History Characters / SamuraiShodown

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* BadassAdorable

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* BadassAdorableBadassAdorable: A top contender in Video game history. Nakoruru's petite body and sweet personality doesn't deter any less that she can kick copious amounts of asses.



* CuteBruiser

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* CuteBruiserCuteBruiser: Though in a slight LadyOfWar way. Nakoruru is cute and powerful, but she's ''definitely'' not StrongButUnskilled



* FragileSpeedster: Nakoruru is fast with her attacks and movement in general, but has very low tolerance for damage and will be killed very easily.
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* HimeCut

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* FragileSpeedster: Nakoruru is fast with her attacks and movement in general, but has very low tolerance for damage and will be killed very easily.
easily. And please note that there are ninjas in this game, and she's even faster than all of them.
* FriendToAllLivingThings
FriendToAllLivingThings: It's a must for a priestess of nature like her, why else do you think she can tame and befriend her animals that they'd fight for her? Her stages are usually filled with animals, and her ending in ''1'' involve a lot of animals surrounding her and be friendly.
** She's not always successful in this though. In the prequel ''V'', she failed to calm [[BearsAreBadNews a rampaging bear]], resulting the appearance of Rera. Over time she got better.
* HimeCutHimeCut: To further emphasis her femininity. She's not of royal blood, however.



* IncorruptiblePurePureness

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* IncorruptiblePurePurenessIncorruptiblePurePureness: In a good way. Nakoruru absolutely cannot be swayed from her mission to protect nature. Not even her own selfish desires.



* {{Nature Hero}}ine: The [[SelfParody Neo Geo DJ Station drama CD]] pokes fun at this in one skit. It involves Nakoruru stewing [[LethalChef horrendously]] [[{{Squick}} mismatched]] [[{{GargleBlaster}} ingredients]] whilst going on about how they're all natural, ''[[InsaneTrollLogic therefore]]'' [[WhatAnIdiot bound to taste delicious together.]]

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* {{Nature Hero}}ine: All her fights are dedicated to the protection of Mother Nature.
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The [[SelfParody Neo Geo DJ Station drama CD]] pokes fun at this in one skit. It involves Nakoruru stewing [[LethalChef horrendously]] [[{{Squick}} mismatched]] [[{{GargleBlaster}} ingredients]] whilst going on about how they're all natural, ''[[InsaneTrollLogic therefore]]'' [[WhatAnIdiot bound to taste delicious together.]]



* NatureSpirit
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: She's very gentle.

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* NatureSpirit
NatureSpirit: She ended up like this after ''2''. Which might excuse why she appeared in her youthful form long after her death. Even at ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', regardless of the BigBad's power to yank her from her dimension.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: She's Very very gentle.kind hearted and gentle, you'll want her to be at least her friend. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Just don't treat her as a mere pushover/doormat though.]]



* ReverseGrip: Uses it often.

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* ReverseGrip: Uses it often.This is how she positions her blade in most of her stances.



* ShipTease: Despite her dedication on Nature, there is a lot of teases about her and [[DoggedNiceGuy Galford]]
* WallJump

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* ShipTease: Despite her dedication on Nature, there is a lot of teases about her and [[DoggedNiceGuy Galford]]
Galford]]. She is, however, a ChasteHero so she ended up having to put him aside for her duty.
* WallJumpWallJump: Capable of doing such thing even when she's not a {{Ninja}}.
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8th Jul '16 5:15:04 PM Basara-kun
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* BigNo: He usually lets it out when he's beaten)

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* BigNo: He usually lets it out when he's beaten)beaten.


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->'''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Eiji Yano, Masahiro Okazaki (VI), Kōichi Kitamura (Movie), Neal Ford (Movie, English Dub), Isamu Tanonaka (Drama [=CDs=])[[/note]]


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* BackFromtheDead: Killed by Ayame after the first game, Gen-An was revived by Mizuki in the second to serve Ambrosia.


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* BreathWeapon: His poison breath, which in the first games makes dizzy the opponent and open to an attack.
* TheCameo: Gen-An also appears as part of character endings in ''IV'' and ''V'' (Genjuro and Gaira, respectively), as part of a background in ''Samurai Shodown!'' (first of UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocket SS games and port of ''IV'') and as one of the monsters in [[VideoGame/TheLastBlade Akari Ichijou]]'s super move in ''VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum''.


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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes[=/=][[EvenEvilCanBeLoved Can Be Loved]]: Although being evil, Gen-An has a lovely wife who loves him, evil or not, and children who loves him too. And he loves them as well, being a good husband and father.


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* FriendlyRival: Haohmaru, mostly one-sided rivalry (better seen in his ''VI'' ending) and probably the reason why he imitates his poses in the game.
* GrapplingHookPistol: His claw is attached to a hidden chain, so Gen-An can shoot his claw and then pull them towards him. One of the first fighting game characters able to do this along with [[Characters/MortalKombat1 Scorpion]].
* GreenAndMean


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* [[DragonWithAnAgenda Mook with an Agenda]]: Even after being revived and recruited by Ambrosia, Gen-An's plans to be the Evil King are intact.
* PoisonousPerson
* RuleOfCool: His big claw named after his wife, Azami. Even Gen-An himself thinks it's very cool.


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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is Genan, GenAn, Gen-an or Gen-An?
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* TheProtagonist



* ShoutOut: Based on MiyamotoMusashi

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* ShoutOut: Based on MiyamotoMusashiMiyamotoMusashi.



* YamatoNadeshiko: His preference on women, which Oshizu happens to be

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* YamatoNadeshiko: His preference on women, which Oshizu happens to be
be.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: In the DistantFinale.



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



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



* GhostLights (Can summon one as a projectile)

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* GhostLights (Can GhostLights: Can summon one as a projectile)projectile.



* LoveMakesYouEvil (Oh God, poor Kagaribi...)

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* LoveMakesYouEvil (Oh LoveMakesYouEvil: Oh God, poor Kagaribi...)



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair (Even after you die)
* {{Youkai}} (Yurei)

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair (Even WalkingShirtlessScene
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Even
after you die)
die.
* {{Youkai}} (Yurei)
{{Youkai}}: A Yurei.



%%* BaldOfAwesome

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%%* BaldOfAwesome* BadassGrandpa: Nicotine, even when Gaira doesn't get well with him.
* BareFistedMonk
* DidYouGetANewHaircut: PlayedForLaughs. In his [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/a/sszgai.htm V Special ending]], all bald characters from previous games obligate him to cut all his hair because [[BaldOfAwesome being bald is manly and awesome]].



%%* DumbMuscle
* ImprobableWeaponUser (he fights with his beads)

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%%* DumbMuscle
* ImprobableWeaponUser (he fights DumbMuscle: A strong guy, but not certainly the smartest of the group.
* GentleGiant: Since III, being the "giant" character until the appearance of Kusaregedo in V and the return of big characters in VI.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: ''Namu Abi Dabi'', a huge Buddhist rosary.
* [[TransAtlanticEquivalent Korean Equivalent]]: Kim Ung-Che, a former pupil of Nicotine, is Gaira equivalent of ''Fighters Swords'', the korean version of ''Samurai Shodown III''. He later [[EnsembleDarkhorse becomes a separated character]] in VI (console versions), which is basically a III-IV Gaira
with his beads)a different palette. He's based on Gaira's Korean name and not related to [[VideoGame/FatalFury Kim Kaphwan]].



* TheProtagoinist: Of 64 series along with Haohmaru (and Asura in 64-2).

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* TheProtagoinist: TheProtagonist: Of 64 series along with Haohmaru (and Asura in 64-2).
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* AssKicksYou: One of her aerial "kicks"

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* AssKicksYou: One of her aerial "kicks""kicks".



* CatGirl Often compared with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]] and even has her color scheme

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* CatGirl CatGirl: Often compared with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]] and even has her color schemescheme.



* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Refered to her change of sprites in VI comparing to II and IV Special.
* {{Expy}}: Probably based on Feral Kid from ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'', like a female version of him.



* SecrtetCharacter: In UsefulNotes/PlayStation port of [=SSIV=], called as Samurai Shodown IV Special ([[NoExportForYou Japan-only release]]), Cham-Cham appears as unlockable character and only being selectable in Versus Mode. She uses II sprites and some portraits reused for the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE4-7OIwrnA here's a video of her appearance]].



* WeaponOfChoice: Her BattleBoomerang.



* BonusBoss (In ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'' you will fight him either randomly or by fulfilling certain conditions)
* NoNameGiven (His name is obscured in the ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'' credits. Recently ist's been revealed that his real name is Sukihiro ["Kuroko" is just an alias])
* ShoutOut (Mostly to other {{SNK}} games, and how! He is ''the'' embodiment of this trope)
* SNKBoss (He is strong and extremely fast. Plus in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'', his weapon can't be broken)

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* BonusBoss (In ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'' BonusBoss: In ''Samurai Shodown II'' you will fight him either randomly or by fulfilling certain conditions)
conditions.
* NoNameGiven (His MidBoss: Of ''Samurai Shodown III''.
** DittoFighter[=/=]MirrorMatch: Kuroko appears to challenge you, and then he converts into the character you're using in that moment and fights you.
* NoNameGiven: His
name is obscured in the ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'' ''Samurai Shodown II'' credits. Recently ist's been revealed that his real name is Sukihiro ["Kuroko" ("Kuroko" is just an alias])
alias).
* ShoutOut (Mostly ShoutOut: Mostly to other {{SNK}} games, and how! He is ''the'' embodiment of this trope)
trope.
** In II he uses powers from early SNK fighting games like ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/FatalFury''. In VI, almost all his powers come from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series.
* SNKBoss (He SNKBoss: He is strong and extremely fast. Plus in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'', II'', his weapon can't be broken)broken.



!!Matsuribayashi Sugoroku

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!!Matsuribayashi Sugoroku!!Sugoroku Matsuribayashi



->A large, jolly man who really enjoys festivals and fun.

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->A large, jolly man who really enjoys festivals and fun. His character design and mannerisms are based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadaka_Matsuri Naked Festival]] that occurs in Japan. He was made to follow the festival motif in the game and was originally planned to be a boss character for Samurai Shodown V. According to the official guide for the game, he was developed from an earlier scrapped design. This character was a one-armed fencer with a cannon arm. His image changed when designers called for a "lame but cool" character.




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* FanDisservice
* LifeOfTheParty
* StoutStrength
* UnusualWeaponMounting



* NamestheSame: Despite the last name, Hanma [[InNameOnly has no relation with Jubei]].

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* NamestheSame: NamesTheSame: Despite the last name, Hanma [[InNameOnly has no relation with Jubei]].
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* EvilCounterpart: Dekuina in 64 and Half-Shaded Shiki in 64-2.
* LightIsNotGood: Or white in this case. Half-Shaded Shiki, Bust/Rasetsu version of Shiki, dresses with this color, but she's more evil than her counterpart, being one of the 3 guardians of Yuga's lair.



* TheProtagoinist: Of 64 series along with Haohmaru (and Asura in 64-2).



!!Yagyu Hanma

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!!Yagyu Hanma!!Hanma Yagyu



->He is an expert inventor of the Yagyu clan. One day, he was ordered by his superiors to observe a rival clan. To do this, he slipped into the clan under the guise of a body guard for the princess. The princess instantly found Hanma to be an enjoyable character because of his smiling face and appointed him as her personal bodyguard. However, one day, the father of the princess told Hanma to go investigate [[BigBad the mysterious puppeteer]].

Shortly before he left, he created [[RobotMe a robot version of himself]], called Karakuri Hanma (his bust form) to ensure the safety of the princess. However, in his over zealousness, he had made a mistake in the programming, causing it to attack her. Realizing what occurred, he was forced to destroy his creation and come to her rescue.

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->He is an expert inventor of the Yagyu clan. One day, he was ordered by his superiors to observe a rival clan. To do this, he slipped into the clan under the guise of a body guard for the princess. The princess instantly found Hanma to be an enjoyable character because of his smiling face and appointed him as her personal bodyguard. However, one day, the father of the princess told Hanma to go investigate [[BigBad the mysterious puppeteer]].

puppeteer]]. Shortly before he left, he created [[RobotMe a robot version of himself]], called Karakuri Hanma (his bust form) to ensure the safety of the princess. However, in his over zealousness, he had made a mistake in the programming, causing it to attack her. Realizing what occurred, he was forced to destroy his creation and come to her rescue.



* PerpetualSmiler: Hanma is smiling all the time, mostly as an ImpossibleSmileOfDoom.



* TheCameo: Gandara also appears in [[VideoGame/TheLastBlade Akari Ichijou]]'s super in VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum and in VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomChaos's Shiki, being defeated by [[VideoGame/GhostNGoblins Red Arremer/Firebrand]] means to be converted into Gandara.

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* TheBrute
* TheCameo: Gandara also appears in [[VideoGame/TheLastBlade Akari Ichijou]]'s super in VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum and in VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomChaos's VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos's Shiki, being defeated by [[VideoGame/GhostNGoblins [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Red Arremer/Firebrand]] means to be converted into Gandara.



* NightmareFuel

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* NightmareFuelMidBoss: Of 64 games.




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* StoneWall


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** OpaqueNerdGlasses: PlayedForLaughs in NGPC games.
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->He is an expert inventor of the Yagyu clan. One day, he was ordered by his superiors to observe a rival clan. To do this, he slipped into the clan under the guise of a body guard for the princess. The princess instantly found Hanma to be an enjoyable character because of his smiling face and appointed him as her personal bodyguard. However, one day, the father of the princess told Hanma to go investigate [[BigBad the mysterious puppeteer]].

Shortly before he left, he created [[RobotMe a robot version of himself]], called Karakuri Hanma (his bust form) to ensure the safety of the princess. However, in his over zealousness, he had made a mistake in the programming, causing it to attack her. Realizing what occurred, he was forced to destroy his creation and come to her rescue.




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* ArmCannon: Hanma Yagyu and his mechancial counterpart Karakuri Hanma are armed with these. Sieger's gauntlet has limited shooting capabilities as well (mostly used for close-range fire blasts).
** In his story, Hanma admits he idolizes Sieger, the reason why he wanted to recreate his gauntlet by himself.
* GadgeteerGenius: Also a BunglingInventor, mostly because of Karakuri Hanma.
* GentleGiant: Of 64 series.
* NamestheSame: Despite the last name, Hanma [[InNameOnly has no relation with Jubei]].
* RobotMe: Karakuri Hanma, 64-2 Bust/Rasetsu version of Hanma.
** ClockworkCreature
** RoboticPsychopath: Hanma's misprogramming makes Karakuri attacks Yukihime instead protects her.



->Gandara is a monster [[NauseaFuel comprised of thousands of corpses stitched and held together through Yuga's use of forbidden magic]]. Yuga uses it as a bodyguard, but despite its overwhelming strength, Gandara was defeated by Kazuki and Sogetsu Kazama. When Yuga revives himself in Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage, Gandara is made en masse and produced in some kind of factory. One of these is defeated by Hanzo in his ending.



* TheCameo: Gandara also appears in [[VideoGame/TheLastBlade Akari Ichijou]]'s super in VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum and in VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomChaos's Shiki, being defeated by [[VideoGame/GhostNGoblins Red Arremer/Firebrand]] means to be converted into Gandara.



* NightmareFuel



* OneWingedAngel: Well he/she is a SNKBoss

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* OneWingedAngel: Well he/she is a SNKBossSNKBoss.



* BloodKnight: Mostly seen in the OVA.



* HeelFaceTurn (His shadow)
* LoveRedeems (His shadow becomes a good guy after falling in love with Shiki)
* SwissArmyWeapon (His katana can turn into a jousting spear, a bow and arrow, a poleaxe, etc...)
* ThemeNaming (His attack names are named after demons)
** (Asura's shadow's special attacks are all named after angels in GratuitousEnglish, spelled backward.)

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* HeelFaceTurn (His shadow)
* LoveRedeems (His shadow
HeelFaceTurn: Shadow Asura, Bust[=/=]Rasetsu version of Asura.
** LoveRedeems: He
becomes a good guy after falling in love with Shiki)
Shiki, and even having a child, Mikoto.
* SwissArmyWeapon (His SwissArmyWeapon: His katana can turn into a jousting spear, a bow and arrow, a poleaxe, etc...)
etc...
* ThemeNaming (His ThemeNaming: His attack names are named after demons)
demons
** (Asura's shadow's Shadow Asura's special attacks are all named after angels in GratuitousEnglish, spelled backward.)
backward.



->A demon-sealing warrior armed with a giant spear who seeks to avenge his wife killed by Yuga. When needed the tip of his spear can turn to brush to write kanji symbols using own blood as an ink. Then, meaning of whatever was written becomes reality (like word "Fire" becomes a fiery explosion)

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->A demon-sealing warrior armed with a giant spear who seeks to avenge his wife and son killed by Yuga. When needed the tip of his spear can turn to brush to write kanji symbols using own blood as an ink. Then, meaning of whatever was written becomes reality (like word "Fire" becomes a fiery explosion)



* BladeOnAStick
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Come on, a ''giant callygraphy bush''!?

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* BladeOnAStick
BladeOnAStick: His Bust/Rasetsu form replace his calligraphy brush with this.
* [[ThePenIsMightier The Calligraphy Brush Is Mightier]]
* ElementalPowers: Everytime Taizan writes in kanji some element, this manifests it against the opponent.
* {{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).
* HeartbrokenBadass
* HermeticMagic: Morozumi heritage has the power to seal demons, a tradition Taizan represents very well.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Come on, a ''giant callygraphy bush''!?brush''!?
* ItsPersonal: Taizan goes for a personal revenge against Yuga, who killed his wife and son.
* MartialArtsAndCrafts: A fighter calligrapher.
* StartOfDarkness: In his battle against Yuga, Taizan stopped because himself was "becoming a demon" so he comes back to his house, seals his brush and guards his family's graves.
* SuperDeformed: Mostly [[GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed Graphics-Induced]] because of his other appearances outside this game, both for UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocketColor: ''Samurai Shodown! 2'' (port of 64-2) and ''[[CapcomVsWhatever SNK vs. Capcom:]] [[CardBattleGame Card Fighter Clash]]'' series for NGPC.
* TechnicalPacifist
* WarriorPoet: Noneless from a calligrapher.
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* AndrewJackson
** RecycledInSPACE: AndrewJackson as A [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair WHITE-HAIRED]] [[PrettyBoy PRETTYBOY]] WITH GLASSES.

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* AndrewJackson
UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson
** RecycledInSPACE: AndrewJackson UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson as A [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair WHITE-HAIRED]] [[PrettyBoy PRETTYBOY]] WITH GLASSES.
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-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]AyakoKawasumi (''Nakoruru ano hito kara no okurimono'' game)[[/note]]

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-> '''Voiced by:''' [[note]]AyakoKawasumi [[note]]Creator/AyakoKawasumi (''Nakoruru ano hito kara no okurimono'' game)[[/note]]
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* UnexpectedCharacter: Made his first playable appearance in nearly a decade as a character in ''SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos''.

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Made his first playable appearance in nearly a decade as a character in ''SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos''.''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos''.
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