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Toukai, Mari

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TOUKAI, MARI
The First Son


"Survival of the Fittest"

General Information Age: 15
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6''
Weight: 246 Lbs (Variable)
Physical Features:
  • Face/head: Mari is a poster child for both a son of Kirigakure and a member of the Toukai clan. With skin made ivory by the mist and an angular face with sharp, hostile features he exhudes the menacing confidence of a ninja raised among warriors. His eyes shine with a yellow tinge, eyelids drooping with the weariness of someone who's felt the emptiness of the void. From his head sprouts a thick but short mane of crimson bangs that drop haphazardly like a crown of spikes.
  • Body: Despite having matured relatively early, Mari's body is still that of a teenager's. His stature is average for his biological age, though his build is more developed than most of his peers'. Tight and firm muscles with a pair of broad shoulders and a decent amount of mass, he leans towards the athletic side, hinting at his bulky full transformation.
  • Notable Features: Still getting used to his new-found abilities, his physique may at times seem off,wriggling muscles and bumps that move under his skin before vanishing from sight can be noticed if one is paying attention. Furthermore, his genetic makeup makes it so that his appearance disguises his true weight as the condensed biomass that his body consists of amounts to roughly double of what it should be for a normal person of his build.
Clothing/Accessories: While not made of fabric, Mari rearranges his biomass to resemble a normal attire of clothes to better fit in with society. His most common outfit consists of a grey tunic, dark pants and a pair of white laced shoes, with a dark, hooded zip-up jacket for colder temperatures and rain.

Personality:
  • General: Mari can be described as a victim of circumstance. Being born as a "runt of the litter" in a darwinistic clan in a darwinistic village has made him into an ambitious yet defensive hard-worker. He believes and lives by the idea that everything has a price and that if you want something done well you must do it yourself. Having been raised in his clan's culture and with their condition he is prone to irritability and hostile - if not downright violent - outbursts. He is tribalistic to a fault, as while he may have conflicts and disagreements with those close to him they will be immediately thrown to the side if these same people are under threat. At the same time he often becomes blind to betrayal and manipulation from them, forcing him to learn the hard way.
    After his ressuscitation and subsequent infection with Chisaki's strain of the family's virus, he's suffered from mild amnesia. Some parts of his life are still intact in his mind, while others have become a string of blurry memories so far faded he can hardly tell them apart from distant dreams. This has made him a confused and anxious person, but also more willing to listen and learn rather than let his arrogance sabotage him.
  • Hopes/Dreams: - Achieving recognition and high ranks within his own clan
    - Mastering his new-found abilities
    - Piecing together the pieces of his forgotten past
  • Fears: - Failing and therefore reinforcing his status as a runt
    - Losing his identity as consequence of an unstable body and mind
  • Combat Mentality: As a boy born to a clan of warriors, Mari understands that combat is fast and messy, and those are the factors he plays to in a fight. While still growing used to his new biological constitution, he's able to turn it into both a lethal weapon and a reliable line of defense in close quarters. When combat strays away from the short range, he turns to his knowledge of Raiton to trap and cripple his opponents in order to draw them back to his playing field. He's clever and been trained to exercise patience, but as a Toukai it is possible to spring him into a fit of rage and thus force him to expose himself.

Battle Information Village: Kirigakure no Satō
Rank: Genin
  • Chakra Pool: 8
  • Endurance: 8
  • Control: 8
  • Strength: 7
  • Speed: 7
  • Willpower: 8
Equipment: 5x Explosive Tags, carried in his jacket's left pocket.
Companions: (0/1)
Primary Affinity: Raiton
Abilities and Concentrations
Abilities
First Ability
Companion Ability: Mother's GiftShow
A perversion of the Toukai clan, Chisaki's virus has mutated into a communicable disease. Upon inheriting Chisaki's virus Mari has become a mass of viral bio-organic material. Everything about their appearance is determined by them and is simply a superficial shell covering the bio-organic material within. There are no actual bones or organs within their body. Instead, Mari has a virus core that produces chakra and viral organic material. The core is the size of a human heart and is easily mistaken for a valuable jewel as it looks like a large cut and polished Onyx.

Mari is able to regenerate either by absorbing infected biomass that they have previously created or by consuming the living tissue of another person wherein the virus that makes up their body will infect then assimilate the new tissue. Mari being a creature made up of organic tissue without internal organs, is immune to most diseases and poisons, their own viral cells aggressive in attacking foreign material introduced into their body. However, when affected by poison, only the immediate area of exposure is affected and can be treated by ejecting the contaminated biomass. When their body is destroyed to a certain level (loss of 35-45% biomass), Mari can turn into a slug like creature( loss of all four limbs or half their body). If another Viral character attempts to assimilate Mari's biomass it becomes a battle of the user's Willpower versus the target's Control.
Full TransformationShow
Upon allowing his viral protocol to manifest fully, Mari turns into an entirely different beast. However simple in appearance it might be, it carries an aura of pure power and eerie detail that may turn many a man back into a child. His muscles will grow up to double in size. Every inch of his body will be covered in layer upon layer of muscle and fascia. Over this will be a few layers of cartilage giving him a smooth, pale appearance. This cartilage grows as thick as armor plates around most of his musculature, and twice as thick around his forearm and lower legs, mimicking a set of heavy, tubular vambraces and greaves. Any and all hair will be hidden between these layers, as well as any distinguishing facial features, with the only openings around the face being two vertical slits for the eyes and an opening for the mouth and nose. The mouth itself will lack any lips, piling up sharpened canines against each other. His nails and fingers will turn into sharp claws, though not much longer than normal. Finally, a heavy piston made of flesh and cartilage the length of his forearm will form behind each elbow, further establishing dominance in close quarters.
BiomassShow
Biomass is the organic tissue that makes up Mari's body. Like the original virus' ability Mari is able to transform their body utilizing biomass to make weapons and armour by channeling chakra. When chakra has been channeled and concentrated the affected body part will glow [insert color] as small amounts of their biomass fuse with their chakra. While structure and body build is fixed in design and appearance while fully transformed, the weapons on their limbs are capable of changing. All transformations and attacks utilizing the virus fall under their own concentration titled Biomass jutsu. Biomass jutsu have a passive of mutation.
Mutation Passive:
The mutation passive of Biomass techniques are caused by the cancerous effects of Mari's virus in the human body. These mutations are generally temporary with the more severe ones requiring iijutsu to heal properly. The mutation only occurs if Mari's manages to get their biomass into the target's body. Viral infections take 2 post to incubate before symptoms start to show, lasting for a number of post = to the difference between the targets endurance (immune system) and Mari's control to a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5. Each level higher gains a new symptom along with the symptoms caused by lower level infection.
  • 1-9 Strength: Infectious bleeds from body's orifices.
  • 10-19 Strength: Fever causing mild disorientation (makes it hard to focus)
  • 20-24 Strength: Purple eyes that cause mildly distorted vision (drunken vision)
  • 25-34 Strength: Small tumor like growths on skin (stops forming after infection ends but tumors require iijutsu to treat)
  • 35+ Strength: Numerous tentacle like growths that move involuntarily (stops forming after infection ends but tentacles require iijutsu to treat)
Second Ability
Nerval BlessingShow
Having developed their natural talent to produce, alter and influence biomass, the user has evolved the ability to interpret and modify neural structures. When physical contact has been established with a sentient being, either alive or recently diseased, the user may collect, change or implant information with said being by absorbing, modifying or inducing nervous cells. This may be done willingly or forcibly if the user's Willpower is higher than the target's Control.
Through this method, the user may directly affect the target's nervous system, taking or altering their memories as well as influencing motor skills by restructuring the neural connections at a synaptic level. As the complexity and permanence of the effect grow, so do the ranks of the techniques required to inflict them. I.E. a technique that takes memories from a recently diseased target will be of lower rank than a technique that lets the user take memories from a living target. On the same note, techniques that reinforce or deter chosen behaviours on a target will grow in complexity and difficulty of execution with the precision and complexity of the intended effect. E.g. a technique that causes the target's legs to wobble and shake will be of lesser rank than a technique that makes the target's entire body suffer from paralysis. This can be used to influence a person in a multitude of ways, with the only rule being that no matter how much a person's nervous system is rewired, it will never be enough for them to ignore their self-preservation instinct. They will never commit suicide under these effects.
Third Ability N/A
Concentrations
Ninjutsu
Raiton:
Raiton
A character with this concentration is able to utilize Raiton, and can make and use any custom or archived jutsu that require the Raiton affinity. Raiton has a shocking effect.
Passive (Shocking)Show
Raiton has the effect of shocking, which means causes it's effect to be diffuse upon impact. In organic material, this causes nervous stimulation which results in numbness, tingling, loss of sensation, and sometimes paralysis. In inorganic material, this means that the strength of the jutsu diffuses across an area 2x the size of the attack. In a jutsu that creates a lightning ball 2m in diameter, if it struck a wall the size of the attack would cover a 4m area.

Additionally, the strength of the nervous effect on organic material from raiton jutsu is determined by the Strength stat range they fall into.
  • 1-14 Strength Requirement: Tingling, acute numbness.
  • 15-24 Strength Requirement: Loss of Sensation
  • 25-34 Strength Requirement: Localized Paralysis
  • 35+ Strength Requirement: Diffuse Paralysis
Taijutsu
Close Quarters Combat:
The fundamental skill of [Close Quarters Combat] indicates the user's proficiency to efficiently utilize martial arts and advanced combat moves involving the body, for example but not limited to, advanced kicks, grapples, advanced punches, etc.
Acrobatics:
The fundamental skill of [Acrobatics] includes the user’s ability to contort their body into unfamiliar positions in order to avoid attacks, as well as the user’s ability to fall safely and perform Ukemi and other feats of gymnastics. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.
Rigid Structure:
The fundamental skill of [Rigid Structure] describes the user’s ability to adeptly position and lock in their skeletal structure to efficiently absorb blows with minimal damage to their person. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.

Jutsu
NinjutsuShow
RaitonShow
*Raiton • Lightning Armament
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
After the correct hand seals are performed, the user coats themselves in a thick layer of lightning. This armour of lightning forms near instantly and requires [Control] Strength to break. During this time, the user's physical strikes apply the Raiton shocking effect.

*Raiton • Stun Gun
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user will channel Raiton chakra to two of their fingers. They will then be able to fire up to three total bullet sized balls of concentrated lightning from their fingertips. These bullets will travel at [Control] speed, but will not have any physical force. Instead, they will apply light electrical burns similar to a sun burn and will apply Raiton's shocking effect.

*Raiton • Sky Spear
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user will create a 1 meter long rod of lightning in their hand at [Control] Speed. They are then able to launch it at their Strength in a single direction. Upon contact the spear will explode with [Control] Strength. If it has not been launched by the end of the second post it will dissipate.

*Raiton • Galvanic Zone
C-Ranked Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user will seep Raiton chakra in an area around them with a 25m diameter. The user's Raiton will constrict and paralyze jutsu and people who enter it. They will lose -1 Speed per post for 2 posts or until the user ends the jutsu.

*Raiton • Jamming Pulse
C-Ranked Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user emits a wave of electricity from their palm in a single direction. This is produced as a 10m wide line which extends 2m into the air and travels up to 25m from the user at [Control] Speed. The wave will apply the shocking effect and reduce the speed of any living thing it strikes by 3 Speed for 3 posts by electrically interfering with the brain's nervous signals.
BiomassShow
Knife in the Dark
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After focusing their chakra around one of their hands, the limb will restructure itself into a spear-headed blade made of chitin that extends three inches outward. This blade has a strength of [Control].

Assimilate
D-rank Ninjutsu
By focusing their chakra in a damaged portion of their body then coming into contact with viral biomass, the user is able to absorb said biomass to repair their body.

Partial Armor
D-Rank Ninjutsu
By channeling chakra into a single limb, the bust or either side of the torso the user is able to grow a protrusion of muscle and cartilage out of it at a speed of [Control]. This armor may be used as a physical weapon or to defend against damage at a strength of [Control]. It envelops the portion of the body in question with a 2 inch thick coating of biomass.
TaijutsuShow
Living ArsenalShow
Sharpened Onslaught
D-Rank Nintaijutsu
Prerequisites: Knife in the Dark
Making use of their now blade-like appendage, the user will lunge towards their opponent with a downwards slice, proceeding with a quick combination of three more slashes to their body. This may be initiated at a distance of 2 meters.

Brace
D-Rank Nintaijutsu
Prerequisites: Partial Armor
Having enveloped part of their body in hardened flesh, the user will lock their body at an angle to place the armored portion between them and an attack. This serves to reduce damage or even shrug it off.

Discombobulate
D-Rank Nintaijutsu
Prerequisites: Partial Armor
Having enveloped part of their body in hardened flesh, the user will make use of their notions of close-combat to strike the opponent's head with the hardened portion. This serves to damage and stun an opponent when in close quarters.

Avoidance
C-Rank Taijutsu Discipline
Placing faith in their acrobatic abilities, the user has implemented jumping, flipping and overall flinging their own body in a spontaneous manner while in an active fight. This serves to make their attack patterns harder to predict as well as to make the user harder to hit.

History
Historical AccountsShow
On a chilly night in the midst of winter, Mari came into the world. Small, frail and two months before expected he was born to Daiko and Nanako, a couple of Jounin expecting their first-born. Unable to live unassisted, his first two weeks were spent in the hospital having his breathing and heartbeat monitored, as his parents watched on in impotent worry. This would be only the first of many instances where they'd feel their son's particularly thin thread of life tested.
Ironically, it was perhaps for the best that he was raised in a clan of warriors. The constant struggle for power and the general rule of survival of the fittest even among the children forced him to overcome or at least compensate for his natural shortcomings. At six, he was still smaller and weaker than other boys his age, and that was liable to make him a target of darwinism. However, even as a child the blood flowing through his veins demanded submission and urged his rage on to respond with fury at the slightest provocation. Few could match his ferocity and his close family, in spite of his weak health, prided themselves in the Toukai glint of wrath in the boy's eyes. Dilligent, loyal, gregarious, Mari was ready to explore the world and conquer it.
It was only when he reached puberty that his biological make-up began outpacing the power of his will. Disease struck him sooner and harder than any other child his age, he couldn't put on as much mass as he should be able to and his lungs could barely take the same amount of running that was expected of Academy students without sending his little heart into a frenzy. His father advised him to pursue a career in construction, brutal honesty and a sharp tongue dealing blow after blow. His mother begged him, if only through a face contorted by rage rather than tears, to give up his military aspirations before he got himself killed. He powered through on pride alone, however, agreeing to delay his registration into the Academy for one more year to ensure he went in at his best shape.
At thirteen years of age, he stepped into the Academy with nothing but his name and sheer determination. He came from a family of ninja and that was what he intended to become. The first phase only served to strengthen his resolve. Relentless studying and hellbent on absorbing every piece of knowledge like a sponge, the only things that held him back were the fits of rage he'd undergo when being verbally targetted by students from anti-clan families. After this phase ended, his confidence was at its highest, and there was no doubt in his mind that he'd achieve the rank of shinobi. It was when phase two began that reality hit him like a brick. The class-work didn't bother him. It was the fact that he felt as if he would faint just from the slight exercise they were put through. Once more, his pride didn't let him reveal any of his suffering, knowing full well he'd be expelled if found to be concealing injury. Still, the thorn in his side was there and he knew he couldn't hide it much longer. It was by a razor thin margin that he managed to pass phase two with no incidents and the worst was yet to come.
Like many before him, the time had come for him to join his fellow clan members and have himself infected with the flesh-moulding virus that had made them such a force to be reckoned with. It was a moment of great pride for any father, and a coming-of-age milestone for any child. It was a moment of pride and self-affirmation. For Mari, however, it was the moment he realized there were cruel limits to his body, far more than anyone else's. Phase three of the Academy's curriculum was but a week away, and if the virus wasn't enough to kill him, that would sure hammer the final nail in his coffin.
It was there, somewhere between despair and frustrated rage that Chisaki found him. The strange and enticing anomaly, unique even among the Toukai came to see him the night after he'd been induced with the virus. Even in the earliest stages of the infection, death was an obvious inevitabiity. His body spasmed painfully and amidst the fever he could barely tell dream from reality. He couldn't tell if it was from pity or from loneliness or even any other reason, but she offered him a re-do. A clean slate to work with. A body that would never again be plagued by weakness or genetic malfunction. It was with his final breath that he agreed, and it wasn't long before her unique strain had him moving again. Six months later at the age of fifteen, Toukai Mari was awarded his forehead protector and pledged allegiance to the great village hidden in the mist, now far more than just another human.

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