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I. Basic Information» Name:
Kirei Tatsumiya» Alias:
Hime - Princess of Death » Age:
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Female » Association:
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I. Personality» Personality:
[Persona of the Princess]
Hime is an odd-natured individual by which not many personality traits exist. This is not to say that she lacks a sense of self entirely, but a lot of what composed her personality in the past was destroyed by her own hands. Hime is more akin to someone who "exists" rather than an individual at times which makes it difficult to gauge her personality. She is not emotionless yet she is not one known to show many emotions.
If there had to be any trait that would define her personality than it would be her ardent desire for affirmation. That is the feeling of knowing and being told that she still has a purpose, that she isn’t useless, and that she is wanted. She finds such an emotional construct to be a curse, often claiming that if the theory of the original sin truly had any meaning, hers had always been envy.
She doesn’t detest it and that is what makes it so difficult to come to terms with that aspect of her mentality. Even so, she can’t deny how happy that makes her feel, how she would willingly follow that person to the end of the world, merely from a few words of praise and admiration.
In truth, Hime cannot quite understand why she is wired that way. She does not fight for the glory and honor one would win in a battle and the praise that would follow. Even if she did, it would feel empty to her. Thousands of people versus a single person.
It is a dichotomy she cannot comprehend. Perhaps, since she lacks a sense of “self” in that she has no goals or aspirations, she feels that she can be defined through the love and admiration of another. They can decide who she is with a few words. If an individual played their words right and told Hime she was a wonderful Superhero and told her such repeatedly?
Heh, shamefully, she’d do everything to fit the image, all in order to keep hearing it. She has let this happen far too many times than she could count and for the select few she thought were perfect, who fit her craving, she could not keep them. Thus, as of the current day, Hime has given up on her existence entirely. She never had a passion for life to begin with, so why not let it end? For her crimes, she certainly deserves to be executed, so what does it matter? She feels defeated to know that she can never truly have the affirmation and praise she desires and she knows it’s selfish to so welcomely choose death with the lives she’s taken but… that’s all she knows.
On the hand, if spoken hypothetically to sate one’s curiosity, what if Hime was allowed to actually live naturally in the world? How would she be? Hime is an oddball. She would be an oddball because social interaction is lost on her, even though she is capable of it. She has a rather humorous way of attempting conversation or forming friendships.
Her speech is graceful and archaic but oddly enough, she has this weird way of trying to fit in, that’ll she impose slang in her speech if need be, and fail miserably in doing so. If one delves deeper and have an intent of getting to actually get her to come out of her shell, there are remnants of the self she once had, the positive aspects.
For example, as a form of comical relief and how she is wired naturally, Hime is somewhat obsessed with the thought of make-up preparation. Part of it comes from her background, and another is that for all the sense of “self” she may lack - confidence in her appearance isn’t one of them. So, now all that’s left to ask is… whose suited to the task? Her tale is one that can end before it begins or be illuminated with the promise of renewal.
I. History» History:
Act 1 - Kirei Tatsumiya - Birth and “Death”
Before the life of a warrior, before the title of Hime, there was simply a young woman known as Kirei Tatsumiya. She did not descend from a family of nobles nor was she destined to ever fall in love with royalty. The inception of her existence could be traced back to district 40 of East Rukongai. This is where her life began. Born to a family of two brothers and one sister, Kirei had often felt she needed to prove herself in the eyes of her parents. The two brothers, Akio and Setsuna, were fairly advanced shinigami who possessed vast potential and their work-ethic was nothing short of admirable.
She certainly loved her brothers but always felt herself to be a step behind them. Each day was spent living in their shadow. Her mother nor father made her struggles any easier, as they always encouraged her brothers and judged her for every little mistake she made. She was a woman, after all. There was no expectation in this family for her to succeed and she felt ashamed she was even born into it… until her beloved sister was born. Kirio Tatsumiya.
When that precious little girl came into the family, Kirei had fallen in love. When her mother did not wish to look over her, Kirei spent every day around her little sister. What made Kirei even happier is that Kirio admired her. She wished to be so much like her sister. Truth be told, this revelation drove Kirei to train with a madman’s zeal, to surpass her family’s expectations and be someone her precious sister could truly admire. She would be the first captain within their family. Part of that wish would become possible as Setsuna married a woman and desired only to live a peaceful life, away from the Gotei 13 and a tragic fate would befall her brother Akio.
He had become irreversibly ill. No one had poisoned him nor did he suffer any wound, his body had weakened over time and their parents had to painfully acknowledge the reality of his impending death. Kirei felt particularly saddened by this, volunteering to care over him so that he would pass on in peace. As she grew to be a young adult woman, Kirei’s family had come into a bit of fortune. Her family, for all that they may have lacked in nobility or name, were renowned for their world-class culinary skills. Her mother - Kazehana - was always preparing meals and sharing them with others and made a business out of it, building a small cafe in her spare time. Her husband had died, and so too, did Akio.
She could’ve taken these tragic deaths in defeat but she had two daughters to raise and so she made the best of her opportunities in life and eventually she remarried, this time to a captain within the Gotei 13. He was overwhelmingly smitten with Kazehana and her daughters that he decided he could wait no longer and proposed to her once she felt comfortable. The marriage did not only make their mother happy, but presented opportunities for Kirei and Kirio as well. Kirei was enrolled - through his suggestion - into Shino Academy. In the meantime, Kazehana and Kirio enjoyed maintaining the cafe that was built from scratch and for a time, life was wonderful.
Kirio could handle the kitchen so well that her mother mostly spent her days with her new husband and Kirei did her best to pass through the academy with flying colors, graduating in her fifth year. She was invited into a position within the seventh division - third seat, something fairly unexpected but very much welcomed.
Even so, it would seem that even with her rise, her fortune seemed to turn sour. Or rather, she realized how envious she was as an individual. Kirio had grown enough to where she, too, could be eligible to enroll within Shino Academy. Initially, Kirei had no qualms about this. She had loved her sister with every fibre of her heart and she wished to see her succeed. However, she could not help but shake the feeling that she was being surpassed and she abhorred the very thought.
In time, Kirio soon decided to join the Gotei 13. This was her chance. However, she failed the entrance exam not once...but five times. This shot her expectations down. Thus, determined to get in, Kirio went deep within the forest that surrounds the Rukongai. There, she trained in Zanjutsu by attacking, and effectively cutting down, some of the trees. She did not have any interaction with the outside world. She stayed within the forest for one year, training almost nonstop. In fact, Kirio did not even know about her sister gaining Bankai.
After the year was up, she returned to the Shino Academy. Her powers had, in total, about tripled in strength due to the training. She had no trouble getting into the advanced class. While her skills with a sword were quite impressive, it was her Kidō that raised the most attention. Her strength with a simple Byakurai was about that of an experienced Captain. However, her Kidō technique needed a little work, and her accuracy was a bit off. During year two of her studies, she did something almost unheard of...she learned Shikai.
In truth, this was the beginning of a rift in their relationship. Kirei had desperately made every attempt at accepting her sister’s rise to power but the jealousy only grew. Kirei had made enough advancement in her ability to earn the seat of a vice-captain but her sister continued to evolve and was heralded as someone meant to truly be legendary, receiving attention even from Yamamoto himself. Even as Kirei had learned Bankai, all the attention seemed to remain on Kirio.
Day by day, the love she felt for her little sister turned into jealousy. She should have been celebrating her sister’s success and the fame she would bring to their family’s name; she should have welcomed her sister's achievement with open arms. Therein lied the downfall. She did not praise her sister for her accomplishments at all. Instead, she chose to let it fester… until one day the broiling emotions could no longer be held dormant. Kirei had remained stagnant within her position and it seemed like no matter what she tried to do - be it arduous training or earning good favor - her sister seemed destined for so much more.
In nearly what seemed to be a short time, Kirio had ascended to the seat of captain, and Kirio hurriedly went to tell her sister what she felt to be good news. All that she received was a hateful glare that held no affection nor pride, only anger. They were within Kirei’s office and she launched a throwing knife in Kirio’s direction. Kirei said that she regretted being sisters with Kirio and that she'd much rather have their mother than Kirio. This caused Kirio to storm out and put a rush on her promotion. By the end of the week, she was gone. Kirei had soon left the Gotei 13 shortly after. Kirio caught wind immediately and chased after Kirei. The two caught up in the ruins of a town inside of the Soul Society's forest.
Angered that she was pursued, she could not be reasoned with. Kirei launched an attack against Kirio, and so a fight between the two started. Kirio did not release her Zanpakutō, but Kirei went straight into Bankai. Kirio then used something she had never used before, Ikkotsu. The attack sent Kirei into a ruined building and caused it to collapse. While Kirei was pretty much unharmed from the building, she had lost her breath when Kirio punched her.
Kirio was soon standing over Kirei, who was trapped within the rubble (a piece of stone had pinned her legs down). Kirio dropped her Zanpakutō and looked down at Kirei, who then smirked. In a final push, Kirei shot up from the ground and pushed Kirio into a wall with just her Reiatsu. As Kirei grabbed the lance used in her bankai, Kirio knew she'd have to kill Kirei. As Kirei approached her, Kirio brought both of her fists back. Using Shunpo, she appeared in front of the charging, rogue shinigami. She punched Kirei's chest and with that, she exited bankai. Kirio had used Sōkotsu.
What was meant to always be a loving and familial bond ended in abrupt tragedy. Kirei had seemingly died from the strike, and that broke Kirio. She cried tears of anguish as she carried her to the fourth division barracks and set her down.
From that day, Kirio had not only resigned from all manners of the Gotei, but abandoned her own name. She bore the weight of Kirei’s jealousy as she no longer strived to rise to the top. As for Kirei, death is all she should have known. She should have died. She should be dead. And yet…
“She suffered a truly devastating blow. There is no doubt about it, but this woman is dead. “ She could hear the voice of one of the fourth division members and as soon as they left the room, the moments of silence had allowed her to realize what she had done. She had destroyed a bond of sisterhood over pride, over the fear of being replaced and removed from the picture. How foolish had she been? As the realization dawned upon her, all she could do was cry, allowing tears to trickle from her face as she rose from her bed and escaped to earth. Her soul had been broken, her heart shattered, and so the woman known as Kirei Tatsumiya no longer existed…
Act 2 - The Princess of Death - Hime
Even though her exile from Soul Society was self-imposed, Kirei remained isolated from the world of earth and never interacted with anyone. In all honesty, there was no desire to forge or foster relationships with anybody, for her heart was broken and her mind on the verge of collapse. Thus, her life on earth was that of a vagabond, wandering the earth aimlessly in search of a purpose, in search of something to latch onto in order to eliminate her existential guilt. Purposeless. Aimless. Worthless. Betrayer. She who carries the sin of envy in her heart.
Indeed, Kirei longed for forgiveness that would never come. Even so, somehow, her prayers to be affirmed within this world would finally be answered by the wicked blessings of an ambitious tyrant known only as Ender. He had already amassed a formidable army and their paths had crossed when she chose to protect a small city that had housed her from being leveled to the ground.
She was merciless, relentless, killing soldier after soldier as if it were simple arithmetic. One body plus one equals two, two plus two equals four. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. That was all she was skilled at. There was no longer any strong emotions that burned within her heart and Ender sensed this. He saw the murderous potential she possessed and how he could manipulate that to his whim.
He met with her directly, complimenting her by stating how overwhelmingly impressed he was by how many of his soldiers lives she had taken, all without batting an eye. Kirei thought nothing of it and merely replied with an answer stating that it was retaliation. “You attacked me, and I retaliated. This is the only place I can currently call my home… if you have any issues, I will gladly fight you myself, “ she stated rather blankly. Ender smirked, cupping her chin with a fierce grip. She could not particularly remember what caused her to follow him, but his charm was definitely a factor amongst most things. He told her that under him, she could be a warrior worth a thousand, a mighty leader, a war general who could aid in leading his army to ruling over this miserable earth and creating a world where she could be respected, feared, and idolized.
Each word that left his lips, wrapped within devilish temptation and lustful admiration, was what she sought, what she desired. Affirmation. Her resistance… was nonexistent. She made no rejection nor turned him away. That was what she craved, to be affirmed, even in the arms of a devil. Thus, the very city that housed her was destroyed by her own hands, as a symbol of her fealty towards him, a wicked oath forged in blood. This was Kirei’s true end, and in her place, the princess of death was born. Hime
A name meant to symbolize royalty - yet it befitted her more like a murderous weapon, a machine that only operated on whatever orders Ender desired. To her, being recognized and cherished for her deeds was the finest ambrosia. She lived for it. Craved it. The more brutal murders she committed, the more she would desire to hear from his lips how wonderful she was. And so, for a very long time, that is the relationship she shared with Ender. He was her god, her everything, and every order had to be executed at its maximum level of perfection. Any single mistake - be it minor or major - were out of the question. Failure was never an option.
When Hime would mess up, she would promise to make sure she would never fail again and he played on that. Eventually, Ender had amassed a mighty army and countless warriors who saw merit in his ambitious worldviews. Even so, with new recruits, brought new competition.
Over time, newer soldiers meant Hime was not as lauded as she was before within his forces, and though she was not entirely jealous, those ever-familiar emotions of envy raged within her heart. In fact, he became more aggressive in what he wanted, more ambitious in his tasks, and Hime could not entirely complete all of them. When she failed, he would humiliate her through words, deeming her useless to his cause, and for a woman who craved nothing but affirmation and acceptance, she became desperate. That was his form of control over her.
Even for the most miniscule of failures, he knew he always had her wrapped around his fingers. Truth be told, Hime looked to him for everything. In the end, they would grow apart but in return, Hime had gained someone else who admired her as if he were her entire world. Kin Iramasha. It was meant merely to be a mission for Ender. He had grown interested in the potential Iramasha possessed and wished to recruit Kin and chisel him into a fine warrior.
He was, however, considered to be little more than a background individual, compared to their enemies, Shadin, Midori, Iori, and other warriors who defended Karakura. Still, that was what made him all the easier to manipulate and so when he was at his most vulnerable, Hime had appeared before him, and spoke sweet nothings, whispering every word he had wished to hear, much like Ender had done to her many years ago. She told him that his true potential could be gained through joining their organization.
He was enthralled by her beauty and the opportunity and promise of developing his abilities were hard to refuse. Kin had fallen in love with Hime that day and somewhere deep within her own mind, she shared the same emotion of admiration as he did for her. Kin’s form of affirmation was far more genuine than Ender’s, who only viewed her as a means to an end. In time, she grew distant from the man who recruited her because when she failed, he was a man who often berated her, ridiculed her, and went to extreme lengths of humiliation if she failed her missions or fell short of defeating an enemy he desired to see fall.
In time, Hime had fallen in love for the first time, genuinely and without manipulation. To her, even though he had betrayed his own friends through her deceptions, Kin was pure. He never judged her for her failures, he admired her and wished to make her proud. He fed her overwhelming desire for affirmation like no other, and so she decided she would betray him. It was a difficult task. Everything had to be planned with delicate precision. Both bore the seal of Junsui, a symbolic rite of demonic essence that enhanced those who were loyal to Ender. If Ender even suspected a hint of betrayal, he could easily subdue them both, if not outright kill them. It was then that an idea dawned on her.
Rather than betray him and risk an entire army chasing down her and Kin… why not convince them that a new leader would lead them to greater heights? She would alienate those who wished to rise against him, those who were humiliated, those who desired liberation. In time, Kin had matured, he had fought his comrades and looked past his regrets, and slowly but surely, was ascending to a higher realm of strength heretofore unrivaled.
His strength of mind was amazing. His leadership was improving, and his love for Hime only grew stronger. Ender had become overly-ambitious and decided to face the defenders of earth in an all-out war, and at the time when he expected most of his finest soldiers to fight alongside him, they had abandoned him.
Kin Iramasha, Hime Tatsumiya, Roxxy, and countless others decided that they would no longer be humiliated or ridiculed for their failures. They would stand together as one. Ender and his forces were swiftly overpowered and decimated, and he was no longer a threat to earth or anyone else. In that time, Hime and Kin forged a new organization, a collective of those who desired to see visions and manifestations of their own worlds. Kokryuteshi
Every man, woman, and child deserved to see the manifestation of their destiny. With Kin, she had found someone else to serve under, but he did not view her as a member or co-leader but rather, his lover, his companion. Hime likewise viewed him in the same light and they entered a relationship that had filled her with such grandiose joy that nothing could compare. For a time, she was content. Kin never judged her, never humiliated her for any failure or the slightest misstep.
In a word, he was perfect. And yet, even still, his heart seemed to possess an ambition Hime could not control even though she wanted to. His ambition was aimed higher and his goals - while not necessarily evil - would present them with familiar enemies once again. First, he wished to let the Kokryuteshi finally be known and upon revealing who they were, it brought them into battle with the Karakura defenders once more. Truth be told, Hime had no desire to face any of these warriors again but she remained loyal.
They fought in a tumultuous clash, as Hime faced off against Midori Sugiura, Shadin against Andrei, Misaiko against Aisu, and Iori against… Kin.
Hime was no stranger to how much Kin wanted to prove to Iori that he had grown stronger, no stranger to how much he desired to let her know he had surpassed her. The battle was long but Kokuryuteshi had achieved their victory, imposed their will, and seemingly took the life of one of Karakura’s strongest heroes, Iori. Kin was regretful about what he had done to an extent, but the battle had hardened him, and so he aimed his mind to a familiar place Hime felt she would never enter again.
The Soul Society. The conflict had risen tremendously within her heart and she desperately pleaded with Kin to avoid Soul Society, claiming he was not yet ready or any other reason she could use to sway his mind… and none of it worked. He was no longer the young man who could wrap around her fingers and melt easily at her graceful words of love and acceptance, he was his own man… and Hime could not shame him for it. They prepared themselves for a war with Soul Society and fought as valiantly as they could - in fact, they nearly won… until Hime realized she could no longer follow him where he wished to go.
Entering Soul Society had caused the memories of her sister to resurface and she detested the thought, feared the reality that she might come face to face with, or even fight, her beloved sister, Kirio. She could not bear the thought. And so, she willingly walked into enemy territory and surrendered when Kin was unaware. To do something like this and turn her back on the only man she ever truly loved, broke apart what little remnants of her mind remained.
Hime felt that all she deserved was to always be without affirmation. Her lifelong search was futile. Someone like her… deserved to die.
She told the Gotei Thirteen that they could execute her if they so desired. She was locked away somewhere that was not the maggot’s nest but more of a waiting room until they decided what they would do. They had told her that Kin had been sealed away and that only served to increase her guilt as it festered and crippled her into depression. Perhaps… this was the way it was always meant to be. She was an envious soul who did not deserve affirmation and love from anyone - a selfish fool that could never truly love or be loved. In truth, for the first time, she felt satisfied to realize how useless she truly was. The execution would finally signify the end of such a worthless life.
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