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An ability similar to [[Yukari Yakumo|Yukari Yakumo's]] [[Gap|Gaps]]. She causes a door to appear on the back of anything, even living beings. This allows Okina to travel wherever she wishes, or to send something somewhere else. For example, the ''door of the seasons'' that gives the player character their ability to use a season's magic allowed Okina to steal the accumulated magic through their use of the season and expel the player character away to where they gained their ability.  
 
An ability similar to [[Yukari Yakumo|Yukari Yakumo's]] [[Gap|Gaps]]. She causes a door to appear on the back of anything, even living beings. This allows Okina to travel wherever she wishes, or to send something somewhere else. For example, the ''door of the seasons'' that gives the player character their ability to use a season's magic allowed Okina to steal the accumulated magic through their use of the season and expel the player character away to where they gained their ability.  
  
The doors connect to the extradimensional {{nihongo|Land of Rear Doors|後戸の国|Ushirodo-no-Kuni}}, through which a number of other doors of Okina's creation are accessible. Characters themselves also utilize doors on someone else to find Okina.
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The doors connect to the extradimensional {{nihongo|Land of the Backdoor|後戸の国|Ushirodo-no-Kuni}}, through which a number of other doors of Okina's creation are accessible. Characters themselves also utilize doors on someone else to find Okina.
  
 
'''Controlling vitality and mental energy'''
 
'''Controlling vitality and mental energy'''

Revision as of 20:58, 19 August 2017

摩多羅 (またら) 隠岐奈 (おきな)
Okina Matara

Matara Okina
The Ultimate, Absolute Secret God
More Character Titles

Species

Secret God

Abilities

Creating doors on the back of anything

Location

Land of Rear Doors

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games

Okina Matara (摩多羅 隠岐奈 Matara Okina) is the main antagonist of Hidden Star in Four Seasons. She is a God and one of the Sages of Gensokyo.

General Information[edit]

Okina appeared as the Final Boss and Extra Stage Boss in Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

A God of multiple faces and roles, she has remained out of sight for some time. In the past, she was one of the Sages of Gensokyo behind its creation. She has maintained its balance and protected it from the Outside World since then.

Personality[edit]

She is said to be a classic God, having no mercy for those who disrespect her, and blessings for those who revere her. Though "hidden", she is ostentatious, confident and prideful, wanting to stand out and make herself known to others. Seemingly dismissive and insulting toward her servants, she also seems to pity them, wanting to free them of their servitude under her. However, she has also used many before in this role, and believes those she recruits have no right to refuse her.

Abilities[edit]

Creating doors on the backs of anything

An ability similar to Yukari Yakumo's Gaps. She causes a door to appear on the back of anything, even living beings. This allows Okina to travel wherever she wishes, or to send something somewhere else. For example, the door of the seasons that gives the player character their ability to use a season's magic allowed Okina to steal the accumulated magic through their use of the season and expel the player character away to where they gained their ability.

The doors connect to the extradimensional Land of the Backdoor (後戸の国 Ushirodo-no-Kuni), through which a number of other doors of Okina's creation are accessible. Characters themselves also utilize doors on someone else to find Okina.

Controlling vitality and mental energy

Entrusted to Satono Nishida (mental energy) and Mai Teireida (vitality), the two bring out the latent ability and potential of all things through a hectic background dance behind that thing. Somehow, Okina also uses this ability to maintain Gensokyo's balance.

Background Information[edit]

Name[edit]

The first kanji of her name, 隠, means hidden. Okina is the name of a type of ritualized form of Noh, derived from Shinto. It is also the name of a Noh mask sometimes worshipped as a symbol of Matara-jin. Matara is from the first part of Matara-jin, on whom Okina is based.

Origin[edit]

She is based on Matara-jin (摩多羅神), an obscure, multifaceted God primarily of the esoteric Tendai Buddhism sect, introduced by Ennin. Commonly seen with two servants, Teireita and Nishita, Matara-jin came to be called many names, conflated with other deities, or associated with or became the patron of multiple things.

Design[edit]

She has long, blonde hair and yellow eyes. She wears a yellow tabard adorned with constellations, a green skirt, and black boots. On her head is a three-point hat. Her Stage 6 portrait depicts her suspending a drum in midair while sitting on a chair with a door behind her. She is also depicted with a four-color flaming aura.

Okina's Appearances[edit]

Games[edit]

Hidden Star in Four Seasons

Okina emerges from obscurity, wanting to find new replacements for her servants, Satono and Mai. She orders her servants to plant doors on the backs of others and empower them, with the purpose of bringing out their best to see if they are worthy of being Okina's servant. Empowered fairies cause the seasons to go haywire, which causes the player characters to act. Deeming the player characters unworthy, she defeats them by taking the power they've gathered and expelling them to the beginning using the door of seasons planted on their backs. However, after gathering the boundary between seasons instead, the player then returns and manages to defeat her. This is merely an excuse, though. For Okina's true goal is to stand out and make a show of her power, to engrave herself in the hearts and minds of everyone in Gensokyo once again.

Relationships[edit]

Satono Nishida and Mai Teireida

Loyal servants of Okina. Vessels of her power, they act as extensions of her and unflinchingly obey her orders. They seemingly lack the free will to question otherwise. They are becoming less human due to Okina's influence and have little memory of their past, yet maintain their personalities. Whether because they're no longer useful or she pities them, Okina seeks to replace them, which she has periodically. However, after failing to find any, she says she is fine with retaining them. Satono and Mai do not know they are even searching for their own successors.

Minor Relationships[edit]

Yukari Yakumo

Another one of the youkai sages. It's implied in Reimu's extra stage in Hidden Star in Four Seasons that the two are familiar with each other.

Spell Cards[edit]

Additional Information[edit]

  • The silhouette of Okina, along with Mai Teireida and Satono Nishida, appear on the jewel case for Hidden Star in Four Seasons.
  • Okina is one of the three Touhou characters in the entire series to be both a maingame stage boss and the Extra Stage boss, with the other two being Rika in Story of Eastern Wonderland and Alice in Mystic Square.
    • Okina, however, is both the sole Windows-era boss and final boss to share these roles.
    • She is also the first character since Yuuka Kazami from Lotus Land Story to be the boss of two consecutive stages.

Fandom[edit]

Official Profiles[edit]

Official Sources[edit]

References[edit]