Top Ten Touhou Characters

The top ten most liked characters from every Touhou Game.

The Top Ten

1 Reimu Hakurei Reimu Hakurei

She should be in Smash.

Reimu is the reason I discover Touhou. Best design and her looks overall!

Why is she number 2? She’s the worst! - ChibiRainbow

Reimu's the main protagonist! She's considered as one of the most badass and powerful characters in Touhou! I love her design also, red/white for the win!

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2 Marisa Kirisame Marisa Kirisame

Marisa once gave me the big SUCC and it felt good so I'm voting for her, definitely worth your 30 dollars that you were gonna spend on gambling.

Yes Big ZUCC Good very nice

Marisa is THE proof that hard work (and some pragmatism) could get you a standing in a world that's dominated by overpowered beings. Despite countless beings underestimating the "ordinary magician", she proves to them in each and every game that perseverance could get you anywhere.

Love her

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3 Flandre Scarlet Flandre Scarlet

Because, "LOLI" Vampire

Very cute and is my favorite character❤ Remilla also-

Most abilities in touhou are very complex but flandre's ability is simply put. She has the ability to destroy absolutely anything just by squeezing her hand how awesome is that! To top it off she's a vampire which means her physical abilities are super advanced as well. When U.N. was her starts to play run.

I don't think some people really like Flandre, just her song and fandom interpretation. She is NOT crazy and does NOT want anybody's blood or insides! She's weird but CANONICALLY rarely angry! Powerful people are not necessarily a murderer. Yuyuko is an example of this. Fandom is going too far with her, she is 'kinda nuts' but not bipolar or insane. And her song is SO overrated, I bet half the people who voted for her like her song more than her.

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4 Yukari Yakumo Yukari Yakumo

Just casually opening up a hole into some dimension filled with eyes. Nice one, Yukari.

Yukari may as well be called God. I mean honestly. Nice figure, classy attitude, and the super absolutely mind blowing ability to distort the boundaries of anything. And I mean ANYTHING peps. She could literally look at the horizon and grab it, even that counts as a border. Yukari could make monsters from your dreams become real by separating the boundaries of dreams and reality. She could mess up the boundaries of good and evil, of pink and green, of the border of the universe, of existing and not existing. So yeah... She is PRE-TTY strong :-p. And, well, she is just so laid back and lazy! She is awesome. I would propose to her if I was a guy. (And get rejected)...

She can control the boundaries of anything that exists and that doesn't exist. In other words, she can easily nullify any other character's ability.

Yukari is the Boom! She is just so strong. Her power of controlling boundaries is awesome, and I love how she acts like she knows EVERYTHING. This girl is unstoppable!

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5 Reisen Udongein Inaba Reisen Udongein Inaba

Reisen has been my favorite touhou for a while! - JustMonika

Yep, she's red eyed. And she can make everyone mad. She is LUNATIC!

Loli bunny is best bunny. - HarunaKaiNi

Does she even have a personality? She seems quite lackluster compared to other stage 5 characters (Sakuya, Youmu, Sanae, Seija) in abilities too...

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6 Sakuya Izayoi Sakuya Izayoi

Graceful, elegant, and has almost complete control of time. Sakura Izayoi is my favorite character and the first character I got introduced to when I started playing Touhou! Like, seriously she can beat Yukari by just stopping time and aim thousands of silver knives at her.

No one could resist a maid that control time and fight with knifes. An absolute top tier waifu.

Maids who are fighting with many knives and stops the time to make her work? Approved!

Time manipulation, serious attitude, and being a maid make for one hell of a great character. Why is she #10? Because Yukari is a sore loser, that's why!

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7 Cirno Cirno


The strongest touhou is her! lel

The most well-known to anyone who doesn't play Touhou


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8 Alice Margatroid

Her canon personality is awesome, unlike the tsundere one in fanon. Alice is one of the most badass character, she didn't even use her full skill yet. Beside, shanghei and hourai really add some bonus.

I like her personality and her dress she is very beautiful and I like her dolls they are very cute! : 3

What a cute girl having such powerful power!

I proudly ship AliMari. - JustMonika

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9 Youmu Konpaku Youmu Konpaku

No no, Youmu. You're the cutest person I've ever had.

Who dislikes a half-ghost kid with swords?

Shes unbelievably cute.

Cute faces, dresses, and personality. And yes, not as elegant as Sakuya but her serious attitude is really cute combined with her personality. Has cute portable flying ghosthalf pillow.

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10 Patchouli Knowledge Patchouli Knowledge

I just can't help but love Patchouli. Mainly because of her looks, but then there's her attitude. I personally am into that slightly rude type she is, and then comes that part which likes to gather information or -knowledge- which I also feel lightly identified with. Also, bookworms just... Ahh~.

She have the ability to manipulate 7 elements, while only 5 of them is enough to create life on earth. And just with 5 elements, "Fire Water Wood Metal Earth Sign: Philosopher's Stone" has already been one of the most powerful spellcard in the game. If she didn't have poor health / physical abilities, think what will happen if she's able to research and really cast an amazing 7-element spell? She's the best witch / magician in my opinion, far more powerful than Marisa and Alice. I mean... without her casual asthma

Not trying to sound rude but why is she so popular? I mean I don't dislike her but compared to characters she's put together with in fandom like Marisa or Alice, she's pretty shallow in character.

Patchy is just plain awesome. She's almost like me:
Doesn't have a life, likes science (magic counts as science right? ), and is absolutely hopeless at all physical activities!

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The Contenders

11 Utsuho Reiuji

Best remixes, best art, best design and good character. And she's practically the only Touhou character that tried to take over the world. Oh, and she's a great main on Hisoutensoku.

The only final boss fight that truly felt like a final boss fight in my opinion.

She has the power of NUCLEAR FUSION. And she has an awesome design, and is probably the hardest non-extra boss.

She is one of the hardest to beat touhou bosses and has the power the use a atomic nuclear arm cannon... So pretty badass

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12 Remilia Scarlet Remilia Scarlet

Best vampire girl

Incredibly powerful vampire who's relatively harmless. Light-hearted girl who can be very serious when necessary. Septette for the Dead Princess. All you arguments were just made invalid.

She's the charismatic vampire mistress of the scarlet devil mansion. That's pretty cool in my opinion. Also she is very cute.

She can manipulate fate itself how awesome is that

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13 Koishi Komeiji

Manipulating the subconcious damn

Cute 14 girl I like her

I love her so much shes so cute.

I have Touhou Kobuto and I have Koishi Komeiji

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14 Fujiwara no Mokou

For goodness sake, she is immortal!
She may feel injuries, but still, she can't die. Honestly. - luuu~

Just an epic character.

Hottest touhou. (See what I did there? ) - JustMonika

She is immortal, and she can burn everything

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15 Mima

She is cute

16 Mizuhashi Parsee

Parsee is my favorite Touhou character!

17 Kotohime
18 Byakuren Hijiri

Female Zenyatta youkai is best youkai. - regularshowman

One of my favorite characters; awesome backstory, probably one of the nicest characters in the series, and she's really pretty.

Byakuren is one of my favorite characters because: 1) She has one of the best themes in UFO, 2) She has a good backstory, what with her helping youkai and humans, 3) She is nice to almost everyone (No wonder they call her Saint! ), and 4) Her combat moves are really cool. I think my favorite spells from her are Great Magic (Devil's Recitation) and Heaven Sign (Great Trichiliocosm Master).

19 Miko Hakurei
20 Medicine Melancholy

Loli + Doll + Medical = Medicine Melancholy

21 Minamitsu Murasa
22 Shinki

The creator of Makai should be 1st.

Shinki, the creator of all things in makai(including alice margatroid),she destroying all things in makai

23 Seija Kijin


24 Suika Ibuki

When it comes to physical strength, she is pro. Like come on guys! Like if need be she could literally chuck a mountain at your face. And her ability is MANIPULATION OF DESTINY. Destiny kids. Destiny. I'm honestly super offed she hasn't gotten more votes :c

How come two of some of my favorite characters in fiction have Ibuki in the name? Damn son

Our little drunk oni - she's just too cute

She’s alcoholic

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25 Komachi Onozuka

Her desigh is cool, and her theme is awesome. Just 10/10.

I just like scythes and her slacking style is really cool.

Since my first encounter with her my life has only known peace - failure

26 Sekibanki
27 Yuyuko Saigyouji

Fandom treats her really bad. She is not a vacuum. She just eats a little too much. I also like her past, design, and her attacks! Her danmaku is beautiful especially when she opens her fan. Beautiful butterfly lady 4 life!

Her power is almost the ultimate power of all. She can manipulate your life if she wants to, also she can control departed souls. She is almost invincible, due to the fact she is already dead, and thus can not be really wounded.
But also she has knowledge about the situation, she usually talk with nonsensical and bizarre remarks or overlook the obvius, but she really has an extraordinary amouunt of knowledge. Also she is cheerful and friendly.
Yuyuko to the win!

28 Sumireko Usami
29 Sagume Kishin
30 Tenshi Hinanawi

Masochist much~

Bratty Celestial that wants to run rampant? Sign me up!

I think her hair is amazing and she is very strong and tough and she is very powerful she should be 2th

31 Aya Shameimaru Aya Shameimaru

Aya is cute birb girl. Birb girl best girl.

What 27th place

32 Yuuka Kazami Yuuka Kazami

She has been said to be "the strongest class of youkai"

33 Eirin Yagokoro
34 Hecatia Lapislazuli

Wha? How is she weaker than Hong Meiling?
ZUN confirmed she's the strongest Touhou character.
Seriously, who made this?

Confirmed that she’s the strongest.

Most powerful 2hu is best 2hu

also I like her design a lot

It was actually said by ZUN that she is the strongest character in Touhou.

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35 Kaguya Houraisan

Awesome multi-staged story, pretty much kicked off the Lunarian lore in Touhou, colorful personality, lovely rivalry with Mokou, and dem looks! There is reason apart from guilt why the great Eirin abandoned everything just to be her support.

Immortal, playful and downright powerful. Kaguya's backstory may involve her being selfish but if you were a incredibly powerful, immortal moon princess; wouldn't you be too?

She is a princess and immortal. what can you ask more

Kaguya has one of the best history in touhou. She fled from the moon because she drank a forbidden potion, when men started to court her she made them do impossible thing, and has an infinite rivalry with Mokou, though she dosen't take it seriously.

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36 Hata no Kokoro

I don't know, Hata no Kokoro is just really interesting..

Hell yeaa

37 Shiki Eiki


38 Nitori Kawashiro

Best girl in my opinion

39 Mononobe no Futo

Her pre-fight pose in Hopeless Masquerade is funny and cool. I also like how she talks, and how she acts. They're so goofy and cute.

40 Renko Usami

Come on. Flandre is overrated as hell. Why not give your love to Renko Usami and Maribel Hearn? If you've listened to the music CDs, you'd know that their themes are just so flipping awesome, and they themselves are just, agh, SO GOOD! They really deserve the attention of the fandom, they're really less popular than Rumia and Wriggle in the popularity polls. The Secret Sealing Club is slightly mysterious, pretty fun, and there are times where they seem quite badass. <3

41 Sanae Kochiya
42 Satori Komeiji

The Kirby of the Touhou series (except she doesn't eat creatures to copy their moves) and super awesome!

3rd eye - THE BEST

43 Tewi Inaba
44 Yasaka Kanako

My Snakey Milf/Goddess

My snake goddess~

45 Rin Kaenbyou
46 Anata Kokoro
47 Shinmyoumaru Sukuna
48 Lyrica Prismriver

My lil poltergeist keyboardist <3

49 Meira

I prefer all PC-98 characters like her and Forgotten characters like Rin Satsuki over Flandre (Honestly Flandre is my least characters of this series because I find nothing interesting about her, also hate me whatever, if you wants, this is an opinion, not an facts).

50 Suwako Morija

A really cute little loligod and I like frogs

What, why suwako is 23rd, she should be minimum in top 10.

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1. Alice Margatroid
2. Patchouli Knowledge
3. Utsuho Reiuji
1. Reimu Hakurei
2. Marisa Kirisame
3. Cirno
1. Reimu Hakurei
2. Marisa Kirisame
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