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~Hakurei Shrine~ => Touhou Addict Recovery Center => Topic started by: Kilgamayan on February 19, 2020, 03:12:41 PM

Title: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 19, 2020, 03:12:41 PM
We've had one of these polls in every incarnation of this forum (that I'm aware of). Time to continue the tradition!

Super simple question: Who is the best goddess at the Moriya Shrine? It has been proven again and again that it's Suwako, so really this is just a formality, but it would not do to break tradition. That's not what religious institutions are about!

Now gogogo make with the voting and the posting
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Microinterval(s) on February 19, 2020, 03:17:35 PM
pfft half of sanae?

i had to pick kanako there, since suwako is kinda... immature? idk
and i like how kanako looks more, and how her theme sounds, and she doesnt talk weird like suwako

ok but not bashing on suwako that much because her "its just a stupid blockhead" line from hisoutensoku is still priceless
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: HTFCirno2000 on February 19, 2020, 03:48:05 PM
I might be a Cirno
But Suwako...

(https://en.touhouwiki.net/images/2/2c/Th123Suwako.png)

She's mighty fine  8)
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Agent BSoD on February 19, 2020, 05:48:49 PM
I forgot you could even make polls.

Also what is this half of Sanae? :V
Anyway, pffft, Moriya shrine. Hakurei shrine is where it's at.
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 19, 2020, 06:03:30 PM
It's exactly what it says on the tin! Pick whichever half you like. Left half, right half, upper half, lower half, inner half, outer half, good half, evil half, the possibilities are finite but numerous.
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: WishMakers on February 19, 2020, 10:27:01 PM
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Left half, right half, upper half, lower half, inner half, outer half, good half, evil half, the possibilities are finite but numerous.

Let's go with the green half.
And by that I mean Kanako.  I didn't like Kanako that much before but reading stuff like SoPM has really opened my eyes to her potential.  She's cool.
Suwacc is a frog though and frogs are precious.
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 19, 2020, 10:43:01 PM
I will admit I don't know what her other half would be in comparison to her green half but sure yeah let's go with it!
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Rei Scarlette on February 19, 2020, 11:28:09 PM
The first ever ""actually pretty good"" picture I recall drawing had been Suwako. This was years ago so I don't still have it (sadly) and cannot share it, but there I do cast my vote.
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: raikaria on February 20, 2020, 12:01:22 AM
I mean isn't it more like 1/16th of Sanae or even less than that? Suwako isn't her *mother*.

Unless Suwako + God or something and the human interbreeding only happened later down the line.

These are the important questions!

Also I'm always more of a Wind then Earth person.
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Smashy on February 20, 2020, 02:35:40 AM
I'm just going to count a vote for Suwackers as a vote for her hat and call it a day
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Tengukami on February 20, 2020, 10:33:00 AM
I don't mean to be an insufferable contrarian but my heart has always gone out to Kanako.

I have literally nothing against Suwako and nothing to say in support of Kanako beyond pure aesthetics, but there it is.
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Zoomy Tsugumi on February 20, 2020, 01:44:34 PM
Suwako best 2hu dont @ me cos u know I'm right
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: PragmaticAntithesis on February 22, 2020, 08:46:43 PM
Hmm, The Venerable Ancient Battlefield, Unknown X, or Last Remote?

All three of these girls have great themes! Don't make me choose! >_<
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: OldWiseYoukai on February 25, 2020, 06:38:53 AM
Raymoo saves Gensokyo all the time and almost nobody gives her the respect that she deserves. So Reimu.

BUT, Sanae is adorable and not as big as a jerk as the other deities of that temple.

So, therefore I voted for Reimu but I believe that Sanae deserves the second place.
Title: Re: The Neverending Civil War Continues! Pick Your Moriya!
Post by: Goomba98 on September 12, 2020, 12:32:02 AM
I think I'd have to pick half of Sanae (not sure which half, though; probably her god half). She's a pretty sweet girl with knowledge of the outside world; I think her design is pretty neat; I like her ability to cause miracles; and I like how one of her spellcards is one of the few Windows-era Touhou references to Christianity. I also like how she's a foil to Reimu; while Reimu is more devoted to her miko tasks but can't use her channeling powers very well, Sanae has more of a connection to her shrine's deities but isn't a very good miko.

As for the other two Moriyas: Suwako is cool since she has earth powers and interesting since she subverts both the typical image of a goddess and the typical image of an Extra boss, but she kinda feels out of place due to that. And for Kanako... I'm sorry, Kanako supporters, but she doesn't really stand out to me, which is weird because I usually really like the final bosses of Touhou. I don't hate her, though; I just don't see much of a reason to like her. I really want to rectify that, though; a few good things I can say about her is that her shimenawa is cool and her onbashira are badass.