“Your order’s up… now I have to charge you.”
Rule number one about starting up a criminal empire in Las Venganzas: bakeries make excellent front businesses. Rule number two: not when they are opened next to the city’s most unreliable power grid. Such is the tale of the ill-conceived Scones and Ohms and their nefarious gangster ties.
Kaori Takamitsu was a young transplant from outside of Las Venganzas, searching for her own path having been disowned by her family for her writing too much J-pop fan fiction. With a natural penchant for culinary skills and artistry, Kaori quickly became enamored with S&O upon her arrival. Needing a naïve cover to present the store as legitimate, Kaori was quickly hired as the resident patsy, er, pastry chef.
It was not long before management’s shady dealings became apparent to Kaori. However, tragedy struck the location before she was able to play whistleblower on her employers. A massive electrical surge at the nearby utility grid triggered a cataclysmic explosion that decimated an entire city block, and forced the owners of Scones and Ohms underground to regroup.
Presumed dead from the blast, Kaori actually survived by keeping herself grounded in some experimental brioche dough that she had been working on. The combination of yeast and electricity granted Kaori amazing new abilities, and she literally rose from the oven as the piping hot Shortbread.
Powers & Abilities
- Lick the Bowl. Everyone loves that little extra bit of frosting! Kaori emanates a healing field that can regenerate health for all of her culinary buddies.
- Right in the Family Joules. Also known as “Shock A Con”. 50,000 watts straight to the enemy groin… shockingly crass. And humiliating.
- Kilowatt Croissant. Shortbread targets can target multiple enemies with this supercharged boomerang. A gluten-free option is currently in development.