Takebachi, Sōshireikan & Patriarch of the Soramaru Clan
|Information on Takebachi Soramaru|
|Faction||Gotei 13; Onmitsukidou; Executive Militia|
Captain of the Sixth Division Sōshirekan
Height: 6'5" (198 cm)
Weight: 278 lbs. (126 kg)
Eyes: Dark brown
Takebachi was always a tall, lanky young man with extremely long hair styled back into a pony-tail, often giving him the appearance of being a meek bookworm. In fact, Takebachi chose this facade as a means of provoking bullies into picking a fight with him, so that he could test his physical strength. Takebachi often even wore a false pair of spectacles in order to better sell the image of physical frailty.
Following the temporary loss of his zanpakutō, however, Takebachi trained vigorously to compensate for the handicap. Because of this, his delicate features were lost, replaced by layers of chiseled muscle. His once-long, straight and silken hair, has been changed to a shoulder-lengthed, razor-cut style with a wispy look. For most outsiders, this was a significant transformation. However, it was all for the better: his earlier façade no longer served a purpose, as he had now found far greater rivals to test his power against than insignificant bullies.
As Sōshirekan (Commander) of the Onmitsukidō, Takebachi's standard dress has been altered significantly. The upper half of his shihakushō has been cast away entirely, leaving the Sōshireikan with a bare torso for the purposes of Shunko. Furthermore, Soramaru-sōshi has made the black-and-blue colors of the Soramaru Family into the official color scheme of the Onmitsukidō, which is reflected upon his uniquely-styled haori.
Takebachi (or "Take" as he prefers to be called) prefers to live amongst "real" people, who do "real" things. Growing up in a house of lower nobility, Takebachi has always felt as though his life were "manufactured", and that everyone around him were mere puppets on stage. While he enjoys the luxury his position affords, as well as the freedom his status affords, he actually wishes to spend time with people who are unhindered by roles and labels that society has placed upon them. He also loves pushing his body to its limits, to the point of a near-addiction to physical training, combat, body-hacking, and sex.
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Takebachi is known for his philandering, and in addition to his wife, has a number of lovers, and children through several. Some of these women have become "concubines" and thus hold unofficial power within the Clan. These women are called the "Circle", and include: