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9th May '18 8:19:17 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', the Blades (or rather, the ineffectual royal-guard sub-set) take their armor style from the continent of [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], mimicking Reman Cyrodiil's original Akavari bodyguard. Their lavishly decorated armor is highly reminiscent of samurai or ashigaru armor, they fight with katana, and their fortress is a "temple" high in the mountains that looks for all the world like a Japanese castle. Keep in mind that the rest of the province Cyrodiil is based off of medieval Europe and the Roman Empire.
** The [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Orcish_Armor#Orcish_Armor Orcish Armor set]] in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' is stylized after samurai armor, which is odd, as the Orcs otherwise have little in common with feudal Japan. The look ''does'' make it the perfect match for any of the "Akaviri-styled" swords (katanas, dai-katanas, wakizashis and tantos), however.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', the Blades (or rather, 1st Era, the ineffectual royal-guard sub-set) take their armor style from the continent Tsaesci of [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], mimicking Akavir]] attempted to invade Tamriel but were defeated by the forces of Reman Cyrodiil. The Tsaesci have [[FantasyCounterpartCulture significant Japanese influences]], including the use of [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] and Samurai style armor. The surviving Tsaesci from the failed invasion were incorporated into Reman Cyrodiil's original Akavari bodyguard. fledgling Second Tamriellic Empire and brought these influences into Tamriellic (especially Imperial) culture.
** The Blades, descended from the Akaviri Dragonguard, serve the Emperors of Tamriel as both a PraetorianGuard and as SecretPolice. Uniformed Blades wear armor that is a mix of Roman lorica segmentata and Japanese-style lamellar.
Their lavishly decorated armor is highly reminiscent of samurai or ashigaru armor, they fight with katana, and their fortress is helmets are a "temple" high in the mountains that looks for all the world like cross between a Japanese castle. Keep in mind that the rest of the province Cyrodiil is based off of medieval Europe kabuto and the a Roman Empire.
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galea (legionnaire helmet). Their favored weapons are katanas, though in Western style, they are used in conjunction with shields. The [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Orcish_Armor#Orcish_Armor Blades are essentially a CultureChopSuey mix of Samurai and Roman Legionnaires. This style is most evident in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''[='s=]
Orcish Armor set]] in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' armor is heavily stylized after samurai armor, which Samurai armor. This is odd, as an oddball in the Orcs otherwise have little in common with feudal Japan. The look ''does'' make it the perfect match for any of the "Akaviri-styled" swords (katanas, dai-katanas, wakizashis and tantos), however.series, as other games style Orcish armor quite differently.
27th Mar '18 4:44:40 PM Commander_Ysenir
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a katana as an alternative melee weapon to the Soldier's [[ShovelStrike shovel]] and Demoman's [[GrievousBottleyHarm bottle]] alongside Samuraï armor and masks as cosmetic items.
3rd Feb '18 7:54:45 AM Cenourinha
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* Smile.dk loves this trope. Firstly used in the debut single "Butterfly", it was later [[ForcedMeme referenced]] [[SongofSongTitles in]] songs like "Doki Doki", "A Geisha's Dream", "Doo-Be-Di-Boy".

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* Smile.dk loves seems to love this trope. Firstly used in the debut single "Butterfly", it was later [[ForcedMeme referenced]] [[SongofSongTitles in]] songs like "Doki Doki", "A Geisha's Dream", "Doo-Be-Di-Boy".
3rd Feb '18 7:52:38 AM Cenourinha
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* Smile.dk loves this trope. Listen to "Butterfly", "Doki Doki", "A Geisha's Dream", "Doo-Be-Di-Boy".

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* Smile.dk loves this trope. Listen to Firstly used in the debut single "Butterfly", it was later [[ForcedMeme referenced]] [[SongofSongTitles in]] songs like "Doki Doki", "A Geisha's Dream", "Doo-Be-Di-Boy".
3rd Feb '18 7:43:23 AM Cenourinha
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* Smile.dk loves this trope. Listen to "Butterfly", "Doki Doki", "A Geisha's Dream", "Doo-Be-Di-Boy".
26th Jan '18 11:42:35 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'''s setting features a mild DaysOfFuturePast tendency, and since Japan has also embraced its own variant of retrofuturism, the samurai ethos and ideal is strong with the Japanese officers encountered by the protagonists. Like typical CorporateSamurai, they make use of modern technology and even clothing, but also of (ceremonial) katana swords and ''bushido''.
19th Oct '17 9:20:03 AM Basara-kun
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See also {{Wutai}}, GratuitousNinja, SamuraiCowboy.

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See also {{Wutai}}, GratuitousNinja, SamuraiCowboy.
SamuraiCowboy, WesternSamurai.
18th Oct '17 1:37:55 AM GoblinCipher
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' added the Samurai class in its third expansion, ''Stormblood''. While the setting does contain a Japanese FantasyCounterpartCulture complete with ninja, it's somewhat odd that players learn to be samurai in Ul'dah ({{Qurac}}) instead of Ala Mhigo ({{Wutai}}).
29th Sep '17 11:44:42 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth'' has a truly bizarre example in the expansion's Asian campaign, or more accurately the United Federation of Asian Republics, basically China and neighboring mainland countries. A few decades later, their leader Hu Kwan Do wears basically future-samurai armor with LaserBlades (that shoot laser beams)... yet Japan is still a separate country.
* ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth II'''s Samurai are unique to the Japanese civilization, but are only available in the first 5 epochs. Meaning you can see barely-dressed cavemen who've yet to master anything more sophisticated than rocks tied to sticks accompanied by fully armored warriors with katanas.
27th Sep '17 8:06:13 AM Basara-kun
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* A particularly ironic example, Hamburgler from ''Literature/WarriorWolfWomenOfTheWasteland'' and ''Literature/BarbarianBeastBitchesOfTheBadlands'' was [=McDonaldland=]'s most deadly warrior, wielding a katana and an admiration for the samurai's method of killing, even making a sword from aluminum and killing someone with it in his youth. Later in life, he becomes the psychopathic leader of [=McDonaldland's=] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Gestapo]]-like police force the Fry Guys. He eventually had [[MagicPlasticSurgery plastic surgery]] done on him to look like the Hamburgler (the [[SatanicArchetype "Devil"-figure]] in [=McDonaldland=]'s national religion) to inflict fear in the public.


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* ''VideoGame/TrueCrimeNewYorkCity'': Lionel "Benjamin" Jones of the President's Club has adopted some Japanese culture from his gang working with the Yakuza before things started to go sour. He fights [[CowboyCop Marcus]] with a sharp katana and samurai armor in his Zen garden on the roof of his headquarters.
* Sodom from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' franchises is an American Japanophile obsessed with Japanese culture and philosophies and thus considers himself a native from that country. He could also count partially as a McNinja, since he uses both ninja and samurai aesthetics in an effort to come across as Japanese.


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* Bushido Brown from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', an [[AfroAssKicker African-American karate expert]] who uses a katana sword on occasion.
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