Appearance: Somewhat shorter than average, with a slim build. Looks rather fragile in her normal clothes, but is built like an athlete. Her hair falls halfway down her back, or is sometimes done up in a complicated bun, while her tail trails a little above her ankle. She wears elegant dresses, and frilly blouses, but would rather wear something simple like a tank-top, and sports shorts.
Skin color: Cream
Eye color: Crimson
Hair color: Deep Dark Red, but shine's a bit brighter red under sunlight or bright lights.
Special Talent (Pony or Zebra): Track and Field or 'Traditional' Sports in general, but she's forced to tell everyone it's Finance.
Cutiemark(Located on thigh and probably clothing): Laurel Wreathe, but there's a sticker that's of an Iron Crown.
Major(Doesn't have to be related to talent): Business, though Journalism's more interesting to her.
Personality: On the outside, Payne's the most pleasant pony to get along with. The epitome of polite, knowing her manners and respectfully addressing others, all while keeping a good composure and an almost aloof demeanor towards everything. Rarely would you see her say a cruel word to anyone she passed, let alone cuss. But she almost seems distant at times, as well as painfully humble at points as well, to the point where trying to become anything closer than friendly acquaintances would be like trying to vault across the Grand Canyon with a toothpick. In fact, Humility is probably her most outstanding characteristic. In fact, it's hard to hold anything against her ladylike persona, due to how hard she tries to be nothing but pleasant. She also seems slightly air-headed at times too. Though despite the fact she seems ladylike, she's a bit flippant on showing off her cutie mark.
That's because In reality, Payne's a headstrong, arrogant, bold, highly competitive, brash, stubborn, and proud to a fault individual. It's her tiny act of defiance, to show off that sticker that covered her actual cutie mark. The girl almost has anger issues due to being forced to repress her true personality and feelings on a constant basis, that she'd frequently go into irrational fits of rage when she's by herself, snapping at some of the littlest things. As evidence, she has a bucket full of broken pencils from whenever a piece of homework wasn't understood well (which was often). But she's also extraordinarily passionate about the things she cares about, whenever she's able to find something to care about, almost to the point she'd get into fist fights with whoever would go against it. ...That is, if she were allowed to. Payne's almost truthfully tomboyish as well, she despises all the girly and elegant crap she has to pretend to be 24/7, and would rather wear something a bit less... airy. She'd also like to be taken more seriously as well. And to use her wings more, as she was forbidden from letting her wings expanding farther than an eighth of it's span, and her feet/hooves (? I dunno.) from leaving the ground at all. She lies about being physically slight to avoid any questions, which pisses her off the most.
Backstory: Payne's the daughter of one of Luna Universities' biggest benefactors, and very wealthy Iron Baron, Royal 'Regal' Payne. Though he could've gotten his name changed, Regal did not want to tarnish the Payne name, as his father before him, and his father before him, and his father before him and so on had that name, and proudly bore it. So he chose Regal, as it didn't sound as bad to be a 'Regal Payne', but also made his acquiring of his business more legitimate. He's also secretly part of a trust, and is the head of the board of trustees that overlooks that trust. And thanks to his achievements, Regal would do anything he can to his keep status at all cost.
Because of this, Delightful's had an unrealistically strict upbringing, learning how to be ladylike and how to act among other nobles and some such. Also an extensive amount of self-defense martial arts, but she was given a pretty bad beating if it was ever found out that she let anyone know that she could do so. The strictness was to the point that Payne never really had any friends growing up, and even when she did, they soon went off to have fun while she was stuck at home, basically being brought up to be the perfect Lady to be married off to some other baron in the trust. She's also never known who her mother is.
Though, ever since she was little, Payne has always wanted to do sports and other athletics like that, but her father didn't like that at all. And despite her attempts at rebellion and going against her father, her rebellious spirit was quashed in the end, and she's learned it'd be better to just do what she's told then.
In fact, attending Luna University was a fluke, since most of her education was to be private. But some unplanned circumstances lead to her enrollment in Luna Universities, with her living in a posh apartment nearby, with the maid that's taken care of her ever since she was born. So despite the fact that Payne had no hope of possibly defying her father's wishes, there was still a spark that she might be able to.
Of course, her enrollment had nothing to do with Payne's academic abilities (though she would probably meet requirements as her academic skills only barely met requirements, and her hypothetical involvement in sports would've definitely made up for it), but was in fact all thanks to her father's influence. Something which she hated, but couldn't say anything against it.