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Subject Post 1PostSubject: Zen (2018) [WIP]   Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:48 am

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I. Basic Information


» Name: Zen
» Alias: Bone Breaker Captain
» Age: ~650
» Gender: Male

» Association: Gotei, Viz (the arrancar)

» Appearance Written:

Zen stands at 6’0”. He has silver hair that reaches down to his shoulders. He has a fairly lithe build that tends to disguise his true physical strength. Even while in the Seretei he tends to wear a simple white, long sleeved, button down shirt, with semi-formal black pants, and black dress shoes. He often keeps his Zanpakutō in his right pocket for quick access. He has piercing blue eyes and a fairly calm, slightly soft voice. When he is giving orders his voice deepens and becomes commanding. When he gets angry, his eyes iris’ turn from blue, to deep red.
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I. Personality


» Personality:

Zen is one of the calmest people you will find. Very few things, if anything no one has been successful yet, cause him to lose his cool. There is a rumor that when he loses his cool he might become as violent and unpredictable as a Kenpachi.

He enjoys keeping order and following the law to the best of his ability. He seeks to bring arguments to a quick and calm resolution, but he is willing to use force to restore order, starting with non-lethal, and using lethal force only when necessary, something his Zanpakutō allows him to do effectively.

He has enjoyed music since before his death. Spending so much time on Earth since the 1900’s his enjoyment of music has only increased. He can often be found in his music store selling instruments, old music formats, teaching classes, and sometimes preforming concerts for charities.

While he enjoys things to be orderly and lawful, he also enjoys seeing chaos ensue in certain situations. He knows that it is a part of nature, and only steps in to calm the satiation when it is getting out of hand.

Zen has another side to him, one that few see and live to tell the tale. Beneath the calm, relaxed façade hides a monster. While few things get under his skin, those that do, drive him mad. The switch on a much more sadistic side, a more authoritarian side. When he is in this state, though he is not in a blind rage, his attacks are much more forceful, his words commanding, he will do whatever it takes to have his target follow orders. His irises turn a crimson red when he is in this state.

Likes: Most music though he prefers classical. Sweets. Order. Deep down inside he likes to watch chaos unfold as he stays cool, calm and collected.

Dislikes: Metal music. Unregulated chaos.

I. History


» History: Zen was born in Paris, France a 24 years before the French Revolution to a wealthy aristocratic family to the name Roy Delacroix. Throughout his early years he had a great affinity towards everything that had to do with music and his parents greatly agreed to further his studies into the musical arts. At the age of 17 he was greatly known throughout Paris as a music prodigy and he became a man that everyone looked up to and many women wanted to marry. His parents arranged many women to date him hoping that he would propose to one but he never did. While he had great interests in them, he never felt the need to carry on the family line.

One day when he was tending to the rose garden in his own home, he discovered a man in the middle of the rosy briars. The man didn’t know how to speak, or do much of anything. He was quite tall and had red hair, the same color as a rose. The man seemed to learn how to do things quite quickly for someone who seemed to have been born recently. He decided to name the man Pierre d’laRose. Pierre was a fairly common French name, and D’laRose meant “from the rose”, quite appropriate from where he seemed to have been born out of. They spent quite a few years together, but fate had other plans.

The French Revolution had reached its peak, and the heads of the bourgeoisie must roll! While loved by many it was time for his death. While many were dragged to their deaths at the guillotine, Roy had accepted his fate years ago, back when the revolution started, he walked calmly and with purpose to la demi-lune. Many had attended his beheading, not in the traditional sense to be joyful at his death, but to solemnly mourn what was going to happen. Very few were allowed to speak much before their death, and even of those Roy’s words were different. “I stand here today to face the cards fate has dealt for me my friends! While today you may mourn the loss of a friend, a composer, a fellow Frenchman that while has not lived through your struggles understands your rage and why you must do this please do not mourn for long! I know that victory will soon be at your door, and that France will become the country you want it to be! One where everyone has the chance to live as freely as they desire and were the upper class doesn’t oppress the rest! If I have to sacrifice my life for the good of the country I gladly accept my fate! Au revoir mes amis, ma musique peuvent remplir vos cœurs jusqu'à la fin des temps.
Not long after his death he ended up where many spirits do, Rukongai. It was so alien to him. He remembered his entire life, here it was very different from what life was in France, regardless of what class he was there. Even here he was fairly well off being in a Fifth district. He was fairly well known for being calm and fair. People always felt at ease when he was around, many of the more elderly residents claiming that his soul was as pure as freshly fallen snow.

While he did have a calming aura due to his personality, his spiritual aura was slightly more dangerous. He had so much energy within his own soul that his spirit pressure did cause issues for those that were too close to Zen. This caused him to live more or less alone. While he did have friends, they needed to keep their distance physically or else they might get hurt. For someone that remembered being alive trying to grasp the concept of controlling this energy was foreign to him. It wasn’t uncommon for people around him to become stunned or feel pain when he wasn’t paying close attention to it. This obviously drew some complaints to those that did not know he had this issue, and on several occasions the authorities were called. While it wouldn’t have taken too long for his power to have been brought to the attention of Shinigami, scared residents running away when they see him and some getting hurt just expedited the process.

Being told that he should apply to the Shino Academy several times during these, he thought it would be worth at least a try. He didn’t know what to expect for the entrance exam, he didn’t know much beyond controlling his own reiatsu to a limited degree, if they asked for anything else he would likely fail. The test was not difficult at all. It just consisted of proving he had an appropriate level of reiatsu and that he could control it. He passed with fairly high marks. While he did have quite a high level of reiatsu; so much that once he let go of his concentration, he stunned some of the Shinigami administering the test. He apologized to no end for this, he didn’t mean to do it, but it was alright, they told him that the fact that he could hold back some of that energy being dead for only a few years was quite amazing. He held a lot of potential inside of his body, and that being in the academy would greatly improve his abilities.

He had a very strong connection with his Zanpakutō spirit. He could go into the inner world and spend time with it, but the spirit never said a word. It’s not like he wasn’t able to. He could communicate with Zen, he just wasn’t talking to him. Their relationship was similar to a teacher and student. His spirit taught him how to do things without speaking, using gestures and music to communicate with Zen. It took a while to understand it, but Zen got it. It still frustrated that it wouldn’t speak back! He wanted to understand why he coudlnt control his sword, but every time he asked his spirit just motioned to Zen “It’s a secret” or “Soon” but that didn’t mean anything to Zen, it wasn’t an answer. This frustrated him to no end. He needed to go out and get some fresh air sometimes.

Often he went out to the calm forests to try and get his sword strikes in order. One day he came across a beautiful lake. The waters were calm and reflected light almost as if it was a mirror on the ground. What he found even more interesting is that sounds that happened around it were amplified and there was minimal interference. It was as if the lake was a giant amplifier. He was so interested in it that he decided to go to the center of the lake and try it out himself, essentially forgetting that he was here to practice. He had no instruments to test out the lake with, but every musician knows they always have an instrument on them, their voices. While not the best singer Zen wasn’t horrible. He closed his eyes and started to sing.

What he heard was amazing. The surrounding area filled with his voice. It resonated and reflected inside the lake, amplifying it and filling miles around with his voice. This place was perfect. He felt so serene. Suddenly he felt his own reishi spike. In front of him stood a man wearing a pure white suit with a red tie. Zen instantly knew who this was. It was the spirit of his Zanpakutō. They had met before in his inner world, but the man never spoke. At the time it was mildly understandable, but as it kept going on it was frustrating. Finally, the man spoke “It seems you found your own voice.” The spirit said. Zen was confused about it, find his own voice, what did that mean. “You came here to train your sword skills. But you left that behind and found something you were good at. Something we are both good at.” Zen felt the need to pull out his Zanpakutō and hold it in front of his spirit. They both held it, and Zen finally learned his Zanpakutō’s name. He nodded at Aurora and said “Command! Aurora!”

The area was filled with a brilliant blue light, his spirit pressure pushing the water away from where he was standing. In his hands, instead of a sword, was a medium length conductor’s baton. It was simple. Dark blue with some silver bands along the bottom, middle and tip. He was surprised at what he was holding. Now it made sense why he was so bad at Zanjutsu! He wasn’t going to need it! Though his spike in pressure did set of some alarms, so he was surrounded by 4 Shinigami who promptly took him back to the Academy.
After a few days his Zanpakutō hadn’t changed back to its sword form. This meant it was one of the few constant release zones. This usually meant that the owner had great spiritual power, but at the same time it could also mean that they couldn’t control it, shown by the inability to revert it back to a lower power state. Regardless of that fact, he still released his Shikai, putting him far ahead of what other students could do.

Zen as stationed in squad 13, having graduated from the academy fairly soon after unlocking his shikai. He was stationed in different locations of the human world, rotating between cities that were having hollow problems, as with his shikai he could quickly dispatch of any low level problems. Though he did find it strange that no matter where he went there were a significantly higher quantity of hollows, and they were getting stronger. He also noticed that Shinigami stationed in the human world were also going missing as of late, which was even stranger. Those in the squad were strong enough to take care of the regular hollows that came to Earth and there were not reports of anything too strong, so them dying in combat would be highly unlikely. He wanted to ask his captain about this but he was always out on missions and could not be reached via other means of communication.

One day the captain asked several members, to go meet him out in a cave, which was a fair distance from the Seretei and populated areas of the Rukongai. The closer they got to the cave Zen felt the presence of hollows. A large number of them, but he couldn’t pinpoint any of them. It got stronger and stronger as they went into the cave, where they saw the captain standing infront of an open Garganta.

Everyone was surprised at the sight, but before any of them hollows jumped out of the portal and took them by surprise. That had all been attacked by one, with the exception of Zen, who blasted one with sound, causing it to disintegrate in the air. The rest of the group was dead, the hollows eating their bodies, consuming their energy. The captain had a sullen look on his face, saying to Zen that he broke orders by not feeding the hollows. Failing to follow the direct commands of a captain is insubordination and he had to be punished for it. The hollows that had come from the Garganta ran over to the captain as they began to melt and the dark energy they released covered the captain’s body. An insane laugh filled the cave as the captains body was distorted and mutated. He no longer was a Shinigami. Before Zen stood a giant hollow. Its giant bony mask like face staring down at him, its mouth dripping with hunger. Zen’s instinctive nature was to flash step away, if he had to fight it was not going to be inside of this cave.

The moment Zen was outside he took out his Zanpakutō and sent out a sonic message to the Seretei, asking for assistance as he had encountered a very strong hollow. It was going to take time for help to arrive, he had to fight it alone for the moment. He did recognize the area he was in, the lake with good acoustics was near here. The hollow followed him, firing cero and bala as he did, but zen was fast enough to doge out of the way as he made it to the lake he was looking for. One he got to the lake the former captain talked to him in a voice filled with madness. He asked Zen what he thought he was going to do, he wasn’t strong enough to win. He offered him a choice. He could join him as a hollow, or die due to his insubordination, he was still his captain, he had to follow orders, and Zen had to follow orders.

Zen was indeed conflicted about having to follow orders, but he was not obligated to follow someone’s specific orders. A buzzing sound filled the air, it was the sound of static noise. Zen’s reiatsu started to show, it was sky blue, and looked like the visual representation of the noise, static. The color started to change though. The blue was starting to darken, turning redder and redder, until it was a brilliant crimson color. The static noise was amplified by the lake bellow, now it could be heard for miles around, and the hollow grabbed its head as the volume was unbearable and pain inducing. Zen chuckled as he opened his eyes slightly, his irises the same crimson color as his aura. He told the captain that he wasn’t going to follow his orders. He no longer was his captain, and that Zen was the one that was going to dictate what was going to happen from now on between them.

Zen heard Tenmei’s voice telling him to call out his real name. It was the time to unleash his real power and bring order to those that dare defy him, those that would dictate their own laws and orders above his own. Zen smirked as he whispered “Bankai.” At that moment the static ended as the crimson energy covered Zen’s body. His spiritual pressure went over the roof, this was at the same time that members from squad 11 reached the area, they stopped right at the clearing as they were stricken with fear. The hollow was also stricken with fear as that is what Zen’s pressure commanded. Zen didn’t look any different, but his Zanpakutō was now heavily ornate.

Zen flash stepped directly in front of the hollow and released a flurry of blows at him. Zen was not skilled in zanjutsu, but he was exceptionally good at hakuda. He tore into the hollows body, blood spraying all over his body, his hands covered in it. He gave an upper cut sending the hollow flying into the sky. As he did his Zanpakutō was covered in his red reiatsu, it solidified into a short, but sharp, blade. He quickly reached the hollow and started to tear into him again, this time his hakuda translating into his short sword, slashing and goring the hollow. Its body parts falling down onto the lake, staining it red with its blood. At the end of this assault there was nothing left of the hollow except its head. It fell to the ground. Zen landed next to it as he glared down at it and pointed his Zanpakutō at it. He said to it “Insubordination” before blasting it with sound, causing the mask to shatter.

The squad around him had seen the entire battle, if one could call it that. The captain of the 11th squad was also present and approached Zen. He took Zen to the captain commander and explained what he had seen Zen do. At this point Zen had calmed down, his eyes no longer red, his aura calm. The captain commander asked to be left alone with Zen. He asked him to explain wat had happened, and Zen explained everything that he had seen. The murder of his squad members and the hollowfication of the captain. The commander looked at Zen and asked him to never reveal the hollowfication incident to anyone. Zen agreed to that order. After the meeting he was placed as the Captain of the squad 13, as there were few members left and he was deemed the most capable of doing the job.

His stay as captain wasn’t long, only lasting a few years. It’s not that he didn’t like the job, but he just didn’t want to continue in his position. He wanted to relax and live a normal life. Though he still wanted to keep the world safe. He went to the commander and asked if he could go live in the human world. He explained how he felt and that he was still willing to help the Gotei when needed. This came as a surprise as no one had asked for this type of request before. At first the commander was reluctant to allow him to live in the human world, but a deal was struck, he would live in the human world for one normal human lifetime, and return to the seretei for 50 years, to ensure that his identity would not be revealed to humans.

While in the human world one day he found something interesting. In the dusk hours he saw something glowing in an alley way. He took a look inside to find a large crystal rosebud that radiated a large amount of spirit energy. He got closer to see that someone, or something was inside of it. It seemed to be a small man, but upon closer inspection it was an arrancar. An arrancar in the city? Sleeping? That was odd. Though he did get a sense of familiarity. It had been so long. He got close and used his own spirit pressure to melt away the crystal structure. As it melted the man inside woke up. His first instinct was to cower in the spot he was in. After a few moment the man started to cry and ran up and hugged Zen. The arrancar cried into him and said he was happy that Zen-san had found him. That’s a name he hadn’t heard in a long time. Few people had ever called him that. Zen looked down and tiled the Arrancar face to look at him. Past the tears and the pieces of broken mask, the face was familiar. He recognized him, it was Viz. Viz used to be a Shinigami, but had decided to side with Aizen many years ago. Viz told his story, to how Aizen had taken advantage and turned him into an Arrancar, how he escaped and waited there for someone to find him.

Zen didn’t know what to do. Viz was an arrancar, but he didn’t seem like he was evil. He was scared and just wanted to be safe. With a sigh he decided to help Viz by letting live him in his house. Slowly word did get out that Viz was there, and that he was an arrancar. At first it was quite troublesome as people were assholes and didn’t understand, but as time went on Zen helped Viz and others understand the situation, so that Viz could be safe.

Centuries passed in the human world and as humans became more spiritually aware and events passed Zen did not need to hide any longer. He did not need to fake his identity and split his time between the human world and the gotei. He now had the life that he wanted, to live in the human world and still work for the seretei, his own rules. Eventually the Gotei restructured itself, and as such they were looking for people who were capable enough to become captains of now much larger branches of the organization.

I. Equipment


» Equipment: [If your Shinigami has any equipment? Put it here. If they don't, skip this section.]

I. Racial Techniques/Abilities/Skills


» Racial Abilities: [You can put any customized racial skills/abilities/techniques in here. These can range from shunpo, kido, zanjutsu and anything else you want to add. Feel free to skip it if you don't want to fill it out.]

I. Sealed Powers


» Zanpakutô Name: Tenmei

» Zanpakutô Spirit Appearance: Tenmei is a man dressed in a completely white suit with a red tie. He stands at a height similar to Zen’s with short brown hair and red eyes. For the first few meetings he was completely silent. When Zen awakened his Shikai he heard Tenmei’s voice, which was deep and commanding.

Tenmei is also known for manifesting himself more often than other Zanpakutō spirits (more detail in the Shikai section).

» Inner World: Their inner worlds is an empty gold stage surrounded by darkness. A spotlight shines on them when they are in it.

» Zanpakutô Appearance: Currently none. It is a constant release Zanpakutō, it lost its sword form when Zen first released it. (Current apperence in Shikai section)

» Sealed Zanpakutô Power: None as it is a constant release type Zanpakuto.

I. Shikai


» Shikai Release Phrase: Command! Aurora! (Meijiru! Tenmei!)

» Shikai Appearance: After saying his release phrase his sword completely disappears and the hilt of his sword transforms into a conductors baton. The baton is a deep blue color, almost black. It measures 15 inches in length

» Shikai Abilities:

Manifestation: Tenmei can willingly manifest himself outside of the inner world. While all Zanpakutō spirits have this ability, he does it relatively frequently in comparison. He often comes out when he pleases, depending on the situation. Sometimes he just wants to be outside, sometimes he wants to keep Zen company, sometimes he wants to chime in on a conversation in an external manner, and in dire situations when Zen can’t act for himself.

When in battle Tenmei has the same abilities detailed in this and the Bankai section, and always acts as if he was in Bankai, regardless of whether if Zen has activated it in battle or not. Tenmei will only be in battles if Zen has gotten to a state where he cannot fight but is not unconscious. An example of it would be when Zen was in a fight with Hisao, and he could not move without having dealing damage to himself, essentially being paralyzed, but in that case, Zen asked for the help, before it was provided.
Tenmei can only provide assistance ONCE per thread. The duration of this cannot exceed 5 posts, but if he sustains a large amount of damage, or if he willingly returns to the Zanpakutō, he cannot participate in the battle again. This also counts if he is outside of the Zanpakutō before a battle starts in a thread.

While Tenmei is outside, Zen’s Zanpakutō abilities’ power are cut by 3/4 and he cannot access Bankai. The only exception to this is the Arpeggio ability. The cost of merged kido goes up 4x.

Order: Zen’s Zanpakutō focuses on maintaining order, and more importantly the order Zen wants others to follow. This has manifested itself in the way of music, no matter how disorganized a piece of music sounds there are underlying rules that allow the music to be played. He uses some of those rules as his abilities to maintain order as the conductor of the battle field.
Sound Manipulation: Zen can create sounds around him and fights with sound. The manipulation can work in various ways. He can create normal sounds within the area that his Illuminacion affects, that is these sounds don’t have any effect that normal sound wouldn’t have. They can range from a pin dropping to that of an entire orchestra playing. In a similar way he can manipulate already existing sounds. For example, he could make someone voice sound different after their words leave their mouth, even going as far as making their words make no sound at all. Creating and manipulating sounds in this way does not require much, if any energy on his part.

One step above is taking sounds and making them dangerous in a non “supernatural” way This means he can take sounds and make them dangerous based on their normal properties, such as volume, frequency, direction, speed, and pressure. By affecting volume, he can take even the quiet drop of a pin and turn it into an ear-splitting sound. Changing its frequency Zen can turn a dangerous high-volume sound into something that is inaudible, thus causing the effects of his non-visible sounds to seem to come from nowhere. This means that he can create infra and ultrasound. While infrasound is relatively harmless, the ultrasonic vibrations can be used to create vicious vibrations that can make even the sturdiest materials crumble, though it might take some time if it was made by a very good crafter (This is further explained in Timbre). An effect that this ultrasound can do is cavitation, which is voids that quickly pressurize causing extreme pressure and heat, resulting in a shockwave. This does not happen unless he uses ultrasound for a long period of time, and it can occur randomly. When changing direction Zen can move the sound in his area of influence, changing its trajectory. When this happens the sound forms into a semi visible stream, as the forced air distorts and bends light slightly. Changing the speed that which the sound travels, by itself doesn’t do much besides slowing down or speeding up the sound wave, but when combined with pressure is when things get different. When Zen changes the pressure at which the sound travels this increases the force that it has, essentially making sound a powerful force. When changing the pressure and speed of sound Zen can create wind, ranging from a gentle breeze to powerful gales. While not too complicated or taxing, using these abilities, such as creating a sustained gale, can slowly drain his energy.

Things start to get more draining when Zen creates his own waves to fight with. While he can control waves inside of his Illuminacion, when it comes to creating his own attack sounds he is limited to an area of 100 feet around his body. The waves can be pointed in any direction, but they are limited to 4 types: sphere, line, cone, and blade. They each have their own properties. Sphere creates an orb of sound around Zen. This orb can range in size from 10 feet in diameter, to 100 feet. A line burst can reach up to 250 feet away but can only be up to 10 feet wide. A cone can travel 100 feet and progressive gets larger as it travels, reaching a maximum of 50 feet wide. Blades are compressed waves of sound that Zen can control throughout his Illuminacion. Cone and sphere waves become weaker the more that they travel, only being 1/4 of their original strength when at their maximum reach. Line waves don’t lose their strength, but they can only be fired in one direction, and after being fired Zen cannot change its direction. Blades do not lose their strength, but Zen must concentrate on controlling them to keep moving them.

He does not need to be entirely focused to use this ability, but the more complex actions he takes the less he can concentrate on abilities that require concentration, such as Arpeggio.

Tempo Strike: With his sword gone Zen has focused on Hakuda, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t use his Zanpakutō as a dagger. By covering it in air and spirit energy he creates a very sharp blade. He basis his skill with this weapon off his Hakuda skill instead of Zanjutsu.

Iluminacion: This ability spreads out 500 feet around Zen. He can create touchable, semi-solid illusions. They are mostly used for Zen’s performances, but it can be used in battle to disorient opponents. An example would be him creating a wall, that feels like a wall, but when you apply any sort of extra pressure one would go through it.

This ability is mainly passive. The sphere of influence does not carry any constraints to maintain as, in essence, is just an area of effect. He can maintain only one or two illusions at a time. The size of one illusion cannot surpass 100 feet, total. That is he could make a 50 foot, by 50 foot wall (this has an area greater than 100 feet, but in this case what matter is distance over substance). He can combine illusions to make a larger one, but there will be a small, visible, gap between them. When someone, or something passes through and breaks the illusion it cannot be used for 2 posts. If they break just one Zen would only be able to use one illusion. An illusion cannot be changed during the same post, if Zen wishes to change it, he has to wait until he is in a new post to do so.

Illusions do not have to be singular objects. He could create hundreds or thousands of a single object if it is small enough. He could create 100 6 by 6 inch butterflies and have them fly around the area of effect.

Bianca: Condenses reiatsu in front of Zen to create a white shield in front of him that absorbs the next attack so that it deals only half of its damage. If Zen is much stronger than his opponent, it can negate the attack.

The shield is composed of standing wave. This wave arises when he opposes the resonance of his own spirit pressure with a sound wave. The wave is completely stationary, creating a strong, stable shield. When compared to Bakudo this would be in the range of #30. An attack that surpasses that level of strength passes through the barrier at half strength. If the attack surpasses #60 it bypasses the shield completely.

This ability can only be used every 4 posts. While it does not consume much internal energy, it does decrease his spirit pressure. After 4 posts his spirit pressure returns to his usual level.

Bemol: Zen fires a small orb of concentrated spirit energy that, if it hits its intended target they are shrouded by Zen’s spirit pressure. Due to this strong oppressive force it has similar effects to being in very close proximity to Zen. While its main purpose is to decrease the power of Kido by 5 numbers (thus turning a #20 to a #15, an essentially making anything less than #5 not work), it can cause effects such as fear, paralysis, stunning and pain. Since he still controls this pressure, he can attempt to make opponents feel these effects at will. The effects of this attack are dependent on the spirit pressure of the opponent. If they have a pressure greater than Zen’s the effects are much weaker, if it even works at all. If it works, it lasts for 2 posts. A target affected by this has a “b” hovering over their head.

This takes 5% of his internal energy to use. While it may not be a lot, due to his large internal reservoir, to some this amount of energy could be overwhelming. He can use this ability 2 posts after the effect ends, or 2 posts if he misses.

Sharp: Similar to Bemol, but it works in the opposite manner. In this case the energy that he sends out adds to the target’s own energy pool, strengthening their kido by 5, and increasing their spirit pressure for 2 posts. Other than that, it works the same as Bemol. A target affected by this has “#” over their head. He cannot use it on himself.

Staccato: Zen forms small orbs of spirit energy and sound at the tip of his baton and fires them in rapid succession. The rate of fire is 300 RPS (18,000 RPM) but the orbs do almost negligible damage on their own, but they have decent knockback if the target is hit constantly by them. This ability does not take much concentration to hold for a long period of time, for a maximum of 2 posts. He can use other abilities while he maintains this ability going. After he uses this continuously it has a cool down period of 1 post.

Tenuto: Zen creates slow moving bars of sound energy that home in on a target. While slow when they come into contact they create a deafening boom that causes moderate amounts of damage. If they do not hit something after 2 posts they will explode wherever they are.



Timbre: This gives Zen an acute sense of hearing, which allows him to be able to hear things from miles away, if he focuses on it. With even greater focus he could identify the resonance of objects.

An objects resonance depends on the material it is made from. When an object is exposed to a wave that has the same resonance it begins to sake violently and eventually break, shatter, or fall apart. The simplest example of this is when an opera singer hits the right pitch and shatters a glass. Objects of poor quality break much easier than those of higher quality. The better quality the object is the longer it takes for it to break, in some cases it could even be impossible to break them. Objects do not need to be exposed continuously to the sound wave to break, as each time they are exposed they take some damage. When the object breaks is subjective to its quality. An example would be that it would take less than one post for Zen to shatter a tree, a low-quality sword would take about the same time, while a Zanpakutō could take from 10 to 30 posts of constant exposure to break. Bankai cannot be broken using this ability.
Arpeggio: It allows Zen to use more than one Kido at the same time often causing them to combine into a kido that has the properties of the two or three kido used at the time. The incantation of the kido is spliced together to make a new incantation. Splicing kidos in this way require twice, or three times as long for it to be cast, leaving him open while he casts it. This also averages their level. If he wanted to combine #1 with #50, the resulting kido would be equal in strength to #25.

When combining them he cannot combine kido outside of their own class, he cannot combine Hadō with bakudo, though he can combine bakudo with healing kido if they have an area effect. He can attempt to combine kido that oppose each other, such as fire and water, but this has a high chance of failure. If he can combine them the kido created creates something new, such as mixing fire and water kido to make steam kido. Doing this takes concentration, the more kido he tries to combine, the more focus he has to have. He has been able to combine as much as 4 kido at one time. Combining Hadō is more complicated due to their more unpredictable nature. Bakudo are easier to combine as they are very structured and orderly.

Using this ability to splice two kido comes at an extra cost. When splicing 3 kido the number increases by 5 in cost, when splicing 4 it takes 10 more. When putting the kido together the energy goes up respectively depending of the average that is created. The energy needed to create the kido is 2x, 3x, or 4x the average cost. If he were to merge Hadō #10 and #20 it would cost 2x what #15 would be, but the strength would be equivalent to #15. If he were to combine #30, #40, #10, and #20 it would have the average power of #25, to that you add 10, so it becomes a #35, and then it becomes 35x4= 140. As the last example shows, the more kido are used the more diminishing returns you get, due to having a very high cost, but if the kido used include very low numbers the resulting kido would be fairly weak compared to the energy put into it.


Fermata: Using a combination of reiatsu and sound Zen creates a loud blast around him. Most projectiles that are in within 5 feet of Zen stop moving for 1 post. This effect follows him. If he moves from the position the projectiles will move once more, and any projectile he tries to send out are also stopped, meaning he cannot use projectile attacks for one post.
This blast actually indicates that he has essentially frozen his spirit pressure closest to his body. This ability locks him into place for the post, not being able to move via conventional means. The only way for him to exit this area is to flash step out of it, but doing so could cause him to take some damage from the projectiles. It has a cooldown of 1 post.

This ability is based off his Kido skill level. Those above his level, or its equivalent for other races, have no trouble bypassing this barrier.


I. Bankai


» Bankai Release Phrase: Obey! Shining Aurora!

» Bankai Appearance: Regardless of what he was wearing before his outfit changes into a white suit with a red tie, much like what Tenmei wears. His conducturs baton turns a deep red and his aura color changes to red.

» Bankai Abilities:

Concerto: Zen can now use his sound attacks from an origin point that is not him. He can create attacks that originate from an area within his Illuminacion range (500 feet). They still travel in the same shapes, but those that have a cone or line shape can be positioned at different angles.

Sound Cannon: Zen can capture non-physical attacks and fire them back. He does this by creating a circular wall of reiatsu and compressed air in front of him. This stops the attack and then Zen can release it forward. He can do this to absorb several attacks, but it has some drawbacks. While he does this he becomes immobile, as he has to lock himself in place to absorb he knockback from attacks as they suddenly stop. While there is no limit on how many attacks he can stop, the more attacks that he stops increase the load, eventually attacks can overload his ability to stop them, causing them to release their energy wildly around the area, hurting Zen and firing the energy randomly.

Crescendo: A cone shaped blast of reiatsu that empowers kido, and other reiatsu based attacks that travel in this area. This area is a 50 foot cone. Any spirit based attack that enters it is empowered by 1/3.

Diminuendo: Works in a similar way to Crescendo. This time he uses his spirit pressure to degrade kido that are targeting him. It travels in a cone shaped wave that reached out to 50 feet. Due to this shift in pressure, while this ability is used his back is exposed to attacks as his defenses are focused on his front. Strength of those attacks is reduced by 1/2.

This only affects attacks that are below his own Kido skill. Those at and above his skill are affected minimally, but are still affected by it to a small degree.
Simile: Zen can attempt to copy kido used by others to negate them. This mainly works for kido that he has already learned, that is he cannot cancel a kido that he hasn’t seen before. If he wants to cancel it, he must take some time to learn a bit about it. If he sees a new kido it takes 3 posts to be able to copy it, and 6 posts to be able to cancel it. This only works for kido that are open to everyone. It does not work for kido made specifically, or only known by one or a few select characters.


Marcato: V shaped projectiles composed of reiatsu and sound fly out and travel at a high speed and on contact creates 10 foot wide explosions. This is similar to Staccato. Its fire rate is much slower at 10RPS (60 RPM). The projectiles hae the strength of bullets, but their 10 foot explosions do not cause much damage, they essentially just create large knockback.

Silencio: Sound based attacks have a reduced effect on Zen. The strength of these attacks is reduced by 1/3.

Fortissimo: If Zen makes an attacks and yells fortissimo the effectiveness of the attack raises by 2x. This makes him give out a burst of energy, leaving him tired for 1 post after using this ability. Doing this makes the Kido cost 2.5x its original cost.


I. Shikokai


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» Shikokai Appearance: [What does your Shinigami look like when released in their Shikokai?]

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I. Skill Sheet


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Shinigami Skills
  • Hoho: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
  • Kidō: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
  • Zanjutsu: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
  • Hakuda: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained


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  • Willpower/Determination: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
  • Mental Deduction: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
  • Focus: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained


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Subject Post 2PostSubject: Re: Zen (2018) [WIP]   Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:11 pm

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  • Comments/Notes: Try to create a more cohesive thematic. Currently his zanpakuto is of sound and kido, which is fine I suppose, but they don't really seem to be tied together in any way.

    Order- Clarify how potent these four types of attack are, what effects they have, and how they differ from each other.

    Bemol and Sharp- Explain why these effects occur.

    Arpeggio- This is more of a mastery of kido than what I would consider a Zanpakuto ability. Even if it was from his zan how is it related to sound?

    Crescendo and Diminuendo- Again, this requires more detail. Explain why these areas amplify or degrade kido.

    Simile- Seems to just be the normal way people use kido, I'm not sure why this is a bankai ability.

  • Tier: Would be around 3-2 based on this app currently.
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