THE HOLLOW TEMPLATE
Enter The Hollow
I. Basic Information» Name:
Pan (His given name is Lukas)» Age:
Likely about 300 years» Gender:
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Pan is quite the scrawny hollow, though making up for his stick-like features by standing at about 15 feet with his full length, being more leg than body. A very interesting feature of him is that a majority of his torso is coated in thick fur, which ends where his tail starts. Stabbed into his back, however, are several large plugs, corking multiple holes on his back for an unforeseen purpose. His tail is quite long, possessing at it’s tip what is best described as a tuning fork. He also has two large wings, normally pressed to his sides, but behave as a second set of arms with their clawed ends, albeit more clumsy and delicate.» Appearance Image:
II. Personality» Personality:
Pan isn’t much of an emotional hollow, normally sitting to the sidelines to watch things unfold unless they are things he feels strongly about. He is a selective mute; normally never opening his mouth (or in his peculiar case, moving his holes), since he was raised to keep his views and mind silent. He doesn’t like being pressured to speak, often one to lash out at any who try to force words from him. He doesn’t even make his thoughts and intentions very clear, even in the most casual of circumstances. Most times he just stands still, stares, or perform an unpredictable action. There is no body reading with this hollow, because his body expresses nothing 90% of the time.
Even if he is quite strong on silence, there is a sort of childish innocence to his actions. He has a strange sort of curiosity, such as unscrewing random street lights and watching the reactions of others, mostly the spiritually unaware, freak out about the light “moving on it’s own”. Along with that, he has a plentiful amount of “hiding places” where he keeps hordes of discarded toys; most of these being in abandoned buildings or sewers. He also has a single place in Hueco Mundo, hidden extremely well, where his largest horde of treasure is and also frequently visits. He didn’t get to have a proper childhood, so it would appear to any that he was making up for it.
Of course, the conversion from plus to hollow would make any lose their marbles at first, especially with Pan’s sort of circumstances, he was an animal in mind for a good hundred years, til his desires spoke much louder than instincts, and in turn regained humanity, to a fault. Pan is in no way a completely straight being, his sheer lack of body language being a huge indicator of that. His lack of empathy for “cruel” adults and obsession towards the preservation of children’s innocence can also be a few red flags for his negative behavior, along with his habit with compulsive hoarding and maintaining of what would look to be garbage to most. His tendency to being away from the crowd also would be unsettling to many, not helping he has the form of a beast. Even if he has many unsettling traits, he is nowhere near a ravenous monster, and is rather docile in nature when not having his unlife threatened by Shinigami or Quincy.
III. History» History:
Pan was, like many hollows, just a simple human. Nothing special about this boy; just another ball of meat sludging from the womb like any other mortal being. Lukas was his name, though he was born from an unfortunate woman from an unfortunate family; they were strongly misandrist, bitter women, and having a vile little boy born instead of a beautiful little girl evoked quite the upset. Now, his mother wasn’t like her sisters or aunts or (even if they were few) uncles, she rather was a weak-willed coward who lived in dominion of the sexist attitudes of her family. Having a boy was the worst outcome she could have had, so she initially lied, til the inevitable happened.
Her family flogged her with insults, abuse, and distasteful attitude, all for having a little boy. The woman still loved her son, very very dearly, and tried hard to keep him safe from her morally repugnant family, telling her to starve him and delay his learning so he “wouldn’t have an unfair advantage” over his female cousins. Even if she adored him so dearly, she was a single mother who lost her love, because she was a pushover, she wasn’t strong at all, and being flogged for having a boy pushed her over the edge…
At the age of two, his mother attempted suicide, having tried to kill both him and herself in order to escape, but failed, and was admitted to psychiatric help. This inevitably put him in the hands of the people who gave her strife in the first place; he was given to his eldest aunt, who of course looked angrily upon the child. Every day after the traumatic incident, she would tell him it was his fault his mom tried to die. It was his fault, he shouldn’t have been born, and thus had to be punished. Not a rational train of thought, but beliefs were stronger than ration for many.
He was always treated as inferior to his older cousin, only being allowed to eat as soon as both of them were done (sometimes they both purposefully took long to get him drooling over the food he couldn’t eat) and would give him a good whipping if he even breathed on the plate, was home schooled by her the first few years as an “intensive education on the patriarchy and how his existence permeated the cruelty of males”, but it was really just a two hour rant session of how terrible he was for simply existing along with a few actually educational lessons. The worst of his treatment, is that he was rarely allowed to speak. His aunt was merciless with him in this regard, any attempts of just speaking on his own would result in her giving him the silent treatment or screaming and hitting him with whatever non-lethal object she could get her hands on. He was told to never speak unless spoken to by a woman, because he had to give ladies a chance to speak their minds, though this evolved into “Never speak, and if you do speak, it is conditional, and it better not be anything we don’t like, or else.”.
Being told never to speak his mind or come out, Lukas spent seven long years all by himself, even if he did eventually start normal school. The boy was too far gone mentally to be easily receptive of change, a life of silence and oppression all that he had known. He saw himself as part of the problem, the cause of the world’s cruelty, which ordinarily would drive any child to harmful behaviors, but he only grew apathetic, towards himself and others. He distanced himself from the world, often going to an abandoned home to escape it all.
However, this didn’t last long, because at the mere age of 10, the boy was thrown into a situation he’d never imagine; his death. A weekend, he chose a weekend, to stay at the abandoned house, to hide himself away. His aunt wouldn’t care, it was one weekend…
The boy was asleep, til he was suddenly ripped from slumber, two much larger figures hoisting his body up, and up, to what felt to be the heavens for him. He screamed and struggled, but none came to save him. He felt something wrap around his neck in the darkness, the two figures standing in front of him as the boy choked and struggled.
“This is perfect!” One of them exclaimed.
“Yeah! If we get one of these hollows, they’ll fear us! They won’t screw with us ever again!”
“Isn’t killing someone kind of.. Extreme, though?” A third walked into the room, out of the corner of the boy’s fading vision.
“Don’t be an idiot! That’s the only way we’ll get one! Do you want to get pushed around for the rest of your life?”
“N-no…” The third figure sniffled.
“Then we gotta fuck them right up! So hard they’ll never hurt us again!”
His consciousness faded, and soon his life. Soon he was by his body, abruptly waking to see the same figures in the room, being some young teens, who looked pretty damn upset.
“Where is it?! Where is the hollow? I thought if we killed someone we would have gotten one!”
“Oh no… Oh no… We killed someone.. We’re in so much trouble…” The one previously exclaiming in joy was now sunk to the ground, sobbing in realization that they fucked up, badly. The third one was already leaving the house.
“Don’t be an idiot! We just gotta…. We just gotta make it look like he killed himself! Besides, he… It isn’t like anyone cared about him, right? They wouldn’t miss him.. Cmon, help me wipe stuff.”
Lukas was confused; they couldn’t see him, his body was hanging lifelessly from the noose, and there was a weird chain poking from his chest. It was an unsettling time for him, watching the teens clean everything and get rid of anything that would indict them as the perpetrators.
“Messier! Use your left hand! He’s a stupid 4th grader, their writing looks shitty!”
“I’m trying, i’m trying!” The teary eyed boy finished the note throwing it on the ground and the duo running away.
Lukas took a look outside, the sun having long risen, to expose a world of hulking monsters with white masks. He took this as a sign to stay inside, sometimes tugging at or watching his chain slowly chew away as time went on. Soon the place was full of officers, thinking it as a suicide. Lukas felt resent bubble in him, days upon days of watching his body being defiled and soon taken down. It was a crawling sort of fear, watching your body having whatever done to it without consent…
And a long time later, he heard singing outside.
At the pinnacle of his anger, there was singing. About him. He was almost happy, if it weren’t his family doing it. They had an entire setup in front of his deathplace, a party where he died. This made the boy beyond angry, the normally lax and passive child building rage, as he watched them all, happy and alive. He was shocked to even see his mother there, though away from the partying maniacs, as they desecrated his safe place. Soon his aunt, the same who had put him through so much, chimed a glass, and gave the fakest speech of how much she loved him and missed him he ever heard from her.
Tears were in his eyes, as his hand rose, grabbing the now short chain jutting from his chest. Something inside him snapped, and compelled his action.
It was so fast; He ripped the chain out, a blinding of intense rage, bodies, blood, consumption, everywhere, til it was only his cowering mother left. He didn’t kill her, no no. In his state, he gave her a far worse punishment. Even if she couldn’t see him, he grasped her with his tail, writing right in front of her in the dirt, “You should have saved me”, releasing the acid-burned woman to the ground, as all sense turned to nonsense for him.
He spent an obscene amount of time in Hueco Mundo the first hundred years, obsessively collecting toys and hiding them away in a secret place where he alone could enjoy them. Even in this state, he hadn’t harmed a single human. Not a single one, nay. Instead, he devoured hollows, for a long time, until his sense was regained.
And when that sense was regained, he went on an epidemic; he’d watch families, crawl on walls, stalk children, and if the child appeared tortured, he’d give the adults a good taste of their medicine; He never harmed them physically, only gave them quite the psychological scarring. Enough to make them think twice of harming their children again.
A hollow to this day, even having a phenomenon named after his actions in some cities; Pan Hysteria, much like the character from the children’s story. It was a nice name to him, in which he took it on, instead of Lukas, for it felt he was a different being than the crushed little child who died for no reason...
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V. Racial Techniques/Abilities/Skills» Racial Abilities:
Homing Bala: For more simplicity in firing them and to compensate for his body shape, Pan can create Balas that can detect targets and, when let loose, follow after then until they hit something, whether it be the target, another person, or something that got in their way. They aren’t intelligently designed to take the path of least resistance, so if he were fighting in a city, it’s more likely the Bala will hit a random object the target was near rather than just sharply avoid it.
Specified Garganta: Not much different than the generic skill, but Pan can travel to a specific spot of Hueco Mundo with his, however he’d have to know the place very well and have a sort of attachment to it. The only place that meets the proper criteria is his secret horde, which he frequently visits to make sure isn’t destroyed or disturbed.
VI. Powers» Hollow Power:
Tuning Strike: That tail, is no simple tail. It’s a tuning fork of sorts, except it’s ability to vibrate has been enhanced by many, many times. It is actually able to slice through objects with vibrations alone; the collision with an object creates a strong ringing noise, mere milliseconds later it explodes from the potent vibrations ripping it apart. The harder he wacks his tail against something, the stronger the resulting explosion will be from the vibrations expanding it. Now you may wonder, what effects does this have on organic beings directly? Well, in comparison to solid matter… No, you wouldn’t explode into a mess of bloodied meat if you’re a squishy fleshbeast or whatever stuff hollows or shinigami are made of. The effects aren’t deadly per se, since the vibrations are mostly cushioned in living beings due to their anatomy. The absolute worst damage it could perform on one’s body would be bruising organs or breaking bones if he placed a well planned strike.
Vibration Sensing: Pan has uncanny skills in hearing; his ears are very good for listening to vibrations. They are so specific, that he can even identify individuals by their footsteps and heartbeat. It isn’t very useful in combat, but it would sniff out any trying to sneak up on him. It would be difficult to avoid being detected by him, unless one was given training to be at a ghost’s ghost level of stealth expertise.
A much more heavy utilization of the holes on his body; By puffing in air, Pan can “rip” his mouth open to release a devastating roar, any caught in the way of it being able to be blown half a mile away if no object holds resistance to the path. It has a small radius of strong effect, being about 20 feet away from the front of him until the strength sharply diminishes. Though this ability is fast to shoot, it has it’s flaws. The second he takes in air to shoot, he HAS to shoot it; this brings the issue of aiming, since he can’t react if the target suddenly moves from the path of destruction. This also causes him to sort of lag a bit when the shot is produced, giving the opponent a good few seconds to strike, if they were to move from the firing path and go to strike him, he’s helpless for those few seconds til the roar finishes.
By puffing up his body, he can fire firm needles laced with his acidic reiatsu at 360 degrees of him. This ability has no conscious know of friend or foe however, since it is an area affect that can harm any within 30 unobstructed feet of him. This ability is also exhausting to use, because it’s a redirectional flow of energy inside of him, rather than what would naturally occur. The corks prevent what could occur, though he hasn’t figured out how to remove them.
Through the Eye of A Pin:
Much like an octopus, Pan can squeeze through many cracks and crevices, no matter how small they are, in a very quick span of time despite his size. His body is rubbery and flexible despite it’s skin-and-bones appearance, being rather malleable to allow this ability to be. It can be a useful way to slip away from a fight (Which slipping away from confrontation, is indeed his specialty) to appear as if he just vanished. He’d be much slower to slip through if he didn’t finesse the skill of squeezing through, so a simple shoving a hand through and pushing can get him into somewhere else in mere seconds.
Shadow Sulking: Not to be confused with the ability specific to the Demon race, he is able to walk along shadows and blend into them, much like a chameleon. He can travel much faster if he walks from shadow to shadow, as opposed to just walking in sunlight. Moonlight however, negates this ability’s effectiveness entirely. He can’t melt into them, but he can at least camouflage and hide as if he was never visible.
Banshee’s Cry: Using the uncovered holes on his body, Pan releasing an eardrum-rupturing shriek that he can maintain for a total of three posts straight. This ability can stagger or paralyze most enemies who’s Focus skill is under his, the effects worsening the lower they are in comparison.
Haunting Sonata: A single toned melody that the hollow creates with his holes. It is a haunting song, able to cripple opponents by bringing instinctual fear to the forefront and amplifying it. Those with a Willpower/Determination skill lower than his, will be easier to trap in the effects.
Same ranks just feel some minor things like goosebumps and hair raisings, not much of an effect.
1 rank below will feel the tamest of the affecting symptoms, being a fear that could paralyze one, though the paralysis can easily be fought off by anyone at this level. They will, however, be plagued by fear as long as he sings.
2 ranks below will feel anxiety upon hearing the song, probably buckle their knees and feel numb. The symptoms could be muscled through, but it's much harder compared to the prior two.
3 ranks below will feel quite the bulk of these symptoms, becoming completely paralyzed and full of fear, to the point of sweating and tears. It's not just fear they'd feel, their minds would also come up with reason, after reason, after reason, to feel it. Whatever fears and concerns one would feel, they would all be brought to the forefront in this state.
4 ranks below will be everything 3 ranks below is, but what becomes scary is that the fears turn into intense hallucinations. They blur the line of fantasy and reality, the fear so shocking and realistic it'd be like it's occurring all over again...
I. Skill Sheet[SKILL SHEETS ARE NOT TO BE FILLED OUT UNTIL AFTER A TIER IS GIVEN! WILL SKILLS WILL BE GIVEN BY THE STAFF MEMBER THAT GRADES YOUR APP! FOR MORE INFORMATION, LOOK AT THIS THREAD]
Additional Note: The skill sheets, as of Saturday, February 10, 2018, have had small additions. There are new skills, and Master has been renamed to "Elite". Furthermore, Master is now the bridge in-between Elite and Grand Master. For more information, and the rest of the skill sheets, READ THIS THREAD
- Durability: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Trained/Beginner/Untrained
- General Speed: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Strength: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Weapon Skill: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Acid Skill: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Garganta : Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Cero/Bala: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Regeneration: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Willpower/Determination: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Mental Deduction: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Pain Endurance: Elite/Advanced//Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Focus: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
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