Jun
Jun Takeda
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Portrayed By: Hiro Mizushima
Status: Spring Chicken
Age: 26
Calling: Healing Man
Pantheon: Amatsukami
Divine Parent: Izanagi
Significant Other(s): Nope

Background

Jun grew up fatherless and felt an obligation to provide support for both himself and his mother as he grew. As such, he studied hard and earned scholarships into a good medical school where he studied surgery. After graduating, he got a job in a prestigious hospital in New York and he was renowned as a wonderful surgeon, and had achieved his goal of keeping his mother afloat via medical success. One day his mother decided to visit Jun in his new home. He picked her up at the airport, but on the drive home was hit by a car that ran a light. He blacked out and then woke up in, coincidentally, the hospital he worked at. Jun was fine, and had only suffered minor injuries. His mother was not so lucky. Her airbag malfunctioned, and died in the accident. He asked to see her, but was warned that her body had been mutilated in the crash. Jun almost went to see her regardless, but a male nurse there warned him, "You know, she probably wouldn't want you to remember her the way she looks now. I wouldn't look if it were my mother or any other person I loved." He was just a stranger, but Jun felt that there was reason behind his words. He never saw how his mother looked. Eventually his mother's funeral came along. It was a closed casket, and Jun saw the same man that had told him to not look at his mother mourning there. After the funeral, the man approached Jun and told him, "You made the right choice, son. A better choice than mine." This man revealed himself to be Izanagi-no-Okami, as well as Jun's father.

Jun's first instinct after hearing this man saying that he was a god and his father was to punch him. Izanagi smiled, then replied to the strike, "Well I can see why you wouldn't believe me." In the next instant Jun and Izanagi were standing atop the summit of a mountain. "This is Mt. Fuji, by the way." Jun was too startled to reply. "Now take this," Izanagi finished as he placed a faintly glowing bead in Jun's hand, and then pushed him off the ledge they were standing on. The bead glowed slightly more brightly and Jun felt his descent slow. As his feet lightly touched the ground he was still silent, and realized that he would need to book a flight back to Manhattan.

Jun explained his bizarre absence to his hospital's Chief of Medicine as time spent grieving over his mother's death. As such, he was able to get back to work without too much trouble. An oddity that Jun encountered when returning to his hospital was that he felt that everyone else seemed to have gotten slower. He observed a doctor that was having difficulty diagnosing his patient, but only after looking at the patient Jun was able to determine what was wrong. His coworker was perplexed and asked him how he had come to his conclusion, and it was only then that Jun realized that he never even thought about that. It just seemed obvious to him. He excused himself without answering and went to consider things in private.

Jun didn't want to believe what had happened to him. Yes, he remembered everything that happened with perfect clarity. Yes, he remembered being at Mt. Fuji and flying all the way back to New York. But the events before it, with Izanagi and the bead, could they not have been imagined? Had he gone into a sort of fugue and wandered to Japan in his grief-ridden fate? He felt around his pocket and found the bead. He recognized the shape as a Magatama, a magical item in Japanese mythology. Likely he had bought it in a souvenir shop.

Word had spread of Jun's miracle diagnosis, and soon after many others were asking for his assistance. He diagnosed each patient with the same ease as before, and people did not stop being startled. At least, not until Jun actually could not determine a patient's illness. He was a young boy. His symptoms included anemia, a deficient immune system, and high fevers. All sorts of tests had been run, but all came up negative. Even Jun could not figure out what was wrong. It seemed as though he had no sickness at all. The boy began to cry, and asked why he was ill, why it had to be him. Jun attempted to comfort him, and told him that sometimes the world works in ways that don't make sense to anybody, and the only thing to do is carry on. His parents had told him the same thing before to no avail, but it calmed down the boy when Jun said it. While this happened, Jun's attention was caught by a seemingly normal fly that had been buzzing about. A voice told Jun, "You may want to check that out." He didn't bother looking to see who had said it.

As Jun followed the fly outside and into an alley, he saw it change shape into an old woman with worts about her face. Jun, not even taking care to check if it really was just an old woman, immediately approached her, asking, "What are you?" She paused for a moment and then looked at him vacantly, "Ah, a scion… Not me of course… I am a shtriga." "Did you cause that boy's symptoms?" Jun interrogated without bothering to ask what a shtriga was. He did not quite care about that at the moment. In response, the woman simply laughed. Jun pressed her against a wall and threatened her with a scalpel he didn't remember picking up. "Fix it," he demanded. She laughed once more, and feeling secure in her power replied, "Well you'll have to get me to spit in his mouth. That's the only way I'm afraid." She shoved him off with an inhuman strength, and Jun fell on his rump. Suddenly, Jun saw the scalpel growing in his hand. It became the length of a full spear, a naginata. The situation forced him to ignore this for the moment, and he charged at the shtriga with his own great strength. The two struggled, until eventually Jun found himself on top of the monster, the blade of his naginata at her throat. "Ah, but how will you get my spit if you kill me?" She taunted. Jun answered by killing her and harvesting the saliva from her mouth.

Personality

Jun embodies the prototypical Japanese "Ganbare!" attitude. The idea behind this is always trying your best, despite what adversity may come. This personality is precisely what brought Jun from the brink of destitution to a successful surgeon in the Big Apple. In addition, he has a very compassionate heart, and in having a motivating presence, has been described as an elder brother figure by several. Jun usually solves serious problems analytically, and approaches new people in the hopes that he can make a new friend. He's willing to put himself in harm's way if it is for the greater good, but that doesn't mean he would go jumping into danger before thinking.

Relationships

Fellow doctors? Other than that, no one as of now.

Events Thus Far

Nothin'

Character Sheet

Attributes
Strength 2 Charisma 3 Perception 3
Dexterity 3 Manipulation 3 Intelligence 4
Stamina 2 Appearance 3 Wits 4
Abilities
Academics 3 Athletics 2 Awareness 2
Brawl 1 Command 1 Empathy 3
Fortitude 2 Integrity 3 Investigation 1
Medicine 3 Melee 3 Occult 2
Politics 1 Presence 2 Survival 1
Relics
Kusuri no Magatama 3 Shio-Jiru no Ken 2
Boons
Assess Health * Blessing of Health ** Hippocratic Oath *
Sky's Grace * The Wakeful Spirit *
Knacks
Fast Learner Holy Rampage Inspirational Figure
Meditative Focus Never Say Die Preach On
Uplifting Might
Epic Attributes
Strength 2 Charisma 2 Perception 0
Dexterity 0 Manipulation 0 Intelligence 1
Stamina 0 Appearance 0 Wits 1
Virtues
Duty 3 Endurance 1 Intellect 2
Valor 3
Pools
Legend 3 Legend Points 9
Wounds 0 0 0 Willpower 6
Health -0 -1 -1 -2 -2 -4 I D
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