|“||Just like a person holding a sword trying to protect something. That maybe one's life, or place in society, or reputation, things that one loves, things that one believes; it matters not if it's good or bad, the will to 'protect it' does not change.||„|
|~ Yoruichi to Inoue and Chad|
Yoruichi Shihōin (四楓院 夜一, Shihōin Yoruichi) is the former captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13, as well as the former commander of the Onmitsukido. Her lieutenant was Marenoshin Omaeda. Having abandoned her command of both positions, she works with Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi, based in the Urahara Shop out in the Human World.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-A, higher with Shunko | At least 7-A, higher with Shunko | At least 7-A, higher with Shunko | At least 7-A
Name: Shihōin Yoruichi
Age: At least over 200 years
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Expert Swordsmanship, Spiritual Awareness, Extrasensory Perception (Can sense beings with Reiatsu), Longevity, Dimensional Travel (With Senkaimon), Energy Projection, Transforming into a black cat, Pseudo Flight, Can take her reiryoku and exert it as reiatsu, BFR (Shinigami can transfer the souls of the dead to either Soul Society or Hell depending on the deeds they've committed when they were alive using their Zanpakuto), Statistics Amplification (Can use Shunpo to boost her speed), Afterimage Creation (With Utsusemi), Electricity Manipulation (With Shunkō), Barrier Creation, Limited Power Nullification (With Hanki), Soul Manipulation, Invisibility, Non-Physical Interaction (Can harm and interact with intangible spirits and objects), Overwhelming Aura (Spiritual pressure can passively induce ailments ranging from paralysis to fear inducement), Resistance to Soul Manipulation
Attack Potency: Mountain level (Her power is enough to make the 4th Espada Ulquiorra wary to engage in combat with her, even with the help of the 0 Espada Yammy. Given her reputation among the Espada, she should should not be weaker than the likes of Tōshirō Hitsugaya, a Captain level Shinigami for whom no such precaution was shown or deemed necessary), Mountain level+ with Shunko (Vastly more powerful than base) | Mountain level+ (Comparable to Kisuke Urahara. Managed to put a few cracks in Chrysalis Aizen's shell), higher with Shunko | At least Mountain level+ (Shouldn't be weaker than before, fought Askin), higher with Shunko | At least Mountain level+ (Quickly overwhelmed Askin to the point of forcing him into Vollständig)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (She was given the title Goddess of Flash for her proficiency in Flash Step and is also one of the fastest speedsters in and out of Soul Society) | Massively Hypersonic+ | Massively Hypersonic+ (Kept up with and dodged Askin's arrows) | At least Massively Hypersonic+ (Blitzed Askin)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Mountain Class, Mountain Class+ with Shunko | At least Mountain Class+, higher with Shunko | At least Mountain Class+, higher with Shunko | At least Mountain Class+
Durability: Mountain level (Reiatsu is used for both offence and defence. Her reiatsu should not be any less immense than that of Hitsugaya), Mountain level+ when using Shunko for defence (Can generate reiatsu based defences to cancel out incoming attacks. Should scale to her own attack potency) | At least Mountain level+, higher when using Shunko for defence | At least Mountain level+ (Took attacks from Askin), higher when using Shunko for defence | At least Mountain level+
Stamina: Very high
Range: Extended melee range, several hundred meters with Raiōken
Standard Equipment: Her Zanpakutō, Tentōken, Anken and Anti-Hierro Armor
Intelligence: As the former head of her clan and ex-commander of the Onmitsukidō, Yoruichi is a capable leader. She has repeatedly proven to be insightful and crafty, capable of quickly understanding any situation that presents itself and adjusting to it effectively. Upon learning Ichigo would go to save Rukia no matter what, Yoruichi began making preparations of her own by training Orihime and Chad.
Weaknesses: None notable
Shunpo: A Shinigami movement technique which allows the user to move faster than the eye can follow. As speed is the main factor of the technique, the method is best characterized by how fast one can get from point A to point B in the least amount of steps.
- Utsusemi: This technique allows the user to move at great speed to avoid an attack, creating an afterimage to substitute the damage.
- Takigoi:: The practitioner utilizes this technique to create an opening in their opponent's defense.
- Taketonbo:: A technique in which the user violently flips the opponent on their backs.
- Raiōken:: A technique pummeling the opponent with multiple high-speed punches.
Shunkō (Lightning):: An advanced technique which combines Hakuda with Kidō. This technique enhances Yoruichi by wrapping her body with compressed Kido, Yourichi in particular having the element of lightning. Yoruichi can fire off this Kido to create explosions and neutralize enemy movement with her reiatsu.
- Shunkō: Raijin Senkei: The lightning emitted from Yoruichi's back creates a circle of electrical energy in the shape of Raijin's drums behind her as Yoruichi unleashes a giant column of concentrated electrical energy to engulf her opponent.
- Shunkō: Raiju Senkei: Shunryū Kokubyō Senkei: After being eveloped in a column of lightning, Yoruichi develops a form that is a cross between her feline and human forms. Aside from her abilities enhancing dramatically, her reiatsu signature changes 48 times per second in response to her mood. It also makes her extremely fickle like a cat as a side effect.
Kidō: Spells casted by Shinigami with strong enough Reiryoku and Reiryoku control. Kidō is divided into mainly three categories: Hadō for attacks, Bakudō for battle support and Kaidō for healing. The spells are ranking from 1-99 with 1 being the weaker and easier spells to cast and 99 being the most powerful and difficult to cast. Skilled users can cast Kidō without the need of an incantation; however, casting without incantation does reduce the Kidō's effectiveness less than a third of it's full potential.
- Hanki: This technique is used by Yoruichi during Shunkō. It can be used to cancel out enemy attacks.
Key: Soul Society Arc/Arrancar Arc | Fake Karakura Town Arc | Thousand Year Blood War Arc | Flash Goddess Form