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Orochi is a character in Tales of Symphonia and the older brother of Kuchinawa. Unlike his brother, Orochi is kind and supports Sheena Fujibayashi through her doubts and guilt. Contrasting Kuchinawa's red ninja suit, Orochi wears a blue suit.
Tales of Symphonia
When Orochi was young, his parents offered to help Sheena Fujibayashi get the Summon Spirit Volt into making a pact with her, but because of Volt's hatred for humans, he killed most of the escorts, including his parents. Ever since their parents' death, Orochi most likely raised Kuchinawa, but while his little brother secretly fostered a grudge against Sheena, Oroshi forgave Sheena for her failure.
Meeting with People of Sylvarant
Thirteen years after the incident with Volt, when Lloyd Irving and the party are taken to Mizuho, Orochi is the only member of the village that trusts them and Sheena's choice to reveal the village’s secret location. He later invites the party into the Chief's building, where he and the other head of the village, Tiga, agree that they will move to Sylvarant after the worlds separate. Orochi also helps the party to get back the Rheards at the Renegades base in Tethe'alla in order to rescue Colette Brunel.
Going Separate Ways
During Disc 2, Orochi meets Kuchinawa in the village, and is shocked to hear later that he plans to leave the village, as he in secret betrayed Mizuho to get revenge on Sheena. Depending on the player's choice, Orochi may or may not get to know this from Lloyd, but he still acts supporting to Sheena, telling her that Kuchinawa is wrong to still blame her for what happened thirteen years ago. He is the one who tells Lloyd to take Sheena to the Isle of Decision to face Kuchinawa. When the teens return, Orochi asks for Kuchinawa, but they tell him that he left. At the end of the story, after the credits, he tells Sheena he hopes for his younger brother's return.
One year after the reunion of the world, Orochi is helping the chief Sheena during a mission to stop an insane bomber from destroying a festival outside Meltokio. When he thinks that Sheena will take the bomb to a safe place and kill herself in the explosion, he offers himself to do it, as Sheena is the chief, and because he worries that she still feel guilt for what happened with Volt. After Sheena destroys the bomb with the help of Efreet, Orochi tells her that if it ever comes to sacrifice a life, he would do it for her. Thanking him, they both prepare to believe in a good future.
Sometime after the mission, Orochi comes into an argument with Zelos, who wants to take Sheena from her duties as a chief and follow him on a new journey. Zelos mocks him for a short time before Sheena interrupts and states that she will stay. It is later revealed by the King of Tethe'alla that Zelos had actually a good reason to run from his duties as a Chosen. Seeing Sheena heartbroken, he tells her to follow him, while he takes over her duties in her absence.
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Orochi has a small role in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, where he simply acts as a second-in-command for the Mizuho ninjas after Flanoir has been raided. He also appears briefly when the party visits Mizuho.
Appearance and Personality
Orochi, throughout the story, shows a kind and respectful personality, and like Lloyd, is able to see through one's faults and into the real person. He is also very supporting, which shows when he tells Sheena that the incident which killed his parents is forgiven, and that there are no reasons to hate her for it.
Kuchinawa - As the older brother, it is likely that Orochi raised Kuchinawa after their parents' death. Even after he might find out that Kuchinawa betrayed Mizuho, a crime that is punished with banishment, Orochi believes in him and hopes that Kuchinawa will return to the village one day.
Sheena Fujibayashi - Unlike his brother, who hates Sheena for her failures, Orochi has long ago forgiven her, understanding that she knows that she failed and has paid for it. Orochi fully supports Sheena and is ready to help her whenever she needs it, even going as far as declaring openly that he is willing to die in her place.
Zelos Wilder - Orochi is at first not impressed with Zelos's carefree attitude, especially because it often seems he is not adhering to the responsibilities of his high position as Chosen. However, when he, like Sheena, realizes that he does care for others, he seems to have gained more respect for him, and thus supports Sheena’s choice to follow him on his new journey.
- Orochi's name derives from the Japanese story, Yamata no Orochi, or Eight-Forked Serpent in English, in which orochi translates to serpent.