The Touhou Doujin
series has quite a few original characters, not to mention some canon characters have very... specific
depictions, and thus, there's a page to cover that.
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An egocentric, eccentric
, geeky, yet lovable
youkai from the outside world who lives in a floating mansion known as The Dawitsu Mansion. His signature ability is his ability to mimic others' abilities, and he thus can form all kinds of combination spell-cards (not to mention cram in as many Shout Outs
- Adorkable: Dawitsu is the typical lovable geek; obsessed with collecting things, awkward about the issue of love, selfish at times and somewhat intelligent, yet when it comes to being a good friend or being altruistic, he'll never let you down.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Dawitsu is hopelessly in love with Yutaka, a fact obvious from at least Grimoire of Dawitsu onwards.
- All Your Powers Combined: He can occasionally mimic techniques which are actually the result of many peoples' actions, notably he copies Team Dark's 'Chaos Inferno' in Jean's Magical Education.
- Ambiguously Tengu: He's repeatedly mistaken for one due to wearing a tokin and having the same lack of defining features (such as wings and the likes) and being a youkai. He also loves gossip, and there are hints throughout the series that Aya has a slight crush on him. Despite this, Dawitsu himself claims he isn't.
- Amicable Exes: Is still very good friends with Sakuya, even post-breakup.
- An Ice Person: Dawitsu puts out a fire using PK Freeze Omega.
- Attention Whore: Boy, is he. He starts a fight with Jean because he's the reincarnation of Myouren Hijiri, posing threat to his 'rightful spot' as main character (even though the name of the current book is Jean's Magical Education... he isn't the main character there).
- Author Avatar: Subverted. He's more like a flanderized version of the author, in some sense, and he certainly doesn't voice the author's opinions, yet his looks and nationality are based on the author's own.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Whenever Dawitsu gets serious, he usually will kick ass in some way, shape, or form. Except when against Reimu or Yukari.
- Brilliant but Lazy: Dawitsu shows signs of intelligence at times, likes to play Chess, and is qualified as a veterinary surgeon in the outside world, using such skills to save Sakuya's life. However, he is often outsmarted by many other characters, and often acts far more immature than his supposed intelligence would imply.
- British Stuffiness: Isn't stuffy at all.
- Camp Straight: Certainly camp (he loves to dance to J-pop in choreographed routines, gets on with women well, not exactly manly, cross-dresses with little protest, drives a Pink Cadillac in Holiday Edition...), yet definitely straight (Sakuya and him become Friends with Benefits, he's constantly crushing over Yutaka, he acknowledges several of the Touhou girls as attractive, has a thing for Zettai Ryouiki...)
- The Chew Toy: Out of all the characters, Dawitsu is the most likely to get beaten senselessly. And usually he deserves it...
- Chivalrous Pervert: Dawitsu's value system seems to be this; it's fine to comment on a woman's good looks, but emotionally hurting her is off the plate. In fact, he's generally more concerned about the object of his affection than he is about himself.
- Clone Degeneration: Dawitsu can clone himself, forming Chibi versions of himself, but their life span is extremely short and they are not always the sharpest tools in the shed.
- Cool Hat: His tokin.
- Cool Teacher: Subverted in that he tries to be cool to the kids he ends up teaching, but fails miserably.
- Costume Copycat
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Dawitsu is a wacky, often dense kind of guy, but if you genuinely anger him or upset him, he becomes a force of nature. Or at the very least, has an overly-planned revenge scheme at hand, as Hatate's case proved.
- Drag Queen: Of the straight variety. He happily dresses as a maid if it's for Yutaka.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Subverted. Only Yutaka and Ran, who call him 'Boss' and 'Master' respectively.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: He can imitate the frickin laser beam, the Master Spark, without even requiring the hakkero.
- Friend to All Children: Dawitsu shows his soft spot for the immature all the way back in Dawitsu's Folly by reading to his new shikigami's shikigami, Chen, a bedtime story. He also takes to teaching Flandre well, and works hard to make her grow up and develop as a person in Recompense. Also, all the way in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, he and Medicine 'Merriment' hit it off instantly, and Dawitsu throws the doll-sized girl up repeatedly, making her laugh her head off and in general making the reader think he'd be a great father. He also expresses a desire to have children, but seems to have accepted he'll never find someone to have children with. However, this trope is Zig Zagged, as he's awful at teaching groups of children at the human village, and is hated by the children despite his best efforts to be down with the kids.
- Gary Stu: Subverted. Dawitsu is a Self Insert, yet is very subject to the flaws of most people. He's not treated well by people he's a jerk to, and he's treated well by people he's friends with. Any action that he does which is selfish, he'll almost instantly feel bad about, but sometimes, he cannot instantly reconcile with the person he's wronged. Overall, he's closer to a real person than a Gary Stu, yet still has some lingering traits of one.
- Genre Savvy: Boy, is he... he repeatedly paints the medium, acknowledges if things went smoothly, there'd be no story, and sometimes flat-out says he's an original character of a fanfiction.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: There are many hints throughout the series that show that Dawitsu doesn't have the highest of self-esteems. For one, he never considers himself to be a good boyfriend, and many of his attempts to joke revolve around calling himself a 'loser', which suggests he genuinely feels that way about himself. He also repeatedly talks about how selfish he is, ad nauseum to some readers.
- Hidden Depths: On the surface, Dawitsu's a loud, proud geek who's quite sociable, and is somewhat arrogant and self-assured. However, in private, Dawitsu can range from a warm, caring person who's perfectly prepared to put himself on the line for his friends to an emotional wreck who cannot get over his love for Yutaka and fears Dying Alone.
- Insecure Love Interest: He really can't give himself a break on this; firstly in Holiday Edition, Sakuya wants to be with him, but he's afraid he'd let her down due to the fact he's a Youkai and she's a human, meaning he'd stay young while she'd age in a committed relationship. He finally settles for Friends with Benefits until Sakuya finds herself a good human man. Secondly, it's revealed in Jean's Magical Education that Ran is desperately in love with Dawitsu, but he isn't sure (after his trainwreck of a relationship with Sakuya, as well as having a one-sided crush on Yutaka) if he can be a good boyfriend to her.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Dawitsu certainly doesn't care about age barriers. He's friends with humans, and Yutaka is half his age.
- I Was Beaten by a Girl: Several times. He's Genre Savvy enough to not even mention this... really, losing to People Of Mass Destruction is nothing to be ashamed of.
- Julius Beethoven Da Vinci: Dawitsu (and his family) existed in the outside world without raising suspicion by being relocated and renamed throughout history.
- Last Name Basis: Apparently invoked by the author, as apparently Dawitsu's first name is an Old Shame for him, thus most people refer to him as 'you' or 'Dawitsu'. Yutaka and Ran call him 'Boss' and 'Master' respectively, though.
- Large Ham: Part of his Refuge in Audacity is that he's hammy as hell, and will do his very best to steal the show by spazzing around.
- Lolicon: Subverted. Dawitsu loves Yutaka both for her personality and her looks, and she looks like a young teenager. However, he doesn't have any sort of attraction to emotionally immature people, and doesn't take advantage of say, Flandre when she declares that she wants to marry him. In the Epilogue, he tells Patricia that he'd never try anything with her despite her adoptive parent, Reimu's suspicions about him.
- Master of Disguise: Via use of a cigarette case that causes him to change appearance...
- Mayfly-December Romance: He and Sakuya. It doesn't work out because of this trope, or rather, Dawitsu feels bad due to it. They end it when Sakuya finds someone willing to commit to her beyond Friends with Benefits.
- Medium Awareness: Dawitsu openly states the story's a fanfiction at one point.
- Memetic Sex God: In-universe. Tokage and fellow mayohigans form a Dawitsu fan club after seeing him walking with Yukari, and apparently this makes him not only her boyfriend, but the the sexiest thing alive, despite his non-descript, average looks.
- Occidental Otaku: Dawitsu is british, yet has an obsession with manga and anime, as well as video games in general.
- Official Couple: With Ran of all people.
- Power Copying: His signature ability.
- Really 700 Years Old: Dawitsu's three-hundred and eighteen, yet looks like a man in his early twenties.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Yutaka's blue.
- Refuge in Audacity: Dawitsu quite obviously at times uses his lame, not-so-funny jokes to try and change the subject from something that clearly has upset him...
- Sad Clown: Whenever something is upsetting to him, he tends to either ham it up or make a joke.
- Ship Tease: With Sakuya, Yutaka, Alice, Hebiko, and Ran. So totally not a Gary Stu.
- Techno Babble: Somewhat prone to it, although Yutaka's worse.
- The Genie Knows Jack Nicholson: Justified in-universe- he's lived in the outside world and is very well in tune with pop culture because of it.
- Time Master: Only when he's in possession of the necessary MacGuffin. He uses Sakuya's watch in Dawitsu's Folly, and a replica chaos emerald in Jean's Magical Education.
- Uncle Pennybags: When on his holiday in the outside world, courtesy of Yutaka.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Averted. Dawitsu has absolutely no qualms attacking females, and shows that he's willing to use physical violence against Yukari in their Good Old Fisticuffs moment in Dawitsu's folly.
and best friend of Mateyuu Dawitsu, and a youkai magician. Unlike her hammy
Boss, she is the stoic, intelligent, yet secretly devious emotional support who is capable of manipulating matter into other forms of matter. Also, unlike her boss, she is a pacifist
, and is not that good at Danmaku.
- Actual Pacifist: Most of the time, at least.
- Battle Couple: With Patchouli, rarely.
- Covert Pervert: Yutaka is the most likely candidate to deliver Fridge Logic-level subtlety innuendos, not to mention she seems to understand totally how a straight girl's mind works in relation to men despite being a lesbian herself.
- Cute Bookworm: She's a magician, and thus she's quite bookish. She is also cute. However, she is socially capable, more so than the likes of her boss, so she's actually a subversion despite hitting the trope name to a tee.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Occasionally wears an outfit like this.
- Eyes Always Closed: So much so that you know something's significant if she actually opens them.
- Girl Friday: She plays this trope fairly straight earlier on in the series, being one to Dawitsu.
- Gossipy Hens: Has a gossipy streak, for sure.
- Hot Teacher: To the human village schoolchildren (the males, obviously).
- Insistent Terminology: Dawitsu's not her master, or even 'Dawitsu', for that matter... he's always referred to as 'Boss' by Yutaka.
- Insufferable Genius: Has traits of one.
- Kawaiiko: Subverted in that she's actually more mature than Dawitsu in attitude.
- Lipstick Lesbian: She's certainly feminine, and ends up with Patchouli, who's an equally feminine lesbian.
- Moe: Invoked.
- Mundane Utility: Yutaka has the almost earth-shattering ability to transform matter. And naturally uses it to make some kickass appliances, an homage to Portal, and many other small, mundane uses.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She has a penchant for Gothic Clothing, loves a rather creepy Raggedy Andy Doll, and if the animations are to be believed, she has fun with the idea of a vampire apocalypse, as well as unflinchingly extracting organs from people for scientific examination.
- Official Couple: With Patchouli. She even marries her in book eight.
- Only Sane Man: Compared to the rest of her household, she certainly is this.
- Pair the Smart Ones: Ends up with Patchouli.
- Perpetual Smiler: Yutaka constantly smiles, but it doesn't appear to be hiding anything, and the narration often lets us know whether her current smile is genuine or not.
- Power Of The Storm: Using her matter-altering abilities, she's able to create artificial environments, and even makes a rainstorm in Jean's Magical Education.
- Rags to Riches: Yutaka left her country of Origin, Japan, to get out of what she considered to be an unstable country in regards to weather, but couldn't find a job or home in England, and thus she was homeless. Dawitsu found her, gave her a home, first as a paid servant, then head servant (to the point where his other servants quit because of obvious favoritism), and finally, Shikigami, and in theory, she's also the beneficiary of the Dawitsu Mansion in the event of Dawitsu's death.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's one hundred and fifty nine, yet appears to be a young teenager.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Dawitsu's Red.
- Security Blanket: Yutaka loves her slightly creepy Raggedy Andy Doll, but doesn't take it with her in public, instead she simply sleeps with it.
- Servile Snarker: More noticeable the later on in the series you get, very noticeable in her Walfas incarnation.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Loves to talk in this and Techno Babble.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Let's see... she's been in an Elegant Gothic Lolita outfit, implied to have a Joshikousei outfit, and makes all of the women attending her hen party (including herself) into a Hot Librarian outfit, and it's implied she's been in many other cosplay outfits, such as Haruhi Suzumiya cosplay. And she knows Dawitsu likes it, but continues regardless.
- Shipper on Deck: Likes to play this role later in the series, as she believes her Boss needs a girlfriend badly.
- Ship Tease: With Dawitsu.
- Shorter Means Smarter
- Smart People Play Chess: Yutaka likes to play Chess and Shogi, and is apparently quite good at it.
- Techno Babble: Out of her and Dawitsu, she is the most prone, but he's not innocent in the category either.
- The Stoic
- The Not-Love Interest: To Dawitsu.
- The Tease: Yutaka openly admits she likes flirting with Dawitsu even though she knows it's wrong.
- Undying Loyalty: To Dawitsu. She pines over him under Yukari's command, saves his life in Recompense, and unlike Dawitsu, believes if they were to have got married, they still have remained friends in the process. Her loyalty stems from the fact she was once homeless before she learnt magic, and Dawitsu took her in.
- Witch Species
- You Gotta Have Salmon Hair
- Zettai Ryouiki: Yutaka occasionally dresses in an Elegant Gothic Lolita outfit with thigh-highs.
Jean Franc Levoisier
Jean Franc is a perfectly normal twenty-three year old human who gets dragged in Gensokyo when Reimu, following Yutaka's advice, decides to visit the outside world to look for a boyfriend and ends up in Paris
. Initially, Reimu puts him up at the shrine, but by the end of Dawitsu's Recompense he has become Marisa's apprentice and lives at her house in the forest
. He is a level-headed and kind-hearted man, and, despite his slightly unkempt nature, he is quite popular with the ladies
, but he isn't really interested in romance, as he's still trying to get over the grief due to the loss of his beloved wife. And he also is the reincarnation of Hijiri Myouren, Byakuren's younger brother
- Accidental Misnaming: Jean is always referred to as 'Michel' by Tokage until chapter 14 of Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, despite his many attempts to tell her otherwise.
- Badass Longcoat: His character artwork seems to make him have something of one.
- Badass Normal: The closest there is to one in this series, in a similar vain to Marisa (he has to work for his skills).
- Blunt Metaphors Trauma: As well as the poor french speech, Jean sometimes gets English turns of phrases wrong on account that it is his second language.
- Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: At first he is quite cowardly, though it's understandable, with him being only a common human in a land full of trigger-happy and extremely powerful youkai.
- Chick Magnet: Especially towards younger ones, it seems. And crazy Youkai Lizards.
- Children Raise You: He, along with Reimu and Marisa, all work together to raise Patricia Hakurei, the adoptive child of Reimu's given by Yukari at some point between Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding and the Epilogue.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Towards the end of the series, it's fairly apparent that Jean prefers the company of Marisa over Reimu (for legitimate reasons, like Marisa not trying it on with him all the time), yet he feels that because Reimu has saved his life multiple times and brought him into Gensokyo in the first place, he has to spend time with her and remain her friend. In the end, his loyalty to both shows through greatly, and he even assists Reimu in raising Patricia Hakurei.
- Cool Teacher: Has one in the form of Marisa, and presumably becomes one to Patricia, and according to Reimu, is 'too nice' to her.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: While not crazy, he could be considered a downplayed example given that his wife's death left him with virtually nothing to live for, causing him to alienate himself from his friends and abandon his hometown without so much of an afterthought, meaning he certainly had a greater-than-usual attachment to his wife. He's such a good person that it's hard to see, but he certainly does have a clingy side towards his dead wife.
- Crusading Widower: His wife died of Motoneurone syndrome, and it's implied that he wanted to Mercy Kill her due to seeing the suffering in her eyes. This left him with nothing in the outside world, and his odd way of coping with his grief led to the alienation of his friends. However, he's a subversion, as despite having nothing to live for, he soon gains something to live for, and is shown to be one of the kindest, if not the kindest people in the series, and his actions are far from motivated by revenge.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially in French.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Seems to do this with coffee in his first appearance.
- Friendless Background: Subverted. He did have friends, and even offers to set Reimu up with one of his friends, but it's implied that he drove most, if not all of them away with his excessive grieving of his dead wife, Patricia.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Gains a penchent for using them coutesy of Marisa.
- Gratuitous French: Zig-zagged. While he is French, he generally speaks English (because for some reason, people in Gensokyo speak English. It's even lampshaded by the author). Sometimes, though, he speaks French, either to get a snide remark past the radar, or when he gets emotionally worked up. Unluckily, the author doesn't know French, so Jean's French too is a little... broken.
- Heroic Safe Mode: He seems to be in this when he's first introduced, staying at a Cafe late at night, seemingly to drown his sorrows.
- Just Friends: How he and his wife started out- Patricia even helped Jean set himself up with a crush when he was in school before Jean realized that Patricia loved him all along, and wanted to be more than friends.
- I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham: His attitude to Marisa's bracket fungus soup with earthworms to taste.
- The Lost Lenore: His wife, Patricia Levoisier. She died of motoneurone syndrome, and it's implied that Jean drove away his friends with his excessive grieving, even though from his perspective they abandoned him. In the end, he names Reimu's adoptive daughter and eventual successor after her, christening her 'Patricia Hakurei'. It also takes at least twenty years for Jean to even consider romance.
- Lovable Coward: He is a kind-hearted and likeable man, but when faced with Gensokyo's denizens he really can't do much except run. Well, at first.
- Mistaken for Pedophile: Metafictional example, though it's most likely the author intended for Jean to be misjudged- many reviewers thought when Jean took Reimu back to his apartment that he was going to try to rape her, but in fact, he just pumps up an air bed for her and lets her stay the night.
- Nice Guy: Caring, chivalrous and self-sacrificing. Probably the best person in the series.
- Non-Action Guy: Well, at first.
- Oblivious to Love: Zig-Zagged. Jean is well aware of Reimu's crush on him, and he is not happy about it. Same with Tokage's, to an even greater extent. However, he's surprised to find Marisa has a superficial crush on him, even though she had subtly been giving away signs of it. In the epilogue, Jean seems to have warmed to Marisa.
- Official Couple: A last-minute one in the Epilogue- with Marisa.
- Perma Stubble: Jean is referred to as having 'rugged stubble' by Dawitsu, and he always seems to be described as having stubble of some sorts.
- The Philosopher: He is actually somewhat insightful, and certainly has a theological mindset that tends towards Buddhism. This is most likely because he's the reincarnation of Myouren Hijiri.
- Poirot Speak: Inverted. Jean says simple words in English with ease, but finds complex English words difficult to figure out, and will often suffer from Blunt Metaphors Trauma because of this.
- Reincarnation: He's the reincarnation of Myouren Hijiri.
- The So-Called Coward: Smart person would be closer to the mark while he's still a powerless normal human.
- Took a Level in Badass: Courtesy of Marisa
- True Companions: With Reimu and Marisa.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Inverted. Jean is the one guy, and Reimu and Marisa are the two girls.
- Unkempt Beauty: Jean is certainly this if his luck with the ladies is anything to go by.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Despite Reimu is pretty damn selfish regarding him, he refrains. Reimu says this is too chivalrous of him... and considering the kinds of people that live in Gensokyo, she's probably right.
A somewhat mentally unstable
Lizard Youkai which lives in the village of Mayohiga. She's obsessed with shipping Dawitsu and Yukari
and ends up writing a horrible mess of a fanfiction
dedicated to her delusions.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To both Dawitsu and Jean.
- All Women Are Lustful: Up to Eleven.
- Character Development: Tokage does become... a tad more normal over time.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Just watch this introductory video of her and decide for yourself. This raises more questions than it answers.
- Competition Freak: Tokage, just like Hebiko, is this.
- Curtains Match the Window: Green hair, green eyes.
- Delusions Of Grandeur: Boy, does she have this... she thinks she's genuinely talented, when she's actually awful at writing.
- Fetish: Tokage has an acquired Bandage Fetish from Sakuya's experience while she was Friends with Benefits with Dawitsu.
- Fridge Horror: Most of her fic could be interpreted as looking Through the Eyes of Madness... and this is a world where beautiful, kind people get inexplicably attacked and almost raped on a regular basis. The way Tokage sees the world is truly horrifying, in one way.
- Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter: At one point, Dawitsu is heard by Tokage saying 'Yes! Yes! YES! In your face, Ran! You're next, Yukari!', and she proceeds to assume it's sexual, and asks what it was that went in Ran's face...
- Healing Factor: Tokage survives her legs and arms being severed from her torso, and comes back later with them fully grown. Of course, being a lizard, this makes sense.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Tokage desperately wants to be a famous writer of Gensokyo, but her writing isn't exactly... good. Or for human eyes.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: It's implied that Tokage is extremely lonely, and alienates the one friend she had (Hebiko) by becoming obsessed with her fanfiction.
- In Love with Love: Tokage's attitude to love fits this to a tee, subverted in that she doesn't search for love herself.
- Insane Troll Logic: Her reasoning on why her book is popular (because people love it, not because people are buying it out of Bile Fascination) and her reaction to Dawitsu throwing up at her book, to her, means he was so moved that he felt nauseous.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Having the ability to regrow her limbs means she can take nar enough anything the world can throw at her. She even shrugs off being left for dead in this video.
- Jerkass: She's notably mean-spirited at times, and everyone portrayed in her fanfiction is an evil, sadistic monster, regardless of how kind the person is in real life.
- Jerkass Woobie: She certainly goes through her fair share of trauma courtesy of Yuuka. Makes you wonder if she deserved it.
- Little Bit Beastly: Surprisingly, of a reptile. Tokage has both a forked tongue and a lizard's tail.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: What she develops into.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is Japanese for 'Cold-blooded Lizard'.
- Meganekko: If her character artwork is to be believed.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In this fan-made Midquel between her in-universe book's publication and Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, Tokage comes to the realization that her work is not all she thinks it is.
- Non-Mammalian Hair
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: She's a lizard youkai, yet has a noticeable bust in artwork.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Her attitude is ridiculously immature, and she's more than a little loopy.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Hebiko's blue.
- Right Way/Wrong Way Pair: Tokage's the wrong way to Hebiko's right way.
- The Rival: To Hebiko.
- Shipper on Deck: She loves the idea of Dawitsu and Yukari being together, as unlikely as that may be.
- Stealth Pun: Tokage is a reptilian youkai. The reptilian complex is a segment of the brain that deals with love. Tokage is obsessed with the concept of true love.
- Straw Character: Of Badfic writers.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
A considerably more normal Lizard Youkai that also lives in Mayohiga, and the calm character foil
to Tokage. She starts writing fanfiction too, but only because she wants to beat Tokage at her own game
, and surprisingly, is rather good at it. 'Bimyouna' is a Nom De Plume
surname, and her real surname is unknown.
- Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Her only motivation for writing is to beat Tokage.
- Blinding Bangs: In her artwork, her Messy Hair covers her eyes.
- Break the Cutie: Seems to have gone through many instances of this in her life.
- Butt Monkey: To the universe, according to this video.
- Competition Freak: Her competitiveness was what caused her to write.
- The Eeyore: Oh so much in the Walfas Series, as well as in Bunbunmaru Spirit News, although she also retains a little sardonic wit, sometimes in the form of Gallows Humor.
- First Name Basis: No-one knows her real surname.
- Flat Character: To the point where an entire video introducing her character openly mocks this fact and makes it into a plot point.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Hebiko is stated to be a loner a few times, and the fact that she tolerated Tokage as a friend suggests she's pretty desperate for company. Even after she stops being friends with Tokage, her Tanabata Tanzaku is for her and Tokage to be friends again. Fortunately, her situation changes as the books progress.
- Jade-Colored Glasses
- Just Friends: With Dawitsu. Subverted in that that's really the case.
- Law of Inverse Fertility: Was diagnosed with infertility, and due to desperately wanting to have children, was diagnosed with Chronic Depression soon afterwards.
- Lemony Narrator: She is this in her fanfiction.
- Little Bit Beastly: Hebiko, like Tokage, has a large lizard tail in character art.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is Japanese for 'Subtle Snake-girl'.
- Messy Hair: In her artwork. According to this video, it was the result of her stopping caring about her looks while rebuilding her house (as part of a greater Trauma Conga Line).
- Nice Gal: Hebiko donates all her profits from her fanfiction being bought to the school at the human village.
- Nom De Plume: 'Bimyouna' is a made-up surname.
- Non-Mammalian Hair
- Only One Name: Hebiko is only known as 'Hebiko' by most characters, and her surname is unknown.
- Only Sane Man: Well, when you consider who she's up against...
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Tokage's red. Ironic, as in her character art, her hair color is red...
- Right Way/Wrong Way Pair: Hebiko's the right way to Tokage's wrong way.
- Ship Tease: A little with Dawitsu, spending Tanabata with him.
- Smart People Play Chess: Is said to play chess with Dawitsu every now and then.
- Stepford Snarker: Is snarky and sarcastic to hide the pain.
- Trauma Conga Line: Her past sucked (Her romantic life in tatters, a normal friend (Ichirin) who abandoned her, her house burning down, being diagnosed with infertility and chronic depression, and finally, when it seems the universe is finally throwing her a bone, the egg she finds hatches into Bertrand, her former pet lizard, who dies as a hatchling).
- You Gotta Have Maroon Hair
The Half-ghosts (Hemi, Demi, Semi and Point-five)
A set of half-ghosts living in the Netherworld who are good friends and band-mates of Youmu Konpaku. Hemi is lead guitarist, Demi is the bassist, Semi is the Keyboard player, and Point-five is the drummer, with Youmu as the singer. Tropes relating to Youmu as part of their band will also be here.
- Amicable Exes: Demi and Semi are implied to be this multiple times.
- Blinding Bangs: Demi.
- Brilliant but Lazy: Hemi. She is the least invested in the music, yet is clearly able to play a killer guitar solo.
- Cool Shades: Semi and Point-five.
- Curtains Match the Window: Hemi has purple eyes and hair.
- Doing It for the Art: Demi, Semi, and Youmu, at least.
- Dumb and Drummer: Averted. Point-five seems to be moderately smart, if a little flat. She doesn't speak much, however, is responsible for writing at least some of the band's songs.
- Face of the Band: Youmu, in-universe. She's the singer, and the most famous in the Netherworld out of the band.
- Five-Man Band
- Flat Character: All of them are not particularly well-developed, but Point-five takes the cake.
- Four Philosophy Ensemble: Hemi's the Cynic, Demi's the Optimist, Semi and Youmu are the Realist, and Point-five is the Apathetic.
- Freudian Trio: The three most characterized band members- Youmu is Ego, Demi is Id, Semi is Superego.
- King Incognito: Demi, to some extent. Despite being the bassist, he's also the founder and major writer for the band, though Point-five helps write lyrics.
- Lead Bassist: Demi, a mixture of type B and type C.
- Name's the Same: Hemi shares her name with another fictional Half-ghost...
- Nobody Loves the Bassist: Subverted with Demi. He's the only male of the group, and thus, when male vocals are required, he sings with Youmu, as well as being the founder of the band (as said in the now-removed 'Question Time' fanfic). He's also responsible for writing a lot of their songs, if the epilogue's anything to go by.
- Odd Name Out: Demi, Semi, Hemi, Point-five and... Youmu?
- Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Lunasa assumes this of the band. She's actually unfounded, as none of them are like this.
- Technician Versus Performer: The band is a mixture of both: Youmu, Demi, and Semi are performers, Hemi's a technician, and Point-five is a technician that seems to want to be a performer.
- The Power of Rock: Youmu thinks her band could help attain 'world peace', as does Demi.
- The Quiet One: Point-five.
- Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed. Hemi is only in it to tag along and be famous, but it's clear that without her, they wouldn't be a band.
- Tomboy: Both Semi and Point-five dress like this. Semi wears a three-piece suit and a bowler hat, and Point-five wears a thick, blue jumper. Both wear sunglasses.
- You Gotta Have Technicolor Hair: Hemi has purple hair, Semi has dark blue hair with red tips, and Point-five has Blue Hair with black tips.
Mateyuu Dawitsu's younger brother, only seen in person in Holiday Edition, although he appears in flashbacks and via phone-call in Dawitsu's Recompense. He has the ability to control marine life, similar to a certain superhero
, a point he instantly lampshades
. Prefers to be called 'Tom', as his Engrish name was chosen by Mateyuu himself during his last relocation
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Tomasu does really love his brother, and it's revealed that in his otaku brother's absence, he went to comicon because he missed him. He also hugs his older brother in the first scene he's in.
- Big Brother Bully: Inverted. Tomasu, the younger brother, bullies Mateyuu relentlessly, mocking him for being a 'Weeaboo' and genuinely resenting him for keeping Shikigami.
- Camp Straight: More subtle than the likes of his brother, but he does drive a Porsche...
- Covert Pervert: Subtly hits on Sakuya when they meet.
- Good Is Not Nice: Tomasu's moral standards don't allow for 'slavery', and so he disapproves of Mateyuu's keeping of Shikigami. Which makes him slightly hypocritical as he presumably Mind Rapes the fish he controls, although he does go out of his way to make his fish live in an environment as close to nature as possible.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Tomasu Dawitsu has the lame power of controlling fish, just like the equally mocked Aquaman. Oh well, it doesn't matter to him- he doesn't want to be a superhero, just a collector and vendor of extremely rare fish, causing him to build up an immense fortune for himself.
- Hidden Depths: Tomasu comes off as a callous jerkass, but in fact, he's simply a caring, hard-working man who has a genuine appreciation for all life, even the likes of Jellyfish.
- Insistent Terminology: While not insistent, Tomasu prefers not to call Youkai 'Youkai', but instead 'supernatural types'.
- Jerkass: Has a slightly jerkish sense of humor, and is more than a little mean to his older brother, and at times for good reason.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Tomasu is quite caustic towards his brother, and this seems to be rooted in his brother's employment of servants and lack of hard work, which most likely stems from his being a Self-Made Man.
- Julius Beethoven Da Vinci: Just like Mateyuu, he has been 'relocated' several times by the government, and it's revealed that his name was chosen by Mateyuu, and resents the fact it's Engrish.
- Mind Rape: Presumably how he catches his various specimens- by forcing them against their will to be caught by him.
- Not So Different: Tomasu hates Mateyuu for keeping Shikigami, who he refers to as 'slaves'. Tomasu Mind Rapes and keeps countless fish. Mateyuu treats his Shikigami with kindness, making him less morally ambiguous. Tomasu similarly goes out of his way to make sure that the aquariums he keeps his fish in are as close to nature as possible, negating his cruelty also.
- Odd Friendship: Seems to have this with Yutaka, and has more openly shown respect for her than he does his own brother. He even says that Yutaka is smarter than his brother.
- Psychic Powers: As mentioned above, he can Mind Rape aquatic life.
- Punch Clock Villain: Implied. Tomasu claims to be selling fish to a shifty-looking man with a large mustache reminiscent of a Bond Villain. His older brother assumes this client is buying carnivorous sharks.
- Refuge in Audacity: Similarly to his brother, if a subject is depressing or upsetting to him, he tries to change the subject by being loud and obnoxious.
- Refusal of the Call: While Mateyuu seems to find learning combat techniques and spell-cards fun, Tomasu does not care for such things, and instead uses his powers to make a business.
- Self-Made Man: While Mateyuu got the Dawitsu Mansion, Tomasu inherited a large fortune, and used this to buy an aquarium and establish a small, but elite, high-paying business for himself, making him a far greater success than Mateyuu, who was merely a veterinarian (not that that's anything to be sniffed at).
- Shark Tunnel: Tomasu's aquarium, given that it has the rarest specimens on earth, also has a 'chondricthyes section', which in plain English means a Shark, Skate, Ray, and Chimaera section.
- Sibling Rivalry: It's closer to animosity- both he and Mateyuu act like they are being polite to each other, but constantly throw Stealth Insults at each other.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Perhaps.
- Stealth Insult: He loves using these.
- The Resenter: To some degree. His resentment is actually justified, in a sense.
- The Unfavorite: Implied to be the case- Tomasu got money while Mateyuu got the family mansion.
Unnamed Oni Shikigami
The adoptive daughter of Reimu Hakurei, only seen in the Epilogue
, as she was not born pre-Time Skip
, and by the time of the Epilogue, she's thirteen years of age. She was raised by Reimu, Jean, and Marisa, and has a good amount of each in her personality.
She is set to be Reimu's successor, but is notably inexperienced.
- Affectionate Nickname: Patty seems to be hers.
- Anti-Hero: Rarely. She tortures a Dawitsu Chibi Clone for information on the incident she's solving, but regrets her actions after discovering they only live for a day.
- Bat Deduction: She seems to have inherited it from Reimu.
- Boring Invincible Hero: She's this, just like Reimu, and knows it. Ultimately, her battle with Dawitsu and Marisa subverts the trope.
- Composite Character: It's to be expected when she's been raised by Reimu, Jean, and Marisa.
- Dead Guy Junior: Patricia Hakurei was named by Jean after his deceased wife, Patricia Levoisier.
- Deadpan Snarker: Oh so much in 'Twenty Years Later: Reimu's Successor'. Almost every other line she has is sarcastic in some way.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: A recurring attitude of hers with regards to Dawitsu, Yuugi, and Marisa holding back in battle.
- Freudian Slip: Calling Reimu 'Mum'.
- Genre Savvy: Patricia doesn't want to be a 'side character'. This wish gets granted in 'Reimu's Successor'. Her Genre-Savviness then extends to knowing she's a Boring Invincible Hero and therefore never really sees her adventures as a threat. This doesn't end well for her.
- Graceful Loser: After losing to Marisa and Dawitsu, Patricia is out and out happy that she lost, due to not wanting to be pitied.
- Happily Adopted
- Has Two Mommies: And a daddy. However, Reimu is clearly her motherly figure.
- Heartwarming Orphan: She's so damn positive about her relationship with Reimu, and considers her a mother despite mostly calling her 'Reimu'.
- Hero of Another Story: She has apparently solved a few incidents.
- Identical Stranger: Patricia looks an awful lot like Reimu despite not being blood-related to her.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Dawitsu and seemingly on casual terms with Yukari.
- I Work Alone: Has to be reminded that she averts this to break down her arrogance.
- Kid Hero: She seems to be becoming this.
- Miko: Well, she is the successor to Reimu.
- Nice Gal: Similarly to her Uncle Jean, she shows that she's kind enough to let Youkai on the shrine grounds even though it's really her duty not to.
- Not a Morning Person: Inverted. She gets up at five in the morning and goes to bed early, much to the annoyance of Reimu.
- Not Now, Kiddo: Seems to be on the receiving end of this a lot.
- Odd Friendship: With Dawitsu. Turns out she actually has a subconscious thing for him, if only there's not much choice in the male department.
- Scars Are Forever: As a result of her fight with 'the creature' in Reimu's Successor, she now has second-degree burns on her lower legs.
- Smug Shrine Maiden In-training: She certainly thinks she's talented, but Reimu's fortunately mature enough to bring her down to earth. Her smugness only increases over Reimu's Successor, although a loss to Marisa and Dawitsu helps curb it.
- Sketchy Successor: Her training is incomplete, and she's three years younger than when Reimu did the bulk of her incident solving, and so she is not quite as skilled as Reimu yet. That said, she kicks the asses of both Patchouli and Yutaka... at the same time. Goes on to kick even more ass as Reimu's Successor progresses.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Begins to develop this as she becomes aware that she's a Boring Invincible Hero.
- Tsundere: Reimu's attitude seems to have rubbed off on her.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about Reimu's adopted child without finding out that every Hakurei Shrine Maiden has been adopted by their predecessor as an orphan.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: She's certainly more calm and intelligent than the average thirteen year-old, but has hints of immaturity every now and then.
'The creature'/The Gizoid/Okuu Junior
The mysterious antagonist of Reimu's Successor. Doesn't seem to have any particular aims except mindless destruction, and remains invisible most of the time
. At first. Once under the control of Utsuho Reiuji, it becomes her dragon and is revealed to be the Gizoid, a robot evocative of the robot of the same name from Sonic Battle, and is a creation of Dawitsu's.
- Affectionate Nickname: 'Okuu Junior', courtesy of Utsuho.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV- it is only doing what it was programmed to do.
- Arm Cannon: Possesses one.
- Battle Butler: To Utsuho. Dawitsu may have intended this for it too.
- Become a Real Boy: Seems to want genuine friendship outside of a Master Registry, and gets one in Utsuho, and this trope was stated ad verbatim by Dawitsu in order to erase the Master Registry.
- Becoming the Mask: It only entertains Utsuho as a friend initially due to her being officially registered as 'Master', making him act that way due to programming. It gradually becomes a genuine friend to Utsuho, choosing her over its creator.
- Cross Over: It's a replica of the Gizoid from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, created by local Meta Guy Dawitsu.
- Deadly Upgrade: Receives one by constructing itself a battery with enough storage capacity to store two hour's worth of Utsuho's fusion energy, allowing it to attain extremely high levels of power.
- Deadpan Snarker: In an almost robotic manner.
- Do Androids Dream?: It certainly does.
- The Dragon: To Utsuho
- Empathic Weapon: Is a battle robot with a high destructive capability, and only listens to its master at first.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: The narration always calls it 'the creature', 'the robot' or 'the Gizoid'. Utsuho averts this by calling it 'Okuu Junior'.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Under the name 'Okuu Junior'.
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: Perhaps, although apparently Dawitsu did program in a with a free-willed AI.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Suffers this after its battle with Patricia. It gets better.
- Hazy Feel Turn: Switches from the side of 'mindless destruction' to the side of 'Utsuho's World Conquest'.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen
- Hidden Agenda Villain
- Holding Hands: Is very fond of holding Utsuho's hands.
- Jet Pack: Possesses one.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: It unquestioningly follows Utsuho while she's its master, before it chooses to stay with her anyway later.
- Magnum Opus: An in-universe one of Dawitsu's.
- More Dakka: Its attack strategy seems to revolve around this.
- No Social Skills: Surprisingly averted despite its Robo Speak, though it has trouble understanding what a hug was.
- Odd Friendship: With Utsuho.
- Omnicidal Maniac: At first, perhaps.
- Power Copying: Effortlessly copies one of Satori's attacks. This foreshadows its identity as a creation of Dawitsu's.
- Psychic Block Defense: It is immune to Satori's mind-reading. Most likely due to the fact it's a robot.
- Robo Speak
- Robotic Psychopath: Perhaps- its insistent following of commands and its primary directive to gain power makes it do some downright psychopathic things.
- Trash Talk: One of the few combatant characters to indulge in this, which is even stranger given its a robot.
- Villainous Breakdown: Suffers one at the hands of Patricia due to her inability to just die.
- Villains Never Lie: It is incredibly honest about its plans for a Hidden Agenda Villain.
- Voluntary Shape Shifting: Due to its mechanical nature, the Gizoid can reform its arms into many weapons and devices.
Everyone's favorite shrine maiden. At first she doesn't deviate too much from canon, but soon gets a few OOC traits, but generally speaking is more or less the human protagonist we all know and love, and a little more. Most noteably, she is a massive Tsundere
- All Love Is Unrequited: To Jean.
- Alone in a Crowd: This is a trait far more noticeable in the later books- Reimu is extremely lonely, and at times, is glad of any company at all.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Reimu and Dawitsu bicker in almost every scene they have together, yet they both remember their fights together fondly. Also, Yukari occasionally shows fondness for Reimu and vice versa, but only in private.
- Badass in Distress: Briefly in Dawitsu's Recompense when she gets her ass handed to her by Aya and is severely injured. Dawitsu has to operate on her a la Holiday Edition.
- Badass: Whenever Reimu kicks ass, she kicks serious ass.
- Children Raise You: Reimu is noticeably more mature in the Epilogue, and this is most likely due to her raising of Patricia.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Rinnosuke and Jean.
- Cynical Mentor: To Jean and very much later, to Patricia. In the latter case, she is a better mentor as she actually criticizes and works to improve her student.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Boy, is she.
- Freudian Excuse: She has been alone for, well, most of her adolescent life, at least, perhaps more.
- Genre Savvy: She has been in the incident-solving business a long time...
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She is very easily angered, especially in the later books.
- Jerkass: At times.
- Jerkass Woobie: She is quite callous, but she mostly uses this as a defence, as she is incredibly lonely.
- Kuudere: Type 2 and 3.
- Loners Are Freaks: Played straight to an extent. She's certainly a bit unhinged in her obsession with Jean.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Boy, does it. Reimu is usually calm and of sound mind, but around Jean... she loses it.
- Miko: You don't say.
- Not a Morning Person
- Odd Friendship: With Aya and surprisingly, Yutaka.
- Plot Armor: She has it, and knows she has it. This doesn't help her when she provokes Aya into attacking her, as it nearly gets her killed.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Marisa's blue.
- Sarcasm Mode: Fond of using this.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: To Rinnosuke, and later, Jean.
- True Companions: With Marisa and Jean.
- Tsundere: Type A Up to Eleven.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Inverted. Jean is the one guy, and Reimu and Marisa are the two girls.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Marisa, and to a lesser extent, Dawitsu.
The Genre Savvy
petty thief of canon, minus the wise-cracking nature and replaced with pure wisdom. She is depicted as an extremely smart, albeit selfish, yet fun-loving girl in this fanfic series.
- Badass Bookworm: Her bookworm aspect is somewhat pointed out, something which is less apparent in her canon appearance due to her physical fitness.
- Badass Normal: Makes it a point to say about how hard she has to work to be as awesome as she is, compared to Reimu, who innately is skillful. This is ultimately what makes her better at training the normal Jean.
- Big Eater: Becomes one in the epilogue, set twenty years after the main event.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Particularly fond of doing so.
- Children Raise You: Averted in the epilogue. Marisa didn't have a hands-on raising experience with Patricia compared to Reimu, and is thus the same person twenty years later as she is in the earlier book.
- Cool Teacher: To Jean. She combines Sink-or-Swim Mentor with Training from Hell, albeit within some sort of reason.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: She cooks up a mean bracket fungus soup... but this also contains earthworm for flavour. Subverted, as it's actually delicious, despite seeming disgusting.
- Cute Witch
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Dreaded: To Keine and presumably most of the human village bar the yakitori vendors, who appreciate her continued patronage of the yakitori stands.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Has the Master Spark, of course.
- Genre Savvy: To a greater extent than Dawitsu, and is just as likely to lampshade a trope as he is.
- Heteronormative Crusader: Less a crusader, more simply politically incorrect. She will mock people for being a lesbian.
- Hot for Student: To Jean, albeit it's a superficial crush and Marisa knows not to try anything. Twenty years down the line, in the epilogue, she begins to think differently.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Jean.
- It's All About Me: Marisa does absolutely everything to further her own magical pursuits, and has placed Jean in danger several times because of it. She gets better over time at not leaving Jean to die...
- Loveable Rogue: Oh so very much. Marisa points out that she's only stealing knowledge, not treasure or anything of monetary value.
- Lover and Beloved: To some extent, except it's Age Inverted, and Marisa, the younger one, takes Jean under her wing.
- Not Me This Time: In the first book, Marisa is accused of stealing Laevateinn, because she would normally be the one to steal from the Scarlet Devil Mansion. This costs her her house. It wasn't her this time.
- Official Couple: With Jean in the Epilogue.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Reimu's Red.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: The amount of times Jean is put in a hazardous situation as part of her training is a little scary.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Subverted. Marisa knows better than to try and get with Jean.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mushrooms, Fungi, and Yakitori in the later books.
- Trickster Mentor: To some extent to Jean.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Inverted. Jean is the one guy, and Reimu and Marisa are the two girls.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Reimu and to some extent, Jean.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Marisa is certainly an intelligent young woman, and this is why she and Jean get on so well.
The local newshound, Aya Shameimaru is just as obsessed with picking up her next story as she is in Canon
, however, she's also given a hidden kind side
and a serious addiction to sniffing ink
- Always Someone Better: To Hatate at journalism.
- Ambiguously Bi: See Depraved Bisexual.
- Berserk Button: See Beware the Silly Ones.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Do not break Aya's press and mock her afterwards. Or she will break you.
- Cargo Ship: She actually kisses her press.
- The Chew Toy: Every now and then, not to the extent of Dawitsu. Especially seen in the first book, but not much from that point onwards.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Has traces of it. When she sees a new house built in the Youkai forest from nowhere, she instantly thinks an apocalypse delivered by self-building House Youkai.
- Companion Cube: Her press, who she names 'Kenny'.
- Constantly Curious: Well, she is a reporter. Especially shown in Holiday Edition, where she's a stowaway to Dawitsu and friends' holiday to the outside world.
- Dead Guy Junior: Names her second press 'Kenny two'.
- Depraved Bisexual: Perhaps. She apparently has a 'swimsuit edition' in her newspaper, and mentions how human models are useless because they age too quickly, yet has an implied crush on Dawitsu, perhaps due to his similarities to the Tengu.
- Despair Event Horizon: When 'Kenny', her press, gets destroyed by Dawitsu, she has this. The second time it happens courtesy of Reimu, it becomes a Berserk Button.
- The Dreaded: Some people consider her this due to the fact that if you tell her anything, it will be well-known. Also, her power makes her this at least to Marisa in the Epilogue.
- Dynamic Entry: Breaking in through walls in Aya's preferred method of entering buildings.
- Genki Girl: Hyperactive, loud, and annoying...
- Gossipy Hens: She is a reporter, after all.
- G-Rated Drug: Aya loves to sniff ink for an undiscernable reason, and her house stinks of the stuff.
- Hidden Depths: Aya seems like she's just a silly newshound, but she is actually acutely aware of how important Reimu is to Gensokyo, and is also noticeably kind to Dawitsu, even when he doesn't deserve it. It's implied that she has a crush on him in the books, and out and out confirmed in this video.
- Hot Scoop
- I Call It "Vera": She calls her press 'Kenny'.
- Intrepid Reporter: In her more normal moments.
- Jerkass: Sometimes, mainly to Hatate. Is one to Tokage as well, humorously enough, paying jerkass unto jerkass.
- Large Ham: To the point that she cannot enter houses without smashing down walls.
- Odd Friendship: With Alice and Reimu.
- Person of Mass Destruction: To walls.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Despite being wacky and zany, she's actually the blue oni to Hatate's red.
- Rivals Team Up: Ends up working with Hatate and forming a new newspaper line which is sometimes called 'Kakashimaru Spirit News' or 'Bunbunmaru Spirit News'.
- Running Gag: She will always enter a house by ramming through a wall. Unless the wall is too hard to ram through.
- The Scrappy: In-universe. However, she does legitimately have redeeming qualities, and is a kind person when she wants to be.
- Shipper on Deck: One of her many duties as a reporter.
- Sincerity Mode: She is noticeably different when she's sincere about a matter.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Walls are hers. She never misses an opportunity to break them. On the way in and out of a building.
- Super Speed
- There Was a Door: Phrase Catcher of this constantly.
- Willfully Weak: Shows she is this when she kicks Reimu's ass with ease after the latter breaks her press.
The more inept, useless reporter of the Youkai Mountain, Hatate Himekaidou is Aya's self-declared rival and later colleague of hers. While her reporting skills are pretty terrible, she manages to get Alice Margatroid and Byakuren to act as moles
for Aya and her's composite newspaper, so she isn't totally useless.
- Always Second Best: To Aya.
- Always Someone Better: Aya is always better than her in terms of reporting.
- Butt Monkey: To both Aya and Dawitsu.
- The Ditz: Is notably more air-headed than Aya. Perhaps that's why she can't get her newspaper to sell.
- Genki Girl: Is rather energetic, but not as much as Aya, yet Aya is notably more intelligent, too.
- Gone Horribly Right: Her Dating Service for Alice.
- Hikikomori: At first. She doesn't seem to understand that delivering her newspapers personally and reporting on new events may make her as popular as Aya.
- Hot Scoop
- Odd Friendship: With Alice.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Aya's Blue, surprisingly.
- Rivals Team Up: With Aya, she form a composite newspaper to avoid diplomatic defeat. However, this is a permanent allegiance, and is actually quite useful to Aya.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Her main contribution to the Bunbunmaru/Kakashimaru Spirit News is that she has Alice Margatroid and Byakuren Hijiri on her side, and thus has moles to acquire more information than what she and Aya could alone.
- Shipper on Deck: Even moreso than Aya. In fact, the only reason Alice ends up working with her is because she sets up a Dating Service (which soon becomes a Dating Service Disaster) for her.
- Unknown Rival: Subverted. Aya actually knows about Hatate, and most of the time is very confident that she's better than her, but when her press is destroyed, she becomes genuinely concerned that Hatate could steal her readership in her newspaper's absence.
- Valley Girl: Speaks like one.
- What an Idiot: She expects her newspaper to sell when they cover stories that have already been covered, and can only be bought dirrectly from her home.
The Magician Youkai Marionette Master
of the forest has a great many fanon
traits applied to her, and is a highly insecure loner with a heart of gold. She is largely the driving force for Dawitsu's Character Development
, and undergoes plenty of her own, and eventually becomes a little more confident.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Her and Marisa... she gets over it.
- Ambiguously Bi: Dawitsu develops a thing for her in Recompense, and although she's certainly a Lesbian, she seems to flirt back with Dawitsu. Hell, she even kisses him.
- Batman Gambit: She has one in Dawitsu's Recompense- knocks him out, gives him a pill that makes him have excessively introspective lucid dreams, making him feel guilty enough about his actions (which indirectly caused Alice's house to be destroyed) to atone for his sins and help fix her house.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Both to Marisa in the early books and Byakuren in the later ones, although the latter is downplayed.
- Companion Cube: Occasionally treats her dolls like this.
- Creepy Doll: Has many dolls made in the likenesses of people. She is known to at least have a Marisa Doll, a Byakuren Doll, a Dawitsu Doll, and a Yutaka Doll. Most people are frightened by them, but Aya has fun with her replicas. Alice herself dotes on them as if they were children.
- Dating Service Disaster: She ends up having one courtesy of Hatate, getting several strange choices, like Kogasa Tatara, Medicine Melancholy, and Eirin. However, this is subverted, as she ends up in a relatively stable, if distant, relationship with Byakuren.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very rarely.
- Demoted to Extra: She was a crucial part of the plot in Recompense, and then was barely seen outside of a fluffy beta plot in Jean's Magical Education, and is barely seen at all in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Gossipy Hens: As part of her role as The Mole for Aya and Hatate.
- Internalized Categorism: In the first book, she knows she's gay, and hates herself for it, but by Recompense, Yutaka convinces her to just be confident about the whole issue.
- Loners Are Freaks: Played with. Dawitsu views her as a freak in The Grimoire of Dawitsu, but when he gets to know her, it's revealed that actually, she's a wonderful person. Well, apart from one major Yandere moment on her part...
- Love Hurts: Poor Alice... Marisa is about as straight as an arrow and a bit of a homophobe too...
- Love Imbues Life: Her love managed to kill the Canon Medicine (which was born of hatred) and eventually imbued her with life again, but as a Cheerful Child with no memory of her former life.
- Love Makes You Evil: She almost kills Rinnosuke because Marisa may have a thing for him.
- Marionette Master
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold
- The Mole: Acts as this for Aya and Hatate, who get gossip from her as well as themselves later on in the series.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Attempts to kill Rinnosuke because Marisa may have a thing for him. This goes awry when Dawitsu takes the attack intended for Rinnosuke and almost dies.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When she attempts to Murder the Hypotenuse (Rinnosuke) because Marisa may have a thing for him, Dawitsu leaps in the way of her attack and almost dies. This causes Alice to seriously regret her actions almost immediately.
- Odd Couple: With Byakuren, of all people. However, they're Not So Different- both were once human and attained youkaihood through magic.
- Odd Friendship: With Aya and Hatate.
- Official Couple: Her and Byakuren. It's implied they're still together in the epilogue.
- Paparazzi: Ends up working with Aya.
- Parental Substitute: To Medicine 'Merriment'.
- Psycho Lesbian: Subverted. Many people, Marisa chiefly, think this of Alice. They couldn't be more wrong. That said, she did try to kill Rinnosuke.
- Puppet Shows: Occasionally puts them on in her home.
- Raise Him Right This Time: Ends up having to do this for Medicine, who dies by being cared for by a doll owner once again, only to come back to life as a sickeningly sweet Cheerful Child.
- Sexy Mentor: Is largely responsible for Dawitsu manning up and taking responsibility for his actions, and contemplating several things about his life, and this in turn makes Dawitsu a little bit grateful to her in more ways than one...
- Shrinking Violet: Is largely afraid of socializing, something especially apparent when she's in her house alone.
- The Shrink: She is the Awesome Type. She gives both Dawitsu and Yutaka pills that make their dreams excessively vivid and prone to helping the conscious self address whatever psychological issues they currently have. She gets her pills from Eirin, and uses them herself, so technically, Eirin is also one.
- Yandere: See Love Makes You Evil.
The Magician Youkai
and resident bookworm of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Ends up getting with, and marrying, Yutaka.
Is noticeably more kind-hearted
than her Canon equivalent, though does retain her Deadpan Snarker
traits to some degree.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Patchouli becomes seriously unsettled when Sakuya gets seriously injured.
- Badass Bookworm: Her Badass side is downplayed, but it's still very much there.
- Chickification: Undergoes this a little in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Battle Couple: With Yutaka, rarely.
- Cool Teacher: To Flandre, in Dawitsu's absence.
- Covert Pervert: Spends a bizarrely long time making out with Yutaka one time, unaware they were being watched, and likes Al Fresco Sex with Yutaka to boot.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Cute Bookworm
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Is ever so quiet around anyone but Yutaka and the people of the Scarlet Devil Mansion at first, then begins to open up. Perhaps getting laid helped...
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Regularly takes down Remilia and Flandre with ease.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Ever so slightly. She's far nicer than her canon incarnation, and seems to genuinely care for Flandre.
- Elemental Powers: Teaches these to Yutaka while Yutaka teaches her scenery manipulation.
- Hidden Depths: She seems like a shy bookworm who barely speaks, but when she meets up with Yutaka, someone of her intellectua caliber, she is an extremely enthusiastic teller of knowledge. She also apparently likes Al Fresco Sex with Yutaka too.
- Hot Librarian: If her usual nature isn't enough, she officially tries to dress as one in her and Yutaka's Hen Party.
- Insufferable Genius: To some, chiefly Marisa, but Yutaka understands her well enough, probably due to being one herself.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: At first, but she does begin to go out of the house.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Remilia and Sakuya.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Gets with Yutaka, and is moderately feminine, as is Yutaka.
- Magic Versus Science: On the Magical side of the schism as a contrast to Yutaka, but believes in Science nonethless, and uses science to help with her magic.
- Odd Friendship: With Sakuya, Flandre, and, to some extent, even Remilia.
- Official Couple: With Yutaka.
- Opposites Attract: Zig-Zagged with her relationship with Yutaka- they're both Magician Youkai, but Yutaka is a Magical Scientist while Patchouli is a Scientific Magician.
- Pair the Smart Ones: She and Yutaka end up married.
- The Paralyzer: A Running Gag of hers is that she has a spell to paralyze bats. Whenever Remilia or Flandre are inconvenient... she simply pokes them, and they fall to the floor, frozen solid.
- The Quiet One: Only really opens up to Yutaka and the people of the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: She loves to use this. Probably why she ends up marrying Yutaka.
- Smart People Play Chess: Despite Yutaka, who is a chess and shogi expert, being her friend and more, she is never seen playing chess with her. Possibly because she is simply too busy reading.
- Squishy Wizard: Her asthma makes her physically infirm, and Yutaka helps on this matter by providing her with an inhaler and introducing plants to her library to allow fresh air to be produced.
- The Stoic: Even at her own wedding, she remains of a calm disposition. The only time she's broken that record is when Sakuya got seriously injured.
- Witch Species
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Sakuya is a bizarrely altered character in this fanfic series, but has popular Fanon
characteristics applied to her instead. She, however, is still the maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and is still more or less loyal to Remilia, if a little rebellious every now and then.
- A-Cup Angst: She wears pads at the beginning of this continuity. Dawitsu helps her with giving the habit up and embracing her flat-chestedness.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: In Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, she gets utterly smashed, and this results in her mistaking Jean for Dawitsu, Reimu for Sanae, and Rinnosuke for Jean. As well as generally being stupid.
- Amicable Exes: With Dawitsu. She is still very good friends with him, even when she's with Rinnosuke, and even flaunt her former relationship with him every now and then.
- Badass: Especially for a human. See the entry of Punch Clock Villain.
- Battle Butler: For Remilia.
- Butt Monkey: Is always mistreated by Remilia, best evidenced when making Remilia's outfit for Yutaka's wedding in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Revealed to be the case in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Casual Kink: Bandages, which Tokage somehow finds out about and uses in her novel, assuming the fetish is Dawitsu's.
- Chickification: Early on in the series this is readily apparent.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Is noticeably this to Dawitsu in Holiday Edition. Getting with Rinnosuke makes her better, though.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Seems to become this if her behaviour in the epilogue is anything to go by.
- Competition Freak: When a crazed gamer.
- Deadpan Snarker: From time to time.
- Flechette Storm: Her usual method of attack, only seen every now and then.
- Friends with Benefits: With Dawitsu at the end of Holiday Edition.
- Gamer Chick: Becomes a fan of Call of Duty when on Holiday in the outside world, and is a contrast to Ran's Gamer Chick ways, who is more into retro games.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Both with the folks of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and the members of the Dawitsu Mansion.
- Interspecies Romance: With Dawitsu.
- Knife Nut: Underplayed, but it's still there from time to time- like when she sent Aya away from the Scarlet Devil Mansion with several silver knives sticking out of her. Throwing Knives are her preferred weapon in Call of Duty.
- Mayfly-December Romance: A brief one with Dawitsu.
- MacGuffin: Her stopwatch, which is her method of stopping time.
- Meido: Subverted... she is far from innocent, and has... needs like every other woman.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: While not a betrayal, Sakuya becomes a lot more rebellious after realizing she doesn't need to take Remilia's crap.
- The Mole: In the epilogue, she pretends to be on Reimu and Marisa's side in Dawitsu's fake nostalgia incident. She reveals that she's been in on it the entire time.
- Nice Gal: When she isn't a raving game addict.
- Ninja Maid
- Official Couple: With Rinnosuke.
- Parental Substitute: Shares this role with Remilia for Flandre.
- Petite Pride: Ends up taking pride in her flat chest.
- Punch Clock Villain: In the deleted 'Question Time' interactive fic, it's revealed that she was once a free-lancing mercenary who was involved in the Vampire-Werewolf conflicts, working for the highest bidder at any one time, and merely got stuck on the vampire's side once the conflict was over.
- Rapid Aging: Apparently, she ages according to whatever she perceives, and given that she perceives a lot of time in an instant to everyone else whenever she stops time, she potentially is subject to this, being human.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted, she couldn't be any nicer, yet is described as having red eyes.
- Retired Badass: See Punch Clock Villain
- Romantic False Lead: To Dawitsu. Turns out he couldn't really commit to her when still getting over Yutaka.
- Scrub: In-universe, at Call of Duty. She's a fanatic gamer, and very different to her usual self.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Boy, does she. Thinks she sees it in Dawitsu, but ultimately finds love with Rinnosuke.
- Time Master
- Took a Level in Badass: Or a level in Confidence. From the point where she forsakes her pads onwards, she gets less and less subservient to Remilia and more snarky under her command.
The vampire girl who rules over the Scarlet Devil Mansion, who is in complete keeping with her canon personality
. She's noticeably more Jerkassy
and more immature than her canon appearance, and that's saying something. She is also noticeably controlling and condescending to Flandre, but is actually a truly loving sister acting in what she considers the best way to let a person like Flandre
be without killing too many people.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: See Can't Hold His Liquor.
- All Women Are Prudes: She is excessively prudish, and seems opposed to the idea of sexual relationships altogether. It makes sense, as she's a vampire, and they don't reproduce by having sex, so she has next to no sex drive.
- Or, she's biologically ten years old. It would be very creepy if she actually had a sex drive.
- Always Someone Better: Yukari is a better Chessmaster than her. Yuyuko, by extension, also is.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Flandre- even though she seems mean at times, she truly does love her sister. Also to Patchouli- after she leaves her at the end of Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding to live with Yutaka, she takes up reading in memory of her.
- Bad Boss: To Sakuya. Not that it doesn't come back to bite her in the ass.
- Big Sister Instinct: This is what causes her to destroy Marisa's house in response to Flandre's sword being stolen.
- Brainwashing for the Greater Good: Sort of. Closer to... restricting experience for the greater good. Remilia keeps Flandre locked away so that she doesn't get hurt, retaliate destructively, and potentially destroy all of Gensokyo. She also fears that if she begins to trust people from the outside, they could just end up hurting her more.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: She is apparently just as susceptible to alcohol as Sakuya- she ends up talking to the likes of Tokage about 'Hot Vampires' when drunk.
- The Chessmaster: It's revealed in The Misadventures of Yukari Yakumo that she had manipulated fate so that Marisa would give Flandre her sword back. Seeing as Marisa didn't steal Flandre's sword, this is ultimately what made Marisa team up with Reimu to thwart Dawitsu and get Laevateinn back, meaning that she ultimately was the driving force of the first half of Dawitsu's folly. She also does a similar task in the Epilogue, being a driving force from behind the scenes.
- Cute Bookworm: In the Epilogue, it's revealed that Remilia took up reading books a la Patchouli to make up for the fact that Patchouli lives with Yutaka now.
- Does Not Like Men: She is noticeably Misandric, both against Dawitsu and Rinnosuke, and seems to view them as defilers of innocence.
- Faux Affably Evil: Behaves this way in Dawitsu's Recompense.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Remilia is extremely easy to anger, and her fury is explosive, but surprisingly none-threatening.
- Hidden Depths: Everything she does to or for Flandre is either for own or the world's good, and is actually a good person when she wants to be.
- Immortal Immaturity: Is extremely petulant despite her age.
- It's All About Me: Almost. She does have a soft spot for Flandre.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She noticeably becomes more softly-spoken around Flandre, and expresses genuine care for her, and is the first to stick up for Yutaka when Yukari starts to ruin her wedding party.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Several times, especially regarding Dawitsu.
- Kick the Dog: Has this when she drops a cup so it breaks just so Sakuya can clean it up.
- Knight Templar Big Sister: She really is only acting in Flandre and the world's interest by locking Flandre away.
- Mood-Swinger: Very much so. You can barely tell when she's going to explode.
- My Girl Is Not a Slut: Has this attitude, first to Sakuya getting with Rinnosuke and having an active sex life, and secondly to Flandre, who she fears may be losing her innocence.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Views Flandre this way, and begins to fear that Dawitsu is seducing her when she forcibly kidnaps him and makes him become a teacher to Flandre. However, when she finds out it's entirely one-sided, and only Flandre's interested, she begins to think differently.
- No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: For some reason, she treats Dawitsu, her prisoner, somewhat civilly in Dawitsu's Recompense, and even lets him eat at the table.
- Not So Above It All: When Dawitsu, Jean, and Rinnosuke do the YMCA, Remilia, despite her snarks, ends up getting as into it as everyone else.
- Our Vampires Are Different: She seems to be weakened in the sun, but not able to be killed, as she has gone out in the sun, but only attacked indoors and at midnight.
- Parental Substitute: To Flandre.
- The Perfectionist: At least to her dresses. When Sakuya is sewing her a dress for Yutaka's wedding, she is excessively pedantic in how it should look. Cue Sakuya snapping from being overworked.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: In a strange twist, she swaps her colour later on. At first, she's the Blue to Flandre's Red, then as Flandre matures, becomes the Red to Flandre's Blue.
- Ron the Death Eater: You know how Remilia's main negative traits in Canon were her selfish nature and her immature attitude? Imagine that Up to Eleven.
- Stepford Smiler: She seems to have Took a Level in Kindness, but the genuineness of this is dubious.
- The Talk: Gives it to Flandre, scarring her for life by making it seem terrible as opposed to natural. Which, given the non-sexual way vampires reproduce, makes sense.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Perhaps. She could be faking it, though.
- Willfully Weak: She can control fate, but has only explicitly used it twice.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A considerably Lighter and Softer
take on the Person of Mass Destruction
, Flandre in this is just as powerful, and is implied to have killed several people, but is beyond innocent
and does not know the severity of her actions. Ultimately, it is her realizing the consequences of her actions
and beginning to grow up that her story arc revolves around, and is one of the more noticeable characters in terms of Character Development
- Acting Your Intellectual Age: Averted, Flandre is actually a genius in terms of her learning capability, but is very much an inexperienced child, and acts like one.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Maybe. Depends on how she sees marriage, as she may well see it as platonic, but she seems... overly close to Dawitsu in Recompense, and asks him to marry her several times. However, she also does the same for Sakuya, Patchouli, and Remilia, so perhaps this isn't the case.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Is obsessed with Marriage, and wants to marry Dawitsu, Sakuya, Patchouli, and even Remilia, but has to be told that marrying sisters is weird.
- Ambiguously Gay: Remilia at one points attempts to discourage her from wanting to get with a boy. Her response? No, girls are far prettier anyway.
- Ambiguously Bi: Yet she clearly wants Dawitsu to marry her, yet perhaps she sees marriage as platonic, as she also wants to marry Sakuya and Patchouli.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Her attitudes to marriage (the boundaries of which extend to her own sister), play (destruction, play, same difference), and everything inbetween ('why is she eating her face' is her response to seeing Yutaka and Patchy make out). An odd case, as she seems to develop more Black and White Morality later on, if only the aspect of being horrified by murder.
- Break the Cutie: See My God, What Have I Done?.
- Character Development: Among the Canon Characters, hers is one of the most noticeable and realistic.
- Cheerful Child: Her personality comes off as this, with a lethal edge.
- Child Prodigy: She has the mindset of a child, at least, and easily picks up written language, basic mathematics, algebra, and calculus with relative ease.
- Cool Sword: Laevateinn. She even uses it for mundane reasons, like writing on her bedroom walls or lighting up her dark basement.
- Corrupt the Cutie: Remilia fears this may happen to her, but instead, she gains good associates that make her more world-aware without doing this.
- Crack Fic: She writes one in which she fights Teh humens and then, in a shocking twist, and then became a human at the end. Oh yeah, and she's married to Dawitsu, who seems to be her house-husband.
- Cute and Psycho: Although her insanity stems mainly from lack of worldly experience.
- Cute Bookworm: Becomes fond of reading fiction, and is known to have read 'Of Mice and Men' (a major plot point for her) and 'Oliver Twist', and is implied to have read more.
- A Day in the Limelight: Throughout Recompense, although she was hardly neglected from that point onward... before, however, she sort of was.
- Diabolus Ex Machina / Deus ex Machina: As lampshaded in this video, Flandre's second escape in Dawitsu's Folly acts as a Diabolus Ex Machina for Yukari, Alice, Marisa, and most of Gensokyo, but Dawitsu turns this into a Deus ex Machina for himself by manipulating her childish nature, and using her effectively as a weapon to threaten Yukari into giving him Yutaka back.
- The Ditz: Not surprising, given how little experience of the outside word she has.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Compared more than once to Lennie from Of Mice and Men in this regard.
- Draco in Leather Pants: No-one in the Touhou fandom is quite sure how to depict Flandre, but in this, she's a Cheerful Child who's Obliviously Evil and ends up working to control her overtly destructive abilities.
- Gentle Giant: In terms of her power and her personality.
- Heroic BSOD: See My God, What Have I Done?.
- Immortal Immaturity: Even more so than Remilia, but with a noticeable nice streak compared to Remilia.
- I'll Kill You!: When she's finally totally stable in The Epilogue, she calmly threatens to kill Cirno permanently if she doesn't let Dawitsu and Yutaka, who both easily lost to Cirno, go.
- The Ingenue: At first, but she gradually matures throughout the series.
- Living Weapon: Implied to be used by Remilia as this against anyone she doesn't like and by Dawitsu towards the end of Dawitsu's Folly.
- Madwoman in the Attic: With less emphasis on the 'Mad' part, and more on the 'childishly innocent yet incredibly destructive' instead.
- Morality Pet: She is this to Remilia.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Brought on by reading Of Mice and Men, being out and out compared to Lennie by Remilia. She realizes that the people she breaks can't come back, which brings her to tears.
- Obliviously Evil: She is implied to have 'broken' several people in the past while 'playing' with them, but wasn't bothered, as she though that they could be 'fixed'. This may be due to the fact that in Canon, both her and Remilia can regenerate From a Single Cell.
- Odd Friendship: With Dawitsu.
- Our Vampires Are Different: In keeping with Remilia, she seems to not go out much, and at night, her abilities are exceptional, capable of easily destroying a house without her Laevateinn, however, in her weakened state at day, she's still capable of smashing Medicine Melancholy's larger body to smithereens and destroying a house with the help of her Laevateinn (as well as generally leaving a trail of destruction in her wake).
- Person of Mass Destruction: A large portion of her story arc is getting this aspect under control.
- Precocious Crush: On Dawitsu, Sakuya, Patchouli, and Remilia.
- The Rainman: Terrible at social interaction (at first), ingenious at Mathematics, to the point that she grasps and teaches herself the differential equation of calculus after being given a basic understanding of Mathematics and algebra by Dawitsu.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Initially the red to Remilia's blue, but eventually becomes the blue to Remilia's red.
- Sealed Evil In A Basement
- She Is All Grown Up: Subverted in the Epilogue- physically speaking, she hasn't grown up at all, but mentally... oh boy, has she.
- Skilled, but Na´ve: She is, of course, immensely powerful, and also shows genius-level learning capabilities, but is beyond naive.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Courtesy of Dawitsu in Dawitsu's Recompense.
- Unstoppable Rage: Remilia fears that Flandre may have this if she gets hurt by something on the outside, and given her childish demeanor initially, those fears may have some ground. Then Character Development kicks in.
- Weaksauce Weakness: For all her destructive ability and childish unpredictability, she is quite easily thwarted by Patchouli's Bat Paralyzation Spell.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Successfully pulls one on Reimu and Marisa in the Epilogue.
A mostly uncharacterised mess who only has one brief moment where she's influential to the story, and even then, it's only a minor humorous misunderstanding
The Border Youkai, and resident Meta Guy
, Physical God
, and Jerkass
. Yes, Yukari, out of all the canon characters, undergoes some serious demonization
courtesy of Duwee Davis, but despite being petty and cruel, she is exceptionally intelligent
, and knows it. However, she isn't as smart as Yuyuko, something that hurts her ego.
- Affably Evil: Swings between this and Faux Affably Evil.
- Almighty Janitor: Not in Gensokyo, but in the Outside World- she's a bartender. One who looks 17, to boot.
- Always Someone Better: Yuyuko is clearly the better Chessmaster, and figured out the entire events of Dawitsu's Folly as a way of teaching Yukari not to want what she can't have. Also the better Chessmaster to Remilia.
- Anti-Villain: Type I and IV.
- Appeal To Flattery: Is susceptible to this... at first.
- Badass Boast: 'There are a million ways I can kill you with this Parasol alone, and an amount bordering on a billion without.'
- Bad Boss: Is implied to be abusive to Ran, and is out and out proven to be abusive to Yutaka in the short time she owns her as a Shinigami.
- Battle Couple: Implied to have once dated Chuck Norris.
- Big Good: Revealed to be this to the whole of Gensokyo... but Good Is Not Nice.
- Break the Haughty: Seems to go through enough to, but refuses to break. She's awesome like that.
- The Chessmaster: She had planned out the stealing of Yutaka from Dawitsu in Dawitsu's Folly perfectly, the only thing she didn't factor in was Flandre acting as a Diabolus Ex Machina for her. Other examples are in the series, and she often discusses how to plot gambits with Yuyuko.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Yukari has absolutely won the Superpower Lottery, but she is usually highly responsible in her use of said world-altering powers, although she does use her weaker powers for selfish reasons.
- Crack Pairing: Implied to be an ex of Chuck Norris.
- Deadpan Snarker: Is undoubtedly this. She's an uber-powerful genius, it goes with the territory.
- Enemy Mine: With Dawitsu against Tokage's heinous work, and also to help him save Reimu's life after Aya utterly beats the crap out of her.
- Faux Affably Evil: Swings between this and Affably Evil.
- Foe Yay: In-universe. Tokage thinks she and Dawitsu have this- and in fairness, Dawitsu managed to successfully flirt with and flatter her at the beginning of Holiday Edition.
- The Fagin: See Hidden Depths.
- Gentleman Snarker: Boy, is she.
- Good Is Not Nice: Athough prone to selfish behaviour, she never, ever, ever puts Gensokyo in jeopardy, and is revealed to do a great many things to keep Gensokyo stable.
- Hidden Depths: She's actually responsible for supplying the Hakurei Shrine with the next generation of shrine maiden. She goes to the outside world and takes an orphaned baby, and gives it into the care of the current shrine maiden- think about that. She makes sure the Hakurei name never dies out, and gives an orphan a second chance at life. That is beyond caring. She also believes in Thou Shalt Not Kill for a very special reason detailed in that trope's entry.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: If she hadn't wanted to replace Ran, then she'd have never lost both Yutaka and Ran to Dawitsu.
- Ineffectual Death Threats: It's not that she is unable to kill you, but that she chooses not to.
- Insufferable Genius: Has shades of it.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Usually any criticism of Dawitsu she makes is legitimate.
- Jerkass Physical God: Effectively is this.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: See Hidden Depths.
- Kick the Dog: Her abuse of Yutaka in The Misadventures of Yukari Yakumo.
- Meta Guy: She knows this is a story, and later on, complains about how out-of-character she is to Duwee Davis II himself. She also laments the end of the series in the Epilogue.
- Narcissist: She is very susceptible to flattery, has a massive ego, and considers herself beyond attractive.
- Not Worth Killing: Her opinion of Dawitsu. Subverted in that it's actually because she has an inherent 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' mentality that she's afraid of showing.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Loves doing both this and on-screen teleportation.
- Onmyodo: Has three Shikigami that directly report to her throughout the series- Ran, Yutaka, and an unnamed Oni Shikigami.
- Parasol of Prettiness
- Pet the Dog: Her comforting of Reimu in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Surprisingly, Red to Yuyuko's Blue.
- Ron the Death Eater: And how! She doesn't appreciate Ran anywhere near as much as she should, even using her as a Human Shield to an attack that involved the crust jutting from the ground. She is repeatedly cruel to various people for next to no reason and is known to have been abusive to Yutaka, although she does apologize for the latter.
- Sleepyhead: Any period where she's absent is usually explained as her 'sleeping', however, some have theories that she actually is living in the outside world during her 'sleep'.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Subverted. She is a big name in Gensokyo, and simply isn't modest about it.
- Superpower Lottery: She is Yukari, after all. She has never lost a single proper fight she's been in, but willingly surrendered for one.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Has this attitude due to the fact that she knew Yuyuko when she was alive, and was a completely serious woman rather than a Cloudcuckoolander. Yuyuko told her before dying to value and uphold life.
- Time Abyss: May be as old as time itself.
- Trickster Mentor: Occasionally this to Reimu.
- Tsundere: Has shades of this.
- Villain Ball: Whenever she has possession of it is about the only time Dawitsu could ever hope to outwit her or best her, less so with Yuyuko, who is just plain better than her.
- Villain Teleportation: She's the closest thing to a villain in this, but even then, she has some redeeming qualities. But it makes sense that teleportation be given to the Jerkass.
- Worf Had the Flu: When she gets KO'd by a frying pan wielded by Chen, admittedly though, she was caught off guard. Yuyuko has a lot of fun with this.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Supports Itsuki x Kyon in Haruhi Suzumiya.
- Though it's unclear whether she actually does or she said it just to squick Dawitsu.
The Shikigami of Yukari Yakumo undergoes quite a few changes, and is one of the more noticeable indicators of Dawitsu's ability to change the status quo of Gensokyo. How, you say? Well, Yukari replaces her with Yutaka, and becomes Dawitsu's Shikigami, right before Dawitsu scams Yukari out of Yutaka too, effectively making her Ran Dawitsu.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: A Noodle Incident relating to her when she got drunk is why she and Dawitsu don't drink any more.
- All Love Is Unrequited: To Dawitsu, but that changes.
- Always Someone Better: Dawitsu treats Yutaka as being the superior Shikigami to her subconsciously, but it seems that in reality, she's the hardest worker.
- All Women Are Lustful: She keeps quiet most of the time, but at times is clearly wanting Dawitsu inside her asap.
- Aggressive Submissive: Inverted. She is polite, quiet, and doesn't talk much about sex, leading one to think she's a sub. You'd be wrong.
- Battle Butler: To both Yukari and Dawitsu in the Epilogue.
- Battle Couple: With Dawitsu in the Epilogue.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Marisa learnt the hard way not to steal from the Dawitsu Mansion. Jean was kept as a hostage while Marisa was forced to pick up the shattered pieces of window she had broken to break and enter, without a single attack being made.
- Cleavage Window: Becomes fond of outfits like these in her attempts to seduce Dawitsu.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Dawitsu.
- Costume Porn: Is subject to this in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, as she's hitting the full offensive on seducing Dawitsu.
- Covert Pervert: She is Too Kinky to Torture, but no-one would ever be able to tell.
- Did You Think I Can't Feel?: She seems to think Dawitsu has the attitude that she can't feel an awful lot despite her love for him, and Yutaka agrees.
- Doting Parent: Is this to Chen at times, but can also be strict and reasonable too.
- Eating the Eye Candy: Loves to perv on Dawitsu in the later books.
- Emotionless Girl: Seems to behave in this manner, but is actually incredibly emotional underneath it all.
- First Name Basis: Everyone calls her simply Ran, with the exception of Chen, who occasionally calls her 'Ran-sama'.
- Gamer Chick: Is one that's more into retro and Retraux games.
- Good Feels Good: She evidently prefers working for Dawitsu, who is merely selfish in an Adorkable sense, rather than Yukari, an abusive Jerkass.
- Happiness in Slavery: She doesn't seem to cope without being someone's Shikigami, as when Yukari fires her, the first thing she does is start searching for a new master.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: She works so damn hard for Dawitsu, you begin to feel sorry for her when you see how oblivious he is to her feelings.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Dawitsu, even more so than Yutaka.
- In Vino Veritas: Out and out kisses Dawitsu after drinking a whole bottle of Sake.
- Kissing Under the Influence: See In Vino Veritas.
- Little Bit Beastly
- Love Makes You Crazy: As does her lust.
- Official Couple: With Dawitsu.
- Only Sane Man: Usually...
- Onmyodo: Seems dependent on being a Shikigami, however, she stops being one to become Dawitsu's girlfriend and eventual wife.
- Parental Substitute: To Chen.
- Patrolling Mook: Is notably the only Shikigami of Dawitsu shown to be capable at dealing with intruders.
- The Philosopher: In the earlier books, she didn't speak much, but when she did, it was on the likes of morality and ethics.
- The Quiet One
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Chen's Red. Goes well with their Meaningful Names in Canon, as 'Ran' means 'Indigo', while 'Chen' means 'Orange'.
- Shrinking Violet: Boy, is she.
- The Stoic
- Stoic Woobie: She is beyond stoic most of the time, but goes through a lot, from abuse from Yukari to an unrequited, oblivious love interest. She is also considered a bargaining chip by said love interest at one point.
- Not So Stoic: Every now and then breaks down. And when she finally gets with Dawitsu... oh, does she stop being stoic.
- Super Senses: Is notably able to smell and hear intruders far better than either Yutaka or Chen.
- True Companions: With Chen, Yutaka, and Dawitsu.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Whatever she's into, it involves Cowboy suits and is enough to traumatize Dawitsu afterwards.
- Undying Loyalty: To Dawitsu, Yutaka, and Chen.
- Walking Spoiler: Most of her character development and traits come from the fact she moves from Yukari's possession to Dawitsu's.
- The Woobie
- Yandere: Has shades of it.
- You Need to Get Laid: She seriously does. She even snaps at Chen for being the Moment Killer when she thought she would be able to have sex with Dawitsu, saying that she hasn't for 'so long' and needs it.
The Adorably Precocious Cheerful Child
and Shikigami of Ran. She is noticeably Lighter and Softer
compared to Canon
, but becomes more mature as the series goes on, and to some extent, becomes a Deadpan Snarker
- Adorably Precocious Child: In the earlier books, to the point where it irritated Ran.
- Cat Girl
- Character Development: Even tells Dawitsu that she's stopped believing in Father Christmas to prove her growth in maturity.
- Cheerful Child: In the earlier books, she acts cheery and immature, and later on she subverts this by having a positive outlook but being more mature.
- Deadpan Snarker: In the later books as she becomes smarter.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: She manages to KO Yukari with a frying pan.
- Fractured Fairy Tale: Is a fan of them courtesy of Dawitsu, who is known to have told her the story of Sir Nobonk and the Terrible Dreadful Awful Naughty Nasty Dragon.
- Frying Pan of Doom: Uses one to KO Yukari.
- Gamer Chick: Less so than Ran, but once under Dawitsu's wing, she becomes fond of playing Worms and GoldenEye.
- Heroic BSOD: A brief one after having to hear Ran and Dawitsu having Head-Tiltingly Kinky sex.
- Little Bit Beastly
- Living Emotional Crutch: A downplayed version to Ran.
- Man Child: To some extent. She is far older than any human child, but may well be a child by Youkai standards.
- My Instincts Are Showing: Is fond of catching mice and playing with yarn.
- Not Now, Kiddo: A frequent victim of it.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Tells Dawitsu in Recompense that even though she liked that Dawitsu dressed up as Father Christmas for her in Holiday Edition, she figured out there was no way Santa Claus could exist and deliver all the presents to all humans of the world, even at Tengu speeds.
- Only Sane Man: Comes off as this at times.
- Only One Name
- The Optimist: Always has a positive attitude regardless of how sad the people around her are.
- The Quiet One: She's actually a fairly quiet character, but when she speaks, exhibits a large amount of positivity.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Ran's Blue.
- Team Chef: Is very fond of cooking, though it's implied Ran and Yutaka, who are less enthusiastic about the job, are the ones who actually cook the most.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Very rarely is Chen seen doing anything remotely to do with being Ran's Shikigami.
ghost of the Netherworld, and almost unaltered from her canon personality. Her ability to feign ignorance
- Always Someone Better: Is the 'better' to Yukari and Remilia in terms of gambitry, and all three form a hierarchy in how involved with the events of the first book.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Youmu may see her as a horrible slave driver, but in actuality, Yuyuko just wants Youmu to be as prepared as possible for life, and seems to want her to be successful in romance too.
- Batman Gambit: She decided to teach An Aesop to Yukari, and made sure she would mess up... by letting her do things the way she wanted to. Also, when Youmu comes back to help cut her lawn in the Epilogue, Yukari assumes Yuyuko did this. She actually was genuinely surprised.
- Big Eater: She is always thinking about her next meal, and even when delivering An Aesop to Yukari, it is through a story about a woman who was obsessed with cake.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Not necessarily morality, but her tastes are bizarre, to say the least. She likes her house to be damaged with the signs of battle, saying that the 'destroyed' look is very in.
- Brilliant but Lazy: She even admits at one point that she could quite easily take over Gensokyo with her plotting ability and ghostly army alone, but she sees no reason to do so.
- The Chessmaster: Even more so that Yukari. She ultimately engineered the events of Dawitsu's Folly by manipulating (or rather, left her to do what she'd want to) Yukari via Batman Gambit to teach her a lesson about wanting more than what she already has.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Although a large amount of it is Obfuscating Stupidity, Yuyuko at times seems genuinely off her rocker.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Her power to instantaneously cause death in humans is used exceptionally sparingly according to Dawitsu, and she never uses it in-story.
- Driven to Suicide: In life, she was frightened by her ability to kill humans with a thought, and killed herself. Her resulting ghost was far more carefree.
- Genius Ditz: She behaves like a ditz, but it's all an act.
- Ghost Amnesia: According to Yukari, Yuyuko is a victim of this, and was nowhere near as carefree in life as she is as a ghost.
- Hidden Depths: Yuyuko really does love Youmu, despite her using her effectively as a butler service. Her slavedriving ways were her way of training up Youmu for the real world.
- Lazy Husband: Sort... of. She's more just a lazy mistress, but it kind of applies, given that her reasoning is that she's helping Youmu be a 'good wife'.
- My Beloved Smother: She is quite overbearing to Youmu, as her Day In The Limelight proved. It's very much well-meaning, but misguided.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Is the queen of it.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: She is very different from a phantom- in this series, Phantoms can only be heard by other phantoms and ghosts, and Yuyuko, a ghost, is able to understand both phantoms and ghosts, but is also able to pass through walls like a phantom, eat like a human, and seems to understand both human and phantom culture perfectly. Yuyuko is also subject to Ghost Amnesia.
- Parental Substitute: To Youmu.
- Summoning Ritual: Less a ritual, and more simply whistling for their presence, Yuyuko has almost unlimited command of her phantom netherworld subjects.
- Trickster Mentor: To Yukari, of all people. And, of course, Youmu.
- Values Dissonance: In-universe. This is the reason that she and Youmu get into a massive argument with each other- Youmu wants to be the lead singer of her rock band and help bring 'World Peace' with her music, but Yuyuko thinks the best use of her talents is being a Yamato Nadeshiko.
- Willfully Weak: See Brilliant but Lazy.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Seems to be a lazy variant of this, and wants Youmu to be trained to become like one.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
The hard-working, honest and straight-forward half-ghost of Canon
is further... enhanced
by her being mentioned to have a rock band which she plays music with every now and then. Although it's simply an Interesting Background Feature
in the first few books, it's actually made into a plot point in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- A Day in the Limelight: Beyond her occasionally being mentioned, Youmu and her band, the half-ghosts, are rarely mentioned. Until Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, where her ambition causes her to be at odds with Yuyuko.
- Ambition Is Evil: Subverted. Youmu's ambition is an understandable goal, and simply one that differs from Yuyuko's ideals for her.
- Ascended Extra: In Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, compared to her in the other books.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: When she and Yuyuko go off their separate ways because of Values Dissonance, she becomes exceptionally bitter about Yuyuko, but when she finds out that she only ever overworked her because she cared for her, she becomes soft again, and forgives and hugs Yuyuko.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Usually follows Yuyuko's orders unquestioningly, then one day just snaps. And then she decides that she's leaving Yuyuko to focus on her music career, thinking Yuyuko will only hold her back.
- Butt Monkey: Seems to be Yuyuko's personal Butt Monkey, if only because of how overworked she is.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Has a moment like this whn she snaps at Yuyuko.
- Everything's Better with Samurai
- Face of the Band: In-universe- her band is called 'Youmu and the half-ghosts', after all.
- Genre Savvy: By the Epilogue, she knows how to manipulate the Paparazzi to help her gain more fame.
- Glory Seeker: She's really in it for the music, but she seems to like the fame that comes with it.
- Incompatible Orientation: To Merlin. She seems to be straight, although her romantic life's never really discussed beyond Yuyuko wanting her to be a 'good wife'.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Uses them to mow the lawn of the Netherworld Palace.
- Les Yay: A little with Merlin, though it seems to be one-way.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Gardens the Netherworld Palace grounds. By slashing her katana around.
- Odd Friendship: With all of the half-ghosts, really. They just don't fit her classy, samurai image.
- Odd Name Out: In her band, she's the only one who's name isn't an english pun on halves.
- The Power of Rock: Believes in this most full-heartedly, to the point that she claims her music could help attain world peace.
- Rebellious Spirit: To Yuyuko once she snaps.
- Shrinking Violet: To some degree, but fame seem to knock it out of her.
- Silent Snarker: Her ghostly half changes shapes to accommodate for its inability to be heard by mortals.
- Team Chef: For Yuyuko, the Prismrivers, and the half-ghosts.
- True Companions: With her band and he Prismrivers, especially Merlin.
- Values Dissonance: In-universe. Yuyuko wants Youmu to become a Yamato Nadeshiko, but Youmu wants to be a rocker, a memorable musician who will help bring 'Peace and Love' to the world. This difference in values fuels a massive conflict between the two.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Defied by Youmu. Yuyuko wants her to become one, but she out and out refuses.
The Prismriver Sisters
The Freudian Trio
of Poltergeist Sisters living in the Netherworld. Like Youmu, they're mostly Satellite Characters
until the penultimate book, where they get A Day in the Limelight
, but even then, they aren't that well-developed, and Merlin receives the most development of the three.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Merlin is implied to have a crush on Youmu.
- Ambiguously Gay: See All Love Is Unrequited.
- The Chick: Merlin.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Merlin seems to behave in this manner to Youmu.
- Deadpan Snarker: Lyrica's defining character trait, and Lunasa has a snarky edge too.
- Dysfunctional Family: Occasionally act like one.
- Elegant Classical Musician: All three of them.
- Face of the Band: In-universe- Lyrica and Lunasa seem to think Merlin is this, and seem to be slightly jealous.
- Four Philosophy Ensemble: Missing an apathetic/conflicted until Youmu fills the gap. The Cynic is Lunasa, The Optimist is Merlin, and the Realist is Lyrica.
- Freudian Trio: Merlin is Id, Lyrica is Ego, Lunasa is superego.
- Genki Girl: Merlin is beyond happy and wishes to spread her happiness to others.
- Hidden Depths: Lyrica seems snarky and apathetic to most things, yet plays soothing keyboard melodies to calm herself after her shows, and fills the house with a calming aura. Merlin also reveals that she's fully aware that they aren't really related, but prefers the arrangement anyway, because they're practically sisters anyway.
- Les Yay: Merlin is... a little overprotective of Youmu.
- Middle Child Syndrome: Inverted- Lyrica and Lunasa seem to think Merlin is the one favored by fans. Then again, they're not actually related.
- Mind over Matter: Their signature ability- to play instruments without touching them. They aren't just limited to the roles they're famous for in Canon, either. Merlin reveals she can play a whole host of instruments, and sing.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: Merlin enters this to 'protect' Youmu from Dawitsu.
- Sacred Hospitality: Merlin believes in this more than anything, and dotes upon Youmu.
- Technician Versus Performer: Lyrica is certainly a technician, Merlin is a performer, and Lunasa... seems to be a little of both, as she acknowledges the value of an emotional violin line, yet is far more calm and collected than Merlin.
- The Smart Guy: Lunasa and Lyrica.
- True Companions: Merlin, at the very least, acknowledges that they aren't really related, but thinks of her 'sisters' as family regardless.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Merlin.
doll has a complex cyclical character development
and is generally a recurring threat to many characters in the later books. Her larger body is nothing more than a puppet, and her mind and personality (and thus the actual doll youkai
) is kept inside the smaller doll that floats beside her. This means than her larger body becomes the equivalent of an Iron Butt Monkey
, and gets destroyed several times throughout the series. Eventually, her smaller body loses its head in the Dawitsu Mansion, and the doll gets given to Alice to repair it. Alice's care and attention ends up killing her, as she was born of abandonment, and later brings her back to life, but as a disgustingly sweet, childish little thing. Slowly, however, she begins to regain her memories...
- Amnesiacs Are Innocent: Becomes this way when she comes back from the dead.
- The Atoner: Once she comes Back from the Dead and regains her memories of her previous life, she becomes horrified with her former psychotic behaviour and decides to become this.
- Back from the Dead: Died due to Alice's love, and came back kinder than her original form.
- Came Back Wrong: Inverted. When she comes Back from the Dead, she is much kinder than before.
- Cheerful Child: When she comes back from the dead, she is beyond happy-go-lucky, optimistic, and innocent.
- Creepy Doll
- Dating Service Disaster: Is one of the many people who responds to Alice's overly successful bid for a girlfriend.
- Death Amnesia: Sort of. She dies due to Alice showing her care and attention, reversing the abandonment that made her a youkai to begin with, and then comes back due to love imbuing life. She remembers nothing of her former life, and is irritatingly kind and friendly, but eventually does regain her memories.
- Expecting Someone Taller: See the larger girl? Yeah, she can get blown to smithereens by near enough anything. The one you gotta watch out for is the tiny doll with the high-pitched voice.
- Freudian Excuse: She was abandoned as a doll by her former owner and dumped in a poison Suzuran field, causing her sadness at her abandonment mixed with the bitterness of the poison to give her life and make her opposed to all humans in general.
- Hates Everyone Equally
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Subverted- she may be ineffectual, but you don't feel sorry for her.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Her larger body gets destroyed several times.
- The Ingenue: When she comes Back from the Dead, she is innocent, happy-go-lucky, kind, and childish.
- Love Imbues Life: Both Inverted and played straight. When her smaller self is apart, Alice fixes her, and shows her care and attention that she hadn't received for a while, and was treated like what she was meant to treated as- a doll. This causes her current self to die, and stay dead for a while, until finally she comes back from the dead as a Cheerful Child because of Alice's love, a la Pinnochio.
- Mayfly-December Romance: Exaggerated- her amnesiac personality ends up falling in love with a Dawitsu Chibi Clone with one day to live.
- Morality Pet: Even though she intended to, she never killed her former owner, he one who abandoned her in the first place, because she still cared for her.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: She quite easily forces Aya and Hatate out of their houses by filling them with Hydrogen Cyanide. She is also implied to have killed many, many humans in her lifetime.
- Poisonous Person
- Remote Body: Medicine's larger bodies act like this.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: When she's trapped in Hatate's vacuum cleaner, which gets sold to Eirin. Also, Medicine 'Merriment', the cheerful, happy Amnesiac reincarnation of Medicine... won't stay that way once she regains her memories. Subverted in that in the end, when she regains her memories, she cannot bring herself to become Ax-Crazy again, and instead decides to atone for her actions.
- Split Personality: Averted. When Medicine 'Merriment' begins to regain her memories, rather than snap cleanly from 'Melancholy' to 'Merriment', she becomes highly confused, becomes a fusion of the two personalities, and finally decides to become mature and atone for her sins.
- Tastes Like Diabetes: Her Medicine 'Merriment' personality.
- The Resenter: She resents the entirety of humanity.
- Toy Ship: Her innocent amnesiac persona and a chibi clone of Dawitsu. It ends in tragedy, though, because Chibi clones an only live for a day before degenerating.
- Unknown Rival: To Jean. She makes several attempts on his life, but he always avoids them by chance, and doesn't know of her existence until later on.
- Vocal Dissonance: The 'real' Medicine is a tiny doll with a shrill voice. Doesn't stop her being Ax-Crazy and dangerous.
Head monk of the Myouren Temple and savior
to Buddhist Youkai everywhere. Her followers include Nazrin, Ichirin Kumoi, Unzan, Minamitsu Murasa, Shou Toramaru, Alice Margatroid, Dawitsu, Yutaka, and Jean-Franc Levoisier
. She has a few... interesting
changes made to her from Canon
in the course of the fanfics.
- Actual Pacifist: She regrets killing a chicken to eat, and thanks it for giving its life for her and her followers' meal.
- Broken Ace: She laments the fact that everyone sees her as a savior, and no-one seems to want to get with her romantically.
- Dating Service Disaster: Is the only client of Alice and Hatate's who averts this, and ends up getting with Alice.
- Fantastic Racism: Is strongly opposed to it.
- Genre Savvy: She knows Girl-on-Girl Is Hot and even berates the idea that some readers could be getting off on her and Alice's relationship.
- Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: See Genre Savvy- she lampshades it.
- Hollywood Dateless: Alice wonders how she considers herself not good in terms of romance.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: Believes that enlightenment may well be attained while still alive on earth, and hence accepts immortals like saved Youkai in her temple.
- Mentor Archetype: To her followers.
- Messianic Archetype: Treated as such by many of her followers. She's actually rather humble and modest herself, however.
- Meta Guy: See Genre Savvy.
- The Mole: Along with Alice, she works for Aya and Hatate in secret.
- Odd Couple: With Alice. However, they're Not So Different- both are Magician Youkai that attained their youkaihood through training and extending their own life.
- Odd Friendship: With Jean, Aya and Hatate.
- Official Couple: With Alice. It's pretty odd, but they manage to stay together for at least twenty years.
- The Philosopher: Even starts a philosophy column in the Bunbunmaru Spirit News.
- Reincarnation: Believes heavily in it, and discusses it regularly, saying that there are two main types- cyclical and cylindrical.
- Suddenly Sexuality: Yeah, she's gay. Surprised?
- Take a Third Option: In the deleted fic 'Question Time', a reviewer asked if she knew that her using the black arts to extend her own life would deny her of ever reaching Nirvana. She responded by saying that she defies the reviewer's implication that All Religion Is Christianity, and says that Nirvana is simply the state of a consciousness who has died enlightened as opposed to a Fluffy Cloud Heaven, and that one can attain enlightenment without dying, and simply remains on the earth in enlightenment, instead of ascending to a higher plane of existence.
- Team Mom: To the Myouren Temple youkai.
- Witch Species
- You Gotta Have Gradient Hair
A follower of Byakuren. Not that fleshed out, but has some defining traits.
ghost that once capsized ships for a living but has since been saved by Byakuren
. She is more or less her Canon
self, but mostly a background character.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Out of all the Myouren Temple crew, she has this, and has murdered potentially thousands of humans in her past.
- Heel-Face Turn: Pulled one in the past.
- Love Redeems: Byakuren was the first person to stop and see what caused Minamitsu to attack boats, and gave her a boat of her own in exchange for her stopping her attacks. Ever since that day, she hasn't wanted to attack humans- she has everything she could ever want.
- True Companions: Considers all of the Myouren Temple crew to be this.
- Undying Loyalty: To Byakuren.
The Nue of the Myouren Temple. A little bit of a trickster, but nonetheless one with a good heart. Acts as the antagonistic one in the Myouren Temple crew.
Byakuren's dead brother. Jean is on the same line of Reincarnation as him.
Rinnosuke is, in this, the stereotypical That One Guy
. Why? Well, he is pretty much the sexiest thing alive
to the straight girls of Gensokyo, with Dawitsu and Jean only being preferred by certain types of girl
while he entrances just about everyone. Even the ones who claim they're above such things
. Not that he notices
- Actual Pacifist: Doesn't shoot a single bullet, even when his life is threatened.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Perhaps. He certainly doesn't comment much on it.
- Flat Character: Unfortunately, despite Sakuya leaves Dawitsu for him, we don't know much about Rinnosuke in this continuity, beyond he's an exceptionally good person.
- Forgiveness: Manages to bring himself to forgive Alice, who tried to kill him.
- Leatherman: For Yutaka's Hen Party.
- Memetic Sex God: Invoked by the author. Of all of the Chick Magnets in this series, Rinnosuke takes the cake, with many women, both Youkai and Human, having at least a superficial crush on him.
- Nice Guy: He is a stable boyfriend to Sakuya, is non-combatant, and seems genuinely caring. See Forgiveness as well.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: See That One Guy.
- Official Couple: With Sakuya.
- Only Sane Man: When forced to do the YMCA with Dawitsu, Jean, and three vertically-challenged Dawitsu clones.
- That One Guy: He even jokes about his former status as this to Dawitsu, claiming Dawitsu presents him with 'competition', suggesting he's not as oblivious to his attractiveness as one would think.
- Reluctant Fanservice Guy: He gets forced into a Leatherman outfit for the YMCA in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, pleasing the girls very much. Him, not so much.
Sanae is not featured much in the books, and is only mentioned once as an Informed Friend
of Dawitsu due to their fellow Otaku-hood, until Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, where she acts as Yutaka and Patchouli's
wedding 'priest'. She does, however, appear in this video
engaging in Ship-to-Ship Combat
with Dawitsu, out and out stated by the author
as an attempt to make their friendship less informed.
, crazed oni that mooches off of Reimu at the Hakurei Shrine. Is rowdy, loud, annoying, and mostly used for occasional comic relief.
- The Alcoholic: Up to Eleven- she never eats. She only drinks alcohol, preferably sake, though she enjoys wine.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: The natural side-effect of being The Alcoholic.
- Cloudcuckoolander: On top of slurring, sometimes Suika acts as if she's more than drunk, rather is out-and-out hallucinating.
- Drunken Master: She may be perpetually drunk and never eat food (she only drinks alcohol), but she can also kick ass effortlessly.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Gotta give it to her- you can't not have fun when she's around.
- Never Gets Drunk: Zig-zagged. She is always drunk, because she's always drinking, but she never gets truly incapacitated, though she has thrown up a few times in story, not that she'd ever let that keep her down.
- Obliviously Evil: Doesn't seem to understand that when she blows up a restaurant, humans will break like toothpicks in its wake.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Destroys a restaurant in the outside world because someone implied that she couldn't handle her drink.
- Plucky Comic Relief: The only one who, thus far, has not shown a hidden sensitive side or gone serious at all.
- Reality Ensues: Remember the restaurant she destroyed in Holiday Edition? Well, that was on the news, and the waiter Dawitsu and co managed to save wound up in a mental institute because he claimed a girl with horns destroyed the place. And Jean read the news, and is less than happy about this.
- Token Irresponsible Teammate: In Holiday Edition.
- Wine Is Classy: Averted. She is fond of wine when she's bored of sake, but is in no way classy.
The teacher and defender of the Human Village, Keine is more or less absent until Dawitsu's Recompense, where she ends up hiring Dawitsu and Yutaka to be teachers.
- Apathetic Teacher: Out of the three in the village, she is most apathetic, despite being the boss.
- Bad Boss: Apparently she headbutts Dawitsu if he is incompetant.
- Despair Event Horizon: Full-on breaks down when Dawitsu and Yutaka begin to truant from their job due to the kids' hatred of her. She gets better.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: The poor woman doesn't get any respect from either the villagers or her students, despite working as the only (at first) teacher at the village's school and defending the village from aggressive youkai.
- Fantastic Racism: Although she's toned down compared to her Canon personality, as she even hires two youkai as fellow teachers, she is adamant that youkai as a whole are dangerous to humans.
- Guardian Entity: To the whole of the human village.
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Hot Teacher
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Apparently, she's not well-liked for being half-human in her village, despite the fact she regularly fights to keep other youkai from attacking the village.
- Lunacy: The Moon transforms her into a Hakutaku, and makes her considerably more powerful. Helps her when she's helping Mokou defend the village from other Youkai affected by Lunacy.
- Odd Friendship: With Fujiwara no Mokou.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Mokou's Red.
Fujiwara no Mokou
The immortal lunarian of Eientei. Is somewhat a Hikkikomori
in this, but isn't a NEET
. Her inactivity becomes of concern to Eirin and Reisen in Jean's Magical Education.
An extra at best, but a little involved in Alice's Dating Service Disaster
and also the one behind Alice's mind-altering pills, which she gives to Dawitsu to help him sort things out in Recompense.
Reisen Udongein Inaba
The Moon Rabbit Youkai of Eientei. Is mostly an extra, but has a few comments on Tokage's horrible fanfiction, given she was horribly misrepresented, and is quite the Deadpan Snarker
that shows up for all of three chapters in Jean's Magical Education. Funnily enough, manages to get more characterization than Meiling
during this time.
- Butt Monkey: She decides to make a 'Parakasa' by throwing a Parasol into a river (and thus is abandoned). Two seconds later, a Kappa finds it and decides to use its parts for something.
- Cheerful Child: Seems to come off this way, and so Alice decides to simply be Kogasa's friend.
- Dating Service Disaster: One of Alice's many clients, but doesn't seem to get romance at all.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: She fails so much at surprising people. It's a surprise she hasn't given up.
- Jump Scare: Relies too much on them, according to Dawitsu. He thinks that she's learning how to scare from outdated sources, and needs to become more sophisticated.
- Oblivious to Love: She wants to try Alice's dating service, but isn't too sure what a relationship entails. She thinks it entails hanging out with each other and sex, but doesn't seem to understand intimacy.
- Odd Friendship: With Alice.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
The Flower Youkai of Gensokyo who lives in the dream world. Only ever present in the books via mention, whether by the Grimoire of Dawitsu or by the reviews of the Forbidden Love/Misadventures of Yukari Yakumo.
- Blue and Orange Morality: To her, flowers are the only good thing in the world. At all. Everything else is worth attacking or is even fun to attack. She says (referring to Tokage's book) that she would have had fun torturing people with it, but hates the book with a passion (and thus Tokage) because it abuses flower metaphors horribly. This doesn't actually seem to be a variant on evil- it doesn't even occur to her that what she's doing to Tokage is wrong.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Does this to Tokage.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Relatively speaking, and in-universe, by Dawitsu. Possibly due to him being a Youkai himself, it seems he hasn't noticed any particularly sadistic streaks in Yuuka, even though she clearly does if her behavior is any indication.
- Unsexy Sadist: She actually makes you feel sorry for Tokage with her sadism, and that's entirely off-screen, the only indicator being how 'off' and traumatized Tokage is.
A pathetically weak Goddess of the Harvest who isn't even remembered by Dawitsu in the Grimoire of Dawitsu, and is later eaten by him. Being a God, she comes right back, but only comes back many books later to kick Dawitsu's ass. She fails, but does steal a Chaos Emerald he wields, eating it and gaining time-related abilities. Dawitsu later gets her to cough up the emerald, but out of sympathy, he gives her one for free. By the Epilogue, Aki is not just in control of the Harvest, but of time and seasons.
The local kappa, only has a small, occasional roles in the series.
Owner of the Palace of the Earth Spirits and mind-reader. Her inclusion in the series is mostly minor, however, she's used in a slightly more influential role in Reimu's Successor, mostly adhering to Canon
A Kasha of the underground who is mostly uncharacterised due to only having a small, yet pivotal role- she is the Morality Chain
The Brother Chuck
of the series, brought to this series potentially as some kind of Fan Wank
. She is currently living in the Underground with a few fellow Evil Spirits, and spends most of her time playing poker instead of terrorizing humans. She gladly decides to fight Patricia as Satori's doorwoman.
- Aloof Ally: As Satori's doorwoman.
- Berserk Button: Being forgotten by her rivals of old.
- Brother Chuck: Lampshaded and mocked relentlessly.
- Deadpan Snarker: When not being a Large Ham.
- Future Loser: By the time of Reimu's Successor, she's a gambler, not a villain, who merely plays poker all day.
- Graceful Loser: As hammy as she was, she accepts her loss to Patricia with grace, knowing it was at least nice to fight a Hakurei Shrine Maiden again.
- Large Ham
- Unknown Rival: To Patricia, as Reimu didn't even bother telling her who she was.
- Villainous Breakdown: Upon seeing Patricia, she mistakes her for Reimu, and stammers about how it's not possible for her to still be that young. She swiftly gets over it, before breaking down again when Patricia doesn't know who she is.
- Worthy Opponent: Viewed Reimu as one, and seemingly accepts Patricia as one at the last minute before her tremendous loss.
- Would Hurt a Child: Is perfectly comfortable with killing Patricia, if only to get back at Reimu.