History Characters / TouhouWindowsThree

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ZUN took another break from releasing ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' games in 2012 while he worked on his second UniverseCompendium, ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism''. He also got married. Meanwhile, the ExpandedUniverse received more additions with the release of the manga ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' and ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery''.

This page is for ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' characters who debuted in 2013's ''Double Dealing Character'' and all subsequent games. To see the characters who debuted in the PC-98 games, see Characters/TouhouPC98. For the rest of the Windows characters, see Characters/TouhouWindowsOne and Characters/TouhouWindowsTwo. For characters from related works such as short stories and manga, see Characters/TouhouOtherOfficialWorks.

Generally speaking, character images come from the better-drawn portraits 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. [[invoked]]

'''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]], which is more common in the West because it yields something closer to English phonetic, and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunrei-shiki_romanization Kunrei-shiki System]], which is the official romanization method in Japan, even if it's not used much. 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 ''Double Dealing Character''

[[folder:Wakasagihime]]
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::''Fresh Water Mermaid''
::'''Wakasagihime'''

-->''"You're underestimating me! You ought to reaffirm the terror that youkai hold!"''

A mermaid living in the Misty Lake. Normally quiet and composed, but goes temporarily berserk due to the events of ''Double Dealing Character''.

!!!Tropes associated with Wakasagihime:
* TheChewToy: Thanks to being half-fish, some of Possessed!Marisa's dialogue and that one incident with Kagerou nearly eating her, fanart of her that involves more than just posing often depicts her as [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36920868 being]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36911302 preyed on]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36715953 by the]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36711400 rest of]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36377480 the cast]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Albeit her eyes are darker than her hair.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do7Xsjnsn1M "Mermaid from the Uncharted Land"]]
** SoundtrackDissonance: In the same sense of how Nazrin's is completely different from the rest of the game, her's is a strange case of...punk rock? Hard rock? [[UpToEleven Metal]]?
* MeaningfulName: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakasagi Wakasagi]] is a type of fish.
* OjouRinglets: Actual status is unclear, but she has the hair.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Given that her ability is to grow stronger in water, she's presumably not as tied to water as most mermaids... Though, given that she's only a stage 1 boss when she's in the lake, leaving it probably isn't a good idea.
** In Japanese, her profile also states that she's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ningyo ningyo]], which is often translated as "mermaid" and has similar traits to one. However, given the nature of Gensokyo, she may be both.
* SirensAreMermaids: Mentioned as singing in her profile.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Actually a translation problem for once: 'Wakasagi' is written in hiragana and 'hime' in kanji. The in-game romanization is (as above) 'Wakasagihime'. As such, it's unclear if it's one name, 'Hime' is her given name, or if she's actually Princess Wakasagi.
* UnusualEars: Fish fin ears.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

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[[folder:Sekibanki]]
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::''Strange Rokurokubi''
::'''Sekibanki'''

-->''"I'll make you fear walking around, day or night!"''

A rokurokubi that lives as a human in the village.

!!!Tropes associated with Sekibanki:
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Possible due to the fact that her head is not attached. In various fanworks she is the frequent victim of getting her head spun around.
* BadassCape: A poncho, really. It evokes the red thread that covers the neck of the {{youkai}} it's based on (See FantasyKitchenSink below) which also acts as a link between the head and its body when the head detaches. It also looks cool, and reminds the fandom of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Vincent Valentine]] or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Auron]].
* DoppelgangerAttack: A series of spell cards has her flying head create multiple copies of itself to shoot at the player from different angles.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In one of the early artworks, she was seen behind one of her spell cards. Fans immediately began comparing her to Orin because they mistook the HairDecs as [[EpilepticTrees blue]] [[UnusualEars cat ears]].
* EvilLaugh: When she detaches her head.
* EyeBeams: One of her detached head's ways of attacking you.
* FantasyKitchenSink: She's a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokurokubi rokurokubi]]'', a youkai that looks like a human but has a RubberMan neck. However, her powers are a mix of this and a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nukekubi nukekubi]]'s, who can actually detach their heads. For bonus points, she's also associated with dullahans, with her theme being named for them, having a card named Flying Head "Dullahan Night", and outright accepting being called one by Reimu. Given Touhou metaphysics, her being a conflation of all three might just be ''because'' of people confusing them.
* FieryRedhead: More proud than angry, but the spirit is there.
* GrumpyBear[=/=]{{Hipster}}: Her profile mentions that she's a bit of a cynic and considers things such as the events of ''Hopeless Masquerade'' as a silly fad that's beneath her, while her stage theme comments call her [[http://en.dic.pixiv.net/a/Chuunibyou chuuni]].
* HairDecorations: A blue bow that clashes somewhat with the rest of her outfit.
* HeadlessHorseman: Sekibanki may count. She is supposed to be a rokurokubi but accepts being called a Dullahan by Reimu and her theme is called "Dullahan Under The Willows". She also has a card associated with the Dullahan. She doesn't have a horse though.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8rWwHmFGMQ "Dullahan Under the Willows"]] Easily the [[AutobotsRockOut hardest rocking theme so far]] in the series.
* LosingYourHead: Various spell cards has her head detaching from her body and flying around to shoot at you. Or multiple heads.
** DetachmentCombat
** AscendedMeme: The heads are reminiscent of the [[Memes/{{Touhou}} (in)famous yukkuri meme]].
-->''[[MemeticMutation Yukkuris are now canon]]!''
* TheMasquerade: By one person, it's highly unlikely her youkai identity is known by the human village.
* MemeticHandGesture: Much like how Utsuho's hand gesture involves raising a finger as her default pose, there's already a high percentage of fanart that take Sekibanki's outstreched arm pose (which is {{Badass}} in and of itself) as her default pose.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Although the fact that she can pass as a human suggests that red is a normal eye colour in the Touhou-verse.
** CurtainsMatchTheWindows

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[[folder:Kagerou Imaizumi]]
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::''Bamboo Grove's Loup-Garou''
::'''Kagerou Imaizumi'''

-->''"Hehehe. Go ahead and try it, if you think you can hit me! You'll regret the bad luck you had fighting me on this moon-blessed ground!"''

A wolf-woman who's moved into the Bamboo Forest of the Lost. She dislikes growing hairy during the full moon.

!!!Tropes associated with Kagerou:
* CharacterTics: Prone to scratching her skin.
* FemmeFatalons
* FreakinessShame: She seems rather insecure about how hairy she becomes during a full moon. While you can't see exactly how hairy she becomes, since most of her body is covered by her dress, you can still see that she has hair on her wrists.
* GratuitousFrench: In her BossSubtitles, "loup-garou" is French for "werewolf".
* [[IconicOutfit Iconic Form]]: Fanart almost always shows her with wolf ears regardless of whether there's a full moon out.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP7MJYQsst4 "Lonesome Werewolf"]]
* LittleBitBeastly: Wolf ears. She doesn't have a visible tail in official art, but fanart often gives her one.
* MeaningfulName: Her given name translates to [[AwesomeMcCoolname "Shadow Wolf"]], and her family name is a reference to Yoshinori Imaizumi, a prominent zoologist who first researched the Honshu wolf.
* MulticolouredHair: Black with red highlights.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Unlike most werewolves, she's calm and composed, even in wolf form.
** FantasyKitchenSink: If her BossSubtitles are any indication, she might actually be a Loup-Garou, which is sort of a werewolf crossed with a vampire. Alternately, [[AllMythsAreTrue given how myths work in Gensokyo]], she might be both.
* RapunzelHair
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RuleOfThree: She's the third character with long nails, the others being Chen and Mystia. For now, she's consistently shown much more often in fanart with these long nails than the other two characters.
* SpeciesLostAndFound: Specifically she's a were-Honshu wolf (also known as the Japanese wolf) which in real life is extinct.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Turns into a wolf (or at least, ''[[AnimalBattleAura a giant wolf head]]'') during portions of certain spellcards.
* WerewolfThemeNaming: See MeaningfulName.
* WolvesAlwaysHowlAtTheMoon: The battle against her takes place during a full moon and has lots of howling soundbites thrown in, which have left some players very...[[NightmareFuel unsettled]].
** SignatureRoar

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[[folder:The Tsukumo Sisters]]
::'''The Tsukumo Sisters'''

A [[AnimateInanimateObject tsukumogami]] duet, created by the youkai uprising incident. They manage to survive after it ends by finding a different source of power.

!!!Common Tropes between both:
* AnimateInanimateObject
* BodySurf: This is apparently how they survived the incident; see Raiko's entry.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Both of them are always barefoot.
* [[BaitAndSwitchBoss Bait And Switch]] DualBoss: It initially seems the player will fight them both as the boss of Stage 4, but then the one previously fought as the stage's mid-boss leaves. They fight together when they return in the Extra Stage.
* KillSteal: The reason they don't fight you together in stage 4.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qmkV-i5bno "Illusionary Joururi"]] for both of them. It shows: the song is a unique mix of many classical and modern instruments.
** NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: By far the ''weirdest'' song to grace ''Touhou''. It contains ZUN's standard trumpet, an electronic drum set that operates not unlike VenetianSnares' own, a piano performing riffs from ''Kid's Festival ~ Innocent Treasures'', a koto that sounds like it's being strummed as hard as it could, and a guitar solo in what sounds like faux dropped tuning, all of this done on an even stranger 6/4ths beat. And [[WordOfGod ZUN]] mentions that he couldn't find a sample of a biwa, so [[WhatCouldHaveBeen rest your head on]] ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen that]]''.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]SpeciesSurname: "Tsukumo" clearly comes from "tsukumogami" but it's spelled with the characters for "ninety-nine", indicating that unlike natural tsukumogami the sisters came to life before reaching 100 years of age.
* MusicalAssassin: They even have musical note danmaku! %%For the record, the trope does not just refer to assassins.
* NotBloodSiblings: ...in as much as this trope can apply to tsukumogami. They're not really connected beyond gaining awareness at the same time, but they decided to be sisters anyway.
* RecurringBoss: Return together in the Extra Stage as the mid-boss.
* SiblingYinYang: Benben is cool-headed and mature, while Yatsuhashi is HotBlooded and reckless.

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::''Tsukumogami of an Aging Biwa''
::'''Benben Tsukumo'''

-->''"In this world of social upheaval where everything is turned on its head...Who is the strongest tool? We'll decide that here and now!"''

A tsukumogami of an abandoned [[http://japanesestrings.com/thebiwa.html biwa]].

!!!Tropes associated with Benben:
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Older Sister]]
* AnimateInanimateObject: A tsukumogami of a biwa, specifically.
* ChainedByFashion: Which connects to the biwa.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* FlowerInHerHair
* MeaningfulName: Her name is derived from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzaiten Benzaiten]], the Japanese name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati, who is often depicted with a biwa; additionally, ''ben ben'' is the Japanese onomatopoeia for the deep strumming sounds a biwa makes.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Yatsuhashi's red.
* ShortHairWithTail: Her hair looks short in the front, but it ends in two long twintails.

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::''Tsukumogami of an Aging Koto''
::'''Yatsuhashi Tsukumo'''

-->''"The well-behaved have gained power in this world of social upheaval. Even mere tools can rule the world! I'll make you the foundation we'll stand on!"''

A tsukumogami of an abandoned [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koto_%28instrument%29 koto]].

!!!Tropes associated with Yatsuhashi:
* AnimateInanimateObject: A tsukumogami of a koto.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: While they're not blood related, Yatsuhashi is said to be the younger and more energetic sister compared to the more composed Benben.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* HotBlooded: According to her profile.
* MeaningfulName: [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Named After]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatsuhashi_Kengyo Yatsuhashi Kengyo]].
* PluckyGirl
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Benben's blue.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Seija Kijin]]
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::''Counterattacking Amanojaku''
::'''Seija Kijin'''

-->''"In this inverted castle where everything is turned upside-down, I'll give you a taste of this long-awaited failure!"''

An [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanojaku amanojaku]] with the ability to flip [[InterfaceScrew anything]] over. Her feelings are the opposite of other people's. Despite being the Stage 5 boss, she's the true instigator of the events in ''Double Dealing Character'', having manipulated Shinmyoumaru into helping her create a world where the weak ruled over the strong; Shinmyoumaru was the only person who could wield the Miracle Mallet, which would be capable of fulfilling Seija's ambitions.

!!!Tropes associated with Seija:
* AntiHero: During ''Impossible Spell Card''. She's hardly heroic, but she wasn't up to anything villainous at the time either.
* AutoRevive: The Jizo statue in ''Impossible Spell Card'' works like this.
* {{Badass}}: After the events of ''Double Dealing Character'', everyone, from fairies and first-stage boss small-fries to hermits, shrine maidens, ghosts, {{Physical God}}s and RealityWarping BonusStage bosses, have been after Seija's hide, and they've all been willing to ''break the Spell Card rules'' to catch her. By the time the last day of ''Impossible Spell Card'' has reached its end, Seija has managed to prove that no-one breaks rules like she does, and has cast some serious doubts on whether she's really part of the "weak and oppressed" demographic in the process.
* BigBad: The entire incident of ''Double Dealing Character'' was caused by her plan to overthrow the societal status quo of the strong ruling the weak and turn Gensoukyou into a world where the weak were more important, instead.
* ChekhovsGunman: Not by appearance, but ability. After you enter the 5th level, the entire area somehow flips ''upside-down''. This is a clue that she is already nearby and controlling the area.
* CombatPragmatist: Seija will break every rule in the book to win, and stuff like "good sportsmanship" doesn't really exist for her.
-->'''Seija''': Whatever the means, whoever survives, wins.
* CommanderContrarian: Comes part in parcel with her ability. She likes what others dislike, and other people being happy depresses her.
* ConsummateLiar: Par for the course as an amanojaku.
** PowerIncontinence: Of course, it's not like she can control it. As with Parsee and jealously, Seija thrives off of being inverted. She's perfectly happy with being the opposite of others. [[CaptainObvious Unless, of course, the others are happy themselves]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: ''[[AvertedTrope Averted]]'' for once in the series, as ''Impossible Spell Card'' shows that she has been branded an outlaw after the events of ''Double Dealing Character''. [[spoiler:She soon had begun to lose all of her former friends and allies, but it didn't bother her much since amanojaku can never really make friends anyway.]]
* DropTheHammer: She uses her copy of the Miracle Mallet like a regular warhammer, with all the oomph that this implies.
* {{Foil}}: By her very nature she can easily be this to pretty much any other character in the series. In an amusing way, she is even this to the {{Shipping}} happy ''Touhou'' fandom community; her nature makes it very difficult to set her up with anyone without breaking character. Her being an amanojaku could also make her a {{foil}} to the oni characters: oni in ''Touhou'' hate liars and are known for their own honesty and brutish strength, while amanojaku are often portrayed as being twisted and dishonest but pretty weak.
* EasilyForgiven: [[AvertedTrope The second notable aversion in the series.]] Unlike the previous antagonist who averted this (Tenshi), Seija had a seemingly noble goal, but in a twist she's only doing it to upset the stability of Gensokyo due to her nature as an amanojaku. This persists even after the incident is resolved, so she pretty much has no friends or allies (not that this bothers her, being who she is).
* HornedHumanoid: As an amanojaku, she has two small white horns. The game manual makes a point that she's different from the ''other'' horned humanoid, the oni, even though in Japanese folklore amanojaku are commonly depicted as a type of oni.
* InterfaceScrew: Depending on her spellcards, she will FLIP or TURN the screen and controls.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0PJu3jKSw "Reverse Ideology"]]. It sounds a lot like a circus theme.
** It's also nearly identical to itself [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEa3JiYselk when played backwards]].
** GratuitousEnglish: The English subtitle of the stage is "Reverse Ideology". Yeah, she literally inverted the ''[[NoFourthWall stage theme]]'' itself.
* ManipulativeBastard: Caused the incident by lying to Shinmyoumaru, saying that the youkai were responsible for the downfall of the ''kobito''.
* MeaningfulName: "Kijin" is written as "oni human". She's the opposite of both; humans by species, since she's a youkai, and oni by character, being dishonest and weak. That said, an amanojaku looks very much like an oni and the kanji for "oni" is used in the Japanese spelling for "amanojaku", too. "Seija" means something like "right and wrong", which also fits with her theme of inversion.
* MulticoloredHair: Her hair is black with white stripes and one red stripe in the front.
* PersonalityPowers: A reversed personality, and the power to reverse.
* PromotedToPlayable: Went from Stage 5 Boss in DDC to playable character in the GaidenGame ''Impossible Spell Card''.
* PowerCopying: Her items in ''Impossible Spell Card'' allow her to mimic a number of existing gimmicks:
** Her MagicalCamera acts like Aya's.
** The umbrella gives her Yukari's WrapAround ability from the fighting games. It even uses the same sound effect!
** The lantern is like a nerfed [[SuperMode trance mode]].
** For a SmartBomb she uses an [[ThrowDownTheBomblet actual bomb]]... or fireworks. Close enough.
** The ying-yang orbs let her teleport into the enemy's face, like Reimu does in the fighters.
* RecurringBoss: Shows up as a midboss and boss of Stage 5, and then as the midboss of Stage 6.
* ScrewySquirrel: If she does something, it's because she enjoys watching the chaos that will inevitably ensues. The clusterfuck is its own rewards, so to speak.
* ShoutOut: The [[Creator/StudioShaft Shaft head tilt]]?
** One of her spellcards refers to the Japanese title of ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Through the Looking-Glass]]''.
** Her Japanese [[BossSubtitles Boss Subtitle]] ''gyakushuu no amanojaku'' can be rendered as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack The Amanojaku's Counterattack]].
** Her final spellcard on Hard and Lunatic is called "Change Air Brave", a play on the title of ''Change Air Blade'', a versus shmup where one player takes the role of the player character and the other takes the role of the boss, with the two players occasionally ''flipping'' sides.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Played one to Shinmyoumaru. Fanon makes her into a {{Troll}} with the gullible Shinmyoumaru as her ButtMonkey.
* {{Troll}}: As mentioned above. This was likely an inevitable fanon portrayal of Seija, considering her compulsatory contrarian nature. Like Yukari and Tei before her, this has earned her a Danbooru pool of her trolling.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Basically the entirety of ''Impossible Spell Card'' is her cheating through all of her opponents attacks, completely ignoring the spellcard rules.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Show of hands; how many expected her to be the main character of the game following ''Double Dealing Character''? ...Mmhm, ok... That's okay everyone, you can lower you hands now, both of you. Now, how many ''wanted'' her to become a playable character? Good golly, that's a lot of hands!
* VillainProtagonist: In ''Impossible Spell Card''. While she isn't doing anything villainous in the game, she's still on the run for the trouble she caused in ''Double Dealing Character''.
* VisionaryVillain: Subverted; though her ambition to turn Gensokyo into a world where the weak have more value seems visionary, it's really just part of her overall desire to turn Gensokyo upside-down in keeping with her contrary nature.
* VisualPun: Her special power and key personality trait is inverting things. She wears flip-flops. Cue groans.
* WeakButSkilled:
** Complains about being weak, and, well, it kind of shows; she never manages to cover much of the screen in bullets. But she's still quite worthy of being a stage 5 boss, as her {{interface screw}}s and reverse patterns are quite enough to make the few bullets she can produce deadly.
** This is reflected in ''Impossible Spell Card''. Being the player character, she gets the short end of the stick, but uses the gimmicks she stole from other characters to her advantage.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shinmyoumaru Sukuna]]
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::''Descendant of the Inchlings''
::'''Shinmyoumaru Sukuna'''

-->''"I understand that you're weak, and I can see a future where you ally with me. Now, my treasured mallet! Impart the power of dreams to all the speechless tools!"''

Princess of the ''[[LittlePeople inchlings]]'', and a descendant of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issun-boshi Issun-boshi]]. She was manipulated by Seija into causing the events of ''Double Dealing Character'', by using her Miracle Mallet (which, as a inchling, only she can use) to create a world where the weak could overthrow the strong.

!!!Tropes associated with Shinmyoumaru:
* AncestralWeapon [=/=] PublicDomainArtifact: The Uchide-no-Kozuchi, generally translated as the Lucky[=/=]Miracle Mallet.
** ArtifactOfDoom: It can fulfill any wish as long as it's made by a inchling, but usually with dire consequences. Although, it is more accurately...
** JackassGenie: The Miracle Mallet was created by the oni. Even the nicest oni are kinda twisted (see: [[TheAlcoholic Suika]]); thus the Miracle Mallet grant wishes in ways that will only ever result in the ruination of its wisher and/or benefit the Oni. The HatePlague that occured was likely a result of its nature.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Her Mallet can turn semi-random objects into tsukumogami. Normally they'll revert once the power is returned to the mallet, though Raiko and the Tsukumo sisters escape this by finding alternate sources of power in the meantime.
** EvilWeapon: Its effect on Reimu's purification rod, Marisa's Mini-Hakkero and Sakuya's knives.
* ChewToy: In fanon she is Seija's, because of her gullible attitude.
* CoolBoat: In the original legend, Issun-boshi used a soup bowl as a boat. Shinmyoumaru references this by riding in giant bowls during the battle with her.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DopplegangerSpin: Her final spellcard does this, ultimately creating seven copies of herself. See ShoutOut.
* DropTheHammer: Her AncestralWeapon. Though it's more a magic tool than Melee weapon.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Downplayed. She ''is'' a princess, but this is only mentioned in the title of her boss theme and a single line of Seija's dialogue.
** In the original legend, Issun-boshi married a princess in the end. Since Shinmyoumaru is a descendant of him, that makes her a princess as well.
** BadassPrincess: She's still strong enough to be a FinalBoss, and she even wields a sword (which is actually a needle due to her normally [[{{Lilliputians}} small size]], but still). Unfortunately for her, [[spoiler:she's only a BadassPrincess when wielding the Miracle Mallet. In one of Reimu's endings, Shinmyoumaru is stuck in her tiny, powerless inchling form because the Mallet was out of juice after the events of the game. Reimu even has to put Shinmyoumaru in a ''bug cage'' to prevent her from being eaten by birds. ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' shows that she's still living in the cage, having converted it into a house for herself.]]
* FamousAncestor: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issun-boshi Issun-boshi]].
* FinalBoss
* GenderBlenderName: In Japan, names ending with the suffix "-maru" are usually boy's names.
* GenkiGirl
* HatePlague: The energies released by the Mallet in ''Double Dealing Character'' turn normally peaceful youkai aggressive. Even the player characters become unusually bloodthirsty [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity while using their corrupted weapons]].
* HeightAngst: She is quite conscious about her original tiny height, so she uses the power of the Mallet to grow bigger. [[spoiler:After the Mallet's power runs out, she goes to her original inchling size. ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' shows that she'll wait patiently for the Mallet to recharge and then wish to get bigger again.]]
* HimeCut: A very short one.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Bordering on TooDumbToLive; she trusted an amanojaku that she ''knew'' to be an amanojaku. Amanojaku are pathological liars.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The sewing needle she's holding is intended to be a sword, again referencing the Issun-boshi legend. She has a spellcard named after it.
* InterfaceScrew: Not as bad as Seija's, but her survival spellcard significantly magnifies the player character's hitbox size, which can only mean trouble in a danmaku game.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi-DqfHJS5A "Inchling of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess"]]
** EpicRocking: Since her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kOWuBC8rYU stage theme]] leads into her boss theme and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsdkKJsUqGA ending theme]] is also based on her main theme, this has a combined total of over five minutes, and the main theme loops in around four minutes. Even by itself, this is one of longest songs in the series, along with the likes of Cosmic Mind and Fate of Sixty Years, the leitmotifs of Byakuren and Eiki, respectively. It goes without saying that '''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome this is an awesome song.]]'''
* LittlePeople [=/=] {{Lilliputians}}: In the original Japanese her race is ''kobito'', which is read as "little person". The word itself is generally translated as "dwarf" or "inchling", which [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame can lead to some confusion]]. (Think Literature/TomThumb instead of bearded people). Shinmyoumaru herself is normally only a few inches high, but she used the Miracle Mallet to make herself around the size of a young human girl.
* MeaningfulName: Her surname references [[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/572305/Sukunahikona Sukuna-Hikona]]. Her given name roughly means "mysterious boy with a needle" (she wields a needle as a sword, and even though [[NonIndicativeName she's a girl]] she is based on the legend of the "one-inch boy").
* NiceHat: Niceness is questionable; she's wearing a bowl, referencing the legend she's based on.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: As per her inspiration and ancestor. She's strong enough to be the FinalBoss of her game... and she might just be the shortest character in the entire series, even in her "large" form (which is about the size of a human child).
* PrincessesPreferPink: She's technically a princess, and she wears a pink kimono.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Since Shinmyoumaru used the Miracle Mallet to make herself bigger, fanartists wasted no time in depicting her using that same power on other things, like [[BreastExpansion other characters' breasts]].
* ShoutOut: Her second-to-last spellcard on Normal is called "Shingeki no Kobito" (進撃の小人), [[note]]or, if you insist: ''Shingeki no Kojin''[[/note]] which will sound familiar to anyone keeping up with [[Manga/AttackOnTitan a certain anime about titanic humanoids]]. The attack itself, which consists of moving through concentric circular walls of bullets, should also look familiar. It's also an IncrediblyLamePun: Kobito ("little person") and Kyojin ("large person") are opposites. Unsurprisingly, the English-speaking fanbase has dubbed the card "[[{{Woolseyism}} Attack on Dwarf]]".
** Her final spellcard in Easy and Normal difficulties is named after "Literature/HopOMyThumb" and his [[SprintShoes seven league boots]]. On harder difficulties, the card changes it's name to "The Seven Issun-Boshi", which probably refers to [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs a certain fairytale with seven short people]].
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Her default size is about the size of a large mouse or so, but she uses the power of the mallet to grow to a much larger "just kind of short" form. [[spoiler:She temporarily loses this power after the events of ''Double Dealing Character'' although it's unclear how long it will take the mallet to recharge.]]
* ShrinkRay: The Miracle Mallet lets her make things grow, like her danmaku bullets or the player character - which is ''really bad'' in a game about dodging bullets. She also used it on herself, since she's normally only a few inches high.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom / UnwittingPawn: Because she's the only one able to use the Miracle Mallet, [[ManipulativeBastard Seija]] manipulated her into taking revenge against Gensokyo's youkai for a slight that never happened.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wanted to save the weak from their oppression by the strong, though Seija manipulated her into attempting to do so.
* WildcardExcuse: One 4koma included with ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' has her passing off any strange occurrences around the shrine with [[GreenRocks "It's an effect of the Mallet"]]. Fair enough when random objects are coming to life. Less believable when Reimu's food has tiny bite marks in it and Shinmyoumaru's mouth is suddenly stuffed.

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[[folder:Raiko Horikawa]]
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::''Phantasmal Percussionist''
::'''Raiko Horikawa'''

-->''"Hear me, all you used ones from the outside world! Let your once-in-a-lifetime beat resound!"''

A tsukumogami created from a Japanese taiko drum. When the youkai uprising incident occurred, she realized the true nature of the power affecting her and found a new source of power instead. Before the Extra Stage took place, she taught the Tsukumo Sisters.

!!!Tropes associated with Raiko:
* AnimateInanimateObject: Yet another tsukumogami.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: According to some parts of the fandom, though her official art clearly has breasts and she wears a skirt.
* {{Badass}}: Goes without saying for an EX-boss. Tsukumogami are generally considered WeakButSkilled in Gensokyo. Raiko, however, is a tsukumogami ''[[ShockAndAwe with the power of]] [[JapaneseMythology Raijin]]''.
** Every extra boss has a {{Leitmotif}} that is simultaneously powerful and representative of their personality. Rika's is serious, Mugetsu's is powerful and intimidating, Gengetsu's is frightening, Alice's is dignified, Flandre's is creepy and psychotic, Ran's and Yukari's are grandiose but haphazard, Mokou's is melancholy, Suwako's is playful, Koishi's is unsettling, Nue's is mysterious and familiar at the same time and Mamizou's is catchy and a little bit silly. In sharp contrast to all the above, Raiko's own {{Leitmotif}} oozes pure epicness and majesty.
** BadassInANiceSuit
* BilingualBonus StealthPun: Since Japanese drums are not differentiated with English drums,[[note]]In places like NicoNicoDouga, they are sometimes called "doramu", the katakana of the English word "drum".[[/note]] they are collectively called "taiko".
* BodySurf: She essentially left her old drum and entered a new one with the power of the outside world's magic.
* BonusBoss
* DumbAndDrummer: Inverted, since she's explicitly the smartest of the instrument youkai and the only one to figure out how they could continue to exist without the power of the Mallet. Of course, she's not really a ''drummer'' despite carrying drumsticks.
* FourIsDeath: Most of her spellcards begin it's number followed by the word "Drum" (First Drum, Second Drum, etc). Her fourth spellcard begins with "Death Drum".
* InstrumentOfMurder: Drums that explode into bullets, to be precise.
* InterfaceScrew: Her [[FourIsDeath fourth spellcard]] shakes the screen while it's filled with bullets.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugHTBbdbFWA "Primordial Beat ~ Pristine Beat"]]. No points for guessing which instrument is heavily used in it. Also consistently considered to be one of the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome best themes ZUN has done so far]].
** ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: After all the wacky experimental songs that have happened in this game, her's is actually a return to the basic ZUN instruments: trumpets, piano, and drums.
* MeaningfulName: Raiko literally means "thunder drum". Horikawa seems to come from [[http://theater.nytimes.com/2007/11/01/theater/reviews/01drum.html?_r=0 "Drum the Waves of Horikawa"]].
* TheMentor: Helped out the Tsukumo sisters.
* MusicalAssassin: Also has musical note danmaku, and her last two spellcards synchronize to the background music. %%For the record, the trope does not just refer to assassins.
* JapaneseMythology: Her appearance and some of her powers are based off the thunder god [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raijin Raijin]].
* ThePowerOfRock: She claims in her dialogue that her new power comes from the drummers of the outside world. It's implied that her power actually comes from {{Rhythm Game}}s.
* ShockAndAwe: Some of her spellcards shoot electricity.
** One of her electricity-shooting spellcards is named after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den-den_daiko den-den daiko]], a Japanese pellet drum. While den-den is Japanese onomatopoeia for drumming, den by itself can also mean "electricity". (In JapaneseMythology, Raijin the god of thunder also wears a taiko drum for this reason.)
* ShoutOut: Her dialogue in Marisa A references ''VideoGame/TaikoDrumMaster''. However, the fandom takes this [[UpToEleven to a completely different level]].
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: She is capable of making anything follow a rhythm, which sounds silly...
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: ...until she throws lightning at you.

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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]], which is more common in the West because it yields something closer to English phonetic, and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunrei-shiki_romanization Kunrei-shiki System]], which is the official romanization method in Japan, even if it's not used much. 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 ''Double Dealing Character''

[[folder:Wakasagihime]]
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::''Fresh Water Mermaid''
::'''Wakasagihime'''

-->''"You're underestimating me! You ought to reaffirm the terror that youkai hold!"''

A mermaid living in the Misty Lake. Normally quiet and composed, but goes temporarily berserk due to the events of ''Double Dealing Character''.

!!!Tropes associated with Wakasagihime:
* TheChewToy: Thanks to being half-fish, some of Possessed!Marisa's dialogue and that one incident with Kagerou nearly eating her, fanart of her that involves more than just posing often depicts her as [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36920868 being]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36911302 preyed on]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36715953 by the]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36711400 rest of]] [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=36377480 the cast]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Albeit her eyes are darker than her hair.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do7Xsjnsn1M "Mermaid from the Uncharted Land"]]
** SoundtrackDissonance: In the same sense of how Nazrin's is completely different from the rest of the game, her's is a strange case of...punk rock? Hard rock? [[UpToEleven Metal]]?
* MeaningfulName: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakasagi Wakasagi]] is a type of fish.
* OjouRinglets: Actual status is unclear, but she has the hair.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Given that her ability is to grow stronger in water, she's presumably not as tied to water as most mermaids... Though, given that she's only a stage 1 boss when she's in the lake, leaving it probably isn't a good idea.
** In Japanese, her profile also states that she's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ningyo ningyo]], which is often translated as "mermaid" and has similar traits to one. However, given the nature of Gensokyo, she may be both.
* SirensAreMermaids: Mentioned as singing in her profile.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Actually a translation problem for once: 'Wakasagi' is written in hiragana and 'hime' in kanji. The in-game romanization is (as above) 'Wakasagihime'. As such, it's unclear if it's one name, 'Hime' is her given name, or if she's actually Princess Wakasagi.
* UnusualEars: Fish fin ears.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

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[[folder:Sekibanki]]
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::''Strange Rokurokubi''
::'''Sekibanki'''

-->''"I'll make you fear walking around, day or night!"''

A rokurokubi that lives as a human in the village.

!!!Tropes associated with Sekibanki:
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Possible due to the fact that her head is not attached. In various fanworks she is the frequent victim of getting her head spun around.
* BadassCape: A poncho, really. It evokes the red thread that covers the neck of the {{youkai}} it's based on (See FantasyKitchenSink below) which also acts as a link between the head and its body when the head detaches. It also looks cool, and reminds the fandom of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Vincent Valentine]] or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Auron]].
* DoppelgangerAttack: A series of spell cards has her flying head create multiple copies of itself to shoot at the player from different angles.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In one of the early artworks, she was seen behind one of her spell cards. Fans immediately began comparing her to Orin because they mistook the HairDecs as [[EpilepticTrees blue]] [[UnusualEars cat ears]].
* EvilLaugh: When she detaches her head.
* EyeBeams: One of her detached head's ways of attacking you.
* FantasyKitchenSink: She's a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokurokubi rokurokubi]]'', a youkai that looks like a human but has a RubberMan neck. However, her powers are a mix of this and a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nukekubi nukekubi]]'s, who can actually detach their heads. For bonus points, she's also associated with dullahans, with her theme being named for them, having a card named Flying Head "Dullahan Night", and outright accepting being called one by Reimu. Given Touhou metaphysics, her being a conflation of all three might just be ''because'' of people confusing them.
* FieryRedhead: More proud than angry, but the spirit is there.
* GrumpyBear[=/=]{{Hipster}}: Her profile mentions that she's a bit of a cynic and considers things such as the events of ''Hopeless Masquerade'' as a silly fad that's beneath her, while her stage theme comments call her [[http://en.dic.pixiv.net/a/Chuunibyou chuuni]].
* HairDecorations: A blue bow that clashes somewhat with the rest of her outfit.
* HeadlessHorseman: Sekibanki may count. She is supposed to be a rokurokubi but accepts being called a Dullahan by Reimu and her theme is called "Dullahan Under The Willows". She also has a card associated with the Dullahan. She doesn't have a horse though.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8rWwHmFGMQ "Dullahan Under the Willows"]] Easily the [[AutobotsRockOut hardest rocking theme so far]] in the series.
* LosingYourHead: Various spell cards has her head detaching from her body and flying around to shoot at you. Or multiple heads.
** DetachmentCombat
** AscendedMeme: The heads are reminiscent of the [[Memes/{{Touhou}} (in)famous yukkuri meme]].
-->''[[MemeticMutation Yukkuris are now canon]]!''
* TheMasquerade: By one person, it's highly unlikely her youkai identity is known by the human village.
* MemeticHandGesture: Much like how Utsuho's hand gesture involves raising a finger as her default pose, there's already a high percentage of fanart that take Sekibanki's outstreched arm pose (which is {{Badass}} in and of itself) as her default pose.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Although the fact that she can pass as a human suggests that red is a normal eye colour in the Touhou-verse.
** CurtainsMatchTheWindows

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[[folder:Kagerou Imaizumi]]
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::''Bamboo Grove's Loup-Garou''
::'''Kagerou Imaizumi'''

-->''"Hehehe. Go ahead and try it, if you think you can hit me! You'll regret the bad luck you had fighting me on this moon-blessed ground!"''

A wolf-woman who's moved into the Bamboo Forest of the Lost. She dislikes growing hairy during the full moon.

!!!Tropes associated with Kagerou:
* CharacterTics: Prone to scratching her skin.
* FemmeFatalons
* FreakinessShame: She seems rather insecure about how hairy she becomes during a full moon. While you can't see exactly how hairy she becomes, since most of her body is covered by her dress, you can still see that she has hair on her wrists.
* GratuitousFrench: In her BossSubtitles, "loup-garou" is French for "werewolf".
* [[IconicOutfit Iconic Form]]: Fanart almost always shows her with wolf ears regardless of whether there's a full moon out.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP7MJYQsst4 "Lonesome Werewolf"]]
* LittleBitBeastly: Wolf ears. She doesn't have a visible tail in official art, but fanart often gives her one.
* MeaningfulName: Her given name translates to [[AwesomeMcCoolname "Shadow Wolf"]], and her family name is a reference to Yoshinori Imaizumi, a prominent zoologist who first researched the Honshu wolf.
* MulticolouredHair: Black with red highlights.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Unlike most werewolves, she's calm and composed, even in wolf form.
** FantasyKitchenSink: If her BossSubtitles are any indication, she might actually be a Loup-Garou, which is sort of a werewolf crossed with a vampire. Alternately, [[AllMythsAreTrue given how myths work in Gensokyo]], she might be both.
* RapunzelHair
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RuleOfThree: She's the third character with long nails, the others being Chen and Mystia. For now, she's consistently shown much more often in fanart with these long nails than the other two characters.
* SpeciesLostAndFound: Specifically she's a were-Honshu wolf (also known as the Japanese wolf) which in real life is extinct.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Turns into a wolf (or at least, ''[[AnimalBattleAura a giant wolf head]]'') during portions of certain spellcards.
* WerewolfThemeNaming: See MeaningfulName.
* WolvesAlwaysHowlAtTheMoon: The battle against her takes place during a full moon and has lots of howling soundbites thrown in, which have left some players very...[[NightmareFuel unsettled]].
** SignatureRoar

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[[folder:The Tsukumo Sisters]]
::'''The Tsukumo Sisters'''

A [[AnimateInanimateObject tsukumogami]] duet, created by the youkai uprising incident. They manage to survive after it ends by finding a different source of power.

!!!Common Tropes between both:
* AnimateInanimateObject
* BodySurf: This is apparently how they survived the incident; see Raiko's entry.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Both of them are always barefoot.
* [[BaitAndSwitchBoss Bait And Switch]] DualBoss: It initially seems the player will fight them both as the boss of Stage 4, but then the one previously fought as the stage's mid-boss leaves. They fight together when they return in the Extra Stage.
* KillSteal: The reason they don't fight you together in stage 4.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qmkV-i5bno "Illusionary Joururi"]] for both of them. It shows: the song is a unique mix of many classical and modern instruments.
** NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: By far the ''weirdest'' song to grace ''Touhou''. It contains ZUN's standard trumpet, an electronic drum set that operates not unlike VenetianSnares' own, a piano performing riffs from ''Kid's Festival ~ Innocent Treasures'', a koto that sounds like it's being strummed as hard as it could, and a guitar solo in what sounds like faux dropped tuning, all of this done on an even stranger 6/4ths beat. And [[WordOfGod ZUN]] mentions that he couldn't find a sample of a biwa, so [[WhatCouldHaveBeen rest your head on]] ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen that]]''.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]SpeciesSurname: "Tsukumo" clearly comes from "tsukumogami" but it's spelled with the characters for "ninety-nine", indicating that unlike natural tsukumogami the sisters came to life before reaching 100 years of age.
* MusicalAssassin: They even have musical note danmaku! %%For the record, the trope does not just refer to assassins.
* NotBloodSiblings: ...in as much as this trope can apply to tsukumogami. They're not really connected beyond gaining awareness at the same time, but they decided to be sisters anyway.
* RecurringBoss: Return together in the Extra Stage as the mid-boss.
* SiblingYinYang: Benben is cool-headed and mature, while Yatsuhashi is HotBlooded and reckless.

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::''Tsukumogami of an Aging Biwa''
::'''Benben Tsukumo'''

-->''"In this world of social upheaval where everything is turned on its head...Who is the strongest tool? We'll decide that here and now!"''

A tsukumogami of an abandoned [[http://japanesestrings.com/thebiwa.html biwa]].

!!!Tropes associated with Benben:
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Older Sister]]
* AnimateInanimateObject: A tsukumogami of a biwa, specifically.
* ChainedByFashion: Which connects to the biwa.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* FlowerInHerHair
* MeaningfulName: Her name is derived from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzaiten Benzaiten]], the Japanese name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati, who is often depicted with a biwa; additionally, ''ben ben'' is the Japanese onomatopoeia for the deep strumming sounds a biwa makes.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Yatsuhashi's red.
* ShortHairWithTail: Her hair looks short in the front, but it ends in two long twintails.

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::''Tsukumogami of an Aging Koto''
::'''Yatsuhashi Tsukumo'''

-->''"The well-behaved have gained power in this world of social upheaval. Even mere tools can rule the world! I'll make you the foundation we'll stand on!"''

A tsukumogami of an abandoned [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koto_%28instrument%29 koto]].

!!!Tropes associated with Yatsuhashi:
* AnimateInanimateObject: A tsukumogami of a koto.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: While they're not blood related, Yatsuhashi is said to be the younger and more energetic sister compared to the more composed Benben.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* HotBlooded: According to her profile.
* MeaningfulName: [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Named After]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatsuhashi_Kengyo Yatsuhashi Kengyo]].
* PluckyGirl
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Benben's blue.

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[[folder:Seija Kijin]]
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::''Counterattacking Amanojaku''
::'''Seija Kijin'''

-->''"In this inverted castle where everything is turned upside-down, I'll give you a taste of this long-awaited failure!"''

An [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanojaku amanojaku]] with the ability to flip [[InterfaceScrew anything]] over. Her feelings are the opposite of other people's. Despite being the Stage 5 boss, she's the true instigator of the events in ''Double Dealing Character'', having manipulated Shinmyoumaru into helping her create a world where the weak ruled over the strong; Shinmyoumaru was the only person who could wield the Miracle Mallet, which would be capable of fulfilling Seija's ambitions.

!!!Tropes associated with Seija:
* AntiHero: During ''Impossible Spell Card''. She's hardly heroic, but she wasn't up to anything villainous at the time either.
* AutoRevive: The Jizo statue in ''Impossible Spell Card'' works like this.
* {{Badass}}: After the events of ''Double Dealing Character'', everyone, from fairies and first-stage boss small-fries to hermits, shrine maidens, ghosts, {{Physical God}}s and RealityWarping BonusStage bosses, have been after Seija's hide, and they've all been willing to ''break the Spell Card rules'' to catch her. By the time the last day of ''Impossible Spell Card'' has reached its end, Seija has managed to prove that no-one breaks rules like she does, and has cast some serious doubts on whether she's really part of the "weak and oppressed" demographic in the process.
* BigBad: The entire incident of ''Double Dealing Character'' was caused by her plan to overthrow the societal status quo of the strong ruling the weak and turn Gensoukyou into a world where the weak were more important, instead.
* ChekhovsGunman: Not by appearance, but ability. After you enter the 5th level, the entire area somehow flips ''upside-down''. This is a clue that she is already nearby and controlling the area.
* CombatPragmatist: Seija will break every rule in the book to win, and stuff like "good sportsmanship" doesn't really exist for her.
-->'''Seija''': Whatever the means, whoever survives, wins.
* CommanderContrarian: Comes part in parcel with her ability. She likes what others dislike, and other people being happy depresses her.
* ConsummateLiar: Par for the course as an amanojaku.
** PowerIncontinence: Of course, it's not like she can control it. As with Parsee and jealously, Seija thrives off of being inverted. She's perfectly happy with being the opposite of others. [[CaptainObvious Unless, of course, the others are happy themselves]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: ''[[AvertedTrope Averted]]'' for once in the series, as ''Impossible Spell Card'' shows that she has been branded an outlaw after the events of ''Double Dealing Character''. [[spoiler:She soon had begun to lose all of her former friends and allies, but it didn't bother her much since amanojaku can never really make friends anyway.]]
* DropTheHammer: She uses her copy of the Miracle Mallet like a regular warhammer, with all the oomph that this implies.
* {{Foil}}: By her very nature she can easily be this to pretty much any other character in the series. In an amusing way, she is even this to the {{Shipping}} happy ''Touhou'' fandom community; her nature makes it very difficult to set her up with anyone without breaking character. Her being an amanojaku could also make her a {{foil}} to the oni characters: oni in ''Touhou'' hate liars and are known for their own honesty and brutish strength, while amanojaku are often portrayed as being twisted and dishonest but pretty weak.
* EasilyForgiven: [[AvertedTrope The second notable aversion in the series.]] Unlike the previous antagonist who averted this (Tenshi), Seija had a seemingly noble goal, but in a twist she's only doing it to upset the stability of Gensokyo due to her nature as an amanojaku. This persists even after the incident is resolved, so she pretty much has no friends or allies (not that this bothers her, being who she is).
* HornedHumanoid: As an amanojaku, she has two small white horns. The game manual makes a point that she's different from the ''other'' horned humanoid, the oni, even though in Japanese folklore amanojaku are commonly depicted as a type of oni.
* InterfaceScrew: Depending on her spellcards, she will FLIP or TURN the screen and controls.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0PJu3jKSw "Reverse Ideology"]]. It sounds a lot like a circus theme.
** It's also nearly identical to itself [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEa3JiYselk when played backwards]].
** GratuitousEnglish: The English subtitle of the stage is "Reverse Ideology". Yeah, she literally inverted the ''[[NoFourthWall stage theme]]'' itself.
* ManipulativeBastard: Caused the incident by lying to Shinmyoumaru, saying that the youkai were responsible for the downfall of the ''kobito''.
* MeaningfulName: "Kijin" is written as "oni human". She's the opposite of both; humans by species, since she's a youkai, and oni by character, being dishonest and weak. That said, an amanojaku looks very much like an oni and the kanji for "oni" is used in the Japanese spelling for "amanojaku", too. "Seija" means something like "right and wrong", which also fits with her theme of inversion.
* MulticoloredHair: Her hair is black with white stripes and one red stripe in the front.
* PersonalityPowers: A reversed personality, and the power to reverse.
* PromotedToPlayable: Went from Stage 5 Boss in DDC to playable character in the GaidenGame ''Impossible Spell Card''.
* PowerCopying: Her items in ''Impossible Spell Card'' allow her to mimic a number of existing gimmicks:
** Her MagicalCamera acts like Aya's.
** The umbrella gives her Yukari's WrapAround ability from the fighting games. It even uses the same sound effect!
** The lantern is like a nerfed [[SuperMode trance mode]].
** For a SmartBomb she uses an [[ThrowDownTheBomblet actual bomb]]... or fireworks. Close enough.
** The ying-yang orbs let her teleport into the enemy's face, like Reimu does in the fighters.
* RecurringBoss: Shows up as a midboss and boss of Stage 5, and then as the midboss of Stage 6.
* ScrewySquirrel: If she does something, it's because she enjoys watching the chaos that will inevitably ensues. The clusterfuck is its own rewards, so to speak.
* ShoutOut: The [[Creator/StudioShaft Shaft head tilt]]?
** One of her spellcards refers to the Japanese title of ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Through the Looking-Glass]]''.
** Her Japanese [[BossSubtitles Boss Subtitle]] ''gyakushuu no amanojaku'' can be rendered as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack The Amanojaku's Counterattack]].
** Her final spellcard on Hard and Lunatic is called "Change Air Brave", a play on the title of ''Change Air Blade'', a versus shmup where one player takes the role of the player character and the other takes the role of the boss, with the two players occasionally ''flipping'' sides.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Played one to Shinmyoumaru. Fanon makes her into a {{Troll}} with the gullible Shinmyoumaru as her ButtMonkey.
* {{Troll}}: As mentioned above. This was likely an inevitable fanon portrayal of Seija, considering her compulsatory contrarian nature. Like Yukari and Tei before her, this has earned her a Danbooru pool of her trolling.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Basically the entirety of ''Impossible Spell Card'' is her cheating through all of her opponents attacks, completely ignoring the spellcard rules.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Show of hands; how many expected her to be the main character of the game following ''Double Dealing Character''? ...Mmhm, ok... That's okay everyone, you can lower you hands now, both of you. Now, how many ''wanted'' her to become a playable character? Good golly, that's a lot of hands!
* VillainProtagonist: In ''Impossible Spell Card''. While she isn't doing anything villainous in the game, she's still on the run for the trouble she caused in ''Double Dealing Character''.
* VisionaryVillain: Subverted; though her ambition to turn Gensokyo into a world where the weak have more value seems visionary, it's really just part of her overall desire to turn Gensokyo upside-down in keeping with her contrary nature.
* VisualPun: Her special power and key personality trait is inverting things. She wears flip-flops. Cue groans.
* WeakButSkilled:
** Complains about being weak, and, well, it kind of shows; she never manages to cover much of the screen in bullets. But she's still quite worthy of being a stage 5 boss, as her {{interface screw}}s and reverse patterns are quite enough to make the few bullets she can produce deadly.
** This is reflected in ''Impossible Spell Card''. Being the player character, she gets the short end of the stick, but uses the gimmicks she stole from other characters to her advantage.

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[[folder:Shinmyoumaru Sukuna]]
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::''Descendant of the Inchlings''
::'''Shinmyoumaru Sukuna'''

-->''"I understand that you're weak, and I can see a future where you ally with me. Now, my treasured mallet! Impart the power of dreams to all the speechless tools!"''

Princess of the ''[[LittlePeople inchlings]]'', and a descendant of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issun-boshi Issun-boshi]]. She was manipulated by Seija into causing the events of ''Double Dealing Character'', by using her Miracle Mallet (which, as a inchling, only she can use) to create a world where the weak could overthrow the strong.

!!!Tropes associated with Shinmyoumaru:
* AncestralWeapon [=/=] PublicDomainArtifact: The Uchide-no-Kozuchi, generally translated as the Lucky[=/=]Miracle Mallet.
** ArtifactOfDoom: It can fulfill any wish as long as it's made by a inchling, but usually with dire consequences. Although, it is more accurately...
** JackassGenie: The Miracle Mallet was created by the oni. Even the nicest oni are kinda twisted (see: [[TheAlcoholic Suika]]); thus the Miracle Mallet grant wishes in ways that will only ever result in the ruination of its wisher and/or benefit the Oni. The HatePlague that occured was likely a result of its nature.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Her Mallet can turn semi-random objects into tsukumogami. Normally they'll revert once the power is returned to the mallet, though Raiko and the Tsukumo sisters escape this by finding alternate sources of power in the meantime.
** EvilWeapon: Its effect on Reimu's purification rod, Marisa's Mini-Hakkero and Sakuya's knives.
* ChewToy: In fanon she is Seija's, because of her gullible attitude.
* CoolBoat: In the original legend, Issun-boshi used a soup bowl as a boat. Shinmyoumaru references this by riding in giant bowls during the battle with her.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DopplegangerSpin: Her final spellcard does this, ultimately creating seven copies of herself. See ShoutOut.
* DropTheHammer: Her AncestralWeapon. Though it's more a magic tool than Melee weapon.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Downplayed. She ''is'' a princess, but this is only mentioned in the title of her boss theme and a single line of Seija's dialogue.
** In the original legend, Issun-boshi married a princess in the end. Since Shinmyoumaru is a descendant of him, that makes her a princess as well.
** BadassPrincess: She's still strong enough to be a FinalBoss, and she even wields a sword (which is actually a needle due to her normally [[{{Lilliputians}} small size]], but still). Unfortunately for her, [[spoiler:she's only a BadassPrincess when wielding the Miracle Mallet. In one of Reimu's endings, Shinmyoumaru is stuck in her tiny, powerless inchling form because the Mallet was out of juice after the events of the game. Reimu even has to put Shinmyoumaru in a ''bug cage'' to prevent her from being eaten by birds. ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' shows that she's still living in the cage, having converted it into a house for herself.]]
* FamousAncestor: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issun-boshi Issun-boshi]].
* FinalBoss
* GenderBlenderName: In Japan, names ending with the suffix "-maru" are usually boy's names.
* GenkiGirl
* HatePlague: The energies released by the Mallet in ''Double Dealing Character'' turn normally peaceful youkai aggressive. Even the player characters become unusually bloodthirsty [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity while using their corrupted weapons]].
* HeightAngst: She is quite conscious about her original tiny height, so she uses the power of the Mallet to grow bigger. [[spoiler:After the Mallet's power runs out, she goes to her original inchling size. ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' shows that she'll wait patiently for the Mallet to recharge and then wish to get bigger again.]]
* HimeCut: A very short one.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Bordering on TooDumbToLive; she trusted an amanojaku that she ''knew'' to be an amanojaku. Amanojaku are pathological liars.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The sewing needle she's holding is intended to be a sword, again referencing the Issun-boshi legend. She has a spellcard named after it.
* InterfaceScrew: Not as bad as Seija's, but her survival spellcard significantly magnifies the player character's hitbox size, which can only mean trouble in a danmaku game.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi-DqfHJS5A "Inchling of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess"]]
** EpicRocking: Since her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kOWuBC8rYU stage theme]] leads into her boss theme and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsdkKJsUqGA ending theme]] is also based on her main theme, this has a combined total of over five minutes, and the main theme loops in around four minutes. Even by itself, this is one of longest songs in the series, along with the likes of Cosmic Mind and Fate of Sixty Years, the leitmotifs of Byakuren and Eiki, respectively. It goes without saying that '''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome this is an awesome song.]]'''
* LittlePeople [=/=] {{Lilliputians}}: In the original Japanese her race is ''kobito'', which is read as "little person". The word itself is generally translated as "dwarf" or "inchling", which [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame can lead to some confusion]]. (Think Literature/TomThumb instead of bearded people). Shinmyoumaru herself is normally only a few inches high, but she used the Miracle Mallet to make herself around the size of a young human girl.
* MeaningfulName: Her surname references [[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/572305/Sukunahikona Sukuna-Hikona]]. Her given name roughly means "mysterious boy with a needle" (she wields a needle as a sword, and even though [[NonIndicativeName she's a girl]] she is based on the legend of the "one-inch boy").
* NiceHat: Niceness is questionable; she's wearing a bowl, referencing the legend she's based on.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: As per her inspiration and ancestor. She's strong enough to be the FinalBoss of her game... and she might just be the shortest character in the entire series, even in her "large" form (which is about the size of a human child).
* PrincessesPreferPink: She's technically a princess, and she wears a pink kimono.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Since Shinmyoumaru used the Miracle Mallet to make herself bigger, fanartists wasted no time in depicting her using that same power on other things, like [[BreastExpansion other characters' breasts]].
* ShoutOut: Her second-to-last spellcard on Normal is called "Shingeki no Kobito" (進撃の小人), [[note]]or, if you insist: ''Shingeki no Kojin''[[/note]] which will sound familiar to anyone keeping up with [[Manga/AttackOnTitan a certain anime about titanic humanoids]]. The attack itself, which consists of moving through concentric circular walls of bullets, should also look familiar. It's also an IncrediblyLamePun: Kobito ("little person") and Kyojin ("large person") are opposites. Unsurprisingly, the English-speaking fanbase has dubbed the card "[[{{Woolseyism}} Attack on Dwarf]]".
** Her final spellcard in Easy and Normal difficulties is named after "Literature/HopOMyThumb" and his [[SprintShoes seven league boots]]. On harder difficulties, the card changes it's name to "The Seven Issun-Boshi", which probably refers to [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs a certain fairytale with seven short people]].
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Her default size is about the size of a large mouse or so, but she uses the power of the mallet to grow to a much larger "just kind of short" form. [[spoiler:She temporarily loses this power after the events of ''Double Dealing Character'' although it's unclear how long it will take the mallet to recharge.]]
* ShrinkRay: The Miracle Mallet lets her make things grow, like her danmaku bullets or the player character - which is ''really bad'' in a game about dodging bullets. She also used it on herself, since she's normally only a few inches high.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom / UnwittingPawn: Because she's the only one able to use the Miracle Mallet, [[ManipulativeBastard Seija]] manipulated her into taking revenge against Gensokyo's youkai for a slight that never happened.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wanted to save the weak from their oppression by the strong, though Seija manipulated her into attempting to do so.
* WildcardExcuse: One 4koma included with ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' has her passing off any strange occurrences around the shrine with [[GreenRocks "It's an effect of the Mallet"]]. Fair enough when random objects are coming to life. Less believable when Reimu's food has tiny bite marks in it and Shinmyoumaru's mouth is suddenly stuffed.

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[[folder:Raiko Horikawa]]
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::''Phantasmal Percussionist''
::'''Raiko Horikawa'''

-->''"Hear me, all you used ones from the outside world! Let your once-in-a-lifetime beat resound!"''

A tsukumogami created from a Japanese taiko drum. When the youkai uprising incident occurred, she realized the true nature of the power affecting her and found a new source of power instead. Before the Extra Stage took place, she taught the Tsukumo Sisters.

!!!Tropes associated with Raiko:
* AnimateInanimateObject: Yet another tsukumogami.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: According to some parts of the fandom, though her official art clearly has breasts and she wears a skirt.
* {{Badass}}: Goes without saying for an EX-boss. Tsukumogami are generally considered WeakButSkilled in Gensokyo. Raiko, however, is a tsukumogami ''[[ShockAndAwe with the power of]] [[JapaneseMythology Raijin]]''.
** Every extra boss has a {{Leitmotif}} that is simultaneously powerful and representative of their personality. Rika's is serious, Mugetsu's is powerful and intimidating, Gengetsu's is frightening, Alice's is dignified, Flandre's is creepy and psychotic, Ran's and Yukari's are grandiose but haphazard, Mokou's is melancholy, Suwako's is playful, Koishi's is unsettling, Nue's is mysterious and familiar at the same time and Mamizou's is catchy and a little bit silly. In sharp contrast to all the above, Raiko's own {{Leitmotif}} oozes pure epicness and majesty.
** BadassInANiceSuit
* BilingualBonus StealthPun: Since Japanese drums are not differentiated with English drums,[[note]]In places like NicoNicoDouga, they are sometimes called "doramu", the katakana of the English word "drum".[[/note]] they are collectively called "taiko".
* BodySurf: She essentially left her old drum and entered a new one with the power of the outside world's magic.
* BonusBoss
* DumbAndDrummer: Inverted, since she's explicitly the smartest of the instrument youkai and the only one to figure out how they could continue to exist without the power of the Mallet. Of course, she's not really a ''drummer'' despite carrying drumsticks.
* FourIsDeath: Most of her spellcards begin it's number followed by the word "Drum" (First Drum, Second Drum, etc). Her fourth spellcard begins with "Death Drum".
* InstrumentOfMurder: Drums that explode into bullets, to be precise.
* InterfaceScrew: Her [[FourIsDeath fourth spellcard]] shakes the screen while it's filled with bullets.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugHTBbdbFWA "Primordial Beat ~ Pristine Beat"]]. No points for guessing which instrument is heavily used in it. Also consistently considered to be one of the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome best themes ZUN has done so far]].
** ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: After all the wacky experimental songs that have happened in this game, her's is actually a return to the basic ZUN instruments: trumpets, piano, and drums.
* MeaningfulName: Raiko literally means "thunder drum". Horikawa seems to come from [[http://theater.nytimes.com/2007/11/01/theater/reviews/01drum.html?_r=0 "Drum the Waves of Horikawa"]].
* TheMentor: Helped out the Tsukumo sisters.
* MusicalAssassin: Also has musical note danmaku, and her last two spellcards synchronize to the background music. %%For the record, the trope does not just refer to assassins.
* JapaneseMythology: Her appearance and some of her powers are based off the thunder god [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raijin Raijin]].
* ThePowerOfRock: She claims in her dialogue that her new power comes from the drummers of the outside world. It's implied that her power actually comes from {{Rhythm Game}}s.
* ShockAndAwe: Some of her spellcards shoot electricity.
** One of her electricity-shooting spellcards is named after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den-den_daiko den-den daiko]], a Japanese pellet drum. While den-den is Japanese onomatopoeia for drumming, den by itself can also mean "electricity". (In JapaneseMythology, Raijin the god of thunder also wears a taiko drum for this reason.)
* ShoutOut: Her dialogue in Marisa A references ''VideoGame/TaikoDrumMaster''. However, the fandom takes this [[UpToEleven to a completely different level]].
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: She is capable of making anything follow a rhythm, which sounds silly...
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: ...until she throws lightning at you.

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8th Nov '14 5:40:20 PM Oecchi
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* EasilyForgiven: [[AvertedTrope The second notable aversion in the series.]] Unlike the previous one (Tenshi), Seija had an understandable reason for doing what she did, but in a sad twist she's forced to be as much of a {{Jerkass}} about it as possible due to her nature as an amanojaku. This persists even after the incident is resolved, so she pretty much has no friends in Gensokyo (not that this really bothers her).

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* EasilyForgiven: [[AvertedTrope The second notable aversion in the series.]] Unlike the previous one antagonist who averted this (Tenshi), Seija had an understandable reason for doing what she did, a seemingly noble goal, but in a sad twist she's forced only doing it to be as much upset the stability of a {{Jerkass}} about it as possible Gensokyo due to her nature as an amanojaku. This persists even after the incident is resolved, so she pretty much has no friends in Gensokyo or allies (not that this really bothers her).her, being who she is).
2nd Nov '14 6:50:55 AM Prime32
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ZUN took another break from releasing ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' games in 2012 while he worked on his second UniverseCompendium, ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism''. He also got married. Meanwhile, the ExpandedUniverse received more additions with the release of the manga ''Wild and Horned Hermit'' and ''Forbidden Scrollery''.

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ZUN took another break from releasing ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' games in 2012 while he worked on his second UniverseCompendium, ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism''. He also got married. Meanwhile, the ExpandedUniverse received more additions with the release of the manga ''Wild ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' and Horned Hermit'' and ''Forbidden Scrollery''.''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery''.



** BadassPrincess: She's still strong enough to be a FinalBoss, and she even wields a sword (which is actually a needle due to her normally [[{{Lilliputians}} small size]], but still). Unfortunately for her, [[spoiler:she's only a BadassPrincess when wielding the Miracle Mallet. In one of Reimu's endings, Shinmyoumaru is stuck in her tiny, powerless inchling form because the Mallet was out of juice after the events of the game. Reimu even has to put Shinmyoumaru in a ''bug cage'' to prevent her from being eaten by birds. ''Forbidden Scrollery'' shows that she's still living in the cage, having converted it into a house for herself.]]

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** BadassPrincess: She's still strong enough to be a FinalBoss, and she even wields a sword (which is actually a needle due to her normally [[{{Lilliputians}} small size]], but still). Unfortunately for her, [[spoiler:she's only a BadassPrincess when wielding the Miracle Mallet. In one of Reimu's endings, Shinmyoumaru is stuck in her tiny, powerless inchling form because the Mallet was out of juice after the events of the game. Reimu even has to put Shinmyoumaru in a ''bug cage'' to prevent her from being eaten by birds. ''Forbidden Scrollery'' ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' shows that she's still living in the cage, having converted it into a house for herself.]]



* HeightAngst: She is quite conscious about her original tiny height, so she uses the power of the Mallet to grow bigger. [[spoiler:After the Mallet's power runs out, she goes to her original inchling size. ''Forbidden Scrollery'' shows that she'll wait patiently for the Mallet to recharge and she'll wish to get bigger again.]]

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* HeightAngst: She is quite conscious about her original tiny height, so she uses the power of the Mallet to grow bigger. [[spoiler:After the Mallet's power runs out, she goes to her original inchling size. ''Forbidden Scrollery'' ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' shows that she'll wait patiently for the Mallet to recharge and she'll then wish to get bigger again.]]



* WildcardExcuse: One 4koma included with ''Forbidden Scrollery'' has her passing off any strange occurrences around the shrine with [[GreenRocks "It's an effect of the Mallet"]]. Fair enough when random objects are coming to life. Less believable when Reimu's food has tiny bite marks in it and Shinmyoumaru's mouth is suddenly stuffed.

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* WildcardExcuse: One 4koma included with ''Forbidden Scrollery'' ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' has her passing off any strange occurrences around the shrine with [[GreenRocks "It's an effect of the Mallet"]]. Fair enough when random objects are coming to life. Less believable when Reimu's food has tiny bite marks in it and Shinmyoumaru's mouth is suddenly stuffed.
22nd Oct '14 3:11:49 PM Oecchi
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* EasilyForgiven: [[AvertedTrope The second notable aversion in the series.]] Unlike the previous one (Tenshi), Seija had an understandable reason for doing what she did, but in a sad twist she's forced to be as much of an {{Jerkass}} about it as possible due to her nature as an amanojaku. This persists even after the incident is resolved, so she pretty much has no friends in Gensokyo.

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* EasilyForgiven: [[AvertedTrope The second notable aversion in the series.]] Unlike the previous one (Tenshi), Seija had an understandable reason for doing what she did, but in a sad twist she's forced to be as much of an a {{Jerkass}} about it as possible due to her nature as an amanojaku. This persists even after the incident is resolved, so she pretty much has no friends in Gensokyo.Gensokyo (not that this really bothers her).
21st Oct '14 3:54:43 AM SLthePyro
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* {{Badass}}: After the events of ''Double Dealing Character'', everyone, from fairies and first-stage boss small-fries to hermits, shrine maidens, ghosts, {{Physical God}}s and RealityWarping BonusStage bosses, have been after Seija's hide, and they've all been willing to ''break the Spell Card rules'' to catch her. By the time the last day of ''Impossible Spell Card'' has reached its end, Seija has managed to prove that no-one breaks rules like she does, and has cast some serious doubts on whether she's really part of the "weak and opressed" demographic in the process.

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* {{Badass}}: After the events of ''Double Dealing Character'', everyone, from fairies and first-stage boss small-fries to hermits, shrine maidens, ghosts, {{Physical God}}s and RealityWarping BonusStage bosses, have been after Seija's hide, and they've all been willing to ''break the Spell Card rules'' to catch her. By the time the last day of ''Impossible Spell Card'' has reached its end, Seija has managed to prove that no-one breaks rules like she does, and has cast some serious doubts on whether she's really part of the "weak and opressed" oppressed" demographic in the process.



* CombatPragmatist: Seija will break every rule in the book to win and stuff like "good sportsmanship" doesn't really exist for her.

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* CombatPragmatist: Seija will break every rule in the book to win win, and stuff like "good sportsmanship" doesn't really exist for her.


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* EasilyForgiven: [[AvertedTrope The second notable aversion in the series.]] Unlike the previous one (Tenshi), Seija had an understandable reason for doing what she did, but in a sad twist she's forced to be as much of an {{Jerkass}} about it as possible due to her nature as an amanojaku. This persists even after the incident is resolved, so she pretty much has no friends in Gensokyo.
13th Oct '14 4:42:17 PM Oecchi
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* {{Foil}}: By her very nature she is/can easily be this to absolutely anyone. In an amusing way, she is even this to the {{Shipping}} happy ''Touhou'' fandom community: Her nature makes it very difficult to set her up with anyone without breaking character. Her being an amanojaku could also make her a {{foil}} to the oni characters: oni in ''Touhou'' hate liars and are known for their own honesty and brutish strength, while amanojaku are often portrayed as being twisted and dishonest but pretty weak.

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* {{Foil}}: By her very nature she is/can can easily be this to absolutely anyone. pretty much any other character in the series. In an amusing way, she is even this to the {{Shipping}} happy ''Touhou'' fandom community: Her community; her nature makes it very difficult to set her up with anyone without breaking character. Her being an amanojaku could also make her a {{foil}} to the oni characters: oni in ''Touhou'' hate liars and are known for their own honesty and brutish strength, while amanojaku are often portrayed as being twisted and dishonest but pretty weak.
25th Aug '14 2:48:20 PM IamTheCaligula
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* {{Foil}}: By her very nature she is/can easily be this to absolutely anyone. In an amusing way, she is even this to the {{Shipping}} happy ''Touhou'' fandom community: Her nature makes it very difficult to set her up with anyone without breaking character. Her being an amanojaku could also make her a {{foil}} to the oni characters: oni in ''Touhou'' hate liars and are known for their own honesty, while amanojaku are often portrayed as being twisted and dishonest.

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* {{Foil}}: By her very nature she is/can easily be this to absolutely anyone. In an amusing way, she is even this to the {{Shipping}} happy ''Touhou'' fandom community: Her nature makes it very difficult to set her up with anyone without breaking character. Her being an amanojaku could also make her a {{foil}} to the oni characters: oni in ''Touhou'' hate liars and are known for their own honesty, honesty and brutish strength, while amanojaku are often portrayed as being twisted and dishonest.dishonest but pretty weak.



* MeaningfulName: "Kijin" is written as "oni human". [[NonIndicativeName She's neither]], but the kanji for "oni" is used in the Japanese spelling for "amanojaku". "Seija" means something like "right and wrong", fitting with her theme of inversion.

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* MeaningfulName: "Kijin" is written as "oni human". [[NonIndicativeName She's neither]], but the opposite of both; humans by species, since she's a youkai, and oni by character, being dishonest and weak. That said, an amanojaku looks very much like an oni and the kanji for "oni" is used in the Japanese spelling for "amanojaku". "amanojaku", too. "Seija" means something like "right and wrong", fitting which also fits with her theme of inversion.
19th Jul '14 1:50:05 AM LordGro
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** Her final spellcard in Easy and Normal difficulties is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hop-o%27-My-Thumb Hop-o'-My-Thumb]] and his [[SprintShoes seven league boots]]. On harder difficulties, the card changes it's name to "The Seven Issun-Boshi", which probably refers to [[SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs a certain fairytale with seven short people]].

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** Her final spellcard in Easy and Normal difficulties is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hop-o%27-My-Thumb Hop-o'-My-Thumb]] "Literature/HopOMyThumb" and his [[SprintShoes seven league boots]]. On harder difficulties, the card changes it's name to "The Seven Issun-Boshi", which probably refers to [[SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs a certain fairytale with seven short people]].
14th Jul '14 8:14:12 AM Quanyails
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* VillainProtagonist: In ''Impossible Spell Card''. While she isn't doing anything villainous in the game, she's still on the run for the trouble she caused in ''Double Dealing Character''

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* VillainProtagonist: In ''Impossible Spell Card''. While she isn't doing anything villainous in the game, she's still on the run for the trouble she caused in ''Double Dealing Character''Character''.



** This is reflected in ''Immpossible Spell Card''. Being the player character, she gets the short end of the stick, but uses the gimmicks she stole from other characters to her advantage.

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** This is reflected in ''Immpossible ''Impossible Spell Card''. Being the player character, she gets the short end of the stick, but uses the gimmicks she stole from other characters to her advantage.
12th Jul '14 7:16:59 PM Oecchi
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* {{Foil}}: By her very nature she is/can easily be this to absolutely anyone. In an amusing way, she is even this to the {{Shipping}} happy ''Touhou'' fandom community: Her nature makes it very difficult to set her up with anyone without breaking character.
* HornedHumanoid: As an amanojaku, she has two small white horns. The game manual makes a point that she's different from the ''other'' horned humanoid, the oni, even though in Japanese folklore amanojaku are commonly depicted as a type of oni. Her race could also be considered as something of a {{foil}} to them: oni in ''Touhou'' hate liars and are known for their own honesty, while amanojaku are often portrayed as being twisted and dishonest.

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* {{Foil}}: By her very nature she is/can easily be this to absolutely anyone. In an amusing way, she is even this to the {{Shipping}} happy ''Touhou'' fandom community: Her nature makes it very difficult to set her up with anyone without breaking character.
character. Her being an amanojaku could also make her a {{foil}} to the oni characters: oni in ''Touhou'' hate liars and are known for their own honesty, while amanojaku are often portrayed as being twisted and dishonest.
* HornedHumanoid: As an amanojaku, she has two small white horns. The game manual makes a point that she's different from the ''other'' horned humanoid, the oni, even though in Japanese folklore amanojaku are commonly depicted as a type of oni. Her race could also be considered as something of a {{foil}} to them: oni in ''Touhou'' hate liars and are known for their own honesty, while amanojaku are often portrayed as being twisted and dishonest.
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