The power to use the abilities of kitsune. Variation of Yokai Physiology and Canine Physiology.

Also Called

  • Kitsune Mimicry
  • Yōko/Yoko Mimicry/Physiology


User with this ability either is or can transform into an kitsune (Japanese: fox), a fox-spirit, who usually gain their powers by living long and keep growing stronger as they age: the more tails a kitsune has (they may have as many as nine) the older, wiser, and more powerful it is. They are often tricksters, with motives that vary from mischief to malevolence, but some act as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and even wives.

Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Their powers include illusions, shapeshifting (particularly to human form), possession and especially ability to use fox-fire.



As kitsune grow older they gain more tails, as well as intelligence and magical power, and even gain:



  • May keep some trait that reveals their true form when shapeshifting, tail, shadow/reflection and facial features being the most common.
  • Carelessness and/or drunkenness may reveal true form.
  • Kitsune have a fear or a hatred of dogs.
  • Dogs can detect kitsune.
  • Until they gain their ninth tail, kitsune are essentially physical foxes.
  • Kitsune can be consumed by negative emotions easily to the point that it can lead to death.
  • Priests, monks, and others of faith may be able to see through a kitsune's illusions, and may be able to dissolve them.

Known Users

See Also: Kitsune.

  • Kuzunoha (Japanese Mythology)
  • Daji/Tamamo-no-Mae (Chinese/Japanese Mythology)
  • Fox demons (Chinese/Japanese/Korean Mythology)
  • Ran Yakumo (Touhou Project)
  • Kurama (Naruto)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kuyou (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Catarina Devon (One Piece); via the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi
  • Shippou (InuYasha)
  • Chizuru Minamoto (Kanokon)
  • Ninetales (Pokémon)
  • Vulpix (Pokémon)
  • Kyubimon (Digimon)
  • Renamon (Digimon)
  • Youkomon (Digimon)
  • Shinichi (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Misao (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Demon Lord Nine-Tails (Okami)
  • Izuna (Maga-Tsuki)
  • Cubit Foxtar (Megaman Zero 3)
  • Luz Ninetei (Monster Musume)
  • Koto (Nagasarete Airantou)
  • Moji Shimeta (Okitsune-sama de Chu)
  • Yun (Only Sense Online); temporarily
  • Yoko (Inukami!)
  • Ahri (League of Legends)
  • Kaden (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Selkie (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Kuugen (Wagaya no Oinari)
  • Princess (Kekkashi)
  • Kitsune (Supernatural)
  • SCP-953 - Polymorphic Humanoid (SCP Foundation)
  • Kohakuren (God Catching Alchemy Meister)
  • Uya (God Catching Alchemy Meister)
  • Kunou (Highschool DxD)
  • Yasaka (Highschool DxD)
  • Dakki (Houshin Engi)
  • Sakura (Hyper Police)
  • Miketsukami Soushi (Inu x boku)
  • Kitsune (Teen Wolf)
  • Yoko (Tactics)
  • Tamamo-no-Mae (Fate/Extra)
  • Kudagitsune (XXXHolic)
  • Kitsune/Laughing Strangers (World of Darkness Game series)
  • Mystery (Mystery Skulls)
  • Fox Spirit (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Foxie (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Little Fox (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Oinari (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Pipe Fox (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Nila and Moki (Lost Nightmare)
  • Xiaomu (Namco × Capcom)
  • Kyubi (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Vixann Blackphox (Extinctioners)
  • Ara Haan/Eun (Elsword Online)
  • Kitsune (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/IDW)
  • Dolores (Stitch!)
  • Da Ji (SMITE)