"Some men are born great, but the true hero works by the sweat of his brow, and the love his his friends to achieve glory..." -Blankslate
Ichigo Kurosaki (黒崎 一護 Kurosaki Ichigo) is a Human with Shinigami powers, and the former Substitute Shinigami of Karakura Town. A few years after the defeat of a Hell monster and quelling it's invasion of Soul Society, he married a young woman in Karakura Town and had a son, named Michio Kurosaki. He is also the son of Isshin Kurosaki, and brother to Karin and Yuzu Kurosaki.
Ichigo's current appearance is that of a fairly well toned man in his mid forties with a tall and rather imposing figure. He has a slight beard going around his jaw and across his chin, but no form of facial hair besides that. His orange hair is less spikey than before, and it sweeps forward before tilting up slightly near it's front. Due to having mastered Bankai, his Soul Reaper form is always wearing Tensa Zangetsu's Shikahusho, consisting of a long-sleeved, ankle-length coat with a white undershirt. The ends of the coat flare out into three long coattails, and the coat is held together by black "X"'s which appear similar to the ones that appear on his body in his normal state. Similar markings appear on his forearms and the backs of his gloved-hands in Bankai
Despite the thirty year time difference, Ichigo's personality has remained consistant, for the most part. He is more mature than before, but still carries the same cool and somewhat annoyed scowl on his face as he did in his teenage years. He is very collected and isn't as prone to losing control of himself as he usually did before, choosing to keep his emotions more in check rather than just letting loose as he did before (a trait that he himself says is what led to his defeats in the past). However, he is still very determined to defend and protect those who are close to him, his family especially. His confidence in his abilities has also allowed him to hone his Resolve and Spiritual Power. This, along with mastering his Bankai, has made him an incredibly potent warrior.
HistoryEditIchigo was born on July 15 to Isshin and Masaki Kurosaki. A few years later, his two sisters, Karin and Yuzu were also born. When he was four, Masaki enrolled him in a Martial arts class, where he befriended Tatsuki Ariwara. When he was nine years old, his mother was killed trying to defend him from a Hollow named Grand Fisher. Although her body was never found, the incident left a large mark on Ichigo that would remain with him for most of his life.
Later in High School, he befriended a rather secluded young man named Yasutora "Chad" Sado and another friend of Tatsuki's, named Orihime Inoue. Around the age of fifteen, Ichigo discovered that he was Spiritually aware and could communicate with spirits of the dead. Later on, during an attack by a large Hollow, Ichigo met a then Seated Officer, Rukia Kuchiki, who was injured by the beast and gave her Soul Reaper powers to Ichigo as a last resort to defeat the Hollow. Acquiring powers of his own, Ichigo quickly destroyed the monster. Soon after, Rukia's brother, Byakuya Kuchiki and his Vice Captain, Renji Abarai, arrived in Karakura Town to retrieve Rukia, and bring her back to Soul Society to answer for her crime of giving a human her powers. Ichigo was heavily wounded in the process, but was recovered by Kisuke Urahara.
After training with Kisuke and a cat-quised Yoruichi Shihouin and learning more about his Shinigami powers, Ichigo, along with Chad, Orihime and Uryu, a Quincy that he had met a few weeks earlier, launched an invasion of Soul Society. With the help of two Rukongai citizens, Kuukaku and Ganju Shiba, the group all managed to infiltrate the Seireitei, Soul Society's military headquarters. However, they were seperated and after a long struggle, Ichigo managed to master his Zangetsu and even acheive the ultimate form of his Zanpakuto, the Bankai. Using it's power, he defeated Byakuya Kuchiki in open combat and managed to save Rukia.
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