|“||“Hi there. I’m the Aoandon. It might surprise you, but I’m the final boss. Nice to meet you☆.||„|
|~ Aoandon's usual greeting|
|“||I am a special deadly Youkai that rules over the Hyakumonogatari. I exist in the leftover space beyond the one hundred bloody ghost stories. You are no more than a single fear, so did you really think you could harm me?||„|
|~ Aoandon to Aburatori|
The Aoandon is a special Youkai said to take the form of a female oni that is the generalized form of the supernatural phenomena that appear at the end of the Hyakumonogatari, an event where people gather to tell one hundred ghost stories. This particular Aoandon is different from a normal Aoandon. She's an artificial Youkai that was created at the end of the incident in Zenmetsu Village. The horrible events surrounding her birth left her with a twisted morality, desiring to destroy the Japanese to erase all their dissatisfaction and boredom, but also proclaiming herself the ally of anyone who desires change. She recruited several people to create a group in order to face Hyakki Yakou.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-B physically, at least 8-B with supernatural powers, possibly higher
Age: A few months old
Classification: Artificial Youkai, Oni, Aoandon
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Fire Breathing, Hypnotic Flames, Minor Biological Manipulation and Disease Manipulation, Barrier Creation, Information Absorption (Can eat humans to absorb all the data they hold), Regeneration (At least Mid-Low, likely Mid), Immortality (Type 1), Self-Sustenance (Type 1 & 2), Resistance (Immunity to conventional weapons and damage inflicted by the normal laws of physics, some resistance to interference from history and destiny, poison resistance) | Power Mimicry (Can copy and reproduce the supernatural powers of other Youkai)
Attack Potency: At least Wall level physically (One of the strongest Youkai in the series, her claws can easily slice through people and thick trees and she can casually stab her hand through the Aburatori), at least City Block level with supernatural powers (Stronger Youkai than the Oomukade, said to reach the same level as the phenomenon of Hyakki Yakou on her own and have a hundred times the power of a normal deadly Youkai, should be superior to Hishigami Shitsu), possibly higher (Claims to be capable of creating natural disasters that cover entire regions)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: At least Wall Class
Durability: Wall level (Unharmed by Perfect Mode Hafuri sending her flying through multiple trees with a palm strike), at least Large Building level with barriers (Easily stopped the Oomukade's giant body from crushing her or biting her in half with his jaws), immune to conventional weapons and damage inflicted by the normal laws of physics
Range: Standard melee range, at least several meters with various supernatural powers
Standard Equipment: None
Intelligence: Above average, created a large organization with very talented specialists for her battle with Hyakki Yakou
Weaknesses: Due to her origins she is very receptive to new data, so she's always willing to at least hear people out if they try talking to her, even if they are a stranger or her enemy
“The Hyakumonogatari?” Jinnai Shinobu frowned. “That’s the thing where you light 100 candles and blow out a candle each time you tell a ghost story, right?”
“I’ve heard an alternate method that includes having 100 wicks in a single paper lantern …But wait. Is the thing that appears at the end a Youkai? I thought a ghost was supposed to appear in the dark room.”
“Technically, there is no real answer,” I readily replied. “Some say a supernatural phenomenon will occur such as a poltergeist or strange noises, some say the ghost of a dead human will appear, and some say a Youkai will appear. It is also unclear if it ends with nothing happening or if everyone there will be cursed. …However, a certain famous Youkai artist consolidated it all into a single existence known as the Aoandon. Nowadays, the Hyakumonogatari is ruled by the base structure of it being a Youkai that is a female oni with pale blue skin.”
“As I said, the form and abilities of the Aoandon can be shaped by the nature of the 100 ghost stories used. The old woman simply had to regulate the situation such that the Aoandon with the power she wanted would appear.”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 03 - Aoandon Lore|
I’m not entirely sure how to explain it, but there was something fundamentally different between her and the Zashiki Warashi or Yuki Onna. There were some Youkai who would bring illness or death to anyone who simply “met” them, but the fear she gave me was different even from that.
If I had to give a word to it, it was an issue of self-assertion.
The Yuki Onna and Nekomata back home had the ability to bring death to people, but their individual personalities were distinct from that.
However, I could not sense that sort of distinction in this Aoandon. It was as if her ability to bring death was casually lined up right alongside the beauty of her hair or the great size of her breasts. If she were introducing herself or showing of a hidden skill to calm down a crowd, someone would end up dead. I felt a different sort of fear than with a great demon king who acted on simple and obvious ambition.
Most likely, the Aoandon was completely right that I could not overcome that pale blue female oni by force. If the fear of the Hyakumonogatari was only on a level where you would be fine if you had a Buddhist monk on hand, that pain-in-the-ass ritual would never have spread so far. That Aoandon had enough power to draw a clear line between herself and a normal deadly Youkai.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 03 - Aoandon is on a different level to normal deadly Youkai|
“So what if I have? I am the symbol of the Hyakumonogatari. You could say I have almost any supernatural phenomena that are harmful to humans. Mysterious fevers, blindness, food poisoning, suspicious fires at the participants’ houses, and even natural disasters that cover entire regions. How is a normal high school boy who cannot even use a single homa altar or Shikigami supposed to stand up me?”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 03 - Aoandon can use almost any kind of harmful supernatural phenomen, reaching the level of natural disasters|
All calm had left her face. She was now merely expressionless. Bluish-white phosphorescence appeared at the end of the horn on her forehead. The Aoandon was a female oni who was not originally meant to have any form. It was as if she were strengthening her supernatural power as a Youkai by taking on this symbolism in accordance with her name.
By the time that thought came to mind, she had already vanished from before my eyes.
She had been directly before me just a moment before, but now there was only an overwhelming blast of wind as something horrific approached.
Was she trying to stop the error in the number of stories from growing? Would killing me cause another reset because we were still inside the Hyakumonogatari? Was she merely taking out her anger on me? Or was this simply the type of being she was?
However, the Aoandon’s sharp claws and fangs did not reach my throat.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 03 - Aoandon charges at Shinobu|
Still standing on the shoulder of the highway, I held out my thumb to try to hitchhike.
A tanker truck passed by and a small family car honked as if threatening me. I gained nothing more than exhaust-filled wind in the face.
The world was a cold place.
Youkai were sturdy creatures, so I considered tackling the next vehicle head on. However, that was when a mid-sized truck turned on its blinker. It passed by and pulled over a short distance away.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 03 - Aoandon considers stopping a vehicle by tackling it head on|
“No, I have no need for trash like you.”
For an instant, the Aburatori could not understand what she had said.
And it happened a moment later.
Blood rose in the Aburatori’s throat and quickly flowed out the Youkai’s mouth.
The Aoandon’s slim arm had pierced through the Aburatori’s chest. Bluish-white phosphorescence continued to glow from the tip of the knife-like horn and her expression did not change much at all.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 04 - Aoandon stabs her arm into the Aburatori's chest|
The Aburatori gave a blood-filled scream with an arm through the chest.
That deadly Youkai shaped like a beautiful woman in a white yukata produced dozens of metal skewers to eliminate the newcomer at close range.
“I am a special deadly Youkai that rules over the Hyakumonogatari.”
The Aoandon did not bat an eye.
There was no need to move.
She had no connection to fate like the Zashiki Warashi or Jinnai Shinobu, so her fearsome level of power could be seen in the mere fact that she had managed to contact the Aburatori so easily.
The Aburatori was a special Youkai that could easily attack others but that others had an incredibly hard time contacting.
“I exist in the leftover space beyond the one hundred bloody ghost stories.”
The giant organization of Hyakki Yakou was named after a special concept. That concept was a strange phenomenon in which one hundred different species of Youkai would form a line and walk through the night. This Youkai had singlehandedly taken in one hundred ghost stories, so she had reached that same level on her own.
“You are no more than a single fear, so did you really think you could harm me?”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 04 - Aoandon managed to meet the Aburatori, something that is normally impossible, and it's pointed out that she has the same level of power as a Hyakki Yakou (a hundred different Youkai walking as a group) as an individual|
The young man then moved.
He removed the gun from his temple and pressed it against the center of the Aoandon’s chest.
“But you can’t deny it.”
The Aoandon was still smiling.
Her expression seemed to predict the destruction of whatever paranormal power might be contained within the bullet.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 04 - Aoandon it's not intimidated by Saiki Kazu's gun despite its bullets likely having supernatural power|
An entire island had been turned into a lie by an over-the-top plan that involved moving that entire island.
The national alteration Package using the Amanojaku had been quite a formidable foe. If it had been completed as my rival, the coming competition would have gotten a lot more interesting.
But the country had rejected their own savior.
That meant things were going to be more boring. Such a shame.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 05 - Aoandon considers the prospects of facing the Amanojaku Package which can force lies and fiction to become reality as an "interesting foe" and laments that it was undone|
She casually snapped her fingers.
That was all it took for Ranzono Sachi to wake up from the Oomukade’s neurotoxin.
This did not please the Oomukade.
It felt like this other Youkai held a switch or remote control for the girl.
“Now, now. Don’t you worry. I’m the being found only after bringing together one hundred different fears. You need more than your fingers to count the number of paranormal powers I can use. Removing the poison from her body is a piece of cake.”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - Casually removes the Oomukade poison that had knocked out Ranzono Sachi|
“I want to give you an invitation.”
The Aoandon grinned as she replied.
A bluish-white phosphorescent light burned at the tip of her horn all the while.
“I was thinking of destroying Japan a little, so if you like, would you join my team? It looks like you two have an interesting enough reason to do so.”
“I’m the ally of anyone who wants change, so I respect Sachi-chan’s decision to create an equally repulsive world for the Oomukade, Tsuchigumo, Nue, and any other Youkai called creepy or disgusting. I’m willing to chip away at my own body to help you fulfill that. So what’ll you do?”
“You can’t. You can’t, Sachi!! You must not listen to what she says! You came to your sense in Noukotsu Village, didn’t you!? Remember what the people there said!!”
But the Oomukade’s words did not reach her.
But that was not because Ranzono Sachi had become so fixated on one thing that she lost sight of all else.
“I…I can…help all my friends…”
“Sachi!! …No, wait. What is this!?”
The Oomukade glared at the Aoandon, but the female oni was still smiling with her horn emitting its phosphorescence.
“Eh? Oh, c’mon. All I did was open the door to Sachi-chan’s heart. I’m not writing anything extra in there.”
“That bewitching flame on your forehead… It doesn’t affect Youkai, but it does something to the human heart, doesn’t it!? You’re using that to deceive Sachi!!”
“It’s apparently a type of hypnotism. But you can let this much slide, can’t you? The Hyakumonogatari ritual I was made by involves lanterns or candles in a dark room. You wouldn’t believe how many fools have tried to write me off as brainwashing, suggestion, or mass hysteria. That’s a problem for me, so what’s wrong with making up for it by using those methods for myself?”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - Can hypnotize humans|
“So? Didn’t I tell you I’m the being found only after bringing together one hundred different fears? You’re just one of my meals, so what can you hope to do?”
There may indeed have been nothing he could do.
She was on a higher level than him as a Youkai, so sitting idly by may have been the right decision.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - The Oomukade admits the Aoandon is on a higher level than him as a Youkai|
A great roar rang out.
In that moment, the Oomukade became a dragon. The wind swirled around him and he rose upwards. He leaped over Ranzono Sachi and tried to devour the Aoandon on the cliff.
He did not actually harm her in the slightest.
He was blocked by an invisible wall and his jaws were stopped right in front of her face.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - Aoandon stops the Oomukade with an invisible barrier|
A purple liquid dripped down from the Oomukade’s mouth.
This was his new trait gained by devouring the Byouki and overwriting himself with the Kodoku ritual.
That single drop fell right on the Aoandon’s beautiful face.
An intense sizzling sound followed like someone was stir frying in a wok.
She held her face and finally took a few wobbling steps back. But then she revealed why.
She was laughing.
She was not overwhelmed with rage. She was overwhelmed with pure delight. She had caught a glimpse of a world outside of the pre-established harmony and that world was created by those who wished to help others via change, so she formed a sublime smile.
“Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!! Amazing! This truly is amazing! Rejoice! I was really only planning to bring Sachi-chan with me, but you’ve piqued my curiosity. I’m so, so interested in you now!! So I’ll take you too and let you join my team!!”
“I never asked for that!!”
“But Sachi-chan will join me.”
She turned around. By the time she tilted her head, the brilliant burn that had to be there had entirely vanished. More importantly, her words had torn into the Oomukade’s heart.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - The Oomukade's Kodoku poison, which is a cursed poison mentioned elsewhere in the series that no charm or barrier can defend against, burns the Aoandon's face but she quickly recovers|
Areas of woods remained among the expanses of dry paddy fields. Hafuri, leader of Hyakki Yakou, built up her formation hidden inside one such area. It looked like a scene from a battle in the Warring States period. Except, that is, for the many invisibility and defense barriers set up around her. No one could see her and no one could get through to her. That was her position as the brains.
As soon as she gave those orders, an explosive sound reached her.
But it did not come from the smart bombs dropped from the bombers flying overhead or from a largescale attack carried out by Hyakki Yakou’s elite warriors.
Far, far too suddenly, the Aoandon had run up to Hafuri’s side.
Her speed was so great that the countless broken barriers only burst after the fact.
Before she could cry out, a young aide’s windpipe was slashed in a horizontal line.
And before the fresh blood could spray out, the Aoandon’s claws turned around to target Hafuri’s vitals.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - Finds and attacks Hafuri inside several protective barriers, including invisibility barriers|
The Mamedanuki that acted as her body double (she was a tanuki Youkai that was as small as a stuffed animal) cut in. The entire scenery grew distorted and they all vanished, but the Aoandon did not even look surprised. She breathed in just once and blew flames from her lips like a bluish-white flamethrower.
“Ah ha ha! Tanuki transform by spreading their ballsack, but it’s commonly said they’ll reveal their true form after dropping ashes from their pipe!!”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - Can breathe fire|
“Let me tell you something neat.” The Aoandon giggled and continued. “I bring together and exist beyond one hundred fears. By gathering all of those scary stories, I can combine different parts to reproduce paranormal powers that I didn’t originally have.”
Some stories were quite similar.
For example, the Yuki Onna and the Ubume were entirely different Youkai, but depending on the legend, they both stood on the side of the road, they both begged a traveler to hold their baby, and they both crushed that traveler under the ever-growing weight of the baby.
Had a well-known legend influenced another Youkai or were they both products of the same basic fear and had thus been developed independently in different times and places? That did not particularly matter.
What mattered was that similar legends could be created.
The individual Youkai traits were not exclusive to those individual Youkai.
“Do these combinations give me 100 x 100? Or is it 100 to the 100th power? No, it’s like paint. The materials are limited, but the possibilities are limitless. Saiki Kazu’s paranormal techniques and Matsukai Hiroshi’s search program really are the best. You could even call them art. Thanks to that, I have surpassed the concept of numbers.”
“What are you trying to say?”
“Are you familiar with the Youkai known as the Aburatori? That child-killing Youkai has lost the traditions of fear. It simply appears, simply abducts, and simply kills. That’s all it does.”
She pointed straight at Hafuri.
Yes, at the center of the ten-year-old girl’s chest.
“If I emulate that, you can’t escape. I don’t know any other Youkai more perfect for killing a child.”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - Thanks to her subordinates Aoandon gained the ability to use her vast amount of supernatural powers to imitate powers she doesn't have, like imitating the child-killing abilities of an Aburatori|
A moment later, the Aoandon sent her deadly claws out quickly enough to create multiple afterimages, but the two Hafuris moved together to easily dodge them. They moved at the same time, in the same direction, and with the same movements. They were entirely synchronized.
“If you wish to kill me, I recommend making more than one hundred attacks in less than two seconds. And Superhuman Trainer, lend me your knowledge.”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - Aoandon tries attacking Hafuri, who uses precog to dodge|
Hafuri had only been escaping before, but that clearly changed. As they quickly moved together like acrobat planes, they lowered their hips, focused on shifting their body weight, and stepped forward. They charged into the center of those deadly claws and fangs, received not a single scratch, and thrust a large and small palm into the center of the Aoandon’s soft belly.
The blow sounded like a hit on a drum taller than she was.
The sounds of breaking tree trunks continued for a while as the Aoandon flew away like a shell.
“Many regions still tell of Youkai teaching humans the superhuman techniques of the gods: the Tengu that trained Ushiwakamaru, the Yamaba that trained Kintarou, and the fox that trained Abe no Seimei. Similarly, I now have superhuman combat techniques.”
The Aoandon rolled along in confusion and saw something as she got back up.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - Tanks getting launched through several tree trunks|
Needless to say, chopping off her head or tearing out her heart would not be enough to kill the Aoandon.
But even if it did not kill her, being chopped into tiny little pieces would be very bad for her.
(I’m a paranormal being made up of one hundred different scary stories. If I’m broken into one hundred equal parts, I lose what makes me special. The stories will be separated and weakened. I doubt I would even retain my sense of self.)
There were examples of a powerful Youkai being broken up and sealed away. For example, the Yamanba being chopped up and sealed in forty-two mounds or the Tsuchigumo’s corpse being sliced in three and buried. There were exceptions like the Killing Stone containing the curse of a nine-tailed fox. When the stone was broken, the small fragments created a new type of Youkai known as the Kuda-Gitsune. Regardless, the Aoandon’s sense of self and very existence would be destroyed.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 06 - The Aoandon would not be killed by chopping her head off or tearing out her heart. Even cutting her into little pieces would not kill her, although it would be dangerous for her as it would separate and weaken the stories that make up her existence, so she could be sealed or turned into a different Youkai|
The Aoandon looked down at her hand.
It was stabbed into the center of someone’s chest.
The person was the young woman behind the Ubasute Apartments that the Aoandon had picked up because she seemed interesting. Her name was Yamame and she had a large scar on her mouth, but she was dead now that her heart had been utterly crushed.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - Stabbed her arm into a human chest|
“Do you really think you’ve changed the rails of destiny with that?”
A voice reached me from directly behind.
I turned around to find a blue female oni with a knife-like horn growing from her forehead.
The Aoandon had just mercilessly thrust her hand out with the speed of a bullet.
And of course, taking her place meant taking the Aoandon’s stabbing hand myself.
A dull sound burst out.
A burning sensation passed from the center of my chest to my back.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - Pierces Shinobu's chest|
“Agreed. She brings together one hundred ghost stories and can extract the individual parts to create brand new ghost stories. We can never defeat her in number of paranormal powers. A normal Youkai with just the one paranormal power wouldn’t stand a chance.”
“But the Aoandon herself can’t use that power to its fullest. She has someone with her for paranormal support, so she probably has something like a Package embedded inside her. If that’s removed, she’ll lose control of her power. Simply put, she’ll return to being a normal Youkai like all the others in the Youkai encyclopedias.”
The Aburatori and I no longer needed words to communicate. All I did was swing my right arm horizontally and the Kaeshigami released a metal skewer with a synchronized motion.
The single skewer stabbed deep into the center of the Aoandon’s chest.
The blue Oni’s eyes opened wider than I thought possible. Time seemed to have frozen as I grabbed the skewer embedded in her chest and pulled back with all my might. With a sticky sound, a fist-sized pale blue cube came out. It was a collection of straight lines, a symbol of artificiality. It looked like a jewel, rather than an internal organ.
It may not have actually physically existed.
It may have been that the Aburatori’s ability to remove internal organs had given physical form to something like program code intentionally written inside her.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - The Aoandon's Pacakage supporting her power has its core embedded inside of her; removing it takes away her ability to get new powers|
My eyes met the Aoandon’s from fifty centimeters away.
Bluish-white phosphorescence glowed from the tip of the horn on her forehead.
A moment later, a deafening sound much like clashing swords rang out. Neither the Aburatori-turned-Kaeshigami nor I could keep up physically or mentally with what had happened.
A dull sensation passed through the center of my body near my spine.
The Aoandon’s right hand had pierced through my stomach.
The Kaeshigami tried to rush in, but the Aoandon knocked him to the side with her left hand.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - Pierces Shinobu's stomach and knocks away the Aburatori|
“Have you forgotten?”
I coughed out the blood welling up from my throat, dyeing her cheeks red.
“I am that which exists beyond the one hundred gathered fears. Without Saiki Kazu and Matsukai Hiroshi’s equation, I can no longer create an infinite number of derivate stories, but I still have one hundred times the power of a deadly Youkai.”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - Even without the Package she is still much more powerful than a standard deadly Youkai|
The Aoandon immediately replied with an incredibly simple action.
My sparking senses rapidly returned. They were all focused on a feeling of extreme pain. The Aoandon had bitten at my throat. This was nothing as kind as sucking my blood. She began biting and chewing through both flesh and bone.
Yes, I had a feeling you’d do this.
She had no way of knowing what change would come over the program code while it was inside my body, so it made sense that she would try to retrieve it before the damage could progress any further.
Her mouth was covered in something dark red. In her haste to retrieve the stolen program code, she had left the “data port” open and let in the foreign object known as Jinnai Shinobu.
“Take it,” I said with a thin smile. “Extract the data in the flesh and blood you’ve eaten and commit it to memory. …I didn’t have time to check through the detailed conditions and logic behind it, but if I’m right, my memories should be implanted inside your head.”
“My data will be treated as a foreign object inside you and I’ve been through countless incidents involving Youkai. I’ve got plenty of ‘ghost stories’ stored in there. You were created from precisely one hundred stories, so can you really endure having that number changed?”
A moment later, she lashed out in anger.
Her small mouth opened as wide as possible and bit through flabby things that I’m hesitant to describe. Strangely, it seemed I could no longer feel pain.
It was too late to turn back.
She could not stop the bug in her code, so she focused on retrieving the program code as initially planned. She was betting on the possibility that such a slight malfunction could be suppressed by that great power.
Darkness covered everything.
The Aoandon had been thrown out into darkness too deep to distinguish one direction from another.
This was not a real or physical phenomenon, but it took her a few seconds to realize the excess data taken in from Jinnai Shinobu had directed her mind inward rather than outward.
Once she was aware of it, she saw countless bluish-white lines running through that darkness. It was a sea of data. It was her very essence and also the life-giving womb that had created her.
There was something there which clearly did not belong.
She did not know if distance meant anything here, but it appeared to be about five meters in front of her.
The biological lifeform known as Jinnai Shinobu stood in the sea of data.
She groaned while holding a hand to her shaking head.
A mass of incomprehensible data was tormenting her sense of self. She had taken in the human data of Jinnai Shinobu as much as possible. Words could lie, but data could not. The path the boy had walked filled her mind.
She had eaten human flesh. She had ripped open his gut, pulled out his entrails, used her white teeth to bite through them, and swallowed them.
Youkai that sucked blood or ate organs were not uncommon. Most of the deadly Youkai that did not curse their victims used such methods.
She had gathered the fears of one hundred ghost stories, so she too had that ability. It was not to the point that she needed to eat people to survive, but if she switched over to the proper mode, she could eat a human body without hesitation.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - Obviously, Aoandon has the common deadly youkai trait of eating humans, and can do so to extract information from them, as she tried to recover the Package of her core that way once Shinobu ate it himself|
The Aoandon was a deadly Youkai created from the combination of one hundred ghost stories, one hundred rumors.
That made her very interested in listening to what people had to say, regardless of whether it was good or evil. Even if it was a stranger or her enemy, she was not opposed to accepting data.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - Aoandon's nature means she's very receptive to new data, even if it comes from an enemy|
She could not gather any strength in her body. Some of her curses only required a glance or a thought without any actual movement, but not even they would target properly.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - Aoandon's powers include curses that only require a glance or a thought|
She used explosive muscular strength unimaginable from her slender frame to instantly stand up and charge toward Hafuri like an artillery shell. Her claws could easily slice through the surrounding tree trunks and they flew toward Hafuri’s neck.
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - Aoandon's physical power|
“I see no sign of their hypnotism breaking.”
“It will not break unless it is actively broken. But in this case, it was caused by the Aoandon’s paranormal powers rather than the academic idea of hypnotism.”
“If they lose consciousness, it will end there. It is the same as the flames of a lamp. With nothing to reignite it, it only needs to be extinguished the one time. No matter how much fuel remains, it will never resume burning.”
|~ The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village 07 - Aoandon's hypnotism is broken if her target falls unconscious|
- Immortality: All Youkai have an immortal body, since they don't have a concept of lifespan. Once they reach adulthood they stop aging completely, which makes it basically impossible to determine an adult Youkai's age from their physical appearance, as they could be several centuries old but still look young.
- Invulnerability: Youkai are immune to conventional weapons and physical damage that follows the laws of physics. They are also immune to natural poisons and to things like radiation. Even weak harmless Youkai won't die if nuclear missiles were to pour down like rain. Additionally, Youkai have some resistance to interference from history and destiny.
- Aoandon: An Aoandon, being the gathering of one hundred ghost stories, has countless supernatural powers. She claims to have almost any supernatural phenomena that is harmful to humans, from mysterious fevers, blindness and food poisoning to suspicious fires at the participants’ houses and even natural disasters that cover entire regions. She has reached the same level as Hyakki Yakkou, a strange phenomenon in which one hundred different species of Youkai band together to march through the night, on her own. She's also powerful enough to be able to easily find and contact the Aburatori, something supposedly impossible without an ability like Yukari's destiny manipulation.
- Regeneration: The Aoandon recovers from injuries in seconds and she won't be killed even if her head is chopped off or if her heart is torn out. She is at risk if she's cut into tiny little pieces, but only because this would separate and weaken the stories forming her and might turn her into a completely different type of Youkai.
- Fire Breath: The Aoandon can blow flames from her lips like a bluish-white flamethrower.
- Hypnotic Candle: By lighting the tip of her horn in her forehead with a bluish-white phosphorescent light, the Aoandon creates an hypnotic effect that allows her to "open the heart" of humans and subdue their wills to make them follow her orders and suggestions. This ability is only effective on humans, and its effects disappear if the person loses consciousness.
- Biological Manipulation: The Aoandon has some sort of ability to manipulate human bodies, as she removed all the Oomukade's neurotoxin from Ranzono Sachi's body and instantly woke her up by casually snapping her fingers. She also claims to be able to cause strange fevers, blindness and other diseases.
- Barrier: The Aoandon can create an invisible barrier, which she used to block the Oomukade's attack.
- Information Absorption: A common ability of Youkai is the capacity of devouring humans. As such, Aoandon can eat a human and absorb all the data they hold, including their memories and experiences.
- Matsukai Hiroshi's Package: A special Package built for the Aoandon by some of the members of her group. The Aoandon brings together and exists beyond one hundred fears. By gathering all of those scary stories, she can combine different parts to reproduce paranormal powers that she didn’t originally have. Through the combination of these limited materials she can achieve unlimited possibilities, allowing her to mimic the powers of other Youkai species such as the Aburatori.
Key: Base | With Matsukai Hiroshi's Package