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Shinigami Physiology
Yamamoto unleashes his reiatsu
Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Bleach) is considered to be the strongest Soul Reaper in existence for the last millennium.

Power/Ability to:

Use the traits and powers of a Shinigami.

The power to use the abilities of a shinigami. Variation of Grim Reaper Physiology.

Also Called

  • Death God Physiology
  • Soul Reaper Physiology

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into shinigami (death god), a "death spirit" of Japanese folklore who are responsible for seeing that a person dies at their appointed time and then guiding their spirit to be judged in the afterlife.

Shinigami are sometimes depicted as goblins or skeletal creatures who cause death and accidents, but more recent depictions of shinigami tend to be similar to western vampires, with them being portrayed as immortal, attractive people who wield a variety of unique powers. They will usually either cause death to sustain themselves, peacefully escort souls to the afterlife, slay demons and poltergeists who cause unnatural deaths, or be the result of unnatural deaths themselves. Or various combinations of the above.

The main differences between a Grim Reaper and shinigami are firstly that Grim Reaper is either a single individual or at least one of small group, while shinigami are generally both numerous and form a highly stratified and bureaucratic society of psychopomps and divine judges. The second difference is that shinigami as a whole tend to be weaker than a Grim Reaper: while some may reach impressive levels of power, average individuals are far below them.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Known Users

  • Shinigami (Black Butler)
  • Soul Reapers (Bleach)
  • Arrancar (Bleach)
  • Rei Ogami (Code:Breaker)
  • Shinigami (Death Note)
  • Guardians of Death (Descendants of Darkness)
  • Shinigami (Naruto)
  • Grim Reapers (So, I Can't Play H?)
  • Komachi Onozuka (Touhou Project)
  • Botan (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Guardian Deathscythe (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Death the Kid (Soul Eater)
  • Lord Death/Shinigami-Sama (Soul Eater)

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