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| caption = Rin Satsuki from the [[Miscellaneous illustrations by ZUN#Circle Cut|circle cut]]?
 
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{{nihongo|'''Rin Satsuki'''|冴月麟|Satsuki Rin}} would have been the third playable character of ''[[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]'' but was cut during production due to time constraints<ref>[[ZUN's AWA Q&A Panel]]</ref>.
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{{nihongo|'''Rin Satsuki'''|冴月麟|Satsuki Rin}} would have been the third playable character of ''[[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]'' but was cut during production due to time constraints<ref>[[ZUN's AWA Q&A Panel]]</ref>. A trace amount of data about her name was left in the game data. Not much is known about her, but the text "{{lang|ja|冴月 麟}}" (or the hex code "<tt>8D E1 8C 8E 20 97 D9</tt>", Shift-JIS encoding) can be found in the "<tt>{{lang|ja|東方紅魔郷}}.exe</tt>" executable file near [[Reimu Hakurei]] and [[Marisa Kirisame]]'s line of code.
  
 
==General Information==
 
==General Information==
Not much is known about her. A portrait of her 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 top-right). A trace amount of data about her was left in the game data -- the text "{{lang|ja|冴月 麟}}" (or the hex code "<tt>8D E1 8C 8E 20 97 D9</tt>") can be found in the "<tt>{{lang|ja|東方紅魔郷}}.exe</tt>" executable file near [[Reimu Hakurei]] and [[Marisa Kirisame]]'s line of code. Additionally, there are two attack types: {{nihongo|Flower Sign|花符}} and {{nihongo|Wind Sign|風符}}, which refer to the cherries she wears in her hair and her erhu respectively. Additionally, shown in the data files by using a tool to rip graphics from the game, there is an unused character in the Stage 1 enemy sprites that resembles the character in the portrait.
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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, shown in the data files by using a tool to rip graphics from the game, there is an unused character in the Stage 1 enemy sprites that looks much like the character in the portrait, although there's a possibility that this was originally going to be [[Rumia]].
  
There is some implication that Rin Satsuki is Lucifer, as suggested by the python skin on her erhu and "Embodiment of Scarlet Devil" represented by the circle cut. Additionally, "rin" can be written as 燐 for phosphorous, which looks similar to 麟.
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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]] <ref>''Maybe I shoulda said "nurse"?'' - Marisa, Extra Stage</ref>, 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.
[[Clownpiece]] appears at the [[Sea of Tranquility]] in ''[[Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom]]'', referencing the clownish ribbon Rin wears in her hair and her surname "冴月" (serene moon).
 
  
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==Character Design==
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[[File:Th06Rin.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Circle cut "poster girl"]]
 
===Name===
 
===Name===
 
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}}.
 
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}}" has however only one reading: '''rin'''.
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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}}" has however only one reading: '''rin'''.
 
 
Her name is overall thematic of the erhu she holds, which has indecent text written on it.
 
  
 
===Design===
 
===Design===
Rin appears to wear a large, clownish ribbon on her hair with cherry hair pins and a dress-like blouse. She holds an [[wikipedia:Erhu|erhu]] upside down with mixed Japanese and Chinese letters written in an autistic, childish manner on it. The colours are unknown because the circle cut is in monochrome.
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If the girl depicted in the [[Miscellaneous illustrations by ZUN#Circle Cut|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 [[wikipedia:Erhu|erhu]] upside down and the colours are unknown because the circle cut is in monochrome. A recent Twitter post revealed the girl in the picture wasn't Rin Satsuki, and instead claimed it was a Team Shanghai Alice "poster girl".<ref>https://twitter.com/cynthia_koko/status/500621570050490369</ref><ref>https://twitter.com/cynthia_koko/status/500651130821431297</ref><ref>https://twitter.com/cynthia_koko/status/500628811478614019</ref>
 
 
There are three different readings for the "周入矛" written on her erhu: circle cut, circumferentially spurred lance or "circumcision", both in mixed Japanese or Chinese, or "to financially support the entering of a spear", in full Chinese.
 
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery perrow="5" widths="120">
 
<gallery perrow="5" widths="120">
File:Rin satsuki sprites.png|Unused EoSD stage 1 sprites.
 
 
File:Th6 6113.png|Rin Satsuki in the code.
 
File:Th6 6113.png|Rin Satsuki in the code.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>

Latest revision as of 23:20, 1 April 2018

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)
Species

Kirin?

Occupation

Nurse?

Appearances
Official Games

Rin Satsuki (冴月麟 Satsuki Rin) would have been the third playable character of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil but was cut during production due to time constraints[1]. A trace amount of data about her name was left in the game data. Not much is known about her, but the text "冴月 麟" (or the hex code "8D E1 8C 8E 20 97 D9", Shift-JIS encoding) can be found in the "東方紅魔郷.exe" executable file near Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame's line of code.

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, shown in the data files by using a tool to rip graphics from the game, there is an unused character in the Stage 1 enemy sprites that looks much like the character in the portrait, although there's a possibility that this was originally going to be Rumia.

Occupation[edit]

Based on a remark by Marisa Kirisame in her Extra Stage [2], 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.

Character Design[edit]

Circle cut "poster girl"

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. "" has however 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 and the colours are unknown because the circle cut is in monochrome. A recent Twitter post revealed the girl in the picture wasn't Rin Satsuki, and instead claimed it was a Team Shanghai Alice "poster girl".[3][4][5]

Gallery[edit]

Fandom[edit]

Official Sources[edit]

References[edit]