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Codra (コドラ, Kodora) is a character in the Aozora's Adventure series.
Codra was raised in New York City, living with both of his parents in a relatively successful life outside of small troubles with socialising in his elementary school years. His father was an avid billiards player and planned to teach his son how to be an expert in his footsteps. However, Codra was disinterested in the sport, generally favoring his tastes in music and time alone in his bedroom. Halfway through middle school, Codra took an interest in the dancing and hip-hop scene in New York and became more talkative and grew better at interacting with his peers.
As Codra was soon to be finished with middle school, his father suffered from an accident that caused one of his arms to be put into a cast for several months, limiting what he could do to support his family. With that, his ability to play billiards was shattered, and a Codra was deeply worried about his father. Wanting to impress him and cheer him up, Codra grabbed the billiard cue his father used to use and begun playing billiards by himself, with his father watching from the side and teaching him all the tricks he knew. By the time Codra’s father’s arm had fully recovered, Codra and his father were now equally matched in potential, leading to father and son squaring off in friendly competition against one another. But as Codra’s father’s skill stayed realistically the same, Codra’s own skill developed even further, coming up with new strategies to effectively sink all the billiard balls he could without giving his opponent a chance.
At this time, Codra was now in high school. Eventually, a billiards tournament was held not too far from Codra’s place of residence, and so Codra signed up to compete amongst the others in his age division, Despite some of his strategies backfiring and having to rely on clever comebacks, Codra effortlessly pulled a victory, winning himself a trophy and his family a large sum of prize money, As a special treat for his son’s accomplishment, Codra’s father went out and bought a luxury “Billiard Battle Gauntlet” which to his surprise and eventual realization, was a fully functional weapon. Without second thought, Codra took the gauntlet along with it’s set of gloves, eight AI-controlled billiard balls, and high performance billiard cue, and begun to use it. He discovered that it was a rather dangerous tool and opted to go back to his regular billiard cue and balls shortly after.
This changed when Codra decided to show off the gauntlet to his friends out in public, until Codra was ambushed in a back alley by some strangers who desired to steal the gauntlet and auction it off for a large sum of money. Codra fought the crooks, leading and quickly getting used to the battle gauntlet and it’s primary functions. In only a few minutes, Codra swept through the thieves and was cheered on by his pals- returning home as a hero. However, he kept the scenario a secret from his parents, saying only that he had found “a better use” for the gauntlet. After graduating from high school, Codra continues to compete in billiard tournaments and use the Billiard Battle Gauntlet to defend himself and keep everyone he cares for safe, with his interest in hip hop and rap music still going strong.
Powers and Abilities
Codra wields a large white and blue-colored armored gauntlet worn across his right arm and up to his shoulders, which Codra can load up with specialized billiard balls followed by launching them at targets through a specialized launcher mounted on the gauntlet just above Codra's right hand. Two large hexagon-shaped shields rest on the sides of Codra's shoulder and elbow respectively, and can be used to deflect attacks.
To charge up a shot, Codra squeezes his right hand, which triggers a sensor in the gauntlet’s glove and steadily increases the firepower of the ball cannon. When fired, the billiard balls will travel forwards and ricochet off surfaces until they lose momentum and eventually drop to the floor before rolling back to Codra thanks to a tracking AI planted inside each ball. If Codra fires a weakly-charged shot, the billiard ball will instead spin in mid air for a small period of time with an antigravity force applied into the balls, which Codra can then strike with another billiard ball, his gloved up left hand, or his other weapon of choice, a large stylized pool cue, which normally is held comfortably in his left hand until needed.
The pool cue by itself functions as an effective blunt weapon for Codra, and can be used to attack in several different fashions. Codra can also use the pool cue for several different acrobatic stunts, flipping and vaulting over enemy attacks and spinning the cue in front of him to block projectiles. When not in use, the cue sits comfortably on Codra's back.
- Codra's fighting style takes inspiration from Venom of the Guilty Gear series, while his general appearance is based loosely on Huey Freeman from The Boondocks, Mugen from Samurai Champloo, and Yoh Asakura from the Shaman King series.