Butterfly ~ The Yuuko Ichihara Shrine
Based on the new xxxHolic Rou. It's been 16 years since Yuko's disappearance and Watanuki is suffering. Kohane, Doumeki, Maru and Moro. Later in the manga and XxxHolic Kei season, Watanuki and Yuko bought from the . this of him but that he must appear as a dog to Saya until the wish is granted. Over the course of the series, Watanuki's relationship with Yuko develops into. Watanuki love Yuuko and its pretty freakin obvious. It has not been a relationship building but your own interpretation of what the relationship.
Come to think of it, Himawari's bad luck aura indicates the influence of a dark magician. It's possible that she's a member of the Day Watch sent to keep an eye on Doumeki and ensure he doesn't cause too much good to occur without its being balanced by evil. However, it's also possible that she's just cursed to randomly distribute black vortexes wherever she goes. Doumeki may be a Night Watch agent, or might be an unaffiliated Other who happens to be good at fighting spirits.
Both of them hide their true natures from Watanuki to avoid upsetting Yuko and bringing her wrath down upon them.
Yuko isn't affected by alcohol. In spite of the enormous amount of alcohol Yuko consumes, we've never seen her drunk.
She did appear to be hungover in one episode, but she recovered within seconds of taking her medicine; normal medicines take at least a few minutes to have any effect.
It would be entirely within character for Yuko to pretend to have a hangover in order to mess with Watanuki. Yuuko is Benihime, Urahara 's Zanpakuto. Or they totally dated once upon a time. Its gotta be the latter, given that time has once again begun to flow, washing away the debris of a ship wrecked centuries ago.
Yuko's alcoholism and smoking are not recreational She drinks and smokes to forget the pain of a life stretched beyond its natural bounds, living but not, having outlived all her loved ones but one, and forced to scheme against that loved one who only wishes her health. Yuuko's shop contains the server for TV Tropes. As the shop starts deteriorating, so do parts of the wiki. First it was the regular search function, now the watchlist.
Sakura They both have flower names. While they look utterly unalike, we've had non-identical duplicates in the male leads. Also, Himawari adores ghost stories and horror tropes, while Sakura has no problems dealing with ghosts in the flesh as it were. Sakura was 'beloved of the gods', or lucky, while Himawari seems to suck people's luck away. Watanuki adores both girls on sight, and he's a boy that has trouble making relationships with people.
The living egg from Acid Tokyo was retrieved by Sakura, hatched, and the resulting bird given to Himawari - a process Yuuko calls 'being purified'. It shows an implicit link between the two characters. Also, a recent chapter title shows Himawari holding a bird-cage that overflows with sakura blossom - another link.
Yuko's real name is Nanase Ohkawa. Himawari is going to get Sakura's good luck, and no longer affect the others around her. Unfortunately, the way things look with the luck and the birds' eggs, Tanpopo may have to die for it.
It could just be the second egg, though, but that would mean something else horrible would have to happen. The egg that Doumeki has is going to be used to preserve Watanuki's existence. It's gonna have to be used for something, right? It's an Indestructible Edible egg which Watanuki will have to make into plot-flavoured tamagoyaki. As of the last chapter it looks like the egg's purpose is to wipe Watanuki's memories of Yuuko. Fei Wong Reed is Future!
In the recent chapter of TsubasaFei Wong Reed is revealed to be looking for the Dimension Witch only to find out that she is dead in every world. He then screams that he has to resurrect her. He tells Doumeki that he will look after the shop and grant wishes until he meets Yuuko again. There has to a logical reason why both Watanuki's need to see Yuuko again and the revelation that searching for her is Fei Wong Reed's major motivation are released the same week.
Objection, Fei Wang Reed only wanted to have Yuuko resurrected because doing so would prove he surpassed Clow. He doesn't appear to have any personal attachment to her in particular. This troper also doubts that Watanuki would ever devolve into calling Yuuko something as impersonal as "The Witch", which is how Fei Wang referred to her. Fei Wang Reed is what Watanuki could possibly become if Doumeki did indeed use the egg to wipe out Watanuki's memories of Yuuko!?
It's stated several times in the series that the body has memories even if the mind forgets. Would it really be that huge a stretch to imagine that a mind-wiped Watanuki, tormented with the strong feeling of missing and wanting to see a certain person but unable to connect memories to her might ultimately turn into a megalomaniac with a severe obsession with reviving her without ever truly realizing why?
Of course, it could just be a Red Herring. If that's true then where did he get that enormous chin-ass? Watanuki is Clow and him wanting to resurrect her means she's Dead All Along. Turtles all the way down style. Except Clow wears glasses which presumably work for both eyes. If Watanuki becomes Fei Wong Reed, it explains the monocle - he only needs help on one eye, because the other is Doumeki's.
His monocle is on the wrong eye though if that were the case. It was stated that the eye received from Doumeki, his right eye, had sight better than what Watanuki started with and FWR wears the monocle on his right eye. Also, later on it's made apparent that Watanuki's increasing magical powers fixed his eyesight and he no longer actually needs to wear glasses.
They both are mysterious and fun-loving. Kaho tends to give out cryptic advice and can pop up out of nowhere just like Yuuko. Both are known to have a strong power of the moon. This explains why Eriol entrusted Kaho with the moon bell. Eriol, a reincarnation of Clow, is in love with Kaho. This also allows both Clow's reincarnation and Yuuko's reincarnation to be in the CCS world while their first plan plays out. Also, if she reincarnated in two parts as well, then that gives room to other theories such as her being Tomoyo; both have the moon bell.
Yuuko didn't expect Watanuki to love her. Alternatively, she did realize it might happen and actively tried to prevent it from happening, but failed. This thought came about when thinking about how in Cardcaptor SakuraClow, despite being able to accurately depict the future in every other respect, didn't expect Syaoran and Sakura to get together.
Note that this isn't necessarily claiming the feelings are romantic, just going on the fact that regardless of their nature, Watanuki had strong feelings for her nonetheless. Yuuko being as powerful as she was, it wouldn't be surprising if she had some capability of seeing the future, or knowing aspects of it. It could explain why she so heavily shipped Watanuki with Doumeki and tried to push the two of them together. It could also help explain why she looked so incredibly surprised when Watanuki 1.
If the former is the case, she saw that Doumeki and Watanuki were perfect matches for each other and like any other fangirl was shipping her favorite pair, and didn't expect Watanuki to have such strong sentiments towards her. It the latter is the case, perhaps Yuuko suspected that because of his resemblance to Clow, Watanuki had the potential to grow attached to her, but knew it would only bring about heartache and so tried to deter it from happening and pair him with someone more suitable and someone who wasn't poor Himawarionly to realize that her efforts had been in vain once she realized what lengths Watanuki was willing to go for her sake.
There can't be any coincidences unless CLAMP is doing an improvisational Round Robin and playing everything by ear, and even if that were true everything more or less still obeys the Rule of Drama.
Watanuki is Eriol's reincarnation Yes, this troper is aware that Watanuki is Syaoran's other self. However, he often resembles what Eriol might've looked like had he not halted his physical age at 11 years old to complete Clow's will. It's possible that he ended up dying shortly after the events of the CCS for whatever reason, only to be reincarnated yet again as his previous incarnation's alternate descendant.
Perhaps he met his end because of a magical incident, or despite his body's childish appearance he'd already lived as long as a normal human lifespan, or alternatively keeping himself at that age drained at his life force. Or, maybe he let himself die in order to grant a wish - perhaps to return to Yuuko and keep her company during her last days? This would also explain the watch in the beginning - Yuuko never asks for the price before the wish has been stated.
However, she asked Watanuki for his watch before telling his fortune, most of which he already knew. This is a watch belonging to his father, something that must have been very precious to Watanuki.
This will probably be either proven or disproven once we find out what Watanuki's magic circle looks like. Watanuki is now confirmed to have Clow's magic circle. It doesn't actually prove anything at this point but boy, does it strengthen the hypothesis that Watanuki has a connection to Clow that goes deeper than merely being a distant relative.
Watanuki, at the end of the series, will choose to stay with the shop. Because what Yuuko calls "hitsuzen" will no longer control the fate of everything no matter how people try otherwiseWatanuki will stay with the shop of his own choice.
This rather than return to the place that was made for him that, by necessity, will not actually require him because if it did require him, the Unstable Universe would render the entirety of the series' events pointless.
He'll become one of the running themes in the new Clamp Multiverse, consisting of whatever stories they want to come up with to fill the newly blank canvas assuming it's not the final scene they do prior to retirement, which I hope is not the case.
The emphasis was on "choose", not "stay". Watanuki and Domeki have become lovers Or Watanuki has become considerably more relaxed in Domeki's presence. In Chapter Watanuki's body language is completely different towards his former "rival" although that could be fatigue and whatever he's taken up smoking whom he's dependent on for getting outside supplies - in fact, it seems as if Watanuki's become the dominant one - while "Flasher and Streaker" welcome Domeki home as if he's their father.
Chapter suggests that Doumeki goes to the shop more often than actually going home and doing his homework, and it seems he'll be sleeping over Squee! Hell, the entire chapter screams of married couple-ness. The latest chapters show a timeskip of about four years where Doumeki is still visiting possibly out of hoyay related reasonsbut there doesn't seem to be a relationship between them.
Watanuki is still waiting for Yuuko to come back. As close to confirmed as is yet possible with this image from chapter Look a little bit longer. Feel free to look as long as you like, because that's too big and too clearly human to be just the bedsheets.
It could be just his Duvet which he just flipped open to get out of bed These are professional mangakas we're talking about. They're going to be aware that a lot of people will see the resemblance to a human figure.
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If they didn't want the fangirls speculating, they would've drawn that panel differently. And besides, those bedsheets are freakin' thin. Unfortunately chapter seems to say Doumeki sleeps over in another room. Not to say he couldn't switch one some nights Watanuki just gave Doumeki a ring. Even if the presentation itself didn't indicate, the gesture itself speaks volumes. These lovely visions are kinda weakened by the fact that Domeki eventually has a kid and an Identical Grandson.
Either something on the side for heir purposes, they had a magical artifact to take care of that in the storage roomor both. Maybe they weren't necessarily in love with each other, but the feelings probably went somewhere beyond casual.
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Domeki knows that his relationship with Watanuki is the only thing presently anchoring Watanuki in existence With the instigator of everything kicking the bucket, all his effects are being undone. As Yuko has said, she encouraged Watanuki to form relationships to ensure that, when No Ontological Inertia kicks in, he still exists.
If Domeki knows this, and has figured out that Yuko disappearing means its endgame time, than his spending so much time with Watanuki- more even than previously- can be explained by wanting to do everything he can to keep him from disappearing.
He is also suddenly studying folklore and mythology in an attempt to see if there is anything else he can do to preserve Watanuki's existence, as its the only thing left now that Yuko is gone. Unfortunately as it fuels a rather unlikable theoryDoumeki maintaining whatever relationship he has with Watanuki seems to be merely a perk. He's waiting ever so patiently for Yuuko to return Yuuko is related to the Amamiya family, Sakura's ancestors The source of the Amamiya family magic was never explained in Cardcaptor Sakura.
Yuuko has displayed all of these at some point in time. Sakura could do all three, as can her alternate selves in Tsubasa. Touya could do the second and third, and although Tomoyo didn't have magic in CCS, her alternate self in TRC could do the first two and possibly the third. The Nadeshiko of both worlds has displayed all three powers.
Finally, Watanuki himself is of the Amamiya line and has thus far displayed incredible dreamseeing powers and a slight ability to sense the future sensing the supernatural is, of course, a given.
This would also explain why he's so important to her, personally, in that he and "Syaoran" are the union between her bloodline and Clow's, and thus in essence he's her so-many-generations-down child with Clow. Domeki is a Quincy The thing with the ring just about clinches it. First off, we know that they're in the CCS world.
We know this because Yuuko was talking about the cute girl Sakura in this world. In CCS, the excuse- um, reasoning behind the weird pairings minus minor characters is that they're all attracted to other people with power, often romantically.
And it seems strongest between people of similar ages It also is strongest between those whose kind of magic flows together.
It may work for Himawari x Watanuki too. Oddly, wouldn't that disprove Yuuko x Watanuki? As Mizuki had moon magic, and Shaoran didn't like her because he also had moon magic, and Watanuki is Shaoran's other self, so he would have similar magic. But Shaoran was attracted to Yukito, who's whole existence is based on moon magic, and disliked Kero, who's existence is based on the sun, so attraction between people with power clearly doesn't follow a set of rules as straightforward as "opposites attract".
The explanation for Shaoran's attraction to Yukito was because Shaoran, being a descendant of Clow, would be drawn to Yue within Yukito, because not only did Yue strongly emanate moon magic similar to Shaoran's, he was also a creation of Clow. Conversely, since Mizuki's purpose was to ensure the defeat of this creation of Clow, Shaoran would immediately feel dislike towards her.
Clow and Yuuko- the sun and the moon. The sun and the moon. Does that mean that he somehow switched his magic attribute?
Or was he sun attributed all along despite being an alternate existence of Syaoran. That being said, the Syaoran he's an alternate existence of isn't the Syaoran of Cardcaptor Sakura, but rather his son, so it's possible that Syaoran did have a different magic attribute, no matter how identical he was to his father otherwise.
There is no coincidence, only Hitsuzen, because it has all happened. Everything is a stable time loop. Watanuki IS Clow Reed.
He'll become Clow Reed and gain power over years of watching the shop. He'll create Yuuko from his memories of Yuuko creating the greater time loop. That is why Fei Wong was unable to find a Yuuko in any other time to save her. There is no other Yuuko. Watanuki acquires what are apparently Clow Reed's glasses. For Watanuki, not only did he actually come out of nowhere, the Li family is on his father's side.
Besides this means he would have to be simultaneously dead and alive at certain points in time. It's likely that the fans know more about the Timey-Wimey Ball than they themselves do. Himawari-chan will grow up to be Yuuko Going along with the theory above, there is already strong evidence to suggest that Watanuki may grow up to be Clow Reed. And he has vowed to stay in the shop until he can see Yuuko again. Over the years his power will grow and evolve, until eventually he gains the ability to see causaulity and the past, present, and future.
At this point He will realize the tragic fact; the woman he's been waiting all this time for was right beside him all along. Himawari is Yuuko, but it is already too late, as she has contracted the disease that will eventually kill her. Remember the price Himawari paid when Watanuki fell out that window? Yuuko said that Himawari's scars would never go away, and Yuuko's back is clean. Still, who knows what kind of magic makeup she could've found in the meantime?
Watanuki is powerful enough to negate Death, that could have been fixed by reviving her in perceived perfection. Since this situation couldn't get any worse, I propose Domeki will become Fei Wong. Also, all images of Yuuko and Clow are "ageless" while Fei Wong is considerably older-looking; while we don't know how much older-looking Himawari has gotten possibly as old as Yuuko, we alredy know who's stuck in time. Remember that non-magical egg Doumeki carries around for when he'll have to make a "choice"?
If Watanuki's wish is to bring Yuuko back, maybe Doumeki will choose to grant it. I've heard the reverse: The egg removes Watanuki's memories of Yuuko.
I can see why even two generations later Doumeki wouldn't want to do it. Watanuku dies and combines with the dead remains of Ledou- i mean Lelouch Watanuki will become Fei Wong. Fei Wong Reed is a created being made by someone chapter Watanuki is a real human being so he can't become Fei Wong Reed. Kohane and Doumeki have dinner with Watanuki at the shop. Watanuki is protecting a mysterious, invisible entity "a child that wasn't able to be born" against some evil dark shadows that are lurking outside.historia de Watanuki Kimihiro XXXholic
Later, Doumeki fights the shadows with his magical archery, after which a bridge appears so that the child can pass on to the afterlife and wait to be reincarnated.
Watanuki tells Doumeki that the shadows were some kind of spirit made up of negative emotions, and that the child would not have been reincarnated if it had got hold of it. Yuuko wasn't Clow Reed's lover; She's related to him. Nothing is ever explicitly stated, saying that the two are together. That doesn't mean anything. Yuuko says from the start that she knew better than to tell people her real name, and it explains all the same why they were so close and she seemed to know so much about him.
That would make her family for Fei Wong, too. She has the talent with magic that seems to run in the family, after all.
She could be anything; from Clow's sister, to his daughter, to any number of things. She's got the Japanese name because, well Syaoran is descended from a child of Yuuko and Clow.
But we are never given a reason for Yuuko's death, although her youthful appearance suggests she was physically young excluding any influence her magic had on her ageingand it's never said that Clow never had children. On some occasions, the length of her hair is shorter than it looks. An example can be observed during the episode where the Twins are introduced, her hair is tied up in a small bun almost impossible to hold all her hair.
Meaning of the Name Yuuko's name has various meanings to it. Firstly, 'Ichihara' is divided into two meanings. Her "Ichi" generally has no relation to her as it means, one. It could however mean that she is the main character of the story or she was the first to be introduced.
Next, "hara" means wilderness, field, moor, or the plains. This could possibly mean that she is very knowledgeable and that her level of knowledge is vast just like the wilderness.
Moving on to her second name, Yuko. Yuko is a common girls name with many different meanings based on the kanji making it up, but in her case, the kanji that makes up the "yuu" portion of her name means "leading", which is fitting given her role in leading people to what they desire, and especially in being a mentor to Watanuki.
The "ko" in her name means child, and is merely a common ending to girls names. Personality The eccentricity of this character confuses readers because her guidance of Watanuki grants him a state of spiritual and paranormal awareness of great importance. Therefore some of her resolutions are meaningless at first, but eventually the plot reveals the origin of her wise decision.
Many times she seeks to act as a spectator, but in most cases, her intervention yields results that govern the speed and dynamics of the plot. Her histrionics confuses Watanuki, but end up involving him in serious situations, in which Watanuki, is driven by it as part of it. She's fun and respectful of all beings, being these kind or not.
According to the manga, good and bad are concepts that humans decide, and these do not apply to non-human. This kind of thinking occurs when, for example, she decides not to intervene to prevent someone from their mistakes or endangerment, . Though she acts sarcastic, bossy and annoying towards Watanuki, it's quite evident that she cares for him, as it was seen when she died; "my wish Sometimes she uses her lecherous side to disturb Watanuki to her great amusement.
She also loves alcohol, which traduces in sending Watanuki to the drugstore every time she's got a hangover. Towards close friends, Yuko shows a very different side of herself than when she is with a customer. With close friends like Oba-chan or Watanuki, she is kinder and more open to them. She shares more opinions and thoughts with them. Though she is close with her friends, she still keeps serious feelings to herself, not wanting to burden others with her serious problems.
We, as readers see these unmentioned or hidden thoughts through monologues by Yuko when she is alone. Many of these hidden worries are not revealed to other characters such as Watanuki even after she dies as she never reveals it to them.
Also, even though Yuko is sometimes open about her feelings towards others telling Watanuki that she is happy that he is at the shopreaders can see that most of the time, her feelings go unsaid. The reason to why Yuko hides her feelings from others is unknown but it is thought to be because she doesn't want to get hurt or too attached, mostly because she knows that one day she will vanish. As the plot advances, we can see that she sometimes acts immature to keep Watanuki from realizing the gravity of the situation around him.
She is a dealer in wishes as she will grant the sincere wish of anyone who is willing to make an appropriate sacrifice in return; the price is always equivalent to the weight of the wish, no more, no less.
In the case of Watanuki Kimihirowho sought to be rid of the evil spirits that plague him, the price was a long period of frequently demeaning servitude. As a result, she now has Watanuki as a sort of "personal assistant" to clean, cook, and perform other tasks she considers beneath her. She keeps Watanuki close and searches for him whenever he's in trouble in order to protect him. This is a connection she shares with Doumeki who's always by his side in the hardest moments due to his ability for exorcism.
When it comes to the gastronomical requests, she always challenges Watanuki to prepare the most varied dishes, which the boy makes without much problems unless some complaints, since he is very good in the kitchen. The travelers SyaoranFay D.
Flourite and Kuroganethe protagonists of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicleare sent to her from their respective home worlds in order to gain this ability. However, to gain the ability to traverse dimensions and the related abilities embodied in a being known as Mokona Modokithey are required to pay a price that equates the power required to grant the wish. At the shop, two child-like beings created with Yuko's magic, known as Maru and Moro, also reside there.
Their full names, Marudashi and Morodashi, translated roughly mean streaking and flashing; a play on the "xxx" in the title. The two have the function of grounding the shop to its unique location between dimensions. Oba-chan Yuko also goes to a fortune teller every so often.
When Watanuki asked her why she needed to see a fortune teller if she had the ability to predict the future, Yuko explains that one cannot predict their own future or else there will be chaos. Though she does not explain this matter any further, readers suspect that that by this, she means that if we tell our own future, we may not want to accept what we see and so we will try to twist our predictions.
So forth, Yuko goes to an older fortune teller, whom she calls Oba-chan. The two are old friends and often talk. Powers and Abilities She's a sorceress of great power and spiritual energy, who has gained multiple titles with her renown, but she is commonly known as The Witch of Dimensions, due to the travel she sent on the characters of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, in search of Sakura's feathers.
When doing magic, Yuko often summons her magic circle. Among her other abilities beside granting wishes, traversing dimensions, she can also create gods for other worlds which was a wish made by Ashura of Tsubasamanipulate time demonstrated when she had Mokona transport the Tsubasa group from Shara to its ancient past of Shuraand speak through Maru and Moro as well through other people's minds.
In the anime, when she sends a letter to Watanuki, her responses to him are in "real-time", depending on Watanuki's reaction. In the xxxHolic movie, she gives a glimpse of how powerful she can be when she faces the collectoreven though she does not use any offensive attacks.
She effortlessly dodges most of his attacks and is seemingly unscathed from a direct hit. She is not one to tell the customer the most direct way to solve their problems because in the end, it can only be solved with that person's own realization and resolution to change themselves.
Often if the person lacks the sincere determination to change themselves, an ironic disaster -that even Watanuki, who wishes to stop them from hurting themselves, cannot stop- will inevitably befall them. In Volume 8 when the Tengu-Karasu seek her help to save the Zashiki-warashi, their payment; the Tengu Fan was more than the required price.
Her abilities are not unlimited and may almost seem like a curse as it appears that she is unable to do anything for anyone or grant any gift other than feelings without it becoming a binding transaction. She possesses knowledge of all types of magic objects that exist, many of which are in her store. They made the two Mokonas together using their magical abilities, also met the original Mokona of Cephiro together in the other world.
Clow Reed is the one who accidentally wished for Yuuko to stay alive, stopping her time and effectively preventing her from dying for an untold amount of time.
In chapter of Tsubasa, Clow told Sakura-hime that "Being apart from the one you like, no matter how old you are, is a lonely thing.
And while apart, I'm wishing for that person to be happy. I won't lie to you Watanuki, because you are very important to me. She teaches Watanuki valuable lessons about the world and gives wise advice. She says that Watanuki now "wants to be here," and because of her help, Fei Wang Reed wasn't able to find Watanuki. They share similar interests in food they love snacks and sake and can usually be found together.
They were both very excited to do the Ghost Stories and the Winter Games along with other things. She is Yuko's fortune teller which means that Yuko trusts her with her future and whatever other aspect of her life that she might see in her fortune telling.