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20th Mar '16 12:00:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* One is found in ''NurarihyonNoMago''. As part of the main characters, it displays the power to create links between water bodies transporting between lakes.

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* One is found in ''NurarihyonNoMago''.''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago''. As part of the main characters, it displays the power to create links between water bodies transporting between lakes.
11th Mar '16 8:43:02 AM erforce
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* The Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles are mistaken for these in the third movie, where they are transported to Feudal Japan by means of a magical scepter. Which makes sense since, as is mentioned above, the most basic description of the common kappa is fundamentally a humanoid turtle.pr

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* The Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles are mistaken for these in the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII third movie, live-action movie]], where they are transported to Feudal Japan by means of a magical scepter. Which makes sense since, as is mentioned above, the most basic description of the common kappa is fundamentally a humanoid turtle.pr



* "Literature/TheForsakenChildren" has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.

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* "Literature/TheForsakenChildren" ''Literature/TheForsakenChildren'' has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.
1st Mar '16 8:22:02 PM Gairyuki
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There are many different regional names for the kappa, and appearance varies considerably between regions as well. One particularly unusual kind of kappa is the hyosube, which is covered in hair. The third disciple of Tripitaka, Sa Gojyo, in ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' is often represented as a kappa, though the actual tales depict him more as a river-dwelling oni.

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There are many different regional names for the kappa, and appearance varies considerably between regions as well. One particularly unusual kind of kappa is the hyosube, which is covered in hair. The third disciple of Tripitaka, Sa Sha Gojyo, in ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' is often represented as a kappa, though the actual tales depict him more as a river-dwelling oni.
oni. Despite the fact that said river, in the original Chinese version, was a river of sand.
15th Feb '16 12:08:09 AM Pichu-kun
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* The Ludicolo family from ''{{Pokemon}}''. It was originally found in only Sapphire version, while its [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Ruby counterpart]] was Shiftry, a {{Tengu}}. Golduck is stated to be like one, [[AllThereInTheManual in its Pokédex entries]].



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in the video game "Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo", Goku visits the Remote Land of Konpei, where he meets a local Kappa.
** Also, the "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" theme song, mentions a Kappa during the lyrics.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** In
the video game "Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo", Goku visits the Remote Land of Konpei, where he meets a local Kappa.
** Also, the The "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" theme song, song mentions a Kappa during the lyrics.



* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon:''
** ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town]]'' has a kappa who lives in the lake. If you throw in several Cucumbers, he'll give you an item that lets you work in the rain. In the girl version, you can marry him.
** A good number of ''HM''[='=]s have Kappas. They might be TheCameo, like the one in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]''.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon:''
''Franchise/HarvestMoon:''
** ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town]]'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' has a kappa who lives in the lake. If you throw in several Cucumbers, he'll give you an item that lets you work in the rain. In the girl version, you can marry him.
** A good number of ''HM''[='=]s have Kappas. They might be TheCameo, like the one in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]''.''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade''.



* The {{Pokemon}} Golduck is based on the kappa. As are Lotad, Lombre and Ludicolo. The Lotad line even has an ability called Rain Dish which is a reference to the Kappa's ability to draw power from water pooled on its head.
** Heck, in some Dex entries, Golduck is often confused with a kappa, with Lombre loving to scare people who stand too close to a water's edge.

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* The {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Golduck is based on the kappa. As are Lotad, Lombre and Ludicolo. The Lotad line even has an ability called Rain Dish which is a reference to the Kappa's ability to draw power from water pooled on its head.
** Heck, in
head. In some Dex entries, entries it's stated that Golduck is are often confused with a kappa, with while Lombre loving love to scare people who stand too close to a water's edge.
22nd Jan '16 8:37:36 PM Adept
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* In ''{{Yaiba}}'' the Orb of Darkness is inhabitated by two kappa. The first one, Kerokichi is a small, kind and nerdy ButtMonkey who provides expositions and wants someone to play with. His brother Kerosuke is apparently the son of a kappa and Godzilla. Not only is he huge and breathes fire, but he's amazingly strong. Besides that his typical bald head is really hard.

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* In ''{{Yaiba}}'' ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' the Orb of Darkness is inhabitated by two kappa. The first one, Kerokichi is a small, kind and nerdy ButtMonkey who provides expositions and wants someone to play with. His brother Kerosuke is apparently the son of a kappa and Godzilla. Not only is he huge and breathes fire, but he's amazingly strong. Besides that his typical bald head is really hard.



* ''NagasareteAirantou'' has Tohno. The cute, cartoonish variety. Her presence never fails to point out the gaps in the main character's WeirdnessCensor.

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* ''NagasareteAirantou'' ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' has Tohno. The cute, cartoonish variety. Her presence never fails to point out the gaps in the main character's WeirdnessCensor.
21st Jan '16 5:34:37 AM dabantam
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* "The ForsakenChildren" has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.

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* "The ForsakenChildren" "Literature/TheForsakenChildren" has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.
21st Jan '16 5:33:32 AM dabantam
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* "The ForsakenChildren" has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.
17th Jan '16 5:09:44 PM Snowy66
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* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'': One of the {{Mascot Mook}}s from the series is a Kappa called Nogappa in Japanese and Walkappa in English. He is a SurferDude who loves cucumbers, but is known for being a bit of a spaced out CloudCuckoolander.

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* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'': One of the {{Mascot Mook}}s from the series is a Kappa called Nogappa in Japanese and Walkappa in English. He is a SurferDude who loves cucumbers, but pizza and thinks Kappa's liking cucumbers is stereotyping. He is known for being a bit of a spaced out CloudCuckoolander.
8th Jan '16 6:33:19 PM Snowy66
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* In one episode of ''Series/RiverMonsters'', Jeremy goes to Japan to hunt down the creature that may have inspired the Kappa. After extensive searching, he concludes the concept of Kappas originated from the Hanzuki, a type of Japanese giant salamander which resembles a fish with hands, has a flat head, and devours its prey with a sucking action.

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8th Jan '16 3:18:17 AM Snowy66
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in the video game "Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo", Goku visits the Remote Land of Konpei, where he meets a local Kappa.
** Also, the "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" theme song, mentions a Kappa during the lyrics.



* An early issue of ''UsagiYojimbo'' featured a story called simply "Kappa" , which referenced most of the distinct aspects of the legend.

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* An early issue of ''UsagiYojimbo'' featured a story called simply "Kappa" , "Kappa", which referenced most of the distinct aspects of the legend.



* Kappa Kazou in Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, also known as Kappa Boy in IWA Japan. Foreign fans/opponents often mistake him for a man turtle.[[/folder]]

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* Kappa Kazou in Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, also known as Kappa Boy in IWA Japan. Foreign fans/opponents often mistake him for a man turtle.[[/folder]]
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