Name: Giger Van Gogh
Weight: 160 Lbs
Species: Trachemys Scripta Elegans - Red-Ear Slider
Fighting Style: Modified Foot Ninjutsu
Weapons: Ninjaken, Kusarigama, Shurikens, Shirai-ryu Needles, Caltrops, Kunai, Modified Rope-Kunai, Fukiya, Metsubushi, Shuko and Ashiko Claws, Kaginawa, Sulfur Bombs, Smoke Bombs
After many years since the bomb had hit, after the mass death of humans, a new rise of mutant animals has risen to inherit the world left behind to rebuild what was destroyed.
Born and raised in the remains of Philadelphia, Giger Van Gogh is the oldest of four siblings and is the only male of the group. Having grown up in the rough streets of the remains of Philadelphia, Giger was often forced to defend himself and his sisters from mutant gangs, like the Road Hogs and Anti-Mutant human groups. Because of this, Giger has had to look to library archives regarding the martial arts, learning fragmented parts of Karate and Tae Kwon Do. Giger has since then developed a fascination with the martial arts but lacked the necessary tools to efficiently attain assured victories.
It wasn’t until one day where Giger and his family were in serious danger of being killed by a traveling mutant gang, the Road Hogs. Fighting with his heart and all his strength, Giger manages to briefly hold off the gang but eventually is defeated. However he manages to catch the attention of ninjutsu master, Leonardo, who at the time was trailing after the gang for their murderous crimes and thieving ways. Shortly after defeating the gang, Leonardo acknowledges Giger’s potential and offers to pass on his skills to help him and his siblings find their strength.
Over three years in training, Giger has acquired the necessary skills and has found his strength to protect himself and his family.
Now a new generation of Ninja Turtles fight to protect their home and those close to them.
-=Mutations and Adaptations=-
Enhanced Speed - As a result of his mutation and his training in the art of Ninjutsu, Giger has developed low superhuman speed. His honed reflexes enable him to dodge bullets and deflect lasers with little difficulty.
Leathery Hide - As with all reptiles, Giger Van Gogh has a scale hide which offers him more resistance against physical attacks. Despite this light defense, it can be prone to bruising and lacerations.
Protective Shell - A natural adaptation carried over to his mutation. The shell serves as Giger’s natural form of defense. It is strong enough to withstand small caliber firing and extreme blunt force trauma. Giger Van Gogh can retract his head, arms and legs into his shell for full protection.
Semi-Aquatic - Giger is a member of Trachemys Scripta Elegans, the Red Ear Slider species of pond slider. Giger is comfortable in both land and in water. He is a natural swimmer and can stay under water for a prolonged amount of time. At maximum, Giger can remain underwater for thirty minutes before resurfacing for air.
-=Skills and Abilities=-
Kenjutsu - Japanese swordsmanship. Giger has been trained in the ways of Kenjutsu by Leonardo and is skilled with the ninjaken.
Shurikenjutsu - The Art of Shuriken Throwing. As part of his ninjutsu training, Giger has been trained in this skill. This skill is not limited to just throwing shurikens, but other small objects such as throwing needles, knives and caltrops. Shurikens aren't necessarily for killing, meant more for distraction but if thrown right, can be lethal.
Shinobi-Iri - Stealth and Infiltration. As part of his training, Giger has been taught how to be stealthy and quiet. He has been taught how to move as to make as minimal noise next to no noise as possible. He also has been taught to hide and remain patient until needed to do so. Giger is also capable of utilizing the Shadow Step technique and using the environment to remain hidden.
Qi Manipulation - Through intense meditation from the lessons with Leonardo, Giger has learned to attune himself to his own internal energy. Through concentration, Giger can harness his Qi to augment his physical and mental capabilities to further levels. Giger can suppress his Qi to be invisible to those with extra-sensory abilities, imbue his weapons with this energy for more damaging strikes, or heal himself through meditation. He is currently working to further develop and refine this ability.
Qi Sense - As a result of intensive training in developing his Qi harnessing skills and abilities, Giger has developed a sixth sense which allows him to feel the presence of others, acting as a minor Danger Sense. He can feel the presence of others and whatever anomalies nearby in the form of rushes or pings. He has yet to refine this ability.
Ghost Strike - By intensely attuning his own natural Qi flow to his hands, feet or even mundane weapons, Giger is able to utilize an ability that allows him to harm spiritual entities or adversaries with magically induced intangibility. When utilizing this ability, even a weapon as humble as a bokken can be extremely formidable to those who believe themselves untouchable. This is because it is considered a spiritual based attack, and therefore spiritual and magical beings are susceptible to it.