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Enoko Mitsugashira

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Enoko Mitsugashira
Enoko Mitsugashira
Cerberus of Forested Silence
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Species

Immortal yamainu

Abilities

Manipulating traps

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Enoko Mitsugashira (三頭 慧ノ子 Mitsugashira Enoko) is a character who debuts in Unfinished Dream of All Living Ghost.

General Information

Personality

Enoko has a cheerful personality and doesn’t hesitate to follow Saki Kurokoma’s orders. [1] [2] She also developed a sense of friendship and admiration with Marisa Kirisame, even for their few encounters. [3]

Abilities

Manipulating traps

Enoko can manipulate traps. This likely allows her to wield her bear traps to full effect.

Occupation

As a commander of the “Keiga Family's surface team”, she was the one leading the wolf spirits of the surface during the plot of Unfinished Dream of All Living Ghost to get the control of the land of Gensokyo. Her actual occupation is unknown.

Possessions

Enoko has two bear traps strapped to each of her wrists. They move in correspondence to her hands, snapping shut when she clenches her fist.[4]

Background Information

Origin

Judging from her appearance and last name, Enoko is likely based on the Cerberus. Most commonly known as a three-headed dog that guards the underworld gates to prevent the dead from leaving. She is also based on the Yamainu, one of two extinct subspecies of gray wolves that were once native to the Japanese archipelago.

Name

Enoko's full name is Mitsugashira Enoko ( 三頭 慧ノ子). The characters for Enoko's last name Mitsugashira (三頭) literally mean "three heads". The first word Mitsu () means "three", "third" or "triple" while Gashira () means "head" or "top". Her first name Enoko (慧ノ子) literally means "wise child" and is a wordplay on "puppy" (犬子 enoko) which corresponds to her being a yamainu. The first word ( E) means "wise", the second word ( no) is a possessive particle and the third word ( ko) is a common suffix used in female names which literally means "child".

Design

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Story

Games

Sprite of Enoko as an opponent in UdoALG
Sprite of player controlled Enoko in UdoALG
Unfinished Dream of All Living Ghost

Commanded by Saki Kurokoma, Enoko fights several opponents which include Aunn Komano and Marisa Kirisame. Afterwards, she meets Reimu Hakurei, who admits that she knows that Enoko is working under the orders of Zanmu Nippaku; and Hisami Yomotsu, who guides her to Hell after Enoko beats her. There, she encounters Suika Ibuki, who fights her after talking about her past, Zanmu’s, and how Enoko became immortal thanks to her curse.

Relationships

Zanmu Nippaku

Enoko became an immortal yamainu eating Zanmu's flesh while the latter was still human [4] and she followed Saki’s orders even though she knew that her boss was being manipulated by Zanmu, but when Suika Ibuki said that Zanmu didn’t need her anymore and that she was “thrown away.”, Enoko comments that she feels relieved. [1] Also, after Unfinished Dream of All Living Ghost, Enoko asks Marisa Kirisame for help to break her curse [3]

Saki Kurokoma

As the commander of the “Keiga Family's surface team”, [5] Saki is Enoko’s boss, and also the person who calmed her down and stopped her of eating all the spirits of the surface. [4] Although not much is known, Enoko seems to be in good terms with Saki, because she claims that she owns her life as she saved her from falling to Hell [6]

Marisa Kirisame

Enoko knows Marisa since long time ago, as she saw her in the Forest of Magic when she was still a wolf. [5] Their relationship seems to be very good, as Enoko even let Marisa examine her jewel so Marisa could get more information on how to cure her curse. [3] She also comments how impressed she is that the little girl she met a long time ago is now someone so strong that gets even oni surprised.

Gallery

Covers

Spell Cards

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 1
三頭「ケルベロスファイア」 Three Heads "Cerberus Fire" UDoALG Use

Additional Information

  • The silhouette of Son Biten, Enoko Mitsugashira, and Chiyari Tenkajin, appears on the jewel case for Unfinished Dream of All Living Ghost.

Fandom

Official Profiles

Th19Enoko.png ○森閑のケルベロス

 種族  不死のヤマイヌ
 名前  三頭 慧ノ子(みつがしら えのこ)
 能力  罠を操る程度の能力


 早鬼から、まるでケルベロスの様だ、と持ち上げられている。

 人間だったころの残無の肉を喰らったことがあるヤマイヌ。
 その所為で永遠に呪われている。

 魔法の森でひっそりと住んでいたが、永遠に近い命を持ちつつ、
 覚醒することなかった。ただの年老いた獣として長い時を過ごし、
 に生命の炎が尽きるのをただ待っていた。

 しかし、ある日心の奥底から何者かが呼びかけてきた。

 それは、あの肉を喰らったのに笑っていた不思議な僧侶の声だった。

 「わが肉を喰らいし幸運な獣よ。宝玉が近くに落ちている、それを喰らえ」

 心を震わせる声をきっかけに、彼女は目覚める。


 その宝玉は生命を浄化する月の宝珠に似ていた。
 手にしたとたん、獣の周りから穢れを取り除かれていく。
 本当の不死の存在となったようだ。

 続けて声は命令する。地上にいるすべての動物霊を喰らいつくせ、と。


 しかし、最強の動物霊、驪駒早鬼に出会い早鬼は彼女を懐柔した。

 早鬼に彼女を紹介したのもまた、不思議な僧侶、残無である。

 ちなみに、彼女のトラバサミは手を開くと開き、握るとしまるとても危……、便利な代物だ。

○Cerberus of Forested Silence

Species: Immortal yamainu
Name: Enoko Mitsugashira
Ability: Capable of manipulating traps

Saki is hyping her up as being "just like Cerberus itself".

A yamainu who once ate Zanmu's flesh back when Zanmu was human.
As a result, she is eternally cursed.

She lived quietly in the Forest of Magic, but she never fully awakened despite having a close-to-eternal lifespan.
She spent a long time as a simple beast who was getting on in years, idly waiting for the flame of her life to expire.

But one day, something called to her from the depths of her heart.

It was the voice of the strange monk, who had kept laughing even though Enoko ate her flesh.

"Lucky beast, who devoured mine flesh. A beautiful gem lies nearby. Devour it."

In response to that voice that made her heart tremble, her latent power awakened.

The gemstone was similar to one of the Moon's precious orbs, which purified life.
The moment the beast picked it up, all the impurity around her began to be siphoned away.
It seemed that she had become truly immortal.

The voice continued, giving her orders. "Devour all the beast spirits up here atop the land."

However, the strongest beast spirit of all, Saki Kurokoma, met and placated her.

The one who introduced Saki to her... was also that strange monk, Zanmu.

By the way, her bear trap opens when she splays her hand, and snaps shut when she clenches her fist. It's very dangerou... um, convenient.

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