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Naraku's miasma

Shōki (しょうき, "Swamp Gas"), or "Miasma" ("Bad Air") in the English dub, is highly corrosive and poisonous gaseous mist, a purple, smoke-like form, used by many demons as a means of both attack and/or defense. The Jaki of any Yōkai who can generate a miasma is also present in their miasma, like as in a unique signature. The more potent one's jaki, the more powerfully corrosive their shōki/miasma becomes.

Naraku made a widespread use of potent and lethal miasmas, using it to deliver his Jaki and destroy organisms in large vicinities.

As Sō'unga killed someone, and become the walking dead, since Miroku did use the Kazaana on the undead green Oni, and according to Saya, their corpses contain a miasma.[1]

In Hanyō no Yashahime, the Grim Comet can produce intense waves of miasma.[2]

Trivia

  • The term Shōki in myth and the supernatural refers to ki/qi of a malign influence which is often considered to be avoided and dispelled, particularly with the arts of Feng Shui and Onmyōdō. Due to Shintō's adaptable syncretization with other religions and beliefs, Shōki is also related with demons and the state of kegare due to its corrupting and foul nature.

References

Naraku
Incarnations KannaKaguraGoshinkiJūrōmaruKagerōmaruMusōInfantHakudōshiByakuyaAkagane
Rejected parts Unnamed incarnationHair monsterEye monsterOnigumo (reabsorbed)Kugutsu
Allies SaimyōshōSesshōmaru (formerly)TsubakiHakushinShichinintaiAbiTekkeiMōryōmaruMirror demonMagatsuhi
Enemies KikyōInuyashaKagome HigurashiMiyatsuMiroku's fatherMirokuSangoKiraraKohakuKōgaSesshōmaru (currently)KaguyaMōryōmaruHitomikoKansukeKaedeMidorikoRinJakenA-Un
Miscellaneous Shikon no TamaKazaanaOnigumo's caveNaraku's castleMount Hakurei
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