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Name: Angelus “Angel” Rodriguez [Anjierasu “Enjieru” Rodorigesu]
Affiliation: Soul Society, Gotei 13, Squad 13
Rank: Lieutenant of Squad 13.
Description: Hispanic background. Dark brown skin. Dark eyes. Athletic built. He looks 22, so that would be nearly 200 in Soul Society years. He has golden hair that sweeps kind of up and back in messy spikes with a bit of a side part. He has quite a deep voice with an Hispanic accent. Nothing heavy or comical, he randomly uses Spanish words in regular conversations, says things like “ches” instead of “yes” and rolls his Rrrrrs a little.
Personality: Because of his uncharacteristic golden hair others in the Seireitei, especially Matsumoto, comment on it and continuously spread rumours that it’s dyed. This pisses Angel off easily due to getting this comment all his life, he has even been known to snap at Captains when they catch him off guard and made an off-handed remark, but he quickly realises what he’s done and apologizes. Other than that he’s a pretty laid back guy, humble and very nonchalant, like he doesn’t care about anything.
..He’s often found taking a siesta in odd places, and when he’s questioned about why he isn’t doing something useful, he remarks that it is his “right as a child of the homeland” to take siestas whenever he feels the need. Often the ‘odd places’ in which he’s napping are close to the action whenever there is trouble. Ichigo asked him why this is and he said that he’s “always been a magnet for trouble” but it is implied that he positions himself where he can make sure nothing goes wrong and so he can help anyone in need, but he denies it. Also, he seems to always know more that he should, he says this is due to “unintentionally” eavesdropping on other people while napping. He keeps mostly to himself, but he is considerate and respectful when dealing with others and has been wrangled into many a situation with all the other Lieutenants and some Captains and is accepted by most, if not all. The Shinigami Women’s Association found out that he is a very good cook and he agreed to cook them a feast for one of their meetings, saying “I could never say no to 10 beautiful women.. Who could all kick my arse”. He is respectful but somewhat uncomfortable around women and adopts a nervous persona rather than his usual nonsalant-ness. Especially women like Matsumoto who have very outgoing personalities, and are very forward about calling Angel handsome. He also likes a drink on occasion, seen out with some of the boys enjoying a bottle of sake.. Or 4.
..His recent appointment as Lieutenant of Squad 13 has done little to change his laid back lifestyle. He leaves most of the work to the No.3 seats, as they have been doing it for so long already; he says that it would be a mistake to change it now. But this is really so he has more time to do what he wants, when he wants. The 3rd seats like this because they were worried that they would be forgotten when a new lieutenant was appointed. His leadership style is relaxed but firm, he expects the orders he gives to be followed, but is not unkind towards his subordinates, he is open to their ideas and shows them respect. They are grateful for this and soon they show great loyalty toward him. They colloquially call him ‘Lieutenant Angel’, but when other Lieutenants or Captains are around they call him ‘Lieutenant Rodriguez’ but he always nonchalantly tells them to call him Angel even in front of a Captain, they never do.
..Captain Ukitake was concerned about Angel’s attitude towards his new position and asked Captain Kyōraku to talk to him as he reasoned that they had things in common. Shunsui turned up to where Angel was napping and asked if he could join. Angel was very nonchalant and said ok. After a short while a small scuffle broke out nearby between some of the lower members of a random squad. Shunsui noticed that Angel shifted his position ever so slightly so that he was in a better position to both see what was happening and make it easier for him to get up if needed, even though it still looked like he was sleeping. After a little while Kyōraku suggested that they go for a drink, Angel agreed. On their way to a bar they were stopped by Nanao, and Angel felt uncomfortable about the way the Captain acted towards her. Later at the bar, after a few drinks, Shunsui was able to open Angel up a bit and learn a lot about him by subtle things in his words. Also, a few members from Squad 13 were also in the bar and Kyōraku got to see how Angel interacted with his Squad and how they acted towards him. Eventually, the Captain had a bit too much to drink and Angel had to carry him back to his barracks where Captain Ukitake was waiting. Angel didn’t stick around for long, and when Shunsui came to he told Ukitake that he had nothing to worry about, that Angel was the right man for the job.
..Ichigo later finds out that he takes siestas during the day because he is either patrolling the Rukongai or training in secret at night. Ichigo and Angel run into each other while chasing down the same group of Hollows beyond the Seireitei. And during the ensuing adventure to find and kill said Hollows, it is revealed that Angel has an immense love for the Seireitei and all who dwell in and around it, and that he trains every night to ensure he is ready for ANY enemy that strikes at the people he has sworn to protect. Ichigo made a joke that he was like the Seireitei’s personal “guardian Angel”.. *cough*
History: Angel grew up in the Rukongai, nearly 200 years before the main story line, in the district of Kusajishi, the North Alley of Loitering Spirits (The same district where future-Captain, Kenpachi Zaraki, found his future-Lieutenant, Yachiru Kusajishi); it is a tough district to be a child in, full of robbery and murder and with frequent Hollow attacks. So he and a group of friends formed a gang to keep each other safe. Angel was one of the oldest and loved the other children who he considered to be his family. He was a happy-go-lucky kid who took a lot of chances to steal food and provisions for the other kids. He was fast and stealthy but was often hurt by making risky escapes or when caught by the person he stole from and was beaten up. He looked up to the oldest boy, their leader, who he considered to be strong and wise. ‘The leader’ often lectured Angel about taking stupid risks, saying that “It would be better to be cold and hungry than see you [Angel] die.”
..During one of the frequent Hollow attacks on the district, his group was caught by two large Hollows. The leader stood between the two Hollows and the gang in an attempt to protect them but was quickly knocked to the side by one Hollow, while the other launched itself at the group devouring most of the kids easily, only leaving one other boy, the leader and Angel left alive. Seeing his family eaten by the Hollows infuriated and terrified Angel, and with two large Hollows bearing down on him he stood in front of the other boy determined to save him from the same fate as the rest of the group. The first Hollow grabbed him and the second grabbed the boy who was torn apart with ease. The Hollow holding Angel started to squeeze him and nearly killed him, when Angel felt like the pain was going to overwhelm him his life flashed before his eyes, and remembering the faces and deaths of his friends triggered something within him, and a large surge of Spiritual Pressure burst forth from Angel like a gale force wind and killed the Hollow that was holding him. The other, bigger Hollow was thrown backwards but survived, and was surprised by the death of his partner. The surge of Spiritual Pressure was uncontrolled and nearly killed Angel, draining his energy to the point of near-unconsciousness. As he lay on the ground, unable to move, watching through half closed eyes as the winded Hollow got up and moved towards him, a large black figure moved into his line of sight. Angel watched as the Shinigami killed the Hollow with a single sweep of his sword, before losing consciousness.
..Angel awoke in the 4th division barracks after being treated for his wounds and exhaustion. He was informed that he was brought here with the leader by a random Shinigami. Later, he was tested and it was discovered that he had an above average level of Spiritual Energy, so he was accepted into the Shinōreijutsuin (Spiritual Arts Academy). Angel was reluctant to admit that he was impressed by the power of the Shinigami and felt an almost overpowering guilt that he wasn’t strong enough to save anyone from the Hollows, but at first he refused the offer because the leader was also tested, but did not meet the requirements. The leader took him aside and told him to not be so stupid, that this was a chance at a better life, away from the Kusajishi District. He told Angel not to worry about him, that he would be alright, but to promise him that he would do his best and train hard so next time he can protect the ones he cares about. So, with new found determination, he accepted the position at the academy.
Training: Angel attended the Shinōreijutsuin, and trained in the Spiritual Arts. He never tired of learning new skills and absorbed each day’s training with a savage curiosity. His Masters saw his potential but often scorned him for taking great personal risks in order to protect others or complete missions, but he never risked anyone other than himself. It was also noted that he would often turn up to training with injuries unrelated to the previous days training. An inquiry was made but nothing was ever uncovered. This indicates that, even early on at the academy, he was already spending his nights outside the Seireitei training and hunting Hollows.
..After the 6 years in the academy he was an extremely capable fighter and found to have great proficiency in stealth, tracking, espionage (intelligence gathering) and the ability to almost completely suppress his Spiritual Energy. All of this was probably due to his “extra-curricular activities”.
..So after the academy he was accepted into Squad 2, the Onmitsukidō (Stealth force), and extensively trained in covert ops. He was put into the Patrol Corps, and used to gather data on uprisings, tracking and apprehending criminals, and generally patrolling the various lands and dimensions under the protection of the Gotei 13.
..As time went on, he rose through the ranks, becoming a team leader. He was given hundreds of team and personal missions. He was even used by other Squads in missions requiring his particular skill set. Angel was eventually brought before Captain Suì-Fēng and told that he had been chosen as the new Lieutenant for Squad 13 after a strong recommendation from several sources, most notably, a “glowing” recommendation from his immediate superior Lieutenant Ōmaeda.
Name: Heaven’s Breath [Tengoku No Buresu]
Appearance: Normal length katana. The guard is a circle with an angel wing pattern. The guard and hilt are gold with white cloth.
Shikai Name: Heaven’s Breath [Tengoku No Buresu]
Shikai Release Command: Exhale! Heaven’s Breath. [Hassru Ru! Tengoku No Buresu]
• Sub-Type: Duel-Blade
• Element: Wind
Description: Double Tonfa-Blades: The whole Zanpakutō splits in two. The blades and hilts shorten, the guards becomes rectangles, shortens on the back edge side of the blade and change from wings to a ‘Japanese cloud’ pattern, the hilt grows into an L shape, and a silver chain grows from the end of each main-hilt which connects the two swords. Also the colour of the hilt and guard changes from gold to silver. The cloth stays white.
..This Zanpakutō can be used in a variety of ways, but predominately they are used as close combat weapons. They are held by the side-hilt with the back edge of the blades against the forearms. The blades are also used in the regular sword like way, but not as frequently. Also, they can be used as long range weapons. The chain that connects the two blades can extend and retract at Angel’s will. So each blade can be thrown to attack enemies at a long range. The down-side is Angel has VERY limited control over the trajectory once the blade has been thrown. Also the chain’s extension-retraction speed isn’t the fastest. It would not be fast enough to strike speedy enemies and would leave Angel somewhat open for a few seconds during retraction.
Ability: My Zanpakutō’s ability is fairly simple. As the name suggests, it is a wind element based weapon. Angel infuses the air around the blades of his Zanpakutōs with Spiritual Energy and it becomes an extension of the blades themselves. The air moves at an extremely fast pace and is made up of thousands of small currents of air in constant motion. These “air-blades” can slice an opponent like a normal blade. Often the currents move away from the blades but quickly lose the ability to cut things. Only the air in the direct vicinity of the blades is affected by Angel’s Spiritual Energy. The enemy cannot see this wind; however, the things near the blades are ruffled by the wind as it moves away from the blades and dissipates, such as a Shinigami’s clothing. So a perceptive opponent would deduce what was happening from this phenomenon.
..The air-blades are not as powerful as a direct slash from the actual blades themselves but can still do damage enough to hurt. Also if an enemy takes a direct hit from the blades the wound would be made wider and deeper by the air-blades. The air-blades do not affect other Zanpakutōs; they cannot block blows by other weapons. They can only cut flesh and armour. Also, the air-blades can be increased in size from a few inches to about 100 meters, but since the blades are formed by a constant exertion of Spiritual Energy the bigger the blades are made the quicker Angel will tire. Therefore he varies them between 5 inches to half a meter during most battles.
..The air-blades can also be used as a blunt force instrument by exerting a large amount of Spiritual Pressure in an instant, with the blades as a focal point. This is used to push an opponent back, if they’re up in your face with your Zanpakutō’s locked together in a power struggle, or even to knock them to the ground at tremendous speed.
..And speaking of tremendous speed; using his air manipulation skills he is able to create a frictionless kind of barrier around his body to aid his shunpo, of which he is an expert but not a master. He’s not the fastest person in the Seireitei but by using his air-blade technique he is able to increase his speed to rival even that of Yoruichi.. Well, not quite.
Bankai Name: Heaven’s Fury [Tengoku No Densetsu]
Bankai Release Command: Sweep away all existence, Heaven’s Fury! [Subetento sonzai wo issou, Tengoku No Densetsu]
• Sub-Type: Multiple Blade
• Element: Wind
Description: When Bankai is released one of the two Shikai Zanpakutōs completely dissolves and the other only dissolves to the guard. The hilt is all that is left. The guard and hit revert to their sealed shape and length, the white cloth disappears, the colour becomes a bright gold, as if it is lit from within, and it gets a diagonal line pattern along its length. Angel’s kimono becomes white, the sash at his waist and white under–kimono-shirt thing become a subtle gold colour. The sash attaching the Lieutenant’s Badge to his arm stays white, as it is an addition to his original uniform.
..The actual “blade” of Angel’s Bankai is made up of thousands of feather shaped blades which form together in the shape of wings at Angel’s back. When first released the wings are in the same position as the Zanpakutō’s Spirit’s wings. The colour of Angel’s Spiritual Energy / Pressure is pure white so the feathers are a shining white colour, but not overpoweringly bright.
Ability: The first, and most used, ability of Angel’s Bankai is when the feather-blades are in wing formation. It is immediately activated once Bankai is released. The feathers can be used for both attack and defence, using only a few at a time or all of them at once. The feathers seem to move of their own accord, but in reality, Angel is controlling them with his mind. Not having to use physical movements to control the path of the feathers reduces their reaction time and increases their defensive capabilities. Also, the speed of the feathers depends on how many are being used to attack as it takes more concentration to move a larger number of feathers at one time. For example, if only using one feather to attack, it would move faster than the eye could see, but using all of them at once would drastically reduce their speed and be easily dodged by higher level enemies. The blades in their wing-form can also be used to increase Angel’s running and flight speed exponentially. He becomes as fast as a master of shunpo, but is still not classed as one due to it not being his natural skill.
..The second ability is called Shattering Vortex [Datsu Tsubu Uzu]. When this ability is activated the wings on Angel’s back start to flap, which produces an extremely strong current of air that traps the enemy within a tornado-like-vortex. As the wings are creating this vortex, the feather-blades are detaching from the wings in a constant stream, flowing down the current and merging with the vortex until no feathers remain at Angel’s back. The air infused with the blades attacks the enemy from all sides until they are able to break free or die.
..The third, and final, ability of this Bankai is called Choir of Redemption [Shoukan No Seika Tai]. Angel draws the golden hilt of his Zanpakutō and raises it with both hands above his head. All the feather-blades group together above the hilt in a kind of downwards arrow shape, making a huge blade of shining white energy. With this technique Angel can do devastating damage to an enemy easily with one strike. The problem is, with Angel needing two hands to hold this weapon aloft, and the size of the blade hindering its manoeuvrability, it leaves Angel somewhat defenceless. Thrusting with the blade practically slices through the fabric of space and allows Angel to move from one point to another in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, Angel cannot change his trajectory once he starts moving, and moving at that speed, it is difficult to stop quickly. So if he misses his target, and he very rarely does, he will keep moving forward exposing his back before he can stop. The reason this ability is called CHOIR of Judgement is because all the feather-blades being forced together in this blade form are continuously striking one another, and when the smaller blades make contact they release a pure note of sound. With thousands of blades striking together thousands of times it creates the illusion of music coming from the larger blade.
Zanpakutō Spirit: The spirit of Heaven’s Breath is in the form of a female angel of the same age as Angel. She has six wings all coming from a singular point between her shoulder blades and they kind of overlap each other in sets of two. The top two wings are the largest and curve up and over her shoulders and are quite spread out, the middle two are bent closer to the body and are positioned at a 90 degree angle to her body and the third pair are much smaller than the others and positioned downwards, kind of wrapping around her body and legs, but not so tightly that you can’t clearly see her arms and body. She kind of floats, her wings don’t flap but she doesn’t stand on nothing like a Shinigami, her legs just kind of hang. She has blonde hair that flows in waves and soft curls over her shoulder and down her back to her waist. She wears a white flowing robe with gold trim in a Grecian style. Gold bangles / bracelets adorn her arms and ankles. And a beautiful golden corset at her waist. Her voice is soft and sweet, even when angry she keeps a level tone which often disturbs Angel.
Inner World: Heaven’s Breath’s inner world is made up of giant cathedrals of clouds. Not literal cathedrals, just huge masses of clouds. There is a sky-blue background. The clouds that make up this inner world are constantly moving and changing shape and there is a never ending soft wind. There is no sense of direction within this world. Also, gravity is kind of a moot point, as the Spirit floats and Angel can stand on nothing. The world is also affected by the Spirits mood. If she is angry the blue gets darker, the wind moves faster and the clouds get a grey hue, to the point where there can be a gale force wind, the blue is almost a black colour, thunder can be heard, and lightning can be seen within the clouds.
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I'll copy/paste my guy from a Mangastream RPG I was in. Zanpakuto was a bazooka because bazookas are awesome. Also, he was a Captain, so, the Bankai may be a tad overpowered lol.
Name: Heikishou Kikou
Affiliation: Gotei 13
Rank: 7th Division Captain, Head Professor of the Shinigami Academy
Epithets: "The Professor", "The Iron Wall", "The Fallout King"
Appearance: Kikou is six feet three inches (~190 cm), thin and wiry, and has tan skin. He has light brown hair which sticks up and forward in the same direction as Kisame's does. Kikou wears the standard Shinigami uniform and Captain's haori, but with a heavy flak jacket over it. The jacket has several pouches and has a camouflage design. Kikou also wears a scarf that usually covers his neck and mouth, which also has a camouflage design. He takes off the jacket and scarf for formal occasions, such as for Captain meetings.
After his battle with Chi, Kikou was aged the equivalent of ten Human years. His hair now has a several grey streaks in it.
Personality: Kikou is usually quiet -- he only speaks when it's absolutely important. His quietness shouldn't be mistaken as shyness, however: he's just mellow. Kikou hates conflict and tries to act as the voice of reason. He also enjoys teaching others and likes his position as Captain, educating and mentoring lower-ranked members of his division. He makes a point of learning the names of everyone in his division (as well as everyone he ever taught at the Academy).
Kikou is very morally upright and holds to a code of peace, though he accepts the fact that a perfect, warless world is impossible and allows for killing as a last resort. Others have noted that this aversion to killing sometimes leaves his enemies in fates worse than death, such as being crippled for life.
Stats: (spoiler'd for length)
- Kikou's life was perfect, so when he died he couldn't bear to part with it, becoming a Hollow. A Shinigami rescued him, however, and this event changed Kikou's life (er, death) forever. Filled with admiration for what the Shinigami had done, Kikou decided he wanted to devote the rest of his time to be a Shinigami and save others himself.
- Unfortunately, about half a century into his career Kikou saw it systematically destroyed. After a mission into Hueco Mundo, two of his fellow Shinigami brutally tortured an Adjuchas Menos and committed acts of vulgarity. Angered, Kikou and the other Shinigami brought the two back and demanded to the Central 46 that the two be tried for their crimes. Instead, the Central 46 rewarded the two Shinigami with promotions for "acts of bravery" and demoted the others, including Kikou, for "conspiring with Hollows". For the next few years, the Central 46 further humiliated Kikou by blacklisting him, preventing him from being promoted. This threatened to make Kikou cynical beyond help, but thankfully his Captain at the time helped convince him there was hope.
- After a century of struggling Kikou proved his Captain right, doing so much for the Gotei 13 that the Central 46 had no choice but to promote him, to Vice-Captain. Several years later his Captain was chosen for the Royal Guard and he became the Captain of the Seventh Division.
- Having remained in touch with the Academy as a part-time Professor, Kikou also became the Head as well, and made several reforms to integrate it with the Gotei 13.
- He eventually became one of the Four Senior Captains (a system that had replaced the Commander-General), just in time to face a crisis -- the entirety of Hueco Mundo had gathered under the banner of four Privarron Arrancar calling themselves the Four Horsemen. They waged war with the Soul Society, and in the process the two worlds were temporarily merged in an event known as the Convergence. The balance of the spiritual realm was thrown off balance while both sides struggled to dominate the other. Kikou played his part, defeating one of the Four Horsemen, Chi, or Death.
Name: Rogga of the Seven Atrocities
Appearance: In sealed form, Rogga resembles a double-sized jian. One half of the blade is ivory white, and the other is obsidian black. The hilt is a demon's head, with a full set of teeth running along its middle. The handle is hand-and-a-half, with a blood red jewel at the end.
Triggered by the release command "Annihilate", Rogga transforms from jian form into a giant bazooka with camouflage design.
- 'Shikai Special Ability': "Infinite Rounds", in which Rogga can shoot blasts of energy. So named because the source of this energy comes from nearby spirit particles (similar to a Quincy's powers), of which Soul Society has plenty; in other words, "Infinite Rounds" isn't actually infinite, it just seems to be. Theoretically Rogga can be even stronger in Hueco Mundo, where the spirit particles are higher in concentration.
- Instead of shooting these energy blasts, the energy can be solidified into actual missiles of different shapes and sizes to suit the situation. When solidified, however, their number becomes significantly less (ie. no longer 'infinite'). Some of the "solid" techniques are as follows
- Anti-Air (SAM/AAM): Specifically designed to counter flight and aerial movement, these missiles track the signature density and shape of Reiryoku that Shinigami and Hollow/Arrancar condense beneath their feet. Upon contact, the missiles release a shockwave that nullifies this Reiryoku, causing the target to temporarily lose their ability to stay in the air. This doesn't work for Quincy or Humans that use a different technique to stay in the air.
- Reiatsu Seeker: As the name suggests, this missile works by detecting reiatsu (similar to real-world heat-seekers) and flying towards it. The downside to this is that it seeks out any reiatsu, so its path can be disrupted if, for example, someone other than the target releases a wave of Reiatsu, making it change direction. In fact, the missiles would seek out Kikou himself if not for his constantly-suppressed Reiatsu.
- Depth Charges: Unlike the other two, these missiles start off as regular energy blasts. Because of an initial lack of corporeal form, they can 'burrow' through liquids and solid surfaces. After a certain point, they solidify into actual 'charges', after which they explode.
Rogga, Demon of War.
In this form, Rogga manifests as a mechanical suit of armor that covers Kikou's chest and shoulders, as well as a helmet resembling Rogga's head. Two machine guns are mounted on top of the shoulder guards, and four pairs of bandoleers hang down from each machine gun, connected to the chest of the suit. Finally, a turret-type 'main gun' is attached to the back of the suit of armor.
- "One Round". First, Kikou holds his arms out in front of him, and his gauntlets attach and expand to form a shield with horizontal slits for his eyes. The main gun then swivels around from the back of the suit of armor to rest on top of the shield. Spiritual energy is gathered from the surroundings and Kikou himself, powering up a single orb of destructive energy. Kikou then shoots the orb, which upon impact can release powerful explosion. This explosion is akin to a nuclear blast, reaching two miles in diameter from the initial blast, and the resulting shockwave spreading to fourteen miles in diameter. This is usually enough to end most fights, which is where the name "One Round" comes from.
- Because this ability uses his own spiritual energy rather than that of his surroundings, Kikou is usually drained after this attack, enough to be hospitalized.Therefore he can only use it once per battle, and oftentimes only when he has no choice (he hates his hospital visits).
- There is a little-known aftereffect of the Bankai attack; however, most enemies are usually killed after the attack itself so if there is an aftereffect they're not around to experience it. This aftereffect is revealed during Kikou's fight with Chi to be nuclear fallout, in the form of intense radiation which causes those in its area of effect to literally "decay". This is perceived by Chi to be the most dangerous aspect of Kikou's Bankai, even worse than the attack itself. The lethal radiation works like a fast-acting poison, eating away at Reiryoku and life energy itself. The radiation is where Kikou's epithet "The Fallout King" comes from.
- The shockwave from the explosion is enough to hurt anyone who escapes a direct hit. Similarly, the recoil would normally rip apart the user, but the suit of armor provides the secondary passive ability of inertial dampening to protect Kikou from its side effects.
Last edited by Aikidoka; August 05, 2011 at 01:06 AM.
Name: Suzushi Ruishin
Affiliation: Gotei 13, 14th Division (Special Auxiliary Force)
Rank: Captain of 14th Division
Epithets: The ‘Eye’ of Seireitei
Description: He is a bright skinned man. Dark eyes. His appearance is like a mid 20s young man. Ruishin has hair like Kuchiki Byakuya but his hair is tied with normal black strings instead of the Kuchiki’s Kenseikan. Ruishin’s idea of fashion is totally genuine and did not copy from anywhere. His accents usually make people feel carefree but respected at the same time, which reduces the mistakes when one can communicate.
Personality: Ruishin really likes his close friends to call him as Ruishin and prefer acquaintance to call him Captain Suzushi. He is as cool as Captain Kuchiki, as intellectual as Captain Hitsugaya and as peace-loving as Ex-Captain, Tousen Kaname. He would opt for the best way to end his fight quickly and quietly. He neither like attention to himself or his battles, it’s all because he doesn’t like many people finding out his ability. In most of his battles, he always uses his No.1 and only strategy, Shunpo (Flash Step) and impale the target’s back. Ruishin doesn’t like to keep captive of anyone, it’s because he would be too busy dealing with hatred from his defeated opponents, which he really doesn’t like at all. In all the aspects of battle-styles, he favors speed, Ruishin thinks that speed is the determining factor that decides a battle’s fate. Holding on to that belief, he started training his Shunpo when he first heard the name ‘Shunpo’. With his extraordinary Shunpo, Ruishin sees things a little bit different than others, different in the movements... To Ruishin, everything moves half a beat slower and he can react a little bit faster than normal people can do. That helps him a lot in his battles and saved himself quite a number of times from critical strikes.
History: Ruishin was sent to West Rukongai District #37, Shin Riku(Dead Land) when he died. Ruishin died from a car accident, trying to rush home to see his old dog for the last time. Unfortunately, he got hit my a tractor at high-speed and flew quite a distance away. He was then hospitalized but it was too fatal that he died. Ruishin met a few fellows in the Rukongai when he was showering in the river somewhere around the jungle. It was pure coincidence that there were 2 young pretty girls in that group too, but too bad, they din’t see the important part of the whole incident. Since then, they mixed together and roamed around other districts too. Soon, Ruishin fell in love with one of the girls, her name was Yuru. She doesn’t remember her real name after she came to Rukongai, she named herself after seeing how fascinating a person can move when he’s drunk. Ruishin and Yuru always hang out together as a couple when they’re in the group or not. Ruishin brought her to several places and had quite a good time together. After 2 years of playing and fooling around, Ruishin started to feel uncomfortable to be wasting time, even after death, so he left the group, including Yuru, to get more knowledge or anything that’s beneficial. With a broken heart and soul, he traveled along his path, going straight, bent his path when he sees an obstacle and proceeds on until he finds a person, who is capable of teaching him whatever which is significant to himself. Then, maybe he din’t notice, his path of adventure is slightly off-course where he’s traveling closer and closer to Seireitei. Just when he reached South Rukongai District #19, Ryoko Unsei(Traveller’s Fortune), he was so sleepy that he collided with an old man named Baka Tsuchi. Ruishin apologized and offered him help to get home. Here’s where the story begins. This old man, so happen to be the son of a man who once had affairs with Captain-Commander Yamamoto Genryuusai Shigekuni. The old man accepted Ruishin as son and that makes Ruishin the grandson of the mysterious man. Ruishin’s mysterious grandfather left a book for his son, a book where he and Captain-Commander himself wrote, a book of legacy, a legacy of training, a training of millenniums. Baka Tsuchi handed Ruishin the book and Ruishin read through, searching for one thing... an Ultimate technique that will enhance his speed in a great significant amount. Then, he found one, it’s called Isshunho(Moment’s step), a skill of a different level from Shunpo. He was to intrigued by it and started to train Shunpo, as it is the requirement to learn Isshunho. If I were to describe Isshunho’s efficiency, it would be like, ‘If Shunpo can jump a mile in half a second, Isshunho can jump 2 miles in a quarter of second.’ That how it is. After hard training for 1 year, he finally grasped the technique. He can now move in a very high speed without other people even sensing him.Not before long, Captain Unohana herself saw him moving at so high a speed that she can only see his image while surveying the Rukongai. She stopped him, and asked him of his expertise and testing his personality. It seems like Ruishin passed the test and Captain Unohana wants to bring him back into the Gotei 13, Ruishin find that interesting and agreed to go and have a look. He was then impressed by all the powerful people with the same aura with him all gathered in this place, this aura is called, reiatsu. Ruishin was then sent to the academy to learn all he can, by just spending 1 and a half year in the academy, he graduated, with flying results. Mastering kidou and acquiring his own Zanpakutou, he was highly recommended to enter the 4th Division, but he turned down the offer but yet he chose to join the 2nd Division, after he heard that that’s the Division for extraordinary speed. There starts the Shinigami life of Suzushi Ruishin.
Background: Ruishin had been in the 2nd Division for 3 years already. Working his way up the ladder, he’s now the 4th Seat in the 2nd Division. Because Soi Fon doesn’t trust Ruishin despite his handsome looks, he doesn’t hold any special position in the Onmitsukido(Stealth Corps). On one fated day, 3 Menos Grande, Gillian class appear in East Rukongai, Lieutenant Omaeda Marechiyo and 4th Seat Suzushi Ruishin are ordered to eliminate those Menos. Lieutenant Omaeda was so excited that he forgot his Zanpakutou, and he only realizes it when they reached their prey(or predator for Omaeda’s case), Ruishin took charge and planned out a perfect strategy to counter the Menos, Omaeda wasn’t happy with his performance and tried to make things better, but it turned out the opposite. He gave orders to Ruishin asking him to do something really irrelevant, such as jumping around the Menos to divert attention for him to attack, Ruishin cannot help it but obey his orders, respecting him to be his Senpai and superior. A job that could be accomplished in 20 minutes had been delayed till almost an hour and a half. Ruishin wasn’t satisfied and so are the team members, Omaeda was still laughing thinking he’s done a great job. When they got back, Ruishin had unleashed his dissatisfaction towards Captain Soi Fon, complaining why should a guy like Omaeda be a higher ranking officer when he cannot judge well during battles and puts his ego in front of everything? Soi Fon still din’t trust Ruishin that time, and declined the complaints. Ruishin’s dissatisfaction were spread around the Division, Soi Fon took notice of that and brought it up in the upcoming Captain’s Meeting. Captain-Commander Yamamoto had taken interest in Ruishin and decided to call upon him to question him. Ruishin went into the 1st Division Barrack to face the Captains. After being questioned, Ruishin revealed all his dissatisfaction of Omaeda’s action to the Captain-Commander and demanded a change, but it seems like it’s rejected. The anger of fury rushes into the head of Ruishin, and thanks to that, he said: ‘Well, it’s fine. There is but one thing you can do, I want to establish my own Division!’ This had shocked every captain, even Captain Kuchiki is looking at Ruishin with doubtful eyes. Ruishin then demanded a Captain’s test to prove his abilities. Captain-Commander had agreed to that matter but wasn’t that enthusiastic. 2 weeks later, Ruishin attended the Captain’s test, the present Captain inspecting him was Captain-Commander, Captain Kuchiki, Captain Soi Fon and Captain Kyouraku. Ruishin passed the paper test easily with his logical mind. Here comes the hard part, the physical abilities part. He had to fight with Captain Kuchiki. Rumors had it that Captain Kuchiki doesn’t like Ruishin’s hairstyle as it does look the same as the style of Kuchiki. As the fight starts, Captain Kuchiki released his Shikai immediately, and with the fast reflexes, Ruishin Isshunho behind Captain Kuchiki. The Captain-Commander immediately opens his eyes and went down to the battlefield, he stopped the test at that moment... and declared... ‘Suzushi Ruishin! Your request had been accepted! 14th Division is hereby established under your command! You are deemed to come out with a special task for your Division, dismissed!’ Ruishin smiled with confidence, Soi Fon saw that smile, and admired it. Captain Kuchiki immediately questioned Captain-Commander’s action right after Ruishin left. Captain-Commander asked if Captain Kuchiki noticed that Shunpo was a bit different, he said he noticed it too, it was way too fast for a Shunpo. Captain-Commander explained Isshunho to all the 3 Captains. When Captain Kuchiki heard that it was a move created by Captain-Commander himself, he was calmed at last, to be defeated so quickly by such move is a shame. Ruishin, pleased with the thought he was getting promoted into Captain in 2 days time, spent the whole night thinking of the specialty of his Division, and only one word appeared, ‘Improvisation’. The next day, where he was called to meet Captain-Commander, he presented his ideal Division. Ruishin said his division will recruit people from other divisions. The whole idea is about Ruishin himself recruiting, he believes that he will mostly choose the right person. The system is that every 6 months, Ruishin himself will choose a few member from other Divisions with the approval of the Captains, considering it’s an promotion. Basically, the 14th Division is a Special Auxiliary Force where all the elites from other Divisions get promoted. Captain-Commander is very impressed by this idea and seek for feedback from Captain Ukitake and Captain Kyouraku. Both the captains approved this idea. Captain Ukitake even made this idea of recruiting the best from the Academy every graduating batch. His responsibility as well as his Division’s responsibility is to safe guard Seireitei when the situations requires, that’s the ‘Eye’ of Seireitei for you! Therefore, the 14th Division had been established, Captain Suzushi is born. Hence, the Haori of ‘Fourteenth’.
Shikai: Hoshimaru (Star Pill)
Release command: Kagayaku (Shine)
Shikai description: In normal form, the sword has no hand-guard, but it has a hilt. It is black with some yellow details. Because it's without hand-guard, when it's sheathed it looks like a Kendo Shinai. Then again, when it's released, the shape doesn't change much but 8 mini silver diamond-like stars will chain themselves at the end of the hilt.
-> Hoshi no Keisei (Formation of Stars) - I can form up to 8 stars. Each stars take away one mini silver star in the star chain of my sword. These stars are solid built and have a very high speed of movements. It's high speed enables it for immediate defense and fast attacking.
-> Mitsuboshi no Kekkai (Three-Star Barrier) - Don't be fooled by it's name, it's not for defending... It's for trapping and killing. By using 3 stars I can set up a perimeter of a triangle and traps a person in it. Once I say 'Katsu', the person in it is burned... Of course, I can control my power if I want to let him live...
-> Suta no Shirinda (Cylinder of Star) - I set my foot onto the ground, with the condition of not moving my legs, an indestructible shield from the ground will shoot up, the ground will appear a Star Tetragram.
Bankai: Shichigatsu no Hoshimaru (Star Pill of July)
Bankai description: The whole sword transformes into a glove, decorated with star shaped diamonds. These gloves are as sharp as how a normal Zanpakutou can cut and it's as hard as a Zanpakutou. It make use of the reiatsu and sends them in the form of impulses, just like how signals work.
-> Yorunara Ryusegan (Night Meteor-Shower) - My Bankai turns my reiatsu into an arrow form and I can throw it with great precision. As I mentioned earlier, my Bankai can send impulses, so the arrows can change direction and speed.
-> Hoshi'o Kussetsu (Refraction of Star) - The Tetragram of stars now don't appear under me, it appears before me. My Bankai allow me to maintain the tetragram in mid-air as I fight, like a real shield. I can move it anywhere I want as long as it doesn't exceeds 250m.
-> Nano Hoshi no Jutsu (Nano-Stars Technique) - My Bankai vaporise my reiatsu and turn it into a nano-sized star that can even enters your cells. This is perfectly perfect for blocking a Cero as the stars stand in the Cero's way and stops it. It is not visible to the naked eyes so it's easy to attack and defend with it.
Ultimate Skill: Kyodai Inseki Bakudan (Huge-Meteor Bomb) - I fires a tremendous amount of reiatsu to the sky and forms a real sized star. It will slowly approach the earth and smash onto my target, I don't like it cause it takes a helluva lot of time for it to reach the earth... Of course, I am immune to the explosion... It's quite hard for my opponent to escape nor destroy this Meteor because it's really HUGE and the explosion radius is 2 miles.
Zanpakutou Spirit: The spirit of Hoshimaru is a form of a tiny figure, just like Suzumebachi, but was never the same. His body is so small that when you see it from a distance, it really does look like a star, nothing special. But, his voice can reach you in that distance that’s for sure. It’s real active.
Inner world: The landscape is like a kind of transparent. The surroundings are like in space, full of stars and unknown object. Ruishin tried once to ask what are those, Hoshimaru just said, I don’t know.