A daiyōkai (
During the series, most daiyōkai (except Tōga, Hōsenki I, Hōsenki II, and Tsukuyomaru) showed a haughty, arrogant, ruthless attitude towards other yōkai and humans, despising them for being weak in their opinion. They also saw themselves as invincible or even god-like, and were quite confident in their own skills and weapons, staying calm in even the most dire situations. Sesshōmaru was the only daiyōkai who seemed to have positively changed their point of view about humans in any sense as the series progressed.
- Sesshōmaru and Menōmaru both looked down on the Shikon no Tama, claiming their powers are greater. A Rainbow Pearl is 1/7 of Zero's demonic power, and that it took two to transform Mistress Three-Eyes similar to when Mistress Centipede ate the Shikon Jewel; given this math, a daiyōkai is averagely more than three times as strong as any powers the Shikon Jewel can grant.
- Hanyō born from a daiyokai prove more powerful than ones born to average total. Inuyasha has shown power greater than an average demon like Mistress Centipede or Shibugarasu even after they ate the Shikon no Tama.