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     Jinbei 

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Jinbei

"It doesn't matter if you had it down the first time, this is how it's traditionally done!"

A shikigami who serves at the Senri shrine and gives the protagonists missions in order to resolve incidents.

  • Familiar: They're a shikigami of the Senri shrine.
  • Mentor Archetype: To Tsubakura.
  • Non-Action Guy: Despite being a shikigami, their only role in Len'en is giving missions to the heroes.
  • Stern Teacher: They're the one giving Yabusame and Tsubakura missions, and they don't tend to chew up the work at all, leaving them to do the work on their own. However, Jinbei does show concern for both of them, most notably in their Reactivate Majestical Imperial ending. They also tend to be more lenient with Yabusame because they're cute.

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     Jun Amanomiya 

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Raincoat between a rock and a hard place
Jun Amanomiya

"Well, I'm just a humble rain youkai."

A rain youkai who is a known swindler. They make it rain in order to sell their umbrellas, but they are not related to the incident in any way.

  • Chew Toy: Seems to have been reduced to this. In all the games they have appeared in, the player characters give them a hard beating simply because they happen to be there.
  • Cool Big Sis: They play this role to Shou apparently because after they are defeated, Shou goes to fight against the heroes in order to avenge them.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Their hair and eyes are the same black color.
  • Nice Guy: Word of God reveals that they don't like making rain because water messes their hair and clothes, but only does it when people (such as Shou) ask them to.

     Shou Amanomori 

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Walking Lubricant
Shou Amanomori

"So it's you! You're the one who was really mean to Jun!"

A slug-youkai with the ability to induce rain, which they do so by staying close to rain youkai. They fight against the heroes in order to avenge their friend Jun and get defeated.

     Lumen Celeritas 

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Unconcerned Converging Sunlight
Lumen Celeritas

"Don't call me an idiot before I even appear! Only idiots like roasted eel, after all!"

A sunlight youkai. Because cloudy weather is problematic for them, they go to search for the culprit, but bumps into the heroes, who quickly defeat them.

  • Ax-Crazy: EX-Lumen. As a sunlight youkai, they become insanely powerful if they absorb moonlight.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: They are very very silly, both in danmaku and general demeanor. They're also an Extra Boss and become dangerous if they absorb moonlight.
  • Came Back Strong: As the Extra midboss in Earthen Miraculous Sword.
  • Elemental Powers: They are a youkai of sunlight after all.
  • Expy: Of Utsuho Reiuji. They have a ditzy and dumb personality, along with overpowered control over light and they provoked an incident that created a lot of spirits.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Fumikado is rather disappointed to see that this airheaded and plain youkai is one of the "Three Lights".
  • Hero of Another Story: According to Word of God. They're famed as one of the "Three Lights", and resolved a certain incident a long time ago.
  • Idiot Hero: In the Secret Team routes, they're outright said to have the "looks of a hero, mind of a moron".
    • Just to drive it home, one of Lumen's seals in ''Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle" literally reads "Idiot Hero".
  • Inelegant Blubbering: During the Extra Stage in Earthen Miraculous Sword, after they absorb moonlight and become Ax-Crazy.
    "Ehehehehehe. Pshooooommm☆☆♪"
  • Karma Houdini: They are never punished for being the Unwitting Instigator of Doom who provoked the events of Reactivate Majestical Imperial. At least until Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle.
  • Leitmotif: "Prismic Accelerator"
  • Light 'em Up: Uses a number of light-themed attacks.
  • Meaningful Name: Lumen is the Latin word for light, and Celeritas is the Latin word for speed. Lumen's name literally means "Speed of light"
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle reveals that their body is now covered in more talismans than before in order to avoid another rampage destruction caused by absorbing moonlight.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: EX Lumen.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: As EX-Lumen, they attacked the Mugenri Barrier during Earthen Miraculous Sword, causing it to weaken. This causes Tenkai to make a hole in the barrier For the Lulz and resulting in the Harujion sprouting out of control and creating Shion.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Their “Blitz Spark” in the Extra stage. It’s is an attack that covers almost the entire screen, leaving very little room to dodge it.

     Hibaru Kokutenshi 

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Cheerful Debt Collecter
Hibaru Kokutenshi

"If you're in need of money, you can turn to our financing company for help!"

A skylark youkai who works in a financing company in Mugenri called "Gappori".

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They try to advertise themself and offer loans, but after the heroes reject them they show their true colors and try to force them.
    • In ''Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle", dialogue reveals they had some past connection with Tsugumi, and an encounter where Hibaru left them for dead.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Ri-to-ru, ri-to-ru~"
  • Expy: Of Aya Shameimaru. Both are devoted for their jobs, work for a company and because they've lived for long, they're quite whimsical.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: What's with those wings?
  • Honest Corporate Executive: What they claim to be.
  • Insane Troll Logic: They try to offer loans to Tsubakura and Yabusame, but since they live in the shrine, they don't need money. What do they do? Attack them so they they would go to the hospital and ask for loans.
  • Karmic Punishment: In Kuroji's scenario, after being defeated, Kuroji steals all their money.
  • Leitmotif: "Dirt Cheap Money Builder"

     Sukune Katano 

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Pure and Genius Haniwa
Sukune Katano

"Y'noticed a somethin' good, nyo! This is one o' my best creations, gyuu~♪"

A haniwa youkai who is a famous craftsman. They can mold anything into a particular shape. Because of this, they become Yaorochi’s pawn during the events of Earthen Miraculous Sword.

  • Accent Adaptation: As an attempt to render their multiple Verbal Tic into English, fan translations usually give Sukune a mild Southern drawl, droppin' letters here an' there.
  • Attack Drones: Their haniwas.
  • Berserk Button: Art is serious business for them, so don’t insult it. Also, don’t make fun of their haniwa-shaped house. Also, bad smells.
    "I don't stink, nya! I don't, nya!"
  • Child Prodigy: Implied. They're hinted at being a very young youkai in Brilliant pagoda or haze castle, yet they've built the Katano studio, the Gloomy Sea Bridge and part of Devanagara by themselves.
    • In Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle's Haze Extra Yago Ametsukana, a craftsman god asks them to be their successor. Sukune turns them down, preferring to become a god on their own merits.
  • Creating Life: Their greatest ambition is to store spirits into their creations. Yaorochi takes advantage of it and convinces them to collaborate with them.
  • Creepy Doll: Their haniwas are usually depicted as more cute than creepy in official art.
  • The Ditz: However, they're really more gullible than outright stupid.
  • Doppleganger Attack: For their attack Creation "Haniwa Duplication", they generate a clay copy of themself.
  • Dual Boss: With Yaorochi in Reactivate Majestical Imperial.
  • Expy: They are a cheerful version of Alice Margatroid. Both deal in a special craft and their biggest wish is to create an automate object.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Yaorochi.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Their haniwas.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Sukune is dumb and an airhead, but they're also well-meaning and the friendliest character in the series.
  • Innocently Insensitive: They have their moments. For example when they insult Kuroji and ask if they still have money problems or inviting Yaorochi to have some sake, who is angsting after their beloved sword was transformed into a bottle-opener.
  • Leitmotif: Their main theme is "Haniwa Sumo ~ End of Immolation"
  • The Napoleon: Very outgoing and energetic, and also unusually short for their age.
  • Nice Hat: They're never seen without their comically oversized clay hat.
    "The harmony 'tween the hat's hardness and my hair's cushionin' makes for the ultimate defense, chuu!"
  • Odd Friendship: While it's hard to see how they have anything in common with Yaorochi, both have a void in their hearts and they seem to look for each other.
  • Promoted to Playable: Teams up with Sese and Tenkai in B Po HC to go treasure hunting.
  • Recurring Boss: Shows up for all of stage 5, then doesn't come back until Stage 6 as a midboss.
  • True Craftsman: Their main goal in life is to refine their artistic abilities until they become this.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Has the honor of instigating the incidents of two consecutive games; They first construct the clay Tasouken on their own merits, going against Saragimaru's wishes, which causes the events EMS, and then they construct a clay model of the Taira clan's Saeda flute for Iyozane and Fumikado, who use it to funnel the spirits of the Mugenri Barrier as a means achievivng Fumikado's goal, starting RMI. This technically means that Sukune had a hand in creating Shion.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To the Adagumo siblings.
  • Verbal Tic: Because they extend their creativity to everything, even to their speech, Sukune ends most of their sentences with "chu" and “nyo”.

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     Adagumo no Yaorochi 

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Descendant of Orochi
Adagumo no Yaorochi

"Behold! This sword's name is "Tasouken"!"

A youkai born from Yamata no Orochi's severed arm that has an obsession with the Tasouken sword (also known as the Sword of Kusanagi) and has searched it for centuries, until they finally found it. Their goal in Earthen Miraculous Sword is to restore the Tasouken into its former glory, causing the incident.

They're serious and short-tempered and is always ready to slash anyone who annoys them. Despite that, they have an Odd Friendship with the laid-back Sukune.

  • Badass Cape: In Earthen Miraculous Sword they have a purple frilly cape.
  • Barbarian Hero: They usually solve things with violence and slashing. However, that doesn't stop them from helping a friend in need.
  • Battle Aura: A massive, red aura every time they invoke a spell card. If the player touches it by accident, prepare to a Death By A Thousand Cuts.
  • Berserk Button: Don’t mess with their Tasouken. In Reactivate Majestical Imperial, they only start attacking Sese because they just wanted to play with their sword!
    Sese (after Sukune expresses interest in taking their skull helmet if they wins the battle): Then, if Sese wins can they keep that sword as a prize?
    Yaorochi: Go die!
  • Big Bad: Of Earthen Miraculous Sword.
  • Blood Knight: Their backstory seems to imply so. Also, as shown in their profile and conversations, Yaorochi adores violence.
  • Bystander Syndrome: In Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: They and their seven siblings took revenge in those who murdered Yamata no Orochi's clan and because they were born from Orochi's severed arm, they became obsessed with the Tasouken, abandoning their siblings and chasing for said sword for centuries. After finding it, they were disappointed and isolated themself for years until Saragimaru's intervention and the events of Earthen Miraculous Sword.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: When they became a playable character. They did bring a sword to a danmaku fight, after all.
    • In Reactivate Majestical Imperial their shot reverses the usual unfocused spread/focused concentration, but is stronger than average.
  • Dual Boss: With Sukune in Reactivate Majestical Imperial.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": With the exception of Saragimaru, every character calls them Orochin. Even Sukune, their closest friend, rarely calls them by their name.
  • Fantastic Racism: Doesn't particularly like humans, though they have no problem working with them professionally. They even look down on Tsurubami and Tenkai.
  • Final Boss: Of Earthen Miraculous Sword.
  • Freudian Excuse: They were born from Orochi’s severed arm, and because of it they have a fixation with the Tasouken.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sukune.
  • Hot-Blooded: Although Yaorochi aims to look dignified, they jump at conclusions very quickly, and as soon as their emotions run high or they detect someone misbehaving, they'll draw their sword. In the same vein, Yaorochi is fast to apologize and admit their mistakes if they believe they've done wrong, though they're prone to sulking.
  • I Lied: Tricks Sukune and Yabusame into believing that they are a holy servant. While Sukune never finds out, Yabusame does and we have this conversation:
    Yaorochi: I am Adagumo no Yaorochi, a miracle worker.
    Yabusame: A miracle worker?...So you're a holy servant or something?
    Yabusame: Huh?
    Yaorochi: To naively accept whatever information your enemy gives you...Both you and Sukune are the same, simple fools.
    Yabusame: How mean, I really believed you.
  • In-Series Nickname: Sukune calls them "Orochin". Later, other characters follow the trend.
  • Ineffectual Loner: According to Word of God.
  • Jerkass: During much of their existence, they refused to let their other siblings get close to them, and was almost constantly angry and rebellious out of combat.
  • Really 700 Years Old: They look like someone in their late teens, but they are actually over 2500 years old.
  • Samurai Ponytail: Is a bushido like character and has a ponytail that fits their character.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: And how!
  • The Stoic: They talk in a calm and collected tone.
    • Not So Stoic: They lose all composure in the endings of Earthen Miraculous Sword, after finding out that Sukune’s clay replica of the Tasouken is a sword-shaped bottle opener. It continues in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, where both armies ask them to join the battles, and they become paranoid that their both actually after the Tasouken.
    • Tsundere: According to Shion, at least. When Yabusame and Tsubakura mention how good-looking they are, they respond as coldly as usual, only for Shion to point out they're secretly happy.
  • Soul Jar: Attempted to use a clay vessel to transfer the essence of the rusted Tasouken, but failed because Poor Communication Kills.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Compared to their sibling, who relies on several sword techniques and fast reflexes to overcome their opponent, Yaorochi simply attacks head on with everything they've got, simply using their Cool Sword as a Wave Motion Gun. They're still pretty skilled though.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Their final attack "Heaven Mowing Sword"
  • When She Smiles: When they use their final spellcard and get to use the Tasouken, they are seen smiling radiantly.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: Their bomb in Reactivate Majestical Imperial, in which Yaorochi uses the Tasouken as a Wave Motion Gun.

     Adagumo no Saragimaru 

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Final Eye
Adagumo no Saragimaru

"Those who dare to interfer with Yaorochi-sama's happiness, I'll never forgive them..."

A youkai born from Yamata no Orochi's severed eye and Yaorochi's younger sibling. Straightforward and honest, Saragimaru is devoted to secretly protect Yaorochi, who ignores them because of their fixation with the Tasouken. They are the one who indirectly provoked the incident in Earthen Miraculous Sword, by asking Sukune to create a clay replica of the Tasouken. Since Reactivate Majestical Imperial, Saragimaru works as Kuroji's unwilling servant.

  • Animal Motifs: As their sibling, snakes.
  • Batman Gambit: They requested Sukune to create a replica of the Tasouken in order to make Yaorochi happy, even knowing that restoring the sword would be no good.
  • Beleaguered Assistant / Servile Snarker: Doesn't really hesitate referring to Kuroji as a "evil scoundrel" right in front of them.
    Fumikado: Huh? And who're you?
    Saragimaru: This is the most evil, treacherous and deceiving person you'll ever met, I'll introduce you to Kuroji Shitodo-sama!
    Saragimaru: It's because I'll finally be separated from you.
  • Berserk Button: Don’t mess with their beloved "Yaorochi-sama". They only attacks the heroes because they defeated Yaorochi.
  • Big Little Sister: More mature than Yaorochi.
  • Big Sister Instinct: The entire conflict from Earthen Miraculous Sword stems from Saragimaru's desire to protect Yaorochi as effectively as possible, which unfortunately involves restoring the Tasouken, and threatening to kill the heroes for defeating Yaorochi. Towards the end, however, Saragimaru recognizes that Yaorochi is happy with the sword, no matter how it looks like. Then in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, after learning that both armies are wanting Yaorochi to fight for them, they sneak out of the Shitodo house to go protect them.
  • Blade on a Stick: They carry a spear.
  • Blood Knight: Averted. Despite their aggressive attitude, they're not really interested in battles.
  • Butt-Monkey: Due to their straightforward and simple personality, they often get made fun of or bullied. And let's not go into being Kuroji's unwilling assistant.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Noticeable in Reactivate Majestical Imperial.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: They and their seven siblings took revenge in those who murdered Yamata no Orochi under Yaorochi's command. Since they were the weakest of them, they got in lots of quarrels with Yaorochi and was pointlessly slashed, severing their relationship. Centuries later, all the siblings died, so they are devoted to Yaorochi, who only cares about the Tasouken. Ouch.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Their main attack Transmigration "Eye of Hihayahi".
  • Difficult, but Awesome: When they became a playable character.
    • In Reactivate Majestical Imperial they have horrible stats and a weak offense, but their team has more flash bombs than any other (flash bombs can cancel bullets; it's generally not considered very useful).
  • Dogged Nice Girl: According to Shion, Saragimaru likes devoting themself to others.
  • Dual Boss: With Kuroji in Reactivate Majestical Imperial
  • Dual Wielding: Their weapons are a katana and a spear.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Yabusame calls them "Salami".
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Their Divine Grandson "Ladder Built Between Clouds [Rainbow]".
  • Expy: Of Youmu Konpaku. They have a youthful appearance, use Dual Wielding blades, are bullied by the other characters and have a straightforward personality. And they're the Beleaguered Assistant of a character who uses a hat with a triangular headpiece.
  • Fragile Speedster: It allows them to move at Super Speed at all times, but at the cost of defense.
  • Gender-Blender Name: In Japan, names ending with the suffix "-maru" are usually boy's names. Of course, we don't know what Saragimaru's gender is.
  • Hidden Depths: Unlike their sibling’s Keigo, Saragimaru has a rather vulgar and provocative speech pattern, but they have a hidden polite side.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Kuroji, to the point they find Saragimaru more helpful than Aoji and Hooaka are.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: They requested Sukune to make Yaorochi a new Tasouken, despite knowing it would be no good.
  • Incest Subtext: Displays some rather... disturbing behavior when talking about their sibling.
    "No one is higher than Yaorochi-sama!"
  • Leitmotif: Their main theme is "Mono Eye ~ Ironic FATE"
  • Little Bit Beastly: Snake tail, completed with fangs and a snake tongue.
  • Love Hurts: They love and cares for their older sibling, who is too obsessed with the Tasouken to notice.
  • Mysterious Protector: To Yaorochi.
  • Not So Different: In the end, Saragimaru and Kuroji are motivated by the familial love for their respective siblings.
  • No-Sell: Like all Extra bosses, they're unaffected by Bombs.
  • Only Sane Man: According to Word of God.
  • Really 700 Years Old: They look like they are in in their early teens, but they are actually over 2500 years old.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Explicitly stated to be their ultimate goal in the Extra Stage of Earthen Miraculous Sword. They want to kill the heroes for stopping the sword ritual and thus ruining Yaorochi's happiness.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Compared to Yaorochi, they're much more calm and collected.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Like their sibling, some of their spell cards shoot blasts shaped like snakes.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Has stalked Yaorochi since they ran away from their siblings in order to retrieve the Tasouken.
  • Stronger Sibling: They are strong enough to be the Extra Boss in Earthen Miraculous Sword. However, in Reactivate Majestical Imperial they have horrible stats and a weak offense and Kuroji soon realizes that Saragimaru is sensible to the cold and has a weak stamina. Because snakes dislike winter.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Despite Yaorochi being a distant jerk to all their siblings in the past, Saragimaru was still extremely distraught when Yarochi abandoned them. Also, despite being older, wiser and more powerful, they become Kuroji's unwilling subordinate, who treats them much like crap.
  • Sword Lines: Like their sibling.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kuroji, when Saragimaru isn't complaining about being an unwilling servant.
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