Satoshi Tsukami

Captain of the 2nd Division (Stealth Operations; Fast Attack)
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Name: Satoshi Tsukami (last name, first name; Sharp, Jonathan)

Aliases: Unlit Assassin; The Shadow Cast by Shadows

Physical Appearance: Hair is dark brown, almost black; kept cropped close to head. Eyes are dark brown. Build is very fit "average"; neither unusually slim, nor unusually large. Skin lightly tanned. Close-cropped goatee/mustache (same color as other hair). 6'4" tall, 225 lb.

Personality: No nonsense. Tsukami is all business when he's in the office or out in the field. The few who know him well enough to be around him in "off hours" knows that he does relax somewhat. He does not tolerate fools well. Those who are competent, and merely display attitudes that chafe at his (such as some fellow captains) are given respect according to their station and ability. Tsukami is able to mostly separate personal feelings from professional assessment.

One quirk is that Captain Satoshi almost never wears his formal white haori, even to captain's meetings. He says it ruins his stealth. He has a black haori that is essentially a reverse of the normal colors. It's double-sided, so he can flip it so that it's pure black, for even greater stealth.

His other professional quirk is planning. Captain Tsukami is constantly gathering intel and formulating plans for any contingency that comes to his or his subordinates' mind. This includes trying to plan for defection scenarios of any and all members of the Gotei 13. The other captains are aware that he's making said plans, but not the precise content of said plans. Tsukami encourages the other captains to be prepared to fight him if he for some reason goes rogue, or is somehow compromised by a foreign controlling agent (read: mind control).

Satoshi has some pastimes. He enjoys a large variety of novels (though not the dirty kind), and can sometimes be found in odd places reading quietly. He enjoys a multitude of strategic games, and actually hosts occasional tournaments. Secretly, he actually enjoys the occasional fight or spar, especially if it's an unarmed fight. Satoshi enjoys pushing his limits, and finds that due to his shikai, fighting unarmed helps him even while his sword is sealed.

Reiatsu: DimGray

Zanpaktou Name: Kurai Kishi (Dark Knight)

Zanpaktou Spirit:Kurai Kishi manifests as a man in an armored suit, designed to look like a bat. He is even more serious than Satoshi, with none of his wielder's humor. They share a similar desire to protect people and fight back the darkness of the Hollows, though.

Unreleased/Sealed Form: Plain black sword, dark grey handle/guard, straight blade, about 3.5 feet total length or so (in other words, a "ninjato", but I'm not sure if that's an actual blade name).

Unreleased Outfit: Simple black stealthy clothes (basically this, which in turn seems to be this minus armor plates), with sword/scabbard worn on back. Recently added a belt with many small pouches. These pouches contain various little tricks that Satoshi is starting to use, such as numbing agents, sedatives, irritating agents, and so on. This belt stays through Shikai and Bankai forms. Satoshi recently added a long black scarf wrapped around his neck; this scarf is almost identical to that worn by his deceased Vice-Captain, Yen. He does not cover his mouth with it, but it is otherwise the same. The scarf stays through shikai and bankai.

Unreleased abilities:

Protection: Satoshi can take 3-4 regular balas from an arrancar without any real trouble. If they are notably stronger than the average, he still has to dodge or some such.

Physical strength/attack power:Satoshi is capable of slicing through a tree trunk of average density/hardness and of 3 feet in diameter. Punches will cause major damage to the trunk.

Speed:Satoshi is capable of speeds up to Mach 1.5. He can leave up to 2 fairly solid afterimages as distractions, but they last only 5 seconds at the maximum

Shikai:

Release Command: Kanaku wo odojitsukero (Terrify the wicked people)

Form: Sword disappears. From neck down, body now covered in segmented, modern looking body armor. It looks somewhat like this, minus the headpiece, belt, or any obvious bat-symbols and such. Double-row of gauntlet blades remain. No cape. Arm blades can be fired off, albeit with a relatively short range (blades return via "teleportation").
Primary function of this form is a roughly threefold increase in speed, physical striking power, and protection from damage.

Protection:Satoshi can now take an average strength Cero blast with no real ill effects. However, he needs a moment before he can do so again; too many in a row will overwhelm his defenses.

Physical strength/attack power:Satoshi's punches can break boulders up to 6 feet in diameter. Redwood trees can be felled with one punch as well.

Speed:Up to Mach 5. Satoshi is now capable of 6 solid afterimages, for up to 15 seconds.

(Intent is for user to engage in "unarmed" (in a looser sense of the word than normal) form of combat.)

Bankai: Susuru Kirai Kishi (Avenging Dark Knight)

Armor transforms into form-fitting plate armor (like this, minus the helmet, with the bat symbol in the middle smoothed out into a simple oval piece of armor. Also, the entirety of the armor, cape, and sword is black.). Head still uncovered. Arm blades still present. Cape now present, flat black coloration (along with the rest of the suit). Sword reappears, albeit in European hand-and-a-half form (still all black).

Strength tripled from shikai levels. Speed doubles from previous levels. Resistance to injury quadruples.

Protection:Satoshi's armor now shrugs off all but the strongest blows and blasts. Only the strongest melee users, highest levels ceros, or some attack that bypasses a direct attack really affect him.

Physical strength/attack power:Satoshi can now slice through most any building, and easily harm all but the strongest hierros.

Speed:Satoshi's speed increases to a total capability of Mach 10. He can leave 12 images, for 30 seconds.

Arm blades still fire, same levels of range/damage/function.

Vizard Mask and Abilities:
Satoshi recently acquired a Vizard mask, and managed to thoroughly tame his inner hollow. It manifests as a sort of helmet, with a 3-section "mouthpiece" in white, with the rest in black. Near the back are two ear-like spikes. (The helmet from this armor, but colored as stated above.) Satoshi's eyes glow red from within the mask. If someone could see his eyes without the mask, the sclera would be black, with red irises.

It currently serves to roughly double his given abilities at any one stage. As well, it gives him a very low level of regeneration; he couldn't regrow an arm in battle, but moderate to shallow cuts heal within a minute or two. Deeper wounds take longer, or outside assistance.

Unreleased Abilities, Mask Active:

Protection:Satoshi can now withstand strong balas, and even some lower-level ceros, without much trouble.

Physical Strength/Attack Power:Satoshi can slice through small amounts of rock; concrete will at least crack under his blows.

Speed:Satoshi is now capable of up to Mach 3, as well as 4 images for 10 seconds.

Shikai Abilities, Mask Active:

Protection:Satoshi can now withstand most any bala, and decent strength ceros, without much trouble.

Physical Strength/Attack Power:Satoshi can slice through rock, metal, or concrete. Buildings won't stand long against his assault.

Speed:Satoshi is now capable of up to Mach 10. He can leave 12 images, for 30 seconds.

Bankai Abilities, Mask Active:

Protection:Satoshi can now withstand most anything. Only incredibly powerful attacks can easily pierce his armor. Repeated strong attacks can still wear him down, and indirect attacks could conceivably get through. Something like Yen's Bankai might be able to get around his armor, as well.

Physical Strength/Attack Power:Satoshi can slice through most anything. Buildings are nothing. Only the hardest of metals, hierros, and the like can stand to his mighty blows.

Speed:Satoshi is now capable of up to Mach 20. He can leave 24 images, for 60 seconds.

Satoshi is also capable of Bala and Cero.
His balas are extremely fast, as he can pump his arms to fire them at supersonic speeds. However, they're only twice as strong as his arm blades; most enemies won't get more than scratched by them They are, however, bright and annoying.
His cero is roughly average in strength. Anyone specializing in cero could overpower his, but they'll do damage to weaker enemies.
Typically, Satoshi uses bala or cero either to distract, or as a last resort.

The final, and most unusual, ability granted by his mask is flight. Specifically, his cape in bankai is transformed into a pair of bat-like wings. This allows Satoshi to fly and hover in the air, even where one is not able to normally do so (such as the Seireitei). It's also less draining of energy than the already negligible method of standing on air. Satoshi's full speed is available to him in flight. This ability is only available to him in bankai, with his mask active.

Resurrección Vizard Form:
Reiatsu: BLACK (Looks like dark black light, a black the color of a clear starless night. Feels like it is cold, but the cold of an autumn midnight, biting but invigorating. It rustles, but it's the rustle of natural creatures of the night. All those who feel it feel strangely safe. As if they're being watched, but merely by a protector. One unseen, flitting between shadows. A watchful wraith.)

Release Command: Muchitsujo no Tane wo Make, Houkan Ouji (English:Sow (To Plant) Chaos, Clown Prince)

Description: When Satoshi manifests the Resurrección of his Vizard abilities, the transformation is both more subtle, and more dramatic, than other examples (few as they may be). In this form (whatever his current zanpaktou state is) his skin turns a leathery black texture, his hands sprout wicked talons, and his mask drastically changes. Satoshi's mask actually merges with his face, also turning black. His eyes become burning red pits, and his mouth, though being roughly normal in proportion, is filled with razor-sharp fangs. The spike on his head shorten up and thicken a bit, and his brow ridge becomes slightly heavier. (Essentially this; Video Reference) His voice loses the dual-echo property, and instead drops to a deep grating, almost demonic, growl.

This form does not simply double Satoshi's abilities. His speed increases marginally, but nowhere near the radical increase his initial mask stage grants. His strength and power still boost dramatically. His regeneration kicks into overdrive, leaving him capable of surviving many horrific wounds with no trouble. His senses are sharpened to uncanny degrees, allowing him to detect slight shifts in air indicative of someone who is invisible, for instance. His reiatsu changes from being merely overpowering, with hints of flitting shadows, to a feeling of being alone in the darkness, surrounded by primal beasts, ready to devour you, as they flit about and overhead in the darkness.
His talons and bite deliver a toxin that causes the victim to lapse into a severe laughing fit. Those of weak enough constitution may rupture their diaphragm and die; stronger victims may merely feel very sore afterwards. Either way, it can leave someone vulnerable to attack at a critical moment.

As well, he's much less experienced with this power, causing him to only have 5 minutes of its use. At that point, he reverts to a non-masked state, and requires approximately 1 minute before being able to use his mask, and about 15 more minutes before being able to really achieve this power again.

Unreleased Abilities, Resurrección Vizard Mask Active: No change to Satoshi's outfit; only his body changes.
Protection: Satoshi can now withstand most any bala, and decent strength ceros, without much trouble.
Physical Strength/Attack Power: Satoshi can slice through rock, metal, or concrete. Buildings won't stand long against his assault.
Speed: Satoshi is now capable of up to Mach 4, as well as 5 images for 11 seconds.

Shikai Abilities, Mask Active: The armor he wears seems to partly meld with his skin, giving the armor a leathery texture, whilst simultaneously increasing his overall power. His armblades become wickedly serrated, which carries over into his bankai. Their damage doubles, and the speed at which they fly triples.
Protection: Satoshi can now withstand most anything. Only incredibly powerful attacks can easily pierce his armor. Repeated strong attacks can still wear him down, and indirect attacks could conceivably get through. Something like Yen's Bankai might be able to get around his armor, as well.
Physical Strength/Attack Power: Satoshi can slice through most anything. Buildings are nothing. Only the hardest of metals, hierros, and the like can stand to his mighty blows.
Speed: Satoshi is now capable of up to Mach 11. He can leave 14 images, for 40 seconds.

Bankai Abilities, Mask Active: At this point, his armor and skin essentially merge, becoming a strange layer of thick leathery plates, with no loss in their protective value. As well, his sword changes to a simple black falchion, perfect for chopping his enemies to bits.
Protection: Satoshi has become a juggernaut, nigh impossible to stop. Between his incredible durability, and his greatly enhanced regeneration, it would fall to perhaps a half-dozen indviduals to have enough raw power to truly give him pause (Faction Leaders, Marro, Shirubaru, Takeshi, perhaps a couple more).
Physical Strength/Attack Power: Satoshi's blows could shake the earth. His power is nigh unprecendented. Most foes would likely simply disintegrate on impact
Speed: Satoshi is now capable of up to Mach 25. He can leave 30 images, for 75 seconds.

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