I hope that's enough for Uryu; I'll add to it if you need me to. And heeeeeeere's Gin!
Unknown; birthday September 10
Gin acts very mysteriously most of the time, and still retains his slightly mocking grin and almost-closed eyes seven years later. No longer needing to hide behind a wall of deception, Gin has revealed his personality is not as severe as his many-year act had implied. Despite acting like he knows little about situations, he knows just as much as any other Soul Reaper, and likely even more with his skills in tactics. Unlike many captains, Gin is not known for having a short temper, but rather for his cold, unflinching composure during combat, though his polite-yet-mocking tone still remains and, of course, still irritates just about everyone else in the Sereiti. Notably, his personality now is much less mocking, and he has expressed a deep regret at not being able to tell anyone what he was up to for the past hundred and sixty years or so, and is actually doing his best to make up for his failed assassination attempt. He has noted feeling exceptionally guilty for making Rangiku have to put up with his façade. He still loved dried persimmon, and maintains his hobby of aimlessly wandering around the Sereiti when he has spare time. He enjoys games of various kinds, and has a bit of a playful streak. He is very serious about the matter of gaining everyone's trust and making them not hate his guts.
Gin Ichimaru is, to date, the most recent child prodigy in the line of Soul Reapers. At an early age, Gin witnessed Sosuke Aizen and three other Soul Reapers near where he had made residence in the Soul Society, and immediately knew something was dreadfully wrong with the situation. Something about Aizen did not sit well with him, and he made a silent promise to himself to become a Soul Reaper himself in order to stop him, though this was many years in coming. Also during this time, he met Rangiku Matsumoto and befriended her before abruptly leaving to become a Soul Reaper. He passed the training with flying colors, and quickly became a seated member of one of the Reaper divisions. All that time, he worked with Aizen as closely as he could, applying his mastery of manipulation to seem to be an ally for many years.
Gin was unable to speak to anyone of what he knew for apprehension of Aizen learning what he was up to, leading to him keeping up a façade of, as he put it ‘A cold-blooded, emotionless snake’, a role he played very well. Somewhere along the line, as Aizen’s plan progressed, he assisted in the man’s scheme to take over the Soul Society and destroy the ‘Soul King’, having to assist in covering up the murder of the Central 46, among other things. He was the Soul Reaper near the south gate when Ichigo Kurosaki and co. attempted to enter to rescue Rukia Kuchiki and prevent her execution, and forced them out of the area, though he purposely left them alive. As Aizen’s plans progressed, Gin kept up the façade of a loyal subordinate, up until Aizen’s attack on Karakura town. Seeing the chance to end Aizen’s campaign, Gin attempted and failed to kill him, and was very nearly killed himself. By some stroke of luck, or some last bit of him not willing to die just yet, Gin survived his grievous injuries just long enough to be healed to a condition in which he could still live, though he was amazingly fully restored within a month.
Though some of the other captains wished him executed, after he had fully explained himself, it was decided his betrayal had proper motives behind it, and he was allowed to go free. Over the past few years since he’s recovered, he's been doing his best to clear himself in the eyes of the other captains. Eventually, some time last year, he regained his seat as a captain and earned the trust of some of his fellow Shinigami back for the most part, though a good number still hold distrust and malice for him. He is particularly troubled that Rangiku is also giving him the 'cold shoulder', but he has resolved to earn everyone's trust back if it takes the rest of his life to do so.
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Gin is a moderately tall, thin man looking to be in his twenties, bearing unique silver hair with a slight violet tint. His expression is generally set into a wide, mocking grin with his eyes narrowed to thin slits, though this does change in instances of surprise, anger, and shock. His outfit consists of the usual black Shinigami robes with a captain’s haori covering his shoulders, though he has also been seen in the white robes left over from his tenure as Aizen’s subordinate to be used as what he considers ‘casual attire’.
It looks like an ordinary wakizashi. The hilt is light-blue with a tsuba made of two slim swirls of metal looping around the blade to make an open oval, resembling an "S".
It is triggered by the phrase "Shoot to kill". In the English Dub, however, he uses a command related to piercing/stabbing and ends the phrase with a personal pronoun (him, her, it) defining who he wants to hit.
Shikai Special Ability:
In its Shikai, Shinso's blade glows white and extends at high speed to impale Gin's opponents from a distance. The blade also carries tremendous force when extending, as seen when Gin pushes both Ichigo Kurosaki and the giant Jidanbo out from under the Seireitei gate, despite the latter being firmly braced under it. In addition, Gin can maintain the extension and swing the activated Shinso in wide arcs, attacking multiple targets quickly and simultaneously. Shinso is capable of reaching a maximum length equivalent to one hundred times its original length, earning it the nickname Hyapponzashi when Gin was younger.
Bankai: Kamishini no Yari:
In its Bankai state, Gin's Zanpakuto does not change in appearance at all, retaining its small wakizashi form. However, as Kamishini no Yari, the blade is capable of reaching lengths equivalent to 13 kilometers (roughly 8.1 miles) at 500 times the speed of sound. The blade can also retract to its normal size at the same rate. Gin has also stated his bankai is not as fast or as long as he claims but he hasn't elaborated on this statement further to determine what he is specifically referring to.
Bankai Special Ability:
Gin's Bankai's main basic abilities are essentially the same possessed by his Shikai, but its power, length and speed are vastly amplified. The blade's tremendous cutting power is significantly increased, to the point where Gin is capable of swiftly cutting an entire town in half with a single stroke while standing a great distance away.
Kamishini no Yari's true ability as well as its deadliest aspect is not based on its length or speed but rather its ability to turn into dust for just a second when it expands out and contracts. There is a deadly poison inside the blade that dissolves and breaks down cells. He can leave a sliver of his Zanpakuto in an opponent when he retracts Kamishini no Yari, allowing him to kill an opponent at any time when he chooses to by uttering the release command "Kill, Kamishini no Yari" for the technique, while placing his hand up to the target. The result causes the target to completely break down and dissolve at the cellular level from the inside out.
Blade Extension & Contraction:
Gin has made claim that his Bankai can achieve its full length at 500 times the speed of sound: exactly 171,500 meters per second in order to arrive at its full length of 13km in under 0.08 seconds, which would make Kamishini no Yari not the longest Zanpakuto, but the fastest. Because the blade's extension and contraction speed is a highly dangerous ability, Gin tends to downplay its speed whenever he talks about his Zanpakuto, and instead focuses on the length and power of the blade in order to gain a psychological advantage over his opponent.
By adopting a stance where he firmly grips Kamishini no Yari with both hands and places the Zanpakuto's hilt squarely to the center of his chest, Gin is able to unleash the tremendous extension and contraction properties of his Bankai to an even more terrifying extent than its normal state. This occurs in the form of a piercing maneuver where the extension and contraction of the blade becomes almost completely-unseen to even the most-diligent of observers.
This ability repeats the action of extending and subsequently contracting Kamishini no Yari, as observed within the technique Buto, multiple times in rapid succession. The entirety of this process is completed in a mere moment, resulting in the individual steps involved in this technique becoming virtually indistinguishable from each other, generating an apparent mass of numerous blades that leaves little opportunity for the intended victim to evade successfully.
When Gin was younger, he was hailed as a child genius. He was highly proficient in his classes at the Shinigami Academy and he graduated in one year. His skill was already evident at a young age when he gained a seated position in the 5th Division shortly after graduating, ultimately surpassing the previous child prodigy Kaien Shiba, who was already an adult and had taken five years to become a seated officer. Gin has shown himself to be highly manipulative and deceptive even when it's evident. He comes out unscathed due to the calm confusion he plays at, which is a testament to his overall strategy. In his battle with Hitsugaya, Gin was able to manipulate the positions of three people so Hitsugaya would have to choose between saving his own life or Hinamori's without any visible effort. He has shown capable of simple deception by having his opponent focus on one thing to hide the true threat.
Master Swordsmanship Specialist:
Gin is a highly proficient combatant. In combat, he doesn't seem the least bit taken back by the abilities of his opponent, even when they seemingly have an advantage. He fights with seemingly no effort behind his attacks. His ability to wield his combat skills was evident even when he was a child. He easily defeated and killed the former third seat of the 5th division, who by rank and age should have been more powerful and skilled than him. He is commonly seen using his Zanpakuto's special ability, allowing him to be quite deadly at a distance, which is capable of killing multiple targets in one shot. He has shown the ability to use extreme speed mixed with a calm composure and precise attacks.
Immense Spiritual Power:
Gin, without putting out any effort, easily incapacitated Chad, Orihime, Uryu, Makizo, and Ganju with his Reiatsu just by facing the direction they were coming from.
Though never actually shown using this in combat, after his battle with Toshiro Hitsugaya, he used an impressive Flash Step to retreat. He is also able to fight on even grounds and speeds with Ichigo using Tensa Zangetsu.
Gin's durability is strong enough to withstand a direct hit from Ichigo Kurosaki's Getsuga Tensho, only suffering a light wound to his forehead as a result.
Gin's actual ability is unknown but he cast Hakufuku on Rangiku Matsumoto, preventing Sosuke Aizen from perceiving her reiatsu