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Midboss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 117
鬼符「青鬼赤鬼」(Onifu "Ao Oni Aka Oni")
Oni Sign "Blue Oni Red Oni" [1]
Owner
Chen
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Chen stays near the top of the screen as she shoots large bubble bullets to her sides, first a blue one to her left and then a red one to her right. She shoots two of each color per wave, then takes a rest. The bubbles will go a certain distance from her, then stop shortly, and go downwards, leaving a cloud of medium sized bullets of its on color in its path. About half of the bullets in these large clouds will be aimed at the player, and are shot in two separate waves, going by the timing of the bubble bullet that created it.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard streaming, dual straight bursts, keep moving with mind.
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Spell Card 118
鬼神「飛翔毘沙門天」(Kishin "Hishou Bishamonten")
Kishin "Soaring Bishamonten" [2]
Owner
Chen
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Chen starts at the bottom of the screen, then starts flying through the screen, drawing a yin-yang shape, and leaving a trail of bursts of blue arrowhead bullets where she goes. At some point, she will begin shooting circles of large purple bullets with one bullet aimed at the player.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard trick, pattern of yin and yang, fly with Chen.

Boss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 119
式神「仙狐思念」(Shikigami "Senko Shinen")
Shikigami "Senko Thoughtful Meditation" [3]
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Ran will shoot a purple bubble bullet at the player, which will then explode into a square shaped pattern of green, dark green and yellow arrowhead bullets. The center bullet in the pattern will aim at the player, and the square will expand into eight identical squares. Ran will move around after each shot bubble bullet, and they will get shot faster until they are double as fast as they started.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Light trick, green leaf explosions, move little or not at all.
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Spell Card 120
式神「十二神将の宴」(Shikigami "Juunishinshou no Utage")
Shikigami "Banquet of the Twelve General Gods" [4]
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Twelve invisible enemies, whose positions are only revealed by white circle auras, will begin to move from Ran's position as they shoot bullets that rain downwards, until they reach a specific position and shoot a specific pattern from there. The positions are unequal, but they're the same in every instance. Going by the left side, from bottom to top, the first one shoots a spiral of cyan arrowheads, the second one shoots a cross of purple arrowheads, the third one does the same as the first, the fourth one shoots dark blue diagonal arrowheads, the fifth one does the same as the second, and the sixth one does the same as the fourth one. On the right side, the relative heights of the first and second one, and of the third and fourth one are swapped, but the purple arrowhead ones are always at the same exact height. Ran flies around, shooting a two-layered arc of dark blue butterflies.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, spirits of straight-diagonal-curve, safer right corner.
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Spell Card 121
式輝「狐狸妖怪レーザー」(Shiki "Kori Youkai Reezaa")
Shiki Brilliance "Kitsune-Tanuki Youkai Laser" [5] [6]
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Ran shoots a large bullet aimed at the player, colored blue on odd waves and red on even waves, that will leave a trail of bullets behind, additionally to laser spawning shiny objects. The lasers will come out at alternating sides, and aim at a random angle. After each bullet shot, Ran will vaguely follow the player's position.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard dodging, laser entrapment, dodge the aimed burst.
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Spell Card 122
式輝「四面楚歌チャーミング」(Shiki "Shimensoka Chaamingu")
Shiki Brilliance "Charming Siege from All Sides" [7] [8]
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Ran randomly flies around the screen, shooting static lines of cyan shard bullets to her sides that stop and then change direction diagonally below Ran, restricting the player's movement. After a while, she starts shooting circles of red bubble bullets in random angles, formed by two circles that spin in opposite directions as they expand.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, home is the bottom center, escape exists always.
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Spell Card 123
式輝「プリンセス天狐 -Illusion-」(Shiki "Purinsesu Tenko")
Shiki Brilliance "Princess Tenko -Illusion-" [9]
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Ran starts in the top middle of the screen, from where she shoots a blue bubble bullet that leaves a trail behind it, like in "Kitsune-Tanuki Youkai Laser", and a group of circles of cyan butterflies that form organized lines. Ran will disappear and teleport in the player's position, then repeat the pattern. The teleportations get faster as time passes.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard trick, teleportation magic, the heavenly fox trickster.
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Spell Card 124
式弾「アルティメットブディスト」(Shikidan "Arutimetto Budisuto")
Shiki Shot "Ultimate Buddhist" [10]
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Ran will stand in the middle of the screen, slowly forming a blue manji of lasers that spins left, as she shoots fast medium sized blue bullets that heavily slow down when they get far from her. Once the manji has spun a couple of times, the blue bullets and lasers will be deleted and Ran will quickly form a bigger, faster red manji that spins right, while Ran shoots five streams of large red bullets aimed at he player.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Light trick, listen for the sound, point blank on red.
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Spell Card 125
式弾「ユーニラタルコンタクト」(Shikidan "Yuunirataru Kontakuto")
Shiki Shot "Unilateral Contact" [11]
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Ran will shoot a large, fast wave of random shard bullets (blue on odd waves, red on even waves) that stops after going some distance from her, and shortly after will shoot a 5-way stream of purple butterflies that aims at the player. Ran will then "activate" the shard bullets, which will slowly spin towards the position where Ran shot them. They will then spin in a circle around that position, never entering it, as the accelerate and spread towards the sides of the circle. Blue waves spin to the right and red waves to the left.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Heavy dodging, rotation magic of extreme angle, very quick spread.
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Spell Card 126
式神「橙」(Shikigami "Chen")
Shikigami "Chen"
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Ran will summon Chen, who will fly around in a planned zig-zag pattern, stopping to shoot circular bursts of butterflies when she touches a wall, while Ran stays near the top edge of the screen, shooting constant circles of rice shaped bullets with one of them aimed at the player. The butterflies Chen shoots are red when going down, and blue when going up.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard dodging, don't get in Chen's way, dispel the shikigami.
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Spell Card 127
「狐狗狸さんの契約」("Kokkuri-san no Keiyaku")
"Kokkuri-san's Contract" [12]
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Timeout spell. Ran disappears as a circle of shiny bullets that shoots lasers outwards circles around the player. Then, blue bullets in multiple planned moving line patterns start appearing around the screen, as the circle moves around the screen, forcing the player to pass through them. The amount of lines increases as time passes, until the circle brings the player back to the center of the screen. There, the circle will begin to shrink as random bursts of blue bullets come from the edges of the screen until the spell card ends.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Standard trick, stay within the Ouija's planchette, wait for time of freedom.
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Spell Card 128
幻神「飯綱権現降臨」(Genshin "Izuna Gongen Kourin")
Illusion God "Descent of Izuna-Gongen" [13]
Owner
Ran Yakumo
Extra — Extra
Spell Card Pattern Description
Ran will start in the middle of the screen, shooting spirals that produce lines of several types of bullets, as she slowly and vaguely follows the player. Each spiral will appear as she receives damage in a set amount of phases. She will start with long, curved lines of blue rice shaped bullets, then short straight lines of purple butterflies, curved groups of two red bubble bullets, straight, overlapping lines of dark blue arrowheads of different speed, straight lines of large yellow bullets, and finally, fast, curved lines of large cyan bullets that separate and form straight lines. If the timer reaches 30 seconds left and Ran hasn't taken a specific amount of damage, she will immediately start shooting all the spirals at a faster speed than usual. This spell card can be survived without moving in the last few phases in rare occasions for unknown reasons.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Unknown threat, more damage more danger, be praying.

Notes[edit]

  1. Pairs of red- and blue-skinned oni are a common image in Japanese culture and folklore, allegedly having originated around the Kamukura period. The oni Zenki and Goki, referenced in Ran's corresponding Spell Card in the Phantasm stage, are often depicted as respectively having red and blue skin. A famous Japanese children's tale also tells of a blue and red oni; the blue oni frightens children so that the red oni can befriend the children, but he himself can no longer be friends with the red oni himself afterward.
  2. 毘沙門天 (Bishamonten, Sanskrit Vaisravana): Buddhist guardian god of the North. In Japan, he is also one of the seven chief gods of luck.
  3. A 仙狐 (senko lit. "hermit fox") is a type of magic-using kitsune that has the capacity to live up to 1,000 years. After it reaches or passes the age 1,000 (sometimes specifically 2,000), it can turn into a tenko (天狐 lit. "heavenly fox").
  4. 十二神将: Buddhist guardian gods of the 12 cardinal directions. The renowned onmyouji Abe no Seimei was said to be able to channel them through shikigami using paper effigies.
  5. Both kitsune (狐) and tanuki (狸) like to trick people, according to Japanese folklore. 狐狸妖怪 (kori youkai, "kitsune tanuki youkai") are uncanny prankster creatures such as foxes, badgers and goblins. 狐狸妖怪 is also an idiom that describes anyone with a mischevious personality. 魑魅魍魎 (chimimoryo, lit. "evil spirits of mountains and rivers"), used in the names of Yukari Yakumo's Spell Cards, is also a similar associated phrase.
  6. 式輝 (shiki teru, or shi ki) is a portmanteau of 式神 (shikigami) and 輝 (radiance/brillance). Shiki (式) by itself means both "ritual/ceremony" and "formula/calculation", in keeping with how shikigami in Touhou are likened to computers.
  7. Charming: a method of hunting used by foxes which involves attracting prey through making out-of-the-ordinary wriggling movements.
  8. The expression 四面楚歌 (shimensoka lit. "surrounded on four sides by the songs of Chu") means to face difficulty from every facet of your life. It's in reference to the Battle of Gaixia in which the city of Gaixia was in the process of being besieged by Han forces singing songs in the Chu accent.
  9. "Princess Tenko": most likely in reference to the Japanese illusionist プリンセス天功 (Princess Tenko), one of the best known magicians in Japan. A 天狐 (tenko) is a kitsune who has past 1,000 years in age (or one that has reached 2,000 years in age) and ascended to the heavens as a divine beast. Tenkou (天后), the queen of the heavens, is also one of the 12 general gods.
  10. A (manji) is a symbol of auspicious omen in Buddhism. It is also commonly used to mark the location of a Buddhist temple on a Japanese map.
  11. Unilateral contact is a mechanical constraint which prevents penetration between two bodies. Shikigami are often described as computer-like by ZUN and Ran is known to be an extremely advanced mathematician.
  12. Kokkuri-san: the Japanese equivalent of Ouija, as well as the name of the spirit supposedly controlling the Ouija planchette. The name Kokkuri (狐狗狸) contains the kanji for fox (狐 kitsune) because, originally, the spirits invoked in the game were those of animals (狐狗狸 literally translates to "fox-tengu-tanuki").
  13. Izuna Gongen: a deity worshipped by practitioners of the Izuna shugen cult (a sect of Shugendo), who believe in the use of foxes as spirit familiars. Izuna-Gongen is usually depicted as a tengu (天狗) riding on a white fox. This deity is associated with the Japanese Buddhist god Dakiniten and is considered to be an avatar of the bodhisattva Jizo.
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