Main Profile編集



Wriggle Nightbug




Manipulation of insects






Unknown, last seen roaming a typical forest path


  • Blue eyes, teal hair, bug-like antennae. Wears a white shirt with stylized short sleeves, a black cape (red on inner side), and knee-length blue baggy pants.


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Wriggle is a firefly with the ability to control other insects. She likes using her ability to direct concerted performances for her own amusement. She also likes using it to attack humans who underestimate her significance or the importance of insects in general; she seems to take it personally when someone offends insects.

During the events of Imperishable Night, Wriggle attacked a pair of travelers that looked like they would be easy targets, but the pair fought Wriggle off without breaking a sweat.

Fun Facts編集

  • Wriggle's appearance and name are both quite androgynous compared to other characters, so it used to be a point of some contention whether Wriggle was a male or female character before the release of full version, her wearing pants certainly didn't help either.
  • The full version's official profile declared that she is in fact female. However, with lack of male presence in the series she is sometimes converted to male in R-rated fan-fiction, with both writer and readers being fully aware that she is officially a girl. Additionally, she is often made fun of in fan comics as being a crossdresser--either as a girl that dresses like a boy or actually being a boy who's just pretending to be a girl.
  • Due to insects being near the very bottom of the food chain, Wriggle is sometimes portrayed as "food" in some fan comics. Especially food for Yamame Kurodani, a spider youkai, or for Mystia Lorelei, a night sparrow (who in turn is food for Yuyuko Saigyouji, a glutton).
  • In fan works, she is often seen with other lower level, childish characters such as Cirno, Rumia, and Mystia. She is occasionally called or labelled "G" (short for gokiburi, or cockroach).
  • Pairings of her with Yuka have become common. This could be because bugs pollinate flowers, they have similar hairstyles, or maybe ANGELTYPE is to blame.
  • According to an interview with ZUN, Wriggle could have made an appearance in Touhou Hisoutensoku, however, due to a lack of time, she was removed.
  • In Imperishable Night, the player can go up to the top of the screen and focus to collect items without being at full power (the Magic Team doesn't even have to focus to do this). For beginning players, sometimes they would be caught off guard in the middle of stage 1 trying to collect point items and lose a life due to Wriggle coming from the top of the screen while the player is at the same location trying collecting point items. This sudden fly-in from Wriggle is sometimes referred to as the "Wriggle Kick" in the fandom and is parodied in fanart and fangames such as Touhou Soccer and Touhoumon.

Official Profiles編集

Imperishable Night Demo - おまけ.txt編集





Wriggle Nightbug

First stage boss. A youkai firefly. Possesses the ability to control other insects.

Certain insects have poison. If she controls something like a horde of poisonous mites (*), humans can do nothing against her. May be stronger than you think.

(*) "恙虫" (tsutsugamushi) = trombiculid mite

Imperishable Night - キャラ設定.txt編集


 ○1面ボス 闇に蠢く光の蟲
  Wriggle Nightbug






Stage 1 Boss, a Bug of Light Wriggling in the Dark
Wriggle Nightbug

Species: Youkai Insect
Abilities: Manipulate insects

Stage 1 Boss.

Insects gather around her. Even a huge swarm of fireflies can perform their flashing with timed synchronization. That is actually because there is a commander like her within them.

Those who carelessly regard her as a mere insect will be easy victims to the swarm of insects. When Wriggle is upset and serious, she summons a swarm of poisonous mites which carry deadly fever to humans.

She can't stand cold or insecticide.

Book Synopsis編集

Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red編集

Main article: Article and Interview: Wriggle

Summary of the article goes here.

Perfect Memento in Strict Sense編集

PMiSS wriggle
Main article: Perfect Memento: Wriggle Nightbug
  • She is considered unpleasant by humans because she is often surrounded by insects.
  • Humans tend not to kill fireflies, so it's easier for them to "mature" into youkai.
  • Her childlike appearance is a testament to the fact that insect-youkai are no longer equal to oni and tengu in terms of inspiring fear.
  • Individually, insects aren't very frightening, but they can be dangerous in large groups.
  • She is weak against fire, cold, fumigation, and insect-repellent.
  • The best time to fight her is when she is alone.
  • However, the deadliest insects she has at her disposal are harvest mites.
  • Harvest mites are nearly microscopic, but their bite can be deadly to humans.
  • If Wriggle appears to be alone but also looks confident, she is probably gathering harvest mites (or possibly fleas).

The Grimoire of Marisa編集

Main article: The Grimoire of Marisa: Wriggle Nightbug's Spell Cards
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