Dieter Falk Mönch-QuincyName Meaning:
German: “Warrior-of-the-People Falcon Monk-Quincy”Nicknames/Titles:
D, Deet, Fu (short for Fukusū, Japanese, “One More”)Race:
5' 10” (177.8 cm)Weight:
145 lbs. (65.9 kg)Blood Type:
02.11.2012, Bleach: The Hamanatsu Incident
He appears as a healthy man of average height and build, though his clothes conceal a highly trained physique. He wears silver croses in his ears, but his most notable feature is his unique hairstyle, which he wears spiked and dyed half-black and half-blonde, with two long bangs on the blonde side and two much shorter bangs on the black side.Outfit:
Dieter likes to dress comfortably and casually, as he no longer has his parents around to criticize his wardrobe. Still not abandoning the Quincy motif, he favors t-shirts and short-sleeved collared shirts with cross or plus-shaped designs or patterns. Beyond that he likes to coordinate the rest of his outfit with blue jeans, white-dyed denim, and blue or white Converse “Chuck Taylor” sneakers. Though he prefers the cross- motif, he wears a Quincy-pentacle on his belt buckle, and he also wears a short, silver wallet-chain that matches the two Quincy Bangles he wears around his wrists.Personality:
Dieter is an intelligent, thoughtful and cautious man, never acting without thinking and always trying to stay at least a few steps ahead of his enemies. Socially, he is a pleasant person who is always willing to lend a helping hand. As a Quincy he feels duty-bound to destroy Hollows wherever he finds them, and he tries to keep most people at a distance so his personal life doesn't interfere.History:
As a young Quincy heir to the family legacy, he became highly proficient in the use of the Quincy Bangle at an early at age, as despite the potential his family saw in him he could not maintain a Quincy-bow using his own power. It wasn't until he felt the claws of a sinister, sadistic and powerful Hollow named Pleure Jamais (French, “Weep Forever”)Extra Information:
Dieter is also an artist and always carries a pencil and pad of paper on him to sketch or doodle on, sometimes using such to explain the things he describes to others. He also has an odd dislike for cats.
Affiliation: Clan Quincy
Previous Affiliation: none
Occupation: Computer & Electronics Repair
Previous Occupation: College Student (QSC)
Previous Team: QSC Computer Club
Previous Partners: none
Base of Operations: none
Relatives: Mother, Klaire Mönch (deceased), Father, Igon Quincy (deceased)
Education: Quinsigimond State College, Quincy Family Profession
Physical Strength: 30
Standard Quincy Equipment
Gintō/Lagerung: (Ger. “Storage”), Dieter's Ginto containers are charged by his Quincy Bangles, and he typically carries 11 Ginto tubes; 5 on each of his two Bangles and an eleventh secreted away in one of his pockets. Dieter typically walks around with 7 or 8 of his Ginto tubes full, leaving 3-4 charging at all times. (See below, Ganze Paar.)
Hollow Bait: Dieter was always taught by his father to Carry a piece of Hollow bait with him at all times, in case he ever needed a diversion against Shinigami. With Dieter's natural spiritual energy, few truly dangerous Hollows are ever called at a time when used.
Quincy Bangle: A device that automatically gathers reishi from the surrounding area, making the Quincy's ability to redirect it much less taxing. Dieter wears two Quincy bangles, each of which are constantly charging up to 10 Ginto tubes at the same time. (See below, Ganze Paar.)
Unique Quincy Equipment
Erste Morgenlicht: (Ger. “First Morninglight”) An arrow forged as a set alongside Östlichen Sonne & Köcher out of soul-synthesized silver, it bears the same ancient Germanic runes and symbols as its partner-bow. Activated by drawing it on Östlichen Sonne's bowstring, it is intentionally designed to gather its energy in the form of a large, roiling, blue, flame-like aura before being fired. (See below for related technique, “Erster Glänzen, Letzte Schatten.”)
Ganze Paar: (Ger. “Whole Pair”) The Ganze Paar is what Dieter names his custom Bangle-Ginto sets that he wears into battle. The process is relatively simple to one with the ability to sense and redirect spiritual energy, as it involves harnessing the Bangle's automatic ability to gather reishi from its surroundings and redirecting it into multiple, prepared Lagerung/Ginto containers. By directing the spiritual energy to immediately enter one of 5 attached Silver Tubes, the Bangle is stressed as minimally as possible and its lifetime is extended.
Köcher: (Ger. “Quiver”) An unremarkable-looking quiver, it has a soul-synthesized silver wire frame inside its leather exterior that was forged at the same time as Erste Morgenlicht & Östlichen Sonne. Slender and lightweight, it was built to accommodate at least a dozen arrows, however it was only ever intended for one specific arrow, the Erste Morgenlicht. The Köcher acts as a Quincy Bangle for the arrow alone, designed to begin charging the arrow with reishi once it has been placed inside (where it floats centrally). (See below for related technique, “Erster Glänzen, Letzte Schatten.”)
Östlichen Sonne: (Ger. “Eastern Sun”) A small, jacket-concealable composite-style bow forged out of soul-synthesized silver along with Erste Morgenlicht & Köcher, it is covered in ancient Germanic runes and symbols, just like its partner-arrow. Like a Quincy Bangle, this bow is constantly gathering reishi from its surroundings, however unlike a Bangle, it is difficult to draw from as a source, as it is intended to store the energy until activated by knocking the arrow, Erste Morgenlicht. Upon activation, all energy stored within is immediately transferred to the arrow. (See below for related technique, “Erster Glänzen, Letzte Schatten.”)
Seele Brille: (Ger. “Soul Spectacles”) Created from soul-synthesized glass and silver, they are an innocuous pair of wire-frame, rectangle-lens glasses. They are designed to focus and “align” the wearer's spiritual pressure within the lenses in order to double the wearer's vision. In the case of spiritual beings and structures however, one's ability to perceive and distinguish them is not doubled, but quadrupled. The lenses are purposely designed small in order to reduce unnecessary visual distractions. An (often) unfortunate side-effect of the materials used to construct the Seele Brille is that they also make spirits visible (as normal, without telescopic enhancements) to ordinary humans who wear them as well.
Seele Messer: (Ger. “Soul Knife”) As the interpretation suggests, Western Quincy have developed a miniaturized version of the classic Quincy Seele Schneider often simply referred to the Soul Knife. Believed to be ineffective when first developed, it's compact size makes it a far more practical weapon for some, and has proven quite useful in emergencies. The Soul Knife is concealable in one's pocket and has a 4-inch blade.
Seele Schneider Harness: Dieter owns an empty leather harness designed to be worn under one's jacket and carry 6 Seele Schneiders at a time, one on each side in front and two on each side in back. In addition to it being one of few heirlooms from his deceased parents, swordsmanship and close-quarter combat in general are not what he feels comfortable with when fighting, nor does he own a true Seele Schneider, therefore Dieter has seldom, if ever, actually worn it.
Powers & Abilities
Long-Range Specialist: Dieter's long-range abilities are far above average, even for a Quincy, his long-bow style easily outclassing most Quincys in distance. His ability to attack from an incredible distance is the crux of his offensive capabilities.
Exceptional Marksman: A common trait to most, if not all Quincy, Dieter of course is an exceptional marksman, with pinpoint accuracy at an impressive range, and able to hit within inches of his target at astonishing distances.
Trajectory Genius: Dieter has trained very hard to strengthen his long-range game to the point where he feels confident neglecting his hand-to-hand skills. In doing so he has developed a wide variety of “trick shots,” enabling him to attack from multiple directions at long-range without needing to physically adjust his position. Additionally, Dieter himself is rarely caught off-guard by his opponent's trick shots.
Weaknesses & Disadvantages
Heavily Equipment-Reliant: Moreso than the average Quincy, Dieter relies heavily upon the equipment he brings with him into battle, without which his options for attack, and defense, become very limited.
Physically Weak: Like all Quincys, no amount of training or technology can truly bring them up to the level of strength possessed by those they choose to face in combat. Furthermore Dieter chooses to forgo the protection of armor in favor of lighter, more maneuverable attire. Against skilled opponents with the ability to reach and damage him Dieter constantly finds himself relying on his spiritual power to keep himself going, rather than his own physical energy.
Poor Close-Quarters Combatant: Also a traditional Quincy flaw, all his attacking strength depends upon keeping distance between himself and the enemy. Those who can close this gap find that not only is his body easily damaged like most humans, but his defensive capabilities in close-quarters fighting is barely adequate to keep him alive.
Standard Quincy Training
Hirenkyaku/Gottschritt – ADEPT: (Ger. “Godstep”) Also known as Hirenkyaku to Eastern Quincy, this technique allows Dieter to move and perform aerial feats at a level on par with Shinigami Hoho or Arrancar Sonido. He has proven himself capable of outpacing many Shinigami in feats of speed and agility.
Reiryoku Absorption – TRAINED: As a member of Clan Quincy Dieter has of course been trained in the ability to detect and utilize spiritual energy from his surroundings. He has a slightly above average level of skill in this technique.
Reiryoku Manipulation – ADEPT: As a member of Clan Quincy Dieter has also been trained in the redirection and control of the atmosphere's reishi, a skill at which he excels. Due to the use of Quincy Bangles, he has proven himself capable of effectively controlling close to twice the amount of spiritual energy he would naturally be able.
Spiritual Awareness – TRAINED: As a Quincy and one who is familiar with spiritual energies, Dieter has an above average ability in detecting and interpreting various form of spiritual pressure.
Rare Quincy Techniques
Custom Quincy Techniques
Erster Glänzen, Letzte Schatten: (Ger. “First Shine, Last Shadow”) By using Erste Morgenlicht & Östlichen Sonne together, Dieter can access this rare Quincy technique. Nocking the bow against the bowstring transfers all energy stored in the bow to the arrow, and the energy gathers around the arrow in a roiling, blue flame-like aura. Releasing the string fires the arrow, however the bowstring remains drawn as a thin trail of blue energy follows the arrow all the way to its target. When the arrow connects, all the target's spiritual pressure (not energy) is immediately drained and transferred along the energy trail back to the bow, where it forms a single, tremendously devestating Quincy arrow that can be fired at any target.
The arrow's power can be increased by the wielder willfully redirecting more energy into it and the bow; the more energy channeled into the arrow, the more damaging power and traveling speed it gains, and this can reach a truly impressive level. Because the spiritual energy stolen is natural to the victim, this technique is only half as effective on the victim as on others, and is best used when fighting multiple enemies. This technique cannot perform trick shots. Finally, Dieter rarely carries the valuable items used for this technique as it is typically unnecessary.
Bow Name: “Weinen Immer/Weep Forever”
Quincy Cross: Dieter's focal point for his Quincy powers takes the form of a simple, silver cross on a black and white chain of rosary beads. Rather than be worn around his neck, or around his wrist like many Quincy, Dieter has had the cross and rosary beads sewn to a fingerless white glove with blue highlights. The cross is fastened to the back of the glove, while the beads are wrapped once around the palm and fastened loosely to the glove's wrist.
Quincy Bow Level: 1; Erste (Ger. “First”)
Quincy Bow Appearance: Dieter's bow manifests as a simple, slender long-bow made of shimmering blue spiritual energy, and he has always been known to have exceptional range and accuracy with his weapon. Though not yet powerful enough to manifest a more intimidating version of his bow, such as a master's solid-appearing bow, however his reishi control is sufficient to deliver quite effective attacks with it nonetheless.
Quincy Bow Powers & Abilities
Seele Pfeil: (Ger. “Soul Arrow”) Commonly known as the standard Spirit Arrow of the Quincys, Dieter can form arrows made of reishi to fire from his Quincy Bow that can travel an above average distance, and he is highly accurate at almost any range. Dieter can fire two Spirit Arrows from his Quincy bow at one time, and he can “split” the arrow in two before firing in order to maintain each arrow's full-strength, however this telegraphs the intended attack, though he is able to create two arrows and only fire one at a time.
Tausend Tränen: (Ger. “1000 Teardrops,” NOTE: not yet developed) Dieter's signature technique, as its name suggests, this technique fires 1001 Spirit Arrows with each attack, first in a volley of 1000 arrows at once, followed immediately by an additional final arrow. All arrows are of the same speed and power, however the final, 1001st arrow can be controlled individually and accomplish trick shots, whereas the first 1000 cannot. Dieter can fire the 1000-arrow barrage in a tight formation, leaving little room for dodging between arrows (though exceptionally thin or small enemies have proven capable of avoiding this attack regardless at times), or in a wide arc, attacking a great number of enemies at once. The most powerful factor of this technique is the fact that when Dieter fires the 1000-arrow barrage, he can completely conceal the 1001st arrow behind their approach.
Gritz: By throwing an Ginto container at an opponent and gathering spiritual energy in his palms, Dieter can then release the energy from his hands and convert the reishi of the Ginto tube into a steel-like prison just big enough to conceal a large human-shaped being. This technique must be performed from close range to be succesful. The prison formed is not a suitable means of protection, as it Can easily be pierced from the exterior. “A silver rod strikes the five-fingered stone bed—Gritz!”
Wolke: By channeling the energy inside a Silver Tube outwards, Dieter can create an average-sized explosive blast that takes the appearance of glowing blue lightning. This technique is more forceful than it is damaging, pushing most enemies back with the power of its momentum. “Tilt the goblet to the west—Wolke!”
Unique Ginto Techniques
Sparen: (Ger. “Save”) Similar to the Quincy's Gritz technique, Dieter is able to create shield around himself that can protect him from most attacks for up to 5 minutes. By splashing the contents of a Ginto container on the ground around him and gathering reishi in the palms of his hands, Dieter can then release the energy from his hands into the ground and create a steel-like barrier just big enough for himself and 2-3 others of equal size. This technique is not suitable for containing enemies, as it easily escaped simply by willing the reishi the barrier is composed of to separate or dissipate. “The palm of the earth receives the rain of heaven—Sparen!”
Nach Oben: (Ger. “Upwards”) By drawing a circle on the ground with a cross in it (or an “x”) and pouring the contents of a Ginto container inside it, Dieter can summon up to 50 simple-looking arrows to fire straight upwards into the air. The arrows are composed of spirit energy from the Silver Tube's liquid however they appear as solid matter. The amount of arrows summoned is directly proportionate to how much of the Ginto container is used, a full Tube creating the full 50 arrows. “Fall and rise, the wind and the days of silver righteousness, five shadows, ten stars—Nach Oben!”