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Zeppeli, Gyro

Discussion in 'Citizens' started by Gyro Zeppeli, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Gyro Zeppeli

    Gyro Zeppeli JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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    Julius Caesar Zeppeli AKA Gyro
    PIZZA MOZARELLA~ PIZZA MOZARELLA~ RELLA RELLA~

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    Played by JackFrost

    Fandom: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
    Age: 24
    Species: Human
    Gender: Male
    Canon Point: (Part 7: Steel Ball Run) Going to apprehend Valentine at the behest of Johnny in Philadelphia
    NPC Companions: Valkyrie
    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Outside of his rather difficult to scientifically and mathematically explain supernatural abilities, Gyro has a number of other skills. Firstly, he's a hardy combatant that has weathered many a battle throughout the course of his journey across the United States and has generally come out on top with his quick thinking, his persistence and teamwork with others to face impossible odds. As far as he is concerned, no odds are impossible.

    Also, he possesses a great deal of stamina, allowing him to push himself and his horse to ride on throughout long stretches of the less settled and developed parts of the US. Part of this is also due to his expertise in riding, most likely due to his aristocratic background making the sport something that would have not only been a likely pastime, but something he was forced to learn in his youth.

    Outside his fairly impressive physical capabilities, Gyro is a skilled surgeon with a great deal of impressive medical knowledge for a late 19th Century medical practitioner from before the recent innovations in medicine in the 20th and 21st centuries.

    Special AbilitiesGood luck, App Team.

    Gyro's signature ability is known as Spin. This is a technique passed down his family for many generations and simply put, involves the spinning of an object to generate a powerful force that can used for a multitude of purposes. This force is generated by how closely the actually spinning of the object is to the golden spiral created from a mathematical principle known as the golden rectangle. Basic skill with the Spin can be learned fairly quickly, an individual can learn how to spin a cork in their hand and fire it off in about a day, but more advanced skills take longer to learn. To create a more powerful spin is difficult as it takes a discerning eye to be able to find an object in nature that contains the golden rectangle in its structure in order to trace the golden spiral from it.

    To be able to use this effectively against another person, a detailed knowledge of the anatomy is very important, which is why the Zeppelis are trained surgeons and executioners. While this force can be applied to most objects that are at least somewhat round, like corks or bottles, it is most effective when used with a ball made of steel.

    As for what this force can be used for itself, it has a great many number of uses. Objects can be propelled with Spin with as much destructive force as bullets, allowing them to be used to injure or kill another person as well as destroy terrain such as rocks. It can also be applied to people and harden their body very briefly against bullets or explosions, but a sufficient few seconds is needed to create the Spin. This force can also be imbued in other objects so that they can be used to give other objects utilising Spin more power. The rotational force of the Spin is so strong that it can mold metal into bullets, remove the bark from a tree, hold objects into place, or even turn other objects into ropes.

    EquipmentGyro's main piece of equipment is a twin set of Steel Balls. These spherical metal objects are roughly the size of a baseball and are designed to be a shape that perfectly incorporates the properties needed to channel the power of Spin. With a powerful enough rotational force, these balls can be fired at any enemy with the force of a bullet and be lethal attacks rendering a foe unable to continue fighting. As well as this, the force is strong enough to smash through solid stone and other similarly strong materials. A Steel Ball's Spin properties also have other applications, allowing the altering of the physiology of organisms it comes into contact with. When spun in a special way, this allows the balls to be used to mend, slice and cut parts of the body and has served the Zeppeli family in their surgical practices.

    After a Steel Ball is thrown, it will return to its user like a boomerang.
    NPC's AbilitiesValkyrie is a 4 year old Australian stock-horse with great stamina and durability, but a strange quirk that causes it to sway violently to the left every 8 breaths. It has been a loyal, hardy steed that has served Gyro well throughout the Steel Ball Run race.

    WEAKNESSES

    Though Gyro may be able to endure a great deal of strife and carry on through a lot of pain, he is only human. Unlike many in the main character positions in this series, he does not possess extreme physical abilities like big ol' punch ghost Stands, or powers that can greatly enhance his body for longer periods of time. Though the Spin can strengthen him in times of peril, allowing him to weather even bullets, he has to prepare this in time and it will only last briefly.

    Also, though a fairly capable combatant, in straight up martial arts combat...well, if he can't Spin quick enough to avoid being thumped in the face, then he's not evading that unless he's quick enough to dodge in time as any other normal human being would be able to. Of course, he would usually avoid getting into that kind of situation.

    The Spin is also not infallible. Though the Perfect Spin has many bullshit properties that can nearly rip through any kind of defence, this is fairly difficult to reach and even normal, less perfect Spin as described above requires the user to be able to find a reference to be able to trace the golden ratio and achieve a rotation as close to that ratio as possible. If there is no way to replicate the golden ratio, no way to reference a golden rectangle, the Spin will not be achieved. Or if it is, it will not be achieved well.

    Any sufficiently strong supernatural protection, magical shields, Stands, or similar defences will be able to parry or block the Spin as well unless the PERFECT SPIN is achieved...which it probably won't be, unless it is carefully planned in advance. This means that a completely perfect Spin will not be achievable in the heat of a moment in the middle of combat. In general, if projectiles are being fired upon him, Gyro will also need some kind of cover to be able to effectively fight back.

    FREEFORM

    While being born into the Neapolitan nobility may provide certain luxuries above what the common 19th century peasant may be accustomed to, sometimes it may seem like the responsibilities that came alongside those luxuries are crushing. Especially if you are Gyro Zeppeli. When you spend your life groomed to be the perfect successor of your ancient family line, to follow the code, to serve your King above all else, you eventually come to realise that is all you are. A successor. When Gyro wanted to follow his heart, to fight for what is right and use his power to save the lives of those he aught not save, he was a disappointment to his father. When Gyro wanted some semblance of normality, wanted to chase the ladies like his hot, red Italian blood desired, he was a disappointment to his father.

    But never mistake him. To some, he may appear to be a thug, a scoundrel, a womaniser and contemptable individual, Gyro knows that he is a Zeppeli. Though he despised the restrictions that his father placed upon him, the strict laws upon the use of his abilities to guard the family's secrets, he understood the weight that came with carrying that knowledge. Spin. For generations, the Zeppeli family passed on the art of the Spin from son to son and Gyro knew that it was duty all the same to carry that knowledge, to use it well. But what good was it to blindly serve the will of the King if it went against what you personally believed? Though he held no treasonous beliefs against his liege, when he was ordered to his power to execute an innocent who had committed no crime, a child, he could not do it. In defiance of everything that he had been taught, the young Neapolitan abandoned his duty and set forth for America.

    If he could win the most prestigious horse race in history and bring glory to his country, he would be able to petition his King to spare the life of that poor boy. Everything risked, just for one peasant boy.

    So Gyro undertook a race from San Diego to New York, one that prove to spell his doom, had other forces not intervened. On that trial, he shared the road with a young British jockey that would endeavour to try to master the Spin as Gyro had spent his life to do. Though at first he had no inclination to do so, he saw something of himself in his new pupil. Similarly aged, they had not lived all too disimilar lives. Though Johnny Joestar was a paraplegic, both of them had been prodigies that had been scorned by their fathers, deemed not worthy enough to be true successors. But like him, he had the hunger, the desire to prove all who doubted him wrong. Gyro would take on the role of the wise tutor for the first time in his life.

    Along the way, the pair endured hardships and were forced into conflict with those who desired to beat them to the point that they were willing to end their lives. Neither one were cowards and Gyro was always ready for a fight, especially ready to shit talk and rile up anyone who dared to cross their path. As far as he was concerned, no obstacle was impassable, every foe was someone to be aggressively shut down and serve as a lesson to Johnny on the power of Spin.

    But throughout the journey, he never lost sight of his true purpose. Gyro had travelled all this way for that boy, endured everything to save the life of that boy, to fight for what he believed was just. When they discovered the truth behind the race, the charade for the President to send lackeys along the trail of the scattered pieces of the corpse of Christ, Gyro's heart was still set on the race. Perhaps a battle for a corpse part would serve a lesson for Johnny, or was something they were unable to avoid once they had come into oppisition with the President's forces, but ultimately he had no interest in the power of the Corpse. All that mattered was the boy's life.

    That was until the true nature of President Valentine was uncovered.

    Though he had come all that way for his justice, what kind of man would he be if he held his close companion and friend back from his own justice. Johnny's mind could not be changed, his will could not be altered. That megalomaniac had to die before he uncovered what unspeakable, unknowable power that corpse could bring him and the ruin that may befall the world when the most powerful man in the world gained power beyond any man. Gyro had ultimately brought Johnny along on this path and bared some responsibility for him, so he had to see it through to the very end with him.

    Pandora, of course, had other ideas.
     
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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
  2. Gyro Zeppeli

    Gyro Zeppeli JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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    Alignment:
    Chaotic Good
    I think my boy is done, so I best get back to work >> Lunch is over.
     
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