Around the 650's give or take a few years. Looks 24.Personality:
Even though he was an aristocrat his personality isn't exactly one of thinking he is higher then anyone else he meets. He treets everyone as equal to him and treats them kindly and with all the respect they deserve. He is usually calm and wants to help anyone that he can in anyway possible. Even though he left the Soul Society on his own terms and is considered a "Rouge Shinigami" he doesn't want to bring harm to the Soul society he just want to live the live of freedom he never had so when he sees a shinigami around he tries to hide himself as best as possible because if they find him he knows that it will shurely lead to his capture and punishment. He tries to avoid fights as much as possible and only fights when he is forced to do so or to protect someone that cant protect him/herself. He hates people that think highly of themselfs stating that have a special rank or that their stronger then him and he wilingly fights them to prove them wrong.Appearance: Zanpakutô Spirit:
The name of Zen's Zanpakutō spirit is Aurora. Despite its looks Aurora is a man. His spirit world is a representation of Zen's love for everything music. It is a round stage in the center of a white room with walls lined with all the instruments ever created on the planet earth. There is also a spotlight on the stage that never goes out.
Aurora doesnt have a voice of his own so he borrows other peoples voices to talk to Zen when he needs help training or some inspiration.Sealed Zanpakutô : Shikai Description:
After saying his release phrase his sword completely disappears and the hilt of his sword transforms into an earpiece microphone that he uses for the abilities of his sword. Around his body a circle of 5 small (musical stave) lines made of reiatsu floats and displays the musical symbol of the ability he used. It is also represents in musical notation any music playing around an area of 1 mile. Zen carries Aurora in this state most of the time because of convinience surrounding his work.Shikai Abilities:
Iluminacion: Zen uses this only for his concerts as it creates images that are said in any song he sings.
Breve: Retuns opponents reiatsu to normal levels clearing any reiatsu manipulation cast on him/her.
Bianca: Condenses reiatsu infront of Zen to create a white shield infront of him that absorbs the next attack so that it deals only half of its damage. Depending on the attack it can absorb it completely and in Bankai it can nullify them.
Bemol: Aurora collects ambient reiatsu from around the opponent reducing the effectiveness of Kidō for 1 minute.
Sharp: Zen releases reiatsu from his body increasing the power of all Kidō for 3 posts.
Linea: One of the lines surrounding Zen is sent ount to wrap the oponent and immobilize him/her for 1 post.
Prism Notes: The notes of the music playing fly out and hit the opponent.
Staccato: Small orbs of reiatsu fly out from the staff lines at a high speed but do little damage.
Tenuto: Line segments fly out slowly out of the staff lines and home in on the target slowly and create small explosions on impact.Bankai Description:
Name: Endless Aurora
Similar to his shikai. The lines aroundhimg glow more and are visible to the naked eye. There are more 5 lined staves around him in an atom sort of way in which the 3 staves surround him.
He now has the ability to materialize any instrument he can play to create music to harm or dissorient the opponent.Bankai Abilities:
Concerto: Zen takes music from any near source and uses its beat to form his attacks into a pattern. The fater the music the wilder his attacks the slower the music the more calculated and percise his attacks.
Tuplet: A number 3 appears on everyones heads. meaning that for every hit they make they have to follow it up with 2 more or they become immobile for 1/4 of a post. Only works on people in the same powertier of Zen or those lower.
Crescendo: A wave of reiatsu is sent from Endless Aurora increasing any Kidō in its path.
Diminuendo: " " in the opposite direction of any Kidō decresing its power.
Simile: Kidō are copied by Zen to counter them. It only works on those Kidō known by Zen.
Vibracion: Depending on the instrument Zen is using in this bankai when he plays a note on it vibrations will be sent out of the instrument in different shapes to cause damage depending on the note. The higher the note the more damage it causes. The way the wave travels depends on the instrument. String instruments and percussion create waves in spherical formations. Woodwind and Brass travel in straight lines. Also the higher the note the sorter the wavelength and the more it travels from the source and the lower the note the longer the wavelenght and the less it travels.
Marcato: V shaped projectiles fly out from the stave lines and travel at a high speed and on contact creates large explosions.
List of Kidō.
Bakudo: 4 - 37, 62, 63, 75
Hadō: 1, 4, 31 - 58, 63 (Raikoho) History/Background:
Zen was born in Paris, France a decade before the the French Revolution to a wealthy aristocratic family to the name Roy Delacroix. Throughout his early years he had a great afinity towards everything that had to do with music and his parents greatly agreed to further his studies into the musical arts. At the age of 17 he was greatly known throught Paris as a music prodigy and he became a man that everyone looked up to and many women wanted to marry. His parents arranged many women to date him hoping that he would propose to one but he never did because his interest in women was and absolute zero. He prefered to live in the moment and to not be tied down to anyone and he prefered to let his love for anything flow into his music so he watched and loved both men and women from afar.
When the French revolution came knoking to his door he embraced it with open arms, not because he was a revolutionary but because he knew that people needed to express their ideas in any way they wanted to if it made the world a better place, little did he know that 4 years later it would knock on his door again but that time it would be the last time he would see his loving France as the boosom of culture and peace.
4 years after the start of the revolution in his part of town the guillotine was introduced and one by one the aristocrats began loosing their heads and soon enough it was Roy's turn to loose his. That day he was brought to the guillotine but unlike others before him he was brought in his best clothes because everyone loved him but it was something they had to do to better their living conditions. As a caring soul Roy offered himself to the mass of people as a sacrifice to their cause and and his last words were "To my adoring public I give you all my life" after that the blade droped and people cried as one of the best aristocrats they had know was gone from their plane of life.
Not long after that he apeared in the Rukongai distric in the spirit world. Roy was utterly shocked that there was another plane of live that the Church never spoke off. He was also confused that he had a sword next to him. He lived there for a couple of years learning about the culter of most of the souls there that happened to be japanese and becan learning the culture of that country. Eventually he changed his name to Zen because of his calm attide toward everything.
Some more years passed and he was chosen to join in the Shinigami Academy and he passed with flying colors being one that unlocked his Shikai well before he graduated and shortly after graduation and his instalation as 3rd chair in Squad 13 he achived his bankai.
During a mission the Captain of his squad never returned because he was taken over a hollow and he had to be disposed of so being the strongest in the squad he was chosen as Captain of squad 13 and did his duties for what seemed 150 years.During a mission dispose of some hollows he found himself back in the human world in the area of karakura town and so after that mission was done he decided to stay in the human world for good. He got a gigai from Kisuke Urahara and continued to live in Karakura town opening a music store and calling it Rukongai Music where he sells musical instruments, Books and other accesories. He also performs some concerts to raise money for the local schools.Roleplay Sample:
Zen was walking down at the shoreline listening to music on his iPod looking for a song to practice for his next concert a few days later to raise money to stop the illegal practice of Whaleing near the costs of Karakura.
Now he wasn't dressing to sharply that night just a regular set of white washed jeans, run of the mill nike black and red tennis shoes and a grey
t-shirt since no one was there to actually see him practice because he used his shinigami powers to practice and no one could find out about that.
Now he walked up to the edge of the ocean as steps of white marble appeared infront of him do to the ability of Aurora in its Shikai witch Zen always carried around in its released form since it gave him the ability to use it while still in his gigai.
When he got to a decent hight of about 25 feet a round stage of white marble appeared under him as the steps dissappeared and an orb of light hovered over Zen creating a spotlight on him.
Then a musical stave surrounded Zen as the song he wanted to practice started playing: Yume sono saki he. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw9uazjEj40&feature=related
Just as he started singing a ripple of spirit energy was sent around an area of 2 miles so that the effects of Iluminacion could work but also alerting any spiritually sensitive beings to feel the inmense reiatsu Zen was giving off.
As he continued to sing words were being displayed behind Zen as he sang so the audience could sing along at the concert and the area of the shore was covered in shiny dust to give the dreamy atmosphere of witch he talked about in the song and also shootings stars of multiple collors were being displayed in the background.
Zen knew that if there was a shinigami around he could easily be identified and possibly capptured because of him leaving the soulsociety but this show was beautyful and no one would dare stop him in the middle of practice it would be extremely rude and Zen wouldnt like that at all.