Spirit Mirror

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MS 2nd Stage Midboss
Sprite of the midboss in Mystic Square
Species

Ungaikyo?

Location

Seen at the border between Gensokyo and Makai

Appearances
Official Games

This mirror-like being was found on the border between Gensokyo and Makai and is the second stage midboss of Mystic Square. After the heroine passes some ice falling, the mirror will attack the player while flying around the screen and shooting danmaku with two types of patterns. On its second attack, it'll freeze on one spot of the screen and dramatically change by loosing its wings and starts sparking, spitting danmaku. Since it's got no dialogue with the player, nothing is known about it.

Background Information[edit]

This mirror is nameless, but "Spirit Mirror" (神鏡 Shinkagami) seems to be a notable name in the Japanese community, but more notably is just referred to as "MS 2nd Stage Midboss" (怪綺談二面中ボス). Due to it's looks however, some Western fans call this midboss the "Magic Mirror" or the "Magic Mirror Midboss", but due to the Spirit Mirror, it's better to refer to it as the "Magic Mirror (Angel)" or the "Magic Mirror Midboss (Angel)" to avoid confusion.

The sprite shows that it looks like a light crystal blue mirror with a cross in the centre and two stray lines from the sides of the cross connecting to the bottom of the centre (resembling a crucifix). It seems to have a frame with a dark blue and light blue pattern with angel wings.

Additional Information[edit]

  • Its species could possibly be an Ungaikyo, a type of Tsukumogami, that are living mirrors that occasionally have occult powers. They are demons that come out of antique mirrors.
  • It might have some relation to the Dark Mirror of Lotus Land Story.
  • The Spirit Mirror is one of the few midbosses in the whole series that changes its attack pattern of danmaku as its health bar decreases, being the first to do this. The next to do this is the Trump King.

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