| "How Small."|
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|Romanized Name:||Amano Teruko|
|First Appearance:||Chapter 262(Manga)|
Amano Teruko(天野・輝子) is a fictional character in the manga series of Shaman King. She has the ability to kill people with a curse.
She has light gray hair in which she wears a headband with a pair of lit tapers. She wears white robes and always carries straw dolls, nails and stakes.
Abilities and PowersEdit
Amano Teruko is a shaman. She uses these abilities to kill people within 2.00 minutes, giving her the nickname "2 O'Clock-Curse Master Amano Teruko". Her curse works by using hair from a person that is added to a straw-doll and then by putting a nail through it with a wooden hammer she can kill anyone with her Ushi no Koku Mairer. Her ritual must however not be seen by anyone else than her, or it will have no effect.
Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit
When a fleet of ships attack the island where the Shaman Fights were being held, Teruko was with Hans Reiheit, hired by Oyamada Mansumi and told that if the ship that all three were on survived they would each recieve 1 Billion Yen as payment.
After Asakura Hao targeted the ship during the battle, Reiheit took his aim at Hao and fired his Archangel Azazel, but Hao simply crushed the Over Soul and Reiheit was killed by the strain. Teruko, having survived the attack together with the ship, prepared her straw doll and while lamenting the restrictions of her curse, decided to kill Hao first. However she was killed by Hao who had reflected her curse back at her.
Invading the PlantsEdit
Teruko awoke on the beach next to Reiheit and dressed only in his coat. He told her that he had removed her soaked cloth to let them dry and explained that everyone who had been killed during the attack had been revived and was now going home.
After expressing her concerns about the money and crying that she could never marry now someone had seen her naked against her will, Reiheit suddenly proposed to her. Yelling that he was making fun of her, Reiheit only asked if he was not good enough. She was last seen leaning happily against his chest on the beach.
Amano Teruko is a manga only character.
- Teruko's ability is based on a dark ritual called Ushi no Koku Mairi (丑の刻参り, "Shrine visit at the Ox Hour"), which must be performed on a Shinto shrine's grounds during the Ox Hour (between 1:00 and 3:00 AM), wearing a white kimono and a trivet with burning tapers on one's head, and driving a 15 cm nail into a straw doll containing a small piece of the victim's body, while holding it against the shrine's sacred tree. The ritual must be performed night after night, and if anyone witnesses it the curse will rebound against the caster.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Shaman King Manga - Chapter 263; Page 07
- ↑ Shaman King Manga - Chapter 270
- ↑ Shaman King Manga - Chapter 286; Page 11