Name: Rhys Metherlence
Race: British [Father] and Scottish [Mother, member of the Rose Clan]
Nicknames: Rai, Worryheart, Bookworm
Birthday: January 31st
Weight: 140 lbs
Affiliation: Soul Society
Base of Operations: Karakura Town
Relatives: Meryl Metherlance (mother), Asch Metherlance (father), Sophia Metherlance (younger sister)
Friends: Ichigo, Rukia, Tenshi, Uryu
Education: High School
Looks and Attitude
Rhys is a bit short for a guy, and not muscular at all. He has very long brown hair, which he keeps in a high ponytail while his bangs are in his face. Along with the standard Karakura High uniforms, he wears a necklace with a short sword and two serpents on it.
Outside class, he still dresses nicely, though it's not very strict. He normally wears the jacket he had to wear as part of the uniform from his previous school in England. He has to wear thick-rimmed glasses over his dark blue eyes, as he is very near-sighted.
Rhys is a very polite man, almost seeming 'gentleman'-like. He dislikes loud, irritating people and prefers quiet. He's very self-sacrificing and kind, even if someone hates him. He tends to try cheering someone up with short, funny stories he's come across, as he feels rather bad if he sees someone upset.
Despite his rather cheerful nature, he can be a rather serious person, especially if there is a battle. He'll play along with a joker for awhile, until their jokes turn onto another person, at that point he thinks rather poorly of them for teasing someone. He is quite the worrier, hence one nickname his mother gave to him. Rhys, though it is a very rare occasion, will accidentally snap at someone if he's having a horrible day. However, he normally apologizes the next day if not immediately. If he is upset or stressed, he'll spend time drawing surrealist sketches to reflect what's causing it.
He has a horrible case of Hemophobia ever since he was a child.
Rhys lived with his mother, father, and grandfather in Scotland for awhile, before his younger sister was born. He spent a lot of time exploring the old castle on the outside of town, sometimes just wandering around the halls. However, on his way back home, he wasn't paying attention and tripped over the bloody carcass of a rabbit (as it was a hunting season). He immediately ran home, and the encounter caused his fear for blood. Soon afterwards, near his grandfather's death, he was given the spell book.
- Before Karakura
By now, he and his family (now with his 5-year-old sister) had moved to the outskirts of London, England. He attended a private school, as he was often teased by other students in the public school. He spent most of his time at home, helping his mother while their father was away for his museum curator work.
Sometime in the summer where Ichigo and the group went to save Rukia, he was offered the chance to be a transfer student in Karakura High School. He accepted, and this is also about the time where he gets the sword pendant.
Now Rhys lives in an apartment near Orihime's. In order to scrap a bit of money for himself, he got a job at a small bookstore after school, which often leaves him working on schoolwork late at night if he doesn't finish it during class.
He realized he had powers when a Hollow attacked the school, the first spell he had at that point was Shield of Souls.
The ability he gains from the spiritual pressures of others takes form in the silver and blue spell book he received as a gift from his late grandfather. As to why, he can only guess that it was because it's his most prized possession, like Orihime's hair clips. However, he cannot sense things very well without one of the spells, unlike everyone else.
Rhys has three abilities made possible by his enhanced power, which he refers to as spells.
Spirit Search - A field with a radius of 50 meters appears in the form of a sorcerer's spell circle. This allows him to detect spiritual pressures easier
Shield of Souls - A dome-shaped barrier with a radius of 5 meters protects him and any allies within the diameter. This leaves him very weak, as it puts the most strain on him.
Blade of Lorelei - A dagger of reitsu with a wavy blade, his main physical attack. The name comes from the most well-known mermaid in English folklore due to the blade, who's name is Lorelei.
Fighting Style: Prefers long-range defense, but can fight in short-range
~ Since he figured he wouldn't need it much anymore, he wears his previous uniform as everyday clothes.
~ His theme is BLAZE by Kinya Kotani; his seiyuu would be Mamoru Miyano (Flynn Scifo - ToV) and his English Voice actor would be Sam Vincent (Yue - CardCaptors).
~ His mother always called him 'Worryheart' in reference to the tale of Braveheart, as he was - and still is - a huge worrier.
~ His reitsu is a silver-grey color.
~ He loves reading, especially if it's something pertaining to medieval times or mythology.
~ He has a rather noticeable British accent.
"Well now, that was unexpected..."
"I apologize, but that sort of comedy isn't something I approve of."
"Oh, this? It's a book I got when I was younger, it's believed to be a spellbook from long ago. Interesting, isn't it?"