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Doremy
>Your dream self talked and walked like a superhuman. Perhaps you yourself long to be a youkai?

Yukari
>Don't you want to exceed your humanity?

Reimu gazes at Marisa as she contemplates the recent events in Forbidden Scrollery chapter 25.
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>>18148858
It's weird how ZUN keeps building up to Marisa becoming a non-human even though that would never happen because it would obliterate the status quo.
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>>18149024
What are the chances of ZUN making a finale for Touhou or something? Or is it more likely he'll just let the plot thread hang loose?
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>>18148858
>Reimu gazes at Marisa as she contemplates the recent events in Forbidden Scrollery chapter 25
She's just thinking about that sweet, sweet Marisa butt.
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>>18148858
Yay! Another on Reimu's murder list!
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If it's okay for Alice to become a youkai, there's no reason Marisa can't, and there should have been no reason the fortune teller couldn't. Reimu a hypocrite.
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>>18149200
Becoming a youkai isn't the only thing the Fortune Teller did though.
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>>18149200
>Reimu a hypocrite
No, she'd be a hypocrite if she thought it was okay for her to become a youkai but not anyone else.
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>>18149176
She doesn't have to think about it. Marisa is her slave these days pretty much.

>>18149200
Oh look, it's some other retard that doesn't know what "villager" means.
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I'm curious if ZUN is going to resume the plot thread that came up in Marisa's LoLK ending. Marisa has the true power stone responsible for the ULiL incident still. Yukari also told Marisa to cherish her relationship with Sagume.

However, we then go into a completely new plot thread with HSiFS. This time introducing Okina who is a Sage of Gensokyo. Who is also interested in Marisa.

I'm guessing a lot is going to be involving Marisa soon if only in subtle ways.
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>>18149269
not him, but it reads like
"see everything beyond these walls? you will never see anything there."
well, except if you're a little girl
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>>18149200
Please, this is not that kind of thread! I was hoping we could discuss what canon sources have to say about the possibility of Marisa turning, and the recent trend of Marisa being more involved in the resolution of the recent games as explained by >>18149275. Perhaps FS was really about raising the question of what Reimu would do if Marisa turns into a youkai, instead of Kosuzu.
>>18149217 also this
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ZUN would never do it but he always teases it.
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>>18149275
>Marisa has the true power stone responsible for the ULiL incident still.
Didn't Yukari run off with it?
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>>18149335
Nope.

>Marisa couldn't read the thoughts of Yukari and was pressured throughout.
>In the end, she disappeared without laying her hand on the power stone.

She just chatted with Marisa right in her home for a bit then promptly left. It's the most jarring LoLK ending.
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>>18149269
Except Marisa isn't a "villager" either.
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>>18149374
I was objecting to
>and there should have been no reason the fortune teller couldn't.
But like OP said, this is neither here nor there.
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If Marisa truly wanted to leave humanity behind she would have gone through with attaining immortality by eating Mokou's liver in the IN extra but she (and Sakuya) choose to remain normal humans.

>>18149316
That is exactly the type of response you're going to get from a thread like this especially from the "Reimu should kill Alice" autist.
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>>18149425
Marisa has many means to become immortal but she hasn't. I follow the theory that she's too proud of her title of ordinary magician to actually transcend her humanity. That doesn't mean she doesn't lust for power, though. She's always been about power.
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>>18149463
since becoming immortal is a relatively trivial task for her itd make sense she wouldnt worry too much about it since shes still plenty young

more then likely she'll never get old enough for it to be an actual concern either but it does make some sense
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>>18149275
It's just her highly sexy genes. She's just increasing the size of her harem with every game.
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>>18149275
With the reveal that Marisa really is envious of Yukari and Reimu, I'm pretty sure Marisa's gonna be on the spotlight soon.
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I doubt she'll become a youkai, the best we could get is for her to turn into a hermit.
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>>18149200
Alice is a heebie-jeebies creature, not a youkai.
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Nah, Marisa is a smart girl that certainly doesn't want to end up like Mima.
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>>18150139
>Alice is not a youkai
She is literally a youkai. Go play TH08.

>"In Touhou, "magician" is both a profession and a species of youkai."
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>>18150200
She a heebie-jeebies.
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>>18150200
Anon, when he referred to Alice else as a "heebie-jeebies", I don't think anyone should take that seriously.
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>>18150245
She's the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Gensoukyou.
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>>18149057
>What are the chances of ZUN making a finale for Touhou
It has the same chance as a male humanoid character being featured in the games.
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>>18150349
He was about to use Hijiri brother as the boss so it's not the best example.
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>>18149024
>obliterate status quo
Why? Is the full magician route really forbidden? It's not like magician needs fear to exist. They may be called youkai but they are just humans who don't need to eat and age via magic from what I understand.

I mean even Taoists recruit disciples.
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>>18150988
Reimu won't tolerate it. She hates humans who become youkai.
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>>18149275
Okina becoming effectively Yukari for Marisa would be great.
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>>18150200
Dunno, magicians might be called that but they really don't have a proper youkai nature.
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>>18150996
Magicians are kind of a special youkai type. They are more like taoists. But we would never know until ZUN decides to come out with this Marisa issue. Also, it's not like Marisa is a villager, she even lives on the forest were no normal human should never go, so she is a special case.
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Marisa is just Luigi where it'll be teased she's angry inside but they won't do anything with it other than maybe a one-off before returning to the status quo.
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>>18151337
Tanned Marisa for th17?
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>>18149024
> it would obliterate the status quo.
*Somewhere after stage 5*
-Behold, Reimu! I, Marisa, being of red dreams, has finally achieved true wizardhood!
-What do you mean, Marisa?!
-I REJECT MY HUMANITY!!!
-No, Marisa! Don't go full retard.
[TRANSFORMATION NOISES]
*Pop*
-That's it?
-I guess this is it. Kinda anticlimactic, don't you think?
-So, how does it feels?
-Kinda strange. I don't know. It tickles a little bit.
-Huh...
-Yep..
-...
-So we have to fight now or something.
-Hey, Marisa.
-What?
-You said "eject".HEHEHEH
-Shut up, fartknocker.HUHUHUHU
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>>18151184
>it's not like Marisa is a villager
Does it matter? Isn't any human becoming a youkai taboo for reimu? Where does it say this is only limited to villagers?
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>>18152780
And how does Alice connected to this since she is a human who turned into a youkai?

Wouldn't she be a jinyou like page says? >>18148858
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>>18152780
>>18152792
This really isn't that hard, anon.

"oh look bob from around the corner became a youkai and nothing happened to him. now he says being a youkai is fucking awesome, i better become a youkai too."
And then there were no more humans left to feed youkai their fear and they all died.
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>>18152926
wow, so we should kill bob because he found out a new thing?
what should we do next? expect the spanish inquisition?
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>>18152780
In Marisa's case it would probably be more of Reimu being disappointed in her decision rather than, you now, murder. Humans like Marisa (as well as the likes of Sakuya) are already viewed as superhumans by the average villager. A human like Marisa would hardly change the balance of Gensokyo, especially if she just becomes a youkai magician because I dont see how simply not aging or needing too eat anymore is going too cause some sort of apocalypse.
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>>18152780
For her best friend, I'm sure she'll let it slide. It's Marisa we're talking about after all.
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oh great "reimu should kill alice" retard is back
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>>18152182
why is this so real
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>>18150349
Kourin was in HM, for what it's worth
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>>18153073
>I dont see how simply not aging or needing too eat anymore is going too cause some sort of apocalypse.
It won't yeah, but Marisa would end up making the villagers uneasy whenever she's around just like Rinnosuke. He never visibly ages nor attacks anyone and yet people are afraid of him simply because of his lack of aging.
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>>18153056
I like how you completely ignore the latter part, so I will now regard you as a troll.
For shame, anon, you're better than this.
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MIMA IS FUTURE YOUKAI MARISA
SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE YOU FAGGOTS
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>>18152792
>>18152926
>jinyou
No because being a true magician is not going to be easy like killing yourself route. If Villagers think being a true magician is awesome, they can learn magic and work their ass off. It's not like they will succeed for sure. No one is stopping them from trying this route since Miko actually has disciples from the village.

This is what I get form the series at least, Magician despite being called youkai, aren't really the same type of problem.
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Okina will become Marisa's Yukari. Screencap this.
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>>18154529
That's what they said about Sagume.
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>>18154539
And they were correct. Marisa will get backing from more and more people
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>>18153235
zun loves jojo
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>>18154552
>And they were correct.
In what aspect did Sagume become Marisa's Yukari?
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Marisa's entire character trait is to be the Ordinary Magician who works hard in a world of innately gifted superhumans and youkai
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>>18154455
I KNEW IT!
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Any more references in the official works that hint at Marisa's desire to be unhuman? Especially subtle stuff like the last panel.
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>>18154552
>Marisa gets more and more backing from people
>Still can't hold a candle to the Yukari+Reimu tag team
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>>18154010
In Rinnosuke's case its exactly that though. They arent really afraid of him just a bit uneasy. We dont even know how accurate that assessment is because its how he looks at it from his perspective. Doesnt help that in general wants people to leave him alone and isnt the best socially. It also brings up the matter of someone like Keine because surely her age progression is at the very least slowed due too being part Youkai.
In general the way that the villagers handle these things has always not made a whole lot of sense. They supposedly feel uneasy when someone doesnt age but buying shit from the Kappa or being guarded by the Tengu when using the Moriya shrine ropeway is perfectly fine.
Of course, the obvious thing here is that Marisa is already viewed by the villagers as being not like them. If somehow this girl who lives in the Forest of Magic manged too find a way too not age then I dont think anyone would care too much. Also similar too Keine the fact that she has always been a defender of the village would probably make people more accepting of the idea.
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>>18154699
Cmon anon she has way more character traits than just that, but yes it is a big one. An interesting part of her character is the subtle inner conflict she likely has about whether she wants to remain an "Ordinary Magician", or become a Youkai Magician. Either way the fact that she works hard wont change seeing as how Magicians are pretty much beings entirely devoted to magic research. Hell, thats pretty much all Patchouli does. Alice does the same thing but specifically with her dolls.

>>18155630
Well first off the subtlety of the panel in the OP is kinda a problem especially when reading the whole thing because its really hard too tell if this assumption was what ZUN actually intended.
And a far as I know it was brought up in PMiSS, where Akyuu writes about how Marisa may one day become a Youkai Magician. Other than possibly the panel in the OP I dont think it was ever brought up in any of the manga. As far as games are concerned they have always specifically been references too her wanting too simply become immortal, not a Youkai (with the exception of the new win quotes against her AoCF). IN, TD (I think), ULiL and AoCF are the ones I know have references too it.
Oh yeah and the first issue of SCoOW has this: "There are other magicians in Gensokyo besides Marisa: Patchouli, Alice, and Byakuren. However, they are "Magician-Species Youkai" rather than human, for they became able to sustain their life functions though their study of magic. Marisa is still just a human who can use magic for the time being, but it's possible she will head in the same direction in the future. Whatever the case may be, as the leading realist among Touhou characters, it's most likely a matter for the distant future."
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>>18155707
My two cents in regards to Rinnosuke, is that their unease stems from not knowing where the half-human half-youkai shopkeeper sits in terms of alignment.
They know the youkai are youkai, and that humans are humans.
Rinnosuke? Born a half-human half-youkai. Probably the only one too. Unlike Keine who has shown to be very protective of humans, he's not... exactly caring, for lack of better words. So they fear he might embrace the youkai part of himself, endangering the village.
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>>18155778
Will we ever know what Kourin is half of besides human?

I've always thought he was a bit dragon like considering his hoarding nature and innate identify ability.
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https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Curiosities_of_Lotus_Asia/Chapter_31
Wow, Marisa's route in HSiFS is canon as well as Okina asking Marisa to be her servant.
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>>18155900
All four routes are canon. Reimu, Marisa and Aya talked about it in WaHH chapter 42, Cirno's route was confirmed in the latest chapter of VFiS.
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>>18155900
I thought every path in HSiFS is canon?
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>>18155778
Yeah thats basically it I think. Unlike Keine or Marisa who are very well known allies of the village, Rinnosuke has always been a bit of an uncertainty largely due too his personality. This is more than likely where the unease comes from rather than just the fact he doesnt age. Oh yeah and that little fact about his age and how the villagers may be uneasy about is from a chapter in CoLA that came out over a decade ago. Not only has ZUN expanded on the village alot more over the years but things have obviously changed in universe since then as well. ZUN himself probably doenst even remember what he wrote about Rinnosuke's age.
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>>18155900
A new IN-styled game when? Reimu/Yukari and Marisa/Okina as a Stage 4 boss would be amazing.
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>>18153402
Yeah, but he has no major relevance nor does anything.

>>18155778
>>18155919
I always figured the villagers are uneasy around him possibly due to the fact that he grave robs at Muenzuka; someone probably saw him there once and spread the word around, like:
>"That half youkai shopkeeper steals shit off of dead people, is he gonna do that to me?"
And Rinnosuke has no idea since he's not very sociable and just assumes it's because of his lack of aging.

>>18155800
We'll never know unless someone asks.

I kinda wish ZUN would just focus more on Rinnosuke himself in CoLA instead of the girls coming in and chatting about the last game's plot like we didn't already know. Last chapter was a fucking waste of time.
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>>18155945
Naw, Muenzuka is a dangerous place. I doubt any villagers are willing to get close enough to see him there. Not to mention you need to go through two more dangerous area - Forest of Magic and Road of Reconsideration - to get there.

Regarding CoLA, I'm just staying optimistic and believe that ZUN is keeping things under wraps until much later when shit really starts to go down.
It's a wishful thinking, yeah, but it's not like I can do much else.
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>What would make Marisa not want to talk about it? I could think of three reasons. First, that Marisa was lying about resolving the incident. Second, Marisa had actually been won over by the culprit. Third, the culprit is someone she knows and she's covering for her.

habbening :DD
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>>18156129
move over yukari
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>>18156129
>Marisa had actually been won over by the culprit
SLUT
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>>18156176
Marisa gets a god too!
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>>18156129
Marisa didnt want too talk about it because thats what Okina wanted. Even though she was "defeated" she still wins if people are talking about her.
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>>18156129
>Marisa is actually a rape victim
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>>18156257
So Okina is an attention whore?
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>>18156333
That's kinda the whole point of HSiFS, yes.
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>>18155983
You got a point, I forgot about that.

I wanna believe that too, I wanna see Rinnosuke's status quo kinda change up a bit more. Sumireko meeting him and bringing in outside world stuff was a nice first step, just need something else to spice things up that isn't pointless girl talk.
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>>18155920
You still need two more teams for that and there's only one other known sage
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>>18157177
>only one other known sage
Eirin counts as a Lunarian Sage doesn't she? Pair her up with Reisen and as for Kasen, almost anyone desu.
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>>18158069
Kasen and Kosuzu
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>>18158069
The sages you're talking about and a Lunarian sage are two different things.
>and as for Kasen, almost anyone desu.
Stop making her out to be a slut.
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>>18158218
A sage is still a sage, anon. Also
>implying Kasen isn't a slut
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>>18158234
All according to the keikaku
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>>18157177
Reimu / Yukari
Marisa / Okina
Sanae / Kasen
Reisen / Eirin

book it ZUN
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>>18158308
You know, that would actually be a not bad way to reveal another sage (or even two, if he went the two-path route like he did with IN) as the opponent.
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>>18158308
Kasen and Sanae are fundamentally at odds because Kasen is so loyal to Reimu and the Hakurei Shrine.

Judging on WaHH it'd be Sumireko, she keeps bringing her across the border for some reason.
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>>18158482
>she keeps bringing her across the border
Kasen isn't the reason why Sumireko can explore Gensokyo.
And if you meant the other way around, does that actually happen? Kasen is the one of the two that can manipulate the barrier at will (as she does in ULiL to send characters out to fight Sumireko).
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>>18158308
>Reimu / Yukari
Yukarifags needs to piss off right away.
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>>18158744
Ok, who is Yukari going with then?
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>>18158792
Nobody wants to be with nasty old Baba. Let's pretend that Yuyuko is a Ghost sage make a team with Youmu and it call it a day.
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>>18158792
No one likes Yukari. She doesn't has friends as Koishi said and cute youkais always tell the truth.
>>18158832
Also this
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>>18155707
>It also brings up the matter of someone like Keine because surely her age progression is at the very least slowed due too being part Youkai.
In PMiSS it's said that she's basically a normal human until the full moon so she doesn't have any youkai features on her human form.
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>>18158679
I'm inclined to believe Yukari over Kasen when this matter comes up in WaHH, since Sumireko is able to visit more or less at Kasen's request in a couple chapters and help out Reimu when she's depressed. Sumireko visiting regularly comes up in Ch 34 and 35 of WaHH. Kasen tries to play it off as just Sumireko's power but Yukari is pretty confident that Kasen is guiding her into Gensokyo. Yukari confronts her over it since it starts to result in Gensokyo humans being transported to the Outside World in Sumireko's place and Kourin willingly turns a blind eye to them meeting at his shop regularly because he doesn't want to deal with any of that shit and Sumireko keeps bringing him Outside World junk.

The solution to the Humaning Away problem seems to imply that it's entirely Sumireko's decision and power to come to Gensokyo but I'm not so sure that Kasen isn't just deflecting Yukari's accusation to cover up her movements.

Regardless of if Kasen is lying or not, she is consistently meeting with Sumireko in secret at Kourin's shop for reasons we aren't entirely privy to just yet, which is why I would give her Sumireko and Reimu to Yukari, even if Kasen is basically Reimu's mom.
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>>18149200
>this again
alice was a magician prior her arrival to gensokyou, heck she was the death witch back in MS
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>>18149275
I´m still waiting the (premature) return of the evil dragon
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>>18149463
hermithood is still in the realm of posibilities
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>>18154539
but okina is a gensokyo's sage, can create "portals" and is blonde
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>>18158881
Her ability is split between her human and Youkai forms and no matter how human she is when not transformed she is still a therianthrope and therefore still a Youkai. Keep in mind that PMiSS isnt a guide for every detail regarding characters and there is plenty of stuff that Akyuu is unaware of or incorrect about. Something like Keine not aging or having slowed aging is very much in the realm of possibility.
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>>18149200
>If it's okay for Alice to become a youkai,
Alice became a magician long before ending up in Gensokyo.
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>>18166314
Alice!
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>>18166314
She's a "recent" magician actually, though that doesn't mean she didn't become a magician outside of Gensokyo.
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>>18180997
You "recent" her on the outside?
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>>18158482
>>18158308
Kosuzu wanted to become strong like Reimu, Kasen seems like a nice sensei too.
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>>18180997
She's in fact so recent she still eats food out of habit even though she doesn't need to.

She still did her magical transformation thingamajig before entering Gensokyo, not to mention she isn't a villager, making her exempt from the rule.
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>>18155707
They feel uneasy when accepting things from Tengu and Kappa as well. If not for Moriya Shrine, they likely would not have anything to do with the mountain youkai at all
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>>18183405
In the Tengu's case thats valid since they are mainly just acting as guards for getting people too and from the shrine. In the Kappa's case though people always buy shit from them no matter where they decide too do business. I cant think of any specific instances off hand where a human has been shown too not want to buy things from the Kappa. In fact, several of their business ventures in WaHH stirred up alot of excitement with the villagers (like with the Manzairaku).




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