Fashionable Occult Investigator
Heir to her uncle's shop that sold cursed items masquerading as harmless antiques, Micki now works with her cousin Ryan and mentor Jack to recover those items before they cause further harm to the world.
Micki is a good person. She has to be. Surrounded by temptation and dark treasures, given the promise of a ruthless and wealthy fiance, and saddled with a formidable destiny, she has plunged into the fray time and again to do what's right. She is usually friendly, warm, and approachable, but at times she can appear shallow and sometimes callous; she's human too, and she isn't a saint. She is not quick to anger, but she doesn't roll over for anyone, especially if what they're doing is unfair. Micki is not easily frightened either, and she has stared down certain doom without batting a perfectly-curled eyelash.
If there is one quality about her that stands out to most, it would be the fact that even though she is a good person, she has been known to take satisfaction from the downfall of some of her enemies. Most all of them having been people out to murder her in cold blood, her satisfaction would seem to be understandable, though some may find it unsettling.
She is dependable and fair, especially with those who have won her trust. Level-headed to the extreme, Micki can always be counted on to keep it real in a dangerous situation.
Micki is proficient in the workings of business in all areas, from shop sales to administration. This includes inventory, acquisitions, relations, and so much more.
Micki is a more than able hand-to-hand combatant, although she prefers to avoid conflict wherever possible. She is proficient at firearms, polearms, bladed weapons, blunt weapons, and is especially skilled with improvised weaponry.
Micki is as superb at disguise as she is at fashion, which may be unsurprising since the two are related. Her skill in this is more usually applied with striking costumery for parties and other occasions, but she is able enough with makeup and costume to allow her to pass convincingly as a man, for example. Micki is on the level of professional makeup artists and costumers.
Though perhaps a little fashion-forward for some people's tastes (and perhaps a bit retro for others), Micki knows how to dress and style herself. Her unique sense of style is always striking, sometimes shocking, and often breathtaking.
Micki is excellent at investigation and solving mysteries with a minimum of clues and leads. She is quick to put things together and quick to recall relevant information and experiences.
Whether by using her natural charm or by engaging in subterfuge, Micki is very good at getting what she wants. She is able to read people well, and when possible, she can ably use social situations to her advantage. Not to say that she's less effective one-on-one, though it depends on the person; some people will quickly and easily go along with her, while others are only inspired to resist her more. Nevertheless, she wins out more times than not.
Micki thinks quickly and can develop winning strategy on the fly. Even when she's backed into a corner, Micki can often manage a surprising and complete turn of the odds with her skillfulness.
Micki has within her the potential for magic, but it is untrained and undeveloped. This means that she would be able to follow a ritual and have it likely turn out well, and that magical items and enchantments may not always have as strong an effect on her as those around her. It also gives her a rudimentary magic sense, although this mostly manifests itself as intuition. Her particular inclination is to witchcraft, which would be easily detected by anyone with a developed enough magic sense.
Micki isn't too proud to play along in order to take advantage of people's faults, flaws, and insecurities. If that means playing dumb, pretending she's a pushover, or the pretense of flirtation, she'll do what it takes to achieve her goals.
The Curious Goods crew are as close as can be, and Micki can rely on them in any time of trouble. They have defied cosmic forces to save her, and she would do the same for them.
Micki has a tremendous presence and is a visually striking and memorable person. This can make it easier for her to persuade others to go along with what she presents to them. She finds it easy to gather and keep a crowd, and she could conceivably inspire a number of people towards some goal. Her strong presence also can allow her to simply steamroll those who cannot stand up to it, at least for the moment.
Micki possesses extraordinary willpower and fortitude. She can withstand remarkable duress far beyond an average human without lasting trauma, including dying and coming back from the dead. It is significantly more difficult to attempt to mesmerize her, to tempt her, or to mislead her than it is to do the same thing to an average human; she is also not cowed by physical threats.
Micki is not limited to speaking English; she's also fluent in French (and able to speak and understand both languages even flawlessly in a style from hundreds of years before the present day) and conversent in a number of other languages, as well as able to figure out ciphers and some ancient languages.
Curious Goods, the shop Micki has inherited, has a vault where cursed items can be placed and effectively neutralized as long as they remain within its bounds.
Micki is practically a beacon for the supernatural. Weird things happen around her all the time, even when a cursed item isn't involved. Supernatural beings tend to find her, and oddities fill her day to day life.
Micki has enemies, powerful ones. Not only her Satan-worshipping Uncle Lewis, who hates her and would kill her as soon as look at her, but also forces as formidable as entities that could pass for the Devil himself. As well as this, few who have acquired the cursed items Micki works to recover are eager to let them go, and she often finds herself targeted by them too.
It's hard to forget someone as visually striking and memorable as Micki. The fact that she stands out in a crowd isn't always something that acts to her advantage, and sometimes it can make her a very tempting target.
When her uncle Lewis Vendredi died suddenly, Micki found herself heir to his antique shop. She wasn't the only one; her cousin Ryan, she discovered, had also been left the shop, with the intent that the two would take it together. After innocently selling off many of the items in the interest of closing the shop and getting back to their lives, Micki and Ryan soon found out from Jack -- an old friend and then enemy of Lewis's -- that Lewis had sold his soul to the Devil and that the items were all cursed, giving spectacular results but demanding terrible prices.
Initially, Micki was reluctant to help Ryan and Jack to retrieve the items, and this was in part due to her ruthless fiance Lloyd. However, her integrity soon began to assert itself, and ultimately Micki broke off the engagement so that she could help the others recover the items that she had unknowingly sold...as well as the ones Lewis had spread into the world like a plague.
After months of doing this, Micki steadily became stronger and more capable. She and the others grew closer to each other than anyone else, a small, close-knit family between them. Facing menace after menace, even an attack beyond the grave from Lewis, a time-traveling vampire, and a murderous scarecrow, Micki was killed by a cursed coin that had fallen into the hands of a Satanic cult.
Ryan and Jack, though devastated, continued working to retrieve the coin and were able to manipulate the cult into using it to bring Micki back. Though she has since recovered from the incident, it has not left her without lingering issues. Despite this, she continues to work in order to gather the items and stop them from poisoning the lives of others. If anything, it has strengthened her resolve to prevent the spread of evil.
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