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Kitsune
KitsuneEyes
Powers and Abilities
Super-strength, Super-speed, claws
Vulnerabilities
Stabbing in the heart
Appearance
Human, with claws and fox-like eyes

"It's something called a...kitsune. They...look human...till they sprout out claws and stab you behind the ear to get to your brain."

– Young Sam Winchester to John, The Girl Next Door

A kitsune is a monster that, in appearance, looks somewhat similar to werewolves. Kitsunes seem to be very rare and uncommon. They feed on the pituitary gland, a part of the brain- without it, they will die.

In 1998, Dean and John hunted one while leaving Sam alone where he encountered the daughter of the kitsune they were hunting.

AppearanceEdit

Kitsune eyes

A kitsune's eyes

Kistunes look like regular human beings but have the ability to partially shapeshift themselves into animal-like qualities. A kitsune's primary weapon is their claws; they can extend claws from their finger tips upon demand. And, if they are feeding or attacking, their eyeballs turn yellow and fox-like while the pupils narrow. All in all they take on a very similar appearance a werewolf does.

AbilitiesEdit

Kitsune Claws

A kitsune's claws.

  • Super strength - Kitsunes appear to be stronger than humans. They can knock down and overpower humans with little difficulty. 
  • Super speed - Kitsunes possess supernatural speed that is described as fox-like. Along with their speed, they use their strength to catch their prey or enemies off guard and kill them expediently. 
  • Claws - All Kitsunes have long talon-like claws that they use to tear at their victims. 
  • Invulnerability - They can only die if they're stabbed in the heart, or starvation.

WeaknessEdit

  • Heart destruction - A kitsune can only be killed by being stabbed in the heart with a knife or dagger. 
  • Starvation - Without a regular supply of human brains (more specifically, pituitary glands) they will presumably die.
  • The Colt - Since this gun can kill almost anything, it is possible it can kill a Kitsune.

Known KitsuneEdit

AppearancesEdit

NotesEdit

  • In Japanese folklore, foxes are considered mischievous, malevolent, or benevolent spirits that can take human form. Kitsune is the original species from which the common day fox came.  For reasons unknown, the Kitsune were historically attacked and their very souls bound to shrines throughout Japan and other countries leaving their physical bodies weak.  Over time, the soul-less Kitsune species evolved into the modern day fox with four legs rather than the original human-fox form which is always supernaturally attractive and mysterious.
  • The Supernatural version of kitsune actually has more in common with the Korean monster kumiho than the Japanese creature they are named for. It´s possible that "kumiho" was a local name for the same monster, a "bastard offshoot" of an ancient race of fox-like monsters or even a totally different creature.

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