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Jei
Biographical information
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Alternate reality feudal Japan

Ethnicity

Japanese

Aliases

The Blade of the Gods

Date of death

Kagayakei! Kintaro

Abilities

Master of sōjutsu
Spell conjuring

Weapon(s) of choice

Black-bladed yari

Occupation

Emissary of the gods (self-proclaimed)

Physical description
Species

Anthropomorphic Wolf

Gender

Male

Hair color

Black

Eye color

White

Out of universe information
Era(s)

2012 series

First appearance

Yojimbo

Created by

Stan Sakai

Voiced by

Keone Young

Teachers and Students
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"I am Jei, the Blade of the Gods."

Jei is a dark enemy of Miyamoto Usagi, who claims that he was sent by the gods to eliminate evil, and intends to kill anyone he believes has evil in their heart.

Appearance

Jei is a wolf with gray and black hair, half of which is tied with white material. Dressed in a black kimono. He has sharp teeth and has no pupils nor irises, so it looks as though is was blind. He carries a black yari as a weapon.

History

Jei appears as the main enemy of Usagi and the Ninja Turtles in a crossover trilogy in the fifth season of the 2012 animated series. Deviating from his model, he has certain mystical powers, including the ability to summon the turtles out of their reality and master the minds of others. His plan is to take possession of the body of Kintaro, a boy born with divine powers, so as to become invincible. The plan, however, is stopped by Miyamoto Usagi, Kintaro and the Turtles, and he ends his (current) life in the abyss of the Temple Mount, where he is thrown down by Usagi and Kintaro.

Yojimbo

Jei is first seen just after he murdered a family with Miyamoto Usagi as witness. Usagi berates Jei on how he could do something like that, calling him insane and a demon. Jei claims that his actions were justified, saying that they were infected with evil and the gods revealed their nature to him. As Usagi and Jei do battle, Jei continues to claim that the gods gave him his skill to cleanse this realm of evil, to which Usagi replies that he is the evil one. Just before Jei strikes him down, Usagi asks him who he is, to which he replies "I am Jei, the Blade of the Gods" and then disappears as he is stuck by lightning. He later appears in his own dwelling mystically watching Usagi as he is escorting Kintaro through the forest to the temple palace, believing that the gods have brought Usagi to him again. He decided he needed great warriors to destroy him, and thus performed a magical chant that summoned the Ninja Turtles from across the realms. Jei played a victim saying that Usagi attacked them to get close enough to hypnotize them. He then orders them to hunt down and destroy Miyamoto Usagi, but leave the boy he travels with unharmed, to which the turtles comply until Usagi snaps them out of their hypnosis.

Osoroshi no Tabi

As the Turtles, Usagi, and Kintaro rest after an eventful trip through a haunted forest, Jei used his dark magic to induce a horrifying dream upon each of them. In it, Jei kills Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello. As Leonardo weeps over his fallen brothers, Jei proclaims that he sees the evil in him, and he shall purge it. Despite a valiant effort from Leonardo, he is also defeated by Jei, who tells him that being a child, he poses no threat to Jei. As Jei is about to strike a finishing blow, Leonardo covers his face and is awakened by Raphael, learning that Jei was behind the dream. Jei is then seen in his shadowy dwelling watching over them through his water bowl, mocking them saying that they are puppets and pawns of the gods.

Kagayakei! Kintaro

Dressed up as a friend, he appears, unmasking his camouflage. However, with the help of the tortoise talismans, he takes control over the mutants, and then forces the samurai to attack, and manages to hunt down Kintaro. He achieves a brief moment of success, but unfortunately later dies from the runina, being dropped into the abyss

Personality

Jei is a samurai who believes that he was chosen by the gods as an emissary, to smite evil and execute sinners. However, in his delusions, Jei perceives nearly everyone to be a sinner and has the tendency of killing anyone who draws his attention. While he is capable of acting normally, once in the throes of his madness almost anyone within sight is marked for death. Because of his brutal rampages, most (including Usagi) do not consider him an emissary of the gods, but under demonic possession, or simply insane.

Abilities

Whether or not he still has his mental faculties, Jei does possess some supernatural power.

  • Dark Magic: Jei has a variety of supernatural abilities to conjure spells, and can perform feats such as being able to see his enemy's location just by looking into a bowl of water, and summon beings from other realms, such as the Ninja Turtles.
    • Hypnotism: Jei can also hypnotize others to his bidding, but only by looking directly into his soulless eyes. Which is why he usually accomplishes this by pretending to be a desperate old man asking for help to get close enough to look into their eyes. He was able to forge his own army this way and even temporarily brainwashed the Turtles to do his bidding.
  • Sōjutsu: Jei is a master of the art of the spear. He is able to wield his his black-bladed yari in order to land deadly strikes and face off again numerous opponents, such as the Ninja Turtles, with little to no struggle, as well as skilled warriors such as Miyamoto Usagi.

Weapons

  • Black-bladed yari

Trivia

  • Jei is based on the slasher horror film serial killer Jason Voorhees of the Friday the 13th film series. His full name of "Jei-san" is a pun on the name "Jason."

Gallery

Jei (2012 TV series)/gallery

Reference