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7th Nov '16 10:43:06 AM NOYB
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* The servants of Wan Shi Tong in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' - they only appeared as foxes, but were implied to be able to take human form.
16th Oct '16 3:01:19 PM zarpaulus
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* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' has Kitsune the [[GentlemanThief gentlewomanly thief]] who is a wily fox but not a magical one, a fake kitsune in the background of [[ScoobyDooHoax "The Inn on Moonshadow Hill"]] and two ''real'' kitsune who teach Gen a lesson.

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* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' has Kitsune the [[GentlemanThief gentlewomanly thief]] who is a wily fox but not a magical one, a fake kitsune in the background of [[ScoobyDooHoax "The Inn on Moonshadow Hill"]] and two ''real'' kitsune who teach Gen a lesson. While in "Fox Fire" Usagi saves what looks like a mundane fox from hunters, then is bewitched by a fox woman, only for the fox he rescued to come to his aid.



* Seven Devils Clever, a young Lunar Exalt of the Changing Moon caste in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', a tabletop RPG from WhiteWolf.

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* Seven Devils Clever, a young Lunar Exalt of the Changing Moon caste and with a fox as her totem in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', a tabletop RPG from WhiteWolf.
22nd Sep '16 6:01:22 AM jormis29
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* Seven Devils Clever, a young Lunar Exalt of the Changing Moon caste in ''{{Exalted}}'', a tabletop RPG from WhiteWolf.

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* Seven Devils Clever, a young Lunar Exalt of the Changing Moon caste in ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', a tabletop RPG from WhiteWolf.
1st Sep '16 8:53:44 PM Arawn999
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* ''[[Anime/GAROTheAnimation GARO: The Crimson Moon]]'' has the fox deity Inari, depicted as a trio of black-haired women wearing fox-themed uniforms, giving orders to Raikou (the wearer of the Garo armor) and a female Makai Alchemist named Seimei; occasionally using fox-spirits to deliver orders.

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* ''[[Anime/GAROTheAnimation GARO: The Crimson Moon]]'' has the fox deity Inari, depicted as a trio of black-haired women wearing fox-themed uniforms, giving orders to Raikou (the wearer of the Garo armor) and a female Makai Alchemist named Seimei; occasionally using fox-spirits kitsune to deliver orders.



* The [[AmbiguousGender gender-ambiguous]] and occasionally tripartite ''kami'' Inari has white ''kitsune'' as servants, and is often depicted as being one - though this is discouraged by Shinto and Buddhist priests. Due to Inari's close association with kitsune, shrines and temples dedicated to them have statues of foxes wearing red votive bibs.



* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamamo-no-Mae Tamamo-no-Mae]]'' is a commonly referenced ''kitsune'' myth. It tells of a beautiful fortune teller named Tamamo-no-Mae who could answer any question, and whose [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished beauty was never tarnished]]. The Emperor Konoe fell in love with her and made her one of his courtesans, but after several years the Emperor fell seriously ill. Eventually, Abe no Yasuchika, an [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyoji]], told him that Tamamo was a ''kitsune'' that had been poisoning him on the orders of an evil daimyo hoping to usurp the throne - though whether she was doing so willingly depends on the version being told. Her identity exposed, Tamamo fled, and the Emperor sent Kazusa-no-suke and Miura-no-suke, the two most powerful warriors in Japan, to kill her. Kazusa-no-suke and Miura-no-suke tracked Tamamo to the Nara plains, where she appeared to Miura-no-suke in a dream, prophesying he would kill her and pleading for her life, but the following day Miura-no-suke shot and killed her. Tamamo's body [[TakenForGranite became a cursed stone]] called the ''Sessho-seki'' (Killing Stone), and Tamamo's spirit an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl onryo]] called Hoji. Hoji was eventually exorcized by a monk named Genno, allowing her to pass on in peace.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai Katsushika Hokusai]] wrote a narrative that links a variety of ''kitsune'' legends from Japanese, Chinese, and Indian mythology, including those of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daji Daji]]'' and ''Tamamo-No-Mae'', stating they were orchestrated by the same ''kitsune''.

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* During the Edo period, Japanese artist and printmaker [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai Katsushika Hokusai]] syncretized several famous legends featuring malevolent fox spirits from Japan, China, and India to form a single narrative:
** In Chinese folklore, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daji Daji]] was a woman possessed by a sadistic nine-tailed fox who became the favorite consort of King Zhou of Shang, and brought about the downfall of his dynasty to the point that fox cults were outlawed in China. Hokusai expanded the narrative by drawing from the Hindu legend of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalmashapada Kalmashapada]] and stating that after her plot was uncovered, Daji fled China for India, where she resumed her activities under the name Lady Kayō, concubine of Prince Banzoku - who she corrupted into a cannibalistic tyrant. She later returned to China as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bao_Si Bao Si]], becoming the concubine of King You of Zhou before being fleeing to Japan as Tamamo-no-Mae.
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''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamamo-no-Mae Tamamo-no-Mae]]'' is a commonly referenced ''kitsune'' myth. It tells of a beautiful fortune teller named Tamamo-no-Mae who could answer any question, and whose [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished beauty was never tarnished]]. The Emperor Konoe fell in love with her and made her one of his courtesans, but after several years the Emperor fell seriously ill. Eventually, Abe no Yasuchika, an [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyoji]], told him that Tamamo was a ''kitsune'' that had been poisoning him on the orders of an evil daimyo hoping to usurp the throne - though whether she was doing so willingly depends on the version being told. Her identity exposed, Tamamo fled, and the Emperor sent Kazusa-no-suke and Miura-no-suke, the two most powerful warriors in Japan, to kill her. Kazusa-no-suke and Miura-no-suke tracked Tamamo to the Nara plains, where she appeared to Miura-no-suke in a dream, prophesying he would kill her and pleading for her life, but the following day Miura-no-suke shot and killed her. Tamamo's body [[TakenForGranite became a cursed stone]] called the ''Sessho-seki'' (Killing Stone), and Tamamo's spirit an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl onryo]] called Hoji. In an addendum to the tale written in 1653, Hoji was eventually exorcized by a monk named Genno, allowing her to pass on in peace.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai Katsushika Hokusai]] wrote a narrative that links a variety of ''kitsune'' legends from Japanese, Chinese, and Indian mythology, including those of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daji Daji]]'' and ''Tamamo-No-Mae'', stating they were orchestrated by the same ''kitsune''.



* Demon Lord Nine-Tails in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''

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* Demon Lord Nine-Tails in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', who is based on Tamamo-no-Mae and is the ruler of Oni Island.
1st Sep '16 8:17:49 PM Arawn999
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* ''[[Anime/GAROTheAnimation GARO: The Crimson Moon]]'' has the fox deity Inari, depicted as a trio of black-haired women wearing fox-themed uniforms, giving orders to Raikou (the wearer of the Garo armor) and a female Makai Alchemist named Seimei; occasionally using fox-spirits to deliver orders.
1st Sep '16 7:32:58 PM nombretomado
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* Xiaomu in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''EndlessFrontier'' is a 765 Chinese year old werefox, while her nemesis Saya is a Japanese werefox.

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* Xiaomu in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''EndlessFrontier'' ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' is a 765 Chinese year old werefox, while her nemesis Saya is a Japanese werefox.
3rd Aug '16 2:11:23 PM LinTaylor
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* Kyuemon Izayoi from ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger''.

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* Kyuemon Izayoi from ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger''.''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'', who fits the trickster archetype because he's extremely secretive, manipulative, and you never really know where his loyalties lie [[spoiler:until late in the series, where it turns out he's BigBad Gengetsu Kibaoni's firstborn son]].



* Ran Yakumo from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', who is of the nine-tailed variety, making her very old and powerful. She's a shikigami of another very powerful {{Youkai}}, Yukari Yakumo, and Ran herself is strong enough to have her ''own'' shikigami, [[CatGirl Chen]].

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* Ran Yakumo from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', who is of the nine-tailed variety, making her very old and powerful. She's a shikigami The fact that she's the [[UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} shikigami]] of another very Yukari Yakumo demonstrates how powerful {{Youkai}}, Yukari Yakumo, and is, while the fact that Ran herself is strong enough to have has her ''own'' shikigami, [[CatGirl Chen]].Chen]], demonstrates how powerful ''she'' is.
** The official manga ''Manga/TouhouIbarakasenWildAndHornedHermit'' has a chapter where Reimu catches a ''kudagitsune'' (pipe fox spirit) attending one of her parties while disguised as Marisa. The spirit offers to pay Reimu back and does so by encouraging the villagers to visit the shrine, making her prosper...and also running her ragged with how busy she's become. Kasen catches it and explains that ''kudagitsune'' eventually eat their owners' health and prosperity. The Marisa-fox shows up BoundAndGagged in the background of the next few chapters (having been "exterminated" by Reimu) as a RunningGag.
15th Jul '16 7:23:18 AM Snowy66
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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Vulpix and Ninetales are quite explicitly based on kitsune, complete with the supernatural powers and tendency to curse people who tick them off. The [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Generation V]] Pokémon Zorua and Zoroark are based on the darker side of kitsune legends, and are even capable of shapeshifting. Fennekin and its line from [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Generation VI]] are based on fennec foxes rather than red foxes, but their typing and abilities are very similar to Vulpix and Ninetales.

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Vulpix and Ninetales are quite explicitly based on kitsune, complete with the supernatural powers and tendency to curse people who tick them off. off.
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The [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Generation V]] Pokémon Zorua and Zoroark are based on the darker side of kitsune legends, and are even capable of shapeshifting. shapeshifting.
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Fennekin and its line from [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Generation VI]] are based on fennec foxes rather than red foxes, but their typing and abilities are very similar to Vulpix and Ninetales.Ninetales. Especially in its evolved forms Braixen and Delphox who represent the kistunes humanoid form.
15th Jul '16 6:52:45 AM Snowy66
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', Vulpina is a fox themed supervillain who has illusionary abilities and is know for lying, much like a kitsune.
23rd Jun '16 3:26:31 PM NintenFan98
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* ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns'' features a Kitsune named Inari (named after the god that commands Kitsune) that can be married. Their gender is always opposite of the player character, similar to how they could take any form in the original mythology. (S)he is a [[ShrineMaiden keeper of a shrine]] and [[NeatFreak loves keeping her shrine clean]]
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