"The Street Samurai of Brazil"Age:
A boy, as girly as he looks like.Appearance:
A somewhat tanned skintone with blue eyes and a smooth, straight black hair that goes a bit down further his waist. His body is somewhat slender, but with the results of rigorous training and some scars that are the consequence of his fighting life. Far from being a body builder, but with some muscle developed - as far as his rather androgynous appearance goes. His clothing consists mostly of a tanktop, a pair of gloves, the common "baggy pants" used by Ninja and a pair of tabi. Hair is always kept in a ponytail, as both as a matter of preference and practicality.History:
Kurenai-Ryu dojo has a bit of history in both Japan and Brazil - formed by descendants of Hanzo Hattori and Kirigakure Saizo, they were nearly extinct by the time that Japan had the Meiji Restoration. However, practitioners who kept the tradition alive spread the ways of the dojo to every country they could. Cue the Japanese mass imigration of 1908 and a few Kurenai Ryu representatives spreading around from the moment they got off the Kasato-Maru.
More than a century later, A certain pretty boy who's been training on the style since childhood managed to make quite a name for himself. Little is known about his origins or his true identity, except he was adopted by the Kurenai Ryu masters and showed a natural talent for it. When he started witnessing a skyrocket in crime rates, at first, he used his knowledge to protect himself. Then, when a former student of the Dojo with a grudge came in, stormed the place and started a smearing campaign on the internet, Chris decided to take matters into his own hands. After taking care of the salty ex-student, he was approached by a livestreamer and offered an interesting proposal: Beating up thugs and nasty mutants known as the "Rakshasa" for the crowds on social media to have something to watch while he could easily clean up the name of his school.
And soon, Eva Roulette got her attention on the "Street Samurai of Brazil" and the large fanbase he earned.Motivations:
His main motivation are the vows to his dojo, and a bit of a personal enjoyment in being a vigilante himself.Sexuality:
He's straight to the point of beating men when they attempt to flirt with him.Likes:
- Reading. His favorite authors are Sun Tzu and Ludwig Von Mises
- Cute animals, like Hamsters, Raccoons and Squirrels.
- Cookies and Coffee
- Guys hitting on him
Pretty chill guy, even though problems come to hit him hard. He's far from being the stoic, arrogant martial arts expert and a compassionate at times. He's not bloodthirsty, even though he loves the thrills of a good fight. He can easily get bored when he has to deal with mundane, slice of life situations where "nothing interesting happens at all".Skills:
He's an agile traceur, able to use online technology with ease and stealth to an extent.Fighting Style:
Kurenai-Ryu is a style of Ninjutsu that was created by the descendants of Hanzo Hattori and Saizo Kirigakure after Ieyasu unified Japan. With the ban of weaponry in the 16th century, only special agents of the Shogunate were able to practice the arts. It faced a decline in the Meiji restoration era, but it returned with full force when Ninja movies became a fad in 1980's.
Kurenai Ryu focuses in taijutsu, mostly in the use of kicks and leg-based grappling to pin down and strike opponents. The strikes focuse on hitting the pressure points that could immobilize enemies or bring them off-balance while grappling is a way to "beat a bunch of bastards using this bastard". Kurenai Ryu ninjas also use a lot of Chi, but instead of shooting, they channel it to enhance their durability and strength, making legs stronger than steel.Weaknesses:
Being a leg-based martial art, expect him to be in a big disadvantage if he can't kick. And Kurenai Ryu is focused in fighting against large numbers of foes at once, so he's not quite the best in ring battles.Special Techniques:
- Oborozuki: A somersault kick that hurls the opponent upwards.
- Seiryuu no Mai: A stylish three hits combo that is executed in the air, tossing the opponent back in the last blow.
- Shirohebi: A grapple with the legs. Opponents hit by this will get themselves swirling and slammed to the ground.
Kirin Matsuri Kyaku: Chris darts around in a Pentagram-like movement, stunning enemies. Then he jumps up and kicks down, Kamen Rider style, which ends with a big burst of chi.Exp:
A few shuriken he carries with him, in case he needs to keep enemies at bay.Other:
While he has a background as an internet celebrity, it doesn't interfere much on personal interactions - I don't intend to make this character be a victim of the fame tampering with his views, but rather as a rather energetic young lad. Characters who are familiar with livestream are a bonus for interaction and, while I prefer having the concept simple, room for social development is always welcome. For a personal motif, go with Loud Faith, by T.Stebbins.
As a beat'em up Junkie myself, both the games that range from the old-school arcades and the more modern, fresh takes on the genre are equal in my book. My favorite old-school entry in the genre is TMNT Hyperstone Heist, and in the modern age, I'll stick with the Musou games. Even the Non Koei Tecmo ones like Fate Extella Link.