|“||I am a part-time resolver of incidents, the number one maid in Gensokyo!||„|
Sakuya Izayoi is the chief maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Although she is the leader of the maids there, she usually has to do all of the work herself, as the fairy maids are completely useless. She also helps resolve incidents (usually only those pertaining to the mansion), alongside the local shrine maiden and the black and white witch. Her origins are unknown; she is said to have been given her name by Remilia, and Akyuu theorizes that she was a vampire hunter.
Powers and Stats
Name: Sakuya Izayoi (given by Remilia, real name is unknown)
Origin: Touhou Project
Age: Claims to be at her late-teens, suggested to be hundreds of years old
Classification: Human / Chief Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Danmaku, Space-Time Manipulation (Can stop, accelerate, slow, erase, and compress time, and can similarly manipulate space), Age Manipulation through manipulation of time, can summon alternate versions of herself from other timelines, master of using throwing knives, can conjure knives from out of nowhere, Mass Reduction (Capable of making herself massless), Soul Manipulation (Can harm Phantoms and Evil Spirits with her regular attacks), Resistance to Mind Manipulation (Can look at the True Moon without going insane and dying, unlike most humans)
Striking Strength: Large Planet Class
Durability: Large Planet level
Stamina: Very high (fought for an entire day in Perfect Cherry Blossom and continuously in the fighting games)
Range: At least Tens of Meters (Her throwing knife range is said to be at least 20 ken, which is around 36 meters). At least Hundreds of Meters with space-time manipulation (Controls space and time within the Scarlet Devil Mansion, making it much larger than it looks on the inside), likely far higher (She can summon alternate versions of herself from parallel universes and can erase an opponent from time and space).
Standard Equipment: Many, many silver throwing knives, and a silver pocket watch that she can also use to stop time.
Intelligence: As one of Gensokyo's foremost incident resolvers, Sakuya is an experienced and skilled combatant. She is extremely skilled in the use of throwing knives, said to be accurate enough to strike an apple on the head of a fairy from over 30 meters away.
Weaknesses: Sakuya cannot reverse time
- Time Manipulation: Sakuya can manipulate the flow of time - she can slow it, accelerate it, erase it, or even stop it. She can also compress the flow of time to make both past and future to exist at the same time, making the same object from different timelines be in many places simultaneously. By doing this, all her attacks will hit the enemy at the same time due to the different timelines existing simultaneously. She can apply her time manipulation on a smaller, more precise scale - on locations and objects.
By accelerating time, she can age objects and things. She can reverse time - to an extent - although this is mostly limited to moving things to where they were before. And by erasing the time of an object, she erases its present and future, essentially erasing it from existence. By manipulating other timelines, she can summon another version of herself from another timeline. As space is linked to time, Sakuya can manipulate space as well - she can shrink and increase distances, and through her power, increased the size of the Scarlet Devil Mansion while making it look smaller on the outside.
While it's been stated that Sakuya can't actually stop time, but instead merely extremely high speeds without any mass, this is very inconsistent with its portrayals.
- Bounce No-Bounce: Sakuya throws a barrage of knives that bounce against the walls and ceiling.
- Close-up Magic: Sakuya jumps, surrounding herself with spinning knives.
- Dancing Star Sword: Sakuya releases a barrage of knives, which float around before shooting at her target.
- Magic Star Sword: Sakuya throws a series if knives forwards, accelerating their speed with her time manipulation.
- Misdirection: Sakuya throws several knives, which proceed to multiply and fly towards her opponent, trying to catch them from the sides.
- Parallel Brane: Sakuya throws "phantom" knives that manifest themselves one at a time as they move towards her opponent.
- Perfect Maid: Sakuya counters her opponent's next physical attack, surrounding them with knives.
- Propelling Silver: Sakuya surrounds herself with knives, which orbit around her and can be used as a shield.
- Sight of Distant Blade: Sakuya throws knives, and then stops their time to suspend them midair. They will resume motion after a set amount of time passes, firing towards her target.
- Time Paradox: Sakuya summons another version of herself from a parallel universe.
- Vanishing Everything: Sakuya stops time to "teleport", reappearing elsewhere.
- Buriallusion "Phantomic Killer in Night Mist": Sakuya throws knives offscreen, which then suddenly shoot out at her target.
- Conjuring "Eternal Meek": Sakuya rapidly throws a barrage of knives forwards.
- Illusion Sign "Killer Doll": Sakuya scatters knives in a circle around her, suspending them in the air for a moment before they shoot at her target.
- Light Speed "C. Ricochet": Sakuya throws knives at high speeds, appearing as faded illusions that injure her opponent after a short lag.
- "Sakuya's World": Sakuya completely stops time around her.
- Silver Sign "Silver Bound": Sakuya launches bouncing knives in every direction.
- Speed Sign "Luminous Ricochet": Sakuya throws a single high-speed knife that bounces around at high speeds for quite a while without losing power.
- Time Sign "Imaginary Vertical Time": Sakuya stops time to throw a set of knives, which leave trails caused by time lag that proceed to surround her enemy.
- Time Sign "Perfect Square": Sakuya slows down time around her to slow down her opponents so she can easily outpace them.
- Time Sign "Sakuya's Special Stopwatch": Sakuya throws out several time suspension fields around her, freezing those within in time.
- Watch "Luna Dial": Sakuya throws her stopwatch, which freezes her opponent in time if it lands.
- Wound Sign "Inscribe Red Soul": Sakuya slashes her opponent to pieces with a rapid series of knife slashes, expanding her range with them as she does so.