|“||Everything in existence has a flaw. Not to mention humans, but air, will, and even time. It's natural to have an end, if it has a beginning. My eyes can see the death of things. That's why... as long as it exists, I can even kill God.||„|
|~ Shiki Ryougi|
Shiki Ryougi (両儀式, Ryōgi Shiki) is the main protagonist of Kara no Kyoukai. She is a girl who possesses the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, a supernatural ability that allows the user to see the inherent mortality of everything.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B | Likely 1-C, possibly far higher
Name: Ryougi Shiki
Origin: Kara no Kyoukai
Age: 19-20 (in the first volume), 30s as of Mirai Fukuin
Classification: Human, Avatar of Akasha
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Combat Clairvoyance, Expert Swordswoman, can kill concepts, unlocks her true fighting skills when wielding a sword through self-suggestion, can break through magical barriers with her Katana, can interact with intangible objects, feels no fear, Resistance to Mind Manipulation and Possession | All previous abilities to a greater extent, Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, can grant any wish she wants via Akasha
Attack Potency: Wall level (Her blows have been compared to cannonballs when she is giving it her all), Can ignore conventional durability with her Mystic Eyes of Death Perception (Can kill inanimate and animate things, even concepts, by cutting their lines of death) | Likely Complex Multiverse level, possibly much higher (Is Akasha given form and a personality, and as such is beyond all concepts and dimensions known in the Nasuverse, which has mentioned at least 6-Dimensional Space, but the actual amount may be as high as our own multiverse)
Speed: Supersonic+ to High Hypersonic (Dodged an explosion at close range) | Unknown (via Conceptual Destruction can literally "kill" concepts such as speed, time, and the distance between her and an enemy)
Lifting Strength: Peak Human | Unknown
Striking Strength: Wall Class (Her most powerful blow was compared to a cannonball) | Unknown
Durability: Wall level (Survived punches which can take down walls but was knocked out) | Unknown
Stamina: High (Can fight for extended periods without any signs of fatigue, she also has incredible pain tolerance, being unfazed even after getting her arm twisted at such unnatural angles that it needed to be amputated) | Unknown (via Conceptual Destruction can literally "kill" concepts)
Range: Around 3 meters with her knives, 9 meters with her Katana | Unknown (Can literally "kill" concepts, such as the distance between her and an enemy)
Standard Equipment: Her knife, her magical prosthetic arm (containing a hidden knife), and Kanesada Kuji, the Ryougi family katana.
- Kanesada Kuji: The 500-year old Ryougi family Katana. Due to its old age, it has a high level of mystery.
Intelligence: Shiki is inept socially, being bitter, blunt, and to the point while feeling out of place in modern society. However, due to her traditional upbringing, she became an incredibly skilled swordswoman, being equivalent to Taiga Fujimura, a fifth-dan black belt who would've been ranked higher if she wasn't banned from tournaments, despite being in her late teens and early twenties for most of the series. In addition, the self-suggestion placed on her allows her to fight with even greater skill while wielding a sword instead of a knife. She is also a fairly skilled hand-to-hand combatant, easily dispatching the bullies that were attacking Enjou Tomoe without getting struck once even as she took her time to lengthen the pain they felt. In combat she is ruthless and bloodthirsty when she has designated someone as a target to kill, slaying her foes without remorse and killing anything that threatens her livelihood and the ones she cares about. | Possibly Omniscient due to her connection to Akasha
Weaknesses: Shiki needs to hit her opponent to properly use her Mystic Eyes. She can only fight at her full potential with a sword, rather than her knife. | Void Shiki is rather apathetic and lackadaisical, and thus will not take things seriously most of the time.
- Mystic Eyes of Death Perception (直死の魔眼, Chokushi no Magan, lit. Mystic Eyes of Direct Death): Shiki possesses the extremely rare Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, which allow her to visualize the concept of death in others as lines and points. While this ability is rooted in her eyes, even if she were to go blind or lose her eyes, she could "see" them anyways. By cutting along these lines and points, something that takes no real exertion, the fated destruction of the relevant part is realized. Due to this, it ignores all forms of defense, and the death it brings is absolute. Wounds it causes cannot be regenerated, and when someone dies to them, it destroys them utterly, bypassing even reincarnation. Due to her connection to Akasha, the Root of all things, her eyes are extremely powerful, allowing her to kill concepts, such as even killing the future perceived by a clairvoyant.
- Magical Prosthetic Arm: Shiki's prosthetic arm allows her to grab things from a distance and affect the intangible, such as ghosts.
- Ryougi Shiki (Void): The third personality of Ryougi Shiki. In fact, it is this personality that is directly connected to the root of all things (Akasha). While Shiki can see the death of everything, Void Shiki can do so much more. She claims the ability to do anything she wishes, as being connected to it makes her an equivocal existence. She can also kill a concept such as the distance between her and an enemy, universal bending, sickness, mental weakness, time, and etcetera. Beyond that, she can kill multiple things within a single motion. She also claims that it would be trivially easy for her to annihilate reality, change the very structure of elementary particles and transmute evolution itself.
Key: Base | Void Shiki
Note: According to Word of God, she would be only capable of fighting defensively against Servants, such as Saber, which is completely ridiculous given all that she can do as Void Shiki. As a result, it's certainly unknown if he was referring to the fact that the Heroic Spirits reside in a different dimension or shouldn't be taken seriously given the fact that the author sometimes jokes about who is the strongest within the Nasuverse.