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* HauntedHouse: To most humans, Shirasagi Catle is this, as the castle is unoccupied by humans and is decrepit and old in the human perspective.

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* HauntedHouse: To most humans, Shirasagi Catle Castle is this, as the castle is unoccupied by humans and is decrepit and old in the human perspective.


* SympathyForTheDevil: The Mdeicine Peddler knows how dangerous the Bakeneko will become is left to its whims, but does acknowledge the suffering it had to go through and empathizes with it before cutting it down.

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* SympathyForTheDevil: The Mdeicine Peddler knows how dangerous the Bakeneko will become is if left to its whims, but does acknowledge the suffering it had to go through and empathizes with it before cutting it down.

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* GuiltByAssociation: Despite TheReveal of the ''Bakeneko'' arc having nearly [[spoiler:all of the elder characters]] play a part in the Mononoke's creation, only [[spoiler:Mao, her parents, and the perverted servant]] are innocent of any crimes committed against it, but are killed anyway.


* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Tomihime's mother once fell in love with a human man as well, and spared his life just as Tomihime did with Zushonosuke. However, the mother wasn't lucky enough to have her man stay around, and she eventually dies in her human form, having her spirit be housed in the form of a bird. [[spoiler:However, Tomihime and Zushonosuke end up the same after Shirasagi falls.]]

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* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Tomihime's mother once fell in love with a human man as well, and spared his life just as Tomihime did with Zushonosuke. However, the mother wasn't lucky enough to have her man stay around, and she eventually dies in her human form, having her spirit be housed in the form of a bird. [[spoiler:However, [[spoiler: Tomihime and Zushonosuke Zushonosuke, despite everything, end up the same as the mother after Shirasagi falls.]]


* KissOfDeath: A few of the bandits that feature at the beginning of ''Tenshu Monogatari'' get their life forces [[LifeDrain sucked out of them]] via kiss. And although Zushonosuke didn't know it at the time, his kiss with Tomihime also robbed her of her immortality, bringing her to the reality of death.

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* KissOfDeath: A few of the bandits that feature at the beginning of ''Tenshu Monogatari'' get their life forces [[LifeDrain sucked out of them]] via kiss. And although Zushonosuke didn't know it at the time, his kiss with Tomihime also temporarily robbed her of her immortality, immortality (since her love for him weakened her powers), bringing her to the reality of death.


* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: ''Tenshu Monogatari'' has poor Oshizu as the losing end of a romance between Zushonosuke and Tomihime. While he did seem to love the former woman before meeting Tomihime and eventually marries her, nothing could stop him from falling in love with Tomihime; he has Tomihime on his mind the whole time followinf their first meeting and Oshizu's left accidentally stumbling onto the two consumating their love, and then later having to pretend he died when he leaves her to save Tomihime. None of this is portrayed as a moral wrong, merely tragic on Oshizu's end. [[spoiler:Though her eventually telling the emperor's men about Shirasagi Castle and her trying to kill Tomihime do lose her sympathy points.]]

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: ''Tenshu Monogatari'' has poor Oshizu as the losing end of a romance between Zushonosuke and Tomihime. While he did seem to love the former woman before meeting Tomihime and eventually marries her, nothing could stop him from falling in love with Tomihime; he has Tomihime on his mind the whole time followinf following their first meeting and Oshizu's left accidentally stumbling onto the two consumating their love, and then later having to pretend he died when he leaves her to save Tomihime. None of this is portrayed as a moral wrong, merely tragic on Oshizu's end. [[spoiler:Though her eventually telling the emperor's men about Shirasagi Castle and her trying to kill Tomihime do lose her sympathy points.]]


* FakeRelationship: Osode is subject to this with Naosuke, pretending to be married so that they can eventually find her former fiance's killer and avenge his death. [[DramaticIrony Little does she know that Naosuke was his killer, and that]][[spoiler:[[DramaticIronu Yomoshichi's not even dead]]-- he switched clothes with one of his own men to deliver a message]].

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* FakeRelationship: Osode is subject to this with Naosuke, pretending to be married so that they can eventually find her former fiance's killer and avenge his death. [[DramaticIrony Little does she know that Naosuke was his killer, and that]][[spoiler:[[DramaticIronu that]] [[spoiler:[[DramaticIronu Yomoshichi's not even dead]]-- he switched clothes with one of his own men to deliver a message]].


* FakeRelationship: Osode is subject to this with Naosuke, pretending to be married so that they can eventually find her former fiance's killer and avenge his death. [[DramaticIrony Little does she know that Naosuke was his killer, and that Yomoshichi's not even dead]]-- he switched clothes with one of his own men to deliver a message.

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* FakeRelationship: Osode is subject to this with Naosuke, pretending to be married so that they can eventually find her former fiance's killer and avenge his death. [[DramaticIrony Little does she know that Naosuke was his killer, and that that]][[spoiler:[[DramaticIronu Yomoshichi's not even dead]]-- he switched clothes with one of his own men to deliver a message.message]].


* ContrivedCoincidence: The falcon Zushonosuke trained for the emperor and lost inside Shirasagi Castle not only is revealed to be Tomihime's, but it also houses the soul of her mother inside it. It's darn near fate that brought them together.



* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: ''Tenshu Monogatari'' has poor Oshizu as the losing end of a romance between Zushonosuke and Tomihime. While he did seem to love the former woman before meeting Tomihime and eventually marries her, he has Tomihime on his mind the whole time and Oshizu's left accidentally stumbling onto the two consumating their love, and then later having to pretend he died when he leaves her to save Tomihime. None of this is portrayed as a moral wrong, merely tragic on Oshizu's end. [[spoiler:Though her eventually telling the emperor's men about Shirasagi Castle and her trying to kill Tomihime do lose her sympathy points.]]

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: ''Tenshu Monogatari'' has poor Oshizu as the losing end of a romance between Zushonosuke and Tomihime. While he did seem to love the former woman before meeting Tomihime and eventually marries her, nothing could stop him from falling in love with Tomihime; he has Tomihime on his mind the whole time followinf their first meeting and Oshizu's left accidentally stumbling onto the two consumating their love, and then later having to pretend he died when he leaves her to save Tomihime. None of this is portrayed as a moral wrong, merely tragic on Oshizu's end. [[spoiler:Though her eventually telling the emperor's men about Shirasagi Castle and her trying to kill Tomihime do lose her sympathy points.]]


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* SympathyForTheDevil: The Mdeicine Peddler knows how dangerous the Bakeneko will become is left to its whims, but does acknowledge the suffering it had to go through and empathizes with it before cutting it down.


* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Many of Oiwa's victims.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: CruelAndUnusualDeath:
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Many of Oiwa's victims. victims suffer this.
** The deaths of [[spoiler:Sato, Yoshifumi, and Sasaoka]] in ''Bakeneko'' are heavily stylized but gory nonetheless. [[spoiler:The Bakeneko takes all three of them and traps them within the dimensions of a nearby wall, then it mows through all three of them, leaving behind their mauled bodies in a way that looks like a woodblock print.]]



* {{Gorn}}: The deaths of [[spoiler:Sato, Yoshifumi, and Sasaoka]] in ''Bakeneko'' are heavily stylized but gory nonetheless. They're all pinned to the wall, while the Bakeneko runs over all of them and rips them to pieces. Their organs, blood, and limbs are all flattened like a painting.


* BackdoorPilot: Considering how different it was from the other two stories this anime told, and that it ended on a very AndTheAdventureContinues feeling, ''Bakeneko'' felt a lot like one of these.


* ''Bake Neko (Goblin Cat)'', an original creation and the third and final arc; it was later continued with ''Mononoke'', featuring the Medicine Peddler as the main character. The story would appear again but in [[AlternateContinuity radically different form]] in the SpinOff.

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* ''Bake Neko (Goblin Cat)'', an original creation and the third and final arc; it arc, about the appearance of a Mononoke and its reasoning for attacking the family the arc is centered on. It was later continued with ''Mononoke'', featuring the Medicine Peddler as the main character. The story would appear again but in [[AlternateContinuity radically different form]] in the SpinOff.


* GyaruGirl: Kayo has many of the visual and personality traits of one. She's chatty, dresses in loud and flashy colors, and has the [[AmbiguouslyBrown brown skin]] and exaggerated makeup of a typic gal.

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* GyaruGirl: Kayo has many of the visual and personality traits of one. She's chatty, dresses in loud and flashy colors, and has the [[AmbiguouslyBrown brown skin]] and exaggerated makeup of a typic typical gal.


* AmbiguouslyHuman: There's no elaboration in the arc itself, but the Medicine Peddler sure doesn't appear human. His white skin, mystical powers, and [[spoiler:ability to transform into a Mononoke exorcising dark skinned humanoid]] all point to inhuman origin, as well as this line:

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: There's no elaboration in the arc itself, but the Medicine Peddler sure doesn't appear human. to be a normal person. His white skin, pointed ears, mystical powers, and [[spoiler:ability to transform into a Mononoke exorcising dark skinned humanoid]] all point to inhuman origin, as well as this line:

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: There's no elaboration in the arc itself, but the Medicine Peddler sure doesn't appear human. His white skin, mystical powers, and [[spoiler:ability to transform into a Mononoke exorcising dark skinned humanoid]] all point to inhuman origin, as well as this line:
--> (''when called a strange guy by Yoshifumi'') No, I'm not a strange human.

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