Drawing out people's vitality by dancing behind them
Servant of Okina Matara
- 1 General Information
- 2 Background Information
- 3 Story
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Spell Cards
- 7 Additional Information
- 8 Fandom
- 9 Official Profiles
- 10 Official Sources
- 11 References
Mai appeared as the Stage 4 Midboss, Stage 5 Boss and Extra Stage Midboss in Hidden Star in Four Seasons.
She has little memory of her time as a human, but has retained her personality. She is a bit of a scatterbrain, but is quick to take action. She also holds the distinction of using boku to refer to herself. Still, she acts for Okina's sake alone, seemingly not having the free will to question otherwise.
- Drawing out people's vitality by dancing behind them
Entrusted to Mai, it is not an ability of hers, but of her master, Okina. She draws out the latent ability in all things by dancing behind them, in this case vitality.
Mai, along with Satono, are douji to Okina Matara. Okina describes the job as a fixer, maintaining the balance of Gensokyo from behind the scenes. Okina compared the job to being "her precious arms and legs." Okina also mentions that she swaps them out with new humans, periodically, implying that both of them are successors to previous douji Okina has had. According to Okina, a Teireida is in charge of lifeforce, a job Mai currently occupies.
She and Satono appear humanoid, but their species and Okina's extra dialogue indicates that the two currently aren't human.
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Her first name Mai (舞), unlike the PC-98 character Mai, is written in kanji and translates as "dance". Her surname is Teireida (丁礼田) and is, in order, written with the kanji for "even number", "town block" or "town ward", "gratitude", "ceremony" or "worship", and "rice field". The character for "rice field" is shared in the surname of her partner, Satono Nishida.
Mai has Reseda green hair, cut short with two long side locks, and pea colored eyes. She wears a Kazaori-eboshi, a smaller type of eboshi that has been folded. She wears a dotted dark green dress with short sleeves. Her sleeves have a black cuff and rose lace. The bottom of the dress is also adorned with the same rose lace. Her dress has a black high neck collar, connected to a white bertha collar tipped with rose lace. She wears a white half apron fastened around her waist with the same rose lace. There's a row of yellow buttons and bows along the front of her dress, starting at the bertha collar, overlapping the apron, down till the edge of the dress. On the bertha collar and apron there's one small yellow bow, and a big one lower on the apron that ends with tassels. She has black kneesocks and green shoes with short heels. She hold a bamboo stalk with her right hand. Mai's as well as Satono's design and pose is presumably based off the clothing and pose of the two servants of matarajin as seen in this woodblock print.
Emerging alongside their master, Okina, she orders her servants to find others worthy of serving her. To do so, they plant doors on the backs of others and empower them, to bring out their best and test them. What they don't know, however, is that they aren't searching for allies, like Okina told them, but for their own replacements.
She is the boss on non-Wednesday together with Satono.
Okina is Mai and Satono's master. They are vessels of her power, acting as extensions of her and unflinchingly obeying her orders. They are becoming less human due to Okina's influence. They have little memory of their past, yet maintain their personality. Whether because they're no longer useful or she pities them, Okina seeks to replace them, which she has periodically. However, after failing to find successors, Okina says she is fine with retaining them. Satono and Mai do not know they are even searching for their own replacements.
Satono is a fellow servant under Okina.
Mai with Satono from Who's Who of Humans & Youkai - Everlasting Edition
- She is one of two characters to be given the name Mai, the other being Mai from the PC-98 era.
- Mai is the only female bokkuko character in the series, using boku to refer to herself. This is a trait common in media of tomboys, but also of energetic, or socially unrefined characters who are unaware or uncaring of social norms.
- The silhouette of Mai, along with Satono Nishida and Okina Matara, appear on the jewel case for Hidden Star in Four Seasons.
- Satono, Mai, and Yachie Kicchou are the sole Windows-era non-final or extra bosses to appear alongside the final boss on the game's jewel case.
- Hidden Star in Four Seasons Extra Stage — "So which one would you prefer to be? Teireida in charge of life energy, or Nishida in charge of mental energy?" - Okina
- Hidden Star in Four Seasons Extra Stage — "If you take over, I intend to release them and make them human again. Although if you don't take the job, they'll remain as they are forever." - Okina
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