Soga no Tojiko

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蘇我 (そが)  屠自古 (とじこ)
Soga no Tojiko
Tojiko Soga; Soga no Toziko
Soga no Tojiko
Soga no Tojiko in Ten Desires
神の末裔の亡霊 (Ten Desires)
More Character Titles
Species

Ghost

Abilities

Ability to summon thunder

Age

Dead (Existed for more than 1400 years)

Location

Dream Palace Great Mausoleum

Appearances
Official Games

Soga no Tojiko (蘇我 屠自古 Soga no Tojiko) is a ghost.

Concept[edit]

The Soga clan was a family who waged a fierce political battle with the Mononobe clan over Buddhism. In particular, Soga no Umako and Mononobe no Moriya were two very influential courtiers to Emperor Bidatsu and his brother, Emperor Youmei, who was the father of Prince Shoutoku. Both Youmei and Shoutoku were proponents of Buddhism, which led to victory for Umako, whose forces killed Moriya and his allies in the Battle of Shigisan in 587.

Of the Soga clan, there existed a Tojiko no Iratsume (刀自古郎女), who was the daughter of Soga no Umako and a consort of Prince Shoutoku, the basis for Toyosatomimi no Miko.

Name[edit]

Her last name Soga (蘇我) was taken from the Soga clan, but it can literally means "Ego Awakening". Her first name Tojiko (屠自古) literally means "Your Ancient Carcass".

Appearance[edit]

In Ten Desires's official art, Tojiko has green hair, green eyes and a dark green dress with ofuda along the bottom. She has two ghost "tails" where her legs should be, and a kanmuri ()-style hat.

Personality[edit]

She is a very practical woman that can use coarse language. She also appears to be a foil to Futo's airheaded, jovial nature.

Story[edit]

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Ten Desires

Relationships[edit]

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Toyosatomimi no Miko
Mononobe no Futo

In addition to being Tojiko's supervisor/partner, she's also her friend whom she sometimes bickers with. Her friendship with Futo is basically why she couldn't reincarnate like her friend.

Seiga Kaku

Additional Information[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Soga no Tojiko is the only humanoid ghost in the Touhou Project to have a ghost tail rather than legs. Mima also has a ghost tail, but she's an Evil Spirit, not a ghost.
  • The Soga clan is said to be descended from Takenouchi no Sukune, Emperor Kougen and Amaterasu. So she is "the Descendant of the Gods."
  • Along with Yumemi and Marisa, Tojiko is one of the three Touhou characters to offically curse in-game.
  • In real history, the Soga clan was overthrown from power in 645 during a coup d'état conspired by Nakatomi no Kamatari, founder of the Fujiwara clan, among others. Kamatari was later struck and killed by lightning, which people believed to be a curse laid by the late Soga clan; this is a possible inspiration for Tojiko's ability. Also, Kamatari's son, Fujiwara no Fuhito, is the speculated model of Fujiwara no Mokou's father.

Fandom[edit]

  • Tojiko's phrase, やってやんよ! (Yatteyanyo!) during Miko's spell card has become her catchphrase in many fanworks.
  • She's usually compared to Mima due to the ghost tail.
  • Some fans anagrammatized her name to 自らを古(いにしえ)に屠る亡霊 (The ghost who buried herself in antiquity). It's related to this setting: "she had no use for a human body, which would break down so quickly."
  • Tojiko is commonly paired with Futo (works under her) or Miko (their historical bases were romantically involved).

Spell Cards[edit]

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Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 3
雷矢「ガゴウジサイクロン」 Thunder Arrow "Gagouji's Cyclone" TD St. 5: N/H
雷矢「ガゴウジトルネード」 Thunder Arrow "Gagouji's Tornado" TD St. 5: L
怨霊「入鹿の雷」 Vengeful Spirit "Iruka's Thunder" TD Ov

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Official Profiles[edit]

Ten Desires - Settings and Extra Story.txt[edit]

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Soga no Tojiko TD  ○5面中ボス  神の末裔の亡霊

  蘇我 屠自古(そがのとじこ)
  Soga no Toziko

  種族:亡霊
  能力:雷を起こす程度の能力

  日本の古代豪族、蘇我氏の亡霊。
  布都と共に神子に仕える者だが、布都との過去の因縁により人間として復活する事を拒まれている。霊体のまま布都の良いように扱われているようだ。

  本人は別に霊体である事に不自由を感じていない。むしろすぐに壊れてしまう人間の体などいらない、と考えていた。

  蘇我氏と物部氏は仏教を巡り争っていたが、布都と屠自古の二人の関係性は悪くなく、持ちつ持たれつの間柄のようだ。
  今は二人ともとも仏教を嫌っている。

○ Stage 5 Mid-Boss  Ghost of the Descendant of the Gods


Soga no Tojiko

Species: Ghost
Ability: The power to summon thunder

A ghost of a member of the powerful ancient Japanese family, the Soga.
She served Miko together with Futo, but she was denied resurrection as a human due to her previous connections with Futo. It would be more convenient for Futo to deal with her as a spirit.

She didn't consider her spirit form to be restrictive. Rather, she had no use for a human body, which would break down so quickly.

The Soga and the Mononobe had fought long and hard over Buddhism, but Futo and Tojiko's relationship is still in good terms, and took on a give-and-take nature.
Now, they both hate Buddhism.

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Official Sources[edit]

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  • 2011/08/13 Ten Desires - Settings and Extra Story.txt (official profile)

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