Tessai Tsukabishi is a tall, muscular, lightly tan-skinned man. His hair is cornrowed and he has a large handlebar mustache, which is connected to his long sideburns. He wears a pair of rectangular-shaped glasses. His attire consists of a white muscle shirt with regular pants and a blue apron.
__________________________________________________________________________ P E R S O N A L I T Y Personality:
Tessai is a quiet, stern, and level-headed man who often acts as a source of discipline to Jinta Hanakari's mischievous behavior, but does have a sentimental side. He is very loyal to Kisuke Urahara and takes meticulous care of the shop, actually bursting into joyful tears if anyone compliments his work. Conversely, his instant reaction is extreme irritation when someone snubs it.
He is also known to buy TV-advertised medicines, which do not always work or else have unpleasant side effects, much to Urahara's chagrin. In addition, he is among the few who find Orihime Inoue's strange food ideas tasty. Though he is a former captain, he generally takes a subservient role to Urahara even when he held an equal position in Soul Society.
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Magi no Sutaffu ("Staff of the Magi")Appearance:
His inner Zanpakutō spirit is a tall man of about 8 feet. He wears a yellow shirt with the sleeves torn off. His pants are covered by an elongation of his shirt, and he had tall black boots. His hair is yellowish-orange an his beard comes down to his upper chest. He has a black staff topped by a torch. He also has a dagger on his left hip.Inner World:
Tessai's Spirit World consists of a huge valley covered in dense forests and mountains. In the middle is a giant, white, floating castle that lookes like it is from the future. Built on the mountains on either side of the castle are two machines that are connected to the castle though waves of energy.Sealed Zanpakutô Apperance :
Tessai's Sealed Zanpakutō is a Staff slightly shorter than he is, at about 6'3" long. The staff is topped by a half-circle with a flat top, and 3 black rings on either side of the half-circle. Sealed Zanpakutô Abilities:
Kidō GrandMaster: As the former captain of Soul Society's Kidō Corps, Tessai is extremely skilled in this regard. He has demonstrated the ability to use various high-level Kidō at full power with complete control, including a level 99 Bakudō and level 88 Hadō spell, both without incantation, the latter of which caused tremendous destruction to a large part of the forest it was fired in, despite having the majority of its power blocked by Aizen's defensive Kidō. He has also shown very extensive knowledge of forbidden techniques such as time and space manipulation. This was shown when teleporting the Vizard to Urahara's lab and freezing time around them to halt the Hollowfication process. He has also demonstrated highly proficient skill in healing Kidō, as seen from repeatedly healing Ichigo and his friends when battle-worn, even saving people from otherwise fatal injuries as shown from healing Ururu after she was impaled. Tessai is considered to be the greatest Kidō user alive, with skill, control, and power exceeding that of even Zin Yuudeshi, another Kidō Grandmaster. Tessai can easily chain together high level Kidō such as using Bakudo 61: Rikujōkōrō, then Bakudo 79: Kuyō Shibari, then Bakudo 99: Kin to create the absolutely ultimate form of Kidō binding, then finishing off with the Hadō 91: Senjū Kōten Taihō. His skill exceeds that of Kisuke Urahara and Aizen Sosuke. Tessai has also learned how to use Kidō Spells at full power without
the incantation, meaning, the incantation for Kidō spells aren't ever required for him to use them at maximum output. Tessai can also enhance his Kidō to unknown levels, essentially making spells like Hadō 1: Sho much more powerful than their normal strength, being able to push several tons with the lowest level Hadō technique.
- Barrier Spell: While Tessai may not specifically specialize in Barriers like Hachigen Ushoda, he possesses an extremely high level of skill in the usage of such spells. He possesses the unique ability (though perhaps it might be better to call it a "technique" or "skill") to form Barrier-type Kidō with his imagination, so to speak. Basically, he can create Kidō Barriers on the spot without having to worry about making the actual spell beforehand. However, this doesn't apply to seals or binding type spells, and refers specifically to barriers, walls, shields, etc, allowing him to have a good amount of basic and simple defense at his will.
Keen Intellect: Tessai has shown to be a very intelligent man. As the former captain of the Kidō Corps, he has advanced knowledge and understanding towards the flow of spiritual energy. He is also very knowledgeable of past and present events such as with the events of the Quincies' demise. Tessai has also shown himself to be highly perceptive to towards a person's demeanor, as shown from him knowing Kisuke would go in search for his then-lieutenant Hiyori Sarugaki despite being ordered not to. Tessai is intelligent enough to not only have done immense research on the subject of Kidō, but has also created some of his own spells.
Hakuda Expert: The close quarters, hand-to-hand fighting skill of Shinigami. While specializing in Kidō, Tessai has shown himself a capable physical fighter, as shown from his ability to fight off countless Hollows unarmed. He is skilled to the point of having Hakuda as his secondary fighting type. Due to being a Kidō-user with a staff-type Zanpakutō, he has had to learn a good bit of hakuda in order to keep up with physical fighters without using Kidō.
Enhanced Strength: He is also shown to have great physical strength, made apparent by his ability to smash a Hollow's head to pieces with a single, open-palmed thrust. Tessai can completely crush the mask of even powerful Hollow's with a single strike, and can punch straight through hardened concrete. As he is not only a very old Shinigami, but is also an extremely powerful one (being on par with Kisuke Urahara and Yoruichi Shihoin), he possesses an immense level of Physical Strength, far above that of average Shinigami/Arrancar/etc.
Immense Spiritual Power: As a former Kidō Corps Captain, Tessai boasts a great amount of spiritual energy. His spiritual energy is shown great enough to use multiple extremely high-level Kidō without tiring. Being a part of the Kisuke-Yoruichi-Tessai trio is evidence of his Spiritual strength, as these 3 are one of, if not the strongest trio in Soul Society to date. Tessai has enough spiritual power to easily provide for even the strongest of Kidō spells, such as Bakudo 99: Kin and Bakudo 99: Bankin without showing even slight exhaustion.
Shikai/Bankai: Remain Unknown
__________________________________________________________________________ B A C K G R O U N D History/Background:
Before he became a captain in his own right, Tessai grew up at the Shihōin Mansion in the Seireitei of Soul Society, with his childhood friends Yoruichi Shihōin and Kisuke Urahara. At some point in time, he became the Captain of the Kidō Corps in Soul Society and was rarely seen in public. Tessai is at least 200 years old, as he informed Rukia Kuchiki that is the length of time since he last heard the word "Quincy", which he says "brings back memories".
Approximately 101 years ago, Tessai and his lieutenant Hachigen Ushōda were called to the emergency meeting being held by Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto in order to be a part of the investigation team, looking into the disappearance of 9th Division captain Kensei Muguruma and his squad. Upon their arrival, Captain Ukitake makes note of the fact that he hasn't seen Tessai in some time and Captain Shunsui Kyōraku states that it's an honor to be in his presence. Tessai is then told by Yamamoto to go to the investigation site, but Shunsui questions the Captain-Commander on whether it was a bad idea to send both the Kidō Corp's captain and lieutenant when they had no idea of what awaited them. Yamamoto asks him what he would suggest to which Shunsui replies that it would be best to send his lieutenant Lisa Yadōmaru, as she could use the experience from the situation. Yamamoto agrees to the substitution and Shunsui asks Tessai if he is fine with stepping down from the mission. Tessai tells him that he doesn't mind and that he will accept the offer and take a break.
Later that night, Tessai confronted Urahara as the latter sneaked out of Seireitei to make an investigation of his own. Tessai complimented Urahara on the unique aspect of his cloak (which hid his spiritual energy), while the latter was taken back by the sudden appearance of the Kidō Captain. In Tessai's presence, Urahara asked if he was there to stop him. Tessai noted that he saw the look on his face earlier and knew what he would do. He also reassured a stunned Urahara by telling him that he would be accompanying him to pursue the investigation team as he couldn't let him go alone, sensing something bad was going to happen that night.
Later that night, Urahara and Tessai made their timely arrival to stop then 5th Division lieutenant Sōsuke Aizen from dispatching his captain. Urahara and Aizen got into a short discussion about what has transpired at the site when Aizen and his subordinates began to walk away from the area. Tessai then yelled for Urahara to move as he cast Hadō #88 Hiryugekizokushintenraiho to try to stop Aizen. Aizen countered the spell by using Bakudō #81 Danku, Tessai is surprised that a lieutenant could block his Kidō with a spell of that level without incantation. He apologized to Urahara for letting them escape.
Upon seeing the advanced state of the investigation team's injuries, Tessai told Urahara they can worry about Aizen and his subordinates later, and that right now they have to help Shinji and the others. Urahara told him that they can't treat them on site with their level of advanced state. Tessai figured that Urahara of all people must know how to deal with it as he appears to know about the phenomena of "Hollowfication", since Tessai himself had never heard of it. Urahara confirmed that he does but is unsure as to if it will work.
Tessai told him that he will take the eight injured investigation squad members back to the 12th Division quarters just as they are, as he is sure Urahara can save them with the equipment there. Urahara then questioned how he would accomplish such a thing, to which Tessai answers by using Jikanteishi and Kūkanten'i. Tessai explains that they are both forbidden techniques, so he asks that Urahara close his eyes and cover his ears. Upon their arrival at the 12th Division headquarters, Urahara explained to him what Hollowfication is and how he came to know the term. Tessai was then shown the Hōgyoku by Urahara, as the latter elaborated that this creation of his could possibly save Shinji and the other victims.
However, it ended up as a failed process, not having the desired effect Urahara expected. The next day, Urahara and Tessai were arrested under the orders of the Central 46. It immediately became evident that they had been set up by Aizen, but were given no rights to defend themselves and prove their innocence. As a result, they were quickly sentenced with Urahara being sentenced to become human and to be exiled to the human world for "committing crimes against researching and invoking forbidden phenomenon" and "deceiving and inflicting grievous injury to fellow Shinigami." Tessai was sentenced to life imprisonment in a Level 3 detention area for "using forbidden Kidō techniques". Before any of their sentences could be executed, however, both were rescued by 2nd Division captain Yoruichi Shihōin, who brought them to a secret underground area.
In the secluded area, she berated them on how mad she was for not letting her in on their plan and went on to explain that she had brought the eight Hollowfied Shinigami, along with the prototype for the new Gigai that Urahara was working on. With that epiphany, Urahara resolved to make ten Reiatsu-blocking Gigai to aid him, Tessai, and the eight victims escape to the real world, where they would find a way to undo the Hollowfication process.Agent of the Shinigami Arc
After his exile, Tessai's life becomes a humble employee of the Urahara Shop. He is often seen helping Urahara with various manual tasks around the shop, one of which is keeping Jinta in line. When Ururu Tsumugiya mistakenly gives Kon to Rukia Kuchiki in place of the Soul Candy she ordered from the shop, Tessai decides not to blame Ururu for her error, saying that the contents could be trouble and asks Kisuke what they should do.
Tessai accompanies Kisuke, Ururu and Jinta in a bid to recover the mod-soul before it causes any trouble. Tessai and the others find Kon and Urahara removes the mod-soul from Ichigo's body. During Don Kanonji's first trip to Karakura Town, Tessai accompanies Urahara, Ururu and Jinta to the abandoned hospital where he is filming his TV show. When Kisuke transforms Ichigo into his Shinigami, Tessai carries Ichigo's body as the group escape from the authorities.
When Rukia questions Urahara about the Quincy, Tessai comments that he has not heard anything about them for roughly two hundred years. During Uryū Ishida's challenge against Ichigo Kurosaki to prove the Quincy superiority against the Shinigami, Tessai informs Urahara that several cracks in the sky are merging and that preparations have been completed. He joins Kisuke and his fellow employees in fighting off countless Hollows with his bare hands, allowing Ichigo and Uryū to battle a Menos Grande. When Ichigo defeats the Menos, Tessai tells Jinta and Ururu that Urahara has found the right person. When Jinta says that Ichigo won without even trying and asks if he is really that strong, Tessai says that he answers that he is, and that he will learn to control his power sooner or later. Urahara then asks Tessai to repair the crack in the sky. Tessai removes some equipment from the bag he has been carrying and tells Kisuke that it is not a problem.
When a cat arrives at Urahara's shop, Tessai tells Jinta that its name is Yoruichi, and it is Kisuke's only relative. Later when Ichigo nearly dies from injuries from Byakuya Kuchiki, Tessai lies on top of Ichigo after he has been healed. When he regains consciousness, Tessai calls Urahara, who promises to train Ichigo and make him strong enough to attempt to rescue Rukia. Once Ichigo has fully recovered, he returns to Urahara's shop and is brought to an underground area beneath it. As Urahara talks about the training ground, Ichigo tells Tessai that Kisuke has a habit of ignoring his customers and ranting. While Ichigo is fighting Ururu, he is knocked into the ground by her, prompting Tessai to ask if he is dead. Urahara replies that it is a good question, but he eventually emerges from the smoke. When Ururu kicks Ichigo into a large rock, Tessai catches Ichigo, cushioning his impact with the rock.
Tessai then severs Ichigo's Chain of Fate, and pins him to the ground, which disappears from underneath them. They plummet into a large shaft, at the bottom of which is a special gas that will speed up Ichigo's Encroachment, to force Ichigo to become a Shinigami quickly, or else face becoming a Hollow. Tessai uses a high-level Bakudō to prevent Ichigo from using his arms to scale the sides of the shaft. After three days in the shaft, Ichigo begins to transform into a Hollow. When the Bakudō restraining Ichigo begins to break, Tessai uses a more advanced version of it, which Jinta comments will kill Ichigo. Tessai responds that he must restrain him before he completes the transformation into a Hollow. Before the final part of the spell strikes him, Ichigo escapes in a large explosion resulting from the awakening of his Shinigami and Hollow powers. Tessai later emerges from the Shattered Shaft uninjured, with just his glasses cracked, causing Jinta to call him a monster. Along with Jinta and Ururu, he watches as Ichigo and Urahara fight in the third and final lesson, ensuring the safety of the two when the fighting gets too close to them. When Ichigo releases his Shikai, Tessai stares in silence at the unusual shape of it.Soul Society Arc
When Ichigo, Orihime, Uryū and Yasutora Sado arrive in Urahara's underground training area, Tessai is touched by Orihime's comments about the hidden area. Together with Urahara, Tessai activates a Senkaimon to allow the group and Yoruichi to travel to Soul Society. After Rukia is rescued, Ichigo and company return to the Human World. As they exit the Dangai Precipice World, they appear in the sky above Karakura Town. When Ururu wraps them up in a ball of fabric, Jinta prepares to strike them with his bat. Tessai, however, appears behind him and calls out "Tessai Death Catch". He grabs the ball, squashing Jinta between it and himself. Tessai sets the group down on a flying rug.
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\"Get down, get down!!"
An odd-looking man with corn rows yelled to a Shinigami standing near him. Before the Shinigami could take cover, he was blasted by a Cero
from an Arrancar standing some 40 to 50 feet away. The entire area had turned into a war zone faster than Tessai, the man with the funky hair, had thought possible. What was supposed to be a search-and-destroy mission, quickly turned into an all-out battle when a large group of Arrancar had stumbled upon the 10 Shinigami. Tessai was doing his best to heal those injured, but they were getting messed up quite quickly. He decided he would have to take action if they were to get out of here alive."Hadō 33: Sokatsui!"
Blue energy formed in Tessai's right hand, and burst form into a wide beam of Reitsu. The blast hit 2 Arrancar, completely disintegrating their bodies. Suddenly, 6 Arrancar not fighting took notice of Tessai's location, and fired multiple Ceros
at him and the injured Shinigami next to him."Bakudo 39: Enkosen!"
Using a defensive spell, a shield of yellow, condensed Reitsu formed in front of him, shielding him from the attacks. What spell could he use that could not only take out his attackers, but also turn the tide of the battle? Aha! He knew just the thing!"Hadō 88: Hiryugekizokushintenraiho!!
A truly gigantic blast of blue electricity came from Tessai's hands and flew towards his opponents. It split into 10 different waves of energy, each one hitting and killing an Arrancar on impact, even the ones that were attacking him. Now there were only 5 left. Though one seemed stronger then the rest. An Espada maybe? Though not one of the stronger ones, for sure. The last 6 surviving Shinigami hid behind Tessai for cover, as the Arrancar converged on them. The Arrancar launched several more Ceros
at them, which Tessai prepared to block."Dont worry! Ive got this! Bakudo 81: Danku!!"
A white, see-through wall formed in front of the group, and blocked every single Cero
, completely protecting the battered Shinigami group. This didnt deter the Arrancar, as they continued to make their way towards the group."Time to finish this. Bakudo 61: Rikujōkōrō!"
5 small beams of yellow light flew out of Tessai's right-hand pointer finger, hitting the mid-section of each of the Arrancar. Now that they couldnt move at all, one last attack would finish this. One last Kidō...."Farewell Arrancar. Hadō 91: Senjū Kōten Taihō!!"
8 spears of pink Reistu formed above Tessai. Then they launched towards the area of the paralyzed Arrancar, turning into a huge explosion, destroying every single remaining Arrancar in its blast zone. The battle was over, and their objective was compelte. Though they had lost 4 firends, they took down close to 25 Arrancar, which was only possible thanks to the Kidō skill and healing powers of Tessai Tsukabishi, former Captain of the Kidō Corps.