○ Name: Himiko Shikimura.
○ Age: One-Hundred and Twelve Years Old.
○ Birthday: July 1.
○ Gender: Female.
○ Race: Shinigami (Were-Fox).
○ Alignment: Lawful Good.
○ Marital Status: Single.
○ Nationality: Soul Society.
○ Religious Standing: N/A.
○ Sexual Orientation: Ambiguous.
○ Height: Five Feet Nine Inches.
○ Weight: Seventy-Nine Kilograms.
○ Hair Colour: Pink.
○ Eye Colour: Gold.
Himiko acts like a stereotypical "girly girl", despite her canine features she doesn't seem too strange a person with them. She likes cute things, especially animals and is prone to getting excited and giddy when she sees something that falls under the umbrella of cute to her.
Despite her seemingly normal behaviour she gets a bit creeped out by people sometimes, primarily about the way her ears and tail is fetished. Being raised fairly isolated she is very naive and it wasn't until recently that she encountered other people, her family had always told her to be wary of people as they would be hated and called freaks.
Sure enough when she had gotten to the greater society of humanity she was greeted with people trying to touch her tail and pat her, it was more like she was being treated as a cute little animal than an actual person.
These few odd experiences have shyed her away from being shown affection, she's perfectly fine giving it out but the moment someone invades her personal space then she finds it extremely awkward if she's not comfortable with them. It's not that she doesn't like it, in fact she has a great deal of love for her tail and ears being touched and shown attention but only by people she is happy to have doing it.
Himiko comes from a land that is very remote from the Rukongai outskirts. She is by all means mostly a foreigner. She was born in the woods to her parents who had similar features to her that came from a clan of werebeasts similar to the clan of similar canines.
When she was born she did not look like she did now, far from it. Himiko's appearance was that of an anthropomorphic fox that lived with her parents. Her days were spent hunting and gathering, learning the ways to survive and live off the land as her parents showed her.
Life was good, simple and pretty disconnected from everything but nice all the same. It wasn't until she was five that she met her first human. She had wandered off and gotten lost, in her attempts to find her way back a hunter had stumbled upon her and thought she was an animal. After a chase that left her terrified and almost killed cowering against a tree it only became apparent to the man that she was in fact not an animal.
He patched her up after his spear had grazed her and gave her food in return for his actions. Her speech was quite bad at this point in time but she could speak enough that he could understand her questions about him. Being told all these remarkable things of a world beyond the forest she eventually had to part with him when she realised it was getting very late.
She never saw that man again as much as she would look.
Growing up it always appealed to her and the way he looked strange, she wanted to travel and when she would ask her parents about what was beyond the forest all she would receive was:
"We're not welcome there. You'll never fit in."
Even though the intentions were pure she couldn't understand. Subconsciously she wished she didn't look the way she did if it was the reason she couldn't leave. Growing much older she began to venture out, going outside the forest at night while getting to look at a village full of people from afar. She would never approach them because they looked different than her but just watching their strange way of life was enough for her.
Thirty years before the present she found herself shifting, over the course of a few days Himiko's body changed to the point where she had become humanoid. Her parents were confused, scared even that she had just changed. While they wanted to be happy for her there was only pain in their eyes, the envy that she had achieved something like this and it was that envy that lead them to push her away yet towards her goal of the human world.
She stumbled upon the Rukongai and found herself assaulted by people that found her strange yet oddly attractive. She didn't understand why but going through the outer districts was a rough time where her tail would be prone to being grabbed at random times or people would treat her like an animal. When she heard the further you went inwards the better it got she was more than happy to push on.
Eventually she stumbled unto the Seireitei and decided to take up the mantle of Shinigami. She studied in the Shin'o Academy where she received her ausauchi that her manifestation became attached to and formed her zanpakuto. Around ten years ago she attained her shikai after some time which she found strangely easy despite it being so hard to communicate with her inner spirit.
After the shuffle of the Gotei Thirteen she shifted into the recent addition of the Seventh Division as it was the most relaxed one and gave her the ability to travel the human world and see a great deal of things while doing some work along the way.
POWERS AND ABILITIESEnhanced Physical Condition:
Due to her nature as a spirit that is slightly different to a typical plus, Himiko possesses an enhanced physical condition from her family's burden of the past that has made them strong enough to endure and handle such a punishment.
Strength: Her strength is quite high compared to someone of her level. She can easily carry a few people without any struggle and exert multiple times her body weight in force without even augmenting herself with energy.Untamed Spiritual Energy:
Endurance: Himiko's body is well adjusted to possess high amounts of stamina and durability, she can persist for some time before collapsing and won't be short of breath easily. Despite this most of her endurance is tied to her ability to press onwards rather than taking a good beating and coming out unscathed. She is capable of recovering from just about all wounds if she has enough time to recover meaning she won't retain scars barring removal of limbs and organs.
Agility: Her reflexes are high and she is quite agile, despite that she is prone to getting exhausted if she tries to run very fast for long distances. She is more geared towards extended but slower movements along with fancy acrobatics.
Senses: She has heightened senses of smell and hearing, while both incredibly useful at times it is often painful to be exposed to loud noises or putrid smells. On top of that her ears and tail are very sensitive and vulnerable.
Himiko's spiritual energy feels somewhat different than her peer's. For a standard shinigami her energy feels a lot more wild and animalistic than what a human would human exhibit. From afar one might even assume she is actually an animal until seeing her in the flesh. Despite the fact it feels incredibly hard to control Himiko is able to seemingly control it without any trouble due to it feeling natural to her. Partial Human Transformation:
By all accounts Himiko should not look as human as she does, in fact she should appear a lot more like an anthropomorphic canine. It is only around thirty years ago that she was able to reduce her animalistic aspects. This was done through a subconscious giving and acceptance between Himiko and her manifestation resulting in her spirit becoming much more beast-like and losing core aspects such as speech. It is entirely possible that the name she uses to release her manifestation is entirely wrong and distorted due to this change.
Tenken (天犬, Heavenly Dog)Manifestation Summary:
The manifestation of Himiko's inner spirit takes the form of a large dog monster that towers over her within her inner-world. It is primal in thought and struggles to interact in a more human fashion, societal customs are lost on it which causes Himiko some trouble trying to talk to it. Often times she will try and communicate like an animal but end up looking foolish to the beast.Inner World:
Her inner world looks like her home, it is a forest that travels up a mountain. Her manifestation lives within this mountain in a cave requiring her to often climb up to its lair. There are various rivers and bodies of water scattered around the forest.Sealed Appearance:
Her zanpakuto has an unremarkable katana with a circular tsuba, its shealth is deep blue and the handle is wrapped in a white cloth.Sealed Abilities:
SHIKAI MANIFESTATIONRelease Phrase:
Bark, Tenken.Shikai Appearance:
Himiko's shikai manifests as a large dog monster about fourteen metres tall. It is ragged and white.Shikai Abilities:
All abilities revolve around using her dog familiar for various purposes. It is a Kido-type zanpakuto. She is able to create various effects by giving orders to her well trained shikai.
Good Boy, Tenken.
In the case that her shikai is taken from her she is able to immediately correct its loyalties by calling it a good boy and causing it to purge all foreign energies and influences from its system.
Hunting Time, Tenken.
Tenken splits into fourteen identical but smaller wolves that can function as a pack. They share awareness and are invisible to all five senses except spiritual detection. While they are invisible they cannot attack but are highly coordinated as a group when they do attack. Due to being split into fourteen its power is also divided equally amonst the pack.
Lunch Time, Tenken.
Her large wolve morphs so that it's mouth is incredibly large it proceeds to try and devour a target. Tenken can use this ability to eat energy attacks and recylcle fifty percent of the energy to give back to Himiko. Those that are devoured by the beast are subject to its stomach which Himiko can materialise her kido spells making it a suitable prison, killing move or a healing spot.
Quick, Hide. Tenken.
Her large summon turns invisible and goes still, it becomes undetectable so long as it doesn't move or make a sound. Those inside it are also hidden letting her hide away inside it with allies or enemies. Due to the physical form of Tenken still being there people can still inadvertently hit it by walking into it or using area of effect means.
Take a Whiff, Tenken.
Tenken lifts its head to the sky and takes a long smell, it is able to smell reiryoku and manifest them as spirit coils similar to an advanced reikaku technique. These ribbons can then be tracked like scent trails by the beast.
SKILL SHEETS & INFORMATION
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