|"<You still haven't transcended your humanity?! …You're a disgrace! Begone!>"|
A master fighter, a killer, and a man that gave up every last bit of humanity he had. And for what? Power unrivaled. Gouki has come to a point where he can no longer be called a human, more he can be called a manifestation of evil intent, thanks to the power of the Satsui no Hado. At a young age, Gouki learned alongside of his brother, the only two students to take the teachings of an unknown 'killer fist' style. While his brother was too cautious to accept the art's deadly moves, Gouki continued to train, and eventually left on his own to master the Satsui no Hado. While he bested his teacher in combat, he also killed him in punishment for not embracing the style to it's fullest extent. It is rumored he also killed his brother for the same reason… but with nothing left, Gouki can now only wander in search of a fighter that may be able to kill him in combat. He trains daily, expanding and submitting more into the Satsui no Hado, but still manages to restrain himself from turning into a uncontrollable killer. Though he may be 'evil' in a sense, he has a strong sense of honor, only going into one-on-one matches, and accepting challengers that are weaker than him… even going easy on them. After all, countless loss after loss will only provoke the loser to train harder… and maybe, one day, embrace the Satsui no Hado themselves.
Satsui no Hado: The 'Surge of Murderous Intent', the Satsui no Hado is a type of dark chaos-like energy that dwells in the spirits of strong fighters able to harness it's power. If embraced, the Satsui no Hado graces it's user with an extreme demonic energy. Eyes turn black, pupils go blood red, a dark aura of flames grow around their form, and their compassion for all living things vanish. Friends, loved ones, and even family are nothing but targets. Gouki has learned to tap into the power of the Satsui no Hado for his fights, calling upon it during peak moments of fighting.
Satsujin/Ansatsu Ken: The style of Murderous/Assassionation Fist is a style of combat with the intent of flat out killing the opponent. While some martial artists have found ways for this technique to be non-lethal, Gouki ignores the 'modified' versions of the style and stays true to it's original ways. The style is heavy in terms of 'rush down', constantly attacking the opponent what whatever angle one can get, without much regards for their own safety. Because the true style of this art is on full out attacking, Gouki has to rely on making his opponent panic to block his onslaught of attacks, trying not to let any attacks get out at him in the process.
Moral Code: Even tough Gouki has embraced the Satsui no Hado, he still retains his sense of moral code. He usually does not attack someone out of the blue for no reason, and instead, makes sure his presence is known. Even to those weaker than him that challenge him, he tends to actually go easy on them, and rather than kill them outright, beat them until they're knocked out. He may go on to insult them for their insolence, that is the worst he will let the Satsui no Hado do to him against 'inexperienced' people. It could be much worse. Besides, if the person begins to hate him they too could embrace the Satsui no Hado and give Gouki just what he wants.
Shun Goku Satsu: The ultimate attack of Gouki's dark style, the Shun Goku Satsu. Literally meaning 'Instant Hell Murder', the Shun Goku Satsu is an attack that is very hard to comprehend, but in the eyes of an elite, it can be easily solved. The area grows pitch black with the power of the Satsui no Hado, and a serious of flashes can be seen as the opponent is beaten relentlessly in the darkness. The attack itself doesn't leave any physical wounds due to the fact that it targets the being's spirit, shredding and ripping it's very existence apart before cutting off the attack abruptly, shoving the torn spiritual energy back into the opponent to inflict intense pain, and possibly even death.
Prayer Beads: Though Gouki may be a strong and somewhat dark individual, he wears around his neck a set of large dark prayer beads. A trophy from battling his former master, the Prayer Beads themselves seem to give off a soft energy of balance and peace. It could be that the beads themselves are helping Gouki keep a grip on his moral code as a warrior. It could also be noted that he has never been seen without them on before.
Iron Will: While Gouki may be corrupt and dark, he actually has a very high amount of willpower within him. Tricks such as telepathy and mind control have hardly any affect on his being, as the dark aura of the Satsui no Hado seems to disallow any kind of conflict with his murderous intent. His strong will also allows him to keep fighting at his strongest power, despite say, fighting with a broken arm, or losing his vision.
Shin Gouki: In dire cases of life and death, or in the face of a worthy foe, Gouki will fully channel his power of the Satsui no Hado, taking on the full evil intent. While partial tapping was dangerous enough, taking the full on power of the Satsui no Hado, Gouki will gain a lust for a fight to the death, eyes and hair taking a white shade of color, and his formal stance on a moral code is thrown out. Anyone that gets in the way will be attacked with the full intent of murder, and he will not stop fighting until knockout or death. (AURA FLARE -> 35)
Cold and Heartless: Gouki is easy to dislike, due to his lack of compassion for any living being around him. While one may be tired and cold, and kindly asking him for help while he's training, he will simply 'dispose' of his interruption, knocking them out and returning to his training. Eventually, his moral code will catch up to him, and he will actually help the person, dropping them off at the nearest town before heading off again.
Satsui no Hado: As it is a power, it is also a flaw: The Satsui no Hado is the strong reason Gouki is an uncaring individual, and sometimes, it will overpower his grip on his moral code in order to achieve his own goals. As it's stated, he does not /usually/ attack someone out of the blue, but if he feels the need to face someone /that very instant/, he will jump in and dispose of the opponent, before facing who he has sought out.
Obsessive: When Gouki locks his eyes on someone he sees having potential to embrace the Satsui no Hado, he makes it his personal goal to try and influence the individual to give up their humanity and take it on. This gives Gouki stronger opponents to face, with skills similar to his own… and a potential for a fight to the death.
Weakness?: Children - The only thing that can stop Gouki in his rage, no matter what form he's in. Though the conditions are rare, a young child in poor condition can case Gouki's anger. He will also almost never assault a child at such a young age, unless this child suddenly displays an intent on fighting, with some actual potential behind it. He is not one to bat eyes at strange gods that take the form of small children, but actual helpless ones can stop him from attacking. He's even known to helping children in need, possibly putting his life in danger to save an innocent child.
Eiji - Outcome: WIN - Fought outside of a small village. Gouki was challenged by Eiji to a fight. After being asked to stop holding back, Gouki knocked out Eiji with the Shun Goku Satsu.
Kutsuuko Shiratori - Outcome: DRAW - Outside interference in Kutsuuko's world brought the fight to an abrupt halt. The two were on even grounds during the entire match.