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Shu Takai
Owned by Hydrocarbon1997



New Shu
Basic Information

Bender type: Earthbender
Title: Cold Steel
Alignment: 
Current age: 17
General Status: alive and healthy
Sexuality: Straight
Relationship Status: Secretly Dating Jia
OOC Plans: The situation with the Takai twins is explained on Jia's page.


Appearance

WIP



Personality

Shu is far from the usual idea of an assassin. While most are dark and serious, Shu is rather undriven and apathetic. Mostly interested in helping his dad and sister, he doesn’t really care about others and he lacks respect for most people, but doesn’t care enough to make rude comments about them. Being “Neutral” he doesn't care about right,wrong or the laws that would bind him. He only cares about serving his father and protecting his beloved sister. Being the lazy bum he is, he’ll sometimes perform jobs half-heartedly and skip training. When he’s actually trying, Shu can be very logical, observant and levelheaded. He learned from a young age it was better to think with his head rather than his heart. Rather than being the usual over protective big brother, Shu knows to give Jia her space and never forgets she’s just as deadly as him. In fact, he can often be submissive and shy around his lovely sibling when they're alone. But he won't let that stop him from speaking up when he thinks Jia is being a hothead and tries to do the thinking when they're in battle. As long as she doesn't oppose too much.

Shu is generally okay with killing, even though growing up he had a harder time than Jia adjusting to it. He forced himself to stop caring about strangers and people he owed nothing to, deciding it was easier to block them out rather than feel guilty over his actions. In short Shu is an assassin, an apathetic,slothful and clever assassin.



History

It was a dark night in Zaofu, and Jia and Shu were crying in their shared cradle, calling out for their mother. She came, looking distressed and tired, and picked up the two of them, holding them close and swaddling them to her body. She walked wearily back to her bedroom, half asleep. At least her baby twins were silent, she thought. As she reached the bedroom a bloodcurdling scream emerged from her throat as she saw a dark, silent figure standing over her husband. Before she could process another thought there was a disturbance in the air and a dagger embedded itself in her forehead. Jia and Shu fell to the floor with their lifeless mother and began crying again, not realising what had happened. At the tender age of two, they had little connection to their family, and so when the dark stranger picked them up and whisked them out the window into a new life, they were just happy to be held again. Now, as the two of them arrive in Republic City, they reflect on their life. After Tenshi took them from their parents, the three of them relocated to a cave just out of Zaofu. This was their home for only a year, before they moved again to avoid suspicion. The naive twins had no idea what Tenshi did when he was away from them; though he was away very little when they were young as he knew they couldn’t survive on their own. Whenever Tenshi would return, he always seemed tired and his clothes would be stained with blood. They continued to move around and the twins began to grow wary of their father’s activities.

At the age of seven, Tenshi began training Shu and Jia on how to defend themselves. While most children played with toys and enjoyed games of hide and seek, the twins were taught to properly wield weaponry and began learning the art of stealth. Slowly Tenshi revealed his occupation the twins, spacing out the information and giving the twins time to accept it before revealing more. By the age of eleven the two of them were well aware of Tenshi’s bloody history, but due to their relationship with the man they thought nothing of it. They had never been taught a way of life different to Tenshi’s, and the thrill of it kept them hooked so they never thought to leave.

Shu and Jia were natural earthbenders, able to figure out most techniques themselves or from the occasional earthbending scroll Tenshi gave them. They deviated from the usual, brawny tactics and used their abilities to land precise and decisive blows, just as Tenshi taught them. As they matured into teenagers the twins began experimenting more with their skills. Due to their skills in stealth and assassination, they began taking clients on, though only ones that Tenshi approved of. The pair of them would sneak into frays, Jia often alluring the target over to her and then subduing him before Shu would join her and they would dispatch the target. Over those years of constantly moving, the twins’ personalities began to polarise, their lifestyle making their mark on them. Shu grew to be lazy and insolent, not caring for the blood that constantly stained his hands. Jia, on the other hand, grew cold and distant from their life, though she remained as skilled and attentive as before.The pair of them, however, shared a single trait; antisocialness.

As young teenagers, the twins began exploring their world and the possibilities it held. They’d go out in the evening and mix among regular people, perplexed by their different ways of life. They began questioning their own way of life; why they travelled around so much, why they had to kill, and why they only had Tenshi to look after them. They often saw young children being carried by their fathers, their mothers nearby. Whenever that occurred the twins would look at each other with some amount of longing in their and expressions. They wondered if they had a mother, or if she was dead, and whether Tenshi was even their father. They never questioned him about it though, letting the curiosity fester inside of them. At least, they thought, they were safe and cared for.

At the age of fifteen, the trio had stowed away on a boat unaware of it’s destination. The boat had quickly been raided by wastelanders, Tenshi easily dismissed all but their leader. But he had left them alive. The leader had understood the trio’s situation and allowed them to live in his village.

Needless to say, the twins weren’t too thrilled about living in the Frozen Wastelands. For two years, they had killed and stolen to survive just like their new neighbors. For some reason, the leader’s daughter was a firebender. Jia and Shu didn’t get along with her or her father at all.

But on their 16th birthday things had happened. Naturally the twins were plagued with lust, like most teenagers. But due to the fact that they pushed away nearly everyone for their entire lives, they didn’t want anyone else to quench their desires. So they found each other in a new way, they coveted and burned for each other. After a very deadly raid, which left them as the only survivors. They didn’t spend a moment concerned about the lives they claimed or their dead comrades. Preferring to give into their incestous desires right there and then.


They continued a secret relationship for about a year. Always insisting they be left alone to train or perform raids on their own to push their limits. While receiving more than enough goods to survive, they made love whenever they got the chance. Life was like this for a full year.. Before Tenshi’s mysterious plans had brought them to Republic City.



Powers

Earth Citizen
Initial Powers
  • Earth Bomb

The user can send a small boulder flying in any direction once struck which breaks apart into many smaller projectiles when it hits something.

  • Earth Smash

The user is able to crush or even shatter anything made of stone without any force required.

  • Earth Shield

The user is able to create a small wall made of stone which can be used to defend or obstruct a path.

  • Earth Levitation (Passive)

The user is able to cause earth to levitate allowing them to use any earth they control as a moderate defense or even to allow time to prepare an attack.

  • Compression Control (Passive)

The user is able to compress earth into a much denser state allowing them to harden soil or stone for stronger offense or defense. The user must take time to compress the earth.

Basic Powers

(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)

  • Mudbending (Passive)

The user is able to manipulate the water in mud in order to move mud, add water to earth to make mud or even pull water from the mud leaving only dirt. (Achieved after 1 week)

  • Earth Column

The user is able to force sharp columns of stone out of the ground that can be used to cut or even stab others as well as obstruct paths. (Achieved after 2 weeks)


Gem Blader
(Achieved after 1 month)
Initial Powers
  • Earthquake

The user is able to strike the ground and create large tremors which can disorient or even topple others in a large area around them. The user is unable to differentiate friend from foe with this power.

  • Earth Tunneling (Passive)

The user is able to tunnel through any form of earth in order to travel around and even avoid obstructions.

  • Crystal Blades (Exclusive to Gem Blader)

The user is able to refine crystals from the ground and form blades that can be used as a melee or projectile weapon for a short time. While wielding these blades, the user cannot use any other earthbending techniques from their hands.

  • Crystal Cannon (Exclusive to Gem Blader)

The user summons a lump of crystal from the ground and slams into it, shattering the crystal and showering the area in front of them with sharp fragments.


Advanced Powers

(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.)

  • Seismic Sense (Passive)

The user is able to sense their surroundings by feeling tremors in the ground. This allows the user to 'see' with their earthbending in a large area around them. (Achieved after 2 months)

  • Metalbending (Passive; requires 2 open slots)

The user is able to bend metal. Metal is significantly denser than stone and in turn makes the act of bending it take longer than if it were stone. The user may only metalbend one object at a time, the size of the object does not matter nor do any other objects connected. (Achieved after 7 months)



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