|“||Babies are sho cute. Sho little, sho soft, sho warm and full of life. They're sho eashy to kill. They're jusht sho damn cute.||„|
Joutou Kotobuki (寿 常套, Kotobuki Joutou) is a member of the Kotobuki family, and was one of the six suitors who took part in the second Jet Black Wedding Feast to marry Medaka Kurokami.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Likely 9-C to 9-A
Name: Joutou Kotobuki
Origin: Medaka Box
Age: Unknown, likely teenager
Classification: Human, Style User, Nurse
Speed: Unknown, Likely Superhuman
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Unknown, Likely Small Building level at her best
Range: Several meters with her PDW and Style
Standard Equipment: A cell phone and a PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)
Intelligence: Combat Smart
Weaknesses: If Kotobuki is knocked out, the effects of her lullaby will wear off
Nursery Rhyme User (童謡使い, Douyou Tsukai): Kotobuki's style allows her to manipulate nursery rhymes. As Kotobuki sings, those within a certain range start to revert to a younger form. As they get closer to Kotobuki, the target progressively gets younger and younger. This does not only affect their size, but reverts them to their style of dress and items that were on their person at the time. If the target is wounded, the de-aging will remove their wounds as well, as they did not have them at the time. The victim's age does not decrease in a linear fashion; instead, the target's age is reversed geometrically. Kotobuki's lullaby works on an infrasonic sound level, and can therefore affect her targets even if they cannot hear anything. As Kotobuki increases the volume of her song, the range at which the listeners will be unaffected shrinks. However, there does seem to be a limit on the style's effects; once reduced to infants, the victims will not grow any younger. With her style, Kotobuki can even bring the dead back to life. Kotobuki's lullaby can even be transferred through devices such as a cell phone, ignoring the laws of physics. Because it is centered around song however, Kotobuki cannot utilize her style if she cannot sing, for such reasons as her throat being too dry.
- Red Carpet (幼稚赤掛け, Reddo Kāpetto): Kotobuki ties her victims (once they have been reduced to babies) to her body in order to form armor. While the babies themselves do not provide much physical protection, they do make the opponent reluctant to attack for fear of harming the children.