Most of the characters in Unification of the Artful Rain are original and non-existent in the Touhou Project. The following three are, however, officially part of the Touhou Project and are playable characters in Unification of the Artful Rain, each with two different shot types. All other characters, barring the stage 1 midboss, are original.
The Rain-Dancing Shrine Maiden
Ability: Capable of flying
The now-familiar shrine maiden of the Hakurei Shrine.
Gensokyo's finest incident resolver, whether she likes it or not.
The rainy season was no singularity in Gensokyo. This time was no different.
What's more, the four seasons incident could alternatively bring a few after-effects to it.
She was too tired to jump to conclusions and let it pass.
When she had received echoes from the Human Village that informed her people were losing energy while staying
under the rain, she quickly reacted to see Okina Matara, the culprit behind the previous incident,
in need for explanation. The goddess claimed it wasn't her doing.
This situation, being familiar enough to her, showed signs of a brand new incident.
The Radiant Weather Magician
Ability: Capable of using magic
An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She has a mania for collecting things.
"Gensokyo's finest incident resolver", that's what she claims herself.
The magician quickly noticed a loss of power after staying under the rain for too long.
On the other hand, it seemed like her mini-Hakkero was developing some kind of different energy.
Since it didn't possess life energy on its own, its firepower didn't decrease.
However, with the droplets resting on it, the bursts of energy it was releasing were devastating.
To Marisa, this was an irresistible invitation to try this new power out.
She was still curious to know what all of this stolen life energy was going.
It must have been drifting away to some place, definitely.
Looks like it was time to gather some new resources to try for her mini-Hakkero.
The Underworld Guide of the Deluge
Ability: Capable of manipulating distance
A lazy god of death from the Sanzu River.
Her job is to carry the spirits of the deceased to the other side of the river,
so that these souls can be judged by the Yama, her boss.
Lately, these souls have been disappearing mid-ferriage.
This phenomenon has occured before, but only for sinners whose travel would last for days.
This time around, even souls free of sin would disappear, preventing their peaceful reincarnation.
She goes to investigate in order to resolve this incident as quickly as possible.
If the damage gets too big, she might be in for a huge lecture by the Yama...
Passing-by Fairy of Nature
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Daiyousei (大妖精 Daiyousei) is the stage 1 midboss. Keep in mind that while she is an official Touhou Project character, only information relating to her role in this fangame will be noted here.
While her name hasn't really been officialized, she kept Daiyousei (大妖精, lit. "Big Fairy" or "Greater Fairy") as her name to be easily identified.
Daiyousei remains faithful to her original design. She has green hair arranged in a side pigtail. She's wearing a blue dress and her wings are golden. This time around, she's also wearing high white stockings and black shoes.
As for the flower bouquet she's usually holding, it now serves as a decoration for her pigtail.
She's also holding a rain lily in her hand, that she carefreely picked up while playing around.
As she was playing around in a flower field, she decided to make a bouquet. But didn't she know that picking up a rare zephyranthes could get her followed by Suzume.
Daiyousei panicked an ran away from the bee, encountering the protagonist during her escape.
Unification of the Artful Rain - Daiyousei's Profile
A simple fairy who was just passing-by.
She was just picking some flowers to make a bouquet.
Unaware of the rarity of some of the flowers in the field she was visiting, she picked them up anyway.
As a result, she was being chased by a bee and had no idea why.
This bee clearly showed attention towards a particular flower this fairy was carrying.
Of course, lacking common sense, she ran away with the flowers in hand.
The Flower-Hunting Bee of Light
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Recognising any flower by scent, touch or sight
ゼフィランサスの検索 〜 Searching Youkai
Suzume (スズメ) is the stage 1 boss.
Her name Suzume (スズメ) can signify "Sparrow" (雀, hiragana: すずめ), if we read it as a kanji. While she's not bird related, it was a name she was given by her Queen because of her timid behavior with humans.
She can be very forgetful sometimes, so her name could also reference her as a birdbrain.
Her character title The Flower-Hunting Bee of Light is a reference to her previous concept name Suzume Lightbee.
Suzume is a bee, which can be shown in her yellow and dark brown color palette. She has long brown hair in a ponytail and yellow eyes. Her dress is yellow with dark stripes and forms an open spiral towards the bottom.
Her sting is also hanging at the tip of her hair.
Suzume is a honeybee who lives in a hive near the Forest of Magic. The bees' society is very organized and everyone there has a purpose. Suzume is charged to bring back pollen extracted from rare flowers. However, the frequent downpours recently have made her job much more difficult, narrowing her time limits to find these rare flowers.
This time, it was a rain lily that needed to be pollinated. Right before she could find it, a fairy took it in front of her and left.
Suzume chased her as fast as she could, but eventually found the protagonist instead.
Unification of the Artful Rain - Suzume's Profile
|Species: Fairy (Honeybee)|
Ability: Capable of recognizing any flower by scent, touch or sight
One of the brave honeybees who were gathering pollen despite the heavy rainfalls.
"Brave" is an exaggerated word, however. It was her Queen's order.
This bee is also scared very easily by things bigger than her. This includes humans.
Other soldiers in her squandron keeps telling her not to mind them until direct conflict,
but she just can't help but to yell every time she sees one.
Under this kind of pressure, she usually decides to rush in and hope for the best.
Really, she should reconsider her job at the hive.
Natural Twin Opposition
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Mirerym (ミレリム) is the stage 2 midboss and boss.
Mirerym is spelled in a way to ressemble a palindrome and so can be read in both ways. Her name also written to ressemble the word mirror split in two by an actual mirror, referencing her role as a gateway to the Mirror World.
Mirerym has long purple hair and twintails, as well as purple eyes and a red ribbon. She is wearing a light lavender vest, a dark red dress underneath it and brown boots.
Mirerym is a teenager who is able to control electromagnetics as psychic powers. She wishes to grow stronger to challenge youkai and protect the Human Village, and so she trains in the Great Youkai Forest to avoid any collateral damage in the village. While she was practicing, a gate to another dimension opened in front of her eyes. Unable to control it, she decided to leave it here, until she heard the protagonist enter the forest.
In order to protect them, she decided to lure them to the other side of the forest for their safety.
Unification of the Artful Rain - Mirerym's Profile
Ability: Capable of manipulating magnetism
A human naturally talented with ESP powers and for being a show-off.
"Mirerym" is a nickname she gave herself. She's hiding her real name for some reason.
She is greatly aware of this power and comes to the Great Youkai Forest to train.
After training for so long, however, the secrets of her powers unveiled before her eyes:
The fact that she could move objects wasn't because of telekinesis, but because of magnetism.
This discovery made her even more over-confident than she already was, leading to very
weird speeches about how she's ascended or something.
If she wasn't stopped in time, she would have fought a youkai head-on and
would have inevitably experienced a humiliating defeat.
The Sunlight that Pierces the Clouds and the Ground
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Calling upon drought and heat
天国の戦場の旱魃 〜 Weather Drive
Kousen Hoshikusa (乾草 光線 Hoshikusa Kousen) is the stage 3 midboss and boss, inspired by the Chinese Goddess Hanba.
Her name Kousen (光線) means light ray, linked to her affiliation to the sun, as well as the Sun Goddess Amaterasu. Her surname, Hoshikusa (乾草), means dried grass, due to her ability as a hiderigami to bring drought.
Kousen has blonde hair all gathered on one side of her head, covering one of her green eyes. She wears a black and grey jacket with golden dots, extending with many patterned layers on one side. She is also wearing a black dress, black stockings on a single leg and black boots.
She has a black phoenix crown and a long green floating cloth wrapped around her wrist.
Kousen Hoshikusa was a member of the Yellow Emperor's army before she was cast away into the Mirror World. Her status as a goddess was disappearing and so she became part of the Fauna of Mirrors. However, she was still attached to her old divine status and started use mirrors around Gensokyo as a tool to attract faith inside the Mirror World. And so, the faith given to Amaterasu was shared to Kousen, allowing her to maintain some of her godly powers.
She was the first one to notice a foreign presence inside the Mirror World and decided to investigate, meeting with the protagonist.
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Unification of the Artful Rain - Kousen Hoshikusa's Profile
Ability: Capable of calling upon drought and heat
A Hiderigami calling herself a goddess thanks to the faith she's gathering.
She is one of the Fauna of Mirrors, which are the inhabitants of the Mirror world.
In ancient times, she used to fight wars with a rain user under the command of the Yellow Emperor.
Now, she wanders in search of a way to go outside the Mirror world,
causing heat waves wherever she goes.
The Mirror world works like a parallel version of Gensokyo which can only be seen through
special mirrors. Although the youkai in this world used to be feared by the humans of Gensokyo,
they started to disappear when humans realized these monsters couldn't pass through.
Thanks to her powers being similar to the goddess Amaterasu, some of the faith going towards
that goddess was shared to Kousen, allowing her to survive not on the fear of humans,
but on their admiration.
As a result, she tried to gather more faith in order to attain godhood. And to attain this goal,
she needs to enter the actual Gensokyo to make a demonstration of her powers and be worshipped.
She also thinks wearing fancy clothing will attract more faith, so she carefully follows fashion trends.