Charlie, Sadie, Liu, Raquel, and Ingela are five young girls traveling the Seven Seas in search of their missing families, who disappeared on the infamous Day of Destruction. The girls are in great danger from sinister foes, and have created a false identity as a fierce group of pirates. As a vengeful father threatens Liu, the girls must head into uncharted waters. But how long will their disguise keep them from harm? And is it such a good idea to join forces with a group of rebellious boys from their past?
EXPERTISE: KICKING ASS
Personality Traits: Fearless, bottles up all emotion—uses her physical to express herself
Distinctive Physical Traits: Sweet, wholesome blond looks disguise the hellion inside, perpetual scowl, likes the fact that she is usually mistaken for a boy
Ingela is the youngest but the most courageous of the girls. Perhaps because she doesn’t know better but more likely because she does and simply doesn’t care. She has a physicality that is fearless, ramming any attacker with a sword, her fist or on occasion, her head. Her speed, strength and agility make her the natural to raise and lower the masts, which she does with delight, climbing the posts like a sea-faring monkey. She’s never afraid to be injured, though she usually is, often to be seen with a sling around her arm or bandages around her crown. Though, much to the chagrin of her over-protective sisters, even a broken leg can’t stop her from doing more damage to herself or those around her.
Skeptical by nature, she often eyes strangers suspiciously and with her signature scowl. She’s shrewd and can often sense danger faster than the rest of the girls. Besides causing mischief, Ingela enjoys breaking locks, gambling with cards and anything shady. She prefers wearing no clothing at all, but if forced, which she is on a daily basis, she wears breeches and heavy boots (even in tropical locales). Despite pleas from Raquel, she refuses to grow her golden hair and keeps it short, messy and dirty—just like a boy.
Ingela uses her physicality to express her emotion. Ingela doesn’t have the words or the maturity to convey her thoughts fully and therefore uses daring feats as a release of her anger, pain or frustration. With her father gone, Ingela knows she can rely on her sisters. But she is also frightened and vulnerable without his protection. These strange feelings, which she is wholly unaccustomed to, have made her even more reckless as she seeks out the truth behind the Day of Destruction.