"Quincy have long made do with cunning and ingenuity as our only advantage. This battle shall be no different."
|Blood Type||AB Negative|
|Occupation||Historian of the Quincy|
|Epithet||"L" — "The Lore"|
|Base of Operations||Silbern, Seireitei|
|Spirit Weapon||Reishi Throwing Axes|
|Signature Skill||Power Retention|
|Roleplay||Balance of Souls: Restitution|
Vitor Zeferino (ゼペリノ・ビトー, Zeperino Bitō) is an Echt Quincy and member of the Wandenreich, serving as a keeper of knowledge and history for the Quincy. He holds a place amongst the Sternritter with the designation "L" — "The Lore".
A rather diminutive man with a stocky physical build and a presence that lurches forward, presenting the image of a tired and weakened old man. He has exceedingly long, ragged hair, that is setup into numerous dreadlocks and tied near the bottom to pull it all into a long tail behind himself, his hair reaches all the way down his back, stopping just short of the ground. His face is absolutely covered in wrinkles, a trio of dark spots resting on his left cheek as well. His brows press out slightly, with rather bushy eyebrows atop them. His eyes take on a square-ish look and his eyelids typically droop down somewhat making it appear as if Vitor is going to fall asleep at any moment. He has a down facing nose, with a curved bridge and thin nostrils. His lips are somewhat craggy-looking, caused by an old habit of biting his lips whilst nervous. He wears a variation of the standard Wandenreich uniform, consisting of a short uniform jacket, with a pair of breast pockets, a single line of buttons running down the center. The jacket has a single shoulder strap on the left side, with a buckle resting on the right that clasps down on the Sternritter cloak he wears over the jacket like a blanket. A black belt wraps around his waist with a golden buckle on the front, the center of which carries the Wandenreich symbol emblazoned on it. He wears the typical white trousers of other Wandenreich Quincy, but foregoes the trench boots in favour of a pair of black plastic sandals and grey socks to cover his feet.
Vitor is a very lively individual despite his advanced age, or perhaps even because of it, seemingly always cheery, he speaks in casual tones and acts in a calm and relaxed manner. He finds great humour in his age, that he is older than most Humans will ever be, but is still a child in comparison to most Souls, and is even dwarfed in years by fellow Quincy such as Roshan Bamshad and Emperor Yhwach himself, though they look far younger than himself. He claims that he is as relaxed as he is because he has already achieved everything that he set out to do in his life and is comfortable with allowing whatever else may come, he finds meaning in what remains of his time as a Human by acting as a "support structure to the generations after [his]", as he puts it. Though it has extended to beings that came before him as well, as he often acts as counsel for Roshan. Though aware of how the cycle of reincarnation works, Vitor remains uneager to court death in order to speed up the process as he believes he can still be useful as he is, at the same time an underlying fear niggles at him that he may end up in Hell for his actions as a warrior of the Wandenreich.
Vitor was born in the year 1910, in the city of Grajaú, within Brazil. His family were amongst a group of Quincy that resided within a Roman Catholic monastery in the city, using the faith to take away from the secrecy of their real teachings. Vitor spent much of his youth learning Capoeira alongside learning of his heritage as a Quincy, a retainer of seemingly dying knowledge and skills. His growth was slow at first, only becoming capable of forming the basic Quincy bow, Kojaku (弧雀, Arc Sparrow) when he was 15 years of age. He found his niche not long after that, and sped along from then on, he developed his own Spirit Weapon in the form several Reishi Hurlbats, he would soon learn to integrate them with his developing Capoeira skills, combining them through the use of the rare Ransōtengai (乱装天傀; lit. "Heavenly Wild Puppet Suit") technique. He remained outside of political conflicts in his homeland due to prevention by his fellow Quincy, though he made fringe efforts from the shadows, a popular rumour of a young man wielding axes of blue fire cropping up around the Maranhão region for a time.
He had lived a long full life by the time Yhwach awoke from his near 1000 year-long slumber, but word reached him and he attempted to join the ranks of the Wandenreich, eventually finding a way of doing so through a small group of Quincy that had been sent to recruit others of pure blood that had not hid with them in the shadows of the Seireitei. His advanced age had others looking down on him, especially from those Quincy that had maintained their youth through the spiritual bodies required of them in Soul Society, and eventually a call went out to have the elderly Quincy disposed of. Vitor greeted death, but requested that if any were to slay him it would have to be the Father of the Quincy himself. He proceeded to annihilate his attackers without moving even a single step from where he stood. Impressed, Yhwach called off the previous order and allowed the man into the ranks of the Wandenreich. Over time he became popular among his fellow Soldat as the Reglos Krieger (平淡兵士 (レグロス・クリーガー), Regurosu Kurīgā; German for "Motionless Warrior"; Japanese for "Still Soldier") for his ability to conduct battle whilst seemingly never moving a muscle.
Quincy Cross: The source of a Quincy's power, an object that grows alongside them as they become more powerful. Vitor's takes the form of a solar cross, a four pointed cross with a ring circling its entire circumference. He carries it as if it were a badge, keeping it on his person but not worn as an accessory as is common among other Quincy.
Powers & Abilities
Capoeira Expert: Vitor has studied the martial art of Capoeira from a very early age, and, having integrated it into how he once fought as a Quincy, relied on a very deep level of study and understanding of the style. The ginga alone could not protect him from the attacks of a Hollow, and especially not from a Shinigami, as such he learned how to utilize Hirenkyaku alongside the stance in order to further speed up his reflexes and movement speed, this was done by generating small instances of the Quincy movement technique beneath his feet and underneath his arms to "push" himself in either direction as needed. He preferred to fight using his feet, and as such the aú and bananeira techniques were his primary focus. In the former he would typically form his Spirit Weapon in conjunction with a cartwheel, stopping only for a moment to then propel his weapons out in an attack aided by Ransōtengai, in keeping with the feint and deceptive nature of the martial art, he would at times forego the use of his Quincy tools for a more direct offensive to prevent one becoming keyed in on his movements too quickly. The same applied in the latter, though his movements were more for defense with bananeira. The creeping in of age and a weak back have left capoeira difficult to perform for the elderly Quincy, his skill having dulled somewhat as a result though he remains knowledgable of the subject and is willing to teach others should they request it of him.
Spiritual Awareness: A rare skill among Humans that manifests over a long period of exposure to a source of spiritual energy above a certain level of power. Quincy, however, have innate access to this skill as befitting their role as spiritual mediums. Vitor is able to use people "connected" to him through his Epithet as "pings", increasing the radius of his spiritual awareness through those other beings, essentially allowing him to cover massive areas such as the Rukongai districts.
Great Spiritual Power: Like all Quincy, Vitor's primary source of power is external, gathering Reishi from the environment around him to use his techniques and abilities. However, he also boasts a great deal of spiritual power, capable of standing on the same level as the Captains of the Gotei 13, lending him a great deal of energy in battle. When exerted his Reiatsu appears as a lime-green colour.
Reishi Absorption & Manipulation: All spiritually powerful beings utilize Reiryoku when fighting, but they are also paired with secondary aspects in order to create entirely divergent fighting styles and unique abilities. In the case of the Shinigami, they utilize the spiritual energy generated from their soul alongside a Zanpakutō to combat their enemies; essentially a power from within themselves. In direct contrast the Quincy draw in Reishi from the environment around them in order to form weapons and empower various techniques; a power garnered from the outside. They absorb this energy into their bodies and shape it according to their whims to devastating effect. This not only makes them a threat to Hollows and Shinigami on a general level, but when in places such as Hueco Mundo and Soul Society it essentially makes them living Gods, as these realms are composed entirely of Reishi and thus subject to the Quincy ability to absorb and transform it. When coupled with such a power as the Quincy: Vollständig they can even absorb the bodies of spiritual beings to take on their characteristics.
The Lore (保持 (ザ・ロア), Hoji (Za Roa); Japanese for "Retainment"): Vitor's is imbued with the power to retain the powers and knowledge of other beings, by encapsulating their soul and containing it within his own. Doing so allows him to use those powers and memories as if they had always belonged to him. He can only perform this feat on one person at a time, and must discard a captured soul before he can attempt to claim a new one. Through it he was able to capture the soul of a dying Yhwach, granting him the ability to split his soul and distribute it to others, effectively preventing the destruction of the Epithet Powers that Yhwach bestowed upon the Quincy. As long as he retains Yhwach's soul, the Quincy Emperor cannot truly die and his soul cannot return to the cycle of reincarnation to be reborn once again, trapping it in a limbo within Vitor's body. In addition to being able to split his soul as Yhwach did, Vitor has access to the shards that the man created upon bestowing powers to Sternritter, both previous and current, allowing him to bestow old Epithets onto others as well as grant new ones.
Schatten (自己韜晦 (シャドー), Shaten; German for "Shadow"; Japanese for "Concealing One's Position"): A power supposedly restricted "to the chosen ones", it allows the Quincy to form a portal from their very own shadows, raising their hand to cast it over a surface which then extends far above and forming into a Quincy cross. The portal is capable of transporting entire groups of people.
Tenjō Entaka (天井円鷹, Gyrfalcon of the Ceiling): By gathering Reishi and Reiryoku together, Vitor is capable of summoning his very own Spirit Weapon which takes the form of eight hurlbats. They are throwing axes, composed of a single pole and a double sided axe head, with every single auxiliary sharpened to a point so as to increase the chances of damage. The axes are formed around Vitor and are capable of levitating through no action of their creator, though they cannot be coaxed into moving this way, instead he utilizes the invisible threads of Ransōtengai in order to wield them without ever physically grasping them.
- The characters that make up Vitor's forename provide touches on his nature, Bi (毘) can be taken to mean "help" or "assist" while Tō (研) can be taken as "hone" or "refine".
- The colour associated with Vitor is Halayà úbe a shade of purple which, in Japanese colour culture, represents wisdom, decadence, and, insight among other things.
- Bleach: Equilibrium