TURNING UP THE HEAT» Name:
Alastor de Maris.» Alias':
Chronologically: Twenty years old; Physically: Late Teens/Young Adult.» Gender:
Substitute Shinigami [Formerly Supernatural Human].» Association:
Gotei United's Seventh Squad under Murasaki. He spends most of his time in Seireitei around this area and is loyal to the Gotei but otherwise he is spends most of his time on Earth in Europe and does his best to regulate it where he can given he is not entirely a Shinigami and lived there beforehand. » Appearance Details:
Height: 5'9"; Weight; 94 kilograms;
PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS» Brash:
Much like how he joked about being a phoenix Alastor's got the hot head to match those flames. He's quite cocksure to say the least. He comes off as a trouble maker and quite rude to his peers. Obnoxiously getting in your face and probably at the worst of times he's not really liked that much amongst the Gotei United. Fortunately his overconfident nature makes him happy to operate within the dangerous confines of Europe although this is mainly due to growing up and living there in the first place and he wouldn't take anywhere else that was offered to him. He's got a pretty high opinion of himself to say the least. Not that he thinks he can take out a captain and live to tell about it but amongst his peers Alastor has a pretty good idea that he could take on most of them pretty easily.» Selfless:
Don't get the guy wrong. He's overconfident but he'd sacrifice himself in a heartbeat for something if he thought it was necessary. Alastor is willing to hand out some of his rations to someone else that needs it at the cost of his reputation as much as he'll just use it to fuel his blazing ego even more to those that want to bring it up. It's not something he likes to be discussed, especially since it comes off as just decency and what he'd expect from anyone, it gives him a surprisingly modest approach to his selfless attitude to where he actively avoids being acknowledged for his actions. He's not looking for a promotion after all. He's pretty content.» Insubordinate:
He sees something that he feels he just has to do and you tell him no? Well that's just a straight up invitation for Alastor to dive head first into it. That's just the kind of character he is. He has very little respect for authority, this isn't a disrespect to the person but if he feels the person above him giving the orders is a total douche then he's just not going to listen to that order in particular. He lives by the rule that you can always beg for forgiveness and it's easier than asking for permission. Alastor's quite the handful to his superiors, it's probably a good thing that he enjoys spending so much time on Earth as opposed to Soul Society where he just makes people want to tear their hair out. » Thrill Seeker:
Adding to that list of probably negative traits to his name the guy loves his thrills. Whether it's training and clashing with others or riding a roller-coaster he is very extroverted and loves to try new things as risky as they may be. He's got a bucket list with things ranging from beating a captain in a fight to getting with a Suika. These challenges all are important to him because it gives him the thrill of being alive which as someone who has almost died before it is a good reminder to him that he is still here and breathing. Never one to disregard a challenge he's always down to jump headfirst in a dangerous situation. It can attribute towards his choice in patrolling Europe. » Player:
Going with his extroverted nature Alastor finds a great deal of entertainment in taking his chances with the ladies of Soul Society. Whenever he's off-duty he's either sleeping, training or looking for his next score. There's a certain challenge towards it and he enjoys such a thing in his life. He's not looking for long term with these ventures nor even to brag about it to anyone he'd call his friend. He just credits it to his age and being a strapping young lad is all. What's a guy gonna do in his off time? Gawk at his captain like a loser? That's not his style. If anything he'd feel more inclined to try his luck.
Where does Alastor's story start? That's a pretty easy question to answer. Alastor's family is a group of humans that migrated from Scandinavia one hundred years ago to live in France. Over time their name shifted to better fit the country but their red hair is a trait that refuses to leave their genes being surprisingly dominant. This red hair stems from their familial trait: Boiling Blood. The family made their way by carving out their land, acknowledging that it was indeed still Shadow Falls but any wandering demon was indeed brought down to their knees and killed if they even thought about trying to slide into this land.
He was raised by his mother Maria de Maris and his father Jean de Maris. From a young age he was raised outside. There was very little technology where he was from. Instead he worked those fields and trained from a young age. This wasn't because his family refused to partake in technology but the use of it conflicts with their genetic traits that made it unacceptable for his family and so they remained hard at work.
The woodlands and fields were his friends, fighting with his brother and playing with a makeshift sword was his pastime. You could almost forget that this was the Twenty-Fifth Century by living the de Maris lifestyle. From growing up this way his natural abilities awakened and grew, it wasn't a conscious thing. A lot of these traits didn't actually manifest as tangible effects like manipulating things and all these spiffy powers that others had. Something he didn't even know existed as a boy.
When he was eight he saw his first hollow. It had wandered in looking for food and in that same day he watched the first case of human death in his life. The hollow was quickly dispatched but somehow the acid it got on one of his father's friends killed him. It was a new experience there was so much to consider. He saw the use of his family's powers for the first time in a fight, he watched a man die and he got to see a hollow. Alastor felt this creature was evil or at the very least something you've got to put down. He didn't understand why a creature would just come and kill someone his family cared about.
It was this experience that lead to Alastor and his older brother to fight more and practice in their fighting as opposed to the light-hearted spats they'd normally indulge in. There was a grimness to these interactions which were more serious. He was never as good as his brother who had more time to develop their family trait. At the same time though it accelerated both of their developments. At the back of his mind he always knew another hollow would come but he wanted to be ready for it.
Nighttime a few months later would be the next strike by the foul creatures. He was ready this time though. He and his brother got up and joined the clash. Strangely something else made this situation different. A man in black robes slid into the scene and struck at the beast. Effectively killing it so efficiently it was majestic for him to witness. Despite this so called killing stroke the shinigami did there was an action almost like a reflex that had the hollow pierce through the body of the shinigami and Alastor who was standing not far behind him.
It was dark but what happened next was done off instinct, seeing the shinigami tense at the last minute as if to react to the hollow he let a brutal punch with all his power to the shinigami's chest out of belief he was turning onto them. It was a simple mistake, a rash one made by an inexperienced boy. His father pulled them both apart and tried to tend to Alastor. There seemed no way to save him. The shinigami acknowledging that both of them were going to die anyway leaned forward and stopped resting on his sword to impale the young Alastor's chest and transfer his reiryoku into him and try to save his life while dying after a few more seconds.
His family were distraught, none expected the shinigami to do the killing blow but after dying so quickly after it became apparent that Alastor was not dead. He was very much alive and well albeit in spiritual form and confused, his family thought so too. After a quick panic and believing he was dead he tried stuffing himself back into his body which worked to say the least. He was very much alive.
It was to be expected that men in black would show up when their comrade had not returned and in doing so they found the young Substitute Shinigami. Overpowering his family they took the red-head substitute and beat him unconscious before taking him to the Soul Society. He was the age of fourteen. Still very young and confused at the clinical surroundings he was presented with.
Alastor was given a run down of what happened, how he was beaten into submission by the shinigami and brought here. There was a question of what exactly was to happen to the young man. After much consideration he was offered the option to be trained as a shinigami in the Shin'o Academy. He agreed on the condition he be allowed to return to his family periodically.
Thus began the young man's education. He began learning traits such as kido, hoho and zanjutsu. Hakuda came more easily but all these fancy things were a struggle. The first time he actually got shunpo to work he kissed a wall and ended up with a broken nose. His first attempt at kido using Hadō #1
Sho sent him flying backwards into another wall. It was not the easiest of years for him but after spending four years of being in the academy he was finally deemed to be actually quite competent despite the rough beginning to his training.
He quickly was assigned into a division which allowed him to travel. Opting to take care of Europe and that general area. The request was not something they often received considering it was extremely dangerous but they decided to give the cocksure red-head his shot there. After the Gotei United took hold and grew he didn't really know what to do or where to go. He just stuck himself on Earth mostly until he got word of a new division lead by a new captain. It was just his thing and after getting there she was pretty cute too.
NATURAL SKILLS» Raw Energy:
The energy of Alastor is quite strong. It's not necessarily as large as you'd expect for such power but it's incredibly dense and smothering for his calibre. An example of this is where it would potentially feel like moving through a thick veil when entering its range if he were to release it. It can make otherwise graceful movements slightly off from the resistance but it is also quite negligible for someone of his tier. It would only truly present itself with a considerable gap in power between him and those affected. His raw energy isn't easy to control or manipulate, which makes kido quite painful. If something is straightforward then it's pretty easy but when something requiring more precision is required then it really begins to show with his poor quality.» Martial Expert:
A skilled swordsman. It's probably considered to be Alastor's best quality about his skill. He's no Musashi Miyamoto or Kojiro Sasaki-level swordsman but he aspires to be and works towards it. He has graceful and precise strikes with his sword show his work into the art but at the same time he does not hold back with power. Being able to shift his graceful style to something using raw power in an instant if he requires such a thing. His hand-to-hand is also not something to dismiss, growing up with his brother he fought and clashed a lot which honed his form and technique. There is no particular style to his combat with his body, just something he developed when he sought to beat his brother.» Unimpressive Magic:
Pretty bad in the grand scheme of things. His magic isn't absolutely garbage but techniques that are very simplistic in application like Shakkaho, which is just make fireball and throw, is quite simply and works very well. The same for anything that really just involves blowing something up. Now getting into the technical spells or modified kido? He is quite awful at those kind of areas within Kido.» Technology Dunce:
Never grew up with it and knows how to use it superficially. He is not a tech guy and would sooner beat a computer for frustrating him than try to figure it out. Technology is for nerds in his book and he's not a nerd so he'll leave it to the smarter people. He wants to rely on his own power anyway. Not these cheap gimmicks that people make.
UNIQUE ABILITIES» Boiling Blood:
His familial trait that labelled him a supernatural human before he became a shinigami. His family's ability stems from their energy having a certain heat to it. It can feel incredibly hot and be difficult to be within if the target is significantly weaker than Alastor's own power. The important thing to note is though that this is not directly an effect caused from his energy, the phenomenon can be transferred to his energy as a medium. This heat is closer to something based off their mentality and will, this is why a lot of the de Maris tend to be hot-headed, these psychological traits are very important to make the heat effect become stronger, otherwise it doesn't develop as fast and only relies on getting stronger by the user's body being worked and strengthened through exertion and effort. » Ignition:
Alastor possesses an ability called ignition. He generates the heat effect of his boiling blood within his hand before being able to ignite it into a flame. This fire is independent from oxygen meaning it can exist within water and on top of water, while being unable to be stopped by being smothered as traditional fire can. He can use this to toss out fireballs, coat his blade in fire or create basic effects with its shape but like Kido he is very inept at this. It's easier to just lob a huge bunch of fire at his target and incinerate it. » Afterburner:
The second ability that Alastor currently possesses using his family's ability. By gathering and storing the heat within his body he is able to make his body exceptionally hot to come into contact with and enhance his physical combat. The true function of the ability is not actually to make his body super hot. The true nature of afterburner is to be able to regenerate wounds by serving as a catalyst to promote rapid cell growth in his body at the cost of the energy stored. Once he has something more than a few scratches healed such as a deep wound or something serious then his energy will be sealed off for three posts. This cannot regenerate entire limbs but can assist in organ damage with the exception of the brain.
ZANPAKUTO DETAILS» Zanpakutô Name:
Unknown.» Zanpakutô Spirit Appearance: » Inner World: » Zanpakutô Appearance: » Sealed Zanpakutô Power:
The blade is noticeably warm. There is no definite power aside from the radiant heat due to not being experienced enough to unlock his zanpakuto's power or even name.
SKILLS INFORMATION[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: Beginner
- General Speed: Beginner
- Strength: Beginner
- Weapon Skill: Beginner
- Willpower/Determination: Adept
- Mental Deduction: Beginner
- Pain Endurance: Adept
- Focus: Beginner
- Hoho: Beginner
- Kidō: Beginner
- Zanjutsu: Beginner
- Hakuda: Beginner