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Several characters in the Maken-Ki universe that either don't belong in one of the main categories or are important enough to have their own subpage.

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Yamato Court

    Kousu no Mikoto aka Yamato Takeru 
    Oousu no Mikito 
The first prince of the Yamato Court. He and Yatsuno met during the time she nursed him back to health, after his battle with his brother, Kousu. It wasn't long before she realized he was a perv and desired her body. Despite knowing this, he eventually succeeded in seducing her and fathered their two children: their son, Yabiko and their daughter, Kodama.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: ...and proud of it! It didn't take long for Yatsuno to realize what he was after, 'cuz he wasn't trying to hide it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He died fighting alongside his wife, Yatsuno, to buy time for Yabiko and Kodama to escape their uncle, Kousu.
  • Identical Grandson: Yabiko was a carbon copy of his father in both looks and personality. The same can be said of Takeru, being he's Yabiko's descendant and just as perverted.
  • It Runs in the Family:
    • There's a strong family resemblance among the men of Oousu's bloodline. They all look near identical to each other and they're all perverts.
    • It also extends to their habits. Oousu got fried by Yatsuno for brazenly staring at her ass and lusting after her body. Over 2,000 years later, the exact same thing happens to Takeru when Himegami catches him staring at her ass.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Though Oousu's age was never revealed, Yatsuno was still thousands of years older than him, due to her supernaturally long lifespan. And because she had already reincarnated seven times by the time they met.
  • Off with His Head!: When Kousu finally caght up to Yabiko and Kodama, he showed them their parents' severed heads to make his intentions clear.
  • Perma-Stubble: Somewhat similar to Gen's, though not as neatly trimmed.
  • Together in Death: Oousu had planned to face his brother alone so his wife and children could escape, but Yatsuno chose to remain with him. She told him she wished to spend her final moments with the one who brought her such happiness.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: They attempted to hold off Kousu for as long as they could, so Yabiko could get Kodama to safety. But he quickly slew both of them and caught up to his nephew and niece a short time afterward.

Himegami Family

     Yatsuno/aka, Yamato no Orochi 
Kodama's mother was the Eight-headed Orochi of legend, in human form, and the creator of the Original 8 Maken. But she willingly surrendered her godhood after being seduced by Oousu no Mikoto, the first prince of the Yamato Court, whom she eventually married. It was a decision that eventually lead to her undoing when she and her husband were murdered by Kousu no Mikotonote .
  • Back from the Dead: As of chapter 102, when Himegami summons Yatsuno along with the rest of her Shikigami. She and her mother combine their powers to create a massive spell circle in an attempt to confine Yamato Takeru within the seal atop Amanohara.
  • Brought Down to Normal: As she explained, a deity loses their godhood by consorting with mortals. She willingly surrendered hers by sleeping with Oousu and giving birth to their two children.
  • Hot God: Yatsuno had a body to die for and looks to match, which is why her future hubby couldn't take his eyes off her.
  • I Choose to Stay: When she and her husband were confronted by Kousu, she chose to remain at his side because of the happiness he had given her.
  • Identical Daughter: Aside from the differences in height and bust size, Himegami looks exactly like her mother; especially whenever she wears her hair long.
  • Lust Object: Oousu couldn't take his eyes of her body, and made no attempt to hide what he was thinking. Yatsuno's response was the same as her daughter's, but she decided to marry the perv anyway.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: She and her husband were thousands of years apart in age, being she had reincarnated seven times, in addition to her already supernaturally long lifespan.
  • Meaningful Name: Since Orochi means "snake," her Shikigami began calling her "Himegami" (lit. god princess) instead, since they felt it was more suitable for her.
  • Off with Her Head!: Kousu decapitated his brother and Yatsuno after defeating them.
    • Make an Example of Them: After catching up to his niece and nephew, Kousu showed them what fate lay in store for them by displaying their parents' severed heads.
  • Orochi: Contrary to Japanese legend and other depictions, here, the Orochi is portrayed as a benevolent deity who was revered by man and lived among them in human form. So rather than having eight heads, she had reincarnated seven times, with Yatsuno being her eighth incarnation.
  • Posthumous Character: She's long-dead (by well over 2,000 years) by the time the story begins, but gets her own character arc during chapters 51-53.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Make that thousands of years. Yet, she only appeared to be in her early-mid 20s, at best.
  • Reincarnation: She had lived seven lives prior and was on her eighth incarnation by the time she met Oousu. Each of the Original 8 Maken was created each time she was reborn and contains a portion of her own power. The Shikigami also represent each of her past livesnote .
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Justified, as noted in the preceding entry.
  • Together in Death: With her husband and their son by the end of chapter 123. Himegami tries to join them, but Yatsuno urges her daughter to live and pushes her outside the barrier instead.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Himegami's parents tried to hold off Kousu to buy time for her and Yabiko to escape. But their sacrifice only delayed the inevitable, as Kousu caught up to them only hours later.
    Himegami Yabiko 
Himegami's older brother and nephew to Yamato Takeru. It was Yabiko who slew Yamato 2,000 years prior to the manga's beginning, by using Blood Pointer: a curse which has extended to those of his bloodline. He was also responsible for creating the Ama no Iwata seal and sealed Kodama within it to protect her from their uncle. A decision which lead to her eventual death, as she was unable to escape it.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Yabiko expended so much of his energy by using Blood Pointer against Yamato, that he couldn't recover and died soon afterward.
  • Cursed With Awesome: Blood Pointer allows its user to temporarily boost their power by drawing Element from the surrounding environment. The buildup is then released in a Ki-powered punch, but the trade-off is each use shortens their lifespan.
  • Hero of Another Story: Yabiko is the series original hero. Had it not been for him, Yamato Takeru would have attained godhood ages ago.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Flashbacks show he was an incorrigible flirt and an annoyance to the women of their village. Oousu heartily approved.
  • My Greatest Failure: His spirit hasn't moved on, because he's aware that his uncle continues to persist. Which leaves him no choice but to ask his descendant, Takeru Oyama, to face him and protect Himegami in his stead.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Literally, albeit, platonically (see: You Shall Not Pass!).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Aman no Iwata seal was meant to protect Himegami, since Yamato's black Element made it impossible for him to cross its border. Unfortunately, Yabiko never anticipated that she wouldn't be able to escape it herself. It inadvertently doomed her to 2,000 years of isolation, until Minori cracked it. By that time, Himegami had already died.
  • Samurai Ponytail: The end of his hair was tied in a short scruffy one.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Not only did he succeed in handing Yamato his ass, he ensured Yamato wouldn't be able to touch Kodama in case he failed. Yabiko used the Element rich environment atop Amonhara to create a protective barrier around her that was so strong, even Yamato couldn't cross it.
    Himegami Kodama 

Ooyama Dojo

    Takeshi Ooyama 
Takeru's father is the head instructor of the Ooyama Dojo, but Takeru has resented him since the time of Atsuma's death, so he rarely speaks to him. Despite being a bit character, he's had a significant impact, having personally instructed many of the most powerful characters in the series. Including Takeru, Haruko, and Inaho when they were children, as well as Minori, Gen, and Aki back when they were in highschool.
  • Bit Character: Takeshi only gets mentioned a few times throughout the series, usually in passing. But he doesn't make an appearance until chapter 73, which is also when we finally learn his name!
  • It Runs in the Family: He's as perverted as his son, Takeru. They also share the same tastes in women, with both preferring ones with large breasts. He even admits to perving on Aki during his days as a teacher at Tenbi.
  • The Obi-Wan: The man's an accredited instructor and has an impressive track record of students. So when anyone wants to Take a Level in Badass, he's the one they turn to for guidance.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: For a guy who only shows up in one chapter, he's a pretty big deal because he's personally taught some of the most powerful characters in the series. Kai also sought him out during his summer break. By time he returned, Takeshi had taught him how to use casting without a Maken! Making Kai one of the few people in the world that can do it.
    Atsuma Ooyama 
Takeshi's deceased wife and Takeru's mother, who was presumed to have been beaten to death during her duel with Tesshin Kushuya. But as Tesshin explained, Atsuma was already dying due to prolonged usage of her Blood Pointer ability. Meaning, Takeru's memory of the event was faulty, since she survived the encounter and died sometime afterward.
  • Action Mom: She was a Karateka in her lifetime and proficient enough to briefly overwhelm Tesshin, despite being sickly at the time.
    • Mama Bear: When Tesshin tried to take Inaho back by force, Atsuma put her foot down and delivered a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown in response. Even though she lost, Tesshin admitted she was the first person to make him afraid.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Blood Pointer drains a portion of the user's lifeforce each time it's used. Which is what eventually caused Atsuma's death.
  • Death by Origin Story: Most of chapter 46 is spent recounting her battle with Tesshin and finally reveals the true cause of her death.
  • Heroic RRoD: Noted in the preceding entry.
  • Posthumous Character: She's already 10 years deceased by the time the series begins. We don't get to see her until the flashback in chapter 46.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: It's the price that comes from using Blood Pointer, which seems to be an inherited trait of Yabiko's descendants.


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