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23rd Jul '16 4:28:34 PM Pichu-kun
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* Kiri Komori of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' looks the part, having ghost-white skin and long black hair that tends to obscure her eyes.
** While Kiri ''was'' mistaken for a spirit by the ever-cheerful Kafuka, however, she was instead identified as a 'zashiki warashi' or house goblin. Plus, her hair is beautifully straight and not stringy in the slightest once she moves into the school. Probably because Nietzsche starts washing it for her for fanservice purposes.

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* Kiri Komori of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' looks the part, having ghost-white skin and long black hair that tends to obscure her eyes.
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eyes. While Kiri ''was'' mistaken for a spirit by the ever-cheerful Kafuka, however, she was instead identified as a 'zashiki warashi' or house goblin. Plus, her hair is beautifully straight and not stringy in the slightest once she moves into the school. Probably because Nietzsche starts washing it for her for fanservice purposes.



* The protagonist of ''Literature/{{ghostgirl}}'' is presented as a girl with long, messy black hair, blank white eyes, and tattered clothes in artwork. Charlotte dies in the second chapter and spends the rest of the book in the afterlife. In contrast to other examples, she's the compete opposite of "scary". Charlotte is an awkward, unpopular teenage girl who died choking on a ''gummy bear''.

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* The protagonist of ''Literature/{{ghostgirl}}'' ''Literature/{{Ghostgirl}}'' is presented as a girl with long, messy black hair, blank white eyes, and tattered clothes in artwork. Charlotte dies in the second chapter and spends the rest of the book in the afterlife. In contrast to other examples, she's the compete opposite of "scary". Charlotte is an awkward, unpopular teenage girl who died choking on a ''gummy bear''.
23rd Jul '16 4:27:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* Like Orochimaru, Äs Nödt from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' looks like a Stringy-Haired Ghost ''Guy'', with his long, straight black hair and white uniform. He wears a mask that covers his nose and mouth, so the "ghastly face" part might apply.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Like Orochimaru, Äs Nödt from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' looks like a Stringy-Haired Ghost ''Guy'', with his long, straight black hair and white uniform. He wears a mask that covers his nose and mouth, so the "ghastly face" part might apply.



* The protagonist of ''Literature/{{ghostgirl}}'' is presented as a girl with long, messy black hair, blank white eyes, and tattered clothes in artwork. Charlotte dies in the second chapter and spends the rest of the book in the afterlife. In contrast to other examples, she's the compete opposite of "scary". Charlotte is an awkward, unpopular teenage girl who died choking on a ''gummy bear''.



* S-Ko, the leader of the ghosts possessing Zappa in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', is an onryo, as well as an obvious ShoutOut to Sadako.
** A popular Fan Theory is that she's the ghost of one of the other characters' girlfriend, [[spoiler: more exactly, Axl's Japanese girlfriend Megumi.]] [[spoiler: WordOfGod says she is... [[{{Jossed}} NOT]].]]

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* S-Ko, the leader of the ghosts possessing Zappa in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', is an onryo, as well as an obvious ShoutOut to Sadako.
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Sadako. A popular Fan Theory is that she's the ghost of one of the other characters' girlfriend, [[spoiler: more exactly, Axl's Japanese girlfriend Megumi.]] [[spoiler: WordOfGod says she is... [[{{Jossed}} NOT]].]]



* Videogame/ChampionsOnline has Demoiselle Nocturne. After being murdered by her husband, she returned through his nightmares, ''turned his body inside-out''... and then decided to stay in the mortal realm and become a supervillainess.
** She also began a romance with the evil sorcerer Luther Black, which is disturbing on many levels.

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* Videogame/ChampionsOnline ''Videogame/ChampionsOnline'' has Demoiselle Nocturne. After being murdered by her husband, she returned through his nightmares, ''turned his body inside-out''... and then decided to stay in the mortal realm and become a supervillainess.
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supervillainess. She also began a romance with the evil sorcerer Luther Black, which is disturbing on many levels.



* The VideoGame/NancyDrew game ''Shadow at the Water's Edge'' has such a ghost haunting the Ryokan Hiei. She tries to '''drown you'''.

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* The VideoGame/NancyDrew '''VideoGame/NancyDrew'' game ''Shadow at the Water's Edge'' has such a ghost haunting the Ryokan Hiei. She tries to '''drown you'''.



* The evolved form of Hanako-san, Hanako Noroino, from ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has messy black hair (though it doesn't cover her face) and a blue tint under her eyes that resembles bags. She curses people often. Hanako Noroino is a {{yokai}}, which also makes her an UndeadChild.

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* The evolved form of Hanako-san, Hanako Noroino, from ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has messy black hair (though it doesn't cover her face) and a blue tint under her eyes that resembles bags. She curses people often. Hanako Noroino is a {{yokai}}, {{youkai}}, which also makes her an UndeadChild.
9th Jul '16 5:08:19 PM MsChibi
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This is actually a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent type of ghost]] known as an ''onryō'', the ghost of a young woman who was [[WomanScorned greatly]] [[RapeAsDrama wronged]] [[StuffedIntoTheFridge by a man]] in life and now [[GhostlyGoals seeks vengeance on the living.]] Usually, the man who actually did the wronging is left untouched by the onryō, unless he's a main character and her anger tends to be directed more at anyone unlucky enough to run into her.

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This is actually a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent type of ghost]] known as an ''onryō'', the ghost of a young woman who was [[WomanScorned greatly]] [[RapeAsDrama wronged]] [[StuffedIntoTheFridge by a man]] in life and now [[GhostlyGoals seeks vengeance on the living.]] Usually, the man who actually did the wronging is left untouched by the onryō, unless he's a main character and [[{{Yandere}} her anger tends to be directed more at anyone unlucky enough to run into her.her]].
8th Jul '16 4:03:45 PM StFan
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->'''Pat''': Why is every Asian ghost exactly the same ghost... person?\\
'''Matt''': Well, the girl in ''Film/TheRing'' is different.\\
'''Pat''': No, I mean, they're literally all ladies in white clothes with super-long black hair that's all tangled and stuff.\\
'''Matt''': [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased What's scarier than a lady coming at you]]?

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->'''Pat''': ->'''Pat:''' Why is every Asian ghost exactly the same ghost... person?\\
'''Matt''': '''Matt:''' Well, the girl in ''Film/TheRing'' is different.\\
'''Pat''': '''Pat:''' No, I mean, they're literally all ladies in white clothes with super-long black hair that's all tangled and stuff.\\
'''Matt''': '''Matt:''' [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased What's scarier than a lady coming at you]]?






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[[folder:Arts]]
* OlderThanRadio: The painting "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_of_Oyuki The Ghost of Oyuki]]" is believed to be one of the earliest examples of this trope, dating back to 1750.
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* Bloody Mary from the fifth episode of season one of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
** Used again in the seventh season with a "Shojo"- the actual creature from Japanese mythology was pretty much a satyr, but the show re-imagined it as this trope.
* A Spanish candid camera show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZAXQHgZNRc decided to test people's reactions to this trope]] in RealLife. HilarityEnsues.
** Ditto for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r0fUYdcxtc this]] Brazilian show.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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Bloody Mary from the fifth episode of season one of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
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** Used again in the seventh season with a "Shojo"- "Shojo" -- the actual creature from Japanese mythology was pretty much a satyr, but the show re-imagined it as this trope.
trope.
* A Spanish candid camera show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZAXQHgZNRc decided to test people's reactions to this trope]] in RealLife. HilarityEnsues.
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HilarityEnsues. Ditto for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r0fUYdcxtc this]] Brazilian show.



[[folder:New Media]]
* Several [[ChainLetter chain mail messages]] on various forums claim that one will come after you if you don't continue to spread the message.
** Website/{{Snopes}} debunks a few of these on their site-- including one that tries to pass off the DVD cover from a Korean horror film about a straight example of this trope as a real ghost photo.
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** Noroko's story is also that of a traditional onryo; in the game ''TheBlackHeart'', we learn that, in life, [[spoiler:she was sacrificed (and ''possibly'' raped) by a man, that bathed a doll in her blood, for an unknown purpose (although it seems he was the leader of a cult). Her spirit was locked inside the doll, and it only awoke years later, when the heart of the King of the Other World was stolen. She now searches the heart, hoping to use its power to find peace in death.]]

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** Noroko's story is also that of a traditional onryo; in the game ''TheBlackHeart'', ''VideoGame/TheBlackHeart'', we learn that, in life, [[spoiler:she was sacrificed (and ''possibly'' raped) by a man, that bathed a doll in her blood, for an unknown purpose (although it seems he was the leader of a cult). Her spirit was locked inside the doll, and it only awoke years later, when the heart of the King of the Other World was stolen. She now searches the heart, hoping to use its power to find peace in death.]]



* Hanako from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' certainly evokes the image, what with her scarred face covered with long black hair, though it isn't commented upon in the game proper.



* Sorta visually invoked in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''. [[spoiler: When Ibuki Mioda is murdered by hanging, her body is found still hanging from a noose... and she's wearing a [[WhiteShirtOfDeath white]] [[WomanInWhite robe]], and her long black hair is down.]]



[[folder:Visual Art]]
* OlderThanRadio: The painting "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_of_Oyuki The Ghost of Oyuki]]" is believed to be one of the earliest examples of this trope, dating back to 1750.

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* OlderThanRadio: The painting "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_of_Oyuki The Ghost of Oyuki]]" is believed to be one of Hanako from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' certainly evokes the earliest examples of this trope, dating back to 1750.image, what with her scarred face covered with long black hair, though it isn't commented upon in the game proper.
* Sorta visually invoked in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''. [[spoiler: When Ibuki Mioda is murdered by hanging, her body is found still hanging from a noose... and she's wearing a [[WhiteShirtOfDeath white]] [[WomanInWhite robe]], and her long black hair is down.]]



** [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/081010 BACON!!!]]



* Aradia Megido from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. WordOfGod has stated that her design is inspired by "basically every Japanese horror movie ever." [[spoiler:[[BackFromTheDead And then she got better.]]]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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Aradia Megido from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.Megido. WordOfGod has stated that her design is inspired by "basically every Japanese horror movie ever." [[spoiler:[[BackFromTheDead And then she got better.]]]]



* Several [[ChainLetter chain mail messages]] on various forums claim that one will come after you if you don't continue to spread the message. Website/{{Snopes}} debunks a few of these on their site -- including one that tries to pass off the DVD cover from a Korean horror film about a straight example of this trope as a real ghost photo.



* Although not a ghost or a girl, the ''SurvivalOfTheFittest V1'' character Shinya Motomura is said to look like one of these, to the point of receiving the nickname [[TheRing Sadoko]].

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* Although not a ghost or a girl, the ''SurvivalOfTheFittest ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest V1'' character Shinya Motomura is said to look like one of these, to the point of receiving the nickname [[TheRing Sadoko]].



-->'''Enid''': [''in a creepy whisper''] My dream...is to transition...from Scary Girl roles...to Scary Woman roles. ...I wanna be Scary Creator/MerylStreep.

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-->'''Enid''': [''in -->'''Enid:''' ''[in a creepy whisper''] whisper]'' My dream...dream... is to transition...transition... from Scary Girl roles...roles... to Scary Woman roles. ...I wanna be Scary Creator/MerylStreep.



* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1692 1692-1]]

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1692 1692-1]]SCP-1692-1]]



* In the HiccupHijinks episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', the Haunted House the title characters build for Isabella feature Stringy-Haired Ghost Girls.
** P&F went to the [[JustForPun well]] with this one ''again'' in season 4's "Happy Birthday, Isabella", with Stacy watching a parody of ''TheGrudge'', and accidentally ending up looking like the "Grievance Girl".
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parodies ''TheRing'', making her a PerkyGoth in a dating video.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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In the HiccupHijinks episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', episode, the Haunted House the title characters build for Isabella feature Stringy-Haired Ghost Girls.
** P&F The show went to the [[JustForPun well]] with this one ''again'' in season 4's "Happy Birthday, Isabella", with Stacy watching a parody of ''TheGrudge'', and accidentally ending up looking like the "Grievance Girl".
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parodies ''TheRing'', ''Literature/TheRing'', making her a PerkyGoth in a dating video.




[[folder:Other]]
* As [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-ZC3BMLS9I this]] video proves it can work in real life. A little too well for one woman.
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20th Jun '16 7:44:03 AM HuyMinhLe
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* And crossover movie ''Sadako vs. Kayako'' features the iconic onryo of J-Horror colliding.

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* And crossover movie ''Sadako ''[[Film/SadakoVsKayako Sadako vs. Kayako'' Kayako]]'' features the iconic onryo of J-Horror colliding.
11th May '16 4:29:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* Chizuru from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' dresses up as one during a SchoolFestival.



* Hanako from ''KatawaShoujo'' certainly evokes the image, what with her scarred face covered with long black hair, though it isn't commented upon in the game proper.

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* Hanako from ''KatawaShoujo'' ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' certainly evokes the image, what with her scarred face covered with long black hair, though it isn't commented upon in the game proper.


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* The evolved form of Hanako-san, Hanako Noroino, from ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has messy black hair (though it doesn't cover her face) and a blue tint under her eyes that resembles bags. She curses people often. Hanako Noroino is a {{yokai}}, which also makes her an UndeadChild.
10th May '16 5:00:16 AM 06tele
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* Parodied in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/78c7180f2e/scary-girl-with-chloe-moretz Scary Girl]] on Funny Or Die, in which Chloe Moretz plays an actress, Enid, who only ever plays such characters because that's what she's actually like. When Enid gets a part in a Sunny D commercial, she looks and behaves exactly like she does all the time, with the result that the sound recordist stares hearing scary whispers and even begins to bleed from his ears.

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* Parodied in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/78c7180f2e/scary-girl-with-chloe-moretz Scary Girl]] on Funny Or Die, in which Chloe Moretz plays an actress, Enid, who only ever plays such characters because that's what she's actually like. When Enid gets a part in a Sunny D commercial, she looks and behaves exactly like she does all the time, with the result that the sound recordist stares starts hearing scary whispers and growls through his headphones and even begins to bleed ''bleed from his ears.ears''.
10th May '16 4:59:19 AM 06tele
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* Parodied in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/78c7180f2e/scary-girl-with-chloe-moretz Scary Girl]] on Funny Or Die, in which Chloe Moretz plays an actress who plays such characters.

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* Parodied in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/78c7180f2e/scary-girl-with-chloe-moretz Scary Girl]] on Funny Or Die, in which Chloe Moretz plays an actress actress, Enid, who only ever plays such characters.characters because that's what she's actually like. When Enid gets a part in a Sunny D commercial, she looks and behaves exactly like she does all the time, with the result that the sound recordist stares hearing scary whispers and even begins to bleed from his ears.
-->'''Enid''': [''in a creepy whisper''] My dream...is to transition...from Scary Girl roles...to Scary Woman roles. ...I wanna be Scary Creator/MerylStreep.
9th May '16 9:09:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied with Tabitha from the third ''ScaryMovie'' movie.

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* Parodied with Tabitha from the third ''ScaryMovie'' movie.''Film/ScaryMovie3''.
9th Mar '16 8:54:24 AM Arawn999
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This is actually a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent type of ghost]] known as an ''onryo'', the ghost of a young woman who was [[WomanScorned greatly]] [[RapeAsDrama wronged]] [[StuffedIntoTheFridge by a man]] in life and now [[GhostlyGoals seeks vengeance on the living.]] Usually, the man who actually did the wronging is left untouched by the onryo, unless he's a main character and her anger tends to be directed more at anyone unlucky enough to run into her.

While there are a few male onryo in kabuki, the vast majority are female. And while there are similarly a small number of exceptions with lighter and/or more colorful hair, and even a few with skin that isn't ghost-white, the overwhelming majority are [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunettes]].

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This is actually a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent type of ghost]] known as an ''onryo'', ''onryō'', the ghost of a young woman who was [[WomanScorned greatly]] [[RapeAsDrama wronged]] [[StuffedIntoTheFridge by a man]] in life and now [[GhostlyGoals seeks vengeance on the living.]] Usually, the man who actually did the wronging is left untouched by the onryo, onryō, unless he's a main character and her anger tends to be directed more at anyone unlucky enough to run into her.

While there are a few male onryo onryō in kabuki, the vast majority are female. And while there are similarly a small number of exceptions with lighter and/or more colorful hair, and even a few with skin that isn't ghost-white, the overwhelming majority are [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunettes]].



* While ''onryo'' don't appear in ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', Miu, who has a penchant for attempting improv playacting, pretends (badly) to be possessed, seemingly by this kind of spirit (confirmation from readers of Japanese?). She even puts most of her hair in front of her face, but she doesn't leave for a costume change and return in a white kimono.

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* While ''onryo'' ''onryō'' don't appear in ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', Miu, who has a penchant for attempting improv playacting, pretends (badly) to be possessed, seemingly by this kind of spirit (confirmation from readers of Japanese?). She even puts most of her hair in front of her face, but she doesn't leave for a costume change and return in a white kimono.



* [[CuteGhostGirl Yuuko Kanoe]] of ''Manga/DuskMaidenOfAmnesia'' is the amnesiac ghost of a girl who wanders the halls of the school she died in. She's bubbly, friendly, and is [[BoyMeetsGhoul the love interest of the protagonist]]. Then there's [[spoiler:Shadow Yuuko, [[EnemyWithout the manifestation of her repressed hatred and rage]],]] who is a true ''onryo'' sporting a SlasherSmile with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily and [[RedEyesTakeWarning crimson]] GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath.

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* ''Manga/DuskMaidenOfAmnesia'': [[CuteGhostGirl Yuuko Kanoe]] of ''Manga/DuskMaidenOfAmnesia'' is the amnesiac ghost of a girl who wanders the halls of the school she died in. She's bubbly, friendly, and is [[BoyMeetsGhoul the love interest of the protagonist]]. Then there's [[spoiler:Shadow Yuuko, [[EnemyWithout the manifestation of her repressed hatred and rage]],]] who is a true ''onryo'' ''onryō'' sporting a SlasherSmile with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily and [[RedEyesTakeWarning crimson]] GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath.



* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'', the ghost Okiku is stated to be the in-universe origin of this trope, being the subject of the folktale "Banchō Sarayashiki" and the inspiration for ''Film/TheRing''.

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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'', the ghost Okiku is stated to be the in-universe origin of this trope, trope and one of the most famous aside from Oiwa, being the subject of the folktale "Banchō Sarayashiki" and the inspiration for ''Film/TheRing''.
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