Ji-yeon Kang was born on December 30th in Seoul, South Korea. She lived in South Korea for twelve years before moving to the Water Kingdom back in Elementrium as Jae-sun and Gyeong had to go to school in Elementrium to master their powers.
During her twelve year period in Korea, this is where Ji-yeon's character really came into a solid foundation. Although most of her family moved back to Elementrium after the birth of the twins, Ji-yeon chose to stay in Korea with an old family friend until she was twelve, giving her at least one year in Elementrium before she went to school
Throughout her early childhood years, Ji-yeon had really made a name for herself in the small neighborhood she lived in, and in school. During school, she was known to be in the top of her class, and in her neighborhood, she was known to be the toughest girl around, who took no dirt from anyone. Children in both school and her neighborhood not only feared her (sometimes :D) but respected her.
Around her ninth birthday is where she really showed she was leader when she had to do this project with a group of kids she'd never worked with, or frankly talked with either. Because they were all unfamiliar with each other, it was quite awkward, but Ji-yeon took the lead and began organizing the plans and giving out jobs to each student.
Along the way, she forced them to introduce themselves to each other, and they actually became quite good friends.
As she approached her twelfth birthday, Ji-yeon already seemed to have her life together. She had been planning every bit of her first year, from her study schedules, to her homework hours, to the time she woke up at, and the time she went to sleep at. She kept tabs on applications for school sports her older sister, Gyeong sent her, and even wrote a persuasive essay to get her parents to allow her to continue dance and swimming back Korea, as long as she figured out away to transport herself from both planets easily.
Everything gone as planned during first year, and the plan she composed for second year went well too. But the transitional summer from second year to third year is what changed her forever. Ji-yeon had been visiting that family friend she had lived with for twelve years back in Korea, and even staying with them for a few weeks.
She hadn't been aware there was a new "tough girl" in the streets, or that she was an elemental herself, so when she came across the girl, she had no time to prepare for what happened next. The two dueled with their powers in an abandoned alleyway, and Ji-yeon had won fairly, but the girl was a sore loser. So when Ji-yeon turned to leave, the girl blasted her in the back with her powers, knocking her into a coma.
When Ji-yeon came out of that coma, two months later, she was a changed person. She no longer though as she used to, and no longer believed in the rules she had once set for herself. She believed in her instincts, taking risks, depending on her strength and smarts, and most importantly, trust.
Ji-yeon would never be as trusting, as naive, again. She would keep her tabs on everyone, and anyone she thought could be a possible threat. She was no longer the strong and sweet leader everyone had knew her to be. She was a rebel, and that's how she would remain for the rest of her life....
Well, unless she falls in love.