|“||I can get along with any Youkai.||„|
|~ Jinnai Shinobu|
|“||I don’t know why, but Youkai and similar things have always really liked me. To be honest, I really don’t think you’re going to eat me here. But that’s the point. This isn’t about form, power, or attributes. What moves your heart and fills you with strength comes from somewhere else.||„|
|~ Jinnai Shinobu to Fenrir|
Jinnai Shinobu is the main protagonist of the Zashiki Warashi series. The only son of a famous family dedicated to brewery, Shinobu is a teenager living in Noukotsu Village, one of Japan's Intellectual Villages. From the moment he was born, Shinobu has had the strange trait to attract and befriend Youkai and other supernatural creatures, which has led to him getting involved in several incidents related to Packages.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-B | 10-B, at least 9-B with robot
Name: Jinnai Shinobu, Intellectual Yakuza
Age: 16 | 26
Classification: Human | Human, Scientist
Powers and Abilities: High knowledge on Youkai lore, high intellect, ability to attract and befriend supernatural creatures; resistance to supernatural fear and killing intent, which is unconsciously shared with allies | Magic, Summoning, high knowledge on robotics, space development and terraforming
Speed: Athletic Human
Lifting Strength: Regular Human
Striking Strength: Human Class | Human Class, at least Wall Class with robot
Stamina: Above average
Range: Standard melee range
Standard Equipment: None notable | Military Robot
Intelligence: High. Despite his appearance, Shinobu is one of the best students in his class and the class representative, earning him the nickname of "Intellectual Yakuza". He possesses great analytical skills, which he has repeatedly used to analyze Packages and discover their weaknesses using his knowledge on Youkai lore. | Genius, he's one of the most important scientists in the world, with several countries desiring his help due to the world's lack of resources. He has become the most influential researcher in the fields of robotics, space development and terraforming; which he starts using to restore Japan's environment in twenty years after the catastrophe that forced all Japanese to evacuate, despite Hyakki Yakou's initial predictions saying it would take nearly fifty years.
Weaknesses: Normal human weaknesses
- Unique Trait/Ability: Shinobu has the strange trait of attracting the supernatural and supernatural beings, being able to approach and befriend any kind of Youkai, even extremely dangerous ones. It has been noted by Yukari that Shinobu is completely unaware of the forbidden line that everyone else can naturally sense. For example, as a child, despite finding places such as a school at night, an abandoned hospital, or a sealed-off tunnel scary, he would never think of turning back. This trait not only makes Shinobu immune to the fear Youkai and the supernatural normally cause on people, he's also immune to techniques that try to use fear against him. Saiki Kazu's killing intent technique, which can paralyze, cause difficulty breathing and almost knock out experienced specialists such as Hishigami Mai and Illness Magic User, completely failed to affect Shinobu. Not only that, Shinobu's nearby allies were also capable of acting normally thanks to their bond with Shinobu. Kazu described Shinobu's ability as "the ability to neutralize the fear and create a bond, giving him a great affinity with any Youkai", similar to Ranzono Sachi’s affinity with animal Youkai and her ability to summon them, but more indiscriminate and covering a wider range. According to Kazu, if Shinobu were to be able to wield it consciously, he would individually have been able to recreate the phenomenon known as Hyakki Yakou (A hundred different species of Youkai marching as one). This was proven when child Shinobu first considered someone an enemy after they hurt Yukari in front of him. His cries of despair gathered the attention of thousands of his Youkai friends, turning them into a living avalanche and a frenzied mob that chased down and tore the offender apart.
- Robot: An eight-legged crab-like weapon created by Shinobu, capable of easily destroying a wall. The robot can also act as a receptacle for a demon, increasing its power exponentially and becoming able to easily kill Hishigami Mai, who had initially deemed the robot "a piece of junk" incapable of killing her.
- Summoning: Together with his scientific knowledge, in the alternate future Shinobu became an experienced magic user, being able to not only summon the Succubus to his side but also able to summon and control Tselika, one of the strongest demons in the world and comparable to the demons symbolizing the Seven Deadly Sins.
Key: Normal Shinobu | Perfect Shinobu