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Bishamonten ( () (しゃ) (もん) (てん) , Bishamonten), also known as Vaisravana or Bishamon, is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune. She is officially a goddess of war and warriors.

Appearance

Bishamon is a beautiful and slender pale-skinned goddess who appears to be in her early twenties with extremely long blonde hair that reaches her feet where it is curly at the end with bangs swept to the right side, purple eyes that has slit-like pupils, dark pink lips and she is tall as her height is 174cm.

Her normal attire, when in combat, consists of a short grey skirt and a grey buttonless jacket, black hat, black bra and long black boots.

Personality

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Despite being a goddess, Bishamon is shown to be quite generous towards her Shinki. She willingly accepts any wandering and troubled spirit, useful or not, and adds them to her family. Due to her failure in saving her Shinki in the past, Bishamon decides to be more distant from them, depicting herself as a fierce goddess and making sure that they are not worried about her, which only resulted in them being more insecure and lonely.

Due to her past with Yato, she was bent on vengeance and decided to destroy anything he held dear to himself. She goes as far as to almost disowning Kazuma when she finds out about his association with Yato. After finding out the true story about the death of her previous family of Shinki, Bishamon eventually lets go of her vengeance against Yato. Furthermore, she slowly begins to be able to accept him as her ally.

She cares for her friends and will do whatever she can to protect and help them. She is a fairly friendly person and usually formal to people. Even after being a Goddess of Fortune and being able to reincarnate after dying. She refuses to let go of her life as she values her current individual self and doesn't wish to be replaced.

Bishamon refuses to give up and pushes herself to the end. This was shown during her clash with Yato. Even after being severely blighted, she refuses to back out. This also shows that she believes in her own decision and doesn't allow her will to crumble. Once she decides on a particular task, she forces herself past every limit to accomplish it.

Skills & Abilities

Bishamon is a powerful goddess, as she has a huge following in the human world being one of the Gods of Fortune. She is also known as a goddess of war and battles.

Known Shinki

Given Name Vessel Name Human Name Weapon Name Status Form
Kazu (兆) Chou Kazuma

(兆麻)

Chouki

(兆器)

Current A nail-shaped ear piercing with tracking abilities [1]
As a hafuri: a sakura-shaped ear piercing with tracking abilities[2]
Tou (詢) Jun/Shun Touma

(詢麻)

Junki/Shunki[3]

(詢器)

Deceased Unrevealed
Kura (囷) Kin Kuraha

(囷巴)

Kinki

(囷器)

Current Lion[2]
Tsugu (紹) Shou Tsuguha

(紹巴)

Shouki

(紹器)

Deceased Battle attire (see Appearance section)[2]
Kazu (數) Suu Kazuha

(數巴)

Suuki

(數器)

Current Hand pistol[2]
Karu (刈) Gai Karuha

(刈巴)

Gaiki

(刈器)

Current 6-chamber revovler [2]
Aki (秋) Shuu Akiha

(秋巴)

Shuuki

(秋器)

Current Pocket knife[4]
Yugi (靫) Sai Yugiha

(靫巴)

Saiki

(靫器)

Current Great sword[2]
Kinu (紝) Jin Kinuha

(紝巴)

Jinki

(紝器)

Current Whip[2]
Ai (藍) Ran Aiha

(藍巴)

Ranki[3]

(藍器)

Current Skirt and armor[5]
Kuga (陸) Roku Kugaha

(陸巴)

Rokki

(陸器)

Released Set of scales[6]
Suzu (鈴) Rei/Rin Suzuha

(鈴巴)

Reiki/Rinki[3]

(鈴器)

Deceased Unrevealed
Fumi (文) Bun/Mon Fumiha

(文巴)

Bunki/Monki[3]

(文器)

Current Unrevealed
Ru (璢) Ru[7] Ruha

(璢巴)

Ruki

(璢器)

Current Rusted sword with a horse-head hilt[6]
Unrevealed Sou Unrevealed Souki

(宋器)

Current Black overcoat[8]
Mine (嶺) Ryou Mineha

(嶺巴)

Ryouki

(嶺器)

Current Broken hand mirror[4]
Nana (七) Shichi Nana

(七)

Shikki

(七器)

Current Mask, cloak, chest wrappings, skirt[9]

Trivia

  • The name Bishamonten consists of the kanji "help, assist" (毘, bi), "sand" (沙, sha), "gate" (門, mon) and "heaven/heavenly, sky, imperial" (天, ten).
  • Due to the revealing nature of the armor Bishamonten wears when using Tsuguha, Yato commonly refers to her as a skank.
  • The real life version of Bishamonten is depicted as a male instead of being female in the series.

References

  1. Chapter 19: Prayer (Vol 5)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Chapter 7: Benighted (Vol 2)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Not used in manga; assumed from on-reading
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 13: Signs (Vol 4)
  5. Chapter 34: Such Were Their Desires (Vol 9)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chapter 22: What Must Be Done (Vol 6)
  7. This kanji has no kun-reading, so both the given and vessel names use the on-reading.
  8. Chapter 8: Strays On A Stormy Night (Vol 3)
  9. Chapter 59: The Disobedient Ones (Vol 15)

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