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There are a total of twelve playable characters you can obtain in The Genius of Sappheiros
- Reimu Hakurei
- Marisa Kirisame
- Sanae Kochiya
- Aya Shameimaru
- Patchouli Knowledge
- Sakuya Izayoi
- Nitori Kawashiro
- Alice Margatroid
- Satori Komeiji
- Youmu Konpaku
- Byakuren Hijiri
- Fujiwara no Mokou
Playable Characters introduced in Lingering Summer Heat
There are five additional characters that are playable in the expansion.
Since all characters share three of their weapon types with other characters, these skill trees are listed under Shared Skill Trees.
Many characters appear as bosses in the game, and can be seen in the walkthrough with the appropriate strategies. Several other characters appear in non combatant roles, however.
- Minamitsu Murasa - Located at the Myouren Temple.
- Hieda no Akyu - Located at her house. Occasionally gives guidance about where to go next, gives new Formations and forge recipies.
- Rinnosuke Morichika - Shopkeeper. After beginning Stage 3, he can be visited to forge new items.
There are original characters introduced near the end of the main story, they are as follows in order of appearance:
- Kurenai Matsuba - Akin to (possibly literally) Hong Meiling, the Chinese gatekeeper of the Lakebed Temple. She wields two pairs of giant scissors on the size scale of swords (unlike Edward Scissorhands, she actually still has her limbs). She is as laid-back as her canon counterpart and is a crab youkai, powerful enough as shown in her display of cutting in half a nearby rock in her first encounter with the party.
- Akame - A powerful maid who serves the Three Gorgon Sisters, she is a porcupine fish (blowfish) youkai fights using her skills in needlework and poison.
- Chihiro - A powerful maid who serves the Three Gorgon Sisters, she is an octopus youkai and fights with her tentacles and blinding ink.
- Kagami - A powerful maid who serves the Three Gorgon Sisters, she is a shellfish youkai and fights with her unbreakable shell defenses and elemental nullification as well as formidable physical strength.
- Anastasis Stheno Gorgon - Eldest of the Three Gorgon Sisters goddesses, she is a crocodile goddess and possesses manipulation of her body's regeneration rate in addition to having superior strength on par with the oni.
- Biotopos Euryale Gorgon - Centermost of the Three Gorgon Sisters goddesses, she is a turtle goddess and possesses manipulation of life force (via mist, she can suppress and amplify life force) along with wielding impressively frustrating defenses.
- Litos Medousa Gorgon - Youngest of the Three Gorgon Sisters goddesses, she is a snake goddess and possesses manipulation of Gorgons with abilities such as petrification and skills of her sisters.