Ayanokouji Youko (Hoa Shia)
Houasyou (Enchanted Snake)
Houasyou is the beast used by Benares to perform Choang-Rin-Rin on Pai. In so doing, Houasyou apparently lost her memory, and was thus unable to carry out Benares' will. When Choang-Rin-Rin was expelled from Pai, the Sanjiyan was able to reincarnate Houasyou as Pai Ayanokouji, the girl who (with Houasyou's memory, but Pai's body) lived a life of her own in the years that Yakumo was looking for her. At the end of 3x3 Eyes volume 7 OVA, we see a young girl by the name of Ayanokouji Yoko lying in a hospital bed. This is really Houwasho. Pai gave Houwasho her body. However, there is one drawback to all this. When Houwasho comes in contact with water she transforms partly into an amphibious life form. And as an added bonus, she also has a thing for Yakumo. Imagine how that makes Pai/Parvati IV feel...
Much later, Pai and Yakumo attempt to find Houasyou, because she may have information deep in her memory which will help them find/defeat Benares. Eventually, she regains most of her memory, and control over her human/snake metamorphosis, but refuses to reveal Benares' location until Yakumo becomes powerful enough to fight him.
Yakumo finds her attractive, but doesn't love her; though she often forces her affections on Yakumo, arousing the Sanjiyan's ire and envy.
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