Yukino Houjou
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Date of Birth

July 14, 1169

Gender

Female

Blood Type

O

Height

122cm

Grade

Registered as Special Course student

Gate

Gate of Ice and Snow

Yukino Houjou is the oldest Gate Keeper in Japan, having been born in 1169.

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Yukino has stopped aging and appears in the year 1969 as a young girl in a white kimono (and again in Gate Keepers 21 without any trace of aging). Like her name suggests, Yukino commands the Gate of Ice and Snow, being able to summon blizzards and hail. She also has a pet ermine Hisame which she keeps with her. She also has the power of Teleportaton, which only the most powerful Gatekeepers attain.

Background[edit | edit source]

Yukino is one of the oldest and most powerful Gate Keepers in Japan. Yukino became friends with Shun Ukiya and Ruriko Ikusawa after they helped her escape from a distortion in space which she had somehow become trapped in with Shun.

Yukino refers the distorted, icy world as a place where the flow of time has stopped. It may be a chamber or prison of her own design, reflective of her current, dejected emotion and desire not to interact with the living world. Yukino does not seek human contact because "people always disappear" (when they die) and she will be left alone again due to her agelessness.

With a rousing pep talk from Shun to live in the present and hope from Ruriko's Gate of Life, the icy realm begins to shatter and Shun is able to return them both to reality.

After that day Yukino came to help the A.E.G.I.S. members because she was felt her past was similar to the relationship between Ruriko and Shun. In Tokyo, despite not being an official member herself. Their she made friends with Shun's younger sister Saemi Ukiya.

After the final battle against Reiji Kageyama, Yukino remains close friends with Saemi. However, they become more distant as Saemi becomes older until one day where Yukino says good bye. She is not seen in Tokyo for many years, until spotted by Ukiya Shun in 1985.

In 2001, Yukino appears to Ayane Isuzu (Ukiya) and Miu Manazuru to help the new A.E.G.I.S. members. She later battled the Ghost Girl and died while trying to protect Miu. After the Ghost Girls Minus Gate restored all that had been lost in the final confrontation, Hisame was last seen leaping into the arms of an unknown girl (which seems to indicate that Yukino was restored along with the rest of Ghost Girls victims).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It's never outright confirmed whether or not Yukino was restored to life after the Ghost Girl's final assault in Gatekeepers 21, only insinuated.
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