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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.
22nd Sep '16 2:00:41 PM Laniv
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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.
1st Sep '16 8:02:10 AM 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.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' since Susano is a playable deity, his lore obviously mentioned his feat of slaying Orochi.Orochi (though it's never mentioned by its name, just 'the eight-headed serpent'). 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.
2nd Aug '16 2:13:18 PM Willbyr
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* In ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', the true form of [[spoiler: Gohma Vlitra]] is an eight-headed Orochi made of rock and lava, and is probably the biggest depiction of an Orochi ever, literally having his heads so big they cover the entire circumference of planet earth. It makes the ''{{Yaiba}}'' version above seem tiny by comparison.

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* In ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', the true form of [[spoiler: Gohma Vlitra]] is an eight-headed Orochi made of rock and lava, and is probably the biggest depiction of an Orochi ever, literally having his heads so big they cover the entire circumference of planet earth. It makes the ''{{Yaiba}}'' ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' version above seem tiny by comparison.
30th Jun '16 9:33:25 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Sekirei}}'', Tsukiumi has an attack called Yamata no Orochi
* In the manga ''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 ''{{Sekirei}}'', ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', Tsukiumi has an attack called Yamata no Orochi
* In the manga ''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.]]



* The Yamata no Orochi dragon appears in the penultimate story arc in ''{{Yaiba}}''. Is revealed that [[spoiler: his body actually IS Japan, and when revived he turns into a country-sized, planet-wrecking abomination.]]

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* The Yamata no Orochi dragon appears in the penultimate story arc in ''{{Yaiba}}''.''Manga/{{Yaiba}}''. Is revealed that [[spoiler: his body actually IS Japan, and when revived he turns into a country-sized, planet-wrecking abomination.]]
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.]]
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