Yachie Kicchou

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Yachie Kicchou
kiʔtɕoː jatɕie
Yachie Kitcho
Yachie Kitcho
Matriarch of the Kiketsu Family
More Character Titles
Species

Jidiao

Abilities

Making people lose the will to fight back

Occupation

Matriarch of the Kiketsu Family

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games
Print Works

Strange Creators of Outer World (Who's Who of Humans & Youkai in Gensokyo - Everlasting Edition)

"I am the leader of the Kiketsu family. Do you really need any further explanation?"
"Huh? What the...? Now that I think about it, I feel like I never had any questions..."
Yachie Kicchou and Reimu Hakurei (Wily Beast and Weakest Creature Stage 4.)

Yachie Kicchou (吉弔 八千慧 Kicchou Yachie) is the stage 4 boss of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature and the leader of the Kiketsu Family, one of the major organizations of beast spirits that dominate the Animal Realm of hell.

General Information

She first appeared as the midboss and boss of stage 4 of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature and is the leader of the otter spirits. Prior to the events of the game, she sent the beast spirits to the Human Realm to search for a human who could help against the haniwa army made by Keiki Haniyasushin.

Personality

Though polite and amiable on the surface, Yachie is a manipulative and condescending individual underneath. She is willing to use underhanded methods to succeed in her goal, including eliminating potential inconveniences if necessary. [1] She views human and animal spirits as resources and believes that cooperation is impossible in the animal realm and that competition is the way to make progress[2].

Abilities

Making people lose the will to fight back

Her ability's true power is never directly mentioned. But when she confronts the heroines, she used her power to make the heroines unable to resist her orders, which was shown when the heroines agreed to everything she said even though they have no understanding of what was happening. [3]

Character Design

Origin

Yachie is based on the Jidiao (吉弔), a Chinese Legendary creature said to have been seen in Guangzhou and Guangxi. The jidiao has the body of a tortoise with the head and tail of a dragon.

Name

Yachie's full name is Yachie Kicchou (吉弔 八千慧 Kicchou Yachie). The first two characters in her name (八千 Yachi) mean eight thousand, and the third character (慧 e) means wise, which might refer to her manipulative nature.

Her surname "Kicchou" (吉弔) is taken directly from the Japanese pronunciation of "Jidiao". Those characters mean "good luck" and "funeral" respectively.

Design

Yachie is depicted with red eyes and blonde short hair with yellow antler-like horns. She wears a light blue shirt and a turquoise pleated skirt. She has a green scaly shell on her back, the scales extend to her long tail with segmented underside.

Story

Yachie's sprite in WBaWC

Games

Wily Beast and Weakest Creature

Yachie finds the heroines and she tell them that the enemy they are searching for is not in hell, but if they defeat her she will tell them where it is. After being defeated, she tells them that their objective is in the Animal Realm and exactly in the core of it. Furthermore, she tells them that if they defeat the enemy, the invasion will end.

Relationships

Keiki Haniyasushin

Yachie views Keiki as a competition and therefore a worthy opponent for the sake of progress. However, she also sees Keiki as an old enemy to get rid of in the struggle for resources (in this case, human spirits). That said, they are familiar enough to talk amicably with each other whilst in a confrontation [2]

Saki Kurokoma

Saki gets along terribly with Yachie, referring to the dragon turtle as "foul" or "creepy" [4], but respects her strength. Yachie at least seems to respect the Keiga clan wolf spirits.

Yuuma Toutetsu

It is unknown how Yachie thinks about Yuuma. However, considering that the Kiketsu Family and the Gouyoku Family formed an alliance during the events of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, it is believed that their relationship is neutral, if not bad.

Gallery

Covers

Illustrations

Spell Cards

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 5
亀符「亀甲地獄」 Tortoise Sign "Tortoiseshell Hell" WBaWC St. 4: E/N/H/L
鬼符「搦手の畜生」 Oni Sign "Beasts Attacking from the Rear" WBaWC St. 4: E/N
鬼符「搦手の犬畜生」 Oni Sign "Mangy Beasts Attacking from the Rear" WBaWC St. 4: H
鬼符「搦手の鬼畜生」 Oni Sign "Devilish Beasts Attacking from the Rear" WBaWC St. 4: L
龍符「龍紋弾」 Dragon Sign "Dragon Crest Bullets" WBaWC St. 4: E/N/H/L

Additional Information

Fandom

Official Profiles

Yachie Kitcho  ○4面ボス 

  鬼傑組(きけつぐみ)組長

  吉弔 八千慧(きっちょう やちえ)
  Kitcho Yachie

  種族:吉弔
  能力:逆らう気力を失わせる程度の能力

  畜生界、そこは究極の弱肉強食の世界。
  強い者が欲望のままに支配する世界……だった筈が、ちょっとだけずる賢い者が組織を構成するようになり、
  今では数組の巨大組織によって支配される世界になっていた。

  ほぼ全ての動物霊達は、すでに一匹では勝ち目がなく、何処かに組して永遠に奴隷として闘い続けるしか
  生き延びるすべの無い状況になっていた。
  皆が疲弊し続けても、止めることの出来ないのが組織である。

  脚力と牙、強靱な肉体が特徴の動物霊による組織、勁牙組(けいがぐみ)。
  土中、水中、暗闇等からの奇襲を得意とする動物の霊達の組織、鬼傑組(きけつぐみ)。
  空中や圧倒的な大きさで俯瞰視点で戦う動物霊の組織、剛欲同盟(ごうよくどうめい)。
  罠や毒、寄生、擬態、あらゆる卑怯な手段を得意とする動物霊達による正体不明の組織、等など。

  畜生界はこれら巨大畜生組織でシェアを奪い合っていた。

  そんな中に、全ての組織にこき使われている、完全なる奴隷がいた。
  力は弱いが手先が器用な生き物、霊長類──つまり人間の霊である。

  彼ら畜生組織の支配層は、万能奴隷である人間が絶えないように保護施設を作った。
  その保護施設、名前は霊長園である。
  抵抗するすべを持たない人間を、霊長園で鑑賞する時だけは、各組織が争いを忘れた。
  霊長園は、畜生界の平和的な娯楽施設でもあったのである。

  しかし、それが失敗だった。
  単体では非力な人間の霊を、一箇所に集めてしまった事が、破滅的組織を生み出す事とへと繋がってしまう。


  人間の霊は無力な自分を呪い、神に祈った。
  神もそれにこたえ、人間に信仰すべき偶像を与えた。

  信仰の力は革命的であった。
  信仰心を持った人間霊は動物霊を恐れなくなった。
  本来我欲でしか活動できない畜生界で、利他の精神で活動できるようになった事が大きいのだろう。

  しかし本当に力を持ったのは人間霊ではなく、偶像だったのだ。
  人間霊は偶像の向こうにいる神性に帰依しているつもりが、偶像そのものを信仰するようになってしまう。
  その結果、偶像が人間を支配し始めるのは、自然の成り行きだった。
  霊長園は偶像に支配され、人間霊の地位は再び最下層へ落とされた。

  偶像に支配された霊長園は、最凶の暴走組織になってしまったのだ。

  偶像は霊長園を飛び出し、畜生界を支配し始めた。
  肉も霊も欲も持たない偶像達に、畜生達は手も足も出なかったのである。
  このままでは畜生界は偶像に支配されて、廃墟と化すだろう。


  しかし畜生達も黙って支配されるのを待っている訳では無い。
  奇襲を得意とする鬼傑組が、起死回生をかけて打倒偶像作戦を打ち立てた。
  それが『地上の人間を巻き込んで、人間の手で霊長園を壊滅させる』作戦だった。
  動物には宗教を生み出すことが出来ないので、霊長園の偶像崇拝とは別の信仰心を持った人間をぶつけて、
  宗教戦争に持ち込もうという大胆な作戦である。


  畜生界と地上の行き来は簡単ではなかった。
  しかし、畜生界と地獄は隣り合わせで、比較的行き来も簡単である。

  今、地獄も権力争いで混乱していて、地獄経由なら人間界に行くことが容易だった。
  動物霊達は、地獄経由で地上に行き、(あわよくば支配できても良いと思って)地上に攻め入るフリをして
  一芝居を打ったのだ。


  彼女は畜生界に存在する四大組織の一つ、鬼傑組の組長である。
  人間界に動物霊を送り込み、使えそうな人間を探していた。

  誰にでも慇懃な態度をとるが、ほぼ全てを見下している。
  彼女に逆らえる奴はいない。

Stage 4 Boss

Matriarch of the Kiketsu Family

Yachie Kicchou

Species: Jidiao
Ability: Capable of making people lose the will to fight back

The Animal Realm, the ultimate survival-of-the-fittest world.
It's a world where the strong rule as they desire... or at least it was, until a few beasts that were just a little more clever and wily than others began to form organizations.
By now, a select handful of gigantic organizations dominate the world.

Almost all of the animal spirits already have no chance of victory by themselves, and the only way to survive was to team up with one of these organizations and continue fighting as their slaves forever.
Even as everyone continues to fight to exhaustion, an organization can never be stopped.

The Keiga Family is an organization of beast spirits with excellent leg strength, fangs, and strong bodies
The Kiketsu Family is an organization of beast spirits that excel at surprise attacks from the ground, the water, darkness, and so on.
The Gouyoku Alliance is an organization of beast spirits that fight from the air or with overwhelming numbers, from a bird's-eye point of view.
There's also an unidentified organization of beast spirits who excel in cowardly methods of fighting, such as traps, poisons, parasitism, camouflage, and so on.

Within the Animal Realm, each of these enormous beast organizations competed for their share.

Meanwhile, there was one group of spirits that were complete slaves to all of these organizations.
Creatures that were weak in power, but had extremely dexterous hands: homo sapiens. In other words, human spirits.

The beast organizations' ruling classes created a shelter for the humans, so that they could continue to be used as ever-capable slaves without going extinct.
The shelter was called the Primate Spirit Garden.
Only when they looked over the Primate Spirit Garden, filled with humans who had no means of resisting, did each of the organizations forget about their conflict.
The Primate Spirit Garden was a peaceful recreational facility for everyone in the Animal Realm.

But that was also their big mistake.
The human spirits were powerless on their own, but collecting them all in one place soon led to the creation of a catastrophically destructive organization.

The human spirits cursed their powerless selves, and began praying to a god.
That god responded by giving the humans idols to worship.

The power of faith was revolutionary.
With their newfound faith, the human spirits no longer feared the beast spirits at all.
Since acting out of anything but selfishness was previously impossible in the Animal Realm, perhaps their newfound ability to act in the spirit of altruism had a large effect on them.

However, it was actually the idols, not the human spirits, that had the power.
The human spirits intended to devote themselves to the divinity beyond the idols, but they actually came to worship the idols themselves.
As a result, it was only natural that these idols began to dominate the humans.
The idols took control of the Primate Spirit Garden, and the status of the human spirits plummeted to the bottom once again.

In being dominated by idols, the Primate Spirit Garden became the most awful, out-of-control organization of all.

The idols flew forth from the Primate Spirit Garden, and began to take over the Animal World.
The idols had no flesh, soul or desire, and so the beasts were quite literally unable to lay a finger on them.
At this rate, the Animal Realm would surely be ruled by the idols and fall into utter ruin.

But the beasts weren't simply sitting around and waiting to be dominated, either.
The Kiketsu Family, which specialized in sneak attacks, brought things back from the brink by devising a strategy to overthrow the idols.
Namely: "drag in a human from the surface, and destroy the Primate Spirit Garden with a human's own hands".
Since the beasts were incapable of forming religions of their own, they would invoke a religious war by pitting the idols against a human whose faith was different from the Primate Spirit Garden's idolatry. A truly bold strategy.

Getting to the surface world from the Animal Realm wasn't an easy task.
However, the Animal Realm and Hell are right next door to each other, and are relatively easy to navigate between.

Because Hell was currently going through a power struggle of its own, it was easy to travel through it to get to the Human Realm.
The beast spirits went to the surface via Hell, and put on a show of pretending to invade it (though if they actually succeeded in dominating it, that wouldn't have been half bad either).

Yachie is the head of the Kiketsu Family, one of the four major organizations in the Animal Realm.
She sent the beast spirits to the Human Realm in search of a human who could be of use.

She acts courteously towards everyone, but looks down on the vast majority of them.
Nobody can resist her.

References

  1. Wily Beast and Weakest Creature Bad Endings
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wily Beast and Weakest Creature - "And that's why you don't belong here, Keiki. It's not just the humans. The beast spirits, too. We're all resources." (Ending no. 8)
  3. Wily Beast and Weakest Creature - Reimu's Scenario (Wolf)
  4. Wily Beast and Weakest Creature - Reimu's Extra (Wolf)