Vizard - Azusa Komura - [B-3] Sept 17, 2011 21:44:41 GMT -5
Post by Ricolyte on Sept 17, 2011 21:44:41 GMT -5
Name: Azusa Komura
Actual Age: 174
Appearing Age: 17
Standing at 5’ 2”, Azusa is a little short. She has a very dense bone structure, but is still on the petite side, weighing much more than she would appear at 130 pounds. She is mildly muscular, and has definition as opposed to being toned. Azusa has a natural very light tan.
Azusa has light gold eyes, and is often seen with a furrowed brow and a stern expression. She has medium length black hair that parts to the right. She then uses a thin, silver colored headband tied around her head to keep the hair out of her face.
Instead of the regular shinigami uniform, she wears a long faded black canvas duster that is close enough to the style of the regular uniform to be passable. Azusa wears tightfitting, black raw hide shoes in the style of converse high-tops. Underneath the duster she wears black leggings and a white shirt with the picture of a bull skull on the front and back.
Azusa has her own strong sense of what is right and wrong, seeing the “greater good” as something more important than established laws. She puts up a tough exterior, not wanting people to see her as weak. Azusa believes that if people saw her as weak, they would also see her ideals as being weak.
Azusa believes in treating everyone as equals, in short that means she respects all people as she would a captain, until they prove her otherwise.
She despises those that harass people they deem as weaker than themselves. This came from her being harassed by people before she had the power to protect herself.
Azusa hates it when people try to either cater to her, or help her for no other reason than because of her smallish size or being a girl. She finds it extremely asinine and demeaning.
Although very proficient in its use, Azusa doesn’t believe in wielding her zanpakuto for anything other than serious training, or on missions, opting to use a practice sword for most training exercises. To her, the act of unsheathing your sword is, in it of itself, intent to harm someone else. There is a serious line that has to be crossed for her to pull out her zanpakuto against someone.
Azusa grew up in the sixty-fifth district of the South Rukongai to, believe it or not, two loving parents. Azusa and her mother were protected from any lawlessness by Azusa’s father. He was a very strong and sturdy man whose ideals were absorbed by his daughter. The only real trouble Azusa would ever get in would be when she wasn’t around her father. Over time, however, this would grow into her hating the fact that she used her dad almost like a crutch, “When things get really bad, my dad will take care of them”. Azusa knew that someday she didn’t want to rely on her dad so much; she just didn’t really know how she was going to accomplish this.
The answer to that question came one day when Azusa, who was outside just meandering around, almost fell prey to a group of five male young adults who had obvious bad intentions. Before anything really bad could occur, her father tried to intervene. However numbers got the best of him and after only being able to drive away one of the assailants, was set upon by the remaining members; who proceeded to beat the living hell out of him. Unable to do anything Azusa collapsed into the fetal position and started crying, she felt so helpless and she despised it. In this emotional state she unwillingly used up almost all of her spiritual energy in the form of spiritual pressure, which incapacitated not only the young men but Azusa herself. She later woke up in her house, her mother taking care of both Azusa and her dad while they recovered.
After the long recovery Azusa’s parents told her the nature of what happened that day. They told her of their desire for her to try and join the shinigami academy and get her spirit energy under control. They didn’t want Azusa to be a danger to herself when she really couldn’t control the energy. She only saw it as a way to finally be able to depend on herself instead of her dad so much. Right before entering the academy she vowed with all her strength she would try and never find herself as helpless as she did when she watched those men almost kill her father.
Azusa’s entrance to the academy was unspectacular, but during her training she made a conscious decision to come across as strong and serious as possible to her classmates. She gained respect and it made her proud to know her efforts were paying off in both recognition, and her growing stronger. At the end of her time at the academy she graduated in the top fourth of her class, and it wasn’t very hard for her to be recruited by a squad.
About thirty-five years into Azusa being a shinigami, she found out the name of her zanpakuto. It happened when, after successfully performing many soul burials on earth, she was able to, under guidance, perform jinzen and come into contact with her zanpakuto spirit.
The discovery of her shikai, however, would pale in comparison to the discovery of her inner hollow. This would happen on Earth. While patrolling a neighborhood she witnessed the last part of a brutal homicide. The victim was a teenage girl, and her assailants were a group of five guys. Azusa flew into a rage, and out of her willingness to strike down these people for reasons, not of her ideals, but because of her strength over them, her inner hollow was born.
Since returning to the soul society Azusa has not done anything for anyone to be concerned about, not warranting any inquiry into her mental state, yet. On the inside, however, she now deals with the daily struggle of keeping her inner hollow's emotions from manifesting themselves in Azusa's demeanor. When losing control she is immediately incapacitated, focusing all her energy on regaining her senses. Luckily, to date, these episodes have all happened in private.
- Swordsmanship- Advanced
- Kidō- Intermediate
- Hohō - Advanced
- Hand to Hand - Intermediate
- Speed - Advanced
- Power – Beginner
- Stamina - Beginner
- Intelligence - Intermediate
Translation – justice. (roughly)
It has the appearance of a ninjato. The handle and the sheath are made of dirty ivory; when sheathed the sheath, handle, and guard seem like a single piece of cylindrical ivory. The guard is a circle that is unadorned. The blade is a strait 24 inches long and ends in a square tip. She keeps it on the inside of her duster by her right hip; the inside of the duster has somewhat of a holster for the sheath.
Kouhei, for all intents and purposes, looks like an unkempt, skinny, dude. He stands at six foot four inches. He is as skinny as a pole, and he has long raggedy brown hair. His skin is covered in dirt, his face is unshaven, and he speaks with a high pitched, American west accent.
Kouhei wears the clothes of the old west sheriff archetype. He wears a red, long sleeve, button-up cotton shirt, and sports a pair of worn out blue jeans. Over this he has a tattered tan duster. He wears a cowboy hat on his head and maroon leather cowboy boots. In addition he has a Colt Anaconda holstered on his right hip, with a belt of bullets that wrap around his waist two times.
Kouhei believes in the absolute authority of the law, and in carrying out righteous justice to those who break it. In his mind, he IS the law. To him, only through the law can peace and order be established. He enjoys hearing himself talking, especially in the presence of other people. He loves to dispense his “truths” about the world to anyone that would listen.
Relationship to Master
They have a pretty good relationship and agree on most things; however the biggest thing they disagree on is the importance of established law in perpetuating a state of safety and happiness in society. He believes that only through the law can such things be possible, while she believes that laws can become corrupted and can do more harm than good in certain situations. “The greater good” being the goal, and the means to get there sometimes outside the range of the law.
Azusa's inner world is an old American west ghost town at dusk. A single street runs down the center of town, flanked on both sides by a row of old west style buildings. At the end of the street, in front of a large setting sun, is a set of wooden gallows, primed and ready for its next victim.
Name: Lex Naturalis
Lex is basically the female version of Kouhei. She’s about 5’ 9”, and skinny as a pole. She, unlike Kouhei, combs her long, brown, wavy hair, and does not have facial hair. She wears the same clothes as Kouhei, her’s are just in better condition and clean. She sports a Smith and Wesson Model 29 revolver, with an ammo belt that wraps around her waist twice.
In principal, she is the opposite of Kouhei and a perversion of Azusa’a ideals. She believes in the “Law of Nature”, those who are weak are weeded out and the strong decide what is right and wrong. They can promote as corrupt laws as they want, as long as they have the power to sustain their rule. If they are overthrown, then the next person to seize control decides what the new right and wrong is.
Relationship to Master
They don’t get along very well. Lex revels in the moments in which Azusa loses control and casts aside her ideals, promoting the “Laws of Nature” Lex believes in. Lex taunts Azusa whenever she can, egging Azusa on when she gets into stressful situations where she might lose control.
Mask Appearance and Summoning
It’s a worn iron mask in the rough shape of a human face. There are hole punched out in the mouth area, and it has a raised piece that goes over the nose. Eye holes are punched out and connected to each other by a horizontal slit over the nose piece.
To summon it, Azusa draws her right thumb from her chin to her fore head, the mask appearing where her thumb has been. She can stay in a hollowfied form for 24 seconds.
Enhanced Physical Attributes
- Description of Attack – When Azusa becomes Hollowfied she receives a noticeable boost in speed, able to strike faster with her zanpakuto, move faster with shunpo, and has faster reflexes associated with her faster speed. She does not gain a boost to her strength in any way.
- Limitation - This ability is only available when she is wearing her mask. When not wearing it, she retains her normal speed and reflexes.
Call Out Phrase: Punish the Guilty
Translation – n/a
The blade of her zanpakuto grows to 36 inches long but retains the square tip; it does however develop a heavy curve. The guard takes the shape of a bull skull the size of her fist, with the blade protruding out of the forehead of the skull. The handle turns into a slightly elongated pistol-grip without the trigger and trigger guard.
- Description of Attack – Azusa charges her zanpakuto with reiatsu and it's blade begins to develop a bright orange glow, like a hot iron. The blade singes mundane clothing and causes first degree burns when in contact with skin. It takes about 10% of her spiritual energy to keep the ability going.
- Type - Combat
- Range - Close
- Limitation - If water comes into contact with the blade, it begins to cool down, and Azusa must use a larger portion of her reiatsu to keep the ability going, like 15-20%. It affects those of Azusa’s tier normally, with tiers below her experiencing higher degree burns. Those of one tier higher, the burns are less severe. Two tiers or higher are immune to the physical effects of the blade, they can’t be burned but their clothes can still singe (a small victory, but a victory none the less. Make them pay for new clothes.)
Translation - If Applicable
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The night was brighter than usual in the seireitei. Azusa was walking back to her barracks after some commotion from a drunkard. She was tired of the widespread alcoholism found here, hell, she was just plain tired. This is the freaking military, she thought, wasn’t there some kind of code against this. The amount of responsibility these rampant alcoholics had was astounding, at least in Azusa’s opinion.
She came to an intersection. Out of the shadow of a building to her right stepped out an obese shinigami. Every step he took closer to her the smell of alcohol grew stronger and stronger.
“Hey little lady, you look lost, need help finding your way home?" the inebriated man said while sporting the ugliest smile Azusa had ever seen. She didn’t know what made her more pissed off. She just decided that everything about this man had pissed her off, and he still had the gall to keep coming forward. Did he really think that she would accept his offer?
“Hado number one, Shō”, Azusa said calmly, pointing her finger at the man. He flew back a couple feet, but because of his drunkenness, weight, and momentum he tripped and kept rolling. After he stopped, Azusa could hear him snoring. As amusing as she found this, using the hado had made her even more tired. Azusa desperately awaited the comfort of her plush bed, the warmness of her quilted blanket. So close, yet so far away.
Azusa kept walking down the road, an ally way coming up on her left. She glanced down the alley to see three figures climbing down into a sewer opening; she didn’t even want to know. Azusa looked back straight ahead to see a lady stumbling down the street, laughing her head off for no apparent reason. She had her uniform hanging half open, revealing way more than Azusa wanted to see. Azusa blushed at the sight, mildly embarrassed for her. She spotted Azusa walking towards her and started to speak.
“Hey, there little guy, can you not…”
“Hado number one, Shō."
What the freak, do I really look like a boy dammit, Azusa thought. Unfortunately this last expenditure of spiritual energy left her almost exhausted. I’ll just shunpo there. She took a couple steps and was within range of her barracks, finally. Too tired to calculate the last step, Azusa ran headlong into the gate, losing consciousness before she even hit the ground.
The sentries looked to see what the commotion was.
“Looks like we have another drunk one, go put her in with rest of them. Dang alcoholics make the rest of us look bad."
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