Owned by Hydrocarbon1997
Bender type: Waterbender
Due to his mistakes in life and a childhood filled with bullying, Tatsumi certainly lacks some confidence. While he can appreciate some qualities about him such as his kind heart and work ethic, he remains somewhat ashamed of himself for what he’s done. The waterbender works hard to earn money so he can take care of himself and his mother, while he does care about the citizens he’s paid to defend. Self preservation and the only family he has in this world are his main concern.
Tatsumi often worries about being tempted to fall into his old lifestyle, the old allure of thievery being somewhat seductive. Though he resists those urges. Even though he is more than capable of taking care of himself in a fight, he is quick to get nervous and extremely anxious. Especially when talking to a cute girl since his experience with talking to females is practically non existent.
Tatsumi was the name of a young white haired boy born in Fire Fountain City, a rather large and crime ridden city found in the Eastern Fire Nation. His mother was a ditzy teenager and his father had been a spoiled young man from the Northern Water Tribe who’d arrived to work in a successful hospital. Aiya had been too head over heels in love with Kallik to realize she was simply being used. So when she’d gotten pregnant, the girl had expected Kallik to be with her forever and create some amazing happy ending for her.
Seeing as Kallik had to “conveniently” return home after finding out of his girlfriend’s pregnancy, that didn’t happen. So Aiya had been immensely heartbroken. With her mother taken by a horrible accident and her father a selfish drunk, she was forced to carry the burden of motherhood all by herself..
Once her son was born, Aiya had struggled to provide but clearly did her best. Raising a child alone clearly wasn’t a job for a woman who wasn’t even 20 but she tried anyway. Tatsumi certainly grew up with alot of alone time since his mom was always out trying to work. Since Fire Fountain City wasn’t exactly the best place to grow up, Aiya tried to keep her son away from all the “bad guys” that flooded the streets. So Tatsumi often entertained himself with television and comic books his mother would give him.
School wasn’t easy since he’d grown rather soft due to a protective mother. He’d been constantly picked on at school which did nothing good for his self esteem or social skills. Naturally when he began bending he’d been hoping for a more impressive fireball rather than a small wave of water, the young 8 year old had certainly stood out since there weren’t many waterbenders in a large Fire Nation city. So his bending only gave people another reason to bully him.
Tatsumi had lived like this until he was 12 and met a new classmate named Bakugo, now while Bakugo had initially joined in the crowd and picked on Tatsumi he began pitying the boy and they became excellent friends. The 14 year old firebender had served as a terrible influence on Tatsumi and caused him to start cutting classes and acting out in class. He’d felt better than before and that was excellent. Though one day Bakugo had offered Tatsumi some cactus juice to begin selling, the waterbender was terrified by the prospect of getting arrested so he turned him down.
Though when Aiya had begun to fall ill and couldn’t work much anymore, Tatsumi decided he had to step up and become a “man”. Taking up his friend’s offer to become a drug dealer to support himself and his mother. While it was certainly scary, he’d somewhat toughened up and honestly grew into the role of a young criminal. He’d gotten more daring under Bakugo’s watch, he’d began pickpocketing and completely stopped going to school all together. Aiya was none the wiser of course..
Bakugo and Tatsumi had been a part of a small gang known as the Flaming Hawks. They hadn’t committed too many violent crimes, they were more a group of ghetto youngsters who thought it was best to sell drugs and steal to survive. The Hawks had begun taking in more street kids and they began to think that they needed to get more drastic to get by, muggings and robberies were how it started. The leader had been intimidated by some of the other gangs and thought the Flaming Hawks were a name that should be feared. So he’d ordered his young thugs to begin vandalizing homes, randomly attacking people and killing men involved with other gangs.
When blood was on their hands, Tatsumi had decided things had gone way too far. He wanted out but Bakugo explained how he and his mother would most likely be killed if he decided to walk out. At this point he was 15 and already a well experienced criminal. He just wanted to get by, he didn’t want to hurt people for no reason. He did the only thing he thought he could, he’d begun reporting their crimes to the local authorities and even gave away information on some of the members barring Bakugo (who’d luckily managed to escape imprisonment). Tatsumi knew he’d be arrested as well, but due to his confession and lack of involvement in the more heinous crimes he was given a less harsher sentence when the Hawks were put away for their crimes.
Tatsumi had fortunately only gotten about 6 months, but seeing as how he was thrown away with his former gang members who had been able to deduce that he’d ratted them out and they decided to seek their vengeance. The 15 year old had been constantly jumped and attacked by his old friends, forcing himself to become more aggressive and fend for himself in juvenile hall, his 16th birthday gift had been a rather brutal burn over his chest. Tatsumi had nearly regretted confessing to his crimes, but he truly felt repentant for the many people he allowed to get hurt.
Once he’d been released, he was able to find his mother who’d been living at a shelter ever since he was sent away. Apparently Aiya had been sick with breast cancer for quite a while. Seeking to do right by her, he began seeking honest work and even returned to school. Tatsumi didn’t want to be some worthless hood rat anymore. His mother was the main reason he wanted to make something of himself. Though unfortunately she hadn’t gotten much better from her illness, so he had to keep taking care of her the best he could..
By his 17th birthday, he and his mother had been tracked down by Shinichi. An ex Flaming Hawk who’d managed to get left out early. He was horribly angry with Tatsumi for getting him locked away, so the young firebender had broke into their home and tried to incinerate them both. Tatsumi had barely managed to fight him off until a pair of police officers had heard the struggle and quickly entered the house. Shinichi was quickly subdued and Tatsumi and his mother had been able to survive that night.
He’d been inspired by the brave officers who helped him in his dire hour, but was rather fed up with the violent nature of his hometown. He fled to Republic City with his mother so the two of them could live a better life, even with Tatsumi’s record he sought to join the ranks of the local police force.
The user can create a whip of water to quickly strike at something.
The user can create a jet of water that can be used to push back or even topple others.
The user can create a small wave from a nearby source of water that can be used to crash down on something.
The user can alter the temperature of water, allowing them to cause it to boil or even freeze.
The user can alter the pressure of water, allowing them to use it to grab or strike things.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user can surround their arms in watery tentacles from a small source of water that can be used offensively or defensively. (Achieved after 1 week)
The user creates a wall of water in front of them that blunts and slows attacks from in front of them. (Achieved after 2 weeks)
Ice Protector(Achieved after 1 month)
The user can create a large dome of ice around them which can be used to protect them and even others from harm. The user is unable to take any other action while maintaining the dome.
The user can surround their body in a pressurized suit of water which has eight arms for offense or defense. The user cannot move while using this power.
The user can create blades of ice from water which can be used as melee or projectile weapons. While wielding these blades, the user cannot use any other waterbending techniques from their hands.
The user spreads water over their whole body and freezes it, constructing a protective suit of armor. Unlike Earth Armor, it does not restrict speed and mobility and is immensely easy to repair since it's not durable. While it can endure rather basic attacks, the armor would need constant renewal and the user can only use Ice Blades when maintaining the armor. If the user no longer desires to wear the armor, they can instantly cast it off as blast of ice shards around them or simply melt it.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed. Also, Master level powers can only be achieved after 7 months and require 2 open power slots.)
The user is able to waterbend without using arm motions while bending. (Achieved after 2 months)
Not yet achieved (Achieved after 4 months)
Not yet achieved (Achieved after 6 months)