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
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Boundary Manipulation, Magic, Flight, Teleportation, Onmyoudou (can be used for Divination), Barrier Creation, Regeneration (High Godly to Possibly True Godly), Danmaku, Mind Manipulation (Can replace somebody's mind, can potentially enslave them), Possible Immortality (Type 1), Illusion Resistance, Intangibility, Can summon her Shikigami to aid her in battle, Reality Warping via Boundary Manipulation, 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. This is important since the Outside World follows string theory, and laws like entropy found in the outside don't function how they are supposed to in Gensokyo, meaning that Gensokyo has different laws and physics from those of the outside world. More evidently, Gensokyo 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.She is able to annihilate such place meaning that she is unbound by the concept of dimensions)
Lifting Strength: Irrelevant
Striking Strength: Hyperverse level+
Durability: Hyperverse level+ (Her ability seems to make it impossible to kill her)
Range: Hyperverse+ with Boundary Manipulation
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: Very intelligent, 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, Yukari is stated to be capable of manipulating the boundary between any and all things, but this is questionable, because of known exceptions. Specifically, she is not capable of creating gaps to the moon directly,which is inhabited by beings which are stated to be far superior to any youkai, and she is not capable of manipulating the boundaries near the Moriya shrine, which has two gods as inhabitants. The specific reasons why these boundaries are exceptions was never explained and can only be speculated upon. Even though these exceptions are considerable she is known to manipulate various fundamental boundaries such as the boundaries between truth and falsehood, reality, and fantasy, human and youkai, life and death, awake and asleep, day and night or winter and spring.
- 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