Doremy Sweet

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ドレミー・スイート
Doremy Sweet
do̞ɺ̠e̞miː sɯᵝiːto̞
Doremy Sweet
Ruler of Dreams
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Species

Baku

Abilities

Eating and creating dreams

Occupation

Dream World manager

Location

Dream World

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"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.

General Information

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.

Personality

Doremy usually has a calm disposition and isn't prone to anger or other moods. The only times she displayed a different emotion was amazement at the heroine when they entered the Dream World with their physical body or worry when she realized the gap youkai messed with the boundary between the real world and the Dream World [1]. 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's also shown to have a playful attitude, usually 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.

Abilities

Eating and creating dreams

Doremy can eat and create dreams. Eating dreams is much like just taking dreams, or stopping them, and possibly includes removing said dreams from memory completely. 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. [2] She also can clone herself and keep track of experiences and knowledge from each clone. [3] 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.[4]

Occupation

Doremy manages the Dream World, keeping a close eye on the dream selves to make sure they don't leave. She has once compared herself to a zookeeper. In Antinomy of Common Flowers, she possesses Reisen Udongein Inaba's dream version so she couldn't make a ruckus in the real world and take advantage to investigate the incident. She did the same with Sumireko Usami as she was in the Dream World that time, instead of Gensokyo.

It's important to note that her ability doesn't allow her to create new dream souls or at least 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. She says she is more of a "zookeeper" than a "ruler" [5]

Character Design

Name

Her full name is Doremy Sweet (ドレミー・スイート), which implies a western origin. "Doremy" is phonetically similar to "dreamy", as well as spanish/portuguese "dormir" meaning "to sleep", and together with her last name, which in itself is a real surname, is a reference to the English expression "sweet dreams". (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.)

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).

Design

Doremy has dark blue eyes and hair and possesses 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. In her left hand is a blue book with the letter D printed on the cover, and in her right is a blob of some pink material 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 now has a white stitch-like pattern. Her book has an added bookmark shaped like her tail.

Appearances

Games

Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom
Doremy's sprite in LoLK

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 always follow through.

When the protagonists arrived about 6 months later, Doremy saw this as an opportunity as a little payback and thus, after giving a small warning, sent them to where they really wanted, the true Lunar Capital. Doremy later returns in the extra stage in an I told you so manner in regards to the warnings she had given to the protagonists.

Spin-offs

Antinomy of Common Flowers

The "Perfect Possession" phenomenon is affecting 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 posseses thanks to the Perfect Possesion.

Violet Detector

Doremy is observing Dream Sumireko Usami as she struggles in the Dream World against the dream dwellers that keep attacking her.

Literature

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 were all about this 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 discussed about 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, that 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 makes 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 real powerful.

Relationships

Reimu Hakurei

While speaking to Reimu, Doremy spoke with direct recognition unlike her conversation with the rest of the protagonists during the events of Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom

Sumireko Usami

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.

Gallery

Covers

Artworks

Sprites

Illustrations

Others

Skills

Skills
Name Translated Comments Games Usage
Total: 6
ドリームキャッチャー Dream Catcher AoCF 5C
入眠シュート Hypnagogic Shoot AoCF 6C
夢風船フライト Dream Balloon Flight AoCF 8C
ドレミーポッピング Doremy Popping AoCF 4C
ビーズクラッシュ Beads Crash AoCF 2C
干渉するドリームランド Interfering Dreamland Aided by Occult effect AoCF A+B with Occult gauge

Spell Cards

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 20
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
GoU
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

Additional Information

  • 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.

Fandom

Official Profiles

Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom trial - omake.txt
Doremy Sweet  ○3面ボス  夢の支配者

  ドレミー・スイート
  Doremy Sweet

  種族:獏
  能力:夢を喰い、夢を創る程度の能力

  夢見がちな妖怪。夢の世界に棲んでいる。

  全ての生き物が見る夢は実は根底部分で繋がっている。
  夢の中で見知らぬ場所に行ったり、見知らぬ人と出会ったり、
  見知らぬバグを見つけたりするのはその為だ。

  彼女はその夢を消したり創ったり、入れ替えたり出来る。

  夢の世界を上手く使う事が出来れば何処にでも行けるし、
  何者にだってなれる。
  それに気付いた者が秩序を乱さぬよう、彼女は監視しているのだ。

Stage 3 Boss: Ruler of Dreams

Doremy Sweet

Species: Baku
Ability: Capable of eating and creating 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.
This is why in dreams, you can visit places you've never seen, meet people you've never seen,
and find glitches you've never seen either.

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.
She watches over the place to ensure that those who realize this don't disturb the order of things.

Doremy Sweet  ○3面ボス  夢の支配者

  ドレミー・スイート
  Doremy Sweet

  種族:獏
  能力:夢を喰い、夢を創る程度の能力

  夢見がちな妖怪。夢の世界に棲んでいる。

  全ての生き物が見る夢は実は根底部分で繋がっている。
  夢の中で見知らぬ場所に行ったり、見知らぬ人と出会ったり、
  見知らぬバグを見つけたりするのはその為だ。

  彼女はその夢を消したり創ったり、入れ替えたり出来る。

  夢の世界を上手く使う事が出来れば何処にでも行けるし、
  何者にだってなれる。
  それに気付いた者が秩序を乱さぬよう、彼女は監視しているのだ。

  今回はサグメの命を受けて、月の都を夢の中に再現していた。
  月の都へ行こうとする者を夢の都へと繋ぎ、本物に月の都の存在を隠した。

  しかし、その計画は彼女にとって迷惑であり、乗り気では無かった様である。
  それにもう半年以上経つが、動きが一向に見えない。

  そんな時、ついに夢の世界にやってきた者が現われた。
  それは驚くことに、生身の人間だった。

  月の民は人間の穢れを嫌う。
  そんな人間を夢の都へ案内する訳にいかないというのが建前。
  本音は、ちょっとした意趣返しだった。

  彼女は人間の望み通り、本物の月の都へ送り込んだのだ。

Stage 3 Boss: Ruler of Dreams

Doremy Sweet

Species: Baku
Ability: Capable of eating and creating 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.
This is why in dreams, you can visit places you've never seen, meet people you've never seen,
and find glitches you've never seen either.

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.
She watches over the place to ensure that those who realize this don't disturb the order of things.

Under Sagume's orders, she recreated the Lunar Capital within a dream.
Those heading to the Lunar Capital would be sent to the Capital in the dream; thus, the real Capital was hidden.

However, it seems that this plan was bothersome to her, and she didn't feel like playing along.
Also, it had been over half a year already, but there was still no sign of progress.

It was then that a visitor to the Dream World arrived.
Astonishingly, it was a human in their physical body.

The People of the Moon hate humans' impurity.
On the surface, she couldn't guide any such humans to the Lunar Capital.
Her true intent was to get a little bit of payback.

She sent the human off to the true Lunar Capital, just as they desired.

Doremy Sweet AoCF 夢を見せる妖怪

ドレミー・スイート

「私はドレミースイート
 夢の世界の支配者です」

夢の世界を支配する妖怪

本来、夢の世界に引きこもっている彼女が幻想郷で目撃された
はたしてこれが意味する事は一体何か

攻撃で敵から抜き出し奪うことができる「夢魂」が特徴
奪えば奪うほど、彼女のオカルト技が強力に

Dream-Bestowing Youkai

Doremy Sweet

"My name is Doremy Sweet.
I am the ruler of the world of dreams."

A youkai who rules over the world of dreams.

She normally stays cooped up in the dream world, but she's recently been seen in Gensokyo.
Just what does this mean, in the end?

Her special trait is her ability to pluck "Dream Souls" out of opponents with her attacks.
The more she steals, the more powerful her Urban Legend becomes.

Official Sources

Official sources

See Also

References

  1. Antinomy of Common Flowers - Sumireko and Doremy's Scenario
  2. Antinomy of Common Flowers - Sumireko and Doremy's Ending
  3. Antinomy of Common Flowers - Sumireko's Scenario
  4. 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.
  5. 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)