Owned by Hydrocarbon1997
Bender type: Earthbender
Tetsu is a blonde standing at 6'0. He's the type to wear flashy designer clothes to try and show off and get attention. He also possesses a set of orange eyes and golden blonde hair.
Tetsu's life is truly all about his own pleasure and gain. Whether that means robbing a bank and spending every Yuan on himself or having his way with some pretty girl. His greed and lust are quite immeasurable, these vices have consumed his life. He chose a life of crime and self-gain from a young age and rarely ever regretted it.
Somewhat of a coward, he prefers having allies rather than working solo. A good reason as to why he joined the Jade Dragon, robbing the city blind seems much easier with powerful, cut throat benders on his side. Another primary sin of his is pride, mostly on his good looks and skills as a criminal. Tetsu only gets angry when people insist on making themselves obstacles in his goals, especially cops who try arresting him.
Tetsu is often a monster on the battlefield, showing no mercy to his foes. The earthbender also tries to use people and make them useful. As to being nice to his allies and giving them what they want so they remain loyal to him whether they're JD allies or girls he's messing around with.
Tetsuya was raised by his Firebending father, Liang in the southern Earth Republic. His Earthbender mother died in the midst of childbirth in Shenshao 3rd. Leaving Tetsuya alone with his father, who grieved his wife’s death. They lived in a small town, at first Liang was a kind and caring father. But with the loss of his true love, he fell into depression and alcohol abuse.
Tetsuya was 5 and recently discovered he inherited the gene for Earthbending from his late mother. This was when Liang began to beat and abuse started to beat and abuse his son, blaming him for his wife’s death. Tetsuya grew up alone and scared of his father, feeling imprisoned and caged with him.
Growing up, he did his best to hide his bruises and burns. Not having the courage to tell anyone, his father was often too busy drinking and being unemployed to properly provide for him. The town was quite well off from it’s farming and trade, so Tetsu was one of the few children forced to wear rags and beg for food.
At 10, Tetsuya was angry and jealous. Why did the other kids get caring parents, nice clothes and food? Why did he have to suffer abuse and ridicule from other children. It wasn’t fair, Tetsuya became bold and began to steal from his neighbors. With warm clothes and a full belly, the young earthbender had something to smile about. But he still had to suffer his father’s wrath.
Growing up, he often got in trouble and build a terrible reputation. Parents constantly warned their children to stay away from Tetsuya. The young earthbender still stole from many, but it grew into something much worse. He had many violent tendencies, often getting into fights with others boys. Worst of all, he absolutely hated his father for putting him through what he did. The 12 year old began fighting back, trying to scare him and make him stop.
Sadly that didn’t happen, as Tetsu accidentally shattered his skull with a nearby rock. He was relieved but then became consumed with fear. The authorities already knew he was a bad kid, but murder was something far worse. He collected all of his loot and made a hasty retreat never to return.
The 12 year old decided he’d survive the only way he learned how, relying on himself and stealing everything he could. Naturally as a boy with no proper training in bending, he wasn’t much of a threat and was often subdued by his targets or local police. It was like this for a year, he often considered calling it quits and taking refuge at an orphanage, but after years with an abusive father and seeing countless other adults remain completely indifferent on his suffering, he just refused to trust anyone.
He spent his 13th birthday sleeping in a cell, thanks to a very unsuccessful stick up, having been tried as an adult since he accidentally impaled the clerk with his bending. The fiasco had occurred near the Si Wong Desert, so many sandbending bandits were in the same prison as him. Tetsu definitely held some respect for the criminals. They were born in a terrible situation like him and survived by taking whatever they needed.
After a few months of imprisonment, he stuck by many of the older inmates. Showing his respect for them, eventually they got used to the boy and told him many stories of their perilous stories. He especially admired a grizzled man simply named Hong, he was the leader of an infamous tribe and became the most revered inmate.
With his new idols, Tetsu still hated being in the Si Wong Detention Center. It was mostly run by metalbenders and intelligent nonbenders, build to imprison earthbenders. But there was an very brutal riot none of them anticipated, all part of a large scale plan for a breakout and Hong’s plan was successful.
With about 100 newly freed criminals, Hong started a new bandit tribe and took the Desert by storm. He was quite feared for his deadly lavabending, definitely an impressive ability. Naturally Tetsu was more than willing to join, learning much from his superiors. His bending and skill were greatly improved. He rose through the ranks, becoming a rather accomplished wrongdoer by 16.
At that point, Tetsu was partying and drinking profusely. Picking up many bad, self indulgent habits in his later teens. He helped himself to smoking and cactus juice, it was easy to figure out he enjoyed himself. But strange enough he was always shy around females, especially Hong’s lovely twin daughters, Lin and Lian. After he got out, the crime boss was a rather protective dad.
The young bandit was tasked to protect them, but was warned not to lay a finger on them. The hormonal teens all bonded, naturally they all ended up getting drunk and Tetsu lost his virginity to both twins. He was worried about angering his father figure, but he couldn’t resist these intense carnal desires at all, having his way with either girl or both of them as much as he could.
Eventually Hong walked in on them and well..he was promptly kicked to the curb and was on his own again. It was frustrating and embarrassing, but he had the skill he needed to succeed solo and that’s just what he set out to do. He scoured the Earth Republic, stealing everything he needed and besting many who got in his way, or at least running away from them quick enough.
His adventures took him all over, Ba Sing Se, Omashu, Gaoling and more. He often fit his way into the local gangs, impressing them and benefiting greatly, though he never stuck in one place too long. Tetsu’s libido hadn’t calmed down in the slightest, often hitting up brothels for a quick fix.
Having explored the giant continent well enough, he came to live in Republic City when he was 20, deciding he needed a new venue. The young man’s nomadic ways hadn’t changed him a bit, just drove him further into his immoral lifestyle. His latest home was certainly different from the Earth Republic Cities, but he still made sure to steal whatever he could.
After discovering he was a lavabender just like his former boss, he was recruited to become a mercenary. Using his new power to kill for money. But after he got sick of that, he found himself a partner and founded a new organization known as the Jade Dragon. Everything about it just seemed more ambitious from the many street gangs and that’s precisely where is, serving as Akar’s right hand man. You could ask why he hadn’t just left Republic City like everywhere else, the answer was simple: He was having too much fun and it would definitely remain that way...
The user can send a small boulder flying in any direction once struck which breaks apart into many smaller projectiles when it hits something.
The user is able to crush or even shatter anything made of stone without any force required.
The user is able to create a small wall made of stone which can be used to defend or obstruct a path.
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.
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.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user is able to pull together many stones around them in order to form a makeshift shelter as a defense around them or something else. They can also use it to encase an enemy. (Achieved after 1 week)
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)
Stone Guardian(Achieved after 1 month)
The user is able to create jets of stone out of the ground which can be used to launch things into the air as well as a sort of spring to soften falls from high distances.
The user is able to create gloves and shoes out of stone to be used for enhanced melee attacks as well as used as projectiles to bind others. The user can not use any other form of earthbending while controlling the gloves or shoes.
The user is able to surround their entire body in gem which enhances their melee attacks as well as defends against attacks against them. The user is slowed considerably while wearing the armor. Users also have the option of coating their bodies in regular stone, this armor would reduce mobility restrictions, stone would be easier to gather than crystal and stone is obviously easier to break than crystal.
The user can sink enemies and objects into the ground, trapping them within the earth. Sinks take a moment to form and only a maximum of two can be sustained at once. Requires line of sight.
(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 is able to bend sand in order to obstruct sight. The user can create sand from stone as well as condense sand back into stone. (Achieved after 2 months)
The user is able to bend the earth around them into a molten state, or vice versa. This power has very high offensive and defensive potential but requires the user to be very close in order to use it, which also puts them at risk from the heat and gasses given off. Sustained use of this power will begin to cause these ill effects to after the user. NOTE: This power is illegal to use. (Achieved after 7 months)
Taken up by Master Power. (Achieved after 6 months)