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Eilzabeth Hobbs - Sophmore
The first thing anybody notices about Elizabeth is her hair. Shoulder-length and white as snow, Elizabeth always stands out in a crowd, because hers is usually the only head that's difficult to stare directly at in direct sunlight. She's short, but not so short that you'd think twice about it. Iff you stopped to look in her eyes, you'd see something there--some spark of dark grey behind the violet irises that hinted at some force not entirely connected with this physical world.
You'd see this because Elizabeth is very closely related to the spirits of the dead. More than a medium or channeler, Elizabeth communicates with the world of spirits as easily as communicating with another person face to face, perhaps even easier. The normal perils of contact with ghosts, spirits, and spectres--posession, haunting, and madness--do not hold much danger for Elizabeth. She can allow herself to be indwelt by nearly any spirit or ghost only to regain control of herself with seemingly no effort. At the peak of her power she can become like a ghost herself, immersing herself in the energies of the spirit world to become intangible and nearly invisible. Recently she has shown some promise in evoking the energy of the other side as blasts of negative force, but she still has much to learn about conjuring and controlling those forces outside of their normal realm.
One of the more unfortunate aspects of this ability is that Elizabeth is somewhat withdrawn around most people. She finds conversation with ghosts so effortless that it is almost more difficlt for her to interact with other human beings. Still, she is supoprted by her older brother and the couple friends she's made at Chambers so far. Besides, it's not as if nobody notices her--everybody knows the girl with the white hair. Recently, she's been turning to help from her friends in the spirit world more and more often, letting them control her body to help her out in different situations. As a result, her personality can appear to vary wildly as she allows different spirits to take control.
Kyle Hobbs - Junior
Kyle is a tall, lanky sixteen year old with arms like lengths of wire and legs that seem longer than his body should allow. Kyle is short, stocky, built like a tank made out of elephants. Kylle's blond, brown, orange and sea-green hair hangs down over his blue-green-hazel eyes...when he wants. Much as his sister Elizabeth is master over the world of the spirit, Kyle is master over the world of flesh. His talents are not as a shape-shifter or doppleganger, rather he has complete control over his physical body, causing his limbs and muscles to grow or contract at will. He can't become a chair or mimic another person with any accuracy, but he can become incredibly strong or agile with a simple thought.
Needless to say, Kyle is very durable and resistant to injury. He heals unnaturally quickly, and is able to focus his abilities on the bodies of others with concentration. After two years of training in the infirmary, Kyle has become a proficient healer, able to project his energies to encourage the regrowth of damaged tissue and boost the strength of his classmates for breif periods of time.
Kyle is very protective of his younger sister Elizabeth, and has put himself in danger on more than one occasion because of it. Elizabeth is more withdrawn than Kyle, mostly because of her connection to the spirit world, and Kyle sees it as his duty to make his sister get out into the world and have fun. It's almost guaranteed that if Kyle shows up at an event, he'll have a very reluctant Elizabeth in tow. Outside of that, Kyle stays active in Duel, and is hoping that he can preform well enough this year to be considered for Duel Team Captain next year. His abilities advanced early on at Chambers, and for the last two years he's been comfortable coasting on his talents. This year, though, he feels like his abilities have plateaued, and he's been pushing himself to get better before he gets left behind. As a result, he pursues anything he does at Chambers with relentless intensity. Workingi in the infirmary, Duel, regular schoolwork--he gives 100% all the time.
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