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Rin Satsuki

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Undo revision 383759 by Quwanti (talk) I'm still waiting for you to clean it up if you don't agree with it. 周入矛 is "to financially support the entering of a spear" in full Chinese.
| nameIPA =
| nameAlt = {{nihongo|Rin Saetsuki|さえつき りん}}<br />{{nihongo|Rin Saezuki|さえづき りん}}
| image =[[File:Th06Rin.jpg|x340px|Rin Satsuki]]
| caption = Rin Satsuki from the [[Miscellaneous illustrations by ZUN#Circle Cut|circle cut]]?
| species = [[Kirin]]?
==General Information==
There's traces of information scattered in relation to ''[[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil]]'' that could be associated with her. In the games data, there are two attack types: {{nihongo|Flower Sign|花符}} and {{nihongo|Wind Sign|風符}}. An alleged portrait of her (or an otherwise unknown character) appears on [[Team Shanghai Alice]]'s circle cut in the Comiket when ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'' was first released (shown in the info box on the left). Additionally, shown in the data files by using a tool to rip graphics from the game, there is an unused character in the Stage 1 enemy sprites that looks much like the character in the portrait, although there's a possibility that this was originally going to be [[Rumia]].
Incidentally, the number 3 on the circle cut circumstantially points to three bits of character information about her, the portrait itself, unused midboss sprites, and her unused character selection screen information. This is later pointed at again in the credits, where "pbg" (read: "princess bubblegum"), "ant", and "fang" appear. The game itself is called ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', which might refer to her character portrait -- additionally, she holds an erhu, which is made of python skin, again suggesting a connection to the devil. She is popularly depicted in red in this way. Balls ornamenting her ribbon are often shown as cherries, which may refer to the Stage 1 theme, ''A Soul as Red as a Ground Cherry''. "Soul" refers to the claustrum, which is circular in shape, again circumstantially connected to the "circumcision" written on her erhu.
Later, [[Clownpiece]] appears at the [[Sea of Tranquillity]] in ''[[Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom]]'', suggesting a connection to the clownish ribbon Rin wears in her hair and her name "冴月麟" (serene moon phosphorus).
Based on a remark by [[Marisa Kirisame]] in her [[Embodiment of Scarlet Devil: Marisa's Extra|Extra Stage]] <ref>''Maybe I shoulda said "nurse"?'' - Marisa, Extra Stage</ref>, Rin is theorized to be a nurse, but this is pure speculationbased on the characters written on her erhu. However, in modern Japanese popular culture, the kirin is often conflated with the unicorn (cf. ''Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter''), which has healing powers; this would suggest a connection between kirin and nurses.
==Character Design==
If the girl depicted in the [[Miscellaneous illustrations by ZUN#Circle Cut|circle cut]] ''is'' Rin Satsuki, then Rin appears to wear a large , clownish ribbon on her hair with cherry hair pins and a dress-like blouse. She holds an [[wikipedia:Erhu|erhu]] upside down with "周入矛" (circumferentially spurred lance, or "circumcision") in mixed Japanese and the Chinese letters written in an autistic, childish manner on it. The colours are unknown because the circle cut is in monochrome. A recent Twitter post revealed the girl in the picture wasn't Rin Satsuki, and instead claimed it was a Team Shanghai Alice "poster girl".<ref></ref><ref></ref><ref></ref>
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File:Rin satsuki sprites.png|Unused EoSD stage 1 sprites.
File:Th6 6113.png|Rin Satsuki in the code.

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