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La vie est drôle... Life is indeed amusing.
~ Ragyō Kiryūin


Ragyō Kiryūin is the true main antagonist of Kill la Kill. She's the mother of Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuin. Ragyo is well known for her cruelty and heartlessness throughout the series. Willing to kill, torture and abuse anyone including her children to achieve her goals, or simply because she feels like it. She works together with the Life Fibers in their ambition to end all life on Earth.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 6-A | At least 6-A | 5-C | 5-C

Name: Ragyō Kiryūin

Origin: Kill la Kill

Gender: Female

Age: Unknown, at least in her 40s (Was an adult woman 20 years before the series)

Classification: Life Fibers Infused Human, Revocs Corporation's CEO, chair of Honnōji Academy's board of directors

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Genius Intelligence, Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Skilled Swordswoman, Flight, Cloth Manipulation, Weapon Creation, Life-Fiber Manipulation, Immortality (Type 3), Regeneration (High-Mid; regenerated from being cut to pieces by Satsuki and Ryuko), Supernatural Willpower and Shockwaves Creation (Able to create massive shockwaves from her willpower alone), Mind Control (Both towards others and herself), Memory Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation and Morality Manipulation via Mental Refitting, Thread Manipulation, Self-Sustenance (Type 1; Able to survive the vacuum of space both with and without her Kamui), Energy Projection, Light Manipulation (Can emit light from her presence), Astral Projection (Can create a projection of herself as a means of communication over long distances), Limited Power Nullification (Able to negate the powers and transformations of Life Fibers), Resistance to Extreme Cold and Cosmic Radiation, Mind Manipulation, Memory Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation and Morality Manipulation (Completely unaffected by wearing Shinra-Koketsu constantly as well as having 70% of her body replaced with Life Fibers, when even normal life fibers have mind and memory manipulation [As stated by Inumuta, anyone in Japan who hadn't been consumed by COVERS had their minds taken control of by the life fibers in their clothing and had parts of their memories eaten, so that word of Life Fibers taking over Japan wouldn't spread]. Able to wear a Kamui, which is 100% Life Fibers, without any ill effects, when a normal person wearing clothing made of only 50% Life Fibers gets overwhelmed to the point of becoming a berserk monster.), and Heat Manipulation (Able to endure close combat and physical contact with Ryuko, whose body gives off enough heat to blood the blood in her body, to melt stone, and instantly give severe burns to normal people on contact)

Attack Potency: Continent level (Far stronger than Nui Harime. Stomped Post-Harmonization Satsuki and broke Bakuzan. Casually overpowered Post Junketsu Ryuko and Post Senketsu Satsuki simultaneously) | At least Continent level (Far stronger than her base form. Easily overpowered Post Junketsu Ryuko after she had gone through multiple power boosts during their previous fight) | Moon level (Casually overpowered Senketsu Kisaragi Ryuko) | Moon level (Casually overpowered Senketsu Kisaragi Ryuko after Ryuko had grown powerful enough to contend with her previous form)

Speed: At least Sub-Relativistic, likely higher (Faster than Nui. Speedblitzed Post Harmonization Satsuki. Casually reacted to both Post Junketsu Ryuko's and Post Senketsu Satsuki's attacks simultaneously with her eyes closed.) | At least Sub-Relativistic, likely higher (Casually blocked all of Ryuko's attacks and impaled her multiple times before she could react) | At least Sub-Relativistic, likely higher (Easily outsped Senketsu Kisaragi Ryuko) | At least Sub-Relativistic, likely higher (Far faster than her first form)

Lifting Strength: At least Class M (Satsuki could not escape her casual grip) | At least Class M | At least Class T (Physically stronger than Ryuko) | At least Class T

Striking Strength: Continent Class | At least Continent Class | Moon Class | Moon Class

Durability: Continent level, Regeneration makes her hard to kill | At least Continent level, Regeneration makes her hard to kill | Moon level, Regeneration makes her hard to kill | Moon level, Regeneration makes her hard to kill

Stamina: Very high

Range: Extended melee range with swords, Hundreds of meters with threads, Several kilometers with ranged attacks, Planetary with Absolute Domination (Only works on Life Fibers, however)

Standard Equipment: Life Fiber Swords, Shinra-Kōketsu

Intelligence: Extraordinary Genius (Spent decades researching/experimenting with extraterrestrial beings, lead one of the largest companies on the planet, a monopoly that accounted for literally 100% of all global apparel sales. Ruled over an entire island, created sentient life and also has extensive knowledge on armed and unarmed combat)

Standard Tactics: She can use Mind Manipulation on herself to turn off her humanity, empathy and maternal instincts to more effectively fight essentially making her bloodlusted

Weaknesses: If someone cuts the Banshi threads of Shinra Koketsu, Ragyō becomes more vulnerable to attack. Her regeneration can be negated if she is cut from both sides simultaneously.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Life Fiber Manipulation: Ragyo can freely manipulate Life Fibers, using them for a wide variety of abilities from creating weapons such as swords to making fully functional artificial limbs to taking control of the minds of her opponents.
    • Mental Refitting: By directly affecting a target with her Life Fibers, Ragyo can instantly rewrite and destroy every facet of one's personality, replacing their thoughts, emotions, and memories with artificial ones of her choosing. This allows her to make people unquestionably obey any command of hers, including fighting on her behalf or killing themselves. This ability is thorough enough that she was able to instantly rewrite Ryuko's entire lifetime of memories, making her believe that instead of her mother trying to kill her and having her father murdered, she had lived a full and happy life and had a loving mother, as well as instantly making her fall in love with her father's killer. The ability can affect a large number of people simultaneously as well, having instantly taken control of the tens of thousands of Honnōji Academy students that were mobilized against her. Ragyo's higher forms have this power but to a much greater extent.

Shinra-Kōketsu: Life Fibers Domination: Ragyo's ultimate form which is designed for her by Nui. To draw out its full power, a second host is required, often at the sacrifice of their life.

  • Absolute Domination - Shinra-Koketsu mentally controls other Life Fibers and negates their abilities. Ragyo uses this ability to call forth the Life Fibers and initiate them to undergo the Cocoon Sphere Genesis.
  • Shapeshifting: Ragyo can slightly alter her form like Senketsu and Junketsu.
  • Second Form - By removing the last small bit of humanity and morality Ragyo had, she achieved a much more powerful transformation. Ragyo is granted drastically increased abilities and can easily overwhelm Ryuko.

Key: Base | Shinra Koketsu | Primordial Life Fiber Shinra Koketsu | Shinra Koketsu Second Form


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