(loosely based on the Jorogumo and Tsuchigumo from Japanese Lore)Notable Abilities/Skills:
*Make sure to list them all*
Fashion Design: It's what he went to college for. It's what he lives for. There's very little he can't do. However, he specializes in men and womens wear and occasionally dips into designing fetish gear.
Weaving and sewing: Not much needs to be said about this other than he's good at it and his ability to manipulate string makes him an undisputed master.
Dancing: He's a trained contemporary dancer. He's quite good at it and he incorporates some of the movements with the use of his "razor floss" technique.
Knowledges: Takumi possesses extensive knowledge of history, the occult(mostly eastern traditions, but he has a working understanding of western forms) , art (in particular rococo, baroque, and Japanese), and fashion. In addition to this, he has insider knowledge of weaver folk culture as he is one of them.
Freerunning: Many might not think it but he knows how to navigate an urban environment or any similar location on foot. Complimented by his powers, there are few strategic possitiosn he can't reach
Haratorihito powers :
Wall climbing- He can climb up walls in a way akin to a spider.
String manipulation- If something is in the form of a fiber meant for weaving, he can manipulate it's every quality and even how it moves. He can make it sharp, hard to break, increase the length, or any number of things. His favorite manifestations are the ever iconic razor floss form, woven shield, and simple binding string. In combat, this is arguably his most deadly skill. It also allows him to weave cloth armor tougher than kevlar or even certain metals.
venom: Either through a bite or spitting a terrible miasmal spray, he can poison his foes. This poison behaves as a supernatural neurotoxin and those exposed often begin experiencing terrible cramps, muscle spasms, and swelling in their extremities. Those effected begin feeling restless and experience panic attacks. Their breathing becomes labored and have trouble speaking. Delerium soon sets in. Generally speaking, the venom will work it's way out of the body over a period of 48-96 hours depending on the size of the dosage assuming they survive.
Resistance: Like all spider folk he as a huge resistance to poison. He's also hyper resistant to blood born pathogens.
Spider form: He can assume a humanoid spider form which increases his aptitude for climbing walls and boosts his already incredible agility. Like all male weaver folk, his skin turns an unearthly grey as opposed to the deep black shade that females assume. Two mandibles protrude from the side of his face while his mouth remains intact. His incisors become sharp fangs. A group of eight appendages resembling spiders legs protrude from his back. Takumi's eyes turn jet black and two copies appear above his eyebrows. His palm and fingers elongate and the very tips end in sharp points. Toward the bottom of his back is a light red marking in the shape of an hour class as opposed to a female's deep blood red.
Agility: Given his heritage, he is extraordinarily nimble and quick on his feet. He can walk a tight rope with little effort.
Accelerated healing: Like many supernaturals, he heals at a rather high rate when injured. However enough damage done quickly enough can kill him especially if he's struck at vital points.
Illusions: While he cannot make them solid, he can generate very convincing visual and audio illusions to perplex his enemies.
Magic outfit weaving- With the help of occult ritual, he has the power to weave outfits with various magical powers. The process is taxing but he can access the specific abilities associated with the outfit simply by wearing it. These powers can range from physical trait enhancement to manipulation of natural forces.
Threads: Aside from his usual stock of sewing threads, he as two groups of threads attached to single points which are his main weapon. His string manipulation ability allows him to turn them into extremely long strings into razor sharp killing tools.
Magic outfits: He has a a total of six magic outfits with different powers.
Knife collection: While most are there for decorative purposes, he does have a couple fighting knives for when he as to get in close.
Monetary assets: He's not Bill Gates, but let's just say if he retired right now it might be a little while before he had to get a job.Role:
Well being suited to stealth endeavors and intel, it's hard to say given that many of those positions have been filled. Perhaps helps craft certain useful items. Maybe his cultural knowledge or connections to elements of high society could be of use. He has connections to kink communities which could help in some regard. He has connections to his species which makes him something of a liason between them. Open to suggestions here if anyone has any better ideas.Recruitment Status:
He's a fairly recent recruit compared to certain other members of the company. Why a fairly renowned fashion designer would join up with such a group is difficult to fathom, but he has his own motives. Part of it is related to the death of a relative and recent turmoil among his species. Takumi also claims that he wants to keep those supernaturals who cause problems for others and thus give those like him a bad name.Appearance:
He is of lithe build and has a generally “soft” appearance. His facial features lean on round. He possesses long black hair which is often tied back or teased up. His eyes are dark brown. Takumi is almost always dressed in “effeminate” garb which is often embroidered and carries at least a hint of the gothic. While it's not always immediately obvious, he has a pair of thigh thighs for every outfit he owns and he color coordinates to the very last thread. Some outfits are his own design, others are numbers he purchased. Lace, frills,fetish wear, 18th century elements, and gothic fashion feature heavily in his clothes. Takumi does have a seperate wardrobe which holds suprisingly fabulous but less elaborate pieces which he wears when on a mission. His face is always covered in some form of make up. Both his ears are pierced and his lower lip is pierced twice. It is also worth noting that he frequently crossdresses.Sexuality:
Takumi is a huge bondage nut. When a woman ties him up, sub-space isn't far behind. He quickly gets lost in ecstasy.In addition to this, he loves kissing and worshipping women with his mouth, though he's strangely not as enthusiastic about oral sex as he is other forms. Takumi does not often say it but he's a bit of a butt nut as well. He's only interested in ciswomen sexually and romantically.
Offs: Bestiality,gore, toilet related things, full on rapePersonality:
Passionate, generous, effeminate, clever, patient, obsessive, vain, and prone to melancholy. All of these words desribe Takumi. He throws himself into all tasks with deep fervor and it's reflected in his work ethic. As one might expect, a great measure of patience comes with it. An obsessive perfectionist by nature, he seldoms move on from a task until he has done it right in his eyes. While never one to be an egotistical prick, he is vain and is some times a bit too obsessed with looking fabulous. However, he is also extremely giving and is more than willing to donate his time and money to helping those in need. He figures that if one is going to make money off of helping the better off elements of society look marvelous, one should use it to help those in need.Background:
Takumi is a fairly successful designer and model. At first glance, he appears to be a stereotypical campy, effeminate designer, but the truth is quite different. For you see, he doesn't design trendy lines. Takumi takes issue with some of the more questionable aspects of the industry and is more interested in the art aspect of his craft. He mostly deals in custom orders ranging from the very pricey to the outright affordable. He charges the client based on their income though he doesn't disclose this. In other words, the wealthier you are, the more you have to pay. Among other designers, he is known for his eccentricity, passion, and generous nature. Among other circles, he is known for something much more unnerving to the average human. You see, Taku inherited part of his skill from his forebearers. He is a weaver partly because the impulse is in his blood. For you see, when he's really letting his hair hang down, he resembles a beast known as a Jorogumo. That said, if asked he would deny it to the day of his death. It's not that he hates himself, his family consider themselves a part of a different species with similar powers. They instead prefer the name Haratorihito. Literally translated, weaver people.
To the uninitiated, his childhood began as any human's would. Born to a loving couple In couple in Okinawa who shortly after moved to the U.S.A. They settled among the Japanese community on the west coast. His early childhood was a charmed life indeed. While as he would come to know, that no life is devoid of pain, his early childhood was pleasant to say the very least. However, even then he knew he was different from the other children. Not simply because others called him effeminate or because he was a first generation American citizen. It wasn't because his family prayed to many Deities rather than one. No, something else stirred within him. When he saw spiders, he could not help but feel that some how, he had a semblance of their being. His suspicions were only furthered by the fact that he had required blood transfusions ever since he was a toddler. It seemed like no matter how much protein he consumed he remained rather slight of build. It all made sense when his parents finally revealed what manner of creatures they were.
Rather than horrified or repulsed, the boy was elated to learn that he was not alone in being what he was. This mirth however would be rather short lived. Even as he became aware of his secret heritage and initiated into the spider Deity cult that his people had maintained in antiquity even as they piously offered prayers to the Deities of humans. However, his parents made it abundantly clear he was to keep it secret. They told him that their people had been called monsters and derided as vicious beasts but possessed awesome powers that allowed them to survive for all centuries. They told him why he received blood transfusions so often. He heard of the youkai referred to as Jorogumo and Tsuchigumo that humans believed them to be, but he did not quite understand the implications yet. At this point, it was a fun secret between loved ones and despite some of the other boys picking on him in these early years, the deep loneliness that he would come to know had not yet set in.
He would get his first taste of that particular melancholy when he was six. At this time, he was still in kindergarten and while few children really paid any attention to him at all except to quiz him about his culture since they heard he was not born in the United States. Takumi and one of his few friends were walking along and all seemed well until a mountain lion wandered into their path. Despite being an urban area, the high concentration of the beasts in the pacific northwest meant at a few would wander into the parks and alleyways from time to time. Not knowing what else to do, Takumi showed the beast his arachnid humanoid form. So startled was the beast that it ran in back the way it came. The child had succeeded in saving a life, but his friend was horrified. Despite having saved his life, he found that his friend was just as terrified of him as he had been of the beast. Takumi tried to explain what had happened, but the other child would hear none of it. For a small and comparatively eccentric child, this was rather devastating.
His parents chastized him for showing his other form to another human who hadn't the slightest bit of sympathy for their species. While kindergartners aren't particularly known for gossip or for passive aggression, something akin to a rumor began to spread soon enough, the other children began to look upon him as something to be feared or disdained in growing numbers. Not even some of the girls who were so pressured by society to have mock tea parties (an acitivity he genuinely enjoyed at that age) or play dress up with him began to see him in this way. The boys became more vicious in their mockery of his more "effeminate" tendencies. So, the remainder of that year was quite lonely. This trend continued all through first, second, and third grade only to take on a tone of racism as he got older.
He took a certain solace in doing what amounted to the grade school version of fashion design. He would often spend his time drawing outfits and playing dress up. He even began to play around in his mothers make up. Now, for many families they may have been shocked by this, but the Haratorihito often take pride in their appearance and presentation and thus, a boy showing such interests was no great shock to his parents. In fact, they hoped he might be a talented weaver or tailor as their kind held these skills in high regard. While he wasn't a great visual artist in the sense of a painter, sculpture, or similar artisan, it became apparent that he had a keen sense of aesthetics. Art class was one of the few places he felt truly at peace in school. It was also discovered that like others of his kind, he was quite surprisingly good at rope climbing and navigating through the jungle gym. As he got older, he would check to see if anyone was looking and then climb up the side of the school onto the roof during recess and look down on the others when he was particularly down. Otherwise, he was as playful as one could expect. He had been even before this. For some of the more unusual children, this made him something of an idol in so far that he was perfectly willing to engage them in whatever games he had in mind.
Yet this did not totally abate the growing sense of loneliness in his heart. His parents tried to help by buying him a dog and to a degree, it did help him. They also tried sending him to the other middle school in town so that he might receive a fresh start. However, it would not be so simple. Not only did similar forms of bullying occur, it got more vicious in some instances. While he did maintain many traditions of Japanese and Ryukyuan culture, he was fairly westernized. Yet this did not stop the other children from making fun of him for the food he some times brought from home, for the religious practices he maintained, for even using some Japanese words every once in a while. It was also around this time that he would begin seeing the word "fag" written on his locker in marker. Someone once replaced his gym clothes with assorted women's garments. This, he handled with a sense of humor by stating that they weren't his color and chastizing the tastes of those who picked them out.
High school was mildly less agonizing. Here, he had a group of people who at least tolerated his existence. Most of them were gay kids who assumed he would at least be friendly, others were those interested in getting involved in a fashion design program, a few were anime and manga fans who wanted to be friends with someone who was actually Japanese, and still more were goths and rivetheads. By now, the deep sense of melancholy that flows beneath his surface had set in, but life was not done sending trouble his way. While his circle of friends began to truly expand again, others still made their disdain known.
Yet at the same time, he became known for hosting surprisingly posh get togethers for interested students. These little parties were euphemistically known as "tea". These affairs were a bit more debauched than the quaint name they were given, but they weren't quite as messy as the house parties other students who favored booze would occasionally throw. He also developed a reputation for giving make up tips to whoever would listen and providing the occasional custom garment to other students for a fee.
This was also a time of sexual awakening for him and as the story so often goes, he discovered some of his desires with the help of the internet. More specifically, he discovered femdom and the spider boy was hooked. Takumi found himself excited by the very thought of bondage and would often tie himself up from time to time to get some semblance of the real deal. He would try to convince his second girlfriend to treat him in such a way but it ended in awkward, painful silence. Even as he politely begged her she showed discomfort and she left in a rush. This rejection only further cemented the growing sense of loneliness in him. While she agreed not to tell anyone about his desires, she said that they were two very different beings sexually and so, she broke it off.
Another key event in his life was an attempted sexual assault where a male student said that "If he insisted on acting like a woman, he would be treated like one." However, his parents had trained him in the deadlier elements of weaver folk powers. He made the mistake of making the attempt in a room filled with thread and string used for arts and crafts. Takumi was able to make a noose out of them to choke his assailant into a state of weakness. After that, he made his first offensive use of the razor floss technique by cutting the man in several agonizing but non-lethal ways. The assailant was never the same after this encounter. Takumi escaped without being so much as molested, but this was a moment that scarred him quite deeply.
It seemed that toward the end of his high school career everything would go swimmingly until he learned that an uncle of his who had moved to the states had been killed in a rather brutal fashion. This was made worse by the fact that it came on the heels of his dog's death from complications related to cancer. Never had his lonlieness been so visceral, so overbearing. It was not long after this that he learned that the death of his uncle was spillover from the very incident that prompted his parents to leave Japan for the U.S. As it turned out, the economic troubles toward the end of the eighties in Japan had led to turmoil between factions of the Haratorihito and human connections. Their family had the misfortune of being involved with one such scandal. Though his parents did not elaborate on what it meant for him or what exactly this feud was about, it left a burning curiosity and haunting sense of anxiety in his mind.
This event was followed by a startling lack of further attempts on the lives of his family. He wasn't sure which he found more disturbing. The fact that one of his own blood had been murdered or that those who targeted him didn't seem to care about anyone else.
After graduation he went to college and like many students he found himself concerned with his studies, working, and partying. In his case, that meant the start of his other career as a fetish model. It paid the bills and it gave him a somewhat artistic outlet for his sexual inclinations. Takumi loved it so much that he continued modeling long after he graduated. It also helped keep him afloat financially while he worked on his career in fashion design. This business began as an online venture where people would give him specifications for what they wanted and he would give them his vision of it in physical form. It was slow at first, but soon, an increasingly prestigious and prominent people began putting in orders, and before long, had become a respected designer in his own right with rather sizable amount in his accounts.
Yet, the thought of what happened to his departed uncle would not leave him, nor would the sense of isolation that had haunted him for much of his life. When approached by the company for his particular talents, he took the offer. He wasn't sure if he would get the answers he wanted out of his work with them, but he figured that he could stop more instances of the same intrigue from getting too far. If nothing else he could preserve some semblance of a good name for for the various supernatural groups out there.
Generous: He's a kind and giving sort who has a very deep sense of fairness when dealing with the economically disadvantaged. He's not one to turn down a cry for help if he knows he can be of service in some way.
Passionate: He pursues every endeavor with a deep zest for life and he makes sure he does every job well.
Patient: He's not only diligent, he's rather patient. It's one of many merits his species has universally. Even the more hotblooded ones can lie in wait for days when stalking a target.
Agility: Being a spider person, he is extremely nimble and sure footed. He can jog across a tight rope in seconds and without swaying.
Clever: His kind pride themselves on being great tricksters and he displays a deep sense of cunning and intelligence when the opportunity presents itself.
Finances: His continuing endeavors as a designer and fetish model have earned him a rather sizeable sum. He's not anywhere near as wildly rich as others in the company, but his wallet is rather fat.
Stealthy: Despite his outgoing,playful nature, he's surprisingly stealthy. This is a perk that comes with being one of his species.Shortcomings:
*Your character's weaknesses. You need to have at least 2, and it should match the number of your character's Merits.*
Animal Product Dependency: Like all Haratorihito, he needs to consume the blood, flesh, or sex fluids of another animal whether it's human or otherwise to stay alive twice a week. If he doesn't he will grow weaker over the course of five days and eventually die if he doesn't get an infusion of blood via a transfusion or consume something through the mouth. This problem can be mitigated to a point by eating meat during meals or getting regular transfusions of blood through an I.V.
Iron Weakness: Despite not being an wicked spirit, his kind can be fatally wounded by iron weapons. If such a wound is delivered he will need to consume the blood of another living being or a significant portion of meat to live.
Vanity: He may not be an egotistical prick,but being a fashion designer, he some times gets too caught up in looking fabulous for his own good. It some times get to the point where it interferes with appointments, meetings, business, and other important things.
Holds A Grudge: He's not the most vengeful, spiteful being on the planet but when someone earns his ire, he can become to consumed by the prospect of getting back at them to pay attention to his better judgment.
Obsessive Perfectionism: While his drive to do his best is a positive thing, his perfectionism when it comes to his craft and duties can be a point of frustration for his co-workers. He has a difficult time moving on if something isn't just right.
Drain: If one of his kind over use their powers it will kill them. Some of them are more draining than others. It's believed this is one of the reasons that they need to consume the substances they do. They need a fairly regular in take of a substance imbued with vitae.
Melancholy: Underneath it all, despite his contentment, despite his outgoing elements, he's a very sad individual. When he's in one of his moods it's difficult to console him. He becomes despondent when consumed by his lonlieness. His species tend to be solitary, but a series of past events have beat a sense of depression into him.Hobbies:
Ikebana, Fashion Design, Dancing (trained in contemporary), Freerunning, Geocaching, reading, playing pool, collecting plushies and knives.Face Claim:
I honestly have no clue. Sorry.How did YOU Find Us?
I saw the banner and clicked on it.
I do have one other character that might be good for this if you don't like Takumi. He's a bit more toned down.
Edit; Typo and missing text.