Fairy

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よーせい
Fairy
A Fairy Enemy from Book of the Cafe
A fairy from Book of the Cafe.
Location Seemingly everywhere in Mugenri
Appearances
Official Games

Fairies (妖精 or よーせい, yousei) are small, humanoid creatures that can be found roaming anywhere in Mugenri. They are stage enemies that are most commonly found throughout the Len'en Project. The way they shoot danmaku all depends on what difficulty the player chooses and what stage they appear in. JynX has stated that information about them is currently a "secret".

General Information[edit]

While not much is known about the fairies in Len'en, they seem to be found everywhere in Mugenri, and even outside of Mugenri, as seen in Evanescent Existence. They are intelligent enough to make their own choices, such as whether to join the Dragonfly Army or the Imperial Military as well as whether to obey the orders they've received. However, they are still described as being "stupid" as they do not give things too much thought, even if they do have the capability to do so.[1] They've also been seen using various tools and magic, including swords, firearms and magic wands.

There are two major types of fairies, fairies and great fairies (大妖精, daiyousei). Not much is known about the distinction between the two types, but it is known that a normal fairy could become a great fairy once it gets powerful enough.[2] Normal fairies have also seen to be adopted as shikigami by powerful individuals such as Tsurubami Senri and Garaiya Ogata. In addition, seemingly ghostly fairies have also been seen in Reactivate Majestical Imperial, but whether they are actually the ghosts of dead fairies is unclear.

Design[edit]

All fairies seen so far appear to wear traditional attire, with different hats and wings depending on their type.

Fairies

Fairies wear hats resembling an eboshi with the kanji Mugen ("无現", lit. "Unreal") on top and have crescent-shaped wings.

Shikigami fairies

Shikigami fairies wear hats resembling an eboshi with the kanji Youkai ("妖怪") on top and have angular wings with coloured tips.

Great fairies

Great fairies wear hoods and have large ornate wings.

Appearances[edit]

Evanescent Existence

Fairies are one of the most common enemies throughout Evanescent Existence. The ones with red wings tend to be somewhat stronger than the blue ones. Despite Tsurubami Senri, Yabusame Houlen, and Suzumi Kuzu being the only three who can access the Interconnecting Corridor in Stage 3, the fairy enemies can still appear. Only the grey ones will appear. They are also the only enemy to appear in stages 4 and 6.

Earthen Miraculous Sword

Fairies are again a common enemy in Earthen Miraculous Sword, having the same game mechanics as the previous game.

Reactivate Majestical Imperial

Fairies are again a common enemy in Reactivate Majestical Imperial, having the same game mechanics as the previous game. In stage 5, ghostly versions of the enemy will appear.

Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle

Fairies are again a common enemy in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle. Since the game has unique game mechanics, so do the enemies. They've been set to have various attack patterns that can range from levels 1 to 10, which will randomly appear within any cell of each stage. Some of the patterns are references to enemy patterns from previous games.

Book of the Cafe

Various types of fairies show up as combat units in Book of the Cafe, separated into 3 main categories: Fairies, great fairies and shikigami fairies, which all have a buff/debuff spell on slot 1. Each type is separated into further categories denoted by an attribute within (brackets):

  • Sword: Blue fairies that wield swords; Uses slash spells.
  • Gun: Green fairies that wield guns; Uses shot spells.
  • Magic: Purple fairies that wield wands themed after celestial objects; Uses a homing spell and have two more buff/debuff spells.
  • Monochrome: Black-and-white fairies that wield no weapons; Uses strike spells.

Additional Information[edit]

  • The name "Fairies" (よーせい, yousei) was revealed in Book of the Cafe. Prior to this, their identity was unknown and were simply referred to as fairies by the fans out of convenience. On question 13 in the first interview, they were named Fairy-like Enemies (妖精っぽい雑魚).

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Interview with JynX (2021): Others (Generic Enemies & BotC Customers), Question 316
  2. Interview with JynX (2021): Others (Generic Enemies & BotC Customers), Question 317