Yukari Yakumo is a youkai, and undoubtedly one of the most powerful characters of the Touhou Universe. She is known as the "Gap Youkai", capable of manipulating boundaries, including those that are conceptual. She is often sleeping and often prefers to achieve her goals through manipulating events and people rather than resorting to direct combat.
Powers and Stats
Name: Yukari Yakumo
Origin: Touhou Project
Age: At least 1,200 years old, older than the history of Gensokyo itself
Classification: Gap Youkai
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics,Boundary Manipulation , Magic, Flight, Teleportation, Onmyoudou (can be used for Divination), Barrier Creation, Regeneration (High Godly), Danmaku, Mind Manipulation (Can replace somebody's mind, potentially enslaving them), Possible Immortality (Type 1), Illusion Resistance, Intangibility, Can summon her Shikigami to aid her in battle, Reality Warping , Power Negation, Conceptual Manipulation, ETC.
Attack Potency: Hyperverse level+
(In her Perfect Memento in Strict Sense profile, it's shown that she can destroy and recreate a reality like Gensokyo with ease. We know it's talking about the fabric of Gensokyo's reality and not just the land and space itself since her ability affects reality itself.Gensokyo is not a pocket dimension as it's directly stated to be a brane world which has a probability of being 4th dimensional to infinite dimensional.Gensokyo also has concepts that correlate under quantum mechanics such as wave-particle duality, which evidences the existence of infinite dimensions. Yukari is able to fully manipulate the border of this contrast between wave and particle, which is a driving force of quantum mechanics.More evidently, Schrödinger's cat is noticed in Gensokyo which proved that the wave functions are in superposition state which proved that the wave functions may collapse. According to the superposition principle, wave functions can be added up to form an infinite dimensional Hilbert Space.Moreover, Gensokyo is directly stated to be a quantum world which proved Gensokyo runs fully on quantum mechanics.This is important as the Outside World is stated to follow String Theory, which evidenced that Yukari is actually annihilating the entirety of the infinite dimensional space, therefore destroying the concept of dimensions.Besides, the space of the surrounding of the Great Hakurei Barrier seems to be a Non-Euclidean Space which is dimensionless in nature.)
Lifting Strength: Irrelevant
Striking Strength: Hyperverse level+
Durability: Hyperverse level+ (Her ability seems to make it impossible to kill her)
Standard Equipment: Her umbrella, Her shikigami Ran, her Shikigami's Shikigami Chen, crow familiars, apparently a cell phone, A Gameboy Advance, and an iPod
Intelligence: Genius,is able to do complex calculations with 1000 variables in seconds. Her Shikigami, Ran, was able to create a mathematical formula to ascertain the width of the ever-changing Sanzu River and stated, that if it were Yukari, she could also include the depth of it. Yukari is often well-informed of the major events occurring in Gensokyo and in many cases, was the mastermind of many of these events in some shape or form. She was even able to outwit Eirin, a genius even among geniuses, at some point.
Weaknesses: Yukari is quite lazy and rarely fights seriously, she tends to toy with her opponent a lot.
- Boundary Manipulation: Yukari has the ability to manipulate boundaries. The most common application of Yukari's boundary manipulation abilities is opening "gaps" which act as portals between two places. Yukari can create gaps through which only she can pass, or through which anything can pass.
- Aside from that Yukari can also control boundaries in a more general sense. Since the nature of all things is defined by its boundaries - for example, a lake can only exist as it is because there is a boundary between it and the atmosphere called water surface - Yukari’s ability can be used to achieve a huge amount of different effects.
- In general, She is stated to be capable of manipulating the boundary between any and all things, but this is questionable, because of known exceptions.
- Shikigami: The manipulation of shikigami could be considered another of Yukari's special abilities. Resembling the computer programming of the outside world, the shiki will carry out its master's order exactly as commanded. Her high intelligence, particularly with regard to manipulating numbers, makes her excel at calculations and analysis. However, there seems to be a flaw with their application. While she uses shikigami to cover for her sleep habits, they seem to be limited to odd jobs and errands. While she employs several shikigami, the one she makes the most use of is Ran Yakumo.