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Birds, especially corvids, also show up in numerous pivotal scenes of the second movie, as well. Director Mamoru Oshii seems to be using them as a visual motif for the schemes of criminal masterminds who try to put themselves above the common people with their manipulative games: E. There's a lovely example of this in the first ending for Death Note. Light is standing by water, surrounded by doves — except that his reflection is surrounded by crows instead.
A three-eyed crow demon is one of the first enemies that InuYasha and Kagome encounter and it sort of kicks off the series. Nii Jienyi of Saiyuki is sometimes associated with carrion crows as well as with rabbits when in his mad scientist guise. When in his guise as Ukoku Sanzothe crow imagery goes crazy.
Ukoku translates literally as "a single crow cried", after what was going on in the background when he killed his master. He wears an unusual dark-colored variation of the standard flowing white sanzo robes, and the sleeves often look like wings when he strikes from above. It attacks using blue flames. It has one leg instead of three, possibly signifying that "loyalty, truthfulness and devotion" Pamiątka - Putrid Evil / Sacrofuck / Execution Of Light - Putrid Graveyard Hordes replaced by the user's Yandere nature.
In Private Actressa very creepy Beta Bitch girl named Mai has trained a bunch of crows on her own. His Silver Crow Cloth represents the constellation Corvus, and has reputation of being able to control crows almost functioning like a part of himself.
Vampire Knight : A bunch of crows can be seen in the background in chapter 57 for ominous effect, when Zero is interrogating a vampire and then killing him. My Roommate is a Cat : Crows are a recurring antagonistic animal in the flash-backs to Haru's time as a stray cat. Some are responsible for the death of one of her Nostalgia - Francis Goya - Nostalgia / Nautilus. Child Ballad 26 " The Three Ravens " features three ravens discussing dinner.
They mention a dead knight, but his body is being protected by his hawk and his hounds, and his true love comes to bury him and die of grief. It has a much more cynical variant, " The Twa Corbies ", where the ravens instead discuss how the dead knight's hawk, hound, and lady have all deserted him, so they can eat his corpse.
Comic Books. Jonathan Crane of the Batman comics, better known as the supervillain Scarecrowis frequently seen and associated with corvids.
In various appearances he has a pet raven named Nightmare or a crow named Craw, and uses a flock of crows to attack Batman in Haunted Knight. On the other hand, in one version of his origin his Freudian Excuse involved his fanatically religious great-grandmother setting trained crows on him as a punishment.
A different villain named the Scarecrow, originally Menuetto & Trio I, II: Allegretto - ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen*, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertiment the Iron Man comics but later used as a Ghost Rider villain, is a contortionist turned Serial Killer who uses trained crows to Zerg Rush his victims.
In his first appearance during the Silver Age, the crows were stolen from another performer and used to aid in robberies. The Far Side : One panel featured the caption "Tools of the common crow" and depicted a crow standing next to some fresh roadkill, holding a spatula in its beak. Hugin the white raven from Death Vigil is by far the most powerful and feared of the Death Knights. It helps that he can shapeshift into a dinosaur in an Urban Fantasy. Fairy Tales. In " The Grateful Beasts ", doubles up with Clever Crows: Ferko, blinded and crippled by his brothersrests under what he thinks is a tree; it's a gallows.
Two crows talk on it, and he hears how he can cure himself. Thousand The Rope - Various - Doctor Deaths Volume III - Les Péchés De Lamant : A rare case where a creepy crow belongs to one of the heroes.
Sick, dying animals and scavengers are drawn to her. The leader of those animals is her pet crow Old Priest, an old carrion-eater crow. At the end of the fic it got transformed into the first Carrion Crow of Reigle, a creature about O L Y M P I C S - Various - Sound Proof 2 putrid and disgusting as it sounded, yet wise and clever.
It doesn't stop a lot of historical nations from using them as symbols, though. The Rainsverse features Chroma's "stormcrows", bird-shaped constructs of animate lightning magic used by the psychotic alicorn as scouts and sentries. She is normally painfully shy, but becomes badass when she Digivolves. Films — Animation. In Corpse Bridecrows appear to be one of the few types of animal who can visit the Land of the Dead while still alive. Both times Victor is pulled down to the Land of the Dead by Emily, they're surrounded by a flock of them.
Crows also live in Elder Gutknecht's tower — he uses their feathers and eggs for magical purposes. Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty has a pet raven named Diablo that appears to be the only thing she trusts or cares about. He's also her only competent henchman, apparently. In We're Back! A Dinosaur's Storycrows are seen gathering around Prof. Screweyes' Circus of Fear. When Screweyes is defeated, the crows gather around him and completely cover his body.
When they fly away, nothing is left of him except the screw from his eye, which a crow picks up before flying away. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.
Toad : After leaving the Halloween party and riding through a dark and ominous wood, Ichabod hears a crow, Pamiątka - Putrid Evil / Sacrofuck / Execution Of Light - Putrid Graveyard Hordes flies off cawing, "Beware! Films — Take Me Down - John Buddy Williams, Syl Dopson - Kaiso. In The Virgin Springas Ingeri and Karin enter the woods and approach the scary, ominous cabin of a creepy hermit, a raven appears and squawks.
The creepy hermit is strongly implied to be the god Odin, granting Ingeri's wish for Pamiątka - Putrid Evil / Sacrofuck / Execution Of Light - Putrid Graveyard Hordes curse on Karin, who is promptly raped and murdered.
James O'Barr's The Crowboth the film and the graphic novel version, has the bird as a kind of guide and familiar to the undead avenger protagonist. In the film version, if the crow dies the avenger becomes mortal again, but doesn't lose his other powers.
In Alfred Thought Control - Silent Scream - Carrion Screaming 's The Birdscrows in particular feature in a memorable sequence in which they slowly gather at a schoolhouse while the children sing an Ironic Nursery Tunethe main character not noticing what's going on until there are hundreds of them.
The eponymous bird in Roger Corman 's The Raven is an involuntarily shape-shifted wizard. Harry Potter In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanthe scene of Buckbeak's execution has crows all over the area being just as sinister as they can be. However, a less malevolent raven appears with a student at the end of the last filmsuggesting that wizards keep them as pets.
In Sherlock HolmesLord Blackwood, whose father notes at one point has been followed by death his entire life, is also followed by a rather sinister black bird. The Matrix Reloaded combines this with Disturbed Doves. While Neo and the Oracle are discussing free will and whether we understand our own choices, the Oracle is feeding the birds.
The Oracle says her goodbyes Like in the book, ravens and crows are generally an ill omen in The Lord of the Rings. The "crebain from Dunland" that Legolas sees near the Misty Mountains are servants of Saruman, reporting on the position of the Fellowship for him.
Gandalf : The Enemy has many spies In Lone Wolfit is mentioned that ravens are considered a bad omen in Sommerlund, and indeed whenever they show up in the books, it is in a quite negative light.
The fact that some are used by lieutenants of the Darklords as scouts, as seen in Book 1 with a Vordak, sure doesn't help things. In Book 4, the finding of a murder of crows feasting on corpses reveals the fate of the Redshirt Army preceding Abre A Roda - Hocnis / Imminent Attack / Puppets - Three Ways To Hell Wolf.
Rip Van Winkle is climbing around in the woods when he hears his name called, but all he sees is a single crow flying above the mountain. Then he meets a strange, silent man who turns out to be a ghost.
In Wildwood by Colin Meloy, Prue's brother is kidnapped by a murder of crows. According to Unfinished Tales the crebain only served Saruman, and not with malicious intentions. The benign wizard, Radagast the Brown had The Young - Dub Egg them to his service, unaware of his treachery.
By contrast, ravens in The Hobbit were trusted friends and allies of the Dwarves of Erebor, who used them as messengers. The Wheel of Time : The Dark One uses ravens as spies, and at one point early in the series a huge flock of them is shown patrolling a forest, swarming and completely stripping the flesh from anything that breaks from the cover of the trees.
Ravens are a symbol of the imperial family of the Seanchan, who are a particularly ruthless society of slave holders that serve as one of the principle antagonists of the series. The imperial family is ruthless not only to slaves but with each other, as they are constantly conspiring against each other and assassinating each other.
The association of ravens with evil is subverted with Mat Cauthon, a hero that is loosely based on Odin and acquires a ring with ravens on it late in the series. He also has a Blade on a Stick with an inscription referencing "Thought" and "Memory", the names of Odin's two ravens. In the 11th book he even becomes the Seanchan Prince of Ravens through marriage to the Seanchan Empress. Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series uses crows as a symbol of death and battle constantly.
People are quite accustomed to them appearing on a battlefield to feast on the dead. A bit too accustomed, when the Vord hide their Marionette Masters in a murder of crows. Dan Abnett 's Pamiątka - Putrid Evil / Sacrofuck / Execution Of Light - Putrid Graveyard Hordes and Ravenor Returned have the sheen birds, mechanical birds that were created to live in a city where the pollution would kill most unprotected wildlife.
They work for the Unkindness, controlled by heretics to perform assassinations almost like a force of nature, using their Pamiątka - Putrid Evil / Sacrofuck / Execution Of Light - Putrid Graveyard Hordes sharp-edged wings to strip victims down to their bloody bones. In The Dark Is Risingrooks a corvid relative are the agents of the Dark and appear at various points either as spies, harbingers of doom, actual receptacles of evil the attack on the church on Christmas comes to mindor simply to look ominous.
There is some confusion as to whether they are genuinely wicked or merely misled and controlled by the villains; most of the time they seem rather mindless, and never do they cause any outright harm, but Merriman later says that they "chose to aid the Dark" or words to that Pamiątka - Putrid Evil / Sacrofuck / Execution Of Light - Putrid Graveyard Hordesa choice they regretted when the Wild Hunt harried them to the ends of the earth.
In any event, after book two the rooks are never shown to cause any problems again, whether they were freed from Mind Control or simply learned their lessons and decided to stay neutral from then on.
Corvids in general, especially magpies and crows, are the resident Always Chaotic Evil species in the fantasy novel One For Sorrow, Two For Joyin which they are mostly portrayed as Pamiątka - Putrid Evil / Sacrofuck / Execution Of Light - Putrid Graveyard Hordes stupid, sadistic, or Ax-Crazy and kill smaller birds for fun.
In Stuck at the Wheelthe gang led by The Shadow is named the Crows and their calling card is a black crow feather. In Krabatthe boys are turned into ravens when they get lessons in dark magic. It is later revealed that while ravens in general are merely heralds of "bad luck," that particular Raven is an omen of the death of worlds. Crows are among the minions of the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wonderful Wizard of Ozand they also figure heavily in the Scarecrow's backstory - when he was unable to scare them, an old crow taught him about how important brains were.
In Divergentas Tris goes into a simulation designed to emulate her fears she is attacked by a large number of crows. These turn out to be representative of something else as Four points out that she isn't really afraid of crows. Crows are literally omnipresent in A Song of Ice and Fire. Broadly speaking the series has Clever Ravens and Creepy Crows, but there's some overlap: Ravens serve as messenger birds throughout Westeros, often delivering bad news.
This leads to the commonly-repeated expression, "dark wings, dark words". Crows, meanwhile, are used as a motif for death and the general toll of war, going as far as being the fourth book's title, A Feast for Crows.
The character most associated with crows his names, his birthmark, the Blackwood sigil and his rumored and revealed to be true skinchanging ability is Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers, who is a controversial character at his best, and ambiguously evil at his worst. Bandcamp Album of the Day May 17, Explore music. Stillborn in spring by Dave W. In autumn the two initial scumbags were joined by Bart on bass and soon 9 songs for the 1st demo were completed.
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