The Orochi (オロチ, "Huge Serpent") was a six-headed dragon inhabiting Lake Motosu. Under Princess Kaguya's telepathic command, the Orochi protected her castle from Inuyasha. All six heads are connected to an enormous crystalline structure, from which the Orochi draws its power. This base was its only vulnerable spot, and not even Tessaiga's Kaze no Kizu could harm it otherwise. It was destroyed by the miko Kikyō with Kaze no Kizu.
Powers & Abilities
- Fire Blasts: It shoots large blasts of fire from its mouth.
- The Yamata no Orochi is meant to have eight heads, but this version in InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass only had six.
- There is a character of a similar name and appearance from Rumiko Takahashi's previous work Ranma ½.
- Yamata no Orochi on Wikipedia