|“||If they reject you! Then more than all of them combined! I will accept you!||„|
|~ Shido to Tohka|
Shido Itsuka (五河 士道, Itsuka Shidō) is the main protagonist of the Date A Live series. He possesses a strange power that allows him to seal the powers of a Spirit in his body with a kiss.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-A | At least 7-C | 6-C
Name: Shido Itsuka
Origin: Date A Live
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Can absorb the Angels of Spirits with a kiss, He can manifest these Angels to mimic the powers of the Spirits he sealed. This allows him access to: Tohka's Summoning of Sandalphon and Halvanhelev, Kotori's Regeneration (Low-Mid), Yoshino's Ice Manipulation, Natsumi's Shapeshifting and Power Mimicry, Yamai's Air Manipulation, Miku's Mind Control, Statistics Amplification, and Pain Reliving, Origami's Teleportation, Mukuro's Limited Conceptual Manipulation, Emotion Sealing and Releasing and Power Nullification, and Kurumi's Time Manipulation, Resistance to Mind Control and Time Manipulation (Resisted Kurumi's City Of Devouring Time) due to the Spirits' mana, Energy Projection and Manipulation
Attack Potency: At least Multi-City Block level (Traded blows with Ellen, who held her own against Inverse Tohka, albeit barely. Traded blows with DEM Wizards, who can fight evenly with Spirits and his sister, Mana. Split a hurricane from Yuzu and Kaguya after summoning Sandalphon, though he needed a little help from Tohka) | At least Town level (He has the combined mana of all the Spirits sans Mukuro and Kurumi, and can use their powers simultaneously. His Roaring Flash Blast Wave is comparable in power to the energy blasts of Tohka's Sandalphon and Origami's Metatron) | Island level (Much stronger after mastering his powers, Can hold his own against Nibelcols, who can match Spirits)
Speed: Hypersonic+ (Kept up with Ellen, who blitzed Tohka) | At least Hypersonic+ (Faster than before) | At least Hypersonic+ (Swifter and faster than when he hadn't master his powers)
Durability: Town level (Survived a shot from Kotori's Magbido. Note that Kotori was bloodlusted at this time), Island level with Zadkiel (His ice walls which were made out of Zadkiel blocked a vicious blow from a bloodlusted Inverse Tohka) | Town level (Much durable with the combined mana of all the Spirits sans Mukuro and Kurumi inside him) | Island level (More durable after mastering his powers), Higher with Zadkiel, Regeneration makes him hard to kill.
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Range: Several dozen meters
Weaknesses: In order to seal spirit powers, he needs to make the spirit fall in love with him. He can be overconfident at times, thinking that he can take on three dates at once. He is extremely weak-hearted, collapsing and screaming in horror upon seeing the massacre done by Kurumi Tokisaki in chapter 8. Shido is extremely kind and naive and can be too merciful on his opponents. The Angels he manifests retain their weaknesses when used by their real owners, such as the limitations of Kotori's regeneration | None Notable | None Notable
Shido has the mysterious, and unique ability to seal the powers of the Spirits into his body, which was first discovered by Ratatoskr sometime in the past when Kotori was turned into a Spirit. This power was bestowed onto him by the First Spirit, Mio Takamiya. Mio gave Shido the ability to absorb more power in order to gradually bestow her own abilities onto him, with each other Spirit acting as intermediary vessels to facilitate the transfer.
In order to use his ability to seal a Spirit’s power, the Spirit in question must meet certain conditions or requirements. Those conditions or requirements are that the Spirit in question must show affection, trust, closeness, and intimacy towards Shido. Once these conditions of love are high enough between Shido and the Spirit, he can seal their power by kissing them on the lips.
Due to the sheer amount of Spirit energy sealed inside of his body (presently 9 Spirits worth), Shido has been shown to possess a level of protection or outright immunity towards the abilities of other Spirits. Theses powers include being able to withstand Kurumi's City of Devouring Time as well as being completely unaffected by Miku's Solo.
If the Spirits' emotions become unstable enough, their powers will begin to return to them and leave Shido. This flaw means that he will have to seal them again should their powers fully return to them, but usually this only results in the Spirits temporarily regaining portions of their original power. However, as shown in the cases of Kotori, and much later on Tohka, it is possible for the Spirits to take back their full powers without the need to become emotionally unstable. Kotori seems to be capable of choosing exactly how much of her powers she takes back from him at any given time and so far most of the Spirits have managed to figure out how to form partial Astral Dresses, with varying results.
Shido can also “borrow” the power of a Spirit he has sealed, which explains the nature of his regenerative abilities. The borrowing works primarily as if a Spirit were to manifest an Angel. Shido cannot nonetheless call forth and wield an Angel as easily. While he has tapped into the powers of many other Angels, <Sandalphon>, <Haniel>, and <Michael> have been the only Angels that he has physically manifested. Whenever tapping into the energy of the Angels, the color of his eyes changes from brown to gold.
Besides sealing and summoning, whenever Shido manifests or uses the power of an Angel, his body is intoxicated with great physical pain. The Angels wielded by Spirits are not meant to be used by humans, which is why he overstresses his body when using his powers. The damage can be healed by <Camael>; however, Shido still feels the pain inflicted upon his body.
Throughout the story, Shido has steadily progressed in his ability to utilize the powers that he has sealed. During, early December, Shido lost control due to a disruption in the path of Spirit mana circulating throughout his body. The overload of mana and his fever caused him to enter an intoxicated state with lower inhibitions than his usual self. During this state, he was able to perform superhuman feats during his physical examination, despite feeling exhausted. Outsiders observed his behavior to be like a Spirit that could not control her powers. Nevertheless, the state also resulted in an increased control over all of his sealed Spirit powers. This state allowed him to use the powers of various Angels at once, seemingly without repercussions before his powers completely overheated.
During this time, he was able to create his own original attack, “Roaring Flash Blast Wave!”, a technique named by himself back in his middle school years. The blast released from his hands was enough to completely destroy the Bandersnatch units sent to attack him. This technique is comparable to the energy beams released from Tohka’s <Sandalphon> and Origami’s <Metatron>.
During the battle to save Nia, his body remembered the feeling of controlling the Spirit powers flowing inside of him. This memory caused him to be able to manifest numerous Angels willfully at the same time. However, the fatigue of using powers beyond human comprehension was still present, requiring him to use a combination of <Camael> and <Gabriel> to mitigate the pain and damage dealt to him.
So far, Shido has used the following Angels:
Angel: Sandalphon (鏖殺公 (サンダルフォン), Ousatsukou, lit., ("Throne of Annihilation")
Original owner: Tohka Yatogami
Shido first summoned <Sandalphon> when he was cursing his uselessness after Ellen defeated Tohka. <Sandalphon> is a big broadsword with both close and long-range capabilities if used well by the wielder. In Shido's case, he cannot bring himself to use the sword at its maximum potential due to the pain it caused to his body. Unlike Tohka, who can utilize the sword as many times as she pleases, Shido can barely swing it a few times before his body breaks down.
Angel: Camael (灼爛殲鬼 (カマエル) Shakuran Sen'oni, lit., ("Bright Burning Annihilating Demon")
Original owner: Kotori Itsuka
Shido has not wielded this Angel, but he has used its healing ability.
In Kotori's hands, the Angel takes the form of a halberd which slashes with tremendous force. One of its "sub-skills" is healing, which can be used by both Shido and Kotori. In Shido's case, it is an automatic "tool" that activates whenever Shido receives a fatal wound. This ability is also useful for Shido because it heals his drained body from the usage of <Sandalphon>. However, the pain and fatigue from using other powers are still felt. There is also a limit to how much the flames can heal if Shido's body had already been injured. Before Kurumi re-winded time to save him, Ellen was able to successfully kill Shido by decapitating him after the flames were already preoccupied with a fatal chest wound.
Angel: Zadkiel (氷結傀儡 (ザドキエル), Hyouketsu Kugutsu, lit., ("Freezing Puppet")
Original owner: Yoshino
Shido utilizes the power of <Zadkiel> by causing ice to manifest.
Shido first activated the powers of this Angel by creating a wall of ice to protect Miku from an attack made by Tohka in her Inverse state. During the battle against the monsters coming from Nia's <Beelzebub>, Shido consciously uses <Zadkiel> to freeze the monsters' legs to the ground. During the time when his powers went out of control, he was able to cause snowfall willingly and create beautiful candles and flowers made out of ice.
Angel: Haniel (贋造魔女 (ハニエル), Ganzou Majo, lit., ("Witch of Forgery")
Original owner: Natsumi
Shido uses <Haniel>'s powers to transform both himself and his surroundings. When he traveled back to the past, he accidentally turned into his younger self to fool his neighbor. During the period when his powers went out of control, Shido shows a great flexibility when using <Haniel>'s powers. When the sealed Spirits cornered him, he summoned the mirror to transform everyone around him (including himself) into Shiori to make a way for his escape. Later, during his dates, he used the power to dress himself up in a swimsuit and tuxedo.
During the conflict against Mukuro, Shido was able to willingly manifest the broom and use the <Kaleidoscope> ability to create a copy of <Michael>, Mukuro's angel. With said duplicate, he battled against her and copied <Michael>'s unlock ability to open the seal on Mukuro's heart. Mukuro later sealed <Haniel>'s ability to transform into <Michael>. However, Shido is still able use <Haniel> for other purposes like creating the illusion of an uninjured body when he was later was accidentally struck by Mukuro's attack.
Angel: Raphael (颶風騎士 （ラファエル), Gufuu Kishi, lit., ("Hurricane Knight")
- Combined: Bow and Arrow
- Kaguya: Lance
- Yuzuru: Pendulum
Original owner: Yamai
<Raphael> grants Shido the power to control the wind. This wind is very powerful and has been used to blast away the enemies that were either standing in his way or ambushing him. When he lost control of his powers, Shido was able to use <Raphael> to manipulate the air currents, so that he could glide through the sky. During the fight to save Nia, he consciously uses <Raphael> to blow away the monsters that were blocking his way. After successfully unlocking Mukuro's heart, Shido used Raphael in conjunction with <Zadkiel> to soften the impact of atmospheric reentry for both him and Mukuro.
Angel: Gabriel (破軍歌姫 （ガブリエル）, Hagun Utahime, lit., "Army-Breaking Songstress")
Original owner: Miku Izayoi
During the time when he lost control of his powers, Shido was able to use <Gabriel> to brainwash a crowd of people into serving as a distraction for him. As he was using multiple Angels at once, he uses Miku's <Requiem> as a pain reliever song for both himself and Nia. Later on, Miku's <March> becomes his regular enhancement technique used to increase his physical abilities beyond that which is capable for a normal human being.
Angel: Metatron (絶滅天使 （メタトロン）, Zetsumetsu Tenshi, lit., "Angel of Extinction")
Original owner: Origami Tobiichi
Shido only used this Angel once and it was just to dodge an incoming attack from Ellen. It is the same transporting skill Origami uses when she is about to get hit, dodging by transforming into light and teleporting somewhere else. However, the ability has a limited range.
Angel: Michael (封解主 (ミカエル), Fūkaishū, lit., "Seal-Removing Lord")
Original owner Mukuro Hoshimiya
Even before sealing Mukuro, Shido had access to <Michael> by copying the Angel's power through <Haniel>. Although he momentarily lost this ability when Mukuro sealed it away with her own <Michael>, Shido regained the ability to use the Angel shortly after sealing Mukuro. He later utilizes the Angel in an attempt to unlock his past memories of Mio.
- Rātaibu - Unlock [開（ラータイブ) ]: Allows Shido to unlock objects and concepts previously sealed with <Michael>. Shido first used this technique with a copy of <Michael> produced by <Haniel> in order to open the seal placed on Mukuro's heart.
- Tefetei- Small Key [小鍵 (テフエテー)]: Shrinks <Michael> down to a miniature version small enough to be held at the palm of his hand. Shido uses this form of <Michael> in order to more easily point the angel at his own head when attempting to unlock his past memories.
Key: Pre-Spirits Powers Mastery | Berserk (With Spirit's Powers Out Of Control) | Post-Spirits Powers Mastery