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* ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' has an Orochi whose 'necks' are giant mecha.

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* ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' ''Manga/DestinyOfTheShrineMaiden'' has an Orochi whose 'necks' are giant mecha.


** In the Nasuverse, Shuten-Douji is the Yamata-no-Orochi's (also known by the name of Ibuki Daimyojin) ''daughter'', which is the source of both her Dragon and Divine Traits. She's powerful enough to be considered one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[BrilliantButLazy but would much rather laze about and drink all day rather than actually do much destroying]] and has a very complicated relationship with Sakata Kintoki and rivalry with Minamoto-no-Raikou. Much like dear old dad, she died from [[OffWithHisHead getting her head chopped off]] after being tricked into getting blackout-drunk, though unlike him her severed head nearly managed to kill her enemies before it expired. Due to her connection with Orochi, she is capable of summoning a fascmile of him. [[spoiler:She also has a SuperPoweredEvilSide called "Ibuki-Douji", which taps directly into her connection with Orochi to make her a monster worthy of the title of one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[DeathOfPersonality but doing so warps her personality into something closer to her father's]], which is one of the few things she's legitimately afraid of. This version of her wields the {{Kusanagi}} that was originally inside of her father's corpse, and is also able to summon an Orochi, though unlike any other Orochi in-game, including the ones summoned by Chiyome and even Shuten, this one is ''even bigger'' and has unique [[LightIsNotGood white scales]], implying it's her [[SummonBiggerFish calling on dear old dad himself]].]]

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** In the Nasuverse, Shuten-Douji is the Yamata-no-Orochi's (also known by the name of Ibuki Daimyojin) ''daughter'', which is the source of both her Dragon and Divine Traits. She's powerful enough to be considered one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[BrilliantButLazy but would much rather laze about and drink all day rather than actually do much destroying]] and has a very complicated relationship with Sakata Kintoki and rivalry with Minamoto-no-Raikou. Much like dear old dad, she died from [[OffWithHisHead getting her head chopped off]] after being tricked into getting blackout-drunk, though unlike him her severed head nearly managed to kill her enemies before it expired. Due to her connection with Orochi, she is capable of summoning a fascmile of him. [[spoiler:She also has a SuperPoweredEvilSide an OlderAlterEgo called "Ibuki-Douji", which taps directly into her connection with Orochi to make her a monster worthy of the title of one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[DeathOfPersonality but doing so warps her personality into something closer to her father's]], personality]], which is one of the few things she's legitimately afraid of. This version of her wields the {{Kusanagi}} that was originally inside of her father's corpse, and is also able to summon an Orochi, though unlike any other Orochi in-game, including the ones summoned by Chiyome and even Shuten, this one is ''even bigger'' and has unique [[LightIsNotGood white scales]], implying it's her [[SummonBiggerFish calling on dear old dad himself]].]]


** In the Nasuverse, Shuten-Douji is the Yamata-no-Orochi's (also known by the name of Ibuki Daimyojin) ''daughter'', which is the source of both her Dragon and Divine Traits. She's powerful enough to be considered one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[BrilliantButLazy but would much rather laze about and drink all day rather than actually do much destroying]] and has a very complicated relationship with Sakata Kintoki and rivalry with Minamoto-no-Raikou. Much like dear old dad, she died from [[OffWithHisHead getting her head chopped off]] after being tricked into getting blackout-drunk, though unlike him her severed head nearly managed to kill her enemies before it expired. Due to her connection with Orochi, she is capable of summoning a fascmile of him. [[spoiler:She also has a SuperPoweredEvilSide called "Ibuki-Douji", which taps directly into her connection with Orochi to make her a monster worthy of the title of one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[DeathOfPersonality but doing so warps her personality into something closer to her father's]], which is one of the few things she's legitimately afraid of.]]

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** In the Nasuverse, Shuten-Douji is the Yamata-no-Orochi's (also known by the name of Ibuki Daimyojin) ''daughter'', which is the source of both her Dragon and Divine Traits. She's powerful enough to be considered one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[BrilliantButLazy but would much rather laze about and drink all day rather than actually do much destroying]] and has a very complicated relationship with Sakata Kintoki and rivalry with Minamoto-no-Raikou. Much like dear old dad, she died from [[OffWithHisHead getting her head chopped off]] after being tricked into getting blackout-drunk, though unlike him her severed head nearly managed to kill her enemies before it expired. Due to her connection with Orochi, she is capable of summoning a fascmile of him. [[spoiler:She also has a SuperPoweredEvilSide called "Ibuki-Douji", which taps directly into her connection with Orochi to make her a monster worthy of the title of one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[DeathOfPersonality but doing so warps her personality into something closer to her father's]], which is one of the few things she's legitimately afraid of. This version of her wields the {{Kusanagi}} that was originally inside of her father's corpse, and is also able to summon an Orochi, though unlike any other Orochi in-game, including the ones summoned by Chiyome and even Shuten, this one is ''even bigger'' and has unique [[LightIsNotGood white scales]], implying it's her [[SummonBiggerFish calling on dear old dad himself]].]]


** In the Nasuverse, Shuten-Douji is the Yamata-no-Orochi's (also known by the name of Ibuki Daimyojin) ''daughter'', which is the source of both her Dragon and Divine Traits. She's powerful enough to be considered one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[BrilliantButLazy but would much rather laze about and drink all day rather than actually do much destroying]] and has a very complicated relationship with Sakata Kintoki and rivalry with Minamoto-no-Raikou. Much like dear old dad, she died from [[OffWithHisHead getting her head chopped off]] after being tricked into getting blackout-drunk. [[spoiler:She also has a SuperPoweredEvilSide called "Ibuki-Douji", which taps directly into her connection with Orochi to make her a monster worthy of the title of one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[DeathOfPersonality but doing so warps her personality into something closer to her father's]], which is one of the few things she's legitimately afraid of.]]

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** In the Nasuverse, Shuten-Douji is the Yamata-no-Orochi's (also known by the name of Ibuki Daimyojin) ''daughter'', which is the source of both her Dragon and Divine Traits. She's powerful enough to be considered one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[BrilliantButLazy but would much rather laze about and drink all day rather than actually do much destroying]] and has a very complicated relationship with Sakata Kintoki and rivalry with Minamoto-no-Raikou. Much like dear old dad, she died from [[OffWithHisHead getting her head chopped off]] after being tricked into getting blackout-drunk.blackout-drunk, though unlike him her severed head nearly managed to kill her enemies before it expired. Due to her connection with Orochi, she is capable of summoning a fascmile of him. [[spoiler:She also has a SuperPoweredEvilSide called "Ibuki-Douji", which taps directly into her connection with Orochi to make her a monster worthy of the title of one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[DeathOfPersonality but doing so warps her personality into something closer to her father's]], which is one of the few things she's legitimately afraid of.]]


** In the Nasuverse, Shuten-Douji is the Yamata-no-Orochi's ''daughter'', which is the source of both her Dragon and Divine Traits.
** Orochi appears as a boss-type enemy first in Shimousa, though mechanically it's a re-skin of the existing [[OurHydrasAreDifferent Hydra]] enemy with different skills. The Assassin of Paraíso [[spoiler:Mochizuki Chiyome]] has the ability to summon Orochis at will with her Noble Phantasm due to her cursed blood as a result of one of her ancestors being cursed directly by Yamata-no-Orochi. [[SinsOfOurFathers This has left her with a complex]], and for the enemy version of her in Shimousa it only gets worse when the Shuten-Douji on her side is ordered to excite her cursed blood into overdrive [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity for a power boost, at the cost of her sanity]].

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** In the Nasuverse, Shuten-Douji is the Yamata-no-Orochi's (also known by the name of Ibuki Daimyojin) ''daughter'', which is the source of both her Dragon and Divine Traits.
Traits. She's powerful enough to be considered one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[BrilliantButLazy but would much rather laze about and drink all day rather than actually do much destroying]] and has a very complicated relationship with Sakata Kintoki and rivalry with Minamoto-no-Raikou. Much like dear old dad, she died from [[OffWithHisHead getting her head chopped off]] after being tricked into getting blackout-drunk. [[spoiler:She also has a SuperPoweredEvilSide called "Ibuki-Douji", which taps directly into her connection with Orochi to make her a monster worthy of the title of one of Japan's Three Great Calamities, [[DeathOfPersonality but doing so warps her personality into something closer to her father's]], which is one of the few things she's legitimately afraid of.]]
** Orochi appears as a boss-type enemy first in Shimousa, though mechanically it's a re-skin of the existing [[OurHydrasAreDifferent Hydra]] enemy with different skills.skills, resembling a massive black-and-grey scaled many-headed serpent with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]]. The Assassin of Paraíso [[spoiler:Mochizuki Chiyome]] has the ability to summon Orochis at will with her Noble Phantasm due to her cursed blood as a result of one of her ancestors being cursed directly by Yamata-no-Orochi. [[SinsOfOurFathers This has left her with a complex]], and for the enemy version of her in Shimousa it only gets worse when the Shuten-Douji on her side is ordered to excite her cursed blood into overdrive [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity for a power boost, at the cost of her sanity]].


* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Yato's]] devastated and abandoned home world Rakuyo is inhabited by a giant OneHundredAndEight-headed dragon known as the Orochi.

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* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Yato's]] devastated and abandoned home world Rakuyo is inhabited by a giant OneHundredAndEight-headed 108-headed dragon known as the Orochi.


* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' has Susa and Kushinada who fill similar roles. The party has to solve a puzzle involving mirror redirection before Susa's sake gambit can work, though. After the Orochi (here named Serpent, has only one head and looks like the standard Eastern dragon with wings on) dies, the party can return to where his body is, and retrieve the Ame-No-Murakumo, titled Cloudrender in the game.

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'' has Susa and Kushinada who fill similar roles. The party has to solve a puzzle involving mirror redirection before Susa's sake gambit can work, though. After the Orochi (here named Serpent, has only one head and looks like the standard Eastern dragon with wings on) dies, the party can return to where his body is, and retrieve the Ame-No-Murakumo, titled Cloudrender in the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', the Orochi is a blue-scaled serpentine dragon that carries a golden orb it uses to attack. It only shows up as an enemy in the Sky Scraper area, which is only accessible late in the game. It also has a counterpart named the Red Orochi (which has red scales and a blue orb) that can only be found in the postgame.

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* ''Film/UltramanTigaGaidenRevivalOfTheAncientGiant'' has the monster Kurayaminoorochi being a direct reference to the ''orochi'' mythos, being a monster that carries the Yaminaginotsurugi sword which is crucial in helping Ultraman Tiga defeating the villain Dogouf at the end of the film.


* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'': The portion taking place in [[{{Wutai}} Zipangu]] is a loose retelling of the Orochi myth, with your party in the place of Susanoo.

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''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'': The portion taking place in [[{{Wutai}} Zipangu]] Zipangu/Jipang]] is a loose retelling of the Orochi myth, with your party in the place of Susanoo.Susanoo.
** ''VideoGame/DragonQuestXI'' has an even looser retelling play out in Hotto during the second act, with the chief differences being that the dragon is a furry one-headed creature, will eat ''any'' humans whether they're young maidens or not (the sacrificial victim the heroes themselves save is a middle aged mother), and [[spoiler:the dragon is a BalefulPolymorph whose mother, the village's leader, is willing to feed other people to while she seeks a way to undo his curse]].


According to a wide assortment of {{anime}} and video game series, the Orochi is alive and well and at large in present-day Japan. Sometimes it's literally Orochi, or anything from a MonsterOfTheWeek to a BigBad with snake-themed powers. The trope holds pretty strong and is different than simply being associated with snakes; if your anime or manga story has a CrystalDragonJesus, chances are that Orochi will be its [[{{Satan}} Devil]].

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According to a wide assortment of {{anime}} and video game series, the Orochi is alive and well and at large in present-day Japan. Sometimes it's literally Orochi, or anything from a MonsterOfTheWeek to a BigBad with snake-themed powers. The trope holds pretty strong and is different than simply being associated with snakes; if your anime or manga story has a CrystalDragonJesus, chances are that Orochi will be its [[{{Satan}} [[SatanicArchetype Devil]].


* ''Film/ThrillingSword'', a Taiwanese fantasy movie, had a nine-headed sea serpent summoned by the main villain, Lord Xia, to terrorise the kingdom.

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* ''Film/ThrillingSword'', ''Film/TheThrillingSword'', a Taiwanese fantasy movie, had a nine-headed sea serpent summoned by the main villain, Lord Xia, to terrorise the kingdom.

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* ''Film/ThrillingSword'', a Taiwanese fantasy movie, had a nine-headed sea serpent summoned by the main villain, Lord Xia, to terrorise the kingdom.


** The ''[='95=]'' to ''[='97=]'' [[StoryArc arc]] has the literal Orochi. (He's technically [[NoBiologicalSex sexless]] but is referred to as a "he" due to plot developments and for convenience's sake.) In this series, he's a [[WellIntentionedExtremist fanatical servant]] ([[AllMythsAreTrue and offspring of]]) of [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Gaia]], who believes that HumansAreTheRealMonsters and [[LawfulStupid considers the very beings that Gaia made a threat]]. Similar to the myth, he is defeated by the Kusanagi, Yasakani, and Yata clans, who [[SealedEvilInACan sealed him away]]. (A scant amount of official artwork and ''The King of Fighters: Kyo'' actually depicts Orochi [[AttractiveBentGender as a woman]] during this period, implying he reincarnated into a female host back then.) Unfortunately his influence spread to the Yasakani and after a time, they [[DealWithTheDevil made a contract with him to gain power]]. This caused a [[KillEmAll civil war]] with their former allies, much to Orochi's glee. He's also got a [[ReligionOfEvil cult]] of servants known as the Hakkesshu, who in the present are made up of [[NotSoHarmlessVillain a musical band]] (Chris, Yashiro, Shermie), a SinisterMinister (Goenitz), two [[SexySecretary sexy secretaries]] (Mature and Vice), [[AxCrazy a homicidal maniac]] (Ryuji Yamazaki), and the father (Gaidel) of a hot soldier girl (Leona) who was killed by the SinisterMinister because [[DefectorFromDecadence he decided to bow out on Orochi's plan]], and his plan is to gather enough energy so it can be fully revived and destroy humanity (alongside a backup plan consisting on the HumanSacrifice of a GirlNextDoor who happens to be the reincarnation/descendant of Princess Kushinada). He doesn't make an actual appearance until ''[='97=]'', where he [[DemonicPossession possesses]] [[CreepyChild Chris]] to act as the FinalBoss (an AntiClimaxBoss, given his [[SNKBoss predecessors]]). In the end, he is defeated by the Three Sacred Treasures (Chizuru, Kyo and Iori). In a last-ditch effort, he tries to turn [[TheRival Iori]] against [[TheProtagonist Kyo]] and [[TeamMom Chizuru]] by [[VillainOverride stirring up Iori's half-Orochi blood and turning him into]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Orochi Iori]]. This fails, as [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Orochi Iori ensnares Orochi long enough for Kyo to deliver the deathblow]] (under approval of the spirit of Iori's ancestors, who regret what they've done), thus letting Kushinada's current incarnation/descendant Yuki (who also ''happened'' [[LadyAndKnight to be Kyo's girlfriend]]) escape her destiny ''and'' giving [[BarrierMaiden Chizuru]] the chance to [[HistoryRepeats seal him away again]] and prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Orochi, on his death throes, [[HumanityOnTrial decides to wait and observe humanity to see if they're truly deserving of his "judgment."]]

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** The ''[='95=]'' to ''[='97=]'' [[StoryArc arc]] has the literal Orochi. (He's technically [[NoBiologicalSex sexless]] but is referred to as a "he" due to plot developments and for convenience's sake.) In this series, he's a [[WellIntentionedExtremist fanatical servant]] ([[AllMythsAreTrue and offspring of]]) the offspring]]) of [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Gaia]], who believes that HumansAreTheRealMonsters and [[LawfulStupid considers the very beings that Gaia made a threat]]. Similar to the myth, he is defeated by the Kusanagi, Yasakani, and Yata clans, who [[SealedEvilInACan sealed him away]]. (A scant amount of official artwork and ''The King of Fighters: Kyo'' actually depicts Orochi [[AttractiveBentGender as a woman]] during this period, implying he reincarnated into a female host back then.) Unfortunately his influence spread to the Yasakani and after a time, they [[DealWithTheDevil made a contract with him to gain power]]. This caused a [[KillEmAll civil war]] with their former allies, much to Orochi's glee. He's also got a [[ReligionOfEvil cult]] of servants known as the Hakkesshu, who in the present are made up of [[NotSoHarmlessVillain a musical band]] (Chris, Yashiro, Shermie), a SinisterMinister (Goenitz), two [[SexySecretary sexy secretaries]] (Mature and Vice), [[AxCrazy a homicidal maniac]] (Ryuji Yamazaki), and the father (Gaidel) of a hot soldier girl (Leona) who was killed by the SinisterMinister because [[DefectorFromDecadence he decided to bow out on Orochi's plan]], and his plan is to gather enough energy so it can be fully revived and destroy humanity (alongside a backup plan consisting on the HumanSacrifice of a GirlNextDoor who happens to be the reincarnation/descendant of Princess Kushinada). He doesn't make an actual appearance until ''[='97=]'', where he [[DemonicPossession possesses]] [[CreepyChild Chris]] to act as the FinalBoss (an AntiClimaxBoss, given his [[SNKBoss predecessors]]). In the end, he is defeated by the Three Sacred Treasures (Chizuru, Kyo and Iori). In a last-ditch effort, he tries to turn [[TheRival Iori]] against [[TheProtagonist Kyo]] and [[TeamMom Chizuru]] by [[VillainOverride stirring up Iori's half-Orochi blood and turning him into]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Orochi Iori]]. This fails, as [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Orochi Iori ensnares Orochi long enough for Kyo to deliver the deathblow]] (under approval of the spirit of Iori's ancestors, who regret what they've done), thus letting Kushinada's current incarnation/descendant Yuki (who also ''happened'' [[LadyAndKnight to be Kyo's girlfriend]]) escape her destiny ''and'' giving [[BarrierMaiden Chizuru]] the chance to [[HistoryRepeats seal him away again]] and prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Orochi, on his death throes, [[HumanityOnTrial decides to wait and observe humanity to see if they're truly deserving of his "judgment."]]


* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Wano arc villain Kurozumi Orochi has an Orochi motif to him, up to and including [[spoiler:his having eaten the Mythical Zoan fruit Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi]].

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Wano arc villain Kurozumi Orochi has an Orochi motif to him, up to and including [[spoiler:his having eaten the Mythical Zoan fruit Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi]]. He also [[spoiler:[[OffWithHisHead dies the same way]] (albeit in his human form rather than his serpent one).]]

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