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{{Infobox Character
| nameJp = {{ruby-ja||さ}}{{ruby-ja|月|つき}} {{ruby-ja|麟|りん}}
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| nameJp = {{ruby-ja|冴月麟|さつきりん}}
 
| nameEn = Rin Satsuki
 
| nameEn = Rin Satsuki
 
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| caption = Rin Satsuki from the [[Miscellaneous illustrations by ZUN#Circle Cut|circle cut]]?
 
| caption = Rin Satsuki from the [[Miscellaneous illustrations by ZUN#Circle Cut|circle cut]]?
 
| species = [[Kirin]]?
 
| species = [[Kirin]]?
| abilities = Unknown
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| occupation = [[Nurse]]?
| occupation = Nurse?
 
| location = Unknown
 
| relationships = Unknown
 
 
| appOfficialgames = *[[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]] (Unused Character, Game data)
 
| appOfficialgames = *[[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]] (Unused Character, Game data)
 
| appMiscworks = *[[Miscellaneous illustrations by ZUN#Circle Cut|Circle Cut]]? (C62)
 
| appMiscworks = *[[Miscellaneous illustrations by ZUN#Circle Cut|Circle Cut]]? (C62)
 
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'''Rin Satsuki''' ({{lang|ja|冴月麟}} Satsuki Rin) was supposed to be the third playable character of ''[[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]'' who was cut during production but still managed to leave a trace in the game data. If you do a text search of the EoSD data files, you can find the name "{{lang|ja|冴月麟}}" near the other playable characters. Associated with her are the attack types {{lang|ja|花符}} (Flower Sign) and {{lang|ja|風符}} (Wind Sign). An alleged portrait of her (or an otherwise unknown character) appears on [[Team Shanghai Alice]]'s circle cut in the Comiket when ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' was first released. The Stage 1 midboss sprites of what looks much like the character in the portrait was found in the code, using a tool to rip graphics from the game.
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{{nihongo|'''Rin Satsuki'''|冴月麟|Satsuki Rin}} is thought to have been the third playable character of ''[[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]'' who was cut during production, but still managed to leave a trace of data about her name in the game data. Nothing is known about her, but the text "{{lang|ja|冴月 麟}}" can be found in the data files near [[Reimu Hakurei]] and [[Marisa Kirisame]].
  
==Character Basis==
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==General Information==
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There's traces of information scattered in relation to ''[[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]'' that could be associated with her. In the games data, there are two attack types: {{nihongo|Flower Sign|花符}} and {{nihongo|Wind Sign|風符}}. An alleged portrait of her (or an otherwise unknown character) appears on [[Team Shanghai Alice]]'s circle cut in the Comiket when ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' was first released (shown in the info box on the left). Additionally, the Stage 1 midboss sprites of what looks much like the character in the portrait was found in the data, using a tool to rip graphics from the game.
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===Occupation===
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Based on a remark by [[Marisa Kirisame]] in her [[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil: Marisa's Extra|Extra Stage]], Rin is theorized to be a nurse, but this is pure speculation. However, in modern Japanese popular culture, the kirin is often conflated with the unicorn (cf. ''Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter''), which has healing powers; this would suggest a connexion between kirin and nurses.
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==Character Design==
 
===Name===
 
===Name===
Her name Rin ({{lang|ja|麟}}) stands for the mythological creature [[Wikipedia:Qilin|Kirin]], prompting some to believe that she was supposed to be a personification of a kirin. This is supported by the fact that by the Japanese name order, her name is "Satsu'''ki Rin'''." Official pronunciation and romanization are unknown. Her name "{{lang|ja|冴月 麟}}" is generally pronounced "Rin Satsuki ({{lang|ja|さつき りん}})."
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Her name {{nihongo|Rin|麟}} stands for the mythological creature [[wikipedia:Qilin|Kirin]], prompting some to believe that she was supposed to be a personification of a kirin. This is supported by the fact that by the Japanese name order, her name is "Satsu'''ki Rin'''." Official pronunciation and romanization are unknown. Her name "{{lang|ja|冴月 麟}}" is generally pronounced {{nihongo|"Rin Satsuki"|さつき りん}}.
  
 
Other possibilities for reading her name includes {{lang|ja|冴}} as ''sae'' or ''kooru'' and {{lang|ja|月}} as ''getsu'' or ''gatsu''. {{lang|ja|麟}} however, has only one reading '''rin'''.
 
Other possibilities for reading her name includes {{lang|ja|冴}} as ''sae'' or ''kooru'' and {{lang|ja|月}} as ''getsu'' or ''gatsu''. {{lang|ja|麟}} however, has only one reading '''rin'''.
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==Additional Information==
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==Fandom==
===Trivia===
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*Fans have different interpretations of her appearance. The most common one is accepting the circle cut as a canonical depiction of Rin then adding colour to her with blond hair, a pink blouse with a red underdress ribbon, as well as having socks that're a light pink in colour. [http://i33.tinypic.com/b3n3mp.jpg This] is an example.
*Based on a remark by [[Marisa Kirisame|Marisa]] in her [[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil: Marisa's Extra|Extra Stage]], Rin is theorized to be a nurse, but this is pure speculation. However, in modern Japanese popular culture, the kirin is often conflated with the unicorn (cf. Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter), which has healing powers; this would suggest a connection between kirin and nurses.
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*Many fans suggest that Rin's more of a [[Fan-made characters|fan-made character]] rather than an official character by [[ZUN]] since certain facts of her character (such as her appearance and colouring) were suggested by fans. In addition, the fact that she doesn't really have an official appearance in any ''[[Touhou Project]]'' work only helps to support this.
 
 
===Fanon===
 
*Different fan interpretations of her appearance exist in addition to the circle cut, such as [http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/334889/ahoge-hair_ornament-kikyo168-long_hair-satsuki_rin this] and [http://unataka.web.fc2.com/rin.html this]. More canonically faithful depictions (if we accept the circle cut as a canonical depiction of Rin) include [http://i33.tinypic.com/b3n3mp.jpg this] and [http://i35.tinypic.com/n5pt06.jpg this] (the latter originally drawn by Nwbi at [http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php MoTK]).
 
**However, most fans in relation to colour has her appearance with blond hair, a pink blouse with a red underdress ribbon, as well as having socks that are a light pink in colour.
 
*Many fans suggest that Rin is a [[Fan-made characters|fan-made character]] since certain facets of her character (such as her appearance and colouring) were suggested by fans; in addition, the fact that she doesn't really have an official appearance in any ''[[Touhou Project]]'' work only helps to support this theory.
 
  
 
==Official Sources==
 
==Official Sources==

Revision as of 11:33, 12 May 2013

冴月麟 (さつきりん)
Rin Satsuki
Rin Saetsuki (さえつき りん)
Rin Saezuki (さえづき りん)
Rin Satsuki
Rin Satsuki from the circle cut?
Species

Kirin?

Occupation

Nurse?

Appearances
Official Games
Miscellaneous Works

Rin Satsuki (冴月麟 Satsuki Rin) is thought to have been the third playable character of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil who was cut during production, but still managed to leave a trace of data about her name in the game data. Nothing is known about her, but the text "冴月 麟" can be found in the data files near Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame.

General Information[edit]

There's traces of information scattered in relation to Embodiment of Scarlet Devil that could be associated with her. In the games data, there are two attack types: Flower Sign (花符) and Wind Sign (風符). An alleged portrait of her (or an otherwise unknown character) appears on Team Shanghai Alice's circle cut in the Comiket when Embodiment of Scarlet Devil was first released (shown in the info box on the left). Additionally, the Stage 1 midboss sprites of what looks much like the character in the portrait was found in the data, using a tool to rip graphics from the game.

Occupation[edit]

Based on a remark by Marisa Kirisame in her Extra Stage, Rin is theorized to be a nurse, but this is pure speculation. However, in modern Japanese popular culture, the kirin is often conflated with the unicorn (cf. Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter), which has healing powers; this would suggest a connexion between kirin and nurses.

Character Design[edit]

Name[edit]

Her name Rin () stands for the mythological creature Kirin, prompting some to believe that she was supposed to be a personification of a kirin. This is supported by the fact that by the Japanese name order, her name is "Satsuki Rin." Official pronunciation and romanization are unknown. Her name "冴月 麟" is generally pronounced "Rin Satsuki" (さつき りん).

Other possibilities for reading her name includes as sae or kooru and as getsu or gatsu. however, has only one reading rin.

Design[edit]

If the girl depicted in the circle cut is Rin Satsuki, then Rin appears to wear a large ribbon on her hair with cherry hair pins and a dress-like blouse. She holds an erhu upside down. The colours are unknown because the circle cut is in monochrome.

Gallery[edit]

Fandom[edit]

  • Fans have different interpretations of her appearance. The most common one is accepting the circle cut as a canonical depiction of Rin then adding colour to her with blond hair, a pink blouse with a red underdress ribbon, as well as having socks that're a light pink in colour. This is an example.
  • Many fans suggest that Rin's more of a fan-made character rather than an official character by ZUN since certain facts of her character (such as her appearance and colouring) were suggested by fans. In addition, the fact that she doesn't really have an official appearance in any Touhou Project work only helps to support this.

Official Sources[edit]