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|Alternate Names/Spellings||河童, かっぱ, Kawatarō, Kawako, River Child|
|Alignment||Chaotic Neutral, Neutral Evil, Chaotic Evil|
|Appearance||Dent-Headed Frog-Turtle Hybrid|
The Kappa is a creature with origins in Japanese mythology, legend and folklore.
Kappa are humanoid yōkai, about the size of a small child. They have slimy, reptilian skin, usually green in color, and a fishy odor. A kappa has frog-like feet and hands and a turtle-shaped beak and shell. However, kappa also have strange characteristics. Most famously, they have a dish-like spot on top of their head, full of vital fluid. If a kappa spills this, they shrivel up and die. Another strange thing is that the kappa's arms are connected inside their torso, so if one arm is pulled, the other one shrinks. Most peculiarly, the kappa has three anuses.