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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Tadakatsu Honda Heihachiro Tadakatsu]] was one of the most trusted generals of TokugawaIeyasu, and also one of the greatest warriors of all the JidaiGeki.

Born in Mikawa Province, Tadakatsu loyaly served the Tokugawa clan and Ieyasu, who rewarded him with the fief of Kuwana for his service. He was the pride and joy of the Tokugawa clan, and many famous daimyo like OdaNobunaga, ToyotomiHideyoshi and TakedaShingen openly praised his skills. However, after the victory of Sekigahara, he slowly became estranged from the shogunate as it moved from a military to a civilian and political institution.

In his prime, Tadakatsu was known as "[[RedBaron The Warrior who Surpassed Death Itself]]", as he fought more than 100 battles without suffering any major injuries. He wore a set of Buddhist prayer beads over his armor and a helm decorated with stag antlers, (according to a legend, one day he managed to evade his enemies by following a deer across a hidden ford in a river, and as a form of gratitude he put antlers on his helmet). During the Komaki campaign against the Toyotomi he managed to allows his lord's escape by challenging the whole Toyotomi army with a much smaller force. The act was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so impressive that Hideyoshi himself ordered that no harm come on Tadakatsu or his men]].

He was considered a great luxury for Ieyasu, with Shingen claiming so and stating that, if it wasn't for Tadakatsu, Ieyasu would've bitten the dust very quickly (he was also a back guard during Ieyasu's escape at Mikatagahara). His daughter Komatsu, who was apparently just as intimidating as her father, eventually married into the Sanada clan (becoming a sister-in-law of SanadaYukimura) and was then adopted by Ieyasu. Aside of that, he's counted as one (and possibly leader) of the four great generals of the Tokugawa, [[FourIsDeath the Tokugawa Shittenou]], with other members Ii Naomasa, Tadatsugu Sakai and Sakakibara Yasumasa.

His weapon of choice was a deadly [[BladeOnAStick spear]] called Tonbogiri. The name means "Dragonfly Cutter", since it was said that [[AbsurdlySharpBlade a dragonfly which landed on the blade would be sliced in half]].

All these facts should make you understand why he's almost always depicted as a top quality {{Badass}} and a legendary warrior.

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* In ''SamuraiWarriors'' Tadakatsu is one of the playable characters, and is a giant of a man wielding a huge spear who loyally serves Ieyasu. Despite being slow, he's one of the strongest (if not ''the'' strongest) character in the game along with Keiji Maeda and MiyamotoMusashi, and the counterpart for [[DynastyWarriors Lu Bu]]. His daughter made it to the game in the same game as he was, under the name Inahime.
** Tadakatsu was actually an AscendedExtra here. He first made himself known in the vanilla version of the first game as a random souped up NPC making a brave stand in Mikatagahara and Shingen comments how he's the treasure of Ieyasu. He's then included in the Xtreme Legends expansion and the ascension was so great as seen above.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' upped Tadakatsu's badassery by turning him in a giant, Gundam-like cyborg [[CrazyAwesome complete with jetpacks and colossal drill-spear.]]
* In the movie ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'' Tadakatsu makes a cameo.
* In the third ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' game, Tadakatsu appears under the name of Heihachi (though he does say his full name at least once). Despite not wearing any armor, he has the beads, and the Genma Tonbo spear, which he uses with great skill. He appears as a boss twice, but eventually joins the heroes. Unfortunately near the end of the 3rd game, he died, creating a TemporalParadox as he usually lived longer to serve Ieyasu.
* In ''SengokuRance'', Tadakatsu is one of the four {{tanuki}} generals serving Ieyasu Tokugawa
* Tadakatsu makes an appearance as an NPC in ''VideoGame/KessenIII'', once again being Ieyasu's vassal and is unrecruitable (even if you can recruit HattoriHanzo to fight for Nobunaga). He'll appear in stages where Ieyasu is helping (like Kanegasaki or Okehazama). On the defeat of Yoshimoto, while reporting to Ieyasu, Tadakatsu cried ManlyTears in the upcoming freedom from the servitude of the Imagawa.

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Tadakatsu Honda Heihachiro Tadakatsu]] was one of the most trusted generals of TokugawaIeyasu, and also one of the greatest warriors of all the JidaiGeki.

Born in Mikawa Province, Tadakatsu loyaly served the Tokugawa clan and Ieyasu, who rewarded him with the fief of Kuwana for his service. He was the pride and joy of the Tokugawa clan, and many famous daimyo like OdaNobunaga, ToyotomiHideyoshi and TakedaShingen openly praised his skills. However, after the victory of Sekigahara, he slowly became estranged from the shogunate as it moved from a military to a civilian and political institution.

In his prime, Tadakatsu was known as "[[RedBaron The Warrior who Surpassed Death Itself]]", as he fought more than 100 battles without suffering any major injuries. He wore a set of Buddhist prayer beads over his armor and a helm decorated with stag antlers, (according to a legend, one day he managed to evade his enemies by following a deer across a hidden ford in a river, and as a form of gratitude he put antlers on his helmet). During the Komaki campaign against the Toyotomi he managed to allows his lord's escape by challenging the whole Toyotomi army with a much smaller force. The act was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so impressive that Hideyoshi himself ordered that no harm come on Tadakatsu or his men]].

He was considered a great luxury for Ieyasu, with Shingen claiming so and stating that, if it wasn't for Tadakatsu, Ieyasu would've bitten the dust very quickly (he was also a back guard during Ieyasu's escape at Mikatagahara). His daughter Komatsu, who was apparently just as intimidating as her father, eventually married into the Sanada clan (becoming a sister-in-law of SanadaYukimura) and was then adopted by Ieyasu. Aside of that, he's counted as one (and possibly leader) of the four great generals of the Tokugawa, [[FourIsDeath the Tokugawa Shittenou]], with other members Ii Naomasa, Tadatsugu Sakai and Sakakibara Yasumasa.

His weapon of choice was a deadly [[BladeOnAStick spear]] called Tonbogiri. The name means "Dragonfly Cutter", since it was said that [[AbsurdlySharpBlade a dragonfly which landed on the blade would be sliced in half]].

All these facts should make you understand why he's almost always depicted as a top quality {{Badass}} and a legendary warrior.

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* In ''SamuraiWarriors'' Tadakatsu is one of the playable characters, and is a giant of a man wielding a huge spear who loyally serves Ieyasu. Despite being slow, he's one of the strongest (if not ''the'' strongest) character in the game along with Keiji Maeda and MiyamotoMusashi, and the counterpart for [[DynastyWarriors Lu Bu]]. His daughter made it to the game in the same game as he was, under the name Inahime.
** Tadakatsu was actually an AscendedExtra here. He first made himself known in the vanilla version of the first game as a random souped up NPC making a brave stand in Mikatagahara and Shingen comments how he's the treasure of Ieyasu. He's then included in the Xtreme Legends expansion and the ascension was so great as seen above.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' upped Tadakatsu's badassery by turning him in a giant, Gundam-like cyborg [[CrazyAwesome complete with jetpacks and colossal drill-spear.]]
* In the movie ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'' Tadakatsu makes a cameo.
* In the third ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' game, Tadakatsu appears under the name of Heihachi (though he does say his full name at least once). Despite not wearing any armor, he has the beads, and the Genma Tonbo spear, which he uses with great skill. He appears as a boss twice, but eventually joins the heroes. Unfortunately near the end of the 3rd game, he died, creating a TemporalParadox as he usually lived longer to serve Ieyasu.
* In ''SengokuRance'', Tadakatsu is one of the four {{tanuki}} generals serving Ieyasu Tokugawa
* Tadakatsu makes an appearance as an NPC in ''VideoGame/KessenIII'', once again being Ieyasu's vassal and is unrecruitable (even if you can recruit HattoriHanzo to fight for Nobunaga). He'll appear in stages where Ieyasu is helping (like Kanegasaki or Okehazama). On the defeat of Yoshimoto, while reporting to Ieyasu, Tadakatsu cried ManlyTears in the upcoming freedom from the servitude of the Imagawa.

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5th Jul '13 11:24:59 AM ChaoticNovelist
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In his prime, Tadakatsu was known as "[[BadassNickname The Warrior who Surpassed Death Itself]]", as he fought more than 100 battles without suffering any major injuries. He wore a set of Buddhist prayer beads over his armor and a helm decorated with stag antlers, (according to a legend, one day he managed to evade his enemies by following a deer across a hidden ford in a river, and as a form of gratitude he put antlers on his helmet). During the Komaki campaign against the Toyotomi he managed to allows his lord's escape by challenging the whole Toyotomi army with a much smaller force. The act was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so impressive that Hideyoshi himself ordered that no harm come on Tadakatsu or his men]].

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In his prime, Tadakatsu was known as "[[BadassNickname "[[RedBaron The Warrior who Surpassed Death Itself]]", as he fought more than 100 battles without suffering any major injuries. He wore a set of Buddhist prayer beads over his armor and a helm decorated with stag antlers, (according to a legend, one day he managed to evade his enemies by following a deer across a hidden ford in a river, and as a form of gratitude he put antlers on his helmet). During the Komaki campaign against the Toyotomi he managed to allows his lord's escape by challenging the whole Toyotomi army with a much smaller force. The act was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so impressive that Hideyoshi himself ordered that no harm come on Tadakatsu or his men]].
17th Jun '13 11:12:08 AM manusiabumi
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* Tadakatsu makes an appearance as an NPC in ''{{Kessen}} III'', once again being Ieyasu's vassal and is unrecruitable (even if you can recruit HattoriHanzo to fight for Nobunaga). He'll appear in stages where Ieyasu is helping (like Kanegasaki or Okehazama). On the defeat of Yoshimoto, while reporting to Ieyasu, Tadakatsu cried ManlyTears in the upcoming freedom from the servitude of the Imagawa.

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* Tadakatsu makes an appearance as an NPC in ''{{Kessen}} III'', ''VideoGame/KessenIII'', once again being Ieyasu's vassal and is unrecruitable (even if you can recruit HattoriHanzo to fight for Nobunaga). He'll appear in stages where Ieyasu is helping (like Kanegasaki or Okehazama). On the defeat of Yoshimoto, while reporting to Ieyasu, Tadakatsu cried ManlyTears in the upcoming freedom from the servitude of the Imagawa.
24th Mar '13 7:05:27 AM TastySauce
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All these facts should make you understand why he's almost always pictured as a top quality {{Badass}} and a legendary warrior.

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All these facts should make you understand why he's almost always pictured depicted as a top quality {{Badass}} and a legendary warrior.



* Tadakatsu makes an appearance as an NPC in ''Kessen III'', once again being Ieyasu's vassal and is unrecruitable (even if you can recruit HattoriHanzo to fight for Nobunaga). He'll appear in stages where Ieyasu is helping (like Kanegasaki or Okehazama). On the defeat of Yoshimoto, while reporting to Ieyasu, Tadakatsu cried ManlyTears in the upcoming freedom from the servitude of the Imagawa.

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* Tadakatsu makes an appearance as an NPC in ''Kessen ''{{Kessen}} III'', once again being Ieyasu's vassal and is unrecruitable (even if you can recruit HattoriHanzo to fight for Nobunaga). He'll appear in stages where Ieyasu is helping (like Kanegasaki or Okehazama). On the defeat of Yoshimoto, while reporting to Ieyasu, Tadakatsu cried ManlyTears in the upcoming freedom from the servitude of the Imagawa.
27th Feb '13 8:43:04 PM ChrisX
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* In ''SengokuRance'', Tadakatsu is one of the four {{tanuki}} generals serving Ieyasu Tokugawa.

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* In ''SengokuRance'', Tadakatsu is one of the four {{tanuki}} generals serving Ieyasu Tokugawa.
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* Tadakatsu makes an appearance as an NPC in ''Kessen III'', once again being Ieyasu's vassal and is unrecruitable (even if you can recruit HattoriHanzo to fight for Nobunaga). He'll appear in stages where Ieyasu is helping (like Kanegasaki or Okehazama). On the defeat of Yoshimoto, while reporting to Ieyasu, Tadakatsu cried ManlyTears in the upcoming freedom from the servitude of the Imagawa.
27th Feb '13 3:47:11 PM TastySauce
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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Tadakatsu Honda Heihachiro Tadakatsu]] was one of the most trusted generals of TokugawaIeyasu, and also one of the greatest, most {{badass}} warriors of all the JidaiGeki.

Born in the Mikawa Province, Tadakatsu loyaly served the Tokugawa clan and Ieyasu, who rewarded him with the fief of Kuwana for his service. He was the pride and joy of the Tokugawa clan, and many famous daimyo like OdaNobunaga, ToyotomiHideyoshi and TakedaShingen openly praised his skills. However, after the victory of Sekigahara, he slowly became estranged from the bakufu as it moved from a military to a civilian and political institution.

Aside from this, Tadakatsu was also known as "[[BadassNickname The Warrior who Surpassed Death Itself]]", as he fought more than 100 battles without suffering major injuries. He wore a set of buddhist prayer beads over his armor and a helm decorated with antlers, (according to a legend, one day he managed to evade his enemies by following a deer across a hidden shallow in a river, and as a form of gratefulness he put antlers on his helmet). During the Komaki campaign against the Toyotomi he managed to allows his lord' escape by challenging the whole Toyotomi army with a much smaller force. The act was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so impressive that Hideyoshi himself ordered that no harm come on Tadakatsu or his men.]]

He's considered a great luxury for Ieyasu, with Shingen claiming so and stating that if it wasn't for Tadakatsu, Ieyasu would've bitten the dust very quickly (he was also a back guard during Ieyasu's escape in Mikatagahara against Shingen). Tadakatsu also has a daughter named Komatsuhime who eventually was married to the Sanada clan (becoming sister-in-law with SanadaYukimura) and then was adopted by Ieyasu later. Aside of that, he's counted as one (and possibly leader) of the four great generals of Tokugawa, [[FourIsDeath the Tokugawa Shittenou]], with other members Ii Naomasa, Tadatsugu Sakai and Sakakibara Yasumasa.

His weapon of choice was the deadly Tonbo Giri [[BladeOnAStick spear]]. The name means "Dragonfly Cutter", and it was said that it was so sharp that it could slice a dragonfly in half [[AbsurdlySharpBlade by standing still.]]

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Tadakatsu Honda Heihachiro Tadakatsu]] was one of the most trusted generals of TokugawaIeyasu, and also one of the greatest, most {{badass}} greatest warriors of all the JidaiGeki.

Born in the Mikawa Province, Tadakatsu loyaly served the Tokugawa clan and Ieyasu, who rewarded him with the fief of Kuwana for his service. He was the pride and joy of the Tokugawa clan, and many famous daimyo like OdaNobunaga, ToyotomiHideyoshi and TakedaShingen openly praised his skills. However, after the victory of Sekigahara, he slowly became estranged from the bakufu shogunate as it moved from a military to a civilian and political institution.

Aside from this, In his prime, Tadakatsu was also known as "[[BadassNickname The Warrior who Surpassed Death Itself]]", as he fought more than 100 battles without suffering any major injuries. He wore a set of buddhist Buddhist prayer beads over his armor and a helm decorated with stag antlers, (according to a legend, one day he managed to evade his enemies by following a deer across a hidden shallow ford in a river, and as a form of gratefulness gratitude he put antlers on his helmet). During the Komaki campaign against the Toyotomi he managed to allows his lord' lord's escape by challenging the whole Toyotomi army with a much smaller force. The act was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so impressive that Hideyoshi himself ordered that no harm come on Tadakatsu or his men.]]

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His weapon of choice was the a deadly Tonbo Giri [[BladeOnAStick spear]]. spear]] called Tonbogiri. The name means "Dragonfly Cutter", and since it was said that it was so sharp that it could slice a dragonfly in half [[AbsurdlySharpBlade by standing still.]]
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27th Feb '13 3:16:05 PM TastySauce
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* ''SengokuBasara'' upped Tadakatsu's badassery by turning him in a giant, Gundam-like cyborg [[CrazyAwesome complete with jetpacks and colossal drill-spear.]]
* In the movie ''{{Kagemusha}}'' Tadakatsu makes a cameo.

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* ''SengokuBasara'' ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' upped Tadakatsu's badassery by turning him in a giant, Gundam-like cyborg [[CrazyAwesome complete with jetpacks and colossal drill-spear.]]
* In the movie ''{{Kagemusha}}'' ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}'' Tadakatsu makes a cameo.


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13th Feb '13 1:23:53 PM Onitatsu
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Born in the Mikawa Province, Tadakatsu loyaly served the Tokugawa clan and Ieyasu, who rewarded him with the fief of Kuwana for his service. He was the pride and joy of the Tokugawa clan, and many famous daimyo like OdaNobunaga, ToyotomiHideyoshi and TakedaShingen. However, after the victory of Sekigahara, he slowly became estranged from the bakufu as it moved from a military to a civilian and political institution.

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Born in the Mikawa Province, Tadakatsu loyaly served the Tokugawa clan and Ieyasu, who rewarded him with the fief of Kuwana for his service. He was the pride and joy of the Tokugawa clan, and many famous daimyo like OdaNobunaga, ToyotomiHideyoshi and TakedaShingen.TakedaShingen openly praised his skills. However, after the victory of Sekigahara, he slowly became estranged from the bakufu as it moved from a military to a civilian and political institution.



* In ''SengokuRance'', Tadakatsu is one of the four {{tanuki}} generals serving Ieyasu Tokugawa.

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* In ''SengokuRance'', Tadakatsu is one of the four {{tanuki}} generals serving Ieyasu Tokugawa.
11th Feb '13 3:33:06 PM ChrisX
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He's considered a great luxury for Ieyasu, with Shingen claiming so and stating that if it wasn't for Tadakatsu, Ieyasu would've bitten the dust very quickly (he was also a back guard during Ieyasu's escape in Mikatagahara against Shingen). Tadakatsu also has a daughter named Komatsuhime who eventually was married to the Sanada clan (becoming sister-in-law with SanadaYukimura) and then was adopted by Ieyasu later. Aside of that, he's counted as one (and possibly leader) of the four great generals of Tokugawa, [[FourIsDeath the Tokugawa Shittenou]], with other members Ii Naomasa, Tadatsugu Sakai and Sakakibara Yasumasa.



* In ''SamuraiWarriors'' Tadakatsu is one of the playable characters, and is a giant of a man wielding a huge spear who loyally serves Ieyasu. Despite being slow, he's one of the strongest (if not ''the'' strongest) character in the game along with Keiji Maeda and MiyamotoMusashi, and the counterpart for [[DynastyWarriors Lu Bu]].

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* In ''SamuraiWarriors'' Tadakatsu is one of the playable characters, and is a giant of a man wielding a huge spear who loyally serves Ieyasu. Despite being slow, he's one of the strongest (if not ''the'' strongest) character in the game along with Keiji Maeda and MiyamotoMusashi, and the counterpart for [[DynastyWarriors Lu Bu]]. His daughter made it to the game in the same game as he was, under the name Inahime.
** Tadakatsu was actually an AscendedExtra here. He first made himself known in the vanilla version of the first game as a random souped up NPC making a brave stand in Mikatagahara and Shingen comments how he's the treasure of Ieyasu. He's then included in the Xtreme Legends expansion and the ascension was so great as seen above.



* In the third ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' game, Tadakatsu appears under the name of Heihachi (though he does say his full name at least once). Despite not wearing any armor, he has the beads, and the Genma Tonbo spear, which he uses with great skill. He appears as a boss twice, but eventually joins the heroes.

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* In the third ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' game, Tadakatsu appears under the name of Heihachi (though he does say his full name at least once). Despite not wearing any armor, he has the beads, and the Genma Tonbo spear, which he uses with great skill. He appears as a boss twice, but eventually joins the heroes. Unfortunately near the end of the 3rd game, he died, creating a TemporalParadox as he usually lived longer to serve Ieyasu.
11th Feb '13 2:01:40 PM Onitatsu
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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Tadakatsu Honda Heihachiro Tadakatsu]] was one of the most trusted generals of TokugawaIeyasu, and also one of the greatest, most {{badass}} warriors of all the JidaiGeki.

Born in the Mikawa Province, Tadakatsu loyaly served the Tokugawa clan and Ieyasu, who rewarded him with the fief of Kuwana for his service. He was the pride and joy of the Tokugawa clan, and many famous daimyo like OdaNobunaga, ToyotomiHideyoshi and TakedaShingen. However, after the victory of Sekigahara, he slowly became estranged from the bakufu as it moved from a military to a civilian and political institution.

Aside from this, Tadakatsu was also known as "[[BadassNickname The Warrior who Surpassed Death Itself]]", as he fought more than 100 battles without suffering major injuries. He wore a set of buddhist prayer beads over his armor and a helm decorated with antlers, (according to a legend, one day he managed to evade his enemies by following a deer across a hidden shallow in a river, and as a form of gratefulness he put antlers on his helmet). During the Komaki campaign against the Toyotomi he managed to allows his lord' escape by challenging the whole Toyotomi army with a much smaller force. The act was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so impressive that Hideyoshi himself ordered that no harm come on Tadakatsu or his men.]]

His weapon of choice was the deadly Tonbo Giri [[BladeOnAStick spear]]. The name means "Dragonfly Cutter", and it was said that it was so sharp that it could slice a dragonfly in half [[AbsurdlySharpBlade by standing still.]]

All these facts should make you understand why he's almost always pictured as a top quality {{Badass}} and a legendary warrior.

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* In ''SamuraiWarriors'' Tadakatsu is one of the playable characters, and is a giant of a man wielding a huge spear who loyally serves Ieyasu. Despite being slow, he's one of the strongest (if not ''the'' strongest) character in the game along with Keiji Maeda and MiyamotoMusashi, and the counterpart for [[DynastyWarriors Lu Bu]].
* ''SengokuBasara'' upped Tadakatsu's badassery by turning him in a giant, Gundam-like cyborg [[CrazyAwesome complete with jetpacks and colossal drill-spear.]]
* In the movie ''{{Kagemusha}}'' Tadakatsu makes a cameo.
* In the third ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' game, Tadakatsu appears under the name of Heihachi (though he does say his full name at least once). Despite not wearing any armor, he has the beads, and the Genma Tonbo spear, which he uses with great skill. He appears as a boss twice, but eventually joins the heroes.
* In ''SengokuRance'', Tadakatsu is one of the four {{tanuki}} generals serving Ieyasu Tokugawa.
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