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    Reimu Hakurei 
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.

    Marisa Kirisame 
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.

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    Aya Shameimaru 
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.
  • Paparazzi
  • 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.

    Hatate Himekaidou 
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.
  • Paparazzi
  • 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.

    Alice Margatroid 
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.

    Patchouli Knowledge 
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.

    Sakuya Izayoi 
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.
  • Mayfly–December 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.
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    Remilia Scarlet 
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.
  • Aww, 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.
  • Jerkass
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She noticeably becomes more softly-spoken around Flandre, and expresses genuine care for her, and is the first to stick up for Yutaka when Yukari starts to ruin her wedding party.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: Several times, especially regarding Dawitsu.
  • 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

    Flandre Scarlet 
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.

    Hong Meiling 
More or less a Satellite Character. This was lampshaded in 'Question Time' before it was deleted.

    Koakuma 
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.

    Yukari Yakumo 
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.

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     Ran Yakumo/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.

    Chen 
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.

    Yuyuko Saigyouji 
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.
  • Aww, 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

    Youmu Konpaku 
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.
  • Aww, 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.

    Medicine Melancholy/'Merriment' 
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.
  • Ax-Crazy
  • 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.
  • Mayfly–December 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.

    Byakuren Hijiri 
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. She has a few... interesting changes made to her from Canon in the course of the fanfics.

    Ichirin Kumoi 
A follower of Byakuren. Not that fleshed out, but has some defining traits.

    Unzan 
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.

    Minamitsu Murasa 
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.
  • Heel–Face 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.

     Nue Houjuu 
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.

    Myouren Hijiri 
Byakuren's dead brother. Jean is on the same line of Reincarnation as him.

    Rinnosuke Morichika 
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.

    Sanae Kochiya 
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.

    Suika Ibuki 
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.

    Keine Kamishirasawa 
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.

    Kaguya Houraisan 
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.

    Eirin Yagokoro 
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.

    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.

    Kogasa Tatara 
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

    Yuuka Kazami 
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.

    Minoriko Aki 
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.

    Nitori Kawashiro 
The local kappa, only has a small, occasional roles in the series.

    Utsuho Reiuji 
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.

    Satori Komeiji 
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.

    Rin Kaenbyou 
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.

    Yuugi Hoshiguma 
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.

    Mima 
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.

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