Orochi ヤマタノオロチ (Heisei)

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Tsukuyomi
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  Powers/Weapons: Can shoot lightning from his eyes; able to summon meteors and lightning to fall from the sky; can breath in different atmospheres; capable of transforming into Orochi
First Appearance: Yamato Takeru (1994)
Series:  Heisei  

 Description

In the beginning of space, the darkness gave and, birthing from a shower of new light, gods and lesser gods were born. Each with his or her own abilities and title. The elder gods, Izanagi and Oorchiriou gave birth to twin boys, Susano and Tsukuyomi. Even with all his power, Izanagi, the father of all gods could not see the evil that would reveal itself soon. In an act of pure relevance and kindness, Izanagi created a world that would teem with life. A planet that would be called Earth to the millions of humans that would cover her surface. This would be the beginning of what would set in motion a dark evil that would never die.

Tsukuyomi was greatly angered at his parents for creating such foolish and weak mortal creatures, and vowed to make the universe a place only for the immortals. Summoning his strength, he took the form of a huge and murderous hydra, Orochi, that ravaged the land. Seas were turned to blood, forest into raging infernos. It seemed that what gift Izanagi had made would be turned to rubble before the might of his own flesh and blood. Yet Susano, the younger sibling of the duo of gods, challenged his older brother's power. Waging war, Susano was able to defeat his brother, and from the lifeless carcass, he forged a sword from one of the Hydra's bones. Izanagi picked up the finished battle, and entombed his own son in a ship of ice and cast the prison into space. Hoping that it would drift for all eternity in peace.

Millions of years passed before the banished Tsukuyomi returned, beckoned by the Holy Sword of Amano. Following his servant Sukinowa, the tomb of ice crashed into the moon, thereby releasing the god once again. Using his powers to bring his armor, and his "Sword of the Dark Cloud" to his presence, Tsukuyomi was reborn. He used the sword to return his kingdom to the planet, in a fiery display of unquestioned strength. In two days he would be just as powerful as he was on earth so long ago. However, Oto and Yamato Takeru were there to meet the fight. Brought to the moon's surface by the God of Judgment Golzalado, the duo faced the immortal entity in a desperate struggle. In the end though, through sheer will of the love and determination, the warriors overpowered the god with two divine lights, the Sword of Susano and the Shiratori Mirror. Though he was defeated, Tsukuyomi was far from over in the fight. In a flash of brilliance, the demonic god transformed into the mammoth beast hydra known as Orochi.


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Sukinowa
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  Powers/Weapons: Shape shifter; able to cast storms; can create poisonous air; staff is able to release strands of lightning from the tip; can summon Kaishin Muba
First Appearance: Yamato Takeru (1994)
Series:  Heisei  

Description

Sukinowa is the faithful servant of the god Tsukuyomi. His loyalty is pledged to the fullest. The evil wizard gained the entrance into the kingdom of Yamato through deception, as he gave the king a night of rain to earn the lord's trust. Over the years, Sukinowa bid his time for his master's arrival, watching for the signs that would herald the god's return. The first omen he witnessed was the birth of twin boys from the Queen. The blessed event terrified the warlock to the bone, as he feared that it could be a sign of the twin boys birthed from the father god Izanagi. Sneaking the younger of the two away, he prepared to drop the baby from a cliff, but the Phoenix of Amano intervened and returned the child to the palace. The dark magician watched from afar and awaited for the child to grow into a man before he attacking a second time. However, once again fate was against Sukinowa, as the young man dispelled the toxic gas that threatened to kill him with his sacred stone.

Sukinowa realized that it was beyond his power to kill the child, so instead decided to play on the king's mind. The dark wizard proceeded to make the queen deathly ill, while framing her youngest son. The ploy worked against the king's son, who attempted to avenge his mother by dueling against his own brother, a confrontation which cost the eldest child his life. The dark soothsayer then convinced the lord that it was his youngest son who set this events in motion. Shocked by the evident news, the King banished his own offspring to the land of Kumaso, an evil and vile place where only the most repulsive dwell.

The wizard watched at a distance, when the boy, now gaining the title "Yamato Takeru", and a new ally, Oto, began their return after defeating the warlord in Kumaso. Summoning a fierce storm and the God of the Sea, Kaishin Muba, Sukinowa sought to kill the boy and retrieve the stolen Sword of Amano. However, the plan was a failure, and the son of Yamato escaped. Time was growing short, and the sorcerer needed to get back the sword for his returning master, yet the faithful servant hadn't exhausted his attempts yet. Taking the form of Yamato Takeru's mother, Sukinowa laid on the beach shore waiting for the lie to take effect, and soon enough the child fell for it. Not seeing past the veil of mystery, Sukinowa pulled from his scarab and plunged the dagger through the warrior's throat. However, Yamato Takeru was not dead, and instead pulled free the knife and threw it at the retreating enchanter. Yet Sukinowa still lived, and carried with him the Sword of the Dark Cloud. The elderly man climbed onto Tsukuyomi's alter, and offered the weapon to his master, which now had landed on the moon. The god accepted his weapon, and, as the blade entered the immortal's hand, Sukinowa crumbled to his true form. Turning back into a huge bony tooth of the legendary hydra, the augurer's mission was fulfilled.


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Orochi
Height: 22 meters
Length: 66 meters
Mass: 5,000 tons
  Powers/Weapons: Can breath a stream of fire from each of its maws; able to discharge red lightning from its eyes and mouths; can travel through space; detached body parts take on a life of their own
First Appearance: Yamato Takeru (1994)
Series:  Heisei  

Description

Ten million years ago the Earth first bared witness to the fury of a god. Thousands of tons of sculpted bone and muscle, sheathed over in a crimson wash of scales, trampled mountains into dust, forest into ash, and oceans into dry ravines. The eight-headed hydra was imbued with the cosmos themselves. Twin scarlet bolts of lightening, from each pair of cat like eyes leveled nearly all life on Earth. The only reason the devil did not succeed, was because of a warrior of the gods, Susano. The hydra was struck down, and sealed away in an icy prison. Banding together, the gods ended the wrathful spree of the reptilian giant for the time being.

The next time Orochi was seen on the moon, as Tsukuyomi was filled with mirth at his defeat from Yamato Takeru. His heart begged and cried out for the mortal's tattered souls, shouting for their deaths. Oto and Yamato Takeru glazed with wide eyes as the flame-spewing monster showed itself to humanity again. The two humans tired to fight against the wading leviathan, but, even with the help of the Amano Phoenix, they could not prevail. Breathing one last gout of fire, the dragon sent the humans into the dead of space. While there, the man realized the truth of the three Lights of Yamato, and the warrior was turned into the god-like fighter Utsuno Ikusagami. The warrior descended to the moon again, and battled the hydra, knowing that the fate of Earth rested on his shoulders. Blood hued bolts of power surged from each slit eye, showering waves of rolling flames were spout from each fanged maw. However, Orochi could not prevail, and so was defeated by the warrior god Utsuno Ikusagmi. After the colossal battle, the human trapped the god Tsukuyomi's body in his medallion and cast the tainted jewel into space, ending the demon's reign.