The Gojufus (in Japanese: ご呪符, "Spells", "Charms", or "Curse Charm") are magic talismans used in the art of dark magic and they have been aquired as weapons by Hiruko Ubusuna, the main antagonist of the 2002 videogame remake Shinobi. The gojufu recieves their power from the Yin as well as from the netherworld.
Any skilled onmyouji (in Japanese: 陰陽師, "sorcerer", "exorcist", or "medium") can use the gojufu to summon demonic entities, possess victims or real world objects and place them under their control, and seal off areas.
The sorcerer, Hiruko used the Gojufu to harness his magic and to summon Hellspawn upon mordern day Tokyo as well as to possesses the slaughtered Oboro Clan shinobi warriors, and used them to attack the clan's leader Hotsuma as the final part of his vendetta against them.
Types of Gojufu Talismans
There are 4 different types of Gojufu talismans with certain powers:
- Jinsou (in Japanese: 人操符): Manipulates the corpses of the Oboro clan's genin (in Japanese: 下忍; low ranking ninja) or ninken (in Japanese: 忍犬; ninja dog).
- Kekkai Fu (in Japanese: 結界符): Distorts space to seal off areas.
- Shoukan Fu (in Japanese: 召還符): Summons Hellspawn from the dark side of the universe.
- Souhei Fu (in Japanese: 操兵符): Turns mechanical objects into Hellspawn.