"Let us play. After all, tis but a game, yes?"
Gendou (The name he replaced his German birth name with)
The Grim Reaper
Appears to be 23.
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan
Gendou stands at a tall 6'5 with a slender, slightly built body. His tanned skin masks the fact that he is also of German and Italian descent, not just Japanese. His face is angular and his nose is sharp. His face is smooth save for a light, barely visible stubble that runs along his chin. A pair of calm, orange eyes peer out from behind a veil of white, messy hair, clouding the upper half of his vision. His hair on the side of his head reaches down just below his ears and curve forward, with his ears just barely visible, while the hair on the back just reaches his neck. The top of his hair is messily combed down, showing no real effort at making it look nice.
Gendou wears a black greatcoat, which is completely closed and has its neckguard turned up, which usually hides his mouth, with the sleeves cut off at the shoulders, leaving the edge ragged and torn. Beneath his coat, Gendou wears a long-sleeved, slate grey shirt with the end trimmed in a fine, black cloth. Both of Gendou's hands are engulfed by a pair of black, leather gloves with designs etched into it with silver. Gendou wares a pair of baggy, camo pants, lined with pockets and straps, dyed completely black, held up by a black belt trimmed in steel. His feet are covered by a pair of black, boots which reach up to just below his shins. Around his neck hangs a skull cut from diamond attached to a silver chain.
Gendou has a peculiar case of Dissociative Identity Disorder. His mind is split into three different personalities which can be "defined" as chaotic, balanced, and orderly. What is strange about Gendou's case is the fact that he suffers no memory loss of the time that another personality takes over. When another personality takes over, Gendou (more or less) looses control of his body to the other personality to an extent, but also sits back and watches the events happen from within his mind. Gendou often refers to things as a game, in battle especially.
Gendou's "balanced" personality is his main and true personality. It is in control the majority of the time. Overall, Gendou has a laid back and carefree attitude. He commonly jokes at different situations and at people alike, regardless of whether or not it is appropriate. Gendou has a slight condescending attitude toward others, players in particular. This has also lead to him grow a cocky attitude toward most everything. He sees his ideas and goal more important and superior than those of his fellow Reapers. Though he will cooperate with others, he prefers working alone, that way he gets his way. He always looks for a way to spice things up, be it day to day activities or the Reaper's game. He enjoys watching people struggle through obstacles.
Gendou's second personality, the "chaotic" personality, often takes control when Gendou's adrenaline starts pumping or, more commonly, when he becomes enraged. This personality is highly chaotic and even a bit psychotic. Gendou is often heard chuckling a lot while in this state of mind. He has a "kill first, question later" attitude toward life and is very faithful to it. He rarely stops to think about what his actions will cause. This demented personality is also a sadomasochist, receiving pleasure from inflicting and receiving pain alike. When this personality takes over, Gendou's eyes shift to a red color.
Gendou's third and final personality, the "orderly" personality, normally takes control during a serious situation when it sees the other two personalities inadequate at handling the situation at hand.
This personality is calm and decisive, making sure every move counts before taking it. He is a perfectionist and wants everything to be neat and in order. Unlike Gendou's main personality, this one commonly works with others and listens to their ideas and judges which would be most effective. Differing from the other personalities, this one dislikes fighting and will only do so if needed. When this personality takes control, Gendou's eyes shift to a blue color.
Reason for Death:
Killed in a house fire.
His Identity (However, as he won the week that he was a player, he had since recovered it)
Gendou never exactly fit in the world. He wasn't quite sure what it was. He never really made any friends, well, at least in the sense of knowing that there would be somebody there to support you when life grew too heavy. Sure, Gendou had "friends", people that, while in public, seemed to have a good time and were close, but they were not true friends, the type of friends that you could depend on. Even while he was with these "friends", he was never truly happy. He felt more like a growth or a leech, clinging onto them for some type of enjoyment, even if it was all a lie. His family wasn't much different either. He was the middle brother of two sisters and received little to no attention, with what little he did receive being majorly negative.
As a young boy, Gendou created two imaginary friends: A wild, unpredictable one named An and a calm, mature one named Dic. These friends were the type he was searching for, the type he lacked: one that he could depend on. He kept these friends up through the seventh grade, which is when his mother intervened. It wasn't "normal" for someone Gendou's age to have imaginary friend and she told him that An and Dis had to go back to their home: Gendou's mind. And so, Gendou's mother sent his imaginary friends home. It took him quite a while to get over them, but Gendou was able to eventually lead a more normal life.
At the age of twenty, Gendou, who still lived at home with his parents and younger sister, was caught in a horrible house fire. No one survived. After the fire was put out, the cause was determined to have been arson, but there was no one to tack the crime to and the case eventually fell cold. Rumors spread about the fire. Some said that the father went crazy and burned down their house at night. Others say it was the sister. However, most people began to say that it was Gendou, who was sick and tired of living, who in fact started the fire and burned down his house and family.
As a player, Gendou was partnered with a young girl from which he knew from his school days. The two went through a lot in the game and grew a close bond, even though neither would probably admit it. The girl gave Gendou the same feeling he had from his imaginary friends all those years ago. The two eventually reached the last day, with Gendou successfully completing the legendary Darklit Planet pin set. Gendou and his partner confronted that week's Game Master and won easily. However, as the battle neared its end, the GM found an opening and was able to erase Gendou's partner before he was erased by Gendou. As the game came to an end, and Gendou declared the winner by the Conductor, Gendou ultimately decided to join the Reapers, with Gendou feeling in place for the very first time. He knew that this is where he belonged. Gendou remained a Harrier Reaper for a very short time, as his skill and imagination was able to help him rise through the ranks quickly and effortlessly. Gendou has been a Officer since then and, it is rumored, has his eyes on the Composer's seat.
However, something drastically changed about Gendou when he became a Reaper. Aside from him becoming more fun and laid back (two things that went far overboard to the extent that they would now be considered negative), his mind seemed more split. Over time, his mind split so much that two personalities actually branched out from his own: a chaotic one and a orderly one. These personalities took over Gendou from time to time, normally when something that reflected said personality was involved. While most would just ride it off as a random and sudden personality disorder, Gendou knew better. Gendou knew what, or more appropriately who, these personalities where. He knew them all too well.
Gendou's physical abilities are effected by which of his personalities are in control of his body. While Gendou's chaotic personality is in control, the body moves chaotically and without any form of pattern. It does not seem to have any true plan set out and will simply attack and attack. Gendou's speed and attack strength grow stronger, while his intelligence and defences dwindle. While Gendou's balanced personality, his true personality, is in control, the attack style he uses is balanced where his overall abilities and endurance are his strongest points. While Gendou's orderly personality is in control, his attacks become concentrated and orderly, following a somewhat repeating/predictable pattern. Gendou's intelligence and defence grow stronger, while his speed and attack dwindle.
Gendou's cause of death also acts as his weapon after death. Gendou is capable of drawing his power from the hottest of flame and can utilize it in the heat of battle. Ironically, Gendou is able to manipulate the fire into six different types of attacks, all of which are similar to his player-hood pins.
- Rolling Fire- Similar in form as pyrokinesis, Gendou can create a path of flames that he can effortlessly control for a short amount of time.
- Red Spark- Similar to a bolt of lightning, fire erupts from Gendou's palms in a magnificent red bolt.
- Inferno's Monolith- With a simple upward movement of a hand, Gendou can raise a giant pillar of fire from the ground. As this attack is especially draining, Gendou is currently unable to preform the attack in quick successions without feeling its toll.
- Purgatory Round- By making a "hand gun" with his index finger and thumb, Gendou is capable of firing off large rounds that resemble meteors thirteen times in quick succession before requiring a recharge.
- Fire Whirl- Fire begins to rise, forming a vortex around Gendou that damages whatever it touches, meanwhile restoring Gendou's energy and vigor to battle.
- Flare Bomb- Gendou is capable of compressing a large amount of fire into a small "bubble bomb", which he can place near himself. These "bubble bombs", when hit, will rebound three times before they explode, releasing the compressed fire in a glorious blast.
Fitting for Gendou's split personality, Gendou takes the form of the mighty Cerberus, with each one of his heads taking on one of Gendou's personalities, his right head taking on his chaotic personality, his center head taking on his balanced personality, and his left head taking on his orderly personality. Gendou's Noise form's outward appearance looks much like a dark, grayish-black wolf with three identical looking heads that stands a few feet over two storeys high. The center head has orange eyes, the right head red, and the left head blue. Each one of his legs are made of Noise tattoos, which are colored slate grey, that extend up to, and includes, the shoulders and hips. Gendou's tail is a yellow-eyed, dark-red King Cobra, that, at seventeen yards long, is close to the length of Gendou himself, who stands at twenty-five yards long.
- While Gendou no longer relies on these pins for attacking, he still keeps his six Darklit Planet pins from his days as a player as a form of good luck. Because of this, or so he believes, he has yet to loose a battle.
- Gendou is 72% Japanese, 22% German, and 6% Italian. Because of this, Gendou is ethnically composed of the three major Axis powers from WWII.
- After Sanae Hanekoma's disappearance from Shibuya and a new Producer chosen for the game, Gendou took over the then abandoned WildKat and renamed it The River Styx, after one of the five mythological rivers of Hades. Despite the renaming of the establishment, Gendou kept the decor and menu the same, for the most part.
- Gendou refers to many things as game-related terms, with his most famous reference being what he calls the game's players: pawns.
- Gendou mainly calls on Noise that take after some of the mythological beasts.
- Aside from both Japanese and English, Gendou is also somewhat fluent in German.