Embodiment of Scarlet Devil/Spell Cards/Stage 5

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Midboss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 33
奇術「ミスディレクション」(Kijutsu "Misudirekushon")
Conjuring "Misdirection"
Owner
Sakuya Izayoi
Stage 5 — Easy/Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Sakuya launches a flurry of aimed, kunai-shaped red bullets while she dashes to the side, then shortly appears on the other side and throws aimed knives.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Aimed bursts of daggers and blades.
An illusionist's skill is that of misdirection.
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Spell Card 34
奇術「幻惑ミスディレクション」(Kijutsu "Genwaku misudirekushon")
Conjuring "Mesmerizing Misdirection"
Owner
Sakuya Izayoi
Stage 5 — Hard/Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to "Misdirection", but the kunai bounce when they touch a wall, and will only disappear when they go through the bottom of the screen.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Aimed bursts of reflective daggers and blades.
However, Sakuya is not an illusionist. This is her true power.

Boss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 35
幻在「クロックコープス」(Genzai "Kurokku koopusu")
Illusion Existence "Clock Corpse" [1]
Owner
Sakuya Izayoi
Stage 5 — Easy/Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Sakuya shoots small bullets from herself in random directions, then stops time and aims an arc of knives at the player, creates lanes of knives that go downwards, and resumes time.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
The clock freezes with the curtain of aimed daggers.
You can't move when time stops, but neither can the bullets. Plan ahead.
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Spell Card 36
幻象「ルナクロック」(Genshou "Runa kurokku")
Illusion Image "Luna Clock" [2] [3]
Owner
Sakuya Izayoi
Stage 5 — Easy/Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Sakuya will shoot an organized circle of small bullets, then stop time and create multiple lanes of knives in the space between herself and the player. Most of the knives will turn green and change direction to any possible angle without changing its original position or speed. Once all green knives have been turned around and Sakuya has moved, she will resume time to its normal flow.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
The clock freezes with the curtain of random daggers.
Daggers appear out of nowhere. Can she do card tricks too?
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Spell Card 37
メイド秘技「操りドール」(Meido higi "Ayatsuri dooru")
Maid Secret Skill "Manipulating Doll" [4] [5]
Owner
Sakuya Izayoi
Stage 5 — Easy/Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Sakuya will shoot two waves of knives at the player, a blue one, and a more compressed red one. She will then stop time and do a similar process to what she does in "Luna Clock"- turn most knives green and change their angle, before continuing time.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
The clock freezes with the burst of randomly aimed daggers.
Knives that did not change during one time freeze might change in another.
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Spell Card 38
幻幽「ジャック・ザ・ルドビレ」(Gen'yuu "Jakku za rudobire")
Illusion Phantom "Jack the Ludo Bile" [6] [7] [8]
Owner
Sakuya Izayoi
Stage 5 — Hard/Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Similar to "Clock Corpse", replacing the small bullets by large red bullets, and making all the knives aim in three directions, one on the player, and two other on symmetrical points to the sides of the first.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
The clock freezes with the curtain of aimed daggers.
The curtain might seem unpassable at first, but that is an illusion.
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Spell Card 39
幻世「ザ・ワールド」(Gense "Za waarudo")
Illusion World "The World" [9] [10]
Owner
Sakuya Izayoi
Stage 5 — Hard/Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Similar to "Luna Clock", replacing the small bullets by fireballs, which can also be turned around and change angle while time is stopped.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
The clock freezes with the curtain of random daggers.
Moving closer forces the knives to appear further away.
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Spell Card 40
メイド秘技「殺人ドール」(Meido higi "Satsujin dooru")
Maid Secret Skill "Killing Doll" [4] [5] [11]
Owner
Sakuya Izayoi
Stage 5 — Hard/Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Similar to "Manipulating Doll", but the knives she aims are in a circular pattern around her, and she creates a large wave of knives that can also change direction while time is stopped.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
The clock freezes with the explosion of random daggers.
A maid's true power. The desire to protect her mistress is strong.

Notes[edit]

  1. 幻在 (genzai): a pun on 現在 (genzai, "present world"). The usual 現 (gen) kanji is replaced with an identically pronounced kanji (幻) that means "illusion".
  2. 幻象 (genshou): a pun on 現象 (genshou, "phenomenon"). The usual 現 (gen) kanji is replaced with an identically-pronounced kanji (幻) that means "illusion".
  3. Moondials are time pieces that use the full moon to tell the time, and are often associated with the practice of lunar gardening. Flowers, night and the full moon are likewise referenced by the titles of Sakuya's theme songs ("Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial" and "Flowering Night") and the kanji in her name. "Luna" could also be short for "lunatic", tying in with her "Jack the Ludo Bile" spell card (see below).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Likely a reference to the 1996 Japanese murder mystery The Perfect Insider. The culprit of the story has several personalities, including that of a doll and maid, and proclaims that despite committing the murder, she was nothing more than "a doll being manipulated". An OS called "Red Magic" is also involved, referenced by one of Remilia's Spell Cards and in writing on Sakuya's sleeve. The novel also has many similarities to And Then There Were None, referenced by Flandre's Spell Cards and Dolls in Pseudo Paradise.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Doll" may also be a reference to "Doll of Misery", the music theme of similar PC-98 character Yumeko.
  6. 幻幽 (genyuu): homophone of 現有 (genyuu, "currently").
  7. "Ludo bile", meaning "mad herb", is Bulgarian slang for the extremely toxic belladonna plant.
  8. "Jack" refers to 19th-century serial killer Jack the Ripper, who is referenced by several of Sakuya's Spell Cards and her chosen weapon of silver knives. One of the sequels to The Perfect Insider is titled Jack the Poetical Private; Jack the Ripper also appears as a servant of the vampire DIO in the series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and as a knife-wielding vampire hunter in the novel Anno Dracula.
  9. 幻世 (gense): a pun on 現世 (gense, "real world").
  10. "The World" is the name of DIO's Stand in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, which has the ability to stop time. Various aspects of Sakuya's character (knives, time manipulation, connection to vampires) are very likely to be homages to DIO.
  11. May also be a reference to the mystery novel The Killing Doll (殺す人形 in Japanese).
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