History Characters / TheRing

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* DeathGlare: A literal one; it's how she kills her victims in the films.



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25th Feb '16 4:27:19 PM Evilgidgit
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Sadako's TV incarnation tries to get Mitsuo Ando's wife to stab him to death for causing their son's own demise, but it ends up leading to the couple to make peace when Ando apologises. Sadako is so shocked that she can't understand why they cast aside their hatred.



** ''Sadako 3D'' saw the creation of a new suicide video that was online. Computers, laptops and phones were haunted in its sequel.
* HealingFactor: Shown to heal an old man's disability in ''Ring 0''.
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Sadako is a hermaphrodite, meaning she is a woman but is genetically male and has a man's privates. She also has Androgen insensitivity syndrome, an intersex condition that means she cannot give birth. In ''Spiral'', [[spoiler: the reborn Sadako gains the ability to give birth, making her, as she puts it, "A complete hermaphrodite."]]

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** ''Sadako 3D'' saw the creation of a new suicide video that was online. Computers, laptops and phones were haunted in its the sequel.
* HealingFactor: Shown to heal an old man's disability in ''Ring 0''.
0''. Sadly this is the only good thing she does with her powers.
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Sadako is a hermaphrodite, meaning she is a woman but is genetically male and has a man's privates. She also has Androgen insensitivity syndrome, an intersex condition that means she cannot give birth. This revelation tragically leads her plunge down the well in the novels. In ''Spiral'', [[spoiler: the reborn Sadako gains the ability to give birth, making her, as she puts it, "A complete hermaphrodite."]]



** Becomes this in the television series.



* PsychicPowers: Sadako pretty much has displayed the entire variety of powers listed on the trope's page. Her most notably power is psychography (or "nensha") which she used to create the videotape. [[spoiler: Also able to alter the genetics of human biology, and mutate a smallpox strand with her DNA into a virus able to cause tumours, heart attacks, and impregnate women with said DNA to ensure that she can be resurrected, as well as create clones of the dead.]]

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* PsychicPowers: Sadako pretty much has displayed the entire variety of powers listed on the trope's page. Her most notably power is psychography (or "nensha") which she used to create the videotape. [[spoiler: Also In the novels, she is able to alter the genetics of human biology, and mutate a smallpox strand with her DNA into a virus able to cause tumours, heart attacks, and impregnate women with said DNA to ensure that she can be resurrected, as well as create clones of the dead.]]



* ShrinkingViolet: In ''Ring 0''.
* StarCrossedLovers: Sadako and Toyama.

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* ShrinkingViolet: In ''Ring 0''.
0'', she is very shy and quiet, and only opens up to Toyama.
* StarCrossedLovers: Sadako and Toyama. Sadly DoomedByCanon.
* StartOfDarkness: Thrown down a well leads to her becoming a vengeful ghost.



* ThrownDownAWell: Leading to her death and StartOfDarkness.
* TraumaCongaLine: Where to begin? In the novels, Shizuko loses her second child to illness, becomes depressed and eventually commits suicide, joins an acting troupe and finds love but a recording of Sadako and her boyfriend Toyama having sex kills six people, her father develops tuberculosis, and then she is raped by Jotaro Nagao who discovers [[spoiler: she is a hermaphrodite]] and chucks her down a well to her death.
** In the films, she is abandoned at birth for a day, kills a journalist, her mother commits suicide, her out-of-control powers lead to several deaths and she is the victim of a WitchHunt, murders all of her tormentors, is thrown down a well by her father, [[spoiler: and survives down there for thirty years]].

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* ThrownDownAWell: Leading to her death and StartOfDarkness.
The best known example.
* TraumaCongaLine: Where to begin? In the novels, Shizuko her mother loses her second child to illness, becomes depressed and eventually commits suicide, Sadako joins an acting troupe and finds love but a recording of Sadako and her boyfriend Toyama having sex kills six people, her father develops tuberculosis, and then she is raped by Jotaro Nagao who discovers [[spoiler: she is a hermaphrodite]] hermaphrodite and chucks her down a well to her death.
** In the films, she is abandoned at birth for a day, birth, kills a journalist, her mother commits suicide, her out-of-control powers lead to several deaths and she is the victim of a WitchHunt, murders all of her tormentors, tormentors including her harmless boyfriend, is thrown down a well by her father, [[spoiler: and survives down there for thirty years]].



* BadassNormal

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* BadassNormalBadassNormal: Very determined to solve the mystery of the videotape, particularly when his wife and daughter watch it.



* IntrepidReporter

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* IntrepidReporterIntrepidReporter: Goes to great lengths to uncover the truth behind the videotape.



* PapaWolf

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* PapaWolfPapaWolf: Comes off as a bit of a reluctant parent, finding his daughter Yoko's constant crying to be a bother. However, as soon as he learns his family have voiced the videotape, his true devotion to his daughter comes out.
** Also a good single parent to Yoichi in the TV series.



* TheAce

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* TheAceTheAce: Very smart and a genius in intuition, mathematics, and medicine.
* AxCrazy: His TV counterpart is, particularly if anyone messes with Mai.



* AxCrazy: His TV counterpart is, particularly if anyone messes with Mai.
* BadassBeard

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* AxCrazy: His TV counterpart is, particularly if anyone messes with Mai.
* BadassBeard
BadassBeard: Sports one in the films.



* PunchClockHero

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* PunchClockHeroPunchClockHero: Claims to have raped several girls in the books.



* TheChick



* ShrinkingViolet

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* ShrinkingViolet
SparedByTheAdaption: Survives the film series.



* GuiltComplex
* KilledOffForReal: TV only. Performs a HeroicSacrifice to prevent the spreading of the cursed video. However, he is revived by his loved ones as a clone, but expires quickly after due to the short lifespan of Sadako's clones without medication.

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* GuiltComplex
GuiltComplex: For Takanori's death.
* KilledOffForReal: TV only. [[spoiler: Performs a HeroicSacrifice to prevent the spreading of the cursed video. However, he is revived by his loved ones as a clone, but expires quickly after due to the short lifespan of Sadako's clones without medication.]]



* AmateurSleuth

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* AmateurSleuthAmateurSleuth: Has no background as a detective, but is bright enough to investigate the M.H.V.



* TheHero

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* TheHeroTheHero: Of ''Loop''.



* TheMedic

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* TheMedicTheMedic: Works as a medical student.



* BadassBeard



* AmateurSleuth
* TheCoroner

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* AmateurSleuth
* TheCoroner
TheCoroner: Works as a coroner alongside Ando.



* HotScientist



* DontGoInTheWoods: Subverted. Tomoko and co. to a relatively popular camp ground. It is inside their cabin they find terror.
* InnocentBystander
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* OurGhostsAreDifferent

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* DontGoInTheWoods: Subverted. Tomoko and co. to a relatively popular camp ground. It is inside their cabin where they find terror.
* InnocentBystander
InnocentBystander: Find and watch the videotape by happenstance and die unaware of the rules to escape death.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: All four of them.
* OurGhostsAreDifferentOurGhostsAreDifferent: In the film, Tomoko's ghost is manipulated by Sadako into convincing Yoichi to watch the tape. As Ryuji puts it, "She isn't Tomoko anymore."



* SacrificialLamb

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* SacrificialLambSacrificialLamb: Killed off to kick off the plot.



* VictimOfTheWeek

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* VictimOfTheWeek
VictimOfTheWeek: A fitting trope, since they die a week after watching the tape.



* BrokenBird

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* BrokenBirdBrokenBird: Didn't have the easiest of lives. Dead son, superpowered daughter, and humiliated by the press lead to her suicide.



* ParentalAbandonment
* PosthumousCharacter: Been dead for at least thirty years by the time the story kicks off.

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* ParentalAbandonment
ParentalAbandonment: Kills herself and abandons Sadako in the process.
* PosthumousCharacter: Been dead for at least thirty years by the time the story kicks off. [[spoiler: Averted in the TV series.]]



* TheProfessor

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* TheProfessorTheProfessor: Was a professor in Tokyo University.



* GrumpyBear

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* GrumpyBearGrumpyBear: Not the most approachable person, but with good reason.



The female equivalent for Kazuyuki, Reiko fulfils the same role as he does in ''Ring'', investigating rumours of a cursed videotape following the death of her niece Tomoko. She often leaves her son Yoichi home alone, and is ex-wife to Ryuji.

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The female equivalent for Kazuyuki, Reiko fulfils the same role as he does in ''Ring'', investigating rumours of a cursed videotape following the death of her niece Tomoko. She A modern Japanese career woman, she often leaves her son Yoichi home alone, and is ex-wife to Ryuji.Ryuji's ex-wife.



* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: Very spry for his age and very selfless.



* RedShirt

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* RedShirt
RedShirt: Just another victim of the tape. [[spoiler: Though in this case, she comes back as a vengeful ghost.]]



%%* LeadPoliceDetective: Investigating the mysterious deaths of Ryuji and Reiko's father, leading him into the plot of ''Ring 2''.

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%%* LeadPoliceDetective: * TheInspector: Investigating the mysterious deaths of Ryuji and Reiko's father, leading him into the plot of ''Ring 2''.
21st Jan '16 6:48:56 PM nombretomado
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* TheInspector: Investigating the mysterious deaths of Ryuji and Reiko's father, leading him into the plot of ''Ring 2''.

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* TheInspector: %%* LeadPoliceDetective: Investigating the mysterious deaths of Ryuji and Reiko's father, leading him into the plot of ''Ring 2''.
18th Jul '15 10:13:51 PM SeanMurrayI
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* BreakTheCutie: A bit of a fragile flower, which stems from witnessing her body commiting suicide in a BloodBath. She goes through a lot of trauma in the film but all to protect Nagi.

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* BreakTheCutie: A bit of a fragile flower, which stems from witnessing her body commiting suicide in committing a BloodBath.BathSuicide. She goes through a lot of trauma in the film but all to protect Nagi.
8th Jul '15 11:53:07 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* LivingRelic: Richard after losing his family and quitting his business.
17th Feb '15 6:14:16 AM Evilgidgit
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!!Seiji Kashiwada
An internet artist who posts a video online showing his suicide. He is actually in league with Sadako, intending to resurrect her and get his own personal revenge on the world. In the novel ''S'', Kashiwada is another alias for Ryuji Takayama.
* AffablyEvil: Very charismatic and polite to Fuko when she visits him in prison.
* BrownNote: His suicide video.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: He is hung at the end of ''Sadako 3D 2''.]]
* TheChessmaster: His goal is to resurrect Sadako, spreading his cursed suicide video online to find a host for his undead friend. The plan expands to resurrecting her anew as a baby, which was Nagi's purpose until Akane intervened. [[spoiler: However, it seems Kashiwada left other roads for Sadako to return as implied at the end of ''Sadako 3D 2'', with other girls being possessed or actually being Sadako.]]
* TheDragon: To Sadako.
* DrivenToSuicide: He records his apparent suicide live, but it turns out to be fake, actually a new weapon for Sadako to use for her resurrection.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Of the Japanese male variety.
* FreudianExcuse: His career as an artist was destroyed by plagarism accusations. This was enough for him to team up with Sadako.
* LackOfEmpathy: Shows not a twinge of guilt for killing his victims.
* MadArtist: As evidenced by what hides behind his apartment's wallpaper.
* ManInWhite: Wears a distinctive white suit in his suicide video.
* PsychoSupporter: His desire for revenge led him to team up with Sadako, though he seems to be pretty nutty and fanboyish to support her regardless.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: His apartment seems normal until Detective Koiso discovers the wallpaper is made of sleeping moths, and the walls are covered in drawings and scribbles about Sadako's resurrection.
* SerialKiller: Murdered several woman and dressed them up to resemble Sadako, before chucking them down the well as offerings and potential hosts to Sadako.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: His "suicide" kicks off the events of ''Sadako 3D'' and its sequel.
* StalkerWithACrush: Subverted. Kashiwada sends letters to Nagi, but Takanori hid them from her. Kashiwada tells Fuko that he is a "fan" of Nagi.
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!!Nagi Ando
The daughter of Akane and Takanori introduced in ''Sadako 3D 2''. She comes off as a quiet CreepyChild who always seems to be around when someone dies. Meant to serve as a host for Sadako to be reborn in, but her parents had other ideas.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Nagi is actually innocent, never killing anyone, and is sad that everyone is scared of her.
* CreepyChild: Nagi is very quiet and stares a lot. She resembles a young Sadako.
* DemonicPossession: Meant to be a host for a reborn Sadako, but her mother averted that.
* EnfanteTerrible: Believed to be by those around her since she is always around people who die or commit suicide. Turns out she is guiltless in the whole thing.
* FourIsDeath: Nagi is around four to five years old, and can see how people will die.
* NightmareFuelColoringBook: Nagi draws nightmarish drawings of those she sees will die, usually on black card with very sharp pens.
* PsychicPowers: Presumably inherited from Akane and possible Sadako, Nagi is able to see how a person will die.
4th Feb '15 4:01:04 AM Evilgidgit
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* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: Takanori claims she died giving birth to Akane. This is a lie, Akane is actually in a comatose state beneath a hospital, forced into this to prevent Sadako from escaping her body.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: Takanori claims she died giving birth to Akane.Nagi. This is a lie, Akane is actually in a comatose state beneath a hospital, forced into this to prevent Sadako from escaping her body.]]




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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler: Said to have died during childbirth but actually alive. Akane is then actually killed by a crazed policeman.]]

!!Takanori Ando
Akane's boyfriend who is a graphics designer. He is the protagonist of the fifth novel ''S'', and is the son of Mitsuo Ando.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: In the books, he is the resurrected child of Mitsuo Ando from ''Spiral''.]]
* BadassNormal: Stops Akane from killing herself as a child, rescues her from Sadako, and takes a severe beating in ''Sadako 3D 2'' to protect his daughter Nagi.
* DisappearedDad: To Nagi in ''Sadako 3D 2''. The film makes it look like he resents her for Akane's "death", though it turns out to be quite the opposite.
* DistressedDude: Taken prisoner by Sadako to lure Akane.
* PapaWolf: Becomes this for Nagi.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: Completely okay with Akane's powers. As a child, she rescued fellow students from a psychopath but he was the only one who was grateful, stopping Akane from commiting suicide. He becomes her SecretKeeper.

!!Fuko Ando
The protagonist of ''Sadako 3D 2''. Takanori's younger sister who becomes the guardian of his daughter Nagi.
* BadassNormal: Risks life and limb to protect Nagi.
* BathSuicide: Her mother died from this.
* BreakTheCutie: A bit of a fragile flower, which stems from witnessing her body commiting suicide in a BloodBath. She goes through a lot of trauma in the film but all to protect Nagi.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: When Akane is shot dead before Nagi's eyes.]]
* MamaBear: Perhaps the best motherly character in the entire franchise. She is extremely dedicated to caring for Nagi despite her niece's grumpy attitude and anti-social demeanour. While she is admittedly afraid of Nagi, she still sticks by her.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Nagi.
* ThePowerOfLove: Rescues Nagi from Sadako using this trope.
* PromotedToParent: She is the parental guardian of Nagi since her brother doesn't want to care for her.
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!!Akane Ayukawa
The protagonist of ''Sadako 3D'', a teacher who possesses PsychicPowers, Akane encounters Sadako after hearing of a video online that drives viewers to commit suicide.
* BadAss: A right {{Determinator}} when it comes to saving Takanori from Sadako, taking on an army of monsters, albeit whilst being absolutely terrified.
* CoolTeacher: Very popular among her students and motherly towards them.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: As a child, she saved fellow students from a knife-wielding psychopath with her powers but she was [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer ousted by the others]] as a result. She contemplated suicide until saved by Takanori, the only person grateful for saving him.
* DemonicPossession: Becomes a target for Sadako to possess.
* DrivenToSuicide: Nearly throws herself off as a roof as a child, but is convinced by Takanori to keep living.
* {{Expy}}: Of Reiko in terms of character role, but also of Sadako had she been loved rather than hated.
* HotTeacher: Satomi Ishihara, Akane's actress, is quite pretty.
* MakeMeWannaShout: The basis of her PsychicPowers, Akane can release a sonic scream when terrified that is able to repel Sadako.
* MamaBear: Towards her students and her own daughter Nagi.
* NotSoDifferent: Sadako believes she and Akane are very similar due to their powers and being rejected from society. Akane denies this, having never used her powers to harm others or get revenge on the world. Not that this stops Sadako from possessing her.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: Takanori claims she died giving birth to Akane. This is a lie, Akane is actually in a comatose state beneath a hospital, forced into this to prevent Sadako from escaping her body.]]
* ScreamingWoman: Does a lot of screaming in the movie, though it helps she has a sonic scream as a psychic ability.

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