» Name Of Character:
Nathan Washi» Link To Character: The Exploding Penguin» Upgrading:
Firstly, the request for a tier upgrade.
Secondly, the addition of Ressurreción.
The most obvious feature which Nathan gains in this form are the peculiar growths that come out his back. While these could be mistaken for skeletal wings, they are in fact extra limbs, like a spider's. They are each as strong and durable as Nathan's hands, and have the ability to project explosives like the rest of his body. The legs are strong enough to pierce through stone and allow for Nathan to suspend himself in the air, or dash along the ground with their help. While he can focus hard enough to control this running, he is also able to let it happen on auto-pilot. This works for Nathan the same way that walking does for normal people. It is not something he has to consciously think about, unless one of his limbs is damaged. It should be noted that these appendages have a high amount of maneuverability, and can reach around to be in front or behind any part of Nathan's body. At their full length, they stretch out to a little more than 10 feet, and are able to bend themselves enough to wrap around something if Nathan forces them to. This would be uncomfortable for the Vizard, as stretching them that far is not something they are meant to do as a part of everyday use.
While Nathan's body itself is not able to regenerate his wounds, the limbs are a different story. Once per post, he is able to sever one of his appendages, growing a new one in its place. The new appendage will not be as functional and maneuverable until the next post has begun. This regeneration is announced by the sound of an explosion, followed by trails of blood rushing down Nathan's back, before allowing the new limb to shoot out.
Nathan's defensive capacity in this form is amplified by the state which he is maintaining normally, whether that state is his bankai, shikai, or sealed state. Once he enters Resurreccion, the hollow's defensive nature improves his own defensive capabilities, changing him from difficult to damage to near impossible to damage. It is important to note that this resistance to damage is merely that; a resistance to damage. If Nathan is struck with an impact enough to halt a regular person, it will still stun him and knock him down. His body is difficult to wound, but he does not have the endurance necessary to prevent his body from being moved as a result of outside damage.
Ascended Demolitions Expert
Once Nathan has reached this state, the intensity of the explosions that he is able to produce, as well as the variety of items he can produce that causes said explosions, increases dramatically. Nathan becomes able to produce explosives and explosions from different points on his body, and depending on where the object is created, the object will have a different effect. The important part to remember about these explosions is Nathan's available pool of energy while in his Resurreccion. His resurreccion does not provide him with greatly enhanced strength, provides nothing in the way of speed or even contributes greatly to his defenses. His resurreccion provides raw energy, and this enables for him to continue using his explosive arts at the same intensity at the beginning as he can nearly at a drawn-out battle's conclusion. Also worth noting is that he can produce multiple explosions or explosive devices at a single time, and this aids in the method by which he prefers to do battle.
Hand Art: Seals of Finale
The explosions that emerge from Nathan's hands are the most potent of any of his explosions. The explosive force that he is able to produce from his hands while in his Ressurreccion are the kind that would leave dents in mountains, or cause city structures to become unbalanced and collapse within a block radius. The sheer amount of force created by these explosions will knock away most beings, especially if they are caught unaware by them. His hands are also the only point at which he can create an explosion that varies in the amount of energy that it uses. If Nathan were to put the maximum amount of energy he can output in his Resurreccion into a single attack, it would be capable of wiping a building off the map from the initial force alone. The amount of shrapnel it would create would be incredibly difficult to dodge, due to the rate of. H speed at which they would be sent flying.
Hand Technique: Corruptive Explosions
By using his hands, Nathan is able to spawn a series of explosions that travels through solid matter. For instance, if he were to lay his hands down on the top of a building, he could create a line of explosions that rush down into the ground and then towards an opponent. He is able to control the intensity of these explosions because he is using his hands, and can even have the first few explosions be minimal in size, allowing for a kind of sneak attack if he were to choose to make the last explosion gigantic.
Foot Art: Travelling Explosions
While in this form, Nathan's feet produce explosions in a cone like shape. By increasing the number of explosions, Nathan is able to lift up his body and boost it along the air. By positioning his legs correctly, he can make himself float and flit about, or rapidly rush into an opponent. The level of speed that he is able to acquire by using these explosions comes on par with his shunpo, but that only applies once he has gotten the momentum going. The important thing to remember is that due to his training with explosions, he can essentially set his mind on auto-pilot when it comes to planning them out. This means that he use his feet to get himself going, and then keep himself going for some time, allowing for a high speed raid. He would usually combine this with his ability to drop explosions and explosive devices.
Foot Technique: Bomb Kick
One manner in which Nathan can use his feet to produce explosive devices is in the way of creating a round bomb. This bomb, black in color, can then be kicked by his hands and feet and shot away with an explosive charge. This bomb is unique in the fact that it is immune to the explosives that Nathan performs on it. So, Nathan could produce such a bomb, and then use Travelling Explosions using a leg to send it flying at a target, where it would then explode. An important aspect of this technique to keep in mind is that like his other explosions, it is limited only by his capacity to keep creating the bombs. The coating for these bombs does take up more energy than his other explosives of the same effect, but he could still send five or six of these at a target within a post if he desired to.
Chest Art: Explosive Devices
Most of the devices that Nathan produces in this form that can contain explosions come from the tattoo marks on his chest and sternum. Out of these marks he is able to produce a variety of devices: C4, motion-detecting bombs, tiny ball-shaped bombs, hand grenades and semtax, etc etc. He is able to produce these explosive devices in all shapes and sizes, but when they are spawned they have no charge. Only once Nathan has touched them with another part of his body that can produce explosions do they gain the charge of whatever that limb has to offer. Usually this will just mean grabbing them with his hands and doing whatever with them, but the capacity to do more than that remains. For instance, he could create a soccer-ball looking object and kick it with his foot, and it would explode like in Travelling Explosions.
Chest Technique: The Rocket
While most of the explosives produced by his chest have no explosive charge, a unique type of device that he can produce from the mark on his sternum does. Out of his sternum, Nathan is able to produce rockets. These rockets use explosions to travel, and can be made any size. The larger the rocket, the slower it will be, and the smaller the final explosion. The explosions do not differ in force, however, only volume. Getting hit by even a small one of these would cause a the wall of a building to cease existing and the contents of the office completely displaced, desks and computers slamming against the inner walls. These rockets are able to use a homing functionality, but only if Nathan is able to focus on their target. If he loses sight of them, then he cannot guide the rockets. Guiding the rockets does not take conscious thought, but it does require focus on the target. This can have awkward implications if Nathan's focus is changed while the missiles have been launched, and could accidently harm allies if they distract him during their use. He is able to produce these rockets with the same rapidity of any other explosive device, meaning he could shoot dozens of tiny ones at once, or cumulate the volume of the final explosion into one large missile, expending his output for a post.
Sight Art: Caging Explosions
Three times per post, Nathan is able to utilize his eyes and the markings on his face to create a distanced explosion. This explosion is not the strongest that Nathan can produce, but it still contains a higher than moderate amount of force for this form. These explosions are able to be activated anywhere within Nathan's line of sight. These explosions have two indicators. First, the markings on Nathan's face glow red for a moment while he prepares the attack, and then there is a small spark in the middle of the air. This spark indicates where the explosion is going to go off. If Nathan catches an opponent unawares or combines this technique with his other explosive arts, it can cause some real damage. However, if his opponent is able to maintain their focus and learn the 'tells' behind the Caging Explosions, then as long as they move quickly enough they should be able to block it or attempt to dodge it.
Sight Technique: Device Movement
By placing one of the explosive devices produced by his chest on his forehead, Nathan is able to teleport that device to a location within his line of sight. Doing this uses up one of the three uses of his Sight Art in a post, and grants the device with the explosive properties of Caging Explosions. In addition, whatever momentum the object had when it touched Nathan's forehead remains when it reappears. So, if he were to whip his head back, smash into a device, and then cause for it to teleport, the device would re-emerge sailing downwards in the direction of Nathan's head smash.
Limb Art: Searing Explosions
Nathan's extruding limbs (and his arms, to a lesser extent) are unique in that they are completely resistant to the knock-back effect of Nathan's explosions. This means that if he were to plant his limbs into stone and then cause a massive explosion with his hands, strong enough to blow his body away, the limbs would still be sunk into the stone, catching him. This also holds true of the explosions that are being emitted by the limbs themselves. This means that they could be emitting dozens of explosions, increasing their speed or destructive force, and Nathan could still move the limbs as naturally and easily as any other time despite them being consumed with and emitting explosive force. While the limbs are not able to create intense explosions volume wise, the explosions that they produce have a high level of intensity. Practical applications include the ability to burrow by emitting constant explosions, or ripping a target to shreds. If Nathan were to use this ability continually for an entire post, however, he would exhaust himself from it, and be unable to use it for another two posts afterwards. Otherwise, intense usage would just require a small cooldown time, lasting a post at most.
The only new pure functionality that Nathan gains in this form, ability wise, is the ability to manipulate explosions. Whenever an explosion occurs near Nathan's body that he does not produce, his mind is made aware of it. As the explosion blossoms, Nathan's mind moves at an extremely rapid pace, enough to give him the ability to react to whatever explosion is happening with this ability. When an explosion occurs, up to four times per post, Nathan is able to increase or decrease the intensity of the explosion. Completely smothering an explosion requires a large amount of his energy and focus, and is something he can only do once per post. This is referring to an explosion produced by another being of Nathan's level, so this has the assumption that the explosion would be substantial in size. When it comes to increasing the size of the explosion, Nathan is able to devote a decent amount of energy into compounding its size or intensity.
While Nathan's Resurreccion does grant him a massive increase in strength, it does allow for him to produce catastrophic explosions out of his joints. These explosions fly off of his body, allowing him to accelerate blows. This can result in intense physical attacks, with explosions rocketing out of his elbows, hips, knees, and even the back of his head.
While Nathan's transformation may not result in him gaining a high amount of speed, it does allow for him to 'react' at a higher level. He is able to detect most changes in his environment, which helps him to plan his explosions or brace for impacts. This is somewhat related to his Explosion Manipulation, though the massive increase in reaction time that he gets when an explosion goes off cannot be summoned at will. If that level of reaction were 100%, then the rest of his facilities are able to respond at somewhere between 80-85%. So, if an individual around Nathan's level were to approach him with shunpo/sonido, he would be able to track their movements and try to come up with a method to counter it in most circumstances.» Why:
1. Nathan has experienced a great deal of trauma and experiences since the Austrailian War event, the conclusion of which saw him become stuck in a mindless version of his Ressurrecion. This extended period of time would have made him extremely comfortable with its activation, so I do not believe that him acquiring the complete form is that much of a stretch.
2. Nathan has demonstrated activity with his recent thread with Adam as well as the upcoming event, and has always been a staunch organizational member.» Extra:
This is like my first power upgrade for a character in a year or so, wow.