The Nekomata is a mythical being from Japanese mythology. It is said to be a lower form of a bakeneko. Traits of a nekomata include looking like a domestic cat, having two tails, having the ability to walk on two legs but only when unobserved, and can morph into a demon when angered. The first stories of this feline popped up during the 17th century in Japan. The Nekomata have the ability to enter people's dreams.

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  • Nekomatas have appeared throughout many of the games in the Megami Tensei series and its spin-offs.


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