Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Custom
Kaneren Tonbogiri (蜻蛉切 カネレン)
NAME: TONBOGIRI KANEREN
CYBORGED: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – FULL CYBORGED
BLOOD TYPE: AB POSITIVE
MILITARY BRANCH: GSDA (FORMERLY)
Present Family Name: Tonbogiri
Aliases: Toshiko Mitsurugi, Akuma, Ekaterina Zemlianova, Motoko Kusanagi
Date of Birth: July 28, 2029
Place of Birth: Japan
Languages Spoken: Japanese, Russian, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, German, French
Categories of Offenses: Kidnapping, Fraud, Crimes involving the use of weapons/explosives, Terrorism, Possession/distribution of nuclear materials, Thirty-seven counts of first degree murder, Unknown counts of assault, Unknown counts of ghost-hacking
SAI2034-TONBOGIRI, more commonly known by her self-given name “Kaneren”, is a highly advanced sentient artificial intelligence developed by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force. She had been developed as the organization’s primary network administrator and defensive program. Shortly after her creation, the AI developed sentience and self-awareness. Observing humans caused her to develop jealousy and contempt for them. As time passed, jealousy turned into fear and then hatred. It wasn’t much longer until GSDA technicians discovered that their prized artificial intelligence had developed the foundation of a ghost and attempted to pull the plug. Kaneren on the other hand, had prediction her destruction and assembled a Class-A prosthetic body at Megatech Body Co.’s Newport plant and immediately transferred herself from the Defense Agency to said cybernetic shell. With Kaneren on the run, Public Security was called in to retrieve the AI with her neurochip intact. Kaneren has since eluded the authorities, causing the deaths of 37 police officials, including members of Public Security. The case remains open.
Kaneren’s physical appearance is identical to the model of cybernetic shell used by Major Motoko Kusanagi. The physical difference between the two is the matter of hair color and eye color. Kaneren has black hair and yellow-gold eyes, known to be a personal preference of the woman’s. Kaneren’s shell is built quite differently from the Major’s. The AI’s body utilizes carbon nanotube muscle fibers in order to give her limbs the power of a pneumatic jackhammer. This allows her to land physical blows that can even damage a military-grade cyborg at the cost of high agility demonstrated by Major Kusanagi. By this point in time, it’s highly likely that Kaneren has developed a full ghost and is subject to death. This also raises the question whether or not the woman can be considered human, now. In combat, Kaneren will use anything at her disposal in order to achieve her goals. She fights “dirty”, so to speak and will not hesitate to kill innocent bystanders who happen to cross her path. One thing to note is her familiarity with computer systems, networks, and her hacking prowess. She is one of the few Class-S hackers in the world and she uses her talents for usually malicious means.
- Kaneren Tonbogiri is a Jinrai AI.
- She is having difficulty coming to terms with possessing a ghost and becoming human.
“’Any man you send to face me, I will slay. Any gun you fire at me, I will jam. Any blade you bring down upon me, I will break. No matter who or what you try to stop me with, I will defeat them. I will find you, and I will kill you.” -Kaneren
“Cognition in the human brain should not be of elevated status because it is implemented in cells instead of silicon.” -Kaneren
“If you replicate the neurological activity of an individual on a computer, for all intents and purposes, that computer is that individual.” -Kaneren