Inuyasha (S3E17): Three-Sided Battle to the Death

Naraku and Kagura stand behind a barrier with bees

Muso, now a thorny, hard-bodied scorpion named Onigumo, continues fighting against Inuyasha to avoid being a beautiful corpse. Kagura watches, but who wouldn’t?

Original Air Date: 27 May 2002, Streamed on: Hulu

Inuyasha, thoroughly impaled, gets up like it’s nothing and continues to get pummeled by Muso. He strikes back with another wind scar. Muso reforms as a scorpion again, but Miroku notices that the spider-shaped scar is the focus of Muso’s regeneration.

The gang, in on the joke, says even Inuyasha is getting tired of the wind scar, but he dishes out another. As Muso regenerates this time, Miroku tells Inuyasha what he noticed last time.

One more time, Inuyasha targets the spider mark with another wind scar, but Kagura diverts it with an attack. It destroys Muso but leaves his “heart” intact.

Muso reforms and is naked again. The bees watch him bathe, and so does Naraku.

A fight begins between them over Naraku reabsorbing Muso, and Naraku chases the still naked thirst trap through the woods. Inuyasha crashes the party to go after Naraku.

Nude, statuesque Muso runs away while they fight, but he turns around after a short distance. He returns and impales Naraku! Everyone thinks Muso has killed him, but the tables turn when Naraku simply begins to reabsorb him.

Muso impales Naraku while Miroku and Inuyasha look on

Naraku gets his wish. The hottest demon who ever lived is now inside of him.

The gang clearly doesn’t have a lawyer, as they are in the process of revealing to him everything they’ve learned about him.

For no reason at all, Naraku tells the gang his half-demon secret, that he chooses when he’s weak. During his weak periods, he grows stronger by casting out his weaknesses.

Naraku demonstrates his new strength with a stronger than ever barrier before flying off with Kagura.

Episode Score Card:

  • Iron Reaver Soul Stealers: 0
  • Wind Scars: 4. He’s seriously carried away.
  • Backlash Waves: 0
  • Wind Tunnels: 0
  • Swarms of Naraku’s Bees: 2
  • Butts Grabbed: 0
  • Jewel Shards Recovered: 0

Did you miss it?

Inuyasha was completely run-through by Muso’s scorpion stinger, but Kagome just wraps a bandage around it. All better!

Kagome bandages Inuyasha's complete abdominal impaling
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