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Subject Post 1Subject: Byakuya Kuchiki (Complete) Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:05 pm
» Name: Byakuya Kuchiki » Alias: N/A » Age: Unknown, at least 110 (Appearance age is early to late 20’s) » Gender: Male
» Association: Gotei 13
» Appearance Written: Byakuya has gray eyes and long black hair, which he keeps up in white kenseikan, which are headpieces that symbolize his nobility as the head of the Kuchiki Clan, wearing three on top of his head and another two on the right side. He wears a white scarf, which is made from silver-white, windflower light silk and is a family heirloom. The scarf alone is worth ten mansions in the Seireitei. He wears fingerless white tekkō which only cover the back of his hands. Byakuya’s skin tone is pale, and his skin is smooth and soft, though his muscles beneath the robes that hide them are anything but. Underneath the robes of a typical Shinigami, he is indeed fairly muscular, and his looks make him fairly popular with the female Shinigami.Byakuya is easily one of the most popular men in the Gotei 13 when it comes to women, thanks to his good looks and mysterious, cold personality.
Byakuya’s Reiatsu is a silver-white, a similar color to his scarf, and matching his mostly pure intentions, as everything he does is for the sake of his loved ones, or the soul society. Byakuya rarely does anything for his own gain, and that purity gives his Reiatsu it's white coloration.
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Byakuya, as head of the Kuchiki Clan, acts in a somewhat indifferent and aristocratic manner. He always appears calm and somewhat apathetic to others, even if he may be deeply conflicted and suffering terribly on the inside. He is indifferent to the point where some may see it as arrogance, in most situations he may find himself in, and never really sees most of his opponents as being worth any of his time. Byakuya can get rather offended if not addressed by his proper name, and holds deep disdain for those who address him incorrectly. Byakuya is generally a perceptive person, completely aware of his own capabilities, and usually isn't wrong in any comparison he may make of his own skills versus his opponent’s skills. Even if he states himself to be far stronger than his opponents, he is forever referring to himself in a formal tone, another aspect of his somewhat cold nature. When he was younger he was far more hot-headed, and has cooled down a great deal since then.
Byakuya holds firm belief in law and order, as a head of a great noble family and a member of the Gotei 13 he strives towards making a peaceful society. If he doesn't follow the rules, nobody else will or so he believes. He believes all lawbreakers must be punished, and will punish them even if it is against his own wishes, for the sake of the soul society. In spite of his cold manner, Byakuya cares deeply for the people around him, and will do everything he can to protect them.
Byakuya is somewhat impatient, the most major flaw of his otherwise cool demeanor. He always tries to end a battle as quickly as possible, not to show off or because he can, but because he simply wants to get it over with. He is perfectly capable of being patient, though he may be screaming to hurry up on the inside. This is often a reason for any slight hesitation he may show, if any is shown at all.
His noble status as well as his membership of the Gotei 13 demand of him to keep himself composed at all times, something that Byakuya excels at. He has trained himself to completely ignore any useless babble, instead becoming a perfectly silent man who only speaks if necessary, the perfect person who never speaks out of turn or has angry outbursts.
» History: Byakuya was born into the Kuchiki Clan, and grew up in the Kuchiki Mansion in Seireitei. He would spend countless hours training, preparing to take over the leadership of the Kuchiki family.
Yoruichi Shihōin would often visit the Kuchiki Manor to play a game of tag with Byakuya. On one such occasion, approximately 110 years ago, she is presented to a training Byakuya by his grandfather, Ginrei Kuchiki. Upon seeing Yoruichi, he attacked and insulted her. Yoruichi playfully teased him, complaining about his greeting after coming all the way there to see him. Byakuya, expressing his displeasure at seeing her, stated he would be the head of the Kuchiki Clan soon enough, so he had no time to waste on her. Yoruichi, stealing his hair tie, exclaimed that if the head of the Kuchiki Clan could get his hair tie stolen by a girl at play, she is worried about its future. She used Shunpo to escape from him, leaving an angry Byakuya, claiming his superiority, promising to make her see the error of her ways.
Fifty-five years ago, Byakuya married Hisana Kuchiki, a commoner from Rukongai, breaking the rules by accepting her into the noble Kuchiki Clan. Five years after the marriage, she became sick and was near death. Hisana asked Byakuya to find and adopt her biological sister, Rukia, whom she had abandoned as a baby, as her final wish. She made him promise he would not tell Rukia she is her sister. One year later, Byakuya, finding Rukia at the Shin'ō Academy, immediately adopted her into the Kuchiki Clan. By adopting her, Byakuya respected his late wife's final wish, but had broken the rules of his clan again. He later swore upon his parents' graves he would never break the rules again, no matter what.
Less than 49 years ago, not long before Rukia joined the Gotei 13, Byakuya became the captain of the 6th Division. Gin Ichimaru, becoming captain of the 3rd Division at the same time, would often start conversations with Byakuya when they crossed paths.
When Isshin Shiba, captain of the 10th Division, makes his report concerning the mysterious Hollow and the string of events occurring in Naruki City, Byakuya was present to hear his speech, along with all of the other captains of the Gotei 13.
Byakuya first appears on a mission with his lieutenant, Renji Abarai, to capture and return Rukia Kuchiki to Soul Society and kill Ichigo Kurosaki. He watches as Renji attacks Rukia, and stands by as Uryū Ishida enters into the conflict between the two. Shortly after Renji defeats Ishida, Byakuya, bearing witness to the arrival of Ichigo, watches as Renji engages him. When Renji is almost hit by Ichigo, Byakuya tells his lieutenant he is being too careless, but Renji simply states Ichigo is nothing to worry about. Byakuya explains he knew Ichigo looked familiar, as 33 hours ago, Special Forces obtained his image after he fought a Menos Grande, giving it a scar.
Eventually, Ichigo gains the upper hand against Renji. As he prepares for a finishing strike, Byakuya cuts Ichigo's sword in two, and subsequently inflicts a grievous wound on his chest.Byakuya asks Renji if something is wrong, who tells him there was no need for him to directly attack Ichigo, as he could have finished him. Byakuya tells him not to be like that, for if he is always the spectator, his skills may degrade. When Rukia runs to Ichigo's body, Byakuya asks her if she would still go to Ichigo's side after all that has just happened, and tells her he understands, as he does resemble "him". Ichigo, coming to, grabs Byakuya's leg. Byakuya tells him to let go, but Ichigo defiantly tells him he can’t hear him, and he should look at him when talking to him. Kicking his arm away, Rukia scolds Ichigo, and tells Byakuya she is ready to leave. She asks Byakuya to leave Ichigo be, to which he agrees. He states Ichigo should die from his injuries in a half hour, and if he does survive, his Shinigami powers will be gone. He has Renji open a Senkaimon back to Soul Society.
Later, in Soul Society, Byakuya informs Rukia she is to be executed for her crimes.Later, he comes across 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki and 3rd Division Captain Gin Ichimaru, both of them teasing him about Rukia being sentenced to death as a criminal. Byakuya says he didn't think lower-class people could understand the feelings of nobles. Byakuya and Kenpachi bicker and threaten each other, but Gin steps in, ending the dispute, and they leave.
Byakuya is present during the captain's emergency meeting called by Captain-Commander Yamamoto, where he remains silent throughout the bickering between his fellow captains. Upon Renji's defeat by Ichigo, Renji is brought to a secure location and watched over by Lieutenants Izuru Kira and Momo Hinamori, who discuss calling for the 4th Division's medics. Byakuya tells them there is no need, as Renji is to be thrown in jail. When Momo pleads with him, Byakuya tells her that since Renji went alone to fight, it is unacceptable that he lost. Momo asks him how he can say that, but she is stopped by Izuru, who apologizes to Byakuya before a reluctant Momo does the same.
Byakuya later interrupts Ganju Shiba and Hanatarō Yamada's attempt to rescue Rukia from the Shishinrō. Byakuya tells Ganju he had sensed some faint spiritual pressure going toward Shishinrō, initially thinking it was someone strong hiding their Reiatsu, but it turned out to be a big fat bug. When Ganju attacks, Byakuya, severely damaging Ganju's arm, tells him to be gone. Ganju tells him a coward who could be scared away by such an attack does not exist in the Shiba family.
Upon hearing his family name, Byakuya, apologizing for not hitting Ganju harder, ignores Rukia's plea and releases his Shikai, severely injuring Ganju. As Byakuya prepares to finish off Ganju, he is stopped by Jūshirō Ukitake, who states the release of a Zanpakutō in Konnatokoru is a first class offense. Byakuya informs him of the special war time orders, which had been activated, lifting this ban. Byakuya and Ukitake sense the arrival of a strong spiritual pressure at the level of a captain.Ichigo, showing up, attempts to engage Byakuya in combat. Ukitake asks Byakuya who Ichigo is, but Byakuya says he is no one.
After a brief exchange of words, Byakuya states he doesn't know how Ichigo has reacquired Shinigami powers, but he should have resumed his normal Human life. After failing in an attempt to use Senka on Ichigo, Byakuya releases Senbonzakura's Shikai,but is stopped by Yoruichi. Byakuya, recognizing her, watches as she knocks Ichigo out. When Byakuya states she will not be able to escape easily, Yoruichi asks him if he ever won even one time against her in a game of tag, and Byakuya asks if they should try again. The two engage in a test of speed using Shunpo, with Yoruichi, carrying an unconscious Ichigo, staying a step ahead of Byakuya. Yoruichi, moving to the top of a nearby building, yells down to Byakuya that in three days, she will make Ichigo stronger than him, and that their fight is on hold until then. She flees with Ichigo.Byakuya, leaving the area, tells Ukitake he has lost interest, and that Ukitake can do whatever he wants to do with the Ryoka.
After the date of Rukia's execution is moved up, Ukitake tries to convince Byakuya to try to stop it. Byakuya simply brushes him off, saying he will honor Central 46's decision. When Ukitake's illness flairs up, Byakuya tells him not to become worked up over it, reminding him of the loss of his former lieutenant. Stating Rukia is a member of his family and not Ukitake's, he insists it does not concern Ukitake.
On the morning of Rukia's execution, Byakuya is in his quarters, praying at the shrine to his wife, when he is told the execution is about to commence. He, saying goodbye to Hisana's picture, departs for the execution grounds.Before reaching Sōkyoku Hill, he encounters Renji, who, having escaped from jail, has fought his way through his fellow 6th Division members in a bid to save Rukia. Upon learning of Renji's intentions, Byakuya states he will not allow him to do so. Byakuya tries to use Senka to defeat Renji swiftly, but his lieutenant blocks the attack. Byakuya attempts to release his Shikai, but Renji stops it with his own Shikai. Renji, telling Byakuya of his long standing desire to surpass him, activates his Bankai.
Byakuya, somewhat surprised, asks Renji when he acquired Bankai. Renji tells him he will never know, since he never cared about his subordinates. Renji attacks his captain, who affirms he is indeed using Bankai. Byakuya uses his Shikai to attack Renji's Bankai, seemingly breaking it apart. However, it reconstitutes itself, briefly forcing Byakuya to his knee. As Renji tries to attack again, Byakuya uses Sōkatsui, disrupting the movements of his Bankai, before binding Renji with Rikujōkōrō. Byakuya, releasing his Bankai, grievously injures Renji.
Byakuya tells Renji he should be proud to still retain the form of his body after being struck by his Bankai. Renji, refusing to give up, lunges at Byakuya, who uses his Bankai to immobilize him. Commenting on the disappearance of Renji's Bankai, he threatens to kill him. Renji, telling him he swore on his soul to save Rukia, attempts to attack him again, but his sword breaks upon contact, and he falls to the ground, defeated. Byakuya throws his scarf on top of Renji, congratulating him on having given Byakuya a superficial injury, before leaving.
Byakuya, arriving at Rukia's execution, refuses to look at his sister. As Rukia's execution commences, Byakuya is greatly surprised at the arrival and interference of Ichigo. Byakuya looks on as Ichigo saves Rukia, and after Ichigo easily dispatches three lieutenants, Byakuya attacks him. When Ichigo asks Byakuya why he is not trying to save Rukia, Byakuya, brushing it off, states Ichigo would not understand. The two clash, and Byakuya states he will kill Ichigo and execute Rukia himself.
Byakuya, taunted by Ichigo, releases his Shikai, only for Ichigo to counter it with a Getsuga Tenshō, which injures Byakuya's left hand. Byakuya, activating his Bankai, injures Ichigo, who admits his error of using only his Shikai. Unimpressed, Byakuya says he is talking as though he has achieved Bankai, which Ichigo claims is the case. Byakuya, not believing him, looks on in disbelief as Ichigo activates his Bankai, Tensa Zangetsu. Before Byakuya, who is confused by the small size of the Bankai, can attack, Ichigo, getting up close, points the tip of his blade at Byakuya's throat. He asks Byakuya if pride has anything to do with Rukia's execution, because if so, he will step all over it.
When Ichigo backs off, Byakuya calls him arrogant for not attacking when he had the chance. They continue fighting, until Ichigo becomes so fast Senbonzakura Kageyoshi is unable keep up with him. Byakuya begins using his hand to direct his Bankai, causing it to move even faster. However, Ichigo fends it off and, before Byakuya realizes it, appears behind him and stabs the captain. Realizing the power of Ichigo's Bankai, Byakuya, promising to destroy it, activates his Senkei technique. As they continue, Byakuya notes Ichigo's movements are becoming slower. Byakuya, calling forth one of the surrounding swords to stab Ichigo in the foot, pierces Ichigo's shoulder with Byakurai. Byakuya, commending him on having made it as far as he did, says he must realize by now this is the end. He prepares for a finishing blow, but Ichigo's inner Hollow, taking over, stops Byakuya's attack.
A stunned Byakuya is slashed across his chest. Regaining his composure, he dodges a black Getsuga Tenshō. Seeing the Hollow mask, Byakuya asks if he is a Hollow, but Ichigo, ripping off the mask, apologizes for the Hollow’s interference. Byakuya, agreeing to ignore what just transpired, points out neither of them have the strength to continue this for much longer. They agree to end the battle with the next blow. When Ichigo asks Byakuya why he won’t save Rukia, Byakuya tells him he will answer that question if Ichigo defeats him. Byakuya uses the technique Shūkei, Hakuteiken, and the two, charging at each other, release a torrent of powerful Reiatsu.
Both are badly wounded by this, and Byakuya reveals his reasons for not saving Rukia. Ichigo tells him that if he was in his position, he would fight the rules. Byakuya realizes Ichigo was fighting Soul Society's rules rather than him personally, and muses that Ichigo has the same personality as Kaien Shiba. Byakuya, telling Ichigo his ferocity has shattered his blade and he will no longer pursue Rukia's death, leaves the area.
Later, when Sōsuke Aizen orders Gin Ichimaru to kill Rukia, Byakuya, saving her life, takes the attack with his body instead. Overwhelmed by his injuries, Byakuya collapses in Rukia's arms. While Captain Unohana treats him for his massive injuries, Byakuya, telling Rukia the truth of her past, explains why he was conflicted for so long between his promises to Hisana and his parents, making it hard for him to determine the role he should take when she was sentenced to be executed. He thanks Ichigo for helping him make his decision to save Rukia in the end, and apologizes to Rukia.
Some time after attending an emergency captains meeting, Byakuya travels to the Human World to retrieve Tōshirō Hitsugaya's team on Captain-Commander Yamamoto's order. He secretly allows Rukia and Renji to return to the Human World to assist in the rescue of Orihime Inoue, stating he was only ordered to bring them back to Soul Society, and what they chose to do afterwards was none of his concern.
Byakuya is told Rukia and Renji have disappeared, and that the Second Division is looking for them throughout Seireitei. Byakuya later arrives in Las Noches just in time to save Rukia from the 7th Espada, Zommari Rureaux. Byakuya, refusing to tell the enemy who he is, asks him if he is the one who injured Rukia. Zommari tells him he is not the one, but he was going to finish the job.
The pair demonstrate their speed, with Zommari, claiming to have the fastest Sonído among the Espada, explaining his Gemelos Sonído allows him to create quasi-clones. Byakuya, criticizing him for revealing his ability, uses Utsusemi to escape one of Zommari's attacks. After the pair exchange criticisms and taunts, Zommari, releasing his Zanpakutō, uses his Amor ability to take control of Byakuya's left leg. Byakuya responds by severing the tendons of his left leg. Zommari turns his attention to the unconscious Rukia, but Byakuya shields her body with his own. Hanatarō Yamada follows Byakuya onto the battlefield, but Byakuya orders Hanatarō back to avoid him getting caught up in the battle.
When Byakuya realizes Zommari has taken possession of his left hand, he, cutting the tendons, uses Shō to free Rukia from the ice, instructing Hanatarō to fall back with her. Zommari, revealing he has taken control of Rukia's head and thus controls her entire body, has her slash Hanatarō across the chest. He warns Byakuya to drop his sword, or he will force Rukia to slit her own throat. Byakuya, restraining Rukia with Rikujōkōrō, releases his Bankai. Zommari, becoming desperate, tries to use the full range of his power to control Byakuya's Bankai, but Byakuya, stating there are too many blades for Zommari to control, activates his "Gōkei" technique to crush Zommari.
Surviving, Zommari tries to use his power to gain control of Byakuya, who counters by using Dankū. Byakuya explains that when he used Kidō to stop Rukia's possession, he deduced Zommari's ability to possess was somewhat similar to Kidō, so it could be canceled out by Kidō. Zommari, begging for mercy, asks him to show some compassion. He angrily shouts at Byakuya that Shinigami are arrogant, taking an unnatural authority to proclaim Hollows as evil. Byakuya, impassive, states he fought him because Zommari attacked Byakuya's pride (referring to Rukia) and kills him. Byakuya instructs Isane Kotetsu to come out of her hiding place and take care of Rukia and Hanatarō. When Rukia wakes up while being healed, Byakuya, brushing off her concern, tells her to rest, as there is a much bigger fight coming.
As Yammy Llargo is about to crush Ichigo, Byakuya fires Sōkatsui at the Espada, while Kenpachi Zaraki cuts off one of Yammy's legs. The two captains bicker for a while. As Kenpachi begins to fight Yammy on his own, Byakuya stops Ichigo from joining the fight, telling him he has to return to the Human World. Mayuri Kurotsuchi appears with a cart, which Byakuya asks him about, before opening a Garganta. Ichigo begins to protest again, but Byakuya reminds him that his true duty is to protect Karakura Town, convincing Ichigo to go. He asks Mayuri why he chose to remain in Hueco Mundo when there must have been more things on Earth which would have piqued his curiosity. Mayuri, assuring him he is not plotting anything, states there are "more interesting" corpses in Hueco Mundo, and he will examine the Human World later. Byakuya says he is surprised to hear such words coming from Mayuri, since it sounds like he believes in Ichigo and his ability to end the war.
As Byakuya watches Kenpachi take down Yammy, the battle-crazed captain asks Byakuya to finish off Yammy. Byakuya tells him that is a job for a barbarian like Kenpachi. Yammy, getting back up, fires a Cero at them. They both dodge the Cero, and as they continue to bicker, Byakuya releases his Bankai. Yammy's huge form is knocked off-balance by their powerful attack, and he uses his anger to transform. He warns the captains that making him angrier is the last thing they want to do, as his release increases in strength the angrier he becomes.
After defeating Yammy, Byakuya and Kenpachi exit a Garganta in Soul Society. The 4th Division immediately responds to their arrival, taking note that while both are standing, they are horribly injured. After their injuries are treated, Byakuya and Kenpachi, along with Shunsui, are scolded by Yamamoto for losing their respective haori. When the captains take the matter lightly, with Byakuya saying he can easily replace the cheap material, Yamamoto grows even angrier.
» Equipment: N/A
» Racial Abilities:
Master Swordsman: Byakuya is a master swordsman, his skill with a weapon above and beyond most people.
Shunpo Master: Byakuya is well known for his skill in shunpo, taught by Yoruichi Shihōin.
Senka (閃花, Flash Blossom): A Shunpo technique that requires one to move to their opponent's back, directly attacking and seals one's "Saketsu" and "Hakusui" in two successive strikes, cutting off their spiritual energy flow. This attack is one of Byakuya's favorites. This technique is incredibly fast, so fast an opponent likely will not be able to tell if they were attacked from the front or the back, and even somebody observing from the side may find it difficult see to the movements Byakuya makes.
Kidō Master: Byakuya has vast knowledge of several high level Kidō spells, able to cast multiple in quick succession, with no incantations and little to no effort, still incredibly powerful. He has used spells up to level 81, and possesses advanced knowledge of Kidō application. He can use a low-level Kido spell multiple times in quick succession and with absolutely terrifying effects, as well as a counter to certain attacks.
Master Tactician: Byakuya is highly intelligent fighter, almost immediately able to determine an opponent's attack pattern and any weaknesses it may have. He is incredibly crafty, effectively using Kidō as well as other techniques to confuse his opponent(s). He is capable of discerning the motives of his opponents, why they fight, and uses the knowledge to effectively tilt the battle in his favor.
» Zanpakutô Appearance: Senbonzakura (千本桜, Thousand Cherry Blossoms): Senbonzakura is a regular katana. It has a simple cross guard, with an open frame much like a four-pane window. It has a bronze guard, with lavender hilt-wrapping, and a white sheath.
» Sealed Zanpakutô Power:
Zankokuna Hana (残酷な花)- The Cruel Blossom
Similar to in it’s Shikai state, Senbonzakura dissolves into countless fragments that look like cherry blossom petals. These fragments will slowly begin forming a shape above Byakuya's head that takes the appearance of a full cherry blossom, until each and every fragment has been added to this massive cherry blossom shape. Once all of the fragments have formed this cherry blossom, there is a 3 second delay before the petals explode outwards in a ring formation. In this state Senbonzakura's petals may not be used for offense, but rather for this single, powerful attack.
» Shikai Release Phrase: "Scatter" (散れ, chire).
» Shikai Appearance:
» Shikai Abilities: In its Shikai, Senbonzakura's blade separates into a thousand tiny blade fragments, which fly away from the hilt, leaving Byakuya holding the sword's handle in his hand. While the blades are too small to be seen normally by the naked eye, they reflect light in a way that resembles cherry blossom petals. By swinging Senbonzakura's hilt, Byakuya controls the blades, allowing him to destroy opponents from a distance and break through nearly any defense. The blades can also be used for defense, as they can protect Byakuya from an incoming sword swing. In order to protect Byakuya from his own attacks, Senbonzakura possesses a Safe Area (無傷圏, mushōken; lit. "Woundless Zone"; Viz "Safe Zone") where it does not cut anything within 85 cm of Byakuya unless he himself allows the blades to enter the area.
Weaknesses: Release Negation (Shikai): The release can be stopped before it is finished. However, if the release is completed, Senbonzakura becomes nearly unstoppable.
» Bankai Appearance:
» Bankai Abilities: Senbonzakura Kageyoshi (千本桜景厳, Vibrant Display of a Thousand Cherry Blossoms): Byakuya's Bankai is essentially a larger version of Senbonzakura's Shikai. To activate it, Byakuya drops his sword straight into the ground. The sword phases into the ground, as though it were a pool of water. Rings of energy ripple outwards, turning the area around Senbonzakura dark, and within a few seconds, two rows of a thousand giant blades each rise up from the ground. These thousand swords scatter, and the countless blades shred the enemy. No one knows the exact number of blades generated, not even Byakuya, and very few people can dodge or even see the movements of these blades. The number of blades is great enough that Byakuya can simultaneously use them for offense and defense, much the same way his Shikai can be used. He usually forms them into large masses to obliterate opponents almost instantaneously. As they move through the air like torrents of huge ocean waves, they have the appearance of cherry blossoms floating swiftly in the wind. Senbonzakura Kageyoshi's defensive use allows Byakuya to cover himself in these thousands of tiny blades, forming a body shield of sorts. Unlike his Shikai, his Bankai is mentally controlled, Byakuya doesn't need to use the hilt of his blade. Though Byakuya can control the blades with his mind by itself, using his hands allows him to do so far more effectively, making the blades increase in speed up to 3 times their usual speed. Like his Shikai, his Bankai attack is triggered with the release phrase Scatter.
Bankai Special Ability: Byakuya's Bankai has multiple different forms, achieved by arranging the blades in several different patterns. Each form will give him a different advantage, such as increasing offense while defense is lowered. This huge variety of techniques makes Senbonzakura Kageyoshi highly versatile. These techniques are used by saying the name of the technique, followed by saying the name of Byakuya's Bankai, Senbonzakura Kageyoshi.
Senkei (殲景, Slaughterscape): The truest form of Senbonzakura. This gathers the scattered petals of Senbonzakura into full,glowing, swords numbering in the thousands, which form four separate rows. These rows float just above each of the other rows, and circle around Byakuya and his opponent(or opponents) in a constantly moving, array of columns. It completely abandons any form of defense, instead moving in favor of an incredibly powerful offense. Though menacing in a visual manner, this form is not meant for attack from all sides like his shikai; instead it concentrates the power of his Bankai into far fewer blades, thereby increasing his attack power exponentially. Though Byakuya can mentally control these swords, as he can with his other attacks, he often brings them to his hands for melee combat. When the blades are in his hands, they stop glowing, and take the same form as Senbonzakura when it is sealed. It takes fewer blows from a Senkei blade to injure an opponent gravely, than the large amount of cuts needed from the uncontrolled/unfocused Bankai. Senkei seals Byakuya in with his enemy, allowing neither of the two opponents to move very far from each other, though the area is still large enough for some ability to move around. By far the deadliest aspect of the Senkei form is that it allows for Byakuya to have use of all the swords at the exact same attack level, making it a great way to effectively defeat an enemy, who is likely unaware of the danger of the situation. It is incredibly rare for Byakuya to use this ability, doing so only when he has sworn to cut down his opponent with his own two hands.This technique requires Byakuya's blood to activate.
Ikka Senjinka (一咬 千刃花, One Bite, Thousand Bladed Flower): Byakuya attacks a single target with every single one of his Senkei swords at once. As Senkei is meant to be focusing solely on offense, this is Senbonzakura Kageyoshi's ultimate attack.
Gōkei (吭景, Mawscape): This form increases the number of tiny blade fragments of Senbonzakura exponentially. It creates a spherical formation of the countless fragments of Senbonzakura, which swirl around the opponent like a cloud before flying directly at them from every possible angle, leaving few blind spots and little possibility of escape. It proceeds to collapse in on itself, obliterating the opponent.
Shūkei: Hakuteiken (終景: 白帝剣, Endscape: White Emperor Sword): This condenses all of Byakuya's blades into a single, incredibly potent sword, dramatically increasing its cutting power. The spiritual energy and pressure released by this form is enough that an opponent may feel as if it is flattening them. The blade appears bright white, and its aura takes the form of a huge bird, having earned it the name Hakuteiken (白帝剣, White Imperial Sword; Viz: "White Emperor Sword"). Pure white wings form on Byakuya's back, as well as a halo-like circle of concentrated spiritual energy. This blade can create aggravated injuries in a single blow, and the wings can be used for Byakuya to take flight.
Weaknesses: Hurtless Area Complication: If the enemy enters the Hurtless Area, this allows them to exploit an opening in Senbonzakura's otherwise invincible attack range. The trick to avoid Senbonzakura's blades is not to retreat, but to get closer. Although Byakuya can compensate this weakness by allowing the blades to enter the Hurtless Area, since it is the range in which he can safely react and redirect missed attacks, by increasing the speed of the blades within this range, Byakuya can accidentally injure himself if his timing is distorted even slightly.
» Roleplay Sample:
“Did you really think you were powerful enough to defeat me that easily?”
Byakuya would scoff as he looked down on his opponent, a somewhat childish-looking arrancar girl. His dark hair moving in the breeze created by his Shikai blades, he stared at the girl with blue hair. She had underestimated him, and for that she was about to pay. Dearly. A battle was a game of chess, and this game this arrancar had lost. “Prepare for your punishment, girl” Byakuya would say in a flat, unamused tone. “Senbonzakura Kageyoshi.” The dark-haired Shinigami would point his finger as massive blades would begin forming, which would then dissolve to form cherry blossom petals, all of them shooting at the arrancar girl.
“I wouldn't do that if I were you, Renji.” Byakuya's eyes glittered with cold amusement at his opponent’s foolish mistake. The two were playing chess, a game Byakuya particularily excelled at due to his calculating nature.
“See, now my knight puts you in checkmate...” Byakuya would explain as he moved the chess piece, claiming yet another of Renji's few remaining pieces and effectively trapping his king. Renji, however, was not amused. “How do you always win?” the red-haired Shinigami complained, looking at Byakuya. There was clearly no way he was winning this one. “Because I think before I act, unlike you.” Byakuya’s face was completely neutral, his grey eyes closing as he sighed. If Renji thought of his actions beforehand, perhaps he would one day beat his captain, but for now Byakuya would remain the champion of their matches.
“Arrogant, aren't we, captain? One day I'll show you you aren't as special as you think.” With that statement, Renji would stand up, stalking away to wallow in his umpteenth defeat somewhere else. Byakuya, with another sigh, also stood up, though he was focused on something besides Renji's self-admitted defeat. He could sense a somewhat strong spiritual pressure, rapidly moving about the Seireitei. He looked out a window, to witness a blue-haired girl who appeared to be an arrancar. She was headed straight for the spot in which he currently stood. It was almost as if… she was targeting him specifically. She was targeting him? So be it. Somebody with this amount of Spiritual pressure wasn't nearly strong enough to defeat him.
-Back to the present-
The petals completely swamped the arrancar girl. Byakuya felt a tiny stab of guilt, subjecting the childish-looking arrancar to his Bankai, but this was necessary. She had attacked innocent people in the Seireitei, targeted him, and this was her punishment. Byakuya's face remained expressionless as the petals tore the arrancar to shreds. His emotions would not escape. This was his duty, and he was going to carry it out. As a member of Gotei 13 he would see his mission through to the end. This arrancar threatened that.
Finally, when he was certain that the arrancar had perished, he withdrew the blades. The arrancar’s spiritual pressure had completely vanished, as had her remains. And he had been thinking she would put up a bit of a fight… disappointing. However, something felt wrong. The girls spiritual pressure was gone, but he still felt as if somebody were watching him, spiritual pressure cloaked. Byakuya sighed, knowing it wasn't an enemy, but rather somebody who annoyed him a great deal.
“Why don't you come out now, Yoruichi?” he would ask, his annoyance slightly visible on his face. Only SHE was capable of annoying him like this. A dark-skinned woman would emerge from a nearby tree, cheeky grin on her face. Yoruichi Shihōin, the most annoying woman Byakuya had ever met.
“Killing again, are you? Does killing young girls give you pleasure?” Yoruichi would say with a hint of childish mischief in her tone. Byakuya, struggling to remain calm, didn't respond, pointedly ignoring her. He began walking away, back to the barracks. He didn't need to listen to her. She followed him, however, much to his own annoyance.
“Are you going to answer me, captain?” Yoruichi kept following him, but Byakuya continued to ignore her. He wasn't going to let her get to him, not today. Ignore her. This woman is just trying to get a rise out of you. Act with some dignity, Byakuya. He thought to himself as he pointedly looked away again
His breathing evened as he calmed down, his expression becoming slightly less angry now. He wasn't letting this woman show up and make him angry, that was for sure. She wasn't getting him to rise to her bait, not this time.
"Listen, Yoruichi. I'm busy, so please leave me alone so I can make my report regarding this incident, if you don't mind." Was all he said, keeping his annoyance under control as he moved to leave. Yoruichi was in front of him instantly. "I'm not done playing with you, captain."
"Like I said, I need to make a report. Please, do not interfere."
With this, Byakuya stepped around the dark skinned woman, using Shunpo to get as far away as possible. He hadn't been lying, he really did need to make his report... and so he went to go do just that.
-Timeskip 3 hours-
Byakuya finished writing the last word in his report with a sigh. Finally done... now to deliver his report. He stood up, pushing his chair back, as he picked up the report. Pushing his chair in, he left the room, making to deliver his report. Waiting outside was Yoruichi, much to his annoyance.
"How long were you there?" He asked with a less than enthusiastic tone. Of course she was waiting right outside, just waiting for him to emerge so she could bug him. "The entire time" she responded with a grin. Byakuya knew she was just trying to poke fun at him, but this woman was EXTREMELY annoying, and he just wanted to be rid of her.
"Well, I have a report to deliver, I must be on my way."
Byakuya sidestepped around the woman, just as he had earlier, hurrying off to go deliver his report on the attack. It wouldn't do for somebody of his status to be late, now would it? He navigated the halls easily, barely having to pay attention to where he was going to reach his destination. He had walked these halls so many times that it had become second nature to navigate, something he didn't have to think twice about.
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Subject Post 2Subject: Re: Byakuya Kuchiki (Complete) Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:54 am
I'm sorry, but I'm going to be denying this application, and your attempt for Byakuya. The reason behind it is the poor execution of this. All of this is copied and pasted from the wiki. Staff, including me cannot trust you to write a quality response for something like this, with you having to rely on copy-paste information. In the words that Frost told me:
"...as it shows she does not understand the character confidently enough to be able to write anything without slapping together pre-written information."
Finally, there's the RP sample. I honestly could not see that it was Byakuya being played while reading that. Sorry, better luck next time, Haru. So, with that said...