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** It's mentioned occasionally that gods need mortals to help them carry out prophecies. It's entirely possible that if Shiranui had tried, she still wouldn't have been able to beat Orochi without Nagi's finishing blows at the end. Also, notice that Nagi cuts off Orochi's heads directly, something that even Amaterasu can't do wielding a glaive or using Power Slash it's possible that because Shiranui is using Divine Instruments, which merely judge and reflect, she can't do PHYSICAL damage to Orochi, who is powerful enough (on the verge of Godhood!) that he's managed to make a physical form that can exist once his evil essence has been depleted. So, Nagi was necessary for the finishing blow, but Shiranui (or Amaterasu, depending on how you think the timespan really is) needed to wear down the spiritual power first. This would also explain why imps and the like never really show gore, since it's just their evil essence being worn down and they just aren't powerful enough to exist without one, and why the Divine Instruments can't really hurt human beings all that well. They're just too rooted in the physical realm for the spiritually-inclined gods to be able to do that

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** It's mentioned occasionally that gods need mortals to help them carry out prophecies. It's entirely possible that if Shiranui had tried, she still wouldn't have been able to beat Orochi without Nagi's finishing blows at the end. Also, notice that Nagi cuts off Orochi's heads directly, something that even Amaterasu can't do wielding a glaive or using Power Slash it's possible that because Shiranui is using Divine Instruments, which merely judge and reflect, she can't do PHYSICAL damage to Orochi, who is powerful enough (on the verge of Godhood!) that he's managed to make a physical form that can exist once his evil essence has been depleted. So, Nagi was necessary for the finishing blow, but Shiranui (or Amaterasu, depending on how you think the timespan really is) needed to wear down the spiritual power first. This would also explain why imps and the like never really show gore, since it's just their evil essence being worn down and they just aren't powerful enough to exist without one, and why the Divine Instruments can't really hurt human beings all that well. They're just too rooted in the physical realm for the spiritually-inclined gods to be able to do that.
** If that's the case about physical presence, why do Ammy's Divine Instruments harm Oki, the Canine Warriors, and Nagi enough to beat them? Nagi was knocked out cold after his defeat by Amaterasu for crying out loud. Also remember, with Nagi there's a quick time event
that involves cutting Orochi's heads off with Powerslash after he slices at them (minus the fire head). Otherwise he gets bitten back.






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* If Nagi and Nami got together, then why are Kushi and Susano also depicted as romantically involved? If each is the direct descendant of the ancestors, then they're very closely related...sure, Kamiki is a small ancient town and there's likely to be...less genetic diversity, but that seems like an uncomfortable oversight. Alternatively, if they're not related, how can that be true? Is Kushi just inexplicably identical to Nami?



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** Villains don't tend to like doing dirty work or putting themselves at risk. Also, she wasn't responsible for the fog, Blight was.


** OddJobGods. In Shinto there's a god for '''everything'''.

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** OddJobGods. In Shinto there's a god for '''everything'''.'''anything'''.

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** OddJobGods. In Shinto there's a god for '''everything'''.


* Blight is a demon of sickness, which isn't necessarily from Japan, The dozen-times impaled swordsman does count however.

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* ** Blight is a demon of sickness, which isn't necessarily from Japan, The dozen-times impaled swordsman does count however.however.
** Devs weren't required to base absolutely all their monsters on specific pieces of folklore. It seems Crimson Helm was an original one - it's a cow's skeleton, bathed in Orochi's blood and absorbed some of its dark power, specifically, fire from the main head, on which it's armor based.


** It's mentioned occasionally that gods need mortals to help them carry out prophecies. It's entirely possible that if Shiranui had tried, she still wouldn't have been able to beat Orochi without Nagi's finishing blows at the end. Also, notice that Nagi cuts off Orochi's heads directly, something that even Amaterasu can't do wielding a glaive or using Power Slash it's possible that because Shiranui is using Divine Instruments, which merely judge and reflect, she can't do PHYSICAL damage to Orochi, who is powerful enough (on the verge of Godhood!) that he's managed to make a physical form that can exist once his evil essence has been depleted. So, Nagi was necessary for the finishing blow, but Shiranui (or Amaterasu, depending on how you think the timespan really is) needed to wear down the spiritual power first. This would also explain why imps and the like never really show gore, since it's just their evil essence being worn down and they just aren't powerful enough to exist without one, and why the Divine Instruments can't really hurt human beings all that well. They're just too rooted in the physical realm for the spiritually-inclined gods to be able to do that much.
* The amount of plot holes in the Ninetails part of the game (more specifically her actions and evil plots) is staggering!

a. Why disguise as Rao? You have absolutely no way to get the fox rods back from the Water Dragon and no one to manipulate to get them for you! You need them to get through her barrier around her castle do you not? Did she somehow know about Amaterasu\'s coming years before she arrived?

b. Why try to get Ammy eaten by the Water Dragon if you need her to get the Fox Rods? Could you just have asked Ammy to get purposefully eaten like Otohime later asked?

c. Just what will Himiko do if she finds the island? Why is it such a big dea if she finds it, why go through so much trouble to kill her Ninetailsl? the barrier around the island can only be broken by a Water Dragon. And Himiko didnt know before that Otohime can do it so......

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** It's mentioned occasionally that gods need mortals to help them carry out prophecies. It's entirely possible that if Shiranui had tried, she still wouldn't have been able to beat Orochi without Nagi's finishing blows at the end. Also, notice that Nagi cuts off Orochi's heads directly, something that even Amaterasu can't do wielding a glaive or using Power Slash it's possible that because Shiranui is using Divine Instruments, which merely judge and reflect, she can't do PHYSICAL damage to Orochi, who is powerful enough (on the verge of Godhood!) that he's managed to make a physical form that can exist once his evil essence has been depleted. So, Nagi was necessary for the finishing blow, but Shiranui (or Amaterasu, depending on how you think the timespan really is) needed to wear down the spiritual power first. This would also explain why imps and the like never really show gore, since it's just their evil essence being worn down and they just aren't powerful enough to exist without one, and why the Divine Instruments can't really hurt human beings all that well. They're just too rooted in the physical realm for the spiritually-inclined gods to be able to do that much.
* The amount
that

*Instead
of plot holes in the wasting her time poisoning Sei-en city and planning to kill Queen Himiko, why didnt Ninetails part of ever attempt to retrieve the game (more specifically her actions and evil plots) is staggering!

a. Why disguise as Rao? You have absolutely no way to get the fox rods back
Fox Rods from the Water Dragon and no one to manipulate to get them for you! You need them to get through her barrier around her castle do you not? Did she somehow know about Amaterasu\'s coming years before she arrived?

b. Why try to get Ammy eaten by the Water Dragon if you need her to get the Fox Rods? Could you just have asked Ammy to get purposefully eaten like Otohime later asked?

c. Just what will Himiko do if she finds the island? Why is it such a big dea if she finds it, why go through so much trouble to kill her Ninetailsl? the barrier around the island can only be broken by a Water Dragon. And Himiko didnt know before that Otohime can do it so......
Dragon?


a. Why disguise as Rao? You have absolutely no way to get the fox rods back from the Water Dragon and no one to manipulate to get them for you! did she somehow know about Amaterasu\'s coming years before she arrived?

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a. Why disguise as Rao? You have absolutely no way to get the fox rods back from the Water Dragon and no one to manipulate to get them for you! did You need them to get through her barrier around her castle do you not? Did she somehow know about Amaterasu\'s coming years before she arrived?


a. Why disguise as Rao to gain the trust of the people if you cant even get inside Himiko\'s castle with the barrier and have absolutely no way to get the fox rods back from the Water Dragon? did she somehow know about Amaterasu\'s coming years before she arrived?

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a. Why disguise as Rao to gain the trust of the people if you cant even get inside Himiko\'s castle with the barrier and Rao? You have absolutely no way to get the fox rods back from the Water Dragon? Dragon and no one to manipulate to get them for you! did she somehow know about Amaterasu\'s coming years before she arrived?


c. Just what will Himiko do if she finds the island? Why is it such a big dea if she finds it, why go through so much trouble to kill her Ninetailsl? the barrier around the island can only be broken by a Water Dragon. And she didnt know before that Otohime can do it so......

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c. Just what will Himiko do if she finds the island? Why is it such a big dea if she finds it, why go through so much trouble to kill her Ninetailsl? the barrier around the island can only be broken by a Water Dragon. And she Himiko didnt know before that Otohime can do it so......

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*The amount of plot holes in the Ninetails part of the game (more specifically her actions and evil plots) is staggering!

a. Why disguise as Rao to gain the trust of the people if you cant even get inside Himiko\'s castle with the barrier and have absolutely no way to get the fox rods back from the Water Dragon? did she somehow know about Amaterasu\'s coming years before she arrived?

b. Why try to get Ammy eaten by the Water Dragon if you need her to get the Fox Rods? Could you just have asked Ammy to get purposefully eaten like Otohime later asked?

c. Just what will Himiko do if she finds the island? Why is it such a big dea if she finds it, why go through so much trouble to kill her Ninetailsl? the barrier around the island can only be broken by a Water Dragon. And she didnt know before that Otohime can do it so......

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** It's mentioned occasionally that gods need mortals to help them carry out prophecies. It's entirely possible that if Shiranui had tried, she still wouldn't have been able to beat Orochi without Nagi's finishing blows at the end. Also, notice that Nagi cuts off Orochi's heads directly, something that even Amaterasu can't do wielding a glaive or using Power Slash it's possible that because Shiranui is using Divine Instruments, which merely judge and reflect, she can't do PHYSICAL damage to Orochi, who is powerful enough (on the verge of Godhood!) that he's managed to make a physical form that can exist once his evil essence has been depleted. So, Nagi was necessary for the finishing blow, but Shiranui (or Amaterasu, depending on how you think the timespan really is) needed to wear down the spiritual power first. This would also explain why imps and the like never really show gore, since it's just their evil essence being worn down and they just aren't powerful enough to exist without one, and why the Divine Instruments can't really hurt human beings all that well. They're just too rooted in the physical realm for the spiritually-inclined gods to be able to do that much.


*** Because of the relationship between actual brothers? [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement This is not really the place to be discussing serious, real-world religions.]]

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*** Because of the relationship between actual brothers? [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement This is not really the place to be discussing serious, real-world religions.]]


* Why didn't Shiranui do anything against Orochi? It's actually Ammy from the present who travels back in time 100 years and defeats True Orochi. It's made clear that Ammy is a severly depowered form of Shiranui, yet she was still able to defeat Orochi who was at the peak of his power. Given that Shiranui is way stronger than Ammy, defeating True Orochi would have been an utter cakewalk for her. So why did Shiranui never fight him? She pretty much let him ran rampant for 100 years killing innocents left and right and pretty much making life miserable for everyone. In fact Orochi would have become a god after consuming his 100th maiden had Ammy not intervened. What's more, Shiranui is stated to have come to Kamiki every year when the time of the sacrifice drew near and observed the village, yet still never felt the need to do anything. Seriously, what was Shiranui thinking?!

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* Why didn't Shiranui do anything against Orochi? It's actually Ammy from the present who travels back in time 100 years and defeats True Orochi. It's made clear that Ammy is a severly depowered form of Shiranui, yet she was still able to defeat Orochi who was at the peak of his power. Given that Shiranui is way stronger than Ammy, defeating True Orochi would have been an utter cakewalk for her. So why did Shiranui never fight him? She pretty much let him ran rampant for 100 years killing innocents left and right and pretty much making life miserable for everyone. In fact Orochi would have become a god after consuming his 100th maiden had Ammy not intervened. What's more, Shiranui is stated to have come to Kamiki every year when the time of the sacrifice drew near and observed the village, yet still never felt the need to do anything. Seriously, what was Shiranui thinking?!years...


* Why didn't Shiranui do anything against Orochi? It's actually Ammy from the present who travels back in time 100 years and defeats True Orochi. It's made clear that Ammy is a severly depowered form of Shiranui, yet she was still able to defeat Orochi who was at the peak of his power. Given that Shiranui is way stronger than Ammy, defeating True Orochi would have been an utter cakewalk for her. So why did Shiranui never fight him? She pretty much let him ran rampant for 100 years killing innocents left and right and pretty much making life miserable for everyone. In fact Orochi would have become a god after consuming his 100th maiden had Ammy not intervened. Seriously, what was Shiranui thinking?!

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* Why didn't Shiranui do anything against Orochi? It's actually Ammy from the present who travels back in time 100 years and defeats True Orochi. It's made clear that Ammy is a severly depowered form of Shiranui, yet she was still able to defeat Orochi who was at the peak of his power. Given that Shiranui is way stronger than Ammy, defeating True Orochi would have been an utter cakewalk for her. So why did Shiranui never fight him? She pretty much let him ran rampant for 100 years killing innocents left and right and pretty much making life miserable for everyone. In fact Orochi would have become a god after consuming his 100th maiden had Ammy not intervened. What's more, Shiranui is stated to have come to Kamiki every year when the time of the sacrifice drew near and observed the village, yet still never felt the need to do anything. Seriously, what was Shiranui thinking?!

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