Name: Kristjan Steindorsson
Appearance Age: Early 20's
Theme Song: Bullet For My Valentine - Your Betrayal
Espada Number: 4 ( Quarto )
Aspect of Death: Betrayal
Personality: Kristjan is generally critical of things. He points out the flaws in anything he notices that has a flaw. He loves nothing more than to break the body and mind of his foes and will only end the fight once the enemy is broken to his satisfaction.
History: In the past, Kristjan was a mighty Icelandic Warrior. His skill with a blade was only surpassed by his skill in bed. One night, however... he went to lay with the wrong woman. As he found out, she was the daughter of a rival Warlord... and was sent there specifically to assassinate him. She did not kill him immediately, as her father instructed... but instead, started a life with the mighty young warlord. In time, Kristjan found out who she was and confronted her. She did not deny it, and told him of the peace her father hoped their union would bring. Kristjan was relieved... and sent word to her father that he wanted to meet and discuss peace.
Peace would be fleeting... and once the rival warlord met with Kristjan, he slipped his daughter orders. She nodded and chatted with her father for a time. Kristjan began the feast, held in his wife and father-in-law's honor, and told everyone to enjoy themselves. That they did. There was drinking, tale-telling, and boasting abound... and it lasted long into the night. Exhausted, Kristjan called his wife and want to bed with her. It was there that she drove her father's family dirk into the chest of her husband. The shock nearly killed him outright, but he managed to cling to life long enough to see his father-in-law enter the room and embrace his wife in a less than wholesome manner. ... he was betrayed by the one woman he let his guard down around...
His hatred and rage consumed him, and his spirit was unable to pass on. It twisted and morphed him into what was called a Hollow... and he began to consume the souls of those he knew in life. The first to fall were his wife and father-in-law, who's souls Kristjan devoured while they lay together in their incestuous union. Next, came his friends and family. They did nothing to stop the takeover of his lands, and were therefore traitors. Then his generals... officers... and eventually most of his vassals and confidants. His hunger for the lives of those who betrayed him was insatiable, however... and he soon began to kill indescriminately.
In time, many decades later... he roamed the wastes of Hueco Mundo, devouring hollows weaker than he. In time, the collected power from those devoured hollows transformed the man into something... else. Something he came to know as a Vasto Lorde. He had gained immense power in the deaths he had caused, and in absorbing so many different minds and souls... even a measure of control over his own pain and anguish. And now, with another war looming... Kristjan bands together with the other "Espada" and sides with new allies. He would show them all his power... and in time, there would be none willing to betray him.
Cero - Kristjan fires a blast of purple energy at his foe in an attempt to harm them. He fires them off fairly rarely, as they are not terribly powerful despite his rank. Among the Espada, his Cero is the Fifth most powerful
Gran Rey Cero - Slashing into his arm, Kristjan infuses reiatsu/reishi through the blood itself and fires off a massive wave of purple and black energy nearly 20 meters across at it's largest. The attack is forbidden within the confines of Los Noches, but unrestricted anywhere else... and Kristjan is fond of using it once his foes show signs of breaking. His Gran Rey Cero is actually the Second most powerful among the Espada due to the amount of blood he pours into it.
Hierro - Kristjan's skin is hardened to an amazing degree, and he needs not fear the blades of his foes. In comparison to the other Espada, his Hierro is the third hardest.
Sonido - Due to the fact that his skills are not the greatest among the Espada as far as Sonido is concerned, Kristjan is actually fairly slow. Among the Espada, he is ranked Seventh in speed.
Name: Duas-Caras (Two-Face)
Release Phrase: Destroy them, body and mind... Duas-Caras.
Portao de Traicao (Gate of Betrayal): By moving a specific way so that the foe's attack strikes him in the hole within his chest, Kristjan distorts the space around him to return the attack at the attacker... from directly behind them. This works marvelously on attacks from weapons, as well as from techniques with a small area of effect... but is fairly tough to use against massive attacks.
Lamina Traidor (Traitor's Blade): Kristjan intentionally suffers his foe's next attack, and suffers only a portion of the damage intended. Seconds later, the foe is hit with the remainder of the damage that was intended for Kristjan. The downfall of this technique is that Kristjan must ingest a small amount of the foe's blood to establish a life-force link.
Feridas de Tempo (Wounds of Time): Calling upon his aspect of death, Betrayal... Kristjan is able to cause the fabric of time itself to stab his foe in the back. Old wounds open up all over his foe... from small papercuts, to massive gashes that threaten the foes life. This does have a backlash, however... as the flow of time demands that Kristjan also suffers some damage. His Hierro weakens immensely and renders him very vulnerable to attacks for several minutes after using this ability.