Sensei (done -I think) Sept 10, 2009 22:27:22 GMT -5
Post by red on Sept 10, 2009 22:27:22 GMT -5
Name: Minata Koroki
Skill Level: Swordsmanship: Advanced
Skill Level: Shunpou: Intermediate
Skill Level: Hand-to-hand: Advanced
Someone who takes action... That's Minata. She beleives that waiting for someone to rescue you is a lost cause, and that only the ones who take action really deserve to survive. Those who quit are nothing in Minata's eyes, and she becomes disgusted with anyone who quits before trying to solve their problem. The interesting thing, is that she won't simply give up on a quitter either. She has a natural instinct for wanting to try and help people, whether their lives are her concern or not. Maybe this is why Minata is a teacher.Appearance:
Intelligent and disciplined. Minata is a calm woman who doesn't let her emotions consume her. Well, most of the time. There is always that rare occasion where she can become so caught in the moment that she loses herself in her emotions, but she knows that these are the times her hollow returns. She doesn't want to see others get hurt, and so she tries her best to avoid letting that happen.
Caring... Perhaps a little too much for her own good. Minata is somewhat motherly, hating to see people upset and wanting to help them. She doesn't like to see others hurt, and if she thinks that someone is suffering, she confronts them. Well, sometimes she does. She knows when the time and the place is, and when it's not. Thus, Minata faces a perplexing problem: She wants to help people when she sees them hurt, and she wants to protect people. But when interfering can cause more damage than leaving a situation to be healed by time, Minata has to fight these urges. It can be hard, being too caring.
Protective as can be, clinging to her beleifs and deciding upon what she wants to do, Minata has made many tough decisions, and may have many more to make. From leaving the Soul Society to keep from harming others, to keep from losing control of her hollow, her emotions, and wrecking havoc, she left before she could cause any harm to befall her friends and companions.
She hates seeing people hurt, and she doesn't particuarly like to fight. She always seems to see things from a philosophical perspective, seeming to come up with an "old" saying whenever it's convenient. Even if she has to make one up.
A tall woman, standing at about five foot ten, Minata actually seems to be a strong woman on first sight. Be it her serious expression that always seems to sit upon her face, or her steely green eyes that hide behind her glasses with their plain silver frame. When she removes her glasses, it becomes clear that her eyelashes are long and dark, like her hair.
Her hair is and a dark umber shade... Long, falling down her back past her ribcage, and typically tied back in a ponytail. She can occasionally be found with a chinese style comb resting in her hair, and can also be found with her hair completely down. A rarity, but still possible to find.
Another somewhat odd thing about Minata is her tan skin. It isn't a dark tan, although it is still easily noticable, really just a healthy glow. So tall, dark Minata can be seen with a soft side, when she smiles her beautiful smile that is so rarely unveiled. Even with the coldness in her eyes, Minata has quite a soft expression when she smiles, and the very nature of her caring personality is revealed.
Something like a weasel, Minata's mask isn't like many other vizard masks. Her eyes do not become yellow as many others do, but instead become a color that appears to be pure steel. The mask is one that reflects very little of who Minata is, and for that she truly hates the mask.
The mask is blue, and the shape of a weasel's head. Two striped run across either cheek, stopping at the nose... er, snout. One last line runs down Minata's forhead when she dons her mask, and there are cracks on every side of the mask, whether she is running out of time or not.
Cero - Basically an energy blast, it consists of firing a blast of concentrated spirit energy at the target. Minata's cero is -oddly- a gray color that reflects the cold steely gaze of her eyes while in her hollow form. It is fired from the palm of her hand.Inner Hollow:
Point Blank Cero - As the name states, this is a cero fired from point blank, although also adjusted to suit a different purpose. Instead of firing a cero from point blank, Minata charges her cero in the palm of her hand, forcing it to glow a steely color, and will be held in until the proper moment. The longer it is witheld, the stronger the cero and the greater risk it poses to use. This is used as a technique to add explosive power to punches and palm strikes, but holding it for too long (three posts is too long) can cause the blast to create a heavy recoil, not only throwing Minata off but posing the risk of blowing her hand off. Thus you can see why she wouldn't exactly want to hold this forever.
(To clarify, this takes one post for a normal one -an average cero, and two for a stronger one.)
Name: -none-Zampakuto's name:
Appearance: Wearing a look of pure arrogance, a smirk plastered onto her face, narrow eyes, milky white skin... She's truly the embodiment of a psychotic woman. She appears extremely similar to Minata, except for a few crucial things:
1) This hollow doesn't wear glasses, and the evil in her eyes can be seen so easily and so clearly. Those eyes are grey, and steelier than Minatas. (sorry if that's not a real word XD)
2) Her skin is a milky white, making her appear like some sort of ghost, and the interesting thing is, she lacks feet, and is in fact the very essence of a japanese ghost. Her hair is long and blue, held in the same style as Minata's.
Personality: The exact oposite of Minata.
Unlike Minata, her hollow 'friend' encourages Minata to give up. She comments on how she will lose, even if a fight isn't in any way hopeless. She encourages her use, encourages fighting, and gets quite annoyed when Minata turns away from a fight and searches for a way to negotiate as opposed to charging straight into battle.
She thinks herself clever and is quite conceited. She considers herself Minata's greatest strength, and considers Minata her greatest weakness. She considers herself powerfull as can be, and Minata weak as can be. You will never find her agreeing with Minata on anything, she even, on a regular basis, will say, "Dear, I'm better than you in every way. I'm prettier, I'm stronger, and I'm smarter."
If that's not enough, she laughs at everyone that Minata tries to protect, to defend, ANYTHING. It doesn't even matter, but the girl that lives within Minata will disagree with Minata, just for the sake of feeling superior. The only times that this hollow will ever agree with Minata, is when she sees that something is not only factual but impossible to deny. Or when Minata is about ready to use her hollow form.
Appearance: Akayuki is an interesting character, being a wolf that seems to be composed entirely of ice and snow. Crimson snow and ice to be more specific. For some reason she seems to have paws that disappear into the terrain of Minata's inner world, and when she steps out of the land and onto the platform in the center of the stump, the rest of her fur seems to be constantly blowing away, like she was a pile of loose snow herself, and the wind will blow her away. Her eyes are a soft blue, carrying a gaze that would be enough to cause anyone to calm themselves upon taking a good look. The eyes appear to gaze into one's soul, and Minata once felt calmness sweep over her upon veiwing this creature.Un-released Zampakuto's Appearance:
Personality: A calm character, never showing signs of dismay or rage, always thinking with a level head and encouraging Minata to do the same. She is a very motherly character, and very much like Minata. She cares deeply for her friend, and even for a time warned Minata of her hollow 'friend' and her intentions. She was always speaking with something of an urgency at that time, and despite the fact that it was mostly hidden it still remained. She is quite caring, and like Minata she is very protective of her friends. She considers Minata a great friend, and whenever she seems troubled she attempts to decipher her moods. The two do have arguments once in a while, and they don't always see eye-to-eye.
Inner World: Akayuki's home is a frozen tundra with one very odd feature about it. There is a stump in the center of the vast frozen wasteland, a place for Akayuki to stand. In this world, the snow is almost always falling, and when Minata is troubled the snow turns to red hail. When Minata comes here, she often smiles and jokes that the world is warm as florida, although it clearly isn't. The place is always cold, and even when the hollow came and took over, it remained the same. Her world is a twisted place really, a red moon when it doesn't snow shines over the place. The stars look like apples on a tree, ripe and ready to pluck from the branches. The snow looks to be the purest white, except for when Minata is troubled and her world becomes filled with flurries of red hail.
Shikai Release phrase::
A double bladed katana, Akayuki is fairly unique. Each blade is faced the opposite direction of the other, and are roughly 50 cm each. The hilt itself is black, pitch black, and large enough for her to easily shift the sword from hand to hand. Well, not easily, but due to the fact that using this sword would be near impossible without any knowlege of how to use one, Minata was sort of forced into mastering its use. The sword is worn across minata's back, (assuming she's in spirit form) and is conected by a red sash.
"Hail, Akayuki!"Shikai Appearance::
When releasing her zanpakutou, Minata will hold it at a 180 degree angle above her head, and upon speaking the release, Akayuki is turned downward to a ninety degree angle, slowly glowing as it takes its shikai form.
(cuz there's no place for that and I wants ta say it XD)
The sword is very similar to the sealed form in the sense that it is a double blade with a sharp edge on either side. Right or left, up or down, the sword suddenly gains more edges on either side of it, like fangs on a wolf. Like talons on a hawk. See the end closest to the hilt, see a spike of metal with a dark red-brown hilt to hold it in place. See the 'dull' edge of the blade, see a spike of sharp metal jetting out of it. No part of the sword is safe to grasp except for the hilt. Every side of it, every part of it is sharp. A blade. Two to be exact. The sword is quite wicked looking, and after quite some time of waiting (after the post it is released in) it will become covered in ice. Red ice to be exact, a striking crimson red that looks like stained glass.
(Please note that fire is no part of this zanpakuto in any way shape or form. I just like this picture. =3)
These techniques can only be used after the ice has formed on the zanpakuto, and each time it is used the ice must reform and grow on again. (One post between each use)Bankai Description:
Arare (hailstone)- Spinning her zanpakuto above her head, the accumulated ice on the blades will be released in a hail of red ice and snow. The hail will pelt anything, and everything within its reaches (eight yards) will be faced with small but powerful chunks of ice, packed with reiatsu. Often times after using this the landscape will be filled with quite a few dents in the ground and cracks in rocks left from the hail. (can be used twice.)
Touketsu Suru Bakudan -Similar to Arare, this technique begins with Minata spinning her blade over her head, and creates two large hailstones roughly the size of soccer balls. The hailstones are more powerful than the previous technique, although less acurate due to the method of aiming: There is none. It's really just a, "FIRE IN THE HOLE!" type of thing. After the red hailstones are sent after their target, it's really just a moment of, "Did I get 'em?" and finger crossing as she waits for this to succeed. Or fail. Whichever comes first.
Hyouketsu - Simply put, this is the name for the freezing of the blade after release. The blade is not any less sharp, although it grows quite cold. REALLY cold.
No bankaiBankai Abilities:
No bankai.Skill Level: Kidou: Intermediate
Skill Level: Swordsmanship: Advanced
Skill Level: Shunpou: Intermediate
Skill Level: Hand-to-hand: Advanced
Born in the fith district of the rukongai, Minata happened to be one of the lucky ones. She lived mostly carefree in the rukongai for ten years before she ran into a shinigami. Or, rather she happened to fall out of a tree and fall onto their head. She took a good look at this shinigami, one that showed her what she thought she wanted to become. She wasn't entirely clear on her reasons, but Minata had had very confusing dreams. Dreams of a place with herself... Well, what looked like a reflection of herself in very cold, almost frozen water. It looked like a ghost, really, and that wasn't all; there was something of a ghost... In a wolf. Why? She didn't know why this was, and when she thought about it all, she wondered if it was at all linked to the sword she had kept under her bed for many years? It interested her, because she had once heard something about zanpakuto, and how they had inner spirits. It interested her to figure out if that explained the double-bladed katana she kept beneath her bed, and for a moment, she wondered if she might be able to actually use the sword.RP Sample:
And so her dream of becoming a shinigami began. Well, mostly. It wasn't so much a dream, nor an aspiration, but a way for her to learn more about that creature she saw in her sleep. It was a chance to face something new, and face new experiences. The more she sought to become a good enough swordsman for her own zanpakuto, the more she grew to the idea. The more she grew on the idea, the more she trained. The cycle would continue endlessly, until she actually passed the academy.
She wasn't a prodigy, nor was she slow. She wasn't exceptionaly weak, nor exceptionaly powerful. She wasn't anything special, except for the odd shape of her zanpakuto and the slight bit of hollow that lurked within her. Not that anyone knew about the hollow besides Minata and Akayuki. It didn't take long at all for her to obtain her shikai after she graduated from the academy, although there was the thought of that hollow that lurked in her mind. It was even enough to drive her from Soul Society, and into the world of the living to prevent it from overtaking her.
Sometime during her wandering in the real world she managed to wind up in Japan, and after a series of events far to difficult to explain, she managed to get everything needed to acheive employment at a high school: Degrees, fake ID, you name it, she went and got it. How is somewhat of a mystery, and how she managed to calm down once she actually got the job... Well, that's well beyond the knowlege of most people. Including Minata.
Even stranger, as if she wasn't actually satisfied with her own acheivement, which was pretty much an immpossible task to begin with, she started to work for something different, which just so happened to be opening a karate dojo somewhere on the outskirts of town. Of course, her coworkers at the highschool were left uninformed about this, and very few people even knew that she opened it up to begin with. Location, location, location. But, that didn't actually matter too much. She was content where she was, and she had gotten something of a control over her inner hollow. She held no hostile intentions for other shinigami, although she sure does prefer to go without seeing them. This never stopped her from wanting to help other shinigami, even if the little voices inside of her head told her not to do so.
Minata took a deep breath of the evening air, looking out over the town for a moment as she sat on the roof of her dojo. The air was cold, and as she took in the deep breath she felt a slight chill run down her throat. The sky looked as if it were composed of some flammable substance, and now it looked as if it was ablaze. The sun was in its set, and Minata sat on her roof, restless. She didn't know how long she had owned this place, or how many people happened to come across it, how many people she had taught here... She sat on the roof, not really watching the sunset, but meditating.
That was soon broken when a new presence came upon her dojo. She looked down at the one who had come, and of course, it was one of her students. No surprise there, it was the one that most lacked punctuality. "You do realize, Rin, that the last class was an hour ago, correct?"
"Huh?" The girl looked up, only to see her sensei on the roof. Of course she had managed to be late again.
Minata chuckled, but not in a mean-spirited way. "You really need to work on your timing," She said with a calm smile. She shrugged off the fact that her student had been late for the third time in four weeks. At least she wasn't just not coming, like some people might have done. She sighed mentally. This may have been the only student who she just couldn't get angry at. She didn't know why, but maybe it was the persistence that was getting her. Oh well.