Shinigami - Soifon - [S-2] Jul 9, 2009 21:02:38 GMT -5
Post by Rebel Raven on Jul 9, 2009 21:02:38 GMT -5
Name: Soi Fon
Skill Level: Swordsmanship: Advanced
Skill Level: Shunpou: Advanced
Skill Level: Hand-to-hand: Advanced
Soifon is staunchly loyal, firm, and unbending in her beliefs. She is a hard worker and takes a strong moral stance — she particularly believes in following orders. She is generally reserved and truly not arrogant in any manner like her lieutenant. She will not hesitate in the slightest to strike down even her subordinates if they stand in her way. She chooses to ignore all her subordinates, including her lieutenant Ōmaeda, believing that personal struggle builds character. Soifon, like most female Shinigami, is a member of the Shinigami Women's Association, and appears to be the only one of captain rank within the organization (assuming Retsu Unohana is not a member).Appearance:
Soifon likes fish, but dislikes meat. She often spends her free time dreaming about the days when she and Yoruichi fought together and practiced Shunpō. In a Valentine's Day omake, she even tried to give her a heart shaped box of chocolates with little success and she seems to love anything that resembles a black cat, which is Yoruichi's alternate form, and she has a large collection of black cat shaped merchandise. It is also known that since Yoruichi's reappearance, she began to collect cat accessories and had the 2nd Division quarters installed with floor-heating (the expenses were covered by her lieutenant). Soifon once seems to be affectionately admiring pictures of Yoruichi. Later, as part of the photo collecting project of the Shinigami Woman's Association she attempts to take nude photos of Yoruichi while she is distracted but fails miserably. During a meeting of the Shinigami Women's Association, she requested to have a cellphone in the shape of a black cat's head with a bee body (the cat representing Yoruichi and the bee representing herself) that would allow her to talk to Yoruichi as much as she wants, and in another meeting when discussing ideas for a Shinigami video game, Soifon requested a game with her and Yoruichi as the protagonists, both requests were denied however. Soifon's name means broken (or rather, to break) bee and the name of her zanpakutō, Suzumebachi, means hornet.
Soifon is a person of incredible resolve, not hesitating to do whatever it takes to complete a mission and defeat her enemy; an example of this can be seen during her battle with the Segunda Espada, after being exposed to an attack she orders her vice-captain to remove her arm without hesitation. Very rarely will Soifon show signs of desperation or emotion on the battlefield, except when it concerns her former master. Despite her cold demeanor and constant attack towards her vice-captain, she has displayed a certain level of faith in him (trusting him to act as a distraction while she carries out a plan).
A relatively short and petite woman with lightly tanned skin and black hair. She wears the traditional Shinigami Captain's uniform with a sleeveless haori and a yellow obi tied around her waist. Underneath her standard Shinigami captain's uniform, Soifon wears the uniform of the Commander-in-chief of the Onmitsukidō, which has no sleeves and doesn't cover the back. Her hair is worn short with two long braids covered in cloth. Prior to Yoruichi's defection, Soifon's hair was shoulder-length and had a softer look to it (perhaps relating to her change in personality). Instead of wearing the standard Shinigami sandals with tabi, she wears traditional Chinese shoes with ordinary white socks.Zanpakuto Spirit:
None ShownSealed Zanpakuto:
Suzumebachi (雀蜂, Hornet): In its sealed form, it resembles a wakizashi with a yellow hilt reminiscent of a Chinese dao. It is kept sheathed horizontally behind Soifon's lower back hanging by a rope.Shikai Description:
Shikai: triggered by the command "Sting all Enemies to Death!" (尽敵螫殺, Jinteki Shakusetsu; Viz: "Spider enemy's killing strike"). Grasping onto Suzumebachi with her right hand, the entire sword will glow white and shrink in size. When the emitting glow dies off, it is revealed that Suzumebachi has now taken on the form of an accessory. Covering Soifon's right wrist is a gold gauntlet with a small chain linking to a large, thick "stinger" on Soifon's middle finger. The cone-like shaped "stinger" extends at a length about twice as far as the normal extension of the finger, allowing Soifon’s striking distance to increase slightly. Ornately decorated in gold and black, the Shikai is fitting of its name, as the pattern and shapes resemble that of a hornet. In this form, Suzumebachi is still capable of holding its own against a opponents sword attacks, blocking with the "stinger" as well as striking and even blocking incoming attacks with the gauntlet portion.Shikai Abilities:
Special Ability: Totally integrated into her natural abilities with Flash Steps, Suzumbachi’s abilities indeed prove deadly.Bankai Description:
Nigeki Kessatsu (弐撃決殺, death in two steps) As its first step, Soifon stabs her enemy with Suzumbachi’s blade. Not only leaving a rather deep wound, the attack leaves a butterfly-shaped stamp on the user’s body. Spreading from the center of the wound, known as Hōmonka (蜂紋華, hornet's crest), this stamp becomes the target of Soifon’s second attack. If struck in this same spot that was hit the first time, the person will inevitably die and thus illustrate "Death in Two Steps." The crests are maintained by Soifon's will and are impossible to remove unless she wills it; when Yoruichi was still running the Onmitsukidō, Soifon could only maintain the crests for half an hour. The effect of the poisons reaction time takes slightly longer for those who have enhanced power. Soifon explains at one point that the mechanics behind the ability are not based on being hit on the same spot on the skin, but rather when Suzumebachi pierces the exact same spot internally from any side of the body. This shows that Suzumebachi's ability takes effect not through point of entry but rather point of actual surface contact.
Counter-Poison: Soifon explains in a filler that Suzumebachi's ability is caused by a type of venom it secretes, which acts as a handy counter-poison.
Jakuhō Raikōben (雀蜂雷公鞭, Hornet Thunder Whip): Its appearance is that of a protective armor that encases Soifon's entire right arm and comes all the way above her shoulder to form a face shield that she uses to cover the right side of her face. The casing comes off and reveals a weapon with the similar make of a missile attached to a base. Before she activated her Bankai, Soifon wrapped a heavy metal sash (Ginjōhan) around the building she stood on, in preparation for the attack's massive recoil and the resulting powerful explosion. She uses her Bankai so rarely that it has remained largely unseen by the members of Soul Society; even her own Lieutenant comments on having never seen it before. Soifon explains that she would prefer not to use her Bankai. She believes that it offends her pride as a Covert Ops agent, as "It's too large to hide, too heavy to move, and its attack is too flashy for assassination."Bankai Abilities:
Bankai Special Ability: Being a ranged weapon of the artillery sort, Jakuhō Raikōben has the ability to launch the missile attached to its base. To do so, Soifon must first raise and aim the huge missile, using the slits present in her face guard to be able to see while doing so. Once targeted, small fins extend from numerous points along the missile, before it is then fired. After a successful hit, the missile creates a powerful and massive explosion. The burst of energy after the explosion is powerful enough to not only push Soifon and her lieutenant, but also rip the steel sash she was tied with. This might be because apparently, this attack drains huge amount of energy and leaves the user exhausted.Soifon has displayed the ability to fire more than one missile while maintaining the same level of power.Skill Level: Kidou: Advanced
Skill Level: Swordsmanship: Advanced
Skill Level: Shunpou: Advanced
Skill Level: Hand-to-hand: Advanced
(Note, Due to her extensive training, she is a master at all 4 above entries. If there is a problem I will adust them accordingly, though. I put them all advanced wth great moral conflict.)RP Sample:
Soifon was born Shaolin Fon (蜂 梢綾, Fong Shaolin in the Pinyin transliteration of Mandarin Chinese) into the Fon house, one of the lower noble houses affiliated with the Shihōin noble house. The Fon house traditionally serves the Shihōin house by joining the Onmitsukidō. Any member who does not pass the test to get into the Onmitsukidō is immediately exiled from the family. Because of this, Shaolin has felt a lot of pressure to succeed since her youth. Though Shaolin and her five older brothers all got into the Onmitsukidō, her first two brothers died on their first missions, her next two brothers died on their second missions, and her last brother died on his sixth mission. Upon her joining the Onmitsukidō, she adopted her great-grandmother's codename: Soifon.
Soifon worked hard and was eventually promoted to become the head of the guard for the leader of the Onmitsukidō at the time, Yoruichi Shihōin. Yoruichi took the young Soifon under her wing as her protégé, and they developed a close relationship. 110 years ago, Soifon, in her capacity as a head of the guard, was highly protective of Yoruichi and her honor. She had a short temper when it came to Kisuke Urahara, she saw his carefree attitude as him being lazy and bad at his job. She is proven wrong when she finds that his carefree style attributed to the way he did his job in his position as head of the detention unit.
When Yoruichi eventually left Soul Society to help her exiled friend Kisuke Urahara, she abandoned all of her titles. Soifon felt betrayed by Yoruichi's abandonment and the circumstances surrounding them. As a result, she trained herself in order to surpass Yoruichi and take the titles she abandoned. She ultimately unified the Onmitsukidō as well as the Punishment Force after Yoruichi disappeared.
Soi Fon sat in her room on her cot with her knees pulled up to her chest. Her arms hugged them to her chest, and peeking out from between her knees and her breasts is a black cat plushie.
A few knew about it.
It came from the mortal world as a souvenir, and was part of her, well, obsession, with Yoruichi-sama. People might have known, or thought they knew she liked black cats and maybe Yoruichi-Sama, but most don't understand the depths, and motives, do they?
And Soi Fon would not have it any other way.
She trusted those that knew, or suspected enough to not be stupid with the infotmation. Those persons were usually captains, or lieutenants, and women.
They found out because her secret could not be contained. Her heart would not allow it. Her bias for Yoruichi was as apparent as Matsumoto's cleavage. Not just a mere bias, but an adoration, a, ... dare she think, love?
"Yoruichi-sama." she said in a whisper as she nuzzled the head of the plushie cat. "I miss you..." she murmured, "I wish you weren't so hard to find." She did not allow herself to think of why there were such a great rift between them. She just hugged her plushie tighter.
She couldn't help but sulk in her room like this every now and then with her free time. She couldn't help closing her eyes now and then, and reminiscing about happier times. Yoruichi-sama forcing her to address her in a less formal tone, the closeness they had. The training, and everything they shared. It was like Yoruichi was the great reward for all her hard work. Such a carefree woman, so lovely, so wonderful.
Time seemed to lack meaning now.
Soi Fon stood, then set the well taken care of plushie next to her bed before she put on the face that most knew. The hard exterior, the loyal, lawful Shinigami captain that was as familiar to her as the hidden longing in her heart.
She padded across the room on her soft shoes that she enjoyed much more than the tabi most others wore.
She slid open the door to her quarters, then headed down the walkway as she largely ignored the lovely garden that bordered her left side.
She walked in silence with rhythmic footfall that seemed to almost fall into sync with the bamboo pond decoration that tipped and made a sweet hollow noise, and soon entered a deeper section of the complex and eventually she found herself in the dining hall where she sought out a meal of sushi, fish, and rice with some veggies.
Ever since the whole fiasco over Rukia, and her fateful meeting with her Yoruichi-sama things felt quieter. Even as she did not have much call for her services, things seemed even quieter than usual so she had time to have a casual meal outside her room. That didn't mean she had company for her meal, mind you, but she did make a public appearance.
Her dainty feminine digits maneuvered her chopsticks expertly over the fish and rice bowl, and after a few bites she paused to gently take up a bit of sushi with her fingertips where it's dipped into soy sauce then wasabi, then popped entirely into her mouth where she relished the sensual flavors of the fish, rice, and nori.
She savored the rich flavor as it washed over her mouth. The carp was good today.
Hopefully the women's association meeting would go as well.
She did look forward to the meetings even though her ideas were shot down, or ended up in failure.
She denied herself a blissful look as she reminisced over seeing Yoruichi at the waterfall, and that memory meant that her attempt was not a total failure.
Still, times of weakness had their place, and it wasn't where subordinates could see, so she crammed that memory away for later.
She ate in a meditative state, and kept her mind calm as she enjoyed her meal alone at her table as the bustle, and din of other Shinigami made a white noise around her.
It was a good morning, and she could only wonder what the rest of the day held for her.