Tengu are said to have been human in the past. They are said to be Buddhists who failed to conquer the temptations of immorality. They can be identified by their red complexion and their long noses. They are known for having advanced martial skills that they sometimes teach to humans. They are often referred to as the Generals in the Yokai ranks and sometimes lead armies of demons. They have magical healing powers. They represent the underdogs and the rebels of society.