Heroine Overview

Eye'm the strongest!
~ Cirno

Cirno is an ice fairy and described as a weak boss in the Touhou Project series. If people consider the power of average fairies as common enemies, they can certainly say she is exceptionally strong for her kind. Her personality is childish, as you might expect from her appearance, and she is sometimes considered stupid.


Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

In the events of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, she attacked the playable character, who was just passing by, out of instinctive aggression. She was helplessly shot down.

Perfect Cherry Blossom

In Perfect Cherry Blossom, she is back for continuing her revenge, but was only a mid-boss and was easily defeated like one.

Phantasmagoria of Flower View

In Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Cirno aimlessly wandered about, apparently unconcerned by the flower incident for any reason other than the flowers being something else for her to freeze and play with. Through her dialog, her true childish nature is revealed, leaving no doubt that she really isn't smart at all. She really wasn't meaning to do anything but play games.

Touhou Hisoutensoku

In Touhou Hisoutensoku, Cirno was intrigued by what she believed to be the great Daidarabotchi and hoped to tame it so that she won't be afraid of anything anymore. She showed more intelligence than in the previous game, as she has lost her habit of starting fights and admitted that she is incapable of defeating the Daidarabotchi if it lives in the hot spring's boiler, since it is too hot for her.

Fairy Wars

After the events of Strange and Bright Nature Deity, in Fairy Wars, Cirno tries to find those responsible for destroying their house. After learning that it was the Three Mischievous Fairies, goes in search of those responsible, to which defeat easily, because Cirno is the strongest.

After, Cirno wanders around for a while, bored of weak opponents. While wandering, she encounters Marisa Kirisame, making Cirno think she is a worthy opponent. They battle, and later, Marisa pauses and realising how powerful Cirno was. Marisa goes slightly harder, but is still defeated. Marisa claims that she didn't try as an excuse for her loss.


  • (Touhou 6,7) Aqua-colored eyes, hair and icicle-shaped wings. Wears a blue ribbon, light pink blouse and blue jumper dress.
  • (Touhou 9, 12.3) Same as above, except her ribbon is green instead of blue (however her sprite in 9 still keeps the blue ribbon).
  • (Touhou 9, alternative outfit) Same as above, except her bow is a darker shade of green, her blouse appears light purple, and her dress is purple as well.
  • (Touhou 12.8) Cirno's bow is once again blue. Her blouse has been changed to white. Has bigger eyebrows.
  • (Touhou 14) Same as above, except she has four wings, smaller eyebrows and a bigger bow.


Cirno is a childish fairy who once said "I'm the strongest!". In Phantasmagoria of Flower View, she is labeled as "9. baka" (⑨. バカ, lit. "9. Idiot") in an explanation of the game screen's layout. She was again labeled as such in the manual for Touhou Hisoutensoku. This might simply shows that Cirno maybe some kind of idiot. An example of Cirno showing her stupidity would be the spell card Ice Sign "Icicle Fall", which has a very easy safespot to easily dodge the danmaku.

However, Despite this, she's smart enough to know when she's in deep trouble, such as her battle against Yuuka in Phantasmagoria of Flower View's story mode. She can also read, unlike some of her peers, such as Mystia Lorelei. She can also count (she shows knowledge of rounding and fractions in Fairy Wars).


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