Artist: JAM Project - Song: THE HERO !! - Word Count: N/A
The Guy Who's a Hero for Fun, Earth's Mightiest Hero, Caped Baldy• Age:
July 15th, 2391• Zodiac Sign:
175 cm (5'9")• Weight:
70 kg (154 lbs.)• Gender:
The Guild of Heroes• Appearance Description:
Taikutsu is a bald, ordinary looking man with a thin, but well-built physique and of average height and weight. He claims to have lost all of his hair suddenly and prematurely as a result of the toll taken on his body by his intense hero training. Three years before the current day, Taikutsu had spiky, black hair and brown eyes that have since become lifeless and dull
Taikutsu is usually seen as more simple or plain than others due to his lazy nature and apathy. Taikutsu has sharp features, dangerous looking eyes when focused, and a chiseled musculature. Even his posture undergoes a metamorphosis when he's really taking the situation seriously, with a slack posture and sloping elbows when lax, while possessing a straightened posture and squared shoulders when serious. His costume is a plain yellow jumpsuit with a short zipper at the collar and a belt. The costume is finished out by a red ensemble of boots, gloves and a white or red cape. • Appearance Picture:
For a superhero, Taikutsu is thought to be quite indifferent. Even the mightiest foes pose no challenge to him, so he doesn't take his hero work very seriously and beats insanely powerful hollows like swatting insects. Since his superhero work has begun to bore him, he is constantly searching for an opponent that can challenge him. The lack of any such opponents has led him to suffer from an existential crisis, and he claims that his ability to feel any and all emotions has dulled considerably. He stated that he just became a hero because it was his dream and for self-satisfaction and before becoming one, used to suffer from anxiety issues. Despite his boredom, Taikutsu does not ignore crime.
The combination of his attitude, unstoppable strength, and distinctively simple and 'unimpressive' appearance often cause his battles to become anticlimactic. Taikutsu will usually allow his opponents rant about their motives and power up into their strongest forms before obliterating them with a single punch. However if they talk too much he will either interrupt them or just punch them. Taikutsu also has an extremely difficult time remembering names and faces, often getting them wrong to an almost comical degree.
Appearance doesn't matter to him, the only thing that matters to him are his abilities and his desire to be a the super hero he's been training for. That being said, he does care about his cleanliness, as the only thing he ever really complains about is how he gets dirt on his clothes or blood on his gloves. Though he doesn't care about appearances, he has shown dislike towards his hero name, Caped Baldy. Thus even after receiving it, he always refers to himself as Taikutsu. Taikutsu has been shown to be very humble, allowing other heroes to take credit for the work he's done in the realm of protecting the planet.
Another surprising thing about Taikutsu is that he is surprisingly tactful and insightful, being well able to discern situations and character traits from the people and environment around him fairly easily, even when a large number of things are happening incredibly quickly. Taikutsu has been shown to show remorse to his enemies before, particularly ones who can give him an actual fight and don't go down in one hit.
Taikutsu does not actually care if people insult him and he usually ignores them and says that they need a hobby; the only insult that could at the very least get a what could be called reaction out of him is when someone mentions his bald head. Despite his general indifference to most things, Taikutsu was genuinely shocked to when he realized that no one actually knew of him, despite his achievements (although this could be attributed to the fact that he never stuck around after saving the day). Taikutsu is typically known to be very frugal, finishing battles early or asking opponents to wrap things up to ensure that he doesn't miss a limited time bargain or sale.
Taikutsu shows impressive restraint with his power, considering that with his physical ability, he is capable of splitting the sky, or jumping from the moon to earth easily. He manages to beat nearly all of his opponents with a single punch, though occasionally causes more devastation than necessary. While he has no problem killing monsters, Taikutsu has yet to be seen killing another human, and uses only enough strength to knock them out. This is because of the biggest drawback of Taikutsu's superb combat capabilities.. they're only viable against those that threaten his home. He cannot use them anywhere outside of Karakura, and even within the boundaries of Karakura, can only use them if someone is directly threatening him or the city itself.
_____________________________Natural Attributes & Supernatural Powers• Natural Attributes: Monstrous Unexplained Strength:
Taikutsu possesses a ridiculous amount of physical strength and is capable of effortlessly defeating hollows, with a single, nonchalant punch (although this strength is not limited to punches). The origin of Taikutsu's immense strength is mysterious and unclear. Although he tells everyone he got his incredible power through mere strength training, no one believes him at all. According to Taikutsu, after a year and half of 100 daily push-ups, sit-ups, and squats, plus 10 km daily running, he had achieved some level of superhuman strength. This training was apparently so intense for Taikutsu that he at times felt he might die, and claims that it is what caused all of his hair to suddenly and eventually fall out. He apparently continued his training for another year and half before beginning his hero career.
Taikutsu's punch is so powerful that many much weaker enemies simply explode when struck. He is also shown to effortlessly destroy walls and buildings. An example of this casual, yet overwhelming offensive power occurred when Yaikutsu launches himself from the top of a building, and blasted right through a city-sized meteor.
His inability to fly is somewhat compensated by his ability to use his strength to leap tremendous heights and distances. He was able to smash a building into its foundation just by leaping off from its roof. His greatest feat in this regard, however, was when he leap from the surface of the moon and ended up back on Earth at a specified point.Frightening Unexplained Speed and Agility:
Taikutsu was able to complete a 1500 meter dash in an instant during a race on earth. He has proven able to effortlessly keep up with even the peak of what humanity could show him as far as speed is concerned, and surpass it greatly. He compensates for the lack of any sort of spiritual ability of his own by moving at speeds high enough to keep up with most steps techniques used by people at his level, with the exception being those who are masters in this regard.
Taikutsu has been shown able to move at hypersonic speeds, as even advanced computerized targeting systems can have trouble tracking him when he's moving at top speed. He has also shown the ability to run-down a building and leap back up said building without on-lookers noticing he had even done so. When knocked to the Moon, Taikutsu returned in mere seconds. He is so fast that he leaves afterimages when moving at high speeds, and is agile enough to dodge rapid-fire attacks while moving in for the kill. Ironically, despite his incredible reflexes and speed, he still has problems squashing a simple mosquito.Extraordinary Senses:
Taikutsu's senses are far beyond the human norm, being able to keep track of extremely fast opponents. He also seems to have developed a sixth sense; being able to dodge danger even though he hasn't seen it, so long as he was able to sense it in time. He also possesses extremely sharp hearing, being able to pick up on various chatter from bystanders a good distance away even while fighting monsters and the like. He is also able to see in the dark as he was able to spot a kid a great distance away during the night.Indominable Willpower:
Taikutsu has shown a complete resistance to psychic and hypnotic controls, as well as any number of poisons and diseases. This is due to the fact that the extensive, non-stop, three-year training regimen that Taikutsu put himself under stretched the limits of his mind and body to their utmost. Between the lack of air in the summer, the lack of heat in the winter, and the daily, back-to-back, grueling training work, Taikutsu broke himself down so he could build himself up stronger, sturdier, and with a will that was unbendable.Comically Low Durability:
As a trade for all of this incredible strength and power, Taikutsu exhibits very little ability to take the kind of punishment he deals out. Abilities formed from spiritual beings will find that they might have trouble damaging him as his unexplained heroic nature protects his being sort of like a spiritual defense akin to a Hierro against things that are unnatural or do not occur organically on Earth.
However, this only functions to a point, though, as anything that can bypass this defense, as well as any
attack of a physical nature or by a physical weapon that Taikutsu takes without any sort of defense against will cause massive damage to his person, often knocking him long distances or into buildings or deep into the surface of the Earth. More often than not, Taikutsu has to rely on the principal of "the best defense is a good offense", leaning on his incredible strength for the deflection or guarding against attacks and trying to keep them from hitting him in a vital area.Spiritual Detection:
Despite his lack of any sort of spiritual ability, with his power being entirely physical, Taikutsu can still see spirits and spiritual beings, this being due to his living in Karakura more than anything, but also due to his career as a hero putting him face to face with a great number of hollows and other beings.• Special Techniques:
Taikutsu's fighting styles usually consists of basic techniques in fighting, such as punching. However, these basic techniques are increased exponentially in terms of strength and impact on the opponents because of Taikutsu's strength. It has been noted that most of Taikutsu's moves are wasted and that he is actually a total amateur in fighting with no particular skill.Normal Series:
Taikutsu's Normal Series consists of techniques in which he puts little to no effort into attacking. Even though his attacks are loose in this style, most opponents tend to be finished off rather easily due to Taikutsu's extreme strength and speed.
Serious Series [Event Only]:
- Consecutive Normal Punches:
Taikutsu launches a volley of quick, single handed punches from his right. These blows have been shown to be powerful enough to blow strong or large body types apart. Depending on the power of the attack, this technique can occur in an instant. This can be used up to three times per thread.
- Two-Handed Consecutive Normal Punches:
Taikutsu launches a volley of quick punches from both hands. This attack is much like Consecutive Normal Punches, but the rate at which the punches are being thrown is essentially twice as fast. This can be used once per thread.
Taikutsu's Serious Series consists of techniques in which he puts effort into attacking. While he normally punches without putting in much effort, when Taikutsu gets serious in a fight, his techniques become tremendously powerful.
Hero Series: Justice Punch:
- Serious Punch: Taikutsu throws an extremely powerful punch. The full extent of this attack is unknown, as it never directly hit an opponent, however, it is able to completely negate large-scale, devastation-causing attacks. The shockwave alone from this punch was powerful enough to part clouds on a global scale. (1 use Per Event Thread)
- Serious Side Hops: Taikutsu hops from side to side rapidly. Doing so allows him to create a multitude of afterimages. He has been shown to be able to walk forward while doing so and the shock wave caused by it is enough to break a mid to high level kido barrier given that the practitioner is roughly around Taikutsu's level of strength. (1 use per Event Thread)
- Serious Table Flip:
Taikutsu digs his fingers into the ground and flips a large amount of landmass roughly the size of a football field thousands of meters into the air, tiring him out considerably. (1 use per Event Thread)
- Serious Headbutt:
Taikutsu confronts an incoming attack with his head and uses enough force to deflect the attack while doubling the force returned. This will work up to those at Taikutsu's same level of strength, but opponents stronger than Taikutsu could deal some serious damage in the process. Beyond this, attacks from opponents two tiers in strength or higher than Taikutsu will not find that their attacks would reflect at all. (1 use per Event Thread)
This technique is in a special category all of its own. It is what made Taikutsu such a renown hero, the reason people believe he steals credit for the work of others, and the reason why he is known to defeat opponents with only one punch, despite this not typically being true for opponents outside of his normal duties. The trick behind this ability is that it only works against Hollows, and those belonging to races that have come from Hollows. This is how he has been able to form such a prestigious hero career.
When facing against a hollow or arrancar, Taikutsu's fists will be emboldened with a special kind of purifying energy forged from his will to protect Earth coupled with his incredible strength. Taking on a duty much like that of a substitute shinigami, Taikutsu takes it upon himself to dole out judgement to those of the race that has most historically threatened his home in Karakura.
This blazing force of heroism takes the shape of a blow that can be delivered from either fist that is an absolute devastation to those of this racial belonging. It is essentially a cleanser of all things that hollows are, purifying the soul and returning it to a more peaceful existence with one solid punch.
The real potency behind this strike comes in the form of the specific damage it does. This attack reads the vitality of the opponent and sets that as the base damage, and then adds Saitama's natural strength on top of that to make for what will almost always be a lethal blow if it connects. Even the shockwave from this strike has the power to blow through large-scale terrain and create enormous clouds of dust and debris.
There are drawbacks to this, however. Obviously, despite all of Saitama's strength and speed, his opponents have the potential to be stronger and faster, giving them the option to block or dodge this strike when it comes. Another drawback to this ability is that if the opponent is somehow masking how much strength they have, or if they have a defense that protects against having their statistics or vitals analyzed (or if a willpower check fails), then this technique will have no read to go off of and will not possess the same level of killing force. A third drawback to this is that the usage of this energy tires Taikutsu out considerably despite his massive reserves of stamina, so if he uses this ability, he has to intend to actually strike, or else he will become fatigued, and need to recuperate before he can battle further.(A/N: Note: This is mainly only effective against NPCs. For PCs, controller permission is required for this attack to hold the wholly destructive effects it is normally known for.)
_____________________________Background History• Background:
Ever since he was a little kid, Taikutsu loved heroes. The stories of their exploits, the comics that detailed their deeds, the reported sightings.. he was obsessed from an extremely early age. From as far back as he could remember, Taikutsu had wanted to be just like them.
This obsession had lent itself to a number of bullies throughout school. Taikutsu was branded a "geek" early on, and had his passion for justice confused with a head that was lost in fantasy. Taikutsu would get beaten up on a fairly regular basis, always going home angry at himself for not being strong enough to fight back like the heroes in his shows.
While in high school, Taikutsu was in the principal's office discussing having to do makeup work for a class because he had overslept when the school was attacked by a hollow. Taikutsu had never seen anything like it before, but his anger at seeing his classmates running in fear and being swatted aside like flies overruled his confusion and terror inspired by this beast. He ran directly at it, grabbing a chair along the way to utilize as a weapon as he would slam it into the hollow's leg.. only to then be immediately kicked directly out of the building through a nearby window, losing consciousness when he hit the ground.
When Taikutsu woke up in the hospital, he overheard his family talking to the doctor. Twelve dead, another twenty injured.. and Taikutsu hadn't been able to save a single one of them. Taikutsu felt a fire light inside of him that was the start of a road that would lead him to a greater purpose. This would be his last setback. He would never be that out of control again.
As high school continued, Taikutsu's focus shifted to ensuring his future, focusing on grades and the like until graduation, excited to finally have his diploma and be able to enter the working world, not concerned with college. However, the world had been a lot more harsh to him than he had anticipated, and he swiftly entered a pattern of unemployment that followed him from apartment to apartment as his lack of rent got him kicked out of a variety of places. His jobless and directionless path continued until he was twenty-two.
One day in the year 2413, Taikutsu was on his way home from a job interview that had gone horribly wrong. He had been told he was unqualified, had no skills, and no place within the company. Those words hurt, and Taikutsu had found himself feeling lost. As he made his way toward the room he was currently renting out, he witnessed a hollow attacking a young boy. Without even thinking about it, Taikutsu's feet began to move, carrying him toward the monster on reflex alone. The monster swatted Taikutsu aside.. knocking the man into a traffic light and ringing his bell considerably.. but Taikutsu got up.. and charged again. Again, the massive hollow swatted Taikutsu to the ground, slamming the man into the asphalt below. But something woke up in Taikutsu. Something fueled by that fire that he had felt so many years ago from this same sort of helplessness. Taikutsu remembered his promise to himself to never lack control that way again.
Taikutsu stood back up, jumping out of the way as the hollow began to attack again. He ripped his tie off from around the neck of his suit and grabbed it with both hands, using the hollow's arm as it swiped as a spring board to jump off of the ground, off of the hollow's arm, and over its head, wrapping the tie around the hollow's disgusting, protruding eye stalk as he did so. With a loud yell that held every ounce of his resolve, and one huge pull, Taikutsu yanked the eye out entirely, the beast collapsing into a burst of spiritual energy as he did so. Taikutsu looked to make sure the boy was alright, gave him a thumbs up, and then collapsed.
As soon as he was released from the hospital, Taikutsu began to train every day. He would do 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, and 100 squats, followed by a 10 kilometer run. Every. Single. Day. He would eat three meals a day, but only a banana for breakfast. To strengthen his force of will and his natural tolerance for pain and suffering, he left the heat off in the winter, and the air conditioning off in the summer, even after long, non-stop workout sessions. After doing this every day for a year and a half without pause or break, along with fighting hollows and monsters in the meantime to test his abilities, Taikutsu had noticed that his strength had become something superhuman. He had trained himself so hard that the stress made all of his hair fall out at only 23.
Despite this, Taikutsu was not satisfied, and he would go on to continue battling and training in this matter every day without a single day off for another year and a half, until he finally decided to begin his career as a hero, signing himself up with the Guild of Heroes in an attempt to try and start gaining fame and recognition as a true Hero of Justice.
- Durability: Adept
- General Speed: Advanced
- Strength: Master
- Weapon Skill: Beginner
- Willpower/Determination: Master
- Mental Deduction: Beginner
- Pain Endurance: Master
- Focus: Beginner
- Intelligence: Beginner
- Justice: Beginner
- Endurance: Master
- Speed: Master