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Oni
170px-Oni in pilgrim's clothing
General Info
Mythology Japanese mythology

Oni are ancient Japanese monsters.

Origin

The Oni are ancient Japanese demons that were originally unseen, but were later anthropomorphised to have human body parts.

Appearance

They have varying portrayals in art, but most commonly are horned demons that have humanoid bodies and wear tiger-striped clothing. They can usually have an odd number of body parts and are predominantly red or blue.

In Popular Culture

TV Shows

  • Jackie Chan Adventures: Oni made an appearance in the series as masks that were created by Chi Wizards, who scattered them across the four corners of the world.
  • Teen Wolf: Oni were dark spirits controlled first by Noshiko Yukimura then by a Nogitsune.


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