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Chōjin (鳥人 Chōjin, lit. Bird Man) was one of Shingo Umoregi's Twelve Apostles in Saishinban Akuma-kun. He was one of three former apostles, and appeared till chapter 4. Tori-Otome Nazca took his position afterward from chapter 6.

Appearance

In illustrations, Chōjin is a giant bird with feathers gradienting between blue and teal. Their legs are covered in feathers, making it appear to be stocky and lacking toes. They have a tuft of white feathers below their neck. Their head has small eyes and a large beak.

In Akuma-kun, Chojin is a bird-like being with a large beak curving upward, four digits making his arms resemble wings, and short legs with toes pointing upward. His eyes are large with a prominent wrinkles beside it and tiny pupils.

Personality

History

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Chōjin is a humanoid with wings, artificially achieved through brain surgery. Such surgeries were common in Inca Empire and a number of skeletons were excavated from tombs nearby Nazca Lines. Some of them hibernated within the Egg of Easter in underground of the Motunui Island nearby Easter Island.

When Medama-Oyaji chanted a spell on the Book of Mana, they awoke and helped Kitarō and others.

Akuma-kun

Anime

He appeared in episode #26. He was the only one former apostles who appeared in the anime.

Powers and Abilities

Hibernation

Legends

In Mizuki's books, Chōjin was depicted as a giant, towering bipedal bird-like being with a head somewhat resembling an albatross. It was known from grassland regions of Rio de la Plata. His appearance in Akuma-kun heavily resembles artistic depictions of the Tangata Manu from Easter Island, where it was the name of the Birdman cult (along with being a species). The Tanagata Manu's chief god is Makemake. A competition is held to decide the tribe's leader, where one must swim to Motu Nui and return to Rapa Nui after fetching a sooty tern egg. The title of Tangata Manu ("bird man") is given to the first to return, along with great authority. Although the Tanagata Manu was discouraged by missionaries in the 1860s, the popularity and memory was not erased and it is still present in decoration of the island's church.

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