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Ryoko Shrine

She is the legendary demon who has been sealed in Masaki Shrine since ancient times. Awakened by Tenchi from 700 years of sleep, she is back in business with her magical powers.

This head-strong and capricious girl has all the attractive qualities of a complete woman: She can move through solid matter, blow holes in the ceiling with her powerful blasts and even FLY!!

As Washuu's creation, Ryoko can be described by her mother's favourite word: Perfect.

The assault on Jurai by Ryoko and Roy-oh-ki happened 700 years ago. Their objective was to steal the Tsunami unit, the origin of Trees of Imperial Family. They failed in the end. After all, it was far too reckless of them to dive into the Jurai's main star. Actually, it was Kagato who wanted the Tsunami unit, and Ryoko was simply following his orders. As told in ep.5, he thought that Tsunami possessed what he calls the Sacred Jewel of Universe, the biggest power in the universe. Incidentally at the time of the assault, Ryoko had all three jewels on her, which in turn proves the strength of Jurai's armed forces, who turned her away.

When Ryoko was a space pirate, she was called "Devil of Destruction". "My dear Ayeka, I have to leave tomorrow and chase that Devil of Destruction.." (ep.2, Yosho). Why? Of course her enormous power was one reason, but the main reason was that she caused more damage by destruction than by robbery. For example, if she wanted a vase deep in a museum, she would just marched to it, paying no attention to (or not caring about) all other valuable things. There may have been planets that were willing to give up what Ryoko wanted just to avoid the collateral damage. But Ryoko would not take any notice and just go for her target anyway. She sometimes, restricted her power to make a robbery less easy and more enjoyable. Her fight with Tenchi in ep.1 was a mere child's play for her. She could have eliminated Tenchi along with the entire school if she wanted.

Ryoko always wears a earring in her left ear, it looks like the jewel, but it is only its replica. "I was determined to play with Tenchi as soon as I had re-created the jewel" (ep.5, Ryoko). The fact Ryoko made it herself proves that this is a replica. The real jewel cannot be even destroyed, not to mention created. It is an emergency substitute for Ryoko and not as powerful as the real one. The replica is very easy for Ryoko to make once she is outside of the seal. Within it, however, she had to use her own energy to make one, being sealed away from the outside. She cannot get any more power even if she makes more than one replica. Tenchi cut her left arm off in ep.1 and the replica exploded. She didn't care too much as she can make one any time. After she got one real jewel back from Tenchi in ep.2, the replica became even less valuable.

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