Aaanddd one more art for the day, my second Captain Commander! She's Fuu's partner, and her name is Regan. She is the former Captain of the 8th Division and was raised by the previous Captain Commander. She is inspired by the story behind the earliest found prosthetic eye (and the sketch someone drew of its owner
Regan is a very special individual in that she is the oldest soul that has never been reincarnated, at almost 5000 years old. Born in The Burnt City (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahr-e_…
) in ~2800 BCE, she was the first pure human discovered by Aspects to have notable spiritual pressure on her own power. As she aged, it grew and she nearly accidentally killed several people, cummulating in an incident in which she lost her own eye. The Aspects of her region fashioned a prosthetic eye for her, one that would help her seal and focus her power. Already a striking individual, quite tall for a woman at the time, the gold-plated prosthetic really made her stick out. Seen as being blessed by the gods, Regan became an important spiritual leader until her death at age 65.
When her soul was released from her body and ferried to the afterlife by Death herself, Regan's spiritual power was once again unhindered and amplified, and she could not hope to control it. Seeing this, Death and Nature decided to contain her soul and revert it back to the appearance of a small child with the intent of having an Aspect raise her up again... With some hesitation, as she was fully human and definitely wouldn't fit in. However, the reversion process took many years, and by the time it was complete the early stages of Soul Society and the Gotei were being formed, and with it strife and instability that preoccupied Death and Nature from dealing with Regan. Added to that, the Shinigami became aware of Regan and her power, and during the Shinigami civil wars they fought to be able to claim her for their side. Death and Nature decided to leave her in a dormant state and give her to a Shinigami to raise when they felt the time was right/things got stable again. They went so far as to craft her a special blank Zanpakuto, one that would be able to handle her spiritual pressure.
This took many years, many wars, before the Gotei became relatively stable. Death approached the current Captain Commander at the time, Commander Saigo Moto, who suggested that the man she named as her successor raise her. (historical stuff, the guy Moto chose was her enemy during the civil war, and her choice was a sign of trust, ect). The man, named Sir Merek, took the then-memoryless and toddler-sized Regan under his care and gave her the name 'Regan', as Death did not disclose her original name or much of the background.
Regan was raised by Merek, and a few years later his wife, and was always treated as their own (even when Merek's actual son was born). Soon Merek became Captain Commander, and much later Regan became a captain herself, possessing the strongest spiritual pressure Soul Society had ever seen.
When Merek was infected and later killed in the Shadow invasion, it was a unanimous decision by the surviving captains to name her the first Captain Commander. She chose Fuu from a list of other candidates to join her as the second Captain Commander.
Phew! Anyway here's a little more about her:
Nationality: Jiroft (born near where modern day Iran is)
Age: Appears in her late 40s
Weight: 181 lbs
Eyes: natural: brown, left is a gold plated prosthetic (seals her spiritual pressure)
Build: Long, rather skinny and not much curve to her. Has long limbs and angular features.
Distinguishing marks: Prosthetic eye
- Two sets of two parallel, vertical scars on either side of her body from the bottom of her ribs to the middle of her thighs
Occupation: Captain Commander, 1st Division
Former occupation: Captain, 8th Division
Zanpakuto: Enlil (Lord Wind), kido type
Shaped like a bronze-age curved sword.
Brief personality: Despite her severe looks, Regan is a rather kind, if not somewhat serious, individual who shares many of her late adoptive father's traits, such as overwhelming politeness, a gentle teasing side, and a huge loyal streak. She is incredibly curious, and loves talking to people, asking them their life stories and really getting to know her subordinates. She regrets knowing nothing about her own past, and she knows that her adopted family is not her birth family, and that her eye is not a normal Shinigami relic. Regan, when she is off-duty, spends her time reading, talking, and exploring, indulging her curious side. However, on-duty she is similar, if not kinder, than her counterpart Fuu, being quite pragmatic and decisive. (though, she is quite protective of Fuu and her reputation, and badmouthing her partner is a hot-button topic). She is quite smart, and can make quick, and good, decisions without needing to fuss about details, and asks for efficiency and focus from her Gotei. She dislikes the idea of a hero, one who goes alone, is idealistic, and makes rash decisions, and encourages Shinigami to be soldiers, efficient and down to earth, a sentiment she shares with Fuu. However, she often teases Fuu about how her most recent student, Jo, came to have the exact opposite traits as the ones they teach.
kk bai, I'm off to party!