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Everyone's favorite shrine maiden. At first she doesn't deviate too much from canon, but soon gets a few OOC traits, but generally speaking is more or less the human protagonist we all know and love, and a little more. Most noteably, she is a massive Tsundere.
- All Love Is Unrequited: To Jean.
- Alone in a Crowd: This is a trait far more noticeable in the later books- Reimu is extremely lonely, and at times, is glad of any company at all.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Reimu and Dawitsu bicker in almost every scene they have together, yet they both remember their fights together fondly. Also, Yukari occasionally shows fondness for Reimu and vice versa, but only in private.
- Badass in Distress: Briefly in Dawitsu's Recompense when she gets her ass handed to her by Aya and is severely injured. Dawitsu has to operate on her a la Holiday Edition.
- Children Raise You: Reimu is noticeably more mature in the Epilogue, and this is most likely due to her raising of Patricia.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Rinnosuke and Jean.
- Cynical Mentor: To Jean and very much later, to Patricia. In the latter case, she is a better mentor as she actually criticizes and works to improve her student.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Boy, is she.
- Freudian Excuse: She has been alone for, well, most of her adolescent life, at least, perhaps more.
- Genre Savvy: She has been in the incident-solving business a long time...
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She is very easily angered, especially in the later books.
- Jerkass: At times.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is genuinely caring to a lot of people, notably Jean and Marisa.
- Jerkass Woobie: She is quite callous, but she mostly uses this as a defence, as she is incredibly lonely.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Type 2 and 3.
- Loners Are Freaks: Played straight to an extent. She's certainly a bit unhinged in her obsession with Jean.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Boy, does it. Reimu is usually calm and of sound mind, but around Jean... she loses it.
- Miko: You don't say.
- Not a Morning Person
- Odd Friendship: With Aya and surprisingly, Yutaka.
- Plot Armor: She has it, and knows she has it. This doesn't help her when she provokes Aya into attacking her, as it nearly gets her killed.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Marisa's blue.
- Sarcasm Mode: Fond of using this.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: To Rinnosuke, and later, Jean.
- True Companions: With Marisa and Jean.
- Tsundere: Type A Up to Eleven.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Inverted. Jean is the one guy, and Reimu and Marisa are the two girls.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Marisa, and to a lesser extent, Dawitsu.
The Genre Savvy petty thief of canon, minus the wise-cracking nature and replaced with pure wisdom. She is depicted as an extremely smart, albeit selfish, yet fun-loving girl in this fanfic series.
- Badass Bookworm: Her bookworm aspect is somewhat pointed out, something which is less apparent in her canon appearance due to her physical fitness.
- Badass Normal: Makes it a point to say about how hard she has to work to be as awesome as she is, compared to Reimu, who innately is skillful. This is ultimately what makes her better at training the normal Jean.
- Big Eater: Becomes one in the epilogue, set twenty years after the main event.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Particularly fond of doing so.
- Children Raise You: Averted in the epilogue. Marisa didn't have a hands-on raising experience with Patricia compared to Reimu, and is thus the same person twenty years later as she is in the earlier book.
- Cool Teacher: To Jean. She combines Sink-or-Swim Mentor with Training from Hell, albeit within some sort of reason.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: She cooks up a mean bracket fungus soup... but this also contains earthworm for flavour. Subverted, as it's actually delicious, despite seeming disgusting.
- Cute Witch
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Dreaded: To Keine and presumably most of the human village bar the yakitori vendors, who appreciate her continued patronage of the yakitori stands.
- Energy Weapon: Has the Master Spark, of course.
- Genre Savvy: To a greater extent than Dawitsu, and is just as likely to lampshade a trope as he is.
- Heteronormative Crusader: Less a crusader, more simply politically incorrect. She will mock people for being a lesbian.
- Hot for Student: To Jean, albeit it's a superficial crush and Marisa knows not to try anything. Twenty years down the line, in the epilogue, she begins to think differently.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Jean.
- It's All About Me: Marisa does absolutely everything to further her own magical pursuits, and has placed Jean in danger several times because of it. She gets better over time at not leaving Jean to die...
- Loveable Rogue: Oh so very much. Marisa points out that she's only stealing knowledge, not treasure or anything of monetary value.
- Lover and Beloved: To some extent, except it's Age Inverted, and Marisa, the younger one, takes Jean under her wing.
- Not Me This Time: In the first book, Marisa is accused of stealing Laevateinn, because she would normally be the one to steal from the Scarlet Devil Mansion. This costs her her house. It wasn't her this time.
- Official Couple: With Jean in the Epilogue.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Reimu's Red.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: The amount of times Jean is put in a hazardous situation as part of her training is a little scary.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Subverted. Marisa knows better than to try and get with Jean.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mushrooms, Fungi, and Yakitori in the later books.
- Trickster Mentor: To some extent to Jean.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Inverted. Jean is the one guy, and Reimu and Marisa are the two girls.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Reimu and to some extent, Jean.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Marisa is certainly an intelligent young woman, and this is why she and Jean get on so well.
The local newshound, Aya Shameimaru is just as obsessed with picking up her next story as she is in Canon, however, she's also given a hidden kind side and a serious addiction to sniffing ink.
- Always Someone Better: To Hatate at journalism.
- Ambiguously Bi: See Depraved Bisexual.
- Berserk Button: See Beware the Silly Ones.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Do not break Aya's press and mock her afterwards. Or she will break you.
- Cargo Ship: She actually kisses her press.
- The Chew Toy: Every now and then, not to the extent of Dawitsu. Especially seen in the first book, but not much from that point onwards.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Has traces of it. When she sees a new house built in the Youkai forest from nowhere, she instantly thinks an apocalypse delivered by self-building House Youkai.
- Companion Cube: Her press, who she names 'Kenny'.
- Constantly Curious: Well, she is a reporter. Especially shown in Holiday Edition, where she's a stowaway to Dawitsu and friends' holiday to the outside world.
- Dead Guy Junior: Names her second press 'Kenny two'.
- Depraved Bisexual: Perhaps. She apparently has a 'swimsuit edition' in her newspaper, and mentions how human models are useless because they age too quickly, yet has an implied crush on Dawitsu, perhaps due to his similarities to the Tengu.
- Despair Event Horizon: When 'Kenny', her press, gets destroyed by Dawitsu, she has this. The second time it happens courtesy of Reimu, it becomes a Berserk Button.
- The Dreaded: Some people consider her this due to the fact that if you tell her anything, it will be well-known. Also, her power makes her this at least to Marisa in the Epilogue.
- Dynamic Entry: Breaking in through walls in Aya's preferred method of entering buildings.
- Genki Girl: Hyperactive, loud, and annoying...
- Gossipy Hens: She is a reporter, after all.
- G-Rated Drug: Aya loves to sniff ink for an undiscernable reason, and her house stinks of the stuff.
- Hidden Depths: Aya seems like she's just a silly newshound, but she is actually acutely aware of how important Reimu is to Gensokyo, and is also noticeably kind to Dawitsu, even when he doesn't deserve it. It's implied that she has a crush on him in the books, and out and out confirmed in this video.
- I Call It "Vera": She calls her press 'Kenny'.
- Intrepid Reporter: In her more normal moments.
- Jerkass: Sometimes, mainly to Hatate. Is one to Tokage as well, humorously enough, paying jerkass unto jerkass.
- Large Ham: To the point that she cannot enter houses without smashing down walls.
- Odd Friendship: With Alice and Reimu.
- Person of Mass Destruction: To walls.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Despite being wacky and zany, she's actually the blue oni to Hatate's red.
- Rivals Team Up: Ends up working with Hatate and forming a new newspaper line which is sometimes called 'Kakashimaru Spirit News' or 'Bunbunmaru Spirit News'.
- Running Gag: She will always enter a house by ramming through a wall. Unless the wall is too hard to ram through.
- The Scrappy: In-universe. However, she does legitimately have redeeming qualities, and is a kind person when she wants to be.
- Shipper on Deck: One of her many duties as a reporter.
- Sincerity Mode: She is noticeably different when she's sincere about a matter.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Walls are hers. She never misses an opportunity to break them. On the way in and out of a building.
- Super Speed
- There Was a Door: Phrase Catcher of this constantly.
- Willfully Weak: Shows she is this when she kicks Reimu's ass with ease after the latter breaks her press.
The more inept, useless reporter of the Youkai Mountain, Hatate Himekaidou is Aya's self-declared rival and later colleague of hers. While her reporting skills are pretty terrible, she manages to get Alice Margatroid and Byakuren to act as moles for Aya and her's composite newspaper, so she isn't totally useless.
- Always Second Best: To Aya.
- Always Someone Better: Aya is always better than her in terms of reporting.
- Butt-Monkey: To both Aya and Dawitsu.
- The Ditz: Is notably more air-headed than Aya. Perhaps that's why she can't get her newspaper to sell.
- Genki Girl: Is rather energetic, but not as much as Aya, yet Aya is notably more intelligent, too.
- Gone Horribly Right: Her Dating Service for Alice.
- Hikikomori: At first. She doesn't seem to understand that delivering her newspapers personally and reporting on new events may make her as popular as Aya.
- Odd Friendship: With Alice.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Aya's Blue, surprisingly.
- Rivals Team Up: With Aya, she form a composite newspaper to avoid diplomatic defeat. However, this is a permanent allegiance, and is actually quite useful to Aya.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Her main contribution to the Bunbunmaru/Kakashimaru Spirit News is that she has Alice Margatroid and Byakuren Hijiri on her side, and thus has moles to acquire more information than what she and Aya could alone.
- Shipper on Deck: Even moreso than Aya. In fact, the only reason Alice ends up working with her is because she sets up a Dating Service (which soon becomes a Dating Service Disaster) for her.
- Unknown Rival: Subverted. Aya actually knows about Hatate, and most of the time is very confident that she's better than her, but when her press is destroyed, she becomes genuinely concerned that Hatate could steal her readership in her newspaper's absence.
- Valley Girl: Speaks like one.
- What an Idiot!: She expects her newspaper to sell when they cover stories that have already been covered, and can only be bought dirrectly from her home.
The Magician Youkai Marionette Master of the forest has a great many fanon traits applied to her, and is a highly insecure loner with a heart of gold. She is largely the driving force for Dawitsu's Character Development, and undergoes plenty of her own, and eventually becomes a little more confident.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Her and Marisa... she gets over it.
- Ambiguously Bi: Dawitsu develops a thing for her in Recompense, and although she's certainly a Lesbian, she seems to flirt back with Dawitsu. Hell, she even kisses him.
- Batman Gambit: She has one in Dawitsu's Recompense- knocks him out, gives him a pill that makes him have excessively introspective lucid dreams, making him feel guilty enough about his actions (which indirectly caused Alice's house to be destroyed) to atone for his sins and help fix her house.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Both to Marisa in the early books and Byakuren in the later ones, although the latter is downplayed.
- Companion Cube: Occasionally treats her dolls like this.
- Creepy Doll: Has many dolls made in the likenesses of people. She is known to at least have a Marisa Doll, a Byakuren Doll, a Dawitsu Doll, and a Yutaka Doll. Most people are frightened by them, but Aya has fun with her replicas. Alice herself dotes on them as if they were children.
- Dating Service Disaster: She ends up having one courtesy of Hatate, getting several strange choices, like Kogasa Tatara, Medicine Melancholy, and Eirin. However, this is subverted, as she ends up in a relatively stable, if distant, relationship with Byakuren.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very rarely.
- Demoted to Extra: She was a crucial part of the plot in Recompense, and then was barely seen outside of a fluffy beta plot in Jean's Magical Education, and is barely seen at all in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Gossipy Hens: As part of her role as The Mole for Aya and Hatate.
- Internalized Categorism: In the first book, she knows she's gay, and hates herself for it, but by Recompense, Yutaka convinces her to just be confident about the whole issue.
- Loners Are Freaks: Played with. Dawitsu views her as a freak in The Grimoire of Dawitsu, but when he gets to know her, it's revealed that actually, she's a wonderful person. Well, apart from one major Yandere moment on her part...
- Love Hurts: Poor Alice... Marisa is about as straight as an arrow and a bit of a homophobe too...
- Love Imbues Life: Her love managed to kill the Canon Medicine (which was born of hatred) and eventually imbued her with life again, but as a Cheerful Child with no memory of her former life.
- Love Makes You Evil: She almost kills Rinnosuke because Marisa may have a thing for him.
- Marionette Master
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold
- The Mole: Acts as this for Aya and Hatate, who get gossip from her as well as themselves later on in the series.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Attempts to kill Rinnosuke because Marisa may have a thing for him. This goes awry when Dawitsu takes the attack intended for Rinnosuke and almost dies.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When she attempts to Murder the Hypotenuse (Rinnosuke) because Marisa may have a thing for him, Dawitsu leaps in the way of her attack and almost dies. This causes Alice to seriously regret her actions almost immediately.
- Odd Couple: With Byakuren, of all people. However, they're Not So Different- both were once human and attained youkaihood through magic.
- Odd Friendship: With Aya and Hatate.
- Official Couple: Her and Byakuren. It's implied they're still together in the epilogue.
- Paparazzi: Ends up working with Aya.
- Parental Substitute: To Medicine 'Merriment'.
- Psycho Lesbian: Subverted. Many people, Marisa chiefly, think this of Alice. They couldn't be more wrong. That said, she did try to kill Rinnosuke.
- Puppet Shows: Occasionally puts them on in her home.
- Raise Him Right This Time: Ends up having to do this for Medicine, who dies by being cared for by a doll owner once again, only to come back to life as a sickeningly sweet Cheerful Child.
- Sexy Mentor: Is largely responsible for Dawitsu manning up and taking responsibility for his actions, and contemplating several things about his life, and this in turn makes Dawitsu a little bit grateful to her in more ways than one...
- Shrinking Violet: Is largely afraid of socializing, something especially apparent when she's in her house alone.
- The Shrink: She is the Awesome Type. She gives both Dawitsu and Yutaka pills that make their dreams excessively vivid and prone to helping the conscious self address whatever psychological issues they currently have. She gets her pills from Eirin, and uses them herself, so technically, Eirin is also one.
- Yandere: See Love Makes You Evil.
The Magician Youkai and resident bookworm of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Ends up getting with, and marrying, Yutaka. Is noticeably more kind-hearted than her Canon equivalent, though does retain her Deadpan Snarker traits to some degree.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Patchouli becomes seriously unsettled when Sakuya gets seriously injured.
- Badass Bookworm: Her badass side is downplayed, but it's still very much there.
- Chickification: Undergoes this a little in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Battle Couple: With Yutaka, rarely.
- Cool Teacher: To Flandre, in Dawitsu's absence.
- Covert Pervert: Spends a bizarrely long time making out with Yutaka one time, unaware they were being watched, and likes Al Fresco Sex with Yutaka to boot.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Cute Bookworm
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Is ever so quiet around anyone but Yutaka and the people of the Scarlet Devil Mansion at first, then begins to open up. Perhaps getting laid helped...
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Regularly takes down Remilia and Flandre with ease.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Ever so slightly. She's far nicer than her canon incarnation, and seems to genuinely care for Flandre.
- Elemental Powers: Teaches these to Yutaka while Yutaka teaches her scenery manipulation.
- Hidden Depths: She seems like a shy bookworm who barely speaks, but when she meets up with Yutaka, someone of her intellectua caliber, she is an extremely enthusiastic teller of knowledge. She also apparently likes Al Fresco Sex with Yutaka too.
- Hot Librarian: If her usual nature isn't enough, she officially tries to dress as one in her and Yutaka's Hen Party.
- Insufferable Genius: To some, chiefly Marisa, but Yutaka understands her well enough, probably due to being one herself.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: At first, but she does begin to go out of the house.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Remilia and Sakuya.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Gets with Yutaka, and is moderately feminine, as is Yutaka.
- Magic Versus Science: On the Magical side of the schism as a contrast to Yutaka, but believes in Science nonethless, and uses science to help with her magic.
- Odd Friendship: With Sakuya, Flandre, and, to some extent, even Remilia.
- Official Couple: With Yutaka.
- Opposites Attract: Zig-Zagged with her relationship with Yutaka- they're both Magician Youkai, but Yutaka is a Magical Scientist while Patchouli is a Scientific Magician.
- Pair the Smart Ones: She and Yutaka end up married.
- The Paralyzer: A Running Gag of hers is that she has a spell to paralyze bats. Whenever Remilia or Flandre are inconvenient... she simply pokes them, and they fall to the floor, frozen solid.
- The Quiet One: Only really opens up to Yutaka and the people of the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: She loves to use this. Probably why she ends up marrying Yutaka.
- Smart People Play Chess: Despite Yutaka, who is a chess and shogi expert, being her friend and more, she is never seen playing chess with her. Possibly because she is simply too busy reading.
- Squishy Wizard: Her asthma makes her physically infirm, and Yutaka helps on this matter by providing her with an inhaler and introducing plants to her library to allow fresh air to be produced.
- The Stoic: Even at her own wedding, she remains of a calm disposition. The only time she's broken that record is when Sakuya got seriously injured.
- Witch Species
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Sakuya is a bizarrely altered character in this fanfic series, but has popular Fanon characteristics applied to her instead. She, however, is still the maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and is still more or less loyal to Remilia, if a little rebellious every now and then.
- A-Cup Angst: She wears pads at the beginning of this continuity. Dawitsu helps her with giving the habit up and embracing her flat-chestedness.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: In Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, she gets utterly smashed, and this results in her mistaking Jean for Dawitsu, Reimu for Sanae, and Rinnosuke for Jean. As well as generally being stupid.
- Amicable Exes: With Dawitsu. She is still very good friends with him, even when she's with Rinnosuke, and even flaunt her former relationship with him every now and then.
- Battle Butler: For Remilia.
- Butt-Monkey: Is always mistreated by Remilia, best evidenced when making Remilia's outfit for Yutaka's wedding in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Revealed to be the case in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Casual Kink: Bandages, which Tokage somehow finds out about and uses in her novel, assuming the fetish is Dawitsu's.
- Chickification: Early on in the series this is readily apparent.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Is noticeably this to Dawitsu in Holiday Edition. Getting with Rinnosuke makes her better, though.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Seems to become this if her behaviour in the epilogue is anything to go by.
- Competition Freak: When a crazed gamer.
- Deadpan Snarker: From time to time.
- Flechette Storm: Her usual method of attack, only seen every now and then.
- Friends with Benefits: With Dawitsu at the end of Holiday Edition.
- Gamer Chick: Becomes a fan of Call of Duty when on Holiday in the outside world, and is a contrast to Ran's Gamer Chick ways, who is more into retro games.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Both with the folks of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and the members of the Dawitsu Mansion.
- Interspecies Romance: With Dawitsu.
- Knife Nut: Underplayed, but it's still there from time to time- like when she sent Aya away from the Scarlet Devil Mansion with several silver knives sticking out of her. Throwing Knives are her preferred weapon in Call of Duty.
- MayflyDecember Romance: A brief one with Dawitsu.
- MacGuffin: Her stopwatch, which is her method of stopping time.
- Meido: Subverted... she is far from innocent, and has... needs like every other woman.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: While not a betrayal, Sakuya becomes a lot more rebellious after realizing she doesn't need to take Remilia's crap.
- The Mole: In the epilogue, she pretends to be on Reimu and Marisa's side in Dawitsu's fake nostalgia incident. She reveals that she's been in on it the entire time.
- Nice Gal: When she isn't a raving game addict.
- Ninja Maid
- Official Couple: With Rinnosuke.
- Parental Substitute: Shares this role with Remilia for Flandre.
- Petite Pride: Ends up taking pride in her flat chest.
- Punch-Clock Villain: In the deleted 'Question Time' interactive fic, it's revealed that she was once a free-lancing mercenary who was involved in the Vampire-Werewolf conflicts, working for the highest bidder at any one time, and merely got stuck on the vampire's side once the conflict was over.
- Rapid Aging: Apparently, she ages according to whatever she perceives, and given that she perceives a lot of time in an instant to everyone else whenever she stops time, she potentially is subject to this, being human.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted, she couldn't be any nicer, yet is described as having red eyes.
- Romantic False Lead: To Dawitsu. Turns out he couldn't really commit to her when still getting over Yutaka.
- Scrub: In-universe, at Call of Duty. She's a fanatic gamer, and very different to her usual self.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Boy, does she. Thinks she sees it in Dawitsu, but ultimately finds love with Rinnosuke.
- Time Master
- Took a Level in Badass: Or a level in Confidence. From the point where she forsakes her pads onwards, she gets less and less subservient to Remilia and more snarky under her command.
The vampire girl who rules over the Scarlet Devil Mansion, who is in complete keeping with her canon personality. Psych. She's noticeably more Jerkassy and more immature than her canon appearance, and that's saying something. She is also noticeably controlling and condescending to Flandre, but is actually a truly loving sister acting in what she considers the best way to let a person like Flandre be without killing too many people.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: See Can't Hold His Liquor.
- All Women Are Prudes: She is excessively prudish, and seems opposed to the idea of sexual relationships altogether. It makes sense, as she's a vampire, and they don't reproduce by having sex, so she has next to no sex drive.
- Or, she's biologically ten years old. It would be very creepy if she actually had a sex drive.
- Always Someone Better: Yukari is a better Chessmaster than her. Yuyuko, by extension, also is.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Flandre- even though she seems mean at times, she truly does love her sister. Also to Patchouli- after she leaves her at the end of Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding to live with Yutaka, she takes up reading in memory of her.
- Bad Boss: To Sakuya. Not that it doesn't come back to bite her in the ass.
- Big Sister Instinct: This is what causes her to destroy Marisa's house in response to Flandre's sword being stolen.
- Brainwashing for the Greater Good: Sort of. Closer to... restricting experience for the greater good. Remilia keeps Flandre locked away so that she doesn't get hurt, retaliate destructively, and potentially destroy all of Gensokyo. She also fears that if she begins to trust people from the outside, they could just end up hurting her more.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: She is apparently just as susceptible to alcohol as Sakuya- she ends up talking to the likes of Tokage about 'Hot Vampires' when drunk.
- The Chessmaster: It's revealed in The Misadventures of Yukari Yakumo that she had manipulated fate so that Marisa would give Flandre her sword back. Seeing as Marisa didn't steal Flandre's sword, this is ultimately what made Marisa team up with Reimu to thwart Dawitsu and get Laevateinn back, meaning that she ultimately was the driving force of the first half of Dawitsu's folly. She also does a similar task in the Epilogue, being a driving force from behind the scenes.
- Cute Bookworm: In the Epilogue, it's revealed that Remilia took up reading books a la Patchouli to make up for the fact that Patchouli lives with Yutaka now.
- Does Not Like Men: She is noticeably Misandric, both against Dawitsu and Rinnosuke, and seems to view them as defilers of innocence.
- Faux Affably Evil: Behaves this way in Dawitsu's Recompense.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Remilia is extremely easy to anger, and her fury is explosive, but surprisingly none-threatening.
- Hidden Depths: Everything she does to or for Flandre is either for own or the world's good, and is actually a good person when she wants to be.
- Immortal Immaturity: Is extremely petulant despite her age.
- It's All About Me: Almost. She does have a soft spot for Flandre.
- Kick the Dog: Has this when she drops a cup so it breaks just so Sakuya can clean it up.
- Knight Templar Big Sister: She really is only acting in Flandre and the world's interest by locking Flandre away.
- Mood-Swinger: Very much so. You can barely tell when she's going to explode.
- My Girl Is Not a Slut: Has this attitude, first to Sakuya getting with Rinnosuke and having an active sex life, and secondly to Flandre, who she fears may be losing her innocence.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Views Flandre this way, and begins to fear that Dawitsu is seducing her when she forcibly kidnaps him and makes him become a teacher to Flandre. However, when she finds out it's entirely one-sided, and only Flandre's interested, she begins to think differently.
- No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: For some reason, she treats Dawitsu, her prisoner, somewhat civilly in Dawitsu's Recompense, and even lets him eat at the table.
- Not So Above It All: When Dawitsu, Jean, and Rinnosuke do the YMCA, Remilia, despite her snarks, ends up getting as into it as everyone else.
- Our Vampires Are Different: She seems to be weakened in the sun, but not able to be killed, as she has gone out in the sun, but only attacked indoors and at midnight.
- Parental Substitute: To Flandre.
- The Perfectionist: At least to her dresses. When Sakuya is sewing her a dress for Yutaka's wedding, she is excessively pedantic in how it should look. Cue Sakuya snapping from being overworked.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: In a strange twist, she swaps her colour later on. At first, she's the Blue to Flandre's Red, then as Flandre matures, becomes the Red to Flandre's Blue.
- Ron the Death Eater: You know how Remilia's main negative traits in Canon were her selfish nature and her immature attitude? Imagine that Up to Eleven.
- Stepford Smiler: She seems to have Took a Level in Kindness, but the genuineness of this is dubious.
- The Talk: Gives it to Flandre, scarring her for life by making it seem terrible as opposed to natural. Which, given the non-sexual way vampires reproduce, makes sense.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Perhaps. She could be faking it, though.
- Willfully Weak: She can control fate, but has only explicitly used it twice.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A considerably Lighter and Softer take on the Person of Mass Destruction of Canon, Flandre in this is just as powerful, and is implied to have killed several people, but is beyond innocent and does not know the severity of her actions. Ultimately, it is her realizing the consequences of her actions and beginning to grow up that her story arc revolves around, and is one of the more noticeable characters in terms of Character Development.
- Acting Your Intellectual Age: Averted, Flandre is actually a genius in terms of her learning capability, but is very much an inexperienced child, and acts like one.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Maybe. Depends on how she sees marriage, as she may well see it as platonic, but she seems... overly close to Dawitsu in Recompense, and asks him to marry her several times. However, she also does the same for Sakuya, Patchouli, and Remilia, so perhaps this isn't the case.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Is obsessed with Marriage, and wants to marry Dawitsu, Sakuya, Patchouli, and even Remilia, but has to be told that marrying sisters is weird.
- Ambiguously Gay: Remilia at one points attempts to discourage her from wanting to get with a boy. Her response? No, girls are far prettier anyway.
- Ambiguously Bi: Yet she clearly wants Dawitsu to marry her, yet perhaps she sees marriage as platonic, as she also wants to marry Sakuya and Patchouli.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Her attitudes to marriage (the boundaries of which extend to her own sister), play (destruction, play, same difference), and everything inbetween ('why is she eating her face' is her response to seeing Yutaka and Patchy make out). An odd case, as she seems to develop more Black-and-White Morality later on, if only the aspect of being horrified by murder.
- Break the Cutie: See My God, What Have I Done?.
- Character Development: Among the Canon Characters, hers is one of the most noticeable and realistic.
- Cheerful Child: Her personality comes off as this, with a lethal edge.
- Child Prodigy: She has the mindset of a child, at least, and easily picks up written language, basic mathematics, algebra, and calculus with relative ease.
- Cool Sword: Laevateinn. She even uses it for mundane reasons, like writing on her bedroom walls or lighting up her dark basement.
- Corrupt the Cutie: Remilia fears this may happen to her, but instead, she gains good associates that make her more world-aware without doing this.
- Crack Fic: She writes one in which she fights Teh humens and then, in a shocking twist, and then became a human at the end. Oh yeah, and she's married to Dawitsu, who seems to be her house-husband.
- Cute and Psycho: Although her insanity stems mainly from lack of worldly experience.
- Cute Bookworm: Becomes fond of reading fiction, and is known to have read Of Mice and Men (a major plot point for her) and Oliver Twist, and is implied to have read more.
- A Day in the Limelight: Throughout Recompense, although she was hardly neglected from that point onward... before, however, she sort of was.
- Diabolus ex Machina / Deus ex Machina: As lampshaded in this video, Flandre's second escape in Dawitsu's Folly acts as a Diabolus ex Machina for Yukari, Alice, Marisa, and most of Gensokyo, but Dawitsu turns this into a Deus ex Machina for himself by manipulating her childish nature, and using her effectively as a weapon to threaten Yukari into giving him Yutaka back.
- The Ditz: Not surprising, given how little experience of the outside word she has.
- Genius Ditz: Yet she very quickly grasps new concepts.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Compared more than once to Lennie from Of Mice & Men in this regard.
- Draco in Leather Pants: No-one in the Touhou fandom is quite sure how to depict Flandre, but in this, she's a Cheerful Child who's Obliviously Evil and ends up working to control her overtly destructive abilities.
- Gentle Giant: In terms of her power and her personality.
- Heroic BSoD: See My God, What Have I Done?.
- Immortal Immaturity: Even more so than Remilia, but with a noticeable nice streak compared to Remilia.
- I'll Kill You!: When she's finally totally stable in The Epilogue, she calmly threatens to kill Cirno permanently if she doesn't let Dawitsu and Yutaka, who both easily lost to Cirno, go.
- The Ingenue: At first, but she gradually matures throughout the series.
- Living Weapon: Implied to be used by Remilia as this against anyone she doesn't like and by Dawitsu towards the end of Dawitsu's Folly.
- Madwoman in the Attic: With less emphasis on the 'Mad' part, and more on the 'childishly innocent yet incredibly destructive' instead.
- Morality Pet: She is this to Remilia.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Brought on by reading Of Mice & Men, being out and out compared to Lennie by Remilia. She realizes that the people she breaks can't come back, which brings her to tears.
- Obliviously Evil: She is implied to have 'broken' several people in the past while 'playing' with them, but wasn't bothered, as she though that they could be 'fixed'. This may be due to the fact that in Canon, both her and Remilia can regenerate From a Single Cell.
- Odd Friendship: With Dawitsu.
- Our Vampires Are Different: In keeping with Remilia, she seems to not go out much, and at night, her abilities are exceptional, capable of easily destroying a house without her Laevateinn, however, in her weakened state at day, she's still capable of smashing Medicine Melancholy's larger body to smithereens and destroying a house with the help of her Laevateinn (as well as generally leaving a trail of destruction in her wake).
- Person of Mass Destruction: A large portion of her story arc is getting this aspect under control.
- Precocious Crush: On Dawitsu, Sakuya, Patchouli, and Remilia.
- The Rain Man: Terrible at social interaction (at first), ingenious at Mathematics, to the point that she grasps and teaches herself the differential equation of calculus after being given a basic understanding of Mathematics and algebra by Dawitsu.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Initially the red to Remilia's blue, but eventually becomes the blue to Remilia's red.
- Sealed Evil In A Basement
- She Is All Grown Up: Subverted in the Epilogue- physically speaking, she hasn't grown up at all, but mentally... oh boy, has she.
- Skilled, but Naïve: She is, of course, immensely powerful, and also shows genius-level learning capabilities, but is beyond naive.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Courtesy of Dawitsu in Dawitsu's Recompense.
- Unstoppable Rage: Remilia fears that Flandre may have this if she gets hurt by something on the outside, and given her childish demeanor initially, those fears may have some ground. Then Character Development kicks in.
- Weaksauce Weakness: For all her destructive ability and childish unpredictability, she is quite easily thwarted by Patchouli's Bat Paralyzation Spell.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Successfully pulls one on Reimu and Marisa in the Epilogue.
More or less a Satellite Character. This was lampshaded in 'Question Time' before it was deleted.
- Animated Actor: Or the closest thing to it- see Meta Guy.
- Demoted to Extra
- Executive Meddling: Apparently a victim of it by Duwee Davis II himself, who apparently told her she'd be a 'lead actress' in his fanfics before she got Demoted to Extra, according to Question Time.
- Flat Character
- Meta Guy: In the deleted 'Question Time', she seems to be an actress in Duwee Davis' story.
- Satellite Character
- The Slacker: Even though she's commonly portrayed as this in Fanon, she isn't in this.
A mostly uncharacterised mess who only has one brief moment where she's influential to the story, and even then, it's only a minor humorous misunderstanding.
- All Women Are Lustful: In one of her rare appearances, she discusses how hot Rinnosuke is, and all the things she wants to do to him.
- Eating the Eye Candy: Boy, does she with Rinnosuke.
- Flat Character
- Horny Devils: Given her behavior, it's a possibility she's one.
- Not What It Looks Like: See Well-Intentioned Extremist.
- Satellite Character
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Downplayed. She thinks Yutaka has attacked Patchouli after seeing her fainted in front of her, and goes into an Unstoppable Rage to protect her mistress. It's actually due to the fact that Yutaka's just proposed to Patchouli.
- What Could Have Been: She was actually somewhat an entertaining character in 'Question Time', and engaged in an offscreen caper involving attempting to steal Rinnosuke from Sakuya.
The Border Youkai, and resident Meta Guy, Physical God, and Jerkass. Yes, Yukari, out of all the canon characters, undergoes some serious demonization courtesy of Duwee Davis, but despite being petty and cruel, she is exceptionally intelligent, and knows it. However, she isn't as smart as Yuyuko, something that hurts her ego.
- Affably Evil: Swings between this and Faux Affably Evil.
- Almighty Janitor: Not in Gensokyo, but in the Outside World- she's a bartender. One who looks 17, to boot.
- Always Someone Better: Yuyuko is clearly the better Chessmaster, and figured out the entire events of Dawitsu's Folly as a way of teaching Yukari not to want what she can't have. Also the better Chessmaster to Remilia.
- Anti-Villain: Type I and IV.
- Appeal to Flattery: Is susceptible to this... at first.
- Badass Boast: 'There are a million ways I can kill you with this Parasol alone, and an amount bordering on a billion without.'
- Bad Boss: Is implied to be abusive to Ran, and is out and out proven to be abusive to Yutaka in the short time she owns her as a Shinigami.
- Battle Couple: Implied to have once dated Chuck Norris.
- Big Good: Revealed to be this to the whole of Gensokyo... but Good Is Not Nice.
- Break the Haughty: Seems to go through enough to, but refuses to break. She's awesome like that.
- The Chessmaster: She had planned out the stealing of Yutaka from Dawitsu in Dawitsu's Folly perfectly, the only thing she didn't factor in was Flandre acting as a Diabolus ex Machina for her. Other examples are in the series, and she often discusses how to plot gambits with Yuyuko.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Yukari has absolutely won the Superpower Lottery, but she is usually highly responsible in her use of said world-altering powers, although she does use her weaker powers for selfish reasons.
- Crack Pairing: Implied to be an ex of Chuck Norris.
- Deadpan Snarker: Is undoubtedly this. She's an uber-powerful genius, it goes with the territory.
- Enemy Mine: With Dawitsu against Tokage's heinous work, and also to help him save Reimu's life after Aya utterly beats the crap out of her.
- Faux Affably Evil: Swings between this and Affably Evil.
- Foe Yay: In-universe. Tokage thinks she and Dawitsu have this- and in fairness, Dawitsu managed to successfully flirt with and flatter her at the beginning of Holiday Edition.
- The Fagin: See Hidden Depths.
- Gentleman Snarker: Boy, is she.
- Good Is Not Nice: Athough prone to selfish behaviour, she never, ever, ever puts Gensokyo in jeopardy, and is revealed to do a great many things to keep Gensokyo stable.
- Hidden Depths: She's actually responsible for supplying the Hakurei Shrine with the next generation of shrine maiden. She goes to the outside world and takes an orphaned baby, and gives it into the care of the current shrine maiden- think about that. She makes sure the Hakurei name never dies out, and gives an orphan a second chance at life. That is beyond caring. She also believes in Thou Shalt Not Kill for a very special reason detailed in that trope's entry.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: If she hadn't wanted to replace Ran, then she'd have never lost both Yutaka and Ran to Dawitsu.
- Ineffectual Death Threats: It's not that she is unable to kill you, but that she chooses not to.
- Insufferable Genius: Has shades of it.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Usually any criticism of Dawitsu she makes is legitimate.
- Jerkass Physical God: Effectively is this.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: See Hidden Depths.
- Kick the Dog: Her abuse of Yutaka in The Misadventures of Yukari Yakumo.
- Meta Guy: She knows this is a story, and later on, complains about how out-of-character she is to Duwee Davis II himself. She also laments the end of the series in the Epilogue.
- Narcissist: She is very susceptible to flattery, has a massive ego, and considers herself beyond attractive.
- Not Worth Killing: Her opinion of Dawitsu. Subverted in that it's actually because she has an inherent 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' mentality that she's afraid of showing.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Loves doing both this and on-screen teleportation.
- Parasol of Prettiness
- Pet the Dog: Her comforting of Reimu in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Surprisingly, Red to Yuyuko's Blue.
- Ron the Death Eater: And how! She doesn't appreciate Ran anywhere near as much as she should, even using her as a Human Shield to an attack that involved the crust jutting from the ground. She is repeatedly cruel to various people for next to no reason and is known to have been abusive to Yutaka, although she does apologize for the latter.
- Sleepyhead: Any period where she's absent is usually explained as her 'sleeping', however, some have theories that she actually is living in the outside world during her 'sleep'.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Subverted. She is a big name in Gensokyo, and simply isn't modest about it.
- Superpower Lottery: She is Yukari, after all. She has never lost a single proper fight she's been in, but willingly surrendered for one.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Has this attitude due to the fact that she knew Yuyuko when she was alive, and was a completely serious woman rather than a Cloudcuckoolander. Yuyuko told her before dying to value and uphold life.
- Time Abyss: May be as old as time itself.
- Trickster Mentor: Occasionally this to Reimu.
- Tsundere: Has shades of this.
- Villain Ball: Whenever she has possession of it is about the only time Dawitsu could ever hope to outwit her or best her, less so with Yuyuko, who is just plain better than her.
- Villain Teleportation: She's the closest thing to a villain in this, but even then, she has some redeeming qualities. But it makes sense that teleportation be given to the Jerkass.
- Worf Had the Flu: When she gets KO'd by a frying pan wielded by Chen, admittedly though, she was caught off guard. Yuyuko has a lot of fun with this.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Supports Itsuki x Kyon in Haruhi Suzumiya.
- Though it's unclear whether she actually does or she said it just to squick Dawitsu.
The Shikigami of Yukari Yakumo undergoes quite a few changes, and is one of the more noticeable indicators of Dawitsu's ability to change the status quo of Gensokyo. How, you say? Well, Yukari replaces her with Yutaka, and becomes Dawitsu's Shikigami, right before Dawitsu scams Yukari out of Yutaka too, effectively making her Ran Dawitsu.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: A Noodle Incident relating to her when she got drunk is why she and Dawitsu don't drink any more.
- All Love Is Unrequited: To Dawitsu, but that changes.
- Always Someone Better: Dawitsu treats Yutaka as being the superior Shikigami to her subconsciously, but it seems that in reality, she's the hardest worker.
- All Women Are Lustful: She keeps quiet most of the time, but at times is clearly wanting Dawitsu inside her asap.
- Aggressive Submissive: Inverted. She is polite, quiet, and doesn't talk much about sex, leading one to think she's a sub. You'd be wrong.
- Battle Butler: To both Yukari and Dawitsu in the Epilogue.
- Battle Couple: With Dawitsu in the Epilogue.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Marisa learnt the hard way not to steal from the Dawitsu Mansion. Jean was kept as a hostage while Marisa was forced to pick up the shattered pieces of window she had broken to break and enter, without a single attack being made.
- Cleavage Window: Becomes fond of outfits like these in her attempts to seduce Dawitsu.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Dawitsu.
- Costume Porn: Is subject to this in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, as she's hitting the full offensive on seducing Dawitsu.
- Covert Pervert: She is Too Kinky to Torture, but no-one would ever be able to tell.
- Did You Think I Can't Feel?: She seems to think Dawitsu has the attitude that she can't feel an awful lot despite her love for him, and Yutaka agrees.
- Doting Parent: Is this to Chen at times, but can also be strict and reasonable too.
- Eating the Eye Candy: Loves to perv on Dawitsu in the later books.
- Emotionless Girl: Seems to behave in this manner, but is actually incredibly emotional underneath it all.
- First-Name Basis: Everyone calls her simply Ran, with the exception of Chen, who occasionally calls her 'Ran-sama'.
- Gamer Chick: Is one that's more into retro and Retraux games.
- Good Feels Good: She evidently prefers working for Dawitsu, who is merely selfish in an Adorkable sense, rather than Yukari, an abusive Jerkass.
- Happiness in Slavery: She doesn't seem to cope without being someone's Shikigami, as when Yukari fires her, the first thing she does is start searching for a new master.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: She works so damn hard for Dawitsu, you begin to feel sorry for her when you see how oblivious he is to her feelings.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Dawitsu, even more so than Yutaka.
- In Vino Veritas: Out and out kisses Dawitsu after drinking a whole bottle of Sake.
- Kissing Under the Influence: See In Vino Veritas.
- Little Bit Beastly
- Love Makes You Crazy: As does her lust.
- Official Couple: With Dawitsu.
- Only Sane Man: Usually...
- Parental Substitute: To Chen.
- Patrolling Mook: Is notably the only Shikigami of Dawitsu shown to be capable at dealing with intruders.
- The Philosopher: In the earlier books, she didn't speak much, but when she did, it was on the likes of morality and ethics.
- The Quiet One
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Chen's Red. Goes well with their Meaningful Names in Canon, as 'Ran' means 'Indigo', while 'Chen' means 'Orange'.
- Shrinking Violet: Boy, is she.
- The Stoic
- Stoic Woobie: She is beyond stoic most of the time, but goes through a lot, from abuse from Yukari to an unrequited, oblivious love interest. She is also considered a bargaining chip by said love interest at one point.
- Not So Stoic: Every now and then breaks down. And when she finally gets with Dawitsu... oh, does she stop being stoic.
- Super Senses: Is notably able to smell and hear intruders far better than either Yutaka or Chen.
- True Companions: With Chen, Yutaka, and Dawitsu.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Whatever she's into, it involves Cowboy suits and is enough to traumatize Dawitsu afterwards.
- Undying Loyalty: To Dawitsu, Yutaka, and Chen.
- Walking Spoiler: Most of her character development and traits come from the fact she moves from Yukari's possession to Dawitsu's.
- The Woobie
- Yandere: Has shades of it.
- You Need to Get Laid: She seriously does. She even snaps at Chen for being the Moment Killer when she thought she would be able to have sex with Dawitsu, saying that she hasn't for 'so long' and needs it.
The Adorably Precocious Cheerful Child and Shikigami of Ran. She is noticeably Lighter and Softer compared to Canon, but becomes more mature as the series goes on, and to some extent, becomes a Deadpan Snarker.
- Adorably Precocious Child: In the earlier books, to the point where it irritated Ran.
- Cat Girl
- Character Development: Even tells Dawitsu that she's stopped believing in Father Christmas to prove her growth in maturity.
- Cheerful Child: In the earlier books, she acts cheery and immature, and later on she subverts this by having a positive outlook but being more mature.
- Deadpan Snarker: In the later books as she becomes smarter.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: She manages to KO Yukari with a frying pan.
- Fractured Fairy Tale: Is a fan of them courtesy of Dawitsu, who is known to have told her the story of Sir Nobonk and the Terrible Dreadful Awful Naughty Nasty Dragon.
- Frying Pan of Doom: Uses one to KO Yukari.
- Gamer Chick: Less so than Ran, but once under Dawitsu's wing, she becomes fond of playing Worms and GoldenEye.
- Heroic BSoD: A brief one after having to hear Ran and Dawitsu having Head-Tiltingly Kinky sex.
- Little Bit Beastly
- Living Emotional Crutch: A downplayed version to Ran.
- Manchild: To some extent. She is far older than any human child, but may well be a child by Youkai standards.
- My Instincts Are Showing: Is fond of catching mice and playing with yarn.
- Not Now, Kiddo: A frequent victim of it.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Tells Dawitsu in Recompense that even though she liked that Dawitsu dressed up as Father Christmas for her in Holiday Edition, she figured out there was no way Santa Claus could exist and deliver all the presents to all humans of the world, even at Tengu speeds.
- Only Sane Man: Comes off as this at times.
- Only One Name
- The Quiet One: She's actually a fairly quiet character, but when she speaks, exhibits a large amount of positivity.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Ran's Blue.
- Team Chef: Is very fond of cooking, though it's implied Ran and Yutaka, who are less enthusiastic about the job, are the ones who actually cook the most.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Very rarely is Chen seen doing anything remotely to do with being Ran's Shikigami.
The Cloudcuckoolander ghost of the Netherworld, and almost unaltered from her canon personality. Her ability to feign ignorance is unparalleled.
- Always Someone Better: Is the 'better' to Yukari and Remilia in terms of gambitry, and all three form a hierarchy in how involved with the events of the first book.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Youmu may see her as a horrible slave driver, but in actuality, Yuyuko just wants Youmu to be as prepared as possible for life, and seems to want her to be successful in romance too.
- Batman Gambit: She decided to teach An Aesop to Yukari, and made sure she would mess up... by letting her do things the way she wanted to. Also, when Youmu comes back to help cut her lawn in the Epilogue, Yukari assumes Yuyuko did this. She actually was genuinely surprised.
- Big Eater: She is always thinking about her next meal, and even when delivering An Aesop to Yukari, it is through a story about a woman who was obsessed with cake.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Not necessarily morality, but her tastes are bizarre, to say the least. She likes her house to be damaged with the signs of battle, saying that the 'destroyed' look is very in.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: She even admits at one point that she could quite easily take over Gensokyo with her plotting ability and ghostly army alone, but she sees no reason to do so.
- The Chessmaster: Even more so that Yukari. She ultimately engineered the events of Dawitsu's Folly by manipulating (or rather, left her to do what she'd want to) Yukari via Batman Gambit to teach her a lesson about wanting more than what she already has.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Although a large amount of it is Obfuscating Stupidity, Yuyuko at times seems genuinely off her rocker.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Her power to instantaneously cause death in humans is used exceptionally sparingly according to Dawitsu, and she never uses it in-story.
- Driven to Suicide: In life, she was frightened by her ability to kill humans with a thought, and killed herself. Her resulting ghost was far more carefree.
- Genius Ditz: She behaves like a ditz, but it's all an act.
- Ghost Amnesia: According to Yukari, Yuyuko is a victim of this, and was nowhere near as carefree in life as she is as a ghost.
- Hidden Depths: Yuyuko really does love Youmu, despite her using her effectively as a butler service. Her slavedriving ways were her way of training up Youmu for the real world.
- Lazy Husband: Sort... of. She's more just a lazy mistress, but it kind of applies, given that her reasoning is that she's helping Youmu be a 'good wife'.
- My Beloved Smother: She is quite overbearing to Youmu, as her Day In The Limelight proved. It's very much well-meaning, but misguided.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Is the queen of it.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: She is very different from a phantom- in this series, Phantoms can only be heard by other phantoms and ghosts, and Yuyuko, a ghost, is able to understand both phantoms and ghosts, but is also able to pass through walls like a phantom, eat like a human, and seems to understand both human and phantom culture perfectly. Yuyuko is also subject to Ghost Amnesia.
- Parental Substitute: To Youmu.
- Summoning Ritual: Less a ritual, and more simply whistling for their presence, Yuyuko has almost unlimited command of her phantom netherworld subjects.
- Trickster Mentor: To Yukari, of all people. And, of course, Youmu.
- Values Dissonance: In-universe. This is the reason that she and Youmu get into a massive argument with each other- Youmu wants to be the lead singer of her rock band and help bring 'World Peace' with her music, but Yuyuko thinks the best use of her talents is being a Yamato Nadeshiko.
- Willfully Weak: See Brilliant, but Lazy.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Seems to be a lazy variant of this, and wants Youmu to be trained to become like one.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
The hard-working, honest and straight-forward half-ghost of Canon is further... enhanced by her being mentioned to have a rock band which she plays music with every now and then. Although it's simply an Interesting Background Feature in the first few books, it's actually made into a plot point in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
- A Day in the Limelight: Beyond her occasionally being mentioned, Youmu and her band, the half-ghosts, are rarely mentioned. Until Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, where her ambition causes her to be at odds with Yuyuko.
- Ambition Is Evil: Subverted. Youmu's ambition is an understandable goal, and simply one that differs from Yuyuko's ideals for her.
- Ascended Extra: In Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, compared to her in the other books.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: When she and Yuyuko go off their separate ways because of Values Dissonance, she becomes exceptionally bitter about Yuyuko, but when she finds out that she only ever overworked her because she cared for her, she becomes soft again, and forgives and hugs Yuyuko.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Usually follows Yuyuko's orders unquestioningly, then one day just snaps. And then she decides that she's leaving Yuyuko to focus on her music career, thinking Yuyuko will only hold her back.
- Butt-Monkey: Seems to be Yuyuko's personal Butt-Monkey, if only because of how overworked she is.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Has a moment like this whn she snaps at Yuyuko.
- Everything's Better with Samurai
- Face of the Band: In-universe- her band is called 'Youmu and the half-ghosts', after all.
- Genre Savvy: By the Epilogue, she knows how to manipulate the Paparazzi to help her gain more fame.
- Glory Seeker: She's really in it for the music, but she seems to like the fame that comes with it.
- Incompatible Orientation: To Merlin. She seems to be straight, although her romantic life's never really discussed beyond Yuyuko wanting her to be a 'good wife'.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Uses them to mow the lawn of the Netherworld Palace.
- Les Yay: A little with Merlin, though it seems to be one-way.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Gardens the Netherworld Palace grounds. By slashing her katana around.
- Odd Friendship: With all of the half-ghosts, really. They just don't fit her classy, samurai image.
- Odd Name Out: In her band, she's the only one who's name isn't an english pun on halves.
- The Power of Rock: Believes in this most full-heartedly, to the point that she claims her music could help attain world peace.
- Rebellious Spirit: To Yuyuko once she snaps.
- Shrinking Violet: To some degree, but fame seem to knock it out of her.
- Silent Snarker: Her ghostly half changes shapes to accommodate for its inability to be heard by mortals.
- Team Chef: For Yuyuko, the Prismrivers, and the half-ghosts.
- True Companions: With her band and he Prismrivers, especially Merlin.
- Values Dissonance: In-universe. Yuyuko wants Youmu to become a Yamato Nadeshiko, but Youmu wants to be a rocker, a memorable musician who will help bring 'Peace and Love' to the world. This difference in values fuels a massive conflict between the two.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Defied by Youmu. Yuyuko wants her to become one, but she out and out refuses.
The Prismriver Sisters
The Freudian Trio of Poltergeist Sisters living in the Netherworld. Like Youmu, they're mostly Satellite Characters until the penultimate book, where they get A Day in the Limelight, but even then, they aren't that well-developed, and Merlin receives the most development of the three.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Merlin is implied to have a crush on Youmu.
- Ambiguously Gay: See All Love Is Unrequited.
- The Chick: Merlin.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Merlin seems to behave in this manner to Youmu.
- Deadpan Snarker: Lyrica's defining character trait, and Lunasa has a snarky edge too.
- Dysfunctional Family: Occasionally act like one.
- Elegant Classical Musician: All three of them.
- Face of the Band: In-universe- Lyrica and Lunasa seem to think Merlin is this, and seem to be slightly jealous.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Missing an apathetic/conflicted until Youmu fills the gap. The Cynic is Lunasa, The Optimist is Merlin, and the Realist is Lyrica.
- Freudian Trio: Merlin is Id, Lyrica is Ego, Lunasa is superego.
- Genki Girl: Merlin is beyond happy and wishes to spread her happiness to others.
- Hidden Depths: Lyrica seems snarky and apathetic to most things, yet plays soothing keyboard melodies to calm herself after her shows, and fills the house with a calming aura. Merlin also reveals that she's fully aware that they aren't really related, but prefers the arrangement anyway, because they're practically sisters anyway.
- Les Yay: Merlin is... a little overprotective of Youmu.
- Middle Child Syndrome: Inverted- Lyrica and Lunasa seem to think Merlin is the one favored by fans. Then again, they're not actually related.
- Mind over Matter: Their signature ability- to play instruments without touching them. They aren't just limited to the roles they're famous for in Canon, either. Merlin reveals she can play a whole host of instruments, and sing.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: Merlin enters this to 'protect' Youmu from Dawitsu.
- Sacred Hospitality: Merlin believes in this more than anything, and dotes upon Youmu.
- Technician vs. Performer: Lyrica is certainly a technician, Merlin is a performer, and Lunasa... seems to be a little of both, as she acknowledges the value of an emotional violin line, yet is far more calm and collected than Merlin.
- The Smart Guy: Lunasa and Lyrica.
- True Companions: Merlin, at the very least, acknowledges that they aren't really related, but thinks of her 'sisters' as family regardless.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Merlin.
This Ax-Crazy doll has a complex cyclical character development and is generally a recurring threat to many characters in the later books. Her larger body is nothing more than a puppet, and her mind and personality (and thus the actual doll youkai) is kept inside the smaller doll that floats beside her. This means than her larger body becomes the equivalent of an Iron Butt Monkey, and gets destroyed several times throughout the series. Eventually, her smaller body loses its head in the Dawitsu Mansion, and the doll gets given to Alice to repair it. Alice's care and attention ends up killing her, as she was born of abandonment, and later brings her back to life, but as a disgustingly sweet, childish little thing. Slowly, however, she begins to regain her memories...
- Amnesiacs are Innocent: Becomes this way when she comes back from the dead.
- The Atoner: Once she comes Back from the Dead and regains her memories of her previous life, she becomes horrified with her former psychotic behaviour and decides to become this.
- Back from the Dead: Died due to Alice's love, and came back kinder than her original form.
- Came Back Wrong: Inverted. When she comes Back from the Dead, she is much kinder than before.
- Cheerful Child: When she comes back from the dead, she is beyond happy-go-lucky, optimistic, and innocent.
- Creepy Doll
- Dating Service Disaster: Is one of the many people who responds to Alice's overly successful bid for a girlfriend.
- Death Amnesia: Sort of. She dies due to Alice showing her care and attention, reversing the abandonment that made her a youkai to begin with, and then comes back due to love imbuing life. She remembers nothing of her former life, and is irritatingly kind and friendly, but eventually does regain her memories.
- Expecting Someone Taller: See the larger girl? Yeah, she can get blown to smithereens by near enough anything. The one you gotta watch out for is the tiny doll with the high-pitched voice.
- Freudian Excuse: She was abandoned as a doll by her former owner and dumped in a poison Suzuran field, causing her sadness at her abandonment mixed with the bitterness of the poison to give her life and make her opposed to all humans in general.
- Hates Everyone Equally
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Subverted- she may be ineffectual, but you don't feel sorry for her.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Her larger body gets destroyed several times.
- The Ingenue: When she comes Back from the Dead, she is innocent, happy-go-lucky, kind, and childish.
- Love Imbues Life: Both Inverted and played straight. When her smaller self is apart, Alice fixes her, and shows her care and attention that she hadn't received for a while, and was treated like what she was meant to treated as- a doll. This causes her current self to die, and stay dead for a while, until finally she comes back from the dead as a Cheerful Child because of Alice's love, a la Pinnochio.
- MayflyDecember Romance: Exaggerated- her amnesiac personality ends up falling in love with a Dawitsu Chibi Clone with one day to live.
- Morality Pet: Even though she intended to, she never killed her former owner, he one who abandoned her in the first place, because she still cared for her.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: She quite easily forces Aya and Hatate out of their houses by filling them with Hydrogen Cyanide. She is also implied to have killed many, many humans in her lifetime.
- Poisonous Person
- Remote Body: Medicine's larger bodies act like this.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: When she's trapped in Hatate's vacuum cleaner, which gets sold to Eirin. Also, Medicine 'Merriment', the cheerful, happy Amnesiac reincarnation of Medicine... won't stay that way once she regains her memories. Subverted in that in the end, when she regains her memories, she cannot bring herself to become Ax-Crazy again, and instead decides to atone for her actions.
- Split Personality: Averted. When Medicine 'Merriment' begins to regain her memories, rather than snap cleanly from 'Melancholy' to 'Merriment', she becomes highly confused, becomes a fusion of the two personalities, and finally decides to become mature and atone for her sins.
- Tastes Like Diabetes: Her Medicine 'Merriment' personality.
- The Resenter: She resents the entirety of humanity.
- Toy Ship: Her innocent amnesiac persona and a chibi clone of Dawitsu. It ends in tragedy, though, because Chibi clones an only live for a day before degenerating.
- Unknown Rival: To Jean. She makes several attempts on his life, but he always avoids them by chance, and doesn't know of her existence until later on.
- Vocal Dissonance: The 'real' Medicine is a tiny doll with a shrill voice. Doesn't stop her being Ax-Crazy and dangerous.
Head monk of the Myouren Temple and savior to Buddhist Youkai everywhere. Her followers include Nazrin, Ichirin Kumoi, Unzan, Minamitsu Murasa, Shou Toramaru, Alice Margatroid, Dawitsu, Yutaka, and Jean-Franc Levoisier.
- Actual Pacifist: She regrets killing a chicken to eat, and thanks it for giving its life for her and her followers' meal.
- Adaptational Sexuality: She's gay in the fic.
- Broken Ace: She laments the fact that everyone sees her as a savior, and no-one seems to want to get with her romantically.
- Dating Service Disaster: Is the only client of Alice and Hatate's who averts this, and ends up getting with Alice.
- Fantastic Racism: Is strongly opposed to it.
- Genre Savvy: She knows Girl-on-Girl Is Hot and even berates the idea that some readers could be getting off on her and Alice's relationship.
- Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: See Genre Savvy- she lampshades it.
- Hollywood Dateless: Alice wonders how she considers herself not good in terms of romance.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: Believes that enlightenment may well be attained while still alive on earth, and hence accepts immortals like saved Youkai in her temple.
- Mentor Archetype: To her followers.
- Messianic Archetype: Treated as such by many of her followers. She's actually rather humble and modest herself, however.
- Meta Guy: See Genre Savvy.
- The Mole: Along with Alice, she works for Aya and Hatate in secret.
- Odd Couple: With Alice. However, they're Not So Different- both are Magician Youkai that attained their youkaihood through training and extending their own life.
- Odd Friendship: With Jean, Aya and Hatate.
- Official Couple: With Alice. It's pretty odd, but they manage to stay together for at least twenty years.
- The Philosopher: Even starts a philosophy column in the Bunbunmaru Spirit News.
- Reincarnation: Believes heavily in it, and discusses it regularly, saying that there are two main types- cyclical and cylindrical.
- Take a Third Option: In the deleted fic 'Question Time', a reviewer asked if she knew that her using the black arts to extend her own life would deny her of ever reaching Nirvana. She responded by saying that she defies the reviewer's implication that All Religion Is Christianity, and says that Nirvana is simply the state of a consciousness who has died enlightened as opposed to a Fluffy Cloud Heaven, and that one can attain enlightenment without dying, and simply remains on the earth in enlightenment, instead of ascending to a higher plane of existence.
- Team Mom: To the Myouren Temple youkai.
- Witch Species
- You Gotta Have Gradient Hair
A follower of Byakuren. Not that fleshed out, but has some defining traits.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Seems to undergo them with Unzan as the Tsukkomi, but it's unknown due to him being a Silent Snarker.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes.
- Odd Friendship: With Unzan.
- Talking to Themself: Ichirin is sometimes perceived to be despite Unzan being a Not-So-Imaginary Friend.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Unzan.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
The Nyuudou under Ichirin's control. Never out and out speaks in the books, although in this video he quite understandably has something to say about his situation.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Ichirin, or so it seems, him being the Boke.
- Cool Old Guy
- He Who Must Not Be Heard
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Everyone seems to treat Unzan as Ichirin's imaginary friend, but, as anyone who's played Touhou 12 will tell you (as well as Dawitsu in Grimoire of Dawitsu), he's certainly real.
- Odd Friendship: With Ichirin.
- Silent Snarker: Constantly seems to be this, if Ichirin's responses are anything to go by.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ichirin.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair And Be Pink In General
A redeemed ghost that once capsized ships for a living but has since been saved by Byakuren. She is more or less her Canon self, but mostly a background character.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Out of all the Myouren Temple crew, she has this, and has murdered potentially thousands of humans in her past.
- HeelFace Turn: Pulled one in the past.
- Love Redeems: Byakuren was the first person to stop and see what caused Minamitsu to attack boats, and gave her a boat of her own in exchange for her stopping her attacks. Ever since that day, she hasn't wanted to attack humans- she has everything she could ever want.
- True Companions: Considers all of the Myouren Temple crew to be this.
- Undying Loyalty: To Byakuren.
The Nue of the Myouren Temple. A little bit of a trickster, but nonetheless one with a good heart. Acts as the antagonistic one in the Myouren Temple crew.
- Dirty Coward: Takes Jean into the graveyard of the Myouren Temple to meet Mamizou, but runs after they're attacked by Yoshika.
- FaceHeel Revolving Door: According to Dawitsu in Grimoire of Dawitsu.
- Jerkass: See Dirty Coward- one interpretation of her actions was that she intended this to happen.
- The Prankster: Successfully pranks Jean (perhaps), and earlier on, pranked Dawitsu and Yutaka in Grimoire of Dawitsu, and has a reputation around the Myouren temple for being one.
- Token Antagonistic Teammate: Though it's all in good fun.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
Byakuren's dead brother. Jean is on the same line of Reincarnation as him.
Rinnosuke is, in this, the stereotypical That One Guy. Why? Well, he is pretty much the sexiest thing alive to the straight girls of Gensokyo, with Dawitsu and Jean only being preferred by certain types of girl while he entrances just about everyone. Even the ones who claim they're above such things. Not that he notices.
- Actual Pacifist: Doesn't shoot a single bullet, even when his life is threatened.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Perhaps. He certainly doesn't comment much on it.
- Flat Character: Unfortunately, despite Sakuya leaves Dawitsu for him, we don't know much about Rinnosuke in this continuity, beyond he's an exceptionally good person.
- Forgiveness: Manages to bring himself to forgive Alice, who tried to kill him.
- Leatherman: For Yutaka's Hen Party.
- Nice Guy: He is a stable boyfriend to Sakuya, is non-combatant, and seems genuinely caring. See Forgiveness as well.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: See That One Guy.
- Official Couple: With Sakuya.
- Only Sane Man: When forced to do the YMCA with Dawitsu, Jean, and three vertically-challenged Dawitsu clones.
- That One Guy: He even jokes about his former status as this to Dawitsu, claiming Dawitsu presents him with 'competition', suggesting he's not as oblivious to his attractiveness as one would think.
- Reluctant Fanservice Guy: He gets forced into a Leatherman outfit for the YMCA in Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, pleasing the girls very much. Him, not so much.
Sanae is not featured much in the books, and is only mentioned once as an Informed Friend of Dawitsu due to their fellow Otaku-hood, until Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, where she acts as Yutaka and Patchouli's wedding 'priest'. She does, however, appear in this video engaging in Ship-to-Ship Combat with Dawitsu, out and out stated by the author as an attempt to make their friendship less informed.
- A Day in the Limelight: Downplayed. It's more like 'Day in the freakin' story altogether'.
- Die for Our Ship: In-universe. She goes to such lengths as to kidnap Youkai and force them to watch Haruhi Suzumiya just to get more Mikuru x Kyon shippers than Dawitsu gets Kyon x Yuki shippers in this.
- Geeky Turn-On: Makes Dawitsu have one due to her geekiness.
- Informed Attribute: Her friendship with Dawitsu.
- Sexy Priest
- Ship-to-Ship Combat: In-universe. Engages in it with Dawitsu for the Haruhi Suzumiya series.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Averted as of her Shipping war with Dawitsu. She supports Kyon x Mikuru, so clearly isn't squicked out by straight pairings.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
The ever-drunk, crazed oni that mooches off of Reimu at the Hakurei Shrine. Is rowdy, loud, annoying, and mostly used for occasional comic relief.
- The Alcoholic: Up to Eleven- she never eats. She only drinks alcohol, preferably sake, though she enjoys wine.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: The natural side-effect of being The Alcoholic.
- Cloudcuckoolander: On top of slurring, sometimes Suika acts as if she's more than drunk, rather is out-and-out hallucinating.
- Drunken Master: She may be perpetually drunk and never eat food (she only drinks alcohol), but she can also kick ass effortlessly.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Gotta give it to her- you can't not have fun when she's around.
- Never Gets Drunk: Zig-zagged. She is always drunk, because she's always drinking, but she never gets truly incapacitated, though she has thrown up a few times in story, not that she'd ever let that keep her down.
- Obliviously Evil: Doesn't seem to understand that when she blows up a restaurant, humans will break like toothpicks in its wake.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Destroys a restaurant in the outside world because someone implied that she couldn't handle her drink.
- Plucky Comic Relief: The only one who, thus far, has not shown a hidden sensitive side or gone serious at all.
- Reality Ensues: Remember the restaurant she destroyed in Holiday Edition? Well, that was on the news, and the waiter Dawitsu and co managed to save wound up in a mental institute because he claimed a girl with horns destroyed the place. And Jean read the news, and is less than happy about this.
- Token Irresponsible Teammate: In Holiday Edition.
- Wine Is Classy: Averted. She is fond of wine when she's bored of sake, but is in no way classy.
The teacher and defender of the Human Village, Keine is more or less absent until Dawitsu's Recompense, where she ends up hiring Dawitsu and Yutaka to be teachers.
- Apathetic Teacher: Out of the three in the village, she is most apathetic, despite being the boss.
- Bad Boss: Apparently she headbutts Dawitsu if he is incompetant.
- Despair Event Horizon: Full-on breaks down when Dawitsu and Yutaka begin to truant from their job due to the kids' hatred of her. She gets better.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: The poor woman doesn't get any respect from either the villagers or her students, despite working as the only (at first) teacher at the village's school and defending the village from aggressive youkai.
- Fantastic Racism: Although she's toned down compared to her Canon personality, as she even hires two youkai as fellow teachers, she is adamant that youkai as a whole are dangerous to humans.
- Guardian Entity: To the whole of the human village.
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Hot Teacher
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Apparently, she's not well-liked for being half-human in her village, despite the fact she regularly fights to keep other youkai from attacking the village.
- Lunacy: The Moon transforms her into a Hakutaku, and makes her considerably more powerful. Helps her when she's helping Mokou defend the village from other Youkai affected by Lunacy.
- Odd Friendship: With Fujiwara no Mokou.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Mokou's Red.
Fujiwara no Mokou
The extremely cynical, unwillingly immortal, super-powerful human that controls fire and lives in the Bamboo Forest of the Lost. Helps Keine fight off youkai to help the human village.
- Bored with Insanity: Apparently has gone insane twice over her lifetime, and is now sick to death of it.
- Death Is Cheap: To her, repeatedly killing herself is the closest thing to entertainment for her.
- Death Seeker: Intersperses 'Kill me' into several of her dialogues, that's how bad it is.
- Fate Worse than Death: How she sees her life. Creative ways of dying is her only method of attaining fun.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: But she wishes she could.
- Immortality Hurts
- Madden Into Misanthropy: Has become this.
- Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Sets the whole forest of magic on fire by starting a fight with Kaguya.
- Misanthrope Supreme: She is well and truly sick of humanity and life in general.
- Odd Friendship: With Keine, and Jean to some extent.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Keine's blue.
- The Resenter: Resents Kaguya for 'forcing' her to become immortal to exact revenge on her.
- Resurrective Immortality
- The Rival: To Kaguya.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Despises her immortal life.
The immortal lunarian of Eientei. Is somewhat a Hikkikomori in this, but isn't a NEET. Her inactivity becomes of concern to Eirin and Reisen in Jean's Magical Education.
- Absolute Cleavage: When she finally decides to go out running, she ends up wearing a rabbit youkai's dress, which is far too small for her, and Mokou even comments upon it, calling her a slut.
- Hikkikomori: Not particularly because he's afraid of the outside, but more because... her kotatsu's comfortable.
- I Was Quite a Looker: Kaguya, once World's Most Beautiful Woman, now a Hollywood Pudgy Hikkikomori.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: Is on the total opposite end of the spectrum to Mokou.
- Resurrective Immortality
- The Rival: To Mokou.
- Sleepy Head: Her only (brief) story arc mostly involves Reisen trying to get her out of bed.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The one time she goes out for some exercise she just happens to run into Mokou, and all hell breaks loose, setting the Forest of Magic on fire.
- Why Did It Have To Be Astronauts?
An extra at best, but a little involved in Alice's Dating Service Disaster and also the one behind Alice's mind-altering pills, which she gives to Dawitsu to help him sort things out in Recompense.
- Covert Pervert: See CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable, and she also examines Kaguya's mouth for no reason when determining if she's overweight.
- CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable: Seems to believe this despite being a doctor, even though Alice lampshades that CPR is anything but romantic. Which suggests it may be her fetish.
- Dating Service Disaster: Is one of Alice's many clients.
- Despair Event Horizon: See Life's Work Ruined.
- Hospital Hottie
- Life's Work Ruined: Marisa and Jean's antics destroy her precious medicine collection. Righteous fury does not ensue. Instead, a Despair Event Horizon does.
- The Man Behind the Man: Is the one who prescribes Alice's dream medication.
- Too Kinky to Torture
- Trust Me, I'm an X: How she convinces Kaguya that she's fat and needs some exercise.
Reisen Udongein Inaba
The Moon Rabbit Youkai of Eientei. Is mostly an extra, but has a few comments on Tokage's horrible fanfiction, given she was horribly misrepresented, and is quite the Deadpan Snarker.
- Batman Gambit: Manages to get Kaguya out of bed by telling her that an Astronaut has come to attack the house.
- Beleaguered Assistant: To Kaguya.
- Deadpan Snarker: The amount of lines she has that aren't snarks towards authority figures or Tokage can be counted on a single hand.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Yukari states that she wouldn't mind sharing a bed with her. Coupled with Dawitsu's comments about her, she invokes a Hollywood Restraining Order.
- Hollywood Restraining Order: In response to Dawitsu saying he wouldn't say no to sex with her, and Yukari saying she wouldn't mind sharing a bed with her.
- Little Bit Beastly
- Only Sane Man
- Unusual Ears
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
A Karakasa that shows up for all of three chapters in Jean's Magical Education. Funnily enough, manages to get more characterization than Meiling during this time.
- Butt-Monkey: She decides to make a 'Parakasa' by throwing a Parasol into a river (and thus is abandoned). Two seconds later, a Kappa finds it and decides to use its parts for something.
- Cheerful Child: Seems to come off this way, and so Alice decides to simply be Kogasa's friend.
- Dating Service Disaster: One of Alice's many clients, but doesn't seem to get romance at all.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: She fails so much at surprising people. It's a surprise she hasn't given up.
- Jump Scare: Relies too much on them, according to Dawitsu. He thinks that she's learning how to scare from outdated sources, and needs to become more sophisticated.
- Oblivious to Love: She wants to try Alice's dating service, but isn't too sure what a relationship entails. She thinks it entails hanging out with each other and sex, but doesn't seem to understand intimacy.
- Odd Friendship: With Alice.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
The Flower Youkai of Gensokyo who lives in the dream world. Only ever present in the books via mention, whether by the Grimoire of Dawitsu or by the reviews of the Forbidden Love/Misadventures of Yukari Yakumo.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: To her, flowers are the only good thing in the world. At all. Everything else is worth attacking or is even fun to attack. She says (referring to Tokage's book) that she would have had fun torturing people with it, but hates the book with a passion (and thus Tokage) because it abuses flower metaphors horribly. This doesn't actually seem to be a variant on evil- it doesn't even occur to her that what she's doing to Tokage is wrong.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Does this to Tokage.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Relatively speaking, and in-universe, by Dawitsu. Possibly due to him being a Youkai himself, it seems he hasn't noticed any particularly sadistic streaks in Yuuka, even though she clearly does if her behavior is any indication.
- Unsexy Sadist: She actually makes you feel sorry for Tokage with her sadism, and that's entirely off-screen, the only indicator being how 'off' and traumatized Tokage is.
A pathetically weak Goddess of the Harvest who isn't even remembered by Dawitsu in the Grimoire of Dawitsu, and is later eaten by him. Being a God, she comes right back, but only comes back many books later to kick Dawitsu's ass. She fails, but does steal a Chaos Emerald he wields, eating it and gaining time-related abilities. Dawitsu later gets her to cough up the emerald, but out of sympathy, he gives her one for free. By the Epilogue, Aki is not just in control of the Harvest, but of time and seasons.
- Anti-Villain: She really is the Butt-Monkey of the mountain, as well as, you know, getting freakin' eaten by Dawitsu. It's understandable why when she does have power, she rampages.
- Extreme Omnivore: She eats a Chaos Emerald.
- From Nobody to Nightmare
- Hero of Another Story: Inverted. She's the villain of an incident which presumably takes place between Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding and the Epilogue.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
- Not-So-Harmless Villain
- Teleport Spam
- Time Master
The local kappa, only has a small, occasional roles in the series.
- Covert Pervert: Perhaps. She creates robotic arms which have the purpose of knocking out intruders and massaging them, as well as taking off their cloths for said massage.
- Deadpan Snarker: Pretty much all of her dialogue, little that she has, is snarky.
- Gadgeteer Genius
- Humongous Mecha: Nitori has one in her Big-Lipped Alligator Moment, where she out and out tries to kill Aya and Hatate because of their slander about her.
- Mad Scientist: She's... a little eccentric.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
The Underground's best answer to a Person of Mass Destruction, Utsuho Reiuji is depicted as The Ditz a la Fanon, but with an ambitious edge that leaves her somewhat dangerous, especially after she gets her hands on 'the creature' and becomes its ally.
- Almighty Idiot: Blessed with the powers of the sun. Acts like The Ditz.
- Ambition Is Evil: She still wants to take over the above-ground, just not... directly.
- Cain and Abel: Cain to Orin's Abel.
- The Ditz
- Easily Forgiven: Implied to be averted with regards to her second attempt to take over the above-ground.
- Fluffy Tamer: She ends up gaining the allegiance of 'the creature', naming it 'Okuu Junior'.
- Lonely at the Top: Fears this trope, as she slowly begins to alienate her friends in her plans to take over the above-ground.
- Odd Friendship: With 'the creature'/Gizoid.
- The Unfought: To Patricia.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Seems to view herself this way, as a liberator of the Underground.
Owner of the Palace of the Earth Spirits and mind-reader. Her inclusion in the series is mostly minor, however, she's used in a slightly more influential role in Reimu's Successor, mostly adhering to Canon.
- Blackmail: Does this to Mima in order to make her her doorwoman.
- Dirty Mind-Reading: She discusses this, and is apparently not too fond of it, while her sister likes it, according to her.
- Friend to All Living Things: She adores her pets, and her pets adore her.
- Mind Reading
- The Stoic: Remains calm as her palace is attacked, and thus successfully bands together an impressive defence for her Palace.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Is fond of her pets in an extremely kind manner that her stoic demeanor wouldn't suggest.
- The Unfought: To Patricia.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
A Kasha of the underground who is mostly uncharacterised due to only having a small, yet pivotal role- she is the Morality Chain of Utsuho.
An extremely powerful Oni of the underground. Acts as a third boss to Patricia, and offers some bizarre, yet sound advice to her while battling her at the same time.
- Absolute Cleavage: Is in her Canon 'alternate outfit', a cleavage-enhancing blue kimono.
- The Alcoholic: As expected of an Oni.
- Blue And Orange Philosophy: She believes that fighting and philosophy are effectively the same thing, and thus teaches Patricia a few things this way.
- Boss Banter: Is very fond of it.
- Erudite Drunkard
- Excuse Me While I Multitask: Not taken quite to the levels of HER SAKE NOT EVEN DROP, she is quite obviously putting no thought into her battle with Patricia, giving more thought to philosophical discussion instead.
- Genre Savvy: Knows she's not an incident solver, and is fine being a side character.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: A subversion- she just never tries in battle, and never feels it necessary to reveal she's not left-handed, as it's blatantly obvious anyway.
- Trickster Mentor: For the brief time she spends with Patricia, she acts in this manner.
The Brother Chuck of the series, brought to this series potentially as some kind of Fan Wank. She is currently living in the Underground with a few fellow Evil Spirits, and spends most of her time playing poker instead of terrorizing humans. She gladly decides to fight Patricia as Satori's doorwoman.
- Aloof Ally: As Satori's doorwoman.
- Berserk Button: Being forgotten by her rivals of old.
- Brother Chuck: Lampshaded and mocked relentlessly.
- Deadpan Snarker: When not being a Large Ham.
- Future Loser: By the time of Reimu's Successor, she's a gambler, not a villain, who merely plays poker all day.
- Graceful Loser: As hammy as she was, she accepts her loss to Patricia with grace, knowing it was at least nice to fight a Hakurei Shrine Maiden again.
- Large Ham
- Unknown Rival: To Patricia, as Reimu didn't even bother telling her who she was.
- Villainous Breakdown: Upon seeing Patricia, she mistakes her for Reimu, and stammers about how it's not possible for her to still be that young. She swiftly gets over it, before breaking down again when Patricia doesn't know who she is.
- Worthy Opponent: Viewed Reimu as one, and seemingly accepts Patricia as one at the last minute before her tremendous loss.
- Would Hurt a Child: Is perfectly comfortable with killing Patricia, if only to get back at Reimu.