Post by Fumiya Ouma on Feb 22, 2018 22:20:39 GMT -4
His face claim, Nishinoya, is known as the Guardian Angel of his volleyball team in Haikyuu. After watching this, I wanted to create someone that embodies a similar feeling of protection, someone who does all he can to protect his friends. (Using Nishinoya as a face claim seemed fitting also.)
Nickname: Fuu, Guardian Angel (self proclaimed)
History: Growing up on Oathe with a magical affinity is not easy. It’s said that humans with magic abilities are accepted in the society, and that’s what it may look like from afar, but in reality they’re shunned everywhere you look. That’s not without reason however for most “magikers”, as they’re called, use their powers for unlawful acts, painting all of them in a bad light.
So when Fumiya was born and found to be a magiker, due to his parents noticing some rather strange happenings from Fuu, they were given a very difficult decision to make. Should they hide him away from society until he’s old enough to understand? Or could they raise him as they would any other child, and risk his childhood being riddled with bullying? Come the start of the first school year when Fuu is of age to enroll, his parents decided they should allow him to live a childhood as normal as they could manage. This meant allowing him to go to school like any other kid. Whether or not this was the right decision nobody will ever know.
It didn’t take long for Fuu to be outed as a magiker to his peers, even in primary school, and thus ensued a wave of bullying from some older children who either decided different was bad or had ideas of magikers planted in their heads by parents. It's likely that these same parents are the reason for the kids knowing of Fumiya's magic; an information leak from the school. The bullying continued for most of his primary school life, by which point Fuu had grown accustomed to it as bad as that may seem, but he’d also grown to despise the powers he had even at such a young age. He knew nothing about them. He didn’t know what they were, how he got them, or why he even had them. Only that they were the cause of all this name calling and violence directed towards him.
Seeming like it would never end, Fumiya’s parents contemplated pulling him out of school, but decided to hold off just a little longer. Doing so may have been one of the best decisions his parents made. About a month after Fuu’s parents decided this, Fuu himself had a rather fateful encounter. He was outside playing on his own when a couple of his bullies came and started poking fun at him. Just as one was about to hit him, the boy seemed to bounce off an invisible wall. Now this was nothing Fuu had done, so it came as a big surprise to him. The two bullies looked at one another and then back to Fuu, going to punch at him again, before a voice spoke.
“Are you sure you want to do that?” It was then they noticed an older boy stood watching. The two bullies looked at each other once again, but this time they decided to flee with worried looks on their faces, likely thinking the older boy would do something to them. The boy just laughed, turned and started walking away.
“Wait!” but the boy kept walking. He raised a hand as if to wave to Fuu.
“You should believe in those powers of yours, they’re nothing to be ashamed of.” Hearing that, Fuu looked down to his hands. A couple seconds passed, and looking back up about to speak, the boy had disappeared. This whole passage of events changed Fuu’s outlook entirely. He took that boy’s words to heart, and realised his magic could be used for good, to protect others. From that day forward, Fuu spent a lot of his spare time practising his barriers in attempts to make them actually worthwhile.
Primary school ended, and with that the bullying ended also. Secondary school started, and much to his surprise, people there were far more accepting of who he was, and there were even a couple other magikers. Fuu fit in nicely, and quickly began gaining confidence, becoming more like the person he is today. He didn’t exactly excel in his school work though, except in sports. He was naturally agile and had fast reactions, which gave him an advantage in most things, despite being smaller than most boys there. Overall, his time at secondary school was largely uneventful. Fuu did see the boy who saved him that one day a few times, but never managed to get to speak to him as he was older and often busy with his own friends.
Fumiya’s life seemed to have had a huge turnaround, everything was going nicely throughout secondary school. Until it happened. It was during a school sports game. The sky went dark all of a sudden, the match stopped, everybody stopped and stared at the sky, Fuu included. It was only when someone screamed that people snapped out of it and started to actually observe their surroundings. Dark creatures, some armoured, with bright yellow eyes had begun appearing out of the ground and were attacking anyone they could get close to. Panic spread, everyone screaming and running, trying to escape the monsters. Fuu just stood, looking around, unsure what to do, when he saw a familiar boy being cornered by two of the armoured creatures. He took off in a sprint towards them, and while doing so tried to focus on a barrier. But it was useless. The barrier wouldn’t form. He couldn’t focus well enough when he needed to most.
“NO!” he screamed, darting to the boy’s aid quicker than he ever thought he could move. This boy had changed Fuu’s life. Even if he didn’t know his name, Fuu wanted to protect him the same way he protected Fuu back then. Then next thing he knew, he was there. Between the creatures and the boy, and out of the corner of his eye he swore he could see a single white feather drifting delicately to the ground where he stood before. Unsure of what to do now that he was actually there, Fumiya just held his arms out and closed his eyes. Everything went dark, before a bright flash of white.
When Fuu next opened his eyes, he saw a twilight sky unknown to him. It took a while, but Fuu eventually managed to get accustomed to living in Twilight Town. He did odd jobs here and there to earn munny, and acquired a simple outfit so he didn’t have to wear his sports kit all the time. His mind still wanders back to his home and what happened to it, maybe one day he’ll find out, and he might even be able to return. Only time will tell what becomes of him now.
Face claim’s name: Nishinoya Yuu (Haikyuu)
Fumiya stands around a very tall 160cm (5’3), with a slim but reasonably muscular build. He may appear taller due to his hairstyle; a mess of brown hair styled upwards with a small tuft of his fringe bleached a dirty blond falling forward over his forehead. Dark brown eyes, a match for his hair, often alight with determination and a far too frequent smirk complete his face.
Fuu tends to wear plain white shirts, but does sometimes wear coloured ones. On top of this, he wears a black jacket, usually unbuttoned, which he’ll not hesitate to throw to the ground should things get even slightly intense. To finish off his outfit, he wears a pair of simple black pants, held up with a black belt, as well as some white trainers accented with red.
Although uncommon, you may also catch him wearing his old sports kit. Primarily orange, with black sides on both the top and the shorts. The shirt has a black collar, with a white and orange stripe around it, and has a white number 4 printed on the center of both the front and back. Fuu wears the same white and red trainers with this kit, over some white ankle socks.
None, as of yet. Hitting things isn’t exactly his forte.
The Angel’s Left Wing - Named in pair with the next skill, due to their overall similarity. Fuu takes a second or two to concentrate before creating a fairly small one way barrier using his left hand, usually between a friend and foe. This barrier can block attacks from the front, but allows anything to freely move through from behind. A weaker melee attack on the shield can bounce off and may leave the attacker staggered.
The Angel’s Right Wing - Named in pair with the previous skill, due to their overall similarity. Again, Fuu takes a second or two to concentrate before creating a very similar barrier to the Left Wing, only this time with his right hand. This barrier also only allows one way passage although, while similar in appearance, this barrier is much weaker when it comes to completely stopping attacks made upon it. Instead of this, the barrier takes some of the power of an attack on it and empowering their next attack based on the damage block by the shield.
Guardian Angel - Fuu reacts on instinct alone in order to jump to the aid of a nearby ally in the blink of an eye, in order to intercept one or multiple blows from an enemy. However, this does mean he takes the full brunt of the attacks. It’s dangerous, but that’s the last of Fuu’s worries; he just wants to protect his friends.
Limitations/Drawbacks Both of the Angel’s Wings aren’t the strongest barriers around, especially the Right Wing. While the Left can sustain a few small blows or one or two larger hits before breaking, the Right will fall to only a couple of hits. If they somehow don’t break before two seconds is up, then they’ll disappear. Only one shield can be up at one time, and creating too many too quickly could cause Fuu to collapse from exhaustion.
Guardian Angel is highly taxing physically. Not only does Fuu guard his allies with his own body, but simply the act of getting there in time can tire him if done too frequently. Not that he cares, better him than his friends.
A Guardian Angel. That’s what Fuu wishes he could be. He’ll do all he can to protect those around him, often to his own detriment. But what’s that matter? Better he gets hurt than his friends. Unfortunately (or luckily), he lacks to power to accomplish this all the time. Which he hates, of course, and wishes for nothing more than to achieve this power.
That aside, Fuu is often thought of as loud or boisterous, not afraid to let himself be heard, yet somewhat likeable. He boasts a seemingly never ending supply of confidence in everything he does, even when things look bleak, he’s forever an optimist. Mistakes are merely Fuu’s stepping stones towards improvement; there’s no point in giving up when you can get back up and do even better the next time, or so he says. He hides it well, but Fuu beats himself up a lot whenever he doesn’t succeed, as unhealthy as that may be.