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29th May '17 12:01:38 PM nombretomado
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* Most characters in the ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series are Samurai; they also appear in the ''WarriorsOrochi'' crossover series.

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* Most characters in the ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series are Samurai; they also appear in the ''WarriorsOrochi'' ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' crossover series.
27th May '17 8:17:42 AM Grudgeal
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* Given it is set in the Sengoku era, most of the cast of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' are Samurai of one type or another. Almost all of them fall victim to one manner or another of AnachronismStew and RuleOfCool and neither look nor act all that Samurai-ish however. The character closest to a historical Samurai would probably be Tachibana Muneshige ([[ChainsawGood barring his extremely unhistorical weaponry]]).
27th May '17 8:13:24 AM Grudgeal
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* The Dragon Clan's third tier unit in ''VideoGame/BattleRealms'' is the Samurai. At least one of their [[HeroUnit Zen Masters]], Otomo, is one as well.

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* The Dragon Clan's third tier unit in ''VideoGame/BattleRealms'' is the Samurai. At least one of their [[HeroUnit Zen Masters]], Otomo, is one as well. Kenji will also begin resembling a Samurai in the Dragon campaign and will don a hakama in his final incarnation.
25th May '17 1:00:09 AM SamuraiMarmoset
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* Samurai are one of the three factions in ''VideoGame/ForHonor''. In the fictional world of the game, the Samurai, or "Chosen" of the Dawn Empire dwell in the swamps of the Myre, after their original home was destroyed in the cataclysm that wrecked the world a thousand years beforehand. Their classes include the Kensei, the most traditionally samurai-like of the lot, but who uses a nodachi rather than a katana, [[TheBigGuy the Shugoki]], massive oni-masked warriors who wield a ''kanabo'' and can shrug off the first attack thanks to their massive HP, [[FragileSpeedster the Orochi]], elite Imperial assassins and katana-wielders, and [[YamatoNadeshiko the Nobushi]], women warriors wielding naginata who protect the common folk. The Samurai are also the focus of the final story chapter with the viewpoint character being the Orochi [[spoiler: who is also the one to kill [[BigBad Apollyon]].]]

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* Samurai are one of the three factions in ''VideoGame/ForHonor''. In the fictional world of the game, the Samurai, or "Chosen" of the Dawn Empire dwell in the swamps of the Myre, after their original home was destroyed in the cataclysm that wrecked the world a thousand years beforehand. They are a more technical faction than the Knights, who tend towards a more balanced playstyle, and the Vikings, who are more aggressively-oriented. Their classes include the Kensei, the most traditionally samurai-like of the lot, but who uses a nodachi rather than a katana, [[TheBigGuy the Shugoki]], massive oni-masked warriors who wield a ''kanabo'' and can shrug off the first attack thanks to their massive HP, [[FragileSpeedster the Orochi]], elite Imperial assassins and katana-wielders, and [[YamatoNadeshiko the Nobushi]], women warriors wielding naginata who protect the common folk. The Samurai are also the focus of the final story chapter with the viewpoint character being the Orochi [[spoiler: who is also the one to kill [[BigBad Apollyon]].]]]] Season two added a DLC class, [[{{Ninja}} the Shinobi]], a GlassCannon of the highest order who uses twin kusari-gama.
5th May '17 2:39:33 AM Cryoclaste
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** Being set in an alternate universe where the ''[[JidaiGeki Warring States Period/Sengoku-jidai]]'' involved {{Pokemon}}, ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'' naturally featured all the major warlords of the period. The aforementioned Samurott even serves as "link" partner of one of the major characters (though obviously not the only one), and most {{Pokemon}} in the game act and are treated as loyal retainers anyway.

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** Being set in an alternate universe where the ''[[JidaiGeki Warring States Period/Sengoku-jidai]]'' involved {{Pokemon}}, Pokémon, ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'' naturally featured all the major warlords of the period. The aforementioned Samurott even serves as "link" partner of one of the major characters (though obviously not the only one), and most {{Pokemon}} Pokémon in the game act and are treated as loyal retainers anyway.
3rd May '17 2:09:06 PM Conradus
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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is set in the late 19th Century during the Meiji Period of Japan, a few years after the abolition of the Samurai caste. A major part of the story centers around the last generation of Samurai trying to adjust to life in post-feudal Japan. The main character, Himura Kenshin, is sometimes described as a Samurai being a highly skilled swordsman but he was never actually a member of the Samurai caste, coming from a poor farming family. He also plays with this trope a bit seeming to fully obey Bushido while acting as Battousai and disobeying it when in his less violent state of mind, preventing many fellow Samurai from committing Seppuku, dishonoring them.

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is set in the late 19th Century during the Meiji Period of Japan, a few years after the abolition of the Samurai caste. A major part of the story centers around the last generation of Samurai trying to adjust to life in post-feudal Japan. The main character, Himura Kenshin, is sometimes described as a Samurai being a highly skilled swordsman but he was never actually a member of the Samurai caste, coming from a poor farming family. He also plays with this trope a bit seeming to fully obey Bushido while acting as Battousai and disobeying it when in his less violent state of mind, preventing many fellow Samurai from committing Seppuku, dishonoring them. During his time as an assassin in Kyoto he would have been impersonating a samurai, as a commoner wouldn't be allowed to wear swords on the street like he did, which is why he gained the family name "Himura" at that time; as a commoner during the shogunate he wouldn't have had a family name, but samurai had family names so he needed one to pass as a samurai.
15th Mar '17 2:50:55 PM SamuraiMarmoset
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* Samurai are one of the three factions in ''VideoGame/ForHonor''. In the fictional world of the game, the Samurai, or "Chosen" of the Dawn Empire dwell in the swamps of the Myre, after their original home was destroyed in the cataclysm that wrecked the world a thousand years beforehand. Their classes include the Kensei, the most traditionally samurai-like of the lot, but who uses a nodachi rather than a katana, [[TheBigGuy the Shugoki]], massive oni-masked warriors who wield a ''kanabo'' and can shrug off the first attack thanks to their massive HP, [[FragileSpeedster the Orochi]], elite Imperial assassins and katana-wielders, and [[YamatoNadeshiko the Nobushi]], women warriors wielding naginata who protect the common folk. The Samurai are also the focus of the final story chapter with the viewpoint character being the Orochi [[spoiler: who is also the one to kill [[BigBad Apollyon]].]]
14th Mar '17 7:27:52 PM CosmicFerret
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* Jin in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is the most prominent example, as is anyone in the show related to his past. There's also the "Samurai who smells of sunflowers" who Fuu convinces Jin and Mugen to help her track down [[spoiler: he's her father, and a JapaneseChristian]]. Also worth noting is that while serving as the narrator, [[CluelessDetective Manzo the Saw]] comments explicitly on the homosexual practices of samurai noted above.

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* Jin in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is the most prominent example, as is anyone in the show related to his past. There's also the "Samurai who smells of sunflowers" who Fuu convinces Jin and Mugen to help her track down [[spoiler: he's her father, and a JapaneseChristian]].UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian]]. Also worth noting is that while serving as the narrator, [[CluelessDetective Manzo the Saw]] comments explicitly on the homosexual practices of samurai noted above.
12th Mar '17 11:21:16 AM nombretomado
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28th Feb '17 7:23:01 PM PadmaPhala
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When samurai are presented negatively, expect them to be wearing their [[TinTyrant full armor, including an elaborately designed and intimidating helmet.]] When they're being presented as paragons, expect them to at least be [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic helmet-less]], or sometimes [[ArmorIsUseless wearing nothing but]] a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakama Hakama]]. {{Ronin}} in particular probably aren't going to be armored and maybe be visually contrasted to armored samurai - though what with {{Ronin}} tending to be WalkingTheEarth, it's pretty logical they aren't going to be able to hauling full armor around. Speaking of samurai armor, it was usually made of leather-backed iron scales laced with silk, or later on, iron or steel lames riveted together. While it was often coated with lacquer to prevent moisture from rusting the metal, [[DeadUnicornTrope it was never made of wood like some sources claim]].

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When samurai are presented negatively, expect them to be wearing their [[TinTyrant full armor, including an elaborately designed and intimidating helmet.]] When they're being presented as paragons, expect them to at least be [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic helmet-less]], or sometimes [[ArmorIsUseless wearing nothing but]] a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakama Hakama]]. {{Ronin}} in particular probably aren't going to be armored and maybe be visually contrasted to armored samurai - though what with {{Ronin}} tending to be WalkingTheEarth, it's pretty logical they aren't going to be able to hauling haul full armor around. Speaking of samurai armor, it was usually made of leather-backed iron scales laced with silk, or later on, iron or steel lames riveted together. While it was often coated with lacquer to prevent moisture from rusting the metal, [[DeadUnicornTrope it was never made of wood like some sources claim]].
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