I didn't specifically talk about it HERE, but I suspected that some form of spirit was manipulating the Human Village to turn and keep them pessimistic.
I HAVE BEEN PROVEN CORRECT.
Hata no Kokoro, a menreiki (type of spectre) with the ability to manipulate emotions is the final boss of Hopeless Masquerade. IT IS OFFICIAL.
Hence, my scenarios now have direction for what I'm going to do with Walfas and the like in due time…
——Other nine characters' scenarios, summed up
Hata no Kokoro is able to subtly but very effectively manipulate Yori Yamada's emotions and his way of thought to keep him unaware. After all of the fighting finally reaches the Human Village, Yori is LIVID, and steps outside to denounce such actions as betrayal of the status quo he does not realize is already gone. He then stands his ground and proceeds to fight the nine participants as all of the rest of the Village and the known residents of Gensokyo bear witness. Upon the first big fall, Yori refuses to stay down and releases his bodily limits as he descends into rage, further handed out by Hata no Kokoro, whose presence and influence is now FINALLY FELT. Once assuredly felled, Yori is purged of his rage and the control under which he had been placed; Hata no Kokoro shows up and faces off with the nine empowered denizens as Yori stays down in shame at his inability to resist and at what he had just done, feeling that no leader would ever do such a thing. The scenarios each end with forgiveness being given to Yori after Hata no Kokoro is defeated. The Village's leader still has much to learn even now…Yori's scenario
Subtle manipulation of Yori's emotion and ability to sense that something is amiss leads Yori to single-handedly stand against each of the nine denizens fighting around Gensokyo over the Village, in what he thinks is an attempt to usurp control and ruling governance from him and the council he has elected. However, at the end of this, Yori is able to break through and realize that he's been the source of the problem, looking at his hands in an intense, grief-stricken "what kind of monster have I become" sort of fashion. The rapidly clouding-up skies suddenly explode into severe thunderstorms with torrential rain as Hata no Kokoro, still unable to be sensed, then pulls out Yori's dark side and manifests it as a doppelganger, the intention being to silence the leader for good. Quelling it just long enough for everyone to come to once again and bear witness, Yori delivers what he believes to be the final blow, being very much drained of energy as the thunderstorms briefly let up in the skies. Unfortunately, his bad side goes up to its "Awakened" state and threatens to overpower him; thankfully, it does not happen. The presence of everyone else enlightens all of them to the true mastermind behind these events, and Yori stands up, newly empowered, to face off against his other self's more powerful state. Once successful in defeating it and restoring a spiritual balance within himself, Yori calls out the perpetrator, and Hata no Kokoro shows up before them all. Her continued attempts to try and manipulate Yori once again all fail, and faces off against the Village's leader. He, wishing to redeem himself, asks the others to not get involved unless he should fall in battle. In the end, Yori does indeed defeat the spectre, and the shrine maidens drive her away to thunderous applause and the weather breaks. Yori, injured and exhausted, self-injects a potent natural painkiller before using his strength to help those he hurt back onto their feet and start treating their injuries with his natural ways.
That's the sort of thing you can expect.