Many, many years ago, in the barren mountains in the land that would come be known as the Land of Earth, there lived a man, and his wife. Saiteki Ōjuro and his young bride, Miyami, lived in a stone house built by the man's own blood and sweat, and they were truly happy in their solitude. When she became pregnant, their joy increased a hundredfold. However, it would not last, even the duration of her pregnancy. In her eighth month, Miyami took seriously ill; a complication with her child. Days from a doctor of any kind, Ōjuro found his options limited. Should he try to induce her labor early, and hope she was strong enough to survive the birth, or attempt to cut the baby from her and risk losing it in the process? For days he wrestled with this, having never felt so helpless in his life. Finally, it was Miyami that gave him direction. There was a plant that grew less than a day's journey, that would induce labor in her. Reluctant to leave her, Ōjuro eventually gave in, and set off to find the plant, running as fast as his strong legs could carry him. Upon his return home, he was greeted by tragedy; the door to his home was broken in. Rushing inside, he found his wife, lying dead, her throat torn out by some sort of animal. Suddenly overcome by despair, Ōjuro readied to take his own life to rejoin his love, only to be stopped by the sound of crying. In his grief, he'd forgotten about the child completely. Beneath a blanket beside the bed, he found not one, but two, newborn baby girls.
Ōjuro raised the girls, named Miyuu and Misumi after their mother, in the mountains. Despite the tragic circumstances of their birth, he remained in the home he'd built for his wife. For twelve years he raised them as best he could, teaching them everything he knew of the world and how to survive within it. And then history repeated itself. One evening, the twins came home to find the door shattered inwards. However, all the found inside was a house full of broken furniture and some splatters of fresh blood. After a month of waiting, the two reached the conclusion that their father wasn't coming home, and that they weren't going to wait around for whatever took him. Packing what belongings they could take with them, the two decided to head east, following the rising sun.After what seemed like endless walking and hardships, and more than a few boat rides, the girls arrived at the gates of a village known as Kirigakure no Sato, on a large, cold island. Tired of traveling, this seemed as good a place as any to stop. Applying for citizenship, the girls were introduced to the current and second Mizukage, a man named Shigeo. The twins immediately enrolled in the Ninja Academy, and began the life of a shinobi. Misumi advanced through her training quickly, showing a natural affinity for Kenjutsu. In only a few months she graduated to the rank of Genin, and six months later passed her Chuunin Exam at the age of 14. A year and a half after she was promoted to Jounin; continuing to dedicate most of her free time to training.
Misumi opted to stay in Kirigakure for some time after her sister left, and in a relatively short time found herself serving as a member of the Village Council. As time passed, Misumi's ambitions continued to grow, and it wasn't long before she felt that Kirigakure had little more to teach her. At this point, she easily decided to leave, in order to perfect herself, but promised she would once she achieved her apex.
Vanguard of DestructionUpon returning to Kirigakure, Misumi learned of an organization that had formed in her absence; The Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Highly intrigued by the concept of an elite group of Kenjutsu Masters, and learing that the group had an opening, Misumi had barely settled back into village life before she submitted an application. It didn't take long before she was contacted by the then Auxiliary of the group, Gitsune, and her tests were arranged. Misumi almost lost interest in the group upon discovery that the first two tests were written exams, but managed to focus herself enough force through them. The final exam, thankfully, was a live match against one of the other members, Hachiman. Using her newly forged Twin-Sharks, Misumi passed the test, having expected no less. Upon her formal induction, she was granted the third seat, and rank of Vanguard within the organization. Some time after, she was also given the role of Sword Keeper, tasked with protecting the groups legendary swords when not in use.
A Brush with Darkness
Preferring to train away from other people, Misumi often left the village, and traveled to other islands for solitude. It was upon one of these training trips that she met a young man by the name of Jaevon. Shortly afterwards, the two were attacked by what appeared to be a group of animated dead, several of them bearing obvious wounds of what killed them. Fighting alongside the man, the two of them defeated the group of undead. It was during the fight that Misumi's Tomoe Rinnegan activated for the first time, saving her. It wasn't until after the battle that Misumi learned the truth; the dead had been possessed by an evil entity who had also recently possessed the young man she had fought beside. Recognizing the danger, as well as the opportunity, Misumi took two of the bodies back to Kirigakure for research.
The Midst of the Mist
She didn't know it then, but she would encounter the entity Serean multiple times in the months following. The next encounter came when the unnatural darkness enveloped the village. Moving into the streets to investigate the cause, Misumi was cornered by a spectral version of herself. The body double taunted and mocked her with promises of power and immortality, goading Misumi into attacking it. It was at that point that Serean was able to take control of her body, subduing her mind temporarily. With her in his thrall, he used her body to attack Kirigakure. Luckily, before too much damage could be done, the swordsman Enshi intervened. After a battle against Misumi and her path bodies, she was able to reclaim control enough to allow him to knock her out and purge Serean's control.
Attack on Titan
Scant minutes after recovering from her possession, Misumi learned that the Auxiliary of the Seven Swordsman had gone with a former Hokage to the Land of Lightning to combat the source of the darkness. After taking a few hours to digest this information, as well as rest and repair her damaged paths, Misumi decided that her best bet for answers lay with them. Riding on the back of a summoned Rinne-Bird, she was able to make good time, and catch the two shortly after they arrived, in time to witness the final bouts of a man attempted to go toe-to-toe with an enormous Titan. As the Hokage, Nathan, and the other man, Genesis, battled against the titan, Misumi and Gitsune combated a young girl possessed by Serean, Maya. The fight ended with the defeat of both the Titan as well as the youth. Believing the girl to be the cause of a great many problems, Gitsune called for her death. Offering an alternate solution, Misumi suggested the girl be cast in the King of Hell.
AppearanceDespite being well into her 70's, Misumi retains her physical youth thanks to the Fushi Tensei technique, allowing her to swap her soul into a new body every so often. Before doing so, she alters the body to bear her original appearance in her mid-twenties. She has long, violet colored hair that she wears loosely past her shoulders, occasionally tying part of her right side with a ribbon. Rarely seen without makeup, she has a pale complexion, smooth and almost flawless, save for a single scar on her right cheek, reaching from her eye down to her jaw. Capable of activating her Dojutsu independantly, her eyes in their normal state are a blood-red.
Her body, lithe and slender, is also toned and trim thanks to her impressive Taijutsu and Kenjutsu training regiment.
Misumi is as self-centered and sadistic as they come. While she can project an air and tone that hints at a lascivious nature, it is always laced with venom beneath.
All life, save her own, is expendable to her, and she acts and fights with her own well-being in mind. However, she will act on behalf of others, even coming to their aid, so long as the risk to herself is negligible. Those who don't know this can misinterpret it as kindness or self sacrifice, but there are some worth more to her alive.Misumi adores inflicting pain on others, and will laugh while carving up her experiments. If they die, then she simply deems them weak and not worth the effort.
She was not always so cold, however, and as a child and teen was very similar to her sister, Miyuu. ￼As she grew and became more and more obsessed with power, her views twisted. This became even more evident after her brush with Serean.
For all her faults, she is not explicitly cruel, and does not inflict harm for the sake of harm. If it is necessary for her science, though, she might as well enjoy it.
TrainingDuring her time away from her village, Misumi continued to train and develop her Kenjutsu, both with the assistance of Masters and on her own, fighting bandits for money. This lead to a somewhat unique, and at times very unorthodox method of swordsmanship, but one that certainly helped to keep her opponents on their heels. She also vested a great deal of time into her Suiton Ninjutsu, always looking for new angles or tactics that would give her an upper hand. However, as the years passed and she continued to grow and improve, she continued to age as well. While this was a normal phenomenon to almost every individual, she quickly realized that her body would pass its prime long before her journey to perfection was complete. She shifted focus, and began to scour the continent for a means to combat this seeming design flaw.
Eventually, her search brought her to the existence of the Fushi Tensei, and she realized that not only was it possible to extend her life, but to improve her body as well. Many years later, now past middle-age and the prime of her youth, Misumi was able to obtain the Kinjutsu, and wasted no time in finding herself a new body. Several years later, she jumped again, and a number of years after that. Through luck, and her own design, Misumi's current body was possessed of abilities her younger self had never dreamed of.
In Misumi's lifelong quest for complete superiority, she has studied every Kekkei Genkai she has come across as much as she could. However, she found that introducing too many new bloodlines into a body proved to be more than they could take, and so she was forced to take ones that worked together within the body.This changed, though, one day after she Human Path'd a bandit leader whom had been kidnapping travelers. Upon absorbing his soul, she learned his knowledge of the Chimera Technique. With that information came the realization that she could have all the bloodline abilities she wanted. There was only one problem: being a creature of vanity, the price was too high, even with such power on the line.
Immediately Misumi set to work on refining the technique, and shortly developed a variation. She could take a partial sample of the Kekkei in question through surgical removal, and assimilate it within herself.While usually not as powerful as the full version (this is not the case for Dōjutsu), it would allow her access to the abilities without needing to absorb the body into her own, and therefore retain her appearance.
To date, Misumi has data and samples of 8 bloodline traits:
- Ketsuryūgan [Obtained from Kuromi and Mishiro]
- Steel Release [Obtained from Kuromi and Mishiro]
- Wood Release
- Crystal Release [Obtained from Harumaya]
- Ice Release
- Typhoon Release
Optimal Six Paths [Rikudō Saiteki 六道仙最適] refers to Misumi's use of six path bodies through which to channel her Rinnegan abilities. While it obviously directly relates to her family name, it is also used to suggest that Misumi's use is best, or optimal.
Weapons and Equipment
Aside from the standard Shinobi tools, Misumi carries a variety of other weapons and gear as well.
- Nami Kurībā,
- Futago no Kōshō,
- Batā & Batāde Wanai,
- Shark Mask
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