|"That's... not something you can do, though... I mean... You're... Too weak to beat me, so..."|
Ticy Phenyl, the Hitman
|Sobriquet||The Hitman, Lap dog, Zero|
(5 feet 6 inches)
|Hobbies||Taking care of her pet turtle (his name is Tii)|
|Favourite Food||Blueberry pie|
|Affiliations||West Genetics (Third-year student, #1 in class (post 11th Nova Clash)|
Ticy Phenyl is a third-year student at West Genetics. She was formerly ranked 3rd among all West Genetics third-year students and now 1st due to Chiffon Fairchild's death and Elizabeth Mably's leave from duty (temporarily). Ticy is West Genetics' the Student Council President. She attempted to surrender her office to Elizabeth upon her return to active duty, but Elizabeth refused her offer, as she believed Ticy should not forfeit her position so easily.
Ticy was the third-ranked strongest third-year student from Finland and Chiffon's assistant as the Student Council Vice-President, known as the Hitman (懐刀 Futokorogatana). Her Volt Weapon is an enlarged zanbatō.
When first introduced, Ticy donned long black hair that reached down to her waist. Ticy also has Gray eyes. She possesses a moderate build and wears the standard West Genetics uniform.
After Chiffon's death, Ticy decided to cut her hair down to the same length Chiffon once had, finishing it with the 2 tied-off bangs covering her cheeks. She did this, to honour her deceased friend, and to show others that her spirit is very much alive.
During the Busters Arc, Ticy wears a black pants, black shoes, and a white shirt under a black jacket.
Ticy is a kind, yet quiet and shy individual, only speaking when spoken to or when the situation requires so, as shown in First Chronicle and various anime episodes. She is not very assertive, possibly because of the bullying she received after scoring zero points in her first Carnival. Ticy also doesn't seem enjoy combat and tries to avoid them whenever possible. When deciding on the method to use to elect the student council president (by fighting or by voting), according to Attia, Ticy would have chose voting. And even if it was going to be fighting, Ticy would have withdrawn. When it comes to Chiffon, however, she will not hesitate to protect her. In fact, the only time she fights in a Carnival is to protect Chiffon; she only fight those who tries to fight Chiffon. This is why Chiffon's rank still remains unaffected since its establishment.
Like Chiffon, she is also confused by the gossips and rumours about Satellizer. She also shows fear towards her, as shown at her expression when Chiffon hide behind her in fear, despite being stronger than her at that time.
Chiffon's death had a huge impact in her personality. After the events at Alaska base and the 11th Nova Clash, Ticy is much more strict and assertive as she is trying to enforce Chiffon's legacy and make West Genetics the greatest Genetics academy in the world. She is also much more threatening, as shown in her brief conversation with Satellizer and Charles. Her change in personality shocked everyone who knew her previously, especially Arnett McMillan, who considers Ticy a rival, and Attia Simmons, who questioned whether she is even the Ticy she knows.
Though during the 12th Nova Clash, Chiffon's ghost forced Ticy to confront the real her. Though once she found her reason to fight again, she dropped her grim façade and came into her own at long last.
Freezing: First ChroniclesEdit
- Main article: Freezing: First Chronicles
Ticy obtains all her points for the rankings in Carnivals by defeating people who challenge Chiffon Fairchild for number one. In 2063, before the Fall Carnival of freshman year (1st year), she had zero points in the rankings race (5 points are obtained by just being able to materialize a Volt Weapon). During that year, she became room-mates and friends with Chiffon, who had zero points due to late enrolment in to West Genetics.
West Genetics divided its Pandora years into three classes, ranked by points obtained in the Carnivals. Being low in points after the first Carnival, she ended up in Class-C, and became the "servant" to higher-pointing Pandora's of her class due to military hierarchy as her having the lowest score (weak serve strong).
Chiffon comforts and supports Ticy which earns her the ire of the higher ranking Pandora's. Taking Ticy's pet turtle away, they threaten Ticy, placing her in a compromising position to take revealing pictures of Chiffon, if she wanted to get Tii back. With no option, Ticy proceeds by giving Chiffon a massage, with the end result being that she is comforted by Chiffon, and is sexually molested instead.
When the Freshman Carnival began, Ticy was able to deploy her Zanbato Volt Weapon, and she challenged Felice Mojave to a one-on-one battle, but Felice spat on their agreement by surrounding herself with other Class-C Pandora, who were going to beat up Ticy; which they did and Ticy caved, crying that she was not strong enough. Chiffon revealed herself and wondered how people could hurt each other so easily and casually without any sign of remorse. When she was met in continuous insolence, Chiffon decided to stop smiling for once and go on a rampage against forty-nine of her classmates, slashing them with her large claw and tearing off limbs with sadistic jubilee. Ticy was terrified of her friend, but when Chiffon had Arnett, her fiftieth victim, in her gauntlet, Ticy smashed her weapon against Chiffon's. Though Ticy's weapon broke, Chiffon was surprised by Ticy's sudden audacity. Ticy cried for her kind friend to return and promised she would get stronger. Chiffon put on a smile and told Ticy she had to make good on her promise. Out of her fugue, Chiffon collapsed and fell unconscious, and Ticy was recorded as the Pandora who defeated the 50-Pandora killer, Chiffon. As a result, Ticy gains a third place ranking in her second Carnival, the 2063 West Genetics Summer Carnival, having the points to barely beat out Arnett McMillan but not enough to surpass Elizabeth Mably for second.
- Main article: Introductory Arc
Ticy is briefly seen to accompany Chiffon Fairchild.
3rd Year Retaliation ArcEdit
- Main article: 3rd Year Retaliation Arc
Ticy backs up Chiffon, when Chiffon confronts Elizabeth about the retaliation against Satella.
10th Nova ClashEdit
- Main article: 10th Nova Clash
11th Nova ClashEdit
- Main article: 11th Nova Clash
Ticy wasn't part of the West Genetics team that was selected to participate in the E-Pandora project, even though she was the 3rd strongest Pandora of West Genetics. She's seen at the end of this Arc worrying about Chiffon's safety. Chiffon then talks to her in spiritual form, telling her to be strong for they'll meet again. Chiffon then leaves her with her ribbon tied in.
Student Presidency Duel ArcEdit
- Main article: Student Presidency Duel Arc
After Chiffon's death, she becomes the new Student Council president and rank #1 of the third-year West Genetics student body. Yet despite her new look and demeanour, her old self is still present, as evidenced when she's alone in the Culture Center, watching old movies of Chiffon in action.
Valkyrie Introduction ArcEdit
- Main article: Valkyrie Introduction Arc
Ticy first appears in the Student Council room, several days after the Valkyries had made their début. According to Morgan, one of her council members, dissatisfaction with the preferential treatment given to Team 13 was growing every day. It gave the impression that the faculty was creating an elite team on campus, which was probably the reason many students had an inferiority complex. Morgan suggested the new President take action in order to gain merit and show her capabilities after taking office. Ticy quickly changed the subject, and rose from her chair as she offered to make her council member some tea. Morgan politely declined, which made Ticy sit back down. Privately, she knew Team 13 brought a lot of unstable factors, and if she'd acted rashly, she would've made the student body feel inferior for no reason. Moreover, before she acted, she felt something would occur within the newly formed group before long.
Her next appearance is during the impromptu battle between Arnett McMillan and Charles Bonaparte, where she materializes between the pair and forcefully separated them. She first turns to her rival, who's livid over her interference. She calmly replies that she knew of her reasons for fighting, but told her that some people liked to bluff to appear bigger than they were, and told Arnett not to sink to Charles' level. When the "Young Tempest Phoenix" protested, she ordered her to be silent, and warned her that any future incidents would've been dealt with by her, personally. Charles tried to protest, but Roxanne Elipton silenced her and promised to apologize to Team Arnett later, a plan to which Charles did not agree. She looked to her old rival, whom she knew was furious at being denied her vengeance. She watched as she made some disparaging comment towards Satellizer and led her group away.
12th Nova ClashEdit
- Main article: 12th Nova Clash
Ticy is later shown as the Leader of Platoon 1 in the joint training exercise between the Pandora and Platoon 13. After the teams are dispersed to combat the dummy Nova, she along with the other Pandora, succumb to the "black smoke" that emerges once the Faylan Generator became defective. Ticy realizes that the "black smoke" is an illusion, which takes the form of something the Pandora fear or hate, and she anguishes over that fact that whom she sees is none other than Chiffon Fairchild; her supposed best friend.
As the situation continues to deteriorate, Ticy is seen hiding behind a rock, tears in her eyes and her hands over her ears. She desperately tried to ignore the voice of the ersatz Chiffon, which resounded within her tormented mind. The apparition proclaimed that Ticy resented Chiffon for protecting her so much, for she was doing it "only to satisfy her own pride." Though the top-ranked junior continued to deny it, her tormentor countered by saying it was pointless to hide anything in the "world of truths." All but overwhelmed with despair, the Student Council President mentally pleaded for help, from anyone.
She's next seen a few panels later, still behind the rock but no sign of the fake Chiffon. She looked out, and was horrified as she saw a real Nova out on the field, along with several saurian-like creatures that were created from its body.
As the situation continues to deteriorate, Ticy leaves the rock and begins running frantically, while the illusion Chiffon continues to speak to her, which torments Ticy. Crying, she falls and encounters her classmate, whom has lost a leg and a forearm, but is still breathing. Ticy piggybacks her away from the scene, but she is intercepted by a saurian-like Nova, causing her to drop her comrade. She is emotionally paralysed, unable to attack, and when the Nova does, Ticy sees four powerful beams attack the creature. The attacker is none other than Elizabeth Mably and her Limiter, André. Elizabeth shouts for West Genetics' Rank 1 to get up and fight before engaging the Nova herself. Ticy watches her former classmate fight and thinks about how she always followed behind Chiffon, while Elizabeth always fought herself and hoped to surpass the "Monster". Watching Elizabeth fight inspired Ticy to finally fight for herself; she blocks an attack from the Nova and begins to attack while the ribbon in her hair tears and falls to the ground.
She keeps attacking, and after Elizabeth fires more lasers, Ticy uses her Illusion Turn to get behind the Nova and strike again, but her Volt Weapon breaks. She tries again, but her weapon breaks again and gets knocked across her head. She later gets up, wanting to fight and win. The illusion Chiffon appears behind Ticy giving West Genetics' Rank 1 her last words of encouragement; like Rana, Satellizer, and Roxanne, Ticy then transcends with six wings of light.
Meanwhile the Nova has been fighting Elizabeth, and the she has been forced on the defence. Before she is completely overwhelmed, Ticy, with her wings, decapitates the Nova and twirls with her Volt Weapon, easily obliterating the rest of the beast with her new found power.
After the Nova had perished, Ticy looked back to her classmate, tears in her eyes and finally smiling once more. She confessed how Chiffon told her that strength alone wasn't enough to lead, and that she finally understood why her friend deemed Elizabeth worthy to be a leader. "And so, I'll ask you. Please, lead West Genetics!" she declared in a commanding voice. "That is what our former leader, Chiffon, would've wanted!" And with that, she listened with a smile as Elizabeth declared that they would've rescue all the remaining wounded on the field. "Understood," Ticy replied respectfully, "President Elizabeth,"
- Main article: Busters Arc
Ticy is later seen in a room with Team Arnett, and Elizabeth Mably wanting to give Elizabeth the presidency title, saying that Chiffon had always meant for Elizabeth to take her place. Though true, Elizabeth refuses the offer, telling her that it was not a good idea to give up her presidency so easily. Elizabeth then makes a speech saying that they have to deal with their current situation with everyone smiling afterwards.
Ticy is then seen with Elizabeth, Arnett, Roxanne Elipton, and Rana Linchen when they encounter Amelia Evans. Amelia proceeds to call Ticy and Arnett by name, showing that she some how knows them. It is revealed that she knows them because of the connection she and Chiffon had during her brief transformation as a Nova, with Chiffon giving Amelia her dying words for her friends at Genetics. For Ticy it was "Sorry I couldn't stay by your side." Ticy then cries on her knees at such words from her late friend.
Ticy is next seen at Gengo's dinner party with her Limiter, Abel. She is dressed in a white button down shirt with black pants and black jacket unlike the other Pandora who are showcasing fine dresses. She exchanging warm words with Elizabeth and Arnett, soon showing that her and Arnett are developing more of a friendship with their rivalry.
When the Busters storm the dinner party, Ticy and Abel have watched Elizabeth, Arnett, and Satellizer fail to hinder the four murderous women. One with pink hair advises that two of them move deeper into the base while a cannon wielding Pandora and another with snake eyes stay behind. Ticy reveals herself to the women, and says she will fight. When Arnett wants to get the other two girls. Ticy tip-toes around the fact that those two will easily kill her even if the two that have remained allow her to pass. Suddenly, the Genetics Pandora are attacked by energy whips from the cannon-wielding intruder. She takes absolute delight in forcing the students into a corner, but Ticy teleports behind her enemy, "Gigantes Glaive" already deployed. Ticy moves to strike, but her enemy generates a barrier to negate the attack. Ticy is attacked with more cannon fire, but she forces her gun-happy opponent on the defence with a second Illusion Turn, as she is about to strike.
Moments later, Ticy is hoisted head-first in the air by the snake-eyed intruder, who wasn't so much as scratched. Ticy was brutalized, but refused to give up. She kicked at her enemy, who quickly released her and struck her with two Tempest Turn combinations. The Hitman released her transcendent might, and her Genetics classmates cheer her on, Elizabeth almost bragging at what Ticy can now accomplish. Ticy began to engage both Busters, and the gunner fired a Nova Particle Beam at her. Ticy's blade is able to completely deflect the attack, shocking her trigger happy opponent. West Genetics Rank #1 performs quick evasive manoeuvres to confuse her opponents who cannot touch her. However, Ticy's attack pattern became too evident predictable, and was stopped by a single elbow to the face. The Genetics Pandora are all stunned. The silent intruder generated her small knives and dug them into each of Ticy's shoulders. In a single motion, Ticy's arms are severed and she fell to the ground.
Satellizer began to move, but the gunner placed her foot on Ticy's head, and vowed to crush it if anyone tried anything. A teary-eyed Abel rushed to his Pandora, and realizing who Abel is, the cannon holder blasted off his one of his legs. Ticy listens to Abel's attacker ridicule all of Ticy's efforts, who mocks that she can now watch helplessly as her Limiter is violated before she is killed.
- Ticy was initially introduced as the third strongest Pandora in her class and rose to first place after defeating Arnett McMillan to fill the vacancy left behind by Chiffon and Elizabeth.
- Ticy rarely engages in combat outside of Carnivals. However, according to Attia, who fought her in the Carnivals, Ticy utilizes a defensive fighting style, not relying on the speed of a Accel Turn and having a brute strength that belies her fragile appearance. This fighting style seems to be extremely effective as she was able to hold her own in a 2 vs 1 battle against Attia Simmons and Marin Maxwell, as well as defeating Arnett McMillan multiple times.
- After Chiffon's death, Ticy's fighting style seems to have change, favouring more on offence and evasive manoeuvres to get behind her opponent and strike. However, against more battle-experienced opponents, Ticy's strategy can be easily countered
- Ticy is also shown to have a high reaction speed as she was able to repel Arnett's attack without using her Illusion Turn, a remarkable feat since Arnett was using a non-interval Triple Accel.
- Overall, Ticy's strength is acknowledge by many powerful and talented Pandora's, such as Arnett, who longs for a chance to defeat her, and Charles, who calls Ticy a monster. Elizabeth Mably also openly and confidentially agrees that Ticy is the strongest Pandora in West Genetics
- Ticy's Volt Weapon is a large Zanbato called Gigantes Glaive.
- Ticy is able to manipulate the density of her sword in order to make it stronger. This ability gives the sword immense defence and offensive characteristics, something that Ticy takes full advantage of.
High End SkillsEdit
- Despite Ticy's defensive fighting-style, she initially seemed to be an Accel-Type Pandora, able to use Accel Turn well enough to get in front of Arnett and block her in time before she attacks Satellizer and Rana.
- In her battle with Arnett for the position of Class President, Ticy uses a variation of Chiffon's Illusion Turn. Using this, Ticy was able to easily defeat Arnett. Her control of the Illusion Turn is further demonstrated when she instantly materialized in front Arnett McMillan and World Class Pandora Charles Bonaparte in the middle of their fight while they were using their own High End Skills at full speed. She then subdued them with little effort.
- Ticy's Illusion does not leave an after-image and she prefers to teleport around the battlefield to keep her opponents guessing and unsure. Ticy almost always uses her Illusion Turn to teleport behind her opponents and attack them while they are still vulnerable.
- Upon achieving transcendence, Ticy is able to take down the previously indomitable Humanoid Nova with punitive ease.
- When she fully taps into her abilities, Ticy is granted immense defences as she is able to block a Nova Particle Cannon from a Plasma Stigmata-empowered Pandora with her Volt Weapon.
Chiffon is her late, but dearest/best friend whom Ticy lived with during their time together and who's side she hardly left. Chiffon and Ticy worked side-by-side as the President and Vice President receptively. Ticy had such a close relationship with Chiffon that she was labelled Chiffon's "Lap dog."
Abel is her Limiter. Ticy cares for Abel greatly as seen when she broke down into tears when his leg was severed and he was sexually harassed by Isabella Lucas. Abel returns Ticy's caring feelings as he tearfully rushed to her after her arms were sliced off by Jessica Edwin.
Tii is Ticy's late pet turtle. Ticy loved Tii so greatly that she was willing to betray her one true friend Chiffon, in order to get him back after he was stolen. When it was revealed that Tii had died Ticy was emotionally devastated. She made a small grave for him which she would frequently bring flowers to.
Although Arnett hates Ticy, this is only to be found a one-sided hate. Ticy, in contrary to Arnett, always behaves rational and clam around Arnett, much to Arnett's disdain. After the 12th Nova Clash, the former rivals finally become friends, under Elizabeth's leadership.
- Ticy is the only Pandora in the series to own a pet –Tii, a turtle.
- Ticy is the first Student Council President to willingly relinquish her office, as she did in the 12th Nova Clash.
- ↑ Freezing manga; Chapter 23