Water Nymph

Water Nymph
First EncounterSage Shrine
Floral FinisherPower Slash
Her vulnerable core

Water Nymph is a new enemy exclusive to Okamiden. The Water Nymph is the accumulation of all the suffering experienced by a woman who was washed out to sea. She takes out her anger on those she sees as having fun and enjoying themselves.

She is first encountered in Sage Shrine, making her a tiny enemy that would normally go unnoticed by Chibiterasu if he were not shrunk by the Lucky Mallet. Her Floral Finisher is Power Slash. Chibiterasu must fight one in the Dark Realm to free Nanami.

[edit] Attacks

As his Weapons do not have much effect on her, Chibiterasu must use Galestorm to injure her. Galestorm causes her to melt into a puddle of water with a gem, presumably containing her spirit, floating above it. The Gem must be attacked to damage her. She can suck Chibiterasu down into the puddle to damage him and prevent him from attacking.

[edit] Bestiary Entry

"The suffering of a maiden who was washed out to sea manifested as this nymph. She takes out her anger on all who appear happy and carefree. Conventional weapons cannot hurt her, but the wind could be an ally."

[edit] Based On

Water Nymph is based on the Japenese mythical creature, Nure-onna. The Nure-onna is said to have the head of a woman and the body of a snake. She is usually found by the shore, washing her hair. Her behaviour varies from story to story. In some stories she simply wants to be alone and attacks those who bother her. However, in other stories she is much more sinister. In these stories she feeds on humans and carries a small baby shaped bundle in order to attract them.

Last edited by Phi on 20 September 2012 at 16:50
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