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Tenshi Hinanawi
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Tenshi Hinanai
Tenshi Hinanawi
Tenshi Hinanawi in Antinomy of Common Flowers
Girl of the Sphere of Neither Perception nor Non-Perception
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Species

Celestial

Abilities

Manipulation of earth, identification of one's spirit (Sword of Hisou)

Occupation

Celestial

Location

Heaven

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games
Print Works
Music CDs
"I know, if you've nothing to do how about killing some time with me?"
"You're the one with too much time on your hands, you know."
Tenshi Hinanawi and Yuyuko Saigyouji (Scarlet Weather Rhapsody Stage 1)

Tenshi Hinanawi (比那名居 天子 Hinanawi Tenshi) is the main antagonist of Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. She's the "Eldest Daughter" (総領娘 souryou musume) of the Hinanawi clan, as referred to by Iku Nagae, that resides in Heaven. Being in heaven, she has a rather carefree life which she considers boring.

General Information

Tenshi first appeared in Reimu Hakurei's scenario as the final boss of the fighting game Scarlet Weather Rhapsody and was a recurring final boss for most other characters; she's also an unlockable playable character. She later appeared as a target in Double Spoiler, was a background character in Hopeless Masquerade and was one of the Final Day bosses in Impossible Spell Card. Like some other characters, Tenshi was left out of Symposium of Post-mysticism because "they have nothing to do with Kanako, Hijiri or Miko".[1]

Personality

In her official profile, Tenshi is described as being "sheltered upbringing", selfish and top of the world. Despite being a celestial, she is very earthly and lacks charisma. That's not surprising, however, because she became a celestial only because the entire Hinanawi family became celestials when the Nawi became divine spirits. Therefore, she lacks awareness of what it means to be a celestial.

She is described as "delinquent". An overly privileged environment had a negative effect on her playful nature. She doesn't consider what her actions mean to other people. She also has absolute confidence in her abilities, and gets mad if someone insults them. ZUN jokingly described her as having "a rather 'nice' personality."[1]

Abilities

Strength

Although it's not because Tenshi has undergone special training, she is extraordinarily strong and tough. This toughness is to the extent that she cannot be pierced by Sakuya Izayoi's knives[2]. This seems to be an effect of heavenly peaches; when one eats them, it forges one's body to one's convenience. Heaven doesn't have normal food apart from the peaches, so all celestials probably eat these peaches and strengthen their bodies.

Manipulating the Earth

Earthquakes, land subsidence, landslides, etc. - her effective range is narrow, but she is able to manipulate them at will. It is similar to Suwako Moriya's "creating kun (the Earth)", but Suwako's ability is mainly for the sake of constructing various geographical features and creating countries, whereas Tenshi's ability is mainly a power to calm and cause (land-related) natural disasters.

Identifying one's spirit

By using the Sword of Hisou, she can identify one's spirit no matter what the circumstances.

Ability to manipulate "sky, earth and people"

Even with just the keystone and the Sword of Hisou, she would still probably still be able to manipulate all three of "sky, earth and people". The Sword of Hisou has power related to "sky" and "people", and the keystone has power related to "Earth".

Possessions

Keystones
Keystones come in different sizes and shapes.

A Keystone (要石 kaname-ishi) is a holy rock object that can (among other properties) invoke or suppress earthquakes, wrapped in shimenawa. Based on what Eirin Yagokoro said, it is a heavy object made of black granite. Only those of Hinanawi households are able to handle, insert and remove the keystone before they became celestials, and other celestials are not able to use it. Tenshi uses keystones in many ways, including: as danmaku weapons, launched as a drill, as a cushion to sit on, as a bludgeon to attack with and for standing on. As the keystone was originally for calming earthquakes, if the keystone, which stores distorted energy of the Earth, was ever removed or destroyed, then an earthquake occurs. Since causing earthquakes in this manner takes time and is difficult to use in battle, that is probably the reason it wasn't used much in battle.

Sword of Hisou
Tenshi and her sword, as shown in Grimoire of Marisa.

The Sword of Hisou is a celestial tool and one of Tenshi's tools. The sword cannot be used other than by celestials. It is able to gather and accumulate the surrounding spirit and convert it into energy. Moreover, it is able to cut up this spirit itself. Upon releasing the opponent's spirit and identifying the type of the opponent's spirit, it is also able to control the accumulated spiritual energy and convert it into the spirit of the opponent's weakness, and attack using their weakness. First, the sword converts the opponent's spiritual nature into scarlet mist, then into a form that can be seen. Once the opponent's nature has been revealed, the sword can change itself to channel the most effective attributes to counter that nature. The spiritual nature evoked by the sword takes the form of weather, which is why it somehow looks flexible. Also, spirits slashed by the sword become scarlet mist. This mist can be used to influence and control the weather. The sword is also durable enough to channel the powerful strength of the celestials, allowing Tenshi to rupture the Earth or even cause earthquakes in the surrounding area. Tenshi can also evoke the gathered scarlet energies of living beings through the sword, creating an immensely destructive beam that inflicts grievous injury upon her opponents. The fact that Tenshi can draw the weapon from seemingly nowhere, it means that the shape-shifting properties of the sword does not have to be stored anywhere on Tenshi's body at any time without taking up space, suggesting that it is spiritually summoned into battle by its wielder.

Backstory

Tenshi was originally a human named Chiko and was part of the Hinanawi clan who served the Nawi clan. When the Nawi clan passed away, they were enshrined as divine spirits and became the Nawi-No-kami. Due to this, the entire Hinanawi clan ascended to Heaven as a reward for serving the Nawi clan, and they became celestials.

However, because they became celestials by serving the Nawi clan, as opposed to training, they lacked the reputation expected of a celestial and were labeled as "bad" celestials. Chiko also ascended to a celestial with her family despite being so young. It was here she renamed herself "Tenshi". However, because she lacked any training or discipline of a celestial, she became incredibly spoiled, to the point she found the Heaven that so many on earth desired, boring, and ended up envying the exciting life of people on earth.

Character Design

A sketch by ZUN, shown on MAGNet.

Name

Her full name is Tenshi Hinanawi (比那名居 天子). In Tenshi (天子), it has ten (, "sky, heaven") and shi (, "child"), which is a common ending for girl's names, so the literal meaning of her first name is "The child of heaven". Incidentally, the word tenshi (天子) is used to refer to the monarch in both Japanese and Chinese language. Also, Tenshi can be interpreted as an "angel" (天使 tenshi) in Japanese, a likely reference to her being a Celestial in this case. Ten () is a kanji used in the Japanese title of Scarlet Weather Rhapsody (緋想).

Meanwhile in her surname, hina (比那) may be from the "Hina Tori-no-Mikoto" (比那鳥命) of Hina shrine in Izumo city, Shimane prefecture of Japan, from a legend of a goddess, and it may be a name to indicate her characteristics of "female" and "earthquakes". However, as Hina has a father, it cannot be said that the entire family is female. "Hina" could also mean "young chicken, small" ().It's pronunciation can also mean "Goddess" (此売 hina)

Nawi (名居), also called "Nai/Nawi no Kami" (名居守), is pronounce similarly to nai (ない). It's an obsolete word meaning "Earth", and 名居振る (nawifuru) meant "earthquake", which can be found in the Nihon Shoki. "Furu" meant, like how it is read, to shake or vibrate. In a shift, "Nawi" acquired the meaning of "earthquakes", and was thus worshiped as a god of earthquakes. The "wi" () in Hinanawi (比那名居) is a kana that is unused in Modern Japanese. In present day Japanese, her last name is pronounced "Hinanai". Also, another meaning of "Hinanawi" is "The Goddess of Earthquake".

Before becoming a celestial, her first name was Chiko (地子, lit. "earth child").

Design

Tenshi has dark red eyes and long blue hair. She wears a white button-up blouse with a red bow at the collar; a blue dress with a light blue bow on the back and brown lace-up boots similar to those of Alice Margatroid's. The apron she carries on her dress has a rainbow-patterned shard link around it, and she wears a black hat decorated with two peaches and leaves. Supposedly, Tenshi should have a cloud pattern on her skirt, similar to the one on Utsuho's, Miko's and Sumireko's capes, but due to lack of time it wasn't implemented. In Antinomy of Common Flowers, her skirt now features the cloud pattern. She also appears to be very short in height in this game (Which is pointed out by Mamizou Futatsuiwa)

Appearances

Spin-offs

Scarlet Weather Rhapsody

Due to the boring life in Heaven of constant drinking and relaxation, Tenshi decides to cause a disaster by gathering the thought energy of everyone in Gensokyo in the form of scarlet clouds, threatening an earthquake. Her true intent is to resolve her boredom by attracting others to resolve the incident. This disruption causes a preliminary tremor, which wrecks Reimu Hakurei's shrine and causes several events to unfold from there. Eventually, Tenshi rebuilds Reimu's shrine. However, Yukari Yakumo becomes angry when she learns that Tenshi has built a Keystone into its foundation, and has the shrine destroyed and rebuilt once more so that she can seal it.[3] Eventually a groundbreaking ceremony is held in Heaven, attended by most of the game's playable characters.

The weather type Aurora, meaning "Northern (or Southern) Lights", is associated to Tenshi.

Double Spoiler
Tenshi's sprite in DS
Tenshi in HM

In Double Spoiler, Tenshi used her keystones as danmaku in her spell cards and had Aya Shameimaru and Hatate Himekaidou taking photos of her and her danmaku.

Hopeless Masquerade

Tenshi made a background cameo appearance in Hopeless Masquerade on the Palanquin Ship and Youkai Tanuki Forest stage. She is seen standing on a keystone while hovering in the air.

Impossible Spell Card

After apparently reading the newspaper by the tengu about a mischief-making amanojaku, she becomes one of the many strong youkai and humans to try and stop Seija Kijin in the final day. She uses spell cards that are considered impossible to dodge.

Antinomy of Common Flowers

Tenshi, exiled from Heaven, teams up with Shinmyoumaru Sukuna to become the strongest Perfect Posession user in Gensokyo. Later, Tenshi's Dream World self appears with plans to destroy the world in anger; Joon and Shion Yorigami must defeat her.

100th Black Market

In 100th Black Market, Tenshi appears as the one of the 5th market bosses. She has two ability cards dedicated to her, both pertaining to her Keystone. 

Literature

Wild and Horned Hermit

After being the host along with Shion Yorigami of a banquet remembered by its poor quality, she appears again to try to get Reimu Hakurei back from Avicii. After helping her to find a way to defeat Kasen Ibara, she decides to keep the real hermit's identity in secret, afraid that knowing of the existence of an oni hermit could make a fuss in heaven.

Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia

Tenshi explains in her article how celestials, although they live a luxurious life, are also people with big spirit, something they obtained abandoning their desires and insatisfactions. In what respects to food, she complains that said satisfaction leads to all celestials eating only peaches, and she explains that she doesn't have that satisfaction and that she doesn't understand what's the problem of trying new gastronomy.

Relationships

Suika Ibuki

Suika travelled up to Heaven and beat up Tenshi to get some land. Iku mentions in her ending that Tenshi must have given it to her without consulting any of the other celestials about the matter. Since then, Suika played at least one prank on Tenshi by gathering up many others to come fight her. Tenshi initially figured that it'd be okay because Suika will get bored and leave heaven soon, but by the time the final story (Tenshi's) in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody ends, Suika's still up there, causing Tenshi to worry about just how long the oni plans on staying.

Iku Nagae

Iku comments to Tenshi that she was supposed to file a report before warning everyone about the earthquake, but couldn't because all of the Hinanawi clan were away from their homes. This implies that one of her duties is to file reports to the Hinanawi clan when an earthquake is about to occur (note, however, that this doesn't mean she is subservient to Tenshi's clan. Just that her job requires interacting with them). It is shown in her ending that she saw how spoiled and reckless the eldest child Tenshi was, and was never happy about it.

Her win quote to Tenshi implies that Iku often complained to Tenshi about how mad her father was whenever Iku reported him. To Tenshi, however, Iku was just a messenger. Tenshi's unauthorized use of a keystone finally caused Iku to take action and punish Tenshi (and for Tenshi to learn her name), although having no authority over a member of the Hinanawi meant that all Iku could do in the long term was complain about it.

Shion Yorigami

After the events of Antimony of Common Flowers, Tenshi and Shion end up developing a strong and deep relationship with each other. Initially, Tenshi's brash attitude and privileged upbringing made Shion too shy to question her about even basic facts. Over the events of later Wild and Horned Hermit chapters, Tenshi had slowly grown more understanding and accommodating of Shion's shyness. Recently, the pair of them have regularly attended Hakurei Shrine parties together, and are practically inseparable.

Tenshi's natural "good luck" as a celestial is apparently not cancelled out by Shion's natural "bad luck" due to being a poverty god.

Kasen Ibaraki

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Her Father, Lord Nai

Iku mentions to Tenshi in a win quote that there's been repeated occasions where she's told Tenshi that her father was mad, and snaps that Tenshi should go report to him by herself for a change.

Gallery

Covers

Artworks

Sprites

Illustrations

Screenshots

Others

Skills

Skills
Name Translated Comments Games Usage
Total: 16
坤儀の剣 Sword of Kun SWR Default 214B/C
天罰の石柱 Pillars of Divine Punishment SWR Default 22B/C
非想の威光 Beams of Non-Perception SWR
AoCF
Default 236B/C
6C
非想の剣 Sword of Non-Perception SWR Default 623B/C
六震-相- Six Earthquakes -Signs- SWR Alternate 214B/C
守りの要 Guarding Keystones SWR Alternate 22B/C
天地プレス Heaven and Earth Press SWR
AoCF
Alternate 236B/C
4C
緋想の剣 Sword of Scarlet Perception SWR Alternate 623B/C
緋想の剣気 Scarlet Sword Temperament Soku Alternate 236B/C
昇天突 Ascension Thrust Soku Alternate 623B/C
因果の剣 Sword of Karma Soku Alternate 214B/C
地精の起床 Awakening of the Earth Spirits Soku Alternate 22B/C
要石独楽 Keystone Spinning Top AoCF 5C
天人の飛翔 Celestial's Flight AoCF 8C
高空の剣 Sword of High Skies AoCF 2C
HAARP的超常気象 HAARP's Anomalous Weather Aided by Occult effect AoCF A+B with Occult gauge

Spell Cards

Spellcards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 36
地符「不譲土壌の剣」 Earth Sign "Sword of Unletting Soil" SWR Use
非想「非想非非想の剣」 Non-Perception "Sword of Neither Perception nor Non-Perception" SWR Use
天符「天道是非の剣」 Heaven Sign "Sword of Divine Justice" SWR Use
地震「先憂後楽の剣」 Earthquake "Sword of Pleasure After Hardship" SWR
GoM
Use
気符「天啓気象の剣」 Spirit Sign "Sword of Meteorological Revelation" SWR Use
要石「天地開闢プレス」 Keystone "World Creation Press" SWR Use
気符「無念無想の境地」 Spirit Sign "State of Freedom from Worldly Thoughts" SWR
GoM
Use
「全人類の緋想天」 "Sky of Scarlet Perception of All Humankind" SWR
SWR
DS
GoM
Use
Story
St. 10
要石「天空の霊石」 Keystone "Sky's Spiritual Stone" SWR Story
乾坤「荒々しくも母なる大地よ」 Qian & Kun "Violent Land that Mothers All" SWR
GoM
Story
霊想「大地を鎮める石」 Spirit Thought "Stone that Calms the Lands" SWR
GoM
Story
天地「世界を見下ろす遥かなる大地よ」 Heaven & Earth "Land that Oversees the Distant World Below" SWR
GoM
Story
剣技「気炎万丈の剣」 Sword Skill "Sword of Ebullience" Soku Use
天気「緋想天促」 Weather "Scarlet Weather Stimulation" Soku Use
気性「勇気凛々の剣」 Temperament "High-Spirited Sword" DS
GoU
St. 10
地震「避難険路」 Earthquake "Escarpment Evacuation Route" DS St. 10
要石「カナメファンネル」 Keystone "Kaname Funnel" DS
AoCF
GoU
St. 10
Use
「全妖怪の緋想天」 "Sky of Scarlet Perception of All Youkai" ISC St. 10
「鹿島鎮護」 "Kashima Protection" ISC St. 10
地符「一撃震乾坤」 Earth Sign "Qian & Kun Earthquake Strike" AoCF Use
桃符「堅牢堅固の仙桃」 Peach Sign "Hermit's Peach of Steadfast Durability" AoCF Use
*大気圏は我が手中にあり* *All the Atmosphere is Within My Reach!* AoCF Use-LW
昇槌符「僕らの夢を載せて大きくなあれ」 Rising Mallet Sign "Carry Our Dreams and Grow Bigger!" Co-owner with Shinmyoumaru AoCF Story
墜槌符「夢は大気圏に落ちて大きくなあれ」 Plummeting Mallet Sign "Dreams Fall Through the Atmosphere and Grow Bigger!" Co-owner with Shinmyoumaru AoCF Story
「全小人族の緋想天」 "Sky of Scarlet Perception of All Inchlings" Co-owner with Shinmyoumaru AoCF Story
夢要符「羊毛色の乾坤一擲」 Dream Keystone Sign "Wool-Colored Toss Staking Heaven & Earth" Co-owner with Doremy AoCF Story
昇符「遥か宙まで飛べ! 僕らの夢を載せて」 Rise Sign "Soar to Distant Skies, Carrying Our Dreams!" Used by Tenshi's Dream World self AoCF Story
墜符「大気圏に落ちて、夢は地表に降り注ぐ」 Plummet Sign "Falling Through the Atmosphere, Dreams Rain Down Upon the Ground" Used by Tenshi's Dream World self AoCF Story
「大地を造り直そう、夢のある世界へ!」 "Rebuild the Whole Land Into a World of Dreams!" Used by Tenshi's Dream World self AoCF Story
「ヒュージバトルシップ 無双ナマズ見参」 "A Huge Battleship: 'Invincible Catfish' Is Approaching Fast!" Used by Tenshi's Dream World self AoCF Story (Overdrive)
「全スペースピープルの緋想天」 "Sky of Scarlet Perception of All Space People" Used by Tenshi's Dream World self AoCF Story (Overdrive)
緋針符「要石も大きくなあれ」 Scarlet Needle Sign "Keystones Grow Bigger, Too!" Co-owner with Shinmyoumaru VD Nightmare Tuesday - 2
永緋符「墜落する壺中の有頂天」 Eternal Scarlet Sign "Plummeting Bhava-agra in a Jar" Co-owner with Eirin VD Nightmare Tuesday - 3
緋夜符「蓬莱の弾の要石」 Scarlet Night Sign "Bullet Keystones of Hourai" Co-owner with Kaguya VD Nightmare Tuesday - 6
要石「乾坤鳴動砲」 Keystone "Qian & Kun Rumbling Cannon" HBM 5th Market
要石「拡散乾坤鳴動砲」 Keystone "Diffuse Qian & Kun Rumbling Cannon" HBM 5th Market

Additional Information

Tenshi on the AWA shirt, by ZUN.
  • A silhouette of Tenshi occupies the front of Scarlet Weather Rhapsody's jewel case, as well as the OST.
  • Her profile mentions "Oomura no Kami" and "Nai clan". In fact, there is the Nai Shrine (名居神社) in Nabari City, and the Oomura Shrine (大村神社) in Iga City, both in Mie Prefecture. The former shrine stands in Shimo-hinachi (下比奈知), and the latter has the Keystone and the Statue of Catfish as goshintai.
  • Many of the mythological references Tenshi makes are those to the Tenbu (天部, Deva in sanskrit). In Buddhism, Deva are humans that have achieved enlightenment, and in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, Tenshi mentions the five signs of death of a Deva. Devas are also known to be mortal in Buddhism, living long lives, but still remaining part of the circle of life and death. This too, ties in with the events in Komachi's scenario in the game. Considering earlier references by ZUN to the Tennin (such as several of Youmu's spell cards in Perfect Cherry Blossom), both Tenbu and Tennin are the same in Gensokyo.
  • One of her color palettes in Touhou Hisoutensoku resembles Renko Usami.
  • ZUN designed the official shirt for the 2013 Anime Weekend Atlanta convention. Tenshi appears on the shirt because the US state of Georgia is known as the Peach State, which is appropriate.
  • In the heaven Journey to the west describes the only available food to eat were peaches and they seemed to have the same effect on those who ate it to the point where they were the raw material for the making of the immortality elixir.
  • During the events of Antinomy of Common Flowers, one of the spellcards used by Tenshi's dream self features the Giant Catfish, which is a species known as Namazu. Due to Tenshi's ability to manipulate the earth and cause earthquakes, she is associated with the Namazu because in Japanese folklore, they also have the ability to cause earthquakes.
  • Tenshi has appeared in every danmaku side game after her debut, starting on Double Spoiler up to 100th Black Market.

Fandom

Official Profiles

Scarlet Weather Rhapsody - おまけ.txt
Tenshi Hinanawi  ○非想非非想天の娘

  比那名居 天子(ひななゐ てんし)


  種族:天人くずれ


   天界に棲む不良天人。


   比那名居家は元々は地震を鎮める要石を護る神官であった。


   だが、比那名居家の要石の存在も虚しく地震は頻繁に起こった。
   その度重なる地震により地震を担っていた天人、大村守(おおむらのかみ)
   の仕事が追いつかず、幻想郷一帯の地震は当時、大村守に遣えていた
   名居(なゐ)一族に任すこととなった。


   名居一族は地上の神官であったが、死後に名居守(なゐのかみ)と呼ばれ、
   神霊として山の池の畔にある小さな祠に祀られる事となった。
   名居守は今も静かに幻想郷を見守っているのである。


   それと同時に、生前の名居守の部下であった比那名居(ひななゐ)一族
   も、その功績をたたえられ、天界に住むようになった。


   だが、比那名居一族は他の天人とは異なり、修行を積んだわけでも無く、
   ただ名居守に遣えていただけだったので、天人としての格を備えておらず、
   天界では不良天人とすら呼ばれていた。


   比那名居 地子(ちこ)は名居守に遣えていた親のついでに天人になった
   だけの、幼い子供だった。


   その地子は、天人になった時に天子(てんし)と改名した。
   天子は、天界での自分の処遇が気に入らず、度々幻想郷を覗いては里の
   人間や妖怪達を羨ましく思っていた。


   そんなある日、幻想郷の妖怪達が自分の力を使って異変を起こし、幻
   想郷で騒ぎを起こして楽しんでいるのを見た時に、天子は強く思った。


    「もう、退屈な天人暮らしなんて耐えられない!
     私だって、異変くらい起こせるのに」


   天子は家を飛び出した。
   天界の道具である緋想の剣(ひそうのつるぎ)を持ち出して……


  住家:天界
  能力:大地を操る程度の能力


   地震を鎮めたり、地震を起こしたり出来る。
   有効範囲は狭いが、幻想郷内なら遠隔地でも揺らすことが出来る。
   さらに、地盤沈下や土砂崩れなどの災害もお手の物。


   また、幻想郷に要石を挿したり、取り除いたり出来るのも、
   比那名居一族だけである。


   要石を取り除くと、幻想郷全体の地盤を揺るがす事が出来るという。


  緋想の剣の能力:気質を見極める程度の能力


   緋想の剣は、必ず相手の弱点を突く事が出来る、天人にしか扱えない
   剣である。
   この剣はまず相手の気質を霧に変え、誰の目にも見えるような形に
   変える。そして、その気質の弱点である性質を纏う。


   緋想の剣が見せる気質の形とは、天気の事である。
   緋想の剣で斬られた気質は緋色の霧となり、天気を変えるのである。


   天子は緋想の剣と要石さえ有れば、天、地、人全てを操る事が出来る
   と思っている。


  性格:温室育ちで、自分勝手。有頂天。


   およそ天人とは思えない程俗っぽく、威厳がない。
   それもそのはず、本人には天人である自覚はなく、親が仕えていた
   神官が神格化し、そのおまけで一族もろとも天人になっただけだか
   らである。


   恵まれすぎた環境は、遊び盛りの天子にとっても悪影響でもあった。
   相手の事を考えない行動もまさにそれである。


   自分の能力に絶対の自信があり、能力を人に貶されると激昂する。

Girl of the Sphere of Neither Perception nor Non-Perception[4]

Tenshi Hinanawi

Species: Fallen Celestial

A delinquent celestial living in the heavens.

The Hinanawi clan used to be a family of priests who were tasked to protect their keystone, which kept earthquakes under control.

However, even with the Hinanawi keystone, earthquakes occurred rather often. They occurred so often that it went out of the hands of Oomura-no-Kami, a celestial who was in charge of earthquakes at that time, so the Nawi clan, who had been serving the celestials, was ordered to take over the job around the Gensokyo area.

The Nawi clan was a family of earthbound priests, but were enshrined as divine spirits after their death in a small shrine beside a mountain lake known as Nawi-no-Kami. The Nawi-no-Kami still watch quietly watch over Gensokyo.

At the same time, the Hinanawi clan ascended to the heavens as a reward for serving Nawi-no-Kami when they were still alive.

However, unlike other celestials, the Hinanawis became celestials only by serving Nawi-no-Kami; that is, not through training. So they didn't have the reputation expected of celestials, and some even called them "bad" celestials.

When the Hinanawis became celestials, their daughter Chiko Hinanawi followed them and became a celestial as well, even though she was a young girl.

Chiko renamed herself Tenshi when she moved to heaven. She was not satisfied with how she was treated there, and often looked down on Gensokyo with jealousy toward the humans and youkai living on the ground.

One day, a sudden urge hit her as she saw the youkai on land enjoying using their power to invoke disaster and cause chaos.

"Geez, I'm tired of this boring celestial life! I can invoke a disaster, too!!"

Then she flew from her house, with the Sword of Hisou, a celestial tool, in hand...


Location: Heaven
Ability: Manipulating the earth

Ability to calm or cause earthquakes. Although effective area is not wide, she can cause an earthquake in a remote area as long as it's inside Gensokyo. This ability also allows her to cause disasters such as subsidence or mudslide.

Also, only the Hinanawi clan is allowed to put or remove Keystones in Gensokyo.

It is said that upon removal of the Keystones, all the ground in Gensokyo will tremble.


Sword of Hisou's ability: Identifying one's spirit

The Sword of Hisou is a celestial-only item that allows the wielder to exploit the opponent's weakness, no matter what. First, the sword converts the opponent's spirit to scarlet mist, then to the form that everyone can see. As the opponent's nature has surfaced, the sword can change itself to the most effective attributes.

Spirit surfaced by the sword takes the form of weather. Spirits slashed by the sword become scarlet mist, then the mist changes the weather.

Tenshi thinks that with her Keystone and Sword of Hisou, she can control all heaven, earth, and people.


Personality: Had a sheltered upbringing. Selfish. Top of the world.

She is very earthly for a celestial, and lacks charisma. That's not surprising, however, because she became a celestial only because the entire Hinanawi family became celestials when the Nawi became divine spirits. Therefore, she lacks awareness of what it means to be a celestial.

An overly privileged environment obviously had a negative effect on her playful nature. She doesn't consider what her actions mean to other people.

She has absolute confidence in her abilities, and gets mad if someone insults them.

Tenshi Hinanawi AoCF 緋想的で浮世離れした天人

比那名居天子

「私に相応しい
 良いパートナーに出会えて嬉しいよ」

常識外れの不良天人

久方ぶりに降り立った幻想郷は空前の完全憑依ブーム
高貴な自らに相応しい相方を見つけた彼女に地上の敵はない

状況に合わせ姿を変える緋想の剣での万能戦闘
意のままに動く要石によるオールレンジ攻撃
そして大気圏を支配するオカルト「HAARP」が嵐を呼ぶ!

Celestial of Scarlet Thought, Secluded from this Transient World

Tenshi Hinanawi

"I'm glad that I got to meet
a great partner who suits me so well!"

A delinquent Celestial who defies common sense.

Upon descending to Gensokyo for the first time in a while, she discovered an unprecedented Perfect Possession fad!
Having found a partner suitable for her noble status, nobody on the Earth's surface can stand a chance against her.

An all-purpose fighter armed with her Sword of Scarlet Thought, which changes its shape to match the situation,
and all-range attacks using keystones that she can control at will.
And to top it off, her atmosphere-controlling Urban Legend "H.A.A.R.P." calls forth massive storms!

Official Sources

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See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Symposium of Post-mysticism: Bonus interview
  2. Scarlet Weather Rhapsody - Tenshi's Scenario
  3. Scarlet Weather Rhapsody - Yukari's Scenario
  4. "非想非非想天" (Hisou-hihisou-ten, Naivasaṃjñānāsaṃjñāyatana, नैवसंज्ञानासंज्ञायतन) is the highest plane of the Buddhist heaven. It's shortened to "非想天" (Hisouten), and also known as "有頂天" (Uchouten or Bhavaagra, भवाग्र).