Hello, I've actually been eyeing this roleplay for a few days now, since it was on page one actually. What I've noticed is a general bunch of good, solid role players coming together and a GM who really wants this to progress, seeing as they've been very fast at answering questions and the like. I've only hesitated to join, because I did not know how I would bring in a character. After a few days though and dealing with writers block and the overall hassles that life brings with it. I've decided to pitch in my favorite character for a Naruto Role Play, this one is a bit modified from the original post I did a long while ago, but still good as ever. Although, I do have one suggestion for the current GM though, and that is to possibly seek out other willing GMs to govern over the individual teams and work with the top GM to discuss how things will go and not to be overwhelmed by the mass of replies and questions for each team.
Hiyashi Tetsu (Last, First)ApperanceAcademy Student/GeninChūninJōnin/Higher AdvancementBiography
Born inside Konohagakure, Tetsu was a child born without the gentle care of parents or a kinder village that so many are accustomed to seeing. Tetsu was born to parents, who did not want their born child. Derived from an accidental birth, his parents casually casted him to the side of their family while the two continued their young lives, leaving him behind a great deal of the time. Still taken care of to the point where he would survive to see childhood, Tetsu eventually learned to take care of himself, while not the honorable path, he became a thief out of necessity. Around this time, his parents descended into the depths of poverty and sin. Drinking and gambling became an every day chore, while the presence of narcotics was always seen on their lips. They no longer noticed Tetsu as the child that they attempted to raise, but a burden on their own lives and nothing more than a thief to their own pockets. Beating and shouting at Tetsu, they eventually drove him from his own home and out onto the streets of Konohagakure.
Now homeless and without a companion in the whole village, Tetsu set out from Konohagakure and ventured into the Land of Fire. Roaming from village to village, he found himself growing deeper and deeper into the Yakuza element that plagued every rest stop to every great city. While only a runner or a thief at times, he grew connected to those in charge of the ninkyō dantai. A man, named Hiyashi Yoshimoto eventually took Tetsu into his care and attempted to raise him as a proper child, instead of the filth he had become. While still a major player in the ninkyō dantai, Yoshimoto was a man worthy of the practice of Bushidō. An honorable and trustworthy man, he attempted to instill this into the young Tetsu. A task indeed, but it still had its effects on Tetsu. While still resenting what his own parents had done to him, Tetsu became enamored with Yoshimoto and due to the life he had given him, they eventually became like father and son. At this point, Yoshimoto had given Tetsu his name, proclaiming him his own son. Hiyashi Tetsu, was his new name and his new life from now on. Tetsu hoped he would never have to see Konohagakure again, in his life.
Yoshimoto was an older man though, past the prime of his life at this point, but still able to keep ties inside the ninkyō dantai. Eventually, those under him attempted to influence other clans within the ninkyō dantai to overthrow the elder man. Yoshimoto soon found out about this threat against his life, but knew that his time had come to an end. Instructed his most loyal followers to take Tetsu away from the land and somewhere where he would be safe from those who wish to end the newly appointed heir to the ninkyō dantai. They took him back to Konohagakure and enlisted him within the Ninja Academy, the one place where he would potentially be safe. It was never a wise move to assassinate a ninja of the Land of Fire. The revolt had taken place while Tetsu was forced to stay inside Konohagakure and his father, Yoshimoto was killed and another man had taken his place. Never knowing the fate of his father, Tetsu believed that this was his father's wish for him and dutifully accepted his position as a Konohagakure Academy Student.
While a few years older than most students inside the Academy, he still trained as hard as any other student and showed a knack for dedication to his studies and his training. The teachings of his fathers, Bushidō, flowed through his veins like the falling waves of a waterfall. Hoping to one day see his father again, he stuck at it until his graduation day came, although many months from now. Tetsu's thoughts were burden by the lurking shadow's of his parents that laid somewhere in the trotted-down parts of the village. Eventually his thoughts manifested, as he was traveling home one day to his small apartment. His father crept up on him and grabbed him by the arm, shouting and swearing at him for nothing he had done. Abandoning them, his father shouted or something other. Tetsu could not face him, he quickly smacked his fathers arms away and darted from him. Fear and panic poured out of him and as he finally reached home, he quieted his thoughts and kept them stored inside the back of his mind.
Time had passed and Tetsu had graduated from the Ninja Academy, becoming a full fledged Genin. He was ready to see his father again, promised by Yoshimoto's retainers that they would return to take him back as soon as he had become a Genin. Tetsu had waited for a month, before he realized that they were not coming. Inside the Land of Fire, his retainers had all been hunted down and the last remnants of the Yakuza Clan Hiyashi was all left in Tetsu. He did not remember the way though, the rage and fear of what might have happened stayed bottled inside him. Until, finally he had come to face his parents again, finding their home which was broken down and long past it's prime. He found them arguing about something else, when they spotted him and the ninja headband on his head. Quickly the grasped after him, claiming they owed him for ruining their lives and some other things. Tetsu tried to calm them down, but eventually everything that was bottled up from his childhood had been unleashed at that instant. He took them down to the ground and held a kunai over them, wishing to end their lives. His hands stopped though as his mind remembered all that Yoshimoto had taught him. Drawing back his hand, he gave them the option to leave Konohagakure and never return or be slain by his hand. They vanished within the night and Tetsu continued on his way up the Ninja Ranks. Showing considerable skills, Tetsu was among the top 50 choices of the Rookie of the Year. He never did earn the title though, but continued to do mission with enthusiasm and intelligence. Preforming a considerable number of D-Rank Missions and two C-Rank Missions.Personality
Hotblooded and full of angst as a young boy, Tetsu has been exposed to the honorable teachings of Bushidō calming down his nature quite a bit and giving more meaning to his virtues of life and land. He has shown himself as a wall of stern values, but behind that wall lurks the volatile emotions of what has transpired in his past. While being this wall of integrity, in his Chunin days he has relaxed quite a bit to give off a friendly demeanor towards those who come in contact with him and he's not afraid to express his opinion or give commands to those who wish to hear his words. Rarely does he seek to fight another person, unless invoked by the opponent. Main strength
Tetsu's main strength lies in his ability to control his chakra to almost a pinpoint measurement, which allows him to preform more jutsu without wasting unnecessary amounts of Chakra. Strengths and FlawsStrengths
1. Above average chakra pool.
2. All-Around knowledge of jutsu's.Flaws
1. Large amounts of volatile emotions; prone to not thinking about actions when riled up.
2. Below average stealth abilities.
3. Minor Opium Addiction.Explanation on Opium Effects
Tetsu is proned to indulge in the pleasures of Opium from a pipe, often times you will see a pipe on his person and if asked he would tell you it is his, "Dream Stick." Which refers to a method of taking Opium. Tetsu is only a sparse user of the drug and only partakes when he is in dire need of the product, or something has riled him up. Often times he will use it to calm himself down or relax. Although, Tetsu is known not to take pure opium, but to mix it with a even amount of tobacco. Advantages
The user experiences a rush of pleasure, followed by an extended period of relaxation, freedom from anxiety, and the relief of physical pain. Breathing slows and the pupils of the eyes become like pinpoints. The effects of a dose of opium last about four hours.
1. There is no pain for the duration of the drug.
2. Tension of the mind and anxiety is lifted from the body.
3. A calming nature is bestowed upon the user.Disadvantages
Opium also inhibits muscle movement in the bowels, leading to constipation, or the inability to have a bowel movement. It works on the part of the brain that controls coughing and—especially when smoked—can dry out the mouth and the mucous membranes in the nose.Continued use of opium produces two effects: 1) tolerance, or the need for greater and greater doses of a substance to achieve the same original effect; and 2) dependence, a physical and psychological craving for the drug. When people take higher doses, or take opium more often, they run the risk of overdosing. An overdose can kill because people just stop breathing and quickly die of asphyxiation.
1. Constipation or unable to make a bowel movement.
2. Lead to drying out the mouth and mucous membranes in the nose.
3. Depression, Anxiety and overall less enjoyment of life without the drug.
Now, I do realize that there are some adult items inside my background and story, but considering this was placed inside the adult thread, I thought it would be appropriate and since this was a Japanese Anime/Manga, I figured I would add some of the Japanese Culture to it as well. Please do tell me if it is wrong or you would like something to change.