ENTER THE DEPTHS
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5th Division, 3rd SeatPhysical Description:
Kaede is a young Reaper with short blonde hair and a slender build. His body is considered to be healing from the incident of many years ago. Kaede's body seems somewhat malnourished due to being in a coma. Though the Fourth Division did keep him dressed, his physical form changed drastically after the attack from those enemies. The figure still looks young though he does appear fit enough to battle enemies of any make that he comes across. Kaede's physical form has kept a smile ever since the time he was in the coma. Oddly enough some believe something about the attack made him smile or brought on a sense of humor from the reaper. Many used to believe him incapable of smiling.
Personality Mad as a Hatter:
Kaede is very diverse more so now after the incident. He's become more outspoken and seems to have a very flavored personality. Keeping a grin on his lips at almost every moment. Though rarely lost it's only for serious situations when he's required to act seriously. But some claim that he lost his mind the day he was put in that coma. The day he came out a different man emerged. Several times more intelligent and insane, this is only some of the talk about him. Kaede remained locked in Fourth only awaiting the day when he'd awaken. His eyes were closed to this world before and now he seeks only to become greater. His skill in kido is extremely potent and capable of allowing him to perform feats few others are capable of. Kaede is truly Mad as a Hatter, this very definition fits him perfectly. Brilliant as the Cheshire Cat:
Kaede's mind is truly a wonder, he seems even more intelligent than when he first fell into it. His mind seems to move a million miles at a minute processing and moving forward. His strategy and brilliant mind are a product of many things. Awakening from the Coma a smarter and wiser man is something some believe only he was capable of. Kaede's intellect has always been vastly impressive, he defeated a Vice Captain when only a Fourth Seat of the Second Division. His strategy and cunning were at times harder to imagine in anyone else. Kaede's kido usage was precise and extremely accurate, it allowed him to function in ways few others would. Kaede's mind seems to always move forward, through anything including this sad event that happened. His eyes though open may look different, but the man beneath it all is still there. The man who earned the name for defeating and ending a battle with a Vice Captain. Kaede is truly Brilliant as the Cheshire Cat. Kind:
While he does march to the beat of a very odd drum. Kaede is still very kind to a fault, he's not able to be much else. Though through odd means at times he does mean well. Some people aren't sure what to make of the kindness he displays. As it seems out of place at times, where as others it's questioned as to where it came from. Kaede is capable of showing kindness to creatures that some believe don't deserve it. He's got an odd nature about him and it shows in ways others wouldn't anticipate. Kaede's kindness is something that remained, he no longer seems to be quiet or a loner. Many of the traits that were around before his coma seemed to of vanished. Aside from his intelligent mind and crafty senses. Kaede seems to be the same kind and caring person he always was. His identity while lost for a time is slowly coming back to him. But deciding to be a better person despite the past is the strength that drives him forward.
History Human Life:
Kaede was born to parents who didn't wish for a child as a human. He was a kind and talented young man with some spiritual capabilities. He was strong and very intelligent it was shown at Lost Grace orphanage where he matured as a child, going from couple to couple. He outclassed most the children in grades, he was extremely sharp as a boy. Some called him the prodigy of Grace. As he could match up with even those brought to the higher families. A wealthy and rich family ended up claiming him one day. They wanted the boy who was said to have the mind of a god to be in their wallet. They brought him in and groomed him, knowing full well that one day he'd be something they could use. His life was happy and seemed to be going up. He never did long for love or any such thing. As his life progressed among humans he was slowly blessed with love. She had a child from a previous relationship, but this didn't matter.
Enough love existed within his heart for this child. He accepted them both, sadly this is the time when he would die. His loving heart ended up killing him in the end. One fateful night they were sleeping and sounds echoed down in the kitchen. He went to explore the sound telling his fiancee to await his return. They used a power of some sort, for all he would ever think of dying. Was telling his body to move, every inch of his body was frozen. As the bullet passed through his heart and head. But no hatred existed inside him as he died, as he passed on in life. He was oddly only filled with pity for they had sealed their fate. His family was protective and to anyone who'd harm him. A squad of the world's best killers would be put to the task. He wanted to save them like he'd failed to do so. He'd known for some time they planned to kill him, he wished to save them. Save them from themselves, to show them a different road existed. But it was simply not meant to be.
He was found as a spirit fairly quickly, his kind heart and immense power were impressive as a Plus. He drew Hollows and Shinigami alike to him, one came and finally rescued him. Told him of the place he would go as a clean and pure soul. And perhaps someday they would meet on the other side and become friends. Kaede asked him for one request, he didn't mind if he was sent. But if the Shinigami could, could he save the person who killed him. Kaede was forgiving and something about the warmth of his words did move the Shinigami. The Reaper agreed and did so and more. He settled the matter with his family and even helped him move on. His life among the humans was over and a new adventure for him was about to begin. The world he was about to journey too was a place similar if not the same to his older paths. He would find many new journeys here the Shinigami promised him a bright future ahead of him. Just like before the future looked bright even in death, dying isn't so bad.Shinigami Life:
He was born in Inuzuri and blessed with great skills, but he was quiet. After all, a new land and place to call home. He remembered a great deal of his life as a human and it seemed to feel odd. He missed and longed for things that he couldn't have. However, his quiet nature was something that came with him. He went to the Shino Academy and studied, top of his class and grade for the kido and mind he had. As a student, he was able to best a Vice Captain in a duel and this allowed him to progress well as a warrior. Kaede wasn't the type to hang on his deeds. Next, he fought a member of Monsuta back long ago and made a good name for himself. Life moved forward and he was doing good, discovering his Zanpakutō and the skills he developed. Kaede was truly blessed to be a warrior. He wore red to honor his memories as they were something not forgotten. Some claimed it was because the Scarlet Ichiro was the name he sought. It was rather to keep reminding himself of who he was.
He met Kaminari and made a friend in that, he grew very well from her friendship. However, somethings were not meant to last forever. Kaede discovering his Zanpakutō made him change, he grew and was developing nicely. He never got to explain the powers of his sword to anyone, but before it happened. He was happy and finally not so lonely in this new journey. Someone had come who could help him in the burden he was carrying. Kaede sadly would be attacked by the enemy during a mission with Kaminari. Everything went wrong and he got himself beaten to the point of a Coma. Imagine a dream that never ends, something that feels as though it goes on forever. Kaede's dream seemed to move on and go nowhere at the same time. It was like being trapped in a vortex. No escape but a dream of the times spent, he and his Zanpakutō were able to spend time training. His body and power within the coma. Though many may not have known it, the meditation while in a coma is fairly simple. His mind hadn't stopped working just the rest of his body.
A fact has been made known that Kaede has developed a fatal lung sickness of sorts. While his hair hasn't changed color the illness is said to be similar to that of Ukitake in it's nature. This has hampered his progress as a Shinigami entirely, making even his tiny frame struggle more.
And so it's from here that the journey resume.
PassivesKido Without Posture:
Kaede trained with extremely good results to become skilled at using kido without his hands. He wanted to be able to execute them freely. He finally was able to do so, he can perform kido based on his skills. He was originally only able to perform 1-4 to but now he's able to perform those within reason. Meaning he can execute the ones he's capable of performing this way if desired. They are similar to kido without a chant, allowing him to perform them this way is effective and does save him time. Kaede's skill in this art form he developed is still in the beginning stages. But it seems like something he can make use of when time allows. Kaede's training in this is going to pick up again, though now he seems to wish to fight enemies with it and develop it from battle. Eye for Spells:
Kaede is a mastermind when it comes to spells. He's extremely skilled at seeing what makes it work and dissecting it. Capable of locating the patterns and reproducing the spell and creating a duplicate, he's able to read the power outputs. And find openings this way that allows him to be extremely skilled and well versed. His eye for spells and skills in this field is why he was relocated from Second Division to Fifth. Kaede's Zanpakutō's true powers fit the Division so well that he was moved. His eye for detail and strategy using kido are things that people consider to be very accurate. He's been praised even by Momo Hinamori for his skill in Kido, he's a natural with the spells and the method of how he performs. Kaede is able to invent kido on the spot to fit his needs, he's shown the capability to craft stronger versions of spells. Though he lacks a real naming sense on the subject. Kaede is perhaps one of the greats that lingered in the background.
In this form the Zanpakutō is capable of using a large number of kidos and energy. But only on a level with kido up to level 30. Things above that are out of its range. The sealed power allows him to set up and release them as he sees fit. Kaede's true Zanpakutō though looking like the light is mostly from spells absorbed previously, it hides its true power beneath the light fabric. This way of combat is something special to the weapon. Kaede's Zanpakutō can produce two spells at a time. As the weapon is a set of Kodachis and allows him to fight high pace. Kaede's Zanpakutō in its sealed sat is basically set up in this form. The sealed form was but one prospect of his Zanpakutō's great strength. The power to absorb energy and use it in the attack later are not unknown. However the power to channel kido up to level 30 in is very special.Shikai Power:
In this form his Zanpakutō takes the form of Chinese Dao's allowing him to dual wield them and use two weapons freely. His method of fighting with his Shikai though undeveloped are practical. When entering this form his Zanpakutō is able to release kido from 30 to 70. This is simply the power of where his Zanpakutō grows much stronger. Now keeping in mind it's not bound by just kido it's simply one element it can release. Energy based attacks up to 70 can be absorbed into the weapon and released in an impressive blast. Kaede's strength in using this tactically is impressive. His power and prowess are extremely potent and capable. Kaede's Zanpakutō's Shikai is fierce and it is truly something he is gifted in using. His swordplay skills while not absolute or beyond the world. He is a great Kido user and one of few who may specialize in the field. Kaede's iron clad skills make him a specialist in the field of strategic combat. Poison and such elements may be absorbed by the Zanpakutō and released as its power is to channel things into it.
- Durability: Beginner
- General Speed:Adept
- Strength: Advanced
- Weapon Skill: Adept
- Willpower/Determination: Advanced
- Mental Deduction: Master
- Pain Endurance: Advanced
- Kidō: Advanced
- Zanjutsu: Adept