Recette Lemongrass

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Recette Lemongrass is the protagonist of Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale, a dungeon crawler / business simulation game developed by Japanese doujin-soft company EasyGameStation. A somewhat air-headed but sweet and caring young girl, Recette runs a house-turned-store in order to pay back an enormous debt her father left her after he decided to "become a hero" and go out on an "adventure". It falls to Recette to pay off her father's loans using her home as an item store, making increasing costly weekly debt payments over the course of five weeks.

Recette made her debut as a contestant in the Queen of /v/ 2021 tournament, the very tournament she would end up winning as the #113 seed. To this day, Recette remains by far the lowest seed to be crowned champion in a 4chan character tournament.

Tournament History[edit]

Recette's championship run began from the first round when a drawfag created a series of simple MS Paint drawings that depicted her shopkeeping duties and replying to anons, which helped her overcome the #16 seeded Jill Valentine by 10 votes. This OC was made at a consistent pace, and as the event progressed more fan art involving Recette was created, especially her round 4 match against Gebura from Project Moon whose fans are also known for producing quality contest-related OC. Recette's heavy thread presence, combined with a /v/ oldfag appeal and her series' light-hearted nature, became the key factors in the shopkeeper's unprecedented tournament win -- proving anons that proper campaigning for your girl CAN help her win a popularity contest.

Recette ended up winning the tournament by a fairly close margin of 19 votes againts RPG Maker icon and fellow Indie gal Madotsuki, making her the lowest-ever seed to win a character tournament from any of 4chan's boards.

Because of Recette's wholly unpredicted one-shot low-card winning performance she's often seen as the quintessential and truest underdog champion. Also because of this, her reputation in succeeding years has been mixed. While her underdog status is celebrated (perhaps by the majority), she has also garnered criticism from those who see her victory as being a weak crown-holder among the otherwise more conventionally "strong" powerhouse winners of /v/. In these succeeding years some have also accused her win of being primarily caused by hype for her underdog status, though this claim is somewhat unfounded as there were next to no posts during the Queen of /v/ 2021 threads themselves actually referring to her as an underdog or discussing her low seed even after her win; most discussion about her win around the time it happened instead focused on her strong campaign, with some pointing specifically to crossover with PMfags as a contributing factor to her success due to a prominent storyline during the tournament involving Recette joining the Ensemble from Library of Ruina.

Much of the mentioned criticism of Recette's victory stems from the now common knowledge that her prime drawfag campaigner was a rather seedy and extreme lolicon fetish artist, a fact generally unknown during her tournament and somewhat damaging to the wholesome image her campaign rode on.

Besides her run in Queen of /v/ 2021, in tournament lore Recette is also known for her close friendship with her finalist opponent Madotsuki, as depicted in many pieces of fanart featuring the two paired together made during 2021 (and even in 2023 as a part of Madotsuki's own campaign) in contrast to the fierce rivalry and general shitflinging between the two finalists of the year prior. Other tournament lore involving Recette has had her depicted as a fujoshi obsessed with her yaoi fantasy of pairing her king The Batter with his fellow schizo Grimm.


Queen of /v/
2021 - seed 113
Round Opponent Series Votes Pct. For
Round 1 (16) Jill Valentine Resident Evil 517 - 507 50.5%
Round 2 (80) Naoto Shirogane Persona 771 - 464 62.4%
Round 3 (81) 5-Volt WarioWare 797 - 415 65.8%
Round 4 (32) Gebura Lobotomy Corporation 606 - 526 53.5%
Quarterfinals (9) Shantae Shantae 931 - 548 62.9%
Semi-finals (4) Marisa Kirisame Touhou 709 - 549 56.4%
Finals (31) Madotsuki Yume Nikki 575 - 556 50.8%


Queen of /v/
Tournaments 20192020202120222023
Champions Samus Aran Reimu Hakurei Recette Midna Curly Brace
Elite Eight
Bold indicates a girl has achieved semifinalist status. Bold underlined indicates a girl finished runner-up at least once.
2B Ashley Ashley Graham Aigis Alipheese Alice Amaterasu Bayonetta Cirno Chun-Li Fio Germi GLaDOS Hornet Madotsuki Malon Marisa Kirisame Maya Fey Morrigan Aensland Princess Peach Ranni the Witch Roll Shantae Taokaka Tifa Lockhart
Qualified characters
AK-12 Adeleine Angela Baba Beatrice Buddy Cammy White Chell Chie Satonaka Ebony & Ivory Essex Fang Felicia Filia Flandre Scarlet Franziska von Karma Gardevoir Gebura Glamrock Chica Gruntilda Hat Kid Hatsune Miku Hex Maniac Illyasviel von Einzbern Jill Stingray Jill Valentine Kaine Kat Lady Lady Maria Mari Miss Pauling Monika Muffet Neco-Arc Palutena Peacock Pixie Plague Doctor Plain Doll Princess Daisy Pyro Remilia Scarlet Rosalina Rouge the Bat Roxanne Wolf SHODAN Tali'Zorah nar Rayya The Boss Tron Bonne YoRHa Type A No. 2 Zelda
Other characters
Erika Furudo Koishi Komeiji