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Source: Bestiary 3 (2E), pg(s). 156

Kuchisake-onna,1 also known as slit-mouthed women, are aberrations formed from the collective malice of people who mutilate women or are obsessive about their appearance. Despite their name, kuchisake-onna can appear in the form of any gender or appearance.2


Kuchisake-onna resemble tall and unsettlingly graceful humanoids. A mask covers a kuchisake-onna's mouth, which is a scarred slit spanning its face cut into a permanent grin of needle-sharp teeth. They wield concentrated emnity that takes the temporary physical form of a separated pair of silver scissor blades.2


When encountering a mortal, a kuchisake-onna asks, "Am I pretty?" This question can bring the mortal being to a halt and potentially paralyze them while awaiting an answer. If the mortal says the kuchisake-onna is pretty, it removes its mask and asks the mortal, "Even now?" If the mortal agrees again, the kuchisake-onna pledges to cut the mortal's mouth to make them resemble it.2

If the mortal disagrees with either question, the kuchisake-onna attempts to kill the mortal with its scissor blades, which it wields with the skill and fury of an experienced swordmaster. An unclear answer can distract the kuchisake-onna.2

Kuchisake-onna compulsively count large groups of small, discrete objects scattered in front of them, such as candies or grains of rice.2


  1. The singular and plural forms are the same.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary 3, 156. Paizo Inc., 2021