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For a simple [[BulletHell danmaku]] game, ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' [[MemeticMutation has spawned more memes]] [[FountainOfMemes than any others of its kind]]. Sometimes, [[AscendedFanon the memes even become canon]]. Plus, these memes are ''breeding''.

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* The meme. [=[[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme.[[/labelnote]]=] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Like this.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAbhJk4YJns Marisa Stole The Precious Thing.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]{{IOSYS}}'s remix of Alice's leitmotif, and possibly the best-known ''Touhou'' meme. "Precious things" has since been adopted as the official euphemism for anything that Marisa steals, from books to Special Moves to virginity. The phrase first appeared in a doujinshi, where it caused a PoorCommunicationKills moment between Patchouli and Alice.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrMsA1JIItY Alice Forgot the Precious Lyrics!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc8GNaED3Ok Overdrive!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Also by {{IOSYS}}. It helped contribute to Reisen's FanNickname (see below) and also contains "Yagokoro", a bizarre depiction of Eirin based off of a bad ASCII drawing. English speakers tend to call this song "Overdrive", even though it's ''really'' called [[LongTitle "It Stops at the Affected Area and Dissolves Immediately ~ Lunatic Udongein"]].[[/labelnote]]
** [[EasyModeMockery Eehh, really!? EASY MODO??? How lame! It's unforgivable to play EASY MODO unless you're an elementary school kid, right? Kyahahahaha!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yer73i66uv0 You cannot comprehend the true nature of Reisen's Lunatic Eyes!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A remix of the remix by {{IOSYS}}, [[{{MindScrew}} it is even more incomprehensible and horrifying.]] The phrase itself refers to [[EldritchAbomination Giygas]] from ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}''.[[/labelnote]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_X0t3Zscw McRoll]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A bizarre remix of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "U.N. Owen Was Her?"]] starring Ronald [=McDonald=], yet somehow [[CoveredUp more memetically popular.]][[/labelnote]]
** It should be noted that calling Flandre's theme the McRoll generally aggravates any nearby fans.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F7GNQAO4T4 "Death Waltz" by John Stump]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Actually a remix by COOL&CREATE, but it's MIDI [[EpilepticTrees somehow]] made it across the seas, into the hands of a Westerner, and then decided to call it "the impossible song". Synthesia, the virtual piano program that relies on MIDI to play songs and what is shown here, was just starting to become famous when the song was posted, but random videos of impossible piano pieces ([[SarcasmMode affectionally called "tutorials"]]) were populating all across {{Youtube}} even a year or two before this. John Stump is an equally (in)famous person known to create impossible songs similar in style to the one show here, [[DesignStudentsOrgasm some even called "sheet music art"]], but this song was incorrectly labeled by fans of his works as one of his compositions. Note that John Stump has ''absolutely no connection to Touhou at all''.[[/labelnote]]
** Versions exist for several other ''Touhou'' themes as well. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7GObEWKTwA Here is one of "Deaf To All But The Song"]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqAaJHP3GQE MAY FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEST]]
* [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Yukkuri_shiteitte_ne! "Yukkuri shiteitte ne!"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]"Take it easy!" (literally "do it slowly"), this is the CatchPhrase of the Yukkuris, disembodied heads in the likeness of ''Touhou'' characters, the original image pictured above (though some types of Yukkuri get different catch phrases, such as Chen's "I get it!" and Remilia's "Uu! Uu!). Probably the largest ''Touhou'' meme of all, with gargantuan amounts of fanon even by the impressive standards of ''Touhou''.[[/labelnote]]
** The meme is so popular it has [[http://yukkuri.wikia.com/wiki/Yukkuri_Wiki its own Wiki]] and [[http://shii.org/yukkuri/ a series of comics.]] It's also one of the most divisive memes - many fans absolutely ''hate'' yukkuris.
** A word to the wise: yukkuri "fandom" often has ''very'' nasty things in it. The aforementioned hatred of yukkuris turns into entire manga series dedicated to making the poor things' lives as miserable as possible, often to the point of humans [[ForTheEvulz torturing them for giggles]]. ''Serious'' BileFascination or a tolerance for {{Gorn}} is highly recommended, even necessary, before looking too closely into yukkuri.
** There's the fact that Yukkuris recieved some rather unpleasant traits from fans, though there are some renditions that are cute and likable.
** "Yukkuris are now canon!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]After Sekibanki, who can detach her head, got introduced, people immediately declared yukkuris an AscendedMeme.[[/labelnote]]
* Yukarin is 17~ [[labelnote:Explanation]]This was a result of Creator/KikukoInoue incorporating her CatchPhrase into the OnTheNext preview of ''Anime/MusouKakyouASummerDaysDream'', creating WildMassGuessing that she would be playing Yukari. We may learn later in 2011 when the new episode will be released.[[/labelnote]]
** It should be noted that there were jokes about Yukari hiding her true age before this, but the above meme standardized them.
** "BBA" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Short for "Babaa", which is "Grandma", this is Yukari's FanNickname. It seems Kanako has inherited the nickname from her and tends to be used against any older-looking touhou character.[[/labelnote]]
*** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1053 Old Maids Alliance]] Warning, NSFW. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A fanmade CastHerd of Yukari, Yuyuko, Eirin, Kanako, and Byakuren, as the oldest-looking of all Touhou characters.[[/labelnote]]
** This is preposterous, of course. Yukari's age is actually [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/597004 ]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another attempt by Yukari to obfuscate her age, hiding it in one of her gaps.[[/labelnote]]
* [[TheDitz Cirno]] is known as ⑨ (pronounced Nineball) after [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:PoFV_Layout.jpg this]] image in the manual for ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', indicating Cirno as ⑨: Baka.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY_e-WoVIqU The infamous Icicle Fall -Easy-]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]One of Cirno's spellcards in ''The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', possessing a big honking blind spot directly in front of her.[[/labelnote]]
*** What many fans overlook is this though: On normal or higher, Icicle Fall doesn't have that blind spot (trying to abuse it in this case results in getting point-blanked by the bullets that she fires straight ahead).
*** There are a few videos demonstrating similar (if less reliable or ''blaringly obvious'') blindspots in other spellcards. No matter who is being mocked, these videos are always titled "Ice Sign: "Icicle Fall" -Easy-" and use Cirno's theme. Some targets include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIxunIilWx4 Kaguya]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krh1vfvMgyc Mokou]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMClCFg2byg Mystia]].
*** It's even spread [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZNkaQClwek beyond]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqM0v7A2e4 Touhou]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The first linked video is showing an Icicle Fall moment of is ''[[EpicBattleFantasy Bullet Heaven]]'' The second game is {{VideoGame/Gradius}} III.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wFDWP5JwSM Cirno's Perfect Math Class]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]An arrange of Cirno's theme in which Cirno teaches mathematics (poorly).[[/labelnote]]
*** Ne youkaiyskiy, I ne lunariskiy, A ya rossiyskiy novyy pirat. I ne fairy'skiy, I ne oniskiy, A ya rossiyskiy novyy pirat.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Someone posted a video of a Russian porn star and minor internet celebrity filking a techno version of the PiratesOfTheCaribbean theme while (NSFW) [[spoiler:swinging his penis to the music]], claiming it was Cirno's Perfect Math Class. It gained enough views and enough confused and/or disgusted Touhou fans to become a minor joke for a while.[[/labelnote]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FazuN1EgAs4 There are no buses in Gensoukyou.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]One of Cirno's failed attempts at teaching math in the video.[[/labelnote]]
*** Probably not officially a meme, but there is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ9L3TNaAAk series]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSYnriaPdMk of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX6jmmEWsZ8 videos]] with two guys getting an increasingly large group of people to dance with them to Cirno's Perfect Math Class.
** [[SmallNameBigEgo "I'm the strongest!"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by Cirno in her route in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'', it has been adopted as her CatchPhrase and a summary of her woefully inaccurate assessment of her strength. While she is definitely the strongest ''fairy'', [[OvershadowedByAwesome that isn't saying all that much]].[[/labelnote]]
*** "I'm a genius!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]In retaliation to those calling Cirno stupid, fans have decided that Cirno is, in fact, a genius. Whether it is used mockingly or genuinely depends on the work, though again, she genuinely is surprisingly intelligent for a fairy.[[/labelnote]]
** September the 9th, 2009 (the 9th of the 9th of 200'''9''') was celebrated as [[http://www.pixiv.net/search.php?s_mode=s_tag_full&word=%E2%91%A8%E6%9C%88%E2%91%A8%E6%97%A5 Cirno Day]] by her fans, also known as the strongest day ever.
** Atai Cirno. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Cirno's use of "atai", a contracted form of the JapanesePronoun "atashi". Simply put, "atai" is the childish form of "atashi", which makes Cirno seem more childish than she really is. In English translations, this is occasionally rendered as "eye", as in "Eye'm the strongest!" (as a type of FunetikAksent to indicate she's a baka), but is well on its way to being a DiscreditedMeme.[[/labelnote]]
*** There have been jokes about other characters that use Atai, but Cirno's the most (in)famous.
** "I'll cryo-freeze you together with some English beef!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]One of Cirno's many, many failed attempts at a BadassBoast, this one the most popular due to being the first.[[/labelnote]]
** Team ⑨ [[labelnote:Explanation]]An entirely fan-made CastHerd, led by Cirno (hence the name) and consisting of herself, Mystia, Wriggle, and Rumia, with occasionally also Daiyousei and Chen. They are depicted as basically a group of children, impetuous but determined, playing with each other and pranking everyone else.[[/labelnote]]
** [[HulkSpeak "CIRNO SMASH PUNY [X] WITH GLACIER-MALLET."]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]From ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'', denotes Cirno [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin smashing someone with a glacier-mallet]]. The phrase itself comes from the [[http://hisouten.koumakan.jp/wiki/Cirno Scarlet Weather Rhapsody wiki]], referencing 12.3 where Cirno has such a move.[[/labelnote]]
** [[https://sites.google.com/site/mmdcuphp/home/9thmmdcuptop MMD Cup 9]] included "⑨" as one of the themes for the competition, prompting a larger number of Touhou [[MikuMikuDance MMD]] videos that usual (with and without Cirno).
** And then Cirno got a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns_fXX565yI rival]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5enNNhG8tE However...]]
*** And then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCjAyEITzXQ a proper one]], since the safespot is literally ''right in front of the boss''.
* Utsuho has been dubbed ⑥ (pronounced Sixball) after the revelation in ''Hisoutensoku'' that she is even ''dumber than Cirno''. (Apparently all of her brainpower is [[BunnyEarsLawyer devoted to nuclear physics]], [[IdiotSavant with no room for irrelevant crap like COMMON SENSE]].)
** ☢ CAUTION ☢ CAUTION ☢. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Utsuho's warning screen and sirens that accompany each of her spellcards in ''Subterranean Animism''. Included in many drawings depicting Utsuho and musical arranges of her theme.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOKfaD7cSdE Okuu's Nuclear Fusion Dojo]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Utsuho runs an exercise program.[[/labelnote]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJNOK0PVbT0 Okuu's Nuclear Fusion Dojo]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A troll sub of the above that has managed to become a meme of its own.[[/labelnote]]
**** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJzNwT4DKQo Okuu's Nuclear Schoolbag Dojo]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A crossbreeding with a NicoNicoDouga meme revolving around a [[http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a11_1275490941 schoolbag commercial]].[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67naYnEl01A ? MISSION!! ? MISSION!! ?]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Crossbreeding with a meme revolving around a 59-year-old man (called "Kami-59") banging a drum. The result is simply bizarre.[[/labelnote]]
** [[FanNickname Okuu]]'s third leg is something of a meme, constantly being depicted as an ArmCannon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTpJJAraG8#t=3m23s that would]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMeDKLc1KRc#t=1m55s make Samus]] [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2318 jealous.]] [[AscendedMeme Became official]] with ''Hisoutensoku''.
*** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5caqiBWI5g&feature=player_detailpage#t=25s SHE HAS LIKE A PENIS!]]'''
* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Undead Zombie Miko Reimu]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu's ''Mountain of Faith'' portrait depicts her with incredibly pale skin, leading to the "explanation" that she is actually a zombie.[[/labelnote]]
** I am NOT an undead zombie, so SHUT THE HELL UP already!
*** But Reimu is an undead zombie, so YEAH!
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/6046 ZUN ART]] [[SarcasmMode IS BEST ART]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Even his most die-hard fans admit that ZUN can't really draw, and jokes about it are endless. However, many fans have noticed that his art in the games as of late [[ArtEvolution are getting]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome really good]] (DDC, for example, has very beautiful character art), so this meme may eventually refer to the first few games.[[/labelnote]]
* Cho-Marisa and [=MANnosuke=]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]TestosteronePoisoning versions of Marisa and Rinnosuke respectively. [=MANnosuke=] is practically the FanNickname for Rinnosuke in the English fandom, for [[TheOneGuy obvious reasons]].[[/labelnote]]
** WHO NEEDS '''[[FanService FAN]]'''[[FanService SERVICE]] WHEN YOU CAN HAVE '''{{MAN|LINESS}}'''[[FanDisservice SERVICE]]!
*** Suck my... duck? [[labelnote:Explanation]]The above used to be the source of the page image for FanDisservice. It had to be seen to be believed.[[/labelnote]]
* [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure ZA WARUDO!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Sakuya has [[TimeStandsStill timehax abilities]], [[KnifeNut uses knives]], and while she isn't a vampire herself, she is ''very'' closely associated with two. The comparisons with Dio Brando were inevitable, and helped along by ZUN's many other ''Jojo's'' references.[[/labelnote]]
** Exemplified by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLiyglcRcCA this]] video.
** Naturally, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggZoEmLfyRk Sakuya Brando]] has been made in ''{{MUGEN}}''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djeM-0EHv9I&list=PL0q01HRqxZNvBYrcMm4to_lCwInRiSmVl&index=3&feature=plpp_video Night Of Nights]], an absurdly fast arrange of Flowering Night.
* Due to the ArtShift between ''The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' and ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', some fans have [[EpilepticTrees theorized]] that Sakuya pads her bra.
** [[HilariousInHindsight iPad]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Fans were making parodies of the famous [=iPod=] advertisements with Sakuya, replacing [=iPod=] with [=iPad=], for ''years'' before anyone even knew the [=iPad=] existed.[[/labelnote]]
** You can't say that Sakuya has pads! Otherwi'''''-knifed-''''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]Used in a similar fashion to the JustForFun/CandleJack meme, Sakuya not liking people making that insinua[[/labelnote]]
** [[BoobsOfSteel Meiling]]: Mine are real! Mine are--'''''[[KilledMidSentence -knifed-]]''''' [[labelnote:Explanation]] An increasingly common variation is for [[ButtMonkey Meiling]] to brag about her own (large) breasts, with predictable results.[[/labelnote]]
** It should be noted that this meme is considered to be worn out in a great deal of Touhou fandom sites, though it continues to be popular among newbies and casual players.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFHUXy-_iMw Sakuya playing the original]] ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1''; adhering to this meme, the results should be predictable.
* [[MemeticMolester I GOT CAVED BY]] [[ThatOneBoss EX-KEINE!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]"Caved" refers to "horu", which can be interpreted as "violated anally" in Japanese. To say "I GOT CAVED BY EX-KEINE!" is roughly equal to saying "I GOT ASS-RAPED BY EX-KEINE!". (specifically, with her ''horns''.)[[/labelnote]]
** The [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post?tags=sukusuku_hakutaku sukusuku hakutaku]], a [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/535954 disgustingly cute]] version of Keine's hakutaku form. Some artists have proceeded to make versions based on other characters.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/good-girl.png Sanae is a good girl]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]From a Happy Flame Time doujin, ''Cold Wind but Warm Winter'', in which [[CantHoldHisLiquor she gets drunk]] and demands that Kanako call her a good girl and pat her head. Used for basically any situation, genuinely when she's doing something good and ironically when she's doing something bad.[[/labelnote]]
** Sanae [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/629 the sadist.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Due to a few lines from the ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' demo after Sanae's defeat of [[TheWoobie Kogasa]], fans came to the conclusion that Sanae is developing a sadistic streak.[[/labelnote]]
*** At the end of Sanae B's extra, Sanae invites Nue to the Moriya Shrine. This has somehow evolved into [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/538476 this instead...]]
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/441438 "You can't let yourself be held back by common sense!"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Sanae has become more belligerent, unstable, unreliable, and generally like a resident of Gensoukyou with each appearance, leading to the conclusion that simply moving to Gensoukyou is breaking her grip on reality, leading to this line, which Sanae says in ''Subterranean Animism''.[[/labelnote]]
*** Gensoukyou: The land where common sense is a weakness. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Sanae has become ''stronger'' as she loses her sanity, going from Stage 5 Boss to Ex-Mid-Boss to playable character, leading to this conclusion.[[/labelnote]]
*** Gensokyo not having common sense [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Perfect_Memento_in_Strict_Sense/Monologue is actually canon, in a way.]]
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sanae____3871.jpg Sanae is a different kind of "good girl".]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Her appearances in numerous games and being playable in [=TH12=], [=TH12.3=] and [=TH13=] have caused fans to draw parallels to how Aya became playable in many of the previous games by doing sexual favors for ZUN (see "Aya is ZUN's girlfriend" below). Futhermore, since she's often portrayed as a ditzy teenage girl who's been exposed to all the ills of the modern-day world, her image amongst Japanese fans has also shifted from a pure, goody-to-shoes girl to that of an indiscriminate nymphomaniac. This has caused many doujin artists to make her the subject of more H-doujins and hentai pictures than most other Touhou characters.[[/labelnote]]
* Kanako is a [[MobileSuitGundam Guncannon]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Due to the resemblance when Kanako uses her onbashira in combat.[[/labelnote]]
** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBbigtfCWs Vicious Guncannon]].
* Fanart of Nitori drawn as a missile are common, due to her [[BossSubtitles Boss Subtitle]] being "Super Youkai Warhead". Cemented by ''Subterranean Animism'', her connection to Marisa giving the latter (unguided) ''missiles'', the only weapon in the game that is even vaguely technological.
** A [[TrademarkFavoriteFood cucumber]]-shaped missile?
* Kaguya is a NEET. [[labelnote:Explanation]] Kaguya spends almost all her time in Eientei, leading to this. Fanartists often depict her engaging in typical {{hikikomori}} activities like wearing a track suit, posting on ImageBoards, and playing console games and {{MMORPG}}s. Kaguya is therefore the ''Touhou'' character most likely to be seen in fanart [[SchizoTech using a computer]], even though canonically Gensoukyou doesn't have mainline electricity or any way to reach the internet. Kaguya canonically shrives to be productive despite her sheltered life, the very opposite of a NEET.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt38/BreakbeatBeatnik/why_kaguya_is_a_shut-in_the_untold_.jpg She discovered the internet, and thus consequently probably discovered us.]] Not even moon princesses are [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife immune!]]
** Patchouli is a NEET. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Patchouli is even more of a {{hikikomori}} than Kaguya, spending at least a century in her library, though fan portrayals of her this way are less common. Rather famously, the two of them [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/436525 got along really well]] when they met in ''Webcomic/LifeOfMaid''.[[/labelnote]]
* Thanks to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SELENE Space Probe Kaguya]], she's also been forced to [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/135825 go back]] [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/171217 to the Moon]].
** From the way ZUN talked about the Apollo Project concealing a war between the Humans and the Lunarians, Neil Armstrong has become a [[MemeticBadass totally awesome dude]] who could take on [[CreatorsPet Yorihime]] the [[FanNickname Moonbitch]] - and '''WIN'''.
** Fan-artists are now expecting to have fun now that [[http://www.kaguya.jaxa.jp/en/communication/KAGUYA_Lunar_Impact_e.htm Kaguya has crashed into the moon]]. [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/472227 As seen here]].
** With the latest announcement that NASA has sent a missile into the side of the moon, it seems like the Lunar War is starting up again. Yorihime must be ''annoyed''.
*** '''BRING IT ON [[CreatorsPet MOONBITCH]]!!!'''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_ELtIYMksc "TASUKETE EIRIN!"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A line from one of the more famous {{Ear Worm}}s.[[/labelnote]]
** _, ,_ ∩\\
( ゜∀゜)彡 えーりん!えーりん!\\
   ⊂彡
* Reisen is just a useless little bunny, only good for her sex appeal. [[labelnote:Explanation]]From the doujin "Drunkards in Eientei" by Omchicken, this is used both [[ButtMonkey to mock Reisen]] and as acknowledgement of the enormous amounts of PerverseSexualLust towards her. This may also be a factor in her tendency to end up in H-doujins.[[/labelnote]]
** On NicoNicoDouga, she's also known as "newbie bait", i.e. ZUN's clever plan to attract new fans with useless little bunnies. That or doujin artists.
** [[FanNickname "Suppository"]], due to the shape of her bullets.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX2VsQqaVnE Are You Happy? ToHo KInema kan!]] [[GratuitousEnglish Make You Happy?]]
* Yuugi's sake NOT EVEN DROP! [[labelnote:Explanation]]From a copypasta arguing that ''Touhou'' characters' power levels [[GameplayAndStorySegregation can't be judged from their relative positions in the games.]][[/labelnote]]
** Fans overlook this when talking about Letty and Yuyuko in her Ten Desires Stage One appearance, resulting in their respective memes.
* [[RocketPunch BRO]] [[PowerFist FIST]]. Respond or you're not a bro. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The FanNickname for [[TheOneGuy Unzan's]] attempts to actually ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTG-eLredD8#t=1m10s punch]]'' the player.[[/labelnote]]
** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Ichirin Kujo]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Due to Unzan supporting her like a Stand, Ichirin was dubbed this, to match with Sakuya Brando (see above).[[/labelnote]]
** [[MemeticBadass Ichirin is just Unzan's hitbox]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A combination meme that references both Unzan's status as one of the only MANLY characters in ''Touhou'', as well as Ichirin being massively overshadowed in popularity by him. ZUN stating that in retrospect it's actually kind of true only added more fuel.[[/labelnote]]
* Ran is the amazing '''''Suppa Tenko!''''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]Depictions of Ran as an exhibitionist are absurdly common.[[/labelnote]]
** Do you like SUPPATENKO? OKI, [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040507045501/http://www.incl.ne.jp/~yukihiro/touhou/th_tenko.html let's enjoy together SUPPATENKO]]. ({{NSFW}})
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jip6DJC7qZA#t=4m23s CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]From Ran and Chen's skit in the ''FanFic/TouhouM1GrandPrix'', used whenever Chen does something cute. On its way to becoming a DiscreditedMeme.[[/labelnote]]
*** *massive {{nosebleed}}* [[labelnote:Explanation]]Ran is constantly depicted to leak blood like a hose from Chen's mere presence, [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/472108 like this]]. Often extended to Sakuya [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/365489 as well]].[[/labelnote]]
*** Related to the above two: Tendencies of her liking Chen far more than she should and cases of her being punished for it, either from Yukari or Chen herself.
*** HANYAAAAAAAAAAA~N!!!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRwaEwxraWw#t=5m52s JAAAAOOOOOOOOOO!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Meiling's yells this in Patchouli and Meiling's skit in the ''FanFic/TouhouM1GrandPrix''. Almost universally adopted as Meiling's battle cry.[[/labelnote]]
** [[ParappaTheRapper "Kick, punch, it's all in the mind!"]]
* EveryoneIsGay [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/234598 in Gensoukyou]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The [[ImprobablyFemaleCast almost complete lack of males]] has led to every character depicted as homosexual by default.[[/labelnote]]
** May be debunked on Hopeless Masquerade's release as shots of its Human Village stage have a sizable male population. It should also be noted that ZUN mentioned in interviews before that Gensoukyou's population is not made up of a OneGenderRace, males just don't have much importance since most youkai are female-looking.
* Spot an inconsistency? Need an explanation? Pick one:
** [[AWizardDidIt Magic.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Gensoukyou is filled with magic, and to some extent literally exists contrary to reason, and is commonly used as a HandWave.[[/labelnote]]
** [[MadScientist Eirin's]] [[PsychoSerum shady new drug.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Eirin is a phenomenal genius that could probably make a potion or drug for anything, and is often twisted into a sadistic MadScientist[=/=]EvilGenius by the more extreme side of fandom.[[/labelnote]]
** [[RealityWarper Yukari is fooling around again.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Yukari's power is limited only by her sloth, and the potential of the presense of an easily bored, not easily amused quasi-god has not been overlooked by the fans.[[/labelnote]]
** [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly It's a Moriya Shrine conspiracy.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The Moriya trio have been more active and ambitious than anyone else, directly and indirectly responsible for the plots of five games, and it is speculated they have many more planned.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/6487/1227762377713zd9.png "Templates like that are forbidden."]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The entire joke was spawned after this doujin panel with Reimu explaining to Marisa the potential culprits, and Marisa replying with this line. Note that since the doujin predates ''Mountain of Faith'', the "Moriya Shrine conspiracy" line was photoshopped in a few years later. This meme is very popular on {{Danbooru}}.[[/labelnote]]
*** Said Shrine conspiracy started due to fan's belief that it was Kanako that wanted to take over the Hakurei Shrine (Not true; just Sanae being overzealous), though two of the shrine's faith gathering plans did go on to result in incidents (SA and 12.3).
* Reimu [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is a bitch]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu's DesignatedHero status is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] to the point of being a psychotic sadist, her dialogue choices in some games not helping one bit (especially in ''Undefined Fantastic Object'').[[/labelnote]]
** Part of that being due to Reimu rarely being seen out of incidents in the games, where she's nicer. Same applies to the three fairies manga where she was shown gently telling a fairy to take shelter from a story. Bitchy Reimu would have shot the fairy on sight.
* ξ・∀・) [[labelnote:Explanation]]This represents Merupo, a FanNickname for Merlin Prismriver and the GameBreakingBug she became known for, able to kill the player ''after being defeated''. It originates from "Nurupo", a way of abbreviating "Null Pointer Exception."[[/labelnote]]
** It also caused Merlin to be shown as the kooky one of the sisters.
* [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/444286 Reimu's]] [[DetachedSleeves armpits]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Fandom constantly joke that armpits are their only known form of arousal, inspired by how nearly every fan-depiction of Reimu has her wearing clothes that expose her armpits (her official character portraits could be interpreted either way).[[/labelnote]]
** This has extended to Sanae with a helping of SideBoob as she's shown as curvier than Reimu.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TUPyvuOvr8 Donations please!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu doesn't get many donations, so fandom depicts her as constantly harassing everyone for them.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8-SrmzsrkE Fantasy Heaven]]. When it starts, '''YouAreAlreadyDead''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu's OneHitKill spellcard in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''. The name, attack, and music reference ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3AB-aL-C3o \SYAMEIMARU/\SYAMEIMARU/\SYAMEIMARU/]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]People saying character Aya Shameimaru's last name.[[/labelnote]]
** [[CatchPhrase Ayayayayayaya...]]
** [[CreatorsPet Aya]] is ZUN's girlfriend. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Aya has a starring role in multiple games, either as a playable character, a Boss, or a minor character, leading to jokes that Aya is giving ZUN sexual favors as bribes. It probably doesn't help that, when a photo of ZUN and his wife showed up, it was noted that (a) they apparently had met ''just'' after Imperishable Night was finished, and (b) outside of her glasses, she looks kind of like Aya...[[/labelnote]]
** This mainly applies in the western fandom, where as of late it has been dying down in popularity.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt0ccEH6UUo Videos]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p3-aWVtI98 of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVK8q7UJetE the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifk1MVh3_PQ girls]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhx0t7kbSP0 exercising]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usqavism8_c Or not.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]NicoNicoDouga meme that parodies the ''Fight! Ippatsu Juuden-chan'' ending sequence, and many versions exist using characters from other series besides ''Touhou''.[[/labelnote]]
* [[MessianicArchetype Byakuren]] died for your sins. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Though technically more resembling the Buddha, Byakuren's habit of saving youkai and advocating peace between them and humans has led to her being closely compared to Jesus Christ, leading to {{Fan Nickname}}s such as Youkai Jesus and Youchrist. It also helps that in the pre-final battle dialogue, she comes off more heroic than the heroine![[/labelnote]]
** But stealing is still bad, Byakuren. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Her bullet patterns are clearly inspired by other characters... and outright [[NostalgiaLevel stealing Shinki's attack.]][[/labelnote]]
** [[CatchPhrase O, the world of dharma is filled with light.]] Or Namusan~!
** [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suigintouhou]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The strong similarities between the dresses of Byakuren and Rozen Maiden's Suigintou were fairly quickly noted.[[/labelnote]]
* [[MemeticBadass CAPTAIN MINAMITSU MOTHERFUCKING MURASA!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The second EnsembleDarkHorse of ''Undefined Fantastic Object'', Minamitsu has been declared as one of the few MANLY characters of ''Touhou''. ''Even her {{Leitmotif}} is named after her''! Made popular by a western artist that protrayed her as a confident macho girl. The Giant Anchors are a part of it as well.[[/labelnote]]
* [[{{Moe}} SO MOE I'M GONNA DIE!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A stock reaction phrase in response to impossibly cute situations fanworks stick the characters in. Mainly used on Pixiv and by extension {{Danbooru}} so far, but doujin works seem to be spreading it around now. Originated from [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/15722 this]] ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' doujinshi by Hiroyuki (the same author who gave us "A cat is fine too").[[/labelnote]]
* The girls have seriously begun Idol Dancing/Singing. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIJ-yFhd8Ms Granted]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dvx8Puewho they've]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn1SXrsRh_A been]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEHweDPUOBo doing]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV96Xgp1PJo it]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh--GLt4-cE for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X8Hi1FSqd8 a]] while now.
* Yuyuko eating Mystia, in the Ghost Team route in ''Imperishable Night'', solidified Yuyuko's portrayal as a BigEater surpassed only by a singularity.
** "Hang on, Youmu, I got a bone stuck in my throat."
** Which was soon mutated into [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/388870 Yuyuko "eating" Mystia]].
** This has since evolved into Yuyuko eating nearly ANYTHING!
* [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:Spark_lesson.jpg Laser is not difficult]]: [[labelnote:Explanation]]This is how Marisa uses Master Spark, by WordOfGod.[[/labelnote]]
## Concentrate your mind.
## Mutter the spell into the Mini-Hakkero tenderly.
## Aim at someone you don't like.
## Unleash your annihilation of love!
* Yuuka is [[WordOfGod youkai moe~]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]From her bizarre character profile in ''Kioh Gyoku'' (it may be a {{Pun}}, as Yuuka is a flower youkai and Moe means "to bud"). Yuuka is depicted as {{Moe}}, prompting this phrase, about as often as she is depicted as being AxCrazy, with further mutation combining the two to create the also popular CuteAndPsycho portrayal. Youkai moe can also be applied to any moe picture of the characters.[[/labelnote]]
** Kogasa is the new youkai moe~ [[labelnote:Explanation]]The first EnsembleDarkHorse of ''Undefined Fantastic Object'', fans latched onto Kogasa due to extreme cuteness and massive {{Woobie}} points. Additionally, Kogasa has an umbrella much like Yuuka, hence the meme.[[/labelnote]]
*** Surprise~! :P [[labelnote:Explanation]]Kogasa's extremely meta use of her [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway "power to surprise people"]] ability has resulted in her surprising fans far more than she does other characters, prompting this line and variations (for example [[Memes/{{Pokemon}} "Wild Kogasa used SURPRISE!"]], or "Well I'm surprised.")[[/labelnote]]
** Futo after her introduction in TD has been getting called "Hermit Moe" due to her FishOutOfWater tendencies and how good spirited she is about many things, even being beaten in the game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSM9vUGhJBY Sakuya-san! Sakuya-san! Cleaning Stop! Room Cleaning Stop!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Actually based off another parody video for a different canon, but [[AdaptationDisplacement seems to have]] [[WeirdAlEffect displaced the original.]] Besides, the song in the video is based on Eirin's theme, not Meiling's.[[/labelnote]]
* Suwako's NiceHat is often associated with the [[Memes/{{Futurama}} Hypnotoad meme]], depicted as an independant entity using Suwako as her puppet. Though lesser examples have the hat responding differently (seeing what Suwako can't) or mirroring Suwako's feelings.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GtAad-dMS8 TOUHOU HIJACK LOL]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A common InterruptingMeme. Originally came from 4chan when the images were replaced by Touhou characters.[[/labelnote]]
* "Girls do their best now and are preparing. Please wait warmly until it is ready." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The standard loading message on ''Touhou'' games, it has become a meme frequently quoted by doujinshi and fanfic authors.[[/labelnote]]
** Which ends up with its highly quotable snowclone "Girls are [x]...", such as "Girls are preparing...", "Girls are explaining...", etc.
* [[DynamicEntry Wriggle Kick!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''Imperishable Night'' the player often moves to the top of the screen to automatically collect all point items currently on-screen, and because Wriggle introduces herself by flying down from the top unsuspecting players get a kick in the face by her, leading to this meme. Further mutation associates her with ''Franchise/KamenRider'' on occasion, due to Wriggle being an insect and the insect-themed armor of nearly all Riders up to ''Series/KamenRiderDenO''.[[/labelnote]]
** {{Seme}} Wriggle. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Wriggle has not infrequently been depicted as a MemeticSexGod[=/=]MemeticMolester surpassing even Marisa. This was originally done to spite her original punching bag status.[[/labelnote]]
* Memes spawned by the Flash comics on [[http://www.walfas.org/ walfas.org]]:
** "Hooray!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Cirno's unofficial {{catchphrase}} (particularly popular with the fanfic community on [[http://www.touhou-project.com Touhou-Project.com).[[/labelnote]]
** Mokou and Kaguya fighting over a toy "twuck".
** "Sakuya, [[InnocentInnuendo what's sex?]]" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Flandre doesn't understand the "sex" (male or female) option and asks Sakuya. HilarityEnsues.[[/labelnote]]
** [[GodModeSue Hax Sign]]: [[KillItWithFire "Burn Everything"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu has a habit of setting everything on fire.[[/labelnote]]
*** [[GodModeSue Hax Sign]]: [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou "You Just Plain F*** ing LOSE"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu has even more of a habit of utterly crushing everyone.[[/labelnote]]
*** Holy crap, it's actually possible to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLvjXdhc_Kg#t=1m36s beat it]].
** No way! That's impossible!
** The most exciting time of day has come! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu checks her donations for the day.[[/labelnote]]
*** Further evolved into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LnhOWkniX4 this video]], which is itself a parody of a Touhou 4-koma. [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan's /jp/]] has made it tradition to observe this at 2AM.
** Shut up Ran! - Sorry. - SHUT UP!
** DEATH BY YUYUKO! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Yuyuko is used as an execution method for prisoners.[[/labelnote]]
** Yuyu Co.
** Have no fear Nitori is here!
** Oh, ''that'' Chen. [[labelnote:Explanation]]As opposed to the "o_o"-eyed cat, which got mistaken for Chen early on and has stuck around ever since.[[/labelnote]]
** '''K O''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]An addition to to the walfas creator, a Boxing Chen Cat was added (it's a o_o" cat with Chen's hat, boxing gloves, and a boxer's shorts). Putting her on top of another character results in KO, with the cat knocking the character out.[[/labelnote]]
** Keyboard [[http://www.walfas.org/?p=1090 Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!!!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Crossover meme with Chen and keyboard cat.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.walfas.org/?p=1133 Kaguya Table RPG]]
* [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/290229/ You're too soft, Youmu!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Yuyuko mocks Youmu. Though this has mutated into a belief that Youmu is actually soft to the touch with "The Softest" as a FanNickname.[[/labelnote]]
* In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqp56dYX9Do cross-breeding]] of memes, somehow the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQG1lzNdr5w famous Family Mart]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUsyPK1P1dY has opened a branch store in Gensoukyou]].
* [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/170409 Minoriko's delicious grape wine.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]It's her pee.[[/labelnote]]
* Alright, Patchy! Let's do that bedtop sport for indoor types! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A line by Remilia from the Can't Fix the Helmet doujinshi "A Talk in Bed".[[/labelnote]]
** "Mukyu~" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Patchouli says this after being defeated in Marisa's route in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', subsequently adopted as her CatchPhrase, or just when someone wants to make her cute.[[/labelnote]]
** "Bonsoir!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another catchphrase for Patchy, derived from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBeFHgrRN24 this]] surreal fan-vid and subsequently appearing in several doujins.[[/labelnote]]
* Pretty much Japanese only, but: Shinki's ponytail has been depicted as an [[IdiotHair ahoge]]. ''And it sprouts legs.''
** Some other fan materials have it become a lethal weapon/tool.
* [[MagicalGirl Magical]]☆[[{{Meido}} Sakuya]][[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/220193 -chan]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdLUp_LeyQk Versus]] Miracle★Sanae! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Sanae's appearance as a playable character in ''UFO'' has led to fanarts of Sakuya trying to [[HostileShowTakeover reclaim her role as a playable character]], or at least reacting to the fact that has been apparently replaced. Originated from ANGELTYPE doujin.[[/labelnote]]
* Reisen+Youmu=Reimu slowly made its way to meme status and made the pairing popular.
* How much of a memetic juggernaut is ''Touhou''? When it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZsdTpWDqEk encountered]] the [[BeatmaniaIIDX smooooch]]・∀・ {{earworm}}, ''it made a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWHUDdBN1h8 Chen's theme remix out of it]]''.
* Remilia Scarlet swells with charisma. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Fan-portrayals of Remilia as an ElegantGothicLolita, emphasis on the elegant, are highly common, not helped by the fact she can act as such before devolving into a spoiled, petulant brat in canon. Certain lines involving "[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight miserable piles of secrets]]" are usually not far behind.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1083 CHARISMA BREAK!!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Inevitably, subversions of the above were created, with Remilia acting composed and aloof only to collapse into tears (or a variant) soon after. Sometimes also involves her ducking pose in the fighting games.[[/labelnote]]
** This has in turn resulted in "chrisma recoveries", where Remilia regains her composure after such an event, sometimes to the point of coming off MORE Charismatic than she was in the first place. [[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/posts/900665?pool_id=5340 An example]].
* ''More'' crossbreeding with [[RedZoneRemixVid other memes]]:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGvfDaXC07E SCARLET ZONE]] (Remix featuring Septette for the Dead Princess and U.N. Owen Was Her?)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c5taT_vjM4 YOUKAI ZONE]] (Remix featuring Hartmann's Youkai Girl)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJcDMY9LeVM And then you get AWESOME DRIVING.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL12aKz5dsQ NEVER let Marisa drive.]] [[DrivesLikeCrazy Ever.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvgPC4vWSxg Sakuya takes Remilia]] [[BlackComedyRape for a different kind of "ride"]].
* Komachi has a NICE BOAT. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Crossover meme with ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', as Komachi is a {{Shinigami}} with a boat.[[/labelnote]]
** Futo has a NICE BOAT. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Some of Futo's spellcards show her jumping on a boat and surfing on it.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnkQ3kozyhw The Soccer Ball]] is the [[MemeticBadass Most Powerful Thing In Gensoukyou.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the fangame ''Touhou Soccer'', the cast use their mighty powers [[MundaneMadeAwesome to play soccer]], this adopted as the only possible explanation for the ball still being intact after the beatings it receives.[[/labelnote]]
** Foul! She kicked the ball! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The omnipresent use of superpowered magical attacks on the poor ball leads to the joke that in Gensokyan soccer, kicking the ball is against the rules. A few characters do it anyways, though they all kick the ball in a superpowered way (Mokou, Aya, Wriggle, Ran, [[MemeticBadass MANnosuke...]])[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkDT-OlkYTI#t=0m21s Twilight Spark]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Mima's massively destructive attack in ''Touhou Soccer 2''.[[/labelnote]]
* Even in the ''Touhou'' fandom [[VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey F.O.E.]]! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Refers to the {{Mooks}} known as ''kedama'' (fuzzball). Often drawn with an odd expression on their faces, their resemblance to the F.O.E. orbs in ''Etrian Odyssey'' (fueled by an {{IOSYS}} video depicting them) have been picked up on by parts of the fanbase. This has resulted in occasional appearances of {{badass}} Kedama men in touhou fan materials.[[/labelnote]]
* Between [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSED55XWIjw Marisa's]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Marisa_dance.jpg dance]] moves, and other things like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWHGjptbrJo Orin's parody of Thriller]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1256281166087.jpg it is clear that]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MJ_in_Gensokyo.png Michael Jackson is ALIVE in Gensoukyou]].
* Meiling is [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=89306 TOTALLY A DRAGON.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]There is a popular EpilepticTree that Meiling [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is a dragon.]][[/labelnote]]
* [[EverythingsFunkierWithDisco SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER!!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXvwL-GFOnk Disco ain't dead when it lives on in Nagae Iku!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Began after one of Iku's poses was [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/767463 noted as similar to a certain one in]] ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''.[[/labelnote]]
* そーなのかー (So- nanoka-) [[labelnote:Explanation]]Rumia's CatchPhrase, a childish way of saying "Is that so~?".[[/labelnote]]
* Momiji has rabies. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A reference to her spellcard in ''Double Spoiler''.[[/labelnote]]
** She can't have rabies she [[{{Gorn}} Ate the Chocolate]]
** She might not have Rabies, but she wouldn't [[TheDogBitesBack hesitate to bite Aya]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkgK8eUdpAo Bad Apple!!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A shadow art video, using a song based on Elly's theme from ''Lotus Land Story'', reached viral status and spread to an unbelievable scale, even by ''Touhou'' standards.[[/labelnote]]
** Good evening, and you are watching the [[TheDitz CIRNO NEWS]] [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer NETWORK]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]CNN got their source wrong when they discussed the Bad Apple!! shadow art video, believing another version of the video (made to look like a slideshow animation) to be a "making of" video, prompting jokes about their competency such as this (another, less popular one being that they hired Aya for the segment). Segment can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeEIteQmpHE here.]][[/labelnote]]
* Nue and her [[http://pmiller1.deviantart.com/art/Playstation-Danmaku-157574152 Barrage X from a Playstation Star]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Joke from a spellcard she uses in ''Double Spoiler''[[/labelnote]]
* Talisman "Exorcism of the Newspaper Subscription Solicitors" [[labelnote:Explanation]]A spellcard Reimu uses in ''Double Spoiler''.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/656443 No News Solicitations! (Thank You)]]
*** That means you, Aya. Bad girl.
* Rule ⑨ of the internet: If it exists, there is a ''Touhou'' [[FanficRecs/TouhouCrossover version of it]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Touhou'' fans are notorious of crossing over and/or fusing ''Touhou'' with absolutely everything. The list behind that link is nowhere even ''close'' to being complete in listing them all.[[/labelnote]]
** Kokoro's otherwordly masks. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A relatively new type of crossover depicting Kokoro with masks (based on characters) from other franchises.[[/labelnote]]
* [[{{Crossdresser}} Bro]][[{{Cosplay}} hou]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Males cosplaying as ''Touhou'' characters.[[/labelnote]]
* Nazrin can do just about anything... [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/550148 since she's Nazrin.]][[labelnote:Explanation]] From one of Ao Usagi's typically [[MindScrew impenetrable]] creations, used jokingly as an explanation for anything Nazrin does. A classic example of a ForcedMeme, with even people on the very page that spawned it sick of hearing about it.[[/labelnote]]
** Because she's a TINY TINY CLEVER COMMANDER [[labelnote:Explanation]] The name of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oayu297xrns Nazrin's theme]], occasionally used to refer to Nazrin in general.[[/labelnote]]
** She can find anything with her power, sometimes resulting in some very odd finds.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siinh4zrymw Reisen goes to school by bus]]''.
** But there are no buses in Gensokyo!
* [[SkywardScream OOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIINNNNNNNN!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The result of Rin being [[ThatOneBoss a difficult boss]].[[/labelnote]]
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1UbZU8d90E Touhou Sweets ~ The Cruel Sisters and the Suffering Maid]]''. It has PAD written all over it. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A FanVid by Innocent Key, is is perhaps single-handedly responsible for the depiction of Remilia and Flandre molesting Sakuya.[[/labelnote]]
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2SPiOmhsCM The Perverted Tengu and the Maidens of Tragedy]]''. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Also by Innocent Key, ''this'' FanVid either created or exemplifies the depiction of Aya as a pervert obsessed with {{Panty Shot}}s.[[/labelnote]]
* Everyone is M for [[MemeticSexGod Yuuka]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]M = Masochist, S = Sadist. Yuuka's portrayal as a sexual sadist that can nonetheless attract anyone is almost endemic, compatible with both her {{Moe}} portrayals and her AxCrazy portrayals.[[/labelnote]]
** Conversely, everyone is S for [[TooKinkyToTorture Tenshi]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Tenshi's portrayal as a masochist is similarly endemic, not helped at all by the explanation for ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' being that she was bored and wanted someone to beat her up.[[/labelnote]]
* The [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation class]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpt3eKBM2CA change]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYL53i1mPw8 videos]] of Aoshima cross Touhou with ''SeikenDensetsu3''. They are quite famous with fans of the actual game. Then there are the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBeFHgrRN24 random Touhou]] videos...
* "Paruparuparuparu..." [[labelnote:Explanation]][[GreenEyedMonster Parsee]] is portrayed as being jealous of everything and [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry compelled to say so]], which isn't that far from her actual personality. The meme here is that she does so using a [[PokemonSpeak mantra of her own name]]. A common variation is for other characters to get jealous of something or another, and begin muttering "paru paru" as well.[[/labelnote]]
* [[WrittenSoundEffect Pichuu~n]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The onomatopoeia fans have created for getting hit in the hitbox, also used for dying, massive damage or general CriticalExistenceFailure.[[/labelnote]]
** [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou SPOOOOON!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A joke onomatopoeia for the dying sound effect.[[/labelnote]]
** [[UnsoundEffect ZUUUU~N]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another joke onomatopoeia used for absolutely anything.[[/labelnote]]
** Kyuu~! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The onomatopoeia created for when [[PersonOfMassDestruction Flandre]] makes something or someone explode (as in "She made it go kyuu~!").[[/labelnote]]
* Within hours of being announced, ''Great Fairy Wars'' was nicknamed ''Touhou 12.⑨ Freeze The Bullet''.
** [[EpicFail Faily]] [[GratuitousEnglish Wars]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Typo of the game's final battle music "Fairy Wars" as it appears in the BGM list.[[/labelnote]]
** Flashlight spark. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Marisa's variation of her iconic Master Spark in the game, adjusted to fit Cirno's PowerLevel.[[/labelnote]]
** [[HollywoodPudgy Fat Cirno]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In response to the main menu screenshot. The joke goes she's been hanging out with Letty too long. Started by bloggers, who've never seen her appearance in the ''Touhou Sangetsusei'' comics. Speaking of Letty...[[/labelnote]]
* Fat Letty. [[labelnote:Explanation]]As a boss character in ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', her hitbox is larger than that of the other boss characters. She's the Stage 1 boss, so this is logical. This has turned into some fanart depicting Letty as being rather large herself. Naturally, the alternate fan explanation holds that only [[GagBoobs part of her is large.]][[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfUe2eckPFQ "Pettan, pettan, tsurupettan / pettan, pettan, tsurupettan / pettan, pettan, mochipettan / pettan, pettan, munepettan~"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Suika's ode to UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}}s everywhere. Originally a ForcedMeme, the song appeared in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.[[/labelnote]]
** Suika's status as the flattest character in the whole cast, only remotely rivaled by Tenshi.
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/458132 A comic]] (May not be SFW) with a curvier rendition has caused the paraphrased line "Sorry I can't hear you over my chest" to be used by western fans as a flippant response from curvier characters. Some fans consider a shapely Suika to be disturbing the balance of things.
* Hataters gonna Hatate.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A bad pun off of Hatate's nickname, Hata.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post?tags=hata-tan Hatate is]] [[EmoTeen EMO]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A relatively famous Pixiv artist drew Hatate as a depressed, dressing-in-black {{yandere}} who cuts herself. The pictures and fanon personality spread, some even making Hatate as an outright yandere underneath her canon personality.[[/labelnote]]
* [[EnsembleDarkhorse Mima]] will appear in the next game. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Mima was a pivotal character in the PC-98 games, but since then [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome has not even been mentioned, disappearing off the face of Gensoukyou]]. Subsequently this has become the standard response to [[{{WMG/Touhou}} any speculations]] about future ''Touhou'' installments, with Mima ''always'' being in the next game.[[/labelnote]]
** Her appearance in the second Touhou Soccer game with her [[NoKillLikeOverkill Twilight Spark]] has caused fans to give Mima a MemeticBadass reputation.
** Sakuya is the new Mima. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Aside from her small story route in ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' Sakuya has been completely absent, despite being playable for three consecutive mainline games. Although she still exists, when Youmu, of all people, returned to player character status in ''Ten Desires'', while Sakuya remains in obscurity, the comparisons with Mima were inevitable. The real explanation is that she only acts when the SDM is involved or threatened. This meme might phase out now that Sakuya is confirmed to be playable again in ''[=TH14=]''[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/729543 "Kahen kilon siika!"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]"A two kilo whitefish!" A Finnish meme that was assimilated into the ''Touhou'' memeplex after a Finnish ''Touhou'' fancomic used it. Thus, a common response to images of Chen with a fish is now "Kahen kilon siika!"[[/labelnote]]
** "Sirkku". [[labelnote:Explanation]]How Cirno is known in Finland, partly because it's a common Finnish name, partly because Finnish people just can't pronounce "Cirno" properly; C is not a common letter in Finnish, leaving the pronounciation unclear to someone unfamiliar with the name. Sirno? Kirno? Tsirno? Chirno?[[/labelnote]]
* Yoshika Miyako: Cabbie of the Dead [[labelnote:Explanation]]In her portrait Yoshika's cap looks like a taxi driver's, and her sprite, with her arms jutting out in front of her and moving up and down slightly, makes it appears as if she has an invisible steering wheel, resulting in jokes like this.[[/labelnote]]
** Zombie Meiling. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Yoshika's hat has a star on it, like Meiling's, and while she isn't Chinese she ''is'' a ChineseVampire, almost immediately leading to this comparison.[[/labelnote]]
* (CHARACTER) ISN'T A GOOD GIRL AT ALL [[labelnote:Explanation]]Videos of the bosses killing the player ''[[KaizoTrap after they've]] [[TakingYouWithMe already died]]''. Targets of this include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21zQBU7MYw4 Kanako]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrTgDGMhuD0 Utsuho]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srEQroPh6P4 Ran]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5GJfbo7lCw Kogasa]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc_x4i_LZU4&feature=player_detailpage#t=293s Ichirin]].[[/labelnote]]
* Mamizou [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Tomoe]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]NamesTheSame jokes quickly spawned involving Mamizou Futatsuiwa and Mami Tomoe.[[/labelnote]]
** Miko [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Sakuraba]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]More NamesTheSame jokes, due to Miko wearing headphones and looking a lot like Neku Sakuraba.[[/labelnote]]
* The Touhous [[labelnote:Explanation]]A synonym for ''Touhou'' characters amongst fans in general. Prone to spelling variations such as "Touhoues" or "Toe Hoes"[[/labelnote]].
** MY TOUHOUS! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Used to mock people who do not like a fanon interpretation and/or those who adhere close to canon - and, conversely, is also used to mock those who do not like ''canon' explanations.[[/labelnote]]
* [[Fanfic/KomeijiKoishiNoDokidokiDaibouken "My hat is my friend, it helps me relax"]] ♥ [[labelnote:Explanation]]From a series of {{Fan Vid}}s that give Koishi Komeiji [[AxCrazy one hell]] of an AlternativeCharacterInterpretation.[[/labelnote]]
** She's generally seen as particularly kooky by the fandom.
** She also is shown as a MemeticMolester in some works, with her sister as the target.
* Hinaface. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Hina's :D grin in ''Mountain of Faith'' is incredibly derpy and goofy looking, even for ZUN's notoriously bad art in that game, and attained some notoriety with fans on both sides of the pond.[[/labelnote]]
* Reimu eats grass/leaves. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Some fan depictions exaggerate Reimu's PerpetualPoverty to the point where she has to eat weeds to survive. In one doujin she serves grass with rice to Sanae. When the latter gets angry, thinking she's being mocked, Reimu says that she specifically chose the ''better'' grass from the yard for her.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/Chris_Lv255/1219194994320_zpsfdb23624.jpg If she does not have a hat, she will die.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Nearly every character wears a hat or hair decorations of some kind. Thus, this line was included in a picture parodying ZUN's design process, and it and variations were subsequently adopted as a joking response for any question involving {{Nice Hat}}s or similar. It then became HilariousInHindsight when ''Subterranean Animism'' introduced Satori, who looks almost exactly like the picture.[[/labelnote]]
* ZUN and alcohol. [[labelnote:Explanation]]ZUN's love of alcohol is legendary. Pictures of him without some sort of alcohol are almost non-existent, one of which, of him having a great honking beer glass, gained some infamy, and he claimed/admitted to being drunk for some of ''Imperishable Night''[='=]s development. Inevitably, {{Flanderization}}s asserting that he would accept beer as payment, or drinks enough to challenge [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Suika]], are incredibly widespread.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://eva-st-clare.deviantart.com/art/FAILice-For-Dummies-185420748 Failice.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A FanNickname for certain depictions of Alice, which depict her as a ButtMonkey UnluckyEverydude steamrolled by the Reimu/Marisa pairing, an evil bitch, a yandere, or an overly dependent, emo sad sack ignored for Reimu/Marisa or the other pairings. Her canon personality is more a {{Foil}} to Marisa than anything else. Also sometimes used to refer to her playable appearance in ''Imperishable Night'', in which she is such a bad shot type that, barring GoodBadBugs, the player is generally better off using Marisa than using Marisa + Alice...and Marisa isn't even one of the better characters in that game.[[/labelnote]]
* Inaba of the Inaba. [[labelnote:Explanation]]One of the official mangas is named "Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth". Snowclone titles put just about ''anything'' in place of "the moon" and "the earth" to have the title refer to any other story, with "Inaba" staying in place as an InherentlyFunnyWord.[[/labelnote]]
* Now do it with Marisa. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A common response to ChallengeGamer videos, since Marisa is a lower-tier character in most games. There are many variations depending on the actual video, all sharing the theme of "do it even better".[[/labelnote]]
* *Scarlet Devil Mansion [[StuffBlowingUp explodes]]* This is now a Touhou manga. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A {{Danbooru}} meme that stems from [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/747138 this]] comic by Bomber Grape. Nowadays, any Touhou Doujin that gets uploaded to Danbooru and features the Scarlet Devil Mansion, the Hakurei shrine offertory box, or in some cases, ''anything at all'' exploding will have comments with the phrase.[[/labelnote]]
** "Oh, shit! I've been surrounded by raging lesbians! The room is ripe with the stench of bitches!"[[labelnote:Explanation]][[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/1260907 One of Bomber Grape's comics]] has caused lines said by Remilia to be very popularly said when anything lesbian comes up on danbooru and spread beyond the site. (Comic may not be SFW) Note that the meme itself is a {{Woolseyism}}.[[/labelnote]]
* Ichirin's eyelashes in Hopeless Masquerade are slowly becoming a meme due to how ridiculous they look.[[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/538494_10151315388944020_414377827_n.jpg]]
* Remixes of U.N Owen Was Her?, usually involving manipulating phrases and sound effects from various TV shows, games, or themes, as an offshoot of YoutubePoop. The McRoll is perhaps the most infamous of them all.
* kefit.wav [[labelnote:Explanation]]A now-retired Touhou player by the name of Kefit's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osf1fa4UhP4#t=4m35s scream]] upon losing a Lunatic run by the narrowest of margins is '''''legendary''''', to the point where similar barely-failed runs have edited it into their videos despite being from entirely different people. Here are [[http://youtu.be/4p-NKrKEF9g?t=17m25s two]] [[http://youtu.be/191hmA6h58o?t=1m57s examples]] of this. '''Turn your volume down before viewing these.'''[[/labelnote]]
* Shou's ability to lose her Pagoda has been taken to absurd extents in both frequency and where it ends up. Matches up with Nazrin.
* [[http://orindancinginplaces.tumblr.com/ Orin's silly dance]] in ''Hopeless Masquerade'' has attracted quite a bit of jokes.
* Malice Cannon, Marisa-Borked, Marisa Broken, Bugged Marisa. All fan nicknames to whenever Marisa is broken in a game. The first time it spawned was in Imperishable Night, as Malice Cannon, where consantly firing while giving regular taps to the Focus button resulted in absurd DPS! The term "Marisa Bugged" and "Marisa Broken" come from Mountain of Faith, where the Marisa '''B''' shottype had glitched damage output on the unfocused shot at 3.0 power, causing the tiny laser to demolish bosses in seconds.
* [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Attack on Midget]][[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''Double Dealing Character'', Shinmyoumaru Sukuna's second-to-final spellcard on Normal is called "Shingeki no Kobito" (進撃の小人). It literally means "Advancing Midget", but due to it being a ShoutOut to ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', it's read as "Attack on Midget".[[/labelnote]]
** another Shinmyoumaru one is the the use of her magic mallet for...[[ACupAngst Breast Enhancement]]..mostly by Sakuya in relation to Sakuya's Padding meme.
* Sakuya is ZUN's girlfriend again.[[labelnote:Explanation]]With Sakuya's return as the sole playable character besides Reimu and Marisa in ''Double Dealing Character'', it's become increasingly common to paint her as another girl that gave ZUN sexual favors to reach playable character status, like people did with Aya and Sanae before.[[/labelnote]]
* [[BadAssBoast Touhou players don't need an umbrella when it rains.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Fairly self-explanatory, a recurring joke that pops up here and there about the superhuman dodging skills and reflexes that Touhou masters develop. [[/labelnote]]
* Honk honk [[labelnote:Explanation]] Based on [[http://www.donmai.us/posts/244234?pool_id=738 this]] 4-panel comic from bkub. bkub's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation silently adorable Chen]] is also become quite popular.[[/labelnote]]
* 5th Grade Loli [[labelnote:Explanation]] A joke revolving around the kanji of Satori Komeiji's name, as one of the kanji characters breaks down into radicals that can be read as "5th grade loli". Her clothes resembling a young Japanese schoolgirl's uniform does not help.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2z3pevq&s=7 Black Tewi]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A doujinshi had an AuthorTract basically declaring loose canon and that everyone has a different Gensokyo. This was used by various fan authors to excuse any breaks from canon. The page shown is just an excerpt.[[/labelnote]]
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