Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Custom
Ai Kawashima (川嶋 あい)
NAME: KAWASHIMA AI
BLOOD TYPE: A POSITIVE
MILITARY BRANCH: GSDA
Present Family Name: Kawashima
Date of Birth: April 17, 1996
Place of Birth: Japan
Languages Spoken: Japanese, English
Ai Kawashima is a Colonel in the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (see GSDA). The woman has an extensive track record, dating back to World War IV, also known as the Second Vietnam War. She was active in the retaking of the city of Nemuro, part a GSDA special unit. At some point in time during the war, the woman traded her organic form for that of a full prosthetic body. For her efforts during the Nemuro operation, Kawashima was promoted to the rank of “Colonel” and was given command of the 16th Infantry Regiment, stationed in Newport City. Shortly after she took command of the regiment, a new unit was formed in secrecy, with only a handful of people knowing of its existence. They have no official name, but are known throughout the underworld as the Jinrai. Colonel Kawashima is known to be a particularly quiet individual, rarely raising her voice unless in dire situations. She seldom speaks, unless it is something she feels important. Her gaze is known to instill fear into others and her presence demands obedience from those under her. Rarely showing emotion, Colonel Kawashima often appears as contemplative and brooding. She possesses a no-nonsense demeanor and seldom smiles, if at all. Kawashima is also known for her combat ability and she is an accomplished hacker, being ranked Class A. She is well trained in toshu kakuto, judo, and aikido, reaching the rank of hachidan in the latter.
Ai Kawashima’s relationship with Public Security is shaky, at best. The Colonel had been under investigation by Public Security due to suspicion of funding cyber-terrorists based outside of the country. The investigation was inconclusive and Kawashima was acquitted of all charges. Since then, she has been under surveillance by Section 1, without her knowledge or permission.
- The cause of Ai Kawashima’s mannerisms and her mindset is her failing marriage with her husband, Major General Akira Kawashima.
“The next time you interfere with my business, I will put a bullet in your back.” – Ai Kawashima
“As revenge for the fact that two of my men were killed, I even set it up so he would shoot his own son. Through a door.” – Ai Kawashima