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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Japanese Ghost: The Man in the Girl's Bathroom
     
         
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Could this be the story that helped create the Janitor character?

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Red Cloak (Aka Manto), also known as Red Mantle, Red Vest or Red Cape, is a Japanese ghost who haunts the girls’ bathroom. He appears, wearing a red cloak and a white mask and is said to be so charming that girls are unable to resist him. Red Cloak hides in the last stall of the girls’ toilet and when you enter, he steps out and asks “Which do you prefer, Red Cloak or Blue Cloak?” If you say Red, he slits your throat or chops off your head and the blood flows down your back, making it look like you’re wearing a red cloak. If you say Blue, he grabs you by the neck and chokes you until your face turns blue and you die of suffocation. Don’t even think about asking for a third color. If you do, the floor will open up beneath you and pale white hands will reach up and drag you down to hell. One school ghost story tells of a young girl who heard a voice coming from the toilet next to her saying “Shall we put on the red vest?” She got scared and ran away with her jeans around her ankles. She told her teacher what she had heard and the police were called. A police woman went into the bathroom while her male partner waited outside. She heard the same voice asking “Shall we put on the red vest?” The police man, listening at the door, heard her answer “OK. Put it on!” Suddenly a loud scream was heard, followed by a thump. When the partner opened the bathroom door, he found the police woman lying dead on the floor. Her head had been cut off and the blood on her clothes made it look like she was wearing a red vest. In Japanese, this murderous ghost is known variously as “Aka manto”, “Ao manto” or “Aka hanten, Ao hanten”. Some people say that, years ago, Red Cloak was a young man who was so handsome that every girl immediately fell in love with him. He was so awesomely beautiful that girls would faint whenever he looked at them. His beauty was so overwhelming that he had to hide his face behind a white mask. At some point, he kidnapped a beautiful young girl and she was never seen again. In another version of the story, he is called “Red Mantle” or “Red Cape”. He lurks in the toilets and asks you if you want a red cape. If you say yes, he rips off your top and tears the skin off your back. In yet another version of the legend, he is called “Red Paper, Blue Paper” (Akai Kami, Aoi kami). Girls who go into the bathroom, hear a voice coming from the last stall. It asks “Do you want red paper or blue paper?” To answer red means a bloody death by being skinned alive. To answer blue means to have all the blood drained out of the body. Still more versions involve a bloody hand emerging from the toilet and trying to pull you in, blood raining down from the ceiling, being drowned in blood and having disembodied white hands grabbing you and choking you to death. In the funniest version, if you answer “Yellow” he will force your head down the toilet and make you smell pee. Yuck!


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Well these horror stories definitely explain why there is so much scary stuff happening in the bathrooms throughout the series, probably based off these tales. Not really sure how it would apply to the janitor specifically though, as I believe he [spoiler]rapes her[/spoiler] and does not decapitate her/drain her blood/choke her but cool find nonetheless.

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Just Passing Through
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The skin ripping sounds more like pyramid head to me

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I think it's just a coincidence, as there's no real similarity. For what it's worth, there's LOADS of Japanese horror stories about bathrooms, since toilets are mythologically considered doorways to other worlds.

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>as I believe he . . .
Colin sexually abused her, certainly. I don't believe there's evidence he . . .

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Subway Guard
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Gans specifically stated that the idea for the janitor came from a corpse seen hanging in a bathroom stall in the first game.


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Just Passing Through
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Great, I need the loo and now I don't want to go! LOL Creepy! I think that these sorts of stories, if not directly influencing, must play a subconscious part in design and story. As someone else said, there's a lot of creepy stuff in all the SH games located in the toilets. SH2 even starts in one! LOL

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Subway Guard
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In the funniest version, if you answer “Yellow” he will force your head down the toilet and make you smell pee. Yuck!


Well at least in that version you live :lol:

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Agent of God wrote:
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In the funniest version, if you answer “Yellow” he will force your head down the toilet and make you smell pee. Yuck!

Makes me wonder what would happen if someone answers "brown". :shock: Actually, I don't think I want to know. :shock:


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Just Passing Through
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Alessa must have done some Grey [spoiler]to Colin. Raped[/spoiler] the wrong girl.


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Just Passing Through
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Actually, this story might be the inspiration for the alternate women's restroom in Silent Hill 3.

[spoiler] the one where it looks like someone exploded on the toilet[/spoiler]

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Mr. Domino wrote:
Actually, this story might be the inspiration for the alternate women's restroom in Silent Hill 3.

[spoiler] the one where it looks like someone exploded on the toilet[/spoiler]


thats what i was thinking as i read the little excerpt

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