Osamu Nishimura (西村修)

Description:

ASPECTS

TEMPLATE: UNIQUE

HIGH CONCEPT: EASTERN TEMPLE MONK RENEGADE

Invoke: Anything related to his Eastern Temple background, his current dishonored status, or general monk behaviors and knowledge.
Compel: Anything related to his Eastern Temple background, his current dishonored status, or general monk behaviors and knowledge.

TROUBLE: BLOOD IN THE WATER

Invoke:
Compel: Osamu has made a fair few enemies, and it’s public knowledge he’s lost his Tambo and the Authority that goes with it.

RADIANT AURA

Invoke: Born to mortals in Japan, his powerful potential was immediately noticed in his aura by the local supernatural community. He was scouted by the Easter Temple and trained, but, despite that training, he still never got good at disguising his power. Mortals just notice that there’s something oddly impressive or intimidating about him, and members of the supernatural community know he is a person of supernatural power on sight without any need for divination or physical contact.
Compel: While he may be good at hiding, he’s terrible at being low-profile. Any time it would be bad for him to stick out, he will be doing so.

A PATH GROWN SHADOWED

Invoke: Osamu has had his authority and position within the Eastern Temple revoked. For the time being his life has taken a turn into ethical murk and literal darkness. Where he was once a warrior, he finds himself increasingly (and successfully) fulfilling the role of shinobi.
Compel: His recent descent into shady dealings has brought his previously upstanding image into question, to others and himself. He might find himself more torn by ethical conflict, and might find himself under increasing suspicion from all directions.

BALANCING ACT

Invoke: He’s a peaceful man who doesn’t believe in gratuitous violence. He also kicks ass. He’s also physically well-balanced.
Compel: pursuing the nonviolent solution – the mere presence of evil shouldn’t be enough to spur him to action because it’s “part of the balance.” He’s felt compelled more and more to go against this fundamental wisdom lately, but it still has a deep, resonant appeal to his sensibilities.

THE TEMPLE’S BETAMAX

Invoke:
Compel: Most of what Osamu knows of western culture he learned on the monastery’s betamax as a course in foreign culture. As such, his knowledge is fraught with inaccuracies.

HIDDEN DRAGONS’ FIST

Invoke: You don’t become a combat-ready member of an ancient secret order by being a pushover! Dude can kick some butt. This aspect also folds in his allegiance and membership with the Hidden Dragon organization.
Compel: The Hidden Dragons have an agenda, some secret handshakes, and ways of passing tips and orders. Some of those tips and orders will get Osamu into hot water.

Bio:

BIOGRAPHY

BACKGROUND

RADIANT AURA
Born to mortals in Japan, his powerful potential was immediately noticed in his aura by the local supernatural community. He was scouted by the Easter Temple and trained, but, despite that training, he still never got good at disguising his power. Mortals just notice that there’s something oddly impressive or intimidating about him, and members of the supernatural community know he is a person of supernatural power on sight without any need for divination or physical contact

RISING CONFLICT

FINDING MY PATH
Osamu has lost his Tambo and its attendant authority. For the first time in his life, he is faced with deciding his own path, and has no specific duty or marching orders.

THE STORY

BALANCING ACT
He’s a peaceful man who doesn’t believe in gratuitous violence. He also kicks ass. He’s also physically well-balanced. Possible compels: pursuing the nonviolent solution – the mere presence of evil shouldn’t be enough to spur him to action because it’s “part of the balance.”

GUEST STARRING

THE TEMPLE’S BETAMAX
Having always had a fascination with American culture, he was sent to Seattle by the Eastern Temples for a consult on a shikigami problem our intrepid heroes had had. Together, we valiantly hunted down and stopped a warlock who was creating rifts to the Nevernever. Naughty warlocks!

GUEST STARRING

THE LONG FIST OF THE LAW
As the hand-to-hand instructor for the local law enforcement, Osamu was pulled into a hilarious buddy cop story co-starring Roy when a (insert type of fae here) starting tearing it up in Bellevue Square. Many moments of tension and catchy one-liners later, the fae was subdued, Osamu was awestruck by the cool, in-charge, cop know-how Roy displayed, and Roy was impressed by Osamu’s spectacular feats of martial arts skill and cheerful disposition.

Osamu Nishimura (西村修)

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