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The power to use the abilities of yokai. Variation of Mythic Physiology.

Also Called

  • Obake Form/Mimicry/Physiology (shapeshifting yokai)
  • Yokai Form/Mimicry
  • Yōkai Physiology

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into a youkai (ghost, phantom, strange apparition), a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. Japanese folklorists and historians use yōkai as "supernatural or unaccountable phenomena to their informants". In the Edo period, many artists, such as Toriyama Sekien, created yōkai inspired by folklore or their own ideas, and in the present several yōkai created by them are wrongly considered as being of legendary origin.

Yōkai range eclectically from the malevolent to the mischievous, or occasionally bring good fortune to those who encounter them. They have often animal features (such as the Kappa, which is similar to a turtle, or the Tengu which has wings), other times they can appear mostly human, some look like inanimate objects and others have no discernible shape. In some folklore, Yōkai are originally animals, or spirits infused with supernatural energy that turns them into Yōkai. Yōkai usually have a spiritual supernatural power, with shapeshifting being one of the most common.

Applications

  • Gain the form of yokai.
  • Possess any special abilities of yokai.

Variations

See also.

Associations

Limitations

  • Depending on the type, but most can be affected by spiritual powers or objects, such as those wielded by Shinto priests and shrine maidens.

Know Users

See Also Youkai and Yokai.com.

  • Yokai (Japanese Mythology/Folklore)
  • Many characters (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Some characters (Kanokon)
  • Yokai (Highschool DxD)
  • Claymore (Claymore)
  • Hanyos (InuYasha)
  • Most characters (Nekomusume Michikusa Nikki)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Chu (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Rinku (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Jin (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Toya (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Shishiwakamaru/Shishi Wakamaru (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Suzuki/Suzuka (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho); hanyo, after second resurrection
  • Various other Yu Yu Hakusho characters (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Some characters (Immari Ommamori)
  • Almost everyone (Touhou)
  • Yokais (Stitch!)
    • Kijimunaa
    • Tachichu
    • Jojo
    • Pilolo
    • Warracchi
    • Dolores
    • Himamushi
    • Topsy-Turvy
    • Switcheroo

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