The Aviator, also known as Arinorelivandrisar and formerly known as Rina Dives, is an agent in the Department of Mary Sues.
The Aviator holds the record for the highest published mission count in the DMS, an impressive 63 recorded missions between her two partners.
She currently serves as the Moonstone Sentry on the Continuity Council of Gallifrey-in-Exile.
She is written by Iximaz.
Rina, born Sabrina Elizabeth Dives, grew up in World One in a family of geeks, raised on a never-ending stream of fantasy and science fiction. She and her brother were very close, and she got along well with her parents, even if she and her mother often butted heads over schoolwork. She used to hoard books in World One, and the jumbled mess of stories caused their natural plot holes to converge. Shortly before her seventeenth birthday, Rina fell through the plot hole one morning and right into the Cafeteria. After getting over the initial shock of finding herself in a secret organization's headquarters, she immediately asked to join, delighted by the prospect of being able to visit all her favorite canons.
She soon found out it wasn’t nearly as wonderful as it sounded.
When she and Zeb were sent into the Legendary Rose Potter series, Rina was mortally wounded, but Zeb used their D.O.R.K.S. to change her into a Time Lord so she could regenerate and survive. The jury’s still out on whether or not she’s grateful for that.
AppearanceEditRina was probably best described as lanky, with hands and feet that seemed a little too big for her body. She was slightly tall for her age (five foot seven) and her hazel eyes were horrible; she was extremely nearsighted, but she wore contacts so she didn't constantly bump into things. Her brown hair was kept short so she didn't have to brush it, and it was consequently extremely messy. She was rather proud of the fact that she could pass for a boy if she felt like it.
Her clothes were chosen for comfort and functionality before style. She always wore an old denim jacket that had deep pockets so she didn't have to bother keeping track of a bag. After a mission into Ranger's Apprentice that involved copious amounts of melted tree, Rina stole a new jacket from the Doctor’s TARDIS' wardrobe. Due to its origin, its pockets were bigger on the inside and she liked to store a small library's worth of canon material (among other things) in its depths. The jacket's only decoration was the DMS flash patch on the right shoulder. Jeans in varying degrees of rattiness, black fandom t-shirts, and a pair of very battered Converse made up the rest of her usual outfit, and her favorite weapon, her crowbar, was usually stuck in her belt. On other occasions she had been known to sport a Muggle-use wand or a bow of some sort; a recurve in her earlier days as an agent, and a heavier longbow later on.
While on a mission, Rina's most common moods were resigned, irritated, and snarky. Interestingly, even though she was—and still is—a stickler for grammar, she was largely indifferent to your/you're, its/it's, and there/their/they're mistakes. Maybe it's because such errors are pretty much inevitable in the world of bad fanfiction; she'd go flamethrower-crazy within hours if she got upset over them—though that never kept her from adding such mistakes to her charge lists.
One of Rina’s assets was her semi-eidetic memory, though it was usually more annoying than useful—it seemed to only work concerning things she was genuinely passionate about and things she really Did Not Want. So, she knew her favorite canons better than the back of her hand (because seriously, hands are boring) and had to live with the memory of all the badfic she encountered. To add insult to injury, she was allergic to not only Bleeprin and its variations, but Suebuprofen as well. She just prayed to any and all deities that she'd never have to tackle a Legendary Badfic; she read several on a dare and was unable to erase the alarmingly high number of passages she inadvertently memorized. It seems the deities weren't listening.
Lust-objects included, but were not limited to, Remus Lupin, George Weasley, Leo Valdez, the Doctor (especially Ten), Clara Oswald, Yang Xiao Long, and Agent Supernumerary.
AppearanceEditThis Rina was significantly taller, standing at exactly six feet in height. She was very pale and had bright blue eyes, and she never quite got used to her gangly, bony frame. After a mission into Pirates of the Caribbean, she sported a scar just below her right eye. Her dark red hair was ridiculously long, and she kept it away from her face with a pair of her father’s old aviator goggles, simply because goggles are cool. That, and she just didn't have the heart(s) to cut it. She later started braiding it after it got in her way one too many times.
After outgrowing her old clothes, she favored a sturdy pair of brown leather boots, black slacks, a white button-down shirt, and a tan aviator’s coat with the DMS flash patch on the right shoulder. Of course, the pockets were bigger on the inside. Zeb sometimes jokingly called her "the Aviator" in reference to her outfit, but she was not very amused by this. Comments about her flat chest were also very much not appreciated.
Rina was, at first, a lot calmer and laid-back, much less prone to sudden outbursts of anger in response to badfic. She still had a large temper, but it wasn't as volatile as before... unless she was around certain people. However, as time went on, her temper seemed to have been making a comeback—probably something to do with her slipping sanity. She was a bit more lenient about minor canon breaches, though not so much if it annoyed her personally. She was also less likely to leap into action without planning for every possible contingency, considering the mistake that led to her first regeneration. She managed to retain her sarcasm, which manifested as a dry sort of snark.
She wouldn't ever admit it to anyone but Zeb, but she was terrified of the Notary. She also developed a mutual hatred of the Librarian, though for some reason Zeb and Desdendelle saw fit to tease them mercilessly about them secretly being in love. Needless to say, this drove her up the wall. At least she found some friends in the Reader and the Guardsman; the latter taught her, at her request, how to fly a TARDIS, a decision that had unforseen consequences.
All of her free time was spent reading up on everything Gallifrey, since she never needed to know much beyond the basics before her transformation. She seemed to have taken to her new form in stride, though nightmares about Rose Potter and some subsequent events had been haunting her. Then there was the fact that, barring another regeneration, she would be stuck looking like a teenager for the next hundred or so years, never mind outliving her friends and family. Still, she refused to let it get in the way of her job, and she had been enjoying discovering her new abilities. Though she was delighted by the fact that Time Lords have perfect recall, it was somewhat of a mixed blessing since she managed to retain her Bleep allergy. This, coupled with the trauma of Legendary Badfic and the natural stress that comes with being an agent, seemed to be slowly driving her to insanity. Her refusal to visit FicPsych wasn't exactly helping matters, either. It was really only a matter of time before she snapped—and snap she did.
Her favorite weapons were her longbow and Muggle-use wand, since this regeneration turned out to not be quite so good at close combat (not that this kept her from punching people who deserve it), but she occasionally used her crowbar if necessary. She also acquired a staser rifle and a sonic screwdriver, and delighted in playing with the latter.
Lust-objects included, but were not limited to, Remus Lupin, George Weasley, Leo Valdez, the Doctor (especially Ten), Clara Oswald, and Yang Xiao Long. [She grew out of these after running away.]
The Third Aviator looks to be in her early twenties and is a much more manageable height of five feet ten inches. She has a slender, curvy build, brown, almond-shaped eyes and dark olive skin, and she keeps her jet-black hair pulled up in a ponytail. Both biceps and her right shoulder blade are tattooed with words written in circular Gallifreyan. She wears all-black clothing: a tank top, cargo pants, combat boots, and fingerless gloves. She is never seen without her black bomber jacket, her I.D. tags, or her father’s goggles from which she took her renegade name. A Sue tracker is attached to her left ankle to monitor her alarmingly high glitter levels.
The Aviator is noticeably more subdued than in her pre-renegade days. She is much colder and less open to other people, putting on a rough exterior in an attempt to leave the horrors of her past behind. Though she’s happy to be back, sometimes the memories can overwhelm her, and she’s been going to mandatory FicPsych sessions to deal with her PTSD. She's adopted rather harsh mannerisms in an attempt to keep herself from breaking down, but it doesn't really work; while she's still able to laugh, anything can set her off and she's not very good at hiding how much the Time War broke her spirit. She's improving, but slowly.
She seems to have picked up a mild version of the ‘superior Time Lord’ mentality, but it is likely kept in check by the fact that she was once human herself. Her ‘human name’ is a bit of a sore spot for her and any mention of her past as one tends to get a cold stare and a correction. She occasionally slips into speaking Gallifreyan when angry. She is extremely fond of her TARDIS and likes to talk to it, regardless of whether or not anyone is watching. It's okay, she was already deemed insane.
Her favorite weapon is her staser rifle, though she is still a competent archer and decent with a Muggle-use wand. She does not have any noted lust-objects at the moment, due to the fact that she's still mourning her dead fiancé, though she and the Detective have struck up a... less-than-healthy relationship in the meantime.
In June 2016 HST, thanks to a not-so-minor mishap in a Harry Potter mass magical pregnancy fanfic, she became pregnant (with her own child—there is no biological father) and is still trying to figure out how she's going to balance work and parenthood. Come November 2016, she still has no idea how it will work, and having a preterm baby isn't making things any easier. Regardless, she cares deeply for Elanorelisindrivar, and hopes to be the best mother she can.
After a particularly disastrous mission into Little Miss Mary where both she and Zeb were badly injured, the Second Rina, reeling from the apparent death of her partner, stole a duplicated TARDIS from the Department of Sufficiently Advanced Technology (her brother might or might not have been involved), disguised it as a windowless red phone box, and ran away to the Whoniverse, where she stayed for several centuries. It was during this time that she began calling herself ‘the Aviator’, trying to leave her past as an agent behind.
The first four years or so, she had no intention of returning, but thanks to the Narrative Laws of Irony, the instant she decided to come back, she found herself trapped in a fanfic where a near-canon duplicate of Gallifrey, pre-Time War, still existed. There she somehow found herself working as a nanny, of all things, and to the Reader, of all people. When the Time War began, the Aviator ended up working as weapons transport for over three hundred years (plus a century lost in a time loop), where she learned very quickly to hone her piloting skills. After several decades of attempting to find a way back to the PPC, she was forced to give it up as a lost cause and resigned herself to life on Gallifrey, and resolved to do her part to defend her new home. She grew closer to her crew members, coming to see them as them her dearest friends and second family; a dangerous sentiment, as she and her second in command, despite regulations, fell in love and secretly planned to get married once the War was over.
However, the Ironic Overpower has a funny habit of making things turn out in ways you don’t always expect. Almost two centuries after regenerating into her third body, the Aviator’s crew was slaughtered by Daleks, leaving her the last survivor when she crashed through a plothole back into Headquarters. Her TARDIS, damaged beyond her repair capabilities, was immediately confiscated along with all other bits of Gallifreyan technology she had on her. She was arrested, put on trial, and was finally sent back to her old response center on probation, with a Sue-tracker attached to her leg and strict orders to visit FicPsych regularly.
It turned out that barely a month had passed in her absence.
First appearing in a Ten Years Hence story, the Fourth Aviator is remarkably similar to his (yes, his) brother, standing at six feet, four inches, with tousled blond hair, bright blue eyes, and a build like a beanpole. He appears to be in his mid-twenties. In fact, he and Alex are so similar that they are often mistaken for twins by those not in the know. He prefers to wear goggles, a long brown leather coat, black fandom t-shirts, jeans, and mismatched Converse of two different colors just because he can.
Not much was known about the Fourth Aviator for some time, as what was previously known was subject to change thanks to Ten Years Hence stories’ already questionable canonicity. (The fact that his various TYHs seem to keep changing isn’t helping; in one TYH story, it is mentioned that he has a girlfriend, though her identity is not revealed. In another story, he is married to the Librarian and has a four year old daughter also named Elanorelisindrivar, who calls him ‘mummy'). He is somewhat cocky and arrogant, describing himself as “the best TARDIS pilot HQ’s got.” He cares deeply for his partner, Zeb, and was apparently best man at his brother’s wedding. The Aviator speaks with a thick North Dublin accent and is generally very cheerful; he especially seems to enjoy messing with new agents' heads.
The official version of him was first seen when he traveled back in time for the sole purpose of trolling his younger self out of a bad mood. He is very laid-back and easygoing, and seems to always have a smile on his face. His general derpiness, however, has led to the Third Aviator giving him the nickname 'Lemming Brain', a name which he has taken in stride.
- Falls into HQ. L-Space is suspect.
- Recruits Randa.
- Turns 17. Little fuss is made.
- Takes down "My Inner Life" with Randa.
- Partnered with Zeb.
- Heads into "Rose Potter."
- Turns 18. Even less fuss is made.
- Gets turned into a Time Lord.
- Heads into "Little Miss Mary."
- Runs away from HQ.
- Returns to HQ.
- Put on probation.
- Re-partnered with Zeb.
- Turns 454.
- Becomes pregnant.
- Gives birth to Elanorelisindrivar.
- Still working in the DMS.
Mission Reports Edit
Home: Response Center 3-Apple-14 (Character Journal)
Missions are listed in chronological order.
(Note: A large number of these stories contain swearing. Ratings vary between T-M.)
Partnered with Randa Edit
- "Ordellya's Untimely End" (Harry Potter)
- "Lord Potter and the Barking Owl" (Harry Potter)
- "The Sue of Many Names" (Ranger's Apprentice)
- "A Stint Into WhatThe" (Harry Potter)
- "When Stus Stalk Sues" (Harry Potter)
- Makes an appearance in "Enter Badfic" (RWBY), Agents Ginger-Wise and Alloy (DMS)
- "Retribution" (Harry Potter)
- "My Inner Life" (The Legend of Zelda)
- "Flamingos" (interlude), with Doc and Vania Tolluk (DF)
- "The Lost Land" (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), with Agents Marvin and Printworthy (APD - MLP)
- "Supptertime Stories" (interlude), with Agents Falchion and Rayner Blitzkrieg (DF)
- "An Act of Sheer Will" (Pokémon), with Agents Falchion and Velociripper (DF)
Partnered with ZebEdit
- "Zeb" (interlude)
- "He Was Practically Asking For It" (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
- "Back Into WhatThe (Harry Potter)
- "Rose Potter" Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 (Harry Potter)
- "Fate Amenable to Change" (interlude), with the Notary, Wobbles the Clown, Desdendelle, and the Librarian
- "I Need a Freaking Drink" (mini-interlude), with Agent William Marshall
- "Two Sues for the Price of One" (Doctor Who)
- "Now This is Deliberate" (Doctor Who)
- "What's Latin for 'You Suck'?" (Lord of the Rings x Ranger's Apprentice), with Supernumerary and Ilraen-Aroline-Fothergill (DIC)
- "Misophist" (Doctor Who x Harry Potter), with Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF)
- "Completely Mistaken" (The Inheritance Cycle x Lord of the Rings), with the Reader and Kozar (DIC)
- "Trust" (interlude), with the Guardsman, Naya, and Terabyte
- "Continuity: Gallifrey Shrinks" (Continuity Council)
- "But is She Goffik?" (Harry Potter)
- "Screw Loose" (PPC badfic), with the Librarian (DF)
- "So Much for Subtlety" (Harry Potter), with Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF) and Corolla (DoSAT)
- "Of Stus Gone By" (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), with Valon and Kala (DF)
- "Avatar According to Sue" (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
- "Sue-tably Unimpressed" (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
- "Rassilon's Little Brat" (Doctor Who)
- "Cale Sèche" (interlude), with the Reader, the Guardsman, Naya, and Terabyte
- "Nothing Short of a God" (Twilight x X-Men), with the Reader and Kozar (DIC)
- "That Explains a Lot" (Doctor Who)
- "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" (Pirates of the Caribbean)
- "Extraterrestrial" (Doctor Who x Super Paper Mario), with Valon and Kala (DF).
- "An Overabundance of Snrfs" (Percy Jackson and the Olympians x Puella Magi Madoka Magica), with Ari (DIC)
- "Drinking Buddies" (interlude), with the Reader
- Makes an appearance in "Wisdom Like Silence" (The Inheritance Cycle x Ratchet & Clank), with Desdendelle (DF)
- "Glitter Levels Spiking" (Doctor Who)
- "Little Miss Mary" (Harry Potter Legendary Badfic)
- "Picking Up the Pieces (interlude), with Alex Dives and the Reader
- "A Chance Encounter" (interlude), with the Reader
- "Snippets of Gallifrey" (interlude)
- "Brink" (interlude), with the Reader, the Guardsman, Naya, Terabyte, and Alex
- Makes an appearance in "Baby Elf, Ent-queen" (Lord of the Rings), with Dawn McKenna (DMS)
- Makes an appearance in "Meeting the Exes" (interlude), with Dawn McKenna, T'Zar, Abaddon, and Jacques Bonnefoy
- "Three is a Magic Number" (mini-interlude)
- "Truth and Consequences" (mini-interlude), with the Reader
- "Irregular Apocalypse" (Harry Potter), with Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF)
- "Excuses and Accusations" (interlude), with Zeb, the Librarian, Desdendelle, and the Reader
- "No More Mr Nice Guy" (Doctor Who), with the Librarian (DF)
- "You'll Thank Me Later" (interlude), with the Librarian and Desdendelle (DF)
- "Shoot them Later" (Harry Potter x Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha), with the Librarian and Desdendelle (DF)
- "How I Became Yours" (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
- "Turns Out, it Wasn't Under the Table" (mini-interlude)
- "Family Ties" (Harry Potter)
- "Peace Makes Plenty" (interlude), with the Librarian
- "Firebent Out of Shape" (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
- Makes an appearance in "All My Life" (interlude), with the Notary, Falchion, and some newlyweds.
- "A Grimm Ending" (RWBY)
- "Sue Intelligence: 7" (World of Warcraft)
- "One Sue, Two Sue, Red Sue, Blue Sue" (Sofia the First)
- "Return to WhatThe" (Harry Potter)
- "Blue Slayed Sues" (Doctor Who)
- "Second Sue to the Right" (Peter Pan)
- "Waking Up" (mini-interlude)
- "How to Kill a Sue" (How to Train Your Dragon)
- "Hope for a Fiery Explosion" (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
- "The Writing Thief" (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
- Makes an appearance in "Thank You and Goodnight" (Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri), Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF)
- "I Thought He Was With You" (mini-interlude), with the Librarian (DF)
- "Sue High" (Sky High)
- "Babies, Babies Everywhere" (Harry Potter), with Dawn McKenna (DF)
- "Triplet Threat" (Twilight)
- "A Sparrow and a Stork" (Treasure Planet)
- "Curiosity Killed the Cat" (Harry Potter)
- "Mother Knows Best" (mini-interlude)
- "Azerest and Relaxation" (interlude, World of Warcraft)
- "Suepernatural" (Supernatural)
- "Bird Brain" (Maximum Ride x Lord of the Rings x Doctor Who)
- "Neverfree From Working" (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
- "Glitter Genes" (The Inheritance Cycle)
- "Back Where We Began" (interlude), with Randa Roan and Shamrock Alsike (DBS)
- "Not Always Thicker Than Water" (mini-interlude)
- "Daughter Mine" (Harry Potter)
- "Bad Idea" (interlude), with the Detective (DF)
- "Homecoming" (Harry Potter x Doctor Who), with the Detective and Jack Riggs (DF)
- "Fauxpilot" (Overwatch)
- "And Now for Something Completely Different" (interlude)
- "Glitterbender" (Avatar: The Last Airbender))
- "My Inner Life" (The Legend of Zelda), partnered with Randa
- "Rose Potter," Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 (Harry Potter), partnered with Zeb
- "Little Miss Mary" (Harry Potter), partnered with Zeb
- "How I Became Yours" (Avatar: The Last Airbender), partnered with Zeb