Hi, this is my second post / write-out. It’s about Yuka since she was mentioned in some posts.
Kazami Yuka, “Master” of the four seasons
Species: She is a Youkai
“moe” according to ZUN)
Subtitle: Master of the Four Seasons
Yuka Kazami is a very assertive youkai
, whose experience derives from the long time she has been around. According to Mystic Square, she is strong but uncharismatic. She has been represented as both enjoying fights (POFV, Perfect Memento), and openly sadist (Mystic Square and the infamous “Mist of Atoms” in Lotus Land). She is often referred as a flower youkai
, as her power is manipulation over them, but also has other powers, including the “original” Master Spark (even if retroactively Mima has been assigned Spark powers by some people).
She is also referred as a force of nature (by Akyuu), and that’s what I going to theorize about:
I say she could be actually a flower. In lotus land she is sleeping (in seed form) and then “blossoms” in stage 6. Also, plants can reproduce asexually, a process known as apoximis
, and produces exact “clones” of the plant. Thus Yuka’s duplication is actually a manifestation of apoximis
Secondly, her use of Master Spark can be associated clearly with power over sun and its influence in flowers (solarbeam
, anyone?) It also explains how her flowers survive so long (or never withers, in one case).
Thirdly, sunflower (her trademark flower) is associated with both green politics, so it clearly explains Yuka's attitude against damage to her garden, they are her children, after all.
(Sunflower family) are recognized by the form of its petals, which clearly resemble a pentagram (and could have been influenced it) thus a link to magic and power in general.
So, in conclusion, there are more links to plants in Yuka that her name and Youkai
Not much Canonwise, but Yuka
has (by fan material) usually linked to Tenshi (BDSM), Alice, Cirno and team (9), Wriggle, etc. I particularly like her portrayal in “Touhou Tag Dream”
, where she is something of a reverse Yandere
, and has a sweet spot for Cirno. Other portrayals of a regular yandere
-ness are more common, and make more sense canonwise.
Dahlia Hawthorne (Ace Attorney
series), similar theme and yandere-ness (funny thing, dahlia genus is also part of the Asteracae
EDIT: Fixed the fanon
part, 'cause otherwise people will keep using that word
edited 3rd Jun '11 4:53:51 PM by zealotglob