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21st May '17 11:34:54 AM caroline99uk
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*''Webcomic/BeneathTheClouds'' features samurai/samuru character Satake no Juro prominently in promotional art. He doesn't appear until a third of the way through the comic.
16th Apr '17 4:03:02 PM Prime32
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The tendency of some writers to just throw in a {{samurai}} for the heck of it, even in modern urban Japan or a western world without a Japanese [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Counterpart Culture]]. And also the fact that people tend to dig the samurai. Who doesn't dig Sanger?

This is NOT the same as KatanasAreJustBetter, this refers to samurai, even when they appear without katana (Sanjuro, for instance).

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The tendency of some writers to just throw in a {{samurai}} for the heck of it, even in modern urban Japan or a western world without a Japanese [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Counterpart Culture]]. And also the fact that people tend to dig the samurai. Who doesn't dig Sanger?

[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Sanger]]?

This is NOT the same as KatanasAreJustBetter, this refers to samurai, even when they appear without katana (Sanjuro, ([[Franchise/DotHack Sanjuro]], for instance).



* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', Gaim himself and the main antagonist Rider, Zangetsu, are both modeled on samurai. A third Rider, Kurokage, is also based on a feudal Japanese warrior, though a soldier that would serve ''under'' a samurai rather than a samurai itself. Once the original Kurokage [[spoiler:is killed off]], the gear is even duplicated and Zangetsu gets Kurokage {{Mooks}}.

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* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', both Gaim himself and the main antagonist Rider, Zangetsu, Zangetsu are both modeled on samurai. samurai, and their {{Transformation Trinket}}s include a [[MixAndMatchWeapon katana-pistol]] as an extra weapon usable [[MultiformBalance in all forms]] (a feature that was [[SuperPrototype removed from later models]]). A third Rider, Kurokage, is also based on a feudal Japanese warrior, though a soldier that would serve ''under'' a samurai rather than a samurai itself. Once the original Kurokage [[spoiler:is killed off]], the ''footsoldier'', and his gear is even duplicated and Zangetsu gets Kurokage {{Mooks}}.later mass-produced for use by {{Mooks}}. Meanwhile, Gaim's [[TheRival rival]] Baron is themed on an English knight.



** Youmu sports a pair of katanas despite ''Touhou Project'' being mostly a BulletHell genre. She projects a following of the Bushido code, essentially being Yuyuko's samurai. Must be mentioned that her sword is highly capable of spewing bullets and ''slowing time''.

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** Youmu sports a pair of katanas despite ''Touhou Project'' being mostly a BulletHell genre. She projects a following of the Bushido code, essentially being Yuyuko's samurai. samurai, though officially her family serve Yuyuko as ''[[BattleButler gardeners]]''. Must be mentioned that her sword swordsmanship is highly capable of spewing bullets and ''slowing time''.
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.
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