Chizuru Kagura (神楽 ちづる, Kagura Chidzuru), whose real name is Chizuru Yata (八咫 ちづる, Yata Chidzuru), debuted in The King of Fighters ’96 as a sub-boss and the sponsor of the KoF tournament that year. Her subsequent appearances in other tournaments tend to be as a normal participant.
Like Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami, she is a member of the clan that holds one of the three sacred artifacts that originally sealed the serpent monster Orochi 1,800 years ago: the Yata Mirror (八汰鏡, Yata no Kagami). Due to the rivals’ aggression towards one another, Chizuru is usually the one who has to keep the trio together. They form the Three Sacred Treasures Team, whose endings often entail the canon events of any parties involved.
Unlike the other members of the Sacred Treasures, Chizuru is well-mannered individual who speaks in a calm and collected tone. Having to watch her own sister murdered in front of her, Chizuru took that trauma and focused on sealing Orochi. She’ll do whatever she can to keep Orochi sealed, even going as far as using The King of Fighters tournaments to bring the other two Sacred Treasures together, even without their consent. She becomes the voice of reason to the otherwise tumultuous Kusanagi and Yagami, having stopped their petty and mutually murderous vendetta on several occassions.
However, when her powers were taken, her will to fight was taken along with it. So far, the matter of losing her powers has not personally scarred or affected her in any way, and has even advised Iori on what to do and the implications when he lost his own powers to Ash Crimson that time.