Subterranean Animism/Spell Cards/Stage 3

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Midboss Spell Card[edit]

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Spell Card 27
鬼符「怪力乱神」(Kifu "Kairyokuranshin")
Oni Sign "Anomalies, Strength, Disorder, and Spirits" [1]
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Easy
Spell Card Pattern Description
Yuugi goes to the middle top of the screen, then makes six spirals of purple arrowhead bullets appear. By the time the ends reach the borders of the screen, they will turn red and spread out by going in the direction they each aim to. Yuugi will move and start the pattern again. Getting in the path of the spiral as it's appearing causes the bullets there to not spawn.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Four spirals of bullets that dissolve into curtain fire.
Do not lose yourself in confusion. Concentrate on your target always.

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Spell Card 28
鬼符「怪力乱神」(Kifu "Kairyokuranshin")
Oni Sign "Anomalies, Strength, Disorder, and Spirits"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Easy version, with 8 spirals instead.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Eight spirals of bullets that dissolve into curtain fire.
The bullets will not spawn on you. Yuugi only wishes to test your strength.

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Spell Card 29
鬼符「怪力乱神」(Kifu "Kairyokuranshin")
Oni Sign "Anomalies, Strength, Disorder, and Spirits"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Hard
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to previous versions, with 10 spirals instead.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Ten spirals of bullets that dissolve into curtain fire.
Concentrate on yourself. Only a few of the bullets are threatening, watch for them.

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Spell Card 30
鬼符「怪力乱神」(Kifu "Kairyokuranshin")
Oni Sign "Anomalies, Strength, Disorder, and Spirits"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to previous versions, with 12 spirals instead.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Twelve spirals of bullets that dissolve into curtain fire.
This attack is born of chaos and power. Oni have reign over pandemonium.

Boss Spell Card #1[edit]

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Spell Card 31
怪輪「地獄の苦輪」(Kairin "Jigoku no Kurin")
Mysterious Ring "Hell's Wheel of Pain"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Easy
Spell Card Pattern Description
She starts out in the center of the screen with six slow, resistant, large blue rings around herself, then she leaves a faster and weaker ring in her place as she goes to the top left. There, she shoots fast, incomplete circles of small white bullets that don't aim below Yuugi, that after going a certain distance will heavily slow down and fall to the bottom of the screen. She will stay there for a few seconds, then leave another weak ring and go to the right, and start alternating left and right while leaving rings below her. Shooting a ring causes its hitbox size to decrease, and breaking a ring causes a large bubble bullet to spawn, which will stay still, then aim towards the player's position while accelerating.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Breaking a ring causes a bullet to linger.
It's probably easier to dodge than the original ring though.

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Spell Card 32
怪輪「地獄の苦輪」(Kairin "Jigoku no Kurin")
Mysterious Ring "Hell's Wheel of Pain"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Easy version. The rate at which Yuugi fires small bullets is much faster.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Breaking a ring causes a bullet to linger.
The bullet will eventually seek you. Hell is inescapable once inside.

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Spell Card 33
枷符「咎人の外さぬ枷」(Kafu "Togabito no Hazusanu Kase")
Shackles Sign "Shackles a Criminal Can't Take Off"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Hard
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to "Hell's Wheel of Pain", each ring when destroyed now produces a compressed group of large bullets. The group moves as in previous versions, but leaves a bullet behind, which will then behave normally.
Note: In the demo version of this spell card in any difficulty, the distance the small bullets traveled before slowing down was shorter, making large piles of them as Yuugi moved across the screen. To go through these large clumps, rings could be destroyed to make the small bullets explode, at the cost of producing the large aimed bullets. In the full version the rings keep their bullet deletion properties, but they rarely see any use.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Arcane manacles that explode when destroyed.
It's easy to destroy them by accident. Well, Hell isn't a forgiving place after all.

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Spell Card 34
枷符「咎人の外さぬ枷」(Kafu "Togabito no Hazusanu Kase")
Shackles Sign "Shackles a Criminal Can't Take Off"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Hard version. The compressed group of bullets now forms a circle with random rotation, that slowly expands over the screen and leaves a bullet behind, which will behave normally later.

Note: In the demo version, each bullet in the circle that a ring leaves was a compressed line of bullets, and after the circle expanded for a bit, each line would then quickly shoot outwards.

Note 2: This spell card and its Hard version have a time limit of 43 seconds, but their Spell Card Bonuses drain as if the time limit were only 35 seconds. As a result, the bonus will reach 0 at 4.66 seconds left on the clock and start ticking into the negative numbers. If the bonus is awarded after this occurs, the negative value is subtracted from the player's score.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Arcane manacles that explode when destroyed.
These aren't safe for humans. Only an oni would expect you to work with these.

Boss Spell Card #2[edit]

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Spell Card 35
力業「大江山嵐」(Chikarawaza "Ooeyama Arashi")
Feat of Strength "Storm on Mt. Ooe" [2]
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Easy
Spell Card Pattern Description
Yuugi stands on the center of the screen as large bullets rapidly rain diagonally from the top right corner of the screen, being faster near the source.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Stones fly through the air!
The winds gust most at the top, but that is not where you are dodging. Do not fear.

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Spell Card 36
力業「大江山嵐」(Chikarawaza "Ooeyama Arashi")
Feat of Strength "Storm on Mt. Ooe"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Easy version.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Boulders fly through the air!
Yuugi moves neither left nor right. Perhaps you can weather this storm by holding your place as well?

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Spell Card 37
力業「大江山颪」(Chikarawaza "Ooeyama Oroshi")
Feat of Strength "Wind Blowing Down from Mt. Ooe"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Hard
Spell Card Pattern Description
Similar to "Storm on Mt. Ooe". The rain starts on the top left corner and eventually stops, and shortly before that happens another rain source appears at the top right corner, as they go alternating between left and right. Since the time a source takes to appear is shorter than the time an existing one takes to stop, they often overlap.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Boulders threaten to crush you from both sides!
Yuugi does not want to harm you, though. Else the hitboxes would be much larger.

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Spell Card 38
力業「大江山颪」(Chikarawaza "Ooeyama Oroshi")
Feat of Strength "Wind Blowing Down from Mt. Ooe"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Hard version.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Avalanches threaten to crush you from both sides!
She makes causing these storms look so effortless, though. She summons the mighty hail while holding her sake in one hand!

Boss Spell Card #3[edit]

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Spell Card 39
四天王奥義「三歩必殺」(Shitennou Ougi "Sanpo Hissatsu")
Big Four Arcanum "Knock Out In Three Steps"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Easy
Spell Card Pattern Description
Yuugi stays in the center of the screen, and takes 3 steps on the ground per wave, slightly shaking the first two times and a large shake on the third step, producing invisible "rings" that stack on top of each other, where bullets will appear. On odd waves, eight short lines of blue bullets that curve right appear in the first ring around Yuugi, then another eight, longer cyan lines of bullets that curve left appear in the ring outside of it, and the last ring, after the shake, will be filled with white pellets, which can be made to not spawn if they would share space with the player when they appear. After a short stop, the blue bullets will spread out and move at the same time as the small white bullets randomly divide in two groups that spin either left or right as they leave the screen, and after some more time, the cyan bullets will also move outwards, attempting to keep the line formation. On even waves, a similar pattern will repeat, with the first circle being lines of red bullets that curve left, the second one lines of purple bullets that curve right, and the third circle a large ring of purple bubble bullets that can be deleted the same way as the pellets. They will behave the same way, except the red lines attempt to keep shape instead of spreading, and all bubbles spin to the right as they leave the screen.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Two bending layers inside an absurdly powerful trap.
Though the trap can be easily avoided from inside. Not a good arcanum if it's so escapable.

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Spell Card 40
四天王奥義「三歩必殺」(Shitennou Ougi "Sanpo Hissatsu")
Big Four Arcanum "Knock Out In Three Steps"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Normal
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Easy version, with 16 lines of bullets in the first two rings.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Two bending layers inside an absurdly powerful trap.
The bullets inside spread out to catch escapees. Yuugi is not holding back as much as thought.

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Spell Card 41
四天王奥義「三歩必殺」(Shitennou Ougi "Sanpo Hissatsu")
Big Four Arcanum "Knock Out In Three Steps"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Hard
Spell Card Pattern Description
Similar to its previous versions. Each ring is now filled with large, random clumps of the corresponding bullets instead of organized lines. The blue and red bullets will still behave as in lower difficulties, as they spread out even further, and try to form lines, respectively.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Two scattered layers inside an absurdly powerful trap.
The inner bullets form dense walls now, and must be read quickly. This is a knock out befitting of the onis.

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Spell Card 42
四天王奥義「三歩必殺」(Shitennou Ougi "Sanpo Hissatsu")
Big Four Arcanum "Knock Out In Three Steps"
Owner
Yuugi Hoshiguma
Stage 3 — Lunatic
Spell Card Pattern Description
Very similar to its Hard version. The last ring is replaced by medium sized red bullets on odd waves, and by large, red bubble bullets on even waves, both of which will spawn regardless of where the player is when the last ring appears.
Editor's ZUN-style Comment
Two scattered layers inside an absurdly powerful trap.
Yuugi will mercilessly spawn the bullets on unwary victims. This technique is strong as Yuugi, but... perhaps a bit cheap.

Notes[edit]

  1. A phrase from the Analects of Confucius that has been listed in the dictionary as "supernatural phenomenon".
  2. Ōe Mountain (大江山): A mountain in Kyoto. It features prominently in folklore about oni, most notably in the well-known story of Shuten Douji (酒呑童子).
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