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"...A dream... Hmm... I once had one of those. Now, I simply have an insatiable desire to kill."
"I honestly do not care about your power, your expertise in combat, your flowing movements. I don't care that you are more powerful than me. Whether you choose to believe me or not, I will kill you."
1 John 2:18 "It is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.”
|Keshin of the Sharingan|
Keshin Uchiha (うちは ケシン, Uchiha Keshin) is the last Kirawa in existence after their purge. He is the retainer of an ancient being and is said to be the incarnation of Kowaremashita. No one knows his origins, though some speculate he originated in the Land of Fire, causing him to be dubbed Konoha's Corrupted Shadow (葉の破損影 Ha no Hason Kage). Keshin's goals are still unclear, he formerly wanted to plunge the world into a world war and ultimately, kickstart the genocide of the human race. His hatred for humanity burned, due to him believing that he was a human for the first half of his life. However, after the death of his beloved daughter, he lost his passion for his dream, and slipped into depression. Eventually, he simply began wandering the world and The Yomi, speaking to the souls of the dead and gaining the knowledge of past Kirawa and warriors. After crushing and absorbing the soul of Izanagi, he gained complete mastery of Kojiki and can now utilize it with little drawbacks, thus, he was dubbed Hell's Time Warden (地獄の時間ウォーデン Jigoku no jikan u~ōden). He is still very much aware of Izanagi's will, and has set out to complete it. But Keshin's agenda of self-discovery is still his main priority. Not satisfied with simply being a vessel for destruction, he has decided to find out his true purpose in life, and will continue to thrive off of countless victims of his Kojiki's Shimotsumaki. Guided by both his memories of Izanagi and the remaining consciousness of Kowaremashita, Keshin is determined to discover his true purpose.
Keshin's prowess in the shinobi arts is without peer already, but he is widely known for his mastering of Tamashijutsu. He can steal, manipulate, and completely destroy the souls of his victims. It has been said that Keshin is a Shinigami in human form, though, no one knows for sure. He can empower his physical and spiritual abilities using spiritual energies from deep inside his being. An example of this is his trademark Kaimetsugan. Allowing him to absorb and utilize negative emotions as energy. Keshin's Kaimetsugan also grants him access to The Seven Deadly Transgressions, seven techniques that grant him unthinkable power. Able to subdue towering monsters of various sizes, Keshin has been called Armageddon (ハルマゲドン Harumagedon). Thanks to his wide array of Ninjutsu, Genjutsu, and Tamashijutsu, Keshin's power is seemingly unrivaled by both humans, Oni, and Kirawa.
Keshin's origin has been long forgotten, but many believe he is a Missing-Nin from Konohagakure. Born to a powerful shinobi of the Uchiha Clan, high standards were set for Keshin. He showed great tenacity in the shinobi arts, surpassing his predecessors. And was allowed to graduate at the age of seven. He showed much promise, but left Konoha after an incident which would result in the death of his brother. Soon after defecting, he began to wander aimlessly around the shinobi world. But then, for some unknown reason, Keshin would begin to experience spontaneous lusts for death and slaughter. Unable to control himself, he ravaged an entire village. In the leftovers of a lonely shack, he heard a soft wailing. As he entered the house, he saw a baby wrapped in a linen cloth. Feeling pity on the child, he took her into his care and named her Surotiku. Not knowing what to do with such a helpless creature, he soon found that he made a poor parent. Although, no matter how much he screwed up, the child never resented him. And as she grew up, he began to notice her resilience, causing him to train her in the shinobi arts.
At the age of fifteen, Keshin had started to wander around the Land of Iron. As he did one day, Keshin stumbled upon a man with a black cloak. The man, upon seeing Keshin, took off torwards a snowy grotto. Following the specter, Keshin chased him. However, his target faded through a stone and disappeared. Upon seeing this, Keshin began to investigate the stone. He reached out to touch it, and was suddenly pulled through. It appeared to be some sort of clever Genjutsu, that created this "stone". Keshin then found himself in a dimly lit hallway, torches neatly sitting in racks that were bolted to the earthen walls. WIP
Shortly after, Keshin joined up with a man named Hiruko. The man in exchange for test subjects for his many experiments, trained Keshin in various forms of Ninjutsu and Taijutsu. What Hiruko needed were four shinobi from four of the five shinobi villages. Hiruko stated he had already arranged the fifth's destiny. Keshin began kidnapping shinobi from Sunagakure, Kirigakure, Iwagakure, and Kumogakure. Kakashi Hatake, a shinobi from Konohagakure that possessed the Sharingan, had been previously branded with the Puppet Curse, allowing Hiruko to bring him to himself. Keshin left after fulfilling Hiruko's wishes, and although he was begged to reconsider, Keshin continued his wanderings. He began to give himself to his bloodlust, ravaging small villages and killing off rogue shinobi. No one was sure who was responsible for such killings, as he left no traces that might lead to him being suspected.After many, many long and arduous trials and journeys, Keshin began to become lost between his nature as a Kirawa and being the reincarnation of Izanagi. After destroying Kuraigakure, he was abducted by Kowaremashita, who tried to manipulate Keshin into destroying the barrier between The Yomi and the world of the living. After breaking four of five gates, Keshin confronted Kowaremashita and absorbed him. However, after absorbing so much dark chakra, Keshin's body shut down and he remained dormant in suspended animation inside of The Yomi for ten years. Now, cold and bloodthirsty, he would venture into the world of the living and mar countless villages. But he could not do such things without gaining the attention of the Five Great Nations. A large bounty of 4,500,000 ryo was set, and countless Mercenary Ninja and bounty hunters took on the goal of capturing or killing Keshin, only to be mercilessly slaughtered. Eventually, Keshin fled far out of the reach of even the Five Great Nations and started his hunt for the last of Izanagi's Blood. After two years, he found it deep within a tomb, the tomb of Izanagi himself. In the cold, stiff hands of his remains rested the last of his Blood. Keshin, ecstatic at his discovery, gulped down the contents. A power unlike any other awakened in his lone Sharingan. The ability to manipulate the vast fissure between reality and illusion with no drawbacks. Now, with his newfound power, Keshin decided he would mar the world, and awaken his true potential as a Kirawa.
He decided to venture back to the shinobi empire and continue what Izanagi had started. He ravaged the villages that had been marked as enemies of Izanagi. And once again, shinobi began to notice him. He was constantly on the run from mercenary shinobi. After killing his pursuers, he would drag their bodies into The Yomi and destroy them. Leaving no traces. After one such occasion, he jumped out of a wormhole created by his mysterious left eye and found himself standing in front of Surotiku. Flooded with with various emotions, he embraced her. And after the two cried together, Keshin finally smiled at the only person he ever truly loved. Putting his arm around her, he walked down the mountain he had once called home. But Keshin's happiness wouldn't last. For one dreadful day, Surotiku was abducted by a group of Jashinists. Keshin ruthlessly pursued them to their capital in the Land of Wind and arrived at the citadel this particular group called home. But the man did exactly as they had anticipated, for they had been lying in wait with shackles in hand. As they ambushed Keshin, he was overcome by the sheer number of them. After being subdued, he was quickly blindfolded and beaten. The men nailed Keshin's hands to a wooden cross and placed it in the center of their majestic fortress. As they removed the blindfolds, Keshin caught sight of his beloved Surotiku. He was then forced to watch as she was violently abused by the many men. Keshin's rage was at it's peak, dark chakra began to pour from him in massive quantities. A bloodlust coated the entire area. Keshin snapped the board he had been nailed to and cast his Kojiki on all of the men there. Coming down from the cross, he used the boards still attached to his hands via the nails as a means of beating down each and every man that was there. No longer immortal due to Keshin reversing the state of their bodies, Keshin killed each and every man present. Covered in blood, he jerked the nails from his hands. Keshin then scooped up Surotiku in his arms, and watched as she died. As she breathed her last, Keshin awakened his Kaimetsugan. And watched as her soul began to drift into The Yomi. However, it was mysteriously lost in the realm of the living as it attempted to reach the afterlife. Heartbroken, Keshin now wanders the earth in search of her soul. Surotiku's body has been restored and placed under Kojiki's effects, preserving her vessel until he finds it.
AppearanceKeshin is a tall, lanky man with the appearance of a young man in his twenties. This is due to his Kojiki. Keshin's body now resides outside of the affects of time, therefore, the only way for Keshin to die is by combat. He has dark, onyx eyes that glow with a silvery sheen. His right eye is dyed red when activating his Sharingan, his eye takes on the standard, three tomoed appearance of the Copy Wheel Eye. When his Kaleidoscope is active, his eye takes on the pattern of his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan: A wide, black four pointed star, underneath a straightened, red four pointed star. Framing his face is his stark, white hair that appears to never be kept, and is a more extreme variation of his former hairstyle. His main attire consists of functional black robes and a unique scarf shielding his face and hiding his identity. The scarf was made from a tapestry deep within Kowaremashita's Castle. He stands out in a crowd, though this never occurs due to his reclusive nature. His skin is quite pale due to his extended time in The Yomi. While in his empowered state caused from the first phase of the Seventh Transgression, Keshin's appearance will experience many different changes. A peculiar mask will shield his face and eyes, hindering him from casting Genjutsu through his Sharingan, but empowering his already impressive abilities. Keshin's main transformation is characterized by dark claws surrounding his hands, and spiky armor running down his back, arms, or even legs. The shell created by this mainly takes on the appearance of a centipede-like creature. Though the appearance all depends on the amount of spiritual energy he has tapped into. When fully transformed, Keshin will transform into a dragon-like behemoth. In this form, Keshin is uncontrollable. The appearance taken on in this form is quite different from his look when using his Dark Release: Sage Mode. Keshin's hair would generally turn black and he would gain raven-like wings when using this technique. However, after his meditation inside of The Yomi, Keshin mastered the technique, and learned to amplify both his absorptive powers, and intimidating appearance. He will manifest not raven wings, but wings comprised of dark chakra that he gained from Kowaremashita. He will usually brandish his dark claws created by First Transgression along with his wings.
Keshin is normally a calm and collected individual, analyzing all situations from a distance and doing so silently. But in combat, Keshin is insane. He smiles with one of his crazed smiles, and speaks in a loud, wavering tone. Keshin loves the sights and sounds of battle. Like the clanging of weapons, the screams of a fallen opponent, the sight, and even taste of blood. His fighting style is like that of a crazed berserker. Though, he is very aware of the danger, and will gain distance and reevaluate the situation if necessary. He will analyze his opponent(s) until they show a weakness, or he will simply experiment with long-range attacks until discovering a solution. In short, Keshin has a tactically sound mind, but appears to be berserk.
Now, outside of combat, he is cold. Having been hardened from his long life characterized by the carnage of a Kirawa's life and the losses of his many loved ones. He is hesitant to become close to anyone, believing he may cause their death. This man has truly been broken a thousand times over by his own darkness. At times he will seem egotistical, believing those that believe in an afterlife aside from The Yomi are foolish. Keshin is a self-proclaimed atheist, believing that an omnipotent being cannot be born. Keshin's wisdom at first, sounds like the babbling a of a prideful fool. But when one actually take some of heart what this man has to say, his words do effect others.
Chakra and Physical Prowess
Keshin's chakra is dark and quite oppressive upon release. It's power is enough to dispel weak Genjutsu and force some opponents back. However, he does not possess incredibly large reserves as some have been led to believe. Many people make this mistake after coming into contact with him, as he does not seem to run out of chakra in mid combat. This is because of the large amount of soul energy he possesses thanks to his Kirawa nature and mastery of Tamashijutsu. Able to siphon the auras given off by his foes' souls, Keshin has a constant supply of energy. But even though his chakra reserves are not particularly large, he still possesses an impressive amount of dark chakra. It, in fact, is so potent, that it seems to be visible to the naked eye. Keshin's chakra is so foul, it can be distinguished and sensed over a dozen kilometers away.Keshin's prowess in Taijutsu is quite impressive. He is able to subdue most opponents with Taijutsu alone. He moves in a series of passive moves, allowing his foe to wear themselves out as he counters their every move. He will then proceed to hammer them with a series of quick and brutal assaults. A swift, hard beating sums up Keshin's Taijutsu style. Usually enhancing his already blistering speed with either the second volume of Kojiki or the First Transgression, he leaves most opponents in the dust. When fighting opponents that he has become irritated with, however, Keshin will fight like a berserker with no restraint. This usually ends with his opponent being completely overwhelmed by his brutal force alone. His swift, powerful movements are absurdly difficult to keep up with. Keshin is able to dispatch most foes with his enhanced physical prowess.
Keshin, being an Uchiha, has a natural affinity for Fire Release (火遁, Katon) techniques. He learned his clan's "Coming of Age" technique at the age of six years old. A true prodigy in regards to this branch of elemental Ninjutsu. Keshin's abilities with Fire Release is without peer. He can make use of the destructive power of the Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation, his weapon of choice when massacring a large amount of people. He has shown immense skill in bending the course of his flames with his chakra, as seen best when he uses the Fire Release: Phoenix Sage Fire Technique. He is able to manipulate the course of the flames at nearly a seventy-five degree angle. Or, he will conceal shuriken inside of the little infernos and bend the flaming ninja stars with Wire Strings. Keshin also has the Fire Release: Dragon Fire Technique, while not used frequently, Keshin will usually bind his opponent to something such as a rock or a tree through the usage of Wire Strings. Keshin will then proceed to use the Dragon Fire technique to incinerate his opponent while holding the in place, this made possible by the Wire Strings. As an additional bonus, they act as a means of conductivity for his flames. Keshin is a master in Fire Release, and should not be taken lightly.
If Keshin could have a second affinity, it would most definitely be the Wind Release (風遁, Fūton). Keshin mainly uses the Wind Release or "Fūton" style of elemental Ninjutsu to empower the great flames of the Uchiha. Keshin will ten combine his Violent Whirlwind with his Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation. Maximizing the range and power of the flames. Keshin, in the past, would often say "My winds fan my own Will of Fire." His patriotism for his village was as powerful as his Wind and Fire Release techniques. But as of now, his winds simply fan the flames used to mar homes and wreak havoc on innocent people. Keshin can also use the Wind Release as a means of defense, he is able to reflect or at least misguide most elemental Ninjutsu and can make use of the Wind Release: Wind Wall. This technique provides a solid defense against both Taijutsu and Ninjutsu. Keshin has several Wind Release techniques that pose a threat on their own as well. An example is the Wind Release: Air Bullets technique. Keshin can pierce his opponents with this extremely quick and wide-ranged technique. These projectiles, or as the name says, "bullets" tear through flesh and bone. Keshin will use this technique to rupture vital organs inside the body of his opponent. Or, he will coat them with Fire Release chakra to create flaming bullets that speed towards their target. Which will on contact, explode into a flaming mass that will devour Keshin's adversary. Keshin's skill in the Wind Release is quite intimidating, and he takes full advantage of its versatility.
As an Uchiha, Keshin possesses the standard Sharingan wielded by nearly every member of his clan. He awakened this eye as a child in Konohagakure after his team was put at risk during a battle with a mysterious man. When awakened, the Sharingan allows one to predict the movements of their opponent. This aids in discovering openings in the enemies' defense and preparing counterattacks. Along with this, Keshin can also copy his opponent's moves. Or, Keshin can take it a step further, and copy their techniques as well. Element-based Ninjutsu are perfect examples of this, for one with Sharingan can recreate and use such Ninjutsu by simply watching their opponent. Keshin's Sharingan also allows him to see through Genjutsu. Only a few, more powerful techniques are unable to be broken by the gaze of his crimson eyes. Keshin can also create Genjutsu of his own through his Dōjutsu, such as the Genjutsu: Sharingan; a powerful Genjutsu that allows the user to paint images and scenarios in their own mind, and force them upon the target.
On a fateful mission that resulted in a hostage situation, Keshin pierced the one he loved along with her captor with whom he had come into contact with several times. After such an action, he awakened his own Mangekyo Sharingan. Along with these eyes came his own unique power, the Kojiki; a technique unlike any other that allowed him to control the individual timelines of select objects.