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Kazan Yamaoka, better known as The Oni, is one of the playable killers in Dead by Daylight. He is the vengeful spirit of a samurai warrior and the ancestor of Rin Yamaoka.


Kazan was a Samurai who sought to outshine his father by ending what he called "impostor samurai" (farmers and other peasants who would pose as samurai), ignoring both his father and the samurai code he had been taught. He began going from village to village, murdering anyone who he deemed a fake samurai, killing them brutally. Monks believed he was possessed by a dark force, while the lord of one town cursed Kazan by calling him Oni-Yamaoka. An enraged Kazan made for the lord's town, on the way butchering anyone who would dare call him Oni-Yamaoka. On his way, he encountered a samurai warrior standing in his path that had been sent by the lord. Kazan proceeded to brutally kill the samurai only to remove his mask and see his father. Now furious at this and the fact he allowed his father's armor to be stolen, Kazan arrived at the lord's town, killed his samurai, and brutally murdered him. However, as Kazan exited the Lord's home, he was ambushed by the angered townspeople, who proceeded to lynch Kazan and dragged his body to a nearby stone mill. When they returned later, the mill was filled with a strange black mist and Kazan's body was nowhere to be found.

Powers and Abilities

  • Swordsmanship: Kazan is a fierce user of the katana.
  • Superhuman Strength/Speed: He can reach across locations at a superb speed. His strength is proven deadly as he can destroy walls and brutally beat his enemies with his bare hands.
  • Intimidation: Yamaoka's violent temper and ego spread fear across his native land and the land of his enemies. He was known to humiliate his people and enemy warriors alike in the worst ways imaginable.


Kazan has a muscular build with dark gray skin. He wears traditional Samurai armor with a Japanese Oni mask with pale white hair. When enraged, his eyes and certain parts of his armor glow red.



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Original Killers
The Trapper | The Wraith | The Hillbilly | The Nurse | The Hag | The Doctor | The Huntress | The Clown | The Spirit | The Legion (Frank Morrison, Julie Kostenko, Joey, Susie) | The Plague | The Oni | The Deathslinger | The Blight | The Twins | The Trickster

Guest Killers
Michael Myers | Leatherface | Freddy Krueger | Amanda Young | Danny Johnson/Ghostface | Demogorgon | Pyramid Head | Nemesis T-Type | Pinhead

The Entity | Archie MacMillan | A. Azarov | Otto Stamper | Mr. Yamaoka | Henry Bayshore | Drayton Sawyer | Nubbins Sawyer | John Kramer | James Sunderland | Maria | Look-See | The Birch | Mordeo | Chatterer