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Fox Spirit

A fox spirit

A Fox Spirit, or Kumiho (구미호) is a creature from Korean Mythology and the colonists of the planet, Jinju.

Description

In the lore, foxes gain tails as a reflection of their power, the maximum number being nine.[1]

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Dragon Pearl

The star of the book, Min, is a fox spirit. According to her, they lived disguised as humans and rarely used their abilities. They used to played tricks like changing into beautiful humans to lure lonely travelers close so they could suck out their lives. But Min's mother, Kim Seonmi, insisted that the family behaved as proper, civilized foxes so they wouldn’t get in trouble with the other residents of Jinju. The last prejudice annoyed Min as other supernaturals like Dragons and Dokkaebi, and Shamans could wield their magic openly, and were even praised for it. The foxes never overcame their bad reputation, but nowadays most people think they've gone extinct.[2]


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Abilities

  • Shapeshifting: Fox spirits have the ability to shapeshift.[3]
  • Charm: Fox spirits have the ability to charm.[4]
  • Tychokinesis: Fox spirits can learn to affect drinks as to cause the drinker bad luck.

Trivia

  • Fox Spirits are typically female, but some, such as Jun and Manshik, choose to be male.
  • Similar stories can be found throught East Asia. They are known as Huli jing in China and Kitsune in Japan.

References

Monsters
Species: Arai | Blemmyae | Basilisks | Centaur | Cyclopes | Dragon | Drakon | Empousai | Fire-Breathing Horse | Gegeines | Gemini | Ghoul | Giants | Gorgons | Harpies | Hekatonkheires | Hippalektryons | Hippocampi | Hyperborean Giants | Ichthyocentaur | Karpoi | Katoblepones | Keres | Laistrygonian Giants | Lycanthrope | Makhai | Merpeople | Myrmekes | Nikai | Nymphs | Pegasus | Satyrs | Stymphalian Birds | Telekhines | Scythian Dracanae | Sirens | Unicorns | Venti | Yales
Friendly Monsters: Argus | Blackjack | Briares | Bombilo | Chiron | Cottus | Don | Ella | Festus | Gleeson Hedge | Gray | Grover Underwood | Guido | Gyges | Lysas | Mellie | Mrs. O'Leary | Ophiotaurus | Peaches | Peleus | Porkpie | Rainbow | Scipio | Tyson | Tempest | Sssssarah
Enemy Monsters: Antaeus | Agrius and Oreius | Arachne | Cacus | Carthaginian Serpent | Charybdis and Scylla | Chimera | Chrysaor | Clazmonian Sow | Colchis Bulls | Echidna | Euryale | Geryon | Joe Bob | Kampê | Kekrops | Ladon | Lamia | Manticore | Medusa | Minotaur | Nanette | Nemean Lion | Polyphemus | Python | Sphinx | Stheno | Typhon | Trojan Sea Monster
Neutral Monsters: Carnivorous Sheep | Cerberus | Erymanthian Boar | Gray Sisters | Flesh-Eating Horse | Furies | Gryphon | Orthus | Skolopendra | Sybaris
Dragon Pearl
Book: Dragon Pearl
Main Characters: Bae Jang | Captain Hwan | Haneul | Kim Jun | Kim Min | Sujin
Secondary Characters: Areum | Bora | Captain Hye | Lieutenant Hyosu | Lieutenant Ju-Won | Manshik | Nari | Security Officer Seok | Kim Seonmi
Minor Characters: Byung-Ho | Chul | Eui | Eunhee | Gyeong-Ja | Hae | Lieutenant Commander Ju-Eun | Lieutenant Seo-Hyeon | Woo-Jin | Yong
Supernatural Species: Fox Spirit | Dragon | Tiger Spirit | Dokkaebi | Shaman | Ghost
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