Monday, April 11, 2011

John Austin Character Bio

Shozen- 24 year old Japanese Samurai from the 1600's. Height: 5'8" Weight: 170 lbs. Highly skilled in swordsmanship and hand to hand combat. Trained by the most famous swordsman in Japanese history, Miyamoto Musashi. A very honorable and good hearted human being but also filled with hatred due to his main motivation: revenge against those who murdered his family in front of him when he was a child. Shozen rarely bathes due to the constant assassination attempts and has killed over 100 men in duels and battles fighting for and against the ever changing Shogunate.
All Shozen's movements are very deliberate, almost seeming choreographed. Even his casual walk is practiced to perfection to always be on the defensive. Despite his need for vengeance Shozen manages to remain calm in any situation, rarely letting his emotions take the best of him. His facial expressions always remaining somber and focused on the world around him. When Shozen does decide to strike, his movements are almost too fast for the human eye to see. Any sword, fist, or foot attack is dealt with inhuman speed and power as well as little to no extra movements or actions which would waste precious time and may cost him his life. Every one of his attacks are streamlined and fluid as he seems to move about with little to no effort like an eel swimming underwater. As hard as you try to catch him, Shozen, like the eel, is impossible to grasp.

Filled with hatred - Focused - Inhuman Speed and Power