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Mizou Yukuhashi
Mizou Yukuhashi
Alias Rabbit Labyrinth
Passive
Age 17
Blood Type AB
Mentality Abnormal
Academia
School Hakoniwa Academy
Year Senior
Class Class 13
Previous Affiliation Thirteen Party
Previous Position Boss of the Twelfth Floor
Primary Skill
Abnormality Reading Minds
Media
Manga Debut Volume 3, Chapter 22
Anime Debut Episode 6
Japanese Voice Kana Asumi
English Voice Margaret McDonald
Image Gallery

Mizou Yukuhashi (行橋 未造, Yukuhashi Mizou) is a former senior of Class 13 and a former member of the Flask Plan's Thirteen Party. Yukuhashi's project name is Rabbit Labyrinth (狭き門, Rabbito Rabirinsu).

Personality

Like Oudo Miyakonojou, Yukuhashi really likes other people who are like them.[1] According to Youka Naze, Yukuhashi always stays with Oudo.[2] Yukuhashi isn't interested in the Flask Plan at all, and is just fascinated with Oudo. Yukuhashi's interest in Medaka Kurokami is merely an extension of this; Yukuhashi wishes to use Medaka as a measuring stick to calculate just how amazing Oudo himself is.[3] However, Yukuhashi does not consider Oudo a friend, instead believing that friends can only be made between individuals standing on equal ground.[4] Due to Reading Minds, Yukuhashi is a talented manipulator, using words to throw opponents off balance.[5] However, Reading Minds also make Yukuhashi highly empathetic; because Yukuhashi can understand the pain of others so well, Mogana Kikaijima considers Yukuhashi the kindest person in the world.[6]

Appearance

Yukuhashi is very short, and has white hair and green eyes. Yukuhashi carries a large brown backpack that contains knockout gas. Yukuhashi wears a light yellow mask that serves as both a gas mask,[7] and as a focus for Reading Minds.[8] Yukuhashi wears a white jacket with dark red pants, as well as a long red scarf and light brown gloves. When the Thirteen Party arrives in the Shiranui Village, Yukuhashi is wearing a light pink jacket. Ten years later, Yukuhashi wears a lab coat. Yukuhashi's gender has not been revealed.

Before meeting Oudo, Yukuhashi wore a white sweatshirt with a yellow scarf, as well as black pants and shoes.

History

While younger, Yukuhashi was tormented by the thoughts of others, Reading Minds even picking up the currents of radios and cell phones. Instead of breaking however, Yukuhashi's mind just slowly decayed. Upon meeting Oudo for the first time however, Yukuhashi's world went silent. Oudo's Abnormality cancelled out Yukuhashi's, and the pair became inseparable from then onwards.[9]

Plot

Thirteen Party Arc

Hakama and six members of the Thirteen Party
Yukuhashi and five other members of the Thirteen Party.
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After Medaka leaves Hakama Shiranui's office, Yukuhashi and five other members of the Thirteen Party make their presence known.[10] Questioned by Hakama of their opinions of Medaka, Yukuhashi states she is fine as long as they have thirteen people, as Yukuhashi and Oudo are the only ones who are essential for the Flask Plan to continue.[11] As Hakama details the history of the Flask Plan, culminating with his belief that the project has reached the final step with the present incarnation of the Thirteen Party, Yukuhashi listens on without comment.[12]

Yukuhashi restrains Zenkichi
Yukuhashi restrains Zenkichi.
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Yukuhashi steps out from behind a tree and explains Oudo's Abnormality to Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, telling him not to resist. Yukuhashi explains that Oudo believes everyone in the world is his servant, and that Zenkichi would be better off just to submit. Yukuhashi then points out to Oudo that Medaka is standing behind him, mimicking his pose. Yukuhashi watches Oudo's confrontation with Medaka silently.[13] When an outraged Zenkichi lunges at Oudo, Yukuhashi retrains him before his attack can connect. When Oudo questions what Yukuhashi is doing, Yukuhashi replies that he is stopping Oudo from killing his subject.[14] As Oudo leaves, Yukuhashi makes to follow him, telling Zenkichi that whether or not they get involved in the Flask Plan, they won't be able to have a normal high school life anymore now that Oudo has set his eyes on them.[15]

Yukuhashi enters the fray
Yukuhashi enters the fray.
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Oudo expresses his disappointment to Yukuhashi that Medaka was defeated by the likes of Naze. Yukuhashi remarks that Naze used underhanded tactics to win, and that her new theory is interesting; if correct, everything the Flask Plan has done prior has been a waste of time. Yukuhashi tells Oudo that Naze is foaming at the mouth to see what will happen if a new mind is interested into the blank slate that is currently Medaka. Oudo tells Yukuhashi that the brainwashing will take thirty minutes, and that the entire party should focus on protecting him in the meantime. Yukuhashi decides to join the fighting as well, and tells Oudo that he wears a mask used for trickery, unlike Naze who hides her face with a veil.[16]

Yukuhashi and Kikaijima
Yukuhashi and Kikaijima.
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Yukuhashi takes on a disguises alike Medaka, and lies in wait for the Student Council on the twelfth floor. Yukuhashi tells the Student Council a fabrication of how "Medaka" escaped Oudo, then asks to borrow Zenkichi's jacket, being uncomfortable naked. This act however exposes Yukuhashi, and Zenkichi throws a kick. Yukuhashi dodges, and discards the disguise. Yukuhashi makes an introduction to the Student Council, and then admits to being uninterested in the Flask Plan, and is only participating to observe Oudo. Yukuhashi and Maguro Kurokami discuss how amazing Oudo is, with Yukuhashi reminding Maguro that even he was enthralled by Oudo as his former partner. Yukuhashi claims to see Medaka as nothing but a measuring stick by which to compare Oudo. After listening to Yukuhashi, Zenkichi moves to attack, but he and the others collapse due to Yukuhashi's knockout gas. Yukuhashi chides the unconscious Student Council for not assuming the mask was a gas mask. Yukuhashi then tells them that when they wake up, they can see Medaka again, though by that point she won't be the same person they remember. Yukuhashi does not leave immediately however, as the only uninjured member of the group gets to her feet: Kikaijima.[17]

Yukuhashi deflects Kikaijima's attack
Yukuhashi deflects Kikaijima's attack.
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Yukuhashi interprets Kikaijima's thoughts from her emotions using his Abnormality, Reading Minds. Not having a defensive strategy prepared, Yukuhashi decides to goad Kikaijima into breathing in the knockout gas. Though Yukuhashi's taunt works, Kikaijima sends Yukuhashi flying with her sound cannon. Yukuhashi is pleased when Kikaijima collapses, seemingly unconscious, but is shocked when she awakens herself by ripping off a nail. Yukuhashi asks Kikaijima why she is fighting so hard for Medaka, who was formerly her enemy. When Kikaijima attacks using shards of glass, Yukuhashi easily interprets her strategy and deflects the projectiles. Yukuhashi encourages Kikaijima to take a breath, noting that most people would have suffocated already in her situation. Yukuhashi tells Kikaijima that a person cannot be friends with someone standing on different levels from them; just as Yukuhashi does not consider Oudo a friend, Kikaijima should not consider Medaka a friend. After Kikaijima rejects the argument and rips off four more nails, Yukuhashi decides to stop trying to reason with her.[18]

Yukuhashi loses the will to fight
Yukuhashi loses the will to fight.
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When Kikaijima claims she has a plan, Yukuhashi tries to convince her to give up, inwardly nervous as her jumbled thoughts are impossible to read. When Kikaijima takes in a deep breath, Yukuhashi finds she has not yet decided between her Hyper Soprano and Voice Canon; she ultimately uses them simultaneously, and aims for the light fixtures, bringing down a rain of glass. Seeing what she is planning, Yukuhashi begs her to stop;[19] though able to dodge the glass, the pain Kikaijima's feels from her own wounds are enough to cause Yukuhashi to collapse. Hearing Kikaijima's impassioned plea to let the Student Council save Medaka, Yukuhashi is moved by her words, and loses the desire to fight. Yukuhashi is surprised when Oudo appears.[20] Chided by Oudo for being influenced by the enemy, Yukuhashi apologizes and asks after Medaka. Yukuhashi is amazed to hear that Oudo has already finished brainwashing her.[21] Yukuhashi is told to back up by Oudo, so that Kikaijima's pain does not get transmitted.[22] Yukuhashi stands by as Maguro explains Oudo's Abnormality.[23] Yukuhashi is amused by Zenkichi's indignation, pointing out that Zenkichi is the one who opposes what Medaka does the most.[24] Yukuhashi listens as Medaka II states her intention to join the Flask Plan.[25] Yukuhashi makes no comment as Medaka II hands herself over to the care of Thirteen Party.[26] Yukuhashi watches on as Zenkichi and Medaka II fight.[27] Yukuhashi is shocked when Medaka II punches Zenkichi in the throat. Yukuhashi says nothing when Maguro agrees to rejoin the Flask Plan.[28] Yukuhashi is horrified when Medaka II tries to brainwash herself.[29]

A collapsed Yukuhashi
A collapsed Yukuhashi.
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Yukuhashi listens on as Medaka declares her intent to rid the school of the Flask Plan.[30] Yukuhashi follows Oudo down to the thirteenth floor, asking him what he intends to do now that Medaka can counter his Weighted Words. Yukuhashi takes off the mask, and explains that Oudo is the only one who can control all of the Flask Plan's computers; Oudo could be considered the trademark of the Flask Plan. Yukuhashi admits that were Oudo to be defeated, at the very least, the Flask Plan would come to a temporary halt.[31] Yukuhashi listens without comment as Medaka tells the remaining members of the Thirteen Party that it is impossible to create a perfect human.[32] Yukuhashi collapses when Oudo pierces Koga's heart, the pain from her injury be transmitted directly to Yukuhashi as well.[33] A semiconscious Yukuhashi is surprised to see Oudo bow to Medaka.[34] Yukuhashi talks to Kikaijima after the fighting is over. Oudo carries Yukuhashi on his back when they all gather in the elevator. Oudo apologizes, though Yukuhashi does not know what he is apologizing for.[35]

Kumagawa Incident Arc

Yukuhashi is disturbed to see Misogi Kumagawa, finding that Kumagawa's mind is unreadable.[36] Yukuhashi stands by as Kumagawa addresses the group.[37] After encountering Medaka, Yukuhashi and Oudo each turn in drop out letters to the board of directors. Despite being the vital, core members of the almost completed Flask Plan, their withdrawals were accepted quite readily.[38] On August twenty-second, Yukuhashi is among Medaka's former enemies who show up to cheer for her during the President's Battle.[39] Yukuhashi cheers for Medaka with her victory.[40]

Kurokami Medaka's Successor Arc

Unknown Shiranui Arc

Oudo and Yukuhashi's joint attack
Oudo and Yukuhashi's joint attack.
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At the Shiranui Village, the Thirteen Party's Front Six are introduced by Oudo.[41] After the others make their attacks, Yukuhashi and Oudo use their Abnormalities in tandem to fire of a massive wave of electricity at Iihiko Shishime. Yukuhashi stands back as Oudo converses with Medaka.[42] When Iihiko is knocked off the mountain by an armored truck, Yukuhashi joins the others in making their escape.[43][44] Back at the academy, Yukuhashi watches over the comatose Zenkichi and Kumagawa with Oudo.[45]

Bouquet Toss To The Future Arc

The entirety of the Thirteen Party await Medaka in Class 13's homeroom, to challenge her as part of the 100 Flowers Run.[46] Yukuhashi's message to Medaka is that the world is bigger than she thinks.[47]

Epilogue Arc

Ten years later, Yukuhashi and Oudo work in the energy development department of the Flask Plan.[48] Yukuhashi can no longer use Reading Minds.[49]

Abilities

Shape Shifting: Yukuhashi is a skilled illusionist, creating a guise of Medaka that fooled the Student Council. However, because Yukuhashi did not have long to prepare, the personality could not be perfected, and Zenkichi realized the trick when the disguised Yukuhashi asked for some clothes.[50] Yukuhashi's ability to transform seems to be derived from his outstanding empathy for others; it is similar in concept to the Metonymy User Kakegae Yuzuriha's style.[51]

Abnormality

Reading Minds (人の心を読む, Hito no Kokoro wo Yomu): Yukuhashi can read people's minds, or to be exact, can read their emotions. Yukuhashi can receive the electrical signals both machines and people release. Yukuhashi's Abnormality is more like a transceiver than actual telepathy. However, just being able to read minds does not make Yukuhashi a fighter.[52] Also, Yukuhashi cannot read impulsive actions.[53] Because Yukuhashi can read everything, even the most minute of intentions, one of the weakness of Reading Minds is that Yukuhashi needs time to filter through everything. Also, if the opponent is in poor condition their fatigue and other problems make the process even more difficult for Yukuhashi.[54] Lastly, being able to read minds means Yukuhashi also feels other people's pain; depending how in tune with the situation Yukuhashi is, Yukuhashi may even end up feeling more pain.[55] However, Yukuhashi considers the biggest weakness of Reading Minds to be that, upon realizing the other person's true feelings, Yukuhashi will sympathize with them and lose the will to fight.[56] In tandem with Oudo, the two can combine their Abnormalities to simulate a perfect emitter, and fire a large wave of electricity at a target.[57]

Differences Between Anime and Manga

In the anime, Yukuhashi is seen standing with five other members of the Thirteen Party atop the clock tower while Medaka is hospitalized.[58]

Trivia

  • When translated from kanji, Rabbit Labyrinth means Tight Gate.
  • When translated from kanji, Passive (受信, Passhibu) means Reception.
  • Yukuhashi was voted the fourteenth most popular character in the series in the first popularity poll with 139 votes.

References

  1. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 25, page 15
  2. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 44, page 13
  3. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 46, pages 15-17
  4. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 47, pages 16-17
  5. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 47, page 5
  6. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 48, pages 13-15
  7. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 46, page 18
  8. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 47, page 15
  9. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 48, pages 1-6
  10. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 22, pages 12-13
  11. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 22, page 16
  12. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 23, pages 1-3
  13. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 25, pages 6-7
  14. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 25, pages 12-13
  15. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 25, page 15
  16. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 45, pages 8-12
  17. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 46, pages 11-19
  18. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 47, pages 3-19
  19. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 48, pages 7-10
  20. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 48, pages 12-16
  21. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 48, pages 18-19
  22. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 49, page 6
  23. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 49, page 13
  24. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 49, page 17
  25. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 50, page 5
  26. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 50, page 9
  27. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 51, page 4
  28. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 52, pages 4-5
  29. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 52, pages 10-11
  30. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 53, page 1
  31. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 53, pages 3-8
  32. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 53, pages 10-11
  33. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 53, page 18
  34. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 55, page 8
  35. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 55, pages 11-13
  36. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 56, page 5
  37. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 56, pages 15-16
  38. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 58, page 2
  39. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 91, pages 9-11
  40. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 92, page 2
  41. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 165, pages 2-3
  42. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 165, pages 10-14
  43. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 165, page 16
  44. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 165, page 21
  45. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 166, page 1
  46. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 188, pages 6-7
  47. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 190, pages 2-3
  48. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 191, page 10
  49. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 192, page 6
  50. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 46, page 14
  51. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 182, page 8
  52. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 47, pages 4-5
  53. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 47, page 8
  54. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 48, page 7
  55. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 48, pages 12-13
  56. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 48, page 15
  57. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 165, pages 10-11
  58. Medaka Box anime; Episode 12

Navigation

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Coordinators
Najimi AjimuHakama Shiranui
Thirteen Party
Oudo MiyakonojouMizou YukuhashiYouka NazeItami KogaKei MunakataShigusa Takachiho
Plus Six
Gunki ItoshimaOtome YunomaeHamaya HyakuchouYutori ChikuzenYamami TsurumisakiShoko Kamimine
Former Members
Myouri UnzenMaguro Kurokami
Other Class 13 Students
Medaka KurokamiMyouga UnzenGaraharu UshibukaRoyal HiradoKenri NoogataSanou TsushimaUnou TsushimaKuudou HinokageTokemichi ChoujabaruGorgeous Hirado
Class -13
Misogi KumagawaHansode ShiranuiMukae EmukaeGagamaru ChougasakiShibuki ShibushiShikiri Mukueda
True Flask Plan
Zenkichi HitoyoshiHanten ShiranuiHansode ShiranuiKei MunakataYouka NazeMaguro KurokamiMukae EmukaeKamome Tsurubami
Sanitized Flask Plan
Kudaki Torai

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