30 Characters: #4 – Grand Master Koshi Yoritomo
Born in a remote mountain village Japanese in 1932, Yoritomo grew up during a tumultuous time for his home country. His father was killed aboard a warship in the Pacific during World War 2 and when his mother died of an illness a few years later…a teenaged Koshi was sent to live in temple. There he trained in traditional Japanese fighting style, Naha-te, for about a decade. In the late 1950s he left the temple and began his travels around the world training in various other martial arts. Learning from Grand Masters all over the planet soaking in as much as he could, Koshi’s adventures have become the stories of legend.
In 2005 Koshi was training in the United States when he noticed a young woman about the be hit by a speeding vehicle. He jumped in front of the vehicle and used a powerful technique which stopped it cold in its tracks, saving the woman from injury. What Koshi didn’t know was that the vehicle he stopped was being driven by a super powered villain who was on the run from agents working with Program 402. The villain burst from his get-away vehicle and began blasting anything and everything he could. Before the Program 402 agents could even arrive on the scene Koshi had made short work of the villain. Recognizing Koshi’s extreme power…he was invited to join the agency.
Since that time he has been a part of many assignments all around the world but his primary role is as the martial arts instructor for each and every member of Program 402.
Even though Grand Master Yoritomo is nearly 80 years old due to his life long training his body is in peak condition. His age can be seen in his eyes, but he has the physique of a man in his mid 30s.
* This character was created as part of the 30 Characters challenge. To see HUNDREDS of new characters daily throughout the month of November please visit www.30characters.com and search twitter for #30characters
**this character’s powers were rolled at random from the Heroes Unlimited RPG system. His rolls resulted in the following:
Education Level: 1 year of college
Power Category: Special Training – Ancient Master
Actual Age: late 70s
Age by Appearance: mid 30s
This character has spend the last 65 years training in a super secret martial art