Name: Kaizen Shinkami
Hero Name: The Evolving Hero: Apex
Appearance: A tall and lean young man with long swept back brown hair.
Costume: A sleeveless expandable shirt along with expandable pants. His glasses provide a heads-up display that can store the DNA information of many animals, preventing the need for him to fully rely on his own memory to recall certain DNA combinations. It also shows him which combination he is currently using.
Personality: Kaizen comes across as a charismatic, kind and polite individual among his peers. He can be quite aloof sometimes, especially when he believes its in the best interest for both parties to do so. He is very laid back when it comes to his studies, especially those that involve writing. The only thing that excites him are physical activities that actually posed a challenge to him, which includes fighting strong opponents. He rarely gets truly upset over anything and is always ready to bounce back when he feels defeated. He does well to hide his anger and displeasure around the people around him, only venting it all out against training dummies. He has very low tolerance for unnecessary cruelty and misplaced pride leading to him avoiding classmates who pretend to be superior than others who a ranked lower.
Quirk: Evolution King
Effect: Allows its user to modify their DNA, gaining traits of the chosen animal or animals. The user is able to modify the existing structure of their body or grow new parts to replicate parts such as tails, claws and shells.
Drawback: This requires the user to understand the specific genes that are associated with specific traits of animals. As such, the user is limited to traits from animals they have studied. Additionally, each transformation takes energy to undergo, this is especially true for those involving growing new parts. Due to its high energy consumption, Kaizen needs to have large meals each day.
Kaizen comes from a long lineage of animal-based shifters that allows them to transform into various types of animals. However, due to the complexity of his quirk he often fell short in terms of actual performance compared to his relatives, who had more straightforward animal type quirks. During his primary school years, Kaizen was a naughty child who would often play pranks on his friend using simple applications of his quirk. His grades and performance in athletics were relatively average. His family wasn't all too happy about this as they had high expectations for their son. In anger, Kaizen ran away from home leading to him to have a close encounter with a villain that nearly cost him his life, his outlook on life completely changed.
One week before his exam, he had discovered the wonders of coffee, which allowed him to minimize his downtime and continue experimenting on his quirk. With this, he was able to come up with specialized forms that could handle a wide range of situations rather than relying on rapidly changing forms which would expand all his energy. On the night before his entrance exam, he could not sleep due to high caffeine levels. When morning came, he had a hearty breakfast and the strongest coffee he could find, hoping that it would keep him up long enough to get through the exam. It didn't.
Exam Report: This student showed great potential in the first half of the exam. He was able to dispatch a large number of robots with ease and collected enough ribbons to secure a spot at the top ten. However, his sudden collapse led to him losing all his ribbons. According to the medical reports, the cause of the collapse was sleep deprivation.
Misc: Likes to yell "HENSHIN!" before transforming.