History Franchise / Onimusha

12th Feb '16 10:40:39 AM GrammarNavi
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'''''Onimusha''''' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the {{PlayStation 2}}. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of his greatest triumph. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes of the king of the Genma, (various types of demons that feast on humans) Fortinbras, who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.

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'''''Onimusha''''' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the {{PlayStation 2}}.UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of his greatest triumph. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes of the king of the Genma, (various types of demons that feast on humans) Fortinbras, who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.
28th Jan '16 4:13:49 PM nombretomado
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Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''SuperSmashBros'' for the [[PlaystationTwo Playstation 2]], which features characters from the first two games (as well as Gargant, who first appears in the third game); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of '''''Genma Onimusha'''''.

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Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''SuperSmashBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for the [[PlaystationTwo Playstation 2]], UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which features characters from the first two games (as well as Gargant, who first appears in the third game); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of '''''Genma Onimusha'''''.
16th Dec '15 2:21:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* HellHasNewManagement: After Fortinbras gets taken out, Nobunaga takes over hell and becomes the new demon king.



* LikeABadAssOutOfHell: After Fortinbras gets taken out, Nobunaga takes over hell and becomes the new demon king.
13th Dec '15 2:47:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* DemonOfHumanOrigin: The first three games of the series deal with the aftermath of demons taking the soul of Japanese warlord UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga and striking a deal with him to become a demon and give demons sway over Japan. After [[DemonLord the king of the demons]] is killed at the end of the first game, Nobunaga becomes the new demon king ([[DemonKingNobunaga it happens more often than you'd think]]) and begins to lead them in conquering Japan, with the eventual goal to TakeOverTheWorld.
5th Jun '15 8:37:56 AM Onitatsu
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRatingZeroPercentApprovalRating: The Genma and any lord who decides to side with then for power.



* AnachronismStew

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* AnachronismStewAnachronismStew: Though is often highly implied that some machinery came from both the Oni and the Genma.



** Then again, the word "Tenka" can mean World but is often used to refer to Japan, making it a translation error.



** ''Soul'' has a whole list of various daimyos who get this by siding with the Genma.



* InfinityMinusOneSword: In ''Shin Onimusha'' this is what you get from the 50th level of the Dark Realm: Said weapons do have elemental magic and are usually more powerful than the late level weapons you can buy from the shop in the final act like Anguish or Fudo. Soki also has Balmunk, the Dark-Elemental sword which, alas, can only be obtained as a rare drop from the deadly (and rare) Black Genma Generals.



** In the fourth game, this is your reward for finishing the Dark Realm: they're the most powerful of the group and give nice bonuses to stats, but are non-elemental, meaning that you're unable to use Oni Magic.



* LightIsNotGood: Fortinbras, as the BigBad of ''Dawn Of Dreams'', where he is explicitly referred to as the God of Light. In the first game, he was your standard dark demon overlord.

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* LightIsNotGood: Fortinbras, as the BigBad of ''Dawn Of Dreams'', where he is explicitly referred to as the God of Light. In the first game, he was your standard dark demon overlord. Also worth noticing that noone of the five heroes start with a light-aligned weapon... whose magic is still effective against certain Bosses (Like Claudius).



* YagyuJubei

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* YagyuJubeiYagyuJubei: Zigzagged, he's in the second game as the main hero (Who's actually the classical Jubei's grandfather, Sekishusai). In the fourth game is established that the title Jubei is given to the strongest swordman of the Yagyu clan.
10th Apr '15 7:47:02 PM LastLivingKid
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* JigglePhysics: Very noticeable on Kaede in the first game. Her breasts bounce every time she so much as turns around.
26th Dec '14 2:20:51 AM poi99
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The narration in the first game says that Tokichiro will eventually go on to conquer the entire world under a different name. Uh...sure, if by the world you mean the majority of Japan.
24th Nov '14 2:15:15 AM Vandegraff1
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In the fourth and final installment, '''''Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams''''' (2006), Nobunaga's chief general, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, has replaced his master and finished conquering Japan as Nobunaga dreamed. With a unified Japan behind him he begins a war of conquest on the mainland, but his inability to score a decisive victory makes him turn to the Genma for help. Hideyoshi will supposedly receive the power of a god from the Genma, the Genma run rampant in the land, and perhaps worst of all, Hideyoshi is turning his own soldiers into battle crazed, bloodthirsty human-Genma hybrids. And the Genma have their own agenda and a devious plan to bring it to fruition... however, Hideyoshi's adopted son, known as Soki, and a band of powerful warriors take up arms to defeat him. Dawn of Dreams expanded the RPG elements and gameplay depth, moving away from the "tank controls" the previous games had used to something more manageable, while removing many of the annoying puzzles to make a more satisfying experience.

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In the fourth and final installment, '''''Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams''''' (2006), Nobunaga's chief general, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, has replaced his master and finished conquering Japan as Nobunaga dreamed. With a unified Japan behind him he begins a war of conquest on the mainland, but his inability to score a decisive victory makes him turn to the Genma for help. Hideyoshi will supposedly receive the power of a god from the Genma, the Genma run rampant in the land, and perhaps worst of all, Hideyoshi is turning his own soldiers into battle crazed, bloodthirsty human-Genma hybrids. And the Genma have their own agenda and a devious plan to bring it to fruition... however, Hideyoshi's adopted son, known as Soki, and a band of powerful warriors take up arms to defeat him. Dawn of Dreams expanded the RPG elements and gameplay depth, moving away from the "tank controls" TankControls the previous games had used to something more manageable, while removing many of the annoying puzzles to make a more satisfying experience.
6th Nov '14 6:26:09 PM morenohijazo
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* ZombiePukeAttack: The Lost Souls (read: Zombies of what appears to be former christian monks) from ''Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams'' can sometimes puke orangeish slime as a form of attack. If memory serves me well, you can also get damaged by stepping on it.
14th Aug '14 8:25:25 PM TheWanderer
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'''''Onimusha''''' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the {{PlayStation 2}}. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of his greatest triumph. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes of the demon king Fortinbras who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.

'''''Onimusha: Warlords''''' (released in 2000 as one of the [=PS2=]'s launch titles) sees protagonist Samanosuke racing to attempt to rescue a princess of the Saito clan, who has written to him of strange disappearances and events around their castle, and how she suspects demonic involvement. When he arrives, the castle is already under mass attack from demons and the princess has been kidnapped to be sacrificed as part of the ritual for resurrecting Nobunaga. Initially at a severe disadvantage against the demons, Samanosuke receives a power up from a demon clan that rivals the one backing Nobunaga, and one which has been virtually destroyed. This allows him the use of a supernatural gauntlet which sucks the souls out of defeated demons and uses their power to aid him. He eventually confronts and kills the Genma king, Fortinbras; The epilogue, however, reveals that [[SequelHook Nobunaga managed to come back to life anyway]], and conquers the Saito clan territory while Samanosuke vanishes and is presumed dead.

'''''Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny''''' (released in 2002) has fewer survival horror elements and more pure action-adventure. Nobunaga is solidifying his hold on Japan at the head of a demon army, making rapid and cruel conquests. One of these conquests is [[DoomedHometown Yagyu village]], which causes YagyuJubei, (not the historical Jubei but his grandfather; In the game, the name Jubei is a title given to the head of the Yagyu clan) the half-demon head of the Yagyu clan and a renowned swordsman, to swear vengeance on Nobunaga. This game also features a supporting cast of four characters, each an outstanding warrior in his or her own way (or at least important to the plot) who, depending on the relationships Jubei forges with them, may be important in aiding him in his quest, or have the potential to be an enemy. Despite seemingly being bested by Jubei, Nobunaga swears to return and continue to wreak havoc.

'''''Onimusha 3: Demon Siege''''' (2004) returns to having Samanosuke as the protagonist. In 1582 he leads an attack on Nobunaga's stronghold and slay Nobunaga himself, but before he can deal the final blow, the Genma open a portal that, ala SamuraiJack, sends Samanosuke into the future. In France circa 2004, French [=DGSE=] agent Jacques Blanc is attempting to aid the French military in holding back the demon hordes. When Samanosuke arrives on the scene, the time portal reopens, and Jaqcues is sent back to about a week before Samanosuke left. The player switches back and forth between the two characters and eras, each attempting to defeat the demons. At the end Samanosuke defeats Nobunaga and absorbs his soul, preventing him from returning again.

In the fourth and final installment, '''''Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams''''' (2006), Nobunaga's chief general, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, has replaced his master and finished conquering Japan as Nobunaga dreamed. With a unified Japan behind him he begins a war of conquest on the mainland, but his inability to score a decisive victory makes him turn to the demons for help. Hideyoshi will supposedly receive the power of a god, the Genma run rampant in the land, and perhaps worst of all, Hideyoshi is turning his own soldiers into battle crazed, bloodthirsty human-demon hybrids. And the Genma have their own agenda and a devious plan to bring it to fruition... however, Hideyoshi's adopted son, known as Soki, and a band of powerful warriors take up arms to defeat him. Dawn of Dreams expanded the RPG elements and gameplay depth, moving away from the "tank controls" the previous games had used to something more manageable, while removing many of the annoying puzzles to make a more satisfying experience.

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'''''Onimusha''''' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the {{PlayStation 2}}. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of his greatest triumph. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes of the demon king Fortinbras of the Genma, (various types of demons that feast on humans) Fortinbras, who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.

'''''Onimusha: Warlords''''' (released in 2000 as one of the [=PS2=]'s launch titles) sees protagonist Samanosuke racing to attempt to rescue a princess of the Saito clan, who has written to him of strange disappearances and events around their castle, and how she suspects demonic involvement. When he arrives, the castle is already under mass attack from demons and the princess has been kidnapped to be sacrificed as part of the ritual for resurrecting Nobunaga. Initially at a severe disadvantage against the demons, Samanosuke receives a power up from from the Oni, a demon clan of demons that were once rivals to the one backing Nobunaga, and one Genma, but which has been virtually destroyed. destroyed by the Genma. This allows him the use of a supernatural gauntlet which sucks the souls out of defeated demons Genma and uses their power to aid him. He eventually confronts and kills the Genma king, Fortinbras; The epilogue, however, reveals that [[SequelHook Nobunaga managed to come back to life anyway]], and conquers the Saito clan territory while Samanosuke vanishes and is presumed dead.

'''''Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny''''' (released in 2002) has fewer survival horror elements than the original and leans more toward pure action-adventure. Nobunaga is solidifying his hold on Japan at the head of a demon Genma army, making rapid and cruel conquests. One of these conquests is [[DoomedHometown Yagyu village]], which causes YagyuJubei, (not the historical Jubei but his grandfather; In in the game, the name Jubei is a title given to the head of the Yagyu clan) the half-demon half-oni head of the Yagyu clan and a renowned swordsman, to swear vengeance on Nobunaga. This game also features a supporting cast of four characters, each an outstanding warrior in his or her own way (or at least important to the plot) who, depending on the relationships Jubei forges with them, may be important in aiding him in his quest, or have the potential to be an enemy. Despite seemingly being bested by Jubei, Nobunaga swears to return and continue to wreak havoc.

'''''Onimusha 3: Demon Siege''''' (2004) returns to having Samanosuke as the protagonist. In 1582 he leads an attack on Nobunaga's stronghold and intends to slay Nobunaga himself, but before he can deal the final blow, the Genma open a portal that, ala SamuraiJack, sends Samanosuke into the future. In France circa 2004, French [=DGSE=] agent Jacques Blanc is attempting to aid the French military in holding back the demon Genma hordes. When Samanosuke arrives on the scene, the time portal reopens, and Jaqcues is sent back to about a week before Samanosuke left. The player switches back and forth between the two characters and eras, each attempting to defeat the demons. Genma. At the end Samanosuke defeats Nobunaga and absorbs his soul, soul into the Oni gauntlet, preventing him from returning again.

In the fourth and final installment, '''''Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams''''' (2006), Nobunaga's chief general, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, has replaced his master and finished conquering Japan as Nobunaga dreamed. With a unified Japan behind him he begins a war of conquest on the mainland, but his inability to score a decisive victory makes him turn to the demons Genma for help. Hideyoshi will supposedly receive the power of a god, god from the Genma, the Genma run rampant in the land, and perhaps worst of all, Hideyoshi is turning his own soldiers into battle crazed, bloodthirsty human-demon human-Genma hybrids. And the Genma have their own agenda and a devious plan to bring it to fruition... however, Hideyoshi's adopted son, known as Soki, and a band of powerful warriors take up arms to defeat him. Dawn of Dreams expanded the RPG elements and gameplay depth, moving away from the "tank controls" the previous games had used to something more manageable, while removing many of the annoying puzzles to make a more satisfying experience.



*** TheBrute: Munenori

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*** TheBrute: MunenoriMunenori and, to a lesser extent, Sakon Shima
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