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Fan Fic: Boundless World Of Danmaku

The Fan Fiction Boundless World of Danmaku is written by Terry N. Muse and hosted on FanFiction.net. It was published in early September 2013 as an Adventure/Fantasy Touhou fanfic. Like most others, it begins with the usual system of unfortunately gapped OCs, but expands into a wider plot as the story continues.

Following Darius Loyhrs, who finds himself forced into Gensokyo against his will by Yukari to distract and escape from an angered Reimu, he ultimately decides to stay. During his initial visit, Reimu discovers an incident and brings him along, starting his adventures. It starts out similarly to most other Touhou fan fiction, but quickly breaks the mold and expands into a fresh new story as it progresses.

Find it here, or read the sequel over here.


Boundless World of Danmaku contains examples of:

  • Cerebus Syndrome: Dear lord, yes. The first handful of chapters follow the typical "Gappy Sue", Monster of the Week-style layout. Then the halfway mark rolls around, and things suddenly start going downhill. They don't get much better.
    • Continuity Creep: It initially looks like a typical Mary Sue/Marty Stu fic. At second glance, however...
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: "Ehud" has no powers per se, but definitely a heavy-duty Badass Normal.
  • Cool Sword: Dominic Loyhrs was obsessed with these.
  • Cool Plane: The sequel features one of these as a centerpiece and combat arena.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Reimu does this to SEVEN people in chapter 17, one of them being Yuuka!
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Zig-zagged. At first, Darius wears a black longcoat and develops the powers of both Light 'em Up and Casting a Shadow, while preferring the latter over the former. When the sequel rolls around, Darius gets a Face-Heel Turn... but still uses the same powers. As if that's not enough, its implied that he might be coming around later on.
  • Deal with the Devil: Near the very end, Wildcard offers one to Darius, who promptly denies it. It is also revealed that he would die if he refused. A brief sight of What You Are in the Dark makes him accept.
  • The Ditz: Astoundingly, inverted with Cirno.
  • Double Weapon: Goukei's two-sided scythe is this, with blades on both ends. Granted, the blades can be retracted, but...
  • Downer Ending: And how! Both Darius and Goukei make Face Heel Turns, Karin is heavily implied to be dead after releasing the dragons into Gensokyo, Reimu and co. repel Wildcard by the skin of their teeth, and Darius' Deal with the Devil backfires spectacularly. Ouch.
  • Dream Land: So far, Darius, Karin, and Goukei have all been shown to have one.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Goukei actually appears in chapter 11, but isn't named until chapter 25. Yukari even lampshades this.
  • Embarrassing Last Name: Darius feels this way about his last name.
  • Eldritch Location: Yukari's Gap Dimensions. In particular, the Border Catacombs are heavily implied to be this, with a heavy dose of Mind Screw thrown into the mix.
  • Enforced Cold War: Beginning at chapter 38, in which Karin intercepts the protagonists but refuses to fight them in broad daylight. Lampshaded by her, too.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: While Japanese honorifics are used throughout the story, typical English honorifics are used instead when the main characters travel abroad and are explicitly stated to be using English. Similarly, the language barrier is a fair problem for the sequel protagonist, who can't speak Japanese.
  • Gravity Sucks: According to the resident Gravity Master Karin.
  • Green Thumb: Yuuka has one.
  • Hellfire: Appears as a part of Goukei's moveset.
  • Medusa: Another recurring theme for Goukei.
  • Mind Hive: Alexa's analysis of Yukari turns out to be this. Later on, Karin evolves into this as well. Both wind up using Voice of the Legion.