A Basara (
It is because Impurities are born from people's sins and karma, that they take after humans when they evolve into Basaras, but they still retain some traits that can tell them apart from humans. Unlike humans, they have kuji-kiri on their torsos and (usually) one eye of a normal human and one with a black sclera, and cracks around it, also they are all dark skinned. Some Basaras absorb spell power by killing Impurities, Chinu has been doing this for over 1000 years since the creation of Magano. If a Basara absorbs even more power, it becomes even more human in appearance, having normal eyes. Hijirimaru and Kamui both have normal eyes in their evolved forms.
(Eighth - 2nd)
(Eighth - 1st)
|Atago †||Beru||Chijiwa||Gurusu †||Momochi|
|Moro †||Nejime †||Sutara †||Suzu||Yamato|
A thousand years ago, exorcists discovered that when a Shinja impurity gains too much power by killing humans (usually exorcists), they can evolve into a Basara.
Powers & Abilities
After turning into a Basara they gain human speech and are able to use it without problems. They will communicate with other Basara to plan something or with Exorcists to make them feel more despair or ridicule them.
Due to the absorbing from the different powers from the Exorcists they are able to use the Enchanted Gears as well, by using the curse talisman.
Basaras such as Kamui seem to be able to completely regenerate severed body parts and all of them show a degree of light regeneration even in battle.
Different Basaras have shown on numerous occasions to possess a high degree of strength. When battling exorcists, they are able to defend themselves by hitting their opponents without putting much effort into it. Their strength is proportional on the number of years they lived. Those who lived over a 100 years are over three times stronger than a Heavenly Commander.
Growth by Age
The power levels of the Basaras are ranked relative to their age, not to their risk ranks. This was later proven to be false, as Chinu barely has enough enchanted powers to knock out low-level impurities, due to her not killing humans for power, unlike all other Basaras. In reality, Sakanashi is the strongest of all the current Basaras.
- In Chapter 80, when Arimori talks about the possibility of new Basara being born, all the original Basara from the anime make an appearance in his fantasy example. If they will actually exist in the series or if it was just a cameo, is not known yet.