* Cris' initial bounty was considered higher than average, and although most now know Kite is a willing member of his crew, the crime has remained on his bounty due to the effort of Kite's mother and to cover up the actual reason he was proclaimed a criminal by the Marine Captain of Shells Town
Cris is almost as well known for his flamboyant manner of dress as he is for his eccentric behavior. He generally matches his clothing to his purple hair, nails and eyes with a scarf, armband and longcoat extending down to his knees. Underneath, he wears a simple black shirt and boots to go with a pair of beige jeans held up by a white belt. Cris is of average height for a male in his age group, standing at roughly 5'8" and weighing a magnificently mundane 132 lbs, or 1.73m and 59.8kg for those who use the metric system.
While he has since moved on to electric guitars and various other musical implements, Cris still retains a rather worn down case holding his first instrument, an acoustic given to him during his formative years in Shells Town. He claims to keep it purely out of sentimental value and has never been seen playing it.
Though he has consumed one of the most powerful Devil Fruit currently known to the world, Cris is completely ignorant of this fact, believing that he has instead eaten the "Sound-Sound Fruit", given his general use of his newfound powers. For the most part, Cris utilizes the tremors he generates to mimic sound waves for various purposes, whether it be amplifying the sound of his own voice or guitar to acting as a one man band by playing any chosen instrument in such a way that it emits an entire ensemble with an accompanying female singing voice. He has also shown the ability to 'throw' his voice across an unspecified distance in order to communicate with others that are out of earshot. The drawback to this, however, is that the other party has no way to communicate with him.
As one might expect given the nature of his Devil Fruit, Cris's method of combat revolves around using his guitar as both a medium for his powers and an improvised weapon. This usually involves Cris smashing his guitar into an opponent's head and sending them flying with the ensuing sonic boom, or amplifying any of the sound he generates to dangerous, eardrum shattering levels, though luckily enough he seems to be impervious to such things. Outside of his Devil given abilities, Cris has been noted as sufficiently agile and flexible, which certainly helps one not get hit and subsequently knocked unconscious.
Sonic Scordatura: Forte Falsetto:
Skills & Abilities
Musicien le Magnifique: Despite his complete and utter lack of any semblance of formal training, Cris has a nearly unparalleled talent for the musical arts of all forms. While he has been singing and playing his instrument of choice since the age of five, Cris has begun collecting various other instruments, such as a violin and piano. While many claim his skill comes from his fruit rather than his fingers, Cris has swore up and down that while with his powers he's capable of doing the impossible, without them he can do almost as well.
Quick Wit and a Silver Tongue: He's charming innit.
An overview of your character's life up until their arrival at Loguetown.
Why not post a WIP? Everyone's doing it. And Deadbeat told me to.
It'll be all fancied up in the coming days. Probably the weekend.
Niccolò "Nicky" Moretti
New York City Police Department Corno Family
You know how this works.
A list with descriptions. What? It's trendy.
Skills & Talents
Police Academy Graduate: Even the NYPD has standards.
Faster than a Rabbit: It's how he got his nickname growing up.
Is a Cop: They don't tend to last long. Especially when they have a conscience.
- Born the oldest child of then bootlegger and soon to be infamous Corno Family Associate Federico "Mad Dog" Moretti in New Jersey, 1922 - Moves with his family to Lower Manhattan in 1931 as the Corno Empire expands - Nicky remains blissfully unaware of his father's criminal activities for much of his childhood - Mad Dog Moretti becomes a made man during his children's formative years, chosen as the personal soldier of Don Umberto Corno - Now a standout athlete, Nicky is horrified at the revelation of his father's reputation and exploits in the criminal underworld - While he contemplates joining the Armed Forces out of High School, the young Moretti instead enrolls in New York's Police Academy - Stays out of contact with his family for his year of training at the academy - Does not attend his own graduation and subsequently joins the (number) precinct in (neighborhood) - Currently working a beat with (partner's name)
Federico "Mad Dog" Moretti
You know how this works.
A list with descriptions. What? It's trendy.
Skills & Talents
- Born to Italian immigrants in Newark, New Jersey, 1903 - Always a spirited youth, Federico falls in with one Tullio Corno as children and becomes his right hand man at the onset of prohibition - Federico soon becomes a legend in the bootlegging community, said to drive, fuck and fight "like a Mad Dog" - One of his dalliances in 1922 results in pregnancy; a shotgun wedding and his only (legitimate) child, Niccolò, soon follow - Mad Dog Moretti is introduced to Tullio's uncle, Umberto Corno, whose bar is the base of the crew's bootlegging operation - Umberto takes a liking to his nephew's brother in arms, and before long Federico is personally responsible for executing a number of independent bootleggers in order to strengthen the Cornos' stranglehold - Inherits his father's meat packaging business in 1928, forcing Federico into an early retirement from bootlegging, though he remains an active enforcer for the Corno enterprise - As the Corno Family expands its business in no small part thanks to Federico, the Morettis move shop to Lower Manhattan - Moretti's Meats soon becomes the cover for the now legendary "Corno Deliveries", whether or not Mad Dog came up with the idea himself is a point of speculation amongst the families - In 1931, after serving under Umberto Corno since the family's inception, Federico is inducted into the Mafia, a made man - Umberto's Mad Dog has since remained as his personal Soldato, one of the most respected figures in the Corno Hierarchy and one of the most feared names amongst the other families
Changelog: May 15th, 2017: Ask and ye shall receive, Mad Dog Moretti as a player character W.I.P. sheet. May 16th, 2017: Gave Mad Dog a temporary history summary.
Uchiha Clan Compound, Konohagakure -- Present Day, Before Dawn
It couldn't have been past dawn when Tensai roused himself out of bed to the sound of rain and faint thunder. For the past week he'd been trapped within the grounds of the Uchiha Clan's compound, and he couldn't help but feel as if he were being treated as an embarrassment; he'd heard the whispers when he was brought before his estranged grandmother and head of the clan, Chiaki. A prodigy of Tensai's caliber blind at age twelve? Rather than speak of the loss of one of their own, the influential group of Uchiha elders spoke only of how Tensai's condition brought shame to the clan as a whole, and only the most ancient amongst them whispered of the Mangekyō. For such a legendary eye to appear in such a young specimen was a preposterous notion to most, but even the most skeptical of the Uchiha's council had grown eerily silent when Tensai recollected the black flames that filled his last line of sight.
Tensai was shaken out of his thoughts when his appointed servant entered his chambers and almost immediately made to grab him as if he would fall over at any moment. He had only gotten up to go to the bathroom, apparently Akemi was sent especially early. Tensai inquired as such as his maid, or rather babysitter, began the process of bathing and clothing him, all he got for a response was some hackneyed speech about his "big day" and how he needed to look his best. Tensai certainly didn't feel comfortable with the new development of having a stranger clothe him, he supposed no child would, but no amount of stubborn outcry and attempts to do it himself would dissuade the woman from doing her job. In that she reminded him of his mother. After some time of standing still and obeying any order to raise an arm or other such trivialities of getting dressed, Tensai allowed himself a sarcastic "How do I look?" he didn't know what possessed him to ask such a meaningless question, perhaps he hadn't entirely lost his sense of humor, no matter how hard he tried to mask it.
"Like a proud scion of the Uchiha clan." the boy couldn't tell if his companion was sincere or joking, but whatever semblance of a smirk he felt on his face disappeared at that moment. Of course, that's all he was to his fellow Uchiha now, a trophy to be paraded around. Truthfully he wasn't even sure why his clanmates were allowing him to go through with remaining a shinobi, the prospect of transplantation was raised during his initial questioning, but he had almost hysterically refused, the technology of surgery was still a recent development of the shinobi world, and he had no desire to become the first case of a ninja getting his eyes ripped out of his head.
The rest of Tensai's monotonous preparation went by in relative silence, he had his breakfast of eggs over rice and within minutes, he was handed a parasol. He heard his newfound companion slide open the front door and reach for his hand. He pulled back from the physical contact and presumably pouted, judging by the audible sigh that he was met with.
"I'm supposed to escort you to the-"
"I've been going to the Academy for six years. I know how to get there."
A short argument ensued, mostly with Akemi pointing out that Tensai didn't know how to get there from the clan's compound and that the roads would be wet from the rain and so on, but Tensai refused to relent from his position, insisting that if he was supposed to be a shinobi he'd have to learn how to navigate without a personal chaperone. Seeing how he wasn't going to see reason, Akemi gave the young Uchiha what was quickly becoming a trademark sigh and moved away from the doorway, bowing her head as Tensai made his way out of the home with enough confidence to immediately lose his footing when stepping off the slightly elevated platform, though he caught himself and made a mental note to feel for railings whenever he came across a stairway.
Academy Grounds, Konohagakure -- Present Day, Daybreak
It'd taken Tensai a noticeable amount of time to get from his home to the compound's entrance to the main road of the village to where he now stood on the outskirts of the academy grounds. He assumed it had been between an hour or two. Much longer than it'd take an ordinary student to get there considering just how close the clan's compound was to the location in question compared to anyone else's. No matter, he'd gotten there and, presumably, arrived before any of his classmates. Waking up at Sage knows what hour just so none of your friends see you fumbling around walking to school was going to be more annoying that he anticipated. Though he had gathered his stride the closer he got to the familiar setting, seeing as it became easier and easier to navigate when you knew the place like the back of your hand.
What was not easy to navigate, however, was when Tensai accidentally walked off the edge of a small hill where a bridge was supposed to be. What followed was a spewing of what counts as curse words to eleven year olds and a bunch of flailing as Tensai found himself going face first into one of the rivers that ran through the Hidden Leaf Village. He lost his parasol in the ensuing chaos and, like many people who find themselves shocked, forgot how to swim for roughly five seconds. When his senses returned to him he frantically propelled himself towards solid ground before the stream claimed him.
He was too busy coughing up water and muttering under his breath when he was shocked back to attention by the sound of the all too familiar voice of his academy instructor, who'd apparently walked upon him no doubt looking like an imbecile. Frickin' ninja stealth.
Tensai turned himself around fast enough to give an ordinary child whiplash and attempted a half hearted laugh before reaching his right arm outwards to probe for the end of the bridge he hoped he hadn't missed by a mile.
"Lost my footing. Dang wet ground, am I right?"
“You should probably get out of the storm.” The elder shinobi commented, a small semblance of his own wariness leaving him in a sigh. “I was about to open up the academy and pin the results of the exams when I heard your... arrival. ”
Tensai had taken the liberty of, thankfully, locating the bridge he'd just missed and began making his way across at an adequate pace before responding, thanking his stars that it hadn't been one of his classmates that found him.
"Well then it looks like I got here just in time!" Tensai hoped to himself that his sensei would end it there and they could just make their way back to the academy before he found a way to embarrass himself again.
"Need any help opening up?"
There was a hesitation in his sensei’s voice, like he knew. “I believe opening the door is as simple as ever.”
It's the product of about an hour of actual work but hey, everyone's doing it.
Seat of Power: Though both the castle's original builders and lords have long been lost to time, Pyke is one of the most revered sites in the entirety of the Iron Islands, rivaled only by the likes of Nagga's Hill and the island of Old Wyk. Maesters and the Greyjoys alike have claimed Pyke to be one of the oldest castles in all of Westeros, with both bastards born in the Kingdom and the island it stands on sharing its name. Much of Pyke's original foundation has been claimed by the Sunset Sea, and the castle is now more of a collection of keeps and towers amidst rock stacks and rope bridges. Nonetheless, Pyke is a foreboding sight and a symbol of the Ironborn, harsh and unforgiving like the Kingdom it lords over.
Whoever Tensai's father was, he seems to have left little to nothing in his son, who seems to have inherited almost all of the defining traits of the Uchiha clan. Though a select number of the clan's elders would insist against this. Black hair, black eyes, the only thing that seems to separate Tensai from his clansmen seems to be that he allows his face to show emotion. Why, he even smiles and laughs on a regular basis. Like his grandmother, Tensai is shorter than average, currently standing at 4'5".
Raised away from most of his kinsmen, Tensai doesn't garb himself as a typical Uchiha would, foregoing the high collar for a simple, long-sleeved gray t-shirt to go with brown shorts and uniform black sandals, though the fan of the Uchiha can be seen on the back of his shirt. He now keeps his medium length hair out of his face with the standard blue forehead protector.
Though an extremely recent development, Tensai's most notable trait are his now hauntingly pale grey eyes. One of his clansmen has described them as "having all their light snuffed out." Suffice to say, Tensai looks noticeably less cheerful than he did before.
PERSONALITY & MOTIVATIONS
Despite the relatively high scrutiny that was placed on him by the Uchiha Clan in the first several years of his life, Tensai remained an unerringly grounded, kindhearted and carefree child, unburdened by the expectations and responsibilities of being a member of the Uchiha Clan. It could be said that this is due in no small part to his mother's influence.
Wandering the village streets, helping old ladies with groceries, shuriken target practice. Tensai did it all. To him, life was great. He had a loving mother, friends, and no true worries in life. That he excelled at the Ninja Academy and was showered with praise because of it only added to his happy and confident demeanor. Amongst those in charge of the Uchiha Clan and the Ninja Academy alike, it was often said that Tensai lacked the diligence needed to make full use of his inherent ability, seeing as he frequently cut more "boring" classes in order to play games or get in extra ninjutsu training. However, most save the most rigid of clan elders assumed that Tensai would grow into his abilities in time once he had been exposed to life as a full fledged Genin.
As could be expected after the tragedy of his mother's death, Tensai has suffered a drastic shift in perspective and demeanor, becoming generally more distracted and distant, to the point where his reputation could be considered well-deserved. While still respectful and uniformly kind to his peers and superiors, Tensai has effectively put a wall between his emotions and his everyday life, though this can arguably be just a phase of the grieving process, and while pieces of Tensai's former personality are still locked away within him, it will take him some time for him, and his friends, to pull him back to his feet.
The Uchiha stand as one of the four founding clans of the Leaf Village, making theirs the oldest blood in the entirety of the village save for the likes of the Senju, Hyuga, and Sarutobi. As such, the Uchiha are intrinsically tied to Konoha, producing some of the finest shinobi in the village's history, including the Fourth Hokage, who led his fellow ninja throughout the Great Shinobi War. (To be finished)
A story not dissimilar to some of his classmates at the hidden leaf's ninja academy, Tensai was born near the tail end of the recent Shinobi World War to an Uchiha kunoichi by the name of Narumi and a man whose name Tensai never learned or heard of. One thing he wasn't allowed not to know about his father, however, was that the man clearly wasn't what the Elders of the Uchiha clan would call a worthy suitor for the daughter of the Clan's Matriarch.
Though Tensai was permitted to bare the name Uchiha, Narumi was all but cast out by her clan and forced to raise Tensai as a single mother. Despite this, Tensai has shown no ill will towards his situation or his clanmates. Too young to understand the implications of such things, Narumi instead chose to raise Tensai as a normal child of the Leaf Village, and the Uchiha Clan was content to let her do so. That is, until Tensai enrolled in the village's Ninja Academy.
Once he began his formal shinobi training, Tensai emerged as a naturally gifted, some would go as far as to say prodigious, practitioner of the ninja arts. Initially, the development was simply dismissed due to Tensai's being an Uchiha. After all, Uchiha were expected to be better than most. But Tensai had no such formal training at the hand of his clanmates like everyone seemed to assume, which only added to his steadily growing reputation. However, within a year, the conjecture only seemed to grow. Tensai was already capable of walking up the side of a tree. It wouldn't be long until he was spewing fireballs from his mouth like the other shinobi of his clan. These were the sort accolades the more knowledgeable in their implications gave to Tensai, and without a doubt, Tensai lived up to them in every area save written grades.
All said, this time of Tensai's life was the closest thing to idyllic he'd probably ever get. Praised by his peers and superiors alike, the center of attention in pretty much any class he was in, and a blissfully happy home life? What more could a young shinobi in training ask for? All that was left was the formality of the graduation exam and Tensai would be on his way to becoming a hero like those in the stories his mother always told him about.
Some months later, Tensai aced the graduation exam with top marks in all fields, and to celebrate, Narumi took him on a trip to the Land of Fire's countryside. He'd finally done it. All the hard work had payed off. He could start living life like everyone else. Well, living life like every other shinobi. Tensai doesn't quite remember how it started or who the attackers were, rogue shinobi, bandits, barbarians, it didn't matter. The one sight still fresh in Tensai's mind is that of a tanto shoved cleanly through his mother's gut. The next minute or so was a blur, a man approaching him with his weapon drawn, a blink, the feel of blood running down his eye, the scream of a man writhing on the ground, set ablaze by the black flames of the Amaterasu, and then nothing. Absolutely nothing.
The sheer amount of chakra output and pain required to activate his mangekyou sharingan was too much on Tensai's young body, and the action effectively destroyed his optic nerves, rendering him blind. The boy was found by a pair of travelers some time later and returned to Konoha, where he has slowly begun the process of grieving his mother and moving forward. Despite his predicament, Tensai maintains his desire to become a shinobi, seeing it as a way to honor his mother and ensure he doesn't spend the rest of his life in mourning.
As the death of Narumi and Tensai's subsequent blindness occurred very recently, Tensai has not been seen since, and the graduation ceremony will be the first time in several days that any of his classmates have laid eyes on him.
INFLUENCE & RELATIONS
Uchiha Chiaki: Maternal Grandmother (words)
Uchiha Narumi: Mother (words)
Uchiha Shinatobe: Maternal Aunt (words)
Uchiha Yoshinobu: Maternal Uncle (Apparently.)
Hatake Shunpei: Tensai and Shunpei have known each other longer than their years in the academy would imply, as their mothers had been best friends and, seeing as they had two similarly aged children, introduced the two to each other almost immediately, forging a lifelong bond between the two in the form of driving the adults of the village mad with their antics. In short, Tensai thinks of Shunpei as nothing less than a brother, and treats the Hatake household as if they were extended family. A true home away from home.
Inuzuka Kegawa: While Shunpei is the first friend Tensai ever had in life, Kegawa is the first friend he managed to make after entering Konoha's shinobi academy. On their first day, Tensai had the fortune of being approached by a distressed Kegawa who had somehow lost track of her ninken partner, Momomaru. As you do when you're only seven years old, Tensai leapt at the opportunity for adventure, and after much aimless wandering and shouting, Momomaru was found stuck in a tree. Without hesitation, Tensai climbed the wooden prison and freed the imperiled pooch, much to Kegawa's relief. Thus began the two's close friendship, as Tensai took it upon himself to introduce Kegawa to Shunpei the very next day. He's still trying to convince Momomaru to be the group's official mascot.
Uzumaki Kiyoshi: Against all odds, or rather, against all expectations given Kiyoshi's personality, he and Tensai have formed an odd friendship throughout their schooling. By some mistake of fate, Kiyoshi was made into Tensai's academic tutor due to the Uchiha's admittedly below average written exam grades. Essentially, whenever Tensai hadn't managed to sneak off with Shunpei and Kegawa or escape his mother's judging glare, he spent his time studying with, or rather under, Kiyoshi, much to the latter's annoyance. Tensai made numerous attempts to have Kiyoshi join in his group's usual shenanigans, to limited success.
Namikaze Fukushu: Of all his classmates, the one Tensai has struggled the most with is Fukushu. He finds himself wondering why he seems to be the target for all of Fukushu's cold jibes and insults despite his never being outright hostile to her in any way. While he has tried multiple times to reach out to Fukushu over the years, her increasingly dour attitude has turned Tensai to simply ignoring her whenever he can, though he still has a tendency to jolt up whenever she shoots him one of her piercing glares.
Chakra Sensor: Though blind, Tensai seems to have awakened some form of latent ability as a sensor type. At present, Tensai's sensory skill is, well, practically nonexistent. He claims to have random "flashes" of color when people walk past him or just before he walks into someone. Just how potent this ability will become is anyone's guess however.
FOCUS & SKILLS
First and foremost, while Tensai was undoubtedly talented at almost all things ninja, there was one thing he made abundantly clear throughout his academy years; he knew next to nothing about the academics of his craft. This is not to say he didn't train diligently, quite the opposite. Tensai always threw himself at lessons enthusiastically when they didn't involve putting pencil to paper. He seemed to simply learn things after observing them, and when asked to explain how he did so, he'd shrug and wonder how walking up a tree with one's chakra or throwing three shuriken at once wasn't easy to everyone else. In short, Tensai excelled at the physical aspect of the shinobi and all but ignored the mental. A natural grasp of movement and molding his own chakra has formed the foundation of Tensai's skill set. Now unable to "do what he sees" as it were, Tensai's growth as a shinobi has undoubtedly been stunted. Just how severely and for how long has yet to be seen.
EQUIPMENT & INVENTORY
Tensai has shown a preference for the uniform kunai and shuriken during his time in the academy, and has experimented with manipulating his projectiles with ninja wire. Nobody tell him blindness renders your accuracy severely hampered.
Obvious list is obvious. Link to the Naruto wiki as well.
What the heck, depending on things, I might be able to throw in an old concept of a cameraman turned wrestler. Maybe a backstage interviewer or something so he's not completely out of nowhere. I'll think about it, in any case.