Souseiseki

蒼星石, Lapislazuri Stern, Kadzuki
The fourth Rozen Maiden doll and Suiseisekis tomboyish twin sister. As with Suiseiseki she is a gardener that has the power to enter human dreams and carries a set of pruning shears that she uses to tend humans soul trees. She wields these in battle combined with acrobatic flight her spirit Lempika and her hat which can be thrown and returns like a boomerang a tactic she used to temporarily disarm Shinku in their second fight. She also has heterochromatic eyes like Suiseiseki but the colors are the mirror image of her sisters. Her personality is also the polar opposite of Suiseiseki she is rational calm quiet and deeply devoted to her master and to her duties including the Alice Game. She possesses a sharpness in her speech that is similar to Shinkus attacks ruthlessly in combat and does not tolerate subpar actions. Her appearance is not only the most masculine of the dolls but her speech is also noted to be of the masculine form using the first person pronoun boku instead of gender neutral pronouns like jibun or watashi. Souseisekis presence is much more significant in the anime than in the manga. In the manga her master wanted to use Souseisekis power to enter other peoples dreams and exact revenge on his brothers lover who he felt had stolen his brother from him. Since Souseiseki alone could not achieve this goal she fights Suiseiseki to gather the two gardeners tools the shears of the Gardener and the watering can of the Gardener which together can affect an individuals soul tree. She eventually realizes that it is her masters heart that needs to be freed and sacrifices herself to do. In the anime Souseiseki is devoted to a lonesome old man who uses her as a substitute for his deceased son Kazuki. She is shown to be slightly more eager probably from a sense of duty to participate in the Alice Game than her sisters. In the OVA she is introduced in the flashback in midfight with Shinku and later does not hold back in attacking a thenharmless Suigintou. Throughout Rozen Maiden trumend she questions her idyllic lifestyle and much to Suiseisekis disappointment takes part in the Alice Game out of devotion to Rozen to fulfill his wish of finding Alice and relieve his perceived grief. Her artificial spirit is named for a fragrance by Lolita Lempicka. Souseiseki was also the first runnerup for Saimoe 2005. Medium: Shibasaki Motoharu Anime / Yuibishi Kazuha Manga/Jun Sakurada alternate dimension manga/ Jun Sakurada real one. This is because the alternate Jun transfered the ring to the younger Jun because Souseiseki cant stay in the not wound world. Manga. Artificial Spirit: Lempicka
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