Asato Tsuzuki

Name: Asato Tsuzuki

Gender: Male

Age: 26 (as of the time of his death, but now technically is about 110)

Fandom: Yami no Matsuei (aka Descendants of Darkness)

Journal: cute_shinigami

Typist: Matrix Refugee

Quick Biography

Tsuzuki serves as a shinigami or "guardian of death" in the Ministry of Hades, an organization in the afterlife which assists the souls of the dead as they cross over; in many respects, he's somewhat like a homicide detective, but he doesn't particularly enjoy having to, in effect, end the lives of some of the harder cases involved. He's gone through partners like a cop goes through donuts, mostly because his sloppy work habits drive them to distraction, but he has managed to form a very deep bond with a sixteen year old empath named Hisoka Kurosaki. The two of them have faced down demons, vampires, ghosts and other things that bedevil the world of the living; not a few of the unnatural deaths they have covered ended up being the work of the diabolical Dr. Kazutaka Muraki, a silver-haired and silver-tongued serial killer and mad scientist who has more than a few plans for Tsuzuki, and not all of those plans involve weird science. Because of this, Tsuzuki has a lot of mixed and conflicted emotions for his nemesis, ranging from anger and deep hatred to an almost achingly helpless attraction and desire.

He appears to be about twenty-six years old (the age at which he passed away), but he is in fact, over a hundred years old (as of 2010). However, he rarely discusses his life before his death, though a few things are known about his history: because of his unusual eye color — no humans have eyes of such a brilliant shade of violet — he was teased and tormented by the other children in the small town in which he grew up, and at one point, he was beaten nearly to death, recovering only because of his unusual ability to heal rapidly. At age eighteen, his entire family died mysteriously, and there are indications that he may have been responsible; afterward he fell into a catatonic state and was taken into a private clinic by one Yukitaka Muraki, the grandfather of his future nemesis. For eight years, Tsuzuki wavered between catatonia and a comatose-like state, awakening only for brief periods in which he became violently suicidal, finally ending his life one cold winter night. There is also evidence that he may not be entirely human, and this may explain why, despite being a slacker who hasn't managed to earn himself a promotion or a raise in over eighty years, he commands twelve shikigami, powerful protective spirits which often assist the shinigami.


Tall and slim, even nicely muscled (a physique he somehow manages to maintain despite his insatiable sweet tooth and his incredible laziness; one of the perks of being a shinigami), boyishly good-looking with perpetually mussed brown hair and soulful violet eyes. He has a smile like a dolphin, but sometimes it has a forced quality to it. Usually dressed in a black business suit under a rumpled charcoal-grey trenchcoat, which gives him something of a film-noirish look, but his disposition is anything but film noir-like. He also wears a wrist watch with a slightly wider than normal band on his right wrist, to hide a nasty-looking scar.


Cheerful and friendly, generous to a fault, laid back to the point of laziness; very open to meeting new people and tends to make friends very easily, but can get a bit flustered if they don't seem to appreciate his bouncy disposition. And yet, behind his cheery exterior, he hides a angsty side which holds many regrets for things in his past which he avoids discussing if he can help it. He has an almost childish fondness for sweets, particularly apple pie and cake

Physical Abilities
Superhuman Abilities
  • Heals from injuries inhumanly fast
  • Capable of summoning any one of twelve shikigami, including avatars of the Four Gods (however, he can only summon the Four Gods while at the Mansion)
  • Can turn invisible or even phase into a spirit form as needed
Unusual or Magical Possessions


RP Canon

So far, while travelling between dimensions in search of the sub-dimension his arch-nemesis has vanished into, he's stumbled upon the Mansion and it's domain where he's been held at gunpoint by Anita Blake, till she discovered he's technically a colleague; he's charmed Marguerite Blakeney, shared some soup with a blind bird-boy, been snarked at by Cal Leandros, offered comfort to the recently deceased Wendla Bergmann, gotten hot under the collar while chatting with Puck, and crossed paths with the Lady of Lothlorien. He's not in any hurry to find his way home to Meifu, but he's leery that something might happen to those he holds dear while he makes sense of where he is.
Now that he's more settled, he's starting to form some friendships and allies: he's gotten over his hang-ups and become a "cuddle-buddy" with Robin Goodfellow, during Ariel's return he was crack-plotted into a puppy and on finding out what was going on, managed to get his own form back in order to figure out who was responsible for the shenanigans. He was among the first to greet Adrian Ivashkov and considers him a good friend and posssible ally in case Muraki should turn up.

When he isn't tracking his nemesis, he's been busy digging A Pond in front of the Mansion, and has been somewhat of a greeter among the newcomers to the Mansion. However, a conversation with Robin revealed that his lover had had a one night stand with a de-aged Muraki on the night of the spring dance, which left Tsuzuki shaken and questioning where the relationship stands, triggering a slow descent into a possible bout of self-destruction…

But he managed to pull himself out of this: He helped Sophie Rackham to fold 1000 origami cranes, on the hopes that her deepest wish could be fulfilled, which got his mind off his troubles. Perhaps the luck had a cumulative effect, since to his surprise, shortly before Christmas, his partner, Hisoka Kurosaki showed up quite suddenly; their reunion was joyful and they've been reforging their connection since then.

He's also been caught by some of the inherent craziness: on the first day of snow that winter, Merlin's magic turned him into a gangly but gleeful twelve year old version of himself, and at Valentine's Day, Gabrielle's magic chocolates turned him into a female version of himself, who then proceeded to burst into song…

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