Game of Life

BY : DragonWizard91
Category: Bleach > General
Dragon prints: 8276
Disclaimer: Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach. I make no money from this work of fanfiction.

(AN: Yes, before anyone accuses me of plagiarism, I am also Dragon_Wizard91 from FF.net, but I’m improving my stories and bringing them here for a variety of reasons. Regardless, I hope you all enjoy.


P.S. Yes, lemons will be included in later chapters.)

Game of Life


Chapter One: Your Princess is in Another Castle.

"I told you, Ichigo Kurosaki: Trash gets treated like trash. Even if you rise up a thousand times, there will be no victory for any of you." Ulquiorra said down to Ichigo, his unmoving face staring down at Ichigo’s own face, stricken with pain. "If you can, you should leave Hueco Mundo and if not, then you should just die. Either way, your journey has ended." He finished, before removing his hand from the hole in Ichigo's chest and leaving the scene with a Sonido.


‘Da-dammit!’ Ichigo thought in frustration and anger, attempting to force himself to stand, only to collapse again, ‘This can't be the end! I have to save everyone! I have to….keep...going.’ Against his will, he felt his eyelids falling shut and the life ebbing from his body. However, a voice suddenly boomed over him, causing him to open his eyes in shock, "Game Over."


"What the Hell? Game over? What the fuck does that mean?" He thought aloud before noticing he wasn't in Hueco Mundo anymore. Rather, he appeared to be floating in front of his own home, right down to Isshin, Karin and Yuzu walking out of it…and was that piano music he was hearing? Some soft, lilting, melancholy melody?


 He could have almost believed all of what he’d just experienced had been some kind of dream…except for the words ‘Game Over’ in front of his home, right in his face. Reminding him once more that no, his life was never that simple. As he stared, Zangetsu floating up and hovered in the air in front of him. He reached out for it, intent on figuring out just where he was and what was going on but as soon as his hand touched the hilt, it disappeared, along with the background of his home and the music while a large wall covered in writing materialized in front of him.

Positive Points:


Lived until age fifteen-1500 points


Can see Pluses-100 points


Befriended Chad-250 points


Befriended Keigo-10 points


Befriended Mizuiro-100 points


Gained Soul Reaper powers-1000 points


Accepted Soul Reaper Duties-500 points


Defeated Acidwire-1000 points


Saved Rukia from Shrieker-1250 points


Defeated Shrieker-1000 points


Took Soul Candy-50 points


Saved Modsoul's Life-500 points


Named Modsoul-50 points


Saved Sisters from Grand Fisher-1500 points


Wounded Grand Fisher-2000 points


Defeated the DemiHollow-750 points


Encouraged Don Kanonji-1000 points


Defeated the Menos Grande-1000 points


Gained a truce with Uryu-1500 points


Solved Rukia's Puzzle-250 points


Defeated Renji the first time-750 points


Passed Urahara's Training-2000 points


Made it to Soul Society-1500 points


Defeated Jidanbo-1000 points


Saved Jidanbo from "Fox-Face."-1500 points


Defeated Ikkaku-1000 points


Defeated Renji the second time-1500 points


Forced Kenpachi to a draw-2000 points


Mastered Bankai-2000 points


Defeated Byakuya-2500 points


Sliced off Yammy's arm-500 points


Regained Confidence with Rukia's help-750 points


Scarred Grimmjow-1000 points


Subdued Inner Hollow and gained Vizard powers-1750 points


Managed to enter Hueco Mundo-1000 points


Defeated Dordonii-500 points

Negative Points:


Allowed Fishbone D. to harm family-(-2000 points)


Allowed Acidwire to harm Tatsuki and Orihime-(-1000 points)


Allowed Shrieker to harm Chad-(-1000 points)


Modsoul embarrassed you-(-500 points)


Allowed Grand Fisher to harm sisters-(-1000 points)


Didn't kill Grand Fisher-(-1000 points)


Allowed Don Kanonji to complete the DemiHollow's transformation-(-1500 points)


Defeated by Byakuya-(-2000 points)


Almost became a Hollow-(-1000 points)


Pushed out of Seireitei by "Fox-Face."-(-1000 points)


Required Inner Hollow to defeat Byakuya-(-500 points)


Aizen kicked the crap out of you-(-2000 points)


Ulquiorra and Yammy defeated you in the Human World-(-2000 points)


Lost will to fight temporarily-(-1500)


Grimmjow harmed Rukia-(-2000 points)


Grimmjow defeated you in your first fight-(-1500 points)


Lost control of Inner Hollow against Vizards-(-1500 points)


Grimmjow defeated you in your second fight-(-2000 points)


Slapped by Tatsuki-(-500 points)


Killed by Ulquiorra-(-5000 points)


Grand Total: -3700 point


Moral Standing: Jerk with a Heart of Gold


Overview: Perhaps try sucking less next time.


Unlocks:


Achieved Friendship with Uryu-Quincy Ichigo Unlocked


Achieved Vizard Mode-Skilled Ichigo Unlocked


Survived More than 5 near Death Experiences through Sheer Luck- Lucky Ichigo Unlocked


Scored in the Negatives-Worthless Ichigo Unlocked.

"Uhhh, this has got to be a bad joke. Some kind of Zanpaktou induced hallucination.” He murmured, more attempting to make himself believe it and pinching his side as well to try and break said hallucination. “I mean, this looks like something that would be in a video game." The words on the screen disappeared and were replaced with two phrases:


New Game


Load Saved Game


Ichigo's face began to twitch as his teeth grit together, nearly grinding them. "This is a fucking videogame!" He yelled as his usual short temper got the better of him, "Oh, this is just great! My whole life has been a lie, some delusion thought up by some asshole with too much time on his hands!" He ranted, before sighing in frustration and raising his palm to his forehead, "Well, might as well try this out. No sense waiting in this limbo." He reached out and tapped Load Saved Game. A new screen popped up:


No Saved Files Found


"I should have figured as much. I didn't even know my life was just a videogame, so I never bothered to save it." Having no other choice, he backtracked and chose the New Game option. A new screen of text popped up:


The Tale of Ichigo Kurosaki Begins…


Ichigo shielded his eyes as a blinding flash erupted around him. When the light died down, he lowered his arm and his jaw dropped at what he saw. Statues of himself, tons of them in what appeared to be a huge version of his bedroom. "Welcome," a soft robotic voice announced, "please choose the Ichigo model you wish to play."


"Model? Oh, I see. These must all be different versions of me, including the ones I unlocked earlier. Well, let's check out a few." Ichigo said before turning to see the nearest statue. It appeared to be what he would look like if he fused with Kenpachi. The statue's hair was still mostly Ichigo's trademark orange, but it also had black streaks running through it and it stood in numerous spikes with bells on the ends, similar to Kenpachi's hair style. ‘Kenpachi would stab himself if he saw see this, though Yachiru would probably get a kick out of it,’ Ichigo thought to himself with a small chuckle leaving his throat. The statue also wore an eyepatch over his right eye, one Ichigo assumed served the same purpose as Kenpachi's own and his musculature was much more chiseled than Ichigo's, covered only so-much by a haori worn open down the chest in a manner again much like Kenpachi’s. But it was the statue's uncovered eye that was its most striking feature, in Ichigo’s opinion. It was enflamed and filled with a bloodlust Ichigo recognized all too well. He'd seen the same look in Kenpachi's eyes, in Grimmjow's eyes, and even in his own inner Hollow's eyes. ‘I wonder if I've ever looked so…depraved...myself.’ The plaque at the bottom read,


Berserker Ichigo-Stats:


Endurance-8500(Specialty Point**-Armored Skin)


Kido-1000


Zanjutsu-8000 (9000 when using both hands on one blade.)


Hakuda-6000


Hoho-2000


Reiatsu Amount-9000


Reiatsu Control-1000


Luck-2500


Unlock Conditions: Kill Kenpachi in a fight, take his position, adopt Yachiru and end with a positive point total.


Bio: Born when he discovered the blood-lust within himself after killing Kenpachi, Berserker Ichigo is a raging whirlwind on the battlefield. He fights solely for entertainment, but can usually be pointed by the Head Captain in the right direction(I.E. Away from other Soul Reapers.). Using Zangetsu and Kenpachi's blade in accord, alternating between the two as the mood strikes him, he awaits the fight that will challenge him to unlock his secondary blade's true potential.


"So, what is all this stuff?" Ichigo asked aloud, deciding that if his life was to be a game, he'd learn all he could about it.


"Player must clarify query." The robotic voice replied.


"What is the meaning of these numbers next to all these attributes and…and what the hell are Specialty Points?" Ichigo asked.


"Player Query: The numbers next to the attributes indicate that model's level of proficiency in that chosen attribute on a scale from 1000-10000. Points will be earned by you every time you level up, generally around 500 per level, which you can spend in any of these attributes as you choose. You will note an improvement every 200 points or so, and a new skill or ability level with said attribute every 1000 points. As for Specialty Points, they are a way to choose certain skills in which to have special talents. As you have already seen, your Berserker model has his first two points pre-spent in increasing his endurance, granting him an armored skin. Note that only the highest leveled ability will be listed if you have earned more than one for a given skill. For instance, the first point for the Berserker model gave it a thin layer of Reiatsu around its skin to act as a weaker armored skin, but the second point, giving it an actual armored skin, supersedes it, though the thin layer also continues to support you."


"I see. Maybe I’ll try for earning that on another playthrough of the game." Ichigo decided, before walking to another statue. ‘I'd rather maintain my sanity for now. Besides, those bells are just stupid.’ He thought. The next Ichigo statue that caught his eye was one that looked exactly like him, with the exception that this version had no sword and instead seemed to be angling his hands into some form of hand-to-hand combat. In place of his normal Shihakushuo's black hakama, the statue had on one of the Soul Society's Stealth Force uniforms. The plaque on this one read:


Hakuda Ichigo-Stats:


Endurance-6000


Kido-2500


Zanjutsu-3000


Hakuda-8000(Specialty Point*-Mook Destruction Move One: Yoruichi Technique)


Hoho-7000(Specialty Point*-Cicada Technique)


Reiatsu Amount-5000


Reiatsu Control-3500


Luck-2500


Unlock Conditions: Defeat thirty hollows with hand-to-hand combat before entering the Soul Society for the first time, ask Yoruichi for training during your invasion of Soul Society and manage to defeat Soi Fon in unarmed combat.


Bio: Finding that a blade was easily removed from his hands, Hakuda Ichigo instead focused on his skill at unarmed combat, asking for training from the most skilled unarmed combat user he knew as soon as he had the chance. After that, he knocked down Soi Fon from her position as the second best unarmed fighter in Soul Society, taking the 2nd Squad Captaincy for himself and making Soi Fon his lieutenant.


"Hmm, that might actually be fun to unlock. Provided Yoruichi doesn't hammer me too hard in training and I can actually defeat Soi Fon. But geez, how many of these do I still have to unlock?"


"Player Query: Player has unlocked only five models out of 10,000; Basic Ichigo, Skilled Ichigo, Quincy Ichigo, Lucky Ichigo and Worthless Ichigo." The robotic voice answered him as the five statues, glowed briefly with a bright light around the room in various locations.


"Uh, they couldn't have organized these things better?" Ichigo complained as he was about to head to one of them, only to jump as the statues shifted around him and the five he'd unlocked appeared before him. "…Well, that's convenient." Ichigo quipped, before checking out the statues.


Basic Ichigo could've been his twin, right down to the copy of Zangetsu splayed across his shoulders and the cocky grin on his face. The plaque read,


Basic Ichigo-Stats:


Endurance-8000


Kido-1000


Zanjutsu-5000


Hakuda-6000


Hoho-5500


Reiatsu Amount-8000


Reiatsu Control-1000


Luck-2500


Specialty Points(2)-Player Choice


Bio: Born of a human(?) mother and Shinigami father, Basic Ichigo is the basic model of the game-A cocky but good hearted person with a tendency to scowl a lot. The loss of his mother serves to motivate him to protect others, and he never abandons anyone he calls friend. Built to be capable of taking extreme punishment and possessing varying skill levels with most primary methods of combat, he is perfect for the new player.


Satisfied with that description of his simplest form, Ichigo skipped past the Quincy Ichigo, ‘I am not going to mess with archery for quite some time, and I really don't want to be related to Uryu if I can help it.’ he thought before he turned his gaze to the next statue.


This was, without a doubt, the most pathetic looking Ichigo of the whole collection. His eyes were downcast and looked like a kicked puppy's, his lips appeared to be set in a perpetual quiver (as though he might cry at any moment) and his weapon was a sword the size of a toothpick.


Worthless Ichigo-Stats:


Endurance-1000


Kido-1000


Zanjutsu-1000


Hakuda-1000


Hoho-1000


Reiatsu Amount-1000


Reiatsu Control-1000


Luck-1000


Bio: Not Worthy. You'd be better off choosing Basic Ichigo and lighting your balls on fire before every fight than using this waste of space.


"I can't believe this! This jackass is a potential version of me? I look weaker than Hanataro for crying out loud!" Ichigo yelled out in a rage as he felt a frustration headache coming on. "Oh well, I guess I don't technically have to use him if I don't want to. Ok, who's next?"


The next statue was in his Bankai form, and had his Vizard mask partially formed over the top of his eyes like a visor. Tensa Zangetsu was over his shoulder, his free hand was charging a Cero, and his face was fierce, but not blood-thirsty. ‘That must be close to how I looked against when I went Vizard against Grimmjow and Ulquiorra those few times before I died.’ This plaque read.


Skilled Ichigo-Stats:


Endurance-8500


Kido-3500


Zanjutsu-5500


Hakuda-6500


Hoho-6000


Reiatsu Amount-8500


Reiatsu Control-3000


Luck-2500


Specialty Points(2)-Player Choice


Bio: This model possesses the same backstory as Basic Ichigo. However, due to his body being more attuned to his Shinigami heritage through some quirk of fate, this model came out stronger in all branches of combat. His enhanced abilities have only served to increase his protector's instinct, and he fights just as fiercely for his friends as the basic model.


"Wow…," Ichigo murmured, "I think I'll go with this one, but first let's see what this last one is."


The last available statue was an oddity. His hands each bore three rings containing gemstones of amber, and a similar ring with a sapphire gemstone was around his neck. He had seven white crescent moons stitched onto the fabric of his normal outfit on his shins, elbows, arms, and chest. Finally, a grove of bamboo shoots appeared to be growing behind him. Here, the plaque said


Lucky Ichigo-Stats:


Endurance-2500


Kido-2500


Zanjutsu-2500


Hakuda-2500


Hoho-2500


Reiatsu Amount-2500


Reiatsu Control-2500


Luck-10000(Specialty Point**-Fatespinner)


Bio: Born under several lucky stars, a blue moon and the alignment of the planets, Lucky Ichigo has Lady Luck on speed dial. Any normal day-to-day events he gets involved with always come out in his favor due to his incredible fortune, and more major events are bent to his favor through the use of his Fatespinner ability.


“You know, I have to wonder…what’s the finish line for this game?” Ichigo asked aloud.


“Player must clarify query. Finish line?”


Ichigo groaned; this computer voice was incredibly literal, apparently. “What are the forms with the highest, most difficult requirements to unlock? And is there anything else to unlock besides new forms?”


“There are 50 models with relatively equal, exceptionally high requirements. Here is a random selection of three from this 50.” The computer voice replied, as it once more rearranged the statues and brought up three statues before Ichigo in a line. “As for other rewards…”


“Hold up.” Ichigo interrupted. “Tell me after I look over these final-level models.”


“As you wish.” The computer murmured.


Looking at the first one, he had to hold back a gasp of shock. This model of him wasn’t different in terms of his outfit…no, he still wore the normal Soul Reaper uniform…and he still had orange, spiky hair and brown eyes…but his expression was entirely serene, almost placid while behind him, in a semi-circle, floated multiple swords, amongst their number Zangetsu, Zabimaru, Kyoka Suigetsu, and many other of the Zanpaktou. In his right hand, he clutched Shinsou, and in his left, Haineko…


Sword Saint Ichigo-Stats:


Endurance-9000


Kido-1000


Zanjutsu-15000(Specialty Point****-Psionic Blade Control)


Hakuda-6000


Hoho-7500


Reiatsu Amount-7500


Reiatsu Control-7500


Luck-5000


Unlock Conditions: Must complete one play-though without ever once losing a swordfight. Must complete one play-through (can be the same one) without ever being disarmed of your blade, or having it destroyed. Must learn to wield at least four other Soul Reaper and/or Arrancar’s blades(This can be done over multiple play-throughs.).


Bio: If it’s a blade, he can wield it. Any Zanpaktou ever made also produces a copy for Sword Saint Ichigo to wield. Born from an Ichigo who learned to fight with any sword he could find, and to do so with a skill that even their normal wielders would find astonishing, he guards the Soul King and Soul Queen personally. In multiple millennia, none have passed by his blades without the approval of said monarchs.


“…Wow.” Ichigo said in awe. This model was…amazing, that was really the only word for it. “But…I thought…”


 “Certain models can break the rules of the game, and become more powerful than the caps placed on most models.” The computer immediately cut him off.


‘Literal-minded, but at least it knows what I’m thinking…’ Ichigo mused with a sigh of annoyance before he moved onto the second statue.


This one had armor over his whole torso and over half of his face made of golden skulls while the rest of his outfit was his normal uniform. Tensa Zangetsu in his hand glowed with an unearthly, crimson flame…


Hell Lord Ichigo-Stats:


Endurance-9500


Kido-9500


Zanjutsu-9500


Hakuda-9500


Hoho-9500


Reiatsu Amount-9500


Reiatsu Control-9500


Luck-9500


Specialty Points(4)-Player Choice


Unlock Conditions: Must go to Hell for whatever purpose, and discover the plot there. Must prevent said plot and earn the loyalty of the powers of Hell.


Additional Requirement: To be revealed once in Hell.


Bio: The Lord of the Dark Depths, this Ichigo is an unsteady ally of the Soul Reapers. He hates Hollows just as much as they do, but for the reason that so many of the evil souls that would rightfully be his often let themselves be converted into Hollows to bypass Hell entirely. But ultimately, his only desire is to keep his realm under control, by any means necessary…


“…Lord of Hell…damn, I can only imagine that this one makes me fairly dark…” Ichigo mused. “And now…for this last one.”


When Ichigo walked up to the last statue, he felt his jaw drop, his gaze widen and a small bit of drool leave his lips.


He looked…normal. Hell, he wasn’t even wearing a Soul Reaper uniform, just his school clothes…but around it, there were other statues of women. Rangiku, Unohana, Yoruichi, Rukia, Orihime and Kukaku…all naked, all kneeling, all wearing collars with chain leashes that all ran up to be collected in his right hand. And each had looks of utter adoration, submission and lust as they looked up at him.


Harem Master Ichigo-Stats:


Endurance-3500


Kido-3500


Zanjutsu-3500


Hakuda-3500


Hoho-3500


Reiatsu Amount-3500


Reiatsu Control-3500


Luck-3500


Specialty Points(4)-Player Choice


Special Bonus: Against Female opponents, stats all increase by 6500.


Special Bonus: Gains Alternate Specialty Point Skills.


Unlock Condition: Must convince at least five women to share you both romantically and physically in one play-through. Must dominate at least three of the following five women sexually in one play-through(This can be the same play-through.)[Yoruichi, Soi Fon, Unohana, Kukaku, Harribel].


Bio: A man both capable of and eager to sample all the beauties he can, this Ichigo has a harem that spans realms and keeps them in line with both a healthy and dominant sexual appetite and a loving nature that helps them feel safe and secure with him…


“……Holy Shit.” Was all he murmured, before he turned away and shook his head, “Later…won’t have that for a while, after all.”


“Would Player like to hear about other unlockable bonuses?”


Ichigo nodded, before he stopped and face-palmed. The voice couldn’t see him, “Please.”


“There is only one other unlockable that you must know about, Player. Each time you win the entire game as any model, you gain one bonus Specialty Point for each of the following play-throughs. As an example, were you to beat the game as Skilled Ichigo and then choose to play through as Lucky Ichigo, in addition to the two points in Luck, you’d have a third point of your choice to spend.”


"I see, thank you. ...Computer, how many files can I save and is there a way to return here easily?" Ichigo asked aloud. He had some plans forming, his brain(which was smarter than people gave him credit for, thank you very much Uryu and Hat-And-Clogs…) was cooking up some ideas for what he wanted to earn first.


"Player Query: You may possess a maximum of 10 files, and you may return here from your pause feature, though I would recommend saving whatever file you are already using beforehand, as returning here ends that file until resumed."


"How do I save my file?"


"Pause menu, but only outside of combat."


“And how do I access the pause menu?” Ichigo inquired once more.


“Merely speak the word Pause aloud.”


"Ok, I will be back sometime soon for other models. But for now," He walked over and tapped the Skilled Ichigo model, "Let's rock."


"Player must allocate Specialty Points." The computer intoned, bringing up a chart of his skills and the points he had yet to place in his choices.


"Hmmm, wonder where my non-saved file had his points…"


"Player Query: Although no save file exists of your previous playthrough, we do have records of how your points were allocated-They were not."


Ichigo twitched, "Could you repeat that one more time?"


"You never spent your points of any form during your last run-through. Due to this, you remained at level one for the entire time."


"Then how the fuck did I become strong enough to defeat Byakuya or even hold off the Arrancar?" Ichigo shouted out.


"In game upgrades-Bankai and Vizard modes respectively. Incidentally, you will have to retrain for both these modes should you acquire them again."


"Of course." Ichigo muttered as he looked over his choices. He did rather like the lifesaving value of having protected skin, but he wasn't sure if using both points in endurance off the bat was a smart move. He also weighed the value of placing the points into Hoho for the Cicada move or into Hakuda for the multi-hit technique Yoruichi had used to defend herself from the Stealth Force. "Well, no use just weighing the choices here. I'll only know what they're all capable of in combat once I've used them." He dropped one point in Endurance and watched as the words, ‘Reiatsu Barrier' appeared next to the point symbol. Deciding that improving his control might be a good idea for the future, as well as to satisfy his curiosity, he placed the last point into Reiatsu Control, along with making the intention of putting more regular points into said skill and observed as the words, 'Kido Reflection' appeared next to the point.


"While Reiatsu Barrier is a self-explanatory, passive ability, Kido Reflection requires an explanation." The computer began, "If a Kido spell launched at you is hit with a burst of your Reiatsu at exactly the right moment, the spell will rebound upon its originator. However, this burst must be both perfectly timed and perfectly measured. Too much Reiatsu or too early of a timing will cause it to explode against you, while too little Reiatsu or too late of a timing will not block it at all. Further, you can only reflect a Kido of a level up to your Reiatsu control ranking divided by one hundred."


"But it will be a useful ability for me?" He asked.


"Provided you practice extensively and place enough points in your Reiatsu Control to make it capable of reflecting higher level spells, yes, it will be a useful ability for you."


"Good to hear. Now, how do we start this?" He felt the ground under his feet move and looked down to see a pit below him, 'Oh shit'.


"Like this," the computer deadpanned as he fell, "New game, initialize."


"….Ow." Ichigo muttered as he pulled himself off of the floor before glaring at the ceiling, "You know, a teleporter would have worked just as well!" He shouted. A cursory glance around showed him to be in his actual room. Was he to wager a guess, he'd said that he had been placed into his room at the moment when Rukia appeared to him initially. He sensed Spiritual Energy behind him and grinned, 'Speak of the Devil'.


(AN: Well, if anyone has any suggestions for new Models or other little things I can add, feel free to say so in a review or PM. I’m always open to new ideas.)



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