Sakuya Izayoi
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Full name Sakuya Izayoi
Series   Touhou
D.o.B / Age   Not known
Height   Not known
B / W / H   Not known
Weight   Not known
Bloodtype   Not known
Likes   Cleaning, cooking, her mistress
Dislikes   Being called a dog, unfinished work
Affiliated Characters   Chen, Cirno, Hong Meilin, Marisa Kirisame, Mima, Reimu Hakurei, Rin Kaenbyou, Rumia, Sakuya Izayoi, Shinki, Yukari Yakumo
Family   Not known
Background Info   Sakuya Izayoi is an enigmatic human. At first glance, she is known as the chief maid of the Scarlet Mansion, being the fairy maids' boss, although she has to do a lot of the work herself. This would be impossible if Sakyua didn't have the ability to control time. She can stop or speed up time as much as she likes, making her seem like an elegant and perfect maid. During battles, Sakyua uses knives as her chief weapons, stopping time and placing them where she wants before resuming normal time. If she runs out of knives, she just stops time and retrieves the ones she threw. Since Sakuya is an expert with knives, she's also an excellent cook, and can make the rarest flowers bloom in an instant to make special teas.

Read deeper into Sakyua's history, and you run into a lot of unknowns. It's said that she's not originally from Gensokyo, and that 'Sakyua Izayoi' isn't her real name: Remilia may have given her this name after entering the mansion. There are theories that she's a Lunarian, or that she was once a vampire hunter that lost against Remilia. Why the mistress would trust a hunter to be her maid is not known, but they seem to share a close master-servant relationship. Sakyua was never open to humans before, but after the heroine defeats Remilia in Touhou 6, the maid has started to open up a little.

Several enemies have called Sakuya a dog, in reference to her servitude to Remilia. In Touhou 7, the Prismriver Sisters say that they'll feast on dog meat, while Yuyuko Saigyouji calls her the devil's dog. Her entire character seems to be an homage to Dio Brando, a villain from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, who uses knives and stops time. Sakuya first appears as a boss *and* a mid-boss in Touhou 6, then is playable in Touhou 7, Touhou 7.5, Touhou 8, Touhou 9, and Touhou 10.5, possibly making her third in importance as a playable character behind Marisa and Reimu.

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