Prestige Perks: 1/1 (Sheer Determination)
["It'll be over in an instant."]
General Information Age:18
Physical Features:Well toned & defined, the mark of intensive training holds true for Gene. However, he is neither bulky nor skinny but in between. As for his overall stature, Gene is well - not exactly menacing when it comes to height as he stands at a meager five foot & seven inches. Furthermore, complimenting his size Gene weighs approximately 176 pounds the bulk of which he is proud to say is mostly muscle.
- Face/head: Gene's face is smooth just like the rest of his body & lacks any notable scars, his jawline is narrow giving him a more distinctive (handsome) & young man appearance while at the same time flaunting his obvious youth. His eyes are a vibrant Auburn hue capable of staring daggers at someone or spacing out in the distance. It has been noted that his glares seem to send chills through some people.
- Body: As aforementioned Gene's physique would serve as a dead give away of his Shinobi lifestyle. His abdominal muscles are tight, arms and legs toned & recently he's begun developing muscles in his shoulders giving him a more lean presence. However, even with his body being in top shape his body language would indicate more often than not - just the opposite Reflecting his easy going nature without him trying to do so.
- Notable Features: Narrow Jawline
Auburn colored eyes
Standard attire:Picture: TantoBeginning from top to bottom, Gene sports a white scarf that is wrapped securely around his neck - in active mission scenarios the scarf acts as a means to shield his identity as well as protect him from the elements(weather). Crafted of the finest materials of the region and tempered to sustain abuse, the Scarf isn't just a fashion acceccory and its value to Gene extends beyond the surface; one of few artifacts left by his late mother before her passing he almost never take it off (save to wash it etc). Gene also wears a lightly-armored light grey flak vest that does not seem to have any noticeable pockets or pouches of which to place items. However, near the shoulders and around the chest cavity area the padding is 3 1/2 inches thick providing extra protection against weaponry(30 durability). If he were to remove the Flak vest for any reason then the long sleeved black carbon fiber thermal sweat shirt designed to keep him warm in colder temperatures, cool in hotter climates, dry in wet environments and comfortable overall. Despite being a simple shirt in appearance, the fabric is tempered quite well and provides 20 durability and some resistance to abuse.
Steel plated Wrist Guards: Found on either wrist, Gene has taken to wearing a black carbon fiber band with steel plating designed into the material in order to protect his wrists. Each plate is double layered and shaped in such a way that pointed weapons would be more prone to glide off its surface as opposed to ripping through you know - flesh. Built for protection, the wrist guards have a durability of 30 each.
Below the Torso Gene sports black pants composed of roughly the same material as the thermal undershirt but with slightly thicker composition. Custom tailored to him by the finest craftsmen(and women) in the family, efficiency and comfort are two concepts that were nailed in their conception. Just six inches below the knee, the pants legs are wrapped tightly by white bandages and secured so that the rick of being caught on something, tripping, making noise, etc. etc. Is completely minimized to moot.
Footwear: Unlike the standard sandals found in Hi no Kuni, Gene's are noticeably different in that there is a quarter of an inch thick layer of protection around the base of the foot protecting where the major arteries and veings of the foot would be. There is also tremendous support around the ankle lessening the chance of sprains,fractures and so forth by way of accidental improper limb placement.
- General: Generally speaking, Gene is fairly easy going or so he likes to believe. He abides by the core principles of his profession and as such, there are few things able to really get under his skin. However, that's not to say he doesn't have his limits; obnoxiously loud noises, people who smack when they eat & stupidity are hot buttons of his. Oh, and spoilers - Gene hates spoilers.
Often found day dreaming or staring up at the skies, Gene has always carried a "mysterious" feel about him. It's tough to discern exactly what he's thinking & as such, many people remark that it's difficult to understand exactly the kind of person that Gene is. But to those fortunate enough to really befriend Gene it could be said that he is both kind and empathetic at times though never straying far from realism even in situations of emotional difficulty. In short, he is for the most part, level headed.
- Hopes/Dreams: Gene dreams of a simple life of retirement once his Shinobi career reaches an end though outside of that, he hasn't put much thought into any real aspirations.
- Fears: Falling back into old habits
- Combat Mentality: Of all the graduates in the millenial class it had been said countless times that Gene was ahead of his time in proficiency but lacking in finesse. He prefers gritty, violent ambush tactics that the more traditional fighter would absolutely abhor; mind-boggling strikes to the groin followed by a rough stab of a knife through the throat, even feigning surrender if necessary for the sake of baiting out a chance to make a killing blow. Raised as a weapon and trained as one, Gene's combat mentality is very grim but should never be confused with his personality. Additionally, because of his considerably low Stamina reserves Gene opts to end fights quickly as opposed to drawing them out. Relying on his speed and technique to subdue or kill his adversaries early on.
Battle Information Village: Konohagakure No Sato
Rank: Specialist Jounin
- Ninjutsu: 35
- Taijutsu: 35
- Genjutsu: 26
- Stamina: 35
- Control: 36
- Strength: 35
- Speed: 50
- Instinct: 50
Medium sized Tool pouch (Rear):
Wrist Guard(s) Fuin(Underside) tattoo:
Left Thigh Holster:
Secondary Medium sized tool pouch:
7.5 Inch Tanto Sheath (Located on Gene's lower back:
Right thigh holster:
Gene carries a large sword which is 5’ long and one foot wide at the base. The sword weighs 18 kg or 40 lbs. The handle is 1’ long with a 4’ blade. The sword is one sided, with the non-bladed side being flat, and the bladed side starting at one feet in width and curving down to the point. Attached to the handle is a short chain that is a half of a meter in length, but when activated with chakra can extend to 15 meters at a speed of 15.
Special note: Formerly belonging to Gerudo, Zakuro - the blade itself holds a special place in Gene's heart as it reminds him of how he was unable to prevent yet another comrade from fleeing the village and heading down the path of darkness. Each time that Gene uses the weapon it is with the sole resolve of cutting down his opponents so that they may never walk again, forever doomed to never run away.
When not in use, the blade is held secure on Gene's back via two click release belts. One of which is connected to his waist utility pouches (rear and hip pouch) and another that spans the width of his chest.
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Abilities and Concentrations
Taijutsu Specialist:underneath the Abilities section on Gene's application.
Taijutsu Specialist;Having devoted their lives to mastering the art of taijutsu, this shinobi is classified as a Taijutsu Specialist. Taijutsu specialist are able to devote a total of 10 concentrations to taijutsu, unlike most people who are capped at 8. However, they are only able to devote a max of 5 concentrations to genjutsu, and a max of 5 concentrations to ninjutsu.
As a Taijutsu Specialist, Gene Mitsurugiis able to utilize taijutsu concentrations reserved for specialists and can enter the God Tier [45+] on Taijutsu, Control, Speed & Instinct.
Storage & Force Fuuinjutsu:
Close Quarters Combat:
So with that goal in mind, Gene, his father, mother, and Grand parents all embarked on a long road to shaping the lad up for future life as a ninja. Training and studying on top of a strict diet and bed times - what wasn't to like ? Day in and day out it'd been about the same stuff over and over until the lad had come to discover that he'd actually been retaining the information - no really, it was crazy. Somewhere between the lectures and pointless (in his mind) exercises all this stuff had been beginning to make sense...and then, it got a little fun. By the time he'd hit the age of six Gene had been pretty much groomed for the academy and all it had to offer plus a little bit more. Sadly, he had other plans in store for the school.
Each day had pretty much gone how he'd imagined. They showed up, did a bit of talking and then the lectures began. By the time noon had hit Gene was ready to throw himself through a window and make for the nearest river to go dump himself - but of course, that wouldn't have made his family proud nor would it have been wise in his case. So like a sponge to water, he soaked up what he could and tried to slip in the occasional nap during those cumbersome lectures where possible; though usually the Chunin instructor caught wind of it and well, let's just say Gene had several rude awakenings. Despite the shenanigans his grades never dropped below a B in any given subject but the instructors could tell early on that he wasn't going to be the stand-out type. In comparison to some of his classmates who made it their personal goal to outshine everybody in everything, Gene only wanted to do just enough to both pass and keep his parents off his back. This would continue throughout his Academy experience up until the age of eleven where due to nearing his final year at the school - things got more tough.
Admittedly, during the final year of the program Gene buckled down and hit the books - hard. He wanted to at least have an educational advantage over some of the more gung-ho of the bunch by the time of graduation though ultimately, he figured out (with the help of watching his father around the house) that the brain was the most important tool that any ninja could have. It didn't matter how fancy your Shuriken technique looked if you weren't smart enough to recognize that the target being aimed at was nothing more than a decoy. That said, Gene's test scores and overall mindset reflected that of a tactician early on but the lack of drive to do much of anything continued to be the problem. In the end? He'd just barely managed to graduate.
Kept under wraps for his ow benefit, Gene hadn't mentioned the fact that his Grand parents taught him how to control his chakra and mold it into an elemental affinity. It was for the best considering that if his overzealous mother found out there'd be quite a bit of a commotion. Fresh out of the Academy and lacking in any real significant backstory, Gene would seek to make his mark in the village in a different way. But first, he'd have to prove that he was a worthy Genin first. With average skills and some standard Shinobi training combined with an easily above average mindset, his road in end of itself already looked like it'd be something crazy.
Three years have past & since then, Gene has developed his mind, body & spirit into a more mature version of his former self. Tearing free of the shell that had once confined him he has forged ahead valiantly forming new bonds and friendships all throughout the village. From times of great unrest during an unexpected invasion to the current era of relative peace in its aftermath, Gene has proven himself a worthy Shinobi time and time again. What had once started off as an absurd moniker is now known to ring bells in the Hidden Leaf Village: Gene the Absent one, once a inexperienced Genin, now an esteemed Chunin of the village & member of Mamorinuku - Konoha's first response unit. With his comrades at his side, Gene continues to impress & has since vowed to bring those who brought destruction to his home land to justice.
"Tragedy after tragedy" seems to be the best way to describe life after promotion for Gene. From spoiled friendships to dealing with the loss of loved ones; the boy's senesce experience has opened a new for for him, one that has withered away at his old innocence and put in its place a hardened and bitter outlook on his chosen profession. Rarely found among the old Genin circle of his graduating class Gene has taken more to the higher ups in preparation for the next level; assignments with a greater risk factor than average, less time around the village & eventually a promotion even if it were just for the name sake. All in all, more than anything in the world, more than his title as a ninja, even more than perhaps the village of Konoha, Gene's journey to find himself has officially begun.
Those who did not know before of the Cloud Gazer , now hear tales of his exploits throughout Fire country as Gene continues to leave his mark by doing what it is that he does best - helping others. From being a hired body guard to infiltrating behind enemy lines and everything inbetween, Gene seems to be the go-to guy for just about any challenging task one can think of. Recognizing this, those of the council as well as the Head Shinobi in charge saw fit to promote Gene even higher up the ranking chain - but not without some apprehension. Despite his ability to adapt seamlessly in any situation and incredible reserve of knowledge, the one consistent problem in Gene's file seems to be his unwillingness to deviate from exactly what is expected of a Shinobi. For the less weaponized individuals, this makes him rough to deal with and was the driving argument to not promoting him to Special Jounin even. However, the benefits to having someone infinitely familiar with protocol far outweighed the drawbacks and so Gene was eventually promoted (after a three year time skip) to special Jounin. Aged in body and mind, The Cloud Gazer has set his sets his sights on ANBU.