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29th Oct '17 2:30:26 PM nombretomado
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Compare the Hydra from GreekMythology; although (usually) that serpent isn't as intelligent, or the [[{{Satan}} multi-headed Dragon]] from [[TheBible The Book of Revelations.]]

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Compare the Hydra from GreekMythology; Myth/GreekMythology; although (usually) that serpent isn't as intelligent, or the [[{{Satan}} multi-headed Dragon]] from [[TheBible The Book of Revelations.]]
26th Oct '17 6:30:17 PM EdwardGil
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Compare the Hydra from GreekMythology; although (usually) that serpent isn't as intelligent, or the [[{{Satan}} multi-headed Dragon]] from [[TheBible The Book of Revelations.]]
16th Oct '17 11:09:43 AM dragonfire5000
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* In ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'', a yokai named Orochi (Venoct in English versions) is befriendable in the game's story. He doesn't share much of a resemblance to the giant eight-headed serpent, though his Soultimate is called Octo-Snake, referencing the yokai of legend.

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* In ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'', a yokai named Orochi (Venoct in English versions) is befriendable in the game's story. He doesn't share much of a resemblance to the giant eight-headed serpent, though his Soultimate is called Octo-Snake, referencing the yokai of legend. ''Yo-Kai Watch 2'' introduces Slurpent (Yamaton in the original Japanese versions) who has only one head but also sports eight tongues as a reference to the original Orochi's eight heads.
13th Sep '17 8:38:46 AM MiinU
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* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Contrary to the legend and most other depictions, here, the Orochi is portrayed as [[GodIsGood a benevolent deity]], who was revered by man. She lived among them [[HotGod in human form]] and was given the name "Himegami" (lit. "god princess"), since her shikigami felt the name "Orochi"[[note]]which means, "snake"[[/note]] was unbefitting of her. [[spoiler: And she's revealed to have been [[{{Deuteragonist}} Kodama's]] biological mother]].

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* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Contrary to the Japanese legend and most other depictions, here, the Orochi is portrayed as [[GodIsGood a benevolent deity]], who was revered by man. She lived among them [[HotGod in human form]] and was given the name "Himegami" (lit. "god princess"), since her shikigami felt the name "Orochi"[[note]]which means, "snake"[[/note]] was unbefitting of her. [[spoiler: And she's revealed to have been [[{{Deuteragonist}} Kodama's]] biological mother]].
13th Sep '17 8:29:58 AM MiinU
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*''Manga/MakenKi'': Contrary to the legend and most other depictions, here, the Orochi is portrayed as [[GodIsGood a benevolent deity]], who was revered by man. She lived among them [[HotGod in human form]] and was given the name "Himegami" (lit. "god princess"), since her shikigami felt the name "Orochi"[[note]]which means, "snake"[[/note]] was unbefitting of her. [[spoiler: And she's revealed to have been [[{{Deuteragonist}} Kodama's]] biological mother]].
7th Aug '17 5:33:56 AM Fuyumoto
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* Yamata-no-orochi also appears in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' as a PinataEnemy of the ''mitama'' dungeons and [[spoiler: the GreaterScopeVillain whom [[EvilAllAlong Yaobikuni]] [[TheDragon serves]].]]
5th May '17 5:25:53 AM Cryoclaste
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* The {{Pokemon}} Hydreigon is partially based on King Ghidorah, who is based on Orochi.

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* The {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Hydreigon is partially based on King Ghidorah, who is based on Orochi.
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.
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