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Tengen ( (てん) (げん) Tengen?), often referred to as Master Tengen ( (てん) (げん) (さま) Tengen-sama?) is a supporting character in the Jujutsu Kaisen series. They are an immortal jujutsu sorcerer that remains within their chamber, the Tombs of the Star Corridor, at all times in order to reinforce the barriers that protect both Jujutsu High locations.

Master Tengen is also known as the "Star" ( (ほし) Hoshi?). At one time they were responsible for preaching the foundation of jujutsu sorcerers and ended up spawning religious groups that worship the Star as their deity.

Appearance

Due to the nature of Tengen's role in the jujutsu world, most people have no idea what they look like. Only those granted permission have seen that Tengen does not quite possess the appearance of a typical human being. Tengen has four eyes with a cylinder-shaped head that features no hair at all, but they do possess a bipedal humanoid body. They wear a simple light-colored robe.

As stated by Tengen, due to Toji Fushiguro killing the previous Star Plasma Vessel 11-years ago and unable to fuse with her, Tengen's current appearance is the result of him having continued to "evolve" past his humanity. This in turn implied that Tengen himself originally possessed a much more human appearance.

Personality

Tengen appears to be a well-mannered, straightforward, and knowledgeable individual with humanity's best interest in mind. They don't seem to mind awkward questions about their experience and is more than happy to help normal jujutsu sorcerers provided the right situation.

Tengen was willing to do all they could to help Yuji and the others stop Kenjaku, but in return asked that two members of his team remain behind to protect them as well. They were stern about this point, but only because Tengen's own safety is the key to humanity's survival.

Abilities

Overall Skill Level: Master Tengen is viewed as an immortal entity and a pillar of security within the jujutsu community, not a fighter who interacts with the everyday functions of the world. Tengen's abilities are essential to the structure and organization of the jujutsu world. They have existed for centuries and are responsible for teaching the foundations of jujutsu that eventually evolved into the modern-day culture surrounding sorcery.

Master Tengen is the most powerful barrier user among all jujutsu sorcerers. They're responsible for the barriers protecting both main campuses of Jujutsu High. Their barrier also strengthens barrier techniques used by school managers, amplifying their ability to cast curtains.

It was thought that Tengen could pose a potential threat to humanity if they evolved. However, since failing to merge with a Star Plasma Vessel, Tengen's sense of self-diminished but they have been able to maintain their awareness with jujutsu and force of will.[2]

Jujutsu

Innate Technique
Immortality (不死 (ふし) Fushi?) grants Tengen eternal life, just as the name implies. It does not stop them from aging[3], so their body and technique must be reset every five hundred years.[4] In 2006, Tengen failed to merge with a Star Plasma Vessel and has evolved into more of a cursed spirit than a human. They have maintained their self-awareness but their very self has become the world in a sense.[5]
Barrier Techniques
NoPicAvailable.png Jujutsu High Barriers: Master Tengen maintains the barriers protecting the two jujutsu schools and strengthens the techniques of the auxiliary managers at the same time. Tengen's technique changes the school buildings' appearances every day to effectively hide their existence from the public. The barrier is made for hiding rather than protecting from infiltration. As long as someone knows the location of the school beforehand, the barrier is not difficult to get through.[6][7]
Tengen's concealing barrier.png Concealing Barriers: The entrance to the Tomb of the Star Corridor is protected by a barrier that manipulates over one thousand shuffling doors. The entrance is constantly changing while only one door is connected to the pathway leading to the tombs. On that same pathway is Jujutsu High's cursed warehouse that stores cursed tools and cursed objects.[8] Master Tengen's shrine itself is the base of all their barriers across Japan. The shrine is protected by a different barrier altogether that only allows those invited to enter.[9]

Reference

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 15, Profile
  2. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 145.
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 53 (p. 5).
  4. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 66 (p. 3).
  5. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 145 (p. 2).
  6. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 53 (p. 12-13).
  7. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 73 (p. 1).
  8. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 53 (p. 4-5).
  9. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 72 (p. 8-10).

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