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Power to use the abilities of Raiju. Variation of Yokai Physiology and Canine Physiology, Feline Physiology, Mustelid Physiology and/or Simian Physiology.

Also Called

  • Raiju Mimicry
  • Raijū Mimicry/Physiology
  • Thunder Beast Mimicry/Physiology

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into a Raiju ("thunder animal" or "thunder beast") whose body is composed of lightning and may be in the shape of a cat, fox, weasel, or wolf, with the form of a white and blue wolf (or even a wolf wrapped in lightning) being the most common. They may also fly about as a ball of lightning (in fact, the creature may be an attempt to explain the phenomenon of lightning) and their cry sounds like thunder.

Raiju is the companion of Raijin, the Shinto god of lightning. While they are generally calm and harmless, during thunderstorms, Raiju become agitated and leap about in trees, fields, and even buildings (trees that have been struck by lightning are said to have been scratched by Raiju's claws).

Another of Raiju's peculiar behaviors is sleeping in human navels, which prompts Raiden to shoot lightning arrows at Raiju to wake the creature up, and thus harm the person in whose belly the demon is resting. Superstitious people therefore often sleep on their stomachs during bad weather, but other legends say that Raiju will only hide in the navels of people who sleep outdoors.

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Manga/Anime

Other

  • Raiju (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)

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