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There fell a great star from heaven,
burning as it were a lamp,
and it fell upon the third part of the rivers,
and upon the fountains of waters.

Touhou Jaseishounote  ~ The Last Comer is a Touhou Project fangame whose script was written by Ido and Yuuyu Hatsuke. The demo of the game was released at Comiket 83. It was released in full on August 26, 2012.

A meteor of incredible spiritual power has fallen into Gensokyo, and with its falling, the star of the Shinto God of Evil, Ame no Kagaseo, has flared up to unprecedented levels. Troubling as it is to the inhabitants of Gensokyo, these events mean something entirely different to the Christian Pantheon (the "pagan gods across the ocean"), and several angels and powers have made their move to Gensokyo to apparently initiate The End of the World as We Know It. Quietly, however, since they have their own issues they're dealing with.

Naturally, the protectors of Gensokyo have something to say about this.


This game contains examples of:

  • Archangel Michael: Shows up as the stage 5 boss.
  • Astrologer: Phiased Pescar; a Magician, one of the Wise Men who had followed the star of Iesua's birth.
  • Back from the Dead: Iesua raises the Three Fairies, Cirno, and Daiyousei from the grave to fight against you. Even though technically, fairies cannot actually die...
  • Badass Cape: Iesua wears a cool red cape.
  • Call-Back: Iesua asks Marisa if the figure of the crucified saint is familiar to her. Marisa replies that it's "more like 'humanity started using the decimal system'", which is the exact same thing she said to Rumia in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil when she tried to invoke the posture.
  • Crossover Cosmology: This being Gensokyo, it's not surprising, but Ame no Kagaseo has been a guise that Lucifer has been using; she joined the Shinto Pantheon because the Japanese don't expect her to do as much evil as Satan is supposed to do.
    • The Meteorite is a piece of the death and darkness, yes, but it's not Wormwood. It's the Greek god Hades' corpse.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In her usual way, Marisa casually snarks at Satan, Archangel Michael, and Jesus.
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  • Four Is Death: Mumumu Mikaboshi is the Stage 4 boss.
  • Genderflip: It's Touhou, and the series has canonical examples of doing it. too. So expect to fight female versions of Satan, Archangel Michael, and Jesus. In that order.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Not a problem for the Christian pantheon; however, Hades/Pluto turned to stone after his last source of faith, the existence of Pluto as a planet, was rescinded.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Iesua has the power to turn water into wine. However, wine is considered Christ's sacred blood, and considering how much water is around us... She was able to work her miracles, including bringing back the dead and walking on water, with this power.
  • Jesus Was Way Cool: A deleted picture of Iesua in the game files shows her body to be covered in bandages and has a Hidden Buxom.
  • Kung-Fu Jesus: Or Danmaku Jesus, as it may be.
  • Light 'em Up: Some of Iesua's attacks are themed after light, such as Most Luminous "Angel Halo". Her final spell also utilizes very, very bright bullets.
  • Messianic Archetype: Well, yes. Iesua is not in Gensokyo to war against Mumumu, she's trying to forgive her and Michel Sant'Angelo.
  • My Greatest Failure: A theme among the higher-ups of the Christian Pantheon.
    • Michel Sant'Angelo feels guilty about Lot's Wife turning into a Pillar of Salt in the Old Testament. She also feels that Lucifer's defection was her fault, and now the Book of Seals was found and opened prematurely by a Sheep Fairy.
    • Iesua Nazarenus feels guilty about doubting God during her last moments of life: "My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me." She feels this polluted her sacrifice and led to Judas' death. She would have forgiven them. She also feels this weakness prevented her from finding Mumumu and making peace with her as well.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Elfin Mint, an incredibly powerful fairy. She was already a high-powered fairy, aka a nymph, in Greek Mythology. She was turned into a weed by Persephone and then turned into mint by Hades/Pluto. The mint she was turned into eventually became a fairy. She's a double fairy.
  • Poke the Poodle: Mint's master plan is to cover Gensokyo with mint plants that calm people down.
  • Retired Monster: Mumumu has been living in Gensokyo as a peaceful minor god, and her time there has mostly erased her legendarily severe side.
  • Satan: Angel of the Star of Venus; the Morning Star, aka Ame no Kagaseo, aka Mumumu Mikaboshi. The Strongest God of Evil currently in the world; she has been keeping a low profile by joining the Shinto pantheon as their God of Evil. Despite keeping a low profile for the last couple thousand years, she has to go into the world every now and then and commit terrible things not to be mentioned here, because it's required. The meteors' fall and the Book of Seals being released has forced her to reveal herself.
  • Spanner in the Works: The meteorite is not Wormwood; it's actually the god-corpse of the Greek God Hades/Pluto.
    • Sheep Fairies are not supposed to open the Book of Seals. Yes, Revelations says "the Lamb" is supposed to be able to do that, but the prophecy shouldn't be that literal.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Iesua judges the player characters and determines their sins (Reimu has pride, Marisa has avarice/greed, and Sakuya is guilty of Sloth). Several of Mumumu's spellcards are also themed after the Seven Deadly Sins.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Iesua, of course. Reimu, being the Deadpan Snarker she is and not knowing that Iesua is the god of the strongest faith in the world, mistakes her for a masochist.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: Corin Charite, who can't stand the taste of blood.
  • Undying Loyalty: The Elfin Mint Fairy's one wish is to bring Pluto's body to Gensokyo to rest.
  • Willfully Weak: In the God Needs Prayer Badly stand-point; many of the newcomers have no shortage at all of followers, or people who think about them all the time. They are very deliberately holding back (even Mumumu) to prevent damaging Gensokyo.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Mumumu's power.

Alternative Title(s): Last Comer


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