A pure blood demon that raped and pillaged
as he pleased. Three children were bore from
him, and the middle child, Shanano, attacked
Benkei at a young age in an attempt to kill
him. Shanano was easily defeated by Benkei
though, after his sword drew blood from the
demon's forehead. Benkei, realizing the pain
that he has caused, then attempted to commit
suicide. A monk, by the name of Ajari, stoped
the demon simply by telling him he is already
dead. Benkei then decides to follow Ajari's
teachings and sets out on the path for enlightenment.
A couple decades later, Benkei steals the
Demon Slayer, and tells Ajari that Agaharia's
revelation tells him to kill the two faced
demon; Benkei then rushes off. He later confronts
the demons on Gojoe bridge, but they flee
to a cave in Kyoto. Benkei follows the demons
to Kyoto but is trapped in the surrounding
Devil's Woods by the Halfling Demons, and
is then captured by the Heikei clan. The Heikei
clan ask for Benkei's assistance in destroying
the demons, but Benkei refuses.
Later the Heikei clan bounds Benkei and returns
him to the Devil's Woods. Shortly afterwards
the demons appear and kill the nearby soldiers
of the Heikei clan, and Shanano fights Benkei
and nearly kills him until Ajari shows up.
Once again the Halfling Demons retreat to
the caves in Kyoto.
Upon returning Shanano insists on putting
Ajari's beliefs to the test by fasting for
nine days. At the end of the nine days Shanano
confronts Ajari and insists that he has reached
enlightenment, and that all of Ajari's gods
don't exist. Shanano then gets fete up with
Ajari and kills him. The Halfling Demons then
travel around killing all the monks that come
across their path.
Benkei is then contacted by Shanano and is
told that he has slain Ajari. Benkei decides
to put behind his Buddhist beliefs and avenge
Ajari. Benkei returns to Kyoto and meets the
Halfling Demons on Gojoe bridge. Shanano fights
Benkei one-on-one again, and greatly overpowers
him until Benkei stabs himself in the forehead.
Although Shanano quickly gains the upper-hand
once more, and manages to stab Benkei in the
stomach with his sword. Benkei is able to
raise his sword to the sky as lightning hits
it, killing them both.