» Name Of Character:
Ulv Auber » Link To Character: http://www.platinumhearts.net/t18675-ulv-auber#119934 » Upgrading:
» Zanpakutō Name: Beowulf.
» Zanpakutō Spirit Appearance: Beowulf is, first and foremost, incredibly big. Nearly thirty foot when he roams on his knuckles like a massive gorilla, Beowulf’s size is something that is evident even before anything else. However, getting past this size, he is quite an interesting being. One eye is missing, with an old scar claiming responsibility for why the eye is no longer working. Instead, it gleams with a deep red light, and adds to Beowulf’s intimidating appearance. His skin is a deep gray, but with veins of white-gold light running up from, starting from the fists and feet, and carrying on through his entire body.
He has large, vicious looking teeth which are predominant as his lips do not seem to cover them, or he has no lips at all. He is covered in surprisingly soft fur that blends in perfectly with his skin and makes it nearly impossible to tell that he is fur-coated without touching it. All in all, the spirit is a creature that can fuel nightmares for many years if one merely sees him without talking to him. Beowulf also has two pairs of wings, small in proportion to the rest of his body, and generally kept tucked behind him, but when they are splayed, the look as if they are constructs of pure light and beauty.
» Zanpakutō Spirit Personality: With vocal cords thicker than a man, and lungs large than three, Beowulf has a very powerful voice, and a voice that has a deep, rumbling nature to it. A voice that perfectly fits such a powerful frame, it can easily be taken for an aggressive nature if it wasn’t for the polite, measured tone with which Beowulf conducts his speech with. The voice of a gentleman in the body of a monster makes for an interesting conversation, if you can get past the body of a monster part, and that even his whispers are louder than many a man’s shout.
» Inner World: Beowulf’s Inner World is a world of greatness, of magnificent views and breath-taking scenery. A dozen islands covered in flora and fauna hover in his world, interlaced by shining golden bridges that ensure the whole floating archipelago is connected to each other, and with a Taijitu in the sky far above, acting as a sun. The bridges are smooth and solid, not shaking or ratting even as the floating islands change in height and position constantly. But using the bridges is the boring way of doing things.
Inside the Inner World, one can sprout wings of pure light, and fly to any other island, or simply take to the sky and admire the world as a whole. Four of the twelve Islands are slightly different to the red. One has a deep crimson colour, everything from the trees, to the grass and the animals, even the water resembles blood. A beautiful woman oversees this island, a little abashed, but from events prior rather than an innate shyness.
The second island holds a vastly different biosphere to the rest. While the rest are warm and of differing grassland builds, the second Island is a tundra, making the second island one that Ulv is most comfortable on. Here there are no trees, just the build up of snow and a vast number of wolves roaming and hunting the ever repopulating prey. The obe who rules this Island is a monster. A thirteen foot wolf that prowls around, always keeping an eye on the balance of the Island, and ready to deliver sharp, but neccecery paw smacks on any Wolf that tries to steal from it's kin, or gets to vigorous in a scrap. It is a being of fury and anger, but one that uses that emotion to protect.
The third, is the Island Of Night. This Island has a perpetual moon hanging above it, and is always dark. The moonlight reflects off pools in the dense forest, but there are no fauna here. Just tall trees that stretch up and compete for the moonlight, that still manages to get through and light up the ground, as bright as any sun could hope to be. Here, a woman with an elegant dress tends to the forest. Long white hair, pale skin and soft features. The only thing that shocks a person is the deep sulpher eyes and black scleara that she possesses.
The fourth, and final unique island, is one of joy. An amber coloured fog covers the entire island, which obscures it's features, but also seems to enhance the island itself. The overseer is incredibly vibrant and bubbly, always ready to tackle new people with hugs and drag them back to the snuggle cave, where her fluffy tail and furry ears are put on show for everyone to see.
Finally, while not on any specific Island, casting one's eyes to the sky could see the mighty form of Beowulf, flying across the islands on four wings of light, keeping a lookout to ensure that all is well in his kingdom. Occasionally he may land and converse with the keepers of the four unique islands, or to ensure that the balance of the remaining nine is kept (and secretly gets headrubs from the keeper of the Amber Island).
A more boring method of travel, if one is into that, is to use the shining golden bridges that connect each twelve of the islands. As Ulv is the only one who can sprout the wings of light, this is the main way that the overseers meet up with each other, to exchange talk, food, and fluffy snuggles from the perpetually elated wolf-girl.
» Sealed Zanpakutō Appearance: Beowulf doesn't appear as anything. Through a long series of Shenanigans, Beowulf can be released without the medium of a Zanpaktou, removing the need to carry one around.
» Sealed Zanpakutô Powers: Endless Fury of Beowulf: Even sealed, Beowulf's fury seeped into Ulv, and feeds her power. Every post Ulv is in a fight with someone, her strength builds, each stack giving her roughly twenty five percent increase, and her speed increases as a byproduct of having more power to kick off with. These Fury Stacks max out at six, and are intricately tied into the workings of her Bankai.
» Shikai Release Phrase: Obliterate the Ideal of Fear
» Shikai Release Actions: N/A
» Shikai Appearance: Beowulf takes on a pair of armored guantlets and boots in the base Shikai. They are a white-gold colour, with soft veins of light that glitter across them. This glitter fades when the Yami no Sekai skill is used, to prevent it from giving away Ulv's position.
In the Wings of Beowulf form, The physical appearance is a slender pair of shoes, almost dress slippers, the standard white-gold colour but with a softer look to them than her original shikai form and small gauges on the side.
» Shikai Abilities: In her base release, Beowulf grants Ulv a portion of his strength, allowing her to exceed her upper limits by a considerable margin, and also grants her the ability of the Light-Eater. This allows her to consume all light photons in the surrounding area, or in a person's attack if they strike using lasers or the like, and put it to work on her side. The main - and generally only power aside from eating opponents lasers - of this is the Siegfried's Dragonfire, in which the photons are compressed to the gauntlets, and then fired out in hi-intensity beams, capable of burning through practically any material, even flame-retardant materials with several seconds of contact. An advanced variant of this is 'Endless Lungs' in which Ulv channels light-consuming powers with one gauntlet, and lets loose a beam of unending heat out of the other gauntlet.
However, she sees a very different release in the Wings of Beowulf form. This form grants no bonuses other than an incredible increase in her speed, exceeding the upper limits of her movement and reaction speed by a formidable margin. When moving, the two gauges on the side fill up and after some time [1-3 posts depending on the intensity of the movement] they max out and allow Ulv to release the Wings of Beowulf. Incorporeal but bright and easy to see, the wings stretch out from the back of her shoes, and grant a further boon to her movement and reaction speed, allowing her to move and react at speeds phenomenally higher than her upper limits.
The Wings of Beowulf last for 3 posts and then retract back into the shoes, to charge again. This cycle can roll as long as Ulv has her Shikai active, but the charge is not saved if she seals her Zanpaktou with only a portion of the power prepared, having to charge again from scratch if she re-releases it later.
» Bankai Name:Mugen Ikari no Beowulf [Endless Fury of Beowulf]
» Bankai Release Phrase: Bankai.
» Bankai Release Actions:
» Bankai Appearance: With six different stages and many different forms, Beowulf's appearance changes based on the form, and is detailed in the abilities.
» Bankai Abilities: Mugen Ikari no Beowulf has six different stages, each stage bringing forth the truth of Beowulf, Force, Fury, and Pure, Unrelenting Strength. Each form has it's own tricks, but the one thing that is persistent through them is the incredible, and increasingly astronomical, increase to Ulv's physical strength. Most Stage has one form, but Ursa Major has multiple forms. They go in order from Cub, Bersark, Mor, Ursa and then finally Ursa Major. Each form requires their ranking in fury stacks to unleash so Ulv does not have access to all her power at the start of the fight. The forms have no time limit, but if she stops fighting for two turns for whatever reason, her fury abates and must be rebuild from scratch to return to the forms.
Cub - Young Bear's Desire: The first form of Ulv's Bankai, it requires one Fury Stack, and gives what is paid for it. Not the most magnificent of forms, but it's strength is sufficient for when she just needs to kick someone in the face harder than usual, but not bring to bare any big guns. A sort of form to irritate Byakuya with it's lack of luster, since it doesn't physically manifest anything.
Bersark - the Fury Of Bears: A strange, oddity to her Bankai. Despite being the second form of five, it is the second most physically powerful form in her arsenal. Only Ursa Major - Bear of the Stars grants more in the way of physicality, [and Mor - Claws of the Mother if she is protecting someone sufficiently important, but it is not persistent to the form, so doesn't count]. This form - an interesting controversy, since Bersark is not confidently translated, and may mean bear the animal, or bare as in naked - garbs Ulv in the fur of bears. Her body grows hairy, her teeth elongate, and her muscles swell. This form, on top of incredible physical strength, enhances her Fury Stacks, making them even more potent than before.
This comes with a cost, however. Since the madness of Bersark saturates her body and mind, stripping most consciousness from it. She can recognize uniforms, and people very close to her heart, but others will get swiped at, regardless of who they are. This means that it is not a very good technique to use in company, best to be popped when immense force is needed, and Ulv is in a rather secluded area with her foe.
She can don Hvit's mask to help keep her mentality in line, allowing her much greater control over the rage bubbling inside her. But this usage grants no benefits usually inherit to Vizard masks, only
the coherency of thought.
Mor - Claws of the Mother: This form is the closest form to Ulv's heart. It is evocative of the very concept of Beowulf, and herself. Her fists, his claws, are tools to protect that which she cares about the most. The form, at base, produces two different choices. Either it can give her claws - shining paws with long blades on the end, fit to slice through most things that come into contact with it - or just paws with power to make even the most powerful Punchinators look like a children's play toy, depending on what she requires.
However, this form truly comes into it's own when she is by the side, or in front of someone she wants to protect. Strangers and innocents give a small but noticable increase to her strength and speed, and this increases the more she cares about the person she protects. People of great respect in her heart, like Hayden or Ibiki - despite the fact that they realllllly don't need her protection in the slightest - grant a formidable increase in her strength and speed. And to stand with Niflhiem on the battlefield, and wield this form, makes it the
strongest form she has in her arsenal, outstripping even Bear of the Stars by a fair margin. Hilariously, it increases her strength to such a margin she has to be careful not to catch Niflhiem in the fallout.
Ursa - The New Drive: Imported and refurbished from the old Bankai that Mirja had long ago, The New Drive is the suped up version of Ursa Drive. Most of it's features are brought in directly, but removes the God Of Fire function of the old drive and replaces it with the Fury that powers her Bankai Forms. Not relying on ultra-potent adrenals, this form can be used with more freedom, not blowing through her endurance as quickly as it used to.
Being fueled off her Fury Stacks, the armour becomes greater in the field of strength-enhancing and durability as her Fury Stacks build, to the maximum stacks capable, giving it power a hair under Bersark's physical enhancements, and grants her a very solid suit of armour to protect her while she is fighting. Twelve orbs are built into the two arms of New Drive, six on each arm. They light up as Ulv gains more Fury Stacks, allowing a visual reference to the power currently being ridden by the woman.
It's also got a swanky new red colour as well, so that's a plus.
- Ursa Drive for reference:
Ursa Major - Glorious Wings Of Beowulf: At the apex of Her bankai forms, is another import and dramatically enhanced from her old days. Glorious Wings Of Beowulf imports Shining Ursa Empress. The dress stays, since Ulv and Beowulf still have the same, impeccable fashion sense as before. The armour-dress is stronger than before, and the ball-gloves can absorb light with greater efficiency, releasing it in a thin beam with the intensity of a sun. Due to the heat and penetration power, it has a limited range of four hundred yards, so she doesn't cause wide-spread catastrophe across wherever she is fighting.
Another thing that is imported from the old form, is that the wings splaying from her back overshadows her glowing dress, and this time they are not skeletal, but filled with feathers made of pure light. There are no gems, and no doubling of power, because the Fury Stacks deal with making sure her body is ready to take the powers given by Beowulf, and that function is now moot.
Much like the Shikai form, Wings of Beowulf, it dumps a great majority of it's power into speed, but there is to much power in Ursa Major for it to put all it's power into speed, and keep Ulv alive at the same time. So it brings her to the limit of safe use, and then drops the rest into the other tricks, like the defensive dress and light-shooting gloves.
- Shining Ursa Empress, for reference:
Ursa Major - Bear of the Stars: Fury, made manifest. The Stellar Consultation of Ursa Major, condensed into a Bankai form for Ulv to use. It takes the look of a black, segmented plate armour, with a bear's snarling visage as the head. It is the most powerful form of Ulv's bankai - excluding a single instance that would power Mors above it - the second fastest behind Glorious Wings of Beowulf, and it's durability is such that there are very few things it can not reflect. It's astronomical power is not something to be released lightly, as collateral damage is unavoidable and will be considerable. It is too strong to be controlled, only ever released.
Another reason not to release this form lightly, is the feedback. Unlike other forms, it has a limit of four posts, and then can not be re-released afterwards in the rest of the thread. Also, the mental strain of this form reduces the Fury Stacks she can bear by one, limiting her to Five stacks for the rest of the thread.
Ursa Propono - Blazing Amber Ramiant: The result of a combination of her Resolve Flame and Beowulf's Zanpaktou powers, Blazing Amber Ramiant taps the deepest wells of Ulv's power, catalysing and stabalizing with the Resolve Flame to allow a much greater power than Glorious Wings Of Beowulf. Bear of the Stars still posseses greater physical strength, but with her Resolve Flame taking some of the strain fortifying Ulv's body, she can reach speeds that were, before too dangerous for Glorious Wings Of Beowulf to allow her to attain.
The wings are a combonation of light, and metalic wing frames holding these light wings in. The armour is thick, the arms are broad and the wings have a mighty span that allow her to hit speeds even Mirja could only dream of. The power, speed, and durability of the armour make this form a truly formidable weapon for Ulv to possess. And even more frightening, is the fact that it does not need any Fury Stacks to use, being activated immediately.
The downside to this immediate activation, is that it acts more like a Tulpa, obeying the same limit rules and as such, any Tulpa spawned on top of this increases the speed at which she runs out of power [using both at once uses two posts worth of the energy to sustain the form and the Tulpa, so she can use it for less time.] » Why: http://www.platinumhearts.net/t19490-get-in-the-zanpak-know » Extra:
gotta love terrible puns.