Yuuma Toutetsu

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Yuuma Toutetsu
Yuma Toutetsu
Yuuma Toutetsu
Yuuma Toutetsu in Touhou Gouyoku Ibun
Undefeated Matriarch of the Gouyoku Alliance
More Character Titles
Species

Taotie

Abilities

Absorbing anything

Occupation

Chairwoman of the Gouyoku Alliance

Music Themes
  • 強欲な獣のメメント (Touhou Gouyoku Ibun)
  • 有機体全てのメメント ~ Memory of Fossil Energy. (Touhou Gouyoku Ibun)
Appearances
Official Games
Print Works
"Seriously? This is what petroleum is?"
"Yep, absolutely. In the Outside World, they even use tons of the stuff while knowing full well what it is! Petroleum has always been produced from organic beings. This liquid has always been made from the fear, pleasure, grief, loathing, and resentment of living creatures! Now get out of here, you pair of eternal poors!"
Joon Yorigami and Yuuma Toutetsu (Touhou Gouyoku Ibun Joon and Shion's Scenario)

Yuuma Toutetsu (饕餮 尤魔 Toutetsu Yuuma) is the leader of the Gouyoku Alliance under which the eagle spirits serve. She is briefly mentioned by Saki Kurokoma in the Extra stage of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature before making a proper appearance as the main antagonist and final boss of Touhou Gouyoku Ibun.

General Information

Personality

She is clever, calculating, and avoids pointless conflict by nature. However, it seems she doesn't think twice before attacking someone if she thinks her business is in danger, as she attacks multiple heroines in Touhou Gouyoku Ibun thinking they were there to steal her oil. She exhausts all the other organizations within the Animal Realm because they feel her methods to be dishonest and cowardly, but her underlings adore that sort of thing from their "way-too-reliable boss with nearly-invincible power." And as per her ability, the things she eats can influence her personality, so it may vary from time to time. [1]

Abilities

Capable of absorbing anything

She's able to swallow whole and devour absolutely anything, whether its body is physical, spiritual, organic or inorganic. On top of that, by swallowing something, she's able to comprehend it and turn it into her own power. The things she eats are also said to influence her personality. [1]

Character Design

Origin

Yuuma is a taotie, a creature in Chinese mythology known for their extreme gluttony. Taotie are also referred to as one of the "Four Evil Creatures of the World" in Chinese mythology, and the taotie in particular may serve as a reference to the mythological figure Chi You, one of the three legendary founding fathers of China. In China today, Chi You is worshipped as the god of war.

Name

Her full name is Yuuma Toutetsu (饕餮 尤魔).

Her given name, Yuuma (尤魔), is written with characters meaning "outstanding" and "devil". The character yuu () is likely derived from Chiyou (蚩尤 Shiyuu), an ancient Chinese tribal leader theorized to be the basis of Taotie symbolism.

Her surname, Toutetsu (饕餮), is the Japanese name of a Chinese creature called the Taotie. This follows the pattern established by Yachie Kicchou and Saki Kurokoma, who are also named after the creatures they are based on.

Design

Yuuma has white hair and red sheep horns with blue ribbons tied around them. She has red eyes with horizontal pupils and pointy ears decorated with silver earrings. Her teeth appear to be notably sharp.

She wears a teal dress with red half-attached arm sleeves. The skirt is decorated with a meander pattern, alongside a couple of eye patterns. She carries around a large spork.

Story

Yuuma's sprite in GI
Touhou Gouyoku Ibun

The final boss of the game. Most of the other characters were unable to beat her, either due to Yuuma absorbing their attacks or being talked out of actually dealing with her, but Okina manipulated Flandre Scarlet into fighting her and she used her ability to destroy anything to beat her, as Flandre's ability couldn't be absorbed nor could Yuuma talk her out of fighting her due to Flandre's childish nature. As a result, Flandre is the only character who can progress to Yuuma's final phase.

Relationships

Yachie Kicchou

Given they are leaders of opposing factions in the Animal Realm, they are antagonistic of each other. However, considering that both of their factions teamed up during the events of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, their relationship might not be as terrible as it seemed.

Saki Kurokoma

Similarly to Yachie, Yuuma and Saki are the leaders of opposing factions in the Animal Realm, so they are enemies.

Gallery

Covers

Artwork

Spell Cards

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 7
採取「世界の在り方を変える黒い水」 Extraction "Black Water that Changes the Ways of the World" SFW Story
蒸留「強引で未熟な蒸留装置」 Distillation "Forcible & Immature Distillation Device" SFW Story
剛欲「この世に存在してはならない暴食」 Avarice "Gluttony Not Meant to Exist in This World" SFW Story
採血「ガイアの血液」 Blood-Drawing "Blood of Gaea" SFW Story
精錬「呪われた血液の追憶」 Refinement "Recollection of Cursed Blood" SFW Story
「剛欲な獣神トウテツの夕餉」 "Dinner of Toutetsu, the Avaricious Beast God" SFW Story
「お腹を空かせたグリードモンスター」 "Greed Monster Whose Stomach is Void" SFW Story

Additional Information

  • Yuuma is unique among Touhou characters in that she was mentioned by name before the game she physically debuted in: "Toutetsu" was briefly mentioned during the Extra scenario of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature.

Fandom

Official Profiles

Touhou Gouyoku Ibun - キャラ設定.txt
 ○無敗の剛欲同盟長

  饕餮 尤魔(とうてつ ゆうま)
  Toutetsu Yuma

  種族:饕餮
  能力:何でも吸収する程度の能力

  子羊の姿の神獣。
  貪欲で大食漢で、実体霊体、有機体無機体問わず、何でも丸呑みし食べてしまう。
  さらに呑み込んでしまう事で、その物を理解し、自分の力にしてしまう。
  呑み込んだ物は、性格にも影響を与えるらしい。

  畜生界の組織、剛欲同盟(ごうよくどうめい)の同盟長である。
  剛欲同盟は徒党を組んで目立つような事をせず、大局的に物を見て、
  機が熟したときに、楽して全てを奪おうと企む組織である。モットーは『漁夫の利』。

  彼女は不試実で卑性な手段が大好きだと、他の組織には倦厭されているが、
  部下には「無敵に等しい能力を持っていて、頼りになりすぎるボス」と慕われている。
  本人は、部下を持つことには執着せず、何でも自分で行動したがるようだ。
  そんなボスに感化されてか、剛欲同盟は各々自分達で勝手に行動する者が多い。

  彼女はああ見えて賢く、そして冷静で、無駄な争いは避ける性質を持っている。
  敵が、脅しても上手くいかない相手だと判断した場合、抱き込む事を検討する。
  それも上手くいかないと判断したら、表面的でも協力関係を結ぶことを試みる。
  それも難しいと判断した場合、早々と撤退を選択する。
  弱肉強食、暴力こそ正義の畜生界の中では異質の組織である。

  全面戦争といった選択肢を取るのは、剛欲同盟的には、本当の最後の手段なのだ。


  今回は動物霊のドタバタ騒ぎの隙をついて、旧血の池地獄に目を付け、
  畜生界のみならず地上の欲を全て手に入れようと企んでいたが、
  その企みは地上の秘神の手によって人間にばらされ、
  そして対饕餮に仕上げられた刺客の手によって、一度破壊されてしまう。

  再生後、彼女は石油の独占を諦め、秘神と協力関係を結ぶのだった。

Undefeated Matriarch of the Gouyoku Alliance
Yuuma Toutetsu

Species: Taotie
Ability: Capable of absorbing anything

A divine beast with the form of a lamb.
Both greedy and a massive eater, she's able to swallow whole and devour absolutely anything, whether its body is physical, spiritual, organic or inorganic. On top of that, by swallowing something, she's able to comprehend it and turn it into her own power.
The things she eats are also said to influence her personality.

She's the chairwoman of the Gouyoku Alliance, an organization in the Animal Realm.
Rather than banding together to do anything eye-catching, the Gouyoku Alliance sits back to take a broad view of events, and plots to steal everything without lifting a finger when the time is ripe. Their motto is "when a snipe and clam argue, the fisherman catches both."

The other organizations are exhausted by her, saying that she loves dishonest and cowardly methods, but her underlings adore her as "a way-too-reliable boss with nearly-invincible power." She herself isn't particularly attached to the idea of having underlings, and seems to prefer doing everything on her own. Perhaps inspired by their boss's attitude, many members of the Gouyoku Alliance tend to act separately and of their own accord.

Despite appearances, she's actually clever, calculating, and avoids pointless conflict by nature. Upon determining that an enemy isn't one to bow in the face of threats, the Alliance studies whether they can be recruited. If they determine that recruitment will also go over poorly, they attempt to forge a mutually beneficial relationship, if only in appearances. If even that seems to be difficult, they choose to retreat quickly.
From the perspective of the Animal Realm-- a survival-of-the-fittest world where might makes absolute right-- they're a particularly abnormal organization.

For the Gouyoku Alliance, choosing all-out war is truly the absolute last resort.


This time around, she took advantage of the commotion involving the beast spirits to set her sights on the Former Hell of Blood Pools, where she planned to obtain every drop of desire from both the Animal Realm and the surface world.
However, her plan was leaked to the humans up above by the hidden god living on the surface, and she was obliterated by an assassin trained in anti-Taotie combat.

After regenerating, she gave up on monopolizing the petroleum deposit, and forged a mutually-beneficial relationship with the hidden god.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Touhou Gouyoku Ibun - Yuuma's Profile