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Old 04-18-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Taro Taichi - Grass M-nin

Name: Taro Taichi
Age: 35
Sex: Male
Height: 6'4

Character Type: Missing-nin

Country/Village: Grass/Hidden Grass
Rank: Jounin
Division:

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Name: Taro Taichi
Shinobi Rank: Jounin
Missing-nin Rank: C
Shinobi Village: Hidden Grass
Point Criteria
Jounin - 20
Theft - 2
Assault - 5
Additional Notes: Taro has a mercenary outlook, he may be able to be bribed into action with the right amount of ryou.
Reward: Medium
Physical Description: Most people would simply describe Taichi as a huge guy. He has the look of an intimidating thug and he has the size and battle scars to back that up. He towers above most people being over six feet tall and he has very bulky muscular build. Most of his body is hidden under some sort of clothing, but beneath that he has a body that would make most body builders weep in jealousy. Taichi's skin has a very slight tan and he has a scar under his right eye. It stretches from the top of his nose to his cheek bone. He usually has an unshaven dirty look unless he wanted to look professional, and he has gray hair that reaches his shoulders.

Clothing: Taichi's choice of clothing manages to hide how huge he is, but his height can't be masked. He wears baggy navy blue jeans that stretch down to the floor so the bottom of his pants tend to be a little torn and his pants cover most of his black mountaineering boots, leaving only the front of the shoe exposed. Taichi wears a loose plain white short-sleeved shirt. On top of all his layers of clothing, he wears a long black leather coat with long sleeves that cover up to his fingers. On his head, he wears a plain black slouch hat that provides some shade for his face. Taichi also usually wears a thin thread around his neck with a coin attached to it. It resembles his love for money. Taichi also has a small quiver tied to his left thigh to hold some arrows but it's concealed under his coat.

Personality: Taichi views himself as a mastermind. He tries to calculate his every move before making it and tries to weight the pros and cons of most of his decisions. What he views as a pro or a con might differ from what most people think seeing how he lacks morals and most of his pros revolve around making money. When it came to money-making or spending laws, morals and ethics weren't issues to him. He's by no means a greedy fellow. He really enjoys spending money on himself and on others, but he doesn't enjoy it nearly as much as he enjoys making it. He also knows when to stop spending, seeing how his great mind calculates how much he needs to keep in hand.

Taichi rarely refuses to help other people, but mostly because he keeps track of what or how much they owe him. Everything he does for another person has a price on it, whether it's a favor or cash. Thinking that people have the same mentality as he does, he tends to reject help from others unless he's really needs it.
Nindo; "Way of the Ninja": I'm a mastermind - Never do a thing irrational, I'll live forever, and my tales are classical

Clan/Bloodline: None
Primary Archetype:
Kobudo Master
Special: When taken as Primary Archetype, the character can temporarily gains access to his trained blunt weapon style’s next stage “benefits”. This only includes stage bonuses and regular techniques. This special only lasts for one post.
Primary: Physical
Secondary: Mental
Tertiary: Chakra
Stat Merit: +2 to Strength, +1 to Stamina
Stat Flaw: -2 to Control, -1 to Tactics

Secondary Archetype:
Offensive Healer
Stat Merit: +1 to Intelligence, +1 to Reserves, +1 to Speed
Stat Flaw: -2 to Willpower, -1 to Power

Statistics

Physical

Strength: 1 + 2 + 24 = 27 (+25 Jishin)
Speed: 1 + 1 + 19 + 4(TP) = 25 (+25 Sniper)
Stamina: 1 + 1 + 17 + 2(TP) = 21 (+16 Sniper)

Mental

Intelligence: 1 + 1 + 14 = 16
Tactics: 1 - 1 + 17 = 17
Willpower: 1 - 2 + 21 = 20

Chakra

Power: 1 - 1 + 13 = 13
Control: 1 - 2 + 15 = 14
Reserves: 1 + 1 + 12 = 14

Jutsus and Techniques

Houzou Hakkyou - Grass Village Prison Seal

Jishin (Earthquake)
Stage 5
Strength: +25

Hidden Sniper Bow and Arrow Style
Stage 5
Speed: +25 Stamina: +16
Hunter’s Sight / Stage 4
Phantom / Stage 5

Global Ninjutsu List
Stage One
Henge No Jutsu (Transformation Technique)
Stage Two
Kinobori no Jutsu (Tree Walking Technique)/Kabenobori no Jutsu (Wall Walking Technique)
Stage Three
Suimen Hokou no Gyou (The Art of Water Walking)
Stage Four
Shunshin no Jutsu (Instantaneous Body Technique)

Medical Jutsu List
Stage One
Igaku Kunren - Medical Training
Stage Two
Kinjutsu: Henge Shibito – Forbidden Technique: Transform Corpse
Stage Three
Chiyute no Jutsu – Healing Hands Technique
Kigusuri Souzou – Medicine Creation
Stage Four
Souzou Dokubutsu – Poison Creation

Inventory
Tetsubo - [4]
Bow and Arrow - [3]


Weapon Points Remaining: 0
Additional Weapon Points Gained: 0

Biography: Taichi was all his father had seeing how he lost his mother at a very young age. She was a shinobi and got killed in action, leaving the senior Taro to raise the young boy by himself. He also was a shinobi but for the majority of Taichi’s time at home, his father was a bum since he suffered an injury that cost him a whole arm and one of his legs’ functionality. Despite having a family filled with injuries resulted from serving the hidden grass village, Taichi was sent to the academy to become a shinobi. It was mostly because that was the normal thing for both sides of the family, but also because his father was incapable of taking care of him all the time.

Taichi remained as an academy student and he did ok during his time there but without parental supervision, he always did what he wanted as long as authorities didn’t scold or punish him. His crippled father was always either clueless, or incapable of intervening. Taichi didn’t have to stay home at much either seeing how his father had nurses helping him with his basic needs so the two never spent much time together and they never became close to each other.

In time, Taichi graduated from the academy and became a genin. To him that meant he was finally a real full-fledged shinobi, but to his father that meant that the brat was finally earning some money. Ever since that point in life, Taichi always set aside the majority of his income for the household for basic needs and his father’s special needs and he kept aside what little he had for himself. That sort of lifestyle encouraged the young boy to seek out other methods of money-making. He wasn’t differentiating between right or wrong. To him there were two main factors; whether it was profitable or not and what were the chances of him getting caught (when it came to shady money-making means).

Being a shinobi granted the boy skills that helped him gain some extra money on the side. He did odd jobs for some extra cash whenever he could and even healed people for money, using what medical skills he had at the time.

Eventually, Taichi entered the chuunin exams and he was doing quite well and reached the tournament. He was glad to get that far in the exam, but before one of his fights, one of the genin’s parents offered him a deal. Taichi was asked to get his ass kicked in the fight in exchange for a nice chunk of money. He quickly agreed and in that fight, he went easy on his opponent. He took hits that he could have dodged and missed attacks that he could have landed. Taichi lost just like he agreed with the kid’s parent and got the money he was promised. In that fight, the young Taro received the scar on his face as he willingly took a beating, but he found it to be worth it. Soon afterwards he heard that the boy won all his fights but wasn’t promoted anyway since winning fights wasn’t the only factor.

Receiving that wad of money was probably the happiest moment in Taichi’s life up until that point. It was the biggest sum of money he had ever seen and he felt like it was well-earned. He wasted most of it and really enjoyed it and then he kept the rest for the household and himself for emergencies or any parties that he felt like throwing.

After a year, the boy reentered the chuunin exams but during his second time, he wasn’t offered anything to lose or do anything special. He was kind of disappointed since he would have accepted a similar offer again and again in a heartbeat unless it started to look suspicious. During his honest run in the exam, Taichi emerged victorious and was promoted thanks to his skills and experience from his previous time. He was proud of himself and to him the promotion meant better income.

As a chuunin, Taichi managed to give his father a little more money than he used to and kept plenty more for himself. The boy was in a way, an ungrateful brat. He had no love for his father, but he felt like he was paying him back for the years that his father was spending money on him. It was very much a debt being repaid, but neither one of them had a record of how much was paid. Taichi didn’t mind much because his lifestyle forced him to learn to be generous and his money (from all sources) was more than enough.

As the years went by Taichi was offered a well-paying job by one of his friends. Getting caught doing that job would have left the chuunin with nothing but imprisonment, but the temptation was too hard to resist. The job involved helping prison escapees by adjusting their seals. Taichi never managed to understand the full details of the process that went on since his part in the organization didn’t revolve around the seal itself. He was healing the convicts’ injuries if needed and he was keeping their health in check as they underwent the seal modification procedure

After getting a spot in the criminal organization Taichi never had time to do his random tasks for money. He had his income as a shinobi and the money he gained from his other job. It was a better income than he ever had that kept him well-fed and very entertained when he had the time. Due to his busy schedule, his huge secret stash of money kept growing and therefore, his smiles kept getting wider.

Taichi kept that routine up for years and in a way, his criminal activities helped his job seeing how he was constantly putting his medical skills to use. Eventually he was promoted to the rank of jounin. He was very glad, but was somewhat worried that his new rank would limit his time with his criminal friends, but he didn’t worry about that for a long time. He didn’t stay a jounin for long. During one night, his ‘workplace’ was raided by the authorities. Taichi and many of his friends were captured and incarcerated on that night. The group he was working for still existed but it became much less active than it used to be.

Ironically, as he was put in jail, the criminal was branded with the very same seal he was helping criminals break. Being branded with that seal made any person useless as a shinobi and therefore escape was very difficult. Taichi never actually attempted an escape, but he was constantly thinking of ways.

After spending years in prison a day of salvation dawned on many of the criminals of grass. A great explosion happened, causing confusion, damage and countless escape opportunities for the criminals. Taichi, among many others didn’t waste the escape chance. He made a run for it and headed straight for his money stash. After retrieving it, he headed to the same people he worked for and had his seal modified. He was in that business so it wasn’t hard for him to find them despite the reduction in the size of the operation. His third stop was his home. Taichi went to the Taro household and left some money next to his sleeping father on the bed. With that money paid, he figured that the debt was finally paid and there was no longer any need to keep in contact with his father. After that, Taichi quietly fled the village under the cover of the night sky hoping to never return. He no longer had anything there that meant anything to him. Money was everywhere and he had just opened a wide range of new opportunities.

Other Info:

Mission Log:
Troublesome Extermination: Phantom, +2 Stamina
Cruise Control: Chiyute no Jutsu, +2 Speed
All Collectors Start Somewhere +2 Speed, +Hunter’s Sight
Pay Day +2 Willpower, Souzou Dokubutsu – Poison Creation, Updated Inventory to reflect new system

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