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Ichigatani Clan

Ichigatani clan

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Affiliation

Mangetsugakure Mangetsugakure

Allied Clan

Garou clan Garō

Hokusai Clan Hokusai

Leader

Unknown

Known Members

Gender Male Masashi Ichigatani

Gender Female Natsui Ichigatani

Jutsu

Secret Technique: Marumushi Cooperation

Secret Technique: Marumushi Consume

Secret Technique: Marumushi Cloud

Secret Technique: Marumushi Cocoon

The Ichigatani Clan (市ケ谷一族, Ichigatani Ichizoku) is a clan of Mangetsugakure known for being hosts of a rare type of insect called Marumushi.

Background

As one of the three founding clans, the Ichigatani clan has been serving and protectiong Mangetsugakure since the days of civil war.

However, the Ichigatani clan is rather peaceful and has no interest in political matters so it is rare that any of its members seek to earn the rank of Alpha.

Appearance

While the Ichigatani people have various traits and different body types, they all usually wear red make up under their eyes, which represents the second pair of eyes of the Marumushi. It seems that it is also common in the members of this clan wearing the ninja headband in the waist.

The only trait that is common to all the members of this clan is a triangular mark somewhere, about the size of a mole. This is the entrance and exit gate of Marumushi to their bodies.

Abilities

Hidden

Ichigatani abilities rely most on cooperation jutsus along with their Marumushis colony. For obvious reasons Marumushi techniques are are taught only within the clan.
Marumushi

There are no visible differences between males and females: both have two pair of red eyes, pink body and white face. On the end of its carapace, the pinkish color turns red and is delimited by two white stripes. Between the neck and body, the Marumushi has a red triangle.

While a Marumushi feeding passively can reach only 2mm high and 4mm wide, a Marumushi feeding actively can grow up to 1 m in 30 seconds. It is said that a Marumushi of 30 cm weighs 60kg, so a Marumushi of 1m would weigh 200 kg.

When feeding actively the shape of the Marumushis changes. Instead of growing proportionally by simulating a larger version of the insect, Marumushi changes its shape by getting rid of the vertices of its figure and adopting a completely circular shape. By doing this the Marumushi hides his legs and head in order to protect them while feeding.

Marumushis are very temperamental and have a strong sense of community which will make them defend their kind and their host if they are under attack.

Clan Traditions

Host

At birth the members of this clan become a host of a Marumushi colony which nest inside their bodies and feeds passively of their chakra. In exchange, the colony will assist their host feeding actively of any target their host choose. When a Marumushi feeds actively, it quickly grows in size and it becomes very heavy making imposible for its prey move in matter of seconds. This means its prey does not only gets his chakra drained but also can not escape easily.

Trivia

  • The logo of this clan it is a tribute to the Marumushi insects.
  • All the techniques from this clan start with the Ram hand seal and end with the Hare hand seal.
  • This is an open clan which means anyone can create a Ichigatani OC, the only condition is that your OC must live on Mangetsugakure.

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