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In the Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox universe, the Kyuushingai ("Nine Terrors") are nine individuals who were actively involved in a 365-day rampage that left most of the region damaged and its people terrified of them. All sorts of Urban Legends have been created concerning their exploits, but to date the nine remain steeped in myth.

Tropes relating to the Kyuushingai as a group, or regarding the rumors and legends about them, are listed immediately below; more character-specific tropes are found in the relevant character lists in this folder (Naruto's entry is in his own folder, while Gaara's entry is in the LOVE character folder).

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    The Group as a Whole 
  • 0% Approval Rating: As a collective, the Kyuushingai are feared and held in disdain by the general population because of the events of the 365 days. Among specific individuals, the Terrors' actual status is mixed, and opinions can shift once persons get to know a particular member of the Nine well enough; for instance, Naruto is either outright loathed because he was a Kyuushingai (especially by the residents of Whirl City, with a small handful of exceptions there) or is treated with varying levels of respect (his inner circle at Konoha High, the Hyuga family's staff, Mabui, Yugao, etc.) or indifference (Mangetsu simply doesn't care, while Haruna eventually decides to view him based on his own merits).
  • Animal Theme Naming: Their code-names, as revealed in Chapter 3: Shukaku the Raccoon (Gaara), Matatabi the Cat (Yugito), Isobu the Turtle (Yagura), Son Goku the Gorilla (Roshi), Kokuo the Horse (Han), Saiken the Slug (Utakata), Chomei the Beetle (Fuu), Gyuki the Bull (Killer Bee), and Kurama the Fox (Naruto). Yugito later reveals that Killer Bee pulled double-duty with his rapper nickname.
  • Ascended Extra: Applies specifically to those members of the Terrors not named Naruto, Gaara or Killer Bee, as those three were major characters in canon (and one was the series' titular character). As for the other six, while their jinchuriki status certainly impacted the canon series' plot, the characters themselves weren't showcased that much (although Utakata got a limelight flashback in the anime).
  • The Dreaded: According to the back-story, and it's made worse because to date nobody even knows what they look like. During the 365 days, cities that hadn't been impacted by the Nine Terrors made a point of being extremely courteous to people they didn't know, in case said strangers might turn out to be one of the Nine and cause upheaval if crossed. The terror they inspired was so great that Mizuki's taking advantage of their reputation was enough for him to control most of Konoha Town.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Had none of the Nine agreed to be trained by the government, and had the 365 days not happened, it's unlikely any of them would have become what they eventually did.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: One rumor about the Nine Terrors states that they were cannibalistic blood-drinkers who liked to eat babies.
  • Mugging the Monster: People who don't know who they are tend to pick fights with them disturbingly often. They usually pick Naruto and simply get a beating, but when they get Yugito or Fuu they usually die.
  • Neural Implanting: How the nine people who would later become the Kyuushingai got their advanced intelligence. According to Naruto, by using this method, the scientists who worked on the nine were able to cram ten years' worth of training into four months' time, and they were able to learn several languages, combat tactics and weapons skills by this method. However, in a variation of this trope, they had to actually practice the newly-gotten skills for the information to stick.
  • One-Man Army: Just one member alone is said to be able to take on a whole gang without sustaining a scratch, or kill 300 people within a fortnight.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: According to the various rumors about them arising from the 365 days' carnage, in addition to their individual One-Man Army status, all nine together could conceivably reduce a city to ashes in less than an hour.
  • Shrouded in Myth: While nobody denies that the Nine Terrors exist, nobody is sure what their agenda is/was or even what they look like, resulting in all sorts of unreliable stories about them. Mizuki takes advantage of this to pass himself off as a former Kyuushingai, three months prior to the start of the story.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Again, applies specifically to those members of the terrors not named Naruto, Gaara or Killer Bee; in canon, the others were killed at different points in time by Akatsuki.
  • Supersoldier: What they were trained to be.
  • Urban Legends: As explained above, a lot of these cropped up about the Kyuushingai and the 365 days, within the two-year Time Skip after the end of that time, and most of those legends made the Nine Terrors out to be superhuman beings based on the level of destruction that was left in their wake. Aside from the rumors and legends listed here, there are claims that collateral damage from any two Kyuushingai fighting each other would be catastrophicnote , that a waiter who spilled some soup while serving a guest had a massive Freak Out due to his fear that he might've offended one of the Kyuushingainote , that the Terrors were over nine feet tall and 400 poundsnote , that they wielded exotic weaponsnote , and that the real death toll from the 365 days was between 1000 and 2000 casualties despite the "official" number being 247note .
  • You Are Already Dead: According to the rumors, the Kyuushingai could kill people so quickly that the victims wouldn't even know they were dead till after the fact.

    Nii Yugito 
A member of the Kyuushingai, code-named "Matatabi the Cat." Two years after the 365-day carnage, she's working as a government agent, first being introduced in the story when she arrives to warn Naruto about the activities of Akatsuki.
  • Action Girl: By proxy since she was a member of the Kyuushingai.
  • Aggressive Submissive: Itachi surmises that she's this. Yugito doesn't deny it.
  • All Women Are Prudes: Averted with Yugito. While she confides to Itachi late in the story that she's in fact a virgin, she's not afraid of showing off her body, as the Shameless Fanservice Girl trope below outlines. And the seventh Gaiden implies she's not afraid to use a few...sexual aids in consummating her marriage to Itachi later on.
  • Amazonian Beauty: On full display in Chapter 43, where Hinata catches her in a Shower of Awkward and then spends a few minutes Eating the Eye Candy. Hinata observes that Yugito has significant muscular tone all over, including her limbs and butt, as well as a total absence of belly fat that allows for showcasing of her abs. Plus, elsewhere throughout the story Yugito is described as being a Head-Turning Beauty.
  • Animal Motif: Hers is the cat. Different characters have at one time or another addressed her as "kitty-cat" or some other cat-themed variation, plus she uses claws to fight, she can be stealthy when necessary, and on at least one occasion she chooses milk as a drink order.
  • Ascended Extra: In canon, even as one of the jinchuriki, she had an extremely minor role overall. Here, although she's first introduced in Chapter 39, she soon gains ground as a major character in her own right.
  • Badass Teacher: Becomes one for Hinata.
  • Bathing Beauty: Whether in a hot tub or a Waterfall Shower, she apparently loves engaging in this. She actually admits to Itachi that she likes taking baths whenever she can.
  • Beneath the Mask: Beneath the tough-as-nails Action Girl who happens to be shameless about showing off her body, there is a woman who is scared of being vulnerable, helpless, or in any way unable to defend herself, as well as someone who just wants to be a normal person. Itachi is the only person who she's willingly removed the mask for, to date, though Hinata has gotten a brief glimpse underneath it as well.
  • Big Breast Pride: "No implants...everything's 100 percent me."
  • Boobs of Steel: According to Hinata's observation, Yugito's melons aren't quite the size of actual melons, but they're still impressively sized. Additionally, Yugito is one of the stronger fighters in the story.
  • Cool Big Sis: Develops this relationship with Hinata.
  • Covert Pervert: Implied in the seventh Gaiden where she had a number of, ahem, tools ready to use with Itachi on their wedding night.
    Itachi: Uh, Yugito, dear...are those what I think those are...? And what's that thing for...? And what the hell is THAT?
  • Even the Girls Want Her: At least, going off of Hinata's blushing while seeing her in the Waterfall Shower in Chapter 43...plus the fact that Hinata keeps watching after the initial surprise.
  • Fair Cop: She used to be this prior to her Kyuushingai training. She was fairly high-ranking too, having made detective-sergeant at the time of her volunteering for the Kyuushingai program.
  • Good Is Not Nice or Soft: Just because she's on Naruto's side, that doesn't mean she'll go easy on opponents. Just ask Kin, Monjin and Hidan...oh wait.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In Chapter 77, she confides to Itachi that she just wants to be a regular woman, as far as her feelings toward her Kyuushingai status are concerned.
    Yugito: Sometimes I wish I could just be...me. Not an ex-cop. Not a member of the Nine Terrors. Not a secret government operative. Just me.
    Itachi: And...who is Nii Yugito?
    Yugito: Nii Yugito is a woman who likes to take hot baths or cold showers whenever she can. Nii Yugito is a bit of a daring exhibitionist. Nii Yugito likes to make fun with those she considers her friends. Nii Yugito...is normal.
  • Little Black Dress: She is introduced in Chapter 39 wearing one of these at the Hyuga social event.
  • Ms. Fanservice / Shameless Fanservice Girl: Yugito isn't shy about taking a Waterfall Shower whenever she can, even if someone happens to come across her that way. She's actually quite amused that Hinata, having accidentally caught her in just such a situation, has thereafter spent a good few minutes staring at the older woman's, uh, assets. Of course, Yugito puts on a bathrobe afterward, since Hinata's there to talk about serious matters and she doesn't want to embarrass the young girl further (but she's not above verbally teasing her about it).
    Yugito: Enjoying the view, Hyuga-chan?
  • Sexy Mentor: For Hinata. Also for Naruto, to a lesser degree.
  • The Tease: She deliberately let Hinata see her in the Waterfall Shower just to get a rise out of the younger woman, as she later admits to Itachi.
  • Tsundere: As revealed in the first Gaiden chapter, she has this attitude toward Itachi long before their Relationship Upgrade.
  • Two Girls to a Team: With Fuu, during their stint in the Kyuushingai.
  • Wolverine Claws: Her weapon of choice for melee combat is a pair of gloves equipped with claws that are hidden inside the knuckles, activated or deactivated as needed via a hidden mechanism in the palm of the gloves' heels.note 

    Utakata 
A member of the Kyuushingai, with the code-name "Saiken the Slug." Two years after the 365-day carnage, he has become a serial killer who focuses on doctors and their families.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In canon, he's not particularly stated to be an evil person, albeit he was one of the jinchuriki who'd gotten disillusioned due to mistreatment by his village.
  • Ax-Crazy: Had hints of this before he became a Kyuushingai. The training he underwent did not help in this regard, although he had the presence of mind to hide his mental illness from the attending physicians and trainers in charge of the program.
    Utakata: They allowed a psychopath like me to be transformed into a SMART psychopath.
  • Badass Longcoat: A blue one.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Averted, much to Naruto's surprise when they fight. Despite being proficient at long-range whip-fighting, Utakata proves himself capable of using empty-hand techniques, including kicks, if his opponent happens to get inside his range. Lampshaded by Utakata himself when, moments after Naruto's gotten close enough to land a few hits, he shocks Naruto by pulling an over-arcing kick that catches the blond boy right in the face.
    Utakata: You think I was only going to focus on one type of fighting style?
  • The Dragon: To the Kira-Killers during their arc.
  • Glass Cannon: Good at dishing out hits long-range (and short-range too, if pressed), but suffers a great deal if he's hit himself.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Prior to Utakata showing up, every opponent Naruto faced was out of their league (Mizuki and his gang, Aoi, Kiba), skilled but not malicious enough to actually want to kill him (Sasuke, Jugo, Sai, Shikamaru), or, at worst, antagonistic but unable to follow through with extreme violence for one reason or another (Suigetsu, Tenten). The Slug? He's able to fight Naruto in a potential death-match on equal footing and has no qualms about taking off Naruto's head and almost does so, only failing due to quick movements on Naruto's part. That's the first indication that things are not going to be business as usual from then on out.
  • Leave No Witnesses: Whenever Utakata went on a serial-killing spree during the two-year Time Skip, anybody unlucky enough to be in the vicinity would not escape, even if they weren't his specified targets. It's the reason he managed to elude the law for as long as he did.
  • Serial Killer: As noted above. His particular targets were all involved in the Kyuushingai's training.
  • Slasher Smile
  • Whip It Good: Utakata's signature weapon, during his time with the Kyuushingai. Specifically, he utilizes two whips that are outfitted with blades along their length; the blades are strategically placed so that they won't impede the whips' natural ability to bend, making them pseudo-whip-swords; as well, the author's commentary notes that this was inspired by Cho of the Jupon Gatana. It's how Kizashi was able to figure out that the serial killing spree during the last two years was Utakata's doing. When Naruto is told of the whip-wounds the victims sustained, he too figures it out.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Utakata, in his debut chapter, shows that he's not averse to murdering children, as evidenced by the speech he gives their father before butchering him.
    Utakata: Don't worry about your children. They are beyond help now...just as your wife is...just as you soon will be.
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    Yagura 
A member of the Kyuushingai, with the code-name "Isobu the Turtle." He is a gang leader who hails from Mist City and is the leader of the infamous Blood Mist gang. When first introduced in the main timeline, he's accepting an invitation from Gaara to join forces with LOVE, specifically as the primary distributor of Gaara's Gold Sand drug, and is later inducted into LOVE's Council of the Dawn as the holder of the seat of Frostnote .
  • The Aggressive Drug Dealer: He jumps on board when Gaara offers to make him the primary dealer with control over 90 percent of the profit from the sale of Gaara's "merchandise."
  • All Crimes Are Equal: He believes that sexual crimes are no different from other types of crime. The rest of the Council proceeds to explain why that won't fly with them.
  • Break the Haughty: Starts happening to him from the moment Hinata, who clearly shouldn't be able to match him in a straight-up fight, manages to fend him off, even conking him with a frying pan in the process. Following that, he gets several pot-shots to the crotch during his fight with Yugito, he gets dunked into a pool, he has a murder attempt foiled and his balls squeezed to subdue him, several onlookers take photos and videos of said ball-squeezing...
  • The Butcher: He's alternatively known as "the Butcher of Mist City's Valley of the Shadow of Death," or just "the Mist City Butcher." He's known by those nicknames for a reason.
  • Disappeared Dad: In his back-story, his father, who was a career criminal, was shot to death by the police.
  • The Dreaded: His name is well known even to the ordinary citizens of Konoha Town. Keep in mind, this is without his Kyuushingai status being public knowledge.
    Haku: I've heard of that guy...his crimes are ghastly.
  • Fantastic Drug: He's the main peddler of the Gold Sand drug-pill for Gaara.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: His facial scar, here having been given to him by Naruto.
  • Jury and Witness Tampering: Among Yagura's many atrocities as leader of the Blood Mist gang, it's revealed that he caused the disappearances of several key witnesses in a case where he was charged with the gangland slaying of six men in one night.
  • Knife Nut: While at the Hyuga mansion, he gleefully wields a meat-cleaver and a steak-knife, one in each hand.
  • Lower-Class Lout: Chapter 40, his introductory chapter, explicitly states that he grew up in poverty as the son of a prostitute, and he and the Blood Mist Gang reside in a run-down building in Mist City's Seppuku Society neighborhood. It's emphasized when he meets Gaara for dinner in the same chapter, as while Gaara orders a venison steak, potato salad, pasta with mushroom sauce, and a pineapple-banana blended drink, Yagura makes a simpler order of a hamburger with extra onions, hash browns, chicken nuggets with sweet-and-sour sauce, and a cola, despite them being in a very luxurious restaurant where he could order something more expensive on Gaara's dime.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast / Red Baron: As Chapter 62 reveals, one of his nicknames is "the Butcher of the Valley of the Shadow of Death." Later chapters establish that he has a shorter nickname, "the Mist City Butcher," which is no less intimidating.
  • Son of a Whore: Yagura was raised by his mother, who provided "escort services."
  • Taking the Bullet: How he got his facial scar. During the fight that kick-started the 365 days, he pushed Gaara out of the way of a meat-cleaver thrown by Naruto and took the blade in his own face instead.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Gaara, including prior to the 365 days.
  • Would Hit a Girl: If he's of a mind to kill you, having a vagina won't save you.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He would have murdered Hanabi if not for Neji's intervention.

    Roshi 
A member of the Kyuushingai, code-named "Son Goku the Gorilla." Two years after the 365-day rampage, he works as the curator of the Iwa City Museum.
  • Badass Beard: Just like with his canon counterpart.
  • Berserk Button: Two of them—attacking innocents and assaulting his museum. Deidara hit both simultaneously.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, he's a Dirty Old Man and is not ashamed of it...but he single-handedly took out a member of Akatsuki by blowing him up with a grenade.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a lecherous old pervert who happens to be the very knowledgeable curator of Iwa City's museum. In the two chapters where he's shown up, he's shown to be quite competent at his job, but spends more time ogling and lusting after Kurenai and recalling how he once tried to grope Yugito and the undisclosed events that happened as a result of that.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yes, he acts like a pervert who just happens to be a curator...but keep in mind that this guy WAS one of the Nine Terrors.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is the oldest of the Nine Terrors, and is perfectly capable of dishing out a beating.
  • Dirty Old Man: When Naruto openly accuses him of being this (while pretending not to know who he is), Roshi doesn't deny it, even going as far as to give Kurenai a too-interested look. This behavior of his was also the subject of a Noodle Incident with Yugito, as Naruto recalls.
  • Genius Bruiser: Roshi worked as a museum curator prior to joining the Kyuushingai training program. Following the 365 days, the first thing he did was to go right back to being museum curator in Iwa City, and yet two years later he's strong and skilled enough to fight Deidara.
  • Last-Name Basis: As revealed with his granddaughter Ajisai in the Gaiden Chronicles, Roshi is in fact their family name.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Kurenai notes that the Roshi who orders her to take her students to safety so he can take on Deidara unhindered is a very far cry from the Dirty Old Man who was ogling her mere moments earlier.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Although he embarrasses Kurenai with his perverted ways, when it comes to serious topics (such as the casualties of the 365 days), he's quite paternal, especially when discussing the subject of the past with Naruto, a fellow atoner. Even Yugito, who Roshi likewise lusted after and once tried to grope, has fairly fond memories of him, as does Fuu, who reacts badly upon discovering Konan managed to kill Roshi.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In this story, he's Ajisai's grandfather; in canon, they have no connections to each other.
  • Retired Badass: As far as Kyuushingai activity was concerned.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Roshi pulls a suplex on Deidara early in their fight in Chapter 45.

    Han 
A member of the Kyuushingai, code-named "Kokuo the Horse." Two years after the 365-day carnage, he's living as a pastor in charge of a soup kitchen.
  • Apologetic Attacker: He gives a brief apology to a dog before breaking its neck to end its suffering, despite the dog being a trained attack dog which had just tried to maul him and got thrown into an electric fence for its trouble.
  • The Atoner: Why he became a pastor.
  • Badass Preacher: He may have become a pastor as a way to atone for his sins, but he is still capable of kicking the crap out of people.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He knows that shining a flashlight in an enemy's face will blind and distract them long enough to give him the upper hand and take them out.
  • Emotional Bruiser: When we first meet him, Han is heading a soup kitchen that feeds the local homeless population of his city, plus he expresses remorse at the suffering that the 365 days (of which he was a part) caused...and yet he is capable of handing out a brutal beating when pressed.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He may not desire to go back to the violence of his past self during the 365 days, but while he may not kill you, he will cause you a world of pain in subduing you. One prominent example is shown in the Gaiden chapters, where he rampages through a sex-slaver's headquarters and beats the man senseless before pointedly leaving him for his victims to deal with. And in the main story prior to this, he blasts out Menma's knee with a shotgun.
  • Good Shepherd: How his subordinates and patrons at his soup kitchen see him.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He proves good enough with a firearm to shoot people in their extremities while he and they are on the move.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite being as tall as he is, Han is not any slower because of it; in fact, it's pointed out by Gaara that, during his time in the Kyuushingai, Han would use this to his advantage against smaller opponents who thought they'd be faster than him because of the size difference.
  • My Greatest Failure: He reveals that he had an opportunity to kill Gaara around the start of the 365 days, but never did so; he regrets the missed opportunity to this day.
  • Reluctant Warrior: He'd much rather not fight if he can avoid it. If you force him to, though...
  • That Man Is Dead: Han declares to Gaara, during their confrontation in Chapter 48, that his former persona of Kokuo the Horse is dead, citing this trope verbatim in said declaration.

    Fuu 
A member of the Kyuushingai, she had the code-name "Chomei the Beetle." According to Yugito, prior to the 365 days, Fuu had dreams of becoming a famous musician. Currently, she's footloose, going wherever she pleases with her guitar.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Fuu in this story is considerably cynical and bitter, in contrast to her canon personality which is much more friendly and happy-go-lucky.
  • Arc Villain: She's the leader of the titular group during the Gaiden chapters' Kira-Killers arc.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her experiences during the 365 days left a sour impression on her.
  • The Drifter: From what Yugito tells Hinata in Chapter 43, Fuu was this before she became one of the Kyuushingai. In addition, Fuu has been living as this in the two-year period following the 365 days of terror.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She's got issues with people's lack of gratitude for what she did in service to her country, during the 365 days, when she never expected to become a pariah as a member of the Kyuushingai. It leads to an angry Motive Rant when she's confronted about it by Tenten and is a direct factor in her Face–Heel Turn much later.
  • Glory Seeker: Wanted stardom as a musician, and later wanted recognition and honor for having taken part in the government's training that gave birth to the Kyuushingai. That she got neither, because of the fallout from the 365 days, is a source of rage for her.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She doesn't think twice about shooting a couple of gangsters dead to save the protagonists.
  • Gun Nut: She's got a whole warehouse full of guns in Mist City.
  • I Call It "Vera": She calls her guitar "Mariachi."
  • Improbable Weapon User: A guitar that pulls double-duty as a musical instrument and a firearm.
  • Instrument of Murder: Fuu has a machine gun hidden inside her guitar.
  • It's All About Me: Fuu tends to complain about people being "ungrateful" for the effort she put forward into trying to help them during the 365 days, and in the present day she likewise tends to see people as being "ungrateful" when she acts in an Anti-Hero manner that is ostensibly for their benefit, but in reality much of her argument stems from the fact that she was never rewarded or honored for undergoing the government's Kyuushingai training like she thought she should have been. Tenten calls her out on it at the end of the Gold Sand Storm arc.
    Tenten: What one thing have you ever done to make this world better, that wasn't all about you?
  • My Greatest Failure: Killing Tenten's parents while believing she was getting rid of a biker gang.
  • The Resenter: She isn't harboring any friendly feelings toward Naruto since she blames him (and Gaara also) for certain events during the 365 days which led to Killer Bee's self-sacrifice.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Makes this declaration at the end of the Kira-Killers arc in the Gaiden chapters.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Prior to signing up for the training program that would eventually give birth to the Kyuushingai, Fuu was somewhat carefree. After the year of carnage, she became a lot more bitter.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her guitar was a gift from Killer Bee.
  • Two Girls to a Team: With Yugito, during their stint in the Kyuushingai. And with Konan, as part of the titular team in the Kira-Killers Arc of the Gaiden chapters.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

    Kira Hachi 
A member of the Kyuushingai, who had the code-name "Gyuki the Bull." Also known as Killer Bee, a nickname he had adopted as an aspiring rapper before the 365 days. According to Yugito, he sacrificed himself to an angry mob near the end of that year, leading to the Nine Terrors disappearing.
  • Berserk Button: Disrespecting his brother. Anybody doing that would be lucky if he only beat them to within an inch of their lives.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Just like his canon counterpart, he would often make up some really awful rap-rhymes, but he was still powerful enough to strong-arm his way through a rampaging mob.
  • Death by Adaptation: In canon, while Bee certainly came close to death a few times, he wound up surviving all the way to the end of the series. In this story, Bee reportedly sacrificed himself to an angry mob in an effort to appease escalating tensions over the actions of the Kyuushingai; this event is first mentioned by Yugito in Chapter 43, and then referenced again on different occasions thereafter. Until Chapter 150's revelation that he's not quite so dead after all.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Ay's responsible, by his own admission.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": According to Yugito, Hachi insisted on being called Killer Bee instead of his real name, as Bee was the name he intended to use once he broke into the music business.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Big, strong, and fast.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In canon, he's only ever really known as Killer Bee, with a number of fans having attributed proper given names to him. Kira Hachi is the name the author decided to call him for the purposes of this story, with Killer Bee as a nickname.
  • Painful Rhyme: Much like his canon counterpart. Lampshaded by his brother Ay in a flashback, in which they were hiding from townspeople bent on killing the Kyuushingai:
    Ay: Still making stupid rhymes, even at a time like this?
  • Related in the Adaptation: He and Ay are biologically brothers in this story, whereas in canon they're only brothers by way of symbolism.
  • Scary Black Man: Largely averted, as he's remembered by those who knew him as being a very fun-loving sort. Played straight when masquerading as Ay, however.
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