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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.]]
27th Apr '16 9:14:28 PM Deathhacker
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' deconstructs this with Da Samurai; a JiveTurkey guy in disco pants that is more or less a thug with a katana, which he uses more like a club than an actual sword, who uses his self-proclaimed status as a "samurai" to bully people and (fail to) pick up ladies. The show's actual Samurai humbles him by the end of the episode, by kicking his ass without breaking a sweat while also teaching him a bit about the real values of a samurai.
6th Apr '16 1:17:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The female protagonist of ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: So Long, My Love'' is Gemini Sunrise, a cowgirl samurai.

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* The main female protagonist of ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love'' Love]]'' is Gemini Sunrise, a cowgirl samurai.
31st Mar '16 10:25:46 AM GeniusInTheLamp
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* Drum & bugle corps example: The Cavaliers' 2008 "Samurai" show.
1st Feb '16 11:35:07 AM SinDustries
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** Even the final evolution to this line, Samurott/Daikenki, is based off a samurai, though they has the capacity to dual wield the [[AllThereInTheManual seami]][[UnfortunateName tars]], and spend most of their time as quadrupedal Pokemon.

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** Even the final evolution to this line, Samurott/Daikenki, is based off a samurai, though they has have the capacity to dual wield the [[AllThereInTheManual seami]][[UnfortunateName tars]], and spend most of their time as quadrupedal Pokemon.
26th Jan '16 10:12:31 AM Willbyr
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* The female protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/SakuraTaisen Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love]]'' is Gemini Sunrise, a cowgirl samurai.

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* The female protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/SakuraTaisen Sakura Wars: ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: So Long, My Love]]'' Love'' is Gemini Sunrise, a cowgirl samurai.
24th Jan '16 4:53:39 PM alphazoid
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* In the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'' series, there is the Musha Gundam and Musha Gundam Mk. II, which are samurai-themed mobile suits of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Gundam Mk. II]], respectively.
17th Dec '15 6:58:50 PM nombretomado
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* The NeoGeo BeatEmUp ''Burning Fight'' has a BossBattle with a samurai named Nitou Ryuji, who wields a katana in each hand.

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* The NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo BeatEmUp ''Burning Fight'' has a BossBattle with a samurai named Nitou Ryuji, who wields a katana in each hand.
22nd Sep '15 2:47:26 PM Berrenta
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See also {{Wutai}}, InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja, SamuraiCowboy.

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See also {{Wutai}}, InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja, GratuitousNinja, SamuraiCowboy.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' games included samurai and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]] both as enemies and available character classes. Both were considered "elite" classes with high requirements for changing to, and both were flat-out superior to plain old fighters. Interestingly, ''Wizardry'' was also [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff far more popular in Japan]] than similar game series.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' games included samurai and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja ninja]] both as enemies and available character classes. Both were considered "elite" classes with high requirements for changing to, and both were flat-out superior to plain old fighters. Interestingly, ''Wizardry'' was also [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff far more popular in Japan]] than similar game series.
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