Ieso Solanoidae [she/her] is a 2019-introduced original character, frequent flyer, and resident lesbiangel. She is destined to be the next Captain Dapertutto from the opera The Tales of Hoffmann. She is currently attending her First Year (otherwise known as Freedom Year) at Ever After High.
When people first meet Ieso, they tend to get intimidated. After all, it's not often you find a 14 year old who's so certain about her life. And. easily resigned to a role she despises...? All her classmates are off pondering their dysfunctional families or going through quarter life crises, you know how it is.
Her overawing aura is supported by the fact that she's a naturally confident person! It's far from arrogance, though, she just knows her own worth and believes in her abilities. In fact, Ieso actually dislikes people who feel they need to go out of their way to prove their competence. pride is a sin you fool
However, she's often regarded as pretentious or having a bad attitude, for a multitude of reasons. While Ieso remains polite in her interactions, she can be standoffish at times. While not necessarily shy, she's definitely still an introvert. Dealing with people all the time, as great as they are, is exhausting, and sometimes it's easier to just not talk. Unfortunately, people read this as her thinking she's too good for them.
Her being a righteous, upstanding citizen definitely contributes to that. Ieso wholeheartedly fulfills the virtuous stereotype of angels, believing in hard work and disapproving of any sort of sneaky cut corners. She's definitely the sort of person who got labeled a "tattletale" in elementary school, and not someone you'd bring to a party with underage drinking.
She puts a lot of stake into following rules and obeying authority. Ieso enjoys having a structured life, knowing what's coming in the future. However, while she may be miffed when that structure is messed up, she's still not very susceptible to panic. She is a firm believer that things will work out in the end, and often the first to say "calm down. We can work through this."
Ieso's beliefs are strongly related to the concept of predestination, and religion in general. In her eyes, all events are decided by the Authors, including people's destinies. Here though, it gets a little contradictory.
She thinks rebelling is futile, your destiny will happen. But, does that mean the Authors planned for this rebellion to happen? Going against destiny goes against the author's will, and that leads people to sad and unfulfilling lives. But, going against the author's will, would that not have been decided by the author themself? How will the Authors resolve this?
Simply put, Ieso doesn't have an answer for that. It's a source of fear for her, uncertainty of the future. She isn't able to give a confident answer. Ieso hates saying "I don't know" when she can't just read a book and fix it. And though she aligns as a Royal, believing following destiny to be the right choice, she would never lie in response this question to make the cause seem more put-together.
Her motivations also tie into utilitarianism. Legacies are continuing their stories, allowing their world to function. If they refused to do so, what would become of their world? People with unsavory destinies should go through with them in order to maintain happiness for everyone else, the majority of the world.
Because she herself has a villainous role that doesn't adhere to her morals, she believes that other students in similar situations should be able to endure it like her. Some Royal aligning students will often use her as an example to win an argument against Rebel students. While personally Ieso feels wrong about being used as an example when her destiny is not as bad as others', she believes the Royal cause is important enough to override that.
And that's it, isn't it. Ieso thinks the Royal cause is important. Ceasing to follow destiny means the world might cease to exist, right? She adores humanity (though she may not show it very clearly), and she wants the best for them, wants them to survive. Really, Ieso thinks of herself as the world's guardian angel.
Ieso's a girl of average height for her age, about 5'3" when assuming a power stance. She has dark brown skin that almost glows, and not just because she takes really good care of her skin. If you look closely you can find a spray of freckles across her face, from being in the sun often.
She's very cute! She looks like an indignant child (aka just a regular child) most of the time, and you may feel as if you've suddenly aged into a withered old grandmama with a desire to feed her puddings and pinch her chubby cheeks.
Her nose is flat, her teeth have had braces recently taken off, and her arms are slightly toned from archery. Her legs are also toned, from rock climbing, and her entire body has many barely noticeable bruises and scars. Ieso has no shadow.
She has bright gold eyes that are constantly alert. They're framed with long, fluffy, almost feathery eyelashes. Her eyebrows are average. I dunno, they're just eyebrows. They're hidden by her bangs, so you can't tell if they're golden or not.
Ieso's hair is very cool, naturally a bright buttery golden color. She has perpetually bouncy and neat bangs, and one large strand that no matter what, curves in a ring shape towards her left side. It's supposed to resemble a halo!
Now it's also weird because. Is her hair long or short? Are her twintails her hair if they're floating and not connected to her head? Long story short, the twintails are considered her hair! It's magic! They curve up (with magic) to resemble two wing shapes.
Ieso enjoys archery, but one of her biggest pet peeves is when someone assumes she's a cupid. Angel, does archery, they link the mental dots. Nevertheless, she joined the archery team, and has proved her skills, though being one of the youngest.
It's a cool interest. Every summer since she was small, she'd go vacation with her family, somewhere where there's good places for rock climbing. It's always fun for her, and she's disappointed that there aren't any good rock climbing gyms close to Ever After. Going rock climbing is an activity she'd suggest as a group activity!
You can find her whizzing about Bookend every afternoon for her daily fresh air and break from studying. A rollerblade rink is also a place she'd suggest going to as a group bonding experience.
Ieso enjoys video games in moderation, like the well-rounded teenager she is. Her favorite genre of games are life simulation games, like The Sims, where she plays God (haha). She could spend hours just building houses and dressing up the characters. She also likes platformer games, and is quite good at them.
Playing the Cornet
After discovering the meaning behind her surname, Ieso thought it was just natural that she'd need to pick up the trumpet. Unfortunately she didn't really have a knack for it, and got discouraged. She made a switch to the cornet sometime in her middle school years and worked at it until she was somewhat decent.
She's an angel, which is pretty strongly tied to Christianity. However, Ieso is open minded, and accepts people that practice different religions, or no religion at all. She won't hesitate to tell off someone (usually a peer) if they try to badger someone else about converting.
It hurts and all, but that's the point I guess? Ieso hopes to become a better boxer but she hasn't done much of it after coming to Ever After High.
You know how her twintails kinda look like wings? Well, don't get your hopes up. It's just hair. She can still fly though!
Ieso says that her wings are invisible because she hasn't gained enough angel points to buy a skin for them yet. Whether that's the actual truth, or just her attempting a gaming joke to deflect from a rather invasive question, no one really knows. She still has the ability to fly, or simply levitate in the air.
Like her namesake suggests, Ieso also possesses healing powers, centered around the idea of recovery. She may not be able to instantly heal someone, but she can turn them onto the road to recovery, though it might take a while. They're very draining, and require energy from Ieso herself.
Specifically, when she recovers from injuries (without the use of her own powers), she'll gain more of this energy. Ieso has used this before in life threatening situations, and believes it important to have a surplus of this energy. Thus, her penchant for physical activities that could get her minor injuries.
Fairytale - The Tales of Hoffmann
How The Story Goes
How Does Ieso Fit Into it?
Do angels have last names? Well, this one does! Can angels be Swiss? I guess so!
Some Fairytale Authorities worker (hint hint her name starts with D and ends with orothy) got drunk and decided it was funny to assign an angel of healing to a villainous role.
Whoever was in charge of Heaven while God was at the grocery store getting cereal also thought this was a Sique Joque and said, "okie dokie."
- As explained below, Ieso is the Greek goddess of recuperation from illness. Captain Dapertutto creates a poison in the story.
- Captain Dapertutto, with the help of Giulietta, steals shadows. Ieso doesn't have a shadow.
Viewpoint on Destiny
Ieso thinks Captain Dapertutto is a vile, disgraceful man, and that he deserved a fitting end, perhaps being smited or publicly executed or something. She is currently pondering how she will atone for her crimes after destiny.
Still, as awful as she thinks his character is, she has no qualms with her destiny. After all, "the world needs villains to make stories, and it is better for I, someone who won't fall to true depravity nor prove a coward in the face of fate, to play such an essential role." Ieso views her role as necessary, and believes that following stories is crucial to maintaining the order of the world. Therefore, she aligns strongly as Royal.
Ieso is the Greek goddess of recuperation from illness. It's positive and hopeful, fitting for an angel, and terribly ironic with her destiny.
Solanoidae comes from the scientific subfamily Solanoideae, for the plant angel's trumpets. You can see why I used it. It's terribly pretty too!
Ieso Solanoidae just sounds like a bright, elegant, fantasy name, so I'm really happy with it, even though I don't get to explain 87654567 layers of meaning this time.
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Ieso takes being on the archery team very seriously, thus she makes it a point to be punctual to every meeting, and help clean up the equipment afterwards. However, she vehemently refused to participate in one memorable meeting, when she saw Raven Queen and her budget doll buddies at the range.
Ieso is very interested in participating in the student government. #ieso2020
- She's from France due to her story, and Switzerland as a nod to her origins as a character. I originally used Ieso as a name for a Swiss character, while she was just a character I drew constantly. That character fell out of use and I thought, "hey, she looks like an Ieso," and that's that.
- Her favorite food was going to be Swiss cheese but I said nah. It is listed as a "specific brand of clementines" aka, Halos.
- Ieso is left handed.
- Her birthday, August 22, is National Be An Angel Day.
- In the future, years after destiny, Ieso gets into a major accident and gets turned into an android. Due to the nature of her healing powers, recovering from such a feat led to an evolution of some sort. *insert my heaven's loss story with panacea and the victorinox system*
- I think the floating halo hair ties might have been inspired by Hatsune Miku?