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• Name: Jin Hoshigawa
• Titles: The Stray Dog
• Gender: Male
• Appearance Age: Twenty Seven
• Age: Seven hundred and Twenty Seven
• Affiliation/Rank: Seventh Division
• Appearance Description: In most scenarios Jin is garnered in his shinigami uniform, and normally stays in uniform for all occasions. However, in the off chance he is sent to the human world, and he must mingle, he dones something completely different that contrasts well with his physical shell. This starts with. Jin always wearing sunglasses. The color in which he wears always varies with each day. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays he wears a white pair of white glasses, and on the other days, like Tuesday and Thursday, he wears a pair of black sunglasses. Moving to his ears, he has six piercing all together. Three gold ring’s pierced threw each ear. These rings are made out of the finest gold. Coming from his father long ago, Jin wears them in memory of his deeds for the village. As we get farther down on out journey through his clothing, we come across his neck. Wrapped around Jin’s neck are bandages. What he hides beneath the bandages is a secret. No one but the people that lived from that incident long ago would know just what’s under them.
Moving on, we get to the torso of this young man. Jin wears three different garments on his upper half. These three different garments are all made out of different material and all have their own individual purpose on the young man’s body. Starting with the black tank top. This semi-long shirt is made out of the softest cotton, but also made thick enough that it couldn't be worn down by just anything. It would take a brand new, sharpened knife to completely cut through this shirt. It’s purpose is to make the next pieces comfortable for Jin. This tank top can also be used so Jin can fight without something pulling on his body. The two other garments that reside on his torso are what make his outfit different and give people an easier way of pointing him out to others. The first is a long trench coat that reaches down to about his knees. This over-coat is used mainly to house his weapons, hiding them behind the jean like material. The over-coat is locked with a zipper until it hits about the waist. The coat is laced with metal and lockets going all over, these are merely for decoration and hold absolutely no meaning what so ever.
The other garment he wears, that is strictly for decoration. It’s simply a jacket, and this jacket only reaches to about his waist. Whenever he wears it, it’s always zipped to the top. At the top of the jacket, and on the sleeves at the wrist part, is fur. This all white fur makes for the perfect look, and just seems to play perfectly with the young mans own hair. In any case, moving onward, we get to the Jin’s pants. These never change in design, but only in color. His jeans are usually tight around the thighs, but then become loose around the shins and calves. These are pretty plain, black jeans that keep themselves from falling off of his waist, while covering his entire lower half. These jeans also come in white, red, and gray. All colors that seemingly match with the rest of his clothes while also allowing him to hide and stay hidden in certain areas that he’s assigned to.
Lastly, we get to his feet. He wears the normal black sandals, nothing too fancy. Black sandals to match with the rest of his clothes. Finally, we reach the end of our tour through the clothing choices of the mysterious and cunning shinigami that is Jin Hoshigawa.
Back again, and this time we’re going over much more than just his clothes. Oh no, we’re gonna go over just what makes this man look the way he does. Why he weighs the way he weighs, and why he’s so d**n tall. Well, maybe not that into detail, but just listen. Jin stands at an average height of five eleven. He’s not too tall, and he’s not too short. Frankly, he likes his height and wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. Not even world peace. Screw the world. His skin tone, it really changes with the season. During the summer, he can go from being the tannest, most luscious looking man, to the most pale, cold, and scary looking man. While the change can go from extremely tan to extremely pale, it can also go from hardly tan to hardly pale. Like that mix of both. Moving on, we get to Jin’s hair. Clean, short and cut to reach just the top of his neck, where his jaw line starts. His hair is a startling, and beautiful silver color. Seemingly made by the gods with their own hands, Jin can keep his hair spiked, or laid down in a spiked fashion with no worries or troubles what-so-ever. His hair, it also almost feels like silk, always washed with the finest shampoo, Jin makes sure he’s in the most top condition, physically, mentally, and when it comes to hygiene too.
Next, we move to his eyes. Deep, they almost seem hateful. Cold, and yet, they show the most care that anyone has ever seen. Silent, and yet they speak louder than any speaker could. Yes, Jin’s eyes were like this. They were his life, they were his mouth, his feelings, and his emotions. The dark crimson colored hues always stare off into space, reminiscing on the past, they show pain, love, hate, and friendship. They are his history, they are his life. Oh, we’re not done yet with the mans face. His nose is curved until the tip, in which it boxes out and then curves the rest of the way until the top of his lip. Speaking of which, the man has soft, pink colored lips. However, like his skin tone, these also change with the season. When it becomes cold, his lips become a pale pink, while during the heat, spring time and summer, his lips become a dark pink, like they were filled with life after just being drained of it. Now, as we reached the end of Jin’s facial features, there is still one last thing to talk about. His chin, and jaw line. Firm, defined, and straight as can be, there isn’t a jaw line or chin more lovely than this one. Unlike his father, Jin did not get the infamous, and so unappealing butt chin. But rather, he got a curved, smooth chin and curved jaw line. Thankfully, to play well, he doesn’t get any type of facial hair, making the smoothness of his chin and jaw line all the more appealing.
Moving south, we go back over the bandages. Now, what is under these bandages that the young man refuses to show. What hideous deformity is hidden beneath this cloth. Well, nothing he was born with that’s for sure. No, but rather something that he was branded with. It wasn’t by some freaked ritual, and it wasn’t some gang that decided to attack the poor young man. Rather, it was from his past. Underneath lie the scar, and implanted metal from a freak accident when the young man was young. Metal is lodged into the back of his neck, skin over lapping the metal making it literally impossible to remove without endangering his life. Keeping it inside, Jin lives with it every day of his life.
Getting past that, we move to the rest of the regularities. Jin’s shoulders, like the rest of his body is toned and kept in peak condition. His shoulders aren’t the biggest, and strongest, but they’re fit. Like his chest, the toned, small pecks of his man really help with the rest of his body. Some say he should really put some meet on his bones, but what more meat does one need other than the muscle you’re graced with? Jin doesn’t waste anything, and as such he only eats what he needs to get through. To keep himself healthy while saving everything else. His stomach, now this is everything to the young shinigami. He loves his body, in the most heterosexual way he can. Toned abs, the solid muscle can take some of the hardest punches from other shinigami. This just go’s to show you. Staying in shape isn’t just a waste of time. The other portion of his upper half that is fit to the core are his arms. His triceps are solid, his biceps are toned, and his forearms are amazingly defined. Also, like his neck, his right hand was also scarred from the incident. One can see the hold from the incident in his hand, a scar to remember his weakness back then. However, something that Jin has on his left arm, that he also wanted for the longest time is the tattoo of a scorpion. The small, yet dangerous animal is drawn across his left bicep. Signifying despite being small, you can still be killed.
Such mishaps. Any way, moving on to the final stop on his mans body, we get to his legs. No trace of fat anyway, from all of the running, and training he does, his legs are the fittest and most fat free portions of the man. The physical capabilities of the man is all thanks to his legs. The way his calves are formed, thick and yet defined just like his biceps. His thighs, strong, able to lift four hundred pounds alone with his legs with absolutely no assistance from another person. Well, that about does it for the physical aspect of Jin Hoshigawa.
• Appearance Picture:
--- Fears --
A very touchy subject for the young Jounin. Jin is only afraid of a few things, but these things have such a hold on the mans heart that just the sight of any of them and he could have a horrible melt down. These fears are so strong that they can also make Jin retreat, and while some are stronger fears than others, he has no choice but to try his best to keep his fears locked away from anyone. Now, time to get to the actual fears. Fear number one, mustard, also the fear that has the least effect on Jin.
Mustard’s color is what really the only thing that Jin dislike, yellow is so, disgusting. And mustard can even get that watery, slimy feel. Fear number two, metal. Ever since the incident when Jin was seven, he’s had this crazy fear of metal. This also serves as the most horrific fear, and one of the hardest to get over since a lot of his weapons are made out of metal. Fear number three, the fear that has about a medium effect on Jin. Water, he used to get teased by his older brother with water when he was very young. And when his brother was killed by water, Jin had this very nervous, messed up outlook on water. All of these fears, while heavy on Jin, can be worked out and defeated. With enough time and effort.
--- Likes --
Now this is a wide ranged topic for Jin. His likes, well what doesn't he like is probably the best way to put this. Jin likes food, he loves to eat. It brings him joy, and even more joy when he eats so much, and it doesn't leave a trace of fat or effect on his body. He likes to keep to himself on occasion, to simply walk away and be alone.
So much that it can override any type of fear that is placed within his mind. Kind of like that counter to ones weakness, this is that. Next on the list, family. Jin loves his family. He loved his brother, he loves his father and his mother, and he loves every woman on the earth. Oh don’t even get him started on that. Despite looking cold and hateful, Jin is a sweet, and kind man toward any woman. While some get more attention than others(The ones that are blazing hot in particular) he still loves all woman. They’re what make a man, a man. Well, with that simple touch up on his likes, we move on to our next stop.
--- Love ---
This topic, in terms of a life partner is very touchy for Jin. In his lifetime, he’s dated seventeen girls, and he broke up seventeen times. This is because of one thing, that d**n deformity on the back of his neck. They always asked, ‘What’s with the bandages and everything time he answered by showing them, and every time he was dumped via bird or call. And every time he kept his head up. Jin is never the one to stay down for too long, they were just shallow. It’s the same routine every time around. He’s not given up on finding love, but he’s just stopped trying. If there were to be someone, even for him, they’ll find him. Some way or another.
--- Dedication ---
Hm, dedication. This word, though simple to understand, has so many meanings. From the simplest to training methods, to the most severe relationships. Let’s start with the more simple of dedications. The training dedication of the young man is pretty basic. He trains in the morning, takes a break mid-day, and then trains in the evening. He makes sure that he regulates the amount of running and lifting he does. He is always looking to improve physically.
Even if it means pushing himself past the limit that he’s been stopped at more than once. The next bit of dedication that has also been used by this man is the dedication that many consider the most important thing. Dedication to the one you love. This dedication, Jin knows all to well. He executes it with the most swiftness and care one could ever give, and he does it with the most gentle of ways. Jin follows through with his dedication, he makes sure that they are number one and that they get what they want. Jin doesn't take orders, but he also does not give them. He suggests and accepts suggestions. This is the dedication that is developed by the young man.
--- Ambitious ---
Ambitious doesn't even start to describe just what this man has going on in his mind. Jin has so many goals, dreams, aspirations, and anything else that happens to be a synonym to the word, or words that describe Ambitious. He wants it all. To lead a team, to marry a beautiful woman that accepts him for who he is and what he does. He wants to have kids, and watch his kids have kids. Which may be centuries down the rode, but that doesn't stop him from dreaming.
He wants to make them into fine shinigami like himself(and hopefully like his mother). These are all the ambitions that thrive within the working, ticking, exploratory mind that is Jin Hoshigawa. And he doesn’t end there either. Ambitions are what make the foundation of aspirations possible. But they’re also the core of some hate, the hate that other souls once had and shared. The goals may be different, but the core in which it is developed from is all the same.
--- Envy/Jealousy ---
Oh, now this is a fun topic. Jealousy, One of the seven deadly sins that can make any good, truly kind person into a vicious, ruthless and hateful person. This is Jin. Jin is, as bad as it is, a jealous and furious person when it comes to anything that makes someone jealous. And it could be the little things too. If someone is talking to him, a girl in particular, and then starts talking to someone else mid sentence, it makes Jin extremely jealous. That’s the main case, a few other occasions may, or may not arise, but in most cases Jin can hide, and maintain his jealousy. But if the case listed above happens to rear it’s ugly head, you best believe Jin will show his jealousy by making the other male(or female) look like a total idiot. Sadly, in most cases it just makes Jin look immature. Anyway, moving past this setback.
--- Pride/Self-overrated --
This is a very subtle drawback to Jin’s personality, and it rarely shows up on the outside world. Jin has his prideful moments, and almost all the time these moments happen inside the sanctity of his own home. Thank god. He’ll sit in front of the mirror for at times, twenty, thirty minutes just staring at himself. It’s funny really, Jin knows he is a good looking guy, and if not for that deformity, if that’s what you can even call it, he’d surely have one to call his wife by now. Maybe the girls would get fed up with his jealous acts, but not with how he looked. And knowing this, he sometimes expresses it freely.
--- Sloth/Lazy tendencies ---
Woo, somewhat of a contradictory section of his personality. What many would relate to Sloth, and what makes this so ironic is the fact that Jin can be very lazy. In fact, if he’s not dedicated to something or someone at the moment in time all Jin wants to do is sit around, or sleep. Truthfully, until training starts, or during the intervals of his training. If he doesn't have a mission, sleeping or just sitting around is exactly what he does. He passes it off as, ‘a shinigami needs their rest to replenish any lost stamina' But in reality it’s just Jin being lazy, and wanting to get away from the methods of improvement he’s already set for himself. Also, like his wasteful mind set, Jin may not finish something through because of not being as dedicated to it as some other things. He may even blow it off completely and go do something more interesting to him that is also on his list of ‘things to do.
--- Calm nature ---
Another positive thing about Jin. Man, we've covered a lot about this man. Any way, Jin is always, or generally for the most part calm. It’s just one of those natural things that occur with Jin. He can take a lot of shit, and he can take it for a long time. People that mock others, or even people that try and mock him. He knows anything said negatively about him or another is spawned from some sort of jealousy, or an undying hatred toward someone that didn't do anything to the wrong doer. Even in high stress level situations, Jin can keep his cool. After he’s seen death more than once, and experiencing the adrenaline rush after killing another person one gets the ability to stay calm. In fact, Jin enjoys the thrill of high stress level situations, it makes for a great pump to keep him going.
--- Realistic ---
This is one of Jin’s most preferred traits that some others seem to note rather quickly. Jin is very realistic and rational. While at times this can be rude, because he doesn't say what could happen, he states what’s going to happen unless a change is made. He may say the most likely outcome, but you will never hear him say what others want to hear because it'll save face. He thinks that if one doesn't hear the worst, they won’t strive for the best.
If someone hears that they’re family will die, will they not try and stop it from happening. But if someone hears that they’re family might survive, will they try as hard? Jin doesn't think so, and that is what spawns the calm, and intuitive mind that tells those who think hopefully and those who don’t do, just think, that they’re wrong. However, Jin does hold his words if they’re not called for. If someone did just lose someone close, he will not say ‘Get over it' because frankly, that’s just not possible. .
Having a headache
Watching dudes being assholes
Watching girls act dumb
• History: --- The birth of a sinner ---
The date was October twentieth, it was a sunny, bright fall day in the village. The hospital had just reported the birth of Jin Hoshigawa, his father and mother, and even his older brother were all very proud of the young baby boy. His stunning silver pieces of hair, and those dark crimson eyes stared off into the world after his crying had ended. This day was so momentous, and a joyous occasion. The cheers lasted all night, and from that point the young baby boy would gradually take his first running steps into the world. He’d become an assassin, and one of the best, but before we get too ahead of ourselves, lets re look at the events that led to this point shall we?
The young baby boy had just turned five. His older brother, Zeek Hoshigawa had just taken down his first man. Trained to be an Assassin. The young thirteen year old was so happy, and so were his parents. Only able to comprehend a little bit of the basics, Zeek taught his younger brother some of the things he learned, while playing with him. The hours seemed to pass, and while the young man practiced, Jin slept. This was the life that his older brother had chosen, and this would shape the path that Jin would take as well. His parents, they were also both Assassins. His father was off on a mission, while his mother stayed home and made dinner. Jin slept, and every time his father would come home and wake him up with something different. It was a tradition that his father seemed to keep up with, and this time was no different. Waking, Jin ran out of the room only to see his father sitting at the table with a rock, this huge grin spreading across his face. This rock was beautiful. It was a light blue, turquoise color. Soft shades of brown played across the bottom and seemed to just demonstrate what the Earth country had to offer. Zeek always had gotten jealous that Jin had gotten something, while he got pats on the back. They’re father always said ‘You’re an assassin now, you need to start working for yourself. It was a slowly building gauge that would soon overtake the older brother, and would make him become nothing but, well, a jerk. From that point, the gauge was full, and using his newly found element, Zeek was going to mess with his little brother until he broke from mental stress.
Jin was seven now, he was going to begin at the academy within the upcoming year and wanted his father to teach him so he could breeze through the years. However, his father was always busy. He asked his mother, and she was also too busy. She started her rain as an assassin once again, and had no time to help her youngest son. She always said, ask Zeek. But something told Jin he just couldn't, that his brother didn't like him. But, enough was enough, he wanted help and so he asked Zeek. His brother agreed, and used this time to begin his torture on the young child. He said stand by the edge of the house, conveniently away from the door and using this, he attacked his younger brother by snapping a whip at him. What Zeek didn't know was that this would soon end in a horrible accident, and his younger brother would be scarred by more than just the demoralizing actions from his older brother.
Chasing his brother inside, he now used his metal weapons. Shuriken, and kunai. But, he didn't hit Jin. What he hit was the new store of gun powder his father had received. He had used too much force and in a sudden burst, the gun powder exploded and the two young boys were blown against the wall. Zeek was burned harshly across his face, while Jin was only blown to the water, a few cuts and scars forming on his cheeks. The home that the two boys lived at all their lives so far was now on fire. The two were separated by a wall of flame, Jin cried out, he was scared, scared for his home, his brother, and himself. Tears were enough to hit the floor and simply sizzle away. Zeek, tired and out of breath fell to the floor. The smoke was getting to him, and the lack of air was becoming too much. The metal on the ceiling fell in chunks. Big and small. Crouched over, Jin still cried. His cries for his mother and father being drowned out by the roar of the flame, his hair was beginning to burn away from the heat. And then it happened. The metal from the ceiling was still falling, and somehow one of the pieces shifted ever so slightly and fell onto the boys neck. Shaped like a long bowl, it molded into the skin and made the boy cry even louder.
Luckily, the cries weren't wasted. Passing men from the village were out scouting some of the lower parts of the village, and they witnessed the fire. One ran to get more help while the other lept into action, saving the two boys from the fire. Jin fainted by this time. His mind was cut severely and his brother was injured badly. When his parents returned, the two were devastated. Neither could believe that this could have happened. What caused the fire. Zeek, feeling even more hatred for his brother lied and said that Jin was throwing kunai and shuriken in the house. Practicing he said, and it hit the powder. His parents, they didn't know what to think. Could this be real? Jin was in a coma for over a week. His mind needed time to cope, and during this time the doctors did the best that they could to remove the metal.
His parents, despite deceived by a lie, would not let the doctors take a chance to remove the metal. Because the metal was fused to Jin’s skin by that time, it could have killed him if they had removed it and tried to reconstruct the back of his neck. From that point, the two parents kept their eye’s on Jin, while keeping Zeek in their care while he recovered form the tragedy.
--- Time to settle in ---
It had been five years after that incident. Jin was now an assassin, and a highly skilled one with no help from his parents. Studying with himself, and the friends he made it within the academy, the newly made assassin would lead his life like his father and mother had. Respected and true to their cause. Even still, Jin did not hate his brother. Despite him being that almighty douche bag he was, he didn't hold ill feelings. In fact, he used this to further himself. Some sort of goal that he would have. Be better than his brother ever was. Even if he couldn't, there was always a dream.
As days passed, Jin was slowly creeping to yet another tragedy that would befall him and only further his mental collapse. Sure, the tragic day that passed exactly five years ago was gone, and all that scarred him still was the metal latched to his neck. But still, no matter how many days pass, nothing can replace the sadness, and helplessness that was distilled into the young boy. He was careless, maybe it was his fault. If he hadn’t run into the home, then it wouldn’t be gone. His brother wouldn’t have that scar, and Jin wouldn’t have the metal plate. Nah, Jin didn’t feel that way all the time. In fact, he shook that thought away every time it popped in.
Sadly, within the next few days, jin's older brother, Zeek would die in ironically the exact that saved him five years ago. Water. Being crowned by some crazy man, Zeek couldn't breath and guess who was there to witness it. Jin, Jin was to meet his brother at the spot, and in that time the man killed Zeek. Jin once again, feeling helpless and afraid, blanked. When he awoke, the man was dead and so was Zeek.
--- Leaving the home ---
It was five years after his brothers death. B This was it, he was free. But in the time when he was in the home, the village was left is disarray. The leader before, a wise and respected man was murdered brutally by another man seeking power. Taking his spot as the leader, he imprisoned all who opposed him. while he did rebuild, he also crushed all hopes and dreams. But not for Jin, oh no....He wasn't going down.
Only a couple months after the young man promised to rid his home land of that evil doer, He was struck down by disease. He was told he could live so long as he stayed in bed. Did he listen, hell no. He needed to get stronger, he needed to become what his father was. Strong, a true leader. Not like that coward! After a few days, the sickness became worse. This was it, he couldn't go on. With the last breaths, the last days, Jin died peacefully in his sleep. His soul carried over into the next.
--- Life as a soul ---
Jin was sent to soul society right away by a female Shinigami. He hadn't caught her name, but he had felt that they would once more lay eyes in the near distant future. He could hardly remember what she looked like before his spirit body was transferred to soul society. His eyes widened at the mere sight of the place, but he quickly fell into a deep sleep. His memory of his past life no longer in his mind, he lived then only to live as a soul and soon, train to become a shinigami.
It had been one hundred years since he was first transported to the soul society. His body matured, but only by two or three years it seemed. He was still young, and now, he would never truly grow 'Old'. His attention was sparked when he heard of the shinigami Academy held by many other shinigamis. He didn't know why, but he had the urge, the sensation to go and join. To no avail, it was the hardest thing he has ever done.
Jin lived on his own in soul society. His cold and heartless soul stayed in tact, and he was avoided by many in his days in the academy. He whizzed through the combat hand to hand practice, but when it came to Kidō, he was last in all the scores. Though, he wasn't bad in all forms of Kidō. He had a knack for binding, and yet, never wanted to learn it.
Jin's swordsmanship was outstanding, and his hand to hand ability was exceptional as well for recent graduates. His abilities never reached it's apex like he wanted, but he was still noticed by the many captains, but eventually joined the seventh division. His tenacity, and hellish courage to take on any challenge was enough for them to accept him into their ranks. However, soon after Jin received his nickname, "The Stray Dog". He could never stay in a group and would no sooner than entering the mission's area he could take off on his own. For a couple centuries this never really caused a problem. Low level hollow's weren't any sort of problem, and in time the mission would be a success. That all ended when the war 250 years ago started.
Jin and a small squad were sent into the streets to recover some technology. It was a routine mission, and nothing had happened up until then. They were doing fine until Jin left on his own. Jin was placed in command, but he didn't want the command and instead pushed it on a younger, more reckless shinigami. His abilities were negligible, but Jin trusted him. In time he would regret this. In his absence the squad as ambushed, and wiped out. Jin managed to find them because of a single fleeting reietsu signature. This moment, this single moment, shifted his personality so greatly that he couldn't get their deaths out of his mind until a century later. When questioned about the incident, Jin couldn't help but tell the truth. He was reprimanded, and lost any chance of leading again. Yet, they couldn't lose another soldier for the war had already caused the Soul Society's casualties to high.
From that day on Jin spent his entire life training and proving he could once more lead. He hasn't been given the chance, but now he walks with a humble soul and their deaths on his shoulders.
The time was now, and without any hesitation, Jin would leap into whatever danger came to the Soul Societies steps.
• Reiatsu Color: Red
• Zanpakutô Spirit Name: Zetsumei
• Zanpakutô Spirit Appearance: Zetsumei, or death incarnate, is a wolf that has it's flesh torn asunder. He looks like the infamous zombie from the human world. His fur, what's left of it, is silver and black. His eyes are crimson red, much like Jin's. His claw's are borken and shattered, and his teeth are consequently covered in blood because they're consistently rubbing against his gums and tongue. He stands at an unusual five foot on all fours, and eight foot when on his hind legs. Despite looking like his body is falling apart he is very limber, and capable of moving around. There is one last thing that must be mentioned and that is that their sealed sword is stabbed through zetsumei's abdomen, coming through his back.
• Inner World: The world is desolate, and almost feels like there isn't any hope of having a chance of escape. The world itself is a relatively small island with a single dead tree in the center of the island. The tree has a skeleton around it, strapped to the dying bark. Despite the tree looking like it was dying, there it bared a single, red fruit. The island is completely surrounded by water, the water seemingly filled with black good and blood. The world itserlf is gloomy, terrifying, and Jin doesn't want to spend any unnecessary time in this world.
• Sealed Zanpakutô Apperance : Zetsumei, in it's sealed state, is a rather long blade. It reaches about five feet in length. The bottom of the hilt, along with the rest of the hilt, is coated beautifully. The tan on the outside complementing the red streak down the middle of the hilt. This is then screwed onto the base of the blade, making it very durable and not so easily broken. The blade is an all black steel, metallic almost up until the tip where it is sterling silver, fading into the metallic black. The hilt itself is roughly a foot an a half in itself, while the blade is four foot. The sheath in which Zetsumei is kept matches the hilt perfectly, and when Zetsumei is sheathed, it matches perfectly, molding into one another, giving it a stick like look. Jin places this blade when sheathed in the loop of his oddly shaped belt that he sometimes wears. When not int eh loop of that belt, he will usually carries it on his right hip. This is to allow him instant access to the blade without any type of hindrance to him. By first glance, the blade would only seem to weight twenty pounds if that, but in all actuality, the lade weighs roughly forty five pounds. Making it a great tool to strengthen the muscle in the arm.
• Release: Death be with you, Zetsumei.
• Shikai Description: Shikai, the first release and the most basic stage a shinigami can reach as they reach maturity. In this stage, that is exactly what happens to Jin’s blade. After glowing a soft, yet very dark red color, it slowly changes it’s form into a much longer blade. The hilt seems to under the least amount of change, rather simple really. It just changes colors, or rather becomes one solid color. In stead of red and ran, the hilt becomes pitch black. This is to emphasize the darkness that emanates from the blade itself. Is the blade evil, not by any means, but does the blade have darkness hidden within it? Yes, but that is the core of it’s power. Moving on, we reach the cross guard of the blade, this is something that takes the most change. It slowly shifts into what seems to be three dog heads in a circular sign. It’s unique and really distinguishes what his Bankai is like. The blade is fairly simple, about five feet in length, the blade is also pitch black, however within the blade one can see ‘spirits roaming inside like fire.
• Shikai Abilities: (Shikai Special Ability:
Passive ability(Juritsu Chi Ryouen; Creates Blood Hounds): This ability has no name, it‘s passive, and Jin never bothered to figure out the name, nor does it matter within the abilities powers and limitations. Each time the blade makes contact with the enemy, whether it‘s a cut to the chest, or the smallest cut on the arm. As long as it is caused by the blade in shikai release, the blood spilled will create one blood hound. These blood hounds aid Jin in combat, and they are able to use low level reietsu burst from their mouth in the shape of fire. These blood hounds are not powerful, and can be defeated by Fifth seat shinigami and moderately leveled hollow. This ability allows five hounds with Jin at one time, and the moment one dies, a new one can be created. A single hit to the hounds will however destroy them on the spot, spilling the blood they manifested from onto the ground. The hounds reietsu burst cool down is a single post after it's use.(The characters post, so in total two post.)
Name: Drip of the Acid Tooth [Shizuku No Suiha]
' [Drip of the Acidic Tooth: DAT is the first attack that Jin discovered when he used his shikai long ago. When there are one or more blood hounds around him, he can forcibly make them disburse into nothing and instead create a blade made of their ‘blood'. This blood blade will attack the enemy and will follow them for a short time. Another trait about this blood is rather unique. When the blood makes contact, it will not pierce the skin but rather if it does make contact with the enemy it will become acidic on contact. The acid will surely get on the enemy because it only becomes an acidic material upon contact with an alien reietsu.
In shikai, this acid is nothing but an irritating, and VERY PAINFUL burning sensation. This is not fatal however, and will go away within minutes but the pain is great. It does not enter the bloodstream, and doesn't let off a single trace of reietsu making it nearly impossible to get rid of it without enduring it. Sadly, like all skills, there are weaknesses. The attack itself uses a large amount of reietsu, and each hound will disburse one at a time, and not simultaneously, and during the time that they disburse, Jin cannot move because of concentrating on the hounds. The time elapsed the hounds disburse at is about five seconds per hound, and with a maximum of five hounds with him, it can take up to about thirty seconds for the ability to finish. upon impact with a solid object, it quicklys turns into a liquid like object and splatters around said object.] '
Post Durations: two post
Cooldown: one post(Also requires blood hounds)
Name: Blood Dance[Ketsueki Odori]
' [Blood dance is an attack that usually compliments both the passive ability, and aids the second attack, DAT. It does not require a blood hound, or blood at all. By slashing the blade in the air making a star, a glyph appears under Jin. This glyph will pierce Jins feet, and drain him of one to six ounces of Blood. This fuels the attack, and essentially allows Jin to use these "Beams" to attack the enemy. After the initial piercing, in an instant Jin shoots six red beams. These red beams travel at a moderate speed, however, the last one can follow the opponent as long as Jin focuses his eye contact on them.
This also means if they use shunpo, as long as he follows them it will follow. But the moment his eye contact is broken by someone or something, it will just shoot forward and cannot be redirected. The weakness to this skill isn't too great, but a weakness nonetheless. It requires a lot of reietsu, and can wear Jin out if over used. Each Beam travels separately, attacking at the single spot the enemy stands until the last is reached, in which Jin can control it. Throwing the enemy off greatly. Jin can control how many beams come out, a single one being the least, and five being the maximum amount. If he summons one, he controls that single one. ] '
Post Durations: one post(Technqiue ends at the end of the enemies post)
Cooldown: Two post(Both user post)
Power: If all hit at different moments it's the feeling of a train colliding with you at sixty miles an hour after all of the pain sets in.)
• Bankai Description: Eradication. Sacrifice. Blood, and tears. Fear, and with a satanist twist on the way we few our world, the blood slowly pushes itself forward and takes over the mind of those that fall into it's trap. Jin has conquered this and has achieved the all powerful tree of the underworld. is the living embodiment of death. Growing out of the blood from the living, it devours any soul foolish enough to get to close to it.
By calling out the word, 'Bankai', Jin initiates the ritual, and it cannot be stopped once started. Turning his blade on himself, Jin stabs himself in the gut, almost making it seem like he has committed suicide. However, the instant the blade penetrates his torso, and exits the other side a pair of blood wings erupt out of his upper back. As the blood splatters across the ground, a small tree stub appears. Upon sucking in the blood, the tree quickly erupts into a full blown tree. The thick bark, and trunk of the tree seamlessly made from a deathly black color. The branches almost crippled over with red leaves erupting from the ends, and sides. The tree in itself is wider, than it is tall. With a height of thirty feet, and a width of fifty feet, the tree steadily grows. However, the roots are the true astonishment. They have about a 600 foot radius, and grow as well at the scent of blood.
Each branch also gives itself the fruit of death, or so it's victims would surely call it. these fruit are far from natural looking, nor can a normal human being choke down just what these branches bear. these fruit all resemble the characteristics of every single person that Jin has ever cut with his blade. Each fruit becoming more and more like the person the more Jin has caused them pain, eventually housing their 'soul'. This is to remind Jin of what he has done, and what he has had to deal with over the past years.
What of the blade that Jin stabbed himself with, you ask? Simple, within the confines of his body, the blade manifests into a new, more devilish blade. This blade resembles a large, rigid knife meant to cut and snare meat, causing internal and external bleeding. This new blade does not cause Jin injury, but shall cause him to bleed at the hilt and his blade is drenched in his blood, but never seems to drip, or rid itself of the crimson liquid. There are a total of twenty fruit on the Tree of Death each time it is resurrected.[/strike]
[strike]• Bankai Abilities: Bankai Special Ability:
In Bankai, Jin can use Blood dance, the attack is slightly increased, and the beams can now zig zag and follow the opponent on their own. These will not last forever, and will cease to be after Forty seconds(Two post). The other two abilities cannot be used in Bankai. Each Beam in Bankai is equivalent to a Cero, and if all five hit at once it is equal to that of a Gran Rey Cero.
The tree itself has one other passive ability. Upon taking in Jin's blood, the leaves produce a miasma that doesn't allow the targets cuts to clot, and thus decreasing the amount of time needed to collect the enemies blood. The gas that is produced rushes out ten feet from the start of the branches per post, afterward dissipating into nothingness, and starting all over again.
Name: Seeds of the Hell Tree
' The very first attack granted to Jin, and equally the weakest of the lot. This attack is more like a passive attack that grows steadily over time. Each time Jin swings his sword, whether it's at the enemy, or for what ever reason he has for swinging his Bankai's blade, a spray of droplets of blood flies off of the tip and the moment the blood touches the enemy, a small group of red vines grow out of the blood and will try and ensnare the target within it's grasp. These vines goals are simple; make the victim bleed. The moment the grand tree senses the targets blood, it's root shall spread toward the vines and fuse together. With the vines trying to keep the target still. These newly formed roots are hard as iron, with a new blood lust that none can compare too. Gripping the enemy with a tight grip, the tree will pierce the target and begin to suck the blood from the victim, slowly but surely killing them if they cannot get away from the living deathtrap.
Post one: Blood lands and vines grow
Post two: Vines begin to lengthen
Post three: Vines intertwine and leaves grow
Post four: The vines sense blood in the target and grow thorns long and deep and continue to lengthen searching for the ground.
Post five: Blood drips to the ground and the vines are long enough to attach to the ground.
Post 6+: If the target stays stationary in a ten foot radius for one post the vines can take root and combine with the tree's roots that were in pursuit and combine becoming Iron hard.
After taking root: If the target does not get free by ripping the vines off, which incidentally causes more blood to fall, within a four post count they will be completely drained of blood. '
Post Durations: 1 - 6+
Cooldown: Two post after the technique(destroyed) is finished, or the enemy is killed.
Root resistance: The base strength required is about 10% of your maximum strength. This because the roots are coated with Jin's reiryoku. Now, every two ranks that a person is below Jin, it doubles.
Each post that goes by, the roots become thicker and the strength require increases by 1.1 times, so 10% each time.
Name: Fruit of the Lacerated
' Beaming with fruit, these things aren't just for show. These sad, depressing looking pounds of blood have a use. Upon burying these little suckers, and fertilizing them with his own blood, with a short time a zombie replica of the fruit itself will rise from the ground. These zombie replicas share a very faint resemblance to the person he fruit was made after. These Zombie like creatures are average in speed, walking in a human like manner, these creatures have a single goal; Spill blood. They can taken down with a couple cuts, and slashes.
Next, by biting into and eating the fruit, Jin's lost blood is replenished. This will slowly heal any wounds that he has by clotting the blood and then replenishing it. This cannot be used to much because the blood is reietsu deprived and the blood is not the freshest, nor is it his. Last but not least, the final effect that these fruit endow for Jin. By cutting the fruit, and spilling the blood upon the blade, it breaks apart into a whip like object with ridges on the end of each link used to cut into the enemy. This however does not spray blood around for Jin to use. The fruit whip will last two of the users post. This whip can reach a maximum of Twenty feet. A total of five fruit can be used to create zombies.'
Post Durations: Zombies: Until destroyed
Eaten fruit: isntant
Lacing blade with blood: three post
Cooldown: Zombies: Takes two posts to grow
Eaten fruit: Can be done once
Lacing blade with blood: Once every four post(All users post, so 8 post have to go by.)
Name: Blossum of the End of Life- [Zetsumei no Hana]
' The ultimate technique in Jin's arsenal, and easily the hardest to accomplish. this attack could easily end the battle within seconds of it completing itself. Each time the target is cut, or injured, a fruit begins to blossom and form within the branches on the tree. The actual positioning of the fruit is random each and every time that Bankai is released. This fruit holds the target, in essence, and almost like a voodoo doll, it can cause the target immense pain, or save them from a long, and distraught battle. This fruit, if in Jin's hands, grants him the ability to cut the opponent, rip them, put them through so much pain that they may go clinically insane. If he eats the fruit? He could literally make it feel like their soul were being ripped from their body, leaving them broken, and lost. Alive, but possibly so lost their life will no longer hold meaning. However, in the hands of the target, they can replenish themselves with the blood that they lost, because it is in essence their blood.
Each single slash causes .45 pints of blood to fall to the ground.
Each single post that the target bleeds on forces .2 pints to fall to the ground.
There is a drawback to this skill though, and that is the same thing the target has to worry about, that makes Jin so much more inclined to get to it before the enemy. If they get to the fruit, and devourer it, they not only get a replenished blood infusion, but they essentially end Jin's Bankai on the spot. Jin's fruit automatically starts when his Bankai begins, because of ripping the blade from his gut to finish the transition from shikai to bankai. With a beat like a heart when finished, these fruit stand out more than the still, face-full fruit that the branches bear regularly.
Fruit to finish: Seven full on hits will cause enough blood. It requires 3 pints to fill the fruit. If for 5 post the target bleeds, they will have lost one pint of blood '
Post Durations: instant effect
Cooldown: This can only be used once per enemy for one enemy has one fruit.)
Name: Saishuu no Hana [The Final Blossom]
Range: 400 meters
Jin has completely thrown away all of his supplementary moves, the miasma, and the ability to use Bankai for the rest of the battle, when activating this technique. This is, in essence, his true final move, as the name implies The final Blossom.
Upon activation, Jin leaps to the center of the tree and stabs his sword into the middle of the base. Upon doing so, the tree takes in all of the blood from the blade, and the fruit that have grown from the branches. The blood like leaves that grew from the tree have also shriveled up to this point and have fallen off. The tree at this point has taken in all the excess blood that is not already coursing through it's trunk and within a matter of seconds the tree starts to rapidly expand.
The roots that have covered a large portion of the battle field grow as well, uprooting the ground and tearing the battle field asunder. The tree has now grown to about seventy feet in height, and one-hundred feet in width and diameter. Jin at this point has already released the blade, but instead places his palm on the hilt. With one final surge of reietsu into the blade, it activates the technique into it's final stage. The tree then explodes, covering the one-hundred feet with tree bark and blood. However, this is not where it ends.
Each piece of bark upon making contact with a foreign object (a person, the ground, a stick, a rat, or even a small boy) will proceed to explode. With each explosion that touches more, and more bark, the explosion continues and a mass chain explosion ensues. Jin uses his blood wings to fly above the explosion, but can still be caught in the mayhem.
Each explosion is equivalent to a Master Kidō user casting a level 60 Kidō with incantation. The closer to the base of the tree, the more likely you'll be caught by the blast.
Misc. Skills, and equipment
Dual Sword Art: Blood Style
This is Jin's most basic attack, bspecial blade he had crafted, and then sent to him. After accumulating enough blood in the blade, Jin can secret it across the blade. Once the entire blade is coated, he will pour some of his reiatsu into the sword, and the blood, causing it to not leak, or spill. This all takes just over two seconds to do, and it typically takes about 2 ounces ounces of blood to coat the blade. This coating is a soft gleam, normally simply giving the blade a soft gleam of crimson.
Now, once the preparation is completed, Jin will slash downward at the enemy, and roughly a second after the slash is started, the blood will shoot forward with blinding speed to attempt to make contact with the enemy. This attack is most potent when used while hitting the enemy with the blade itself in the initial slash. Should this occur, the wound created is normally tripled in severity, and the blood that falls is once more absorbed back into the sword. This then replenishes all of the blood used to even use the slash.
This attack, should it be used without making contact, will fly in whatever direction the slash was used in. Should this Attack make contact on the enemy, it can cut the enemy open wherever it hits and will thus spill blood. The severity of the would is far less than had it been used and the original slash made contact with the enemy. There aren't any real indicators to the technique being used besides his two swords switch hands, and the blade itself being coated in blood. If struck, this attack will hit with the force of a level thirty Kidō without an already open wound. If there is a wound it will hit with a level sixty Kidō.
This can be done as many times as he wants so long as he has the sufficient amount of blood in the crystal, three times per post, one post break.
Rising Blood Stroke
This is one of Jin's fastest attacks to execute and is typically reserved for the moment when his opponent is most confused, or knocked back. By standing in front of his opponent and gathering reiatsu, and blood on both of his swords in the same manner he does with his blood slash. Jin starts this attack. After the preparation is completed, Jin will shift his body so that his hips, and his Zanpakutō(in his right hand) are facing the enemy. Then by bringing his blade toward the sky, and turning his entire body Jin will then bring his left hand, and sword into view. In the same manner that his Zanpakutō was slashed upward, his second blade will do the same.
The difference between the two is that when he brings the second sword up toward the opponent, it will then release a blood stroke similar to his blood slash. Should this attack land with both strokes hitting the opponent, this will typically knock the opponent (given their durability is low enough) into the air, or onto the ground. The blood slash will hit with the power of a level thirty Kidō. This, however, can be tripled in power should all three slashes make contact.
This can be used four times per thread, once per post, one post break
Dual Blood slash
This attack is set up the same as the typical Blood Slash but there is a slight change to the attack, and execution. By finishing the coating process to his special blade, Jin connects the two blades together, and transfers a part of the blood and reiatsu essentially coating his Zanpakutō in the same manner. This is where the execution becomes different.
By raising both blades into an x formation, and then focusing his reiatsu to his arms, and his blades he starts charging the attack. By then bringing both blades in their opposite slashing motions, Jin creates an x shaped beam/attack of blood. This can still be used similar to the the original Blood slash in the sense that Jin can cut the enemy open, and then have the beams charge into the enemy essentially quadrupling the potential damage.
The major drawback to this attack is in it's preparation time. It's powerful but takes Jin some time to fully concentrate his energy, and reiatsu into both blades. He can charge it up while moving, it will just take a slightly longer about of time. Both beams are equivalent to a level 30 Kidō, or sixty if attacking an open wound.
Can be done four times per thread - one time in a row, must take a post break.
This is Jin's second most powerful attack when it comes to his dual wielding abilities. This is also where he takes most of his training in martial arts, Hoho, and Zanjutsu and combines it all into one. It's similar to his 'Death Tempest' attack, but is completed by just him, and not aided by his blood clones, or any outside source. He will also use this if he is low on energy as it doesn't actually require any reiatsu to complete.
By taking his lowered stance, and bring one blade up, and then another low to the ground, Jin starts by slashing to the left with the risen blade and then quickly flipping in one spot, bring his second blade down. Then from that position, he'll bring the first blade back from the left (after landing from the flip the original blade is still on the left) back to the right, and then using the momentum to slash with the second blade also to the right. He will continue slashing, and attacking the enemy for about ten to fifteen more combination of these moves.
He'll finish the attack by launching himself at the enemy spinning, drilling has blades into their gut and then bringing both blades out, one to the left and one to the right, finally landing on his feet. During the entire attack and the gleam from both blades gives Jin an almost illusionary aspect to his attack.
Can be done three times per thread, once per pst, must take a two post breakUse this as a visual aspect to the attack
This is arguably Jin's most powerful sword technique, and one that he uses when he wants to end the battle not only stylishly, but with force and control. This is the only other skill in which he uses martial arts, zanjutsu, and hoho all into one, but with a slash of his ability and control over blood. By gathering reiatsu all over his body, and then using his blades unique ability to control, and produce blood while within the gem, Jin pours it out, and coats himself in blood. Once both of these prerequisites are finished, Jin takes it to the next step. This takes one post in advanced of preparation. The blood is so thin that it almost gives Jin a glossy crimson hue, and mostly looks like he is coating himself in his reiatsu.
By getting down into a stance that is very similar to his Death Stroke stance, Jin initiates his attack. Jin starts by spinning, and in doing so he releases five blood clones that all appear one after the other heading for the enemy. These blood clones are completely, and utterly solid and will each make one slashing motion toward the enemy when they go past. Block, and disabling these aren't the issue, but they all come at once, and blocking all of them is almost inconceivable. Each clone will take two slashes to take out, or if they're decapitated that will suffice. However, once the last clone is out, and heading toward the enemy, Jin lists from his stance and makes his final lunge.
As the clone makes it's last attack Jin will shunpo to the front of the enemy(if they're stunned from the clones), or their back (to get a surprise attacking) and begins slashing, and attacking the enemy ruthlessly. This will consist of four right, and left slashes and then one final slash with both blades going straight down the middle of the person body. This is normally the attack he uses to end a battle, or to kill an enemy.
Can be done twice per thread, once per post, and must take a four post break
- Item Name: Muramasa
- Item Type: Stefan Soan ---> Jin Hoshigawa
- Used For: Offensive/Supplementary
- Item Description:
Muramasa, also known as Bloodedge, was forged by Stefan Soan, one of if not the most notable blacksmith in the world, for Jin Hoshigawa. The blade of this weapon was forged using a special alloy created by Stefan called 'durasteel', which has a few special properties. First off, it allows the blade to be extremely durable, and nigh-impossible to even scratch, even if it is hit by something much stronger than any human could be. Second, the blade edge itself is unnaturally sharp. So sharp, in fact, that objects the wielder wouldn't normally be able to cut through can rather easily be cut by this weapon. However, there is an important downside to durasteel: it's heavy. While it is much more durable and sharp than the vast majority of other alloys and metals known, it also happens to be heavier. The reason why this metal was used was because Stefan himself is able to counteract the weight with his own strength, however other wielders may not be so fortunate.
Now that its physical properties are out of the way, its time to move on to the special abilities it has. The crystal on this weapon was specially crafted for Muramasa, and so it has a custom ability (which was also brought about by Stefan using his own reitsu to forge the weapon). The blade on Muramasa possesses the special ability to 'suck up' blood like a vacuum. The blood it sucks up could be from the general area, an opponent after cutting them, or the wielder himself (the wielder decides what gets absorbed). The blood is then converted into 'blood energy' and stored in the crystal. Once two gallons worth of blood is sucked up, the crystal will start to glow, signifying it can't hold any more. This blood energy can then be recycled back into actual blood whenever the user wants to, and can use said blood for whatever the user wants. Muramasa also happens to have a secondary ability, which is whenever the user wants to, they can say the command "Separate", which will make Muramasa glow brightly, and then it will separate into 2 swords that look the exact same as the parent weapon. Each sword can hold up to 1 gallon of blood in this form. They can be recombined by saying "Combine". A noticeable downside to this weapon is repeated use will quickly tire the wielder due to the heaviness of Stefan's reitsu that was used to forge it, and this is quickened while it is separated.
- Obtained From: Stefan Soan forged this weapon for Jin Hoshigawa
- Notes: N/A
- Durability: Adept
- General Speed: Adept
- Strength: Advanced
- Weapon Skill: Master
- Hoho: Advanced
- Kidō: Advanced
- Zanjutsu: Advanced
- Hakuda: Adept
- Willpower/Determination: Advanced
- Mental Deduction: Master
- Pain Endurance: Advanced
- Focus: Advanced
• Roleplay Sample: The battle was becoming more intense. Jin understood from the get go that this battle wasn't going to be child's play and this was evident through his lack of dialog throughout. His attention was directly focused on following this mans reietsu and it became that much easier because of the massive amounts of reietsu that surrounded his arms like a tornado on crack. This man was skilled, and his attacks were as speedy as he was, maybe even faster than the man was himself; too be compeltely honest even, Jin may not have noticed that this man had used a shield if not for one single fact - He lost control of his last beam.
Because of the shield, and the smoke, his eye contact was broken, and thus he no longer controlled the direction that the beam would take. Because of this, Jin focused his mind and shifted his position approximately fifteen meters away from the other man. Instead of facing north and south, Jin was now to the mans east side. Having shifted his position during the smoke, and confusion, the other man wouldn't know where Jin had gone unless he was also following his reietsu, like Jin was with him. Placing his hand upon the back of his blade, He didn't wait a single moment. His hands shifted and Jin had cast his first Kidō for this new combo.
"Bakudou 37: Suspending star!" Jin placed the star shaped cushion's latches upon three antennas in front of the man. By this time the dust would start to clear, and Jin's body wasn't going to wait for a moment. Using this time, Jin's body would shunpo behind the other man, ten feet behind him. Using this time, Jin waved his hand in a triangle formation with words that followed. "Bakudou #30: Shitotsu Sansen (Beak-Stab Triple Beam)" The goal of this was to trap the man with the 3 piece binding Kidō that would shoot out and latch onto him and shoot him directly into the suspended Star Bakudou. Hopefully the force would dislodge the latches on the star and the cushion would wrap all around him giving Jin one chance to attack and that chance was... "Now! Hadō 71: Raging Light fang!" Distancing himself only a bit more, Jin rose his palm up, and let the technique unleash it's fury.
Green lights fired off in a cage like formation and all aimed toward the man, where he was hopefully tied up in the star shaped cushion. Jin rose his blade ever so slightly, smirking for just a moment before shunpoing back, waiting for the outcome of this counter.
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