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Villain Overview

After being sealed away within this box, I have no clue about what has happened outside and I don't know how much time has passed. The hatred in my heart only keeps growing. After thousands of years, I was imprisoned in darkness. But then one day, that priestess opened the box. Yes, in that priestess' heart I found a similar resentment. Hatred. Anger. A perfect tool for my revenge upon humankind.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption in Sakura Samsara.
Evil? I? You hurt me like that. What's so wrong killing humans? Why it's so bad making them suffer? Why it's so bad to crush their children like bugs? Why it's so wrong to cut their head off while they are alive? Why it's so wrong to make them suffer right in front of their children and lovers? They are toys! Toys! Get it right.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption showing her psychopathy.
Finally! The light has been defeated! Once the scar appears in your heart, this will be the moment that you and I become one! Finally... this is the moment I've been waiting for for 500 years! I love you, Sakura. Now, you will be trapped inside me... and live a painful eternal nightmare.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption rising to power.
You should be thanking for making the foolish delusions of the villagers become reality! To be devoured by a God you love and believe in, isn't that a blessing?! Don't you think it's hilarious when both demon bear that is feared and the fox god that is loved are basically the same thing?!
~ Herrcher of the Corruption to Kallen.

Herrscher of the Corruption, also known as 12th Herrscher, Jizo Mitama, Hellmaru, Nine-Tailed Fox, God of Yae VillageRuler of the Corruption12th Ruler or self-called as Yakujin or God of Disaster, is the one of the main antagonists of the popular Chinese game Guns Girl Z (also known as Houkai Gakuen 2) and appears as a major pivotal antagonist in its sequel Honkai Impact 3rd. Herrscher of the Corruption is introduced as the main antagonist of the School Dayz manhua, the overarching antagonist of Honkai Impact 3rd - Purple Kite's Tales, the central antagonist of Honkai Impact 3rd - The Secret of God Keys, the main antagonist of Honkai Impact 3rd - Gratitude Arc and the main antagonist of Honkai Impact 3rd - Sakura Samsara story arc. Due to her machinations in the Old World and starting the Second Apocalypse, she is considered to be one of the most important antagonists of the franchise alongside her successor Herrscher of the Void as well as one of the most evil Herrscher of all time. As Hellmaru (fox form), she is the boss of the 3rd storyline of Sakura Samsara mode. As Jizo Mitama, she is the boss of the Celestial Castle in Sakura Samsara mode, as well as the end boss of the co-op Raid stage "Soul Throne".

The 12th Herrscher was a Houkai self-aware lethal virus which infected everybody and turned all life forms into zombies and was capable of controlling machines, launching nuclear missiles and destroyed the last three cities of the old world. In an attempt to destroy mankind to create a world where she could rule everything, she planned to destroy all life existent but Professor Mei sealed her inside of the Purple Box before she could destroy the rest of human civilization. 49,000 years later after God Kiana destryoed the world, she was still sealed inside of the Purple Box until it fell into Schicksal's hand, causing the Black Death in Europe during the Medieval Era of the New World, killing 1/3 of the population of the world. After witnessing the inhumane experimentation of Schicksal using Crystal Disillusionment, Kallen stole the Purple Box and ran away to Yae Village in Japan after being fatally wounded by Shicksal's hunters. Yae Sakura later unwittingly opened the box, releasing the Herrscher of the Corruption and all her stored hate all over the past time and possessed Sakura, turning her into a large fox beast that was later defeated and sealed by Kallen.

In another attempt to escape, Herrscher of the Corruption managed to drag Theresa Apocalypse to her Stigmata World (a weapon that used to belong to her predecessor Kallen Apocalypse) and took control of her body for a short period of time until the interference of the Shicksal Valkyries. She was sealed by Theresa again but later returned in during the events of Sakura Samsara in another attempt to break free but was permanently sealed inside of a katana inside of the Stigmata World with the help of her previous vessel, Higyokumaru.

As Higyokumaru (the only vessel she got to be dubbed as) she is voiced by Shiori Izawa in the Japanese version, whom also voiced Mary Hughes in Fairy Tail, and Matsuri Mizusawa in Citrus.

Official Description

So many suffered because of this demon. Seal that beast away and let her to rot in eternal darkness.
~ A scientist of Fire Moth about Herrscher of the Corruption.

The 12th Herrscher was a Houkai creature that had the ability to project her own consciousness onto any object and control it freely. In reality, this Herrscher was actually a self-aware lethal virus which was coloured black, which infected everybody and turned them into zombies. Not only that, but she was also able to control machines, launching nuclear missiles and destroyed a part of the old world. Professor Mei had to seal her into the purple box before she could destroy the rest of human civilization during the crisis of God Kiana's awakening.

Herrscher of the Corruption, the 12th Herrscher, burning in hatred for all life.

50,000 years later, the purple box later fell into Schicksal's hand and was experimented but it resulted in the start of the Black Death on Europe and wiped out 1/3 of all world's population. Eleanor Schariac injected a fragment of this Herrscher onto herself, becoming a large spider beast and later got defeated by Kallen and Otto. After witnessing the inhumane experimentation of Schicksal using the Crystal Disillusionment, Kallen stole the purple box and ran away to Yae Village but later got fatally wounded. Yae Sakura later unwittingly opened the box, releasing Hellmaru and all her stored hatred all over the past time and possessed Sakura, turning her into a large fox beast that was later defeated and sealed by Kallen.

Hellmaru serves as the boss of the 3rd storyline of Sakura Samsara mode. A Honkai Beast in the shape of a Kitsune, it was the beast that corrupted Sakura as she held Kallen's Honkai box, causing her to turn into a pseudo-Herrscher. The 3rd storyline event causes it to come out of Sakura's body to become fightable. Her previous vessel, Higyokumaru, currently resides in the Stigmata dimension after the events of the Sakura Samsara.

Data Files

Data files found in the Chibi Dorm.

Yae Sakura (Flame Sakitama)


  • Flame Sakitama chibi.

    Date of Birth: July 22
  • Gender: Female
  • Organization: Shicksal
  • Heigh: 194 cm (ears included)
  • Weight: 56 kg
  • Place of Birth: Far East

Valkyrie Armor Story 1

In the Stigmata Dimension, Yae Sakura's appearance is affected by Higokumaru's powers. The miko attire was replaced in favor of durable armor, and her long hair was bundled up for battle. Compared to an average miko, maybe she is closer to a [samurai] now.
~ Valkyrie Armor Story 1.

Valkyrie Armor Story 2

Yae Sakura, who had never left the village, was never properly trained in the arts of handling a sword. Her mastery of the blade comes solely from her own study and practice. However, in this stance Yae Sakura can easily wield her katana and wakizashi and cut down her enemies with precision. This may also be the result of Higokumaru's powers, as she can only achieve such might in the Stigmata Dimension.
~ Valkyrie Armor Story 2.

Valkyrie Armor Story 3

In the end, Yae Sakura chose to stay in the Stigmata Dimension forever. After 500 years, those whom she loved as well as those whom she hated have all passed away. This fantasyland of hers is the only place she is truly familiar with in this strange world.
~ Valkyrie Armor Story 3.

Yae Sakura (Goushinnso Memento)


  • Goushinnso Memento chibi.

    Date of Birth: July 22
  • Gender: Female
  • Organization: Shicksal
  • Heigh: 194 cm (ears included)
  • Weight: 55 kg
  • Place of Birth: Far East

Valkyrie Armor Story 1

his is the battlesuit used by the Far East Vixen, the final boss of the game "Kallen Fantasy VII". The Fixen is the queen bee of St. Freya High and reigns supreme from the chapel tower, waiting for anyone foolish enough to challenge her...
~ Valkyrie Armor Story 1.

Valkyrie Armor Story 2

Be warned. The Vixen has 2 attack modes: close quarter sword slashes and cold magic spells. She is also extremely agile. Targeting her with ranged weaponry is a nightmare. Although her battlesuit looks high tech, it only provides minimum protection. Counter-attack her when she exposes her weakness between her onslaughts to deal maximum damage.
~ Valkyrie Armor Story 2.

Valkyrie Armor Story 3

Although Memento is a battlesuit featured in another game title, it is surprisingly comprehensive and features design-for-manufacturability. It is also extremely similar to Ritual Imayoh, another battlesuit featured in-game. Perhaps "Kallen Fantasy VII" is not a simple game.
~ Valkyrie Armor Story 3.

Higyokumaru (memories)


  • Higyokumaru chibi.

    Activity: ???
  • Stats: Chaotic Evil
  • Area of Achievement: Fine dining
  • Height 165 cm
  • Weight: 40 kg
  • Place of Birth: ???

Stigma Memory Clip 1

Higokumaru had many names. She hated some of them, and couldn't remember others. When people asked about her name, she would feign hesitation and then give an innocent smile: "Higokumaru! That's what Aneki would call me!"
~ Stigma Memory Clip 1.

Stigma Memory Clip 2

She likes Yae Sakura... and gives an equal amount of love to fried tofu as well. In fact, she would stay up all night waiting outside the village snack shop to munch on the first batch of freshly fried tofu. This simply means she would sleep through the day.
~ Stigma Memory Clip 2.

Stigma Memory Clip 3

Higokumaru enjoys addressing any girl as "Aneki" (elder sis), no matter how old they may be. The word "Aneki" is super special to Higokumaru. It spans 50,000 years of lost time and allows her to reminisce about her times as a young girl.
~ Stigma Memory Clip 3.

Stigma Memory Clip 4

Higokumaru loves BBQ and can never get tired of roasting things herself. However, everything she cooks is burnt to a crisp and practically inedible.
~ Stigma Memory Clip 4.

Stigma Memory Clip 5

Higokumaru loves street performers. She saw fire spitters when a traveling troupe passed by Yae Village. Higokumaru was really disappointed. She finally realized that breathing fire was not so awesome after all.
~ Stigma Memory Clip 5.

Higyokumaru (Anniversary Ball)


  • Higyokumaru Anniversary Ball Stigmata.

    Activity: ???
  • Stats: Chaotic Evil
  • Area of Achievement: ???
  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weight: 40 kg
  • Place of Birth: ???

Stigma Memory Clip 1

Yae Sakura could remember traveling peddlers setting up stalls outside the village every month or so. These peddlers will often sell strange crafts not found inside the village. These memories were the reasons why strange merchants would appear in the Stigmata Space.
~ Stigma Memory Clip 1.

Stigma Memory Clip 2

When Sakura's not looking, Higokumaru would sneak off to these stalls to look for food she never tried before. But there was this one time when Higokumaru saw something other than food. It was an album depicting young girls dressed in the raiments of foreign lands.
~ Stigma Memory Clip 2.

Stigma Memory Clip 3

Higokumaru never saw such dresses in Yae Village. She always regarded Aneki's miko outfit as the finest looking clothing there is. But these girls were dressed in a style that differed from Yae Sakura. It literally has "cuteness" written all over it.
~ Stigma Memory Clip 3.

Stigma Memory Clip 4

The stall vendor took out a red and white gown that immediately seized Higokumaru's interest. It shares the same color scheme with Yae Sakura's miko outfit and looks just like the little girl's outfit in the album. "That's it!"
~ Stigma Memory Clip 4.

Stigma Memory Clip 5

Higokumaru purchased the dress despite spending all her savings. Higokumaru changed into her new dress to greet Yae Sakura at the door when the latter got home in the evening. "Aneki! Do I look good in these? Let's go to the Hanabi Fireworks Fest in these!"
~ Stigma Memory Clip 5.


Yae Sakura and the 12th Herrscher.

God? You call that thing God?! That thing is a Houkai! A pure monster!
~ Theresa Apocalypse about the "God" of Yae Village.

The sadistic, narcissistic, arrogant and vicious Herrscher of the Corruption was the 12th Herrscher of the Old World that came to existence during the crisis of God Kiana, the Last Herrscher of the Old World who would later become the Herrscher of the Void. Unlike other Herrschers, the 12th Herrscher was a peculiar entity who was revealed to be a sentient virus that could think and act like a normal person. She was born as a self-aware virus entity that sought to bring as much pain as possible and crossed the bounds of even the most heinous Houkais. Unlike other Herrschers that had their hatred focused on mankind only, the Herrscher of the Corruption was a cruel monster who sought to dominate everything, including other life forms, something that Houkai were not supposed to do as their mission was only to only cause the extinction of humankind.

The Herrscher of the Corruption was different from any known Herrscher in terms of sadism and preferred to inflict pain and despair upon her victims by using human methods. While Herrschers refused to have contact with the human world and chose to cause random destruction, the Herrscher of the Corruption liked to use humans to do her dirty work and played with their feelings to destroy people's bonds so they could reveal their true nature. The Herrscher of the Corruption makes herself unique due to how she represents the humanity on its dark side: someone hopelessly in love with cruelty, savagery and all the worst aspects of human nature with no qualms about witnessing or causing others' suffering. Another interesting fact about the Herrscher of the Corruption is that she was a manipulative genius who had people to do her bidding instead of using her god-like strength to get what she wanted, showing how much of a mastermind the 12th Herrscher was. She also possessed both uncommon charisma and a true gift for persuasive speech for a Herrscher who (mostly) sees everything in a manner of hate and genocide while the 12th Herrscher was cold, calculating and a genius in human's psychology.

The Herrscher of the Corruption has no compunction about dealing death to those who either stand in her way or those of whom she has grown tired of abusing mentally, either with her own hands or breaking their will to live to make them commit suicide. Using the hatred of her vessel, the 12th Herrscher used her energy to spread herself across the world and attempted to destroy the world in a nuclear war that wiped out most of the surface of the planet to set herself as a God for being "too perfect" for this world but failed when she was sealed inside of a Purple Box. More than 50,000 years later, she was freed by Shicksal's scientists that used the Purple Box to academic purposes. However, the results were catastrophic when the vicious Herrscher evolved and spread the bubonic plague across Europe, starting the Black Death.

The bloody sakura flower.

The Black Death, pandemic that ravaged Europe between 1470 and 147X, taking a proportionately greater toll of life than any other known epidemic or war up to that time. The plague created a number of religious, social and economic upheavals which had profound effects on the course of European history. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe's population. In total, the plague may have reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million to 350–375 million in the 14th century. Because of the Herrscher of the Corruption, the world changed completely and gave birth to extremists like Otto Apocalypse who was separated from his love interest Kallen Kaslana and set the events of the game in motion.

The thing that truly separates the Herrscher of the Corruptionfrom the rest of the Herrschers and Houkai, however, is the fact that despite her diabolical intentions and actions she serves no God (unlike other Herrscher that serve the Houkai God) and does everything to set herself as the superior being of the world.

Stigmatas Tattoos


Secret of the God Keys comic revealing the past of the Herrscher of the Corruption and Yae Sakura.

The Divine Key Jizo Mitama is an illusion of an armored samurai generated by a brooding Herrscher. The samurai wields two blades of misfortune and calamity. It is a demonic embodiment of hatred and carnage.
~ Jizo Mitama (Memorial Arena)

The Herrscher of the Corruption was proclaimed God of Disaster and considered itself as the superior life-form of all living beings, hating everything that was not herself for being inferior and was a complete psychopathic narcissist who hated all human beings for self-proclaiming as the superior race of the planet. Despite her hatred for all life forms, she holds respect for other Herrschers for having the same mission that was given by "God", the only thing that the 12th Herrscher fear, for they were misanthropic figures like who could strike fear into the hearts of even the strongest Valkyries but she was not above looking down on them to set herself as "mankind's destroyer".

The Herrscher of the Corruption despises human values like justice and honor, which is why she hates how the New World's organizations founded to fight the Houkai, she especially hated civilized people as much as she hated people simply for being born humans, a race she considered fragile in a senses. She also dislikes religion to an absurd level. By her early actions, she is displayed as sadistic and cruel and even insane as she shows no importance who will win in a war as long her machinations inflict pain in her victims and show to be useful for her own purposes (if they are suitable vessels). She sees everyone and everything not as a living being, but as an object to be dominated and controlled—including her own vessel who gave herself to her so she could have her revenge on Fire Moth for hurting and killing her with no apparent reason. 

The 12th Herrscher forcing Yae Sakura to kill her sister once again.

She has little respect or regard for most others around her, and was even willing to turn animals, species that are not target of the Houkai, into monstrous beasts just to sent them to villages to spread chaos and destruction to make the villages worship her in order to have more children and infants sacrificed to grow more powerful. As a Herrscher, the Herrscher of the Corruption despises love, as she believes this emotion is the most disgusting feeling a living being can feel thanks to the affection people feel for each other. However, she does have an intense sadistic pleasure in breaking the relationship of two people in love with each other to a cruel level where she forces one of them to kill their loved one so the "killer" can live forever with depression and lose their sanity, becoming insane psychotic killers. In other cases, she let them live just so she can watch them commit suicide.

She is described as cold, haughty, and self-assured. She tends to capture the darker side of humanity and does her best to represent the greatest monster humans can be, often portraying herself as a pure and complete monster to make people fall under her grasp. On the surface, when she is not being a Herrscher, she is a well-mannered, charismatic and compassionate young woman who passes the image of an innocent beautiful girl (in Yae Sakura's body). Pretending to be a human, she possesses a myriad of favorable traits and can easily overwhelm individuals with her seemingly flawless nature and can easily steal the identity of a person without doing putting much efforts in her actions. This makes it easy for her to make manipulate the citizens of Yae Village into doing various deeds for her, including killing babies of the town. With such skill in creating this facade of perfection and pureness, the 12th Herrscher can hide her true motives with ease. Within this perfect contrived exterior, however, the 12th Herrscher could study humankind's behavior and callously delivers destruction and suffering to those who happen to fall prey to her schemes without moving a finger, something that even her successor, Herrscher of the Void lacks as she prefers to do everything with her own hands rather than using her minions to do her dirty work (and avoids having contact with humans at best). The Herrscher of the Corruption also exhibits psychopathic tendencies despite self-proclaiming to be above humans. For example, most of her murders, have been premeditated and calculated.

Herrscher of the Corruption speaking with her vessel, with the latter amazingly tryin' to ignore the Herrscher's murders.

The Herrscher is also an entity shrouded in mystery. At times, she expresses her eccentric personality through her unique method of talking, and is amazingly both polite, calm and serious. She sometimes acts suggestive, likely as a means to creep others out, calling Theresa a "cute" and stroking Yae Sakura on her cheek like if she was trying to seduce her victims with an attractive casanova personality. She is rather bold and manipulative; she remains civil even during rituals where she watches Yase Sakura sacrificing children, patronizingly so, even in the face of hostility, and perhaps even to attract hostility from her enemies whom shows anger and disgust for how calm she can be even after committing an atrocity. When amused, her behavior is performative, and her expressions and movements are exaggerated.

Herrscher of the Corruption's ruthlessness grows until her true personality is revealed: she is not calm at all but wrathful, arrogant, evil, vicious, calculative, and twisted. Behaving unpredictably, the Herrscher remains casual and unfazed by the world around her when she sees her victory is ensure. She also has a dark sense of humor and an utter lack of empathy, finding cruel ways to taunt others using their emotions and worst memories (such as torture and death of friends, lovers and families) to break her enemies so she can expose them to physical torture.

Herrscher of the Corruption's sadistic smile.

The Herrscher of the Corruption could be considered the only known Houkai who was at least interested in mankind's dark side and was hopelessly in love with cruelty, savagery, and all the worst aspects of human nature and had no qualms about witnessing other people's suffering and considered it to humans' true nature, which she embraced it and tried to wipe out pure people like who believe in peace and harmony to clean the world from those "disgusting" humans. 

She was also depicted as a very disturbing child-murder who had an obsession with killing innocent children and babies to eat their souls and use their vital essence as energy to grow more powerful than before. She is pleased to mentally abuse minors with the power she has over the village, and she does not care about the well-being or the people around her begging for her help for a better life. She does not regret anything cruel in what she does, seeing them as nothing more than another step to achieve her goals to get revenge on mankind and even after failing to destroy mankind once she did not give up and used Japanese villages to regain her lost power just so she could do the same thing over again. She also immensely enjoys the physical and psychological suffering of Valkyries, mercilessly oppressing them and making them fear her using their memories. All those who openly opposed her were subjected to extremely brutal abuse. 

Equipment - Florid Sakura

Sakura Blossom is the weapon of choice of Herrscher of the Corruption's vessel, Yae Sakura, a japanese katana forged in the Yae village. It's a spiritual blade once enshrined in the Yae Jinjia to protect the village from Houkai beasts and sacrifice children to the Gods to be blessed by the divine beings.

While being a Herrscher who primarily uses bruth strength or mental powers to get what she wants, the Herrscher of the Corruption is not above using katanas and other swords to fight. When the Herrscher possessed Yae Sakura, she slaughtered many innocent humans using this weapon, tainting it to become Demonblade - Florid Sakura

After killing hundreds of children and babies with the katana, the crimson katana now radiates raw Honkai energy that strengthens the Herrscher of the Corruption.

Power and Abilities

Herrscher Gem (Ruler Core/Stone)

The Black Death in Europe.

Different from all other Herrscher Cores, the Ruler Core of the 12th Herrscher is peculiar for its slow and painful way of spread destruction to the world. While other cores are more chaotic and destructive, the core of the Herrscher of the Corruption uses diseases as her main weapon. She can generate diseases and viruses, including mixing illnesses together or creating completely new ones that can harm not only humans but other animals and insects.

As the Herrscher, she can manipulate, shape and transform all forms of diseases, including their severity, contagiousness and methods of spreading to make her plagues more effective. She can control the organisms that spread diseases, including germs, bacteria, virus or other pathogens on a cellular level, including bacteriophages, microorganisms (microscopic organisms), retroviruses, cells that abnormally grow to make cancerous tumors and cysts, and pathogens that produce genetic mutations, making her the most dangerous and powerful Herrscher there is since her damages inflict directly in living beings and can easily wipe out all mankind without moving a finger of her own.

At the same time, she can create, shape and manipulate pestilence, including pests, locusts that spoil crops, and flies that carry disease to new victims. Her vessels gain immunity to pests and viruses, but can also create, invoke, and control diseases and viruses.

Zombies as seen in Houkai Gakuen 2.

Her most feared method of infection is the plague that turns people into mindless zombies. As reanimated human beings (despite the fac they were infected by a Houkai disease), while not immortal, they will not "die" under typical conditions that would ordinarily cause the death of a normal huma being. They do not appear to feel or respond to pain since their senses were destroyed, can survive even the most brutal injuries such as mutilation and can be used as hosts to carry on not only the zombie virus but other deadly diseases. They show no other bodily function that relates to a human, showing no signs of self-healing or response to extreme temperatures. The brain maintains limited abilities of the body, allowing for movement of the limbs (provided that they are not decomposed to the point where the bones are not strong enough to bend without breaking), jaws, neck, and even the use of its sensory systems. While being less intelligent than humans, some zombies are intelligent enough to use human weapons like chainsaws and guns.

The Herrscher of the Corruption could also control even other forms of virus such as computer viruses and malware, including Trojan horses, computer worms, malware, spyware, adware, ransomware and other kinds of things harmful to machines and virtual worlds. She could hack into miltiary control machines, launching nuclear missiles and all other kind of human machinery. 

God's Key - Jizo Sword

Higokumaru being possessed by Jizo Mitama.

The Jizo Sword is the God Key that contains the core of 12th Herrscher, the other half of Higokumaru said to be the vile Herrscher of the Corruption. The Jizo Sword allow the user to project their consciousness into anything and everything, from objects to any kind of living being.

The only known user of the Jizo Sword wa sYae Sakura who was being possessed by the Herrscher and decided to throw the sword in the real-world. It has the ability to summon the Jizo Spirit, an avatar legless samurai.


Cellular Abilities

  • Self-aware Lethal Virus: can infect all life forms and turn them into zombies and mindless monsters. She was also able to control machines and hack into military codes, having access to any kind of virtual world, including the Internet itself.
  • Herrscher Authority: she can control zombies and beasts unless there is another Herrscher controlling them.
  • Houkai Creation: Like other Herrscher, she is also able to create Houkai monsters by killing animals and reviving them Hybrid-monsters.
  • Mutation Inducement: The Herrscher of the Corruption is able to induce mutations, changes in the sequence of an organism's genetic material, in self or other living beings if they are infected with a disease. The changes can range from minor genetic changes to severe physical mutation, user could even be able to activate recessive abilities in allies or suppress abilities in foes. Note that the user may force instant change or stretch it over longer periods or even several separate sessions.
  • Cellular Disintegration: She can dissolve any sort of organic cells, including plant, bone, or even fertile dirt and dissolve them, destroying them at a cellular or even protein level, allowing her to destroy her targets, either by a specific part or outright disintegration. 
  • Disease Creation: She can generate diseases and viruses, including mixing illnesses together or creating completely new ones, whether by drawing them from already existing sources or by manifesting them anywhere she want.
  • Plague Inducement: She can induce any sickness in others in a determinated unknown range.
  • Zombification: She can tturn others (usually dead, sometimes living) into zombies (walking corpses).
  • Biological Control: She can cause cells to augment to induce advanced or declined biological healing, induce diseases like cancer.
  • The Pest: She can create, shape and manipulate pestilence, including pests, locusts that spoil crops, and flies that carry disease. 

Digital Abilities

  • Virtual Virus: She is able to become a living computer virus like a true physical virus. They are capable of spreading her virus and infecting a numerous amount of technology, allowing her to bend technical appliances to her will. Once the technical appliance has been hi-jacked, it is merely an extension of her control. 

Fire Manipulation

  • Fire Aura: She can release and surround herself to become almost untouchable.
  • Heat Breath: She can breath fire and is able to generate and manipulate fire within her in a way that allows her to release a wave of fire.

Natural Abilities

  • Immortality: The Herrscher of the Corruption, like any other Houkai has an infinite life span, as she can never age, and can shrug off virtually any kind of physical damage. Her immortality gives her regenerative powers to heal her wounds, surviving and quickly recovering from anything the enemy throw at her while at the same time she doesn't need the necessities of other living beings like food, water and oxygen. Despite being "immortal", she is not 100% immortal as she can be killed if one purify her Houkai energy fro the Purple Box. Purifying her energy will wipe out her from existence.
  • Possession: She can possess or take over the body of any living being, whether sentient or not, by stealing their motor functions and senses, thus transforming them into Pseudo-Herrschers or simply vessels. 
  • Brainwash: She can control the minds of others with her energy or spreading her plagues. If her victims were placed into a semi-conscious state where she controls them via-distance, they will not have recollection of their previous actions while under her control.


Yae Sakura sexually aroused having her ears cleaned by Kallen in the 4-koma comics.

The Herrscher of the Corruption was considered to be almost unstoppable due to her unique method of executing her crimes but has a few weaknesses that were explored. 

  • Sensible Ears: While debated among the community the fox ears of the Herrscher of the Corruption (including the fox-ears left in her vessels such as Theresa Apocalypse, Yae Sakura and Higokumaru) were sensible to touch. When someone touches it, the Herrscher will lose power, but might manage to find enough strength to throw said person and let her ears go. The feeling of having her ears touched gives her ("them" as her vessels will suffer from the same effect) an "erotic" sensation, powerful enough to stop her movements and twist in pleasure, lowering her guard and leaving her exposed. This was later seen when the Herrscher took control over the body of Theresa and a curious Kiana began to touch her ears, leaving her completely defenseless.
  • Purification: While being immortal, her main weakness that will lead her to immediate death is the purification of the Houkai energy inside of the Purple Box. Since she doesn't have a physical form after being sealed inside of the box, most of her essence will stay inside while another part will carry on her objectives. The purification of the Purple Box will erase the energy, the only font that keeps the Herrscher of the Corruption connected to the physical world and will eventually kill her in a matter of seconds.
  • Pseudo-Herrschers: The pseudo-Herrschers are individuals who possesses extremely high Houkai energy similar to a Herrscher but do not possess their own Herrscher core, sometimes they are simply vessels of another Herrscher who are sleeping inside of their bodies and will take control of their bodies at times. The main reason behind her defeat was that she had a lot of confidence in keeping the minds of her vessels sealed while she abused of their bodies to do evil deeds but most of them managed to break out of her control.


There's no need to be afraid... your life will end soon.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption to her victim.
Ha... Ha... Ha... everything had just begun.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption seeing her dead monster.
Leave her body? It was she herself who sought for my help, I did absolutely nothing! Her heart is filled with hate towards humans. It was me who gave her the strength to realize her dream of wiping out all the humans she hated.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption about Yae Sakura.
I am the dark harbinger of your death, humans. I am the nightmare in all mortals that exist in this plane of existence. I am the 12th Herrscher who seeks revenge upon your inferior kond. I am your living nightmare. Your greatest fear. I am YOUR DEMISE!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption.
Do you want to come along too? Doing things on a whim will make you feel really good, you know?
~ Herrscher of the Corruption inviting Kallen to join her.
Corruption: I'll let you off this time on behalf of Sakura, she likes you a lot, you see.
Corruption: If I'm not going to kill you then at least I should do something else... Of course I am going to destroy everything you love and want to protect! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption speaking to Kallen Kaslana.
Evil? I? You hurt me like that. What's so wrong killing humans? Why it's so bad making them suffer? Why it's so bad to crush their children like bugs? Why it's so wrong to cut their head off while they are alive? Why it's so wrong to make them suffer right in front of their children and lovers? They are toys! Toys! Get it right.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption showing her psychopathy.
Do you still resist me? Girl. Well, nevermind. If I kill you with Sakura's hands I can sever away Sakura's lingering attachments. Just then her body will be mine!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption threatening to kill Kallen.
You are too gullible, Kallen Kaslana. Are you still clinging to your childish delusions even at this point? Don't you get it?! The one who pushed Yae Sakura to the brink of despair again... was you, Kallen Kaslana!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption blaming Kallen for turning Sakura in a bad person.
Four years ago, she had lost her beloved sister. And endured four years of loneliness and hardship... And she finally met you. Someone who was unrelated to the village and found warmth again. She thought she had finally found her own beacon of light. But that light chose to shine on others instead. In many dreams, she had dreamt of making you belong to her only. This is beautiful, right?
~ Herrscher of the Corruption explaining Sakura's backstory.
Miko-sama, you see the shadow of your little sister in this girl, am I right? But please remember... protect the village is your duty. This little girl is your last hope? Haha. After I destroy her, Sakura, soon... you will be all mine.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption as Yae's father.
Do you really want me to kill another child? I can do the same million times until you beg to me to stop!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption.
You are already out of time. The ritual will begin now!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption to Theresa.
Why I'm spreading so much pain? If they had the chance to make me suffer again, they would do it again. So I'll go beyond them and deliver in pain a thousand times worse. So why not?
~ Herrscher of the Corruption.
Finally! Once our offering is sacrificed, Yae Sakura's body and soul will be mine! Heh. Your feet have been severed, you can't even move anymore. What do you think you can do. In this dimension, you're nothing but a little girl.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption about to start the ritual.
Let me tell you a little secret. If your spirit die in this dimension, your body in the real world will die along with it.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption to Theresa.
I've lived for many millennia and I watched the rise and fall of different eras and nations. Humans always say they don't like hate and evil but they still causes conflict to find peace. All evil will wipe out all living beings. And when I finish here? I'm just going to do it somewhere else...
~ Herrscher of the Corruption.
Killing may not stop nothing, but seeing your body rotting on the floor will bring a smile to my face.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption to Raiden Mei.
If you want a picture of your future, imagine a me ripping out your guts.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption.
Work for the Gods. Sacrifice for the Gods. This is a miko's duty. And I the God of your stupid race known as human! Now. KILL HER!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption ordering Sakura to sacrifice Theresa.
Are you still praying for the dead villagers? This place is so unfortunate... unfortunate indeed. Do you wish to protect this village? Isn't it obvious? The only thing you have to do to protect this village is to offer provide offering to the Gods as you once did!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption tormenting Sakura.
Let me bestow my tusks upon you! Let me bestow my blade upon you! Let me bestow my darkness upon you!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption to her vessels.
What, did you think I consider humans as ants? No. For me. They are not even living things.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption to Sakura.
I'm so happy. You finally recognized me! And to think it was you who personally sealed me into that box half a year ago... it's all thanks to this Sakura girl that I could break open the seal of the box and continue with my mission of cleansing this world of filth.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption controlling Sakura's body.
Don't think you will die quickly. You will suffer so I can make Sakura watch cry and despair!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption to Kellan.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption, after taking over another host.
I'll use your deaths to celebrate my revival!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption after taking over Theresa's body.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption.
Hah! I can feel Houkai beast body composition mixed in this vessel. Insignificant humans dared to touch the realm of Gods? Even better, I'll be able to use all my strength now!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption.
I'll use your deaths to celebrate my revival!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption after taking over another host.
Unforgivable! You opposed me all this time, but what can you do with the mere strength of a human? Let me say it once more! You are powerless before me! Watch closely and despair! You shall never be reunited with this girl again!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption before devouring Yae Sakura.
All you had to do was to stay in my body and live an eternal dream! Why! Why do you resist?! Fine... If you want to die, I shall grant your wish! It's time for you to burn to ashes!
~ Herrscher of the Corruption after taking over another host.
~ Herrscher of the Corruption's last words before being sealed for the third time.


Hosts - "Allies"

  • Yae Sakura and Higyokumaru, the two vessels of the 12th Herrscher, forgiving each other.

    Yae Sakura (current)
  • Higyokumaru (formerly)
  • Eleanor Schariac (fragmental control)


  • Kallen Kaslana
  • Theresa Apocalypse (temporary vessel of the modern era)
  • Bronya Zaychik
  • Kiana Kaslana (K-423)
  • Raiden Mei
  • The Captain
  • Otto Apocalypse
  • Great Overseer of Schicksal
  • Professor Mei

List of Victims

Victims of the Herrscher of the Corruption
  • Officers of Fire Moth being transformed into zombies by the 12th Herrscher.

    1000+ Fire Moth officers and scientists ✞
  • Dozens of Fire Moth military ✞
  • Higokumaru (tormented and brainwashed vessel)
  • Yae Sakura (tormented and brainwashed vessel)
  • Professor Mei (attempted murder)
  • 4,000,000,000 humans ✞ (via nuclear missiles)
  • 10,000 humans ✞ (via nuclear radiation)
  • 200,000,000 humans ✞ (via bubonic plague during the outbreak of Black Death)
  • 50,000 Shicksal scientists and doctors ✞ (via bubonic plague during the outbreak of Black Death)
  • Eleanor Schariac ✞ (fused with the 12th Herrscher crystal and  brainwashed vessel; killed by Otto Apocalypse)
  • Kallen Kaslana (attempted murder)
  • Otto Apocalypse (attempted murder)
  • Shicksal's Bishop (attempted murder)
  • Hundreds of European civilians ✞ (via human experiments with the Purple Box)
  • Hundreds of children and infants from Yae Villagers ✞ (via human sacrifices)
  • Yae Rin ✞ (countless human sacrifices in the Stigmata World)
  • Unnamed Villager Woman ✞ (devoured by Hellmaru after offering her child as a sacrifice)
  • Theresa Apocalypse (attempted murder)
  • Bronya Zaychik (attempted murder)
  • Kiana Kaslana - K-423 (attempted murder)
  • Raiden Mei (physical abuse and attempted murder)



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  • Higyokumaru and Sakura both share a fox-like motif, which is why Herrscher of the Corruption took the form a Nine-Tailed Fox as her primary form once she arrived in Japan.
  • Higyokumaru's first half of her name "Higyoku" or "Higoku" means "crimson jade", a reference to her red colour. "maru" is a name suffix for young boys, it suggests that Higyokumaru is a tomboy.
  • Sakura doesn't have Herrscher Core inside, just stigmata of the Herrscher of the Corruption only but she was a suitable vessel for her Herrscher, something that happens rarely.
  • In-universe, she is easily considered to be one of the most evil Houkai entity to have ever existed alongside the Herrscher of the Void and Houkai God who happens to be the Herrscher of the Void of the Old World.
  • The sacrifice rituals of children started by the Yae Village was heavily based in the sacrifice rituals of children in the name of the demon Moloch in the ancient times. Rabbinical tradition depicted Moloch as a bronze statue heated with fire into which the victims were thrown. This has been associated with reports by Greco-Roman authors on the child sacrifices in Carthage to Baal Hammon, especially since archaeological excavations since the 1920s have produced evidence for child sacrifice in Carthage as well as inscriptions including the term MLK, either a theonym or a technical term associated with sacrifice. In interpretatio graeca, the Phoenician god was identified with Cronus, due to the parallel mytheme of Cronus devouring his children. The Herrscher of the Corruption had the Yae Village sacrifice children in her name for power while "blessing" their village so she could keep with tha facade of being a God.
  • In the world of Honkai Impact 3rd, the Herrscher of the Corruption ignited the Black Death in 1470 while in the real world the Black Death broke out in 1347 to 1351.
  • The 12th Herrscher is the only known Herrscher who uses a katana as her weapon of choice. At the same time, it's the only Herrscher associated to the Japanese culture.
  • The Herrscher of the Corruption is the character with the third largest body count ever, with the total of 4 billions or more. Aside from that, it's the only Herrscher who had a more personal body count instead of committing disaster of large scale. While in Yae village, the Herrscher controlled Sakura and killed hundreds of children and infants with a single katana.
  • One of Sakura's skin, Moshinsou Memento is actually a character from an in universe video game called "Kallen Fantasy VII" made by Otto Entertainment. There, she's described as a runaway failed experiment who goes on a rampage until she meets Kallen.
  • The Herrscher of the Corruption is the only non-human Herrscher there is while many others started as humans. Herrscher of the Void for example is represented with human appearance while Herrscher of the Corruption is represented as a fox-demonic creature.
  • Like many others character, the Herrscher of the Corruption (both vessel and fox form) were underwent to a character re-design at the launch of Honkai Impact 3rd. Yae Sakura for example had her length of her ears reduced and had her tail removed while Hellmaru is way bigger and possess many japanese accessories.
  • In Honkai Impact 3rd, Sakura doesn't have a tail due to technical difficulties, unlike her first version of Houkai Gakuen 2 where she possess one.
  • The name "Sakura" literally means "cherry blossom" (桜), a flower which is cherished in Japan due to its beauty and its almost tragically short life span (cherry blossoms have historically been associated with the samurai). It also serves as the national flower for the nation of Japan.
  • In her new form, Corruption becomes a Kitsune. Kitsune is the Japanese word for the fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing paranormal abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shapeshift into human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives. Foxes and humans lived close together in ancient Japan; this companionship gave rise to legends about the creatures. Kitsune have become closely associated with Inari, a Shinto kami or spirit, and serve as its messengers. This role has reinforced the fox's supernatural significance. The more tails a kitsune has—they may have as many as nine—the older, wiser, and more powerful it is. Because of their potential power and influence, some people make sacrifices to them as to a deity. Conversely foxes were often seen as "witch animals", especially during the superstitious Edo period (1603–1867), and were goblins who could not be trusted (similar to some badgers and cats).
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, the titular mecha of the series of the same name.

    The 12th Herrscher is the only Herrscher who has an animal-motif.
  • Her Jizo Mitami Samurai form is oddly similar to many mechas of the popular Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann anime series that served as base to many other mecha animes and parodies in countless fictional works. At the same time, the legless samurai is very similar to Susanoo from Naruto franchise that is a gigantic, humanoid avatar made of the Rinnegan user's chakra which surrounds them and fights on their behalf. It is the strongest ability available to those who have awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan in both eyes. In Naruto, Sasuke Uchiha and Madara Uchiha are one of the few people who can summon the Susanoo avatar.
  • The Herrscher of the Corruption is the first villain of the franchise to have originated in the manhua while all others made their debut in the games.

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