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Tonsure
Tonsure
Appearances Ōkami
First encountered Moon Cave (9 months ago)
Attack method Guidance path severing
Weapon(s) Blades
Effective weapon(s) Power Slash
Floral Finisher N/A
The Tonsure (「髪切」?; Kami-kiri; .lit "hair cutter"[1][2]) is a minor demon encountered in Ōkamiden. Along with the Phantom Shears, it belongs to the type of demons who sever Guidance paths.

Description

The Tonsure is first encountered at the side path outside the Moon Cave 9 months prior to the events of Ōkamiden. It is a brown rust-colored tailor's scissor for cutting fabric, but roughly the size of a child, and has two eyes on each of its blade, which is tipped with lines of teeth for cutting. The handle of the scissor is covered in a brown bandage, may be for improved grip.

Background

During life, the Tonsure was originally a woman, whose unfortunate destiny had love eluding from her for her entire lifetime. After death, her vengeful spirit takes the form of a weaving scissor, and upon sight of human's beauty, jealousy and anger is stirred within this demon, and the hair of the unfortunate people are cut off without warning[3].

Bestiary entry

     3.  

"A mischievous demon that cuts off people's hair without warning.
Originally a woman who never found love, this vengeful spirit is
enraged by the beauty of humans, and thus tries to remove their hair."

Strategy

The Tonsure is usually dormant and invulnerable to damage, whether from Divine Instruments or Celestial Brush techniques, if Chibiterasu's partners have not had any Guidance paths drawn near the demon. If a path exists, however, then it will awaken and fly off-screen for a brief second before returning, plunging for the path bent on severing it. The Tonsure is only vulnerable during this time, so use Power Slash to kill it with two strikes.

Trivia

  • Tonsure is the act of shaving or cutting one's own hair in Christianity or Buddhism, referring to the Tonsure's ability to cut people's hair.

References

Fallen
Demons
Green ImpRed ImpYellow ImpBlue ImpBlack Imp
Old Green ImpOld Red Imp | Clay SoldierClay Samurai
Wheel
Monsters
Fire EyeIce LipsThunder Ear | Three-Faced Top
Beasts Fire BeastIce BeastSpark Beast | Death Beast
Miscellaneous Bone ClamDemon Nut | Snake Sash | Water Nymph | GashadokuroArmored Dokuro
Minor
Demons
Death BoulderFlame BoulderIce BoulderSpark Boulder
Red WildfireBlue WildfireGreen Wildfire | Red ToadWhite Toad | Pot FoxPot Tanuki
Phantom ShearsTonsure | Stone DragonFlow DragonClay Steed
Red HeadBlue Head | GargoyleFlame Gargoyle | WispFlame Jelly

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