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character Age: 18
Physical Features: Taiga is the pinnacle example of a healthy young man. His body is a well-proportioned height of 5'10" and while he isn't toned or particularly muscular, he is relatively good shape weighing in at 140 Lbs. Possessing a strong jaw, a slightly angular face, and large ears often hidden behind his messy hair, Taiga sports relatively average looks across the board, nothing too out of the ordinary about him. To put it simply, he isn't a heartthrob and he isn't dead ugly- he's just an average looking likeable guy. Thanks to his unique abilities, Taiga doesn't have any distinguishing scars or damages and has lived a relatively painless existence thus far.
That said Taiga is far from normal. If he was disrobe, one would find his torso covered in fuuinjutsu in the shape of trigrams that lead up his shoulders and down to his thighs. The seal pattern never ends, and wraps around his appendages and torso, creating a completely closed seal with the center on his abdomen- the trigram of earth.
Perhaps the oddest thing about him however is that as the host of Sukairaa the Deigenma, each breath of Taiga's releases a odorless cloud of light grey smoke as if he was perpetually smoking. Additionally, his chakra appears light grey in hue, and has the consistency and appearance of smoke, rather than the normal blue energy of most shinobi.
Clothing/Accessories: Taiga dresses overwhelming light due to his strong defensive abilities/matter manipulation abilities. The base of Taiga's clothing revolves around a dark-blue t-shirt and grey slacks that end at his ankles. These slacks are worn rolled up to his knees. In terms of accessories, Taiga wears a navy-blue hoodie with white lining and navy-blue knee-high shinobi boots with white trim and laces. Taiga doesn't wear his forehead protector anymore, however when he must, he has it embedded in a sash with the Sarutobi family crest that is worn around his waste. Other than that, Taiga wears pouches on both his thighs and one on his left hip.
Personality: Having grown up as a "loser" Taiga has a defiant personality but at heart is a kind, reasonable boy who is loyal to Konohagakure to a fault. Beneath his often aloof personality is actually a hard working boy with one determination: to prove himself to others in the village. In terms of intelligence Taiga was always considered to be of average intelligence yet oddly a rare genius when it comes to inventing jutsu. He also tends to have an uncanny instinct and natural talent for picking up on things fast. Despite his despair, his undying loyalty to Konohagakure and his skill in learning quickly and mastering unique jutsu gave him a solid foundation for being a host. Those of the higher echelons of Konohagakure see through his dissonance- the culmination of his hard work and skill is shown by the fact that he mastered his genma abilities to complete perfection as a child in just a year after becoming a host... a feat the vast majority of hosts never even achieve in their entire lifetime.
Now a young man, Taiga has learned to channel his emotions better, but perhaps still his weakest link however is a fragile psyche. Known as the "fiery" one of his generation, Taiga doesn't do well when he is put face to face with his emotions. The death of his Uncle, the fall of Konoha, and many other events proof of that in his teenage years. While this trait has often caused trouble and great concern for many of his superiors, they put up with Taiga for his sheer accomplishment with the Genma itself.
combat stats Village: Konohagakure no Sato
- Chakra Pool: 23 ( 21 + 2 Sealed Bonus)
- Endurance: 20
- Control: 20
- Strength: 20
- Speed: 35
- Willpower: 10
- Mastery: 50
- 15x Kunai (Thigh Holster on each side)
- 7x Explosive Tags (Left Hip Pouch)
- 2x Flash Tags (Left Hip Pouch)
- 3x Smoke Tags (Left Hip Pouch)
- 30x Senbon (Right Hip Pouch)
- Chakra Blade Set
Chakra reactive trench-knifes worn like brass knuckles, blades above the knuckles in a zigzag-shape for each knuckle, giving the effect of "teeth". Allows related jutsu to be channeled through them, akin to ability channeling.
- Prayer Bead Bracelet
Worn on each wrist, each with different beads. Left - Stone, Wood, Crystal, Steel, Iron, Aluminum, Clay, Magnesium, Copper, Nickel Right - Cobalt, Gold, Silver, Halite, Lead, Platinum, Quartz, Titanium, A bead of perpetual, solid chakra, Rubber
Taiga is host to one of the great phantom beasts, the strongest spirits that once ruled over the earth. The genma that resides within Taiga is the earth genma Sukairaa, the Deigenma.
- Phantom Sense
A side-effect of prolonged exposure to the chakra of the Deigenma, much like Sukairaa himself, when Taiga is merged with a substance he is truly unified with it and is able to automatically extend his sense of touch (feel) through that substance for up to [Mastery] x 2 meters away from himself. At base level, he is able to feel the things one would feel on their own back or body: points of pressure, force, and temperature. For example, if he merges himself into the ground he can feel the vibrations on it, and if there is a dog and a human on it, he can differentiate that one is much smaller than the other and seems to distribute it's weight on four points. Because this uses physical senses, through the use of taijutsu techniques this ability can be extended to higher levels of granularity.
- Phantom Possession
Taiga is the first documented host to master his bond with the ghost Phantom Beast, the Deigenma. Prolonged usage and exposure has effected his body and tenketsu in many ways, however perhaps the pinnacle of the side-effect abilities one can receive from the Deigenma is it's ability to possess objects or even people. After phasing into someone or something, Taiga will exert a special type of chakra out of his body, allowing his otherwise intangible form to interact with the insides of the his host. From this state, if his [Mastery] is greater than the opponents [Control] they will not be able to resist his powerful chakra and he will be able to completely control the body of the person he entered and even manipulate their hands to form seals for jutsu- assuming he knows seals. If his stats are weaker, but within 5 of the opponent, he can cause up to 2 minor disturbances per post such as flicking their wrist, shutting their mouth mid-sentence, or twitching their foot, but nothing more than that. The maximum duration of a possession can be held for 5 posts, + 1 post for every point Taiga has over his opponent, up to maximum of 9 posts.
- Genjutsu N/A
Despite this disappointment, his immediate family still cherished him, though his brothers gave him a lot of shit for it and his cousins looked down on him. As everyone around him continued to grow rapidly, he seemed to still be at a plateau as even his younger cousins surpassed his ability.
Outside of his family, Taiga was increasingly having issues on missions, dragging his Inuzuka and Hyuuga teammate down on a regular basis. He was struggling to get by as a genin. By 13 his teammates passed onto Chuunin, Taiga still left behind as a Genin. Quite frequently he'd come home rather roughed up from missions causing a great deal of worry for his father Jotarou. He was not sure his son could survive the shinobi world much longer and begged his wife's younger brother, Senju Shou, to take Taiga under his wing.
Though Shou was a Jounin, he had not always been as strong as he was. Like Taiga, he had been a "failure" growing up, barely even capable of using Mokuton until his mid-teens. Jotarou felt if anyone could tutor his son and understand him, for these reasons, Shou was the man. Begrudgingly against his father, Taiga left the village with his Uncle to travel the country side and train. Despite not having the ability to use Mokuton from his mother's side, Taiga still as able to learn a wide variety of tips on being a ninja and a good man. After 2 years roaming the country side and now 16, Shou and Taiga parted ways as Shou was summoned back to the village for a mission, Taiga planning following suit alone a month later.
To his great dismay and horror, when Taiga returned to Konohagakure he returned to a village that had been decimated by two criminals, Fushinkou Yaku and Konohagakure's own Enma. Worse, he learned his uncle Shou had tragically perished in battle against the two men while protecting genin. Extremely upset Taiga could never forgive himself for not being in the village during the attack. For not being there to protect his friends and family. This sent him into a depressed state for months. Unknown to him, his father, once more unable to see his son in this condition, spoke with the Shinobi Council and begged them to put his son on a team hoping it would take him out of his depression.
The council did so and placed Taiga on a team with two genin, Isuzu and Gene, under the supervision of an Inuzuka known as Kazuo. The team however was short lived with Isuzu leaving the shinobi life and Gene quickly becoming Chuunin soon after. This of course lead to rising tensions between the boys, Taiga and Gene. After nearly reaching the breaking point with Gene, Taiga secluded himself away from his teammates. Ultimately, he was chosen to become the next Jinchuuriki in Konohagakure for reasons he himself could not understand. Despite his lack of aptitude, preliminary test had apparently shown him to be the most compatible with the Genma. This was certainly not a mistake, and though rocky, Taiga began to progress at a never-before-seen pace with his Genma.
The two, with particularly toxic attitudes, were not a team at first. Through Taiga's bullheaded will and sheer determination, he ignored the Genma's harassment and constant doubt and used all his might again and again to wear down the genma, slowly taking more and more of it's power without submitting to it's control. His determination wound up becoming his saving grace, and through Taiga's hard work, dedication, and the freedom and respect he gave his Genma to have eventually won the beast over., learning it's name. Sukairaa. In the end, the two were complimentary to each other and formed a strong and harmonious relationship. In just 1 year, Taiga managed to completely master his genma to a level far past even that of bannin. His growth however was not over.
While he may have mastered his genma, the other areas of the shinobi arts had gone completely ignored... and Taiga has much work to do in them.