Tadatsuru Teori (手折 正弦, Teori Tadatsuru) is a dollmaster and rouge oddity specialist. Similar to Yozuru Kagenui, he specializes in immortal oddities. In particular, he specializes in dead oddities rather than living ones like Kagenui. As a stray specialist, Tadasturu is obsessed with oddities, viewing them as beautiful creatures and even sometimes captures them for himself. He and Kagenui also both share a curse that prevents either of them from touching the ground.
Tadatsuru is an adult male with pale skin, long, blue hair and a glowing aura around his body. He seems to commonly wear traditional white ropes of some sort.
Tadatsuru was also involved in Izuko Gaen's group in college that included Meme Oshino, Yozuru Kagenui, and Deishuu Kaiki known as the Occult Research Club. Due to their different conflicting interests in oddities, Tadatsuru and Kagenui supposedly didn't get along well. After the group created the tsukomugami shikigami Yotsugi Ononoki with a human corpse, she chose Kagenui over him as her master causing a bitter rivalry between the two. Kagenui and Tadatsuru both have a curse which prevents them from touching the ground for the rest of their lives as some sort of punishment for "not knowing their place."
Tadatsuru split ties with Gaen's network to become a stray specialist and follow his own affairs. It's revealed that he had died years ago, trying to become an immortal oddity the same way as Yotsugi by using his dead own corpse. He failed, with his human self dying and going to the afterlife, but is still able to control puppets of himself that are in the real world.
- Similar to Yotsugi and Kagenui whose names are related to "cosine," his name literally means "sine", while his surname means "to pick (flowers, twigs, etc)".
Characters of the Monogatari Series
|Araragi Family||Koyomi Araragi • Karen Araragi • Tsukihi Araragi • Araragi Matriarch|
|Heroines||Hitagi Senjougahara • Mayoi Hachikuji • Suruga Kanbaru • Nadeko Sengoku • Tsubasa Hanekawa/Black Hanekawa • Shinobu Oshino • Sodachi Oikura • Ougi Oshino|
|Oddity Specialists||Meme Oshino • Deishuu Kaiki • Yozuru Kagenui • Yotsugi Ononoki • Izuko Gaen • Tadatsuru Teori • Seishirou Shishirui|
|Hearsay Police Department||Zenka Suo • Nozomi Kizashima • Mitome Saizaki • Tsuzura Kouga|
|Vampire Hunters||Dramaturgy • Episode • Guillotine Cutter|
|Other Characters||Hitagi's Father • Hitagi's Mother • Tsunade • Mayoi's Father • Tooe Kanbaru • Suruga's Father • Suruga's Grandmother • Nadeko's Parents • Tsubasa's Parents • Mizudori • Rousokuzawa • Higasa • Rouka Numachi • Sasayabu • Komichi Tetsujou • Deathtopia Virtuoso Suicide-Master • Tropicalesque Home-A-Wave Dog-Strings|