Blank computer lights shine on the snout of a crimson dragoness, her blue eyes flashing in the glow and photophores blinking on her scales. Finishing her work, she leans back with a satisfied smile and flips the top of an energy drink, acting as if she simply won a battle at an RPG, not just hacked into one of the toughest networks in Pyrrhia.
"I know you're watching me. I'm fabulous, right?"
This dragoness is obviously unusual-looking. Even in the world of Modern-Futuristic Pyrrhia, where hybrids are much more common, she sticks out like a flashing light. And it's not because she's ugly- Denary is strangely beautiful, in her own way.
Her scales are a shade of rich, flashing crimson, deep and dark, the exact same color as the last flash of a sunset. They are shiny, and gleam even in low light, although Denary is noted to often hack long after all the lights have gone off.
Patterned down her bright scales are glowing turquoise photophores, like a SeaWing has. She can control them, but it is rather difficult for her to do so, so she usually lets them flash erratically when she has to focus on something else. From a distance, they look like glowing gems embedded on her scales, and they provide a nice contrast to the cherry of her main color.
Her eyes are deep sapphire, and her snout is more of a SeaWing-shape, with a rounded-off nose. Denary's body is overall shaped more like a SkyWing's, with a smooth chest and a skinny tail, however, her wings are much smaller than a SkyWing's.
For clothing, she usually wears loose, light articles, mainly tank tops and jean shorts inside. Her favorite shirt is a loose grey tank with a small green battery icon in the middle. In fact, the battery sign seems to be her symbol, and she even has a ring that she wears all the time with it on.
When she goes outside, she has to take a few extra precautions to make sure she isn't noticed. She usually wears sunglasses and a dark hoodie to mask her identity, and the glowing scales that so often give her away.
She has multiple piercings, including plugs in both ears, a tongue piercing and one on her left hind leg. Denary doesn't wear much jewelry, other than the aforementioned ring, but she loves earrings and has some pretty weird ones that she wears around.
Denary doesn't seem like anything more than a socially adept nerd. However, looks can be deceiving, and Denary is definitely proof of that. Because this grinning hybrid is one of the most genius hackers in the world.
No thesis existed for burning cities down at such a rampant rate
No graphics and no f**king PowerPoint presentation
"Oh, f**k!! You did not just do that, sunshine!"
Charismatic. That's one word you could use to describe Denary.
She's always smiling, her crimson snout wide in a cheery grin. Her eyes are always glittering with a youthful mischievousness, her talons quick and nimble. Denary has a way of laughing through almost everything, her seemingly boundless mirth making her skip with a bounce in her step. Surely, she is a far cry from most of the other hackers, quiet and stoic in front of their computer screens.
Denary does have her serious side, though, and when she's focused, she concentrates like nothing else. She has been known to sit at the computer for over five hours at a time, her sapphire eyes trained completely on the screen. She imbibes many, many energy drinks during this time. In fact, she imbibes many energy drinks anyway- the dragoness is practically hooked on the stuff, which is better than what she used to be hooked on, marijuana.
Denary has an addictive personality- once she gets into a roll, it's very difficult for her to stop. This manifests itself in many ways: MMORPGS, energy drinks, lollipops (which she almost always has between her teeth) and drugs. When she was in college, she used to smoke, then accidentally took a puff of weed one day. She denies that she has a problem with this anymore, however, in stressful times she'll be extremely tempted to light a joint.
She's also not afraid to be sassy, and if you ask a stupid question to her, you will definitely get a sarcastic answer. Denary has a quick wit to go with her brilliant mind, although you would never guess that she's a genius by watching her. She has the attention span of a sugar-filled chipmunk, and has a habit of playing video games while she works. She's gotten in trouble for this more than once.
Denary loves to talk with others, and she adores social events. She's probably the most socially adept out of the entire crew, and often has to talk for all of them. She's usually on a couple online chatrooms at a time, and he has no problem with cussing like a sailor to strangers on the Internet.
Denary knows who she is: a social nerd with addictive problems and a wide grin. And she loves it.
So they DIY'd that sh*t and they built their own bombs
She's his suicide blonde, and she's never in gold
"Ohh, yeah. We're in, girls! All thanks to your favorite Denny!"
Although her natural abilities are almost useless, Denary has some surprises up her sleeve- and you don't want to be on the receiving end of them.
As she is a hybrid, her natural skills are almost nonexistent. She does not have a breath weapon, and her tail is not powerful like a SeaWing's. Nor can she fly fast, or breathe underwater. However, she does have the ability to see in the dark. Although this may not seem like much, for a dragoness who spends most of her time in gloomy rooms, it comes in handy immeasurably.
She does have glowing photophores as well, and she can manage a few garbled words of Aquatic if she tries very hard. However, they are usually out of control, and she lets them be that way. As the years went past, she learned how to control them and run if she needs to, or light them all up at once in a bright display. The latter is usually used as a warning signal for the rest of the team to go if they're in danger. With her ability to see through darkness, she's often used as a lookout.
Physically, Denary is not the most skilled. She is rather lean, but not as skinny as some of the other members. Her addiction to sugar means she's a bit plump, but she has an extremely high metabolism and burns energy like it's barely there. She is not good at flying, nor with running, although she can make a break for it if need be.
Where she really shines is her hacking ability. She's incredibly knowledgeable about all workings of the computer, and has been known to even hack into businesses for fun. Her main area of expertise is stealth- she's just the best at covering the tracks of her other crewmembers and making sure they get in and out unnoticed. She often boasts about her prowess at the screen, and to give her credit, the boasts are not completely unfounded. However, she often, due to boredom, tries to hack into places that could get them into a lot of trouble. They don't speak about it often, but once, when Denary was bored, tried to hack into the biggest bank in Nightcry. It didn't go well.
She has a small range of knives hidden somewhere as well, and is pretty good at using them. Her personal favorite is a butterfly knife she got for a song on the streets.
Are you ready for another bad poem?
One more off-key anthem
"Hey, I didn't learn how to use these knives from the kami. We all got our secrets."
For such a brilliant dragoness, Denary's start in life was less than perfect. In fact, she started it lost and abandoned on the street- a thing she finds herself doing often.
Denary's egg was found tucked between two dumpsters in an alleyway in Nightcry, a bundle of papers tied to the eggshell. The IceWing who found her turned her over to an orphanage, where they unwrapped the notes.
Not a single one was personal. All typed out, all coldly governmental. They were her egg records, showing the date and details of when her egg was laid. The father's name was blank, and the mother's had been scratched out with an angry talon. None of it showed any compassion or pain over the loss of their egg.
However, they did say one thing: the dragonet's name.
She hatched in that orphanage, the strange little hybrid. To their credit, they tried to take care of her as best they could, but the place was overflowing with needy dragonets, and Denary was just one of many. She often found herself pushed aside for the needs of others, especially when she got older. Denary had to come up with ways to entertain and care for herself, and with her growing intellect, she soon discovered solutions.
There was one computer in the orphanage, a old thing that played some ancient CD-ROM games for the older dragonets. One day, the little Denny, who was no more than six, convinced the older orphans to sneak her on and let her have free rein.Of course, just playing a silly little game about pets wasn't enough for her. There was, as there always is in places with a computer, that one dragonet who knew how to get deeper in the computer. He showed her how, and much to everyone's astonishment, the little hybrid somehow managed to open the entire filing system.
This was the start of something extraordinary.
Denary soon began to lust for the computer, attacking the keyboard any time she could. She quickly unlocked the poor firewall and managed to make it into the base coding. The computer began to behave erratically, but Denny didn't care. She had to keep working, no matter what.
Then she was adopted.
The couple that took Denary in were not ideal parents. They already had two children, and much to Denny's confusion, they treated her like dirt, pushing their chores on her and telling their parents when she didn't do them.
For a while, Denny was confused. She hadn't done anything wrong! Why were they being so cruel to her?
However, she was going downstairs one day to get a drink of water when she overheard her adoptive parents talking in the hall. Her interest piqued, and she hid on the landing to listen.Apparently, her 'father' had been coming home from work when his car was accidentally scratched by a hybrid driver. The angry words and slurs used because the other dragon was a hybrid sickened Denary. Despite being in the modern world, some dragons still carried that old prejudice around with them- that inexplicable hatred of a child of two tribes.
That was the day that Denary ran away.She waited until late at night, packed a pillowcase full of provisions (and her foster mother's smartphone, just to make sure it stung) and fled into the streets of Nightcry.
There, Denny was pushed into a world that she had been abandoned in almost thirteen years ago. This was the world that she had been meant to grow up in, and now she had to survive in it as if she had not been rescued.
And she managed. The hybrid may not have been used to it, but she was determined to survive. She turned to petty thievery, then, eventually, she managed to fall in with a criminal group.
The young Denary became the hacker for a group known as the Hyrdras, who used her to break into bank vaults and steal the cash within. They didn't know how easy this was for her, and she used her spare time to go to online school, learning what she didn't have a chance to whilst with her 'parents'.
The Hyrdras began to get more and more famous, and a large part of it was due to their brilliant little hacker. Denny was nineteen now, and she began to love the criminal life- the thrill of the crime.
One day, though, everything went wrong. There was a rat in their midst, and when they put Denary in place, the police got her.
She was immediately arrested for hacking and breaking and entering, and she mourned her invariable demise in prison- a place she instantly hated. However, this wasn't the fate in store for Denary.
Someone had been watching her, interested in her skills, and late one night, the intercom went off in Denary's room alone.
Using the help of her wits and some... unknown outside friends, Denny managed to break out of prison, alone and unseen. Outside, she saw two RainWings, each holding a smartphone and grinning at her.
They invited her to join a group they were making, a group of elite female hackers from around Pyrrhia. She would be their second member.
Of course, Denary smiled, took their paw and shook it.
And she's been with them ever since.
Let your teeth sink in
Remember me as I was not as I am
"Oh ho ho, you have no idea how gay I am. Hint: the answer is VERY."
Passion: Right now, Passion is very high on Denary's flirting list. She met the RainWing journalist at a gay bar, where the two gossips naturally gravitated towards each other. She finds her very attractive, and sometimes sneaks out at night so they can go explore together. The few who know of her in the hacker crew don't approve of Denny sneaking away to spend time with some dragoness, but she really likes her, so she keeps doing it.
Zetta: Denary and Zeta are surprisingly good friends. They managed to bond over MMORPGs, which Zetta surprisingly got hooked on. Even more surprisingly, Denny doesn't feel any kind of romantic inclination towards the RainWing. They're on a very friendly basis, and Denary is one of the few who have been gifted with the sight of Zeta having fun.
And I said "I'll check in tomorrow if I don't wake up dead"
I kept wishing she had blonde ambition and I let it go to my head
"I'm literally nonexistent on the Internet. Of course there's secrets about me you don't know!"
Denary's name is the proper term for the first ten digits of the numbers (1 through 10.)
She is really, really gay.
She is currently the main warlord on an extremely huge MMORPG.
Denary has caught 'em all. Many times.
She actually fits almost every single Fall Out Boy song there is.
She's had eighteen girlfriends and counting.
She has a tendency to call others "sweetheart" or "sunshine".
She has a soft spot for orphaned dragonets, and has transferred some funds to orphanages around Nightcry.
Her birth records state that her egg was originally laid in Deux City before being abandoned in Nightcry.
She knows about four words in Aquatic total, and three of them are swear words.
This page is the first page that Rainbow fully coded herself, and the coding is called 'Electric Blood'.
If my love is a weapon
There's no second guessing when I say
"Not many dragons know what I look like, sweetheart. Consider yourself lucky."
If my heart is a grenade
You pull the pin and say
"Pictures? There ain't many of those floating around, of me at least."