History Characters / SamuraiShodown

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This is a list of characters in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.

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This is a list of characters in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''. Characters' names are listed in Japanese fashion (family name first, given name last).



-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Masaki Sasaki, Creator/DaikiNakamura (64 games, DistantFinale and [=CvS2=]), Creator/BinShimada (Drama [=CDs=]), Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (''Samurai Shodown Oni'' pachislot game)[[/note]]

->Our main hero who's out mainly so [[BloodKnight he can get some kicks out of fighting those who are strong]]. Likes to booze off with drinks and of course, fight. As a young man, he once lost against Jubei and gets pumped up to get stronger. After said loss, he studied under Nicotine alongside Genjuro, and ends up being chosen as the school's successor much to Genjuro's dismay. In his travels to find worthy opponents, he finds himself entangled with many events, first by Amakusa, then adopting Shizumaru, helping to tame his demon self, eventually later being targeted by Mizuki for his soul, and then getting captured and enslaved by Yuga, until someone (either Nakoruru, or even Genjuro) breaks him free and later, makes an inspiration for Takechiyo in his quest to fight Golba. Oh, and he's got a YamatoNadeshiko lover named Oshizu.

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-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Masaki Sasaki, Usui (main games), Creator/DaikiNakamura (64 games, DistantFinale and [=CvS2=]), Creator/BinShimada (Drama [=CDs=]), Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (''Samurai Shodown Oni'' pachislot game)[[/note]]

->Our main hero who's out mainly so [[BloodKnight he can get some kicks out of fighting those who are strong]]. Likes to booze off with drinks and of course, fight. As a young man, he once lost against Jubei and gets pumped up to get stronger. After said loss, he studied under Nicotine alongside Genjuro, and ends up being chosen as the school's successor much to Genjuro's dismay. In his travels to find worthy opponents, he finds himself entangled with many events, first by Amakusa, then adopting Shizumaru, helping to tame his demon self, demonic side, eventually later being targeted by Mizuki for his soul, and then getting captured and enslaved by Yuga, until someone (either Nakoruru, or even Genjuro) breaks him free and later, makes an inspiration for Takechiyo in his quest to fight Golba. Oh, and he's got a YamatoNadeshiko lover named Oshizu.



-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Eiji Yano, Kazuki Ishii (VI), Sho Hayami (Drama [=CDs=])[[/note]]

->The series' {{Bishonen}}, master of Iaijutsu, and formerly the main rival of Haohmaru until Genjuro appears. Ukyo is a complete ChickMagnet who attracts ladies wherever he goes. He suffers from [[IncurableCoughOfDeath Tubercolosis]] and has a crush on a certain girl named Kei Odagiri. He fights for her happiness, but not to win her love because of his short lifespan. He also has a link with Kurokouchi Yumeji, a successor of his master's Iaijutsu school and went out of his way to bring [[ViewerGenderConfusion him/her]] back to the cause of good, and later convinced him/her to become a nun. He was supposed to die after 64-2, but due to his popularity it was retconned in Edge of Destiny.

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-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Eiji Yano, Yano (main games), Kazuki Ishii (VI), Sho Hayami Creator/ShowHayami (Drama [=CDs=])[[/note]]

->The series' {{Bishonen}}, master of Iaijutsu, and formerly the main rival of Haohmaru until Genjuro appears.debuted. Ukyo is a complete ChickMagnet who attracts ladies wherever he goes. He suffers from [[IncurableCoughOfDeath Tubercolosis]] tubercolosis]] and has a crush on a certain girl named Kei Odagiri. He fights for her happiness, but not to win her love because of his short lifespan. He also has a link with Kurokouchi Yumeji, a successor of his master's Iaijutsu school and went out of his way to bring [[ViewerGenderConfusion him/her]] them]] back to the cause of good, and later convinced him/her convincing them to become a nun.return to their family. He was supposed to die after 64-2, but due to his popularity it was retconned in Edge of Destiny.



->The heroine of the series, most of the time the one being concerned in defeating the BigBad (compared to Haohmaru, who's in just for the fight itself). She is a priestess of the Ainu tribe who fights in order to protect Mother Nature herself, residing in the village of Kamui Kotan. Usually, she abhors fighting , but eventually she comes to terms on it and becomes more eager to fight, if it is to protect. She's usually accompanied with her pet hawk Mamahaha. Has a little sister named Rimururu. As it turned out, she made a contact with the spirit of nature to become their champion. She aided Haohmaru in his quests, but after the battle against Mizuki, she [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed herself]] to restore the harmony of Nature.

->SNK retconned her "death" in ''Edge of Destiny'' (which is after the 64 series). She's still alive but mostly "sleeps" within the forest, and her spirit only wakes up whenever there is trouble against Nature. Her status as a nature spirit also allows her to travel through time, thus enabling her to appear in her youthful self in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIV'' when she noticed a space-time crack in her realm.

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->The heroine of the series, most of the time the one being concerned in defeating the BigBad (compared to Haohmaru, who's in just for the fight itself). She is a priestess of the Ainu tribe who fights in order to protect Mother Nature herself, residing in the village of Kamui Kotan.Kamuikotan. Usually, she abhors fighting , but eventually she comes to terms on it and becomes more eager to fight, if it is to protect. She's usually accompanied with her pet hawk Mamahaha. Has a little sister named Rimururu. As it turned out, she made a contact with the spirit of nature to become their champion. She aided Haohmaru in his quests, but after the battle against Mizuki, she [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed herself]] to restore the harmony of Nature.

->SNK retconned her "death" in ''Edge of Destiny'' (which is after the 64 series). She's still alive but mostly "sleeps" within the forest, and her spirit only wakes up whenever there is trouble against Nature. awakens to combat great disturbances. Her status as a nature spirit also allows her to travel through time, thus enabling her to appear appear, exactly as she did in her youthful self the past, in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIV'' when she noticed notices a space-time crack in her realm.realm.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Becomes a nature spirit, allowing her to appear in times of great crisis to dispel any force that would cause calamity upon the world. She can also appear outside of her own time, as shown in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIV''.



* BarrierMaiden Specially after her HeroicSacrifice and its retcon above.

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* BarrierMaiden BarrierMaiden: Specially after her HeroicSacrifice and its retcon above.



-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Atsushi "Monster" Maezuka, Creator/ToshihikoSeki (in the Dengeki drama CD series), Creator/WataruTakagi (in {{the movie}}).[[/note]]

->American sailor/surfer dude turned into McNinja, fighting [[JusticeWillPrevail for justice]]. He trained under the same master as Earthquake, and completed his training to become a full fledged ninja. He is mostly accompanied with his pet dog Poppy. Is very much in love with Nakoruru, though [[UnrequitedLove she is way too focused on her mission on nature to focus on that]]. (To his credit, Galford seems to understand that and doesn't stalk her or anything.) For some reason, has an ability to generate lightning. Although at first seems like someone who doesn't have a focus except enforcing justice here and there, ''Edge of Destiny'' reveals that he had a father [[GenerationXerox who was like him, a justice lover]]... who got killed by Draco. Since he's also, well, evil, Galford sets out to kick his ass, for both justice and revenge.

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-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Atsushi "Monster" Maezuka, Maezuka (I-III, VI [re-dub]), Mantaro Koichi (IV, V, V Special), Creator/ToshihikoSeki (in the Dengeki drama CD series), Creator/WataruTakagi (in {{the movie}}).[[/note]]

->American sailor/surfer dude turned into McNinja, sailor-turned-McNinja, fighting [[JusticeWillPrevail for justice]]. He trained under the same master as Earthquake, and completed his training to become a full fledged ninja. He is mostly accompanied with his pet dog Poppy. Is very much in love with Nakoruru, though [[UnrequitedLove she is way too focused on her mission on nature to focus on that]]. (To his credit, Galford seems to understand that and doesn't stalk her or anything.) For some reason, has an ability to generate lightning. Can utilize plasma energy in the form of electricity. Although at first seems like someone who doesn't have a focus except enforcing justice here and there, ''Edge of Destiny'' reveals that he had a his father [[GenerationXerox was a sheriff who was like him, a justice lover]]... who got killed by Draco. Since he's also, well, evil, Galford sets out to kick his ass, for both justice and revenge.revenge.



* JusticeWillPrevail

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* JusticeWillPrevailJusticeWillPrevail: Lives by his father's ideals.



* LightningBruiser

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* LightningBruiserLightningBruiser: Quite literally, as he actually ''uses'' lightning.



-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Toshimitsu Arai, Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (in the DistantFinale)[[/note]]

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-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Toshimitsu Arai, [[note]Masaki Usui (I, VI [re-dub], [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Maximum Impact 2 and Regulation A, )]Toshimitsu Arai (II-V Special), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (in the DistantFinale)[[/note]]
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* {{Lolicon}}: One of the girls who accompany him in his victory winpose is ''a little girl''.
-->'''Yoshitora''': [[HarsherInHindsight "I love every kind of woman in this great world."]]
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* ForMassiveDamage: While his heavy slash was a codifying example of many, he has an UpToEleven version with his Zankousen (Slashing Steel Flash) move, which while slow, is an even STRONGER VERSION of that said heavy slash.
21st May '17 2:39:04 PM sampacm
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaeAraki
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* CaptainErsatz: His background and name are referred to ToshiroMifune in ''Film/SevenSamurai''.

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* CaptainErsatz: His background and name are referred to ToshiroMifune Creator/ToshiroMifune in ''Film/SevenSamurai''.
16th Apr '17 5:59:41 PM aureolindays
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* {{Gonk}}: The series' ugliest!
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* FamilyMan: Has a wife and child back home. His wife accompanies him before he starts a fight, and his daughter will pose with him in victory. His family even assists him during battles!

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* FamilyMan: Has a wife and child back home. His wife accompanies him before he starts a fight, and his daughter (alongside the wife and dog) will pose with him in victory. His family even assists him during battles!



* LethatJokeCharacter: His design was intended to be this way, according to the developers. WordOfGod even claims he's supposed to be a "Lame, but cool character."

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* LethatJokeCharacter: LethalJokeCharacter: His design was intended to be this way, according to the developers. WordOfGod even claims he's supposed to be a "Lame, but cool character."



* MrFanservice: His default costume leaves ''very'' little to the imagination. His design and mannerisms also have a {{Bara}} feel to it.

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* MrFanservice: His default costume leaves ''very'' little to the imagination. His design and mannerisms also have a {{Bara}} bara feel to it.



* {{Expy}}: Because of his look, especially the headband and glasses, Taizan could be based on [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Gendo Saotome]], who also has a wife (Nodoka) and a son (Ranma).


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* ShoutOut: Because of his look, especially the headband and glasses, Taizan could be based on [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Gendo Saotome]], who also has a wife (Nodoka) and a son (Ranma).
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* {{Hunk}}: Has broad shoulders as well as a nice muscular build, and is indeed a man's man.



* AnimeHair: As seen in his portrait.



* {{Bishonen}}

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* {{Bishonen}}{{Bishonen}}: He has a beautiful, feminine-like face, complimented with his slender frame and long blue hair.



* PrettyBoy: His youthful looks definitely land him under this.



* RapunzelHair: As seen from his portrait.



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* WalkingShirtlessScene: His primary costume makes him this during fights.



* {{Bishonen}}: Fits the criteria very well.



* {{Hunk}}: Complete with that trademark long red hair of his. What's more, [[WordOfGod developers wanted to make him a character with "adult appeal" who would leave a lasting impression for the female players]].



* TallDarkAndHandsome: At 6'0".



* WouldntHitAGirl: In V, the reason he didn't cut down Sankuro at first sight was because he didn't want to kill the girl in front of him. he would hit and likely kill a girl able to defend herself, but not a NeutralFemale.

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* WouldntHitAGirl: In V, the reason he didn't cut down Sankuro at first sight was because he didn't want to kill the girl in front of him. he
** WouldHitAGirl: He
would hit and likely kill a girl able to defend herself, but not a NeutralFemale.NeutralFemale. His profile further backs this trope by saying he can slaughter many people at once, not caring if they're male or female.



* {{Expy}}: Probably based on Feral Kid from ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'', like a female version of him. Not to mention the green hair and the tiger-like clothes, similar to [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Lum]].



* ShoutOut: Probably based on Feral Kid from ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'', like a female version of him. Not to mention the green hair and the tiger-like clothes, similar to [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Lum]].



* AffectionateNickname: Based on his BattleCry, developers nicknamed him ''"BAAAAH!!!"''



* FanNickname: Based on his BattleCry, developers nicknamed him ''"BAAAAH!!!"''



* {{Hunk}}: Easily. Like with Genjuro, Sieger was given attractive qualities in hopes of making him appeal more to the female players.



* LoveFreak: Possibly, based on his winquote, "Love is the best weapon in the world", unless it's just really one BlindIdiotTranslation

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* LoveFreak: Possibly, based on his winquote, "Love is the best weapon in the world", unless it's just really one BlindIdiotTranslationworld."



* MrFanservice[=/=]ForeignFanservice: [[WordOfGod Yes, really]].



* WalkingShirtlessScene

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* WalkingShirtlessSceneTallDarkAndHandsome: Perhaps not dark, but he's notably 7'0".
* WalkingShirtlessScene: In an attempt to appeal to female fans.



* PantyShot: If Rimururu is killed by a strong slash, her clothes will sometimes fall off her body, exposing her underwear or body parts. In addition, though she doesn't wear a skirt, the leg openings of Rimururu's shorts are large, and true to her tomboyish nature, she tends to spread her legs open very wide apart when she is lying down, allowing her panties to be seen. This is also especially apparent when Rimururu is killed, as her body will be almost always be lying down with her legs spread open as wide as they will go, and she will often convulse as she is dying in similar poses as well.

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* PantyShot: [[{{Squick}} In an unsettling fashion]]. If Rimururu is killed by a strong slash, her clothes will sometimes fall off her body, exposing her underwear or body parts. In addition, though she doesn't wear a skirt, the leg openings of Rimururu's shorts are large, and true to her tomboyish nature, she tends to spread her legs open very wide apart when she is lying down, allowing her panties to be seen. This is also especially apparent when Rimururu is killed, as her body will be almost always be lying down with her legs spread open as wide as they will go, and she will often convulse as she is dying in similar poses as well.



* {{Expy}}: Considerated by many as the japanese version of ''Comicbook/TheCrow''.



* ShoutOut: Considered by many as the japanese version of ''Comicbook/TheCrow''.



* {{Hunk}}: Sports a ''very'' impressive muscular frame for someone as young as him (He's 18 years old).



* {{Hunk}}: Of the fiery kind! In contrast to his more softer, androgynous brother's looks.



* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Samurai Guy]]: He's very cocky in his skills, only rivaled by his confidence in his looks.



* ChivalrousPervert: "I love every kind of woman in this great world."

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* TheCasanova: His intro and winposes seem to indicate so. In victory, he never leaves the battlefield without a lady in tow.
* ChivalrousPervert: "I love every kind He's definitely a skirt-chaser, but seems to respect and treat them well at the end of woman in this great world."the day.



* HandsomeLech

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* HandsomeLech{{Hunk}}: [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/snk/images/9/92/SS5sp-Yoshitora-%28304x224_25%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20100518063950 He's definitely got the looks, build and charm]].



* {{Lolicon}}: One of the girls who accompany him in his victory winpose is ''a little girl''.
-->'''Yoshitora''': [[HarsherInHindsight "I love every kind of woman in this great world."]]



* {{Narcissist}}:
-->'''Yoshitora''': "Don't worry, you're not dead. I really am this good-looking."



->Child of Ukyo's mentor, with... very much unidentified gender. Apparently based on UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga's {{Uke}} Mori Ranmaru, who just looks as equally feminime. Yumeji got expelled from his/her dojo and ends up becoming Gaoh's right hand man/woman. Ukyo later defeats him/her and instead cut his/her hair rather than kill her. He/she later becomes a nun and is responsible on permanently killing Rasetsumaru.

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->Child of Ukyo's mentor, with... very much unidentified gender.mentor. Apparently based on UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga's {{Uke}} Mori Ranmaru, who just looks as equally feminime. Expelled from the dojo of origin, Yumeji got expelled from his/her dojo and ends up becoming Gaoh's right hand man/woman. Later defeated by Ukyo later defeats him/her and instead cut his/her hair rather than kill her. He/she is avoided execution. Yumeji later becomes a nun and is responsible on permanently killing Rasetsumaru.



* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Or Boy?

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Or Boy?[[AloofDarkHairedGirl Aloof Dark Haired Person]]



* {{Bifauxnen}}



* IaijutsuPractitioner: Just like his father and Ukyo, sharing some moves with the latter.
* IllBoy: He was apparently kicked out of the dojo due to some sort of ambiguous illness -- though it's heavily implied that the "illness" was being female.
* ImportantHaircut: Instead of killing Yumeji as he/she begging it after his/her defeat, Ukyo just cut his/her ponytail and orders him/her to go home.
* NunTooHoly: Instead going back to home, Yumeji became a nun, but anyway he/she killed Rasetsumaru for real.
* ShapeShifter: in his/her debut, his/her special move is by morphing into other fighters.

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* IaijutsuPractitioner: Just like his Yumeji's father and Ukyo, sharing some moves with the latter.
* IllBoy: He [[IllBoy Ill Person]]: Yumeji was apparently kicked out of the dojo due to some sort of ambiguous illness -- though it's heavily implied that the "illness" was of being female.
* ImportantHaircut: Instead of killing Yumeji as he/she begging it Yumeji begged for after his/her defeat, Ukyo just cut his/her Yumeji's ponytail and orders him/her Yumeji to go home.
* NunTooHoly: Instead going back to home, Yumeji became a nun, but anyway he/she killed managed to kill Rasetsumaru for real.
* ShapeShifter: in his/her In Yumeji's debut, his/her Yumeji's special move is by morphing into other fighters.



* YesMan: He/she is pretty much this for Gaoh.

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* YesMan: He/she Yumeji is pretty much this for Gaoh.



* DidYouJustPunchOutChulhu: His intro image in the dream match, whereas he beckons the player while ''stomping on Satan's head''

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* DidYouJustPunchOutChulhu: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: His intro image in the dream match, whereas he beckons the player while ''stomping on Satan's head''



* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
* MsFanservice: Duh.

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* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
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* MsFanservice: Duh.Her default costume ''definitely'' gives this away. She even breaks the fourth wall to serve ''you'' at the end!



* ActionDad: Kicks butt and has a daughter named Koma.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He may look goofy, but he isn't regarded as the best fireworks technician in the world for nothing! This guy'll straight-up knock you out!



* BigBeautifulMan: With muscles!



* FanDisservice

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* FanDisserviceTheCutie: The guy's a ''genuine'' sweet, lovable NiceGuy who fights so that everyone will be happy and having fun. Then there's that smile of his...
* EarnYourHappyEnding: His arcade run in a nutshell.
* FamilyMan: Has a wife and child back home. His wife accompanies him before he starts a fight, and his daughter will pose with him in victory. His family even assists him during battles!
* FunPersonified: ''Definitely''. This is a man who ''always'' carries a smile on his face, goes to every festival he can and wants everybody in the world to have fun!
* HappilyMarried: To his beloved Karuta.
* {{Homage}}: The ''entirety'' of this man takes inspiration as a passionate member of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadaka_Matsuri Hadaka Matsuri]], an event in Japan held at least once every year. Parcipants, usually male, wear virtually little clothing while celebrating the harmony of a fruitful harvest and fertility.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: His wife is taller than he is.
* LethatJokeCharacter: His design was intended to be this way, according to the developers. WordOfGod even claims he's supposed to be a "Lame, but cool character."


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* MrFanservice: His default costume leaves ''very'' little to the imagination. His design and mannerisms also have a {{Bara}} feel to it.


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* UnskilledButStrong: He's a fighting ''fireworks technician''!
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* HourglassHottie

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* HourglassHottieImpossibleHourglassFigure
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