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Suika Ibuki
iβɯᵝki sɯᵝika̠ (♫)
Suika Ibuki
Tiny Night Parade of One Hundred Demons
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Species

Oni

Abilities

Manipulation of density and sparseness

Location

Somewhere in Gensokyo (Commonly seen around Youkai Mountain, Heaven and the Hakurei Shrine). Used to live in Ancient City

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"I've been watching all of you this whole time. You all responded to my 'foregathering ability' without noticing, and came to these feasts. Do you know what this means? It means none of you can defeat me."Suika Ibuki (Immaterial and Missing Power)

Suika Ibuki (伊吹 萃香 Ibuki Suika) is the main antagonist of Immaterial and Missing Power. She's a typical oni that loves drinking and fighting. Just as the folktales say, she has two horns on her head that symbolize her oni heritage, and enough physical strength to throw large boulders single-handedly.

General Information

Suika chiefly appears in the spin-off game installments of the Touhou Project, such as Immaterial and Missing Power and Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. Her only appearance in a main game is appearing as a support character for Reimu Hakurei in Subterranean Animism.

It is unknown exactly where she is living currently. In many endings of Immaterial and Missing Power, she is shown spending her time at the Hakurei Shrine, but in Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, it says she is mainly active around the Youkai Mountain, and when visiting it during the events of Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, she comments on how nostalgic it feels. In Strange and Bright Nature Deity she is shown to be coming and going between Gensokyo and the country of oni in the Underworld. At the end of her route in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, she was seen spending some time in Heaven after having defeated Tenshi Hinanawi in battle, but she was shown to be in Gensokyo after that.

Personality

Her personality is jolly and quite childish, as you would expect from her appearance. Despite her childlike exterior, however, she possesses great amounts of raw power. She loves drinking and is frequently seen in the fighting games drunk; she claims she's been drinking sake for some hundreds of years now.[1]

Suika bears the typical personality traits of most oni, valuing strength and fair play while despising dishonesty and cowardice. However, she is apparently slightly less honest than a typical oni. In addition, she doesn't kidnap humans, which is known to be the "strongest bond of trust" between oni and humans. However, she is nonetheless quite honest.[2]

Though she is generally a happy-go-lucky oni, as one of the most powerful youkai in Gensokyo, she can be very observant. In addition, she is seen being very critical of others in Immaterial and Missing Power, such as by calling Alice Margatroid a coward and telling Youmu Konpaku how people make fun of her.

Abilities

Strength

Suika, more than the abnormal strength of an oni, possesses super-strength. Aya Shameimaru, who has probably seen or heard of nearly every youkai by now, once referred to Suika as "simply the most powerful youkai in Gensokyo"[3]. That doesn't mean there aren't others that could be nearly equal to her power, but she is still thought of as the strongest/most powerful youkai in Aya's opinion. Of course, this may be because she is a tengu, who were once subordinate to the oni. At the time of Silent Sinner in Blue, among the people that Reimu Hakurei knows, it seems that she had the greatest super-strength [4], but she admits that Yuugi Hoshiguma might be (physically) stronger than she is.[5] She once uttered "my army is the night parade of a hundred demons! No human or youkai can stand against foregathered oni!"[6]

Manipulation of density and sparseness
A giant Suika about to squash Marisa Kirisame, as illustrated in The Grimoire of Marisa.

Suika's ability to manipulate "density" gives her the power to control the density of any given object; to put it simply, assembly and dispersion. As the object's density increases, it heats up, and as it decreases, it turns into a mist.[7] During her spell cards and other attacks, she can also create smaller versions of herself and make herself giant. She can also decrease her own body's density to become a mist, as she did during the events of Immaterial and Missing Power, making it impossible to attack her.[8] By doing this all over Gensokyo, she can effectively keep an eye on everything going on. She can also gather things without shape, like people's souls, which caused the incident in the first place. She has also affected the Moon as reflected in sky (the canopy) to make it explode, then take the falling fragments and turn them into mist as well,[1] but the details as to how are unknown. Youmu Konpaku, after striking her with one of her swords, commented that the sword itself reacted strangely.[9]

With this power, she was able to assemble the thoughts of people and youkai, and made the residents of Gensokyo periodically have a party. Furthermore, with this power she is able to split up into small pieces and become a giant, and she is also able to disperse into the atmosphere. Other than that, she is able to compress her attack and increase her power, and is able to draw the opponent into something like a black hole, and sucking the opponent's power, out of nowhere she assembles rocks and health, and the way she throws it can be seen. It seems like she is able to turn a mountain into sand by this power (according to Immaterial and Missing Power). During her mystery attacks on Myouren Temple in Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 9, she was capable of one-hit knockouts without being seen. She was also able to collect all the trash around the Hakurei Shrine in three seconds.[10]

Unbelievably, in her last spell in Immaterial and Missing Power's story mode, "Pandemonium" or "A Million Oni Parade the Night," her spell gauge and her health gauge disperse, making an unthinkable system-intervention model for its usage method.

Possessions

Suika has a gourd that she calls the Ibuki Gourd, which has been soaked in the extract of a sake bug, making it capable of turning water into sake.[11] To prevent it from overflowing, the gourd has a stopper on it, and she can't pour out more than the gourd will hold at one time. Closing the gourd will make it refill right away.[12]

Backstory

Before appearing in Gensokyo, Suika lived in the Underworld. However, before even that, she apparently lived on the Youkai Mountain as one of the four "Devas of the Mountain", along with Yuugi Hoshiguma, Kasen Ibaraki, and one other. Since the oni were superior to the other residents of the mountain, such as the tengu and kappa, they all still remember her even now as someone to be respected.[13]

Character Design

Origin

Suika is most likely based off of Shuten-douji. Shuten-douji was a man who lived a half-youkai existence, with an existence between that of a human and Yamata no Orochi, known as one of the Three Great Evil Youkai of Japan (日本三大悪妖怪) alongside Tamamo-no-Mae and the tengu form of Emperor Sutoku. In the prefectural border between Gifu Prefecture and Shiga Prefecture was Mount Ibuki, which was his birthplace. Furthermore, in the Otogizooshi Shuten-douji is said to have been abandoned after birth at the foot of Mt. Ibuki, and to have been previously been known as 伊吹童子 (Ibuki-douji).

Mt. Ooe was a mountain that extended over Fukuchiyama, Miyazu, and Yosano, Kyoto. It was once a mine heavily mined for copper, nickel, and chromium. There is a legend where the aforementioned Shuten-douji and his subordinates were exterminated, and in fact, completely massacred, and in the town centre of Oe, near the Oe Station (Kitakinki Tango Railway), there are many associated images, Onigawara, mozaic images, and other things like that lined up. One of her Scarlet Weather Rhapsody spell cards, "Complete Massacre on Mt. Ooe" probably comes from this.

Among Shuten-douji's subordinates, among the especially powerful "big four," there was one oni by the name of "Hoshikuma-douji." This is where the name of Suika's ally from the big four, Yuugi Hoshiguma, comes from. Furthemore, according to the legend, Ibaraki-douji (on whom Kasen Ibaraki is based) was a subordinate or even lover of Shuten-douji. Within the Touhou setting, Kasen and Suika's relationship is as of yet unknown.

Name

Her full name is Suika Ibuki (伊吹 萃香). Her first name Suika (萃香) is not a legitimate Japanese word, but literally it can be translated as "gathering fragrance". Incidentally, suika (スイカ/西瓜/水瓜) is the word for watermelon in the Japanese language (in common Japanese, the pitch accent for "watermelon" is flat. In order to distinguish, native speakers pronounce her name as "Su*[high] i*[high] ka*[low]"). Her last name Ibuki (伊吹) can mean Chinese Juniper in Japanese, but in her case, it's highly likely to be a reference to Mount Ibuki (伊吹山 Ibuki-yama) the place where Shuten-douji supposedly was born. In addition, Shuten (酒呑) means "alcohol drink".

Design

Suika has two long straight oni horns on her head, decorated with ribbons. She wears a tattered pale pink blouse, a long purple and pink skirt, and three chain accessories tied to her belt. Her eyes are brown.

The three symbols are related to Gibon Sengai's Picture "Circle, Triangle, Square" (or Three Dimensions of Somatic Attunement). This picture is so esoteric that there are several interpretations on it, but the significance of the three diagrams would be mentioned by Rinnosuke Morichika in Chapter 22 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia.

Though fighting games sprites represent her with blonde/light brown hair, it must be considered as an error; Suika's real hair color actually being ginger (orange) according to Alphes' artworks and ZUN's artworks and sprites.

Appearances

Spin-offs

Suika Sprite in Immaterial and Missing Power
Immaterial and Missing Power

During the events of Immaterial and Missing Power, the people of Gensokyo were manipulated into having feasts repeatedly, one right after another, by Suika's ability to "gather" anything. She intended to draw all the other oni out of hiding with continuous, non-stop celebration. Her motive for this was the short spring in Perfect Cherry Blossom and the lower number of flower viewings that could be held because of it.

In most characters' scenarios, Suika was defeated and the number of feasts began to decrease. In Suika's scenario, she managed to defeat all of her major foes in a feast, but her plan failed anyway due to Reimu Hakurei's ability and her own short-comings as an oni.

Shoot the Bullet
Suika in StB, DS & ISC

In Shoot the Bullet, Aya Shameimaru encountered Suika on the Extra stage and took photos of her danmaku, being the first shoot 'em up game Suika appears in.

Scarlet Weather Rhapsody

In Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, she notices that temperaments are being gathered from everyone into the sky, so she decides to climb up the Youkai Mountain to follow them. Once she reaches the heavens, she locates the perpetrator. Instead of trying to put an end to whatever plot was going on, Suika demands a living space in the heavens. She later gathers everyone to the heavens to attack Tenshi Hinanawi, although whether it was to punish the celestial or just to pass the time is unclear.

Subterranean Animism
Touhou Hisoutensoku

If connecting SWR with Touhou Hisoutensoku, then Suika can become a selectable character to play with, although she appears in no scenarios.

Double Spoiler
Suika with Yuugi in Hopeless Masquerade

In Double Spoiler, Suika appeared as a stage 6 target, where she uses a few spell cards and had Aya Shameimaru and Hatate Himekaidou take photos of her and her danmaku.

Hopeless Masquerade

Suika made a background cameo appearance in Hopeless Masquerade on the Human Village stage. She is seen standing on a balcony of the tavern with Yuugi Hoshiguma, drinking beer.

Impossible Spell Card

After apparently reading the newspaper by the tengu about a mischief-making amanojaku, Suika becomes one of the many strong youkai and humans to try and stop Seija Kijin. She uses spell cards that are considered impossible to dodge.

100th Black Market

Suika appears as one of the potential bosses of the 6th Market, located in Rainbow Dragon Cave. Given that the depths of the cave are usually anoxic, Marisa theorizes that Suika filled the cave with air so that she could host a party inside, with Mamizou Futatsuiwa and Momoyo Himemushi being among those who attended.

Literature

Suika, as illustrated in Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red.
Suika with Aya Shameimaru in said fanbook.
Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red
Main article: Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red/Suika

Aya Shameimaru realizes that the Moon has exploded late one midwinter night and goes to interview the person responsible, Suika Ibuki. Suika is drunk, but she manages to tell Aya that she did it as a threat to all those who were partying, reminding them of onis by shattering the sky, a proof of their awesome strength by splitting the sky apart so easily to blow up the Moon.

During the follow interview, Suika challenges Aya to a drinking match even as she asks her for sake. Aya seems to accept and invites Suika to drink with her at a nearby food cart, with hilarious results as Suika talks about silencing the poor owner. Aya then mentions her surprise at Suika and the onis being back. Suika responds that she is the only one, and she's come back only for a while. She also tells Aya how sad she is that the tengu have lost most of their influence. Suika finishes by accusing the tengu of not showing their strength and Aya ends the discussion by inviting Suika to drink about gathering news for her.

Suika appearance in Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 9
Strange and Bright Nature Deity

In Chapter 17 and 18, Suika gives a jug with a sake bug in it to Reimu Hakurei. However, it's soon stolen by the Three Fairies of Light, who replace it with a fake. The real jug is later taken to Eientei for analysis, and when Suika returns to the shrine, they find that the jug no longer contains the bug. She is not particularly concerned at it, however, and proceeds to explain to Reimu and Marisa Kirisame what it does.

Wild and Horned Hermit

In the end of Chapter 9, Suika is revealed to be the culprit behind the strange attacks that have been happening lately, especially in and around the Myouren Temple. She eventually went to the shrine hoping to see Kasen Ibaraki, but she disappears before they meet. She reappears at the end of Chapter 16 for the same purpose, having received a tip from Yuugi Hoshiguma, and thinks to herself that Kasen doesn't need to keep hiding, and that she hasn't seen her in a long time. In chapter 20, Suika disguises as the merchant of a stand where Kasen goes, where she explains that knows what Kasen's real plans are and that she is trying to cross the barrier, but Suika is interrupted by Reimu before she could end her explanations of how to do it.

Lotus Eaters

Suika is a main character in Lotus Eaters. She regularly drinks at Geidontei, sometimes appearing without a disguise to the shock of Miyoi and Reimu.

Due to her relationship with Miyoi, she is the cause or resolver of several incidents occurring throughout the plot.

Relationships

Yuugi Hoshiguma

Suika and Yuugi Hoshiguma were two of the four devas of the mountain, and are very good friends, although it's been a while since they've actually seen each other before Subterranean Animism. Of course, their reunion during that time was not in person, but instead Suika talking with Yuugi using Yukari's yin-yang orbs. Suika hopes the four of them can go mountain climbing again, some day. They've been seen hanging around together in the background of the Human Village of Hopeless Masquerade.

Yukari Yakumo

Yukari Yakumo was Suika's friend before the oni went to the Underworld. It is unknown how or when they became friends. Yukari cares about Suika, as her (hypothetical) Immaterial and Missing Power story has her stop Suika because she's worried that people will find Suika whom won't be as forgiving as Yukari is. Suika does favors for Yukari, such as rebuilding the Hakurei Shrine in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody or going along with her scheme in Subterranean Animism. The two play danmaku battles with each other, though it's been a while since the last one before Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. In Oriental Sacred Place Chapter 12, Yukari is with Suika at the Hakurei Shrine New Year's Festival.

Suika (an oni) does tend to get annoyed with Yukari's "dirty tricks", but doesn't go beyond snapping that they're dirty. Suika referred to Yukari's existence as fraudulent to Youmu Konpaku in Immaterial and Missing Power, and stated to Yukari that it was rare to see her "on this side of the world" in broad daylight in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. These may be simple figures of speech, or they may show that Suika knows many deeper things about Yukari.

Reimu Hakurei

Reimu Hakurei's honesty in Immaterial and Missing Power impressed the oni when they first met. The oni now drops by the shrine often. Reimu usually has Suika pick up garbage. Once Suika even gave Reimu a sake bug as a gift so they could drink quality sake together (unfortunately, a series of events resulted in the worm being lost). She has teamed up with Reimu to go along with Yukari's scheme in Subterranean Animism.

Miyoi Okunoda

In Lotus Eaters, Miyoi Okunoda possessed the Ibuki Gourd (without permission) to be able to see the world outside of Geidontei. Though Suika is aware of this happening, she did not interfere at first to see what Miyoi would do. When Suika finally questioned Miyoi, they got along and came to an agreement: Suika will let Miyoi stay in the Ibuki Gourd whenever she wants to and, in return, Miyoi will keep Geidontei open late whenever Suika stops by.

Kasen Ibaraki

Their relationship is obscure, but because Kasen was trying to avoid Suika as much as possible in the Wild and Horned Hermit, their connection should not be light. Later, Suika finds out about her from Yuugi but decides to leave it alone as she's curious on what Kasen's scheming. The two speak on familiar terms when they do come face to face, and Suika knows what Kasen's true intentions for hanging around the Hakurei Shrine are.

It is eventually revealed that Kasen is the third of the four devas, explaining the two's familiarity with one another. How their relationship changed after the breakup of the devas is unknown.

Minor relationships

Tenshi Hinanawi

Suika travelled up to Heaven and beat up Tenshi to get some land. Iku mentions in her ending that Tenshi must have gave it to her without consulting any of the other celestials about the matter. Since then, Suika played at least one prank on Tenshi by gathering up many others to come fight her. Tenshi initially figured that it'd be okay because Suika will get bored and leave heaven soon, but by the time the final story (Tenshi's) in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody ends. Suika's still up there, causing Tenshi to worry about just how long the oni plans on staying.

Iku Nagae

Iku first encounters Suika when Suika is climbing to Heaven to see someone, where she tested Suika before allowing Suika to move on. Suika won, surprising Iku with her power. Iku later runs into Suika while searching for Tenshi Hinanawi to file a report on earthquakes. The oni requests Iku play with her for a bit and fights Iku in a duel. Iku is extremely confused why the oni is still in Heaven, but had to get back to her job. Eventually, after a long string of being attacked by various residents of Gensokyo for no reason whatsoever and an infuriating meeting with Tenshi, the poor exhausted oarfish arrives back in heaven and runs into the oni again. Suika's story of Tenshi giving her land gets the oarfish even more exasperated at the celestial, and Suika cheerfully comforts her and pours her a drink, encouraging Iku to vent her complaints to the oni. It is unknown if they became friends after that or not.

Patchouli Knowledge

After the events of Immaterial and Missing Power, Patchouli seems to have developed a bit of an obsession with taking down the oni, although the feeling isn't mutual. She now has the Scarlet Devil Mansion host Setsubun (basically an anti-oni festival) every year, despite how none of the other residents like it (the fried beans burn the mistress, and the fairy maids hate cleaning up afterwards). Suika has taken note of this and in retaliation to the first festival, destroyed the moon as a display of her own power (actually only an image of the moon, by shattering the heavens to do it). It is unknown if residents of the Scarlet Devil Mansion noticed.

In Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, Patchouli goes right past Tenshi Hinanawi (the real culprit, quite confused) to attack Suika, instead. Patchouli has no books on the oni, but dialogue shows she knew what oni were before meeting Suika. Her wariness towards oni subconsciously existed before that, as it is revealed in Sakuya's ending that despite claiming she didn't know about oni, Patchouli knew an oni caused the feast, revealing a subconscious knowledge on the matter. Prior to that, every once in a while, Patchouli would order coffee made from good beans instead of the usual red tea. Sakuya did not know why, but after discovering this subconscious trait, she finally understood. Oni are weak to fried beans. Patchouli only consciously realized she was supposed to use fried beans, specifically, for the coffee in her own ending, but by then, she's also realized it'd be better off used as danmaku. It is unclear if she realized that she subconsciously drank coffee all along as a preventative measure to oni. It is unknown why Patchouli developed this wariness towards the oni.

Yuyuko Saigyouji

Yuyuko might have known Suika before Suika went to the Underworld, as she describes the mist in Immaterial and Missing Power to Patchouli Knowledge as nostalgic in Patchouli's story, even though she isn't sure what it is. When Yuyuko meets Suika in her own story, she disappointingly says that she had hoped to find a good memory but ended up finding a little demon instead, and the two proceed to insult each other very harshly. Although the double-speak and metaphors aren't completely clear, this could imply that Yuyuko knew Suika from long ago, and the two did not get along.

Yamame Kurodani, Parsee Mizuhashi, Satori Komeiji, Rin Kaenbyou, Utsuho Reiuji, and Koishi Komeiji

These are various denizens of the Underworld that Suika got to see in Subterranean Animism. Of the six, Suika has never met Yamame, Rin, or Utsuho personally (or at least gotten to know them personally), but is familiar with their species. She knows Parsee, but to her, Parsee is just some lowly youkai that guards a bridge. She knows Satori, but like everyone else, stays away from her because she dislikes having her mind read. She also knows Satori's sister Koishi, to whom she is a bit warmer, inviting her to come play the next time Koishi goes above ground. She believes Koishi's ability to read the subconscious compensates for Satori's weakness in a fight, indicating she may have gotten into battles or duels with the sisters before (probably playful, but maybe not).

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Skills

Skills
Name Translated Comments Games Usage
Total: 13
妖鬼-密- Spectre -Dense- IaMP
SWR
236/AB
Default 236B/C
地霊-密- Earth Spirit -Dense- IaMP
SWR
j.236A/B
Default 623B/C
妖鬼-疎- Spectre -Sparse- IaMP
SWR
214A/B
Default 214B/C
地霊-疎- Earth Spirit -Sparse- IaMP
SWR
421A/B
Alternate 623B/C
萃鬼 Gathering Oni SWR Default 22B/C
元鬼玉 Oni Spirit Bomb SWR Alternate 236B/C
厭霧 Unpleasant Mist SWR Alternate 214B/C
疎鬼 Sparse Oni SWR Alternate 22B/C
火鬼 Fire Oni SWR Alternate 623B/C
「鬼神燐火術」
鬼神燐火術
Kishin's Will-o'-Wisp Art Used remotely by Reimu in SA SA
Soku
Shot
Alternate 214B/C
「萃霊花」 "Foregathering Spiritual Flowers" Used remotely by Reimu SA Bomb
踏鞴 Foot Bellows Soku Alternate 236B/C
攫鬼 Kidnapping Oni Soku Alternate 22B/C

Spell Cards

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 29
萃符「戸隠山投げ」 Gather Sign "Mt. Togakushi Toss" IaMP
SWR
Use
Use
萃鬼「天手力男投げ」 Gathering Oni "Ame-no-Tajikarao Toss" IaMP
SWR
Use
Use
酔符「鬼縛りの術」
酔神「鬼縛りの術」
Drunk Sign "Art of Oni Binding"
Drunk God "Art of Oni Binding"
IaMP
SWR
Use
Use
酔夢「施餓鬼縛りの術」 Drunken Dream "Art of Segaki Binding" IaMP
SWR
Use
Use
鬼符「ミッシングパワー」 Oni Sign "Missing Power" IaMP
SWR
DS
GoU
Use
Use
St. 6
鬼神「ミッシングパープルパワー」 Kishin "Missing Purple Power" IaMP
SWR
GoM
Use
Use
符の壱「投擲の天岩戸」 Sign I "Throwing Ama-no-Iwato" IaMP Story
符の弐「坤軸の大鬼」 Sign II "Giant Oni of Earth's Axis" IaMP Story
符の参「追儺返しブラックホール」 Sign III "Counter-Tsuina Black Hole" IaMP Story
鬼火「超高密度燐禍術」 Will-o'-Wisp "Superdense Phosphorus Disaster Art" IaMP
SWR
Story
Use
疎符「六里霧中」 Sparse Sign "Beyond All in the Fog" IaMP Story
「百万鬼夜行」 "Night Parade of a Million Demons" IaMP
StB
GoM
Story
St. Ex
鬼気「濛々迷霧」 Ghastly Air "Deep Fog Labyrinth" StB
SWR
GoM
St. Ex
Story
霧符「雲集霧散」 Mist Sign "Gather Like Clouds, Vanish Like Mist" SWR Use
鬼符「大江山悉皆殺し」 Oni Sign "Complete Massacre on Mt. Ooe" SWR
GoM
Use
吐息「小鬼の深呼吸」 Sigh "Small Oni's Deep Breath" SWR Story
火弾「地霊活性弾」 Fire Shot "Earth Spirit Activation Bullet" SWR Story
「百万同一鬼」 "A Million Oni in One" SWR Story
四天王奥義「三歩壊廃」 Big Four Arcanum "Destruction in Three Steps" Soku Use
鬼符「豆粒大の針地獄」 Oni Sign "Pea-Sized Needle Hell" DS St. 6
地獄「煉獄吐息」 Hell "Purgatorial Sigh" DS St. 6
鬼群「インプスウォーム」 Oni Crowd "Imp Swarm" ISC St. 9
鬼群「百鬼禿童」 Oni Crowd "Hundred Oni Kaburo" ISC St. 9
萃夜符「身命霧散」 Gathering Night Sign "Precious Life Scatters like Mist" Co-owner with Mokou VD Nightmare Friday - 1
萃珠符「純粋な五里霧中」 Gathering Orb Sign "Purely Beyond All in the Fog" Co-owner with Junko VD Nightmare Friday - 3
萃珠符「ミストレイ」 Gathering Orb Sign "Mist Ray" Co-owner with Hecatia VD Nightmare Friday - 5
密符「稠密の隠形鬼」 Dense Sign "Ongyouki of Density" HBM 6th Market
「鬼火の大将軍」 "Chief General of the Will-o'-wisps" HBM 6th Market

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Immaterial and Missing Power - 上海アリス通信.txt
Suika Ibuki  ○萃まる夢、幻、そして百鬼夜行

  伊吹 萃香(いぶきすいか)

  種族:鬼
  住処:鬼の住むと言われる国(現在は幻想郷のどこかにいる)
  能力:密と疎を操る程度の能力

   幻想郷にはいないとされる鬼。彼女はその鬼だと言う。

   鬼は一般的に陽気で酒好き、勿論宴も大好き、人間との真剣勝負が大好きで、勝負事なら格闘だろうが呑み比べだろうが何でもする。気に入った人間を見つけると人間が用意したルールで戦おうとする。そして、勝負に勝つとその人間を攫って行くのである。

   鬼は楽しいと思ってやっていた事だが、人間はそれを楽しむすべを知らなかった。どれも人間が敵うレベルでは無かったからである。本当は人間も鬼に勝つぐらい強くなれば、互いに楽しむことも出来たのだが、それもしなくなった。そればかりか人間は、卑怯な策で鬼を一網打尽しようとした。

   鬼が人を攫うのは、人間の恐怖心の象徴であり、それが鬼の存在理由でもある。人間にとってもその恐怖心は必要だったのだが……それを、人間は全て自分達の都合で一方的に壊してしまったのだ。

   鬼は、繰り返される卑怯な鬼の乱獲により、そんな人間達を永遠に見捨て人間の手の届かない場所に移り住んだ、と伝えられていた。もう、鬼の姿を見ることは無かった。

   彼女はその鬼だと言う。

   確かに陽気で酒好き、三日置きに宴会を行わせる位宴会好きである。今回何故この様な事をしたかという話は、ゲーム中で語っているのでここでは語らない。でも本当は、鬼と人間の信頼関係を取り戻したかったのである。では何故それが失敗したかというと……? それもゲーム中で最後に語っている通りである。


   性格は上で言っている通り陽気で酒好き。無邪気で非常に単純。大勢と一緒にいると場が明るくなるが、二人っきりで長くいると段々とうざくなる。というか非常に子供っぽい。

   能力は、密と疎を操る事が出来る。如何なる物も、集めたり散らしたり出来る。人の想いを集めれば、宴会のようなものを開かせることも出来るし、自分を散らせば霧のような状態になることも出来る。妖霧は非常に薄い彼女なのだ。新しく力を生むのではなく、その場に在るものを集めたり散らしたりするだけだが、集めることで別の物に変化させることも出来る。それは特殊な創造の能力に近い。さすがは失われた鬼の力、と言われるだけの事はある。

   身体能力も非常に優れており、力、スピード、妖力、全てにおいて人間を遙かに上回る。唯一の弱点は、萃香のリーチのなさだが、彼女は様々な手段でそれを補う。人間との決闘が大好きなだけあって、酒に酔っていてもめっぽう強い。と言うか酔うほど強い。と言うか酔ってない時が余りない。

Forgathering Dream, Illusion, and thus a Night Parade of a Hundred Demons

Suika Ibuki

Species: Oni
Location: Some hidden country occupied by oni (currently she's living somewhere in Gensokyo)
Ability: Manipulating density and sparseness

There are supposedly no oni in Gensokyo, but this girl insists that she is an oni.

Oni are generally jolly and love to drink, feast, and compete with humans in any kind of contest, from simple melee to drinking games. When they find a human that they like, they tempt that human into challenging them in any way the human desires. Should the human lose, they are abducted.

The oni find these games to be great fun, but humans don't appreciate the nature of that fun. Put simply, humans cannot compare to an oni's level of ability. Humans could enjoy themselves as much as the oni if they tried to reach the power level of their opponents, but they don't. Worse still, humans attempt to destroy the oni with underhanded tactics.

Abduction by oni used to be a symbol of human fear, which was the oni's reason for their existence. In a way, that fear was necessary to the human race... Yet, the humans selfishly put an end to it.

The oni, growing weary of being duped and killed repeatedly, abandoned humans for all time and moved to a place beyond human reach, or so the legend says. In any case, the oni have not been seen since.

This girl insists that she is an oni.

She is certainly jolly and loves drinking, and likes feasts so much that she has them every 3 days. The reason for that is given in-game, so I won't mention it here. But to tell the truth, she wants to restore the relationship between humans and oni. Now why did that fail...? That's also mentioned in-game, toward the end.

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As mentioned above, Suika is jolly and drink loving. Innocent and simple-minded. She raises an upbeat atmosphere in a crowd, but when you're alone with her, you'll gradually become irritated by her childishness.

Her ability allows her to control density and sparseness. She can gather and scatter whatever she desires. By gathering people's sentiments, they will have parties; by scattering herself, she can become as mist. The strange mist was herself, in very thin form. Her ability does not produce new power and can only gather and scatter that which already exists, but it can also transform one thing into something completely different. It's kind of close to creation in that way. The long lost power of the oni is truly exceptional.

Her physical ability is outstanding as well; her strength, speed, and magical power all far exceed that of a human's. Her sole weakness is her small stature, but she compensates for that in many ways. Since she loves competition against humans, she is quite tough even when she is drunk. That is to say, the more drunk she is, the tougher she becomes. Or rather, there's hardly a time when she isn't drunk.

Suika Ibuki rough
Suika rough 萃まる夢幻、そして百鬼夜行

 伊吹 萃香

他のキャラとポーズが違う…。
ボスっぽく大げさにしてみました。賑やかさを押し出しつつ。
鬼っぽくないですが、自分的に鎖は鬼の象徴(笑)
○は、無、つまり拡散を意味し、△は調和、つまり萃そのもの。
□は、不変、それは自分を示す。

ZUN 04.1.10

Forgathering Dream, Illusion, and thus a Night Parade of a Hundred Demons

Suika Ibuki

Her pose is different from all the other characters' ...
I tried to make her grandiose, like a boss should be. I really brought out her liveliness.
She may not look very oni-like, but for me, chains are the mark of an oni (g)
The circle is for nothingness, which signifies diffusion; the triangle is for harmony, or collection.
The square is for permanence, and stands for the self.

Suika Ibuki  ○小さな百鬼夜行

  伊吹 萃香(いぶき すいか)


  伊吹萃香

  種族 : 鬼

  住家 : 不明(神出鬼没)

  能力 : 密と疎を操る程度の能力

  性格 : 豪傑だが単純

Tiny Night Parade of a Hundred Demons

Suika Ibuki

Race: Oni

Primary residence: Unknown (comes and goes as she pleases)

Ability: Manipulating density and sparseness

Personality: Impulsive, but simple

Subterranean Animism - キャラ設定.txt
 ○小さな百鬼夜行

  伊吹 萃香(いぶき すいか)
  Ibuki Suika

  種族:鬼
  能力:密度を操る程度の能力

  地底に住んでいた鬼の一人。
  最近は地上に出てきているのだが、普段は何処に住んでいるのか不明。

  地底で何か起こってるみたいという噂を聞いて、紫の作戦に乗ってみた。
  自分で調べに行けばいいじゃんと思わなくも無かったが、面白くて面倒で無くて、お酒飲みながら出来る紫の方法が気に入った。

Tiny Night Parade of a Hundred Demons

Suika Ibuki

Species: oni
Ability: Manipulating density

One of the oni who lived underground.
She spends her days above ground now, but it's not known where she lives.

She heard rumors that something was going on underground, so she tried going along with Yukari's scheme. She did think about going to see what was happening herself, but this way looked fun and was convenient, so she was pretty impressed with Yukari's technique, which let her tag along while having a drink.

Official Sources

Official sources

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red - Suika article and interview.
  2. Immaterial and Missing Power - Suika ending.
  3. Suika's Spell Card "Night Parade of a Million Demons"
  4. Chapter 16 Silent Sinner in Blue
  5. Symposium of Post-mysticism - According to fellow oni Suika Ibuki, "She's weaker than me in magical powers, but might be stronger than me physically."
  6. Immaterial_and_Missing_Power/Story/Reimu's_Scenario#Immaterial_and_Missing_Power
  7. Perfect Memento in Strict Sense - Suika article.
  8. The Grimoire of Marisa - Suika's spell cards.
  9. Immaterial and Missing Power - Suika route, stage 3.
  10. Immaterial and Missing Power - Ending n°7 (Alice's good ending)
  11. Strange and Bright Nature Deity - Chapter 18.
  12. Immaterial and Missing Power - Yukari ending.
  13. Subterranean Animism - Marisa/Nitori route, stage 3.