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Hasekura Reiri (支倉 冷理 Hasekura Reiri?) was a student of Tokiwadai Middle School who appears in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun.[1] She was the leader of one of Tokiwadai's three great cliques, one year before the main story. She graduated Tokiwadai at the start of the school's current year.[3]

Appearance[]

Hasekura has blue eyes and long brown hair,[1][4] worn loose in her third year at Tokiwadai and in twintails in her first year.[1][4][5] She wears the Tokiwadai Middle School uniform.[1][4]

Personality[]

Background[]

Hasekura's family live in Kyoto and are tea ceremony masters.[6]

At the start of Misaka Mikoto and Shokuhou Misaki's first year at Tokiwadai Middle School, Hasekura was in her third year and leader of one of Tokiwadai's 'big three' cliques. Her clique was the oldest of the three, but was in third place, with the other two having overtaken it (supposedly without intending to). It was described by one of its members as a carnivorous clique, with members willing to throw others under the bus to succeed.[1]

Unlike many of the normal students in Tokiwadai, Hasekura was seemingly aware of the Dark Side of Academy City.[7]

Chronology[]

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun[]

First Year Arc[]

Main article: First Year Arc
Big Three surrounded Mikoto - Railgun Ch132

The encounter between Misaka Mikoto and the three clique leaders.

Hasekura first encountered Mikoto in early May, just after the Level 5 had first met Sha Danshan. As Mikoto was introducing herself to Sha, Mikagami and Mikagami Nagisa appeared from separate directions, with Mikoto between the three main clique leaders. After a brief exchange between the rivals, an annoyed Hasekura dragged Mikoto off for a contest.[8]

Mikoto's first Railgun - Railgun Ch132

Hasekura about to have a near-miss as Mikoto's shot goes astray.

Seeking to assess the Level 5 and her strength, Hasekura brought Mikoto to the rear garden and challenged her to a target shooting game, using her own ability to shoot a ball-bearing at the target. When Mikoto's turn came and she tried to shoot it through an application of Lorentz force, her first use of what would become her Railgun, the projectile instead shot to the side and nearly hit Hasekura, sending her flying. After Hasekura yelled at Mikoto, the two noticed that a sculpture had been broken and fled the scene. Reuniting with Asato Kisa and Mibuki Kazan, Hasekura remarked that she had won the game but lost the contest, before requesting that a subordinate in the art club fix the sculpture.[8]

Demonstration video by Hasekura Reiri

A video of Hasekura's Paris demonstration.

Around the time tensions arose between the Mikagami and Hasekura cliques due to the alleged attacks on their members by the other, Hasekura was away in Paris for a demonstration. While away, she gave her clique orders to avoid conflict, relayed by Asato, though Yasutoba Suika disobeyed the instructions and took action on her own.[9][10] Her demonstration was apparently a success, though the clique did not receive as many new applicants as they had hoped due to the clique conflict and the debut of Mikoto's newly-completed Railgun.[11]

After rushing back to Tokiwadai, Hasekura cheered up the defeated and sulking Yasutoba before going to tackle the problem of the clique conflict.[11] While going over the details of the initial four cases with Asato and Mibuki Kazan while walking, Hasekura recognized that the details didn't add up, especially with her knowledge of Enjou and Kazanin. While thinking about who would benefit from setting this situation up, Hasekura considered that the Sha clique would appear to be an obvious answer but they didn't have an esper which could do it and they wouldn't want the harm to Tokiwadai's reputation that the scandal had caused.[11]

Hasekura's initial encounter with Shokuhou

Hasekura encounters Shokuhou and Hokaze for the first time.

On learning how Lily of the Sha clique had suspected Shokuhou and thinking about how she didn't know much about her, she happened to notice Shokuhou and Hokaze at a nearby table.[11] While Mibuki Kazan was keeping Hokaze occupied, Hasekura started a conversation with Shokuhou and satisfied herself that she wasn't the culprit. As she left, Hasekura gave Shokuhou the suggestion to start a clique of her own, recognizing she had potential as one.[12]

Hasekura subsequently asked Kessai Kiyoshi to arrange a meeting with Mikoto, seeking her aid in the investigation, along with Shin'enkouji Rurikakesu. With the electronic evidence Mikoto gathered suggesting that the alleged attackers were innocent, Hasekura arranged a truce with Mikagami, in light of a possible external culprit.[12][13]

When the true culprit made no further moves after a week, Hasekura decided to provoke them into action by spreading a rumor that Shokuhou was cooperating with her, even assigning her aides Asato and Mibuki to guard her to make it more believable. A short while later, while walking with Kessai (assigned by Asato to protect her), Hasekura encountered Sha. While they were talking, they came under attack, but Hasekura noticed and intercepted the initial immaterial bullets. Having Kessai make a smokescreen, Hasekura sliced the next wave of solid projectiles, which she noticed were similar to those used by Sukezawa Sena of the Mikagami clique.[13]

After the unknown attackers withdrew before the smokescreen cleared, Hasekura listened as Sha analyzed a projectile and learned that it likely wasn't produced by an esper power. During the attack, Hasekura had also detected some unnatural waves.[14][2] The Hasekura clique's subsequent investigation led them to the Montgolfier company, which likely instigated the conflict to gain data for its research. Despite the potential risks, the clique were fully willing to support Hasekura in tackling the culprit.[13]

Three Clique Leaders Meeting

Hasekura meeting with Sha and Mikagami.

On the same day, she met with Sha and Mikagami, revealing her intention to raid the company pulling the strings. Sha suggested that their cliques should join forces, though Mikagami was reluctant to do so, given the lack of definite proof and the danger to her girls. After Hasekura said she'd send her clique in first and the others waiting outside would only join in if their suspicions proved correct and a fight broke out, Mikagami said she'd present it to them but wouldn't force them to do something this dangerous and the choice would be theirs.[14][2]

While her clique were fighting at Montgolfier's headquarters the next day, while Mibuki was disguised as her at the scene, Hasekura was lurking a few blocks away in a hoodie, with her liquid balls deployed.[14][2] When Antikythera, Montgolfier's benefactor and manipulator, transmitted orders via Mitarai Ayane's ability, Hasekura picked up the ultrasonic vibrations,[14][2] and traced them to their source, gathering information en route.[2]

On arrival at Antikythera's HQ, Hasekura cut her way into the building before processing to fight and overwhelm Mitarai and the suit-wearing combatants utilizing the Attachment Dark Matter prototypes. With the suits frozen and the combatants close to surrendering, when one of the guards reported they had found another Tokiwadai student sneaking in and the higher-up ordering for her to be brought in as a hostage, Hasekura wondered who it was - given that she had ordered her clique not to follow her, briefly considering the other two cliques, only for it to turn out to be Mikoto, who had followed her. Hasekura spoke with Mikoto as the oblivious guard attempted a hostage coercion and ultimately got shocked, allowing the higher-up and several others to escape while her attention was diverted. Afterwards, Hasekura thanked representatives of the other cliques, but had a nagging feeling that the incident and the matter of the culprit wasn't fully resolved.[2]

Later in the year, after talking with two of her girls who were looking at the beautified figures of two members of the former Mikagami Clique, Hasekura was approached by Ruri who reported that while the Antikythera CEO was still missing (the two unaware that the true mastermind Sha Danshan had killed him), she uncovered something curious involving esper development corporations with sketchy rumors going under one after another over the past year. While both agreed that the companies likely deep in the dark side were better off gone, Ruri told Hasekura that the first one was Tanrei Chemicals and at Ruri's request, Hasekura told her about what she knew and could speculate about the past scandal which involved former Majesty candidate Takebayashi Yayoi, as well as the Takebayashi Family.[7][6]

At some point after the incident involving Konoe Nagisa and Spark Signal, Hasekura was present in the audience when Sha Danshan was tentatively awarded the Majesty emblem.[15][16]

Abilities[]

Hasekura's Level 4 esper ability, Hydrogen Station (水素結合ハイドロジェンステーション Suiso Ketsugō (Haidorojensutēshon)?, lit. "Hydrogen Bond"), allows her to produce hydrogen, combine it with other substances,[6] and utilize the resultant substances.[6][8][13][14][2] It has many applications, including combining it with oxygen in the air to freely produce water, creating explosive fire from only a slight fire source, freezing, power generation and converting objects into hydroxides, among others.[6] Theoretically, she could apparently create a thermonuclear reaction in deuterium (placing hydrogen within hydrogen), though she has never attempted it.[6]

Hasekura Reiri - Liquid Balls

Hasekura with several liquid balls.

Hasekura's ability allows her to control water,[8][13][2] enabling her to manipulate its movement as well as processes connected to it such as vaporization and freezing.[8][13][2] When manipulating water in bulk, Hasekura often surrounds herself with multiple floating water balls.[13][14][2] These water balls can act as a barrier against certain immaterial attacks, such as the immaterial bullets used in Montgolfier's ambush and Mitarai Ayane's sonic attack,[13][2] and are capable of detecting and tracing ultrasonic waves.[14] Using it offensively, Hasekura can have the water surround a foe's head to smother them or drench them for further action.[2]

Hasekura's ability - Railgun Ch132

Hasekura using her ability around a tube.

Utilizing handheld tubes, possibly test tubes, Hasekura can focus and use her manipulated water for cutting or projectile-launching purposes, possibly through steam produced by rapid vaporization or products of another water-based chemical reaction.[2] During her game with Misaka Mikoto, shooting a ball-bearing against a target from a distance, she caused a liquid to swirl through the air around the tube she was holding and gather at the tip, causing a steam-like burst to shoot the ball-bearing on the tip forward.[8] During the ambush and the attack on Antikythera, she used bursts from her tube like a blade to slice physical projectiles and cut through a wall.[2] Manipulating the water from her tubes to below her feet allows for Hasekura to perform a degree of aerial evasive action.[2]

Freeze Checkmate -273

Hasekura freezing drenched adversaries.

Hasekura's ability to control water allows her to freely utilize magnetic freezing and the Peltier effect, and she is capable of selectively freezing her water, apparently to -273 degrees Celsius, close to absolute zero.[2]

During their initial encounter, Shokuhou Misaki believed her to be capable of resisting her ability,[12] with comments from Hasekura afterwards supporting the notion.[13]

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Tokiwadai Middle School
Students (Current Year)
Misaka Shirai Kuroko Winter Clothing (Anime) Shokuhou Misaki in Winter Clothing (Anime) Hokaze Junko Winter Clothing (Anime) Kongou Mitsuko in Winter Clothing (Anime)
Misaka Mikoto[1] Shirai Kuroko Shokuhou Misaki[1] Hokaze Junko[1] Kongou Mitsuko
Awatsuki Maaya RailgunT (Anime) Wannai Kinuho RailgunT (Anime) Kirifu Megumi (Anime) Kobayashi Satori (Anime) Yumiya Iruka Color (Astral Buddy)
Awatsuki Maaya Wannai Kinuho Kirifu Megumi[1] Kobayashi Satori[1] Yumiya Iruka
Houjou Arei (Astral Buddy) Makigami Komaki (Astral Buddy) Maybe Natsumi Sakibasu Yuri (Navbox) Gaouin Tsukasa
Houjou Arei Makigami Komaki Natsumi Sakibasu Yuri Gaouin Tsukasa
Kamino Kokuchou Mayui Iori Mashiro Tatsuki Mirei Kumamori Tazuna
Kamino Kokuchou Mayui Iori Mashiro Tatsuki Mirei Kumamori Tazuna
Inubushi Glasses Judgment Girl - Commissioner (Mental Out) Mei (Anime) Kii (Anime) Resanerié Sadis Dialine
Inubushi Glasses Judgment Girl Mei Kii Resanerié Sadis Dialine[1]
Asato Kisa (Anime) Mibuki Kazan (Anime) Spy in Shokuhou Clique Otonari Hibiku
Asato Kisa[1] Mibuki Kazan[1] Nenohi Wakana Otonari Hibiku
AndouIkushimaInoriKinoshita HagoromoMatsuzai ShoukoSenbayashi KonomiTanaka MizuhoUmibe RyoukoUsukinu YasumiYonaki ReikaYamashiroYanagisakiin RondoYugure Kanaria
[1]: Student who is also present in Tokiwadai 1 year ago.
Students (1 Year Ago)
Kessai Kiyoshi (Navbox) Shinenkouji Rurikakesu Sha Tanshan Mikagami Nagisa Hasekura Reiri
Kessai Kiyoshi[C] Shin'enkouji Rurikakesu[G] Sha Danshan[C] Mikagami Nagisa[G] Hasekura Reiri[G]
Lily Ouyang Qian Lin Lihua Urui Aika Kazanin Tsukasa
Wu Lili Ouyang Qian Lin Lihua Urui Aika[G] Kazan'in Tsukasa[G]
Asakura Olivia Moa Kadosaka Rina Sukezawa Sena Enjou Kasumi Yasutoba Suika
Asakura Olivia Moa[G] Kadosaka Rina Sukezawa Sena Enjou Kasumi Yasutoba Suika[G]
Amano Ayane Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 1 (Railgun Ch139) Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 2 (Railgun Ch138) Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 3 (Railgun Ch138) Ibotanokikouji Kaede
Amano Ayane[G] Satsuki Mahiru Soyogo Kato Asuwara Yui Ibotanokikouji Kaede[D][F]
For the unnamed clique members, see respective pages: Sha Clique, Mikagami Clique, and Hasekura Clique.
[C]: Student who is present in current year. / [D]: Deceased / [F]: Former student who haven't graduated but left school / [G]: Graduated
Students (2 Years Ago and Earlier)
Takebayashi Yayoi
Takebayashi Yayoi[D][F]
[D]: Deceased / [F]: Former student who haven't graduated but left school
Staff
Unabara (Mental Out Ch20, 6D+6F) Ryoukan Watanabe (Anime)
Director Unabara
Tokiwadai Dorm Supervisor Watanabe
Akazame
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Hasekura Reiri's Clique
Leader
Hasekura Reiri
Hasekura Reiri
Members
Kessai Kiyoshi (Navbox) Enjou Kasumi Yasutoba Suika
Kessai Kiyoshi Enjou Kasumi Yasutoba Suika
Asato Kisa (Railgun, 1 Year Ago) Amano Ayane Glasses Clique Girl (1 Year Ago)
Asato Kisa Amano Ayane Mibuki Kazan
Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 1 (Railgun Ch139) Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 2 (Railgun Ch138) Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 3 (Railgun Ch138)
Satsuki Mahiru Soyogo Kato Asuwara Yui
Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 4 (Railgun Ch134) Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 5 (Railgun Ch133) Enjou's Friend
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Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 6 (Railgun Ch138) Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 7 (Railgun Ch138) Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 9 (Railgun Ch142)
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Unnamed Hasekura Clique Member 8 (Railgun Ch142)
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