Personality & Character
Saya is a Makai Priestess and guard who keeps watch on ex-Darkness Hunter Byakkai by order of the Senate. Unknown to anyone, she is one of Zesshin's inbred daughters. A product of a father-daughter incestious relationship between Zesshin and Azusa's late older sister, Saya intends to continue their perverse family's incestious practices once her father possesses a compatible body. Saya believed she's working with her father to realize his ambition; she was using Byakkai for information, not knowing that she was the one being manipulated by both men for their respective goals instead. Worse, although she's evidently pure, Saya displayed signs of mental/emotional instability due to either her inbred nature or losing her sense of reality that made her believe everything she's doing is okay. She was later jailed for her crimes after being defeated by Bikū, but it seems her body has been invaded by Byakkai after Bikū killed his physical body by Soul Insertion Technique.
Skills & Abilities
- Makai Priestess Training: She's magically trained and knows how to use sealing magic and tags. However, due to limited screen time, her entire repertoire wasn't fully defined.
- Martial Arts Skills: Saya is trained as a magical fighter, focusing on melee and weapons combat. She is skilled in using weapons such as bracers and kunai.
Born out of tragedy, Saya was a product of incest between Zesshin and his eldest unnamed daughter. Not long after she was born, Zesshin went mad and murdered his entire family. Survived only by her aunt and sister, Azusa. Eventually, Zesshin was defeated by fellow Darkness Hunter Byakkai and Zesshin became an invalid. Zesshin was imprisoned for his crimes and have been jailed for many years. By her 20s, she has become an accomplished priestess and eventually became the trusted ward guarding Byakkai. Saya lived a quiet life before the events of Bikū Darkness Slasher.
It's unclear when did Saya learn of her family history, but she became fully aware and even began executing her plans to free Zesshin by the time Bikū began investigating the corruption and death of Makai Priest Usami. Saya somehow got in contact with Zesshin and plotted his escape. She convinced Priest Usami to join her, likely in false pretenses, and Zesshin escaped with Usami's body. By the time Bikū was on the case, Zesshin was already out and randomly murdering innocents. When fighting against Usami, Bikū realized that Usami's soul was hollowed out; someone else was controlling his body. Saya continued to pretend to be Byakkai's ward and helped Bikū speak with Byakkai on recent events. Without either part knowing what she's up to, she could listen to their conversation to know how far they are in the investigation and prepare ahead of them. It was while chatting with Bikū and Daichi that Byakkai noticed Diachi's crescent scarred hand. Byakkai remarked to Saya that Daichi's hand is unique and it convinced her that Daichi might be the best candidate for Zesshin's new body.
After Bikū severed ties with Daichi, Saya took advantage of Daichi's kindness and had him help her investigate something for Byakkai. At the club, Saya revealed her true intentions by restraining Daichi for Zesshin to posses. Bikū arrived to save Daichi and had him run while she took on Saya. Although Saya managed to hold off Bikū, she realized her combat prowess can't match Bikū's and attempted to scape. Ultimately, Bikū cornered Saya. She tried to fend her off with tags, but Bikū had her sealed and knocked out unconscious. Saya was later arrested and jailed for her crimes against the order. However, it seems she's not alone. Bikū found out that Zesshin's escape and recent deaths were all related to Byakkai's ploy to free himself. He clued Saya with enough information for her to free Zesshin and wreck havoc on innocents just to prove the importance of Darkness Hunters and free himself. This didn't sit well with Bikū and she killed Byakkai. However, it seems he somehow escaped death. Despite his orb destroyed, he somehow transferred himself into Saya. It's unclear if they're cohabitating the same body or Saya's soul is gone and what remains is only Byakkai.
Notes & Trivia
Articles & References
|Original Series||Chapter of the Black Wolf • Smile • Kiba Side Story • Demon Beast of the Midnight Sun • Red Requiem • Makai Flash Knight • Lament of the Dark Dragon • Ashura • The Tougen Flute • The Makai Flower • Bikū Darkness Slasher • Makai Tales • Saejima Kouga • Moonbow Traveler|
|ZERO Series||Black Blood • Dragon Blood|
|Ryūga-verse Series||The One Who Shines in the Darkness • Gold Storm Flight • Gold Storm • Makai Tales • Fang of God • God's Fang - Jinga • God's Fang - Jinga - Reincarnation|
|Versus Road||Versus Road|
|Anime Series||The Crimson Moon • The Fleeting Cherry Blossom • The Carved Seal of Flames • Divine Flame • Vanishing Line|
|Special Events||Makai no Yakata|
|Novels & Publishings||Mystic Red Trap • Dark Makai Knight Saga • Roar of Steel|
|Subjects||Horrors • Makai Knight • Makai Priest • GARO Characters|
|Media||Golden Knight GARO • Garo Project • Makai Decisive Battle Gaoh • Savior in The Dark|