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|Subject Post 1Subject: Stefan Soan's New Abilities Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:29 pm|| |
- Name Of Character: Stefan Soan
- Link To Character Profile: http://www.platinumhearts.net/t3642-stefan-soan-approved-0-2
- Reasons For Upgrading: Abilities I have been working on for a while, just now getting to them. Also, he has been in major fights (one of his bigger fights came in third in thread of the year), was promoted to the Monsuta leader, etc. I'd say he's ready for this, especially considering what he's shown himself capable of (See: Green Event, Moonless Void (Stefan vs Moonie), and Aegyptian Battle (Stefan vs James)).
What Are You Upgrading:
Void Smoke: This is Stefan's primary use of his ability to manifest the Void for combat. Though it can, of course, be used on other objects and even people, Stefan will usually just manifest it on his body, or even turn his body into it. This ability consists of Stefan manifesting the void into it's true 'essence', essentially it being the absolute and true power of the Void dimension, granting Stefan maximum power from his Zanpakutō and own powers. In appearance, this void essence a strange form of smoke, solid yet not solid, liquid yet not liquid. When on Stefan's body, or any object for that matter, it will appear to be a strange, pitch black (it is absolute darkness, it simply cannot be any darker) liquid that doesn't seem to drip or splash around. It also gives off an extremely dark smoke-like substance that is much thicker and less 'cloud-like' than normal smoke, instead going up in faint whisps. It could be said this material seems almost sludge-like, thicker than water but not yet a solid. Strangely, the smoke appears to have it's own gravitational pull, which is stronger than Earths meaning objects and people will be pulled towards it more than the planet.
This so-called 'Void Smoke' has a variety of possible uses, making it a rather helpful ability for Stefan to have at his disposal. Because of what the void smoke is actually made up of, and the innate nature of 'nothingness' Stefan possesses a distinct advantage against other elemental users. This is because the Void acts as as a perfect vacuum allowing absolutely nothing to escape, destroying everything that enters it. However, Stefan cannot concentrate that supreme destruction into his Void Smoke, only a diluted form. Instead of acting as a perfect vacuum, the smoke acts as a simpler vacuum. When the smoke comes into contact with oxygen, it sucks it into the Void and gets rid of it completely (outer space is a vacuum without oxygen). This means Stefan can breathe underwater indefinitely, allowing him to stay underneath the surface of water as long as any fish possibly could. This also means when the smoke comes into contact with elements, that use/require oxygen, it is able to significantly weaken them. For example, if the smoke clashed with fire, the fire would be weakened by quite a bit due to the oxygen being used to sustain it being taken away, so it wouldn't be able to keep going. However, the one element that is truly at a disadvantage against Stefan's Void Smoke is air itself. Air and wind users tend to lose quite a bit of their fighting power when attempting to battle Stefan. Despite these strengths, Stefan's smoke is still susceptible to other types of elemental fighters, such as earth users, granted this can be counterbalanced by the smoke's ability to simply consume physical objects.
The positive and useful abilities associated with the Void Smoke does not end there, however. Stefan can spread his Void Smoke across a large distance on the ground, such as a village, and then do something rather interesting. After spreading it across a suitable distance, at Stefan's command all physical objects covered by the smoke will be broken down vigorously and swiftly, on an extremely high level. Stefan can tear down entire buildings with his smoke, and even people (granted this only applies to regular people or those who are very weak), though the humans aren't broken down like the other objects because instead of being covered by it, humans 'sink' into it. While he doesn't necessarily have to do this afterwards, Stefan can then retract all of his Void Smoke into his body, and then expel and release all of that which he broke down, meaning depending on how much he destroyed in the first place this stage may be strong or weak. Massive chunks of rock, stone, steel, etc, all flying out of his body at high speeds can be rather dangerous indeed. A major part of this specific ability of Void Smoke is the fact that anything that comes into contact with it will be crushed. This doesn't mean anything and everything can be destroyed, it means a monstrous amount of pressure is placed on, for instance, a person's body to the point of being able to crush foes that aren't that durable. This applies to physical and metaphysical constructs as well.
The primary weakness to Void Smoke is that because it is constantly being controlled by Stefan, even after releasing it, it tends to require quite a bit more energy to use than normal elements, such as fire or water. This means it is more difficult to sustain than other elements normally would be. Also, despite having a few uses, Stefan's void isn't as 'dangerous' in a sense as normal elements since instead of having things like heat or cold to make it innately dangerous, Stefan's Void works through it's special effects instead. It is also much less precise than other elements could be used as when Stefan's smoke is off his body, it tends to spread out quite a bit. However, these are balanced out due to the massive increases in power when Stefan uses his Shikai, Bankai, and Ressureccion forms.
Void Manipulation: When Stefan first began his training as a Shinigami, he never could have possibly known just exactly where his powers were going to head. His future powers were made even less likely by the fact that his Zanpakutō, for some reason, developed not only different powers but also different forms and appearances. These powers were used against Colin Washi in their first fight, and while they did prove to be effective, Stefan didn't really become dangerous until his Zanpakutō 'changed' suddenly. This happened quite some time ago, and consisted of Stefan entering his Zanpakutō's Inner World where he ended up 'killing' his Zanpakutō spirit, causing it to metamorphose into it's current form. This also, however, created an endless 'perfect vacuum' Void within Stefan's body. This granted him the absolutely incredible ability to completely manipulate said void, which has quite a few interesting possibilities. However, until recently, Stefan's powers didn't really utilize the void as much as possible, though this has been rectified as Stefan's Zanpakutō has been evolving at a rather rapid pace.
Before some of the recent transformations of his Zanpakutō, at most Stefan could do was have his body enter the void dimension in order yo become intangible and phase through things, as well as draw on a hidden pocket within the Void that allowed him to bring swords into the outside dimension to aid in his swordsmanship. However, with the development of Raitongiri, which is the ability to manifest energy from the Void and form feau-lightning, as well as being able to turn his body into a mass of so-called 'Void Ravens', Stefan's skill of manipulating this dimension has increased exponentially. With his overall power increasing, as well as his physical attributes and skill with energy control, Stefan has essentially perfected the very essence of his inner Void. A result of perfecting this power is being able to perfectly manifest the Void and it's energies within the other dimensions, Raitongiri being one of the lower-level techniques associated with such a skill. Raiton Sword is a true testament to Stefan's extraordinary skill in manipulating the Void for his known purposes, that technique being powerful enough to allow Stefan to defeat powerful opponents without even releasing his power.
Kami no Suraisu: First used on Moonie Iramasha, this technique is an extremely powerful attack, thus giving it's name legitimacy (the technique is called the God Slaying technique, which is the English translation). As a matter of fact, this technique, when used by Stefan at a lower strength than he currently is, was able to cleanly slice off one of Moonie's arms even though he was in his Purity form, aka his most powerful state of being. Now that Stefan is even stronger, this technique is even stronger as well. First off, Stefan raises his Zanjpakuto in katana form above his head, wielding it with both hands kendo-style. At the same time, Stefan opens a dimensional tear along the entire edge of his Zanpakutō's blade. Also, he uses Cutting Space on the very edge of the weapon instead of the entire weapon, which will be explained momentarily. Stefan puts every single bit of physical power he can muster into the swing of this technique to cause as much possible damage as possible. Then he swings. When Stefan pulls the weapon down, because cutting space is applied and he's using so much power, the sky itself splits open from the swing, an absolutely massive rift would be opened up in the direction of the swing. The effects of this attack are rather devastating. The cutting space allows Stefan to slice straight through even the hardest of defenses, while the fact that it doesnt cover the entire sword means he can still cause heavy bleeding from the slice. At the same time, the dimensional rift on Stefan's Zanpakutō will absorb excess energy from not only the surroundings, but the victim as well seeing as how it actually cuts through their body. Due to multiple abilities being used at the same time, this technique requires quite a bit of energy to use. Also, this technique can only be used while Stefan is in Bankai.
Raiton Sword: This is another, perhaps much more advanced, version of Stefan's Raitongiri technique. Instead of being a mass of powerful energy used for simple destruction, which is what Raitongiri essentially is, Raiton Sword is a more concentrated, precise version of the technique. While Raiton Strike involves forming energy into a sphere, or even imbuing Stefan's Zanpakutō with the energy, this technique actually involves forming a visible blade with the energy instead. This technique completely eliminates the possibility of Stefan doing damage to his Zanpakutō because it becomes its own sword and thus can attack on it's own. Stefan forms the sword as he does his Raiton Strike, except this time he concentrates it and molds it into the shape of an absolutrly pitch black blade with one end being cylindrical so as to not cut his hand as he wields it. By condensing all of the energy into this single shape, Stefan is able to make this technique extraordinarily powerful. It also possesses the same electrical traits as the normal Raitongiri technique as well, giving it an extreme level of power.
The main use of this technique is simply cutting. Yes, cutting. It is said it possesses a higher level of cutting than even Stefan's own Bankai-level Zanpakutō, making it very dangerous indeed. The fact that it is Void Electricity (electricity possessing the same level of power as normal lightning, best can only be manipulated by Stefan) simply serves to make it even more dangerous. While it does possess massive cutting power, Stefan tends to lie about it's true power in combat, only pointing out how 'sharp' it is. It's true power is it's ability to stretch and be manipulated. The blade of the Raiton Sword can stretch up to about ninety meters, about the length of a single football field. The sword maintains it's power as it stretches, not having to lose cutting strength for length. In terms of manipulated, once this blade stabs into an object, Stefan can extend up to five four meter-long blades from the area of the blade currently inside the person or object, being able to eviscerate opponents from the inside. This makes this technique very deadly indeed. However, because it is so powerful it also happens to sap quite a bit of energy from Stefan, as well as requiring quite a bit of focus and concentration from him, making it difficult to manipulate his other Void powers at the same time.
Raiton Senbon: Just like Raiton Sword, this is another form and separate technique based off of the original Raiton Strike technique. Stefan developed this technique to make up for his Raitongiri's lack of range, having to use both of his original techniques in melee combat. Instead, this particular technique utilizes long range to deal mass damage against opponents, especially when there are more than one of them. Raiton Senbon also specializes in vast speed, the individual senbon being able to move at quite incredible rates of speed, usually being fast enough to catch and impale even some of Stefan's faster opponents. This technique operates firstly by Stefan concentrating a rather large amount of his void energy into his fist, nearly if not as much as Raiton Strike, and then charging it for half a second. After he is satisfied with the amount of energy stored within his fist, he would move his arm horizontally and open his fist at the same time, which also released the pent up energy within his palm. As his hand moves horizontally, hundreds if not well over a thousand of four foot long senbon made of pure void energy are launched in the direction of his hand. These senbon possess a very high stabbing power, which is thanks to their shape (senbon are shaped like metal needles with a very sharp point on either end), and can thus completely eviscerate an opponent if they aren't careful. After the senbon are done stabbing into and through various objects and people, Stefan can cause them all to explode into massive infernos of energy, thus making them akin to bombs. The more needles used, the more energy sapped from Stefan but this technique usually requires as much energy as Raiton Strike.
Raiton Royal Armor: This is yet another offshoot technique of Stefan's original Raiton Strike technique, though instead of being similar to Raiton Sword it is much more akin to his Raiton Imbue. While very similar to Imbue, there are some differences. First off, Imbue is used primarily for offensive purposes while Raiton Royal Armor, foreshadowed by it's name, is used primarily for defensive purposes with it's offensive use being more of a side perk. Also, while Imbue only adds in the void electricity to a weapon or weapons, Royal Armor effects Stefan's entire body. For Stefan's other Raiton techniques he concentrates and condenses energy into one of his hands (same for Imbue, except the energy is transferred to his weapon afterwards), but instead Stefan rapidly creates and condenses, rinse and repeat, void energy within his body, and then promptly brings said energy to the surface of his body. In appearance, this usually causes his entire body to be covered by pitch black electric energy that constantly streaks across his limbs. The main purpose of this technique is make it extremely dangerous to come into contact with Stefan's body, of really anywhere near it. Weapons that aren't Zanpakutō or similar to them can be fractured and shattered simply by coming into range of the Royal Armor. If a person's body came this close, they are liable to have their skin burned offed and ripped from their body causing immense pain and high damage. This applies to long range attacks as well. Physical attacks that aren't devastating in powerful will usually be ripped to shreds right before they hit him, while metaphysical attacks can be weakened severely before even reaching him. This can also enhance his potential power while in a close combat, hand to hand battle making him exceptionally dangerous even without his Zanpakutō. It also increases Stefan's overall speed a bit. The primary downside to this technique is that out of all of his Raiton techniques, Royal Armor easily requires the most energy to maintain because it is less concentrated and larger in size due to covering his entire body. Stefan also runs the risk of injuring himself while using this technique, making it a double-edged sword type technique. With both of these downsides in mind, it means Raiton Royal Armor cannot be used for very long at all and is thus better used in short bursts or only when Stefan isn't wielding a weapon.
Resistances: Like all brothers in the Soan family, Stefan possesses a resistance to elements. Though not for the same reason as the others, all Soan's seem to naturally possess some form of resistance and protection from elements, though this could simply be an interesting coincidence. Stefan's resistance doesn't just cover elements, it seems to cover all natural forces, though it is not absolute protection and does not provide impenetrable defense. Instead, due to essentially bring the very epitome of 'Nothingness', Stefan has a high, but not absolute or anywhere near it, resistance from the basic elements such as fire, temperature on either direction of the scale, even gravitational forces. Again, this only covers a good portion of those basic elements, and does not protect against very high levels of them. Also, while some people have an 'Absolute' existence, Stefan has a 'Nothingness' existence, which seams to prevent reality-warping of any kind from dealing tremendous damage to him, though this really only functions as a way to keep his body and weapons from being altered on a reality-level by opponents. This could primarily be seen as something Stefan has built up over time, having fought elemental users such as James Mizumuzi and Moonie Iramasha in the past and as such has a good reason to have such a resistance.
From 0-2 to 0-2+.
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