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"Michiko used to be an amazing dancer. When she danced in a red kimono, it looked like a red butterfly flapping its wings. But now, no one has the courage to watch her performance."
— Rumor

Michiko Beauty and Prajna.png
Difficulty Difficulty Full.png Difficulty Half.png Difficulty Empty.png
Alias Geisha
Gender Female
Character Day February 18
Career Geisha
Clues 4508
Echoes 858

Michiko Donelly, or the Geisha, is one of 21 Hunters IconHelpLoading hunter.png currently featured in Identity V Identity v.png.


The Geisha is a dashing Hunter, who can dash through walls and obstacles to quickly close gaps between her and survivors.

With her Triple Phases trait, she has three different forms.

Her first form is Beauty form. While in this form, she is calm and has her mask off, she moves faster and has a smaller fear radius. Interactions with the environment will lead to her second form.

She will change into Prajna form if she attacks, uses skills, goes through Priestess's portals or breaks pallets, but she won't change forms if she vaults over windows or uses telephone booths in Pack Hunter mode. While in the Prajna form, she will put her mask on, have a huge fear radius and will have a lower movement speed. Due to that, she will unable to catch up to survivors quickly.

Her third form is Panic form. When the survivors stare at her, she panics and uses her fan to cover her face. This activates her speed debuff and makes her unable to use her skills. Her movement speed in this form is very slow but still quicker than survivors.

Her ability Dash Hit allow her to quickly dash towards a survivor and close the gaps between her and the survivor. She can also go through walls and obtacles while dashing. If the survivor stares at her while she is dashing, she will stop, and the skill will be reset.

Her second ability, Soul Departure allows her to float in the air. She can use this skill to find survivors and dash to them quickly. This skill is also great for camping, just floating in the air and wait for the survivor to go rescue the chaired and then attack them while falling down.

The Geisha, Michiko, used to be an amazing dancer. When she danced in a kimono, it looked like a red butterfly flapping its wings. But now, no one can watch her performance anymore. Michiko is lost. No one can find her. Not even herself.


“For a beautiful woman who lives in a foreign land, the only way to protect herself maybe ... to obtain enough power. Gentle treatment will only make roses wither. But nutritious water can make roses last longer” —Michiko (Lady 13 limited season 10 skin quote).


Character Full Portrait Geisha.png

Michiko was once the best dancer in Yoshiwara, and it was claimed that when she dances it looks as if a red butterfly was gently flapping it's own two wings. Michiko, however, gave up everything to marry her true love Mr. Miles. The Geisha met Miles, a foreign army officer at a banquet where they fell in love soon after. She was curious and excited as a kid on this foreign land, but only found the marriage to be the beginning of the miseries. After they got married and returned to Miles’ homeland together. His father was particularly vocal in his opposition to their marriage. He was cynical of her and hoped to drive her out of the family home. Not long after, Michiko mysteriously disappeared after Miles left on a business trip. Miles' father claims that she ran off with another man and urged his son to find another wife. Little do Miles know that his own father murdered the love of his life (Michiko). Without knowing, Miles, however, started to search for his wife, Michiko, but no one knows where she went. Rumor has it that a woman in kimono always wanders at night near the Miles’. Her face is so scary and scarred, but when she dances, it’s like a red butterfly.[1]

External Traits[]

External Traits
Icon Name Description
External Trait Triple Phases.png
Triple Phases Michiko has three different moods and forms:

She assumes the Beauty form when calm: In this form her Fear Radius is smaller, and has high Movement Speed;

When angry she assumes the Prajna form: In this form her Fear Radius is larger, and has lower Movement Speed;

She enters Panic form when her face is seen by a Survivor: Her Fear Radius remains unchanged, but she is unable to use Dash Hit.


Geisha has four Abilities that are unique to her.

Icon Name Description
Ability Dash Hit.png
Dash Hit Michiko enters genesis mode and assumes the Prajna form. She ignores the terrain and rushes towards the Survivor closest to the middle of where she is looking. But, should Michiko's face be gazed upon by a Survivor, Panic form will be activated and special abilities negated.

Cooldown: 8 seconds

Ability Dancing in Misery.png
Dancing in Misery Michiko send out a Swallowtail Butterfly with a lifespan of 40 seconds to the target location. It will take some time for it to get there.


Michiko's resentment transforms into a butterfly spirit which can be used as a target for Dash Hit.
When a Survivor comes into contact with a Swallowtail Butterfly, it will attach itself to the Survivor for 30 seconds, making the Survivor a target for Dash Hit.
Survivors with an attached Swallowtail Butterfly can interrupt a Dash Hit by staring at Michiko.

Cooldown: 20 seconds

Ability Soul Departure.png
Soul Departure Michiko enters genesis mode and changes into Prajna form and jumps into the air to overlook the surrounding environment. Her Dash Hit also gains casting distance. But, should Michiko's face be seen by a Survivor, Panic Form will be activated and the skill will lose its effect.
Ability Dash Hit - Enhanced.png
Dash Hit - Enhanced Survivor's fear increases Michiko's powers. Michiko can now dash towards Survivors at a higher speed.

Cooldown: 8 seconds

Deduction Target[]

All completed Objectives reward the player with +335 Logic Points Logic Points.png for the Logic Path Logic path.png

Appearance Decoration[]

Icon Name Series Description Cost
Costume Michiko Original.png
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. N/A
Costume Michiko Worn Clothes.png
Worn Clothes Complete Character Deduction quest 10 Growth to get All the clothes are super tattered. Was it only a game they have been through? N/A
Costume Michiko The Bride.png
The Bride N/A This is the only attire she once longed for. She obtained it after losing that person. 2888 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png
Shiromuku N/A Filled with an emptiness, I have nowhere to express my heartache. 2888 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 12888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Michiko Lady Thirteen.png
Lady Thirteen S10 Essence 3 For a beautiful woman who lived in a foreign country, perhaps the only way for her to keep herself safe... is to obtain sufficient leverage on people. Lady Thirteen always said, "Kindness alone withers the roses. Only the valuable nutrients will keep the roses alive." ([Limited] Costume, only obtainable from S10 Essence 3.) N/A
Manchurian Crane N/A An elegant creation marked with a fragile nobility. 1388 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 4888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Michiko White Peacock.png
White Peacock N/A The poor peacock; a white dress stained with dust when first used. 1388 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 4888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Michiko Violet Peacock.png Violet Peacock Memory Sphere 1B The peacocks fly away, but they frequently linger and wait. N/A
Costume Michiko Blood Fan.png
Blood Fan S8 Essence 1 What released the raging souls? Was it the dried up blood or the deformed face? N/A
Costume Michiko Rashomon.png
Rashomon Deduction Star Tears can fool anyone, including oneself. 1388 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 4888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Green Peacock CN exclusive The solitary peacock dances, outshining all, then. At this moment, the lovers meet once again. 1388 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 4888 {{IconLink|Fragments}
Solitude 2018 Thanksgiving Gift If you possess the courage to stare directly into the abyss, perhaps you can find an escape route. N/A
Costume Michiko Silver Carp.png
Silver Carp Memory Sphere 1B Will the blessings of the golden koi fade away as the clothes lose their luster? N/A
Costume Michiko Shadow.png
Shadow N/A Today I saw the moonlight illuminates the grove, but my worries do not dissipate. 318 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 1188 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Michiko Autumn Reed.png
Autumn Reed Memory Sphere Season 3 There is an enchanting dewdrop on a reef flower in the courtyard, but it cannot be be touched. N/A
Costume Michiko Wintersweet.png
Wintersweet N/A The snow covered the tops of the rocks during the night and the wintersweet burst into full blow in the light snow. 318 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 1188 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Michiko Begonia.png
Begonia Memory Sphere Season 3 People’s hearts are subject to change, but only the beauty of the begonia is constant. N/A
Costume Michiko Peace of Mind.png
Peace of Mind Memory Sphere Season 5 Nothing in this world will ever last. How pathetic and laughable! N/A
Costume Michiko Man in Dream.png
Man in Dream Memory Sphere Season 7 In the depth of your dreams, a shadow comforts your soul. N/A
Costume Michiko Porcelain Doll.png
Porcelain Doll Call of the Abyss III The porcelain doll for the Far East emerged at the auction after it went missing for a long time. The ferocious soul attached to it seemed to have come from the Nether. The fools are therefore convinced that the Pickman's art has surpassed the dimension of creation - that he has the ability to access the Nether. N/A
Costume Michiko Myoga.png
Myoga Memory Sphere Season 10 Sweet taste at first, with a bitter aftertaste - just like my life. N/A
Colourful Lights Memory Sphere Season 12 Pine with Crane, Cherry Blossom with Curtain, Zebra Grass with Moon, Paulownia with Phoenix, Willow with... N/A
Brilliant Carp N/A The gorgeous clothes brought from the East satisfied my yearning for home, but they could not relieve my loneliness in the foreign land. N/A
Costume Michiko Pink.png
Pink S1 Logic Path reached 1208 A pinky lady dances in the palace. N/A
Yellow Call of the Abyss I Her long yellow sleeves lull you into a sweet dream. N/A
Cyan Lantern Deal 288 Currency Inspirations Icon.png
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OPPO Green OPPO Crossover

CN Exclusive

OPPO Exclusive Costume. N/A
Purple Lantern Deal 288 Currency Inspirations Icon.png
Green Unreleased N/A N/A
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Accessory Reluctant Hug.png
Reluctant Hug Memory Sphere S3 If today’s meeting is our last, life will feel like perpetual rain.
Special Effect
Avatar Switch, Replaces Hug Emote
1888 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 8388 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Falling Butterfly.png
Falling Butterfly N/A She cherishes the hairpin made by her lover far away
Special Effects
Updated effects & Increases falling butterflies
1068 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 3888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Burning Cherry N/A The snow drifts in the air and the cherry blossoms fall, washing away my hatred. A hair ornament made in the park while admiring cherry blossoms.
Special Effects
Grants a special effect when Michiko changes forms or uses soul departure
1068 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 3888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Kitsune Mask S14 Rank Essence Hearing Kitsune's howl in the summer is a sign of bad luck.
Special Effects
Replaces ability effects
Accessory Red Spider Lily.png
Red Spider Lily Memory Sphere 1B Flowers without leaves, leaves without flowers, never will they meet.
Love is not cause and effect, fate is doomed to death, a lifetime on a different shore, a drink to forget it all.
Accessory Cherry.png
Cherry Memory Sphere Season 3 Songs from the Qi kingdom, wind and drum music from the Qin kingdom and the stringed instrument of a palace maid, King You of Zhoe paid a huge sum to please his concubine. N/A
Accessory Edelweiss.png
Edelweiss Memory Sphere Season 9 Who will put this ornament from the Snow Kingdom on Geisha? 258 Echoes Echoes.png or 968 Fragments Fragments.png
Icon Type Name Series Description
Graffiti Muse Mark.png
Graffiti Muse Mark Already Equipped The Graffiti content for all survivors and hunters, Muse Mark
Graffiti Geisha Customization.png
Graffiti Geisha - Customization N/A Special Geisha Graffiti. She silently demonstrates her declaration of customization.
Graffiti Geisha Back to School.png
Graffiti Geisha - Back to School Back to School Event Geisha's exclusive Graffiti, Back to School
Graffiti Geisha - Silhouette S2 Essence 1 Geisha's exclusive Graffiti, Silhouette
Graffiti Geisha - Hannya Cartoon S2 Essence 1 Geisha's exclusive Graffiti, Hannya Cartoon
Graffiti Geisha - Cute Geisha's exclusive Graffiti, Cute
Graffiti Geisha - Hannya Cute Geisha's exclusive Graffiti, Hannya Cute
Emote Survivor Dance.png
Emote Dance Mid-Autumn Festival Event Geisha's exclusive dance emote
Emote Salute Memory Sphere Season 3 Salute Motion, exclusive to Geisha
Emote Rolls 4-Sided Dice 4-sided Dice Enthusiast

60 Echoes

Rolls 4-sided Dice Motion, exclusive to Doctor
Standby Motion
Icon Name Series Description
Standby Motion Default.png
Default Already Equipped Hunter's default motion in matching room
Standby Motion Hide and Seek.png
Hide-and-Seek S1 Essence 4 Geisha's motion in matching room, Hide-and-seek
Standby Motion Laugh.png
Laugh S1 Essence 4 Geisha's motion in matching room, Laugh
Standby Motion Visit.png
Visit S1 Essence 4 Geisha's motion in matching room, Visit



  • Her birthday is on 18th of February.
  • She is interested in Waka (Japanese poetry).
  • She is a talented dancer.
  • She hates mirrors and people looking at her.
  • She likes noumen, vein and kimonos.
  • Her ability to go through terrain is similar to The Nurse's ability from Dead by Daylight.
  • Michiko, like a real geisha has the scarlet-fringed collar of the kimono that hangs very loosely in the back to accentuate the nape of the neck, which is considered a primary erotic area in Japanese sexuality. She wears the same white makeup for her face on her nape, leaving two stripes of bare skin exposed.
  • Upon completing her character day quests, you will receive a "Decrepit Letter" saying,

Dear Mr. Donnelly: It has been six months since we last met, and I wonder how you have been doing?
I have secured and stored the item you placed under my care to avoid unwanted attention.
However, the expenditure to relocate the item has exceeded my savings. Therefore, I humbly ask you to offer additional funding to finance the storing fee.
On the other hand, I have overheard about an unsettling investigation on your son. Please reply to this letter at your earliest convenience to evade further conflict.

I wish you good health.

Your loyal servant,
Eugene Hayward

  • Michiko was murdered by Miles' Father who then lied to his son saying she had run off with another man


See Also[]

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