Child of the Izumo clan, Susa was one of the few
spared when the Yamato clan slaughtered the village
fearing the Izumo might up rise against them. Son
of Genkaku and brother to Himiko, Susa's father
set out to make his son the ruler of the shattered
Izumo people and to avenge those who had fallen...
and to be reborn as the god Susa-no-o. The god
heard Genkaku's plea, and Yamato no Orochi awoke
to bestow his power on Susa, and in a cruel twist
his sister Himiko. For the power of the god to
truly awaken in Susa, he would need to kill his
Susa's mother, sensing the desperation of her husband,
helped Himiko to escape as she confronted Genkaku.
Prepared to kill him, knowing he would sacrifice
their daughter for his crusade against Yamato, Genkaku
instead killed his wife as he set out to relocate
his daughter for the sacrifice.
Eighteen years go by before Susa and his sister
are reunited, with her now the final step before
Susa can claim his true power. Genkaku is eager
to complete the process, and against his son's
will eventually forces him kill Himiko. The pair
then head up a direct assault on the Yamato capital,
breaking in and stealing the Ame no Murakumo sword.
With the weapon at hand, lighting strikes the boy
as he begins to take on the appearance of a god.
Birthed in a
flash of lighting from Yamato no Orochi, the instrument
of Genkaku's revenge was finally realized. Susa
transformed into a hulking beast whose body shows
signs of both Yamato no Orochi's power, with a
reptilian right arm and a scaly neck, and the fallen
hero Susa-no-o. The creature posses tremendous
power while in possession of the Ame no Murakumo
sword, able to destroy the capital of Yamato in
a single sword stroke, sending out shockwaves that
detonated nearby structures and sent fissures through
the streets, causing the capital's citizens to
plummet to their doom.
Sensing that Susa-no-o has finally been released,
Seimei and Hiromasa set out to wake the god Amaterasu,
in hopes that she will revert Susa back to
his human form. The two descend on the resting
place of Amaterasu in Ama no Iwato, and begin performing
the ritual to call forth the god. However, Susa
senses Amaterasu beginning to stir out
of her slumber, and goes to Ama no Iwato to confront
Seimei and Hiromasa. Upon arriving, though, Susa
is paralyzed by Hiromasa playing his flute, as
the hulking creature is reminded of his life as
a human and lays down his sword. However, his father,
Genkaku, is waiting behind him. Taking his son's
sword, Genkaku does battle with Seimei, until he
runs the Yin-Yang master through with the Ame no
Murakumo sword. Fortunately, the blood of Seimei
completes the ritual, and Amaterasu is awoken.
As hoped, Susa-no-o converts back into a human
and goes with Amaterasu back to heaven.