|Height||188 cm (6'2")|
|Weight||50 kg (110 lb.)|
|Circle||Fifth Circle of Hell|
|Special Ability||Ink Manipulation|
|Story Debut||Black Sun: Dusk|
|Roleplay Debut||The Sound of Silence|
Makkuro is an odd, streamlined and genderless humanoid entity with immaculate, pitch-black skin with navy blue highlights and white featureless face. Nevertheless, it boasts a gaping maw that normally remains invisible when closed. Its limbs are elongate and supple, as much resembling tentacles as they do human appendages.
As an inhuman and utterly silent being, Makkuro displays little in terms of personality. What is known is that it is a competent and unwavering fighter that cooperates well with others during battle. More than that, there is a distinct "flow" to its behaviour as it swiftly transitions from one manoeuvre to another, apparently undisturbed by unfavourable turns of events and utterly ignorant of attempts at intimidation.
Powers and Abilities
Great Strength: Rather suprisingly considering its lithe, extremely thin body, Makkuro boasts a degree of physical strength above average for an entity of its class. In fact, it is capable of demolishing buildings with just casual strikes performed with its spindly limbs.
Great Durability: In addition, the Daemon is also quite resistant to damage. This allows it to withstand low-level Kidō and similar techniques on direct hit. Nevertheless, Makkuro prefers to rely on its agility to evade rather than weather damage.
Unnatural Endurance: For all intents and purposes, it is almost tireless. With such an amout of stamina at its disposal Makkuro can fight for hours without displaying any indication of fatigue. Whilst it is not truly inexhaustible, to attempt to simply wear it down is not a sound strategy.
Staggering Speed & Reflexes: With no discernible high-speed movement technique to its credit Makkuro remains a nimble combatant. The extent of its natural speed and agility allow it to easily keep up with Captain-class opponents. This includes the ability to evade point-blank or ranged attacks that would otherwise threaten its existence, such as certain Kidō spells or Zanpakutō techniques.
Expert Tactician: Wielding such an unusual power, Makkuro is a creative fighter who can exploit its properties in a variety of ways. In spite of its unassuming appearance that might suggest low, if not bestial intelligence, the Daemon is in fact a competent warrior who can readily cooperate with others to overcome the opposition.
Great Spiritual Power: As one of the stronger Daemons, Makkuro boasts a very large quantity of spiritual energy. The extent of its power is comparable to that of a Shinigami Captain. When exerted, its spiritual pressure manifests as a flickering, bubbly aura of midnight blue colour. Entities who happen to be within its field of influence perceive black blotches that somewhat obscure their vision.
Ink Manipulation: Makkuro has the ability to emit streams of ink from its maw and both palms. The black liquid can serve several purposes, like hindering and blinding the opponent. Extremely dense, it has the properties of a mid-level binding spell as it engulfs the target. Highly pressurised, it can also cut cleanly through solid rock. Moreover, the Yōkai may turn its body into a liquid state as well in order to avoid injury. As such, simple physical attacks that inflict damage through blunt trauma, laceration or dismemberment are mostly useless against the Daemon. Nevertheless, it is somewhat vulnerable to ice- and fire-type techniques at the same time.
Akuhyōgen (悪の表現, "Expression of Evil"): Similarly to other elite Yōkai, Makkuro boasts the ability to temporarily access its full, unrestrained power in a transformed state. There is no specific prerequisite for unlocking that power, merely an exertion of will. Subsequently, the entity bulks up considerably, to the point of increasing its body size more than twice and obtaining a muscular, if still elongate frame. The large white patch on its face splits into two blotches. Moreover, it gains a number of additional appendages that sprout from its back, long, extendable tendrils to lash the enemy with. In this state Makkuro's power and abilities are enhanced to their maximum. Nonetheless, the transformation depletes stamina and spiritual energy at an accelerated rate, so that it is best employed for a relatively short period of time lest the Yōkai burn out.
- Similarly to other Yōkai, Makkuro embodies a negative aspect of humanity. In its case, it is the evil done with the use of letters, insencere treaties and other documents.