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Normally in nature no creature has more than one tail. Not so in fiction.

Any creature at all can have more than one tail, often to establish its other-worldliness. Sometimes the tails look like they might come from different creatures entirely. Usually such a creature is some form of supernatural or semi-divine spirit being, elemental or demon.

The tail might split partway along into two or more tips, or there might be more than one complete tail springing directly from the base of the spine.

Compare {{Kitsune}}, most instances of which will fall under this trope. Doesn't have anything to do with TwinTails.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Kuro the demon cat from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' has two tails of the split version.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', there are nine tailed beasts, with the Kyubi no Yoko, his real name Kurama, being the strongest of the nine. [[spoiler: Each was a creation of the primordial Ten-Tailed beast which was created by Kaguya Otutsuki to retrieve her chakra from her sons.]]
* Moro, the female Wolf God that raised San in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' had a two-pronged split-tail.
* ''VisualNovel/YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito'' stars two {{kitsune}}s, one with nine tails and one with just three.
* In ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' has one villain taking the shape of a gigantic weasel monster with a fan of six tails.


[[folder: Film ]]

* King Ghidorah, who appears in several ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies. He has two long tails (and three heads).
* [[FinalBoss Slattern]] of ''Film/PacificRim'' possesses three main tails and several much smaller ones. They're prone to twirling at high speeds to mislead adversaries before striking.
* [[MultipleHeadCase The Zipplebacks]] from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe has (as mentioned in ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'') the [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Crup Crup]], which resembles a Jacky Russel apart from its forked tail. They normally have the ends clipped in order to preserve TheMasquerade.
* "Scraps", the FrankensteinsMonster of a BigFriendlyDog created by [[TheIgor Igor]] in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''.
-->'''Nanny Ogg:''' He's as happy as a dog with two ... oh, he ''does'' have two tails.
* In the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' series Pernese dragons have forked tails.
* One of La Fontaine's fables uses two hydras (one with a hundred heads and the other with a hundred tails) during an argument during a German and a Turk. The Turk claims to have seen both dragons behind a hedge, the first can't get through due to its heads, the other easily passes through, then clarifies that the former is the Holy Roman Empire with its many princes and the other the Ottoman Empire with its single ruler.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Korean drama ''Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox'', in which case the eponymous girlfriend is a magical nine-tailed fox spirit taking human form.
* Twin Tail from ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'' has ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. His bizarre "upside-down" design had made him amongst the most iconic Ultra monsters and a FountainOfExpies in {{toku}}satsu, so he tends to reappear often. Also supposedly inspired the TwinTails hairstyle in Japan.


[[folder: Mythology ]]

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_animal The Seth Animal]], the creature that the Egyptian god Seth is supposed to have the head of, has a forked tail.
* {{Youkai}} especially are known for having multiple tails, the most famous example being the ''{{Kitsune}}'', which is depicted with up to nine tails. The ''{{Nekomata}}'' is another commonly portrayed multi-tailed youkai, which has the appearance of a two-tailed cat. Aside from the Nekomata and Kitsune, there are other Youkai with multiple tails. The ''Isonade'' is a giant shark with three tails (one larger and barbed), the ''{{Orochi}}'' is a giant serpent with eight ([[LostInTranslation or possibly infinite]]) heads and sometimes the same number of tails, and the ''Raiju'', or Thunderbeast, is depicted as various animals, sometimes described with multiple tails. One particularly powerful nekomata is described as having seven tails rather than two, a result of its great age.
* It appears even in Europe, in Creator/TheBrothersGrimm story ''Mrs. Fox'' Mr. Fox has nine handsome tails. When he fakes his death to test his wife's faithfulness she turns down several suitors with increasing numbers of tails before accepting one who also has nine tails, then Mr. Fox crashes Mrs. Fox's would-be second wedding.


[[folder: Tabletop RPG ]]

* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The demon lord Demogorgon has two tails. The Warped Beasts also have multiple, flail-like tails.
* In ''[[TabletopGame/KitsuneOfFoxesAndFools Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools]]'' the players are {{Kitsune}} (duh) who are awarded additional tails by the kitsune elders for tricking sinful mortals. The first one to get nine tails wins.
* "Twin Tailed" is a possible morphism in the furry sci-fi RPG ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'', it's considered one of the more "attractive" morphisms and many Vectors have tails surgically added to mimic them. In fact it's so common among Canidae that true twin tails are assumed to have had surgery and take a social penalty among their own kind.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. The first generation of Slivers possessed a serpentine body that split into two or more prehensile tails. In their latest appearance, said tails appear to have evolved into legs. Their new humanoid shape comes as a bit of a shock, but considering their predilection for spontaneously sprouting all manner of extra appendages, legs are small time.


[[folder: Web Comic ]]

* While mutated rather then supernatural, the {{Hellhound}} ActionGirl Surama from ''Webcomic/{{Wurr}}'' has two tails.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Grace's [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2007-02-09 omega form]] is a three-tailed squirrel-girl.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Website/{{Subeta}} has the Escalade, Darkonite, and Kora pets (although in that last case, they're more [[CombatTentacles tentacular]] than anything else).


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Many species in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' have multiple tails, such as Vulpix (six),[[note]][[AllThereInTheManual According to Pokédex entries]] it starts with one at birth and gradually grows more. Side media confirms this, but in-game you'll only ever see six.[[/note]] Ninetales ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obvious]]), Tauros (three). Espeon has a forked tail with two tips, as do Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. Buizel and Floatzel have two (they even use them as propellers), as well as Ambipom, Electivire and Meowstic. There are also some ambiguous cases such as Grovyle (which has branching fern leaves for a tail) and Suicune (which has two ribbon-like appendages for a tail).
* More like 'Multiple Tailed BadassAdorable', but [[PunnyName Miles "Tails" Prower]] in the SonicTheHedgehog series has two tails, and frequently uses them to helicopter around. As a nod to folklore concerning Japanese ''kitsune'', he is the smartest character in canon and employs lots of transforming or disguised machinery as weapons and transportation.
* In the video games of ''VideoGame/HarryPotter'', there are several references to the [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Gytrash Gytrash,]] which are ghostly dogs with forked tails. The gytrash is a creature in English folklore, though only the Harry Potter games describe it with a forked tail.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', with its focus on youkai, unsurprisingly has this.
** There are Ran, a nine-tailed {{kitsune}}, Chen, a twin-tailed [[{{Catgirl}} nekomata]], and, somewhat oddly, Orin, a [[{{Catgirl}} kasha]], who looks just like a nekomata despite the fact that they're mythologically unrelated.
** Fujiwara no Mokou is often seen with a three-tailed phoenix, sometimes one she creates out of fireballs.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox]]. Her lore is clearly inspired by the Gumiho (Korean version of the Kitsune mythology).
* Chimaeras, the two-headed dragons([[OurDragonsAreDifferent ?]]) from ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' also have two tails. This partially helps to differentiate them from their Draenor counterpart in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Rylak.
* A late-game {{mook}} in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' called the [[{{Pun}} Cat O' 9 Tails]] is, as can be inferred, a cat-like creature with multiple tails. If Diddy or Dixie gets too close, it gets up and start spinning about, entangling and tossing them with its tails if it catches them.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Very rarely, animals are born with extra limbs, tails included. For example, here's a [[http://www.messybeast.com/freak-tail.htm twin-tailed cat found in Canada.]]
* [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Maly_statni_znak.PNG Lion with crown and bifurcated tail]] is the historical sign of Czech Republic.