History Characters / TheRing

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[[folder:Sadako Yamamura]]



%%* StringyHairedGhostGirl: TropeCodifier.

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[[folder:Kazuyuki Asakawa]]




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[[folder:Ryuji Takayama]]



* PapaWolf: To Yoichi.
%%* ThePhilosopher

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* PapaWolf: To Yoichi.
%%* ThePhilosopher
Yoichi, films only.
* ThePhilosopher: Prone to philosophising about life in the novels, along with his own apparent crimes as a rapist.




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[[folder:Mai Takano]]




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[[folder:Mitsuo Ando]]




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[[folder:Kaoru Futami]]






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[[folder:Kenzo Yoshino]]




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[[folder:Miyashita]]




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[[folder:Tomoko Oishi & Her Friends]]




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[[folder:Shizuko Yamamura]]




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[[folder:Doctor Heihachiro Ikuma]]



Sadako's father. He was a psychology professor at Tokyo University, having an affair with Shizuko after learning of her powers and eventually fathered Sadako. [[spoiler: In the films, he is ultimately responsible for chucking Sadako down the well.]]

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Sadako's father. He was a psychology professor at Tokyo University, having an affair with Shizuko after learning of her powers and eventually fathered Sadako. [[spoiler: In the films, he is ultimately responsible for chucking Sadako down the well.]]



* NecessaryEvil: [[spoiler: Threw Sadako down the well in the film canon.]]
* PapaWolf: To Sadako.

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* NecessaryEvil: [[spoiler: Threw Sadako down the well in the film canon.]]
canon to prevent her from killing others.
* OffingTheOfspring: With great reluctance, he threw his own daughter down the family well to stop her evil from hurting others.
* PapaWolf: To Sadako.Sadako, but tragically subverted in ''Ring 0''.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: His choice in casting Sadako down the well.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: His choice in casting Sadako down the well.]]




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[[folder:Takashi Yamamura]]



Shizuko's cousin and Sadako's uncle. A fisherman and inkeeper living on Oshima, Takashi has a minor role in the novels. In the films, he was the instigator of Sadako's doom, and became a bitter man in his later years.

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Shizuko's cousin and Sadako's uncle. A fisherman and inkeeper living on Oshima, Takashi has a minor role in the novels. In the films, he was the instigator of Sadako's doom, and became a bitter bitter, guilt-ridden man in his later years.



%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath

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%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Attempts to stop his niece's wrath by sacrificing himself for causing her such pain.






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[[folder:Characters !Characters Introduced in The Ring Trilogy]]the "Ring Trilogy"
[[folder:Reiko Asakawa]]




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[[folder:Yoichi Asakawa]]




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[[folder:Koichi Asakawa]]



[[folder:Masami Kurahashi]]




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[[folder:Okazaki]]




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[[folder:KanaeSawaguchi]]



%%* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent

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%%* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Of high school age, but foolish enough to watch the cursed videotape.




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[[folder:Dr. Kawajiri]]



%%* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine

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%%* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: He wears it throughout the film.




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[[folder:Keiji Omuta]]




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[[folder:Akiko Miyaji]]




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[[folder:The Towel Man]]



A character who appears on the cursed videotape, Towel Man wears a cloth over his face and points enigmatically offscreen. He materialises during ''Ring'', pointing out things of significance to Reiko.

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A An engimatic character who appears on the cursed videotape, Towel Man wears a cloth over his face and points enigmatically offscreen. He materialises during ''Ring'', pointing out things of significance to Reiko.



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[[folder:Characters !Characters Introduced in Sadako 3D]]''Sadako 3D''
[[folder:Akane Ayukawa]]




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[[folder:Takanori Ando]]



[[folder:Fuko Ando]]




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[[folder:Nagi Ando]]




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[[folder: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.

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The main antagonist of ''Sadako 3D''. 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.






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[[folder:American Films]]!American Films

[[folder:Rachel Keller]]



%%* ActionMom
%%* BadassNormal

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%%* ActionMom
%%* BadassNormal
* ActionMom: Will go to the ends of the earth to protect her son Aidan, even tangling with Samara at her scariest.



%%* HotScoop
%%* IntrepidReporter
%%* MamaBear

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%%* HotScoop
%%* IntrepidReporter
%%* MamaBear
* IntrepidReporter: Very persistent and at times pushy when it coms to investigative journalism. This includes breaking into a house and sending her ex-boyfriend off to steal Samara's medical files.
* MamaBear: Perhaps her defining trope, Rachel is very protective of Aidan even if she doesn't always understand him. Exemplified the most in ''The Ring Two'' with her acts of NecessaryEvil to free Aidan from Samara's control.



** Rachel unleashes the tape onto an unsuspecting world, causing the events in ''Rings''.

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** Rachel unleashes the tape onto an unsuspecting world, causing the events in ''Rings''.the ''Rings'' short film, and then the 2017 sequel of the same name.




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[[folder:Noah Clay]]



%%* BadassNormal



%%* PapaWolf
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He's killed so that Rachel knows the curse isn't over]].
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%%* PapaWolf
* PapaWolf: Though estranged from Aidan, he does care for him. His anxiety to be a parent or not stems from the fact that his own was never around. He comes through in the end though.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He's He's killed so that Rachel knows the curse isn't over]].
%%* TechnoWizard
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* TechnoWizard: A media analyst and video editor, giving him fair knowledge on technology, particularly videotapes.




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* YankTheDogsChain: Just when it looks like he is going to get back with Rachel and Aidan get a happy family, Samara pays Noah an unfortunate visit.
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[[folder:Aidan Keller]]



%%* PsychicPowers
%%* SpiderSense

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%%* PsychicPowers
%%* SpiderSense
* PsychicPowers: Possesses some degree of extrasensory ability to sense things and communicate with ghosts.




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[[folder:Samara Morgan]]



* AbusiveParents: Richard Morgan banished her to the ranch barn. Her biological and adoptive mother tried to drown her. [[spoiler:Her father, on the other hand, is a PedophilePriest.]]
* AffablyEvil: This is debatable, even though she is an eight-year old girl.

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* AbusiveParents: Richard Morgan banished her to the ranch barn. Her biological and adoptive mother tried to drown her. [[spoiler:Her [[spoiler: Her father, on the other hand, is a PedophilePriest.]]
* AffablyEvil: This is debatable, even though she is an eight-year old girl.girl with immense psychic powers and a hatred for humanity.



%%* CreepyChild
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Samara was nearly drowned by her birth mother Evelyn, and then received even more misery at the Morgan Ranch thanks to her uncontrolled powers. She was locked in the barn by her father, and took her frustration out on her mother's beloved horses by driving them to suicide. She was eventually tossed down a well by Anna.
* DemonicPossession: Possesses [[spoiler:Aidan and fails to act like him when in Rachel's company. Also Julia, [[TheBadGuyWins more successfully]]]]
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:According to ''Rings,'' she's not just out for revenge against her AbusiveParents: she's also a ForTheEvulz mass murderer.]]

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%%* CreepyChild
* CreepyChild: Samara never cries, rarely talks or expresses emotion, and doesn't act very childlike. Rachel watches surveillance footage of Samara's time in hospital, discovering all she does is stare into space for hours on end.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Samara was nearly drowned by her birth mother Evelyn, and then received even more misery at the Morgan Ranch thanks to her uncontrolled powers. She was locked in the barn by her father, and took her frustration out on her mother's beloved horses by driving them to suicide. She was eventually tossed down a well by Anna.
Anna. ''Rings'' revealed she was born of rape and is a bastard, and even her corpse was not given peace by her crazy father.
* DemonicPossession: Possesses [[spoiler:Aidan [[spoiler: Aidan and fails to act like him when in Rachel's company. Also Julia, [[TheBadGuyWins more successfully]]]]
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:According to ''Rings,'' she's not just out for Played with. ''The Ring'' reveals she is hellbent on revenge against her AbusiveParents: she's also a ForTheEvulz mass murderer.]]AbusiveParents and wants the world to know of her suffering. Come ''Rings'', Samara appears to have delved straight into ForTheEvulz.



* HalfHumanHybrid: Half human, half [[EldritchAbomination something else]], according to her birth mother. {{Retcon}}ned in ''Film/{{Rings}}''.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Half human, half [[EldritchAbomination something else]], according to her birth mother. {{Retcon}}ned in ''Film/{{Rings}}''.''Film/{{Rings}}'', though from Evelyn's point of view, Samara's dad might as well be a monster.



Later, Rachel remembers the video with a slight change in tone:

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Later, Rachel remembers the video with a slight change in tone:tone, which is repeated again in ''Rings'':



* NightmareFace: Has a pretty gnarly face glimpsed when she comes for Noah.



%%* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* PowerIncontinence: Even before birth, she possessed PsychicPowers that exceeded her ability to control. Anyone who came close to her, man or beast, suffered horrendous hallucinations just from her being there.

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%%* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The ghost of an eight-year old girl chucked down a well by her mother, and wants revenge against all of humanity.
* PowerIncontinence: Even before birth, she possessed PsychicPowers that exceeded her ability to control.control them. Anyone who came close to her, man or beast, suffered horrendous hallucinations just from her being there.



* TragicVillain: Heavily hinted that the relationship between Samara and her foster parents was anything but a loving one. [[TheDogBitesBack She repaid the favor]] [[MindRape by making their]] [[EnfanteTerrible lives a living hell]]
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* TragicVillain: Heavily hinted that the relationship between Samara and her foster parents was anything but a loving one. [[TheDogBitesBack She repaid the favor]] [[MindRape by making their]] [[EnfanteTerrible lives a living hell]]
%%* WomanInWhite
hell]].
* WomanInWhite: Sports a white dress in all her scenes.




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[[folder:Anna and Richard Morgan]]



%%* ElectrifiedBathtub

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%%* ElectrifiedBathtub* ElectrifiedBathtub: How Richard dies.




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[[folder:Evelyn]]



Samara's birth mother. Having possibly mentally unstable prior to child birth, Evelyn was young when she gave birth to Samara and lived in a hospital run by nuns. However, Samara did not cry unless put near water. Evelyn claimed Samara was possessed by a demon and was told by her daughter to drown her in order to save her. She attempted this but was stopped by the nuns and carted off to an asylum. She appears in ''The Ring Two'', and cryptically tells Rachel how to exorcise Samara from Aidan.
%%* BedlamHouse

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Samara's birth mother. Having possibly mentally Mentally unstable prior to child birth, Evelyn was young when she gave birth to Samara and lived in a hospital run by nuns. However, Samara did not cry unless put near water. Evelyn claimed Samara was possessed by a demon and was told by her daughter after trying to drown her in order to save her. She attempted this but child, she was stopped by the nuns and carted off placed in an institute.
* BedlamHouse: Sent
to an asylum. She appears in ''The Ring Two'', and cryptically tells Rachel how to exorcise one after nearly drowning Samara from Aidan.
%%* BedlamHouse
as a baby.



%%* ParentalAbandonment

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%%* ParentalAbandonment* ParentalAbandonment: The first of many, though this one was unintentional, since she was separated from Samara after trying to drown her.




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* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler: ''Rings'' revealed Evelyn's backstory, explaining she was raped and imprisoned by the local priest Burke.]]
* SanitySlippage: A bit nutty by the time Rachel meets her, though trying to drown her child, and being raped and imprisoned may be factors in her descent into madness.
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[[folder:Katie Embry and Becca Kohtler]]



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* StringyHairedGhostGirl: TropeCodifier.

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* %%* StringyHairedGhostGirl: TropeCodifier.



* ThePhilosopher
** StrawNihilist: Makes quips about wanting the world to end. [[spoiler: Ends up playing a part in its "evolution" by helping spread Sadako's virus.]]

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* ThePhilosopher
** StrawNihilist: Makes quips about wanting the world to end. [[spoiler: Ends up playing a part in its "evolution" by helping spread Sadako's virus.]]
%%* ThePhilosopher



* StrawNihilist: Makes quips about wanting the world to end. [[spoiler: Ends up playing a part in its "evolution" by helping spread Sadako's virus.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath

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* %%* RedemptionEqualsDeath



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent

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* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine

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* ActionMom
* BadassNormal

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* %%* ActionMom
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* HotScoop
* IntrepidReporter
* MamaBear

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* %%* HotScoop
* %%* IntrepidReporter
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* BadassNormal

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* PapaWolf

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* %%* PapaWolf



* TechnoWizard

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* %%* TechnoWizard



* PsychicPowers
* SpiderSense

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* %%* PsychicPowers
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* CreepyChild

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent

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* WomanInWhite

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* %%* WomanInWhite



* ElectrifiedBathtub

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* %%* ElectrifiedBathtub



* BedlamHouse
** Her younger self is played by Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead.

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* BedlamHouse
** Her younger self is played by Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead.
%%* BedlamHouse



* ParentalAbandonment

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* %%* ParentalAbandonment
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* DemonicPossession: Possesses Aidan and fails to act like him when in Rachel's company.

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* DemonicPossession: Possesses Aidan [[spoiler:Aidan and fails to act like him when in Rachel's company.company. Also Julia, [[TheBadGuyWins more successfully]]]]
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Chickening out of watching a copy of the videotape leads to Kanae's death. [[spoiler:He is then haunted by her ghost and is institutionalised.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Chickening out of watching a copy of the videotape leads to Kanae's death. [[spoiler: He is then haunted by her ghost and is institutionalised.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: Chickening out of watching a copy of the videotape leads to Kanae's death. [[spoiler: He is then haunted by her ghost and is institutionalised.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Rachel unleashes the tape onto an unsuspecting world, causing the events in ''Rings''.
** And again in the ''The Ring Two'' when she seals Samara in the well.



* WhatTheHellHero: Surprisingly does this a lot in the series. Aidan calls her out when she reveals she freed Samara's body from the well, but he never told her before that she can never be at peace so he shares this trope.
** Rachel unleashes the tape onto an unsuspecting world, causing the events in ''Rings''.
** And again in the second film when she seals Samara in the well.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Surprisingly does this a lot in the series. Aidan calls her out when she reveals she freed Samara's body from the well, but he never told her before that she can never be at peace so he shares this trope.
** Rachel unleashes the tape onto an unsuspecting world, causing the events in ''Rings''.
** And again in the second film when she seals Samara in the
well.



* WhatTheHellHero: He's the one to break this to Rachel.

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* WhatTheHellHero: He's the one to break this to Rachel.
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* NecessarilyEvil: In ''The Ring 2'', [[spoiler:when Samara has fully taken over Aidan's body, the only way to subdue her and drive her out of her son is by nearly killing him]]. Which Rachel accomplishes by taking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and [[spoiler:lacing it with enough pills to horrify the audience]].

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* NecessarilyEvil: In ''The Ring 2'', Two'', [[spoiler:when Samara has fully taken over Aidan's body, the only way to subdue her and drive her out of her son is by nearly killing him]]. Which Rachel accomplishes by taking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and [[spoiler:lacing it with enough pills to horrify the audience]].
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* TheBadGuysWins: [[spoiler:Come ''Rings'', she's succeeded in escaping her corpse to possess [[UnwittingPawn Julia]] and spread her tape to the Internet, where it becomes an InstantWebHit.]]

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* TheBadGuysWins: TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Come ''Rings'', she's succeeded in escaping her corpse to possess [[UnwittingPawn Julia]] and spread her tape to the Internet, where it becomes an InstantWebHit.]]
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* TheBadGuysWins: [[spoiler:Come ''Rings'', she's succeeded in escaping her corpse to possess [[UnwittingPawn Julia]] and spread her tape to the Internet, where it becomes an InstantWebHit.]]



* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:According to ''Rings,'' she's not just out for revenge against her AbusiveParents: she's also a ForTheEvulz mass murderer.]]



* IronicEcho: Rachel watches an interview from the mental institution:
-->'''Psychiatrist''': You don't want to hurt anyone.
-->'''Samara''': [[PowerIncontinence But I do]] [hurt people], and I'm ''sorry''...it won't stop.\\

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* IronicEcho: Rachel watches an interview from the mental institution:
institution. Doubles as OnceMoreWithClarity.
-->'''Psychiatrist''': You don't want to hurt anyone.
-->'''Samara''':
anyone.\\
'''Samara''':
[[PowerIncontinence But I do]] [hurt people], and I'm ''sorry''...it won't stop.\\



-->'''Psychiatrist''': You don't want to hurt anyone.
-->'''Samara''': But I ''[[ForTheEvulz do]]'' [want to]...and I'm sorry...it ''won't stop''.

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-->'''Psychiatrist''': You don't want to hurt anyone.
-->'''Samara''':
anyone.\\
'''Samara''':
But I ''[[ForTheEvulz do]]'' [want to]...and I'm sorry...it ''won't stop''.



* StringyHairedGhostGirl

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* StringyHairedGhostGirlStringyHairedGhostGirl: Just like Sadako, she is an ''onyro''.



* YankTheDogsChain: Samara possesses Aidan and finally has her wish granted, to be loved by a mother, in this case Rachel. That is until Rachel drugs her and then exorcises her from her son in a bath, before sealing her again in the well. Nice, really nice. Any wonder many people [[{{Sequelitis}} hate the sequel?]]

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* YankTheDogsChain: Samara possesses Aidan and finally has her wish granted, to be loved by a mother, in this case Rachel. That is until Rachel drugs her and then exorcises her from her son in a bath, before sealing her again in the well. Nice, really nice. Any wonder many people [[{{Sequelitis}} hate the sequel?]]
well.
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* AbusiveParents: Richard Morgan banished her to the ranch barn. Her biological and adoptive mother tried to drown her.

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* AbusiveParents: Richard Morgan banished her to the ranch barn. Her biological and adoptive mother tried to drown her. [[spoiler:Her father, on the other hand, is a PedophilePriest.]]



* HalfHumanHybrid: Half human, half [[EldritchAbomination something else]], according to her birth mother.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Half human, half [[EldritchAbomination something else]], according to her birth mother. {{Retcon}}ned in ''Film/{{Rings}}''.
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** [[spoiler: Tries to achieve this in ''Sadako 3D 2'', impregnating Akane after invading her body, but Akane keeps Sadako at bay, allowing her child Nagi to be born. Takanori has to keep mother and daughter apart otherwise Sadako could escape.]]

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** [[spoiler: Tries [[spoiler:Tries to achieve this in ''Sadako 3D 2'', impregnating Akane after invading her body, but Akane keeps Sadako at bay, allowing her child Nagi to be born. Takanori has to keep mother and daughter apart otherwise Sadako could escape.]]



* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]: [[spoiler: He's killed so that Rachel knows the curse isn't over]].

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* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]: [[spoiler: He's SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He's killed so that Rachel knows the curse isn't over]].
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%%* AntiVillain



* CoolTeacher

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* CoolTeacherCoolTeacher: Mai is affectionate towards him because of his kindness and encouragement.



* MentorOccupationalHazard

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* MentorOccupationalHazardMentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Meets his end at the end of the novel by the virus, though in the film it is directly by Sadako's hand.]]



* PsychicLink: His TV incarnation has one with Mai. Kind of. [[spoiler: Turns out he carries Sadako's virus, and Mai is the key to unleashing it, and she will always know where he is.]]

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* PsychicLink: His TV incarnation has one with Mai. Kind of. [[spoiler: Turns out he He carries Sadako's virus, and Mai is the key to unleashing it, and she will always know where he is.]]



%%* ADayInTheLimelight



* SparedByTheAdaption: Survives the film series.

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* SparedByTheAdaption: SparedByTheAdaptation: Survives the film series.



* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Ando agrees to spread Sadako's virus in exchange for resurrecting Takanori.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Ando agrees to spread Sadako's virus in exchange for resurrecting Takanori. He rejects the offer twice in the TV series, leading Takanori's death a second time, and then his own.]]



* GuiltComplex: For Takanori's death.

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* GuiltComplex: For Takanori's death. Explored on a deeper level in the TV series, including the relationship with his hosptialised wife.



* IntrepidReporter

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* IntrepidReporterIntrepidReporter: Goes to great lengths to help Kazuyuki learn of Sadako's fate.



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

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* DontGoInTheWoods: Subverted. Tomoko and co. friends go to a relatively popular camp ground. It is inside their cabin where they find terror.



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

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* BrokenBird: Didn't have the easiest of lives. Dead son, superpowered daughter, and humiliated by the press lead to her suicide. Implied in ''Ring 0'' that she also went nuts because her daughter's powers exceeded her own.



* DeadlyDoctor: Subverted. [[spoiler: He cared for the Sadako twins, but drugged the evil one and kept her locked away. The good twin was allowed to live a normal life but her powers caused her to be the victim of a WitchHunt. After the twins reunite and kill numerous people, Dr. Ikuma realises he must protect the world from Sadako and throws her down a well, much to his regret.]]

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* DeadlyDoctor: Subverted. [[spoiler: He In ''Ring 0'', he cared for the Sadako twins, but drugged the evil one and kept her locked away. The good twin was allowed to live a normal life but her powers caused her to be the victim of a WitchHunt. After the twins reunite and kill numerous people, Dr. Ikuma realises he must protect the world from Sadako and throws her down a well, much to his regret.]]



* MeditatingUnderAWaterfall: Sat under waterfalls to try to gain psychic powers but it only gives him tuberculosis.

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* MeditatingUnderAWaterfall: Sat under waterfalls to try to gain psychic powers but it only gives gave him tuberculosis.



* AscendedExtra: Films only.

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* AscendedExtra: Films only. In the novel, he has a minor role and cared for Sadako. In the films, he is a bitter old man who describes her as the devil, when it was his opportunistic nature that damned his family.



** Commits suicide in ''Ring: The Final Chapter'' or at least implied when Kazuyuki receives a letter from him stating he has taken Shizuko's body to the volcano and won't be seen again.

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** Commits suicide in ''Ring: The Final Chapter'' or at least implied when Kazuyuki receives finds a letter from him stating he has taken Shizuko's body to the volcano and won't be seen again.



* CannotTellALie: Is very honest and always tells the truth, even if he is cryptic about it. He knows falling into the well will lead to his and Mai Takano's escape from Sadako.

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* CannotTellALie: Is very honest and always tells the truth, even if he is cryptic about it. He knows falling into the well will lead to his and Mai Takano's Mai's escape from Sadako.



* TranquilFury: Expresses this after Reiko is killed by a truck, taking his fury out on the police officer who played a hand in her death but is calmed down by Mai.

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* TranquilFury: Expresses this [[spoiler: after Reiko is killed by a truck, taking his fury out on the police officer who played a hand in her death but is calmed down by Mai.
Mai.]]



* PapaWolf: To his children and grandchildren.

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* PapaWolf: To his children and grandchildren.
grandchildren, even willing to give his life for Yoichi.


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* SequelHook: His copy of tape is still locked in his office desk.
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