~ 黒崎 一護, Kurosaki Ichigo ~
"If you put your life on the line to protect something, then I'll put my life on the line to protect it too."
: 黒崎 一護, Kurosaki Ichigo
: Ichi | Shinigami | Strawberry >_>
Ichigo looks like a normal teenage boy, except that his hair is spiky orange, a trait that he has been ridiculed about for years on end. He is a fairly tall, lean-built person with peach skin and brown eyes. He likes to wear tight clothes top and bottom. He has a tendency to wear shirts patterned with the number 15, because his name is a homonym for the number. Since becoming a Shinobi, he has become noticeably more muscular, as noted by his sister Karin.
When he was young, Ichigo considered his mother to be the center of his world, always smiling when he was with Masaki and he was regularly holding her hand. Despite crying whenever he lost in a match at the dojo he attended, Ichigo started to smile again as soon as he saw Masaki when she came to pick him up. At a very young age, Ichigo heard his father saying that his name means "to protect one thing", which instilled in him a desire to protect his mother. When his sisters were born he began attending a dojo for the sake of protecting them, since then the number of people he wished to protect has continued to grow, causing Ichigo to risk his life to protect both his family and strangers.
As a teenager, Ichigo's personality is much more complex. Stubborn, short-tempered, strong-willed and impulsive. He attempts to maintain a detached and "cool" image, despite claiming not to care about what other people think about him. He generally keeps his face set in a permanent scowl, with his eyebrows drawn together. His outspoken, hot-headed demeanor is a trait Ichigo himself acknowledged, and that if somebody picks a fight with him, he cannot help fighting back. He coldly refers to his teachers as “instructors”. He is shown to be genuinely compassionate and empathetic about others, as seen by him promising to bring a Plus flowers and a toy plane or soothing others when they become upset.
When it comes to fighting, Ichigo has a complex sense of honor; he regularly seeks to exact revenge for the actions of his opponent, he often taunts and belittles his opponents when fighting, sometimes even attacking without warning. Ichigo has a strong desire to win his fights. Ichigo has even shown that he despises those who mistreat their allies in any way, even if they are his own enemies. He is disgusted when an individual berates his/her own allies.
Village of Birth:
Village of Alliance:
• Fire: ~Mastered~
• Wind: C-Rank
• Water: C-Rank
• Ninjutsu: E-Rank
• Genjutsu: D-Rank
Ichigo was born on July 15th, as the son of Isshin and Masaki Kurosaki, 15 years before he became a Shinobi. His sisters Karin and Yuzu were born a few years later. When he was four, Ichigo joined a karate dojo, where he met and befriended Tatsuki Arisawa. Tatsuki beat Ichigo in every match they had. Tatsuki would also help Ichigo if he was being picked on by bullies and cheer him up if he was upset.
On June 17th, when Ichigo was nine years old, he and his mother were walking home alongside one of Sunagakure rare rivers. Ichigo saw a girl near the river and thought that she was about to jump into it. Unable to tell the difference between allies and enemies, Ichigo ran towards her to stop her, unaware that the girl was the lure of the Kirikagure's Hostile Shinobi. Masaki tried to stop him, but he did not listen. After failing to grab hold of the girl, Ichigo lost consciousness for a time. When he awoke, Masaki was lying on top of him, covered in blood.
Starting the day after Masaki's death, Ichigo repeatedly skipped school to go to the riverbank where Masaki died. Tatsuki found him there, where he would stay from morning until night, wandering along the bank as if searching for his mother; squatting down if he was tired and then wandering some more. After a week, Ichigo decided to train hard and become a strong shinobi that will always be capable of protecting the ones in need. To do so he found that the methods of his Village Sunagakure were limited and do not follow his way of fighting. To fix that at Age of ten after learning the basic concepts of being a Shinobi and fighting, he went to the Village of Konohakagure.
*PS: I'm too lazy to finish, let's see what happens in the next update >_>.
• Keen Intellect: Despite his somewhat punkish attitude, Ichigo has shown himself to be analytical, perceptive, and deductive. In his high school, Ichigo's grades are almost always near the top. Aside from that, Ichigo appears to be able to determine the pattern of his opponent's battle methods and correctly deduce a proper counter-strategy to defeat his opponent's attacks.
Won: A few here.
Lost: A few there.