Embodiment of Scarlet Devil/Spell Cards/Stage 4

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Boss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 15
火符「アグニシャイン」 (Hifu "Aguni shain")
Fire Sign "Agni Shine" [1]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Easy/Normal (Reimu-A)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her first spell card as Reimu-A on easy/normal mode. Patchouli creates waves of fireballs that circle around her, then change angle and expand the circle outwards.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A whirlwind of fire.
Tuesday is a good day for this magic.
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Spell Card 16
水符「プリンセスウンディネ」 (Mizufu "Purinsesu undine")
Water Sign "Princess Undine" [2] [3]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Easy/Normal (Reimu-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her first spell card as Reimu-B on easy/normal mode. She shoots 3-way thin lasers aimed at the player while expeding blue bullets from above herself. Then she shoots multiple lines of large aimed bullets, as she shoots a 3-way pattern of slow, medium sized blue bullets that also aim at the player.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A slim path of ice followed by a wall of water.
Wednesday is a good day for this magic.
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Spell Card 17
木符「シルフィホルン」 (Kifu "Shirufi horun")
Wood Sign "Sylphy Horn" [4] [5] [3]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Easy/Normal (Marisa-A)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her first spell card as Marisa-A on easy/normal. Patchouli shoots green bullets from herself that fall to the lower left corner, while the right side of the screen spawns more green bullets that go in the same direction.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Wind-blown autumn leaves.
Thursday is a good day for this magic.
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Spell Card 18
土符「レイジィトリリトン」 (Tsuchifu "Reiji toririton")
Earth Sign "Lazy Trilithon" [6]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Easy/Normal (Marisa-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her first spell card as Marisa-B on easy/normal mode. Patchouli spawns brown bullets that slowly go lower in the screen and take a random direction in seemingly large clumps.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A landslide of tumbling rocks.
Saturday is a good day for this magic.
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Spell Card 19
金符「メタルファティーグ」 (Kanefu "Metaru fatiigu")
Metal Sign "Metal Fatigue" [7]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Normal (Marisa-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her second spell card as MarisaB on normal mode. She spawns large yellow bullets in a circle around her, and those first generation bullets in turn spawn bullets of the same kind around themselves. The second generation bullets won't reproduce. This gives the illusion that Patchouli is spinning bullets around herself and repelling them.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
The malleability of gold. The coin expands indefinitely.
Friday is a good day for this magic.
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Spell Card 20
火符「アグニシャイン上級」 (Hifu "Aguni shain joukyuu")
Fire Sign "Agni Shine High Level"
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Normal (Marisa-A), Hard/Lunatic (Reimu-A)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her second spell on normal mode as Marisa-A, and her first spell on hard/lunatic as Reimu-A. This is very similar to "Agni Shine", but the circles are formed by fireballs going in opposite directions.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A double whirlwind of fire.
It's not safe to play with fire. Especially in a library.
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Spell Card 21
木符「シルフィホルン上級」 (Kifu "Shirufi horun joukyuu")
Wood Sign "Sylphy Horn High Level"
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Normal (Reimu-B), Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-A)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her second spell for Reimu-B on normal mode, and first spell as Marisa-A on hard/lunatic. Behaves very similarly to "Sylphy Horn", but the direction of the bullets changes to the lower right, and it's far denser.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Gust-blown autumn leaves.
The trees won't have any leaves left after this magic spell.
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Spell Card 22
土符「レイジィトリリトン上級」 (Tsuchifu "Reiji toririton joukyuu")
Earth Sign "Lazy Trilithon High Level"
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Normal (Reimu-A), Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her second spell as Marisa-B on hard/lunatic. Very similar to "Lazy Trilithon", but the bullets are much faster.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A landslide of tumbling rocks.
All these rocks change directions suddenly. Watch your head.
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Spell Card 23
火符「アグニレイディアンス」 (Hifu "Aguni reidiansu")
Fire Sign "Agni Radiance"
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-A)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her second spell as Marisa-A on hard/lunatic. Behaves very similarly to "Agni Shine High Level", with the addition of Patchouli shooting large red bullets from herself in random directions.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A double whirlwind of fire. It bursts with red magic.
This spell's horoscope is aligned with Mars.
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Spell Card 24
水符「ベリーインレイク」 (Mizufu "Berii in reiku")
Water Sign "Bury In Lake" [8]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Hard/Lunatic (Reimu-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her first spell as Reimu-B on hard/lunatic. Visually similar to "Princess Undine", Patchouli shoots thin lasers that close in on the player, as she produces circles of blue aimed bullets around her. When she finishes, she moves to the side while shooting lanes of large bullets around the player, then quickly returns to the middle.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A slim path of ice followed by a giant wall of water.
This spell's horoscope is aligned with Mercury.
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Spell Card 25
木符「グリーンストーム」 (Kifu "Guriin sutoomu")
Wood Sign "Green Storm" [9]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Hard/Lunatic (Reimu-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her second spell as Reimu-B on hard/lunatic. Very similar to "Silphy Horn", but both sides of the screen shoot bullets towards the opposite side.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Tornado-blown autumn leaves. The winds blow both ways.
This spell's horoscope is aligned with Jupiter.
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Spell Card 26
土符「トリリトンシェイク」 (Tsuchifu "Toririton sheiku")
Earth Sign "Trilithon Shake"
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Hard/Lunatic (Reimu-A)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her second spell as Reimu-A. Very similar to "Lazy Trilithon High Level", with the bullets being slower, and the addition of fast, large, yellow bullets aimed at the player's position.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A landslide of tumbling rocks. The boulders are aimed.
This spell's horoscope is aligned with Saturn.
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Spell Card 27
金符「シルバードラゴン」 (Kanefu "Shirubaa doragon")
Metal Sign "Silver Dragon" [10] [11] [12]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her second spell as Marisa-B on hard/lunatic mode. Patchouli makes three-layered circles of medium sized silver bullets. The circle as a whole is aimed at the player, and the bullets pile up as they spawn quickly.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
The malleability of silver. The coin as a whole is aimed.
This spell's horoscope is aligned with Venus.
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Spell Card 28
火&土符「ラーヴァクロムレク」 (Hitotsuchifu "Raava kuromureku")
Fire & Earth Sign "Lava Cromlech" [13]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Easy/Normal/Hard/Lunatic (Reimu-A), Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-A)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her third (and final, on easy mode) spell as Reimu-A, and her final spell as Marisa-A on hard/lunatic mode. Patchouli shoots circles of fireballs that spawn rotated at random angles, then shoots small clumps of brown bullets similarly to "Lazy Trilithon".
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A massive explosion of fire and rock.
The type of special effect you see all the time in movies.
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Spell Card 29
木&火符「フォレストブレイズ」 (Kitohifu "Foresuto bureizu")
Wood & Fire Sign "Forest Blaze"
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Easy/Normal/Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-A), Hard/Lunatic (Reimu-A)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her third (and final, on easy mode) spell as Marisa-A, and her final spell as Reimu-A on hard/lunatic mode. Behaves similarly to "Silphy Horn", but the bullets Patchouli spawns are replaced by fireballs, which have bigger hitboxes than the shards.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
A wind filled of burning leaves and flame.
Only you can prevent forest fires. But aren't we in a library?
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Spell Card 30
水&木符「ウォーターエルフ」 (Mizutokifu "Uootaa erufu")
Water & Wood Sign "Water Elf" [14]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Easy/Normal/Hard/Lunatic (Reimu-B), Normal/Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her third (and final, on easy mode) spell as Reimu-B, and her fourth (and final, on normal mode) spell as Marisa-B. Patchouli shoots aimed, crescent shaped patterns of large yellow bullets, and aimed circles of medium sized green and blue bullets, as she quickly flies all over the screen.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Running through the forest in the rain.
This is a moment of great happiness for the trees.
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Spell Card 31
金&水符「マーキュリポイズン」 (Kanetomizufu "Maakyuri poizun")
Metal & Water Sign "Mercury Poison" [15]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Normal/Hard/Lunatic (Reimu-A, Reimu-B), Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her fourth (and final, on normal mode) spell as Reimu-A and Reimu-B, and her final spell as Marisa-B on hard/lunatic mode. Patchouli shoots rings of brown and blue bullets from herself in multiple waves. Brown bullets go left and blue bullets go right, as she stays still during a wave and moves to start another.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Deadly metallic pollution of the element of life.
A liquid metal. Quicksilver. Not good for your health.
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Spell Card 32
土&金符「エメラルドメガリス」 (Tsuchitokanefu "Emerarudo megarisu")
Earth & Metal Sign "Emerald Megalith" [16]
Owner
Patchouli Knowledge
Stage 4 — Easy/Normal/Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-B), Normal/Hard/Lunatic (Marisa-A), Hard/Lunatic (Reimu-B)
Spell Card Pattern Description
Her third (and final, on easy mode) spell as Marisa-B, her fourth (and final, on normal mode) spell as Marisa-A and her final spell as Reimu-B on hard/lunatic mode. Patchouli flies around the screen, as large green bubbles appear anywhere on the screen, producing a burst of medium sized green bullets, and then fall down slowly.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Mining of the earth for precious jewels.
With this many jewels, it is almost certainly fake.

Notes[edit]

  1. Agni: the Hindu god of fire who forms a quintet with other elemental gods including Prithvi (earth), Ap/Varuna (water), Vayu (air), and Aksha/Dyaus (space). Agni is also a demon in the Megami Tensei series, a franchise of JRPGs that's often referenced by ZUN.
  2. Undine: a water nymph/elemental in Western folklore. According to Paracelus, undines form an elemental quartet with sylphids (air), gnomes (earth), and salamanders (fire).
    May be a nod to the tragic play Ondine in which a knight, recently engaged to a princess, falls in love with an undine.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Undine and Sylphy are demons of the Elemental Race in the Megami Tensei series.
  4. Sylph: a wind elemental of Western folklore, sometimes also associated with wood and forests. According to Paracelus, sylphs form an elemental quartet with undines (water), gnomes (earth), and salamanders (fire).
  5. "Horn" could reference several things: the horns of a beetle (as a proposed etymology for the word "sylph" is the Ancient Greek "sílphē" (beetle); the generic name for a brass instrument that uses air to function; or "horn" (角 jue), the third degree of the Chinese pentatonic scale. 角 corresponds to the element of wood in Wu Xing philosophy, which Patchouli's magic is based on. (Wood, in Wu Xing, is in turn linked to air and wind.)
  6. Trilithon: a structure built from three stones, e.g. Stonehenge.
  7. Fatigue: structural damage that occurs when a material is repeatedly put under stress.
  8. Connecting to Patchouli's previous water element spell card, undine is a generic name for any female water nymph including the naiad. Naiads are river and lake spirits that drown those who reject their advances.
  9. Green is the color of wood in Wu Xing.
  10. Silver Dragon coins (龍銀 lit. "dragon silver") were special issue coins produced in China (and later in Korea and Japan) during the 1900s.
  11. Many types of Liriope are referred to with the name "silver dragon". There also exists a plant native to Japan named "silver dragon grass" (銀竜草), scientific name Monotropastrum humile.
  12. May be a reference to the "Silver Dragon" (シルバードラゴン) from Emerald Dragon (which released on the PC-98) or the "Silver Dragon" (シルバードラゴン) boss from Tower of Druaga.
  13. Cromlech: a stone monument consisting of monoliths encircling a mound.
  14. Water Elf: a nymph. The theme of stage 2, which takes place at the Misty Lake, is "Lunate Elf".
  15. Mercury is a heavy metal best known for being extremely toxic, and one of the most common natural contaminants of water. Ingestion can lead to mercury poisoning. In both Western and Eastern alchemy, mercury was thought to have medicinal properties and was considered an ingredient towards making the Philosopher's Stone. Emperor Qin Shi Huang is suspected to have died ingesting mercury, thinking it would grant him immortality. In Qi Yao (the Chinese Wu Xing influenced concept of a seven-day week that Patchouli bases her magic off of), the element corresponding to Wednesday and the planet Mercury is water.
  16. Megalith: a large stone used to construct a structure or monument, e.g. Moai.
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