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The Main Characters and Outsider Humans

These are humans Tsurubami spirited away into Mugenri, often because they have a power to unlock (Yabusame, Aoji, Hooaka), had a terrible life in the Outside World (Kuroji, Clause), or because they're The Chosen One to resolve an incident (Tsubakura). Tsurubami is spiriting them away to restore the peace of Mugenri while they're out for a while. However, most of these humans are ....not the best of people.


Tropes associated with the humans:

  • It's All About Me: Most of them tend to be self-centered to the point they will use their powers to do anything to get what they want.
  • Obliviously Evil: Combined with extreme self-centeredness, they think they're the heroes of their own stories.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Much to Tsubakura's chagrin, Tsurubami won't let them back into the Outside World until they fullfill their duty.

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     Yabusame Houlen
Flawless Thoughtlessness
Yabusame Houlen

"I'm full now so I'm ready to beat you up whenever!"

Main protagonist of the Len’en series in general. They are an airheaded, dimension-warping human who loves causing mischief and interrupting events. Their birthday is around November 26.

  • Adorkable: According to Jinbei.
  • Almighty Janitor: Although it's said that they go to solve incidents without understanding them, they're a person who somehow gets the job done anyways.
  • Animal Motifs: Stubtail, a type of bird. Their coat even looks like bird wings.
  • Berserk Button: Messing with Tsubakura is a very good way to bring down Yabusame's wrath on your head, as Tsurubami found out in Evanescent Existence.
  • Big Eater: They eat a lot of portions.
  • Book Dumb: They're not the brightest student.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: As noted by Word of God, they have great potential and can be more powerful than they already are.
  • Cassandra Truth: At the end of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, Yabusame is the only one who's immune to Suzumi's Laser-Guided Amnesia. No one pays them any heed, because it's just ditzy Yabusame.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Yabusame is a and this is most often shown by their occasional strange comments, the abnormal conclusions they tend to draw and the random sounds they make during dialogues.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Their hair and eyes are the same silver color.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While not an idiot per say, Yabusame is rather ditzy. Doesn't stop them from kicking ass.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: According to Suzumi's playable routes in BPoHC, Yabusame doesn't die if you kill them. Exactly what happens and why is unknown, though it may have to do with Yabusame's phoenix motif.
  • The Ditz: They are rather whimsical even by Mugenri standards and are generally treated as an idiot.
  • Dual Boss: With Tsubakura in Reactivate Majestical Imperial.
  • Expy: Of Reimu Hakurei of the PC-98 era. Their personality is straightforward, optimistic, and a bit curious and naive. Also, like Reimu, Yabusame can teleport themself for their attacks.
  • Fearless Fool: Most of the time.
  • Frame Break: Their final attack "Dimensional Division/Illusion of Repeated Dimensional Rupture".
  • The Gadfly: Loves rubbing people the wrong way. Goes hand in hand with It Amused Me.
  • Genki Girl: Pretty cheery considering the state Mugenri is in.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tsubakura.
  • Homing Projectile: Their signature ability in the games, which are little gaps that shoot homing lasers.
  • Idiot Hero: Not as bad as other examples, but they have their idiotic moments.
  • It Amused Me: When they're a protagonist, their main motivations for picking fights were "it amused me".
  • Leitmotif: They have a couple, but "Wings that Transcend Spacetime ~ M-Theory" is their most iconic.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Calls Aoji "Aoi" and Saragimaru "Salami-kun". Even after being corrected.
  • Mystical White Hair: Yabusame has dimension warping powers and has silvery hair.
  • New Meat: Recently recruited by Tsurubami as protector of Mugenri.
  • The Nicknamer: Likes giving people nicknames, sometimes to show fondness (like Tsubakura) or that they don't remember their names (like Saragimaru).
  • No-Sell: For some reason, Suzumi's powers of Fake Memories don't affect Yabusame, allowing their memory to remain intact.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: According to Word of God, they are more perceptive that they look.
  • Odd Friendship: You couldn't find two people more different than them and Tsubakura, yet it's easily demonstrated in the game endings and prologues, where the two are practically inseparable. Yabusame is very attached to them and becomes troubled when Tsubakura is not around. They work as a team without thought or hesitation when the going gets tough, and when a job is done, they have a good time with each other.
    • A World That Isn't Fantasy paints a rather different picture. One of Yabusame's likes is "Tsubakura", while one of Tsubakura's dislikes is "Yabusame".
  • Portal Network: It's implied that their powers tap into one of these. However, since they aren't smart enough, they can't use their power very well.
  • Reality Warper:
    • Story-Breaker Power: Originally, they were able to cross dimensions and interrupt events, until Tsubakura put a stop to that.
  • Restraining Bolt: They wear a "two-dimensional cloth" (made by Tsubakura), so that they don't fly off into another dimension on a whim.
  • Shout-Out: Their spellcard "Loop Kingdom" is a shout-out to Yukari Yakumo's spellcard, Aerial Bait "Laced with Venom".
  • Spanner in the Works: In Evanescent Existence, they weren't supposed to be one of Tsurubami's successors and wasn't even spirited away to Mugenri like the other characters. They only crossed the dimension in order to help Tsubakura.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Their last name was initially romanized as "Houren", and was spelled with an R for the next few years. Word of God states that it was actually meant to be spelled with an L all along (so that the protagonists would be Houlen and Enraku), but didn't realize the mistake up until Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle.
  • Thinking Up Portals: One of the most common uses of their power.
  • Vague Age / Not Allowed to Grow Up: According to Word of God, they are in their early teens.

     Tsubakura Enraku
Loafing Monochrome
Tsubakura Enraku

"There are actions that take you past limitations, and actions that take you towards a limited eternity. Stop moving your mouth and start showing me what you mean through action!"

A young prodigy and second protagonist of the Len’En series. They are a blunt scientist that creates danmaku and has an Odd Friendship with Yabusame. Their birthday is around October 10

  • The Ace: They're supposedly a born genius, a wise leader and a brilliant strategist. However, they dislike being acknowledged as such.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Is usually the Only Sane Man in situations, especially when they're with Yabusame and Shion.
  • Always Someone Better: They surpass Kuroji in knowledge and scientific research.
  • Agent Scully: A notable subversion. Tsubakura is the scientific, logical and objective one of the pair and shoots down some of Yabusame's odder notions, but they're also much more enthusiastic about resolving incidents.
  • Animal Motifs: Swallow, a type of bird. Their vest even looks like the bird's wings.
  • Badass Normal: Technically, Tsubakura doesn't have innate magical or supernatural abilities like the others and instead uses technology and weapons to fight and can even hold their own against other supernatural beings.
  • Black Screen of Death: Their spellcard Closing Curtain "Game Over"
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Apparently puts ink on their eggs and soap in their miso soup while claiming it tastes fine to them.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Yabusame.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Their hair and eyes are the same black color.
  • Deadpan Snarker: They have a snide comment for every occasion.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Their profile in A World That Isn't Fantasy lists their likes as "Naps, dozing off, siestas"
  • Dual Boss: With Yabusame in Reactivate Majestical Imperial.
  • Even the Girls Want Her / Even the Guys Want Him: Yabusame and Shion certainly think so. Not to mention Kuroji is so obsessed with beating them it borders on an open crush. There's also the clingy Suzumi and Kurohebi acting like a psycho-ex after seeing Tsuba with Shion.
  • Expy: Of Marisa Kirisame. Both dress in monochrome clothes, they attack with magicannons, have complicated relationships with most of the cast and they are known for their trickster and smug personalities.
  • Glass Cannon: They often have high firepower and speed compared to other characters.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Played straight when compared to Yabusame, but they're still extremely powerful thanks to their experiments.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Yabusame.
  • In-Series Nickname: Yabusame calls them "Tsuba".
  • In Vino Veritas: When drunk, they become a lot more friendlier and even admit out loud that they miss the Outside World.
  • Jerkass: They are antagonistic and love making a fool out of others, even to Yabusame, their closest friend.
  • Jumped at the Call: Tsubakura doesn't hesitate for a moment to become part of Tsurubami's successors.
  • Leitmotif: They have a couple, but "In This World ~ Monochrome Eye" is their most iconic.
  • Magic from Technology: They have their own laboratory where they create weapons and danmaku. The ink knifes they throw during battle are actually some kind of Schizo Tech.
  • Missing Mom: Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle reveals that their mother died a long time ago. It's implied Suzumi had something to do with it.
  • Morality Chain: If not for Tsubakura, Yabusame would still fly off into another dimensions on a whim.
  • New Meat: Recently recruited by Tsurubami as the protector of Mugenri.
  • Nice Hat: Wears an oversized top hat with an eye pattern.
  • Not So Stoic: When Suzumi taunts Tsubakura with asking about "it" in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, they threaten to kill them, provoking confusion from Yabusame. The music comment for Tsubakura's theme in the game also alludes to the cracks shown in Tsubakura's usual cool-headed attitude.
  • Odd Friendship: Good friends with Yabusame, somehow.
    • Or rather, they pretend to be. Clause mentions the two of them "playing friends" in BPoHc's Neutral Route, and A World That Isn't Fantasy points out that Tsubakura dislikes Yabusame despite Yabusame liking them.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Has pitch black hair and clothing as well as pale skin and light clothing.
  • The Rival: Seems to have quite a few including Kuroji, Tenkai, and especially Suzumi.
  • Shout-Out: Their main attack, Monochrome Ray is an obvious shout-out to Marisa's Master Spark.
  • The Slacker: Word of God describes Tsubakura's personality as being lazy and unwilling to take initiative.
  • The Spock: Sometimes blends with Little Miss Snarker.
  • Teen Genius: They have their own research team and their own research lab.
  • The Trickster: Their Informed Attribute. They play this straight in the prologue of Earthen Miraculous Sword by feeding a strange coffee to Yabusame and Jinbei.
  • Unknown Rival: To Kuroji.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Subverts the "unskilled" part somewhat, as they worked very hard for their powers.
  • Vague Age/Not Allowed to Grow Up: Like Yabusame, they seem to be in their early teens.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Their Monochrome Ray.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Compared to most of Mugenri's inhabitants, who rely on innate abilities and rarely improve upon them, Tsubakura has none and is constantly creating new techniques.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Suzumi?: They are reduced to a trembling mess after realizing that Suzumi has arrived to Mugenri in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle.

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