Shishire no Shigenma
The Phantom Beast of Soul
The Shigenma, commonly referred to as the Soul Genma, is a Genma sealed away and controlled by [Sunagakure no Sato]. The Shigenma has the ability to influence and return souls of others, and bestows this power to the host. The Shigenma has Four Forms which defines the abilities of the cloak. The Shigenma is compatible with only those who have a Katon affinity.
Black chakra, black sclera, and black rings around their wrists
The host will always want to be 'in the know', making them a bit of a chess master type person. They want to know everything about everything, making sure plans don't ever go wrong. The host loses all companion slots.
The Shigenma is a very snooty, self-important being. It views itself as much better than everything else, and is quite hypercritical of the host and anybody with whom it interacts. The Shigenma has a tendency to be rather shallow, placing great importance on things such as appearances and reputations. When it finds something that it truly dislikes, it will go to great lengths to hurt it in any way possible, just out of spite; Shigenma holds grudges for quite a long time. Also, when the Shigenma comes across something that it is confident it is superior to, it will be playfully sadistic and sinister for the sake of its own amusement.
The Soul Genma works on a soul level system. Every being on the planet having a "soul level" that determines how well, and how early a host can manipulate the soul.
|Soul Level||Beings||Equivilent Pet Ranking||Equals to|
|Petty||These are primarily animals smaller than a dog, but exclude anything at the top of it's own food chain (things like birds of prey etc)||D-rank Pet||-|
|Lesser||These are animals the size of a dog to the size of a donkey, and can include birds of prey, but not anything else at the top of it's food chain.||C-rank Pet||2 Petty|
|Common||These are animals from the size of a donkey, to a horse. And can include beings at the top of it's food chain.||B-rank Pet||2 Lesser|
|Greater||Includes anything larger than a horse.||A-rank Pet||2 Common|
|Grand||This is humans, and only humans. All humans are grand soul size.||D-S-rank shinobi||2 Greater|
They are treated as pets, and stats must be allocated to them upon their resurrection; the stats need to make sense, and you do not have to use all the stats if they do not logically fit (i.e: a lizard may have 2 speed, but would have 1's in everything else, despite being "equal to" a d-rank companion. These are naturally occuring animals, not pets trained to fight.
Bodiless resurrection requires that the animal being resurrected would have logically died in the arena, no resurrecting a chimpanzee in the middle of an ocean, or a fish in the middle of a desert. All other resurrections require the actual body of the animal to be present, for the soul to repossess.
Human resurrection works much like human puppetry, in that the host must have the bodies. The resurrected humans are sentient, aware of their situation, but are compelled to abide by the hosts bidding. Since a soul can be resurrected multiple times, the host can form relationships with the soul and create bond with it. The humans have all the stats they died with, and all the jutsu. However, they can only be resurrected for so long before they pass, this being true for both human and animal souls. If the resurrected being were to be "killed" before their time is up, they still return to their dead state, and must be resurrected again. Souls cannot
be placed into destroyed bodies, and experience pain and injury just as a living being would.
The hosts form determines how many "souls" a host can have resurrected at a single time. Which is further explained upon within the forms. However, the host should keep track of what they have active on a counter in a spoiler, much like they would a jutsu. Despite the fact that becoming the host of the soul genma consumes all possible companion slots, the host is only able to have as many Bodies resurrected, of any soul size, as they do companion slots. This means that while their companion slots will reflect X/5 (1 at base, with 4 granted by the ability), regardless of how many soul slots they are able to redeem the absolute maximum they can have revived at a given time is equal to the maximum slots they have. Additionally slots can be granted y additional ability uses.
The Soul Gemna Jinchuurinki is required to perform hand seals for all of it's jutsu that involve summoning, movements, and influencing of souls. But is able to perform nintai, not needing handseals, treating a soul as if it is a physical object. To the soul gemna, a soul appears as a wisp of light.
|Base Form||The Genma's influence manifests as black bands of pigmentation around the wrists and murkey black sclera. The user's chakra also takes on a black hue. In this form, the host is able to resurrect animals. Depending their mastery, they can resurrect up to Lesser souls without having the body. The host can have up-to a Greater Soul active at a single time (meaning,since 1 Greater soul is 2 Common souls, they could have 2 commons, 4 lessers, or 8 petty souls)|
+5 Instinct Always Active
Form 1||The chakra cloak of the Genma extends out around the user, wrapping around them in this form. Despite being black, the cloak is transparent enough to allow full visibility of the host. The host's iris' also seem to dim, becoming less vibrant in colour. In this form the host is able to affect the soul within a being, causing temporary paralysis, numbing, and pain in the body by striking the soul itself. Depending on their mastery, the host can also resurrect up to Common souls without having the body.|
Stat Changes: +3 Instinct, +2 Ninjutsu
Form 2||In this form, the chakra cloak seems to thicken, slightly darkening the area around the host. The host's legs also develop visible cracks as if they were made of shattered glass. The host also develops two small horns which protrude from the back of their jaw bones to the sides of their head. In this form, the host is able to resurrect Grand souls, but they must have the bodies with them. The host can have up to 1 Grand, and 1 Greater soul active, or any combination adding up to those.|
Stat Changes: +5 Instinct, +4 Ninjutsu, +2 Control, -1 Speed
Form 2 Ascended||Having mastered the Genma to some length, the host is able to actively enter into this state and any of it's predecessors at ease. While indistinguishable from Form 2, Form 2 ascended is slightly stronger than it's predecessor.|
Stat Changes: +8 Instinct, +6 Ninjutsu, +5 Control, +2 Stamina, -5 Speed
Form 3:||The dark aura of the chakra cloak coalesces around the host's arms, creating a sort of grey shroud with a similar consistency to fabric. The shattered design continues up the hosts legs onto their hips and abdomen. The host's iris' also totally disappear in this form, leaving only the black sclera despite no impact on their vision. The wrists of the host become totally transparent and their hands seem to float in mid air, while the horns on their jaw bones elongate, taking a form visually similar to small wings and their skin becomes pale as a sheet. In this form, the host is able to move souls, rather than simply manipulate them. This allows the host to force people to switch bodies with each other, animals, etc. However, depends on the rank of the jutsu, and the hosts mastery, souls will naturally go back to their bodies after a certain amount of time.|
Stat Changes: +11 Instinct, +8 Ninjutsu, +7 Control, +6 Stamina, -7 Speed
|Form 4:||In this, the fourth form, the host loses all of its hair and its mouth seems to disappear despite still being able to speak. The horns on the side of the head grow to some 45cm long, and from the sternum down the host's body appears cracked and jagged, thin and emaciated. The wrists of the host are also gone, making his hands appear to be floating in place. The shroud that covers their back grows in length and thickness giving them a cape of sorts. In this form, the host is able to resurrect mass amounts of humans, animals, and the like. The host is limited to 1 Grand Souls for every 5 mastery they have. (1 at 5mastery, 5 at 25 mastery and so on.), or any combination of the souls.|
Stat Changes: +15 Instinct, +13 Ninjutsu, +12 Control, +10 Stamina, -10 Speed
Form 4 Ascended||Having mastered the Genma to some length, the host is able to actively enter into this state and any of it's predecessors at ease. While indistinguishable from Form 4, Form 4 ascended is slightly stronger than it's predecessor.|
Stat Changes: +18 Control, +15 Instinct, +15 Ninjutsu, +12 Stamina, -15 Speed
The level of Genma Mastery the host has, the greater lengths that they are able to control the Genma. The lower amounts have lower control over the Genma, while higher have higher and near perfect control over it. When first in the forms, it's basically the Genma taking over their body.
|3)|| First form is now unlockable. Up to C-Rank Jutsu can be used in First form.|
6)|| Up to B-Rank Jutsu can be used in First form.|
9)|| Up to A-Rank Jutsu can be used in First form, and can resurrect Petty Souls without having a body.|
12)|| Up to S-Rank Jutsu can be used in First form. Second form Unlockable, up to D-rank jutsu can be used in Second form.|
15)|| Up to C-Rank Jutsu can be used in Second form.|
18)|| Up to B-Rank Jutsu can be used in Second form, and can resurrect Lesser Souls without having the body. Form 2 Ascended Unlocked|
21)|| Up to A-Rank Jutsu can be used in Second form.|
24)|| Up to S-Rank Jutsu can be used in Second. |
27)|| Third Form Unlocked, and up to C-rank jutsu can be used in third form, and can resurrect Common souls without having the body.|
30)|| Up to B-Rank Jutsu can be used in Third form.|
33)|| Up to A-Rank Jutsu can be used in Third form.|
36)|| Up to S-Rank Jutsu can be used in Third form. Fourth Form unlocked and up to C-Rank Jutsu can be used in Fourth form.|
39)|| Up to B-Rank Jutsu can be used in Fourth form.|
42)|| Up to A-Rank Jutsu can be used in Fourth form.|
45)|| Up to S-Rank Jutsu can be used in Fourth form.|
50)|| Form 4 Ascended Unlocked.|