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23rd Jan '16 4:49:21 PM spirasen
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* SwarmOfRats: A common motif in ''Yotsuya Kaidan''. A woman's corpse is swarmed by rats, and later another woman is eaten alive. Also invoked at [[spoiler: Iemon]]'s death.

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* SwarmOfRats: A common motif in ''Yotsuya Kaidan''. Kaidan.'' A woman's corpse is swarmed by rats, and later another woman is eaten alive. Also invoked at [[spoiler: Iemon]]'s death.



* WomanInWhite: [[spoiler:Tamaki. Her few appearances had her dressed entirely in white, which is a symbol of death in Asian cultures. For the audience, this [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] her ''very'' tragic backstory]].
* WomanScorned: ''Oiwa''.

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* WomanInWhite: [[spoiler:Tamaki.[[spoiler: Tamaki. Her few appearances had her dressed entirely in white, which is a symbol of death in Asian cultures. For the audience, this [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] her ''very'' tragic backstory]].
* WomanScorned: ''Oiwa''.''Oiwa.''



14th Jan '16 2:50:38 PM Randomfan11
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* AnimalMotifs: Every time Tamaki appears, she is always surrounded by cats. [[spoiler:This [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] her involvement with the birth of the Bakeneko]].



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Nearly everyone in the Bakeneko arc]], and most of Oiwa's victims.

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Nearly [[spoiler:Nearly everyone in the Bakeneko arc]], and most of Oiwa's victims.



* CatsAreMean: Just the ''Bakeneko'' story...

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* CatsAreMean: Just the ''Bakeneko'' story...[[spoiler:though the titular character didn't start out that way]].



* DerangedAnimation: Oiwa's curse results in a couple strange sequences.

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* DerangedAnimation: Oiwa's curse results in a couple strange sequences. The "Bakeneko" short takes it UpToEleven by being ''made'' of this trope.


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* DueToTheDead: At the end the "Bakeneko" short [[spoiler:Kayo and Odajima (the family maid and samurai retainer, respectively) make a small burial shrine for the Bakeneko next to the well where Tamaki's body was discarded to reunite it with its friend as a way to apologize for the atrocities their family committed against them]].


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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Tamaki fed a kitten trapped in the family basement until it grew strong enough to escape, starving herself to the point of emaciation in the process. When her abusers beat her to death and the cat risked getting killed in protecting her, Tamaki bade it to run so it wouldn't die senselessly for her sake]].


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** The aristocratic family in "Bakeneko". By the start of the story, we learn that they have been made so poor by the matriarch's frivolous spending that they were willing to sell their daughter's marriage to the scion of a more wealthy neighboring family.


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* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:The Bakeneko in its titular arc. Its feelings of guilt and regret for failing to protect Tamaki twisted it into a vengeful and homicidal spirit bent on revenge]].


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* WomanInWhite: [[spoiler:Tamaki. Her few appearances had her dressed entirely in white, which is a symbol of death in Asian cultures. For the audience, this [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] her ''very'' tragic backstory]].
29th Aug '15 6:16:28 PM SayaAensland
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* {{Flashback}}: How [[spoiler: Tamaki]]'s story is told.

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* FanDisservice: Tamaki, a very attractive woman, is naked in most of her appearances. [[spoiler:Her body is covered in horrible bruises and she's repeatedly raped and beaten.]]
* {{Flashback}}: How [[spoiler: Tamaki]]'s [[spoiler:Tamaki]]'s story is told.
2nd Dec '14 5:03:29 PM nombretomado
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* ChiakiKonaka

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* ChiakiKonakaCreator/ChiakiKonaka
12th Aug '14 5:02:24 PM arisboch
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* DeadUnicornTrope: The author of [[spoiler:Yotsuya Kaidan]] suggested, that [[spoiler:Oiwa's curse]] may have been generated not by a real event, but by the people taking the story serious, being afraid and perpetuating [[spoiler:the curse]] with their fear.
7th Jun '14 9:37:35 AM TastySauce
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* ''Bake Neko (Goblin Cat)'', an original creation and the most famous of the arcs; it was later continued with ''Mononoke'', featuring the Medicine Seller as the main character. The story would appear again but in [[AlternateContinuity radically different form]] in the SpinOff.

Not to be confused with ''Anime/AyakashiAyashi''. For more tropes about the Medicine Seller, see ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}''.

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* ''Bake Neko (Goblin Cat)'', an original creation and the most famous of the arcs; it was later continued with ''Mononoke'', featuring the Medicine Seller Peddler as the main character. The story would appear again but in [[AlternateContinuity radically different form]] in the SpinOff.

Not to be confused with ''Anime/AyakashiAyashi''. For more tropes about the Medicine Seller, Peddler, see ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}''.
1st Sep '13 5:18:09 PM Willbyr
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''Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales'' is the less remembered anime series from which ''{{Mononoke}}'' originates. Eleven episodes long, it consists of three self-contained arcs, each with very different animation styles:

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''Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales'' is the less remembered anime series from which ''{{Mononoke}}'' ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'' originates. Eleven episodes long, it consists of three self-contained arcs, each with very different animation styles:



* ''Bake Neko (Goblin Cat)'', an original creation and the most famous of the arcs; it was later continued with ''{{Mononoke}}'', featuring the Medicine Seller as the main character. The story would appear again but in [[AlternateContinuity radically different form]] in the SpinOff.

Not to be confused with ''AyakashiAyashi''. For more tropes about the Medicine Seller, see ''{{Mononoke}}''.
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* ''Bake Neko (Goblin Cat)'', an original creation and the most famous of the arcs; it was later continued with ''{{Mononoke}}'', ''Mononoke'', featuring the Medicine Seller as the main character. The story would appear again but in [[AlternateContinuity radically different form]] in the SpinOff.

Not to be confused with ''AyakashiAyashi''. ''Anime/AyakashiAyashi''. For more tropes about the Medicine Seller, see ''{{Mononoke}}''.
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''Anime/{{Mononoke}}''.

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23rd Jul '13 12:13:23 PM MacronNotes
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* RuleOfScary: Oume's poison, administered orally, can permanently disfigure someone's face in just a couple hours. [[hottip: *: For why this is problematic, see PerfectPoison.]]

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* RuleOfScary: Oume's poison, administered orally, can permanently disfigure someone's face in just a couple hours. [[hottip: *: For [[note]]For why this is problematic, see PerfectPoison.]][[/note]]
5th Apr '13 5:15:07 AM Austin
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* GainaxEnding: Yotsuya Kaidan.


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* MindScrew: Just what was the deal with Nanboku, [[MediumBlending the live action sequence]], and Oiwa's curse (Yotsuya Kaidan)?
6th Feb '13 1:34:03 PM sorako
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* NakedFirstImpression: Zushonosuke first encounters Tomihime while she's bathing in a lake.
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