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** From the way ZUN talked about the Apollo Project concealing a war between the Humans and the Lunarians, Neil Armstrong has become a [[MemeticBadass totally awesome dude]] who could take on [[CreatorsPet Yorihime]] [[InvincibleVillain the]] [[FanNickname Moonbitch]] — and '''WIN'''.

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** From the way ZUN talked about the Apollo Project concealing a war between the Humans and the Lunarians, Neil Armstrong has become a [[MemeticBadass totally awesome dude]] who could take on [[CreatorsPet Yorihime]] [[InvincibleVillain Yorihime the]] [[FanNickname Moonbitch]] — and '''WIN'''.



*** '''BRING IT ON [[CreatorsPet MOONBITCH]]!!!'''

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*** '''BRING IT ON [[CreatorsPet MOONBITCH]]!!!'''MOONBITCH!!!'''


** "Tan Cirno" [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Touhou 16: Hidden Star in Four Seasons'' introduces a tanned Cirno who apparently represents summer (and wears a sunflower). Also Alolan Cirno in the style of the "different evolutions" in ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. Alternatively, she’s referred to as [[JustForPun Cirno]]-[[JapaneseHonorifics tan.]][[/labelnote]]

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** "Tan Cirno" [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Touhou 16: Hidden Star in Four Seasons'' introduces a tanned Cirno who apparently represents summer (and wears a sunflower). Also Alolan Cirno in the style of the "different evolutions" in ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. Alternatively, she’s referred to as [[JustForPun Cirno]]-[[JapaneseHonorifics tan.]][[/labelnote]]]][[/labelnote]]
*** [[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Bea]] = Tanned Youmu [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Sword and Shield'''s Fighting-type gym leader Bea looks very much like a tanned Youmu, which has resulted in fanart with one of them dressing as the other, the two of them switching clothes, or the two of them meeting. Less commonly, the Ghost-type gym leader Allister, who was revealed alongside Bea, has been linked to Youmu's ghost half, whether meeting it or taking its place.[[/labelnote]]



** Another Shinmyoumaru meme is the the use of her magic mallet for...[[ACupAngst Breast Enhancement]], mostly by Sakuya in relation to Sakuya's Padding meme.

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** Another Shinmyoumaru meme is the the use of her magic mallet for...[[ACupAngst Breast Enhancement]], mostly by Sakuya in relation to Sakuya's Padding meme.


** From the way ZUN talked about the Apollo Project concealing a war between the Humans and the Lunarians, Neil Armstrong has become a [[MemeticBadass totally awesome dude]] who could take on [[CreatorsPet Yorihime]] [[GodModeSue the]] [[FanNickname Moonbitch]] — and '''WIN'''.

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** From the way ZUN talked about the Apollo Project concealing a war between the Humans and the Lunarians, Neil Armstrong has become a [[MemeticBadass totally awesome dude]] who could take on [[CreatorsPet Yorihime]] [[GodModeSue [[InvincibleVillain the]] [[FanNickname Moonbitch]] — and '''WIN'''.



** [[GodModeSue Hax Sign]]: [[KillItWithFire "Burn Everything"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu has [[{{Pyromaniac}} a habit of setting everything on fire]].[[/labelnote]]
*** [[GodModeSue Hax Sign]]: [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou "You Just Plain F*** ing LOSE"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu has even more of a habit of utterly crushing everyone. This is actually justified, as her “Fantasy Heaven/Nature” technique, mentioned above, is canonically unbeatable.[[/labelnote]]

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** [[GodModeSue [[InvincibleHero Hax Sign]]: [[KillItWithFire "Burn Everything"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu has [[{{Pyromaniac}} a habit of setting everything on fire]].[[/labelnote]]
*** [[GodModeSue [[InvincibleHero Hax Sign]]: [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou "You Just Plain F*** ing LOSE"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reimu has even more of a habit of utterly crushing everyone. This is actually justified, as her “Fantasy Heaven/Nature” technique, mentioned above, is canonically unbeatable.[[/labelnote]]


* The [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation class]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpt3eKBM2CA change]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYL53i1mPw8 videos]] of Aoshima cross ''Touhou'' with ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3''. They are quite famous with fans of the actual game. Then there are the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBeFHgrRN24 random Touhou]] videos...

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* The [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation class]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpt3eKBM2CA change]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYL53i1mPw8 videos]] of Aoshima cross ''Touhou'' with ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3''.''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana''. They are quite famous with fans of the actual game. Then there are the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBeFHgrRN24 random Touhou]] videos...

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** With the introduction of the chicken-like Kutaka Niwatari, she's become a target for Yuyuko's dinner too.


* "Girls do their best now and are preparing. Please wait warmly until it is ready." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The standard loading message on ''Touhou'' games, it has become a meme frequently quoted by doujinshi and fanfic authors.[[/labelnote]]

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* "Girls do their best now and are preparing. Please wait watch warmly until it is ready." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The standard loading message on ''Touhou'' games, it has become a meme frequently quoted by doujinshi and fanfic authors.[[/labelnote]]


* In the Japanese community (and to a smaller extent, Western YTPMV-makers too), the "Cookie☆" videos, which ''must'' be written with a LuckyCharmsTitle.[[labelnote:Explanation]]The name comes from a fully and, er, memorably voiced fan-made video involving Valentines at the Hakurei Shrine. [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cookie%E2%98%86 KnowYourMeme got you covered,]] although it should be noted that the meme is somewhat of a touchy subject and the article is NSFW.[[/labelnote]]

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* In the Japanese community (and to a smaller extent, Western YTPMV-makers too), the "Cookie☆" videos, which ''must'' be written with a LuckyCharmsTitle.[[labelnote:Explanation]]The name comes from a fully and, er, memorably voiced fan-made video involving Valentines at the Hakurei Shrine. [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cookie%E2%98%86 [[https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/cookie%E2%98%86-%E3%82%AF%E3%83%83%E3%82%AD%E3%83%BC%E2%98%86 KnowYourMeme got you covered,]] although it should be noted that the meme is somewhat of a touchy subject and the article is NSFW.[[/labelnote]]


** It should be noted that calling Flandre's theme the [=McRoll=] [[FandomBerserkButton generally aggravates any nearby fans]].

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** It should be noted that calling Flandre's theme the [=McRoll=] [[FandomBerserkButton [[FandomEnragingMisconception generally aggravates any nearby fans]].



* What anime is this? [[labelnote:Explanation]]This is something of a FandomBerserkButton; some folks whose initial exposure to ''Touhou'' is through popular fan animations like those for "Cirno's Perfect Math Class" and "Bad Apple!! feat. nomico" make the honest mistake of assuming ''Touhou'' is an anime, and ask something like "What anime is this?" in the comments (if the animation is hosted on a service that allows comments). Needless to say, those folks quickly learn the hard way that some ''Touhou'' fans have a HairTriggerTemper when it comes to this sort of question. This meme seems to have [[DiscreditedMeme fallen out of favor]] with some fans, who feel that it's a form of fandom gatekeeping that scares off prospective fans.[[/labelnote]]

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* What anime is this? [[labelnote:Explanation]]This is something of a FandomBerserkButton; FandomEnragingMisconception; some folks whose initial exposure to ''Touhou'' is through popular fan animations like those for "Cirno's Perfect Math Class" and "Bad Apple!! feat. nomico" make the honest mistake of assuming ''Touhou'' is an anime, and ask something like "What anime is this?" in the comments (if the animation is hosted on a service that allows comments). Needless to say, those folks quickly learn the hard way that some ''Touhou'' fans have a HairTriggerTemper when it comes to this sort of question. This meme seems to have [[DiscreditedMeme fallen out of favor]] with some fans, who feel that it's a form of fandom gatekeeping that scares off prospective fans.[[/labelnote]]


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAbhJk4YJns Marisa Stole The Precious Thing.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Music/{{IOSYS}}'s remix of Alice's leitmotif, and possibly the best-known ''Touhou'' meme. "Precious things" has since been adopted as the official euphemism for anything that Marisa steals, from books to Special Moves to virginity. The phrase first appeared in a doujinshi, where it caused a PoorCommunicationKills moment between Patchouli and Alice.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAbhJk4YJns Marisa Stole The Precious Thing.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Music/{{IOSYS}}'s remix of Alice's leitmotif, and possibly the best-known ''Touhou'' meme. "Precious things" has since been adopted as the official euphemism for anything that Marisa steals, from books to Special Moves to virginity. The phrase first appeared in a doujinshi, where it caused a PoorCommunicationKills moment between Patchouli and Alice. Also, many people [[PopCulturalOsmosis not familiarised with the franchise]] may tend to think [[ProtagonistTitleFallacy Marisa is the main character subjected in the song]].[[/labelnote]]


* Utsuho has been dubbed ⑥ (pronounced "Sixball") after the revelation in ''Hisoutensoku'' that she is even ''dumber than Cirno''. (Apparently all of her brainpower is [[BunnyEarsLawyer devoted to nuclear physics]], [[IdiotSavant with no room for irrelevant crap like COMMON SENSE]].)

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* Utsuho has been dubbed ⑥ (pronounced "Sixball") after the revelation in ''Hisoutensoku'' that she is even ''dumber than Cirno''. (Apparently all of her brainpower is [[BunnyEarsLawyer devoted to nuclear physics]], [[IdiotSavant [[GeniusDitz with no room for irrelevant crap like COMMON SENSE]].)

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* Paw prints on Reimu's clothes. [[labelnote:Explanation]]After the first images of ''Wily Beast and Weakest Creature'' showed that Reimu's clothes now have white paw prints on them, all sorts of jokes have been made about how they were added. Common versions include Aunn, Orin, or some other animal-like youkai stepping on Reimu while she's sleeping or on a set of clothes she left on the floor.[[/labelnote]]


* [[https://cdn.awwni.me/s1af.png Awoo~]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A meme of Western origin, it has become the nickname and catchphrase for all the wolf-type characters, primarily Momiji, Kagerou to a lesser extent, and Kyouko on rare occasions. It began on 4chan in a Momiji thread, when someone asked for a picture of "the awoo one," and in response got the attached picture of Momiji howling. It left such a mark on some that it got its own subreddit, /r/awoo, where its sole member diligently kept it full of howling Momiji pictures for several months, until it was discovered by /r/touhou, and the subreddit became somewhat populated (albeit, with only about ~700 members because of its extremely narrow focus). Awoo itself is widely considered a form of low-quality shitposting by its very design, and as such is not a very popular meme outside of that context.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[https://cdn.awwni.me/s1af.png Awoo~]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A meme of Western origin, it has become the nickname and catchphrase for all the wolf-type wolf/dog-type characters, primarily Momiji, Kagerou and Aunn to a lesser extent, and Kyouko on rare occasions. It began on 4chan in a Momiji thread, when someone asked for a picture of "the awoo one," and in response got the attached picture of Momiji howling. It left such a mark on some that it got its own subreddit, /r/awoo, where its sole member diligently kept it full of howling Momiji pictures for several months, until it was discovered by /r/touhou, and the subreddit became somewhat populated (albeit, (albeit with only about ~700 members because of its extremely narrow focus). Awoo itself is widely considered a form of low-quality shitposting by its very design, and as such is not a very popular meme outside of that context.[[/labelnote]]


* Meiling is [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=89306 TOTALLY A DRAGON.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]There is a popular EpilepticTree that Meiling [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is a dragon.]][[/labelnote]]

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* Meiling is [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=89306 TOTALLY A DRAGON.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]There is a popular EpilepticTree that Meiling [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is a dragon.]][[/labelnote]]]] The origin of this is that Meiling's youkai type is (quite unusually for a Touhou character) never identified, but her surname "Hong" is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_(rainbow-dragon) a type of Chinese dragon]].[[/labelnote]]


** "Yukkuris are now canon!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]After Sekibanki, who can detach her head, got introduced, people immediately declared yukkuris an AscendedMeme.[[/labelnote]]

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** "Yukkuris are now canon!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]After Sekibanki, who can detach her head, head and create duplicate heads, got introduced, people immediately declared yukkuris an AscendedMeme.[[/labelnote]]


* [[https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1055653541317042177 Kagerou is a Cat Girl]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla suggested to his fans to bring pictures of anime cat girls. However, Musk posted a picture of Kagerou and referred to the werewolf as a 'cat-girl'. The Touhou fandom were not amused and mocked Musk instead.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1055653541317042177 Kagerou is a Cat Girl]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla suggested to his fans to bring pictures of anime cat girls. However, Musk posted a picture of Kagerou and referred to the werewolf as a 'cat-girl'. The Touhou fandom were not amused and mocked Musk instead. Alternate versions of the meme involve Kagerou getting upset about being mistaken for a catgirl.[[/labelnote]]

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