Hu Tao vs Xingqiu is a reskin mod created by RedFlaim, which reskins Week 1 of the Base Game.
“Yoh, now why might you be looking for me, hm? Oh, you didn't know? I'm the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, Hu Tao. Though by the looks of you... Radiant glow, healthy posture... Yes, you're definitely here for something other than that which falls within my regular line of work, aren't you?”
― Hu Tao, Hello Dialouge
Hu Tao is a playable 5-Star character in Genshin Impact. She replaces Boyfriend in the mod.
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Hu Tao has long dark brown hair fading to crimson at the tips. Her hair is styled into two high twintails. Her bangs are side-swept to her left, the layers framing her face curled inwards and the layers behind curled outwards, and two shoulder-length locks of hair. Her eyes are a bright scarlet with white, blossom-shaped pupils. She wears a black porkpie hat emblazoned with a wooden talisman, adorned with a red plum blossom branch in bloom, along with an indigo tassel tied in a looped knot.
Hu Tao wears a traditional red shirt with a mandarin collar, a dark brown coat with sleeve cuffs, and black shorts with gold accents. Her Vision is embedded at the back of her coat, along with long rectangular coattails, and golden brooches attached underneath her coat's collar and waist. She wears a pair of mid-calf-length white socks, red straps with plum blossoms wrapped on them, along with low-heeled black dress shoes. Her fingernails are painted black, and she wears multiple rings. She wears a loose red bracelet on her right hand, though her long sleeves usually hide it. Her outfit is described to be the daily work clothes of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor's director.
- Hu is her family name, while Tao is her given name.
- On April 1, 2021, HoYoverse made Hu Tao their official mascot for April Fools' Day, replacing Paimon. Their social media accounts changed their profile pictures to images of her, and the official Discord server for Genshin Impact had a Hu Tao theme.
- Her name is a loose translation of "Walnut" in Chinese.
“Xingqiu at your service, my liege! I humbly trust that even one such as I, a mere bookworm, may yet prove to be of some utility under your wise leadership. Nice, I don't often get a chance to speak with such formality. It felt pretty good!”
― Xingqiu, Hello Dialouge
Xingqiu is a playable 4-Star character in Genshin Impact. He replaces Daddy Dearest in the mod.
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Xingqiu has dark, navy blue hair with golden amber eyes. He wears a blue earring with a gold tassel on his right ear. His vision is pinned to the bottom of the left side of his coat on top of a span of frilled, white fabric. A tassel made of amber which matches his eyes hangs from the vision.
His attire consists of a long coat of silk which gradients from black at the collar, to shades of navy blue as the material descends. The coat's underside is a contrasting yellow with a faint, wavy pattern decorating the fabric, alluding to his Hydro vision. His collar and shoulder plates are rimmed with a gold, metallic material and to the right side of his chest sits a large circular brooch. It's embedded with a blue jewel on the coat buttons and sleeve cuffs. Underneath, Xingqiu wears a white long-sleeved shirt with a frilled seam to the right, revealed by the slit of his coat behind two overlapping ribbon-like buttons.
He additionally wears frilled sleeves which extend from his coat. A clover-like ribbon of white, black and yellow is pinned to the right side of his belt. Beneath this hangs a pair of rectangular ribbons, one in white covering a longer, black ribbon. Those wields gold decals at their ends. He also wears a pair of navy-blue shorts with ends of black. On his right leg, Xingqiu wears a garter with a blue tassel below the knee. His footwear consists of a pair of white high-calf boots, black at the heels and soles with gold motifs.
“My name is Chongyun. My family has practiced the art of exorcism in Liyue for many generations. Fate has been generous in allowing my path to cross with that of your distinguished self. ...Oh, no — my services are free of charge!”
― Chongyun, Hello Dialogue
Chongyun is a playable 4-Star character in Genshin Impact. He replaces Girlfriend in the mod.
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Chongyun has light blue hair reaching his ears. He has ice-blue colored cat slit eyes.
Chongyun wears a symmetrical white hooded jacket with navy embroidery. Under this, he wears a blue shirt over white pants with gold cuffs, along with a dark navy undershirt. He has bandages around his right wrist and right ankle. He wears his Vision on the left side of his belt. His outfit is described to be as a traditional thaumaturge's trappings.
- The three symbols on Chongyun's clothes, underneath his belt, are from the Bagua, eight trigrams in Taoist cosmology that link between various concepts. In order of top to bottom, they are: ☳ (震 Zhèn, represents thunder), ☵ (坎 Kǎn, represents water), and ☶ (艮 Gèn, represents mountains).
- Chongyun's Chinese voice actor kinsen (金船) is also the voice actor for Xiao.
- The original image depicts Xingqiu as the playable character while Hu Tao is the opponent, but their positions were swapped as according to Hu Tao's Character Story 5, she wins.
- This Video depicts the development of the mod.
- If RedFlaim is willing to continue the mod, he would add more characters, with those he mentioned being Xiangling, Xinyan, Beidou, and Yanfei.
- Hu Tao's animations were based on Rapper GF's sprites.