Puakai Irongut was an Atlantean gifted with extraordinary healing skills and powers, giving her the nickname 'Irongut' for her ability to withstand the most gruesome of physical distortions with a cheerful attitude and perhaps a cheerful hum. While traveling to another town to purchase much needed supplies that were rare in her rural home outside of Atlantis, she was attacked by a large and aggressive lone shark, barely escaping she was only able to escape by ripping her arm locked in his jaw away from her body and fleeing into a small wedge between two rocks. She bled quite a bit and spent the next two days finding out just how difficult regrowing ones limbs can be, especially when near death, almost blacking out, and with constant adrenaline pumping from the vibrations of the shark moving outside the sanctuary in the water. Eventually more sharks drawn by the smell of blood chased the large aggressive one away, until they gave up interest finding no food and left as well. On the second day she noticed some physical changes to her body as her skin became a less vibrant shade of blue, her mouth widened, growing many rows of sharp teeth, and her legs became a asymmetrical shark tail, matching the one owned by her assailant. She was a bit frightened but interested in her new form and began to explore what she could do.She could swim in bursts faster, her own body healed itself in ranged increments depending on the damage (minor = fast!, major = sloowww) Eventually she found if she concentrated she could revert back to the way she had always looked, or into a smaller version of a thresher shark. She prefers to stay in the hybrid form however, finding it requires no concentration. This is her second year as a were-shark and she much enjoys it, although it has given her a few embarrassing moments between not figuring out how to keep clothes between changes and eating many things such as license plates before realizing it with a blush but hey, a girl's gotta eat...a lot... Although distracted by the smell of blood while healing, she is usually able to brush it off until after the practice is done before ingesting overwhelming amounts of food or other things if food is unavailable. At 22 she tries to maintain a carefree attitude about things and above all is an equal healer to all, trying to believe that that is what her gift and skill is for.