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Ougi OshinoŌgi Oshino(忍野 扇)Ougi Oshino (Bakemonogatari)
Race
Gender
Unclear (claims to be male but referred to as female)Unclear (claims to be male but referred to as female)
Age
15 years old15 years old
Hair
BlackBlack
Eyes
BlackBlack
Height
Weight
Status
StudentStudent
Quote
"I don't know anything, Araragi-senpai. It's you who knows."
Voice
Kaori Mizuhashi
Debut
Anime
BakemonogatariBakemonogatari

Character Description: Ougi Oshino

Ougi Oshino is a mysterious first year at Naoetsu Private High School. Ougi claims to be the niece of Meme Oshino despite having no known family. While commonly referred to as a girl, Ougi first claims to be a male in Suruga Devil in which they state they are a boy and always have been.

Ougi is the titular protagonist of four main arcs: Ougi Formula, Ougi Dark, Ougi Light, and Ougi Fright, and of two minor arcs: Ougi Travel and Ougi Reflect.

Personality

Ougi often comes off as very mysterious. They're rarely ever not smiling and always talk in somewhat a condescending tone.

Especially upon first meeting him, Ougi seems to take an obsessive interest in helping Koyomi Araragi, much to his friends' suspicion. Araragi claims that Ougi somehow causes him to blurt out things without hesitation. He's also commented on them knowing things he never told them.

Ougi claims to have a job of "punishing liars", and the execution of the claim implies it is connected to oddites.

As a "conventional monster," Ougi is an entity which exists solely on lying about its identity. Because they sprung from the subconscious guilt of Koyomi Araragi, their personality is designed to "punish" him with criticism, condescension, and various personal attacks. Ougi Oshino has a particular desire to maintain the illusion that they is the apparition-killing "Darkness," which lends credence to their claim that they "punish liars." Up until the conclusion of "Ougi Dark," their motivation is to sabotage and destroy the hypocritical aspects of Koyomi Araragi's personality, allowing his existence to become more "right."

Background

Ougi claims to be Meme's niece, but Deishuu Kaiki has dismissed the idea, claiming Oshino has no known family. They seem to have superior skill in riding bicycles.

Ougi Oshino was born of Koyomi Araragi's self-doubt following his introduction to Kiss-Shot. Through his various incidents facing apparitions and making new friends, Araragi had always been dishonest with his true feelings, and had secretly desired negative consequences for his actions to "set the universe right." These feelings gave birth to an apparition that would punish Araragi, and would eventually claim to be Ougi Oshino.

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