RolesBad Guys
Personalitycold hearted serious and strong minded
WeaponToukijin, Tenseiga, poison whip and claws
First Appeared In6
DescriptionHe's about 5'10 178 cm, hair color: silver but looks white. Sesshoumaru is Inu-Yasha'a older brother. He appears to be very cold and emotionless. Emotions are difficult for him, but his own journey (originally to hunt and kill Inu-Yasha) will have very special plans for him. He, too, possesses a sword given by his late father: this one forged from the right fang. It's known as Tenseiga, and there is an odd twist to it. Whereas Inu-Yasha's Tetsusaiga can slay 100 demons in a single swing, Tenseiga's stroke can save 100 souls. It is a sword of life rather than death, and the cold Sesshomaru finds the sword to be quite worthless. But Tenseiga sticks diligently to its destiny of saving lives. Once Inu-Yasha managed to discover the secret to Tetsusaiga's power, a stroke from the sword almost killed Sesshoumaru, but Tenseiga stepped in and spirited Sesshoumaru away. The truth is that the unique swords are a twist of fate designed by his and Inu-Yasha's father to ensure that neither brother can overcome the other. For a while, Sesshoumaru couldn't make a weapon that could overcome Tetsusaiga, but then again, with Tenseiga in his possession, not even Tetsusaiga can strike him down. (Not that he'd be able to wield the sword himself anyway. Tetsusaiga can only be wielded by someone with human blood. Inu-Yasha can hold it because he's half human but Sesshoumaru can't because he's a full-blooded demon). Tenseiga, however, will play a role in Sesshoumaru's personal journey, as he learns the truth about its powers of life. In the meantime, Sesshoumaru finds another way to challenge Inu-Yasha. Learning of the fallen demon Goshinki, who had managed to bite Tetsusaiga in two, he consults a twisted disciple of Toutousai named Kaijinbou, who takes a fang from the fallen demon and forges a new sword: Toukijin. Despite all the evil embodied in that sword, Sesshoumaru is able to overcome it and master the sword, finally gaining the chance to face his brother on equal terms.