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Sado Yasutora, also known as Chad, is the classmate and friend of Kurosaki Ichigo. Chad is a huge and muscular teenager who was brought up in Mexico. He is also extremely tough, protecting Ichigo with his body from punches, recovering from a steel girder falling onto him, and colliding with a motorcycle and still able to carry the motorcyclist to the hospital. Although physically strong, Chad is actually a very quiet and gentle person.
Chad was born in Okinawa, Japan. But during his youth, his parents took him to Mexico. Unfortunately, they died there and Chad was left all alone, until he was adopted by a man named Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa. Chad calls him Abuelo (grandfather in Spanish).
During his youth, Chad was very violent due to his strength and size. Abuelo tried to teach him to be gentle, but was unsuccessful. Until one day, Chad was getting beat badly and Abuelo stepped in to protect him. Abuelo stood there, taking every punch and never fought back. Eventually the enemies left, and Chad vowed that from that day on he’ll never fight, unless it is to protect others.
Chad has a tattoo on his left shoulder that reads “Amore e Morte” (Love and Death). It is made up of a heart, a snake and a pair of angel wings around the heart. Chad is also known to be fairly good with his studies in school.
Sado Yasutora’s Powers
In the beginning, Chad had no powers. Neither can he see Hollows and spirits. But during the encounter where he saved Ichigo’s sister, Karin, from a Hollow, he began to see them. It was also during same encounter where he first realized his powers, which is in the form of an armor on his right arm. The armor is black in color, with white and red stripes and a Y-shaped design near the top.
With the armor on, Chad is capable of firing powerful blasts of energy. And after being trained by Shihouin Yoruichi, he learnt to fire multiple blasts a day and hardly gets tired.