Tadashi Yoshimori

Tadashi Yoshimori

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Name: Tadashi Yoshimori
Age: 15 years old. First 10 were spent as a cat
Birthday: 2/13/04
Gender: Male
Species: Yokai: Bakeneko
Category: Student
Class: High School
Grade: 10th Grade

Appearance Description:



(Image is official art of Yashiro Isana from the anime "K". Eye color edited by me)


Photo by Tim-U on Deviantart

Tadashi is a boy of fairly average height, standing at 5'5”. He is on the thin side and nimble. What muscle he does have makes him look more like a runner than a weight lifter. His hands are almost always covered in gloves- he has a pair of light gray ones that are his favorites. He has very pale skin all over his body except for his hands and feet. From the tips of his fingers and toes to the wrists and ankles his skin is actually black. The discoloration appears to be a very unusual set of birthmarks.

Tadashi almost always has a gentle smile on his face and his eyes are large, round and yellow colored. His hair is white and though it is kept at a length just below his ears it is frequently uncombed and a little wild. Tadashi doesn't like tight or close-fitting clothing, with the exception of his gloves and socks. He normally wears a plain button down shirt with long sleeves or a light jacket over a t-shirt and comfortably loose fit jeans. His shoes are normally gray or black. Most of Tadashi's style is picked to blend in and not attract too much attention. He is always playing with a pencil in his hand or has one tucked behind his right ear.

When in cat form Tadashi is similar in size to a normal house cat that has maybe skipped a few meals. He has soft white fur except his paws are all black and all of it is more sleek than fluffy. His eyes are round and light brown.


Personality Description:
Tadashi tries very hard to be calm and relaxed most of the time. Sometimes this even comes across as laziness. He's nimble and quick when he needs to be but he rarely sees the need to get over-excited. He likes being around other people but he is definitely more of a follower than a leader, content to remain in the background. He is very rarely unhappy and finds a reason to enjoy almost everything. Should he ever be driven to be too emotional he is liable to lash out at those around him.

Tadashi gets lonely easily without other people around and he is extremely loyal to the people he likes. He is always fiddling with pencils or charcoal and tends to doodle on all his schoolwork. It is not uncommon for him to use his special power to draw companions for himself when he is lonely.

Abilities:

Active:

  • Transformation: Tadashi is able to swap between his cat and human forms at will and his clothing fuses with him as he takes the cat form. Small items that fit inside his pockets go with the clothing but anything he is holding is dropped.
    • Half-Cat Form: In addition to the fully cat or fully human natural forms, Tadashi can choose to take a more feral form in the middle. He has some difficulty controlling his feral urges in this form but unless he suffers extreme pain or fear he can normally keep himself from going too far. In this form he stays humanoid but gains retractable claws, grows a cat's tail and ears and a thin layer of white fur grows across his body. Except his hands and feet have black fur. Tadashi gains greater strength(can lift little under 300kg), speed(50-60mph) and balance and his senses are twice as good as those of a normal cat.
      • This form is extremely taxing mentally and physically and he cannot stay in it for more than 12 hours. After taking this form he is exhausted and weak and must sleep for about 12 hours.
  • Disguise: If Tadashi has a person's full name or the official latin name of an animal and has consumed the blood of a creature he is able to take their form for a limited time. The form must be held for a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 24 hours. As the amount of time in the form increases the side effects of headaches, nausea and anemia afterward increase. These effects start immediately upon leaving the temporary form.
  • Tadashi only knows the extra forms of a Japanese Rat Snake or a Large Japanese Field Mouse. He has consumed a little blood from humans but he never learned (and doesn't want to know) their names.
  • Plant Whisperer- Can communicate mentally with any living plants within 100 feet of him. From them he can learn whether they are healthy and they can tell him where any living creatures are within that range. The creature must be in contact with or have brushed against a plant within the last minute to be detected and he only knows the location and their general size, not what or whom they are. Plants he is in physical contact with for at least 1 minute while he uses the ability will have their nutrient needs satisfied for the next 24 hours.
  • Animated Sketches: Tadashi is excellent at drawing with graphite-based pencils and charcoal. If he uses one of those two to draw he can actually draw in the air and his sketches come alive. They are not sentient and are completely under his control. They can be 3-dimensional but no larger than a 5' cube. They are able to lift and carry things up to 50 lbs or complete very simple tasks but are easily destroyed. Anything above 50 lbs of pressure will break the creatures and they collapse instantly into dust upon being broken. The creatures also are especially vulnerable to water and disintegrate when they make contact with it. If drawn to include legs they must use them to support themselves and any that do not have legs are limited to hovering at the same height above the ground as they were drawn with. Either walking or hovering they can only move at a normal human's walking pace and cannot remain animated for more than an hour. He currently has a hard limit of 3 animated figures at once but controlling each one takes a little concentration so he very rarely has all three moving at once. His control reaches up to 500 feet but he can only make them move when he can see them, to avoid unintentional harm to others.
  • Diamond Clones: They can summon up to three clones that appear within 20' of the character, made up of diamonds clustered together to match a hollow version of whatever form he is in at the time of summoning. They are mentally controlled by him in the same way he would control his drawings. They cannot go beyond 100' of him or they collapse and disappear, each one takes a measure of concentration to keep functioning and he can only make them move when they are within his eyesight. Unlike the drawings these clones cannot hover and must use their legs/arms to move around. The diamond clones each have their own separate 10 minute duration and subsequent 20 minute cooldown from the time the clone is dropped. He can only have a total of 3 drawings or clones up at any one time. The diamond clones have the same speed, strength and durability as the corresponding form of Tadashi does, but are able to continue functioning as long as at least 50% of their body and 2 arms or legs remain attached. They are immune to the effects of extreme temperatures and the energy-based effects of magic. For example a dragon's breath or a bolt of lightning would do nothing to them but spears of ice or whips of vines would damage them. The diamonds disappear 1 minute after being removed from the clone or 1 minute after the clone collapses.

Passive:

  • Cat speech: In all forms Tadashi can speak with cats or in human language
  • Longevity: Bakenekos can live up to 500 years.
  • Heightened Senses: Tadashi's senses are heightened compared to those of an ordinary human. His sense of smell is slightly below that of a dog's, he can hear and see as well as a cat and see in the dark.
  • Speed and Strength: Tadashi's high speed is around 33mph and with his reflexes he can dodge a baseball moving 60mph. Tadashi can lift twice his own bodyweight, which means a little over 220 lbs. His lifting record is 280 lbs.

Weaknesses:

  • Colorblind: Tadashi's eyes seem to have suffered some irreparable damage and are unable to distinguish color any more. He sees everything in black and white and shades of grey. This persists through all his forms.

Resources:
Tadashi lives in Rafael Del Bosque's mansion and has access to significant wealth through his adoptive father.


Biography:

Tadashi was born on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. He was part of a litter of cats birthed in an alley in a town called Kitami. His mother was a special cat with magic in her veins. Her children would become Bakeneko at 7, 10, or 13 years old depending on the individual kittens. The winter was brutally cold and many of the kittens in the litter did not survive. The mother cat did her best to feed and shelter her kittens but it was too much for her and she also succumbed to the elements and starvation. Tadashi didn't know what to do. He remained with his few surviving litter-mates mourning their deceased mother. While the others cried out he simply curled up to his mother and tried to nudge her awake.
An older man passing the alley took notice of the mourning and starving kittens. He was a man with a kind heart and without hesitation picked up the three remaining kittens. He decided to find homes for the three kittens. The man was easily able to find homes for the adorable kittens.

Tadashi didn't know where his siblings were taken after the old man found them all new homes. He was given to a lonely old man in a small home in the countryside as a way of keeping him company. The man was also very kind-hearted and took great care of Tadashi. He was treated like the man's child. He never did learn the man's name, but he was apparently colorblind and kept himself occupied by drawing with pencils and charcoal and was very fond of green tea. Due to his condition he had no reason to use color in his art. Tadashi loved to perch on the man's shoulder and spend the day watching him draw whatever was on his mind. The man probably could have sold his art for a great deal of money but he mostly gave his art to local shops and neighbors in exchange for food and supplies.

Tadashi was prone to getting into the man's art supplies and tracking bits of charcoal and graphite across the floor. The man seemed to find this more amusing than annoying and even complimented the cat on his “artwork.” Tadashi lived with the man for almost 10 years and as they both aged the cat seemed to start having tufts of his fur fall out. The man was concerned but without much money and with limited mobility he could not take Tadashi to a veterinarian. On the morning of Tadashi's 10th birthday the old man woke to a young boy with white hair curled up on his chest instead of his friendly little cat. The man was understandably startled and was driven to a heart attack. Tadashi woke in a panic and was confused by both his own body and what was happening to the old man. The man was unable to be woken again despite Tadashi's attempts to nudge him awake.

Scared, confused and hungry Tadashi remained in the house with the man for a week, surviving on mice and snakes from a nearby field before a neighbor came to check on the man. The woman, named Esumi Yoshimori, was the owner of a small cafe near Nishi-Memambetsu Station- the train stop closest to the old man's home. She had an arrangement to bring groceries to the man in exchange for artwork to put up in her cafe. She was saddened by the loss and utterly baffled by the young boy but her motherly instincts kicked in and she took Tadashi in as if he were her own child. She didn't know what Tadashi was and assumed he was just an orphaned child that the man had taken in to shelter until he could contact someone else. Tadashi struggled to remain with the body of the old man but when she finally pried him away from the man's body he became quite attached to her. For his loyalty she gave him the name of Tadashi. The woman had been a professor of Wildlife Biology before retiring to run her small cafe in the country and leave behind the stress of the city. The teacher in her heart ensured that Tadashi was taught well, though he never went to school. He also helped Esumi run her cafe and it was not unusual for him to serve the customers even at his young age.

Unfortunately his very unusual circumstances drew the attention of the local children and teenagers and they tended to bully him when Esumi wasn't around to stop them. After a few years of living with Esumi Tadashi had become quite comfortable. He always kept to his human form during the day but occupied himself by idly drawing when the cafe wasn't busy and Esumi wasn't homeschooling him. He hid the fact that sometimes his drawings started coming to life. After waking up in the middle of the night as a cat a few times he began practicing changing his form. He was extra careful not to let anyone know about his secret.

About three months before Tadashi's 14th birthday he was tending to the cafe alone while Esumi went out to run an errand. A large group of local teenagers had come in to the shop for afternoon coffee and were being especially rowdy. With only Tadashi manning the shop they began teasing him for his strange looking hands and threatening to beat him up for looking at one of the girls. Tadashi tried to ignore them and brought two pots of fresh coffee to fill their mugs. One of the boys stuck out a leg and tripped Tadashi, making him fall to the floor and shattering the glass pots of coffee. The coffee burned Tadashi's skin all over and the shards of glass cut into him. In his overwhelming fear and pain suddenly he began to grow fur and claws. He took on his half-cat form and lashed out at everyone in the cafe.

Tadashi had no control and severely injured several of the teenagers as they fled in terror. Esumi returned as the teens were screaming and running away and Tadashi very nearly hurt her too. Instead of fleeing she hugged the half-cat boy tightly and told him everything would be ok. She didn't really believe it and she was in shock but the embrace gave Tadashi just enough comfort to allow him to regain control and revert back to his human form. Covered in blood from the others and from his own wounds Tadashi collapsed while Esumi held him. The police were called and though they did not believe the boy had grown claws and attacked the others, they did believe that he had been in a fight and they took him into custody. He was too weakened to resist.

Esumi was too terrified to go see Tadashi while he was locked up and when representatives from the Academy came to take Tadashi to a facility “better equipped to handle him,” neither Tadashi nor the police argued against it. Tadashi has been at the Academy for a few months now and he turned 14 in February, while at the Academy. He remains terrified of what his half-cat form is capable of and does his best to remain calm.

Tadashi has been adjusting to the idea of living around people and going to school. All the drama has been bothering him quite a bit because he's not accustomed to dealing with it. He has a few very limited friendships, though he has been trying to be social and friendly to everyone. Finding his siblings over the past month has been exciting and wonderful though they each brought extra baggage to be dealt with.

He has decent passing grades in school ever since he was warned about not skipping classes. Tadashi has been becoming a little more outspoken especially when people are being mean. He was adopted, along with his siblings, by Rafael Del Bosque after the annual adoption week event in 2019.

Misc: Has two Bakeneko siblings; Tomomi and Shiro.
Bakenekos can live up to 500 years
Member of the Starlight Helpers Club
 
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Name: Tadashi Yoshimori
Apparent Age: 15
Gender: Male
Species: Yokai: Bakeneko
Height: 5'5"
Build: Skinny

Notable Features: Messy short white hair, yellow eyes and pale skin. If they are uncovered, from his fingers to wrists and toes to ankles are all black. As a cat he's a normal looking white house cat with black paws.

Physical Quirks: Always wears gloves up past his wrists and socks past his ankles. Usually fiddling with a pencil or stick of charcoal.

Power Summary: Can turn into a cat (white with black paws). Pencil or charcoal drawings can come to life. Half-cat form (humanoid cat-boy with claws, cat ears and tail, fur). Always has excellent senses of smell, hearing and sight. Can see in the dark. Very strong and quick, with the balance of a cat. Diamond clones. Can communicate w/plants and use them to track living beings in the area.

Reputation: Has been here for a few months, his animated drawings are quite noticeable when done in public. A "follower" type. Has been trying to calm other people and make them happy too lately

Misc Information: Was a cat for the first 10 years of his life. Has two siblings: Tomomi and Shiro.
Speaks cat, english and Japanese
Colorblind
Member of the Starlight Helpers Club
Official art of Yashiro Isana from the Anime "K". Eye color edited by me

Photo by Tim-U on Deviantart
 
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