Post by Kansa on May 17, 2018 16:47:44 GMT -6
NAME: Kansatsusha (観察者 Kansatsu-sha, lit. “Observer”)
AGE: 12,312 Years Old
OCCUPATION: Senior Civil Servant of the Department of Mortal Observation - North Quadrant Division.
GENDER: Genderless but identifies as Male
HOME PLANET: Kaishin
STARTING PLANET: Earth
BASE PL: TBA
TECHNIQUE SLOTS: 5/5
Kansa’s appearance could be described as rather boring if you have met a few Shinjin. Standing at a rather average 175cms he isn’t very physically impressive as despite being athletically built from thousands of years of martial arts practice the lean Shinjin looks rather thin due to the loose clothing he wears.
With pale blue skin, a white messy mohawk and pale grey eyes there is nothing about Kansa that would make him stand out amongst his peers. Despite thousands of years of martial arts practice the Shinjin actually lacks any form of scars of blemishes on his skin although one could say this is largely due to the fact that the vast majority of his fighting practice has been under friendly circumstances.
Kansa, as a small mark of pride in his race, tends to wear a Kai styled outfit. This consists of a dark gray coat under which he wears a dark orange long-sleeved shirt, pale cream baggy pants, a dark yellow sash around his waist and white boots. He also wears dark green earrings in the style of the famous Potara although they are of course merely a mundane fashion choice.
The Shinjin Martial Artist moves with a quiet and regal grace. Due to his reserved and almost cold behaviour he can come off as rather arrogant and superior in his dealings with others however despite that he attempts to be as polite as possible.
Once upon a time Kansa was a normal young Shinjin. He laughed, smiled, shouted, wept and showed all the emotions one would expect from a young man. Over the years however Kansa has changed due to a mixture of his inferiority complex, an inability to socialise properly with his fellow Shinjin combined with the soul crushing job of watching countless mortals suffer and die has changed what once was a bright youngster with great potential into what he is now.
If one where to search for a word to sum up the Kansa of today it would be apathetic. The man's usual expressions range from bored and disinterested in his surroundings to coldly detached. Whilst this makes it hard for others to relate to him it was also what made the Shinjin such a successful Observer in the Celestial Bureaucracy. The only time that others saw the man show any sign of pleasure was when he was practicing martial arts although he never sought to fight with his abilities but instead used them as a method of seeking enlightenment under the instruction of his teacher.
Underneath his stoicism Kansa is both quietly proud of being a member of the Core People while also suffering from something of an inferiority complex. Having a physical appearance closer to the elite high ranking Kai he is in fact only born from the ordinary fruit of the Kaiju and is sometimes quietly resentful that he was not born from one of the rare golden fruits. Due to this pride he carries himself and behaves in a moral fashion that he believes all Shinjin should especially whilst amongst the other races.
Although Kansa doesn’t care about his lack of ability to connect with others for the most part although he sometimes wonders if this limitation is what causes his biggest issue. This issue which he would often bring up with his old mentor Kashikoi was his inability to understand why they watch the living. Kansa has fulfilled his role for over 10 millenia but he doesn’t understand why he’s supposed to care about what the mortals do or what happens to them. They are born, they live their lives to varying degrees of goodness and then they die. Why should it matter to the Shinjin? Kansa had no ill-will towards mortals, he simply felt nothing in relation to them. It was because of this that Kashikoi advised Kansa to visit the world of the living for an extended period of time.
In the past 13 months of living with mortals Kansa has changed more than in the previous 11,000 years. He is beginning to think and feel things that he doesn’t quite understand yet. This has only been accelerated by his friendship with the peaceful Saiyan Topaeo and witnessing the bloody fall of Planet Vegeta first hand. Who knows what kind of personal growth the future has in store for Kansa?
It should be noted that just because he often appears emotionless this is far from correct and he feels as much as the next sentient being but he has difficult expressing such things. It doesn't help that he has a tendency to not be honest with himself about what he feels, the truth of which can often be lost under his preconceptions of duty and his place in the universe.
The tale of Kansatsusha is a rather boring one and not nearly as exciting as someone might expect from an ancient being who belongs to the same race as some of the great Gods of the universe. He was born 12,312 years ago on Planet Kaishin as just an ordinary Shinjin. Born from the fruit of the magical Kaiju tree he started life much like all his people did. Those first 1,000 years where nothing special as amongst his people it was not necessary for the young man to actually do anything. The young Shinjin lived a life of leisure on his homeworld and was considered a talented martial artist with a bright future amongst his people. Eventually Kansa attended the castle-like school of the Shinjin to prepare for his entrance into the Celestial Bureaucracy. It was here that his personal decline began. At the School he was considered a skilled fighter and a perceptive individual who possessed a quiet compassion for others however in general he was disinterested in his studies and barely passed the various exams he had to take part in. At this time he was often overshadowed in skill and power by his fellow students as well as mocked for having a physical appearance akin to the Supreme Kais despite his low-born origins and limited potential. This inability to properly connect with his peers on a social level combined with a growing inferiority complex only caused the introverted individual to withdraw further into himself.
Eventually he graduated from his education and Kansa was assigned his place in the Celestial Bureaucracy as a Junior Observer of the Department of Mortal Observation, North Quadrant Division. His role was to observe mortals, to record the moral virtues and vices of the various civilisations he watched from afar but to never interfere. On a professional level the Shinjin was well suited for the role being analytical, patient and observant. As the centuries flew by he impressed his superiors more and more. It was this that would eventually lead to several promotions within the department. On a emotional level the job was perhaps the worst possible match for the man. The young disinterested student grew up to be an apathetic man. Watching the horrors of the mortal worlds happen again and again, how the evil of the living seemed to so often outweigh the good, the only way the quiet Kansa could stay sane was to divorce himself from his emotions even further. As time went on he simply wondered why he, or any of his people, should care what the living did? What was the point? He didn’t hate them for they are what they are but he also didn’t care for them, he was simply devoid of feelings when it came to the mortals of the universe.
As efficient at his job as he was Kansa took no pleasure in the role. He was considered pleasant enough and polite by most who knew him but he was also seen as distant and never really grew close to others. The closest thing he had to a friend was an elderly Shinjin Martial Arts Master he met shortly after joining the Department of Mortal Observation. This old man went by the name Kashikoi. It was he who helped Kansa find true pleasure in the fighting arts and as a mentor he ensured that Kansa used these skills as a method of self-enlightenment and not for the cultivation of power. As much as he loved practicing these pugilistic techniques he also disliked actual combat and would only engage in friendly sparring or, rarely, competition. The number of times Kansa was ordered to use his skills in live combat situations over the millenia can be counted on one hand.
Events in the universe went by. Good things happened, terrible things happened and even great atrocities which affected the Supreme Kais themselves. Throughout it all Kansa continued as he always had as a mere observer of events, one who recorded events for reasons beyond his understanding. However his stunted emotional growth began to worry his mentor to such an extent that Kashikoi had him released, at least temporarily, from his duties. Kashikoi instructed him to travel into the galaxy he had observed and interact with mortals for an extended period of time, to even live alongside them. He explained it was the only way someone such as Kansa would ever understand why the Shinjin from the lowest Civil Servant to the Grand Supreme Kai watched over the Realm of the Living.
So it came to pass that 13 months ago Shinjin would arrive on the World Kashikoi had recommended he visit. Planet Vegeta. Here lived the Saiyans, a race of fighters who had progressed from bloodthirsty conquerors to a more benevolent and peaceful society although Kansa could sense the warriors still lurking within them. After a month living amongst them Shinjin was visiting the Palace Gardens, a quiet and serene location on the busy world, where he ran into a young Saiyan. The boy was unlike many of the boisterous and strength obsessed males of the race that Kansa had met. He was the Royal Gardener and had an utter obsession with the protection and cultivation of flowers. This Saiyan was called Topeao. He was everything that Kansa was not, where the Shinjin was quiet he was talkative, where Kansa was introverted Topeao was a complete extrovert. He utterly fascinated the otherworldly being and so the two would spend more and more time together with the Saiyan soon declaring them to be friends. Shinjin went along with the procalmation although in truth he didn’t really understand what it meant to be such a thing, after all aside from his teacher he had never really grown close to anyone. So for most of his days Shinjin would quietly rest in the various gardens around the Saiyan Royal Palace while Topeao worked, sometimes he would even help a little.
The short life he had on Planet Vegeta was relaxing and it reminded Kansa of his time before the Academy when he had pursued the life he wanted on Kaishin devoid of duty and responsibility. However good things do not last forever. One day when Kansa was simply visiting a marketplace the World caught fire. Bombarded by an enemy fleet the city was half destroyed before he even saw one of the attackers. He recognised the race immediately, one of the thousands he had observed over the millenia although certainly one of the more memorable races. The Arcosians. At first he tried to reason with the one he ran into. He was not a Saiyan and this was not his fight. He was an observer, he did not interfere. However the Changeling, in an attempt to provoke him, murdered a Saiyan child before his eyes. This scene shook Kansa to the core. He had seen death a billion times but for some reason this broke something inside of him. The stoic Shinjin flew into a rage and attacked the Arcosian, eventually leading to the invader’s death. Realising that far more powerful power levels where erupting all over the city Shinjin found himself speeding towards the Royal Palace without even thinking about it. He couldn’t understand what he had felt at the child’s death nor what he felt when wondering if Topeao was still alive but all he knew was that he had to find him as soon as possible.
Eventually the two linked up and managed to get passage upboard and evacuation ship filled with a mixture of Saiyan Defence Force Soldiers, Civilians and even a few Namekians. When asking where they were heading one of the soldiers imply replied they were following their Prince to a planet called Earth.