Screenshot by Pro Game Guides

What does Scaramouche’s real name Kunikuzushi mean? – Genshin Impact

The most notorious villain in history.

Scaramouche was the sixth Fatui Harbinger who took the codename The Balladeer and eventually turned into an unnamed Wanderer. Once upon a time, before his involvement with the Tsaritsa's loyal followers, he took the name Kunikuzushi, which was largely inspired by traditional Japanese theater called kabuki.

Recommended Videos

What does Kunikuzushi mean in Genshin Impact?

Rather than referring to an actual character, Kunikuzushi is a name used to describe a villainous character in kabuki. Kunizushi literally means "country destroyer," and is a title reserved for characters with the most heinous of personalities.

During the Irodori Festival, players were introduced to the story of the Five Kasen, which was heavily inspired by the Rokkasen, six influential Japanese poets from the ninth century, namely Ono no Komachi, Ariwara no Narihira, Kisen Hoshi, Sojo Henjo, Funya no Yasuhide, and Ootomo no Kuronushi.

It's important to single out Ootomo no Kuronushi, as Kuronushi was the name of the fifth Kasen in the game. Throughout the course of the story, Albedo drew characters based on the event story, which was also a re-telling of the Kaedehara Clan's past.

Related: Wanderer’s Special Dish and how to cook it in Genshin Impact

At the very end, it was revealed that Aoi no Okina was coerced into retrieving a page of poetry from Suikou. The poem was related to the late Akahito, who was killed on counts of plagiarism. Suizome had realized that Akahito's signature red seal was missing from the plagiarized poem. When she placed his work on a stream, the ink ran on the plagiarized poem. In the final illustration, people could only view the artwork of Kuronushi by drenching it in water. His figure was that of Scaramouche's, implying that he—Kunikuzushi—was behind the crimes that forced the Raiden Gokaden to fall apart.

Check out our guide on How to change your Scaramouche’s name in Genshin Impact here on Pro Game Guides to help Wanderer live a new life.


Pro Game Guides is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Author
Image of Nicki Si
Nicki Si
Nicki is a freelance writer with 5 years of writing experience. She's a fan of anything from HoYoverse, from Genshin Impact to Tears of Themis and Honkai: Star Rail. She also loves rhythm games like BanG Dream! and D4DJ.

Write A Comment

What does Scaramouche’s real name Kunikuzushi mean? – Genshin Impact

Comments are on moderation and will be approved in a timely manner. Please read the following rules before commenting:

  • All comments must be on topic and add something of substance to the post
  • No swearing or inappropriate words
  • No asking or begging for anything free
  • Do not attempt to start a poll in the comments
  • Comments in all CAPS will be removed
  • We reserve the right to remove a comment for any reason
  • Do not impersonate a staff member or influencer

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.