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Bai's Obesience

Bai fullfilling her obeisance by sleeping

Obeisance (契約対価?, Keiyaku Taika, also referred to as "Remuneration" or "Contract Payment") True to their names, all Contractors must pay a price for using their powers, whether they wish to or not.[1] Although this payment can be delayed, especially in the midst of combat, it is ultimately unavoidable. It is unknown what happens to a Contractor that fails to pay his obeisance, although Amagiri has stated that Contractors who fail to do so seemingly 'melt like butter' when depriving a captured November 11 of his remuneration.

Each Contractor has a unique remuneration, reflecting the chaotic nature of the Hell's Gate. Remunerations are typically difficult for the Contractor and range in severity from irritating to painful. However, there have been a few contractors who enjoy their remuneration and at least one who uses it in conjunction with his or her own ability. It is also possible for a Contractor to fully pay off his Contract, but this is an incredibly rare feat, requiring a drastic and traumatic sacrifice. Mao paid off his Contract, but did so involuntarily at the cost of his body, forcing him to reside in the body of a cat.

Known Obeisances[]

Obeisance Contractor Contractor's Power
S1E1 Jean payment Arranging pebbles in meticulously straight lines.[2] Jean Material Transportation
Being forgotten Black Dandelion "Black Flower" Creation
DtBS2E6 Michiru's cooking Cooking[3] Michiru Hydrokinesis
Creepy Drawing[4] Ilya Sokoloff Brain Asphyxiation
DtBS1E5 April drinking Guinness Drinking beer[5] April Atmospheric Pressure Operation
S1E16 Maki, Amagiri try to recruit November 11 Drinking hot milk[6] Maki Remote Spontaneous Combustion
Drinking children's blood Havoc Vacuum Creation
DtBS1E4 Luc folds page corner Earmarking the pages of a book[7] Luc Air-Weapon Creation
DtBS1E20 Amagiri eating egg Eating boiled eggs[8] Amagiri Concussive Blasts
DtBS2E1 Goran eats burger Eating hamburgers[9] Goran Super Speed
DtBS1E2 Paul eats flower Eating whole flowers[2] Paul Object Explosion
DtBGaiden 1 Xi-Qi eating petal Eating a flower petal[10] Xi-Qi Mind Control
DtBS2E5 Suou's origami Folding origami[11] Suou Pavlichenko Anti-Tank Rifle Materializing
Huming a song[7] Mai Kashiwagi Pyrokinesis
Inability to lie
DtBS1E14 Bertha vomiting Intaking and regurgitating objects[12] Bertha Sound Resonance Manipulation
S1E21 Brita teleports Wei Zhijun Kissing someone[13] Brita Human Teleportation
S2E2 Yoko, Mina and Genma Kissing a man[14] Mina Hazuki Weapon Energizing
Abigail Licking skin Abigail Croft Induced Hallucination
S2E3 Yoko and Genma Moxibution Moxibustion[15] Genma Shizume Material Manipulation/Absorption
S2E1 Suou and Shion Pavlichenko Paralysis of lower limbs[16] Shion Pavlichenko Near-Perfect Duplication
S1E12 Nick Hillmans victims Placing the shoes of the victim upside down on the ground[17] Nick Hillman Electrokinesis
S2E1 Tanya Profile Pulling out strands of hair[9] Tanya Akulova Insect Manipulation
S1E20 Huang points gun at Shihoko Kishida Regaining human feelings for a brief time[8] Shihoko Kishida Rupture of internal tissues
DtBGaiden 2 Xiao Jie Removing articles of clothing[18] Xiao Jie Gravity Manipulation
S1E20 Huang points gun at Shihoko Kishida Regaining human feelings for a brief time[8] Shihoko Kishida Internal Organ Rupture
Revealing Secrets[14] August 7 Magic (Space Distortion)
DtBS1E1 Louis breaks finger Self-injury i.e. dislocating fingers[19] Louis Gravity Nullification
Wei Using his Blood Spilling one's own blood[20] Wei Zhijun Blood Induced Matter Transportation
Bai's Obesience Sleeping Bai Molecular Manipulation
S1E8 Amitabh Kapoor smells sock Smelling an old sock (contract paid)[21] Amitabh Kapoor Human Possession
DtBS1E5 November 11 smoking Smoking[5] November 11 Liquid Induced Cryokinesis
DtbSnH ch03pg08 Harvest obeisance Swallowing round things[22] Harvest Matter Disintegration
S1E20 old Alma Swiftly growing older[23] Alma Shape-Shifting
Amber Reverting to A Child Swiftly growing younger[24] Amber Chronokinesis
Vomiting Shizuma Shinō Hydrokinesis
Parcel Wearing bizarre clothing, i.e. a mouse-ear hat[25] Parcel Spatial Teleportation
Itzhak Writing poetry[26] Itzhak Doll Spectre Retrieval


  1. Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 3 page 9
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Black Contractor; Episode 2
  3. Gemini of the Meteor; Episode 6
  4. Gemini of the Meteor; Episode 7
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Black Contractor; Episode 5
  6. The Black Contractor; Episode 6
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Black Contractor; Episode 4
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Black Contractor; Episode 20
  9. 9.0 9.1 Gemini of the Meteor; Episode 1
  10. Gaiden; Episode 1
  11. Gemini of the Meteor; Episode 5
  12. The Black Contractor; Episode 14
  13. The Black Contractor; Episode 21
  14. 14.0 14.1 Gemini of the Meteor; Episode 2
  15. Gemini of the Meteor; Episode 3
  16. Gemini of the Meteor; Episode 10
  17. The Black Contractor; Episode 12
  18. Gaiden; Episode 2
  19. The Black Contractor; Episode 1
  20. The Black Contractor; Episode 10
  21. The Black Contractor; Episodes 7-8
  22. Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 3, pages 8-9
  23. The Black Contractor; Episodes 11-12
  24. The Black Contractor; Episode 16
  25. Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 9, page 5
  26. The Black Contractor; Episode 13


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Known Contractors: Abigail CroftAlmaAmagiriAmberAmitabh KapoorAprilAugust 7BaiBerthaBlack DandelionBritaDaleDashGenma ShizumeGoranHarvestHavocHeiIlya SokoloffItzhakJeanLucLouisMai KashiwagiMakiMaoMichiruMina HazukiMusikNick HillmanNovember 11ParcelPaulRubber Band ContractorShihoko KishidaShion PavlichenkoSuou PavlichenkoTanya AkulovaTop-ropeXiao BrothersXiao JieWei ZhijunXi-Qi
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