Characters I like make it here, this is mostly for back up as computers can be asses and break. I don't know much about Japan so things may seem wrong or out of place. I may even put characters that are related to mine in here as will as I know a few exist. There will be a mix of both males and females, playing either sex is really not that hard.
Some of these characters came to mind ater watching Deadliest Warrior and such has given me the idea to make a character based on that style.
My top three warriors:
Name: Ryuunosuke Takeshi Miyamoto
Build: Athletic Body
((Don’t ask why it has guns and bullets, the armour is the important thing))
Height: 5” 9”
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Appearance outside Armour: Long black hair, brown eyes, has a body of a trained athlete and a large scar on his face starting from the lower part of his right eye which crosses the bridge of his nose to the upper left side of his eye. He is rather rugged and manly at first look. He is very pale due to rarely having his armour off except when he spends long periods of time with his wife or if his armour is being repaired. He has surprisingly thin eye brows, and an average looking face though women seem to throw themselves at him. While he is not in armour his hair is not tied together to keep it in place but once in armour will have it done up. Due to his body type many think of him as a protector and the kids would call him a strong giant.
1st: Katana (Sword)
2nd: Naginata (Pole)
3rd: Yumi (Bow)
4th: Kanabo (Club)
Armour Features:His armour has words written in places such as one of his shoulder pads which have the word ガス (Sprit), the word 強さ (Strength) on the other shoulder pad. The chest area has a small imprint of the word 知恵 (Wisdom) going down his chest plate. The helmet itself has more than a word on it, it says 光と闇だけお互いを破壊ではなく、共存できる、バランスが鍵です (Light and darkness can only coexist, not destroy each other, balance is the key) There is also a little piece of something his wife made for him which is now nothing but a rag. The rag has the Japanese flag on it though mostly dirty from dirt and blood from him or his enemies.
The armour is mostly black and purple for the most part, the mask itself is mostly purple and gold. His wife gave it to him as it once belonged to her father who was also a samurai. Back then it was black and red though his wife thought about breathing new life into it. The armour is not in perfect condition, not anymore. The scratches are the only real damage as the armour is fixed every few years. The metal parts of his armour does not shine like it once did, his wife always made sure he looked good even if he was out there with his life on the line and taking lives of others who thought of themselves as strong or evil. Most of the armour is just leather while the important areas are metal.
Personality:Like most samurais he was loyal, if he was asked something by his master he would do without question. Focused most of the time though the thought of his wife was what kept him focused mostly. He has a mask which hides his true self when in battle, in battle it is about death for him or his opponent. He would go out of his way to help those he needed it such as the poor or those who were preyed on by criminals. He is true to his beliefs and traditions which are things people remember him for. He has compassion for others except his true enemies and he knows who is worthy and those who are not. A born survivor and is a loving person to his wife and other family members scattered around the country.
Ryuunosuke is wise, the master would dare to say wiser than him and he is also an idealist. He does not really like giving orders but if needed to he will do to get things done and for the most part is trustworthy. The dark side of him is his battle side though Ryuunosuke has to suppress most of it as his dark side is nothing more than a monster. He is rather spiritual and believes the afterlife keeps an eye on all the people they know. Though there is no proof he believes in ghosts, zombies and all that stuff many believe not to be true.
Bio:Ryuunosuke was born in a big family, he had three brothers and two sisters and Ryuunosuke was the oldest. The youngest brother died at the age of two from unknown reasons. The second eldest brother left at 14 to become a monk and the last brother went on to be a palace guard. The eldest sister was married at the age of 18 and has been a house wife ever since and the youngest sister was taught the way of the samurai like her elder brother Ryuunosuke. Their mother and father were both samurai’s meaning their children would become one as well if they wanted to. They did not feel their children needed to become samurai’s, surprisingly only two of them wanted to, they said they felt it in their blood.
Ryuunosuke was born on the 19th of August 1899 in a small Japanese village somewhere close to the mountains. They moved to one of the cities until Ryuunosuke and his youngest sister went off to train with their new master who saw talent in both of them. Though at this time women were not equals in many people’s eyes the master, her brother and family did see both males and females as equals. They were trained somewhere deep in the mountains and finding this place meant you were worthy of the masters training which both Ryuunosuke and his sister had managed to find after a solid month of looking for. Day to day they would do whatever their master said, the daily training was always different and sometimes it felt like there was no training though there was more to it then what they thought.
Days turned to weeks, weeks turned to months and months turned to years. A solid two years passed by and both were ready to leave their masters place in the mountains. Every year they would come back to visit the master, when Ryuunosuke was 19 and his sister was 17 they returned to find there master was no longer with the living. His age had got to him so they buried him and made a small shrine for him before locking the place up to the master could rest in peace forever. From that point his sister went off on an adventure though came home once every year and Ryuunosuke went round exploring and spreading things about his master. To many his tales of his master were inspiring making many tell the tale themselves to others or made them want to take up the katana even if they could not be samurai’s themselves.
A few months of travelling Ryuunosuke found something that would change him, a young woman who was also a fellow samurai. She was only 17, they had met once when they were children but back then they did not know what the adults were up to. They both had an arranged marriage to each other and her name was Katsumi Reiko Yoshizaki. By spring they were married and Katsumi spent a lot of time at home with her husband when he was around. Though married he still went off but came home every few months to spend time with the love of his life. With Ryuunosuke taking care of making enough to look after the two of them, Katsumi dealt with everything else. A year later Katsumi was carrying their child who was going to be born in a happy and loving family. A month later Ryuunosuke got some news that one of his brothers had fled the country for being a traitor.
The news had evidence that proved he was framed by some lord in a nearby town and a note that said he would not be coming back as he would have a new life in Europe. With the evidence he cleared his brother’s name and his family’s name as well. For the next few months things seemed fine as his wife sent him letters to keep him updated. On the 5th of July Ryuunosuke returned to his town where his wife resided. The town was not what it once was as some building were burnt down or half burnt, there were many coffins and from what the locals had told him bandits came to raid the town of all its valuables. His home was burnt down and the locals had told him his wife was killed and so was his soon to be child. Upon her grave he would just stand there and think as revenge was not on his mind, his wife and master would not want him to get them back.
For the first few months he visited his wife’s grave everyday and spends most of the day with her. He would talk to his deceased wife, sit and reflect on himself and life and so on. The night before he left he had a dream of a big open space which was peaceful and in this place was his deceased wife, his master and young brother who died at 2 years old. It was just a dream of what they would want him to do, they would want him to continue what he was doing and protect the innocent against bandits and others who threatened their lives. He did not argue, he could never so no to his lovely wife and was loyal to her, his master and his barley known brother. Before he set off he sent letters off to each of his surviving family members both blood and in-laws about what he was doing and what had happened to his wife and unborn child.
At 21 he was out and about doing things on his own until his sister had come back and found him. She was now doing things similar to her brother which gave her the idea to start a clan off. Throughout his and her travels they had met people who were like brothers and sisters, if not good friends who would put their lives in their hands. It was only two months later where they had started a small clan under the name of Ryuunosuke family which was Miyamoto. Though the clan was about Ryuunosuke did a lot on his own but help was always on hand, like many clans enemies were made by other clans and whatever else hated the idea of them being around. The building the clan members stay at have several shrines out back, one of his master and one of his wife.
Though he does what is right he had kind of let himself go, he still has an athletic build but he seems to wear mostly rugs when not wearing his armour. In many ways he still can’t get over his wife’s death and the other clan members think he never will. His personal feelings have never got in the way, in battle he is the same as always. None dare confront of him about the death of his wife, not even his sister and the family will not mention it. A year later things seemed normal enough and the clan had grown bigger, Ryuunosuke had found another woman he loved. Even though it was not his first wife he knew she would want him to move on and would not want him to forget her as well. Unlike his first wife his second was not a samurai, she was a geisha, a performing geisha meaning she as off a lot.
Ryuunosuke made sure to go with her and come back with her so no one would ever hurt her. Within half a year Ryuunosuke gained a rival who wanted nothing more than his blood on his blade. Though their skills match Ryuunosuke would always out do him because he had a noble cause unlike the other. That rivalry came to an end as his rival made a bad move of taking his second wife as hostage. Beheaded without a second thought, all that mattered was his wife was happy and safe though now several more rivals appeared. One wanted revenge for his fallen brother even though he knew why he was killed. A few months later he tried for another child and unlike last time made sure she had someone watching at all times. During the months of pregnancy Ryuunosuke went off to deal with some of his rivals and help those in need.
Because of his helpful nature many made shrines and statues for him to remember him and so that future generations know of him. He has four statues and three shrines in several places such as Tokyo, Osaka and Nagasaki are some of the places. A lot of the other places around the country have tales of him of what he did though some were made up to entertain children. Though the fake were not true it did not make them think anything less of him and the true ones made many stronger and strong willed. The Naginata was a weapon that his first wife’s family owned and was handed down to him and the Kanabo is the newest weapon though has a lot of practice with one. This weapon was given by his second wife’s father, he wanted Ryuunosuke to keep his new wife safe and happy.
The Katana was once one of many the master had, he handed one to Ryuunosuke and one to Ryuunosuke’s sister. The Katana is one of the best and is nearly impossible to find anything better if such thing exists. The master knew how to make Katana’s, each one was special and he made his students understand that as well. Each weapon has a story behind it, well all except his Yumi which he brought himself from jobs he did. He is a dead shot and knows how to put enough force when using the Kanabo to shatter bones and breaking wooden shields. He knew what he was going to do when he was old enough he was going to teach others the way of the samurai. He wanted to teach his offspring mostly but others would be allowed to learn as well.
With the thought of his first wife, his master, his family and his new wife he was hard to beat. Like a few samurai’s he has walked away from fights which injured him making him have to sit out a short or long period. He has also been close to death due to some major wounds but has managed to pull though because of his strong will. He is the favourite among kids in the town he lives in and a few others. He has a few codes he lives by and won’t kill those unarmed as he has been in this saturation a few times before though each of them were foolish not to walk away. He lives by the code and he will die by the code. He does not travel as much as he used to but he can be found at his home near the clan building with his wife. He now only does jobs that he feels is right though he leaves town every three months instead of two.