Witch of the Forest
Lower Second Class
Chapter 14 (Mentioned)
Episode 21 (mentioned)
Yuri bore a striking, if not identical, resemblance to her youngest son Yukio with her pale skin, wavy chocolate-colored hair, and large turquoise eyes. She also had a few moles on her face, just like Yukio. Her normal attire consisted of a black coat, a pink scarf, and a dark blue skirt. On casual days, Yuri was usually seen wearing a simple white sundress.
Her personality was somewhat like Rin's, rebelling against her father's wishes by living in the forest. Despite being an Exorcist, she thought of Demons, such as the Goblins and the Snowman, as her friends. She believed Demons enter Assiah because they were curious. She was kind, as she wasn't afraid of Satan, even feeling sorry for him.
Note: these facts are anime-only and can be considered non-canon: Yuri's history has not been elaborated upon in the manga.
While on a mission to investigate spontaneous human combustion, Yuri and her fellow Exorcists were attacked by Satan's blue flames. Burning all of her companions except her, Yuri is mysteriously unaffected. She eventually found Satan possessing a wolf and pitied him for he could never enter Assiah because his vessels would reduce to ashes. She said, "That's so lonely... no matter how much you love something, it just turnes into ashes in your hands. That's so sad..."
She allowed Satan to possess her where she taught him about life and death. This caused her to eventually be impregnated by him.When Shiro Fujimoto was shooting her friends to convince her to come home, Yuri let out blue flames, revealing Satan. After Yuri revealed to Shiro that she was pregnant with Satan's children, she was put into court at the Vatican and was sentenced to death as a witch. Before she could be burned alive, Satan saved her by using her father as his vessel and commanded her to run. Mephisto freed Shiro from prison and they encountered a hospitalized Ernst, who ordered them to find and kill Yuri and Satan's spawns. They went into the forest and found Yuri with her newborn children, whom she named Rin and Yukio. She soon died of childbirth.
Shiro, using Kurikara, was about to slay them until he saw Rin smile at him. Remembering what Yuri said to him before, Shiro decided to raise her children as his own, much to Mephisto's amusement. Then, Mephisto sealed Rin's powers inside Kurikara.
In the anime, her father, Ernst, tells Yukio she was burned alive after she was accused of being a witch without a fair trial by the Vatican who claimed it would bring peace. But Yukio doesn't know that Ernst ordered her to be burned.
It was revealed that Yuri wishes for a world were Assiah and Gehenna doesn't exist so humans and Demons can live peacefully. Satan attempts to fulfill her wish by engulfing Assiah with the Gehenna Gate . Luckily, Rin and Yukio were able to destroy the Gate and stop Satan. Satan apologizes to Yuri but she tells him it wasn't time yet and that their sons will choose their own path.
A month after the incident, Mephisto gives the brothers a key to lead them to the forest where they were born and where Yuri died. The Snowman accompanied them to her grave that Shiro possibly made for her.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
When Satan possessed her, she was able to stay alive and not be incinerated by the blue flames. This shows that she had very strong Exorcist powers.
- (To Shiro Fujimoto shortly after giving birth) "The one with blue flames is Rin. The pale-skinned one is Yukio. They will... live strong... they will prove that Demons and humans can understand each other."