Mr. & Mrs. Cutter

Mr. and Mrs. Cutter
The Dreaded Mr. Cutter and The Awful Mrs. Cutter
GenderMale and Female
LocationTaka Pass
FamilyEach Other (married)

Mr. and Mrs. Cutter are an evil old couple who live in a ransacked house in Taka Pass and do not take kindly to strangers. At first when Amaterasu comes across them Mrs Cutter says that she would make a tasty meal and chases her away with a knife. When you see Mr Cutter he says the same thing and adds on "First that sparrow and now a dog! This is going to be quite a feast!" and chases Amaterasu out. Then any time Amaterasu comes into their yard one of them will be out there and then will chase her away, Mrs. Cutter with her knife and Mr. Cutter with his cane. By investigating their house at night Amaterasu can break in by climbing a fallen rafter and blowing up a crack in the roof with a Cherry Bomb.

After Amaterasu has found the Canine Warriors, both Mr and Mrs Cutter will be inside at night, Mr Cutter asleep and Mrs Cutter sharpening her knife. By biting onto her and dragging her into the moonlight shining onto the ground caused by the hole in the roof, it will reveal her true form, a Crow Tengu. By defeating them she will rescue Chun, the Chief Sparrow's daughter.

[edit] Based On

Mr. and Mrs. Cutter are loosely based on the Japanese story of "Shita-kiri Suzume" or "Tongue Cut Sparrow" in English. The story is of and old man and his cruel wife.

The Cutter's House
Inside The Cutter's House

While walking in the woods one morning an old man comes across a sparrow calling for help. The good natured man takes pity on the sparrow and takes it home and feeds it rice to help it recuperate. However his cruel and greedy wife cannot fathom why he is wasting their food on such a disgusting creature. However the man continues to feed it.

One day the man returns to the woods to cut wood and leaves the sparrow in the care of his wife. However his wife refuses to feed it and goes out fishing. While the woman is out fishing the sparrow eats all of the starch that she has mistakenly left out. In her rage the woman cuts out the tongue of the sparrow who then flies back into the mountains in fear.

When the man arrives home and finds out, he returns to the mountains to look for his sparrow friend. He is helped by other sparrows and finds his way to an inn in a bamboo grove where a Clan of Sparrows lives (Sparrow Clan). The Sparrows are happy to see him and lead him to his friend. They dance and sing for him and give him food.

As a parting gift they offer the man the choice of a small basket or a large basket, the man, being old, picks the small basket as it will be easier to carry down the mountain. Arriving home he opens the basket to find it completely full with treasure. However his wife finds out about the larger basket and greedily runs up the mountain to get it. She gets the basket but it warned not to open it. She does not heed their warning and opens it only to find out that it is full of monster. In fright she falls down the mountain to her death.

[edit] Trivia

  • Mr. Cutter's moustache resembles a pair of shears.

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