THE SHINIGAMI TEMPLATE
Enter The Shinigami
I. Basic Information» Name:
Sweetheart, Red, Shiny, Sunshine» Age:
Apparent Age: 7» Gender:
[What is this Shinigami associated with? A certain character? A selection of characters? A nation? An Organization? State their association and which characters they are tethered to]» Appearance Image:
I. Personality» Personality:
Imaginative: When Akane was seperated, her first goal was trying to figure out a way to go back to her father as quickly as possible. She was forced into a state, where she had to improve on her own power to become a member seperate in the Gotei, and no longer attached to Mitsuyo. because of this jarring news, she let her imagination run wild to ways that she could fake her power to get results as quick as possible. This leads to her eventually having multiple forms of release and multiple body types.
Cowardice: She never wanted to fight, and even less considering she is considerably younger and weaker than most around her. Because of this, she is often too scared to get in a fight with anyone, and usually runs away before she gets hurt. If she gets into a situation where she has to fight, she does not want to hurt anyone, and her mind does not process killing as an option.
Rebellious: Despite the split from her father, she will at time's sneak away by "going to sleep". When she goes to sleep, her body vanishes from the physical world, but in actuality cause her to return to Mitsuyo's blade to sleep with him at her side. Often times she isn't truly tired and uses taking a nap as an excuse to be with her father.
Expressive: When she is in a proper head space, it is well know. She will do actions such as running in place, swaying on the heels of her feet, swinging from side to side, or being very vulnerable to hugs. This head space is often very rare to see, as she usually missed her father too much to get there, but when a person brings out this personality, she will become highly energetic and almost annoying to deal with how overbearing she can become.
I. History» History:
"Yes Akane, what's wrong sunshine?
"I can't go to sleep... can you tell me a story...
Surime giggled, and lifted Akane on her lap, "Would you like to here the one of Violet again?
Akane nodded, as she nestled in the nook of Surime's arms to listen
"Once upon a time, there was a beautiful woman. Many people knew of her beauty and wanted to take her for themselves. She was tall, slender, with long black hair and glowing purple eyes. Decoraing her hair were multiple violet flowers that were pure white and soft, just as her skin. And just as her hair, her dress was long, black, flowy and graceful with each step she took.
"She sound like you mommy!
Surime giggled again, "Yes, her and I shared a pretty similar look, but I assure you I was nothing like her.
" Surime stroked through Akane's hair and smiled as she continued the story. "Those who wanted her beauty would go to the ends of the world to find her and call her name, Violet~ Violet~ Petals and Eyes of Violet~. Share your beauty, share your grace, Violet~
" she softly sang as she rocked Akane back and forth on her knees, but Akane was fighting her ability to fall asleep, as her eyes fixated on Surime as her story was told. "However, Violet chose not to answer their call. No matter how much they sang, how long they pleaded, how loud they cried. Violet resisted their temptation.
"Why was she tempted mommy?
"She was told at a young age, a person would come to hold her and turn her back into her form as a radiant flower, but as she became of age, she realized she could control who could hold her and who was only there for her beauty.
Akane softly spoke "Woah... a flower that did not want to be picked...?
Surime giggled "Exactly. In fact, she did not want to be picked so much, that when she ran away, she grew in the most harsh of lands so that no one could ever reach her, and if they did, she would sprout thorns as a defense. They would stick into anyone who tried to pick her as a reminder that she was not to be touched. However... there was one wielder who could deal with the thorns. He did not see the beauty in Violet, but only saw that a woman lost in a desert, and it would not survive for long on it's own. Without hesistation, he carried Violet for thousands of miles, himself falling over before she did, only to give her a home, to bathe her, and to protect her. Violet asked "Why would you harm yourself for me? You are by far the most foolish of all who tried." To which the man replied,
"Beauty is not seen, it is made. I am here, not because you are beautiful, but because you will become beautiful.
"The man reached his hand to Violet's cheek
", and as Surime spoke that line, she reached out to Akane and placed a flower in her hair, to tie back her bangs, "And within an instant, Violet smiled and faded into a bouquet of violets for the man to use. And rather than the man giving them away, he continued to water and plant them in garden dedicated only to her, so the world could see. Akane, as you become older, there will be people who will treat you like Violet, and only see you as a child and easy to control. I want you to be like Violet, Do not let anyone control who you are, and what you can become...
" And within that phrasing, Akane sleepily nodded and fell asleep in Surime's arms.
Surime giggled as she whispered to herself just soft enough so that Akane could not pay attention, "I will tell you what my name means when you are older...
I. Equipment» Equipment:
A basic accessory from the casual observer, however this clip was given to Akane by Mitsuyo's zanpukuto spirit, Sumire. This clip gives her a constant connection with Akane, so that when Akane is outside of the blade, her moveset is still readily accessible for Mitsuyo, therefor no loosing his shikai's effects with Akane' gone. This also allows for Sumire and Mitsuyo to have constant mental connection to her without Mitsuyo's need for Jinzen as a way to talk to his spirits. Finally, this clip asks as a spiritual tracker for knowing of Akane's presence at all times for her parents.
I. Racial Techniques/Abilities/Skills» Racial Abilities:
Because she is created with the spirit of a zanpakuto's spirit, Akane can control how much of her power is released at a given time. Often times this means she can remain in her shikai state, regardless of how much strain it may put on her body. She does not need to have her blade out for this spike to occur, as she was "in charge" of Mitsuyo's shikai prior to her separation from his blade.
Manipulation of Light:
As the zanpakuto of Mitsuyo, her powers are based in the control of light and light sources. Mitsuyo's blade dealt with the encompassing of light, and using it's colors as a way to rewrite the pain thresholds of an enemy. Although she may not control the pain tolerance of others, she knows that she can use light to her advantage as she trains. Towards the beginning of her training, she would only able to control light sources generated off of herself, but as she progresses, she will learn multitudes of tricks within the manipulation of light and colors to further enhance her combat prowess.
As the spirit in charge of Mitsuyo's shikai, when Mitsuyo releases, it's possible for her to be taken away into his blade to retain his strength. However as she develops as a seperate entity, her control over this recalling can be reduced and controlled.
When Akane is utilized in RP, she will go through an aging process, I will be using this aging as a way to say she is gaining more control of her energy and her powers. There are 3 stages in which Akane will be roleplayed within,
The first will be her initial "Baby" stage. Here she will not even have a constant release, and will imagine herself as what she would like to do with her shikai when she gets to that stage of progression, this being titled "Aspect of Luminosity". In that time, she will be very sporadic in her thoughts, and it really won't make sense to what she can do or control.
As she reaches her "teenage" years, this is when her constant release ability comes into play, as now she control how much energy she can output at a given time, this stage being titled "Aspect of Twilight". Here her control will be more linear, but feel rather whimsical as she is grasping the ideas of what the stages of combat are, but still hold onto her childish nature. When reaching this state, she will have her previous shikai replaced, as well as gaining access to Bankai, so long as her tier allows her to do so.
Finally, in her young adulthood, her power is defined even more, as she no longer focuses on trying to have a grasp on combat, but rather a grasp on herself and what she would like to do. In turn, she focuses less about having a flashy ability set, and more of trying to be direct in what she can do. This period is labeled "Aspect of the Dawnbringer", and will replace the shikai and bankai gained in her teen years, in addition to the ability to unlock shikokai if the tier level is available.
I(a)» Shikai Release Phrase:
What is Shikai? : Aspect of Luminosity
Banish the Shadows» Shikai Release Action:
Usually within her appearance she wears some type of flower. Whether it be as a beret, hair clip, or on her eyepatch, she will pick away at one of the petals. As she picks away at the petal it flashes as a wave of bright white light and transforms into a blade. The only time this will be unique is in her training, where she wields two separate swords.
She has three shikai that are available to her, though because of her size, they can only be held for a certain amount of time depending on her size. » Baby Akane: Shikai Appearance:
Akane actually ages downward, making her weaponry eject from her body, rather than being attached to/holding onto it. Because of the conservation of energy in this way, she can stay in this form for much longer than her other two forms. It would probably be able to outlast most other shikai durations in her tier, since she is sacrificing her own energy and placing it into her weaponry instead. » Baby Akane: Shikai Abilities:
As a half of Mitsuyo's original zanpakuto spirits, Akane's abilities had to deal with the total manipulation of the electromagentic light spectrum. However because she was young in her conception, Surime limited her control and was only tasked with the Infrared spectrum and visible light. With this form, she uses her predominant control of Infrared energy to aid her in combat. When her eyes are opened, she emits a nigh invisible beam of infra-red light onto what ever she is staring at. This beam does not have any attacking capablities and posses no damage on it's own. The laser will become visible when on a solid object, similar to a red laser. The effects of this laser over time are to feel like radiaton therapy, or Low Light Laser Therapy, which is a type of therapeutic technique that shines waves of Infra-red light on a person to relieve tension, stress, anxiety, and eventually cause sleep. As the battle progresses with the light on the opponent, they will begin to slowly loses their speed stats while at the same time increasing her own. The counter to this would be simply getting out of her field of vision, as the duration for the beam does not stack, and the speed debuff will be removed once out of sight from Akane rather rapidly.
Akane has 4 creatures that are recreated from the shadows around her. The forms then solidify into creatures that have no limbs, and no eyes, only mouths. These figures will automatically attack anything that Akane is gazing at and will not veer off of their pathing although some may take alternative routes to reach their target. The four friends are Bitey, Shiny, Zoom-Zoom and Heavy. Each of these creatures interact with her laser pointer in certain ways to give her attacks within her child form. The forms can be destroyed, but since they are from shadows, they do not take a long time to reform themselves, taking 1 post to regenerate., with the exception of Heavy being 2 posts.
The "physical" shadow form. This friend relies heavily on barraging enemies with attacks up close by using it's teeth to swiftly bite down on foes. When it successfully bites down on a foe however, it will take a turn to try to unlatch itself to the enemy. When it successfully bites on an enemy it has two options, the first option is continuing to hold onto the enemy, and weigh them down, draining their speed stats with the low light emissions induced from its mouth. The second option is denotation, Akane will scream "Boom!" at the creature and it will slowly rip at it's seams and explode as a bomb to deal damage and cause a temporary blindness due to the flash of the explosion. If detonated, it will take two posts to return rather than one.
The "mage" shadow form. The friend relies on creating a series of lasers that eject from it's mouth to deal damage in front of it. Shiny has two types of laser attacks. The first is "Disco!", when Akane calls that name, Shiny spins rapidly in place and fires out 10 lasers in an omni-directional light show. As it spins, it is locked in place, but the "turret" stays active in that spot for 2 turns, before needing to recharge. After those 2 turns, Shiny would need 2 posts before becoming active again. It's second attack is "Fire!" Where Shiny opens it's mouth wise and fires a large orange beam from it's mouth, replicating the effects of a Cero in terms of damage and appearance. This is Shiny's default attack, and takes a post to recover it from being fired.
The "support" shadow form. This friend relies heavily on it's speed to deflect and block incoming attacks that are targeted at Akane. When it senses danger, the form will fly as fast as possible to sit in front of the attack and negate it's effects by open it's mouth to eat the attack whole. Depending on the strength of the attack, and the strength of Akane herself, the attack can be fully eaten, or damage can be negated, at the cost of destroying Zoom-Zoom. Regardless if Zoom-Zoom is used in this way, it would take 5 posts before it can collect another attack.
The "tank" shadow form. This friend relies on protecting Akane similar to Zoom-Zoom, but rather than having a heavy need to defend, Heavy relies on attacks to push and pull people to or away from Akane. Heavy is a large, cube like structure that Akane sits on top of to command her army of shadows, but it also has it's ability "Silly String!". This ability allows it to open it's mouth and fire 3 tethers in front of it, in an attempt to bind the enemy. From there it can reel the catch in, or toss the catch away. When Heavy is out, it's strength stats will be based on how many tethers connected onto the opponent, one tether being 1x strength, two being 1.5X strength, and all three being 2X strength.
I(b).Training For Shikai: Aspect of Twilight ((Upon Akane reaching this state, Mitsuyo will gain a Power Upgrade, "Shine Brighter")) » Teen Akane: » Teen Akane: Shikai Abilities:
Queue the Light Show!:
When Akane releases this form she gains two passive abilities.
The first of which are her Light Butterflies. These Butterflies are generated from pure hard light and a mixture of her own reiastu that she pulls from the air around her. She generates a total of 5 of these butterflies every post that she is active, up to a maximum of 30 that can be out at once. Even though these are made of light, they can be destroyed so long as they are targeted properly, but can only be destroyed through physical attacks. Abilities that utilize magic, usually generate light or an aura that the butterflies will become attracted to, causing them to land on the opponent after a post has gone by with the magic being utilized.
However, for those who are not too keen on using magic, her second passive takes care of that issue, but creating a beacon of light above the enemy that the butterflies can flock to. In comparison to their attraction to magic as a beacon, this beacon is a lot slower, and would usually cause the butterflies to start landing passively on the opponent every 4 turns.
When Akane's butterflies land on an opponent, they do not initially deal damage, but instead cycle through colors. They have the choice between Red, Yellow and Green, and these colors will cycle automatically based on the opponent's Focus ability. Generally, those who are above Akane's Focus will experience a slower cycle pattern than those who are equal to or below her own, on average however, the butterfly will flap their wings twice before cycling colors. The butterfly will always start on green upon landing. And during green there are no initial status effects when using the area where the butterfly landed. When the butterfly reaches yellow however, the butterfly will begin reducing the strength of a specific stat based on the color of the antennae that extend off of the top of its head, red being strength, orange being durablity, blue being speed, green being weapon skill, and purple being mental skills. The stats will be drained slowly based on the amount of flaps, but the maximum amount it can drain is 2X the strength of said skill.
Upon the Butterfly changing red, the limb that the butterfly is attached to is not allowed to move, otherwise the butterfly will explode outwards as both a beam of light and a boon of damage dealt to the enemy. The radiance of the light causing more of her butterflies to be attracted to the source and swarm to the same area once more. The explosion extends outwards to a 3 meter diameter and then collapses in on itself, back into a butterfly as it recharges off of the light in the area around it. Although the individual butterfly is recharging, there are multiple butterflies in the area that can be latched onto the source. In addition to that, the butterflies are not isolated to the one area as multiple butterflies can latch onto one area or multiple areas at once all with possibly different cycles.
I. I Have A Bankai?!» Bankai Appearance:
[What does your Shinigami look like when released in their bankai?]» Bankai Abilities:
Follow My Command!:
She only gains one ability in this Bankai, but needless to say it is a very powerful ability. Upon release, Akane generates a swarm of butterflies that extend in a large area around her, each butterfly having a specific duration to it. When the color is called, (will be noted by "t!choose Red | Orange | Yellow | Green | Blue | Purple | Pink | White | Black" command in discord) the opponent that goes against this ability, must either make contact with something of the same color, utilize an ability of the same color, or destroy the butterfly of the color called within a designated amount of time. If nothing is done, the butterflies of the color called will begin to attack the enemy, and creating an effect of pain based on the color that was interacted with.
In total she has 9 colors, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, White and Black and each color will last for a certain duration before the wings close and can not be selected for the opponent to damage. Red, Purple, and Black will last for one post 1 post; Orange, Yellow, and Pink will last for 2 posts; Green, Blue, and White will last for 3 posts.
This ability works by targeting both an opponent's focus as well as an opponent's pain tolerance. Equaling to, or being higher than Akane's Focus will determine the duration the butterflies can stay around, usually those higher will get an extra post of reaction time (and those Elite or Higher will gain 2 posts of extra reaction time).
For the pain endurance, opponents will experience different pain based on the color that they did not react to. For ease of convenience "Red, Purple, and Black" will be labelled as Dangerous; "Orange, Yellow, and Pink" will be labeled as Intense; and "Green, Blue, and White" will be labeled as Bearable. From this chart, Red
will represent, those who will experience the pain the most, Blue
will represent those who could grit through the pain, but it would still cause discomfort, and Green
will represent those who would have an easy time dealing with the pain, as it would feel normal, if not lesser than usual. These stats only go towards pain endurance, meaning the attack would have to fully penetrate skin to have the effects take hold. Take into account the character's durability that will be going against this attack at one's own leisure.
I(c). Learning About Myself: Aspect of the Dawnbringer ((Upon Akane reaching this level of control, Mitsuyo will also gain a Power Upgrade, "Radiate Within All Conditions"))
Matured Akane: Shikai Appearance:
When attending battle she ages significantly, taking on the appearance of a woman in her mid 20's. The rose that she usually carries, or wears in her hair, are now formed into an eye patch that covers her right eye. The rest of her appearance truly resembles Akane growing up, as her hair is still silver, her eyes are still red, and her skin is still very pale. Her left arm now bears a black piece of plate mail that covers from her bicep down to her hands. As for her blade, it is a short sword that resembles a rapier in style, although the blade itself resembled that of a broadsword. The hilt of the sword completely covers her hands, and takes the shape of a moon. The inside of the blade is white, while the cutting edge is vantablack, a shade of black so dark, that it deceives the eyes into believing that it is a void or a hole. The shade of black on her blade and arm is so dark, that when light shines on it, it absorbs the light itself. » Matured Akane: Shikai Abilities:
Garden of Colors:
Upon Akane's release, she gains 5 flower petals that sprout from her right eye. These 5 petals do not do anything initially, however upon seeing an ability used on her, the petals "store" the color as a resource of control. When that same color is seen again, she can negate the effects of the attack of that same color. The flower petals are one time consumables, meaning once the color is stored, the same color can not be stored on all 5 petals. Additionaly, when the color is negated, she has to use all 5 petal's stored colors before revisiting the negation properties of that last attack.
For example, if she saw a red attack come in her direction, she could store the color red on one petal, then store the color green from the handle of the sword of the opponent, the blue from the skies, the purple from another attack, and the orange from the opponents eyes. She would then be able to select red, consuming the red petal to make sure the next red attack that was fired does not contact her, for one turn. Then she could select green, to make the opponent's handle become invisible for a turn, perhaps darken the sky with blue. All while absorbing one of each petal. However, she can not go back to any of the effects used by the previous petals until all of them are used, and also they all have to regrow back. Which means if she wanted to absorb the red attack again, it would be an additional 4 turns ( 1 turn to use the effects of each remaining petal), plus another 2 posts to have all of the petals grow back, for a total of 10 posts before she can get that one attack back. In addition to all of this, it is still visual, meaning that if the red attack does not come out, but all of the other petals are occupied with 5 other colors, the red attack will be fine.
Akane's gauntlet on her left arm is constantly collecting light, since the gauntlet is the shade vantablack, a shade of black so dark that light is absorbed within it and creates the illusion of wearing a shadow. Because of this storage of light, she is able to fire a powerful and vibrant beam from the palm of her hand that gains a few interesting qualities. The first of which is that this ability works opposite of cooldowns, in that the longer she is exposed to light , the gauntlet's beam will continue to charge and increase in damage, up to a maximum charge of 7 posts. Each post will increase the potency of the beam in terms of strength and radius by half, for a maximum strength increase of 3.5X the original power of the beam.
The second more interesting effect is based around the color she is controlling within her petals. This beam would sacrifice one of the petals immediately to fire out the color as the background color for the attack. This causes the attack to come out as a stealthed beam that acts similar to that of a cero in nature. Through the opponent's focus however, it is possible for a feint outline of the beam to be seen, but that would be that strongest sight that could be produced based on her color control.
II. This Is My True Bankai» Bankai Appearance:
[What does your Shinigami look like when released in their bankai?]» Bankai Abilities:
[What abilities does your Shinigami attain in Bankai?]
Akane has the ability to absorb the shades and colors that come in contact with her blade. The color is then stored into her blade, and she can choose based on what's colors are on the blade, what color the world around them begins to shift to. When a color is selected, she projects a large dome that captures herself and her enemy within it., And the rules within the dome is that any attacks that are of the same color as within the dome, are negated. So for example, if the color she were to store off of her blade was the color red, then abilities that are the shade of red would be absorbed into the world and removed upon them being fired. In addition to that, clothing, weaponry, and accessories that are red would vanish as well as they blend in with the world. Since blood would also be the color red, the world would absorb the blood from the cuts, making the wounds seem less severe than what they actually are.
This dome lasts for 4 turns, and although it mitigates attacks, the effectiveness will decrease over time. Additionally she can not create multiple domes of this mitigation, if she wanted to change the color however, it would have to make contact with her blade first, and then she would have to declare the color to utilize, all of which would take a post to process. Once it's declared the dome will change colors, either by destroying the current dome to create a new one, or keeping the current dome and duration, but instinctively changing the color.
The dome will act in a way that the more the attack travels the less powerful it becomes exponentially. Meaning hitting a point blank attack will not loose as much strength in comparison to an attack that was fired 5 meters away from her, and for an attack that is 15 meters away from the power is nigh non-existent.
Rather than putting the color onto the world around her, she can choose to have the color stay on her body. This provides the same properties of Posterize in that it provides immunity to attacks of the same color as her body. The time for this skill however, is gradual. Meaning that it starts from the blades, spreading upwards through her arms for a post, then her legs for the next post, then to her body and torso for the next, and finally her head for the last post.
When it is split in this way, it also has a buffer on how much mitigation is being processed at a time. Every part that is dispersed into light will buff her mitigation by 20% effectiveness. As far as the charges to this ability, the mitigation will only work on attacks that she fully tanks/ attacks that actively hit her body. If an attack hits her arms when they are vanishing, or likewise with any transition that is not during completion, it will subtract a step from the passive. Meaning if her legs were able to vanish within the color, but an attack was fired at her legs and she took the shot from it, her legs would reappear, and her arms would still be invisible. However if she fully tanks an ability when she vanishes, she will be knocked out of the state completely. When this passive is activated she can not use Posterize as technically speaking they are the same ability.
Ride the Waves:
Since Akane's blades are made of pure light in this form, she has a nigh-constant connection with them at all times. Whenever she is disconnected with her blade, through it being thrown, destroyed, blocked, deflected, or other ways of disconnection, the light that is emitted from the blade of the weapon tethers to her body. With this tether she can either pull the blade back to herself, or she can move herself to the blade itself. The tether itself is visible, and usually an opposite color to the one she projected in the world behind her. In the event that the tether is the same color as the background of the world, she will also become a large sphere of white light that travels along this tether. The tether can be blocked by simply refracting it from the blade she is trying to fly to. This refracting will not damage the tether itself or her, but redirect her flight, making it so that she has no choice but to bring the blade to herself. If she chooses to travel in this way, she will not be able to attack until her body reforms itself on or around the handle. If the blade moves however, it does have the ability to deal damage upon its return. Similar to when she travels, if the blade is pulled towards an enemy it will glow white to contrast the background of whatever color is possessing the world at this moment.
I. Wait... What is Shikokai...?
[NOTE: This form is restricted until 0-3, and is not usually granted upon approval. This is ONLY for pureblood Shinigami! Refer to the racial specs for more information]» Shikokai Release Phrase:
[What is your shinigami's release phrase?]» Shikokai Release Action:
[Does your Shinigami do any physical action to release their Shikokai? Feel free to remove this.]» Shikokai Appearance:
[What does your Shinigami look like when released in their Shikokai?]» Shikokai Abilities:
[What abilities does your Shinigami attain in Shikokai?]
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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
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