Hi there folks! Got a new character to present to you today, a five tailed criminal brawler and gang leader named Gekido Yorashi, a half-Korean, half-Japanese Kitsune...let's see just what there is to see, eh?
Name: Gekido Yorashi
Bio: Out of the several gangs in Hetelville, among the biggest ones is the Sukeban, modeled after similar gangs in Japan, with schoolgirl outfits their outfit of choice. This group is headed up by their feared leader Gekido Yorashi, who despite being young is quite well known, especially among the criminal subculture of Hetelville.
Gekido’s mother, Mei Yorashi, gave birth to her in 1986, her father a Korean Kitsune she had a one night stand with. Mei was the founder of the Sukeban gang, though it wasn’t as powerful as it is now, but it was on its way there. Mei took a noticeable amount of pride in her kid, though Gekido’s early life involved numerous bad tendencies of her mom being picked up by her, such as her hot temper, chain smoking, swearing and general reprobate behavior. Unlike her mom however, despite having a temper, Gekido was much more patient, and quite a bit more intelligent than she was. In spite of these differences, Mei and her daughter still loved each other.
But when Gekido was fourteen, Mei was finally arrested by a special police task force, and despite the efforts of her considerably smarter aunt Minori, Mei ended up getting executed by gas chamber about a year later, all said aunt was able to do was keep the heartbroken Gekido out of foster homes and with her, despite the efforts of the police.
The young Gekido’s immense trauma over her now dead mama lead to her developing a much greater hatred of cops than her mother ever had, and she started indulging in petty crimes and vandalism as a form of revenge, Minori (herself a criminal who worked as a mouth piece for some mobsters) caught onto this reasonably quick, and despite trying to convince Gekido white collar crime was much more profitable, it became painfully obvious that just like her deceased momma, Gekido was more comfortable and better suited to her delinquent practices…she didn’t want her to end up like Mei so she instead convinced Gekido to go about it smartly, and attempted to tutor her in how to go about crime in a much more intelligent fashion.
It wasn’t too easy, but the young, vengeful Kitsune succeeded, and when she was nineteen, she entered her life as an official criminal, managing to get herself initiated in her mom’s old gang…by her twentieth birthday she’d taken over the Sukeban, after proving her mom’s old right hand woman had sold her out, leading to the traitor’s death. Gekido was young, but she was clever, and soon proved to actually be more effective of a boss than her mom, despite being much younger.
Through a mix of actively attacking threats, being cautious to avoid the attention of police, clever methods of getting her rivals arrested or killed by somebody else, and other acts of genius, Gekido made the considerably smaller gang into one of the biggest gangs in Hetelville, despite only picking females either of Japanese descent or Youkai, she’d became powerful enough that many people were either scared of her, or in the traditions of numerous bandits of America’s past, romanticized, the fact she was a surprisingly reasonable boss despite her being quite angry at the world and quite vicious when angry did not help matters.
Gekido’s power did not go unnoticed, but even when the men who’d arrested her mother gradually began to suffer notably suspicious demises under ambiguous circumstances, they were unable to really convict her for anything more than brawling or petty crimes, even after fighting with some of the more prominent monster hunters.
While pissed off with most of the other gang leaders in Hetelville for being quite foolish, she is on rather good terms with several prominent criminals, in particular Ednit Mritue, whose intelligence she admires, and the fact he’s able to avoid capture even while fighting Alistair Garth, whom even she feared.
Another note is her interactions with Kira Fukui, which occurred first about three years earlier after Kira’s friend Gagnesh first attempted to try and uncover evidence against her as his idea of making a school project for his monster hunting course so good that he’d never have to do homework the rest of the year…Kira was unable to talk him out of it, and when he ended up getting caught by some gang members who were quite ticked at him, Kira had to bail him out.
Gekido did not approve of killing kids, though she did decide to teach the twelve year old tiger a lesson in the form of punching him a few times so he left them alone in the future, though Gagnesh did learn, it was rather that he should plot things out better in the future, as Kira showed up, using her magic to help him escape…despite not being able to issue out her criminal discipline, Gekido was quite impressed with Kira due to her displaying a terrific skill in magic, and spells that even most twelve year old Kitsunes studying magic lacked.
As such, she attempted no less than three separate times to get Kira to join the Sukeban, desiring what she viewed as a very powerful asset in the making to join her, however as Kira was less than pleased at the prospect, not wishing to be a gangster, Gekido instead tried to make her join through more violent forms of coercion, which also failed due to Kira’s spells, her friends, and also her rather pissed mother Vixena, who was less than pleased when her daughter was threatened, not to mention herself…ever since, Gekido and Kira have been enemies, with both of them fighting each other on several other occasions, either when Kira attempts to (with the help of her friends) stop crimes the Sukeban try to carry out, or when Gekido tries to retaliate or get Kira to join her anyways.
One note of irony is that in spite of how Gekido is an actual criminal and actually has physically attacked Kira in the past, she treats/views her much better than any of the bullies the now fifteen year old magical nerd has had in the past…
Personality and mannerisms: Gekido Yorashi’s name is a very apt one, but though she is known for a fierce, deadly anger by some, she is far from a witless, battle crazed brute, in truth she is very cunning, and calmer than some people would claim.
First and foremost, Gekido is a very smart and clever Kitsune who’d grown up in the presence of blue and white collar criminals her whole life, as a result she’s developed a severe disrespect for governmental authority, this arguably became much worse after the police arrested her mother, a judge sentenced her to die in a gas chamber, and the governor never listened to any appeal she made (even though she’d bribed the latter to release her), she may not have as big of a problem with monster hunters and adventurers, but she despises police to a near religious extent, she doesn’t actively try to menace them though, because despite her legendary hatred of them, she has immense levels of restraint.
Gekido may have a most violent temper, and she may legitimately get angry about plenty of things, these things generally happen to be when something actually is preventing her from succeeding in a plan, most of the more bombastic displays of anger however are usually meant for show, intended to give off the impression of a ferocious fighter with little patience for bullshit…she doesn’t like bullshit, but it doesn’t irritate her as much as she lets on, in combat she either uses the anger to put more force behind her fighting, but half the time she’ll purposely restrain herself and consider her moves carefully so she doesn’t do something stupid by accident.
Gekido can be quite ruthless, not just to law enforcement but to people who happen to be in her way, but is more than willing to simply put people out of her way through non-violent means if they’re not actively stepping in it, partially because she doesn’t care for this, and partially because of how much trouble civilian deaths can cause her, she’s less lenient on cops and federal agents though, but only actively kills interlopers of this sort if she’s sure she can cover it up…but if she can’t figure it out at the time she doesn’t have too much of a problem killing these guys anyways, she’ll usually figure out a solution anyways.
Gekido may care less about non-combatants (citizens to be exact), but she doesn’t actively antagonize them, she easily will if they antagonize her, but she won’t try to attack civilians on a whim unless they happen to have some rare and very expensive item she can make a lot of money selling. She can be fairly ruthless when it comes to how she makes her money sometimes, but she’s not %100 ruthless, she also has a bit of apathy towards the actions her gang members tend to do, provided they do not betray her or the gang, or happen to hurt the people living in her neighborhood…amusingly enough, Gekido is fond of her neighbors and is fully willing to protect them from trouble, provided they do not wrong her in some way.
Betrayal is a very huge sore spot of Gekido, due to how some treacherous gang members backstabbing her was the reason her own mother died, if you betray her on any level she will give a greatly disproportionate punishment, she’s almost never forgiving in this manner, if she’s presented with evidence that proves otherwise, she’ll drop the matter…but it’s gotta be pretty damn big. Amusingly enough, Gekido has no problem betraying those she views as pure evil or have done enough backstabbing for her to not trust them herself.
Gekido considers herself a professional crime boss, and due to the standards she holds herself to, she tends to look on several of Hetelville’s other gangs due to them being in her view (which is actually kinda true) a bunch of idiots, though she is wary of the strength their gangs tend to have. Among the gangs she’s on rather good terms with is Ednit and his group of thieves (except Dennis, she hates him) holding him in good respect due to his skill and personal honor as a thief.
If Gekido likes someone, she’s fairly friendly to them, even if they happen to be adversaries, a good example of this is Kira, because despite being her ‘nemesis’ she’s actually taken a liking to the talented young Kitsune, viewing her as someone actually worthy of succeeding her as head of the gang, even if Kira not only doesn’t like her too much but also has no interest at all in becoming her apprentice, despite this, Gekido does like Kira for the spunk she has, and is fully willing to accept such an offer if she truly accepted it. Amusingly enough despite being Kira’s ‘nemesis’ she treats her fairly better than Kira’s bully Chantal Talapus…however, despite liking Kira, Gekido hates her friends, in particular Gagnesh and Mark (ESPECIALLY the latter) and is still willing to fight Kira in very heated fights…she’s never actually tried to kill Kira both because of a rule of hers below, and because Vixena threatened Gekido with a painful death if she actually succeeded.
Despite being quite ruthless, Gekido refuses to kill kids, even if they did betray her, she is willing to beat one if they’ve tried to harm her gang but only a little and just enough that they learn to avoid her, younger teens are also less susceptible to her wrath, but not too much.
Gekido’s main interests, apart from her gang, happen to include street brawling, basketball, smoking (she’s known to only smoke using a ‘Kiseru’ pipe though), hard rock and Quentin Tarantino films. Her favorite foods happen to be chicken (particularly a roasted chicken, or in the style or yakitori grilled chicken) rabbit (preferably deep fried), sushi, steamed rice, tempura, noodles, strawberry daiquiris and Jack Daniels whiskey.
Powers, skills, and equipment: Gekido Yorashi’s name roughly translates to ‘Wrathful Nightstorm’ which is a very, very appropriate name because she’s a fucking beast when it comes to fighting.
Kitsunes generally have a variety of magical powers and a noted skill with magic…she however does not have much an interest in learning spells, instead using her own natural abilities and fighting skills to kick ass in a fight.
While all Kitsune possess some canine instincts and traits, unlike Kira or Vixena she’s much more willing to give into these if she wishes to, and can be a very brutal yet efficient fighter, unless she feels a more intelligent method is needed, she doesn’t always give into it though, just when she feels either like cutting loose is what’s needed to fight or that withholding them is needed for success.
While Kitsunes generally are stronger, faster and more durable than normal humans, Gekido is in pretty good shape and can easily lift about 600 pounds, and about half a ton at the most, and like Kira she’s not bulletproof but has skin and bones that are much harder to break, she is however fully capable of running at a top speed of fifty miles per hour, she also has very good stamina, really only needing about fifteen minutes of sleep a day (though she usually sleeps for about a couple hours due to her generally using a lot of energy), she’s also fully capable of adapting to environments that are more hostile to her, though she and Kira are roughly equal in their ability to do so, Gekido is slightly superior in her control over her senses though, like all Kitsune having senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell quite superior to humans, in addition to being able to see in the dark.
Gekido has an ability to regulate her temperature however she wishes, in addition to having teeth durable and sharp enough and jaws strong enough to break steel, and claws that can cut into brick (unlike Kira, she uses her claws much more and makes sure to keep them sharp, so she’s much more dangerous if she chooses to use them). Like Kira she will cease to physically age when she’s in her mid-thirties, and she’s also able to learn easier and much faster than normal humans, though while Kira is greatly skilled in the art of magic, she’s very skilled in crime and planning, and also in the knowledge of law, which is one of the main reasons she’s never been arrested.
In terms of some other physical abilities, Gekido can use each of her five tails as dexterously as her arms, kinda like tentacles, and can also use them in attacks. She’s also fully capable of shapeshifting, and assuming a variety of shapes and forms, though she’s not too fond of this ability apart from making herself bigger or smaller, or shapeshifting part of her body into a weapon, however she is not totally skilled in doing this, so she doesn’t shapeshift often. In addition, like all Kitsune she possesses an immense beauty, though hers is significantly rougher than those of Kira and Vixena, and though Gekido is hot, she’s not super hot, and tries to put on an air of toughness rather than looking pretty.
While not very skilled in actual magic and spell casting, Gekido does know how to well use the magical gifts inherit in Kitsunes to her advantage, she’s not too skilled with invisibility but she never really practiced with it, being much more skilled in the Kitsune talent for casting very realistic illusions, in fact she’s notorious for this talent and how thoroughly she can screw with someone’s head using these or setting up traps with them, this is one of the tactics she’s quite fond of. Other gifts she’s skilled at using are the generation of fire, light and electricity by rubbing her tails together and channeling them, though with five tails she’s not as skilled as Kira or her mother are at this. She also can use the Kitsune power to simply fly quite well, and can soar through the air gracefully and fast. She has some minor skill with the power to manipulate dreams but is not particularly good at this, only really able to do so in close proximity, she is more skilled in other skills she has less qualms with using, specifically the ability to possess others by touching them for a brief period (albeit she cannot do this often because even to a skilled user it’s difficult, her skill is simply in how to use said body while she’s in it), the absorption of life force through skin contact and the absorption of sanity by doing the same, she has no problem using this, most especially to end a fight quick, or just to hurt the enemy.
And these are just her magical powers, the skills she’s most known for are perhaps her most dangerous, her fighting skills and her mind.
Gekido is an immensely skilled street fighter, brawler and hand to hand combatant; while her aunt did have her put through some more formal fighting classes, Gekido sought out a couple of her mother’s old associates to help teach her how to fight, and showed her some informal and brutal fighting styles.
Another skill her aunt cultivated, was Gekido’s rather large level of intelligence and guile, the Kitsune is somewhat academically minded, but very much excels in the areas of deductive reasoning, forensics, manipulation and planning, she’s not the world’s greatest planner, but she is pretty good, and sharp enough to have prevented anyone from actually incriminating her for anything more than petty crimes. While she’s got a formidable array of powers at her disposal, and is renowned for her brains, her planning abilities and organization skills are what she’s especially good at, and is known for this in particular, between her brains, fighting skills and paranormal powers, she is a genuine force to be reckoned with.
Amusingly enough, her skill at seduction (which in a villainous Kitsune, are expected to be high) is actually just average at best, preferring to rely on intimidation in situations one would normally expect to do this to get something.
On a side note, Gekido does have some fairly goods skills in a few other things she happens to enjoy as hobbies, more on those above, but she is known as a (surprisingly rule abiding) skilled roller derby enthusiast, and a bit talented in painting graffiti.
In terms of weapons, Gekido is notably not too fond of using guns, she doesn’t care if other members of the gang use them, but she herself doesn’t due to her own magical powers, she is however very fond of her signature weapons…a pair of enchanted yo-yos she can use as blunt instruments (at close or long ranges), like nunchucks, as a garrote, or simply to tie people up, she’s also very capable of conducting her lightning through the cords to boot.
Appearance: Gekido Yorashi is a Kitsune of Korean and Japanese descent and twenty-eight years old, so naturally she looks like she’s in her late twenties.
Like Kira and Vixena (and pretty much all Kitsunes) she possesses a good deal of beauty, but unlike the other two Kitsune I’ve formed, Gekido’s beauty is more of a rougher, more athletic type, and the fact she’s a tough cookie is generally apparent most of the time. Her ears are also somewhat shorter but no less attentive than a normal Kitsune’s, she also has a pair of piercing purple eyes.
The hair she has is sort of short and boyish, but still noticeably feminine, ending around her shoulders, she also possesses a bang kind of similar to the one in this picture www.sancho-asia.com/IMG/sukeba… Her hair is black on one side (the exterior if you will) on the interior edge (kind of similar to Stocking from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt) her hair is dyed a bright blue, with her bang dyed the same color.
Gekido has multiple piercings on her left and right ears, the earrings are either of a more Asian design but are just small for the most part. She also has some long dragon tattoos on all five of her tails, all of them are winding blue dragon tats with the exception of the middle one which has a more regal design of red and gold.
For clothes, Gekido likes to wear either her gang colors or when she’s in a spot where this’d be a bad idea, a different one. Her normal outfit (the gang one) consists of a sailor fuku with black colors for the top and a rather long skirt that still allows freedom of movement despite the size, the skirt itself being a dark blue color. She has the top of her outfit partially unbuttoned, and also wears a light blue choker with an image of a miniature fox skull on it around her neck, a light blue and sturdy pair of running shoes (she also has socks for these of a similar color which are often loose), black fishnet stockings, and a pair of black fingerless gloves. Other articles of clothing she’ll sometimes wear include a long coat that matches her skirt which she likes to wear as if it were a cape, and though she won’t usually wear hats she does occasionally place on a rather elaborately decorated ‘Commissar cap’ of a design that compliments her outfit, she also has a black pair of ray ban sunglasses and a light blue bandana mask with a skull motif she keeps in her pockets.
The other outfit is of a similar blue and black motif, but instead the outfit in question is composed of a tank top and sweat pants, she also tends to wear a gold chain around her neck and rings on her three middle fingers, she also has a tendency to wear red sandals, the pockets for said pants tend to be large enough to conceal her trademark yo-yos within too.
Other: My ideal voice for her is Monica Rial, with her character from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt as a base.
Her name roughly translates to ‘Wrathful Nightstorm.’