Go Ken

Spiritually Aware/Empowered Human

Family Name Go/剛
Given Name Ken/健
Aliases None
Race Spiritually Aware/Empowered Human
Gender Male
Age 16
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Appearance

Height: 5'6"
Weight: 170
Eyes: Black (He has a harmless case of aniridia. The iris and pupil in each eye are indistinguishable from each other and fused together as one black mass.)
Hair: Black
Skin: supernaturally snow white
He has a smooth gaunt masculine face. It isn't particularly attractive or unattractive. Its features are of average dimensions. They are neither very sharp or soft and he has no significant distinguishing facial marks besides his eyes. His hair is short and straight. He has no facial hair. He has the lean and highly defined muscular physique of a serious bodybuilder. His actual frame is of average size. Ken always wears very plain black clothing. Outside of school he always wears a sleeveless shirt, running shoes and track pants regardless of weather. All of which are of course black. Many people have said that his default facial expression(s) appears vacant, cold, bored, unnerving, serious, sad and/or angry. This isn't because he is grimacing or glaring all the time. He merely has a very detached look on his face most of the time and people are more likely to assume something negative from it than something positive. He wishes this wasn't the case but he refuses to wear a fake smile 24/7 to put people at ease. In other words he has somewhat the opposite of a friendly face. He doesn't smile or express much of anything unless he is talking to someone he really likes, he's trying to make a good impression or is enthusiastic about a topic being discussed. Even in such situations he still is quite subdued and is far from an animated individual. Ken often looks as if he is staring through or past whoever he is talking to or at their clothes because he rarely ever makes direct eye contact with anyone. His voice is usually monotone even when he's excited. When he wants to put emphasis on something he's saying he might raise his voice a bit or add some intonation but it largely sounds the same. Ken is mostly a soft spoken person. He can certainly speak in a way that sounds outgoing but his voice simply won't feel as cheery as the average person's.
Reiatsu: Transparent. It is very inconspicuous. Rather than blazing like fire it forms a skin tight outline around his body. Even when using the full extent of his powers it remains the same. No matter what emotional or physical state Ken is in his aura remains calm.

Personality

Beliefs:
Ken is a nihilist and a determinist. He believes life is meaningless, there is no such thing as free will, morality is purely subjective, there is no perfect higher power worthy of worship and everyone would be better off not existing. He thinks love is nothing more than a chemical attraction and the equivalent to a highly complex mathematical equation. He believes that everything is subjective including subjectivity. He subscribes to the concept of everything in moderation including moderation. Ken is a very open minded and tolerant individual.

Behaviour:
Despite Ken's depressing outlook on life he is still able to mostly think and feel positively like anyone else but he can be subject to bouts of feeling extreme emptiness. Ken has two sides to himself when speaking with people. Sometimes he is polite and formal and other times he is sarcastic and playful depending on the situation and who is he talking to. Sometimes he speaks in a joking manner to hide his shyness when he says something that embarrasses him. As an example, he might try to compliment a female or tell her he likes her in a very comical way because although he wishes to be taken seriously he worries about what that may entail such as a straightforward reply of rejection. Ken likes to joke around and has a very dark sense of humour. Nothing is sacred to him but he does acknowledge when it's inappropriate to say certain things. He feels strongly detached from most people. The suffering of others often doesn't bother him at all. If he ever felt he had to he’d have no qualms with killing people whether he believes they deserve to die or not. If he makes any friends and they decide to do evil things he'd have no moral problem suddenly following suit since he doesn't believe in good or evil and does what will please himself. He would however first consider the plausibility of succeeding in a life of crime and the dangers of it as well as what he would have to give up for it. Some might expect Ken to be depraved but he isn’t anymore likely to lie, cheat, steal, manipulate or bully than the average person. In fact he is less likely to do these things than most people because he simply strongly desires to treat people the way he wants to be treated. Ken has a high tolerance for annoyance and is a patient and understanding person. He is humble and isn’t afraid to make fun of himself. He is actually quite shy and suffers from some social anxiety. He knows he should be more confident and worry less about how people see him but he still has a hard time doing so. Ken works out partly because he has a low self-image. This doesn't mean he's a pushover though. In fact, he's likely to want to solve problems with his fists if provoked enough or humiliate someone that's bothering him by casually walking away and refusing to acknowledge him/her. Ken considers himself to be an intellectual but wouldn't want to describe himself in such a way because he thinks he would sound pretentious. He isn't sexist but he likes to emulate certain ideals of manliness such as never crying and never seeking emotional support. He is usually very stoic when dealing with negative emotions and situations. When it comes to fighting Ken is fearless and feels no need to show his opponents any mercy unless he has a specific reason to. When necessary Ken can be very cold and calculating. If he were a military commander he would have no trouble sending his subordinates on a suicide mission.

Likes/Dislikes:
One thing Ken dislikes is to stand out from a crowd. He doesn't feel a need to conform with people but he doesn't want to draw attention to himself. He likes the fact he has a school uniform so that he can blend in easily with everyone else. When he isn’t in school he wears the same plain black clothes everyday because he doesn't want to have to think about what to wear and develop a sense of fashion. He doesn't really care about the opposite sex but he definitely is straight. Ken has a thing for shy and reserved girls because he finds more outspoken ones intimidating since he has very little experience talking with them in general. Ken is the star of the school’s boxing club. He enjoys sparring and individual training to hone his skills. He isn’t actually a big fan of the sport though. Ken hates all non-combat sports because he feels they're extremely boring. Martial arts bore him too but not as much. He doesn't really care for boxing but he'd like to seriously try making a living as a professional athlete some day rather than working behind a desk and the training empowers him mentally. Ken likes to work out regularly as well. Ken hates the idea of living a mundane life and having a tedious dreary job when he finally gets out of school. He isn’t interested in any particular fields of study or regular professions. He finds school largely uninteresting but he is very smart and can get good grades with minimal effort. Ken thoroughly enjoys a wide range of anime, manga and music. He would be highly offended if someone called him an otaku though.

Goals:
Ken aims to actively master his powers so that he’ll be able to do whatever he wants in life. Even without them he had planned to become a professional boxer capable of supporting himself based entirely off his income from the sport. Ken also wishes to find one person he feels he can strongly connect with and befriend him/her to lessen his feelings of emptiness. So far he hasn't met anyone that he truly considers a friend. Everyone up to this point has been what he would call an acquaintance or a temporary friend of necessity.

History

Ken has been a loner his entire life. His strange appearance, imposing figure and the air of indifference he gives off causes most people to avoid and fear him. He has tried to be friendly with his fellow students but they never seem to pick up on his intentions and wonder why he bothers talking to them even if they are his classmates. Ken is too shy to explain himself to others or act more outgoing so whatever negative ideas people have about him tend to stick. His quiet behaviour is occasionally mistaken for anger and his attempts at humour are frequently as off putting as they are amusing. Ken hasn't really bothered to actively try to make friends for a long time. Instead he waits for people to approach him and that rarely ever happens. He has only recently discovered his powers. Throughout his life he had always been substantially more physically fit and athletic than others his age but now his body has clearly gone beyond the limits of regular humans. For example, he shouldn't be able to endlessly chip away at a brick wall with his bare hands without eventually breaking them. He has never knowingly met a shinigami or Quincy before. He has fought a few hollows before but doesn't know what they are. The encounters were uneventful for him since they were weak and he had no trouble defeating them. Meeting such strange beings didn't phase him much after seeing his own supernatural abilities. Ken has taken boxing lessons and engaged in routine exercise since the age of ten having been inspired by stereotypical shonen anime to want to be a strong person. He has won many junior amateur competitions and awards.

Abilities

Ken is an exceptionally skilled boxer and is in excellent physical condition. He is very strong and enduring for his age even without his spiritual energy because he hits the gym daily and religiously follows his exercise routines. Ken’s spiritual energy increases his strength, speed, reflexes, stamina and durability. Its effects are always present to some degree but he has to consciously will himself to manifest the full force of his powers. He never gets sick, heals much faster from injuries than any normal human and is basically superhumanly healthy. He also has minor innate supernatural resistance to extreme temperatures which means he could wear a thin sleeveless shirt without a jacket on a snowy winter day and suffer no negative effects to his health as an example but that is the full extent of this protection. Ken has yet to learn how to do anything other than strengthen his body. He doesn’t know how to use reishi particles to float in and move through the air yet but he’ll probably plan on learning how after seeing other supernatural beings doing so. The only specific special ability Ken has is being able to increase the durability of his hands much more so than the rest of his body. Currently he can punch walls and block strikes from steel baseball bats with his hands without serious harm. He hopes to eventually be able to block bladed weapons. Ken's fighting style is that of a boxing in-fighter. When feasible he tries to stick very close to his opponents at all times and swarm them with nonstop combinations of power punches. He fights with the idea in mind that the best defense is a good offense. He tries to dodge attacks using the least amount of movement possible so that his enemies can't put any distance between them. His powers have no visual effect on his body.

Future Abilities
Ken will eventually develop his own form of flashstepping and walking on air. He will learn to strengthen his fists and eventually his forearms to be just as durable as zanpakuto and be capable of blocking supernatural weapons without any injury to them. He would develop these two abilities in the near future. In the distant future he may create his own form of Ransōtengai. Over time he may gradually gain increasingly improved regeneration starting out as only really being useful out of combat but later becoming useful within it.

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