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Gyokuro Shuzen
Gyokuro
Kana 朱染 玉露
Romaji Shuzen Gyokuro
Debut
Manga Rosario + Vampire II Chapter 042
Profile
Birthday April 22nd
Gender Female
Status Deceased
Death Killed by Alucard
Race Vampire
Hair Color Light Blonde
Eye Color Red
Technique Enemy Zero
Equipment Rosary Hair Clip (removing it to reveal eyes in both left and right hands)
Rosario Cross (formerly)
Personal Status
Relatives Issa Shuzen (Husband)
Kahlua Shuzen (Daughter)†
Kokoa Shuzen (Daughter)
Akua Shuzen (Stepdaughter)
Moka Akashiya (Stepdaughter)
Affiliations Fairy Tale
Shuzen Family
Class S-Class
Gyokuro Shuzen is the mother of Kalua and Kokoa Shuzen, the current head of the Shuzen Family and the Commander-in-Chief of Fairy Tale. Hokuto Kaneshiro has warned Tsukune and his friends that Gyokuro is the leader of the Shuzen family and that she possesses the strongest Yōki detection, greatly surpassing those of her fellow vampires.

PersonalityEdit

Gyokuro is known to be cunning and manipulative as a vampire of the Shuzen house. She is always after power and she enjoys watching those who oppose her plans suffer. Gyokuro hates Akasha, due to her stealing Issa away from her. After losing to Tsukune, Gyokuro expressed hatred for his wish to see humans and monsters becoming friends, because that is the same wish which Akasha held strongly. By all accounts, Gyokuro's hatred for Moka and Akasha stems from the love her husband shows them and her hatred towards humanity is actually just done to scorn Akasha, meaning that she literally wants to wipe out mankind simply to scorn the ideals of Issa's mistress.

She is also shown to have a strong bias pride in her eldest daughter Kahlua. Examples of this are displayed when she chastises Akua for letting her emotions overcome her in battle, which is a central part of Kahlua's whole style of fighting, and when she showed no remorse what so ever towards her youngest daughter Kokoa. Gyokuro even actually ordered Kahlua to kill Kokoa and was annoyed to find the latter exceeding her expectations and managing to defend herself. Sadistic to the last, she shows great joy in the agony of her enemies, especially Akasha and those around her, to the point where she tormented Moka about Tsukune's ghoul mutation for the hell of it. Even when her army of vampires turned into ghouls, not only was she directly responsible, she displayed no remorse in the least and actually seemed to be under the impression, perhaps from her own vanity, that they were improved.

Perhaps her most obvious trait, and clearly her greatest weakness, is Gyokuro's sheer arrogance. Her pride in her position as head of the Shuzen family, Fairy Tale's Commander-in Chief, and her overall power and intelligence vastly exceeds any tendency for caution. As a result of this, Gyokuro has a habit of underestimating her foes or prematurely declaring victory, as she has been repeatedly surprised to find her foes stronger than she believed they'd be or still alive after a supposedly devastating attack. The first such case was in thinking she'd shot the Huang family airship out of the sky without first confirming a crash of said vessel, thus causing the reinforcements onboard to arrive safely. She continued to underestimate both Tsukune, thinking him dead from just one blow, and also her own daughter, Kokoa, whom she believed to still be inferior to her older sister in every way, but she was proven wrong both times. She has pride in the Shuzen family name and assumed her Vampire Army to be unbeatable because of it, but was not above turning them into ghouls when they did fail. Her overconfidence finally caught up to her when she mocked Moka about Tsukune's transformation into a Ghoul, after which an enraged Tsukune proceeded to overwhelm and defeat her.

All in all, Gyokuro is amoral, narcissistic, arrogant, highly ambitious and very begrudging, but the heart of her actions, all of them in fact, seem rooted solely around her hatred for Issa's mistress Akasha for stealing him away from her.

AppearanceEdit

Like her daughter Gyokuro bears light blonde hair, short in style and held back by a cross like clip. Her skin, like her daughter's, is also fairly tan compared to those of her second born daughter Kokoa and her stepdaughters. Adorned on her neck is an array of other cross like pendants, while her attire consists of an over-sized commander jacket. Under her coat, she wears a short black dress with an empire style halter. She also wears gladiator-like sandals.

Like Akua, her face can appear somewhat crazed or insane when she is truly angered or sadistically enjoying her enemies suffering. She also once took on the visage of a twisted opera-like mask with her face, similar to the masked king's mask but with a regular two eyes, when she was shown to be enjoying Moka's suffering.

Seven years prior, Gyokuro wore a long black dress with no sleeves and a plainer version of her current hairstyle.

MangaEdit

Gyokuro first appears in chapter 42 of the second season manga. She is seen talking to Miyabi Fujisaki, colluding what to do with the captured Moka Akashiya.

Later, Gyokuro addresses her monster followers, announcing Fairy Tale's plan by using Moka to wake the sleeping Alucard and using it to destroy the human world. When Tsukune Aono and his friends arrive at Fairy Tale Headquarters to rescue Moka, their Yōkai is detected by Gyokuro, who throws a stone pillar at Tsukune before commanding her followers to attack. Tsukune blocks her pillar and defeats the monsters in the room before leaving with his friends and Hokuto Kaneshiro to search for Moka. Gyokuro once again detects their Yōkai and locates them effortlessly, cryptically stating that they will not be escaping there alive.

In chapter 54 of the second season both Kahlua and her notice that Alucard has began to awaken. She also watches as Akua continues her battle against Tsukune and Moka, where they note that Akua is on the defensive. Calling Akua weak, she and Kahlua move out.

Gyokuro appears behind Tsukune and, just as Moka shouts out a warning, she slams him with one of her arms while Kahlua restrains Moka. She then rips off Moka's Rosario and tells Moka that it is actually a device that was made to control Alucard. Placing the Rosario inside a machine, she then tells everyone that Alucard is now her faithful servant.

When Tsukune tells her to give the Rosario back, she is surprised; having thought her blow killed him. She then tells Alucard to kill Tsukune, only for Hokuto to save him. She is shocked to see a Huang ship coming down, having thought that she had shot it out of the sky.

EquipmentEdit

  • Limiter: Like Kahlua, Gyokuro posses a limiter to keep her true power sealed which is a hair clip she wears on her head, but once she removes it her powers are unleashed revealing eyes in the palm of her hands.
  • Rosary Control Device (formerly): Gyokuro studied Moka's Rosary after the initial sealing took place in order to discover what kind of seal Akasha had invented, however, she discovered that the seal's intended function was actually something more sinister: the ability to control Alucard. Desiring to take advantage of this power, Gyokuro created a control device capable of tapping into it, thus granting her the power to control Alucard after he was awoken and Moka's seal was removed. Unfortunately due to Gyokuro's grave misunderstanding, it's revealed by Touhou that the rosary isn't linked to Alucard in controlling his body, but rather it's linked to Akasha sleeping inside of Alucard's body.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Skilled Combat: Gyokuro is very good in combat using her punches and kicks during her battle with Tsukune shown that that she can keep up with him in his second release form even though she was defeat by Tsukune.
  • Superhuman Strength: Gyokuro has shown monstrous strength, though the full extent of her abilities has yet to be revealed. So far, she has shown that she can tear out a stone column with only one hand and hurling it at Tsukune and his friends with relative ease. She also sent Tsukune flying with a slap from her fist. Gyokuro has enough strength to compete with Tsukune after his release of the holy lock's second seal though he overpowered her in the end. 
  • Superhuman Speed: Gyoukuro's is considerably faster than Moka as well as able to keep up with Tsukune.
  • Superhuman Durability: Gyokuro's durability showed itself during her battle with Tsukune, wherein she took several attacks, including one that broke her ribs and damaged her internal organs, and survived. To the last, Gyokuro was able to stand against Tsukune when his mutation began to hinder him and engaged in a fistfight with him, wherein she was still able to deliver twice as many strikes as her opponent could. However, this endurance met its limit when Tsukune's mutated right arm ironically helped him win the battle with a single punch. Despite her defeat, Gyokuro was able to stand up again, rather than passing out, after the battle and fused herself with Alucard to continue fighting.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Gyokuro proved fast enough to retaliate and punch Moka before the latter's attack managed to hit her. She also proved fast enough to compete with Tsukune after releasing his second seal and was able to strike twice as many times than she was struck, however, her lack of endurance (Compared to Tsukune) caused her to be defeated during the exchange.
  • Enemy Zero: According to Hokuto, Gyokuro is the best among Yōkai detection. Her echo-locational abilities are so powerful that she is able to accurately detect life sources within a several thousand-meter radius. She demonstrates this ability when searching for Tsukune, finding him moments later after their escape. To this degree, she can keep an eye on the entire base.
    • Enemy Zero Seal Released: After removing her limiter, Gyokuro's enemy zero ability can allow her to imitate techniques she has seen in the past and analyzed with a pair of eyes upon the palms of her hands. She has displayed four abilities thus far:
      • Kitsunebi: a flame manipulating ability of the fire Yōkai, Kitsune. Copied from Kuyō.
      • Electro Asyl-Bop: An electrical ability learned from the lightning Yōkai, Raiju. Copied from Raika.
      • Jigen-tou: dimensional sword, invented by Touhou Fuhai. By shifting between dimensions, Gyokuro can use her body as a blade capable of cutting through all matter without resistance. Copied from Akua (presumed).
      • Fusion: By using the Rosary Control Device to manipulate Alucard and then synchronizing him with her Enemy Zero, Gyokuro was capable of fusing herself to Alucard and gaining full access to, and control over, all of his power. Undergoing this fusion also appears to let her borrow Aucard's healing abilities, as she overcame her wounds from the previous fight almost instantly.
  • Demonic Aura: When first entering the halls of Fairy Tale, Tsukune notes that he felt a pitch-black power being emitted from someone. During Fairy Tale's gathering, Tsukune confirms that he did indeed feel the power being emitted from Gyokuro.

QuotesEdit

  • "Kill the Humans, slice their meat, cut their bones, and use their blood and guts to hold the most extravagant party. Come now! And we will engrave into their corpses, our everlasting fantasy world!"
  • "...Oh? This is strange... I sense someone who opposes my speech, seven of you. It seems like, some rats have found their way in."
  • (To Miyabi) As her mother, I must welcome the important man Moka has brought to me.
  • (To Moka) What Akasha left you wasn't love, it was despair and death.

TriviaEdit

  • Gyokuro follows the Shuzen Family's trend of being named after beverages: Gyokuro is a fine and expensive variety of Japanese green tea.
  • In a flashback of the manga, when Akasha spoke of her hope to reside in the human world when human and monsters could live together, Gyokuro overheard Issei vow to join her. This is likely when Gyokuro's jealous hatred boiled over into hating Akasha and Moka with insane rage.
  • At her end, Gyokuro undoubtedly discovered the truth of the old phrase, "Vengance has a way of rebounding upon oneself." She tried to have Kahlua kill Kokoa, but with Mizore and Kurumu's help, Kahlua was vanquished. In trying to spite Akasha by killing Moka, Akasha's protection awoke and halted her attack after she fused with Alucard and Moka took back the Rosario, leaving Gyokuro to be devoured by Alucard.
  • Gyokuro appeared to have little control over her fusion with Alucard; when she was recovering from Moka's kick, her body mutated.

GalleryEdit

  • Gyokuro and her daughter, Kahlua make their leave
  • Gyokuro attacking Moka
  • Gyokuro unable to attack Moka

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