Jubei Kibagami (牙神 獣兵衛 Kibagami Jūbē?) is a vagabond ninja and the protagonist of Ninja Scroll. He is a character created by Yoshiaki Kawajiri and is a homage to the famed Japanese samurai folk hero Yagyū Jūbei.
Powers and Stats
Name: Jubei Kibagami
Origin: Ninja Scroll
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery, Martial Arts, High Resistance to physicall damage, Basic Analysis (A very pragmatic and quick thinker, who can devise strategies on the fly), Limited Air Manipulation (He has reached a sufficient level of skill with the blade to easily create vacuum with a slash)
Attack Potency: Wall level (Capable of easily injuring Tessai, who can destroy a wall with ease)
Speed: Subsonic (Killed a squad of highly trained ninja so fast than they couldn't react)
Lifting Strength: Peak Human (Caught Kagero with one hand while hanging on a wire)
Striking Strength: Wall Class (Cut off the fingers of Tessai, who can break a wall physically)
Durability: Wall level (Capable of taking hits from Tessai, who can destroy walls with ease)
Stamina: High (Able to continue to fight even after receiving significant injuries)
Range: Extended Melee Range, Higher with Air Slashes
Standard Equipment: Katana, Wires and Shuriken
Intelligence: High, able to quickly devise strategies
Weaknesses: Nothing notable
- Master Swordsman: Jubei is a master of the sword, being able to defeat lesser foes with little trouble, and in spite of having no supernatural abilities is still able to fight on the same level as other, more unnatural foes.
- Wind Slash Technique: In spite of Jubei having no supernatural abilities, he has reached a level of skill with the blade that has allowed him to cut the very air with a slash, creating a vacuum. Typically used as an iaijutsu, the technique is extremely fast, difficult to dodge, and has great range.
- Wire Usage: Jubei's sword has a long, thin metal wire attached to it. This way it is extremely difficult to disarm him.
- Tactical Prowess: Jubei, knowing he's at a disadvantage when fighting people like the Eight Devils of Kimon, uses anything he can at his disposal in order to defeat his opponents. He values pragmatism above all, using the terrain, surprise attacks, and unorthodox methods. Furthermore he's a quick thinker able to devise strategies on the fly.