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| nameJp = {{ruby-ja|魂魄|こんぱく}} {{ruby-ja|妖忌|ようき}}
 
| nameJp = {{ruby-ja|魂魄|こんぱく}} {{ruby-ja|妖忌|ようき}}
 
| nameEn = Youki Konpaku
 
| nameEn = Youki Konpaku
| nameIPA = kompakɯ joːkʲi [[Media:Pronunciation_Youki_Konpaku.ogg|(♫)]]
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| nameIPA = kõ̞mpa̠kɯᵝ jo̞ːki [[Media:Pronunciation_Youki_Konpaku.ogg|(♫)]]
 
| species = [[Half-human half-phantom]]
 
| species = [[Half-human half-phantom]]
 
| abilities = Swordsmanship
 
| abilities = Swordsmanship
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| occupation = Currently in hermitude, former gardener and swordsmanship instructor
 
| occupation = Currently in hermitude, former gardener and swordsmanship instructor
 
| location = Unknown, used to live in [[Hakugyokurou]]
 
| location = Unknown, used to live in [[Hakugyokurou]]
| appOfficialgames = *[[Perfect Cherry Blossom]] (Referenced in [[Youmu Konpaku]]'s Official Profile)
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| appOfficialgames = *''[[Perfect Cherry Blossom]]'' (Referenced in [[Youmu Konpaku]]'s Official Profile)
 
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'''Youki Konpaku''' ({{lang|ja|魂魄 妖忌}} ''Konpaku Youki'') is an enigmatic character who has yet to make an actual appearance in any Touhou game. He was the first gardener for the Saigyouji clan at [[Hakugyokurou]] for about 300 years, before leaving it to his successor and student [[Youmu Konpaku]]. He, too, is a [[half-human half-phantom]]. No one currently knows his whereabouts.
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{{nihongo|'''Youki Konpaku'''|魂魄 妖忌|Konpaku Youki}} is an enigmatic character who has yet to make an actual appearance in any Touhou game. He was the first gardener for the Saigyouji clan at [[Hakugyokurou]] for about 300 years, before leaving it to his successor and student [[Youmu Konpaku]]. He, too, is a [[half-human half-phantom]]. No one currently knows his whereabouts.
  
 
==General Information==
 
==General Information==
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Youki is described as stubborn, prideful, and intimidating. While teaching, he preferred not to rely on words; when he did speak, he would only say few words with a thundering voice.
 
Youki is described as stubborn, prideful, and intimidating. While teaching, he preferred not to rely on words; when he did speak, he would only say few words with a thundering voice.
  
==Character Basis==
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==Background Information==
 
===Name===
 
===Name===
{{nihongo||魂魄妖忌|Youki Konpaku}} is his full name. ''Youki'' ({{lang|ja|妖忌}}) consists of two kanji: ''You'' ({{lang|ja|妖}}) as in "youkai", and Ki ({{lang|ja|忌}}) which mean "inauspicious" or "taboo". The characters for ''Konpaku'' ({{lang|ja|魂魄}}) mean simply "Soul". Although both ''Kon'' ({{lang|ja|魂}}) and ''Paku'' ({{lang|ja|魄}}) are "soul", their elements are different. ''Kon'' stands for a "mental soul", which is separated from a body as soon as human dies and ascends to Heaven; ''Paku'' is a "physical soul", which remains in the body a few days and goes back to the Earth. In this case, ''Kon'' is Youki's ghost half, and ''Paku'' is his human half. Maybe ''Konpaku'' is not only a surname but a feature of the Konpaku clan.
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{{nihongo||魂魄妖忌|Youki Konpaku}} is his full name. {{nihongo||妖忌|Youki}} consists of two kanji: {{nihongo||妖|You}} as in "youkai", and {{nihongo||忌|Ki}} which mean "inauspicious" or "taboo". The characters for {{nihongo||魂魄|Konpaku}} mean simply "Soul". Although both {{nihongo||魂|Kon}} and {{nihongo||魄|Paku}} are "soul", their elements are different. ''Kon'' stands for a "mental soul", which is separated from a body as soon as human dies and ascends to Heaven; ''Paku'' is a "physical soul", which remains in the body a few days and goes back to the Earth. In this case, ''Kon'' is Youki's ghost half, and ''Paku'' is his human half. Maybe ''Konpaku'' is not only a surname but a feature of the Konpaku clan.
  
==Story==
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==Backstory==
 
Youki was the former gardener of [[Hakugyokurou]]. After 300 years of service he left and went into seclusion, possibly because of his advancing age. Nothing is known about his whereabouts or activities after this.
 
Youki was the former gardener of [[Hakugyokurou]]. After 300 years of service he left and went into seclusion, possibly because of his advancing age. Nothing is known about his whereabouts or activities after this.
  
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*According to [[Perfect Memento in Strict Sense/Youmu Konpaku|Youmu]]'s article in ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'', the Konpaku are a lineage of half-human, half-phantoms.
 
*According to [[Perfect Memento in Strict Sense/Youmu Konpaku|Youmu]]'s article in ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense'', the Konpaku are a lineage of half-human, half-phantoms.
 
*He is stated to be the only person who knows the whole story behind the sealing of the [[Saigyou Ayakashi]] in Yuyuko's profile. Yukari's profile shows she at least knows the part where Yuyuko is the one sealing it, so maybe the context is Youki is the only human to know. Presumably the story was passed down to him, just as he feels that Youmu will inherit it someday, as it seems unlikely Youki was alive when the Saigyou Ayakashi was sealed 1,000 years ago (but this is unconfirmed). The sealing of the Saigyou Ayakashi eventually became public knowledge on [[Perfect Memento in Strict Sense/Yuyuko Saigyouji|Yuyuko]]'s article in ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense''.
 
*He is stated to be the only person who knows the whole story behind the sealing of the [[Saigyou Ayakashi]] in Yuyuko's profile. Yukari's profile shows she at least knows the part where Yuyuko is the one sealing it, so maybe the context is Youki is the only human to know. Presumably the story was passed down to him, just as he feels that Youmu will inherit it someday, as it seems unlikely Youki was alive when the Saigyou Ayakashi was sealed 1,000 years ago (but this is unconfirmed). The sealing of the Saigyou Ayakashi eventually became public knowledge on [[Perfect Memento in Strict Sense/Yuyuko Saigyouji|Yuyuko]]'s article in ''Perfect Memento in Strict Sense''.
*According ZUN's memo, Youki's swordmanship style is comprised of stolen arts.
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*According [[ZUN]]'s memo, Youki's swordmanship style is comprised of stolen arts.
  
==Fanon==
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==Fandom==
*In fandom, he's sometimes compared with [[Rinnosuke Morichika|Rinnosuke]] due to being one the few males in [[Gensokyo]], and sometimes portrayed as one of the residents of the [[Human Village]].
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{{main|Fandom/Perfect Cherry Blossom#Youki Konpaku|l1=Fandom: Youki Konpaku}}
*No official image of Youki exists. However, many fans portray him as an old man with long swept-back white hair and a short beard, dressed in a hakama and coat (usually green/white to match Youmu). [[ZUN]] is aware of this. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm14404306|title=2011年博麗神社あとの祭り part1大百科|year=2011|month=May}}</ref>
 
*There's been various theories on where he went to and why he left as it's one of Touhou's great unsolved mysteries.
 
  
 
==Official Profiles==
 
==Official Profiles==
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{{Navbox Characters}}
 
{{Navbox Characters}}
{{Navbox PCB|nocat}}
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{{Navbox PCB}}
  
 
[[ru:Ёки Компаку]]
 
[[ru:Ёки Компаку]]

Revision as of 22:13, 17 January 2016

魂魄 (こんぱく)  妖忌 (ようき)
Youki Konpaku
kõ̞mpa̠kɯᵝ jo̞ːki (♫)

No image

Species

Half-human half-phantom

Abilities

Swordsmanship

Age

Unknown, but at least 300 years old

Occupation

Currently in hermitude, former gardener and swordsmanship instructor

Location

Unknown, used to live in Hakugyokurou

Appearances
Official Games

Youki Konpaku (魂魄 妖忌 Konpaku Youki) is an enigmatic character who has yet to make an actual appearance in any Touhou game. He was the first gardener for the Saigyouji clan at Hakugyokurou for about 300 years, before leaving it to his successor and student Youmu Konpaku. He, too, is a half-human half-phantom. No one currently knows his whereabouts.

General Information[edit]

Personality[edit]

Youki is described as stubborn, prideful, and intimidating. While teaching, he preferred not to rely on words; when he did speak, he would only say few words with a thundering voice.

Background Information[edit]

Name[edit]

Youki Konpaku (魂魄妖忌) is his full name. Youki (妖忌) consists of two kanji: You () as in "youkai", and Ki () which mean "inauspicious" or "taboo". The characters for Konpaku (魂魄) mean simply "Soul". Although both Kon () and Paku () are "soul", their elements are different. Kon stands for a "mental soul", which is separated from a body as soon as human dies and ascends to Heaven; Paku is a "physical soul", which remains in the body a few days and goes back to the Earth. In this case, Kon is Youki's ghost half, and Paku is his human half. Maybe Konpaku is not only a surname but a feature of the Konpaku clan.

Backstory[edit]

Youki was the former gardener of Hakugyokurou. After 300 years of service he left and went into seclusion, possibly because of his advancing age. Nothing is known about his whereabouts or activities after this.

Relationships[edit]

Youmu Konpaku[edit]

Youmu is Youki's student, and successor as gardener of Hakugyokurou. She believes that his disappearance is some kind of lesson from him.

Yuyuko Saigyouji[edit]

Youki served Yuyuko until his disappearance, though she found him harder to rely on than Youmu. Before the events of Perfect Cherry Blossom he was one of the few people aware of Yuyuko's connection to the Saigyou Ayakashi.

Additional Information[edit]

  • According to Youmu's article in Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, the Konpaku are a lineage of half-human, half-phantoms.
  • He is stated to be the only person who knows the whole story behind the sealing of the Saigyou Ayakashi in Yuyuko's profile. Yukari's profile shows she at least knows the part where Yuyuko is the one sealing it, so maybe the context is Youki is the only human to know. Presumably the story was passed down to him, just as he feels that Youmu will inherit it someday, as it seems unlikely Youki was alive when the Saigyou Ayakashi was sealed 1,000 years ago (but this is unconfirmed). The sealing of the Saigyou Ayakashi eventually became public knowledge on Yuyuko's article in Perfect Memento in Strict Sense.
  • According ZUN's memo, Youki's swordmanship style is comprised of stolen arts.

Fandom[edit]

Official Profiles[edit]

Official Sources[edit]

References[edit]