Saki Kurokama in Wily Beast and Weakest Creature
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Having unmatched leg strength
Matriarch of the Keiga Family
"Your power, swiftness, bravery and knowledge in facing down danmaku... All in perfect balance! I-I'm moved!"
- — Saki Kurokoma (Wily Beast and Weakest Creature Extra Stage)
Saki Kurokoma (驪駒 早鬼 Kurokoma Saki) is the extra boss of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature. She runs the Keiga Family, a major organization of beast spirits in the Animal Realm of hell.
Saki first appears as the extra boss of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature and is the leader of the wolf spirits. In terms of height, she is shorter than she looks, and she's mindful enough of this fact to always stand in an imposing manner, wings outstretched, to make herself look bigger.
Saki has a casual (but not rude) personality. As the leader of the wolf spirits, she is as her underlings: strong physically but not very smart. She was quite pumped to fight the heroine. She also respects others' strength even if they are an enemy, like Keiki Haniyasushin or Yachie Kicchou. In Wily Beast and Weakest Creature' s Extra Stage, she even asks the heroines if they wanted to join them after being surprised at their strength or fight again. She is quite ambitious and does not hesitate to act, quickly planning on conquering hell and the surface when seeing a chance to.
- Ability to have unmatched leg strength
While not directly stated, most of her spell cards seemingly correspond to her ability. Especially the "Agile Skill" spell cards.
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Saki is based on Kai-no-Kurokoma (甲斐の黒駒, lit. Black-coated Horse from Kai), a legendary horse said to be owned and cherished by Prince Shoutoku that could fly through the sky. It was a horse that Shoutoku rode to various localities to spread the word of Buddhism. It was also said the Prince often rode this horse to Ikaruga (Hōryū-ji) and that the horse had miraculous powers on top of the ability to fly.
Her full name is Saki Kurokoma (早鬼 驪駒). Her first name, Saki (早鬼), roughly translates to "speed demon", which might be a reference to her ability. The 鬼 character also appears in the Japanese title of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature (鬼形獣).
Kurokoma is inspired by Kurokoma (黒駒), a legendary horse owned by Prince Shoutoku said to be able to fly in the air, though the kanji used for her last name is different. First character means black horse (驪 kuro) and the second means horse (駒 koma).
Saki has red eyes and black hair. She has black wings and a black horse tail. Her outfit is reminiscent of cowboys, where she wears a brown cowboy hat, a light turquoise bandanna, and two diagonal-plaid patterned clothes, one light blue and the lower pale pink. She also wears brown boots.
- Wily Beast and Weakest Creature
She teamed up with the other groups to stage the Hell invasion to overthrow Keiki Haniyasushin. In the extra stage, she once again invades Hell after hearing of Keiki's defeat and plans to do the same to the surface world, this time to try and take them over for herself.
Saki gets along very poorly with both Yachie and Keiki, but respects their strength.
Given the legend that Saki was the horse of Prince Shoutoku, which is Toyosatomimi no Miko's former name, there is a high likelihood that the pair of them know each other, although this is not yet confirmed.
Judging by the dialogue of the Extra Stages in the eagle spirit scenarios, it is suspected that Saki loathes Yuuma more so than Yachie and Keiki, saying that Toutetsu "is the worst".
- Saki appears on the jewel case of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature along with Yachie Kicchou and Keiki Haniyasushin.
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