: Kobayashi, Mamoru (小林守)Age
: Appears 20; Actually over 200Nickname(s)
: Maru, Baya, Momo & Yama (Mountain [山] )Race
: May 15 Gender
: Male Height
: 218 cm (7'2")Weight
: 110 kg (243 lbs.)Blood Type
: B+Marital Status
: Squad Z, Squad 14, Gotei 13Previus Affiliation
: 9th DivisionTeam
: Squad ZCurrent Seat
: CapitanPrevious Team
: 9th DivisionPrevious Seat
: Lieutenant (after Mashiro Kuna & before Shuhei Hisagi)Posistion
: Hikari KobayashiEducation
: Shinigami AcademyHobbies
: Cooking, Minor Gardening, Reading, Exercising, Astronomy, Free-runningAppearance
: Mamoru stands at an incredible 7'2" in height. His stature has earned him the nickname Yuna; which means "mountain" in Japanese. He is a thin & lean and packed with muscle, not so much that it bulges through his clothes. This is from his countless years of training and exercise. His facial structure is smooth rather than having angular features - long and slender, having a defined jawline. On his face, there is a large scar stretching from just above his eyebrow, across his nose and to the middle of his cheek. His eyes, thin and green, have lead to quite a few compliments coming his way. He has short naturally messy brown hair with strands framing his face, and some hanging between his eyes. It goes down to about his shoulders, curling upwards at the ends. He doesnt really bother to groom it all that much, but combs and styles it on formal occasions. He does have a bit of chin stubble that he ignores taking care of. He doent get very much; usually can't grow a moustache. In the same situation as his hair, if there is an occasion that involves formality, Mamoru will just shave it off. Its rare that you see him without it.
Mamoru's robes have been highly modified from their original appearance. They have been changed in order to better suit him, to aide in stealthy practices. Also, to just generally look better - He thought that the standard uniform was too bland. To better his stealthy practices, the color scheme has been changed from original black to a Molten Grey. The grey blends in with the shadows better than black, believe it or not. Additionally, small patterns appear to be imprinted on the grey fabric of the robes. The upper body features a hood, obscuring most of his face when donned. It is connected to the robes, with the torso bearing an open collar, including a closed collar beneath. Worn on both arms are thick leather bracers. The bracers are lined with metal studs along the seams on the sides, to connect the straps underneath. On his right shoulder is an adorned piece of armor. Holding the armor on is a small, intricate buckle in a shape of diamond, which connected the belts which crossed over his chest. The lower portion of the robes are doubly layered, with the back of the robes trailing down to be longer than the front. Around the waist is a long red sash with pouches attached to a belt, holding smoke bombs, throwing knives, poison and medicine vials. The belt also held together an ornate skull design. The robes feature a leather spaulder where a cape can attached, draped over and around Mamoru's left arm and shoulder. The cape can be detached for better convenience. Since Mamoru is a Capitan, the cape is specifically colored: It's white with the traditional diamond pattern across the bottom edge. On his hands, for protection, he wears metal gauntlets to defend against oncoming sword attacks. In contrast to defending, they can also dish out a bit of damage. The knuckles of the metal are specifically crafted to be a bit thicker than the rest - allowing the user to hit harder and deal more attack power. He keeps his Zanpakuto at his hip on the left side. Casual/Gigai
: Almost always, when Mamoru is in his Casual clothes, you wont catch him without his Flack Jacket. Flak jackets are a form of protective clothing designed to provide protection from such things as blunt-force trauma or even bladed weapons, shrapnel and other projectiles or weaponry. He wears it mainly to be cautious. His Flack jacket is beige in color with two pockets on either side of the chest. It also has a high collar, even height all around, coming up to his jaw-line. Of course, it has two pockets near the zipper for a place to put his hands. Under that, he wears a thick long-sleeved turtle neck shirt, which is cuffed up to his elbow, with his brown wrist bands. He has a pair of yellow-brown boots on that goes up to the top of his ankle. They have steel toes, to his delight. Mamoru usually has a dark pair of loose-fitting jeans on, which drapes slightly over his boots.Formal/Dressy
: On the occasions that Mamoru does get all dressed up, he likes to look his best. He shaves his facial hair; which he is not known to be without. Usually wearing his best clothes, he tends to wear a Turquoise dress shirt with a black vest over it. His tie has a stripe pattern which consists of, how'd you guess, turquoise and black stripes with shiny silver thread between them. He wears cufflinks and a pockey-hankey with the same pattern as his tie. Mamoru just has a pair of standard black dress pants and black shoes. Even though everything else is so well groomed, his hair looks the exact same - its naturally messy.Personality
Although usually seen as a laid-back, jovial and eccentric fellow, Kobayashi also shows a deceptively cunning and serious side when the situation warrants it. He commonly uses idle conversation and outward concern as an act of distracting his opponents. Despite his care-free attitude, he always speaks politely, but is sometimes mildly sarcastic. Kobayashi genrally likes to have conversations with people, to get their outlook on things or inner thoughts. To know how they may think, you get a better understanding of their way of life, culture and heritage or, more personally, their preferances and personality. He is fairly good at reading people, reading how one may act or think. This trait comes in handy when dealing with difficult opponents - observing their movement patterns and habits. When facing someone whom he respects or someone higher than him, he can act fairly polite. Most of the time, he is very cheery, smiling quite a bit. He is also a person that loves jokes and loves to laugh.
Overall, Mamoru is a peace-loving man who will always try to uphold the peace and protect the innocent; severely punishing the wicked. His temper is usually kept in check, rarely seen in true ire. Feeling that such outbursts are out of place for anyone, regardless of their age or station. When angered, he tries to choose his words carefully and articulately, cutting right to the quick. On the contrary, he has been known to lash out in high risk and tension situations. The slightly eccentric Mamoru also seems to like making an impression on opponents. He maintains a level of honor and integrity when engaging in battle. Even when fighting powerful opponents, he rarely loses his cool, going as far as to make small talk and joke around with his opponent.
Mamoru is a person that loves to excercise, taking up much of his normal day to do so. He has trained so much that he has changed his own muscle. In an average person, there are two types of muscles; White and Red. Red is for stamina, but has less power (think of marathon runners). White is for explosive power, but only for an instant (think of weightlifters). But pink is right in the middle, in a very small amount, that has both explosive power and stamina. Mamoru has managed to convert all the muscle in his body into pink muscle. Due to this pink muscle, Mamoru can do many, many excercises without fatigue. His normal "easy" excercises will physically exaust anyone who is not physically strong, or does not have much endurance. On one occasion, Mamoru had to carry a man who was training with him to the medical wing because he had passed out from physical exaustion. This muscle also enhances his strength and speed well past any normal standards of a shinigami; and this is without his hollow mask.Quotes
"Hm? Oh, hello! How are you today? Fine, yes?."
(To Yukihyou) "*sigh* Such a complicated woman..."
"You'd better watch out, Yukihyou has a terrible bloodlust. I dont think i'll be able to tame her..."
"A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat."Stats
*Intelligence: (70/100) He has quite the average intellect
*Strength: (80/100) He is useful even without a sword
*Speed: (100/100) Dangeriously Fast
*Stamina: (60/100) Average
*Sword handling: (80/100) Quite good, but still needs some work in his opinion.
*Shunpo: (90/100) Prefers to use Shunpo to get around. He actually thinks its fun.
*Kidou: (30/100) He isnt very good at Kidou, but he can do a few spells.
*Hand-to-hand: (100/100) At the master level of Muyi ThaiTotal
: Yukihyou (Snow Leopard [ゆきひょう])Type:
Katana (刀)Sealed Form
: The Zanpakutō takes the form of a katana with a snow white sheath and goldenrod hilt-wrapping. The blade is slightly larger then those which surround it, being a total of one meter long, however it is as light weight as it could possibly be. The extended length is due to Mamoru's enormous height, making it a blade to suit him better. There is a length of red ribbon tied to the hilt just under the guard.
The cross-guard appears like this: fav.me/d5d37mlRelease Command
: "Bear your Fangs, Yukihyou!"Shikai
: Mamoru's Shikai takes the form of two modified chakram, tethered together by a long chain. The chakram are about 4.5 feet in diameter. The chain is connected to a part that serves as a hand-hold. Two smaller blades come down around the grip, protecting the welder's hands from oncoming attack The inside of the chakram are hollow - leaving an edge on the inside. The inside edge is sharp, just like the outer bade. While in Shikai form, Tora can be swung by its chains in large circles, allowing the bladed portion to Rotate like a drill. This gives it the appearance of a large circle. It may appear harmless, but if something (ex: skin, wood, sometimes metal) touches it, it will be shredded. The chains are extendible, giving Mamoru great ranged ability. Tora can also be used for entangling an opponent's sword, or other weapons; It can even immobilize opponents. He uses them as projectiles and controls them at range by moving its chains, making Tora's paths unpredictable. The chain could be used for climbing, ensnaring an enemy, binding an enemy and many such other uses. The long range of the weapon combined a cutting tool with the capability to strike or entangle an enemy at what he perceived to be a 'safe' distance out of the way. When skilled with this weapon it could be used to entangle a sword and rip from the opponents hands rendering him harmless.Bankai
: Currently in the process of learning~
Mamoru's inner Zanpakuto world seems to be in the hills of ancient japan. The color of his reiatsu is turquoise. Mamoru's reiatsu has two effects on people. It enduces Fear and stunning to those who are not strong enough to stand up against it. Reiatsu at its most basic level can instill fear in others when it is very high (in comparison to the one feeling it). Willpower is the simplest way to fight this effect. High level of spiritual power can cause those of lower power to be stunned by simply being in the presence of a high level spiritual being. ~
His Zanpakuto spirit takes the form of a female werecat with peach skin and turquoise eyes. Her pupils are nomally round, like normal, but become slits when the light hits her eyes or when focusing in on an object. Her hair is worn long and sleek, to about her achillea heel, with a knot tied at the end. While looking mostly humanoid, she possesses a tail, cat ears and white fur with black streaks (not unlike an actual tiger) over her body. Her hands are black paws and her feet become black clawed paws, similar to that of a cat, along with a slender whip-like tail that's longer than her body. On each of her cheeks are puffy tufts of fur on her cheeks. Her teeth are fairly normal, besides her large and pronounced canines. They usually poke out when she smiles. The fur covering her upper body functions as a rather provocative shirt, not covering her shoulders and mid-section, and sleek shorts that extend mid-thigh. She also has quite the ample bustline, most likely a reflection of Mamoru's love for ecchi. But as for her height, she is actually quite small, in contrast to Mamoru's staggering 7'2". Her exact height is about 4'9".Yukihyou's Personality
: She is highly mischievous, and tends to get bored rather easily. She also enjoys taunting her opponents, is rather flirtatious, and seems to possess a slight sadistic streak (or a more aggressive side to her flirtatious nature). She is shown to have a somewhat perverted side, usually used in taunting Mamoru that he should get a girlfriend. Unlike her master, she has a love for fighting, getting excited when a fight is about to break out. In her seald zanpakuto form, when Mamuro is about to fight, Tora can be seen rattling in the sheath with glee. She shares his love for sake, but likes it apparently more than he does. When externalized, she tries to use seduction to distract her opponent, in contrast to Mamoru joking and chatting with his opponent.
Special Ability: Yukihyou is an Elemental type Zanpakuto. Its elemental focus is water. Due to it being able to control water, it is able to manipulate its many forms. Such examples are ice and steam. To be put more accurately, it would be considered a type that controls moisture.Roar, Yukihyou
: A special technique that when Mamoru swings his sword, reverbarating sound waves eminate from it, which Confuses and causes opponents to be disoriented. It will also do damage to the opponent by slamming them with sound waves and rattling their very being. It can cause structures of all kinds to crumble and fall bu breaking up the material its made of. One of its finer aspects are that, since it cannot break apart steel, It will make Zanpakuto so hard to hold onto that the weilder will be forced to drop them & cover their ears.Shikai attacks:Shimo no moufu (Frost Blanket[霜の毛布])
: This attack utilizes Ykihyou's ice capabilities. Touching the tip of the sword to any surface of Mamoru's choosing, a thin coating of frost covers the entirety of the object - depending on the size. If Mamoru chooses to touch the ground, a circle with a diameter of a half mile forms around that point. The frost usually covers all of any object he touches. When a living thing touches the frost, it starts to freeze. It is most commonly used to hinder movement. It takes about 15 minutes of exposure total to completely freeze someone/something over. It is possible to kill someone with it, but, as previously stated, it takes awhile.Skills & Abilities
:Master Swordsmanship Specialist
: Mamoru is an extremely skilled swordsman, possessing powerful strikes with equally impressive speed behind them, able attack with perfect precision or stop them at a moment's notice. His usual methods in battle are striking from various angles to confuse and catch his opponents off-guard for sneak attacks.Immense Spiritual Power
: As a former Lieutenant of the 9th Division, Mamoru boasts strong levels of spiritual energy. When releasing his spiritual pressure, it can cause a shockwave strong enough to affect a considerable radius and launch back weaker individuals. He also demonstrated noticeably great reserves of energy; energy to launch multiple high-level Kidō and Shikai attacks in a single battle without tiring. He is quite skilled in hiding his spiritual energy, able to remain unnoticed by both allies and enemies.Enhanced Speed
: Mamoru has demonstrated tremendous speed and reflexes in battle. Even when caught by surprise from an enemy's attack, he can react in time to skillfully dodge or counter the assault. Offensively, he can keep up quick and rapid assault that forces most opponents on the defense as he leaves no openings in his attacks.Enhanced Agility
: While normally laid-back, Mamoru is an immensely agile fighter. In battle, his agility can effectively use the battlefield to his advantage, flipping and jumping from wall to wall to keep his opponents unsure of his attack patterns. Offensively, his agility grants him great balance and dexterity in battle, able to attack his opponent from various angles with great accuracy and force.Master Assassin
: As the Capitan of the Stealth Force, Mamoru is one of the foremost masters of the art of assassination. He has shown impressive skill in staying hidden and unseen. Using Shunpo, he is able to incapacitate an opponent before they have time to react.Fighting style
Mamoru is very proficient in combat, even without his Zanpukuto. He is most profecient in the fighting style Muay Thai. Muay Thai is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs" or the "Science of Eight Limbs" because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports, such as kickboxing. Almost all techniques in muay Thai use the entire body movement, rotating the hip with each kick, punch, elbow and block. Mamoru uses his superior speed, agility and strength to overtake an opponent. His best techniques are in Punching, kicking and knees, while he is weaker with elbows and foot thrusts.
He has quite a few diffetent ways of defending against most any oncoming attack. He mostly uses Blocking, redirection, anticipation and evasion while not using avoidance and disruption as much. Defensively, the concept of "wall of defense" is used, in which shoulders, arms and legs are used to hinder the attacker from successfully executing techniques. Blocking is a critical element in muay Thai and compounds the level of conditioning a successful practitioner must possess. More advanced muay Thai blocks are usually in the form of counter-strikes, using the opponents weight (as they strike) to amplify the damage that the countering opponent can deliver. This requires impeccable timing and thus can generally only be learned by many repetitions. Destruction spin
: Using this technique, the user is using the momentum of the spin to power the kick. The user will balance on their left leg, rotating in the clockwise direction, bringing their leg up as they turn and extending it as they come back around to the starting point. With the Leg extended, The user will have the arch of their foot on the side or the opponents head or neck. Now, using the momentum, this will carry the opponents head toward the ground. This will either smash it against the ground, or spin the opponent in a complete circle, rendering them open to any sort of further kick or punch. This technique will work with the oppose leg also.Sessaku Hyouga
</b> (Cutting Glacier[切削氷河]): Mamoru is proficient in a fighting style of his own making. This fighting style is a fusion of Tai-Chi and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. It uses the flowing motions of Tai-chi and the strong arm and leg movements of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. This fighting style is meant to represent the flowing pattern of water and the harsh, cutting edge of ice. A practitioner of Sessaku Hyouga always keeps in motion when striking, not unlike the crashing waves of the ocean, and strikes hard and sharp like a glacier cutting through the ground. Due to the practitioner keeping in motion, they use momentum to fuel their strikes.Custom Kidou
Technique Name: Flash Assault [Kobayashi Hohou #1: Sensa]
Technique Type: Hohō
Technique Description and Effects:
Sensa (閃鞘, Flash Stealth) is a movement technique that applies the concept of shunpo to attacking speed rather than step speed. It follows the concept of striking faster than the eye can track, making each and every melee attack extremely quick. This accelerates all muscles used to generate the attack with shunpo speed, including body shifting and forward thrusts. With this technique, one can easily slip strikes under the opponent's guard at close-range quarters and use the intense speed to increase the damage dealt. This technique magnifies speed for each melee attack by 10 times.
Prerequisite: Shunpo Mastery
Technique Name: Flash Dash [Kobayashi Hohou #2: Sensou]
Technique Type: Hohō
Technique Description and Effects:
Sensou (閃走, Flash Run) is a high-speed movement technique that overuses shunpo in such a way that the user completely disappears for a period of time and the only thing that can be seen is the footsteps ripping through the terrain. This derivative of shunpo allows the user to attack from an omni-directional, not only utilizing one to use horizontal space but vertical space as well. This essentially allows the user's footsteps to be ripping across walls, ceilings and even the air itself. It is extremely flashy and unpredictable, making almost every strike a surprise attack. This movement constantly magnifies speed of user by 7 times for a period of time.
Prerequisite: Shunpo Mastery
Technique Name: Flash Projectile [Kobayashi Hohou #3: Shuntai]
Technique Type: Hohō
Technique Description and Effects:
Shuntai (瞬体, Instant Object) is a movement technique that applies the concept of shunpo to a projectile or any object in general as long as the user has contact with it. There are different applications that can be used to this such as projectile thrown by hand or projectiles propelled by firearms. Projectiles thrown by hand can move faster than the eye can track, magnifying its velocity by 10 times. Projectiles propelled by firearms can already move faster than the eye can track and are designed for assassination, making dodging extremely difficult even with flash step. Surprisingly, this hohou variation can be applied to the movement of cars as well.
Prerequisite: Shunpo Mastery
Technique Name: Heavy Assault [Kobayashi Hohou #6: Tetsusa]
Technique Type: Hohō/Kidou
Technique Description and Effects:
Tetsusa (釵鞘, Iron Stealth) is movement technique that uses the shunpo's linear movement for attacking power. Instead of increasing the speed of user's attack like Sensa, this technique allows the attack to maintain its inertia. Because inertia is nothing more than the resistance to change in state of motion, the user's attacks become very hard to stop. This is usually used in combination with flash assault because it essentially "locks" the speed of the users attacks. Moreover, this can also be used for blocking as well as firing a projectile. This is not considered purely hohou because it doesn't increase speed but follows very similar concepts.
Technique Name: Empty Assault [Kobayashi Hohou #8: Kuusa]
Technique Type: Hohō / Blade Technique
Technique Description and Effects:
Kuusa (空鞘, Empty Stealth) is a technique developed by Mamoru that requires a knife or a sword. This technique allows the user to slash in such a way that the air around the blade is accelerated, essentially using air pressure to cut beyond the length of the blade. This technique is often known as "air cutter" and requires mastery in sharp-edged weapons. This is considered hohou because this technique uses special movement to accelerate air purely for extended range. The air pressure strike can extend 2-3 meters beyond the range of the blade and costs no reiatsu to use since it is a blade technique. However, when reiatsu is invested into this technique, the user can strike at such a speed that the blade essentially breaks the air and forces out a powerful shockwave slash that has enough power to slice through steel. This application has a maximum range of 10 meters.
Knife or Sword Mastery 
Anyone under a 6 in bladed weapons will not be able to accelerate air properly and would not be able to use this technique at all. Therefore, having this technique would be pretty much useless.Hollofication
Power Augmentation: While wearing the mask, Mamoru's Hollow powers supplement his Shinigami powers, giving him a vast increase in both strength and speed.
Enhanced Strength: Mamoru has displayed that usage of his mask grants him brutal physical strength.
Enhanced Endurance: With his Hollow mask, Mamoru becomes much more resilient to pain. He even states that when he undergoes Hollowfication that "wearing the mask feels like being in control of someone else".
Cero: Mamoru gathers energy in the palm of his hand. He then releases a turquoise Cero with an extremely lare path and devastating force. He has known firing it at point-blank range to increase its lethality; gathering the energy at a distance, and firing it up close.
Cero Fist: One of Mamoru's unique techniques. He gathers energy for a cero in the palm of his hand. He then quicky closes his hand, coating it in the gathered energy. He will use his superior speed and shunpo to close the distance between him and the enemy. Mamoru will then deliver a quick & powerful punch to the enemy, releasing the full energy of the cero, along with the power of the punch, upon the opponent in one devistating blast. On one occasion, he's even blown a gaping hole in a hollow for fun.Inner Hollow
Name: Mitsuru Tetsuya (Growing Suffering)
Personality: Mitsuru is a very cold, callous, dispassionate figure, and is rather aloof, brooding, and indifferent, willing to harm both his comrades and enemies should they ever get in his way. He refers to anyone he does not find interesting as "trash" and treats them as expendable. His cold demeanor allows him to stay completely calm and in control in most situations, and he is not easily surprised or caught off-guard. However, he does not seem to comprehend the Human trait of fighting against all odds or the very concept of the Human heart.while he prefers not to dirty his hands, Mitsuru is fully capable of committing truly abhorrent and inhumane actions without feeling any shred of remorse or hesitation.
Appearance: He appears to be virtually identical to Mamoru, except that his overall color scheme is the opposite of Mamoru's. He is a fairly tall and lean-built being with white skin and hair. His eyes consist of black pupils, yellow-gold irises and black sclera. He also has black nails. The color scheme for his outfit is the direct opposite of Mamoru's. The black parts of the uniform are all white, such as the pants and the top, and the white parts are now black, such as the Obi & the fur lining. His facial expression rarely changes, though he is almost always either blank or frowning.Random Facts
- One of his favorite activities is training with Tora or working on his hand to hand.
- Developing itself into a hobby, he is very skilled in the art origami; His specialty is flowers.
- His favorite foods are Sushi, Tempura, and Gyudon. He also adores Tea of all kinds.
- Carried on his person at all times, Mamoru has a bottle of Sake.
- Mamoru believes quite strongly in the policy of chivalry and politeness.
- One of the things he dislikes the most is creepy-crawlers. Well, not all of them; Mainly spiders. A few types of bugs that he actually likes are fireflies, glow worms, silk worms and butterflies.
- He barely passed the Shinigami Academy because of his poor Kidou skills.
- Mamoru's taken quite a liking to the variety of foods in the World of the Living.
- He prefers not to have a bed, he would rather have a hammock.
- The one thing he dislikes the most is being made fun of (Due to previous issues in his past).
-Mamoru's theme song is 'Closer' by Inoue Joe