History Anime / Mononoke

18th Apr '16 8:57:54 PM rangelique
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** Kayo (and later, Chiyo), too. She also dresses in a rather bright and lavish way for a servant, and her behaviour and overall style are quite modern and animesque compared to other characters. It's possible her look is a play on modern teenagers and fashion subcultures such as gyaru, which stereotypically features a tan, but there's no indication of where she's from or any comment on her looks.
** The innkeeper and her assistant from the Zashiki-warashi arc are also dark-skinned; it can be assumed it's meant to be a sign of age in the innkeeper, but her assistant's appearance has no apparent explanation.
16th Mar '16 8:16:02 PM SinNanna
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* Badass: The Medicine Seller, oh so very much. How else can we describe a man who not only confronts mononoke--with a calm smirk, no less--but has also slayed them for [[spoiler: centuries?]]

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* Badass: {{Badass}}: The Medicine Seller, oh so very much. How else can we describe a man who not only confronts mononoke--with a calm smirk, no less--but has also slayed them for [[spoiler: centuries?]]
7th Mar '16 6:40:40 AM Derkhan
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-> ''"[[BlatantLies I'm just a simple medicine seller.]]"''

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-> ''"[[BlatantLies I'm ''"I'm just a simple medicine seller.]]"''
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* BlackEyesOfEvil[=/=]RedEyesTakeWarning: Played with. The Medicine Man's other form has red irises and black sclera; while he isn't "evil" per se, if you're a mononoke you had better stay well clear.
** [[spoiler:The Bakeneko in the last episode, made particularly scary by the fact that the eyes are seemingly sketched-in and ''swirling around her eye sockets''.]]

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* BlackEyesOfEvil[=/=]RedEyesTakeWarning: BlackEyesOfEvil: Played with. The Medicine Man's other form has red irises and black sclera; while he isn't "evil" per se, if you're a mononoke you had better stay well clear. \n** [[spoiler:The Bakeneko in the last episode, made particularly scary by the fact that the eyes are seemingly sketched-in and ''swirling around her eye sockets''.]]



* BloodFromTheMouth: In the manga, the Medicine Seller [[http://mangafox.me/manga/mononoke/v02/c015/11.html coughs blood]] after the Bakeneko socks him in the chest.

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* BloodFromTheMouth: In the manga, the Medicine Seller [[http://mangafox.me/manga/mononoke/v02/c015/11.html coughs blood]] blood after the Bakeneko socks him in the chest.



* TheDreaded: Apparently, the [[HorrifyingTheHorror Medicine Seller]] is this to mononoke and ayakashi. It's implied that one of the only reasons why mononoke attack him is because they can't resist their own compulsions. And Nue, one of the few mononoke who doesn't recognize him? As soon as it figures out who the Medicine Seller really is, it becomes [[OhCrap absolutely terrified.]]



* OlderThanTheyLook[=/=]ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: It's implied the main character has been around a ''long'' time. Even in the Bakeneko arc, set about 200 years later than the others, he still retains his youthful looks.



* PointyEars[=/=]UnusualEars: The Medicine Man, which make him look vaguely elf-like.

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* PointyEars[=/=]UnusualEars: PointyEars: The Medicine Man, which make him look vaguely elf-like.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: It's implied the main character has been around a ''long'' time. Even in the Bakeneko arc, set about 200 years later than the others, he still retains his youthful looks.
* RedEyesTakeWarning:
** The Medicine Man's other form has red irises and black sclera, and he usually emerges when it's time to get rid of malevolent mononoke or slice something up.
** The Bakeneko in the last episode, made particularly scary by the fact that the eyes are seemingly sketched-in and ''swirling around her eye sockets''.



* TheDreaded: Apparently, the [[HorrifyingTheHorror Medicine Seller]] is this to mononoke and ayakashi. It's implied that one of the only reasons why mononoke attack him is because they can't resist their own compulsions. And Nue, one of the few mononoke who doesn't recognize him? As soon as it figures out who the Medicine Seller really is, it becomes [[OhCrap absolutely terrified.]]
16th Jan '16 4:17:51 PM TSV
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* TheDreaded: Apparently, the [[HorrifyingTheHorror Medicine Seller]] is this to mononoke and ayakashi. It's implied that one of the only reasons why mononoke attack him is because they can't resist their own compulsions. And Nue, one of the few mononoke who doesn't recognize him? As soon as it figures out who the Medicine Seller really is, it becomes [[OhCrap absolutely terrified.]]
16th Jan '16 4:14:15 PM TSV
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* AgentPeacock: The eponymous Medicine Seller himself. He crossdresses in an obi, paints his nails, and speaks with a traditionally feminine politeness. That doesn't stop him from [[BadAss absolutely]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu demolishing]] [[HorrifyingTheHorror mononoke]].


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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The [[BadAss Medicine Seller]] does this in every arc. Despite being [[AmbiguouslyHuman human]], he's somehow able to kill mononoke. Hell, he not only kills them, but by his own [[BadassBoast admission]], he [[HorrifyingTheHorror absolutely terrifies them]]!!


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* OhCrap: In the Nue arc, the mononoke reacts with pants-crapping terror the very moment the [[HorrifyingTheHorror Medicine Seller transforms]].
14th Jan '16 7:10:36 PM Randomfan11
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* BittersweetEnding: To almost every arc.

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* BittersweetEnding: To almost every arc. Especially the Nue arc where [[spoiler:although thousands of people died seeking the Toudaiji, the Medicine Man manages to exorcise the Nue and destroy the Toudaiji, which is actually a rotting ordinary piece of wood, allowing the spirits of the deceased to pass on to the afterlife while preventing anyone from becoming future victims]].


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** The Zashiki-warashi [[spoiler:was the result of multiple abortions made against their mothers' will so they can continue working as prostitutes. As such, the spirits of the unborn babies haunted the place they died in until they found a woman who was completely willing to "give birth" to them - namely Shino, who happened to be pregnant]].
** The Umibōzu [[spoiler: was the darker half of Genkei who, unable to accept the fact that he harbored incestuous feelings towards his beloved sister and that he felt happy when she became the ayakashi's sacrifice in his place, had discarded those darker feelings which gave birth to a mononoke. Remember that fish person who was revealing everyone's worst fear? It was Genkei's mononoke, trying to make him acknowledge and accept his feelings regarding his deceased sister.]]
** The Noppera-bō [[spoiler:was born from Cho's long-suppressed wish to be free and live her life as she wanted. For years she had to put up with her abusive mother, husband, and in-laws, and in order to please them she erased everything, including her own personality, to fit their high expectations, unwittingly turning herself into a mononoke in the process.]]
** The Nue [[spoiler:is actually a rotting piece of wood that is rumored to give the person who wields it great power, and as a result is heavily sought after. The reason why it keeps killing people is because it loves the feeling of being regarded so highly, and keeps the souls of those people it murdered from passing on so they'll keep looking for it.]]
** The Bakeneko (no, [[Anime/AyakashiSamuraiHorrorTales not that one]]) [[spoiler: was the vengeful spirit of a young female news reporter who merged herself with a cat that happened to be there at the time of her death. She discovered that the mayor was involved with some dubious dealings regarding the funds for the construction of the new train station, and she wanted to publish her findings. The mayor requested that her boss persuade her from publishing it as it will result in a huge scandal and possibly put the trains out of business. However the news reporter's boss went and burned her findings, strangled her, and dropped her on the train tracks where he left her to be run over by a oncoming train. She has been looking for her killer ever since, venting her anger, grief and hatred on those people who may have been connected to the man who killed her.]]
* GirlishPigtails: Chiyo wears her hair in braids.


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* HairDecorations: Chiyo wears a single red flower in her hair.


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* MysticalWhiteHair: The Medicine Seller's mononoke-slaying persona, who also has RapunzelHair.
9th Jan '16 10:56:56 PM TSV
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* Badass: The Medicine Seller, oh so very much. How else can we describe a man who not only confronts mononoke--with a calm smirk, no less--but has also slayed them for [[spoiler: centuries?]]


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* HorrifyingTheHorror: The Medicine Seller outright states in the fourth episode that his invitation is what ayakashi and mononoke fear the most. Justified, since the Medicine Seller, in his human form, is strong enough to hold powerful mononoke at bay for a limited period of time, and his other form can outright kill them. It's quite possible that, while not shown in the series, most ayakashi would rather flee than confront a man who survived fighting mononoke for [[spoiler: centuries]], and that the mononoke only fight him because they cannot resist their compulsions.


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* MuggingTheMonster: In the Nue arc, the mononoke attempted to torture the Medicine Seller via an [[spoiler: eternal GroundhogDayLoop.]] Needless to say, the mononoke very soon came to [[OhCrap regret]] it.


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* WholesomeCrossdresser: The Medicine Seller wears an obi, traditional women's wear, and paints his nails. Doesn't stop him from being any less Badass though.
7th Nov '15 2:58:23 PM LadyYuki
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* BadassBoast: The Medicine Seller gives one in the Umi-Bozu arc.
--> "Ayakashi, Mononoke, Umi Bozu. As long as darkness exists within the hearts of men, there will always be more. Let them come, for my invitation is what they fear most."
13th Sep '15 2:02:52 PM nombretomado
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* LargeHam: The minstrel and the minstrel-like-fish-demon-thing who appear in the Umi-Bozu arc. To be fair, the latter ''was'' voiced by NorioWakamoto.

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* LargeHam: The minstrel and the minstrel-like-fish-demon-thing who appear in the Umi-Bozu arc. To be fair, the latter ''was'' voiced by NorioWakamoto.Creator/NorioWakamoto.
29th Aug '15 6:15:52 PM SayaAensland
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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.]]
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