Fan Fic: Game Of Touhou

Game of Touhou is a crossover/Fusion Fic between Touhou and A Song of Ice and Fire. The fanfic follows the story of the various factions of nobles in Noros, the Touhou characters are now disputing the throne of the region, in a web of alliances, treason, intrigues, and emotions.

The fic currently has 132 chapters in all, 131 and a Distant Finale.

This fanfic provides examples of

  • Above the Influence: Shibou Taida will refuse any advance from Marisa.
  • Action Prologue: A zombie attack right in the beginning sets the story, from which only Kikuri survived.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Generally inverted, as in the cases of Mokou Fujiwara, Reisen Udongein Inaba, Rinnosuke, Sekibanki, Konngara, Kokoro Hata, Eiki Shiki, Yoshika, Tojiko Soga, Youmu Konpaku, Shou Toramaru, Remilia Scarlet, Flandre Scarlet, Letty Whiterock, Sakuya Izayoi, Suwako Moriya, and Yukari Yakumo. Examples being played straight would be Marisa Kirisame, Koakuma Waters, Yuyuko Saigyouji, Seiga Kaku and Sanae Kochiya.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The more fantastical colors of hair in the Touhou franchise tend to be swapped out for more Low Fantasy level hair colors. As a rule of thumb, blue tends to become brown, purple becomes pale blonde or white, green becomes blonde, grey (on a young person) becomes ash blonde, and bright red becomes feasible red. Sometimes hair color isn't changed, but explained as dye used for personal or cultural reasons.
  • All There in the Manual: The author has provided extensive supplement material for the fic.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Multiple characters appear to have mental disorders that are hard to pinpoint. Examples include Lady Byakuren, who appears half-unaware of her surroundings, as seen as early on as the first Ichirin chapter, and Lady Satori is clearly suffering from something that makes her highly emotional and erratic in temperament.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Limb or appendage loss is somewhat recurring- Jaime loses his hand for theft, Denys Pyke loses his leg to a kraken, Ser Ruukoto had already lost her legs and an arm prior to the story, Fastorio Rictas loses his hand to Denys, and Iku loses both her legs when crushed by Selenion's corpse.
  • Animal Eye Spy: Wargs use their animals like this, seeing through their eyes.
  • A Storm Is Coming: While not quite as hammered in as Winter is Coming, Kikuri says in the first chapter of a bad omen foretold by the moon. Cue a wight attack which becomes a large driving force of the plot and is caused by the very next POV character.
  • The Beastmaster: Anyone with warging capacities, including Mamizou, Koishi (who is reputed to be The Prodigy), Yamame, Yuyuko.
  • Beige Prose / Purple Prose: Depending on the narrator, the style of writing can be the former, the latter, or neither.
  • Black and Grey Morality: When the series isn't in Grey and Gray Morality, it tends towards being this.
  • Black and White Insanity: Both Eiki and Mokou suffer intensely from this, the latter with regards to the law and Mokou with regards to her religious law.
  • Cool Chair: There are a number of thrones in the series-
    • The Black and White throne, the seat of the Sanzus that represents their black and white morality. It is made of ivory and iron, and is lined with red and blue jewels.
    • The Quartz Throne, a throne for the Princes of the City of Desires. It is a chair made of purple quartz, as the name suggests.
    • The Golden Tentacle Throne, an iron chair lined with gold to show off the wealth of House Komeiji. Its partial degredation shows the Komeijis' fall from grace.
    • The Weirwood Throne, made by Remilia once she becomes queen. To make it even more ostentatious, there are two- one for her throne room, one for her seat on the royal council.
  • Costume Porn: Sometimes narration will have this, though it is dependant on the POV character in question, as some are rather Beige in their narration style.
  • Creepy Child: Lady Tewi Inaba acts like one, and her 'rabbits' are likely legitimate versions of this.
  • Crossing the Desert: Regularly happens whenever traversing the Sea of Demons is involved.
  • Dark Fantasy: Following style of Game of Thrones.
  • Dead All Along: The Nightbug, who is found dead, before she kills Konngara, and gets decapitated... before still coming back, revealing she's undead. Other examples include Ser Yoshika, Ser Tojiko, Ser Youmu, and Koishi Komeiji.
  • Distant Finale: The Epilogue takes place fifteen or so years after the main events.
  • Do Wrong, Right: Both Miko and Elly think this with respect to Seiga and Gengetsu respectively- scheming and climbing a power ladder is all well and good, but do it without making everyone else hate you.
  • Dramatic Ellipsis: A hallmark of Duwee Davis II's writing style is his overuse of ellipses, and despite the differing narrators, overuse of ellipses is consistent in almost all POV characters.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: It is clear that earlier on in the story, the author hasn't quite grasped third-person POVs, as sometimes POV characters refer to themselves negatively when not feeling self-deprecating and POV characters appear to provide commentary on themselves with regards to others in the same way as a third party would.
  • Extreme Doormat: Byakuren is this to a tee, especially after becoming queen.
  • Foreboding Fleeing Flock: When the Hell's Riders' horses, horses that have no doubt seen and become accustomed to raids, start running from the Nightbugs' Settlement, you know somethings wrong. And that something is a group of wights.
  • Genre Blindness: In chapter one, Konngara suffers from it hard as she simply fails to see all the obvious signs pointing to something ominous about to kill her and her party.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The wights, both Saigyouji and Kaku, are characterized by their glowing blue eyes, and are, well, legions of the undead.
  • Good Is Not Soft: A recurring theme of the series- those with good motives but are soft tend to fail miserably, but those who are good, but hard and pragmatic, tend to be far more successful in their goals.
  • Grey and Gray Morality: Many of the conflicts in the story are from two opposing, yet morally grey sides.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Multiple examples, including Lady Marisa, Ser Parsee, Lady Tewi, Lady Nue, to name a few.
  • Honor Before Reason: Queen Eiki Shiki.
  • Hitler Rants: Events from a certain Wham Episode have attracted the ire of Adolf.
  • Knight Templar: Queen Eiki Shiki is an example, she's decided to make the law obeyed, at all costs.
  • Merchant City: Qarth of Essos is featured in this, and is just as renowned as 'the Queen of Cities' as ever.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Multiple examples, including Lady Yuyuko (who strips in the first chapter she's in), Lady Seiga, Lady Marisa, and Ser Sanae.
  • Necromancer: Both Yuyuko Saigyouji and Seiga Kaku are necromancers of varying levels. Yuyuko uses an ancient, powerful magical tree to form legions of mindless zombies that are able to infect other bodies and can be entered by Yuyuko, while Seiga resurrects the person with the body.
  • Never Learned to Read: Ser Futo is noted to be illiterate, and early on it is noted that reading silently is almost unheard of in Noros, suggesting illiteracy is common even among quasi-nobility.
  • Nominal Importance: Averted- many minor characters are given names, in keeping with the style of A Song of Ice and Fire.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: Kikuri gets on the receiving end of this in the first chapter, to her tribe's great detriment.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: No explanation is ever given for the strange sounds in the crypts of Chatra mentioned in Chapter 3, and the eerie atmosphere is said to unsettle Ichirin, as she doesn't know what makes the strange noises.
  • Oh, Crap: Several moments in the series are like this:
    • When Kikuri finds out about the wights.
    • When Ichirin lets her guard down in her Trial by Combat against Ser Komachi.
    • Gengetsu coming out of nowhere to kill Shou (and Elly's reaction to finding out Miko didn't kill Yuuka in the same chapter).
    • 'Mugetsu's' killing of Yuugenmagan's party and taking hostage of Jaime- the dreaded chapter eight-six.
  • Older Than They Look: Queen Eiki Shiki suffers from premature ageing and insomnia due to her obsession with upholding the law.
  • Orwellian Retcon: The City of Desires was referred to as 'the City of Divinity' a few times in the earlier chapters due to Earlyinstallment Weirdness, but have since been retconned to say otherwise on the fanfiction.net version of the story.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Though they resemble the original wights of the Others, they're different, for they're subject to warging through the Saigyou Ayakashi and magical people capable of manipulating it.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Ladies Yuyuko, Seiga, and Tewi all enjoy indulging in this as part of their lives in the royal court.
  • Patchwork Map: The climate of Noros is quite fantastical and abrupt in variation. It goes: North- Desert-woodland mixture, North-East- Snowy, Dense Woodland, East- Lush, with a large lake, South-East- Lush and Mountainous, with valleys and rivers, South- Variable, with forests, South-West- Rocky, Clay-like with valuable ores and gems underground, West- Barren and Dead, with pockets of fertility, and North-west- Desert-like with oases.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: A good amount of wildling tribes, chiefly the Hell's and Dark Riders of the Sea of Demons.
  • Qurac: The cities of Chatra and Pandemonium have this feeling to them, understandable given their location in the Sea of Demons.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While there are multiple insane rulers in Game of Touhou, some stand out as ostensibly good while not being weak, including Yumemi Okazaki, Shinki, Marisa Kirisame, Elly Kazami, Miko Shotoku, and Komachi Onozuka.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Lady Ichirin is quite obviously seen as one for Myouren by Byakuren. Later on, Gengetsu fashions Ser Futo into one for Mugetsu, despite her being alive and well.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The more Genre Savvy characters often see a dangerous situation and run, with varying success in terms of survival.
    • Kikuri runs when her tribe is being massacred by wights.
    • Ser Iku Nagae bolts from her army being killed by undead herself, and proceeds to keep pulling this until she gets more firepower.
    • Maester Eirin pulls this when the Fujiwaras betray the Lunas, and ends up kidnapped by wildlings.
    • Lady Seiga attempts this when Muenzuka is sacked but fails miserably due to her means of escaping being ran by Lady Tewi Inaba, who believes Seiga is no longer helpful to her plans.
    • A minor character, Ser Zakuna, gives up on Gengetsu when the City of Desires is under attack, and leaves her to die.
    • Kikuri and Seija (and their tribes) do this to the Okazakis during their wight hunts, them deliberately detouring to a remote settlement for personal vengeance and relative independance.
    • Yukari tries (and fails) to do this in her one POV chapter, but fails due to a magical malfunction.
  • Shock and Awe: Iku in her Thunderbolt armor.
  • Smug Smiler: Many unlikable characters have this, including Lady Seiga Kaku and Fastorio Rictas.
  • Sorry I Fell on Your Fist: Jaime's attitude regarding losing his hand for theft is like this- he is adamantly protective of Queen Eiki's actions, claiming she was fast and true when she took it off and that he deserved it. His POV chapters show that he actually deeply misses his hand, and considers himself The Load.
  • Stop Helping Me!: In-universe example. Miko sometimes feels this way about her underlings, including Lady Seiga (a person who she considers as a poor press agent for House Shotoku), Ser Futo and Tojiko (when fetching her letter and offering to read i for her).
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: A recurring cause of death is this:
    • Konngara, who insisted on plundering the Nightbugs' Settlement despite the horrifying massacre of the tribe occupying it.
    • Queen Eiki, due to leading from the front despite being relatively frail, dies in battle rather anti-climatically.
    • Ser Alice Margatroid dies by charging her army of dolls at a city she was supposed to be sieging and getting burned alive for her effort.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Multiple characters believe this, but most pronounced are Prince Miko (who has a point given her underlings) and Elly Kazami (who is sometimes wrong about her peers' intellects, but other times is completely right in her assessment).
  • Switching P.O.V.: The series does this, as with A Song of Ice and Fire.
  • Sycophantic Servant: Seiga tries to be this to Eiki, and she buys it to an extent. Miko is quick to tire of the act, and Yuyuko is disgusted by it.
  • Thirsty Desert: The Sea of Demons is an example, albeit one broken up with the occasional oasis.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: A recurring theme in this series, most prominently seen with Queen Eiki's merciless upholding of the law being seen as madness and Lady Yumemi Okazaki's attitude of Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right regarding the wildlings leading to the lawless tribal peoples causing riots in her city, showing that both sides have their merits and downfalls.
  • Villain Protagonist: Several of the POV characters are either Ambiguously Evil or flat out evil, including:
    • Lady Yuyuko Saigyouji, a plotter who starts a war for a social revolution for the smallfolk.
    • Prince Miko Shotoku, a schemer on the side of the brutal crown.
    • Lady Seiga Kaku, a duplicitous, manipulative woman only out for herself.
    • Ser Yuugenmagan, an Ambiguously Evil gatherer of information not above torture.
    • Ser Youmu Konpaku, the undead subordinate of Lady Yuyuko.
    • Lady Mokou Fujiwara, an Ax-Crazy pyromaniac.
    • Lady Elly Kazami, a cold, efficient back-stabber and ruler.
    • Ser Sakuya Izayoi, an Ambiguously Evil plotter and warlock.
    • Lady Yukari Yakumo, a similarly ambiguous warlock.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Some of the more sinister villains are seen as actually good people by the majority of people. The biggest example of this is Lady Yuyuko.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Various, the most prominent is Yuyuko.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter eighty six, as played up by the various promos made for it by Davis and Festasim.
  • Wretched Hive: The capital city of Muenzuka/King's Landing is this to a tee, likely a Shout-Out to the King's Landing of Westeros.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Many, including Jaime, Kokoro Hata, Gengetsu, Futo Mononobe as 'Mugetsu', Septa Suwako, Reisen Inaba, Robar Kirisame (in the past), Ieyasu Hinanawi in the Epilogue.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Many armies are reputed to be this, being merciless in sacks, to the point where being a commander that doesn't let their soldiers do this is considered 'good'.
  • Yes-Man: Seiga is relentlessly one to Queen Eiki, which Lady Yuyuko, Miko, Tewi, and Byakuren all seem to be in agreement on as being a bad thing.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Averted for the most part with some exceptions that dye their hair to either conceal identity, show their belonging to certain cultures, or personal reasons.