Alfonso Gunter Reinhold Alias:
Between 3000-4000 years old (Nothing is known about him before becoming a Captain) Appears to be around 45Personality:
At a first glance, Alfonso appears to be your usual intellectual type, although he stands at 6'5". This, however, would be a poor assumption of his personality. Despite his seemingly average frame, Alfonso is very strong, although he does not openly show this. However, as he is a scientist, he is very intellectual, able to match wits with even the greatest minds. However, behind his usual grin lies a cruel, cunning, and wicked person. One of his few redeeming traits is that he will not try to steal someone elses ideas or claim them as his own. He states that "It is just the sign of an inferior mind."
When it comes to fighting, Alfonso prefers to let others do his "dirty work", which is even represented in his Zanpakutō. When he does get in and fight, however, Alfonso is very calm and calculated, able to easily deduce an opponent's fighting style, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. When starting a fight, he will usually refrain from using too much strength, so as to give his opponent misconceptions about his true strength and to learn their fighting style first. He will also openly make comments about his opponents fighting style, showing a bit of arrogance.
When it comes to others, Alfonso shows little regard for them. He will often manipulate others to serve his own purposes, and can be very cunning. There is pretty much no reason to trust Alfonso, but you may want to work with him, as if your goals are close to his, then they will no doubt be accomplished. Although it is not an ability of his, Alfonso has an uncanny way of making anyone around him feel a sort of fear. Now, this is a generalization, but once you actually know what Alfonso does, then chances are you will be afraid of him too. Alfonso also seems to be able to survive even when his comrades fall, and as such, does not place that much value on the lives of others. Because of these reasons, most people, even those who work with Alfonso, prefer to stay away from him.
When it comes to his own inventions or theories, Alfonso is very arrogant, and sees them as "perfect", thus showing his arrogance once again. Although not many of his inventions are actually known, it is easy enough to tell that none of them would be legal within the Soul Society. In the end, Alfonso pretty much is your typical mad scientist and evil bastard.ApperanceAppearance:Height:
165 lbs.Eye Color:
The easiest way to sum up Alfonso's appearance is a tall Aryan man. Standing at 6'6", he is easily able to intimidate others, seeming even taller when you are up close to him. His face is slightly more narrow than others, giving him an evil/snake-like appearance. His blond hair is quite long and runs all the way down his back. Despite being quite slim, Alfonso is actually very strong, and slightly muscular under his clothes. Although he is usually smiling, his grin is quite creepy, and helps to keep others away from him; that, or just creep them out.
Although he is a Shinigami, he is a rouge and an Ex-Captain, so his outfit does not resemble that of any Shinigami. His outfit resembles a sort of mix between a suit and a lab coat. He wears a crimson red tie along with a purple scarf. Around his waist Alfonso wears a belt with many metal compartments, perfect for storing his smaller inventions that he may use during battle. Finally, Alfonso wears two red armbands, looking almost exactly like the ones Nazi officers used to wear. All in all, his appearance pretty much tells you that he is one evil son of a bitch.ZanpakutôZanpakutô Name:
Ferner Angriff (lit. Remote Attack in German)Zanpakutô Spirit:
Alfonso's Zanpakutō spirit takes the form of a large, demonic-looking beast. It seems to have the ability to levitate just above the ground, so her feet never touch the ground. Her skin is pale blue and her hair is red. There is a large bone-like protrusion coming from her back that eventually turns into two wings. Despite her royal (although macabre) appearance, Ferner Angriff does not really have too much of a personality. She appears as a silent and looming figure, hovering above the ground. Apparently, she speaks to Alfonso through telepathy, hardly ever uttering a word. Because of this, it is hard to determine her true personality.Zanpakutô Realm:
Ferner Angriff inner world is quite mysterious in that it is seemingly always pitch black. However, Both Alfonso and Ferner Angriff are apparently able to see in it.Sealed Zanpakutô :
Alfonso's Zanpakutō is actually quite odd when you think about it in relationship to him. Both the sheath and hilt are white in color, and the blade is a fine silver, with a red marking on it. It is, however, the average length of a Zanpakutō, and judging from Alfonso's Spiritual Pressure, is very condensed compared to what it could be.Shikai Description:
Compared to other Shinigami, Alfonso's shikai is quite unique. Instead of changing his actual blade, it focuses on something else, remote attacks. Upon it's release, although the blade itself remains unchanged, 40 Rose looking objects are summoned in a circle around Alfonso. These objects are what's known as a "Reiatsu Funnel." With these, Alfonso is able to fight an opponent without so much as even lifting a finger. Although the process of how they work is somewhat complicated, the main idea behind it is simple. By collecting Reiryoku from the surrounding area and concentrating it into a finely condensed beam of destructive energy. Through this process, it's properties are changed, so it cannot be absorbed by races such as Quincies who manipulate the Reiryoku around themselves. Shikai Abilities:
Because the way his Shikai works, Alfonso does not really have any "techniques." Instead, his "Reiatsu Funnels" have three different formations they take, although each one can be modified. The first is called Alpha Formation, and is pretty much for all out attacks. The funnels can either circle around the opponent and fire at them, or move in random patterns to confuse the enemy, while making it harder to dodge. The next formation is called Delta Formation, and focuses on protecting Alfonso. In this formation, the funnels will orbit around Alfonso, firing at any opponent that gets to close. This is a good way to keep opponents he does not wish to fight away from himself. The final formation is known as Beta Formation, and is a cross between Alpha and Delta. The funnels will split up into groups of 20. One of the groups will stay back to protect Alfonso, while the other group will go out and attack the enemy. Although he has these three formations, Alfonso can configure the funnels into any formation he wills, but they will always go back to one of theses three basic formations.Release:
"Let none escape your aim, Ferner Angriff."Bankai Name:
Ferner Angriff Drohne (lit. Remote Attack Drone.)Bankai Description:
Although Alfonso's Zanpakutō does change its appearance in Bankai, its true focus is the summoning of three "Drones" that fight for Alfonso. Each Drone represents a different part of combat, and together, they make a perfect force to take on many different situations. Alfonso himself also receives a boost in strength and speed in his Bankai, but since he has the three drones to fight for him, he is rarely seen fighting himself. The three drones are split into attack, defense, and magic/special.Bankai Abilities:First Drone:
Verteidigung (lit. Defense in German)Appearance: Description:
The main force for defending Alfonso, Verteidigung has an almost impenetrable defense against both physical and special attacks. His shield, which is almost as tall as his entire body, is able to block just about any physical attacks. His staff, while it can be used for combat, is mainly used like a lightning rod for special attacks. By holding it up, Verteidigung can force any special attacks that involve the use of energy, reiatsu, or even elements to be directed at him instead of Alfonso or the other drones. Although he does take the damage from the attack, he is much more suited to withstand it.Second Drone:
Magie (lit. Magic in German)Appearance: Description:
Pretty much taking the place of the funnels in Alfonso's shikai, Magie uses long range and special/elemental attacks to support the other two drones, as well as to protect Alfonso. Like the funnels, Magie can collect Reiryoku from the surrounding area and focus it into destructive beams of energy, using the two floating skulls as the funnels. However, Magie can also use element based attacks. The beginning is the same, collecting Reiryoku from the surrounding area, but this time, it is focused into a sphere, charged with an element, and fired at the opponent. Because of this, Magie can be a threat to any opponent that has elemental powers, as she can just pick out it's weakness and use that in her attacks.Third Drone:
Angriff (lit. Attack in German)Appearance: Description:
The main offensive force of Alfonso's Bankai, Angriff brings the hurt to his opponents. Although he is the largest of the three drones, he is able to move quite quickly. Although he has no weapons, he fights with his fists, which can pack more power than any weapon he could wield. His job is to overwhelm the opponent with his strength and speed, giving them no chance to even think about attacking Alfons. His strongest attack is Fäuste des Zorns (lit. Fists of Rage in German). In this attack, a powerful energy erupts from Angriff's fists, increasing his physical power greatly. With Magie's help, the energy can be given an element, once again making it hard for an element based opponent to face off against Alfonso's Bankai.Final Form:
Todesengel (lit. Angel of Death in German)Appearance: Description:
The final form of Alfonso's Bankai, Todesengel is a fusion of the three drones and Alfonso himself; giving him all the powers of each drone. In it, Alfonso gains the defensive powers of Verteidigung, the magic/special attacks of Magie, and the offensive powers of Angriff. This form is what Alfons refers to as the "Ultimate being," and he is quite right to say so. Although this is his strongest form, Alfonso rarely ever has to use it, making it a surprise even to those who think that they know him. BackgroundHistory/Background:
Alfons' past is shrouded in mystery, just the way he likes it. Only a few facts are known about him throughout time. It is known that he was born in what today is known as Germany, but as to where and when, that is unknown. The aspects surrounding his death are also unknown. It is known that at one point he held a Captain's position in the Soul Society, captain of squad 12, which was sometime around when Yamamoto first opened the Shinigami Academy. As one of the stronger captains, even having been trained by Yamamoto himself, he was chosen to be one of the first instructors. Due to the lack of many talented shinigami to be instructors, he was one of the few instructors who was also a captain.
Due to his time as a captain and instructor, Alfons made an impression on some of his students and squad members. Two of such students he made an impact on were Ukitake and Shunsui. It turns out that not only did Yamamoto had an impact on how the two men would be centuries later, but also Alfons. After instructing and being a captain for a few years, Alfons began to grow impatient and angry with the gotei 13 and central 46; he wished to do radical and in their eyes unethical experiments to do such things to create "Artificial Life". After many struggles with them, he decided to leave the soul society, being the first captain to defect from the 13 court guard squads.
Although it is unknown how he escaped, as all records have been wiped clean, it is known that he managed to get away successfully. To keep the Gotei 13 off of his trail, Alfons made sure to keep hidden from them while also continuing his research. Once the heat died down, Alfons once again began to work on his radical theories. The main one to begin working on creating an "artificial" hollow, but it is unknown how long this took him, as he once again disappeared from written history. It is known, however, that he lived in Germany during this time, and played a few major roles in the history of the country.
After a long time, around the time of the Nazi's, Alfons reemerged and became one of the top researchers for the Nazi's investigations on the paranormal. This was when his first successful "Artificial" hollow was created. He told Hitler that the "plans" he got were from ancient Japanese tradition to summon a monster known as a hollow. He was able to lure him into creating the concentration camps soon then Hitler would have to use the souls of the innocent to create his hollow. However, since Alfons knew the dangers of this process, he was not present when the hollow was being made. It is not clear what became of the hollow, but this success proved to Alfons that the process of making "Artificial Life" was possible.
Around the time of the fall of the Third Reich, Alfons dissapeared again, only to resurface years later around the time of Aizen's attack on Karakura Town. Of course, since Alfons was so old and had left the Soul Society before Aizen was ever a Shinigami, he was unaffected by Aizen's shikai. Although he still kept himself hidden from the radar, Alfons witnessed much of what happened, and began to see Aizen as a future specimen of his, Now, Alfons, unlike everyone else, was not worried or even interested in the Hōgyoku. Sure, it may have granted the user their desires, but Alfons did not like to use such methods, He preferred to create things himself, allowing him to know everything about his creations, and to also through in fail-safes.
When Aizen lost, however, Alfons was disappointed; he had high hopes for Aizen as a research subject. However, Aizen's death did allow for Alfons to begin working on his newer theories, involving…Hell. Extra Abilites: High Intellect:
Having lived for a long time and being a "Man of Science," Alfons is very intelligent; able to match wits with even the most cunning minds.Expert Researcher:
As a professional scientist, Alfons has spent much of his life studying and learning everything there is to know. Because of this, if there is something to be done (like bringing back a supposedly dead spirit), Alfons will be the one to know how to do it.Inventor:
Having worked as an inventor for the Soul Society and even after leaving, Alfons has access to many inventions he himself has created. Although not all of them are known yet, you can be assured that they are all practical to Alfons. Roleplay Sample:
(Note: this is a post from me from another Bleach site, but hey, it's what I've got, lol.)
As his Kidō collided with Artix's Zanpakutō, Ravana was able to catch a glimpse of Artix's features; it seemed that the alcohol might be wearing off, and his clouded judgment may be defogging. Watching as the kid flew off into the ground, Ravana stood still, waiting to see what he would do next. Although that hit did seem to jog the kid's memory a bit, Ravana knew that these feelings the kid had were quite strong. Then again, if his judgment was now clear, the kid could still try to attack him and continue the battle, as he was a member of squad 5.
As all of these thoughts were swirling around in his head, Ravana was disrupted from his thoughts as he saw Artix rising to his feet. Judging by the kids grin, he was able to see things clearly, but by listening to his tone, Ravana could tell that things weren't over. "Well, you're finally gonna man up, eh?" he said before Artix had finished. Hearing the second part of the kid's sentence, he sighed a bit. Sure, although he had not taken any damage, he was still feeling the effects of having fought Artix, whereas it seemed that Artix was almost unaffected. Even if they were both roughly at the same level, Artix had a slight advantage in his moral, having just faced his inner demons.
As Artix made his way closer, Ravana stood his ground. That was, until the kid lunged at him, seemingly putting all of his might into the attack. As it seemed that the attack was going to make contact, Ravana sidestepped it, circling around to be behind Artix. Sure, the attack, although strong, was made slightly easier to dodge due to the distance between them, but still, it was close. Knowing that he would have to up the ante now that Artix was going all out, Ravana sighed a bit, and raised his Zanpakutō up in front of himself "Cut them all down, Ikusen Kireme!"
With that, a blast of spiritual pressure came from Ravana and his Zanpakutō, strong enough to push away any opponent that happened to be standing too close to him. The spiritual pressure took on the form of swirling winds, but it was a pale silver in color. As the pressure continued to swirl around him, an almost transparent pale silver aura enveloped the blade of his Zanpakutō. With that, the swirling spiritual pressure dissipated, leaving Ravana standing there in his shikai. Now, to the untrained eye, it would seem like nothing had changed, and even people who could sense the increase in his spiritual pressure would not be able to notice much of a difference. In fact, the only visible difference was the semi-transparent aura surrounding the blade.
"Now, let's see how much you can take" Ravana said before using shunpo to appear behind Artix. Quickly and fluidly, Ravana slashed across his opponents back, followed by another slash to bring the sword back, creating a two-combo slash. This, however, was not all; as soon as Ravana had slashed his Zanpakutō each time, ten more slashes were created, making twenty in total. Now, the slashes were as quick as Ravana had slashed his actual Blade, and they all seemed to converge upon his opponent at the exact same time as Ravana's Zanpakutō. Not even someone who had trained their body to feel the slightest of differences would be able to tell any difference in the timing. Following Ravana's will, the slashes hit his opponent from all four sides, five in front, five to the right, five to the left, and five from behind.
This was the true power of Ravana's Zanpakutō, or at least the power it showed in it's Shikai form. Anyone foolish enough to try and take Ravana out by head on attacks would be met by the multiple slashes he could conjure up with only one swing of his sword. This ability seemingly left no openings for head on attacks, so his opponent would either have to devise a way to fight at a distance or suffer multiple wounds before even being able to lay a finger on Ravana. Then again, since his opponent was one of the fight loving members of squad 5, it seemed overtly obvious that he would rush in to close range without a single care for what injuries he might receive.Skill SheetGeneral Skills
- Durability: Advanced
- General Speed: Advanced
- Strength: Advanced
- Weapon Skill: Adept
- Hoho: Advanced
- Kidō: Master
- Zanjutsu: Adept
- Hakuda: Adept