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True Orochi
Race/Species Demon
Gender Male
Appearance(s) Ōkami
Location(s) Moon Cave (100 years ago)
Ark of Yamato
Weakness(es) 8 Purification Sake
Attack method Elemental attacks
Lunging bites
Falling debris
Reward(s) Thunder Edge
Background music Yamata-no-Orochi's Extermination II
No one knows where Orochi surfaced from. But ever since it appeared, the world's gone crazy.


True Orochi (「真ヤマタノオロチ」?; Shin Yamata no Orochi; True Yamata no Orochi) is the form of Orochi at the peak of his power 100 years prior to the events of Ōkami, and is the form defeated by Nagi and Shiranui. He is responsible for setting the events of Ōkami in motion.


True Orochi is quite similar to his weaker present-day counterpart Orochi, but has some alterations to mark his form at its peak of power. The demonic serpent still has eight heads, each bearing a unique element with its own kanji, going clockwise: Fire (「火」?; ), Earth (「土」?; つち), Poison (「毒」?; どく), Light (「光」?; ひかり), Lightning (「雷」?; かみなり), Water (「水」?; みず), Wind (「風」?; かぜ) and Darkness (「闇」?; やみ). At the base of the eight necks is a shrine on a stone pedestal, with surrounding lanterns and plants, resembling a zen garden. In the shrine hangs a gigantic bell, which generates an impenetrable barrier that shields True Orochi from any damage. The shrine and the bell is covered in gold plates, signifying the status and power of True Orochi. It is also covered in golden armor plating (instead of being bare with only the helmet like Orochi), and its helmet is also covered in gold.


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Bestiary entry


"No other monsters inspire the awe than this giant serpent demands.
It has eight heads, eight tails, terrifying red eyes burning with rage and an
underbelly scraped bloody and raw. All on a body large enough to grow
trees on. This is the legendary Orochi, said to be fond of drink[ing].
Behold, O (mountain) RO (of) CHI (dark spirits)! OROCHI!"


Main article: Orochi#Strategy

True Orochi's strategy exactly the same as his weaker counterpart's.


  • Each attacks by each necks are more sharp and powerful than by century-after itself.
  • If user stays on Orochi's back without destroying the bell, all heads will turn to you and attack.
  • True Orochi is the only boss fought in a different time period than the one in which Ōkami takes place.
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