- Appearance Age:
Shinigami, Kira Family (adopted into the family)
- Appearance Description:
- Eye Color:
- Hair Color:
Dark blue, Medium Blue, and white
- Skin Color:
Kotan Ruki is a small stature guy, with relatively good complexion, he takes careful care of His appearance, working out often his build is like that of a distance runner, with whipcord muscles and a tight lean build. He has a small number of scars along his back and his chest, though they rarely are ever seen because he keeps them covered by well-manicured clothing.
Around his left shoulder is a white sash, pinned with a gold hair pin, he never leaves his home without it. What it is is the tattered remains of his mothers and and fathers uniforms, the only peice of them the rest of the guar could find. The hairpin was one that his mother regularly used, but had not been wearing that day.
He is usually dressed in a blue uniform with a white jacket that carries some marking, which include room for whichever division he will end up in, but also carries the symbol of his adopted family, the Kira family. He takes incredible care of that jacket, making sure that damage is immediately repaired, and that it is always cleaned, as he is one of only two members remaining in the noble family.
- Appearance Picture:
Raised by a family of bodyguards and protectors, specifically to the last member of the Kira family, Kotan has a personal code of honor that is reminiscent of old world knights. He is also respectful to a fault, and unwilling to treat anyone with disrespect (at least anyone that conducts themselves with at least some civility). If he has found that he has breached his honor, he will actually whip himself over the shoulders across the back to repent for his actions.
It was his parents who were the biggest influence on his life, the memory of their life, and their death. They died with great honor, and the way they held themselves in their job has influenced him in the way he took to the Academy, the same kind of consideration and loyalty to his fellow Shinigami, and the rest of the Gotei 13 and the humans that he does and will protect in the future.
That aside however, Kotan is quite friendly and approachable, mostly due to that code of honor. If someone shows him respect he will show them with respect, if they show him disrespect….he will still probably treat them with respect an honor, but will avoid any future contact with the person as much as possible. He enjoys training and challenging himself as much as possible, especially in the way of Kidō and will go out of his way to learn, he believes one never stops learning.
Training in Kidō, Researching new kinds of Kidō Combat, Collecting unique weapons, Cooking, Honor and Respect
Rodents, Unnecessary violence and death, Dishonorable actions
For most of his life Kotan has been raised around the noble families of the Soul
Society, learning their ways from a distance. His parents were one of only a couple of bodyguards that were requested and assigned to protect the only living member of the Kira Family, a lower noble family. He learned his code of honor from his parents, and his affinity for social situations from being around the member of the noble family, who gladly taught him while he grew up playing in his house.
When he was younger an attack on the family member by a massive hollow attack had critically injure the member of the family, but his parents had thrown themselves against the hollows, and ordered Kotan to pull the family member out of danger. The last thing he saw was his mother being cut down by a Cero shot to the head, the bodies of his mother and father never were found, only pieces of their bloodied uniforms which are in a display of honor at the family’s house.
After his parents died for him, and Kotan risked his own life to save his at such a young age, the family member decided to adopt Kotan into the family, essentially doubling the membership in the family, and took him under his wing. Teaching him everything he needed to know to get along well in the Academy, an carrying the Kira name Kotan headed to the academy, where he excelled at Kidō training the most.
He graduated in the top 2% of his class at the academy, and the best in his class
at Kidō and Kidō combat, exiting the academy considered to be a master of Kidō, now Kotan has returned to his family’s home and is taking a little bit of a break learning as much as possible about the various divisions before making a decision on which division to join.
The uniform that he currently wears, instead of the usual uniform that a shinigami wears, was personally designed by his father, who had expected that he would take over their position in the house guard. But Kotan always had something else in mind, but now he wears it and the armpeice to always keep them close to him, and to remember all of their teachings.
- Reiatsu Color:
Ice blue to midnight blue depending on the level of Kidō he is using, the higher the level the darker the color of Kidō
- Zanpakutō Spirit Name:
Meiyo no honō
- Zanpakutō Spirit Appearance:
Meiyo no honō has an appearance that is reminiscent of an old British knight of
the middle ages, his face and full appearance are always hidden by the armor of the knight. He is always carrying a large bladed weapon that looks much like a claymore, and regularly seems to use it in the absence of Kotan. The amor of Meiyo, is a sharp silver full plate armor that is rimmed with gold, and has the coat of arms on its shield that seems to match with the symbol of the Kira family.
- Inner World:
The inner world of the Zanpakutō looks much like what Tokyo would possibly look like in the era of the western world’s middle ages, an seems to be filled by a large number of ‘shadow’ people that never seem to notice when Kotan appears amongst them. The spirit of the sword lives in a large house on top of the hill that is at the center of the city. The city goes on for literally miles, and seemed to be a completely filled and active city of the age.
- Sealed Zanpakutō Appearance:
See picture at the start of this section.
- Sealed Zanpakutō Abilities:
Increases Kotans movement speed in combat and outside of combat by a by a factor of three. However this ability has its limits, he can only move at this speed for 1 post per tier level starting at tier 3-3 (Tier 3-3 is 1 post, 3-2 is 2 posts, 3-1 is 3 posts and so on His current ability is to move at this speed for 4 posts(2-3)). Also he is able to track one Reitsu signature that he has met for at a minimum of 3 posts of interaction (only able to track 1, and can be interrupted by various powers, and the person being tracked must be within 10 miles of Kotan). Allows him innate protection from cold weather and freezing situations.
Flame of Honor protect thee
- Shikai Description:
The sword changes from the sleek weapon it is in sealed form, into a large ebony black sword that is 44 inches long an about three inches wide, and its blade is fashioned in a similar folding metal style that they put into the Katana’s blade. The sword is kind of a fusion of the original Katana-like weapon and the Zanpakutō’s spirit’s Claymore blade.
- Shikai Abilities:
- Hell froze over:
When active the blade turns the area surrounding Kotan into a winter battlezone, the temperature in the area becomes 20 degrees bellow zero (celcius) and turns the ground that he is on into a sheet of extra thick and extra slippery ice. However neither the cold nor the ice seems to effect Kotan at all, who can walk on the Ice(in fact when active any ice) without any adverse problems. The area of effect of this is 150 feet in any direction from Kotan(does not move). Inside of this 150 foot radius is a blizzard, creating difficulties for anyone inside of the range(including Kotan), the winds are harsh and fast an also hit with some force when inside the range. The temperatures drop to 20 degrees below zero and when the wind is counted in its an absolutely visous inside.
- Elemental attacks:
all Kidō he uses receives the subtype of Ice/cold. All Kidō that he uses while this Shikai is active that hits opponents with a fire subtype or heat subtype of anykind would take extra damage from his Kidō beyond what they would normally take.
- Ice Tsunami:
A massive wave 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide will sweep across a field and freeze anything in its path. Immobilizing target(s) for 2 posts while they try to chip their way out of their personal block of ice. Someone outside of the wave can free them using 1 post of chipping away at it and nothing else.
- Ice Strike:
Sends a spiked ball of ice like a cannon ball out of Kotan’s hand and at 1 target. If it hits its target or A target, it explodes with a lot of force.
- Ice Armor:
Can be created around Kotan, it can can stop any one attack that strikes it. Only one attack can be stopped by it, and there is a 2 post cool down before it coul be put back up.
- Elemental immunity:
Ice attacks, cold attacks, and attacks of the kind have no effect on him, and normal cold is not felt by Kotan.
- Elemental Weakness:
Fire, and high heat temperature attacks in any fashion hurts him really really badly, even worse then normal.
Increases the strength of Kotan by 2(but this cannot be used at the same time as the innate speed ability that the sword grants him.
- Bankai Description:
This power allows Kotan to create a massive globe around him and a certain area around him and his opponent(s) and is a major upgrade from the power called 'Hell Froze over'. It creates a globe around an area that starts at 350 meters and increases by 50 meters for ever tier that Kotan achieves past 2-3 (so 1-3 would be at 400 meters, 1-2 at 450 meters and so on). This globe is a perfect sphere and extends undergrounds as much as it does above ground, the wall of the globe is a wall of dense Reitsu thats very difficult to break out of but not so much to break into. Inside the Gobe is like trying to operate inside of a hybrid Blizzard and hurricane, freezing temperatures, high winds and heavy snow inside the globe evens the odds in a fight, making movement difficult and a persons core senses confused and hard to trust(this does have an effect on Kotan, but as at this point he is used to combat in these conditions he has found ways of compensating for these effects).
- Bankai Abilities:
-Ice armor: is enhanced and instead of being able to stop just one attack, it remains intact for two rounds and can hand most attacks that one opponent can throw at him, if he is facing down more then one opponent the amount of time this armor can withstand intact is reduced. It has a 3 round cooldown afterwards.
-Ice Hurricane: the heavy wind and snow that is spinning around in the globe is joined by small half-inch diameter Hail stones that is thrown aroun by the wind inside the globe(Kotan is Not immune to damage caused by the hail stones).
- Ice Spirit: Kotans body becomes one with the ice storm an attacks like a spirit from the ice. But is only able to attack with a blade gauntlet as his sword disappears to force him into this form. The gauntlet has 1 inch long blades extending like claws from the tips of each finger but otherwise has no other effect beyond being able to hit all species in all forms. He is not immune to physical attacks in this form but his body is incredibly hard to track(even to Kidō powers) and no longer is effected by other powers that are activated by himself in the globe (like Ice Hurricane the Hail stones will not strike him)
Added Sealed Zanpakutō Abilities:
- The origonal speed boost that Kotan recieved from the Zanpakutō is increased by 2 posts(so at tier 3-3 is 3 post, 3-2 is 4 posts, 3-1 is 5 posts and so on His current ability is to move at this speed for 6 posts(2-3)).
- Also his reitsu potence is increased substantially, allowing him to add 5 Kidō onto the max number of Kidō he able to use. (so at his current level and skill he is able to use up to Kidō Number 65).
- Phantom Tech Abilities:
- Able to stealth himself, hiding himself from sight of people, in all realms, he is not able to use this in combat, but he is able to move around, it’s like the predator stealth system from the movies, where there is a slight shimmering when he moves, but if he remains perfectly still he cannot be distinguished from his surroundings, and because of the fact that its not a reitsu power to use this, his reitsu signature cannot be read off of him while under this stealth.
- Phantom Tech Powers:
- Besides the ability to stealth, he is able to access technology with his mind,
Operating the technology with his mind. The lower the advancement of the technology the longer he has to concentrate on it(postwise), and this power only works on items that only have moving parts or have a power source of some kind. Included in this is a small USB port behind his ear(hidden) that holds a small multi terabyte memory core that he can store information through this power or be plugged into to store information.
_________________________________Kidō:Can use Kidō up to number 60Hadō11. Tsuzuri Raiden
(綴雷電, Bound Lightning) Electric current flows through any object the user touches and is able to lead electricity, damaging any target that is in contact with the object the current runs through31. Shakkahō
(赤火砲, Red Fire Cannon) Fires a ball of red energy at a target.33. Sōkatsui
(蒼火墜, Blue Firefall) Fires a burst of blue spiritual energy at a target in a similar manner to #31, but over a wider area and with more power.Bakudō9. Geki
(撃, Strike) Engulfs the target in red light, completely paralyzing them.9. Hōrin
(崩輪, Disintegrating Circle) Causes an orange hued tendril with spiraling yellow patterns to erupt from the users hand and attempt to trap a target. The Kidō is able to connect with another one of itself if both have captured a target and bind them together.21. Sekienton
(赤煙遁, Red Smoke Flight) Creates a blast upon activation and is used like a ninja's smoke bomb.39. Enkōsen
(円閘扇, Round Lock Fan) Summons a shield of condensed reiatsu to block opponents' attacks.
To Find Out about what these skills are for, please READ THIS THREAD before you try doing anything to it. After you have read it, do not feel your skills out until a staff member has graded your thread. We will also do your will sheet for you upon grading your application.General Skills:
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Adept Racial Skills
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• Pain Endurance:
- Role-play Sample:
The form of Shinji walked through the rain, he was not very tall but he was built stocky, standing in at just five feet nine inches tall, but weighed 172 pounds of well toned and carefully built muscle. Right now he was dressed in a white uniform, a black belt wrapped around his waist, and on his left side sat his somewhat flashy Katana. The katana was black, white an apparently crome in colors.
He was home, home for the first time in almost 8 years, and nothing had changed since he died near here, stabbed to death by a group of unstable street gangs. It was the 80th disctrict in west Rukongai. He shook his head as he continued to walk down the street, remembering any number of store fronts and even identifying some of the stores from his memories.
One or two of the old owners seemed to even appear to be familiar, but he would no longer be recognizable to them, so he just left them be. Eventually he got to a spot of the street and stopped. The store front he was staring at was a two story building across the street, it had been half gutted by fire an was falling down, but it hadn't happened recently, it had been like that for at least 4 or 5 years and nobody had bothered to knock it down or destroy its remains.
He sighed, bad memories flooded back to him as he took one more look, this place was no longer his home. His home, was now amongst the Gotei 13, his trip here had just been one last thing he had to do after he had left the academy, before he left this part of his life behind and moved on. He stood upright and held his head a little higher as he walked back in the direction he came from, he could now leave this place behind without feeling guilty.