Daniel Moate is a Colonel in the US Army when he is invalided out after his parachute fails 100 feet up. He comes from the Japanese Myoujin line, a parallel line to the Japanese Imperial line, whose duty is to serve as a possible vehicle for Amaterasu's power, if it should be necessary. He accepts the call to become Amaterasu's Voice when he has to stop an H1 lynch mob. Amaratsu transforms him into a young woman who looks like she would have at 14.
Myoujin Hikaru (or Hikaru Myoujin in Western name order), codename Okami, is the Avatar of Amaterasu, the Shinto goddess who founded the Japanese Imperial dynasty. As such, she is linked to the Imperial Household and travels under a diplomatic passport, and is afforded considerable privileges.
She expended an enormous amount of power extending the ancient wards that protect Japan to new islands. Even with the help of the Three Treasures of Japan, this resulted in a burnout. Among the consequences, she lost part of her abilities and is having memory problems.
She suffers another burnout at Whateley due to an ill-advised Powers Test supervised by the wrong person. This causes more memory loss. After that, Eldritch takes control of all magical parts of powers testing.
As the literal descendent, avatar, paladin, and authorized channeler of Amaterasu, Hikaru has a number of built-in powers.
- flash step - essentially a short-range teleport
- combat laser
- boost strength and toughness