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Onryō: A StarFox Command Ghost story.


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The setting is in the timeline of the default ending of StarFox Command and uses Japanese yokai as it's basis.

 

After Star Wolf had taken everything from him including the woman he once loved, Fox realized that because of Krystal he had brought nothing but shame and dishonor to the McCloud name. Unwilling to continue such a tortured existence, he turned toward his Samurai roots and decided that as penance he must commit ritual seppuku both out of guilt and the need to protect or restore his family's honor. He however did not leave the world of the living alone. He had to ask permission from his superior to carry out the ritual. Somehow he succeeded. His remaining teammate, Falco, General Peppy, Bill Grey, and a few other old friends attended this ritual suicide and bowed their heads in respect once he had finished taking his own life.

After His Burial, Fox's soul continued to roam lylat as a Yurei until the day he was taken in by an Inugami, a dog-like sorcerer once believed to be nonexistent by modern Cornerians. With the help of the Inugami's black magic, Fox's soul evolves into a Onryo, a ghost (yūrei) believed capable of causing harm in the world of the living, harming or killing enemies, or even causing natural disasters to exact vengeance to redress the wrongs it received while alive then takes their spirits from their dying bodies. He is always accompanied by two hitodama (souls), one is James McCloud (blue colored) and the other is Fox's ancestor from 2,500 BLW (more aggressive ball of fire, colored red).

As an Onryo, Fox relentlessly followed Star Wolf, appearing and manifesting before them in the form of terrifying visages and visions (once took the form of a Gashadokuro or a giant Fox skeleton that terrorized Star Wolf in one of their motherships) and intending to slay them one by one with his ghostly Katana and his bloodied Tanto while his eyes are set on Panther and Krystal. Thank's to the inugami's black magic, he has lost all sympathy toward "she who has broken his heart". and it seemed that not matter how many times they change motherships, he always follows them relentlessly.

Partially inspired by the Japanese ghost story, Yotsuya Kaidan.

NOTE:

Onryō are the ghosts of people who died with such strong passions –jealousy, rage, or hatred – that their soul is unable to pass on, and instead transforms into a powerful wrathful spirit who seeks vengeance on any and everything it encounters. Onryō appear as they did when they died. Often they were victims of war, catastrophe, betrayal, murder, or suicide, and they usually display wounds or marks indicative of the way they died.

Their motive is always the same: vengeance. Onryō are easily powerful enough to swiftly kill any person; however, they prefer letting the object of their hatred live a long life of torment and suffering, watching those they knows suffer and die. They inflict a terrible curse on the people or places that they haunt. This curse can be transmitted to others through contact like a contagious disease, creating a circle of death or destruction that is far more devastating than any ordinary ghost. They make no distinction in whom they target with their grudge; they just want to destroy. Moreover, this vengeance can never be satisfied as it can for most ghosts. What makes an onryō so much scarier than its Western vengeful spiritual counterpart is that, while the Western ghost ceases to haunt once it is put to rest, an onryō appears and never goes away.

Occasionally, an onryō’s curse is born not out of hatred and retribution, but out of intense, passionate love which perverts into extreme jealousy. These onryō haunt their former lovers, exacting their wrath onto new romances, second marriages, their children, and eventual end up destroying the lives of the ones they loved so much in life.

 

Concerning Inugami:

Inugami are anthropomorphic, dog-like beings, often similar to werewolves known to be masters of black magic. In public, an inugami looks identical to an ordinary dog in order to blend in with society. However, its true form is that of a desiccated, mummified dog’s head, often dressed up in ceremonial trappings.

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Not trying to kill the vibe but I think you should condense your stories and drawings into one thread. Keeps everything in one place.

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30 minutes ago, Dr. Orange said:

Not trying to kill the vibe but I think you should condense your stories and drawings into one thread. Keeps everything in one place.

erm sorry i'm just trying to get my bearings on this site. plus how do you delete threads?

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You can PM a staff member to lock a thread.  I'll go ahead and lock this one, and you're more than welcome to create/use a central thread for your works.

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