Screenshot of Konngara in Highly Responsive to PrayersAstral Knight
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Silent Shrine, somewhere in Hell
Konngara is a being that Reimu Hakurei encounters deep within Hell, at the Silent Shrine, in Highly Responsive to Prayers. Konngara is the final enemy Reimu confronts there before returning to her shrine. However, since Konngara has no profile and exchanges no dialogue with Reimu, nothing else is known about this enemy. Like most other Highly Responsive to Prayers characters, Konngara's gender is unknown.
This character's name is "Konngara", which is a numerical value that's equivalent to 10 to the power of 112. Konngara's sprite shows that she has red eyes, black hair, a red ribbon in the hair and wields a large sword. Konngara wears red robes with white trim and grey sleeves. Konngara also has what seems to be either a horn or a spike impaled through the forehead. Konngara also seems to to be holding a cup of some sort in her other hand.
There is no official kana of Konngara, but it can be unofficially written as "矜羯羅", which may be a reference to an attendant of the Fudoo Myoo-oo, the Japanese name for the Wisdom King Acala (Sanskrit: अचल) in Shingon Buddhism. Fudoo Myoo-oo is a violent figure, who burns away material desire with his flames. He's often depicted with fire and a sword, and attendants "Konngara Dōji" and "Seitaka Dōji", who are sometimes considered part of Fudoo Myoo-oo's "Eight Great Youths". This and Konngara's depicted pose are greatly similar.
Konngara is also one of the only PC-98 characters whose hair and eyes are not the same color. The only other PC-98 characters with this are Elis and SinGyoku's "male" form. This is due to the 16-bit color limit the other PC-98 characters have.
- At least one text refers to the figure Konngara Dōji as a yaksha, which are quasi-deities of a generally tutelary & benevolent character, but also sometime as malevolent, and hence why one might banished to Hell. See JAANUS link here.
- Meira and Konngara bare a striking resemblance to each other. They also share a single kanji in their names (羅), which means either "silk" or "gauze" or "Latin".
- Konngara is the only PC-98 character who shows different facial expressions during a boss fight.
- During Konngara's fight, if the player were to press pause and unpause a while after, the palettes coloured in red throughout the screen will sometimes change to green.
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