Owned by The Kaio-Ken Kid
Bender type: Firebender
Karuza is about average size for his age clocking in at about 5 feet and 10 inches.He is very slender,but yet maintains a muscular physique,though it's hard to notice with the baggy clothes he wears.He likes to keep it casual and hates dressing formally and you can only get him to do it on very special occasions,although he will not take off his hat or kicks no matter what situation. Karuza's eyes shine in a bright emerald green color (sometimes orange/hazel depending on the lighting) with olive colored skin and long hazel/reddish colored hair although only the ends of it are visible due to him always wearing a black beanie. He is often seen with his Skateboard, which is his preferred mode of transportation and his baseball bat in case he needs to knock some skulls in if he gets into some kind of trouble.
The kid has somewhat explosive personality. He is rash,impatient,determined and reckless. When in battle he rarely focuses on the damage to the environment he is causing. He is arrogant and grumpy,very rarely in a good mood. The only time he ever seems to be truly enjoying himself is during a fight and he is extremely violence prone. This might have to do with his traumatizing childhood and he often has random fits of rage. He is very anti social and un-trusting, making him think very little of people.He hates almost everything and loves very little. It takes a lot to gain his respect. Although he is rough around the edges, once you break through his exterior his can be a very gentle soul and can be very compassionate. He has a very high sense of honor and will not tolerate in just or an unfair fight.
Despite his very brash and blunt nature, he shows visible hesitation and a more shy like personality when dealing with females he is not familiarized with. He often blushes, avoids eye contact, and has a heavy stutter around them.
However after the traumatic experience that he had during his encounter with the Zhi Fong gang, his personality took a drastic change. No longer as vibrant or dramatic as before, he has taken on a darker tone. As a result Karuza has become quite the cynical, snarky, sharp-tongued, self-loathing and sarcastic asshole in response; even more so than before. Riddled by a strange form of post dramatic stress, he has a knack for seeing the worst parts of people no matter how much they hide it. He is much more brooding and holds himself in a way that expresses that he gives no shits if he has to split your skull in two. Mixed in with his already bad experiences in his past he can be seen as cold, unapologetic, and manipulative. Parts of his former-self still lay within him such as his short fuse (as well as even more violence-prone), and anti-social tendencies although over-achingly he might as well be a different person. In a way, he is.
Karuza was born and raised by his two parents (both non-benders) in the northern Fire Nation. His parents were amongst the higher class citizens of the fire nation, being extremely wealthy, dabbling in invention and business endeavors along with being the most prominent people in the weapons making industry. From a very young age, Karuza was a mischievous child,being labeled a trouble maker compared to the many well mannered and shallow children among his mists. He never seemed to quite fit in with the crowd and was always secluded from his peers. He was often called a "waste of genius blood" by his teachers and other around him and that he was not worthy of being born into his prestigious family. It didn't help that he hadn't seemingly inherited his parents genius, being a horrible student and having reading along with writing problems. Unlike his older brother, Hanata, who was naturally gifted in everything he did including his studies, which caused him to always be compared to his brother. This caused young Karuza to lash out and get vengeance on those who were mean to him by the power of pranks.
By the age of 6, Karuza had been successfully named the menace of his town.Hated by most,and loved by only some which were mainly his parents. They are the only ones who saw him for the compassionate and caring boy he was instead of a no good slacker like his older brother and everyone else did. Karuza loved his parents dearly, being especially close to his mother who made him feel like he was actually meant to be who he was. It didn't last long though,the day of his 9th birthday Karuza had found out that he was a fire-bender,but it had came with a deathly cost. The same night he had found out that he was a bender, his house caught on fire,burning down the hole building. Karuza and Hananta barely made it out alive,which could not be said for the parents as they were caught under a flaming beam and then burned to death in front of their children's eyes. Eventually reinforcements came in,and people began to question just how the fire erupted in the first place. It was then revealed by Hanata that his younger brother was the culprit and that he had caught Karuza fire-bending in his bed room, calling him a "freak of nature",which lead to the younger brother lashing out at Hanata and caused the fire. It didn't take much for the town to turn on him and the people even wanted to have the young boy imprisoned for his actions. Scared for what might happen next, Karuza made a hasty escape, running away from his home to never return.
The next few years had been hard on Karuza, as he had to fend for himself on the streets of the poorer side of the nation,hoping that his persecutor would settle down the search for him. In that time period Karuza had vowed to himself never to fire-bend again for the rest of his life, which would be eventually broken when he turned 12 years old and had been cornered by bandits whom of which he had stolen money from. After this, Karuza himself began to experiment with his bending and found himself quickly getting more proficient on his own. Although he hadn't inherited his parent intellectual genius, he had become a prodigy in the ways of bending and fighting even teaching himself most of what he knows. From then on he had trained his body and mind so he could become a more well rounded fighter,gathering knowledge from every source he could including books and other people. Although due to his homeless condition he was still considered inexperienced due to him never having any formal training. Karuza had become a master of improvisation, adapting to his current situation and "winging" it without a hard strategy. During these escapades to learn more about being a bender, he had stumbled upon some of his families history, which to his surprise had some surprising information. It had turned out that his grandfather on his mothers side and his grandmother on his fathers side were both famous fire-benders,who died in at a young age about 10 to 14 years before he was born, which caused him to remember that both his parents had always said that he reminded them of one of their parents.
By the age of 15,Karuza had mastered adaptability,and had thought that something good had came out of his firebending. Thinking the past was behind him,he even once began to pack his bags and set out to go back home, but he was stopped dead in his tracks halfway there. He saw old wanted posters with his face on it which made him rethink going back,but decided it would be for the best if he went anyway. When he got into town almost no one recognized him (although he recognized most of them there) due to his appearance change during the years he had been gone. Not even his older brother, who he immediately went to and asked for forgiveness. Hanata, rich and plentiful from his inherited money,was disgusted by his brother and even called his guard and the local police to capture his brother. Karuza had narrowly escaped the clutches of his brother, but things were worse this time around. This time,wanted posters were scattered all around the Fire Nation with his face and name on it. Hanata even went as far to put a bounty on his head with an incredible amount of money if they kill Karuza. He was extremely scared,he had never felt this way before but he knew what he needed to do. He began devising a plan to escape to Republic City,recently the city had begun the project of bringing in immigrants from other nations to help increase the population that had declined during the Civil War. He contacted some people that he knew that could make it happen, and eventually the plan worked exactly as planned. He wore a red cloak over his head and got on the boat while one of his friends drew attention to themselves.When the boat had arrived, he couldn't believe that he had actually made it. A new beginning awaited him in Republic City.
The user's punches and kicks will automatically create small arcs of fire from them as they strike that spills forward in the direction of the attack.
The user is able to shoot small blasts of fire in rapid succession toward something.
The user is able to create a belt of flames which they can use to strike and burn with.
The user is able to increase the heat of the air, objects and liquids.
The user is able to, if timed correctly, break away or deflect other fire attacks.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user is able to create intense bursts of flames from their hands and feet which can be used to propel them through the air for a short time. (Achieved after 1 week)
The user is able to create a large semi-dense stream of fire in a given direction from a physical attack that can strike and even topple something hit by it. (Achieved after 2 weeks)
Ember Sentinel(Achieved after 1 month)
The user sends forth a massive fireball which explodes into a torrent of flames upon contact. The user must take time to build up this attack and is vulnerable while doing so.
The user is able to immolate something in a thin film of concentrated flames. Due to the concentration, the flames are highly resistant to being extinguished but also cannot be bent away from where they are once they are applied unless they are removed entirely.
The user is able to envelope an area in a massive wall of dense flames in order to block attacks or obstruct a path. The user is unable to move while controlling these flames, however, they can redirect this wall willingly while controlling it.
The user can project a wide flame attack around them which can knock nearby enemies over.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed. Also, Master level powers can only be achieved after 7 months and require 2 open power slots.)
The user gains a partial resistance to normal flames from other people (excluding Enhanced Fire, Fire Breath and Wall of Flames) and natural sources as well as a near complete immunity to their own flames. (Achieved after 2 months)
The user is able to focus their fire so effectively that it can become lightning. The lightning is far quicker and more unstable than fire and cannot be blocked or redirected by any means other than another person who can Lightningbend redirecting it. Creating lightning takes a huge toll on the user and if used more than a few times without a large break it will likely backfire on the user and injure them. (Achieved after 7 months)
Base Ball Bat/ Skateboard
Karuza's style of fighting closely resembles Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. Jeet Kune Do or "a style without style" is the high emphasis on adaptability and improvisation. Lee emphasized this above all: “the worst thing you can do is to anticipate the outcome of a fight. You ought not to be thinking of anything but his attack and your response. Clear all other thoughts from your head, or they will slow you down.Thus, you use one stance, the western fencing “en garde” stance. Remain bouncing on the toes in order to switch from left forward to right forward foot, to retreat or to advance, to be able to kick with either leg. Footwork is all-important in a real fight, as it determines how far you are from the attacker.Elements of Wing Chun include close-quarters trapping of hands and feet; no kicks higher than the waist, since kicking higher than this leaves the groin and standing leg vulnerable; and simultaneous attack/defense . Elements of Jiu-jitsu include body throws and strike deflection. Emphasis is placed on the speed of strike combinations, and well trained practitioners can strike the attacker’s throat up to 10 times in one second. Karuza resembles this style much although with his own little street style of it which comes with boxing like punches and dirty strikes to win a fight,infused with his fire-bending.
However as time has went on Karuza's style changed drastically, while keeping the fundamentals of his previously established capabilities. Since he was a never formally trained in fire-bending he went on to learn the more traditional art form as well as the pro-bending like style to broaden the versatility of his move-set. Since then the real world equivalent still holds the same basics as Jeet Kune Do however it much more like a compound style than singular. Aside from Wing Chun, Jiu-Jitsu, and Jeet Kune Do his style is a personal mixture of Tae-Kwon Do, American Boxing, Judo, Aikido, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Karate, and Dragon Style Kung Fu in such makes it much more brutal and tactical than before.