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Hyakkimaru is the main protagonist of Dororo series of 1969 and labelled as an anti-hero the remake of 2019. He is a ronin who has been cursed of not having body parts or limbs and became a human/demon hybrid by his father and archenemy, Daigo Kagemitsu. He was abandon by his father during his birth as well set out to kill him for foiling his ambitions and deemed him as a threat. Not only is he born without body parts or limbs, but he born with demonic powers. He was raised and trained by Jukai for his journey to kill the 48 (12 in 2019) demons to regain his body parts and return to his homeland. He travels with a little girl who worn as a boy named Dororo. After learning the truth, Hyakkimaru vow to kill his father, Kagemitsu for the suffering he cause to him and his mother, Nui No Kata and cause the entire land in turmoil by unleashing demons and monsters festering the land and wiping out humanity. After killed the 12 demons, He is going back to his homeland to kill his father, Daigo Kagemitsu, but gave up as his father is dying by the side-effect from his pact with the demons.

He was voiced by Hiroki Suzuki in Japanese and Adam Gibbs in English.

Appearance[]

Hyakkimaru is a slim, pale youth with a pair of dark brown prosthetic eyes. He has long black hair that is tied up to a ponytail and bangs that pass his chin, often covering parts of his emotionless face. Like his mother, Hyakkimaru also has thin eyebrows.

He wears a long scarf along with a tattered cloak during his travels. Underneath is a worn, black kimono with many white ancor-shaped patterns and a strip of white cloth tied on his waist. He had many bandages wrapped around his body and a sheath equipped on him.

Personality[]

Not much of his personality was revealed as he is unable to express himself due to the lack of certain features.

However due to the limited access he has to the world, he is naive and sensitive to his surroundings. Due to being blind, he is calm and level-head. He is fearless and brave enough to fight and kill monsters and demons.

However, after Mio's death, he lost control over his emotions as he was consumed with rage and killed Kagemitsu's troops in retaliation for killing Mio and the orphaned children, implying he can be a monster if pushed too far, until Dororo calmed him down. When seeing the same man who killed Mio, Hyakkimaru attempted to kill him as well, with Dororo being the only person capable of stopping him.

In 1969, Hyakkimaru avenged his mother's death after killing the 48 demons and his father, Kagemitsu Daigo. In 2019 when being called son by his mother, Nui No Kata, Hyakkimaru seemed happy knowing that his mother loved him in return, holding a great love for her. However, he was horrified when his mother stabbed herself for her forgiveness to her son. Learning about truth of his father's greediness, Hyakkimaru now seeked to end his mother's suffering by killing his father, Kagemitsu Daigo.

In 2019 series, After learning truth of his father's evil nature from his mother, Hyakkimaru held the greatest hatred towards his father who became his archenemy, refusing to forgive him and vowed to kill his father for cursing him and disrespecting and abusing his mother. Hyakkimaru refused to acknowledge Kagemitsu and killed his father without hesitations. After killing all the demons, Hyakkimaru decided to kill his father to get back all of his body parts.

He has a sibling rivalry between him and his younger brother, Tahomaru, due to Hyakkimaru getting all the attention and being loved deeply by his mother, while Tahomaru wasn't able to give his attention to her at all. With that being said, he still feels guilty after he killing his brother. In 2019, he doesn't regret defeating his brother when he was deceived by their father's manipulations and deceptions. As a result he didn't hesitate or regret slashing Tahomaru's right eye.

His goals are to kill the demons who took his body parts and to kill his power-hungry father, Kagemitsu Daigo, and kill his own brother, Tahomaru, after he fell under Kagemitsu's deception. In 2019, he gave up attempting to kill them as they died by themselves.

Trivia[]

  • In 1969 after regaining his voice, he speaks normally. In 2019, he speaks slowly after regaining his voice.
  • Hyakkimaru is similar to Sesshomaru from Inuyasha.
  • Hyakkimaru has similarity of Jin Kazama from Tekken as they fight and betrayed their own family members and attend to end the cursed bloodlines by killing their own fathers. Hyakkimaru has some similarity of Kazuya Mishima as their desires to kill their fathers for killing their love and show no mercy like a devil (Kazuya's mother, Kazumi was killed by Heihachi and Hyakkimaru's lover, Mio was killed by troops under the order of Kagemitsu Daigo and did bad things to them in their youth, Hyakkimaru was abandoned by Kagemitsu and Kazuya was tossed into the cliff by Heihachi). They both possessed the power that of a devil.
  • Hyakkimaru's appearance is similar to Naruto Shippudens secondary villain, Madara Uchiha he is also very similar to Itachi Uchiha in terms of personality.
  • Hyakkimaru's ponytail is similar to Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown.
  • The Hyakkimaru's anime version is assumed to be the very first anti-hero depiction of the character in the series since in the video game Blood Will Tell, Hyakkimaru is portrayed as more compassionate, benevolent and honorable as he never kills any humans in the video game or the original manga version of the character also he has shown to forgive his father Kagemitsu Daigo and his brother after realizing that he is father was brainwashed as a puppet of the 48 fiends and he didn't want to sacrifice his son in truth.

Navigation[]

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Dororo | Hyakkimaru | Biwamaru | Nui No Kata | Jukai | Ojiya

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