Kaien Shiba

志波 海燕
Birthday: October 27 Height: 183 cm 60390quot Weight: 68 kg 150 lbs Kaien Shiba was the lieutenant of the 13th Division under Juushiro Ukitake up until his death at the hands of a Hollow that also killed his wife Miyako Shiba. Kaien a very ethical man was adored by many of the 13th Division members. He was outspoken and bore a rough disposition but his downtoearth attitude was one of the reasons why everyone looked up to him. Kaien treated his fellow company members indiscriminately regardless of their social standing or rank. Because of this he was popular among aristocrats and commoners alike within his Division. He was the first person in Seireitei to treat Rukia like an ordinary person since her adoption into the Kuchiki family. Until he came along she was treated with careful respect to her face and talked about and bashed behind her back. She was grateful for the fact that Kaien treated her as an equal and it has been hinted that Rukia may have come to develop romantic feelings for him because of this. She didnrsquot pursue him because Kaien was already married to the third seat of the 13th Division Miyako Shiba. Kaien believed that one039s quotheartquot was determined based on the prospects of fighting and protecting. He was a firm believer in Captain Ukitake039s policy on fighting which consists of two types of combat: 1 The fight to protect life and 2 The fight to protect honor. Kaien took it a step further and believed they both end up being the same thing: quotHeart.quot He believed that every time one connected with another a little bit of quotheartquot is born between them. He thought of quotheartquot as not something inside you but rather what is born whenever you think of or remember someone else. He believed that one039s quotheartquot exists in others and that it remains with his or her comrades even after death. Having held such views he believed that people should never die alone. Kaien039s favorite food was ohagi and he liked to take afternoon naps if he could.