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Kimiko "Panda"
Screen Shot 2013-10-03 at 9.13.29 PM(Image from rinmarugames)
Status Active
Reddit Username TheLaughingPanda
Race Shinigami
Birthday June 27
Gender Female
Height 5'
Weight 90lbs
Blood Type AB
Family Koichi Shubo-Sha [cousin]

Sekkachi Shubo-Sha [grandfather]

Unnamed Mother

Professional Status
Base of Operations Seireitei
Affiliation Gotei 13
Division Squad 10
Position Captain
Previous Position 5th seat, 4th seat, 3rd seat, Lieutenant
Previous Partner Haruki Kasai
Partner None
Zanpakutō
Release Command Nake (泣け) "Cry"
Shikai Tsuki no Namida (月の涙) "Tears of The Moon"
Bankai Akai Tsuki no Namida (赤い月の涙) "Tears of the Red Moon"
Sealed Weapon Daishō, a katana and wakizashi
Tsuba shape Two crescent moons facing back to back

Kimiko (君子) is currently the Captain of Squad 10 of the Gotei 13.  She usually goes by the nickname "Panda" because of her love of panda bears.  Her surname is Shubo-Sha, but she never gives it.

AppearanceEdit

She has long blonde hair and blue eyes.  She usually wears her hair down or in a ponytail.  Instead of normal shihakusho, she wears a short black kimono and white obi.  She wears standard shinigami sandals but with tall tabi (socks). She has a dual zanpakuto, which takes the form of a katana and a wakizashi. She wears the katana on her side but the wakizashi on her back (like Soi Fon).  However, when going around Seireitei casually in peacetime, she usually only wears the wakizashi.  Her reiryoku is a midnight blue color.  She has been told, by members of her family, that she greatly resembles her grandfather, Sekkachi Shubo-Sha.

PersonalityEdit

Panda is a happy and cheerful person, always trying to be friendly and inviting towards others.  She always tries to see the best in people, but she can be trusting to a fault, at great contrast to her past self.  She used to try to be emotinally distant and follow the philosophy of her noble heritag, but now she has almost completely changed and become much more open.  She is open about her happiness and tries to be sympathetic and empathetic to others problems, but she still hides her own troubles from others except for her closest friends.  In trying times, her childhood training shows through and she closes herself off from emotions, pushing them away so they do not hinder her.  When she is serious she can appear quite regal and her noble heritage shows through.

HistoryEdit

Kimiko was born to the noble house of Shubo-Sha.  She grew up there until she was around the equivalent of 8 or 9.  She grew up as a typical noble child, taught to be indifferent and to not show her emotions.  Most of her studies were to prepare her for marriage, so that she could further the status of the clan by marrying another noble.  She attended a few social gatherings where children were allowed, and at one she met Cameron Kuchiki.  She admired that he would not be pushed around by his elders, but as a girl, she couldn't even think of doing something so bold.  Only one member of her family that she knew was openly kind to her, and that was her cousin Koichi.  He told her that she should be proud because she closly resembled her grandfather, and he was well-liked.

At one point, her mother decided to start teaching her the tea ceremony.  In one of the lessons, Kimiko accidentally dropped the teapot, breaking the pot and spilling tea everywhere, including on the expensive kimono she was wearing.  Her mother was ver angry with her and said that she was incompetent and a disgrace to the family.  Kimiko was brought to tears because she was being called an idiot by her own mother.  This only made her mother more angry, because it showed her that her daughter was weak for crying and showing her feelings in the open. Her only confort was in her friend Mariko, who was from Rukongai and a servant employed at the house.  They met in secret at night to talk and quietly play games.  It was  the only time Kimiko could act like a normal child or show any emotion at all.  One night, they devised a plan to sneak Kimiko away from the noble family and to Mariko's friends in Rukongai.  They snuck away at night and met up with Mariko's friends in Rukongai.  Mariko returned to the house until she could make up an excuse to leave their service, and then she returned to Rukon.  

In Rukon, Mariko's friends were very nice to Kimiko.  She was willing to help do the work and they trusted her even though she was a noble because they trusted Mariko.  She and Mariko would have lots of time to talk and play, even though there was a lot of work.  Kimiko started to think of these new friends as her true family, but there was always a thin line that divided her from them. The people in the district looked at her differently even though they didn't know where she came from, and she never truly felt like one of them.  She again ran into Cameron in Rukon, but he didn't recognise her from the family gatherings.  She didn't know why he was there, but after she realised he did not remember that she was once a noble, they became friends.

One day, after a few years had gone by, Kimiko and Mariko were playing hide-and-seek in the forests on the outskirts of the district.  Kimiko was the seeker, and Mariko was hiding.  While she was counting she heard a scream, and she ran to find Mariko being attacked by a monster.  Mariko was laying on the ground in a pool of her own blood, and Kimiko had to figure out something to do to help.  Almost unconcoiusly, she raised her arms and saw a ball of light forming in her hands.  The light blasted at the monster, but it brushed it off as if it was nothing.  The monster turned to go after Kimiko, but before it could reach her, a man in a black kimono and weilding a sword cut the monster in half and it disentegrated.  Kimiko ran to Mariko, but it was too late.  Mariko gave a weak smile before whispering "Sayonara".  Kimiko sat there crying for a few minutes before she turned to thank the man.  She thanked him, and he told her that he was a Shinigami, and that the purpose of Shinigami is to kill the monsters.

She went back to her friends and told them what happened.  They didn't blame her and said that she did all that she could.  She told them that she wanted to become a Shinigami, and they supported her and helped her get ready to go to the academy as best they could.  At the academy, she awakened her zanpakuto spirit and learned that the blast of light was a rough and weak form of kido.  She started going by the nickname of "Panda" in the academy because she loved panda bears, and because she was afraid that if her parents heard that a girl with her name was at the academy they would find her and take her back.  Koichi did find out about her, but he believed that it would be good for her to be a shinigami, and he was glad she was happy away from the family.  He still sends her money sometimes, and combined with the fact that she dosen't buy many things for herself, she usually has quite a bit of extra cash. 

After graduating, she was graciously accepted into Squad 10 as their 5th seat.  She has moved up in rank since then and is now the Captain of Squad 10.

ZanpakutoEdit

Name: Tsuki no Namida (月の涙, "Tears of the Moon")

Bankai: Akai Tsuki no Namida (赤い月の涙 "Akai Tsuki no Namida")

Sealed Form: A katana and wakizashi, both with navy blue hilt wrappings.  The tsuba look like two crescent moons facing back to back

Inner World: A completely still infinite black lake under an eternal night sky.  However there is only a full moon in the sky, and no stars.  There is an island in the center, with a Torii (Japanese shrine gate) and the ruins of a structure.  In her Bankai, the building is shining and new, and  the moon overhead is a blood red color.

Zanpakuto Spirits: Because she has a dual zanpakuto, she has two spirits to match.  One is older in appearance and the other is younger.  The older one's nickname is Tsu and the younger one's nickname is Mi.  In her Bankai however, they combine into one spirit.

TsuEdit

Tsu

Tsu

  • The older of the two spirits
  • Spirit form of her katana
  • Represents the Moon
  • Represents Kimiko's noble heritage
  • Represents detachment and stoicism
  • Embodiment of the Japanese concept of Tatemae
  • Has long navy blue hair
  • Wears a formal kimono with shades of blue, purple, and black
  • Usually stays on the island within the ruins of the temple

MiEdit

  • The younger of the two spirits
  • Spirit form of her wakizashi
  • Represents the Tears
  • Represents Kimiko's time in Rukongai
  • Represents emotions and sympathy
  • Embodiment of the Japanese concept of Honne
  • Has short medium blue hair done in pigtails
  • Wears a formal gothic style black blouse and a sparkly knee-length blue skirt
  • Usually found playing on the lake and running circles around the island, her feet an inch above the surface of the water
    Panda-Shikai

    Panda in Shikai (Made by Yamashita Ritsu)

ShikaiEdit

Her zanpakuto's release command is Nake (泣け, "Cry").  When in Shikai, the only apparent change to her swords is that the blades turn jet black.


Shikai AbilitiesEdit

Walls

Ability
Name N/A (Reishi Walls)
Type Tactical
Cost Low
Stat Seijuu
Range Mid-Long range

Her Shikai has the ability to create black walls. She does not have to say any command to create the walls.  They can be either made of water or solid reishi.  She can see through the walls as if she is wearing sunglasses, but her opponents cannot see through them.  Unless touched, it is not possible to discern that the water walls are not solid.  The walls have a limited size, and can only be created within a limited distance away from herself.  If she is near water, she can make the walls a bit bigger and a bit farther away, but if her reiatsu is drained, then she cannot make walls as easily.  Being in a hot or dry environment would also slightly limit the size of the walls. The solid walls do not differ in appearance from the water walls. She can make solid walls at other angles, while she can make water walls vertical only.  She can also change the state of vertical walls she has already created from water to solid and back again.

(Note: The water walls cannot be evaporated by fire or heat.  Also, regular fire passing through the walls would be put out. Regular means not part of a zanpakuto ability or kido.  Fire-based kido and fire-based zanpakuto abilities are not affected by passing through the water walls)


月光 Gekkō (English- "Moonbeam")

Ability
   Name          

月光 Gekkō “Moonbeam” (満月 Mangetsu “Full Moon”, 半月 Hangetsu “Half Moon”, 弦月 Gengetsu “Crescent Moon”)

Type Offensive
Cost

満月 Mangetsu “Full Moon” – very taxing (largest beam)

半月 Hangetsu “Half Moon” – somewhat taxing (mid-sized beam)

弦月 Gengetsu “Crescent Moon” – not very taxing (smallest beam)

Stat Seijuu (Attack)

Range

Mid-Long range (Range increases with power)

An ability which creates a dark blueish purple glow of reiatsu around her.  The glow is used to form a beam of the same color that can be used to attack.  Similarly to the walls, this technique's effecitveness is marginally increased by being under the night sky and/or a full moon, or being near water.

The attack has three forms:  満月 Mangetsu ​(English- "Full Moon"), 半月 Hangetsu (English- "Half Moon"), and 弦月 Gengetsu (English- "Crescent Moon").  To activate any of these forms, she says Gekkō, and then the name of the attack form she wants to use.  

Full Moon is the most powerful version of the attack.  It is the largest beam, but also takes the most energy to use.  Half Moon is the same as the Full Moon form, but at half power.  The beam is half the size but only takes half the energy to use.  Crescent Moon is the weakest of the three attack forms.  It only requires one quarter the energy of the Full Moon form and correspondingly it is the smallest beam.

BankaiEdit

Tsuki no Namida Bankai

Tsuki no Namida spirit in Bankai form

赤い月の涙 Akai Tsuki no Namida (English- “Tears of the Red Moon”)

Her inner world in Bankai is not signifigantly changed.  The changes that do occur are that the moon overhead turns red and the ruins become a shining temple, with no signs of decay.  Her two zanpakutō spirits also become one in Bankai, but she still retains her two swords.

Panda achieved Bankai when she finally reached emotional balance between the two sides of her personality, embodied by her two Shikai spirits.

Ability
            Name              赤い月の涙 Akai Tsuki no Namida (English- “Tears of the Red Moon”)
Type Passive
Cost Low
Stat Seijuu
Range Large Range (50 m)

When Panda activates her Bankai, a huge shadowy dome appears with its apex above Panda.  Nothing can leave or enter the dome unless Panda allows it.  At the apex of the dome is what appears to be a Red Moon.  This moon is the only source of light inside the dome.  Anything inside the dome that creates light is dimmed or extinguished (ex. streetlights, candles, lamps etc. player abilities that create light are not affected).  Panda can control the phase of the red moon to make more or less light in the dome.  With more of the moon showing, more power is given to Panda (similar to how regular moonlight augments her abilities a little bit).  But with the moon giving less light, her opponents could easily be confused and disoriented because they can’t see anything. 

In Bankai, her ability to create walls is strengthened, and she can make walls out of water that are also at angles other than vertical.  She can also make both types of walls larger than she can in Shikai.  Her Gekkō attack forms are also made more powerful and are red instead of light blue.


StatsEdit

EL-1
{{{hankou bonus}}}(+2)(+1)(+2)(+1)(+2)
STAT POINTS
HAN 11
REI 21 (+2)
HAK 15 (+1)
SEI 21 (+2)
BUK 17 (+1)
HOH 21 (+2)
Base points 50
Earned 56 (Master Log)
Points spent on abilities 0
Total 106

TriviaEdit

  • Panda is ambidextrous
  • Panda plays the violin as a hobby
  • Inspiration for her appearance came from Youmu Konpaku from the Japanese videogame series Touhou, and Mako Nagone, an Utauloid.
  • Initial inspiration for her personality came from Wendy Marvell from Fairy Tail.
  • Her theme music is the traditional instrumental version of Bad Apple from the Japanese videogame series Touhou.
  • Her character song is Red Moon by the Japanese group Kalafina.
  • She is involved in numerous running gags, such as: she always has ramune with her and it appears seemingly out of nowhere, she also always has stuffed pandas with her and they appear out of nowhere as well, and she does all of her squad's paperwork.

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