I did a little more than just make a japanese deity of myself, but also I wanted to make my own raijin form :3 Mind you, he’s probably the most strangest and seemingly unlike-a-raijin thing you ever seen, but I assure you he is one. ( I feel like he seems a little more aquatic creature-dragon thing than a typical raijin, but I LOVE how he looks and it’s a first for me to experiment around with faces, so yeah ;3 )
Kaminari no Hanabi was at first going to be his own character, but… I ultimately decided that he is actually the alternate form of Sozo-Ryoku, a more godly form he undertakes: think of Sozo as his mortal form and Kaminari as his TRUE kami form :3 Their nose shapes are quite similar, so I’d be mad not to utilize both beautiful entities at once <3 In fact… you can imagine Sozo transforms into Kaminari like this: him inhaling air, bloating out, clouds coating him and his form changing quite vibrantly, soon THOOMING out and becoming his new form – and when he wants to change back, he can deflate and shrivel back to his other form ;D
Kaminari is a more actively fun and mischievous form of the imagination deity form he once took: he can let his grown and harnessed powers come into full bloom and presentation, and exert them however he wishes. In this form, he’s much stronger physically, albeit larger and heavier… and likes to manipulate his energy into fireworks. Preferably, he launches them into the clouds and when they explode, beautifully colorful lightning and shimmering rain bursts from the ones he launch: red, blue, green, yellow, purple, violet, indigo, black… you name it! Mind you, if he needs to he can also manipulate firework danmaku if he chooses to defend or attack with! His counters are even pretty nasty, involving the use of explosions, counter fireworks heat-seeking you, or even strong beams of colored lightning to shock you equal to the damage he receives.
Even if, by some miracle to his foes, you entirely destroy him… (realize you can’t truly kill a deity) he will still emerge from the remnants as a big pair of eyes, that can simply find material to reshape his body fully and successfully without much time to wait in the regeneration process – gunpowder, paper, fire, whatever natural element there is plentifully enough of, his eyes will plop right in and ERUPT from it full-bodied and ready to go again… or that’s what he’d like at least. He truly needs time to regenerate and readjust to a newly constructed body once after such a process, lest he’ll be at only a fraction of his strength and truly risk being entirely destroyed for good. More odds though, he'll switch back to his "mortal" god form, Sozo-Ryoku, until his kami powers have maximally charged back up entirely~