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21st Jan '17 12:43:45 PM merotoker
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* Meta Knight in ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'s'' [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime]] [[TheAnimeOfTheGame of the game]] would talk about Musou ("peerlessness"). One time he stands to fight for Kirby, declaring [[IAmYourOpponent I WILL BE YOUR OPPONENT]] as leaves blow by.

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* Meta Knight in ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'s'' [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'s'' [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa anime]] [[TheAnimeOfTheGame of the game]] would talk about Musou ("peerlessness"). One time he stands to fight for Kirby, declaring [[IAmYourOpponent I WILL BE YOUR OPPONENT]] as leaves blow by.



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' has John Belushi's recurring character Samurai Fatubi, doing an impression of Creator/ToshiroMifune's ronin characters in modern, American settings.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' has John Belushi's Creator/JohnBelushi's recurring character Samurai Fatubi, doing an impression of Creator/ToshiroMifune's ronin characters in modern, American settings.



* ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' has the episode "The Samurai", where Duncan is shown to have been secretly mentored by a samurai during Japan's isolationist period. When it was discovered, the samurai commited ritual suicide and gave Duncan his sword.

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* ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' has the episode "The Samurai", where Duncan is shown to have been secretly mentored by a samurai during Japan's isolationist period. When it was discovered, the samurai commited committed ritual suicide and gave Duncan his sword.



* Dirty White Boy's nemesis and the 1994 Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling television champion, Kendo The Samurai.

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* Dirty White Boy's nemesis and the 1994 Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling Wrestling/{{SMW}} television champion, Kendo The Samurai.



** He later jumps out of a bowl of corn chips at The Ugly One's birthday party and "lathes" a [[Main/ItMakesSenseInContext rotating]] What's-Her-Face with a Naginata. [[Main/MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Again, don't ask.]]

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** He later jumps out of a bowl of corn chips at The Ugly One's birthday party and "lathes" a [[Main/ItMakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext rotating]] What's-Her-Face with a Naginata. [[Main/MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Again, don't ask.]]
12th Jan '17 5:14:59 AM Mhazard
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Darth Vader's character design was heavily based off samurai armor.

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Darth Vader's character design was heavily based off on samurai armor.armor.
** Bandai took it one step further and released the Tamashii Nations Movie Realization figure line, in which Darth Vader was converted into a ''literal'' samurai. There're also Ashigaru Stormtroopers and Ronin Boba Fett.


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* Bandai released the Tamashii Nations Movie Realization figure line, which portrays movie characters in a feudal Japan aesthetic. It begins with ''Franchise/StarWars'' characters such as Boba Fett, Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers. Later on, the line extended to comic book characters such as Franchrise/SpiderMan.
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21st Dec '16 12:11:39 PM SonSon
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* Samurai Ryuma in ''Manga/OnePiece'', for anyone who's ever wanted a duel between a pirate and a samurai.
** Not to mention Zoro himself.

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* Samurai Ryuma in ''Manga/OnePiece'', for anyone who's ever wanted a duel between a pirate In the ''Manga/OnePiece'' world, "samurai" is the name given to warriors from Wa-no-Kuni (a FantasyCounterpartCulture island to feudal Japan). The first one to appear is Ryuma, and a samurai.
later "Foxfire" Kin'emon and "Evening Shower" Kanjuro.
** Not to mention Zoro himself.is reminiscent of one.
19th Dec '16 5:43:13 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''''Franchise/PowerRangers'' / ''Franchise/SuperSentai''
** The [[http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Samurai_Fan_Man Samurai Fan Man]] monster in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.



** There was also the [[http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Samurai_Fan_Man Samurai Fan Man]] monster in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
12th Dec '16 8:01:33 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* John Belushi as Samurai Fatubi in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' has John Belushi as Belushi's recurring character Samurai Fatubi Fatubi, doing an impression of Creator/ToshiroMifune's ronin characters in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.modern, American settings.


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* ''Series/{{Westworld}}'': The season 1 finale has several characters break into a wing of the Westworld park's backstage with samurai armor and weapons displayed and two samurai hosts dueling with katana. The "SW" logo on the walls teases that there is a Samurai World section of the park.
17th Nov '16 5:39:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' has Todo, [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] [[DragonLady Koji's]] Samurai henchman.

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* ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' has Todo, [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] [[DragonLady Koji's]] Samurai henchman.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' mostly has a Pacific island feel for its characters, with a {{Goth}} and a tribal beastman thrown in. Then there's Auron, who's a walking gallery of ronin imagery to go along with all those BadAss tropes. And don't forget [[SummonMagic Yojimbo]].

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' mostly has a Pacific island feel for its characters, with a {{Goth}} and a tribal beastman thrown in. Then there's Auron, who's a walking gallery of ronin imagery to go along with all those BadAss badass tropes. And don't forget [[SummonMagic Yojimbo]].
24th Oct '16 7:12:31 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Franchise/TheTransformers'' G1 has Bludgeon, a Decepticon whose Pretender shell (in Marvel's run) and actual body (in IDW's) is modeled to look like samurai armor with a kabuto helmet and skull-like face. He's always depicted as fighting with a giant katana using the Cybertronian martial art Metallikato even though his action figure came with a gun. Also prone to calling his opponent [[YouFool "Fool!"]]
24th Oct '16 7:06:29 PM BattleMaster
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' features samurai themed battlemechs in the Draconis Combine, and they come with mech sized katanas.

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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' features samurai themed battlemechs in the Draconis Combine, and they come with mech sized katanas. The Combine's warriors are themselves called samurai and expected to behave as such: they attempt to fight in single combat whenever possible, carry swords, and if they screw up badly on the battlefield they're even expected to commit seppuku.
23rd Aug '16 9:39:11 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Anime/HaloLegends'' short "The Duel" shows the Elites wearing samurai clothes when not in combat, and TheDragon is even dressed in full samurai-esque armor (he's also the only Elite to use a metal sword instead of an energy one). Despite the artistic license, Elite culture ''does'' canonically have similarities to that of feudal Japan.

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* The ''Anime/HaloLegends'' short "The Duel" ''The Duel'' shows the Elites wearing samurai clothes when not in combat, and TheDragon is even dressed in full samurai-esque armor (he's also the only Elite to use a metal sword instead of an energy one). Despite the artistic license, Elite culture ''does'' canonically have similarities to that of feudal Japan.
30th Jun '16 10:56:22 PM merotoker
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the Land of Iron has samurai, instead of the {{ninja}} in Hidden Villages most other nations rely on. For added goodness, in relation to trope picture, the regular samurai of the Land of Iron wear armor similar to the [[StarWars Stormtroopers]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the Land of Iron has samurai, instead of the {{ninja}} in Hidden Villages most other nations rely on. For added goodness, in relation to trope picture, the regular samurai of the Land of Iron wear armor similar to the [[StarWars Stormtroopers]].Franchise/{{St|arWars}}ormtroopers.



* From ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', there is Simon who is a samurai themed knight in an otherwise KingArthur based manga.

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* From ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', there is Simon who is a samurai themed knight in an otherwise KingArthur Myth/KingArthur based manga.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' comics have Paul the Samurai, despite all the other heroes being over the top cape and cowl style. His primary role is to be there to recommend that he and anybody associated with him commits seppuku at the slightest failure.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' ''ComicBook/TheTick'' comics have Paul the Samurai, despite all the other heroes being over the top cape and cowl style. His primary role is to be there to recommend that he and anybody associated with him commits seppuku at the slightest failure.



* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' introduced Bushido, a young warrior with... well, powers of the samurai, apparently. He was among the fatalities in ''ComicBookInfiniteCrisis''.

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* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' introduced Bushido, a young warrior with... well, powers of the samurai, apparently. He was among the fatalities in ''ComicBookInfiniteCrisis''.''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.



* [[Characters/XMenVillains Silver Samurai]]

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* [[Characters/XMenVillains [[Characters/{{Wolverine}} Silver Samurai]]



* ''Film/RedSun'' is a western with a samurai thrown in. Better than it sounds. Considering who plays the samurai (ToshiroMifune), it should be.

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* ''Film/RedSun'' is a western with a samurai thrown in. Better than it sounds. Considering who plays the samurai (ToshiroMifune), (Creator/ToshiroMifune), it should be.



* Trained by Wrestling/TAKAMichinoku out of the Kaientai Dojo and seen among Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam, Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 and perhaps most appropriately, Big Japan([[TheOneGuy least appropriately]] in Ice Ribbon), Isami Kodaka is known as "The [[GarbageWrestler Death Match]] Samurai" and even carries a (sheathed) samurai sword.

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* Trained by Wrestling/TAKAMichinoku out of the Kaientai Dojo and seen among Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam, Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 and perhaps most appropriately, Big Japan([[TheOneGuy Japan ([[TheOneGuy least appropriately]] in Ice Ribbon), Isami Kodaka is known as "The [[GarbageWrestler Death Match]] Samurai" and even carries a (sheathed) samurai sword.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}}'': The [[OurElvesAreBetter Craftworld Eldar]] have curved swords, naginata-like polearms and guns that fire monomolecular shuriken, and some of their warriors, such as Prince Yriel, have back-banners, as do [[MiniMecha wraithlords]]. The Path system in their society also bears a number of similarities to the tenets of Bushido. If that wasn't enough, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything they view humans as hairy barbarian upstarts and isolate themselves on their planetoid-sized colony ships]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}}'': 40000}}'': The [[OurElvesAreBetter Craftworld Eldar]] have curved swords, naginata-like polearms and guns that fire monomolecular shuriken, and some of their warriors, such as Prince Yriel, have back-banners, as do [[MiniMecha wraithlords]]. The Path system in their society also bears a number of similarities to the tenets of Bushido. If that wasn't enough, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything they view humans as hairy barbarian upstarts and isolate themselves on their planetoid-sized colony ships]].



* In ''VideoGame/MegaManX''6, the player has the option of assembling the [[http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s158/clarklana05/megamanxbladearmor.jpg?t=1241052973 Blade Armor]] which resembles a suit of Samurai armor, complete with Z-saber.

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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManX''6, ''VideoGame/MegaManX6'', the player has the option of assembling the [[http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s158/clarklana05/megamanxbladearmor.jpg?t=1241052973 Blade Armor]] which resembles a suit of Samurai armor, complete with Z-saber.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games' "Quick Draw" minigame have the characters dressed as samurai. (Though earlier English translations replaced samurai with cowboys, turning a SingleStrokeBattle into a wild west shootout.)

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' games' "Quick Draw" minigame have the characters dressed as samurai. (Though earlier English translations replaced samurai with cowboys, turning a SingleStrokeBattle into a wild west shootout.)



* Every installment of the ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' series so far has had at least one minigame featuring a character known as the Wandering Samurai, whose levels involve defending a village from {{tengu}}, attacking demons that appear from a portal, and [[Main/MundaneMadeAwesome slicing watermelons.]]

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* Every installment of the ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' series so far has had at least one minigame featuring a character known as the Wandering Samurai, whose levels involve defending a village from {{tengu}}, attacking demons that appear from a portal, and [[Main/MundaneMadeAwesome [[MundaneMadeAwesome slicing watermelons.]]
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