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fName: Shin Gounomono
Age: 24
Sex: Male
Height: 6"4
Character Type: Shinobi
Country/Village: Mizu no Kuni - Kirigakure no Sato

Rank: Jounin
Division: Army of Mist - Solider

Physical Description: A shinobi at his physical prime, Gounomono’s massive form puts even Kirigakure's mighty Uesugi Kenshiro to shame. Unbearable training has endowed the young man with a powerful, thick musculature, impressive even among his fellow ninja. His pale, once fair skin is marred by an innumerable amount of scars, mostly healed sword and knife wounds, but also including ones left by bites, surgeries and even the occasional instance were snapped bone has jarred out of the skin.

The right side of Gou’s face bears on ugly scar, starting at the cheek bone and continuing to where the top of his ear used to be. This combined with his strong features facial features and stern blue eyes give the jounin a rather intimidating face. His skull is shaved for the sake of utility, something that he has done for so long that few people remember a time when he had hair.

Yet, these are not Gounomono’s defining features, or the ones he takes pride in. His body is a tattoo artist’s canvas, a canvas which has served as a human shield for far too many a mist nin, but a canvas just the same. Covered in scar ruined tattoos, the man’s skin is decorated in many hours of wasted effort of one Kirigakure’s most renowned Horishi. First is the most impressive, or at least the one that was, is a large, blue and green Irezumi piece depicting the monstrous Leviathan swimming through crashing waves, covering the entirety of his chest, back, shoulders, neck and upper legs, the beast curling around his body, its skull resting profile in the middle of his upper back. The second, on Gou’s right inner forearm, are four simple black terns. His third tattoo is on the jounin’s left bicep, the traditional mark of Mist’s former OnT Kurage division, done in special ink which vanishes when chakra is focused into it. Gou’s final tattoo is the most recent and the only one which has been left unmarred, simply because of its location in the center of his throat, the symbol of Kirigakure inked proudly in black.

Clothing:Utility is key, a simply rule, but one that has served Gounomono well. The enduring staples of the jounin’s attire are a worn pair of black-grey combat sandals and a pair of black, loose fitting shinobi pants that tighten at the cuff, ending at the mid-calf, just over the top of his boots. His grey flak-jacket is made in the Kirigakure style, but is worn and in poor condition, frayed with numerous holes from combat and other usual wears and tears. The jounin keeps his weapons and other mission item in a common utility pouch on his belt and a kunai holster bond to his right thigh.

Personality: Despite his rather brutish appearance, Gounomono is a truly selfless and compassionate man. Always willing to help others within the village, he'll seldom expect something in return. He is quick to offer his friendship to others, though it is rare that the shinobi will let people to become close. Having once been a teacher, Gou has a soft spot for children and is rather good with them.

For those close to him, Gounomono usually takes the role of big brother. The taijutsu specialist can usually be found teasing one of his friends for something or other; this usually includes anything from verbal jabs to nuggies. Gou is also extremely protective of his comrades, often going to great lengths to help them. This habit extends to missions, the large jounin commonly acting as a human shield, most of his scars coming from strikes not meant for him.

The jounin is a highly disciplined solider capable of ignoring even the most excruciating pain, allowing him to carrying on even with the worst non-debilitating injuring. Gounomono has little to no problem with killing, having accepted that it is part of a shinobi's life long ago. During missions he stresses efficiency, preferring the quickest, sometimes most brutal, solution.

Nindo: "No matter how fed up I get, no matter why; I will always protect this village. Not because it stands for something noble or even decent. No, I serve simply because of the people who live here... and it's where I keep my stuff."

Clan/Bloodline: None

Combo Archetype: Shogun

Archetypes: Taijutsu Specialist – Blade Dancer

Combo Special: The character is able to advance one level in one of his three Physical stats for three posts per thread. The stat behaves as if the character is at the lowest possible stat of the next level. There is a one post cool down in which the stat that was temporarily boosted is reduced a level below normal. After the post is over, the character's stat return to their regular state.

Stat Merit: +2 Strength, +2 Speed, +1 Stamina, +1 Tactics
Stat Flaw: -3 Reserves, -2 Power, -1 Willpower

Eerie Ears
The user has a strange talent for hearing. They are capable of remembering sounds almost perfectly, and are capable of filtering out the ones that matter from those that don’t. In a crowded room they could focus their ears and eavesdrop on a whispered conversation, or listen for the footsteps of a stalker that they know is there. They must actively focus to make this work, and so it is rarely useful if they are caught by surprise.

Statistics

Physical primary

Strength: 1 + 2 + 22 + 15(thread) = 40 (+31 CJG) lvl 12
Speed: 1 + 2 + 15 + 6(thread) + 3(AP)= 27 (+24 TSnB) lvl 9
Stamina: 1 + 1 + 23 + 12(thread) + 3(AP) = 40 (+32 CJG) lvl 12

Mental secondary

Intelligence: 1 + 17 = 18
Tactics: 1 + 1 + 16 +1(thread) = 19
Willpower: 1 - 1 + 17 + 8(thread)= 25

Chakra tertiary

Power:1 - 2 + 15 + 4(thread) = 18
Control: 1 + 11 + 2(thread) = 14
Reserves: 1 - 3 + 14 + 1(AP) + 1(thread) = 14

Jutsu

Global Ninjutsu
Stage 1
-Henge No Jutsu / academy
Stage 2
-Kinobori no Jutsu / academy
Stage 3
-Shukuchi / revision

Mist Genjutsu
Stage 1
-Doro Bunshin no Jutsu / thread
Stage 2
-Suirou no Jutsu / GMAP
Stage 3
-Kai (swapped into open slot) / GMAP
-Tsukaeru no Jutsu / Thread
-Shiiru Ninpou: Iku (replacing Oborerujo no Aitou) thread
Stage 4
-Namimakura / AP
Stage 5
-Kachuu no Jutsu / Thread

Mist Ninjutsu
Stage 1
-Mizu Soujuu / Academy
Stage 2
-Mizu Peretto / freebie 1
Stage 3
-Roukai Tsurishi / freebie 2

Stage 4
-Kirigakure Shunshin no Jutsu / TP
-Kirigakure no Jutsu / freebie 3
Stage 5
-Kiri Shikaku no Jutsu / AP

Chou Jin Genkotsu
Stage 1 / freebie 4
Stage 2 / freebie 5
Stage 3 / freebie 6
Stage 4 / freebie 7
-Mukuuken / freebie 8
Stage 5 / freebie 9
-A Crown of Thorns / freebie 10
Stage 6/ Thread
Stage 7/ Thread

Tsuitou Taiyou no Buyou
Stage 1 / freebie 11
Stage 2 / freebie 12
Stage 3 / freebie 13
Stage 4 / freebie 14
Stage 5 / thread
- Yuuyake / thread
Stage 6 / AP


Inventory
Shinobi Kit
Claymore (Oversized Blade) - 4
Flak jacket plates (Body Armor) - 2
Forearm Guards (Limb Armor) - 1
Shin Guards (Limb Armor) - 1

Weapon Points Remaining: 0
Additional Weapon Points Gained: 0

Biography: Gounomono was born to a rather unlucky young woman named Shin Fuun, who had the bad timing of getting knocked up by the a ninja named Goukyou less than a month before he was declared a nuke-nin for crimes against village and country. This obviously didn't sit well with the girl's shinobi family, who felt that she had disgraced their honourable name. Caste out and left to deal with her "problem" on her own, Fuun would not have lasted as long as she did were it not for the unexpected help.

Mouko was a retired jounin with ties to the now defunct OnT, who had been Goukyou's sensei. When Fuun first met the old man he was little more than a drunk, a nice drunk though. After ten years of teaching he had developed a soft-spot for anything concerning his former student, which just happened to include little Gou-chan and Fuun. The old drunk set her up with a decent job as a clerk at an old bookstore and a cheap place to rent in the apartment above, the owner being a long-time drinking buddy of his.

Everything wasn't roses though; Gou-chan was a handful from the start. If the babe wasn't crying to be fed, he was crying to be changed. If he wasn't coughing or sniffling with some childhood illness he was screaming like any other healthy infant. Really Gou-chan was like any other baby, stressing out Fuun as she dealt with things on her own.

As he grew Gou-chan became increasingly harder to deal with. It wasn't as if the boy was a malicious child or anything out of the ordinary, he just seemed to never tire or slow down. He was incredibly physical; running not long after he learned to crawl, attempting to use the bookshelves as ladders, figuring out how to open the bookstore's door. Basically Gou-chan needed constant supervision, and with her family out of the question and neither Mouko or the bookstore's owner being the babysitting type; Fuun seldom had a break.

Life wasn't all Gou-chan making his mother's hair fall out, no the two shared many of those cuddly cute moments that mother's cherish and that children vaguely remember. Like the times Fuun would read to him in a vain effort to stop him from ripping pages for fun, or the time she took him to the park and he gave her a boutique of weeds. Yes life was actually rather nice for the Shin duo, too bad it soon went to shit.

When Gou-chan was five something happened that would soon change his life completely, his father was captured by Mist's hunter nin. This event and the trial that soon followed forced Fuun to face things some rather unpleasant facts; her family had never taken her back, old women would refer to Gou-chan as a traitor's son when they thought she couldn't hear and that she still loved Goukyou. It wasn't that she had been unaware of these things; it was just that the return of her child's father made her realize that things would probably never be normal or easy for her while she lived within the walls of Kirigakure, so she left.

It probably wasn't the right thing to do, it might not have even been the easiest thing she could have done; but she did it all the same. One day Fuun left Gou-chan in the care of Mouko, claiming that she would send for him when she'd gotten a job and settled in. The old man reluctantly agreed, trusting Fuun even though he disagreed with her plan. Neither of them ever heard from her again, leading to Mouko becoming somewhat bitter about helping people and while Gou-chan developed a rather quick temper.

Mouko watched over young Gounomono-kun for several weeks, doing the best he could for a man who had never bothered with any children outside of his former student. Eventually the old shinobi realized that Fuun wasn't going to contact him. Having no interest in having custody of a five year old, Mouko hired shinobi to search the city she had supposedly moved to. They returned after failing to find any trace of the young woman, leading Mouko to believe that see had never been there. With the fate of the child's mother unknown, the old man decided to watch over him.

As mentioned before, Mouko wasn't the type of man who often dealt with children; at least not until they were genin and even then only when he needed something painted. But here he was, a man who was far more used to completing assassinations than mending scraped knees (a common injury for a boy as physical as Gounomono-kun) and nothing more to offer a child than an old shack on the edge of Kirigakure.

Goukyou had somehow gone from promising young shinobi to criminal and traitor, having some what of a mercenary mindset since before the old man had known him. To prevent this in Gounomono-kun Mouko attempted to give him a deep love of his village through stories of heroes of history and legend, which proved to be somewhat of a challenge considering the childish anger he'd redirected from his mother to the books that reminded him of her. Instead the old shinobi would simply tell the boy the tales of Kirigakure from memory, his versions being a bit less theatric than what would have otherwise been read. None the less his plot worked, the child's morality being shaped by the country's legends. Like any other boy within the village walls Gounomomo-kun wanted nothing more than to be a protector of Mizu no Kuni like the Legendary Swordsmen or the Mizukage, even if the stories he heard had a splash more of reality to them than the ones most children hear.

Self-reliance and responsibility were also things Mouko insured that the boy learned; whether it was teaching him to take so that he could prepare both of their meals or labour more suitable for children twice his age. The years before Gounomono-kun attended the academy as well as the ones where he was enrolled were filled with relatively heavy lifting, as well as some martial training. By the time he was eight, good blood and hard work had made him bigger than most ten year olds, while having to take care of most of his own needs had insured that he was fiercely independent.

During his years at the academy, Gounomono-kun became somewhat of a temperamental scrapper; willing to trade blows over the slightest insult. Usually the boy's fights would be the result of a taunt that involved either his mother or father. He came close to being expelled from the academy numerous times, only the intervention of Mouko allowed him to get off with a less severe punishment. This obviously served to give him a reputation among the chuunin instructors as a trouble-maker, whose only saving grace the fact that he excelled at all things physical; with the potential to be one of the top students in his class if he was only more like his cousin Tekishu.

Fuun's nephew by her brother, Shin Tekishu shared his family's hate for anything or anyone considered dishonourable. This lead to an immediate feud between the two boys, with Tekishu going out of his way to taunt the young Gounomono-kun every chance he had. This was the most common cause of the fights the latter was known for, with both Tekishu and his group of friends. Usually seen as a victim of his larger cousin's bullying by the teachers instead of the other way around, he used this to his advantage when making trouble for Gounomono-kun; claiming that he did nothing to provoke the other boy.

After four years of training Gounomono-kun graduated from the academy with a decent skill for using both a sword and his fists, though the rest of his scores put him near the bottom of his class. He was placed in a genin team with the healer Yasumi and the tactician Shimekiri, under a warrior kunoichi who carried a giant sword and one too many tattoos; Mai.

Mai-sensei was similar to Gou-kun in both attitude and fighting style; this helped the two form an almost immediate bond. She focused on improving the large genin's ninjutsu and genjutsu skills, wanting him to one day be a well balanced shinobi instead of a simple brute force brawler. Mai also went out of her way to help him control his temper, one of the academy teachers having literally underlined that particular part of his profile. While she was never completely successful, Gou-kun at least learned not fight at the drop of a hitai-ate. Within months she had filled the maternal void left in the boy's life by Fuun. She may have been completely covered in tattoos and had a mouth that could make a sailor blush, but she was the best he had.

His teammates were a completely different story, at least at first. Imagine three stubborn pre-teen whose goal is to show each other up... then arm them. The genin's conflicts ranged from name calling to pranks to all out brawls complete with hair pulling and crotch shot. After doing endless missions that had no real purpose outside of painting an old woman's fence, the trio finally got over themselves. Once that had happened they became as close as any team was, family not ending with blood and all that crap.

When Mai-sensei finally deemed the three ready she entered them in the chuunin exam. While all of them perform exceptionally, it was Gou-kun who stood out. During the final stage of the exam, the large genin met his cousin Tekishu, now a member of the Navy. The match between the grunt and the seaman was sort, with Gou-kun removing his opponent's hands within three exchanges of their blades. Though this wasn't his only match during the traditional tournament, it was the one that earned him the rank of chuunin; having shown that the genin had the will to do what necessary for a solider.

A symbol of this bond were the tattoos that they each got as a gift from Mai for being promoted to chuunin, four terns which Yasumi said represented the squad. As the chuunin grew in reputation and skill, the team was separated as their abilities were needed for different duties. Things progressed as well as could be expected for Mai's students, Gou-kun especially. That was until the three of them were reunited for a mission that nearly cost Gou-kun his life, which served to so the large teen that he wasn't invincible.

They were given a mission that was relatively easy for their skill, that is until they botched it. The three chuunin were ambushed by a shinobi who was their superior as both a tactician and as a warrior, his initial attack causing the usually synchronized team to react as if they were still rookie genin. After a while they were able to come together and defeat their attacker, but not before Gou-kun gravely injured. It was only through Yasumi using her remaining chakra to stabilize him did the large chuunin survive.

Back in Kirigakure Gou-kun remained hospitalized for several months following the disastrous mission, slowly recovering as his former teammate Yasumi watched over his progress (and forcing him to rediscover his love of books.) After he was released, the chuunin was assigned to the shinobi academy to serve as a taijutsu and kenjutsu instructor so that he could continue to contribute to the village while he retrained his body. While at first the chuunin found the position somewhat nerve-racking considering the he was being placed in charge of armed children, Gou-sensei eventually grew comfortable with his new job. The tattooed chuunin even managed to become well liked among the students for his humour, even though his training curriculum was rigorous.

Once he was fully recovered, Gou transferred back to the Military Field and once again began taking missions as a solider; except he was different from before. The churning’s time at the academy had taught him patience and had fully reigned his temper, allowing him to move past the image of being a brute that he had earned during his teenage years. With the continuous successful missions the he was credited for, Gou was soon given promoted to the rank of jounin. Given command of his own squad of soldiers, the large swordsman began to make a named for himself among his fellow Kiri nin.

Several of these Kiri nin were ranking members of the Oounabara no Tengoku, Kirigakure's secret operations organization. The OnT had Gou assigned to several solo missions that would have usually been given to one of their members; guarding high ranking government officials, recovering sensitive documents, hunting missing nin. Once the jounin had proven himself, Gou was invited to join the group by none other than Mouko; a former member. Accepting the offer, the tattooed ninja was given the mark of the Kurage division and the name Jizouson.

The war with the Seagull nation impacted the Army of Mist the worst out of all Kirigakure’s Military fields, the Water Lord’s war policy forcing the countries shinobi to fight at a disadvantage. Many lost their lives, including Gou’s beloved sensei Mai. The jounin felt that the kunoichi’s death was partially his fault, having been separated from her during the fateful fight. Keeping a strong front for Yasumi and Shimekiri, Gounomono refused to allow their sensei’s death to affect him negatively. He took all the rage he felt towards both his enemies and leaders and focused it into making him into a better shinobi; becoming far more deadly and more efficient than before.

Soon he began to completely ignore the policies set down by the Dynamo and Mizukage, going so far as to disobey orders that would put those under him in unnecessary danger. Had it not been for the naval coup lead by Nemoha Maya, Gounomono would have most likely been charged with insubordination. But with the disappearances of certain shinobi known to be loyal to the Kyudaime, Gounomono’s actions during the war most likely served in preventing a similar fate. At the end of the war he returned to the village as nothing more than another jounin, always ready to serve his village.

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-1 AP, 2 Mist AP from Shirou and 6 thread points, all from my former Mist OnT used.

Thread Log:
12/27/06: Added AP
[OnT Mission] One for the Books: 2 thread points to stats, 1 to jutsu
Meetings at the Market 5/17/07 : 2 thread points to stats, 1 to jutsu
5/25/07 Village AP : 2 Mist GM AP to jutsu
12/06/08 Protect the Official: +2 Strength, Yuuyake
4/14/09 2AP: +1 Reserves, Namimakura
11/05/09 Mist Rewards: +3 Strength
12/17/10 Team Mai: +3 Speed
03/13/10 Engi Anniversary: 3AP = +3 Speed
4/28/10 Autopsy +3 Willpower
04/28/10: 2 AP on Stamina, 1 AP for Stage Six of TTnB
Character is now maxed out on AP expenditure on jutsu
12/07/10: A Rank: Negotiations with Sand +3 Stamina
03/22/11: Engiversary 7.0 Thread Point +1 Control
03/31/11: Blood is Memory Without Language +2 Stamina, Kachuu no Jutsu
04/16/11: Eerie Ears
05/26/11: Empty Tanks +1 Stamina, +1 Willpower, Tsukaeru no Jutsu
06/01/11: Suspicion & Rage +2 Stamina, Stage 6 Decaying Fist
08/07/11: Judging So Hard +2 Speed, Kirigakure Shunshin no Jutsu
01/06/12: Red Village
01/30/12: Strip Teas +3 Stamina, 1AP: +1 Stamina
06/02/13: Of Cleaver Swords and Pig Tails +3 Willpower
02/03/14: Special Special +3 Strength
03/01/14: Celestial Dragon vs. Chrome Dome +2 Strength, Shiiru Ninpou: Iku
03/07/14: Global Ninjutsu Revamp - Water Walking -> Reduced Earth
03/21/14: Testing the Waters +3 Strength
04/16/14: Deeper into the Test +2 Strength, +1 Stamina
04/18/14: Test Results +1 Willpower, +1 Tactics, Stage 7 Decaying Fist
05/09/15: Underneath the Underneath +3 Power
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:42 PM   #2
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Out of curiosity, but why are you using 2 Mist AP? I only gave out one to each char.
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There were two mist AP from Shirou from the OnT version of this character, I didn't put in the AP you gave out because I doubt I'll get this into the register in time.
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Technical seem to be fine.

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When Fuun first met the old man he was little more than a drunk, I nice drunk though.
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If he wasn't coughing and sniffle with some childhood illness he was screaming like any other healthy infant.
Watch your parallel structure

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When they returned with no proof that the woman had ever there Mouko called off the search,
doesn't make sense

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Instead the old shinobi would simple tell the boy the tales of Kirigakure from memory,
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this helped the two formed an almost immediate bond.
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that's all I can see for now. Please add a quick rundown of your genin promotion as well.
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Corrected everything you pointed out, except the parallel structure thing; I slept through all four years of high school English and have no idea what it is.

As for the rundown of his genin promotion, I'm not exactly sure what you want. I assume you mean his genin test, if that's the case I'm not sure what to put; the one described in Mist's info page only affects characters 15 years old and younger.
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Technicals look alright, although Meno needs to have a last say about the Mist GMAP business.

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Change sniffle to sniffling.
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