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Default Sgt. Zansetsu Koji

Name: Zansetsu Koji
Age: 19
Sex: Male
Height: 5’ 9”
Theme Song: "Fly" by Loudmouth

Country/Village: Lightning Country/Hidden Cloud Village
Rank: Sergeant/Jounin
Division: Engineering - Field Mechanic



Physical Description:
Just barely missing the 6 foot mark (and mad as hell about it) Koji’s physique emphasizes a childhood filled with miscreancy, combat training, and full on war. His mesomorphic frame is packed with enough muscle that he is just a couple pounds shy of being intimidating and is often joked on by the other jounins that he is not “big enough”, but most will not fail to realize that the soldier’s physique is like that of a middleweight prize fighter and that his body is practically an encyclopedia on scars. His hair is blonde, and cut short and can generally vary in style from “orderly and kind of spiked up” to “just plain messy looking”. Koji’s overall demeanour often ranges from “positively upbeat” to “can’t stop smiling”, his charismatic and often infectious personality is only accentuated by a pair of striking amber eyes that people often get lost in.

Clothing:
Koji mostly adheres to the regulations of LMG dress code but also requires himself to wear functional clothing that is just as fitting in the workshop as it is in the field. Foregoing traditional shinobi jumpsuits the jounin chooses to wear a pair of olive drab colored engineering coveralls specifically for the advantages of all the extra pockets to keep tools in. Most of his coveralls will have the following items adorned on them; a last name/first initial patch over the left breast pocket, chevron patch on the upper right arm, and a Cloud Engineering Morale Patch bearing the LMG Double Bolt on his right chest. While off-duty Koji can often be seen wearing these coveralls in a “half-on” style with the sleeves cinched and tied around his waist which will reveal a variety of t-shirts that he has since collected. For shoes Koji passes on wearing traditional covered sandals or combat boots and instead wears traditional black steel toe work boots.

The sleeves of his coveralls are often rolled and held up by a buttoned-strap as the reveal Koji’s major accomplishment, his combat gloves. Covering his hands and the majority of his forearms these armored gauntlets not only assist in ensuring Koji doesn’t damage his hands while working or fighting, but they also bear hidden machinations that help power his special techniques. Whenever he is in situations where he must be recognized by rank, or is on a mission the jounin will wear his standard issue Cloud-Nin flak jacket, additional pockets have been sewn onto the vest, but the most noticeable trait of the garment is that Koji took his forehead protector, which has since been damaged, burnt, and cut to the point that it is just a plate and had it riveted onto the upper left portion of his chest roughly where one generally assumes where the heart is located. Besides the pocket additions Koji has also added armored additions to his vest, including a sealable armored collar that has a LMG Double Bolt Pin on it, and a upper right shoulder armor piece that bears his chevrons.

Regardless of the radical change of clothing in comparison to more innocent times one piece of clothing remains unchanged. Koji has his lucky pair of engineering goggles which still have “ROCK YOU” written in old faded permanent marker and still have a pack of cigarettes duct taped to the side (since he is legally allowed to buy his own smokes). He still continues to wear them on his forehead insisting, “You never know when you need to protect your eyes!”

Personality:
“Upbeat, positive, and always fired up” is what is stated in Koji’s dossier that the LMG keeps on file, and while that is a good place to start it hardly explains how he acts. Koji is a man who has been put through the ringer and has seen so much in the small amount of time he’s been alive that he firmly believes he has no choice but to “keep moving on and make everyone question why you smile.” Long gone are the days when Koji was a loud-mouthed, brash kid with a chip on his shoulder and constantly having something to prove, these days he feels the fact that he even survived the war proves himself.

To some extent Koji is now a thinker, but he despises making plans, he’s a firm believer that plans never work and instead prefers to think of his ideas as more “flexible guidelines” that may lead to him “making this up as he goes along.” He is constantly told he doesn’t “think things through” and he consistently states “we’ll burn that bridge when we get to it. The jounin firmly believes that if 9-year-old Koji could see himself now that he would be pleased, the man grew up wanting to be “the guy people could depend on” and these days he spends most of his time working for Cloud in some way, shape, or form. However if you were to ask him if he is a hero he would insist that heroes belong in comic books and tv shows, not in real life, he’s just a guy trying to do his best.

When it comes to politics he is 100% LMG, besides being taught by Jyuushin Nagai when he was in the academy, Koji was one of the first genin to be a test-subject to Nagai’s squad organizational method. He has been surrounded by the disciplinary structure that Nagai’s bureaucracy created that he is basically desensitized to it. Telling him that he is just a minor cog in a machine will just make him quip, “True, but I am a cog in the LMG War Machine and there is no other machine I’d rather be in.”

When it comes to civilians and enforcing the law Koji has a tendency to stick to the facts at hand and use reason then to do things like “actually follow the law to the letter” or “do what is advantageous to him,” however this has not stopped him from exercising force when he has needed to (emphasis on needed to). He doesn’t particularly like being called any derogatory terms civilians use to identify citizens, and he will insist that he, as a soldier, has “not only fought and almost died for your freedom” but “continue to ensure your safety.”

Nindo; "Way of the Ninja": "Just because you're trash doesn't mean you don't have use. That's why they call it a "garbage can", not a "garbage can't."
Clan/Bloodline: None

Primary Archetype:
Daredevil
Special: When taken as Primary Archetype, the character can defy the laws of damage once during each thread.
Primary: Physical
Secondary: Mental
Tertiary: Chakra
Stat Merit: +2 to Stamina, +1 to Willpower
Stat Flaw: -2 to Tactics, -1 to Intelligence

Secondary Archetype:
Myrmidon
Stat Merit: +2 Stamina, +1 Reserves
Stat Flaw: -1 Tactics, -1 Intelligence, -1 Control

Physical

Strength: 1+23(Pool)= 24(+15 RSW)
Speed: 1+14(Pool)= 15(+10 RSW)
Stamina: 1+4(Merit)+23(Pool)= 28(+20 RSW)

Mental

Intelligence: 1-2(Flaw)+16= 15
Tactics: 1-3(Flaw)+1(AP)+17=16
Willpower: 1+1(Merit)+17= 19

Chakra

Power: 1+14(Pool)= 15
Control: 1-1(Flaw)+12(Pool)+1(AP)= 13
Reserves: 1+1(Merit)+14(Pool)+3(AP)= 19

Jutsu and Techniques

Right Season Worker’s Glove Style

Stage 1
Requirements: 5 Stamina, 3 Strength
Bonuses: +4 Stamina, +3 Strength, +2 Speed

Special Techniques

Name: Foot Trap
Requirements: Power 2, Reserves 2

Stage 2
Requirements: 8 Stamina, 6 Strength, 6 Reserves
Bonuses: +4 Stamina, +3 Strength, +2 Speed

Special Techniques

Name: Wire Shock
Requirements: Power 4, Reserves 4

Stage 3
Requirements: 11 Stamina, 9 Strength, 8 Reserves
Bonuses: +4 Stamina, +3 Strength, +2 Speed

Special Techniques

Name: Three Round Burst
Requirements: Power 7, Reserves 7, Control 6

Stage 4
Requirements: 17 Stamina, 16 Strength, 10 Speed, 14 Reserves
Bonuses: +4 Stamina, +3 Strength, +2 Speed

Special Techniques

Name: Shock Blade
Requirements: Power 10, Reserves 10, Control 8

Stage 5
Requirements: 21 Stamina, 20 Strength, 15 Speed, 16 Reserves
Bonuses: +4 Stamina, +3 Strength, +2 Speed

Special Technique
Name: Thunder Kiss '65
Requirements: Power 15, Reserves 15, Control 13

Universal Ninjutsu List

Stage 1

Kawarimi no Jutsu (Body Switch Technique)
Requirements: Power 2, Tactics 2

Henge no Jutsu (Transformation Technique)
Requirements: Control 3, Intelligence 2

Machine Affinity
Replacing:Kakuremino no Jutsu (Magic Cloak Of Invisibility Technique)
Requirements: Power 3, Willpower 2

Anrokku no Jutsu (Unlocking Technique)
Requirements: Intelligence 3, Reserves 3

RT&T (Radio Transmitter and Tracker)
Replacing: [Open Slot]
Requirements: Intelligence 4, Tactics 4

Stage 2

Kinobori/Kabenobori no Jutsu (Tree Walking / Wall Walking Technique)
Requirements: Power 5, Control 4, Reserves 4

RSS (Remote Surveillance Spider)
Replacing: Chakra Kami Nawa (Chakra Hair Rope)
Requirements: Intelligence 5, Tactics 4, Willpower 4

Stage 3

VCP (Visual Cloaking Projectors) (AP 1)
Replacing: [Open Slot]
Requirements: Power 10, Control 10, Willpower 8

ADS (Alchemical Doping Serum) (AP 2)
Replacing: [Open Slot]
Requirements: Intelligence 10, Tactics 10, Control 8

Stage 4

SRPM (Spring Razor Proximity Mine) (AP 3)
Replacing: [Open Slot]
Requirements: Intelligence 15, Tactics 15, Willpower 13, Power 14

Raiton - Electrical Release

Stage 1

Raiton: Mukounisuru (Lightning Release: Override)
Requirements: Power 3, Intelligence 2


Raiton: Dengeki Bushin (Lightning Release: Electric Shock Clone)(GMAP 1)
Requirements: Willpower 3, Reserve 3

Stage 2

Raiton: Rousuru (Lightning Release: Deafen) (GMAP 2)
Requirements: Power 5, Control 4, Reserve 4


Inventory

Shinobi Kit - 0
Tracking Needle - 1

“Sumi and Eiko”- 7
Two custom made fist-fighting gloves Koji wears to perform “Right Season Worker” techs
Hand Weapons (Armored Fighting Gloves) (2) + Combined Hidden Katar Blades (0+1+1) + Combined Senbon Needle Launcher (0+1) + Combined Tethered Needle Launcher (0+1) + Glow Capability (1)

Item Points Remaining: 0
Additional Item Points Gained: 0 (This indicates any extra item points your character may have gained)

Biography:To say Koji was raised by unconventional means would be an understatement. Being the illegitimate child of a wealthy tool merchant’s daughter he was sold as a toddler to a scientist in Sakoshi who was looking for a child. *Between the ages of 2-6 Koji was contained in a controlled, sterile room where he was the subject of several mental conditioning experiments that would eventually prove that the human mind could be resistant to things like emotional manipulation and illusions. *However for now Dr. Junpei Noritaka, Koji’s present guardian, was just attempting to condition Koji to follow orders using a series of words.

During this time Koji spent most of his free time reading comic books, specifically superhero comics. *The tales of heroism influenced the boy and he often attempted to imagine himself outside of his room trying to save the world. *The ability to want to help and be a hero was one of the traits that would stick to Koji in the long run.

Dr. Noritaka’s permit for human testing was up for renewal when the child turned 6 years old, the scientist showed the Archimedes Council the child and his ability to follow orders without question, which included a display where Koji unquestionably killed a rabbit that he was recently just given as birthday present. *The Council was mortified by the scientist’s “progress”, they claimed that it was an admission that the doctor was practicing in “mock sciences.” *He was denied renewal and was asked to leave Sakoshi for good. *For the remainder of his life Junpei blamed Koji for his failure.

Dr. Noritaka took his massive fortune and moved to Hidden Cloud Village for early retirement, he begrudgingly took Koji with him because “he was his responsibility.” *One of the first things he did was pay to have a large house built and then immediately told his “charge” that he under no circumstances was he allowed in the house, “You can go live in the shed in the back, the less I see you the better. *You’re on your own now.”

As a six year old living on his own Koji managed to survive on his own, at first he lived on rummaging through pretty much anyone’s garbage looking for food, clothes, and means to keep himself occupied. *He figured out how fix holes in clothes, cook his own meals from half-eaten food, and other survival skills on his own. *He would also spent a fair amount of time reading old comic books, magazines, books, and even technical manuals. As he got older Koji realized that it was just as easy to steal things as it was to rummage through the garbage thanks to his boundless energy. *However, Koji’s stint in thievery hardly lasted long as he became the subject of a D Class Mission. *The 8 year old boy could outrun almost anybody, but he couldn’t outrun a genin class Cloud-Nin.

Arrested and brought back to the Noritaka house the old man was chastised by the team’s jounin sensei for allowing such an undisciplined, unruly, smelly, almost feral child to just roam free, “I suggest you get this sorted, doctor.”

Once the shinobi were gone Dr. Noritaka, now much older and starting to become senile, beat the young child and then threw him back in the shed. *And as Koji laid on the floor of his shack looking up at the hole in his roof and staring at the moon and stars he officially knew what the wanted out of life. *So impressed by the physical ability and demeanor of his shinobi captors he decided that the best way for him to be a hero was to become a shinobi.

When Koji started in the academy he wasn’t the most popular kid in his class, many of his classmates were able to identify him as “that really loud kid who rifles through the garbage,” which hardly earned him any friends. *Making matters worse was that when it came to understanding the concept of chakra, controlling it, and manipulating chakra into ninjutsu the young academy student wasn’t able to grasp the concept as his grades continue to suffer he started to become more of an outcast to his classmates.

It was around this time Koji started to get bullied by other kids, one day an Academy Teacher was on his way to lunch when he saw four kids attacking one. *Concerned the teacher went to take a closer look and possibly break up the fact, but as he got closer he saw Koji actively fighting off four kids with a fervor and animosity he had only seen in mortal combat. *Under no circumstances was he winning, he was just an untrained fighter, but he was holding his own. *The teacher finally broke up the fight and sent the attackers away, and as Koji walked away the teacher started to talk to him.

Within the conversation Koji expressed his frustration with the Ninja Academy, he explained that he came here because he wanted to learn to wield power and help others, but he’s failing every Ninjutsu and Genjutsu class he registered for? *The teacher then asked him if his curriculum had any Taijutsu classes, and then explained to the academy student that the present state of the academy was flawed from the start, that too many kids like Koji were considered “dropouts” just because “they couldn’t grasp the basics.” *After having a long conversation with the teacher the young academy student decided to keep trying and accepted the academy teacher’s advice of letting him organize the students class plan, and that teacher was none other than Jyuushin Nagai.

Now following a more taijutsu-centric class curriculum, that also centered around remedial chakra control, Koji stopped feeling disheartened about school. *The more he started to enjoy school the more time he spent taking full advantage of things like school lunch, exercise equipment, and a comprehensive library. *It was in the Cloud Academy Library that Koji would come up with his first big idea. *One of the things Koji had problems doing during all of his classes was naturally changing chakra into the electricity necessary to use Raitons. *But what if instead of changing chakra into electricity, using chakra as a fuel source, to power a machine that generated electricity? *Granted it couldn’t be used in a practical way in a combat situation, but such a machine could be useful in an emergency or survival situation.

Having little resources to his name and fishing almost everything out of the garbage in his free time Koji was able to generate an engine that was powered by his own chakra. *But creating the engine was just the first step of the process. *Koji would continue on with school and then work on his new pet project after hours in his shed, on several occasions Koji’s shack would just erupt into random explosion, verifying that yet again Koji failed. *But the kid refused to quit, and kept working on it. *And then one day Koji came to class and strapped to his hands were a large, bulky pair of metal boxing gloves.

Most of the students laughed at him for his “ugly giant gloves”, one particularly noticed that they looked like a metal version of those foam fist little kids played with. *But when it came time for Koji to finally show his work he introduced his class and teacher the weapon he called “The Engineer’s Gloves.” *For starters Koji explained that by making them heavy he was not only assisting in making himself stronger but also assuring that every swing of the fist was a hard hitting punch. *He also showed the gloves were capable of firing senbon multiple senbon needles. But the main feature Koji wanted to show everyone was when he unscrewed the light bulb out of his teacher’s lamp and held it in his hand he was able to not just light it up, but make it explode.

Some were impressed by Koji’s gloves, many felt it was all parlor tricks. *But it was enough to deem the child competent enough in the shinobi arts that he was officially a genin. *Overly psyched about graduating from the academy Koji brought his forehead protector and gloves to Old Man Noritaka to show he was officially a shinobi, all the old man said was, “Good, maybe that means I will allow you to actually do some work around this house for a change.”

Koji was quickly assigned to Genin Team #078, he was grouped with Genjutsu Specialist Tsuji Kokei and Projectile Specialist Yoshizawa Sumi, the three of them were put under the tutelage of Ninjutsu Specialist Ohba Naizen. The team got along for the most part, Koji quickly showed an ability to lead his teammates well but generally tended to get personally involved in their personal matters that were none of his business. Their teacher paid equal attention to each student and showed that he cared by showing interest in the each student’s primary hobbies. However with age comes complications, as Koji got older he began having feelings for Sumi, however Kokei had such feelings as well, after what had been a fair friendship for two years was now a bitter rivalry for the feelings of a girl.

Slowly this rivalry lead to even higher values of mistrust between the two teammates, which caused the team to horribly fail any attempts to be promoted to the Chuunin rank. The shinobi education advisers noticed this being a recurring problem and decided that Koji was the problem and released him of his team assignment, and inserted a newly graduated team member into the team.

No longer on a team Koji was forced to train and learn on his own, but the government then assigned the young genin to an internship in Sakoshi City with mechanics engineer Satake Koshi, a man that had allowed a shinobi as his intern due to the strikes on his record for public drunkenness. Koji immersed himself in the science of mechanics and slowly drifted away from the war between the Cloud Shinobi and the Government.

Sadly two years into internship Koji had received horrible news, Genin Team #078 was killed in the line of duty while investigating suspicious animal activity in Sarutan Village, sadly mission intelligence had not figured out that the "suspicious activity" was no more than a Jounin Beastmaster working for the G-Men and the team was mauled to death by a pack of highly trained bears. This news was all that it took for Koji to quit his internship in Sakoshi City and once again try harder then ever to fight for Hidden Cloud and his former fallen teammates.

However team stability continued to be a problem for Koji as he was consistently transferred in and out of teams for about a year performing random missions. *Eventually the Cloud Educational Advisers set Koji aside for a “special assignment” he would report to the Academy as soon as he was able to. *Arriving at the academy Koji was introduced, yet again, to jounin sensei Jyushin Nagai, prodigy Jounin Naoya Fukuda, masked Jounin Kowareru Lavaken, and Chuunin Ichina Etsuko.

Nagai attempted to explain Koji’s new assignment, that they were all at the ground floor of attempting to “reorganize leadership roles.” *He explained that Naoya and Lavaken were “equally in charge of him” but that when they were busy he would be answering to Etsuko, then Nagai explained that two additional genin will be working alongside him. *And that was when Koji met his new teammates shifty as hell Kazuo Kiriyama and partially air headed inventor Eiko Tawara. *Between the two genin Koji had only met Kazuo before in passing.

As a unit the “Alpha” Squad became a very interesting project in managing human resources and teaching shinobi, the three genin often worked together but needed to be constantly controlled by Etsuko, Naoya proved to be a very competent and well meaning teacher, and whenever Lavaken was around it was pretty much a guarantee that someone was about to get hurt.

Koji specifically tried very hard to ensure he was not “the problem” with the unit. Eiko and him often spent time outside of missions working on independent projects, in reality it was Eiko’s help that assisted Koji in providing a workaround for the nitrogen gas dispensers that fired his senbon launchers. Etsuko and him seemed to work well together as well, practically to the point that the Mugenkagen user taught him how to play Go. *In reality the hardest person Koji worked with on the squad was Kazuo, to the point that the two would often argue and fight among each other. *Kazuo felt Koji was “weak” and that the genin “holding himself back from his true potential.”

On several occasions Koji explained to his commanding officers that Kazuo was “about to go off the deep end” and that instances of sparring with him “often turned deadly.” While Etsuko believed Koji the other two Jounin, particularly Lavaken, felt that Kazuo was “salvageable” and just “needed better guidance”, even though Lavaken insisted that the “preferred guidance method” was “my foot in his ass.”

It was around the time of the fire in Hima that the unit began to falter, refusing to work with Kazuo in a dangerous situation Koji decided to go work with a team of Sakoshi engineers in an attempt to keep all emergency systems up and running while the Cloud-nin fought the fire. *In reality it was Koji’s team that caused the city-wide blackout during the final minutes of Cloud’s involvement. *After the fire Eiko decided that she was more concerned about her family in Sakoshi and transferred out of the unit.

As Koji continued to spend more time away from the house Old Man Noritaka continued to get more and more angry at his “charge” and proceeded to abuse him. *However the worst round of abuse from the old man came the night after Koji testified as a character witness in Nagai’s trial. *While he was still being beaten Naoya, Lavaken, and Etsuko barged into the large house to find Koji and found him beaten to a bloody pulp and unconscious. *The three shinobi looked at the old man with disgust as one of them scooped their student in their hands. *Naoya said, “I hope you got a good long look at him before you beat this child. *It’ll be the last time you ever see him.”

Lavaken added, “You never deserved him, and you’re lucky that you didn’t kill him, because now I don’t have enough time to grind you into dust.”

For the remaining months that Cloud continued the fight against the Lightning Government Koji remained bedridden. Koji was officially taken off the injured roster the same day as the Ramen Stand Revolution, it was that night Koji's life changed forever.

On the night of the Ramen Stand Revolution Koji was to meet his higher-up Etsuko for a refresher in physical training but had gotten word of the new orders to fortify Cloud for incoming attack. Then Nagai’s voice thundered back to the men and women of Hidden Cloud as he spoke his iconic speech. Koji was swayed by the man's words as he swore allegiance to Nagai, rioting incited in the Hidden Village and the genin was quickly met by a group of Denryuu-siding chuunin. Being surrounded all Koji could do was brace himself when he all of a sudden felt a pair of hands grab and push him out of the ray. Once the genin rose back up to his feet he saw one of his Squad Leaders, Naoya, proceeding to fight the group of chuunin that had accosted one of his charges. The genin insisted to fight as well, but the jounin refused and gave him some final words, to live on and never sought for anyone's approval but his own. After the jounin had said his piece he told him to run away. It was the last time the student would see his teacher alive.

Returning to the grounds of the Noritaka estate to grab everything he was attached to he noticed that the front door of the old man’s house had been breached open. *At first Koji didn’t want to care, after all the man had put him in the hospital, but his sensibility to want to help others got the best of him as he entered the domicile. *As Koji walked down the darkened halls and up the darkened stairs he finally entered the library where Old Man Noritaka spent his evenings and there he saw a grotesque sight. The old man sat in his large leather chair in a lifeless mass with several small painful looking knives stuck in him like a pincushion, all of them bearing a familiar smiling face on the handles. Lightning struck as Koji turned towards a window and there he saw the form of the old man's murderer standing in the open frame of the window looking back at him, a knife dripping with the blood of Koji's former patriarch in his hands. As the thunder rang in the background Kazuo quickly jumped out of the building and left.

Having no family and only the possession in his backpack Koji joined the march with Nagai and his followers. *Once they had completed the march and staked a claim in the north the genin became a part of the effort to help build the new hidden village since he was still considered “in physical therapy.” *Particularly Koji was assigned to help build houses specifically for displaced families, as shinobi with children were given top priority of having a stable roof over their head. *The genin assisted in the building of houses for several clans and shinobi families until it was decided that it was time for Koji to be put back on roster.

Officially back on active duty *the genin was assigned to Dog Squad in Charlie Company and it was there that he met his two new compatriots in battle, Yokujin Hattori and Sento Ozawa. *The one-eyed jounin had already known his fair share about Koji, he had seen him rummaging through his garbage before and had read the reports about his abuse. *“I was expecting a younger, smaller kid than you,” the grizzled veteran once said, “What are you doing on the Genin roster?”

Koji just shrugged, “I’m not here to bore you with long stories sir, I’m just here to fight a war”

“Good. *Cause that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”

It didn’t take long for Koji to receive his promotion once in Dog Squad, during the invasion of Hima the squad was sent to the front lines of the battle, they made a beeline for the Lightning Country Treasury building and in the process fought the G-Man that was known as “Scrooge.” *After ensuring that the treasury was secured the group continued on to disable the some of emergency countermeasures that allowed an eastern flank more access to the ground.

Koji’s actions in the Hima Invasions were rewarded with a promotion to Chuunin rank, but no ceremony was planned because new of Raikage Denryuu occupying Sakoshi caused the newly named LMG forces to mobilize. *The siege on Sakoshi was a less straightforward battle in comparison to Hima, Nagai and his forces stood their ground as they established a tent city around the inventor’s haven. *On the fifth day of the siege Nagai ordered the remaining members of Dog Squad, as everyone but Koji, Yokujin, and Sento were killed in action at Hima, and several other squads to infiltrate Sakoshi in an attempt to disable the near impenetrable defenses and sway the inhabitants to resist.

Having spent some time in the inventor’s city i Koji knew enough about the Grey Obelisk, and it’s weaknesses, to get a few teams past what many consider “the front door” of Sakoshi’s underground sectors. *Once the squad was underground they found a small base of operation to work out of in an abandoned lab. *Koji would discover, by inspecting the building, that through coincidence they had occupied Koji’s old “home,” the lab Dr. Noritaka performed his experiments.

However something seemed off to the soldier as he looked around, granted the property had aged from the years of abandonment, but it felt like someone had ransacked the lab before Dog Squad showed up. *To Koji the fight in Sakoshi is often described as a “battle of shadows”, daylight hours were often spent hiding from Denryuu’s men, all the infiltrators would attack at night, killing key figures in the occupation, destroying supplies and weapons, and sending messages back to the surface about key fortifications.

Koji would spend his days in nostalgia as he reviewed past tapes and reports that Dr. Noritaka had made, at the time Koji was hardly aware of the experiments the scientist had performed on him. *He barely remembered his starting years in the lab, but as he got deeper and deeper in the reports Koji began to realize how much of a monster Noritaka was. *Now aware that he could be manipulated with a vocal trigger, Koji tore the lab apart trying to find the final reports that stated the trigger phrases, but they were nowhere to be found. *Clearly whoever ransacked the place before he showed up took this information.

But the time for shadows were over, Nagai sent over the communication network that is was time for forces to mobilize now that Sakoshi was properly infiltrated. *A bloody battle commenced as Sakoshi started to crumble from within, it’s defenses compromised “just long enough” for the LMG to pierce the defensive forces like a broken chain shirt. *The felt like an eternity, but in the end the LMG won with heavy losses. *As Koji inspected the war torn city he sought for one of his old teammates, Eiko, but would be informed that the G-Men had executed just weeks after old Hidden Cloud Village was razed.

With Denryuu’s forces against the ropes the call to action after Sakoshi was occupied came quick, with Dog Squad officially in shambles Nagai had little choice but to divide the now 3 person team onto different fronts. *When Koji was told of this news he told Sento that this was a very bad idea, he had explained what he learned in Sakoshi and that he felt he could very well be a liability on the field now that the enemy may possibly know of his trigger phrase. *The one-eyed jounin asked him if he had ever been triggered even once in the entire span of his shinobi career.

“Well… no, sir.”

“Well then, how do you even know that it works anymore? *Maybe you outgrew it. *Don’t underestimate your willpower, I don’t have faith in much, but you have never given me a reason to not have faith in you.”

Koji knew Cloud had to have been hard-up for manpower to take Jishaku Village if Nagai had to make arrangements with the Sound Nomads to bolster their forces, in the end he accepted his fate as member of the main flank in the Yellow Offensive. *What proceeded was the bloodiest, most violent battle many Cloud-nin have ever witnessed. *At one point during the fight Koji found himself pinned behind concrete structure, suppressed by Raitons and shuriken, fire slowly creeping up behind him. *There were many times in his life that Koji had encountered fear, after all he had just survived two battles before this, but it was in this situation that he knew for certain he was going to die and he shouted in fear, “Save me a spot in hell guys, I’m on my way.”

Then it felt like time itself had stopped as the air cleared for just a moment, the chuunin peeked his head up and what he saw was something that to this day he doesn’t really know was true. *The leader of the LMG, Jyushin Nagai, had rushed into the fray with a mace in one hand and war hammer in the other and yelled, “Not today Zansetsu, not today. Fall the fuck back and regroup!”

In awe at Nagai quickly picked himself up and ran back to the rally point where the main flank regrouped and then charged again. *Confused in the fray at one point Koji needed to get his bearings back and jumped up on to a roof as he looked on at the battle, in it’s present state it appeared that the LMG was finally winning but the Denryuu’s men were still putting up a fight. *It was then that Koji heard the sound of feet landing on roof tile, he looked across the roof and in the light of the war fires he saw his former teammate, Kazuo Kiriyama. *“Alive you’re still, impressed would I be.”

“Why did you kill Old Man Noritaka, was it because he beat me?”

“No, glad I am he beat you, wounded you makes me laugh. Old man I kill because I can. *Because weak you are, unable to save not even an old man. Now you kill I will.”

“I won’t fight you Kazuo, you’re sick, you need help. *You always needed help.”

“Koji… are you a good boy?”

The chuunin’s eyes widened *as he could feel his mind trying to put his whole body in a grapple, he said in a resisted tone, “Yes… I am a god boy.”

“Are you sure?”

Koji tried to shove his gloved finger in his hand as he yelled, “YES. I AM A GOOD BOY,” trying so hard no to say it.

“Koji, be a good boy and kill me.”

The two Cloud-nin squared off on the roof of the house, glove clashed with blade as they each yelled obscenities and insults at each other. *But in the end Koji proved his chuunin superiority over the genin as he thrust him into a chimney stack and then continuously punched him in the head to the point that Kazuo could barely laugh. *The older chuunin slowly shifted from his hypnotic fugue state he asked, “What are you laughing at?”

“You are a good boy Koji, now I see you in hell,” the genin opened his shirt as he revealed a plethora *of explosive tags adorned onto his body, but Koji was able to escape before his former teammates desperate move paid off. When Koji finally came back to the main flank all the LMG Soldiers were cheering, Koji didn’t understand what was going, but then he looked up at the center of the village and he saw Nagai holding the charred skull of Raikage Denryuu. *“The war is over, we won,” he thought to himself, “I won.”

In the aftermath of The Three Factions War every Cloud-nin was brought in front of the tribunal, advisers, and Nagai himself to receive their final assessment and new assignments. *When Koji sat down in front of the table of people the newly appointed leader commended him because the number of shinobi who fought in all three major battles and survived barely hit the triple digits. *In his opinion there was enough proof on the records to officially promote Koji to that of a Sergeant, as long as he desired to stay in employ with the LMG and he approved.

Although Koji showed a willingness to continue to remain enlisted in the LMG he disapproved his promotion, the entire council was taken aback at his gesture, but he explained. *He told the council that he was aware that taking the role of a Sergeant was a very large undertaking, people would be looking to him for orders, the hope of the country would weigh on his shoulder. *However now being aware of the fact that his vocal triggers still technically work he officially felt he was too much of a liability to be put in a position of power, he felt he could be easily manipulated and that would spell trouble for the LMG. *Instead Koji suggested that he remain in his rank and transfer to Sakoshi in an attempt to reverse engineer his brainwashing. *Nagai was intrigued by the shinobi’s goal, he felt that the soldier had already proven himself worthy being baptized in the fire of battle, but if Koji was able to prove he was mentally smarter by breaking his late patriarch's mental programming then it would certainly cement his abilities, the council came to an approval for Koji and he was transferred to Sakoshi city with funding and the deed to Noritaka’s old laboratory.

In the span of 3 years Koji’s primary project was to reverse engineer his mental conditioning, but in the process of doing it he also accomplished a few smaller projects. *For instance Koji’s original attempts to break his conditioning assisted in creating a very urbane form of artificial intelligence that was able to perform functions like analyze temperatures, calculate equations, and tell time. *Another project that went surprisingly well, since Koji finally had the right tools and machinery, was a pair of fighting gloves that were befitting of a shinobi. *To make things even more interesting was that Koji was able to find a more “direct use” for the electricity the glove was able to generate as he was able to actually “punch electricity” into targets.

However all the effort Koji had directed towards the goal of “fixing himself mentally” seem to fail, it wasn’t until one morning when he woke up and found himself bearing cuts that he grew concerned. *Someone else knew about Koji’s problem, and specifically knew the trigger phrase to put Koji under. *He reported the problem to his commanding officer who wanted to start a full-scale investigation, however Koji told him that doing so may cause whoever was manipulating him to flee, and that whoever was controlling him may have the key to shutting it off.

Koji hits the bricks and started his personal investigation, he specifically found the victims and after enough examination was able to deduce that all the victims owed money to machinist Koshi Satake, the man that Koji interned under years ago. *Now a part of the LMG Koji phoned in that he had probable cause that Satake was responsible for a crime, one shakedown later and they had found stolen records that The Council had kept on Noritaka that included his work on the boy.

However Koji was no longer that boy, and as a citizen of the LMG he was considered judge, jury, and executioner when it came to the law. *So while a number of shinobi had Koshi restrained the chuunin gave it to him straight, he had enough grounds to send him to prison for three lifetimes, but he was able to let it slide if he would assist him in breaking the programming and ensuring that no one was able to manipulate Koji using the trigger phrase ever again.

The scientist of Sakoshi were so pleased with Koji's efforts to bring a nuisance to justice and with his ongoing relations with the city that they invited him to be injected by the alchemical liquids. Remembering that alchemy was not to be trusted Koji was very apprehensive about taking the injection and really wanted to back out. However flattery from the scientists got the better of him as they insisted that a specimen of his physical ability would benefit testing, having performed his fair share of field tests as well Koji reluctantly accepted the honor, but he was forever changed as his eyes turned from a dull brown to a brilliant amber.

Roughly about 2 months after being injected Koji was able to break the mental programming of his patriarch. No longer having reservations about his promotion Koji humbly accepted the council decision to become a Sergeant and then returned to Hidden Cloud to assist the country and it's government in to a new age.

Other Info: To this day Koji insists that the majority of people live in excess and "throw away too much useful stuff."

Koji has yet to win a round of Go against Etsuko.

Koji's favorite food is Venison. His favorite comic book is Kichigai, the story of Sho Yatsura, a man who has the ability to alter his reality depending on how hotblooded he acts.

Koji suffers from hysterical blindness, whenever he goes through a complete fit of anger, he tends to go blind for a few moments while his body and mind rationalize what just happened.


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Surname, First Initial: Zansetsu, K.
Alias: "Bright Eyes"
Military Rank: Sergeant
Company/Squad: Present Free Agent
Technical Occupation: Field Mechanic
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Specialization: Fist Fighting
Birthplace: Sakoshi City
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Associations: Ichina Etsuko, Ozawa Sento
Dependents: None
Marital Status: Single
Declared Next of Kin: None
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05/16/2017 - Spent 8 AP from Personal Stores. 3 AP on Jutsus, 5 AP on Stats
05/17/2017 - 2 GMAP Authorized. Spent on 2 Additional Raiton Jutsus.
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Ok. I do believe this is officially completed and awaiting approval.

Edit: I don't want to spam my thread. Kaen, please confirm I can has 2 GMAP, please.
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I believe Kaen is still offering new cloud characters 2 GMAP.
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I very much am! And this qualifies, I think.
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Very well then, 2 GMAP used on Raitons then. Anymore critiques from anyone?
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Moved to registry at player request, annnnd, looks good. I'm assuming that everything with Etsuko/Sento was either roleplayed out or discovered with Grans/Bass beforehand, since they're both around. If not, go ahead and ask them about it. But in the meantime, I see not reason to refrain from giving my Cloud GM Approval.
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If it's good enough for Kaen, it's good enough for me. Halferino'd.
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Unless my math is off, you have 70 points spent in physical which may change your jutsu lay out.
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Nah, your math is right, that is totally not supposed to be 70.

Somehow I forgot to math somewhere, but knew I could get AT LEAST, level 5 RSW. Overall it doesn't screw with my jutsu setup, which is pretty damn janky in the first place in comparison to a "master build", it just really holds back my game plan of being so close to getting level 6 RSW.

BUT I'LL JUST GET ALL THE RP POINTS, IDGAF. NAWMSAYIN?

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With that fixed, take by Half, you vagrant drunk. :P
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