Renji Abarai Race:Shinigami Birthday:August Gender:male Height:6'2 Weight:172 lbs Hair:Red Eyes:Brown Blood Type:A Affiliation:Gotei 13, Soul Society Occupation:Lieutenant of the 6th Division Previous Occupation:6th Seat of the 11th Division Team:6th Division Previous Team:11th Division, 5th Division Partner:Byakuya Kuchiki Base of Operations:6th Division HQ, Seireitei, Soul Society Education:Shino Academy Shikai:Zabimaru Bankai:Hihio Zabimaru Renji is quite dynamic. His personality varies from smug and cocky to disquieted and depressed after a major defeat, but shows himself to be an incredibly serious and determined fighter when confronted with an actual threat. Willing to fight, kill, and die for whatever he believes in, Renji is a dangerous man to those who stand in his way. Yasutora Sado compares his fighting style to that of Ichigo Kurosaki. Renji likes taiyaki (a popular fish-shaped pancake usually filled with sweet bean paste) and has a dislike for spicy food.Renji likes futsal, and in his free time works on assembling a team from the 6th Division, with success, more or less. The current members are himself, Rikichi and the 4th, 8th, 13th and 20th seated officers.All of Renji's sunglasses are purchased from Seireitei's popular Gin Tonbo store and cost half a year's worth of his pay check. However, every time he wears a pair, they are broken in one way or another. On these occasions, he replaces them with a tied white towel, until he can purchase a new pair of goggles. His dream is to wear at least once, a pair that he himself designed. Zanpakuto:abimaru's sealed form resembles a typical katana. It has a rectangular bronze tsuba with a jagged design to it and a red handle and sheath. Relationships Rukia Kuchiki:Rukia has been a friend of Renji ever since they were both children growing up in Rukongai. Both he and Rukia have shown that they care a lot for each other, evident that Rukia didn't know what to do with Byakuya Kuchiki's proposal to adopt her, not wanting her friendship with Renji to end. Renji encourages Rukia to accept the proposal, thinking that she would have a better life if she did. After being defeated by Ichigo in battle, Renji pleaded Ichigo to save Rukia's life. When confronted with Byakuya, he fought to the full extent of his body and soul so he could reach to save her. Rukia is distraught when she sensed his reiatsu disappear. He stated to Aizen he would never hand Rukia over to him, even if it cost him his life. Renji and Rukia sometimes argue and fight with each other, very similar to how Rukia fights with Ichigo from time to time. Byakuya Kuchiki:Renji has a complicated relationship with Byakuya. From the first time Renji sees Byakuya, he notices how powerful he is. After Rukia is adopted into the Kuchiki family, Renji dedicates himself to surpassing Byakuya’s strength, training every day in a bid to best him. Renji is promoted to become Byakuya's lieutenant and over time, he shows him great respect since Byakuya is his captain, and Byakuya himself starts to have respect for Renji after he tries to rescue Rukia. Ichigo Kurosaki:When Renji first encounters Ichigo, he sees him as an enemy and blames him for the loss of Rukia's powers. He also taunts Ichigo for not knowing the name of his Zanpakutō. Later, when Rukia is sentenced to death, his hatred towards Ichigo intensifies and he heads out (without orders) to kill him. However, once Ichigo beats him, Renji's view on the situation changes and he asks Ichigo to save Rukia's life. After Ichigo and Renji become allies, Renji has shown that he trusts Ichigo completely and regards him as a friend. However, both of them often fight and bicker. Ikkaku Madaramebiggrinue to his tendency to get into fights, Aizen placed Renji into the 11th Division, where he began to train under Ikkaku's tutelage. Renji started off poorly, being easily overpowered by Ikkaku. Eventually Renji learns his Shikai, and is promoted to 6th Seat, though the order of which is unknown, all thanks to Ikkaku. During a training session, he is visibly saddened when Ikkaku tells him that his training would be over afterwards. Ikkaku told him that he already knew everything he could teach, but Renji knew that he had a Bankai, and asked why he keeps it hidden. Ikkaku told him it was just "his style," and tells Renji that he does not want anyone but him and Yumichika to know about it, revealing trust between the two Shinigami. Later on after Aizen's departure, Renji immediately asks Ikkaku to become the next captain since he is the only seated officer capable of using Bankai, but Ikkaku reiterates his goals to Renji, which causes him to never ask again. Ikkaku was also present during Renji's promotion to 6th Division Lieutenant, and revealed his knowledge of Renji's old friendship with Rukia Kuchiki, suggesting that he should go to see her off. Renji and Ikkaku have a similar battle-loving nature, and trust each other without a moment's hesitation. Izuru Kira:Renji and Izuru met each other in the Shinigami Academy. Izuru immediately impressed everyone by firing a Kidō spell that hit his target perfectly. Renji believed that he would have to compete with him as he had talent, so attempted to do better, but his spell blew up in his face. Later during a training session on swordsmanship Renji overwhelmed Izuru with his strong attacks, knocking him to the ground with one final jab. His aggressive style disturbed some people watching, and he walked out. While Renji eats his lunch outside Izuru joins him and introduces himself. The two future lieutenants become strong friends, and spend time together with Hinamori until their graduation. Kira and Hinamori were both with him during the giant Hollow attack, using great teamwork until their efforts prove futile. During the Kasumiōji Conspiracy, Izuru was depressed about his apparent lack of ability in leading his Division, and drinks with Renji to soothe his pain. Izuru is one of Renji's closest friends, and even remembered his older friendship with Rukia during his promotion. Yasutora"Chad"Sado:While helping to defend Karakura Town from attack by the Arrancar, Renji trains Sado using his Bankai at the behest of Urahara. Though he is initially reluctant, Renji starts to enjoy training him as it gives him a chance to fight. At the end of their training Sado is grateful for Renji's help, and the two gain a mutual respect for each other’s fighting ability. Renji expresses concern for his safety after Sado is defeated in Hueco Mundo, agreeing with Uryū to hurry and save both him and Rukia. However, Renji states that Sado is a hard person to get along with, as he keeps to himself, and therefore, when fighting side-by-side with him, Sado almost never warns Renji about an attack, suddenly counter-attacking the enemy, and more often than not placing Renji in the path of the attack accidentally.