Embodiment of Scarlet Devil/Spell Cards/Extra

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Midboss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 52
月符「サイレントセレナ」 (Geppu "Sairento Serena")
Moon Sign "Silent Selene" [1] [2]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
A lunar display of moonlight.
Monday is a good day for this magic.
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Spell Card 53
日符「ロイヤルフレア」 (Nichifu "Roiyaru furea")
Sun Sign "Royal Flare" [1] [3]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Undulating sun flares that burst from the center.
Sunday is a good day for this magic.
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Spell Card 54
火水木金土符「賢者の石」 (Ka-sui-moku-kin-do-fu "Kenja no ishi")
Fire Water Wood Metal Earth Sign "Philosopher's Stone" [1] [4]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
The power of Fire, Water, Wood, Metal, and Earth combined.
This one-week magician is really giving it her all today.
Blue is aimed, red is random, green drifts left, yellow changes direction once, silver is aimed together.

Boss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 55
禁忌「クランベリートラップ」 (Kinki "Kuranberii torappu")
Taboo "Cranberry Trap"
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Aimed and centered magic trickles in from the edges.
I wonder what would you catch with a cranberry trap?
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Spell Card 56
禁忌「レーヴァテイン」 (Kinki "Reevatein")
Taboo "Lævateinn" [5]
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
A weapon demonstration with an ancient wand.
Really Flandre, you shouldn't take things that aren't yours.
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Spell Card 57
禁忌「フォーオブアカインド」 (Kinki "Foo obu a kaindo")
Taboo "Four of a Kind"
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
The mighty shadow clone technique. Which is the real one?
Look for the source of the most complex firework...
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Spell Card 58
禁忌「カゴメカゴメ」 (Kinki "Kagome kagome")
Taboo "Kagome, Kagome" [6] [7]
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Yellow orbs plow through a cage of green magic.
"Kagome, Kagome, the bird in the cage, when will you come out?"
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Spell Card 59
禁忌「恋の迷路」 (Kinki "Koi no meiro")
Taboo "Maze of Love"
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
A spiralling maze that forces you to spin around and around.
Blue means counterclockwise, and brown means clockwise.
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Spell Card 60
禁弾「スターボウブレイク」 (Kindan "Sutaabou bureiku")
Forbidden Barrage "Starbow Break" [8] [9]
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Rainbow barrages are made one after the other.
Luck is said to be found at the end of the rainbow.
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Spell Card 61
禁弾「カタディオプトリック」 (Kindan "Katadioputorikku")
Forbidden Barrage "Catadioptric" [10]
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Reflected cannon bursts aimed at the walls.
It seems there's a quiet spot in the lower right corner.
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Spell Card 62
禁弾「過去を刻む時計」 (Kindan "Kako wo kizamu tokei")
Forbidden Barrage "Clock that Ticks Away the Past"
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Spinning gears amidst a sea of bullets.
Time never lets you have a second chance, so stay sharp.
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Spell Card 63
秘弾「そして誰もいなくなるか?」 (Hidan "Soshite dare mo inaku naru ka?")
Secret Barrage "And Then Will There Be None?" [11] [12]
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Ghostly bullet trails and mysterious deathtraps.
All this suspense you're feeling would make for a great novel.
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Spell Card 64
QED495年の波紋」 (Q.E.D. "Yonhyaku-kyuujuu-go-nen no hamon")
Q.E.D. "Ripples of 495 Years" [13] [14]
Owner
Flandre Scarlet
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
The pent-up frustrations of 495 years' worth of imprisonment.
The final attack always is the hardest. This is a final attack. Q.E.D.

Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Patchouli's magic is based on the Chinese concepts of Qi Yao (七曜, lit. "seven luminaries" / "seven days") and Wu Xing (五行, lit. "five elements" / "five phases"). Each of the five elements, plus yin and yang, corresponds to a particular celestial body and day of the week; this is referenced by Patchouli being called "The One-Week Girl" in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil's omake.txt. Yin and yang respectively correspond to the moon (Monday) and sun (Sunday).
  2. Selene is the Greek Titan of the Moon. In Japanese, "Selene" and "serene" sound identical. Since "silent" and "serene" are both synonyms for "tranquil", this spell's name may be wordplay referring to the Moon's Sea of Tranquility.
  3. Refers to solar flares, which are brief eruptions of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface. "Royal" could also refer to the Emperor of Japan's mythological descent from the sun goddess Amaterasu. This spell's danmaku also forms the shape of a pentagram, a symbol commonly used to signify the relationships between elements in Wu Xing.
  4. The Philosopher's Stone is the ultimate goal of alchemy: a mythical substance that aids in the achievement of immortality and that can turn base metals (such as lead) into gold. A similar substance exists in Chinese alchemy (which is based on Wu Xing thought). 仙丹 (xiantian lit. "Stone of Immortality") can also supposedly aid in transmutation (turning metal into gold) and make the user immortal.
  5. Lævateinn: a magic weapon, likely a wand or sword, forged by the Norse God Loki. The name is generally accepted to mean "staff of destruction".
  6. The Japanese word "kagome" (籠目 lit. "basket eye") refers to a hexagonal lattice pattern found in basket-weaving and in many old Shinto shrines. This may tie in with Remilia's Spell Card "Star of David", which also references hexagrams.
  7. Kagome, Kagome: a traditional Japanese song and children's game. Several children sing while forming a circle (sometimes likened to a basket) around a blindfolded child (the 'oni'), who must guess the name of the person behind them when the song is finshed. The Japanese word for "vampire" (吸血鬼) contains the kanji for 'oni', and vampires in Touhou often have oni-like qualities as a result. One of Remilia's spells in Impossible Spell Card also references a children's game involving oni (specifically onigokko / 鬼ごっこ).
  8. 禁弾 (kindan, lit. 'forbidden bullet'): a pun on the identically-pronounced 禁断 (kindan, 'forbidden').
  9. Starbow: If someone flies in space at sub-light speed, stars behind them will be seen ahead. The phenomenon is called "starbow", because the colors of stars are blueshifted on the inside and redshifted on the outside by the optical Doppler effect.
  10. Catadioptric: a type of telescope which uses both reflection and refraction.
  11. 秘弾 (hidan, lit. 'secret bullet'): possibly a pun on the identically-pronounced 被弾 (hidan), which means "to be shot" and is often used in Japanese STG terminology.
  12. The phrase "And Then Will There Be None?" is based on the Agatha Christie novel, "And Then There Were None".
  13. Q.E.D.: short for Quod Erat Demonstrandum, used as an "End of Proof" statement.
  14. Possible reference to Hamon (波紋, lit. 'Ripple'), a fictional vampire-killing martial art in the series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
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