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14th Apr '17 11:23:34 PM Kalaong
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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 [[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]].

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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, stupor(as it only had ''one'' stomach), ''then'' lopping them off. Inside Orochi's body, Susano-o [[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]].
24th Mar '17 5:03:00 AM TheMyonner
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* In ''VideoGame/LenEn'', there are 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.

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* In ''VideoGame/LenEn'', there are 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 [[AmbiguousGender They]] are not evil whatsoever, it's just that she feels they feel a connection with the sword because she was they were born from Orochi's arm.
14th Mar '17 12:14:35 PM WillKeaton
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* One of the [[BigBad main villains]] of ''{{Naruto}}'' is Orochimaru, a rogue ninja with the ability to summon snakes (And oddly, the {{Kusanagi}} sword.) In this case, he's actually based on the character of the same name from the folktale ''Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari'' (As are Jiraiya and Tsunade, of course). However, since the original Orochimaru was likely named after the Orochi, we'll keep him here.

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* One of the [[BigBad main villains]] of ''{{Naruto}}'' is Orochimaru, a rogue ninja with the ability to summon snakes snakes. (And oddly, the {{Kusanagi}} sword.) In this case, he's actually based on the character of the same name from the folktale ''Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari'' (As are Jiraiya and Tsunade, of course). However, since the original Orochimaru was likely named after the Orochi, we'll keep him here.
14th Mar '17 12:14:13 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', Bokuto no Ryu's [[spoiler:spirit ally Tokagero's Oversoul form is an eight-headed dragon on top of a Formula One car.]] In addition, one of Ryu's strongest attacks is his "Ame-No-Murakumo that slew Yamata-No-Orochi", which surrounds his wooden sword in cloud-like swirls of energy before slashing. A bit of a mix-up of the legend's particulars[[note]]as mentioned above, the ame-no-murakumo was found ''after'' the orochi was killed[[/note]], but cool either way.

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* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', Bokuto no Ryu's [[spoiler:spirit ally Tokagero's Oversoul form is an eight-headed dragon on top of a Formula One car.]] In addition, one of Ryu's strongest attacks is his "Ame-No-Murakumo that slew Yamata-No-Orochi", which surrounds his wooden sword in cloud-like swirls of energy before slashing. A bit of a mix-up of the legend's particulars[[note]]as particulars,[[note]]as mentioned above, the ame-no-murakumo was found ''after'' the orochi was killed[[/note]], killed[[/note]] but cool either way.
14th Mar '17 12:13:27 PM WillKeaton
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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 [[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]].

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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 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 [[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]].
25th Jan '17 11:24:24 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''ComicBook/GodzillaRageAcrossTime'', Orochi is summoned to protect Japan from the invading Mongols but is [[CurbStompBattle quickly killed]] when Godzilla suddenly appears. So he's lured over to the invading horde instead.
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.
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