|“||"With your death, so dies the Oboro bloodline"||„|
|~ Aomizuchi to Hotsuma|
Aomizuchi (in Japanese: 蒼蛟龍) is one of the Four Hellspawn Lords and a villain in the 2002 videogame Shinobi.
Aomizuchi's name contains the kanji 蒼(blue) and 蛟龍 (mizuchi) which is a dragon like Japanese mythological beast that is said to ascend to the heavens through rain.
His true form is a demonic jade-green dragon, though a partial form of his true self is revealed when he continuously possessed Moritsune.
As the Hellspawn Lord of the Heavens, Aomizuchi is an extremely powerful demon who commands lightning. Through the entirety of the game, Aomizuchi fights using Moritsune's corpse.
In his first bout with Hotsuma, his attacks are simplistic in nature, attacking solely with a thrust attack that he winds up, surrounded by a blue cone of energy similar to Hotsuma's Special Attack. He occasionally counters with a two hit slash when successfully blocking attacks. If he falls off the arena, he simply warps back from the air, landing with a field of energy that paralyzes the player if approached.
Upon having his full power restored, Aomizuchi exhibits the full of extent of his abilities and Moritsune's. The shinobi's swords are now wreathed in a green ethereal flame to enhance their cutting power. His fighting style is identical to Hotsuma's, employing the use of the Stealth Dash, a green version of the Ka'en spell and the Shuriken Burst. His kunai in particular are slightly more powerful and explode when in near proximity of the player as well his own version of Hotsuma's charge attack, signaled by the image of a dragon before he strikes. To aid him, he is able to summon small dragon-like creatures called Mizuchi that will try to tackle the player if near.
A dragon-like demon with the power over lightning, Aomizuchi is one of the four Hellspawn Lords who were summoned by Hiruko Ubusuna many years ago, to unleash an onslaught upon the human world. However, they were all defeated and banished at the hands of the Oboro Clan.
Upon returning to the modern-day world in spiritual form, he possesses the body of Moritsune, and indulges in the fallen shinobi's strong feelings towards Hotsuma early in the game. However, the shinobi's corpse has a wound on its neck that glows and causes pain to Aomizuchi, whenever the corpse gets near the cursed blade. The reason being is that Moritsune's head was severed by Hotsuma in his death at the Oboro Ritual, along with the stong feelings that the fallen shinobi held towards both Hotsuma and Akujiki itself.
Ageha was very happy after her betrayal to the Oboro Clan during Hiruko's return when the sorcerer resurrected her beloved, but she doesn't realize he was possessed the whole time by a certain Hellspawn. She died at the hands of the Moritsune whose body was then transmutated into the demonic possessor's true form. Hotsuma then fought Aomizuchi and won the fight. He set freed both the souls of his brother Moritsune and their best friend Ageha before he continued to avenge the deaths of the Oboro Clan and destroy Hiruko.