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I. Basic Information» Name:
Snopy Saika» Titles:
Lone Renegade of the Saika; » Appearance Age:
21» True Age:
Rogue» Appearance Description:
Snopy has a very lean appearance, weighing about 139lbs and standing at 6 feet. Considering the height and weight factor, he is rather skinny and lacks any noticable muscle definition. It is unknown why his weight is the way it is, either way it doesn't make him the most menacing person. He has blonde hair that extends down to the bottom of the neck. Considering his nationality is Japanese, one would wonder as to where such a hair color came from. However, his skin is colored normally for his Nationality.
His eye color tends to catch many people off guard as well. He appears to have obtained heterochromia iridium in some way. Though normally caused by some kind of inflammation or irritation, the nature of this is rather different. He was actually born with silver eyes, and lived his entire living life with that.
When it comes to attire it is fairly simple. He has Shinigami robes that are fairly standard, save for one detail. He has the left sleeve torn off, and if he gets a new one, he proceeds to tear it off. It is an odd quirk he has, as he started when Kanna Aikotsuki blew the sleeve off with a Kidō spell. He says he keeps it like that to be unique, but considering his relationship with Kanna there may be more of a subconscious reason behind it. However, he is usually found wearing casual attire, even on some missions. He wears a T-shirt, shorts, and sandals much of the time. To top it off he has a pair of sunglasses he uses to cover his eyes. The main reason being he just enjoys wearing them, as he feels no shame in his eye colors. The colors of said cloths vary, as he has no real preference.» Appearance Picture:
I. Personality» Personality:
Snopy's personality is a very strange thing. He literally has the power to change his outward personality at a whim. Not that his actual personality changes, but he can almost perfectly change his mannerisms if need be. In theory this would make him a master of disguise and personas, but he really doesn't like abusing this much unless it's to mess with people.
His actual personality, which is the side shown to the world, is generally laid-back and kind. When he speaks he always does so in a very casual manner, and he is always calm. He never raises his voice unless his emotions get to him, which in itself is a rare occurrence that only select things can trigger, or he deems it necessary to push a situation in the right direction. Such a situation would be seen when his Zanpakutō Spirits are arguing with each other, and yelling at them is the only way to get them to quiet down. Only things of that nature, never will his voice rise against an enemy unless certain strings of the heart are tugged.
Ever since he died the events of his existence lead to a forming of a new personality. His past self was a little cocky and arrogant, and took things too lightly from time to time. The events of his life, that would push most people to the edge and screw them up to hell, had the opposite effect. His death and subsequent struggle for survival opened his eyes. No longer would he be such an arrogant kid. In fact, it humbled him to the point of denying the obvious at times. It also made him the calm man he is today, not hot headed like his old self. He also gained a newfound respect for anything he obtained in life, and for life in general.
His hotheadedness gave way to a new, eternally calm, attitude. There is only one thing guaranteed to make him angry, and that is seriously hurting someone he cares about. It doesn't matter if it is a close friend, or a family member, it will make Snopy mad to no end. In actuality, he only becomes that way with serious wounds, non-fatal wounds and he will be able to keep his calm usually. On occasion seeing a child murdered or someone killing their own ally upset him, but it isn't real anger. He is just too collected at this point to rage at anything but the risk of losing a loved one.
Snopy also tends to make a lot of jokes. Fitting into his casual style, he likes to joke and laugh about a lot. He doesn't make jokes to be funny per say, just to keep the mood light and pleasant. He occasionally has an odd sense of humor, but it usually fits in with the situation so no one else questions the jokes he makes usually. He laughs at irony in a situation (which he is ever eager to point out, and almost always notices), at peoples reactions, and sometimes at situations in general. This doesn't mean he laughs at inappropriate times, it is just who he is.
It has been noted by many around him, as well as having people constantly attempt to pound the idea into Snopy's head (to no avail), that Snopy has a genius intellect. His intelligence is simply ludicrous. His brain is capable of taking in information, processing it, and coming out with some extremely well thought out solutions in no time flat. Almost nothing gets past him, and any form of deception must be done in the utmost of care, as Snopy will find out quickly if one does not watch themselves. He also has amazing deductive skills, being able to take in small amounts of info and come out with reasoning that is close to the truth, if not the truth. If someone uses an illusion, or any form of trick in battle, it will likely be seen through instantly, as he is not one to fall for cheap tricks. Only the best would stand a chance at fooling him. Still, despite all of this Snopy refuses to acknowledge himself as a genius. It just won't happen. He is flattered when someone he really cares about says it, but he will still brush it off.
To top it off he also has an immense capacity for perception. His senses had always been acute, and upon becoming a Shinigami they became further augmented. His eyesight allows him to see far distances and isn't impaired by lack of light as much as others. That is just an example, as all senses except taste are amplified to some degree. This makes his intelligence stand out even more, as little escapes him. Of course it isn't perfect, nothing is, but it is a large step ahead of most people.
To top everything off, life has pushed his willpower to maximum capacity. Being forced to use every ounce of will to talk or escape some sticky situation in Rukongai has pushed his ability to push himself far. After everything he want through as a powerless Rukongai citizen, he developed a "never say die" attitude. When protecting someone he loves, his own life, or a cause he truly believes in, he will fight harder and harder the more pressure is put on him. The enemy is tough, he tries harder. If he is about to lose, he tries harder. He is aware that sometimes retreat is the best option, but he knows how to fight til his last breath if it ever came down to it.
All in all, Snopy is truly a caring individual. He tends to be kind to all he meets, even engaging in friendly chit-chat with enemies of his from time to time. When he sees someone in trouble, it is in his nature to help out. When someone is hurt, he tends to help heal them. When someone is upset, he tries to comfort him. Although at times he may be a tiny bit awkward, he always does what he can to be a friendly person. He isn't nice to a fault, he never trusts people upon the first meeting, but he is quick to determine if someone is being truthful or attempting to deceive him. As such, if someone truly has good intentions, they will be treated well. He also puts extreme value in time spent with friends and family. Around his sister and Kanna, he can be consider somewhat playful even. He is just an all around caring guy.
He has a sort of "brother-sister" attachment to several people. He sees his best friend Kiyomi as a sister of sorts, and even sees one of his Zanpakutō spirits as such. Due to his interactions with an actual little sister when he was alive, he naturally becomes attached to certain females and shares a sort of brother/sister bond. He is extremely kind to them, even more so than most people. His love for them may stem from a regret from his younger days, not spending as much time with his little sister as he should have. Even more so that he was sometimes not the kindest to his little sis, so he does not want to repeat such mistakes.
Snopy also enjoys the company of those with a level of maturity at time. Snopy values calm and tranquility, and more mature people do not disturb that. They are pleasant people to be around to relax around, and talk to to him. They are a different kind of personality, as he can't be around those perky "little sister" types all the time. He also enjoys intellectuals from time to time. An intelligent conversation or debate is sometimes a nice stimulation. Snopy firmly believes in "use it or lose it." Despite winning many intellectual debates, he still will never acknowledge his level of intelligence. He is humble about it at the very least.
Even in combat his attitude is still laid-back. He is perfectly willing to give enemies a chance to not fight and go home peacefully, though they rarely listen. He generally has a calm tone in battle. Sometimes he acts rather bored, half-hearted, or as if he didn't want to exert the effort when he speaks. Still, he never underestimates opponents and his fighting is always at its A game. He doesn't want to die again due to some careless mistake. He feels especially strong about this since he now is beginning to become close to the people around him. Sometimes in battle Snopy will get serious, or downright cold and uncaring sounding. it all depends on the situation. In many battles he is as laid back as ever.
When it comes to love and relationships, it is his one weak point. It isn't that he is bad at them, technically he was only ever in one and is still in that very one. His feelings and a few unforgiving situations caused him to say things at an awkward time, and sometimes say or do the wrong thing. However, when he says he cares he never lies and he will fight to prove his feelings is need be. Despite a few fights, he felt he had weathered out the worst of it, and now is a bit closer with Kanna in terms of affection. Though awkward at it, he is extremely loving in relationships.
On a final note, Snopy has an extremely odd relationship with his inner hollow. He bears absolutely no ill-will or grudge towards his inner hollow, despite her attempts to claim his body. When he sees her he treats her abnormally kind when she isn't trying to take over his body. No matter what, he treats her well outside of body, much to the confusion of his Zanpakutō spirits. This also tends to confuse his inner hollow as well. Snopy, however, simply sees no reason to constantly fight now that she is a part of him. He will defend himself and his control over his body, and little more.» Likes:
Relaxing, socializing, reading, music, and arts» Dislikes:
Stubborn stuck up people; lack of common sense
I. History» History:
The Beginning [1-10]
Snopy Saika was born September 15th, 2310 in Japan. Due to a mix-up at the hospital, he was almost separated from his actual parents, who were mad when they discovered the mix-up. When he was returned, the name Snopy was found tied to his birth certificate for unknown reasons. Snopy's mother, feeling Snopy would be unique and need a unique name, choose to keep this as his name. It was a strange name, but no one seemed to object to her logic. On a final birth note, his eyes at this time were silver.
Snopy's family lived in a somewhat large town, and it had a good amount of wealth, thus it has a protected dome around it. Thus Snopy was shielded from unwanted demonic and hollow influences thanks to this. Snopy lived towards the outer edge of the dome, not far from the barrier itself. There was no shortage of people, and it seemed to function like a miniature city.
He had a very caring family. His dad was kind of a goofball at times. He made jokes a lot and at times could act like a complete idiot. However, he was able to be a serious and caring father when the need arose. He was actually a human with Soul Evolution powers. He wasn't the strongest around, but he was capable of fighting hollow and lower demons when he had to. When Snopy was little he would often return and tell his son about the fight as stories.
His mother on the other hand was one of the sweetest and most loving people you could meet. She loved Snopy with all of her heart, which in turn caused him to love her back just as much. She was intelligent and seemed to know at least something about fighting, despite never doing it. She was supposedly powerless, but when Snopy was older he often noticed she had a faint spiritual signature. It was a strange one he couldn't put his finger on, but he knew he felt it.
They also seemed rather wealthy. They owned a rather large house with more space than most people could use. The first year of Snopy's life has little of note. When Snopy was 1 his mother had a daughter whom she named Sumika. When Snopy was little he couldn't stand her since she was always crying and hogged up his mother's attention. As such he kinda avoided her when possible. This upset his mother quite a bit for awhile as well. However, one night when Snopy was 3 Sumika got out of her crib and ended up making her way to Snopy. When she reached him, he wanted to leave the room. However, she looked up at him and hugged onto him. Even at three years old, he felt touched by it and grew much more fond of her.
He was always smart, even when he was little he could figure things out with relative ease. He was also a powerful little kid. Snopy was born with an immense reserve of spiritual energy, higher than his entire family. His mother and sister had no powers other than seeing spirits, and his father was no where near his strength. With the energy he had, he ended up having fun testing out his abilities. By the time he was 5, he had some actual fighting ability.
It was at this time he decided to wander away from the house on his own. He ended up making his way right outside the barrier, on purpose. His curiosity had gotten the better of him and he wanted to know what was on the other side. He had heard all of his father's stories but he wanted to see for himself. Unknown to him, his little sister ended up following him. Snopy was exploring the area outside the barrier when he heard something behind him. Turning, he saw his sister running from a hollow, but being four, she was about to be overtaken. Snopy, without thinking, rushed ahead and went to punch the hollow. He had some strength for a 5 year old, and he ended up smashing the hollow's mask during the adrenaline rush.
This event showed just how much strength he had built up within his body. It also strengthened the bond he had formed with his sister, as after this she was even more attached to him. It wasn't long before his mother and father came running and saw what had happened. Shocked and upset at the same time, they took the two back home. The display of strength he showed formed the beginning of the cocky attitude he would develop as time went on, as he felt like he could do anything.
Throughout his school life he always excelled and was at the top of his class. On top of this he continued to grow stronger, and actually went out killing stronger and stronger hollow. Every so often he would even kill a weak demon. All factors combined slowly made him cocky and a little arrogant. At heart he was still kind, but his outward attitude reeked of arrogance and was somewhat careless.
During this time he would often be found training or researching things he didn't know, with his little sister following at all times. She was very clingy, and a little energetic, which occasionally got on Snopy's nerves. However, he loved her so he would never show it. The only two people he really wasn't arrogant with at this point was his mother and sister. His relationship with his mother was much in the same. He loved her and was openly attached to her. When it came to his father, he cared about him and showed it, but his arrogant attitude showed through at times.
8 years leading up to death [11-18]
When Snopy was 11 he could kill some powerful foes. His strength was enough to make even some Menos class hollow run for cover. He had certainly grown fast, and his intelligence had grown with him. He eventually found out about a nearby group that killed hollow and demons to keep things safe. Oddly, his parents were okay with the idea, and allowed him to go and attempt to join. The group was against allowing a little kid to join, but after seeing him defeat one of their stronger members, they allowed him in.
They were a distance away, so when things were busy he was likely not going to be able to always see his family. However, at most times he would be able to live at his house no problem. Snopy was put in charge of the sector that specialized in ranged combat. The way his powers had developed, he could fire concentrated bursts out of a spiritual based gun. He had other powers, but those weren't used too often by him.
Time passed, and slowly he became even stronger and his senses grew more acute. His time as a marksman served him well. He still hung around his family a lot as he was told to simply hunt hollow outside the barrier near his house until called upon. Due to Snopy's temporary absences, Sumika would be around him at every possible moment. He didn't mind, as he still did, and would always, love her. However, he didn't appreciate her company, along with the rest of his family's, as much as he really should have.
Soon enough this group decided he may be fit to lead the sector he was in, as the former commander had passed away due to an infection. Snopy passed all his tests with flying colors and was made commander of his sector. This, however, effectively cut the time he had with his family in half.
During this time he developed a serious side to his personality, a professional side. He was still arrogant and occasionally reckless, but he could at least compose himself a bit. As he continued to fight hollow, he began to learn not to trust everyone on sight. Many people who had claimed to have his back, often abandoned him out of fear or even hate. This carried over into Snopy's current philosophy of "Do not trust or distrust unless given a reason to, by their actions or a powerful gut feeling".
He also became friends with some of the other commanders and sub-commanders. There were many strange personalities, which is when Snopy learned how to deal with all kinds of people. He was also showing less and less appreciation of his family, and was taking it for granted much of the time. He spent much less time around them than he should have.
One day a new commander joined the group. His name was Masumi, and from the moment Snopy saw him, he knew something was up. He didn't know why, but he just felt that Masumi was up to no good. As such, he often kept a steady eye on him, observing him, waiting for something to happen. Everyone he told this to thought he was just being paranoid, but he didn't listen.
A few years passed and Snopy was almost 18. This is where things got awry. It started with a strange report of a hollow somehow attacking within the barrier. Some of the other commanders went out, but found nothing. Then, outside of the barrier there was an influx of hollow and demon activity. Snopy went out often with others to control their numbers, but no matter how many they killed, their numbers continued to increase. After awhile, Snopy noticed something strange had been going on whenever all the commanders were gone, but he blew it off like nothing. This was a major mistake.
Finally, he was assigned to a team meant to investigate the strange activity, rather than just control it. It was composed of him and a few Commanders and Sub-commanders he trusted. His 18th birthday was drawing near, and Snopy was prepared to start the investigation. However, one of his friends suggested he go back to see his family for his birthday. Snopy refused at first, stating he could see them at any time. However, after much insistence, he went.
Even at that moment, he was happy that he went. He spent some time with his family and was really happy for the duration of the visit. He spent a lot of time with his sister, who was really upset that he was never around. He also gave his mother and father the attention they deserved. Before he left, his sister gave him a necklace as a good luck charm. He said his farewells and headed off. Unknown to any of them, this would be the last time they see him.
Snopy went off to investigate the infestation. Soon enough, an army of hollow and demons, both weak and strong attacked the group. For literally hours they fought back, but slowly they began to fall. Snopy is unsure to this day as to whether they got out alive or not, as he was not the last to fall and some of them might have still been alive. After most of his group had fallen, he saw Masumi approach them.
Everything was revealed, Masumi has been using bait to bring in ludicrous amounts of dark creatures for his testing. More importantly, it gave him a chance to get rid of someone who was distrustful of him, to get rid of Snopy. Snopy lashed out at Masumi, and fought on par with him for awhile. However, Snopy was reckless and ended up being stabbed in the back by another unknown assailant. In the attack, Snopy was struck such that all of his powers would leave his body.
It was here that he died, and by some miracle, his spirit escaped without being devoured, destroyed, or corrupted. As Snopy wandered as a spirit, he began to do some thinking.
One night, he was sitting on a bench in the park. He just sat and stared into space, thinking about his family. He thought of his mother, whom would be devastated with the loss. His father too. Then Snopy pulled out the necklace he had obtained from his sister. He stared at it for a moment, the broke out into tears. He loved his sister, he told her he would be back, and he failed her. He remained in this state for hours, crying his eyes out. After awhile though, he regained his composure and began to think. Snopy realized everything he had done wrong, his death opened his eyes (which something during the incident changed, now one eye was pink while the other purple). He had under appreciated what he had, and now only through the loss did he truly realize it. He vowed that whatever happened as a spirit or in the after life, he would not make the same mistakes. Thus was born the Snopy of today, personality-wise.
After a few days he was discovered by a Shinigami, who told him of the Soul Society. Snopy passed on that day, and went on to the next phase in his life.
Rukongai Days [18-?]
Snopy arrived in Rukongai so far away he didn't even hear about the Gotei 13 for another 70-80 years. This was an area very far from Seireitei, and was also a complete slum. Merchants struggled to make their way in life, thieves and thugs were everywhere. It was dangerous, but Snopy was used to danger. He spent this time making out any way he could. He did odd jobs for cash with which he fed himself with. When he needed to sleep he found old buildings, such as warehouses, to sleep in.
At the same time, danger was a every turn. Thugs constantly challenged him out of boredom. Snopy always had to talk his way out of it, or run like hell. Sometimes, he would have to deal with pickpockets. If he didn't catch them, he was out a meal, or worse, two (he couldn't afford to skip meals with how small they were). The worst part was that on rare occasion, some thugs would attempt to force him to an alley to rape him. Snopy was lucky to have made it out unscathed (and un-violated) from these incidents.
Things like this tended to mess with a person's head. To make them shut out, toughen up, and sometimes do other things with their mind. Snopy, however, did the opposite. His outlook and attitude improved rather than deteriorated. When he finally had something he cared about, he would cherish it. He did have his sister's necklace, which if anyone even tried to touch he would get an adrenaline rush in order to prevent them from defiling the last remnant of his sister.
Many years passed, and Snopy was in his 90's (though with the body of a 18 year old). In his time, he had slowly (and unintentionally) migrated to a better area in Rukongai, and there he learned of the Gotei. Snopy had regained a little of his spiritual power at this point, so he decided to enroll in the academy. Snopy excelled in most of his classed, especially Kidō. He picked up on everything easily, and passed after a few years. Soon enough, he was a member of the Gotei 13.
During his stay he had done much. Using their library he learned much of the world and how things were all together. One day, he traveled to the wastelands just to see what it was like and he discovered a Nature Iramasha that he had an intense spar with, despite inevitably losing. He went on missions from time to time but most of it was spent training.
One day during such training, he was visited by a woman named Kanna Aikotsuki. She was the Vice Captain of Squad 4 and she had apparently been sent to train him. No matter how friendly he was, he received nothing but stoicism in return. She was cold and distant. Still, he enjoyed an intense training session before she left the area. On another occasion Snopy went out to relax, and maybe train, out in the forests and lakes of Rukongai. Much to his surprise, he ended up stumbling upon Kanna yet again. She ended up forcing him into another training session. At the end, they didn't exactly leave on the best of terms (Kanna wasn't happy).
Things began to change for the two though, when Snopy went to get a bite to eat and, once again, found Kanna. She had, uncharacteristically, invited him to sit with her. The two talked and Snopy learned a lot about her. He learned about her life, and many of the things that made her so distant. At the end of this, Snopy had weird feeling in his stomach. He went home to rest, but couldn't help but look back to Kanna.
On one mission, Snopy had asked Kanna to come along at the suggestion of a friend. Over the weeks that passed between when he talked to Kanna at the diner and now, he realized that he had a crush on her. He didn't understand why (as she was cold and distant most of the time), but he did. This was a dangerous mission, and without Kanna it would have basically been suicide for him. Over the course of the mission, he began to care more and more about Kanna until he realized he loved her. When he was injured and on the verge of death Kanna almost killed herself in the process of healing.
Snopy was able to help her, and the two were apart for another week. Soon though, he went to question her as to why she was avoiding him. The two returned to more "proper" terms and Kanna told him she would think about how she felt for a bit. Snopy throughout all of this had kept up training, and ended up meeting a man whom had helped him once before. However, the man attacked in what turned out to be an act of training. The two fought until Snopy was unable to fight anymore, after which the man took him to Squad 4 to be healed.
Of course he ended up being healed by Kanna. After awhile, she began testing him in a strange way, by teasing him. At the end of the situation, Snopy had no idea what to think anymore. All he knew was he was lucky to be able to still tell left from right. After awhile though he found out Kanna was depressed and went to see her. After consoling her a bit, the two shared an intimate moment. Kanna almost said that she loved him before falling asleep. That night, Snopy also fell asleep and they slept in the same bed.
Things seemed to go well. Snopy trained himself to the point where he had gained his Shikai and he even had a student (albeit a crazy one). However, he had forgotten to tell Kanna of his best friend, Kiyomi. Since it was another girl, he knew it wouldn't go over well, and it didn't. She almost gave up on him, but after a lot of arguing he managed to get a maybe as to whether she would forgive him or not. However, he proved himself a few days later and the two returned to being on good terms once more.
Snopy came down with some kind of strange illness. He stayed home for awhile, but soon enough Kanna came looking. He was scared, and he did not hide that from Kanna. However, after a bit he regained composure and told her of what he discovered from some reading he had done. He took her to the basement and he went into his inner world. Snopy went to see his Zanpakutō, but also came across a hollow within his soul, as he expected.
Snopy was forced to fight alone, as the human forms of his Zanpakutō were trapped behind a barrier erected by the hollow. Meanwhile, Kanna fought his hollowfying body. After an intense battle, Snopy pushed his Zanpakutō to new limits and managed to defeat his inner hollow, despite taking major damage and almost giving up. Upon returning, he and Kanna got into an argument, but quickly resolved it.
How Snopy became a Vizard is up to speculation. His inner hollow, Ayako, claims she had been born when he had. Whether this is true or not has yet to be seen. Snopy believes that she may have formed during the years he spent fighting hollows, and he may have contracted a virus. However, everything is up in the air at the moment.
Snopy left the Gotei, and Marshal Law was enacted shortly after. This limited the time he could see Kanna due to a curfew. Now he had no idea where to go. What he would do from here, where he would go, was up in the air. What would happen next, remains to be seen.
Continuing to travel, Snopy ran into Shadin as he tried to grow stronger and control his hollow. Through an incredibly experimental and risky move, Shadin managed to force a Bankai out of Snopy. Over time a lot had changed. Snopy was not around for it, because shortly after Kanna had mysteriously vanished. Against his sister's wishes, he ran off to search for her. He searched high and low for her for a long time, but could never locate her. He fought battle after battle, even personal wars. He was almost the stuff of legends. People from many lands had whispers of the man who appeared, slew all of their problems, and then left. After all that time he had lost heart, but he could only sigh and look on. He wasn't done looking. However, it was time that he returned, with all the strength he had acquire, and regain all that was his.