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Yamata no Orochi was an Evil Dragon known as the Venom Blood Dragon and a member of Qlippoth.


Although Yamata no Orochi was not given a physical form upon his revival like the other legendary Evil Dragons, he has shown the appearance of an eight-headed Eastern Dragon with tears of blood running down its eyes and mouth filled with sharp fangs when possessing Murakumo. It is later revealed to be an enormous eight-headed dragon measuring two-hundred meters in length.


The only distinction about his personality is that Yamata no Orochi comes off as a primal, vicious and feral beast.


Yamata no Orochi was killed by the Shinto Storm-God Susanoo but his soul was later recovered by Rizevim using the Holy Grail and split it into two sometime before Volume 18.

One half of his soul was sealed inside the Holy Sword Kusanagi Sword and the other half was given to Walburga for her use alongside her Balance Breaker.

Power and Abilities

Immense Strength: Though not much of its true strength has been revealed, just half of its soul, which was both sealed in Murakumo and Incinerate Anthem separately was still able to display enough strength to give the entire Gremory Team and others a hard time.

Fire Breath: Each of the Yamata no Orochi's heads are capable of spewing fire from their mouths.

Regeneration: Yamata no Orochi has the ability to regrow its heads if ever severed.

Poison: As the Venom Blood Dragon, its fangs contain a deadly lethal poison, which can even taint a victim's soul unless treated to immediately, though there are very few spellcasters or institutes that are able to cure this. So far Heaven's forces are the only ones able to cure the poison.


  • Yamata no Orochi being sealed inside Ame-no-Murkumo-no-Tsurugi is ironic as the sword was found from his corpse.
  • Yamata no Orochi means "8-branched giant snake".
  • Currently, only Heaven is the only place and faction that can cure Yamata no Orochi's poison.