Ashitaka is the protagonist of Princess Mononoke. As prince and hero of his village, he is forced to leave when he is infected by hate from a boar demon. Ashitaka and his red elk, Yakul, head to the forbidden forest and he eventually reaches Irontown, an insular settlement administered by the mysterious Lady Eboshi. She is attempting to control the forces of nature that surrounds the forest and also collect the head of the forest spirit. Later, in the forest, Ashitaka meets the wolf-girl princess, San, who wants to destroy Irontown. Ultimately, Ashitaka stops a war between Irontown and the forest creatures, and stops the incensed Forest Spirit from destroying them both.
Powers and Stats
Origin: Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli)
Classification: Human Warrior with a Demon curse, Prince of the Emishi Tribe
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, expert marksman (he's never shown missing a target. Even when riding an elk he manages to hit the eye of a raging demon, head-shots at hundreds of meters. He does this many times), skilled swordsman, he has a power known in his village as "Akuma no ude" or " the demon's arm", Ashitaka's right arm is cursed with incredible strength, and durability.
Attack Potency: Wall level (With the demon's curse he can shoot an arrow with enough strength to rip both arms off an enemy who's mid-swing, and even before receiving the curse, Ashitaka managed to kill Nago singlehandedly).
Durability: Wall level
Range: Several hundred meters with projectiles
Standard Equipment: His bow and arrows, sword and his elk Yakul
Intelligence: Highly skilled swordsman and archer
Weaknesses: His curse will slowly drain his life, he will lose control of his power if he's consumed by anger and hatred, is a pacifist (although he will kill if left with no choice)