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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is blue.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is blue.blue and also provides the picture for ShyBlueHairedGirl.


* {{Adorkable}}: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/touhou_ibarakasen_wild_and_horned_hermit/v01/c002/13.html Able to recite how cold fusion works]] with [[GeniusBonus startling accuracy]], [[http://mangafox.me/manga/touhou_ibarakasen_wild_and_horned_hermit/v01/c002/14.html while still looking cute]]. However, her interests seem to lean towards science and math rather than the humanities, as evidenced by her forgetting who exactly Prince Shoutoku was until she pulled out a history textbook.

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* {{Adorkable}}: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/touhou_ibarakasen_wild_and_horned_hermit/v01/c002/13.html Able to recite how cold fusion works]] works with [[GeniusBonus startling accuracy]], [[http://mangafox.me/manga/touhou_ibarakasen_wild_and_horned_hermit/v01/c002/14.html while still looking cute]].cute. However, her interests seem to lean towards science and math rather than the humanities, as evidenced by her forgetting who exactly Prince Shoutoku was until she pulled out a history textbook.


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* EdibleAmmunition: Her "Baked Sweet Potato 'Sweet Potato Room'" Spell Card uses sweet potatoes for bullets.


* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: According to ''The Grimoire of Usami'', her Fang Sign "Chewing Satisfaction" Spell Card has her actually trying to attack the player through the fourth wall.



* LittleBitBeastly: She's a wolf tengu, but wolf features are restricted to {{Fanon}} and supplementary materials, as she has been seen only as a small sprite in the games.

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She's a wolf tengu, but wolf features are restricted to {{Fanon}} and supplementary materials, as she has been seen only as a small sprite in the games.


* BigBad or TheGodsMustBeLazy: She is indirectly related to every game after her debut. Moriya Shrine conspiracy and all that.

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* BigBad or TheGodsMustBeLazy: She is indirectly related to every game no less than ''three'' mainline games after her debut. Moriya Shrine conspiracy and all that.


* GadgeteerGenius: Kappa combined whatever existing technology they had (possibly BambooTechnology, {{Steampunk}} and/or {{Magitek}}) with modern-day technology from outside the MedievalStasis Field to become the most technologically advanced [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Perfect_Memento:_Kappa race in Gensoukyou]]. Nitori herself is especially interested in engineering, and {{Fanon}} portrays her as the designer of Aya's camera.

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* GadgeteerGenius: Kappa combined whatever existing technology they had (possibly BambooTechnology, {{Steampunk}} and/or {{Magitek}}) with modern-day technology from outside the MedievalStasis Field to become the most technologically advanced [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Perfect_Memento:_Kappa race in Gensoukyou]].Gensokyo]]. Nitori herself is especially interested in engineering, and {{Fanon}} portrays her as the designer of Aya's camera.



A human wind priestess from outside of Gensoukyou hailing from Lake Suwa in Nagano Prefecture, she runs the Moriya Shrine and serves both Kanako and Suwako dutifully. During her life before entering Gensoukyou she was worshiped as a god in her own right, and she has been having a bit of an identity crisis after moving from a world in which her abilities made her special to one where they are mundane.

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A human wind priestess from outside of Gensoukyou Gensokyo hailing from Lake Suwa in Nagano Prefecture, she runs the Moriya Shrine and serves both Kanako and Suwako dutifully. During her life before entering Gensoukyou Gensokyo she was worshiped as a god in her own right, and she has been having a bit of an identity crisis after moving from a world in which her abilities made her special to one where they are mundane.



* FantasticRacism: She's not exactly comfortable about [[ToServeMan the eating habits of youkai]], and sees the current status of humans living in Gensoukyou as oppression, which she makes clear to the youkai in ''UFO''.

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* FantasticRacism: She's not exactly comfortable about [[ToServeMan the eating habits of youkai]], and sees the current status of humans living in Gensoukyou Gensokyo as oppression, which she makes clear to the youkai in ''UFO''.



** In ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' she was convinced that the cold fusion experiment would work in the fantasy realm of Gensoukyou, even though it failed in the outside world. And she was right.

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** In ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' she was convinced that the cold fusion experiment would work in the fantasy realm of Gensoukyou, Gensokyo, even though it failed in the outside world. And she was right.



* NormalFishInATinyPond: In a fashion. In our world she was used to being considered the equivalent of a deity because of her powers. In Gensoukyou EveryoneIsASuper (or enough people that she's not unusual, anyway), so she had some trouble adjusting originally. One AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is that [[IJustWantToBeNormal part of her is actually happy about it]].

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* NormalFishInATinyPond: In a fashion. In our world she was used to being considered the equivalent of a deity because of her powers. In Gensoukyou Gensokyo EveryoneIsASuper (or enough people that she's not unusual, anyway), so she had some trouble adjusting originally. One AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is that [[IJustWantToBeNormal part of her is actually happy about it]].



The current god in charge of the Moriya Shrine, with dominion over wind and rain and an affection for snakes. The shrine was not originally hers, since she won it from Suwako after they fought each other in the Great Suwa War, though after complications arose they entered into a sort of dual-owner partnership. The two still have a reasonably good friendship despite their past rivalry and the occasional arguments. She moved the shrine to Gensoukyou because she could not gather enough faith from humans in the Outside World, and decided to gather faith from youkai as well. Despite clashing with the Hakurei Shrine she has obtained a significant amount of faith from the tengu and kappa, though nowhere near what she once possessed, and so she seeks ways to expand the numbers of her worshippers.

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The current god in charge of the Moriya Shrine, with dominion over wind and rain and an affection for snakes. The shrine was not originally hers, since she won it from Suwako after they fought each other in the Great Suwa War, though after complications arose they entered into a sort of dual-owner partnership. The two still have a reasonably good friendship despite their past rivalry and the occasional arguments. She moved the shrine to Gensoukyou Gensokyo because she could not gather enough faith from humans in the Outside World, and decided to gather faith from youkai as well. Despite clashing with the Hakurei Shrine she has obtained a significant amount of faith from the tengu and kappa, though nowhere near what she once possessed, and so she seeks ways to expand the numbers of her worshippers.



The original god of Moriya Shrine, with dominion over earth and mountains and an affection for frogs for some unknown reason, and one of the only beings able to tame the fierce Mishaguji (snakelike curse gods). Suwako lost control of her shrine to Kanako in a duel, where her steel weapons were rusted by a single counterattack by Kanako's divine vines, and only managed to retain the control that she did because of the refusal of her followers to accept a deity that could not control the Mishaguji. Far less concerned about their dwindling faith than Kanako, she nonetheless agreed to her relocation plan and has found many things in Gensoukyou to amuse her. She's noted for a love of "danmaku festivals", willingly taking all comers.

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The original god of Moriya Shrine, with dominion over earth and mountains and an affection for frogs for some unknown reason, and one of the only beings able to tame the fierce Mishaguji (snakelike curse gods). Suwako lost control of her shrine to Kanako in a duel, where her steel weapons were rusted by a single counterattack by Kanako's divine vines, and only managed to retain the control that she did because of the refusal of her followers to accept a deity that could not control the Mishaguji. Far less concerned about their dwindling faith than Kanako, she nonetheless agreed to her relocation plan and has found many things in Gensoukyou Gensokyo to amuse her. She's noted for a love of "danmaku festivals", willingly taking all comers.


--> ''Momiji:'' We're also fed up with the huge work load, especially the meaningless patrolling or making us defend the big wigs. What is the point even? I mean, the higher ups are so much stronger than the average tengu like us, so why do they even need protection?

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--> ''Momiji:'' '''Momiji:''' We're also fed up with the huge work load, especially the meaningless patrolling or making us defend the big wigs. What is the point even? I mean, the higher ups are so much stronger than the average tengu like us, so why do they even need protection?

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* BodyguardingABadass: In the article in ''Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia'' where she, Aya, and Hatate get together to anonymously complain about their workloads, Momiji raises this trope as a point of annoyance.
--> ''Momiji:'' We're also fed up with the huge work load, especially the meaningless patrolling or making us defend the big wigs. What is the point even? I mean, the higher ups are so much stronger than the average tengu like us, so why do they even need protection?

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* UngratefulBastard: On her defeat in ''Mountain of Faith'', Nitori claims that human and kappa are old friends, and she couldn't ''possibly'' impose on an old friend to defeat Kanako for her. When Reimu admits that [[RuleOfFunny she'd forgotten why she was on the mountain in the first place]], Nitori grumbles something about humans being flaky and says she "should have asked the tengu instead". She is much less friendly when Marisa tries to return to the mountain after the kappas' issues with Kanako have been resolved.


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* BattleButler: Sanae is the priestess of both the final and extra boss, who are both gods.

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* ModernizedGod: Yasaka Kanako is a weather goddess seeking to increase her influence ([[GodsNeedPrayerBadly due to waning belief in the outside world]]), notably by getting into technology. One of these plots saw her feed a three-legged crow (a symbol of the Sun in Japanese mythology) to a none-too-bright raven youkai so as to give Gensokyo a source of green energy. The result was Reiuji Utsuho, a raven girl with the power to control ''nuclear fusion''.


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[[folder:Shizuha Aki]]
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::''Symbol of Loneliness and Death''
::'''Shizuha Aki'''

A minor god of fallen leaves. The older of the Aki sisters, despite bearing the lowly position of midboss with no dialogue. {{Fanon}} thus has it that she's less reliable than Minoriko.

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* TheCameo: She and Minoriko are seen observing the kappa's astronomy show in Chapter 25 of ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit''.
* HairDecorations: One made out of red autumn leaves. Some fanartist noticed it resembles a crab and started drawing it as such, sparking endless 'crab' jokes about her.
* JadeColoredGlasses: As the "Symbol of Loneliness and Death," she is a pessimist who believes that "the end will always come."
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQBWsBVpfm0 "A God That Loves People ~ Romantic Fall"]]
* OddJobGods: She is a god of ''dead leaves''.
* MeaningfulName: Aki simply mean "autumn", and Shizuha means "silent leaf". Fitting for a god of autumn leaves.
* MutualEnvy: Of her younger sister. She wishes she did something more productive that humans would appreciate.
* PaintingTheFrostOnWindows: She colors the leaves (by hand) and makes them fall (by kicking the trees) in the autumn.
* OurGodsAreDifferent: One of the "Yaoyorozu", the countless Shinto gods that are said to exist everywhere in nature. Her power over the creation of fallen leaves does bring to mind Tatsutahime, the Shinto goddess of autumn, in particular.
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[[folder:Minoriko Aki]]
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::''Symbol of Harvest and Plenty''
::'''Minoriko Aki'''

-->''"Even though you're a shrine maiden, you want to eat a god? How ridiculous! What insolence!"''

A minor harvest god. The younger of the Aki sisters, she is often portrayed as being more mature than Shizuha. Both of the Aki sisters love autumn, and get very disappointed when winter rolls around. This has led fans to came up with idea of a rivalry between them and Letty Whiterock, the youkai of winter. Minoriko also runs a sweet potato stand.

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* TheCameo: She and Shizuha are seen observing the kappa's astronomy show in Chapter 25 of ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit''.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Goes around barefoot.
* FollowYourNose: Reimu notices that she smells like roasting sweet potatoes all the time.
* FoodGod: Minoriko is a harvest goddess, albeit not a very powerful one due to having to share faith with numerous other deities in the same sphere who are far more powerful than her. However, she's considered one of the friendliest deities towards humans, and she's invited to the Human Village every year in order to guarantee a good harvest.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xCsqKGy1ac "Because Princess Inada Is Scolding Me"]]
* MeaningfulName: Like her sister, Aki means "autumn". Minoriko means "harvest child".
* MutualEnvy: Of her older sister. She wishes she did something more artistic and less pragmatic.
* NiceHat: A red mob cap with a cluster of red grapes tied to it.
* OddJobGods: She is a god of abundant harvest. She makes the good crops part, not the fertilizing part.
* PerpetualPoverty: Given that Kanako looks at faith as a kind of currency for gods, naturally she thinks of relatively unpopular gods as being in poverty, suggesting they could try a more permanent potato stand in the human village to keep earning faith. Minoriko is also described as a homeless vagrant because she has no shrine.
* OurGodsAreDifferent: One of the "Yaoyorozu", the countless Shinto gods that are said to exist everywhere in nature.
* PowerOfTheSun: Her "Bumper Crop 'Promise of the Wheat God'" spell card uses the power of the sun to nourish crops as they're harvested.
* StrongerSibling: Although both of the Aki sisters are fairly weak (being minor gods with few followers), Minoriko is the stronger of the two.

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[[folder:Hina Kagiyama]]
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::''Nagashi-hina of the Hidden God''
::'''Hina Kagiyama'''

-->''"I'm a friend of humans. I take their misfortune and pass them on to the gods. If you like, I can take on all of your tragedies."''

A curse god who can absorb misfortune. She's also known for [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning]], which she does nonstop during a large chunk of her stage. [[MemeticMutation Spin Hina spin! Spin for all to enjoy!]]

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* BadPowersGoodPeople: While Akyuu claims that you shouldn't talk to her, that's just because of the possibility of her misfortune leaking out. She's described as quite friendly.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: The squiggle on her dress is a stylized kanji 厄 ''(yaku)'', meaning "misfortune".
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She is only a stage 2 boss and generally does not want to harm anybody... still, her threat level in ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'' is given as "Very High", and that's without her even trying! If Hina wanted to use the curses she has accumulated offensively, little would be able to stand in her way.
* {{Curse}}: Not deliberately, but...
* DarkIsNotEvil: She's a yakubyougami - a curse god who would normally spread misfortune and illness - but she absorbs misfortune and curses so they won't affect humans, and in ''Mountain of Faith'' she tries to drive away the protagonists so the youkai above won't harm them. However, Akyuu states multiple times in Hina's ''Symposium'' entry that despite her friendliness she is still dangerous to be around due to her PowerIncontinence.
* ElegantGothicLolita: [[WordOfGod ZUN said]] the design of her costume is supposed to be in this style.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Moves around by spinning, and fanon even has it that her other special ability is to never get dizzy when spinning. Perhaps she does this in reference to the swirly kanji for "misfortune", the same one that is on her dress.
** Another common fandom assumption is that Hina spins one way to absorb misfortune, and the opposite way to release it on an opponent.
* TheJinx: She's a curse god who absorbs and spreads misfortune, but she's still friendly by nature.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLbZSIEMXuc "The Road of the Apotropaic God ~ Dark Road"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-jVAHSCc8Y "Dark Side of Fate".]]
* OurGodsAreDifferent: Although since she lives off of misfortune instead of faith, Akyuu claims she's technically not a god. She's just a kind of youkai that gets called a god.
* PowerIncontinence: Despite her friendly nature, the misfortune she absorbs will still affect anyone who approaches her or even catches sight of her.
* TheScottishTrope: Even talking about her is said to bring misfortune.
* WindsOfDestinyChange: She specializes in storing misfortune, ironically improving the luck of others despite being a creature of curses. However, due to all those curses imbuing the area around her, terrible misfortune may befall anyone who approaches her. Hina herself is not affected and is said to actually benefit from good luck as a result of storing bad luck... somehow.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has green hair.

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[[folder:Nitori Kawashiro]]
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::''Super Youkai Warhead''
::'''Nitori Kawashiro'''

-->''"See you, human! By the way, it's dangerous if you go any further!"''

A river kappa with a knack for engineering. Initially she comes across as very shy, attempting to scare the heroines away from Youkai Mountain for their own safety, but in her subsequent appearances she's become much less shy and much more sharp-tongued.

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* AcmeProducts: A popular RunningGag in fanworks - because kappa are known to have made {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s of devices from the Outside World, the presence of any anachronistic technology is {{Hand Wave}}d by slapping a "NITORI" brand on it. She's most frequently depicted as having made Aya's camera.
* BeehiveBarrier: Her bomb in ''Subterranean Animism''.
* BiggerOnTheInside: Granted, her backpack is huge, but considering the stuff she pulls out of it (including a mechanical boxing glove, an oversized water balloon/flail, several massive cogs), it appears to be this.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She seems nice enough in her first appearance while asking the protagonists for their help, but will slip and insult Reimu if she doesn't seem to be paying attention. Later appearances have her display more open {{Jerkass}} tendencies, but she instantly becomes polite and humble when interacting with Yuugi... since oni are the original ''rulers'' of Youkai Mountain, and more than powerful enough to reclaim that position if they ever felt like returning.
* BreakTheHaughty: As CharacterizationMarchesOn, Nitori is shown to be rather rude and condescending to most humans and youkai, keyword being "most": she's suddenly very polite to the people she knows are very dangerous, and she mellows out considerably to those who defeat her.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. Her gadgets have a limited amount of power, and if that runs out, many of her abilities become much weaker or outright unusable.
* BubbleGun: Her "Fire! Bubble Dragon" spell card in ''Hopeless Masquerade'' has her pulling one out.
* CatchPhrase: A fanon one. "Kappapappapappa" and variants.
* CatSmile: [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:ThGKNitori.png No really]].
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first appearance she was characterized as shy, but still willing to help the player character. In her appearances afterwards her shyness and helpfulness disappeared, instead becoming greedy and thinking she's better than humans and other youkai.
* CrowbarCombatant: Uses a crowbar for some of her melee attacks in the fighting games (alongside a [[WrenchWhack wrench]]). She's also seen holding the crowbar in some of her portraits, and references it in her victory quotes.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Kappa, according to mythology, look like some MadScientist spliced a turtle, a monkey and a duck together. Nitori is a cute girl with a NiceHat.
* DenialOfDiagonalAttack: {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''Hopeless Masquerade'', where Nitori can't shoot her strongest attacks ''horizontally''. To compensate for this, it's easier for her to stay near the top or bottom of the screen.
* EyeBeams: In ''Urban Legend in Limbo'', her Robo-Nessie has these.
* FalseFriend: Attempts this after being defeated by the protagonist in ''Mountain of Faith''. Badly. She claims that humans and kappa share a beautiful friendship and have helped each other out for centuries. Oh, and there's some ruffians causing trouble on the mountain, and she could lead you to them quickly and safely, but she couldn't possibly impose on such good friends... Naturally, she is immediately called out on this. Later, when Marisa returns to Youkai Mountain in one of her endings (by which point Nitori no longer wants her there), she first tries to deny ever helping Marisa before admitting she "got that one for free" and shouldn't expect it to happen again.
* FantasticRacism: She's rude to both humans and youkai, but humans get the short end of the stick. A good number of fan stories give her the FreudianExcuse of having been scorched by humans more than once in her life, who scorned her because of their own racism towards youkai in general.
* GadgeteerGenius: Kappa combined whatever existing technology they had (possibly BambooTechnology, {{Steampunk}} and/or {{Magitek}}) with modern-day technology from outside the MedievalStasis Field to become the most technologically advanced [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Perfect_Memento:_Kappa race in Gensoukyou]]. Nitori herself is especially interested in engineering, and {{Fanon}} portrays her as the designer of Aya's camera.
* GirlishPigtails
* {{Greed}}: Tries to extort more cash out of Kanako by exploiting a big flaw in her own technology (which is actually working fine), then gets her to pay for a wholly unnecessary power source and all related expenses.
* GunsAkimbo: They appear to be [[MakingASplash squirt guns]].
* HelicopterPack: Flies with one in ''Hopeless Maquerade''.
* InformedFlaw: She's supposedly very shy, but when she does talk to the heroine, she doesn't flee any further, helpfully warns them of the dangers up ahead, and is actually rather talkative. In ''Subterranean Animism'' and ''Hopeless Masquerade'', her supposed shyness is nowhere to be seen.
* InHarmonyWithNature: Despite their use of technology, kappa are still river spirits and can "read the pulse of the river". With a stethoscope.
* InsufferableGenius: Apparently looks down on humans and other youkai, and is bad at hiding it. In ''Subterranean Animism'' and ''Hopeless Masquerade'' she shows shades of this.
* InvisibilityCloak: [[SchizoTech Optical Camouflage]], actually. It tends to short out on her, though.
* JetPack: Her "Fly! Sanpei Fight" spell card in ''Hopeless Masquerade'' has her using a rocket-powered jetpack to charge at the opponent.
* {{Kappa}}: Her hat is meant to evoke a plate that kappas traditionally wear to keep the water in their hollowed-out heads from spilling out, with a visor that represents a kappa's duck bill, and her backpack the turtle-like shell.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 "Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's 'Kappa' ~ Candid Friend"]], which later receives [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pg9BHu7oTY a remix in Hopeless Masquerade]].
* MacGyvering: Building marvels of advanced technology in a MedievalStasis land using the power of science? That's her. Western fans even joke that Series/MacGyver is her main inspiration. Somewhat deconstructed in that she doesn't seem to bother with blueprints or any actual design, instead relying on her MadScientist talents to do the job. Supplementary manga shows this extends to some degree to all kappa, who ignore approved plans to each do whatever they please, and the consequences have caused several of Kanako's otherwise decent plans to implode.
* MakingASplash:
** Her ability is manipulation of water. Tends to be overshadowed by SCIENCE!, though.
** Now keeping up with her SCIENCE! thanks to the spellcard ''Heavy Rain "Great War beneath the River"''.
* ManaMeter: Her gimmick in ''Hopeless Masquerade'' - most of her moves draw from a battery, and become weaker or unusable when it runs out.
%%* MightyGlacier: In ''Hopeless Masquerade''.
* NerdsAreSexy: One of the few characters that ZUN draws with noticeable breasts, emphasized by the straps crossing her chest with a key hanging from them.
* NiceHat: A cap whose flat top and brim are meant to invoke the look of a traditional kappa's head and beak.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Nerdy kappa who can create SchizoTech.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: The reason she's participating in the events of ''Hopeless Masquerade'' is so she can make money at the festivals. Her storyline has her gaining popularity entirely by accident.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: In her ''Mountain of Faith'' appearance she tries to convince the protagonists to help her by repeatedly claiming that humans and kappa have been "sworn friends since ancient times".
-->'''Marisa:''' "For the loser to claim to be a sworn friend is a little strange."
-->'''Reimu:''' "Are you sure you haven't mistaken an old enemy for a friend?"
** Likewise her interactions with Yuugi in ''Subterranean Animism'' can be summed up as [--"Please don't come back to the mountain, please don't come back to the mountain, please don't come back to the mountain..."--] "You know I can hear you, right?" "P-please come back to the mountain sometime, boss, we'd be honoured to drink with you."
* SavedForTheSequel: She was originally planned to be playable in ''Hisoutensouku'', but was scrapped. She later became playable in ''Hopeless Masquerade''.
* TheShadowKnows: In Chapter 15 of ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'', her shadow as cast on a wall by a lantern appears to be that of an especially monstrous-looking traditional kappa.
* ShellBackpack: Well, her shell ''is'' a backpack, but still.
* ShoutOut:
** Her theme music is titled ''Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" ~ Candid Friend'', referencing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_(novel) a satirical novella]] in the style of ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' which depicts kappa society as materialistic and ruthless. Her portrait in ''Mountain of Faith'' also has her holding grass in one hand and a cattail in another, referencing a painting by the author.
** Her ''Hopeless Masquerade'' moveset is filled with references to other videogames:
*** Some of her projectile attacks resemble the Zapper and Blaster weapons from ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}''; the latter is even called ''Aerial Blaster''.
*** Her ''Photon Torpedo'' is a reference to ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}''. Likewise ''Kiku-Ichimonji Compressor'' is a vertical laser resembling the "Kiku-Ichimonji" weapon from ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}''.
*** ''Farewell Rubber Ring'' is a reference to ''Farewell VideoGame/UmiharaKawase'' and its protagonist's "Rubber Ring" GrapplingHookPistol.
*** ''Water Bomb Giant Swing'' ("Mizubaku Daikaiten") is a reference to ''Liquid Kids'' (aka "Mizubaku Daibouken").
*** ''Battle Machine "Fly! Sanpei Fight"'' is a reference to the Jet Shoot attack of kappa character Sanpei from ''VideoGame/OedoFight''.
*** ''Heavy Rain "Great War Beneath the River"'' references the title of ''VideoGame/KaiteiDaisensou'' ("Great War Beneath the Sea").
*** Her [[LimitBreak Last Word]] has her appear in the foreground of the stage and fire projectiles at the opponent, which she aims with a crosshair. This looks almost exactly like [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Snake's]] Final Smash in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''.
* ShrinkingViolet: Played with. Nitori is [[InformedFlaw (supposedly)]] very shy around humans. When the heroines first encounter her, she runs off in shock before reappearing in [[InvisibilityCloak optical camouflage]]. However, Akyuu claims she's a racist who's bad at hiding it, and by ''Hopeless Masquerade'' she's become much more outspoken and callous in her speech. In ''Subterranean Animism'' though, she's both: she speaks rudely about other youkai until the Yuugi fight when she realizes that they can hear her through the speakers, after which she's suddenly polite. No one said shy girls were always ''nice'', did they?
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Played straight when she's first introduced in ''Mountain of Faith'', but it's become subverted in her subsequent appearances.
* SignatureMove: Exteeending Aaarm, both in fanon and in canon, since in Japanese folklore it's said that kappa are able to extend and retract their arms. In Nitori's case it's usually a mechanical grabber rather than one of her own arms.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Kawasiro" in Kunrei-Shiki romanization.
* StockNessMonster: Her occult theme in ''Urban Legend in Limbo''. Although in her case it's a ''robotic'' Nessie.
* ThisIsADrill: Her "'Battle Machine 'Fly! Sanpei Fight'" spell card involves the use of dual drills.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Between ''Mountain of Faith'' and ''Subterranean Animism'', then between ''Subterranean Animism'' and ''Hopeless Masquerade''. She basically goes from [[InformedFlaw supposedly shy]], eccentric, and helpful inventor to [[FantasticRacism racist]], [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistical]], rude HollywoodAtheist who [[CorruptCorporateExecutive openly gloats about swindling humans out of their money and plans to install monopolies on things like fishing]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Cucumbers. Partly because Kappa traditionally like cucumbers, and partly due to Music/{{IOSYS}}'s remix of her {{leitmotif}}, which [[MemeticMutation led to her being often shown]] with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pepsi_cucumber.jpg cucumber-flavored Pepsi]] and beer.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Sort of; ZUN originally wanted her to be playable in ''Hisoutensoku'', but she was scrapped due to time constraints, so one could say it was only a matter of time before she could really be playable. However, few people expected her to be in ''Hopeless Masquerade'', which is about fighting over religion and popularity. She's also unexpected in-universe, since during Nitori's story mode Mamizou is rather surprised that a "faithless kappa" is participating.
* VagueAge: One of the more extreme cases in fanon. Fan-artists just can't agree on how old she's supposed to appear.
* WrenchWench: Her ''Hopeless Masquerade'' title is "Handyman of the River".
* WrenchWhack: Whacking her opponents with a wrench is her standard melee attack in ''Hopeless Masquerade''.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is blue.

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[[folder:Momiji Inubashiri]]

::''The Mountain's Telegnosis''
::'''Momiji Inubashiri'''

-->''"I thought that we were the only ones making original rules. I could not believe my eyes to see that the same kind of thing was happening in the outside world as well. It's a bit frustrating."''

Another of the tengu folk, and another character with no dialogue. She's said to have a cooperative personality and executes her duties faithfully, and so is often portrayed as Aya's subordinate or junior. Or just the hapless straight man to her antics. It was later revealed that she rather dislikes Aya and won't take orders from her as they belong to different chains of command, but fans will often ignore that.

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%%* AscendedExtra
* CollaredByFashion: She is often given a red collar by fans.
* CoolSword: Looks like a scimitar, from what we can tell by her sprite. May be drawn as a {{BFS}} DependingOnTheArtist.
* HouseRules: Her article in ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'' is about her discovering [[VariantChess Variant Shogi]] pieces from the outside world and trying to come up with new rules for them.
* InterserviceRivalry: There are some hints that within tengu society the wolf tengu (guardsman corps) don't really get along with the crow tengu ([[CleverCrows information gathering corps]]). Or maybe Momiji is just annoyed by Aya personally for whatever reason.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWNDB1juaeo "Fall of Fall ~ Autumnal Waterfall"]]
* LittleBitBeastly: She's a wolf tengu, but wolf features are restricted to {{Fanon}} and supplementary materials, as she has been seen only as a small sprite in the games.
** ''Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia'' further [[AvertedTrope averts]] this image, as one of the illustrations features Momiji lacking any of the wolf features that {{Fanon}} often draws her with.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Holds a shield. Presumably to give her a "soldier" image.
* MookLieutenant: Momiji's captain of the Youkai Mountain patrol guard.
* {{Mooks}}: Wolf tengu are more or less the soldier caste of the tengu, and in ''Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia'' Momiji mentions that she isn't even allowed to leave the mountain like the crow tengu are.
* NotSoDifferent: Despite the fact that she and Aya do not get along, ''Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia'' reveals that both resent the fact that despite their loyalty and hard work for Lord Tenma and the other greater tengu, they're both stuck in their respective castes.
* OCStandIn: Lack of in-game dialogue and portrait art caused her physical appearance and personality to vary greatly early on. Both have been fairly standardized by now, though.
* ShipSinking: Averted; the revelation that there is some bad blood between Aya and Momiji has done nothing to slow down the tide of fanart portraying them as a close couple. In fact, it may have only made it even ''[[UpToEleven more]]'' popular, since Momiji can now be portrayed as a {{Tsundere}} toward Aya.
* TabletopGame/{{Shogi}}: She specifically plays [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai_shogi Dai Shogi]] with the kappa according [[AllThereInTheManual to her profile]]. She also develops new rules for the wolf tengus' [[LoadsAndLoadsOfRules even more complex]] version, [[VariantChess Dai Tengu Shogi]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S Romanization of her name - "Momizi Inubasiri".
* SuperSenses: She has the supernatural power to see across a thousand leagues (sometimes interpreted as [[PsychicPowers clairvoyance]], because the Japanese word for that is "thousand league eyes"), but she also possesses an excellent sense of smell. Oddly, no particular mention is made of super-hearing. Rather than use these powers to snoop on people for news, Momiji acts as the captain of Youkai Mountain's patrol guards, with soldiers hiding behind a waterfall. She also spies on the heroine and the gods of the new shrine when they do battle, without being noticed by either.
* {{Tengu}}: She's a white wolf tengu, unlike Aya and Hatate who are crow tengu. It could be that she's based on the [[http://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Tiangou Tiangou]], a dog-like creature from Chinese mythology that the Japanese tengu take their name from[[labelnote:Note]]Interestingly, while the majority of tengu in Japanese folklore are portrayed as birdlike, the kanji for "tengu" literally mean "heavenly dog"[[/labelnote]].

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[[folder:Sanae Kochiya]]
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::''Deified Human of the Wind''
::'''Sanae Kochiya'''

-->''"I see. Then, maybe you should watch and consider the power of a living god... The divine power to cause miracles!"''

A human wind priestess from outside of Gensoukyou hailing from Lake Suwa in Nagano Prefecture, she runs the Moriya Shrine and serves both Kanako and Suwako dutifully. During her life before entering Gensoukyou she was worshiped as a god in her own right, and she has been having a bit of an identity crisis after moving from a world in which her abilities made her special to one where they are mundane.

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* ADayInTheLimelight:
** In ''Hisoutensoku'' she's the only character that actually gets to the bottom of what the titular mecha really is.
** Chapter 19 of ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' is all about Sanae. Well, Sanae, sake, and her feelings about missing out on the events of ''Hopeless Masquerade'' and ''Double Dealing Character''.
** Chapter 38 of ''Wild and Horned Hermit'' centers on Sanae and the Moriya Shrine's work setting up the cable car between it and the Human Village.
* {{Adorkable}}: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/touhou_ibarakasen_wild_and_horned_hermit/v01/c002/13.html Able to recite how cold fusion works]] with [[GeniusBonus startling accuracy]], [[http://mangafox.me/manga/touhou_ibarakasen_wild_and_horned_hermit/v01/c002/14.html while still looking cute]]. However, her interests seem to lean towards science and math rather than the humanities, as evidenced by her forgetting who exactly Prince Shoutoku was until she pulled out a history textbook.
* AGodAmI:
** She won't waste any time in informing people that she is, in fact, a living god. It's practically her CatchPhrase. Of course, she can be excused for this because she really ''is'' one, what with her power to create miracles and being descended directly from Suwako and all.
** Her ending in ''Hisoutensoku'' and her entry in ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'' both explicitly refer to her as the third god of the Moriya Shrine.
** Even ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' has this as a RunningGag.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Coming from a world that revered her as a living god, she had quite the confidence in her abilities when she first came to Gensokyo. And then she was quickly humbled by Reimu and Marisa.
* AnimalMotifs: To represent her gods, she wears hair accessories shaped like a frog's head and a snake, and in ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' depending on which route she takes she can use either frog or snake-shaped bullets.
* AsianRuneChant: In ''Esoterica "Nine Syllable Stabs"'', one of her ultimate attacks in ''Hisoutensoku''.
* AwesomeButImpractical: InUniverse. Her miracles can do just about anything... but the truly impressive ones have casting times of ''days''. She gets around this in danmaku battles by turning some of the rituals into spell cards.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Sanae is one of the few characters whose name wouldn't seem unusual in modern Japan.
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** In her A-scenario in ''Undefined Fantastic Object'', she begins her mission of "youkai hunting" with some degree of doubt in her abilities to do so. However, by halfway through the game, she has become particularly enthusiastic about it, something a noticeable number of fans [[{{Flanderization}} have run away with]], with "darker" comics often turning her into a psychotic, hateful genocider. In all seriousness, this might be a particularly bad character flaw, and some characters even worry she may [[HeWhoFightsMonsters turn into a youkai herself]].
** While she might not be quite as strong as Reimu or Marisa, she's still a fairly formidable opponent and is just as strong as any youkai.
* BlowYouAway: She is a ''wind'' priestess after all. Her ''Hisoutensoku'' fighting style makes heavy use of her air dash's ability to push projectiles around with wind, a la Rachel from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: "Are you talking about those charms with "P" and "point" written on them?"
* BuxomIsBetter: Her appearance in ''Hopeless Masquerade'' as a background character has a noticeable bust; a feature very few other characters in the background in HM have.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Calls out Suwako in ''Hisoutensoku'' for hiding her and Kanako's plans involving the titular robot from both her and everyone else in Gensokyo, citing how hiding things during ''Subterranean Animism'' just got everyone mad at them. The fact that not too long beforehand Reimu blamed her for starting the incident likely didn't help matters either.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Sanae has a very low alchohol tolerance and gets drunk really easily, which is why she tends to avoid it.
* CatchPhrase: "Sanae is a good girl". This stemmed from a doujin where she was drunk and demanded Kanako to call her this. Now, it means something almost completely different: you can see this mentioned almost ''anywhere'' in the English fandom as the line for her "[[{{Flanderization}} Youkai Extermination mode]]".
* CharacterFocus: Since her debut as a heroine, she appeared in every main series game up until ''Double Dealing Character''. [[ShesBack And then returned for]] ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom''.
* ChargedAttack: Her more powerful miracles require long rituals to prepare for their use, though after she came to Gensokyo Sanae was clever enough to make ''the preparation itself'' into an offensive Spell Card. In ''Hisoutensoku'' she has a unique mechanic in the form of recharging meters for each of her gods, which must be full in order for her to use attacks which channel that god's powers. It's common for fan games to give her some kind of "Faith Meter" which must be built up before she can use certain attacks.
* {{Chuunibyou}}: Sanae is an unusual example in that she really ''does'' have supernatural powers, she's just way too enthusiastic about them (and occasionally lapses into IfJesusThenAliens).
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Has since embraced Gensokyo's "lack of sense" wholeheartedly. Apparently, the less sense you have in ''Touhou'', the more likely you are to show up in the next game.
* CostumeExaggeration: As a {{Miko}}, her outfit is even more stylized than Reimu's, especially since real-life miko don't wear blue and white.
* CultureClash: A lot of Sanae's issues in Gensokyo both canon and fanon-wise tend to be based around her different social values as a result of growing up in the Outside World. For instance, in Chapter 19 of ''Wild and Horned Hermit'' she and Reimu almost get into a fight over Sanae not wanting to drink during Reimu's ''Double Dealing Character'' victory party, and the latter deciding to make fun of her for it.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Albeit not a very powerful one.
* DivineIntervention: Her power over miracles allows her to invoke this, and her title in ''Forbidden Scrollery'' is "Theurgist of Wind and Lake", theurgy being the working of a divine or supernatural agency in human affairs.
* DivineParentage: She's distantly descended from Suwako.
* DropInCharacter:
** Although many of the series characters visit Reimu's shrine in one capacity or another, Sanae herself pretty much becomes this in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' to the point that she can be considered the next important human after Reimu and Marisa. At one point, she even takes over looking after the shrine after Reimu is whisked away by Kasen for "training".
** According to ZUN, metawise Sanae's personality is such that she can be easily inserted into almost any plot.
* DubInducedPlotHole: A long-standing mistranslation of ''Mountain of Faith'' lore involving Sanae and Suwako's relationship. The mistaken translation said that Sanae was unaware ''that'' two gods inhabited her shrine. The actual meaning is that Sanae's not sure ''why'' two gods are in the same shrine. The reason being Kanako defeated Suwako in battle but did not kick her out completely from the shrine, instead leaving their human worshipers to believe they were both the same god.
* EdibleAmmunition: Her ''Miracle "Miracle Fruit"'' spell card uses [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exploding miracle fruit]] and her ''Divine Virtue "Bumper Crop Rice Shower"'' spell card uses surplus rice.
* EekAMouse: Has this almost word-for-word reaction upon encountering Nazrin in ''Undefined Fantastic Object''.
* FantasticRacism: She's not exactly comfortable about [[ToServeMan the eating habits of youkai]], and sees the current status of humans living in Gensoukyou as oppression, which she makes clear to the youkai in ''UFO''.
* FishOutOfWater: She's had trouble adjusting to Gensokyo, at first. [[TheTeetotaler Among other things, Gensokyo's inhabitants drink far more than she's used to.]] Fans were [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnAD34rn-Lc&t=6m4s having fun with this idea]] long before it was mentioned in canon.
* {{Foil}}:
** To her fellow shrine maiden Reimu in many ways:
*** While Reimu doesn't even know the name of the god her shrine is dedicated to, Sanae directly lives with her two gods.
*** Reimu is a Gensokyo native, whereas Sanae was originally from the Outside World.
*** Reimu loves alcohol, whereas Sanae is TheTeetotaler.
*** While Reimu's attempts to gather faith for the Hakurei Shrine often fail, Sanae tends to be far more successful.
*** Reimu only reluctantly gets involved in incident solving out of duty, whereas Sanae has JumpedAtTheCall for every incident she's been involved in.
*** Both to some extent feel separation from other humans due to their powers and physical distance from the rest of Gensokyo, though Sanae's the weaker out of the two.
*** When it comes to conversation, Reimu's not very talkative, whereas Sanae's a bit more of a chatterbox.
*** They're even contrasted by clothing despite the similar designs of their outfits, since Reimu's primary color is red, whereas Sanae's is blue.
** She's also one to Sumireko Usami, as while both hail from the Outside World, Sumireko views Gensokyo as an outsider looking in from the outside, while Sanae is an outsider viewing Gensokyo from the inside. Sumireko also represents some of the modern world's more negative aspects, while Sanae represents its more positive aspects.
* FriendlyRivalry: Despite Reimu considering Sanae her main competition when it comes to collecting faith, they have a friendly enough relationship that Reimu trusts her to watch the Hakurei Shrine when she goes to train with Kasen in ''Wild and Horned Hermit.''
* GagBoobs: It seems to be a general rule in fanworks that Sanae has a large bust for both comedy and {{Fanservice}} purposes, and that it's almost always bigger than Reimu's at that.
* GeniusDitz: Is often rather air-headed (pun not intended) personality-wise, but can also give a fairly accurate rundown of cold fusion.
* GenkiGirl: Compared to the rather grumpy at times Reimu and laidback Marisa, Sanae tends to be very energetic and easily excitable.
* GenreSavvy:
** Sanae might be more or less a special case as she's from the real world, thus probably knowing just about as much as any of us do.
** Her story mode for ''Hisoutensoku'' is a good example, where she sees the giant mysterious figure and immediately thinks "HumongousMecha".
** In ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' she was convinced that the cold fusion experiment would work in the fantasy realm of Gensoukyou, even though it failed in the outside world. And she was right.
* GeometricMagic: Uses an UsefulNotes/{{Onmyoudou}}-style pentagram in some of her spells. [[InstantRunes Sometimes she draws them in mid-air]], sometimes she shoots them as projectiles, and sometimes she just traces the pattern invisibly before doing something else.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Less so than usual for deities. While most gods perish in absence of faith in them, an ''[[DeityOfHumanOrigin arahitogami]]'' like Sanae can survive without faith just fine. However, she cannot use divine powers without faith, so she would just be BroughtDownToNormal instead of dying.
* HairDecorations: Has a frog headband representing Suwako (though in later art it seems to be just a hairclip) and a snake hair tube around her left bang representing Kanako.
* HasTwoMommies: Though not definite, there is no evidence Sanae had any direct relatives in the Outside, nor even anyone she cares to remember, and it is plausible that Kanako and Suwako raised her.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: In ''Hisoutensoku'', Marisa warns Sanae that she will "become close to a youkai" if she gets too serious about hunting them. Likewise in ''Double Spoiler'' Sanae uses [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Double_Spoiler/Spell_Cards/Stage_EX#Spell_Card_EX_-_9 a spell card]] that [[EnergyAbsorption absorbs the power of nearby youkai into herself]], causing Hatate to express similar concerns.
* IconicSequelCharacter: She's appeared in nearly every game since her debut, usually as either a boss or a playable character. Said debut wasn't until the fifth main game ''after'' the reboot.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends:
** According to her character profile, she wishes to have human friends to keep her company, since she lives constantly surrounded by gods and youkai.
** A common fan interpretation of Sanae's life before she moved to Gensokyo (and why she would be willing to leave it in the first place) is that she was extremely lonely - the older generation saw her as [[LonelyAtTheTop a figure of worship rather than a person]], while people of her own age saw her as weird because of her [[SupernaturalAngst supernatural powers]], eager/geeky personality and green hair.
** A lot of fanworks involving Sanae's interactions with her fellow incident resolvers (Mainly Reimu and Marisa) tend to involve her trying to make friends with them by virtue of being the only humans in Gensokyo she really knows despite their antagonistic first meeting and personality differences. Sometimes they end well, other times they don't.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Much like Reimu her armpits are fully exposed due to her detached sleeves, and her miko outfit is completely nonstandard.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In ''Hisoutensoku'' she uses her ''[[PaperTalisman haraegushi]]'' as a melee weapon.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Unintentionally ends up offending Reimu, Nazrin, and Kogasa on separate occassions, although she was from a completely different world and society until recently.
* InvulnerableAttack: Her usual [[SmartBomb bomb]] ''Frog Sign "Wily Toad"'' [[DelayedExplosion has a delay of a few seconds before it goes off]], during which time she's invincible. Enemies also take CollisionDamage if they touch the bomb before it detonates.
* {{Joshikousei}}: Fanon has labelled her "the only actual high-school girl in the cast" due to being a [[VagueAge young-looking]] human from the outside world. For this reason, she is often depicted in fanart wearing a high school uniform. This goes as far as the character artist for the fighting games, alphes, drawing Sanae in something that strongly resembles a school uniform for an [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=145248 advertisement]] for ''Undefined Fantastic Object''. However, this doesn't really hold up anymore since the introduction of Sumireko Usami, who is canonically a high school girl.
* JumpedAtTheCall:
** Greatly enjoys resolving incidents and fighting youkai, [[{{Foil}} in contrast to]] Reimu who's ResignedToTheCall.
** She also decided to go to Gensokyo in the first place mainly because she thought it would be fun.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: By way of inconsistent art. They were [[SupernaturalGoldEyes yellow]] in ''Mountain of Faith'' and her ''Hisoutensoku'' sprite, [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow green]] in ''UFO'', ''Ten Desires'', and ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'', and blue in ''Hisoutensoku'''s portraits. Fitting, given her newfound powers in Gensokyo.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaqeawuY0r0 "Faith is for the Transient People"]]
** GenreShift: Noted by ZUN to have a ''metal''/hard rock feel, which is a surprising departure from ''classical'' with horns. There's even pseudo-guitar segments!
* MakingASplash: Some of her spellcards, like ''Sea Opening "The Day the Sea Split"'' are this.
* {{Miko}}: Her outfit is even more non-standard for a miko than Reimu's is; no real-life miko wears blue and white. However, it's generally assumed that like Reimu, she does all of a miko's regular duties around the Moriya shrine.
* NiceGirl: Despite her moments of overzealousness when it comes to furthering the ends of the Moriya Shrine, and her moments of FantasticRacism when it comes to dealing with youkai, overall Sanae tends to be a pretty nice person.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Based on the real person Sanae Moriya, 78th head of a family that claims [[DivineParentage descent from "Moreya-shin"]] and has connections to the Grand Suwa Shrine.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: In a fashion. In our world she was used to being considered the equivalent of a deity because of her powers. In Gensoukyou EveryoneIsASuper (or enough people that she's not unusual, anyway), so she had some trouble adjusting originally. One AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is that [[IJustWantToBeNormal part of her is actually happy about it]].
* OtakuSurrogate: We learn in ''Hisoutensoku'' that [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR she digs giant robots]], and she's also interested in nuclear physics as shown in ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit''.
* OurGodsAreDifferent: She is both fully god and fully human at the same time. This is known as an ''arahitogami'' ("living god"), and happens to be what the Emperor of Japan used to be considered.
* PalsWithJesus: As odd as it sounds, Sanae lives with the deities she worships. What's more, Suwako is, DependingOnTheArtist, often portrayed as a very young girl, in spite of being a [[OurGodsAreDifferent god]] [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld who is several thousand years old]]. Sanae is also her direct descendant, and the main priestess of her shrine. This means she lives with her own great-great-great-great-great-etc. grandmother, who is ''also her god'', and is ''younger than her in appearance''. Many fanfictions even portray Sanae as something of a motherly figure ''to her own deity''.
* PersonalityPowers: Personality-wise Sanae can be described as flighty, yet also very malleable. Fittingly, her primary powers and associations apart from general miracle-making are with [[BlowYouAway wind]] and [[MakingASplash water]].
* PowerTrio: Fandom often depicts her as being part of one with Reimu and Marisa, and ''Wild and Horned Hermit'' depicts her as the one other human they hang around the most.
* RecurringBoss: After appearing as the stage five boss in ''Mountain of Faith'', she made a surprise appearance as the [[BonusBoss Bonus Midboss]] in ''Subterranean Animism''.
* {{Roboteching}}: Sanae's ''Sky Serpent'' shot works like this, producing snakes that travel forward until they're parallel to an enemy, then turn 90 degrees to fly towards them. While stronger than Reimu's ''[[HomingProjectile Homing Amulets]]'', unlike that shot type it can't hit enemies behind her.
* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: Has a brief moment of this with Reimu in Chapter 19 of ''Wild and Horned Herbit'' when she tries explaining the concept of alcohol harassment. Reimu struggles to conceptualize the kanji for the word, mainly as a result of Gensokyo being separated from the Outside World for more than a century causing some amount of language drift.
* ShoutOut: Most of her spellcards are shout outs to miracles from various religions. For example, Moses's parting of the Red Sea, or the original Kamikaze that repelled the Mongol invasion of Japan.
* SignatureMove: Esoterica "Gray Thaumaturgy", which also serves as the setup for her other Spell Cards.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: K-S Romanization of her last name - "Kotiya".
* SpreadShot: Her usual gameplay gimmick as a player character.
* StarPower: Her spellcard "Daytime Guest Stars" zaps people with starlight. This is presumably a reference to one of various miraculous stories where new stars appeared to guide people.
* VagueAge: Like Reimu and Marisa, she could be anywhere from her mid-teens to early 20s. She's often assumed to be a high school girl, but there's no specific evidence for this, especially since several years have passed since her arrival in Gensokyo and she's likely well past high school age by now.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: How fans have interpreted her promotion to a regular recurring character: the more insane actions you do inside of the game (''UFO''), and the more unwanted you want to be outside of them (the popularity polls), the more likely you are to be a playable character (''TD'').
-->[[MemeticMutation "You can't let yourself be held back by common sense in Gensokyo, right!?"]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The power to create miracles is mostly only good for MundaneUtility in Gensokyo.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: While her abilities aren't that different from fellow [[{{Miko}} shrine maiden]] Reimu, she has a much less aggressive [[NiceGirl personality]] and fighting style; her weather in ''Hisoutensoku'' even causes players to regenerate health. It's not uncommon for fangames to play this up and turn her into a dedicated healer.

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[[folder:Kanako Yasaka]]
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::''Avatar of Mountains and Lakes''
::'''Kanako Yasaka'''

-->''"What Gensokyo lacks... is faith in its gods. A shrine maiden like you should understand that, yes?"''

The current god in charge of the Moriya Shrine, with dominion over wind and rain and an affection for snakes. The shrine was not originally hers, since she won it from Suwako after they fought each other in the Great Suwa War, though after complications arose they entered into a sort of dual-owner partnership. The two still have a reasonably good friendship despite their past rivalry and the occasional arguments. She moved the shrine to Gensoukyou because she could not gather enough faith from humans in the Outside World, and decided to gather faith from youkai as well. Despite clashing with the Hakurei Shrine she has obtained a significant amount of faith from the tengu and kappa, though nowhere near what she once possessed, and so she seeks ways to expand the numbers of her worshippers.

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* AnimalMotifs: Kanako uses the imagery of snakes in her symbols - the rope circle represents a curled-up snake (Ouroboros) that invokes reincarnation. She picked up the frog-eating snake motif and a sacrificial ritual where one sacrifices frogs to her after beating the frog-aspected Suwako and conquering her kingdom. One of Sanae's HairDecorations is a snake-like hairpiece, which represents her association with Kanako.
* AuthorAvatar: A fair amount of her dialogue in ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'' is pretty clearly ZUN expressing his worldview, where she's usually presented as the reasonable compromise between Miko and Byakuren.
* BoobsOfSteel: Fanworks generally have her being both shapely and physically powerful.
* BigBad or TheGodsMustBeLazy: She is indirectly related to every game after her debut. Moriya Shrine conspiracy and all that.
* BlowYouAway: A god of wind and rain, among other things. Her ability is described as "creating Qian" (see below), which grants her various wind-related abilities.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: With Suwako. Kanako's the Blue Oni despite the colour of their clothes. As explained by Akyuu, Kanako is the thinker and negotiator of the duo when it comes to gathering faith, except that her methods of thinking outside this [[EpicFail are not good enough]].
* TheChessmaster: Comes up with a number of plots to manipulate others and gather more faith in both canon and fanon, although she's rather bad at anticipating various [[SpannerInTheWorks Spanners In The Works]]. It's notable that her plans tend to result in incidents, something Marisa called her out on in ''Symposium of Post-mysticism''.
* CompositeCharacter:
** Incorporates elements of Take-Minakata, his wife '''Yasaka'''tome, and Take-Mikazuchi who defeated him. However, Suwako ''also'' bears great resemblance to Take-Minakata and Yasakatome. Confusing things further, the actual Take-Minakata also exists, and is implied to be [[SealedBadassInACan sealed in the shimenawa at the shrine's entrance]].
** Akyuu also mentions that Kanako may have been a ''literal'' CompositeCharacter, coming into existence from a group of people being worshipped as a single entity.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Somewhat limited by the fact that faith is her currency and therefore she needs good PR, but she does seem to be willing to do anything for a profit. She's also explicitly worried about how environmentalism in the outside world will cut into her business and seems interested in maintaining a somewhat dangerous society (because who needs faith in gods when there's nothing to fear?).
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: In contrast to Suwako (who's closer to a GeniusLoci), it's implied that Kanako was originally a human... or maybe [[CompositeCharacter a group of humans who were misremembered as a single figure]]. It's not very clear by this point, and Kanako herself seems more interested in talking about her future than her past.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In her home game, she wears waraji (traditional Japanese straw sandals), but in supplemental material she is more often depicted wearing straw rope as anklets and nothing else.
* EdibleAmmunition: Her Forgotten Husk "Unremembered Crop" uses surplus rice crops.
* EpicFail: Kanako really needs to put more thought into her hiring policies:
** In ''Subterranean Animism'' she gives Utsuho nuclear powers so she can harness them to gather more faith. Not only does Kanako end up with little control over Utsuho who goes on to nearly nuke the surface, her actions [[SealedBadassInACan release]] two powerful religious rivals in the process.
** In ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' she tries to make it easier for her worshippers to reach her by hiring some kappa to create an artificial lake at the foot of the mountain. The kappa prove incapable of following the blueprints or even working with each other, leading the dam to burst and destroy the path to her shrine.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Mountain of Faith''.
* GameOverMan: An interesting variant: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV-yd-GWCXM the music on the Game Over screen]] from ''Mountain of Faith'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDx2pBnqYdg onward]] is a remix of her leitmotif.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Her ''modus operandi'' throughout ''[=MoF=]'' and most of her subsequent appearances. It's why she moved the shrine to Gensokyo.
* LargeHam: Normally calm and collected, but ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' [[http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/wild_and_horned_hermit_ch02#18 showed us]] what she's like when she has a big audience to impress...
--> '''Kanako:''' Now then! The new experiment is starting! The experiment we are about to perform will put great power into the hands of the kappa of the mountain and the humans of the village. Watch and be amazed, and '''WORSHIP''' us!
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXlqR94K0sM "The Venerable Ancient Battlefield ~ Suwa Foughten Field"]]
%%* MightyGlacier: Various levels of this tend to show up in fan portrayals - partly because her portrait shows her sitting down in a bulky outfit, partly because of her role as a mountain deity, and partly because of associations with Take-Mikazuchi and Take-Minakata... whose battle is regarded as the first instance of ''sumo wrestling''. Her [[ClarkKentOutfit choice of clothing]] generally limits the number of outright AmazonianBeauty portrayals.
* ManipulativeBitch: While some of her planning could use some work, she successfully manipulates the events at the cable car inauguration in such a way that bolsters the reputation of the tengu, the kappas' profit, and her own shrine's power. For instance, doing a show of her power while the tengu act aggressive not only gives the impression that it's only Kanako's power that keeps them from getting attacked by tengu, but discourages people from actually trying to climb the mountain themselves, satisfying the tengu and other youkai who don't want humans on the mountain.
* MindScrew: She describes her ability as the creation of "Qian", a nebulous Taoist concept associated with the sky but also the qualities of an emperor. Not even Akyuu is completely sure what this means. Kanako herself even says she's not sure what her divine powers are at the moment, since she's in a period of transition from storm to mountain to technology; Qian most likely describes her personality and mundane talents rather than anything supernatural.
* OneManIndustrialRevolution:
** Kanako has been trying to introduce advanced technology to Gensokyo (including ''cold fusion''), but she hasn't yet had much success, at least partly due to the tengu's greed and the kappa's incompetence.
** She has plans to change her divine dominion from "wind and rain" into "technology" by becoming worshiped as the god who brings technology to Gensokyo (while pre-empting the events of the outside world where technology has displaced religion).
* OurGodsAreDifferent: Noted in ''Manga/SilentSinnerInBlue'' as unusual for having her own physical body instead of possessing shamans as necessary.
* RecurringBoss: Shows up as the midboss of the Mountain of Faith Extra stage.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Confuses everyone in ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'' by using technical jargon in the explanations of her plans. To a modern audience, these are relatively simple terms, but in Gensokyo (which is Feudal Japan[[AnachronismStew -esque]]), no one has a clue what she's talking about.
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: No matter how they try to spin it, this is Kanako and Suwako's basic business model for faith. Suwako primarily controls curses, so most of what they offer is the opportunity to not be cursed by Suwako. Although Kanako is trying to branch out into other markets, with limited success.
* TalkerAndDoer: The talker to Suwako's doer, being TheFace of the Moriya gods. Kanako not only has more presence and personality, she also has more sheer combat power, as evidenced by her easily stomping Suwako in the backstory. This makes her the more impressive goddess, which people naturally want to follow. But without Suwako's control over the Mishaguji, she cannot provide food or good fortune for her followers.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Suwako, the two gods being friends despite originally warring against one another and snarking at each other in the present.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Albeit most of it is only fast by divine standards. Whenever any cultural development would render her redundant ([[GodsNeedPrayerBadly and thus eventually kill her]]), instead of fighting it Kanako reinvents herself to make it her new divine focus. Her attempt to become the Gensokyoan god of technology is only the most recent.

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[[folder:Suwako Moriya]]
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::''The Epitome of Native Gods''
::'''Suwako Moriya'''

-->''"Today it's my turn to have a danmaku festival!"''

The original god of Moriya Shrine, with dominion over earth and mountains and an affection for frogs for some unknown reason, and one of the only beings able to tame the fierce Mishaguji (snakelike curse gods). Suwako lost control of her shrine to Kanako in a duel, where her steel weapons were rusted by a single counterattack by Kanako's divine vines, and only managed to retain the control that she did because of the refusal of her followers to accept a deity that could not control the Mishaguji. Far less concerned about their dwindling faith than Kanako, she nonetheless agreed to her relocation plan and has found many things in Gensoukyou to amuse her. She's noted for a love of "danmaku festivals", willingly taking all comers.

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* AnimalMotifs: Suwako is associated with frogs (though she's not a god of frogs; she just happens to be fond of them). This led Kanako to adopt snakelike elements into her own symbols, even though Suwako officially controls snakes and Kanako controls...[[MindScrew actually, Akyuu doesn't know what Kanako controls]]. In fanon, it just as often leads to bitter clashes with the frog-freezing Cirno. [[FoeYay Or to the two of them pairing up]].
* AnimalBattleAura: Has one that takes the shape of a giant frog.
* BerserkButton: Does ''not'' like people teasing frogs, to the point where she can curse the person for doing so.
* BigBadDuumvirate or BiggerBad:
** She's actually much smarter than what her personality shows off. In the case of gathering faith, it would be Suwako who would be the convincer, and Kanako the negotiator. However, worshippers have the short end, since it would be Suwako, not Kanako, who has the ability to curse anyone using the snakes, or to promote harvest using the same snakes and fertility to lands using her own powers. Since the general setting of Gensokyo is Feudal Japan[[AnachronismStew -esque]], this places her at the top of the chain of command.
** Kanako's ability is to create Qian (Sky/Emperor/Stability/Overtness) while Suwako's is to create Kun (Earth/Follower/Flexibility/Subtlety); the synergy between their elements means that this arrangement ([[TalkerAndDoer Kanako as the planner and public face, Suwako doing the heavy lifting]]) provides far better results than they could achieve on their own.
* BonusBoss: The EX boss of ''Mountain of Faith.''
* CheerfulChild: She takes her own impending death from lack of faith rather cheerfully, and generally seems disarmingly friendly. Akyuu doesn't trust her though.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Portrayed as such due to her [[ConfusionFu bizarre fighting style]] in the fighting games, and the fact [[BonusBoss she fights the player character in the EX Stage]] ''for fun''.
* ConfusionFu: In the fighting games. She hops instead of walking, her crouch makes her taller, and she can swim through the ground.
* CrashIntoHello: During Sanae's scenario in ''Hisoutensoku''.
* {{Curse}}: Subjugated the native curse gods of Suwa, and can use their power. In practice this makes her a curse god as well.
* CuteBruiser:
** Look at her appearance... and now look at the total damage of her melee combo in ''Hisoutensoku''. It competes or maybe even beats half-ghost swordsman [[KatanasAreJustBetter Youmu]], [[IncrediblyLamePun deadly]] shinigami [[SinisterScythe Komachi]], mountain-smashing oni [[DrunkenMaster Suika]] and even ''nuclear''-powered hell raven Utsuho.
** Some fanworks like to play this up, ''Webcomic/TagDream'' being notable for having Suwako smack around [[PersonOfMassDestruction Flandre]] with ease.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Mishaguji, and Suwako herself by extension. Despite being known primarily as curse gods who [[WalkingWasteland turn the land barren in their wake]], they can just as easily [[FertileFeet create good harvests]]. Curses and blessings are two sides of the same coin.
* DifficultButAwesome: Suwako is the lowest tier in ''Hisoutensoku'', but that has very little to do with her actual ability or because she is a LethalJokeCharacter - it's more because she has such a non-standard control scheme, even for a character in a non-standard fighter. Good Suwako players, although rare, are extremely dangerous.
* DoppelgangerAttack: ''Native God "The Red Frog in the Fourth Year of the Houei Era"'' has a Suwako clone fly around the arena making trails of star-shaped bullets. Likely explained by her ability, as a Shinto god, to split her spirit infinitely.
* ElementalPowers: Being a god of the Earth, she has a variety of tricks up her sleeve:
** She can [[{{Curse}} curse]] enemies, [[DarkIsNotEvil but she can hardly be called evil]] -- quite the opposite, it's because she tamed the local curse gods when originally establishing herself.
** Contrasting with Kanako's Qian, Suwako's powers are described as creating Kun, the Taoist trigram associated with [[DishingOutDirt earth]]. While Kanako's current powers are largely tied to the sky, Suwako's are definitely tied to the earth, such as fertility, [[MakingASplash drawing water from earth]], and lifting rocks. Some of her spell cards in ''Hisoutensoku'' attack with masses of earth/stone [[ShapingYourAttacks shaped like animals or limbs]].
** Can control [[ExtraOreDinary metals]] as an extension of her powers over earth.
** [[GreenThumb She can make trees spring up from the ground.]]
** Her Native God "Froggy Braves the Wind and Rain" spellcard has her use [[MakingASplash a storm of rain droplets]] as danmaku.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her Native God "Seven Stones and Seven Trees" spellcard has her use bullets in the colors of the rainbow along with seven lasers.
* GeniusLoci: Unlike Kanako (who is a DeityOfHumanOrigin) Suwako is a native god [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve composed entirely of faith]], and strongly tied to her territory (that is, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Suwa Lake Suwa]]). However, her ability to manipulate the area consists of controlling the similar-in-nature Mishaguji to do it for her.
* GodEmperor: God Empress in her case, but in ancient times, she personally founded and openly ruled the human kingdom of Moriya, defending it against other kingdoms and gods. Her reign ended when Kanako out-maneuvered her, leading Suwako to surrender and step down. However, the Curse Gods and humans didn't accept Kanako, so the weather god was forced to settle for jointly ruling the kingdom with Suwako.
* FinalBoss: Of Sanae's story mode in ''Hisoutensoku.''
* HighAltitudeBattle: Suwako's last boss spell card in ''Hisoutensoku'' has you fighting her in a timed battle while falling down to earth.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Subverted, since it's often implied that her childish behavior is just an act.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUOMWuENwE "Native Faith"]]
* LittleMissAlmighty: A powerful native god that takes the form of a little girl.
* NiceHat: A wide-brimmed one with frog-like googly eyes atop of it. {{Fanon}} has [[EpilepticTrees suggested that]] her hat is ''self-aware'', or even possibly [[PuppeteerParasite the one in control]]. Whenever it's portrayed as a character separate from Suwako the fandom refers to it by the name "Pyonta".
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Though she usually acts as childish as she looks, it's sometimes hinted that she's much more intelligent than she lets on.
-->'''Akyuu:''' "Unlike Kanako, she acts as if she were clueless, which can be problematic when dealing with her."
* OurGodsAreDifferent: ''Mountain of Faith'' is filled with gods.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: With Kanako. Suwako's the Red Oni despite the colour of their clothes.
* RingsOfDeath: Her WeaponOfChoice.
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: See Kanako's entry.
* SleepModeSize: Commonly accepted fanon is that Suwako either looks like a child because she doesn't have as much faith as she used to ''or'' in order to preserve what faith she has left. Regardless, since Suwako has a grandchild it's commonly accepted that she has/had an adult form anyway... the alternative, that she looked like a child when Sanae's ancestor was born, is a bit squicky.
* SummonMagic: Her ultimate spell card in ''Hisoutensoku'' summons a group of Mishaguji around her opponent, who perform an attack [[ShoutOut reminiscent]] of [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma's]] Raging Demon.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: She ''is'' an immortal god and many times great grandmother of Sanae... and she looks about 10. Considering how she's a god and it's often implied that she's ObfuscatingStupidity, it's likely that her youthful appearance is not her real one.
* TalkerAndDoer: The doer to Kanako's talker, being the one who does most of the heavy lifting, including the cursing of those who won't play ball. But she lacks the charisma of Kanako and cannot best her in combat, so she has to let Kanako be TheFace of the shrine and share faith with her in secret.
* TimeAbyss: She is at least a good five thousand years old.
* UndyingLoyalty: Not her, but the Mishaguji snakes she commands are utterly loyal to Suwako and answer to no one else. They betrayed Kanako when she seized Suwako's land in the distant past, blighting the region until Kanako agreed to keep Suwako as a co-deity.
* VerbalTic: "Aa-uu-". As with Patchouli's "mukyuu," she only said it once in one game, but it immediately caught on with the fandom.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Kanako, the two gods being friends despite originally warring against one another and snarking at each other in the present.
* ZettaiRyouiki: In ''[=MoF=]'', her sprite has thigh-highs, while her portrait has thigh-highs folded down to her knees.

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