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The power to have the traits and abilities of kitsune. Variation of Yokai and Vulpes Physiology.

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Users possess the traits, attributes, characteristics and/or abilities of kitsune (Japanese: fox), a fox-spirit, who usually gain their powers by living long and keep growing stronger as they age: the more tails a kitsune has (they may have as many as nine), the older, wiser, and more powerful it is. They achieve this either through full or partial transformation into kitsune, choosing to mimic certain aspects of kitsune, or simply already being a kitsune in the first place. They are often tricksters, with motives that vary from mischief to malevolence, but some act as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and even wives.

Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Their powers include illusions, shapeshifting (particularly to human form), possession, and especially the ability to use foxfire.



As a Kitsune grows older, they gain more tails as well as intelligence and magical power, and may even gain:

Types of Kitsune

Kitsune are divided into two categories based on their aligned nature: zenko (good foxes) and yako/nogitsune (wild foxes). Zenko foxes are also divided into four categories based on fur color: kinko (gold foxes), ginko (silver foxes), kuroko (black foxes), and byakko (white foxes). They are also divided into three social ranks based on their powers and abilities: tenko (heavenly foxes), kūko (sky foxes), and kiko (spirit foxes). There are also myobu (celestial/divine foxes) foxes that are given the rank of guardians over shrines.


Other Sources

In the Teen Wolf franchise, there are 13 types of kitsune (fox spirit), each with their own unique set of powers.




  • May keep some trait that reveals their true form when shapeshifting; tail, shadow/reflection, and facial features being the most common.
  • Carelessness and/or drunkenness may reveal true form.
  • Kitsune have a fear or a hatred of dogs.
  • Dogs can detect kitsune.
  • Until they gain their ninth tail, kitsune are essentially physical foxes.
  • Kitsune can be consumed by negative emotions easily to the point that it can lead to death.
  • Priests, monks, and others of faith may be able to see through a kitsune's illusions, and may be able to dissolve them.

Known Users

See Also: Kitsune.


  • Daji/Tamamo-no-Mae (Chinese/Japanese Mythology)
  • Fox Spirits (Chinese/Japanese/Korean Mythology)
  • Kuzunoha (Japanese Mythology)

Video Games

  • Suzuran (Arknights)
  • Yumiko ("Brawlhalla")
  • Ara Haan/Eun (Elsword Online)
  • Kitsune (Feral)
  • Kaden (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Selkie (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Ahri (League of Legends)
  • Kitsune (Megami Tensei series)
  • Kuda (Megami Tensei series)
  • Xiaomu (Namco × Capcom)
  • Vulpix/Ninetales (Pokémon)
  • Zorua/Zoroark (Pokémon)
  • Poline (Rhythm Tengoku)
  • Tram (Rhythm Tengoku)
  • Da Ji (SMITE)
  • Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Nine-Tailed Foxes (Summoners War)
  • Ran Yakumo (Touhou Project)
  • Tsukasa Kudamaki (Touhou Project)
  • Foxie (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Fox Spirit (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Little Fox (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Oinari (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Pipe Fox (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Kitsune/Laughing Strangers (World of Darkness series)


  • Dakki (Buster Keel)
  • Kumiho Cookie (Cookie Run)
  • Kyubimon (Digimon)
  • Renamon (Digimon)
  • Youkomon (Digimon)
  • Liqueur (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Homura Kogetsu (Edens Zero); via Overdrive
  • Tamamo-no-Mae (Fate/Extra)
  • Fox Spirits (Fox Spirit Matchmaker)
    • Tushan Susu
  • Kohakuren (God Catching Alchemy Meister)
  • Uya (God Catching Alchemy Meister)
  • Heewon/Gumiho (The Haunted House/Shinbi Apartment)
  • Kunou (Highschool DxD)
  • Yasaka (Highschool DxD)
  • Hellmaru (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Higokumaru (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Dakki (Houshin Engi)
  • Sakura (Hyper Police)
  • Yoko (Inukami!)
  • Miketsukami Soushi (Inu x boku)
  • Shippou (InuYasha)
  • Yako (Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun)
  • Chizuru Minamoto (Kanokon)
  • Princess (Kekkashi)
  • Kitsune (Kemono Jihen)
    • Homuramaru Nowaki/Nobimaru
    • Kon
    • Yoko Inari
  • Kitsune Girls (Kitsune Spirit/The Mountain Climber and the Sealed Evil Fox)
  • Izuna (Maga-Tsuki)
  • Cubit Foxtar (Megaman Zero 3)
  • Ils Nineta (Monster Musume)
  • Koto (Nagasarete Airantou)
  • Kurama the Nine-Tails (Naruto)
  • Kitsune (Neko Musume Michikusa Nikki)
    • Kokkuri-san
    • Tamae
  • Demon Lord Nine-Tails (Okami)
  • Moji Shimeta (Okitsune-sama de Chu)
  • Catarina Devon (One Piece)
  • Yun (Only Sense Online); temporarily
  • Kuyou (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Senri (Super Dreadnought Girl 4946)
  • Yoko (Tactics)
  • Kitsunes (The Helpful Fox Senko-san)
  • Snowflake (Tiger Coming In)
  • Kuugen (Wagaya no Oinari)
  • Kudagitsune (XXXHolic)
  • Frostail (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Kon-tan/Krystal Fox (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Kyubi (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Tamamo (Yo-Kai Watch Forever Friends)
  • Ryuusuke Kyuubi/Ninetail (Yo-Kai Watch Gakuen Y)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Animated Films

  • Kitsune (Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
  • Xin Ning (White Snake)


  • Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Yossi (Telemonster)
  • Dolores (Stitch!)

Live Action TV

Web Original


  • Mystery (Mystery Skulls)

Web Comics

  • Nila and Moki (Lost Nightmare)


  • Vixann Blackphox (Extinctioners)
  • Kitsune (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/IDW)


  • Kitsune (Thea Stilton: The Secret of the Snow)
  • Min Kim ("Thousand Worlds duology")
  • Misao (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Shinichi (The Vampire Diaries)


  • Majespecter Crow - Yata (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Nine-Tailed Fox (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Known Objects



Analysis & Discussions