Name: Yukihiro Tsuda
Actual Age: 232
Appearance Age: 26
Non-Battle Theme: I Love This Bar - Toby Keith
Battle Theme: Guilty Gear XX - Still in the Dark
Rank: Captain. Squad 13.
Side: Gotei 13
Personality: Yukihiro is as laid back as can be for the most part. Sure, he's incredibly talented in combat. Sure, he's fairly intelligent. Sure, he's no slouch at Kido. But honestly, he'd rather kick back and have a drink with those he considers friends, or grab a bite to eat in the world of the living when he can get some leave time.
Powers: Ranked E-Rank (Weak) to S-Rank (Incredible)
Reiatsu Level: B-Rank
Shuunpo Skill: A-Rank
Zanjutsu Skill: A-Rank
Analysis: Average for Captain-Level. No blaring Weaknesses, but no major strengths.
Reiatsu Color: Emerald Green
History: Back in the day, Yukihiro was an exorcist of sorts. He could see and interact with spirits. It earned him a decent living and even helped him meet his wife. But the problem with seeng spirits, is that they can see you as well. Most, of course, are harmless ghosts of people who just can't or don't want to pass on. Some are malevolent, however... and those are more than problematic. It was one of those malevolent spirits that cost Yukihiro his life.
"I thought it would be a routine exorcism. But I was wrong about that. See... here's how it went down... I was, as usual, operating alone. No need to involve the wife and my kid, right? And outside this nobleman's home I felt a less than benevolent presence. No sooner did I turn around, a monster took a swing at me. Tell you what... I was scared out of my head. I was almost sure I was gonna lose my life. But that didn't mean I wasn't going to fight for it. I drew my sword and slashed at it. The thing seemed almost surprised that I could see it, let alone attack it. Amazingly, The leg I had slashed at only took minor damage... a solid cut, but I was trying to sever the thing. I knew for a fact then, that I was in deep."
"In any case... I still fought. But the thing was wearing me down a lot faster than I could hurt it. I eventually fell... my wounds taking their toll on me. But wouldn't you know it? Someone came to my aid. A woman in a black kimono, wielding a Katana not so different from mine. She killed that thing dead in two tips of a whiskey bottle. Problem was... I was too far gone and couldn't be saved. She told me about the soul society, and that I showed great promise and bravery in fighting the "Hollow" despite being only a human. I knew I wouldn't survive the wounds... I could feel the darkness coming for me. So I made one final request... that I could appear before my family and tell them what had happened to me... and that I would be waiting for them on the other side. She agreed to take my spirit to them and allow me to relay said message."
"So now here we are... In the Soul Society. I'm a successful Shinigami... or Soul Reaper if you prefer, my family is here after living good lives in the world of the living, and I have plenty of friends to spend my days with and who I'd trade for nothing. So... what's your story?"
- Yukihiro to a Soul Reaper who just graduated.
Name: Sagi-Shi (Translation: Deceiver)
Shikai Release Phrase: Daze and confuse my foes... Sagi-Shi!
Main: Allows Yukihiro to change his combat style far more quickly, enabling him to mimic the attacks and movements of his foes. In doing so, he irritates them to a degree that they will likely become reackless and leave an opening in their defenses that he can exploit.
(note: He cannot copy major techniques such as Benihime, Senbon Zakura, Getsuga Tensho, etc)
Secondary: Allows Yukihiro to minorly change his appearance. He can alter the appearance of his face and basic body structure, enabling him to disguise himself as another man... or even a woman, given his slender build.
Bankai Release Phrase(optional) : Confound the senses and obscure the truth, hidden behind your smoke and mirrors. Miryoku-Tekina Sagi-Shi!
Bankai Name: Miryoku-Tekina Sagi-Shi (Translation: Charming Deceiver)
Bankai Abilities: Not only can Yukihiro make use of the abilities granted by his Shikai... but he hones them to a degree that is almost unbelievable. Once in Bankai state, Yukihiro can perfectly copy any foe's fighting style he has fought in the past and use it to his advantage. He also is able to read his current foe's movements to such a degree, that he is a perfect mirror of their attacks (albiet a MICROSECOND slower, as he needs to see the attack start to mirror it). To top off his copy abilities, Yukihiro can also mirror the appearance of his current foe or of past foes to an eerie precision... including the sound of their voice.
(note: In Bankai, he can copy major techniques, but they are significantly weaker than the real thing )