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Miyako Sudo was Masumi Makimura's girlfriend, and is the first ghost encountered in Fatal Frame II and Deep Crimson Butterfly. Masumi disappeared in the Minakami area while surveying the land for the construction of the upcoming Minakami Dam, though the search for him was called off after only 10 days. Refusing to give up, Miyako continued to believe that he was still alive and might need help. While looking for him in the forest, she "found" the Lost Village. Like many others who had entered the village, she became trapped there.her purse, which Mio and Mayu find later on. Inside the purse is a photograph of herself and Masumi smiling.
As she wanders through the village, Miyako writes in a Red Notebook. Miyako, like Mayu, has heard the rumors of a lost village that existed in the forest which disappeared in one fatal night. Miyako also writes of ghost encounters and leaves notes for Masumi, growing in her desperation to find him and wanting to leave the village. Her experiences in the village are traumatic, as she sees the ghosts of villagers and hears strange sounds from beneath the house. Even sleep provides no respite - she dreams of a woman's maniacal laughter, twins, and other horrors.
Eventually she and Masumi find each other in the Osaka House. However, Miyako states in her notebook she becomes incapable of moving, due to an injury sustained while looking for a way out with Masumi. Due to this, she stays behind at the Osaka House and waits as Masumi leaves to find a way to leave the village. She waits in the upstairs room for Masumi to return, where her final notebook entry is found, written in erratic and choppy sentences.
Believing that Masumi had returned, Miyako pursued him as he walked through through the Osaka House, unaware of his death. She followed him into the back room, despite him telling her to stay away. As she approached, Masumi's slashed and battered ghost pushed her to the floor and strangled her to death. Her ghost, the Wanderer, haunts the Osaka House, still searching for Masumi and asking, "Why?"
Miyako is the first ghost Mio and Mayu encounter when they enter the Lost Village. They spot her as they walk down the path, and enter the Osaka House to find her. Upon entering the house, Mayu sees images flashing through her mind, one of which includes Miyako being strangled by two unknown hands. Miyako's spirit leads the twins to find the Camera Obscura before eventually attacking them several times throughout the house. When Mio defeats her, Miyako leaves behind an Aragonite crystal she had with her. Mio eventually learns the truth of Miyako's tragic fate. Masumi was planning on proposing to her, but he never got the chance. Mio writes about the couple in her memo.
Fatal Frame: Deep Crimson ButterflyFatal Frame: Deep Crimson Butterfly. Her ghost is visible in the first promotional stills, released in September 2010, and was featured heavily in preview videos.
Bloody Ring SidequestBloody Ring Sidequest which goes into more detail concerning Miyako and Masumi's fate. The player must use Masumi's notes to follow his path around the village, and take pictures of the locations he mentions. Completion of the sidequest is rewarded with a battle against both Miyako and Masumi and an extended clip of the strangling scene, as well as a spirit stone and note.
Alternate EndingsPromise Ending, available only on the Xbox console, Miyako and Masumi are seen arm in arm in the Osaka House, staring up at the sky like the other ghosts in the village, happy once more as the crimson butterflies fly away from the village. Sadly this ending is not considered 'canon', so the resolution of Miyako and Masumi is unknown.
- While Masumi and Miyako are considered boyfriend and girlfriend in Fatal Frame II, the article Land Surveyors Missing and the corresponding entry in Rei Kurosawa's notebook in Fatal Frame III both say that they are engaged. This may be a translation error in the English version of the game since in Fatal Frame II, Masumi was planning on proposing to Miyako, but never got the chance.
- The concept for Miyako's ghost was from an experience that Makoto Shibata had in his youth. He shares his experience on the Fatal Frame III: The Tormented Japanese website during an interview. While attending a funeral, Shibata-san encountered what he claims was the spirit of the deceased. The spirit just continued to utter the word 'why?' (doushite (どうして) in Japanese).
- The story of Masumi and Miyako, and Miyako's end, is supposed to hint at the ending of the game. Although the injury that forced Miyako to remain at the Osaka house is never specified in English, the Japanese version notes that she hurt her leg - just like Mayu.
- For quotes by Miyako, see Quotes: Miyako Sudo.
- For other hostile ghosts, see Hostile Ghosts.
- For information on other spirited aways, see Spirited Aways.
- For articles related to Miyako, see Related Articles:Miyako Sudo.
- For images related to Miyako, see Images of Miyako Sudo.
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