"The Small Ice Fairy"
Stage 2 boss of Touhou's Embodiment of Scarlet Devil and later a recurring playable character. She has short blue hair, blue eyes, ice wings, and wears a blue dress with puffy short sleeves. She appears in Hidden Star in Four Seasons as a playable character, "Tanned Cirno."
An ice fairy living in the Misty Lake, near the Scarlet Devil Mansion. A relatively weak fighter, but nevertheless claims to be the strongest of all (somewhat justified, as fairies are low-tier generic enemies in the series). One of her hobbies is freezing frogs and watching them thaw (a third of which ends up shattering), leading doujins to portray her at odds with the frog-themed goddess Moriya Suwako.
Her large ego and childish incompetence earned her the nickname "⑨" (pronounced "maru kyuu"/"nine-ball"), based on an "elements of play" screenshot from the game manual of Phantasmagoria of Flower View in which she was labelled 「9.バカ」 ("baka"/"idiot"). Another contributing factor to her portrayal as an idiot is her Icicle Fall spell card from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, which (on Easy difficulty only) fails to hit a "safe zone" directly beneath/in front of her. Doujins also portray her as de facto leader of Team 9 (also known as the "baquartet"), a posse of "insignificant" Touhou characters.
Person: short hair, blue hair, ice wings, fairy wings, blue eyes, bangs, flat chest, small breasts
Outfit: white shirt, collared shirt, puffy short sleeves, blue dress, pinafore dress, red ribbon, neck ribbon, long dress, short dress, white legwear, socks, shoes, brown footwear, barefoot
Accessories: blue bow, green bow, hair bow, bow, hair bow, frozen frog
In Russian she is known as Сырно (Sɨrno), which literally translates as "cheesy" (in adverb form). In Finnish she is known as Sirkku (post #673220).
- Cirno-nee, an aged up, much more mature rendition
- Advent Cirno, a series depicting her in the style of Cloud Strife of Final Fantasy VII
- Achi Cirno, a fire-themed alternate element
- Ikazu Cirno, a lightning-themed alternate element
- Mizu Cirno, a water-themed alternate element
- Hapa Cirno, a leaf-themed alternate element
- Tanned Cirno, as she appears in Hidden Star In Four Seasons
- Nineball=Cirno, a M.U.G.E.N character which changes Cirno's color palette to match Armored Core's Nineball Seraph
- pool #1567: Cirno - ⑨⑨⑨x⑨⑨⑨ (Cirno images with dimensions exactly 999x999)
- pool #4616: Cirno Is Not So ⑨ (Cirno portrayed as smarter or cleverer than usual)