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

Also Called

  • Huli Jing Physiology (Chinese Mythology)
  • Kumiho/Gumiho Physiology
  • Kitsune Mimicry
  • Yōko/Yoko Mimicry/Physiology
  • Nine Tailed Fox Mimicry/Physiology


A user with this ability either is or can transform into a 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 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 fox-fire.



As kitsune grow older, they gain more tails as well as intelligence and magical power, and may even gain:



  • 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.

  • Suzuran (Arknights)
  • Kuzunoha (Japanese Mythology)
  • Daji/Tamamo-no-Mae (Chinese/Japanese Mythology)
  • Fox Spirits (Chinese/Japanese/Korean Mythology)
  • Ran Yakumo (Touhou Project)
  • Kurama the Nine-Tails (Naruto)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kuyou (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Catarina Devon (One Piece); via the Dog-Dog/Inu Inu Fruit, Model: Nine-Tailed Fox/Kyubi no Kitsune
  • Shippou (InuYasha)
  • Chizuru Minamoto (Kanokon)
  • Vulpix/Ninetales (Pokémon)
  • Zorua/Zoroark (Pokémon)
  • Kyubimon (Digimon)
  • Renamon (Digimon)
  • Youkomon (Digimon)
  • Shinichi (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Misao (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Demon Lord Nine-Tails (Okami)
  • Izuna (Maga-Tsuki)
  • Cubit Foxtar (Megaman Zero 3)
  • Ils Nineta (Monster Musume)
  • Koto (Nagasarete Airantou)
  • Moji Shimeta (Okitsune-sama de Chu)
  • Yun (Only Sense Online); temporarily
  • Yoko (Inukami!)
  • Ahri (League of Legends)
  • Kaden (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Selkie (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Kitsune (Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
  • Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Kuugen (Wagaya no Oinari)
  • Princess (Kekkashi)
  • Kitsune (Supernatural)
  • SCP-953 - Polymorphic Humanoid (SCP Foundation)
  • Kohakuren (God Catching Alchemy Meister)
  • Uya (God Catching Alchemy Meister)
  • Kunou (Highschool DxD)
  • Yasaka (Highschool DxD)
  • Dakki (Houshin Engi)
  • Sakura (Hyper Police)
  • Miketsukami Soushi (Inu x boku)
  • Kitsune (Teen Wolf)
  • Yoko (Tactics)
  • Tamamo-no-Mae (Fate/Extra)
  • Hellmaru (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Higokumaru (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Kudagitsune (XXXHolic)
  • Kitsune/Laughing Strangers (World of Darkness Game series)
  • Mystery (Mystery Skulls)
  • Fox Spirit (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Foxie (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Little Fox (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Oinari (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Pipe Fox (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Nila and Moki (Lost Nightmare)
  • Xiaomu (Namco × Capcom)
  • Senri (Super Dreadnought Girl 4946)
  • Kyubi (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Frostail (Yo-Kai Watch)
  • Ryuusuke Kyuubi/Ninetail ("Yo-Kai Watch Gakuen Y")
  • Kon-tan/Krystal Fox (Yo-Kai Watch)
  • Tamamo (Yo-Kai Watch Forever Friends)
  • Vixann Blackphox (Extinctioners)
  • Ara Haan/Eun (Elsword Online)
  • Kitsune (Lost Girl)
    • Inari
    • Lola
    • Kasey
    • Amanda
  • Nine-Tailed Foxes (Summoners War)
  • Kitsune (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/IDW)
  • Dolores (Stitch!)
  • Da Ji (SMITE)
  • Kitsune (Thea Stilton: The Secret of the Snow)
  • Akita (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Liqueur (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Kitsune (Feral)
  • Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog)


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