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Misdreavus (Pokémon)

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Misdreavus' nocturnal habits of wailing to frighten people and its similarity in appearance to a disembodied head are shared by various mythological creatures. One of these is the {{wp|Rokurokubi#Rokurokubi whose heads come off (nukekubi)|nukekubi}}, which shares the similarities of nocturnal habits, flying about as a decapitated head, and wailing to increase its victims' fright. Another possible origin is the {{wp|banshee}}, a female spirit from Gaelic{{wp|Irish folklore who wasmythology}}, known for its unearthly wailing and screaming.
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