A Reimu that may have looked into the feats of her ancestor, as she's exchanged most of her usual projectile-based toolkit for a more conventional style of gameplay that revolves around close-quarters melee comboing and immense pressuring of her opponents. Though she may appear similar to Guile on the surface, Reimu is actually a more offensively oriented fighter with a larger pool of Specials, so as to have a tool for almost every situation.
Reimu is a three-button character that is fast and for the most part easy to combo with. Reimu is fairly versatile as a whole, being able to deal with a variety of situations by piercing an opponent's defenses via Dimensional Rift and chipping away at their Life with a few projectiles. Reimu is a Charge Character that may take some getting used to at first, but those familiar with playing with Guile should pick up on it pretty fast.
Reimu has quite a lot of tools for keeping pressure on her opponent. +(Y) and Aerial (Y) are probably Reimu's best zoning tools, as they hit multiple times. Outside of these, Reimu also has quite a number of command normals available. +(X)/+(X) allow Reimu to advance on the opponent while still maintaining a charge, while +(Z) helps push them into a corner. +(Z) acts as a psuedo-launcher, allowing Reimu to follow up with combos. Like most of RicePigeon's character's Reimu also has a grounded overhead attack in +(Y), though it loses its overhead property if cancelled into from (X) or +(X), retaining this property if cancelled into from +(Y).
At the beginning of the match, Reimu must choose between one of two Level 3 hypers available, as Reimu will not have access to both simultaneously. Fantasy Heaven summons 7 orbs that light up each time Reimu strikes the opponent with a melee attack, and will automatically perform a fullscreen attack once all 7 orbs are lit up. Fantasy Nature is unique in that it acts as either a throw or an overhead melee attack depending on the spacing of the opponent. The throw variant is unblockable, but cannot hit airborne opponents, nor can it hit opponents in hitstun, so it cannot be comboed into. The melee variant can be comboed into and can hit airborne opponents, but can also be blocked and also deals less raw damage than the throw variant.
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Guard Cancel Counter
* Uses 1000 Power
* Ground versions: projectile velocity varies with button pressed Aerial versions: projectile launch angle varies with button pressed
Reimu's taunt animation when using her 18th palette is a direct reference to Guile's Shades of Glory taunt from Street Fighter IV.
The music that plays during "Fantasy Nature" is a remix of "G Free" from ZUN's album, Magical Astronomy. While it is not explicitly stated to be one of Reimu's music themes, a remix of the track is used during the final boss battle with Reimu in the Touhou fangame Concealed the Conclusion.
Reimu uses Ibuki's voice from Super Street Fighter IV.
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