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Oni Physiology
Yuugi
Yuugi Hoshiguma (Touhou) The Rumored Unnatural Phenomenon, one of the Four Devas of the Mountains

Power/Ability to:

Use the traits of oni

Power to use the abilities of oni. Variation of Yokai Physiology.

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into an Oni, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls. Depictions of oni vary widely but usually portray them as hideous, gigantic ogre-like creatures with sharp claws, wild hair, and horns growing from their heads. They are humanoid for the most part, but occasionally, they are shown with unnatural features such as odd numbers of eyes or extra fingers and toes. Their skin may be any number of colors, but red and blue are particularly common and are often depicted wearing tiger-skin loincloths and carrying iron clubs.

Oni were originally invisible spirits or gods which caused disasters, disease, and other unpleasant things. These nebulous beings could also take on a variety of forms to deceive and often devour humans. In folktales they are usually malicious, man-eating creatures to be feared and slain by valiant heroes, the oni can also have a protective function. They are often described as rowdy, party-loving bunch with fondness for contests and games.

Most oni, especially in folktales, are rather foolish and/or simple beings, but some are both highly intelligent and creative.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Most oni are rather foolish and/or simple.
  • Oni tend toward rowdy, rough and generally belligerent personalities/behavior.
  • Certain normal items affect oni negatively, especially beans are painful to touch.

Known Users

Mythology

  • Oni (Japanese Mythology)

Films

  • Reginald Stuart/The Evil One (Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.)

Video Games

  • Oni (RPG)
  • Fierce Deity Link (The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)
  • Suika Ibuki (Touhou)
  • Yuugi Hoshiguma (Touhou)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry)
  • Drahmin (Mortal Kombat)
  • Moloch (Mortal Kombat)
  • Oni (Street Fighter)

Western Animation

  • Oni Mask (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Tarakudo (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Samanosuke Akechi (Onimusha: Warlords)
  • Jubei Yagyu (Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny)
  • Jacques Blanc (Onimusha 3: Demon Siege)
  • Hideyasu Soki Yuki (Onimusha 4: Dawn of Dreams)
  • Alpha Girl (Hero: 108)

Manga/Anime

  • Hōzukimaru (Bleach); in spirit form.
  • Mirajane (Fairy Tail)
  • The Little Ogre (Soul Eater)
  • Saizou Komiya (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Akiha Tohno (TYPE-MOON)
  • Kouma Kishima (TYPE-MOON)

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