Despite their success in routing the inhabitants of the island, the priestess Kanade sealed their Spheres of Power into a comb box and leapt into the Cauldron of Resonance. Unable to leave the island without their power, the Four War Gods took over Hōraijima and sacrificed half-demons in the cauldron to release a portion of their power to sustain themselves, since they scarred they the mark of the Shitōshin on the half-demons.
They were eventually defeated by Sesshōmaru (Kyōra), Sango (Jūra), and Inuyasha (Ryūra and Gōra). Their Spheres survived to make as a their true forms, until they were destroyed forever by Kagome using Kikyō's bow with a Sacred Arrow along with Inuyasha using Adamant Backlash Wave.
- The Four War Gods were created specifically as the main antagonists of the fourth Inuyasha movie, Fire on the Mystic Island.
- They were based on the Four Celestial Animals. The members and their respective animals are Ryūra (Dragon), Kyōra (Phoenix), Jūra (Tiger), and Gōra (Tortoise), based on the four Chinese constellations.
- Each of the War Gods names end with the kanji '羅'(Ra), which translates to 'Compass'. This is a reference to them being based on the Four Celestial Animals.
- They are the second group to follow the four celestial animal trope. The other group is a clan of demon ninja named after them: Genbu, Seiryū, Suzaku, and Byakko.
|Daiyōkai||Tōga • Sesshōmaru • Sesshōmaru's mother|
|Hanyō||Inuyasha • Towa Higurashi • Setsuna • Moroha (quarter)|
|Allies||Bokusenō • Hōsenki I • Higurashi family • Jaken • Kaede • Kohaku • Kujaku • Myōga • Rōyakan • Saya • Sea God • Seiten • Tōtōsai • Mō-Mō • Miroku • Kirinmaru (formerly) • Zero (formerly) • Riku • Rion • Spirit of the Tree of Ages • Akuru • Nanasuke • Rokuta • Hisui|
|Enemies||Hyōga clan (Hyōga • Menōmaru) • Naraku • Panther tribe (Panther King) • Ryūkotsusei • Shishinki • Shitōshin • Takemaru • Shikyō • Kirinmaru (currently) • Zero (currently)|
|Locations||Kagome and Inuyasha's house • Sesshōmaru's mother's manor • Stone tomb • Tōga's tomb|
|Unique Items||Bakusaiga • Black Pearl • Meidō Stone • Robe of the Fire-Rat • Sō'unga • Tenseiga • Tessaiga • Hoshikiri no Fue • Rainbow Pearl • Kyūyōkon Root • Kikujūmonji • Kurikaramaru • Kanemitsu no Tomoe • Windmill of Time • Pinwheel • Yukari no Tachikiri • Zanseiken|