- East Asian (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
A cosmic fish form Japan whose name means ‘World Backbone Trout’ and who holds the whole world upon its back. When it writhes it creates earthquakes and was kept under the sea by two sea gods who stopped it from escaping. When it does escape it causes earthquakes and tsunamis, but it is swiftly brought under control by the gods.
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