Reimu ~ Red And White Make Jade
Reimu has seen it all. She's spent years in Gensokyo keeping people and the land itself safe. She's the closest thing Gensokyo has to a war veteran. She's seen a vampire cover the sky in a bloody red mist, seen the moon stolen from the sky, seen rival gods step in to attempt a takeover, seen celestials cause hellish weather patterns out of sheer boredom, and seen friendly parties turn into near barroom brawls, just to name a few. At this point, it takes a good deal to faze someone, and Reimu's no different.
This doesn't, however, mean Reimu doesn't care. Every time an incident occurs, it's always Reimu coming to the rescue (although usually old friend Marisa joins the party). Reimu has a good heart and a strong sense of what's right and what's wrong, she just often wishes she had some more time to sit at the shrine and just let life take its course. When Reimu hears of yet another incident threatening Gensokyo, she might whine, she might complain, she might mutter about how THIS time she's just going to let everything go to hell and let someone else take care of it so she can rest. But it never lasts, because Reimu can't bear to see innocent people hurt and unhappy. So she heaves a heavy sigh, stands up once more, and heads out to see what she can do.
Reimu has been up against cruel vampires, vengeful ghosts, selfish princesses, capricious celestials, and nuclear madmen, just to name a few. Each of them have tried to threaten Gensokyo and even Reimu herself, and each time have given Reimu new obstacles to overcome. Reimu is used to the unsettling thought that sometimes, people just want to hurt you, and they don't always need a reason. This has left Reimu a bit cynical and more than a little pessimistic. However, every time someone has threatened Gensokyo and its people, Reimu has always eventually seen them in her shrine opening their heart to her. Reimu's justice is quick and harsh, but it has always been tempered with forgiveness and acceptance, and it has won her more friends than enemies.
Reimu may be a little old-fashioned, in that she's perfectly fine with the fact that monsters exist and there has to be someone standing up for those who can't protect themselves, but her many years protecting Gensokyo has left her very hard to offend and opened her mind a good deal. The Hakurei Shrine has a bit of a reputation as a sanctuary, both from monsters and from oneself. Reimu's doors are always open to anyone who needs someone to talk to, and she'll gladly shut out the world, brew some tea, and let them talk. Though she rarely has all the answers, she gives people an alternate viewpoint, sometimes a harsh reality they have trouble coming to grips with, sometimes gentle reassurance, but always spoken from the heart with utmost care to their well-being. People can speak their mind to her, because they know she doesn't judge. People can reveal their innermost secrets, because they know she's trustworthy. People can crash into the shrine and burst into tears, because they know they have a shoulder to cry on and a steady hand to guide them.
Lazy, but trustworthy. Cynical, but hopeful. Reimu would be more than happy to step down from the hero's pedestal to live a normal life in peace. But until that day comes, she'll be ready to stand up and fight.