THE DANAVA DEMON TEMPLATE
Danava Demon Profile
I. Basic Information» Name:
Tathagata; ‘Maitreya, The Vessel of Empty Nirvana’; ‘Ajita, the Mother of Blissful Truth’, Bodhisattva» Age:
Looks 20, is 6» Gender:
None» Shifter Appearance Written:
Ajita takes the form of a tall, shapely dark-haired woman. Standing at about 6’ she has gentle yellow eyes which seem to pierce the soul even with the gentlest of looks. Her breasts are quite large, providing around E cup. Her body itself is soft, curvy, and her skin is fair as can be, though she is far from doll-like having a warm healthy color to her skin. Her hair is soft and smooth though not quite silky. All the same it is very heavy and thick, making up for it’s lack of sheen with volume and character, having a very curly and wavy way that it grows and is often styled.
It is often her prerogative to dress as casually and plainly as possible, really only adding flair if she is going to some sort of occassion which dictates as such and even then she goes for beauty in simplicity. Her outfits can tend to be on the conservative side, rarely showing off a huge amount of skin or other features, which makes the rare times when she shows herself off all the more startling as she tends to sweep into the opposite end of the spectrum. She is usually showing either almost nothing, or almost everything. » Shifter Appearance Picture: » True Appearance Written:
There is not actually a tremendous difference in the actual physical appearance when her shifter form is abandoned. Rather, it is that her demonic qualities begin to shine through. Enormous horns sprout from her head, wide and arching, as if showcasing her station. Finally, along the very center split down her body, her skin peeles apart, as well as her organs and flesh splitting clean down the middle to allow her true self to spill open. A slimy fleshy growth of tentacles and red eyes bubbles up from this split, though this opening can appear anywhere on her body. Once that opening yawns wide enough she shows the truth of her insides and the void that dwells within: A Chasm of tentacles and reaching hands, often engaging in buddhist mudras when they emerge into view. These limbs and tentacles can reach out of her body up to 10 meters and can vary in size and slightly in shape.
IF fully out in the open, she is approximately 5 meters in diameter and a vaguely spherical mass of tentacles, hands, and eyes with her ‘body’ in the general center. » True Appearance Picture:
I. Personality» Personality:
In her Shifter form, she is a warm, gentle and loving woman. Seemingly with an infinite capacity for love and kindness, often going out of her way to impart wisdom on those around her. She is sharp and insightful, often taking considerable time to try and understand even her enemies. She is curious, asks many questions, and even seems intent to try and find the deepest of wounds so that she can heal them. She feels like one would attribute to a mother: The picture of comfort and care.
In her True Form, her Origin spills out and corrupts her personality. Everything she learns in her True Form is retained, and it is not so much that her personality changes, but she allows her true motivations to spill free, her Slavery to her Origin showing through as she vies to pull at every available thread in order to drive people into ‘Nirvana’. Or rather her twisted idea of it.
Thanks to her fractured Origin, she believes DEEPLY that there is no point in purpose. There is no truth, no meaning, that existence is a pure and utter chasm of roiling chaos and random chance. She believes that merely existing is the purest form of actualization: to brutally and viciously prove yourself to be alive and that you DESERVE to be alive by testing others. By killing, maddening, saving, or otherwise asserting your will over others you reaffirm what it is you ARE. Life has no intrinsic purpose so it is the duty of the individual to MAKE that purpose, but purpose cannot be born from a gentle, peaceful soul. It is her belief that she should bend, twist, and even break as many people as possible, and through their suffering come to her definition of Nirvana: the solidification of one’s chosen purpose. To wholly and completely separate one’s self from everything but that Truth they forge for themselves. Anything incapable of doing this is trash and to be discarded, though she does try her best to make them into something regardless.
It is BECAUSE of this belief that her sometimes cruel and vicious intentions cannot easily be detected or discerned. This cruel, horrible mannerism is her own true belief in what is good and right, she fully believes that this is the best. If a being is capable of finding Truth and Nirvana, she is helping them to realize it. If they are trash and incapable, she is ripping them apart, destroying this useless life and allowing them to be reborn hopefully into something that Can realize their Truth. » Likes:
Socializing, Listening to the problems of others, physical affection, physical brutality, Suffering, Loss of sanity. » Dislikes:
People who try to keep people from changing, the quincy, concepts of good and evil.
I. History» History:
It was originally a cult, and truth be told even Ajita would admit that it was essentially a cult unto the very end: for even in stumbling on the truth, they still were slaves to falsehood.
During the rampant spread of Khalaism after the demon incursion in soul society and it’s challenging of other conventional beliefs in the spirit and mortal realms, this paved the way for other more radical beliefs to bud and grow as well as the dogma of tradition came to erode. Of course this resulted in many purely benefit-based cults to spawn up under the guise of religion. Hers was one such cult. The Eyes of Maitreya. Taking principles and naming conventions from Buddhism as well as some of the moral sprinklings of catholicism and even some practices of Khalaism, this little cult sold itself as the True Way. Believing that Heaven was not ACTUALLY a material place. With the growing knowledge of the spiritual world and the fact that Soul Society became rapidly recognizable as…. not quite the paradise people envisioned: They taught that Heaven was actually a STATE rather than a place. Mixing these more monotheistic beliefs with the notion of reincarnation in buddhism, the Eyes of Maitreya (So named after the supposed Bodhisattva promised to appear in the future) taught that Heaven was more or less a state of Modified Nirvana, but rather than the traditional definition of enlightenment and the separation from worldy attachments, this religion focused on the fixation onto reality and the physical world.
They depicted notions that heaven and hell were the offshoots of the physical, that humans were the true physical origin of the universe and that it is through reaching enlightened Truth that they came to be sorted into three categories:
Those who reached true Enlightenment and Truth, ascending into a true state of Divinity and focus on their own personal enlightenment. These beings, generally seen as Iramasha and Davana, belonged in the heavenly realm of pure thought and bliss, but existed on earth and such because of their desire to enlighten others.
Second, were those who were unable to reach any sort of truth, these are those of other humans and human variants. These individuals were considered base humans and more or less consisted of the majority of sattva (sentient beings). Unable to attain enlightenment and generally searching for it in their own ways. The Eyes of Maityreya consider these the most precious of individuals who can be guided into the second category while being kept away from the third.
Third, were those who had abandoned their pursuit of Nirvana and Enlightenment, and instead in their sorrow and deep spiritual frustration came to rob the rest of the world of it. This is the lowest and most pitiable type of Sattva in the teachings of the Eyes. In here belong Demons and Shinigami who abandon truth in favor of either hedonism and khalaism or the false truth of maintaining the soul cycle, which the Eyes of Maitreya believe is entirely self sufficient and that even any stalls and pauses in the soul cycle are not only natural but necessary for the world to reach its Truth. Quincy also belong in this category as they remove a soul’s ability to continue seeking their Truth by instead obliterating them.
These were the core concepts of the major believer base. However, there was another side to the cult. The leadership: Individuals who manipulated the other members but in themselves did not believe in any sort of spiritualism. These individuals consisted of hard nihilists who believed that life and the universe had no meaning, that there was no purpose or Truth to pursue, and simply followed their desires and pursuit of survival and success as the only truly worthwhile venture on earth and beyond. However, even if they did not believe in the doctrine, they practiced it in order to maintain the facade and to placate their believers. As such, unlike normal cult leaders they were DEEPLY involved and although they rarely added to their group, they still held many theological discussions about their religion, how it should evolve and progress.
Because of this, the leaders of this cult had an unusual passion for the lie they gave to their main body of members, which strengthened the cult as a whole and would ultimately be their undoing. A third group began to form within the Eyes of Maitreya, a section of Zealots who took the beliefs of the Eyes to the absolute extreme, and as knowledge of the spiritual world trickled down and saturated in a mix of lies, guesses, and some sprinkllings of fact, they recognized that the leaders of their faction were crippled. While they were not aware that they were lying, they DID recognize that they did not have the same sincerity for the word despite their passion. As such this third group began to come up with a plan for replacing them. A ritual which would birth upon them a new god and savior to the Eyes of Maitreya.
It is in this place that they stumbled upon a ritual in order to, in their eyes, manifest a true being. A Davana Creation Ritual. With the use of this ritual they intended to bring a new being into the world who was born purely of their beliefs. Who would succeed the current leadership and bring all in the Eyes of Maitreya to their promised truth.
These zealots convinced the Leadership to hold a summit of all members, claiming to have great news for the entire of their following. Most of the leadership felt suspicions and even incredulous. While they did not know everything about this group of zealots, they WERE aware that there seemed to be a tertiary party among their cult. However, in the interest of their image among the followers they came to the decision after an incredibly split vote, to allow the summit.
It was then, unbeknownst to anyone involved, that their religion would birth it’s own Goddess.
At the summit itself, the Zealots held a Meditation. A common practice, it was a sort of trance that they used that mixed meditation and prayer, not to any entity but to one’s true self hidden inside. This was to be the largest Meditation the Eyes of Maitreya had ever had, and even the Leadership felt themselves caught up, looking inward, sinking themselves into their own nihliistic thoughts and beliefs. Meditating on the truth they kept from the believers, while the believers themselves sank themselves into their own thoughts and dreams about the movement.
Unbeknownst to them, down below the ritual had begun. Sealing all of the exits, one of the Zealots: a fullbringer, used their spiritual powers in order to ampolify and connect the meditative states of those above. Focusing their thoughts but also mixing them, congealing them into a singular thread of consciousness. Meanwhile the leader of the Zealots used a stolen zanpaku’to to impale himself, which the fullbringer then took a hold of, and poured that concentrated thought into him. The leader of the zealots promptly died, becoming a plus. It was then that spiritual poles were driven against his chain of fate. For years, the Zealots had slowly begun to worship and endear themselves to hollows and arrancar, feeling that the process of a hollows mask removal, or at least what they knew of it, was the purest form of reaching nirvana, and so they intended for their new god to be an arrancar, intentionally hollowfying the spirit of their now-dead leader.
Before their very eyes, their leader turned into that ravenous monster, and they offered themselves to him. Without a thought, the corrupted human spirit promptly began devouring the zealots. And then, using the trap door that was built up into the main space, he entered the sanctum where the Eyes of Maitreya were praying and promptly began slaughtering and consuming everyone. The Leaders. The Members. The zealots had sealed and barricaded the sanctum such that it would hold even after they had been consumed. They intended that the new Leader wouyld consume the entire organization and then when he moved onto hueco mundo and ultimately broke his mask, that seed of their concentrated will and belief forged by the meditation would take root and turn him into their long-awaited Maitreya and bring enlightenment to the world.
But as the hollow consumed the very last of the group. When at last he found himself alone in that sea of chewed limbs, dead bodies, and what little shreds of soul hadn’t been swallowed down, something throbbed inside of him. While they had put their own spin on it, the ritual they had stolen and conceived for their plan was a Danava creation ritual. And so one was born. Ajita was born. Not of the Believers who so deeply felt for the spoken word. Not of the Zealots whose radical ideals fueled the ritual in the first place. Not of the Leaders whose broken nihilistic views drove them to exploit and manipulate the rest. But it was ALL of them that created the danava. Their thoughts, beliefs and ideals coming to a pure mix inside of the hollow. And rather than being absorbed into it, that seed planted by the fullbringer’s power grew inside. He froze, until a hand burst from his chest, ripping him open and splitting his hollow hole in half. The next hand punched clean through his mask from the inside, plowing through his skull in the process. Again and again these hands broke out of his body, reaching, as tentacles slithered out of every crevice of his body until finally he was ripped apart by the new God that he had hoped would be him.
Ajita, the Mother of Blissful Truth. Prying her way out of his dying corpse, those hands and tendrils collected the shredded pieces of him and slowly dragged them into her empty vessel, as her body slowly collected and reformed, forming her humanoid visage. A newborn Danava from the seeds of the Eyes of Maitreya.
At first she was lost, as the collective construction she’d been made from she was incredibly well-formed, but she existed of two minds. There was the beliefs and ideals of the Zealots and believers who devoted themselves to the word. Then there were the leaders, who while less in number believed in their ideals just as much, with their own concrete ideals having formed a core of nihilism. These two Origins were at odds, and while her body and form were concrete, she felt her mind being torn between the two concepts. It took almost five years for her to finally find the middle path between her two origins. For that madness to finally twist itself into something workable. It was then that Ajita created her human shifter form and set out upon the world, intent on living out her new, consolidated beliefs and truth. To bring the world to Truth and Nirvana.
I. Natural Abilities» Natural Abilities: Heaven Reaching Truth
: Ajita’s ability to extend her true body. This ability allows her tentacles and hands to emerge out of any point of her body in order to extend and manipulate her surroundings. These limbs can exert incredible force and are very strong, capable of grabbing and compacting materials into useable weapons or other useful shapes. When in her shifter form, these extensions can reach up to 20 meters, as the limbs in her true form are combined and strengthened/elongated. In her true form these limbs can only reach 5 meters in length.Origin Switch
: Her ability to switch between her Origin powers. This transition is seamless and quick.
I. Origin Powers» Origin Names:
The Blissful Truth (Purpose) The Empty Vessel (Nothingness)» Origin Powers: Purpose ‘The Blissful Truth’
: This Origin is from the Zealots and believers of the Eyes of Maitreya. This origin encompasses the seeking and attainment of nirvana and personal truth. This power revolves around creating and applying ‘purpose’ to the things and beings around them. It involves reshaping and giving meaning to things. Nothingness ‘The Empty Vessel’
: This Origin is from the Leaders of the Eyes of Maitreya. It is the refusal and opposite of Prupose. It is the nihilism of any real divinity and as such it involves stripping away the affects and purpose of what is around them. Stripping away sovereignty of forces over objects and beings. » Origin Abilities: Finding Self Truth
: A self-modification ability. Beyond just their basic shifter form, this ability is from ‘The Blissful Truth’, allowing Ajta to modify her body as she wishes, changing her shape and physiology around. This ability allows her to change the position, shape, and function of any tissues in her body, allowing her control not only over her appearance but also function (For example, if she wishes, she can alter her stomach to function like a heart in pumping blood, or into kidneys/liver tissue to filter something out of her body). While she is able to shift around and modify her flesh, she is NOT capable of regenerating it, and while she can adjust the function of her parts in order to compensate for injury, she still has finite resources to work with even in her massive true form. While in her Shifter form, this can SEEM like regeneration, but in actuality, she is simply changing bits of her true form into replacements for damaged tissue and moving it into place of what was lost. However this still cuts into her finite mass. Hollowing Air
: An ability stemming from ‘The Empty Vessel’. This ability allows Ajita to modify her surroundings, namely by transforming it and ripping away its connection to the universe. By expelling her energy, this ability converts nonliving material and energy into an inert black sand, unable to interact with gravity, electromagnetism, spiritual fields, or anything but being physically moved around. Even her own powers cannot work on this dark dust that is left behind. Even Quincy energy that comes into contact with this ability will become inert and unable to obliterate what it hits. As such, the materials produced by this ability make excellent barriers since they are immune to most special powers other than sheer brute force, though this applies both ways as not only can the enemy’s special abilities not force its way through this material, but neither can her own. The Forward Path
: An ability originating from ‘The Blissful Truth’, this ability utilizes her control over purpose by manipulating the space around her. She is able to gift this space with the purpose of ‘travel’ stretching and contracting the space between herself and her destination, allowing her to seemingly teleport between places, when in actuality she is simply shortening and smoothing the path between the spaces as she moves from one place to the next. Since this bends the space in the process, she SEEMS to disappear in the process, though her movement can still be sensed spiritually as she travels. She is, however, capable of branching this path, making a vent that makes it appear as if she has stopped moving. As such, her spiritual energy can only be sensed in the first half of this motion when this venting is used, though it takes more conscious concentration to do so.
I. Eternal Partner/Conceptual World» Conceptual World:
Ajita's Conceptual World is a vast space of shattered material. A massive planet-sized cathedral shattered into massive fragments with massive blighting voids dotting it's entire expanse. This combination of Purpose and Nothingness shows the sheer dichotomy that rules over her soul. » Rilīja Attributes:
Using Rilīja, Ajita is capable of summoning both massive chunks of her internal cathedral as well as the black voids that pepper it, allowing her to both carve out sections of her surroundings to be filled with a sheer void and vacuum which replaces nonliving material and subjects living things within the zone to be subjected to the vacuum pressure as air and such rushes in to fill the space and exerting an expanding negative pressure on the target themselves, or to summon parts of her sanctum infused with her power, as well as ....crushing them as bigass chunks of cathedral come out of nowhere.
I. Atma Vatou» Atma Vatou Name:
Voice of Tathagata» Atma Vatou Appearance:
Voice of Tathagata takes the form of a large Ceremonial Bell and Vajra. The Vadra itself looks like two pairs of three-pronged claws joined together at the ends, while the bell itself has a long handle and is made mostly of intricately shaped metal. The Vajra is about half a meter in length and the bell is a full meter in height and 30 centimeters in diameter. The names of those from the Eyes of Maitreya are carved into the surface of the bell. » Atma Vatou Abilities:
The Voice of Tathagata is based on 'The Blissful Truth', the Origin of Purpose. The Vajra fires concentrated beams of force which can be fired like a railgun, puncturing targets or sending them flying. However, the primary function is to strike the bell and fire at the same time, channeling this force into the bell which amplifies, resonates, and then expels this force in massive turbulent waves with thew intent of reshaping and molding the terrain to serve her needs and thus giving it purpose. This can be either a radial unfocused burst which manipulates objects in massive strokes, or it can be focused by pointing the opening of the bell and making very specific alterations with much more concentrated force.
I. Merged Paths» Phyuja Rājya Appearance:
When in this state, Ajita's body becomes consolidated and much more like her original form than her true form, losing the ability to fully open herself up and expel her tentacles and hands, but rather condensing herself into a singular powerful point. Her arms and tails instead are molded into black feathery wings and a long, warped tail which sprout from the base of her spine. Her wings and tail are covered in scales and feathers which gleam and have a prismatic scattering effect, looking very much like they are made from stained glass. » Phyuja Rājya Powers:
Path to Nirvana (Repurposing): A fusion of her Nothingness and Purpose powers, this fusion of her Origins into a single power not only allows her to use both freely, but also allows her to combine them into a new one. This ability allows her to not only gift and remove purpose but to change it, revolving around altering and changing the properties of things in her environment. » Phyuja Rājya Abilities:
» Caṛhā Saṅgalita Appearance: (What does your character look like in their Caṛhā Saṅgalita Release? In some cases, you may not even need a change in appearance.)
» Caṛhā Saṅgalita Powers: (What Sort of powers does your Danava have while in this release? Feel free to go all out here, as this is their peak pinnacle of power.)
» Caṛhā Saṅgalita Abilities: (What Sort of abilities does your Danava have while in this release? Feel free to go all out here, as this is their peak pinnacle of power.)
I. Equipment/Other Resources» Equipment:
(If your character has any equipment, then you should put it in this section. Otherwise, if they don't, do not fill in this section and you can leave it blank.)
I. Skill Sheet
(To Find Out about what these skills are for, please READ THIS THREAD
before you try doing anything to it)General Skills
- Durability: Adept
- General Speed: Advanced
- Strength: Elite
- Martial Skill: Beginner
- Za Koa Core: Adept
- Posessive Magic: Adept
- Possessive Augment: Advanced
- Possessive Influence: Adept
- Willpower/Determination: Adept
- Mental Deduction: Elite
- Focus: Adept
I. Roleplay Sample» Roleplay Sample: