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Name: Shijo Kiyohide

Nickname(s): The Hidden Blade of the 7th Division

Age: 1100 (Appears to be in his late teens)

Sex: Male

Sexual Preference: Heterosexual

Species: Vizard

Position: Former Division 7, 3rd seat

Appearance: Shijo has always been mocked for his appearance whether it was unintentional or not mainly due to his child like appearance which drives him crazy due to his actual age. For his age as a Shinigami he should appear to be in his mid-20s but instead is stuck looking like that of an 18 year old human and has the same sort of treatment as a child would which has led to him wishing to avoid sight of other people.

He isn't an ugly kid by any means, but he isn't the most attractive either. He is the appearance that you'd see and pay no attention to right away based off of his physical features and just write him off as a nobody or someone of little to no real threat. He stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches with a slightly tanned skin tone due to his constant time outside as a Shinigami. He has light blue eyes that many tend to notice first regarding his physical features and has a small amount of freckles on his cheeks.

His most noticeable features however is his red hair which is worn short with angled slicks of hair into every direction and paying special attention towards thickness on the top. The ends of the hair are thwarted into every direction with well shaven sideburns that end just a little bit past his ears and the hair around his ear clipped to keep the short haircut appearance.

Since Shijo likes to keep to himself most of the time out of fear of more judgment of his appearance or ridicule Shijo is usually seen sitting in a corner by himself using his clothes to try and keep himself from being visible to others. When he has to talk to someone he is usually standing with his head slouched or refusing to face the person with his body slouched over making his appearance seem shorter than normal which just adds to the reticule and jokes of his cuteness.

Since he no longer has ties with the Seretei Shijo has developed a human style of clothing and chooses to wear a nice dress shirt style button up with plaid like designs with white being in the squares and a reddish style color creating the pattern of the many tiny squares. Worn underneath the shirt is a black T-shirt that is visible due to the open collar and rolled up sleeves of his dress shirt.

Like all Vizards who call upon their mask once it appears it is in a unique form for the wielder of this power and Shijo is no different. Once the mask is summoned it appears in the shape of his face almost completely snug and perfectly matched. It has the first appearance of a knights mask with the eye area only having little slits cut out for Shijo to see his glowing eyes emanating through the holes. Around the eyes resides a light blue design flowing downward from the top corners and passed the eyes in the path where his eyebrows would reside before meeting in the center of the mask.

Underneath the blue design resides the mouth which unlike the rest of the tight fitting mask hangs past his chin and enters appoint creating a similar design to the eyes with a knight helmet style area with little pieces cut out to allow Shijo an area to breath as it began to form a point. The mouth area also has the light blue color forming upward before completely spreading and following the jawline shape.

Personality: Shijo isn't the most outgoing of people in the world and instead is the total opposite with a severe lack of self-esteem. Most of the time he can be seen tucked into the corner of a room or hidden away completely from public view in hopes to not be noticed and be judged by the other Shinigami or Vizored alike. It is because of this lack of presence in a social environment that when Shijo vanished it took a while before anyone ever noticed and even when he vanished due to his position amongst the 7th division they just assumed he died in combat while in Hueco Mundo.

When engaged in conversation Shijo is soft spoken and usually makes sure to do more listening rather than speaking only replying when he absolutely has to. Sometimes if it is a yes or no answer he just nods his head or gives a thumb up in his more nervous and shy states just to avoid being heard or judged for some strange reason. When he does speak it is never too loud or yelling instead it is like how one would be expected to speak if a sleeping baby was in the vicinity or they were located in a library.

Shijo takes his skills as a Shinigami very seriously and always puts his duties as a Shinigami and now Vizored before his own meek and shyness never allowing his own fears to stop him from completing a mission or task. It is also because of this belief in his duty that he rarely gives any pause to think about his orders he was given or create an opinion on his future actions instead choosing just to do what he was told and with excellent precision and skill.

In combat not much changes about Shijo regarding his soft spoken attitude and limit of words used. However if one were to look close enough during combat you would notice he holds his head up higher and his face has become completely visible as he looks intently towards his opponent with a look of bloodlust and determination in his eyes. The only time Shijo has been known to talk is when he is performing the final blow and it is usually his last remarks or comments on his opponent varying from bad to good and commenting on anything from their fighting style to their own personality. Some believe he waits until their final moments so as to not receive any judgment from said person while others believe he doesn't want to judge them until he has learned everything he can about them, but no one will ever know because when asked he shies away from the question.

Even with all this shy behavior and bloodlust in battle Shijo has been proven to be a caring and determined person who does things and follows orders only for those he has full belief and trust in. This along with his past actions have shown that he holds honor and loyalty above all other values and will fight for his belief until he can no longer draw breath with no doubts in his mind and happiness in himself even if he continues to have a low self-esteem.

Abilities:

Vizard Mask: In dire needs of extra power, and usually used as a last resort, Shijo is able to summon a mask that resembles that of a hollow or an Arrancar which advances his core abilities and increases them in different ways depending on the user. In Shijo's case it increases his ferocity in combat and his reflexes making him even more dangerous in melee combat if the opponent ever forces him to unleash this form and technique.  

High Spiritual Pressure: Though during his past he was only a 3rd seat amongst his division Shijo always possessed a strong spiritual pressure that could rival that of a Lieutenant or a low strength level captain. It took the Seretei a long time to realize this fact due to his natural ability to completely conceal his spiritual pressure from even the most perceptive of spiritual pressure sensors making him able to hide from an opponent inches from him.

Zanjutsu Practitioner: Shijo only holds the most basic of knowledge needed by a Shinigami to achieve his position and therefore holds no real high regards or merits for his usage of such a technique. This however does not mean he lacks all talent in this area just nothing that would rival a Lieutenant or Captain rank. This is in part due to the lack of physical strength with his physical slashes becoming easily overpowered by a Shinigami who faces regular combat.

Kido Expert: An area of practice that has come easy to Shijo is the many uses of Kido and their uses as well as their limitations and many other uses aside from the basic and direct approach of immediate damage. He has been known to be able to use one Kido to boost the power of another or mix two together to forge a completely new form of attack and catch his opponent off guard. It is because of this unique usage of Kido why he has been designated as an Expert in Kido and first caught the eye of his former division captain.

Shunpo Practitioner: Shijo doesn't practice the use of Shunpo often instead choosing a little more direct approached of combat such as Zanjutsu and Kido rather than sneak attacks on an opponent not finding it to be honorable or deserving of a proper warrior. It is because of this belief why he has rarely used this ability and only has the most basic of grasp on this technique.

Enhanced Spiritual Pressure Senses: Due to his ability to hide his own spiritual pressure so well and his understanding on how to achieve this feat has given him a stronger understanding of how spiritual pressure works and allows him to sense Spiritual pressure from a longer distance and get a better understanding of the power behind an opponent. It is also because of this heighten sense of his that few to no people can sneak up on him or preform a successful Shunpo technique to catch him off guard and cause him to receive a wound making him ideal for facing any hollows who wish to perform a sneak attack or a heavy Shunpo user.
Well while creating my Gotei 13 i got a little bored on the current captain i was writing and decided to branch out and create a Vizard since so many have gone that route. It has inspired me to create more, but i'm not entirely sure if i did a good job describing his mask. Hopefully in the future i can get someone to sketch the masks for me and help you guys out.

Anyway i hope you enjoy my first attempt at a Vizard

Bleach (C) TITE KUBO
Shijo Kiyohide (C) Myself
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Lanokir Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, sounds like an interesting OC, and would love to see the design of his mask for sure. :>
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NerdicWriter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah just one slight problem..... it's a shitty description lol so i doubt i'll be able to get it drawn lol
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Lanokir Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, can try work it out, would gladly try to help a bit. :)
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NerdicWriter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That would be awesome!
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Lanokir Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, well, can try.
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NerdicWriter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure it would be awesome just to have mask reference so people who what it is.
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Lanokir Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it does help alot for sure : >
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thedarkmia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he sounds interesting and i think you did a good job on describing his mask, i dont understand the design completely but i really suck at written references so im not one to ask haha
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NerdicWriter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah i definitely am in need of somebody to draw his mask. I just don't have cash so that part might prove to be difficult. Oh well i'm glad to know he is interesting. I wanted to design a character that would make sense to disappear and also make him powerful due to his mask to keep him strong, but not overpowered completely. Anyway thanks for the feedback i appreciate it.
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