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Between 1996 and 1998, the first five games in the Touhou Project series were made for the NEC PC-98 computer by a doujin circle known as Amusement Makers, of which ZUN was a part.

So far Reimu, Marisa, Alice and Yuuka are the only characters to have appeared in the Windows series, albeit with significant changes from their original incarnations. After a history of inconsistent statements on the topic, ZUN has confirmed in an interview that the PC-98 games are canon except when contradicted by later games.

This page is for Touhou characters who debuted in Highly Responsive to Prayers, Story of Eastern Wonderland, Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, Lotus Land Story and Mystic Square.

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Debuted in Highly Responsive to Prayers

    Reimu Hakurei 



The gatekeeper to Hakurei Shrine, and the first boss in the entire series. Very little is known about Shingyoku, as it has neither dialogue nor an official profile.

  • Death from Above: When in ball form, Shingyoku tries to squash Reimu.
  • Degraded Boss: Sort of. Story of Eastern Wonderland, Subterranean Animism, and Undefined Fantastic Object have enemies that appear to be based on Shingyoku's main form.
  • Gender Bender: One form appears female, another looks male. The concept of yin and yang represents duality, after all.
  • Horned Humanoid: The female form has four horns.
  • Leitmotif: "The Positive and Negative"
  • Meaningful Name: Shingyoku can be written in kanji as 神玉, which translates to "divine orb".
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Not exactly, but the Female's red hakama and the Male's blue one stand out.


Evil Eyes

A generic boss Reimu encounters in the Makai, YuugenMagan is a set of five independently moving eyes that are connected by electricity.

  • Eye Beams: It can shoot beams from its eyes. One of its attack is the eyes shooting beams at each other, forming a pentagram. This pentagram then shoots bullets at you.
  • Faceless Eye: It takes the form of five disjointed eyes, connected by electricity.
  • Instant Runes: Not as ornate as usual, but for one attack all five eyes fire beams that combine into a five-tipped star (pentagram).
  • Intangible Man: The connecting point of electricity vaguely looks like a person. Cannot be hit by the Orb.
  • Leitmotif: "Angel's Legend", a theme she also shares with Mima in the first game.
  • Obviously Evil: Although there's no real information about the bosses in this game, we are talking about a cluster of disembodied eyes with the title "Evil Eyes" and the kanji for "evil" is displayed in the background during the battle...
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning


Innocent Devil

Elis is the second boss Reimu faces in the Makai. She is a blonde girl that has devil wings, can turn into a bat, and carries a wand. Little else is known about her.


First form

Angel of Death

Sariel is an angel of death and the final boss of the Makai route.

As seen in Highly Responsive to Prayers

Vengeful Ghost

"You will die".

A vengeful spirit whom Reimu originally ran into during her trip into Jigoku. She later reappeared in Gensokyo, trying to get revenge on not just Reimu, but all people. After being shot down a second time, she gives up being evil and spends her time hanging around the Hakurei Shrine and making fun of Reimu. Highly popular despite her long absence, speculation abounds as to her reappearance.

  • A God, I Am Not: Contemplates about becoming a Shinto god in her Mystic Square good ending, but decides to take it easy and goes to bother Reimu instead.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite being present in four out of the five PC-98 games, a fan favorite, and having a significant connection to one of the characters who became the face of the franchise, she has yet to even be mentioned in the Windows series. She's received a Shout-Out in the form of Soga no Tojiko, however.
    • In Curiousities of Lotus Asia, Reimu makes an offhand comment that her shrine was once taken over by an evil spirit, which is what Mima (an evil spirit) once did.
    • Before Ten Desires, one of the PC-98 music re-release CDs has her on cover.
    • In Urban Legend in Limbo, one of Reimu's alternate colors appears to be a Mima palette.
  • Colliding Criminal Conspiracies: Her excuse for going to Makai in Mystic Square is that tourist devils are "trespassing on her turf".
  • Consummate Liar: Subversion. While she is quite capable of sticking to the trope, she more often than not just tells flat out lies for fun.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The original one in Touhou, although your mileage may vary on how "friendly" she and Reimu become. They're not trying to kill each other on sight anymore, at least.
  • Final Boss: Of "Story of Eastern Wonderland".
  • Ghost Amnesia: She doesn't even remember how she became... whatever she is.
  • A Glass of Chianti: In Mystic Square Extra ending served by Meido Alice.
  • Kamehame Hadoken / Wave-Motion Gun: Since the release of Touhou Soccer 2, in the eyes of the fandom, Mima has her own version of Master Spark, The Twilight Spark.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Cool and confident, she has incredibly strong magical powers.
  • Leitmotif: She's racked up a few of them:
  • Lunacy: In her Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream ending, she wished that the Full Moon will always be in the sky so that she will be at full power at all times. Yumemi grants it a little too literally, by placing a moon in geosynchronous orbit.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: She denies being "dead" and refers to herself as simply being a soul. Given that Shinto is an animism in which anything, from living beings to objects, places and even words or concepts can harbour a soul, this makes more sense than you'd think, but Mima is still pretty different even by Shinto standards.
  • Perfect Run Final Boss: Her final phase in Story of Eastern Wonderland.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Grows four additional wings in her final attack phase in Story of Eastern Wonderland.
  • Razor Wind: One of her attacks in Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream.
  • Recurring Boss: Originally a lower level boss in Highly Responsive to Prayers, she returned as the final boss of Story of Eastern Wonderland.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Explicitly stated to be her ultimate goal in Story of Eastern Wonderland.
  • Say It with Hearts: A good deal of her dialogue in Mystic Square.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can:
    • Was this very, very briefly in the Story of Eastern Wonderland ending.
    • Played more straight in her backstory, where she is described to be sealed in the Hakurei Shrine's hokora. Though she breaks out pretty easily and very often.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: She decides to dress like one for fun in her good ending in Mystic Square.
  • Sword Beam: In Highly Responsive to Prayers, she used a knife to shoot lasers.


Hellish Moon

The second boss Reimu meets in Jigoku, Kikuri is a bronze disk. Okay, there's an image of a girl on the disk, but it's still pretty strange.


Astral Knight

Konngara is the final boss of the Jigoku route.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Their gender is never stated and their sprite appears rather androgynous. Most assume female due to the later nature of the series but some fanartists draw Konngara as male.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Sometimes depicted as this as a result of her formless lower body, a part of standard Japanese ghost depiction. The fact that her horn might also be a spike driven through her forehead also helps...
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: Carries a sake plate while she fights Reimu, from which she fires more bullets.
  • Horned Humanoid: Due to her horn, in fan depictions where she's not a ghost, she's usually depicted instead as an Oni. The above-mentioned sake plate probably contributes to this idea as well, given that Oni (especially the Gensokyo variety) are notorious drinkers, and one of the two confirmed Oni characters also carries a sake plate in battle.
  • Leitmotif: "Swordsman of a Distant Star"
  • Mood-Swinger: Similar to the dual-personality Yakshas that she is possibly based on, she frequently switches moods during her boss fight.
  • Physical God: She may be a yaksha, which would make her a physical near-god.
  • Sword Beam: With bullets and lasers.

Debuted in Story of Eastern Wonderland



"M'lady, please don't speak in that odd tone again".

An old turtle who serves as Reimu's transportation (since she hadn't yet learned how to fly under her own power), and on occasion attempts (unsuccessfully) to be her mentor, or at least give her advice. Disappeared without a trace after Mystic Square, though Word of God has stated that he's "probably living in the lake at the back of the shrine".

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Genjii was one of the characters that didn't make it when the series was brought to Windows.
  • Flight: Of the "without any explanation" variety. His main purpose.
  • Older and Wiser: Although Reimu rarely ever heeds his advice.
  • The One Guy: More so than even Rinnosuke, as he's actually been featured in the games.
  • Wise Old Turtle: A giant, wise old turtle that serves as Reimu's advisor, as well a means of flying, in the early games. However, from the sixth game onwards, since Reimu is capable of flying on her own, Genjii is nowhere to be seen. Word of God Hand Wave it as him retiring and living quietly in the pond behind the shrine.



"Just die. And if you won't die, just go away!!"

Some sort of scientific genius. Before Story of Eastern Wonderland she creates a bunch of monsters and ghosts and decides to hang out at the Hakurei Shrine while Reimu was gone. Naturally, she gets her ass kicked. She later challenges Reimu on more even grounds riding Evil Eye Sigma. First boss in a Touhou shooting game, and first extra stage boss.

  • Bonus Boss: Manages to be both the first boss and the Bonus Boss by fighting in a new tank in the extra stage.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Does this big time in the extra stage, with her and Reimu discussing this is what would have happened if Reimu has chased Rika instead of continuing to stage 2, and that this fight will be harder than anything else since it's the Extra stage...
  • Cry Cute: What she does whenever she's beaten.
  • Sentry Gun: These signify her presence in a stage.
  • Leitmotif: "She's in a Temper!"
  • Magic from Technology: In her stage 1 dialogue, she claims to have created evil spirits and monsters somehow.
  • Meaningful Name: "Rika" means "science", with different kanji.
  • Mundane Utility: Inverted. Despite possessing the knowledge of the combustion engine, she uses it to build tanks as opposed to say, a car.
  • Million Mook March: She has an army of monsters and tanks at her disposal. Or rather, had one before Reimu trashed everything.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Ranked along with Yukari as one of the hardest extra stage bosses.
  • Recurring Boss: She's first seen as the stage 1 boss, then comes back for the extra stage with a new tank.
  • The Rival: Set up to be this to Reimu during the second game, but nothing much really came out of it.
  • Schizo Tech: She drives tanks around in notably science-free Gensokyo.
  • Tank Goodness: Despite both of them being destroyed by Reimu in short order, you have to give her credit given that she built them both by herself.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Despite being a relatively obscure character, Rika is noted both in the game she appears in and in fan works for having several different outfits, most of them containing a bowtie somewhere.
  • What If?: The Extra Stage is explicitly explained [While Breaking the Fourth Wall horribly] to be a What If in the event that Reimu chased Rika after Stage 1 this in Rika's own dialogue. This in turn makes it Non-Canon; since Reimu didn't chase Rika; she continued onto Stage 2.



"I'm a woman, damn it!! What is wrong with you?!"

Attacks Reimu in an attempt to get the Hakurei powers for herself. Fails, and is never heard from again.

  • Bifauxnen: Has to declare herself as a woman to Reimu, who either isn't listening or doesn't care.
  • Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball: Her last attack is to sheath her sword and release several spheres that bounce around the screen. Hmmm, so that's why she wants the power of Hakurei...
  • Sword Beam: With spread shot bullets.
  • Sword Lines: She can carve a diamond shape in the air with these, which then starts shooting bullets.

    Evil Eye Sigma 

Evil Eye Sigma

A flying tank built by Rika. Noted for being the first Extra-Stage Boss and being rather difficult to destroy.

  • Alliterative Name: Its name definitely seems to be a play on this with "Sigma" looking a lot like an "E".
  • Fake Difficulty: While usually regarded as one of the harder Extra Stage bosses, Touhou 2 dosen't have Focus. This means any attempt at Evil Eye Sigma is effectively a No-Focus run [Usually a Self-Imposed Challenge]. In terms of actual patterns; Evil Eye Sigma is easily the simplest Extra Stage boss.
  • Contractual Boss Immunity: Averted. Unlike every other Extra Stage boss; Evil Eye Sigma dosen't become invulnerable while bombing.

    Marisa Kirisame 

Debuted in Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream


Hardworking witch who dreams of love

"You reek of magic~. You're using famous spells too."

A witch that's eternally young in both body and mind.

  • Blessed with Suck: She does not grow old, but forgets things constantly. This memory loss causes her to remain somewhat childish.
  • Crossover: Ellen is the main character of Hatarakimono, a manga by one of ZUN's favorite artists.


A princess dreaming of beauty in danmaku

"Ah, your danmaku is beautiful. Simply amazing."

A princess, who is also a cop. Yeah, she weirds out pretty much everyone she meets, and not just because of her occupational choices.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: She's a princess who thinks she's a cop and likes to randomly collect things that only seem to interest her. The title of her theme suggests that she's insane.
  • Cowboy Cop: Loose cannon princess cop who blows things up and doesn't play by the rules.
  • Fair Cop: Claims to be a policewoman who is "undercover" as an ordinary person. Given that her idea of an "ordinary person" is a princess...
    • She visits Reimu in her police uniform in the epilogue if she wins.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite telling Yumemi to her face that science is heresy, Kotohime recognizes the electrical equipment in the ship, and her victory quote to Chiyuri is to start reciting the Periodic Table.
  • It Amused Me: Suggested as her most likely motivation for exploring the "ruins" with all the other player characters. This is supported when she defeats Yumemi and can't think of anything to wish for.
  • Leitmotif: "Maniacal Princess"
  • Mad Bomber: Not Ax-Crazy, but she is both mad and a bomber.
  • Say It with Hearts: Shows up in the late-game encounters with Chiyuri and Yumemi.
    Chiyuri: ... You'd better do what I say if you know what's good for you!
    Kotohime: Okay, I will. ♥
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: According to her profile, she isn't allowed to leave home very often because of her strange personality. In addition, the characters who do recognize her tell her she should go home, suggesting that she doesn't have permission to be out this time, either.
  • The Collector of the Strange
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Most of her attacks are explosives.

    Kana Anaberal 

Maiden poltergeist who's lost her dreams
Kana Anaberal

"Looks like there's nothing but weird people around here."

A poltergeist produced by an unstable girl. She normally haunts a western mansion, but the owner has gotten used to her, so she's bored.

    Rikako Asakura 

Scientist that looks for dreams
Rikako Asakura

"Why do you hold such an interest in magic when you already possess such a magnificent power?"

A rare inhabitant of Gensokyo that values science above magic. Despite this, she's actually a very powerful magician.

  • For Science!: Her main reason for getting involved.
  • The Heretic: Reimu slaps this label on her because she's one of the few people in Gensokyo who values science over magic.
  • Willfully Weak: She's quite strong magically, but she dislikes magic too much to use it often.

    Chiyuri Kitashirakawa 

Resident of fantasy that runs through time
Chiyuri Kitashirakawa

"No way out of this, huh...Let's fight!!"

Chiyuri is Yumemi's assistant and mostly spends time collating her research data. She also put out the fliers advertising the contest to reach the center of the "ruins" that recently appeared in Gensokyo. She doesn't always have a clear idea of what her boss intends, which results in her getting whacked over the head when she treats the contest winner rudely (read: threatens them with a gun). Yumemi then orders her to fight the heroines in order to collect more data. Oh, and her major is in "comparative physics". Whatever that means.

  • Butt-Monkey: Scolded, whacked in the head, and thrown a chair at by Yumemi in multiple storylines... She does get the luxury of hitting her professor with a chair, but more out of necessity rather than revenge. Specifically, she hits Yumemi to dissuade her from destroying the world after losing.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She tries to hold the winning character hostage because she thought it would be dramatic.
  • Hard Head: Yumemi hits her on the head a lot. She returns the favor to stop her from nuking everyone. With a chair.
  • Improbable Age: To us, anyway. Chiyuri is a 15-year-old who graduated from college at 11 and graduate school at 13; however, this is the norm for her dimension.
  • Leitmotif: "Sailor of Time".
  • Teen Genius: As noted, this is normal in her dimension.
  • Time Master: ...Maybe. She's got a definite time theme going on with her theme, attack names, and bomb, but none of this manifests during gameplay and it's never mentioned in the story.
  • Verbal Tic: Ends most of her sentences with "ze." Apparently a Shout-Out and another thing Marisa stole.

    Yumemi Okazaki 

Fantasy legend
Yumemi Okazaki

"I want to take you home and make you my guinea pig, and learn all the secrets of your power and make it mine!!"

Yumemi is a professor of "comparative physics" at a university in another dimension where all natural forces have been explained by a Grand Unified Theory. When she dares to suggest that the theory doesn't explain magic, she is laughed out of the university and sets off on a journey to prove that it exists. Her ship lands in Gensokyo to capture someone to use in her experiments. Asskicking ensues and she leaves empty-handed. In spite of her disappointing failure, she still rewards the heroines generously.

  • Badass Cape: Wears one during fights as her "battle wear". Her text on the selection screen states she's obsessed with them.
  • Badass Normal: Probably the most standout example of this trope across the entire series, if not in video games entirely considering the scope of the beings she contends with. She is not only merely an 18 year old human girl, but a naturally powerless one at that: no magic or special qualities whatsoever. To circumvent this, she manages to scientifically synthesize imitation magic significant enough to be the final boss of what is commonly considered the most difficult game in the series to 1cc.
  • Big Bad: Officially, of P.o.D.D. Though she turns out to be really quite amicable.
  • The Captain: Of a probability space hypervessel.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: She fights with cross-shaped explosions. Ellen asks if she's a Christian.
  • Difficulty Spike/SNK Boss: Getting to her isn't terribly difficult if you know what you're doing. Getting past her will probably take a continue or two to drive the Dynamic Difficulty down enough to make her reasonably beatable. Good thing you still get the good ending after continuing.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Threatens to blow up the Earth with a "four-dimensional positron bomb" after her defeat. She's only kidding, but that doesn't stop Chiyuri from whacking her over the head with a folding chair.
  • Final Boss:
  • Improbable Age: Is a college professor despite being only 18. See Chiyuri above.



When (and if) Reimu beat Yumemi, she asked for an assistant who could handle all of the day-to-day chores around the shrine. What she got was a nuclear-powered robot maid who isn't necessarily good at her job. After this, Ruukoto was never seen again.

Debuted in Lotus Land Story


Supernatural Creature

"I'll bang, shoot, and pop your head off!"

A mountain youkai that gets attacked by the player character for no particularly good reason.

  • Battle Aura: Indicates her hitbox.
  • Battle Baton: Since she carries a baton, fanon tends to portray her as an excellent baton twirler.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: She warns you not to expect her to be easy just because she's the stage 1 boss.


Vampire Girl

"Anyway, I'll show no mercy to anyone who tries to pass through, whether they're a shrine maiden or not!!"

A vampire that attempts to stop the player from reaching the island in the lake filled with blood.


The Porter of a Mansion

"I'm the guardian here, Elly".

The gatekeeper to Yuuka's mansion. She's completely useless at her job, letting both Reimu and Marisa by. Not that Yuuka even needs a gatekeeper, considering her own power and how isolated her mansion is...

  • Battle Butler: An unusual instance in which the Battle Butler is not the second-to-last enemy in the game. Elly is only the stage 3 boss.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the demo version, Elly explains to Reimu and Marisa that the game ends here. Both heroines complain about this.
  • Butt-Monkey: In Western fandom, fans who play Yuuka's sadism and trolling for laughs make her this.
  • Combat Pragmatist / Improvised Weapon: She'll hit you with anything she can, including ripping up floor tiles to throw at you.
  • Leitmotif: "Bad Apple!" and "Spirit Battle ~ Perdition Crisis". Due to a famous fan vid, the former is much better-known than Elly herself.
  • Gate Guardian: She guards the gate to Yuuka's mansion. Unlike Meiling, who is actually good at her job and was flanderized as inept by the fandom, Elly really is that useless in canon. Although this may have something to do with a Vampire inhabiting the only route to her gate.
  • The Grim Reaper: Her design is based on the Ankou version of a Grim Reaper; which is a French inspiration.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Before she starts to throw her scythe. Notable as it's the only time a Stage 3 boss has a survival phase in any Touhou game, the only survival phase in PC-98, the only survival phase that occurs at the start of the boss fight, and the first survival phase in any Touhou game.
  • Mind over Matter: Her ability to hurl floor tiles and throw her scythe like a boomerang could be explained by some form of telekenesis.
  • Sinister Scythe: Worth noting is that it's interpreted in several works to be a reverse-edge scythe, with the sharp part of the blade being on the outside rather than the inside.
  • Throwing Your Scythe Always Works

Windows era
Oriental Demon

Flower Master Of The Four Seasons
Yuuka Kazami

"It doesn't matter if you're a god, power is everything!"

An old and extremely powerful flower youkai first found living in the dream world, Mugenkan. She is sleeping at the time and only defends herself because Reimu and Marisa broke in and woke her up. Naturally, she loves her flowers and is actually more like a force of nature than a typical youkai.

  • Ax-Crazy: In Fanon, due to her motivation in Mystic Square being "I was bored", "I'm going to kill you" dialogue, and her "genocide is a game" joke. In Phantasmagoria of Flower View, she says her previous creepy claims were just teasing, and Perfect Memento in Strict Sense puts her human friendship level at "worst" and her threat level as "extremely high", but also acknowledges that she usually will not attack without provocation (harming either her or her flowers counts as such). Fanon has her anywhere from a sadistic psychopath to an out-and-out raging Blood Knight.
  • Berserk Button: Those caught disturbing her flowers have a nasty habit of getting vaporized on the spot.
  • Boobs of Steel: Typically portrayed as having a large chest, and her claim of being the strongest in Gensokyo may actually not be far from the truth.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Mainly in her bad ending in Mystic Square where she talks to the player, asking them to try again another time in a kind fashion.
  • Cute and Psycho: One of her quotes in the PC-98 games says she treats genocide as a game. She's teasing about it, but it's creepy none the less. Not helped by her article in Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, containing a drawing of her smiling serenely in a field of flowers while explaining her aforementioned Berserk Button - and it's canon that she scares people. In a lot of fanon, she could be endearing and smiling innocently one second, and snapping your head off in the next.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: A few of her attacks as Lotus Land Story's final boss. Fandom remembers the Dual Spark.
  • The Dreaded: Far and away one of the most feared youkai in Gensokyo.
  • Right Man in the Wrong Place: Her route in POFV is only because random people kept running into her and accusing her of starting the whole Incident. Her response is a Sure, Let's Go with That.
  • Say It with Hearts: Much of her dialogue in the PC-98 games.
    Yuuka: In a few hours, you'll become a mist of atoms. ♥
  • Stronger with Age: One of the most powerful beings in Gensokyo, purely as a result of being around for so long.
  • Time Abyss: Let's put it this way: Eiki Shiki declared that her "sin" is that she's lived for too long. When she said this about a human, said human had lived for over a millennium. Now, consider how much longer youkai already live than humans.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: She's the original wielder of the Master Spark, although it didn't have a name at the time. Yuuka's version tops Marisa's - it is an attack that covers almost the entire screen, leaving very little room to dodge it. Oh, and she can clone herself to make a two-way Master Spark. Similarily to Mima above, fanon has also given her an up-to-eleven version referred to as the Ultimate Spark.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: In a world where even the weakest powers get some kind of powerful application, Yuuka's ability to manipulate flowers is as simple as making them bloom and turning them to face the sun. Great for gardening, not so much for fighting. However, in the end that doesn't really matter since she's so physically and magically powerful due to her great age.
  • World's Strongest Woman: Yuuka is a very long-lived and wisened youkai, and as a result has quite possibly the strongest raw physical and magical power out of everyone in Gensokyo, to the point that her foes need their spoils from the Superpower Lottery just to match her. Fanon consisting of an Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny between her and Yukari are common.



"I'm Mugetsu. And this is my world."

The god of the dream world the player character stumbles into during the Extra stage, apparently.



"Don't underestimate me. The two of us put together are actually a full-fledged adult!"

Mugetsu's older sister and a demon. Seriously, that's about all we know about her.

  • Ax-Crazy: Her most common fanon characterization is basically that of an older Flandre.
  • Bonus Boss: The other extra stage boss of Lotus Land Story.
  • Contractual Boss Immunity: The first Extra Stage boss to have Bomb immunity.
  • Divinely Appearing Demons: She is stated to be a demon, but she looks like an angel instead.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Gengetsu is not in any way connected to the main plot. She just fights because you're beating up Mugetsu and has no idea why Reimu and Marisa are even there.
  • Increasingly Lethal Enemy: Exaggerated to the point of essentially being a Time-Limit Boss. It is common for Touhou extra stage bosses to have a final attack which becomes progressively more deadly as time goes on, but in Gengetsu's case, timing out her "rape time" is not merely very hard - under normal conditions, it is virtually impossible.
    • Gengetsu is also unique in the sense that while most Extra and Final bosses have a final attack that has a punishing timeout phase if you try and cheese the fact the attack becomes more intense as the boss' HP drops; Gengetsu does this on almost every single phase.
  • Intangible Man: While moving around. She also dosen't have a physical hitbox, so you can't die by crashing into her. Probobly a good thing given her Teleport Spam
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Can also break out a spark, though it's not quite as big as Yuuka's.
  • Leitmotif: "Cute Devil ~ Innocence"
  • More Dakka: This is what happens if you try to time out Gengetsu's final attack. Fans don't call it "Gengetsu Rape Time" for nothing.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The K-S Romanization is Gengetu.
  • Stronger Sibling: Breaking a the Touhou tradition, she's the older sister but still the stronger one. In fact, she might just be one of the most powerful characters of the whole series.
  • Time-Limit Boss: Most Touhou bosses have time-out as a win condition. Gengetsu actively punishes players for this; with all but one of her phases adding very fast danmaku to her already difficult patterns; culminating in her infamous 'Rape Time'.
  • Turns Red: "Gengetsu's Rape Time", which only occurs if the player takes too long to defeat her during her final attack. She performs slightly more minor versions on most of her other phases as well.
  • Winged Humanoid: Angel wings to boot, despite being a demon.

Debuted in Mystic Square


Gate Keeper

"Well, you'll be my first prey in a while."

Another one of those useless gatekeepers, Sara guards the doorway to Makai. Seems to consider humans food.


Demon Boundary Person

"Well, Makai is a nice place, so relax and do some sightseeing while you're here ☆."

A tourist from Makai. Had the bad luck of running into the heroine before she could make it to Gensokyo.

Windows era
Witch of Death

Seven-Colored Puppeteer
Alice Margatroid

"Silly shrine maiden, your two-colored powers are a mere twenty-eight-point-five-seven-one-four percent as powerful as mine!"

Another magician that lives in the Forest of Magic, and neighbor to Marisa. Her power is magic, with her signature ability being the manipulation of her dolls. She's mostly aloof and self-confident, but is still willing (if reluctant) to work together with Marisa and isn't above showing kindness to others.

  • Action Bomb: She sends dolls stuffed with gunpowder to blow up in people's faces.
  • A God Am I: Her ultimate goal is to create a 'sentient doll'; in other words; create life. Alice's 'mother' happens to be a Creator Goddess; and one of her 'best creations' is Yumeko; who's Leitmotif is Doll of Misery; heavily implying Alice wishes to ultimately emulate Shinki.
  • Alice Allusion: Aside from the obvious references, her name becomes a Stealth Pun when you remember that she now lives in Gensokyo (since "Gensokyo" literally means "fantasy land"...or "Wonderland", if you will).
  • Ascended Extra: Not Alice herself, but one of her spell cards. Curse "Eerily Luminous Shanghai Dolls" was just Alice's final spell card on most difficulties in Perfect Cherry Blossom, but after a solo doll was used in the spell card and artwork in Immaterial and Missing Power, fans latched onto the concept of Shanghai being a unique doll that's always with Alice. How much of a personality Shanghai has varies from work to work, although canonically all the dolls are controlled directly by Alice. The hardest version of the card, Curse "Hanged Hourai Dolls", also tends to get depicted as her own character, but somewhat less frequently. She has other dolls in the fighting games, the large Titania and the huge Goliath dolls, that are also sometimes portrayed as uniques in her collection.
  • Beneath the Mask: The official profiles (as well as Suika) call her out on her assuming a cool, confident front to hide her timid and cowardly true persona.
  • Bonus Boss: In Mystic Square. She's also the only Bonus Boss in all of Touhou that gives the player an ending and credit sequence after beating her, although it is actually a list of all the PC-98 characters.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Along with Marisa in Subterranean Animism. This continues into the Extra stage, where after defeating the mid-boss, Alice says to Marisa: "Look, it's the extra dungeon for after you beat the game. Good luck!"
  • Butt-Monkey: For some reason, has an extremely sizable hatedom, usually turned into either an Unlucky Everydude who Marisa ditches for Reimu, a yandere loser, or a raging jerkass.
  • Creating Life: Her greatest ambition is to create a doll that can act independently.
  • Creepy Doll: Her dolls are usually depicted as more cute than creepy in fanworks, but some of her spellcards certainly suggest this trope with names like "Eerily Luminous Shanghai Dolls" and "Hanged Hourai Dolls". Not to forget that most of them are armed, shoot, or explode.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has yellow eyes to match her blonde hair in PC-98 canon.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her dialogue with Marisa in Imperishable Night and to a lesser extent Subterranean Animism consists essentially of the two witches throwing snarky comments at each other and occasionally at their opponent. She's much more polite and subdued when speaking alone to the other characters, so we can just blame the black-white's bad influence.
  • Eating Optional: According to Akyuu, Alice hasn't needed to eat or sleep since she became a youkai magician, but she does so anyway.
  • Elemental Powers: When using her grimoire, she gains control over fire, ice and possibly other elements as well.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Her moniker is the "Seven-Colored Puppeteer", and she fires multicolored danmaku.
  • Expy: According to ZUN, her PC-98 incarnation was heavily inspired by Alice from the Megami Tensei series.
  • Final Boss: She's the last opponent in Cirno's story in Hisoutensoku.
  • For Science!: Attacks Reimu, Marisa, and Sakuya in Perfect Cherry Blossom because she needed test subjects for their dolls, and they just so happened to be there. This also extends to her appearance as the final boss of Cirno's campaign in Hisoutensoku, where she uses the hapless fairy as a test subject for her new Titania and Goliath dolls.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Seems to have some form of it, although it is inconsistently named. In the fighting games at least, it's fired out of a doll much like Marisa uses her mini-Hakkero to fire her Sparks.
  • Leitmotif: Where to begin?
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Perhaps fittingly for someone with the title "Seven-Colored Puppeteer", in Windows canon she goes from having blue eyes in Perfect Cherry Blossom to green in Immaterial Missing Power, orange in Imperishable Night, and then green again in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody and Hisotensoku.
  • Lonely Doll Girl: She does have shades of this in canon, since she's something of a loner and she tends to have one-sided conversations with her dolls, but fanon likes to exaggerate it.
  • Make My Doll Grow: The Level Titania & Goliath Doll, her last 2 cards in Cirno's Final Boss fight in Hisoutensoku. The latter is a Survival Card.
  • Marionette Mistress: Her puppets, however, have no degree of automation, so even though she uses them to clean her house, it doesn't really make it much easier since she has to micromanage every single one of them. It makes her habit of holding one-sided conversations with them a little odder, too.
  • Mundane Utility: Alice uses her doll army to do the chores.
  • Recurring Boss: In Mystic Square, she is the stage 3 boss and the Extra stage boss, then in Perfect Cherry Blossom, she appears multiple times in stage 3.
  • Same Character, but Different: In Mystic Square, Alice is a resident of Makai, supposedly a demon created by Shinki like everyone else there. However, when she was reintroduced for the Windows series, her background was changed so that she is a youkai magician living in the Forest of Magic (and, at least according to Akyuu, she was born human and became a magician through training). She also looks much older, despite there only being one game between appearances and no one else aging as distinctly, and has gained a surname and a focus on dolls.note  Fans have come up with numerous theories to explain this discrepancy.
    • It's also worth noting that in Perfect Cherry Blossom if you are playing as Reimu when you meet her, she clearly remembers Reimu although Reimu has no idea who she is thanks to her changes, thus reinforcing they are the same people.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Spell Book: Since her appearance as Bonus Boss in Mystic Square, she's always seen carrying a sealed book, but hasn't opened it since then. This is what happened when she did. In Mystic Square it's titled "The Grimoire of Alice" while the Windows book has no visible label, but it's strongly implied that she still owns a book by that name.note 
  • Theme Naming:
    • Location Theme Naming: Many of Alice's spell cards are named for places. Most famous are her "Eerily Luminous Shanghai Dolls" and "Hanged Hourai Dolls", to the point where fanworks almost universally portray her with individual dolls named Shanghai and Hourai, although in Perfect Cherry Blossom she seems to have quite a large collection from all over the world, such as "Chalk White Russian Dolls" and "Benevolent French Dolls".
    • Colourful Theme Naming: Using a color theme similar to the one used in Ran, Chen, and Yukari's names, Alice's title is the "Seven-Colored Puppeteer". Since Reimu is only a red and white shrine maiden, Alice asserts that Reimu is only 28.5714% (or 2/7ths) as strong as her in the dialogue before her boss fight.note 
  • True Sight: Has the ability to perceive Keine's true form, Mokou's immortality, and the invisible light of the full Moon just by a glance.
  • Tsundere: In canon, she's more a loner engrossed in her studies who doesn't speak much. When she does get away from her books long enough, she's known to be friendly to anyone who isn't Marisa. Fans just liked her better as a tsundere.
  • Unknown Rival: Reimu doesn't recall her name both times they fight after her initial appearance, first in the extra stage of Mystic Square. She fails to recognize her completely in their reunion in Perfect Cherry Blossom. Naturally, Alice was annoyed. She didn't really seem to care much after that, and they're shown to be on at least decent terms later on.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Alice and Marisa spend most of their time onscreen together snarking at each other, but she's probably Marisa's closest friend apart from Reimu.
  • Witch Species: What Alice eventually became as a result of her research into magic.
  • Willfully Weak: She never fights at her full strength, because she's afraid of what it might mean if she lost while going all out. This idea is often connected to the fact that she carries a grimoire that she's never been seen opening since her PC-98 appearance.


Black Witch

"I'll lead you to a place where you can rest forever ♥."

Tries to stop the player character once she gets into Makai, alongside Mai. Looks a bit like Windows era Marisa.


White Witch

"Now that she's not dragging me down, I can finally get serious."

Fights the heroine alongside Yuki. Quiet. Usually.



"How can you let such a person just leave like this!"

A blade-throwing maid and one of Shinki's strongest servants. Tries to protect Shinki from the heroes. Fails. Basically Sakuya without the time powers.

  • Knife Nut: Technically, they're swords, but she uses them like knives.
  • Intangible Man: Woman in her case, but she can temporarily phase out while moving.
  • Leitmotif: "Doll of Misery"
  • Magnum Opus: Shinki outright says "Out of everything I've created, Yumeko was of the highest caliber..." in every scenario except Marisa's, although when pressed by Mima on it she claims Yumeko is "a normal inhabitant of Makai" and "not a golem".
  • Ninja Maid: The original one from the series.
  • Space Master: Implied to be this, with her being intangible when moving, the background being distorted during her fight, and her swords having fancier materializing animations compared to other projectiles in the game.
  • Storm of Blades: Her bullets are lots and lots swords.
  • Straight Man: In the most of comedic doujinshis featuring both her and Shinki, Yumeko fills this role.


Goddess of Devil's World

"Defeat me? How foolish!! A shrine maiden is nothing more than a dog of the gods."

The creator of Makai. Since she allowed a travel agency in Makai to organize tours into Gensokyo, the heroines decide to beat her up.

  • A God Am I: Almost said word for word. Justified Trope since, well, she is a God.
  • Action Mom: Fanon plays with this due to her saying that everything in Makai is her creation, which would presumably include Alice, as well. Her reaction to Yumeko's defeat is 'Oh my, I can't believe my little Yumeko lost...'
  • Affably Evil: The whole reason that Reimu, Marisa, and Mima went to fight her is that she was allowing demons from Makai to cross over to Gensokyo as tourists. This started causing problems there.
  • Creating Life: Explicitly stated to have created Yumeko and all other Makai residents. Whether or not this includes Alice is up to speculation and individual interpretation.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Has white hair, dresses in blood-red robes with black and white hems, has dark wings covered in ominous symbols, is the creator of the Realm of Demons and all of its demonic denizens, yet she completely averts the White Hair, Black Heart, Red and Black and Evil All Over and Evil Wings tropes and flips the idea that demons are evil on its head for good measure.
  • Death In All Directions: Literally in the later portions of her winged form attack, including Beam Spam and even More Dakka than usual.
  • Doting Parent: Fanon interaction with Windows-era Alice.
  • Energy Weapon: Has a particularily awe-inspiring penultimate attack that covers most of the screen in sweeping lasers and bullet patterns. She actually ends up destroying Makai with this attack. The attack pattern was later reused by Byakuren as her "Devil's Recitation" Spell Card... Well, of course it would be a recitation: Shinki declared it first.
  • God-Emperor: She is the divine creator of Makai and all of its denizens as well as their official ruler.
  • The High Queen: You'd think the creator and ruler of the Demon Realm would fit the other trope but, no, Shinki is consistently depicted in fanworks as a thoroughly wholesome woman, and in canon the invasion of Earth was not so much an "invasion" as it was an unannounced tourism venture.
  • Idiot Hair: Fanon has taken her ponytail as an ahoge, leading to this and this.
  • Leitmotif: "Legendary Illusion ~ Infinite Being". The fangame Magus in Mystic Geometries adds "AN ORDEAL FROM GOD" (composed by ZUN).
  • Marked Change/Mark of the Beast: Localised to her wings.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: At the end of her final attack phase, in the background you can see a bunch of buildings going up in flames.
  • Physical God: And is not one of the lesser goddesses, either, being borderline omnipotent, capable of creating her own world, filling said world with lifeforms and destroying it when she goes all-out. Fanon tends to portray her as being on a level typically reserved for Yukari and Yuuka.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Grows six white seraphic wings for battle. Which then change color to a more demonic purple.
    • Oddly, she loses them again during the final attack, perhaps because she is exhausting the last of her power.
  • Satan: For the Touhou universe, as she's the Goddess of Makai, has white seraph wings that may turn a demonic purple, and lives in "Pandaemonium." Of course this being Touhou means:
  • Satan is Good: She is a friendly person, but can get very annoyed if one attacks her. In fanwork, she is openly presented as caring and nice.
  • Winged Humanoid: Six purple ones with red markings.

Alternative Title(s): PC 98 Era, Touhou Reiiden Highly Responsive To Prayers, Touhou Highly Responsive To Prayers, Touhou Fuumaroku The Story Of Eastern Wonderland, Touhou Story Of Eastern Wonderland, Touhou Yumejikuu Phantasmagoria Of Dim Dream, Touhou Phantasmagoria Of Dim Dream, Touhou Gensokyo Lotus Land Story, Touhou Lotus Land Story, Touhou Kaikidan Mystic Square


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