||Heaven & Earth
||Matt K. Miller
||Tenchiken , it is also
known as "The Master Key".
||Tenchi can create 3 Lighthawk Wings.
|Lighthawk Wings change their form to suit their users
|For example one could be a sword another a shield and
||"I would rather die, than forsake any one of
you haven't guessed by the title Tenchi is the main character of
this series. He lived on earth for 17 years until his perception
of his life greatly changed...
Ever since he was young his grandfather trained him in the art
of swordplay each summer while he was off from school. He trained
less at home in the suburbs every night. He never knew why his
grandfather trained him but he just accepted it. Tenchi grew up
most of his life without his mother, who died when he was very
young. He was raised by his father, Noboyuki and his grandfather
Katsuhito. Because of this Tenchi gained a sense of
grandfather sensed great power in Tenchi. He learned his lessons
well and became an excellent swordsman. Tenchi can create up to
three Lighthawk wings. I'm not sure if he was born with this
ability or if gained it after being regenerated by Tsunami.
Tenchi has a kind heart and is a bit indecisive when it comes
to women. He has women who are interested in him all around him
but he's yet to follow through with any of them. Ryoko, Ayeka,
Sasami, Mihoshi, and Washu all have some interest for Tenchi.
way or another Tenchi's sword eventually is introduced in each
series. It has had three incarnations. During the OAV the sword
which was used to remove the three gems from Ryoko was placed in a
shrine to keep the demon forever imprisoned. When Yosho's daughter
Achika had a bouncing baby boy the child was named after the
sword. Thinking that the blade was damaged during the final battle
between Ryoko and Yosho the people forged a new blade made of
iron. By the time Tenchi finds the sword 700 years later the blade
is well rusted and breaks almost immediately after being removed
from the scabbard. The power of the sword is still intact however.
When he strikes a nearby moss covered rock which has magical runes
on it, the sword splits the rock in half. This opens the cave to
where Ryoko is imprisoned and still recovering from her battle.
Held within the hilt of the sword are the three gems. The power of
the gems awoke Ryoko herself.
Tenchiken (The Japanese name for the sword) is also known as
"The Master Key". The reason that it is called this is
that it was Yosho's control mechanism for this Spaceship Tree,
Funaho. Tenchiken, like other spaceship keys comes from the branch
of a tree of Jurai. Usually the key is from the tree which it
controls. The shape of the key depends on the user. For example
Ayeka's key is her tiara. Since Yosho was to become the the King
of Jurai he received a key from Tsunami, the first spaceship tree.
This key can operate all other spaceship trees like a master key
hence its name. Since Yosho was a master swordsman trained in
Jurain Martial Arts the sword took the form of a Lightsaber-like
sword with incredible power. Then again just about any part of
Tsunami contains tremendous power. Tenchiken could be a blender
which would kick you ass.
In the Tenchi Universe the sword appears almost the same. the
hilt is smaller and Ryoko's gems are not present. The function is
pretty much the same though but it is does not act as a master key
for Jurain ships. In the English series the sword was finally
given the name "Sword Tenchi" but I like Tenchiken
better. This sword also appeared in Tenchi Muyo in Love. It was
used briefly by Tenchi and by Achika who used it to slay Kain.
The sword also makes another appearance in Tenchi in Tokyo
(Shin Tenchi Muyo). In this series the sword takes on an entirely
different appearance. Once again the sword is a lightsaber-like
sword with a lot of power. This time Tenchi received the sword
from his mother before she died. The sword appears a bunch of
crystals of even length. Because of its appearance and sentimental
value, Tenchi made a necklace out of it which he wore until the
day when he meant all the other characters. During that day he
learned the power of the sword and it was split into a number of
crystals which he gave to each of his new friends. Each person
wears their crystal somewhere on their body.