Owned by Hydrocarbon1997
Bender type: Nonbender
Kenta can often be found in his grey police uniform when on duty, while working he is fully equip with his entire arsenal and protective gear seen below. When not, he'd simply wear typical street clothes and carry around his bo staff.
He's very short, standing at only 5'5. Puberty seems to have neglected him due to his young appearance. Though he's definitely in shape, possessing a small, but sturdy body.
Overtime, Kenta's combat skills have excelled with training and experience. Meaning he's far less self loathing and critical of himself now. He's still quite determined to protect the city and better himself. Though that cowardly little boy Kenta was is still in there somewhere, revealed when he's in extreme danger. There is a strong chance he could be overwhelmed by his fear and near selfish desire to live. But his heroic drive and sense of duty could convince him to keep going.
He's still quite shy and socially awkward, but a kind, affectionate heart nonetheless. Kenta also possesses a naive outlook and general inexperience on certain things. His relationship with Jiang has been quite the learning experience, before her he had quite little knowledge of sex and romance. But he tries his best to learn. Still being quite young, he's likely to admire and greatly respect others. Somewhat mannerly, he dislikes cursing and seeming rude. Being a follower at heart.
Kenta was born to Kamina and Sakura, an infamous duo of criminals that traveled across the Earth Republic. The couple were both immensely skilled earthbenders, Kamina was able to bend lava while his wife was a metalbender from Zaofu. When Kenta was born on a dry summer day, they were quick to assume their child would be a talented earthbender who’d further aid in their goals.
The frail boy was nothing like his athletic and powerful father and you couldn’t even tell Kamina was his father. He had inherited his mother’s soft blue hair and was immensely happy with the resemblance. Kamina and Sakura decided to lessen their crimes so they’d have more time to raise their son. After a fair amount of babying from his mother, Kamina had decided at the age of 7 it was high time his son learned how to earthbend.
Sadly these attempts were completely in vain, since the boy couldn’t so much as levitate a pebble and his father wasn’t happy in the slightest. Kamina had begun talk of abandoning Kenta, but Sakura had grown attached to her son more than she expected to. Arguing that a nonbender could still be useful with proper training.
When Kenta was about 10, his savage father had finally gotten himself arrested. Sakura took her son and went into hiding. She truly loved her criminal lifestyle and wanted what was best for her son. So she decided to leave him at an orphanage that seemed well off enough and went to continue her criminal exploits alone.
Being an immensely short boy with no bending to speak of just couldn’t compete with the other children, so getting adopted seemed nearly impossible. Whenever Kenta was dumb enough to mention his parents’ lifestyle, the prospective parent/parents refused to take him. As more children were taken into families and leaving him behind, Kenta’s self-esteem became nearly non existent. An unwanted weakling, unable to bend and born to dirty thieves. Absolutely nothing to be proud of.
His descent into depression and self loathing had lasted for 2 years. It honestly seemed like the undesirable boy would never be taken. Honestly he just wished his mother would quit her unlawful antics and return to the orphanage to reclaim him. Even to the point where he constantly dreamed about the incident that never happened. It was a cool afternoon, a tall and well build man sporting grey hair had arrived to the orphanage. The stranger had seemed about 50 and a large armadillo tiger followed him. After meeting Kenta, he could already sympathize with the boy and decided he’d be his new son. Kenta honestly referred to it as the best day in his life.
His new father was Garuza, a grizzled non-bender had merely wanted someone to pass on all his knowledge to. He possessed a widespread number of weapons and knew how to use everything single one of them, since he was a beloved police officer back in his prime. Bravely besting countless criminals regardless of their bending prowess. These feats astounded Kenta, as he learned his foster father’s incredible skill. He was told of his each of his amazing, thrilling tales.
Before Kenta came along, it seemed like Garuza’s armadillo lion Senshi was his only friend. At first, he was terrified of the ferocious beast, but he quickly got used to him. It wasn’t long before Garuza had earned the title “dad”. Evidence that the young man truly thought Garuza deserved it, rather than some greedy asshole who was rotting in a cell somewhere.
Garuza had hid it from his son as long as he could, but the man practically wasting away. His life span was immensely short. Kenta somewhat noticed, but he figured it was just some common sickness. When Garuza passed away in his sleep, the 16 year old boy was devastated. He just couldn’t stop crying, even after he was forced to bury him all on his own.
Deciding he owed it to his father, he decided to take care of Senshi for him. Having deeply bonded with the beast. Now on his own, Kenta had to do his best to support himself. So that meant any crap job he could find. His true goal was to be a cop, bravely fighting criminals. But many people just wouldn’t accept a 5’5 boy as an officer of the law. Many of the people he tried to work for were the same officers who tried in vain to arrest Kamina and Sakura, so they weren’t thrilled at the idea of having their only son within their forces.
After about two years of this discrimination, he read a flyer about Republic City. It would be a completely clean slate for him, no longer plagued by a terrible reputation. The thought was just so relieving to him. He found the quickest train he could afford and made his way to his new home with Senshi. Deciding he’d add some “white lies” about his life. First Garuza would be his real father, second would be he served in the local police force of his village. Using Garuza’s stories to seem like his own experiences, figuring this would increase his chances to be accepted.
After arriving, he was able to join the RCPD as a cadet and completed some mandatory training. So at the age of 18, he was a cop just like his father. Wanting to prove to himself that he was more than just some weak runt..
The user is adept in basic martial arts, allowing them to stay on par with someone who has focused their training on bending.
The user has trained extensively with the use of classical weapons in order to make up for their deficit when it comes to taking on a bender.
The user has received extensive training in their agility in order to increase their raw physical speed. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
The user has received extensive training with weights and other forms of exercise in order to increase their raw physical strength. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
The user has received extensive training in physical endurance in order to increase the amount of physical energy they have at any given time. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user is knowledgeable in basic medical training using herbs and other medicines to treat minor injuries on themselves and others. (Achieved after 1 week)
The user has and is knowledgeable on how to use steam powered, mechanized joints which augments the users strength, jump height/length and forward speed. However, the use has a deficit place upon their over all agility and mobility, making it harder for them to dodge as well as turn quickly. (Achieved after 2 weeks)
Weapon Master(Achieved after 1 month)
The user is knowledgeable in crafting weapons, armors and even basic machinery made of metal and even basic composite materials. Metal is more durable but heavy and cumbersome while composites are lighter but more vulnerable.
The user has extensively trained with all forms of melee weaponry in order to become a master in the usage of them. As such, the user may use any form of melee weapon to its fullest potential. (This includes things such as: swords, axes, maces, etc)
The user is knowledgeable in forging anything made of platinum. Items are highly resilient and are unable to be metalbent. Not only this, but they are stronger and sharper than regular metals; making them able to cut through, withstand impacts better or break things a normal weapon could not. Platinum weighs just as much as regular metal would. NOTE: Under no circumstances should a character have a weapon, armor or devices made out of platinum without this power.
The user has the knowledge to construct and use collapsible shields attached to the forearms. While normally retracted, the shields extend outwards to provide more protection against incoming attacks. These shields can be made out of a variety of materials to augment their weight and strength.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user is knowledgeable in training a pet into following their orders in combat. The pet could range from a quick and agile falconhawk to a strong and powerful polarbeardog; regardless, the user can train them and command them. (Achieved after 2 months)
The user has extensively trained with all forms of ranged weaponry in order to become a master in the usage of them. As such, the user may use any form of ranged weapon to its fullest potential. (This includes things such as: bows, crossbows, throwing weapons, etc) (Achieved after 4 months)
The user is knowledgeable in the art of stealth. The user has received training that allows them to do a multitude of stealth maneuvers; from sneaking silently to achieving quick attacks without making a sound. (Achieved after 6 months)
A long club completely made from platinum that serves as Kenta's main weapon, he enjoys striking down foes with a few feet of distance and while mounted on Senshi.
Obviously these joints possess the strengths and weaknesses listed on the power section. With platinum coating and an inner layer of composite for insulation, the joints cover his entire arms and lower legs. Serving as an insulated, unbendable shell of armor to his covered areas. The joint on his left arm was designed to compensate for his platinum shield designed to withstand long range attacks. Kenta is able to put his enhanced strength to good use, able to enhance his attacks to the point where he could shatter bones, break through stone, easily throw people or knock them away with a punch and even bend or disable other platinum weapons with swings of his own.
A one handed weapon that can operate as a baton, though the limited range forces Kenta to get up close. The Jutte serves as a fine secondary weapon, able to capture swords by blocking slashes with the shaft and capturing the blade with the hook. After accomplishing that, it’d be easy to disarm the swordsman with a simple twist of the wrist.
His tertiary weapon that he often doesn’t use. But he’d use it one hand with his jutte in the other for a powerful, dual-wielding assault.
Hollowed out eggs filled with ash, ground up pepper and flour serve as Kenta’s main method for combating a foe from a distance, successfully hurling one into someone’s eye would cause them great pain and temporary blindness and grant him the perfect chance to strike.
There are small weapons somewhat like shuriken in size. When thrown, they whizz through the air and strike their targets with blunt force since they lack any sharp edges.
Kenta's composite slingshot resembles one of Chinese origin, he only uses it from a safe distance. He crafted small leather and hollow platinum spheres as ammo, he also shoots his metsubushi eggs.
Even though he doesn't use it much, Kenta is the owner of a Yumi bow that can fire incredibly sharp platinum arrows. Even though it provides more range than his boomerangs and slingshots, they're typically less deadly than his arrows.
(Yes ik it’s not a weapon, shut up.) When on duty, Kenta wears a platinum chest piece to completely protect his torso, platinum cuisses around his thighs and a platinum gorget made to defend his neck. They are all insulated underneath with composite to protect against electricity. His final piece of armor is a platinum kabuto helmet outfitted with a protective visor, so his metsubishi eggs cannot be used against him. Kenta's combat boots are tipped with platinum to enhance his kicks. While his fighting gloves are reinforced with it to amplify his punches.
The mostly docile armadillo tiger works of Kenta's constant ally. The creature seems smarter than he looks, often waiting for the right moment to strike when his master is in battle. Though he is strictly trained to repel any attacks to Kenta's back, since his mech joints make turning around a challenge. Though Kenta also enjoys sitting on top of him during battle and attacking with his kanabo. Aside from that the creature is Kenta's main form of transportation as he carries some of his weapons for him. As an armadillo tiger, Senshi wields traits from both species (Bengal Tiger and Three banded armadillo) that make it up. His outer shell is as durable as bone, meaning earth/metal attacks certainly have a chance at breaking it's dermal armor which still provides him defense and is loose enough to provide him the ability to roll into a ball nonetheless. His binocular vision enables him to view the surrounding area, but struggles with far distances. He makes up for it with impressive smell, hearing and touch. Meaning he can detect targets and operate in the darkness quite easily. Moving on, Kenta's well trusted companion can reach speeds up to 30-35 mph when he's not carrying him. In battle his teeth and jaws present powerful crushing force while his curved 4 inch claws and strong front legs allow him to lock onto and take down enemies. It's legs also make leaping, swimming and digging simple tasks. So all in all, Senshi serves as a powerful ally and Kenta's most valuable asset in battle.