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*Although Nue is the first character officially drawn with Zettai Ryouiki, Suwako has almost always been drawn this way in fanart.
 
*Although Nue is the first character officially drawn with Zettai Ryouiki, Suwako has almost always been drawn this way in fanart.
 
*The frogs printed on Suwako's dress were taken from [[Wikipedia:Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga|Chōjū-giga]], the picture scrolls drawn in 12th century.
 
*The frogs printed on Suwako's dress were taken from [[Wikipedia:Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga|Chōjū-giga]], the picture scrolls drawn in 12th century.
*Due to the so-called "rivalry" between Suwako and Cirno, many fans and Touhou creators believe Suwako developed an addiction to the fact Cirno is delicious. That would to her music video "Kero 9 Destiny"(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBbigtfCWs&feature=related)
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*Due to the so-called "rivalry" between Suwako and Cirno, many fans and Touhou creators believe Suwako developed an addiction to the fact Cirno is delicious. That would lead to her music video "Kero 9 Destiny"(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBbigtfCWs&feature=related)
   
 
==Official Profiles==
 
==Official Profiles==

Revision as of 23:57, November 6, 2010

Main Profile


Suwako portrait

Name:

洩矢 諏訪子(もりや すわこ)
Suwako Moriya

Species:

Goddess of mountains

Abilities:

The ability to create earth, ability to summon curse gods (Mishaguji)

Age:

Unknown, but one of the oldest gods; she far predates the invasion by the Goddess Kanako and the Yamato in the Great Suwa War, approximately 2300 years ago.

Occupation:

Moriya Shrine's former goddess

Location:

Moriya Shrine

Description:

  • (Touhou 10-12.3) Wears a short simple purplish-blue dress with a frog print design, large white sleeves stitched onto the torso, and a white collar. Has medium length blond hair, grey eyes, and wears a light brown wide-brimmed hat with two frog eyes on the top. Has white kneehighs and black shoes.

Relationships:

Appearances:

Titles:

See Character Titles

The extra boss of Mountain of Faith and god of the Moriya Shrine. Although, she said the shrine wasn't exactly hers (she mentioned it in both Reimu's and Marisa's story) saying it was officially Kanako's because she was beaten by her and had to relinquish control of the Shrine, willingly at that.

In Subterranean Animism, Suwako appeared in Reimu and Yukari's Scenario revealing an industrial revolution project by Kanako that caused Reimu to get mad for being sent to the Hell of Blazing Fires.

It is revealed that during ancient times, Suwako was a ruler of a small kingdom and controlled the Mishaguji, who were curse gods that had obtained enormous amounts of faith, cursing birth, harvests, militaries, and many other things. Only Suwako was able to tame them. However, gods from the Yamato (Ancient Japan) invaded her kingdom, saying that they were going to unify all the kingdoms to create a single country known as Japan. Unwilling to let this happen, Suwako resisted and fought with the finest steel weapons of the time. However, Kanako held out a thin vine, and Suwako's large steel arsenal instantly rusted away. Suwako realized the difference in their divine powers and her defeat; she graciously forfeited and relinquished her kingdom.

It is said that Sanae is her distant descendant, although Sanae didn't even know it until the events of Subterranean Animism.

In Touhou Hisoutensoku, Suwako was aware of the true nature of the vanishing giant seen roaming around Gensokyo, and was confronted by Sanae over this and other secretive actions Suwako was involved in.

Fun Facts

  • Among the Touhou fandom, Suwako's hat has almost become an entity of its own, largely thanks to the imposing leer of the eyes on top. Its most common name is Pyonta.
  • It should be noted that some of the fairies in Mountain of Faith seem to be wearing Suwako's hat.
  • Suwako is heavily symbolized as a frog. Cirno freezes frogs. The results in fanon are obvious. The frog jokes include relationships with Super Mario Bros. 3 and the Hypnotoad.
  • Because of that, Suwako is commonly called 「ケロちゃん」 or "Kero-chan," which appears in one of her spell cards, 「ケロちゃん風雨に負けず」 which is "Kero-chan Braves the Wind and Rain." This nickname was mentioned, for example, in Tetla Pot's PV of Silver Forests's song, Kero⑨Destiny.
  • The phrase, 「あーうー」 or "aa-- uu--," uttered in Reimu's route in the extra stage, has also become a popular saying attributed to her (as well as a way to refer to her), and is also mentioned by that same song.
  • The name Suwako (諏訪子) is modified from Lake Suwa (諏訪湖, pronounced Suwa-ko), the largest lake in Nagano prefecture. The area also features one of the world's largest geysers.
  • Suwako's family name is probably derived from Moreyashin (洩矢神, the god Moriya), who is said to be the first ancestor of Sanae Moriya(守矢早苗), the real person who inspired Sanae Kochiya. ("Moreya" is an archaic, alternate pronunciation of "Moriya".)
  • Suwako's strongest spellcard in Hisoutensoku resembles the ultimate attack of Akuma from Street Fighter, the Shun Goku Satsu.
  • One of Suwako's Hisoutensoku palettes is a homage to Hina Kagiyama.
  • Although Nue is the first character officially drawn with Zettai Ryouiki, Suwako has almost always been drawn this way in fanart.
  • The frogs printed on Suwako's dress were taken from Chōjū-giga, the picture scrolls drawn in 12th century.
  • Due to the so-called "rivalry" between Suwako and Cirno, many fans and Touhou creators believe Suwako developed an addiction to the fact Cirno is delicious. That would lead to her music video "Kero 9 Destiny"(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBbigtfCWs&feature=related)

Official Profiles

Mountain of Faith - キャラ設定.txt

SuwakoMOF

 ○エキストラボス 土着神の頂点

  洩矢 諏訪子(もりや すわこ)

  Moriya Suwako


  種族:神様

  能力:坤を創造する程度の能力


  守矢の神社に住む本当の神様。

  山の神様であり、山に住んでいた様々な神様のリーダーでもあった。


  遙か古代、彼女は驚異的な信仰心を得ていた『ミシャグジ様』を束ね

  ていた神だった。

  ミシャグジ様とは、生誕、農作、軍事、様々な事柄の祟り神であり、

  蔑ろにするとたちどころに神罰が下るという恐怖の神様である。

  その神様をコントロールできたのが諏訪子だけであった。

  その為、彼女への信仰心は凄まじく、当時は神であると同時に一国の

  王として王国を築いていた。


  だが、そんな彼女の王国の元に大和の神々が侵略してきたのである。

  王国を訪れた大和の神とは、神奈子であった。

  大和の神々は、小さな王国を次々と自分の物にしていった。最終的に

  全ての国を統一し、日本という一つの国にするつもりであると言った。


  勿論、諏訪子は抵抗し当時最先端であった鉄製の武器を持って戦った。

  しかし、神奈子は細い植物の蔓をかざすと、諏訪子が持っていた大量

  の鉄の輪は、たちまち錆びてボロボロになってしまった。その神力の

  差に敗北を確信した諏訪子は、潔く降参し王国を明け渡した。


  そして、神奈子は洩矢の王国を手に入れたのだ。


  しかし、洩矢の王国の人間は、土着の神であったミシャグジ様の恐怖

  を忘れることが出来ず、新しい神様を受け入れようとしなかった。


  神奈子は信仰心が得られないのならと、この王国を自分の物にするの

  は諦めた。代わりに新しい神様を呼び洩矢の神と融合させて、その神

  様を王国の中では『守矢(もりや)』、外では別の呼び名で呼び分け

  る事にした。これにより王国を支配しているように見せたのだ。

  守矢とは勿論、洩矢の事である。そして神奈子は、諏訪子の力を借り

  て自ら山の神様としてこっそり君臨する事になった。


  この王国を支配したと言われる新しい神様とは、大和の神話の名目を

  保たせる為の名前だけの神であった。実際は、諏訪子が引き続き王国

  を支配していたのである。現在外の世界の神様は殆どが大和神話に置

  き換わったというのに、彼女は未だ古代の姿のままひっそりと信仰を

  得ていた。



  しかしながら、その長きに渡って得続けた信仰も、科学の時代となる

  とどんどんと失われていった。


  諏訪子はさほど気にしていなかったのだが、焦った神奈子は神社ごと

  幻想郷に持ってくるという荒技を実行してしまった。


  諏訪子が幻想郷で上手くやっていけるのか判らなかったが、最後の遊

  びとして楽しむ事にした。何故、勝手に王国を捨て、幻想郷にやって

  きた神奈子と揉めなかったのかというと、もう外の世界には未練が無

  かったからである。自分の名前を知っている人間は殆ど居なかった。


  何せ、最も近い人間であるはずの早苗ですら、諏訪子の事をよく判っ

  ていないのだ。


  早苗は今では神奈子の巫女であるが、奇跡を呼ぶ事が出来るのは彼女

  が実は、諏訪子の遠い子孫だからである。

  にもかかわらず、早苗は何故自分の神社に二人の神様がいるのかです

  らよく判っていないという有様だ。


  もはや、諏訪子は忘れ去られようが何だろうが構わなかった。むしろ

  幻想郷で第二の人生を送る事が出来そうで、実際は神奈子に感謝して

  いる。



  さて、神奈子は風の神でありながら、何故蛇を模したしめ縄をトレー

  ドマークにしたのだろうか?


  その理由は二つある。


  一つは、蛇が再生の意味を持っていたから。ミシャグジ様の恐怖に対

  抗する為だ。


  そして、もう一つは……。

  諏訪子に勝った事をさり気なくアピールする為だった。


  なんでかって?

  諏訪子は蛙の姿をした神であり、そして蛇は蛙を食べる動物だからで

  ある。

  新しい王国の神事にも、蛙を生け贄にする事などを盛り込み、人間に

  『この王国は蛙に代わって蛇が支配した』とアピールし続けた。


  これが、諏訪子と神奈子がよく喧嘩する原因の一つだった。


  本当は利害も一致しているし、凄く仲がよい。

Extra Boss The Top of Native Gods
Suwako Moriya

Species: God
Ability: The ability to create earth

The true god of the Shrine of Moriya(守矢). She is the God of Mountains, and was once the leader of the many gods that lived in the Mountains.

During ancient times, she was a god in control of "Mishaguji". Mishaguji were curse gods who had obtained enormous amounts of faith, cursing birth, harvest, military, and many other things. Making light of these fearsome gods would lead to divine punishment. The only one able to tame these gods was Suwako. Because of this, she gained an extraordinary amount of faith, and cultivated a kingdom as its ruler while still being a god.

However, many other gods of Yamato (ancient Japan) invaded her kingdom. One of those gods was Kanako. The many gods of Yamato continually conquered the small kingdom for themselves. They said that ultimately, they would unify all countries and create a single country called Japan.

Naturally, Suwako resisted and fought with the finest steel weapons of the time. However, Kanako held out a thin vine, and Suwako's large steel arsenal instantly rusted. Suwako realized the difference in their divine powers and her defeat. She valiantly forfeited and relinquished her kingdom.

And so, Kanako attained the kingdom of Moriya(洩矢).

However, the people of Moriya(洩矢) could not forget the fear of their native gods, Mishaguji, and were unable to accept their new god.

Kanako thought she could not gain the faith of the people, and gave up on making the kingdom hers. Instead, she called forth a new god and combined it with Moriya's(洩矢) god. Within the kingdom, this new god was called Moriya(守矢), but was called by a different name outside of the kingdom. This way, it seemed as if it was ruling the kingdom. Moriya(守矢) is, of course, Moriya(洩矢). And thus Kanako borrowed Suwako's powers, and silently ruled as the God of Mountains.

The new god that was said to have reigned over the kingdom was a god only in name, existing only to preserve the legend of Yamato. In reality, Suwako continued to rule over the kingdom. Although the gods of the modern world have mostly been replaced by the Yamato Legends, she is still in her original form discreetly gathering faith.


However, the faith she has gathered throughout the eras is slowly fading with the introduction of the era of science.

Suwako didn't mind so much, but Kanako panicked and moved the whole shrine to Gensokyo.

Suwako didn't know how well she could get by in Gensokyo, but she decided to enjoy it as her final amusement. The reason she didn't argue with Kanako for deserting the kingdom and coming to Gensokyo was because she had no regrets left in the outer world. There were few people that knew her name.

After all, even the closest human to Suwako, Sanae, doesn't know much about her.

Sanae is currently Kanako's Shrine Maiden, but the reason she can create miracles is because she is Suwako's distant descendant. Despite this, she does not seem to understand why there are two gods within her own shrine.

Suwako didn't care whether or not she was fated to be forgotten anymore. She's actually thankful to Kanako as it seems she'll be able to enjoy a second life in Gensokyo.


Now, Kanako is the God of wind, but why is a snake-patterned rope her trademark?

There are two reasons.

The first is because the snake symbolizes reincarnation. It was to oppose the fear of Mishaguji.


And the second reason is because... She wanted to casually stress the fact that she won against Suwako.

Why, you ask? Suwako is a god that takes the form of a frog, and snakes eat frogs. Rituals of the new kingdom included sacrificing frogs to state that "The Snake now rules this kingdom in place of the Frog."


This is one reason why Suwako and Kanako argue a lot.

They share common interests and are actually very good friends.


Book Synopsis

The Grimoire of Marisa

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Main article: The Grimoire of Marisa: Suwako Moriya's Spell Cards
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