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If a Bushi commits Seppuku and is accepted by Fudo Myo-o, their body will transform into two objects; a ​Key ( (かぎ) Kagi?) and a Soul ( (たましい) Tamashii?)​. After that, the Key and the Soul are spontaneously assembled from the Locker Ball[1]​. The Locker Ball forms a new robotic body and a new Samurai is born with a Threefold Body.[2]

The Samurai Key represents a rope that binds ( (つな) Tsunagu?, lit. to tie/connect) one object to another, the opposite to a ​Samurai Soul ( (さむらい) (たましい) ?)​, which represents a rod that splits ( () Tatsu?, lit. to cut off) objects in two.​[3]

Abilities and Powers

Samurai Key has an Artificial Intelligence and can be used to show a holographic pannel to show information. In contact with another person, the Samurai can read your mind to get data and hack another Samurai Key.[4]

Key License

Samurai Keys can download a License ( (めん) (きょ) Menkyo?, lit. licence/permit/certificate) of one the Four Schools to gain information and learn skills and techniques.[5] However, some keys are not able to download a license, an example being Benkei.[6] There is also a special License called Full Master License ( (めん) (きょ) (かい) (てん) Menkyo Kaiten?, lit. possessing full mastery of an art/full mastership) exclusive to the heads of each schools.[7][8]

Samurai can also connect their Key to another Samurai's Key. This allows them to connect their minds to communicate and exchange knowledge. Through such connections, a Samurai with a license can enable one without a license to use techniques by having them trace their movements.[9]

References

  1. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 1, page 57-58
  2. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 1, page 59
  3. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 17, page 6
  4. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 1, page 6
  5. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 17, page 5
  6. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 27, page 9
  7. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 18, page 8
  8. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 27, page 17
  9. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 16, page 9

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