inuyasha as born half-demon and half-human. Because of this, he was ostracized by both human and demon
communities. His human mother was the only one alive who seemed to care for him. Inuyasha grew to desire the Shiloh Jewel, knowing that it could make him a full demon, or full human. His isolation caused him to become bitter, though not heartless, as he would still protect others from danger. He was pinned to a sacred tree by a sealing arrow by the priestess Kikyo ( an agent of the Power of the Stars ) after he attempted to steal the Shikon no Tami. Kagome Higurashi released him from the seal fifty years later, but soon after, she accidentally shattered the Shikon Jewel into hundreds of fragments. They reluctantly agreed to work together as a team to recover all of the fragments that had scattered across Feudal Japan before they fall into the wrong hands.