Kikyo; a powerful shrine maiden who was once in love with Inuyasha, and killed by Naraku. She was resurrected by the witch Urasue. Although she looks alive, her body remains "dead", and must absorb the souls of dead women in order to move and survive. Initially, she was driven by her hate for Inuyasha (Naraku killed her disguised as Inuyasha) and Kagome, she eventually returns to her kind, love-motivated self. She dies in Inuyasha's arms after Naraku killed her the second time.