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This is the character sheet for the video game Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou.

The protagonist, Rin

The protagonist of the game. Rin woke up one morning to find out that his soul had mysteriously disappeared, stolen by the living island of Tong-Nou. Receiving a temporary soul from his friend, and an amulet and furoshiki from a white snake, Rin then sets out to the island of Tong-Nou to retrieve original soul.
  • Determinator: Seemingly nothing will stop Rin from his quest to retrieve his original soul.
  • Have a Nice Death: To be expected, as this game has many ways to die.
  • Heroic Mime: Downplayed, as he doesn't speak aloud, but his thoughts are displayed clearly. It's also implied he is talking, but it's never shown.
  • The Many Deaths of You: Rin needs to die multiple times and live out 9 different lives to unravel the mystery of the Island of Tong-Nou and the whereabouts of his missing soul. He can burn, be murdered, explode via eating too much, get crushed by a wall, and even by sex.
  • Power Glows: At the end of the game when Rin retrieves his original soul, the soul has been purified, causing it and himself to emit a shining golden light
  • The Soulless: Zig-Zagged. Although he loses his real soul, Rin receives a temporary soul that he can use until he finds his real one.
  • The Woobie: Poor Rin gets his soul stolen at the beginning of the game, and has to venture through the utter insanity that is the island of Tong-Nou, and die multiple times if he wants to retrieve his soul.

Rin's Reincarnations

Tropes that apply to all of Rin's reincarnations.
  • Gonk: Just like every other character in this game, all of Rin's reincarnations qualify for this trope.
  • The Chosen One: Sha's character profile describes him as this, as he is the only one can play the four mystical instruments.
  • Temporal Paradox: Dies after sounding an intruder alarm...and either Rin or one of his reincarnations is that intruder, so somehow their reincarnations happen concurrently.
  • Temporal Paradox: Retsu is the ant that Byou throws at Moku-Gyou in order to get his Eyeball of Dreaming, meaning that their reincarnations somehow happen concurrently.
  • Nerd: Tou is based off of one, as he wears big glasses and works on strange computers.


The Kings

The king of the Land of Desire. A greedy but amiable person, he has the ability to turn human desires into material goods.
The king of the Land of Time. Rules over time and fate within Tong-Nou.
The king of the Land of Dreaming. Has the draining job of providing the residents of Tong-Nou with dreams.
The king of the Land of Life. Controls life and death within Tong-Nou, and is allergic to ants.
The original king of Tong-Nou as a whole. He was usurped and killed by the other four kings some time before the events of the game.

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