They didn’t say it had to be a human. Mine is a weasel. We had to come up with a 100 word write-up to describe our character.
Itachi is the ninth son of a great samurai general, from the noble badger clan. He is illegitimate and an embarrassment to his father. His eight brothers (badgers and stoats) are all strong and brave, and are heroic samurai. Itachi is physically weak, but very clever, quick on his feet, and stealthy. He is a trickster kind of hero. He works best alone and in the dark, since years of falling short of his brothers makes him choke in front of a crowd and falter under observation. He wants to be a great samurai and make his father proud, but he knows that he can’t do it with brute force. He has to be smarter and faster. He has to find his own way.