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Posted: Jul 15 2014, 04:10 AM
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Raven Sanosuke Shinigami
PersonalitySerious- Always calm, always focused, always serious when the time needs for it. When fighting, this is the persona she will always have on, guaranteed. Her calm and serious demeanor is the most dominant and first trait that almost everyone around her will see. She usually stays relatively silent at first glance, always walking, sitting, eating, and working alone. It is unknown even to her if this is because of her age or if it's from the past experiences that she has to call her history. She barely shows emotions to anyone but close friends, which these types of people in her life are Rare. As thus, emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger and so forth are rare to many and if witnessed for the first time can be a jaw-dropping experience. Despite this outwardly defense for her own safety along with others well being, it surely does not mean she is stone, rather she is merely hard to make a friend. She shows sadness when something upsets her, she smiles when something pleases her and makes her feel lighter inside. She scowls and growls at those who anger her or piss her off, and she can be surprised or be in aw. Though she usually does try to walk with an average pale expression of dull eyes, a lax smile, and not have a single vein or crease not meant to be there.
Mysterious- Raven is one to stay on the down low of things, keeping quite and listening, if she does listen. She tries not to get to close to those around her, and has her own laws of what can and can not be spoken. Emotions are the first things. She tries her hardest to conceal those she develops a crush on, and those friends. She tries to push them farther away, to keep her enemies closer then her friends. Despite her looks, and the nicknames that followed her from those who lived and encountered her, she is kind and merely wishes for the safety. If those people who got close to her encountered bad luck, it would of course have been her own fault. As such she keeps her emotions hidden from becoming the subject of a conversation. She hides herself to save herself. She protects her information from others, to save others. She is a truly mysterious person to those not close to her, unintentionally of course.
Cautious- Her eyes are like that of a bird, be it a Hawk, her eyes are always open and aware of her surroundings. The worst thing to do at anytime is to wander into either a trap, an unknown territory, or both simultaneously. The world is full of twists and turns with a surprise around each corner of those turns. To be unaware of your surroundings or body is almost the same as Suicide. As thus Cautious is always better, she likes to keep her eyes open, but that doesn't mean she does as she sees. Not only in fighting though is it used by Raven, no, everyday she uses the utmost caution, when dealing with other people, when talking, when shopping, any way to avoid the oil slick in the road. Even her friends and those she uses to help her achieve her objectives and goals could be in trouble if she does not take caution of what she both says and does. As thus this contributes greatly to her mysterious nature.
Reckless- Being cautious is one thing, abiding by it is another. The most major feature of Raven is being reckless. She can always be seen running instead of walking, driving without paying attention, and she is overall reckless. Bumping into people is second nature to the girl, especially when in public, but she always pays no true heed to the events. She over thinks things, and runs head-on into her problems without thinking, which contradicts her cautious lifestyle in which she says she lives by.
The Saint- Raven, despite hiding from many and being serious and mysterious, cautious to get to know many people, she does it all for them. She has a good heart and only does what she feels is right for those around her. She follows the laws of whatever city she is in to an extent, and will always fight for the better good, despite how bad she does look. Though this way is the way she herself believes to be good which will always conflict with others. Good and Evil or Right and Wrong are never black and white. There are the many shades of grey that always change the opinions of one being. Crimes should only be committed to preserve life, if the poor need money and that is the only way to gain a way of living. The money that Raven earns from doing her job goes towards her own life preservation and the remainder is donated to help those who truly need it.
The Sinner- Raven is just like everyone else though. She has her fair shares of the seven deadly sins. She grows Envious of certain aspects. Not much greedy or lustful though as she attempts to keep these down. The one thing she has most of is Pride. She is not terrible but her pride is much like the blade that is at her throat and other throats as well. She hates to look weak. She hates being outdone. She tried hard to compose herself and throw the pride away, but as they say, Pride is the strongest sin. She does take her jobs to some heights to show she is better. The Sinner lays within each and every person, how they deal with it and help others is the only difference.
Humorous- Despite being a mysterious figure and a serious fighter, Raven is far from a stone, she likes to have fun, to relax and hang with those she calls friends. Those who pass the trials of her personality and make it to this position of a friend get to experience the lighter side of Raven. No matter what one says, everyone, no matter who you may be, needs a friend. Friends are those whom you trust even more then your superiors. They are the source of happiness in most everyday life. She values those she calls friends and will spend much time with them. Laughing and having a good time. She can not bring herself to betray those close to her. Betrayal is a hard part of her life and a natural one. Raven knows those who get close to her have a good chance of betraying her, that is a risk she will however be willing to take. if they do betray her she will deal with them mercilessly before harm can be done by it. if a reason suffices mercy could be given.
AppearanceAh, the lovely Raven. A work of art among the Shinigami race. This girl’s beauty stems from the mother’s side of the family. Raven, just like many other females, has always held perfect skin. Rather it is completion or softness this skin is always healthy. Generally no matter what she eats Raven will never gain a pimple. Even cuts heal oddly fast as if they were never there. Her body is healthy to the point she can fight off sickness more so than others. But this comes from taking care of her body for so many generations. Raven’s skin is very tanned. It is not super dark but more than light chocolate. One could call it average. For her chest it is small-ish to her but she still has growing room. Her hair? Oh, those strands are always taken care of. It is like touching silk and oddly it always gives off the scent of ashes or burning even if she washed her hair the previous night nor been around the scent at all. Raven's hair is also unique. Her hair is blue. Blue with two red streaks of highlights. No telling if she was born that way or if it changed once she became a Shinigami.
BiographyRaven's life was very dull to begin with. Her parents were both citizens of Rukongai, never taking interest in the Seireitei but instead lived an average, boring life. Raven was born on October 25; close to Halloween. After a harsh divorce, her father left the family, leaving an angry mother and two confused children, one being Raven's older brother. Her mother favored and spoiled her talented brother, and often neglected Raven. Because of this, Raven grew up as a hard, nearly heartless person who was forced to fend for herself. Despite her boring home life, Raven had quite a large amount of Reiatsu and was noticed by Shinigami quite often.
For five long years, Raven was neglected and felt like she was unwanted in her family. Her life was dull, cold and empty. It almost seemed like a relief when she got turned around and horribly lost while running errands. For two straight days, she had nothing to eat or drink but dirty water in the small stream she followed in hopes of finding someone to help her. Finally, her legs sluggish from lack of nutrition, Raven fell into the stream, exhausted. When she woke, she was in District 40 and in a stranger's home. The name of her savior was Maya, woman with a kind heart and an easy smile. After finding out what happened to her, Maya immediately took Raven in. From then on, the two were inseparable. Maya was like the mother that Raven never had.
For twenty years, Raven helped Maya out with her herb shop, and Maya in return helped Raven out from her timid and shy shell and taught her to be confident, sure of herself, and turned her into the person she is now. But then odd things started happening in Western Rukongai. Fires and intense heat waves were spreading through the area, burning everything in their paths and devastating the landscape. As the flames came nearer and nearer to District 40, more problems erupted everywhere. People were evacuating the area because they didn't want to risk getting burned alive. There was less and less food in the markets everyday. Crops and trees were burned to ash. Maya was in distress because of her destroyed herb garden, but Raven couldn't have been happier. She loved the warmth and fire, after all.
Then, the dream came. In the dream, she couldn't see anything, but she felt everything. The wind in her hair, the feeling of falling endlessly and an incredible warmth coursing through her; she felt it all. And then there was a voice. "Who am I, you ask? Why, I'm you, of course." Desperately, Raven tried to open her eyes, but they felt like they were glued shut. She took a step forward, arms outstretched. And then she woke up. When she opened her eyes, she couldn't believe what she saw. Or rather, what she couldn't see. Everything was dark; it was night time, after all. She felt something heavy on her leg, and her lungs were on fire. Debris and ash floated in the air, choking her and burning her eyes. After what seemed like hours but was only a few seconds, her eyes began to focus. Her house had burned down; collapsed and what was left of it surrounded her.
And then there was a man pulling her out from under the rubble; her savior. "Are you dumb?!" the man shouted at her. Raven stared at him in awe. "Your house just got destroyed by a fire, and you're just gonna sit there like an idiot? Why didn't you call for help earlier?!" The man had red and black demon looking eyes and black hair. Raven eyed the man's sword wearily. A Shinigami? The man grabbed her by the shoulders, stared her right in the eye, and gave her an accusing glare. "It was you," he dragged Raven up by the collar of her shirt, "You're the reason for all of these fires and heat waves. I can feel your Reiatsu." Shocked, Raven pushed the man away. It wasn't a huge blame on her. There was a full blown civil war going on now so it couldn't have been her fault. At least that's what she kept telling herself.
Before Raven could ask him any questions, he introduced himself as Hajime and invited her to fight along side him and the noble family he served in the civil war. He told her that her destructive capabilities would prove useful. Haj even tried to corrupt Raven's now saint-like qualities to a degree and use her solely as a weapon of mass destruction. He presented her with a blade and helped train her. It wasn't long before she was able to harness her Shikai to it's full potential. It was rough and quite painful but the rigorous training paid off in the end.
Raven began having strange dreams again... Suddenly, she was falling again, and everything was still very dark. The only difference from her dream in Rukongai was that the heat was much, much more intense. Then, there was a voice. "Say my name, Raven." Desperately, Raven reached a hand out, seeking the voice. She asked for a hint; she got a laugh in return. "You know it. Deep in your soul. And open your eyes, for God's sake." She opened them and laughed. This whole time, Raven had thought that she'd been falling endlessly when in fact, she had been flying. Exhilarated, she looked around her. She was flying in a crystal blue sky, clear of clouds. Laughing, she threw her hands up in the air and smiled widely. "Turn around," the voice said. So she did. And then her grin disappeared completely.
Behind her was a flame brighter and stronger than any she had ever seen. Jaws dropped, she asked wildly, "What do I do? What do you want me to do?!" But there was no reply. And then there was that feeling. It told her everything, even though there was no sound from it. She knew what she had to do. Quickly, she made her way towards the flame, took a deep breath, and threw herself into it. Closing her eyes, Raven let herself sit in the flames.. but she didn't feel like she was burning or disintegrating or anything. She threw her arms out, feeling for something - anything -, and felt something cold fall into her hands. And then there was a whisper; a whisper of a name.
"Seika!" Raven yelled, slashing the air with the object in her hands. Immediately, the flame decomposed and faded away, leaving Raven alone in the calm blue sky. "Open your eyes," the voice said. Raven opened her eyes only to gaze into eyes that mirrored her own, shining brightly. "I knew you could do it," Seika said, smiling.
Hajime and Raven trained together in private for years and eventually grew very fond of each other. They both progressed at the same rate, mastering their zanpakuto and realizing how complete opposite they were. Fire and Ice. Once the Central 46 and Gotei 13 were formed, Raven decided to join their efforts as the 9th Division Captain. As a Captain, she was one of the most formidable in the soul society, in charge of security. Raven's first lieutenant, Ikkuto as hand-picked by her from the family she previously served. About a month later, there was an attack on Earth while all the other captain were away infiltrating Hueco Mundo. Raven and Ikkuto were on the scene right away. Hajime wasn't too far behind since he refused to leave Raven's side and sought to keep her safe from harm.
The fight went on for what seemed like forever. It was a large group of individuals that rallied together. They fought against foes whom were called a Bounts as well as an Espada who were working side by site to try and destroy the Gotei 13 forces. Using her newly acquired Bankai, Raven completely obliterated the opposing Bounts. however, Ikkuto, whom was trying to save Raven's life from a Cero being fired from behind her, was murdered in the process. Raven, too distraught by the death of her Lieutenant was thrown through a garganta opened by an Espada, falling into Las Noches...
While in Las Noches, Raven became a prisoner of the Primera.. the Primera used her zanpakuto to purify himself.. leaving Raven with the opportunity to escape. She took her chance and used it wisely after retrieving her blade finally.
Finally making it back to Soul Society, Raven discovered that the Captain Commander Aquila had gone missing during the battle, leaving only her haori and a journal behind for her. Not only that but Haj had been charged with the murder of another Captain. He pleaded that it was only an act of self-defense but Central 46 banished him from the Seireitei. They came to the conclusion that due to Raven’s skills in combat and education under the former Captain Commander that she was the most fit to replace Aquila. Raven took the promotion and saw to it that Hajime left the Seireitei, choosing duty and obligation above a relationship with him.
Raven ran the Gotei smoothly as the Captain Commander up until half of the Captain's split off and became "Reapers" with plans to overthrow Central 46 and take control. The Reapers were stationed in the Weatern areas of the Soul society and lived peacefully for the most part. For ten years, a cold war between the Shinigami and Reapers raged on while an organization known as Qulin began showing activity around the globe in small scales. Because of this, Raven and Zanmato came to an agreement to have a ceasefire between Reaper and Shinigami so they could assess the threat.
After the ceasefire was set in motion, Hajime returned to the Soul Society and sought out Raven regarding information about the Qulin and what their motives were. Raven, of course was ready to lay down her life to protect the Gotei.
It wasn't long before Quiln came and attacked the Soul Society with an army of mostly Bounts. Soul Sapping pillars were placed around the Soul Society, essentially weakening the Shinigami and giving the Qulin the upper hand. While a lot of the Captain's died, many bounts were killed as well. Raven personally sought out their leader and faced him on her own and the Qulin leader himself perished at her hands.
After the Qulin leader was killed, it was revealed that the Central 46 were the ones who hired the Qulin to slaughter the reapers. Once the Central 46 was uprooted, the Gotei changed and was reduced to only eight divisions. The Reapers returned to fill the ranks and the Gotei once again lived in peace... or so they thought.
Posted: Oct 13 2015, 12:32 PM
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Raven Sanosuke Shinigami
The 28 3/4" blade is forged of a unique "Fiery Inferno" steel which accentuates the black oxidized carbon steel with a secret element that gives it the brilliant fiery orange-red pattern.
The handle is wrapped in genuine ray skin and dyed cotton cord using the traditional Japanese sword handle wrapping method. Flames erupt from the handle to create a distinct tsuba that alludes to the fiery inferno steel of the blade. This sword also includes a piano black, high gloss lacquered wooden scabbard with a matching cord wrap. Overall Length: 40 1/4"
Spirit appearance: Seika is the mirror image of Raven herself, matching her height and body proportions identically. Her hair is a darker shade, more navy than blue, and skin a sickly pale color. She wears the opposing colored Shinigami attire, but often finds herself removed of the outer robes. Aside from those minute changes, their appearances are pretty much shared thereafter.
Inner world: Imagine a dark city. The sun will never shine and gives no hope of such. It's completely deserted, destroyed. Cars overturned, buildings burnt down. No grass, no leaves on the trees, just destruction and darkness. On the outskirts of the city is a river that separates the city from a tall mountain.
Type: Elemental (Fire)
Aggressive spikes line the over sized and blackened 440 Stainless Steel blade. All metal construction with black leather wrapped handle. Includes free wall display plaque. Each spike features a 4 1/2 in. edge."
Name: Hi no Hashira
Name: Kasai Shunpo
Name: Kanetsu sa reta Burēdo
Name: Consume (Shōhi Shimasu)
Name: Eternal Flame (Eien no Honō)
Name: Ashes of the Inferno
Name: Ash Generation (Hai Sedai)
Name: Kasai no yoroi
Name: Wrath of the sun goddess
火の実施例:全壊 Hi no jisshi rei: Zenkai (Embodiment of Fire: Complete Destruction)
Raven's Final Bankai essentially allows her to 'fuse' with her zanpakuto. Seika vanishes into flames and seemingly evaporates. Raven is then clothed in a thin, skin tight black armor that is as hard as steel. The armor also covers her eyes, creating a visor but still allows her vision through any smoke she may cause. Her already oddly colored blue hair turns red and has small sparks erupting from the strands.
In this final form, Raven becomes the embodiment of fire, leaking smoke and lava from small cracks in the armor which are 1,165 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature around her raises and anything within a couple feet would easily be overwhelmed with the heat. (ie; objects would melt or burn away. Weaker beings would find her presence unbearable). If Raven is cut or sustains and open wounds, her blood becomes heated. If her blood comes into contact with skin or flesh, it would cause third degree burns.
Ability: By maneuvering the lava, Raven is able to mold it into a 22 inch blade. If swung hard enough, the blade could be used as a whip, granting her some range. (10 feet)