Oshiro Kenpachi Player:
6' 2"; Weight:
240 lbs.; Build:
Broad shouldered, athletic, tonedHair:
Short, worn back, black colour; Eyes:
Permanent Frown; piercing gazePersonality:
Oshiro Kenpachi is often compared to a glacier, relentless and implacable. Of all the Captains of the Shinigami he is among those who takes his responsibilities and duties most seriously and as a result the 11 Division is a well oiled machine. Kenpachi is also a pragmatist with a very real understanding of the world around him and how it operates, though he is also aware of how it should
operate and makes concentrated efforts to bring society towards peace, prosperity and order. He did not however earn the name "Kenpachi" by being the well skilled administrator of a Division. In his heart Oshiro is a warrior, he trains when others are long gone to rest sometimes to the point of forgoing food and rest until he can no longer. On many occasions he has personally stepped into matters that could have been resolved by a junior officer of his Division solely because it has been too long since he has had a good fight or any fight at all. Some say he only smiles when he finds a need to release his Bankai and thus it is a smile no man wishes to see.
Despite his stern outer demeanour he is not an unsociable sort, truth be told Oshiro very much enjoys the company of those he knows well and routinely joins them for dinner and sake. Though he is slow to like most. Some of shown certain traits he appears to approve of and he tends to like them more quickly, he has certainly had something of a father/son(or daughter) relationship with many in his long years a Senior Officer generally making the individual something of a protege in the process. Becoming one of his proteges is considered an excellent sign and those who do well generally proceed through the ranks quickly thanks to his guidance though he holds those people to a very high standard.
Oshiro Kenpachi's Zanpakutō is Kami kirā (God Killer
) it takes the form of a relatively standard katana until it is released and grows to the form of a Dai-Katana. Background:
Oshiro was one of the individuals recruited by Old Man Yamamoto when he was forming the initial group that would become the Shinigami and as such he has always been present since the founding as the Lieutenant of the 11th Division. Even before he was recruited he had earned the moniker "Kenpachi" which marked him as someone who was a highly veteran warrior, that the Division become to be associated with direct close quarters combat and general melee combatants par excellence
was no surprise. When the Academy to train Shinigami was opened Oshiro put himself forward to run the facility and was granted the honour. At the time his name had been circulating for an opening as Captain however Oshiro refused to instead focus on the development of the Academy and future Shinigami.
Oshiro literally wrote the book on swordsmanship for the Shinigami Academy though perhaps his greatest contribution has been in the field of Hakuda
. Like Yamamoto is he highly proficient in unarmed combat and worked with the Old Man to innovate the style to be appropriate for the use of the Shinigami, up until now he has been the Head Instructor of the Academy. When Oshiro came to the opinion that his Captain had grown incapable of performing their duties he put forward the challenge for single combat. Evidently Oshiro Kenpachi was successful. With that said he abdicated his position at the Academy (though it has been noted that by now the vast majority of Shinigami have been trained either by him directly or by his philosophy). Hobbies & Specialties:
- A Cup of Water - Though incredibly simple, Oshiro finds very little more satisfying than a cup of water right when you need it
- Sake - Though he never drinks to excess, a little sake is a very common way to relax for Kenpachi at the end of a long day when enjoying the company of a friend
- Calligraphy - Oshiro tends to make himself very busy between his duties & responsibilities as a Captain of the Shinigami and his personal training regimen, calligraphy serves as a way to help relax and let his mind rest.
Vanguard 5, Executioner 2+3, Skirmisher 1+1
[Vanguard 5] Oshiro Kenpachi is a Veteran Warrior specializing in close quarters combat, both swordsmanship & unarmed combat. He has stated he shall forfeit his position as Captain of the 11th Division just as soon as someone kills him, quite obviously nobody has yet to achieve this. His personal durability is nothing short of monstrous and he has shrugged off attacks that would have incinerated lesser Shinigami. Though a versatile and seasoned fighter, most opponents are overwhelmed by his sheer capacity for single combat.
[Executioner 2] Oshiro has studied and developed numerous ways to strike a killing blow. He will often study an opponent for much of a fight before delivering a single, highly precise strike to end the conflict.
[Skirmisher 1] Oshiro's understanding and experience in combat allows him to notice the flaws in his opponent, he will often lure an opponent into an area that suits his form of combat better or simply play defense while an opponent exhausts themselves with an inferior capacity to attack. Once they have let themselves be positioned how Kenpachi wants he will end the fight at his leisure. PRIMARY RELEASE: Ten no himei o tsukuru
(Make the Heavens scream)[Executioner +01]
When the Captain releases Kami Kira it alters its form from a katana to a Dai-Katana, it is an event that can be detected by everything for a great distance due to the huge spike of spiritual pressure, it is further evident by the storm clouds forming for miles around, as Kami Kira is a lightning weapon. While released the blade is coated in constant lightning and creates the boom of thunder when it strikes an object (or person). By pointing Kami Kira towards an object Kenpachi can fire streams of lightning that are known to vaporise just about anything short of someone of comparable spiritual pressure.FULL RELEASE: Kami kirā, Tengokutodjigoku no ryōhō o shūryō suru koto ga dekiru mono o akiraka
(God Killer, Reveal that which may end both Heaven and Hell)[Executioner +02]
When Kami Kira's Bankai is triggered, the lightning storms created by his shikai become unnaturally violent and begin to damage the surrounding area to such a degree that by Oshiro's own admission they would eventually destroy everything, himself included. Regardless the presence of this lightning grants Oshiro a noticeable boost to his physical properties. During his Bankai he can perform several special abilities, such as an advanced version of his Shikai ability to point the blade in a certain direction to fire streams of lightning. He can also draw the entirety of the lightning towards his blade for a super charged attack or to "fling" it towards an opponent. This always results in massive collateral damage. He can also produce a thunderous boom that releases a wave of impact so powerful it causes visible movement in the air (not to mention the ring moving out from his body knocks back whatever it encounters with terrifying force). It should be noted that with his massive spirit pressure released, most individuals cannot stand in the presence of his Bankai, it would certainly be lethal to the vast majority of non-Captain powered entities. [Skirmisher +01]
When in Bankai Oshiro is surrounded by a discreet electric field that reaches out and makes him aware of his surroundings without needing to physically look. This increased perception provides him with greater capacity to manipulate what is around him to a position more suiting to his interests.