Behind the Mask (Akumu Jugan, Meta Thread) Dec 27, 2016 2:05:38 GMT -5 Verbrennung, Anna, and 1 more like this
Post by Akumu Jugan on Dec 27, 2016 2:05:38 GMT -5
Who is Akumu?
Akumu is a shinigami, fresh faced from the academy and ready to prove himself to the world, but don't mistake him for inexperienced. Life has not been kind to the young man, and he's seen the dark underbelly the world has to offer; and he's guarded himself from it. Recessive and distant from most individuals he meets, Akumu is a quiet, thinking, and somewhat judgmental individual who enjoys philosophical debates, mental stimulation (learning and having his own views tested), and kido. "Magic" of the sort has been a major focus of Akumu's learning, striving to learn all he can of the arts, "perfecting" them, being one of his most major goals.
What can you do for Akumu?
As always this depends on the stories we weave. Akumu is always on the look out for people he feels would benefit him by impressing, or proving himself to (captains, people of influence, and people of simple interest to him (philosophers and intellects); but the people he might need to meet the most are those who can pull at his heartstrings and guide him on the right path in life. Akumu has a darkness growing within him, even if he doesn't realize it yet - and withdrawing into himself has only given it the perfect grounds to grow strong and feed on his insecurities, making it harder for people to pull him out from it - if he doesn't find someone to care, eventually, it might be too late to turn back. He might become the monster he fears most.
> Neutral of other Shinigami, Akumu believes every person has a personal burden to prove their worth, and judges them based on what he sees when he meets them, taking little consideration for other's inputs.
> Wary/Neutral of Quincy. Knowing the past between their races, Akumu is somewhat guarded around Quincy he may meet, believing that they may bear a grudge for past slights against their kind (as it's what -he- would do).
>Hollows - Hostile. Akumu sees hollows as nothing more than unevolved, emotionally driven mongrel dogs that need to be put down. Some of the higher evolutions may, begrudgingly, earn his respect to make him less outright hostile to their presence.
> Arrancar - Neutral/Hostile. Once again, Akumu sees the merrit in those who have striven so far to become an Arrancar, earning them at least the mutual respect of not being outright attacked on sight, most times. Some Arrancar may receive a less-than-kind reaction depending on the situation and their own actions.
> Broken Transcendentals / Transcendentals - Akumu has little knowledge of what these are, and will develop an appropriate opinion on them when the proper time comes. For now, they are a mystery to him.
> Powerful spellcasters and individuals who can teach - Akumu has a strong desire to learn, but expanding his own offensive capabilities is at the forefront of those. Learning to expand his own ability to defend himself and enforce his views on the world is at the forefront of his desires - and learning to cast and fight are part of that. If you know kido, he wants to know you.
What I'm looking for:
> Characters who can help draw Akumu out of his shell - or, push him deeper inside of it. He's balanced on a knife's edge, and will either grow to conquer his internal demons... or be consumed by them and become a demon himself.
> Characters who can teach Akumu about kido/magic and help him grow. Akumu has a strong desire to prove himself to the world, and self perfection comes best through growth that he can see himself.
> However individuals who can help him grow in ways that he isn't able to measure as much are welcome as well. Test his beliefs, -challenge him-, he lives to prove himself, and sometimes? Failure is necessary.
> Individuals who might help him learn about his Zanpakuto Spirit, and uncover his past. Those who might help him uncover the "keys" to his locked memories... for better... or worse.
> Generally interesting people overall!
What can Akumu do for -you-?
As a young shinigami Akumu has a lot to learn. He's willing to prove himself to the world, so if you're someone he's intrigued by, getting him to aid in various manners may not be hard to reach - after all, being useful is one of the best ways to endear yourself to those who you desire the positive attentions of. He's a young scholar, a skilled smith, and a budding mage/combatant. Finding a use for him shouldn't be too difficult.
> Perhaps you need a rival, someone who constantly measures themselves against you? (or you measure against him, without him knowing?)
> Perhaps you need a romantic interest? Akumu being demisexual makes him a hard nut to crack, but the long-haul stories are always the most rewarding.
> Perhaps you'd like a protege or student? Akumu is always eager to learn.
> Perhaps you'd like someone to push to their limits, someone to try and break... or the opposite: someone to try and help heal their old wounds. Either would take time: Akumu is withdrawn, and able to endure quite a lot mentally from his long life of fending off nightmares of his past.
> Perhaps you just want someone to fill a role in -your- story? Feel free to approach me with ideas!