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23rd May '16 6:29:08 PM ChrisX
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' since Susano is a playable deity, his lore obviously mentioned his feat of slaying Orochi. Likewise, in his winning animation, he's depicted of being attacked by an endless horde of giant serpent heads as a reference to Orochi... and he kills them over and over.
7th Mar '16 1:10:05 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the manga ''TenjhoTenge'', the story of Susanoo and Orochi is presented as a symbolic allegory for the story of the founding of the Gaoshiki clan, to which most of the characters in the series belong. [[spoiler: the story goes that a shogun who was referred to as "Susa" discovered that the rivers of his domain were being polluted by the runoff from iron mines run by eight clans (portrayed as the eight heads of Orochi). Susa invites the eight clan heads to a party, tricks them into lowering their guard and then decapitating them. Going a bit further, Susa then rapes the clan heads' daughters, who commit suicide, all except one, whose attempts fail, thus putting her in the role of Kushinada, albeit considerably less willing than the traditional version.]]

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* In the manga ''TenjhoTenge'', ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'', the story of Susanoo and Orochi is presented as a symbolic allegory for the story of the founding of the Gaoshiki clan, to which most of the characters in the series belong. [[spoiler: the story goes that a shogun who was referred to as "Susa" discovered that the rivers of his domain were being polluted by the runoff from iron mines run by eight clans (portrayed as the eight heads of Orochi). Susa invites the eight clan heads to a party, tricks them into lowering their guard and then decapitating them. Going a bit further, Susa then rapes the clan heads' daughters, who commit suicide, all except one, whose attempts fail, thus putting her in the role of Kushinada, albeit considerably less willing than the traditional version.]]
30th Dec '15 7:27:20 PM jormis29
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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 [[PublicDomainArtifact 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 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 [[PublicDomainArtifact [[TheImperialRegalia Japan's Three Sacred Treasures]].
4th Dec '15 9:59:11 PM IamTheCaligula
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** ''Phase 0'' reveals that [[spoiler: Caelica A. Mercury]] was engineered to be a sacrifice to the Black Beast to temporarily halt its rampage, making her a Kushinada figure. Oddly enough the one who rescued her from this fate is ''not'' the Susanoo figure. The original Bloodedge fought against the Black Beast to ensure that her sacrifice would not be necessary.
** Hazama [[spoiler: who helped make the Black Beast]] also invokes Orochi imagery; one of his attacks involve creating a swarm of snake heads behind him. To make things even odder [[spoiler: he used to be in the Susanoo Unit.]]

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** ''Phase 0'' reveals that [[spoiler: Caelica Celica A. Mercury]] was engineered to be a sacrifice to the Black Beast to temporarily halt its rampage, making her a Kushinada figure. rampage through the use of Kushinada's Lynchpin. Oddly enough enough, the one who rescued her from this fate is ''not'' the Susanoo figure. The original Bloodedge fought against the Black Beast to ensure that her sacrifice would not be necessary.
** 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.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.]]
11th Nov '15 1:14:16 PM Moko-tan
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* In ''VideoGame/LenEn'', it's revealed that after Orochi died, fragments of his body transformed into more Orochis. By the time of the game, only two of them are alive. Adagumo no Yaorochi wants to restore the {{Kusanagi}} sword and provokes the incident. She is not evil whatsoever, it's just that she feels a connection with the sword because she was born from Orochi's arm.

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* In ''VideoGame/LenEn'', it's revealed that after Orochi died, fragments of his body transformed into more Orochis. By the time of the game, only two of them there are alive. siblings Adagumo no Yaorochi and Saragimaru who're youkai born from Yamata no Orochi's corpse. Yaorochi wants to restore the {{Kusanagi}} sword and provokes the incident. She is not evil whatsoever, it's just that she feels a connection with the sword because she was born from Orochi's arm.
29th Sep '15 1:32:53 PM daftinquisitor
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* In ''Manga/AyakashiAyashi'' a main character just happens to be Orochi himself, and the fight with Susanoo is re-enacted in the end (well, more or less), with interesting results.

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* In ''Manga/AyakashiAyashi'' ''Anime/AyakashiAyashi'' a main character just happens to be Orochi himself, and the fight with Susanoo is re-enacted in the end (well, more or less), with interesting results.
20th Sep '15 8:54:28 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' takes this trope even further by retelling the original legend, featuring the characters [[FakeUltimateHero Susano]] (who deals the final blow to the monster) and Kushi (the woman who was to be sacrificed to it). It is a long, two-phase battle that involves force-feeding Orochi the legendary sake, then taking out its heads one by one, before Susano jumps in to deal the final blow. The player even receives their first sword/glaive as a prize from the battle, although it's not the {{Kusanagi}} blade. You get that from a different boss entirely. The sword you ''do'' get is a reborn version of Tsukuyomi, which is a sword in the game. Fitting that the same event would bring together Amaterasu, Susano, and Tsukuyomi.
** When the same battle reoccurs in the past, Nagi is even dressed up in Nami's sacrificial robes. Defeating him ''that'' time earns you the Thunder Edge, which seems to be based off of the Ame-No-Murakumo, the {{Kusanagi}} Blade's original name.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' takes this trope even further by retelling the original legend, featuring the characters [[FakeUltimateHero Susano]] (who deals the final blow to the monster) and Kushi (the woman who was to be sacrificed to it). It is a long, two-phase battle that involves force-feeding Orochi the legendary sake, then taking out its heads one by one, before Susano jumps in to deal the final blow. The player even receives their first sword/glaive as a prize from the battle, although it's not the {{Kusanagi}} blade. You get that from a different boss entirely. The sword you ''do'' get is a reborn version of Tsukuyomi, which is a sword in the game. Fitting that the same event would bring together Amaterasu, Susano, and Tsukuyomi.
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Tsukuyomi. When the same battle reoccurs in the past, Nagi is even dressed up in Nami's sacrificial robes. Defeating him ''that'' time earns you the Thunder Edge, which seems to be based off of the Ame-No-Murakumo, the {{Kusanagi}} Blade's original name.
20th Sep '15 8:00:14 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' had one that shared a personality almost identical to its mythological counterpart; when it stirred itself, it did little more than just wanting to eat women and drink booze. However, it appeared 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 had magical moss growing on its main head that was a powerful curative- even drinking water that had flowed past the moss could sustain a person's life, as well as making animals grow to [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever unnatural sizes]]. Notably, the male characters also had to dress in drag in order to lure it out (while Akane disguised herself as a boy to avoid it.) Unfortunately, they all looked so hideous the Orochi wasn't fooled.
** Another spiritual example/reference is Happosai[[note]]"Master of the Eight Treasures"[[/note]], a [[TheAlcoholic sake-swilling]] DirtyOldMan who ''goes into withdrawal'' if he is unable to sate his perversion and perhaps ''the'' most powerful martial artist in the series. In his BackStory, he was only beaten when his students re-enacted the myth; left out enough sake for him to drink himself into a stupor. Then, lacking any weapon they trusted to cut the nut's head off, they sealed him in a cave with a bundle of dynamite by means of a {{Shimenawa}}-adorned boulder. He of course returns to bug Ranma, and finds himself thwarted time and time again by his intended victim - a HotBlooded "[[TestosteronePoisoning Manly Man]]" acting as a perfect Susanoo figure, complete with an AttractiveBentGender curse that Happosai always falls for.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' had one ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
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that shared shares a personality almost identical to its mythological counterpart; when it stirred stirs itself, it did does little more than just wanting to eat women and drink booze. However, it appeared 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 had has magical moss growing on its main head that was is a powerful curative- even drinking water that had flowed flows past the moss could can sustain a person's life, as well as making animals grow to [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever unnatural sizes]]. Notably, the male characters also had have to dress in drag in order to lure it out (while Akane disguised disguises herself as a boy to avoid it.) it). Unfortunately, they all looked look so hideous the Orochi wasn't isn't fooled.
** Another spiritual example/reference is Happosai[[note]]"Master Happosai,[[note]]"Master of the Eight Treasures"[[/note]], Treasures"[[/note]] a [[TheAlcoholic sake-swilling]] DirtyOldMan who ''goes into withdrawal'' if he is unable to sate his perversion and perhaps ''the'' most powerful martial artist in the series. In his BackStory, he was only beaten when his students re-enacted the myth; left out enough sake for him to drink himself into a stupor. Then, lacking any weapon they trusted to cut the nut's head off, they sealed him in a cave with a bundle of dynamite by means of a {{Shimenawa}}-adorned boulder. He of course returns to bug Ranma, and finds himself thwarted time and time again by his intended victim - a HotBlooded "[[TestosteronePoisoning Manly Man]]" acting as a perfect Susanoo figure, complete with an AttractiveBentGender curse that Happosai always falls for.
21st Aug '15 2:01:24 PM Willbyr
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* ''BlueSeed''. Unless you read the subtitles, which tend to mistranslate it as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "Orochi no Orochi"]].

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* ''BlueSeed''.''Manga/BlueSeed''. Unless you read the subtitles, which tend to mistranslate it as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "Orochi no Orochi"]].
19th Aug '15 9:18:32 AM TPPR10
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* In the ''Anime/StrikeWitches: The Movie'', there is a picture early on what depicts Susano-o fighting against Orochi alongside two Witches. The appearance of Orochi of a eight-necked black snake with blue hexagonal pattern on the back and eyes made out of red hexagons seems to indicate that Orochi was actually an ancient Neuroi.
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