Mari is a soldier. There is no other word for her when it comes to being a Quincy. She is the kind of person who is loyal to the death and will often put the mission before the lives of her teammates. She believes that if you called off a mission every time your life or someone else’s life was in jeopardy, not only does that make you a coward, but it also means that nothing would ever get done. This is not to say that she believes people’s lives are meaningless, but she doesn’t think that you should risk everything to for the sake of a single person. And complaining about things is just a waste of time that would be better spent doing a job that probably isn’t worth your words anyway. She doesn’t question the orders she is given, seeing all orders in the sense of how they’ll effect things in the long run. She always takes the side of her superiors in any argument, mostly because of the deep-seated respect she has for those who fought and clawed their way up to the top.
Though she acts very professional and a bit cold to people she doesn’t know very well, Mari thaws out very quickly to people and will warm up to after only three or four encounters. After that, she’ll act almost completely different around you. She shows a rather childish and eager side to those friends that she trusts with all her heart. She can act very immature, but only when she knows that there is no chance the people around her will judge her for it. Keeping up with her is tiring, however, for she is very loud, rambunctious and laid-back, and doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. She is very aggressive and may be taken as somewhat of a bitch since it never occurs to her to censor what she is saying. She is just speaking her mind, as loud as she can. And boy is she loud. Mari loves to share with the people around her, whether the news is a new emotion or a new kitten.
Mari’s second most noticeable feature is her perpetual honesty. She hates lying, she hates liars, and she prides herself at never having told a lie (that she remembers). If you don’t think someone can handle the truth, then you should not tell them the truth, but don’t feed them a lie that will cause them to self-destruct. She dislikes liars, she dislikes lying, and she dislikes it when she has no choice but to lie.
And as for her number one most noticeable feature…this is something that people notice before she even opens her mouth. Actually, most people could notice it from across the room. No matter what mood Mari is in or what her circumstances are at the moment, there is always a feral air about her. The air around her is tense and energetic, like a bomb waiting to explode. She always has a chaotic, wild and unpredictable air about her, as if she could fly off the handle at any moment. Though she usually keeps herself under control, release is necessary and when she lets herself go, she really lets herself go. She always seems to be restless and burning. She is almost like a formally wild dog that is domesticated…you can make sure it obeys you and you can make it enjoy the home, but you can never take away its rough edges.ApperanceAppearance:
135 lbsEye Color:
Light blueHair Color:
Dark brownQuincy PowersPowers: Hirenkyaku Expert:
Having been trained by the quincy Johnathan Walker, Mari is able to move at tremendous speed, almost matching that of real grandmasters of this area. Since Hirenkyaku is generally a bit faster than Shunpo, she also is a bit faster than experts of Shunpo. Sonido seems to be roughly the same speed, however.Platform Manifestion:
A technique fist showed by Ishida in the series, the Quincy condenses spiritual energy in the form of a platform, lifting himself and others up into the air. The Quincy can more the platform at his will. Johnathan can create up to 10 platforms at once to use them in battle.Licht Regen:
First more Reishi than usual are stored inside the bow, before the Quincy uses Hirenkyaku to get over the enemy, and release a barrage of arrows at once. The number of Arrows depend on the kind of bow used.Seele Schneider:
One of the most basic Quincy Tools, this bladed arrow consists out of many vibrating and spinning spiritual blades. Their extremely fast vibration makes them able to disrupt any spiritual or solid object they hit, basicially meaning: They can cut through anything not resistant against spiritual energy or vibrating at the same speed. Only things vibrating faster can actually break the blade. Once they cut something spiritual, it sets free spiritual energy from the hit spot, which then will be absorbed by the Quincy, into the blade itself, increasing it's energy and length. Once fired as an arrow, it has great force, since it is still vibrating very fast and will unleash a nearly unblockable explosion should it hit. The hilt will remain and be useable again. Mari carries four Seele Schneiders.Ransōtengai:
This is a high level technique that allows the user to control their body parts using strings of spirit energy controlled by their brain, forming lines or strings out of countless spiritrons. By using this technique, the user can control their body as one would a puppet, allowing them to move freely despite paralysis, broken limbs, or any other force that would impede normal movement. It was originally created to allow elderly Quincy to fight effectivelyUnlimited Warfare Works:
This spell is difficult to use, since the incarnation takes a long time to speak in which it can be interrupted. Using it, Mari loads the Silver Tube into her like a arrow-head, overcharging it with an enormous energy surge. This enables for one literal Arrow hell, sending out bright white beams of energy with the intense power of a Cero, and a magnitude of them at that, leading to the name of it. The beams each have the dimensions of a Cero, the firing range depends on the usual range for the weapon it is loaded into. Each blast can, like a Cero, cause an explosion of white light upon hit with a range of roughly 5 meters per energy stream.
While chanting the spell, it seemingly warps reality to show the users inner self in the form of the sky and ground slightly changing. This change is purely cosmetic, and reverses after firing the shots. For Mari, the change in the battlefield reflects it to a cyberpunk base of sorts, two platforms facing eachother on either side of a hugs abyss of bottomless pit, surrounded by metal walls, gears, and other tech. Again, this change is purely cosmetic and adds to the showing effect of the attack, the only possible effect could be slight confusion if the enemy is very easily distracted.
This technique can be used once per thread, no more than that. If the chant is interrupted, it doesn't count as used.Incantation:"I am.. the bone of my bow.
My body is glass, and sacrifice is my heart.
I have been through a thousand tragedies..
Unknown to mercy, nor known to compassion.
Have endured death and sorrow for my only goal..
and yet, this soul will never gain reprieve.
So, as I pray, Unlimited Warfare Works!"Bow Description:
Mari's bow is ornate, darkly colored, and intricately designed:
Mari also gets a suit made of the reishi that she absorbs when she activates her bow.
Her arrows are less powerful than her tutor's, however, she can fire more of them rapidly, making up for the lesser strength.BackgroundHistory:
Karakura Town, Japan. Nineteen years ago, on January 1st, Mari Makinami was born into a family of quincies. From her very first day of living, she was taught the ideals and the pride of the quincy. She was taught that the quincy were superior to humans in every way, that being "Equal" with them wasn't an option, and that the powers of the quincy dwarfed that of the shinigami as well. On top of being a student at Karakura High, she was also taught Quincy History, techniques, and the like by her father. She was a fast and capable learner, having a materialized bow by age 8.
While in Middle School, her mother, a quincy who specialized in the art of the Ginto, was killed by an arrancar, a female (or so Mari thought) by the name of "Mariyah". She didn't get the last name of the arrancar. But she had WATCHED as the sadistic fucker ripped her mom into pieces. She swore a grudge against the bitch and named her only goal as getting revenge against her.
At age 14, she finished the majority of her training, and left the house to seek a more experienced tutor.. right before the human world was sealed off and heroism attacked. Mari found out later that her father had been killed in the initial attack, and this news only dampened her spirit. During the long period of invasion, she found another quincy, Johnathan Walker, who taught her everything that she now knows. She spent the majority of the five-year invasion training with him to the peak of her abilities, and learning one of his techniques, customizing it to her own soul. Now she fights with Johnathan, looking up to him as her idol, and seeing him as her savior of sorts.Extra Abilities:
- High Intelligence
- Enhanced Agility
- High Arrow Count (1105 max per second)