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大妖精 (だいようせい)
daijoːseː (♫)
Illustration of Daiyousei in Strange Creators of Outer World



Unknown, immortal


Misty Lake around Scarlet Devil Mansion

Official Games
Print Works

Daiyousei (大妖精 Daiyousei) is a greater fairy who lives around the Misty Lake near the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Like other fairies, she is straightforward and behaves mischievously. Little is known about her.

General Information

Little is known about Daiyousei. She is a midboss who lacks any in-game art beyond her sprite. Her appearances in print works are nonverbal cameos; in Chapter 14 of Visionary Fairies in Shrine, she is seen speaking with other fairies.


ZUN has stated that the greater fairies' personalities are the same as other fairies: cheerful, mischievous, simple and expressive. [1]


In response to fans' questions about Daiyousei, ZUN revealed that "Ordinary fairies are weaker than humans. Greater fairies are mightier than other fairies." [2] Cirno is said to be a very special exception in Phantasmagoria of Flower View but according to this, "Greater Fairy" seems to be a generic term for strong fairies. She is considered to be in the normal-enemy class (below boss-class) of characters.

Character Design


Daiyousei was not given an official name when Embodiment of Scarlet Devil was released. ZUN has confirmed that she does not have an official name, though he had done rough sketches for face graphics and initially planned for her and Koakuma to have their own spell cards.[3] Fans nicknamed her Daiyousei (大妖精, lit. "Big Fairy" or "Greater Fairy"). ZUN later used this nickname in an interview, albeit as a general term for all stronger-than-average fairies.

The data files for Great Fairy Wars reveals that the filename for her sprites is called "enemy_bf.anm", "bf" likely being an abbreviation of "Big Fairy".


Sprite of Daiyousei in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
Sprite of Daiyousei in Great Fairy Wars

Daiyousei's sprites depict her with short green hair with a yellow ribbon. She wears a blue dress with white trim and sleeves with golden wings on her back. The sprite in Great Fairy Wars depicts her holding a bouquet.



Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

During the events of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, the protagonist is attacked by Daiyousei while flying over the Misty Lake in Stage 2. She appears as a midboss with one health bar and no Spell Cards. She has no importance to the story.

Great Fairy Wars

Daiyousei appears as a midboss in Great Fairy Wars in Route A1-2, Route B-1, Route C2-2 and the Extra Stage. She has no importance to the story.


Strange and Bright Nature Deity

In chapter 13 of Strange and Bright Nature Deity, Daiyousei is seen playing hide and seek with Cirno. She is also seen receiving a warning from Reimu Hakurei about an incoming typhoon.

SaBND Chapter 13 cameo.
Visionary Fairies in Shrine

Daiyousei is seen in chapter 1 with Cirno when the Three Fairies of Light are asking around about a fairy. Later on, she is one of the fairies who fights Okina Matara in the Land of the Back Door.

Wild and Horned Hermit

Daiyousei has a brief cameo in Chapter 20 of Wild and Horned Hermit as she attends the third Tori no Ichi with Cirno and Letty Whiterock.

Lotus Eaters

In chapter 23, Daiyousei plays with Cirno and the other Misty lake fairies at the Hakurei Shrine.



Daiyousei appears as the Stage 2 midboss in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil where Cirno is the stage boss. Her first proper association with Cirno is in Visionary Fairies in Shrine where the two witness the Three Fairies of Light investigating a new fairy. In Chapter 13 of Strange and Bright Nature Deity, Cirno and Daiyousei play hide and seek but after meeting and talking with the Three Fairies of Light, Cirno seemingly forgets about Daiyousei. She is later seen attacking Cirno several times in Great Fairy Wars.

Minor relationships

Letty Whiterock

Daiyousei and Cirno both attend the third Tori no Ichi with Letty Whiterock in Chapter 20 of Wild and Horned Hermit.



Additional Information


Official Sources

Official sources


  1. Touhou Shofu #6 "その性格は他の妖精と変わらず、陽気でいたずら好き。単純で表情豊かです。" (Their personalities are the same as those of other fairies: cheerful and mischievous. They are simple and expressive)
  2. Touhou Shofu #6 "2面中ボスは大妖精。4面中ボスは小悪魔です。 妖精は人間以下の存在ですが、その中でも力のある者が大妖精です。(The 2nd midboss is 'Greater Fairy'. The 4th midboss is 'Little Devil'. Fairies are weaker than humans, but fairies with higher power are greater fairies.)"
  3. ZUN's reply to messages on the former Gensou Bulletin Board 1