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    Eika Ebisu

The Miscarried Riverbed Idol
Eika Ebisu

"Y-You… How dare you mock the art of stone-stacking! Unforgivable! Dieee!"

A spirit of a miscarried child who became a god, and leads her fellow mizuko, the miscarried, stillborn, and aborted spirits of Children's Limbo. She's a master of stacking stones.

  • Alternate Character Reading: In the demo, her name is given as Eika in her intro card, but Youka in the boss bar; the full game corrects it to Eika in the boss bar.
  • Animal Motifs: Her design is meant to evoke a jellyfish, and her leitmotif is even called "Jelly Stone".
  • Cheerful Child: Despite her origins she's described as always cheerful.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She gives the following line after she's told the protagonists are going to hell.
    Eika: Oh, you're going to hell? Sounds about right for someone like you.
  • Death of a Child: Her core concept, being the spirit of a miscarried infant in Children's Limbo together with the spirits of the other infants who never made it to full term. Junko may well be the only other Touhou character who goes anywhere near this, with the loss of her son.
  • The Leader: Something of a leader for her fellow mizuko, as she turned their pointless busywork of constantly stacking stones into something fun and meaningful thanks to her skill at it.
  • Leitmotif: "Jelly Stone".
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: The spirit of a miscarried child.
  • Our Gods Are Different: She happens to be a god of fortune, and her surname is likely a reference to Ebisu of the Seven Lucky Gods.
  • Serious Business: Her stacked stones. She threatens to kill the protagonists for barging in and toppling the piles with genuine fury. Justified in a sense as those stone piles mean a lot to the mizuko she's looking after.
  • Stealth Pun: She's really good at stacking stones and is associated with stones more generally. Her Leitmotif uses electric guitar and intense drumming. It's rock music.
  • Undead Barefooter: She's an Undead Child and goes around barefoot.
  • Undead Child: Since she's a ghost, although she lacks the creepiness usually associated with the trope.
  • Unusual Ears: Outsized ear lobes, referencing visual depictions of both Ebisu of the Seven Lucky Gods and Jizō, the guardian of mizuko.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Subverted. As per tradition of any Warmup Boss's abilities, being good at stacking stones isn't much of an ability... except in a situation like Eika's, where she's using it to keep her fellow mizuko entertained.
  • Younger than She Looks: Looks older than she would've been at her time of death.

    Urumi Ushizaki

The Guard Parenting Living Fossils
Urumi Ushizaki

"Feeding time for my ancient fish just rolled around. Heh heh heh... Excuse me, but could you watch my baby for a moment?"

An ushi-oni who used to have people sink into the Sanzu River by having them hold a stone baby statue for her, before Gensokyo's rules against attacking native humans made her run a fishing business on the Sanzu River. Her ability is increasing the weight of nearby objects.

  • Animal Motifs: Has a coat based on the pattern of a Holstein cow hide.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Is only the second character in the series to officially bare her midriff.
  • The Beastmaster: Has tamed numerous giant extinct fish and other extinct denizens of the Sanzu River.
  • Chained by Fashion: Like all the other oni we've seen thus far she has chains on her body, in this case on her left sandal.
  • Horned Humanoid: Comes with being an oni; in her case, she has two cow horns.
  • Gag Boobs: In Who's Who of Humans & Youkai, ZUN makes multiple jokes in his character notes about her apparently very large breasts.
  • Leitmotif: "The Stone Baby and the Submerged Bovine".
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has a cow's ears, horns and tail.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Her surname, Ushizaki, refers to a Sengoku Period death penalty where the offender's limbs would be tied to two or more bulls, who would then run in opposite directions until they were completely dismembered, a punishment better known in the West as being drawn and quartered.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She has noticeably more defined breasts than any other character in ZUN's art-style.
  • Oni: To be more exact she's an ushi-oni (or gyuki in on'yomi reading), a seaborne youkai with the head of an ox and oni-like features, though in Touhou ushi-oni are considered a type of oni in their own right.
  • Pet the Dog: Sometimes she leads people who manage to cross the river by mistake back to the living world.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Zigzagged; it did apply back when she was killing people, but not so much now.
  • Retired Monster: Stopped killing people because it'd been forbidden, and now runs a fishing business.

    Kutaka Niwatari

The Clerk God of Hell's Checkpoint
Kutaka Niwatari

"If your sights are set on Hell, then give me everything you've got!"

A watchman for Higan whose job it is to sort humans and oni into their appropriate living places, who decides to test the humans trying to make their way to Hell upon learning from the Yama about their quest. Her ability is curing throat diseases.

  • Animal Motifs: The red hair on top of her head and her red necktie represent a chicken's comb and wattle respectively.
  • Art Imitates Art: Her pose is taken from the statue of Mekhila (Meikira in Japanese), one of the Twelve Heavenly Generals represented by the Rooster in the Chinese zodiac, in Shin Yakushi-ji Temple in Nara.
  • Celestial Bureaucracy: A low-level clerk who works under the Yama overseeing passage to and from Otherworlds.
  • The Ditz: Is literally a birdbrain. In one scenario, she passes on Eiki's warning not to trust the animal spirits too much, but when asked for details, she says she's forgotten them.
  • Head Pet: Has a small chick riding around in her hair.
  • Hero Antagonist: She ends up getting involved in Sunken Fossil World's plot due to Murasa opening a hole in the Sanzu River's riverbed on Byakuren's orders in order to cool down Kanako's fusion reactor, allowing her to travel down the the Hell of Blazing Fires in her effort to prevent more oil from leaking to the surface. This leads to Kutaka's conflict with Kanako because she thinks Kanako's trying to break deeper into hell, though she ends up granting Kanako permission to further investigate the incident after being defeated.
  • Leitmotif: "Seraphic Chicken".
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has chicken wings and a long Onagadori rooster feather train.
  • Musical Assassin: In Sunken Fossil World, many of her spell cards involve singing and using her whistle to create music note danmaku.
  • Nice Girl: Noted to be "a polite and just god who values equality and altruism above all." Notably, all of her fights are done with noble intentions in mind.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Apart from her leitmotif being called "Seraphic Chicken", her wing configuration is basically that of an angel's.
  • Our Gods Are Different: Her true identity is that of Niwatari-jin, a god of wild chickens, making her technically more of a jungle fowl.
  • Pre-Final Boss:
    • She's the Extra stage miniboss of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature.
    • In Sunken Fossil World she serves as the penultimate boss before Yuuma in Marisa and Kanako's scenarios.
  • Recurring Boss: Appears again as the Extra stage miniboss.
  • She Knows Too Much: The Yorigami sisters pick a fight with her in their scenario of Sunken Fossil World because she's aware that the oil's stopped flowing, and afterwards Kutaka agrees not to tell anyone, if only because she considers it a trivial thing she wouldn't bother telling anyone anyway.
  • Soul Power: Her "Whistle Sign 'O Phantoms, Return to Thy Proper Place'" and "Niwatari 'Algorithmic Phantom'" spell cards in Sunken Fossil World has her summoning what appear to be spirits to attack.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Has red eyes, but isn't dangerous.
  • Weapons-Grade Vocabulary: Her "Long Cry 'Awaken, O Buried Phantoms'" spell card in Sunken Fossil World uses katakana as danmaku.

    Yachie Kicchou

Matriarch of the Kiketsu Family
Yachie Kicchou

"Now, go! Destroy that demon-shaped enemy, cursed in extremity!"

A jidiao, or tortoise dragon, and leader of the Kiketsu Family of the Animal Realm, who tests the heroines in hell. She has the ability to make people lose the will to fight back.

  • Affably Evil: She's not a very pleasant person, but she acts very polite. With her ability, she doesn't need to act aggressively, anyway. It dips into Faux Affably Evil in the bad endings where she prepares to kill the protagonists for failing to stop Keiki before they convince her not to.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: By the end of the game, she's successfully manipulated the heroines into taking out Keiki, allowing her to get the Animal Realm back with zero repercussions.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Teams up with the other two animal spirit groups to defeat Keiki.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: One of the main antagonists of the game along with Keiki and Saki. She's the leader of the Kiketsugami or the Supreme Oni group which represents the Otter ghost.
  • The Charmer: She's described as having a level of charisma that's impossible to resist.
  • Compelling Voice: Her power grants her the ability to command others.
  • Draconic Humanoid: She has a dragon's horns and tail, but looks human otherwise.
  • Leitmotif: "Tortoise Dragon ~ Fortune and Misfortune"
  • Manipulative Bitch: She manipulates the Player Characters into defeating Keiki during her Evil Plan.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Yachie, along with the other beast spirits, represent the Chaos side due to their adherence to the Animal Realm's dog-eat-dog society, where the powerful subjugate the weak mercilessly.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: She's a jidiao, a legendary half-tortoise, half-dragon creature from Chinese mythology.
  • The Queenpin: The leader of the Kiketsu Family, she's notably more mafia-like than Saki. She's a mysterious, charismatic schemer, and as seen in the bad endings, won't even hesitate to dispose of you if she sees no value in you.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She's a manipulative, scheming crime boss who happens to have red eyes.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: She's a jidiao, or tortoise dragon, and she's a mysterious, scheming crime boss who won't hesitate to dispose of those who have failed her.
  • Species Surname: "Kicchou" is both her surname and the name of her species.
  • Spell My Name with an S:
    • Her surname, Kicchou, is a Japanese reading of the characters for "jidiao", doubling as a Species Surname.
    • K-S Romanization - Yachie Kitcho
  • You Have Failed Me: In the bad endings she prepares to kill the protagonists for failing to stop Keiki until they convince her to give them a second chance.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Sends animal spirits to the Human World in order to get someone to take on Keiki and her army of idols for them by pretending to invade, but if they end up actually taking over that's perfectly fine with her.

    Mayumi Joutouguu

Haniwa Lance Corporal
Mayumi Joutouguu

"You'd better get back to the Primate Spirit Garden post-haste, or else you'll be captured by starving beasts."

A haniwa that serves as the leader of the Clay Army of the Primate Garden. Her ability is turning loyalty into strength.

  • Ability Mixing: In her first spellcard, she summons haniwa archers. In the second, she summons swordsmen, and in the third, horsemen. For the fourth, she summons all of them at once.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Being a haniwa youkai with said clay figure being a part of her spell cards, she is the Touhou equivalent of Sukune Katano.
  • Animal Motifs: Her hair ribbons resemble rabbit ears.
  • Art Imitates Art: Her artwork is directly lifted from the Haniwa Warrior figure, right down to the pose.
  • Bishōnen Line: Unlike the other haniwa she's fully humanoid.
  • The Dragon: To Keiki. She commands the Clay Soldiers Keiki creates to protect the human spirits from the animal spirits.
  • Flunky Boss: She fights alongside her hordes of haniwa soldiers and uses them in her spell cards.
  • Hero Antagonist: She and Keiki just want to protect the human spirits from the Animal Spirits.
  • Leitmotif: "Joutounin of Ceramics"
  • Living Statue: She is a living haniwa, a clay figure from Japan's Kofun period used in rituals and funerary rites.
  • Meaningful Name: Mayumi is a given name that means "polished bow", suitable for an archer, while "Joutou" refers to a type of sword commonly depicted on haniwa soldier statues.
  • The Musketeer: Is skilled in swordswomanship, archery, and horsewomanship, and uses these skills in her spell cards.
  • No-Sell: Being an artificial construct with no actual soul, she is immune to attacks from the deceased souls residing in the Animal Hell, as souls can only attack the spirit because they don't have physical bodies. This is why the Animal Spirits brought the player character, as they are living humans with a physical body, capable of damaging the Haniwa.
  • Recurring Boss: Is fought as the Stage 5 Boss and Stage 6 miniboss.
  • Spell My Name with an S: K-S Romanization - Mayumi Joutougu
  • Undying Loyalty: Is completely loyal to Keiki, and her ability even makes her stronger through loyalty.

    Keiki Haniyasushin

The Sculptor God Crafted by Utter Isolation
Keiki Haniyasushin

"I'll destroy your body of flesh, and build you anew from soil and water! You shall be an idol without a single flaw, told of for ages and ages to come!"

Mayumi's master, a god summoned by the human spirits of the Animal Realm to protect them from the beast spirits. Her ability is creating idols.

  • Affably Evil: While she is undeniably an antagonist in her dreams of enforcing a dystopian regime where all identity and freedom is erased, Keiki is entirely lacking in malice, and believes completely that she is doing the right thing.
  • Art Attacker: Her danmaku is shaped after geometric shapes. From her spellcard names, it's implied that she's giving them life (Square-shaped Sculpting Art, Square Creature). There's also the fact that she's the sculptor who created Mayumi and her haniwa army.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: One of the main antagonists of the game alongside Yachie and Saki. Keiki has been summoned by humans to rule over them and give them respite from the Animal Realm's senseless brutality, and as such will fight to protect them, even if it disrupts the balance between the realms. In other words, two extreme models of society come clashing in WBaWC; one where the weak are unwillingly preyed on by the strong as the strong contest each other (Yachie and Saki's faction), another where the weak willingly feed the strong as the strong protects them from others (Keiki's faction).
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Was summoned by the faith of the human spirits, and her idols get more powerful with faith.
  • Final Boss: She's the Stage 6 boss.
  • Flunky Boss: Creates haniwa and uses them in some of her spell cards.
  • Gratuitous Latin: The name of the last stage is "Idola Deus" (God of Idols), she calls herself that, and her last spellcard is named "Idola Diabolus".
  • Hero Antagonist: She only wants to protect the human spirits from the animal spirits who treat them as slaves.
  • Leitmotif: "Entrusting this World to Idols ~ Idolatrize World"
  • Meet the New Boss: Yachie's omake notes that due to the human spirits coming to devote themselves to the idols over Keiki, their situation is hardly any different from when they summoned her in the first place.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Keiki falls on the side of Order. She and her idols provide protection to the human spirits, but require constant faith from them, and her army has begun a conquest to bring the entirety of the Animal Realm under her control.
  • Our Gods Are Different: Is based on Haniyasu no kami, an obscure god from the Kojiki born from Izanami's excrement whose name can be translated as "god who kneads clay".
  • Protectorate: The human spirits of the Animal Realm are under her protection.
  • Stronger Sibling: Exaggerated Trope with Eika at the top of this very page: Ebisu was literally the first of many, many gods that Izanami gave birth to; a weak god born with a boneless body, a 1st stage boss who couldn't even survive her own birth. Haniyasu no kami, by contrast, was born from the excrement expelled by Izanami in her death throes, literally one of the last gods she ever gave birth to, and this lady is strong enough to be a final boss subjugating a region of Hell itself.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: During an interview with ZUN on Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, Keiki has been compared multiple times to an AI who's been entrusted with the humans' will for a better society, meaning that they willingly let themselves be ruled by someone who's better at making decisions, even if that someone takes drastic measures in the name of their subjects' well-being. The Animal faction, for their part, accuse Keiki of being a tyrant, and they're not wrong, either, seeing how Keiki sees humans as "materials" just like everyone does in WBaWC's conflict.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her goal to provide the human spirits with protection from their tormentors is noble. Setting out to conquer the entirety of the Animal Realm is a bit excessive. There's also the fact that the expansion of her territory is gradually transforming the Animal Realm from one filled with nature into an industrial jungle.

    Saki Kurokoma

Matriarch of the Keiga Family
Saki Kurokoma

"Now, show this pitch black pegasus the power of the human who defeated the wicked god!"

The head of the Keiga Family of animal spirits, who decides to inspect the Human World after hearing about Keiki's defeat by the heroine. Her ability is unmatched leg strength.

  • Affably Evil: Seems to be a good-natured Boisterous Bruiser, even though, like Yachie and Toutetsu, Saki is a ruthless Yakuza boss with aspirations of conquering all the realms.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: One of the main antagonists in the game alongside Yachie and Keiki.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Teams up with Yachie and the other Animal Spirit leader to take down Keiki.
  • Blood Knight: She loves a good fight, and compliments the player character for it. If you're partnered with the Wolf Spirit (her underling), she even tells the spirit to give it their all or else it won't be fun. After you defeat her, she expresses a desire to go to Gensokyo and fight the heroine once more.
  • Bonus Boss: The Extra Boss for Wily Beast and Weakest Creature.
  • Cool Horse: She is a kurokoma, a legendary horse said to be capable of leaping high through the sky. It seems to be conflated with the pegasus in her case. Her theme's name implies that she's the horse Miko rode in the Human World.
  • Cowboy: She is designed with a general cowboy aesthetic. ZUN himself muses in the music notes that the rider should be the cowboy, not the horse.
  • Dimension Lord: After you take care of Keiki, she gets the idea to not only take over the Animal Realm, but Hell and Gensokyo as well. In the extra stage, you fight her in Hell to stop her invasion.
  • Dumb Muscle: The Wolf Spirit describes her as very strong, but not very intelligent, which is a trait of most members of the Keiga Family.
  • Height Angst: ZUN states in her article in Strange Creators of Outer World that she's actually quite short (denoting that the "koma" part of "kurokoma" refers to horses of small size). She's conscious about her height, so she takes measures in order to make herself look taller, such as spreading her wings out.
  • Hot-Blooded: The moment she thinks of doing something, she acts on it, and she's noted to not think things through.
  • Leitmotif: "Prince Shoutoku's Pegasus ~ Dark Pegasus"
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: She is a Yakuza-Cowboy-Pegasus-girl, or a Yakuza-Cowboy-Flying-Horse-girl if you wish to split the Pegasus up further.
  • Pegasus: Well, she's actually a kurokoma, but ZUN seemed to conflate the two. Her theme's name is "Dark Pegasus" and in her pre-battle dialogue she calls herself a "jet-black pegasus".
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: According to ZUN she's actually pretty short, but that has no bearing on her power.
  • The Queenpin: She's the leader of the Keiga Family. Unlike the crafty Yachie, though, Saki is a Hot-Blooded physical powerhouse, and her group similarly values physical strength.
  • Species Surname: Her species is listed as kurokoma.
  • Stealth Pun: She's a horse. Her hair is styled in a ponytail.
  • Winged Humanoid: Coming from her identification with the pegasus, and so doubling as Little Bit Beastly.
  • Worthy Opponent: She doesn't like either Kichou or Keiki, but she does respect their strength.
  • You Got Spunk!: According to Yuuma she's taken a liking to Marisa due to her love for strong people.

    The Animal Spirits

When the animal spirits from Hell invaded Gensokyo, three friendly spirits, the Wolf, the Otter, and the Eagle, betrayed their animal companions and helped the player character to stop the invasion. However, the story is a lie and their true intention is to bring a living human to defeat Keiki in the Animal Realm. Each of them belongs to a different faction. The Wolf is from the Keiga family, the Otter is from the Kiketsu family, and the Eagle is from the Gouyaku Alliance.

  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: Upon ambushing Keiki in the final stage, the beast spirit is invariably overconfident, bragging to Keiki about how the human they’ve recruited will be her undoing. But the second it becomes clear that the conversation has lasted long enough for Keiki to actually start using her sculpting powers, the beast spirit immediately orders the player to retreat; even the prideful eagle and bloodthirsty wolf. Most of the subsequent battle is spent running away from Keiki.
  • Battle Aura: When the spirit is talking through the heroine's body, the heroine's portrait is surrounded by a red aura.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When you face Keiki's last two spellcards, they've managed to call their friends to help you out. In gameplay, this translates to a bunch of animal spirit items spawning endlessly.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Each of them is given a specific color in gameplay. Wolf is red, Otter is green, and Eagle is blue.
  • Demonic Possession: They're possessing the heroines, altering their personalities a little. Wolf makes the heroine more savage, Otter makes them timid, and Eagle makes them haughty.
  • Enslaved Tongue: They speak through the heroine's mouth.
  • Flying Face: The animal spirits take the form of flying animal heads, with Yachie's omake cameo in Lotus Eaters having her otter spirits also surround themselves with spiritual energy.
  • No Name Given: They are only referred to as Wolf Spirit, Otter Spirit, or Eagle Spirit. Their actual names, or even if they have any, are unknown.
  • Our Spirits Are Different: Animal spirits from the Animal Realm have no physical body. Because of it, they can't do anything against Keiki's idol army, who do have them. Therefore they need a being with a physical body, in this case our heroines, to stand a chance against Keiki.
  • Powers via Possession: You get a different bonus depending on which spirit is possessing you. Wolf makes your focused attacks stronger, while Eagle strengthens unfocused attacks. Otter buffs your spellcards instead.
  • Super Mode: Collecting five spirit items lets you enter Roaring Mode, which gives you more points and survive a hit once. If you collect three of the same spirit items, your shots are also replaced with super powerful attacks. Wolf gives you a stronger version of your focused shot, while Eagle gives you a stronger version of your unfocused shot. Otter doesn't strengthen your attack, but gives a barrier that removes enemy bullets.
  • Symbiotic Possession: According to themselves, at least. They insist that they and the heroines have the same goal and they should fight together. The spirits do treat the heroines respectfully and act friendly towards them.

Yuuma Toutetsu

The leader of the Gouyoku Alliance of animal spirits. She makes no appearance in this game, but she is mentioned in dialogue. The Eagle Spirit is her minion.

See the side games page for her actual ingame appearance.

Alternative Title(s): Wily Beast And Weakest Creature, Touhou Wily Beast And Weakest Creature