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    In General 
The Oni are hideous horned demons from Japanese folklore. 10 of them (led by Tarakudo) commanded an army of Shadowkhan, who are demonic shadow warriors.
  • Ancient Evil: An evil army led by magical warlords that ravaged ancient Japan before being defeated and imprisoned. As stated in the Time Abyss section below, said army is possibly even older that the eight Demon Sorcerers.
  • Badass Army: The Oni and Shadowkhan could possibly engulf the entire world in darkness (figuratively and literally).
  • Casting a Shadow: All of them manipulate shadowy magic to produce their minions.
  • Fangs Are Evil: The Oni have sharp teeth.
  • Horned Humanoid: The Oni have small horns.
  • Keystone Army: While generally efficient, the Shadowkhan are dependent on their masters' instructions. Other than the Oni, people can control them only as long as they're wearing an Oni Mask or having Tarakudo's mark. Imprisoning Tarakudo in his mask seals also his Generals and all the Shadowkhan.
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: Subverted *Hard*. The major thrust and conflict of their entire arc is that Chinese and Japanese supernaturals are very different. Uncle struggles in the face of combat a force he wasn't trained to combat. It is Tohru, who manages find ways to combat them in the folktales of his childhood.
  • Leitmotif: During the 4th season, when Tarakudo or the Oni are involved, you hear a quiet sinister tone.
  • Near-Villain Victory: The Oni Generals are released by the heroes unknowingly doing the very thing that destroys their mask prisons — by gathering them in one location. The Oni then conquer Section 13 and begin summoning enough Shadowkhan to cover the entire Earth in darkness. Tarakudo imprisons the J-Team, and the Generals set out to spread the veil of darkness unopposed. The J-Team is able to stop and seal the Oni and the Shadowkhan away only after they accidentally discover the existence of the mask used for that purpose, and even then, getting the mask and placing it on Tarakudo's face is no easy feat.
  • Nothing Can Stop Us Now!: Ikazuki and Tarakudo say this line in Season 4's finale after they have imprisoned the J-Team.
    Ikazuki: It would seem humankind's last line of defense...
    Tarakudo: ... has reached the end of their line. Allowing our generals to resume their progress toward making this world a much darker place.
  • Oni / Youkai: The Oni are fearsome ogre-like demons from Japanese Mythology.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Once all 9 Oni Generals are united, they collectively possess enough power to eventually cover the entire world in darkness. Presumably, if Tarakudo were not a floating head, he could do this all by himself.
  • Sealed Army in a Can: Tarakudo was reduced to being a floating head and imprisoned in another dimension, while all the Oni Generals and their respective Shadowkhan tribes were trapped inside the Oni Masks. After Daolon Wong accidentally released Tarakudo, the latter seeks to liberate the other Oni and Shadowkhan. Eventually all the Oni and Shadowkhan are freed from their imprisonment, however all of them are trapped again inside a final Oni Mask placed on Tarakudo's face.
  • Time Abyss: Like the Demon Sorcerers, Tarakudo and his Generals are ancient, but their actual age is never stated. The fact that Shendu used one of the Oni Masks to summon the Shadowkhan, indicating they were defeated before he was turned into a statue, hints that the Oni might be even older than the Demon Sorcerers.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: According to Tohru, onions drive away the Oni, demonstrated when Tarakudo himself becomes much less good in the presence of said produce and retreats when its thrown in his face.

This face will stare at you from the SHADOWS!
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I am the one and only King of the Shadowkhan!

Voiced by: Miguel Ferrer

The main villain of Season 4. He is the king of the Shadowkhan and lord of all Oni. He seeks to release his nine Oni Generals and their Shadowkhan armies to take over the world.

  • Affably Evil: The least strict boss to the Enforcers and not particularly malevolent - while he still wants to take over the world, he isn't a dick about it.
  • All According to Plan: Says this in Black Magic after tricking Captain Black to summon the Sumo Khan and allowing him to take the Enforcers into custody.
    Tarakudo: Ahh, things are going exactly as I envisioned.
    Finn: This is the plan?
  • Arc Villain: Tarakudo appears in the first and last episodes of the fourth season.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He styles himself as the "Lord of all Oni" and "King of the Shadowkhan".
  • Badass Mustache: His mustache is similar to those included to the classical samurai masks.
  • Bad Boss: Downplayed when compared to the other Big Bads of the series, though he has his moments when the Enforcers stretch his patience.
  • Battle Strip: When he regains his body, he prepares for battle... by ripping off his shirt.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a goatee to complement his classical samurai mask appearance.
  • Benevolent Boss: This is the one of the biggest things that set him apart from the other villains. While the others have at best strained relationship with their associates, Tarakudo treats his underlings - human or Oni - more leniently, and his Generals are never shown plotting behind his back.
  • Berserk Button: He becomes absolutely murderous once he finds out that the J-Team has obtained his mask.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 4, being the leader of the Oni and the Shadowkhan.
  • Big "NO!": He yells this when he's being sucked into his mask.
  • Brought Down to Badass: When Tarakudo is hit with a spell that causes him to have a body so that the tenth mask can be used to seal away him and the rest of the Oni, it also removes his Mind over Matter powers. Even without them, sticking the mask to his face proved to be the only way to stop him and his armies.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: So much so that just the thought of good magic makes him feel sick.
  • Catchphrase: "My eyes! My eyes!" (when hit with an onion)
  • The Chessmaster: He shows himself to be a long-term planner with his Xanatos Gambit example (see below) and the fact that he hid the only known object that could be used to defeat him in a nearly inaccessible realm.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When he turns out to be evenly matched in telekinesis with Eggbert the Noble Rooster, he uses a distraction to take the rooster out.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: While the other villainous groups were prone to infighting and mistreating their workers, Tarakudo has a much more professional relationship with his generals and is fairly patient with the Enforcers, even explaining what Oni Masks' Shadowkhan do what. He's also much less formal, with a greater sense of humor.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He provides more humor than the other Big Bads with his dry wit.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: An Oni warlord with a lord's title.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Well before he officially appears in Season 4, his face is first shown on the cover of the Demon Archive, from which Jade makes a tattoo on her leg in Queen of the Shadowkhan. Also, in Sheep In, Sheep Out, the same mark is shown in Daolon Wong's cauldron when the dark chi wizard summons the Ninja Khan to serve him.
  • Evil Genius: For most of season 4, Tarakudo is little more than an intangible floating head with Mind over Matter powers. Yet he manages to he a credible threat due to his quick planning (such as his decision to make Captain Black The Mole after he puts on an oni mask) and manages to make the most out of his abilities. In fact during the season finale, it’s revealed that Tarakudo was pulling a Xanatos Gambit all along, when the heroes get all the oni masks which destroys the masks and his oni generals are released.
  • Evil Plan: Reunite his nine Shadowkhan armies and cover the entire Earth in darkness.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Helps that his voice is provided by Miguel Ferrer.
  • Evil Wears Black: When he regains his physical body, he appears in a black gi with red patterns.
  • Flying Face: For most of Season 4, Tarakudo is a floating head giving orders.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of the three first seasons due to one of his Shadowkhan armies being used as Shendu and (briefly) Daolon Wong's Elite Mooks, not to mention the mark of his face corrupting Jade into the Queen of the Shadowkhan.
  • Intangible Man: Tarakudo is an Intangible Floating Demon Head. It makes him a very difficult enemy to fight, but also forces him to rely heavily on his minions. He still prefers it to having a real body, since the only way he would get that is if someone found the mask that can seal him away.
  • Kick the Dog: After the Bat Khan mask is removed from Scruffy in The Amazing T-Troop, Tarakudo makes a telekinetic shot at Jade. Scruffy takes the shot and seems to die. Tarakudo merely says "Oops" and callously vanishes. Good thing nothing happened to Scruffy.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: After being forced into a physical body, Tarakudo drops the mental tricks and starts kicking Jackie's butt single-handedly.
  • Manipulative Bastard: When some of the Oni Masks end up on the faces of more noble-minded people, Tarakudo accelerates their corruption by encouraging or tricking them to call upon their darkness within.
  • Mark of the Beast: If anyone gets a tattoo of Tarakudo's face, they will have demonic powers and become evil.
  • Mind over Matter: Tarakudo has the power of levitation and telekinesis.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: "Bow before Tarakudo, King of all Shadowkhan, Lord of all Oni!"
  • Outside-Genre Foe: As the majority of the shows villain's were Chinese in origin, none of the heroes were prepared for a Japanese one to appear. Even Uncle had no idea who he was when he showed up.
  • Pungeon Master: He makes puns more than his predecessor Big Bads. In Fright Fight Night, after reproving Jackie's lack of a Halloween costume, he places a Jack-o'-lantern on his head, naming him "Jackie-o'-lantern". And in Ninja Twilight, when he first meets Viper, he says that she's quite a catch before trapping her in a fishnet.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He's red-skinned with black on some places. He also wears a black gi with red patterns in his physical form.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Personality-wise, the collected Tarakudo is blue to the boisterous Ikazuki's red. It's ironic because, in literal terms, Tarakudo's and Ikazuki's faces are red and blue respectively.
  • Satanic Archetype: Tarakudo has red and black colors in addition to horns and fangs. He also holds command over nine other demons and their infinite armies from the Shadowrealm as their Lord and King. Oh, and any mortal who marks themselves with his face is corrupted into a demon.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Tarakudo is accidentally released from imprisonment in another dimension by Daolon Wong. In the end of the season, Tarakudo's own mask is placed on his face, which traps not only him, but also all the other Oni and Shadowkhan.
  • Shirtless Scene: After the above mentioned Battle Strip, he spends his final screentime shirtless.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: After he regains his body, he performs this on El Toro and Viper at the same time, in mid-air no less. No weapons are used, and no blood is spilled.
  • Sore Loser: He admits being this before committing the above mentioned Kick the Dog moment.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Unlike most of the major supernatural foes shown, Tarakudo has amber eyes instead of red.
  • We Can Rule Together: Twice during the show, Tarakudo asks Jade if she's going to reclaim her title as the Queen of the Shadowkhan. It's up to debate how serious he is about this, but it's hinted that he'd want to be her mentor.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: As an Oni, Tarakudo's eyes are very sensitive to onions, and having it thrown in his face will make him retreat.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: For the above mentioned reason, he freaks out anytime he sees an onion.
  • Xanatos Gambit: The Oni generals are released whenever all nine masks are assembled in one place. Since Tarakudo is the only one that knows this, whether he gets all the masks, or the J-Team does, he still wins.
  • "You!" Exclamation: He does this when he first meets Jade, recognizing her as the former Queen of the Shadowkhan.
  • You Have Failed Me: When Chow loses the Ninja Khan Mask in The Masks of the Shadowkhan, Tarakudo says this trope word for word. However, when Chow kneels for mercy, Tarakudo brushes it off, stating the setback to be minor in the long run.
  • You Have No Idea Who You're Dealing With: He says this to Uncle during their second confrontation.
    Tarakudo: You have no idea who you are dealing with.
    Uncle: Enlighten me.
    Uncle: *gasps* So you are Japanese!
    Tarakudo: *knocks Uncle down with a telekinetic strike* Consider yourself enlightened.

Oni Generals

    In General
Yep, even the leader deserves to have a spot.
Click here to see them in their physical forms 

The 9 Oni who served Tarakudo as the commanders of the 9 sections of his Shadowkhan army. Each of them has been trapped inside a mask. Any mortal who wears an Oni Mask will be possessed, and can summon a unique type of Shadowkhan.

  • Bald of Evil: Most of them don't have hair on their heads.
  • Body Horror: When a mask is worn, the user's face (and sometimes their whole body) will change to resemble that of the Oni possessing them.
  • Body Snatcher: Once the mask's host uses their Shadowkhan, they begin to have equal control of the user's body, whether the user (namely Captain Black, Finn, Paco, Jade and Valmont) want them to or not.
  • Brain Food: Apparently some, if not all of them, like to eat human brains.
  • Casting a Shadow: Summoning the Shadowkhan and spreading darkness are the main powers of the Oni Generals.
  • The Corruption: Anyone wearing a mask is slowly taken over by the Oni within. It's subtle at first, but the longer a mask is worn and more power is used, the more influence the Oni gains on the wearer until they barely act like humans at all anymore.
  • Demonic Possession: When an Oni Mask is placed on the face of the user, they are still conscious of their actions, but are greatly influenced by the mask, and eventually it will completely take over. Good natured individuals keep control longer, but will eventually fall under control, especially if they attempt to use the Oni's powers. Finn was the only one who wasn't affected, because the Rat Talisman awakened Ikazuki was accidentally placed on his butt.
  • Evil Masks: The season's MacGuffins are masks that can summon different breeds of Shadowkhan. That is the main reason the human villains want the masks in the first place.
  • Evil Wears Black: After they are freed from their masks, they wear almost fully black uniforms.
  • Flat Characters: Aside from Ikazuki, they don't get much characterization beyond vileness and loyal devotion to Tarakudo.
  • Four Star Badasses: They all command vast Shadowkhan armies, and they fought personally before their imprisonment and after their liberation.
  • Made of Iron: After they are released from their masks, a blast from the Dragon Talisman doesn't injure them.
  • Masks of Power: Anyone who wears an Oni Mask gains control over the respective Shadowkhan army and enhanced physical abilities.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: All of the Oni Generals are trapped within masks and by extension, the Shadowkhan they control. Ultimately, all the Generals are sealed in the mask designed to imprison Tarakudo.
  • Slasher Smile: Their pointy teeth cause them to make these.
  • Summon Magic: Each Oni General commands a tribe of Shadowkhan and, as per usual, can summon them at will. Shendu commanded one tribe because he magically manipulated one of the masks.
  • The Voiceless: Excluding Ikazuki, they're never heard speaking.
  • Undying Loyalty: They all have this towards Tarakudo, as they're never shown plotting behind his back.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Onions can normally hurt them, unless an Oni Mask is attached to a human host.
  • Wild Hair: Some of them have this, as you might expect from the reputedly wild Onis.

Click here to see his physical form 
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

The only Oni General who is named. He is the second-in-command behind Tarakudo. He can summon Samurai Khan.

  • Bring It: When he makes Finn hand walk in order to fight Jackie, he makes this gesture with Finn's foot.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite being the most powerful and the only named one of the Oni Generals, Ikazuki is often at the butt of all jokes. First by being revived without a body, then by literally being stuck on Finn's butt for his debut episode, and finally being "creamed" between Viper and El Toro's body slam.
  • Cool Helmet: An illustration of Ikazuki depicts him wearing a samurai helmet. He gets back to wearing it after he's released.
  • Confusion Fu: In order to fight Jackie while stuck on Finn's backside, Ikazuki has him walk on hands. By using Finn's limbs in this unusual fighting position, Ikazuki gains an edge over Jackie.
  • The Dragon: In The Demon Behind, Ikazuki is addressed as Tarakudo's second-in-command by Tohru. This comes into play in the fourth season finale, where Ikazuki orders the other Demon Generals to attack the Chans and remains with Tarakudo at Section 13 base during the Earth's invasion.
  • The Dreaded: Ikazuki is feared as Tarakudo's most fearsome general. However, it's played for laughs as he ends up the Butt-Monkey in all appearances — in his first, literally.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: He commands Samurai Khan and is acknowledged as the most fearsome Oni General.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: He ends up trying this trick with Finn on Tohru to make him provide them the mask removal potion, with Ikazuki being the Bad Cop to Finn's Good Cop.
  • Hot-Blooded: He is bad-tempered and quick to bark orders and threats.
  • Jerkass: He's respectful toward Tarakudo and presumably toward the other Generals, but toward everyone else he acts condescendingly. This attitude plays in his defeat when Finn removes him from his butt and renders him back to his powerless state, both because he's fed up with Ikazuki's arrogance and needs to go to the bathroom.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Twice he orders people to bow before "his mighty form".
  • Meaningful Name: The word "ikazuchi" is Japanese for "thunder". And this general's personality is thunderous.
  • Pride: He has a high opinion about himself, calling his face glorious and refusing to humble himself before anyone else than his master even as a powerless talking mask.
  • Number Two: He is Tarakudo's second-in-command and exerts a degree of authority over the other Oni generals.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Personality-wise, the boisterous Ikazuki is red to the collected Tarakudo's blue. It's ironic because, in literal terms, Tarakudo's and Ikazuki's faces are red and blue respectively.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Like the other generals. Is ultimately imprisoned within Tarakudo's mask, along with everyone else.
  • Summon Magic: He commands, and can summon, the Samurai Khan.
  • Two Beings, One Body: The Rat Talisman is used on his mask to make him talk. Later he accidentally is stuck onto Finn's rear.
  • Undying Loyalty: He refuses to reveal the Chans a way to defeat his master when they're interrogating him.
  • Villainous Friendship: Tarakudo is the only one whom Ikazuki is shown addressing in a respectful manner. When Tarakudo first meets Ikazuki after centuries of separation, he says it to be good to meet his right-hand again, looks disturbed by the unusual situation Ikazuki's in at the time and tries to address it in a polite way.
  • Villainous Valour: Say what you will about Ikazuki's arrogance, but he doesn't lack daring. After it becomes clear he's powerless as a bodiless talking mask, he refuses to answer the Chans' questions about his master's weaknesses. He then manages to sneak out of Section 13 by holding on to people's clothes with his teeth. While stuck on Finn's rear, he fights Jackie by making Finn hand walk, actually gaining the upper hand. After Finn removes Ikazuki himself, the general retains his defiant attitude until the Rat Talisman is removed from him.
  • Villain Respect: He considers Tohru to be a worthy potential host.

The Shadowkhan

    In General
Demonic shadow spirits. They were introduced as ninjas who served Shendu, and briefly Jade. In Season 4, we learn that their original masters were the Oni, and there are 9 different varieties of them.
  • The Corruption: To anyone who summons them who isn't already evil, and sometimes even then. It's the summoning that starts it, not the Oni Masks, as the corrupting only sets in once they are called upon. Though more noble-minded people can resist for a time, the Oni's influence will dominate the host eventually.
  • Dark Is Evil: Quite literally, see Living Shadow.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: When they "die", they vaporize into black mist.
  • Elite Mooks: They are far more skilled and deadly than The Enforcers.
  • Evil Wears Black: They wear black clothes (or black skin).
  • Faceless Goons: There's exactly only one instance in the entire series when a Shadowkhan is shown without its mask.
  • Hive Drones: The Shadowkhan armies are pretty much this if the respective Oni General or Oni Mask wielder is the Hive Queen: they have a wide range of abilities by default, they don't speak or show individualism whatsoever, and they materialize only to protect their master and carry out orders without question.
  • Humanoid Abomination: All but the Leech Khan and the Squid Khan, to varying degrees.
  • The Legions of Hell: They're demonic warriors serving ten Japanese demons, they originate from the Shadowrealm, and they're so numerous that they can cover the entire Earth in darkness.
  • Living Shadow: Shadowkhan are just that, shadows manifested into physical form.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: They all wear ninja-like masks. We only get to see one Squid Khan's mask removed (and its face wasn't pretty). Presumably, all Shadowkhan are equally as horrifying underneath.
  • Mundane Utility: Some people have used the Shadowkhan for something else than combat. For example:
    • When Jade got control of the Ninja Khan in Queen of the Shadowkhan, she used them as household servants.
    • When Ratso got the Razor Khan Oni Mask, he used his Shadowkhan to play baseball.
    • Captain Black is a double subversion. When he got the Sumo Khan Oni Mask, he decided to replace all the Section 13 agents with Shadowkhan, claiming that they were better than humans in every way. We see several shots of Shadowkhan typing on computers, checking folders, arresting people... and mopping the floor.
  • Our Demons Are Different: They come in many different shapes and sizes.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Like the Demon Sorcerers, Shadowkhan all have glowing red eyes of some sort, except for the eyeless Leech Khan.
  • Sealed Army in a Can: The Shadowkhan are all bound to the Oni Masks, until someone wears a mask and summons them. In the end, all the Shadowkhan are trapped inside Tarakudo's mask, along with the Oni.
  • Shadow Walker: The Shadowkhan can use shadows as dimensional doors. They once traveled through the Shadow Realm in order to enter Jade's dream.
  • Smoke Out: Ninja Khan sometimes disappear by using smoke bombs. Samurai Khan are also shown to be capable of this.
  • Summon Magic: The Shadowkhan can be summoned anywhere where there is ambient shadow.
  • A Villain Named Khan: Shadowkhan.
  • Villain Override: It's shown in Black Magic that an Oni Mask wielder can see and hear through their Shadowkhan's senses.
  • The Voiceless: They never speak, and it's likely that they even can't speak.

    Ninja Khan
The most common kind of Shadowkhan, and the only type seen until Season 4. They have been summoned by Shendu and Daolon Wong (through sorcery), Jade and Tohru (with the Mark of Tarakudo), and Chow (with an Oni Mask).
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Whether it's five or dozen of them, they would take the same amount of effort to dispatch.
  • Flechette Storm: Sometimes they do this with their shuriken.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Averted. While they usually face the heroes face-to-face, they are actually very good at being stealthy and unseen in spite of their numbers.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When their mask is worn by Chow, they are dispelled after Jade takes a shuriken thrown by one of them, which is then used to make the associated mask removal potion.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They're the most human-like in appearance, besides the blue skin and red eyes.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: When compared to the other Shadowkhan, they appear to be the most versatile.
  • Knife Nut: They can summon various weapons, but they mostly use throwing stars.
  • McNinja: Subverted. They initially seem like this, as ninjas are Japanese and Shendu is Chinese. Eventually it's revealed that Shendu merely possessed the mask that grants control over them.
  • Mook Carryover: Inverted. They are introduced as servants of Shendu, but they originally served Tarakudo, despite him not appearing until Season 4. Played straight with Jade's Queen of the Shadowkhan persona and to a lesser extent with Chow when he puts on the mask, though in both cases the summoner became Brainwashed and Crazy. Daolon Wong tried to do this, but ended up freeing Tarakudo instead, though he had briefly controlled them in an earlier episode.
  • Ninja: They run and jump around, use martial arts, and throw shuriken.
  • Not Quite Flight: They have in their suits capes which they can use for gliding.
  • Replacement Mooks: When Daolon Wong gets fed up with the Enforcers' incompetence in Sheep In, Sheep Out, he replaces them with the Ninja Khan until he decides that they're not superior after all.
  • Wall Crawl: They're shown to be able to do this without any visible tools for that purpose.

    Razor Khan
These Shadowkhan attack with sharp blade-like claws. They are summoned by Ratso with an Oni Mask.
  • Noodle People: While it's not exaggerated, their torso, head and limbs are thin. A special mention goes to their legs: they have pointed blades as their legs.
  • Wall Crawl: They can do this thanks to the blades their limbs consist of.

    Bat Khan
Flying Shadowkhan. They are summoned by Scruffy the dog, who somehow got an Oni Mask on his face.

    Sumo Khan
Large and strong Shadowkhan. They are summoned by Captain Black with an Oni Mask.

    Samurai Khan
Ikazuki's henchmen, who are Exactly What It Says on the Tin. They are summoned by the reanimated Ikazuki Mask, while he was placed on Finn's butt.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Their shadow katanas.
  • Armor Is Useless: See the Fake Ultimate Mook below.
  • Cool Helmet: That too comes from being a samurai.
  • Fake Ultimate Mook: They're big, heavily armored samurai that wield shadow swords able to cut through anything, yet in the end they're just as easily defeated as the Ninja Khan (or even easier). The fact that they're Ikazuki's Shadowkhan is a justification.
  • Glass Cannon: Their extremely sharp shadow katanas give them an edge in offence, but it turns out that despite their armor, even so little as tripping them suffices to dissipate them.
  • Heavily Armored Mook: They wear a full suit of samurai armor.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Besides being quite tall and having red eyes and blue hands, they're quite human-looking.
  • Samurai: It's in their name after all.

    Squid Khan
Slimy tentacled monsters who can "stretch like taffy". They are summoned by Paco with an Oni Mask.
  • Combat Tentacles: Naturally, being squid monsters and all.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Squid Khan are the only kind of Shadowkhan whose face we see, which turn out to be that of a hideous demonic-looking Cthulian monster.
  • Extra Eyes: They have seven little round eyes.
  • Tentacle Rope: Their squid tentacles can be used for restraint.
  • Tentacled Terror: They are particularly creepy ones to boot.
  • Too Many Mouths: They seem to have another mouth on top of their head!

    Crab Khan
They have large crab-like pincers in their right arms, and large scorpion-like stabbing claws in their left arms. They were temporarily split in half, because their Oni Mask was also split in half. They're summoned by Valmont and Jade with the two halves of the mask.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Valmont and Jade each end up wearing half an Oni Mask, so when they summon their Crab Khan, they each end up getting the left and right halves of each mook. Valmont's Shadowkhan retain the heads, while Jade's don't.
  • Hybrid Monster: Like stated above, one of their arm has a crab-like pincers, and the other has a scorpion-like stabbing claw.
  • Lightning Bruiser: When they are whole, they come off as strong, fast and durable.
  • Power Pincers: What else would they need those crab claws for?
  • Who Needs Their Whole Body?: Played with. The left half-Shadowkhan (the ones who retained the heads) are able to fight somewhat effectively. The headless right half-Shadowkhan can barely get anything done.

    Leech Khan
They start out very small and pathetic, but they grow larger every time they eat a human's shadow (which incapacitates the victim). They are summoned by Hak Foo with an Oni Mask.
  • Adorable Evil Minions: Really tiny Shadowkhan who look like plushies.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The largest we see grows taller than most of the buildings of San Francisco.
  • Casts No Shadow: When they have eaten a person's shadow, the victim literally casts no shadow, as seen with Tohru and Chow.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Along with the Squid Khan, they look very monstrous and unearthly when compared to the other Shadowkhan.
  • Eyeless Face: They're the only Shadowkhan type that doesn't seem to have eyes.
  • Four-Legged Insect: When they grow in size, they are revealed to have four legs. Try to imagine a leech with four legs at its lower body, and you have it.
  • Giant Mook: Eventually, they can grow really huge.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: They're not ninja warriors like the others, so they can't beat up enemies in a straightforward manner. However, they grow stronger with every shadow they consume.
  • Killer Rabbit: Because of how small they are, the Leech Khan are mistaken for harmless at first.
  • Magikarp Power: The Leech Khan start off too weak to fight at all. If they manage to feed enough though, they can become the size of buildings.
  • Mini Mook: The Leech Khan start out very tiny.
  • Miracle-Gro Monster: They grow by eating shadows of living creatures.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: They have a jaw full of razor sharp teeth in place of eyes.
  • Wall Crawl: At least the smaller ones can do this.

    Mantis Khan
Four-legged creatures with blade-like arms. Nobody gets to wear their Oni Mask, but they appear briefly after their Oni General is freed.


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