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How do Touhou characters get their powers? For some it's clear that they were obtained through study (Marisa being able to use magic), while others are traits inherent to a type of creature (Shinmyoumaru being able to use the Miracle Mallet as an inchling) and others simply aren't supernatural in nature (Eirin being a "natural genius"). But what about something like Sakuya's time manipulation, or Remilia's fate manipulation? How, when, and why do these special abilities manifest?

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>> No.16754003

>>16753737
I ask myself the same question.

>> No.16754673

>>16753737
EoSD is non-canon

>> No.16757838

Some just awaken to them, like Kosuzu did her ability, just don't think too hard about it.

>> No.16757908

It's a mystery, Maribel, Renko and other similar humans are similar to X-men mutants in a sense

>> No.16758037

>>16754673
Fuck off Clarste.

>> No.16758108

They just have them because ZUN thinks it's cool.

Remilia and her fate power is probably the most random combination. Doesn't even matter since she never even uses it in any way and is more defined in all her appearences by just having standard vampire stuff as skills, like being strong and fast.

>> No.16758501

Stand Arrow

>> No.16758512

>>16758108
Oh and super regeneration like Alucard

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>>16753737

>> No.16759559

>>16757908
Maribel at least said her ability comes from her lineage since ancient times, Renko on the other hand has no explanation for her ability other than her relation to Sumireko (who's ESP I guess would be something spontaneous since).

EIther way, the answer would probably be something about defying common sense which is a rather important point about Touhou.

>> No.16759831

>>16758108
Remilia and fate isn't random, Dio from jojo talks about destiny all the time so ZUN though it would be cool to give it to her.

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>>16759831
Seiga's stand, Blue Hawaii

>> No.16759885

The same way they born without any male in Gensokyo

>> No.16760269

>>16759885
We all know that boys don't play danmaku.
The youkai boys become girls to play it, that's why we don't see any male youkai.

>> No.16760896 [DELETED] 

>>16759831
IS THAT A MOTHERFUCKING JOJO REFERENMCEE??? XDDDD

>> No.16760937

>>16758108
>>16753737
I think it's questionable if Remi really even has that power.

It's only ever really been talked about twice in the whole series and both times it's just implied Remi is completely full of shit.

Flan just straight up says that Remi doesn't have such an ability and she's a massive chuu2 who likes to pose.

Akyuu on the other suggests that Fate manipulation is just simply just a weaker form of Hina's bad luck curse that just makes it seem like Remi has good luck in comparison.

>> No.16761190

>>16760937
I'd say her power is more about seeing the future, since she predicted that the meteor will fall and told Flan to destroy it.
But then again her power is written by ZUN himself in official sources so It has to be Destiny manipulation.

>> No.16761261 [DELETED] 

>>16760896
Where in the hell did that come from?
Jojo is actually relevant to the discussion.

>> No.16762524

>>16761190
>since she predicted that the meteor will fall
it's implied she made it fall in the first place

>But then again her power is written by ZUN himself in official sources
Abilities are self-declared, the profile note isn't evidence in and of itself

>> No.16764662

>>16762524
>it's implied she made it fall in the first place
That's a proof that her destiny powers actually work, since I've never heard of a vampire that can make meteors fall.
>Abilities are self-declared, the profile note isn't evidence in and of itself
Nah, they are written by ZUN along with their stories and backgrounds.

>> No.16764777

>>16764662
>That's a proof that her destiny powers actually work, since I've never heard of a vampire that can make meteors fall.
literally wat
>Nah, they are written by ZUN along with their stories and backgrounds.
bro do you even read, of course they're written by ZUN, that isn't the point

>> No.16766828

>>16753737

Sakuya has a magic watch, Remilia is lying and can't actually manipulate fate, she just states she can because everyone needs a special ability.

>> No.16767251

Rinnosuke ability is impregnating 2hus

>> No.16767304

>>16766828
But Akyuu said that humans did have the power to manipulate time.

>> No.16767316

Why did everyone get banned from IRC?

>> No.16770873

>>16758037
Why Clarste?

>> No.16774532

ZUN is the most important deity in Gensokyo,he gives power to those that deserve his blessing.

>> No.16774583

>>16758037
>>16770873
Clarste doesn't think EoSD isn't canon, that's ridiculous. Somebody just asked him what he might take out of the series if he could, and he chose EoSD's setting, because (in brief) it doesn't really fit with everything else ZUN has written since.

>> No.16774631

>>16766828
>Sakuya has a magic watch
She has never been shown to even use it, it's just in fanon works she uses it to stop time. Don't confuse fanon with canon

>Remilia is lying and can't actually manipulate fate, she just states she can because everyone needs a special ability.
Because Flandre words are to be trusted more than everything else?

>> No.16776462

>>16774583
>Somebody just asked him what he might take out of the series if he could, and he chose EoSD's setting, because (in brief) it doesn't really fit with everything else ZUN has written since.
Didn't ZUN himself say that in retrospect he should have started the Windows series with PCB, and saved EoSD for later?

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>>16753737
Apparently Sakuya just moves very fast.

>> No.16776725

>>16776624
The joke is that moving really fast and stopping time is the same thing. She's just bullshitting Reimu so she leaves.

>> No.16777129

>>16776725
>moving really fast and stopping time is the same thing

Reimu thought that Sakuya was going around kidnapping people and placing them in some kind of temporal stasis.

Sakuya's saying that's impossible because she can speed herself up, but she can't slow others down.

>> No.16777277

>>16776624
We see Sakuya use her power for a lot more than just stopping time, though: Making bamboo flowers bloom instantly, summoning clones of herself from the future, making the SDM bigger on the inside than it is on the outside, etc. She definitely has a powerful, general control over spacetime itself.

>> No.16777418

>>16777129
Yeah, but that's besides what I said.

>> No.16784083

ZUN gets his power through beer

>> No.16785355 [DELETED] 

>>16760896
>game has a girl throwing knives while stopping time
>complains about jojo reference
I can only imagine you sperging in front of your screen everytime Sakuya uses a spellcard.
>XDDDD NICE REFERENCE ZUN GG WP
Break your neck.

>> No.16797360

I'm saving your thread from page 10 because it's the only one that mentions Eirin in the catalog and I like Eirin I would like it if she had a nice thread please I think she deserves it I think she is really cool.

>> No.16797412

>>16797360
Eientei is shit

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>>16767251
Let's not get silly now.

>> No.16797431

>>16759885
>>16760269
Unzan is a beautiful woman!

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