Phim D. Sera is the current Captain of the Feather Pirates, as well as a former Knight of the Flower Kingdom in North Blue. Exiled from her homeland after winding up on the side of a civil war the world government, she has since lead a life of piracy across North Blue.
A petite woman, Sera Phim is not an imposing figure by any means. Standing at a meagre 5'2" most tower over her, yet she doesn't seem all that small. There's an air of confidence that seems to exceed her size about her as if she has a purpose. She is well built, having ample size for her height.
In terms of looks, Sera is a respectable beauty with milky white skin and golden hair. While Sera is not one that likes to show herself off, people find themselves attracted to her sparkling sapphire eyes. Her body is muscular and toned, as befitting a former knight. Sera's body is also noticeably scarred, from the gash across her left side to the burn marks that mar her upper right arm and shoulder, nearly reaching her breasts.
She always stands tall, as if at attention, which is a holdover from her past. This posture may seem to make her unapproachable, but the warm smile she sports helps her come off as a friend, even to those that would normally consider her enemies.
Her normal attire consists of a blue backless shirt attached by some ties at her neck. This allows her to manifest her wings without destroying her clothing in the process. In addition, she wears semi-loose leggings underneath an armoured skirt. Her arms and legs are covered in steel gauntlets and shin guards, which she uses to support her brawling style of fighting.
Sera is a kind person at heart, overall a rather gentle being. She is well liked by her crew and respected by her companions. She was a distinguished member of the Flower Knights before the civil war and was held in high regards even by her enemies during the drawn-out conflict. While she is a disciplined being, as befitting her social status, she knows when to be stern and when to be kind. She is even willing to extend mercy to those who have attacked her, as shown when she had Serena Gratzianowi's wounds treated before releasing her after the woman had attacked her ship and severely burned Sera.
She is a very masculine character in terms of personality, not caring for more feminine roles or traits. She doesn't shy away from hard work, and even enjoys it. You are far more likely to find her working out, enhancing her physique than ever to find her sitting down and getting her nails polished.
As a firebrand in the ranks before she was exiled from her kingdom, Sera is an extremely headstrong woman, unchanging in her motivations or convictions even when the easier path might be to just go to the flow. She stuck by her lord, ready to accept her own death before she allowed herself to be dishonoured by switching sides, unlike many. If he hadn't ordered her to escape the kingdom, she honestly would have died defending him. She has only ever run during combat once, and that event still haunts her to this day. This shame of hers manifests as a protectionistic streak, causing her to be incredibly defensive about her crew, going to great lengths to protect them from harm. She even was referred to as a Mama Bird by Gratzianowi Serena for rushing to the aid of her men so quickly.
Her willpower is immense, having fought in situations she knew might kill her out of honour and her own stubborness. Examples include when she fought to protect a column civilians from an approaching army while already on the brink of exhaustion, or when she utilized all of her power to protect Yenny Town from Tom Glynn's attack when she could have easily just protected herself, to standing firm against Serena's explosion in order to make sure the other woman couldn't escape attacking her ship further.
Sera was born as the eldest of two daughters in the minor noble house of Phim. Born to Delilah and Marion Phim, she was raised from a young age to follow in her father's footsteps as a knight of the Flower Kingdom. Normally this fell to the role of the eldest son of the family, but she only ever had a sister. Her early childhood was peaceful, living well under the rule of the king. They were a wealthy kingdom, peaceful and happy. The Phim family had some trouble, with Sera's father dying to a heart attack when she was six years old. But overall she had a good life, even then.
Sera began training at the age of eight, becoming a squire to one of the senior knights in the kingdom, one Arthur Clarent. A man who was like a second father to her. There she met two other squires, who would go on to be her best friends. Valerie Balderson, another girl in the same situation as Sera, and Morgan Clarent, Sir Arthur's son. The three served together, inseparable in duty and friendship, for nearly ten years. They lived, laughed, and grew up together, knowing bonds deeper than many could ever imagine. To Sera, the two were even closer family than her mother and sister back home. But it wouldn't last forever.
The year Sera turned eighteen, the old king died. Normally, his position would fall to his eldest son, Sera's lord and master. However, the younger brother, a prince by the name of Redrick, had designs upon his brother's life and throne. He gathered a number of noble houses to back his claims, houses that wanted greater importance within the kingdom. Nearly a third of the houses responded to his call, while the balance supported the true king. Unfortunately, the General of the Flower Army was one that followed Redrick's call to arms. House Clarent was one of his chief vassals. While Sera and Valerie were pledged to the elder brother's claim.
The trio was split in the time of war and bloodshed. Sera spent six months on the front lines before she was given a task. A task to hire some additional troops from a kingdom in the grand line. Unfortunately, a chance encounter with a certain pirate left her too injured to negotiate, and overall most of the negotiations fell through, leaving her with far fewer troops than she had hoped.
The civil war ended when the World Government intervened, coming down on the side of the traitor prince. Sera was forced to flee the island as her lord died to give his people a chance to escape.
This is where she was forced to fight the man she considered to be a father to her, and almost died to him, eventually being saved by Morgan, who left her with a man named Brisei Augus. The two were assigned a bounty, her for escaping the Flower Kingdom, him for reasons unknown. The two formed the Feather Pirates after she had recovered, and have set off towards the Grand Line for reasons known only to themselves.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
As the captain of the Feather Pirates, Sera has complete control over her crew of pirates, nearly forty and all. She makes the long-term goals of the crew and can direct them to achieve certain tasks. While not an overtly powerful crew, they are up and comers in paradise, a noteworthy aspect.
Sera is a powerful fighter, strong as any that may ply the four blues. She has enough power to press even veteran fighters to their utmost even while exhausted. Sera is unique among many, in that her physical abilities can increase as the fight goes on.
Even in her base form, at her weakest, she is fast enough to dodge numerous knives even with little notice, though some eventually managed to connect. She is also capable of throwing a heavy barrel a significant distance with enough speed and force to throw a pirate with a bounty of 14 million off balance without the enhancement provided by her wings.
This scales up with each additional wing she manifests, to the point where she can perform feats of significance. This includes things such as stopping a one ton racquet from hitting her with her wings alone, or kicking a heavily armored man with such force she was able to carve a hole through his side and cratering the ground behind him despite him raising his guard to protect him.
Sera is also durable, having taken numerous injuries. She has survived heavy injury, such as being run through with a great sword, or being caught in a point-blank explosion without flinching. She has even continued fighting despite being completely exhausted, and even blocked explosions of great magnitude without injury.
Sera is primarily a brawling type fighter, preferring to fight up close to her enemies. While as a Knight most people expect her to use a sword, she is only a proficient fighter at best. She primarily focuses on using her wings and feet to attack, with the majority of her style revolving around acrobatic maneuvers and kicking her opponent with great force.
- Downy Short Sword: A swift punch launched at short range after her arm was wrapped in a wing. Even with only a glancing hit, this blunt strike was capable of cutting the side of her target.
- Downy Great Maul: A Devastating Axe Kick that is proceeded by Sera Summersaulting through the air to bring her wing covered foot down upon her target's head. Its effectiveness is unknown as it was interrupted by Longdagger living up to his name.
- Downy Hand Axe: A swift kick is delivered after Sera sweeps down low towards the opponent. Even when unenhanced by her wings, the kick rocked back a heavily armoured opponent.
- Downy Battleaxe: A high-speed straight kick delivered straight to an opponent's centre of mass. It was capable of sending a heavily armoured and powerful knight back several meters despite him guarding against it.
- Burning Meteor: This attack is prefaced by a high-speed charge, followed by Sera encasing one of her legs with all five of her wings. She then ignites her legs with holy flames before doing a jump kick at her opponent. This attack was powerful enough to carve a trench through an armoured target and the force from the kick cratering the ground behind him.
Classically Taught IntellectEdit
While not a genius by any means, Sera is a fairly intelligent individual. Scholarly knowledge is nearly as important for an aspiring knight as combat prowess. The nation would not always be at war, so there would not always be a demand for martial prowess. Sera herself is trained in numerous fields, allowing her to serve as a secondary in basically every role on the crew, though a specialist will generally outdo her knowledge in any particular field.
The most obvious physical change that Sera undergoes when she activates her devil fruit is that she grows snow white wings. She is currently capable of growing up to five of these wings without undue exhaustion. Each of these wings increases her body's physical power by an amount equal to her base form. In addition, a halo manifests over her head, providing a soft light through even the most rugged darkness.
These wings are a cornerstone of Sera's fighting style, as she is able to harden them like steel. She will block and attack with them even as she is punching and kicking about, the up to 9 limbs she is able to fight with overwhelming most opponents. These wings have been known to block both swords and bullets.
While Sera has a full zoan transformation, she has not yet been shown to utilize it, even in desperate situations.
Devil Fruit PowersEdit
Sera's fruit is a mythical zoan, and as such it gives her some of the powers reserved to the angels. The three primary abilities she gains from this is the ability to purify the impure, the ability to generate holy energy constructs or flames, and lastly the ability to increase her physical powers the more wings she manifests.
The first, and to many the most minor, of the abilities that the Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Tenshi grants sera is that to purify impure substances, such as poisons, diseases, or other toxins. Angels were noted healers, and this trait has been passed down to her. She is capable of removing impurities from both herself and the area around her with efficiency, allowing her to stand in toxic environments with impunity. She can even remove it from other beings as well. This process seems fast, but not instantaneous.
The second ability is that to generate holy energy and use it for various effects. This ability has been seen in two variants. One variant allows her to generate barriers or projectiles out of golden light, the other is her ability to generate holy fire to burn her enemies. Neither of these abilities has shown any limits in their abilities, though each seems to burn a significant amount of stamina in order to utilize.
The final ability that the fruit grants Sera the ability to enhance her own physical capabilities by manifesting more wings. This physical enhancement appears to follow a pattern of multiplying her physical abilities by the number of wings she currently has manifested. However, this ability has a drawback to it. Every time Sera creates an additional wing on her back, the rate at which she consumes her own stamina is doubled. This means that while creating a large number of wings will increase her power significantly, she has to be extremely careful not to use up all her stamina. Sera has been shown to manifest up to five wings normally, and has manifested a maximum of thirteen at a single time.
Roleplay: Merged Blood
Sera participated in the Rookie Rush, an event that took place when a large number of rookies from the four blues all attempted to break into the Grand Line at the same time while the Marines were focused on the Yonko in the New World. During this event, she encountered Gratzianowi Serena of the Marines as the woman attempted to destroy Sera's ship. She was capable of defeating the woman but was heavily burned and injured during the fight and the ship was heavily damaged. She also beat back Zheng Sih by throwing a barrel of gunpowder at her face. Afterwards, she retrieved Brisei Augus from the ocean after his loss to Bryant Leon. The pair is then seen riding up Reverse Mountain into the Grand Line.
- Sera's middle name is Delilah, after her mother's maiden name. She is not a wielder of the Will of D.
- Sera speaks with a British accent and generally avoids using contractions sans autocorrect.
- User:Ash9876 has unofficially declared Sera to be "The Strongest Creature" (最強の生物, Saikyō no Seibutsu) for her ability to survive numerous injuries and continue functioning.
- "I'm getting really sick of you Marines thinking you can just take anything from everyone. First, you back the false prince and take my home from me. Then you attempted to take my life, and now that I'm actually trying to do something with it, you are trying to take that too. But I'd ask you this. Do you think any of us weren't prepared to die?" - to Gratzianowi Serena after she took a hostage.
- "Did you really think I would flinch because something might hurt me?" Sera espoused as the golden light returned, creeping down her arm to smother the flames from causing further damage. "I have worked through more pain and suffering than you will ever understand." She continued with anger creeping into her voice, her grip strengthening further. "There's nothing you can do to me that will stop me. Nothing you can do to kill me. Nothing you can do to break me. And especially nothing you can do to beat me." She finished as her five wings spread outward, ready to engulf the other woman. - Sera taunting Serena after being heavily burned in the other woman's explosion.