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Character Profile: Forest Spirit

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Name
Forest Spirit Shishigami Forest Spirit (Princess Mononoke)
Forest Spirit (Princess Mononoke)
Alias
The Nightwalker Didarabocchi
Race
   
Gender
Mentioned as a male Mentioned as a male
Age
About 1000 About 1000
Hair
Daise, dirty white, white Daise, dirty white, white
Eyes
Red Red
Height
   
Weight
   
Blood
None None
Status
Spirit Spirit
Quote
None None
Voice
None None
Debut
Princess Mononoke Mononoke Hime
Anime
Princess Mononoke Mononoke Hime

Character Description: Forest Spirit

The forest spirit is an ancient god, with the ability to give and take life from a god, demon, or human. When he is first seen healing Ashitaka, when ever he walks, plants instantly come to life, but when he takes a new step, the plants wither and die as quickly as they came.

During the day, the spirit resembles a deer-like creature with many antlers and the face of a baboon. During the night, however, the spirit becomes the Nightwalker, a god resembling a human made out of stars with a long pointed face and tentacle-like spikes on the back. When the spirit becomes a demon after Eboshi shoots off his head, he becomes a god of death which resembles a large humanoid made from a dark tar-like liquid.

In the end, when he gets his head back, he 'dies', but rejuvenates the forest, and gives it 'life' again. Also, when he 'dies', he lifts Ashitaka's curse from him.

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