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The power to have the traits and abilities of an Onryo. Variation of Ghost Physiology.

Also Called

  • Onryo Mimicry


Users either are or can transform into a Onryō, spirit from Japanese folklore who is able to return to the physical world in order to seek vengeance using the spiritual powers they gain after death.

While male Onryō exist, the majority of them are women, usually young women, with long, stringy black hair that covers their face, clad in a white burial kimono or shroud. Their face itself is often quite ghastly to look upon. Their deaths are often caused by the suffering visited upon them by the capricious whims of their male lovers.





  • Users may be bound to where they were killed.
  • Obsessed with vengeance.
  • May lose strength after getting revenge.

Known Users

See Also: Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl.


  • Onryo (Japanese Folklore)


  • The Saeki Family (The Grudge Series)
  • Samara Morgan/Sadako Yamamura (The Ring Series)
  • Sadayaka (Sadako vs Kayako)

Live-Action Television

  • Lee (Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell)


  • Oiwa (Yotsuya Kaidan)

Video Games

  • Spirits (Fatal Frame series)
  • Cynthia Velasquez (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
  • Mima (Touhou)
  • Hisako (Killer Instinct)