Sannyo Komakusa in Unconnected Marketeers
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Controlling people's minds with tobacco smoke
- 1 General Information
- 2 Character Design
- 3 Appearances
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Spell Cards
- 7 Additional Information
- 8 Fandom
- 9 Official Profiles
- 10 Official Sources
- 11 References
In Unconnected Marketeers, Sannyo has a gruff and curt personality, telling the protagonist to go away before they "spoil the taste of her tobacco." Her speaking style with the protagonist is informal and brash, matching Marisa Kirisame in sarcasm and tone when the two of them meet, in contrast to her silk robes and otherwise high-class appearance.
She has the ability to control people's minds with her tobacco smoke. According to her character bio, she mainly uses it to calm down her gambling patrons and prevent the sort of frenzy that tends to break out in gambling dens.
Her tobacco is made from herbs on Youkai Mountain.
Her surname, Komakusa (駒草), is the Japanese word for Dicentra peregrina. Koma (駒) in this context means "horse", owing to how the plant's shape resembles a horse's head, and kusa (草) means "grass" or "herb".
Her given name, Sannyo (山如), is spelt with characters that mean "like a mountain". When written with the character 女, nyo can also mean "woman", making "mountain woman".
Her nickname is Komakusa-dayuu (駒草太夫 Komakusadayuu): her surname with the suffix tayuu (太夫) applied to it. A tayuu is the highest rank amongst oiran (花魁), which were high-ranking courtesans in historical Japan. While still courtesans, the tayuu were more like matrons and did not necessarily sleep with customers as their juniors did.
Sannyo has purple hair with a ponytail, a yellow bow and red eyes. She wears a dark red top, over it a red jacket with golden embellishments, and a multi-layered skirt in various shades from white to purple with further embellishments. She also wears sandals, a golden fan and a smoking pipe in the shape of a dragon.
Her style of dress implies high wealth. Her robes are elaborately embroidered or painted, and purple fabric has always been considered a symbol of status or power because of its expensive production, so in ancient Rome it was reserved only for senators and emperors. Moreover, according to her profile, she smokes only selected tobacco from Youkai Mountain. Combined with her nickname, her refined appearance could imply a past as a high-ranking courtesan. On the other hand, according to the omake, her name comes only from her style of dress.
- Unconnected Marketeers
Her first appearance was in Unconnected Marketeers. The protagonist met her outside of the Rainbow Dragon Cave, which she explained is a mine containing the "power of dreams." She warned the protagonist against delving inside but nonetheless didn't seem to consider it her problem. The protagonist also had the option of buying cards from her, as with the other bosses.
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Tengu & Kappa
Sannyo's appearance in Lotus Eaters
- In the trial version of Unconnected Marketeers, Sannyo's boss sprite and spell card cutin were both based on her defeated dialogue portrait, in which her sleeve and dress are visibly torn. This has been rectified in the full version.
- The name of Sannyo's species "yamajorou" is one of the aliases of "mountain woman" (山女, yama onna).
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