G079 - Haraguchi, Eiko[/DECEASED]

Here are the profiles for all the students who participated in V4, from those who died on the first day to those who fell at the final hurdle to those who were rescued to the one who won. Included in each profile is a link to the character's death post.

G079 - Haraguchi, Eiko[/DECEASED]

Joined: March 28th, 2009, 8:42 pm

March 18th, 2010, 4:50 am #1


Name: Eiko Haraguchi
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Grade: 12th
School: Bayview Secondary
Hobbies and Interests: Leadership club, business and economics, tea, business cards

Appearance: Eiko is a slender Japanese girl (5’6”, 123 lbs) with shoulder-length black hair and dark eyes with thick lashes. She wears designer glasses with thin, golden frames on top of the lenses and no frames beneath. Sometimes she will wear a three-piece slate gray suit with blouse and high heels. At other times, she’ll wear modest clothing like jumper dresses, trousers, and turtlenecks. All of her clothing is clean and well-made. Her posture is generally formal and upright, and she usually looks attentive and friendly, with a small smile on her face.

Biography: Until last year, Eiko lived a charmed life in Tokyo. Her father Masaru worked for the Japanese branch of Best Buy for most of Eiko’s life, making a comfortable living as an executive on a first-name basis with the company president. She attended a prestigious private school in Tokyo and was well on her way to getting into Tokyo University when office politics threw her a curveball.

After Masaru led a high-profile project to success, the CEO of Best Buy personally requested Masaru’s presence at the company’s headquarters in Richfield, Minnesota. Unfortunately, he would have to move to Minnesota in order to work there, and therefore his family was coming, too. Eiko objected at first, but ultimately relented after talking to her father. She moved to Minnesota in the summer, and started her senior year at Bayview High School in neighboring St. Paul. After a rough transition to American culture, Eiko is on her way to adjusting to her new home and looking forward to graduation.

Eiko has a close relationship with her family; as the family member with the best grasp of the English language, she sees it as her duty to help them adjust to American life. Her father is absent from home often, working at his new job at Richfield, her mother Kimiko is a homemaker who associates with other housewives in the Bayview neighborhood, and her younger brother Ayumu attends Bayview Elementary. The four of them are a tight-knit group, more used to interacting with each other than their new peers.

Eiko is polite to a fault, and always eager to socialize, although she tends to be a bit picky about the people she’ll approach. Generally it will be those students who are most like her, i.e. successful, intelligent, and with a good sense of taste and dignity. She remains uncomfortable among the rougher and more casual crowd at school, speaking with them politely, but reluctant to keep in touch with them. Some at school think of her as an elitist, and deep down, she kind of is. She is also studious and hardworking, a product of the best schools (regular and cram) the Japanese education system has to offer.

Ultimately, her ambition seems to be following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a mover and shaker in the business world. She does well in most subjects, but excels in areas dealing with mathematics and economics, and is an active member in Bayview’s Leadership Club. In addition to maintaining a high GPA, she does her best to make a good impression on everyone she meets, networking with anyone who could help her succeed in life.

This ambition persisted since her years in Japan, when she displayed much interest in the country’s famous tea ceremony. Even since coming to America, she makes sure to bring some imported tea for lunch at school. Tea seems to be one of her few hobbies outside of business.

Advantages: Eiko has shown great ambition in high school, dedicating nearly all of her actions to activities that will further her education and ultimately help her climb the corporate ladder; The Program may just be another obstacle for her. She's had only a year to bond with her school's student body, and despite rumors that she "knows everyone", she's acquainted at best with no more than a handful of other students.
Disadvantages: Eiko values her reputation above all else, and there's no quicker way to destroy it than to kill people on national television. She will therefore be reluctant to get her foot in the door. In addition, she's spent her whole life as a privileged girl, and will have trouble making the transfer to a deadly island with no means of support.

Designated Number: Female Student no. 079


Designated Weapon: SOTF Lunchbox
Conclusion: G079's pride is likely not going to bring her longevity on the island, however if she lets go of her old reputation and embraces the new reputation of being a winner on SOTF...well, let's just say I predict an increase of lunchbox sales!

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