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Trained in the martial arts of Buddhist monks and amplified by the Sorcery of the Sutra Scroll, Byakuren uses a deadly combination of magic and melee to engage foes. Although each of Byakuren's spells require her to charge beforehand, considering that Byakuren has a spell for all possible scenarios, this should hardly be an issue.

Byakuren Hijiri (Byakuren_RP)
Character portrait




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Byakuren Hijiri is technically a six-button character that plays like a standard three-button character, using the Button-xyz buttons for the vast majority of her moveset and the Button-abc buttons as shortcuts; (A)Button-a acts as a shortcut for the character's back and forward dashes when either Button-F or Button-B (respectively) is being held, (B)Button-b is used as a shortcut for the (Y)Button-y+(Z)Button-z input that's assigned to the character's throw, while (C)Button-c is used as a shortcut for both her Skill Declare and the Button-xyz3 part of the command input that's used in the Level 3 Hypers. One of Byakuren's mutually exclusive level 3 spellcard Hypers has to be chosen at the beginning of every match, with "Angira's Vedas" being a melee attack that can't be blocked by airborne opponents and has projectile invulnerability, while "Sakra Devanam Indra's Thunderstorm" is a multi-purpose tracking projectile Hyper that, while slow to start up, allows Byakuren to recover early to follow up with another attack.

One of Byakuren's defining features, taken straight from Urban Legend in Limbo, is that she must first declare spell charges with Button-xyz3 before being able to use her Specials, with holding the input allowing for the character to accumulate up to five charges at once; each use of a Special will consume a single charge, though Dance of Hanuman will only use up a charge for the first stage of the attack, with a charge not being consumed for the second and third stages. Byakuren has a diverse selection of tools at her disposable that allow the character to play either offensively or defensively, depending on when the situation calls for it; additionally, Byakuren's Normals have great utility to compensate for the general lack of flexibility in her Specials, such as Button-F+(Z)Button-z, which is a two hit attack that is great for giving Byakuren an offensive approach due to its great range, forward velocity and usefulness in combos. A key component of Byakuren's playstyle is the use of Relic "Sorcerer's Sutra Scroll", which grants Byakuren an unlimited number of spell charges for a limited time, in addition to increasing the damage done by said Specials by 10%.







Hovering the mouse cursor over the Command Input icons will display text that refers to the inputs set in M.U.G.E.N's Key Config.

Icons encased in square brackets [ Button-D ] require the respective button(s) to be held down. Hovering the mouse cursor over the icon displays the hold duration if applicable.


Name Command Input Properties
Guard Cancel Counter RQCB Button-xyz during blockstun MidStartupinvProjnullSoftknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Dance of Hanuman QCF Button-xyz MidHardknockdown*Softknockdown*
Requires 1 light orb
Can be repeated up to 3 times
Additional light orbs not required for subsequent hits
RPByakurenS2 1 RPByakurenS2 2 RPByakurenS2 3
One attack Two attacks Three attacks
RPByakurenS2 4 RPByakurenS2 5 RPByakurenS2 6
One attack Two attacks Three attacks
RPByakurenS2 7 RPByakurenS2 8 RPByakurenS2 9
One attack Two attacks Three attacks
Name Command Input Properties
Virupaksa's Eye RDP Button-xyz MidStartupinvProjnullSoftknockdown
Requires 1 light orb
RPByakurenS3 1
RPByakurenS3 2
RPByakurenS3 3
Name Command Input Properties
Virudhaka's Sword QCB Button-xyz ProjSoftknockdown
Projectile launch angle varies with button pressed
Recoiled projectiles can trigger Heaven Sign "Brilliance of Mahavairocana"
(Z)Button-z version: Otgicon
RPByakurenS4 1
RPByakurenS4 2
RPByakurenS4 3
Name Command Input Properties
Skanda's Leg HCF Button-xyz MidInvincible*
Requires 1 light orb
Crosses up opponent
(X)Button-x version: Softknockdown*
(Y)Button-y and (Z)Button-z versions: Softknockdown
RPByakurenS5 1
RPByakurenS5 2
RPByakurenS5 3
Name Command Input Properties
Durga's Soul DP Button-xyz ArmoredSoftknockdown
Counter when struck by an attack
Reduces damage from melee attacks by 60%
Requires 1 light orb


Name Command Input Properties
Sky Spell "Master of Buddhist Cosmology" QCF QCF Button-xyz ProjHardknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Heaven Sign "Brilliance of Mahavairocana" QCB QCB Button-xyz CounterProjcounterHardknockdown
Can also be triggered by recoiled Virudhaka's Sword
Projcounter and Virudhaka's Sword recoil versions: Unblockable, Otgicon
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
"Angiras Knowledge" QCF QCF Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c MidProjInvHardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
Uses 3000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
"Sakra Devanam Indra's Thunderstorm" QCB QCB Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c ProjTrackingInvincible*Hardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
Uses 3000 Power


Name Command Input Properties
Skill Declare [ Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c ] Gradually adds to light orb charge gauge while held
Light orb count must be less than 5
Name Command Input Properties
Relic "Sorcerer's Sutra Scroll" Button-D Button-D Button-D Button-xyz Requires 1 light orb
Grants permanent 5 skill charges
Increases Specials damage by 10%
Duration dependent on number of light orbs present when used.
Uses 1000 Power

Palette Gallery

1,1 1,2 (Reimu Hakurei's colors) 1,3 (Toyosatomimi no Miko's colors)
1,4 (Inverted colors) 1,5 (Shinki's colors) 1,6 (Sanae Kochiya's colors)
1,7 (Kanako Yasaka's colors) 1,8 (Yukari Yakumo's colors) 1,9 (Yuyuko Saigyouji's colors)
1,10 (Eirin Yagokoro's colors) 1,11 (Marisa Kirisame's colors) 1,12 (Yumemi Okazaki's colors)
This character uses a Palette Selector that allows for more than 12 palettes to be chosen, and as such, only the first 12 are shown here. For a full list of palettes, see Alternative palettes.

Victory quotes


In truth all things are but a dream, shorter than the time it takes to cook millet. Hail the Three Jewels.
Dueling is also upaya!
Because I used magic, I came to recognize youkai and humans as equals and called on others to do the same. Will you support me?
Humans haven't changed since my days in the temple.
Gods and buddhas are no different from youkai. Yet, why are youkai reviled and hunted, while gods are worshipped?

Character Specific

You seem familiar. Weren't you in Makai a few years back?
vs. Mima
You seem familiar. Weren't you in Makai a few years back?
vs. Mima
You seem familiar. Weren't you in Makai a few years back?
vs. Mima
All evil done clings to the body.
vs. Yukari Yakumo
Change your ways now, while your life is still lengthy.
vs. Yukari Yakumo
You... really don't think the same way that I do, do you? Is aged ginger truly more pungent?
vs. Yukari Yakumo
Such devout practice towards perfection in their arts. My temple could use followers such as you.
vs. Hong Meiling
Harmony makes both a family and a nation prosperous. How prosperous is yours?
vs. Hong Meiling
You should add more flowers to the bouquet.
vs. Hong Meiling
Grasping the hot coal of anger to throw at someone else, only you are the one who gets burned.
vs. Lie Meiling
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
vs. Lie Meiling
The fallen blossom never returns to the branch.
vs. Lie Meiling
One must go outside to hear Buddhist doctrine or the sound of rain on a straw roof.
vs Patchouli Knowledge
The ordinary is the way.
vs Patchouli Knowledge
Your research is wasted. Your library, punishment.
vs Patchouli Knowledge
I'm ready to fight your countless gods, too!
vs. Reimu Hakurei
You're not there yet. The reason you lost is because you are inexperienced.
vs. Reimu Hakurei
I don't expect our systematized Buddhism to lose out to such a primitive religion.
vs. Reimu Hakurei
The holy man is beyond time.
vs. Sakuya Izayoi
Your trouble is that you think you have time.
vs. Sakuya Izayoi
A devil's praying can only lead to hell.
vs. Sakuya Izayoi



  • With the exception of the generic victory quotes and the victory quotes against Mima and Reimu, the majority of Byakuren's victory quotes are derived from various Buddhist proverbs, each one relevant to a certain aspect of the opponent and/or their personality. This ties in with the fact that Byakuren, being a Buddhist monk, would be more than familiar with such proverbs.
    • The third victory quote against Sakuya can be considered contradictory, as Byakuren uses not only the Sorcerer's Sutra Scroll, which is demonic in nature, but also uses one of Shinki's spellcards in canon, as Shinki is often compared to Lucifer by many fans of the series. The "devil" Byakuren is referring to is most likely Remilia Scarlet.
  • Although Byakuren has three separate victory quotes against Mima, all three quotes are exactly identical.
  • Byakuren's 14th palette is based on Flavens Sorori, an original character created by both the author and Midori Margatroid, which was added to Byakuren at the latter's request.
  • While "Sakra Devanam Indra's Thunderstorm" is not a spellcard that Byakuren has ever used in Touhou Project, the name ties in with the theme of Byakuren's Specials calling upon the power of various Hindu & Buddhist deities.
    • The execution of the move is also very similar to Tsubaki Yayoi's Macto Maledictis Distortion Drive from BlazBlue, and can be used for a similar purpose. Incidentally, Tsubaki also possesses a charge mechanic similar to Byakuren's.
  • Byakuren's voice is that of Raine Sage, taken from her appearance in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.


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Touhou: Gensokyo Reloaded
Playable Characters Alice MargatroidByakuren HijiriChenCirnoEirin YagokoroFlandre ScarletFujiwara no MokouHong MeilingIchirin KumoiKanako YasakaKoakumaKoishi KomeijiKomachi OnozukaLie MeilingMarisa KirisameMimaPatchouli KnowledgeReimu HakureiReisen Udongein InabaRemilia ScarletSakuya IzayoiSanae KochiyaSuika IbukiUtsuho ReiujiYoumu KonpakuYukari YakumoYuuka KazamiYuyuko Saigyouji
Boss Characters Meimu
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