Embodiment of Scarlet Devil/Spell Cards/Stage 6

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Midboss Spell Card[edit]

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Spell Card 41
奇術「エターナルミーク」 (Kijutsu "Etaanaru miiku")
Conjuring "Eternal Meek" [1]
Owner
Sakuya Izayoi
Stage 6 — Normal/Hard/Lunatic
Editor's Comment
A high-speed barrage of random bullets.
Sakuya has run out of time and tricks. This is pure desperation.

Boss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 42
天罰「スターオブダビデ」 (Tenbatsu "Sutaa obu Dabide")
Heaven's Punishment "Star of David" [2]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Normal
Editor's Comment
An array of angled lasers and bullet explosions.
Anywhere a laser bends, an explosion will occur.
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Spell Card 43
冥符「紅色の冥界」 (Meifu "Akairo no meikai")
Nether Sign "Scarlet Netherworld" [3]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Normal
Editor's Comment
A mesmerizing shower of scarlet red rain.
A world of eternal darkness would be any vampire's dream.
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Spell Card 44
呪詛「ブラド・ツェペシュの呪い」 (Juso "Burado Tsepeshu no noroi")
Curse "Curse of Vlad Tepes" [4] [5]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Normal
Editor's Comment
An undulating display of blood-dripping daggers.
She invokes the name of the infamous Impaler. Is she related?
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Spell Card 45
紅符「スカーレットシュート」 (Koufu "Sukaaretto shuuto")
Scarlet Sign "Scarlet Shoot" [6]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Normal
Editor's Comment
Aimed cannon blasts of scarlet shot power.
Remember to get out of the way and watch for lingering traces.
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Spell Card 46
「レッドマジック」 ("Reddo majikku")
"Red Magic" [7]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Normal
Editor's Comment
The purest reflective blood-red magic.
How beautiful this moon looks, under the crimson air...
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Spell Card 47
神罰「幼きデーモンロード」 (Shinbatsu "Osanaki deemon roodo")
God's Punishment "Young Demon Lord" [8]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Hard/Lunatic
Editor's Comment
An array of angled lasers and bubble waves.
Can we really call her a young demon lord? She's over 500...
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Spell Card 48
獄符「千本の針の山」 (Gokufu "Senpon no hari no yama")
Hell Sign "Mountain of a Thousand Needles" [9]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Hard/Lunatic
Editor's Comment
A reflective wave of scarlet knives and needles.
One thousand needles? That's really too little to call a mountain.
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Spell Card 49
神術「吸血鬼幻想」 (Shinjutsu "Kyuuketsuki gensou")
Divine Art "Vampire Illusion" [10]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Hard/Lunatic
Editor's Comment
The quickshot spread of blood-dripping orbs.
It's weird how these blood droplets behave. A vampire's power?
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Spell Card 50
紅符「スカーレットマイスタ」 (Koufu "Sukaaretto maisuta")
Scarlet Sign "Scarlet Meister" [11]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Hard/Lunatic
Editor's Comment
Rapid-fire cannon blasts of scarlet shot power.
Mixing power and speed so carelessly... You're too cruel, Remilia.
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Spell Card 51
「紅色の幻想郷」 ("Akairo no Gensoukyou")
"Scarlet Gensokyo" [12]
Owner
Remilia Scarlet
Stage 6 — Hard/Lunatic
Editor's Comment
The purest undulating blood-red magic.
Seriously, the moon is way too big. Is it going to crash?

Notes[edit]

  1. Meek: could refer to the name of a knife made by MOKI (a Japanese knife maker), as well as the behavior of an "obedient" maid like Sakuya.
  2. The Star of David is a six-pointed star (hexagram) and a widely-used symbol of Judaism. Its use in Judaism originates in 14th-century depictions of the Seal of Solomon, which is a hexagram commonly associated with magic circles, alchemy and demon summoning.
  3. 冥界 (Meikai, lit. "dark world") can refer to a wide variety of underworlds and afterlife realms from various religions, such as Yomi in Shinto, Higan or Narakas in Buddhism, and so on. This ties into the general concept of vampires as undead or demonic beings, as does the Hard/Lunatic version of this card (see below).
    (Though the Touhou series has its own Netherworld, it is not directly based on any particular mythology and is predated by this card.)
  4. Vlad Ţepeș Dracula: a Romanian prince and inspiration for the fictional vampire, Dracula. Also referenced by the title of the Stage 6 theme, "The Young Descendant of Tepes".
  5. This spell's name could be a reference to the English title of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (which would be rendered as "ドラキュラの呪い" in Japanese).
  6. Possible pun? シュート (shuuto) is pronounced similarly to 酒徒 (shuto, "drinking buddies").
  7. A reference to the OS "Red Magic" from the novel Everything Becomes F: The Perfect Insider. For more info see Sakuya's spell cards.
  8. Refers to Remilia's status as the mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, as well as the common depiction of vampires as high-ranking undead that can command lesser demons. As with the Normal version of this card, it may also tie in with the hexagram seal of King Solomon, said to have given him the power to commune with devils.
  9. Impalement on mountains of sharp spikes is included among the many punishments in Buddhist Hells. These mountains of spikes are used as a general symbol of Hell in Japanese culture. Additionally, Vlad Tepes was known to have executed many of his political and religious enemies via exceedingly cruel methods; his favorite method was impalement, earning him the title "Vlad the Impaler".
  10. 吸血鬼幻想: a reference to Suehiro Tanemura's book of the same name.
  11. Meister: German for "master".
  12. References the main incident of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, where Remilia covered Gensokyo in scarlet mist that blocked the sun.
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