Joon Yorigami

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Joon Yorigami
Jyoon Yorigami
Joon Yorigami
Joon Yorigami in Touhou Gouyoku Ibun
The Most-Despicable and Disastrous Younger Twin Sister
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Species

Pestilence God

Abilities

Causing consumption of financial assets

Occupation

Con artist, spending money

Location

Myouren Temple

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"Maybe you'd be happier slipping into the crowd and then, I dunno, dropping dead?"
"Ha... People born to be hated like you don't know even what true happiness is. You've never known happiness, so your personalities have become twisted. But rejoice! I'll grant you the happiness they call a total loss. What joy! It's time to begin the special concert that will change your lives!"
Joon Yorigami and Yukari Yakumo (Antinomy of Common Flowers Yukari's Scenario.)

Joon Yorigami (依神 女苑 Yorigami Joon) is a pestilence god and one of the main antagonists of Antinomy of Common Flowers. Together with her older sister, Shion, she robs innocent residents of Gensokyo of their wealth by bringing them financial ruin.

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Personality[edit]

Joon is a remorseless thief who has no issue with using her ability to rob anybody and everybody of their wealth, having no concern at all for their wellbeing. She doesn't even care much for her own older sister, using her as a tool and belittling her. She takes pride and finds satisfaction in being called one of Gensokyo's most hated residents. She's a spendthrift who can never maintain her wealth as she's always making impulsive and extravagant purchases. She's also incredibly wasteful and can be seen throwing away money and valuables in many of her attacks. She does, however, change slightly after the events of Antinomy of Common Flowers - due to her training at the Myouren Temple, she starts limiting herself to only stealing money from those who can afford losing a chunk of their wealth. [1]

Abilities[edit]

Joon is a pestilence god who brings misfortune to others. She's capable of completely draining a person's financial assets - those around her think that spending money will bring them happiness, and thus use it up as if offering it of their own free will. An example of this ability can be seen in Curiosities of Lotus Asia, where she uses it on Sumireko Usami.[2]

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Origin[edit]

Joon is a pestilence god/spirit (疫病神 yakubyougami). Yakubyougami assume a form of an elderly man or woman, visiting home and spread diseases. They could be repelled through an appeasement rituals/festivals, carrying protective amulets or by installing an image of Zhong Kui indoors, a deity in Chinese mythology traditionally known as the vanquisher of the ghosts and evil beings. In Japan specifically, Yakubyougami can be also repelled by adorning a house with Shimenawa.

Name[edit]

Her full name is Joon Yorigami (依神 女苑). Joon (女苑) comes from himejoon (姫女菀), the Japanese word for the daisy fleabane.[3] The daisy fleabane is closely related to the Philadelphia fleabane,in Japanese called as harujion (春紫菀), is likely what her sister Shion is named after, thus reflecting their relationship as siblings. Interestingly enough, both the Philadelphia Fleabane and Daisy Fleabane is considered as an Invasive Species in Japan and disregarded as weeds on its native land of North America, just as the Yorigami sisters have a reputation for being two of the most despicable inhabitants of Gensokyo. In addition to that, the birth order of Yorigami sisters mayhaps influenced by the flower they are named after, as Philadelphia Fleabane usually blooms first around April and May, while Daisy Fleabane tends to bloom a few months later. Her family name Yorigami is composed of the kanji 依, which means "reliant" or "dependent", and 神, which means "god". The first kanji is also present in the term hyoui (憑依) meaning "possession", so it is possible that Yorigami could mean "possession god".

Design[edit]

In Antinomy of Common Flowers Joon has orange eyes and long light-brown hair in the shape of two curly drills with red ribbons tied in them.

Her clothing consists of a purple wide-sleeved coat with a rose motif, a short light-pink dress with a red ribbon under it held by a black belt, brown boots, round sunglasses, and a mini top hat. She also carries a golden "Channel" bag (which may or may not be a pun on the brand Chanel).[4] Befitting her ability of making others give their money away and her compulsive spending habits, she sports a great variety of expensive-looking accessories like golden rings, a golden necklace, golden earrings, and golden bracelets, most of which also has gems in it. Some of her in-game portraits and animations also show her holding a Juliana fan.

Both her game art and her sprite show Joon being followed by something that appear to be flames.

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Games[edit]

Urban Legend in Limbo

Reisen's Extra story shows the beginning of the Perfect Possession incident, which was caused by Joon and Shion.

Antinomy of Common Flowers

Joon, with the help of Shion, starts the events of Antinomy of Common Flowers through using Perfect Possession. Initially, they are thought to be unbeatable due to Shion's misfortune-bringing ability being brought upon their enemies by Joon switching her with the opponent's slave. Eventually, they are defeated by Reimu Hakurei and Yukari Yakumo, who manipulated the border between master and slave to prevent Joon from taking control of Reimu's body. Joon is then taken to the Myouren Temple for training as punishment.

Later, Yukari orders Joon and Shion to capture every Dream World dweller that's still in Gensokyo.

Joon's sprite in GI
Touhou Gouyoku Ibun

In Kanako’s Scenario, Kanako realizes that both of them had being recollecting as much petroleum as they could with the intention of getting rich, and she calls them egoists for that. Later, they call her poor and fight against her, only to be defeated.

In Minamitsu’s scenario, both of them call the phantom poor after she said she didn’t know what petroleum was, and they attack her after knowing she wants to stop the incident.

In their scenario, Joon and Shion go after more petroleum to get richer. After fighting Kanako, Joon enters in a backdoor in her back, and she is followed by Shion. They arrived to the Scarlet Devil Mansion, where they fight Flandre Scarlet. After winning against the vampire, they enter again a door and they get out of Yuuma Toutetsu’s back, who they fight for the the “petroleum” from the Hell of Blood Pools.

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Curiosities of Lotus Asia

In chapter 32, Joon uses the Perfect Possession to possess Sumireko Usami and make her spend her money on food for the party, buying meat of better quality than needed. She also used her power on Reimu and Rinnosuke to make them buy things they normally wouldn’t.

Relationships[edit]

Shion Yorigami

Shion is Joon's older sister. Although Shion was fundamental for Joon's scheme during the events of Antinomy of Common Flowers, she seems to not hold Shion in high regard, as she often berates her and heavily insults her as soon as they get cornered, calling her a "gloomy, poor, smelly, miser who can't do anything on her own", [5] and saying how there isn't anything good about her. Their relationship appears to somewhat improve, however, as Joon is much kinder to her sister in their scenario.

In Touhou Gouyoku Ibun, thanks to the oil they've been collecting, the relationship between the two seems to have changed quite a bit since their debut, as Joon doesn't insult Shion the whole time, nor does she mind when Shion calls herself a "millionaire god".

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Byakuren Hijiri

After Joon is defeated by Reimu and Yukari, Byakuren takes her under her wing to teach her a simpler lifestyle. However, she lately escapes the temple and keeps stealing other people's possessions, but this time from those who can afford it. [1]

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Additional Information[edit]

  • Joon was originally intended to be a single character with an Urban Legend taking on a human form. This concept ended up changing as Antinomy of Common Flowers' development went along, turning into a pair of misfortune-bringing gods.[3]
  • Joon, along with Shion, are the only final boss consisting of two characters.

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