Created for a contest on a FB art group, I already had her sketch drawn, but never fully drawn her until then. Though about adding some other details, but it would maybe pollute it's drawing as a whole. Opted for a more simplistic approach, much like in the show
- Stone: Tiger's Eye (Chooses to be called "Ty" (tai))
- Weapon: Jian sword with an elastic bandage (stretches up to five meters)
= History =
Formerly a member of the White Diamond Court, she was responsible for the physical and weapons training of almost all Homeworld Gems. Her ability to analyze the environment and adversaries, memorize details and patterns of attack, and quickly devise a strategy to counterattack, gave her a prominent position in the Court. However, despite being a Quartz, having a bulkier body, Ty was envious of other Gems that had slimmer and agile bodies.
She was part of one of the earliest exploration groups sent to Earth in order to use her analytical and memorizing skills to obtain more accurate information for colonization. Her first impression upon arriving on Earth was dazzling, seeing how much natural beauty the planet presented, especially in the various forms of life she encountered.
Soon, she began to watch as some animals moved, whether it was walking, or hunting, or running, or fighting. She began to use her eyesight powers to try to mimic the movements of these animals (swinging on branches like monkeys, hiding like a tiger, and jumping and croaking like a frog) and adapting their movements to a humanoid form, which was frowned upon by other Gems that accompanied her, who criticized her for "wasting time on banal things". Despite this, she continued to mimic animals whenever she could, even beginning to think of a way to turn the movements into fighting techniques.
Time passed, and although the planet's analysis was almost complete, Ty felt pity for the planet that would lose everything it had for sake of the Gem empire. While exploring scanned but unvisited areas, she eventually discovered a village of humans, which made her even more intrigued as they were diverse. From the child to the old man, from the farmer to the warrior, how they managed to get food from the land and the animals, everything fascinated Ty, who despite being "different" was well received by the people of the village (the villagers interpreted her stories, as in the world she came from, just as fables from other places on Earth).
She even went so far as to show the movements she created by observing the animals she had encountered, which attracted the attention of some of the village and other neighbor villages. Ty then began to train humans interested in her martial arts, being amazed how well they adapted to her doctrine faster than the Gems. This place she stayed was what would come to be known as China, and her pupils would improve her combat ways and create new variations, initially called Wushu (popularly known as Kung Fu).
At last the day has come to depart from Earth. But now Ty felt an inner agony to leave the people who welcomed her so friendly, knowing the terrible fate that awaited them. Until she heard reports of the beginning of a Gems rebellion. Ty was then sent to eliminate the leader of the rebellion, meeting Rose Quartz, but instead of following the orders given, she talked to her (Rose) about why she challenged the Diamonds. She listened to Rose's words of the wonders of the planet and how worth protecting it as if an inner voice echoed the words she heard. Ty knew she had a desire to save the planet and so announced that it would also help her free the planet from being colonized. And as Rose said all the Gems should act and think as they pleased, Ty condensed her sturdy Quartz body into a slender form that he always wanted.
Returning to China, she announced the other Homeworld Gems present that this land was under her protection and although she easily defeated the few who were there, reinforcements from the Home World soon arrived and she alone faced them all. She had trained several of them and there was never anyone who came close to defeating her before.
As the war dragged on, Ty continued the fight unabated against all the other Gems that arrived, even in numbers or fused. Only when the battles became fiercer did she conjure up her weapon. While she was only able to defeat hundreds with punches and kicks, her sword managed to defeat thousands with ease.
At the end of the war, with hundreds of thousands of shards and fragments of enemy Gems at her feet, Ty kept fighting whoever appeared. Finally, the remaining Gems fled, announcing the end of the war. Although the war devastated much of the territory she fought for, the village that had been was intact and all of the villagers received her as a hero. As she walked toward them, her stone began to act strangely, though it had not been cracked. Ty concluded that using a tremendous amount of energy to keep her whole and struggling for so many years without being able to stop had its price, and returned to stone form. The villagers saw what happened and tried to take care of her stone, hoping she would come back soon. Millennia passed and Ty's stone passed through several hands until it was completely lost in the history of the world.
It is likely that she is still resting on her stone until she has enough energy to materialize again, although her legacy persists to this day.
= Abilities =
- Super strength;
- Greater agility and density (after condensing her body);
- Ease of mimicking, analyzing and adapting movements of other living beings;
- Great adaptation and spatial memory;
- Telekinesis; Uses to control the bandage of the sword like an arm, able even to hold a Quartz's "Spin Dash";
- Master in hand-to-hand fighting, martial arts (which she created) and swordsman since birth.
= Curiosity =
When her human students asked Ty what she recommended to be as strong as she was, some of the things she said turned out to be part of the Ten Buddhist Norms: to train uninterruptedly, to use techniques only to defend themselves or others, to respect superiors, to be honest and always demonstrate cordiality, avoid demonstrations of fights, never be aggressive or demonstrate rude manners and avoid greed and aggressiveness.