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A Jubokko (joo-BOH-koh; Jap. 樹木子 "Tree child") is a type of tree that has a symbiotic relationship with Kinoshimobes to help protect their natural habitat. It survives on human blood. The Kinoshimobe drags the victims to the Jubokko, and the Jubokko then extends root-like processes, twines them around the human body, and drags the body inside its lower trunk. Distinctive creaking noises are heard as a Jubokko goes through this process. The ground around a Jubokko is saturated with the blood from its food. Any humans that are absorbed by a Jubokko will have their face appear as knots in the bark. These faces always have a horrified expression and appear to be screaming, perhaps in a state of purgatory for their crimes against nature. Should a Kinoshimobe be absorbed by a Jubokko, the resulting knot will be animated, sentient, and able to move its eyes. Jubokko trees appear to absorb a Kinoshimobe in order to help protect it from imminent death. Humans, Grimms, and Wesen alike all get an unnerving feeling when in close proximity to a Jubokko.
- This tree is based off of the Jubokko from Japanese folklore regarding classes of supernatural monsters known as yōkai.
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