Mai

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For the Seihou Project character with the same name, see Mei and Mai.
マイ
Mai
Mai
Witch
More Character Titles
Species

Witch

Abilities

Ice Magic

Occupation

White Witch

Location

The frozen fields, within Makai

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games
Other
  • Samidare (Extra Stage Midboss) Note: This appearance does not have ZUN's involvement.

Mai (マイ) is a Witch who resides in Makai. Together with Yuki she serves as one of two bosses in the fourth stage of Mystic Square.

Character Basis[edit]

Name[edit]

Her name is Mai (マイ). There is no official meaning to マイ exept that it can mean "my" (as in "My name is-"). Also, Mai has exactly the same name as Mai from the Seihou Project, except Seihou's Mai has hiragana characters and Mai from the Touhou Project has katakana.

Design[edit]

In Mystic Square's official art, Mai has light-blue eyes and blue hair, she has a light pink bow in her hair. She also wears a light pink dress and has small light pink wings. She also has another form where she is seen with large white demon wings.

Mai's alternate appearance with demon wings.

Mai's Appearances[edit]

PC-98[edit]

Mystic Square

When the heroine traveled into Makai during the events of Mystic Square Mai and Yuki were waiting for her. Together they attempted to prevent the heroine from going any further into Makai, but ultimately failed. Mai is the quieter of the two, but also seems to believe that she is stronger; if Yuki is defeated first, Mai will claim Yuki was just holding her back.

Project Blank[edit]

Note: This section is part of Project Blank by the Doujin circle RebRank.
Mai as she appears in Samidare.

Mai and Yuki made an appearance as the second midbosses of the Extra Stage in Samidare, similar to their boss battle in Mystic Square's fourth stage. This appearance is unofficial, as ZUN had no involvement in the development of the game; Yoko (blankvision), one of the members of "Shunsatsu sare do?" and RebRank were responsible for their appearance. Mai's design has not changed from that used in Mystic Square, save for her being encapsulated in a blue sphere of light. Furthermore, she and her partner's second attack in this appearance looks very similar to Alice Margatroid's second attack in Mystic Square's Extra Stage.

Relationships[edit]

Yuki

Yuki is a Witch like Mai, and it is possible that the two are friends. However, during the fourth stage of Mystic Square, Mai does not appear to be distressed if Yuki is defeated first, going so far as to call her deadweight. Mai also claims to be stronger than Yuki.

Shinki

Shinki is the creator of Makai and everything within it. In light of this, Shinki may also have created Mai.

Additional Information[edit]

  • She bears a resemblance to Remilia Scarlet. She also bears a resemblance to Cirno, who shares her ice affinity.
  • Despite her claim that she is stronger than Yuki, her in-game bullet patterns are less complex and easier to deal with than Yuki's patterns.
  • Mai's personality and the title of her theme music may be a reference to the ninth circle of Hell in the Divine Comedy, which represents treacherous sin with the frozen river named Cocytus, where the biblical traitor Judas Iscariot is being tortured for all eternity.

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