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Mazo Itasachi- Bankai by Jarein Mazo Itasachi- Bankai by Jarein
EDIT: Added a steel mask to complete the whole Bird-of-prey look.

Companion piece to my Bleach OC, featuring his Bankai release.

Link to the original - [link]

Zanpakuto Info Recapped:

Karyuudo- Hunter

Shikai (Initial Release): Nintai Karyuudo - Patient Hunter

Release Command: kami no gouman ni hitaru - Revel in the Hubris of God

Special Ability: The initial release is completely unassuming in that the only change is the blade takes on a dull teal color. Part of the reason is to lure an opponent into a false sense empowerment over Itasachi thinking the shikai is a dud. What Nintai Karyuudo ACTUALLY does is it "records and analyzes" the amount of damage Itasachi takes in battle and feeds Itasachi reiatsu proportionate to that damage.

In lamens terms, the blade empowers the weilder based on how badly he ALLOWS himself to get fucked up. Which is why during combat, he lets his enemies kick his ass (he avoids taking fatal hits of course) to stockpile reiatsu for his bankai.


Bankai (Final Release): Banjin Karyuudo - Berserk Hunter

Appearannce and Abilities: The sword and all of reiatsu stored inside of the blade during shikai fuses with Itasachi, taking on the form of massive bladed hawk-wings that stick out of his back, as well has talon-like gauntlets mounted on his forearms - giving him the appearance of an metallic archangel (guess where the inspiration came from :D) Any and all wounds taken during Shikai are instantly healed, and Itasachi's body becomes heavily reinforced and highly resistant to damage. The wings can either perform actions instinctually or voluntarily, and serve to grant flight and additional defense when used for blocking. Shards can be launched from the wings as projectiles and their density and penetration are affected by the absorption effects during shikai.

The strength of the bankai is dependent on how much damage was sustained during Shikai and affects every ability granted from the release. Itasachi's speed, strength and agility are greatly enhanced at baseline, but are greatly enhanced further by the special effects of Karyuudo's shikai.

Notes: As you can tell the Bankai and Shikai are highly dependent on one another, where one can only reach its full potential based on the other. The first release is based on the stalking of a predator, where it allows itself to take hits and wounds to lure out its prey thinking the hunter is weak. The Bankai is based around when the predator had led its prey where it wants it, and finally strikes with a brutal finality.

The character design revoles around the fact that he needs to take a relatively royal ass-whoopin in his Shikai mode to kick ass in Bankai- thus all the bandages and such. In additiona, since hes all about hand-to-hand combat, I designed his uniform to support that idea with more reasonable footwear and less baggy activewear.

Sorry about the drawn out description, I figured it was better to put it here than to put it in my artwork as a visual distraction lol.
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ChikaraRyoku Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
awesome work
(first though quincy, with those wings)
looks great
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Jarein Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
haha right? my saving grace is I did this before the saga began so I dont need to worry about feeling too unoriginal :D thanks man!
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Son-Isaki Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Wings are beautiful
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BevyArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   General Artist
This looks great and very original with the zanpakuto idea and abilities. The winged for does remind me a bit of an arrancar type character, but there isn't really anything wrong with that since soul reapers and arrancars really are not that different.
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Jarein Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I'm glad you liked how it turned out. It took me a while to figure out a fairly unique but cool gimmick behind his zanpakuto. Its rough when just about everything has been done already and being able to fashion something brand new takes alot of trial and error.

Whats funny is that after the most recent manga, the quincy have a holy form that looks damn near close to Ita's bankai, that its only the fact I did this months ago that keeps me from looking like a copycat haha. :D

Again, thank you for the solid and constructive input. Take care!
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BleachxNarutoFreak Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SWEET!!! i love him. :D especially his wings. :3 -P.S- i like his bankai lmao
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Jarein Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
im glad you liked it. it was a tough one to do since I didnt want to make his wings exactly like the wings of other metal winged characters, like Archangel or.....um....guess hes the only one lol. but yea, thanks again for leaving me a great positive comment. always appreciate it :D
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BleachxNarutoFreak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcomez. :3 :penguin:
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bonfire4000 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
It looks good! But would it really matter if he had the beak mouth guard? I'm still watching a couple of seasons and I'm still learning things....
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bonfire4000 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I was kinda hopping he would have a metal beak mouth guard.
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Jarein Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I orignally had one but was afraid people might have thought it was sortof a Vizard ripoff. But I went back and re-edited it for ya. Looks good?
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TenguKarasu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
nice, i like the wings and the explanation too ^^ it's original and really sweet ^^
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