Nice job, Zaer! You're pretty quick with those! And it checks out, for the most part. The only thing I caught off about the sheet is that you have Iryou Ninjutsu techniques under Chakra Control rather than Ninjutsu. Medical techniques do have the additional requirement of having a very high Chakra Control skill to use, but they're still Ninjutsu techniques, essentially requiring a Medical-Nin to max both. All and all, it's still pretty great that you're able to nail all that down so swiftly!
I'm barely starting on my character's sheet, but I have a good idea of where I wanna take it. Basically, I'm going a standard Hyuuga Dedicated Hero/White-Knight/Taijutsu Master route, but I'm going to throw in the Pressure Point techniques from Way of the Master, which I think meshes incredibly well with the Gentle Fist style. She'll constantly be debuffing opponents while she's striking them. It's almost a shame I can't really have her utilize the Sacred Fist style along side the Juukan style, as the two work so well together (although, she theoretically could in Epic levels if she goes Epic Taijutsu Master, but I'm not gonna assume we're going to go that high
). It also allows her to use her abilities to serve as a limited back-up natural healer when necessary, albeit one who's not nearly as capable as Zaraki, mostly just for out of combat, non-emergency uses.
Playing off the angle, I'm probably going to have her embrace Hyuga traditions in a rather spiritual sense, in a way the Hyuga characters in the series really didn't (Neji and Hinata always seemed rather reluctant to embrace their respective duties, and if anything seemed to be fighting against them). I expect her to be a bit of a traditional and conservative sort, wise, insightful, but rather judgmental and somewhat strict in her philosophy. Definitely the "Lady of War
", although it could be fun to throw in a few matters she's a bit hot-boiled over. I could also have some fun with the often implied fact that the Byakugan can see through clothes and armor (which is no doubt true, just not much explored).
I'm just not sure whether to fit her into the Main House or the Branch House. Mechanically, it doesn't make a difference, but story-wise, it's pretty important. I suppose being a Main House member would give her more readily explained access to their more powerful techniques. But, I think having her as a member of the Branch House has a lot of potential RP complications to it that might be fun to play out. I know that Hinata's personal maid was a Hyuga ninja, and I thought the aspect of the "taijutsu powerhouse maid" would be pretty amusing, although I'm not sure how that would play out practically.
Although, it seems there's a bit of despite over whether female Hyuga members are even branded in the same way that male Branch members are. Hinabi, Hinata's sister, was never branded, after all. She might had been the heir's sister, but that being the sibling of the heir didn't seem to matter in Hiashi/Hizashi's case. Maybe things changed after that incident, but the Hyuga clan comes off as more traditionally minded than most, and traditionally in Japan, women can't branch off with their families. They only become heads via inheritance, and even then, often when there's no obvious male heir. So, maybe that's the reason? Still wouldn't address the practical element of protecting the bloodline from those who would want to steal it's secrets, though, and as oppressive as the seal is, required obedience and destruction their genetic inheritance from their bodies is a damn good way to make sure it never falls into enemy hands.
Any thoughts on this, Keelan? Or do you not have any opinion about these?
Indeed in fuinjutsu there is variety. Although did not spot many medical ones (just one which prevented someone doing suicide with some couple jutsus). But I redo bit my fuinjutsu picks as I get advanced seals feat and so can get more better fuinjutsu to use (one more obscure one is increase objects weight by a lot).
Then you'll be pleasantly surprised with Tobikiri Saisei no Jutsu
, and Souzou Saisei
, arguably the high-level Medical-nin's last defense and what basically makes them damn near immortal. Granted, the latter technically doesn't require one to be a Medical Specialist, but seeing as it's basically just an epic version of the former, I always saw that as an oversight on the author's part. Shiketsu no In
comes off as thematically appropriate as well. I could see Keiyaku Houjin
being extremely useful as well, if one also has Retrieval Expert. Gets your allies out of emergency situations in a hurry, and into relative safety so you can heal them, or brings a tougher ally in to help you out, seeing as combat isn't so much a Medical-nin's forte.