History Characters / HigurashiWhenTheyCry

29th Apr '17 12:45:46 PM sorako
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* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: The reason she refuses to talk about Satoshi is because she was unable to save him.]]
** [[spoiler: To clarify, Satoshi specifically asked her for help dealing with his obviously abusive aunt, but Mion's grandmother ordered her not to. The only thing Mion did (could do?) was establish a 'safe zone' at their school where the Houjous were not ostracized or bullied. She blames herself for Satoshi's trauma, believing that if she had had the courage to rebel against her family, he would be alive. Which may or may not be true. It should be noted, however, that this was happening around the time when ''Shion'' tried to rebel against the Sonozakis and got three fingernails ripped out in a formalized torture ritual because of it.]]

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* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: The reason she refuses to talk about Satoshi is because she was unable to save him.]]
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To clarify, Satoshi specifically asked her for help dealing with his obviously abusive aunt, but Mion's grandmother ordered her not to. The only thing Mion did (could do?) was establish a 'safe zone' at their school where the Houjous were not ostracized or bullied. She blames herself for Satoshi's trauma, believing that if she had had the courage to rebel against her family, he would be alive. Which may or may not be true. It should be noted, however, that this was happening around the time when ''Shion'' tried to rebel against the Sonozakis and got three fingernails ripped out in a formalized torture ritual because of it.]]



** Then again, she is a YakuzaPrincess and heir apparent of the Sonozaki household.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The games reveals that [[EverybodyKnewAlready everyone did notice her horns]] but avoided mentioning them because they either were [[IgnoreTheDisability too polite]], [[FreakyIsCool they liked them]] or they thought they were some kind of accessory. It was the BigBad crudely pointing them out that jogged her and Rika's memory. Interestingly, [[spoiler:she had them even when she took human form. They are the reason she was declared a demon and willingly sacrificed]]. [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication None of this is mentioned in the anime]].
** [[MemeticMutation Why doesn't anyone her horns?]]

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Subverted. The games reveals reveal that [[EverybodyKnewAlready everyone did ''did'' notice her horns]] horns but avoided mentioning them because they either were [[IgnoreTheDisability too polite]], [[FreakyIsCool they liked them]] or they thought they were some kind of accessory. It was the BigBad crudely pointing them out that jogged her and Rika's memory. Interestingly, [[spoiler:she had them even when she took human form. They are the reason she was declared a demon and willingly sacrificed]]. [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication None of this is mentioned in the anime]].
** [[MemeticMutation Why doesn't anyone her horns?]]
accessory.



* TheVoice: Until ''Minagoroshi-hen.'' "Gomen nasai..."
** In Onikakushi, in at least the sound novel remakes, you can hear her in the scene where Keiichi looks out his window at Rena. It's scary.

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* TheVoice: Until ''Minagoroshi-hen.'' "Gomen nasai..."
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''Minagoroshi-hen'', she only appears in the form of a mysterious voice. In Onikakushi, ''Onikakushi'', in at least the sound novel remakes, you can hear her in the scene where Keiichi looks out his window at Rena. It's scary.



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:She killed her own mother, at request of the latter to prevent her from one day turning evil again and bringing peace to the village.]]
10th Apr '17 10:06:20 PM sorako
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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Seemingly sugary, but cool underneath.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Seemingly sugary, but cool underneath.TheStoic: When she's not her usual self.



* TheStoic: When she's not her usual self.



* RescueRomance: A weird variation. [[spoiler:She was the one who rescued Riku while he was still a baby from a house burned by "half-blood" (implied to be those infected by the syndrome) but they do not meet again until he had grown into a young man.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:She invoked this on her own daughter, Ōka. As part of the deal to allow her people to live in Hinamizawa, she allowed herself to be set up as a scapegoat and killed by Ōka via ritual butchering. As her daughter was also the daughter of one of the village priests, this brought unity to the two factions.]]



* SilentScapegoat: [[spoiler:As part of the deal to allow her people to live in Hinamizawa, Hanyu allowed herself to be set up as a scapegoat and killed by Ōka via ritual butchering. As her daughter was also the daughter of one of the village priests, this brought unity to the two factions.]]



* ForgottenFirstMeeting: [[spoiler:Hanyu rescued Riku while he was still a baby from a house burned by "half-blood" (implied to be those infected by the syndrome) but they do not meet again until he had grown into a young man.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: With Hanyu. [[spoiler:He was a human and she was a demon in human form.]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Hanyu. [[spoiler:She was from a LongLivedRace of demons and she met him when he was still a ''baby''.]]



* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Ancestor]]: Except for her hair being a slightly lighter shade of purple, she looks identical to Rika. She's voiced by the same seiyuu as well.
* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:She sacrifices her mother, Hanyu, in a ritual to atone for the village's sins]].
* ThemeNaming: Both her name and Rika's use a type of flower for the first character and share the final character "ka."
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[[folder:Minor Characters]]
!!Chisato Saeki and Tamako Makimura
!!!Voiced by: Creator/EriKitamura (JP - Chisato, ''Kizuna''), Creator/RinaSato (JP - Chisato, ''Sui'') Creator/YukariFukui (JP - Tamako)
Two of Natsumi's friends. Both of them first appeared in the Onisarashi-hen manga and were given expanded roles (especially Chisato) in the DS remakes of that arc, Someutsushi-hen and Kageboshi-hen.


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* FamilyThemeNaming: Both her name and Rika's use a type of flower for the first character and share the final character "ka."
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Half-demon.]]
* IdenticalAncestor: Except for her hair being a slightly lighter shade of purple, she looks identical to Rika. She's voiced by the same seiyuu as well.
* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:She sacrifices her mother, Hanyu, in a ritual to atone for the village's sins.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:She killed her own mother, at request of the latter to prevent her from one day turning evil again and bringing peace to the village.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She had blue hair like Rika, but in a slightly lighter shade of purple.
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[[folder:Minor Characters]]
!!Chisato Saeki and Tamako Makimura
!!!Voiced by: Creator/EriKitamura (JP - Chisato, ''Kizuna''), Creator/RinaSato (JP - Chisato, ''Sui'') Creator/YukariFukui (JP - Tamako)
Two of Natsumi's friends. Both of them first appeared in the Onisarashi-hen manga and were given expanded roles (especially Chisato) in the DS remakes of that arc, Someutsushi-hen and Kageboshi-hen.
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10th Apr '17 9:41:44 PM sorako
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* ImmortalImmaturity: Generally, she can act and sound like a thousand-year old goddess when she is serious, even calling [[spoiler:Takano]] "child of man" at the end of the last arc. She actually seems to have the same kind of dual personality as Rika. The same voice actress voices her "child" and "adult" voices.
** In addition, she demonstrates some stunning immaturity by refusing to so much as apologize for [[spoiler:stealing Tamura's offering, even though that minor transgression is what motivated Tamura to let Une's threat spread to a global scale]]. DisproportionateRetribution or not, what Hanyū did in that moment was wrong and yet she still can't bring herself to even say sorry to someone [[spoiler:who put the whole world in danger]].

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* ImmortalImmaturity: Generally, she can act and sound like a thousand-year old goddess when she is serious, even calling [[spoiler:Takano]] "child of man" at the end of the last arc. She actually seems to have the same kind of dual personality as Rika. The same voice actress voices her "child" and "adult" voices.
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voices. In addition, she demonstrates some stunning immaturity by refusing to so much as apologize for [[spoiler:stealing Tamura's offering, even though that minor transgression is what motivated Tamura to let Une's threat spread to a global scale]]. DisproportionateRetribution or not, what Hanyū did in that moment was wrong and yet she still can't bring herself to even say sorry to someone [[spoiler:who put the whole world in danger]].



* InterspeciesRomance: In life, [[spoiler:Hanyu was a demon who took human form. She married a human man and they had a daughter together.]]



* MayflyDecemberRomance: According to Kotohogushi-hen, Hanyu first met her husband [[spoiler:when he was just a baby]]! Added to the fact that she's mentioned to be "long-lived" and this is in full effect.



* MayDecemberRomance: According to Kotohogushi-hen, Hanyu first met her husband [[spoiler:when he was just a baby]]! Added to the fact that she's mentioned to be "long-lived" and this is in full effect.
10th Apr '17 9:28:53 PM sorako
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* ImmortalImmaturity: [[spoiler:While she says she's mentally hundreds of years old, it becomes clear that it's not true. Instead, she's actually grown desperate rather than truly growing old. While she does not act her apparent age (somewhere around nine to eleven) it's clear that she's really still pretty childish.]]

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* ImmortalImmaturity: [[spoiler:While she says she's mentally hundreds of years old, it becomes clear that it's not true. Instead, she's actually grown desperate rather than truly growing old. This can also be explained by the fact that her body has not yet reached puberty, so her brain is not fully developed, and thus she simply cannot be completely adult in mind since she is not physically capable of it. While she does not act her apparent age (somewhere around nine to eleven) it's clear that she's really still pretty childish. Considering how she's spent hundreds of years hanging out with kids and teenagers and acting like a kid to fit it, it's also likely that she doesn't know ''how'' to act like an adult.]]



* OlderThanSheLooks: Technically, Rika would be a 700 year old in a little girl's body.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:She's mentally much older than her physical form due to the time loops, though not as much as she thinks: note that her way of thinking has never really matured. This can also be explained by the fact that her body has not yet reached puberty, so her brain is not fully developed, and thus she simply cannot be completely adult in mind since she is not physically capable of it. Considering how she's spent hundreds of years hanging out with kids and teenagers and acting like a kid to fit it, it's also likely that she doesn't know ''how'' to act like an adult.]]

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:She's mentally much older than her physical form due to the time loops, though not as much as she thinks: note that her way of thinking has never really matured. This can also [[spoiler:Technically, Rika would be explained by the fact that her body has not yet reached puberty, so her brain is not fully developed, and thus she simply cannot be completely adult a 700 year old in mind since she is not physically capable of it. Considering how she's spent hundreds of years hanging out with kids and teenagers and acting like a kid to fit it, it's also likely that she doesn't know ''how'' to act like an adult.little girl's body.]]



%%* VagueAge



* AllLovingHero: She is all about love and forgiveness. [[spoiler: Even people she professes to hate, like Takano, she is willing to forgive and even sacrifice her life for when it comes down to it.]]

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* AllLovingHero: AdaptationalCurves: Her ghost form has a more adult appearance in the manga, making her considerably more busty.
* AllLovingHeroine:
She is all about love and forgiveness. [[spoiler: Even people she professes to hate, like Takano, [[spoiler:like Takano,]] she is willing to forgive and even sacrifice her life for when it comes down to it.]]



* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:She was forced to kill her husband who was "possessed" by pure-blood demon to save him. She also had her daughter kill her to prevent her from turning "evil" again.]]
* TheCameo: She appears [[http://www.dm5.com/m91107-p6/ in a single panel]] in the manga version of Umineko.

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* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:She was forced to kill her husband who was "possessed" by pure-blood demon to save him. She also had her daughter kill her to prevent her from turning "evil" again.]]
* TheCameo: She appears [[http://www.dm5.com/m91107-p6/ in a single panel]] panel in the manga version of Umineko.Episode 6 of ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' [[spoiler:as the GameMaster who trapped Bernkastel/Rika in a hellish {{Unwinnable}} game]].



* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:She was forced to kill her husband who was "possessed" by pure-blood demon to save him. She also had her daughter kill her to prevent her from turning "evil" again.]]



* FanservicePack: Her ghost form has a more adult appearance in the manga, making her considerably more busty.



* GoingCommando: In her {{Miko}} outfit. Ironic given that [[spoiler: her adult form's garb is much more conservative]].

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* GoingCommando: In her {{Miko}} outfit. Ironic given that [[spoiler: her adult form's garb is much more conservative]].conservative.



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%%* {{Miko}}* {{Miko}}: She wears a miko outfit in her spirit form.



* OverlyLongName: [[spoiler: Hainryun Ieasomuru Jieda; to the point that her husband had trouble remembering it and shortened it to her current name, Hanyu.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: A weird example. She replaced Rika's mother in teaching her cooking, sewing and so on, while the latter was ''alive and living with her''. Naturally, her real mother was pretty freaked out and upset to see her daughter talk with an ImaginaryFriend ''and'' do things she never taught her. [[spoiler:Probably not made better by the fact that as soon as Rika was born the villagers started adoring her instead of her mother.]]

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* OverlyLongName: [[spoiler: Hainryun Ieasomuru Jieda; to the point that her husband had trouble remembering it and shortened it to her current name, Hanyu.Jieda.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: A weird example. She replaced Rika's mother in teaching her cooking, sewing and so on, while the latter was ''alive and living with her''. Naturally, her real mother was pretty freaked out and upset to see her daughter talk with an ImaginaryFriend a NotSoImaginaryFriend ''and'' do things she never taught her. [[spoiler:Probably not made better by the fact that as soon as Rika was born the villagers started adoring her instead of her mother.]]


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* SomeCallMeTim: Her real name is so long that [[spoiler:her husband]] had trouble remembering it and shortened it to her current name, Hanyu.
10th Apr '17 1:41:31 AM darksoul4242
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* IHaveManyNames: She uses a different alias for each of her contacts, such as "Maizawa", "Watanbe" and "Takagi". Even Nomura might be a forgery.

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* IHaveManyNames: She uses a different alias for each of her contacts, such as "Maizawa", "Watanbe" "Watanabe" and "Takagi". Even Nomura might be a forgery.



** Subverted in Miotsukushi-hen [[spoiler:as she mentioned to be arrested(offscreen).]]

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** Subverted in Miotsukushi-hen [[spoiler:as she mentioned to be arrested(offscreen).arrested (offscreen).]]
10th Apr '17 1:36:55 AM darksoul4242
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* TheCharmer: When Shion wants to be, she is very charismatic. This is especially clear in the Watangashi chapter, where newcomer Keiichi has none of the locals' fear of her family, and she basically waltzes in and [[{{TheGadFly}} starts fucking with him.]]

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* TheCharmer: When Shion wants to be, she is very charismatic. This is especially clear in the Watangashi Watanagashi chapter, where newcomer Keiichi has none of the locals' fear of her family, and she basically waltzes in and [[{{TheGadFly}} starts fucking with him.]]
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* TheHeart: [[spoiler:When he's not a VillainProtagonist.]] Rika and Hanyu comment in the manga that he is the 'piece' that brings change to Hinamizawa. Because Hinamizawa is a village so traditionalist and unchanging that its people have begun to stagnate, it is very important that he comes and stirs up their preconceptions - in particular, changing the ostracising attitude that many have towards the Houjou family. In Matsuribayashi-hen [[spoiler:Rika and Hanyu are shown to takes measures to ensure Keeichi moves to Hinamizawa.]]

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* TheHeart: [[spoiler:When he's not a VillainProtagonist.]] Rika and Hanyu comment in the manga that he is the 'piece' that brings change to Hinamizawa. Because Hinamizawa is a village so traditionalist and unchanging that its people have begun to stagnate, it is very important that he comes and stirs up their preconceptions - in particular, changing the ostracising attitude that many have towards the Houjou family. In Matsuribayashi-hen [[spoiler:Rika and Hanyu are shown to takes measures to ensure Keeichi Keiichi moves to Hinamizawa.]]
9th Apr '17 11:50:12 PM darksoul4242
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Okonogi gives Takano this treatment when he realizes things aren't going their way. Presumably she doesn't fair any better on other sequences. Strangely enough, this surprises her despite the fact that she knew it would happen ''even if she won.'']]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Okonogi gives Takano this treatment when he realizes things aren't going their way. Presumably she doesn't fair fare any better on other sequences. Strangely enough, this surprises her despite the fact that she knew it would happen ''even if she won.'']]
9th Apr '17 10:02:36 AM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: To [[RozenMaiden Suigintou]]. They even share the same actress.

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* {{Expy}}: To [[RozenMaiden [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suigintou]]. They even share the same actress.
30th Mar '17 6:25:38 AM Dravencour
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* BerserkButton: During the arcs where she is a Yandere, even ''looking'' at Satoshi in a way she doesn't like is a good way to set her off. Special mention goes to [[spoiler:her bullying of Satoko for calling him ''nii-nii'']].
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