Name: Eliot Isbella Sofia Rios
Age: Died at 30. Age in human years is ~150
Birthday 4 November
Race: ½ Spanish, ¼ Pueto Rican and ¼ French
Sexual Preference: Homosexual
Relationship: Jo Morelli
Affiliation: Gotei 13
Rank: Vice Kido Chief
Former rank: Unseated, 13th and 4th Seat in Kido Corps, unseated in Squad 4
Weight: 138 lbs
Eyes Hazel, but tend to seem different throughout the day (mostly just due to the lighting). They are normally a pale blue with gold and olive flecks and lines around the pupil. Her eyes are rather deep-set and almond shaped.
Face: Eliot has a short, round face with subtle cheekbones, full, wide lips with prominent dimples when she smiles, and a somewhat larger nose with a slight downturn, Her eyebrows are a bit thicker than average.
- Eliot has a very open and expressive face, and emotes mostly through her eyes and mouth.
Hair Dark brown with a slight auburn tinge. It's loosely wavy with long, sideswept bangs, and it reaches the middle of her back. She generally wears it loose, but will pull it into a simple bun for combat purposes.
Build/body: Eliot is compact, curvy, and on the chubby side. She has wide hips and D-cups. Eliot has slight tone on her arms, shoulders and legs, but has a difficult time loosing body fat, especially around her stomach and hips. She has naturally tanned olive skin.
--Eliot has seven alchemical symbols tattooed on her body:
- The symbol for silver on the outside of her left thigh
- The symbol for gold on the small of her back
-The symbols for mercury and platinum in a vertical line down her left shoulder blade
-The symbols for bismuth, lead and sulfer in a vertical line down her left calf
-- Eliot has a black infection scar over her heart
-- Her ears are double-pierced, but she normally just wears a pair of small silver studs.
-- After she and Hachigen settle in to their positions, they both beging styling their hair to include the small traditional horns.
-Eliot wears the standard shinigami uniform with slightly shortened sleeves and hakama (so they never cover her hands or feet). She wears a sleeveless captain's haori with lilac piping and inner lining for the kido corps, worn loose. She wears her Zanpakuto tucked into the front of her sash, just behind the tie. She also usually wears her glasses, which are small-lensed and have thin black frames, leaving the top edge of the lens with no frame. She also wears a small gold cross on a thin chain around her neck.
-In gigai Eliot typically wears 'preppy' clothing, often just skinny jeans and loose-fitting tops.
-- Eliot is incredibly intelligent, outgoing, and rather dramatic in her mannerisms. She is, for the most part, easygoing, but generally experiences her emotions in extremes, so when she is in any kind of mood everyone that interacts with her will know it. Eliot loves interaction with others, and is, for the most part, quite good-humored and happy. She is overly talkative and nosy most of the time, and has a thirst for knowledge that manifests itself in bombarding anyone interesting with questions- Eliot is a scientist at heart, and the world is fascinating for her. She also loves imparting knowledge on others, whether they want it or not. She also can't stop herself from correcting others when she knows she's right, even when the other person is superior to her- this has gotten her in trouble in the past, and she now tries to hold her tongue (it is very difficult for her). Eliot simply wants the world to understand as much as she does, a trait that was reinforced throughout her life due to dealing with so many closed-minded people unwilling to let go of belief for fact. Thanks to the hardships she faced in the past, especially after going through her parents disowning her, she is quite self-conscious, and cares about what other people think of her. This is a trait she has slowly been moving away from, but she still can let other people's opinions affect her. She also never stops thinking. Her mind is on overdrive, all the time, which lets her stay a step ahead of most people but also causes her a lot of unnecessary stress.
Eliot is quite charismatic, even for a self-proclaimed science geek. In her past, she was somewhat awkward and standoffish due to her abnormal intelligence, and was rather aloof because most people couldn't keep up with her intelligence. In fact, she used to be rather arrogant. This trait, combined with her self-consciousness, made her early adult life miserable- she knew people thought she was a bitch, and it got to be too much for her. She worked hard at her social skills and found a way to temper her superiority complex and interact with more types of people, a process that took far longer than she would have liked. Currently, she has honed her communicative abilities, and is now quite easy to get along with, as long as you can handle being corrected and constantly 'taught' new things (even if you already knew them). She also tends to be rather flirtatious, a trait that manifested as her early attempts to be more social- it was the only way she could see to make friends at first, and the trait stuck. This did, however, cause problems early in her relationship with Jo. All in all, Eliot is a self-made people person, and her high observational ability and somewhat motherly tendencies make her a rather empathetic individual, and a charismatic leader.
Eliot also tends to be a bit on the selfish side, and though she acknowledges this and tries not to be, most of her decisions are based on what can benefit her interests (which include the Kido Corps' interests). She also has a naturally highly addictive personality, and gets hooked on things easily. Until Jo, she didn't like people to get too close because she knew she wasn't good at relationships, and kept most of her relations on a friendly or professional basis. While she is a great and compassionate friend, she had a hard time letting go of her more selfish tendencies for a romantic relationship. Since Jo, she has shed that and considers Jo a part of herself when making decisions.
In combat, Eliot uses her highly analytical mind to great advantage, and can usually defeat simpler enemies before they can get a hand on her. Though she can hold her own thanks to her great kido ability, she much prefers being the behind-the-scenes tactician, and prefers to stay out of direct combat. She understands she is not only lacking physical stamina, but also would rather not have to exert herself physically- she is more useful behind the ranks. She is excellent at strategizing and adapting to anything thrown at her or her team in battle, but if something happens to spark her anger or worry, she will tend to focus solely on that, neglecting the rest of the battle.
Eliot is physically rather lazy, and would much rather curl up with a book than go out and train. Besides that laziness, Eliot tends to fall completely into whatever task she has at hand, and has a tendency to get too focused on things. When she has a project or something to do, she focuses all her attention on it until it's done. This includes unimportant things like reading or watching TV, and her friends often makes fun of the way she loses track of the rest of the world when there is something to focus on. This is a product of her overactive mind: in order to keep from getting distracted by other things, Eliot used to have to force herself to focus on one task until it was done, which, combined with her addictive personality, changed the trait from 'focus' to 'obsession until completion'. She is resistant to change, which falls in line with her more selfish tendencies, and likes to follow traditions whenever possible. She finds it difficult to accept major changes in her own life, and resists them when possible.This trait blossomed when she was disowned by her parents, left to flounder for herself until her sister helped her out- she grew to fear that helplessness, and subconsciously views any change that is out of her control as bad. In fact, as an attempt to keep calm about other change she often modifies her own body in times of great outside change, to give herself some feeling of control. Luckily, she is easy to distract from her worries. As an example to her resistance, she still wears a cross, despite knowing her old faith is not necessarily true, and still struggles with her spirituality because of how forceful her upbringing was about religion (despite actually being a spirit). Logically, she knows it is all nonsense, but eve after she left her parents it was hard to escape from their fire and brimstone lectures.
-- Eliot's biggest flaws stem from her addictive personality. Because of this, and her narrow focus, she can lose track of everything else and even tends to forget to sleep and eat when working. She also has a hard time separating what she wants and what is best for her. Her slight selfish streak makes it difficult to accept blame, wich is something she is still getting over.
- Has an eidetic memory (discussed below)
- Can talk for hours on end, if you let her.
- She is easily distracted by anything scientifically interesting
- She cracks her knuckles often, as a habit, and picks at her arms when nervous.
- Has the ability to go for days without sleep and still operate at normal ability. But when she finally does crash, she crashes hard.
- Is an incredibly deep sleeper, drools, and snores loudly.
- She has been correcting people on any inaccurate statements for so long it's become a habit.
- Is incredibly lazy when it comes to physical activity or cleaning, and never picks up after herself.
- Is highly observant, and remembers most tics and mannerisms of the people she meets.
- Becomes uncomfortable when she has to deal with highly personal or sad things, though she can hide it
- Laughs when she's uncomfortable
- Is terrified of heights
- Is highly defensive of the things she likes
- Is a total control-freak, which makes her quite grabby
- Tends to make physical changes to herself when she feels overwhelmed/ out of control. This started with piercing her ears and changing her hairstyle, and evolved to getting tattoos
- Tends to be flirty, and makes a lot of inappropriate comments.
- Is obsessed with science, but also has an obsession with history. She has more books than a public library
- Though it makes her uncomfortable, she often finds herself being the one people go to with their problems due to her approachable nature and intelligence
-Loves to experiment, which often manifests in her cooking. She's come up with some rather bizarre combinations.
- Has a Spanish accent that gets quite heavy when she's upset. Her normal speaking voice is rather low, and only slightly raises pitch when she's excited or upset.
- Often uses random Spanish words and tends to lapse into Spanish without realizing it. She'll also speak it when she wants to tease someone.
- Has impeccable diction, and often uses 'big' academic words.
-She can also speak Latin, Italian, and French. It only really takes her a few months to master a language
Kido Master: Eliot's top skill is her kido, and her abilities have her placed among the most prominent practitioners in the Gotei 13. She has equal mastery in bakudo and hado, and can use all the general numbered spells with no incantation. She also has the ability to perform the known forbidden kido, Over the years, she has been able to invent her own spells, and has a talent for combining known spells in such a way that they seem to be her own inventions. Her development in the art paralleled her mentor's, though the didn't see each other for many years, and she too found a talent in creating unique and powerful spells, though her focus was on hado instead of barriers. She is capable of holding her own against the strongest of opponents without ever having to physically touch them thanks to her outstanding kido.
-Master healer: A facet of Eliot's kido abilities is her healing capability. She is quite capable, and has a vast knowledge of not only spiritual medicine, but human medicine as well. Her physiological knowledge comes in handy with her accident-prone lover, and she has had to help invent alternative ways to heal thanks to that.
-Hanki: This technique, considered a shunko technique, is an ability Eliot learned through observation and her own experimentation. Although she has the capability to perform shunko, she has only ever heard of the technique, and doesn't wish to try. Hanki, however, the ability to negate an opponent's kido by hitting it with her own of opposite energy and speed, is an ability Eliot was able to master thanks to her keen observational abilities and her control over her reiatsu.
Vast spiritual pressure/Outstanding reiatsu control: Eliot has a vast amount of spiritual pressure, somewhat higher than an average captain's. This gives her the ability to fire spell after spell without getting fatigued too quickly. Not only is her spiritual pressure overwhelming, she has fine-tuned control over it, born from her own mental capabilities and years of practice. She can conceal it down to nothing, and her control allows her to manipulate normal kido into spells of her own invention easily.
Eidetic memory: Also known as a photographic memory, gives Eliot precise recall of things she has seen or read. This manifests solely as visual recall, and after testing herself she has found that she can form an essentially perfect memory after only thirty seconds of observation. This trait has allowed Eliot to master the more intellectual arts, including healing and kido. However, her memory comes with several downfalls. Her mind often becomes so overloaded that she tends to forget the simpler things like dates and things that are only spoken to her. She keeps a notebook in order to remind herself of those things. She is also haunted by the terrible things she's seen (that come with being a shinigami) and finds it impossible to block out memories of injuries or deaths she's witnessed, which account for her habit of immersing herself in her work. If she keeps her mind busy, she doesn't have to think about the past.
Master tactician: Eliot's high intelligence and her memorization of practically every history book she's read has given her great tactical insight on small and large-scale battles. That, on top of her observational skills, allows her to quickly assess the opponents, battlefield, and any factors that can affect a fight. She adapts quickly to surprises, and easily comes up with strategies for herself and comrades on the fly. She is incredibly hard to deceive, and can easily and quickly analyze opponents and their attacks.
Hakuda expert: Eliot, though she dislikes the physical arts, has been practicing Tai-Chi in a large group since graduating the academy, after she realized she would have to become decent at the physical arts if she wanted to advance. Though she is far from being the strongest, the style allows her to use her opponent's weight against them, a benifit given her small stature. She is rather proficient at the art, and can fend of strong opponents if needed, though she has to use her Zanpakuto or kido if fighting an opponent of equal power.
Physical endurance: Due to her lack of training and her natural physicality, Eliot is not the most durable individual.She has a low pain tolerance, and if she is forced to fight in close quarters or move constantly, Eliot tires out quickly. This extends to:
Physical ability: Eliot is neither particularly fast nor physically strong. Though she has natural strength, she doesn't train the ability, and though she has enough reiatsu control to be great at hoho she doesn't train it enough to be. She also has a rather low pain tolerance.
Zanjutsu: Eliot is around the level of a high-level lieutenant when it comes to zanjutsu. The only reason she was able to rank up despite this was her outstanding kido ability- She would never attain a different captain's position with her current lack of zanjutsu skill. Other weapons are essentially useless in her hands, and a sword the only thing she has a chance with.
Name: Alquimista (Alchemist)
Type: Normal Zanpakuto
---Appearance: Alquimista appears as a seven inch long, white tiger salamander in it's larval stage. It has extra long external gills that stick up instead of back, and beady red eyes. His feet, the tip of his tail, and the front side of his gills are pitch black, and the fringes on his gills and the webbing on his tail are a dark forest green. His toes end in sharpened claws, and he has black alchemical symbols in a line along both sides of his spine, and one in the center of his forehead.
---Personality: Alquimista is rather quiet, contemplative, and not nearly as social as his wielder. He is quite awkward socially, and has a slight superiority complex. He does, however, match Eliot in intelligence, and enjoys having long intellectual conversations with her. He often helps her work out her problems, and they have a very close bond.
Sealed: A 25" katana with a gold blade, tsuba and rayskin, and dark forest green handle wrapping. The tsuba is shaped like two attatched capitol 'I's, and the sheathe is dark brown.
---Command: Descubre (Discover).
---Appearance:Eliot plants the blade tip-down in the ground, states the command, and tree roots burst out of the ground and surround the blade, forming a knotted looking wooden cane. She then yanks it out of the ground, sending a burst of intense wave of spiritual pressure out.
-Sintetizar (Synthesize): Alquimista's main ability is to enhance Eliot's kido ability. This amplification allows her to perform spells without saying a word, and increases the strength of each spell by several levels. It also makes it easier to combine several spells at once, and fire them off simultaneously.
-Crecer Demasiado (Overgrow): Eliot re-plants the cane in the ground, and several willow-tree roots sprout around it. Eliot can freely manipulate them, and they are used specifically for defense. If she can disarm her opponent with one, their blade will automatically seal.
-Transmutacion Falso (False transmutation): When a kido spell or attack is directed at Eliot and she can react in time, she can pull a couple smaller roots up in front of her hands, forming a circle with them. When the attack hits the circle, it is stopped in it's tracks, and Eliot can manipulate the energy into an attack of her choice, as long as she has the ability to perform it. However, she cannot amplify the energy of the attack.
---Name: Alquimista Superado (Outgrown alcemist)
---Release Eliot plants Alquimista into the ground and states "Bankai". It immediately sprouts into a gigantic willow tree. As the tree grows, waves of spiritual pressure roll from it and Eliot.
---Appearance: Alquimista appears as a fifteen-foot tall, seven-foot diameter willow tree. Instead of leaves, the branches are surrounded by bright blue kido leaves. Parts of the roots can be seen protruding from the ground and extend for a half-mile around the tree. The branches wave around freely when Eliot isn't controlling them.
-Sintetizar (Synthesize): The same as the shikai, however Eliot gains the ability to fire spells from the tree's branch tips.
-Transmutacion Falso (False transmutation): Similar to the shikai ability, but instead of using the roots, Eliot uses the tree's branches, making the ability much faster. She also gains the ability to amplify the strength of the redirected attack up to five times the original power. She can also store the energy instead, causing the tree's 'leaves' to glow brighter and the branches to move faster.
-Crecer Demasiado (Overgrow): The same as the shikai ability, on a much larger scale.
-Transmutar (Transmute): When the branches come in contact with another object, Eliot can alter the chemical properties of that object, the extent of which depends on how long the branch stays in contact. This is limited to changing things into having properties of the basic periodic elements- gold, silver, mercury, ect. She can alter the density, phase, charge, and pH of most objects
Reiatsu color: Bright blue
Inner world: A deep, dark cave with a dim light whose source can't be pinpointed. Each element on the periodic table can be found either embedded in the walls, contained in glass containers hanging from the roof, or in springs on the ground.
-- Human life: Eliot was born in Spain to her very Catholic Spanish/French mother and Puerto Rican/Spanish father. Eliot had three younger brothers, and an older brother and sister. She grew up in Spain, and when she was fifteen her family moved to America for her father's work.Interestingly, her father was a chemist, which inspired her to follow in his footsteps despite her parents thinking women had no need for a career. She was raised very strictly religious, and anything outside their circle of church friends was viewed as suspicious and anything not in the bible was a major sin. Her parents were loving and attentive to their children, but incredibly controlling, and Eliot struggled in school because of her conflicting desires to follow her parent's views and her intelligence telling her there was more in life to discover. She wasn't content to be someone's catholic housewife. During her last year of high school, Eliot fearfully came out to her parents after a two-year long struggle with her identity, and was subsequently disowned by her entire family, called a sinner and a heathen. She was taken in by her older sister, who was the ;black sheep' of the family and loved her sister dearly, moreso after she got out of the house. She helped her through high school and into college. Although it was rare for women to go into science at the time, Eliot ended up in college as a chemistry major, then finished her degree and became a researcher like her dad, with stellar grades earned through hard work, and an almost manic desire to prove herself to her parents. Though she thought her father hated her, she still wanted to try and make him proud. She graduated and became a fellow at the college, earning her master's in time and staying as a researcher. She was never able to reconcile with her parents, and ended up becoming extremely close with her sister. She never got into a serious relationship, and had a few close, like-minded friends but often faced discrimination for her sex and sexuality that caused her to develop her more selfish streak. In her lab, safety was not really a priority at the time, and many dangerous chemical properties were not well known. As such, explosions and accidents were common, and Eliot happened to be a victim of one when her research assistant mixed the wrong chemicals and caused a large lab explosion. He and Eliot died instantly. She was 30. Her parents did not attend her funeral.
-- Rukon district/Shino academy: Eliot was sent to the Rukon, where she lived for several years and was incredibly bored. A year into her life there, she discovered am abandoned twelfth division lab outside the Seireitei gates and made a habit of sneaking in to use the equipment. She was caught after four years of this, but instead of being punished the shinigami who found her invited her to the academy, sensing her high latent spiritual pressure. She accepted, passed the entrance exam with flying colors, and was soon scouted by the Kido Corps for her proficiency in the area, after three years in the academy. However, she couldn't graduate early because of her lack of skill in other areas. After graduation, her request to join the Kido Corps was granted.
-- Kido Corps: A few years into her career in the squad, the vice-captain of the kido corps, Hachi, took a slight interest in her after she approached him asking for help with a few spells, and the two took to meeting weekly to practice and simply to talk. This lasted a year before he disappeared from Soul Society. Eliot had no idea what happened to him, and was shaken by the loss of her squad's leadership. The Kido Corps continued to function without them, however, though some of the mystery that surrounded them was lost with the Kido Chiefs. Through many years, Eliot rose through the ranks of the Corps, and reached eleventh seat by the time two new Chiefs were chosen to head the Corps. On a request, Eliot was allowed a temporary transfer to fourth squad to learn healing for a few years, with the warning that if they found someone to replace during her absence, they would. At that time she was teaching and acting as a healer at the academy, where she met a certain Jo Morelli and asked her out, beginning quite the epic (if secret and dangerous to her position) romance. After her four years in squad four, and with luck that no one took her seat, she transferred back to the kido corps. After several more years she reached the position of fourth seat and began preparing herself to advance even further in the squad, starting with beginning her training to learn bankai. This process took her much longer than the normal ten years.
-- Exile: After several more years in her fourth seat position, Eliot had quite a good life: a great position, friends, and the love of her life. She was now even able to publicly date Jo after she gained an officer position. This all changed when Jo and several others disappeared on a mission, and were declared dead. Shaken to her core, Eliot requested leave in order to mourn after the funeral. While taking a break, she looked into the disappearances, suspicious of the out-of-the-ordinary funeral (no bodies, no explanations), and came to her own conclusion that Jo and the others were either murdered by the Gotei, or still alive. She discussed her theories with her captain, who warned her that going against the leadership with such accusations could damage her career. He was right: after sharing her concerns with a few other shinigami, Eliot was brought before the court and demoted down to a non-seated position for spreading dissent within her squad. Though she lost influence, her less prolific position gave her more opportunities to search the human world for the missing individuals during her more mundane missions. During her fourth year, Aizen conducted his invasion of Karakura Town, though Eliot didn't participate, being one of the many shinigami left in Soul Society to continue their normal duties in the captain's absence. After his defeat, and the loss of numerous shinigami, Eliot was returned to her former fourth seat position. It was also at this time that she was able to take the time to finish learning her bankai, and achieved it with the help of her squadmates in the fifth year after Jo's disappearance.
-- New threat: In the year that followed Aizen's defeat, rumors of a strange, new type of hollow began circulating. The rumors turned into common sightings, which turned into fear as knowledge of the parasitic hollows grew. Soon, they infiltrated Soul Society and managed to infect numerous shinigami. Unbeknownst to everyone, the Captain-Commander also became infected, and began causing dissension in the Gotei 13 that erupted into a full-scale battle between the infected and the survivors, and the infected easily seized control of the inner divisions, forcing the remaining shinigami into the defensive as they struggled to contain the infected in the walls of the Seireitei. It got to the point where the leaders of the non-infected decided to send for help, requesting the vizards and exiles that had helped with Aizen return to Soul Society to help, including Jo and her group. Eliot was soon reunited with Jo, who had been exiled with her team due to acquiring hollow powers, though they were soon separated again for the final three-day battle. She was put in charge of planning the takeover of the inner divisions. However, on the third day of battle Eliot took a break to seek out Jo, and followed her spiritual pressure until she found her, just in time to see the infected Yamamoto end her life. Broken, Eliot collapsed on top of Jo after Yamamoto was slain, and laid like that for several minutes before Jo returned to life. The happiness was short-lived, as she had to ensure Jo stayed alive with her injuries. She remained by her side through her recovery, only leaving to find out the new Captain-Commander Fuu had promoted her to Vice Kido Chief alongside Hachi. Together, they prepared the kido corps for the new peril that faced the Soul Society.
"I don't want to train! I have too much work to do!"
"First of all, you are incorrect in what you are saying. You need to understand the facts before making such statements! So I have to say...(continues talking your ear off)"
"Have you ever just seen a girl and thought, 'I would love to be responsible for your next orgasm'?"
"Ay dios mio!!"
"There is a ninety-nine percent chance you are wrong, so I'll just let you mull it over for a bit."
-Eliot's character song is 'Southern Girl' by Incubus
-Her blood type is B+
-Her voice actor would be -
-Her favorite color is forest green,
-She is a relatively good singer, though this is a talent reserved for the shower
- She is fascinated by people that can play instruments, but thinks being played for/sung for (like someone singing to her specifically) is incredibly awkward, and she'll just laugh awkwardly at them until they stop.