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25th Sep '16 4:27:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/KindredOfTheEast'', an entire roleplaying supplement in the ''OldWorldOfDarkness''. Calling themselves the ''Kuei-Jin'', they are spirits of the dead who fought their way back from one of the 1001 hells and back into their bodies, which they reanimate and keep alive by feeding on the chi of other people. In the setting's present day, they're usually involved in turf wars with western vampires. Only people of Asian descent can become Kuei-Jin. Primarily [[PlotHole another example]] of the setting's many conflicting religions which are [[FantasyKitchenSink all somehow true]] ''[[FantasyKitchenSink and]]'' [[FantasyKitchenSink mutually exclusive from one another]].

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* ''TabletopGame/KindredOfTheEast'', an entire roleplaying supplement in the ''OldWorldOfDarkness''.''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness''. Calling themselves the ''Kuei-Jin'', they are spirits of the dead who fought their way back from one of the 1001 hells and back into their bodies, which they reanimate and keep alive by feeding on the chi of other people. In the setting's present day, they're usually involved in turf wars with western vampires. Only people of Asian descent can become Kuei-Jin. Primarily [[PlotHole another example]] of the setting's many conflicting religions which are [[FantasyKitchenSink all somehow true]] ''[[FantasyKitchenSink and]]'' [[FantasyKitchenSink mutually exclusive from one another]].
11th Sep '16 11:40:31 AM Prfnoff
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8th Sep '16 10:27:07 PM jormis29
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In some versions, it detects potential victims by the energy fluctuations caused by their breathing - one can hide, for a while, from one by holding one's breath. Some of these stories purport that if one manages to suck the creature's dying (and still held) breath out of it, it will fall inanimate and become an ordinary corpse. Folklore may also suggest escaping it by strewing many small objects, such as rice, in its path, which it would feel compelled to count (much like [[Series/SesameStreet another vampire]], more familiar to western audiences). It may be controlled with a [[PaperTalisman parchment inscribed with runes]] placed on its head. Legend has it that the jiangshi were corpses enchanted by sorcerers to return to their ancestral burial grounds, where they might be buried among their family, because actually transporting the corpse through conventional means from far away places was usually far too expensive for the average peasant.

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In some versions, it detects potential victims by the energy fluctuations caused by their breathing - one can hide, for a while, from one by holding one's breath. Some of these stories purport that if one manages to suck the creature's dying (and still held) breath out of it, it will fall inanimate and become an ordinary corpse. Folklore may also suggest escaping it by strewing many small objects, such as rice, in its path, which it [[BeatItByCompulsion would feel compelled to count count]] (much like [[Series/SesameStreet another vampire]], more familiar to western audiences). It may be controlled with a [[PaperTalisman parchment inscribed with runes]] placed on its head. Legend has it that the jiangshi were corpses enchanted by sorcerers to return to their ancestral burial grounds, where they might be buried among their family, because actually transporting the corpse through conventional means from far away places was usually far too expensive for the average peasant.
8th Sep '16 9:44:39 AM valkorus
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In some versions, it detects potential victims by the energy fluctuations caused by their breathing - one can hide, for a while, from one by holding one's breath. Some of these stories purport that if one manages to suck the creature's dying (and still held) breath out of it, it will fall inanimate and become an ordinary corpse. Folklore may also suggest escaping it by strewing many small objects in its path which it would feel compelled to count (usually grains of rice). It may be controlled with a [[PaperTalisman parchment inscribed with runes]] placed on its head. Legend has it that the jiangshi were corpses enchanted by sorcerers to return to their ancestral burial grounds, where they might be buried among their family, because actually transporting the corpse through conventional means from far away places was usually far too expensive for the average peasant.

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In some versions, it detects potential victims by the energy fluctuations caused by their breathing - one can hide, for a while, from one by holding one's breath. Some of these stories purport that if one manages to suck the creature's dying (and still held) breath out of it, it will fall inanimate and become an ordinary corpse. Folklore may also suggest escaping it by strewing many small objects objects, such as rice, in its path path, which it would feel compelled to count (usually grains of rice).(much like [[Series/SesameStreet another vampire]], more familiar to western audiences). It may be controlled with a [[PaperTalisman parchment inscribed with runes]] placed on its head. Legend has it that the jiangshi were corpses enchanted by sorcerers to return to their ancestral burial grounds, where they might be buried among their family, because actually transporting the corpse through conventional means from far away places was usually far too expensive for the average peasant.
23rd Aug '16 2:28:34 PM 8BrickMario
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* Toys/LivingDeadDolls Series 27, a "monsters of the world" collection, includes the Hopping Vampire, who comes with a velcro spell tag which can attach to its head.
12th Jul '16 1:13:12 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''TabletopGame/KindredOfTheEast'', an entire roleplaying supplement in the ''OldWorldOfDarkness''. Calling themselves the ''Kuei-Jin'', they are spirits of the dead who fought their way back from one of the 1001 hells and back into their bodies, which they reanimate and keep alive by feeding on the chi of other people. In the setting's present day, they're usually involved in turf wars with western vampires. Only people of Asian descent can become Kuei-Jin. Primarily another example of the setting's many conflicting religions which are [[FantasyKitchenSink all somehow true]] ''[[FantasyKitchenSink and]]'' [[FantasyKitchenSink mutually exclusive from one another]].

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* ''TabletopGame/KindredOfTheEast'', an entire roleplaying supplement in the ''OldWorldOfDarkness''. Calling themselves the ''Kuei-Jin'', they are spirits of the dead who fought their way back from one of the 1001 hells and back into their bodies, which they reanimate and keep alive by feeding on the chi of other people. In the setting's present day, they're usually involved in turf wars with western vampires. Only people of Asian descent can become Kuei-Jin. Primarily [[PlotHole another example example]] of the setting's many conflicting religions which are [[FantasyKitchenSink all somehow true]] ''[[FantasyKitchenSink and]]'' [[FantasyKitchenSink mutually exclusive from one another]].
9th Jul '16 3:19:20 PM Surenity
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* These are recurring enemies in ''[[VideoGame/AlexKidd Alex Kidd and the Enchanted Castle]]''.
6th May '16 5:16:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''GaiaOnline'' has a "Gung Xi" set, for [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36354841 males]] and [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36354945 females.]] The shoes are described as "Special shoes built for hopping." and all the other items make references to being for dead Chinese people; it's pretty likely they're a direct reference to the Ragnarok Online [=NPCs=].

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* ''GaiaOnline'' ''Website/GaiaOnline'' has a "Gung Xi" set, for [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36354841 males]] and [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36354945 females.]] The shoes are described as "Special shoes built for hopping." and all the other items make references to being for dead Chinese people; it's pretty likely they're a direct reference to the Ragnarok Online [=NPCs=].
22nd Apr '16 5:09:59 PM WillKeaton
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* ''GaiaOnline'' has a "Gung Xi" set, for [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36354841 males]] and [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36354945 females]]. The shoes are described as "Special shoes built for hopping." and all the other items make references to being for dead Chinese people; it's pretty likely they're a direct reference to the Ragnarok Online [=NPCs=].

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* ''GaiaOnline'' has a "Gung Xi" set, for [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36354841 males]] and [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36354945 females]]. females.]] The shoes are described as "Special shoes built for hopping." and all the other items make references to being for dead Chinese people; it's pretty likely they're a direct reference to the Ragnarok Online [=NPCs=].
22nd Apr '16 5:09:05 PM WillKeaton
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** A straighter example is [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Master_Kyonshee Master Kyonshee]], a Normal Zombie-Type Monster whose name is a misspelling of "''kyonshi''," the Japanese term for a ''jiangshi.'' Unlike Ghostrick Jiangshi, Master Kyonshee isn't shown hopping, but instead appears as the revived body of an OldMaster of some kind, put to evil use--the paper over his face reads "Cursed."

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** A straighter example is [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Master_Kyonshee Master Kyonshee]], Kyonshee,]] a Normal Zombie-Type Monster whose name is a misspelling of "''kyonshi''," the Japanese term for a ''jiangshi.'' Unlike Ghostrick Jiangshi, Master Kyonshee isn't shown hopping, but instead appears as the revived body of an OldMaster of some kind, put to evil use--the paper over his face reads "Cursed."
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