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» Name: Fu Shou (不詳 - Unknown)
» Alias: -
» Age: ?? for her real age, self-proclaimed 18 years old
» Gender: Female
» Association: She lacks any association, prefers freedom than being tied down to a single place or associated with any entity.
» Appearance Written: At first glance, Shou's appearance isn't too special or unique compared to a lot of female highschoolers that are similar to her in age - standing at the height of 160cm or 5'2", her facial features and stature is rather slim for a girl which seemingly indicate that she isn't the type to physically work out a lot in contrast to her free-spirited personality. Her choice in clothing are very few as well, as she seems to enjoy dressing herself up in a standard sailor uniform when she is out and about and on certain occasions, she would also wear a black v-neck sweater with short black pants to pair with it.
Shou also has a long, black hair that reaches all the way down to her waist with bangs almost covering her eyes and paying further attention to it, or if one has the chance to even touch it, her flowing black hair is surprisingly straight and smooth as if she has put a lot of love, care and maintenance to ensure that it stays the way it is - though she dismisses it and credits her genes as the reason why her hair is like this.
Looking past and beyond the bangs of her hair, the most captivating part of her appearance would be her deep red colored eyes, with a stare that seems to pierce right through the being and into the soul. Though if her emotions run high whether if its anger or excitement, the color seems to shift somewhere closer to crimson red in response to her emotions.
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» Personality: Shou, in all sense, is an extremely free-spirited individual who doesn't seem to have a single worry in the world, always smiling ear to ear and that personality of hers even reflects all the way to her body language - erratic, loose, colorful and full of expressive movements to indicate how little care she has to the affairs of the world that does not concern herself and hers only. Her free-spiritness stems from her fond of freedom, independence and autonomy - something akin to that of a traveller where she enjoys in being able to do whatever she wants and go wherever she wishes to on a whim.
It leads to Shou being very playful and prone to teasing others regardless if its a friend or foe and neither does a person with high power and/or hierarchy will be able to phase her playful attitude. Coupled with her free-spiritness, the word "fear" stops being part of her dictionary. Truth be told, it is not like she cannot feel fear completely as she is human like everyone else but its that she is just not that prone to feeling it. One downside to this attitude of hers is that because Shou has the tendency to play around too much, she doesn't take her neither her fights or conversations seriously unless it is warranted so it tends to backfire even against people that are obviously weaker than her.
Shou is also an extremely straightforward person; not a big fan of lies, deceit or playing some weird mind games and go about a complicated way of solving problems - either go big or go home. While she wouldn't get physically violent or fume in anger when being deceived, she would most definitely get irritated and lose interest in continuing the conversation even further since thinking too much isn't exactly her forte.
Beneath the surface of her personality, she isn't all-perfect human being either. Despite how much she enjoys life on the surface, her inner thoughts are, to put it in words, indescribable. She lacks any form of motivation or goals that she wants in achieve in life, preferring to go with the flow of things and see where it brings her which do reflect her fondness of freedom - to go where she wants.
Shou also has conflict in self-identification due to her past and even continues to be a problem now as she do question herself from time to time, and given her free-spirited personality, she is prone to having her moral compass swayed by others or in other words, "corrupted", over the course of time. Part of this personality of hers is the cause of how her current name came up - "Fu Shou (不詳)", meaning "Unknown" or "Unidentified" since she still do not have a concrete understanding of what exactly is "she" or who is she supposed to be.
- Year ????
Unable to recount how long ago it was, "she" remembered that many many years ago, "she" given by her parents at her birth. It was ▇▇ ▇▇, meaning "▇▇" in Japanese based on the month that she was given birth on.
Afterwards, ▇▇ grew up in a relatively modest household - average parents and being the youngest in the family, she had two brothers and a sister, all just a few years older than her. She didn't grew up in a particularly loving household nor it was an oppressive one; everyone just wakes up, got their breakfast and went about their own lives without caring for one another's business. Every single day was uneventful, "she" didn't really did her best either in living out her life. Like everyone else, she was basically just one in a dozen of civilians who weren't anything special.
It was just that one evening when ▇▇ got back home. Of course, she thought things would be as per usual routine: reach home from school, silently have her dinner and back to her room & bed. Things were.. eerily silent in her family's house. Yeah, her house has always been this way but there were at least some level of noise; plates clacking, footsteps and the sound from the t̶e̷l̶e̶vision.
But it was too quiet.
Far too quiet.
Out of curiosity, ▇▇ peeked into the living room to see what was going on and all she saw was a tall adult male whose facial features was i̵n̵d̶i̷s̸c̶e̵r̶n̵a̵b̴l̸e̵, dressed formally like a business man and towering over her close to 7 feet tall with her parents laid unconscious, not dead, on the floor. She assumed that her parents let him in through the door since he looked like a well-dressed salesman but it was a m̷i̸s̷t̴a̷k̵e̷.
Then his large hand reached out to her, and.. and......
・・・ ̸̢̨͔͑̿͘ ̶̧̞̼̜̋́̚̕ ̵̞̰͔͂ ̸̢͇̲͍̔̎͛ ̸̦͍͔̭͛̔̏̌ ̷̀̀̽͜͝ ̴͍͍̾̂͑ ̷̜̹̯̔ ̷̖̹̭͆ ̴̻̺̳̈́̍̕ ̷͕̻̤͗́͂ ̷̥͉͙̐͑̌ ̷̛̫ ̵̜̈ ̷̧̙̻͛̃̿͝ ̵͎̳̄̈́̎̕ͅ ̷̱͔͎̌͗ ̶́̎̚ͅ ̷̩͇͇̔̅̏ ̵̞̽̀ ̷̤̖̪̂͌̎͝ͅ ̷̡̦̤̙͗͋͑ ̵̩̦̳͓͑͋̾͝ ̴̧͇͐̒̏͘ ̴̧͚̲̪͘ ̵̰͎́̊̄ ̷̰̤͕̬̊́͒ ̸̺͍̾͜ ̷̬͂͒ ̵͔̩͙̊̚ ̸̨̲̝̘̑ ̴̜̠̞̱͘ ̶̢̡͖͔́͗̚ ̴̘̠̔̿̈́ ̷̪̪̩̼͋̽ ̵̡̀͛͆ ̷̟̭͈̭̽́͒ ̶̣̔̍ ̸̦̘̖̜̉ ̴̙̬̞̖̃͑̓͌ ̴̡̲͕͇̓̍̂͘ ̵̮͓͑́̅ ̷͙͚͛ ̸̜̤̤̗̅͝ ̴̫͈̈́ ̸̛̯̯̰̈́̈́͒ ̵̧̨̠̆ ̸̤̔̀͊ ̵̠̻͘ ̶̝̟̺̺̿͘͝ ̸̪̱͇͎̀̓͊ ̸̥͖̪̍ ̵͚̝̝̤̈́͐̓͗ ̴̠̰͈̈ ̴̱̦̐ ̴̗͍̘͚̄̄̿ ̵̼̈́́͛̅ ̸̢̨͔͑̿͘ ̶̧̞̼̜̋́̚̕ ̵̞̰͔͂ ̸̢͇̲͍̔̎͛ ̸̦͍͔̭͛̔̏̌ ̷̀̀̽͜͝ ̴͍͍̾̂͑ ̷̜̹̯̔ ̷̖̹̭͆ ̴̻̺̳̈́̍̕ ̷͕̻̤͗́͂ ̷̥͉͙̐͑̌ ̷̛̫ ̵̜̈ ̷̧̙̻͛̃̿͝ ̵͎̳̄̈́̎̕ͅ ̷̱͔͎̌͗ ̶́̎̚ͅ ̷̩͇͇̔̅̏ ̵̞̽̀ ̷̤̖̪̂͌̎͝ͅ ̷̡̦̤̙͗͋͑ ̵̩̦̳͓͑͋̾͝ ̴̧͇͐̒̏͘ ̴̧͚̲̪͘ ̵̰͎́̊̄ ̷̰̤͕̬̊́͒ ̸̺͍̾͜ ̷̬͂͒ ̵͔̩͙̊̚ ̸̨̲̝̘̑ ̴̜̠̞̱͘ ̶̢̡͖͔́͗̚ ̴̘̠̔̿̈́ ̷̪̪̩̼͋̽ ̵̡̀͛͆ ̷̟̭͈̭̽́͒ ̶̣̔̍ ̸̦̘̖̜̉ ̴̙̬̞̖̃͑̓͌ ̴̡̲͕͇̓̍̂͘ ̵̮͓͑́̅ ̷͙͚͛ ̸̜̤̤̗̅͝ ̴̫͈̈́ ̸̛̯̯̰̈́̈́͒ ̵̧̨̠̆ ̸̤̔̀͊ ̵̠̻͘ ̶̝̟̺̺̿͘͝ ̸̪̱͇͎̀̓͊ ̸̥͖̪̍ ̵͚̝̝̤̈́͐̓͗ ̴̠̰͈̈ ̴̱̦̐ ̴̗͍̘͚̄̄̿ ̵̼̈́́͛̅
Everything afterward that day was a blank slate.
She couldn't exactly recollect whenever her consciousness had snapped in place, estimating that it was around the year of 2119 last time she remembered checking after the incident. She found herself "woken up" to herself with her back against a bench in Karakura City's Fuma Park, with a searing pain on the back of her neck.
What happened between 2119 and before "that" day, she couldn't remember. Even worse, she had problems recalling parts of her past, gaps here and there, faces of her family, friends, her real name - there were just too many blank spots that she failed to remember no matter how much she tried and to no avail, she gave up trying to figure it out.
The most important at that moment was to keep calm and try to assess her current situation.
What time is it? What is the date? Where am I?
Times where an average girl would've panicked and broke down in fear, she kept her composure. Well, not exactly. She was still confused and at the edge of breaking apart but now, it wasn't the time yet. She had to know. She had to be calm.
It was still the evening, sun was beginning to set and since she was in the middle of park, it meant that there were still people here and there around her. First course of action was to go around and ask questions, even better if they had a cellphone with them to at least check the current date and time.
XX month, 2119. Karakura City. Fuma Park.
Color her surprised. One way or another, her consciousness was somehow sent to Narnia for practically years with no ability to recollect anything in-between "that day" and the day her mind snapped back into existence. Well then, what can she do at this point? A girl. Alone. In the middle of a park without a guardian or anything. Gaps in her memories and no recollection of her own or her family's identity. What a thing to wake up to. In any case, there was only one objective in her head: survive.
Year ~2119 - Current
She knew that it would be trouble if she had went around without knowing or being able to give her name if she was questioned and of course, she had a bad naming sense if she tries to come up with something normal. So, she started to identify herself as "Fu Shou", a cleverly split name for "不詳 Fushō" so she can identify herself as "Shō" to other people and at the very least, if she didn't say her full name, it would seem like a normal name as well. So from that day on, she identified herself as such since she cannot recall exactly what her real name was.
So, what happened between the day of her consciousness coming back to existence until the current time?
Under a new identity, Shou had started actively travel across Japan - barely managing each day thanks to the presence of forests to hunt for food and searching for usable coins in the cities. It was also the time during the beginning of her travels where she began to notice things.. or beings that she didn't notice back then. Some of them looked normal like as any other living person would, some were inhuman but neutral and some were hostile. Of course, being curious to understand what she is seeing, she took the opportunity of the fact that she is travelling to gain more knowledge of her situation, to ask around and find someone who can see the same thing as she does.
There may be people who think of her as someone who is mentally ill to ask them if they are seeing things that they weren't supposed to see - but at this point, she could care less of their perspective of her.
She needed more information. More knowledge. More understanding. More. More.
Throughout the years since then, a lot of Shou's personality had changed. From someone who was gloomy and wary into someone that was a complete opposite of her former self - free-spirited, joyful and active.
This change was brought on during her travels across Japan to have met someone who took her in to be her temporary guardian. She didn't know his name other than his appearance and calling him "old man" - homeless and worn out, probably sympathetic of her situation especially the fact that she looked, well, young and yet without a home and wandering out, and mostly important, quite knowledgeable of her situation to see and interact with spiritual beings.
The old man had pointed out that this searing pain behind her neck seems to be the cause of it with remnants of reiryoku seems to have left over on the surface of her neck, practically "imprinted" itself into her. It wasn't clear how or why it had gotten there but with her current situation, it was a given that she should be taught at least the very basics on how to utilize it and figure out the nature of her reiryoku or at least, what sort of unique abilities she seems to have. Otherwise, she'll just turn into a free meal of spiritual energy for others.
Shou was under his tutelage close to almost a year and during that time, she had the time to figure out the nature of her abilities - the ability to pay a price in return for anything. She didn't have much opportunity to figure out the full potential of it and only grasps its basic capabilities but she had concluded to something similar to an equivalent exchange though for her, it doesn't seem to have much of a limit as long as something is paid.
It is definitely awkward if there wasn't a name for it and she can't always refer as "it", so she gave a temporary name for her power: "Collector".
After the discovery of her powers, her personality seems to have gradually shifted and her abilities had responded in return, growing alongside with her ever-changing ego. At that moment, she had decided as well that she couldn't always stay holed up under the old man's tutelage. She had the chance to give her hugs and say her goodbyes and with food behind her back, Shou eventually set out for a journey.
Not knowing where to go or what to do, all she wanted to do now is to explore the world.
And understand what is going on.
Her travels was full of enriching experience. Of course, for her looks and current abilities, it would be difficult to go overseas outside of Japan but even then, it was big enough for her to travel across for months to interact with different people, understand different cultures, gather more information, and like many youngsters, got herself into a few fights as well. That massively contributed to the growth of her personality and made her who she is now as a person.
Back to the present time, Shou was finally back to Karakura City where she first found herself in the middle of nowhere. Now then, what sort of excitement will be waiting for her?
» Athletic: In contrast to her rather slim stature, Shou is actually an extremely athletic individual with inhuman levels of stamina and speed, naturally outperform even gold medalist olympic runner and coupled with using reiryoku, she could go even faster if she wanted to and reach a point where she can casually dodge bullets. This is in due to the fact that not only she has received training early on under the tutelage of someone else to learn basic self-defense capabilities, Shou is also an avid traveller and tends to go around on foot during her travels for a few years and over time, that contributed to her ridiculous endurance to last long and move fast.
But that is about it. Physical endurance aside, she doesn't have the strength to back it up. Maybe among powerless civilians, she may be above average but her punches and kicks are pretty weak since she isn't really the type to do weight training or get into a fight seriously unless necessary. If she tries to arm wrestle against someone who has done some amount of weight training, she would most likely lose against them.
» Willpower: Shou isn't exactly sure if it was a naturally born trait or was it because of her past but even for a human, her willpower is rather astounding and has abnormal level of tolerance against fear. Situations that would've easily thrown someone into confusion, experiencing strange occurrences or even facing against someone far more powerful than themselves would've easily succumbed to fear and break apart, she can make rational decisions even under those moments of high stress. She is definitely not an all-perfect human being that cannot feel an inch of fear but alongside with her personality, it will be a difficult work to even mentally break her.
» Intellectual: Shou isn't the smartest of the bunch nor is she stupid either. As a lone traveller and having interacted with people of different places even if it is just restricted within the country of Japan, she is definitely smarter than most average humans, capable of keeping her composure and find the right solution to a difficult situation. It is just that this trait of hers rarely shows because of her tendency in being too playful and she would even make mistakes from time to time - this is exactly why she is not the smartest one either as she only make smart decisions if she has to.
» Collector: Shou's unique power, the "Collector", has the ability to allow her to pay a "price" in exchange for anything that she desires. Not to be confused with something like an equivalent exchange, it is more akin to buying power - to pay for something in return.
What that "price" and "payment" should be, it can practically be anything whether its tangible or not, or even by concept. For example, she can pay the price with her blood by inflicting injuries on herself with the ability to manipulate an element, paying with her body by transferring one's pain over to her (intangible), or by theory, even payment via ability: to lose her own powers to "loan" (grant) someone else a power or ability of her choosing instead temporarily until she gains it back and the person being granted that power loses it (conceptual).
Things that are offered as payment would result it being broken apart or entirely vanish, an indication that the payment has been accepted - however, there are rules that Shou has to follow to offer up anything as payment:
- Living or spiritual beings, or even objects imbued with a living spirit in it like a shinigami's zanpakuto are not applicable as payment since they are alive and the ability to "pay" itself is not meant to kill
- Repeated payment with the same thing will result in inflation - costs on the use of her reiryoku doubles on every repeated use and estimated of after 3 times in total will render that payment as worthless and she will have to be switch it up (though this do refresh after the end of a thread)
- "Buying" for anything is also the same as rule 2 - as Shou keeps buying the same thing, it will eventually "run out of stock" and is also applicable up to 3 times only. Even worse, whatever is being offered up as payment is still consumed as it follows rule 2 but nothing can also be provided in the end (following rule 3) when it runs out so it can be a risk for her if she is not paying attention.
Though, to achieve any of these, she has to embed part of her reiryoku into anything that she decides to pay with whether it is tangible or not, so the consumption goes up along with the complexity of what she is trying to do. Since she can't really use her reiryoku directly from the source to do any of these feats, what makes her powers unique that by "paying up" with something external (whether its tangible or not as it is being treated something like cash), she can effectively reduce the costs of using her reiryoku when compared to a different person doing the same thing but directly using their spiritual energy as the source instead.
With her current capabilities and the fact that Shou is still relative new into understanding her own powers, her only method of payment is by tangible and intangible means means, inflicting injury on herself and pay with her own blood at a reduced consumption to her reiryoku or using external forces as payment to utilize as a defensive ability to minimize damage on herself. Even with that method of payment, she did find a few uses for it as well:
» Offensive properties: Unfortunately, there aren't that many offensive properties to her powers. The only one she had figured out so far was to pay up tangible objects in exchange for temporary use of other powers for a single post. While she can grant herself any sort of powers as long as she has the right price to pay up, aside from the basic four elements like electricity, fire, wind and earth with beginner control over them such as chucking fireballs, shocking people with direct contact, cutting people with throwing slices of wind and creating stone spikes either as projectiles or laying as traps. She isn't capable enough to try anything else than those.
However; the complexity of the powers being granted (invincibility and immortality is almost impossible because there is no right price for it) and the duration (from a single post to multiple posts long) plays a major role on how much she should pay up, though that cost do come down as her tier goes up. Coupled with the current understanding of her abilities, it could only last as long as a single post before she has to redo it again and only being able to do 2-3 more times.
» Defensive properties: Shou's powers do shine more when it comes to defensive capabilities - she can summon basic barriers capable of taking a few hits from someone equal or lower than her tier, effectively reduce or even negate damage from crashing (whether from falling or being thrown into a building at high speeds), she can remove the speed by offering it up as a "payment" and stop herself from taking further damage in the crash.
Shou can also redirect attacks back to her opponents. Basically, attacks being thrown towards her (the direction and force) all can be used as payment for her powers and once the payment has been accepted, those elements gets removed and returned back to her opponents. However, it has its limitations. Against opponents a full tier below her, she can effectively redirect those attacks back then. Those equal in tier or within the same tier as her, it serves as a dampener and can only effectively reduce the damage against her by half, while those above her gets a dampened damage against her by 25%.
» Debt: It is something Shou only use it as a last resort akin to something like an instant power boost. By making use of the nature of her powers, she can effectively put herself "in debt". Meaning that she can temporarily halt any form of payment to grant herself anything in return and this can even apply up to the extremes by physically enhancing herself, to manipulate multiple elements at once and even support others by "buying" enhancements for others to bolster their physical capabilities within the duration of the debt.
But the final price being paid is dire. In exchange for the power to put herself in debt and perform things that she normally is incapable of doing - the longer she keeps herself "in debt" and the more (amount and complexity) she borrows by granting more of her desires to do different things within that time, the heavier her punishment comes. While the duration can be whatever she desires, Shou plans to keep it only a short while (1 post long) in order to minimize the final damage incurred to herself.
She has never used it once but guessing with her current capabilities and understanding of her powers, the worst case out of this debt may be an instant infliction of numerous injuries on her body, enough to put her right down and into the hospital from blood loss.
(To Find Out about what these skills are for, please READ THIS THREAD before you try doing anything to it)
» Durability: Adept
» Speed: Advanced
» Strength: Beginner
» Martial Skill: Untrained
» Willpower: Advanced
» Deduction: Adept
» Focus: Adept
» Power Control: Adept
» Physical Augmentation: Untrained
» Spiritual Adaptation: Beginner
» Mediumship: Adept
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Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:12 pm
- Initial Check:
Year 2XXX - > After the timeline squish and simplification, three hundred years were condensed into one hundred so the dates you write here should be 21XX rather than 24XX.
Cool idea, I do like how you have an economy system going on here while being pretty simple. Unfortunately though, her power is very broad. You've done well to add soft limits and narrow down the greater scope to her current level of power but it's very much an I can just make things happen power. Overall, good framework but a couple of things required for it.
1. temporarily lose her own powers to grant someone else a power instead (conceptual).
This should be a temporary empowering of another person, like a loan, where they lose it after a while as she gains her own power back.
2. Things that are offered as payment would result it being broken apart or entirely vanish, an indication that the payment has been accepted.
Due to the nature of her overall theme and it being very focused on the concept of buying and selling, this should only work with things that are her's to avoid situations like taking someone's zanpakuto or something of that nature to burn for her own power.
2. While she can grant herself any sort of powers as long as she has the right price to pay up, aside from the basic four elements like electricity, fire, wind and earth, she isn't capable enough to try anything else than those.
These should be basic expressions like rather than manipulating fire, she can "buy" a fireball to throw or something.
3. and even teleport herself to a different place.
Can't let you have teleportation without it being fleshed out and expanded upon, and probably not until she starts reaching high due to its nature as a restricted power that requires a good amount of details and work into it.
4. Additional drawbacks. You can express these as thematic things but I would recommend things like "inflation", consective uses of the same gimmick through the thread increases its cost. "Limited stock" she has a limited amount of access to some things before they run out and even if she has the "cash" there is no supply to buy.
- Final Check:
» Tier: 5-1
» Power: D
» Influence: F
» Resources: F
» Overall: E
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Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:19 am
Changes has been made accordingly
- Added rules for the payment system
- Expanded on manipulating of elements
- Fixed the years for the history
- Removed teleportation since I plan to only let her have it later on in her growth
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