The younger of the Aki sisters. A harvest god who toils in the soil for small agriculture. Will trample flat the crops of anyone who incenses her. Doesn't have many followers, nor does she want many. Jealous of her older sister's artistic sense.
The elder of the Aki sisters. A goddess of autumn who paints the changing leaves one by one. Helps the falling leaves along by giving the trees a swift kick. Somewhat of a downer. Jealous of her younger sister's relative popularity.
Magician with a fondness for dolls and puppets. She uses her magic to command them and make them appear to be alive. A former human who became a youkai as a result of her magical endeavors, she lives by herself in the Forest of Magic.
A poltergeist that normally haunts a Western-style mansion. Born from the mind of a mentally-unstable girl. She was drawn to the Probability Space Hypervessel during the events of The Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream.
A magician who believes in science as the most powerful force in the world. She sough to enter the Probability Space Hypervessel with the firm belief that it was a product of science and not magic.
A nekomata and familiar to Yakumo Ran. Being a secondhand familiar to another familiar, she is limited in her power and intelligence. Tries to command cats as underlings to little success. Can be reverted to a wild beast by being splashed with water.
Iconic ice faerie resident of the Misty Lake. First appears wreaking havoc in stage two of EoSD and has been in various games and manga since. Notably low in intelligence for a faerie and also quite strong for one. Freezes frogs for fun.
Faerie from Hell who was purified and turned into a weapon against the Lunarians in Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom. Carries a torch that can drive people into temporary insanity when gazed into. Hecatia's underling. Lives under the Hakurei Shrine.
A fan name for the green-haired, gold-trim-winged faerie that appears as a mid-boss in stage two of EoSD. Doesn't have a canonical profile or personality. Can also apply to faeries of similar appearance that appeared in Visionary Fairies in Shrine.
A baku, a tapir-like youkai that eats dreams. Resident of the Dream World who oversees dreams and keeps the 'dream selves' of people in line. Acquainted somehow with Sagume. Watched over the Kaian Passageway during the events of LoLK.
Resident of Sai no Kawara who is conceptually a combination of the fortune god Ebisu and the leech-like first offspring of Izanagi and Izanami. Skilled at stacking rocks. Popular among the numerous stillborn spirits inhabiting the dry riverbed.
A blonde winged girl that can turn into a bat who is encountered by Reimu in Makai during Highly Responsive to Prayers.
Witch who is unable to age and has a pet cat called Sokrates. Is a direct reference to a character of the same name in the manga Hatarakimono by Izumi Takemoto.
Gatekeeper of Mugenkan. Carries a large scythe.
A swallowtail butterfly faerie of little note. Went haywire briefly during the Four Seasons incident of HSiFS. Temporarily(?) gained some ability to manipulate life-force as a result of Okina's meddling.
This story contains a prominent character that is one of the countless (otherwise) nameless fairies that can be found all over Gensokyo.
This story contains a prominent character who is one of the myriad (otherwise) nameless faeries who serve as maids in the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
The younger of the vampiric Scarlet sisters. Possesses immense destructive power and can be unstable at times, but her activity is mainly confined to the Scarlet Devil Mansion's basement, her volition in the matter somewhat ambiguous.
A former human who used a ritual to revive himself as a youkai after death, recreating himself as a 'ninyou' (lit. 'human youkai'). Deemed a threat by Reimu for existing. Last seen split in half and generally presumed perma-dead.
Unacknowledged daughter of the historic Fujiwara clan of the court. So driven in her quest for revenge against Houraisan Kaguya for 'destroying' her father that she became an immortal herself. Often guides people through the Bamboo Forest to Eientei.
Powerful bake-danuki and something of a self-styled chief of them. Called from outside Gensokyo by her old friend, Houjuu Nue, to assist Byakuren during the events of Ten Desires. A mischievous schemer who hangs around the village. Heavy smoker.
Older sister of Mugetsu and second extra stage boss in Lotus Land Story.
Old turtle that lives in the Hakurei Shrine in the PC-98 games. Is able to fly and Reimu uses him as a mode of transport.
A failed maneki neko who was excluded because of her calico colouring. Went her own way and ended up wandering into Gensokyo. One of many patsies who helped spread the ability cards around Gensokyo in the events of UM.
The shrine maiden of the Hakurei Shrine. She is the main character of the Touhou series and intervenes to resolve incidents and exterminate youkai when needed.
A goddess of creation who invaded the Beast Realm in WBaWC, called by the lamentations of the enslaved human spirits. Created an army of haniwa that was virtually unstoppable by the incorporeal beast spirits until the player characters arrived.
A menreiki, a youkai made of a mass of Noh masks. Created by Prince Shoutoku and originally stabilised by the Mask of Hope before it was stolen, leading to the events of Hopeless Masquerade. Able to manipulate the emotions of others.
Three-bodied goddess who technically governs Hell, though she rarely does any actual governing. Friend of Junko who assisted in her attacks on the Moon. Once tried to turn Gensokyo into Hell as a ploy against chaotic events in the otherworld.
The Ninth and current Child of Miare and head of the Hieda family. Remembers anything she sees and hears once. Tasked with recording the history of Gensokyo and information about youkai in the Gensokyo Chronicle. Also moonlights as a mystery writer.
Magician who serves as the head priest of the Myouren Temple. Came to fear death after her brother died and turned to black magic to maintain her youth. Pretended to exterminate youkai in order to protect them. Sealed in Makai until UFO.
An oft-ignored journalist among crow tengu. Self-styled rival to Shameimaru Aya, with whom she ultimately clashed in Double Spoiler. Writes a low-circulation news periodical mostly running stories pulled from elsewhere using spirit photography.
A deadly dragon-eating centipede rarely seen above-ground. Mines deep in the earth looking for dragon gems to consume. A 'friend' of some convenience to Megumu. Was one of several parties involved in the schemes in Unconnected Marketeers.
Proud and boisterous Celestial who shook Gensokyo during the events of Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. Impervious to almost everything. Responsible for destroying the Hakurei Shrine once. Banished from Heaven for being a troublemaker.
The Chinese gatekeeper of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. A youkai of unknown type. Can control the flow of qi. Practises Tai Chi, among other forms of martial arts. Takes her job seriously but is also prone to napping at inopportune times.
A taiko tsukumogami. Animated by the magic of the Miracle Mallet initially, she quickly figured out that it wouldn't last and swapped her body for a set of digital drum pads. May or may not have played with the Prismriver Sisters at one point.
A powerful oni who inhabits the Former Capital of Hell. One of the Four Devas of the Underground along with Ibuki Suika and two others. Jolly, hard-drinking, and eager to fight.
A nue with a fixation on humans fearing the unknown. Was sealed underground before the events of Subterranean Animism. Changed the form of the Flying Storehouse's pieces into UFOs as a prank. Old friend of Futatsuiwa Mamizou. Otherwise unsociable.
The lunar princess of legend who bewitched men. She was exiled from the Moon for drinking the Hourai Elixir of immortality and subsequently absconded to go into hiding. Lives a charmed life at Eientei, occasionally going into the village with Mokou.
A 'hermit' whose true identity is a massive spoiler and the foundation of the plot of Wild and Horned Hermit. Lives in her dojo in a pocket world created somewhere on the Youkai Mountain. Has the power to command animals. Missing one arm.
An oni modelled after Shuten-douji. Heavy drinker and massive partier who caused all of Gensokyo to have continuous banquets in Immaterial and Missing Power. Wields immensely powerful magic even among oni. Possesses a sake gourd that never runs dry.
Chief of the Crow Tengu, she lives with the rest of the Tengu on the Youkai Mountain. Her business arrangement with Chimata led to the incident depicted in Unconnected Marketeers.
A wolf-woman who went wild during Double Dealing Character. Resident of the Bamboo Forest. Normally shy of people. Hates getting 'hairier' during the full moon. One of the Youkai Grassroots Network. Once tried to eat Wakasagihime.
Leader figure among the Earth rabbits in the Bamboo Forest. Obeys Yagokoro Eirin for unclear reasons. Known to be notably old even among youkai. Consummate liar and lover of mischief. Can confer immense luck to others.
Mid-boss of stage four in Mountain of Faith. Has a profile but no official picture. One of many wolf tengu who guard the Mountain. Stationed behind the big waterfall. Has some kind of antagonistic relationship with Aya. Plays shougi to pass the time.
The knife-wielding chief maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Claims to be human. Devoted to her mistress, though not unknown to ironic remarks. Something of an airhead and a foodie with exotic tastes.
An animated haniwa warrior created by Haniyasushin Keiki. Draws strength from her loyalty to her creator. Tried to stand in the way of the playable characters in stage five of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature.
A divine spirit who has purified herself to leave only her overbearing grudge against Chang'e, ruler of the Lunarians, for her son's death. Friend of Hecatia Lapislazuli. Attacked the Lunar Capital during the events of Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom.
A kasha who carries off corpses in her wheelbarrow if given the chance. Old friends with Reiuji Utsuho. The one who drove the vengeful spirits above-ground in Subterranean Animism, seeking help to deal with her out-of-control friend. Satori's pet.
A plague god who lives around the Youkai Mountain. Her entire being is a mass of misfortune, so she is usually avoided by others. She likes humans and tries to warn them away from the mountain. Promotes nagashi-bina as a way of gathering misfortune.
A wicked hermit from China and longtime affiliate of Toyosatomimi no Miko. Totally amoral and dabbles in thievery and necromancy, among other possibilities. Can make holes in almost anything with her hair ornament. Keeps Yoshika as her jiang-shi.
A nominal human who serves as a schoolteacher in the village. Wants to ensure that people understand the history of Gensokyo and relations between humans and youkai. Turns into a hakutaku on the full moon and becomes irritable and violent.
A yamabiko, one of many creatures who echo sounds in the mountains. Became a disciple at the Myouren Temple out of fear of disappearing because of a growing disbelief in yamabiko. One half of the youkai punk band Choujuu Gigaku.
The usual representative of the kappa in the various Touhou Project works. Business-minded and quick to exploit opportunities for a profit. Can be conceited at times. Her actual position among the kappa is unclear.
Menacing youkai who lives in a field of sunflowers. Enjoys bullying others for fun. Absolutely relentless when provoked. Otherwise polite to others when wandering into the village or elsewhere.
Dragon-turtle matriarch of the Kiketsu Clan. Cruel and calculating. Ropes others into doing her dirty work, including the playable characters during the events of WBaWC. Has a rivalry with Kurokoma Saki and the Keiga Clan.
A small-fry amanojaku. Like her species suggests, a complete contrarian. Loves sowing chaos for the sake of it but isn't particularly dangerous on her own. Goaded Sukuna Shinmyoumaru into using the Miracle Mallet, causing the events of DDC.
A large disc with the image of a girl that serves as as a boss in Highly Responsive to Prayers.
Ordinary human magician who, along with Reimu, is one of the protagonist of the Touhou series. She interacts with both humans and youkai regularly and often takes takes the initiative when it comes to investigating unusual things.
A one-winged Lunarian goddess. She occupies some kind of position of authority on the Moon and was the architect of the plot to move the Lunar Capital to Gensokyo. The universe rearranges itself to work in opposition to anything she says.
Stage one mid-boss in Subterranean Animism. A tsurube-otoshi who mostly inhabits caves and wells. Lives out her life inside a bucket. May or may not be something of an eerie and morose character.
Yumemi's assistant who is specialized in comparative physics. Came from the outside world on the Probability Space Hypervessel.
Lit. "Small Devil", a name given by fans, she's a midboss in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil who does not have an official name nor profile.
The shrine maiden of the Moriya Shrine and servant to Kanako and Suwako. Previously considered more like a living god, she's since accepted simply being human. Has a way of getting arrogant and overbearing when she's outdoing Reimu. Otherwise nice.
A yama-jorou, a type of mountain hag. Runs a gambling den high on Youkai Mountain, as well as overseeing gambling activities at Geidontei in the Human Village. Keeps patrons in line by blowing mind-altering smoke. Called Komakusa-dayuu by patrons.
The spirit of a komainu (lion-dog) who manifested physically as a result of the events of Hidden Star in Four Seasons. Claims to have watched over the Hakurei Shrine for a long time. Has a natural inclination towards shrines and temples.
A satori, a mind-reading youkai. Satori's younger sister. Shut her third-eye to run from unkind thoughts and became mindless. Wanders around practically invisible to others without a care in the world.
A satori, a mind-reading youkai. Manager of the vengeful spirits of the underground and mistress of the Palace of the Earth Spirits. A loner who enjoys books and the company of her pets. Feels sick when staying above-ground too long.
The final encounter in the Hell route of Highly Responsive to Prayers. Wields a sword.
Half-ghost gardener of Hakugyokurou in the Netherworld. Wields two swords with a high degree of skill, owing to training from an early age. Takes everything seriously and is a bit lacking in common sense. Bullied relentlessly by her mistress.
Oddball princess who calls herself a police officer. Strikes anyone she meets as being 'off'. Arrests Reimu in her ending to Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream.
Tube fox who worms her way into people's minds with seductive whispers. Loves creating havoc through manipulation. Acts as Megumu's messenger but is clearly not that loyal, celebrating the betrayal of her master by Tenkyuu Chimata during UM.
A nun at the Myouren Temple who commands Unzan, a giant nyuudou. Loyal to Hijiri Byakuren but can also be a bit rebellious at times. Tries to be somewhat young and fashionable in her own way.
An earth spider who prowls entrances to the underground. Controls disease, though she doesn't seem prone to actively infecting people. Supposedly cheerful and sociable, though she mostly attacks playable characters without much restraint.
The black-winged mini horse matriarch of the Keiga Family of the Beast Realm. At odds with Kicchou Yachie and the Kiketsu Family. Has incredibly powerful legs but is also acknowledged by her own underlings as being a bit dumb.
Vampire and gatekeeper that is found by the Lake of Blood.
A yuki-onna. Has some degree of control over coldness in the wintertime. Fears the coming of spring and hides away until winter. Powerful in her own right but more of a nuisance than an active danger.
Excitable faerie who announces the coming of spring and promptly disappears. Shows her excitement in bursts of bullets. May or may not dress in black for those appearances in Hell.
Demon from Makai that was attempting to go to the human world.
Chestnut-mouthed, coffee-loving bibliophile of the Three Faeries of Light. Has the ability to silence all sound around her. Tends to be a voice of 'reason' for the trio, though she's not particularly smart herself.
The straight-laced overachieving eldest of the Prismriver Sisters. A poltergeist who plays a ghostly violin that depresses people. Very gloomy and quiet herself.
The sly and calculating youngest of the Prismriver Sisters. A poltergeist who primarily performs on a ghostly synthesizer. Pushes her sisters to do the dirty work before stepping in herself. Acts independently if she has some underlying motive.
Witch of few words that uses ice magic. Along with Yuki, she tried to stop the heroines from going deeper into Makai.
A human student in Kyoto. One of the two principle characters of ZUN's music CD stories and one half of the Sealing Secrets Club. Relative psychology major with an interest in the supernatural and dreams. Sees supernatural boundaries.
One of the youkai sages who built Gensokyo and the chief instigator of the events of Hidden Star in Four Seasons. Can open doors on others' backs. An esoteric god of many names. Once took in all of Gensokyo's zashiki-warashi.
A youkai who was originally a discarded doll. Has the ability to manipulate poison and uses the ability liberally. Found in the vicinity of the Hill of the Nameless.
Samurai and stage 2 boss in Story of Eastern Wonderland who covets the power of the Hakurei.
The strange and off-tempo middle child of the Prismriver Sisters. A poltergeist who plays a trumpet that drives people into a frenzy. Considered the most dangerous of the three because she's difficult to communicate with and can fly off the handle.
An evil spirit who appears in several PC-98 games. Haunts the Hakurei Shrine and seeks revenge on humanity for unclear reasons. Has deep insight into the Hakurei Shrine due to her age. Originally Kirisame Marisa's master in the PC-98 canon.
A jiang-shi controlled by Kaku Seiga. She has the ability to consume anything, including ghosts and spirits. Has been prevented from rotting through careful maintenance, but her brain is rotten.
A hashihime who skulks around the caverns of the Underground. Holds the power to induce jealousy in others in order manipulate them or drive them mad. Despite her species name, has nothing to do with bridges.
Devotee of esoteric Taoism and fanatical follower of Toyosatomimi no Miko. Revived along with her fellows during the events of Ten Desires. Afraid of Buddhist icons and known to set fire to them. Has a historical rivalry with Soga no Tojiko.
Half-youkai proprietor of Kourindou. A pack-rat and an otaku in the very deepest sense of the word. Talks like he has deep knowledge of things when he actually doesn't know the first thing about anything. Gets taken advantage of by Reimu and Marisa.
The original god of the Moriya Shrine, now second fiddle to Kanako. Lost a war to Kanako many centuries ago. Content to chill and let her divine former rival gather faith. Often seen helping out with one of Kanako's operations.
The poster girl of the Suzunaan book lender and one of the principle characters of Forbidden Scrollery. Has the ability to comprehend text in any language, though she lacks any inherent ability to understand it. Fond of collecting youkai books.
Demon whose appearance is like that of a stereotypical maid. Younger sister of Gengetsu.
A ship ghost who capsizes boats and drowns the passengers. Ran amok for a while before being pacified by Hijiri Byakuren. Became the captain of the flying ship used by Byakuren's followers in Unidentified Fantastic Object.
Night sparrow youkai who runs a grilled lamprey stand out in the wilderness. Makes people night-blind by singing and then scams them into eating at her cart with the promise of a cure. One half of the youkai punk band Choujuu Gigaku.
Messenger of the Dragon Palace. Patterned after an oarfish, whose species name in Japanese is the same as her named species. Flies around and reads the atmosphere. Concerned with the movements and actions of Hinanawi Tenshi. Mostly observes people.
Mouse youkai who douses for sought-after items using wild mice. Nominally an underling of Shou, she was dispatched by Bishamonten himself and has a large ego as a result. Lives away from the Myouren Temple in a hut she built at Muenzuka.
The oni mastermind of the incident in UDoALG. Proposed the break-off of Former Hell and is accordingly well-known in the underground. Deferred to by the matriarchs of the Beast Realm. Manipulated even a tube fox.
One of Matara Okina's pair of Backup Dancers. Draws out others' mental energy by dancing behind them. The calmer and more cautious of the two, though she can be overconfident at times. Thinks only of serving Okina.
A gatekeeper of Hell and also the god Niwatarijin, god of fowl. Can heal sore throats. Wishes to raise the status of chickens in the world of humans. Tested the playable characters' might in WBaWC on Shiki Eiki's orders. Lives on the Mountain.
The prime instigator of events in the PC-98 game Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream. A university professor from outside Gensokyo who is interested in magic and wishes to study it. Has an assistant, Kitashirakawa Chiyuri.
The poster girl of Geidontei. A zashiki-warashi with the ability to manipulate others' memories and induce nightmares via alcohol. Runs an izakaya for youkai out of Geidontei in secret at night. Has a whale motif for some reason.
Lackadaisical ferrywoman of the dead. Can manipulate distances and does so when actually doing her job. Chatterbox who spends the entirety of her work talking to the mute spirits she ferries. Carries a scythe but doesn't actually reap the dead.
Youkai with a vaguely Chinese motif. Gets in the way of the playable characters in the PC-98 game Lotus Land Story. Seems overconfident but is very quickly dispatched.
Unsociable magician who inhabits the Scarlet Devil Mansions library as its librarian. Specialises in elemental magic corresponding to the typical Neo-Confucian elements. Asthmatic and generally unhealthy. May have released the red mist in EoSD.
A moon rabbit who fled to Earth in the events of Silent Sinner in Blue. Named for a different, more prominent Reisen, who was once a pet of the Watatsuki sisters.
A moon rabbit now resident on Earth. Has the ability to manipulate wavelengths. Betrayed her comrades and deserted the moon, taking up refuge at Eientei. Serves as Yagokoro Eirin's underling. Sells medicine in the village in disguise.
A hell raven granted the power to control nuclear fusion. Recognised by Yasaka Kanako as being empty-headed enough to receive the power of Yatagarasu. Old friend of Kaenbyou Rin. One of Satori's many pets. Maintains the underground reactor.
The elder of the vampiric Scarlet sisters. Covered Gensokyo in red mist out of a dislike for the sun. Needy, demanding, and childish in character. Claims power over fate.
First (and extra) boss in the first shoot 'em up Touhou game. Creator of the Flower-tank and Evil-Eye Σ.
A moon rabbit and member of the Eagle Ravi vanguard team sent to Gensokyo during the events of Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom. Incredibly laid-back. Gains power through eating dango. Runs a dango stand that often outdoes Seiran's.
A youkai of darkness with a ravenous hunger for meat. Walks around with zero visibility inside a ball of darkness, often running into trees in the process. Not very intelligent. Has an amulet she can't remove tied into her hair like a ribbon.
Robot maid that Reimu received in the ending of Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream. Used to belong to Okazaki Yumemi. Not very good at cleaning. Named for a character from a Takemoto Izumi manga.
A ghostly princess who holds domain over the Netherworld. Has the power to invoke death in living things. Seemingly playful and carefree despite a tragic past, though she often knows more than she lets on. Fond of bullying Youmu.
Mountain hag who can stake out 'holy ground' for herself. Wields a hatchet threateningly. Known to invite shrine maidens in for tea, possibly to be dinner. Helps lost people in the mountains after scaring them.
A stage 1 Boss who, during the events of Mystic Square, tried to keep the heroines from going through the door to Makai found within the mountains.
An angelic-looking being who serves as the final encounter within Makai in Highly Responsive to Prayers.
A moon rabbit and member of the Eagle Ravi vanguard team sent to Gensokyo during the events of Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom. She is the one who often gets stuck out in front of danger. Runs a dango stand that lags behind Ringo's in popularity.
A rokurokubi, a youkai known for its long neck. Can separate her head from her body. One of the small-fry youkai who went wild in Double Dealing Character. Considered one of the Youkai Grassroots Network, but her connection is ambiguous.
One of many crow tengu. Runs the Bunbunmaru Newspaper, which enjoys a degree of circulation even outside of the Youkai Mountain. Has a predilection for covering cute girls and danmaku. Conveniently interprets facts and intermixes opinions in stories.
The Yama of Gensokyo, judge of the afterlife. Oversees the cycle of death and rebirth for Gensokyo. Takes time out of her work to admonish people and try to guide them away from a sentence to hell. Formerly a jizou who was promoted.
The first boss in Highly Responsive to Prayers. An entity that changes its form as the confrontation progresses.
Final boss of Mystic Square. God and creator of Makai and everything within it.
A vengeful spirit, left without a body thanks to her rival Futo. Able to call down thunder with her rage. Turned to esoteric Taoism in secret and sold out her clan during the historical conflict with the Mononobe.
Ellen's pet cat that can be found resting on her shoulder. Along with his mistress, is a reference to the manga Hatarakimono by Izumi Takemoto.
A monkey god who inhabits the yamanba's sacred ground on the Mountain. Consumed the land's spirits and became a youkai at Zanmu's direction. Subsequently joined the Kiketsu as part of Zanmu's schemes. Somehow acquainted with Sanae prior to UDoALG.
The impish, crafty, but cowardly lush of the Three Faeries of Light. Can detect the presence of living things nearby. Tends to ditch her friends at the first sign of trouble. Makes a mean butterbur tempura.
One of many descendents of the legendary Issun Boushi. Used the Miracle Mallet in a bid to improve the lot of the inchlings, resulting in the events of Double Dealing Character. Normally tiny in stature without magical assistance.
Boisterous, dimwitted, and energetic 'leader' of the Three Faeries of Light. Can bend light in order to turn herself and others invisible. Often gets the three of them into trouble by instigating ill-advised pranks on shrine maidens and others.
Goddess who crafts magatama. Can use her own magatama to read people's thoughts and motives. Creator of the Hakurei Yin-Yang Orbs. Knowledgeable about dragon gems and Izanagi Objects. Redirected the playable characters to the Mountain in UM.
Tsukumogami created from an unwanted umbrella. Modelled on an ippon-datara, so she is somehow capable as a blacksmith. Primary occupation is trying to surprise people, which she's not often good at. Beloved by children but a nuisance to others.
One of Matara Okina's pair of Backup Dancers. Draws out others' latent vitality by dancing behind them. The more energetic and active of the two, with a tendency to be klutzy. Thinks only of serving Okina.
A god of commerce whose power only manifests during the opening of markets. Formed the basis of the ability cards' operation during the events of Unconnected Marketeers. Betrayed Iizunamaru Megumu after regaining her power.
Officially unnamed book-reading youkai that Reimu assaults in the first chapter of Curiosities of Lotus Asia. Named based on a general resemblance to a crested ibis (JP 'toki').
A tiger youkai, though only based on the ancient Japanese's idea of a tiger rather than an actual one. Made into an avatar of Bishamonten for Byakuren's purposes. Has an important position in the temple but isn't bound by the same rules.
The unwilling matriarch of the Gouyoku Alliance from the Beast Realm. Her species is officially a 'toutetsu' (ZH 'taotie'), but her design motif is that of a sheep. Possesses an immense appetite.
Superhuman saint who is credited as the legendary Crown Prince Shoutoku. Took up esoteric Taoism under Seiga's tutelage for private power and publicly boosted Buddhism for political power. Unburied after centuries as a pseudo-immortal in Ten Desires.
The 'elder' of the Tsukumo 'sisters'. A biwabokuboku, a youkai that is basically a self-playing biwa. Became a tsukumogami at the same time as Yatsuhashi. Calm, collected, and adult-like. Swapped her body thanks to Raiko's guidance.
The 'younger' of the Tsukumo 'sisters'. A kotofurunushi, a type of youkai that is basically a self-playing koto. Became a tsukumogami at the same time as Benben. Reckless and hot-tempered. Swapped her body thanks to Raiko's guidance.
A nyuudou that protects Ichirin. Stubborn and quiet with a strong sense of duty.
A human student in Kyoto. One of the principle characters of ZUN's music CD story series and one half of the Sealing Secrets Club. A super unified physics major with an interest in the supernatural. Can tell time by looking at the stars and moon.
An outside human with an occult fixation. The instigator of the Occult Balls Incident. Subject to self-aggrandising delusions of uniqueness and superiority despite being relatively unremarkable. Crosses into Gensokyo in her sleep.
An ushi-oni who fishes the Sanzu River. Carries a stone baby that she may or may not trick people into holding. Trades in prehistoric fish that swim the river of the dead. Got in the playable characters' way in WBaWC on the way to Hell.
A mermaid who lives in the Misty Lake. Influenced by the Miracle Mallet during Double Dealing Character and got a bit rowdy. Part of the Youkai Grassroots Network with other small-fry youkai. Acquainted with Imaizumi Kagerou.
The calm and adult elder Watatsuki sister. Has the ability to bridge the mountains and sea, effectively governing connections between the Earth and Moon. Mostly operated in the background during SSiB. Effectively her sister's mother-in-law.
The martial and hot-tempered younger Watatsuki sister. Capable of calling down heavenly gods. Devastated Reimu and company when they showed up on the Moon in Silent Sinner in Blue. Married to her nephew.
A firefly youkai. Hates humans looking down on bugs. Can control legions of insects and other bugs. Has the brain of a bug, forgetting old information quickly.
A genius from the Moon. Can cure almost any disease and produce medicines with no side effects. Exiled from the Moon for drinking the Hourai Elixir like her mistress, Houraisan Kaguya. Has nominal command over the rabbits of Eientei.
A nine-tailed fox and Yakumo Yukari's familiar. Capable of making immense calculations easily. Does most of Yukari's work maintaining the Hakurei Barrier. Has a nekomata familiar, Chen. Fond of fried tofu.
One of the youkai sages who built Gensokyo. Responsible for maintaining the Hakurei Barrier, though she leaves most of the work to her familiar Ran. Appears and disappears through gaps in space. Spends a lot of the time sleeping.
The most eloquent of the Youkai Mountain's yamawaro and thus their de-facto representative. Played a part in the dissemination of the ability cards during the events of UM.
Chief god of the Moriya Shrine. Plays herself as a shrewd businesswoman type and often has various unclear plans going on or is otherwise doing things with unclear motives. Vain and very like a 'classical' god.
A magician who was once a jizou statue in the Forest of Magic, brought to life by the latent magical energies of the forest. Somehow an acquaintance of Marisa's. Helped the playable characters find Okina in HSiFS.
A yomotsu-shikome employed as a 'guide' to Hell. Tempts people into falling with sweet promises. A stalker who can't be escaped. Obsessed with Zanmu to the point of getting in her way while trying to be 'helpful'. Masochist.
Haughty and greedy plague god who kicked up a fuss in the events of Antimony of Common Flowers along with her sister. Goads people into spending wastefully. Once trained at the Myouren Temple to better herself but grew tired of it.
Poverty god who caused trouble for Gensokyo along with her sister in the events of Antimony of Common Flowers. Ruins food, drink, and all else by her mere presence. Possesses others and prevents them from ever making money. Once attached to Tenshi.
Witch that uses fire magic. Along with Mai, she attempted to stop the heroines from traveling further into Makai. The more boisterous of the pair.
A maid in Makai who is protective of her mistress, Shinki. Throws bladed weapons in her attacks.
A group of evil eyes encountered by Reimu in Makai in Highly Responsive to Prayers.
The story is told from the direct perspective of one of the principle actors. Characterised by use of the pronoun 'I' in the narrative.
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The tagged story features a principle character who operates in a morally ambiguous fashion despite being aligned with some moral 'good' from the standpoint of the audience.
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The story is written for the purposes of participating in a site event.
The tagged story features characterisations different to generally acknowledged portrayals of characters, largely based off of depictions in other fan works with no canonical basis. Disagreements with portrayals is not grounds for this tag.
One or more characters of primary focus in the story are female gendered.
The way text is formatted factors heavily into the narrative presentation of the story.
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The thematic content of the story makes a prominent shift in one or more parts of the plot.
One or more of the characters of primary focus in the story is one of the yaoyorozu-no-kami or other deity figures, whether actually existing or original creations of the author.
The tagged story features one or more posts written by someone other than the present author of the story. Does not apply in cases where a story changed authors.
One or more characters of primary focus in the story are human.
One or more characters of primary focus in the story are male gendered.
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One or more characters of primary focus in the story serve as both narrator and an actor or direct observer of events occurring in the story, as opposed to merely recounting a narrative to the reader. May or may not imply a framing narrative.
The tagged story features one or more characters that are entirely original creations of the author in prominent roles. Does not apply in cases of incidental background characters.
The tagged story features a backdrop for its events that is entirely the invention of the author. Does not apply in cases of character's houses or areas that are unnamed but otherwise canonically featured in Touhou Project media.
One or more characters of primary focus in the story are normally resident in the 'real world' outside of the Hakurei Barrier. Does not have to be human. Does not apply in cases of canonical characters who came from the outside unless plot-relevant.
The tagged story contains content that is written in some form of metre or in some verse format, whether as part of the main body of the text or as a part of the story.
The tagged story is characterised by containing extensive allusions to or direct quotations from other works and/or content that heavily draws from memes or ideas established outside of the story.
The tagged story has had changes made to its plot events as a result of later authorial decisions. This tag applies whether the retcon is only partial or total.
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The narrative perspective of the tagged story is subject to subjective commentary, distortions, and/or selective portrayal that is at odds with the presumed actual events of the plot.
One or more characters of primary focus in the story are humans normally resident in the Human Village.
One or more of the characters of primary focus acts based on apparent motivations that are assumed to be against the morals of the audience and thereby considered 'bad'.
The tagged story features a youkai as one of its principle actors. This tag can be used as a sort of catch-all for non-human characters, except in cases where a more appropriate tag already exists.
The tagged story contains significant thematic content around combat or other high-energy, fast-paced events, often with a heavy emphasis on suspense and conflict between principle characters.
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The tagged story features content meant to provoke a humorous response from the reader as a prominent thematic element of its plot events.
The tagged story contains significant thematic content based around depicting the process of one or more principle characters going through a process of growth and maturation, either physically, mentally, or spiritually.
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The tagged story features interpersonal struggles between characters and/or internal conflicts as a prominent thematic element of its plot events.
The tagged story contains sexual content primarily centered around specific paraphiliae, e.g., BDSM, tentacles, urination, etc. Simple presence of such content doesn't necessarily qualify for this tag.
The tagged story contains significant thematic content based around two or more principle characters developing a fascination for each other that may or may not turn romantic, often with an emphasis on innocence and confusion.
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The tagged story makes speculative attempts at portraying Touhou Project characters in a time period beyond the 'present' state of the series.
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The tagged story contains significant thematic content based around relative morality or amorality and a fixation on the brutishness of life, its cheapness in the face of an uncaring world, and its inherent violence in the struggle to survive.
The tagged story features as a significant thematic focus the formation of multiple relationships between various romantic interests and a single principle character.
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The tagged story features significant thematic content based around one or more principle characters exploring and/or learning about occult or supernatural phenomena that can have some methodology or philosophy applied to them.
The tagged story contains high degrees of thematic content based around commentary upon the story itself or the storytelling medium.
The tagged story contains significant thematic contents focused around the search for facts and material evidence in order to resolve an outstanding riddle or dilemma of unknown cause or origin.
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The tagged story contains as part of its plot an attempt at portraying the background of a canonical Touhou Project character and how they came to their present state of being, attitude, and so on.
The tagged story takes place in the 'real world' outside the Hakurei Barrier for a non-trivial proportion of its plot.
The tagged story contains significant thematic content based around imitating, mocking, or commenting upon other particular works or works of a similar style, genre, or focus, often ironically comedic but not necessarily so.
The tagged story features significant thematic content based around interactions with or between governing bodies or organisations, often with an emphasis on power and control and diplomatic conflicts that arise over them.
The tagged story features the development of romantic relationships between two or more characters as a prominent thematic element of its plot events.
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The tagged story features significant thematic content based around speculative portrayals of science and/or technology.
The tagged story is characterised by primarily being about one or more principle characters travelling around the setting having sexual relations with various other characters.
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