THE POWERFUL HUMAN TEMPLATE
Enter The Dragon
I. Basic Information » Name:
Gan Feng » Alias: » 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.
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 room. 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 enough to join in himself he’d watched hundreds of hours of combat, and understood the basics. 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 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. This 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.
Soon 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, Gan Feng decided he would visit Japan. He'd also heard of powerful warriors and martial artist's residing in the nearby country.
V. Human Traits » Powers:
Martial Arts: The only thing that Gan Feng possesses that could be considered a power
is the extreme skill he has in 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, although there are certain martial arts he values above others, and in these he is accordingly more adept.
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
- Weapon Skill: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner