Nue Houjuu (封獣 ぬえ) is said to be one of the most mysterious and feared youkai in many years, yet has been defeated by humans many times. There are many differing legends according to her appearance because she hides her "true form". At some point, she was sealed underground, but after the events of Subterranean Animism, she resurfaced back in Gensokyo.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 4-C
Name: Nue Houjuu
Origin: Touhou Project
Age: At least eight hundred years old
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Danmaku, can make objects unidentifiable, Energy Projection, 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), Regeneration (Low-Godly; can regenerate solely from her incorporeal "mind")
Speed: Massively FTL+
Striking Strength: Large Star Class
Durability: Large Star level
Standard Equipment: Her trident.
Intelligence: Unknown. Should be at least somewhat smart, considering her lifespan.
Weaknesses: Legendary weapons are known to be especially effective against her, and one of the only things noted to be able to kill her in-universe. Vulnerable to spiritual attacks.
- Making objects unidentifiable: Nue is able to conceal the true nature of other objects, robbing them of their identity. An object that has lost their identity will appear to be a different thing to everyone who observes it, as the observer's mind fills in the blanks itself. Nue can use this ability on herself to appear to be other things.
- Obscuring information: Nue has shown to be able to use her ability to obscure knowledge and information in Forbidden Scrollery
- Seeds of non-identification: Nue applies her powers to other objects using the seeds of nonidentification, which are pieces of her essence that can act autonomously.
- Shapeshifting(?): Her seeds have been shown to change the physical form of affected objects and themselves, such as transforming a piece of wood into a UFO, and transforming itself into a snake then a bird. Nue herself seems to have been able to transform into a ball of light.