Toushirou Hijikata (土方 十四郎, Hijikata Tōshirō) is currently the Vice-Commander of the Shinsengumi. He is commonly known as the Demonic Vice-Commander (鬼の副長, Oni no Fukucho), striking fear into his enemies and subordinates (with the exceptions of Isao Kondou and Sougo Okita).
He had a split personality named Tosshi (十四, Tōshi), a soul otaku, created from a cursed sword he bought. This incarnation first appeared during the Shinsengumi Crisis Arc and lastly in theTerakado Tsuu's Fan Club Voting Competition Arc, where this personality dies by sacrificing his life in a final battle of boxing match against Shinpachi.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least Low 7-C, possibly 7-C
Name: Toushiro Hijikata / Demonic Vice-Commander / Mayora 13 / Toushi (his alter-ego version) / Baragaki (Thorny)
Age: Starting their 20's
Classification: Human, Samurai, Police
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Highly Skilled Swordsman, Coordination, Adaptability in combat, Pain-tolerance (multiple injuries by swords and gun shots), high speed reaction (Able to dodge a bullet and cut in half another)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least Small Town Class, possibly Town Class
Durability: At least Small Town level, Town level via power-scaling
Stamina: Pretty High (In the battlefield, wounded, he survived the continuous bombings from the enemy)
Range: Extended melee range with his katana, several meters with a bazooka
Standard Equipment: His Katana, which would later be the Muramasha sword (A cursed Katana that was one of his main weaknesses).
Intelligence: Very high in combat and strategy.
Weaknesses: For some time his Katana Muramasha. He was possessed by the cursed Muramasha sword as a cowardly Otaku called "Tosshi". His addiction to mayonnaise and tobacco (Could trigger future problems). Terrified of ghosts.
Feats: He is very talented with his sword skills and has also shown incredible strength in many episodes (Such as in Mitsuba arc where he killed almost the entire enemy force by himself). His strength was also mentioned by Shinpachi where he realized that he was boxing with the weak coward Toshi and not Hijikata himself; Shinpachi said he wouldn't be standing here if he had taken a punch from Hijikata. Although his sword skills might not reach Gintoki's level, he was able to defeat Sougo in the Mitsuba arc.