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I. Basic Information» Name:
Yatsumoto Crowley» Alias:
Phantom Swordsman» Age:
Soul Society» Appearance Written:
Yatsumoto is a lean young man with a height of only 5'6, he has long black hair that is tied in a ponytail and hangs to between his shoulder blades. He has hazel eyes, his skin complexion is slightly tan. His body is lean corded muscle and stronger than he looks. His attire is usually feudal Japan in style wearing a Samurai's kimono and wooden sandals with simple pants underneath. His weapon is always resting on his left hip. » Appearance Image:
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I. Personality» Personality:
Stoic: Yatsumoto is a calm and gentle young man, often going through pain and hardship without showing his emotions. He tends to come off as distant and aloof but it's mainly his desire to guard himself from hurt.
Honorable: Yatsumoto is a honorable young man, he does not seek to harm others nor does he seek power for his own benefit, he lives to protect the Soul Society and help lost and scared souls into their fold. He is a man who is happy to help others and guide them.
Willful: Crowley is strong willed, he knows what he must do and carries it out with his full effort. Even when he has to kill or send someone bad to the underworld he does it with the full acceptance of the burden being placed on him.
Gentle: Yatsumoto at heart is a soft and gentle person, he seeks balance and harmony above all else and does not like causing pain or hurt to others. He is often at one with nature and likes to lose himself in the beauty of the world. He loves children and enjoys playing games with them.
Deadly: Do not take his gentle nature for weakness, only fools would do so. While Yatsumoto prefers not to hurt others it doesn't mean he won't. He is as deadly as any of his brethren, more so because he has accepted that violence is as necessary as forgiveness. Yatsumoto becomes deadlier the more he feels someone has done a terrible thing.
I. History» History:
Yatsumoto Crowley was born in Feudal Japan, his father was a Daimyo and a great warrior, Yatsumoto admired his father above everything else, he desires to be just like him. So when the time came for Yatsumoto to start his life path he chose the art of the sword. He was able to select different styles of the sword but he became fascinated with the speed and precision of a man named Yuma kamakiza who was a master of Battojutsu. The style worked well with his lean body
It started when he was a young boy, he was overseeing a funeral with his father when he noticed one man with a chain hanging from his chest was walking beside the group. When Yatsumoto asked about it his father gave him a odd look. Crowley learned than his father didn't see the man. So while his father was holding ceremony the boy approached the man with the chain and began talking to him. Relieved to find someone who could see and talk to him, the man said that he had died without telling the woman he had admired from afar he loved her. Yatsumoto agreed to do it for the man and he smiled and vanished. The young boy kept his word and told the young woman the next day of the mans feelings.
This went on for most of his life, at the age of twenty three a war broke out between his providence and their neighbors. Yatsumoto lead his own group of Samurai into battle on several occasions during the war. Near the end, Yatsumoto met the son of the other Daimyo in honorable combat. The two near match young men fought for three days, cutting and hacking each other apart, each sustaining grievous wounds. On the third day Yatsumoto removed the head of his opponent, but not before the man sliced his stomach open. Yatsumoto died not long after his opponent.
Yatsumoto never stayed in the world, instead he traveled to the soul society without any problems. There, he spent a hundred years focusing on being with his ancestors including his grandfather. but during that time he felt a hunger growing deep inside him, he told his grandfather of his hunger and From his grandfather he learned of the thirteen squads and the soul reapers. Deciding it would be the best to discover the source of his hunger he went looking for a Shinigami but he was found by one instead. He was told he had the spirit aptitude to become a Shinigami and was enrolled in the academy.
There he was given his Asauchi and told after he learned to focus his spirit power it would become his weapon. Thus his days at the academy began, his weapon training in life served him well but he was among men and women who had trained in their eras from fellow samurai to knights and even Viking warriors. As time went on Yatsumoto learned the skills and trade of the soul reapers.
He worked hard and was shown to have a great talent with the flash step skill, he didn't rely on physical strength since he preferred moving around his enemies defenses to strike and thus he focused highly on Shunpo and sword craft. After the academy he became a Shinigami. From there he has spent the years working as a Shinigami and mastering his craft especially his sword and his Shunpo skills.
I. Equipment» Equipment:
Carries a Zanpakuto in the shape of a katana with a black and red hand wrap. He wears a red and black kimono and wooden sandals.
I. Racial Techniques/Abilities/Skills» Racial Abilities:
Blink Slash: Uses Shunpo to his max potential to move in close to his opponent and draw his sword for a devastating slash.
Mirror Slash: Creates a mirror version of himself behind his opponent and both move forward for a double slash using Shunpo
Mirror Shift: Yatsumoto trades places with one of his mirror copies.
Mirror Swarm: Creates five Yatsumoto's around his opponent and each moves using their Flash Step to slash the enemy from all directions.
Mirror Line: Creates a straight line of his mirror doubles, each one using flash step to slash the enemy one after another.
Mirror Guard: Creates a mirror double to take the damage he would receive.
Mirror sky split: Creates a falling mirror clone from the air and trades places with it, the copy appearing in front and attacking the enemy while Yatsumoto slashes the enemy from above.
I. Sealed Powers » Zanpakutô Name:
Tezcatlipoca» Zanpakutô Spirit Appearance:
His Zanpakuto takes the form of an older man with a long grey beard and hair, he wears a Japanese kimono and has two swords on his side. On his back are two massive black wings and his face has black and yellow lines across it, in the middle of his chest is a mirror.» Inner World:
His inner world takes the form of a giant world full of storms and winds. Out of the corner of the eye you can see forms floating in and out but vanish if you look at them directly.» Zanpakutô Appearance:
His Zanpakuto takes the form of his Katana when he was alive. A standard katana with a black and red wrapped handle and a guard. » Sealed Zanpakutô Power:
Mirror World: Yatsumoto can summon mirror versions of himself. They can appear from any place he can see and are solid.
I. Shikai» Shikai Release Phrase:
Open, mirror world.» Shikai Appearance:
Upon release his Zanpakuto creates a clone of his sword giving him two.» Shikai Abilities:
The first release form allows him to create copies of objects, it also gives him more clones to use and makes them stronger and more durable.
I. Bankai» Bankai Release Phrase:
Mirror World, Everyone» Bankai Appearance:
Looks the same as his former release.» Bankai Abilities:
His Bankai allows Yatsumoto to create solid copies of anyone he knows, the copies gain all the strength and skills of that person.
[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]
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I. Skill Sheet
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- 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
- Focus: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
I. Role Play Sample» Roleplay Sample:
The sky above was dark, stars glittering in the sky but were faded by the street and city lights. A young man stood on one of those street lamps, his silver eyes taking in the world around him. He often has come to earth, mainly his home country of Japan to hunt hollows and free spirits. But he was always amazed at how much the world had changed in just nine hundred years. Humans truly were remarkable and even to this day he held the pride of having been one.
Yatsumoto turned his head, a single arm moving, flowing, as it raised. A small bird fluttered down and landed on his finger. He smiled and reached out, stroking the feathers of the bird. Down below his gaze lingered on a dead bird, the same bird who's spirit sat on his finger. He gazed at it with gentle eyes as he stroked the feathers. "Do not fret little one, where you go is a place of happiness and safety. When I return I will find you there." He slid a katana from his left hip and gently tapped the bird with the bottom of the handle.
He watched as a symbol rested on the bird and it shined and lifted up, flying into the air than vanished in a spark of white lights. He turned his eyes from the bird and down to the ground, his prey had arrived as he expected. Below a woman ran, her chest heaving in panic. Behind her a hollow chased her, the behemoth was green as acid, four legs pounded the ground and two arms reached out. Behind a mask of white rested foul yellow eyes that had zeroed in on it's prey.
It let our a ear splitting roar as it charged, each foot leaving a round print with four talons in the concrete. It's voice called out to the girl, promising a quick death. Re death? another death? Yatsumoto shrugged away the question inside his head. He moved, quicker than the wind. As the hollow reached for the girl there was a fountain of blood, a spray of life blood high into the sky. A large hand dropped to the ground, causing the Hollow to howl in pain. Yatsumoto turned his head looking back, his sword sheathed once more. The woman stared at him, a young man who appeared out of nowhere.
Yatsumoto slid his sword from his sheath as he approached her. "Fear not, I will not harm you. I am here to show you the way to the next stage of your life and you will be going to a wonderful place of family and friends." He reached out and tapped the woman's forehead as he did the bird. "Enjoy the good life my dear."
With that he turned back to the hollow who stared at him, bent forward in anger as it watched the prey he had been aiming for was now gone. It let out a guttural roar and spoke. "Aghh, damn Shinigami!! That was my prey, now instead I will eat you!" Yatsumoto smiled as he tilted his head. "Then you try your hardest to eat me and I will try and kill you in which I will purify your hollow soul."
The hollow rushed forward, swinging a big hand at him only for him to no longer be there. Another fountain of blood splashed through the air, a leg of the hollow flying off to the side. The hollow screamed as he spun, mouth opening and shout out a black blob. Yatsumoto was already gone, but as the black blob hit the ground it left a massive sizzling hole. "Acid blob, now that is just cruel my hollow friend."
The hollow stared up at the Shinigami and spat another blob. Yatsumoto leaped high into the sky, coming right down at the Hollow, sword raised above his head. The hollow spat out a big blob, the glob smashing full force into Yatsumoto. Then, he was gone. The hollow laughed, reveling in it's kill. As it laughed he gazed around, for some reason his vision was lopsided, he couldn't focus correctly. As he turned around trying to figure out what happened, his eyes landed on the same figure that stood a few feet away. The same Shinigami he had killed. "How, HOW ARE YOU ALIVE?"
Yatsumoto smiled as he turned back to face the hollow. "I purified your hollow sins, may it be enough to send you to the society." The double vision suddenly made sense, the Shinigami had sliced him straight down his mask and cut his vision. With a scream, the mask shattered. However it was not peace for him, for the gates to the underworld appeared. Yatsumoto sighed and shook his head. "I am sorry, your soul was as too dark." He turned and walked away. "Now, I believe I have a new bird friend to meet." He smiled as he opened the gateway back home.