Real Name: Linna Yamazaki
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Linna is an accomplished martial artist, having in fact taken second place in a 2029 Tai Chi Chuan competition. Of the four Knight Sabers, Linna is the most limber, dexterous, and adept at controlling a fight, providing a balance between Priss's "charge-in-and-kick-ass" nature and Sylia's more reserved, "wait-and-see-what-happens" style. If the fighters have to "go the distance" it is Linna who will emerge on top as the others drop out one by one.
Inside her hardsuit, Linna's impressive abilities are augmented even further. The suit's enhancements to her reflexes mean that Linna is very difficult to hit in combat.
Her suit's combat gear has been built with Linna's mobility and sense of balance in mind, as her main weapons are the "ribbons" that hang from her helmet. In Linna's hands, these ribbons become deadly, razor-sharp weapons, capable of slicing through nearly anything. Linna has trained extensively with them, and frequently uses them to amputate limbs after a missed punch, or to perform a sort of ranged head-butt attack which rakes them across the front of an opponent.
In addition to her ribbons, Linna's gauntlets possess the very nasty "knuckle buster", a series of raised pods on her fist that emit a focused blast of explosives when punched into an opponent. The buster is capable of blasting a hole into a reinforced concrete wall, or shattering the internal components of even the most heavily-armoured adversary.
Linna is very confident in her own abilities, though her confidence is different from Priss's in that it doesn't come from not caring, but rather from her own expectations that any enemy she faces is not going to be as trained as she is, and thus will be an inferior adversary. More than once, this overconfidence has caused Linna to take an unexpected punch or shot and removed her from a fight, leaving the Knight Sabers down by a critical member.
Linna is a fitness instructor by trade, teaching Tai Chi, dance, and other aerobic exercise to students at her own studio.
Prior to her recruitment into the Knight Sabers by Sylia Stingray, Linna was also a model, who won the title of "All-Raisin Princess" in the Tohato All-Raisin Beauty Pageant.
Linna and Nene have a kind of antagonism that runs between them. It has never hurt the team in the long-run, but it has occasionally caused tempers to flare and words to be spoken that were better left unsaid.
First Appearance: Bubblegum Crisis: Grand Mal (1994) #1
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