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I. Zanpakuto Information » Zanpakutô Name:
Raiu [雷雨, Lightning and Rain]» Zanpakutô Spirit Summary:
Raiu has long dark hair and dark eyes. Two locks wrapped in bandages frame either side of his face. He wears a collared kimono held closed by a dark sash.
Raiu's a decisive individual who does not waste his time, once a decision is made he will act like lightning. Though his incredible decisiveness can lead him to appear dogmatic, steadfast, arrogant and careless. This is not the case though, he is as meticulate in the process of his actions as he is fast.» Inner World:
A temple in the mountains, always overcast it is. Wouldn't it be nice if the sun shined here and a nice day could be enjoyed? If that were to occur then everyone would come to the temple. The lone figure of this world awaits the day when those storm clouds disappear and the season passes. That a day that will be when such a thing happens.» Zanpakutô Appearance:
The katana of Raiu is distinctly straight in the blade, its handle is wrapped in a white and black fabric which lead it to have circles of black through the mostly white hilt. Its sheathe is a distinct opposite, being mostly black with thin white circles running through it.
Henrex possesses a second smaller katana, making it a daisho set. This smaller sword looks almost identical except for the fact it is shorter and the fabrics are inverted; the hilt is mostly black and the sheathe is mostly white. This second sword is rarely seen. It represents his demon half.» Sealed Zanpakutô PowersZanpakutō Manipulation:
This is one of Henrex's main powers in terms of usage. With such a strong connection to his Zanpakuto, as well as the main part of his kit once again being versatility, Henrex has gained the ability to manipulate his Zanpakuto at will. From the shape, size, or even the properties, there is little limit to what he can do with his Zanpakuto. This process is usually instantaneous, or damn close to it -- as it also takes very little energy to pull off in general, including the various applications of it. When it comes to changing the shape, size, and other various parts of his Zanpakuto, the length of which they last in that state is indefinite, as Henrex does not have a limit to how long his Zanpakuto lasts in those conditions. However, the properties of his Zanpakuto are another story entirely. When it comes to matters such as those, they usually last around five to seven posts and have a three post cooldown.
Zanpakuto Manifestation: With the traits that Raiu expresses towards his owner, as well as the immense willpower that said man possesses, it isn't hard to see that the two have a powerful bond with one another. While this is something that is rather common between a Zanpakuto Spirit and owner, their bond is one that allows for Henrex to manifest his Zanpakuto Spirit on a level much farther than what the acquisition of Bankai entails. Rather than only him being able to see his spirit, there is virtually no restriction to Raiu in this state, as he is free to move around and interact with someone else as he pleases, acting as a separate entity from Henrex himself and allowing him to aid in combat, should the time ever arise. Raiu's tier is a whole backet lower than Henrex's when used in this way.Lightning Rod:
Due to his zanpakuto being of the lightning element, Henrex is able to draw and negate lightning-based attacks by pulling them into his blade. The energy is immediately neutralised and so he cannot actually make use of it beyond cancelling the lightning attack.Tsuyugaminari [梅雨雷, Rainy Season Thunder]:
The actual manipulation of lightning that Henrex has access to. It is the dominate aspect of his zanpakuto's storm theme. While it's potency is reduced in base by about fifty percent compared to full release of his zanpakuto, his ability to manipulate lightning is by all means quite versatile and liberal at the cost of its potency.
The potency of his lightning manipulation increases in the event of rain and storms. Instead of the normal fifty percent, it will instead be closer to about eighty percent potency when compared to his shikai.
Raitairyū [雷体流, Lightning Body Style]: By gathering energy and charging his body with it, Henrex is able to heighten his speed by overcharging his muscles. This allows him to move and attack at much faster speeds than before, as well as allowing him to react much faster than before. All of this combined makes him a much more devastating force in battle, as this allows him to reach even greater levels of Mach speed than before and close most distances in a matter of seconds.Shigure [時雨, Winter Drizzle]:
However, this does not just extend to just his speed. As a result of the lightning that courses through him when this ability is active, this also allows all of his lightning-based attacks to come out much faster. This is due to the immensely increased energy summoning that he has whenever this is active, as he can use this as a means to quickly use an electrical attack, though this is something that will shorten the time of this ability by a post, of which is roughly around four to five posts and has a three post cooldown.
Tengiri [天刻, Heaven Cutter]: One of the most basic applications that Henrex can perform with his control over electricity. By manipulating existing electricity, or by creating it through his own spiritual energy, Tenkoku takes the form of a blade of lightning on either the blade of his hand or originating from his hand. Regardless of the medium, this grants him drastically increased cutting power, allowing him to cut through a good majority of physical objects without much issue. However, when it comes to spiritual objects, it often takes either a great deal of strength or infusing a further amount of energy in order to cut through these, should he even have enough energy to counteract it in the first place. This lasts around two posts and has two post cooldown.
The rain aspect of his zanpakuto. Unlike his lightning aspect which is mostly present through the larger katana, the second sword requires for it to be raining to actually meet the condition to use it's power rather than generating the situation for itself. This ability only works while Raiu is in its sealed state.
When it is raining, Henrex's zanpakuto is able to induce an effect which increases the weight of waterlogged fabrics the faster something gets saturated from the weather. The faster he can make their clothes or armour become a weapon against them as they struggle to move and keep up with him.
II. Shikai» Shikai Release Phrase:
Scatter the Birds, Raiu.» Shikai Release Action:
He will point the blade of his katana to the sky.» Shikai Appearance:
Upon entering shikai, Henrex loses his shorter sword. Pulling on more of his shinigami powers and overriding the demon side. The sword becomes pure white, the black trimmings and ornamentation turns gold. Four bright rings appear behind him made of energy and all having a magatama spiral in them, these rings will follow him as he moves. » Shikai Abilities:
The shikai ability of Henrex is primarily through the control of lightning. The rings themselves are important for the release as they serve as conduits for his abilities, the actual rings idle behind him however they are not restricted to just that spot. The rings measure with a diametre of two metres each.
Henrex is freely able to move all four rings and have them attack or defend him, despite the fact they are made of lightning they very distinctly do have the ability to take a tangible form and become physical obstacles or just remain as energy.
While there is no actual abilities directly related, Henrex's shikai will steadily cause the weather to shift to a storm. The sky will darken over the next few rounds, rainfall will begin, winds will pick up and finally it will just be a complete storm going on around him for a couple of miles when it reaches its apex.
Raiko 雷鼓 Lightning Drum: At any point in time, Henrex can utilise the rings behind him to execute a powerful explosion of force outwards from them with a sound reminscent of a thundercrack. These blasts can be omnidirectional which carry less overall force, or directional which occurs from the direction they are facing with greater force. Shikai Weaknesses: Loss of Shigure:
Denkousekka [電光石火, As Fast As Lightning]: Lightning strikes in an instant, a momentary flash that leaves one stunned after it has occurred. That is where Henrex can utilise his four rings as means to gain a momentary burst of speed by launching through them. For example, by moving a ring in front of him and dashing through it the ring will propel him in that direction. Using multiple ones he can increase that by a factor of how many he launches himself through capping at four obviously, the entire process similar to a railgun. The big downside is that it launches him at that specific trajectory, which makes it hard to back out once committed.
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As stated in the ability, Henrex's ability to utilise Shigure from his sealed state does not carry over.Kind of Big:
The rings are fairly large. Being two metres in diametre and there being four of them. To utilise them in a large group of allies might be difficult and to manage all four at once and they do not actually passively do anything other than idle behind his back, meaning actual focus needs to be dedicated to moving them.Weather:
The influence of the weather may impact others, while it can be countered. The weather shift would need to be countered by someone who can expend enough energy to prevent the shift of weather. While it could be beneficial against an enemy to have them waste their energy to do so if they needed; Henrex's allies are possibly just as inconvenienced.
III. Bankai» Bankai Release Phrase:
"Bankai, Toriun Ikazuchiu [鳥雲雷雨, Distant Birds in Stormy Weather]. » Bankai Release Action:
Raises sword into the sky, bringing down a lightning bolt to strike him before transitioning into his bankai appearance and activating the state in full.» Bankai Appearance:
Describe or keep images. It's not changing from what it was.» Bankai Abilities:
Henrex's bankai has the quirk of only being able to be activated after the stormy conditions have been created from his shikai or they are already present by other means. Regardless, once he has initiated bankai his ability to manipulate lightning is increased drastically compared to his previous release states. The rings have shifted to create an elaborate array reminscent of drums of the Japanese God of Thunder behind his back, this totals at eight rings. All previous abilities from shikai carry over, due to still possessing the rings and can be considered enhanced due to having more rings to work with.
Ōikazuchi [大雷, Great Thunder]Bankai WeaknessesConditional Release:
This technique is rather basic in concept. By tapping into his influence over lightning, Henrex is able to convert all of his rings into a massive ring around him, stretching to around a kilometre in diametre before a colossal lightning bolt would fall from the sky and create a massive blast in the center of the circle with enough power to singe the ground black, as well as cause a city-wide blackout. After the initial strike, lightning immediately spreads out to the ends of the circle, igniting the air and the area in the entirety of the circle before immediately redirecting and surging back to the center and causing even further damage to whatever should find itself in the circle. Due to consuming all the rings, Henrex will regain one ring back every post after using this technique. It can only be used when there are eight rings to consume.
Honoikazuchi [火雷, Blazing Thunder]
As, when he is in need of a sword, all he has to do is transmute one of his rings to create a lightning bolt that turns into and acts as his sword while in this state. This weapon naturally has an immense amount of cutting power, capable of cutting thought average-level physical and spiritual material with little to no issue or resistance. It mimics the properties of his rings, as it can take the form of just energy in his hand or turn into a physical property. It has an immense amount of heat and ripping power, being easily able to cauterise any wounds it inflicts on a target.
Kuroikazuchi [黒雷, Darkening Thunder]
Four of Henrex's rings are dispersed and turned into dark clouds remiscent of a storm, using these clouds Henrex can hide attacks within them or himself. Due to being made of his own reiatsu, it is difficult to discern much going on within them though a skilled sensor or person with keen senses might be able to work around it. They are ultimately only able to obscure one's sense of spiritual sensing and eyesight after all, not conceal specifics happening like density of attacks etc. The clouds will reform back into rings after three posts unless dispelled earlier.
Sakuikazuchi [折雷, Splitting Thunder]
All rings disperse and take the form of flock of birds made of lightning, the crackling sound of the energy sounds like their chirps. By splitting the rings into a cloud of bird-like constructs, it prevents any kind of usage of other ring-related however provides access to creative use of the flock which are not restricted to the eight rings.
Wakaikazuchi [若雷, Young Thunder]
An ability which Henrex can utilise, by designating a target he is able to swear fealty to that target as his 'lord'. This is a fanciful way of Henrex giving four of his rings the ability to be controlled by an ally. There are a couple of benefits and downsides to this though. The most major downside is that the person will likely not be able to use four rings to the fullest potential without experience and that Henrex cannot use some of his other bankai specific techniques without cooperation. The upside to this ability though is that it allows for a more oppresive and flexible battle strategy when he is not having to manage eight of these rings himself and also allow someone else to continue using some of his bankai's power if he is incapacitated.
Do note this does not allow a person to gain benefits of Henrex in his bankai. They cannot suddenly manipulate lightning or get the boost in power of a release like this, rather they can only utilise the rings as weapons and unless Henrex was to teach them some techniques prior to battle then they cannot utilise any of the rings actual techniques, limiting them to just making the rings act on his behalf.
Tsuchiikazuchi [土雷, Earthen Thunder]
By using a ring, Henrex is able to provide up to eight allies (seven, if it includes himself) with an incredibly high tolerance to lightning based attacks. Reducing the potency of all sources of lightning by eighty percent. The ring will shrink down and wrap around their body on some point in order to provide this boon.
Nariikazuchi [鳴雷, Booming Thunder]
Usage of a ring, Henrex can use it to increase the potency of something that is shot through it. Similar to Denkousekka of shikai, however rather than just increasing the speed it increases all aspects of whatever attack is passed through up to a potency of eight if all rings are used. Nariikazuchi will have a cooldown of one post for every ring used, capping at eight.
Fusuikazuchi [伏雷, Bowing Thunder]
By catching a target inside the centre of a ring or multiple, Henrex can bind it around the target by causing it to constrict around the target. The amount of rings being used in the binding increases the amount of pressure restricting the target from moving. While effective at binding, the target does become immune from lightning while bound which prevents other rings from doing much damage to them in this.
His bankai requires it to be stormy, whether that has already been created by other means or if not, he needs his shikai to finish creating the weather conditions for him which take some time to form the conditions of a storm. This makes it difficult to release on a whim.Cumbersome:
There's eight rings with a diametre of two metres when they are being used. They are not as big when they are idling behind him in the array but trying to use all eight will make it hard to navigate a battlefield when there are allies.Mentally Taxing:
Essentially the strain on Henrex's focus is doubled, in shikai there is a maximum of four rings he has to dedicate thought to control if he wants. In Bankai, there are eight possible rings to use which can get very difficult to manage to get the most use out of them.Juggling:
The bankai has a lot of nuances that require juggling, some abilities require multiple or all rings to activate. Some of these need conditions that can make it important to actually manage and prioritise what he wants to do with it.
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