The Second Empress of Planet Jurai and Mother of Sasami and Ayeka
Misaki is the second wife of Jurai's emperor, Azusa, and the mother of Ayeka and Sasami. She was born and raised in the Imperial Family of Kamiki before marrying Azusa and serves as the Supreme Commander of Jurai's Royal Bodyguards. Before marrying Azusa, Misaki used to have a crush on Azusa and Funaho's son, Yosho. She would get in the habit of visiting the young Juraian prince's bedroom every morning where the two gradually started to gain interest in one another. Fearing a scandal would occur with the illicit relationship though, Misaki's mother Seto arranged for Yosho to attend the Galaxy Academy and forbade Misaki from showing any affection for the prince.
Misaki also came to befriend Azusa's first wife from Earth, Funaho, who was new to the surroundings on Jurai and their closeness allowed the Earthling to better adjust to her surroundings. Their closeness is also shown with their choice of Royal Trees as Misaki is connected to the tree known as Karin and Funaho to Mizuho. With both royal trees being twins, it is possible for Misaki and Funaho's spaceships to combine together.
Misaki was created as a character for Masaki Kajishima's Tenchi Muyo OVA series, first appearing in the anime's 13th episode Here Comes Jurai. She was voiced by Yoshiko Sakakibara in Japanese and Grace Zendarski in English.
Misaki has long blue hair and purple eyes, being dressed in traditional Juraian robes when she made her appearance on Earth. As the Counter-Actor, she is completely nude save for a red and black quasi-matter covering parts of her body that were destroyed in the future timeline she originated from.
An overly emotional woman, Misaki tends to be very overprotective of her daughters and always expects them to address her in a certain way. She gets in the habit of hugging and coddling anyone she meets, even those she does not know. This can be quite the overbearing experience as Misaki is known to have a great amount of superhuman strength as she was throwing Ryoko into walls and hugging her with crushing force to the point that the former space pirate grew to fear her.
As the Counter-Actor, Misaki is fully consumed with rage as such that she has nearly lost any sense of reason and has no regard for whether or not the entire multiverse is destroyed from Tenchi's out-of-control power.
Misaki joined Funaho in traveling to Earth to reunite with her daughters that she had not seen in centuries. Upon her arrival, she mistook Ryoko for an older Sasami before seeing her daughter as she was from centuries earlier since she was in cryogenic sleep with Ayeka on Ryu-oh for 700 years. The two stick around to bet on Seiryo and Tenchi's fight when Azusa desired to have his daughters return with him to Jurai and make Ayeka marry Seiryo, which Tenchi winds up winning by default when Mihoshi crash lands to Earth and creates a tidal wave from her landing that washes away Seiryo.
Misaki is later revealed to become a powerful deity called the Counter-Actor when Z summons her from the future to prevent the Choushin from becoming a threat in his plans to kill Tenchi. Misaki becomes the Counter-Actor thousands of years later in the future when the deaths of Azusa and Funaho drive her mad. Since Jurai soldiers were hesitant to kill Misaki, they concentrated fire on her limbs. While her limbs were wiped out from the attacks, this kept Misaki going in her destruction throughout Jurai and the current emperor pressed his soldiers to aim for vital spots. However, Misaki's body would wind up regenerating from all the damage to her body, resulting in her current appearance.
As the Choushin tried to neutralize Tenchi's out of control power, the Counter-Actor would appear to attempt strangling Tokimi to death. However, she is saved by the arrival of Kami Tenchi who is able to calm Misaki's anger and give her a kiss that causes the woman to vanish with him.
As the Counter-Actor, Misaki is capable of counteracting the influence of the Choushin on lower dimensions and threatening their existence as she could inflict harm upon them. This also seems to come into effect with other beings drawing upon a Choushin's power such as Ryoko, since it was difficult for most Juraians to inflict harm upon the space pirate under normal means. Yet in spite of this, Misaki had no problems harming Ryoko in her beatings on her when first arriving at the Misaki household. Misaki's power as the Counter-Actor is potent as such where only Kami Tenchi's power can surpass her.