This week we revisit a character who makes for great Halloween costume inspo: Dr. Ho Fei—also known as “Arrival of God of Death” to his friends.
“Also, we all gave Ho Fei a nickname called “Arrival of God of Death.” Do you know why? Because all cases that he handles personally will make you want to sing this song: ‘It’s seriously troublesome.'”—said by the police captain to the new rookie in Demon’s Path
Dr. Ho Fei is a fascinating character from the show Demon’s Path (reviewed last week). There are shows where the battle between good and evil takes place between two people, the side of good versus the side of evil. But what I find much more interesting is when the battle between good and evil takes place within a single character, as is the case with Dr. Ho.
The series begins with Dr. Ho serving as the medical examiner for the police station. He is largely apathetic, and is interested only in the science of autopsy and dissecting corpses. When the team tries to get him involved in their unsanctioned efforts to fight crime and evil, he doesn’t want to get involved.
“Take it away if I can’t dissect it. Don’t bother me.”—Ho Fei
However, “curiosity killed the cat” might well be the motto of Dr. Ho Fei. After he witnesses the supernatural specialist reviving a corpse briefly so that the team can hear its last words, he develops a scientific alternative—a device that allows a living person to see what the deceased saw in their last moments. This device helps the team solve cases, but leads to Dr. Ho’s involvement in their trials and tribulations. Although I won’t spoil the end of the story, I will say that Dr. Ho is certainly a fascinating character who makes this series well worth watching!
If you want to dress up as Dr. Ho Fei this Halloween, here are some props you will need:
1. A cute notebook
2. A scalpel filled with dark energy to repel ghosts
3. Blue nitrile gloves, a staple of medical professionals everywhere. Even medical professionals who use science to communicate with the dead.
4. A body bag (to take naps in)
Review finished: July 9, 2019
Review posted: July 11, 2019
Revised and rerun: October 17, 2019
All images in this post are taken from Demon’s Path and are copyright of their respective owners.