Byakko

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Byakko

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Character Data
Also known as: White Tiger of the West, Bai Hu
Japanese Name: ビャッコ
Romanised Name: Byakko
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Cryptid Data
Classification: Legendary Creature
Cultural Origin: Chinese
First Recorded Appearance: Unknown
Animal Based On: White Tiger
Read More: White Tiger of the West
Conservation Status: Uma label.png
Byakko Nexon Game

Byakko is a goddess Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Byakko has matching short grey strokes and white hair with two bunches on the sides of her head, she is heterochromia, her left eye is yellow and her right eye is blue. She owns a confident smile. She has a very small high stand collar attached to a tie, she wears a white shirt with full-length sleeves and gloves as the same color. On top of her shirt, she possess a sleeveless sweater and also wears a badge on the left side of her bust with the Japari Park icon on it.

She wears a very short circular skirt with pressed-in ridges. She wears matching grey and white gradient thigh-high socks with shoes as the same color. She holds two bracelets yellow and blue attached to her hair, around her legs and her arms, she also has a yellow bracelet on her tail and the ones around her wrists owns three claws that can represents those of a tiger.

Origins

The Chinese constellation White Tiger of The West

Byakko also called The White Tiger or Byakko in Japanese and Bai Hu in Chinese, is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. It is associated with the element metal and it represents the west and the autumn season.

It is also a symbol of force and army, and so many things entitled Byakko in ancient China are related to military affairs. In this capacity, Byakko was seen as a protector and defender, not just from mortal enemies, but also from evil spirits. Byako is believed to have divine power to ward off and punish evil, praise the good, and bring wealth and good match for marriage.

Trivia

  • In Chinese culture, the tiger is the king of the beasts and has been presented with a 王 (Wáng, king) on his forehead for centuries.
  • According to legend, the tiger's tail would turn white when it reached the age of 500 years. In this way, the white tiger became a kind of mythological creature.
  • Its seven mansions are the Legs, Bond, Stomach, Hairy Head, Net, Turtle Beak and Three Stars.

References

1. Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

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