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In 2002, after a hiatus of about four years, the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games were started back up for Windows-based [=PCs=], and the series is now being produced by a doujin circle known as Team Shanghai Alice, of which ZUN is the lone member. Team Shanghai Alice has also collaborated with Tasogare Frontier to develop the four {{Fighting Game}}s based on the ''Touhou'' universe. Games and other media made by or in part by Team Shanghai Alice are considered by most fans to be the main canon of the series.

This page is for ''Touhou'' characters who debuted in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', ''Imperishable Night'', and ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. To see the characters who debuted in the PC-98 games, see Characters/TouhouPC98. For the rest of the Windows characters, see Characters/TouhouWindowsTwo and Characters/TouhouWindowsThree. For characters from related works such as short stories and manga, see Characters/TouhouOtherOfficialWorks.

Wherever possible, character images come from portraits [[LetsSeeYouDoBetter not drawn by ZUN]] used in official games and print works. Images of characters without quality official portraits are labeled "''[--(fanart)--]''".

Please remember to only use examples that are either [[WordOfGod canon]] or have undergone mass MemeticMutation so that the page doesn't become overcrowded with tropes that only occur in one person/circle's works.

'''CONTAINS SPOILERS'''

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[[AC:Concerning the romanization of names]]

There are two principal methods for transcribing Japanese names into Latin letters: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepburn_romanization Hepburn System]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunrei-shiki_romanization Kunrei-shiki System]]. In general, [[WordOfGod ZUN]] favored the Hepburn System before ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', but changed to the Kunrei-shiki System afterward. This page uses the Hepburn format for the sake of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS argument]], as it is the most widely recognized and makes the pronunciation obvious to English speakers.

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!Debuted in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''

[[folder:Rumia]]
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::''Youkai of Darkness''
::'''Rumia'''

-->''"Is that so~?"''

A darkness youkai and stage 1 boss. She wears a ribbon that's actually a magic amulet that she can't touch, leading to many fan theories as to what it does. Rumia has the distinction of being the first boss in the series to fight using the modern spell card rules.

!!!Tropes associated with Rumia:

* BiblicalMotifs: To appear more menacing and badass, she has her arms fully extended to their sides at all times, imitating a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic "the saint was crucified"]] pose when attacking someone.
** BirdRun: However, it ends up making her look more childish instead.
* CatchPhrase: "Is that so~"
* CastingAShadow: As implied by her title.
* CheerfulChild: Sometimes shown this way if the artist decides to ignore her creepy tendencies.
* CreepyChild[=/=]EnfantTerrible: Especially cheerful when talking about eating people or crucifixion, and would be a horrible man-eater if she wasn't so incompetent at hunting.
* TheDitz: Likely the stupidest character in canon - she can't eat anyone because she blinds herself instead of the target ''every single time''. Fanon manages to make it even worse.
* DumbBlonde
* {{Leitmotif}}: Officially it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd8IHH4Tz20 "Apparitions Stalk the Night"]] but she is also heavily associated with [=EoSD=]'s stage 1 theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYvvKyYIc5s "A Soul as Red as a Ground Cherry"]].
* MundaneUtility: Her personal bubble of darkness occassionally gets used by other youkai and fairies that hate direct sunlight and/or the heat it brings as a shelter on hot days.
* PerpetualSmiler
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Or just lie down next to a tree and wait for the 'thunk' indicating that she has knocked herself out for you.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: She usually surrounds herself in a bubble of darkness that ''even she cannot see through'', causing her to spend most of her time [[WatchOutForThatTree crashing into trees]].
* SealedEvilInACan: A widely accepted EpilepticTree states that the amulet tied in her hair (which she cannot touch) is a magical RestrainingBolt holding back the ultra-powerful [[SuperPoweredEvilSide "EX-Rumia"]]. This started a minor trend, with [[MemeticBadass EX versions]] of nearly every low-level boss being created.
* ToServeMan: At least in theory. There is no actual evidence for this, and could easily be simply bluster. The expanded universe states she's too ''moronic'' to be able to catch any human.

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[[folder:Daiyousei]]
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::'''Daiyousei/Greater Fairy'''

A fairy who lives at the same lake as Cirno and is the midboss of her stage. She doesn't have an official name, so fans call her Daiyousei, or "Greater Fairy", even though that's also a generic term for any of the game's stronger fairies. She was probably intended to just be a nameless EliteMook, but in {{Fanon}}, she's generally considered to be Cirno's close friend.

!!!Tropes associated with Daiyousei:

* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: Occasionally depicted as the older sister/friend to Cirno. Her personality can range from being very protective to obsessively in love with Cirno, even up to (PlayedForLaughs) {{Yandere}} levels. This also derives the inversion of this trope with "Cirno-nee", in which Cirno is taller, bustier, and older than Daiyousei.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Cirno. She is depicted as the observant and level-headed member of Team 9.
* DCupDistress: As an extension of her name and possibly to emphasise her relative maturity, many fanworks depict Dai as the most "developed" of the fairy characters [[DependingOnTheArtist (how much so varies)]], often getting self-conscious about it if it's brought up. This depiction is often called [[BiggerIsBetter DAI]]yousei by fans.
* [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Girly Girl]]: To Cirno's tomboy.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Sometimes depicted as such (relative to the other fairies at least), based on being a "Big Fairy".
* {{Leitmotif}}: Not officially, but she is often pictured with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWv1yRDCN18 "Lunate Elf,"]] the stage 2 theme.
* NatureSpirit
* NoNameGiven
** FanNickname: For note, "Daiyousei" is the name fans give her, sometimes shortened to just "Dai" or "Dai-chan".
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Fairy]]: Fanon portrays her having more common sense than most fairies. Some even portray her as smarter than some humans.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: As with all fairies.
* ShrinkingViolet: Her depiction in ''Manga/StrangeAndBrightNatureDeity'' has her act like this, especially around Reimu.
* WingedHumanoid

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[[folder:Cirno]]
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::''Ice Fairy of the Lake''
::'''Cirno'''

-->''"When it comes to me, I am the strongest!"''

An ice fairy who lives at the lake surrounding the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Her favorite hobby is freezing frogs and watching them thaw. Surprisingly, Cirno is one of the few characters that realizes what's going on during ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', even though she mistakes it for a festival. Is best known for both an infamous MemeticMutation detailed below and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY_e-WoVIqU Icicle Fall -Easy-]], a spell card that can be completely dodged by placing yourself directly in front of Cirno.

!!!Tropes associated with Cirno:
* BadassBoast:
** Even back then in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', she tried to do this with "I'll cryo-freeze you together with some English beef!".
** "I'm the strongest!" in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', adopted by fans as her CatchPhrase.
** She also gets about one for each of the six paths in ''Fairy Wars'', each one quite silly:
*** "I'm Cirno! The freezer of crybabies!"
*** "I'm not scared of youkai or gods! I'll show you what "Recklessness is courage" is all about!"
*** "I'm Cirno! The eternal omiwatari!"
*** "I'm an ice fairy who can pound a nail in with a banana! And this unstoppable fairy's gonna win fair and square!"
*** "Nah, I'm fine going solo. I'm strong enough on my ownsome! Breaking three arrows at once should be faster than breaking them one by one!"
*** "I've been going easy on you 'til now, but now I'm gonna get serious! On a night of spring when the cold returns, it's time for you to run out of sake and freeze to death!"
* BerserkButton: "The one who says "[[{{Baka}} idiot]]" is the idiot!"
* BigOlEyebrows: Her art in ''Fairy Wars'' has very noticeable eyebrows.
* BloodKnight: Cirno's dialogue in ''Great Fairy Wars'' seems to imply so.
* {{BFS}}: In ''Hisoutensoku'', she pulls out a large sword made of ice for some of her attacks. The fan-variant Advent Cirno, parodying Cloud's First Tsurugi sword in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' (and some of his costume), wields a large suika bar sword, a popsicle stick one, two wafer swords and two chocolate bar ones.
* BoisterousWeakling: Declares herself to be [[WorldsStrongestMan the strongest fairy]]. While definitely true (Eiki even notes that a fairy with her level of power is dangerous), she is still severely outmatched by any of the main characters, and confrontations rarely end well for her.
* BreakoutCharacter: The main character of ''Fairy Wars'' and is on the cover for a second time - a first for anyone who is not Reimu.
* ButtMonkey: Cirno's [[SmallNameBigEgo cocky attitude]] combined with her [[SuperWeight relatively weak powers]] and [[TheDitz childish incompetence]] means she often ends up in humiliating situations. Even ZUN himself is not immune, as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:PoFV_Layout.jpg a page in the manual]] for ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' has a screenshot from the game with the different user interface elements labeled with a number, with Cirno, shown as the rival player, labeled ⑨. In the legend below the image it said:
-->1. Player
-->2. Score
-->3. Health
-->...
-->9. [[{{Baka}} Moron]]
* DavidVersusGoliath: Pretty much any time she's playable and fighting something that isn't another fairy.
** Reaches the logical extreme when she takes on [[spoiler:Marisa again]] in Fairy Wars and ''wins''. Granted [[spoiler:Marisa]] was going easy on Cirno, but scoring a victory against the one who prides herself as [[spoiler:"the second strongest in Gensokyo"]] is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome by itself.
* DayInTheLimelight: Main character and only playable character of ''Fairy Wars'', much to the fandom's surprise.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Although she does have a few moves that would qualify as single-hit nukes, Cirno's (possibly) greatest strength in the fighting games is being able to dish out tiny bits of damage really fast, since her moveset is full of techniques that hit lots of times.
* TheDitz: Very immature and childish in mentality, though {{Flanderization}} turns her into a complete idiot. Said Flanderization is based on a spell card having an obvious blind spot on Easy, but on harder difficulties, you find that the spell card in question is NotSoHarmless, usually when trying to exploit that blind spot only to [[OhCrap get a bunch of bullets in your face]].
* ElementalPowers: Aside from the ice powers, there are fan-made {{palette swap}}ped versions of Cirno [[http://www.safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=575828 for almost every element,]] with Achi Cirno (fire) being the first and most popular counterpart.
* EpicFail: On Easy, her Icicle Fall spellcard has a blindspot, and it's ''in front of her at point blank''. Even preceding bosses Rumia and Daiyousei don't bear this same degree of stupidity. And while safespots in spellcards are hardly unheard of (it happens even with high-level bosses, including the [[PersonOfMassDestruction very much not weak]] Flandre Scarlet) Cirno's is by far the most obvious and glaring one.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The descriptions of her attacks in ''Hisoutensoku''.
-->'''''Ice Kick:''' Goes in for a flying spin kick while generating ice all around. There's actually no need for the spinkick, but [[RuleOfCool she thinks it's cool]].''
-->'''''Cold Body "Super Ice Kick":''' A spinning kick from the heavens. The longer this attack hits, the more powerful it is, but Cirno gets dizzy after a while. There's really just no reason for her to be spinning...''
* FailedASpotCheck: In ''[=SaBND=]'', when playing hide and seek with Daiyousei, she fails to notice the Three Fairies behind her, even though they weren't trying to hide themselves. Made worse when it takes Cirno several seconds to realize someone is talking to her.
* FragileSpeedster: In the fighting games. She's fast, small (meaning hard to hit) and good in the air, but her projectiles are easily destroyed.
* TheFogOfAges: Like all fairies, she has difficulty remembering what happened a day earlier, let alone years; her FromASingleCell ResurrectiveImmortality makes it hard to form coherent memories (her literacy is another thing making her an extreme rarity among her race). She can barely remember the events of ''Phantasmagoria Of Flower View'', and can't recall the specifics even when reminded multiple times. Which is fine by her - not that she minds as long as she gets to do what she does every single day - play, fly, and challenge others to see if she'll win.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. About 1/3rd of the frogs she freezes winds up shattering. Interestingly, [[RealityIsUnrealistic some frogs can survive being frozen and thawed with no ill effects]]. It's implied that the ones that shatter are unfortunate victims of Cirno being a klutz with the ice.
* AnIcePerson: An Ice Fairy.
* {{Immortality}}: The resurrective kind, a stated property of all fairies - they tend to be fragile and short-lived, but respawn immediately on death. Not used much with the other fairy characters, but for fans it goes very nicely with Cirno's tendency to recklessly get in over her head.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Fairy]]: Cirno appears to die every time she gets hit in ''Fairy Wars'' and lets her resurrective immortality take over, unfazed. You only get a Game Over when her motivation to continue bottoms out.
* JapanesePronouns: Cirno is infamous for her use of the rough-sounding/childish pronoun "Atai".
* LargeHam: Cirno in general, but most noticeable in ''Fairy Wars''.
-->'''Cirno:''' This atmosphere... it smells of WAR!
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIZ12EQ2SFg "Beloved Tomboyish Girl"]]
* MoreDakka: For some reason, her perspective ends up creating ''more'' bullets than there are normally [[WordOfGod because that's how she sees them]]. Compare ''Fairy Wars'' to the other games and you'll realize that ''Fairy Wars'' is possibly the hardest game in the entire franchise. And when you decide to get the gold medal for Spell Cards (which involves you not freezing any bullets whatsoever), that may be [[NintendoHard ZUN's idea of a joke]].
* NatureSpirit
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: While the BonusBoss tried to shrug off her defeat at the end of ''Fairy Wars'', pointing out that she was holding back a bit, even she has to admit that Cirno is quite a bit more powerful than she expected.
-->(Regardless, even fairies aren't to be trifled with...)
-->(Even if I had pulled out my most powerful lasers, she could've been trouble...)
** As a playable character in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' and ''Hisoutensoku'' it should be noted that technically she can defeat EX level bosses. She is still considered weak in canon.
** Marisa in ''The Grimoire of Marisa'' is impressed with Cirno's ''Perfect Freeze'' card and how truly unpredictable it is.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: She's the strongest of all fairies. Normal fairies are [[RedShirt low-level cannon fodder mooks]].
* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Somewhere between ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' and ''Fairy Wars'', Cirno realized that she could freeze not just her own bullets, but her ''opponent's'' as well, literally [[IncrediblyLamePun stopping them cold]]. This is especially notable because this lets her stop bullets without needing Bombs, an invaluable skill that very few characters in the series boast.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Cirno is by far the strongest known fairy, and it's made clear in ''Hisoutensoku'' that she's also one of the shortest characters in the series, being smaller than both Remilia, who is about a head shorter than pretty much everyone else, and Suika by a few pixels. In ''Fairy Wars'', her sprite is absolutely minuscule, especially when put up in comparison to the other characters. Whether or not her [[TheNapoleon small stature contributes]] to her TedBaxter attitude is unknown.
* PowerIncontinence: She constantly cools the air around her, and anyone touching her could get frostbite. Naturally, it is common for fans to depict [[MundaneUtility other characters using her]] to invent air conditioning.
* RecurringBoss: Originally the stage 2 Boss of ''The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', Cirno reappears as the stage 1 mid-boss of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', and again as the stage 1 mid-boss of ''Double Dealing Character''.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: Ironically enough, to Daiyousei. Cirno is arguably [[SmallNameBigEgo the most annoying fairy you will ever hear]], while her friend is the quiet, reserved person.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: As a fairy, she's an embodiment of nature and won't stay dead. Manifests in her game, ''Fairy Wars'', as having a "Motivation Meter" instead of lives. She keeps dying until she becomes demotivated and gives up.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Aside from [[BoisterousWeakling constantly boasting about her strength]], in many fanworks she's a self-professed genius as well. Again, this has some basis in fact, as she is one of the few low-level youkai that can read, but Cirno's self-assessments are still woefully inaccurate.
* {{Tomboy}}: She contrasts Daiyousei's shy girly-girl personality by being an outgoing BoisterousWeakling.
* TookALevelInBadass: Had a pretty big helping of it in ''Fairy Wars'', where she can 1) freeze the ''enemy's'' bullets, 2) use the now-harmless bullets as shields, and 3) abuse her ResurrectiveImmortality to keep on fighting; many beings in Gensokyo have showcased similar abilities, but never all three at once like Cirno can. She's also been warned by the Yama that she's already pushing the power limits meant for fairies.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Often depicted with various frozen foods in fanart. Most commonly suika bars[[note]]a frozen watermelon slice on a popsicle stick[[/note]], but popsicles and ice cream have also been seen. [[ItMakesSenseInContext There's a reason why]] "Advent Cirno" wields a suika bar, anyway.
* WingedHumanoid: ''Ice crystal'' wings. In fact, ''Seraph''-style ice crystal wings. Popular {{fanon}} states that if Cirno were to increase in power, her wings would get bigger.
* WithCatlikeTread: When she is playing hide and seek, she spends most of it loudly yelling about how sneaky she is. It even takes her a few seconds to realize that the Three Fairies are talking to her.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

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[[folder:Hong Meiling]]
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::''Colorful Rainbow Gatekeeper''
::'''Hong Meiling'''

-->''"You're not allowed past this point!"''

Head gate guard and gardener for the Scarlet Devil Mansion and stage 3 boss, a Chinese master of martial arts and physical combat. Possesses perhaps the most well-known FanNickname in the series, "China", which came about because fans weren't sure how to pronounce her name.[[note]]The characters 紅美鈴 can be read in Chinese as "Hong Meiling", or in Japanese as "Kurenai Misuzu".[[/note]] Note that Hong is her family name while Meiling is her given name. Unlike the Japanese names, this usually isn't reversed in translation to English, possibly to preserve an element of foreignness.

!!!Tropes associated with Hong Meiling:

* AccidentalMisnaming: In fanworks people tend to have a hard time remembering her name, or just call her China. Became an AscendedMeme in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', where one of her victory phrases asks the loser to remember her name.
* AnimeChineseGirl
* {{Badass}}: There's a trend of fan works that have Meiling being far stronger than she seems, but for whatever reason holds back usually. This version is usually referred to as [[FanNickname EX-Meiling]] and sometimes has some [[LittleBitBeastly dragon traits]].
** BadassNormal: One of the prevailing theories is that she's a strong ''fighter'', but not so good with magic and [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards therefore horribly outclassed in spell card duels]].
* BareFistedMonk: A very capable martial artist, able to turn away all manner of intruders with her bare hands, at least until Reimu and Marisa came along.
* BoobsOfSteel: Canonically, she has large breasts, and there is evidence to suggest she is among the physically strongest characters in the series despite her sub-par magic. Despite this, [[IronButtMonkey usually attacked by Sakuya]].
* ButtMonkey: Often shown in fanon being abused by Sakuya, and less often other members of the Mansion, despite later canon portraying Sakuya being stern with Meiling, but otherwise perfectly reasonable, including very considerate treatment when she thinks Meiling may be hurt. For that matter, Remilia herself apparently lends Meiling manga, although Patchouli's still derisive of her (but given that Patchouli is canonically a DeadpanSnarker who's derisive of ''Sakuya'' as well, that probably isn't saying much). It's too little ''way'' too late to change the course of fandom, though.
** Canon also holds that Meiling is actually quite good at keeping the riffraff out of the Scarlet Devil Mansion...except for Marisa, who ''nobody'' can keep out.
* CaptainEthnic: Even her subtitle in ''[=EoSD=]'' is simply "Chinese Girl". This added to her initial recognition and popularity, since, for a while, her only claim to fame was that she was Chinese. [[JustifiedTrope Hence her]] [[MemeticMutation memetically famous]] FanNickname, "China".
* CloseRangeCombatant: In the fighting games. While she does have ranged attacks, their power and/or range are terrible compared to the rest of the cast.
* CoolBigSis: When she's not portrayed as a ButtMonkey, she's almost universally this to either Cirno and her friends, Flandre or even young Sakuya. Sometimes, she's this even while being portrayed as a ButtMonkey.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: Her ''Colorful Windchime'' and ''Extreme Color Typhoon'' spell cards from the fighting games.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her main schtick, aside from being Chinese, is her rainbow-colored bullet patterns. Everything she attacks with is full of colors, even in the fighting games.
* FlashStep: In ''Hisoutensoku'', it takes the form of ''Brilliance: "Rainbow Brilliance Palm"''. Given, it's not as fast as many other flash steps out there, since you can still see it. It is, however, fast enough to put her almost instantly behind the opponent after running them through with [[TouchOfDeath a heavily-chi-infused palm strike]], followed by a DelayedExplosion of rainbow colored lights.
* FlunkyBoss: In [=EoSD=].
* GateGuardian: She guards the gate of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Fandom has flanderized her as spectacularly inept at her job, often sleeping all day long and punished for it by [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]], when in canon she's actually quite good at her job; she just can't keep Marisa out, but to be fair ''nobody'' can.
* HeavySleeper: In official works she only takes a nap in the afternoon, but she's very often portrayed as this in fanon. The fanon perception of Meiling as being incredibly lazy evolved, [[ValuesDissonance in a slightly convoluted way]], from her CaptainEthnic nature. In Japan, even more so than in America, China has a reputation for producing low-quality merchandise. This led to jokes that Meiling (who at first was largely defined in fandom by being Chinese) was another unreliable Chinese product. This in turn led to the idea that what made Meiling unreliable was that she was always sleeping on the job.
* JokeCharacter:
** Meiling was added into ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' in an official patch. She didn't get a Story Mode route, and it is almost certainly agreed that she is the worst character in the game, due to her terrible bullet spread. She was very good at irritating people though, as her melee was tricky to read sometimes.
** [[LethalJokeCharacter Not so]] in ''Hisoutensoku'': Although her bullets are still not particularly good, her melee's damage and combo ability improved, to the point where she is actually very dangerous in the right hands. Still not top tier, but definitely not bottom.
*** Her story mode in ''Hisoutensoku'', however, is...odd.
* KiAttacks: Her ability is the manipulation of qi.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In [=EoSD=], she has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghSg8kkR49k "Shanghai Alice of Meiji 17"]] as her official boss fight theme, but she's more associated with her stage theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A96s41YLj60 "Shanghai Teahouse ~ Chinese Tea."]]
* MeaningfulName: Her family name means "Crimson", which is of course part of the "red" theme of the game.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: In ''Hisoutensoku'', her ''Red Cannon'', ''Attack Sign: "Roc Fist"'', and ''Fiery Attack "Roc Killing Fist"''. Each is an upward punch that sends the opponent flying at a very sharp upward angle for a good distance. How far they fly depends on the attack. Roc Killing Fist tends to send the opponent completely off screen for at least three seconds. Fan depictions sometimes give her the "Chuugoku Satsu", a parody of the [[StreetFighter Shun Goku Satsu]] (Chuugoku = China).
* ShesGotLegs: Meiling's outfit includes pants. Fan artists frequently leave them out (when they're not outright depicting her in a {{Qipao}}).
* ShoutOut:
** During her brief time as a playable character in ''Immaterial And Missing Power'', she has variations of [[StreetFighter Yun]]'s moves.
** There's a reason why [[KingOfFighters Krizalid]] is often shipped with Meiling. Why? One of her moves is a rainbow-colored carbon-copy of Krizalid's.
* SkirtOverSlacks: She dresses like this in the games, but her art in ''Perfect Memento'' and many fanartists depict her without the slacks.
* StatuesqueStunner: While her exact height has not been given, she's one of the tallest female characters in the series. Fans frequently depict her as taller than Sakuya, though WordOfGod says they're around the same height.

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[[folder:Koakuma]]
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::'''Koakuma/Little Devil'''

One of the many lesser youkai found in the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Like Daiyousei, she had no name, dialogue, or profile included with the game, and was instead given her descriptive name by fans. The appellation seems to have been adopted by ZUN himself, but it may just be referring to her species. Fanon usually portrays Koakuma as an assistant (or possibly {{familiar}}) to Patchouli, since she's the library midboss.

!!!Tropes associated with Koakuma:

* [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Demon Girl]]
* DummiedOut: There's an unused sprite for a possible "EX-Koakuma" with [[PowerDyesYourHair purple hair]] in the ''[=EoSD=]'' files.
* FieryRedhead: WordOfGod says she's supposed to have a mischievous personality.
* HeadWings: While most of {{fanon}} portray her with proper wings on her back (see WingedHumanoid below), canonically she only has wings on her head.
* HotLibrarian: To go around with being Patchouli's assistant in the library. Her sprite is only detailed enough to show her clothes as a long black skirt, a black top, and white sleeves, but {{fanon}} has turned it into an OfficeLady uniform with a vest, dress shirt, and necktie.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Like with Daiyousei, not officially. But, she's commonly associated with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy0LvaLAIxo "Voile ~ The Magic Library"]], the Stage 4 Theme.
* NoNameGiven --> FanNickname: She's never referred to by either name or nickname InUniverse or in official materials, but all fans [[WordOfGod and ZUN]] call her Koakuma.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: She's believed to be a demon, or possibly a [[HornyDevils succubus]], that Patchouli summoned to serve her. Some writers muse that she was thus summoned from Makai, and has a connection to Shinki.
* VerbalTic: Fanon varies this for her saying "Koa" every now and then, to her using just that as if she was a Pokemon.
* WingedHumanoid: The bat wings on her back are a {{fanon}} interpretation. However, she's had a small cameo in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' and an even tinier one in ''Manga/StrangeAndBrightNatureDeity'', [[AscendedFanon both including the wings]].

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[[folder:Patchouli Knowledge]]
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::''The Unmoving Great Library''
::'''Patchouli Knowledge'''

-->''"You, clothed in red and white! Don't cause problems in my study."''

Librarian and tutor for the Scarlet Devil Mansion household, and stage 4 boss. Patchouli is known as the "One-Week Wizard" due to her mastery of the seven elements of the Japanese calendar week. She is indeed a powerful elementalist, but suffers from poor health, which limits her battle prowess.

!!!Tropes associated with Patchouli:

* AllYourPowersCombined: She regularly combines elements to create new/unique attacks and spells. Philosopher's Stone attacks with five elements at the same time. The remaining two, Sun and Moon, have their own spell cards and are later combined into a different one as well.
* BadassBookworm
* BlackMage: Fits the bill with her ElementalPowers, and wouldn't be out of place in ''FinalFantasy''.
* CatchPhrase: "Mukyuu," a nonsense sound, is generally attributed to her after she uttered it exactly once after being defeated in Marisa's story route in ''Immaterial and Missing Power''. In fanon, she says this whenever she's defeated, don't know what is going on, or hit by an object.
** She repeats it after being defeated in Tenshi's route in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''.
* CuteWitch
* DeadpanSnarker: Canon has this as her default personality. [[http://mangafox.me/manga/touhou_bougetsushou_silent_sinner_in_blue/v01/c010/5.html Silent Sinner in Blue has this line]] when confronting Marisa on not-in-stealing-mode terms.
-->''(on the rocket launch) [[TemptingFate If something happens to our]] [[VisualPun red-white engine]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny you just might end up being the spare]].''
* DependingOnTheArtist: Her figure is ambiguous under those robes, so fan depictions vary from childlike to busty. In addition, her [=EoSD=] portrait has darker purple areas on her dress which appear to be stripes (and are even drawn as such in her fighting game sprites), but WordOfGod says they're shadows cast by two strips of fabric.
* ElementalPowers: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. She likes to convert her spells to fit into one of seven different elements, associated with the days of the Japanese week, earning her the title "The One-Week Wizard."
** ThePowerOfTheSun: Sunday
** {{Lunacy}}: Monday
** PlayingWithFire: Tuesday
** MakingASplash: Wednesday
** GreenThumb[=/=]BlowYouAway: Thursday
** ExtraOreDinary: Friday
** DishingOutDirt: Saturday
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Non-Directional Laser, though Marisa significantly upped the rotations after she copied it from Patchouli.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Patchouli rarely ever leaves the library in the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Before the events of ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', she apparently never left the library for more than a century.
* IllGirl: She suffers from anemia, asthma, and a vitamin A deficiency, leaving her unable to recite some of the spells she learns. Even walking is a chore, much preferring to levitate herself. This leads to some major fluctuations in her power. In ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', she appears as the boss of stage 4, but also appears as the midboss of the extra stage and is much more powerful there, explaining that she got better. In ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'', Marisa explains that magicians are often less strong physically due to their EyeOfNewt tending to be things like arsenic and mercury; exposure to this weakens even youkai eventually.
* InSeriesNickname: Remilia is known to call her "Pache" (usually translated as "Patchy").
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdzFCwTr0ps "Locked Girl ~ The Girl's Secret Room"]]
* LongRangeFighter: In the fighting games she's one of the most proficient projectile slingers.
* MagicLibrarian: She's a witch who's spent about a hundred years in a library.
* MoreDakka: Try playing against her in the fighting games on Lunatic.
* MotorMouth: This is noted as one of her characteristics in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Perfect Memento in Strict Sense]]''. While there's [[InformedAbility no explicit example of it]], presumably she chants quickly for many of her spells, and according to Marisa Patchouli has to be capable of chanting two spells at once for a few of her spellcards.
* OddFriendship: While it's hard to see how she has anything in common with Remilia, they do seem to complement each other and have one of the few canonically defined ''friendships'' in the series (as opposed to master-servant, sisters, or some other kind of specific relationship).
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Fanon often portrays her wearing them.
* ShoutOut: One of her alternate skillcards in ''SWR'' and ''Hisoutensoku'' is called [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Emerald City]].
* TheSnarkKnight: Patchouli is at least a little sarcastic and cynical, especially in her lines regarding Sakuya in ''Subterranean Animism'' or ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', but she's nevertheless a good and caring friend of Remilia.
* SquishyWizard: Genius spellcaster, but she's still an IllGirl.
* SupernaturalIsPurple
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Even her melee attacks are usually just spells thrown at close range, but when she does actually hit enemies, she uses her book. This is surprisingly powerful, considering how physically weak she is.
* TheSpock: Sometimes blends with LittleMissSnarker.
* VagueAge: Patchouli has some of the greatest fan disagreement over how old, exactly, she is supposed to look. Her ''actual'' age on the other hand is stated to be in the neighbourhood of a century, which is more specific than most characters get.
* [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob What, Exactly, Is Her Job?]]: Her job in the SDM is "to solve and create problems". What exactly this entails is a bit sketchy. It appears that she lives at the mansion mostly because she's Remilia's friend. She's also capable of curbing Flandre's rampages by summoning rainstorms that keep her from leaving the mansion.
* WitchSpecies: She was born a youkai magician.

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[[folder:Sakuya Izayoi]]
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::''The Perfect and Elegant Maid''
::'''Sakuya Izayoi'''[[MultipleChoicePast (?)]]

-->''"Your time is mine."''

Chief Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Despite being the leader of the maids at the SDM, Sakuya usually has to do all of the work herself because the [[{{Mook}} fairy maids]] are [[SurroundedByIdiots completely]] [[RedShirt useless]]. Uses [[KnifeNut knives]] and [[TimeStandsStill time manipulation]] to fight and [[MundaneUtility do maid tasks]]. Much of Sakuya's origin is left to speculation, although it is implied that she may not be human and "Sakuya" may not be her real name.

!!!Tropes associated with Sakuya:

* ACupAngst: Some fanart portrays her this way, to go along with the padding jokes. Official art for the fighting games shows that she actually has BoobsOfSteel.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Done often in-universe: Akyuu notes there are a ''godawful'' lot of theories about her and her background.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: See VagueAge below. For a variety of reasons, [[EpilepticTrees many fans are convinced]] that Sakuya is really a [[SpaceElves Lunarian]].
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: {{Fanon}} sometimes assumes that the stopwatch she carries is a magical artifact that she uses to stop time, usually called the Luna Dial after her theme music "Luna Clock ~ Luna Dial". It is used in ''Hisoutenkou'' as a super move, as a possible nod to this.
* AnimalMotif: Associated with dogs by fandom, because of her RedBaron title "The Dog of the Devil," which comes from her ferocity and loyalty to Remilia. Fandom even has a version of her called "Inu Sakuya" that has [[LittleBitBeastly dog ears and a tail]].
** She was playable for the first time in Perfect Cherry Blossom. At least three bosses referred to her as a dog, including Yuyuko's "Dog of the Devil" line.
---> '''Lyrica Prismriver:''' Dog meat, dog meat~
---> '''Sakuya:''' ''[[InsistentTerminology Human]]'' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne meat]]!
* BadassArmFold: Often sports one in the fighting games.
* BadassBoast: From ''Double Dealing Character''
--> '''Kagerou:''' I wonder, can you defeat me?
--> '''Sakuya:''' Yes, I believe I can.
* BerserkButton: She didn't take well to Tenshi implying she was stupid. In fanon, padding jokes and Meiling slacking on the job are a good way to get on her bad side.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sakuya is usually polite, elegant, and very calm. However, if you [[BerserkButton try her patience]], she may do ''terrible'' things to you with her knives.
* BladeSpam: While she mostly relies on FlechetteStorm, the fighting games give her a melee version with her ''Soul Sculpture'' and ''Inscribe Red Soul'' spells.
* BoobsOfSteel: Despite the fandom's padding jokes at her expense, Sakuya is canonically well-endowed, and definitely one of the most formidable fighters in Gensokyo.
* ClockTower: Her stage in the fighting games. It's the SDM's tower, to be precise.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[UnreliableNarrator Akyuu]] describes a [[MultipleChoicePast common rumour]] that she was a vampire hunter that was defeated and taken in by Remilia.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Loyal beyond question to Remilia Scarlet, to the point she'd stop at nothing to protect her. However, she regains some humanity after seeing Reimu defeat Remilia and, afterward, the two [[DefeatMeansFriendship chatter as if nothing ever happened]].
* DependingOnTheArtist: She's prone to this as some prefer her with curves, while some perfer her with a slim figure.
* TheDitz: She has her moments, such as trying to buy a broken teacup to replace the one Remilia broke, mistaking ordinary crows for crow tengu (or their underlings), and opening a window while '''in space'''.
* EasyModeMockery: Performs a highly literal form of it if you beat her on easy mode in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''. It basically amounts to "Ok, Ok, you beat me. But I'm not letting you go on to Remilia, since you aren't even playing on normal difficulty! Come back when you've practiced some more." GameOver.
* {{Expy}}: The original blade-throwing maid in ''Touhou'' is Yumeko, from ''Mystic Square''. And if we branch out into ''{{Seihou}}'', there's [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Muse_(Seihou_Character) Muse]], who looks like [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:Sh02Muse.png this]].
* FantasticRacism: Akyuu says she's "cold-hearted" towards humans (besides the main cast). Often taken as a sign she's a Lunarian.
* FantasticTimeManagement: [[MundaneUtility Often uses]] her time manipulation power to speed up housework.
* FlashStep: Can do this in the fighting games.
* FlechetteStorm: She even provides the page picture. In extreme cases, her knives can fill the entire screen.
* FluffyTamer: Thinks the {{Chupacabra}} in ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' is cute, and easily handles its speed with her time stop when taking it back to the Scarlet Mansion to be a pet.
* GenreSavvy: She butts in as the sub-boss of the last stage in the game because she wants you to waste a bomb on her.
* HyperspaceArsenal: {{Hand Wave}}d by ZUN saying that she regularly stops time and picks up all her knives to throw them again. Doesn't explain how she can have hundreds knives on the screen ''at once'', though her RequiredSecondaryPowers may answer that.
* KnifeNut: With hundred and so knives. Especially in ''Double Dealing Character'' due of one of her knives being possessed.
* KnifeThrowingAct: In a lot of fanart. In canon, she can hit [[WilliamTelling an apple balanced on the head of a fairy maid a hundred feet away]].
* LadyOfWar: She's called "[[BossSubtitles The Perfect and Elegant Maid]]" for a reason.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Associated equally with both [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01skyPMeeoc "Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wFRIWFraWQ "Flowering Night".]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Though only sometimes invoking romance, many fans note that as a (relatively) normal human amongst a CastHerd of youkai she won't be around for much longer compared to them, with Remilia or Meiling in particular depicted as being devastated by the loss. As noted below, officially, she was offered immortality by Remilia but refused it. Fanon runs away with this, either making her a Lunarian or the ever popular tragedy of her dying and being missed by the others in SDM.
* MultipleChoicePast: Nothing is known about how she came to work for Remilia, and "Sakuya Izayoi" isn't even her real name. ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' offers several in-universe theories about her background (the most popular being "vampire hunter"), with the note that it's likely none of them are actually true.
** [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/ZUN%27s_E-mails According to the frequently asked questions ZUN gets]], he will reveal Sakuya's past in a future book.
* MundaneUtility: Hey, you'd be a perfect maid too if you could just stop time to do your work instantly. Stopping time supplies another benefit according to [=EoSD=]'s afterword -- dust won't be raised, thus making cleaning more efficient.
** She also uses time-acceleration to mature wine quickly, and to acquire out-of-season foodstuffs. (Remilia's favourite cake flavouring is bamboo flowers. Bamboo normally bloom only once every 50 to 100 years!)
* NayTheist: In ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', Reimu asks her to give a donation to her offertory box, so she may please the gods and have good luck and and their blessing, but Sakuya tells Reimu she doesn't believe in the gods (in the sense that [[BondOneLiner she doesn't need their help to make her own way]]).
* NinjaMaid: [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Knife-throwing time-stopping serial killer illusionist ninja maid]] to be precise.
** If you take the Lunarian theory into account, along with the gamut of in-universe theories in PMISS, she's a technical-alien vampire-slaying time-stopper maid [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace From Space]]]]!
* PinballProjectile: In the fighting games many of Sakuya's spellcards behave this way, but her ''Light Speed "C. Ricochet"'' is just ridiculous.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: While in previous games she'd only worn short white socks, she wears black tights in ''Double Dealing Character'', fitting with her "perfect and elegant maid" image.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Had red eyes in her first appearance and generally blue afterwards. ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' has her eyes turning red when she uses some of her more powerful moves, making this trope particularly literal.
* ReverseShrapnel:
** Her ''Killer Doll'' spell card, when used by the player.
** Same thing with her ''Phantasmic Killer'' spell card, except different - the knives from this spell card ''completely leave the screen'' before coming back to skewer your opponent.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Only showed up in Perfect Cherry Blossom. Of course, it was winter for the whole game.
* SerialKiller: There's a definite serial killer theme with her spell cards, such as ''Jack the Ripper'' and ''Another Murder''. Some doujin turn her into one in her backstory, and there's theories that believe her to be THE JackTheRipper.
* ShoutOut: Both her time stopping skills and her use of knives are a reference to Dio Brando of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. In her first appearance, she even had a spell card named ''Illusion World "The World"'', after his famous [[MemeticMutation ZA WARUDO]], and she has similar poses in the fighting games. And while she might not ''be'' a vampire, like Dio, she certainly is very closely ''associated'' with two (one of whom even quotes Dio's "Do you remember how many times you have eaten bread?" line).
** It's also worth noting that JackTheRipper (referenced in some of Sakuya's spell cards) appeared in the series as one of Dio's minions, and his fighting style allowed him to [[FlechetteStorm throw knives in every direction at once]].
* SpectralWeaponCopy: Due to her TimeMaster powers, she can use them to fire time displaced versions of her knives along with the original.
* StageMagician: A number of her spell cards have this theme and her profile says that "Deceitless sleight-of-hand is her pride". Some fanworks speculate that she was a magician or had a family that did stage magic.
* SurroundedByIdiots: ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' directly states that Remilia's hiring policy for the subordinate fairy maids is quantity over quality -- and fairies who can accomplish even [[{{Baka}} Cirno's]] (human eight-year-old level) abilities are incredibly rare. Fans have come to the conclusion that the only reason Remilia hires the fairy maids at all is that a large mansion is ''supposed'' to have a lot of maids. As a result, despite the swarms that Reimu and Marisa meet, Sakuya is pretty much a one-woman work force. No wonder she doesn't take breaks...
* TimeStandsStill: Literally so, given Sakuya seemingly can manipulate time as she sees fit.
** ColourCodedTimestop: Frozen time is shown as darkened in the shooting games, monochrome in the fighting games, and photo-negative in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''.
* ToServeMan: Not that she eats humans herself, but the meals she makes for Flandre are stated to have been from live humans. A NecessaryEvil of sorts, as Flandre herself can't reign in her own power enough to [[DisadvantageousDisintegration avoid vaporizing them before she can drink from them]].
* UndyingLoyalty: Not literally however, as giving up her mortality is apparently the one thing she ''isn't'' willing to do for her mistress.
* VagueAge: [[UniverseCompendium Akyuu]] writes, "She claims to be in her [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty late teens]], but this is unlikely judging by her [[WiseBeyondTheirYears refined manner]] and the [[ImprobableAge level of her abilities]]. Rather, she seems to be a human who has been living for [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld hundreds of years]]."[[note]]Seems to be another JoJosBizarreAdventure reference, paraphrasing Pucci's description of Dio.[[/note]] Her profile in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' also refers to her as "10-20". Also, in ''Imperishable Night'', Eirin's profile mentions her being surprised to see Sakuya, despite the fact that Eirin shouldn't have met anyone outside of Eientei for the last thousand years or so.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Has explicitly told Remilia that she is loyal to her until the day that she dies a natural death, but that she does not want to be a Hourai immortal or a vampire. Fandom's run away with doujinshi of her either dying, turning out to be Lunarian (can only die by unnatural means), or being turned into a vampire against her will.
** The other half muses how the Scarlet Mansion deals with the fact that Sakuya won't be with them for very long by their reckoning, or muses how they handle her eventual death by old age.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Remilia Scarlet]]
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::''The Scarlet Devil''
::'''Remilia Scarlet'''

-->''"The moon tonight is red. You will know death."''

Vampire mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, and final boss of ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''. She is the source of the mist that blotted out the sun, because sunlight is harmful to her. (It turns out she can just use a parasol, though.) Feared by many youkai, she is incredibly vain and proud despite her relatively low position in the hierarchy of Gensoukyou, (falsely) claiming to be a descendant of Vlad Tepes himself and is very open about her being one of the few youkai that still eat humans, though she rarely takes enough blood to kill them.

!!!Tropes associated with Remilia:

* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair is pale blue, verging on white when ZUN draws her. The fighting games give her purple hair. Fanart can be anywhere in between.
* BadassBoast: "I'm Lady Remilia, the strongest, fastest creature on Earth", from ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''. That's quite extreme even for a Touhou character and her travel companions [[http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/silent_sinner_in_blue_ch16#8 immediately make fun of it]].
* BattleAura: The fighting games reveal she is capable of manifesting a blood red aura, which she can use to attack her enemies [[MorphWeapon in different ways]]. For example, [[VariableLengthChain creating infinitely stretching,]] [[MadeOfExplodium explosive]] [[ChainPain chains.]]
* BloodyMurder: ''Grimoire of Marisa'' reveals that she can control and use blood to attack in some of her spell cards. [[RunningGag Blood is amazing!]]
* BrickJoke: In ''Curiosities of Lotus Asia'' and ''Imperishable Night'' Remilia denies that she sleeps in a coffin, saying they're for dead people. Seven years later Remilia's bedroom makes its first manga appearance, containing a four-poster bed... with a coffin on it.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In Marisa's scenario, as well as a ShoutOut to Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure.
-->'''Marisa:''' So, how many times have you drank blood?
-->'''Remilia:''' Do you remember how many times you've eaten bread?
-->'''Marisa:''' Thirteen. I prefer Japanese food.
* CoolPet: In ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' she gains a pet {{chupacabra}} she calls "Tupai", though initially the other characters believe she's referring to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupaia_%28genus%29 a kind of tree shrew]] that's also known as a "tupai".
* CreepyChild
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Has two attacks that involve creating a giant energy cross from her own body. ''Grimoire of Marisa'' even says that there is really no deep meaning behind it as the cross is simply formed due of her spreading her arms while doing the spellcard.
* DeflectorShields: In the fighting games, her ParasolOfPrettiness doubles as a temporary shield that can block anything for a few seconds.
* DetachmentCombat: She can dissolve herself into a potentially ''unlimited'' swarm of bats.
* FamousAncestor: She ''claims'' that {{Dracula}} was her ancestor, but [[WordOfGod ZUN]] says she's bluffing.
** Since Remilia is one of the only ''Touhou'' characters whose exact age is known (she was born in 1503), we know that she was born just 27 years after Vlad Tepes' death. If we presume he became the vampire Dracula at the exact time history recorded his death, that would mean she'd have to be very closely related to him indeed if her claim had been true. Thus, if she'd bothered to do the research, Remilia could have made her lie more impressive by claiming to be "Dracula's daughter."
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Her eyes glow brightly when she uses spellcards in the fighting games.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: A considerable number of her physical attacks involve spinning. 'Course, those tend to be her heavier hitting ones too.
* FinalBoss
* FlashStep: Her ''Demon Lord Walk'' move lets her disappear for a quick moment and smack the opponent if they're close enough. Her dash mechanics in the fighting games are also different from those of other characters - rather than moving continuously in one direction she makes a quick hop whenever the button is pressed.
* GuestFighter: One of the playable Touhou characters in ''VideoGame/NendoroidGeneration''.
* HealingFactor: She can regenerate even if most of her body is destroyed, as long as about one of the bats she splits into survives. Considering she can spawn an ''unlimited'' number of bats, she might as well be able to regenerate FromASingleCell. When she tried to touch the incomplete Moon rocket in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'', her hand was almost completely charred away, and she healed it back to normal without a second thought.
* HellishPupils: Common in fanart. In canon however, her pupils seems to change depending on her mood as seen in her portraits in the fighting games.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Though many ''Touhou'' characters exhibit this trope, Remilia exemplifies it, impetuous and selfish and overall acting as the child she appears to be despite her centuries. ZUN notes that "Creatures of her kind forfeit their growth and maturity in exchange for eternal life. In other words, she can live forever because she never grows up."
* InSeriesNickname
** She's known as '''[[BossSubtitles The Scarlet Devil]]''' because she's a light but messy eater - she doesn't drain all of a person's blood when she feeds, but her dress is usually stained red afterwards.
** Patchouli calls her "Remi".
* JapaneseHonorifics: Sakuya calls her "ojou-sama".
* LargeHam: Remilia can ham it up with the best of them in fanworks, particularly when she's getting her evil on.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJQ5HsXlPTo "Septette for the Dead Princess"]]
** NonIndicativeName: As ZUN himself notes, no one's dead[[note]]it's not clear whether [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Touhou vampires are undead or not]][[/note]], there's no princess, and it's not even a septette.
* LifeDrain: In the fighting games and some fangames, Remilia has this in the form of "Vampire Kiss", a special attack. Also made into a ''status effect'', of all things. "Vampire Of The Millenium" will grant this power on you for 10 seconds for ''all'' your attacks, [[PowerAtAPrice but will also lower your defense by 10%.]]
* LightningBruiser: Remilia has boasted that vampires are as powerful as oni and as fast as tengu, a claim which seems entirely accurate. She is less eager to point out that they have [[WeaksauceWeakness lots of easily-exploited weaknesses]] to compensate.
** Given the difficulty of incorporating these weaknesses, fangames often just give her lower HitPoints, resulting in a FragileSpeedster GlassCannon.
* MaidCorps: She has one. Apart from Sakuya, though, it's composed entirely of [[{{Mooks}} fairies]], meaning they don't get much actual work done.[[note]]Since one of the official manga, there are now also some hobgoblins.[[/note]] Presumably it's just to show off.
* NoSell: Like most final bosses, her last spell card is immune to bombs. If you do try to bomb her during her final spell, she turns into a swarm of bats and avoids any damage.
* NorseMythology: Has an attack named after Odin's spear Gungnir. Remi's is an energy spear made of danmaku.
* OddFriendship: Good friends with Patchouli, somehow.
* {{Ojou}}
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* ParasolOfPrettiness: She's known to have one to protect herself from sunlight, and it shows up in fanworks and some of the game's endings. Present in the latter fighting games, where it acts as a temporary [[DeflectorShields shield.]]
** And in up-to-date ''Hisoutensoku'', having one parasol in your deck allows her to fight outdoors. Without this, her battle fields are restricted.
** Back to ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', she can only appear in night stages, even if you select a day stage.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: ''Archdemon: "Remilia Stretch"''. Fighting games. 1 second charge up. Get hit by this, and you can say good-bye to about half your life bar.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Remilia was born in 1503, making her 500 years old at the time of the game's release. Her apparent age varies DependingOnTheArtist (ZUN's official art is too simplified to really say) but she's never drawn looking older than early teens at most.
* RoyalBrat: Pretty classy outwardly, but her attitude can be as childish as her appearance.
* ShoutOut: See ButForMeItWasTuesday above.
* SiblingYinYang: Compared to Flandre, she's much more calm and collected. Not that that's saying much.
* SweetTooth: She adds a lot of sugar to her tea, at least in ''Manga/StrangeAndBrightNatureDeity''.
* UnwittingPawn: In ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'', when Ran told Remilia that Yukari was planning to invade the Moon, Remilia immediately started looking for a way to get there before Yukari -- which was exactly what Yukari expected her to do. [[SubvertedTrope Turns out Remilia eventually realised this but didn't care.]]
* UseYourHead: Fond of using head-first body tackles on her enemies in the fighting games. Notable because she will move at great speeds when doing this.
* VampiresAreRich
* VampireBitesSuck: Apparently Remilia is quite messy when she drinks, spilling much more blood than she needs.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: She is capable of shapeshifting into a bat.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sunlight, flowing water, including rain, ''sardine heads, shattered holly branches'', and ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setsubun roasted soybeans.]]''
* WindsOfDestinyChange: Her ability to manipulate fate, although there is no explanation whatsoever for how it works, other than some brief speculation by Akyuu that she changed Sakuya's fate by changing her name.
* WingedHumanoid: Bat wings.
* YourVampiresSuck: Remilia actually likes [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross imagery]], and can't fathom why she should be weak to them. Her spell card "Red: The Nightless Castle" appears as a towering crimson cross. She also seems to be perfectly fine with holy water. One of her win quotes in the fighting games is to ask Reisen to make her some holy water dumplings.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Flandre Scarlet]]
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::''The Sister of the Devil''
::'''Flandre Scarlet'''

-->''"I've been in the basement. For about 495 years."''

Younger sister of Remilia Scarlet and the extra stage boss. She possesses the power to [[PersonOfMassDestruction destroy anything at will]], but due to her immaturity and mental instability, she's been kept locked up in the mansion basement for around 495 ''years''. Despite this, she doesn't usually try to escape, and is actually quite fond of her older sister. [[CaptainObvious It goes without saying she is quite popular]].

!!!Tropes associated with Flandre:

* AxCrazy: There's some [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation debate]] about exactly ''how'' nuts she is, though.
* BreakingTheFourthWall[=/=]ShoutOut: When Marisa faces her in the Extra stage, Flandre offers to play with her for "one coin", because "you can't continue". Continues are indeed disabled on the Extra stage.
* {{BFS}}: Lævateinn
* BonusBoss
* CheerfulChild: In her more lucid moments, she can be quite personable.
* CreepyChild: Fanon loves jacking this up to insane (pardon the pun) levels.
* CuteAndPsycho: A ''very'' common portrayal in fanon.
* DisadvantageousDisintegration: The ability to destroy anything sure as heck doesn't leave any blood for Flandre to drink when she blows someone up.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: While all vampires are [[LightningBruiser extremely strong, fast and tough]], fanworks often interpret Flandre as slightly [[MightyGlacier slower]] or [[GlassCannon less durable]] than her sister due to lack of exercise (and less aerodynamic wings).
** LightningBruiser + GlassCannon: More common in fangames, assuming she's not AwesomeButImpractical or PurposelyOverpowered.
** LightningBruiser + MightyGlacier: More common in fancomics, so she can be an ImplacableMan.
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: Her ability, along with her immense physical strength, tends to leave all of her playthings destroyed. (She considers destroying a ton of meteors hurtling toward the mansion as unimpressive.) Whether this also applies to ''people'' that she considers "playthings" is unknown, but fanon tends to interpret it that way.
* DoppelgangerAttack: "Four of a Kind". Likely using the same principle as Remilia's ability to split into an infinite number of bats.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: In fanart.
* HealingFactor: See Remilia's entry.
* HellishPupils: In many fanarts especially when she is in her "superinsane" mood again. Also in ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' and the fangame series ''VideoGame/KoumajouDensetsu''.
* HotWings: A popular fanon interpretation coined by ''TouhouSoccer'' is that when Flandre goes all out in battle, the crystals on her wings produce jets of flame.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Even more so than Remilia. Whereas Remilia ''can'' act mature when the situation requires it, Flandre never does. On the other hand, it's actually justified in Flandre's case, as she's been locked away from society for the last five centuries.
* {{Invisibility}}: ''Secret Barrage "[[ShoutOut And Then Will There Be None?]]"''. Well, the post-battle dialogue says she's invisible, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation but in-game you'd still be able to hit her if she was actually on screen]].
* JapaneseHonorifics: Sakuya addresses Flandre as "imouto-sama", ''imouto'' being "little sister", and basically translating to "Young Mistress".
* JekyllAndHyde: A widely accepted {{Fanon}} interpretation. This SuperpoweredEvilSide was the result of the anger accumulated from staying locked inside the basement, the famous "[[FridgeHorror I will break you]]!" line being one such example. However, she also has a very kind and [[TheDitz childish]] personality and only wants to play with other people. Notably, most fanon has them as the same personality - she only gets evil when threatened.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyC5eWJhCr8 "U.N. Owen was her?"]], arguably the most popular leitmotif of the series, since it must hold some kind of record for [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Adauchisan#grid/user/062118B8094CF469 most]] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Adauchisan#grid/user/D13029CBEEE57FFD remixes]] of any piece of music anywhere. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAjxo_yB9ek&fmt=18 ZUN himself has remixed it.]]''
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Oft-forgotten by the fandom is that while Flandre can and ''does'' go crazy at times, she's rarely destructive on purpose - in a regular scuffle, she uses the Spell Card system just like everyone else in Gensokyo.
* MadwomanInTheAttic: She's been shut down in the Scarlet Devil Mansion's basement for 495 years, since her birth.
* NoSell: Like all [[BonusBoss Extra bosses]], she's unaffected by Bombs.
* NorseMythology: Has an attack named after Laevatein, the "Wounding Wand of Loki". This is commonly thought to be the oddly-shaped staff Flandre carries in her portrait, although the Grimoire of Marisa describes the attack as an [[{{BFS}} enormous]] FlamingSword. Most fans usually assume that the massive flaming sword is generated ''from'' the staff when Flandre wishes so, which makes some sense.
* NoSocialSkills: Kinda justified in her case.
* PlayingWithFire: In the series she attacks you with her fire sword Lævateinn.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: In a series that runs on ludicrously powerful girls beating the crap out of each other, Flandre surpasses nearly all of them in sheer damage potential. Even ''Marisa'' makes it a point to avoid her whenever she's at the Scarlet Devil Mansion to steal books, which is impressive considering the things she's faced.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Younger than Remilia by five years.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RiddleForTheAges: Why do her wings look like that?[[note]][[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Maybe she ate her own wings for taming herself?]][[/note]]
* ShoutOut: Flandre's survival card and the title of her theme both refer to Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''.
* SlasherSmile: Her silhouette seen in "Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth" sports one of these.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While "Flandre" is pretty widely accepted in the Western parts of the fandom, no one else is certain how to spell it. The fact that "furandouru" wouldn't be pronounced much like "Flandre" probably helps. "Frandle", "Frandre" and "Frandoll" are the most often seen alternate spellings.
* StrongerSibling
* ToServeMan: Since she [[DisadvantageousDisintegration has trouble]] drinking blood by herself, Sakuya makes human-composed dishes to provide her sustenance. Flandre herself is unaware of this.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Not so much "favorite", but she's often seen with [[{{Pun}} flan]] in fanworks.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Like her sister, Flandre can also shapeshift into a bat. Oddly enough, her unique wings don't carry over to bat form.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Same as Remilia's.
* WingedHumanoid: Best described as Christmas lights wings. Explicitly stated to be [[WingsDoNothing useless for flying]], but she's capable of flight anyway. Then again, so is the rest of the cast.
** ArtificialLimbs: A common interpretation, presuming that Flandre either never grew actual wings or lost them... [[HealingFactor somehow]].
* YourVampiresSuck: Flandre also seems to like [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross imagery]] - in ''Shoot The Bullet'' Aya's notes on her second spell card say that [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Shoot_the_Bullet:_Level_Ex_Spell_Cards#Spell_Card_Ex_-_2 "she just came out and played with it..."]]
[[/folder]]

!Debuted in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''

[[folder:Letty Whiterock]]
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::''Youkai of Winter''
::'''Letty Whiterock'''

-->''"If you can only sleep in warm weather, then you're like us and the Asebi flowers."''

The youkai of winter and stage 1 boss. She is only ever seen during the winter, and goes into hibernation as spring arrives. While she attacks the heroines for attempting to end the long winter, she's only half-serious as she has already accepted that spring must eventually come.

!!!Tropes associated with Letty:

* CoolBigSis: Pun not intended, but she plays this role to Cirno in {{Fanon}}. WordOfGod, however, says that while she does watch out for Cirno from time to time, it's only because she knows that ice fairies are an important natural part of winter.
* ElementalBaggage: {{Averted|Trope}}. Unlike Cirno she can't create cold by herself, only manipulate what's already there. As a result she's [[FieldPowerEffect near-powerless outside of winter]] (and yet immensely powerful in it, far more than the aforementioned Cirno).
* FreezeRay: Her laser attacks are sometimes depicted as such in {{Fanon}}.
* HollywoodPudgy: As a result of her larger-than-average hitbox[[note]]only compared to the next two bosses, but that's enough[[/note]], many fanartists had portrayed her as this. [[invoked]]
* AnIcePerson: She is a Yuki-onna, a youkai of winter. Specifically she controls cold rather than creating it.
* AnIceSuit: The heavily dressed version.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOVwuiBuGzI "Crystallized Silver."]]
* MostCommonSuperpower: The ''other'' fanon interpretation of her larger hitbox.
* ShoutOut: Her name is a reference to Lettie Blacklock in Creator/AgathaChristie's ''A Murder is Announced''.
* WillfullyWeak: Her ability to manipulate and amplify cold weather makes her extremely powerful in winter, to the point where [[WordOfGod ZUN has said]] that she could [[BigBad cause an incident by herself]] (that would presumably elevate her power level to that of a stage 5 or 6 boss).
** Her profile states [[ILetYouWin she let the heroines win]] because even she thought winter's gone on long enough.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chen]]
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''[--(fanart)--]'']]

::''The Black Cat of Evil Omens''
::'''Chen'''

-->''"Uh... what? This is our home. Get out of here now!"''

A nekomata youkai and shikigami to Ran Yakumo. As her own master is also a shikigami, this means that she too is a servant to Yukari Yakumo.

!!!Tropes associated with Chen:

* AnimeChineseGirl: While this is not explicitly stated, she is heavily implied to be one.[[note]]Both her name and the title of her theme music are in Chinese.[[/note]] This is often overlooked in favor of her [[{{Catgirl}} catgirl-ness]].
* AssistCharacter: Often shows up as one for Ran and Yukari.
* BadassAdorable: The most popular interpretation in the fanbase. The official art from ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:PMiSS_chen.jpg gives us this]]. ''VideoGame/KoumajouDensetsu II'' gives us the {{Badass}} and BadassAdorable at the same time.
* {{Catgirl}}: A Nekomata.
* CatsHateWater: Not only does she hate water as a cat, it also weakens her shikigami link with Ran, and forces her to revert to an ordinary nekomata. Fans have run away with this.
* CheerfulChild
* ColourfulThemeNaming: Her name actually means "Orange" in Chinese. The Yakumos are all named after colors, so that their relative power levels correspond to the placement of the colors on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_spectrum electromagnetic spectrum.]] So Chen, whose name means "orange" is weakest, while Yukari whose name means "violet" is strongest.
* CuteKitten: Fanworks often play up this aspect of her CatGirl-ness, sometimes to [[TastesLikeDiabetes incredible extremes]], even though her canon personality is more mischievous than cute.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* {{Familiar}}: She's Ran Yakumo's [[{{Onmyoudo}} shikigami]].
* FlunkyBoss: She attempts to be this, assembling a large number of cats together so they can pledge allegiance to her. It fails miserably.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fY5AkxHw8A "Diao Ye Zong (Withered Leaf)."]]
* MultipleTailedBeast
* ShoutOut: Her name and status as a ChineseGirl may be a reference to Orange from the PC-98 series.
* UpToEleven: [[StealthPun No pun intended]], but a shikigami to a ''shikigami''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alice Margatroid]]
See our Characters/TouhouPC98 page.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lily White]]
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::''Fairy Herald of Spring''
::'''Lily White'''

Stage 4 MidBoss, a fairy who heralds the coming of spring. For some reason, the only way she knows how to do so is with a [[BulletHell shower of danmaku]]. Despite a few appearances and descriptions throughout canon, she generally shows up as a one-note character with no dialogue, though her enthusiasm is hard to miss.

!!!Tropes associated with Lily:

* GenkiGirl: And how! Her sheer enthusiasm fuels [[BulletHell magic barrages]] strong enough for the late stage she is in without even [[CallingYourAttacks declaring a spell card]].
* ImplacableMan:
** In ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. Sure you can shoot her down, but wait a minute or so and she comes right back. [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Lily]].
** She behaves similarly in the fanmade game VideoGame/MegaMari, as well.
* IncomingHam[=/=]NoIndoorVoice[=/=]MakeMeWannaShout: A recurring fandom meme has her shout ''"IT'S SPRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!!!!!"''[[note]]''"HARU DESU YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"''[[/note]] whenever she wants to introduce herself. Fandom has also interpreted this as her preferred method of creating danmaku. What's even more crazy about the stage is that is also [[NintendoHard one of the hardest and longest in the entire series]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: Like most {{Mid Boss}}es, she doesn't have an official theme, but ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQAliyNOVUo The Capital City of Flowers in the Sky]]'' is almost always associated with her.
* MidBoss: This is basically her schtick, from ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' to ''Fairy Wars''. She even manages to be a midboss in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', which ''doesn't have stages''.
* NatureSpirit
* ResurrectiveImmortality: As with all fairies.
* [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway What Kind of Lame Power Is Announcing the Coming of Spring Anyway?]]: Apparently Lily has such a deep connection to spring that her presence actually brings it - plants even burst into flower during the seconds it takes her to pass by. Still doesn't help her much when she's shooting at people from sheer excitement, since they all shoot back.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Layla Prismriver]]
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::'''Layla Prismriver'''

Layla Prismriver is one of the daughters of Count Prismriver who could not bring herself to leave their home after he tragically died in an accident, and his orphaned daughters each went their separate ways. Instead, she invoked powerful sorceries in order to create three poltergeists with the appearance and personalities of her three older sisters. Layla and her sisters have long since passed away before the events of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''.

While Layla has no official appearance, what little fanart of her exists almost universally depicts her with long green hair to complement her sisters' colors.

!!!Tropes associated with Layla Prismriver:

* CreatingLife: Or unlife as the case may be.
* DeathByOriginStory
* UpgradeArtifact: Gained her powers from "an item from Gensokyo" that her father attained somehow. Said item was also responsible for her father's accident.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Prismriver Sisters]]
::''Three Poltergeist Sisters''
::'''The Prismriver Sisters'''

The Prismriver sisters are a trio of poltergeist sisters who serve as the stage 4 bosses. The sisters are talented musicians whose performances are popular among youkai. According to their backstory, the three poltergeist Prismriver sisters are the creations of Layla Prismriver, who based them on her three older sisters. While the original four Prismriver sisters have long since passed away, the three poltergeists have remained in their ancestral home to this day, continuing to hone their musical skills.

!!!Tropes associated with the Prismriver Sisters:

* AuthorAppeal: The violin, trumpet, and synthesizer are all common instruments in both PC98 and Windows midi music.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9wHYiicY5I "Ghostly Band ~ Phantom Ensemble"]]
* MusicalAssassin: Violin, trumpet, and synthesizer, respectively. Their attacks use a unique kind of danmaku that looks like musical notes.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They are magical constructs that were never alive to begin with.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* ReplacementGoldfish: What they were originally intended to be, as Layla Prismriver created them to replace her three older sisters.
* SequentialBoss: The fight against them in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' starts with just one sister, then all three at once, then another solo sister, and finally all three together for the finale.

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::''The Poltergeist Violinist''
::'''Lunasa Prismriver'''

-->''"Unwanted noise like you should be drowned out."''

The eldest of the Prismriver trio, who specializes in stringed instruments. Lunasa is an honest, hard-working, honor student type who is nevertheless pessimistic in general.

!!!Tropes associated with Lunasa:

* AloofBigSister
* BrownNote: She can induce depression in anyone that hears her playing her violin.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Canonically she plays the violin without touching it, but fanartists ignore this simply because it looks cool.
* GradualGrinder: Her status in Phantasmagoria of Flower View. Her three-way shot keeps her safe while her attacks barrage the other screen with very slow bullets that eventually pile up and kill via suffocation.
* TheStoic

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::''The Poltergeist Trumpeter''
::'''Merlin Prismriver'''

-->''"No dish has ever escaped my performance alive."''

The middle sister of the Prismriver trio, who specializes in wind instruments. Merlin is energetic and easily excitable. She possesses greater raw power than her sisters, but lacks precision and control.

!!!Tropes associated with Merlin:

* BrownNote: Her trumpet playing has the polar opposite affect of Lunasa's violin. It can cause people to break out uncontrollably into dance or become unable to hold a coherent conversation.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Canonically she plays the trumpet without touching it, but fanartists ignore this.
* FrickinLaserBeams: All of her attacks involve lasers.
* GameBreakingBug: Sometimes Merlin will [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU2Z6VobIvc fail to transition into the trio's last card properly]], leading to much pain as she can actually kill you during the post-battle dialogue or even ''[[KaizoTrap after the stage has ended]]''. This lead to the creation of the "Merupo" {{meme}}, an insane PokemonSpeak version of Merlin with her head replaced by the characters ξ・∀・)
* GenkiGirl
* JokeCharacter: In ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Most official sources give her name as Marlin.

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::''The Poltergeist Keyboardist''
::'''Lyrica Prismriver'''

-->''"Well then, let's start the performance! Sisters, get ready!"''

The youngest of the Prismriver trio, who specializes in percussion and keyboard instruments. Lyrica is very intelligent, but dislikes exerting effort, so she usually tries to trick her sisters into fighting for her.

!!!Tropes associated with Lyrica:

* AnachronismStew: Unlike her sisters' instruments of choice, the synthesizer clashes with the general setting, not to mention the whole classical musician image.
* AuthorAppeal: ZUN does love his synthesizer music, and [[UniverseCompendium Akyuu]] wouldn't mind a good listen.
* BrilliantButLazy: She's very intelligent, but she doesn't like to put much effort into anything and often tries to trick her sisters into fighting in her stead.
* TheCollectorOfTheStrange: In this case, sounds.
* DayInTheLimelight: Her appearance in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. While her sisters are playable, only Lyrica gets a proper story mode.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward: She tends to hang back and let her sisters do all the work while she stands in the corner and snarks.
* FailedASpotCheck: The entirety of ''[=PoFV=]''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Youmu Konpaku]]
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::''The Half-Ghost Gardener''
::'''Youmu Konpaku'''

-->''"The things that cannot be cut by my Roukan-Blade, forged by youkai...are close to none!"''

Swordswoman and gardener of Hakugyokurou, the Netherworld court. She's half-human and half-phantom, half-dead and half-alive, half-illusion and half-reality, and [[OverlyLongGag altogether]] half-baked. She is Yuyuko's faithful servant, but her seriousness and naivete contrasts with her mistress's whimsical and carefree nature. She is the one who has been stealing the essence of spring from Gensoukyou in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', under orders from Yuyuko.

!!!Tropes associated with Youmu:

* AncestralWeapon: Hakurouken
* {{Badass}}: Can also be interpreted as LittleMissBadass.
** BadassNormal: While she's hardly ''normal'', in the sense of being half-ghost, she lacks any of the specific magical powers assigned to most of the cast, making up for it in pure swordsmanship.
* BattleButler
* {{BFS}}: Roukanken is about as long as she is tall, although she's pretty short. She also wields it in one hand while dual wielding.
* BulletTime: Either to demonstrate her SuperSpeed, or to show Hakurouken's [[InformedAttribute confusion cutting powers]] as the protagonist experiences a zen moment.
** A weird bug of all things supports the latter; Marisa using a Master Spark at the right moment will turn the thing from translucent to completely opaque white - she ''literally'' brightened up.
* ButtMonkey: Her profiles call her "half-baked" in many ways, and also mention that due to her straightforward, simple, and somewhat immature personality, she often gets made fun of or bullied.
* CatchPhrase: "Myon." As with Patchouli and Okuu, this is something she said only in PCB's Afterword that Japanese fandom has turned into a catchphrase, usually denoting surprise or frustration, or used as a nickname for Youmu herself. In Western fandom, "Myon" has become the nickname for Youmu's ghost half.
* ChargedAttack: In ''Ten Desires'' Youmu doesn't have a focused shot; holding the fire button while focused instead charges up a BladeSpam that continuously inflicts heavy damage to nearby enemies for a few seconds.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Yuyuko. Though since Yuyuko is [[ObfuscatingStupidity mostly faking it]], and Youmu has a rather one-track mind, it's sometimes inverted.
* CloseRangeCombatant: Not only in the fighting games; she even manages to be one in ''Ten Desires''.
* CounterAttack: ''Voidness Sword "Slash Clearing the Six Senses"'' in ''Hisoutensoku'', notable for being the only move which can counter Reimu's ''[[OneHitKill Fantasy Heaven]]''. In ''Ten Desires'' (where a CounterAttack wouldn't make sense) it becomes a ChargedAttack, but maintains the spirit of the trope in that it requires a good opening to use.
* DifficultButAwesome: When she's playable in the shooting games. She ''does'' [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight bring a sword to a danmaku fight]], after all.
** In ''Imperishable Night'' she's part of the Ghost Team, which reverses the usual unfocused spread/focused concentration, but is stronger than average (and Youmu herself has an option that fires opposite of how she moves, which can be very irritating or very useful depending on how used you are to it).
** In ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' she has horrible stats and a weak offense, but a charged attack that can cancel bullets (bit low on the awesome here; it's generally not considered very useful).
** In ''Ten Desires'' she again reverses the spread/concentration fire, but this time with ''{{Gradius}}''-style options unfocused, and a piercing ChargedAttack that hits a large area focused. Her ''Ten Desires'' incarnation is probably the best example, as she can be quite a bit more effective than anyone else, but is hard enough to play that most players can clear the game with everyone else in the time it takes to get the hang of her.
* DisappearedDad: While her specific relationship with Youki is unclear, he's usually assumed to be a father figure of some sort. And he disappeared, leaving his job to her.
* TheDitz [=/=] LiteralMinded: While she's not stupid per se, she seems to have come to the conclusion that thinking too hard about anything is a waste of time. Which may be true, given that she has to deal with [[CrypticConversation Yuyuko]] every day.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Her phantom half can also turn into a body double. Or even a triple.
** DoppelgangerSpin: As part of her ''Voidness Sword "Slash Clearing the Six Senses"'' CounterAttack in ''Hisoutensoku''.
* DualWielding: Uses two named swords: Hakurouken and Roukanken.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In ''Ten Desires'' Youmu's hair is in a messier style, and the fandom has noticed. The weird part is that a tag that roughly translates to "[[http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E7%94%B7%E3%82%92%E7%9F%A5%E3%81%A3%E3%81%9F%E9%A1%94 the face that knew men]]" [[MemeticMutation is used for her]] ''Ten Desires'' fanart, and some areas of the the Japanese fandom [[EpilepticTrees speculate she found a boyfriend, and decided to clean up her appearance]]. [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Youmu#Miscellaneous No, we're not making this up.]]
* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Gardener Who Doesn't Do Any Gardening]]: She is supposed to be a gardener but Canon and Fanon depicts her more like a bodyguard. In fact, all the gardening she does in canon is using her "Two Hundred Yojana in One Slash" technique to quickly trim the ludicrously vast expanses of the Cherry tree garden of Hakugyokurou.
** Even worse, she's actually a ''swordsmanship tutor'' for Yuyuko, filling in for Youki, but Yuyuko never takes any lessons and simply asks her to take care of the garden, which we don't see her do.
* GhostLights: Her [[HalfHumanHybrid phantom half]], always present and independently visible around her. There's an Asian belief that human souls actually have two parts (Kon and Paku, hence her name). There's the immortal "higher" soul (Kon) that either becomes a ghost, like Yuyuko, or enters the cycle of reincarnation, and the transient "lower" soul (Paku) that animates the body and houses the earthly passions and which could, after death, become an unintelligent evil spirit, such as those seen in ''Subterranean Animism''. Youmu's phantom-half is apparently her higher soul, while her lower soul remains in her body, giving it life.
* GhostlyChill: Played with; since she has a human half and a phantom half, her body temperature is in-between the two (i.e. cool by human standards but warm by ghostly standards).
* HalfHumanHybrid: She is half-human, ''half-phantom'', "phantoms" being the shapeless ghost-lights of the Netherworld, which include but are not limited to the spirits of the dead. Oddly this results in her having ''two bodies'': a mostly-alive human body and a mostly-dead (but corporeal) phantom body. Whether the Konpaku clan are classified as half-phantoms because they "half-died", or whether their ancestors bred with phantoms (and how that would even work) is unknown.
** This has a gameplay effect in ''Imperishable Night'', where the player normally controls a human-youkai team. Part of the mechanics is a meter that slides between Human and Youkai depending on which partner you use; Youmu and Yuyuko are the only team with a meter imbalanced to one side. Once solo versions of the characters are unlocked, Youmu is the only one whose meter ''isn't'' imbalanced.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Her idea of stealth includes standing out in the open with no disguise.
* IronicFear: She's afraid of ghost stories, despite her ancestry.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Reimu:''' You're a talkative ghost.\\
'''Youmu:''' I'm half non-ghost, you know!\\
'''Reimu:''' [[LampshadeHanging That was what needed correcting?]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: She certainly has a thing for her two swords, one of which can cut anything (except soccer balls) while the other can cut nothing ''except confusion''. While the latter still hurts, to most beings it will cause instant-enlightenment.
* KidSamurai: Youmu acts a lot like this - she is young for her race (half-ghosts), inexperienced and naive, but also very strong and absolutely loyal towards her employer Yuyuko Saigyouji.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW93YFbawPU "Mystic Oriental Dream ~ Ancient Temple"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owG2_kQC2Go "Hiroari Shoots a Strange Bird ~ Till When?"]]
* MeaningfulName: Both "Kon" and "Paku" mean "soul", but a "Kon" is a "mental" soul, which is separated from a body as soon as human dies, ascends to Heaven and is reborn in another realm while a "Paku" is a "physical" soul, which remains in the body for a while and then goes back to the Earth.
* NamedWeapons: Roukanken (Lookout Tower Sword) and Hakurouken (White Tower Sword), the first being her primary weapon.
* OxymoronicBeing: She is half-human and half-ghost.
* ShoutOut: A lot of her attributes including her sometimes childish sometimes serious attitude, ghostly companion, silver hair, sword skill and fast movement make Youmu a fairly clear parallel to Jean Pierre Polnareff of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. One of her colour palettes from ''Hisoutensoku'' is even entirely silver like Pol's Silver Chariot stand. Meanwhile, that line for AbsurdlySharpBlade above is a reference to ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''.
** Her ''[[CounterAttack Voidness Sword "Slash Clearing the Six Senses"]]'' in ''Hisoutensoku'' replicates the Turbid Current sword tech in SaGaFrontier with a final blow.
* SmallNameBigEgo: A minor case. Youmu's level of skill is actually quite impressive and she doesn't often brag about it, but she's young and has a poor idea of her own limits.
** From ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'':
-->'''Youmu:''' I don't mean to boast, but I am skilled in tailing. As I am half-human and half-ghost, the presences of both are less noticeable than a full one.
-->'''Sakuya:''' I wonder how long our little stalker will continue to believe she has not been spotted.
* SoulCuttingBlade: Her sword Roukanken is claimed to "kill ten spirits in one swing". Meanwhile Hakurouken can "cut through confusion", which causes spirits to cast aside their lingering regrets and ascend to Nirvana (it has the same effect on humans, but is so much weaker that they experience only momentary discomfort).
* SpinToDeflectStuff: One of her moves in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' and ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''. She spins her sword to reflect the opponent's danmaku attacks.
* SuperSpeed: One of her spell cards is called "Two Hundred Yojana in One Slash." A Yojana is about 6 to 15 km, so the spell card implies that Youmu can travel 1200 to 3000 km in the 2 frames (out of 60 f/sec) or so it takes to make a single slash. That's pretty damn fast. One comic has explored the [[HilarityEnsues idea of the characters trying to measure her speed]]. The measurements given in said comic show that [[FlashStep Youmu can move at about 93% of the speed of light]].
** Said comic includes a race between Youmu and Aya ([[WordOfGod officially]] the fastest character in Gensokyo, but Youmu can surpass her in short bursts), in which both of them finish the race before the third participant, Reisen, even has a chance to move.
* {{Tomboy}}: By the virtue of being an ActionGirl. Her [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl girly girl]] counterpart is Yuyuko.
* UndyingLoyalty: Youmu is intensely loyal to Yuyuko, except when she's not. While she often disobeys Yuyuko to go on her own adventures,[[note]]such as every time she's playable in a game other than when she was paired up with Yuyuko in ''Imperishable Night'', most notable ''Ten Desires'' in which she actually ''fought'' Yuyuko for the right to leave the Netherworld[[/note]] in the end she seems to have an unconscious sense of duty that keeps her working for Yuyuko despite her complaints. And she's not even getting paid...
* UnexpectedCharacter: Returns in Touhou 13: ''Ten Desires'' as a playable character, well after most people had given up on ever seeing her again in a danmaku game.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:
** [[{{Irony}} Despite the fact]] that she serves a ghost and ''is'' half one, Youmu is terrified of ghost stories. Made doubly ridiculous by the fact that with the Roukanken, she is one of the very few people actually capable of killing ghosts.
** Youmu is just one huge scaredy-cat when it comes to imaginary horrors. In one chapter of ''Manga/OrientalSacredPlace'' she participates in a test of courage and spends most of it running hysterically from people in cheap Halloween costumes. Since she knew perfectly well there was nothing to be afraid of, most of them assumed she was just playing along, but her mistress knew better.
--->'''Youmu:''' I'm no good with scary stuff.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Youki Konpaku]]
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::'''Youki Konpaku'''

Youmu Konpaku's father ([[LostInTranslation or possibly grandfather]]) and mentor, who served as Hakugyokurou's gardener before her. He disappeared sometime before the events of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', which Youmu took to be just another one of his lessons. Strictly appears only in Youmu's character description for ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''.

!!!Tropes associated with Youki:

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: One of ZUN's memos implies him to have this personality.
* BadassBaritone: According to ZUN, Youki speaks a thundering voice.
* BadassBeard: Often portrayed with one.
* CombatPragmatist: Rather than following a traditional fighting style, he "stole" the most effective moves from a number of styles. Judging by Youmu's techniques, he also favored [[SpeedBlitz defeating an enemy before they knew what was happening]].
* DisappearedDad: No one really seems to know his current whereabouts. Some fans jokingly suggest that [[ExtremeOmnivore Yuyuko ate him]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: Like Youmu, he too is half human, half ghost.
* MasterSwordsman
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Youki seems to have been less devoted to his job than Youmu is. [[UndyingLoyalty Not that that's saying much]].
* OldMaster: He's often portrayed in fanworks as an old man with silver hair and a short silver beard.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yuyuko Saigyouji]]
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::''Ghostly Girl in the Netherworld Tower''
::'''Yuyuko Saigyouji'''

-->''"In a gathering of corpses, there is beauty. Same goes for the cherry blossoms and spring..."''

Ghost Princess of Hakugyokurou, also an old friend of Yukari. When she was still alive she had the power to [[{{Necromancy}} control the spirits of the dead]]. Eventually this grew into the power to kill others with a thought, terrifying Yuyuko [[DrivenToSuicide to the point of suicide]], after which her body was used to [[SealedEvilInACan seal an evil cherry tree]]. Over time, she [[GhostAmnesia forgot about her life]] and hatched a plan to resurrect the body sealing the tree. When she realized that it was her own body that sealed the tree, she changed her mind and lived her life as a ghost, perhaps for the better, because the resurrection of her body would destroy her and unleash the evil tree.

!!!Tropes associated with Yuyuko:

* BadPowersGoodPeople: Having the power to [[IWishedYouWereDead invoke death as one pleases]] is [[CaptainObvious dangerous.]] Good thing Yuyuko is responsible enough to know how dangerous it is, {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies aside.
** The only time it's known she has used her power is in an attempt to kill Mokou, who, as an immortal, is unaffected.
* BattleAura: A massive, pink paper fan with a classical motif etched on it appears behind her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Though she's usually a happy and upbeat person, you do NOT want to make her angry, at least according to Akyuu in ''Perfect Memento''. Probably because she can kill with a thought.
* BigEater: She seems to treat her journey in ''Imperishable Night'' as a "Wonderful Midnight Snack Tour". One line implies that she actually went as far as to ''eat Mystia'' (not that this stops Mystia from reappearing in the next game). MemeticMutation turns her into an ExtremeOmnivore, with numerous examples of her eating Youmu's ghost-half and {{Kirby}} parodies.
** In both ''Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red'' and ''A Beautiful Flower Blooming Violet Every Sixty Years'', when Yuyuko has to compare two things she immediately thinks of them in terms of food.
* BoobsOfSteel: Often drawn with a nice figure, and no slouch in terms of power. May be justified however, since [[BigEater all that food has to go somewhere]].
* BrilliantButLazy: Yuyuko is likely smarter and more perceptive than even [[TheChessmaster Yukari]], but unlike Yukari she has no real ambition or long-term plans; on the rare occasion she does act it's usually ForTheLulz.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: She has many butterfly-themed spell cards and projectiles. Indeed, she was the ''first'' boss in the series to use butterfly bullets. Many bosses have since used them, but never to Yuyuko's level.
* CelestialBureaucracy: Although she was originally human, her particular skills and situation caused her to be appointed by Eiki as permanent ruler of the Netherworld instead of reincarnating normally. Given that she still has her job, she's a presumably a BunnyEarsLawyer.
* CherryBlossomGirl: For someone not named Sakura, she sure hits a lot of points for the trope. She's got themes relating to death by simply being dead. She's aiming for the rebirth of the person buried beneath the giant cherry tree Saigyouji Ayakashi, [[spoiler:not knowing she's the one buried there]], and does this by collecting spring in the form of cherry blossom petals. Her powers are the exact opposite of healing: The ability to kill with a thought. She has an aura of [[YamatoNadeshiko traditional Japanese elegance]] (ruined by her constant trolling of Youmu), which includes wearing kimonos that sometimes have cherry blossom patterns. Finally, she tops it off with her pink hair.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: May or may not be [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Cloudcuckoolandity]].
* CrypticConversation: In any storyline where she shows up, she'll usually allude vaguely to how she's already figured out exactly what's going on (explaining things would be too boring). Her servant Youmu says she can never understand what Yuyuko is talking about.
* CuteGhostGirl
* DissonantSerenity
* DrivenToSuicide: Her eventual reaction to realizing what her power was.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Everything's Better With Ghost Princesses]]
* ExpressiveShirt: The pattern on her robe changes from game to game or story to story, but always matches something going on in the plot, even if she presumably didn't know what would happen when she got dressed. Or did she?
* FamousAncestor: Not exactly ancestor, but her father may or may not have been the famous Japanese poet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saigyo_Hoshi Saigyo]], who wrote a poem about his wish to die under blossoming trees. According to ''[[UniverseCompendium Perfect Momento in Strict Sense]]'', Yuyuko's father was indeed a celebrated poet who did end up dying under the influence of the Saigyou Ayakashi, a youkai cherry tree.
* FinalBoss
* GhostAmnesia: To the point that she forgot that [[spoiler:''she'' is the one whose body is buried under the Saigyou Ayakashi]].
* GhostLights: Well, she ''is'' one, so it makes sense she'd have two or three floating about.
* [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Girly Girl]]: To Youmu's tomboy.
* GradualGrinder: Her boss fight in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' has shades of this, as much as can be had in a danmaku: her bullet patterns aren't necessarily complex for a stage six boss and are relatively slow to boot. This can easily cause a player to lose their focus and glide into one of the many, many bullets that are trailing around them.
* GuestFighter: Appears as a playable character in ''VideoGame/LordOfVermilion'' alongside Reimu.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Even when she and Yukari began their friendship a millennium ago Yukari was already ancient, and now she is still many times Yuyuko's age. Neither of them care in the slightest.
* ItAmusedMe: She decided to make the Saigyouji Ayakashi blossom because she was curious as to who was buried underneath it and wanted to see them resurrected, not knowing [[spoiler:it was herself]].
* IWishedYouWereDead: Her manipulation of death is described as "Invoking death as she wishes" -- Yuyuko can literally wish people dead. She can also choose for the departed to be sent to Hakugyokurou instead of their normal afterlife, as well as having control over their soul.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zis2TtxdFjQ "Border of Life"]] and all of its subsequent rearranges.
** And now she has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl7xb9N3eWs "Ghost Lead".]]
* MasterPoisoner: Twice in canon[[note]]''Immaterial and Missing Power'' Yukari route, ''Imperishable Night'' Ghost route ending[[/note]], she has poisoned peoples' drinks... but both times they noticed and/or were immune, and Yuyuko seemed to know this would happen. Yuyuko [[{{Troll}} has a weird]] [[DudeNotFunny sense of humor]].
* MightyGlacier: In the fighting games.
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: She explains the plot to Youmu in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''.
* {{Necromancy}}: Not only can she kill with a thought, but she can also control the souls of the dead. Which as you might imagine is helpful in running an afterlife.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Using the cover of TheDitz to cover her intellect.
* {{Ojou}}: She is a ghost princess whose home is a towering pagoda with an immense garden.
* TheOmniscient: Of the mundane variety; she's just that perceptive. [[NotSoOmniscientAfterAll Except for that thing with the corpse under the Saigyou Ayakashi]].
* [[DeathByOriginStory Own Death By Origin Story]]: See DrivenToSuicide above.
* PainfullySlowProjectile: Many of her danmaku patterns involve these. They are easy to dodge individually, but over time they will clutter up the screen, blocking your path from the faster bullets.
* ThePollyanna: Has easily the most heart-wrenching [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5TY1DqJ59E&fmt=18 backstory]] in the cast and yet is one of the [[AngstWhatAngst funniest and most cheerful]] characters. This may be originally due to her [[GhostAmnesia completely forgetting about her past]]. However, she recovered her memory at the end of ''PCB'', and nothing seems to have changed.
* [[PowerGivesYouWings Power Gives You a Giant Fan]]
* PowerIncontinence: Yuyuko's power to invoke death was stronger when she was alive; while it's not clear whether she ever actually lost control of it, [[DrivenToSuicide presumably she was very afraid of the possibility]], and it's a common depiction in {{Fanon}}.
* SealedEvilInACan: She seals the cherry tree, and it seals her, forever preventing her from ever being part of the {{Reincarnation}} cycle. She realizes she's happier that way.
* SoulJar: Inverted - her body being sealed prevents her soul from passing on. The end result is still functional immortality, though.
* SoulPower: Her original power was merely to control the spirits of the dead, and her ability to do so is also one of the reason she was appointed to be in charge of the Netherworld. While it's never fully explained, it seems likely that her ability to cause death is also an aspect of this, ie: removing someone's soul to kill them. In-game, she is constantly surrounded by floating spirits and sometimes sends them to attack.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S renders her last name as "Saigyouzi."
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In ''Ten Desires''
-->'''(To Reimu):''' "I'll give you a hint. The cemetery behind the temple isn't suspicious."
-->'''(To Youmu):''' "I doubt that some troublesome individual is about to make a return, or that there's any secrets or anything in, say, the cemetery behind the temple..."
* TalkingThroughTechnique: Does this with Yukari, most famously in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'' where it's used to catch the Lunarians off-guard.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: According to fanon, ''Mystia''.
* TricksterMentor: Whenever she decides to help someone. Unfortunately, Youmu seems too LiteralMinded for it to work on her very well.
* {{Troll}}: At the end of ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'', [[spoiler:she steals a 1000-year-old bottle of sake from the Moon to piss the princesses off, which was what Yukari wanted her to do -- but she also trolls Yukari by not stealing anything ''more'' valuable than a bottle of sake]].
* UnexpectedCharacter: [[spoiler: Who could have thought she'd be the stage 1 boss of ''Ten Desires''?]]
** [[spoiler: RecurringBoss]]
** [[spoiler: DegradedBoss: But to be fair to her...]]
** [[spoiler: WillfullyWeak: ...she's not even ''trying''; she just wants to give you a little spellcard practice before you go off to investigate the divine spirit incident.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is an unusual case. She's whimsical and prefers pulling pranks on her servant/guardian, but she can be serious if the time comes. She is, however, the elegant mastermind befitting the character type.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Saigyou Ayakashi]]
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::'''Saigyou Ayakashi'''

An evil cherry tree sealed by Yuyuko and Yukari centuries ago. Up until Ten Desires it was the only truly evil character in the Touhou universe. It has the power to lure people to rest underneath its branches after which it drains their souls.

!!! Tropes associated with Saigyou Ayakashi:

* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted, it's its beauty that lures people to it, after which it kills them.
* TheCameo: Appears in ''Ten Desires'' as the background for Yuyuko's spell cards (just as it did in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'').
* CherryBlossoms: [[CaptainObvious Well duh]].
* EldritchAbomination: What else can you call something that drives people insane with deadly peacefulness and beauty before draining their souls? It's perhaps the only truly ''evil'' character in the Touhou franchise.
* SealedEvilInACan: It was sealed using Yuyuko's body. As such, it never flowers or bears fruit; it takes roughly all of Gensokyo's "Spring" to cause it to even begin to bloom.
* WhenTreesAttack

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ran Yakumo]]
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::''Shikigami of the Youkai of Boundaries''
::'''Ran Yakumo'''

-->''"Don't mistake me for a simple beast either. I am the shikigami of a powerful master. As such, my powers far exceed those of any youkai you've ever seen... Not to mention those of humans. [[MakesSenseInContext Or dogs.]]"''

A kitsune, Yukari's beleaguered but loyal shikigami, looking after the house and her duties while her mistress sleeps. A grand youkai in her own right, she is wise and strong, old enough to possess a full set of nine tails and is powerful enough to have her ''own'' shikigami, Chen.

!!! Tropes associated with Ran:

* ActionMom: In {{Fanon}}, she and Chen generally have a mother-daughter relationship, which normally leads to her going "[[SayMyName CHEEEEEEEEEENNNN!!!]]".
* AssistCharacter: Often appears as one for Yukari.
* BadassBoast: "I am leagues different from Chen. Leagues, columns, digits, and [[ColorfulThemeNaming colors]]."
* BonusBoss
* ButtMonkey: Tends to be abused a lot by Yukari in fanon, and canon probably doesn't treat her much better due to Yukari literally throwing her into the battle and generally being very strange.
* ColourfulThemeNaming: Her name means "indigo" in Japanese. See Chen's entry above.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* {{Familiar}}: She's Yukari Yakumo's [[{{Onmyoudo}} shikigami]], and is powerful enough to have Chen as her own shikigami.
* FastballSpecial: Yukari often literally throws Ran into the fray.
* GoodWithNumbers: Capable of doing complex calculations in an instant. She also calculated the width of the Sanzu River in her spare time. Most likely, this skill of hers is part of an ongoing joke where ZUN compares shikigami to computers.
* HappinessInSlavery: Both Ran and Yukari believe that a shikigami is a tool, and that to achieve her full power as a shikigami, Ran must always do precisely what is ordered of her. An article in ''[=BAiJR=]'' describes Yukari beating her for getting into a fight without permission while she was asleep. [[note]]Presumably, this is when Ran fought the heroine in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' because the heroine wanted Ran to wake up her master.[[/note]] A shikigami gains power from their master so long as they obey, so getting into fights that the master doesn't authorize deprives the servant of potential power.
* {{Kitsune}}: She's a nine-tailed fox, which are traditionally quite powerful in mythology (almost divine). Presumably this is meant to contrast with her status as a shikigami and [[OvershadowedByAwesome make Yukari seem even more threatening.]] Indeed, it may be hard to remember at times, but Ran is a fully-fledged Extra Boss, placing her in the same general league as Flandre Scarlet, Fujiwara no Mokou, and Suwako Moriya. In fact, Ran is also a Mid-Boss for the only Phantasm-level enemy in the series (Yukari), which technically puts her in a league ''above'' all the others.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Her official boss theme is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul8UFl72KOY "A Maiden's Illusionary Funeral ~ Necro-Fantasy,"]] (of which Yukari's theme is a reprise/remix, oddly enough), but she also tends to be associated with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpleI8jiQak "Charming Domination."]]
* MamaBear: Her reaction to the playing character "bullying" Chen in the ''PCB'' extra stage. [[ActionMom Insert]] "[[HilariousInHindsight CHEEEEEEEEEEEENNNN!!!]]" [[MemeticMutation when appropriate]].
* MultipleTailedBeast
* LittleBitBeastly: Nine-tailed fox, though in her official art we only see her tails since she keeps her ears covered under a hat.
* NoseBleed: A lot of fanart tends to have Ran do this when Chen does anything that TastesLikeDiabetes. Often to epic levels -- it's even sparked a meme called "[[KamehameHadoken Nosebleed Spark]]".
* SayMyName: Fanon tends to toy around with this due to her ActionMom status... ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jip6DJC7qZA "CHEEEEEEEEEEEENNNN!!!!"]]''
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Fried tofu is traditionally loved by kitsune, and according to ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' Ran is no exception. It's said that one could persuade her out of fighting by offering her some.
* TheWatson: To Yukari, especially in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''.
* YamatoNadeshiko: A common {{Fanon}} portrayal, since she looks after Yukari's house while she's asleep.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yukari Yakumo]]
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::''Youkai of Boundaries''
::'''Yukari Yakumo'''

-->''"Oh, so that's a 'strange incident'? Then I suppose I'm a mobile strange incident."''

The mysterious "youkai of boundaries" and one of the most powerful beings in Gensokyo[[note]]Exactly how powerful is vague, as most of the information on Yukari's abilities [[UnreliableExpositor comes from Yukari herself]], but she's crafty enough to outwit most of the entities stronger than her anyway.[[/note]] - her signature [[CoolGate "gaps"]] allow her to travel almost anywhere (including the Outside World), her {{Onmyodo}} skills let her [[TheOmniscient find out almost anything]], and she's no slouch in combat either. She tends to [[{{Troll}} mess around with people]] or [[TheChessmaster use them as pawns in her schemes]], but most of the time she has the best interests of Gensokyo at heart. It's heavily implied that Yukari was one of the architects of the Great Hakurei Barrier[[note]]The actual crafting of the barrier was a massive effort involving large numbers of youkai and humans.[[/note]], and she will quickly show up to repair it if damaged. However, as she sleeps through the day and hibernates through winter, she leaves most of her work to her shikigami Ran. Yukari is an old friend of Yuyuko, and the closest thing [[BarrierMaiden Reimu]] has to an employer.

!!!Tropes associated with Yukari:

* AncientTradition: A one-woman variation, but only helps when she sees fit.
* AnonymousBenefactor: Occasionally leaves things in the Hakurei Shrine's donation box when Reimu's not looking.
* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant: Yukari is mostly content to have Reimu and her shikigami solve most issues, partly due to her odd sleep schedule, partly due to [[TheGodsMustBeLazy just being lazy]]. If something happens that is actively threatening Gensokyo however, Yukari will not hesitate to get involved; Eientei and later Tenshi learned this the hard way.
* TheArchmage: The {{Onmyodo}} version, not the quasi-scientific magic practiced by youkai magicians.
* ArtificialBrilliance [=/=] LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''. Unlike any other boss in the series, Yukari will actually pause her attacks (and the timer) during her final spellcard whenever the player manages to gain some form of invincibility, and will calmly wait until it wears off before resuming.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Yukari's ultimate spell card in the fighting games, ''Obsolete Line: Trip to the Old Station'', trumps most every other card used by any other character in sheer damage output. However, it can be avoided by flying over it (not grazed or blocked, however), and the portal for summoning the [[CoolTrain train]] takes a long time to open, so any opponent worth their salt will knock you upside the head while you're channeling it. [[GameBreaker If Typhoon is active, however....]]
** It is, however, one of the best [[NotCompletelyUseless Okizeme (wake up game) supers]] in the game. Yukari has some very easy set ups that give her ample time to channel the super while the opponent is flailing through the air and or getting up from the floor, and if done correctly these setups lead to the opponent rising to an unblockable, ungrazeable train to the face.
* BadBoss: Yukari's article in ''Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red'' describes her disciplining Ran by hitting her with an umbrella. She claims it's not abuse because shikigami are first and foremost tools.
* BarrierMaiden: She was instrumental in gathering support for the construction of the Great Hakurei Barrier, and her powers are based around manipulating barriers, but she leaves the Barrier's upkeep to Reimu and usually steps in only to repair major damage.
* BarrierWarrior
* BerserkButton: Damaging the Great Hakurei Barrier. Her laziness, her shikigami and the other resident incident resolvers are not excuses for her sit idly by while someone damages Genskoyo's foundation, and she makes sure the perpetrator knows it. Case and point: her story mode in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''. Tenshi's earthquake stunt destroys the Hakurei Shrine and thus damages the Barrier, leading Yukari to go on a manhunt and personally kick Tenshi's behind all the way back to Bhava-Agra. Fanon likes to depict this as a CurbStompBattle.
** Though more of [[{{Fanon}} fan-conceived]] notion, Yukari also hates it when Reimu's life is threatened. Opinions for this tend to shift between Reimu's death being TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Yukari actually caring for Reimu, or both.
* BigGood [=/=] MysteriousBacker: Mostly the former, but Yukari isn't human and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality the oddity of some of her behaviour]] occasionally pushes her towards the latter.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality [=/=] {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her philosophy seems to be some form of UsefulNotes/{{Taoism}}... as interpreted by a "very youkai-like" {{Youkai}} with a manipulative streak. Even other youkai have trouble understanding her motives.
* BonusBoss: Notable for being the only "[[UpToEleven bonus bonus boss]]" in the main series, the boss of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''[='=]s Phantasm stage.
** TrueFinalBoss: Accessing the Phantasm stage is also non-standard, requiring not only clearing the Extra stage, but having captured at least sixty of the game's spell cards.
* BoobsOfSteel: One of the few characters portrayed in-game with a noticeable bust... and possesses god-like powers.
* BrilliantButLazy: Though it's hard to tell what parts of Yukari's actions are complex plotting disguised as laziness, or laziness disguised as complex plotting.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In ''Immaterial and Missing Power''.
-->'''Sakuya:''' "Whatever. Stop lying and give up your schemes, now."
-->'''Yukari:''' ''(Which lies and schemes is she talking about? It's hard to keep track of them all...)''
* TheChessmaster: She's had a hand in many, many schemes over the years, the complexity and scope of which makes Kanako look upstart. Including the disastrous Moon invasion 1000 years ago that taught youkai not to overstep their boundaries, and made Yukari well-known, even among the humans (whether Yukari knew they would lose and this would happen is up for debate). Then, 500 years later, in order to return leverage to the youkai over that of the humans, she laid the groundwork for the Hakurei Barrier, by establishing the area of Gensoukyou as a youkai haven, where they could emigrate to and be free from the outside, after which the Barrier took 400 years more to be completed. Even the debates and conflicts over the Barrier and their use in distracting from Gensoukyou's vulnerable human population until youkai and humans could live together there were possibly foreseen by her. Lastly and most strikingly, the entirety of ''Manga/TouhouBougetsushou'' was planned out by her, manipulating the Watatsuki sisters, Eirin, and Remilia against each other, all of whom are quite clever in their own right.
** Yukari openly acknowledges herself as this when playing as Sakuya in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''.
-->'''Sakuya:''' So, is law enforcement [in the Netherworld] always like this?
-->'''Yukari:''' There's no law in this world. As we can't have a death penalty, of course.
-->'''Sakuya:''' Oh, what about the [[{{Psychopomp}} Yama]]?
-->'''Yukari:''' One just needs to be stronger than the Yama and they can do as they please. That's the way of this place... no, of all places.
-->'''Sakuya:''' Stronger how exactly? Financially?
-->'''Yukari:''' In cunning.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Reimu and Yukari form the "Border team" in ''Imperishable Night''. It's rather convenient that the colors of their outfits correspond to the borders between visible and invisible light.
* ColourfulThemeNaming: Her name means "violet" in Japanese. See Chen's entry above.
* CompressedHair: Somehow manages to hide almost all her hair in her hat in the fighting games.
* CoolTrain: Attacks with one in one of her spell cards in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''. All Aboard the Yukari Express!
* CrypticConversation: Tends to make confusingly vague remarks, though not as much as Yuyuko does.
* DamageSpongeBoss: A literal case of UpToEleven: Yukari has ''eleven'' health bars compared to the Extra stage bosses' ten, giving her the distinction of having the most HP of any boss in the series.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Over time Gensokyo's {{youkai}} have drifted from their origins as manifestations of human fear, becoming less aggressive and more capable of developing individual personalities. Yukari was somehow involved in most of the factors contributing to this.[[note]]The Great Hakurei Barrier cuts them off from the influence of Outside World beliefs and superstitions, while the Spell Card system allows them to gain sustenance from [[FriendlyWar "attacking" humans without actually hurting them or risking death in return]].[[/note]] The "evil" part comes in because youkai haven't become fully independent beings yet, and Yukari [[ImAHumanitarian helps with the food supply]].
* FastballSpecial: Her usual method of using Ran. Yukari is the pitcher.
* FrameBreak: Sort of. In ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' Yukari's spell cards Boundary "Border Between 2D and 3D" and Boundary "Objective Border" travel along the edge of the screen.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Has power rivalling a god, and seems to see herself as the custodian of Gensokyo. So lazy she sleeps 12 hours a day and "hibernates" though the whole winter. Even when she's awake, she still doesn't take much direct action, instead manipulating others into doing her job for her.
* GoodWithNumbers: Since a familiar's power is derived from its master, Yukari is even better at numbers than Ran, who is known to calculate the Sanzu River's width out of boredom. Ran mentions that if Yukari wanted, she could have calculated the depth of the Sanzu River as well, ''even though it's known to be bottomless''.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* GradualGrinder [=/=] MightyGlacier: In the fighting games. She's slow, has high {{Knockback}} and [[ScratchDamage Chip Damage]], and is hard to put under pressure but likewise has trouble pressuring enemies herself. She's also poor at aerial combat, but makes up for it with AntiAir attacks.
* GreenLanternRing: What does "Manipulating Boundaries" do? Whatever the hell you want it to do!
* {{Hammerspace}}: Tends to become a HyperspaceArsenal at times with traffic signs, tombstones and a '''train.'''
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Even ''more so'' than Reimu.
* HeavySleeper: She hibernates through the wintertime. Some fanon theories claim that this is because Yuyuko's death traumatized her in some way, but there is no evidence of this.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Fans tend to portray her this way.
* ImAHumanitarian: Teased throughout the series. She hints at storing humans for the winter to Marisa in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', ''[[UniverseCompendium Perfect Memento In Strict Sense]]'' says she might attack humans from the outside world to keep her youkai status, and she openly admits in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' that Gensokyo's youkai's "food supply" comes from the outside world.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Most of the fluctuations in the Great Hakurei Barrier that can send clueless humans into Gensoukyou are her doing, "spiriting away" some of the folk she finds ''fascinating''. In fanon this sometimes is manifested as literally taking people home with her.
* KansasCityShuffle: In ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''. [[BatmanGambit Relying on Remilia's greed to create a decoy]] is one thing. ''[[spoiler:Being a second decoy]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is quite another]].
* LadyOfWar
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=195XntreoMc "Necrofantasia"]] from PCB (a remix/expansion of the chorus of Ran's theme), and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3xMfbu6MzU "Night Falls ~ Evening Star"]] from the fighting games.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine [=/=] TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Yukari is elegant and manipulative, compared to the tomboyish and honest Reimu. [[WordOfGod According to ZUN]] she was designed as a {{Foil}} to Reimu with similar powers so that they could team up in ''Imperishable Night''.
* LimitedWardrobe: Avoided. She wore a western-style one-piece dress in her debut appearance in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', but ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' gave her a new dress in a mishmash of western and Chinese styles to further symbolize her boundary-related powers. Although the latter outfit appears to have stuck in the games for the time being, fanworks tend to depict her in either outfit, depending on the artist's tastes. Yukari also wears a unique purple sleeveless dress with white shirt underneath in the Boundary Team ending in ''Imperishable Night'', meaning she averted this trope within a single game. And in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' and ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' she appears with different sets of clothes.
* MeaningfulRename: "Yukari Yakumo" is not her real name, but something she chose to call herself; she also gave Ran her current name. Fans sometimes use this as evidence that she is really an older [[Characters/TouhouOtherOfficialWorks Maribel Hearn]]. Chapter 26 of ''Curiosities of Lotus Asia'' features Rinnosuke pondering the possible reasons she chose that name.
* MightyWhitey: Maybe. It's been implied that Yukari was originally a Western human ([[MukokuSeki not that you could tell from the art]]).
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Yukari seems more interested in preserving the balance between humans and youkai (or possibly even helping humans) than in helping youkai, though she tries to cover it up (which is one of the reasons she rarely acts directly). It's implied that [[ProHumanTranshuman she was originally human herself]].
* NotMeThisTime: Most of the fights against Yukari in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' are the result of the player character assuming that she must be the cause behind the incident and attacking her.
* TheOmniscient: Yukari is likely the most well-informed person in Gensokyo, deriving from her network of shikigami spies, divination magic, ability to travel to the outside world and the lunar capital, and possibly [[TrappedInThePast being from the future]].
* OmniscientMoralityLicense
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's such a powerful magic user that not only is her shikigami an old and mighty {{kitsune}}, but her shikigami has its own shikigami (and ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'' shows that she simultaneously uses numerous lesser shikigami as spies). She occasionally tutors Reimu in the use of her own powers.
* OperaGloves: In at least her ''PCB'' appearance.
* OppositesAttract: Despite being on opposing sides of the human-youkai conflict, and even being perhaps the primary representatives of their sides, Yukari and Reimu seem to be helping each other more often than not.
* OxymoronicBeing: According to Akyuu in ''[[UniverseCompendium Perfect Memento in Strict Sense]]'', despite being a youkai she has has almost never been seen actually attacking humans (though Akyuu assumes she is just doing it outside Gensokyo). A popular [[EpilepticTrees fan theory]] is that Yukari has managed to build [[TheDreaded such a terrifying reputation]] that she can generate enough human fear to sustain herself just by ''showing up''.
* ParasolOfPain: She always carries a parasol and uses it as a weapon in the fighting games.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: What her parasol is normally portrayed as in both canon and fanon artwork.
* PhysicalGod: Sort of straddles the line between being one and not being one. On the one hand, Gensokyo has ''actual'' gods among its population, which discourages the literal application of the trope. On the other hand, she has the raw power of a god and then some, and is one of the beings responsible for creating and maintaining Gensokyo as it is now.
* PortalNetwork: It's implied that her powers tap into one of these, relying on spiritual similarity between two places rather than connecting any two arbitrary points. However, it has so many entry points that it usually makes no difference. Most notably, she can only access the Lunar Capital by opening a portal inside the reflection of the full moon on a large body of water.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Her ability to manipulate boundaries normally manifests as a combination of {{Hammerspace}} and Instant PortalPicture To Anywhere. [[FreudWasRight And looks suspiciously like a vagina.]] With multiple unblinking eyes staring from the inside.
* PurpleIsPowerful: See ColorfulThemeNaming under Chen.
* RealityWarper: According to Akyuu (who admits that [[UnreliableExpositor some of her profiles are exaggerated]], but not which or how):
-->The ability to manipulate boundaries is a terrifying ability capable of fundamentally undermining reality. As far as we know, everything is built upon the existence of boundaries. If there was no water surface, there could be no lake. If there was no sky line, neither mountain nor sky could exist. Were it not for the Great Barrier, even Gensokyo itself wouldn't exist. If there were no boundaries, everything would probably exist as a single enormous object. Thus, the ability to manipulate boundaries is by logic an ability of creation and destruction. It essentially creates a new being, or rejects the existence of a being. [...] It's said that this ability is not limited to physical space, but also applies to pictures, others' dreams, and even stories.
** StoryBreakerPower
* SchrodingersButterfly: Footnote 5 in Yukari's entry from ''[[UniverseCompendium Perfect Memento in Strict Sense]]'':
--> Indeed, she may spend the winters and the daytime, when she claims to be sleeping, in the outside world, and some even say that the world in Yukari's dreams ''is'' the outside world.
* ShroudedInMyth: Appears to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this deliberately.
* StatuesqueStunner: Being one of the tallest characters, mysterious and powerful, Yukari gets this treatment in fanart a lot.
* StoneWall: From ''Immaterial and Missing Power'': "Her fighting style is completely different from a human's measure. It's neither fast nor heavy-hitting. It is uncertain whether she is really tough or not. Her attitude makes you feel as if [[JustToyingWithThem you're being teased by her]], which is really irritating even if you manage to defeat her."
* SupernaturalIsPurple
* SuperpowerLottery: Definite winner.
* TalkingThroughTechnique: Does this with Yuyuko, most famously in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'' where it's used to catch the Lunarians off-guard.
* {{Telepathy}}: Appears to display this ability in the ''Manga/EasternAndLittleNatureDeity'' short story ''Fairy of the Moon''.
--> Luna, who thought she had erased all surrounding sounds, somehow heard a voice calling out to her. [...] Luna instantly knew that the owner of that voice was a dangerous youkai. She had erased all sound, so if she could hear this voice, it wasn't normal. Because it was a voice she heard in her heart.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: [[MemeticMutation She thinks with]] VideoGame/{{Portal}}s!
* ThinkingUpPortals: One of the most common uses of her power.
* TricksterMentor: Acts this way towards Reimu.
* {{Troll}}: Fanon depicts Yukari as one of these, to the point where there's a pool on Danbooru dedicated to her trolling of the other characters.
** It's very apparent in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody as well.
** And then there's ''Manga/TouhouBougetsushou''. [[spoiler:Even after being trolled by Yuyuko, who stole ''only'' a bottle of 1000-year-old sake from the Moon, Yukari goes on to troll Eirin by serving her the very same sake in the last chapter of ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'', leaving Eirin baffled about how Yukari got it.]]
* TheWallsHaveEyes: Her "gaps" are often shown filled with unblinking eyes (and occasionally ''arms'', struggling to get out). Some of her spell cards in ''Hisoutensoku'' create singular eyes that [[EyeBeams shoot beams]].
-->'''''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Touhou_Hisoutensoku/Spell_Cards/Yukari_Yakumo#Spell_Card_1 Magic Eye "Laplace's Demon"]]''''' - A large number of eyes appear staring at the enemy. Once the eyes see an exploitable weakness, they attack. It seems this is how Yukari [[TheOmniscient knows what's going on in all of Gensokyo at all times]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: DarkerAndEdgier fan stories with Gensokyo's existence on the line will typically have Yukari going to extremes to preserve it, inevitably raising the ire of the current protagonists (usually for good reason). See: ''[[FanFic/DiamondInTheRough Diamond In The Rough]]''.
* AWizardDidIt: In fanon, she's usually the wizard that did it.

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!Debuted in ''Immaterial and Missing Power''

[[folder:Suika Ibuki]]
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::''Tiny Hyakki Yakou''
::'''Suika Ibuki'''

-->''"Your chi can't beat my chi. [[IAmTheNoun I AM chi.]]"''

An oni with the power to manipulate density, which extends to gathering or dispersing emotions and people, along with more destructive applications. She caused the inhabitants of Gensoukyou to have more parties for a while, hoping to attract more of her kind to Gensoukyou and reuinite her people that had been scattered long ago. Currently living in Bhava-Agra (one realm of Heaven) after threatening the inhabitants to allow her to stay there.

!!!Tropes associated with Suika:

* AdaptationDyeJob: Suika's sprites in fighting games represent her with brown hair, however, her artwork shows her with light orange hair. Her sprite in ''Double Spoiler'' confirms that her hair color is more orange than brown. Though, fanworks sometimes depict her as blonde or brunette, depending on the artist's preferences or color judgements.
* {{Badass}}: She tore Tenshi a new one so badly that she had to ''give up a chunk of Heaven to her just to make Suika stop''.
** Turns out Tenshi banked on Suika getting as bored of Heaven's pleasures as herself and would leave rather quickly before anyone noticed, as she gave up that land without telling anyone. Unfortunately for Tenshi, oni have a [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave much higher appreciation for Bhava-Agra's endless feasts]] than she does.
* BirdRun: Her method of walking normally.
* ChainedByFashion: Her wrists and the back of her hair sports shackles and short chains, and these chains are connected to geometric shapes.
* CuteBruiser: Noticeably younger-looking than most of the cast. Can tear apart mountains with her bare hands.
* CuteGiant: Suika is normally pretty small and adorable, but has the ability to change her size at will. She's still adorable when she's huge, but you're probably not thinking such as you're trying to avoid getting squashed by her!
* DrunkenMaster: She's almost always drunk, and yet a formidable opponent. ZUN even states in her profile that she becomes ''stronger'' the more intoxicated she becomes.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Her guarding animation has her ''drinking from her gourd.'' Even more ridiculous is her crouch guard, where she does the same thing ''while lounging.''
* FireBreathingDiner: For one of her attacks in the fighting games, Suika takes a sip from her gourd before spewing out a wave of fire.
* FinalBoss
* GlacierWaif: She could probably move glaciers.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: Her gourd is connected to a chain, which lets Suika use it as an EpicFlail for a few attacks.
* HairDecorations: She wears short chains and a bow in her hair, and also has a bow tied to one of her horns.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: She carries a magic gourd of sake that never runs dry. No one has seen her sober.
** Apparently every oni (or at least the ones [[NominalImportance cool enough to be named]]) have an artifact associated with drinking alcohol, hers being the Ibuki Gourd.
* HornedHumanoid
* IntangibleMan: Suika can become mist at will.
* InterfaceScrew: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Pandemonium"]], Suika's last spell as the FinalBoss in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' destroys portions of the game HUD as she takes more and more damage, eventually leading to the near-breakdown of reality itself.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gP3J--2-HA "Onigashima in the Fairyland ~ Missing Power"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGlt8rLwWzQ "Broken Moon."]]
* LittleMissSnarker: Jolly most of the time, she nevertheless has harsh comments for everyone in ''Immaterial and Missing Power''. Probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since oni are known to hate liars, and as such [[BrutalHonesty she wouldn't believe in sugarcoating her words]].
* MesACrowd: She can make tiny clones of herself, using her power to manipulate density.
* PalsWithJesus: One of the very few people who calls Yukari a friend, having known each other well before the Great Hakurei Barrier was created.
* PaperThinDisguise: In ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'', she tries to disguise herself as a sake vendor, only for a barging Reimu to instantly recognize her.
--> '''[[DeadpanSnarker Kasen]]''': [[LampshadeHanging Well, if you have to disguise yourself, you'll have to at least hide your horns.]]
--> '''Suika''': It's cool. [[TemptingFate No one but you has discovered my true identity.]]
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's officially one of the shortest characters in the series ([[{{Sizeshifter}} at least at her regular height]]), but she's also one of the physically strongest.
* SemanticSuperpower: Controls density. Physical density, like making herself into mist or just really big/small, and things like, say, population density.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: She can also change her size at will, either becoming a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever really large oni]] or a really small oni. She can even use her hair to form mini-Suikas. Interestingly enough, at her normal size she's one of the shortest characters in the series.
* SleevesAreForWimps
* StalkerWithoutACrush: She tells everyone in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' that she's been watching them, so she sometimes gets depicted like this.
* SuperSmoke: Part of her density powers. She's used this form to attack several bystanders in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit''.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Suika pretty much bullied Tenshi into giving up some Heaven real estate. Tenshi thought it would be over quickly as Suika would get as bored of Heaven as she did and leave. ''She was wrong''. To make it worse, that bit of Heaven Suika got? It wasn't Tenshi's. And Tenshi didn't tell anyone about the oni, either.

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!Debuted in ''Imperishable Night''

[[folder:Wriggle Nightbug]]
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::''The Insect Of Light Crawling In The Dark''
::'''Wriggle Nightbug'''

-->''"...C'mon, I'll shoot first if you don't!"''

A firefly youkai with the ability to control insects.

!!!Tropes associated with Wriggle:

* {{Bifauxnen}}: Since she's one of the few characters who have short hair and wear pants, a lot of fanart likes to depict her as looking very boyish, to the point where most posts of her on Danbooru get the "reverse trap" tag. In fanon she's often depicted with a personality similar to that of [[Manga/RozenMaiden Souseiseki]].
* BoyishShortHair: Which contributes to her fandom portrayal as a {{Bifauxnen}}.
* ButtMonkey: As with a lot of minor characters, she is often depicted as being abused by the more powerful denizens.
* DynamicEntry: [[labelnote:WRIGGLE KICK!]]To autocollect items in ''Imperishable Night'' you fly to the top of the screen and focus. Midboss Wriggle zooms in from the top of the screen with very little warning, so it's very common for a beginning player to die unexpectedly by colliding with Wriggle. This has [[MemeticMutation mutated]] into the WRIGGLE KICK![[/labelnote]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Gathering and controlling insects may not seem too impressive, but think about how many freaking ''scary'' insects there are: acid spitting hornets, bullet ants, killer bees, etc. Not to mention the vast ''[[ZergRush numbers]]'' of insects. And according to ''Perfect Memento In Strict Sense'', she is capable of gathering a demonic breed of harvest mites - a kind of microscopic bug, whose bites are hard to detect and fatally poisonous.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kAOz5huQg0 "Stirring an Autumn Moon ~ Mooned Insect"]]
* LittleBitBeastly: Firefly antennae.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Back-to-back bosses Wriggle and Mystia are often portayed as the respective tropes.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: This is on the ''other'' side of the {{Bifauxnen}}, a MemeticMutation that started with [[WordOfGod ZUN]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext confirming she is a girl]]. Fans went along with her dressing up as a guy, and why the above fanart makes her ''look like a guy''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mystia Lorelei]]
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::''Night Sparrow Youkai''
::'''Mystia Lorelei'''

-->''"A professional doesn't choose their songs."''

A night sparrow youkai who loves to sing. Her singing causes night-blindness to those who hear it, which in-game shrinks the player's field of view. She currently runs a food stand that sells grilled lamprey.

!!!Tropes associated with Mystia:

* BadassBoast: "All humans fear me in the darkness! If I wanted, I could call enough youkai here to eradicate every human in this land.", or "I'll show you the true terror of darkness!" It's all empty bluster, though. And she ''really'' makes herself look stupid by using the "terror of darkness" line when talking to ''Remilia''. A ''vampire''. You know, ''lord of the night''?
* BerserkButton: You'll either frighten or anger her if you talk about grilled/fried chicken around her.
* BookDumb: She's unable to read kanji, but she still runs a successful food stand.
* BrownNote: Her singing will cause confusion and possibly night-blindness for any human who hears it.
* BoisterousWeakling: Severely overstates her abilities. She's so confident that she can defeat the heroines that after she's defeated as a mid-boss, she ''immediately'' starts the boss battle. No other character in the series does this. After the border team beats her Yukari says "[[DeconstructedTrope A weakling acting strong leads to despair all the faster]]."
* ChewToy: Yuyuko's, both figuratively and literally. Rumia also tries to ''eat'' her during their combination attack in ''Touhou Soccer''.
* CoolShades[=/=]HellBentForLeather[=/=]TooManyBelts[=/=]ZettaiRyouiki: Her Choujuu Gigaku outfit along with Kyouko.
* CreepyChild: Likes singing. Likes [[ToServeMan eating people]]. Likes singing ''about'' eating people.
* InterfaceScrew: her night-blindess power reduces the player's field of view.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4y-pQb-UDA "Deaf to All but the Song"]]
* LittleBitBeastly: Night sparrow wings and, oddly enough, furry ears (which sparrows don't have). And talons, when artists remember to draw them.
* MeaningfulName: Her last name refers to the German folk legend of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorelei#Original_folklore_and_the_creation_of_the_modern_myth the Lorelei]], a water spirit whose beautiful singing voice would cause sailors to become distracted and then crash their ships into the rocks, drowning them.
* SnakeOilSalesman: In ''[[AllThereInTheManual Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red]]'', Mystia has started a food stand, selling grilled lamprey that she claims can help cure night-blindness. It turns out she's inducing the night-blindness with her songs and cancelling the effects herself as her customers eat.
* PunkRock: Together with Kyouko she becomes Choujuu Gigaku (''dance of bird and beast''), a punk group that holds 'guerrilla concerts' at the dead of night.
* [[TemporaryBlindness Temporary Night-Blindness]]: What you'll get if you listen to her song.
* UnusualEars: Feathered wing-shaped ears -- weirdly, as sparrows don't have external ears.
** [[FridgeBrilliance It's possible they are head wings like Koakuma's.]]
* WingedHumanoid: Sparrow wings, supposedly, though they actually have a weird bird/bat hybrid design. (Normal bird wings don't have separate fingers.)

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Keine Kamishirasawa]]
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::''Half-Beast Of Knowledge And History''
::'''Keine Kamishirasawa'''

-->''"Tonight, I'll make an imperial feast out of your history!"''

The were-hakutaku who protects the human village, she also runs a school. {{Fanon}} has it that various "child" characters, like Cirno, Mystia, Rumia, Daiyousei, and sometimes even Tenshi, Parsee, and Kisume, all attend her school as well, although this blatantly ignores the canon that she refuses to teach youkai. Possesses the ability to "eat" and hide history, and create brand new history in her hakutaku form, though she is [[HowDoIShotWeb really bad at controlling it]]. She's also one of Mokou's few friends.

!!!Tropes associated with Keine:

* {{Animorphism}}: She turns into a [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Hakutaku Hakutaku]] during the full moon, but it seems that the only apparent physical feature that changes is that she grows a tail and horns, complete with ribbon and her hair turns green.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Fanon sometimes portrays Keine as a gentle if stern person who becomes an AxCrazy psychopath that likes to CAVE people during a full moon.
* BoobsOfSteel: Often depicted as such due to her vaguely-defined powers, use of corporal punishment... and the resemblance of her hakutaku form to a cow.
* FantasticRacism: Keine is the first character in the series to express the sentiment that youkai and humans should be segregated. And it need not be said that she'd take the side of the humans if push came to shove (and indeed that's exactly what she does in IN). To be fair, it's based on the theory that youkai will die out if humans stop fearing them, so maintaining a mutually antagonistic relationship is for the benefit of both sides. Made especially interesting by the fact that her were-hakutaku nature causes her to be considered half-human and half-youkai.
** It's probably also connected with what the Hakutaku, or Bai Ze in the original Chinese, was. The Bai Ze is said to have approached the Yellow Emperor to warn him about 10,000+ different kinds of yaoguai (original Chinese term for what the Japanese call youkai), their respective threat levels, and how to arbitrate with, repel, and/or destroy them. The Bai Ze was very much a fantastic beast in its own right.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k6lVKllNYw "Plain Asia,"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNVg2qaAtnI "Extend Ash ~ Hourai Victim"]] for her Extra Stage appearance. Occasionally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bif5xgLR8Gk "Nostalgic Blood of the East ~ Old World"]] as well.
* LittleBitBeastly: When transformed.
* {{Lunacy}}: While she does turn into a hakutaku during a full moon, she doesn't become evil or anything. Though it's still best not to interrupt her work.
* MeaningfulName: If you read every single kanji in the name "Kamishirasawa" differently, it would be pronounced ue-hakutaku, ie: were-hakutaku with a Japanese accent.
* NiceHat: A bento box? A miniature pagoda?
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: In her case, a were-hakutaku.
* [[PaintItBlack Paint It Green]]: A variant - when she becomes a hakutaku, her blue dress turns green to match her hair.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Despite being partially youkai, she protects the human village from youkai.
* {{Protectorate}}: Both the human village and Mokou.
* SadistTeacher: Forgot to hand in your homework? ''Headbutt''. As noted in the supplementary materials, this is particularly painful on a full moon, when she has ''horns''. According to ''The Grimoire of Marisa'', she even uses spell cards in her lessons!
* {{Schoolmarm}}: In fanon, whenever she's shown teaching she's more often than not depicted as this. However, it's been {{Jossed}} as of ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'', where it's shown that she works at an elementary school with more than one teacher.
* StoneWall: Fan games usually place her somewhere between StoneWall and JackOfAllStats. Sometimes her hakutaku form is made a GlassCannon for contrast.
* UnPerson: Her ability as a human is to ''hide'' history, not destroy it. As in, ''hiding an entire Human village from history'' to make sure Youkai don't find it, yet still letting it exist. It is also a RunningGag in the fandom that missing characters were also hidden by her powers, like [[DummiedOut Rin Satsuki]].
* UseYourHead: Keine gives out headbutts to anyone who fails to hand in their homework. Getting headbutted on the full moon when she's in EX-mode is the other major definition of CAVED.

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[[folder:Tei Inaba]]
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::''White Rabbit of Good Fortune''
::'''Tei/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Tewi]] Inaba'''

-->''"I don't lie just for my own fortune, but for those I trick, too. If you want bring good fortune to someone, you've got to lie."''

An earth rabbit youkai and leader of the earth rabbits of Eientei. Her explicit power is the ability to bring good luck to people, but usually she's just a prankster. Started as another stage midboss with no dialogue, only a name and profile, but later got more coverage, including a major role in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''.

!!!Tropes associated with Tei:

* AscendedExtra: She was originally a midboss who wasn't even named in-game, just in the [[AllThereInTheManual manual]]. She however got a speaking role in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' and then became one of the main characters of ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''.
* TheBarnum: In an [[AllThereInTheManual interview]] she claims that while she's selling people lies, she still sort of gives them what they want.
* BornLucky: It's her explicit power to bring luck to other people, but as shown in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', she can use her power for herself as well. This resulted in the finding of a gold and jewels filled chest and... an anti-tank mine.
* CrazyPrepared: Again in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', Tei is shown to have packed sake on a fishing trip to go along with the fish they catch. When Reisen says it's only good if they caught fish, Tei pulls out four dried sardines on a stick, just in case the trip is a total loss.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: The majority of the Fanon usually draw her barefoot.
* ImmortalImmaturity: While very intelligent and capable of handling responsibility, she much prefers mischief.
* KingIncognito: In ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'', Reisen asks why Tei's shenanigans are tolerated. Eirin's private thoughts reveal to the reader that it's ''Tei'' who allowed the Moon natives to stay in Eientei when they first arrived, offering to help keep the exiles hidden so long as Eirin shared her knowledge with the earth rabbits, whom all obey Tei. The reason the Earth rabbits obey Kaguya and Eirin is only because Tei tells them to. So the Lunarians are not tolerating Tei. ''Tei'' is tolerating ''them.''
* {{Leitmotif}}: Her official theme in Phantasmagoria of Flower View is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDs77a_tUnE "Lord Usa's Elemental Flag,"]] but she's more associated with the stage five theme from Imperishable Night, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bOia1EgdQA "Cinderella Cage ~ Kagome, Kagome."]]
* LittleBitBeastly: Earth rabbit.
* RascallyRabbit: Naturally. It's implied that this is a characteristic of Earth rabbits that Moon rabbits aren't seen to display.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She was specifically mentioned as being one of the oldest youkai in Gensoukyou. There are records of her existence dating back to the creation of Gensoukyou, which makes her over ''1300'' years old. If you take ''The White Hare of Inaba'', a tale of a trickster rabbit, as the legend Tei is based off of, then this places her as ''several thousand years old'', as the myth appears in the Kojiki, the oldest surviving text of Japan.
** And since youkai [[StrongerWithAge gain power with age]], it's no wonder she's so carefree in everything she does. Even if, as a youkai rabbit, she'll never be a powerhouse, [[{{Fanon}} her luck powers have likely developed to the point that she's literally incapable of being harmed]].
* ScrewySquirrel: She is a known chronic habitual liar, a prankster (usually at Reisen's expense), and [[LittleMissConArtist a scammer]].
* SpeciesSurname: Inaba is what Kaguya calls all rabbits. It probably refers to the fairy tale ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_of_Inaba The Hare of Inaba.]]''
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her given name has also been spelled "Tewi". However, the "wi" character has been rendered obsolete in modern Japanese, and is pronounced the same as the Japanese "i" anyway. Considering that Tei is supposed to be [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over 1200 years of age]], the "wi" character could have been chosen as a note to her actual age, despite her childish looks and attitude. See also Tenshi's entry.
* TheTrickster
* {{Troll}}: Fanon often depicts her going too far with her pranks. Like Yukari, this has earned her a Danbooru pool of her trolling.

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[[folder:Reisen Udongein Inaba]]
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::''Lunatic Moon Rabbit''
::'''Reisen Udongein Inaba'''

-->''"I'll show you two everything of the moon's insanity!"''

A Lunar Rabbit who fled from the Lunar War,[[labelnote:*]][[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy which supposedly started with Neil Armstrong landing on the moon and planting a flag]][[/labelnote]] abandoning her comrades. It's not known whether [[DirtyCoward she did it out of cowardice]] or something else. She was found in Eientei by Kaguya and became her pet and Eirin's student. Nicknamed "Udonge" by the latter and "Inaba" by the former (though that is how Kaguya refers to all rabbits), Reisen now loyally serves and protects her master and teacher. Being a Lunar Rabbit, she is gifted with the [[MagicalEye madness-inducing eye]], though ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' reveals that her eyes also control waves in general, including mind waves and electromagnetic waves.

!!!Tropes associated with Reisen:

* AlternateCharacterReading: Reisen's spell card names are an oddity - they all have one name in kanji, but they're then given an official pronunciation in katakana, which creates a totally different phrase. For example, her first spell card's name is "Wave Sign: Red Eyes Hypnosis," but going by the katakana will get you "Wave Sign: Mind Shaker". Interestingly, only the katakana expression will change with difficulty level.
* BadassBoast: "The moon can drive people mad. So can you really beat me, the rabbit whose eyes contain the moon's power?"
* BadassInANiceSuit: She only wore a suit jacket in her first game appearance, and exclusively wore short-sleeved dress shirts in all subsequent games, but the suit has become her IconicOutfit. In ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', she wears the suit most of the time, and only takes the jacket off in summer.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Her power, aside from being able to manipulate waves, is to [[MindRape drive people insane]] with her eyes. She doesn't really do this, though; she's depicted as one of the most level-headed characters in all of Gensoukyou, and only uses this power during ''Imperishable Night'' in order to protect Kaguya.
* ButtMonkey: Everyone Reisen met treated her as a ButtMonkey in the semi-canonical ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''. She often suffers through ''"punishment time [[SayItWithHearts <3]]"'' at the hands of her master Eirin who sometimes knocks her out for days at a time, takes the brunt of whatever whims [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Princess Kaguya]] is having, and is the favorite target of Earth rabbit Tewi for her pranks. Both Mokou and Keine considered eating her, Suwako beat her up, Patchy teleported her into a wall after she almost got eaten by BooksThatBite, she almost became bait for Flandre, Alice used her as bait against a carnivorous mushroom, Reisen II kicked her in the face when she landed, Yorihime ran her through TrainingFromHell, and even Wriggle, a stage one boss, completely overwhelmed her with her bugs. Poor MoonRabbit.
* ConfusionFu: Fittingly for a character who induces insanity.
** In {{Danmaku}} games, her gimmick is bullets that do not behave as they initially appear. Bullets will seem to fly in all directions, only to fold into patterns that are manageable if the player didn't panic and try to dodge the initial pattern. Bullets will vanish, multiply and divide, slow to a crawl at the oddest times, etc.
** In the fighting games, her moveset is similarly built around deceptive attacks, like a missile whose explosion appears ahead of the missile itself, two physical attacks that look the exact same on startup, or a movement technique that creates copies of herself.
* CulturalPosturing[=/=]InsufferableGenius: Occasionally shown to look down on Earthlings for being inferior to Lunarians. Notably in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'' she bursts into laughter on seeing Remilia's attempt at building a spaceship, only to be corrected by [[TheProfessor Eirin]] that it's astonishingly well-designed.
* DoubleMeaning: She is a Lunatic Rabbit. This can be taken to mean that she causes insanity, and it also fits her because of the fact that she is ''from the moon''.
* ExplosiveOverclocking: Drinking too many potions (more than 3) in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' causes an explosion and a loss of the buffs given by the potions. Despite the loss of the buffs, this is actually a useful attack. The explosion does not harm Reisen herself and deals ludicrous amounts of damage to her opponent.
* EyeBeams: As an attack in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'', and expanded on in ''Hisoutensoku'' with her new ''Red Eye "Viewing The Circle Moon (Lunatic Blast)"'' spell card.
* FacialProfiling[=/=]FantasyCounterpartCulture: In ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' she is sometimes drawn with features common to Japanese depictions of Caucasians (such as a prominent nose when seen from the side), albeit she's considerably more lanky than the stereotype.
* FingerGun: Fanworks love showing off her skills without guns by using this instead. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=Cc6SKGXJpEc This, for example, shows it off.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: If she does ''that'', you are [[MindRape fucked]].
* TheGunslinger: In Touhou fanworks, Reisen is the character who is most likely to be seen with a gun of some sort. Though given the nature of her danmaku, she's just as likely to be depicted firing actual bullets ''without'' a gun.
* {{Invisibility}}: Sometimes (usually in the fighting games) she makes appearances by revealing herself to have been in the room, invisible, the whole time. It's part of her manipulation of waves; by keeping light waves from contacting her, she becomes invisible.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY_KORpQPdI "Lunatic Eyes ~ Invisible Full Moon."]]
* LittleBitBeastly: MoonRabbit.
* {{Lunacy}}: In both senses of the word.
* MasterOfIllusion: She can use her MagicalEye to induce illusions/repositioning objects to her liking, enough to cause [[MindRape lunacy]] to the target. Ironically, given her powers, she is said to be [[OnlySaneMan one of the most stable characters in the series]].
* MeaningfulRename: On the moon she was known simply as "Reisen"... or at least [[JapaneseRanguage something that would be approximated in Japanese phonics as Reisen]]. When she moved to Earth she started spelling her name as 鈴仙 (pronounced Reisen) and added a surname, to better blend in.
* MindRape: The usual result of her powers.
* MoonRabbit
* MoralMyopia: In [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Bohemian_Archive_in_Japanese_Red/Reisen her article]] in ''Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red'', she launches a protest against a Hakurei Shrine festival serving rabbit meat. Then launches another protest when the festival no longer has any meat to eat. Then dismisses [[{{Tengu}} Aya's]] uneasiness with the festival serving poultry. To make things worse, it's unclear if the youkai rabbits even care about the issue or if Reisen is just dragging them along.
* MundaneUtility: In ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' she uses her knowledge of waves to create and sell an ultrasonic pest repellant.
* NoSell: Her power over waves makes the stealth abilities of the [[Characters/TouhouOtherOfficialWorks Three Fairies of Light]] useless against her.
* OnlySaneMan: [[{{Irony}} Ironic]] since she's a master of [[MindRape Lunacy]].
* RapunzelHair
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: The LighterAndSofter version, but one interpretation is that everyone treats Reisen as the ButtMonkey as a kind of karma for her deserting the moon's army during wartime.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Her most serious portraits tend to depict her as this.
* SmallGirlBigGun[=/=]TheGunslinger: Reisen is often depicted in fanon carrying and using a wide variety of guns, from pistols, rifles, and uzis, up to rocket launchers and even a turret-mounted chain gun. Conversely, she is just as often depicted firing bullets from her fingers, with just the index finger pointed and thumb raised, as she does in the fighting games. Because of this, Reisen is the only ''Touhou'' character who may actually qualify as a [[HyperspaceArsenal Walking Arsenal]].
* ShoutOut: Reisen has [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku, Rin/Len, Luka, Meiko, Kaito, Gakupo and Gumi]] as alternate palettes in ''Hisoutensoku". In Imperishable Night, one of her spellcards has the opponent's screen surrounded by a look [[Film/JamesBond down the barrel of a gun]].
* SpeciesSurname: See Tewi above.
* SwissArmySuperpower: Her power over waves has a huge number of uses, albeit most of them boil down to "sense things" or "confuse enemies".
* TelepathicSpacemen: All {{Moon Rabbit}}s are telepathic.
* {{Telepathy}}
** Reisen can communicate psychically with any other moon rabbit. Normally she doesn't in order to hide Eientei from the Moon, but in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'', Eirin has her asking other moon rabbits about rumours about spies and an incoming attack from Earth. [[spoiler: Which, intentionally on Eirin's part, caused those rumours to start existing]].
** She can also read peoples' brainwaves, giving her a rough idea of their personalities (or at least their pace in life), and can forcibly speed them up or slow them down to [[MindRape screw with their minds]].
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Reisen is an odd case. When she's a minor character she's sometimes shown with an inflated sense of self-worth, yet very little of this shows up in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' (where she's an actual protagonist).
* ZettaiRyouiki: In her article in ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense''. Nowhere else, though.

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[[folder:Eirin Yagokoro]]
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::''Brain Of The Moon''
::'''Eirin Yagokoro'''

-->''"There are also foolish humans who deliberately come all the way to the moon, and in the end, stick a flag on it as if it were their own. That's why Earthlings have always been, are now, and will forever be inferior."''

A Lunarian and a genius pharmacist who serves Princess Kaguya. She is the one who created the Hourai Elixir consumed by Kaguya and Mokou, as well as many other miraculous inventions. Eirin was an elite member of the moon's ruling class and part of the Lunar envoy sent to retrieve Kaguya, but instead betrayed and killed the other envoys and fled into hiding with Kaguya at Eientei. During the events of ''Imperishable Night'' it was she who stole the moon, by sealing Earth itself in a magic chamber, thus preventing the Lunarians from coming to Earth. Subsequently she has opened a pharmacy catering to both humans and youkai.

!!!Tropes associated with Eirin:

* [[FunctionalMagic Alchemy]]: She makes immortality potions along with her varying medicines and potions.
* ArcherArchetype: Calm, cunning, often depicted with a bow and arrows,[[note]]She's never seen using them in-game, but was depicted firing danmaku from her bow in her illustration in ''The Grimoire of Marisa''[[/note]] and effectively a SpaceElf to boot.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: She is implied [[AllThereInTheManual in an ingame spell-card description]] to have been responsible for the failure of the Apollo 13 mission.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sure she's polite most of the time, and in her day job she's a physician, but she's also one of the founders of a civilisation with a rather bloody history and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty if she has to.
* BoobsOfSteel: To go along with the other members of the {{fanon}} CastHerd "Old Maids Alliance": Yukari, Yuyuko, Kanako and Byakuren.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Well, by Lunarian standards. She created the Hourai Elixir, which as a source of 'impurity' is a major taboo. She also murdered the Lunarians sent to retrieve Kaguya.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In the first Moon Invasion when Eirin was still a respected sage, '''[[TheArchmage Yukari]]''' of all people got caught in one of her traps. The gap youkai still bears a grudge for that...
** DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Fortunately however, neither Yukari nor Eirin recognize each other from that incident. To Eirin, Yukari is just a really powerful youkai to watch out for, while Yukari believes Eirin is a Lunarian spy who hasn't been shown the ropes in Gensokyo (she tries to teach her to fear youkai, since she lives as a human). Ironically ties in with an almost-literal take on the trope when Yukari serves Eirin sake.
* TheDragon: Noted to be both stronger and [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration harder]] than the final boss Kaguya.
* FinalBoss: Of the A-route.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Eirin usually does most of the work at Eientei while Kaguya does nothing much at all. Though, Eirin usually delegates most physical work to Reisen.
* InsufferableGenius: Mild example, as while condescension and even outright mocking are not uncommon, she is generally a pleasant person, especially when considering that as possibly the most intelligent person in the solar system she must deal with the equivalent of ignorant children on a constant basis. It's noted she's hostile to people who can't understand what she says, even when dumbed down.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The plot of ''Imperishable Night'' is caused by Eirin trying to protect the Lunarian fugitives from possible arrest by the authority of the Moon. Eirin is afraid that everyone in Gensokyo is secretly trying to sell her and her charges, which is justified when you look at the relationship between Gensokyo and the Lunarians. Help us, Eirin.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAy3nlATLkk "Gensokyo Millennium ~ History of the Moon".]]
* MadDoctor: The worst she's devised are nightmare pills[[note]]an offshoot of the sweet dreams pills[[/note]] for people who are bored with their lives (and only after Aya keeps bothering her about medicine that doesn't help people); ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' (which is a gag series and questionably canon) adds "fish bait" that caused fish to mutate into monsters and bamboo fertilizer that made bamboo grow impossibly fast and strong. In {{Fanon}} it's a whole other story.
** MotherlyScientist: The ''other'' (rare) Fanon interpretation.
* TheMedic: Eirin is Gensoukyou's resident doctor.
* OutsideContextVillain: It's saying something when ''[[TheOmniscient Yukari]]'' can't even get the facts right, mistaking Eirin for a Lunarian spy when she's actually a (former) Lunarian ''sage''. More to the point, the magnitude of ''Imperishable Night'''s incident was enough to get Yukari to intervene personally, which is quite a feat.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: This is what it looked like from the moon's perspective anyway. She continues to be the most wanted criminal on the moon, thousands of years later, but the people in charge of her capture still sympathize with her.
** ImmortalityImmorality: Taking the Elixir is this in the Lunarians' eyes ([[Franchise/MassEffect it's a blight on moon purity]]), and her making it made her crime ''worse''.
* [[PetTheDog Pet The Rabbits]]: Becoming a resident doctor for Gensokyo after the events in ''Imperishable Night''. Adopting Medicine Melancholy into the household at the end of ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. Allowing Reisen #2 to return unharmed to the Moon. Warning her (former) disciples, the Watatsuki sisters, of possible plot by Yukari.
* PhysicalGod: Often implied to be the Shinto god of knowledge Omoikane, also known as '''Ya-gokoro'''-omoi-kane-no-mikoto, and in the interview with ZUN at the end of ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'', he implies that she's one of the "higher class of gods" that live on the moon, as opposed to the native gods that live on the Earth.
* PlayingWithSyringes: A common {{fanon}} trait for more villainous or "[[DarkerAndEdgier edgier]]" portrayals. Kaguya claims she was like this a long time ago, when she reached the Earth.
* TheProfessor: Has absurd intelligence and scientific aptitude even by Lunarian standards. She mastered quantum teleportation in the Stone Age. She may or may not be [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic the inventor of magic]]. Listening to her physics lectures has been known to give people EnlightenmentSuperpowers. When they call her the "Brain of the Moon", it's for good reason.
* ProudScholarRaceGirl: She calls humans too stupid to get her charms in IN during the Border Team scenario. Akyuu says she comes off as a jerk to people to who don't get what she's talking about, or are obviously idiots.
* RapunzelHair: At least reaches past her hips and she usually has it in a large braid. However, in the later chapters of ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' she has been seen wearing it loose.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Likely 2000+ years old, but some vague hints suggest she may be ''[[TimeAbyss older than humanity itself]]'', if her dialogue with Sakuya suggests anything. At the very least, she was instrumental in the founding of Lunar civilisation some tens of thousands of years ago.
** To delve into Eirin's age from canon info: Eirin is older than Tsukuyomi (as said by Toyohime in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate''). Tsukuyomi is a son of Izanagi. The three noble children, Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi and Susanoo, were born when Izanagi returned from his terrible quest to meet the dead Izanami, and cleansed himself. In other words, they were born quite some time after Izanagi and Izanami had created the islands of Japan. According to ''[[Music/ZUNsMusicCollection Izanagi Object ~ Neo-traditionalism of Japan]]'', Izanagi and Izanami created Japan 25 million years ago. So Eirin's age might be on a time scale comparable to that.
* SayItWithHearts: Any time she says "Punishment time" to Reisen, in ''Inaba''.
* ShoutOut: One of her spellcards is named after ''TheGameOfLife''.
* SilverFox: Commonly depicted as such, due to her [[TimeAbyss extreme age]] compared to most of the cast.
* SpaceElf: Lunarians are extremely long lived people who look down on humans for not having the same utopian lifestyle that they do. InSpace.
* StatuesqueStunner: Generally depicted as the tallest inhabitant of Eientei, and one of the tallest characters in the franchise period. Notably ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' depicts Reisen as being quite tall compared to the inhabitants of the Human Village, but at least a head shorter than Eirin.
* SubordinateExcuse: Aside from the aforementioned betrayal and self-exile solely to be with Kaguya, she only manufactured the Hourai Elixir in the first place specifically because Kaguya asked her to do so.
* TimeAbyss: Likes to brag about her "infinite age" compared to other characters who are merely centuries old.
* TheUnpronouncable: Her real name cannot be pronounced by humans, and is always shown blanked out. The same applies for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e]], so it might be a common trait for Lunarians.
* WillfullyWeak: ZUN says she's actually far stronger than Kaguya, but she limits her power out of respect for the princess. Possibly, she's one of the strongest Lunarians, whom are already pretty high on the power scale. She was the teacher to [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter the Watatsuki sisters]] after all.

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[[folder:Kaguya Houraisan]]
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::''The Eternal Moon Princess''
::'''Kaguya Houraisan'''

-->''"My five requests that so many humans in the past have failed to complete... How many of them can you fulfill?"''

A Lunarian princess who was exiled to Earth centuries ago for having consumed the Hourai Elixir, which made her immortal. While on earth, her beauty attracted many suitors, including Mokou's father, but all were unable to complete her five impossible requests. When her exile had ended, she refused to return to the moon, and instead convinced Eirin to betray the Lunarians and escape into hiding with her. Her backstory is based largely on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tale_of_the_Bamboo_Cutter Tale of the Bamboo Cutter]], the oldest known example of Japanese literature and quite possibly the original {{science fiction}} tale.

!!!Tropes associated with Kaguya:

* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: All her regular spell cards are powered by the items from her impossible requests. She only uses her manipulation of eternity after she loses to break the imperishable night during her last spells.
* {{Archenemy}}: Mokou's.
* BreatheOnTheFan: In ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', chapter 2.
* CallOnMe: Fanon generally has her summoning Eirin as soon as trouble arises, instead of solving things herself. Funnily enough, in canon, ''she'' has actually come to ''Eirin's'' aid during the "Hourai Elixir" spell in ''IN''.
* CavalierCompetitor: ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' implies that she treats Mokou's feud with her like a game, whereas for Mokou it's SeriousBusiness.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her depiction in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''.
* TheCollector: She somehow has all of the items she demanded as part of her famous Five Impossible Requests, despite the fact that no one ever found or brought her any of them. Whether or not she had them ''before'' making the requests, or collected them afterwards herself or came by them through some other means, is unknown.
** As Marisa notes in her grimoire, Kaguya is unusual in two regards: First, in that her Spellcards don't follow a unified theme like virtually everyone else's, as each one derives from its item entirely. Second, that each Spellcard's power comes entirely from the item rather than Kaguya. In a way, this makes her virtually the Touhou equivalent to Gilgamesh from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.
** After ''Imperishable Night'', Kaguya starts expanding her Spellcard repetoire by collecting new items which are rare, unique or "impossible", including a wooden temple-ceiling that seems to be made of a single wooden panel... despite the fact that no tree could possibly be that big.
* CycleOfRevenge: It is stated that she kills Mokou back as often as Mokou kills her.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: As revealed in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate''.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
** BadassPrincess: She's designed to look like the Japanese idea of the PrincessClassic, but she's not exactly innocent and she can actually hold her own in a fight (that is, when she isn't making Eirin fight for her).
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her ''Impossible Request "Dragon Necklace"'', ''Impossible Request "Rainbow Danmaku"'', and ''"Tree-Ocean of Hourai"'' spellcards and their variations.
* FairyTale: She's literally a fairy tale [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]].
* GamerChick: Often depicted as one in fanworks to go along with the interpretation that she's a [[{{Hikikomori}} NEET]], [[AnachronismStew despite video games not being available in Gensokyo]].
* {{Hikikomori}}: Rarely leaves Eientei, except to pick fights with Mokou - and even then, prefers to send assassins at her. This led to MemeticMutation about her FanNickname NEET. But ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'' reveals that Kaguya rather wants to leave the mansion, explore Gensokyo and interact with its people... or at least find something to do.
** ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' implies that Kaguya most likely spent a great many years using her power of Eternity to make Eientei unchanging and undetectable, never leaving the mansion during that time. A very extreme extension of the lifestyle.
** The fact that Kaguya rarely leaves Eientei actually reflects the time period she was raised in: Japanese noblewomen weren't expected to go outside very often at all.
* HimeCut: Being based off of Kaguya-''Hime'', this is hardly a surprise.
* ImpossibleTask: Her stage is called "Five Impossible Requests", and her spell cards are named after the impossible requests from the original fairy tale.
* {{Immortality}}: Hourai immortals do not age or grow sick, and they [[ResurrectiveImmortality regenerate from anything]]. They are eternal, period. One can beat one by tiring them out and simply making them not want to fight you anymore, but it is literally impossible to kill one since the very concept of death has been removed from their being.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIwNJJ37LHk "Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess".]]
* NiceHat: Averted outright. One of the handful of ''Touhou'' characters to have no headgear of any kind.
* TheNicknamer: As stated in Tewi's entry, Kaguya refers to all rabbits as "Inaba", resulting in that part of the name for both Reisen and Tewi.
* {{Ojou}}: A Lunarian princess in self-imposed exile who currently lives in a mansion hidden deep within a bamboo forest. Also living with her is Eirin and a horde of rabbits, which includes Reisen and Tewi.
* PerfectRunFinalBoss: She's the boss of the B-route, which can only be accessed after completing the A-route. If you lose all your lives in Final B, you can't use a continue and are punted directly to a bad end. If you used a continue by the time you beat stage 5, it punts you into Final A and the boss fight with Eirin instead.
* PrincessesPreferPink
* PublicDomainCharacter: Her backstory is based of a Japanese folktale, but with a twist.
* RapunzelHair: It reaches her ankles.
* RebelliousPrincess: Kaguya was originally exiled to Earth for the crime of [[ImmortalityImmorality becoming immortal]]. Years later, she was forgiven for her crimes and Lunar emissaries were sent to bring her back to the Moon. However, she decided she would rather stay on Earth and proceeded to elude the emissaries while enlisting the aide of Eirin in the process. This would eventually lead to the events of ''Imperishable Night''.
* ShoutOut: In ''Shoot the Bullet'', [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Shoot_the_Bullet:_Level_9_Spell_Cards#Spell_Card_9_-_4 One of Kaguya's spell cards]] directly refers to The Red Stone of Aja, a McGuffin from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* SpaceElf
* SuperStrength: Possibly. In the ''Grimoire of Marisa'', Marisa talks about how Kaguya can lift a solid wooden panel, large and wide enough to be a temple's ceiling, using only her hands. Whether this is simple physical strength or a magic trick, or super-strength AS a magic trick, is unknown.
* TimeMaster: Her power is the manipulation of the Eternal and the Instantaneous. Her control over Eternity allows her to lock something in time, making it impossible for the thing to be detected, changed, or harmed. This power was what went into the Hourai Elixir. Her control over the instantaneous allows her to perform actions in intervals of time too small to be detected. It's suggested that she can mess with quantum events and manipulate alternate timelines with this power.
** Interestingly enough, when she discovers that the player's team has been causing the eternal night, she very quickly rips the spell apart using her power of Eternity. Which means that, in some respects, she's a stronger TimeMaster than Sakuya.
* TheUnreveal: In the last chapter of ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', we never find out what happened during the second Lunar Exposition because Reisen was drunk the whole time.
--> '''Kaguya:''' [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome So you don't remember]] [[NoodleIncident me at my best?]] [[TakeOurWordForIt I stunned everyone.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: She's often depicted with the Jewelled Branch of Hourai, one of her five impossible requests, and the last of her spell cards based on them.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: While Mokou's a more popular target, DarkerAndEdgier portrayals commonly depict her as having been driven [[AxCrazy insane]] by the pain/boredom of living forever, or angsting about it. The former is more popular than the latter, as a result of doujin artists taking "lunatic princess" ''too'' seriously.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: What Princess Kaguya was in "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter".

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[[folder:Fujiwara no Mokou]]
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::''Hourai Incarnate''
::'''Fujiwara no Mokou'''

-->''"My time is unlimited. That's why I must treasure this limited time."''

The Extra stage boss of ''Imperishable Night'', Mokou was the daughter of a nobleman (presumed to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_no_Fuhito Fujiwara no Fuhito]], the founder of the powerful Fujiwara clan) who was scorned by Kaguya centuries ago. She swore revenge against Kaguya, and ended up stealing the Hourai Elixir and consuming it, becoming immortal. Centuries later, after having completely forgotten about Kaguya over the years, they happened to meet again in Gensokyo and Mokou rekindled her grudge, if only to have a purpose in her infinite lifespan.

!!!Tropes associated with Mokou:

* AnimalBattleAura: Adapts an aura shaped like a [[ThePhoenix phoenix]] for her spell cards. Many fanworks portray them as [[HotWings wings of fire]] instead.
* AnimalMotif: Associated with ThePhoenix, due to her immortality and fire powers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Kaguya's. Although despite killing her on a regular basis Kaguya seems to regard her as more of a {{Sitcom Archnemesis}} than anything.
* BadassBoast: "Ghosts without a soul cannot be born... People who can't die cannot know the world of the dead. Eternally born into darkness is life. Eternal death at the end of the dark. I know not death and surpass this darkness. See this beautiful danmaku from the dark tales!"
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Somewhat more masculine-looking than most other characters, and one of the very few ones who wear trousers rather than a skirt or dress, so {{fanon}} often gives her a gruff and boyish personality to match her appearance. However, her RapunzelHair mostly excludes her from this trope.
* BlueBlood[=/=]TheClan: From the powerful [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_clan Fujiwara clan]].
* BonusBoss
* BoredWithInsanity: Went crazy for about three centuries by her reckoning, or so she tells Keine in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate''. She basically spent her time burning anything and anyone she came across. After that she spent another three hundred years in an apathetic depression doing absolutely ''nothing''.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: See StrongerWithAge below.
* CycleOfRevenge: She and Kaguya are constantly killing each other... with absolutely no success, since both are immortal anyway. Mokou seems to get some kind of [[InUniverseCatharsis catharsis]] from this. Evidence includes her character profile referring to their eternal stalemate as "magnificent", and in a chapter of ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'' Mokou makes reference to "the joys of killing each other over and over."
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Kaguya embarrassed her father (and by extension, her whole family) because the latter presented her with fake items of her [[ImpossibleTask impossible requests]]. Mokou has detested Kaguya ever since.
* DemonicPossession: Her survival card, ''Possessed By Phoenix''. Mokou's not-quite-yet resurrected spirit possesses the player's team, causing them to manifest her usual phoenix-wing aura, which begins to produce bullet-shooting familiars to attack the player.
* TheDeterminator: And how! You have to kill her multiple times in order for her to finally stop due to the pain from being killed over and over being too much for her to focus. And that's just the in game example.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Hates Kaguya enough to steal the Hourai Elixir she gave to the Emperor of Japan and attempt to kill her repeatedly... because Kaguya humiliated her father when he failed to complete her impossible requests for her hand in marriage. This is actually her excuse though. She actually was able to acquire the Elixir almost by chance in an attempt to annoy Kaguya and drank it in a moment of weakness. Eventually, immortal life proved too much of a yoke; when she migrated to Gensokyo, she was overjoyed to learn her enemy was around.
* [[ElementalPunch Elemental Kick]]: In {{fanon}}.
* ExtremityExtremist: {{Fanon}} tend to portray her this way, [[KickChick using only her legs in melee combat]].
* {{Fireballs}}: Most famously uses them in sprays themed after a phoenix's tail.
* ForgetsToEat: Only one of the many ways in which Mokou neglects her immortal body. She'll never actually die of hunger no matter how long she goes without eating, and she actually thinks that it's more her style to endure some hunger pains rather than look for food. However, when it gets to be too much pain, she will go ahead and make something to eat.
* GlassCannon: A funny case - an attentive player can see her dying after each emptied lifebar... [[{{Immortality}} and respawn right off the bat]]. She seems to have some trouble coming back for her last card.
* HandsInPockets: Of all the hands that ZUN hides, hers are the only ones that are actually kept in pockets. This has since become a rather common character tic of hers in fanworks.
* HimeCut: In an unusual color and with added decoration, but the distinctive side locks give it away. Mokou ''was'' a nobleman's daughter in about the right time period for it.
* HotWings: Her aura manifests in the shape of phoenix wings. Fandom sometimes gives her actual wings.
* {{Immortality}}: She'll keep [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrecting]] indefinitely, though that doesn't mean that getting killed doesn't hurt. Akyuu mentions that Mokou can regenerate if [[FromASingleCell even a single hair of her]] is all that's left. This applies for Kaguya too, but Mokou [[GoodThingYouCanHeal uses it more.]]
* ImmortalLifeIsCheap: Mokou and Kaguya are constantly literally killing each other so this comes naturally.
* IneffectualLoner
* InterGenerationalFriendship / MoralityPet: Fanworks [[FandomSpecificPlot often]] have her bond with one or more of the students at Keine's school, which helps crack her shell of cynicism. Cirno and Flandre are also common targets, the former for the fire/ice contrast and the latter because Flandre doesn't have to worry about [[PowerIncontinence losing control of her powers]] when she's around an immortal.
* ItsPersonal: Mokou's original grudge against and rivalry with Kaguya is because she embarrassed her father when he couldn't complete her "Impossible Requests", tried to cheat by presenting Kaguya with a fake, and Kaguya called him on it in front of everyone present.
* JerkassFacade: She'll help anyone who gets lost in the Bamboo Thicket or wants to cross it, but won't exchange a word with them, and in general she doesn't socialize. A rough demeanor and short temper add to it too.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KaizoTrap: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPm1hYbynlQ&t=4m26s Fire Bird -Legend of Immortality-]]'' in ''Impossible Spell Card''. If killed, Mokou launches a hard-to-dodge attack ''during her death animation'' then respawns at full health. But killing her resets the rapidly-increasing bullet density of the main spellcard, so...
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETTk83qis0w "Reach for the Moon, Immortal Smoke"]].
* MomentOfWeakness: During the trip down from Mount Fuji she was overcome by the desire for immortality and killed Iwakasa, the man carrying the elixir, and took it for herself. She has regretted that ever since.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: According to ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'', before Mokou became immortal she met a man named Iwakasa, a subordinate of the Emperor who was ordered to dispose of the Hourai Elixir and throw it into a volcano. She later kills him and steals the elixir in a moment of weakness, tempted by immortality. Mokou immediately feels guilt for what she had done and two of her spellcards (''Curse of Tsuki-no-Iwakasa'' and ''Honest Man's Death'') are named after him.
* OnlyFriend: Keine.
* [[PlayingWithFire Playing With]] [[HotWings Phoenix Fire]]: It's only reasonable for someone with fire magic and immortality to invoke the image of a phoenix, so she shoots firebird danmaku and [[BattleAura surrounds herself with an aura shaped like bird wings]]... which adds more [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolism]] about her immortality.
* PowerGivesYouWings
* RapunzelHair: It grows all the way down to the soles of her feet.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Kind of inherent in a cycle of revenge murders between immortals.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Some of her spell cards shoot blasts of fire shaped like birds.
* SmokingIsCool: Often seen smoking in fanart. It's not like she has to worry about the health effects. All started with side-story where she mentions cigarettes as the cause of a forest fire, which was in fact almost certainly started by her and Kaguya during one of their battles. Somehow fans assumed this means Mokou smokes.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S Romanization - Huziwara no Mokou.
* SphereOfDestruction: In ''Impossible Spell Card'', her ''Regretful Life "Immortality's Reckless Sacrifice"'' has her create these by ramming into the sides of the screen.
* StrongerWithAge: According to ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'', all the Hourai Elixir did was make her immortal. All of her firepower has come from more than a millennium and a half of practice. If you consider her to still be human, she is the only human EX-Boss in the entire series except Marisa in Fairy Wars.
* SuicideAttack[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: Tends to show little regard for her own safety in combat, to the point where she dies (and [[ResurrectiveImmortality respawns]]) after every spell. Some fanworks interpret this more directly as Mokou [[CastFromHitPoints burning her own life force to empower her attacks]].
* TheRival: To Kaguya.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She likes saying this to Kaguya in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', but never actually delivers on it, making her look like a {{tsundere}} rather than a mortal enemy.
* TrainingFromHell: In ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' she is shown to have developed a high tolerance for pain by intentionally taking danmaku point-blank to the face.
* {{Tsundere}}:
** The fanon portrayal - a rageaholic, short-tempered woman obsessed with Kaguya, to the point where she became immortal to wage eternal war on her. Canon [[TrollingCreator deliberately subverts this]] by turning her into an apathetic slacker who only wars with Kaguya out of boredom.
** Despite her grudge against Kaguya, she also feels that they mitigate each other's [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immor]][[WeAreAsMayflies tal lone]][[WeAllDieSomeday liness]] as no one else can, even with Kaguya being firmly on the LivingForeverIsAwesome side of things. ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'' has her explaining to Keine [[AntagonistInMourning how terrified she was]] when she heard about the Moon rocket in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''. She thought Kaguya was taking it to the Moon and was going to leave forever.
** There's also the JerkassFacade and pretty much anything she does in the semi-canonical ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''. Naturally, fans [[FoeYay exaggerate it for shipping purposes]].
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Finding Kaguya and getting into that cycle of mutual murders was a step '''up''' for Mokou after she spent most of her immortal life alone, alienated a from society that was suspicious and frightened of her agelessness. She also claims she went insane for 300 years and destroyed anyone who got near her. Notable for being the ''only'' immortal character in the entire series to not think LivingForeverIsAwesome, although she seems to have come to terms with her situation, finally.

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!Debuted in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''

[[folder:Aya Shameimaru]]
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::''Traditional Fantasy Reporter''
::'''Aya Shameimaru'''

-->''"Now then, time for a news story!"''

One of the crow tengu who live up on Youkai Mountain, Aya runs the newspaper known as the Bunbunmaru. Because she gets carried away and exaggerates things when writing articles, people don't really like to be featured in her paper. While she is strong, to the point that sometimes she accidentally wins fights when she was really just trying to take pictures for her newspaper, she prefers to work on her paper far more than fighting.

!!!Tropes associated with Aya:

* ADayInTheLimelight: She's the star of the of the 'Bunkachou' games (and to a lesser extent the [[AllThereInTheManual book]]), ''Shoot the Bullet'' and ''Double Spoiler''.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She can either be very determined in getting photos, or very [[TheDitz ditzy]]. [[CloudCuckoolander She's portrayed in both canon/fanon as mostly ditzy]].
* BlowYouAway: As a crow tengu, she has the traditional fan and the wind power to match.
* CameraFiend: In both canon and fanon, although in different ways.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Ayayayaya!"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was introduced as a fairly decent reporter and average tengu in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. Later portrayals have her a gonzo journalist and something of an outcast to some degree.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: She shows in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red]]'' that, while [[{{Kitsune}} Ran Yakumo]] may [[GoodWithNumbers enjoy doing math]] in her spare time, not everyone in Gensokyo shares her enthusiasm for the subject.
--> '''Ran''': Here, an equation of a thousand expressions. \\
'''Aya''': Ack! \\
'''Ran''': And here is the proof. \\
'''Aya''': Ughhhhh.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Her walking animation in the fighting games has her taking notes on her notepad while she walks. In the middle of a spell card duel. She doesn't waste any time in preparing her article, it seems.
* FirstPersonSnapshooter: In this case, taking photos of your enemies [[NonLethalKO defeats]] them - [[GameplayAndStorySegregation or so it seems]], judging by aforementioned spinoff games.
* HotScoop
* ILetYouWin: This is what her profile says about her fight with the player characters in ''Mountain of Faith'', as letting intruders gain access to the mountain without a fight would be suspicious.
* IntrepidReporter
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmlXXPVxQ3Q "Wind God Girl,"]] as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPTOQd9E6gE "Youkai Mountain ~ Mysterious Mountain."]]
* LostInTranslation: The name of her newspaper, ''Bunbunmaru'', translates roughly as "Sentence Sentence Period" but is also a {{Pun}} on her own name and catchphrase ("Bun" [[AlternateCharacterReading can also be read as]] "Aya"), and is pronounced the same as the nickname of baseball player Takahiro Ikeyama (equivalent to "Old Two-Strikes").
* MirrorMatch: Eiki uses her magic mirror to invoke this in ''Shoot the Bullet''.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Her taking photos ''during the middle of a heated battle'' results in some epic shots within {{Fanime}}.
* {{Paparazzi}}: While certainly non-canon considering the nature of the series, in fandom [[MemeticMutation Aya is often portrayed as a pervert who takes]] [[PantyShot compromising photos]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk1_44dhr7k of the other girls]], [[MemeticMolester going to any lengths to get those pictures]].
* PointyEars: Revealed to have these in the artwork for ''Double Spoiler''. Most fans seem to be trying to ignore this, but a sizable number have embraced the new look.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Hatate. Aya's the blue oni, having a much more dignified manner of speech and taking her reporting much more seriously. She is also more mature than Hatate... [[{{Fanon}} generally]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S Romanization of her last name - "Syameimaru".
* SuperSpeed: Easily one of the faster individuals in Gensoukyou, definitely ''the'' fastest, along with Hatate, as far as average speed goes.
* {{Tengu}}: Crow tengu.
* UnreliableNarrator: Admits to playing fast and loose with the truth when it suits her needs. Also [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Double_Spoiler/Spell_Cards/Stage_4 her comments about Nitori]] make no sense unless we invoke this.
* WingedHumanoid: Inconsistently shown with and without crow wings in official works, but has yet to be seen with wings in any of the games.

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[[folder:Medicine Melancholy]]
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::''Little Sweet Poison''
::'''Medicine Melancholy'''

-->''"You must be happy. You can die surrounded by poison."''

A doll that has come to life as a youkai, she works hard for the emancipation of all dolls. Unfortunately, most dolls are unable to live as she can. She has the power to control various kinds of poison.

!!!Tropes associated with Medicine:

* ArtificialHuman[=/=]LivingToy: She's a doll that gained sentience. It is likely the little doll that follows her around is the real Medicine and the big doll is an external body projection.
* BadPowersBadPeople: Played absolutely straight. She controls poison and is a genocidal CreepyChild maniac who rambles about [[NietzscheWannabe how humans should all die]] and has no problem killing everyone who stumbles into her field.
* CatchPhrase: "Konparo, konparo."
* CreepyChild[=/=]CreepyDoll: Easily the creepiest character.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Most of her pseudo-philosophical ramblings are this. Especially in Reisen's scenario, where she claims that (human) bodies are vulnerable to poison [[TakesOneToKillOne because they are made of poison]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYBJDVqdQJQ "Poison Body ~ Forsaken Doll."]]
* MadnessMantra: Given the chance, she'll lapse into rambles about poisons and their effects.
* MasterPoisoner: Mainly relies on flower-based toxins. In-game this manifests as poison clouds that slow the oponent down, making her one of the worst characters to be against.
* NietzscheWannabe: Harbors a fierce hatred towards humans, and will happily experiment her poisons on them.
* NonindicativeName: She is... somewhat less than medicinal.
* PoisonousPerson: Her body is permanently coated with a cocktail of poisons.
* ShoutOut: Her name comes from the RayBradbury short story collection ''A Medicine For Melancholy'', while her backstory is also similar to Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story ''Rappaccini's Daughter''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yuuka Kazami]]
See our Characters/TouhouPC98 page.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Komachi Onozuka]]
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::''Guide of the Sanzu River''
::'''Komachi Onozuka'''

-->''"I won't show mercy if you're going to interrupt my laid-back work."''

A {{shinigami}} whose job it is to [[TheFerryMan ferry the souls of the dead across the Sanzu River]] to await judgment. However, she's an incorrigible slacker, which ends up leading to the events of ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''[[note]]though the event was simply the 60-year cycle and not Komachi's fault; however, her slacking exacerbated the situation, if only a little[[/note]] when the amount of dead souls overwhelms her and begin accumulating in the world of the living.

!!!Tropes associated with Komachi:

* BerserkButton: She's easily one of the most laid-back and friendly characters in the series. But in her ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' scenario, when Tenshi killed ghosts to alter the weather and defeated her fellow shinigami to feign immortality, Komachi put aside her role as a ferryman and gave the Celestial a good old-fashioned attitude adjustment.
-->'''Komachi:''' Not underestimating a shinigami would be in your best interest. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Death comes even for the Celestials, you know?]]
** According to [=PMiSS=], not paying her right away will cause her to dump you into the Sanzu. In other words, she'll let you get horribly maimed by various sea life and deny you your afterlife for ''not paying immediately''. Some fans interpret this as just a threat and not something she'll actually do, though.
* BoobsOfSteel: Canonically depicted as having large breasts, although fandom has a habit of [[GagBoobs exaggerating it]]. And she is pretty strong in general and in the fighters, her melee strikes are damaging.
* BrilliantButLazy: One {{Fanon}} [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] is that the Yamas put up with her constant slacking and irreverent attitude because when she bothers to do her job, she's hypercompetent to the point that any amount of trouble with her work ethic is worth keeping her around. ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' pretty much confirmed this.
** BunnyEarsLawyer: She's a greedy slacker with a possible drinking problem who loves having one-sided conversations with the souls she's ferrying. She's also the best damn shinigami there is.
* CatchPhrase: "Kyan!" Mostly whenever Eiki [[HardHead whacks her on the head]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: A slacker that barely manages to do her job... right up until someone decided to play around a little too far or messes with the cycle of reincarnation.
* CynicalMentor: Acts this way to Kasen in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit''.
* DontFearTheReaper: Since taking people's souls isn't actually her job anyway.
* TheDragon: She works under Eiki, but her boss wasn't initiating the problem in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. She does contribute somewhat, because she's such a slacker.
* TheFerryMan: She has the role of Charon from Greek mythology -- a ferryman whose duty is to guide souls to Higan, where they're judged.
* GirlishPigtails: The "two side up" variant.
* HairDecorations: Red bobbles that hold her GirlishPigtails in place.
* JapanesePronouns: Like Cirno, Komachi uses "Atai." However, unlike with Cirno, this generally goes unmentioned by the fandom.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0_LhyPP1Lk "Higan Retour ~ Riverside View".]]
* MightyGlacier: In the fighting games. Her scythe is slow but powerful, and has a large hitbox. Likewise her projectiles move very slowly but are hard to destroy, making them useful for blocking attacks or herding enemies towards her scythe.
* MoneyToThrowAway: Literally, as she uses coin danmaku. Maybe that's why the CelestialBureaucracy is always broke.
* {{Shinigami}}: Although in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' it's revealed that shinigami don't actually do the job of harvesting souls like you'd expect them to.
* ShoutOut: Komachi's victory line against Patchouli mentions [[Manga/DeathNote a book that kills the person whose name was written in it. It is also explicitly mentioned she can see lifespans.]]
* SinisterScythe: Of course. It's worth noting, though, that shinigami carry scythes not for use as weapons (though she uses it as such in the fighting games,) but to make it easier for recently deceased souls to understand that they are dead.
* TheSlacker
* SoulPower: Some of her attacks involve controlling floating souls, and presumably this is related to her job of ferrying souls.
* SpaceMaster: Her power is "manipulation of distance", which she uses during her job to change the width of the Sanzu river according to the deceased's life, as well as in the fighting games, to trap the opponents on one spot so she can scythe and coin them to death.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S Romanization of her last name -- "Onoduka".
* TranquilFury: When confronting Tenshi after having her aforementioned BerserkButton pushed, appearing to be as calm and carefree as always despite her anger.

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[[folder:Eiki Shiki]]
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::''Highest Judge of The Court Of Paradise''
::'''[[NoPronunciationGuide Eiki Shiki]], Yamaxanadu'''

-->''"It looks like I still need to lecture you much more."''

Komachi's boss and Gensoukyou's resident judge of the dead. Unlike Komachi, she takes her work seriously, and is oftentimes lecturing her subordinate, as well as everyone else. She possesses the power to see everything in black and white, which leads her to be a bit moralistic, although she always means well. For reference, her given name is Eiki and her family name is Shiki, with the latter coming first in Japanese naming order, and Yamaxanadu is a job title.

!!!Tropes associated with Eiki:

* CatchPhrase:
** "Yes, you have [sinned] a little too much."
** "This is the good deed you can do right now." Following the advice she doles out in almost all of her victory quotes.
* CharacterFilibuster: Due to her job, she gets to preach upon the characters fault, and due to those characters' ChaoticNeutral tendency, they have tons of faults. One might suspect that she is basically ZUN's in-story speaker.
* CelestialBureaucracy: She's a judge in the "Ministry of Right and Wrong" which runs Heaven and Hell, assigned to a jurisdiction that includes Gensokyo.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Komachi states in ''Manga/OrientalSacredPlace'' she started out as a Ksitigarbha, a statue of a Buddha who pledged to remain in Hell saving sinners as long as they existed, and the gathering of belief (one of the greatest sources of power in Gensokyo) turned her into a true deity.
* CompassionateCritic: While she certainly seems to ''want'' people to be good, her preferred method of encouraging this is to point out all their flaws in great detail. This is apparently a trait of all Yama.
* DependingOnTheArtist: She's prone to either being drawn childishly (often with ACupAngst) or as a rather tall/leggy adult with normal figure.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her hair is longer on one side than the other. She also has different ribbons on either side.
* FinalBoss
* TheJudge: Of the Netherworld, no less. It's on her authority that Yuyuko is queen of Hakugyokurou.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csv5j92woHk "Eastern Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years."]]
* LittleMissBadass and/or BadassAdorable: Yukari, who is often seen as nigh-godlike due to her [[RealityWarper reality warping]] powers, said she [[CurbStompBattle would not stand a chance against Eiki]] even with both Yuyuko and Reimu backing her up, if Eiki was serious. Bearing in mind Yukari fighting probably means Ran and Chen too, you can realise just how powerful Eiki is.
** Admittedly, she may have been referring to her [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath lectures]]... the Japanese context even seems to imply this, as it can be interpreted as "pointless to argue with".
* NiceHat: remarkably ornate even for a series where almost everyone has nice headgear.
* OlderThanSheLooks: It is extremely common to see fan art of her as a very short girl, especially compared to Komachi. Somewhat confirmed by ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'', with her portrait depicting her as short and almost prepubescent. On the other hand, art of her ingame suggests she's almost as tall as Komachi. Naturally, [[MemeticMutation fan artists ran away with this]].
* PhysicalGod: You'd think it wouldn't matter given the sheer volume of this trope in Gensokyo, but see LittleMissBadass above.
* {{Psychopomp}}
* ShesGotLegs: Any fan interpretation that does not depict her as a kid depicts her this way.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS[=/=]NoPronunciationGuide: K-S Romanization of her name - "Sikieiki". Which is also misleading in that it's really supposed to be two separate names: her surname is Shiki and her given name is Eiki. While the Si/Shi confusion has been cleared up, the combining of her two names into "Shikieiki" is something that's stubbornly wormed its way into the English speaking fandom and still hasn't completely gone away.
* SuperStrength: The Rod of Remorse that Eiki holds takes on the weight of a person's sins. But no matter who she faces, the rod is never so heavy that Eiki cannot hold it up. She is the Highest Judge of Paradise, after all.
** Alternatively, it may be that it's only heavy to the sinner. So to Eiki, who by job description would be nearly sinless, the rod would be feather-light.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Judging by how everyone seems to try to avoid her lectures, it must feel like this trope for failing to avoid her.
* WhatTheHellHero: She calls ''everyone'' out, mainly out of concern that everyone's going to go to Hell [[FateWorseThanDeath or worse]] if they don't change their ways right now.
* WillfullyWeak: Being as bound to the rules of the CelestialBureaucracy as she is, Eiki would never use the full power of her position on the living.
* ZettaiRyouiki: [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Eiki_Shiki,_Yamaxanadu#Fanon Fanart portrays her as such]], when she actually wears very short and frilly socks, leaving much bare skin. [[MaleGaze Thank you, English Touhou Wiki]], [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:PMiSS_sikieiki.jpg for the information]].

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In 2002, after a hiatus of about four years, the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games were started back up for Windows-based [=PCs=], and the series is now being produced by a doujin circle known as Team Shanghai Alice, of which ZUN is the lone member. Team Shanghai Alice has also collaborated with Tasogare Frontier to develop the four {{Fighting Game}}s based on the ''Touhou'' universe. Games and other media made by or in part by Team Shanghai Alice are considered by most fans to be the main canon of the series.

This page is for ''Touhou'' characters who debuted in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', ''Imperishable Night'', and ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. To see the characters who debuted in the PC-98 games, see Characters/TouhouPC98. For the rest of the Windows characters, see Characters/TouhouWindowsTwo and Characters/TouhouWindowsThree. For characters from related works such as short stories and manga, see Characters/TouhouOtherOfficialWorks.

Wherever possible, character images come from portraits [[LetsSeeYouDoBetter not drawn by ZUN]] used in official games and print works. Images of characters without quality official portraits are labeled "''[--(fanart)--]''".

Please remember to only use examples that are either [[WordOfGod canon]] or have undergone mass MemeticMutation so that the page doesn't become overcrowded with tropes that only occur in one person/circle's works.

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There are two principal methods for transcribing Japanese names into Latin letters: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepburn_romanization Hepburn System]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunrei-shiki_romanization Kunrei-shiki System]]. In general, [[WordOfGod ZUN]] favored the Hepburn System before ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', but changed to the Kunrei-shiki System afterward. This page uses the Hepburn format for the sake of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS argument]], as it is the most widely recognized and makes the pronunciation obvious to English speakers.

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!Debuted in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''

[[folder:Rumia]]
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::''Youkai of Darkness''
::'''Rumia'''

-->''"Is that so~?"''

A darkness youkai and stage 1 boss. She wears a ribbon that's actually a magic amulet that she can't touch, leading to many fan theories as to what it does. Rumia has the distinction of being the first boss in the series to fight using the modern spell card rules.

!!!Tropes associated with Rumia:

* BiblicalMotifs: To appear more menacing and badass, she has her arms fully extended to their sides at all times, imitating a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic "the saint was crucified"]] pose when attacking someone.
** BirdRun: However, it ends up making her look more childish instead.
* CatchPhrase: "Is that so~"
* CastingAShadow: As implied by her title.
* CheerfulChild: Sometimes shown this way if the artist decides to ignore her creepy tendencies.
* CreepyChild[=/=]EnfantTerrible: Especially cheerful when talking about eating people or crucifixion, and would be a horrible man-eater if she wasn't so incompetent at hunting.
* TheDitz: Likely the stupidest character in canon - she can't eat anyone because she blinds herself instead of the target ''every single time''. Fanon manages to make it even worse.
* DumbBlonde
* {{Leitmotif}}: Officially it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd8IHH4Tz20 "Apparitions Stalk the Night"]] but she is also heavily associated with [=EoSD=]'s stage 1 theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYvvKyYIc5s "A Soul as Red as a Ground Cherry"]].
* MundaneUtility: Her personal bubble of darkness occassionally gets used by other youkai and fairies that hate direct sunlight and/or the heat it brings as a shelter on hot days.
* PerpetualSmiler
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Or just lie down next to a tree and wait for the 'thunk' indicating that she has knocked herself out for you.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: She usually surrounds herself in a bubble of darkness that ''even she cannot see through'', causing her to spend most of her time [[WatchOutForThatTree crashing into trees]].
* SealedEvilInACan: A widely accepted EpilepticTree states that the amulet tied in her hair (which she cannot touch) is a magical RestrainingBolt holding back the ultra-powerful [[SuperPoweredEvilSide "EX-Rumia"]]. This started a minor trend, with [[MemeticBadass EX versions]] of nearly every low-level boss being created.
* ToServeMan: At least in theory. There is no actual evidence for this, and could easily be simply bluster. The expanded universe states she's too ''moronic'' to be able to catch any human.

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[[folder:Daiyousei]]
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::'''Daiyousei/Greater Fairy'''

A fairy who lives at the same lake as Cirno and is the midboss of her stage. She doesn't have an official name, so fans call her Daiyousei, or "Greater Fairy", even though that's also a generic term for any of the game's stronger fairies. She was probably intended to just be a nameless EliteMook, but in {{Fanon}}, she's generally considered to be Cirno's close friend.

!!!Tropes associated with Daiyousei:

* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: Occasionally depicted as the older sister/friend to Cirno. Her personality can range from being very protective to obsessively in love with Cirno, even up to (PlayedForLaughs) {{Yandere}} levels. This also derives the inversion of this trope with "Cirno-nee", in which Cirno is taller, bustier, and older than Daiyousei.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Cirno. She is depicted as the observant and level-headed member of Team 9.
* DCupDistress: As an extension of her name and possibly to emphasise her relative maturity, many fanworks depict Dai as the most "developed" of the fairy characters [[DependingOnTheArtist (how much so varies)]], often getting self-conscious about it if it's brought up. This depiction is often called [[BiggerIsBetter DAI]]yousei by fans.
* [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Girly Girl]]: To Cirno's tomboy.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Sometimes depicted as such (relative to the other fairies at least), based on being a "Big Fairy".
* {{Leitmotif}}: Not officially, but she is often pictured with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWv1yRDCN18 "Lunate Elf,"]] the stage 2 theme.
* NatureSpirit
* NoNameGiven
** FanNickname: For note, "Daiyousei" is the name fans give her, sometimes shortened to just "Dai" or "Dai-chan".
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Fairy]]: Fanon portrays her having more common sense than most fairies. Some even portray her as smarter than some humans.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: As with all fairies.
* ShrinkingViolet: Her depiction in ''Manga/StrangeAndBrightNatureDeity'' has her act like this, especially around Reimu.
* WingedHumanoid

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[[folder:Cirno]]
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::''Ice Fairy of the Lake''
::'''Cirno'''

-->''"When it comes to me, I am the strongest!"''

An ice fairy who lives at the lake surrounding the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Her favorite hobby is freezing frogs and watching them thaw. Surprisingly, Cirno is one of the few characters that realizes what's going on during ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', even though she mistakes it for a festival. Is best known for both an infamous MemeticMutation detailed below and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY_e-WoVIqU Icicle Fall -Easy-]], a spell card that can be completely dodged by placing yourself directly in front of Cirno.

!!!Tropes associated with Cirno:
* BadassBoast:
** Even back then in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', she tried to do this with "I'll cryo-freeze you together with some English beef!".
** "I'm the strongest!" in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', adopted by fans as her CatchPhrase.
** She also gets about one for each of the six paths in ''Fairy Wars'', each one quite silly:
*** "I'm Cirno! The freezer of crybabies!"
*** "I'm not scared of youkai or gods! I'll show you what "Recklessness is courage" is all about!"
*** "I'm Cirno! The eternal omiwatari!"
*** "I'm an ice fairy who can pound a nail in with a banana! And this unstoppable fairy's gonna win fair and square!"
*** "Nah, I'm fine going solo. I'm strong enough on my ownsome! Breaking three arrows at once should be faster than breaking them one by one!"
*** "I've been going easy on you 'til now, but now I'm gonna get serious! On a night of spring when the cold returns, it's time for you to run out of sake and freeze to death!"
* BerserkButton: "The one who says "[[{{Baka}} idiot]]" is the idiot!"
* BigOlEyebrows: Her art in ''Fairy Wars'' has very noticeable eyebrows.
* BloodKnight: Cirno's dialogue in ''Great Fairy Wars'' seems to imply so.
* {{BFS}}: In ''Hisoutensoku'', she pulls out a large sword made of ice for some of her attacks. The fan-variant Advent Cirno, parodying Cloud's First Tsurugi sword in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' (and some of his costume), wields a large suika bar sword, a popsicle stick one, two wafer swords and two chocolate bar ones.
* BoisterousWeakling: Declares herself to be [[WorldsStrongestMan the strongest fairy]]. While definitely true (Eiki even notes that a fairy with her level of power is dangerous), she is still severely outmatched by any of the main characters, and confrontations rarely end well for her.
* BreakoutCharacter: The main character of ''Fairy Wars'' and is on the cover for a second time - a first for anyone who is not Reimu.
* ButtMonkey: Cirno's [[SmallNameBigEgo cocky attitude]] combined with her [[SuperWeight relatively weak powers]] and [[TheDitz childish incompetence]] means she often ends up in humiliating situations. Even ZUN himself is not immune, as [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:PoFV_Layout.jpg a page in the manual]] for ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' has a screenshot from the game with the different user interface elements labeled with a number, with Cirno, shown as the rival player, labeled ⑨. In the legend below the image it said:
-->1. Player
-->2. Score
-->3. Health
-->...
-->9. [[{{Baka}} Moron]]
* DavidVersusGoliath: Pretty much any time she's playable and fighting something that isn't another fairy.
** Reaches the logical extreme when she takes on [[spoiler:Marisa again]] in Fairy Wars and ''wins''. Granted [[spoiler:Marisa]] was going easy on Cirno, but scoring a victory against the one who prides herself as [[spoiler:"the second strongest in Gensokyo"]] is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome by itself.
* DayInTheLimelight: Main character and only playable character of ''Fairy Wars'', much to the fandom's surprise.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Although she does have a few moves that would qualify as single-hit nukes, Cirno's (possibly) greatest strength in the fighting games is being able to dish out tiny bits of damage really fast, since her moveset is full of techniques that hit lots of times.
* TheDitz: Very immature and childish in mentality, though {{Flanderization}} turns her into a complete idiot. Said Flanderization is based on a spell card having an obvious blind spot on Easy, but on harder difficulties, you find that the spell card in question is NotSoHarmless, usually when trying to exploit that blind spot only to [[OhCrap get a bunch of bullets in your face]].
* ElementalPowers: Aside from the ice powers, there are fan-made {{palette swap}}ped versions of Cirno [[http://www.safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=575828 for almost every element,]] with Achi Cirno (fire) being the first and most popular counterpart.
* EpicFail: On Easy, her Icicle Fall spellcard has a blindspot, and it's ''in front of her at point blank''. Even preceding bosses Rumia and Daiyousei don't bear this same degree of stupidity. And while safespots in spellcards are hardly unheard of (it happens even with high-level bosses, including the [[PersonOfMassDestruction very much not weak]] Flandre Scarlet) Cirno's is by far the most obvious and glaring one.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The descriptions of her attacks in ''Hisoutensoku''.
-->'''''Ice Kick:''' Goes in for a flying spin kick while generating ice all around. There's actually no need for the spinkick, but [[RuleOfCool she thinks it's cool]].''
-->'''''Cold Body "Super Ice Kick":''' A spinning kick from the heavens. The longer this attack hits, the more powerful it is, but Cirno gets dizzy after a while. There's really just no reason for her to be spinning...''
* FailedASpotCheck: In ''[=SaBND=]'', when playing hide and seek with Daiyousei, she fails to notice the Three Fairies behind her, even though they weren't trying to hide themselves. Made worse when it takes Cirno several seconds to realize someone is talking to her.
* FragileSpeedster: In the fighting games. She's fast, small (meaning hard to hit) and good in the air, but her projectiles are easily destroyed.
* TheFogOfAges: Like all fairies, she has difficulty remembering what happened a day earlier, let alone years; her FromASingleCell ResurrectiveImmortality makes it hard to form coherent memories (her literacy is another thing making her an extreme rarity among her race). She can barely remember the events of ''Phantasmagoria Of Flower View'', and can't recall the specifics even when reminded multiple times. Which is fine by her - not that she minds as long as she gets to do what she does every single day - play, fly, and challenge others to see if she'll win.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. About 1/3rd of the frogs she freezes winds up shattering. Interestingly, [[RealityIsUnrealistic some frogs can survive being frozen and thawed with no ill effects]]. It's implied that the ones that shatter are unfortunate victims of Cirno being a klutz with the ice.
* AnIcePerson: An Ice Fairy.
* {{Immortality}}: The resurrective kind, a stated property of all fairies - they tend to be fragile and short-lived, but respawn immediately on death. Not used much with the other fairy characters, but for fans it goes very nicely with Cirno's tendency to recklessly get in over her head.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Fairy]]: Cirno appears to die every time she gets hit in ''Fairy Wars'' and lets her resurrective immortality take over, unfazed. You only get a Game Over when her motivation to continue bottoms out.
* JapanesePronouns: Cirno is infamous for her use of the rough-sounding/childish pronoun "Atai".
* LargeHam: Cirno in general, but most noticeable in ''Fairy Wars''.
-->'''Cirno:''' This atmosphere... it smells of WAR!
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIZ12EQ2SFg "Beloved Tomboyish Girl"]]
* MoreDakka: For some reason, her perspective ends up creating ''more'' bullets than there are normally [[WordOfGod because that's how she sees them]]. Compare ''Fairy Wars'' to the other games and you'll realize that ''Fairy Wars'' is possibly the hardest game in the entire franchise. And when you decide to get the gold medal for Spell Cards (which involves you not freezing any bullets whatsoever), that may be [[NintendoHard ZUN's idea of a joke]].
* NatureSpirit
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: While the BonusBoss tried to shrug off her defeat at the end of ''Fairy Wars'', pointing out that she was holding back a bit, even she has to admit that Cirno is quite a bit more powerful than she expected.
-->(Regardless, even fairies aren't to be trifled with...)
-->(Even if I had pulled out my most powerful lasers, she could've been trouble...)
** As a playable character in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' and ''Hisoutensoku'' it should be noted that technically she can defeat EX level bosses. She is still considered weak in canon.
** Marisa in ''The Grimoire of Marisa'' is impressed with Cirno's ''Perfect Freeze'' card and how truly unpredictable it is.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: She's the strongest of all fairies. Normal fairies are [[RedShirt low-level cannon fodder mooks]].
* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Somewhere between ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' and ''Fairy Wars'', Cirno realized that she could freeze not just her own bullets, but her ''opponent's'' as well, literally [[IncrediblyLamePun stopping them cold]]. This is especially notable because this lets her stop bullets without needing Bombs, an invaluable skill that very few characters in the series boast.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Cirno is by far the strongest known fairy, and it's made clear in ''Hisoutensoku'' that she's also one of the shortest characters in the series, being smaller than both Remilia, who is about a head shorter than pretty much everyone else, and Suika by a few pixels. In ''Fairy Wars'', her sprite is absolutely minuscule, especially when put up in comparison to the other characters. Whether or not her [[TheNapoleon small stature contributes]] to her TedBaxter attitude is unknown.
* PowerIncontinence: She constantly cools the air around her, and anyone touching her could get frostbite. Naturally, it is common for fans to depict [[MundaneUtility other characters using her]] to invent air conditioning.
* RecurringBoss: Originally the stage 2 Boss of ''The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', Cirno reappears as the stage 1 mid-boss of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', and again as the stage 1 mid-boss of ''Double Dealing Character''.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: Ironically enough, to Daiyousei. Cirno is arguably [[SmallNameBigEgo the most annoying fairy you will ever hear]], while her friend is the quiet, reserved person.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: As a fairy, she's an embodiment of nature and won't stay dead. Manifests in her game, ''Fairy Wars'', as having a "Motivation Meter" instead of lives. She keeps dying until she becomes demotivated and gives up.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Aside from [[BoisterousWeakling constantly boasting about her strength]], in many fanworks she's a self-professed genius as well. Again, this has some basis in fact, as she is one of the few low-level youkai that can read, but Cirno's self-assessments are still woefully inaccurate.
* {{Tomboy}}: She contrasts Daiyousei's shy girly-girl personality by being an outgoing BoisterousWeakling.
* TookALevelInBadass: Had a pretty big helping of it in ''Fairy Wars'', where she can 1) freeze the ''enemy's'' bullets, 2) use the now-harmless bullets as shields, and 3) abuse her ResurrectiveImmortality to keep on fighting; many beings in Gensokyo have showcased similar abilities, but never all three at once like Cirno can. She's also been warned by the Yama that she's already pushing the power limits meant for fairies.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Often depicted with various frozen foods in fanart. Most commonly suika bars[[note]]a frozen watermelon slice on a popsicle stick[[/note]], but popsicles and ice cream have also been seen. [[ItMakesSenseInContext There's a reason why]] "Advent Cirno" wields a suika bar, anyway.
* WingedHumanoid: ''Ice crystal'' wings. In fact, ''Seraph''-style ice crystal wings. Popular {{fanon}} states that if Cirno were to increase in power, her wings would get bigger.
* WithCatlikeTread: When she is playing hide and seek, she spends most of it loudly yelling about how sneaky she is. It even takes her a few seconds to realize that the Three Fairies are talking to her.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

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[[folder:Hong Meiling]]
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::''Colorful Rainbow Gatekeeper''
::'''Hong Meiling'''

-->''"You're not allowed past this point!"''

Head gate guard and gardener for the Scarlet Devil Mansion and stage 3 boss, a Chinese master of martial arts and physical combat. Possesses perhaps the most well-known FanNickname in the series, "China", which came about because fans weren't sure how to pronounce her name.[[note]]The characters 紅美鈴 can be read in Chinese as "Hong Meiling", or in Japanese as "Kurenai Misuzu".[[/note]] Note that Hong is her family name while Meiling is her given name. Unlike the Japanese names, this usually isn't reversed in translation to English, possibly to preserve an element of foreignness.

!!!Tropes associated with Hong Meiling:

* AccidentalMisnaming: In fanworks people tend to have a hard time remembering her name, or just call her China. Became an AscendedMeme in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', where one of her victory phrases asks the loser to remember her name.
* AnimeChineseGirl
* {{Badass}}: There's a trend of fan works that have Meiling being far stronger than she seems, but for whatever reason holds back usually. This version is usually referred to as [[FanNickname EX-Meiling]] and sometimes has some [[LittleBitBeastly dragon traits]].
** BadassNormal: One of the prevailing theories is that she's a strong ''fighter'', but not so good with magic and [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards therefore horribly outclassed in spell card duels]].
* BareFistedMonk: A very capable martial artist, able to turn away all manner of intruders with her bare hands, at least until Reimu and Marisa came along.
* BoobsOfSteel: Canonically, she has large breasts, and there is evidence to suggest she is among the physically strongest characters in the series despite her sub-par magic. Despite this, [[IronButtMonkey usually attacked by Sakuya]].
* ButtMonkey: Often shown in fanon being abused by Sakuya, and less often other members of the Mansion, despite later canon portraying Sakuya being stern with Meiling, but otherwise perfectly reasonable, including very considerate treatment when she thinks Meiling may be hurt. For that matter, Remilia herself apparently lends Meiling manga, although Patchouli's still derisive of her (but given that Patchouli is canonically a DeadpanSnarker who's derisive of ''Sakuya'' as well, that probably isn't saying much). It's too little ''way'' too late to change the course of fandom, though.
** Canon also holds that Meiling is actually quite good at keeping the riffraff out of the Scarlet Devil Mansion...except for Marisa, who ''nobody'' can keep out.
* CaptainEthnic: Even her subtitle in ''[=EoSD=]'' is simply "Chinese Girl". This added to her initial recognition and popularity, since, for a while, her only claim to fame was that she was Chinese. [[JustifiedTrope Hence her]] [[MemeticMutation memetically famous]] FanNickname, "China".
* CloseRangeCombatant: In the fighting games. While she does have ranged attacks, their power and/or range are terrible compared to the rest of the cast.
* CoolBigSis: When she's not portrayed as a ButtMonkey, she's almost universally this to either Cirno and her friends, Flandre or even young Sakuya. Sometimes, she's this even while being portrayed as a ButtMonkey.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: Her ''Colorful Windchime'' and ''Extreme Color Typhoon'' spell cards from the fighting games.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her main schtick, aside from being Chinese, is her rainbow-colored bullet patterns. Everything she attacks with is full of colors, even in the fighting games.
* FlashStep: In ''Hisoutensoku'', it takes the form of ''Brilliance: "Rainbow Brilliance Palm"''. Given, it's not as fast as many other flash steps out there, since you can still see it. It is, however, fast enough to put her almost instantly behind the opponent after running them through with [[TouchOfDeath a heavily-chi-infused palm strike]], followed by a DelayedExplosion of rainbow colored lights.
* FlunkyBoss: In [=EoSD=].
* GateGuardian: She guards the gate of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Fandom has flanderized her as spectacularly inept at her job, often sleeping all day long and punished for it by [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]], when in canon she's actually quite good at her job; she just can't keep Marisa out, but to be fair ''nobody'' can.
* HeavySleeper: In official works she only takes a nap in the afternoon, but she's very often portrayed as this in fanon. The fanon perception of Meiling as being incredibly lazy evolved, [[ValuesDissonance in a slightly convoluted way]], from her CaptainEthnic nature. In Japan, even more so than in America, China has a reputation for producing low-quality merchandise. This led to jokes that Meiling (who at first was largely defined in fandom by being Chinese) was another unreliable Chinese product. This in turn led to the idea that what made Meiling unreliable was that she was always sleeping on the job.
* JokeCharacter:
** Meiling was added into ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' in an official patch. She didn't get a Story Mode route, and it is almost certainly agreed that she is the worst character in the game, due to her terrible bullet spread. She was very good at irritating people though, as her melee was tricky to read sometimes.
** [[LethalJokeCharacter Not so]] in ''Hisoutensoku'': Although her bullets are still not particularly good, her melee's damage and combo ability improved, to the point where she is actually very dangerous in the right hands. Still not top tier, but definitely not bottom.
*** Her story mode in ''Hisoutensoku'', however, is...odd.
* KiAttacks: Her ability is the manipulation of qi.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In [=EoSD=], she has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghSg8kkR49k "Shanghai Alice of Meiji 17"]] as her official boss fight theme, but she's more associated with her stage theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A96s41YLj60 "Shanghai Teahouse ~ Chinese Tea."]]
* MeaningfulName: Her family name means "Crimson", which is of course part of the "red" theme of the game.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: In ''Hisoutensoku'', her ''Red Cannon'', ''Attack Sign: "Roc Fist"'', and ''Fiery Attack "Roc Killing Fist"''. Each is an upward punch that sends the opponent flying at a very sharp upward angle for a good distance. How far they fly depends on the attack. Roc Killing Fist tends to send the opponent completely off screen for at least three seconds. Fan depictions sometimes give her the "Chuugoku Satsu", a parody of the [[StreetFighter Shun Goku Satsu]] (Chuugoku = China).
* ShesGotLegs: Meiling's outfit includes pants. Fan artists frequently leave them out (when they're not outright depicting her in a {{Qipao}}).
* ShoutOut:
** During her brief time as a playable character in ''Immaterial And Missing Power'', she has variations of [[StreetFighter Yun]]'s moves.
** There's a reason why [[KingOfFighters Krizalid]] is often shipped with Meiling. Why? One of her moves is a rainbow-colored carbon-copy of Krizalid's.
* SkirtOverSlacks: She dresses like this in the games, but her art in ''Perfect Memento'' and many fanartists depict her without the slacks.
* StatuesqueStunner: While her exact height has not been given, she's one of the tallest female characters in the series. Fans frequently depict her as taller than Sakuya, though WordOfGod says they're around the same height.

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[[folder:Koakuma]]
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::'''Koakuma/Little Devil'''

One of the many lesser youkai found in the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Like Daiyousei, she had no name, dialogue, or profile included with the game, and was instead given her descriptive name by fans. The appellation seems to have been adopted by ZUN himself, but it may just be referring to her species. Fanon usually portrays Koakuma as an assistant (or possibly {{familiar}}) to Patchouli, since she's the library midboss.

!!!Tropes associated with Koakuma:

* [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Demon Girl]]
* DummiedOut: There's an unused sprite for a possible "EX-Koakuma" with [[PowerDyesYourHair purple hair]] in the ''[=EoSD=]'' files.
* FieryRedhead: WordOfGod says she's supposed to have a mischievous personality.
* HeadWings: While most of {{fanon}} portray her with proper wings on her back (see WingedHumanoid below), canonically she only has wings on her head.
* HotLibrarian: To go around with being Patchouli's assistant in the library. Her sprite is only detailed enough to show her clothes as a long black skirt, a black top, and white sleeves, but {{fanon}} has turned it into an OfficeLady uniform with a vest, dress shirt, and necktie.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Like with Daiyousei, not officially. But, she's commonly associated with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy0LvaLAIxo "Voile ~ The Magic Library"]], the Stage 4 Theme.
* NoNameGiven --> FanNickname: She's never referred to by either name or nickname InUniverse or in official materials, but all fans [[WordOfGod and ZUN]] call her Koakuma.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: She's believed to be a demon, or possibly a [[HornyDevils succubus]], that Patchouli summoned to serve her. Some writers muse that she was thus summoned from Makai, and has a connection to Shinki.
* VerbalTic: Fanon varies this for her saying "Koa" every now and then, to her using just that as if she was a Pokemon.
* WingedHumanoid: The bat wings on her back are a {{fanon}} interpretation. However, she's had a small cameo in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' and an even tinier one in ''Manga/StrangeAndBrightNatureDeity'', [[AscendedFanon both including the wings]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Patchouli Knowledge]]
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::''The Unmoving Great Library''
::'''Patchouli Knowledge'''

-->''"You, clothed in red and white! Don't cause problems in my study."''

Librarian and tutor for the Scarlet Devil Mansion household, and stage 4 boss. Patchouli is known as the "One-Week Wizard" due to her mastery of the seven elements of the Japanese calendar week. She is indeed a powerful elementalist, but suffers from poor health, which limits her battle prowess.

!!!Tropes associated with Patchouli:

* AllYourPowersCombined: She regularly combines elements to create new/unique attacks and spells. Philosopher's Stone attacks with five elements at the same time. The remaining two, Sun and Moon, have their own spell cards and are later combined into a different one as well.
* BadassBookworm
* BlackMage: Fits the bill with her ElementalPowers, and wouldn't be out of place in ''FinalFantasy''.
* CatchPhrase: "Mukyuu," a nonsense sound, is generally attributed to her after she uttered it exactly once after being defeated in Marisa's story route in ''Immaterial and Missing Power''. In fanon, she says this whenever she's defeated, don't know what is going on, or hit by an object.
** She repeats it after being defeated in Tenshi's route in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''.
* CuteWitch
* DeadpanSnarker: Canon has this as her default personality. [[http://mangafox.me/manga/touhou_bougetsushou_silent_sinner_in_blue/v01/c010/5.html Silent Sinner in Blue has this line]] when confronting Marisa on not-in-stealing-mode terms.
-->''(on the rocket launch) [[TemptingFate If something happens to our]] [[VisualPun red-white engine]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny you just might end up being the spare]].''
* DependingOnTheArtist: Her figure is ambiguous under those robes, so fan depictions vary from childlike to busty. In addition, her [=EoSD=] portrait has darker purple areas on her dress which appear to be stripes (and are even drawn as such in her fighting game sprites), but WordOfGod says they're shadows cast by two strips of fabric.
* ElementalPowers: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. She likes to convert her spells to fit into one of seven different elements, associated with the days of the Japanese week, earning her the title "The One-Week Wizard."
** ThePowerOfTheSun: Sunday
** {{Lunacy}}: Monday
** PlayingWithFire: Tuesday
** MakingASplash: Wednesday
** GreenThumb[=/=]BlowYouAway: Thursday
** ExtraOreDinary: Friday
** DishingOutDirt: Saturday
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Non-Directional Laser, though Marisa significantly upped the rotations after she copied it from Patchouli.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Patchouli rarely ever leaves the library in the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Before the events of ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', she apparently never left the library for more than a century.
* IllGirl: She suffers from anemia, asthma, and a vitamin A deficiency, leaving her unable to recite some of the spells she learns. Even walking is a chore, much preferring to levitate herself. This leads to some major fluctuations in her power. In ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', she appears as the boss of stage 4, but also appears as the midboss of the extra stage and is much more powerful there, explaining that she got better. In ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'', Marisa explains that magicians are often less strong physically due to their EyeOfNewt tending to be things like arsenic and mercury; exposure to this weakens even youkai eventually.
* InSeriesNickname: Remilia is known to call her "Pache" (usually translated as "Patchy").
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdzFCwTr0ps "Locked Girl ~ The Girl's Secret Room"]]
* LongRangeFighter: In the fighting games she's one of the most proficient projectile slingers.
* MagicLibrarian: She's a witch who's spent about a hundred years in a library.
* MoreDakka: Try playing against her in the fighting games on Lunatic.
* MotorMouth: This is noted as one of her characteristics in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Perfect Memento in Strict Sense]]''. While there's [[InformedAbility no explicit example of it]], presumably she chants quickly for many of her spells, and according to Marisa Patchouli has to be capable of chanting two spells at once for a few of her spellcards.
* OddFriendship: While it's hard to see how she has anything in common with Remilia, they do seem to complement each other and have one of the few canonically defined ''friendships'' in the series (as opposed to master-servant, sisters, or some other kind of specific relationship).
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Fanon often portrays her wearing them.
* ShoutOut: One of her alternate skillcards in ''SWR'' and ''Hisoutensoku'' is called [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Emerald City]].
* TheSnarkKnight: Patchouli is at least a little sarcastic and cynical, especially in her lines regarding Sakuya in ''Subterranean Animism'' or ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', but she's nevertheless a good and caring friend of Remilia.
* SquishyWizard: Genius spellcaster, but she's still an IllGirl.
* SupernaturalIsPurple
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Even her melee attacks are usually just spells thrown at close range, but when she does actually hit enemies, she uses her book. This is surprisingly powerful, considering how physically weak she is.
* TheSpock: Sometimes blends with LittleMissSnarker.
* VagueAge: Patchouli has some of the greatest fan disagreement over how old, exactly, she is supposed to look. Her ''actual'' age on the other hand is stated to be in the neighbourhood of a century, which is more specific than most characters get.
* [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob What, Exactly, Is Her Job?]]: Her job in the SDM is "to solve and create problems". What exactly this entails is a bit sketchy. It appears that she lives at the mansion mostly because she's Remilia's friend. She's also capable of curbing Flandre's rampages by summoning rainstorms that keep her from leaving the mansion.
* WitchSpecies: She was born a youkai magician.

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[[folder:Sakuya Izayoi]]
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::''The Perfect and Elegant Maid''
::'''Sakuya Izayoi'''[[MultipleChoicePast (?)]]

-->''"Your time is mine."''

Chief Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Despite being the leader of the maids at the SDM, Sakuya usually has to do all of the work herself because the [[{{Mook}} fairy maids]] are [[SurroundedByIdiots completely]] [[RedShirt useless]]. Uses [[KnifeNut knives]] and [[TimeStandsStill time manipulation]] to fight and [[MundaneUtility do maid tasks]]. Much of Sakuya's origin is left to speculation, although it is implied that she may not be human and "Sakuya" may not be her real name.

!!!Tropes associated with Sakuya:

* ACupAngst: Some fanart portrays her this way, to go along with the padding jokes. Official art for the fighting games shows that she actually has BoobsOfSteel.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Done often in-universe: Akyuu notes there are a ''godawful'' lot of theories about her and her background.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: See VagueAge below. For a variety of reasons, [[EpilepticTrees many fans are convinced]] that Sakuya is really a [[SpaceElves Lunarian]].
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: {{Fanon}} sometimes assumes that the stopwatch she carries is a magical artifact that she uses to stop time, usually called the Luna Dial after her theme music "Luna Clock ~ Luna Dial". It is used in ''Hisoutenkou'' as a super move, as a possible nod to this.
* AnimalMotif: Associated with dogs by fandom, because of her RedBaron title "The Dog of the Devil," which comes from her ferocity and loyalty to Remilia. Fandom even has a version of her called "Inu Sakuya" that has [[LittleBitBeastly dog ears and a tail]].
** She was playable for the first time in Perfect Cherry Blossom. At least three bosses referred to her as a dog, including Yuyuko's "Dog of the Devil" line.
---> '''Lyrica Prismriver:''' Dog meat, dog meat~
---> '''Sakuya:''' ''[[InsistentTerminology Human]]'' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne meat]]!
* BadassArmFold: Often sports one in the fighting games.
* BadassBoast: From ''Double Dealing Character''
--> '''Kagerou:''' I wonder, can you defeat me?
--> '''Sakuya:''' Yes, I believe I can.
* BerserkButton: She didn't take well to Tenshi implying she was stupid. In fanon, padding jokes and Meiling slacking on the job are a good way to get on her bad side.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sakuya is usually polite, elegant, and very calm. However, if you [[BerserkButton try her patience]], she may do ''terrible'' things to you with her knives.
* BladeSpam: While she mostly relies on FlechetteStorm, the fighting games give her a melee version with her ''Soul Sculpture'' and ''Inscribe Red Soul'' spells.
* BoobsOfSteel: Despite the fandom's padding jokes at her expense, Sakuya is canonically well-endowed, and definitely one of the most formidable fighters in Gensokyo.
* ClockTower: Her stage in the fighting games. It's the SDM's tower, to be precise.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[UnreliableNarrator Akyuu]] describes a [[MultipleChoicePast common rumour]] that she was a vampire hunter that was defeated and taken in by Remilia.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Loyal beyond question to Remilia Scarlet, to the point she'd stop at nothing to protect her. However, she regains some humanity after seeing Reimu defeat Remilia and, afterward, the two [[DefeatMeansFriendship chatter as if nothing ever happened]].
* DependingOnTheArtist: She's prone to this as some prefer her with curves, while some perfer her with a slim figure.
* TheDitz: She has her moments, such as trying to buy a broken teacup to replace the one Remilia broke, mistaking ordinary crows for crow tengu (or their underlings), and opening a window while '''in space'''.
* EasyModeMockery: Performs a highly literal form of it if you beat her on easy mode in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''. It basically amounts to "Ok, Ok, you beat me. But I'm not letting you go on to Remilia, since you aren't even playing on normal difficulty! Come back when you've practiced some more." GameOver.
* {{Expy}}: The original blade-throwing maid in ''Touhou'' is Yumeko, from ''Mystic Square''. And if we branch out into ''{{Seihou}}'', there's [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Muse_(Seihou_Character) Muse]], who looks like [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:Sh02Muse.png this]].
* FantasticRacism: Akyuu says she's "cold-hearted" towards humans (besides the main cast). Often taken as a sign she's a Lunarian.
* FantasticTimeManagement: [[MundaneUtility Often uses]] her time manipulation power to speed up housework.
* FlashStep: Can do this in the fighting games.
* FlechetteStorm: She even provides the page picture. In extreme cases, her knives can fill the entire screen.
* FluffyTamer: Thinks the {{Chupacabra}} in ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' is cute, and easily handles its speed with her time stop when taking it back to the Scarlet Mansion to be a pet.
* GenreSavvy: She butts in as the sub-boss of the last stage in the game because she wants you to waste a bomb on her.
* HyperspaceArsenal: {{Hand Wave}}d by ZUN saying that she regularly stops time and picks up all her knives to throw them again. Doesn't explain how she can have hundreds knives on the screen ''at once'', though her RequiredSecondaryPowers may answer that.
* KnifeNut: With hundred and so knives. Especially in ''Double Dealing Character'' due of one of her knives being possessed.
* KnifeThrowingAct: In a lot of fanart. In canon, she can hit [[WilliamTelling an apple balanced on the head of a fairy maid a hundred feet away]].
* LadyOfWar: She's called "[[BossSubtitles The Perfect and Elegant Maid]]" for a reason.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Associated equally with both [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01skyPMeeoc "Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wFRIWFraWQ "Flowering Night".]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Though only sometimes invoking romance, many fans note that as a (relatively) normal human amongst a CastHerd of youkai she won't be around for much longer compared to them, with Remilia or Meiling in particular depicted as being devastated by the loss. As noted below, officially, she was offered immortality by Remilia but refused it. Fanon runs away with this, either making her a Lunarian or the ever popular tragedy of her dying and being missed by the others in SDM.
* MultipleChoicePast: Nothing is known about how she came to work for Remilia, and "Sakuya Izayoi" isn't even her real name. ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' offers several in-universe theories about her background (the most popular being "vampire hunter"), with the note that it's likely none of them are actually true.
** [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/ZUN%27s_E-mails According to the frequently asked questions ZUN gets]], he will reveal Sakuya's past in a future book.
* MundaneUtility: Hey, you'd be a perfect maid too if you could just stop time to do your work instantly. Stopping time supplies another benefit according to [=EoSD=]'s afterword -- dust won't be raised, thus making cleaning more efficient.
** She also uses time-acceleration to mature wine quickly, and to acquire out-of-season foodstuffs. (Remilia's favourite cake flavouring is bamboo flowers. Bamboo normally bloom only once every 50 to 100 years!)
* NayTheist: In ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', Reimu asks her to give a donation to her offertory box, so she may please the gods and have good luck and and their blessing, but Sakuya tells Reimu she doesn't believe in the gods (in the sense that [[BondOneLiner she doesn't need their help to make her own way]]).
* NinjaMaid: [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Knife-throwing time-stopping serial killer illusionist ninja maid]] to be precise.
** If you take the Lunarian theory into account, along with the gamut of in-universe theories in PMISS, she's a technical-alien vampire-slaying time-stopper maid [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace From Space]]]]!
* PinballProjectile: In the fighting games many of Sakuya's spellcards behave this way, but her ''Light Speed "C. Ricochet"'' is just ridiculous.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: While in previous games she'd only worn short white socks, she wears black tights in ''Double Dealing Character'', fitting with her "perfect and elegant maid" image.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Had red eyes in her first appearance and generally blue afterwards. ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' has her eyes turning red when she uses some of her more powerful moves, making this trope particularly literal.
* ReverseShrapnel:
** Her ''Killer Doll'' spell card, when used by the player.
** Same thing with her ''Phantasmic Killer'' spell card, except different - the knives from this spell card ''completely leave the screen'' before coming back to skewer your opponent.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Only showed up in Perfect Cherry Blossom. Of course, it was winter for the whole game.
* SerialKiller: There's a definite serial killer theme with her spell cards, such as ''Jack the Ripper'' and ''Another Murder''. Some doujin turn her into one in her backstory, and there's theories that believe her to be THE JackTheRipper.
* ShoutOut: Both her time stopping skills and her use of knives are a reference to Dio Brando of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. In her first appearance, she even had a spell card named ''Illusion World "The World"'', after his famous [[MemeticMutation ZA WARUDO]], and she has similar poses in the fighting games. And while she might not ''be'' a vampire, like Dio, she certainly is very closely ''associated'' with two (one of whom even quotes Dio's "Do you remember how many times you have eaten bread?" line).
** It's also worth noting that JackTheRipper (referenced in some of Sakuya's spell cards) appeared in the series as one of Dio's minions, and his fighting style allowed him to [[FlechetteStorm throw knives in every direction at once]].
* SpectralWeaponCopy: Due to her TimeMaster powers, she can use them to fire time displaced versions of her knives along with the original.
* StageMagician: A number of her spell cards have this theme and her profile says that "Deceitless sleight-of-hand is her pride". Some fanworks speculate that she was a magician or had a family that did stage magic.
* SurroundedByIdiots: ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' directly states that Remilia's hiring policy for the subordinate fairy maids is quantity over quality -- and fairies who can accomplish even [[{{Baka}} Cirno's]] (human eight-year-old level) abilities are incredibly rare. Fans have come to the conclusion that the only reason Remilia hires the fairy maids at all is that a large mansion is ''supposed'' to have a lot of maids. As a result, despite the swarms that Reimu and Marisa meet, Sakuya is pretty much a one-woman work force. No wonder she doesn't take breaks...
* TimeStandsStill: Literally so, given Sakuya seemingly can manipulate time as she sees fit.
** ColourCodedTimestop: Frozen time is shown as darkened in the shooting games, monochrome in the fighting games, and photo-negative in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''.
* ToServeMan: Not that she eats humans herself, but the meals she makes for Flandre are stated to have been from live humans. A NecessaryEvil of sorts, as Flandre herself can't reign in her own power enough to [[DisadvantageousDisintegration avoid vaporizing them before she can drink from them]].
* UndyingLoyalty: Not literally however, as giving up her mortality is apparently the one thing she ''isn't'' willing to do for her mistress.
* VagueAge: [[UniverseCompendium Akyuu]] writes, "She claims to be in her [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty late teens]], but this is unlikely judging by her [[WiseBeyondTheirYears refined manner]] and the [[ImprobableAge level of her abilities]]. Rather, she seems to be a human who has been living for [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld hundreds of years]]."[[note]]Seems to be another JoJosBizarreAdventure reference, paraphrasing Pucci's description of Dio.[[/note]] Her profile in ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' also refers to her as "10-20". Also, in ''Imperishable Night'', Eirin's profile mentions her being surprised to see Sakuya, despite the fact that Eirin shouldn't have met anyone outside of Eientei for the last thousand years or so.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Has explicitly told Remilia that she is loyal to her until the day that she dies a natural death, but that she does not want to be a Hourai immortal or a vampire. Fandom's run away with doujinshi of her either dying, turning out to be Lunarian (can only die by unnatural means), or being turned into a vampire against her will.
** The other half muses how the Scarlet Mansion deals with the fact that Sakuya won't be with them for very long by their reckoning, or muses how they handle her eventual death by old age.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Remilia Scarlet]]
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::''The Scarlet Devil''
::'''Remilia Scarlet'''

-->''"The moon tonight is red. You will know death."''

Vampire mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, and final boss of ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''. She is the source of the mist that blotted out the sun, because sunlight is harmful to her. (It turns out she can just use a parasol, though.) Feared by many youkai, she is incredibly vain and proud despite her relatively low position in the hierarchy of Gensoukyou, (falsely) claiming to be a descendant of Vlad Tepes himself and is very open about her being one of the few youkai that still eat humans, though she rarely takes enough blood to kill them.

!!!Tropes associated with Remilia:

* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair is pale blue, verging on white when ZUN draws her. The fighting games give her purple hair. Fanart can be anywhere in between.
* BadassBoast: "I'm Lady Remilia, the strongest, fastest creature on Earth", from ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''. That's quite extreme even for a Touhou character and her travel companions [[http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/silent_sinner_in_blue_ch16#8 immediately make fun of it]].
* BattleAura: The fighting games reveal she is capable of manifesting a blood red aura, which she can use to attack her enemies [[MorphWeapon in different ways]]. For example, [[VariableLengthChain creating infinitely stretching,]] [[MadeOfExplodium explosive]] [[ChainPain chains.]]
* BloodyMurder: ''Grimoire of Marisa'' reveals that she can control and use blood to attack in some of her spell cards. [[RunningGag Blood is amazing!]]
* BrickJoke: In ''Curiosities of Lotus Asia'' and ''Imperishable Night'' Remilia denies that she sleeps in a coffin, saying they're for dead people. Seven years later Remilia's bedroom makes its first manga appearance, containing a four-poster bed... with a coffin on it.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In Marisa's scenario, as well as a ShoutOut to Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure.
-->'''Marisa:''' So, how many times have you drank blood?
-->'''Remilia:''' Do you remember how many times you've eaten bread?
-->'''Marisa:''' Thirteen. I prefer Japanese food.
* CoolPet: In ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' she gains a pet {{chupacabra}} she calls "Tupai", though initially the other characters believe she's referring to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupaia_%28genus%29 a kind of tree shrew]] that's also known as a "tupai".
* CreepyChild
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Has two attacks that involve creating a giant energy cross from her own body. ''Grimoire of Marisa'' even says that there is really no deep meaning behind it as the cross is simply formed due of her spreading her arms while doing the spellcard.
* DeflectorShields: In the fighting games, her ParasolOfPrettiness doubles as a temporary shield that can block anything for a few seconds.
* DetachmentCombat: She can dissolve herself into a potentially ''unlimited'' swarm of bats.
* FamousAncestor: She ''claims'' that {{Dracula}} was her ancestor, but [[WordOfGod ZUN]] says she's bluffing.
** Since Remilia is one of the only ''Touhou'' characters whose exact age is known (she was born in 1503), we know that she was born just 27 years after Vlad Tepes' death. If we presume he became the vampire Dracula at the exact time history recorded his death, that would mean she'd have to be very closely related to him indeed if her claim had been true. Thus, if she'd bothered to do the research, Remilia could have made her lie more impressive by claiming to be "Dracula's daughter."
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Her eyes glow brightly when she uses spellcards in the fighting games.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: A considerable number of her physical attacks involve spinning. 'Course, those tend to be her heavier hitting ones too.
* FinalBoss
* FlashStep: Her ''Demon Lord Walk'' move lets her disappear for a quick moment and smack the opponent if they're close enough. Her dash mechanics in the fighting games are also different from those of other characters - rather than moving continuously in one direction she makes a quick hop whenever the button is pressed.
* GuestFighter: One of the playable Touhou characters in ''VideoGame/NendoroidGeneration''.
* HealingFactor: She can regenerate even if most of her body is destroyed, as long as about one of the bats she splits into survives. Considering she can spawn an ''unlimited'' number of bats, she might as well be able to regenerate FromASingleCell. When she tried to touch the incomplete Moon rocket in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'', her hand was almost completely charred away, and she healed it back to normal without a second thought.
* HellishPupils: Common in fanart. In canon however, her pupils seems to change depending on her mood as seen in her portraits in the fighting games.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Though many ''Touhou'' characters exhibit this trope, Remilia exemplifies it, impetuous and selfish and overall acting as the child she appears to be despite her centuries. ZUN notes that "Creatures of her kind forfeit their growth and maturity in exchange for eternal life. In other words, she can live forever because she never grows up."
* InSeriesNickname
** She's known as '''[[BossSubtitles The Scarlet Devil]]''' because she's a light but messy eater - she doesn't drain all of a person's blood when she feeds, but her dress is usually stained red afterwards.
** Patchouli calls her "Remi".
* JapaneseHonorifics: Sakuya calls her "ojou-sama".
* LargeHam: Remilia can ham it up with the best of them in fanworks, particularly when she's getting her evil on.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJQ5HsXlPTo "Septette for the Dead Princess"]]
** NonIndicativeName: As ZUN himself notes, no one's dead[[note]]it's not clear whether [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Touhou vampires are undead or not]][[/note]], there's no princess, and it's not even a septette.
* LifeDrain: In the fighting games and some fangames, Remilia has this in the form of "Vampire Kiss", a special attack. Also made into a ''status effect'', of all things. "Vampire Of The Millenium" will grant this power on you for 10 seconds for ''all'' your attacks, [[PowerAtAPrice but will also lower your defense by 10%.]]
* LightningBruiser: Remilia has boasted that vampires are as powerful as oni and as fast as tengu, a claim which seems entirely accurate. She is less eager to point out that they have [[WeaksauceWeakness lots of easily-exploited weaknesses]] to compensate.
** Given the difficulty of incorporating these weaknesses, fangames often just give her lower HitPoints, resulting in a FragileSpeedster GlassCannon.
* MaidCorps: She has one. Apart from Sakuya, though, it's composed entirely of [[{{Mooks}} fairies]], meaning they don't get much actual work done.[[note]]Since one of the official manga, there are now also some hobgoblins.[[/note]] Presumably it's just to show off.
* NoSell: Like most final bosses, her last spell card is immune to bombs. If you do try to bomb her during her final spell, she turns into a swarm of bats and avoids any damage.
* NorseMythology: Has an attack named after Odin's spear Gungnir. Remi's is an energy spear made of danmaku.
* OddFriendship: Good friends with Patchouli, somehow.
* {{Ojou}}
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* ParasolOfPrettiness: She's known to have one to protect herself from sunlight, and it shows up in fanworks and some of the game's endings. Present in the latter fighting games, where it acts as a temporary [[DeflectorShields shield.]]
** And in up-to-date ''Hisoutensoku'', having one parasol in your deck allows her to fight outdoors. Without this, her battle fields are restricted.
** Back to ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', she can only appear in night stages, even if you select a day stage.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: ''Archdemon: "Remilia Stretch"''. Fighting games. 1 second charge up. Get hit by this, and you can say good-bye to about half your life bar.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Remilia was born in 1503, making her 500 years old at the time of the game's release. Her apparent age varies DependingOnTheArtist (ZUN's official art is too simplified to really say) but she's never drawn looking older than early teens at most.
* RoyalBrat: Pretty classy outwardly, but her attitude can be as childish as her appearance.
* ShoutOut: See ButForMeItWasTuesday above.
* SiblingYinYang: Compared to Flandre, she's much more calm and collected. Not that that's saying much.
* SweetTooth: She adds a lot of sugar to her tea, at least in ''Manga/StrangeAndBrightNatureDeity''.
* UnwittingPawn: In ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'', when Ran told Remilia that Yukari was planning to invade the Moon, Remilia immediately started looking for a way to get there before Yukari -- which was exactly what Yukari expected her to do. [[SubvertedTrope Turns out Remilia eventually realised this but didn't care.]]
* UseYourHead: Fond of using head-first body tackles on her enemies in the fighting games. Notable because she will move at great speeds when doing this.
* VampiresAreRich
* VampireBitesSuck: Apparently Remilia is quite messy when she drinks, spilling much more blood than she needs.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: She is capable of shapeshifting into a bat.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sunlight, flowing water, including rain, ''sardine heads, shattered holly branches'', and ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setsubun roasted soybeans.]]''
* WindsOfDestinyChange: Her ability to manipulate fate, although there is no explanation whatsoever for how it works, other than some brief speculation by Akyuu that she changed Sakuya's fate by changing her name.
* WingedHumanoid: Bat wings.
* YourVampiresSuck: Remilia actually likes [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross imagery]], and can't fathom why she should be weak to them. Her spell card "Red: The Nightless Castle" appears as a towering crimson cross. She also seems to be perfectly fine with holy water. One of her win quotes in the fighting games is to ask Reisen to make her some holy water dumplings.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Flandre Scarlet]]
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::''The Sister of the Devil''
::'''Flandre Scarlet'''

-->''"I've been in the basement. For about 495 years."''

Younger sister of Remilia Scarlet and the extra stage boss. She possesses the power to [[PersonOfMassDestruction destroy anything at will]], but due to her immaturity and mental instability, she's been kept locked up in the mansion basement for around 495 ''years''. Despite this, she doesn't usually try to escape, and is actually quite fond of her older sister. [[CaptainObvious It goes without saying she is quite popular]].

!!!Tropes associated with Flandre:

* AxCrazy: There's some [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation debate]] about exactly ''how'' nuts she is, though.
* BreakingTheFourthWall[=/=]ShoutOut: When Marisa faces her in the Extra stage, Flandre offers to play with her for "one coin", because "you can't continue". Continues are indeed disabled on the Extra stage.
* {{BFS}}: Lævateinn
* BonusBoss
* CheerfulChild: In her more lucid moments, she can be quite personable.
* CreepyChild: Fanon loves jacking this up to insane (pardon the pun) levels.
* CuteAndPsycho: A ''very'' common portrayal in fanon.
* DisadvantageousDisintegration: The ability to destroy anything sure as heck doesn't leave any blood for Flandre to drink when she blows someone up.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: While all vampires are [[LightningBruiser extremely strong, fast and tough]], fanworks often interpret Flandre as slightly [[MightyGlacier slower]] or [[GlassCannon less durable]] than her sister due to lack of exercise (and less aerodynamic wings).
** LightningBruiser + GlassCannon: More common in fangames, assuming she's not AwesomeButImpractical or PurposelyOverpowered.
** LightningBruiser + MightyGlacier: More common in fancomics, so she can be an ImplacableMan.
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: Her ability, along with her immense physical strength, tends to leave all of her playthings destroyed. (She considers destroying a ton of meteors hurtling toward the mansion as unimpressive.) Whether this also applies to ''people'' that she considers "playthings" is unknown, but fanon tends to interpret it that way.
* DoppelgangerAttack: "Four of a Kind". Likely using the same principle as Remilia's ability to split into an infinite number of bats.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: In fanart.
* HealingFactor: See Remilia's entry.
* HellishPupils: In many fanarts especially when she is in her "superinsane" mood again. Also in ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' and the fangame series ''VideoGame/KoumajouDensetsu''.
* HotWings: A popular fanon interpretation coined by ''TouhouSoccer'' is that when Flandre goes all out in battle, the crystals on her wings produce jets of flame.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Even more so than Remilia. Whereas Remilia ''can'' act mature when the situation requires it, Flandre never does. On the other hand, it's actually justified in Flandre's case, as she's been locked away from society for the last five centuries.
* {{Invisibility}}: ''Secret Barrage "[[ShoutOut And Then Will There Be None?]]"''. Well, the post-battle dialogue says she's invisible, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation but in-game you'd still be able to hit her if she was actually on screen]].
* JapaneseHonorifics: Sakuya addresses Flandre as "imouto-sama", ''imouto'' being "little sister", and basically translating to "Young Mistress".
* JekyllAndHyde: A widely accepted {{Fanon}} interpretation. This SuperpoweredEvilSide was the result of the anger accumulated from staying locked inside the basement, the famous "[[FridgeHorror I will break you]]!" line being one such example. However, she also has a very kind and [[TheDitz childish]] personality and only wants to play with other people. Notably, most fanon has them as the same personality - she only gets evil when threatened.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyC5eWJhCr8 "U.N. Owen was her?"]], arguably the most popular leitmotif of the series, since it must hold some kind of record for [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Adauchisan#grid/user/062118B8094CF469 most]] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Adauchisan#grid/user/D13029CBEEE57FFD remixes]] of any piece of music anywhere. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAjxo_yB9ek&fmt=18 ZUN himself has remixed it.]]''
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Oft-forgotten by the fandom is that while Flandre can and ''does'' go crazy at times, she's rarely destructive on purpose - in a regular scuffle, she uses the Spell Card system just like everyone else in Gensokyo.
* MadwomanInTheAttic: She's been shut down in the Scarlet Devil Mansion's basement for 495 years, since her birth.
* NoSell: Like all [[BonusBoss Extra bosses]], she's unaffected by Bombs.
* NorseMythology: Has an attack named after Laevatein, the "Wounding Wand of Loki". This is commonly thought to be the oddly-shaped staff Flandre carries in her portrait, although the Grimoire of Marisa describes the attack as an [[{{BFS}} enormous]] FlamingSword. Most fans usually assume that the massive flaming sword is generated ''from'' the staff when Flandre wishes so, which makes some sense.
* NoSocialSkills: Kinda justified in her case.
* PlayingWithFire: In the series she attacks you with her fire sword Lævateinn.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: In a series that runs on ludicrously powerful girls beating the crap out of each other, Flandre surpasses nearly all of them in sheer damage potential. Even ''Marisa'' makes it a point to avoid her whenever she's at the Scarlet Devil Mansion to steal books, which is impressive considering the things she's faced.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Younger than Remilia by five years.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RiddleForTheAges: Why do her wings look like that?[[note]][[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Maybe she ate her own wings for taming herself?]][[/note]]
* ShoutOut: Flandre's survival card and the title of her theme both refer to Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''.
* SlasherSmile: Her silhouette seen in "Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth" sports one of these.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While "Flandre" is pretty widely accepted in the Western parts of the fandom, no one else is certain how to spell it. The fact that "furandouru" wouldn't be pronounced much like "Flandre" probably helps. "Frandle", "Frandre" and "Frandoll" are the most often seen alternate spellings.
* StrongerSibling
* ToServeMan: Since she [[DisadvantageousDisintegration has trouble]] drinking blood by herself, Sakuya makes human-composed dishes to provide her sustenance. Flandre herself is unaware of this.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Not so much "favorite", but she's often seen with [[{{Pun}} flan]] in fanworks.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Like her sister, Flandre can also shapeshift into a bat. Oddly enough, her unique wings don't carry over to bat form.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Same as Remilia's.
* WingedHumanoid: Best described as Christmas lights wings. Explicitly stated to be [[WingsDoNothing useless for flying]], but she's capable of flight anyway. Then again, so is the rest of the cast.
** ArtificialLimbs: A common interpretation, presuming that Flandre either never grew actual wings or lost them... [[HealingFactor somehow]].
* YourVampiresSuck: Flandre also seems to like [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross imagery]] - in ''Shoot The Bullet'' Aya's notes on her second spell card say that [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Shoot_the_Bullet:_Level_Ex_Spell_Cards#Spell_Card_Ex_-_2 "she just came out and played with it..."]]
[[/folder]]

!Debuted in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''

[[folder:Letty Whiterock]]
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::''Youkai of Winter''
::'''Letty Whiterock'''

-->''"If you can only sleep in warm weather, then you're like us and the Asebi flowers."''

The youkai of winter and stage 1 boss. She is only ever seen during the winter, and goes into hibernation as spring arrives. While she attacks the heroines for attempting to end the long winter, she's only half-serious as she has already accepted that spring must eventually come.

!!!Tropes associated with Letty:

* CoolBigSis: Pun not intended, but she plays this role to Cirno in {{Fanon}}. WordOfGod, however, says that while she does watch out for Cirno from time to time, it's only because she knows that ice fairies are an important natural part of winter.
* ElementalBaggage: {{Averted|Trope}}. Unlike Cirno she can't create cold by herself, only manipulate what's already there. As a result she's [[FieldPowerEffect near-powerless outside of winter]] (and yet immensely powerful in it, far more than the aforementioned Cirno).
* FreezeRay: Her laser attacks are sometimes depicted as such in {{Fanon}}.
* HollywoodPudgy: As a result of her larger-than-average hitbox[[note]]only compared to the next two bosses, but that's enough[[/note]], many fanartists had portrayed her as this. [[invoked]]
* AnIcePerson: She is a Yuki-onna, a youkai of winter. Specifically she controls cold rather than creating it.
* AnIceSuit: The heavily dressed version.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOVwuiBuGzI "Crystallized Silver."]]
* MostCommonSuperpower: The ''other'' fanon interpretation of her larger hitbox.
* ShoutOut: Her name is a reference to Lettie Blacklock in Creator/AgathaChristie's ''A Murder is Announced''.
* WillfullyWeak: Her ability to manipulate and amplify cold weather makes her extremely powerful in winter, to the point where [[WordOfGod ZUN has said]] that she could [[BigBad cause an incident by herself]] (that would presumably elevate her power level to that of a stage 5 or 6 boss).
** Her profile states [[ILetYouWin she let the heroines win]] because even she thought winter's gone on long enough.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chen]]
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::''The Black Cat of Evil Omens''
::'''Chen'''

-->''"Uh... what? This is our home. Get out of here now!"''

A nekomata youkai and shikigami to Ran Yakumo. As her own master is also a shikigami, this means that she too is a servant to Yukari Yakumo.

!!!Tropes associated with Chen:

* AnimeChineseGirl: While this is not explicitly stated, she is heavily implied to be one.[[note]]Both her name and the title of her theme music are in Chinese.[[/note]] This is often overlooked in favor of her [[{{Catgirl}} catgirl-ness]].
* AssistCharacter: Often shows up as one for Ran and Yukari.
* BadassAdorable: The most popular interpretation in the fanbase. The official art from ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:PMiSS_chen.jpg gives us this]]. ''VideoGame/KoumajouDensetsu II'' gives us the {{Badass}} and BadassAdorable at the same time.
* {{Catgirl}}: A Nekomata.
* CatsHateWater: Not only does she hate water as a cat, it also weakens her shikigami link with Ran, and forces her to revert to an ordinary nekomata. Fans have run away with this.
* CheerfulChild
* ColourfulThemeNaming: Her name actually means "Orange" in Chinese. The Yakumos are all named after colors, so that their relative power levels correspond to the placement of the colors on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_spectrum electromagnetic spectrum.]] So Chen, whose name means "orange" is weakest, while Yukari whose name means "violet" is strongest.
* CuteKitten: Fanworks often play up this aspect of her CatGirl-ness, sometimes to [[TastesLikeDiabetes incredible extremes]], even though her canon personality is more mischievous than cute.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* {{Familiar}}: She's Ran Yakumo's [[{{Onmyoudo}} shikigami]].
* FlunkyBoss: She attempts to be this, assembling a large number of cats together so they can pledge allegiance to her. It fails miserably.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fY5AkxHw8A "Diao Ye Zong (Withered Leaf)."]]
* MultipleTailedBeast
* ShoutOut: Her name and status as a ChineseGirl may be a reference to Orange from the PC-98 series.
* UpToEleven: [[StealthPun No pun intended]], but a shikigami to a ''shikigami''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alice Margatroid]]
See our Characters/TouhouPC98 page.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lily White]]
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::''Fairy Herald of Spring''
::'''Lily White'''

Stage 4 MidBoss, a fairy who heralds the coming of spring. For some reason, the only way she knows how to do so is with a [[BulletHell shower of danmaku]]. Despite a few appearances and descriptions throughout canon, she generally shows up as a one-note character with no dialogue, though her enthusiasm is hard to miss.

!!!Tropes associated with Lily:

* GenkiGirl: And how! Her sheer enthusiasm fuels [[BulletHell magic barrages]] strong enough for the late stage she is in without even [[CallingYourAttacks declaring a spell card]].
* ImplacableMan:
** In ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. Sure you can shoot her down, but wait a minute or so and she comes right back. [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Lily]].
** She behaves similarly in the fanmade game VideoGame/MegaMari, as well.
* IncomingHam[=/=]NoIndoorVoice[=/=]MakeMeWannaShout: A recurring fandom meme has her shout ''"IT'S SPRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!!!!!"''[[note]]''"HARU DESU YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"''[[/note]] whenever she wants to introduce herself. Fandom has also interpreted this as her preferred method of creating danmaku. What's even more crazy about the stage is that is also [[NintendoHard one of the hardest and longest in the entire series]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: Like most {{Mid Boss}}es, she doesn't have an official theme, but ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQAliyNOVUo The Capital City of Flowers in the Sky]]'' is almost always associated with her.
* MidBoss: This is basically her schtick, from ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' to ''Fairy Wars''. She even manages to be a midboss in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', which ''doesn't have stages''.
* NatureSpirit
* ResurrectiveImmortality: As with all fairies.
* [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway What Kind of Lame Power Is Announcing the Coming of Spring Anyway?]]: Apparently Lily has such a deep connection to spring that her presence actually brings it - plants even burst into flower during the seconds it takes her to pass by. Still doesn't help her much when she's shooting at people from sheer excitement, since they all shoot back.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Layla Prismriver]]
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::'''Layla Prismriver'''

Layla Prismriver is one of the daughters of Count Prismriver who could not bring herself to leave their home after he tragically died in an accident, and his orphaned daughters each went their separate ways. Instead, she invoked powerful sorceries in order to create three poltergeists with the appearance and personalities of her three older sisters. Layla and her sisters have long since passed away before the events of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''.

While Layla has no official appearance, what little fanart of her exists almost universally depicts her with long green hair to complement her sisters' colors.

!!!Tropes associated with Layla Prismriver:

* CreatingLife: Or unlife as the case may be.
* DeathByOriginStory
* UpgradeArtifact: Gained her powers from "an item from Gensokyo" that her father attained somehow. Said item was also responsible for her father's accident.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Prismriver Sisters]]
::''Three Poltergeist Sisters''
::'''The Prismriver Sisters'''

The Prismriver sisters are a trio of poltergeist sisters who serve as the stage 4 bosses. The sisters are talented musicians whose performances are popular among youkai. According to their backstory, the three poltergeist Prismriver sisters are the creations of Layla Prismriver, who based them on her three older sisters. While the original four Prismriver sisters have long since passed away, the three poltergeists have remained in their ancestral home to this day, continuing to hone their musical skills.

!!!Tropes associated with the Prismriver Sisters:

* AuthorAppeal: The violin, trumpet, and synthesizer are all common instruments in both PC98 and Windows midi music.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9wHYiicY5I "Ghostly Band ~ Phantom Ensemble"]]
* MusicalAssassin: Violin, trumpet, and synthesizer, respectively. Their attacks use a unique kind of danmaku that looks like musical notes.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They are magical constructs that were never alive to begin with.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* ReplacementGoldfish: What they were originally intended to be, as Layla Prismriver created them to replace her three older sisters.
* SequentialBoss: The fight against them in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' starts with just one sister, then all three at once, then another solo sister, and finally all three together for the finale.

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::''The Poltergeist Violinist''
::'''Lunasa Prismriver'''

-->''"Unwanted noise like you should be drowned out."''

The eldest of the Prismriver trio, who specializes in stringed instruments. Lunasa is an honest, hard-working, honor student type who is nevertheless pessimistic in general.

!!!Tropes associated with Lunasa:

* AloofBigSister
* BrownNote: She can induce depression in anyone that hears her playing her violin.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Canonically she plays the violin without touching it, but fanartists ignore this simply because it looks cool.
* GradualGrinder: Her status in Phantasmagoria of Flower View. Her three-way shot keeps her safe while her attacks barrage the other screen with very slow bullets that eventually pile up and kill via suffocation.
* TheStoic

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::''The Poltergeist Trumpeter''
::'''Merlin Prismriver'''

-->''"No dish has ever escaped my performance alive."''

The middle sister of the Prismriver trio, who specializes in wind instruments. Merlin is energetic and easily excitable. She possesses greater raw power than her sisters, but lacks precision and control.

!!!Tropes associated with Merlin:

* BrownNote: Her trumpet playing has the polar opposite affect of Lunasa's violin. It can cause people to break out uncontrollably into dance or become unable to hold a coherent conversation.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Canonically she plays the trumpet without touching it, but fanartists ignore this.
* FrickinLaserBeams: All of her attacks involve lasers.
* GameBreakingBug: Sometimes Merlin will [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU2Z6VobIvc fail to transition into the trio's last card properly]], leading to much pain as she can actually kill you during the post-battle dialogue or even ''[[KaizoTrap after the stage has ended]]''. This lead to the creation of the "Merupo" {{meme}}, an insane PokemonSpeak version of Merlin with her head replaced by the characters ξ・∀・)
* GenkiGirl
* JokeCharacter: In ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Most official sources give her name as Marlin.

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::''The Poltergeist Keyboardist''
::'''Lyrica Prismriver'''

-->''"Well then, let's start the performance! Sisters, get ready!"''

The youngest of the Prismriver trio, who specializes in percussion and keyboard instruments. Lyrica is very intelligent, but dislikes exerting effort, so she usually tries to trick her sisters into fighting for her.

!!!Tropes associated with Lyrica:

* AnachronismStew: Unlike her sisters' instruments of choice, the synthesizer clashes with the general setting, not to mention the whole classical musician image.
* AuthorAppeal: ZUN does love his synthesizer music, and [[UniverseCompendium Akyuu]] wouldn't mind a good listen.
* BrilliantButLazy: She's very intelligent, but she doesn't like to put much effort into anything and often tries to trick her sisters into fighting in her stead.
* TheCollectorOfTheStrange: In this case, sounds.
* DayInTheLimelight: Her appearance in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. While her sisters are playable, only Lyrica gets a proper story mode.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward: She tends to hang back and let her sisters do all the work while she stands in the corner and snarks.
* FailedASpotCheck: The entirety of ''[=PoFV=]''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Youmu Konpaku]]
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::''The Half-Ghost Gardener''
::'''Youmu Konpaku'''

-->''"The things that cannot be cut by my Roukan-Blade, forged by youkai...are close to none!"''

Swordswoman and gardener of Hakugyokurou, the Netherworld court. She's half-human and half-phantom, half-dead and half-alive, half-illusion and half-reality, and [[OverlyLongGag altogether]] half-baked. She is Yuyuko's faithful servant, but her seriousness and naivete contrasts with her mistress's whimsical and carefree nature. She is the one who has been stealing the essence of spring from Gensoukyou in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', under orders from Yuyuko.

!!!Tropes associated with Youmu:

* AncestralWeapon: Hakurouken
* {{Badass}}: Can also be interpreted as LittleMissBadass.
** BadassNormal: While she's hardly ''normal'', in the sense of being half-ghost, she lacks any of the specific magical powers assigned to most of the cast, making up for it in pure swordsmanship.
* BattleButler
* {{BFS}}: Roukanken is about as long as she is tall, although she's pretty short. She also wields it in one hand while dual wielding.
* BulletTime: Either to demonstrate her SuperSpeed, or to show Hakurouken's [[InformedAttribute confusion cutting powers]] as the protagonist experiences a zen moment.
** A weird bug of all things supports the latter; Marisa using a Master Spark at the right moment will turn the thing from translucent to completely opaque white - she ''literally'' brightened up.
* ButtMonkey: Her profiles call her "half-baked" in many ways, and also mention that due to her straightforward, simple, and somewhat immature personality, she often gets made fun of or bullied.
* CatchPhrase: "Myon." As with Patchouli and Okuu, this is something she said only in PCB's Afterword that Japanese fandom has turned into a catchphrase, usually denoting surprise or frustration, or used as a nickname for Youmu herself. In Western fandom, "Myon" has become the nickname for Youmu's ghost half.
* ChargedAttack: In ''Ten Desires'' Youmu doesn't have a focused shot; holding the fire button while focused instead charges up a BladeSpam that continuously inflicts heavy damage to nearby enemies for a few seconds.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Yuyuko. Though since Yuyuko is [[ObfuscatingStupidity mostly faking it]], and Youmu has a rather one-track mind, it's sometimes inverted.
* CloseRangeCombatant: Not only in the fighting games; she even manages to be one in ''Ten Desires''.
* CounterAttack: ''Voidness Sword "Slash Clearing the Six Senses"'' in ''Hisoutensoku'', notable for being the only move which can counter Reimu's ''[[OneHitKill Fantasy Heaven]]''. In ''Ten Desires'' (where a CounterAttack wouldn't make sense) it becomes a ChargedAttack, but maintains the spirit of the trope in that it requires a good opening to use.
* DifficultButAwesome: When she's playable in the shooting games. She ''does'' [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight bring a sword to a danmaku fight]], after all.
** In ''Imperishable Night'' she's part of the Ghost Team, which reverses the usual unfocused spread/focused concentration, but is stronger than average (and Youmu herself has an option that fires opposite of how she moves, which can be very irritating or very useful depending on how used you are to it).
** In ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' she has horrible stats and a weak offense, but a charged attack that can cancel bullets (bit low on the awesome here; it's generally not considered very useful).
** In ''Ten Desires'' she again reverses the spread/concentration fire, but this time with ''{{Gradius}}''-style options unfocused, and a piercing ChargedAttack that hits a large area focused. Her ''Ten Desires'' incarnation is probably the best example, as she can be quite a bit more effective than anyone else, but is hard enough to play that most players can clear the game with everyone else in the time it takes to get the hang of her.
* DisappearedDad: While her specific relationship with Youki is unclear, he's usually assumed to be a father figure of some sort. And he disappeared, leaving his job to her.
* TheDitz [=/=] LiteralMinded: While she's not stupid per se, she seems to have come to the conclusion that thinking too hard about anything is a waste of time. Which may be true, given that she has to deal with [[CrypticConversation Yuyuko]] every day.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Her phantom half can also turn into a body double. Or even a triple.
** DoppelgangerSpin: As part of her ''Voidness Sword "Slash Clearing the Six Senses"'' CounterAttack in ''Hisoutensoku''.
* DualWielding: Uses two named swords: Hakurouken and Roukanken.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In ''Ten Desires'' Youmu's hair is in a messier style, and the fandom has noticed. The weird part is that a tag that roughly translates to "[[http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E7%94%B7%E3%82%92%E7%9F%A5%E3%81%A3%E3%81%9F%E9%A1%94 the face that knew men]]" [[MemeticMutation is used for her]] ''Ten Desires'' fanart, and some areas of the the Japanese fandom [[EpilepticTrees speculate she found a boyfriend, and decided to clean up her appearance]]. [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Youmu#Miscellaneous No, we're not making this up.]]
* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Gardener Who Doesn't Do Any Gardening]]: She is supposed to be a gardener but Canon and Fanon depicts her more like a bodyguard. In fact, all the gardening she does in canon is using her "Two Hundred Yojana in One Slash" technique to quickly trim the ludicrously vast expanses of the Cherry tree garden of Hakugyokurou.
** Even worse, she's actually a ''swordsmanship tutor'' for Yuyuko, filling in for Youki, but Yuyuko never takes any lessons and simply asks her to take care of the garden, which we don't see her do.
* GhostLights: Her [[HalfHumanHybrid phantom half]], always present and independently visible around her. There's an Asian belief that human souls actually have two parts (Kon and Paku, hence her name). There's the immortal "higher" soul (Kon) that either becomes a ghost, like Yuyuko, or enters the cycle of reincarnation, and the transient "lower" soul (Paku) that animates the body and houses the earthly passions and which could, after death, become an unintelligent evil spirit, such as those seen in ''Subterranean Animism''. Youmu's phantom-half is apparently her higher soul, while her lower soul remains in her body, giving it life.
* GhostlyChill: Played with; since she has a human half and a phantom half, her body temperature is in-between the two (i.e. cool by human standards but warm by ghostly standards).
* HalfHumanHybrid: She is half-human, ''half-phantom'', "phantoms" being the shapeless ghost-lights of the Netherworld, which include but are not limited to the spirits of the dead. Oddly this results in her having ''two bodies'': a mostly-alive human body and a mostly-dead (but corporeal) phantom body. Whether the Konpaku clan are classified as half-phantoms because they "half-died", or whether their ancestors bred with phantoms (and how that would even work) is unknown.
** This has a gameplay effect in ''Imperishable Night'', where the player normally controls a human-youkai team. Part of the mechanics is a meter that slides between Human and Youkai depending on which partner you use; Youmu and Yuyuko are the only team with a meter imbalanced to one side. Once solo versions of the characters are unlocked, Youmu is the only one whose meter ''isn't'' imbalanced.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Her idea of stealth includes standing out in the open with no disguise.
* IronicFear: She's afraid of ghost stories, despite her ancestry.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Reimu:''' You're a talkative ghost.\\
'''Youmu:''' I'm half non-ghost, you know!\\
'''Reimu:''' [[LampshadeHanging That was what needed correcting?]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: She certainly has a thing for her two swords, one of which can cut anything (except soccer balls) while the other can cut nothing ''except confusion''. While the latter still hurts, to most beings it will cause instant-enlightenment.
* KidSamurai: Youmu acts a lot like this - she is young for her race (half-ghosts), inexperienced and naive, but also very strong and absolutely loyal towards her employer Yuyuko Saigyouji.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW93YFbawPU "Mystic Oriental Dream ~ Ancient Temple"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owG2_kQC2Go "Hiroari Shoots a Strange Bird ~ Till When?"]]
* MeaningfulName: Both "Kon" and "Paku" mean "soul", but a "Kon" is a "mental" soul, which is separated from a body as soon as human dies, ascends to Heaven and is reborn in another realm while a "Paku" is a "physical" soul, which remains in the body for a while and then goes back to the Earth.
* NamedWeapons: Roukanken (Lookout Tower Sword) and Hakurouken (White Tower Sword), the first being her primary weapon.
* OxymoronicBeing: She is half-human and half-ghost.
* ShoutOut: A lot of her attributes including her sometimes childish sometimes serious attitude, ghostly companion, silver hair, sword skill and fast movement make Youmu a fairly clear parallel to Jean Pierre Polnareff of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. One of her colour palettes from ''Hisoutensoku'' is even entirely silver like Pol's Silver Chariot stand. Meanwhile, that line for AbsurdlySharpBlade above is a reference to ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''.
** Her ''[[CounterAttack Voidness Sword "Slash Clearing the Six Senses"]]'' in ''Hisoutensoku'' replicates the Turbid Current sword tech in SaGaFrontier with a final blow.
* SmallNameBigEgo: A minor case. Youmu's level of skill is actually quite impressive and she doesn't often brag about it, but she's young and has a poor idea of her own limits.
** From ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'':
-->'''Youmu:''' I don't mean to boast, but I am skilled in tailing. As I am half-human and half-ghost, the presences of both are less noticeable than a full one.
-->'''Sakuya:''' I wonder how long our little stalker will continue to believe she has not been spotted.
* SoulCuttingBlade: Her sword Roukanken is claimed to "kill ten spirits in one swing". Meanwhile Hakurouken can "cut through confusion", which causes spirits to cast aside their lingering regrets and ascend to Nirvana (it has the same effect on humans, but is so much weaker that they experience only momentary discomfort).
* SpinToDeflectStuff: One of her moves in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' and ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''. She spins her sword to reflect the opponent's danmaku attacks.
* SuperSpeed: One of her spell cards is called "Two Hundred Yojana in One Slash." A Yojana is about 6 to 15 km, so the spell card implies that Youmu can travel 1200 to 3000 km in the 2 frames (out of 60 f/sec) or so it takes to make a single slash. That's pretty damn fast. One comic has explored the [[HilarityEnsues idea of the characters trying to measure her speed]]. The measurements given in said comic show that [[FlashStep Youmu can move at about 93% of the speed of light]].
** Said comic includes a race between Youmu and Aya ([[WordOfGod officially]] the fastest character in Gensokyo, but Youmu can surpass her in short bursts), in which both of them finish the race before the third participant, Reisen, even has a chance to move.
* {{Tomboy}}: By the virtue of being an ActionGirl. Her [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl girly girl]] counterpart is Yuyuko.
* UndyingLoyalty: Youmu is intensely loyal to Yuyuko, except when she's not. While she often disobeys Yuyuko to go on her own adventures,[[note]]such as every time she's playable in a game other than when she was paired up with Yuyuko in ''Imperishable Night'', most notable ''Ten Desires'' in which she actually ''fought'' Yuyuko for the right to leave the Netherworld[[/note]] in the end she seems to have an unconscious sense of duty that keeps her working for Yuyuko despite her complaints. And she's not even getting paid...
* UnexpectedCharacter: Returns in Touhou 13: ''Ten Desires'' as a playable character, well after most people had given up on ever seeing her again in a danmaku game.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:
** [[{{Irony}} Despite the fact]] that she serves a ghost and ''is'' half one, Youmu is terrified of ghost stories. Made doubly ridiculous by the fact that with the Roukanken, she is one of the very few people actually capable of killing ghosts.
** Youmu is just one huge scaredy-cat when it comes to imaginary horrors. In one chapter of ''Manga/OrientalSacredPlace'' she participates in a test of courage and spends most of it running hysterically from people in cheap Halloween costumes. Since she knew perfectly well there was nothing to be afraid of, most of them assumed she was just playing along, but her mistress knew better.
--->'''Youmu:''' I'm no good with scary stuff.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Youki Konpaku]]
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::'''Youki Konpaku'''

Youmu Konpaku's father ([[LostInTranslation or possibly grandfather]]) and mentor, who served as Hakugyokurou's gardener before her. He disappeared sometime before the events of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', which Youmu took to be just another one of his lessons. Strictly appears only in Youmu's character description for ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''.

!!!Tropes associated with Youki:

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: One of ZUN's memos implies him to have this personality.
* BadassBaritone: According to ZUN, Youki speaks a thundering voice.
* BadassBeard: Often portrayed with one.
* CombatPragmatist: Rather than following a traditional fighting style, he "stole" the most effective moves from a number of styles. Judging by Youmu's techniques, he also favored [[SpeedBlitz defeating an enemy before they knew what was happening]].
* DisappearedDad: No one really seems to know his current whereabouts. Some fans jokingly suggest that [[ExtremeOmnivore Yuyuko ate him]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: Like Youmu, he too is half human, half ghost.
* MasterSwordsman
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Youki seems to have been less devoted to his job than Youmu is. [[UndyingLoyalty Not that that's saying much]].
* OldMaster: He's often portrayed in fanworks as an old man with silver hair and a short silver beard.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yuyuko Saigyouji]]
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::''Ghostly Girl in the Netherworld Tower''
::'''Yuyuko Saigyouji'''

-->''"In a gathering of corpses, there is beauty. Same goes for the cherry blossoms and spring..."''

Ghost Princess of Hakugyokurou, also an old friend of Yukari. When she was still alive she had the power to [[{{Necromancy}} control the spirits of the dead]]. Eventually this grew into the power to kill others with a thought, terrifying Yuyuko [[DrivenToSuicide to the point of suicide]], after which her body was used to [[SealedEvilInACan seal an evil cherry tree]]. Over time, she [[GhostAmnesia forgot about her life]] and hatched a plan to resurrect the body sealing the tree. When she realized that it was her own body that sealed the tree, she changed her mind and lived her life as a ghost, perhaps for the better, because the resurrection of her body would destroy her and unleash the evil tree.

!!!Tropes associated with Yuyuko:

* BadPowersGoodPeople: Having the power to [[IWishedYouWereDead invoke death as one pleases]] is [[CaptainObvious dangerous.]] Good thing Yuyuko is responsible enough to know how dangerous it is, {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies aside.
** The only time it's known she has used her power is in an attempt to kill Mokou, who, as an immortal, is unaffected.
* BattleAura: A massive, pink paper fan with a classical motif etched on it appears behind her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Though she's usually a happy and upbeat person, you do NOT want to make her angry, at least according to Akyuu in ''Perfect Memento''. Probably because she can kill with a thought.
* BigEater: She seems to treat her journey in ''Imperishable Night'' as a "Wonderful Midnight Snack Tour". One line implies that she actually went as far as to ''eat Mystia'' (not that this stops Mystia from reappearing in the next game). MemeticMutation turns her into an ExtremeOmnivore, with numerous examples of her eating Youmu's ghost-half and {{Kirby}} parodies.
** In both ''Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red'' and ''A Beautiful Flower Blooming Violet Every Sixty Years'', when Yuyuko has to compare two things she immediately thinks of them in terms of food.
* BoobsOfSteel: Often drawn with a nice figure, and no slouch in terms of power. May be justified however, since [[BigEater all that food has to go somewhere]].
* BrilliantButLazy: Yuyuko is likely smarter and more perceptive than even [[TheChessmaster Yukari]], but unlike Yukari she has no real ambition or long-term plans; on the rare occasion she does act it's usually ForTheLulz.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: She has many butterfly-themed spell cards and projectiles. Indeed, she was the ''first'' boss in the series to use butterfly bullets. Many bosses have since used them, but never to Yuyuko's level.
* CelestialBureaucracy: Although she was originally human, her particular skills and situation caused her to be appointed by Eiki as permanent ruler of the Netherworld instead of reincarnating normally. Given that she still has her job, she's a presumably a BunnyEarsLawyer.
* CherryBlossomGirl: For someone not named Sakura, she sure hits a lot of points for the trope. She's got themes relating to death by simply being dead. She's aiming for the rebirth of the person buried beneath the giant cherry tree Saigyouji Ayakashi, [[spoiler:not knowing she's the one buried there]], and does this by collecting spring in the form of cherry blossom petals. Her powers are the exact opposite of healing: The ability to kill with a thought. She has an aura of [[YamatoNadeshiko traditional Japanese elegance]] (ruined by her constant trolling of Youmu), which includes wearing kimonos that sometimes have cherry blossom patterns. Finally, she tops it off with her pink hair.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: May or may not be [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Cloudcuckoolandity]].
* CrypticConversation: In any storyline where she shows up, she'll usually allude vaguely to how she's already figured out exactly what's going on (explaining things would be too boring). Her servant Youmu says she can never understand what Yuyuko is talking about.
* CuteGhostGirl
* DissonantSerenity
* DrivenToSuicide: Her eventual reaction to realizing what her power was.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Everything's Better With Ghost Princesses]]
* ExpressiveShirt: The pattern on her robe changes from game to game or story to story, but always matches something going on in the plot, even if she presumably didn't know what would happen when she got dressed. Or did she?
* FamousAncestor: Not exactly ancestor, but her father may or may not have been the famous Japanese poet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saigyo_Hoshi Saigyo]], who wrote a poem about his wish to die under blossoming trees. According to ''[[UniverseCompendium Perfect Momento in Strict Sense]]'', Yuyuko's father was indeed a celebrated poet who did end up dying under the influence of the Saigyou Ayakashi, a youkai cherry tree.
* FinalBoss
* GhostAmnesia: To the point that she forgot that [[spoiler:''she'' is the one whose body is buried under the Saigyou Ayakashi]].
* GhostLights: Well, she ''is'' one, so it makes sense she'd have two or three floating about.
* [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Girly Girl]]: To Youmu's tomboy.
* GradualGrinder: Her boss fight in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' has shades of this, as much as can be had in a danmaku: her bullet patterns aren't necessarily complex for a stage six boss and are relatively slow to boot. This can easily cause a player to lose their focus and glide into one of the many, many bullets that are trailing around them.
* GuestFighter: Appears as a playable character in ''VideoGame/LordOfVermilion'' alongside Reimu.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Even when she and Yukari began their friendship a millennium ago Yukari was already ancient, and now she is still many times Yuyuko's age. Neither of them care in the slightest.
* ItAmusedMe: She decided to make the Saigyouji Ayakashi blossom because she was curious as to who was buried underneath it and wanted to see them resurrected, not knowing [[spoiler:it was herself]].
* IWishedYouWereDead: Her manipulation of death is described as "Invoking death as she wishes" -- Yuyuko can literally wish people dead. She can also choose for the departed to be sent to Hakugyokurou instead of their normal afterlife, as well as having control over their soul.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zis2TtxdFjQ "Border of Life"]] and all of its subsequent rearranges.
** And now she has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl7xb9N3eWs "Ghost Lead".]]
* MasterPoisoner: Twice in canon[[note]]''Immaterial and Missing Power'' Yukari route, ''Imperishable Night'' Ghost route ending[[/note]], she has poisoned peoples' drinks... but both times they noticed and/or were immune, and Yuyuko seemed to know this would happen. Yuyuko [[{{Troll}} has a weird]] [[DudeNotFunny sense of humor]].
* MightyGlacier: In the fighting games.
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: She explains the plot to Youmu in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''.
* {{Necromancy}}: Not only can she kill with a thought, but she can also control the souls of the dead. Which as you might imagine is helpful in running an afterlife.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Using the cover of TheDitz to cover her intellect.
* {{Ojou}}: She is a ghost princess whose home is a towering pagoda with an immense garden.
* TheOmniscient: Of the mundane variety; she's just that perceptive. [[NotSoOmniscientAfterAll Except for that thing with the corpse under the Saigyou Ayakashi]].
* [[DeathByOriginStory Own Death By Origin Story]]: See DrivenToSuicide above.
* PainfullySlowProjectile: Many of her danmaku patterns involve these. They are easy to dodge individually, but over time they will clutter up the screen, blocking your path from the faster bullets.
* ThePollyanna: Has easily the most heart-wrenching [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5TY1DqJ59E&fmt=18 backstory]] in the cast and yet is one of the [[AngstWhatAngst funniest and most cheerful]] characters. This may be originally due to her [[GhostAmnesia completely forgetting about her past]]. However, she recovered her memory at the end of ''PCB'', and nothing seems to have changed.
* [[PowerGivesYouWings Power Gives You a Giant Fan]]
* PowerIncontinence: Yuyuko's power to invoke death was stronger when she was alive; while it's not clear whether she ever actually lost control of it, [[DrivenToSuicide presumably she was very afraid of the possibility]], and it's a common depiction in {{Fanon}}.
* SealedEvilInACan: She seals the cherry tree, and it seals her, forever preventing her from ever being part of the {{Reincarnation}} cycle. She realizes she's happier that way.
* SoulJar: Inverted - her body being sealed prevents her soul from passing on. The end result is still functional immortality, though.
* SoulPower: Her original power was merely to control the spirits of the dead, and her ability to do so is also one of the reason she was appointed to be in charge of the Netherworld. While it's never fully explained, it seems likely that her ability to cause death is also an aspect of this, ie: removing someone's soul to kill them. In-game, she is constantly surrounded by floating spirits and sometimes sends them to attack.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S renders her last name as "Saigyouzi."
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In ''Ten Desires''
-->'''(To Reimu):''' "I'll give you a hint. The cemetery behind the temple isn't suspicious."
-->'''(To Youmu):''' "I doubt that some troublesome individual is about to make a return, or that there's any secrets or anything in, say, the cemetery behind the temple..."
* TalkingThroughTechnique: Does this with Yukari, most famously in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'' where it's used to catch the Lunarians off-guard.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: According to fanon, ''Mystia''.
* TricksterMentor: Whenever she decides to help someone. Unfortunately, Youmu seems too LiteralMinded for it to work on her very well.
* {{Troll}}: At the end of ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'', [[spoiler:she steals a 1000-year-old bottle of sake from the Moon to piss the princesses off, which was what Yukari wanted her to do -- but she also trolls Yukari by not stealing anything ''more'' valuable than a bottle of sake]].
* UnexpectedCharacter: [[spoiler: Who could have thought she'd be the stage 1 boss of ''Ten Desires''?]]
** [[spoiler: RecurringBoss]]
** [[spoiler: DegradedBoss: But to be fair to her...]]
** [[spoiler: WillfullyWeak: ...she's not even ''trying''; she just wants to give you a little spellcard practice before you go off to investigate the divine spirit incident.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is an unusual case. She's whimsical and prefers pulling pranks on her servant/guardian, but she can be serious if the time comes. She is, however, the elegant mastermind befitting the character type.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Saigyou Ayakashi]]
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::'''Saigyou Ayakashi'''

An evil cherry tree sealed by Yuyuko and Yukari centuries ago. Up until Ten Desires it was the only truly evil character in the Touhou universe. It has the power to lure people to rest underneath its branches after which it drains their souls.

!!! Tropes associated with Saigyou Ayakashi:

* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted, it's its beauty that lures people to it, after which it kills them.
* TheCameo: Appears in ''Ten Desires'' as the background for Yuyuko's spell cards (just as it did in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'').
* CherryBlossoms: [[CaptainObvious Well duh]].
* EldritchAbomination: What else can you call something that drives people insane with deadly peacefulness and beauty before draining their souls? It's perhaps the only truly ''evil'' character in the Touhou franchise.
* SealedEvilInACan: It was sealed using Yuyuko's body. As such, it never flowers or bears fruit; it takes roughly all of Gensokyo's "Spring" to cause it to even begin to bloom.
* WhenTreesAttack

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ran Yakumo]]
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::''Shikigami of the Youkai of Boundaries''
::'''Ran Yakumo'''

-->''"Don't mistake me for a simple beast either. I am the shikigami of a powerful master. As such, my powers far exceed those of any youkai you've ever seen... Not to mention those of humans. [[MakesSenseInContext Or dogs.]]"''

A kitsune, Yukari's beleaguered but loyal shikigami, looking after the house and her duties while her mistress sleeps. A grand youkai in her own right, she is wise and strong, old enough to possess a full set of nine tails and is powerful enough to have her ''own'' shikigami, Chen.

!!! Tropes associated with Ran:

* ActionMom: In {{Fanon}}, she and Chen generally have a mother-daughter relationship, which normally leads to her going "[[SayMyName CHEEEEEEEEEENNNN!!!]]".
* AssistCharacter: Often appears as one for Yukari.
* BadassBoast: "I am leagues different from Chen. Leagues, columns, digits, and [[ColorfulThemeNaming colors]]."
* BonusBoss
* ButtMonkey: Tends to be abused a lot by Yukari in fanon, and canon probably doesn't treat her much better due to Yukari literally throwing her into the battle and generally being very strange.
* ColourfulThemeNaming: Her name means "indigo" in Japanese. See Chen's entry above.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* {{Familiar}}: She's Yukari Yakumo's [[{{Onmyoudo}} shikigami]], and is powerful enough to have Chen as her own shikigami.
* FastballSpecial: Yukari often literally throws Ran into the fray.
* GoodWithNumbers: Capable of doing complex calculations in an instant. She also calculated the width of the Sanzu River in her spare time. Most likely, this skill of hers is part of an ongoing joke where ZUN compares shikigami to computers.
* HappinessInSlavery: Both Ran and Yukari believe that a shikigami is a tool, and that to achieve her full power as a shikigami, Ran must always do precisely what is ordered of her. An article in ''[=BAiJR=]'' describes Yukari beating her for getting into a fight without permission while she was asleep. [[note]]Presumably, this is when Ran fought the heroine in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' because the heroine wanted Ran to wake up her master.[[/note]] A shikigami gains power from their master so long as they obey, so getting into fights that the master doesn't authorize deprives the servant of potential power.
* {{Kitsune}}: She's a nine-tailed fox, which are traditionally quite powerful in mythology (almost divine). Presumably this is meant to contrast with her status as a shikigami and [[OvershadowedByAwesome make Yukari seem even more threatening.]] Indeed, it may be hard to remember at times, but Ran is a fully-fledged Extra Boss, placing her in the same general league as Flandre Scarlet, Fujiwara no Mokou, and Suwako Moriya. In fact, Ran is also a Mid-Boss for the only Phantasm-level enemy in the series (Yukari), which technically puts her in a league ''above'' all the others.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Her official boss theme is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul8UFl72KOY "A Maiden's Illusionary Funeral ~ Necro-Fantasy,"]] (of which Yukari's theme is a reprise/remix, oddly enough), but she also tends to be associated with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpleI8jiQak "Charming Domination."]]
* MamaBear: Her reaction to the playing character "bullying" Chen in the ''PCB'' extra stage. [[ActionMom Insert]] "[[HilariousInHindsight CHEEEEEEEEEEEENNNN!!!]]" [[MemeticMutation when appropriate]].
* MultipleTailedBeast
* LittleBitBeastly: Nine-tailed fox, though in her official art we only see her tails since she keeps her ears covered under a hat.
* NoseBleed: A lot of fanart tends to have Ran do this when Chen does anything that TastesLikeDiabetes. Often to epic levels -- it's even sparked a meme called "[[KamehameHadoken Nosebleed Spark]]".
* SayMyName: Fanon tends to toy around with this due to her ActionMom status... ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jip6DJC7qZA "CHEEEEEEEEEEEENNNN!!!!"]]''
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Fried tofu is traditionally loved by kitsune, and according to ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' Ran is no exception. It's said that one could persuade her out of fighting by offering her some.
* TheWatson: To Yukari, especially in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''.
* YamatoNadeshiko: A common {{Fanon}} portrayal, since she looks after Yukari's house while she's asleep.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yukari Yakumo]]
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::''Youkai of Boundaries''
::'''Yukari Yakumo'''

-->''"Oh, so that's a 'strange incident'? Then I suppose I'm a mobile strange incident."''

The mysterious "youkai of boundaries" and one of the most powerful beings in Gensokyo[[note]]Exactly how powerful is vague, as most of the information on Yukari's abilities [[UnreliableExpositor comes from Yukari herself]], but she's crafty enough to outwit most of the entities stronger than her anyway.[[/note]] - her signature [[CoolGate "gaps"]] allow her to travel almost anywhere (including the Outside World), her {{Onmyodo}} skills let her [[TheOmniscient find out almost anything]], and she's no slouch in combat either. She tends to [[{{Troll}} mess around with people]] or [[TheChessmaster use them as pawns in her schemes]], but most of the time she has the best interests of Gensokyo at heart. It's heavily implied that Yukari was one of the architects of the Great Hakurei Barrier[[note]]The actual crafting of the barrier was a massive effort involving large numbers of youkai and humans.[[/note]], and she will quickly show up to repair it if damaged. However, as she sleeps through the day and hibernates through winter, she leaves most of her work to her shikigami Ran. Yukari is an old friend of Yuyuko, and the closest thing [[BarrierMaiden Reimu]] has to an employer.

!!!Tropes associated with Yukari:

* AncientTradition: A one-woman variation, but only helps when she sees fit.
* AnonymousBenefactor: Occasionally leaves things in the Hakurei Shrine's donation box when Reimu's not looking.
* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant: Yukari is mostly content to have Reimu and her shikigami solve most issues, partly due to her odd sleep schedule, partly due to [[TheGodsMustBeLazy just being lazy]]. If something happens that is actively threatening Gensokyo however, Yukari will not hesitate to get involved; Eientei and later Tenshi learned this the hard way.
* TheArchmage: The {{Onmyodo}} version, not the quasi-scientific magic practiced by youkai magicians.
* ArtificialBrilliance [=/=] LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''. Unlike any other boss in the series, Yukari will actually pause her attacks (and the timer) during her final spellcard whenever the player manages to gain some form of invincibility, and will calmly wait until it wears off before resuming.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Yukari's ultimate spell card in the fighting games, ''Obsolete Line: Trip to the Old Station'', trumps most every other card used by any other character in sheer damage output. However, it can be avoided by flying over it (not grazed or blocked, however), and the portal for summoning the [[CoolTrain train]] takes a long time to open, so any opponent worth their salt will knock you upside the head while you're channeling it. [[GameBreaker If Typhoon is active, however....]]
** It is, however, one of the best [[NotCompletelyUseless Okizeme (wake up game) supers]] in the game. Yukari has some very easy set ups that give her ample time to channel the super while the opponent is flailing through the air and or getting up from the floor, and if done correctly these setups lead to the opponent rising to an unblockable, ungrazeable train to the face.
* BadBoss: Yukari's article in ''Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red'' describes her disciplining Ran by hitting her with an umbrella. She claims it's not abuse because shikigami are first and foremost tools.
* BarrierMaiden: She was instrumental in gathering support for the construction of the Great Hakurei Barrier, and her powers are based around manipulating barriers, but she leaves the Barrier's upkeep to Reimu and usually steps in only to repair major damage.
* BarrierWarrior
* BerserkButton: Damaging the Great Hakurei Barrier. Her laziness, her shikigami and the other resident incident resolvers are not excuses for her sit idly by while someone damages Genskoyo's foundation, and she makes sure the perpetrator knows it. Case and point: her story mode in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''. Tenshi's earthquake stunt destroys the Hakurei Shrine and thus damages the Barrier, leading Yukari to go on a manhunt and personally kick Tenshi's behind all the way back to Bhava-Agra. Fanon likes to depict this as a CurbStompBattle.
** Though more of [[{{Fanon}} fan-conceived]] notion, Yukari also hates it when Reimu's life is threatened. Opinions for this tend to shift between Reimu's death being TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Yukari actually caring for Reimu, or both.
* BigGood [=/=] MysteriousBacker: Mostly the former, but Yukari isn't human and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality the oddity of some of her behaviour]] occasionally pushes her towards the latter.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality [=/=] {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her philosophy seems to be some form of UsefulNotes/{{Taoism}}... as interpreted by a "very youkai-like" {{Youkai}} with a manipulative streak. Even other youkai have trouble understanding her motives.
* BonusBoss: Notable for being the only "[[UpToEleven bonus bonus boss]]" in the main series, the boss of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''[='=]s Phantasm stage.
** TrueFinalBoss: Accessing the Phantasm stage is also non-standard, requiring not only clearing the Extra stage, but having captured at least sixty of the game's spell cards.
* BoobsOfSteel: One of the few characters portrayed in-game with a noticeable bust... and possesses god-like powers.
* BrilliantButLazy: Though it's hard to tell what parts of Yukari's actions are complex plotting disguised as laziness, or laziness disguised as complex plotting.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In ''Immaterial and Missing Power''.
-->'''Sakuya:''' "Whatever. Stop lying and give up your schemes, now."
-->'''Yukari:''' ''(Which lies and schemes is she talking about? It's hard to keep track of them all...)''
* TheChessmaster: She's had a hand in many, many schemes over the years, the complexity and scope of which makes Kanako look upstart. Including the disastrous Moon invasion 1000 years ago that taught youkai not to overstep their boundaries, and made Yukari well-known, even among the humans (whether Yukari knew they would lose and this would happen is up for debate). Then, 500 years later, in order to return leverage to the youkai over that of the humans, she laid the groundwork for the Hakurei Barrier, by establishing the area of Gensoukyou as a youkai haven, where they could emigrate to and be free from the outside, after which the Barrier took 400 years more to be completed. Even the debates and conflicts over the Barrier and their use in distracting from Gensoukyou's vulnerable human population until youkai and humans could live together there were possibly foreseen by her. Lastly and most strikingly, the entirety of ''Manga/TouhouBougetsushou'' was planned out by her, manipulating the Watatsuki sisters, Eirin, and Remilia against each other, all of whom are quite clever in their own right.
** Yukari openly acknowledges herself as this when playing as Sakuya in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''.
-->'''Sakuya:''' So, is law enforcement [in the Netherworld] always like this?
-->'''Yukari:''' There's no law in this world. As we can't have a death penalty, of course.
-->'''Sakuya:''' Oh, what about the [[{{Psychopomp}} Yama]]?
-->'''Yukari:''' One just needs to be stronger than the Yama and they can do as they please. That's the way of this place... no, of all places.
-->'''Sakuya:''' Stronger how exactly? Financially?
-->'''Yukari:''' In cunning.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Reimu and Yukari form the "Border team" in ''Imperishable Night''. It's rather convenient that the colors of their outfits correspond to the borders between visible and invisible light.
* ColourfulThemeNaming: Her name means "violet" in Japanese. See Chen's entry above.
* CompressedHair: Somehow manages to hide almost all her hair in her hat in the fighting games.
* CoolTrain: Attacks with one in one of her spell cards in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''. All Aboard the Yukari Express!
* CrypticConversation: Tends to make confusingly vague remarks, though not as much as Yuyuko does.
* DamageSpongeBoss: A literal case of UpToEleven: Yukari has ''eleven'' health bars compared to the Extra stage bosses' ten, giving her the distinction of having the most HP of any boss in the series.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Over time Gensokyo's {{youkai}} have drifted from their origins as manifestations of human fear, becoming less aggressive and more capable of developing individual personalities. Yukari was somehow involved in most of the factors contributing to this.[[note]]The Great Hakurei Barrier cuts them off from the influence of Outside World beliefs and superstitions, while the Spell Card system allows them to gain sustenance from [[FriendlyWar "attacking" humans without actually hurting them or risking death in return]].[[/note]] The "evil" part comes in because youkai haven't become fully independent beings yet, and Yukari [[ImAHumanitarian helps with the food supply]].
* FastballSpecial: Her usual method of using Ran. Yukari is the pitcher.
* FrameBreak: Sort of. In ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' Yukari's spell cards Boundary "Border Between 2D and 3D" and Boundary "Objective Border" travel along the edge of the screen.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Has power rivalling a god, and seems to see herself as the custodian of Gensokyo. So lazy she sleeps 12 hours a day and "hibernates" though the whole winter. Even when she's awake, she still doesn't take much direct action, instead manipulating others into doing her job for her.
* GoodWithNumbers: Since a familiar's power is derived from its master, Yukari is even better at numbers than Ran, who is known to calculate the Sanzu River's width out of boredom. Ran mentions that if Yukari wanted, she could have calculated the depth of the Sanzu River as well, ''even though it's known to be bottomless''.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* GradualGrinder [=/=] MightyGlacier: In the fighting games. She's slow, has high {{Knockback}} and [[ScratchDamage Chip Damage]], and is hard to put under pressure but likewise has trouble pressuring enemies herself. She's also poor at aerial combat, but makes up for it with AntiAir attacks.
* GreenLanternRing: What does "Manipulating Boundaries" do? Whatever the hell you want it to do!
* {{Hammerspace}}: Tends to become a HyperspaceArsenal at times with traffic signs, tombstones and a '''train.'''
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Even ''more so'' than Reimu.
* HeavySleeper: She hibernates through the wintertime. Some fanon theories claim that this is because Yuyuko's death traumatized her in some way, but there is no evidence of this.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Fans tend to portray her this way.
* ImAHumanitarian: Teased throughout the series. She hints at storing humans for the winter to Marisa in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', ''[[UniverseCompendium Perfect Memento In Strict Sense]]'' says she might attack humans from the outside world to keep her youkai status, and she openly admits in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' that Gensokyo's youkai's "food supply" comes from the outside world.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Most of the fluctuations in the Great Hakurei Barrier that can send clueless humans into Gensoukyou are her doing, "spiriting away" some of the folk she finds ''fascinating''. In fanon this sometimes is manifested as literally taking people home with her.
* KansasCityShuffle: In ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''. [[BatmanGambit Relying on Remilia's greed to create a decoy]] is one thing. ''[[spoiler:Being a second decoy]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is quite another]].
* LadyOfWar
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=195XntreoMc "Necrofantasia"]] from PCB (a remix/expansion of the chorus of Ran's theme), and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3xMfbu6MzU "Night Falls ~ Evening Star"]] from the fighting games.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine [=/=] TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Yukari is elegant and manipulative, compared to the tomboyish and honest Reimu. [[WordOfGod According to ZUN]] she was designed as a {{Foil}} to Reimu with similar powers so that they could team up in ''Imperishable Night''.
* LimitedWardrobe: Avoided. She wore a western-style one-piece dress in her debut appearance in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', but ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' gave her a new dress in a mishmash of western and Chinese styles to further symbolize her boundary-related powers. Although the latter outfit appears to have stuck in the games for the time being, fanworks tend to depict her in either outfit, depending on the artist's tastes. Yukari also wears a unique purple sleeveless dress with white shirt underneath in the Boundary Team ending in ''Imperishable Night'', meaning she averted this trope within a single game. And in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' and ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' she appears with different sets of clothes.
* MeaningfulRename: "Yukari Yakumo" is not her real name, but something she chose to call herself; she also gave Ran her current name. Fans sometimes use this as evidence that she is really an older [[Characters/TouhouOtherOfficialWorks Maribel Hearn]]. Chapter 26 of ''Curiosities of Lotus Asia'' features Rinnosuke pondering the possible reasons she chose that name.
* MightyWhitey: Maybe. It's been implied that Yukari was originally a Western human ([[MukokuSeki not that you could tell from the art]]).
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Yukari seems more interested in preserving the balance between humans and youkai (or possibly even helping humans) than in helping youkai, though she tries to cover it up (which is one of the reasons she rarely acts directly). It's implied that [[ProHumanTranshuman she was originally human herself]].
* NotMeThisTime: Most of the fights against Yukari in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' are the result of the player character assuming that she must be the cause behind the incident and attacking her.
* TheOmniscient: Yukari is likely the most well-informed person in Gensokyo, deriving from her network of shikigami spies, divination magic, ability to travel to the outside world and the lunar capital, and possibly [[TrappedInThePast being from the future]].
* OmniscientMoralityLicense
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's such a powerful magic user that not only is her shikigami an old and mighty {{kitsune}}, but her shikigami has its own shikigami (and ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'' shows that she simultaneously uses numerous lesser shikigami as spies). She occasionally tutors Reimu in the use of her own powers.
* OperaGloves: In at least her ''PCB'' appearance.
* OppositesAttract: Despite being on opposing sides of the human-youkai conflict, and even being perhaps the primary representatives of their sides, Yukari and Reimu seem to be helping each other more often than not.
* OxymoronicBeing: According to Akyuu in ''[[UniverseCompendium Perfect Memento in Strict Sense]]'', despite being a youkai she has has almost never been seen actually attacking humans (though Akyuu assumes she is just doing it outside Gensokyo). A popular [[EpilepticTrees fan theory]] is that Yukari has managed to build [[TheDreaded such a terrifying reputation]] that she can generate enough human fear to sustain herself just by ''showing up''.
* ParasolOfPain: She always carries a parasol and uses it as a weapon in the fighting games.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: What her parasol is normally portrayed as in both canon and fanon artwork.
* PhysicalGod: Sort of straddles the line between being one and not being one. On the one hand, Gensokyo has ''actual'' gods among its population, which discourages the literal application of the trope. On the other hand, she has the raw power of a god and then some, and is one of the beings responsible for creating and maintaining Gensokyo as it is now.
* PortalNetwork: It's implied that her powers tap into one of these, relying on spiritual similarity between two places rather than connecting any two arbitrary points. However, it has so many entry points that it usually makes no difference. Most notably, she can only access the Lunar Capital by opening a portal inside the reflection of the full moon on a large body of water.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Her ability to manipulate boundaries normally manifests as a combination of {{Hammerspace}} and Instant PortalPicture To Anywhere. [[FreudWasRight And looks suspiciously like a vagina.]] With multiple unblinking eyes staring from the inside.
* PurpleIsPowerful: See ColorfulThemeNaming under Chen.
* RealityWarper: According to Akyuu (who admits that [[UnreliableExpositor some of her profiles are exaggerated]], but not which or how):
-->The ability to manipulate boundaries is a terrifying ability capable of fundamentally undermining reality. As far as we know, everything is built upon the existence of boundaries. If there was no water surface, there could be no lake. If there was no sky line, neither mountain nor sky could exist. Were it not for the Great Barrier, even Gensokyo itself wouldn't exist. If there were no boundaries, everything would probably exist as a single enormous object. Thus, the ability to manipulate boundaries is by logic an ability of creation and destruction. It essentially creates a new being, or rejects the existence of a being. [...] It's said that this ability is not limited to physical space, but also applies to pictures, others' dreams, and even stories.
** StoryBreakerPower
* SchrodingersButterfly: Footnote 5 in Yukari's entry from ''[[UniverseCompendium Perfect Memento in Strict Sense]]'':
--> Indeed, she may spend the winters and the daytime, when she claims to be sleeping, in the outside world, and some even say that the world in Yukari's dreams ''is'' the outside world.
* ShroudedInMyth: Appears to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this deliberately.
* StatuesqueStunner: Being one of the tallest characters, mysterious and powerful, Yukari gets this treatment in fanart a lot.
* StoneWall: From ''Immaterial and Missing Power'': "Her fighting style is completely different from a human's measure. It's neither fast nor heavy-hitting. It is uncertain whether she is really tough or not. Her attitude makes you feel as if [[JustToyingWithThem you're being teased by her]], which is really irritating even if you manage to defeat her."
* SupernaturalIsPurple
* SuperpowerLottery: Definite winner.
* TalkingThroughTechnique: Does this with Yuyuko, most famously in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'' where it's used to catch the Lunarians off-guard.
* {{Telepathy}}: Appears to display this ability in the ''Manga/EasternAndLittleNatureDeity'' short story ''Fairy of the Moon''.
--> Luna, who thought she had erased all surrounding sounds, somehow heard a voice calling out to her. [...] Luna instantly knew that the owner of that voice was a dangerous youkai. She had erased all sound, so if she could hear this voice, it wasn't normal. Because it was a voice she heard in her heart.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: [[MemeticMutation She thinks with]] VideoGame/{{Portal}}s!
* ThinkingUpPortals: One of the most common uses of her power.
* TricksterMentor: Acts this way towards Reimu.
* {{Troll}}: Fanon depicts Yukari as one of these, to the point where there's a pool on Danbooru dedicated to her trolling of the other characters.
** It's very apparent in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody as well.
** And then there's ''Manga/TouhouBougetsushou''. [[spoiler:Even after being trolled by Yuyuko, who stole ''only'' a bottle of 1000-year-old sake from the Moon, Yukari goes on to troll Eirin by serving her the very same sake in the last chapter of ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'', leaving Eirin baffled about how Yukari got it.]]
* TheWallsHaveEyes: Her "gaps" are often shown filled with unblinking eyes (and occasionally ''arms'', struggling to get out). Some of her spell cards in ''Hisoutensoku'' create singular eyes that [[EyeBeams shoot beams]].
-->'''''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Touhou_Hisoutensoku/Spell_Cards/Yukari_Yakumo#Spell_Card_1 Magic Eye "Laplace's Demon"]]''''' - A large number of eyes appear staring at the enemy. Once the eyes see an exploitable weakness, they attack. It seems this is how Yukari [[TheOmniscient knows what's going on in all of Gensokyo at all times]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: DarkerAndEdgier fan stories with Gensokyo's existence on the line will typically have Yukari going to extremes to preserve it, inevitably raising the ire of the current protagonists (usually for good reason). See: ''[[FanFic/DiamondInTheRough Diamond In The Rough]]''.
* AWizardDidIt: In fanon, she's usually the wizard that did it.

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!Debuted in ''Immaterial and Missing Power''

[[folder:Suika Ibuki]]
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::''Tiny Hyakki Yakou''
::'''Suika Ibuki'''

-->''"Your chi can't beat my chi. [[IAmTheNoun I AM chi.]]"''

An oni with the power to manipulate density, which extends to gathering or dispersing emotions and people, along with more destructive applications. She caused the inhabitants of Gensoukyou to have more parties for a while, hoping to attract more of her kind to Gensoukyou and reuinite her people that had been scattered long ago. Currently living in Bhava-Agra (one realm of Heaven) after threatening the inhabitants to allow her to stay there.

!!!Tropes associated with Suika:

* AdaptationDyeJob: Suika's sprites in fighting games represent her with brown hair, however, her artwork shows her with light orange hair. Her sprite in ''Double Spoiler'' confirms that her hair color is more orange than brown. Though, fanworks sometimes depict her as blonde or brunette, depending on the artist's preferences or color judgements.
* {{Badass}}: She tore Tenshi a new one so badly that she had to ''give up a chunk of Heaven to her just to make Suika stop''.
** Turns out Tenshi banked on Suika getting as bored of Heaven's pleasures as herself and would leave rather quickly before anyone noticed, as she gave up that land without telling anyone. Unfortunately for Tenshi, oni have a [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave much higher appreciation for Bhava-Agra's endless feasts]] than she does.
* BirdRun: Her method of walking normally.
* ChainedByFashion: Her wrists and the back of her hair sports shackles and short chains, and these chains are connected to geometric shapes.
* CuteBruiser: Noticeably younger-looking than most of the cast. Can tear apart mountains with her bare hands.
* CuteGiant: Suika is normally pretty small and adorable, but has the ability to change her size at will. She's still adorable when she's huge, but you're probably not thinking such as you're trying to avoid getting squashed by her!
* DrunkenMaster: She's almost always drunk, and yet a formidable opponent. ZUN even states in her profile that she becomes ''stronger'' the more intoxicated she becomes.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Her guarding animation has her ''drinking from her gourd.'' Even more ridiculous is her crouch guard, where she does the same thing ''while lounging.''
* FireBreathingDiner: For one of her attacks in the fighting games, Suika takes a sip from her gourd before spewing out a wave of fire.
* FinalBoss
* GlacierWaif: She could probably move glaciers.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: Her gourd is connected to a chain, which lets Suika use it as an EpicFlail for a few attacks.
* HairDecorations: She wears short chains and a bow in her hair, and also has a bow tied to one of her horns.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: She carries a magic gourd of sake that never runs dry. No one has seen her sober.
** Apparently every oni (or at least the ones [[NominalImportance cool enough to be named]]) have an artifact associated with drinking alcohol, hers being the Ibuki Gourd.
* HornedHumanoid
* IntangibleMan: Suika can become mist at will.
* InterfaceScrew: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Pandemonium"]], Suika's last spell as the FinalBoss in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' destroys portions of the game HUD as she takes more and more damage, eventually leading to the near-breakdown of reality itself.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gP3J--2-HA "Onigashima in the Fairyland ~ Missing Power"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGlt8rLwWzQ "Broken Moon."]]
* LittleMissSnarker: Jolly most of the time, she nevertheless has harsh comments for everyone in ''Immaterial and Missing Power''. Probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since oni are known to hate liars, and as such [[BrutalHonesty she wouldn't believe in sugarcoating her words]].
* MesACrowd: She can make tiny clones of herself, using her power to manipulate density.
* PalsWithJesus: One of the very few people who calls Yukari a friend, having known each other well before the Great Hakurei Barrier was created.
* PaperThinDisguise: In ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'', she tries to disguise herself as a sake vendor, only for a barging Reimu to instantly recognize her.
--> '''[[DeadpanSnarker Kasen]]''': [[LampshadeHanging Well, if you have to disguise yourself, you'll have to at least hide your horns.]]
--> '''Suika''': It's cool. [[TemptingFate No one but you has discovered my true identity.]]
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's officially one of the shortest characters in the series ([[{{Sizeshifter}} at least at her regular height]]), but she's also one of the physically strongest.
* SemanticSuperpower: Controls density. Physical density, like making herself into mist or just really big/small, and things like, say, population density.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: She can also change her size at will, either becoming a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever really large oni]] or a really small oni. She can even use her hair to form mini-Suikas. Interestingly enough, at her normal size she's one of the shortest characters in the series.
* SleevesAreForWimps
* StalkerWithoutACrush: She tells everyone in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' that she's been watching them, so she sometimes gets depicted like this.
* SuperSmoke: Part of her density powers. She's used this form to attack several bystanders in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit''.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Suika pretty much bullied Tenshi into giving up some Heaven real estate. Tenshi thought it would be over quickly as Suika would get as bored of Heaven as she did and leave. ''She was wrong''. To make it worse, that bit of Heaven Suika got? It wasn't Tenshi's. And Tenshi didn't tell anyone about the oni, either.

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!Debuted in ''Imperishable Night''

[[folder:Wriggle Nightbug]]
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::''The Insect Of Light Crawling In The Dark''
::'''Wriggle Nightbug'''

-->''"...C'mon, I'll shoot first if you don't!"''

A firefly youkai with the ability to control insects.

!!!Tropes associated with Wriggle:

* {{Bifauxnen}}: Since she's one of the few characters who have short hair and wear pants, a lot of fanart likes to depict her as looking very boyish, to the point where most posts of her on Danbooru get the "reverse trap" tag. In fanon she's often depicted with a personality similar to that of [[Manga/RozenMaiden Souseiseki]].
* BoyishShortHair: Which contributes to her fandom portrayal as a {{Bifauxnen}}.
* ButtMonkey: As with a lot of minor characters, she is often depicted as being abused by the more powerful denizens.
* DynamicEntry: [[labelnote:WRIGGLE KICK!]]To autocollect items in ''Imperishable Night'' you fly to the top of the screen and focus. Midboss Wriggle zooms in from the top of the screen with very little warning, so it's very common for a beginning player to die unexpectedly by colliding with Wriggle. This has [[MemeticMutation mutated]] into the WRIGGLE KICK![[/labelnote]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Gathering and controlling insects may not seem too impressive, but think about how many freaking ''scary'' insects there are: acid spitting hornets, bullet ants, killer bees, etc. Not to mention the vast ''[[ZergRush numbers]]'' of insects. And according to ''Perfect Memento In Strict Sense'', she is capable of gathering a demonic breed of harvest mites - a kind of microscopic bug, whose bites are hard to detect and fatally poisonous.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kAOz5huQg0 "Stirring an Autumn Moon ~ Mooned Insect"]]
* LittleBitBeastly: Firefly antennae.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Back-to-back bosses Wriggle and Mystia are often portayed as the respective tropes.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: This is on the ''other'' side of the {{Bifauxnen}}, a MemeticMutation that started with [[WordOfGod ZUN]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext confirming she is a girl]]. Fans went along with her dressing up as a guy, and why the above fanart makes her ''look like a guy''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mystia Lorelei]]
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::''Night Sparrow Youkai''
::'''Mystia Lorelei'''

-->''"A professional doesn't choose their songs."''

A night sparrow youkai who loves to sing. Her singing causes night-blindness to those who hear it, which in-game shrinks the player's field of view. She currently runs a food stand that sells grilled lamprey.

!!!Tropes associated with Mystia:

* BadassBoast: "All humans fear me in the darkness! If I wanted, I could call enough youkai here to eradicate every human in this land.", or "I'll show you the true terror of darkness!" It's all empty bluster, though. And she ''really'' makes herself look stupid by using the "terror of darkness" line when talking to ''Remilia''. A ''vampire''. You know, ''lord of the night''?
* BerserkButton: You'll either frighten or anger her if you talk about grilled/fried chicken around her.
* BookDumb: She's unable to read kanji, but she still runs a successful food stand.
* BrownNote: Her singing will cause confusion and possibly night-blindness for any human who hears it.
* BoisterousWeakling: Severely overstates her abilities. She's so confident that she can defeat the heroines that after she's defeated as a mid-boss, she ''immediately'' starts the boss battle. No other character in the series does this. After the border team beats her Yukari says "[[DeconstructedTrope A weakling acting strong leads to despair all the faster]]."
* ChewToy: Yuyuko's, both figuratively and literally. Rumia also tries to ''eat'' her during their combination attack in ''Touhou Soccer''.
* CoolShades[=/=]HellBentForLeather[=/=]TooManyBelts[=/=]ZettaiRyouiki: Her Choujuu Gigaku outfit along with Kyouko.
* CreepyChild: Likes singing. Likes [[ToServeMan eating people]]. Likes singing ''about'' eating people.
* InterfaceScrew: her night-blindess power reduces the player's field of view.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4y-pQb-UDA "Deaf to All but the Song"]]
* LittleBitBeastly: Night sparrow wings and, oddly enough, furry ears (which sparrows don't have). And talons, when artists remember to draw them.
* MeaningfulName: Her last name refers to the German folk legend of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorelei#Original_folklore_and_the_creation_of_the_modern_myth the Lorelei]], a water spirit whose beautiful singing voice would cause sailors to become distracted and then crash their ships into the rocks, drowning them.
* SnakeOilSalesman: In ''[[AllThereInTheManual Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red]]'', Mystia has started a food stand, selling grilled lamprey that she claims can help cure night-blindness. It turns out she's inducing the night-blindness with her songs and cancelling the effects herself as her customers eat.
* PunkRock: Together with Kyouko she becomes Choujuu Gigaku (''dance of bird and beast''), a punk group that holds 'guerrilla concerts' at the dead of night.
* [[TemporaryBlindness Temporary Night-Blindness]]: What you'll get if you listen to her song.
* UnusualEars: Feathered wing-shaped ears -- weirdly, as sparrows don't have external ears.
** [[FridgeBrilliance It's possible they are head wings like Koakuma's.]]
* WingedHumanoid: Sparrow wings, supposedly, though they actually have a weird bird/bat hybrid design. (Normal bird wings don't have separate fingers.)

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[[folder:Keine Kamishirasawa]]
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::''Half-Beast Of Knowledge And History''
::'''Keine Kamishirasawa'''

-->''"Tonight, I'll make an imperial feast out of your history!"''

The were-hakutaku who protects the human village, she also runs a school. {{Fanon}} has it that various "child" characters, like Cirno, Mystia, Rumia, Daiyousei, and sometimes even Tenshi, Parsee, and Kisume, all attend her school as well, although this blatantly ignores the canon that she refuses to teach youkai. Possesses the ability to "eat" and hide history, and create brand new history in her hakutaku form, though she is [[HowDoIShotWeb really bad at controlling it]]. She's also one of Mokou's few friends.

!!!Tropes associated with Keine:

* {{Animorphism}}: She turns into a [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Hakutaku Hakutaku]] during the full moon, but it seems that the only apparent physical feature that changes is that she grows a tail and horns, complete with ribbon and her hair turns green.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Fanon sometimes portrays Keine as a gentle if stern person who becomes an AxCrazy psychopath that likes to CAVE people during a full moon.
* BoobsOfSteel: Often depicted as such due to her vaguely-defined powers, use of corporal punishment... and the resemblance of her hakutaku form to a cow.
* FantasticRacism: Keine is the first character in the series to express the sentiment that youkai and humans should be segregated. And it need not be said that she'd take the side of the humans if push came to shove (and indeed that's exactly what she does in IN). To be fair, it's based on the theory that youkai will die out if humans stop fearing them, so maintaining a mutually antagonistic relationship is for the benefit of both sides. Made especially interesting by the fact that her were-hakutaku nature causes her to be considered half-human and half-youkai.
** It's probably also connected with what the Hakutaku, or Bai Ze in the original Chinese, was. The Bai Ze is said to have approached the Yellow Emperor to warn him about 10,000+ different kinds of yaoguai (original Chinese term for what the Japanese call youkai), their respective threat levels, and how to arbitrate with, repel, and/or destroy them. The Bai Ze was very much a fantastic beast in its own right.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k6lVKllNYw "Plain Asia,"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNVg2qaAtnI "Extend Ash ~ Hourai Victim"]] for her Extra Stage appearance. Occasionally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bif5xgLR8Gk "Nostalgic Blood of the East ~ Old World"]] as well.
* LittleBitBeastly: When transformed.
* {{Lunacy}}: While she does turn into a hakutaku during a full moon, she doesn't become evil or anything. Though it's still best not to interrupt her work.
* MeaningfulName: If you read every single kanji in the name "Kamishirasawa" differently, it would be pronounced ue-hakutaku, ie: were-hakutaku with a Japanese accent.
* NiceHat: A bento box? A miniature pagoda?
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: In her case, a were-hakutaku.
* [[PaintItBlack Paint It Green]]: A variant - when she becomes a hakutaku, her blue dress turns green to match her hair.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Despite being partially youkai, she protects the human village from youkai.
* {{Protectorate}}: Both the human village and Mokou.
* SadistTeacher: Forgot to hand in your homework? ''Headbutt''. As noted in the supplementary materials, this is particularly painful on a full moon, when she has ''horns''. According to ''The Grimoire of Marisa'', she even uses spell cards in her lessons!
* {{Schoolmarm}}: In fanon, whenever she's shown teaching she's more often than not depicted as this. However, it's been {{Jossed}} as of ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'', where it's shown that she works at an elementary school with more than one teacher.
* StoneWall: Fan games usually place her somewhere between StoneWall and JackOfAllStats. Sometimes her hakutaku form is made a GlassCannon for contrast.
* UnPerson: Her ability as a human is to ''hide'' history, not destroy it. As in, ''hiding an entire Human village from history'' to make sure Youkai don't find it, yet still letting it exist. It is also a RunningGag in the fandom that missing characters were also hidden by her powers, like [[DummiedOut Rin Satsuki]].
* UseYourHead: Keine gives out headbutts to anyone who fails to hand in their homework. Getting headbutted on the full moon when she's in EX-mode is the other major definition of CAVED.

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[[folder:Tei Inaba]]
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::''White Rabbit of Good Fortune''
::'''Tei/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Tewi]] Inaba'''

-->''"I don't lie just for my own fortune, but for those I trick, too. If you want bring good fortune to someone, you've got to lie."''

An earth rabbit youkai and leader of the earth rabbits of Eientei. Her explicit power is the ability to bring good luck to people, but usually she's just a prankster. Started as another stage midboss with no dialogue, only a name and profile, but later got more coverage, including a major role in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''.

!!!Tropes associated with Tei:

* AscendedExtra: She was originally a midboss who wasn't even named in-game, just in the [[AllThereInTheManual manual]]. She however got a speaking role in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' and then became one of the main characters of ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''.
* TheBarnum: In an [[AllThereInTheManual interview]] she claims that while she's selling people lies, she still sort of gives them what they want.
* BornLucky: It's her explicit power to bring luck to other people, but as shown in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', she can use her power for herself as well. This resulted in the finding of a gold and jewels filled chest and... an anti-tank mine.
* CrazyPrepared: Again in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', Tei is shown to have packed sake on a fishing trip to go along with the fish they catch. When Reisen says it's only good if they caught fish, Tei pulls out four dried sardines on a stick, just in case the trip is a total loss.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: The majority of the Fanon usually draw her barefoot.
* ImmortalImmaturity: While very intelligent and capable of handling responsibility, she much prefers mischief.
* KingIncognito: In ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'', Reisen asks why Tei's shenanigans are tolerated. Eirin's private thoughts reveal to the reader that it's ''Tei'' who allowed the Moon natives to stay in Eientei when they first arrived, offering to help keep the exiles hidden so long as Eirin shared her knowledge with the earth rabbits, whom all obey Tei. The reason the Earth rabbits obey Kaguya and Eirin is only because Tei tells them to. So the Lunarians are not tolerating Tei. ''Tei'' is tolerating ''them.''
* {{Leitmotif}}: Her official theme in Phantasmagoria of Flower View is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDs77a_tUnE "Lord Usa's Elemental Flag,"]] but she's more associated with the stage five theme from Imperishable Night, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bOia1EgdQA "Cinderella Cage ~ Kagome, Kagome."]]
* LittleBitBeastly: Earth rabbit.
* RascallyRabbit: Naturally. It's implied that this is a characteristic of Earth rabbits that Moon rabbits aren't seen to display.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She was specifically mentioned as being one of the oldest youkai in Gensoukyou. There are records of her existence dating back to the creation of Gensoukyou, which makes her over ''1300'' years old. If you take ''The White Hare of Inaba'', a tale of a trickster rabbit, as the legend Tei is based off of, then this places her as ''several thousand years old'', as the myth appears in the Kojiki, the oldest surviving text of Japan.
** And since youkai [[StrongerWithAge gain power with age]], it's no wonder she's so carefree in everything she does. Even if, as a youkai rabbit, she'll never be a powerhouse, [[{{Fanon}} her luck powers have likely developed to the point that she's literally incapable of being harmed]].
* ScrewySquirrel: She is a known chronic habitual liar, a prankster (usually at Reisen's expense), and [[LittleMissConArtist a scammer]].
* SpeciesSurname: Inaba is what Kaguya calls all rabbits. It probably refers to the fairy tale ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_of_Inaba The Hare of Inaba.]]''
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her given name has also been spelled "Tewi". However, the "wi" character has been rendered obsolete in modern Japanese, and is pronounced the same as the Japanese "i" anyway. Considering that Tei is supposed to be [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over 1200 years of age]], the "wi" character could have been chosen as a note to her actual age, despite her childish looks and attitude. See also Tenshi's entry.
* TheTrickster
* {{Troll}}: Fanon often depicts her going too far with her pranks. Like Yukari, this has earned her a Danbooru pool of her trolling.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Reisen Udongein Inaba]]
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::''Lunatic Moon Rabbit''
::'''Reisen Udongein Inaba'''

-->''"I'll show you two everything of the moon's insanity!"''

A Lunar Rabbit who fled from the Lunar War,[[labelnote:*]][[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy which supposedly started with Neil Armstrong landing on the moon and planting a flag]][[/labelnote]] abandoning her comrades. It's not known whether [[DirtyCoward she did it out of cowardice]] or something else. She was found in Eientei by Kaguya and became her pet and Eirin's student. Nicknamed "Udonge" by the latter and "Inaba" by the former (though that is how Kaguya refers to all rabbits), Reisen now loyally serves and protects her master and teacher. Being a Lunar Rabbit, she is gifted with the [[MagicalEye madness-inducing eye]], though ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' reveals that her eyes also control waves in general, including mind waves and electromagnetic waves.

!!!Tropes associated with Reisen:

* AlternateCharacterReading: Reisen's spell card names are an oddity - they all have one name in kanji, but they're then given an official pronunciation in katakana, which creates a totally different phrase. For example, her first spell card's name is "Wave Sign: Red Eyes Hypnosis," but going by the katakana will get you "Wave Sign: Mind Shaker". Interestingly, only the katakana expression will change with difficulty level.
* BadassBoast: "The moon can drive people mad. So can you really beat me, the rabbit whose eyes contain the moon's power?"
* BadassInANiceSuit: She only wore a suit jacket in her first game appearance, and exclusively wore short-sleeved dress shirts in all subsequent games, but the suit has become her IconicOutfit. In ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', she wears the suit most of the time, and only takes the jacket off in summer.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Her power, aside from being able to manipulate waves, is to [[MindRape drive people insane]] with her eyes. She doesn't really do this, though; she's depicted as one of the most level-headed characters in all of Gensoukyou, and only uses this power during ''Imperishable Night'' in order to protect Kaguya.
* ButtMonkey: Everyone Reisen met treated her as a ButtMonkey in the semi-canonical ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''. She often suffers through ''"punishment time [[SayItWithHearts <3]]"'' at the hands of her master Eirin who sometimes knocks her out for days at a time, takes the brunt of whatever whims [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Princess Kaguya]] is having, and is the favorite target of Earth rabbit Tewi for her pranks. Both Mokou and Keine considered eating her, Suwako beat her up, Patchy teleported her into a wall after she almost got eaten by BooksThatBite, she almost became bait for Flandre, Alice used her as bait against a carnivorous mushroom, Reisen II kicked her in the face when she landed, Yorihime ran her through TrainingFromHell, and even Wriggle, a stage one boss, completely overwhelmed her with her bugs. Poor MoonRabbit.
* ConfusionFu: Fittingly for a character who induces insanity.
** In {{Danmaku}} games, her gimmick is bullets that do not behave as they initially appear. Bullets will seem to fly in all directions, only to fold into patterns that are manageable if the player didn't panic and try to dodge the initial pattern. Bullets will vanish, multiply and divide, slow to a crawl at the oddest times, etc.
** In the fighting games, her moveset is similarly built around deceptive attacks, like a missile whose explosion appears ahead of the missile itself, two physical attacks that look the exact same on startup, or a movement technique that creates copies of herself.
* CulturalPosturing[=/=]InsufferableGenius: Occasionally shown to look down on Earthlings for being inferior to Lunarians. Notably in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'' she bursts into laughter on seeing Remilia's attempt at building a spaceship, only to be corrected by [[TheProfessor Eirin]] that it's astonishingly well-designed.
* DoubleMeaning: She is a Lunatic Rabbit. This can be taken to mean that she causes insanity, and it also fits her because of the fact that she is ''from the moon''.
* ExplosiveOverclocking: Drinking too many potions (more than 3) in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' causes an explosion and a loss of the buffs given by the potions. Despite the loss of the buffs, this is actually a useful attack. The explosion does not harm Reisen herself and deals ludicrous amounts of damage to her opponent.
* EyeBeams: As an attack in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'', and expanded on in ''Hisoutensoku'' with her new ''Red Eye "Viewing The Circle Moon (Lunatic Blast)"'' spell card.
* FacialProfiling[=/=]FantasyCounterpartCulture: In ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' she is sometimes drawn with features common to Japanese depictions of Caucasians (such as a prominent nose when seen from the side), albeit she's considerably more lanky than the stereotype.
* FingerGun: Fanworks love showing off her skills without guns by using this instead. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=Cc6SKGXJpEc This, for example, shows it off.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: If she does ''that'', you are [[MindRape fucked]].
* TheGunslinger: In Touhou fanworks, Reisen is the character who is most likely to be seen with a gun of some sort. Though given the nature of her danmaku, she's just as likely to be depicted firing actual bullets ''without'' a gun.
* {{Invisibility}}: Sometimes (usually in the fighting games) she makes appearances by revealing herself to have been in the room, invisible, the whole time. It's part of her manipulation of waves; by keeping light waves from contacting her, she becomes invisible.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY_KORpQPdI "Lunatic Eyes ~ Invisible Full Moon."]]
* LittleBitBeastly: MoonRabbit.
* {{Lunacy}}: In both senses of the word.
* MasterOfIllusion: She can use her MagicalEye to induce illusions/repositioning objects to her liking, enough to cause [[MindRape lunacy]] to the target. Ironically, given her powers, she is said to be [[OnlySaneMan one of the most stable characters in the series]].
* MeaningfulRename: On the moon she was known simply as "Reisen"... or at least [[JapaneseRanguage something that would be approximated in Japanese phonics as Reisen]]. When she moved to Earth she started spelling her name as 鈴仙 (pronounced Reisen) and added a surname, to better blend in.
* MindRape: The usual result of her powers.
* MoonRabbit
* MoralMyopia: In [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Bohemian_Archive_in_Japanese_Red/Reisen her article]] in ''Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red'', she launches a protest against a Hakurei Shrine festival serving rabbit meat. Then launches another protest when the festival no longer has any meat to eat. Then dismisses [[{{Tengu}} Aya's]] uneasiness with the festival serving poultry. To make things worse, it's unclear if the youkai rabbits even care about the issue or if Reisen is just dragging them along.
* MundaneUtility: In ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' she uses her knowledge of waves to create and sell an ultrasonic pest repellant.
* NoSell: Her power over waves makes the stealth abilities of the [[Characters/TouhouOtherOfficialWorks Three Fairies of Light]] useless against her.
* OnlySaneMan: [[{{Irony}} Ironic]] since she's a master of [[MindRape Lunacy]].
* RapunzelHair
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: The LighterAndSofter version, but one interpretation is that everyone treats Reisen as the ButtMonkey as a kind of karma for her deserting the moon's army during wartime.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Her most serious portraits tend to depict her as this.
* SmallGirlBigGun[=/=]TheGunslinger: Reisen is often depicted in fanon carrying and using a wide variety of guns, from pistols, rifles, and uzis, up to rocket launchers and even a turret-mounted chain gun. Conversely, she is just as often depicted firing bullets from her fingers, with just the index finger pointed and thumb raised, as she does in the fighting games. Because of this, Reisen is the only ''Touhou'' character who may actually qualify as a [[HyperspaceArsenal Walking Arsenal]].
* ShoutOut: Reisen has [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku, Rin/Len, Luka, Meiko, Kaito, Gakupo and Gumi]] as alternate palettes in ''Hisoutensoku". In Imperishable Night, one of her spellcards has the opponent's screen surrounded by a look [[Film/JamesBond down the barrel of a gun]].
* SpeciesSurname: See Tewi above.
* SwissArmySuperpower: Her power over waves has a huge number of uses, albeit most of them boil down to "sense things" or "confuse enemies".
* TelepathicSpacemen: All {{Moon Rabbit}}s are telepathic.
* {{Telepathy}}
** Reisen can communicate psychically with any other moon rabbit. Normally she doesn't in order to hide Eientei from the Moon, but in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'', Eirin has her asking other moon rabbits about rumours about spies and an incoming attack from Earth. [[spoiler: Which, intentionally on Eirin's part, caused those rumours to start existing]].
** She can also read peoples' brainwaves, giving her a rough idea of their personalities (or at least their pace in life), and can forcibly speed them up or slow them down to [[MindRape screw with their minds]].
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Reisen is an odd case. When she's a minor character she's sometimes shown with an inflated sense of self-worth, yet very little of this shows up in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' (where she's an actual protagonist).
* ZettaiRyouiki: In her article in ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense''. Nowhere else, though.

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[[folder:Eirin Yagokoro]]
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::''Brain Of The Moon''
::'''Eirin Yagokoro'''

-->''"There are also foolish humans who deliberately come all the way to the moon, and in the end, stick a flag on it as if it were their own. That's why Earthlings have always been, are now, and will forever be inferior."''

A Lunarian and a genius pharmacist who serves Princess Kaguya. She is the one who created the Hourai Elixir consumed by Kaguya and Mokou, as well as many other miraculous inventions. Eirin was an elite member of the moon's ruling class and part of the Lunar envoy sent to retrieve Kaguya, but instead betrayed and killed the other envoys and fled into hiding with Kaguya at Eientei. During the events of ''Imperishable Night'' it was she who stole the moon, by sealing Earth itself in a magic chamber, thus preventing the Lunarians from coming to Earth. Subsequently she has opened a pharmacy catering to both humans and youkai.

!!!Tropes associated with Eirin:

* [[FunctionalMagic Alchemy]]: She makes immortality potions along with her varying medicines and potions.
* ArcherArchetype: Calm, cunning, often depicted with a bow and arrows,[[note]]She's never seen using them in-game, but was depicted firing danmaku from her bow in her illustration in ''The Grimoire of Marisa''[[/note]] and effectively a SpaceElf to boot.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: She is implied [[AllThereInTheManual in an ingame spell-card description]] to have been responsible for the failure of the Apollo 13 mission.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sure she's polite most of the time, and in her day job she's a physician, but she's also one of the founders of a civilisation with a rather bloody history and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty if she has to.
* BoobsOfSteel: To go along with the other members of the {{fanon}} CastHerd "Old Maids Alliance": Yukari, Yuyuko, Kanako and Byakuren.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Well, by Lunarian standards. She created the Hourai Elixir, which as a source of 'impurity' is a major taboo. She also murdered the Lunarians sent to retrieve Kaguya.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In the first Moon Invasion when Eirin was still a respected sage, '''[[TheArchmage Yukari]]''' of all people got caught in one of her traps. The gap youkai still bears a grudge for that...
** DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Fortunately however, neither Yukari nor Eirin recognize each other from that incident. To Eirin, Yukari is just a really powerful youkai to watch out for, while Yukari believes Eirin is a Lunarian spy who hasn't been shown the ropes in Gensokyo (she tries to teach her to fear youkai, since she lives as a human). Ironically ties in with an almost-literal take on the trope when Yukari serves Eirin sake.
* TheDragon: Noted to be both stronger and [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration harder]] than the final boss Kaguya.
* FinalBoss: Of the A-route.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Eirin usually does most of the work at Eientei while Kaguya does nothing much at all. Though, Eirin usually delegates most physical work to Reisen.
* InsufferableGenius: Mild example, as while condescension and even outright mocking are not uncommon, she is generally a pleasant person, especially when considering that as possibly the most intelligent person in the solar system she must deal with the equivalent of ignorant children on a constant basis. It's noted she's hostile to people who can't understand what she says, even when dumbed down.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The plot of ''Imperishable Night'' is caused by Eirin trying to protect the Lunarian fugitives from possible arrest by the authority of the Moon. Eirin is afraid that everyone in Gensokyo is secretly trying to sell her and her charges, which is justified when you look at the relationship between Gensokyo and the Lunarians. Help us, Eirin.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAy3nlATLkk "Gensokyo Millennium ~ History of the Moon".]]
* MadDoctor: The worst she's devised are nightmare pills[[note]]an offshoot of the sweet dreams pills[[/note]] for people who are bored with their lives (and only after Aya keeps bothering her about medicine that doesn't help people); ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' (which is a gag series and questionably canon) adds "fish bait" that caused fish to mutate into monsters and bamboo fertilizer that made bamboo grow impossibly fast and strong. In {{Fanon}} it's a whole other story.
** MotherlyScientist: The ''other'' (rare) Fanon interpretation.
* TheMedic: Eirin is Gensoukyou's resident doctor.
* OutsideContextVillain: It's saying something when ''[[TheOmniscient Yukari]]'' can't even get the facts right, mistaking Eirin for a Lunarian spy when she's actually a (former) Lunarian ''sage''. More to the point, the magnitude of ''Imperishable Night'''s incident was enough to get Yukari to intervene personally, which is quite a feat.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: This is what it looked like from the moon's perspective anyway. She continues to be the most wanted criminal on the moon, thousands of years later, but the people in charge of her capture still sympathize with her.
** ImmortalityImmorality: Taking the Elixir is this in the Lunarians' eyes ([[Franchise/MassEffect it's a blight on moon purity]]), and her making it made her crime ''worse''.
* [[PetTheDog Pet The Rabbits]]: Becoming a resident doctor for Gensokyo after the events in ''Imperishable Night''. Adopting Medicine Melancholy into the household at the end of ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. Allowing Reisen #2 to return unharmed to the Moon. Warning her (former) disciples, the Watatsuki sisters, of possible plot by Yukari.
* PhysicalGod: Often implied to be the Shinto god of knowledge Omoikane, also known as '''Ya-gokoro'''-omoi-kane-no-mikoto, and in the interview with ZUN at the end of ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'', he implies that she's one of the "higher class of gods" that live on the moon, as opposed to the native gods that live on the Earth.
* PlayingWithSyringes: A common {{fanon}} trait for more villainous or "[[DarkerAndEdgier edgier]]" portrayals. Kaguya claims she was like this a long time ago, when she reached the Earth.
* TheProfessor: Has absurd intelligence and scientific aptitude even by Lunarian standards. She mastered quantum teleportation in the Stone Age. She may or may not be [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic the inventor of magic]]. Listening to her physics lectures has been known to give people EnlightenmentSuperpowers. When they call her the "Brain of the Moon", it's for good reason.
* ProudScholarRaceGirl: She calls humans too stupid to get her charms in IN during the Border Team scenario. Akyuu says she comes off as a jerk to people to who don't get what she's talking about, or are obviously idiots.
* RapunzelHair: At least reaches past her hips and she usually has it in a large braid. However, in the later chapters of ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' she has been seen wearing it loose.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Likely 2000+ years old, but some vague hints suggest she may be ''[[TimeAbyss older than humanity itself]]'', if her dialogue with Sakuya suggests anything. At the very least, she was instrumental in the founding of Lunar civilisation some tens of thousands of years ago.
** To delve into Eirin's age from canon info: Eirin is older than Tsukuyomi (as said by Toyohime in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate''). Tsukuyomi is a son of Izanagi. The three noble children, Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi and Susanoo, were born when Izanagi returned from his terrible quest to meet the dead Izanami, and cleansed himself. In other words, they were born quite some time after Izanagi and Izanami had created the islands of Japan. According to ''[[Music/ZUNsMusicCollection Izanagi Object ~ Neo-traditionalism of Japan]]'', Izanagi and Izanami created Japan 25 million years ago. So Eirin's age might be on a time scale comparable to that.
* SayItWithHearts: Any time she says "Punishment time" to Reisen, in ''Inaba''.
* ShoutOut: One of her spellcards is named after ''TheGameOfLife''.
* SilverFox: Commonly depicted as such, due to her [[TimeAbyss extreme age]] compared to most of the cast.
* SpaceElf: Lunarians are extremely long lived people who look down on humans for not having the same utopian lifestyle that they do. InSpace.
* StatuesqueStunner: Generally depicted as the tallest inhabitant of Eientei, and one of the tallest characters in the franchise period. Notably ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' depicts Reisen as being quite tall compared to the inhabitants of the Human Village, but at least a head shorter than Eirin.
* SubordinateExcuse: Aside from the aforementioned betrayal and self-exile solely to be with Kaguya, she only manufactured the Hourai Elixir in the first place specifically because Kaguya asked her to do so.
* TimeAbyss: Likes to brag about her "infinite age" compared to other characters who are merely centuries old.
* TheUnpronouncable: Her real name cannot be pronounced by humans, and is always shown blanked out. The same applies for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e Chang'e]], so it might be a common trait for Lunarians.
* WillfullyWeak: ZUN says she's actually far stronger than Kaguya, but she limits her power out of respect for the princess. Possibly, she's one of the strongest Lunarians, whom are already pretty high on the power scale. She was the teacher to [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter the Watatsuki sisters]] after all.

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[[folder:Kaguya Houraisan]]
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::''The Eternal Moon Princess''
::'''Kaguya Houraisan'''

-->''"My five requests that so many humans in the past have failed to complete... How many of them can you fulfill?"''

A Lunarian princess who was exiled to Earth centuries ago for having consumed the Hourai Elixir, which made her immortal. While on earth, her beauty attracted many suitors, including Mokou's father, but all were unable to complete her five impossible requests. When her exile had ended, she refused to return to the moon, and instead convinced Eirin to betray the Lunarians and escape into hiding with her. Her backstory is based largely on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tale_of_the_Bamboo_Cutter Tale of the Bamboo Cutter]], the oldest known example of Japanese literature and quite possibly the original {{science fiction}} tale.

!!!Tropes associated with Kaguya:

* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: All her regular spell cards are powered by the items from her impossible requests. She only uses her manipulation of eternity after she loses to break the imperishable night during her last spells.
* {{Archenemy}}: Mokou's.
* BreatheOnTheFan: In ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', chapter 2.
* CallOnMe: Fanon generally has her summoning Eirin as soon as trouble arises, instead of solving things herself. Funnily enough, in canon, ''she'' has actually come to ''Eirin's'' aid during the "Hourai Elixir" spell in ''IN''.
* CavalierCompetitor: ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' implies that she treats Mokou's feud with her like a game, whereas for Mokou it's SeriousBusiness.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her depiction in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''.
* TheCollector: She somehow has all of the items she demanded as part of her famous Five Impossible Requests, despite the fact that no one ever found or brought her any of them. Whether or not she had them ''before'' making the requests, or collected them afterwards herself or came by them through some other means, is unknown.
** As Marisa notes in her grimoire, Kaguya is unusual in two regards: First, in that her Spellcards don't follow a unified theme like virtually everyone else's, as each one derives from its item entirely. Second, that each Spellcard's power comes entirely from the item rather than Kaguya. In a way, this makes her virtually the Touhou equivalent to Gilgamesh from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.
** After ''Imperishable Night'', Kaguya starts expanding her Spellcard repetoire by collecting new items which are rare, unique or "impossible", including a wooden temple-ceiling that seems to be made of a single wooden panel... despite the fact that no tree could possibly be that big.
* CycleOfRevenge: It is stated that she kills Mokou back as often as Mokou kills her.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: As revealed in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate''.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
** BadassPrincess: She's designed to look like the Japanese idea of the PrincessClassic, but she's not exactly innocent and she can actually hold her own in a fight (that is, when she isn't making Eirin fight for her).
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her ''Impossible Request "Dragon Necklace"'', ''Impossible Request "Rainbow Danmaku"'', and ''"Tree-Ocean of Hourai"'' spellcards and their variations.
* FairyTale: She's literally a fairy tale [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]].
* GamerChick: Often depicted as one in fanworks to go along with the interpretation that she's a [[{{Hikikomori}} NEET]], [[AnachronismStew despite video games not being available in Gensokyo]].
* {{Hikikomori}}: Rarely leaves Eientei, except to pick fights with Mokou - and even then, prefers to send assassins at her. This led to MemeticMutation about her FanNickname NEET. But ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'' reveals that Kaguya rather wants to leave the mansion, explore Gensokyo and interact with its people... or at least find something to do.
** ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'' implies that Kaguya most likely spent a great many years using her power of Eternity to make Eientei unchanging and undetectable, never leaving the mansion during that time. A very extreme extension of the lifestyle.
** The fact that Kaguya rarely leaves Eientei actually reflects the time period she was raised in: Japanese noblewomen weren't expected to go outside very often at all.
* HimeCut: Being based off of Kaguya-''Hime'', this is hardly a surprise.
* ImpossibleTask: Her stage is called "Five Impossible Requests", and her spell cards are named after the impossible requests from the original fairy tale.
* {{Immortality}}: Hourai immortals do not age or grow sick, and they [[ResurrectiveImmortality regenerate from anything]]. They are eternal, period. One can beat one by tiring them out and simply making them not want to fight you anymore, but it is literally impossible to kill one since the very concept of death has been removed from their being.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIwNJJ37LHk "Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess".]]
* NiceHat: Averted outright. One of the handful of ''Touhou'' characters to have no headgear of any kind.
* TheNicknamer: As stated in Tewi's entry, Kaguya refers to all rabbits as "Inaba", resulting in that part of the name for both Reisen and Tewi.
* {{Ojou}}: A Lunarian princess in self-imposed exile who currently lives in a mansion hidden deep within a bamboo forest. Also living with her is Eirin and a horde of rabbits, which includes Reisen and Tewi.
* PerfectRunFinalBoss: She's the boss of the B-route, which can only be accessed after completing the A-route. If you lose all your lives in Final B, you can't use a continue and are punted directly to a bad end. If you used a continue by the time you beat stage 5, it punts you into Final A and the boss fight with Eirin instead.
* PrincessesPreferPink
* PublicDomainCharacter: Her backstory is based of a Japanese folktale, but with a twist.
* RapunzelHair: It reaches her ankles.
* RebelliousPrincess: Kaguya was originally exiled to Earth for the crime of [[ImmortalityImmorality becoming immortal]]. Years later, she was forgiven for her crimes and Lunar emissaries were sent to bring her back to the Moon. However, she decided she would rather stay on Earth and proceeded to elude the emissaries while enlisting the aide of Eirin in the process. This would eventually lead to the events of ''Imperishable Night''.
* ShoutOut: In ''Shoot the Bullet'', [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Shoot_the_Bullet:_Level_9_Spell_Cards#Spell_Card_9_-_4 One of Kaguya's spell cards]] directly refers to The Red Stone of Aja, a McGuffin from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* SpaceElf
* SuperStrength: Possibly. In the ''Grimoire of Marisa'', Marisa talks about how Kaguya can lift a solid wooden panel, large and wide enough to be a temple's ceiling, using only her hands. Whether this is simple physical strength or a magic trick, or super-strength AS a magic trick, is unknown.
* TimeMaster: Her power is the manipulation of the Eternal and the Instantaneous. Her control over Eternity allows her to lock something in time, making it impossible for the thing to be detected, changed, or harmed. This power was what went into the Hourai Elixir. Her control over the instantaneous allows her to perform actions in intervals of time too small to be detected. It's suggested that she can mess with quantum events and manipulate alternate timelines with this power.
** Interestingly enough, when she discovers that the player's team has been causing the eternal night, she very quickly rips the spell apart using her power of Eternity. Which means that, in some respects, she's a stronger TimeMaster than Sakuya.
* TheUnreveal: In the last chapter of ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', we never find out what happened during the second Lunar Exposition because Reisen was drunk the whole time.
--> '''Kaguya:''' [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome So you don't remember]] [[NoodleIncident me at my best?]] [[TakeOurWordForIt I stunned everyone.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: She's often depicted with the Jewelled Branch of Hourai, one of her five impossible requests, and the last of her spell cards based on them.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: While Mokou's a more popular target, DarkerAndEdgier portrayals commonly depict her as having been driven [[AxCrazy insane]] by the pain/boredom of living forever, or angsting about it. The former is more popular than the latter, as a result of doujin artists taking "lunatic princess" ''too'' seriously.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: What Princess Kaguya was in "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter".

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[[folder:Fujiwara no Mokou]]
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::''Hourai Incarnate''
::'''Fujiwara no Mokou'''

-->''"My time is unlimited. That's why I must treasure this limited time."''

The Extra stage boss of ''Imperishable Night'', Mokou was the daughter of a nobleman (presumed to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_no_Fuhito Fujiwara no Fuhito]], the founder of the powerful Fujiwara clan) who was scorned by Kaguya centuries ago. She swore revenge against Kaguya, and ended up stealing the Hourai Elixir and consuming it, becoming immortal. Centuries later, after having completely forgotten about Kaguya over the years, they happened to meet again in Gensokyo and Mokou rekindled her grudge, if only to have a purpose in her infinite lifespan.

!!!Tropes associated with Mokou:

* AnimalBattleAura: Adapts an aura shaped like a [[ThePhoenix phoenix]] for her spell cards. Many fanworks portray them as [[HotWings wings of fire]] instead.
* AnimalMotif: Associated with ThePhoenix, due to her immortality and fire powers.
* {{Archenemy}}: Kaguya's. Although despite killing her on a regular basis Kaguya seems to regard her as more of a {{Sitcom Archnemesis}} than anything.
* BadassBoast: "Ghosts without a soul cannot be born... People who can't die cannot know the world of the dead. Eternally born into darkness is life. Eternal death at the end of the dark. I know not death and surpass this darkness. See this beautiful danmaku from the dark tales!"
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Somewhat more masculine-looking than most other characters, and one of the very few ones who wear trousers rather than a skirt or dress, so {{fanon}} often gives her a gruff and boyish personality to match her appearance. However, her RapunzelHair mostly excludes her from this trope.
* BlueBlood[=/=]TheClan: From the powerful [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_clan Fujiwara clan]].
* BonusBoss
* BoredWithInsanity: Went crazy for about three centuries by her reckoning, or so she tells Keine in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate''. She basically spent her time burning anything and anyone she came across. After that she spent another three hundred years in an apathetic depression doing absolutely ''nothing''.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: See StrongerWithAge below.
* CycleOfRevenge: She and Kaguya are constantly killing each other... with absolutely no success, since both are immortal anyway. Mokou seems to get some kind of [[InUniverseCatharsis catharsis]] from this. Evidence includes her character profile referring to their eternal stalemate as "magnificent", and in a chapter of ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'' Mokou makes reference to "the joys of killing each other over and over."
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Kaguya embarrassed her father (and by extension, her whole family) because the latter presented her with fake items of her [[ImpossibleTask impossible requests]]. Mokou has detested Kaguya ever since.
* DemonicPossession: Her survival card, ''Possessed By Phoenix''. Mokou's not-quite-yet resurrected spirit possesses the player's team, causing them to manifest her usual phoenix-wing aura, which begins to produce bullet-shooting familiars to attack the player.
* TheDeterminator: And how! You have to kill her multiple times in order for her to finally stop due to the pain from being killed over and over being too much for her to focus. And that's just the in game example.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Hates Kaguya enough to steal the Hourai Elixir she gave to the Emperor of Japan and attempt to kill her repeatedly... because Kaguya humiliated her father when he failed to complete her impossible requests for her hand in marriage. This is actually her excuse though. She actually was able to acquire the Elixir almost by chance in an attempt to annoy Kaguya and drank it in a moment of weakness. Eventually, immortal life proved too much of a yoke; when she migrated to Gensokyo, she was overjoyed to learn her enemy was around.
* [[ElementalPunch Elemental Kick]]: In {{fanon}}.
* ExtremityExtremist: {{Fanon}} tend to portray her this way, [[KickChick using only her legs in melee combat]].
* {{Fireballs}}: Most famously uses them in sprays themed after a phoenix's tail.
* ForgetsToEat: Only one of the many ways in which Mokou neglects her immortal body. She'll never actually die of hunger no matter how long she goes without eating, and she actually thinks that it's more her style to endure some hunger pains rather than look for food. However, when it gets to be too much pain, she will go ahead and make something to eat.
* GlassCannon: A funny case - an attentive player can see her dying after each emptied lifebar... [[{{Immortality}} and respawn right off the bat]]. She seems to have some trouble coming back for her last card.
* HandsInPockets: Of all the hands that ZUN hides, hers are the only ones that are actually kept in pockets. This has since become a rather common character tic of hers in fanworks.
* HimeCut: In an unusual color and with added decoration, but the distinctive side locks give it away. Mokou ''was'' a nobleman's daughter in about the right time period for it.
* HotWings: Her aura manifests in the shape of phoenix wings. Fandom sometimes gives her actual wings.
* {{Immortality}}: She'll keep [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrecting]] indefinitely, though that doesn't mean that getting killed doesn't hurt. Akyuu mentions that Mokou can regenerate if [[FromASingleCell even a single hair of her]] is all that's left. This applies for Kaguya too, but Mokou [[GoodThingYouCanHeal uses it more.]]
* ImmortalLifeIsCheap: Mokou and Kaguya are constantly literally killing each other so this comes naturally.
* IneffectualLoner
* InterGenerationalFriendship / MoralityPet: Fanworks [[FandomSpecificPlot often]] have her bond with one or more of the students at Keine's school, which helps crack her shell of cynicism. Cirno and Flandre are also common targets, the former for the fire/ice contrast and the latter because Flandre doesn't have to worry about [[PowerIncontinence losing control of her powers]] when she's around an immortal.
* ItsPersonal: Mokou's original grudge against and rivalry with Kaguya is because she embarrassed her father when he couldn't complete her "Impossible Requests", tried to cheat by presenting Kaguya with a fake, and Kaguya called him on it in front of everyone present.
* JerkassFacade: She'll help anyone who gets lost in the Bamboo Thicket or wants to cross it, but won't exchange a word with them, and in general she doesn't socialize. A rough demeanor and short temper add to it too.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KaizoTrap: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPm1hYbynlQ&t=4m26s Fire Bird -Legend of Immortality-]]'' in ''Impossible Spell Card''. If killed, Mokou launches a hard-to-dodge attack ''during her death animation'' then respawns at full health. But killing her resets the rapidly-increasing bullet density of the main spellcard, so...
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETTk83qis0w "Reach for the Moon, Immortal Smoke"]].
* MomentOfWeakness: During the trip down from Mount Fuji she was overcome by the desire for immortality and killed Iwakasa, the man carrying the elixir, and took it for herself. She has regretted that ever since.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: According to ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'', before Mokou became immortal she met a man named Iwakasa, a subordinate of the Emperor who was ordered to dispose of the Hourai Elixir and throw it into a volcano. She later kills him and steals the elixir in a moment of weakness, tempted by immortality. Mokou immediately feels guilt for what she had done and two of her spellcards (''Curse of Tsuki-no-Iwakasa'' and ''Honest Man's Death'') are named after him.
* OnlyFriend: Keine.
* [[PlayingWithFire Playing With]] [[HotWings Phoenix Fire]]: It's only reasonable for someone with fire magic and immortality to invoke the image of a phoenix, so she shoots firebird danmaku and [[BattleAura surrounds herself with an aura shaped like bird wings]]... which adds more [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolism]] about her immortality.
* PowerGivesYouWings
* RapunzelHair: It grows all the way down to the soles of her feet.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Kind of inherent in a cycle of revenge murders between immortals.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Some of her spell cards shoot blasts of fire shaped like birds.
* SmokingIsCool: Often seen smoking in fanart. It's not like she has to worry about the health effects. All started with side-story where she mentions cigarettes as the cause of a forest fire, which was in fact almost certainly started by her and Kaguya during one of their battles. Somehow fans assumed this means Mokou smokes.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S Romanization - Huziwara no Mokou.
* SphereOfDestruction: In ''Impossible Spell Card'', her ''Regretful Life "Immortality's Reckless Sacrifice"'' has her create these by ramming into the sides of the screen.
* StrongerWithAge: According to ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'', all the Hourai Elixir did was make her immortal. All of her firepower has come from more than a millennium and a half of practice. If you consider her to still be human, she is the only human EX-Boss in the entire series except Marisa in Fairy Wars.
* SuicideAttack[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: Tends to show little regard for her own safety in combat, to the point where she dies (and [[ResurrectiveImmortality respawns]]) after every spell. Some fanworks interpret this more directly as Mokou [[CastFromHitPoints burning her own life force to empower her attacks]].
* TheRival: To Kaguya.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She likes saying this to Kaguya in ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'', but never actually delivers on it, making her look like a {{tsundere}} rather than a mortal enemy.
* TrainingFromHell: In ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth'' she is shown to have developed a high tolerance for pain by intentionally taking danmaku point-blank to the face.
* {{Tsundere}}:
** The fanon portrayal - a rageaholic, short-tempered woman obsessed with Kaguya, to the point where she became immortal to wage eternal war on her. Canon [[TrollingCreator deliberately subverts this]] by turning her into an apathetic slacker who only wars with Kaguya out of boredom.
** Despite her grudge against Kaguya, she also feels that they mitigate each other's [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immor]][[WeAreAsMayflies tal lone]][[WeAllDieSomeday liness]] as no one else can, even with Kaguya being firmly on the LivingForeverIsAwesome side of things. ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate'' has her explaining to Keine [[AntagonistInMourning how terrified she was]] when she heard about the Moon rocket in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue''. She thought Kaguya was taking it to the Moon and was going to leave forever.
** There's also the JerkassFacade and pretty much anything she does in the semi-canonical ''Manga/InabaOfTheMoonAndInabaOfTheEarth''. Naturally, fans [[FoeYay exaggerate it for shipping purposes]].
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Finding Kaguya and getting into that cycle of mutual murders was a step '''up''' for Mokou after she spent most of her immortal life alone, alienated a from society that was suspicious and frightened of her agelessness. She also claims she went insane for 300 years and destroyed anyone who got near her. Notable for being the ''only'' immortal character in the entire series to not think LivingForeverIsAwesome, although she seems to have come to terms with her situation, finally.

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!Debuted in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''

[[folder:Aya Shameimaru]]
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::''Traditional Fantasy Reporter''
::'''Aya Shameimaru'''

-->''"Now then, time for a news story!"''

One of the crow tengu who live up on Youkai Mountain, Aya runs the newspaper known as the Bunbunmaru. Because she gets carried away and exaggerates things when writing articles, people don't really like to be featured in her paper. While she is strong, to the point that sometimes she accidentally wins fights when she was really just trying to take pictures for her newspaper, she prefers to work on her paper far more than fighting.

!!!Tropes associated with Aya:

* ADayInTheLimelight: She's the star of the of the 'Bunkachou' games (and to a lesser extent the [[AllThereInTheManual book]]), ''Shoot the Bullet'' and ''Double Spoiler''.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She can either be very determined in getting photos, or very [[TheDitz ditzy]]. [[CloudCuckoolander She's portrayed in both canon/fanon as mostly ditzy]].
* BlowYouAway: As a crow tengu, she has the traditional fan and the wind power to match.
* CameraFiend: In both canon and fanon, although in different ways.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Ayayayaya!"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was introduced as a fairly decent reporter and average tengu in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. Later portrayals have her a gonzo journalist and something of an outcast to some degree.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: She shows in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red]]'' that, while [[{{Kitsune}} Ran Yakumo]] may [[GoodWithNumbers enjoy doing math]] in her spare time, not everyone in Gensokyo shares her enthusiasm for the subject.
--> '''Ran''': Here, an equation of a thousand expressions. \\
'''Aya''': Ack! \\
'''Ran''': And here is the proof. \\
'''Aya''': Ughhhhh.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Her walking animation in the fighting games has her taking notes on her notepad while she walks. In the middle of a spell card duel. She doesn't waste any time in preparing her article, it seems.
* FirstPersonSnapshooter: In this case, taking photos of your enemies [[NonLethalKO defeats]] them - [[GameplayAndStorySegregation or so it seems]], judging by aforementioned spinoff games.
* HotScoop
* ILetYouWin: This is what her profile says about her fight with the player characters in ''Mountain of Faith'', as letting intruders gain access to the mountain without a fight would be suspicious.
* IntrepidReporter
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmlXXPVxQ3Q "Wind God Girl,"]] as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPTOQd9E6gE "Youkai Mountain ~ Mysterious Mountain."]]
* LostInTranslation: The name of her newspaper, ''Bunbunmaru'', translates roughly as "Sentence Sentence Period" but is also a {{Pun}} on her own name and catchphrase ("Bun" [[AlternateCharacterReading can also be read as]] "Aya"), and is pronounced the same as the nickname of baseball player Takahiro Ikeyama (equivalent to "Old Two-Strikes").
* MirrorMatch: Eiki uses her magic mirror to invoke this in ''Shoot the Bullet''.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Her taking photos ''during the middle of a heated battle'' results in some epic shots within {{Fanime}}.
* {{Paparazzi}}: While certainly non-canon considering the nature of the series, in fandom [[MemeticMutation Aya is often portrayed as a pervert who takes]] [[PantyShot compromising photos]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk1_44dhr7k of the other girls]], [[MemeticMolester going to any lengths to get those pictures]].
* PointyEars: Revealed to have these in the artwork for ''Double Spoiler''. Most fans seem to be trying to ignore this, but a sizable number have embraced the new look.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Hatate. Aya's the blue oni, having a much more dignified manner of speech and taking her reporting much more seriously. She is also more mature than Hatate... [[{{Fanon}} generally]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S Romanization of her last name - "Syameimaru".
* SuperSpeed: Easily one of the faster individuals in Gensoukyou, definitely ''the'' fastest, along with Hatate, as far as average speed goes.
* {{Tengu}}: Crow tengu.
* UnreliableNarrator: Admits to playing fast and loose with the truth when it suits her needs. Also [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Double_Spoiler/Spell_Cards/Stage_4 her comments about Nitori]] make no sense unless we invoke this.
* WingedHumanoid: Inconsistently shown with and without crow wings in official works, but has yet to be seen with wings in any of the games.

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[[folder:Medicine Melancholy]]
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::''Little Sweet Poison''
::'''Medicine Melancholy'''

-->''"You must be happy. You can die surrounded by poison."''

A doll that has come to life as a youkai, she works hard for the emancipation of all dolls. Unfortunately, most dolls are unable to live as she can. She has the power to control various kinds of poison.

!!!Tropes associated with Medicine:

* ArtificialHuman[=/=]LivingToy: She's a doll that gained sentience. It is likely the little doll that follows her around is the real Medicine and the big doll is an external body projection.
* BadPowersBadPeople: Played absolutely straight. She controls poison and is a genocidal CreepyChild maniac who rambles about [[NietzscheWannabe how humans should all die]] and has no problem killing everyone who stumbles into her field.
* CatchPhrase: "Konparo, konparo."
* CreepyChild[=/=]CreepyDoll: Easily the creepiest character.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Most of her pseudo-philosophical ramblings are this. Especially in Reisen's scenario, where she claims that (human) bodies are vulnerable to poison [[TakesOneToKillOne because they are made of poison]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYBJDVqdQJQ "Poison Body ~ Forsaken Doll."]]
* MadnessMantra: Given the chance, she'll lapse into rambles about poisons and their effects.
* MasterPoisoner: Mainly relies on flower-based toxins. In-game this manifests as poison clouds that slow the oponent down, making her one of the worst characters to be against.
* NietzscheWannabe: Harbors a fierce hatred towards humans, and will happily experiment her poisons on them.
* NonindicativeName: She is... somewhat less than medicinal.
* PoisonousPerson: Her body is permanently coated with a cocktail of poisons.
* ShoutOut: Her name comes from the RayBradbury short story collection ''A Medicine For Melancholy'', while her backstory is also similar to Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story ''Rappaccini's Daughter''.

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[[folder:Yuuka Kazami]]
See our Characters/TouhouPC98 page.
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[[folder:Komachi Onozuka]]
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::''Guide of the Sanzu River''
::'''Komachi Onozuka'''

-->''"I won't show mercy if you're going to interrupt my laid-back work."''

A {{shinigami}} whose job it is to [[TheFerryMan ferry the souls of the dead across the Sanzu River]] to await judgment. However, she's an incorrigible slacker, which ends up leading to the events of ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''[[note]]though the event was simply the 60-year cycle and not Komachi's fault; however, her slacking exacerbated the situation, if only a little[[/note]] when the amount of dead souls overwhelms her and begin accumulating in the world of the living.

!!!Tropes associated with Komachi:

* BerserkButton: She's easily one of the most laid-back and friendly characters in the series. But in her ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' scenario, when Tenshi killed ghosts to alter the weather and defeated her fellow shinigami to feign immortality, Komachi put aside her role as a ferryman and gave the Celestial a good old-fashioned attitude adjustment.
-->'''Komachi:''' Not underestimating a shinigami would be in your best interest. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Death comes even for the Celestials, you know?]]
** According to [=PMiSS=], not paying her right away will cause her to dump you into the Sanzu. In other words, she'll let you get horribly maimed by various sea life and deny you your afterlife for ''not paying immediately''. Some fans interpret this as just a threat and not something she'll actually do, though.
* BoobsOfSteel: Canonically depicted as having large breasts, although fandom has a habit of [[GagBoobs exaggerating it]]. And she is pretty strong in general and in the fighters, her melee strikes are damaging.
* BrilliantButLazy: One {{Fanon}} [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] is that the Yamas put up with her constant slacking and irreverent attitude because when she bothers to do her job, she's hypercompetent to the point that any amount of trouble with her work ethic is worth keeping her around. ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' pretty much confirmed this.
** BunnyEarsLawyer: She's a greedy slacker with a possible drinking problem who loves having one-sided conversations with the souls she's ferrying. She's also the best damn shinigami there is.
* CatchPhrase: "Kyan!" Mostly whenever Eiki [[HardHead whacks her on the head]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: A slacker that barely manages to do her job... right up until someone decided to play around a little too far or messes with the cycle of reincarnation.
* CynicalMentor: Acts this way to Kasen in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit''.
* DontFearTheReaper: Since taking people's souls isn't actually her job anyway.
* TheDragon: She works under Eiki, but her boss wasn't initiating the problem in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''. She does contribute somewhat, because she's such a slacker.
* TheFerryMan: She has the role of Charon from Greek mythology -- a ferryman whose duty is to guide souls to Higan, where they're judged.
* GirlishPigtails: The "two side up" variant.
* HairDecorations: Red bobbles that hold her GirlishPigtails in place.
* JapanesePronouns: Like Cirno, Komachi uses "Atai." However, unlike with Cirno, this generally goes unmentioned by the fandom.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0_LhyPP1Lk "Higan Retour ~ Riverside View".]]
* MightyGlacier: In the fighting games. Her scythe is slow but powerful, and has a large hitbox. Likewise her projectiles move very slowly but are hard to destroy, making them useful for blocking attacks or herding enemies towards her scythe.
* MoneyToThrowAway: Literally, as she uses coin danmaku. Maybe that's why the CelestialBureaucracy is always broke.
* {{Shinigami}}: Although in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' it's revealed that shinigami don't actually do the job of harvesting souls like you'd expect them to.
* ShoutOut: Komachi's victory line against Patchouli mentions [[Manga/DeathNote a book that kills the person whose name was written in it. It is also explicitly mentioned she can see lifespans.]]
* SinisterScythe: Of course. It's worth noting, though, that shinigami carry scythes not for use as weapons (though she uses it as such in the fighting games,) but to make it easier for recently deceased souls to understand that they are dead.
* TheSlacker
* SoulPower: Some of her attacks involve controlling floating souls, and presumably this is related to her job of ferrying souls.
* SpaceMaster: Her power is "manipulation of distance", which she uses during her job to change the width of the Sanzu river according to the deceased's life, as well as in the fighting games, to trap the opponents on one spot so she can scythe and coin them to death.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S Romanization of her last name -- "Onoduka".
* TranquilFury: When confronting Tenshi after having her aforementioned BerserkButton pushed, appearing to be as calm and carefree as always despite her anger.

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::''Highest Judge of The Court Of Paradise''
::'''[[NoPronunciationGuide Eiki Shiki]], Yamaxanadu'''

-->''"It looks like I still need to lecture you much more."''

Komachi's boss and Gensoukyou's resident judge of the dead. Unlike Komachi, she takes her work seriously, and is oftentimes lecturing her subordinate, as well as everyone else. She possesses the power to see everything in black and white, which leads her to be a bit moralistic, although she always means well. For reference, her given name is Eiki and her family name is Shiki, with the latter coming first in Japanese naming order, and Yamaxanadu is a job title.

!!!Tropes associated with Eiki:

* CatchPhrase:
** "Yes, you have [sinned] a little too much."
** "This is the good deed you can do right now." Following the advice she doles out in almost all of her victory quotes.
* CharacterFilibuster: Due to her job, she gets to preach upon the characters fault, and due to those characters' ChaoticNeutral tendency, they have tons of faults. One might suspect that she is basically ZUN's in-story speaker.
* CelestialBureaucracy: She's a judge in the "Ministry of Right and Wrong" which runs Heaven and Hell, assigned to a jurisdiction that includes Gensokyo.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Komachi states in ''Manga/OrientalSacredPlace'' she started out as a Ksitigarbha, a statue of a Buddha who pledged to remain in Hell saving sinners as long as they existed, and the gathering of belief (one of the greatest sources of power in Gensokyo) turned her into a true deity.
* CompassionateCritic: While she certainly seems to ''want'' people to be good, her preferred method of encouraging this is to point out all their flaws in great detail. This is apparently a trait of all Yama.
* DependingOnTheArtist: She's prone to either being drawn childishly (often with ACupAngst) or as a rather tall/leggy adult with normal figure.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her hair is longer on one side than the other. She also has different ribbons on either side.
* FinalBoss
* TheJudge: Of the Netherworld, no less. It's on her authority that Yuyuko is queen of Hakugyokurou.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csv5j92woHk "Eastern Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years."]]
* LittleMissBadass and/or BadassAdorable: Yukari, who is often seen as nigh-godlike due to her [[RealityWarper reality warping]] powers, said she [[CurbStompBattle would not stand a chance against Eiki]] even with both Yuyuko and Reimu backing her up, if Eiki was serious. Bearing in mind Yukari fighting probably means Ran and Chen too, you can realise just how powerful Eiki is.
** Admittedly, she may have been referring to her [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath lectures]]... the Japanese context even seems to imply this, as it can be interpreted as "pointless to argue with".
* NiceHat: remarkably ornate even for a series where almost everyone has nice headgear.
* OlderThanSheLooks: It is extremely common to see fan art of her as a very short girl, especially compared to Komachi. Somewhat confirmed by ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'', with her portrait depicting her as short and almost prepubescent. On the other hand, art of her ingame suggests she's almost as tall as Komachi. Naturally, [[MemeticMutation fan artists ran away with this]].
* PhysicalGod: You'd think it wouldn't matter given the sheer volume of this trope in Gensokyo, but see LittleMissBadass above.
* {{Psychopomp}}
* ShesGotLegs: Any fan interpretation that does not depict her as a kid depicts her this way.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS[=/=]NoPronunciationGuide: K-S Romanization of her name - "Sikieiki". Which is also misleading in that it's really supposed to be two separate names: her surname is Shiki and her given name is Eiki. While the Si/Shi confusion has been cleared up, the combining of her two names into "Shikieiki" is something that's stubbornly wormed its way into the English speaking fandom and still hasn't completely gone away.
* SuperStrength: The Rod of Remorse that Eiki holds takes on the weight of a person's sins. But no matter who she faces, the rod is never so heavy that Eiki cannot hold it up. She is the Highest Judge of Paradise, after all.
** Alternatively, it may be that it's only heavy to the sinner. So to Eiki, who by job description would be nearly sinless, the rod would be feather-light.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Judging by how everyone seems to try to avoid her lectures, it must feel like this trope for failing to avoid her.
* WhatTheHellHero: She calls ''everyone'' out, mainly out of concern that everyone's going to go to Hell [[FateWorseThanDeath or worse]] if they don't change their ways right now.
* WillfullyWeak: Being as bound to the rules of the CelestialBureaucracy as she is, Eiki would never use the full power of her position on the living.
* ZettaiRyouiki: [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Eiki_Shiki,_Yamaxanadu#Fanon Fanart portrays her as such]], when she actually wears very short and frilly socks, leaving much bare skin. [[MaleGaze Thank you, English Touhou Wiki]], [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:PMiSS_sikieiki.jpg for the information]].

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* {{Tomboy}}: She has BoyishShortHair. She also contrasts Daiyousei's girly-girl and is a GenkiGirl.

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* {{Tomboy}}: She has BoyishShortHair. She also contrasts Daiyousei's shy girly-girl and is a GenkiGirl.personality by being an outgoing BoisterousWeakling.
27th Nov '14 4:24:57 PM AnoBakaDesu
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* GoodWithNumbers: She's [[UpToEleven even better]] than Ran.

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* GoodWithNumbers: She's [[UpToEleven Since a familiar's power is derived from its master, Yukari is even better]] better at numbers than Ran.Ran, who is known to calculate the Sanzu River's width out of boredom. Ran mentions that if Yukari wanted, she could have calculated the depth of the Sanzu River as well, ''even though it's known to be bottomless''.


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* EverybodyHatesMathematics: She shows in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red]]'' that, while [[{{Kitsune}} Ran Yakumo]] may [[GoodWithNumbers enjoy doing math]] in her spare time, not everyone in Gensokyo shares her enthusiasm for the subject.
--> '''Ran''': Here, an equation of a thousand expressions. \\
'''Aya''': Ack! \\
'''Ran''': And here is the proof. \\
'''Aya''': Ughhhhh.
27th Nov '14 7:43:22 AM Arachnos
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* NorseMythology: Has an attack named after Laevatein, the "Wounding Wand of Loki". This is commonly thought to be the oddly-shaped staff Flandre carries in her portrait, although the Grimoire of Marisa describes the attack as an [[{{BFS}} enormous]] FlamingSword.

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* NorseMythology: Has an attack named after Laevatein, the "Wounding Wand of Loki". This is commonly thought to be the oddly-shaped staff Flandre carries in her portrait, although the Grimoire of Marisa describes the attack as an [[{{BFS}} enormous]] FlamingSword. Most fans usually assume that the massive flaming sword is generated ''from'' the staff when Flandre wishes so, which makes some sense.
15th Nov '14 8:54:49 AM IamTheCaligula
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* BoredWithInsanity: Went crazy for about two centuries by her reckoning, or so she tells Keine in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate''. She basically spent her time burning anything and anyone she came across. After that she spent a couple of hundred years in an apathetic depression doing absolutely ''nothing''.

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* BoredWithInsanity: Went crazy for about two three centuries by her reckoning, or so she tells Keine in ''Literature/CageInLunaticRunagate''. She basically spent her time burning anything and anyone she came across. After that she spent a couple of another three hundred years in an apathetic depression doing absolutely ''nothing''.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Finding Kaguya and getting into that cycle of mutual murders was a step '''up''' for Mokou after she spent most of her immortal life alone, alienated a from society that was suspicious and frightened of her agelessness. She also claims she went insane for 200 years and destroyed anyone who got near her. Notable for being the ''only'' immortal character in the entire series to not think LivingForeverIsAwesome, although she seems to have come to terms with her situation, finally.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Finding Kaguya and getting into that cycle of mutual murders was a step '''up''' for Mokou after she spent most of her immortal life alone, alienated a from society that was suspicious and frightened of her agelessness. She also claims she went insane for 200 300 years and destroyed anyone who got near her. Notable for being the ''only'' immortal character in the entire series to not think LivingForeverIsAwesome, although she seems to have come to terms with her situation, finally.
14th Nov '14 9:52:14 AM Arachnos
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* EpicFail: On Easy, her Icicle Fall spellcard has a blindspot, and it's ''in front of her at point blank''. Even preceding bosses Rumia and Daiyousei don't bear this same degree of stupidity.

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* EpicFail: On Easy, her Icicle Fall spellcard has a blindspot, and it's ''in front of her at point blank''. Even preceding bosses Rumia and Daiyousei don't bear this same degree of stupidity. And while safespots in spellcards are hardly unheard of (it happens even with high-level bosses, including the [[PersonOfMassDestruction very much not weak]] Flandre Scarlet) Cirno's is by far the most obvious and glaring one.
14th Nov '14 9:41:34 AM Arachnos
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* ElementalBaggage: {{Averted|Trope}}. Unlike Cirno she can't create cold by herself, only manipulate what's already there. As a result she's [[FieldPowerEffect near-powerless outside of winter]].

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* ElementalBaggage: {{Averted|Trope}}. Unlike Cirno she can't create cold by herself, only manipulate what's already there. As a result she's [[FieldPowerEffect near-powerless outside of winter]].winter]] (and yet immensely powerful in it, far more than the aforementioned Cirno).



* WillfullyWeak: Her ability to manipulate and amplify cold weather makes her extremely powerful in winter, to the point where [[WordOfGod ZUN has said]] that she could cause an incident by herself.
** Her profile states she let the heroines win because even she thought winter's gone on long enough.

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* WillfullyWeak: Her ability to manipulate and amplify cold weather makes her extremely powerful in winter, to the point where [[WordOfGod ZUN has said]] that she could [[BigBad cause an incident by herself.
herself]] (that would presumably elevate her power level to that of a stage 5 or 6 boss).
** Her profile states [[ILetYouWin she let the heroines win win]] because even she thought winter's gone on long enough.
9th Nov '14 1:46:54 PM Prime32
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* GradualGrinder [=/=] MightyGlacier: In the fighting games. She's slow, has high {{Knockback}} and [[ScratchDamage Chip Damage]], and is very good at preventing enemies from trapping her, but doesn't have enough good {{Combo}}s to benefit much from trapping enemies herself. She's also poor at aerial combat, but makes up for it with AntiAir attacks.

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* GradualGrinder [=/=] MightyGlacier: In the fighting games. She's slow, has high {{Knockback}} and [[ScratchDamage Chip Damage]], and is very good at preventing enemies from trapping her, hard to put under pressure but doesn't have enough good {{Combo}}s to benefit much from trapping likewise has trouble pressuring enemies herself. She's also poor at aerial combat, but makes up for it with AntiAir attacks.


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* OxymoronicBeing: According to Akyuu in ''[[UniverseCompendium Perfect Memento in Strict Sense]]'', despite being a youkai she has has almost never been seen actually attacking humans (though Akyuu assumes she is just doing it outside Gensokyo). A popular [[EpilepticTrees fan theory]] is that Yukari has managed to build [[TheDreaded such a terrifying reputation]] that she can generate enough human fear to sustain herself just by ''showing up''.


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* StoneWall: From ''Immaterial and Missing Power'': "Her fighting style is completely different from a human's measure. It's neither fast nor heavy-hitting. It is uncertain whether she is really tough or not. Her attitude makes you feel as if [[JustToyingWithThem you're being teased by her]], which is really irritating even if you manage to defeat her."
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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Suika pretty much bullied Tenshi into giving up some Heaven real estate. Tenshi thought it would be over quickly as Suika would get as bored of Heaven as she did and leave. ''She was wrong''. To make it worse, that bit of Heaven Suika got? It wasn't Tenshi's. And Tenshi didn't tell anyone about the oni, either.
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