Namahage

Namahage come in five different varieties and each one is stronger than the previous, they are also essentially a stronger version of the Guardians. They are all first encountered in Kamui. They appear to be wearing straw clothes and carrying a different weapon. Each one also has a different coloured face that is quite beastly looking.

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Namahage

Namahage
Namahage.jpg
Appearance(s)Okami
First EncounterKamui
WeaknessesPower Slash
Weapons
Weapon(s)Sign
Floral FinisherGalestorm

These are essentially a stronger version of the Green Imp, however even at that they are simple to beat and do not pose much threat. Their Floral Finisher is Galestorm and they have a green face. They will lash out at Amaterasu with the sign they hold. This attack is easily dodged. They do not have any defences so they can be killed with one Power Slash

Bestiary Entry

"Namahage are the embodiment of the loneliness inherent in snowy lands. Raising a terrifying voice, they seek out and attack living things. If you cross paths with one, you should play dead. They regard the lazy as friends and are lulled into a false sense of security."





[edit] Blade Namahage

Blade Namahage
Blade Namahage.jpg
Appearance(s)Okami
First EncounterKamui
WeaknessesPower Slash
Weapon(s)Giant Blade
Floral FinisherGalestorm

Blade Namahage are basically a stronger version of the Headless Guardian. Their Floral Finisher is Galestorm and they have a brown face. They hold a giant blade and they will fling this at Amaterasu, while the blade is out of their hands they will be invincible. However if you Power Slash the blade a few times it will break and they will be left unable to attack and defend themselves.

Bestiary Entry

"They say you should play dead if confronted by a Namahage, but it can be quite fearsome to hide in plain sight of an armed foe. A legend tells of a samurai that tried to banish the Namahage. He attacked its blade with a nearby brush while it was distracted. Without its weapon, it grew afraid and left, promising to reform."



[edit] Bucket Namahage

Bucket Namahage
Bucket Namahage.jpg
Appearance(s)Okami
First EncounterKamui
Weaknesses[Inability to see Amaterasu
Attack(s)Shockwaves
Floral FinisherCherry Bomb

Bucket Namahage are basically a stronger version of the Bell Guardian. Their Floral Finisher is Cherry Bomb and they have an orange coloured face. The travel underground to avoid attack and they carry a giant bucket which they pound on the create shock waves after they pop out of the ground. These shock waves can be avoided by jumping. They can easily be defeated by following the trail of dirt they leave while digging, then when it pops out of the ground you should hide behind it. It will become confused and defenceless. After a few tries of that is should die. However be warned, Bucket Namahage can still attack even when they are underground.

Bestiary Entry

"Anyone who has seen the land blanketed in deep snow, beware. Namahage hide under the snow and trap victims in their buckets. When fleeing them, clap once and take a step away. They will flee when they do not see the source of the sound."




Umbrella Namahage

Umbrella Namahage
Umbrella Namahage.jpg
Appearance(s)Okami
First EncounterKamui
WeaknessesPower Slash
Galestorm
Weapon(s)Darts
Floral FinisherGalestorm

These are essentially a more powerful version of Halo Guardians. Their Floral Finisher is Galestorm and their face is coloured blue. They fly in the air using that straw umbrella of theirs, while in the air they will fire darts at Amaterasu. Then can be attacked while in the air or you can use Galestorm or Power Slash to knock them out. When they fall to the ground their head will get stuck in it for a while. You should take this chance to attack them because eventually they will start to fly again.

Bestiary Entry

"Legend tells of flying Namahage, who are often shown with umbrellas. One tale describe a man who was attacked during a snowstorm. He said, "It is too windy for Namahage to be out flying". Hearing this, the Namahage left the scene in embarrassment. We can assume that they won't show themselves when it is windy."




Cannon Namahage

Cannon Namahage
Cannon Namahage.jpg
Appearance(s)Okami
First EncounterKamui
WeaknessesWeapons
Attack(s)Cannon Fire, Skulls
Floral FinisherGalestorm

These are a stronger version of the Executioner Guardian. Their Floral Finisher is Galestorm and they have a scary grey face with long pointy horns. They will attack Amaterasu by firing their cannon at her. They also have skulls that will burn her if she touches them. The best way to kill them is the keep using Veil of Mist and them attacking them with your Divine Instrument.

Bestiary Entry

"The Cannon Namahage is a strange beast, indeed. He doesn't care about the lazy, gravitating instead toward cowards and sissies, screeching and bellowing to scare some bravery into their victims. You might say they're rather kind, considering the circumstances."

[edit] Based On

The Namahage are based on the costumes from a ritual practiced in certain parts of Japan. The ritual is a sort of New Years Resolution where naughty children are scared into promising to be obedient and to work hard as if they do not the Namahage will drag them into the snowy mountains and away from their parents.

Last edited by Phi on 15 November 2011 at 12:00
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