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Kerchak (One Piece Oc)
Epithet: The Reaper
Affiliation: Marines, West Blue
Occupations: Vice Admiral
58 (after timeskip)
Birthday: August 23rd
Japanese Name: Shimigami Shimigami no Mi
English Name: Reaper Reaper Fruit
Kerchak is an Marine Vice Admiral who is the presumed leader of the "Four Survivors", and long time friend and companion of the missing Taryn. He is also renowned as "The Reaper" due to his Reaper-Reaper Devil Fruit powers. He is the adoptive father of Jim and Calder. He is a firm follower of "Grey Justice", believing that everyone have their own choices to make and that they have the right to stand by them even going against the consequences.
Ketchak has a very tall and fit yet muscular structure with short deep brown hair, dark eyes and tanned skin.He has a star shaped scar on his right eye from his childhood incident with pirates. He mostly maintains a very calm or grim expression on his face and has a deep tone of voice. It's would seem that Kerchak has ceased to age since he reached his late 30's due to his Reaper Reaper Devil Fruit powers or if it is because of the souls he absorbed over the years.
He wears a grey hooded over his head and marine cap with a dark red scarf tucked in around his neck. He also wears black dress pants with matching colored shoes. He has his long marine vice admiral jacket lean over his shoulders like a cape.
As a teenager, Kerchak was sarcastic and resourceful with a matter of fact attitude. He has been known to make pop-culture related jokes, throughout the entire game. Often to humorously comment on a certain event. As an adult, Kerchak is often described by others as an arrogant, sarcastic, cold and calculating anti hero who is highly resourceful and opportunistic. He also appears to be cunning and calculating. He has an extremely ruthless streak and had stated that victory by any means is preferable to him than losing.
Despite this, he cares deeply for his adoptive family and the other Survivors as he showed willingness to defend them and prove their innocence. He is known to have a tendency to help others in their endeavors event if the end goals doesn't benefit himself. He has demonstrated on several occasions that he is fully capable of feeling both remorse and empathy as he felt deeply guilt for those intentionally killed and the disappearance of Taryn. He also posesses a dry, sardonic wit and sense of humor. Though he was called honorable once, Kerchak himself has indicated that he believes honor to be a fool's prize.
Powers and abilities:
Kerchak is an extremely powerful Vice Admiral with immense strength, agility and acrobatic to climb, wall run and leap large distances even for his height and build. He is capable of wielding secondary weapons from bucklers, armblades, gauntlets, and claws to massive maces, axes, and spears. Despite his I eve he has excellent to vision and and acute hearing. He is able to make use of vehicles and rideable creature, using his superior intellect to solve problems, puzzled and situations that helps him to unlock the truth. Even in childhood, he has shown to be clever in his actions that allow him to progress and survive.
Reaper Reaper Devil Fruit is an extremely rare fruit that is considered to be one of the most dangerous and powerful to ever exist as it grants the one who ate it to have the inability to die so long as they absorb the souls of its victims.
It grants the user the ability to transform into a faceless hooded being that is similar to the mythological grim reaper itself but whenever the user is angered or raged, the eyes will glow dark purple and a glowing mouth will appear.
Necromancy is one of the abilities the devil fruit has. It will grant the user the ability to steal or absorb the souls from its victims' bodies and store it within themselves. They can use the souls of its victim to become their willing or unwilling minions to serve. The user can also summon a large scythe from thin air and use for both offensive and defense capabilities as well being able to guild or fly in the air.
Kerchak was orphaned at an very young age to the point he had little to memory of his biological parents in the West Blue, having survived through whatever means. He soon gained possession of the Reaper-Reaper fruit and ate the devil fruit but was unable to control its incredible ability to absorb souls upon having physical contact with civilians but would use this to his advantage against pirates.
Kerchak was shunned by most civilians due to this and lived a solitary life until at the age of 14, he met another orphan named Taryn at his age. She was one of the few who wasn't afraid of him even having knowledge of his devil fruit powers. Despite his reluctance to have her accompanied him as he believed he would be a danger to her but the girl was still seemingly emotionless and unconcerned about it.
During their travels together, the two formed an unbreakable bond and an obligation to each. They were ambushed an group of pirates that Kerchak killed most of their crew and held Taryn hostage till Kerchak saved her by using his reaper power to transform into his reaper form after losing his left eye that gashed during torture. He saved himself and Taryn from the vengeful pirates after killing them all but the scar on his eye left him emotionally scarred. His companionship with Taryn helped Kerchak to gain control his devil fruits with his own indomitable will and thus became an fearsome individual in his own right outside of the marines which earned him the recognition from Fleet Admiral Kong.
Around the age of 20, Kerchak and Taryn found two orphaned infant boys named James "Jim" and Calder after dealing with a ferocious pirate raid on a town in the East Blue and took in them as their guardians. He taught the boy outdoor skills as well teaching them to fight and survive. Calder would later say that Taryn taught him where to draw the line, rather than to take a stand. Kerchak and Taryn joined the Marines at the age 23, soon becoming acquaintance and close friends with two other trainees named Phoebe and Jacks, befriending with them as well. He had encountered Sakazuki on numerous occasions to which these encounters were sorts of chilling at first but the two grew to respect each other despite their different views.
Kerchak was soon promoted at the age 25 and during his career, he earned the moniker as "The Reaper" due to his ability to transform into a faceless form similar to the being. He was too well respected by both his peers, subordinates and enemies. Kerchak has worked on numerous occasions with his close friends during their travels in all of the seas, proving to be a formidable team but their teamwork did had their bumps due to their different personalities and views as they would sometimes bicker among each other.
Kerchak was considered by most of Marines as a "liberal", having zero tolerance for slavery, racial discrimation and senseless killing. He was not above being very harsh yet fair towards his peers and civilians to which Sengoku admired in, considering him to be "Admiral" material though Kerchak refused the position to follow the example of Monkey D. Garp.
Around the age of 27, Kerchak fell deeply in love with his childhood friend but didn't know how to confess his romantic feelings for her and remained silent over it whenever it was brought up by either Kuzan or Jacks. Jacks had offered him good advice in handling the situation, telling him to just be himself like Taryn has always liked him as such. Though he never has the chance to confess his love for her before an heinous battle in the South Blue as he witnessed her being teleported to an unknown universe or location by an dying devil fruit users. This had made him to deeply shocked, worried and upset over this as did the others as they didn't knew where she had been teleported to places unknown.
Over the next ten of searching, Kerchak remained active in his military and soon became acquainted with an friend of Taryn's named Tess who promised to look after him should anything happened to her. He had proudly witnessed Calder and Jim becoming strong and determined Marines in their own right though was beginning to lose faith and blamed himself as he searched across the world but still couldn't find Taryn. His hatred for pirates became an festering wound.
The other Survivors still believed in him, especially Tess, offering their very best support to them in finding his beloved. Tess did a lot to keep things going over the years, always having faith that Kerchak's innate humanity and heroism would resurface and lead the Marine to victory. The two began to bond like Kerchak and Taryn did before which grows stronger over time. He seems to have continued on with his life with her as well.
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