Amaterasu is a dual spirit Zanpakutou belonging to the current Kido Chief, Masako Moro. The two halves in spirit form are depicted as two wolves- one with black fur and one with white fur, both with red eyes.
Amaterasu represents duality. Sometimes at peace, and other times in conflict. It is a representation of a torn soul, at times wanting to do what's best, instead of what is easy. Like two sides of a coin, it can be difficult to predict which one will rear its head. One is more dangerous than the other.
The white half Yang represents the will of the heart. It represents understanding and compassion, it is the much calmer of the two sides.
This spirit wants to live in the warmth of family and friends, it gains its strength when it has something precious to protect. It is the happy heart of a loved person.
The black half Yin represents the will of the ego. It represents unspoken desire, and it represents the thirst for power. This spirit lives in the shadows. Masked by a happy face and a kind smile, it is often in conflict with its counterpart. Longing to surface to the light, it will often times terrorize its owner into submission, willing for her to make it stronger. Increase the greed, the power thirst, and the desire to be stronger than all others.
The two halves are often in competition with one another. Each one wanting their share in the spotlight, and each one wants to grow stronger in its own right. Which half wins, is usually dependent on which half Masako is willing to 'feed'. If she were to succumb to the black half, she would grow power hungry and have a desire to defeat any and all opponents at whatever cost necessary, for example. Her inner world is constantly shifting between day and night- and in a rare instance when both halves are in perfect balance- the sky will be split between night and day in her world.Shikai Command
: Hitei, Amaterasu [Negate, The Heavenly Illumination]Yang's AbilitiesTenpaku no Ryouken [Heavenly Wolf Pack]:
From the use of pure energy, Masako is able to create bursts of Reiatsu in the form of wolves. They glow with a very bright white-blue hue and seem to give off the sounds of crackling lightning as they are born into the world for a short period of time. They usually number in packs of three, up to five. If they are exceptionally large and have a great deal of energy, then there will likely only be one or two.
These wolves will obey her every command- their size is determined by how much Reiatsu she is willing to invest in them. They could be as small as the size of a normal wolf, or larger than a house. They can dissociate their reishi particles and travel at speeds close to that of light, and reform when needed if they are chasing something.
The wolves bite feels like a jolt of electricity shocking the user. In some instances it can cause paralysis, and if Masako is giving them enough power they can channel its entire being into the opponent and render their heart completely overloaded by energy. This is an extreme case and has rarely happened, as she would need to expend a great deal of energy to do this. More to the point, this would likely not result in death in anyone Captain Class or above- or even Espada level for that matter. They would however experience a great deal of pain.
However weaker opponents will likely die of electric shock. Heart failure and extreme damage to skin tissues will be the main cause of death.
Another thing to add is that with the sound of crackling lightning, and due to their very bright, almost blinding appearance, they are very distracting as well. The loud noise combined with the flashing lights makes for a perfect distraction.Hirai No Tsume [Lightning Claw]:
Similar to Tenpaku no Ryouken, Raiba will take on the appearance and sound of cracking lightning. This attack is due to Masako splicing air at incredibly high speeds and creating fissures in which lightning appears between the cracks. They seem to have the shape of a claw.
Small Hirai's can be launched in quick succession, making for a fierce offensive strike attack that can become incredibly destructive when timed appropriately. Larger, more powerful ones will tend to be delivered a bit slower, but pack a very deadly punch.Yin's AbilitiesKurai San'Itsu [Dark Dissipation]:
Kurai San'Itsu is an avoidance technique. While Yang is primarily offensive, Yin is more concerned with foul play as is the nature of the spirit itself.
This ability allows, like the name suggests, Masako to dissipate her being temporarily into the 'shadows' of anything made of Reishi. Any building, or tree, or what have you that is comprised of spirit particles. I say 'shadows' because shadows do not need to be present in order for this technique to work- it is merely referring to the fact that she becomes as a shadow and cannot be harmed. This state will make her impervious to Kido, Bakudo, and any type of physical attack. In this state, she cannot be harmed by anything as she has, in a sense, hidden her being quite completely. Her reiatsu signature drops sharply, almost to zero, and she becomes much harder to sense even to the most attuned of fighters. However on that note, she cannot attack either. In order to make an attack she has to reform her body back to its original state, and thereby leaving her once again vulnerable.
There is a catch, whatever she is hiding in has to be made of reishi particles. This means she can 'hide' anywhere in Hueco Mundo and Soul Society, but not the human world since there is not enough Reishi to allow this technique to happen.Kage No Hikkitsugi [Shadow Puppet Takeover]:
Kage No Hikkitsugi is a variation on Kurai San'Itsu. However unlike the previous technique, this one does actually require the presence of a shadow. In this technique, Masako can actually hide inside the shadow of her opponent. Another variant on foul play. As she is merged with the shadow, the opponent generally starts feeling incredibly uneasy. Sometimes a feeling of numbness takes over, or they start hearing strange echoes in their head. This is actually dark Yin at work. Yin thrives where darkness survives best, and so he begins a bit of a mind game with the opponent while Masako is safe inside their shadow. The effects of Kage No Hikkitsugi depend on the opponent. Captain class and above generally just feel a really weird sensation creep inside their heads, while weaker opponents may begin to even hallucinate or become dazed as a result of Yin toying with them.
The temporary distraction at hand allows Masako the opportunity to strike. She reforms her body out of the shadow and seems to appear behind the opponent. With this, she can strike from behind.Bankai Bankai Release Command
: Doujiru, Amaterasu No Danketsu [Allow, Unity of Heavenly Illumination]Bankai Appearance
In Bankai, Masako's appearance changes. The sleeves off of her Haori and Shihakushou are burned off and seem to disintegrate into nothing. She is left in her white under shirt, which was specially made to resist the burning of her clothes after her Bankai was achieved (It was made by the Twelfth Division on her request).
With her arms bare, the claws that initially formed in Shikai grow larger and more ornate in their design. There is a 'tail' that follows each claw behind Masako, where a glowing sphere of light seems to shine behind it. The lights crackle and look like orbs of pure energy. They are like counters. The larger the orbs are, the more energy Masako has to spare for her Bankai. The smaller they are, the less energy she has. If the orbs disappear altogether, it means she's used up all of her life force and this is a sign that she will die.
Strange fang marks seem to be littering her skin, almost like fluorescent tattoo's. They are on her arms, on her cheeks, and two on the sides that curve around her stomach. Bankai Abilities
I'm still working on her Bankai's actual abilities. I have a rough idea of what it's going to do, but nothing concrete that I can hold anything to until I'm able to draw it myself. Apologies
I will be drawing a complete reference sheet myself for her Bankai appearance, and with it her Bankai abilities will also be included, as well as an update to this sheet.Masako and Amaterasu are copyright of me. All images used that were not drawn by myself are copyrighted to the original artists that drew them. Please do not alter, copy, edit, repost, or deface these works in any way.