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21st Aug '17 12:33:32 AM PaulA
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* Foxtrot X-Ray and Lady Ako in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Chrome Circle''. FX has three tails and is pretty weak (though he eventually earns a two-tail upgrade for extreme valor). Ako has nine tails. She's also "the bearer of some of the most noble blood Under- or Above- Hill." Her half-kitsune/half-dragon daughter also has nine tails in her kitsune form.
** Another one makes a brief (yet important) appearance in her ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series in ''Fortune's Fool'', giving the female lead a magic paper crane that comes in handy.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey's works:
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Foxtrot X-Ray and Lady Ako in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Chrome Circle''. FX has three tails and is pretty weak (though he eventually earns a two-tail upgrade for extreme valor). Ako has nine tails. She's also "the bearer of some of the most noble blood Under- or Above- Hill." Her half-kitsune/half-dragon daughter also has nine tails in her kitsune form.
** Another one One makes a brief (yet important) appearance in her the ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series in ''Fortune's Fool'', giving the female lead a magic paper crane that comes in handy.
20th Aug '17 1:51:56 PM LinTaylor
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* Ran Yakumo from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', who is of the nine-tailed variety, making her very old and powerful. The fact that she's the [[UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} shikigami]] of Yukari Yakumo demonstrates how powerful Yukari is, while the fact that Ran has her ''[[NestedOwnership own]]'' shikigami, [[CatGirl 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.

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* Ran Yakumo from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', who is of the nine-tailed variety, making her very old and powerful. The fact that she's the [[UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} shikigami]] of Yukari Yakumo demonstrates how powerful Yukari is, while the fact that Ran has her ''[[NestedOwnership own]]'' shikigami, [[CatGirl Chen]], demonstrates how powerful ''she'' is.
is. She's also incredibly good at math, being able to calculate the width of the Sanzu River...which is quite a feat, considering the Sanzu's width changes depending on how sinful one is[[note]]Yukari, in the meantime, can apparently calculate its depth, which is again quite a feat since the Sanzu is supposed to be bottomless[[/note]].
** 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 In a later chapter Reimu thinks she's found a kitsune artifact called a foxball, and the Marisa-Fox returns to give some exposition...as well as to reveal that whatever the object is, it's ''not'' a foxball.
** Another official manga ''Manga/TouhouSuzunaanForbiddenScrollery'' has a two-part story where a kitsune is writing on the doors of the local school, which worries the parents. After Reimu makes some failed attempts at repelling it, Kosuzu uses her {{Omniglot}} skills to figure out what's going on: [[spoiler:it's repeating the day's lessons, meaning that the kitsune is a child that's trying to learn]]. She ends
up BoundAndGagged resolving the situation by giving Reimu some special {{Paper Talisman}}s...[[spoiler:that are actually advertisements for Suzunaan. When the kitsune-child comes to the store, Kosuzu gives it a blank book to write in and offers to give new blank books in exchange for trading in the background old ones when they fill up, meaning she gets a steady supply of the next few chapters (having been "exterminated" by Reimu) as a RunningGag.youma books.]]
2nd Aug '17 1:52:21 AM FireCrawler2002
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* ''VideoGame/WarioLand3'' has Wolfenboss/Kezune, the boss of the Pool of Rain, a flying Kitsune wearing a sorcerer's robe. He creates and fires white Tao-shaped fireballs that bounce off the floors and walls and levitate you out of the arena if they hit, and giant spiked balls that turn you into Puffy Wario (Causing you to fly out of the arena) if they hit and provide the enemies needed to attack him. He is usually considered ThatOneBoss.

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* ''VideoGame/WarioLand3'' has Wolfenboss/Kezune, the boss of the Pool of Rain, a flying Kitsune wearing a sorcerer's robe. He creates and fires white Tao-shaped fireballs magical energy balls that bounce off the floors and walls and levitate you out of the arena if they hit, and giant spiked balls that turn you into Puffy Wario (Causing you to fly out of the arena) if they hit and provide the enemies needed to attack him. He is usually considered ThatOneBoss.
17th Jul '17 8:50:02 AM Nepeta
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* One of the most famous ''kitsune'' in Japanese folklore is Kuzunoha, the mother of the astrologer/onmyouji Abe no Seimei. According to legend, a noble named Abe no Yasuna was travelling to Shinoda shrine when he came across a hunter who had trapped a white fox, intending to harvest its liver for medicine. Yasuna fought off the hunter and freed the fox, but was wounded in the process. A beautiful young woman named Kuzunoha appeared and helped him to his home, and they eventually married and had a son, Seimei. Eventually, Kuzunoha is revealed to be the fox that Yasuna saved, but due to her true nature having been revealed she must return to the forest. She leaves a poem asking Yasuna and Seimei to come find her, and it is revealed she is the ''kami'' of Shinoda shrine, bestowing Seimei with the power to understand animals.

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* One of the most famous ''kitsune'' in Japanese folklore is Kuzunoha, the mother of the astrologer/onmyouji Abe no Seimei. According to legend, a noble named Abe no Yasuna was travelling to Shinoda shrine when he came across a hunter who had trapped a white fox, intending to harvest its liver for medicine. Yasuna fought off the hunter and freed the fox, but was wounded in the process. A beautiful young woman named Kuzunoha appeared and helped him to his home, and they eventually married and had a son, Seimei. Eventually, Kuzunoha is revealed to be the fox that Yasuna saved, but due to her true nature having been revealed she must return to the forest. She leaves a poem asking Yasuna and Seimei to come find her, and it is revealed she is the ''kami'' of Shinoda shrine, bestowing Seimei with the [[SpeaksFluentAnimal power to understand animals.animals]].
12th Jul '17 5:17:16 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* During the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness's 1998 "Year of the Lotus" releases, ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' received an Asian-themed expansion called ''Hengeyokai'' which introduced the Kitsune werefoxes. They are described as the youngest of the Changing Breeds, and are the most spiritually inclined. While physically weakest, they are skilled in elemental sorcery as well as paper-themed origami sorcery. As a character goes up in rank, their vulpine forms grow additional tails, generally up to five (the games' level cap), but the legendary Bai Mianxi got up to nine tails.

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* During the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness's 1998 "Year of the Lotus" releases, ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' received an Asian-themed expansion called ''Hengeyokai'' which introduced the Kitsune werefoxes. [[note]]There was a similar creature already in this setting, but this book really fleshed them out.[[/note]] They are described as the youngest of the Changing Breeds, and are the most spiritually inclined. While physically weakest, they are skilled in elemental sorcery as well as paper-themed origami sorcery. As a character goes up in rank, their vulpine forms grow additional tails, generally up to five (the games' level cap), but the legendary Bai Mianxi got up to nine tails.
12th Jul '17 5:15:12 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* The Forest Shadow from ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire''

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* The Forest Shadow from ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire''''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' is a [[FarEast semi-Chinese]] fox spirit of this type.
29th Jun '17 3:45:31 PM AnaxshiXVI
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* The Fuchsbau in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' are very similar to Kitsunes.

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* The Fuchsbau Wesen in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' are very similar to Kitsunes.Kitsunes. There is also a type of Wesen known as Kitsune, and according to legend, are one of the very few Wesens to have a tail-nine in fact.
7th Jun '17 10:06:01 PM Arawn999
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'', Tama is a diminutive white fox who accompanies your party, but her true form, Tamamohimé, is this. She has nine lives and one point [[spoiler:sacrifices all remaining lives to rewind time for the party, though a loophole allows you to bring her back and doing so is part of the requirements for the game's true ending.]] Her name is likely a reference to the ''hoshi no tama'', a magical ball that the kitsune keeps in its mouth or carries it on its tail.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'', Tama is a diminutive white fox who accompanies your party, but her true form, Tamamohimé, is this. She has nine lives and one point [[spoiler:sacrifices all remaining lives to rewind time for the party, though a loophole allows you to bring her back and doing so is part of the requirements for the game's true ending.]] Her name is likely a reference to the ''hoshi no tama'', a magical ball that the kitsune keeps in its mouth or carries it on its tail.tail, and the legendary kitsune Tamamo-no-Mae.
7th Jun '17 9:19:26 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'', Tama is a diminutive white fox who accompanies your party, but her true form, Tamamohimé, is this. She has nine lives and one point [[spoiler:sacrifices all remaining lives to rewind time for the party, though a loophole allows you to bring her back and doing so is part of the requirements for the game's true ending.]] Her name is likely a reference to the ''hoshi no tama'', a magical ball that the kitsune keeps in its mouth or carries it on its tail.
1st Jun '17 8:07:52 PM nombretomado
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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.

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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.Creator/WhiteWolf.
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