|Seto Taisho Soul Core
Benkei is warrior monk from the late Heian period, also known as Musashibo Benkei. He is large man, typically seen wearing a hood and the garb of a Buddhist priest. His reputation for being an incredbily powerful warrior precedes him, and the splitstaff is said to be just one of many weapons he wields with great skill.
He is famous for serving Yoshitsune. It is said that the two originally met because Benkei had a penchant for collecting weapons, and coveted Yoshitsune's blade.
As one of Yoshitsune's retainers, Benkei clashes with the Taira clan in Yashima. When he sees the protagonist's Sohayamaru, he mistakes it for Yoshitsune's own blade, and attacks the protagonist to reclaim it for his master.
After the protagonist manages to defeat Benkei, Benkei acknowledges their might and the two come to be companions. Benkei contributes to the protagonist's triumph over Uminyudo, the enormous yokai who attacks them at sea.
When Yoshitsune is forced to flee the capital, Benkei obeys his master's command and makes his way to Hiraizumi. There he is attacked by the Fujiwara army. Benkei singlehandedly holds the enemy soldiers off to protect his master, but is tragically struck down, with a multitude of arrows piercing his body. Benkei transforms into porcelain figure and shatters into pieces before a horriffied Yoshitsune's eyes, revealing that he was a Seto Taisho- a yokai formed from the unused fragments of old crockery-all along.
Benkei Locations & Drops
- Found in Mission
- Found in Sub Mission
How to Beat Benkei
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Attacks & Counters
Notes & Trivia