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    Mafurako
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    Basic Info
    Role Teleports Madotsuki around Block World
    Collectibles None
    Events None
    Location

    Block World

    Other
    Size Standard
    Killable? Yes
    Invisible (left) and under the Traffic Light (right)

    Mafurako (also known as Hat and Scarf Girl by some fans) is an NPC who can be found in Block World.

    Overview

    Initially, Mafurako appears to be invisible and only the hat and scarf she wears can be seen. By using the Traffic Light effect, her true appearance is revealed to be a girl with dark brown hair covering her eyes, a blue sweater, purple pants, and black shoes.

    Mafurako in the manga.

    Interacting with Mafurako will teleport both her and the player to one of five locations through Block World, all normally inaccessible due to being atop the world's blocks. One of the teleport locations has a black gate that leads to the White Desert A. When interacting with her again, she will once again cause herself and the player to teleport.

    Normally, the player will be teleported to one of five spots away from Mafurako. When this happens, she will return to the east structure of Block World near a one-way access from Windmill World and the player will have to seek her out again. However, if Madotsuki interacts with her as a snowman, she will always return to Mafurako's side on the return trip, shortening the process of finding her and the White Desert gate.

    Trivia

    The original sprites for a braidless Madotsuki wearing the Hat & Scarf effect.
    • Interestingly, Mafurako's sprites are located in Madotsuki's sprite sheet in the game's files. She is the only NPC with this distinction other than Madotsuki's Ghost. Her graphics replaced a version of Madotsuki wearing the hat and scarf without braids found in previous versions of the same sheet.
    • In versions 0.04 and 0.06, she was located in the Checkered Tile Path. Interacting with her there would still teleport Madotsuki to one of the teleport spots in Block World, although there were only three spots as opposed to six.
      • One of the spots Mafurako could teleport Madotsuki to in these versions was near a gate which housed a now removed event.
      • Strangely, Mafurako would not teleport alongside Madotsuki, meaning that the player would be forced to either wake up or use the Medamaude effect upon being teleported due to being isolated there. She was also unaffected by the Stoplight and Hat and Scarf snowman effects in this version. This persisted even when Mafurako was moved to Block World in v0.07. Her effect reactions as well as her teleporting alongside the player would not be finalized until v0.08.

    Theories

    It is possible that Mafurako represents Madotsuki's feelings of shyness. It is evident that Mafurako wants to be unseen, as even when she is visible her fringe covers her face. A fringe covering a character's eyes is also a common character design trait given to sensitive or shy characters in media. The fact that she becomes visible when the Stoplight is used may imply that she is consciously attempting to be invisible, and the Stoplight stops her from doing so.

    Furthermore, Mafurako seems to seek solitude. She is the sole resident of the very spacious Block World and prefers to ditch Madotsuki in a distant location rather than teleport back together. She only seems comfortable around the inanimate snowman, with whom she can relate (they share a penchant for winter clothing) yet is also impersonal and non-threatening. Mafurako's traits could possibly be interpreted as projections of Madotsuki's own solitude and her habit of interacting with inanimate objects (such as her diary, bed, and Famicom) rather than people.

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