Bu Qiyan De Shen
The song of the drunks
He's typically friendly for the most part. Usually openly lazy, unless booze is involved.. Not exactly flirtatious, not that he doesn't understand what sex is but he is a virgin and his whole "Pilgrimage" doesn't involve that so it's not his go-to mindset. He's a gambler, a drunkard, friendly but very cocky.. But polite.
Due to years of intense training in martial arts Bookie is capable of above-average feats of strength, dexterity, and skill. All of this skill allows him to be quite proficient in the art of drunken boxing without taking on too many of the drawbacks related to the form.
- Due to having to internalize his power so heavily in order to force it outward, the overwhelming flow of energy has super charged his senses to the point that he can literally feel an opponent move before they actually do thus affording him quite a superb level of defense in regards to avoiding attacks without having a need to respond in kind.
- As a result of his heightened senses it can appear at times that his reflexes are much greater than that of even a well practiced martial artist. This is seen in the way he uses his body for fighting even when completely drunk, those observing would see it as his body simply bending to accept a force directed at him and then flowing around it like water as his drunken stupor keeps his body entirely relaxed.
- Years of training in Taijiquan, one of the principal arts of Xing Yi Quan, that allowed him to hone his ability to internalize vast amounts of power has in turn caused his body to harden in response to the intense strain such practice enacted upon him. This makes him capable of receiving grievous blows without any apparent ill effect, unskilled swordsmen would see their blades merely glance off of him, damaging his clothing but not the flesh beneath.. This along with his reflexes has shown for him to have the ability to catch a bullet fired from a high powered rifle, but it's not entirely certain if he could do the same under machine gun fire.
Several above-average physical abilities
- The first three skills combined allow for Bookie to achieve feats that even Olympians would find a point of jealousy. While not capable of lifting tons, Bookie has shown the ability to easily punch through three inches of armor grade steel with little effort. He can as well due to the strength gained from such training run much faster, his average being around 25mph for sprints but for short distances or quick bursts to close ground he's been seen to seemingly vanish to even the eyes of an expert. As well, all of the training of internal power has allowed Bookie to learn superb control of his own physical energy giving him the ability to shift his weight at will to become lighter than he actually is for the sake of jumping, or moving without making sound.
- While most always found excessively drunk, his heightened senses cause him to actually remain rather clear headed even when it appears that he's stumbling over his own feet.. A great tool, as it leaves an opponent unaware of what he can truly do. One of the assets of his training that he values the most, as he tries to not fight unless absolutely necessary. This state of mental being is what allows for him to dodge with such rubbery motions as a drunkard would exhibit, and to catch bullets. It took years of concentration for him to learn how to internalize his power and turn it into an outward force, and all of that practice allows him to remain at least mostly aware of his immediate surroundings as even when drunk he finds it rather easy to focus to such an extreme degree.
- One of the drawbacks to drunken boxing is the likelihood of addiction and dependency upon alcohol to remain capable of moving the body properly for fighting after years of suffered abuse, and it takes a great amount of will power to prevent this. Bookie is by no means dependent upon alcohol for his skill, he just likes to be drunk and can fight with the same level of skill no matter if he's sober or plastered. Though, it is more likely that he causes more damage to an opponent while drunk because the majority of his focus is placed upon allowing his body to move of it's own accord, drunken boxing relies very little on thinking about a plan of attack. This focus can in turn be placed elsewhere, and when drunk that focus is directed to his body simply to tell it to move.. This minor distraction can cause Bookie to accidentally deal more damage as he's not focused on pulling his punches.
- While not exactly a skill in truth, years of drinking excessively has toughened Bookie's stomach allowing him to handle much more drink than the average person and as well stave off any poison that can be ingested that would naturally result in a person's slow and painful death. He would get very sick, but he would survive.
- All of that internalized power resulted in the talent that caused the jealousy of his family in the first place.. Without even the ability to grunt, his ability to expel his power outward in all directions is quite impressive. When simply releasing that power in all directions, he's capable of creating a concussive wave of force that can damage or destroy close objects and move other objects that reside outside of the initial sphere of damage. Likewise, if directed and released through a single point rather than outward in all directions, he's been shown to be capable of uprooting large trees just by punching the air rather hard their direction. Most martial artists tend to give a loud shout, an audible demand for the force to be used, typically referred to as Kiai. He can do this without the need for shouting, due to being born mute, and without the aided control offered by the shout his force tends to exceed that of someone who can shout because he lacks that tiny bit of control that is afforded to most other martial arts practitioners.