Abilities and Weaknesses
-Command over Demons: The Kishin in the time since his birth made many deals with numerous other gods entities and has now developed the ability to create his own demons and hellspawn, all of whom follow him willingly.
-Superhuman Strength: Ashura's strength level is many times that of most super-beings, the exact limits of which have never been measured. It is generally accepted they are sufficiently strong enough to lift 100 tons with minimal effort.
-Superhuman Speed: Ashura is capable of moving faster the the finest human athlete, however he is by no means super-fast.
-Energy Manipulation: Ashura has the power to control and project multiple types of energy.
-Demon Spawn: Ashura's body is inhabitted by thousands of demons, and thus he can summon them at his own will, simply spilling his own blood.
-Metamorphosis:Ashura can alter their physical form (presumably) into any shape that they can choose.
-Immortality: Ashura, being a deity/concept of the concepts of fear, madness and paranoia, is essentially immortal and will never truly die as long as these emotions/concepts are present, whether one believes in him or not.
-Invulnerability: Ashura cannot be physically harmed by conventional means.
Self-Sustenance: Ashura does not require water or nourishment.
-Superhuman Stamina: Ashura can operate for prolonged periods of time without tiring. He does not require sleep.
-Magical Manipulation: Ashura the power to manipulate vast amounts of magic energy to nearly any effect he desires.
-Black Blood: Blood plays a heavy part in much Ashura's lore. This is due in part to the fact that Ashura will use his own black blood as a weapon. Ashura can harden his bloody and shape and shift it to any form he desires. He can even harden it within his own boy to act as a shield.against weapons and fire arms. The Black Blood even acts as a healing agent, helping the Kishin to rejuvenate himself as well as regenrate and regrow any lost limbs. This is nullified if struck by iron or holy magics/relics.
Power Distribution: It is generally accepted that most gods have had champions to represent them and bestow portions of their powers to those they deem worthy. Ashura is much the same, save for the fact that he does so in a much more perversed manner. When Ashura deems someone worthy of his acknowledgement or power, he will infuse them with some of his own blood. Ashura's Black Blood, is tainted in every way imaginable. Daemons are said to infest every part of his body, including his blood and thus become one with those he infects. The Recipients of Black Blood, are granted vast reserves of power, gifted with feats of super strength that enable them to lift over 25 tons, Enhanced Speed, Enhanced Reflexes and control over the shadows, darkness and their own blood which can be hardened and used as shield, weapons or armor. However, to master these abilities, they must overcome the insanity that ensues along with it, Black Blood is said to pit someone against their worse fears, forcing them to face that which terrifies them in the most realistic manners. For those unable to overcome the taint of Black Blood, the results differ for each individual. Some are possessed by the Daemons Within, others mutate, some simply die, some are said to become that which they fear the most, and other much worse fates await. However, in the end, whether one is capable to overcome the Black Blood or not, their souls and identity are placed in Ashura's hand for all eternity, for him to do with as he sees fit.
-Soul Subjugation and Identity Theft: For those whose souls belong to Ashura, their fate rest entirely in his hand. Some he deems worthy of becoming his own personal demons, others he makes deals with, granting them powers of their own, but for most, they simply become his mindless servants. Although Ashura is capable of shape-shifting, he cannot take the form of someone living. Only those who are dead. The only exception to this rule is that he can take the form of those whose soul he owns, as he essentially owns them and they have become one with his being. Along with their soul, he gains all of the victims memories and personality, to better enable him to use their identity.
[b-Ashura feeds on the fear,blood-list, insanity, paranoia, and madness of man-kind, whether they believe in him or not. This works like a psychic battery. The less of these evil traits that are present, the weaker his power. Even the slightest thought of bravery and courage , weakens him, especially if one being is capable of overcoming great fear and terror that stands in his way.
-Holy Magic ,water, Relics: Ashura's greatest power is the vast amounts of unholy demonic energy granted to him by vast populace of the human world. The superstition that surrounds him only further increases his power. However, it also hinders him. Since Ashura mythology is spread world-wide in one form of another, relics that are believed to be sacred and powerful weapons against Demons and Evil spirts are incredibly effective against him. Holy Magics are vastly effective against him, and deal great damage to his forms when he is struck by such magic.
-Holy Sanctuary: For much the same reason as that listed above, Ashura cannot enter holy sanctuaries such as monastaries, churches, Cathedrals, and Shrines regardless of the religion. He is incapapable of entering such places, and attempting to do so burns away at his physical body.
-Salt and Iron: In many cultures Iron is a metallic ores that is said to burn away at demons, the concept is much the same in Ashura's case. Iron weaponry, whether it be a sword or bullet can greatly damage Ashura's Physical form and is a sure way to kill him if used correctly. Salt is used in many cultures to ward off evil spirits as well, and thus acts as a barrier against Ashura. Salt Circles keep him at bay, however he has developed numerous ways to overcome this.
-Physical Manifestation: Ashura is incapable of dealing physical damage to one being directly unless he inhabits a physical body. Ashura is incapable of walking amongst the material world in his own form and thus must possess someone to walk the physical world. Only then can his vast amounts of power be used. Once possessing someone, they are granted all of his powers at the cost of his will entirely devouring their own, in essesence consuming their soul. These Physical Bodies , while becoming very powerful and resistant to harm, are still vulnerable to the weaknesses listed above. To make matters worse, Ashura can feel the pain dealt to the Physical Body.