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Sahar Shareef: Reference by Fairymoonchaser Sahar Shareef: Reference by Fairymoonchaser
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Reference || Audition || SE1 || Round 1 || SE2

Sahar Shareef is a criminal illusionist who specializes in thieving from upperclassmen for her own personal gain. She tends to use he wit and charm to gain their trust before completing her job. Seemingly enjoys manipulating people to do her own bidding and dirty work. Trained in various styles of martial arts to use when her magic fails. Tends to have a strong pokerface when isn't hamming it up to gain the sympathies of her victims. Despite this, it’s much easier to pull on her heartstrings than what she would like it to be.
ROUND 2 REFERENCE IMAGE:

Sahar Shareef (Suh-har Share-eef)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8"
Age: 25
Weight: (Kicked in the face)

Personality: Holds the facade of someone who is very dramatic and flirtatious, finding that being over the top gets her the results she desires quicker than being subtle in most cases. She will tune the drama down when she feels like it's a wasted effort, revealing a softer side and using underhanded methods to gain an advantage over whomever it is she is interacting with. Though she tries to remain cold and detached to the outside world, she sometimes becomes sympathetic and emotionally attached to others, causing her some inner turmoil. She genuinely doesn't like to see people suffer, a trait she doesn't care to admit to having.

Weapon: Dual tambourines that double as wind and fire wheels.

Magic: Adept at using illusion magic which is cast through music generated either by her own voice or the tambourines. Can change her appearance, create whole new environments, multiple copies of herself and/or other people or just disappear entirely. (Or. Whatever. Use your imagination, people.) She uses this primarily for observational and evasive techniques to avoid having to directly confront someone.

Battle Style:
While not easily brought to violent means, she is quite skilled in hand-to-hand combat. Because she has doubled as a performer most of her life, she has great control of her body. She calculates which movements will cause the most damage to opponents for her effort. She will prefer to redirect the forces of blows from opponents away from her rather than take them in full.
I will leave these videos since they do a good job in describing how the weapons are used and an overall visual style: [link] [link] [link]

Weaknesses: She can easily be overpowered in the speed and strength departments making quick and brutal force a surefire way to take her down. Though hard to find a way to, tugging on her heartstrings make a way to cause her to hesitate in battle and leave openings.

Backstory: She was raised by a traveling caravan of performers (whom she considered her family) which went to various parts of the world. Because of this, she doesn't remember where exactly from the corner of the world she was picked up in which she was from. Nor does she really care since she had no ties to the place. She received formal training in combat and the magic of illusion in hopes of being used to perform high-scale heists from various members of the spoiled royalty. Eventually, when the troupe made it back to the general area where she was from, she became separated from the others in a mix up and was forced to work on her own. She later became accustomed to being alone and began making quite the name for herself with her manipulative ways.

Relationship to Isra: From the same world/region. They don't know each other.


Playlist: (Music theme, y'know! Some of the lyrics are wrong on a few of the videos.)
Snow on the Sahara - Anggun [link]
I think I’m Paranoid - Garbage [link]
Stupid Girl - Garbage [link]
Shine - Imogen Heap [link]
Canta Per Me - Kaijura Yuki [link]
Gates of Istanbul - Loreena McKennitt [link]
Desert Rose - Sting [link]
(If you can believe it, some of the songs I wanted to use aren't on Youtube. :"D)

Note to the contestants: Feel free to mutilate, maim, kill, make fun of, and/or humiliate her. Honestly, it won't upset me. In fact, I'll probably laugh at it. :]


Also, fun fact: Isra's actually a spin off of her. When I entered CH, I wanted to have a character I could experiment with ridiculous poses that I'd stay in shape with as I tried to reference off myself. ;DDD She didn't quite cut the bill on that so I entered Isra instead.

The source for texture I used appears to have disappeared off of deviantart. >___>

If you have any questions about her, feel free to ask, I'll happily answer them. : ]
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Navarag Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Hello there. ^^ Seems we shall be up against one another come round one. I wish you luck, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask them~
I actually have several questions of my own, if you don't mind answering them.
Firstly how do you pronounce Sahar's name? Also I may be doing a voiced comic for this round, so I was wondering what you'd be looking for in a voice.
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Fairymoonchaser Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hello~ Thank you, and much luck to you too, though I'm sure you won't be needing it since your art is so nice. c: I'll definitely be sending some questions your way once they arise.

I don't mind answering questions at all.
I checked online and the guides say "s uh h ah r" and "sh ae r ee f"~ More easily understood as Suh-har Share-eef, to me. I remember it better as how I pronounce "Sahara" without the "a" at the end. :] She typically doesn't use her surname.

Oh, wow. :000 As for the voice, I'd picture it as a mature, womanly voice (akin to a stereotypical classic femme fatale). I guess an unoriginal example of voices typically used would be Lust from FMA. Though, I'm all up for anything that seems to fit to what you can find since I find that other people's interpretations usually fit better. <3
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Navarag Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Hi again. :3 I have some more questions that have arisen since the starting of the round.
So I was wondering how Sahar would handle this beast hunt. Is she the type of person to do it willingly, or would she have doubts about killing a creature?
Also is does she prefer working independently, or is she somewhat okay with teaming up with someone?
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Fairymoonchaser Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Gah, sorry for the delay. orz;;
I'm still figuring out all the little tics and things to her character. I should learn to just use OCs I'm previously familiar with for these OCTs.

She would probably have some doubts on killing the creature. She doesn't particularly care for killing in general and tends to just incapacitates things for whatever period of time she needs to get her job done. She's also sympathetic to animals.

Sahar's perfectly fine with working with others and actually prefers it (she was trained for support roles and her working alone is only a recent thing for her). As a rule of thumb, she'll be helpful and anything the partner will really need to get the job done so long as working with the person helps her get to her goals~
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Navarag Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Alrighty thank you very much that's a lot of help. X3 I'm afraid I'll butcher her in some way or form. |D;;
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Navarag Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Ahhh you're too kind. >w<
Thank you very much for your answers~ I'll most likely have more in the future, so I shall be back then. |D
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SpiderInks Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this oc :dummy:
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Fairymoonchaser Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yaaay! :la: Thanks~
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SpiderInks Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome. Im in an oct as well. And good luck :la:
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lilkittie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Ahhh she's so pretty : D and tambourines! That's really cool.
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