Guardian of Eden
Guardian of Eden
Extended family and a few nephews/nieces. None too important to mention.
Master Zam was once a bright eyed recruit in the Pellonian army, he spent years training to get stronger until he finally resolved to leave his country and explore the world. Which was how he met the Guardian, Rock. Rock was an oni, a being of fury and might and was said to be the strongest on Eden. Zam challenged Rock 9 times running until he finally emerged triumphant. Rock conceded that Zam was the strongest and immediately produced a suitcase. Zam was the Guardian of Eden now. He was not excited at the prospect.
For years he journeyed to different locations and defended the planet from invaders with a mask and saying he was 'nobody'. The lookout gave him a hotline to the afterlife so he eventually met the Kaios and the Shinigami and became a vital link in the chain. Around a decade ago he saw Generica's unveiled Hero Force and became a little incensed at how they went about saying how great the were. So he found his four best students (because let's face it, he was a Master Martial Artists, of course he was going to teach other people how to fight! It might even save him the effort of going in person) and decided to form a secret team of world defenders, acting as agents of the Kishinkei for the Otherworld.
The Kaios approved, these four legendary heroes soon took over Zam's job and his title became more honorary than anything else. He could kick back and relax. Until they were all killed two years ago fending off an unknown attacker. Zam is still outraged by this and that the Otherworld wouldn't immediately resurrect them. So he's been doing his old job of fighting any invaders while the Hero Force got a lot of the credit. He's not taking this lying down, he needs a new team. Or a replacement. Whichever comes first...
Zam is crotchety as anything and, in a slightly morbid way, is constantly griping that he'd like to die. Because he's been at this Guardian thing since he was in his twenties and while he's kept fit with all his training he's starting to get a big creaky. Zam is a protector by nature but his inner cynic is beginning to takeover and he's bordering on becoming an atheist (despite being on first name terms with the gods... which probably says quite a lot about him.) He's a fighter by nature and prone to bouts of aggression and solving things with force but he's learned over the years to try and solve things with a gentle touch if the options available. He's got a bad habit of pretending to be a villain when people first meet him because he thinks it's ironic. If he wasn't as strong as he is it could have gotten him hurt. He's extremely looking forward to retiring and will offer nearly anyone the job.
Iassac Netero (Hunter x Hunter)
An old man who wears a loose version of his formal dress uniform from when he was in the military or casual themed martial arts garb. He usually walks doubled over because of his age and has usually got a villainous smirk on his face which is more due to how his face looks than anything else. Generally keeping a casual appearance, he has been known to wear formal clothing when he goes to speak with the Kaios.
Master of Arts
He's a demon of hands and feet, pummeling nearly any opponent into submission. He EARNED his post. He's also a damn fine teacher of such skills.
Zam can negotiate with nearly anyone. It's impressive, his ability for empathy is muted by his love of violence.
Zam's strategic mind has gotten him banned from chess tournaments the world over. He's a genius at strategy and knowing his opponents mind.
Master Zam, unsurprisingly, is a master of using his Ki as a weapon.
Zam can fly like a bird
Zam can short range teleport in bursts of insane speed
Zam can heal at a supernatural rate with his ki.
If Zam 'flexes' he becomes a mountain of muscle and his strength hugely increases but his speed goes down.
Zam's techniques are all called "Hogosha Waza" or Guardian Arts as they were techniques taught to him by the Kaios. Mastery of the four elements is a unique trait that most require great effort to acquire, Zam learned his over many years to become the warrior he is today. He can use the techniques at the same time to create combination pieces.
Hogosha Waza: Jishin
(lit: Earthquake), Zam releases his Ki through the ground and causes... well an Earthquake. The earth rumbles, rocks move as he channels his ki and he can use it to release one enormous blast from the ground.
Hogosha Waza: Fubuki
(lit: Snowstorm), Zam's aura turns into one of cold and allows him to freeze things with a touch or an aura blast. It can freeze things in the air around him and cool things with incredible speed.
Hogosha Waza: Shippu
(lit: Hurricane), Zam fills the air with his Ki and controls it with his energy. Generating enormous pressure in the air, Zam can create tornadoes and blades of wind as well as incredible gusts of force made of ki.
Hogosha Waza: Rekka
(lit: Inferno), Zam transforms his own Ki into flames and uses it as fireballs or gouts of heat. He can shape his Ki into most things with the fire and even transmute his entire aura into flames.
Hogosha Waza: Kudo
(lit: Void) One of Zam's most useful abilities, the fifth element, Void. Zam can release a wave of dark energy that negates superpowers. Ki stops functioning, and warriors who rely on supernatural powers are stripped of their abilities. So is Zam, naturally, and the effect is only temporary but it makes everyone effectively as powerful as a normal human. And makes any fight a question of skill... It's normally used for training since it's rarely more effective than just fighting someone.
Zam's trademark ki attack, one he learned from North Kaio during his training in Otherworld shortly after becoming Eden's Guardian. Legend has it that this ability was passed own to North Kaio by some great warrior, where it was refined and turned into a staple along with Kaio-Ken, passed down from North Kaio to North Kaio and North Kaio to student. The user generally adjusts their stance and cups their hands at their side, rolling their ki through their body as they charge and focus the power of the technique before bringing their arms forward swiftly to unleash a surging wave of blue ki. Kaiohameha's hue shifts when used in conjunction with Kaio-Ken, turning the ki bright red.
Master Zam has mastered the Kaio's secret ability and produced what is, technically, a Kaio-Ken x 100. He doesn't use it much because it tires him out and he rarely has a need to against opponents. He produces a surge of crimson aura that multiplies his already impressive power by 100 and makes him Eden's strongest protector. It allegedly shortens his lifespan but as Zam grumpily points out, it doesn't FEEL like it.
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