I recently flagged this question for not being suitable for Anime and Manga Stack Exchange, however, with recent edits, this question does seem on-topic although I cannot really tell if it is.

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This was the original post. Based off the confusing wording, one would think that this was an identification request about an image they saw of an oni with a dragon wrapped around them. Based off the edits made by Aki Tanaka, this was not the intent of the post and was only off-topic due to bad/confusing wording.

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This is the post now. Although still closed, it seems generally on topic for Anime and Manga Stack Exchange, and does seem like it should be re-opened.

So, is the new post (edited) allowed and on-topic on Anime and Manga Stack Exchange? Or should it (and will it) remain closed?


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The rephrasing definitely helps this question to the point I would not consider it a Identification request anymore. However the question seems to pose several different questions, which would make it a fairly broad question which could probably best be split into 2 separate questions.

The questions as posed by the OP in the question:

  1. What is the name of this trope:

I'm trying to get a better grasp on oni symbolism and references, and "oni with a dragon wrapped around their torso" is something I can't find anything about.

  1. What is the meaning of a dragon wrapped around the torso / what does a oni with a dragon around it's waist symbolize?

I'm looking for what it means if an oni has a dragon wrapped around their torso

  1. What is the origin of oni with a dragon wrapped around them

Question title: What is the origin of oni with a dragon wrapped around them?

Looking at these questions my suggestion would be to combine 1 & 3 into a question:

  • What is the name of this trope, and where does it come from.

asking for trope origins and asking for trope names is generally considered on topic.

And a questions that's more focused on /

  • What does a dragon wrapped around the torso Symbolize

or given that the op is specifically looking for it's symbolism in combinations with demons (oni)

  • What does a dragon wrapped around the torso of an oni symbolize?

Which also is generally considered on topic

  • Yeah, thanks for claryfying that. You're right that the question is kind of asking multiple things at once (which I didn't notice, being an idiot) which should be separated into different questions. Still make a good point, +1 & accept. May 18, 2021 at 14:25
  • I just noticed that the question garnered 3 upvotes (OP rep 31) but the overall score of question is 0. Why? [cc @ᴅᴀɴɪᴇʟ] May 19, 2021 at 6:14
  • No clue. I don't (completely) understand how this site functions, only being here for about 51 days in UTC. May be a glitch, but I'm assuming 3 people who saw it as off-topic downvoted it. Then after it was edited to what seems on-topic, it gained 3 upvotes. May 19, 2021 at 11:07
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    @FumikageTokoyami ᴅᴀɴɪᴇʟッ is correct. The question currently has 3 upvotes and 3 downvotes. Once you have 1000 rep, you'll gain the privilege of being able to view a question's upvotes/downvotes. More information here: anime.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/established-user
    – W. Are
    May 19, 2021 at 14:06
  • @FumikageTokoyami the accounts been deleted. Clicking the link you gave will lead to nowhere :/ not sure when or why but that's that May 30, 2021 at 12:09
  • @ᴅᴀɴɪᴇʟ Thanks for the update. May 30, 2021 at 12:54

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