» Name Of Character:
Henrex Astillon» Link To Character: http://www.platinumhearts.net/t17322-hybrid-henrex-astillon-the-living-tempest-approved-0-5http://www.platinumhearts.net/t17835-henrex-astillon-the-living-tempest-revamp-wip» Upgrading: Zanjutsu to Grand Master
Speed to Grand Master» Why:Zanjutsu
"The sword is a simple tool, but in the hands of a master, it becomes the most versatile of weapons. And just as the imagination is limitless, so too are the possibilities of the sword."
― Piandao (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
This is something that has been worked for and been used in Henrex's entirety. To begin things, let's talk about his Zanjutsu. Even since the very beginning when Henrex was first made, this was something that has always been the forefront of everything that he's done. Nearly everything about him and his app is either about a sword or can be regulated and altered to be made for
a sword. To list some examples of this, there is his Tulpa -- a manifestation of which is created through his mental drive -- which takes the form of a sword that attaches itself to Henrex's arm in the Personal Tulpa form, with his Full Tulpa taking the form of a samurai. This is something that not only shows that his main drive and skill is his swordsmanship, but it also has symbolic value to him. As a human, there was one thing that Henrex was unmatched in -- his skill with the sword. While he had to start over when he died and was reborn into the life of a Shinigami, it is clear that his skill has not faded entirely. Being able to quickly pick up and master the sword style of the Shinigami, Henrex was not far behind when it came to learning something new and regaining something that was lost.
In threads such as "Stefan VS Henrex" in the Colosseum of Madness, Henrex has shown a clear mastery over the way of the sword, able to use complicated styles such as the Two Heavens, or even in "Royal Massacre", with his ability showing to even be able to cut through Kido with a single stroke -- along with the use of the infamous sword style of the samurai, Iaido. It shows that Henrex has a very high level of skill and mastery over the Shinigami's way of the sword. Furthermore, to look at "Nemesis VS Henrex" in the Colosseum of Madness once more, this is a fight where Henrex quite literally used nothing but a sword, with the exception of his hands in the small later portion of the fight.
Overall, this is something that I feel is highly overdue, as this is -- as I said before -- something Henrex has worked for all his time here.Speed
"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
From Henrex's physiology to his threads, this has been a constant thing throughout his life. When it comes to his physiology, it is very widely known that Henrex has avian physiology -- the original source behind his wings. This is also something that has made his bones incredibly hollow. Which, in turn, boosted his natural speed immensely -- due to the lack of weight this gave off. Therefore, this is also something that technically makes his speed naturally higher than a regular Master level. Furthermore, this is something that has been worked towards for a long time. Over the coming months, there has been little that Henrex has relied on in a fight that hasn't had speed at it's primary. For a sword, the question is how fast can he swing it. For a bow, the question becomes how fast can he draw and nock another arrow.
This is something that can also be proven in threads such as "A Song of Storms", it can easily be noticed that Henrex has quite a large amount of speed, as well as a massive amount of skill in utilizing it in various ways -- such as in bursts of movement that merely appear to show his body flickering before moving, or moving in zig-zags to confuse his enemies. Furthermore, this is something that Henrex has been shown to take little energy when doing things like this in small bursts. Finally, like with the request for Zanjutsu, I feel that this is long overdue, as this has been something that has been worked for over the entire course of Henrex's time here. Speed and swordsmanship are the two core parts of his character, and I feel that this will be something that can show just how integral they are to Henrex Astillon.» Extra: