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17th Jun '16 8:27:17 PM jormis29
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* ''TableTopGames/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' plays the trope ''very'' straight, and actually gets a fair number of the societal details right as well - although Bushido is a somewhat [[SeriousBusiness bigger deal]] than it was in real life, primarily for dramatic purposes.
* In ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'', the samurai is a sub-class of the [[KnightInShiningArmor cavalier]]. Ironically, despite the fact that the samurai is perhaps an iconic Lawful-requiring class, the Pathfinder samurai has no alignment restriction, nor does its parent the cavalier. This is particularly noteworthy when contrasted with D&D, where they both had to be Lawful, and especially since Pathfinder does retain many of the classic alignment-restrictions on classes (ThePaladin must be LawfulGood, bards and barbarians must be Chaotic, druids must be Neutral, monks must be Lawful).

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* ''TableTopGames/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' plays the trope ''very'' straight, and actually gets a fair number of the societal details right as well - although Bushido is a somewhat [[SeriousBusiness bigger deal]] than it was in real life, primarily for dramatic purposes.
* In ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', the samurai is a sub-class of the [[KnightInShiningArmor cavalier]]. Ironically, despite the fact that the samurai is perhaps an iconic Lawful-requiring class, the Pathfinder samurai has no alignment restriction, nor does its parent the cavalier. This is particularly noteworthy when contrasted with D&D, where they both had to be Lawful, and especially since Pathfinder does retain many of the classic alignment-restrictions on classes (ThePaladin must be LawfulGood, bards and barbarians must be Chaotic, druids must be Neutral, monks must be Lawful).
22nd May '16 6:19:55 AM MikeD
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One thing you won't hear a lot about in samurai fiction is the practice of ''shudo'', which means "[[{{Shotacon}} the way of the young.]]" ''Shudo'' was a form of pederasty that was commonly practiced by the samurai class, and was considered a very high and noble form of love. The practice fell out of favor during the Meiji Restoration due to cultural influence from Europe (which preferred its boys to be prostitutes - facilitating plausible deniability - rather than publicly-acknowledged lovers), and has often been the victim of omission and whitewashing in both fiction and historical accounts, though it occasionally crops up in the YaoiGenre.

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One thing you won't hear a lot about in samurai fiction is the practice of ''shudo'', which means "[[{{Shotacon}} the way of the young.]]" ''Shudo'' was a form of pederasty that was commonly practiced by the samurai class, and was considered a very high and noble form of love. The practice fell out of favor during the Meiji Restoration due to cultural influence from Europe (which preferred its boys to be prostitutes - facilitating plausible deniability - rather than publicly-acknowledged lovers), and lovers). ''Shudo'' has often been the victim of omission and whitewashing in both fiction and historical accounts, though it occasionally crops up in the YaoiGenre.
13th May '16 8:40:44 PM Davidolvera
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* The Samurai class in ''TabletobGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5'' (while seen as possibly the worst basic class in the game if one doesn't count NPC classes like Commoner [[note]]And even then, Adepts and Magewrights are better ''out of the box'', and Experts has ''some'' ways to optimize more effectively. Even Commoners have at least one GameBreaker obtainable with Dragon Magazine material[[/note]]) is contrasted with the Paladin in the text, with it being noted that the Paladin might ask if an order given by one's superior is just, while a Samurai would say to that Paladin "You dishonor the lord by questioning his orders".

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* The Samurai class in ''TabletobGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5'' (while seen as possibly the worst basic class in the game if one doesn't count NPC classes like Commoner [[note]]And even then, Adepts and Magewrights are better ''out of the box'', and Experts has ''some'' ways to optimize more effectively. Even Commoners have at least one GameBreaker obtainable with Dragon Magazine material[[/note]]) is contrasted with the Paladin in the text, with it being noted that the Paladin might ask if an order given by one's superior is just, while a Samurai would say to that Paladin "You dishonor the lord by questioning his orders".
2nd May '16 1:10:29 AM Chabal2
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* Samurai and Ronin are classes available by Djinn allocation in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''. According to the 4-koma gag manga, it turns them into ''actual'' samurai, complete with SamuraiTopknot and AntiquatedLinguistics ("This one shall summon Venus!").
3rd Apr '16 4:29:56 AM Demavend
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* ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'' has aplenty.
28th Mar '16 4:45:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Sakura Shinguuji in ''SakuraTaisen'' is a true samurai and not a KidSamurai, despite her youth.

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* Sakura Shinguuji Shinguji in ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' is a true samurai and not a KidSamurai, despite her youth.youth.
** Gemini Sunrise from ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'' was trained by a samurai named (what else) [[Creator/ToshiroMifune Mifune]].
25th Mar '16 1:32:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* Imperial warriors from ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert 3]]'' are high-tech Samurai, with rifles and beam katanas.

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* Imperial warriors from ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert 3]]'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' are high-tech Samurai, with rifles and beam katanas.



* ''WayOfTheSamurai'', though the PC and most [=NPCes=] are Ronin.

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* ''WayOfTheSamurai'', ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai'', though the PC and most [=NPCes=] are Ronin.
8th Mar '16 9:10:48 PM FlumenRhenum
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** ''Film/{{Sanjuro}}''

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** ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' and its sequel ''Film/{{Sanjuro}}''
26th Nov '15 5:34:56 PM nombretomado
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* Most characters in the ''SamuraiWarriors'' series are Samurai; they also appear in the ''WarriorsOrochi'' crossover series.

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* Most characters in the ''SamuraiWarriors'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series are Samurai; they also appear in the ''WarriorsOrochi'' crossover series.
26th Nov '15 3:06:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* Almost all the male characters in Creator/YojiYamada's film ''TheTwilightSamurai'' are samurai. Technically. But it's set in the period right before the MeijiRestoration, by which time most samurai were essentially bureaucrats.

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* Almost all the male characters in Creator/YojiYamada's film ''TheTwilightSamurai'' ''Film/TheTwilightSamurai'' are samurai. Technically. But it's set in the period right before the MeijiRestoration, by which time most samurai were essentially bureaucrats.
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