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29th Dec '16 4:16:12 AM Harmonex
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The ''Yamata no Orochi'' is an eight-headed, eight-tailed serpentine monster in Myth/JapaneseMythology, similar in appearance to the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Lernaean Hydra]], give or take a head or two. According to Shinto legend, the Orochi was defeated by the storm god Susano-o, who while WalkingTheEarth after getting booted out of Heaven answered a request for aid by two earthly deities who were forced by the Orochi to hand over one of their daughters every year to be devoured by the beast, and were now down to their eighth and last one, [[BarrierMaiden Princess Kushinada]]. Just to distinguish the tale from Western dragon slaying myths, Susano-o first [[AttractiveBentGender lured]] the Orochi out by [[WholesomeCrossdresser disguising himself as Kushinada]] (with the real one [[ShapeShifting disguised as a comb]] in his hair), and then killed it by setting out a bowl of strong sake for each head, letting it drink itself into a stupor, ''then'' lopping them off. Inside Orochi's body, Susano-o [[RandomDrops found]] the sword ''[[NamedWeapons Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi]]'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusanagi "Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven"]]) that was later re-named "{{Kusanagi}}" ("Grass Cutter"), and is one of [[TheImperialRegalia Japan's Three Sacred Treasures]].

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The ''Yamata no Orochi'' is an eight-headed, eight-tailed serpentine monster in Myth/JapaneseMythology, similar in appearance to the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Lernaean Hydra]], give or take a head or two. According to Shinto legend, the Orochi was defeated by the storm god Susano-o, who while WalkingTheEarth after getting booted out of Heaven answered a request for aid by two earthly deities who were forced by the Orochi to hand over one of their daughters every year to be devoured by the beast, and were now down to their eighth and last one, [[BarrierMaiden Princess Kushinada]]. Just to distinguish the tale from Western dragon slaying myths, Susano-o first [[AttractiveBentGender lured]] the Orochi out by [[WholesomeCrossdresser disguising himself as Kushinada]] (with the real one [[ShapeShifting disguised as a comb]] in his hair), and then killed it by setting out a bowl of strong sake for each head, letting it drink itself into a stupor, ''then'' lopping them off. Inside Orochi's body, Susano-o [[RandomDrops [[RandomDrop found]] the sword ''[[NamedWeapons Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi]]'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusanagi "Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven"]]) that was later re-named "{{Kusanagi}}" ("Grass Cutter"), and is one of [[TheImperialRegalia Japan's Three Sacred Treasures]].
29th Dec '16 4:15:26 AM Harmonex
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The ''Yamata no Orochi'' is an eight-headed, eight-tailed serpentine monster in Myth/JapaneseMythology, similar in appearance to the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Lernaean Hydra]], give or take a head or two. According to Shinto legend, the Orochi was defeated by the storm god Susano-o, who while WalkingTheEarth after getting booted out of Heaven answered a request for aid by two earthly deities who were forced by the Orochi to hand over one of their daughters every year to be devoured by the beast, and were now down to their eighth and last one, [[BarrierMaiden Princess Kushinada]]. Just to distinguish the tale from Western dragon slaying myths, Susano-o first [[AttractiveBentGender lured]] the Orochi out by [[WholesomeCrossdresser disguising himself as Kushinada]] (with the real one [[ShapeShifting disguised as a comb]] in his hair), and then killed it by setting out a bowl of strong sake for each head, letting it drink itself into a stupor, ''then'' lopping them off. Inside Orochi's body, Susano-o [[RandomlyDrops found]] the sword ''[[NamedWeapons Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi]]'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusanagi "Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven"]]) that was later re-named "{{Kusanagi}}" ("Grass Cutter"), and is one of [[TheImperialRegalia Japan's Three Sacred Treasures]].

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The ''Yamata no Orochi'' is an eight-headed, eight-tailed serpentine monster in Myth/JapaneseMythology, similar in appearance to the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Lernaean Hydra]], give or take a head or two. According to Shinto legend, the Orochi was defeated by the storm god Susano-o, who while WalkingTheEarth after getting booted out of Heaven answered a request for aid by two earthly deities who were forced by the Orochi to hand over one of their daughters every year to be devoured by the beast, and were now down to their eighth and last one, [[BarrierMaiden Princess Kushinada]]. Just to distinguish the tale from Western dragon slaying myths, Susano-o first [[AttractiveBentGender lured]] the Orochi out by [[WholesomeCrossdresser disguising himself as Kushinada]] (with the real one [[ShapeShifting disguised as a comb]] in his hair), and then killed it by setting out a bowl of strong sake for each head, letting it drink itself into a stupor, ''then'' lopping them off. Inside Orochi's body, Susano-o [[RandomlyDrops [[RandomDrops found]] the sword ''[[NamedWeapons Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi]]'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusanagi "Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven"]]) that was later re-named "{{Kusanagi}}" ("Grass Cutter"), and is one of [[TheImperialRegalia Japan's Three Sacred Treasures]].
19th Dec '16 6:10:30 PM ShiroAkuma
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** The seies has character that shares a personality almost identical to its mythological counterpart; when it stirs itself, it does little more than just wanting to eat women and drink booze. However, it appears to have only seven heads. [[spoiler: Turns out the eighth is in back - it's ''the size of a small mountain,'' with the seven smaller (though still huge) dragon heads and necks sprouting from the back of the main head's skull. Kind of like a dragon version of a [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Beholder]].]] This Orochi has magical moss growing on its main head that is a powerful curative- even drinking water that flows past the moss can sustain a person's life, as well as making animals grow to [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever unnatural sizes]]. Notably, the male characters also have to dress in drag in order to lure it out (while Akane disguises herself as a boy to avoid it). Unfortunately, they all look so hideous the Orochi isn't fooled.

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** The seies series has character that shares a personality almost identical to its mythological counterpart; when it stirs itself, it does little more than just wanting to eat women and drink booze. However, it appears to have only seven heads. [[spoiler: Turns out the eighth is in back - it's ''the size of a small mountain,'' with the seven smaller (though still huge) dragon heads and necks sprouting from the back of the main head's skull. Kind of like a dragon version of a [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Beholder]].]] This Orochi has magical moss growing on its main head that is a powerful curative- even drinking water that flows past the moss can sustain a person's life, as well as making animals grow to [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever unnatural sizes]]. Notably, the male characters also have to dress in drag in order to lure it out (while Akane disguises herself as a boy to avoid it). Unfortunately, they all look so hideous the Orochi isn't fooled.
17th Dec '16 10:40:12 PM Chabal2
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* Likewise, ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' has Susa and Kushinada who fill similar roles. The party has to solve a puzzle involving mirror redirection before Susa's sake gambit can work, though. After the Orochi dies, the party can return to where his body is, and retrieve the Ame-No-Murakumo, titled Cloudrender in the game.

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* Likewise, ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' has Susa and Kushinada who fill similar roles. The party has to solve a puzzle involving mirror redirection before Susa's sake gambit can work, though. After the Orochi (here named Serpent, has only one head and looks like the standard Eastern dragon with wings on) dies, the party can return to where his body is, and retrieve the Ame-No-Murakumo, titled Cloudrender in the game.
17th Dec '16 8:28:31 PM Godzillawolf
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* Maga-Orochi is the most powerful of the [[{{Kaiju}} King Demon Beasts]] in ''Series/UltramanOrb''. While the monster bears very little resemblance to its namesake, its sealing at the hands of Ultraman Zoffy and a psychic princess is implied to have inspired the legend. [[spoilers:Its true, final form, Maga-Tano Orochi (or Magata no Orochi depending on the translation), bares more of a resemblance due to having multiple heads, and is by far the most powerful monster in the series as well as the FinalBoss.]]

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* Maga-Orochi is the most powerful of the [[{{Kaiju}} King Demon Beasts]] in ''Series/UltramanOrb''. While the monster bears very little resemblance to its namesake, its sealing at the hands of Ultraman Zoffy and a psychic princess is implied to have inspired the legend. [[spoilers:Its [[spoiler:Its true, final form, Maga-Tano Orochi (or Magata no Orochi depending on the translation), bares more of a resemblance due to having multiple heads, and is by far the most powerful monster in the series as well as the FinalBoss.]]
17th Dec '16 8:24:33 PM Godzillawolf
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* Maga-Orochi is the most powerful of the [[{{Kaiju}} King Demon Beasts]] in ''Series/UltramanOrb''. While the monster bears very little resemblance to its namesake, its sealing at the hands of Ultraman Zoffy and a psychic princess is implied to have inspired the legend.

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* Maga-Orochi is the most powerful of the [[{{Kaiju}} King Demon Beasts]] in ''Series/UltramanOrb''. While the monster bears very little resemblance to its namesake, its sealing at the hands of Ultraman Zoffy and a psychic princess is implied to have inspired the legend.
legend. [[spoilers:Its true, final form, Maga-Tano Orochi (or Magata no Orochi depending on the translation), bares more of a resemblance due to having multiple heads, and is by far the most powerful monster in the series as well as the FinalBoss.]]
1st Dec '16 6:18:10 PM QueenSaeryen
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* In ''Destiny Ninja 2'', it turns out that [[spoiler: when Ayame Kushinada purifies the polluted symbols with the Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven, it eats up her life force because her ancestor was a sacrifice to Orochi, and the sword was born from his body. The Orochi in this game is more of a good guy, and in one route he [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] to save Ayame and Yamato Island]].
9th Oct '16 12:41:26 PM Prometheus117
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** Hazama / Terumi [[spoiler: who helped make the Black Beast]] also invokes Orochi imagery; one of his attacks involve creating a swarm of snake heads behind him and he has a few attacks that, with Japanese language settings, namedrop the serpent. To make things even odder [[spoiler: he used to be in the Susanoo Unit.]]

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** Hazama / Terumi [[spoiler: who helped make the Black Beast]] also invokes Orochi imagery; one of his attacks involve creating a swarm of snake heads behind him and he has a few attacks that, with Japanese language settings, namedrop the serpent. To make things even odder [[spoiler: he used to be in the Susanoo Unit.Unit, and is actually the ''real'' [[AllMythsAreTrue god Susanoo]].]]
24th Sep '16 2:07:14 PM MagnusForce
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* In ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', King Ghidorah is alluded to be an immature Orochi-- having only grown 3 of his fated 8 heads.
* Toho's 1994 movie ''Orochi: The Eight-Headed Dragon'' had a very chubby Orochi. It also bore an notable resemblance to Ghidorah, another Toho creation. The monster's model kit was sold by D-tech, though it is [[http://d-tech-pro.com/en/detail/D-0009.html now sold out]].

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* In ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', King Ghidorah is alluded to be an immature Orochi-- having only grown 3 of his fated 8 heads.
heads. WordOfGod states Ghidorah was based on Orochi as well as other multi-headed monsters like the Hydra.
* Toho's Creator/{{Toho}}'s 1994 movie ''Orochi: The Eight-Headed Dragon'' (or ''Yamato Takeru'') had a very chubby Orochi. It also bore an notable resemblance to Ghidorah, another Toho creation. The monster's model kit was sold by D-tech, though it is [[http://d-tech-pro.com/en/detail/D-0009.html now sold out]].creation.
* Orochi appeared in the 1959 Toho film ''The Three Treasures'' (aka ''The Birth of Japan'').




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* Maga-Orochi is the most powerful of the [[{{Kaiju}} King Demon Beasts]] in ''Series/UltramanOrb''. While the monster bears very little resemblance to its namesake, its sealing at the hands of Ultraman Zoffy and a psychic princess is implied to have inspired the legend.
24th Sep '16 9:21:42 AM Prometheus117
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* The FinalBoss of the first ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' is called Orochi, where it is depicted as a female, humanoid snake construct with just five necks, with only one of its necks having a head. [[spoiler:It is later explained that Orochi here is an [[TheHeartless yoma]], and represents the grief of all of the Serpent Girls who have died.]]

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* The FinalBoss of the first ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' is called Orochi, where it is depicted as a female, humanoid snake construct with just five necks, with only one of its necks having a head. [[spoiler:It is later explained that Orochi here is an [[TheHeartless yoma]], and represents the grief of all of the Serpent Girls who have died.]] It is later revealed that the form Orochi took was [[FightingAShadow an incomplete version of the true form]], which turns out to look ''[[YouDontLookLikeYou nothing]]'' like the creature of legend. It doesn't even look like a serpent in any way.
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