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Komachi (小町) is a Jorōgumo that appears in Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Online.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
She has black hair, light skin, six red eyes, a humanoid body with a spider abdomen extending from the base of her spine but no spider thorax. Also, in addition to her humanoid arms being covered in an exoskeleton, she has six fully dexterous "spider legs" attached to her upper back which she can hide beneath her clothing.
She has on a black kimono, red sandals, white socks, and two red flowers in her hair.
Personality[edit | edit source]
An old-fashioned kimono girl who came to Tokyo from a village in the mountains sent by her mother. she is quiet and shy, struggles to make friends her age.
Komachi do not know the existence of a smartphone but likes the old-fashioned game of playing with her ball. Her ball is made by braiding her own silk.
Skills and Traits[edit | edit source]
- Jorōgumo Physiology:
- Spider Silk: Similar to Arachne, Jorogumos can produce spider silk.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Zoological Classification[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Yokai
Jorōgumo (絡新婦 lit. "binding bride"?) are a demi-human species of "spider-woman" originating from Japanese mythology. According to folklore, the species are said to be spiders that can change their appearances into that of beautiful women due to gaining magical powers after turning 400 years old.
Depicted as being skilled at entrapping their prey, Jorōgumo possess many of the same traits as an Arachne; such as possessing six eyes, a light exoskeleton and the ability to produced webs, however, while an Arachne has the upper body of a human and the full lower body of a spider, a Jorōgumo possesses a fully humanoid body with a spider abdomen extending from the base of their spine but no spider thorax. Also, in addition to their humanoid arms being covered in an exoskeleton, they have six fully dexterous "spider legs" attached to their upper back which they can hide beneath their clothing should they choose.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Her name "Komachi" is also a word used to refer to a beautiful woman
- The Tsuchigumo are another type of Japanese shapeshifting spider-species, like the Jorogumo, but Tsuchigumo are considered to be more powerful, ambitious and politically minded. Additionally the Jorogumo are thematically based on Golden silk orb-weavers, whilst the Tsuchigumo are based on Purseweb spiders.