- East Asian (culture)
- Undead (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
A general term used to describe the evil spirits in Japanese belief. Types of Bakemono include Kapp, Oni, Tengu, and Yama-uba. The word Bakemono means ‘Changing Things’. As a result the Bakemono tend to be a mixture of various creatures. Some Bakemono a types of Yurei, undead beings such as ghosts, but commonly the Bakemono are living creatures such ass Goblins. The Bakemono have shape-shifting powers and can transform into snakes, boars, foxes and turtles. They can also transform into humans in order to seduce a person or show them gratitude.
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