Impurity (ケガレ Kegare?) are the monsters that reside in Magano and break into the human world to abduct and kill humans. They are the main enemies of the Exorcists.

Origin

It is unknown when and where they come into existence. It is said that Impurities have existed since the beginning of time. Furthermore, it is said that they are born from the depths of people's sins and karma.

Appearance

Impurity attacking Kohana and her brother.png

While they vary greatly in overall appearance and size, Impurities have dark skin and a kuji-kiri on their torsos.

Ranks and Evolution

Rank D

Deigan (泥眼 Deigan?, lit."Mud Eyes") is the weakest type of impurity and the most usual. They have small bodies, weak perception and slow movements. An average adult male exorcist (Ryogo Nagitsuji as standard) can take down ten of them at once. Their risk levels are (from low to high): D and +D.[1]

Hundreds of years ago, Hijirimaru (a Shinja) and Higano (a Deigan) viewing the outside world

Rank C

Hannya (般若 Hannya?) are bigger than Deigans but much more powerful, it can can cause trouble to average exorcist in Mainland. Their risk levels are (from low to high): C, +C and CC. Hannya refers to a type of monster of Japanese folklore, originally mean "wisdom" in Buddism

Rank B

Ja ( Ja?, lit."Snake") Stronger and larger than Hannyas, one takes about ten average exorcists to be taken down. However, at Tsuchimikado Island they are considered as low level ones. Their appearance is influenced by the people they killed. Their risk levels are (from low to high): B, +B and BB.

Rank A

Shinja (真蛇 Shinja?, lit."True Snake") have human speech and high perception. They require high level exorcist teams or Twelve Guardian class power to be dealt with. As the impurities also prey on each other, this kind of impurity is rare. Their strength is about the power of 50 average exorcists. Impurities start to have genders at this rank. Their risk levels are (from low to high): A, +A and AA.

Rank S

Once a Shinja absorbs enough spell power, it evolves into a Basara (婆娑羅 Basara?), a human like impurity that can speak human language. There are only a few of them and their power and strength is leagues above that of most impurities and exorcists. Same as exorcists, they can also use enchanted gears. Their rank is only determined by the basara's age instead of possible threat. Their strength is at least the power of 100 average exorcists. Their risk levels are (from low to high): S, +S and SS.

Namanari

Exorcists and humans that are corrupted by a spell are called Namanari (生成 Namanari?, lit."Product") or fallen impurities. These impurities are much stronger than normal impurities.Their appearance is much like the normal impurities but their kuji-kiri marks are green. Some of the victims were the Hinatsuki Dormitory students, Mayura Otomi that was later purified by Benio and Rokuro. Their risk levels are ex S or ex A.

Others

Ancestors of Impurities

After the King of Impurities appeared, the human beings being exposed to its miasma were turned into Impurity-like beings, increasing their size and getting dark skin and white eyes. They also acquired a violent behaviour, and added to an increased strength, they were able to kill humans in one blow or attack in groups to consume them.[2]

Tenma Unomiya declared that they could not be categorized as impurities nor cases of impurity corruption, but as ancestors of Impurities.[3]

As opposed to present impurities, these ancestors lacked a kuji-kiri on their bodies.

List of Impurities

This is a list for all named Impurities appeared within the series[4]:

Impurity Name Rank Risk Description
Baku Square.png Baku
(獏)
Deigan D+
Daidarabocchi Square.png Daidarabocchi
(ダイダラボッチ)
Ja B
Dodomeki Square.png Dodomeki
(百々目鬼)
Ja BB
Dorotabo Square.png Dorotabo
(泥田坊)
Hannya C
Futakuchi Onna Square.png Futakuchi Onna
(二口女)
Hannya CC
Gashadokuro Square.png Gashadokuro
(がしゃどくろ)
Shinja A+
Gyuki Square.png Gyuki
(牛鬼)
Ja B
Hidarugami Square.png Hidarugami
(ヒダルガミ)
Deigan D
Hitotsume Nyudo Square.png Hitotsume Nyudo
(一目入道)
Hannya CC
Hyakki Yako Square.png Hyakki Yako
(百鬼夜行)
Various ex S
Ikkaku Square.png Ikkaku
(一角)
Ja B
Kagewani Square.png Kagewani
(影鰐)
Ja B+
Kamakirizaka (Chrysalis) Square.png Kamakirizaka (Chrysalis)
(蟷螂坂(さなぎ体))
Deigan DD
Kamakirizaka (Adult Form) Square.png Kamakirizaka (Adult Form)
(蟷螂坂(成虫体))
Hannya C
Kamakirizaka (Collective Form) Square.png Kamakirizaka (Collective Form)
(蟷螂坂(集合体))
Ja BB
Kidomaru Square.png Kidomaru
(鬼童丸)
Shinja AA
Kiyohime Square.png Kiyohime
(清姫)
Shinja A
Kodama Square.png Kodama
(木霊)
Deigan D
Konaki-jijii Square.png Konaki-jijii
(子泣きじじい)
Deigan D
Kyokotsu Square.png Kyokotsu
(狂骨)
Hannya C+
Neko-Musume Square.png Neko-Musume
(猫娘)
Namanari ex S
Ohaguro Bettari Square.png Ohaguro Bettari
(お歯黒べったり)
Hannya CC
Oogumo Square.png Oogumo
(大蜘蛛)
Deigan DD
Oomukade Square.png Oomukade
(大百虫)
Ja B+
Orochi Square.png Orochi
(大蛇)
Shinja AA
Otakemaru Square.png Otakemaru
(大獄丸)
Namanari ex A
Satori Square.png Satori
(覚)
Deigan D
Shikome Square.png Shikome
(醜女)
Deigan D
Shiranui Square.png Shiranui
(不知火)
Hannya C
Shutendoji Square.png Shutendoji
(酒呑童子)
Shinja A
Soranaki Square.png Soranaki
(空亡)
Shinja AA
Tenaga-Ashinaga Square.png Tenaga-Ashinaga
(手長足長)
Hannya C
Tsuchigumo Square.png Tsuchigumo
(土蜘蛛)
Hannya C+
Wadatsumi Square.png Wadatsumi
(ワダツミ)
Shinja A
Yatagarasu Square.png Yatagarasu
(八咫烏)
Ja B
Yukionna Square.png Yukionna
(雪女)
Namanari ex B
Zashiki Warashi Square.png Zashiki Warashi
(座敷童子)
Hannya C
Zatoichi Square.png Zatoichi
(座頭市)
Hannya C+

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References

  1. Twin Stars Exorcists Manga: Volume 8
  2. Twin Stars Exorcists Manga; Chapter 36, page 3,10-11
  3. Twin Stars Exorcists Manga; Chapter 36, page 11
  4. Twin Stars Exorcists Manga: Volume 18

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