Full Name: Unknown
Alias: Eight Feet Tall, Hachishakusama, Hasshakusama
Origin: Japanese Urban Legends
Occupation: Child Abductor
Goals: Unknown, possibly to feed on the living for all eternity
Crimes: Serial homicide, Kidnapping
Type of Villain: Demonic Kidnapper
Description: Eight Feet Tall (Hachishakusama, also informally called Hasshakusama) is a type of Japanese spirit (a Yokai) that takes the form of an impossibly tall female specter often said to have a deep, masculine voice in which she repeats the interjection "Po" [ぽ] repeatedly, and a habit of preying on children.
History: Eight Feet Tall can vary from a withered hag (akin to a Beldam) or an attractive woman, yet is always inhuman in terms of height. While her appearance varies between accounts, most eyewitnesses have stated that she dressed in a white summer dress and the wide-brimmed hat. Eight Feet Tall attacks children and does not bother with adult prey. This is said to be due to the fact children are still dependent on older family members, which Eight Feet Tall can mimic in order to lure her victims away. Eight Feet Tall appears to be very similar to numerous other Japanese demons in the fact she usually seen dressed in white with long black hair and is always female - this may have something to do with ancient Japanese folklore having female ghosts that often sought revenge on the living or grew malicious after death (called Onryo); this same legend inspired fictional monsters like Samara or the Grudge.
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