but she does it anyway.
While flirty and friendly most of the time, Natya almost always fights with a deep sadness at the world and her own life. She's nomadic by nature, not by choice, and that is largely due to her upbringing, where she ended up feeling like little more than an accessory to con-artist parents. She's fought with feeling unwanted for a majority of her life, before finding out the truth about her adoption and the reasoning why.
Natya tends to drink in order to keep her darker personality traits down below the surface. It's becoming harder and harder to keep them down.
abilities & skills
SUPER SLAYER POWERS
a broad term for the slayer attributes. Natya has super speed, durability, strength, agility and reflexes as part of her slayer heritage. She is stronger, faster and more resilient than most, if not all, people and possesses reflexes that are honed from years of training.
Natya is an exceptionally skilled fighter, she's adept in marital arts, boxing, kick boxing and often uses her agility and acrobatics as part of her battles. Additionally, she's very well training in weapon use, often swords and stakes, but she has used crossbows, knives, a scythe, dual blades and bostaff in the past.
usually as a warning for things to come, slayers have the ability of prophecy dreams. Natya is very bad at determining what is a prophecy and what is her addled mind flushing her alcohol.
as part of her slayer abilities, she also has advanced healing, wounds rarely taking long to heal and their severity not affecting her to the same extent they would an average person.
not an 'ability' per say, but Natya has a very sharp mind, not just for battle situations, but to assess other aspects too. She is a survivor in almost all regards and does have a sharp street mind for getting out of most situations.
HEART ON HER SLEEVE
a major draw back in Natya's conditioning is that she tries her hardest to save everyone, as part of her interpretation of being a slayer, she feels responsible for each life she's unable to save before killing the vampires (or worse) that are responsible.
into the past
Natya will tell people she was born to political terrorists in Russia, that her parents were strong opposition to Soviet leader Gorbachev and that they had to flee for their lives; she'll tell people she was given away to protect her from the Russian forces and their revenge against her parents.
In actual fact, Natya doesn't really know much about her parents at all. She was born somewhere in the midwest of America in the middle of summer, she was left at a hospital with nothing to identify her and no clue as to where she came from. She was placed into an Illinois orphanage when no information presented itself and named Annie Doe.
At the age of two, Annie was adopted by her foster parents and renamed herself Natalia Dorsch to match her new parents. What she didn't realise at the time was that her adoptive parents were con artists, not really parent material. For several years, it was fine. They moved from one state to the next, running cons, with Natya believing they were just playing games, not understanding that people were getting ripped off and hurt in the schemes. She bounced from one school to the next, rarely attending for long and eventually Natalia began making her life seem more interesting, lying when she began a new school or moved to a new place.
LEARNING THE CON
She told people they were in witness protection, hiding from the Russian mob, or that her parents were undercover agents, or that they were Russian movie stars working on a new role. Every new place came with a new invention for Natya. She picked up some Russian so that she could sell it better.
When she was ten Natya got the first taste of what her parents cons did to people, an inconsolable woman tracking them down to the apartment they were staying at, finding only Natya at home and blaming Cata and Ivan for the break down of her family life and the suicide of her father. At ten, Natya was distraught for the woman and couldn't believe that her parents knowingly did such things.
It became clear that they knew and just didn't care when they were packed up and moved the very same week, with strangers calling Cata and Ivan by different names. Natya started to understand that they weren't very nice people. Deciding she didn't want to be part of something that hurt people, Natya left Cata and Ivan, stealing some money from them and slipping away. She knew some of their 'friends' in the business, having the money, she caught a bus to Kansas to stay with Missy May, one of the people who helped Cata and Ivan fence their hoards at times. Natya got Missy May to not tell her parents where she was, since Missy May was encouraging of Natya not becoming like Cata and Ivan, she agreed and kept Natya hidden away.
Managing to spend two years with Missy May, attending one school and making a few friends and being a kid for the first time, Natya took the name Natasha and picked something Russian to name herself while attending school. At the age of thirteen, it all changed though.
Outside school, Natya was stopped by a man who introduced himself as Lewis Montgomery, her watcher. Naturally Natya had some choice words for Lewis, but the man was persistent and within a week, Natya met her first vampire. Amid a massive freak out, with Lewis' instructions, Natya found she could fight it off. After Lewis killed the vampire and explained the lore to her, citing her as a Slayer, a chosen one to protect people. For a thirteen year old it was a bit much, but Natya had been looking for meaning in her life for years now, and this seemed to be it.
Lewis worked hard to train Natya, who was always quick with a witty remark to cover her own discomfort, while Missy May made sure they both stopped from time to time to do human things. With further looking into her slayer skills, Natya found a deep interest in gymnastics and joined the school team, honing her skills in school and out. Missy May and Lewis became a family that she felt she always wanted, people who looked after her and not just themselves, people she could strive to protect.
TRAGEDY & ANSWERS
It all went sideways when she was eighteen, celebrating adulthood came at a cost when a hunt went bad and Natya was severely injured and cut off from getting home until morning. When she did get home, she found the vampires had beaten her to it and burned down Missy May's home, with Missy and Lewis inside. Devastated at losing her family, Natya threw herself into healing before going back to take on the nest, wiping them out with extreme prejudice before breaking down.
At a loss of what to do from then onwards, Natya began travelling again, with money left to her by Missy May and the stash Lewis had kept in case of emergencies, she went on the road. It was a moderately different road trip, primarily filled with slayer duties and hunting down all kinds of nasty things.
During a hunt she took on in California, Natya helped some magical beings chase off vampires trying to use their energy to make them stronger. In the process one of the elders revealed themselves as Fae to Natya, telling her that she had a Fae energy. While she didn't know what that meant, assuming it was part of her Slayer heritage, Natya didn't bother looking into it at the time. It was almost two years later, after she drew the attention of a druid who thought she was Fae that Natya went back to California to find out what it meant.
The new information on her potential bloodline threw Natya into finding out who and what her birth parents were, if they were still alive and the real reason why they gave her up in the first place. At twenty-six, a fairly impressive age for a slayer, Natya started to really dig into the information she could find about her birth parents. In the end, it led her to Seattle, where she was to make contact with another druid who would help her find out more information.
She's cautiously optimistic that these people are not crazies.
Meeting Cressida and Noah came as a huge surprise to Natasha. Her mother is an epic badass former Queen Fae and her father is a vampire child of a Nosferatu. Finding out that Noah died and was turned shortly after she was conceived helped to put a balm on some abandonment issues that Natya had been holding close the vest. Forming a semblance of a bond with her parents was Natya's only concern, something that happened much easier than she expected. She shares a lot of her personality traits with her mother and her looks with her father.
Following an exceptionally tragic event during a heatwave that should've resulted in Natasha's death, Noah's vampirism was exposed to Natasha as he saved her life with his blood, forming a connection between the pair of them and bringing her back from the brink. Natya spent a lot of her recuperation with Cressida, bonding and learning a fair amount about Cressida's life and a little about her abilities.
FAMILY BONDING & CHAD
Working with Cressida just bonded the mother and daughter duo more, while Natasha found that she can share her dreams with Noah due to their blood bond now.
In February, during interference from a Horseman, Natasha and Cressida were sent to a desert plain, pitted against each other in battle before facing an Ifirit. The fire demon, coupled with the heat and Cressida's fae nature meant that they were vulnerable from the start. During the incident, Cressida attempted to keep the Ifirit's attention, but Natasha couldn't just leave her mother. As a distraction, Natasha gave Cressida enough time to get to water in the desert with her powers. Unfortunately it also caused Natasha to cook from the inside out, leading to organ failure and death from suffocation.
The loss lasted a few days, Natasha was dead in the desert while Cressida was transported home. Natasha has vague memories of a dark haired form reviving her and returning her to her home. The experience left Natasha shook, questioning her calling, but not her relationship with her parents. The terms mom and dad come exceptionally easy now, and Natasha is more focused on her relationship with them than her lagging job as a slayer.
That just became more apparently when Natasha met Chad, a very charismatic young man with a show about supernatural things. The two hit it off as friends with benefits and enjoy each other a lot. To the point where, unknown to Nat, she fell pregnant, something she wasn't aware could happen but now assumes her resurrection has healed those matters.
In actual fact, Chad is really Zeus, the King of Gods in Greek mythology and granted a very flimsy half-wish that Natasha made in passing after sex one night. She's come to terms with the baby already, Chad and Nat navigating the pregnancy well enough.
with Cressida Haley
Having finally found her mom, connecting and forming a bond, Natasha's keen to keep Cress in her life, and Cressida seems down for that too. Nat would pretty much love to learn all she is able to about the fae and her mom's life.
Unbeknown to Natasha, her current booty call, Chad Singer, is the host for Zeus. Sleeping with him has... side effects. She's expecting his baby and... she's kinda cool with it all things considered.
LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE
✞ was legally adopted by a pair of con-artists, spent nine years with them before running away, changed her name afterwards.
✞ uses several active alias' to get by in life, occasionally runs her own con here or there, but her first watcher started to train her out of the easy mark and living an honest life.
SALT WITH THAT
✞ is the sassiest bitch to ever sass.
✞ has a major dependency on wine, she likes her vino thanks very much, although she'll limit herself hitting the hard stuff unless it's a super massive issue of epicness. Has stopped drinking entirely upon finding out she's pregnant.
YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH
✞ hasn't really left her teens development wise, but that's cool cause she just has to enjoy her likely very short life.
✞ pretends she's Russian, she's actually mid-western, it's not as exotic, she has no fucks to give.
✞ is a habitual liar; not even just about big stuff, she'll lie about anything and everything.
✞ tends to sofa surf, and when that doesn't work, she's an epic squatter. She can find some class in any little dive place. She's recently moved into her dad's apartment and taken up residence, she rather likes it enough to stay.
✞ when she moved in with her dad, Nat acquired a new dog, Pudding, they're best buddies now and Pudding barely leaves Nat's side. Now that she's pregnant, the pup likes to cuddle into Nat's tummy.
✞ lives on fast food, it might eat it's way through her money, but she cannot cook and should never be asked to try, her culinary skills extend only to cereal in a bowl, occasionally with fresh milk and not questionably suitable milk.
✞ has had three close calls to date, but doesn't dwell too hard on them. her only serious incident to question her calling came after a nest killed her watcher and guardian -make that four; her dad saved her. And that one time she died; strange dark haired man saved her.
✞ don't call her style 'goth', because it's not really that goth. She's mostly just alternative and likes to cover up any blood stains with massive amounts of black.
✞ her baby maker is officially retired; after she was impaled at eighteen she was given a life saving hysterectomy, she's pretty okay with it all things considered. this is no longer the case; she assumes it's from her resurrection, in truth her booty-call Zeus fixed up her baby maker and gave her a baby.
✞ has a lot of knives, swords and assorted stabby weapons. she's named her favourite ax 'sheila' and her favourite knife is 'lisa'.