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Beefaroni Aug 12, 2019 9:55PM

Tragedy tag, maybe? If what she's implying is happening soon

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Reirin Aug 12, 2019 10:10PM

Poor gal, as well take it out on Shiki

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Random Wanderer Aug 12, 2019 11:46PM

Akyuu has a short lifespan.

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juanelric Aug 13, 2019 11:07AM

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Freya Aug 13, 2019 1:09PM

she'll see her again when she reincarnates

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Shynaku Aug 13, 2019 3:53PM

^ The Child of Miare reincarnates every 120 to 180 years. The only way Kosuzu and Akyuu would meet again is if Kosuzu turns into a youkai, and we know what happens to those people when Reimu's around...

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elevown Aug 14, 2019 8:36PM

^I thought she reincarnated right away when she died?

This pic is pretty sad- I always felt bad for her.

Kosuzu could extend her life without becoming a Youkai- there are various ways we know of in Touhou. And I dont think Reimu would really do anything in that instance anyway. She SAYS she exterminates Youkai but she never does- just beats em down.

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Shynaku Aug 14, 2019 11:01PM

^ Are there feasible methods for Kosuzu to extend her life? The Hourai Elixer comes to mind, but that's basically a curse. Maybe Kosuzu could try to become a celestial, hermit, or god, but she's not really on the path for any of those when we last saw her...

A big reveal in FS is that Reimu will flat out kill humans that turn into youkai (because it messes up the balance of powers or something). The reality is that Akyuu will die within the next 10 years then reincarnate without any of her friends and leaving her favorite era of Gensokyo's history behind.

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elevown Aug 15, 2019 1:57PM

^Just because Yukari claimed Reimu would have had to exterminate her if she became a youkai doesn't mean Reimu agrees or would actually do so. (Reimu herself never said anything). She also says Reimu's job is NOT to exterminate youkai but prevent them attacking humans and stop humans becoming youkai to maintain balance.

So imo she would do her best to stop a human becoming one, but if she failed to do so, what would be the point killing them? They'd just be a Youkai like all the rest she hangs out with. And given it happens very rarely- a lot less often than Youkai being born from other means, I can't see how 1 or 2 more in gensokyo would matter.

Another option for life extension would be through magic like patchy - or becoming a vampire? I admit none of them seem likely for her.

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pavel94 Aug 15, 2019 3:41PM

^ Please explain why she killed that fortuneteller in chapter 25. He claimed he wouldn't do anything to harm other human but she killed him without hesitation. Are you saying only people who she knows can become a youkai and the rest will be dealt with like the salt mansion owner from chapter 37? Why did Yukari even had to intervene to help Kosuzu?

I think Forbidden Scrollery established the fact that a human turning in to a youkai is the greatest sin there is in Gensoukyo and that Reimu deals with that issue as soon as she notices these things, whether she likes it or no.

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Shynaku Aug 15, 2019 5:06PM

^ My interpretation of the story was that it's less the Hakurei shrine maiden's job to kill humans who become youkai and more Reimu's interpretation of her role. So it's not a sin from the eyes of Yukari or Marisa, but Reimu would feel compelled to kill any human who turned into a youkai. And I don't think magic alone can prolong your life. It seems like you have to become a magician, which is a special kind of youkai, not just a high-level magic user.

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SushiKnight Aug 16, 2019 12:59AM

After this they had lots of reincarnation.

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Yurimage Sep 6, 2020 9:49PM

Ugh... Kuttsukiboshi triggered...

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Throbelisk Sep 6, 2020 10:25PM

^ We do not speak of such things.