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I. Basic Information» Name:
Ryoko» Alias: » Age:
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I. Personality» Personality: Tired:
One thing that most will notice about Ryoko is how tired she is all of the time. It is almost like sleep does nothing to refresh her mind, when it is in fact that she always maximizing the amount of mental threads she can safely maintain, thus keeping herself in a state of walking exhaustion throughout all points of the day. To deal with this Ryoko has turned to napping throughout most of the day, particularly enjoying doing such in the warmth of the sun.Scatterbrained:
Yet another side effect of her mental technique, her attention to several different thought patterns at once can make it seem like Ryoko is not all there at times. Those who speak to her often can attest to her tendency to swap from topic to topic with no apparent reason, sometimes even switching topics mid sentence.Friendly:
For those who actually strike up a conversation with Ryoko, they will find that she can be quite the friendly individual. Despite the tiredness that pervades her, she will often smile and chatter on with those who approach her.Strongly held moral beliefs:
While her voice might be soft, Ryoko's conviction to her beliefs is unbending in the face of adversity. There is no convincing Ryoko that her beliefs are wrong and those that attempt to will often find themselves faced with the animosity of this shinigami. Worse yet are those who would act against these morals, hurting others or betray those that trust them, for these Ryoko will use every resource she has to hunt them down.
I. History» History:
Ryoko was born in the summer of 2013 to two loving parents, Mary and Jonathan Ashburn. Originally from America, the couple had immigrated to Japan where Jonathan had obtained a job in a computer security firm. Settling in Karakura town, they had their only child, Ryoko, and their life seemed perfect. Ryoko showed herself early on to be even brighter than her father, a true genius of the era. She quickly accelerated through the schooling system, graduating from high school at the age of 15. Due to this swift progress in school, Ryoko was a loner throughout her early life, unable to truly make friends until she entered university. There she was able to meet others who could understand her brilliance to a degree, people who she could actually talk to and have them understand what she was saying. By the time she was an adult, she had a small group of friends, a degree, and spoke 3 languages fluently.
With her degree and intelligence, it was easy for Ryoko to find a job, and soon she was supporting herself in a small townhouse. While she would often go out with her friends, she did not look for anything more than her small group of friends, content with the companionship they offered. Though they often brought her to bars and clubs where people would try to pick her up, Ryoko never paid any attention to those individuals. Unfortunately, some of these individuals did not take well to being ignored by her, often throwing insults and rarely a threat or two at her. Still she ignored them, seeing them as petty individuals not worthy of her notice.
Walking home from work one day, Ryoko noticed a shadow following her. Speeding up, she tried to ditch the individual trailing her, but she was quite unexperienced and failed. When she finally arrived at her home and tried to pull out the keys, a figure dashed out at her, grabbing her from behind and slicing her throat open, causing her death. As police arrived at the scene Ryoko, now a ghost, tried to inform them of the identity of the man who killed her. Unfortunately, they could not hear her, and after trying several times she just walked off, sadness permeating her. After wandering around for a couple days, a nice Shinigami found her and sent her off to the soul society.
Ryoko’s early time in soul society was comfortable, being able to gain enough food and shelter to keep her happy, though lonely. The people here seemed not to be able to comprehend her thinking, unable to keep up with her intelligence. After several lonely weeks, she made up her mind to go to the one place that might contain someone who could keep up with her: the Gotei 13. To do so though, she would first have to go through the Shinigami academy. Applying there, it was quite obvious that she had the spiritual energy to become the Shinigami (given training) and the intelligence to do so. With great fervor Ryoko worked herself through the courses, often able to be found in the library, several books spread out before her. It was during this time that she developed her unique ability to multitask flawlessly, losing no mental prowess in the process. With her insane study schedule and dedication, she easily graduated from the academy in a mere 2 years. With her graduation came her acceptance in to the kido corps, due to her heightened ability with kido.
With her time in the kido corps, Ryoko set about practicing her physical fighting capabilities rather than enhancing her kido. She had no desire to rise up the ranks, rather happy with where she was. It was during this time that she discovered her zanpakto spirit, and learned from it. She learned that her body was actually her zanpakto, and how to forge light in to what it was not. With time and practice she mastered all the basic techniques her zanpakto would teach her, and continued practicing her physical abilities while sending hard light clones of herself to cover her guard duties and the like. However, with her use of clones she swiftly became drained of energy, leading to her usually being found resting on a rooftop somewhere. With the eventual reformation of the Gotei 13 in to the Gotei United she was shifted in to the First Division due to her kido skills degrading and her combat skills increasing.
I. Equipment» Equipment:
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I. Racial Techniques/Abilities/Skills» Racial Abilities: Mental Prowess:
One of the interesting things about Ryoko is her mental prowess. While one might not realize it due to her lazy attitude, she is in fact quite intelligent. However, it is not her intelligence that is most important, it is her ability to multitask flawlessly. Able to separate her thoughts in to many different directions without any noticeable decrease in her mental capabilities, Ryoko is able to multiply her effective thought time immensely. However, each individual "thread" of thought requires its own mental energy to function, causing Ryoko to tire out rather quickly if she pushes the amount of "thought threads" she maintains at a single time. Going too far will also cause headaches and if pushed to its upper limit Ryoko will pass out simply from the exertion on her mental capabilities. Ryoko can safely maintain 1 thought thread per rank in mental deduction (1 at beginner, 2 at adept, etc), plus 2 per rank in focus.
I. Sealed Powers » Zanpakutô Name:
Or Nishamati» Zanpakutô Spirit Appearance:
Or Nishamati takes the form of a young androgynous individual with spiky white hair. Soft sky blue eyes look outwards from their pale skinned face. Dressed in a simple sky blue t-shirt and jeans, and finishing off with a pair of white sneakers, Or Nishamati is not what most would expect of a powerful zanpakuto spirit.» Inner World:
White. That's the only word that can really be used to describe Ryoko's inner world. Just a vast empty whiteness, an endless expanse filled with nothing but this bright white.» Zanpakutô Appearance:
One of the strange things about Ryoko is that her body is the sealed form of her zanpakuto. This means that in sealed form Ryoko and her zanpakuto's physical form are one and the same.» Sealed Zanpakutô Power:Hard light creations:
One of the base uses of Ryoko's light based powers, this ability allows her to create solid objects out of light through the manipulation of light's properties turning it in to more of a particle than a wave. These creations can be in any shape and size, though the larger the size and more durable the object the more energy it requires to create. Once created Ryoko only has to pay the object enough attention to keep the energy (and therefore the object) from dispersing.Illusions:
The other base use of Ryoko's light based powers is the ability to create visual illusions. This is done by altering light within certain areas so that what is reflected in to the eyes of others (and therefore seen) is that of what the illusion appears to be and not that of reality. Due to the need to constantly modify the light in certain areas, each illusion requires the use of one of her thought threads to maintain. However, due to the high detail of reality, these illusions are rarely perfect, and those with a mental deduction skill equal to or higher than her own can pick up on these imperfections in the patterns of her illusions, allowing them to deduce their true nature.False Zanpakuto:
One of the abilities Ryoko has developed in order to hide her otherwise lack of a visibly separate zanpakuto, this combines her illusion ability with that of a hard light creation to create a plain looking katana. The cutting edge is formed of singular hard light particles running down the length of a blade, creating an atomically thin cutting edge. Due to her continuous use of this ability, Ryoko has eliminated the need for her to utilize a thought thread for this particular illusion.Hard light clones:
One of the most interesting abilities Ryoko has created is her hard light clones. This combines her illusion abilities with her hard light creation and mental prowess to create additional bodies that Ryoko can control remotely. This ability differs from her normal hard light creations in that it is made with the same flexibility as Ryoko's body, allowing her to mimic the movements of her own body. An illusion covering the clone creates a perfect duplicate of Ryoko's appearance, thus making it impossible to tell the difference between original and clone through visual means. The clones are created to have the same physical characteristics as Ryoko, though they lack the ability to utilize any supernatural abilities that Ryoko can. This is due to the clones having no source of their own spiritual energy, and thus nowhere to draw energy from that wouldn't destabilize their own hard light bodies. However, Ryoko only has access to their eyesight and hearing in terms of senses. This is due to her power being based on light, and while she can manipulate the light entering their eyes to "see" through them, other senses are lost on her. Fortunately, she has devised a way to transform sound in to light by creating a thin hard light membrane in the clone's ear, and having a pinprick of light increase and decrease in intensity depending on the vibrations of that membrane, similar to how a computer translates sound from a microphone in to an electrical current (except light instead of electricity). She can then pick up on this light with her powers, allowing her to translate said light in to actual sound. Usually, the clones are created with their own false zanpakuto blade in order to utilize their skills with it, though they can be created without, relying on hand to hand combat. The one real limitation of this ability is that each clone requires its own dedicated thought thread to function, effectively limiting the number of clones to the number of free threads Ryoko has available.
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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
- Hoho: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Kidō: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Zanjutsu: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Hakuda: 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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