When Gouki gave into the Satsui no Hado, the human element of his being grotesquely morphed into the raging demon he is known as today. With nowhere left to turn, the man transformed by The “Surge of Murderous Intent” found solace in a cavern atop a mountain surrounded by a forest. There, Gouki emerged as Akuma after training with his new found power, going on to master the Shun Goku Satsu …The Raging Demon.
When Akuma and Ryu crossed paths in the moonlit forest below his cave, a battle would take place that would introduce the denizen of hell to his disciple. Akuma, who longed to awaken the Satsui no Hado in Ryu, began his onslaught in hopes of defeating the prodigal son to near death and force a transformation. With Lucario’s help, Ryu’s Hado was maintained by the ability of his partner to keep away any imbalance in his good aura. Ryu soon turned the tide of battle and fought Akuma to near death when all of a sudden, the moon seemingly vanished from the sky . A never ending darkness blinded the warriors in the forest turned arena.
Was this Akuma’s Satsui no Hado reaching new heights? The fighters quickly realized this was beyond any of their control when a ghost like entity began to descend from the air before them. It was an illusion and the being before them was clearly Darkrai, a legendary Pokemon of great power that brought fear to the hearts of those who fell under its nightmare. Ryu and Lucario quickly used the cover of darkness to flee from battle knowing Akuma was injured, and that there was no use to fight any longer.
Akuma slowly stood up, his dangerous ki returning to minimal levels as the illusion of Darkrai faded in response. The demon slowly returned to his cave. As he climbed the mountain, he heard the sound of creatures running uphill, using the cover of night and the trees to conceal themselves. Eyes peered out at him as he entered the makeshift home, and Akuma found a nest of Zorua and Zoroark waiting for him. The creatures crowded around the wary warrior, who had barely any strength to fight them off…Although he soon learned it was unnecessary…
Today, Akuma travels with a devotee – a single Zoroark who views Akuma as a hero that protected his tribe. That night after Akuma’s loss, he was tended back to health over the course of a few weeks by the pack of dark type Pokemon. It turned out that Akuma’s training and unleashing the ki of the Satsui no Hado was a repellant to many predators and enemies to the Zoroark tribes of the forest and mountain. As dark type Pokemon, the Zoroarks became especially fond of the power, and sought to use it themselves.
Although Akuma dismisses the notion of having a partner of sorts, a single Zoroark follows his hero in hopes of acceptance. Akuma, indebted to the tribe for taking care him, allows the creature to follow him as thanks, although he would never admit it. Something else he’d never admit is that he thinks the Zorua are pretty damn cute.
In battle, Akuma’s murderous intent actually FORCES Zoroark’s ability to produce illusions to only create the form of Darkrai – the closest Pokemon that resembles the sheer terror and threatening nature of his aura. Zoroark, who’s strong will to prove himself to his master pries through the dark energy to insert a little bit of himself into the illusion – as seen by the hair of Darkrai. Zoroark would easily die for his master so long as it carried any sort of weight in impressing Akuma.
So there you have it guys! The last of the SF x PKMN series! I hope you guys enjoyed this little mini series!