Although he often physically abused Jaken when he was irritated with him, Sesshōmaru never followed through on his regular threats to kill Jaken (either for failing to accomplish a task - such as looking after Rin - or for talking too much). This confused Jaken. When Sesshōmaru planned to destroy the Grim Comet, Jaken gave Kagome the plans to destroy the comet even though he was certain Sesshōmaru could destroy the comet on his own, but wanted to bring Inuyasha along just in case. Sesshomaru appeared then and destroyed the demon, saving Jaken. "Careful. Affections Touching Across Time His mouth was similar to a bird's beak, and his ears were traditionally pointy. Unlike Myōga, however, Jaken never abandons Sesshōmaru without his permission, no matter how dangerous things get. Jaken Miroku then beat him to a pulp despite being full of poison. As Rin went on to describe the two headed dragon to Thor, and perhaps to an eavesdropping Romanoff, Sesshomaru attempted to a tactic to distract Thor and his band of humans so he could convene privately with Loki later, first he would have to scout the surrounding area that this fortress occupied. After Sesshōmaru rescued them and gave Jaken a whack to the head as punishment, Kagura was discovered to have a hole straight through her chest. When Sesshōmaru fought Inuyasha and was defeated, Jaken questioned him about the Tenseiga, which Sesshōmaru immediately hit him with to prove it cannot cut. He seldom engaged in battle and was actually killed by Kaijinbō with Tōkijin, but Sesshōmaru resurrected him with Tenseiga. To find Inu no Taishō's tomb Jaken: Would you like me to use the staff of two heads, seeing how mortals can hardly take care of themselves. [2] Nevertheless, Sesshōmaru often relied on Jaken's resourcefulness and knowledge to help him achieve his goals. Species To the point of being a sycophant (a suck-up), Jaken respected Sesshōmaru, and always praised Sesshōmaru whenever he defeated a demon, much to Sesshōmaru's annoyance. Movie Debut Manga Debut While Sesshōmaru went to get his sword, Jaken kept an eye on Rin, meeting Kagura the Wind Sorceress for the first time. He takes a few breaths before answering his Lord's question. However, Naraku didn't die, and continued to run away. He demands absolute respect for Sesshōmaru, and even the slightest perceived disrespect, such as the tone of those addressing Sesshōmaru, quickly gets a rise out of Jaken. He was given a sound beating by Kagome before being hit by with Staff of Two Heads into a pond in a fashion similar to golf. While stealing food, Jaken thought about Rin's words to him as Kagura arrived and kidnapped Rin. Rin often liked to make up songs such as "Jaken-sama, Jaken-sama, why are you green? The staff was taller than Jaken himself. The fire in particular can burn foes to cinders in a matter of seconds. Unknown (At least 800 years[citation needed]) It looks like the name it was given. Jaken said as he pushed the staff of two heads away from Towa. This moment takes place after episode 81 (the first time Rin is abducted) and before 96 (the one where Rin tires to save a poisoned Jaken. Jaken himself is not especially powerful, despite bearing a weapon known as the Staff of Two Heads. Despite the number of times Inuyasha had saved him, Jaken always turned against him due to the perpetual conflict between Inuyasha and Sesshōmaru. “She lives in a palace in the clouds.” “Sesshomaru certainly resembles her,” Kagome commented. When Kagura flew by them and landed in a river, Jaken told Rin not to rescue her; however, he was ignored and ended up getting caught in the river with both of them. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Chapter 12 Kagome was pulled into the Bone Eater's Well by a demon who wanted the Shikon Jewel, which was hidden in her body, sen… He also warmly smiled at Rin promosing he would take care of everything. "Oh! However, Rin's arrival tipped off Inuyasha to his plan. Delighted, Jaken leaped towards his master, only to get his face stepped on. Jaken backed away slightly his twin headed staff in front of his form, however he stopped. Almost too easy…” Rin began to struggle when she was hoisted off the ground; a sharp blow across her face from a slender hand stunned her. grave of Inuyasha and Sesshōmaru's father, Sesshomaru and Koga: A Dangerous Encounter, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time, InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass, InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island, https://inuyasha.fandom.com/wiki/Jaken?oldid=111542, The manga explained little about Jaken's past, but the anime showed that Jaken was once a lord among similar demons (, There is some inconsistency in Jaken's recollection of how long he has been serving Sesshōmaru. Examples include when Jaken cried because of Sesshōmaru's "inability to cry" or when Jaken sneezed instead of Sesshōmaru when Inuyasha and his companions were talking about him, due to a common Japanese superstition that one sneezes when gossiped about. Lord Sesshomaru will have your skin for this!" During battle with another yōkai tribe, the enemy leader had Jaken by his neck when Sesshōmaru appeared in the middle of the battle and told the demon to move out of his path. Enma is associated with long life and protection from illness and misfortune. However, they came under attack of a powerful demon and many of his people were slaughtered. Jaken hated Miroku almost as much as Inuyasha, mostly because of their first encounter; Jaken was almost drawn into Miroku's Kazaana, and when the poisoned Miroku attempted to get information from him regarding the Saimyōshō, Jaken insulted him. Arriving at the castle, Jaken watched as Naraku transformed into a monstrous form and tried to absorb Sesshōmaru. Jaken yelled that Sesshōmaru would cut her head off if he was with them, the wind sorceress left after agreeing. When close to the grave of Tōga to hit the Black Pearl, the old man's head laughs, but when at the wrong place, the woman's head shrieks. The Secret of the Cursed Mask When Sesshōmaru left to search the area, Jaken found himself once more babysitting Rin. Jaken also was quick to deduce Sesshōmaru's intention with taking his twins away and erected a barrier to protect them, informing Sesshōmaru he also plans to bring Rin into the barrier so they can care for the twins. Nihongo This is usually not out of bravery or fondness for Rin, however; Jaken fears what Sesshōmaru might do to him for failing to protect Rin more than he fears the physical harm he might face at the hands of enemies. The Staff is used to discover the site of Sesshomaru's father's grave. Affiliation Jaken had lain Rin's blanket over Kagome's chest, but it hardly covered her feet. The figure looked up at the cowering toad "p - please h - help me..", then the figure fell to the ground in a bloody heap. When Jaken questioned her about using Sesshōmaru to kill Naraku, Jaken was shocked that hearing her flattered Sesshōmaru. Although Jaken ordered RIn to give the Tessaiga to Sesshōmaru, she saved him instead and left the sword behind. Viz Manga Sesshōmaru leaves his daughters in the forest at the foot of the Tree of Ages, where Jaken conjures a protective barrier around them; he promises to look after both them and Rin. Sesshōmaru retrieved the Staff from a waterfall and gave it to Jaken. He was also quick to provide Sesshōmaru with a cover story on why he chose to seal Inuyasha and Kagome in the Border to the Afterlife rather than outright killing them. He places the bottom of it onto the pearl, and the face of the old man on the staff laughs and opens a portal to the netherworld. When Inuyasha bathed in the spring, Jaken attempted to take Tessaiga, but was burnt by the barrier; he decided to use the Robe of the Fire Rat to carry the sword with him. During the events of The Final Act, Jaken was burdened with several additional tasks: looking after the crystals Kagura left them, and protecting Kohaku as well as Rin, after Sesshōmaru saved Kohaku from Byakuya. Jaken's main strength is actually his considerable intellect; however, his arrogance and physical weakness means that few people take him seriously even when he is genuinely trying to make a point. After Sesshōmaru attacked Joka and sliced her arms and stole Gold and Silver Rainbow Pearls, Jaken put up a barrier so Zero will never able to them. By daybreak, Jaken was tired, but eventually found both Rin and Sesshōmaru. Can summon water through the use of a paper talisman and dancing. You pretend to be rin and rin will pretend to be master jaken" rin giggled again then stepped forward and reached out for jaken's staff of two heads. Chō Devil May Cry VS InuYasha! However, Kagome purified the poison and Naraku fled back to the world of the living. Arriving at the sacred mountain, Jaken became ill from the barrier's effects, along with A-Un, but found Sesshōmaru was unaffected by the purifying powers of the barrier. Jaken is a small green imp-like youkai who is extremely loyal to Sesshomaru, often praising his master's greatness although Sesshomaru usually ignores him. Jaken was terrified of Sesshōmaru's reaction, but his master ignored him and went straight after Naraku. Three years after Naraku's demise, Jaken was shown to still be traveling with Sesshōmaru. A flood of sunlight entered the cave, forcing Sesshomaru to wake. Kagome laid at his feet, panting quietly in her slumber. They later arrive at Goryōmaru's grave, only to find it empty and several demon corpses littering the temple. Without wasting time the imp scuttled forward and the humans followed quickly after thankful to finally be able to see again. Name meaning Michiru lead Seshomaru and Jaken, down the hall, to run into a demon, getting pounced on by a silver wolf. On half of the top of the staff, sat the head of an old man, and on the other, sat the head of a once-beautiful woman with silky black hair. Why not add a EUdict search form to your web site? Both of them found Naraku more troublesome than Inuyasha. Eventually, Shippō, Kohaku, and Jaken were the only ones left behind at the village. Arriving at the sacred mountain, Jaken became ill from the barrier's effects, along with A-Un, but found Sesshōmaru was unaffected by the purifying powers of the barrier. The only person Jaken has any affection for besides Sesshōmaru is probably himself. Loyalty Jaken eventually got his revenge by setting Shippo's tail on fire in "The Final Act". "I know! 邪見 When Rin died in the netherworld, Jaken was shown shedding tears. "stop it you stupid child!" Rin shouts, "Master Jaken, take Au Un and get away quickly before he kills you too!!" Gender Yellow Hair color Jaken For example, when Jaken started to scold him about Inuyasha calling him "small", the hanyō grabbed him and tried to stretch him out until Kagome told him to "sit". Team He later was shocked to find Sesshōmaru had revived a human girl named Rin. Historical information Although Jaken was not nearly as powerful as his master, he was skilled at wielding the Nintōjō. Eye color By the time of Towa and Setsuna's birth, Jaken became more warm, caring, and intelligent. Although Jaken has very high respect for Sesshōmaru, despite often being aware of his master's limitations, he has nothing but disdain and impatience for most others, including Rin for much of the series, who he considers naive and silly. Nintōjō Jaken even was about to tell Mōryōmaru that Kagura was the one who gave them the yōki crystal that would lead to Naraku's heart, which would have revealed her status as a traitor to Naraku and Mōryōmaru until Sesshōmaru told Jaken to shut up. The old man head can spew an impressive amount of fire upon Jaken's command. The True Owner of the Great Sword! Age "The wisest of all the land is a human monk by the name of Furui Tamashī. It could produce long streams of flame, and generated large floods of water. Jaken himself is not especially powerful, but he carries a fire-throwing weapon given to him by Sesshōmaru known as the Staff of Two Heads. Movie Debut Wielder Although not nearly as powerful as Sesshomaru, Jaken is skilled at wielding the Staff of Two Heads. Who is the best female character in InuYasha? JakenMaster Jaken (by Rin)Little Demon (by Sesshōmaru's mother) When they went to visit Sesshōmaru's mother at her castle, Jaken noted that her icy, indifferent personality was exactly the same as her son's; he was also annoyed that she kept refusing to remember his name. Kagura arrived again, making Jaken think she was after Rin once more; Jaken stood in front of the girl to defend her. It was meant to symbolize the impermanence of life. When Naraku emerged from the mountain, Jaken discovered that the half-demon had become arrogant, addressing Sesshōmaru without any honorifics. Jaken steadies himself on his staff of two heads. English VA When Jaken stated he had known all along that Sesshōmaru would emerge victorious, Shippō mocked his earlier words. Why it's Sesshomaru, Inuyasha's older full demon brother! Despite often reflecting that his service to Sesshōmaru had not led to much improvement (and indeed, often put him in dangerous or terrifying situations), Jaken, in fact, had chosen to follow Sesshōmaru of his own free will, after Sesshōmaru (inadvertently) saved his life, and the fact that he admired Sesshōmaru's power and good looks. Debut Returning to Sesshōmaru, Jaken informed him what happened, and Naraku extended an invitation to his castle in exchange for Rin, who was under his protection outside the poisonous atmosphere of the castle. Green Jaken considers this sort of thinking rather reckless, but grudgingly follows his lord anyway. Yuki arrived to see Jaken attempting to take on the swarm while Rin ducked her head down safely, but the insects had split into two groups in a … Playing with Fire: His only attack is to fire gouts of flame from the ever-present Staff of Two Heads. Haha, hahaha…" Yuki face-palmed, while Rin informed Jaken worriedly as his trembling made A-Un's entire body shake, hence the noise Yuki had heard: "Master Jaken, you're shaking with fear!" Although very aware of Jaken's personality flaws, mainly arrogance and an inability to shut up, Rin clearly respected and cared about Jaken to some degree, since she referred to him as 'Master Jaken' and went to great lengths to get him an antidote when he was poisoned. His most loyal follower: I answer to the name Jaken! But on his travels, he's accompanied by this weird little Gollum lookalike, Jaken the imp. Apart from Sesshōmaru, Rin, and A-Un, Jaken has little regard for anyone else. Just who is the theif? Feudal imp lord (Formerly)Sesshōmaru's servant Weapons After Sesshōmaru saved Jaken and his imp tribe from being slaughtered Jaken decided to follow him. His hat was tied in place with a white strap going under his chin. The Nintōjō has few abilities. Jaken (邪見, Jaken) is a small green imp-like demon who is extremely loyal to Sesshomaru, often praising his master's greatness, although Sesshomaru usually ignores and sometimes abuses him. None Sesshōmaru, A-Un, Rin, Kohaku Physical information Skills information After Agafh killed Daskan, Jaken suddenly entered the vicinity and saw what Agafh had done. However, once they entered it, all three were rapidly separated. However, as time went by, he began to treat her slightly better, mostly because he was often forced to act as her guard while Sesshōmaru was elsewhere. Height However, he became alarmed when Rin was possessed by a fragment of Magatsuhi's spirit; while she and Jaken were walking in the woods Naraku possessed her and kidnapped her. Jaken was a very small green-skinned demon. Falling to her impending death, at the mere call of his name, Sesshōmaru soars in a blindly light to save her. Although he is usually right in perceiving traps and betrayals, Sesshōmaru rarely heeds Jaken's advice, not because he doesn't believe Jaken, but more because Sesshōmaru prefers to let things play out on their own, even when dealing with the highly duplicitous Naraku. But Jaken sometimes reads into a situation too well or says things Sesshōmaru finds irritating or embarrassing, prompting Sesshōmaru to wallop Jaken over the head or step on him. English TV Sesshōmaru Physical information In an episode of the anime, it is claimed that Sesshomaru gave the Staff of Two Heads to Jaken after Jaken chose to become his servant. After Rin's rescue, … Staff He has brought with him his toad like servant Jaken who wields the Staff of Two Heads(sometimes referred to as Staff … Age Agafh tried to get his cousin to understand, but Jaken was too shocked to listen. He followed his master into the battle for the final Sacred Jewel shard, but realized Sesshōmaru was so focused on killing Naraku that he was willing to let everyone die from the miasma. This object is known as the Dandatō (檀拏幢). Inuyasha forced him to explain what connection Rin had to Sesshōmaru. Ninjatou (staff of two heads) Nothing A sword Bugs 3 What is in the centre of Sesshomaru's head? Jaken felt some sympathy for the young fox demon, as both were small in size and were bullied by Inuyasha. Episode 5 After the location of the Inu no Taishō's tomb, Jaken retains the Nintōjō, which can still spew fire from the old man's head. Kohaku turns towards Jaken as Jaken asks, "Kohaku, have you lost your mind!? Sesshōmaru returned with Rin and the plant, saving Jaken's life. On half of the top of the staff, sat the head of an old man, and on the other, sat the head of a once-beautiful woman with silky black hair. Jaken is rather cynical, and always thinks that people are nice to Sesshōmaru only in order to trap or betray him. Retrieving the staff after Sesshōmaru's acquired the Black Pearl, Jaken followed his master to the Border of the Afterlife, where the sword Tessaiga lay; however, a barrier prevented Sesshōmaru from wielding it. Jaken was correctly mistrustful of the hanyō, as the plan backfired, and Sesshōmaru nearly got eaten by flames coming from the arm. Viz Manga He also worried if Rin got hurt that Sesshōmaru would kill him; often, when Rin disappeared, Jaken frequently hid from Sesshōmaru's perceived wrath. Jaken sighed again and looked at the ground, leaning heavily on the Staff of Two Heads. 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