This is the end of the Oboro Clan. Hahahahahaha!
~ Benisuzume before start attacking both Hotsuma and Kagari Ubusuna.
The fun has just begun. Hahahahaha!
~ Benisuzume

Benisuzume is one of the Four Hellspawn Lords and a villainess in the 2002 video game, Shinobi. She is the only female Hellspawn Lord.


She appears to be a giant moth with the face and upper body of a geisha, although her face is simply a mask which depicts a smiling woman. Her huge wings also have somewhat a frightning appearance; they have seething flames in the wings' black background, red and black circles, and on the upper parts of the wings's red background are skulls of demons and faces of the screaming dead.

Benisuzume's Malice

She and her other fellow three Hellspawn Lords were summoned by Hiruko Ubusuna and they aided him in trying to bring the mortal world to its knees. She and the other Hellspawn Lords were defeated by the Oboro Clan of ninjas who fought them and stopped their invasion yers ago.

After her return to the mordern-day human world, Benizume began her merciless attack on the Oboro clan at their home village in Japan. She lures Hotsuma into one of her traps with the illusion of a sleeping Kargari Ubusuna while she keeping prisoner the real Kagari, the descendant of Hiroku Ubusuna himself. She was the second Hellspawn Lord to be defeated, but instead of letting Hotsuma finish her off, she decided to blow herself up in a final attempt to kill him.

Powers and Abilities



Benisuzume, as a Hellspawn Lord, possesses vast magical powers and absolute cunning which makes her a very dangerous foe. She is capable of producing and maniplutaing fire to burn away everything in her path.

She can disappear and reappear at will in the form of her flying magical Hellspawn "children" called Nyokanga which she also summons at her command as well as use in her eleborate illusions to deceive her prey.

She is capable of creating illusions with her magic to lie and trap her victims as they are being lured towards their doom for even her sadistic pleasure.



  • Benisuzume's name contains the kanji 紅 (crimson) and 雀 (sparrow). Together, they mean "Red Munia", which is a red colored bird local to Asia. This is likely referencing Benisuzume's physical appearance as it is similar in coloration to the Red Munia. It also is likely in reference to the fact that this is an aerial Hellspawn.