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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''.
2nd Mar '16 4:16:06 AM erforce
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* The [[SinisterSubway subway level]] of ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}: Criminal Origins''-a game developed by the same people who made F.E.A.R.-has several female enemies that look like onryo, with black hair, pale skin, blank eyes, and tattered white dresses. They're not real ghosts-just victims of the HatePlague affecting Metro City, and their appearance may simply be a result of living in the dark and filthy confines of the subway tunnels.

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* The [[SinisterSubway subway level]] of ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}: Criminal Origins''-a ''VideoGame/CondemnedCriminalOrigins'' (a game developed by the same people who made F.''F.E.A.R.-has '') has several female enemies that look like onryo, with black hair, pale skin, blank eyes, and tattered white dresses. They're not real ghosts-just victims of the HatePlague affecting Metro City, and their appearance may simply be a result of living in the dark and filthy confines of the subway tunnels.
24th Feb '16 12:15:53 PM narm00
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* Enma Ai from ''Anime/HellGirl'' is definitely ''onryo''-inspired (not to mention Sadako-inspired, particularly in her use of modern technology). She's less scary most of the time because she doesn't obscure her face (she goes for the HimeCut instead), and being the protagonist, she's onscreen a lot. But beneath that unchanging, impassive expression, she's hiding deep bitterness and rage -- when she loses her cool, it's the scariest thing you'll ever see. [[spoiler:She began as a stringy haired ghost girl, just after she got her revenge hell drafted her as vengeance demon. So apparently hell has a dress code.]]

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* Enma Ai from ''Anime/HellGirl'' is definitely ''onryo''-inspired (not to mention Sadako-inspired, particularly in her use of modern technology). She's less scary most of the time because she doesn't obscure her face (she goes for the HimeCut instead), and being the protagonist, she's onscreen a lot. But beneath that unchanging, impassive expression, she's hiding deep bitterness and rage -- when she loses her cool, it's the scariest thing you'll ever see. [[spoiler:She began as a stringy haired ghost girl, and just after she got her revenge hell drafted her as a vengeance demon. So apparently hell has a dress code.]]



* Inugami Isuzu in ''Manga/HayateXBlade'' resembles one in her initial appearance. However, after pairing up with her current shinyuu Kibi Momoka, she gets a makeover that makes her resemble [[DGrayMan Lenalee Lee]].

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* Inugami Isuzu in ''Manga/HayateXBlade'' resembles one in her initial appearance. However, after pairing up with her current shinyuu Kibi Momoka, she gets a makeover that makes her resemble [[DGrayMan [[Manga/DGrayMan Lenalee Lee]].



* ''HunterXHunter'' has Palm Siberia. She, on most occasions, sports this appearance because of scruffy long black hair and too much make-up, not to mention a frightening aura caused by stress. However, she is shown to be BeautifulAllAlong when she gets rid of that Samara look, takes a shower and combs her hair to go on a date with Gon.

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* ''HunterXHunter'' ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has Palm Siberia. She, on most occasions, sports this appearance because of scruffy long black hair and too much make-up, not to mention a frightening aura caused by stress. However, she is shown to be BeautifulAllAlong when she gets rid of that Samara look, takes a shower and combs her hair to go on a date with Gon.



* One of the "contestants" in ''{{Manga/Gantz}}'' is a young woman who looks like one of these. It's even {{lampshaded}} by the young model whom she is [[StalkerWithACrush stalking,]] who calls her [[TheRing "Sadako"]]. [[spoiler:It turns out she's really beautiful under all the hair]].
* One of the first ghosts seen in ''CorpseParty: Blood Covered'' is one of these.

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* One of the "contestants" in ''{{Manga/Gantz}}'' is a young woman who looks like one of these. It's even {{lampshaded}} by the young model whom she is [[StalkerWithACrush stalking,]] who calls her [[TheRing [[Literature/TheRing "Sadako"]]. [[spoiler:It turns out she's really beautiful under all the hair]].
* One of the first ghosts seen in ''CorpseParty: ''VideoGame/CorpseParty: Blood Covered'' is one of these.


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* And crossover movie ''Sadako vs. Kayako'' features the iconic onryo of J-Horror colliding.
21st Jan '16 7:54:29 PM Adept
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* ''{{Ayakashi}}: Samurai Horror Tales'' features Oiwa in an adaptation of ''Yotsuya Kaidan'' (see below in the Theater examples).
* The 10th episode of ''HanamaruKindergarten'' has a horror-style ending song which features this.

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* ''{{Ayakashi}}: ''Manga/{{Ayakashi}}: Samurai Horror Tales'' features Oiwa in an adaptation of ''Yotsuya Kaidan'' (see below in the Theater examples).
* The 10th episode of ''HanamaruKindergarten'' ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'' has a horror-style ending song which features this.
20th Jan '16 6:38:56 AM Adept
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* Inugami Isuzu in ''HayateXBlade'' resembles one in her initial appearance. However, after pairing up with her current shinyuu Kibi Momoka, she gets a makeover that makes her resemble [[DGrayMan Lenalee Lee]].

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* Inugami Isuzu in ''HayateXBlade'' ''Manga/HayateXBlade'' resembles one in her initial appearance. However, after pairing up with her current shinyuu Kibi Momoka, she gets a makeover that makes her resemble [[DGrayMan Lenalee Lee]].
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