Name: Captain Zouyen Shinden
Age: (physical age = 24) actual age = 820
Eye color: bright teal
Class: Top class soul reaper captain
Hair color: Black (topknot with bangs)
Race: Shinigami (Soul Reaper Captain)
Zonpaktou: Purazuma Ryuu (Plasma Dragon)
Ability: Purazuma Ryuu is the plasma dragon zonpaktou, taking the shape of a Japanese katana. Purazuma Ryuu Becomes immersed in an intense light when captain Shinden takes the blade out of it's sheath. the light that surrounds the blade is pure hot plasma energy that also reflects Captain Shinden's own spiritual energy. The power and ability of the zonpaktou is comprised of many millennia of fallen soul reapers in history. channeled together in a single zonpaktou. Said to be one of the most powerful zonpaktou in history, Purazuma Ryuu is said to be capable of destroying the entire soul society if pushed past a certain level. Wielding such a infamously powerful zonpaktou, requires an unheard of amount of spiritual energy, only capable of being wielded by Captain Zouyen. He wears his sword to the right as that of a true samurai.
Shinkai: The blade it's self becomes wrapped in a sheet of hot plasma. in combat, the extremely bright, white light and the immense heat from the released energy of the zonpaktou cause all that surrounds the wielder to become affected by the heat or blinded by the light. While this happens to all that surrounds it (friend or foe) Captain Zouyen Shinden is completely unaffected because the owner of the sword is immune. If making contact with an enemy, not only will the zonpaktou cut the enemy, but it will burn them with the plasma energy as well.
Utterances= " BLAZE! PURAZUMA RYUU!", SHINE! PURAZUMA RYUU! , LIGHT OF THE DRAGON GOD! PURAZUMA RYUU!
Bankai: Said to have be fully released only ONE time in history,
utterance=NOW YOU DIE! SHININGU GENKEISHITSU-RYUUJIN KOKETSU(shining plasma dragon god; jaws of death)
The manifested plasma dragon stowed in the blade is released into a physical plasma dragon. about 96 feet in length, the dragon god surrounds Zouyen and protects him. Circling Captain Shinden at speed-ed pace but with its head staring at the enemy. Zouyen also becomes covered by almost impregnable traditional samurai armor on his body and bearing a shogun's helmet & mask. (white). the zonpaktou (the katana) becomes a long two -handed samurai katana, with a circle on the bottom of the back of the blade with 3 large spikes on it About 4 centimeters away from the tsuba. The attack is the Zouyen slashing his enemy with a white hot energy blast from the blade, then the plasma dragon it's self flying to the enemy and swallowing them. burning them into an ash of nothingness along with anything that surrounds them.
Manifestation:The actual dragon of purazuma ryuu is like a great samurai Master. he is a mentor to captain Shinden. showing experience in old age, the dragon does not joke around. 100% serious in all thing involving Zouyen. he deems zouyen worthy of welding him because many of the soul reapers before him were weak and unskilled. Impressed by Zouyen's dedication and training, he views him as his favorite student.
Personality: Although he sometimes battles with his past. Captain Shinden is a loving, kind hearted young man. Dedicated to his training, he mentures and Tudors many of the students in the soul society. people gain a since of well being moral when under his instruction. He has a sense of humor that can give anyone a smile. he enjoys sushi, practicing kendo & Sharpening his infamously flawless Iaido (samurai sword art), and spends time to time enjoying tea, the females in the soul society seem to take a liking to him because of his charisma and general nature. (he is also one of the only MALE soul reapers to get close to the heart of the captain of squad 2: Soifon) She is his sparring partner, they share common interest, they also eat lunch together from time to time Soifon & Zouyen are very close friends... might even be more than that..
Skills: Renowned samurai when he was alive in the physical world. Now he is the most skilled swordsman in the soul society. He is a master of Japanese Iaido, and hardly ever uses his shinkai, he can easily split a Minos grandee` in half with one stroke of his blade. Zouyen has gone through hundreds of years of training, and fought in the toughest wars learning many things about combat.
Description: 6 feet even, wearing traditional Soul reaper captain haori & hakima, with the captain of squad 9, clean shaven, looking to be about in his early twenties. he has long black hair worn in a topknot with a few bangs loose, and with a green rubber band on the bun, he wears his zonpatou to the right side. (captain zaraki kampachi calls him a "pretty boy" mocking that his graceful disposition doesn't reflect well on him as a captain)
Martial Art Type: Bushido-Budo, Kendo, Kedo, & Mostly Iaido
History: Zouyen was born in the physical world more than 800 years ago. His father was a samurai general in the Japanese army, and his mother stayed at home caring and teaching him. during his time, his mother and father raised him and cared for him dearly. but about around the time he was 7 years old, his mother was killed by a hollow right before his eyes. his father was a warrior, and was in combat for long periods of time. within that same year, zouyen wrote him letters telling him about what happen and how much he missed him and his dear mother. he fended for himself the entire year until his father returned. Young Zouyen and his beloved father embrace and break into tears. After giving his mother a proper burial, he accompanied his father from there on out. He became his moral support and aided him every way he could(Sharpening his Japanese tungsten *tachi* -long sword-, bandaging his wounds, cooking his favorite dishes, ect.). during this time, his father also taught him Iaido and sumiyaka-dageki-kiru (speed ,strike , kill) until he surpassed his father with his natural skill. As the years past and Zouyen became older, he accompanied his father in many wars, helping him and his clan gain victory time and time again until he became surrounded by the enemy warlord's personal army. Zouyen and his father fought back to back against hordes of soldiers, but they sustained injuries as well. at a point in the battle where him and his father were cut badly and injured, his father thought about surrendering, but Zouyen quickly screamed "IF IM GOING TO DIE! IM GOING TO DIE A SAMURAI!!". with that utterance he lifted his father's spirits and the two of them kept on fighting until the entire battle ground was covered in the bodies & blood of the warlord's men. with one final swoop, Zouyen's father killed the warlord with his mighty sword. after returning it to it's sheath, he glanced over and saw that his son was kneeling on the ground (leaning against his sword while the tip of the blade was shoved into the ground.) his father said to him, "we have one my son, now our land is free", but Zouyen uttered to him as his his father approached him saying "I'm so happy.... if only mother could be he to see that we live in a free land now. I know she is in the heavans watching us and rejoicing" after that utterence he collapsed. his father say that he was bleeding too much and had many injurys from the battle, he began to tear up and as zouyen told him how much he loved fighting along side him and slowly closed his eyes in death. with tears running down his cheeks, Zouyen's father preyed a last prayer for his fallen son, with long heart felt "Namu". then his last words to him:
"Now you can rest your soul my son, may you keep the spirit of the samurai even in the after life"
Zouyen's spiritual pressure was watched by Old man Yamamoto once he passed on into the soul society. Yamamoto personally requested a meeting with him, after they met, Yamamoto told Zouyen about what made him different, and gave him the opportunity to stay in the soul society, live among the other soul reapers, learn, and teach his art to the prospects. he accepted. but first he had to go through everything the other prospects had to go through (learn kido, hado, his bankai, shikai, ect) everyone noticed that Zouyen excelled far better and faster than all other begining soul reapers in his class. once it was time, Old man yamamoto gave him a tachi katana the was very similar to the one Zouyen's father weilded, and gave him instructions to go atop a mountin in the and find "the soul of your zonpaktou". On that mountin top layed a giant bolder with a seal on it surrounded by many skeletons. Once Zouyen placed the sword against the bolder, a giant dragon split the bolder in half and came flying out of it. the dragon came to call itself Purazuma Ryuu, then it casted itself into Zouyen's blade. now his sword is a zonpaktou. opon returing to the soul society, yamamoto informed him apon the history of his mighty zonpaktou, noticing that all other that try to hold the dragon were killed by it's power, but Zouyen's spiritual energy was more than enough to hold its power.
with that, Yamamoto said to him: "Welcome to the Gotei 13 court gard squads... Captian Shinden"
(*Gotei 14* in my version)
(yes, Zouyen being a full fledged samurai soul reaper captain, he is a HELL of alot more powerful than Byakuya Kuchiki)