Name | Ranmaru Nakamura | Nickname | The Predator | Title Name | Nature's Retribution | Gender | Male | Age | 15 | Birth Date | 10th October |
Hair Color | Silver | Eye Color | Red with black slits | Height | 5'8 | Weight | 132 lbs | Appearance | Ranmaru has medium length spiky silver hair with thin eyebrows that stretch along his face. He wears a metal forehead protector on his forehead which is tied up using a soft blue cloth. His snake-like eyes are often carrying a relaxed and laid back look, almost as if he about to doze off at any moment. They are red with black slits and are a proportional size, not too big and not too small. His left eye has a scar that resembles a slash from a bladed weapon, the scar extends down so that it is in line with the tip of his nose and starts from the middle of the forehead, it cuts through his eyebrow meaning his left eyebrow has a slit in it. A blue mask wraps around the middle to lower portion of his face covering his nose and going under his ears. The mask is designed to keep his mouth hidden, primarily due to his very sharp pointed teeth and long intimidating incisors. He has smooth tanned skin with smaller lips and a nice sized nose. Ranmaru has an average sized frame for his age that has minimal body fat and is almost entirely all lean strong muscle. Although unseen, his unusually chiselled jawline would probably stand out in comparison to a regular human due to his powerful jaw muscles. The other unusual characteristic he has are his sharply clawed hands as opposed to finger nails.
Village | Lightning |
Clan | None | Village Ranking: | Genin | Shinobi Ranking | C-rank | Element(s) |
Wind Release | Fuuton
Taijutsu | Beginner
Bloodline | Kankyō Hōfuku
Anything which unnecessarily damages the Earth
Personality | Due to his past and lack of interaction with people, Ranmaru doesn't really have a real personality or emotions. Behaviour would be a far more accurate word. In that sense, he is very territorial and protective of what is his. He is very aggressive when provoked, much like a normal predator, and growls are definitely used as a deterrent to people trying to attack him. Without provocation, Ranmaru is calm and composed, as if nothing in the world could worry or phase him. Fearless to the point of stupidity and by no means calculated. He has never had to be. He is slowly learning and developing the emotions he lacks and the mannerisms that are required to live amongst humans and shinobi alike, but it will take time to overcome his habits and built in instincts. He has a deep embedded love for the world around him and loves to explore new places as he can come into contact with completely different animals to what he was used to back in the jungle. His motives for becoming a ninja was so that he can become strong enough to lead a village to clamp down on hunting and to bring people back to their more primal routes.
Philosophy & Beliefs | Being from the jungle and living off what the land had to offer, Ranmaru started to believe in natural balance and more so mother nature. This belief was not uncommon to those who found themselves lost and stuck in the middle of on of nature's toughest habitats. Despite not being directly hunted by another animal, there was plenty to look out for. Jungle cats with their powerful jaws and agile bodies leaping at you from above in the tree tops or from out of sight, camouflaged in long grass or bushes, or snakes with their small size but deadly bites. There was never a warning, if you were caught off guard you were catnip. This taught him to never over stretch his resources and only go where he needed to, never biting off more than he can chew for it could very easily be fatal. A love for the wild grew inside Ranmaru just as his love for mother nature. He believed that humans could incorporate themselves in the eco-systems of any habitat regardless of how extreme, it just had to be done right. This love for the wild lead to a hatred for hunters, or those abusing mother nature's grand work. It is a right the animals have to live in peace, letting nature run its course, without the interruption of humans. Survival of the fittest wasn't a bad idea after all. He didn't even really see himself as human, in his mind he was just another apex hunter trying to survive.
History & Background | Ranmaru's origins remain largely unknown due to the fact that he has spent most of his life, and all of his memorable life, in the jungle. Due to his animals traits, it is believed his parents and even ancestors belonged to a tribe which has inhabited the jungle for generations upon generations. His earliest memory dates back to the age of three, in this memory he remembers walking around as a toddler and being found by monkeys. At first they were fairly confused what to do with the bipedal but hairless Ranmaru. He had many similarities to them, but many differences too. The younger monkeys started to become playfully aggressive and were essentially bullying him, before one of their mothers put a stop to it and took him in as her own. This is where his life began.
He spent several years with the monkeys, swinging on vines, eating a vegetarian diet and getting a lot of sun. This lead to his skin changing from a paler white to the tanned skin he currently has. In those years his flexibility was pushed far more than a regular human and his muscles became strong similar to how a monkey's body is far more powerful. He learned the location of all the edible fruit and plants were as well as the location of the things that didn't have such a good reaction to his body or he didn't find very tasty. From the treetops he watched the apex predators like a hawk, and admired their power and ability to hunt. His intelligence quickly grew to the point where he was smarter than the monkeys by around the age of 7.
It was at this point he decided he wanted to find out why those predators were carnivorous as opposed to eating fruits like he was so accustomed to with the monkeys. It was this which drew him to undertaking his first real hunt, leading to his first kill. Using his claws and sharp teeth he ripped and bit off the flesh of the slain animal and got his first taste of meat. At first it didn't agree with him very much, just like raw meat rarely agrees with humans, but after a while his body grew accustomed to it and he developed the necessary antibodies to combat the bacteria that was attacking his body.
He spent three hears mimicking and stalking the jungles top predators so as to replicate their behaviour, he was very impressionable in his young age after all. He would stalk his prey from bushes just like he had seen the big cats do and he would roar and growl like a lion if he felt threatened. He even learned how to run on all fours, using his powerful limbs to lunge at his prey and his claws and teeth to swipe and bite at the unfortunate prey. Just as he has seen more than a thousand times over. By this point, Ranmaru was ten.
Of course, he had no idea about where he was or the world he lived in and he eventually found himself far to the north of where he lived with the monkeys. He was now right by the gates of the Lightning Village, although he had no idea what that was or that it even existed. He had never encountered anything like himself before and he had come to the belief that he was the only animal of his species left. One day, he had stumbled too close to their gates and the shinobi keeping watch spotted him and quickly apprehended him. They brought him into the village for questioning and found he had no use of language. Ranmaru was completely feral as he had never encountered a human before, or so he thought. Obviously this was illogical as he had to of been born, but he didn't know any better.
He was human after all, albeit the slight physiological differences, and so the Lightning Village decided to keep him as an orphan and try to get him out of his primitive ways. Due to his age, he was able to pick up the language very quickly. He doesn't really remember much between the ages of ten and eleven as this was where he joined civilisation and had to essentially re learn how to live his life. He was very good at gestures, which lead to the ease of learning the language. It was exactly a year after joining the village that Ranmaru got into an altercation with an academy student and was brought before a doctor by the kind woman who ran the orphanage he lived at. It was here where the doctor, being a shinobi himself, came to realise that Ranmaru had chakra and was capable of being a ninja himself.
The doctor, being a lonely man in his mid fifties decided to adopt this primal child and teach him how to be a true ninja. Although able to now communicate, Ranmaru was by no means a regular child. He still lacked emotion, as he had never had a use for them before, and his behaviour still mimicked that of the apex hunters he had learned from what, by now, seemed like a lifetime ago. His life was changing rapidly and he had no control over it. He was definitely fun loving and shared many characteristics with those of his age group, but he didn't know how to behave with others or interact effectively. Basic social constructs still evaded his understanding. The old man was very patient and did his best for Ranmaru, never raising his voice or lashing out. Ranmaru was very grateful for this and this man, who he had learned to call Dad was his first real bond.
Roughly aged about eleven and a half and having been integrated into village life for nearly two years now, his old man decided it was time Ranmaru entered the academy. His academy years were tough, and he was far from a genius, but he excelled at the physical aspects far more than anything else. After roughly three years in the academy it was this, that finally actually had him promoted to genin. His ability to use the basic academy jutsu was minimal and he was barely able to replicate them at all, but he simply outclassed everyone else when it came to hand to hand combat. At fifteen years of age, Ranmaru is now ready to join his first squad having successfully passed the academy. He is by no means a very good human, however he is learning slowly but surely.