|“||I became a Fire Soldier so I could protect everyone! Fire Soldiers are heroes that battle against the terror of the flames!||„|
|~ Shinra Kusakabe explaining his motivations|
Shinra Kusakabe (森羅日下部, Shinra Kusakabe) is a Third Generation Second Class Fire Officer. After his mother's death, and supposedly his younger brother's as well, Shinra joined the 8th Special Fire Brigade to achieve his goal of becoming a hero, saving people from the Human Body Ignition Phenomenon, and uncover the truth behind his family's death twelve years ago.
Powers and Stats
Name: Shinra Kusakabe
Origin: Fire Brigade of Flames
Classification: Human, Firefighter, 3rd Generation
Attack Potency: Small Building level (Nearly destroyed a building in his clash with Rekka Hoshimiya)
Speed: Subsonic (Blitzed a high-ranked officer)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman (Casually pushed aside a car that was thrown at him)
Striking Strength: Small Building Class (Was able to kick a several ton-weighing car tens of meters into the air with little effort)
Durability: Small Building level (Repeatedly tanked attacks that easily cracked concrete floors several times without any sign of injuries)
Stamina: Very high (Fought on several occasions against seated officers from other brigades and kept fighting even after being beaten down several times)
Range: Human melee range normally, Up to several meters with fire
Standard Equipment: Usual in-story firefighter equipment (Fire-retardant clothing), Seven-Style Fire Fighting Battleaxe
Intelligence: Shinra is brave and confident but sometimes reckless, charging straight into fights without a second thought if it means helping someone. Nevertheless, he is a surprisingly skilled street fighter, being able to go toe-to-toe with far more experienced officers from other brigades (including the 5th Division Battalion Commander) and exhibiting advanced combat techniques such as pinning foes to the ground and breaking their guards with a hook kick as well as dodging ground-based attacks with his flame powers. In addition, he is thoughtful enough to think about his actions and devise strategies once his initial attempts fail to work.
Weaknesses: Being a third generation he can suffer from overheating, which is when he runs out of oxygen inside of his body and when this happens he starts to burn himself, get dizzy and dehydrate, As a Fire Officer he is extremely devoted to helping the innocent and will rush to save them should they come into harm's way.
Devil's Footprints: (悪魔の足跡, Akuma no Ashiato): Shinra's abilities as a 3rd Generation manifest in the flames he emits from his feet for a variety of purposes. He primarily uses this to enhance the impact of his blows, engulfing foes in concentrated bursts of flame powerful enough to knock thrown cars into the air, rapidly accelerating to deal additional physical damage, or redirecting the trajectory of his kicks in mid-air for rapid combos. He particularly excels in the use of this ability for movement, gliding or flying across the floor at high speeds to strike foes before they can react.
- Adora Burst: Shinra is in possession of a certain rare genetic trait that grants him the ability to produce exceedingly powerful and high-purity flames, allowing him to match the flames of seated officers and Battalion Commanders despite his relative lack of experience and training.