|“||I'm sick and tired of having to deal with nobility. There are more pressing matters than what dress to wear for a function, or what jewelry I should buy to look good. What do you think? That as females, you have a right to sit idly while your husbands, brothers, sons, fathers and everyone else in your life goes to fight? No. This is completely unjust. And what's even more unjust is that I played a part in this for so long. But no longer. You'll see, I will adorn the clothes of a pirate, and I will prove to you that you're all utter fools!||”|
—Ellen prior to becoming a Pirate
Ivy (甘葛 Amazura "Lit"; Sweet Arrowroot)
House of Crozier
House of Crozier
|Base of Operations|
Leonard Crozier(Older Brother)
Ellen Crozier (エレン.クロジーエア Eren Kurojiiea) now known by most people as Ivy (甘葛 Amazura "Lit"; Sweet Arrowroot), is a recently emerging Pirate. She hails from the noble House of Crozier, but was strictly against its ways once she was finally revealed to what was going on in the outside world. For this reason, she didn't tolerate her elders' advice, and stormed off on her own, becoming a Pirate, to prove that she was both strong, and that they were all weak. Though unknown how, she got in contact with the Revolutionary Army, and subsequently became a Martial Artist in one of their divisions, due to having extensive training in both Martial Arts and Rokushiki by way of her older brother, Leonard Crozier, who supported her decision. Due to the influence of her father and mother, her bounty stands at a rather hefty 75,000,000, despite having done very little to earn it.
Ivy has taken care to distinguish herself as an individual after running away from her paternal household. Due to this, it can be seen that Ivy regularly adorns a very serious expression, and commonly stands proudly rather than sullenly. Ivy is a determined, focused woman, who wishes nothing more than to achieve her ambitions, something reflected in her general appearance quite easily.
Most apparent within Ivy's appearance is her height. She is shown to be tall enough to be a match for most men, leaving some to be slightly deterred in flirting with her, which is all the better for Ivy. Ivy also shows to have a rather trim figure, but her curves are quite pronounced, particularly her bust-size, which cannot be hidden despite her loose-fit clothing. If her clothing is accidentally ripped within battle, it can also be seen that her abdomen is quite toned, and that she has worked out significantly to gain particularly high physical strength. Furthermore, Ivy's hair has grown out quite well. It is a orange-like brown color, being naturally wavy, and rarely styled. To some extent, it appears rather messy, which doesn't matter much to Ivy. To compliment her hair color, Ellen has daunting amber eyes, which are focused and narrow in almost all situations.
In terms of attire, Ivy prefers loose-fit, casual clothing. She will never go out of her way to dress in a peculiar fashion, and will wear whatever is available to her in the situation. One of her more preferred outfits is a simple lavender top-skirt that covers from her collar-bones all the way down to her lower-thighs. It has a slight v-neck, and due to the belt tied at her torso, it makes her bust-size slightly more pronounced. It is long-sleeved, the sleeves being slightly puffed near the forearm, and having darker purple lining at the bottom of the skirt. For footwear, Ivy is seen wearing a calf-length pair of black boots which help her to move in almost any environment.
Obviously, as a noblewoman, Ellen was much more conservative about her appearance. Regularly seen to adorn herself, Ellen knew very little aside from herself, being a narcissist in some ways. She generally wore very expensive attires, commonly consisting of very flamboyant dresses with glistening adornments and the like. What Ellen used to also do was style her hair quite significantly. Sometimes she would wear it as a bun, or put it as a high ponytail with an elaborate ribbon used to tie it. Ivy detests those times, and has discarded the way that she used to get ready. All Ivy does to get ready is put a slight tint of make-up on, most of the time just basic foundation, lipstick and eyeshadow, and comb her hair so it doesn't get in her way.
Ellen has now obtained split-personality disorder thanks to the sudden realization of what the world goes through while she sat at home playing dolls and dress-up. This realization caused her to take a dramatic look at how she lived her life, and internally she both scorned herself and wanted to remain at home, as the delicate girl she was. For this reason, Ellen normally adopts the personality of Ivy in order to make sure she doesn't break down from what happens around her. But subconsciously, it is Ellen's personality which manages to get her through most situations. Through daily encounters, Ellen makes herself further believe that Ivy is in fact another person, a guardian to her. Despite countless attempts to make her understand otherwise, Ellen has ingrained this fact deep within her heart, making it almost impossible for her to hear others.
Ivy is the predominant personality within Ellen's mind, especially after becoming an official pirate. Having accepted this as one of her personalities, Ellen has no trouble "handing her the plate" for most situations, making it seem as if she was dependent on her to exist.
Ivy exists as the stronger of the duo. Ivy is fully capable of acting with a level-head in most situations, but sometimes lets her temper get the better of her. She is a strong-willed woman, whose conviction is something that allows her to get through most situations with ease. Ivy rarely backs down from a challenge, and is fully aware of the consequences behind every one of her actions. She acts as a responsible leader, who can use her charismatic nature to persuade others to help her in any tasks. She does not like taking favors however, finding debts to be rather irksome to pay off.
In terms of mannerisms, Ivy generally appears to be disrespectful, or rather, treats everyone as equals. Honorifics aren't a part of conversation when Ivy is concerned, and she would normally refer directly to people's first names, losing all forms of etiquette. Ivy isn't shy, and she is a sociable person, who can interact with people and make new friends (or enemies) in a fly. She generally is able to talk extensively about various things, making it very easy for people to discern whether to like her or hate her.
Within a battle situation, Ivy shows to be very ruthless and level-headed. As a Pirate, she cannot show mercy, for dishonorable people will take advantage of that. Thus, she has become one of those people. She will hit under the belt, she will poke you between the eyes, she will act uncharacteristically, all in order to win. To move closer to her goals, Ivy will do anything, and will pummel anyone to the ground.
Ellen's personality is the one suppressed beneath it all. Unaccustomed to the world outside of the shell she was brought up in, Ellen has no idea how to respond to situations that she is pitted in. Thus, she subconsciously relies on everything around her. She is akin to a puppeteer, in the sense that she is fully capable of doing everything on her own, but feels as if she is inadequate for the job. One of the most prominent ways of showing this is through her development of the "Ivy" personality, which is simply an offshoot of her own determination, manifested in a much more extremist manner.
Ellen is a feminine, tender, delicate individual, according to her parents. She doesn't like conflict, and prefers to close her eye to anything that does not appease her. She is particularly selective about the people she interacts with, almost completely eliminating her friend circle simply because they weren't of the same social status as herself. Ellen sees things with their monetary value, and very little else. She is incapable of acting based purely on emotions, simply because her own selfishness is far beyond that.
Later, Ellen realized that such a portion of her exists. She appears to think of herself as an individual desperately clinging on methods of survival. Blackmail is one of her most favored methods; as it further gives her insight into an individual's various weaknesses, which she exploits wholeheartedly. Though delicate, Ellen can be considered akin to a succubus; luring people into her trap of innocence, before devouring them whole in her desire to become the best. Ellen is a perfectionist, of course; apparent through the means in which she makes herself look the best, even within a battle situation. She makes sure that she employs the most flashy of moves, while being sure to win through them.
Leonard has commented that, the day when Ellen does realize her inner strength is simply an offshoot of her perfectionism, that will be the day that she will prove that she is much stronger than she looks. The defining characteristic that Ellen has, above all else, is the capacity to look forward; unnerved by any and all obstacles that are in her path, by navigating around them, making contingencies, getting back up and trying and alternative method. All of this tactical prowess is what defines Ellen as different from others, as if she were an animal in a large rainforest, who existed solely to survive among the larger mammals that existed with her.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Rokushiki Expert: Rokushiki (六式 Six Styles) is a unique combat form that revolves around the mastery of six specific techniques to enhance the physical body and make the individuals akin to superhumans without truly requiring the said physical strength. These techniques are, Kami-e, Geppo, Rankyaku, Shigan, Soru, Tekkai and the final technique achieved after mastering the six initial techniques, Rokuogan. The level of ability that an individual possesses with these techniques is measured through a scale known as Doriki (道力 Power). Ellen is capable of utilizing every single Rokushiki technique, being considered skilled enough with each one to combat even a Marine Captain with her skill. However, due to her own insistence, Ellen has specialized in only a couple of techniques in order to bolster her combat style. These techniques are: Rankyaku and Soru. Ellen's Doriki measured at 750, which is notably high. Aside from her Doriki, Ellen has shown ingenuity in the utilization of Rokushiki. Because she understands that each technique derives from a principle of martial arts, Ellen has done extensive research in order to flesh out her theoretical knowledge of these techniques. This allows her to employ them with a much wider range of applications, inter-linking their uses with her own martial arts style to overwhelm an opponent; particularly through a constant shift in her overall combat form. What is also peculiar about Ellen's own utilization of her Rokushiki techniques is that she, unlike others, has shown the ability to link them together into an almost seamless combat form. One after another, she is able to change her distance from an enemy, as well as the approach she fights them with; giving her a tenacity that would give most inexperienced fighters a rather irritable time.
Rankyaku Expertise: Rankyaku (嵐脚 Storm Leg) is a technique of the Rokushiki that employs a very sharp movement of the legs at high speeds in order to compress the air around it to a point where it can be fired as a projectile of air; the particular projectile being in the form of a blade that shows high levels of cutting power. Ellen has shown particular expertise over this particular technique, partially due to being the first technique of the Rokushiki she had learnt under her brother, and the other reason being because she held an unexplained fondness for it. Rankyaku appears to be a core aspect of Ellen's fighting style; mastering it to such a degree that she can employ it as a blade, a powerful gust with explosive properties if reaching the right velocity, alter its direction, and even use it to bolster her own physical movement through acceleration by the wind. Ellen regularly uses Rankyaku as her sole means of ranged combat; effectively utilizing it along with powerful punches as a distraction, while her lower body uses the momentum formed from her acrobatic method of combat to both evade enemies, and annihilate them through the employment of the air blades. She has even shown enough skill to use the said technique with other limbs, using her Haki as a means to make her durable enough to move at such speeds; as to make sure the friction does not burn her other limbs. She has created a number of variations to this single technique, her fascination bordering on obsession with its mastery.
- Rankyaku "Baratsuki" (嵐脚ばら突き Storm Leg: Scattering Thrust)
- Rankyaku "Nukite" (嵐脚貫手 Storm Leg: Crossbeam Hand)
- Rankyaku "Tetsusode" (嵐脚鉄袖 Storm Leg: Iron Sleeve)
- Rankyaku "Tetsusode Yoroi" (嵐脚鉄袖鎧 Storm Leg: Iron Sleeve Armor)