Zaraki KenpachiCurrent Occupation:
Homeless BumHome World Information:
Kenpachi hails from Soul Society, a half-way point between death and rebirth for a world of humans living opposite the veil of life. It's often described as a paradise strongly resembling feudal Japan, where aging is slowed and hunger is never a problem. However, this is not truly the case. Much of Soul Society is lawless, too far from the central government to be controlled.
The military arm of Soul Society is the Gotei 13. It's members are all Shinigami, reapers of death who preserve the balance of souls between the human world and Soul Society. These Shinigami are led by thirteen captains, of which Kenpachi was one.Appearance/Style Description:
Kenpachi Zaraki is a 6"7, scarred and chisled beast somehow shaped into the form of a man. He styles his hair into stiff points, and and almost always wears a special black eyepatch over his right eye. He dons the traditional shinigami uniform, along with a tattered, sleeveless Captains Haori. Those more in tune with their spiritual side may notice a potent, frightening aura of violence surrounding him.Sexuality
: Murder-Sexual Personality:
Kenpachi lives for the thrill of battle. Nothing excites him more, and a good fight can leave him childishly happy. When Kenpachi isn't in a fight, he's usually looking for one. Deploying him on the battlefield is often compared to releasing heavy ordinance; he damages the enemy indiscriminately and doesn't stop until he's taken out of action. However, if Kenpachi is unable to find a fight, he's quick to give up doing most anything and become a dissonant, bored layabout. Kenpachi used to be much more brutal and heartless, but Yachiru's influence made him less violent around others, especially weaklings he feels aren't worth fighting.History:
Kenpachi's surname came from the district he once resided in, Zaraki, which was District 80 of the North Alley of Rukongai. District 80 was the worst, most lawless region of Rukongai, full of thieves and murderers (whereas area #1 was the most orderly and law-abiding). While residing in District 80, Kenpachi was nameless. He grew up knowing nothing else but fighting, dominance, and murder.
Sometime later as a young man, Kenpachi came upon a young girl. After she showed no fear of his sword, Kenpachi adopted the girl and named her Yachiru. Yachiru came from District 79, Kusajishi, where her parents were murdered not too long before Kenpachi arrived. On that day, Zaraki took on a name; the title bestowed upon the strongest Shinigami in every generation. The one who has slain the most enemies and won the most battles. Kenpachi.
Zaraki eventually earned that title in full by killing the previous Kenpachi, 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Kiganjō, with a single strike in a duel before hundreds of Shinigami. As per the rules of the Gotei 13, this officially made him the Captain of the 11th divison.
Shortly after joining the Gotei 13, Kenpachi was forced by Captain Commander of the Shinigami to learn Kendō. He hadn't any formal swordsmanship training, having bypassed those normally necessary qualifications due to the way he attained his position. A short time after, the central government of Soul Society ordered the captain commander to stop the training, as they became concerned that if Zaraki realized his full potential and rebelled, he would become an unstoppable force.Current Situation:
Kenpachi's world was previously untouched by the rest of video-game world, but when conflict came to Soul Society, things changed. Yachiru, the only thing Kenpachi cared for more than fighting, went missing in battle with the Legion. Kenpachi abandoned his position in Seretei to find her, by any means necessary. His transdimensional search brought him to the Protagonist's metaphorical, floating doorstep, where he reluctantly cast his lot in against the Legion, in hopes he might find what became of Yachiru.
Weapons:The Nameless Zanpakutō:
Zanpakutō are the trademark weapons of the Shinigami. Each Shinigami carries a Zanpakutō, and each Zanpakutō is unique. The swords themselves are reflections of a Shinigami's power and soul, and sentient beings unto themselves. The Zanpakutō's name is the name of the living spirit which empowers the sword and lends its strength to the Shinigami who wields it. Kenpachi himself has never bothered to learn either of these things. He considers the hidden potential of Zanpakutōs as tools only weaklings would need to use. With time his opinion might change, however...
Kenpachi stole his Zanpakutō from a dead shinigami, and was able to imprint onto it while still an untrained child. The blade is much longer than a standard Zanpakutō's, roughly the size of a nodachi, with a long guard which extends inward from its center. The hilt is white, though most of it is wrapped in bandages, as is his sword's sheath. The blade is seemingly worn-down upon its edge with numerous chips, reflecting Kenpachi's disharmony with his own blade.
- 4 (6 with traits)Agility
- 2 (3 with traits)Power
Special Powers:The Reiatsu of a Monster:
In the world Kenpachi hails from, there are those that give off a soul-shaking aura called a 'Reiatsu,' or a spiritual pressure. A person's Reiatsu reflects the overwhelming strength of an individual. Normal people cannot feel this, but Kenpachi's own Reiatsu is so thick that it can instill fear in anything nearby that's attuned to the spiritual world. Otherwise, Kenpachi's reiatsu is kept in check by his Eyepatch, which keeps his reiatsu within non-panic causing levels. This power functions Identically to the Super-Strength Generic trait, with the added drawback of warning spiritually attuned individuals of his presence when he is nearby.The Reiryoku of a Monster:
The amount of spiritual power contained within Kenpachi's body is so concentrated that many attacks can barely even scratch him. Only strong blows from worthy foes can pierce his skin. This skill functions identically to the Super-Stamina Generic trait.Extra: Eyepatch Power Seal
: While unneeded, Kenpachi wears an eyepatch created by the Shinigami Research and Development Institute just for him. In addition to reducing his depth perception and range of vision, it also seals some of his power. He wears this because he loves fighting so much that he cannot fight most opponents at full strength and enjoy it, because he would defeat them too quickly. With this, he is still able to be at least on par with most opponents while wearing it. When wearing this item, Kenpachi's strength is reduced by 1. This power limitation can be upgraded with time. (It's literally a debuff that factors into his 'Habitual Handicap' weakness)
Strengths: Combat Mastery
: Kenpachi was born into the most dangerous, lawless district in Soul Society and clambered his way to the top in a trail of blood. He is a veteran of countless battles in every terrain against countless foes. What he lacks in agility he makes up for in reaction time and sheer power. Even against foes significantly faster than he, Kenpachi is's able to meet the enemy's blade out of sheer instinct and retaliate with pure brutality. His abilities in battle are often likened to a wild monster.Profound Battle Perception
: Though he detests strategy, Kenpachi excels at finding and exploiting weaknesses in his enemy's technique in the midst of battle, usually by countering it with his brute strength.Uncanny Resiliance
: Even beyond the great endurance granted by his Reiryoku, the Kenpachi's tireless lust for battle allows him to continue fighting like a demon despite horrible, grievous injuries.
: Kenpachi never, ever backs down from a fight, even when he seriously should. God of war? F*cking Awesome, Bring it. The Grim Reaper? Shit, he used to have that job. God of all creation? Sounds like one hell of a fight! Arrogance is a common trait for seasoned warriors, but Kenpachi's reckless behavior borders on suicidal. For him, warfare is the most fun a guy could ever have, and the toll for playing that game is death. Kenpachi wholeheartedly embraces that payment.Habitual Handicaps
: Kenpachi's love for fighting borders on childishness. He often wields his sword with only one hand and makes frequent use his power-suppressing eyepatch just to make his battles last longer. In game, he will often risk being hurt by weaker enemies just so he can draw out a fun fight.Battle Purist
: Gadgets, mind powers, and other such abilities are something that Kenpachi considers cowardly. As a matter of pride, he would never use an item that does anything more than directly enhance his strength or stamina. To him, such toys are merely gimmicks used by weaklings.Picky Killer
: If an enemy Kenpachi fights is weaker than him and becomes incapacitated without dying, Kenpachi will usually spare them a death blow, regardless of how evil the opponent may be. He doesn't see any value in killing weaklings, and secretly hopes that they might one day become strong enough to give him the proper battle he craves.Lazy Blockhead
: Put simply, Kenpachi wasn't made for intelligence, logic, or tactics. If something doesn't involve fighting or basic survival, then it's usually of no concern to him. This includes things like getting a job, being polite, planning a method of attack, or anything similar. He is particularly ignorant in matters unrelated to bloodshed, and only respects those who are similar to him in power.