: 阿呆 【あほう】
(adj-na, n.) fool; simpleton; idiot.

This Japanese insult is similar to baka but also a little different: it is closer to "mentally retarded" than to the "jerk" meaning often associated with baka.

As an example, "Ahō" is also the name of the mystic force found in the anime Photon. And it isn't a coincidence that the main character, Photon, who possesses great Ahō power and/or is impervious to it, seems indeed to be a little dim-witted. "Ahō" could then be taken to refer to "the power of stupidity".

See also: baka

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