Owned by PandoraStar411
Bender type: Nonbender
Masanori is a very gentle male and is friendly to most people, but more so towards his childhood friend and love interest Naoki. Masa’s actions really reflect on how Naoki treats him (Ex. Naoki is ignoring him, Masa is gloomy and etc). Masanori is rarely angry, but when he is, it’s usually something bad that has happened to Naoki.
Being a non-bender who was belittled by his parents, Masanori’s self confidence wasn’t really high; therefore, it made him think he is useless. As the two grew up, Masanori became a bit… Manlier for Naoki, toughening up a bit for his love interest both physically and mentally. But his loyalty with Naoki still remains strong.
Born from two air nomads (Atsuko and Arata) in the southern air temple, Masanori would never gain the ability to bend, which greatly disappointed his parents. His parent’s friends, Cho and Daichi celebrated with Masanori’s parents with their newborn baby. For the next four years, Masanori’s parents have treated him with care. The same year Masanori turned 4, Naoki, who would become a close friend of his, was born from Cho and Daichi. And surprisingly, Atsuko and Arata birthed another child as well who became Masanori’s beloved younger brother: Shuichi, a future air bender whom his parents had been hoping for for all those four years.
As they grew up, Masanori was now 6, with Naoki and Shuichi being 2. Since Masanori was one of the few responsible kids the parents knew, they decided to let Masanori take care of them. Masanori made a few mistakes, causing a few accidents to happen. Luckily they were minor things but after spending time with his baby brother and Naoki, he grew very attached to the both of them.
Four years passed and they became quite a trio. Masanori was the leader of the three, and Naoki was the voice of reason that kept Masanori out of senseless violence or trouble. The three would do everything together as a group such as playing pranks, teasing one another, and basically anything children would do. One day, Naoki sneezed and flew about two feet off of the ground. Masanori and Shuichi were puzzled as to what the cause was, so they asked their parents as a group. Cho and Daichi were pleased when they heard that Naoki did such a thing because it meant that he was an airbender. The blossoming airbender soon began to take airbending lessons. Since this occupied more of his time, Masanori and Shuichi had nothing better to do than watch him impress the elders. Masanori didn’t mind, but Shuichi was slightly jealous. It wasn’t until two years later that Shuichi would discover his airbending. Shuichi and Naoki were excited when they figured out that they’ll be taking lessons together. Naoki even offered to tutor Shuichi in their free time. Shuichi’s jealousy began to fade.
By the time Masanori was 13, he grew tired of simply watching the two practice; consequently, he started to learn how to use the bo staff. They continued monotonously with their lives, with Naoki and Shuichi’s bond slowly strengthening and Masanori slowly drifting away from them. The only people who actually noticed this change were Cho, Daichi, and Masanori himself.
Five years of this routine passed. Masanori was soon to turn 18. His parents were joyful for this, so they decided to let him take a trip to the Earth Republic. The group of air nomads except Cho and Daichi set off to meet some relatives. It was certainly a happy occasion. Little did the trio know, something big stood in their path. When on a walk together, Naoki told Shuichi something very personal. Naoki admitted to Shuichi that he bore a crush on his brother. Shuichi acted calm, but in reality, he was furious. Shuichi had harbored a crush he would never have the courage to act upon. This crush was not towards Naoki but his very own brother. This was the beginning of a great rift between the two.
It turned out that Naoki’s feelings were not unrequited. Masanori had an interest in Naoki as well. Shuichi expected this much. Masanori decided for his eighteenth birthday he’d confess to him. The setup was perfect. He’d made sure they were isolated and even tried to look formal-ish for him. Naoki said he looked silly, but he kind of liked it. Right when he was about to tell Naoki how he felt, Shuichi interjected in order to tell them it was time for dinner. This was no coincidence, though; the younger brother had planned to interrupt the confession. He’d kept his eye on his brother, and it had paid off.
A couple weeks later after Masanori’s birthday, Shuichi and Masanori broke into a fight. They were unfortunately arguing nearby to a cliff, which was something neither of them noticed. The argument hit its climax, and Masanori shoved his brother in anger. Shuichi stumbled back and teetered on the edge a bit before falling to his probable death. Failing to act quick enough, Masanori could only watch his brother fall. When he went back home, he was in tears. He didn’t want to tell his parents that it was mostly his fault, but he knew the mature thing to do would be to tell them the truth. The next year had been a grim one. The family spent most of their time planning their sweet child’s funeral. Masanori blamed himself, so he fell into a deep depression. Naoki tried to help him cope, but his efforts were to no avail.
At age 20, Masanori’s depression took over him. Soon, he began to consider suicide. He planned it out, wrote a letter and everything. Naoki, age 16, discovered this letter because of Masanori’s poor hiding choice. Naoki cried reading it. He wasn’t one to panic, but he knew this time he had to act fast. Naoki was direct; he asked Masanori to walk with him. It was on this walk that Naoki pulled out the stolen suicide note and confronted Masanori about it. Masanori was astonished by the fact that Naoki had found it. He told Naoki what he had planned and how he couldn’t cope with his depression anymore. Naoki told him how he’d always looked up to Masanori. He reminded him that it wouldn’t be fair to leave him on his own. The two shared a moment together in which Masanori sobbed through it all, and Naoki comforted him until the end.
When Masanori became 21 and Naoki 17, the two were closer than ever, and together they decided to go on a journey around the world. With their parents’ consent, Masa and Nao excitedly left their homeland in search of a new beginning. Once Masanori turned 22 and Naoki 18, they came across Republic City. The two decided it would be best for them to remain in Republic City. Since then, they have been living happily in their decently sized and accommodated apartment. Masanori then decided to become a police officer in the RCPD in order to gain some more income for the rent.
The user is adept in basic martial arts, allowing them to stay on par with someone who has focused their training on bending.
The user has trained extensively with the use of classical weapons in order to make up for their deficit when it comes to taking on a bender.
The user has received extensive training in their agility in order to increase their raw physical speed. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
The user has received extensive training with weights and other forms of exercise in order to increase their raw physical strength. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
The user has received extensive training in physical endurance in order to increase the amount of physical energy they have at any given time. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user's reflexes and reaction time are considerably improved, allowing them to respond faster to attacks. (Achieved after 1 week)
The user is knowledgeable in basic medical training using herbs and other medicines to treat minor injuries on themselves and others. (Achieved after 2 weeks)
a bo staff