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| (山中源蔵, Yamanaka Genzō)
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|Kekkei Genkai||Scorch Release|
|Academy Grad. Age||12|
|Chūnin Prom. Age||13|
Genzō Yamanaka (山中源蔵, Yamanaka Genzō) is a high-level shinobi of the Yamanaka clan of Konohagakure. He's the son of the renowned Fū Yamanaka and exists in the newly reformed Anbu faction Root for the sole purpose of carrying on the ideals his father's followed.
Genzō is described as a "pretty boy", some claiming his beauty to be the product of his biological mother's many bodily modifications to gain further beauty. This isn't proven since few saw Genzō's mother before she abandoned the boy. Still, she fits in well with his adoptive mother, Nakuka, whose unusually colored hair has deemed herself an unnatural beauty among a world of fakes. Genzō receives similar titles, though most claim his beauty to be even more extraordinary because of how natural it is. His beauty has also been linked to his premature birth and therefore his body hadn't enough time to fully develop into that of a male, offering false reasoning to his femininity. During his youth, many questioned whether he was male. When this happened, he gave his premature birth as reasoning despite knowing that wasn't so. As he aged, he accepted his beauty would benefit him in his duty, eventually coming to follow his clan's tradition by growing out his hair and tying in back into a ponytail. However, this is the only thing traditional about his appearance.
Thin, yet soft locks ran past his ears as a kid, a few shades lighter than his father's amber hair. It stuck out in several places and was cut in an almost sloppy manner. His eyes were sharp and narrow, often appearing to range in color. The original dark gray irises lightened with age to a grayish-teal color. A thick line of lashes fall above and under his keen eyes, becoming for noticeable as he wears a layer of makeup to enhance his feminine appearance and stature. With a round jaw and sharp chin, his face and even neck give the appearance of a woman's without the true need of makeup of transformation. Through childhood, Genzō was rounder than he is now, giving him a more "adorable" look as opposed to his now described "gorgeous" appearance, though it was no secret he'd grow up to be to be a charmer of many. He wore a fishnet shirt with a simple pair of khaki pants. Claiming his distaste in traditional attire, he also wore modern-day tennis shoes rather than sandals everyone insisted he wears. He also had his ears pierced from the young age of two years old upon his immature request.
Upon becoming a genin, he received a forehead protector, which he promptly placed around his neck so people would see how elegantly his neck flowed. Genzō also has three belts — one around his waist and the other two crossed over his chest. The one around his waist hides a scroll and his flute and the other two holds his sword and chains, both used in his odd style of execution, somewhat inspired by his adoptive mother's own style.Upon reaching the middle-ground of shinobi ranks as a chūnin, Genzō took pride in his beauty and clan. He tossed out the two belts spanning around his chest but kept the fishnet shirt. Over that shirt, he wore a black coat with the white outline of his clan's symbol with his name in kanji below it on the back. He discarded the belt around his waist and used his weaponize chains instead, though it took time to master the art of pulling it from his waist without his pants slipping below his hips. He later made the process easier by wearing better fitting pants, but he still hated how snug they were. During his chūnin years, Genzō got himself a secondary job at Yamanaka Flowers under Ino Yamanaka. He showed distaste in the job his adoptive mother forced him into, but as he studied the thousands of flowers the shop sold, he began adoring flowers. To get more customers in the shop, Genzō pulled the stunt that changed not only the flower shop, but also his career as a shinobi. He grew his hair to his shoulders and decorated it with flowers. Classically seen with a rose, he charmed his way to more sales.
When he reached the high ranks know as jōnin, he wore the usual flak jacket with a long sleeve fishnet shirt under it and a pair of sandy beige pants with darker shin guards . . .
Killing & Evil Intent
Despite never having met the man, Genzō follows Danzō's ways of peace by being The Darkness of the Shinobi (忍の闇, Shinobi no Yami), eventually translating such a method into his own nindō: "There's no rose without a thorn." (綺麗な薔薇には刺が有る, Kireina bara niwa togegaaru).
As the son of Fū Yamanaka and adoptive child of Nakuka, it was almost a demand Genzō surpass them both, as it is in every new generation. Reputed as the Mind Guard (心警備, Shinkeibi) and Memory Seeker (記憶シーカー, Kioku Shīkā), Genzō shows the true power of his clan and unlocks its limits to further the already terrifying powers. Also renowned as a genjutsu master, his mental prowess surpasses that of Inoichi Yamanaka. His growing intelligence only amplifies this fact.
Chakra & Physical Prowess
His main weapon is chains. Despite many calling it a silly weapon, it has proved just useful, if not more so, as wire strings when in the hands of Genzō. Mad was chakra-absorbing material, he uses chains with the control expected of an Uchiha with wire strings. His movements are less subtle — no one expects grace when handling chains, but he is about as graceful as one could be when wielding these rare weaponize tools. Though mostly meant to be used in the aftermath of a battle, Genzō can easily use these to aid in combat. With smaller chains, he binds them between his fingers in an almost web-like design to block certain weapons from striking his face. He can also fling around chains and pull opponents nearer for a nearer ranged battle, though he found that isn't the best move. If he were to do that, he'd aim to bind the throat shut with his chains.
He develops a style of combat with new chains created by Daisuke Takamine . . .
He uses a flute to place others under genjutsu, and certain machines to expand his mental prowess. Though he uses these sparingly since he can create genjutsu without a flute and tamper with others' minds with machines.
Main article: Starscape
Main article: Summoning Technique
Dream Art, often confused with genjutsu, allows Genzō to manipulate people's dreams and even trap them within it for longer periods of time than usual. . . Genzō can reach into the dreams himself and manipulate it that way, though he opts for a passive approach . . .
Mental Healing & Mimicry
Main article: Genjutsu
Concept and Creation
- According to the databook(s)
- Genzō's hobbies are searching through minds and playing mind games. As a child, he enjoyed flower picking and making jewelry out of them.
- Genzō doesn't wish to fight anyone.
- Genzō's favorite food is spicy grilled calamari on a colorful salad. His least favorite is anything too sweet or bitter. His preferred beverage is peach liqueur, while he hates saké.
- Genzō's favorite expressions are "He who runs after two hares will catch neither." (「二兎を追う者は一兎をも得ず。」, "Nitowooumonohaittowomoezu.") and "A barking dog seldom bites." (「能無し犬の高吠え。」, "Nōnashi inu no kōhoe.")