|“||I'll save the oppressed youkai. That is my chosen calling as a magician.||„|
|~ Byakuren Hijiri|
Byakuren Hijiri (聖 白蓮, Hijiri Byakuren) is a Buddhist nun and magician, sealed away by humans for the kindness she showed Youkai, before being released from her seal during the events of Undefined Fantastic Object. Originally a human, Byakuren turned to magic to escape old age after the death of her brother, and became a Youkai. Realizing that her prosperity and power relied on the human fear and belief of Youkai, Byakuren worked to protect other Youkai while making herself out to be a great Youkai hunter. However, she eventually grew to genuinely care for the Youkai she protected. When the humans who had flocked behind her realized this, they punished her by sealing her deep within Makai; however, her followers would, thousands of years later, free her.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 4-C
Name: Byakuren Hijiri
Origin: Touhou Project
Age: Unknown. At least 1000 years old.
Classification: Youkai Magician (formerly human), Buddhist Nun
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Magic, Danmaku, Enhanced Senses, expert in close combat, Statistics Amplification (Can "buff" herself to vastly increase her physical strength), Forcefield Creation (Can create a forcefield to block incoming attacks. Passively creates a barrier around her when she is stunned), Resistance to Mind Manipulation (Youkai can resist the effects of the true Moon, which can drive humans insane and kill them if they look at it), Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Regeneration (Low-Godly; can regenerate solely from her incorporeal "mind")
Speed: Massively FTL+ (Comparable to other high tiers)
Striking Strength: Large Star Class
Durability: Large Star level
Standard Equipment: A motorcycle.
- The Sorcerer's Sutra Scroll: The scroll that Byakuren carries with her. It contains and is formed out of the incantations she needs to use her magical powers. It is lighter than a paper scroll and can contain a virtually infinite amount of information. It does not deteriorate over time, and contains its own will - only Byakuren can wield it. It comes with an auto-chanting mode - by waving it over her head, Byakuren can make it automatically recite its incantations for her.
Intelligence: Byakuren was capable of manipulating a nation into believing she was a great youkai hunter while secretly being a youkai who aided youkai, and she is capable of keeping up politically in the religious conflicts with Miko.
Weaknesses: Byakuren needs her Sutra Scroll to call upon the full extent of her abilities, and without her magic she is only as physically strong as a human. She dislikes conflict, avoids killing and is vulnerable to spiritual attacks
- Magic: Following the death of her brother and the ensuing fear of death she developed, Byakuren began studying dark magic to restore her youth. Now, she specializes in magic that "buffs" her physical capabilities, granting her significantly increased strength and speed, along with enhanced senses. Without these powers, she is only as strong as an average human, though her Sutra Scroll can automatically recite them if need be. Despite being called a saint, Byakuren's powers are truly demonic in nature, though she also derives much of her magical power from her devotion to Buddhism.
- Durga's Soul: First strengthening her body, Byakuren uses her enhanced durability to take a blow from her opponent before countering with a single, fierce blow.
- Garuda's Talons: Byakuren jumps back and then lunges at her opponent with a powerful rising kick.
- Hanuman's Dance: After strengthening her body, Byakuren steps forwards and slashes with a sword that emerges from her vajra.
- Indra's Thunder: Byakuren throws enchanted Buddhist rosaries that follow her opponent and cause lightning to strike them once they hit them.
- Skanda's Legs: Gathering her physical power, Byakuren increases her speed to allow her to quickly close in on her opponent and strike them with multiple blows.
- Virudhaka's Sword: Byakuren throws her vajra forwards as if it were a lance.
- Virupaksa's Eyes: Byakuren focuses, causing her fighting spirit to flare out around her, knocking enemies back and erasing projectiles.
- Heaven Sign "Brilliance of Mahavairocana": Concentrating and compressing her magical power into her body, Byakuren releases it all with an explosive burst of magic as soon as she sees an opening.
- Heaven Sign "Five-Element Mountain of Shakyamuni": Byakuren's strong faith takes the form of the hand of the Buddha, which slams into her opponent and crushes them to the ground.
- Heaven Sign "Master of the Great Trichiliocosm": After throwing her vajra at her opponent to stop their movement, Byakuren closes in and beats them down with a series of blows at her full strength.