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Kousuke Nitou | Kamen Rider Wizard

[personal profile] infinitemayonnaise 2016-12-01 12:56 am (UTC)(link)

Player name: Airdra

Player age and gender: 32, female

Any other characters in game? Hajime Aikawa
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IC Information

Character name: Kousuke Nitou

Character canon: Kamen Rider Wizard

Canon point: Post-series, following the events of Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Gaim and Wizard: The Fated Movie war Feud. Basically, he's gotten himself re-possessed by Chimera but is now using Helheim fruit as a magical food source as opposed to mana.

Character history: There's a wiki link here! The episode summaries here are also good for history; Nitou first appears in episode 17. Please note that the subs I watched went with a different spelling of his name than the wiki uses, and I'm rolling with that. There's an argument about sub groups and this fandom in here somewhere.

Character world: Nitou's world is largely equivalent to the modern world save for the presence of magic. Magic is by no means a common thing--only certain people can become wizards, and this is not common knowledge. Those with the ability to become wizards are, should they fall into a significant enough despair, are at risk of giving birth to a Phantom, a creature of despair. When a Phantom is successfully born from despair, the potential wizard will die, and the Phantom will take their form and their place.

Wizards are those who have faced their internal Phantoms, not succumbed to despair, and continued on. They use the awakened power of their defeated Phantom in conjunction with magical rings and belts and continue to fight manifested Phantoms and to stop more Phantoms from being born. (Nitou's powers, though they do make use of rings, skew more towards using a bound spirit than something that comes from within and are different enough that he is referred to as the Ancient Wizard by those in the know. I will go into more detail in his abilities section.) It is possible for a wizard to go into the Underworld (basically, their psyche) of a person in the process of giving birth to a Phantom, fight off the Phantom that is trying to be born, and save the person from their despair. When the nascent Phantom is defeated, that person will no longer have the potential to become a wizard. By and large, the public is unaware of all of this. The wizards don't really make too much effort to conceal themselves, and the police are definitely aware of things, but it's by no means a big thing in the public eye. There was an incident late in canon in which it looked like Tokyo might be wiped out, but the average citizen wouldn't have known much beyond "there was a weird eclipse and everyone almost died."

Character personality: Nitou usually comes off as a loud and crazy hobo. This is in no small part because he really is a loud, crazy hobo. He does not maintain a permanent place of residence, instead pitching his tent wherever he ends up. He is not always good about things like making sure that he is allowed to pitch his tent wherever, and it's not unusual for him to get driven away after parking it somewhere they don't appreciate vagrants. He's happiest when he can keep moving and adventuring, always on the lookout for something new and exciting. He is the sort of man who would get himself inhabited by an insanely powerful magical creature that threatened to kill him if he didn't do its bidding, cut that magical creature loose in a last-ditch effort to save his friends and the entire city of Tokyo, and then, once he was free of the magical creature, go seek it out again and renew that contract because the adventure involved was just too good to pass up. He's in this for the thrill of it all, and if he can help some people along the way, then that's cool, too. Nitou coasts through his life propelled by the thrill of it all. He is an adventurer. An adventurer without much foresight, no less.

He lives the life of a vagrant despite the fact that he comes from a wealthy family--it's all about adventure. Nitou lives by the idea that in danger, there is opportunity. The series is all about hope, and this is Nitou's way of looking at bad situations and having hope--no matter how bad things get, there's always an opportunity to be found somewhere. Nitou is a bit of a gambler and a lot of a risk-taker. Most people might be a little uneasy to have an insanely powerful magical creature living inside of them and demanding regular tribute of Mana in order to prevent oneself getting devoured. Not Nitou. He's resistant to any and all attempts to have Chimera forcibly removed in part because this is the greatest opportunity he's ever had. With Chimera, he's always in the middle of some grand adventure and amazing battle, even if it comes with a heaping helping of danger on the side. Nitou's penchant for taking chances is even evident in his weaponry. Beast uses a Dice Saber, which means that a six-sided die mounted in the saber's hilt is rolled before the saber launches a magical attack. If he rolls a six, then the attack will be spectacularly successful. A roll of a one is a failure, and the resulting attack will be laughable.

With Nitou, what you see is largely what you get. He's honest and direct, and there are times it seems as though he expects that everyone else will be the same way. This can make him somewhat easy to fool. When an archaeologist named Nakamoto finds a couple of relics that look like Nitou's rings and belt, he's excited and goes to see the man--though he effectively opens the dialogue with "hey, I think you have something of mine," which does not go over well. Nakamoto decides to steal Nitou's things to add to his own find, despite the fact that Nitou seems agreeable to allowing Nakamoto to study the items anyway. Nakamoto's approach is to get Nitou so drunk he passes out, and it works beautifully. Nitou never suspects a thing, and it actually takes a little convincing for him to realize that he's been played. In that vein, when he first meets Haruto, it's very hard for him to grasp that Haruto is fighting Phantoms for reasons other than harvesting Mana, for that's exactly why he's fighting Phantoms. Seeing the situation from someone else's point-of-view and accepting that things can work differently than how he's experienced them or views them is hard.

Subtlety is not his strong suit. He tends to be blunt and direct, and he has no problems with interrupting people or charging headlong into a situation to do what he thinks needs to be done. If someone needs to be confronted, he's not about to take the time to think about the most diplomatic means of approaching the situation. He's just going to up and talk to them. He isn't much good at sugar-coating things, and he'll call it like he sees it. He's loud and animated, but if things aren't going well for him, he'll try to hide it. He doesn't often think things through, and making snap judgments and poorly thought out decisions is a thing with him. He grew up thinking his grandmother was strict and hated him, when in reality, she was trying to stop him from doing dangerous things that could get him seriously injured. It takes a Phantom targeting her life--and her saying she's willing to get sacrificed to become a Phantom if that meant he'd get to eat her energy and continue surviving--to get him to see this. In a lighter example, when he thinks he's found Medusa in human form disguised as a high school student, he springs into action, trying to drag the freaked-out girl away while threatening to eat her up in front of a large amount of witnesses. The girl in question is not Medusa, as should have been apparent to Nitou from her behavior when he jumped her, but he is genuinely surprised when he ends up in jail--he was trying to do something good, and he's completely failed to realize how this just might look bad.

Nitou has a knack for cheerfully doing his own thing, much to the discomfort of everyone else around him. The logic that he uses doesn't always match up with everyone else's. This makes him pretty good at improvisation, even if the results of his improvisation usually bring a lot of secondhand embarrassment to all who know him. In one instance, he does not want his grandmother to know that he is a wizard, but he's got to fight off an attacking Phantom. He's transformed into Beast out of sight. He is wearing a full face mask. As long as he keeps quiet, she would have absolutely no way of knowing it was him. So what does he do? He proclaims himself to be the Magical Girl Beast and commences fighting that Phantom in the manner of a magical girl, complete with a high-pitched voice, twirling, blowing kisses at people, and a lot of "tee-hee"s.

Food is a Big Deal for Nitou. He often speaks of things in food-like terms--his battle cry is "It's lunchtime!", and he will often address his enemies in mealtime terms, such as referring to bigger and more powerful Phantoms as the "main dish." While a meal of Mana is a supernatural need, Nitou's got a big appetite to match Chimera's magical one. His favorite food in the whole world is mayonnaise. He puts mayonnaise on everything. Everything.Donuts, ramen, hot dogs, if Nitou eats it, it's going to be drowned in mayonnaise. He stubbornly refuses to accept anyone else's opinion on the food and can't seem to grasp the fact that not everyone else wants their donuts drowning in the stuff. Even when the donut shop owner breaks down and makes a tuna-mayo donut for him, he's got to put more mayo on there to make a mayonnaise tuna-mayo donut. He also has no qualms about reaching over and squirting mayonnaise on anyone else's food, just so he can share the glory and perfection that is mayonnaise.

It is easy to get Nitou horribly distracted and send him into a particular realm of stupid if you are a good-looking woman. He can and will make an ass of himself if he thinks a girl is cute or if he thinks she might be interested in him, regardless of whether or not he would actually stand a chance with her. He's confident enough that he believes himself to be amazingly attractive. It is, however, relatively easy to dissuade him from thoughts of this nature with things like food, a good fight, or an old-fashioned slap upside the head. Nitou has declared Haruto to be his rival, and Haruto's protests and insistence that they are not rivals does not seem to mean much to Nitou. Haruto is Nitou's rival because Nitou says so, and that's that. Having a rival is really cool and makes this whole wizard endeavor much more of an adventure. Sure, rivals can become friends, but using the word "friend" makes things way too mushy, in Nitou's opinion.
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Character abilities: Nitou's body is currently home to Chimera, a very old and very powerful monster. Chimera shares his power with Nitou in return for Nitou feeding him with mana or Helheim fruit, and if Nitou fails to feed Chimera, Chimera will eat Nitou. It's through a combination of Chimera's power and a magic ring that Nitou is able to transform into Kamen Rider Beast, and without his belt, he cannot absorb mana to feed Chimera. While other wizards can make use of Nitou's older-style rings, Nitou can't use theirs. (Nitou finds this to be hideously unfair.) This default form is lion-inspired, as Chimera is mostly lion-like. Like all Riders, he has a finishing move which, when used near the end of the fight, will destroy his enemy in a Rider Kick.

As Beast, he makes use of other rings to don Mantles, which give him a sculpted animal head pauldron on one shoulder and an accompanying cape. These Mantles grant him powers based on the other animals that make up Chimera:
- Dolphi: Dolphin themed, grants the ability to heal and to swim--even when there's no water. He'll just sort of splash through whatever. Burns mana quickly.
- Buffa: Buffalo themed, increased physical strength and endurance. Burns mana quickly.
- Chameleo: Chamelon themed, grants invisibility and whiplike tongue attack from the shoulder pauldron. Not as strong as some of the others, but not as much of a drain on mana, either.
- Falco: Falcon themed, grants flight.

He has a weapon, the Dice Saber, which allows him to use one of his rings to roll a six-sided die in the hilt of the weapon in order to pull off a finishing attack based on the corresponding animal. A six is a great success, a one is a dismal failure, and the rest are somewhere in between.

Nitou also has access to yet another ring and a weapon, the Mirage Magnum, that allows him to take Beast Hyper Form. This increases his power yet again and also gives him the ability to use two Mantles at once should he choose.

Nitou can also summon a Plamonster, a small animal familiar, with the assistance of another ring. The Plamonster looks very toylike and cannot talk, but Nitou seems to understand it. His Plamonster is a griffin.

Samples: I actually have a Changeling AU thread for him here from some messing around in a musebox a while back, and I have a previous game thread for him here.

AU nature: Changeling--specifically, a Beast. He's a Chimera.

AU history: Nitou came from a wealthy family. Though he was raise dby his parents, his grandmother, the matriarch of the family, constantly wanted the rambunctious boy to settle down and focus on his studies. Nitou wouldn't unless the studies interested him--he liked history, but not much else, and he preferred to do hands-on exploring and studying versus reading about it in musty old books. He was a bit of a troublemaker, and when he left for college, there was a bit of friction between him and his grandmother.

Nitou was off at college studying archaeology when he got snatched away to Faerie by a great Chimera and made to feed and serve the beast lest he get eaten instead. He became a chimera himself as a result, and eventually fought his way out of Faerie and back across the thorns. Upon his return, he realized that his Fetch had supplanted him as the dutiful grandson he thought his grandma had always wanted, and so he told himself he wouldn't interfere with that. Just as he tended to with dangerous situations, he tried to snatch opportunity from a bad one, and he used this to take the chance to go out and do his own thing without worrying anyone else. He'd had a hell of an adventure, even if it was kind of awful, in the Hedge, time to have one back in the human world.

He gravitated towards the Spring Court, because no matter what was going on in his personal life, he didn't like to dwell on the negative. Better to look on the bright side of things and live rather than mope or get angry or live in the shadow of fear. He returned with a dietary hiccup in the form of Arcadian Metabolism--unlike most Changelings, he absolutely needs to eat goblin fruit at least once a week, or else his body would start to shut down. He prefers to eat it as often as he can to be on the safe side, and he's developed a taste for it that probably isn't healthy.

This makes him keep close ties to the Court and entrances to the Hedge, where he can quickly get his fix of goblin fruit. He has a knack for knowing exactly where the Goblin Markets were set up, and that combined with his wanderlust leads him to roam both the Hedge and the city, searching for his next meal and next great adventure. He has a rivalry with a certain Draconic Fairest he encountered on these adventures--at least, he thinks it was a rivalry. The other Changeling views Nitou as more of a hungry nuisance than anything else.

Instead of using magic rings to fight, Nitou makes efficient use of his chimerical form and contracts. In his default state, he's naturally got sharper senses and is faster and stronger than a human would be--plus, he's got claws. When trouble really starts to break loose, he'll transform into a quadruped chimera--a lion with the horns of a buffalo, one scaly chameleon-like rear leg, one feathery falcon-like rear leg, and the tail of a dolphin.

If he chooses, he can choose to amplify aspects of one of the creatures that make up his component parts, thus drawing on its abilities. For example, if he goes for the falcon, he'll end up with a beak, wings, talons, and more feathers. The buffalo gets him larger horns, the hooves and legs, and a thicker skull. The dolphin makes him essentially a merlion with a dolphin's tail and grants him the ability to swim and hold his breath for long periods of time. The chameleon covers most of his body in scales, gives him a whiplike tongue and chameleon's tail, and allows him to change color in order to better blend in with his surroundings. Too many transformations over too short a time, or remaining transformed for too long, is a huge Glamour drain and will leave him hungrier for goblin fruit than he already is.

While he can no longer summon his griffin plamonster, he has a way with animals, particularly falcons and cats, since they're closely related to some of his component parts. He can often find one that's willing to help him out, should he need some assistance in spying. He's also eccentric enough to go to the zoo and strike up conversations with some of the animals, though he isn't good at being subtle about it.

Justification: Rather than being possessed by a supernatural chimera that might eat him at any moment if he didn't feed it, here, Nitou is a Changeling whose Durance was carried out in the service of a chimera that repeatedly threatened to eat him at any moment if he didn't feed it. Instead of borrowing Chimera's power as he does in canon, it's just rubbed off on him and made him a chimera all on his own. And while I realize I could have done a pretty much straight 1-to-1 version of his canon powers using Tokens, I decided to go a little nuts with Changeling magic to adapt his powers in order to make any power or memory regains more interesting.