Name: Nancy Kyle
School: Cochise High School
Hobbies and Interests: Anime, Japanese culture, idol culture, drama, singing.
Appearance: Nancy is 5'4" and weighs 125 lbs. She has a thin frame with little fat and a small amount of muscle. She has a light skin tone. Her straight hair, originally brown but dyed deep blue, is cut down to just below her chin. Her oval face is adorned with round brown eyes, a small, almost pig-like nose, and full lips. Nancy takes great care into maintaining her skin, and as such it is free of blemishes.
Nancy's clothing style betrays her interest in Japanese culture. Many of her clothes display anime related imagery, or are inspired by styles that Japanese idols known for wearing. On a typical school day she will usually wear an anime-related t-shirt with jeans, but on days that she considers special occasions, she will wear more complex outfits, usually ones inspired by uniforms that idol groups wear. On the day of the abduction, she was wearing a denim vest over a white button-up shirt and a loose necktie, black wristbands, a knee-length plaid skirt, and black kneesocks with brown loafers.
Biography: Lucas Kyle and Fiona Taylor met in middle school, beginning a friendship that would last for years. As the two were finishing high school, they realized that they were falling in love with each other. Eventually, after college, they married, and had four children. Nancy was the third of these children, being born on May 13th, 1998. Nancy was preceded by Nick, her older brother by three years, and Phoebe, her older sister by one year. Two years after Nancy was born, the final child of the Kyle family, Richard, came into the family. Lucas works as an electrician, while Fiona works as an elementary teacher. Nancy loves her parents, and she enjoys spending time with them, but her relationship with her siblings is slightly more distant, as they mostly keep out of each other's hair.
Being one of the middle children, Nancy was always vying for attention from her parents, especially her mother. Between her job and juggling four children in the household, Fiona didn't have much time to divide her attention equally between her children. Most of the attention was given to Nick, the oldest, and Richard, the youngest. Because of this Nancy began to do things to gain attention from not just her parents, but her peers as well. This led to her being the weird kid in elementary school, as she acted out to gain the attention of her classmates. These episodes of acting out mostly consisted of her acting out her imagination during recess and parroting things she heard from the TV or from her family. Fortunately, it never got to the point that she became overly disruptive, as she mostly kept her weirdness to the recess periods. Nonetheless, some of her outbursts would lead to her getting disciplined, at which point she would keep her disruptive tendencies to a minimum for several weeks, before slowly returning to her former self. Amongst her peers, she gained the reputation of being the weird girl, a reputation that has followed her up until the present day. Some of the attention that Nancy got wasn't so positive, not that Nancy really noticed. It never escalated to physical bullying, and Nancy was mostly happy that she was known to people.
Meanwhile, at home, her parents had noticed her attention seeking tendencies, and although they paid a bit more attention to her, they still had her other siblings to attend to, and couldn't spare much more time for her. Although she now had others at school to give her attention, she still slightly resented the lack of it given to her by her parents.
Nancy had always had a passion for singing, which evolved from her mimicking the pop songs that her sister Phoebe was always listening to. The mimicking started out as humming, but before long she would learn the lyrics, and that's when her singing began in earnest. Whenever she sang in public, her family praised her ability, which fed her need for attention, but the main reason Nancy sang was because she enjoyed being able to display the same vocal prowess as those in the songs she imitated. However, as Phoebe moved onto middle school, she began to listen to pop music less and less, her tastes having shifted into primarily instrumental genres. With the easy avenue of songs cut off from her, Nancy began to sing less and less. Although she was still able to listen to pop songs in other situations, her passion settled, at least for the moment.
Up until high school, Nancy spent most of her time at home watching the television. She was never really invested in any particular types of shows, she just watched what looked entertaining. It was during one of these watching sessions that Nancy came across a channel that was airing dubbed anime. The animation style captured her attention, and she ended up watching for over three hours. As she grew older, she began to change to that channel more and more often, and began to look on the Internet for more anime to watch. It was also through this exposure that she came across other facets of Japanese culture, such as Japanese comedy, traditional architecture, and its festivals. She enjoys the contrast between Western culture and Japanese culture, and the traditionalism that she feels the West does not have. The biggest of these facets was one that would define her from the beginning of middle school onward: the idol culture.
Nancy enjoyed the idol culture for a few reasons. Firstly, she enjoyed the the idea that these idols were popular doing something that looked so fun to do. Secondly, discovering the idol culture re-ignited her passion for singing. And lastly, because of the influence of anime, she saw only the glorified parts of idol culture, mostly through idol anime such as The IDOLM@STER, Love Live!, and Aikatsu!. As she grew older and began to do more research into idol culture, she began to learn about the more negative things surrounding the idol culture, such as the unrealistic standards idols were expected to live up to, as well as the scandals involving the idols themselves. And although this dampened her love of idols slightly, that love never truly went away, and she still holds that idealized picture of the idol culture in her head even today. Idol anime still remains her favorite type of anime.
With her passion for singing renewed, Nancy began to look for more songs to sing, although this time she forwent the pop songs for the songs she'd grown to love in the time gap: anime songs. One of her friends invited her to sing karaoke with a group of friends. Although Nancy knew about karaoke through her anime, she had never participated in it herself. Nancy got incredibly lucky in this particular instance; her friend owned a home karaoke system, which had a moderate selection of popular anime songs. Although she wasn't fluent in the Japanese language, she had nonetheless memorized the lyrics to a few songs, and in that moment, got to sing them in front of her friends. She began to ask her friend to invite her over for more karaoke sessions.
Although Nancy enjoys singing, she has not so far sung to a crowd of more than around ten people, mostly people who, like her, were fans of anime. She feels that her interests don't line up with those of the public, and thus has not yet performed in public.
When Nancy began high school, she chose drama as one of her electives. It was, in her mind, the closest thing to being a real idol, even though she knew it wasn't really that close at all. Even though she joined because of that loose association, she eventually grew to enjoy drama. It gave her an outlet to channel her acting out, as well an audience. Nancy prefers comedic and lighthearted performances above more tragic and serious ones. She is fairly competent in her endeavors, though mostly gets supporting roles, which has gotten her into a few minor arguments.
Academically, Nancy is squarely average. She mostly gets B's, with the occasional C. The exception to this pattern is drama, where she gets A's. Nancy shows enthusiasm in learning during class, but doesn't spend too much effort when it comes to doing work, especially homework. As a result of this, although Nancy learns a lot in her studies, it doesn't show too well in her grades.
Nancy is optimistic, if a little naive. She is energetic, and enjoys talking at length about her interests. She is not too self-aware, and believes herself to be more popular and well-liked than she really is. Socially, Nancy knows most of the student body, and most of the student body knows her, though the connections are usually very tenuous. Nancy's lack of self-awareness causes her to see others as being at fault for any lack of interest they may have towards her, and so she tends to passively avoid prolonged contact with such people if possible. Nonetheless she does have a few people who genuinely enjoy her company, mostly people with a similar interest in Japanese culture. Otherwise, many see her as optimistic and energetic, but sometimes incredibly grating.
Advantages: Nancy is optimistic and energetic, and will thus be unlikely to become despondent and feel hopeless. Her experience with acting might be able to help her fool people, and her cheerful disposition will make it unlikely that others see her as a threat.
Disadvantages: Her lack of self-awareness might make her believe that she has more allies than she does, and her naivete could lead to her trusting someone at the wrong moment. Additionally, her need for attention may backfire on her, causing her to do something foolish or attract the attention of a player.
Designated Number: Female student No. 036
Designated Weapon: Hatchet
Conclusion: Wasn't there an anime about some girl going nuts and killing all her friends with a hatchet? If Nancy felt like recreating that for us, that'd be peachy. - Trent Camden
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