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"Life... Damn, I don't know. I guess you can just consider me to be the first leaf to fall off of a tree when autumn comes around. I don't mean that like I'm the first to run away... That's not my style. When it comes down to life, I live just to get caught up by the wind again. My life is being the best, the only way to do that is to be caught up in every fight, or wind, that is blown toward me. I'll stop at nothing to be the best. I demand it to be so. You might think the first leaf to fall of the tree is the first to hit the ground, but that's not me either. I like to hang back, watch the others grapple to the wrong gusts of wind that send them plummeting down. After I see that wind has brought them down, I hop on that same stream and make sure that it's not the one that brings me to the ground. It's been working so far, and the season is almost over."
"That being said, what do you think about death?"
"You threatening me? I'll take your life if you are. I'm not gonna let anyone kill me. Like I said, I live to fight. I don't fight to die. Get your shit straight, these questions are already starting to piss me off."
"What are your thoughts as far as love is considered?"
"Hah, depends on the chick. Hell, I don't really care for them at all, to be honest. Not for their emotions at least. I like a nice smokin' babe that's down for a good night a few drinks. Don't get me wrong, though. I'm not down with the whole empowering women, I let my strength show with my sword. I'll be damned if I let some guy try to mess with a woman the wrong way, but hell it's not my business either way. Depends I guess... I'm more of a brothel guy, really.
As far as friends, I'm pretty much a lone soldier. I don't really like people, but I don't know why the hell they don't like me! I'm fucking awesome. I've done some dirty things, though... Damn, I'm awesome."
"Would you consider yourself to be intelligent?"
"Pft, hell yeah. Does an apple grow on a vine? Some people like to meditate and shit, but screw that. Waste of time. Why the hell are you chuckling? What's so funny, asshole?"
"What about war, what do you think of that?"
"Will I be a part of one? Probably, it's in my job description, I'm sure. Will I fight in one? Probably, I love kicking people's asses. Would I start one? Psh, like hell I'd make any actions that are stupid enough to result in such shit. I am for the strongest guy there, I'm more interested in beating that guy's ass anyway. Usually after I beat the shit out of that guy, the rest of them go home cryin' to mommy. Tch."
"Where are you in terms of trustworthiness?"
"Depends on what the reward is? I used to live off of my sword, as long as I'm fed that's where my sword will be. I'm not gonna go changin' my mind unless my leader is a pussy, then that's where I'll step off. I'll put an end to all these goons if my leader goes soft on me. Why don't I just go ahead and kill them? Because the time isn't right."
"Loyalty, what does it mean to you?"
"You telling me to answer that question? Just cause you want me to answer it makes me not want to answer that question. I got a thing for not doing what people tell me to do. How about you rephrase that."
"When it comes to lives of others, what are you willing to stake?"
"There's not much to stake, it's life or death. I plan on living. If they aren't willing to nut up, I will. I don't meddle with the weak, they're boring. I'd rather them find me someone worth fighting."
"Rumor has it, you're a bit of a narcissist. Why is that?"
"Get the hell out of my face. This interview is over."
• Reiatsu Color: Maroon
• Zanpakutô Spirit Name: 日の出 Hinode(Lit. American English Translation "Sunrise")
• Zanpakutô Spirit Appearance:
• Inner World:
The inner world of Hinode is rather odd being that the spirit is that of a rooster. However, the environment of the area matches to that of what he is known to fight in. A large array of buildings, houses, and shops that are of all different shapes and sizes where he is able to use his surroundings to his advantage.
• Sealed Zanpakutô Apperance :
• Sealed Zanpakutô Abilities: N/A
• Release: 日の出を執着 Hinode o shūchaku(Lit. American English Translation "Obsess, Sunrise")
• Shikai Description:
• Shikai Abilities:
The Rooster, to the Chinese it is a symbol in the second trine of the Chinese Calendar. The Rooster at it's worst represents obsessive and egotistical traits. Such traits are portrayed through Hinode o Shuchaku's abilities.
The obsession that Hinode possesses to accomplish his own goals is also set into Seiko. Through this Hinode grants Seiko the ability to gain and extreme focus and sense on the battle that he is enduring. Through this he is able to read bodily movements and even see the smallest strain of a muscle in order to better predict an incoming attack, as well as to precisely land his own. Moves such as a the tightened grip of a sword or a slight change in footing easily enables Seiko to dodge or block attacks. Where as he is able to view his own attacks in the same way. Collaborating with his own natural talent of battle he is able to use these methods in order to be a superb swordsman. Analyzing such things take minuet fractions of a second to complete and allow him to make decisions at an accelerated rate that is said to be up to three times his regular rate of thought processing, at his best.
While he gains in being obsessive his egotistical attitude also grows, which allows Hinode to increase his strength and speed to better suit his wild and rambunctious fighting style. His actions become much more precise, stronger, and faster, making him a rather difficult opponent to defeat. The more narcissistic he becomes with his skill the more reiatsu Hinode feeds out to him and places into his core strength and muscular tissue. His scrawny exterior becomes more dense and sculpted as he gains in reiatsu. In conjunction with adrenaline can serve to great heights allowing him to be able to maneuver in ways that seem near impossible. Such as being able to stay on his feet flat while completely parallel to the ground while his toes dig into the ground beneath, his body bending at his ankles. He is able to perform such a maneuver by focusing all of his reiatsu to his ankles and muscles that correlate for the short duration in order to endure such maneuvers without high amounts of fatigue. Of course this does not infinitely increase as he stays true to his egotistical behaviors. The limit to his abilities is enough for him to achieve 150% as a total in strength and 160% total in speed.
Though the longer he fights the more he is fatigued, as most abilities and fighting in general normally does. Not only this, but he does not gain in endurance at all as he actually uses his reiatsu not to block attacks, or soften the blows, but to counter attack with shear force with the time and opportunity he is given to do so. An opponent that is able to track his movements to a near extent to what he is able to will provide for an interesting fight. Those with heightened senses will also provide to be a challenge as they will be able to sense more than what he is able to as far as feel is concerned as his ability is strictly sight and hearing. Moves can easily be misinterpreted if the opponent is smart enough to catch on to his antics. Though he doesn't make them blatantly obvious by staring at each limb. He focuses on the person as a whole and the surroundings as well, so it could be difficult to figure out if one does not already know.
Ace in the Hole -
At the bottom of his Shikai's sheathe is a small rivet. To most all of his opponents this is just a simple slit in the sheathe for "design" purposes. However, this small area at the end of the sheath can actually be removed and when it is a dagger is revealed. This is Seiko's final stand in most cases and only uses it when his life is fate's end. His obsession to win will grant him a last wind giving him a boost of 200% speed as he draws the dagger and goes in for his last devastating blow. There isn't much technique to it, as he simply uses it as a cheap shot in order to stay alive.
• Bankai Description: (You may fill out your Bankai Description, but unless you get staff permission, you may not use your Bankai right off the bat. There are expectations, however.)
• Bankai Abilities: (You may fill out your Bankai Powers, but unless you get staff permission, you may not use your Bankai right off the bat. There are expectations, however.)
Born in the Zaraki district of Rukongai it is said that Seiko had been a criminal from birth. Being a child of misfortune circumstances as far as his parents were concerned. His parents were considered to be outlaws to Soul Society, notorious for their affiliation with outside organizations that led to openings within their walls. Exposing them to attacks. They seized and captured his parents when Seiko was five years old, their sentences being unknown to Seiko. With an over imaginative mind he began to pick up sticks and practice, or play, fighting with the other children that lived in the district. They often saw matches of the strongest that had been brought to the very district in order to fight against the strongest in Rukongai. The kids watched these fights and used them to develop their own swordsmanship and abilities, they saw no need for the other fancy stuff that some of the weaker swordsmen used. They purely wanted to have a cool style and fight when they were older.
So they did. As Seiko grew older, his skills with a sword excelled. Not only this, but his hand to hand combat had also become excellent and began to implement metal plates to the bottom of his wooden sandals. His head grew fat as he was able to surpass those that he once played swords with at a young age. He wanted to find someone that was more of a challenge, he wanted to continue to have fun being the best swordsman. However, their always seemed to be someone that was better, and he knew this would always stay true. He listened up for rumors that would lead him to the best and strongest swordsmen within all of the Zaraki District, but soon there weren't many left that wanted to stand up against him. After some time he had finally met someone that was finally willing to fight him to the death, however, Seiko only possessed a wooden sword. Overly confident in his abilities he still proceeded on with the fight and ended up on the top due to his high proficiency in hand to hand combat. He retrieved the man's sword and over time it shaped itself into a more unique model to him. Unsure, of what it meant exactly he left in search of answers and battles with the best. Traveling far and wide to the many different districts of Rukongai, he met with many different people that held different styles of fighting, strengths, and abilities. However, none of them seemed to pose much a threat, and that alone made him uninterested in continuing his journeys.
Taking a few years off to kick back and relax, he began to take in a few other interests of his: women. He began to go into a high pursuit of the most appealing woman that he could find, but was sadly turned down unless some fine drink was offered to them. Being a man of not much royalties besides his sword he decided that he would have to start living through his abilities. He sold his self and his abilities to many as he continued to travel throughout the districts of Rukongai. He became well known for his services, which he considered to be "badass", for a lack of a better word. However, his reputation would soon catch up with him.
After using his abilities for years with no end in order to help protect others when he wasn't robbing them and threatening their lives for small coin, he began to be approached by people. These people wished to take him on in order to see for themselves why he had be given the name "Seiko the Psycho". Though, not even he was really too sure about why he was called such a name. Either way he was becoming well known and people were coming to him for fights instead of the other way around. Which was just how he liked it. His own little twisted euphoria seemed to send him back to the Zaraki District where people came from far far away in order to beat him in battle. Many came close, but only one man was able to succeed. His name was never revealed, but he spoke about things that had to do with the being that was within him and his sword that he called a "Zanpakutō". Seiko only knew of such things to belong to Shinigami, but when he thought about it he realized that he was able to maneuver in such ways due to his spiritual pressure. His sword has changed appearances in order to reflect his inner being. The man told him to meditate with this Zanpakutō, but that was something that he was exactly interested in. "Fuck that" he told him before the man walked off leaving Seiko in a pool of his own blood. It was at that moment that he drifted off into a strange world that looked familiar to that of Rukongai's streets. There a large Rooster stood before him and spoke to him proverbs and riddles. Not wanting to play games with the delusional mind trip he was taking he tried to fight the Rooster, but the bird was far more skilled than he was.
After what seemed to be days of laying on the ground he finally awoke after being defeated time and time again against the bird. The Rooster told him that it seemed as though he didn't want to become stronger, because he wasn't trying hard enough to win against the Rooster. The Rooster told him that his own yearn to win was much greater than that of Seiko's. Seiko with a face of determination began to pledge himself to training the old fashion way building his physical strength and endurance in order to take the Rooster on once more. However, he was unsure how he would meet him again...
After training for days upon days Seiko fell into a daze and soon came to be flat with the dirt on the ground as he entered the world once more. The Rooster commended him on his efforts to become stronger, but told him that they would not be enough to taunt Seiko. Seiko not taking the words kindly lashed out and fought against the Rooster for several more days until he was finally able to land a hit on the Rooster. Furious in defeat the Rooster revealed it's name to be Hinode and told him that if he was to continue have the will to win that he would lend him his power. Seiko refused such power at first until the Rooster forced the ability onto him, from there on out Seiko knew that he was destined to be something greater than just some street fighter.
He continued to fight those that opposed him, but awaited the perfect opportunity for him to enter the Seireitei and find the strongest of all swordsman within those large white walls. He often found himself gazing up to the walls from the miles away he was, wishing that one of them would come as far as the Zaraki District to challenge him. To him, that would be the greatest honor...
Today he is still waiting for opponents and has even taken a larger interest in the Gotei 13. He has far past mastering his Shikai's abilities and continues to grow with his own strengths each day.