|“||"People discover their true, inner powers when they want to protect something. Their own lives, status, honor, loved ones, a principle...a fierce desire to protect is the key."||„|
|~ Yoruichi to Orihime and Chad|
Yoruichi Shihōin is the former captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13, as well as the former commander of the Onmitsukidō. Her Lieutenant was Marenoshin Ōmaeda. 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. She was the 22nd Head of of Shihōin Clan until she went with Urahara, making her brother the 23rd Head of the Shihōin Clan.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-A, higher with Shunkō | 6-C, higher with Shunkō | High 6-A, higher with Shunkō, even higher with Anti-Hierro Armor | High 6-A, higher with Shunkō, even higher with God of Thunder Battle Form | High 6-A with Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Regeneration (Low; she was able to heal a broken left arm and leg relatively quicker than normally possible), Enhanced Senses (She can see other spirit and souls), Extrasensory Perception (She can tell how strong an opponent is by their Reiatsu and see the flow of Reiatsu), Weapon Mastery (Type 1; She was shown to have a Zanpakutō when she was younger and she should have been skilled with it, has skill with wires that she can attack people with and other weapons), Martial Arts (Type 4; Yoruichi is a Hakuda and Hohō Master, which is the main martial arts of the Soul Society, there is only 9 masters known, she's skilled enough in it to intermix it with her Kido to increase its potency), Longevity (Shinigami can live to be 1,000 of years old or even older), Portal Creation (She should be able to create the Senkaimon, which is a portal to the Soul Society), Dimensional Travel (She can travel to the Soul Society which is a parallel dimension to World of the Living), BFR (Only Shinigami can open the Senkaimon), Sealing, Stealth Mastery (Yoruichi was former the commander of the Onmitsukidō, which is a force that specializes in stealth, espionage, assassinations and surveillance, she has also been able to sneak up on many characters in the series), Electricity Manipulation (Her type of Shunkō is lighting, which she can manipulate and control while in this form as well as in her God of Thunder Battle Form and Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form, such as enhancing her punches and strike lighting down upon the enemy), Transformation (She can transform into her Shunko Form, God of Thunder Battle Form and Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form), Precognition (She was able to sense the an unknown person about to come at her from behind and react to it before she realised it wasn't an enemy), Multiple Personalities (While transformed into Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form, her personality changes to that of a cat-like creature), Berserk Mode (While in Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form, she has no sense of herself become a fickle cat that will attack anything she dislikes), Instinctive Reactions (While in Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form, she reacts off of instincts alone as her fighting style becomes more animalistic), Pseudo Flight (She can create Reiatsu under her feet to make it seem as if she's flying), Surface Scaling (She can climb up walls and buildings while in Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form without needs to grip anything or using her Reiatsu), Shapeshifting (She can turn herself into a black cat), Body Control (While as a black cat her voice is changed), Soul Manipulation (Her Reiatsu has the ability to destroy souls), Natural Weaponry (While in Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form, she's naturally producing lighting claws), Invisibility (Shinigami are invisible to normal people who don't have Reiatsu), Limited Intangibility (Shinigami can travel through wall, it requires an activation but doesn't seem to help against attacks), Aura (Reiatsu can passively induce ailments ranging from paralysis to fear inducement or even disintegration), Status Effect Inducement (The aura can make people pass out from it or paralyzing them), Paralysis Inducement (The aura has the ability to bring someone to their knees with fear), Deconstruction (The aura can disintegrate souls and living beings), Statistics Amplification (Shunpo can increase her speed and Shunkōcan increase her physical attributes), Power Nullification (Hakai nullifies an opponent's Kidō by hitting it with a Kidō of perfectly opposite speed and energy, the technique can neutralize an opponent's movements), Forcefield Creation (She can create barrier with Kido), Acrobatics (She is able to do many mid air flips as well as many other different maneuvers that are relatively acrobatic), Afterimage Creation (With Utsusemi, it allows for great movements speed leaving an tangible afterimage of the users), Duplication (She can create a tangible clone with Utsusemi but it lacks movement), Analytical Prediction (With Takigoi, she pre-predicts their movements and creates an opening in their defenses), Energy Projection (With Shunkō, it creates lightning blasts of energy), Pain Tolerance (Type 3; She could have her left arm destroyed and had little to no reaction of pain to it), Healing (With Kaidō, she can heal herself or others), Chi Manipulation (While in Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form, her Reiatsu is changing 48x per a second), Genius Intelligence (As the former head of the Shihōin Clan, ex-commander of the Onmitsukidō, and former captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13, 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. Even being able to effectively being able to intermix techniques from Hakuda, Hohō, and Kido into her martial arts to become one of the best Hakudo users in the entire series. She's is so skilled that she is one of the only 2 characters that use Hakuda that can use Shunkōwhich is the highest form of Hakuda technique and has mastered it), Resistance to Soul Manipulation (She can withstand other individuals auras as well as attacks from Zanpakutō) and Limited Poison Manipulation (She could withstand Askin's poison better than Ichigo, Chad, Orihime, Yūshirō and Grimmjow).
Attack Potency: Mountain level (She was able to fight Soi Fon and should be superior to Tōshirō), higher with Shunkō (She could overwhelm Soi Fon) | Island level (Gave Yammy a beating, althrough he was missing an arm), higher with Shunkō | Multi-Continent level (Comparable to Urahara, Base Aizen and Isshin), higher with Shunkō (She could managed to put a few cracks in Chrysalis Aizen's shell when her normal strikes were easily blocked by the latter without a scratch), higher with Anti-Hierro Armor | Multi-Continent level (Fought and almost killed Askin), higher with Shunkō, even higher with God of Thunder Battle Form (Stronger than before) | Multi-Continental level with Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form (Much stronger than before. Quickly overwhelmed Askin to the point of forcing him into Vollständig)
Speed: Relativistic+ (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, despite being out of shape she is still faster than Byakuya, dodged the Negación), even higher with Shunkō | Relativistic+ (Faster than before), higher with Shunkō | Massively FTL+ (Comparable to Urahara, Base Aizen and Isshin), higher with Shunkō | Massively FTL+ (Kept up with and dodged Askin), higher with Shunkō, even higher with God of Thunder Battle Form | Massively FTL+ with Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form (Much faster than before. She could constantly blitz Askin and is much faster than any of her previous forms)
Lifting Strength: Class 10, likely higher | Class 10, likely higher | Class 10, likely higher | Class 10, likely higher
Durability: Mountain level (Took hits from Soi Fon and should be superior to Tōshirō), higher with Shunkō (She was superior to Soi Fon) | Island level (Should be comparable to Yammy), higher with Shunkō | Multi-Continent level (Comparable to Urahara, Base Aizen and Isshin), higher with Shunkō, even higher with Anti-Hierro Armor | Multi-Continent level (Took attacks from Askin), higher with Shunkō, even higher with God of Thunder Battle Form | Multi-Continental level with Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form (More durable than before)
Stamina: High (She could fight Soi Fon, with little to no sign of fatigue, she could fight Yammy without really overexertion herself, she could fight three Shinigami captains and four lieutenant-level and above opponents at the same time with Hakuda without receiving any notable damage, could fighting Askin while being drained by his poison and even being able to overwhelm him and blitz him)
Range: Standard melee range, Extended melee range, Hundreds of meters with Shunkō
Standard Equipment: Anken (Small Daggers), Anti-Hierro Armor, Razor Wire, Destructive Spheres
Intelligence: Genius (As the former head of the Shihōin Clan, ex-commander of the Onmitsukidō, and former captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13, 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. Even being able to effectively being able to intermix techniques from Hakuda, Hohō, and Kidō into her martial arts to become one of the best Hakudo users in the entire series. She's is so skilled that she is one of the only 2 characters that use Hakuda that can use Shunkō which is the highest form of Hakuda technique and has mastered it)
Weaknesses: None notable
Shunpo: Shunpo is a 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: Utsusemi allows for movement at great speed, leaving at least one tangible after-image behind.
- 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 (Lighting): Shunkō is an advanced battle technique which combines the physical techniques of Hakuda with the spell-based techniques of Kidō.
- Shunkō: God of Thunder Battle Form: 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: Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess Form: After being enveloped 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: Kidō is a form of Shinigami combat based on advanced spells. These spells are produced with strong Reiryoku and fall into two categories: Hadō for direct attacks, and Bakudō for battle support. It is one of the techniques in the Zankensoki, the group of Shinigami primary combat skills. Kidō spells are triggered by an incantation. Experienced users can trigger them without an incantation, though the effectiveness of the spell may be diminished.
- Hanki: This technique is used by Yoruichi during Shunkō, it nullifies an opponent's Kidō by hitting it with a Kidō of perfectly opposite speed and energy. The technique can neutralize an opponent's movements.
- Kaidō: Yoruichi also has a degree of proficiency in healing Kidō.
Key: Soul Society Arc | Arrancar Arc | Fake Karakura Town Arc | Thousand Year Blood War Arc | Thunderous Black Cat Battle Princess