Name: Ritsu Takeda
Nicknames: Ritsuko (by Dmitri, primarily when presenting as female)
Occupation: College student, singer/performer at a speakeasy or smth
Gender: Genderfluid (doesn't use this term themself); typically IDs as male, IDs as female during performances or when presenting as female
Sexual Orientation: Asexual aromantic
Love Interest(s): None, is close friends and somewhat intimate with Dmitri
Likes: Photography and experimental art, movies, new and cool technology in general, fashion
Dislikes: Sports, social events, rules and social regulations
Strengths: Creative and spontaneous, willing to take huge risks, almost fearless, good stage presence/charisma when performing
Weaknesses: Poor social skills (primarily is really bad at reading the mood), poor at conveying honest emotions, dismissive of other people's opinions, is actually doing pretty bad academically
Personality: loud and confident, tends to think of themself as an ideal person while others are somehow beneath them. Often can be a bit snarky and rude. Has very little tact, comes off as shockingly blunt.
Ritsu is an alternate universe version of my character Lafayette from my story Nerdy and Jock. Here, Ritsu is a Japanese student studying in an American college in the early 1920's. He has an interest in photography, cinematography, and the performing arts.
Aside from being a college student, Ritsu works at a speakeasy/nightclub as a female singer/performer at night. They're also Dmitri's roommate--they see Dmitri as their closest friend and the only one they can truly open up to regarding personal opinions and feelings.
This is a minor thing, but Ritsu's second language is English and sometimes has trouble conveying their thoughts and feelings in English. Because of this, Ritsu keeps to themself a bit more and is a little less rambunctious compared to their Nerdy and Jock counterpart (except maybe around Dmitri).
(note: I generally use neutral pronouns for them, but Ritsu prefers he/him pronouns when presenting as male and she/her pronouns when presenting as female. No one in-universe uses neutral pronouns for them.)