Hollow TemplateHer Hollow SelfGeneral InformationName:
CA - Stands for Carousel Avarice. Name used in Gigai is Cara Avari.Appearance Age:
14-17Possible True Age:
CA is a strange creature. Solitary in nature, and horrific in looks, she's often shafted and put to the side. At least, by her sheer looks : many hollows tend to fear her very aura, which is clinical death, to be descriptive. There is a very mechanical way to her, and yet not, considering she is not a Xeno hollow. And yet, she seems very much similar to one : capable of analyzing and going through things at a pace that most would not understand, CA is a genius, even in her hollow forms. She has a sort of darkness about her : CA is solitary and very patient at the same time. She doesn't seek company, but she seems calm and has no aggressive triggers : that is only on the surface, or initially. After all, she is a hollow.
The underlying factor to her existence is hunger : she seems to have lived long enough to manage it. Or so most think : sometimes she shows an immature side, with childish impulses and mechanisms of thoughts : other times she seems to outsmart most adult. All to be said, she is a strange hollow. Seemingly keeping her humanic traits of self-thought, consciousness and awareness, the emotional side of things seems to be gone instead. CA has no feelings that are easily described : the entire process of feeling is just as complicated as touhou on Pandemonium difficulty. Needless to say, unless one is skilled at deciphering them, CA's logic and thought process just seems strange.
One could think she's sarcastic, or some form of misanthropic, due often, to her plain views on the scourge of humanity. Some may say she's a trickster, with the jokes she plays. To be plain about it, CA has this habit of feeling regret : and yet, she holds an anger like no one before her, in an almost scary tone. This is simple : when CA feels pain, she immediately dispenses of it onto someone else. It's almost frightening how manic the hollow becomes when in pain : it seems as if pain is the trigger to any sort of most dangerous activities. Rational to a point, CA is a strong, stubborn person, but quiet. She does apologies, for she understands the concepts of right and wrong, but only does to so someone that has earned it.
Again, this couldn't but only put in stark contrast the fact she is indeed a hollow. A rare thing is that she likes to walk amongst living creatures, possessing a gigai to do her bidding. She does like abandoned things, and things that people hate : she is naturally drawn to negative energy and loves to be around miserable people. No matter how horrific she may seem, CA does have a heart, complex as it is. Which again, is odd for a hollow, but CA is anything but normal. In the end, it depends where her directional path in life goes : seemingly equipped for all situations and rarely phased, CA is the perfect picture of oddity and yet insanity, as the glint can be seen.
The marriage of rationality and insanity couldn't have been more frightening. Even then, CA has a sadist streak : laughing manically as she inflicts pain and damage, and even torturing people out of boredom. However, only on the guilty : the sense of justice that CA feels is oddly strong, even for a hollow. Still, the oddities are part of her, as she seems to be quite crafty and sneaky, able to play on the level of several people, regardless of their skills and intelligence.
The HollowHer GigaiAdjuchas Abilities:
CA has strangely developed abilities that are beyond a hollow's normal reaction scope. Perhaps this is due to some element in her past, of the tonality of her existence : none can say.
-- Possession --
CA can possess things, namely death bodies. It seems she's quite taken to humanoid bodies : this ability allows her to function a bit like a modsoul, taking control of a gigai if needed. Even more strange is the fact that CA keeps all of her abilities, regardless if she's in a form or not. Which makes it strange to most. In fact, taking a form does almost nothing for CA, except dim her hollow aura and allowing her a physical form. One can always tell when CA has taken possession of a body : there is a red ring that appears in the pupil of the possessed thing's eye, almost like an eerie look. It's the significance that CA has taken hold, and that her very essence now inhabit this form.
-- Infection --
CA is strange in many ways : one of these is her infection ability. It is called such because of the fact that it is slow spreading : this is an ability that is not instant, and takes TIME to be called into action. There are some active abilities, but yet it seems these are weaker, compared to the overall effects of infection. To be clear, Infection not only affects physical bodies, but spiritual ones : even those with natural immunities would be hard pressed to override Infection, due to her own Corruption energies, which is explained under Corruption. Infection can be enhanced by channeling any pain she receives into the ability. There are always two levels : passive and active. Passive is natural and requires no energy to be spent, active is forceful activation. All abilities on the previous stage follow through to the next one.
Stage One : Turns 1-5
This is the first stage.
Passive :: CA seems odd, almost malignant. Her aura feels like Malignant energy, the anti-energy. However, it is not Malignant energy for she would not have a signature : instead, she takes on the characteristics of danger, darkness and evil. It is the feeling that this aura gives that first warns people. Infection at this stage, is simply the aura : it slowly starts to infect the area, converting natural energy sources into corrupted energy, thus making it harder for energy dependent beings to work without converting the energy first. This aura spans about 40 feet around CA in a shape, covering the sky and underground as well, she being the center.
Active :: Once per post, CA can activate, causing the aura to flare and allow her to analyze what is in the area, like a sonar. This allows CA to identify objects that may be in the way, and find hidden things. It is visible as a wave of sickish red. Whatever is in it's path is reflected back, and analyzed : exposure to this wave may cause sudden nausea and dizziness. Those that have a body resistance are less effect then those that aren't.
Stage Two : Turns 6-10
This is the second stage.
Passive :: CA's aura seems to add another 10 feet to itself : at this point, it begins to feel oppressive. The area seems to become sicker and weaker, as nearly all sources of energy are now corrupted and producing corrupted energy. It now starts to assault inanimate objects, such as rocks and buildings, making them holders of corrupt energy, as they begin to absorb and hold the corrupted energies around them. CA is now able to use the corrupted energy, since it has become decadent enough for her Corruption powers.
Active :: CA can now slight bend reality, on a environmental level. She is able to control clones of the bug on her lock, by spawning them everywhere. These bugs are offensive in nature, and eat up energy : however they focus on beings. She can spawn around 30-40 of them per post, however, never will they be more then 60 at once. These bugs listen to her thoughts, and have sharp claw like legs for attacks. When she is controlling the bugs, her own attacks are increased, due to her actively using infection, thus her own attacks are twinged with the ability. When infused with pain, CA can make infection waves with her attacks, waves formed from the corrupt energy that will infect what it touches.
Stage Three : Turns 11-15
This is the third stage.
Passive : CA's aura grows even stronger, now attacking minor living things, such as plants and present animals that are no larger then a St.Bernard. The aura remains at right distance, but now a crying instinct seems to warn things to stay away, as if the area becomes critical level. All sources of energy have been corrupted, now producing only corrupt energy that CA can use. Consumption of this energy infects the consumer as well at this point, slowly turning their own energies into corrupted energies, thus in essence sealing off the consumer's power. CA can now use all her Corruption skills without restraint.
Active : CA's limit on the bugs go from 60 to 120, thus making them more efficient. She also begins to form wings, in order to add aerial attacks to her arsenal. The Infections waves now become more deadly.
Final Stage : Turns 15+
This is the last stage.
Passive: CA's aura now assaults all things within an area : thus allowing CA to use Reality Bend. With this, the area becomes under CA's full control, allowing her to use the environment as she wishes, even to the point of making it look normal. This is the most dangerous stage, for it is as this point that infection becomes the most potent.
Once infected, the living thing's cells begin to produce corrupt energy rather then pure energy : thus, it goes through the body like a virus. There is a chance of death and permanent infection, thus inflicting the target for the remainder of their lives. [agreed on ooc only.] Also, Infection now permits damage the longer one is in the area. For now CA combines her natural Hollow acidity to the Infection area, thus causing a slow damage rate. The longer one, other then CA, is in the area, the more damage they take. CA can choose to make certain persons immune for amounts of time.
-- Corruption Energy --
Corruption Energy is a source unique to CA. Her energy is corrupted at the core, hence the weird disfigurements during her possessions. Corruption energy is unique in the fact that it is a sort of prelude to Malignant energy : in essence Corruption energy is a step above Malignant, the anti-energy. Corruption takes energy and changes it into itself. After a while, Corruption energy erodes and becomes Malignant energy : this essentially makes her immune to energy in general. Pure energy based attacks are ineffective against CA : her corruption energy eats it up before it even hits her. Malignant energy just harmlessly phases by her due to the fact that her Corruption energy is not edible, being a single step away from transforming into Malignant itself. In fact, CA can bolster already existing Malignant energy if desired.
Corruption energy is malleable just like any other form of energy, and thus composes most of CA's attacks. Notably, it also allows her to copy the base of energy : simply said, she could copy attacks via their composition, since this energy is that flexible. For example, if she witness a cero, she could break down how the cero is done, and reproduce it with her Corruption Energy.
This energy is a hard energy to survive, for it seems to ignore any sort of defense : this is made by it's nature of melding into already existing energy and cells, and then turning them into itself. The most efficient way to combat Corruption energy is to be able to control one's own energy : shutting off the corrupted part and allowing the corruption to die off before restoring the energy to normal. As such, the absence of energy essential defeats the Corruption energy.
Corruption energy also makes CA heal much faster then anything else should : in fact, it allows her to heal 100% faster then any of her tier, making her almost impossible to kill. This is because corruption energy converts normal energy, and thus winds itself into her body, thus tying her existence closer together. This keeps her tightly linked, and allows her feats such as reforming her arm or head. However, should one present lack of energy around CA, this would nullify her healing effect. This healing affect compounds with her natural hollow healing.
-- Monster Show --
CA's natural appearance is all a weapon : the metal like parts are actual able to be sharpened and use in attacks. Her natural appearance can also be transformable : when in her physical body, she can transform her limbs to match her original form, thus allowing her to remain a relatively humanoid body and yet attack all at the same time. Some may find this more then horrifying.
-- Sensitivity --
Strangely, CA is MORE sensitive to pain then the average person : however, this sensitivity is limited to pinching and slashing pain. These pains are much more painful to her sensitive body then any other, whilst blunt and piercing wounds are normally painful. Actually, piercing is a bit more sensitive, as it seems CA has a light resistance to blunt oriented pain.
[Taken from Hollow Race Spec thread]
Soul-Body Separation: Two middle class Hollow, Shrieker and Acidwire, have been shown using this ability, though presumably all Hollows have the ability. This technique allows a Hollow to forcibly extract a living spirit from his/her body. It is usually not used because Hollows tend to go after Pluses, who have no physical or living body to speak of. Acidwire used this on his younger sister, Orihime, so she could see and converse with him. Shrieker used it for more sinister means, causing the young boy Yūichi Shibata to be trapped within the body of a parakeet for three months while the Hollow chases him. The soul is still attached by the Chain of Fate and can be saved, but if it is broken (in Yūichi's case) then the soul can prevent the Encroachment so long as he/she is placed inside a soulless body or animal. It seems as though Shinigami have reverse engineered this ability, as shown with the Skull Symbol. It may or may not be possible that this ability could also extract a Shinigami from their Gigai, but this would obviously prove harmful to a Hollow.
Acidic Touch: Many Hollows, like Shrieker and Acidwire, have displayed this ability, although Rukia implies that all Hollows possess this power. When a Hollow grabs a Human with their hands, the spot where the person was grabbed is shown to get burned as if acid were poured onto it. This was shown when Orihime was grabbed in the leg, and on the wound on Chad's back. These wounds seem to allow the Hollow's reiatsu to seep into the person, causing great pain to the victim. The wounds can heal if given enough time though, and it is unknown if this ability works on Shinigami or other spiritually powerful beings.
Cero is a highly powerful and relatively swift energy blast that can be fired from various body parts, such as mouth, tongue, hand or fingers. Only Menos, Arrancar, and Vizard have so far been shown to use Cero attacks, and it appears that stronger entities can use it more efficiently and forcefully. Cero also requires some time to be used effectively, so the enemy must be either not moving or busy with something else, or too badly wounded to even simply dodge it, with the exception of a few Cero techniques and users. Additionally, there exists quite a number of variations of Cero, which are usually unique to the Arrancar using it.
Garganta (黒腔 (ガルガンタ), garuganta; Spanish for "Throat", Japanese for "Black Cavity") is how Hollows and Arrancar move to and from Hueco Mundo. Kaname Tōsen, Kisuke Urahara and recently Mayuri Kurotsuchi have also demonstrated the ability to use the technique. It literally tears open the dimensional fabric separating the worlds, revealing a tunnel of whirling, torrential energy that must be focused and solidified to create a discernible pathway.
Negación (反膜 (ネガシオン), negashion; Spanish for "Negation", Japanese for "Counter-Membrane") fields are used to rescue fellow Hollows. Only the Gillian-class Menos have shown the ability to use it. Espada have a special cube-shaped device called Caja Negación (反膜の匪 (カハ・ネガシオン), kaha negashion; Spanish for "Negation Box", Japanese for "Anti-Membrane of Negation") (Caja de Negación in the English dub) meant to simulate Negación fields, which are used to trap and punish their subordinates if necessary.
High-Speed Regeneration is the ability that allows a Hollow to heal most injuries very quickly, with the exception of the destruction of the head or vital organs. Only Menos-class Hollows have demonstrated this ability. Ulquiorra states that most Arrancar gave up Regeneration for far greater strength.
Hollow Shot is a blast that some Hollows have been seen using, it appears to be comprised of reishi.
CA was born at one point. Nothing about the time she was alive seems to come to her mind : it was as if that life was erased. All she knew was that she was valued as a genius, even against some form of prejudice. Did it matter? She no longer cared, nor did she care for her age. It's said that she's seen many things : CA neither confirms or denies this. She knows for sure she was around 400 years ago : however, further then that, she no longer remembers. The hollow lived her life in a manner that may surprise few : consuming less humans but more hollows, it seemed she balanced out the amount of power. Sometimes she caught straggling beings : to her it did not matter, it was food. She devoured all without prejudice. Exactly when she gained this awareness present now is also unknown : but her memory, perfect recall, reaches to around 350 years ago. Some may think her history is tragic, but she remembers nothing,
She just exists, and that is purpose enough.Role Play Sample: