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Name: Aoshi Shinomori
Origin: Rurouni Kenshin
Classification: Human Swordsman, Okashira of the Oniwabanshou
Attack Potency: Building level
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Building Class
Durability: Building level
Range: Extended human melee range
Standard Equipment: Kodachi x2
Intelligence: Shinomori Aoshi is a very quiet, intelligent individual. He never speaks when unnecessary and he always thinks before he acts
Weaknesses: None notable
- Onmyō Kōsa (Shadow-Light Cross): Aoshi blocks an enemy's striking weapon with one kodachi, then strikes it with the second kodachi, thrusting the first one through.
- Jissen Kenbu (Actual-Battle Sword-Dance): Combo attack using "Ryūsui no Ugoki" to flow around the enemy, confusing them with a constant change in speed. Aoshi will then strike from various points, slashing them with his kodachi, then ending it with "Kaiten Kenbu". Before deciding to use a two kodachi style of fighting, this was Aoshi's final attack. Though he is nearly impossible to hit during the Jissen Kenbu, he is vulnerable when he switches from a defensive to an offensive stance, a weakness exploited by Kenshin, and later Shishio.
- Kaiten Kenbu ("Spiral Sword Dance" or "The Dance Of The Wheeling Sword"): Aoshi claims to have used this attack to defeat "all who have intruded upon Edo castle". It involves Aoshi rapidly spinning around three times, while holding the kodachi backhand, to slash the opponent thrice in an instant. Aoshi usually uses this attack after disorienting the opponent with Ryūsui no Ugoki.
- Kaiten Kenbu Rokuren ("Spinning-Heavenly Sword-Dance Six-Series" or "The Dance Of The Wheeling Sword Six Successions"): This attack is Aoshi's ōugi. The attack involves Aoshi gripping his kodachi backhand, then slashing the opponent six times in rapid succession, from both sides (it relies on confusing the opponent on the direction from which each subsequent strike is going to come). It's basically Kaiten Kenbu but done with two kodachi.
- Onmyō Hasshi (Dusk to Dawn Strike): Aoshi throws both kodachi at the opponent, hitting the end of the first one with the second one for an extra boost. The second kodachi is hidden directly behind the first, so the opponent would only see one kodachi heading for them in their line of sight.
- Gokō Jūji (Yin-Yang Cross): Aoshi crosses the two kodachi and moves them outwards in a scissor-like cut.
- Ryūsui no Ugoki (Flowing-Water Movement): This is a moving technique where Aoshi moves around silently, rapidly alternating between fast and slow movements and confusing the opponent due to the fluid motion & continuously changing speed. It can be beaten by watching for the moment the user attempts to strike.