○ Name: Gamukira Kurotsuchi.
○ Alias': Captain Bubblegum.
○ Age: Unknown.
○ Birthday: October 6.
○ Gender: Female.
○ Race: Shinigami.
○ Alignment: Chaotic Good.
○ Marital Status: Single.
○ Nationality: Soul Society.
○ Religious Standing: N/A.
○ Sexual Orientation: Pansexual.
○ Height: 190 cm.
○ Weight: 33kg.
○ Hair Colour: Pink.
○ Eye Colour: Blue.
Gamu fancies herself a bit of a comedian, a peculiar individual that is hard to get a grasp of by sheer fact of her overarching eccentric personality. She has a system for everything and usually it makes very little sense as to why that is the way it is. She behaves like a child, often acting all cute and cheeky. It all seems like innocent games up until she lets her darker behaviour slip out with just as much enthusiastic glee.--Glutton
Due to her basis as being designed as a hollow before her spiritual composition settled as a shinigami, the residue psychological ticks of a hollow still linger in her spirit. An echo of the template that she was created off, while there is actually no physiological downfall for not eating eternally Gamu by nature is usually hungry in some way or another and seventy percent of the time she spends awake there will be the thought of food in some form or another on her brain. --Intelligent
It doesn't matter what at times either, if it can satisfy her palette for a bit she'll likely be willing to eat it.
One does not reach her captaincy position without the requisite inteligence to go with it, Gamu is no fool and her ability to understand complicated problems far exceed most people when combined with her natural instincts. She is competent to an extreme level in multiple fields of expertise, a masterful engineer and scientist while extending into less direct fields of her research such as tactics and politics. --Instinctual
She was taught by Mayuri Kurotsuchi for a reasonable amount of time as she developed mentally, his unethical practices have carried over onto her mind. For Gamu the end justifies the means but she stays within the rules laid out before her like a smart girl unless she knows she can circumvent them and deems it necessary.
Aside from gluttony Gamu's secondary aspect is her instincts, hollows by and large and mostly instinctual creatures driven only by their hunger. Gamu is not driven by her hunger most of the time, despite being bothered by it but her natural instincts have carried over. When she was younger she was much more like an animal than a person. --Pragmatic
She could decide if she liked you with a few interactions, going off her gut as to whether she should trust a person or not. In a fight she relies on them more than her actual intellect albeit the predatory nature of her existence makes her prone to formulating a mixture of both strategy and intuition to increase her chances of success.
She thinks of things in the way of a solution. Gamu thinks of the logical and appropriate way to solve an issue. Not an emotional one, she is a collectivist and thinks of the greater group and picture rather than the more intimate. There is a lack of sympathy and compassion as people are more like objects she needs to keep tabs on.--Taste Tier List
-Human (and Derivatives)
Gamu is an artificial being, she was not born but made. At some point shortly after Winter War Gamu was conceptualised using research notes found of Sosuke Aizen in regards to the creation of the hollow, White. By applying some changes the premise was recreated, a hollow that was created entirely out of multiple shinigami souls.
At some point in her creation however she ceased evolving into a hollow and instead remained a shinigami, draining all the power from the various shinigami in her spiritual make-up to while leaving her more similar to a shinigami filled with hollows. Despite her obvious hollow aspects bleeding into her existence the young Gamu possessed no traits of hollow reiryoku because the spirits that made her up were not hollow to begin with.
From her earliest years she was primarily treated as a subject rather than a person. No one was really sure how she might twist or change in personality with how she was made but she seemed relatively stable except for her need to eat ridiculous amounts of food which made people note she behaved a lot more like a hollow than a shinigami. She was driven by instinct and predatory before she had any real mental development.
The path of a mindless monster though was not for her, she was taken in by Mayuri Kurotsuchi as a member of the twelfth division due to her unique nature that fascinated him and he in turn fascinated her. The creature known as Gamu, affectionately given by her creator who seemed to be intimately involved in candy allowed her a chance to adopt traits.
Mayuri's personality was easier to adapt compared to others. The restrictions of ethics were a burden to her and she loathed such a concept. It restricted the growth and development, the eternal evolution and that was unacceptable. Especially when it came to her own ideas of developing.
Following the war with Ender Gamu adopted the name Gamukira Kurotsuchi, joining the twelfth division under Mayuri himself as a seated officer (sixth seat). Gamu's work contributed quite a lot to artificial souls, mod souls and gigai. Along with biology and genetics, this didn't mean she neglected other fields like physics and technology but she did prefer a more hands on approach onto the spirit than most.
Gamu's prominence would only continue to rise, the achievement of her shikai and later mastery of it brought her enough praise to replace Nemu Kurotsuchi as the Vice-Captain of the Twelfth Division for a period during World War Three. Gamu could enter entire cities and clear out enemy encampments mysteriously however after it became apparent her means caused too much friendly fire and deemed inhumane she was removed from active combat duty for the rest of the war.
Such things did not stop her endeavours however, Gamu became obsessed with bankai. Believing it to answer the question to herself that was 'why am I driven by hunger?'
This question became increasingly more important to her and drove her to proceed in going the distance on it. Normally it would take many years however Gamu utilised the method of Kisuke Urahara's, slightly altered however for her own purposes to manifest her inner-world externally rather than only the spirit itself.
It still took months however and the nature of her zanpakuto lacking much intelligence made it harder, treating it as a research subject however Gamu came to understand exactly why her hunger drove her. To be the apex predator. At her core she was primal, a genius but driven by her insticts and behaviour and rather than run from this revelation she embraced it by giving up the rest of her humanity.
The result was bankai. Her pink humanoid but inhuman form laying bare her sins and actions. She was the predator, not the prey.
Since then Gamu has pursued constant evolution and growth to be the top dog, the one that will devour any weaker dog that tries to bark without being able to back it up with a bite. There was only one more role fitting for her, the one that she desired and deserved above all else.Captain.
With the stepping down of its former captain, Gamu applied. Her history and ability to perform a matured bankai along with her contributions only adding to her validity, it didn't help the division was undermanned and lacking in those willing to enter into it, many of the ones that did lacked the power to support their captaincy. Not Gamu however.
POWERS AND ABILITIESVast Energy Reserves:
As a Captain-level shinigami Gamu possesses very large amounts of energy, this is further bolstered by her status as an artificial being that gains power by ingesting souls. As a result with over centuries to devour hollows and souls. The result is an incredibly large quantity of energy at her disposal.
Corrosive Energy: Gamu's spiritual pressure, when she exerts it will corrode the area around her. Possessing an attribute of deterioration. When exposed to a weak soul the pressure can possibly cause weaker souls to simply break apart like they have been dipped in acid. Structures around her can begin to fall apart with prolonged exposure. The entire effect is based off tier; energy strength and quanity.○ Modified Body:
Being the Captain of the Third Division that handles research and development Gamu has gone out of her way to alter her body in various ways that have made it inherently inhuman in nature.
Bubblegum Body: Along with her namesake Gamu's body is very much like bubblegum. If someone were to punch her in the stomach with force that would normally blow out someone's gut, Gamu's body would instead contort to a ridiculous amounts, likely blowing back a few metres before coming back to that normal state. Genius-level Intellect:
Gamu's body can contort into ways that should feasibly be impossible, if someone were to grab her and force her entire body into a small ball she would be completely capable of surviving this endeavour before her body fixed itself. The limitation of this body control is that the mass cannot be readily regenerated without the aid of equipment so complete destruction is a problem unless she artificially causes her cells to grow quickly.
Edible Hair: Gamu's hair is altered to be edible, like bubblegum. By soaking some of her energy into the hair it will break into a kind of gum for convenience when it comes to chewing. By chewing it the energy activates a drug that increases cell regeneration rate and can allow for a short burst of regeneration. The higher a quantity a person chews equates to the longer it can go on for. Swallowing the gum or chewing it for hours however can be very dangerous as the chemical causes the cells to regenerate uncontrollably.
Skin Shedding: As a means of cleansing herself of unwanted toxins and elements she is able to cause her skin to peel off. With a short preparation time she pools all the foreign elements in her body into her most external layer of skin before breaking it and causing it to fall off her. In a very graphic display she peels it off her leaving a small slime covering her form after the process. It is quite painful, even if her body is designed to minimise the pain from this specific function.
Sweet Scent: All of Gamu's bodily fluids are altered possessing a sweet smell and taste to them. While in small doses they can be comparable to a tasty treat but through extended exposure their nature is more pronounced as being specifically tailored to spike a target's dopamine levels and kill their body's capacity to create it; it would be no different than a character taking a much more potent crystal meth.
Gumballs: From any orifice or cavity Gamu is able to generate gumballs, similar to creating an artificial soul the catch is these gumballs of various sizes can turn into familiars. Their mouldable appearance can make them turn from anything between a small clone of her or various little pink animals.
Current captain of the third division, normally that would say quite a fair bit to her intuition and intelligence already however having studied under Mayuri Kurotsuchi shortly after she was made left her able to think in abstract concepts and fields.
Soul Alteration: Gamu's knowledge extends to soul alteration hence how she can turn people's souls into candy or pills. Effectively changing the shape into a container and turning people into Gikon or Modified Souls through a very painful process.
Soul Creation: She can create artificial souls and mod souls, in fact she specialises in the field.
Medical Expertise: A lot of Gamu's study relates to physiology and anatomy, spiritual and physical. While she is one of the most prominent genetic engineers in the Soul Society this also extends to creation of gigai, spiritual bodies and modifications and engineering such as prosthetics.
EQUIPMENT AND INVENTORY○ Gummy Souls:
Created out of artificial soul technology and drugs, Gamu is able to create containers that host artificial souls with special attributes woven into the spiritual make-up of these containers, granting various benefits yet dangerous consequences to those that might ingest them. They all taste like the flavours listed and every effect is hard-set at three posts before the effects wear off.
Cherry Gummy: The cherry gummy soul offers a temporary boost to offensive capabilities. Physical attributes can see a bit of an increase, in doing this however the body is incredibly hot and after the process is done they will be in a great deal of pain. It is the red gummy.○ Sentient Weapons:
Lemon Gummy: Ingesting it cures a paralysis status so long as it comes from a chemical or spiritual energy effect. It prevents the body from being locked up, short of the person being physically restrained one cannot be held down otherwise. On the flip side it causes one to become sluggish after a while. It is the yellow gummy.
Blueberry Gummy: Eating the blueberry gummy will cause the body to rapidly increase a person's rate of energy generation. The fatigue found after forcing the energy reserves tends to leave one passed out and bedridden for a few days afterwards. Out the collection it is the blue.
Apple Gummy: By taking the green gummy and eating it the body is flooded with chemicals that force the body to undergo rapid mitosis to give a temporary and very potent regeneration factor, on the downside if the person stops taking damage at all during this short period the person will be effectively giving themselves cancer as the cell divison becomes too prevelent. It is the green one.
In the case of already having regeneration, the target will find their regeneration to possess these qualities rather than have it enhance it in anyway. Being that it turns it on as well, it forces a constant energy drain on a target's resources.
Grape Gummy: The grape gummy is very niche. All it does is induce hollowfication, if one were to eat this gummy they would become a vizard if they were a shinigami, a hollow if they were a normal soul etc. Gamu's Grape Gummy is specifically in regards to countering Quincy as it induces death in them if they were to ingest it. This bleeds through their energy, making a Quincy that absorbs their reiryoku or anything that originates from their reiryoku effectively poisonous.
Royal Gummy: The final gummy that has only one purpose, the power of authority to counter any of the effects whether they are positive or negative if someone has ingested any of her other gummys. It looks like this.
Gamu possesses the capacity to create weapons that are possessed by souls due to weaving the two together, by doing this she can create sentient equipment out of a person which adds some uniqueness to it or she can create ones with artificial souls that tend to be very basic and revolve around primarily remote control and capable of speech.
Due to most people wanting to not be turned into objects a lot of Gamu's sentient equipment is very basic and created off a template such as artificial souls rather than unique ones. This can take any form of weapon but they are typically just various weapons that operate under her control. She needs to carry them on her person into situations. Unique ones must be registered as equipment. The most common sentient weapons Gamu uses are various tiny fragments of metal that she can control as what appears to be a cloud of ash.○ Essence Drinking Pot:
A device created by Gamu that is capable of breaking down and recording a soul inside it. The catch is these souls must be close to death or incapacitated and so Gamu must actually weaken them. Once they are weakened she can break down their reishi, record their blueprint and store them until she drags them out of the databank which pulls out the reishi and reconstructs their spiritual body. It is important for collecting data and subjects.
More To Be Added Through Development.
ZANPAKUTO INFORMATION○ Zanpakuto Name:
Gakimaru (餓鬼丸, Starving Ghost)○ Zanpakuto Spirit Summary:
Gakimaru is an atypical zanpakuto spirit. Because the zanpakuto spirit itself is more like an immune system, Gakimaru's appearance splits into innumerable large monsters that plague her inner-world ("inner-stomach"). While it lacks sentience the connection between Gamu and the spirits allow her to control their nature to some extent however the control is very loose and depending on her mood or feeling they can become very hard to control.
For example, when Gamu is hungry these monsters cannot be controlled and they try to eat anything they can get their hands on. Everytime she is frustrated or angry they play with their food and torture it like a cat with a mouse.○ Inner World:○ Sealed Appearance:
Gamu's zanpakuto takes the form of a slightly longer than normal katana, it has a cross shaped tsuba. The sheathe and handle are both a soft pink colour.○ Sealed Ability:
Befitting her love of gimmicks various adjustments have been made to her zanpakuto to increase its potency albeit very few of them can truly be called aspects of the zanpakuto itself as they are all additions and modifications done by Gamu herself
Poisoned Blade: Gamu's blade is coated in a slick slime, this is a potent venom that the blade transfers into a person's body and blocks up the wound. This venom absorbs energy from the target's body before it grows in mass and eventually explodes once it has eaten about three percent of a person's energy while draining over the course of three posts, making one cut not so bad but getting too many could become an issue for a person.
Hollow Handle: Within the handle of her zanpakuto are drugs that reduce pain when ingested and reduce bleeding. There isn't much special about them since they aren't super spiritually enhanced.
SHIKAI INFORMATION○ Shikai Release Phrase:
Eat Up, Gakimaru.○ Shikai Release Action:
She licks the blade of her zanpakuto however it is not necessary. More like a habit.○ Shikai Appearance:
Upon activation of her shikai Gamu's ○ Shikai Ability:
Gakimaru has a very simple ability and a single ability, once her shadow comes into contact with another shadow she is able to essentially devour the target. It's incredibly straightforward yet potent.
While impressive it has a lot of quirks and aspects, for example Gamu's mouth is the trigger for the effect to occur. For example her mouth must close for her to trap a target, she must swallow for the target to be absorbed. If she were to chew it would equivalate to the target(s) being shredded between two vegetable graters before she swallowed.
It is these points where Gamu's zanpakuto has its biggest flaws, because a person with a great deal of speed can possibly break their shadows before Gamu can close her mouth, a person of great strength can break out before she swallows and a person of high durability could survive the whole process.
It's greatest power lays in the difficulty to predict it though, catching people off guard and playing mindgames to be aware of their shadows and touching her's. This is because once swallowed they are effectively at the mercy of her own soul, her zanpakuto's realm is filled with what she calls 'pretabodies', that hunt out anything they can get their mouth on inside her 'stomach'.
It is hard to escape, because it relies on either wounding Gamu from the inside, which is much harder than avoiding the second part altogether or outlasting it because she cannot actually sense what is going inside her and once the shikai ends a person will typically be expelled from her shadow.
In regards to range, the shikai has a maximum range of five hundred metres around her. Because of this if she were to connect her shadow with that of a building she could eat that entire building, everything in that shadow and all shadows that connect to that included up to the range of her release form until it cuts off if she so pleases.
BANKAI INFORMATION○ Bankai Release Phrase:
"Bankai. Gagakukairō (餓樂廻廊, Corridor of Starving Pleasure)."○ Bankai Release Action:
Gamu drops her zanpakuto into the ground causing it to ripple out and cause a tremour. ○ Bankai Appearance:
Once merged with the ground from her dropping it, Gamu's zanpakuto ripples outwards for about a kilometre until a giant and monstrous jaw comes from the ground and swallows everything. After a brief darkness everything is perfectly intact yet trapped in her bankai's stomach. The bankai itself forces the inner world to materialise inside as a physical form.
In this form her appearance changes, causing her to take on a much less human appearance.○ Bankai Abilities:
Gamu's bankai is the embodiment of her origins as an experiment based off the White Hollow research. It is a soul which has become a slave to its hunger.
Realm of Hungry Ghosts: The world that is inside Gamu forced to manifest. Her bankai draws everything around her into this place while shedding her human form, inside this world the very place is corrosive to those that are not Gamu while it tries to break them down to satisfy the endless hunger. This bankai is like an isolated area of reality, a temporary dimension that replaces the space where Gamu was once she activated her bankai.
Because of this damage to the realm is damage to herself, a sharp and strong enough release of energy can cause her a great deal of pain and cause her bankai to destablise before ending prematurely and leaving her damaged. However breaking the boundary that is established is not the full extent of her bankai, it is just the main portion of it.
In the event the realm is not broken and allowed to complete its process the realm Gamu has created is highly dangerous due to the world creating a corrosive energy that will break down everything within it, effectively making it very good for containing a target and trying to outlast them with attrition and wit until she wins. Typically the realm of hungry ghosts will have a duration of ten posts before its final stage takes place although it can be extended/shortened with permission from players for narrative sake, one's energy also plays a part as someone with higher energy reserves to burn can force the process to take longer and extend how long the digestion process could take.
Preta Form: The name given to the new appearance Gamu takes in bankai. Her skin has become pink, her eyes resemble a hollow's, she has much longer and whiter hair while she gains a long tail. In the Preta Form Gamu gains the ability to convert any material she eats into usable matter to regenerate her body, it does not rely on energy and only a material to convert.
Her physical condition is naturally higher as per what tends to occur once bankai is released and she can manipulate her body like it was made of elastic and rubber as well as extend it and shrink/grow as she pleases so long as the mass she has compensates. If she had inadequate mass for example and tried to become very large Gamu's body would be very weak and frail, easy to knock around despite her size because she'd be very dense. On the flip side with a large amount of mass and being very small Gamu's density is so high she could be very durable as a result.
Hungry Eye: In bankai Gamu's shadow becomes irrelevant, by looking at something she is able to try and devour what is occupying that area of space. This also depends on how hard she is looking at something, if she was looking at the scene overall and tried to use this ability it would be very weak and spread over her vision, easy to resist with energy and defences. Focusing on a target though like staring at someone's arm could make her able to increase the effeciacy ten-fold and be much harder to handle but on a smaller scale.
SKILLS SHEETS AND INFORMATION