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The Touhou Character Alternate Interpretation Compendium:

 4951 Durazno, Mon, 8th Nov '10 8:10:06 PM from Academia Relationship Status: Robosexual
All business!
Luna Child moves into the SDM with Patchy, there to enjoy a nocturnal lifestyle and an endless supply of books.

 4952 Bocaj, Mon, 8th Nov '10 8:17:32 PM from Here Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Chaotic Lulzy
She can join the hypothetical book club with Patchy, Tokiko and Alice. But no Marisa.
The Internet is often fast and horrible.
 4953 onyhow, Mon, 8th Nov '10 8:18:41 PM from Thaddis Sabbah, still fighting Vaygrs Relationship Status: Singularity
Mothership online...also adorable
@Hylarn: They decided, and is in the process, of moving into the tree before they met with Yukari...
It was supposed to be a summer home. They seemed to have changed their minds about that.
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 4955 Brickman, Mon, 8th Nov '10 9:19:30 PM from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Just to be clear, it IS cannon that they are among the legions of cleaning fairies "working" for the SDM, right? (By which of course I mean goofing off and playing pranks until Sakuya finds them.)
Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
 4956 onyhow, Mon, 8th Nov '10 9:20:19 PM from Thaddis Sabbah, still fighting Vaygrs Relationship Status: Singularity
Mothership online...also adorable
^^ They say "new house", it's not their summer home, just that it's better for avoiding snow burying their home...

edited 8th Nov '10 9:20:33 PM by onyhow

^^Very temporarily, but yes. And it's 'canon'. 'Cannon' is the weapon.
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 4958 Fawriel, Mon, 8th Nov '10 11:07:06 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
... Huh. I was expecting like three replies when I wake up. Color me pleasantly surprised.

Color me further pleasantly surprised that my interpretation of Luna seems to ring true to at least one other person. Huzzah!

I don't have the time right now to adequately reply to stuff, but I have to point out that I didn't posit that the fairies were sisters, I just called them "sisters in arms" as a play on "brothers in arms".
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 4959 onyhow, Tue, 9th Nov '10 2:07:33 AM from Thaddis Sabbah, still fighting Vaygrs Relationship Status: Singularity
Mothership online...also adorable
@Fawriel: Whoops, I misread it then, I thought you said that they were sisters, missing the in arms part...

And...we got Sunny/Okuu and Luna/Patchy, is Star/Marisa a good idea?

edited 9th Nov '10 2:09:16 AM by onyhow

 4960 Durazno, Tue, 9th Nov '10 7:13:36 AM from Academia Relationship Status: Robosexual
All business!
Personally, I'm not sure they should pair off with the adultish characters until they've grown beyond fairydom. I mean, can you imagine how tiresome and weird it would be to date an immortal elemental child-thing? (That said, they seem to be well on their way.)

 4961 Enlong, Tue, 9th Nov '10 7:18:52 AM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Hopefully Sunny would retain her sun-regeneration powers when she matures, otherwise the Utsuho pairing would become odd.

I say Star/Lyrica, because of their similar... personalities...

Oh, how about the Three Faeries/The Prismriver Sisters?

Star/Lyrica, Luna/Lunasa, Sunny/Merlin.

...Though I still like the idea of Sunny/Utsuho.

edited 9th Nov '10 7:19:15 AM by Enlong

I have a message from another time...
So, it's been a day since anyone posted. New characters(s)?
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"Justice!"
So, it's been a day since anyone posted. New characters(s)?

Right, isn't it about time for rest of the forgotten characters from the pre-Windows era to shine? I've done all this research! I can only stop myself from talking about the bosses from Highly Responsive to Prayers for so long!

edited 10th Nov '10 1:15:59 PM by SuperDimensionman

 4964 Fawriel, Wed, 10th Nov '10 3:06:27 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-

Okay, any points about the fairies still waiting to be made, spill 'em.

At the same time, brace yourself, for the beginning of the end.

I guess the trick they pulled in that Sengoku Gensokyo fangame was kind of cool
Well, what was it then?

They appear fixated on Reimu to the extent that they moved from their old home in the Forest of Magic to live behind the shrine. Even though Reimu's intuition makes it harder to pull pranks. Even though Marisa hangs around Reimu and also has a habit of messing up the three fairies' day. Even though it would be easier, give or take a Keine, to pull pranks on the Human Village.
They like a challenge!

And by "they" I mean "Sunny"!

Fairy/Any Other Sort of Being ships are kinda tricky though. The three fairies are about Cirno height who is shorter than Remilia. Heck, in one of the chapters of the manga, Marisa carries two of them under her arms.
Distance is not an obstacle! Neither is height! In fact, there's a fairy fetish for a reason!

One might even go so far as to describe it as "strange oriental discourse."
More like "strange oriental interimnotgoingtofinishthisone

They moved into it partially because it looked cool, but mostly because Yukari told them to and she terrifies them.
That is probably the best possible use for the Yukari template.

Luna Child moves into the SDM with Patchy, there to enjoy a nocturnal lifestyle and an endless supply of books.
Yeah, part of the reason Luna Child seems smart to me might be because her design reminds me of Patchy.

Didn't they work for the SDM temporarily? I can easily imagine Luna helping out in the library, but getting fired for being too clumsy and absentminded. ... And then she still hangs out there, not quite getting the concept of "you're fired", and causes trouble simply by being there, so they literally kick her out.

Personally, I'm not sure they should pair off with the adultish characters until they've grown beyond fairydom.
Hmm, so you subscribe to the theory that a fairy can eventually grow into a full-fledged youkai?

So yeah! I kinda like these kids after all. Well. I like Luna Child, and the other two can come, too. They'll make a good replacement for Team 9 in my head-canon, since I can't see Mystia or Wriggle hanging with Cirno. Well, Wriggle isn't entirely out of the question. But Cirno, Daiyousei, the three fairies, and Rumia, should be a strong enough football team.
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"Justice!"
I guess the trick they pulled in that Sengoku Gensokyo fangame was kind of cool
Well, what was it then?

For reasons which are never really explained, they're teamed up with Cirno, Daiyousei and Letty, and then when, as the player, the Hakurei Shrine's army tries to capture the Misty Lake, through methods that also aren't satisfactorily explained, they use their collective powers to make it so that whenever you try to launch an attack, your characters just end up right back where they were. I think it's supposed to involve using illusions to make your characters think they're going in the right direction, but they're actually flying in circles? I don't really know. There's a sub-quest to figure out what the hell is going on and stop it, and then you beat them up and take the others prisoner, but they themselves run off and maybe join another army to keep fighting against you. Fun times.

edited 10th Nov '10 3:34:13 PM by SuperDimensionman

 4966 Durazno, Wed, 10th Nov '10 3:31:26 PM from Academia Relationship Status: Robosexual
All business!
Hmm, so you subscribe to the theory that a fairy can eventually grow into a full-fledged youkai?

I'm not sure if canon supports it, but I like it because it opens the way to interesting stories. At any rate, with their unique powers and super-fairy intelligence, these three seem to be well on their way.

I'm actually growing enamored of the idea of a story where they become youkai (by different methods) and split up to find their places in Gensokyo... but when they meet up again at some point in the distant future, they discover that they're still best buds.

edited 10th Nov '10 3:33:23 PM by Durazno

 4967 Fawriel, Wed, 10th Nov '10 3:38:33 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
Aww, how sweet!
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 4968 onyhow, Wed, 10th Nov '10 5:14:13 PM from Thaddis Sabbah, still fighting Vaygrs Relationship Status: Singularity
Mothership online...also adorable
@Super Dimensionman: There was a subquest for that? When? How? I managed to launched an attack once, and then that happens...

Hmm, so you subscribe to the theory that a fairy can eventually grow into a full-fledged youkai?
Sounds very interesting, but I guess it will be a very slow process, though...at least Cirno would be one first, if PoFV is of any indication...

That is probably the best possible use for the Yukari template.
As I've said, it's not that Yukari made them move, they're already moving in...she's just testing them, still what you said would apply, though...

edited 10th Nov '10 5:32:12 PM by onyhow

"Justice!"
@Super Dimensionman: There was a subquest for that? When? How? I managed to launched an attack once, and then that happens...

You have to fail to make an attack a few times (two or three in total, I think) and that unlocks a chain of scenes in the Event menu. It's really, really unintuitive.

edited 10th Nov '10 5:37:55 PM by SuperDimensionman

 4970 Fawriel, Thu, 11th Nov '10 4:06:41 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK






Mima

Appearance/voice:

Theme:
Reincarnation, Complete Darkness (fanmade)

Traits:
  • evil, but not really
  • pretty haughty, however

Relationships/Shipping:
  • Marisa (uncertain)
  • Reimu (uncertain)

Write-up:
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome with me the "spirit who leaves fate to the dream of eternity", Mima, the definitive PC-98 era character.

Before the advent of Touhou on the PC with Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, 5 games were made for a computer system called "PC-98" available only in Japan. The new system saw a reboot of the series canon. The main character Reimu was kept, but arguably changed. Marisa survived the switch, but was changed even more. Other characters followed one by one, but the fandom is divided over how valid the old canon remains in the new series, whether callbacks to aspects of the old series are just references, or indicate a true connection to it.

Of all the aspects of the old series, Mima is the one whose return is quite definitely the most anticipated. Starting out as a humble boss in the very first game, Highly Responsive to Prayers, she became the first final boss of a now traditional Touhou danmaku shoot-em-up in Story of Eastern Wonderland, in which she swore revenge on Reimu and the entirety of humankind, starting by making monsters overrun the shrine. After being defeated, she settled down and started more-or-less harmlessly haunting the area around the Hakurei shrine.

Mima, whose name translates into "charming demon", is described as an evil ghost. Yet, her evilness has all but faded away into a state that might be recognizably the demeanor of an evil ghost, but is practically harmless ľ and she denies being the ghost of a dead person, calling herself simply a soul.

What's perhaps even more mysterious than what Mima is, is the question of who she is to Marisa. In their first appearance, Marisa was Mima's minion. In the new canon, Mima has yet to even be mentioned, but spellcards of hers can be found in Marisa's repertoire. Between that and certain pieces of dialogue, fans generally agree that Mima has taught Marisa all or at least some of what she knows about magic... while some fans even believe in the idea that the two are mother and daughter. And even Mima's relationship with Reimu raises some questions...

A character about whom everything and nothing is known, Mima is truly as nebulous as her ghostly tail.


Lady was tough to write about! Mostly because I knew pretty much jack shit. I think I even saw her being called the de facto god of the Hakurei shrine, but I decided not to include that idea after not finding anything for it during my research.

Oh yeah, and Mima isn't only in Touhou Soccer, she's a ridiculously overpowered badass in a crowd of ridiculously overpowered badasses in Touhou Soccer. I mean DAMN.
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 4971 Enlong, Thu, 11th Nov '10 5:33:40 AM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Yeah, she's not a god of the shrine. I believe her current "position" at the shrine, if she's even there anymore, is to hang out in the back and insult Reimu from time to time.
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 4972 Fluid, Thu, 11th Nov '10 5:38:43 AM from The Netherlands
She's playable in Mystic Square, and has plenty of dialogue. However, she doesn't particularly care about the dialogue of weaker boss characters anyway while going through Makai like a steamroller. Even as a player character she's still got this "smug villain" air, and her only reason to stop demons from invading the human world is because she has claimed the human world as hers.

As for her denying being dead, the only other option I could think of would be if she somehow found a way to turn herself spectral while alive. Not a whole lot of difference though.

 4973 Fawriel, Thu, 11th Nov '10 6:47:41 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
The strange thing about her deadness-denial is that she was presented with a bloody knife in her first appearance (like, a knife covered in blood, not a knife I find particularly aggravating). I'm not sure, but that strikes me like one would depict the ghost of a girl who was murdered in a particularly cruel fashion.

And then there's the fact that she wanted revenge for something...
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 4974 Enlong, Thu, 11th Nov '10 6:49:00 AM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
She wanted revenge for Reimu randomly rampaging through hell and attacking her on the way to finding someone to blame for the recent influx of evil spirits in the first game.
I have a message from another time...
 4975 Fawriel, Thu, 11th Nov '10 7:17:16 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
Touhou and Homestuck play in the same universe WMG: Mima wants revenge for being forgotten in the Windows series.
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