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Inhabitants of Gensokyo

Eirin Yagokoro

  • Animated Armour: After her betrayal by the Thousand Sons, half of her consciousness is now shut inside a set of Rubric Marine armour.
  • Break the Cutie: Several events, including the above betrayal, have really done a number on her.

Hong Meiling

Hong Meiling turned to Nurgle following the capture of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, gaining necromantic powers. She was the disciple of Bickerstaff. She led the Nurglite contingent on Gensokyo before her redemption and subsequent death.
  • Dying as Yourself: She briefly manages to exert her own personality shortly before her death, and during this time she appologizes profusely for all the evil she has committed and all the atrocities she has wrought in Nurgle's name. As her final act she calmly asks her friends to kill her before she reverts to the Empress of Rot, and Sakuya reluctantly complies by beheading her.
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  • Evil Makeover: Armour, leaf mask, rotting skin...
  • Suicide by Cop: All this time, Meiling has been working to get the protagonists riled up enough to kill her specifically so that she wouldn't be able to tear apart Gensokyo with her uncontrollable daemonic powers.
  • Why Won't You Die?: her failure to acknowledge any sort of pain while being continuously blasted with hundreds of bolter rounds, melta-flames, and danmaku up the wazoo ellicits this reaction from Reimu.


Remilia Scarlet

Older sister to Flandre. After the Orks were cleared out of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, Remilia and her sister became Inquisitorial Acolytes to Arcturus. For a long time she was the subject of Lana's predations, which she didn't exactly loathe. Remilia was responsible for freeing Zee of the daemon Laernariel's control permanently (via destroying it) and, in order to save her life, turned Zee into her vampiric servant.
  • Handicapped Badass Remilia defeated Laenariel while she still was regrowing her left arm after having lost it at the battle at the Crater.
  • Healing Factor: She regenerated her entire left arm in the matter of two days.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes into a short one when the Empress of Rot successfully absconds with Sakuya.
  • Meaningful Name: She's known as the Scarlet Devil, because she's a light eater who doesn't drain all of a person's blood when she feeds, and her dress is usually stained red afterwards.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Like Mokou and Flandre, her exposure to the entropic fields of the Hrud has aged her body from a child to mid-to-late teenagerdom. However this is coupled with...


Flandre Scarlet

  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Its not exactly said if she was insane before or after being locked away, but her reaction to the thought of being sealed away again was less then positive.
  • Hearing Voices: She did take Khorne talking into her mind pretty well from the get go....
  • Insane Equals Violent: Many of her moments of insanity end in a bloodbath.
  • Madwoman in the Attic: Well, the basement, but she was let out recently by her big sister.

Fujiwara no Mokou

Reimu Hakurei

  • Heroic BSoD: The loss of her powers led to a brief one.
  • Heroic Red Ring of Death: According to Eirin, the Tyranids' prescence at her shrine is slowly sapping away her Danmaku powers, forcing her to rely on traditional weaponry. But thanks to Yukari, she's got her powers back.
  • Out of Focus: Despite being one of the central characters in Touhou, she hasn't seen much action. Justified by the Herioc RRoD above.


Cirno was corrupted by Khorne and was forced into becoming the pilot of the Khornate Ice Titan. She was saved by Sakuya when she attempted to attack the Scarlet Devil Mansion, and renounced the Blood God, joining the Alliance.

Following this, Khorne's power was replaced (in a currently unknown manner) by another power, and she was transformed into the Goddess Of The Fairies, and took up the name Sedna.

  • Older and Wiser: Now understands completely both the horrors of Chaos and the Tyranid infestation.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From fleeing in blind terror away from the Necrons to wading into the thick of combat as the Fairy Goddess.

Suika Ibuki

  • Chained by Fashion: Her wrists and the back of her hair sports shackles and short chains, and these chains are connected to geometric shapes.
  • Sizeshifter: Can become a giant version of herself to wreak more havoc.
  • Superpower Lottery: Started off with density control and now has gravity control thanks to some eldar help.

The Denizens of 40K

Inquisitor Arcturus

A beleaguered Inquisitor who came in with the initial Imperial Crusade forces, intent on cleansing it of supposed heresy. Has since come to see that the place is not, in fact, filled to the brim with Chaos-worshippers besides the invading forces, and has taken steps to save the planet and bring it under the Imperial banner.
  • Character Development: He started out as a fairly typical Inquisitor, suspecting anything and everything that moves of heresy and the like. Has since learned much about the strange, silly folk living in Gensokyo, and has subsequently started to view things in a somewhat more idealistic light. Whether his new viewpoint will make a difference in the rest of the Imperium has yet to be seen.
  • Eye Scream: Suffered one of these at Silon's hands.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Has become a Running Gag at this point. Has abruptly ceased being a gag when Slaanesh tries to traumatise him with the memories.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Even for this setting, the guy has seen some pretty screwed up things, and even though he's not the most overt of cases, he's showing tendencies towards it, at least.
  • Sword and Gun: Preferred fighting style, supplemented by psyker abilities. Which essentially makes him...

Chapter Master Zolomon

The leader of the Steel Judicators Space Marine Chapter, and one of the major commanders of the First Gensokyo Crusade. He is the first Imperial to make the overtures for an alliance with the Gensokyoans, and eventually persuades Inquisitor Arcturus to work with him. From then on, he does his utmost to bring the realm into the Imperium.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: Has an audioreceptor implant in place of an ear. Revealed to have far more extensive augmetics beneath the armour during a rather brutal fight with a Noise Marine.
  • Zero-Approval Gambit: Sort of. At the final negotiation summit, he deliberately makes himself seem overly paranoid so that he will be allowed command of the defense fleet, away from Gensokyo.

Apothecary Ferrum

  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Though Azmodai had to carry him around on a rack for a while, He managed to still kick ass and kill xenos.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He thinks Fucksicles are a type of ice cream, The fact that he went berserk over the loss of just one of his fingers then blaming Remilia for doing it. And Let's not even get started on his version of the history of the Emperor's Children...
  • Combat Medic: He's a Space Marine Apothecary, What would you expect?
  • Chainsaw Good: He prefers to use chain-weapons whenever there are available.
  • It's Personal : After he was forced to Mercy Kill Ragno, He and the other members of his squad will stop at nothing to kill Herr Doktor and avenge Ragno. After recent events, is a little upset over the fact that he was unable to kill Herr Doktor with his own hands.

Warboss Egull Stompah

An Ork Warboss who invaded Gensokyo. He successfully captured the Skarlit Debble Manshun Wot Belongz To Egull Stompah. He was betrayed by his second-in-command, Herr Doktor, and killed shortly afterwards in single combat with the Knights Of Vengeance Chapter Master during an assault on the Mansion by Imperial forces.
  • Large and in Charge: Twelve feet tall.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: While he might talk and act like a typical Ork, he is certainly not as dumb as one. He took advantage of the fact that he was Out of Focus for so long to fill most of the Bamboo Forest with mines, turn the Scarlet Devil Mansion into a veritable stronghold, and have his Mad Doks build the ultimate expression of Gork and Mork's will—GORKEN MORKANN!
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers Arcturus to be this.

"Herr Doktor"

Warboss Stompah's Dragon, a Ork Mad Dok with a German accent. He was the creator of the Gorkenn Morkan Shas'Aun'O/Terrorfish. He betrays the Warboss and kills most of the forces in the Scarlet Devil Mansion, and died piloting the Gorkenn Morkan against a large group of Blood Ravens, Knights Of Vengeance, Inquisitor Arcturus, Tau, a Great Unclean One, and the Scarlet Sisters. And a solitary Nurgling.

Gargoth the Undying

  • Nigh-Invulnerable: it would not be any great exaggeration to say that this guy took forever to kill.
  • No Indoor Voice: Starts loud and only gets LOUDER.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: He's officially trapped deep underground, a menace for someone else to deal with in a thousand years or so.

Brother-Captain Laufeysson

  • Affably Evil: Perfectly willing to apologize to people he's about to brutally murder.
  • Big Damn Villains: Pulls one in order to severely damage the second Hive Fleet.
    Laufeysson: ALL IS DUST XENOS!


A Lord Of Change summoned onto the planet by the Thousand Sons.
  • Animated Armour: Becomes this during his brief reappearance towards the end.
  • Demonic Possession: Tried to do this to Eirin's body as a form of revenge for the Thousand Sons' defeat. It didn't work.
  • Demon Lords And Arch Devils: Seeing as he is a Lord of Change, one of the Greater Daemons of Tzeentch, he qualifies.

Magnus the Red

Daemon primarch of the Thousand Sons traitor legion, Magnus was one of the few unambiguously canon characters to appear in the RP. The Crimson King's arrival was one of the elements which solidified the alliance between Gensokyo, the Imperium of Man and the Tau, uniting them in dealing with his far-greater threat. Magnus had come to Gensokyo in order to "return it to its rightful place on Terra," as he put it, by casting a spell which would hurl the planet on an unerring course to Earth through the Warp, destroying both worlds in a devastating collision that would sound the death knell of the Imperium; alas, his schemes were foiled by the alliance's efforts and the combined intervention of Mystia Lorelei and the Prismriver sisters, and his body was destroyed after being shot by Isaac Bickerstaff's Immaterium Engine. Stunned and broken by the loss of their primarch, the Thousand Sons immediately pulled all their forces from Gensokyo and withdrew from the system in a decisive retreat.
  • Anti-Villain: He only turned to Tzeentch as a desperate measure to save his Legion. He even apologises for failing them all during his death scene.
  • Fallen Hero: His recollections about his past make it very clear he is this.
  • Hero Killer: He's undoubtedly the most powerful enemy the Imperials or Gensokyoans faced during the war, and all the Imperials knew it.
  • Red Right Hand: He's got bright red skin, hence his name, and has only one functioning eye.

Shas'El Kai'Ro

The head of the Tau forces on Gensokyo. Died to seal the Deceiver from the universe.
  • Good Is Not Nice: For all the points listed below, he sure is quick to beat a defenseless prisoner and deny him any hope of entering their afterlife.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Uses an fatally large amount of energy, channelled through his suit, to seal the Deceiver.

Shaper Sval

A Kroot Shaper working with Kai'ro. Following Kai'Ro's death he took on the persona of Kai'Ro, which nearly resulted in his execution, and is now considered to be Kai'Ro by most Tau. Including Kai'Ro's father.

Aun'vre Tal'desh

The ethereal assigned to the Tau forces in Gensokyo.
  • Blade on a Stick: his ceremonial honour blade, which is concealed in his staff and turns out to be not quite so ceremonial...
  • Badass Normal: This ethereal, despite being old, frail and having no armour to speak of beyond his robes, proves to be quite the killing machine when he actually needs to fight. Possibly Subverted, however, as Shas'O Kais remarks that Tal'desh shouldn't be able to move that fast no matter how fit he is...
  • Cool Old Guy: Tal'desh is stated to be elderly by the standards of the Tau. The first thing Tal'desh does in combat is to cut a Necron clean in half.

Isaac Bickerstaff

Bickerstaff was an Inquisitor, but fell under Nurgle's sway many years before the events of the game when he bound a Great Unclean one into his head by accident. He was a friend of Inquisitor Arcturus before he turned, and a dangerous enemy afterwards. He was responsible for Lana/Zee's capture and the treatment which led to her turning to Slaanesh. He was called by Nurgle to Gensokyo to teach Hong Meiling. He dies in a duel with Arcturus atop a Manta gunship, but not before he transfers his daemon to Arcturus.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Arcturus, who hates his guts for his betrayal, several incidents on various planets, what happened to his wife.
  • Bee-Bee Gun: His signature attack is a swarm of diseased flies and wasps that issue from his staff.
  • Demonic Possession: Turns out That he was being controlled and manipulated into doing what he did by Third Among Seven, a Greater Daemon of Nurgle.

The Tyranid Swarmlord

Leader of the Tyranid Elite, and commander of the Tyranid forces in Gensokyo.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He's not too happy about Chaos corrupting his troops.
    • Apparently has a 'history' with Yukari, or as he calls her, U'karh'reih.
  • Body Backup Drive: Even if his body is destroyed, a new one can be created with all the experience and intelligence as the last one.
  • Final Boss: Very likely, seeing as the Tyranids soon may be the only hostile force left on the planet. Confirmed, and taken down by Reimu with Yukari's help.
  • Large and in Charge: A Hive Tyrant is twice the height of a Space Marine. The Swarmlord is twice three times the size of a Hive Tyrant. The Swarmlord is also the one acting as the leader of the Tyranids on the planet. The rest of the Tyranid Elite are bigger than their normal counterparts as well.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Implied, though these implications are turning out to be true.

The members of the Tyranid Elite

  • Swarmlord (Hive Tyrant) {Code Name: Swarmlord}
  • Old One Eye (Carnifex) {Code Name: Ol' One Eye}
  • Red Terror (Ravener) {Code Name: Terror}
  • Doom of Malan'tai (Zoathrope) {Code Name: Doom}
  • Parasite of Mortrex (Ripper Incubator?) {Code Name: Parasite}
  • Laius Horror (?) {Code Name: Horror}

Colonel-Commissar Isaiah Graille

The long-suffering Colonel-Commissar working under Inquisitor Arcturus. Often takes a dim view on his more outlandish plans, but is ever-loyal to him.
  • Badass Normal: Has no powers to speak of, but has managed (indirectly) to kill a Chaos Space Marine, and killed another one in close combat on top of two tanks.
  • Commissar Cap: Standard issue.
  • He's Back!: He suffered extensive injuries after the tanks he was duelling on top of crashed into Old One Eye, which didn't help considering the Chaos Space Marine he was fighting had already caused a few dangerous wounds. A few pages ago he returned on top of a Baneblade flanked by Leman Russes, his wounds not even fully healed yet.

Inquisitor Thomas//Kyal-La

An Ordo Xenos Inquisitor and his female Tau bodyguard, both working alongside Inquisitor Arcturus. The former is a friend to him, and has helped the campaign with some of his reckless plans.
  • Badass Normal: Fights with whatever tech he has on hand, and was instrumental in the defeat of Laernariel.
  • Berserk Button: Don't threaten either of them when the other is within earshot.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Seeing as the two began as scientist and test subject, things have progressed emotionally since then by several orders of magnitude.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: The Inquisitor seemingly enjoys a good fight.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Has mellowed out a great deal since his origin story, and has become, if possible, more Radical than Arcturus.
  • Exorcism: Removed Laernariel from Zee's body through use of some Psyk-out material he had on hand.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Thomas' preferred method of combat. But with a Power Fist and powerclaw.
  • Undying Loyalty: Most obviously, Kyal-La for Thomas, but also Thomas for Arcturus as a friend. Case in point, his determination to rescue Remilia(and Zee, when he was sure she could be rescued) when he was part of her guard detail.


Arcturus' ex-wife, believed to have been tortured and killed by Bickerstaff in some currently unknown manner. She actually survived the encounter, turning to the Chaos god Slaanesh, The Prince Of Pleasure and Excess, in order to survive and escape. She has since come to Gensokyo, and her intentions, beyond seducing Remilia Scarlet, are currently unclear. As a result of her duel with Remilia Scarlet, the Keeper of Secrets which had possessed her up until this point has been slain, and Zee is now free from Slaanesh. Her actual name is Zelenin.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Is rather...interested in Remilia; had Sakuya not intervened during their first encounter, things would have gotten even more steamy than they already did. Not so depraved anymore now that she's exorcised.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: implied very heavily to be the case between her and Arcturus, and possibly with Remilia as well.
  • The Hedonist: As a servant of Slaanesh, this was a given. Now, not so much.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Every time someone has threatened her with violent retribution for her actions, her only reaction was to get aroused.
  • Whip It Good: She makes made use of a daemonic Whip Sword called Aphrodite that causes whoever it cuts to feel intense pleasure rather than pain.
  • Yandere: She was rather displeased when Remilia told her that she was in love with someone else, right after Lana confessed her own feelings.
    • Further, when Hong Meiling offered to boost Bickerstaff in order to kill Arcturus, she briefly showed off her true form, promising to unmake her if such an offer was ever presented again.
    • Time will only tell if she'll stay this way now that she's good again. But with her interactions with Sakuya, this doesn't seem very likely.

Mekboss Garguzz Gutpuncha & crew

A group of Orks who manage to loot (hijack and orkify) an isolated Baneblade, using and adding to its awesome firepower to compensate for their otherwise extreme weakness.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Gretchins. Gutpuncha, when in single combat, tends to lose very badly.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The Dakkabomma is currently in stable orbit because the Orks believe it to be in stable orbit. And now it has fallen, as the Orks were informed that they were out of fuel and thus could not stay in the air.
  • We Have Reserves: Whenever a Gretchin dies... it makes no difference whatsoever.


Once a mighty Baneblade of the Imperial Guard, it was looted by Mekboss Gutpuncha and his boyz and equipped with even more guns. Nearly destroyed by an artillery barrage, it made a comeback with guns scavenged from every race equipping its surface, along with a collection of jetpacks that allowed it to reach low earth orbit. Grounded and relaunched several times, has now fused with an Angry Marine Thunderhawk to produce the Titan-sized Dakkafenix, though the Marines claim it to be called the UP YOURS FUCKFACE, 24th of that name. Due to a malfunctioning tellyporta and a Gretchin pulling the wrong lever at the wrong time, is now barreling through the Warp, sowing desolation and despair in its wake.
  • Cool Tank: Boy howdy. Baneblade chassis, guns everywhere, jetpacks...
  • Evolving Weapon: used to be a standard Baneblade, until Gutpuncha and his boyz commandeered it. They added far more guns onto it, and barely survived an encounter with Space Marines. When it came back, they had added guns salvaged from all the other races on Gensokyo, and was known as the Dakkawagon. Now having achieved stable low earth orbit, is referred to as the Dakkabomma. And now has reverted to Dakkawagon. And back again to Dakkabomma. And now has become the awesome Dakkafenix.
  • Kill Sat: Alas, no more.
  • More Dakka: Every inch of it is covered in guns, missile launchers, and beam weapons. The turret itself sports a Basilisk barrel, flanked by twin Hammerhead railguns.
  • Recoil Boost: A common tactic. And given the mount of recoil provided, a very effective one indeed.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Called the The Craterizer. Used to gain access to the Underworld by digging an impact crater a kilometer wide.

The Angry Marines.

  • Armored Closet Gay: With so many homophobic slurs and belittling of homosexuals, it's kind of hard not to imagine them as this.
  • Catapult to Glory: Use tank guns to get into battle. As in, fire themselves from the tank.
  • Hollywood Tourette's: Even when requesting help they insult each other.
  • Unstoppable Rage: ALWAYS ANGRY, ALL THE TIME! Apparently it stems from a horrible permanent headache, so strong that even being next to a blank doesn't cause the discomfort and nausea it does in normal people. Apparently their Primarch got angry because while he was drifting in space he came upon a copy of the infamous game Battletoads. You do the math.

Lord Inquisitor Darius Bickerstaff

The father of Isaac, Darius is a hardline puritan Inquisitor who is intolerant of even the slightest diversions from the exact wordings of the Imperial Creed. He was estranged from Isaac, but Arcturus purposefully kept him in the dark over his son's defection. This backfired immensely when Isaac sent him a message saying he was in danger prior to his duel with Arcturus, leading Darius to head the Second Gensokyoan Crusade. Upon finding out that Arcturus was his son's killer, he try to declare the entire planet heretical and tried to have Arcturus killed. He is deep in denial, refusing to accept his son could turn to Chaos.
  • Karma Houdini: Gets off scot-free at the end, leaving aboard the Ius Caecus. He even has all records of his actions quietly destroyed, meaning Arcturus can't prove what he did. But now that he's been confirmed to show up in the sequel, he's more likely to get his comeuppance later down the line.
  • Light Is Not Good: Surrounded by images of gold, lights and angels. He is, however, a brutal, murderous and dangerous person if you cross him.
  • Meaningful Name: His ship, the Ius Caecus, means 'Blind Justice' in latin.
  • Papa Wolf: Upon finding out Arcturus killed his son, he throws his 'diplomat' act out the window and flipped a heavy wooden table onto him.

Marshal Grimbolg Tyrannus

A Marshal of the Black Templars chapter, sent to Gensokyo in order to bring the planet into compliance with a swifter, stronger, and far less tolerant Second Crusade. Serves under the command of Inquisitor Darius Bickerstaff, the father of Isaac Bickerstaff.


A Blank, Silon is an assassin who answers to Darius Bickerstaff alone. He regards him somewhat as a father figure, and will do whatever he asks of him.
  • The Dreaded: Causes extreme fear in everyone who knows of his reputation, and his being a Blank does the work when his foes don't know about him.


A Brother-Captain of the Gray Knights chapter of Space Marines, sent to investigate the anomalous Warp phenomena that occured due to the simultaneous invasion of Chaos, Necrons and Tyranids.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His presence made the presence of the Harvester known to all, including Marshal Grimbolg.
  • One-Man Army: Presumably what his superiors think of him, as he was sent alone to deal with a major Warp disturbance.

Third Among Seven, The Harvester Of Nurgle

  • Demonic Possession: He can't force anyone into doing anything while possessing you, but can talk to you and infect you with diseases. By the time he's finished with you (which might take years), you'll do whatever he asks you to, as evidenced by Bickerstaff.
  • I Have Many Names: Third Among Seven, Harvester Of Nurgle and Lord Of The Flies. Zee Lampshades this.
  • The Hyena: He laughs at everything.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He was controlling Bickerstaff the entire time.
  • Master of Illusion: Can induce complex hallucinations by fiddling with his host's brain. As Arcturus is a psyker, he can transmit them to other people. The hallucinations are incredibly complex, and Patchouli mentions at one point that she might be able to out-illusion Nue if she could somehow bind the daemon to her will.

A partial list of who controls who.