Kasen Ibaraki (茨木 華扇, Ibaraki Kasen) is a mysterious self-proclaimed hermit living in the mountains. She can often be seen dispensing advice and knowledge to Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, and Sanae Kochiya.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 4-C
Name: Kasen Ibaraki (Pseudonym: Ibarakasen)
Origin: Touhou Project
Age: Unknown, at least 135 years old (As one of the youkai sages, she preexisted and assisted in the creation of the Hakurei barrier)
Classification: Unknown, poses as a Hermit. Implied to be an Oni.
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Danmaku, Animal Manipulation (Kasen can communicate with and guide animals and transfigure youkai), has an intangible artificial arm that can crush vengeful spirits, Fangshu, Longevity, and possible abilities include Teleportation, Forcefield Creation (Can create a forcefield to block incoming attacks. Passively creates a barrier around her when she is stunned), Summoning (Can summons her pets in combat), Portal Creation, 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), and Regeneration (Low-Godly; can regenerate from her incorporeal "mind")
Striking Strength: Large Star Class
Durability: Large Star level
Standard Equipment: The Ibaraki Box of a Hundred Medicines, which cures all the illnesses and injuries of anyone who drinks from it, or grants superhuman strength if they're already healthy.
Intelligence: High. Kasen is well-versed in many fields and nearly always has advice to give to everyone.
Weaknesses: None notable, possibly vulnerable to spiritual attacks.
- Artificial Arm: Kasen's bandaged right arm is actually artificial, and consists of a vaporous black smoke. Kasen is capable of remotely controlling it and can detach it from her body. Her arm is also capable of crushing vengeful spirits, removing them from the process of reincarnation entirely in the process.
- Fangshu: Due to special hermit arts, Kasen's home can only be found through a special path (which she changes, regularly), and snow and rain do not fall around her house.
- Guiding of animals: Kasen can communicate with and guide animals, including cryptids, beast youkai, and dragons, and knows very much about all animals in general. She knows the antidotes to obscure venoms and the process that an animal undergoes when becoming a youkai. She also employs a number of trained animals that she uses as servants and helpers, who she can summon to her side at a moment's notice. These animals include, amongst many others, monkeys, snakes, birds, and a giant eagle.