Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Teke Teke

Teke Teke, a.k.a Tek Tek, Bata Bata, is a vengeful spirit who haunts railways and train tracks in the folklore of Japan.

Appearane: The upper torso of the corpse of a girl carrying a saw or scythe.

Lore: According to legend, Teke Teke was a young girl who was abused by her class mates. One day while waiting for the train her class mates played a horrible prank on her. The prank involved an insect. The girl became so frightened she fell on the train tracks and was struck and killed by the train. The accident severed her body in half. In death the spirit of the girl did not rest and was transformed into a vengeful spirit who attacks people, usually children. When she finds a victim she at first asks the victims where her lower torso is. If the person answers anything other than "Meishin Railway", and this includes screaming or even remaining silent, then she will in a split-second severe the victim in two. If the victim attempts to run away she will also sever them in two.

Powers: Teke Teke is a spirit and can seemingly appear and disappear at will. She is incredibly fast for being merely a torso and can sever a victim in the blink of an eye.

Defense: The only way to defend yourself against Teke Teke is to answer her question with "Meishin Railway". She will then ask how you know this information. You must respond with, "Kashima Reiko told me", or a similar phrase. Kashima Reiko is believed by locals to be her true name.

WARNING: According to lore, anyone who first learns of Teke Teke is in danger of encountering her within a month. So I would advise that if you are reading this blog entry that you may wish to avoid railways and train tracks for the next month or so.

Teke Teke

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