Characters: Fatal Frame
This is a Character Sheet for the Fatal Frame series.
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Dr. Kunihiko Asou
Dr. Kunihiko Asou
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Fatal Frame 5)The key character of Fatal Frame series. He was a brilliant occult philosopher and scientist whose primary fields of interest were Japanese folklore and the spirit world. Dr. Asou took the latest Western technologies that were introduced to Japan and modified them in an attempt to create devices that could capture supernatural phenomena, such as the Camera Obscura.
Introduced in Fatal Frame
Miku HinasakiCamera Obscura where her brother left it, and then she must collect five pieces of a holy mirror in order to stop the ghost of Kirie gone berserker.She returns in Fatal Frame III, again as a playable character and still lamenting the death of her brother, Mafuyu. Such guilt haunts her dreams, and so she finds herself trapped in the Manor of Sleep, where she can't help but to follow the ghost of her loved one. In Fatal Frame V, she has a daughter named Miu, but suddenly went missing in the past, which caused to Miu to search for her.
- Bare Your Midriff: On FF3
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Red/Crimson. Her name can be read as "deep crimson", and her holly tattoo from the Manor's curse is also red.
- Crippling Overspecialization: A mild example in FF3. Her Sacred Stone (which slows ghosts) and 'Double' function (stacking a charge on top of a full one) special abilities are extremely useful, but in exchange she doesn't have any special lenses.
- Hair Decorations: Never seen without her grandmother's hairclip.
- The Magic Goes Away: It was meant to happen at the end of the first game, but it didn't.
- Memento MacGuffin: She wears her grandmother's hair comb.
- Mighty Glacier: Her camera in the third game is this; the 'Double' function gives her the the strongest exorcism power out of the three, but there's a longer wait time between shots.
- Plucky Girl
- Sailor Fuku: Her outfit in the first game is modeled after one.
- She's All Grown Up: Played With. Only two years have passed since the events of FF1, but on FF3 she's noticeably more Fanservicey.
- Zettai Ryouiki: On FF3 she wears a Grade B.
Voiced by: Dominic Allen (English)Miku's older brother and only family, and the first character you'll control. He goes to the Himuro Mansion after the disappearance of his teacher, equipped with the Camera Obscura.
- Big Brother Instinct
- Heroic Spirit: He went to the Himuro Mansion not for a loved one, but just to rescue, or find out what happened to, his professor and his team.
- I Choose to Stay: In the first game's canon ending, he chooses to remain behind with Kirie so she's never alone again rather than escape the mansion with Miku.
- Nice Guy
- Promotion to Parent
Voiced by: Leene Hardt (English)A maiden who lived at the Himuro Mansion and was finally sacrificed at the Strangling Ritual. However, the sacrificial failed, and so the Malice got unleashed.
- Break the Cutie: Her backstory combines this and Kill the Cutie.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From a sacrificial maiden to slaughtering the entire mansion.
- Literal Split Personality: The malice caused her soul to split into two people: A vengeful spirit and younger version of her.
- Mighty Glacier: Her touch is deadly, but she moves slow.
- Miko: She's the Rope Shrine Maiden
- One-Hit Kill: What she inflicts if you let her touch you.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl
- Virgin Sacrifice
- Woman in White
Yae Munakata (née Kurosawa)Miku and Mafuyu's great-grandmother. She lived in the Himuro mansion decades before the events of the game take place. She commits suicide due to her daughter's disappearance combined with overexposure from the Camera Obscura.She is reintroduced in Fatal Frame II, where she is revealed to have had a twin sister, and was the unwitting instigator of several events in the game.
- Driven to Suicide:
- Ironic Echo: She dies the same way her sister dies: hanging.
- Ill Girl
- Posthumous Character: She's long dead by the events of Fatal Frame I and II.
- Sole Survivor: She was the only living resident of Minakami village after the Repentance.
- Survivor Guilt: Her reason for escaping the village with Sae was to avoid this. She gets this anyway due to Sae being captured and the village being destroyed.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Sure, there was the possibility of her and Sae's ritual also failing, but had she not run away then the Repentance would have been avoided.
Introduced in Fatal Frame II
Fatal Frame II
Mio AmakuraStill lamenting Mayu's death, she is afflicted by the Tattooed Curse, and her uncle Kei is trying to rescue her.
- Baleful Polymorph: In the Deeper Crimson butterfly's Frozen Butterfly Ending, the crimson butterfly can be interpeted to be Mio after Mayu strangled her.
- The Caretaker
- Cutscene Power to the Max: Her speed in the trailers.
- Eye Scream: In the "Nightmare Ending", she finds out why you aren't supposed to look into the Hellish Abyss the hard way.
- Handicapped Badass: In the good ending, she may have lost her sight, but she has proven that nothing will take her sister away from her.
- The Heroine: She gets to be this in the good endings of Fatal Frame II, specially in the best one.
- Heroic BSOD: Upon realizing she just killed her own sister.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Her hair is layered outward, with her fringe parted and swept to the side. Her clothing evokes a more active person in comparison to Mayu.
- Mama Bear/Sister Bear: Goes well under the judging of the All Gods Village, she's the older twin.
- Skirt over Slacks
- My God, What Have I Done?: After strangling Mayu and completing the ritual, she realizes what she had done. She chases after Mayu in her butterfly form and apologizes.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Subverted, but a specially rare case of a girl having this attitude.
- Protectorate: It's implied that she becomes this for Mayu in the "Nightmare Ending". Mayu seems a little smug about it.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Possibly, during the worst ending of III.
- Think Nothing of It: Her attitude towards Mayu, which seems to extent even after she loses her sight for her.
- Together in Death: With Mayu in Deep Crimson Butterfly, if you got the "Shadow Festival" ending.
- Trauma Conga Line: Type C. First, she's left feeling guilty for Mayu's childhood injury, then spirited away to a nightmarish village where she's forced to kill her sister to leave, then she's forced to revisit the trauma all over again in her dreams.
Mayu AmakuraThis leads to get being possessed by Sae, causing quite a troublesome situation as the person Mio has to rescue is at the same time the person who could mean her immediate death.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Her hairstyle is layered close to her head, and her fringe is straight and covers more of her forehead. Her clothing also gives a more demure feel, compared to Mio's.
- If I Can't Have You: In Deep Crimson Butterfly, she actually murders Mio when the latter refuses to perform the ritual in one ending.
- Kubrick Stare: If you pay very close attention to her when she passes the screen, she stares at the camera.
- The Load: That said, she makes for an excellent distraction for attacking ghosts.
- Laughing Mad: In Deep Crimson Butterfly's Frozen Butterfly ending. She must've been taking lessons from Sae.
- Manipulative Bitch: In the Japanese Fanbook (as well as the novelization), it is revealed that when they were children, Mayu fell down the cliff on purpose so Mio wouldn't leave her behind, and has been using her injury to control Mio ever since. During the final battle against Sae, Mayu can be heard saying "Mio always thinks about me... and she will do whatever I say."
- Meaningful Name: Mayu means "cocoon" tying in with the butterfly theme. She does indeed become one in the default ending.
- Please Don't Leave Me
- Together in Death: See Mio's entry.
- Videogame Caring Potential
- Yandere: Her relationship with Mio in general. She even kills Mio in one ending, just to keep her with her for good.
- You Are Worth Hell: For Mio, she clearly was.
Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (Japanese), Sam Saletta (English)A white-haired young boy that is mysteriously imprisoned. Mio encounters him while exploring the lost village, and he'll assist Mio in his attempt to rescue Mayu, although most of what he says will cause confusion to the player.
- Angsty Surviving Twin: His failure to properly perform the ritual meant that his brother, Mutsuki, died for nothing. He killed himself to join his brother after he thought the Kurosawa Twins escaped.
- Dead All Along
- Driven to Suicide: He hung himself.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He's not the hero of the story, but still...
- Locked into Strangeness
- Mr. Exposition: Guess who you're gonna go for every time you need answers.
- Selective Obliviousness: He won't cease referring to Mio as "Yae" and Mayu as "Sae".
Sae KurosawaWhen Itsuki wanted to help Sae and Yae to escape the ritual, though, she apparently intentionally fell behind, hoping that Yae would return for her so they would fulfill the ritual. But Yae never came back, and so she was sentenced to do the ritual alone, which didn't go well.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She was close to Itsuki, but because he's the older "Remaining" twin and she is the younger twin that will be sacrificed, they can't be together.
- Ax-Crazy: On par with Lord Himuro.
- Big Bad: Of Fatal Frame II
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With the Kusabi though she is the main antagonist and plays a more active role in the story.
- Break the Cutie: As tradition.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Generates a red mist to protect against the Camera Obscura during the final battle with her, and come on, how many ghosts are smart enough to realize that the only weapon in the protagonist's arsenal is the Camera Obscura?
- Death Glare: It's a blink-and-you'll-miss moment, but in the remake of the Lingering Scent ending, the look on her face as she strangles Mio is... quite unsettling.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: And the fact that she's looking directly at you doesn't help.
- Dying Alone: Hanged alone to try and complete the ritual without Yae.
- Dual Boss: One mission has you fighting both her and the Kusabi.
- Evil Brit: Has a British accent in the remake.
- Evil Laugh: A particularly nightmarish one.
- Final Boss: On harder difficulties only. Subverted in the Wii remake- she's the final boss for ALL difficulties if the Kusabi is beaten in under five minutes.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine among the four main antagonists.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From a sacrificial maiden to slaughtering her entire village.
- Giggling Villain
- The Hyena
- Identical Twin ID Tag: The small break in her bangs distinguishes her from Yae.
- Laughing Mad: noticing a pattern yet?
- Light Is Not Good: The most vibrant colored out of the four main antagonists and the most psychotic.
- Manipulative Bitch: Like Mayu, she fell on purpose to try and get her sister caught in order to force her into the ritual, without any consideration for her sister's feelings. Unlike Mayu, her plan backfired horribly.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Her ghost name, Bloody Kimono
- One-Hit Kill: Notably the only final boss without one, though she makes up for it with her defenses and speed.
- Perpetual Smiler: *shudder*
- Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": She's got a lot of laugh tropes, huh?
- She Will Come for Me: Up until her death, this was her only thought.
- Slasher Smile: When she isn't laughing, this is her default expression.
- Smoke Out: Can generate a red mist around her during the final battle.
- Together in Death: With her twin, Yae, in the best ending.
- Turns Red: Like most ghosts in the remake, she will enter Dark Return and glow with a purple aura when low on health, making her faster and more dangerous.
- White Kimono of Death
- Woman in White
- Yandere: She really loves her sister.
Seijiro Makabe (Kusabi)
Voiced by: Michael Bell (English)A folklorist who happened to have visited Minakami village at a bad time. He eventually gets sacrificed to the Hellish Abyss, and when the Repentance occurs, he comes back as the Kusabi.
- Badass Bookworm
- Came Back Wrong: No part in thanks to the torture he endured before his death, he bears the least resemblance to his former self when he becomes the Kusabi
- Not Afraid to Die: By the time he was to be sacrificed, he was actually genuinely happy to be experiencing something so secretive first-hand.
- One-Hit Kill: The Kusabi's touch is instant Game Over.
Introduced in Fatal Frame III
Fatal Frame III
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (Japanese), Kimberly Brooks (English)A professional photographer and protagonist of Fatal Frame III. She lived together with Miku and her boyfriend, Yuu, until he died in a car accident caused by her. Because of this, she gets dragged into the Manor of Sleep, following his ghost.
- Beauty Mark
- Jack of All Stats: Her Camera Obscura is able to equip most of the available lenses and functions, along with having a large capture circle and decent damage.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Blue, the image color of the game and her tattoos.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: With Kei's help and the Handmaiden's Song, she figures out how to truly end the curse: sail the quelled "tattoos" (Reika) and "their offering of tears" (Kaname) to the other side of the Abyss.
- Death Seeker: It's strongly hinted by the end of the game she became this, completely willing to be spirited away in order to be with Yuu.
- Informed Attribute: Rei claims she's the opposite of Yuu who was quiet and gentle, but this doesn't really show. Then again, she is severely depressed.
- It's All My Fault: It is. It was her irresponsible driving that got her boyfriend killed, after all.
- Please Don't Leave Me: When Yuu's spirit is crossing the Rift with other spirits, she begs to take her with him. He declines, telling her that he'll live on through her.
- Psychic Link: With Miku and Kei, allowing her to see their dreams of the manor within her own. However, as seen with what happens to the two, she has no influence on their decisions.
- Shower of Angst
- Survivor Guilt: More than anyone.
Voiced by: Yusei Oda (Japanese), Josh Keaton (English)Mio's uncle, a non-fiction writer. He was also good friends with Yuu, and writes letter to him during the game which Rei receives. These help her unravel the mystery of the Manor of Sleep. The main reason he is investigating the manor is to save his niece Mio, who fell victim to the Tattoo Curse.
- Badass Bookworm: Comes with being one of the series' folklorists who can actually fight off ghosts and not end up one of them. Even then, up until you play his chapters he had no Camera Obscura and had to hide often, hence his ability and special filament. Regardless of how weak his sixth sense is, the man's certainly something to have been sneaking around a haunted manor for so long (the extent of his tattoos show that he's been in the manor the longest out of the three).
- In the good and apparently canon ending, he becomes the first male character to survive the game.
- Can't Catch Up: In a somewhat different way than most examples. Being the only playable man in Fatal Frame III, he's stronger than the girls and so he can move heavy objects they can't. But his sixth sense is said to be weaker than theirs, which results in his attacks being overall inferior, and that's when he has a camera to begin with.
- Gradual Grinder: His Camera Obscura though is best used to chip away at a spirit's health with rapid combos and bonuses, as he can't charge it to levels as high as Rei or Miku.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Indigo, if his clothing and tattoos are to go by.
- Mr. Exposition: Subverted. His chapters are where you usually find the documents that explain the Kuze Family and their rituals, that which lead up to the existence of the Tattoo Curse and the Manor of Sleep.
- Meaningful Name: The character for his name means 'firefly', referring to the light of hope he has for finding a way to end the curse. However, fireflies are also known for their brief lifespans.
- Parental Substitute: He's apparently this for Mio and Mayu.
- Hope Spot: He delivers this for Rei near the end.
- Identical Stranger: To Akito Kashiwagi, Kyouka Kuze's missing lover. As the ghost Brushing Woman, she is not happy to see him.
- Pocket Protector: If you obtain Kyouka's Echo Stone Earring on a second playthrough or later, Reika will spare him at the end of Hour XII.
- Talking in Your Sleep: He does this when he's staying over at Rei's house, pleading for either his nieces or his close friends Mafuyu and Yuu not to leave him behind.
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (Japanese), Kimberly Brooks (English)The tattooed priestess, and possibly the biggest Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds in the series. Like Kirie, she was a Virgin Sacrifice for a ritual that, because of a secret romance and a string of tragic events, lead to her unleashing the Rift and spread her suffering to others through their dreams.
- Break the Cutie: The final straw was Kaname being murdered right in front of her.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: She lived enduring this until the day of her death...
- Disproportionate Retribution: ... And she unleashed it all back, not only at the Kuze Household, but also those who longed to see their lost loved ones like the worshipers.
- Fate Worse Than Death: For eternity, she must dream of the grief engraved on her so that they won't have to.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Taken to literal extremes.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Once the reasons for the ritual are revealed, it's hard to feel sorry for her initial victims.
- Miko: She's the Tattooed Priestess
- Memento MacGuffin: Her Echo Stone Earring, which was a gift from her childhood friend Kaname.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge
- Sole Survivor: Of an avalanche that took out her village and family, hence why she was taken in by the Kuze Manor willingly.
- Storyboard Body: Her body is filled with tattoos, each and every one of them for the pain of someone else.
- Tattooed Crook
- Talking To Herself: Junko Minagawa voices both her and Rei.
- Trauma Conga Line: Dear lord! In order: She lost her family and village to an avalanche, adopted by another family and forced to endure Cold-Blooded Torture until she died during which she finally found love, only to have that love brutally murdered in front of her. Would someone give this girl a hug?!
- Walking Shirtless Scene
Introduced in Fatal Frame IV
Fatal Frame IV
Voiced by: Mamiko NotoThe 17-year-old, soft-spoken protagonist of Fatal Frame IV. She was the last victim of the kidnapping incident and can't remember much about her time on Rougetsu Island. When she hears about the mysterious deaths of the other victims, she decides to return to the island.
- Amnesiac Hero
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Yellow, as the color for her dress and the theme color of the game.
- Meaningful Name: Her name can be read as "the flow of a song". The Tsukimori Song plays a very important role in the story.
- Miko: The true Kiraigou considers her one, as a Tsukimori Shrine Maiden is required to fully complete the ritual and play the Lunar Melody. The practice died out, but Ruka's mother Sayaka took her bloodline as one seriously, teaching her daughter the song.
- Parental Abandonment: Sayaka died of illness some time before Ruka left for Rougetsu Island, and her father Souya was presumably killed during Sakuya's rampage.
- The Piano Player
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
Voiced by: Miyuki SawashiroA strong-willed girl who was kidnapped on Rougetsu Island as a child. Hearing that the other victims are dying mysteriously, she takes Madoka to their childhood place to recover her memories. She's a descendent of the Camera Obscura's inventor, Kunihiko Asou. She inherited a strong sixth sense that leads to her spiritual connection with Sakuya.
- Jerk Ass: She drags an unwilling Madoka to Rougetsu Island (though, admittedly, she's trying to save both their lives)... only to thoughtlessly abandon her because she falls behind, leading to the poor girl's death. She also callously dismisses Madoka's fears, curtly telling her "It's fine, just do what I say."
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Develops into this as the game goes on.
- Pet the Dog: In one Dummied Out diary entry, she would use her sixth sense to sense Madoka's suffering and protect her from Ayako's bullying.
- Psychic Link: With Sakuya.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy to Madoka's girly girl.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.
Voiced by: Saori GotoA reserved girl who was one of the kidnapped victims. After the deaths of her friends, Marie and Tomoe, she was dragged along by Misaki to Rougetsu Island to uncover the truth. She ends up spirited away and reappears as a boss for Ruka and Misaki to fight.
- The Legend of Chekhov: A letter from her mother tells her that their family bloodline will protect her. It doesn't, but the Tsukimori name becomes much more important later in the story.
- Doomed Protagonist: She dies in the first chapter.
- Replacement Goldfish: She believed she was one for Misaki's friend, the mysterious girl in black. In reality it's Sakuya, Misaki's actual friend. The girl in black was a doll Sakuya gave to Misaki.
- The Quiet One
- Sanity Slippage: Her memos hint this happened to her before she died; her writing becomes more childish and disjointed.
- Shrinking Violet
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the girly girl to Misaki's tomboy.
- Turns Red: Like other ghosts, she'll "Bloom" when her health is low, powering her attacks and giving her the chance to kill in one hit.
- When She Smiles: To Misaki in the Photograph Ending.
Voiced by: Katsuyuki KonishiEx-police officer turned detective. He discovered the five abducted girls in a cave beneath Haibara Hospital and has been chasing the perpetrator, You Haibara, ever since. Unlike other playable characters, he uses a device called the Spirit Stone Flashlight to fight ghosts.
- All Love Is Unrequited: He had feelings for Sayaka, Ruka's mother.
- Big Damn Heroes
- Dead All Along
- Determinator: It causes him to be caught in a cycle of pursuing You Haibara until the moment of his death. On a more positive note, it also saves him from the Getsuyuu outbreak. His determination in finding Haibara snaps him out of his fear of Sakuya's distorted face (he caught a glimpse of You running away during so), which would have caused him to Bloom otherwise.
- Lunacy: How the Spirit Stone Flashlight exorcises ghosts: it shines absorbed moonlight from the Spirit Stones to purify their spirits.
- Perma Stubble
- Resurrected for a Job: Played with. The spirit of Sayaka contacts him to aid Ruka when she returns to the island. He's still dead, but it breaks the loop his spirit was trapped in, and later he can join the others to the afterlife.
- Sent Off With A Smile.
- Taking You with Me: How he kills You. Rather than let him escape, he tackles him off the roof so they both fall to their deaths, and right after he was stabbed no less.
- Tomato in the Mirror
- When He Smiles
Voiced by: Rie TanakaThe antagonist of Fatal Frame IV. Her father and brother tried to cure her disease by making her dance in an ancient ritual. The ceremony failed so she now wanders the island inflicting death on all who look at her.
- Brother-Sister Incest: It's implied that Ayako is the daughter of Sakuya and You.
- Came Back Wrong: The ritual did not kill her; only leaving her a state between life and death. However, that allowed her to Bloom, a normally postmortem and contagious symptom of Getsuyuu Syndrome.
- Cool Big Sis: She was this to her brother You, and also fellow patients Misaki and Ayako.
- The Faceless: The nurses often mention that they can't remember her face even after seeing her, which horrified them.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: A subverted trope, her father and brother's obsession with curing her led to them going mad scientist on other patients to find one.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: As the Utsuwa of the Kiraigou, her true purpose is meant to be the vessel in which ghosts are sent through to enter the Afterlife.
- Meaningful Name: The characters of her name are read as "night of the new moon." Saku is also synonymous with the verb "to bloom".
- Sanity Slippage: Came with the later stages of Getsuyuu Syndrome, combined with an immensely powerful sixth sense. The reason why she isn't even referred to by her name early on is that the realization of severe lapses in her own identity caused her to have violent fits.
- Unkempt Beauty: When her face is visible, she's considered to be one of the prettiest characters in the series.
- Yamato Nadeshiko
Introduced in Fatal Frame V
Fatal Frame V
Voiced by: Risa TanedaOne of the protagonists of Fatal Frame V. She is able to see the history of objects she touches and brings people back from the spirit world. She is searching for the owner of the shop, Hisoka Kurosawa, who went missing in the mountains.
- Driven to Suicide: Almost, but was talked down by Hisoka.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Orange/Yellow.
- Sole Survivor: Of a traffic accident.
- Sympathy for the Devil: In both endings, her sympathy towards Ouse Kurosawa lifts the curse off the mountain and soothes Ouse's spirit.
- Together in Death: With Ouse in the bad/bittersweet ending.
Voiced by: Maaya UchidaOne of the protagonists of Fatal Frame V. She is searching for her mother Miku Hinasaki (the protagonist of the first Fatal Frame game and one of the protagonists of the third Fatal Frame game), who went missing when she was young. She never knew the love of a parent, and feels empty. Miu heads to Hikamiyama, believing her mother is there.
- Brother-Sister Incest: What she's implied to be the result of.
- Half-Human Hybrid: As a Yomi Ko, she's the child a woman and a ghost.
- Ms. Fanservice: A flashback shows her modelling in lingerie.
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother disappears when she was 3.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Maroon.
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa SuzukiOne of the protagonists of Fatal Frame V. He is an author who has known Yuuri Kozukata (one of the main protagonists) for a long time. He's quite mischievous, and for that reason, he's scolded by his assistant. After hearing of a custom involving burial photos, he heads out to Hikamiyama to resarch for his new book. He's also a descendent of the Camera Obscura's inventor, Kunihiko Asou through a branch family
- Badass Bookworm: He's a writer, and pretty much the only main character who doesn't get spirited away by the ghosts at some point. He also joins Kei Amakura from FFIII as a male character to survive the game, and he's the only one who's survival is assured, whichever ending you take.
- Identical Grandson: To Dr. Kunihiko Asou, The Inventor of Camera Obscura
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Black.
Voiced by: Wakana YamazakiA Cross Over Playable Character that can only be unlocked after completing the main story.
Ouse KurosawaThe main antagonist of Fatal Frame V. After losing her family to a flood, she gained an extremely strong sixth sense. She was chosen to a be a Great Pillar for the Black Lake, in order to appease the Yomi (Dark Spring) from the Other World at Mount Hikami. However, at the time of the ritual her fellow shrine maidens were being slaughtered, and their emotions that reached her (along with her own to live, not to die with Asou) weakened her resolve, releasing the Yomi from the box she was sealed in. She fell into the Lake as a result, eternally sinking into the depths and becoming a vengeful spirit.
- Body Horror: Because of the Yomi, she looks like a drowned woman, with bluish, disheveled hair clinging to her, and glowing red eyes.
- Love at First Sight: with Kunihiko Asou
- Death Seeker: Inverted. In order for the Yuukon Rituals to be successful, they (the Togoshiebana Brides) must want to die with the man they are married to for all of eternity. Ouse secretly wanted for her and Asou to live together.
- Dying Alone: In the Good Ending, she accepts dying despite this, because Yuuri sympathized with her suffering. With that, she fulfills her duty to take back and seal away all of the the Yomi.
- Together in Death: The strongest form of the Yuukon Ritual sacrifice is when a man picks one of the Togoshiebana brides to marry and they are sacrificed together into the Black Lake. Ouse from the failed ritual calls for someone to "die with her". In the bad ending, Yuuri throws herself and Ouse off the cliff to put this trope to appease eachothers' loneliness.
- Woman in Black
- Woman in White: In the past, and then again in the Good End.
Voiced by: Natsumi TakamoriA white-haired young girl who appears around Katashiro Shrine and has a connection with Kunihiko Asou in their childhood.
- Childhood Marriage Promise: She had always wanted for Asou to become her yuukon partner. He agreed, but was so traumatised by her death that he forgot all about her.
- Creepy Child: Is this as a ghost.
- Emotionless Girl: Doesn't show many strong emotions.
- Forgotten Childhood Friend: to Kunihiko Asou
- I Will Wait for You: She has been waiting for Kunihiko all this time.
- Mystical White Hair: Cause by her albinism, but is seen as a sign of her great spiritual power.