Tenma

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(てん) ()
Tenma
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Species

Tengu

Abilities

Unknown

Occupation

Chief of the Tengu

Location

Youkai Mountain

Appearances
Official Games
Print Works

Perfect Memento in Strict Sense (Mentioned in article)

Tenma (天魔) is an enigmatic character, only known to be the chief of the tengu on the Youkai Mountain. They were first mentioned as the Tengu boss in the Tengu section of Perfect Memento in Strict Sense.

Concept

Name

The first character of Tenma, Ten () means "heaven" and the second, ma () means "demon".

When the Hindi god Māra was adapted to Japanese Buddhism, it was translated as "天魔" (temma), the abbreviation form of "第六天魔王 (dai-roku temma-ou) — ra (), the king () of the sixth dimension of god's living (第六天), which is the top dimension of the desire world. He was originally a Buddhist god, but Japanese people have had him identified with tengu, so he was commonly seen to be the boss of tengu.


Tenma is sometimes confused with the term "great tengu" who are a management type of tengu (see Perfect Memento in Strict Sense: Tengu).

Story

Mountain of Faith

In Mountain of Faith, the great tengu (management types, not to be confused with the boss tengu, Tenma) receives a report from Momiji about intruders on the mountain and sends her and Aya to investigate. After discovering that they weren't hostile, Tenma and the Mountain God (presumably Kanako) decided to pursue friendly relations, though the full details of the discussion were kept secret.

Relationships

Aya Shameimaru (subordinate)
Hatate Himekaidou (subordinate)
Momiji Inubashiri (subordinate)
Megumu Iizunamaru (subordinate)

Fandom

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