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Groups Nightmare Division
Residence Kilahito
Nationality Nagadan
World Komashi
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Yumi and the Nightmare Painter
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Sukishi is an old nightmare painter foreman in Kilahito on Komashi. He has a small office in the Nightmare Division headquarters.[1]

Appearance & Personality[edit]

Sukishi is a large man with white hair and the complexion of an elderly person. He wears thick trousers and a button-up shirt.[2]


Nikaro visited Sukishi's office earlier on the night that the painter first spotted a stable nightmare, to turn in two paintings of nightmares.[3] After Nikaro did not report for work the following day, the foreman stopped by Nikaro's apartment, where he met Yumi and asked her to have the painter report in.[2] Yumi later visited Sukishi's office to report that Nikaro was sick, and he did not believe the story. When Yumi then claimed that Nikaro faced a stable nightmare, Sukishi assumed it to be a complete fabrication on Nikaro's part and did not report the sighting to the Dreamwatch.[1]

Sukishi eventually had other painters cover Nikaro's territory, after he stopped showing up for work.[4] Later, when the stable nightmare was encountered once more, Tojin reported to Sukishi, who summoned the Dreamwatch after seeing the damage caused by the creature firsthand.[5]



Sukishi is aware of the way Nikaro lied about joining the Dreamwatch and skipped his classes, giving him an extremely negative and mistrusting opinion of the painter.[1] He also dislikes the way Nikaro repeatedly uses bamboo to paint nightmares, considering the technique to be lazy.[3] He was surprised by the idea of Nikaro having a woman in his apartment, after meeting Yumi there.[1] Nikaro can sense the man's contempt for him.[1]


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