Doremy Sweet in Antinomy of Common FlowersRuler of Dreams
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Eating and creating dreams
Dream World manager
"Every time you dream, you've visited Gensokyo.
Normally what's happening is that you expel your dream self, which is then taken over by your real self.
By being in the Dream World, you're currently an irregularity."— Doremy Sweet
(Antinomy of Common Flowers Stage 3)
Doremy Sweet (ドレミー・スイート Doremī Suīto) is a baku and Ruler of the Dream World.
Doremy first appeared as the Stage 3 Boss and then as the Extra stage midboss in Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom. She later appears as a playable character in Antinomy of Common Flowers. She owns a dream journal which is said to record the dreams of everyone who has ever dreamt in their life.
Doremy usually has a calm disposition and isn't prone to anger or other strong emotions. The only times she displayed outward emotion were amazement at the heroine when they entered the Dream World with their physical body, and worry when she realized that Yukari Yakumo altered the boundary between the real world and the Dream World. She also has a penchant for educating people whenever they ask questions regarding the Dream World and the knowledge she possesses, resembling a psychoanalyst in the process. She has also shown a playful attitude, showing an unnerving smile even when talking about dire topics, but can talk in a serious manner when an incident like the Perfect Possession interferes not only with the Dream World but with other worlds like Gensokyo or the Outside World.
- Eating and creating dreams
Doremy can eat and create dreams. Eating dreams is much like taking dreams or stopping them. She is also able to create or craft dreams, which can be done by either moving the character from one dream to another or simply just forming a new dream for the character. She can also enter dreams herself. As someone who manages the dream world, she has a wide knowledge of dreams and can observe anyone's dream inside the dream world. As such, she can also gain knowledge of a character through their dreams alone. She is regarded by Reisen as the most dangerous youkai in the dream world.
Doremy can freely go between multiple worlds including Gensokyo, the Moon and Lunar Capital, as well as the Outside World.  She also can clone herself and keep track of experiences and knowledge from each clone. In Antinomy of Common Flowers, she also showed that she could possess certain characters without the use of the Perfect Possession incident.
Although Doremy introduces herself as the "Ruler of Dreams" to a lot of characters, ZUN has commented that while it sounds amazing, it doesn't really mean much since even if someone reaches the top in a dream, it's still just a dream.
Doremy manages the Dream World, keeping a close eye on the dream selves to make sure they don't leave. She has said that she is more of a "zookeeper" than a "ruler". In Antinomy of Common Flowers, she possesses Reisen Udongein Inaba's dream version so she couldn't cause issues in the real world and investigate the incident. She did the same with Sumireko Usami as she was in the Dream World that time, instead of Gensokyo.
Her ability doesn't allow her to create new dream souls or recreate an existing one, and she can't destroy them either, as they need to be managed naturally within the rules of the dream world.
Her full name is Doremy Sweet (ドレミー・スイート), which implies a western origin (the dot (・) in the middle of her name is used in foreign names to show where the next word begins, as Japanese doesn't normally use spaces.) . "Doremy" is phonetically similar to "dreamy", as well as the Spanish/Portuguese "dormir" meaning "to sleep", and together with her last name, which itself is a real surname, is a reference to the English expression "sweet dreams".
Her name is a reference to the Sanjou route on the Ikoma Cable Line, a group of funicular routes in Nara, Japan, operated by Kintetsu Railway. The route's two cable cars are named "Do-Re-Mi (ドレミ)", which is decorated like an organ, and "Sweet (スイート)", which is decorated like a cake. Coincidentally the same company also operates a second funicular route in Osaka, the Nishi-Shigi Cable Line, which serves Mount Shigi. Mount Shigi was the site of the major backstory events of both Toyosatomimi no Miko and Mononobe no Futo, and Byakuren Hijiri and the Myouren Temple (based on the real-life Chougo-sonshi Buddhist temple).
Doremy has dark blue eyes and hair, and a white tail with a black tuft of fur at the tip. Her outfit consists of a black and white dress, which is covered in black and white orbs of various sizes. She wears a red nightcap and white socks. She carries a blue book with the letter D printed on the cover in her left hand, a blob of pink material in her right later confirmed to actually be a dream soul from Wild and Horned Hermit. Her damaged portrait after the battle reveals that she has long hair underneath the nightcap.
In Antinomy of Common Flowers, her nightcap is noticeably longer, reaching her legs. Instead of the black top of her dress, she instead wears a black capelet. The rim of her hat, capelet, and dress has a white stitch-like pattern. Her book has an added bookmark shaped like her tail.
- Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom
About half a year before the arrival of the protagonists, Doremy was directed by Sagume Kishin to recreate the Lunar Capital in the dream world. The purpose was to discretely redirect all people heading to the Lunar Capital to the Capital within the dream world instead, in order to hide the true Lunar Capital on the moon. However, Doremy viewed this as troublesome and had no intention to follow through.
When the protagonists arrived about 6 months later, Doremy saw this as an opportunity for a little payback and thus, after giving a small warning, sent them to where they really wanted to go, the true Lunar Capital. Doremy later returns in the extra stage in a self-vindicating manner, due to the previous warnings she had given to the protagonists.
- Antinomy of Common Flowers
- Main article: Antinomy of Common Flowers: Story
The "Perfect Possession" phenomenon affects the Dream World and some of its inhabitants are expelled into the real world because of it. Doremy decides to oversee the situation and split herself to keep an eye on different dream dwellers in the real world. She is a playable character with the Dream World version of Reisen, who possesses her due to the Perfect Possession.
- Violet Detector
- Main article: Violet Detector: Story
Doremy observes Dream Sumireko Usami as she struggles in the Dream World against the dream dwellers that keep attacking her.
- Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia
Aya Shameimaru investigates ominous occurrences where people are reporting having common dreams after using Doremy's "Sweet Sleep Pillow". These dreams apparently involve the same figure, Doremy, asking questions about the quality of the pillow in a sort of survey within their dreams. The pillow itself is said to have become very popular among humans as well as fairies. The pillows themselves have frills along the edges and are covered with Malayan (Asian) tapirs wearing hats similar to Doremy's.
- Curiosities of Lotus Asia
In chapter 33, after Marisa Kirisame, Reimu Hakurei and Rinnosuke Morichika discuss the sudden disappearance of Sumireko Usami, Reimu decides that if the Dream World is involved, the appropriate person to call for help is its ruler.
Reimu arrives some days later at Kourindou with Doremy, where Doremy explains that when Sumireko comes to Gensokyo she does it with the help of a doppelganger. However, the Dream Sumireko, who normally was in the Dream World, started to think that she was the real Sumireko, stole the Doppelganger Sumireko's body and is now wild in the Dream World, which made Sumireko unable to have dreams and, as a result, unable to come to Gensokyo.
After explaining that she can't directly force Dream Sumireko out of the Dream World or make her change her mind, they decide that the only person who can solve this problem is Sumireko herself, even though Doremy warned them that the Dream Sumireko became very powerful.
In Antimony of Common Flowers, Doremy teams up with Sumireko. During the incident, Sumireko is faced with fighting both her dream self and her occult doppelganger, who have also teamed up to take down the "real" Sumireko. Doremy expresses confusion over how there can possibly be three Sumirekos at the same time in Gensokyo, but ultimately helps Sumireko resolve her issue at the time. Because of Sumireko's condition, Doremy keeps an extra eye on her.
Doremy on the chapter 33 cover of Curiosities of Lotus Asia
Doremy's artwork from Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom
Doremy's artwork from Antinomy of Common Flowers
Doremy's pre-battle artwork from Antinomy of Common Flowers
Doremy's different color palettes from Antinomy of Common Flowers, the last two were added in v1.10
Doremy from Who's Who of Humans & Youkai - Dusk Edition
Doremy's pillow ad from Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia
|夢符「緋色の悪夢」||Dream Sign "Scarlet Nightmare"||LoLK||St. 3: E/N|
|夢符「緋色の圧迫悪夢」||Dream Sign "Scarlet Oppressive Nightmare"||LoLK||St. 3: H/L|
|夢符「藍色の愁夢」||Dream Sign "Indigo Dream of Anxiety"||LoLK||St. 3: E/N|
|夢符「藍色の愁三重夢」||Dream Sign "Indigo Three-Layered Dream of Anxiety"||LoLK||St. 3: H|
|夢符「愁永遠の夢」||Dream Sign "Eternally Anxious Dream"||LoLK||St. 3: L|
|夢符「刈安色の迷夢」||Dream Sign "Ochre Confusion"||LoLK||St. 3: E/N|
|夢符「刈安色の錯綜迷夢」||Dream Sign "Ochre Labyrinthine Confusion"||LoLK
|St. 3: H/L|
|夢符「ドリームキャッチャー」||Dream Sign "Dream Catcher"||LoLK||St. 3: E/N|
|夢符「蒼色のドリームキャッチャー」||Dream Sign "Azure Dream Catcher"||LoLK||St. 3: H|
|夢符「夢我夢中」||Dream Sign "Losing Oneself in a Dream"||LoLK||St. 3: L|
|月符「紺色の狂夢」||Moon Sign "Ultramarine Lunatic Dream"||LoLK||St. 3: E/N/H/L|
|胡蝶「バタフライサプランテーション」||Butterfly "Butterfly Supplantation"||LoLK||St. Ex|
|超特急「ドリームエクスプレス」||Super-Express "Dream Express"||LoLK||St. Ex|
|這夢「クリーピングバレット」||Crawling Dream "Creeping Bullet"||LoLK||St. Ex|
|夢符「留紺色の逃走夢」||Dream Sign "Deep Navy Runaway Dream"||AoCF||Use|
|夢符「漆黒の宇宙夢」||Dream Sign "Pitch-Black Cosmic Dream"||AoCF||Use|
|羊符「ナイトメア・オブ・キメラ」||Sheep Sign "Nightmare of Chimera"||AoCF||Use|
|＊もう目覚めなくて良いのよ＊||*There's No Need to Wake Up Anymore*||AoCF||Use-LW|
|夢礫符「羊毛色のサイコキネシス」||Dream Rubble Sign "Wool-Colored Psychokinesis"||Co-owner with Sumireko||AoCF||Story|
|夢要符「羊毛色の乾坤一擲」||Dream Keystone Sign "Wool-Colored Toss Staking Heaven & Earth"||Co-owner with Tenshi||AoCF||Story|
|「最後の日曜日に見る悪夢」||"The Nightmare One Has on Their Final Sunday"||VD||Nightmare Diary - 1|
- The design of her outfit may be a reference to the body of the Malayan Tapir, which shares the name baku with the youkai in folklore. The Malayan tapir has a black upper body, white lower body and trunk, which might be represented in Doremy's dichromatic dress and long hat, respectively.
- In Antimony of Common Flowers, Doremy has an alternate color palette that resembles Clownpiece's color scheme, one that resembles Sagume Kishin's and another that resembles Link from Zelda.
| ○３面ボス 夢の支配者
|Stage 3 Boss: Ruler of Dreams|
A youkai who's often dreaming. She lives in the world of dreams.
The dreams of all living creatures are, in fact, connected at the deepest levels.
She can erase, create and switch out those very dreams.
If one uses the dream world skillfully, they can go anywhere and become anything at all.
Under Sagume's orders, she recreated the Lunar Capital within a dream.
However, it seems that this plan was bothersome to her, and she didn't feel like playing along.
It was then that a visitor to the Dream World arrived.
The People of the Moon hate humans' impurity.
She sent the human off to the true Lunar Capital, just as they desired.
- 2015/05/10 Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom trial - omake.txt (trial profile, Stage 3 dialogue)
- ↑ Antinomy of Common Flowers - Sumireko and Doremy's Scenario
- ↑ Antinomy of Common Flowers - Sumireko and Doremy's Ending
- ↑ Antinomy of Common Flowers - Sumireko's Scenario
- ↑ Strange Creators of Outer World: Antinomy of Common Flowers Interview with ZUN and Iruka Unabara - ZUN: Being the ruler of dreams sounds amazing, but it's really not all that much. Even if you work super hard to reach the top in a dream, it's still just a dream. It's not a big deal, and you don't picture baku as particularly strong youkai anyway. They just can't escape the image of the real animal. And, well, Doremy's a baku.
- ↑ Curiosities of Lotus Asia - " "I can't interfere to that extent. I may call myself a ruler, but I'm closer to the zookeeper of a zoo full of dream residents. A zookeeper can't simply make a new animal." (Chapter 33)
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