Raikou fits his name which is the Japanese word for lightning. He can be very flashy especially in his fighting but not so much in his clothing choice. His voice often ends up getting very loud like the clap of thunder, especially when issuing commands. He typically brings this air of energy that is known to charge those around him and supercharge who are already lively. He is able to galvanize others into action which is the core of his leadership ability. He is normally upbeat and ecstatic in that sort of lives and dies for his duty kind of way. He has this magnetic thing about him which can draw people to him but just as easy push others away.
Raikou can trace his roots all the way back to the fleet of warships that was the original Symphonia, least on his mom side. His father was a supernatural creature, called a Raiju, that migrated to Symphonia. The romance between Lieutenant Commander Knightwalker, the sister of the now current Grand Admiral, and Chief Warrant Officer Kaminari is history. Raikou's father went MIA before he was born, the details known only to the Grand Admiral and 5 Star Fleet Admirals. His mother did a good job raising him despite the absence of his father. His mother fulfilled both roles which as far as Raikou could tell would have been the two simply alternating on tough pre education and pre training, the only difference would have been the nature of the two.
His mother sent him to an Officer Prep School where he would go to school for the next 12 years. His natural talent for Alchemy was due to Raikou's innate electricity affinity from being part Raiju. He would spend his years in the Prep School improving his Alchemy among other things. He took courses studying swordsmanship including advanced courses in Iaijutsu and dual wielding. He also studied a minor art called adrenal activation as all cadets must take an alternative class to prepare them for the event their Alchemy does not work. Naturally as part of the curriculum was military history, leadership, drill, and military strategy/tactics. At this Prep School he did well to hold leadership positions and by his final year held the position of Cadet Corps Commander.
This gave him a great resume and experience which lined him up to attend the Symphonian Alchemical Military Institute. He kept up his impressive track record through his time at SAMI. While at SAMI his ambitions, skills, and knowledge really began to grow. He also befriended the son of the current Grand Admiral and cousin, Cadet Sora Knightwalker. The two basically took over their class together with their other friends eventually snagging the top positions in the Corps their senior year at SAMI. Upon graduation, Raikou and Knightwalker both applied to become Elites. They already were commissioned officers from attending SAMI but they wanted the highest honor. They were exceptional enough as they became one of the few a Elite Ensigns as it's rare for someone to apply so early in their career.
Alchemy is the main source of Raikou's powers, learning Alchemy was easier for him being part Raiju. However he have not delved into the Raiju side of himself yet. As such his powers currently are just based in Alchemy not his powers as a Raiju.
Inner Energy Alchemy
Augmentation: Using Alchemy he can augment his mind and body with electricity, he can do this actively and passively. Passively, it keeps his body and mind superhuman, the active version is a special technique of his that pushes his body beyond the level of the passive enhancements. Passively he gains superhuman speed, strength, agility, reflexes, durability, endurance, etc. He can also apply this principle to enhancing objects outside of his body such as infusing electricity into a weapon improving it's efficacy and giving it the properties of electricity.
Electroreception: This is a sixth sense he gains from Alchemy which is essentially the ability to read electric fields, currents, and signals. Passively he can sense the weak bioelectric fields given off by living things. The active version allows him to view his inanimate surroundings as well via producing electric fields and looking at the distortions. He is working on improving his electroreception.
Interface: He is able to use Alchemy to interface with technology including black technology that using some sort of electric current or signals. It essentially allows him to use technology and manipulate by sheer will or thought. Of course this is more so use it within its functions versus repurposing or upgrading it kind of way.
Outer Energy Alchemy
Pure Electric Attacks: He can conjure electricity into a physical form to use in varying raw electric attacks such as blasts, bolts, and waves. He can form electricity into bombs and missiles as well that explode upon impact. He prefers to release such attacks from his Limbs and sword but can do some from his eyes and mouth. He tends to stick with using this to create lightning slash projections. His pure electric attacks are not subject to going down the path of least resistance and abandoning there trajectories under normal circumstances, conductors within said trajectory can redirect the electricity.
Short Range Teleportation: He can teleport to anywhere in his relative area that has an electric field by manipulating his own field and that external field to move himself instantaneously. This creates a burst of electricity where he vanishes and where he reappears. Of course this does not work with faraday cages.
High Frequency Infusion: Infusing his sword with electricity doesn't make it a high frequency vibration blade, but doing so with the use of this spell does.This increases the efficacy of the blade even more so and adds a chainsaw like property where the blade would begin to eat through the object it's cutting with prolonged contact. This also allows the blade weaken and eat through the molecular bonds of his adversaries weakening their differences and such overtime. This same spell can be applied to his hands to make them just as sharp as a sword but the risk is greater because a disruption of this ability could lead to him losing his hands.
Feast: He drains electricity from an outside source to recover power, stamina, and to heal. Extended absorption could be use to cause regeneration but this is not feasible during battle because the time it would take to regenerate via absorption would be too long.
Warhead: By touching a huge source of electricity he can fire an electric attack that uses all the power of said source even if it surpasses his normal limits at the cost of burning out the source. It's basically a one time with suitable source super attack.
True Lightning: If there's a thunderstorm overhead he can summon down lightning bolts from the storm to attack his opponents, teleport, and to replenish his power. Of course he doesn't know how to conjure a thunderstorm himself.
Super Charge: This is a partnership technique in which he uses his electricity to super charge his partner for a passive boost or one large active boost to one of their attacks. Alternatively this could be used to heal one of his comrades but it won't empower them. The demands of this move would only allow him to use it once before needed to recharge via outside electricity.
Lifting Strength: 1 ton
Striking Strength: Wall Level
Durability: Wall Level
Combat/Reaction Speed: Mach 5/7
Fighting Style: He has been studying swordsmanship since he was in the Prep School. His area of expertise has been in the use of Japanese swordsmanship such as Kenjutsu and even the advanced Iaijutsu. He has also studied daisho and dual wielding. His master swordsmanship has become the core of his fighting style, his swordsmanship is backed with his mixed martial arts. He makes no waste of his body or any part of his weapon when he fights. He will used the hilt or guard of his sword and will be inclined to kick, punch, headbutt, or otherwise strike his opponents when given the opportunity.
Leadership/Strategist/Tactician: He has spent years studying military strategy and tactics as well as various battle strategies and philosophies. Most importantly he has learn plan and make decisions under pressure and knows how to be an effective leader and follower.
Raikouken: This sword used to belong to his father. Apparently his father forged with lightning instead of fire. He can tell the weapon has some latent potential that he must unlock overtime. The blade itself is completely black and lacks a guard. The sword and sheath when not in use are transmutated into electricity and stored in Kou's bioelectricity.
Weaknesses Water in large quantities can be used to reflect his pure lightning attacks. Metal that can withstand his lightning can be used to reflect his pure lightning A faraday cage of sufficient durability can make his lightning useless He is only skilled with the use of his sword. If he is disarmed and forced to a different form of combat a specialist would easily overwhelm him.
Plans for Development
Improve his Alchemy Develop Neuro Vampirism Develop a Bound Circle Awaken to his Raiju side Learn the Arts of Ninjutsu
NPC Section Coming Soon/WIP
4th Fleet Elite Ensigns
There are only a dozen or so Elite Ensigns in the 4th Fleet. Raikou is one of them. They normally operate independently but some missions could very well bring 2 or more of them to one assignment. It would have to be quite the mission to involve of all of them. Naturally each member has something that makes them worthy of being Elites. (For now none of them will be involved in any real on screen action, until I finish writing them out).
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
Jan 24, 2020 1:44:49 GMT