The Twelve Guardians (十二天将 Jūni Tenshō?, literally meaning "Twelve Heavenly Commanders") are the exorcists who inherited the names and powers of Abe no Seimei's shikigami. They are the most powerful exorcists behind the Chief Exorcist and Miko. Each are a member of a house descended from the twelve allies of Abe No Seimei in ancient times.


Twelve Guardians (Ranked by relative power)
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Tenma Unomiya
Kankuro Mitosaka
Shimon Ikaruga
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Subaru Mitejima
Cordelia Kasukami
Sakura Sada
Kengo Ujii
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Arata Inanaki
Miku Zeze
Mayura Amawaka
Shizuru Ioroi

Former Guardians
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Narumi Ioroi
Seigen Amawaka
Hoji Ikaruga
Tsubaki Sada
Kogen Amawaka

Strength, Powers and Abilities

The Twelve Guardians are the strongest rank of exorcists.

In anime, a Guardian is as strong as 1000 Exorcists or more. It is determined that all of the Twelve Guardians are as strong as Abe no Seimei and Kuzunoha. In the Anime, They also able to perform special rituals called "Rikujin Shinka" and "Heavenly Blue Earth Ritual".


Some of the shikigami of the Guardians are pretty versatile at choosing successors, like Suzaku and Byakko, they simply choose at their will, among the members blood related to the house.

But in some houses succession of the Guardians are cruel. Like the Kijin Guardian, who is chosen among the survivor of ten candidates trying to kill each other, or Rikugō Guardians who must pass away to let the heir succeed, and the heir would carry all the power of deceased Rikugō Guardians, thus weakening the current Guardian's life energy.


It is said that only Suzaku's users are the only ones to have technique that enables flight. Later Keiji and Rokuro managed to use their enchantments as thrust to break that rule.

In anime, there are also Miku Zeze as Daion when she possesses her Giant Doll and Tenma Unomiya as Kijin when he is using his Sword as Hoverboard.

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