Katisugo Ichimyouri: 12th Division Vice Captain
SpoilerKatisugo is a Vice Captain who is 656 years old, but only looks to be in his late thirties. His skin is slightly tanned as a result of being out in the sun so often. His hair is mostly dark brown but is tanned to a sandy brown color that reaches to around the bottom of his shoulders with brown eyes to accompany his hair's color. Katisugo stands at a solid 6ft 3in, and has a medium body tone and wears Haori that features a mosaic of runes inscriptions with flower petals that appear to be floating on the inside of the robe. He also wears an Indigo-Navy gee with a dark red belt tying around his waist securing his Zanpaktou. Katisugo also wears a pair of wooden sandals that is are also dark blue.
SpoilerKatisugo is a very laid back person. He often spend time in hi office snoozing comfortably on the pile of documents, reports, and experiment results. The times when he is working though almost nothing can distract or stop him.(except a pretty lady) However, Katisugo hates working by himself and unlike some of the more reclusive members of 12th, he enjoys working in groups and will often help others with their little projects. In combat Katisugo is usually seen lying against the side of a wall or lying down on the side of a field. His laziness tends to affect how he acts in combat starting things off rather slow with opponents. He makes up for this laziness by having unique combat skills, a variety of Hado spells, and mastery at most hand in hand combats styles. Katisugo is also known for being a tad arrogant, always displaying his vast knowledge, and combat skills that he rarely uses or shows. Despite being lazy, arrogant, and somewhat unreliable in combat, he has many good aspects that outweigh the negative ones. Katisugo seems to have the innate ability to become friends with just about anyone and loves giving people advice and words of encouragement. He often takes advantage of his charm and as a result, borderlines between being flirtatious, to a womanizer. Katisugo response towards the younger members of Seireitei and those below him can be described as carefree. He likes to spend time with them and teach them about techniques he learned or knowledge gained from his life experience. It is quite common to see him playing games, and interacting with the seated and unseated officers in his division, often having his division conduct activities outside of 12th Division building. In short Katisugo relies on his fellow underlings to help him when he needs it for an experiment and in turn he often returns the favor. When Katisugo is around his superior, the CG he tries his best to show nothing but respect of their opinion and authority. However, he is also known to display his own beliefs and opinions avidly.
SpoilerFlash Step: Generic skill of the majority of seated shinigami. Katisugo is especially adept at using this skill although he tires after using it in 20-25 successions.
Hand-in-Hand Combat Expert: Katisugo is very reluctant to pull his sword on most people. Instead he like to fight with his own bare hands being able to fight, as well as stun, parry, and disarm foes if their clumsy enough or if opportunity presents itself.
Sword Mastery: Nothing much to this one. Katisugo's skill with both his sealed Zanpaktou and Shikai, are near advanced. His most highly noted skill using his Shikai as a stake to bounce off of and use for his Hand-in-Hand techniques.
Hado Specialist: Katisugo's no good at Bakudo and can only use up to Bakudo 10. However, he can use the majority Hado techniques including, Hado 4: Byakurai (White Lightning), Hado 33: Soukatsui (Crashing Blue Fire), Hado 63: Raikouhou (Lightning Pulse), and Hado 73: Souren Soukatsui (Twin Lotus of Crashing Blue Fire) that can be done with no incantations. In general, Katisugo is able to cast Hadous in the mid 70s without incantation and is able to cast up to Hado 85 with incantation. He is also capable using Hado 88: Hiryugekizokushintenraiho (Heaven Shaking Strike, Heaven Shaking Lightning Cannon) without incantation but is not perfectly formed and is only 25% as powerful without him saying incantation.
Zanpaktou: Usagi No-Ashi
SpoilerKatisugo's Zanpaktou would appear as very thin long sword with the guard of the sword designed like a four-leaf clover and is actually tinted green like a clover.
The spirit of the Zanpaktou is an absolutely beautiful spirit-like geisha. Most of the makeup she used to wear has smudged away and her floral kimono has become blackened by ash on the fringes. Usagi, as she likes to be called is a highly intelligent spirit that is capable of visualizing and presenting any possible future before Katisugo that could result from a given event to Katisugo or even other shinigami. This being said, it is impossible to predict which future is likely to occur based on how the scenario goes. Katisugo's connection with Usagi is so deep that Katisugo may only speak her name and she will appear before him to speak, almost pausing time around him and anyone that also enters his mindscape.
Sadly, despite her fragile, and docile appearance, the mindscape she often surrounds herself with is the wastelands of Seireitei or a petrified forest after a great volcanic eruption or in the white of winter. Katisugo has questioned the reason why she shows this imaged of the destroyed Soul Society in which she has replied more than once with a scary smile "It is a likely outcome of the not to distant future." Katisugo shared mindscape with Usagi though allows him to see not only the possibilities of futures after an event such as a major battle outcome, but this mindscape also allows him to review past events. He can also allow others who are willing to enter his mindscape and even be able to speak with Usagi herself.
Shikai: Level the Playing field Usagi No-Ashi
SpoilerUpon Katisugo's release, his Zanpaktou turns into an extra long Claymore that is 62 inches in length counting with a hole in the toward the guard end of the blade. Five floating runes also appear that float behind him each one of them representing five elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Air, and Wood. Katisugo is able to take any of the runes and augment them onto his blade to add that power to his blade. The five given runes leave Katisugo with a wide number of versatility. Having all this power comes at a price, as Katisugo can't switch out between his shikai powers during a battle, only when the fight ends. More data on the rune powers can be found in the Rune Powers List. Each shikai transformation has a slightly different affect on the Shikai.
Bankai: Return Balance to the World, Setsuri-no Kagayaiteiru Hikari! (Providence's Shining Light)
SpoilerKatisugo takes all five of the runes and fuses them with his Shikai transforming it into a massive cannon with a bladed edge that is merged with the majority of Katisugo's left arm. Katisugo can fire his Bankai attack at any time which is on par with a Hado 70. In order to fire the cannon at full power Katisugo must speak an incantation that requires he remain somewhat stationary and not be interrupted by an attack. The blast of this cannon is so powerful that upon firing, not only does it leave nothing untouched in its path of fire, but it also literally causes the Bankai to shatter upon firing returning to it normal form with the flaring white with heat, making it completely unusable for the next 3-4 days. The resulting blast also leaves Katisugo's arm severely burned. The power of the full incantation blast is capable of rivaling the power of Hado 96. When the cannon shatters, the runes also shatter but reform after 24 hours.
Rune Power List: The Only Guide you'll need to know each of Katisugo's Rune powers. Please note that a few of the runes are still a little incomplete.
SpoilerFire: The blade of the claymore is tinted an ashy gray with cracks in it revealing molten fire flowing through it and a gem in the center of the hilt is a fiery tinted ruby that looks as if there is a fire inside of it.
When this rune is activated Katisugo's blade or fists are capable of bursting into flames, increasing his power by 25% and reach with the sword by 2ft.
Water: The blade of the sword shimmers a reflective blue like the surface of the ocean that drips with water. The gem on the center of the hilt is a deep blue sapphire and looks to be filled with water with tiny air bubbles visible in the gem.
When this rune is activated, Katisugo gains the ability to control his reiatsu to avoid being detected, he is capable of manipulating his spiritual pressure to appear as if it belongs to some other person. This includes being able to make his reiatsu appearance like that a Arrancar, Quincy, Shinigami, etc. Katisugo can also morph his reiatsu to turn into a thick fog that hinders the opponentís sight as well as Katisugo's.
Air: The blade of the zanpaktou becomes a very lightweight steel with curves of wind etched into the blade. The gem on the center of the hilt is a pale looking moonstone.
When this runes is activated, Katisugo's overall speed and dexterity receives a 50% boost.
Earth: The blade takes on an earthy brownish-dark green hue, and becomes raw stone. The gem in the hilt of the zanpaktou is large agate gemstone
When Katisugo actives this rune, he gains a pseudo-Hierro, increasing his defensive abilities by 50% but lowering his speed by 25%
Wood: Katisugo's Shikai becomes a hard oak blade with thorns all over the blade. The hilt is also of a heavy yew wood that has tiny little thorns throughout the blade. The gem in the hilt is a piece of brilliant amber with a petrified insect in it.
With this rune activated, Katisugo gains the ability to create walls that can either be a vertical walls, Half dome wall, or Spherical Wall. The walls are capable of absorbing a low-mid level kido spell or a mid level cero.
Misaki "Saki-san" Ichimyouri Kido Corp, Junior Member
SpoilerAppearance:SpoilerMisaki is a 106 years old, although she appears to be about 15 years old. She stands at about 5ft 3in and weighs around 100lbs. Misaki's lightweight body results in her being somewhat frail and susceptible to injury more than your average shinigami. One of Misaki's most defining features is her misty pink hair, that runs down to the lower part of her back. She has crimson red eyes with an ever so slightly pale skin tone. Misaki has a thin body with sizable B-Cup breasts .(ÖWhat?!) Misaki wears the usual Shinigami uniform, with the front somewhat open, wearing a large red and white bow to hold her hair back, and a pair of Red Shoes. Beneath her uniform, Misaki has special bandages that she wears on nearly her entire body. There purpose has yet to of been revealed at this point in the game.
Personality:SpoilerMisaki is quite the out of the ordinary girl. She is a highly energetic girl with an above average intelligence, and is very friendly towards just about everyone she knows. She can usually be seen doing work around the Kido Corp Base, training with Kido, or doing some gardening in the Kido Corps garden. When there nothing to do, Misaki usually goes to seek out someone to chat with, whether it be one of her friends, her older brother when hes not on patrol in the Mortal World, or go and bother the Kido Commander. Her child-like attitude can usually be broken if someone goes out of start to mess with her, or someone is gawking at her boobs. As result, she becomes really flustered yelling, and flailing at the person. Despite this, Misaki is known to become really attached to anyone that she has known for length of time, and can't stand to see them get hurt. At this point and time no one, even her father, Katisugo Ichimyouri has ever seen her angry. Her attitude also becomes a near polar opposite in battle, as her child charm is replaced with a stoic highly dexterous and agile fighter, even though she sticks heavily to long-range combat.
Flash Step Practitioner: Misaki can use shunpo as necessary to avoid combat. She is known to be able to use 5 flash steps consecutively before exhausting herself. Her shunpo is far faste than her brother's but she travels much shorter distances with her shunpo.
Basic Healing Skill: Although Misaki doesn't have much experience with it, she is Qi Healing Arts well enough to heal some minor injuries on herself. She has however no experience applying it to others.
Graceful Sword Technique: Misaki has pitifully low strength making her attacks with her physical strikes with her zanpaktou near useless against an above-average opponent. She can however use an effective, but weak chain attack that can strike up to 3-4 times. As she grows, this combo will likely increase. Misaki is also able to use
Kido Intermediate: Misaki is capable of using Bakudo and Hado up to 25 without incantation as well as Hado 31. She can also use Bakudos up to 40 with incantation, and Hados up to 35.
Zanpaktou: Kajiohana "Fire Blossom"
SpoilerMisakiís Zanpaktou is a katana whose blade is tinted a very faint red. The guard of the sword is shaped like a cherry blossom and appears to be made of crystal.
The spirit within her zanpaktou appears as a young geisha that looks to be the same age as Misaki whom has eyes amber colored eyes that seem to spark like the embers of flames. The kimono Kajiohana wears a pink and red kimono that decorated with dancing flames on the bottom of the robes. She is also surrounded by small mass of pink petals that drift around and behind her. She often encourage Misaki when she is in combat to be creative with her abilities.
Shikai: Blast the Sky, Kajiohana
SpoilerMisaki at the start of the game has only recently achieved her Shikai and hasnít learned much about its true capabilities. Misakiís shikai takes the form of a saber-like Tachi blade that seems to be made of a silverish-steel, that is capable of burning someone if touch by anyone but its user. The blade itself however is less than a 1cm in width. As of now all Misaki has learned about her shikai is that she can created bolts of fire with her blade and fire them at people. There impact is the equivalent a of small firework explosion, leaving a pretty bad burn as a result.
She will later however, learn how produce multiple bolts of fire at one time, as well as learn how to guide a single bolt of fire with the motion of her blade.
Shinji Ichimyouri 13th Division, 6th Seat
SpoilerShinji is 213 years old, though he appears to be 18 or 19 years old. He stands at 5ft 11in and weighs around 135 pounds. Shinji has brown eyes with brown hair running down to his lower neck that is somewhat unkempt. Shinji has a fairly built athletic frame that is otherwise not very special save for one major detail. Shinji's right arm all the way up to his lower shoulder is a prosthetic arm. Shinji has yet to explain even to his father how he lost his though he has claimed when debriefed that he became unconscious immediately after losing his arm. Thanks to a combined efforts from 4th and 12th Division, Shinji was given a titanium prosthetic arm with artificial skin nervous system and muscle that was grafted onto the remainder of his right arm. Shinji wears a standard Shinigami uniform with shoulder pads with the kanji for Water and Ice on them.
SpoilerIn a word, Shinji is a dedicated individual. He has taken up the role of Shinigami and the risk and rewards of being one as if he was born for the position. Similar to his father, Katisugo Ichimyouri, Shinji has an heir of both intelligence and lenience. He is considered to be very mature for his age...well, that is when his sister isn't around. Shiniji has share a strong sibling bond for his younger sister, Misaki Ichimyouri especially because she is curious of what he does in the Mortal World and love to hear his stories about it. However, Misaki likes to provoke her brother, which usually causes some heated arguments and fights between the two of them.
Unfortunately, Shinji does not share the same grand wisdom his father has. Shinji is quick to rush into a fight when provoked, and is not afraid to show off his strength. Because of this he also usually lacks a good strategy to combat a new opponent, which has gotten him in a tight spot more than once. That said, Shinji is a quick learner, and will not fall victim to the same attack twice, and can rather quickly devise a way to counter said attack. This gives him a decisive edge in battle.
Flash Step Adept: Shinji is able to use his shunpo consistently for around for about 2 minutes, or up to 30 shunpos simultaneously before beginning to experience fatigue. His shunpo's speed is much slower than his sibling Misaki's but he is able to travel farther on a one shunpo jump.
Hand-to-Hand Combat Practitioner: Shinji is not afraid to engage in fisticuffs with an opponent should his sword not be immediately accessible. His hand-to-hand combat is largely used as self-defense, or to distance himself from his opponent(s).
Advanced Sword Styles: Shinji sparred with father when he was young, and even after he became a shinigami. His father taught him how to master the majority of one-sword styles essential to fighting, and defending oneself. When Shinji discovered his zanpaktou were two blades, he began to to teach himself Two-Sword Style. He has a basic understanding of two-sword style but has yet to actively use it in combat due to a lack of coordination.
Kido Intermediate: Even though Shinji has been practicing Kido longer than his sister Misaki, his skills are only slightly above hers. Shinji knows how to do most Hado Spells up to Hado 48 usually without the aid of incantation; while he only know how to use Bakudo Spells up to Bakudo 30.
Zanpaktou: Umi no Tsuinzu "Twins of the Sea"
SpoilerShinji's sealed Zanpaktous take the form of a katana with a quicksilver sheen, whose guard resembles a deep blue fish with scales that look like waves and storm clouds; the other is a wakizashi with a jagged blade that is oddly cool to touch, with a guard that resembles a ice blue fish whose scale all look like snowflakes. The swords have an almost magnetic connection to each other and can not ever be separated.
The Inner World of Shinji's zanpaktous is a small island surrounded by a seemingly endless ocean. Some sections of the ocean are dominated by glaciers or even completely frozen on the surface, while others area are rules by spires of rocks and torrential storms, and elsewhere one can see magnificent coral reefs that paint the ocean floors and are overrun with the most beautiful sea creatures.
At this center island is where his zanpaktou's spirits can be found. One spirit is a larger than life male twin who has an aggressive and overconfident heir. He is the spirit that encourages Shinji to fight and occasionally taunts during moments of hesitation. The other is a female twin who is less than half the size of her twin brother with pale skin, and a very fragile appearance. She is the spirit that encourages Shinji to use his head and apply his abilities to combat his enemies in a less lethal manner when he is able. The twins have a gold silk ribbon around their waists that is unbreakable, bonding the two for eternity.
Shikai: Bind Together and Rise from the Depths, Umi no Tsuinzu
SpoilerWhen Shinji activate his shikai his zanpaktous change into vastly different weapons. His katana becomes a massive cleaver-like sword with a serrated surface similar to that of a shark tooth. His wakizashi turns into a sword entirely made of ice with smooth surface that is freezing to the touch. Attached to the lower hilts of both blades is a gold silk ribbon similar to the Zanpaktous' spirits. Shinji will usually either use one of his swords at a time, or use both simultaneously depending on the situation.
Shinji's Cleaver Blade is capable of producing waves with every motion he makes. The size of the waves is dependent on the power of his attacks. The current and pressure of the waves are also dependent on the speed at which he can swing his sword. This is a difficult task for Shinji since his Cleaver Blade is heavy and requires a lot of control to use.
Shinji's Ice Blade is capable of create and manipulating ice from the water particles with a close vicinity of him self. From this he is able to use the ice to create weapons, platforms, shields, etc. This ability however is limited in its manipulation. The larger the ice structure Shinji makes, the weaker its integrity is and the easier it is to break. He is also limited in his creation ability to an area of just 10-15ft spherical area around him which is a total of 11.2 gallons on average. He also can't use the water created by his cleaver blade.
12th Division Structure According to Katisugo
SpoilerThe 12th Division
12th Division is one of the smaller divisions of the Gotei 13 with just under six hundred members on average. 12th Division is current Captain is Katisugo Ichimyouri whom has been in command for just over three hundred years now. His high intelligence in most forms of Natural Science known to this date as well as what could be interpreted as modern day Chemistry.
12th division is well known for its supergenius', border lining madmen, and the great achievements they made, despite most details of these achievements are rather shady and obscure. Katisugo is no exception to this and in his last three hundred years has done his share of unusual experiments. Realizing that a number of its members tend to become mentally unstable overtime after his first fifty years as Captain, Katisugo has since focused on improving the ethics and mental stability of its members.
Captain Katisugo Ichimyouri second responsibility as Captain is ensuring the safety of his division members. After the tragic death of the previous Captain, Kamiya Hanako due to an avoidable safety hazard that was blatantly neglected to be cleaned. He personally watches over almost all experiments that 12th division members conduct. Even if the experiment is 99.9% safe, there is still a chance for disaster. Even experiments he personally heads are done in the safest manner. 12th division has become an essential part of Seireitei, providing many new tools for Shinigami to use, and libraries of research and data open to the use of all Shinigami.
All official members of 12th division are instantly assigned the position of seated officer; the division technically has no unseated members. Because of this fact and the reduced size of the division, wages tend to be higher than in other divisions. Interns work half time and receive half of the normal wages of an unseated member of other divisions. The artificial souls employed by the 12th division receive no wages but have a break on weekends and holydays.
Division Size: 596 official members.
Artificial Souls: 200-220
Flower: The flower for the 12th Division of the Gotei 13 is the Blue Rose, which stands for Mystery, and Achieving the Impossible. These along with ones intelligence are the cornerstones of 12th division. All the members of 12th division seek to solve the mysteries of life, and Katisugo is no exception to this idea. Despite his slow pacing in conducting research and experiments it is a thrill to him to discovery and solve the mysteries of this world and go beyond what people say is impossible.
Motto: "Science is why each Answered Question Creates only more Questions to Answer."
Planar Scanning: The 12th Division carries the duty of scanning the mortal world and Dangai for interdimensional activity, which, allows the Seireitei to monitor the movements of spiritual entities through the planes and gauge their general power to respond accordingly, when necessary.
Research & Development: The 12th divisionís most famous aspect is that of research and development. It is their duty to keep the Seireitei supplied with the best and most cutting-edge gear possible.
Internship: Starting at third year in the shinigami academy, all students have the opportunity to undergo a six-month internship into the 12th division, where they learn about the many common devices the shinigami use in their training and duty and also help the small division with their own duties. Those interns who develop a taste for the workplace are invited to remain for the remainder of their time in the academy, during which they will further learn about the division and some will enter the ranks of the researchers.
Being a member of 12th division only requires that you are fairly intelligent and you have a yearning to learn and conduct both thrilling and possibly dangerous experiments. An combat skill is appreciated, but overall not necessary.
As stated above, all official members of 12th division are seated officers. All members save for 5th rank and above are share equal authority and an equal voice or opinion on something. This allows members to present ideas to each other and provide insight without
Katisugo shares one aspect with the previous captains of the 12th division is his intelligence. Other than that he, lacks the other attributes of disregard for safety of others, or respect for ethics and mental stability. Most of 12th divisionís members hadn't achieved bankai, but made up for it by using state of the art machinery as part of their arsenal of weapons. Katisugo on the other hand had achieved bankai before becoming Captain, but is not as technologically savvy, sticking with Kidou and has Natural Ability.
Kamiya Hanako: Hanako led the division for an astonishingly long time if compared to her predecessors, 50 full years. Her captaincy model was seen by Katisugo to be reckless and lacking the necessary safety ideals that Katisugo has taken up.
Hanako died about 310 years ago, after slipping on an oil stain and falling off a ledge on top of an experimental reishi disintegration bomb.
Hideki Enomoto: Enomoto was rather reclusive old man. He spent his entire 43 years of duty with almost no social contact with his division members. Enomoto died as a result of a faulty valve that leaked a toxic gas into the lab, he was working in.
Genki Hayashi: Hayashi was the first Captain of 12th Katisugo knew when he transferred over to 12th division. He had been Captain for over a 110 years. He would assign projects consistently to the his division members almost working them to their mental limits daily. Hayashi had a loose order of safety regulations and procedure, but contained to many Gray Areas. Katisugo had a lot of respect for the man ideas, but hated his attitude towards his officers treating them as lowly peasants.
Hayashi died from an explosion made by a poor placement of reactants that reacted with each other.