Post by taki on May 6, 2010 14:19:49 GMT -5
Name: Makuro Fumaseki
Actual Age: 144
Appearing Age: 14
Makuro has medium length icy blue hair in an emo style with the fringe on the right hand side. The strangest thing about him is mostly likely his eyes. Rather then being blue or green or another traditional colour they are the colour of the night sky with white flecks like stars. He is rougly 5ft5 and has an atheletic build that is lithe and sinewy and is most commonly associated with swimmers.
He dresses in the traditional shinigami uniform, but has a pale blue obi rather then white. The sleeves of his shitagi and kosode only reach down to the elbows. Furthermore, his waraji are not brown they are instead a gold colour. His zanpakutoh is worn at his waist on the right hand side of his body because he is left handed. On his left shoulder is that tatoo of the Iris symbol of his squad. On his right shoulder is the symbol of his clan, which is an ornate S surrounded by a fuma shuriken made out of intricate lines. This tatoo is made of black lines with crimson highlights.
He obeys the laws of two groups: the Gotei 13 and even more then that the noble house of Falburn, his own family, to which he is the heir to their leadership. Despite the laws of these groups he also has his own principles which he follows above the laws. 1. A strong mind is as important as a strong body. 2. Trust and respect are not a birthright, they are earned. 3. Rules can be bent or broken, but only in extreme circumstances. 4. Without a reason to fight one can never truly be strong. 5. Death before dishonour.
However, despite his principles and his obedience of the laws he is not a stiff like Byakuya nor is he cold like Toushiro. Instead, he is quite a fun loving guy always up for a drink or a party. He is flirtatious, but not to an extreme. He is only really interested in women and will flirt, but if he is in a relationship he is very loyal and will never betray the woman he is with. However, he also is quite dedicated to improving himself especially his swordsmanship and shunpo. His dream is to become the best shunpo user ever...even better then Soifon, Byakuya and even Yoruichi, the Goddess of Flash herself, and thus earn the title God of Flash.
He desires strength and trains to do so so that he can avenge his mother. If he is asked about his father he will go silent and won't say another word. If he is asked about his mother he will grow upset and will leave to hide his tears. Kenpachi fights for fun, Byakuya for pride, Ichigo to defend his friends, Makuro will fight to become strong enough to defeat his father and bring honour back to his family. He also fights to beat the record of his family and become a vice-captain, the highest any member had reached being the 3rd seat.
Despite being ambidextrous he will usually fight with his left hand, though he often fights two handed to increase the strength of his attacks. However, he developed his right hand swordsmanship so that if his left hand was ever disabled he could still fight. In battle he prefers to rely on speed rather then strength and likes to turn his opponent's strengths against them. He is good at analysing weaknesses in his opponent's style and exploiting them and will use his hands and feet to aid his combat. It would seem he was ideal for second squad, but he is not fond of stealth fighting, believing it smart, but cowardly and would rather attack head on. In battle he tries not to let anger cloud his judgement and has trained himself to control his emotions so they do not affect him in combat. If he had a choice between saving an ally or saving himself he would save the ally.
Unlike most residents of soul society he was born in soul society and so until he was a shinigami he had never even seen the real world. He was born to a minor noble family and every member of this family was sent to the spiritual arts academy when the reached the age of 21. As such, when he reached 21 he was sent to the spiritual arts academy. However, before this he spent his life at private education where he practised fencing and kenpo and also was taught to control his spiritual pressure which was high even for his family standards.
When he was sent to the academy he was put in the top class due to his skill at swordsmanship and his ability to control his reiatsu more then his classmates. He enjoyed his classes and became quite popular and made a few close friends. Due to his families standing as nobles he also had private lessons in order to develop his skills further. Due to this he became able to use shunpo about a few months before he left the academy and became able to use kidou and hand to hand to quite a high level and swordsmanship to a very high level.
When he graduated the academy after five years of the six year term he spent quite a bit of time without a squad despite his family offering him routes into squads they were members of. He refused this however prefferring to forge his own path and decide which squad he wanted to join himself. He spent his time learning about the laws of the shinigami and the different captains and their ideals. As a noble he had always been taught to obey the laws and he did so without question unless he had a real reason to go against them. Due to this he initially thought about going to join Byakuya who virtually worshipped the laws of soul society. However, the personality was to different to his own for his liking, to cold and emotionless. So he decided to join the seventh squad of the gotei 13 because of Komamura's loyalty to the Gotei 13 and soul society and also because the symbol is the Iris, symbolising courage, which was one of his ideals, to always be courageous in the face of adversity. However, he spent several years before he actually joined the squad prefferings to develop his skills to make it more likely he would be able to join the squad.
As such when he went to join the seventh squad he had developed above average kidou skills for an unseated member and his swordsmanship was top notch. He has also developed shunpo so he could use it quite a bit without being exhausted. However, his entrance to the seventh squad was marred with grief and anger. On the same day he was iniated he was sent a message. His mother had been killed and his father outcast for the murder. He was now the heir to the Fumaseki Crusader title. That was what the leader of the family was called. However, he did not think of it, instead he thought only of vengeance against his father. However, no-one heard from him and no-one saw him despite him swearing revenge. Makuro was sure he was biding his time, gathering his strength to take back the title by force...that was the only way he could get it back. If Makuro's father beat his own father the current holder of the title, in a dual then he would gain the title. If he waited till his father died then he would have to fight Makuro for the title. Makuro swore that he would not hold back and would make him pay for his treachery.
As a member of the seventh squad of the Gotei 13 he spent his time upholding the laws of soul society, doing his duties and developing his skills further to try and achieve a seated position where he would be more useful and also so he would be ready when his father eventually raised his head and tried to take back the titlel. It was about twenty years after he joined the squad, so by now he would be about 52, that he achieved his shikai, although only the first ability.
It was during a mission to wipe out some hollows that he achieved the abililty starblast. During this mission he was caught off guard by a hollow with stealth abilities who disarmed him and bound him with tentacles. The hollow and several others were about to finish him off when time seemed to freeze and his spirit spoke. "My name is Suta-Raito." it stated. As if by instinct he knew the command for his shikai and pointed to the blade with his finger.
"SHINE BRIGHTLY, SUTA-RAITO" he yelled. His outfit changed and the blast of spiritual energy created as he attempted to activate his shikai without holding the blade broke the bonds of the hollow. He rolled and grabbed his zanpakutoh and shunpoed to gain some distance and turned. He felt in complete sync with his spirit as they both spoke the command. "Star Blast." A large star shaped blast of energy was launched at the hollows. It hit one dead on and destroyed it and went straight through killing another. He then used his swordsmanship to take down the others. He stared at the blade, which had only changed in colour. The power was exhilirating. "Thank you Suta-Raito." he whispered as he sheathed the sword and sealed it.
He spent the next ten years further developing the control of his shikai and learnt two other abilities (Cosmic Trail and Orion's belt) and developed all three of his current abilities to the current level of skill, which is mastery. He also activated the true form of his shikai: the dual bladed kodachi, with the chain. He spent the rest of his life partying, doing his job and developing the four shinigami arts (mainly hoho and zanjutsu) to higher levels and by the age of 133 achieved a seated position in the Gotei 13 Seventh squad. When he achieved this position he got the tatoo of the Iris on his left shoulder in order to show his loyalty to the squad. Only once in his long life has he ever disagreed with a law and that was the whole Rukia event. He was against the idea of her execution. Sure she had broken a law, but if she hadn't she would be dead and so would many humans. It was the right choice.
Currently, he is trying to improve his shunpo to a higher level and also trying to master his bankai, which he has recently achieved. He managed to physically manifest his zanpakutoh spirit after much training. It took him ten years in order to achieve this, but he believes it was worth it as it allowed him access to a higher level of strength even without bankai. It was during his bankai training that he achieved the final ability of his shikai which was meteor shower and through further training that he got up to his current level of skill of skill, mastery, with the technique. After a further year he manged to achieve bankai. However, he cannot use any new abilities with it yet and can only use its physical form to aid his assaults. He can still use his shikai abilities in this form.
Recently, he has gained a fearsome reputation for his strength and prowess due to almost winning two battles against bankai users with only his shikai and them using bankai. Both battles ended in ties. However, due to the mysterious power of rumour it is believed that he actually won these battles and so he is known as a Bankai-Slayer. Due to this and the achievement of bankai, even without abilities, he feels he is more then ready to take his father on should it come to it. If he found his father it would be the only time he would break a law of soul society. He would find his father and kill him rather then arrest him. It was all he deserved.
Other then his targets to become the God of Flash and to avenge his mother he has one other target. This target is to become the vice-captain of the seventh squad of the Gotei 13. He wants this position for two reasons. The first is to please his family and outmatch all of them. The highest any of his family had reached was third seat and he wanted to beat that record and bring honour to family. The second is that as a vice-captain he would have more responsibility and be able to truly show his skills and help Soul Society. Through this responsibility he hoped he would achieve even higher skills and come closer to his goals.
- Swordsmanship- Advanced
- Kidō- Intermediate
- Hohō - Advanced
- Hand to Hand - Intermediate
- Speed - Advanced
- Power - Intermediate
- Stamina - Intermediate
- Intelligence - Advanced
Translation - Starlight
His zanpakutoh has a pale blue hilt with a diamon pattern and a gold cross-guard. This cross guard is shaped like an eight-pointed star with intricate markings on it. The sword is actually a kodachi, but for stealth and speed purposes he sheaths it in a black leather katana sheath. Along each side of the blade is a blue serpentine dragon with a black coloured eye. The blade itself is silver in colour.
His zanpakutoh is a man who looks like a shinigami, but is hooded. His robes are coloured a very dark blue similar to the night sky and have white marks like stars and swirls of galaxies. The same is on his gloves and the boots he wears instead of tabi and sandals. The image on his clothing appears to be constantly moving and all that is seen if the hood is lowered, which Makuro has only succeeded in doing once, is a silvery mist with two red eyes.
He prefers to act rather then speak and uses words as if they were rationed. He is incredibly intelligent, but will rarely use his intelligence to help Makuro solve a problem prefering to allow the shinigami to cope himself. Unlike Makuro, Suta-Raito is a stiff when it comes to rules and regulations and will always try to stop Makuro if he tries to break one. He hates sunlight and if it is particularly sunny he will refuse to train Makuro. However, if it is at night he will train Makuro as much as he wants especially on the night of the crescent moon. He is fond of puzzles and will often create complex puzzle for Makuro to solve or play shogi with him in order to improve his thinking.
Relationship to Master
He is determined to help Makuro to achieve his goals and become stronger. However, he will not make it easy for Makuro by giving him answers or easy access to abilities. In order to get anything from him Makuro must earn the right through combat or solving a particularly hard puzzle. He believes this will be more beneficial then just giving it to Makuro.
The inner world is like the moon. It is a stark barren white wasteland pock-marked with craters. The wasteland is covered in white sand like dust and there are spires to balance on. Suta-Raito is usually found in one of the craters meditating. The gravity is increased here to make training more difficult and those not used to it will struggle to move. This means the training will strengthen him quicker.
Call Out Phrase: Haen Koukouto
Translation - Shine Brightly
When he states the command the blade and his entire body glow brighthly, almost blindingly so and a blast of reiatsu is let off. When the glow fades his hakama changes to a night blue pair of pants and his kosode into a night blue form fitting top. His weapon changes in a few simple ways. The first is colour: The blade becomes pale blue, the dragon symbol becomes silver, and the handle become white. The second is that it forms two blades rather then the usual one extending from the cross guard. These blades are ever so slightly more curved then the kodachi. The final change is that a 2ft long chain will become attached to the bottom at the end of which is a short spike. This chain which allows him to use techniques other then basic swordsmanship.
Name of Ability - Meteor Shower
- Description of Attack - This ability is exactly as it sounds. He will swing his sword and several small meteors with sharp edges will form and launch at the opponent either one at a time or all at once. He can create up to 7 of these meteors and they are roughly 2ft in diameter. They explode on impact and launch small bits of rock, which do minor damage and are mainly to weaken and annoy rather then kill. The actual major image is done by the initial impact of the meteor and the 5ft diameter explosion caused. These will travel as fast as he swings his sword.
- Type - Long Range
- Range - 30ft
- Limitation - This ability is heavily draining on his reiatsu and thus he cannot use it over and over without causing immense straing to himself. If he uses it over 5 times in a battle his shikai will re-seal and he will become very weak.
Name of Ability - Orion's Belt
- Description of Attack - With this ability he swings his sword and a whip of cosmic energy is formed between the two blades of his shikai which can be used to tie up an opponent or hit them. This can be up to 12ft in length and can be launched as a projectile or remain attached to the tip of the blade. It will burn mildly when it hits a target.
- Type - Whip/Projectile
- Range - 14ft/20ft
- Limitation - Whip: In whip form the orion's belt will double the weight of his zanpakutoh making it more exhausting to use. Projectile: When he launches it he will be unable to move for a few seconds.
Name of Ability - Star Blast
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- Description of Attack - This launches a star shaped blast of energy from his palm. These are 3ft in diameter and can be launched in succession (About 7 a minute). He can launch these without saying the name, but that halves the power. When they hit they will explode with force. If he says the name the diameter of the explosion will be 4ft if he does not it will be only 2ft.
- Type - Energy Blast
- Range - 25ft
- Limitation - If this technique is used to its full power repeatedly it can rapidly drain him so it must be used with care. The blasts are also quite slow (roughly 10mph) so can be dodge quite easily.
Name of Ability - Cosmic Trail
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- Description of Attack - This is a defensive/evasive ability. When he swing his blade a large cloud of dust will be formed around him and his opponent(s) that is around 50ft in radius. He has the ability to sense where others are in the dust so he can fight almost as if it wasn't there, but it will obscure his opponents vision and reduce their ability to detect his position via his reiatsu unless they somehow blast the dust away or escape it. Also now when he speaks in the mist it makes his voice seem to come from all directions at once.
- Type - Evasive
- Range - 100ft
- Limitation - This ability due to its size is quite draining to summon up and if used for extended periods of time it can be extremely exhausting. Due to his attacks being quite bright if he uses them they will reveal his location for a few seconds.
Name: Suta-Raito Samurai: Orion
Translation - Starlight Warrior: Orion
When he states bankai a large tower of light is former around him that is 10ft in diameter. When it fades he is standing there with his sword in one hand a small round shield in the other with a large figure of light surrounding him, which is like a much larger version of him. The giant copies his movements exactly and is 3 times the size of him. Any movement he performs the giant will copy. It is also 3 times as strong as him. So a punch from the giant will be 3 times the strength of a punch from Makuro. He can shunpo whilst in bankai and the giant will do the same. The giant is made of a kind of liquid solid, so it can be pierced much like flesh but it absorbed the force more then flesh. Whilst in bankai he can use his shikai abilities.
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In the silence of the morning a single bell struck once and two eyes coloured like the night sky opened in the darkness, barely visible. The owner of these eyes rose silently from his bed and flicked a switch turning on the lights in his room. The illumination revealed his athletic and muscular naked body. He laid down on the floor and began to perform a series of push-ups. After performing 100 of these he performed 100 sit ups then 100 squats. He looked at the time. He had about an hour before he had to go on duty. This would give him plenty of time in order to do his morning rituals.
He entered the bathroom and showered, cleansing his body of sweat and dirt. This was part of his daily ritual because he believed a clean body was a healthy body. Once he was showered he dried himself off with towels and combed his messy icy blue hair into his usual neat emo style. He walked into his room and opened a drawer and pulled out a pair of underwear and slipped them on. He then sat down on a mat on the floor and with controlled reiatsu lit two reiatsu triggered incense sticks. Whilst on the floor he began to meditate, harmonising his body for the day ahead. He believed that in combat a strong mind was as important as a strong body. He spent about half an hour meditating before walking to his wardrobe and opening it. He pulled out his shinigami uniform and dressed himself. He checked his clock. There were fifteen minutes before he was on duty.
"Time to see if I can up my personal shunpo record." he said quietly to himself. He was skilled at shunpo to a quite a high degree and was determined to eventually be faster then Byakuya and Soifon and after that eventually even faster then Yoruichi. That was his dream, to take the title of God of Flash. It was a hard to achieve dream, some believed it impossible and thought him a fool for trying, but he was determined to succeed and trained daily in order to improve himself and even if he didn't ever arrive at the destination the journey would make him a lot stronger. He shunpoed to his window and then over a series of flash steps soon arrived at his duty. He checked the clock at his duty position and smiled. He had cut his time down by ten seconds and had used two less shunpo steps. It might not seem much, but that was a great improvement. Don't get him wrong, he didn't rely purely on shunpo for speed in combat. He also relied on his natural speed which he felt was just as important to truly be classed as the God of Flash. It was then he saw the hell butterfly coming towards him. He checked the clock...it was only him on duty at this point, having arrived slightly early as he always did, so it must be for him. He extended a hand and the black butterfly landed upon it.
"Hollows have been sighted at the Fumaseki Manor. They are causing a large level of destruction. Your family have requested that only Fumaseki's deal with it." Was the telepathic message instantly projected into his mind. He nodded and then shunpoed towards the Fumaseki Manor. He no longer lived there, preffering to live in his own home, but he visited every once in a while. However, what surprised him was the fact that his family could not deal with it by themselves. Almost every one of the family were shinigami and several of them were always at home. It had to be bad. It was just like his family to be so stubborn that only Fumaseki's would be allowed to deal with it. As they were nobles, if they requested no interference from any shinigami except a Fumaseki then the gotei 13 could not override this easily. As he arrived he saw the large group of hollows and noticed only one member of his family was fighting them. There should be at least four people at the manor at any time. If only to protect the next generation Fumasekis. He shunpoed over.
"Hey Kalek...where is everyone?" he asked as he sliced a hollow in two. "And how the hell did these hollow get to the mansion without them being stopped?" The manor or mansion as Makuro often reffered to it as, was located behind huge outer walls and was surrounded by several other mansions. Yet he had seen no damage on the way. He glanced over at the private Senkaimon gate. It was slightly open and hollows were forcing their way in. "Ok i know how they got here, but who left the gate open?" Kalek who was one of the weakest of the family was doing his best, but was being over powered by the numbers.
"I don't know where and i don't know who." he shouted as he tried to fight off some hollows. "I don't know how they got past the cleaners either. Its like they were shut down." Makuro grimaced. If the cleaners had been turned off then that meant that tons of hollows could be coming through. He had to shut the gate. Yet there were a large group of hollows in the way. There was only one way to deal with this. He focused charging his reiatsu and held his sword above his head, where he twisted it slightly.
"Shine Brightly....Suta-Raito." he whispered. A large blast of reiatsu knocked the hollows back as he activated his shikai. His uniform now similar in colour to that of the night sky and now pants and a form fitting top rather then kusode and hakama. His blade had changed too. The handle was now white and the blade pale blue. A second blade had been formed and the blades curved slightly and now the chain was in place. He grabbed hold of the chain. It was time to cut a path through. "Orion's belt." he stated. A ten foot long chain of energy was formed between the two blades. He began to swing the blade about rapidly holding onto only the chain. It acted like a buzzsaw as he charged his way through the hollow blasting them with his star blast. Saying the name increased the power, but it was strong enough without the name against these hollows. He was not known as one of the strongest Fumaseki's for nothing.
Eventually he managed to cut his way through to the gate, which he slammed shut. Now no more hollows would get through. It was now time to deal with the rest of the hollows. He leapt into the air with the handle of his sword in hand and swung it down. "METEOR SHOWER." Large rocks formed aboved his head and launched rapidly at the hollows exploding when they hit. When they exploded debris launched at other hollows taking them down. There were only a few left. He sealed his shikai and shunpoed to each slicing them across the mask. "Task done." he stated in a calm tone. He couldn't have been any calmer if he had said 'piece of cake'.
As he stated these words there was a large round of applause and people semeed to immerge from everywhere. All of them family members. Every member of his family was applauding, except Kelek. Makuro looked at them questiongly. Out of the crowd the most prominent member of the family walked. It was his grandfather Halren Fumaseki. He walked slowly due to his age and used a walking stick, which contained his zanpakutoh. He spoke loudly as he drew close.
"Well done Makuro." he said proudly. "You have passed the test." Makuro continued to look at him quizzically. None of what was being said made sense to him. "As you are the heir to the leadership of the Fumaseki's when I die...you needed to be tested to see if you were capable enough of the burden. We needed to see whether you made the right choice to stop the problem at its source rather then keep fighting an endless stream of hollows." Makuro nodded. He had heard of a test, but didn't realise he would have it so soon. His grandfather was nowhere near death and any assasin that tried to kill him was swiftly defeated and sent for trial by the elite bodyguard. There were still some questions he had to ask though, but as he opened his mouth his grandfather raised a hand and spoke as if reading his mind. "The passageway of our senkaimon was opened onto an area popular with hollows and hollow bait was used to draw them in. We requested temporary shut down of our set of cleaners for our test." Makuro nodded at this and turned to leave.
"Hey why wasn't I told about this?" Kelek demanded. Makuro turned. He had forgotten that Kelek wasn't applauding. He had obviously not been aware of the situation. Someone near him whispered something to him and he fell silent for a moment then shouted "I would NOT have blabbed" and ran off. Makuro shrugged and looked at his grandfather.
"You may return to your duty." He said. Makuro nodded and shunpoed off to his duty. The battle had been invigorating and had broken the doldrum of the day quite nicely. Now all he had to do was complete his duty then he could go out with a few friends. They had planned a party for the night. He sighed deeply as he returned to his duty position. His thoughts drifted to that of his father who had been cast out of the family after killing Makuro's mother. He had sworn revenge on them, but he had not been seen since. It was due to this that he was the heir to the Fumaseki title of Crusader rather then his father.
"Crusader Makuro." he mused to himself. "It has a nice ring to it." He looked around thinking about the situation. Soon, soon he would find his father and take his vengeance. He would find that scumbag and make him pay for his treachery. He had dishonoured the entire family and only through his death could honour be returned to the Fumaseki house.
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