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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Kyoko Harase]].


** Justified in the reboots. [[spoiler: Toshio's really not his son, after all]].


* TookALevelInBadass: Toshio in the reboots, big time. He ''single-handedly done all the killings'' in ''The Beginning of the End'', and also racks up a good one in ''The Final'', when he's primarily an annoyance in the original continuity. He also gains many more powers, including [[spoiler: BodySurf. As expected of the true BigBad.]]


** [[spoiler: Yui's]] fate was left ambiguous in ''The Beginning of the End'', since all we see of [[spoiler: her is waking up from her supposed dream to meet her still-decapitated boyfriend.]] Come ''The Final'', and [[spoiler: we see that she has indeed fallen to the curse, since Kayako is able to use her image to lure Mai so she can kill her.]]

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** [[spoiler: Yui's]] fate was left ambiguous in ''The Beginning of the End'', since all we see of [[spoiler: her is waking up from her supposed dream to meet her still-decapitated boyfriend.]] Come ''The Final'', and [[spoiler: we see that she has indeed fallen to the curse, since Kayako is able to use her image to lure ghost haunts Mai so she can kill her.along with others.]]


* DieLaughing: [[spoiler: Kayako in ' 'The Beginning of The End' '. Laughing while having her neck snapped, yeah.]]

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* DieLaughing: [[spoiler: Kayako in ' 'The ''The Beginning of The End' '.the End''. Laughing while having her neck snapped, yeah.]]


* DieLaughing: [[spoiler: Kayako in the "Beginning of The End". Laughing while having her neck snapped, yeah.]]

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* DieLaughing: [[spoiler: Kayako in the "Beginning ' 'The Beginning of The End".End' '. Laughing while having her neck snapped, yeah.]]


* DieLaughing: [[spoiler: Kayako in the seventh film. Laughing while having her neck snapped, yeah.]]

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* DieLaughing: [[spoiler: Kayako in the seventh film."Beginning of The End". Laughing while having her neck snapped, yeah.]]



* EvilLaugh: Kayako, combined with [[spoiler: DieLaughing]] in the seventh film, [[spoiler: after Takeo found out that she has been lying to him about Toshio's parentage.]] Yes, ''Kayako''.

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* EvilLaugh: Kayako, combined with [[spoiler: DieLaughing]] in the seventh film, "Beginning of the end", [[spoiler: after Takeo found out that she has been lying to him about Toshio's parentage.]] Yes, ''Kayako''.



* FeministFantasy: Swap fantasy with horror and replace ActionGirl with TheEveryman. More than 80% of the characters are female, either as heroes, victims, and background characters, and the main villain is also a female. Male characters do take part a few times as protagonists (and one is a GreaterScopeVillain of the series), but even if they are, all films are headlined by the females (Kyoko in both ''The Curse'' and ''The Curse 2'', Rika in ''The Grudge'', Kyoko (no relation to the first) in ''The Grudge 2'', Akane in ''White Ghost'', Kiwako and Mariko in ''Black Ghost'', Yui in ''The Beginning of the End'', and Mai in ''The Final''). All films of the series also passed UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest. This seems to be a trend with J-Horrors in general.

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* FeministFantasy: Swap fantasy with horror and replace ActionGirl with TheEveryman. More than 80% of the characters are female, either as heroes, victims, and background characters, and the main villain is also a female. Male characters do take part a few times as protagonists (and one is a GreaterScopeVillain of the series), but even if they are, all films are headlined by the females (Kyoko in both ''The Curse'' and ''The Curse 2'', Rika in ''The Grudge'', Kyoko (no relation to the first) in ''The Grudge 2'', Akane in ''White Ghost'', Kiwako and Mariko in ''Black Ghost'', Yui in ''The Beginning of the End'', and Mai Mai, Reo and her mother in ''The Final''). All films of the series also passed UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest. This seems to be a trend with J-Horrors in general.



* GainaxEnding: ''Ju-on: The Beginning of The End'', oh so much. [[spoiler: So after most of the main characters are killed, we're left to the main heroine, Yui, who's trapped by Kayako and Toshio in the house, only to [[AllJustADream suddenly wake up at her apartment, as if everything is just in her head.]] [[OrWasItADream But then, she goes out and sees her boyfriend,]] [[NeckSnap his head still going the other way.]]]] Blam! That's how the movie ends.

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* GainaxEnding: ''Ju-on: The Beginning Some of The End'', oh so much. [[spoiler: So after most of the main characters are killed, we're left them can be viewed as this, due to the main heroine, Yui, who's trapped by Kayako series' and Toshio in the house, only to [[AllJustADream suddenly wake up at her apartment, as if everything is just in her head.]] [[OrWasItADream But then, she goes out genre's style and sees her boyfriend,]] [[NeckSnap his head still going the other way.]]]] Blam! That's how the movie ends.nature.



* GratuitousRape: Towards the end of the novel adaptation, Takeo inexplicably rapes Rika.

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* GratuitousRape: Towards the end of the As revealed in he novel adaptation, Takeo inexplicably rapes Rika.Kayako before killing her. Towards the end of it, he also rapes Rika before killing her as well, recreating Kayako's death.


* CreatorCameo: Well, sort of. Kayako's death rattles are provided by Takashi Shimizu.

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* CreatorCameo: Well, sort of. Kayako's death rattles are provided by Takashi Shimizu.Shimizu himself.



* DemotedToExtra: Of all people, Kayako gets much less screen time in ''The Beginning of the End'', mainly because [[spoiler: Toshio takes over her usual role as the BigBad.]] She only appears once in her ghost form at the end, [[spoiler: helping Toshio corner Yui,]] and ''doesn't kill anyone'' in the film.
** She's finally promoted to be more villainlike in ''The Final''. Sure, she's still not the BigBad, but at least she gets to rack up several kills, [[spoiler: including the last one.]]

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* DemotedToExtra: Of all people, Kayako gets much less screen time in ''The Beginning of the End'', mainly because [[spoiler: Toshio takes over her usual role as the BigBad.]] She End'' and only appears once in her ghost form at the end, [[spoiler: helping Toshio corner Yui,]] and ''doesn't kill anyone'' in the film.
** She's finally promoted to be more villainlike in ''The Final''. Sure, she's still not the BigBad, but at least she gets to rack up several kills, [[spoiler: including the last one.]]
Yui,]].


* BittersweetEnding: ''White Ghost'' has one, probably the ''only'' time where at least one of our main protagonists come out of the hauntings relatively unscathed. Our leading lady (girl?), Akane, is haunted by her guilt of letting her childhood friend, Mirai, be abused and [[OffWithHisHead murdered horrifically]] by her uncle. At the end, [[spoiler: Akane apologizes to Mirai, and the latter in turn leaves her bear keychain before disappearing for good, having forgiven her. She doesn't want to kill her friend after all.]] Warm feelings...

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* BittersweetEnding: ''White Ghost'' has one, probably the ''only'' time where at least one of our main protagonists come the character supposedly comes out of the hauntings relatively unscathed. Our leading lady (girl?), Akane, is haunted by her guilt of letting her childhood friend, Mirai, be abused and [[OffWithHisHead murdered horrifically]] by her uncle. At the end, [[spoiler: Akane apologizes to Mirai, and the latter in turn leaves her bear keychain before disappearing for good, having forgiven her. She doesn't want to kill her friend after all.]] Warm feelings...



* BreakTheCutie: Most of the characters, but particularly Rika, Izumi and Chiharu.

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* BreakTheCutie: Most of the characters, but particularly Rika, Izumi Izumi, Chiharu and Chiharu.Reo.



* DownerEnding: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Installment.]] Except for ''White Ghost'', which is more [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] (see above), and ''The Beginning of the End'', which is... [[GainaxEnding puzzling]] (see below).

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* DownerEnding: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Installment.]] Except Except, possibly, for ''White Ghost'', which is more [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] (see above), and ''The Beginning of the End'', which is... [[GainaxEnding puzzling]] (see below).above).


* BittersweetEnding: ''White Ghost'' has one, probably the ''only'' time where at least one of our main protagonists come out of the hauntings relatively unscathed. Our leading lady (girl?), Akane, is haunted by her guilt of letting her childhood friend, Mirai, be abused and [[OffWithHisHead murdered horrifically]] by her uncle. At the end, [[spoiler: Akane apologizes to Mirai, and the latter in turn leaves her bear keychain before disappearing for good, having forgiven her. She doesn't want to kill her friend after all.]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Warm feelings...]]

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* BittersweetEnding: ''White Ghost'' has one, probably the ''only'' time where at least one of our main protagonists come out of the hauntings relatively unscathed. Our leading lady (girl?), Akane, is haunted by her guilt of letting her childhood friend, Mirai, be abused and [[OffWithHisHead murdered horrifically]] by her uncle. At the end, [[spoiler: Akane apologizes to Mirai, and the latter in turn leaves her bear keychain before disappearing for good, having forgiven her. She doesn't want to kill her friend after all.]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Warm feelings...]]


* PsychologicalHorror

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%% (ZCE) * PsychologicalHorror

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* DraggedOffToHell: Presumably what Kayako does to her victims. [[spoiler: Hitomi and Izumi being the more prominent examples since they're just dragged off into darkness.]]


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* UndeadChild: Toshi more or less. Likewise the ghost girls that haunt Izumi.


'''Note: This page is for the Japanese franchise only. For the American series, see ''Film/TheGrudge''.'''

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'''Note: This page is for the Japanese franchise films only. For the American series, see ''Film/TheGrudge''.'''


* DeathRattle: The only noise Kayako makes, a remnant of her death by broken neck.

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* DeathRattle: The only noise Kayako makes, a remnant of her death by broken neck.

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