Desrosiers, Akane [Shinigami] [WIP] Mar 3, 2018 18:05:41 GMT -5
Post by Akane D. on Mar 3, 2018 18:05:41 GMT -5
Something, Something, Dark Side
Age / Apparent Age 82 | 22
Sexual Orientation Lesbian
Height 5'8" (without geta sandals) | 5'11" (with sandals)
Hair Long dull pink hair, normally held up in a high ponytail by a red ribbon
Eye Sharp purple eyes
Positive Traits Kind, protective, charismatic
Negative Traits Cocky, loud, hotheaded, regretful
Loyalties District 64 in Rukongai, loosely Gotei Five
- 1910 - Born to a Spanish-French mother and Japanese botanist father
- 1920-1935 - Learning to become a botanist
- 1935 - Died during a return trip to France from Japan
- 1936 - Born in District 76
- 1945 - Adopted by a lesbian couple in District 64
- 2011 - Accepted into the Academy
- 2012 - Aided in the rescuing of Rukongai citizens during Tova's invasion
- 2013 - Achieved Shika
- 2017 - Graduated from the Academy
- 2018 - Squad hopping
It's easy to hear Akane from across the division due to her voice loud volume, but it's usually her looks that catch people's attention. To glance at Akane, it's easy to assume that she's not a Shinigami, and more like a wife searching throughout the divisions for her lover. Her tan skin, smooth and free of any visible scaring or marks, entices the viewer to question her origin as she doesn't look familiar. If only she would let those dark locks down then they would almost touch the ground, creating an illusion that she was a true gentlewoman; but, she keeps it up, tied with a red ribbon that belonged to her Mother. Her bangs are uneven; the left framing her face with the right cut at an angle that hid her eye for no practical purpose except to perhaps appear mysterious. The young woman's eyebrows are plucked neatly, lips seemingly painted with some sort of gloss to catch the eye of someone wanting to steal a kiss. The only flaw is the cuts on her right index finger.
Akane's body is mostly concealed beneath a scarlet nagajuban, and blackshihakushō, both shortened to reach mid-thigh with the nagajuban ending an inch more. It's easy to tell that her breasts are quite large, and makes one wonder how she manages to keep them from popping out of her outfit. All it would take is a simple pull of the red sash, and the truth would be revealed, but all they would see are bindings keeping attempting to keep them in place. Complimenting her outfit are her black stockings - perhaps silk - with red lace trim at the top. To complete the ensemble is a pair of geta sandals.
However, one must take in the entire appearance or else underestimate the enemy. As such, it's quite easy for someone distracted to miss her zanpakutō Dionaea resting on her left hip, the sash tightly coiled around Akane's waist to secure it in its simple sheath. Her legs, though quite fetching in those stockings, did little to hide the muscles from constantly training on herhohō abilities. The last accessory of Akane's outfit are her gloves, made of stronger material to withstand the roughhousing of her occupation, but with the same red lace trim nonetheless.
Of course, the entire garb was not up to her, but for the satisfaction of her zanpakutō Dionaea. Her off days and training attire was completely up to her with (much) objection. Akane perhaps practical and simple clothing in contrast to Dionaea's desire for aesthetic ones.
If Akane choices to visit her Mama in Rukongai, Akane chooses simple floral yutakas of simple material pairing with tabi and Shinigami-regulated sandals. Her hair would be compressed into a neat bun, red ribbon entwined in it, at the base of her neck creating the appearance of an accepting daughter to the Desrosiers name.
When Akane trains, her appearance clashes with the one she is normally seen in. Shinigami regulated hakama, geta sandals, and extra bindings on her chest. Akane braids her hair to keep it out of the way, using the ribbon to tighten the strands together.
Akane's spiritual pressure glows a neon green, and immediately the air becomes thick with the sudden increase in humanity that can cause sluggishness, overheating and exhaustion depending on the person. Her reiatsu's power level depends on how furious Akane; the angrier she becomes the more powerful the reiatsu's side effects strengthen.
If Akane is in a cold environment that involves higher levels of ice or snow, the effects of her reiatsu are nulled.
Like most who come out of Rukongai, Akane is no exception to being loud and can be heard across the division. Sometimes she doesn't realize she's loud until someone asks her to lower her voice causing a faint blush to dust her cheeks. A smile on her face, she is kind to most everyone, and has a soft spot for children; often times slipping them candy if she has any on her person. A go-to person, she aided her Mother and Mama at the clinic in District 64 in healing people. When the dangers of living in the outer Rukongai districts were moving closer to home, Akane took it upon herself to remove the criminals by the simple persuasion of the kick kind. At the time, Akane was awful at keeping secrets from her parents, but they knew before she said anything. She loves her Mother and Mama very much and respects them above all else. They were the ones to teach, and instill important morals and responsibilities into Akane such as respect, kindness, and honor. While the family didn't have many material possessions outside medical essentials, they were happy none-the-less.
During the first year at the Academy, Akane becomes protective of those from similar backgrounds and tries her hardest to ensure that they aren't bullied by the upperclassmen. When the confrontation results in fighting, Akane is often times punished by teachers to implant the basic structure of thinking before acting. Akane becomes friends with most of the first years' thanks to her healing abilities, and tutors those needing some help inkidō basics. When she receives her asauchi, Akane makes a promise to herself that she would awaken her zanpakutō, and together, they would make Rukongai great again.
After Tova's destruction, and burying her Mother, Akane's personality took a darker turn. Her patience thinned, and she got into enough fights where if she didn't turn her attitude around she would be expelled from the Academy after receiving several warnings from concerned teachers who took pity on her. Others had lost family too, some eventually consulting with professionals to seek help from their dark thoughts. Suicide wasn't an option, not when all she had left is Mama. Akane had changed her goal from bettering Rukongai to wanting to destroy Hueco Mundo, but that would be impossible if they were to keep the worlds perfectly balanced; settling with slaying as many Hollows as she could for the time being.
During a routine patrol that ended up with her comrades dead, and Akane forced to eat the flesh of one to gain her Shikai abilities, she closes herself from everybody for three days. Amid the silence
Akane realizes the person she was becoming and knew she needed to change. However, to regain the trust of her comrades would take time, but she would work on her faults. For the remaining time at the Academy, Akane slowly becomes more social though she is wary due to Dionaea's influence, and his whispering about devouring their flesh. When asked about her zanpakutō, Akane is very careful about informing others of Dionaea's intentions for fear what those in power will do.
Akane's ultimate weakness are pretty women. She becomes embarrassed, and can't form a coherent sentence without a few tries.
Goals & Achievements
Akane's long-term goal is to develop plans to protect Rukongai from future attacks echoing back to Tova's destruction. While she understands the economy, balance, and all that jazz, she wants to help the Rukongai people not become mercenaries, and other lawless people due to lack of proper police enforcement. She wants to secure peace for everyone and knows it's gonna be a tough road, but she never minded getting her hands dirty.
As for personal goals, she desires
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine
Zanpakutō Appearance Dionaea's sealed state is unlike other zanpakutōs in the sense that it's not a Japanese sword or kin to it. Rather, a rapier weighing barely above two pounds with its silver blade extending to 41 inches in length, and .98 of an inch in thickness. Its purpose is not meant to withstand the strength of other weapons but designed for speed and accuracy. The hilt involves a cup to protect Akane's hand. To counterbalance the length of the weapon is the pommel. The entire hilt is coated in rose gold.
Shikai Appearance Dionaea's Shikai is as bright and colorful as he is with shades of red and gold.The blade shortens to 37 inches and becomes an inch thick; coated in a beautiful shine of gold melting into red closer to the hilt. Upon closer inspection, Dionaea's blade has thin grooves designed into it starting from the base of the blade. Akane's right index finger will be positioned around the base forcing her to cut into the blade to unlock Dionaea's Shikai abilities. The hilt is now a swept hilt of the Italian fashion with red metal. Three gold medal strands enclose around Akane's right hand preventing her from dropping the rapier. The strands circle upwards at the blade and come together to form three closed Venus' flytrap flowers. When Akane activates Dionaea's second Shikai ability, the flower will bloom into five white petals with fifteen stems topped by anthers, and a stigma in the center.
Shikai Release "Crunch, Dionaea!"
Dionaea's First Shikai Ability Dionaea alters Akane's blood by making it acidic when it exits her body. Akane slices her index finger along the blade, and Dionaea immediately begins to transfer the blood evenly within the blade. Whenever the blade makes contact with an object or person, the acidic blood starts dissolving at whatever it touches. While one cut may not even cause death depending on the impact area, the more times Dionaea makes contact with the object or person, the acid hastens and strengthens. Akane and Dionaea train to make the acidic blood more potent so it would require less in the future in prolonged battles.
Dionaea's Hidden Shikai Ability Dionaea isn't about to let Akane off easily when borrowing his abilities. The unfortunate side effect of Akane releasing Dionaea's Shikai is his influence. Dionaea craves for Akane to 'let go,' and does so through this effect.
Zero to Five Minutes: Akane's desire to cut up her enemy, and persisting increases.
Five to Ten Minutes: Akane's body will begin to heat up, and her personality begins to shift. The cravings for flesh will begin. A light blush will decorate her cheeks. Her actions begin to become reckless, and instead of attacking with her zanpakutō, she'll try to bite them.
Ten to Fifteen Minutes: Akane's eyes begin to shift to a green hue as Dionaea's personality begins to leak through. If the enemy is a Hollow, she'll question whether it's safe to consume its flesh, but will conclude that it would taste like ash, and kill it. When required to take down a Shinigami, however, Akane will chase her prey. Then, she will eat them. It's only after the act does Akane come back to her senses, but Dionaea makes it known it's because he wants it so.
Fifteen Minutes+: Akane has not extended the fifteen-minute mark without consuming her meal. She theorizes that she will surrender to her basic human needs, and cannot be reasoned with. Akane works to lengthen her sanity within the Shikai's side effect so as to not go crazy.
Bankai Hasn't learned Bankai.
When Akane first saw Dionaea, she saw his hair - crimson red mimicking spilled blood the way it cascaded around him and poured unto the ground. At the time, his mouth was closed, and she took in his appearance at leisure. He stood an inch taller than her, but with the heels added an extra four. His bangs were short and brushed away from his face. Lime green eyes stare in amusement with a pair of scarlet framed glasses perched midway down his pointed nose that served no actual purpose. Dionaea's light skin is clear of any scars and markings; or, at least what could be seen as the only skin revealed was his neck and face.
Strangely (or not given his zanpakutō shape) is of European fashion. A white button-up shirt, crisp and clean, with a red-and-white strip piece of fabric tied into a loose bow at the front of his neck. The buttoned dark vest matches his trousers, ankle boots, and gloves. To complete the entire apparel was the red coat hanging off his shoulders. Dionaea appearance is impeccable and bringing up thoughts of what he looked like beneath the fabric.
Dionaea is the icon of beauty, Akane thought at the time, until the zanpakutō smiled. Dionaea's teeth were sharp like a shark's.
When you first talk to Dionaea, it's easy to become unguarded. He offers tea, scented with something wonderful that puts an ease to your mind. His smile is closed-lip, and you don't notice when he drinks his tea that he turns away just so you can't see his teeth. He asks simple questions, prompting you to disclose information about yourself - friends, family, ambitions, the normal trivia. He listens, offering advice, and you feel like you can overcome those silly challenges that prevented you from doing so before. But, that's all a distraction. Dionaea reveals his true nature when he wraps his vines around you and smiles. In truth, he's going to eat you because Dionaea enjoys the taste of flesh.
Dionaea believes death is the ultimate beauty. The fine moment when life and death meet in a dual to see which aspect will win is his favorite play (next to romantic tragedies). Because of his... unique perspective of death, he dislikes anyone who butchers through their victims. Messy crime scenes such as low-level Hollows leave behind grind on Dionaea's nerves and forgoes the usual aesthetics to get rid of the enemy.
Despite his vicious nature, Dionaea wants Akane to be worthy of wielding him so he imposes ridiculous tasks to see how far she'll go. From learning how to wear heels in combat settings to sitting in a room waiting for a fly to land in her hand, Dionaea tries to teach her patience. Sometimes the tasks are nonsense such as watching plays, but the end goal is for Akane to be less hot-headed. Though he's a predator, he doesn't want to end up as someone else's meal or joke. Dionaea cautions Akane becoming friends with people, and if he feels they will not benefit her, he'll whisper his yearning to eat them.
Dionaea is Akane's reflection suppressed desires and rebellious nature. Since becoming a Desrosiers, Akane followed strict rules.
Akane's inner world is an endless field of half-bloomed roses with the sun overhead trying to roast the ground. There are small paths that lead to wherever Dionaea decides to laze that moment. There is one large wooden gazebo in the center of the field.
Akane abhors hatred for the nobles, and it reflects the intensity of the sun's heat. Unfortunately, her roses cannot stand the rising temperature and die leaving plenty of room for Dionaea's venus fly traps
Born in District 76, Akane grew up on the streets much like the other orphans. A short girl with a shorter temper, Akane was a wild child who stole from anyone, she used her speed to her advantage until she got caught by the woman whom she would affectionally call Mama Yuri. A healer in District 64, Mama Yuri took care of the sick and wounded. Her partner, Mother Maylis, aided the mothers and children. Akane tried to steal some medicine but was caught by Mama Yuri. In exchange for the medicine, Akane was to work at their clinic for two weeks as payment.Five months passed, Akane is adopted from the couple and takes on their surname. Mother Maylis begins teaching Akanekidō to help at the clinic.
Years later, Akane has more control over herkidō. A blooming young woman, by day she heals the injured and helps her parents, and by night she's traveling across District 64 searching for anyone causing trouble.One night, she happens upon a three-man Shinigami patrol battling a spider-like Hollow on the District's edge. Unfortunately for the Shinigami, they were losing due to the Hollow's eyes keeping track. Developing a risky plan, Akane uses her speed to leap onto the Hollow from behind and take out one of its eyes with a small knife. Leaping off the screaming Hollow to be in front of it, Akane uses the time to conquer up #4 Byakurai against it. While the effect of herkidō had little effect on the Hollow due to the instability of the spirit energy, the Shinigami take the opportunity to slay the beast. Akane faints from exhaustion.
Next time Akane wakes up, her Mother is hugging her, thankful she's alive, but not before Mama can wack the daughter across the head for charging towards a Hollow, but, thankful none-the-less for saving the Shinigami who had left after explaining the situation.
"Well, if ya gonna go fightin' Hollows then ya might as well become a Shinigami," Mama stated. "Least get paid for killin' 'em."
For the next year, Akane begins studying and training to enroll in Shin'ō Academy. When the day comes, Akane gets so nervous she vomits behind the bushes before entering the magnificent compound. The first time she takes the test, she fails by one point. Angry, she takes out her frustration on clearing the district of misfit people making it for the next few months the safest district. The next time Akane takes the test, she doesn't get sick and passes the exam. Later that year, Akane heads off to to the Academy, in hopes of becoming a Shinigami to protect her family.
Rise to Power
The beginning years at the Academy were difficult to be expected, but Akane kept her chin up. Though she wasn't in the Advance placement, she excelled atkidō and hohō. While she averaged in hakuda, her lowest grade was in zanjutsu. Thankfully, there was a supply of idiots retorting about Rukongai students, and Akane made sure to show them what Rukongai kids were made of often resulting in her being punished for disturbing class.
During Tova's destruction, Akane abandoned her post to not-quite shunpo to her home. There, she discovered her district partially destroyed by the cero; Mother Maylis among the many deaths due to the collapse of a building when she went to rescue an elderly couple. (add more history)
Since her Mother's death, the relationship between Mama and Akane became tense. Both arbored their anger towards Arrancars, but neither would speak of it. Mama rebuilds her clinic and continued caring for the people while Akane drowned in her duties.
During a mission to patrol District 74, Akane's squad come across a Hollow eating a Rukongai citizen. During the attack, the Hollow snatched one of the Shinigami and snapped them in half with one bite. This was the first time Akane saw the insides of another person, and that's when the whispers began.
Doesn't he look yummy?
"No... no, it doesn't."
Of course, it does. Look at that delicious juice drip out of him. Look at all that meat. An ugly death, but it's an ugly creature so it can't help.
"Are you my zanpakutō?"
Of course, I am silly girl. Now, if you be so kind as to take a bite of that man's meat I'll tell you my name.
"I won't do it. I won't eat him."
Then I guess you'll die.
"I won't eat him! "
[Akane mentions the persistent need to eat meat]
When Akane meets Dionaea the first time in her inner world, he tries to kill her.
During her time at the Academy, Akane learns her Shikai when she eats the flesh of her fellow Shinigami.
Call to Action
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine