Race: Wolf Demon
Weapons: Claws and Speed
Hates: Inuyasha, Naraku and Kagura
Occupation: Tribe Leader
Extra info: Kouga is proud and violent, but loyal to his wolf tribe. He openly professes his love for Kagome and thinks
that she will someday be his wife. He and Inuyasha are constantly arguing. Kagome protects him from Inuyasha, which only gets
Inuyasha more angry. Kouga is over-confident in his abilities, especially since his main power comes from the shards in his
legs. He is always getting beat up by Kagura. But on the upside, he shows up whenever Kagome needs rescuing that Inuyasha
can't handle alone.
Kou: to be in love
Kouga: Steel Fang
The brash leader of the Eastern Demon Wolf tribe, Koga is a demon that resembles as human and leads his pack of wolves on
murderous raids of villages in the area. Living life as a brigand, hunting for food and killing any humans that get in his
way, Koga is content with his place in life and the responsibilities he has as leader of his pack. When the Shikon Jewel is
shattered by Kagome, the shards fly across the countryside to be found by demons who crave their power. Koga quickly realizes
the power he can attain by using the shards and begins to search for them, eventually gaining control of three shards, which
he places in his arm and both legs.
Koga's lust for power leaves him unsatisfied with the reward of controlling three shards. His desire leads his tribe into
conflict with the Birds of Paradise, a nearby group of grotesque harpy demons. In the battle that ensues, Koga's tribe is
dealt many casualties. Koga realizes that he must be able to locate the rival demon's shards in order to kill them, and so
he kidnaps Kagome for her ability to trace the jewel fragments. In the course of kidnapping her Koga falls in love with Kagome
and vows to keep her as his wife. This love affair continues to be one-sided and creates a rivalry between Koga and Inuyasha.
After the battle with the Birds of Paradise Koga is ready to rest, but his tribe is excited about their recent victory
and crave another battle. Koga refuses to accompany them, and because of this they are executed by Kagura as they raid Kagewaki's
castle. By the time Koga arrives to avenge them, he is quickly dispatched by the powerful winds that Kagura controls. With
the entire Eastern clan save for two loyal companions, Ginta and Hakkaku, wiped out Koga begins his life a nomad. In his search
for Naraku, Koga gains a powerful weapon, the Goraishi. Bestowed upon him the spirits of the powerful Wolf Demon Tribe elders,
the claws enhance Koga's power tremendously.
Koga swears revenge against Kagura and vows to hunt her down and by association seeks revenge against Naraku as well.
Koga's guilt over the loss of his clan leads him to become overly protective of other wolves he encounters in his travels.
His protection of the Northern tribe's elder leads him into battle with Kyokotsu and the Band of Seven, while his loyalty
to Kai and Shinta forces him into an almost hopeless battle with Moryomaru, which costs him the protection of the spirits
that bestowed the Goriashi upon him. Koga's impulsive nature has cost him his tribe, his protection and in the end may very
well cost him his life.
The Meaning Behind the Name
Koga means "steel fang".