About me: ((No Real Life, Celebrity, Hollywood, Wrestling, Furry/Anthro, Erotic or Illiterate beyond this point. Don't bother even trying to add unless you have serious intentions of role-playing a proper story-line with similar verses or the same verse.))
Codename: Storm Shadow; Name: Thomas S. Arashikage; Rank: Sergeant (E-5); Primary Specialty: Covert Operations; Secondary Specialty: Martial Arts Instructor; Status: Active/Reserve; Basic Info: Storm Shadow was born in San Francisco to a family of Japanese immigrants, one of them being the Arashikage brother known as Fearless Master, but his father never allowed his son to know of the family's criminal past. As a child, he was known as Tommy, and he grew up in an American lifestyle while still learning about his own culture. His family moved to the Midwest at the beginning of his school years where he met and grew up with Snake-Eyes and his twin sister Terri. When he became a teenager, around 14, Tommy traveled to his ancestral home in Japan. He learned that his family was also a respected Clan of Ninjas. Tommy studied with his uncles, the Soft Master, Middle Master and the Hard Master. He also spent time with his younger cousin, Kimi Arashikage who would later be known as Jinx. Tommy became quite skilled and was granted the title of the Young Master. When he was old enough, Tommy enlisted in the army to fight in Middle East, joined by Snake-Eyes. His family saw a real war as a "graduate school for their prized pupil." Serving in the Army Rangers on Long Range Recon Patrol (LRRP), Tommy honed his skills, learning the art of stealth better than he could at home. Their first tour came to an abrupt end when a battle resulted in the deaths of the rest of the soldiers in their unit. They were eventually assigned to a LRRP unit under the command of Lonzo "Stalker" Wilkinson, accompanied by three other soldiers: Wade Collins, Ramon Escobedo and D*ck Saperstein. The group stumbled upon an encampment of Al Qaeda soldiers and a firefight ensued. Collins, Saperstein and Escobedo were all believed killed in the attack. Snake-Eyes, Stalker and Tommy all retreated to a landing zone for rescue. As the three soldiers ran across a field toward the extraction chopper, they were fired upon. Snake-Eyes was hit badly and Stalker ordered Tommy to leave him. Tommy refused, running back to save his friend and to Stalker's amazement, he evaded all enemy fire and retrieved Snake-Eyes and the photo of his sister that was so important to him. Recovering from his injuries, Snake-Eyes was sent home only to find his family had died in a car wreck, on their way to meet him. After the deaths of his family, Snake-Eyes accepted Tommy's offer to join his Ninja Clan and study in Japan that was made before they departed for war. As months wore on, Snake-Eyes became as skilled as Tommy and in some ways surpassed his skills. Tommy was still the most skilled at the bow, but he often hunted animals to prove his skills. A rift started between the two friends since Snake-Eyes did not approve of Tommy's unnecessary killing. What made matters worse was that Snake-Eyes was starting to replace Tommy as the Hard Master's favorite student. Soon, Tommy's world was shattered when the man who would be Cobra Commander hired two assassins, Zartan and Firefly, to kill Snake-Eyes. Hard Master was instead the one killed, and the assassin had used Tommy's arrow to commit the murder. Tommy saw the true killer escape, and he knew that he would be blamed for killing his uncle. He fled Japan and sought out his uncle's assassin to exact his vengeance. He eventually joined Cobra under the name "Storm Shadow," a rough translation of his family name, "Arashikage." He has served Cobra since, much to the dismay and heartache of his Sword Brother, though it is not by free will. To keep his cover, he endures the effects of the Brainwave scanner to ensure his loyalty and to keep tabs upon Zartan until the right moment arises to extract his revenge.