nicknames: he mainly goes by sato or his full name. only specific people can call him yoshi without getting their asses beat.
color of blade:
orientation: bisexual demiromantic
love interests: takeshi
orientation: bisexual demiromantic
love interests: takeshi
faceclaim: hyakkimaru from dororo and ouni from children of the whales
height, weight: sato stands at 6' and weighs 162 pounds. he has become more muscular over the years due to training and physical therapy, so he is quite strong now.
scars: a multitude of scars cover his body, but the worst are the burn marks on his legs. he prefers to hide them and keeps them wrapped up, so even if his pant legs were rolled up for some reason, they wouldn't be able to be seen.
body modifications: children at asuka's orphanages are each marked at birth with identifiers. sato's are blue and cover his body. his other tattoos are tba. he also has his left industrial, eyebrow, and tongue pierced.
accessories: he wears three brightly colored friendship bracelets on his right wrist in addition to an old looking beaded necklace.
general attire: [x], [x], [x]
physical disabilities: sato lost both of his arms when he was 15. he now has prosthetic limbs to replace them.
demon slayer mark: tba
❂ is very sentimental and tries to keep every letter & gift that he receives. the accessories that he wears were made by seiji, mika, jiro, and one of his youngest siblings from the orphanage.
❂ he'll tell you when you're making an idiotic/bad decision but won't actively stop you unless you're about to get yourself killed. even then, it takes him a second to get moving bc he's like "again??" gkjfdgn
❂ his impatience and annoyance usually end up fading to reluctant resign. it's taken him a long time to get to this point and used to be much more aggressive. isla has helped him with becoming approachable but it's still a work in progress
this doesn't mean that he won't fuck you up if you test him enough though.
❂ very picky about who he shows his emotions to and typically wears a neutral expression. one telltale sign of him being annoyed is when he digs his nails into his palms, and i wouldn't recommend pushing him farther once you see this.
❂ cynical and bitter about the things that happened to him in his past. if there was a prize for who could hold a grudge the longest, he would win it.
❂ always on edge? like he expects something bad to happen at any moment (to be fair, he's not being completely unrealistic). it's honestly kind of exhausting for him and he doesn't enjoy being this way
❂ sticks to himself most of the time but once he gets attached to someone he hangs around them a lot. trying to get him to socialize with someone he doesn't know is like trying to bathe a stray cat - you literally have to drag him over as he tries to make up every excuse possible and then keep him from dipping away.
❂ it takes a lot of coaxing to come out but his childish, fun loving self is still in there. there are very few people that actually see glimpses of this.
❂ he's quite observant and is usually able detect people’s moods/temperament from their body language, gestures and expressions. though, this also means that’s he’s almost always on high alert and can be sensitive to slight differences in people’s behavior
❂ has the habit of overthinking everything.
❂ too blunt for his own good and can hurt people without realizing at first (this is not to say that he is a mean person, he just forgets to watch what he says and is always apologetic afterward). he doesn't do well with trying to comfort others in emotional situations bc he can't even handle his own moods.
❂ if he doesn't want to do something or go somewhere, you're not going to be able to convince him (hence needing to drag/carry him places when he refuses)
❂ will do whatever it takes to survive and is able to adapt to most situations that come his way. he has learned to base his decisions on logic instead of emotion and can be seen as heartless sometimes because of this (which is entirely not the case. he does have a good heart, you just need a flamethrower and fourteen gallons of acid to get through the walls he's built around it).
❂ on missions, he is efficient as possible and prefers to get in & out of the situation quickly
that way, there's no extra time for people to die.
❂ he can be really gentle when the situation calls for it. he might not know how to console people with his words, but he thinks just sitting with a person and hugging them when they need it goes a long way.
❂ if you even look at the few people he cares about the wrong way, he will call you out.
he used to get into fights over it but now he,,, barely,, restrains himself.sato is extremely protective of his loved ones and
❂ has mastered sarcasm to the point that no one can tell whether he means what he says or not
❂ has a major soft spot for children even though he won't admit it. he would be an amazing dad
mental disabilities: ptsd, mild anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, insomnia
weapon: his prosthetics are equipped with weaponry, most notably nichirin blades mounted inside of the forearms which can be taken off for combat. he also uses a bow with arrows that are coated in wisteria poison.
notable abilities: sato had a heightened sense of smell even before he underwent sword training. it is strong enough for him to smell the 'line of interval'—the slight pause in an enemy's movement which allows him an opening in which to strike—and distinguish between species, as well as their approximate position. after training this skill during his time with vincent, sato acquired the ability to smell emotions as well as track objects, humans and demons over long distances.
❂ as a child, sato's life was seemingly perfect. he grew up in an orphanage with around 40 other kids, and despite always wanting to know who his real parents were, he held onto hope that another family would want him one day. they were sheltered from the world around them by their caretaker and went about their days blissfully ignorant about the demons that lurked beyond the fences of their playground.
❂ though, over the years, more and more things started to not line up in sato's mind. he began to silently question the inconsistencies and wondered what truly lied beyond their walls, but nothing ever fully clicked until him and minori unintentionally discovered their caretaker's actual demonic identity (gg asuka ). they were mortified when they caught glimpses of their siblings running for their lives. they didn't waste time in hurrying back to the orphanage while they still could.
❂ after that, sato and minori promised to escape together with some of the other kids when the time came. little did they know, their plan was doomed from the start. they were misled to believe that just any weapon could kill asuka and didn't understand her true power or weaknesses.
❂ sato was 15 when their 'adoption ceremony,' or rather asuka's next hunt, was held. thirteen other kids, including minori, were brought out to the forest with him. when asuka gave them their 'weapons,' they split off into four groups - each with a teenager at its head.
❂ according to the plan, sato's group was in charge of setting traps during their headstart and distracting asuka when she finally came after them.
❂ by the end of the night, sato and minori were the only two left out of all the children who had been involved in the escape plan. in a last desperate attempt to take their lives, asuka lunged at them. she managed to tear off sato's arms before she was forced to abandon them in fear of being disintegrated by the sun.
❂ minori did the best she could to staunch the blood flow and get them further away from the massacre site, but she could only go so far due to being wounded herself. sato tried to stay awak for as long as possible, but eventually succumbed to his exhaustion.
❂ a lone demon slayer named vincent hara found them soon after and treated them back at his home. the infections that had been brewing in sato's wounds improved with the proper care, and he finally woke up days later. he was scared and wary of the man at first, but wasn't exactly in a position to reject his help after what they had been through.
❂ sato and minori learned more about the reality of the world that they were living in during the year that they were with vincent. he treated them like his own children, but also protected them from the darker secrets of his old life. it took about two months for sato’s arms to heal enough to get prosthetics and start physical therapy with isla. the process was difficult for him both mentally and physically due to his frustrations about losing his limbs running high. his self esteem fluctuated during this time and his fear of becoming worthless again grew despite his progress.
❂ their time with vincent was abruptly cut short when his past caught up to him. when his father figure was killed, sato’s thought process became clouded by his grief. he acted purely out of anger and left minori quietly during the night to track down the perpetrators. he cruelly took their lives one by one.
❂ he kept a low profile for a while with minori and moved from the area with her. they participated in the final selection together not long afterward. he did whatever he could to protect her during the brutal exam, making sure that they survived no matter what the cost was. only a couple of other people made it out with them by the end of the seven days.
❂ over a multitude of missions, satoshi grew close with some of other examinees who passed the final selection with him. their names were seiji, mika, and jiro.
❂ six months after he joined the corps, the four of them were ambushed by a previous lower demon moon on what was supposed to be a typical mission. only sato and seiji were brought back to rose mansion alive, but the other boy unfortunately passed while receiving emergency medical attention. sato received the news of his friends’ deaths not long after he woke up, and slowly descended into a spiral. he became more and more reliant on the breakthrough pills he was given for pain though never realized how bad it was actually getting. his misuse continued for a year before he needed to take time off from the corps in order to get help. sato only just recently returned to his work.
❂ his favorite food is salmon and he can be lured out of hiding with it
❂ he likes smelling flowers but you didn't hear this from me.
this is also why rose mansion is one of his favorite places.
❂ chaotic neutral
❂ terrified of big dogs bc he was attacked by a lost one that he tried to help. still has scars on his face from it.
❂ excellent liar and thief, but he stays away from doing these things now
❂ "probably going to hell but,,," *shrug*
❂ even though it's been three years since they escaped, there's still some things about the real world that confuse him
❂ might not be horny on main but
❂ take that as you will
❂ has been called a cockroach many times before due to his ability to make it through just about anything and his natural sense of self preservation
❂ doesn't see himself as a hero for being a demon slayer. he's just doing what he needs to in order to get himself and the people he loves through this bitch of a life.
❂ him @ someone: “touch me again and i’ll end you” *isla shoots him a look* “...in a nOn cRiMiNaL way.”
❂ rolling his eyes has become such a habit that he doesn’t even realize he does it half the time now
❂ he’s as flexible as an eighty year old man
❂ enjoys bird watching
❂ he makes pretty good pumpkin soup in the fall
❂ he wanted to start a book club in the orphanage when he was younger
still lowkey does
❂ can go from being a mAsTeRmInD (he actually does has ray level intelligence tho) to someone with half a brain cell in the matter of three seconds
❂ the survivor's guilt runs strong in this one
❂ hates getting stuck in the rain bc it makes him feel like a wet rat
❂ “i’d rather chew off my own foot”
❂ loathes awkward silences. internally screams and visibly looks like he's dying
❂ someone: "don't break another person's heart they only have one." sato: "yeah break their bones they have-" someone: "nO"
❂ he's joking
❂ if you want him to crave the sweet relief of death just start making puns
❂ it's hard to scare him.
that tends to be the result of witnessing the deaths of almost everyone you love first hand.
❂ more to be added