History Characters / HigurashiWhenTheyCry

21st Mar '16 12:30:57 AM Nyoomi
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* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:No, she's not the recipient. When she is getting ready to torture Keichii in Meakashi-hen/Watanagashi-hen but decides she might spare his life instead, it's implied this is going to happen. Rena and Oishi show up before she tries anything however.]]
** Note that in the VN version of Meakashi-hen, this was never implied, nor did it ever happen. [[spoiler:She already knew she was cornered, and just tasered Keiichi and went off to switch with Mion one last time.]]
** [[spoiler:Another possibility is that she was never going to rape Keiichi...but she wanted Mion to ''think'' she was. Bear in mind that she's specifically trying to torture Mion during this part of the arc.]]
18th Mar '16 4:53:58 AM Oecchi
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:She was originally a demon who ascended to godhood by dying for the sins of others.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:She was originally a demon in human form who ascended to godhood by dying for the sins of others.]]



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

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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 killed kill her to prevent her from turning "evil" again.]]



* CuteMonsterGirl: [[spoiler:Subverted; before she became a god, she was a demon who took on human form but cannot hide her horns. What a "demon" actually is is left vague. In ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' Rika confesses to her that no matter how many times Hanyū has explained who she is and where she came from, she can never understand it.]]

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* CuteMonsterGirl: [[spoiler:Subverted; before [[spoiler:Before she became a god, she was a demon who took on human form but cannot couldn't hide her horns. What a "demon" actually is is left vague. In ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' Rika confesses to her that no matter how many times Hanyū has explained who she is and where she came from, she can never understand it.]]



* HornedHumanoid: [[spoiler:It turns out that she used to be a demon whose horns remained when she took human form. Her horns were largely the reason why she was sacrificed, since many people believed her to be a demon because of them.]]

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* HornedHumanoid: [[spoiler:It turns out that she used to be a demon whose horns remained when she took human form. Her horns were largely the reason why she was sacrificed, since many people believed feared and distrusted her to be a demon because of them.]]


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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:She's a demon who took on human form, though what a demon really is in this setting is left very vague; Rika mentions that she still doesn't understand what a "demon" is even after Hanyuu explained it to her.]]
* OurGodsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:She was a demon in human form who was sacrificed and ascended to godhood after dying. She's currently worshiped in a similar manner to most Shinto gods in real life, though her reputation has been distorted over the centuries so that now everyone sees her as a malevolent force who will curse anyone who displeases her. She isn't too happy about that.]]
15th Mar '16 10:18:36 AM TheDoctorX
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** Like Hanyu, she ends all her sentences with "desu" or "nano desu", even when it makes no gramatical sense.

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** Like Hanyu, Hanyū, she ends all her sentences with "desu" or "nano desu", even when it makes no gramatical sense.



[[folder:Hanyuu]]
!!Hanyuu[[spoiler:/Oyashiro-sama/Hainryun Ieasomuru Jieda]]

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[[folder:Hanyuu]]
!!Hanyuu[[spoiler:/Oyashiro-sama/Hainryun Ieasomuru
[[folder:Hanyū]]
!!Hanyū[[spoiler:/Oyashiro-sama/Hainiryūn Ieasomūru
Jieda]]



[[caption-width-right:174:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hanyuu_True_1284.png[[/labelnote]] to see her true form]]
The mysterious "transfer student" in ''Matsuribayashi-hen''. She has a pair of dark-colored horns on her head, one which is chipped slightly. In fact, she has appeared to Rika all her life, but only in ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' did she gain the power to interact with others. She is very meek and often makes the noise "Au au au¦" when she is nervous or uncomfortable. She dislikes alcohol and kimchi, which Rika uses in large amounts when Hanyu is being particularly annoying (Hanyu's and Rika's senses are linked together).

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[[caption-width-right:174:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hanyuu_True_1284.png[[/labelnote]] to see her true adult form]]
The mysterious "transfer student" in ''Matsuribayashi-hen''. She has a pair of dark-colored horns on her head, one which is chipped slightly. In fact, she has appeared to Rika all her life, but only in ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' did does she gain the power choose to interact with others. She is very meek and often makes the noise "Au au au¦" when she is nervous or uncomfortable. She dislikes alcohol and spicy foods like kimchi, which Rika uses in large amounts when Hanyu is being particularly annoying (Hanyu's (Hanyū's and Rika's senses are linked together).



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:She was originally a human who ascended to godhood by dying for the sins of others.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:She was originally a human demon who ascended to godhood by dying for the sins of others.]]



* ContinuitySnarl: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' (the conclusion of the main storyline) and in the later ''Yumeutsushi-hen'', Hanyuu stays as a physical being... but in the in-between chapter ''Saikoroshi-hen'', she's suddenly a spirit again. This is never explained.]]

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* ContinuitySnarl: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' (the conclusion of the main storyline) and in the later ''Yumeutsushi-hen'', Hanyuu Hanyū stays as a physical being... but in the in-between chapter ''Saikoroshi-hen'', she's suddenly a spirit again. This is never explained.]]



* CuteMonsterGirl: [[spoiler:Subverted; before she became a god, she was really just a human who happened to be born with horns. The other villagers believed she had horns because of her "demon blood", but it's hinted that it's really because of a genetic defect.]]

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* CuteMonsterGirl: [[spoiler:Subverted; before she became a god, she was really just a demon who took on human who happened to be born with form but cannot hide her horns. The other villagers believed she had horns because of What a "demon" actually is is left vague. In ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' Rika confesses to her "demon blood", but it's hinted that it's really because of a genetic defect.no matter how many times Hanyū has explained who she is and where she came from, she can never understand it.]]



* DeityOfHumanOrigin: [[spoiler:She was originally a human who was sacrificed as a scapegoat in order to "atone" for the village's sins. After dying, she ascended to godhood.]]
* DeterminedDefeatist: [[spoiler:In a slightly different manner from Rika. While Rika has a tiny sliver of hope that the perfect circumstances may line up, Hanyu is only doing it because she wants to spend more time with Rika.]]

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* DeityOfHumanOrigin: [[spoiler:She was originally a demon who took human form and who was sacrificed as a scapegoat in order to "atone" for the village's sins. After dying, she ascended to godhood.]]
* DeterminedDefeatist: [[spoiler:In a slightly different manner from Rika. While Rika has a tiny sliver of hope that the perfect circumstances may line up, Hanyu Hanyū is only doing it because she wants to spend more time with Rika.]]



* FreakinessShame: She has something of a complex about her horns. Rena thinks they're cute (but then again, Rena thinks a lot of things are cute). The only one to react negatively is Takano, and even she probably didn't really care. It's implied that her complex comes not from her current-day friends' reactions (or lack thereof) but rather the fact that [[spoiler:her horns existed when she was originally human, and are a large part of the reason why she was chosen as a sacrifice.]]

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* FreakinessShame: She has something of a complex about her horns. Rena thinks they're cute (but then again, Rena thinks a lot of things are cute). The only one to react negatively is Takano, and even she probably didn't really care. It's implied that her complex comes not from her current-day friends' reactions (or lack thereof) but rather the fact that [[spoiler:her horns existed [[spoiler: when she was originally human, took on human form to mediate between demons and humans, she could not hide her horns. They are a large part of the reason why she was chosen as a sacrifice.]]



* GoingCommando: In her {{Miko}} outfit. Ironic given that [[spoiler: her real form's garb is much more conservative]].
* HornedHumanoid: [[spoiler:It turns out that she used to be a regular human who just so happened to have horns, hinted to be because of a genetic defect. Her horns were largely the reason why she was sacrificed, since many people believed her to be a demon because of them.]]

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* GoingCommando: In her {{Miko}} outfit. Ironic given that [[spoiler: her real adult form's garb is much more conservative]].
* HornedHumanoid: [[spoiler:It turns out that she used to be a regular demon whose horns remained when she took human who just so happened to have horns, hinted to be because of a genetic defect.form. Her horns were largely the reason why she was sacrificed, since many people believed her to be a demon because of them.]]



* ImmortalImmaturity: Much moreso in the anime than in the visual novel or the manga. Generally, she can ''really'' act and sound like a thousand-year old goddess when she is serious, even calling [[spoiler:Takano]] "human child" at the end of the last arc. She actually seems to have the same kind of dual personality as Rika.

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* ImmortalImmaturity: Much moreso in the anime than in the visual novel or the manga. Generally, she can ''really'' act and sound like a thousand-year old goddess when she is serious, even calling [[spoiler:Takano]] "human child" "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.



* MessianicArchetype: Subverted. Hanyu was one in the past, [[spoiler:allowing herself to be killed via Watanagashi to atone for the sins of the inhabitants of Hinamizawa]], but now disagrees with the idea of people sacrificing others in the name of purifying their own sins.

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* MessianicArchetype: Subverted. Hanyu Hanyū was one in the past, [[spoiler:allowing herself to be killed via by her own daughter to initiate the first Watanagashi Festival to atone for the sins of the inhabitants of Hinamizawa]], but now disagrees with the idea of people sacrificing others in the name of purifying their own sins.



* 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.
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: [[spoiler:For every arc until the last she is undetectable to anyone that is not named Rika or in the later stages of Hinamizawa syndrome. [[FridgeLogic It apparently never occurred to Rika to utilize her invisible ghost spy to do anything like figure out who killed Tomitake]]. Then again, Rika is still quite the child, even though it sometimes seems otherwise. And quite pessimistic at that, with the whole "what's the point" attitude.]]

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* MayDecemberRomance: According to Kotohogushi-hen, Hanyu Hanyū 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.
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: [[spoiler:For every arc until the last she is undetectable to anyone that is not named Rika or in the later stages of Hinamizawa syndrome. [[FridgeLogic It apparently never occurred to Rika to utilize her invisible ghost spy to do anything like figure out who killed Tomitake]]. Then again, Rika is still quite the child, even though it sometimes seems otherwise. And quite pessimistic at that, with the whole "what's the point" attitude.attitude since she can never seem to alter some events.]]



* NotSoImaginaryFriend: She has appeared to Rika all her life and Rika thought she was just her ImaginaryFriend. When she was growing up, Rika's mother was bothered by her "imaginary friend" Hanyu. Not helped by the fact that Hanyu taught her to cook and do laundry.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Most people call her [[spoiler:Oyashiro-sama]], people who know her call her Hanyu, but her real name is [[spoiler: Hainryun Ieasomuru Jieda. She got the nickname of Hanyu because her husband couldn't memorize her full name.]]
* OverlyLongName: [[spoiler: Hainryun Ieasomuru Jieda; to the point that her husband had trouble remembering it and shortened it to her current name, Hanyuu.]]

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* NotSoImaginaryFriend: She has appeared to Rika all her life and Rika thought she was just her ImaginaryFriend. When she was growing up, Rika's mother was bothered by her "imaginary friend" Hanyu. Hanyū. Not helped by the fact that Hanyu Hanyū taught her to cook and do laundry.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Most people call her [[spoiler:Oyashiro-sama]], people who know her call her Hanyu, Hanyū, but her real name is [[spoiler: Hainryun Ieasomuru Hainiryūn Ieasomūru Jieda. She got the nickname of Hanyu Hanyū because her husband couldn't could not memorize her full name.]]
* OverlyLongName: [[spoiler: Hainryun Ieasomuru Jieda; to the point that her husband had trouble remembering it and shortened it to her current name, Hanyuu.Hanyū.]]



** [[spoiler: Played straight in the ''Daybreak'' doujin games; compared to the rest of the cast that uses whatever weapons/tools/toys they could get their hands on, Hanyuu wields actual (powerful) magical energy blasts of varying types.]]

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** [[spoiler: Played straight in the ''Daybreak'' doujin games; compared to the rest of the cast that uses whatever weapons/tools/toys they could get their hands on, Hanyuu Hanyū wields actual (powerful) magical energy blasts of varying types.]]



* 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 won't meet again until he had grown into a young man.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:She invoked this on her own daughter, Ouka. 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 Ouka via ritual butchering. As her daughter was also the daughter of one of the village priests, this brought unity to the two factions.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: She teases Rika quite a bit when she is when Akasaka comes to her home [[spoiler:to occupy the house while she and Satoko are hiding at Mion's place.]] As a response, Rika eats dinner with Akasaka; [[FunnyMoments a super-spicy dinner.]]

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* 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 won't do not meet again until he had grown into a young man.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:She invoked this on her own daughter, Ouka. 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 Ouka Ōka via ritual butchering. As her daughter was also the daughter of one of the village priests, this brought unity to the two factions.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: She teases Rika quite a bit when she is when Akasaka comes to her home [[spoiler:to occupy the house while she and Satoko are hiding at Mion's place.]] As a response, Rika eats dinner with Akasaka; [[FunnyMoments a super-spicy dinner.]]



* {{Synchronization}}: Her senses are connected to Rika's. Though it's PlayedForLaughs rather than drama, with Rika threatening to eat spicy food whenever Hanyuu annoys her.

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* {{Synchronization}}: Her senses are connected to Rika's. Though it's PlayedForLaughs rather than drama, with Rika threatening to eat spicy food and drink alcohol whenever Hanyuu Hanyū annoys her.



* TimeMaster: [[spoiler:Can stop time, though it's only really good for speaking because when she stops time not only do bullets stop moving, but so do people. She's also the one responsible for sending Rika back in time each time.]]

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* TimeMaster: [[spoiler:Can stop time, time primarily in the manga version, though it's it is only really good for speaking because when she stops time not only do bullets stop moving, but so do people. She's also the one responsible for sending Rika back in time each time.]]



* 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 was a human, hinted to be due to a recessive genetic defect in the Furude family line. They are the reason she was declared a demon and willingly sacrificed]]. [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication None of this is mentioned in the anime]].

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* 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 was a human, hinted to be due to a recessive genetic defect in the Furude family line.took human form. They are the reason she was declared a demon and willingly sacrificed]]. [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication None of this is mentioned in the anime]].
8th Feb '16 8:09:50 AM Clevomon
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* Foil: Old, perverted, and usually implementing a very signature brand of ObfuscatingStupidity, to Akasaka's more young, straightlaced, and straightforward persona.

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* Foil: {{Foil}}: Old, perverted, and usually implementing a very signature brand of ObfuscatingStupidity, to Akasaka's more young, straightlaced, and straightforward persona.persona. He also foils a little bit against Kumagai, his relatively straightlaced assistant who is much calmer and better at negotiation, whereas Ooishi intentionally puts people off with his brash attitude.



* NotSoDifferent: In Tsumihoroboshi-hen, the narration notes that the way that Ooishi operates is actually pretty similar to the stereotypes of the {{Yakuza}}, embodied in the story by his [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]], the Sonozaki family.



* Foil: Young, straightlaced, and straightforward to Ooishi's older, perverted, and more wily persona.

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* Foil: {{Foil}}: Young, straightlaced, and straightforward to Ooishi's older, perverted, and more wily persona.
30th Jan '16 5:32:09 AM Oecchi
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* CuteBruiser: She's strong enough to shove Keiichi across the room. [[spoiler: Or off a bridge. Considering that on both these occasions she's crazed due to the effects of Hinamizawa syndrome, it isn't all that surprising.]]

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* CuteBruiser: She's strong enough to shove Keiichi across the room. [[spoiler: Or room [[spoiler:or off a bridge. bridge, and she also shoved her mother and stepfather off a cliff. Considering that on both all of these occasions she's she was crazed due to the effects of Hinamizawa syndrome, it isn't all that surprising.]]
27th Jan '16 6:55:22 PM SarcasmKid
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** Well... at least until ''Hou'', when [[spoiler: it's revealed that one of the mysterious viruses ''is'' the work of an alien. Une's, that is. It wasn't Hinamizawa Syndrome, but it was close.]]
27th Jan '16 5:17:42 PM nombretomado
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** And learned the [[SuperSmashBros Falcon Punch]] during the Level Grinding. [[spoiler:He punches a bulletproof windshield, causing it to shatter.]]

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** And learned the [[SuperSmashBros [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Falcon Punch]] during the Level Grinding. [[spoiler:He punches a bulletproof windshield, causing it to shatter.]]
16th Jan '16 5:25:05 AM Oecchi
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* OurGodsAreDifferent: Since ''Higurashi'' is a Japanese work, Oyashiro-sama takes inspiration from the many gods that exist in Shintoism, namely by being a localized god that's only worshiped by those who live in Hinamizawa.
7th Jan '16 6:26:03 PM OmegaKross
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* CuteBruiser: She's strong enough to shove Keiichi across the room. [[spoiler: Or off a bridge.]]

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* CuteBruiser: She's strong enough to shove Keiichi across the room. [[spoiler: Or off a bridge. Considering that on both these occasions she's crazed due to the effects of Hinamizawa syndrome, it isn't all that surprising.]]
3rd Jan '16 3:42:58 PM Atlantis1930
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: After everything she does over the course of Meakashi-hen, by the time she finally dies at the end, she's thoroughly unsympathetic]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: After everything she does over the course of Meakashi-hen, by the time she finally dies at the end, end she's thoroughly unsympathetic]]unsympathetic.]]
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