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"Not criminals? That's rich, coming from you. You know damn well that if we weren't so damn powerful petty criminals is all the both of us would be!"

This article, Love Aikawa, is based on the canon equivalent of the same name. It will not be used in general role-playing without agreement between both parties.

Love Aikawa
Love
Name Love Aikawa
Kanji 愛川 羅武
Romaji Aikawa Rabu
Characteristics
Race Vizard
Birthday October 10[1]
Age {{{age}}}
Gender Male
Height 189 cm (6'2½")[1]
Weight 86 kg (189 lbs.)[1]
Eyes Brown
Hair Black
Blood Type {{{blood type}}}
Professional Status
Affiliation Vizard
Previous Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Occupation {{{occupation}}}
Previous Occupation Captain of the 7th Division
Team {{{team}}}
Previous Team 7th Division
Partner Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi
Previous Partner Jinemon Kotsubaki
Base of Operations Vizard Warehouse, Nakayo
Personal Status
Marital Status Single
Relatives {{{relatives}}}
Education {{{education}}}
Status Active
Zanpakutō
Shikai Tengumaru
Bankai Unknown

Love Aikawa (愛川 羅武 or ラヴ, Aikawa Ravu) is a Vizard and former Captain of the 7th Division.

Appearance

Love is the tallest of the Vizard and has a thick black spiked afro which adds further to his rather incredible height. Love sports a green jogging suit and wears mirrored sunglasses at all times. When he was a captain, 110 years ago, his hair was in a classic, rounded afro style with long sideburns. He wore a standard Shinigami uniform with a sleeveless captain's haori. He wore a pair of dark-lensed sunglasses.

Personality

Love is a laid back and easy going man, usually reading Shōnen Jump or some of Lisa's erotic manga in his spare time. Love's attitude switches from serious to carefree within a moments notice. Though he is a man who believes in respect and maintaining the peace and is quick to uphold those standards when no one else will.[1] He also appears to have little love for posturing, as indicated when he slaps the back of Rōjūrō's head, for talking about former enemies, banding together in times of war, in order to fight a common foe, just before they're about to fight Starrk. Then showing his more carefree side by making a manga reference in response to Starrk questioning what happened to his mask.

Despite his laid back attitude, Love is a rather brutal and merciless fighter, not letting his opponents make a move against him and using his Shikai's special ability mixed with his mask right at the start of his battle with Coyote Starrk.

Background

Main article: w:c:bleach:Love#History

Original Bleach Story

Love first appears when Ichigo Kurosaki arrives at the Vizard's warehouse, planning to "use" them to help him control his inner Hollow. Love is laying back relaxing while listening to music as Ichigo and Hiyori fight. He is alerted when Ichigo's inner hollow takes over and attack's Hiyori. He witnesses Ichigo's inner Hollow nearly choking Hiyori to death, he, as well as the other Vizards, quickly restrain Ichigo before he can kill her. While Ichigo is training on his own, the other Vizard are sitting around. Rose asks Love if he has heard the new 'Prince of Darkness' CD that has just come out? To which he asks Rose if he has read this weeks new Shonen Jump? Love laughs at how great it is. He later talks with Mashiro about the antagonism forming between Ichigo and Hiyori, noting that he figured Ichigo would have been tired of her a lot sooner. Love later carries an unconscious Ichigo down into his underground training area. Love waits with the other Vizard while Ichigo's inner hollow emerges to take control over his body. When Mashiro asks whether they should take away his Zanpakutō. Love states that it would be pointless as doing so would needlessly increase the radius of destruction. Love is the third to battle the possessed body of Ichigo after Lisa and Kensei. He takes a a cut on his left shoulder and falls back, when the dust clears Love notes that Ichigo's appearance is that of a complete hollow and that the fight is going to be rough. Love witnesses as the hollow Ichigo prepares to fire a Cero, Lisa yells to Love that its a Cero to which he yells back that he is aware of it. He then prepares to don his Hollow Mask, Mashiro asks if he is going to Hollowify, to which Rose states that of course he will as not even Love can defend against that Reiatsu without Hollowfying. But Love as well as the other Vizard realize that Ichigo's hollow form becomes more unstable. Hiyori yells at Hachi to open the barrier and get Love out. When Hachi becomes alerted when he detects someone has slipped inside his barrier, the other Vizard are surprised at the possibility and Love questions whether it is a Shinigami. Hachi explains that the "Hachigyō Sōgai" he erected was something of his own design that he came up with after becoming a Vizard, and that there is no way it can be undone by Shinigami Kidō.[24] Orihime Inoue shows up and is revealed to Hachi and the other Vizard to be the culprit, they are shown to be quite shocked to see that a simple human could perform such a feat. Shortly after Orihime Inoue leaves after having a conversation with Ichigo, Love makes a statement to Hachi, noting that his barriers are perfect and that there is no doubt about that. But he then poses a question to Hachi "How did that Orihime girl find our hideout and once more, how did she even get inside?". Hachi states he is not sure but from the impression he got from examining her reiatsu up close it felt that she has barrier abilities similar to his own. He deduces that's how she came about being able to find the warehouse and slipping inside but he finds that her being a human with those abilities is a little hard to believe. Love is later seen leaving the warehouse with the other Vizard to fight in the upcoming conflict.

He is then seen with the rest of the Vizard arriving at the fake Karakura Town, intercepting Aizen, Gin, and Tōsen's release from Yamamoto's fire prison. When Shinji asks his fellow Vizard if they have anyone in the Gotei 13 whom they want to speak to, Love states that he doesn't care. When Shinji returns from speaking to Captain-Commander Yamamoto, Love asks him if he is done talking. Shinji responds that he hasn't but there was no point in wasting time on the Captain-Commander, as the enemy is growing impatient. Then the huge hollow creature spews forth a large horde of Gillian-class Menos from its mouth, Love is among the Vizard when they put on their masks to prepare for battle. Love stands ready for battle as the other Vizard draw their Zanpakutō and attack the Gillian. Love shows his great strength when he puts his bare hands right through the mask of one of the Gillian and rips the hollow in two. When Rose starts to go on about the spiritual bond between those coming together to fight against a common enemy is not a bad habit but one based on instinct possessed by all living creatures. But before he can finish his speech Love smacks him in the back of the head, when he asks why Love did that. Love responds that the discussion is over and that Rose should quit posturing and concentrate on what is going on. They both stand and look at Coyote Starrk, with Love commenting on how he looks strong. Starrk then asks if they are sure that they want to take off their masks. To which Love smirks and says that they are Superheroes, so they only last 3 minutes. Apparently, shortly after Baraggan Luisenbarn's death, the battle between Love, Rose and Starrk became more devastating causing Rose to crash into a building below. Love lands on the rubble of the building and tells Rose to get out up out of the rubble, stating that Hachi beat Baraggan. Rose pops a hand out prompting Love to pull him out by his hair, complaining at what a pain Rose is and how he must do everything. Rose states that getting out of the rubble is an art, to which Love responds how about not getting under the rubble in the first place. Rose then comments oh how Hachi beat Baraggan even though Baraggan seemed strong. Love agrees stating how he wished he was able to finish Starrk off first. Rose asks why and Love responds that after someone dies it becomes a battle for revenge. Rose responds that it doesn't look like Starrk is the type, Love then explains the reasoning behind battle for revenge and the consequences of battle as it happens. Love then moves to attack Starrk releasing his Shikai. Starrk fires a volley of ceros from his gun, but Love's Shikai blocks and dissipates them, prompting Love to say that it wont work. He then proceeds to try to crush Starrk, but Starrk moves only to be knocked out of the air by Loves attack, causing him to crash into the building below. Love tells himself that it seems as though Starrk's responses have dulled so he must be shaken by Baraggan's death. While Starrk is laying around Rose asks Love if he got him, but Love contends that he really didn't and Starrk is just not moving. He figures that Starrk may be plotting something and that they should take a look. Rose states they should wait until the smoke clears and goes further stating that he can't believe he lost the chance at a second strike because of his own attack. Love tells him to shut up as he hasn't lost yet. Love then goes one on one with Starrk asking the Espada what took him so long, was he grieving? Starrk responds that it was something like that and they further their distance from one another. Love says he's surprised as he thought Hollows had no hearts to which Starrk states that he's one to talk with that mask he has he looks like a hollow himself. Love then dons his mask, he then uses his Shikai special ability only for Starrk to escape the attack. Love is confused as to where the Espada got to and Rose points out that he's up above him. Love looks up to see Starrk with a large pack of wolves. Following Starrk ordering his wolf pack to attack, Love trying to beat them away with his club while also using his mask. Upon seeing Rose's whip go through the wolves he comments that the wolves are like flames. When one of the wolves explode near him, he deduces that the wolves are in fact Cero-based and tells Rose not to let them explode in close combat. However, just as he says this a wolf appears behind him and explodes. As he and Rose are trying to recover their breath Starrk informs him that the wolves are fragments of his and Lilynette's soul and that just Cero could not have severely injured people as strong as them. Love then rejects Starrk's offer of retreat. He is next seen staring in shock as Starrk is attacked from behind. He is last seen looked stunned as Kyōraku rises form the shadows to reveal that it was he who had attacked Starrk. After the battles ends with Starrk's death, he is approached by Love and Rose and the former sarcastically thanks him and states that Kyōraku has not changed and still interferes in other people's battles and accuses him of having no style. Kyōraku tells Love that only underlings get caught up in matters of style and lose the battles and that captains do not have such indulgences. Love is last seen reacting to the Aizen's taunts but was told by Shinji not to be provoked.

Synopsis

New Enemy, Sadow Yatsumaru arc

Note: Events in this arc are considered filler and are not part of the canon of this story, and therefore do not contest anything canon in this story.

Love first appeared while being briefed by Ryan on the arrancar army of Sadow. Shinji senses Sadow's forces arrive and the Vizard leave to protect the city.

The arrancar introduce themselves as the Exequias and attack the Vizard. Love charges in and attacks one of the arrancar, easily swinging him around with his immense strength. The fight is interrupted, however, when Shinji appears and releases his zanpakuto.

Powers & Abilities

Master Swordsmanship Specialist: As a former captain, Love is no doubt quite skilled in swordsmanship. He faces off against a Hollowfied Kensei one on one, without releasing. He even managed to block an spiritually charged attack from Kensei with his unreleased blade.

Flash Steps Expert: His Shunpo is fast enough to keep up with the other captains when they were rushing to the scene of the conflict, albeit he seems slower than Shinji.

Enhanced Durability: When Love was brutally attacked by a Hollowfied Kensei, with a spiritually charged attack at point blank range, Love sustained only minor injuries and kept on fighting with no signs of faltering.

Immense Spiritual Power: As a former captain, he possessed a great-level of spiritual power. Being a Vizard Love possesses a dual type spiritual energy, part Shinigami and part Hollow. His spiritual energy is light blue.

Highly-Perceptive Combatant: During his fight with Coyote Starrk the 1st Espada, Love has shown to be very intuitive and can predict the actions an opponent may make and how to counter them.

Zanpakuto

Tengumaruskikai

Tengumaru released into Shikai.

Tengumaru (天狗丸, Long-Nosed Goblin): In its sealed form, Tengumaru is an average katana with a white hilt-wrapping and heart-shaped tsuba (befitting his name). After becoming a Vizard, he carries it by a tōju over his shoulder.

Hifuki no Kodzuchi

Hifuki no Kodzuchi

  • Shikai: His release command is "Crush Down" (打ち砕け, uchikudake). Tengumaru transforms into a large kanabō, roughly twice the height of Love himself. It is also very sturdy, as shown when it blocks, and even appears to dispel, Starrk's Cero.
Shikai Special Ability: Tengumaru possesses the ability to manipulate fire.
  • Hifuki no Kodzuchi (火吹の小槌, Fire-Blowing Gavel): Love swings Tengumaru downwards and fire blows out from the tip of Tengumaru. The resulting blast is strong enough to cave in buildings near the center of the impact. However, it is currently unknown what effect this technique has when it strikes the opponent, since Starrk evaded the attack.

Hollowfication

Love in mask

Love's mask.

Hollow Mask: His hollow mask takes the form of a traditional Japanese Oni mask.

  • Power Augmentation: While wearing the mask, Love's Hollow powers supplement his Shinigami powers, giving him a vast increase in both strength and durability.
    • Enhanced Strength: Love has displayed that usage of his mask grants him brutal physical strength; an example of this is when he ripped a Gillian-class Hollow in half, straight down the middle, using only his bare hands.
    • Enhanced Durability: Love naturally possesses considerable durability, but it appears he must still Hollowfy to effectively counter an attack like a Cero. According to Love, his and Rose's mask time limit is 3 minutes, which he jokingly says is because they are 'superheroes'.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach Official Character Book MASKED

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