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Remilia Scarlet


レミリア・スカーレット (♫)
Remilia Scarlet




Manipulation of fate


approximately 500 years old


Mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion


Scarlet Devil Mansion


  • Red eyes, short light-blue hair, pair of black bat-like wings on back. Wears a light red mop hat and dress, with bright red trimming. Noticeably short.
  • (Touhou 7.5 and 10.5, alternate outfit) Dress is red instead of pink and her hair is also blonde. This color scheme seems vaguely familiar...
  • (Touhou 6, 7.5 and 10.5) Same as above, but she wears a necklace featuring something like Caduceus.




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Remilia is the owner and head of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, the mistress of Sakuya and Meiling, and the older sister (and guardian) of Flandre. Though her appearance (and often behavior) is childlike and seems nonthreatening, she has fearsome magical powers and a reputation to match, being known throughout Gensokyo as the dangerous "Scarlet Devil." Like all vampires she is photosensitive and weakens when exposed to sunlight, so she typically remains inside her mansion (which has few windows to prevent light getting in) during the day and emerges during the night. While she is naturally known to drink human blood, her light appetite means her victims almost never die from their wounds.

In Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Remilia decided to release a mist over Gensokyo to blot out the sun and let her move freely during the day; after her scheme was discovered and halted, she was forced to use a parasol to shade herself when she wanted to move around during daylight hours (as mentioned in Immaterial and Missing Power). In Imperishable Night she headed out to punish the ones who took the full moon from the night sky since the fighting would be at night. In Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, she settles her "own" investigation by ordering Sakuya to drag the suspects to her, in order to find the culprit, figuring later that the culprit is above the mountains, where she is very prone to the light.

While her behavior is usually self-centered and somewhat bratty, it is possible to befriend her; however, humans and youkai alike prefer to avoid her. Her name, appearance, house, and clothing all indicate she is European in origin and emigrated to Japan many years ago. She claims to be a descendant of the world's most notorious vampire, Count Vlad Tepes Dracula, but this is a bold-faced lie.

Fun Facts

  • Because of the prelude theme to the final boss stage of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, titled "The Young Descendant of Tepes", she has been sometimes linked to Count Dracula's lineage. This is because Dracula's full name is Vlad Tepes Dracula. However, ZUN denied that she is related to the Dracula family, although in character, Remilia herself asserts that she is a descendant of Tepes.
  • The name of her theme song, Septette for the Dead Princess, is based on Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess) by Maurice Ravel.
  • Like most vampires, Remilia has the power of shapeshifting at her disposal and can change into a bat. However, unlike most vampires, her wings remain visible even when she is in human form, making it impossible to pass herself off completely as a human.
  • Remilia is not only Sakuya's master but the one who gave Sakuya her name (according to Perfect Memento). Considering Sakuya's murky past and the unlikelihood of a human becoming a vampire's servant, the leading theory is that Sakuya was once a vampire hunter, and Remilia earned Sakuya's servitude by besting her in combat.
  • According to Gensokyo's timeline, Remilia was born in the year 1503, making her, as well as her sister, two of very few characters whose birth dates are actually known.
  • One of Remilia's weapons is the Gungnir, a spear that is described as having the ability to always hit its mark. Like Flandre's signature weapon, Remilia's Gungnir holds a strong magic, but at a lesser level than Flandre's Lævateinn.
  • It is quite coincidental that Remilia's appearance was in the 6th Touhou game. She is the Stage 6 boss, and the player will fight through 6 spell cards on that stage on any playable difficulty (Remilia has 5 spell cards total and Sakuya has 1 on that stage). When these numbers are all put together, it reads "666", best known as the "number of the beast".
  • Some fan works have postulated that Remilia uses her power to manipulate fate unconsciously. Otherwise, it would be far too great a power. For instance, if she was able to control a person's fate actively, she could have made it Reimu's fate to lose to her. However, ZUN has hinted otherwise in Sakuya's Perfect Memento in Strict Sense article, where Akyu has speculated that Remilia may have manipulated Sakuya's fate in such a way that she could have a more friendly relationship with other human beings. Should that prove to be true, it would mean that Remilia can indeed intentionally, or at least consciously, manipulate fate.
  • In Touhou Hisoutensoku, if the player places a parasol system card in Remilia's deck, they'll be able to fight with her in stages outside.

Official Profiles

Embodiment of Scarlet Devil - おまけ.txt

Remilia Scarlet







Eternally Young Scarlet Moon
Remilia Scarlet

Ability: Manipulation of Fate

The final boss. She's been the mistress for about 500 years.

She doesn't clarify this herself during the game, but she is a vampire. She blanketed Gensokyo with a magic mist in order to prevent sunlight from reaching her. Although she has been alive for 500 years, her personality is that of a selfish child.

She is respected by most youkai, but her charisma doesn't stem from her personality; rather, it comes from the fear that they have for her kind. She has one younger sister; nothing else is known about her family.

She is a light eater. In other words, she can drink only a little blood at a time and must leave the rest behind, so the humans off of whom she feeds become a bit anemic, but usually stay alive. Due to that fact, she is never able to increase the number of her kind.
She often spills more blood than she consumes. The spilt blood dyes her dress a deep scarlet, which is what gives rise to her title, the "Scarlet Devil".

She swears that she is a descendant of Tepes, but nobody is certain whether she is truly related to the Vlad "Dracula" Tepes.
Well, let it be known that she is not.

Immaterial and Missing Power - 上海アリス通信.txt







The Eternally Red New Moon
Remilia Scarlet

Species: Vampire
Location: Scarlet Devil Mansion
Abilities: Manipulation of fate

Master of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. She looks young, but she's actually a vampire who's over 500 years old.
Weak against sunlight, she has to take a parasol if she wants to go out in the daytime.

Her personality is somewhat childish, and she's got maids who are basically at her beck and call,
so she can be as egotistical as she wants. She's immensely powerful, so she can really kick up a fuss.

Faster than the eye can follow, strong enough to crush boulders, powerful enough to
manipulate demons, she's so strong it's almost not fair, so she doesn't care much for subtle technique.
She may be weak against sunlight, but she has a pretty strong constitution, so as long as some bit of her
still remains, say, a little bat, she can regenerate any time. She's dreadful to have as an enemy, but
she's not exactly the sort of person you'd want as a friend, either.

Imperishable Night - Manual


 ○紅い悪魔 レミリア・スカーレット



The Scarlet Devil, Remilia Scarlet

A vampire who resides in the Scarlet Devil Mansion. She can manipulate fate. She has apparently lived for over 500 years. Considering how long she has lived, she acts rather childishly.

Creatures of her kind forfeit their growth and maturity in exchange for eternal life. In other words, she can live forever because she never grows up.

It goes without saying that she is weak against sunlight, can't cross flowing water, hates garlic, and despises sardine heads. Crosses have no effect on her. It puzzles her to hear that her kind are supposed to be weak against such a thing.

She uses bats and arrows as her weapons. She can spawn an unlimited number of bats from herself.

  • She teams up with Sakuya this time.
  • Normal speed only applies when she's used as a solo character.
  • Her familiar remains in place once set, and continues to attack from that position.
  • Used properly, it's quite effective against both bosses and their weakling subordinates.
  • Good for those who believe that memorization is the basis of shooting games.

Imperishable Night - キャラ設定.txt


  Remilia Scarlet




Scarlet Devil
Remilia Scarlet

Species: Vampire
Abilities: Can control the fate of things.

In the middle of a lake in Gensokyo, there is a scarlet mansion.
She is the mistress of that mansion.

She is very childish even though she has been alive for more than 500 years. Devils, including vampires, are hated with a passion by both humans and youkai, because their kind tend to be self-centered and selfish. Remilia indeed is no exception. Type-B blood tastes the most delicious to her.

Scarlet Weather Rhapsody - chara.html

Remilia Scarlet







Eternally Young Scarlet Moon
Remilia Scarlet

Race: Vampire

Occupation: Mistress

Place of residence: Scarlet Devil Manor

Ability: The power to control fate

Personality: Haughty and terrible. Still, she's just a kid who hasn't grown up.

Book Synopsis

Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red

Main article: Article and Interview: Remilia

In the article, written half a month after the Scarlet Mist Incident, Aya describes the mist, as seen from the skies above Gensokyo. Curiously, variations in the density of the mist formed the shape of a pair of angelic wings. In addition, a rainbow composed entirely of red was formed by the light refracting through the mist. Although she recognizes the inconvenience posed to humans, Aya emphasizes its beauty and encourages everyone who can to observe the mist from the skies.

In the interview, Aya asks Remilia about the phenomena she observed from the air. Although Remilia is as bewildered as Aya herself, Patchouli Knowledge drops in during the interview and explains that the rainbow is similar to an ordinary rainbow, but the peculiar composition of Remilia's mist renders it scarlet. After puzzling over the wings, she concludes that the pattern was simply the shape of Remilia's hands as she released the mist.

Perfect Memento in Strict Sense

PMiSS remilia
Main article: Perfect Memento: Remilia Scarlet
  • Current master of the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
  • Remilia was called the Scarlet Devil before coming to Gensokyo because she usually spilled her victim's blood on her white clothes.
  • Anyone making a reference to vampires in Gensokyo is always talking about the Scarlet family.
  • Despite being over 500 years old, Remilia looks like a child and often behaves like one.
  • Her wingspan is wider than she is tall.
  • She has a large ego, short temper, and well known for being selfish. However, she can be polite.
  • Remilia is the mastermind behind the Red Mist Disaster, which lasted for a few days until Reimu punished her.
  • Remilia may be known to invite humans to parties held on the mansion grounds.
  • She may also play in the Human Village out of pure whimsy and curiosity.
  • She is convinced no one is superior to her and is friendly to no one.
  • Remilia's power to change fate could result in a human being turned into half-human-half-youkai.
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