THE POWERFUL HUMAN TEMPLATE
Enter The Dragon
I. Basic Information » Name:
Gan Feng » Title: » Age:
25 » Gender:
Male » Association:
No known association or affiliation at this point in time. » Appearance Written:
Gan Feng is a young man of Chinese descent. He has long, straight black hair, which reaches about to the middle of his back. He partially ties it back with a headband when he fights though. He stands 5 feet and seven inches tall, but carries himself as if he were atop the world. His eyes are almond shaped and brown, and his nose is somewhat thin, but not overly so. A large tattoo covers the entirety of his back. ribs, and arms, and even creeps onto his chest a bit. He usually wears loose fitting pants, and it's a fifty fifty shot at whether or not he's wearing a shirt. He cleans up incredibly nicely though, and when wearing traditional Chinese garb you could mistake him for an entirely different person. » Appearance Image:
II. Personality » Personality:
Gan Feng is exceedingly humble, even in situations where his superiority is objective. He is also extremely driven. He has pursued martial arts from a very early age, and much of his determination stems from the fact that in his early childhood he was unable to do what he would have loved to. Through sheer willpower alone he fought off the sickness which had plagued his body from birth, and devoted his life to his one true love, martial arts. He is honest, usually to his own detriment, but it is a virtue that he can not set aside. He is, generally, a very serious person, although when surrounded by friends or peers he can take on a different demeanor and become more laid back. He is mostly accepting of all peoples and their ways of life, but the problem arises when those ways of life are inherently oppressive, inhibiting others ways of life. He wholeheartedly believes that anyone should be able to live life as they choose to, so long as they don't interfere with another's freedom while doing so. He is an inherently peaceful man, and because of this many animals feel comfortable interacting with him in a way they wouldn't normally.
III. History » History:
Gan Feng was born in 2393 to a large family in rural China, outside of the influence of K World. Most of his extended family lived in a monastery that had been passed down through the generations for centuries. It was a large, stone building, with a central courtyard, an extensive library, and hundreds of rooms. His family weren’t the only ones to live there, although they did take up much of the space. There were always the young who were born in the monastery, and in old age many of the family members who left returned to live out their golden years in their childhood home. There were almost always travelers who stayed with them as well. Some stayed for only a few days, others found that they enjoyed themselves in such an environment immensely, and stayed for longer periods of time. Some of them even carried out the rest of their lives mainly within the monastery walls.
Of course any of the family could leave at any time, but most of them had no reason to. Everything they could want or need was provided to them, and many martial and visual arts were pursued within the monastery. In addition, there were many within who took great pleasure in discussing philosophy, the meaning of life, and everything. Due to this, there was little time for anyone to be bored.
In his earliest years he was stricken with such a severe sickness that he could often not even escape the confines of his room. When he could manage to do so however, he found himself inextricably drawn towards the martial artists. Before he was old or healthy enough to join in himself he’d watched hundreds of hours of combat, and understood the basics. Everyday he strained himself more, cursing his own inability to engage in the only activity that interested him. When his body finally overcame whatever strange illness it was that had beset him, at the age of seven, he leaped immediately into the world of combat. After only a short time many of the elders within the monastery regarded him as something of a prodigy. Within two years of beginning his training he could defeat any of the other students in combat, even those who’d been training for much longer than he had, and who outweighed him by upwards of 60 pounds.
At first he trained with only his family members. They practiced an ancient form of Wing Chun, a soft martial art. The reason it is referred to as a soft martial art has nothing to do with the force of the offense, but everything to do with the philosophy of the defense. In soft martial arts one redirects force using technical skill, in hard martial arts one simply meets force with force. As he was only 9 by the end of his Wing Chun training, Gan Feng was ill suited to contend with any of the hard martial artists who’d made their way to the monastery in their own styles, but he did manage to hold his own pretty well when he faced them in free combat.
At the age of 12 he began training under one of the more long-staying members of the monastery in Muay Thai. The training was brutal, and pushed his body in very different ways than Wing Chun did. Wing Chun was all about technique. Muay Thai required power. Power he didn’t yet have, but that he soon found himself in pursuit of constantly. It also required the conditioning of his body, far beyond what many would be able to handle. He practiced for hours each day, hardening the bones in his knuckles and shins, and building muscle across his entire body.
Before long he found himself able to keep up with his mentor in Muay Thai, and best his Wing Chun teachers as well. When he was confident in his ability to defeat anyone within the monastery, around his fifteenth year, he began to develop his own ideas of combat more thoroughly. He experimented, combining the strikes of Muay Thai with the defense of Wing Chun, and vise versa. He weaved his Wing Chun into his Muay Thai when he fought his Muay Thai instructor, and did the same with his Muay Thai against the Wing Chun masters. After only a very short amount of time he realized that learning, and specifically combining these two very different styles of martial art had been of great benefit to his overall combat ability. He had a much easier time taking on any challengers, and although he wouldn’t have said it himself, he genuinely wiped the floor with all of them.
As men came and left the monastery word began to travel of the boy in the mountains who never lost. The boy who accepted every challenge, and was the only one standing at the end of the encounter. It was at this time that something else unique about the boy was discovered. In the monastery most of the inhabitants were generally at the same level when it came to speed. Sure, some of them were a bit faster, some of them were a bit slower, but it didn't prove too much of a concern. But when men from outside began showing up specifically to challenge him, it was found that they possessed a speed far greater than his own.
The interesting thing, however, was that regardless of the differences in their speed, Gan Feng reacted to every attack, perceived every feint, and inevitably gained the upper hand. This led to an even larger influx of challengers which threw the peaceful demeanor of the monastery into disarray, and many of the inhabitants soon grew distasteful of all of the new attention their home was garnering.
Shortly after this he left home, going off on his own for the first time. He was only sixteen at the time, but he found the adventure more than worth his time. He'd already learned everything he could from the monastery, now it was time to broaden his horizons. He'd have to leave China first though. There were a few small areas of China like his own, too disconnected to be concerned with the control of Shadow Fall, but the vast majority of the land was under strict watch. Having no interest in dealing with their ranks in any way, at least for the time being, Gan Feng decided he would visit Japan, and traverse its lands. He'd also heard of powerful warriors and martial artist's residing in the nearby country.
He made many friends and enemies in his travels, but eventually came to an area he was fond of, and thought it would be a good time for a break. For the past several years Gan Feng has resided just outside of the confines of Karakura Central, constantly seeking out new and unique challenges.
V. Human Traits » Powers:
The only thing that Gan Feng possesses that could be considered a power
is his body's natural ability to excel. This manifests in a few ways, but they are all under the umbrella of this overarching trait.Martial Arts:
As Mozart was a child prodigy in music, Fischer was a child prodigy in chess, and Gauss was a child prodigy in mathematics, so was Gan Feng a child prodigy in the martial arts. His skills are limited to no particular styling, and although there are certain martial arts he values above others, such as Wing Chun, and Muay Thai, this does not deplete his skill in other areas. He is able to mix and match freely from any martial dedication that he observes, and has the innate ability to understand techniques simply by having seen them. That isn't to say that he copies techniques whole-hog, nor would he want to. For a start there is no guarantee that the user of the technique is applying it perfectly, and Gan Feng will accept no less than perfection in his own repertoire. Secondly, he adds a bit of his own martial philosophy to every technique he uses. What this mainly entails is a greater amount of flow between one technique to the next. Every attack he makes is not thought of in a vacuum, because it will almost never be used purely for its own merit. Each of his attacks are meant to be a perfect display of form, but at the same time they must be able to lead directly into another, or they are deemed unworthy and discarded. Detailed below are a few of the martial arts he employs, and how he makes them somewhat unique.
Wing Chun: Gan Feng has drifted away from the traditionally rigid practice of this art, and uses a much more free flowing technique. He doesn't necessarily use this martial art to land the most devestating attacks, but it is exceptional when it comes to defense, even if his opponent is significantly larger or stronger than he is. With the use of his Wing Chun techniques he is able to redirect the force of his opponents blows with extreme efficiency because of his implementation of the principles of the art. Force from his opponent will be coming from one direction, therefore to redirect it is simple, as when you apply force in a direction from which no opposing force is being supplied, your redirection will meet no resistance, and you will be successful. Another excellent use of this art which he commonly employs is to use a flurry of lighter blows in order to disorient his opponent. He can keep this up for a good while, and many times he will follow it up with a harder hitting blow. Some of the more unsavory techniques of this martial art involve the throat tear, in which he literally tears out the trachea, and ripping out the heart of the opponent. He would hardly never utilize these, but if he were confronted with someone who truly needed to die he would consider it.
Muay Thai: A much more aggressive and explosive martial art by far, Gan Feng's ability is exceptional indeed. Although he does not possess the largest of frames, his body is incredibly dense with muscle, and even his bones have become as tough as steel after years of continuous conditioning. Because of these factors he is able to pack quite the punch, and delivers much more force than you would expect from someone of his stature. His kicks are deceptively powerful, and something he relies on a great deal. If his opponent moves into a range where kicks to the body are less effective he will focus on kicks to the legs, and punches. If his opponent moves in further still he may choose to do one of two things, or one and then the other. He could react with an elbow, or he could attempt to take his opponent into a clench, setting them up for his knees. Regardless of which of these he chooses to do first, it's very safe to say that you don't want to be this close to Gan Feng when involved in hand to hand combat. He is able to use all of his muscles in conjunction when striking with his elbow, and because of the incredible bone density and hardness Gan Feng possesses the already naturally effective striking point increases in effectiveness exponentially.
Taekwondo: Gan Feng has always appreciated high kicks, and although he realizes that they are neither the most effective or optimal usage of energy normally, he is in a unique position when it comes to implementing them. He is incredibly quick when it comes to striking first of all, with either his legs or his arms. Secondly, he possesses an incredible amount of muscle endurance, and exerting himself physically is not something he is often concerned with. Lastly, he has perfected the techniques that go into these kicks, and because of his own natural aptitude, any energy he does expend is put to extraordinarily good use. His high kicks are able to impart a tremendous amount of force, easily capable of decapitating a horse. He generally throws these into the mix after he's disoriented his opponent, either with a flurry of blows, or perhaps a quicker and less risky punch. This has worked incredibly well, and usually he is able to land these kicks if he deems it suitable to perform them, as in those cases his opponent is generally fairly off kilter.
Judo: When it comes to Judo, Gan Feng mostly focuses on the throws of the martial art. For actual groundwork he prefers to rely on other arts, but he appreciates the take downs and throws of this art, and incorporates them into his fighting style frequently. Because of the philosophy behind the art, which Gan Feng can easily see is related to the philosophy that is behind Wing Chun, he compares the two often. Both ways of thought rely of using technique and skill to counteract an opponents force instead of meeting his attack head on. He appreciates this line of though, and believes that it most certainly has its place in martial arts. It makes it only a matter of skill how well you can deal with an opponent who can overpower you easily. He does still, however, generally prefer to utilize his striking arts most often. When he is able to fight equally he does so, if he feels he needs to be defensive, or feels as if he shouldn't harm his opponent he will rely on things like Judo or Jiu-Jitsu. Perhaps even Varma Kalai.
Jiu-Jitsu: Jiu-Jitsu is an incredibly interesting martial art to Gan Feng. He focuses more on the Brazilian style, but he takes note of all advancements. The reason this art is so interesting to him is simply because of the fact that it's a test of wits and technique, as well as physicality. The body is forced to endure many hardships in pursuit of this technique, and technique will always improve your chances, but you must have an advanced understanding of strategy and tactics to utilize it to its fullest extent. When on the ground Jiu-Jitsu is almost always what Gan Feng relies on, as most techniques from other arts simply aren't as effective as what he can do with Jiu-Jitsu. The efficiency and fluidity of the techniques are already top notch, and with Gan Feng's innovations they become even more effective. Much of what Gan Feng focuses on when using Jiu-Jitsu is rendering his opponent completely immobile. If he can't accomplish that he will usually settle for some sort of joint lock. Spinal locks are what he employs the most, and they also generally tend to immobilize the opponent, to an extent. If he's unable to achieve that then he tends to go for and arm or leg. Most are incapable of escaping his iron grip when they find themselves in a lock, as he has perfect form, and can utilize the entirety of his musculature to maintain it, not to mention the leverage he can create.
Luohan Quan: This Shaolin art is one that Gan Feng has always utilized, and he still does so quite frequently. Interestingly, most of what he does with these techniques he can do with the skills he has in other martial arts. For example he enjoys the spinning jump kicks, even though he can use Taekwondo to perform these. The reasoning for this is that while similar, the two kicks are indeed two kicks, not one. They have subtle but nonetheless existent differences, and sometimes one is more effective or efficient to perform than the other. Another reason he uses this art frequently is for the redirection. Many times the redirection of force is much more easily applied through Luohan Quan techniques, simply because of the circumstances of the fight. Many variables go into which particular technique Gan Feng is using, as he isn't only considering what he wants to do, but how exactly he would like to do it. Because of this everything in his arsenal comes to the surface occasionally. He does of course have some techniques he prefers over others, but that isn't important in the grand scheme of things. It all comes down to what would be the absolute most effective thing to do at any given moment, and Gan Feng is a master of figuring out what that would be.
Varma Kalai: This is not only a martial art, but also a general knowledge of the body and its pressure points. On the martial side there is also a focus on striking vital areas as effectively as possible. Attacks are aimed at organs, joints, and basically anything that can be easily exploited. It is a style that focuses on attacking the obvious weak points of the human body, and does so very well. Gan Feng has altered many of these techniques slightly, making them just a bit more effective. He uses these techniques when the opportunity presents itself so much that it can't be ignored, or sometimes, when he feels like he needs to end the fight quickly. On the other hand, he is also masterful in the art of manipulating these pressure points to heal others. He can use this manipulation to cure others of such things as paralysis in the right circumstances, arthritis, and other such things.
Sambo: Gan Feng enjoys the simplicity of this art, both in function and philosophy. According to the underlying principles, the opponent will show you what needs to be done, and there doesn't need to be a great level of focus dedicated to remembering what should be done. He can understand this point of view well, as his own fighting instincts come very naturally to him. There is a general focus on strikes to the head, and he also approves of this. Strikes to the head lead to disorientation more quickly than any other attacks, and can be far more damaging. Gan Feng understands this principle, and can see the value in it, although he does also think his vital point striking is similarly effective. Another thing he finds vitally important is that when one is fighting multiple opponents finishing blows to grounded enemies should be performed with the knees, not the hands. It is much safer to keep your eyes on any other possible attackers, and you can perform quick and powerful bending knee strikes without looking closely, simply aim for the area of his head or chest. In regards to the philosophy, it is believed that one must be completely serene in the face of martial combat. It simply doesn't do to become flustered or lose your sense of control. Attack fiercely, and with assuredness, and in this way you will be most effective. He appreciates this philosophy, but he can also see a time when calm collectedness is superior to acting aggressively.Unyielding Force:
Due to the incredibly extensive training he has put his body through, Gan Feng is able to deliver every bit of force his body is capable of producing all at once, through any outlet he desires. Because of perfect technique there are no weak points in his kinetic chain, which means that all of the force his entire body is able to produce can be directed into, for example, his fist. This is compounded by the fact that his muscles are much more dense than the average humans could ever hope to be. His strength is exponentially greater than what you would expect when looking at him, and he uses this to his advantage. He has no spiritual pressure to speak of, so those who go against him have no idea what they're getting in to. One should never underestimate his opponent.Incredible Durability:
Gan Feng is, again, much more physically dense than the average person, and by a considerable amount. When it comes to damaging his body, it's no easy task. His muscles are incredibly tough and fibrous, which means they do a great deal to absorb any force coming his way. In addition to that, his bones have become incredibly hard due to years of consistent training and conditioning. It would take an immense amount of force to break one of his bones, and that's not taking into account his ability to redirect force if he needs to.Inevitable Reaction:
Regardless of the speed of his opponent, Gan Feng will react to an attack on his person. This is a product of his martial prowess, and means that no matter how quickly attacks come at him he has a good chance to reflect or counter them. If his opponent were to attempt to gain distance however, he would have no way to react to this, and in terms of moving his body across distances he in only slightly faster than the average human. His only claim to speed is when it comes to the reactionary, and in this he excel almost above all others. He possesses a unique sense of combat, and is able to determine almost exactly what is happening around him in almost no time at all, down to the smallest detail. Spiritual Perception:
This is not something unique to Gan Feng amongst his family. Although some of his ancestors were only capable of hearing, smelling, or perhaps the weakest example, sensing that there were in fact, spirits about, he is fully capable of perceiving them with all of his senses. This has nothing to do with spiritual awareness, as he can in no way manipulate any kind of spiritual energy, nor does he possess any, it is simply a difference in his physiology. His senses are more acute that the average, and he is able to see, hear, smell, and make contact with spirits, simply because he operates on their wavelength at the same time as he operates on the living wavelength.Spiritual Resistance:
Another trait passed down through his family. Gan Feng is naturally resistant to the effects of spiritual pressure. He isn't completely immune to spiritual pressures, but he is able to build up a rather significant resistance to them over a fairly short period of time. In his time on earth he's already come across quite a bit of spiritual pressure, so he isn't starting from zero, but at this point in time he is not able to fully resist the most potent energies. If he were to be confronted with them however, they wouldn't have the normal effect they have on powerless human, namely the inability to breath, and pure crushing force. He would be severely hindered, but he would manage to survive, and over time he would adapt.Ultimate Sacrifice:
When the threat is deemed great enough Gan Feng can push himself to an entirely new level. He discards any hesitance and fully lays his own life on the line. By doing this he can increase his martial effectiveness exponentially, and use every bit of energy his body possesses to increase his strength, speed, and finesse by the same amount. At the same time, because he has disregarded all restraint his body is subject to extreme injury simply from the force of his own blows, and the pain is almost unbearable. There is a terrible consequence to using this technique though. Simply put, once the fight has concluded he will inevitably die. No magic, healing, or abilities of any kind can guard against this effect, and once he's played his part his time on this earth will, without question, come to an end. Due to the extreme amount of heat created by unapologetically using every last iota of his bodies natural energy, Gan Feng's own blood is vaporized during this technique, and a fine red mist surrounds him.
VI. Skill Sheet
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Skill Sheet General Skills
- Willpower: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Mental Deduction: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Pain Endurance: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Focus: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Durability: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- General Speed: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Strength: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Martial Skill: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner