10 (First Reaction Squad)Rank:
6' 2"; Weight:
179 lbs.; Build:
Tone, trimmed and built for speed.Hair:
Chin length aside from the length tied in a ponytail that runs and hangs over his right shoulder. Purple in color and shaggy and bright. Eyes:
Mashyuu's purple hair makes him stand out among others in the Soul Society. His white cape or scarf. Personality:
Mashyuu generally doesn't care for most rules, even the ones that he follows, as such he wears a white cape or scarf instead of the white robes that most the Captains of the Soul Society wear. While he is indeed a lazy sort of Captain he is often the first to arrive at the scene of a situation, making his squad known as a reaction team, used to defend the Soul Society in times of danger. Background:
Born on the outskirts of the Soul Society, Mashyuu grew up in a poor family and a district that was even more poor. His father was a drunk who often beat Mashyuu while his mother was blind and had no real way to help keep her son safe. For seven years Mashyuu was used like a slave by his own father until one fateful night...
While walking home and dragging a small crate of stolen food behind him late one night he was attacked by a small group of hollow, yellow blue and red in color, large four legged creatures who decided to eat Mashyuu for his apparently large amount of spiritual pressure. A small group of soul reapers appeared and saved Mashyuu but not before four of the soul reapers were killed in the battle.
Ever the scavenger, Mashyuu went through the bodies and took what was most valuable, a Zampaktou. The handle of the blade was wrapped in a once white cloth but was now a blood red color, stained that way from the battle Mashyuu witnessed. It's scabbard an off black. Slowly Mashyuu pulled the pure silver blade from the sheath and watched as the setting suns rays gleamed off the blade and it called out to him...
Mashyuu returned home, hiding the blade under the small mattress his father called a bed. Late that night Mashyuu heard his father beating his mother once again. Deciding enough was enough Mashyuu drew the blade and cut his fathers throat from behind just after his father rammed a thin blade through his mothers chest...
When the Soul Reapers investigated the murders the Captain of Squad Ten questioned Mashyuu and was surprised by the young man's honesty and admittance to the the killing of his father. Instead of punishing the boy, the Captain offered to adopt Mashyuu and enroll him in the Soul Society Academy...
In the Academy Mashyuu didn't struggle at all in either Swordsmanship or Shunpo. His speed and skill with a blade became known swiftly around the Academy. To the young man the skills came easily however he refused to put real effort into his kido. Instead he chose to only push himself as much as he needed to in the arts, barely doing enough to pass with the skill. His adoptive father was a master of the seemingly magical skill but Mashyuu wanted to set himself apart from his Father figure.
After graduation Mashyuu was given the same silvered sword he used to take vengeance for his mother and again the blade seemed to call out to him.... After only a week in Squad ten Mashyuu learned the name of his blade, Denki no Akuma. The blade sparked to life and changed, releasing his Shikai.
After a single year Mashyuu was placed in the third Seat of his Fathers squad. It wasn't something he really wanted to do but the young man didn't have much of a choice. Eventually the second seat was opened up when his superior went on to Captain Squad two. This left a hole in Squad 10 until Mashyuu stepped up to the role...
One year after becoming the second in command of Squad Ten, the Soul Society was attacked by a group of hollow with strange powers, each using blasts like those of cero but much more intense, and in the resulting battle the captain of Squad Ten was killed. In the same battle Mashyuu unleashed his Bankai for the first time and slayed one hundred Hollow in the process, causing the monsters to flee in terror.
Mashyuu's speed was blinding, some stating that his movement was actually so fast that the squad thought he was teleporting around faster than the eye could track. Each of his strikes sounded like thunder cracking the ground and splitting it wide open.
With the rest of his squad witnessing Mashyuu unleash his Bankai and driving back a massive force of Hollow with the speed and power of lightning, Mashyuu was placed as the Acting Captain of Squad ten and the rest as they say his history.Hobbies & Specialties:
Board Games: Mashyuu loves playing board games and honing his skills.
Parties: The young Captain tries his best to make it to as many social gatherings as possible. Even if he doesn't drink
Long walks: Mashyuu has learned the ins and outs of the Soul Society and goes out of his way to visit as many as he can during his day to day life.
4 (+1 Primary)- Inspired by his adoptive father and former captain of Squad Ten, Mashyuu has developed a mastery of speed and flashstep that has almost no peers. He delivers anywhere from four to five times more strikes than a fighter of average speed can even muster in the same amount of time. He often stops his attacks where he started at the start of a fight, making it seem to onlookers as if he never even left the spot to begin with. Executioner:
3 (+2 Full)- The biggest flaw in the former Squad ten Captain's combat style was not understanding how to end a fight the moment it began and for the lazy Mashyuu that wasn't acceptable. He learned the proper places to strike and end the opponents a Soul Reaper my come across during his duties. Thus he developed several attacks to finish off opponents in just a strike or two. This often results in throwing blasts of pure light at high speeds, combined with his fast movements to strike vital spots on foes seemingly all at once.Vanguard:
2- While Mashyuu is well built for his size, he is a speed fighter and thus many would assume he can't take much as far as a hit goes. Thanks to his high spirit pressure those foes would be wrong. He uses that very spiritual pressure to surround himself in a strong shield that helps him absorb damage. This often results in a counter attack of pure sonic force like that of a thunder clap to drive foes backwards.PRIMARY RELEASE: Name
Seinaru Hikari (Holy Light)Release Phrase:
Strike without mercy.[Boost +1 (Harrier)]
Mashyuu places his hand to the blade of his weapon and whispers or calls out the Release Phrase, forcing the blade to glow a white and golden light until it's true form is revealed. FULL RELEASE: Name
Tenshi No Seinaru Hikari (Angel of Holy Light)[Boost +2 (Executioner)]
The blade and hilt of Mashyuu's weapon flashes and changes to a beam of pure golden light before taking on the form of a spiked chain with two heavy weights. The weapon crackles with golden energy as Mashyuu readies to attack with blinding speed and strength.