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26th Dec '13 6:42:11 AM Prfnoff
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Takeda Shingen was one of the Big Three of the late Sengoku Era, including his legendary rival UesugiKenshin and Hojo Ujiyasu. Said to be of unparalleled genius, rivalling the great Zhuge Liang as one of history's greatest strategists, Shingen is notable in that he was the first of the two great northern warlords, Kenshin being the other, who made their bid against OdaNobunaga, only to die under mysterious circumstances before he could properly crush his opponent. His [[RedBaron nickname]] was "Tiger of Kai", [[TigerVersusDragon to contrast with]] Kenshin, the "Dragon of Echigo". His clan was also well known for their cavalry units, called the strongest of their time.

He's noted for often being painted with a war fan nearby. This is mostly taken from a story during the fourth battle of Kawanakajima that Kenshin snuck into his camp, sword ready to kill Shingen, but then Shingen deflected all his attacks with a nearby fan.

He made his bid to the capital earlier than the rest, in late 1572, and the first to get in his way was none other than TokugawaIeyasu, currently an ally of Nobunaga. Shingen trounced Ieyasu pretty badly at the winter battle of Mikatagahara, forcing him to retreat, but Shingen failed to kill him. While continuing the march in the spring, however, Shingen fell mysteriously ill and eventually died en route, (Some say that he was sniped by a rifleman when he was by himself and listening to Flute music being played by the Enemy Camp) to be succeeded by his son Katsuyori, who while a good war general, wasn't as capable a daimyo, resulting into a disastrous battle at Nagashino where Nobunaga utilized his muskets to utterly annihilate the otherwise invincible Takeda cavalry. Needless to say, the Takeda [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen fell into ruins after that day]], and Katsuyori eventually committed {{seppuku}} in shame. Shingen's death propelled his rival Kenshin to make his own bid for the capital, managing to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge defeat Nobunaga once]] before he also died mysteriously.

Aside from his cavalry, war genius, war fan and rivalry with Kenshin, Shingen is also known for inventing the phrase/motto "[[BadassCreed Fuu-Rin-Ka-Zan]]". Borrowed from SunTzu's ''Art of War'', it translates as "swift as the wind, silent as the forest, fierce like fire, strong like a mountain." There's also some nasty rumors that Shingen also kept boiling pots around his camp, probably to punish prisoners of war. Considering the turbulent situation of the age, it was quite standard to have such degree of ruthlessness.
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!!Takeda Shingen in fiction:

* Takeda Shingen's death and its aftermath is fictionalized in Creator/AkiraKurosawa's 1980 film ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}''.
* The enemy of UesugiKenshin in the 1990 film ''Heaven and Earth''
* Leader of the Takeda clan in the videogame ''Shogun TotalWar''
* A playable character in the ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series. As usual, he has his legendary rivalry with Kenshin, and pretty much shown to be a DeadpanSnarker. Also there's one historical misinterpretation that SanadaYukimura is amongst his army. While historically Yukimura never served the Takeda, his predecessors (Masayuki, for example) did. His weapon? That infamous paper fan of his.
** Shows up as Ground-type nation Terrera's warlord in ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest''. Teamed with Rhyperior [[spoiler: and eventually Groudon]], he's still shown as being Uesugi Kenshin's friendly rival. He's also portrayed as carrying his infamous paper fan.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had Shingen become more-or-less the BigGood, a hugely muscular and HotBlooded old man with a gigantic axe (shaped like a war fan), and aside from his rivalry with Kenshin, he's CrazyAwesome to a fault (like riding two horses at once, up a vertical wall). He also employs Yukimura as his ward, submitting him to TrainingFromHell, and they often enjoy a [[MemeticMutation memetic exchange]] of punches and wrestling moves while yelling each other's names. '''"YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!"''' (rinse and repeat)
* In ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}: Soul'', Shingen appears as one of the selectable warlords, but surprisingly he's on the side of the Genma demons, the bad guys. Furthermore, a "demon hunt" (as in: demons hunting for people as if they were game) was mentioned in the second game as being hosted by "Takeda".
* As with [[UpToEleven every other name in Japanese history]], [[GenderBender genderflipped]] in ''Anime/SengokuOtome'', where [[LadyLooksLikeADude she's]] PlayingWithFire and [[BlowYouAway Blowing You Away]]. Despite FriendlyEnemy [[TigerVersusDragon Kenshin]] still being featured, it's ''Shingen'' who gets the InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons treatment. Don't worry: she's still got [[NeverLiveItDown the]] [[MemeticMutation god]][[FrankMiller damn]] [[JustForPun war]] [[PaperFanOfDoom fan]], though.
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Takeda Shingen was one of the Big Three of the late Sengoku Era, including his legendary rival UesugiKenshin and Hojo Ujiyasu. Said to be of unparalleled genius, rivalling the great Zhuge Liang as one of history's greatest strategists, Shingen is notable in that he was the first of the two great northern warlords, Kenshin being the other, who made their bid against OdaNobunaga, only to die under mysterious circumstances before he could properly crush his opponent. His [[RedBaron nickname]] was "Tiger of Kai", [[TigerVersusDragon to contrast with]] Kenshin, the "Dragon of Echigo". His clan was also well known for their cavalry units, called the strongest of their time.

He's noted for often being painted with a war fan nearby. This is mostly taken from a story during the fourth battle of Kawanakajima that Kenshin snuck into his camp, sword ready to kill Shingen, but then Shingen deflected all his attacks with a nearby fan.

He made his bid to the capital earlier than the rest, in late 1572, and the first to get in his way was none other than TokugawaIeyasu, currently an ally of Nobunaga. Shingen trounced Ieyasu pretty badly at the winter battle of Mikatagahara, forcing him to retreat, but Shingen failed to kill him. While continuing the march in the spring, however, Shingen fell mysteriously ill and eventually died en route, (Some say that he was sniped by a rifleman when he was by himself and listening to Flute music being played by the Enemy Camp) to be succeeded by his son Katsuyori, who while a good war general, wasn't as capable a daimyo, resulting into a disastrous battle at Nagashino where Nobunaga utilized his muskets to utterly annihilate the otherwise invincible Takeda cavalry. Needless to say, the Takeda [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen fell into ruins after that day]], and Katsuyori eventually committed {{seppuku}} in shame. Shingen's death propelled his rival Kenshin to make his own bid for the capital, managing to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge defeat Nobunaga once]] before he also died mysteriously.

Aside from his cavalry, war genius, war fan and rivalry with Kenshin, Shingen is also known for inventing the phrase/motto "[[BadassCreed Fuu-Rin-Ka-Zan]]". Borrowed from SunTzu's ''Art of War'', it translates as "swift as the wind, silent as the forest, fierce like fire, strong like a mountain." There's also some nasty rumors that Shingen also kept boiling pots around his camp, probably to punish prisoners of war. Considering the turbulent situation of the age, it was quite standard to have such degree of ruthlessness.
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!!Takeda Shingen in fiction:

* Takeda Shingen's death and its aftermath is fictionalized in Creator/AkiraKurosawa's 1980 film ''Film/{{Kagemusha}}''.
* The enemy of UesugiKenshin in the 1990 film ''Heaven and Earth''
* Leader of the Takeda clan in the videogame ''Shogun TotalWar''
* A playable character in the ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series. As usual, he has his legendary rivalry with Kenshin, and pretty much shown to be a DeadpanSnarker. Also there's one historical misinterpretation that SanadaYukimura is amongst his army. While historically Yukimura never served the Takeda, his predecessors (Masayuki, for example) did. His weapon? That infamous paper fan of his.
** Shows up as Ground-type nation Terrera's warlord in ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest''. Teamed with Rhyperior [[spoiler: and eventually Groudon]], he's still shown as being Uesugi Kenshin's friendly rival. He's also portrayed as carrying his infamous paper fan.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had Shingen become more-or-less the BigGood, a hugely muscular and HotBlooded old man with a gigantic axe (shaped like a war fan), and aside from his rivalry with Kenshin, he's CrazyAwesome to a fault (like riding two horses at once, up a vertical wall). He also employs Yukimura as his ward, submitting him to TrainingFromHell, and they often enjoy a [[MemeticMutation memetic exchange]] of punches and wrestling moves while yelling each other's names. '''"YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!"''' (rinse and repeat)
* In ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}: Soul'', Shingen appears as one of the selectable warlords, but surprisingly he's on the side of the Genma demons, the bad guys. Furthermore, a "demon hunt" (as in: demons hunting for people as if they were game) was mentioned in the second game as being hosted by "Takeda".
* As with [[UpToEleven every other name in Japanese history]], [[GenderBender genderflipped]] in ''Anime/SengokuOtome'', where [[LadyLooksLikeADude she's]] PlayingWithFire and [[BlowYouAway Blowing You Away]]. Despite FriendlyEnemy [[TigerVersusDragon Kenshin]] still being featured, it's ''Shingen'' who gets the InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons treatment. Don't worry: she's still got [[NeverLiveItDown the]] [[MemeticMutation god]][[FrankMiller damn]] [[JustForPun war]] [[PaperFanOfDoom fan]], though.
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28th Nov '13 8:46:49 PM Prfnoff
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He made his bid to the capital earlier than the rest, and the first to get in his way was none other than TokugawaIeyasu, currently an ally of Nobunaga. Shingen trounced Ieyasu pretty badly at Mikatagahara, forcing him to retreat, but Shingen failed to kill him. While continuing the march, however, Shingen fell mysteriously ill and eventually died en route, (Some say that he was sniped by a rifleman when he was by himself and listening to Flute music being played by the Enemy Camp) to be succeeded by his son Katsuyori, who while a good war general, wasn't as capable a daimyo, resulting into a disastrous battle at Nagashino where Nobunaga utilized his muskets to utterly annihilate the otherwise invincible Takeda cavalry. Needless to say, the Takeda [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen fell into ruins after that day]], and Katsuyori eventually committed {{seppuku}} in shame. Shingen's death propelled his rival Kenshin to make his own bid for the capital, managing to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge defeat Nobunaga once]] before he also died mysteriously.

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He made his bid to the capital earlier than the rest, in late 1572, and the first to get in his way was none other than TokugawaIeyasu, currently an ally of Nobunaga. Shingen trounced Ieyasu pretty badly at the winter battle of Mikatagahara, forcing him to retreat, but Shingen failed to kill him. While continuing the march, march in the spring, however, Shingen fell mysteriously ill and eventually died en route, (Some say that he was sniped by a rifleman when he was by himself and listening to Flute music being played by the Enemy Camp) to be succeeded by his son Katsuyori, who while a good war general, wasn't as capable a daimyo, resulting into a disastrous battle at Nagashino where Nobunaga utilized his muskets to utterly annihilate the otherwise invincible Takeda cavalry. Needless to say, the Takeda [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen fell into ruins after that day]], and Katsuyori eventually committed {{seppuku}} in shame. Shingen's death propelled his rival Kenshin to make his own bid for the capital, managing to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge defeat Nobunaga once]] before he also died mysteriously.
27th Oct '13 9:15:28 PM Shadow200
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He made his bid to the capital earlier than the rest, and the first to get in his way was none other than TokugawaIeyasu, currently an ally of Nobunaga. Shingen trounced Ieyasu pretty badly at Mikatagahara, forcing him to retreat, but Shingen failed to kill him. While continuing the march, however, Shingen fell mysteriously ill and eventually died en route, to be succeeded by his son Katsuyori, who while a good war general, wasn't as capable a daimyo, resulting into a disastrous battle at Nagashino where Nobunaga utilized his muskets to utterly annihilate the otherwise invincible Takeda cavalry. Needless to say, the Takeda [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen fell into ruins after that day]], and Katsuyori eventually committed {{seppuku}} in shame. Shingen's death propelled his rival Kenshin to make his own bid for the capital, managing to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge defeat Nobunaga once]] before he also died mysteriously.

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He made his bid to the capital earlier than the rest, and the first to get in his way was none other than TokugawaIeyasu, currently an ally of Nobunaga. Shingen trounced Ieyasu pretty badly at Mikatagahara, forcing him to retreat, but Shingen failed to kill him. While continuing the march, however, Shingen fell mysteriously ill and eventually died en route, (Some say that he was sniped by a rifleman when he was by himself and listening to Flute music being played by the Enemy Camp) to be succeeded by his son Katsuyori, who while a good war general, wasn't as capable a daimyo, resulting into a disastrous battle at Nagashino where Nobunaga utilized his muskets to utterly annihilate the otherwise invincible Takeda cavalry. Needless to say, the Takeda [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen fell into ruins after that day]], and Katsuyori eventually committed {{seppuku}} in shame. Shingen's death propelled his rival Kenshin to make his own bid for the capital, managing to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge defeat Nobunaga once]] before he also died mysteriously.
19th Sep '13 1:31:12 PM TastySauce
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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had Shingen become more-or-less the BigGood, along with being overly muscular for an old man and trading his paper fan for a gigantic axe (it's still shaped like that war fan, though, just made out of steel blade), and aside of his rivalry with Kenshin, he is shown to be CrazyAwesome to a fault (like riding two horses at once, up a vertical wall). He also employs Yukimura as his ward, submitting him to TrainingFromHell, and they enjoy a [[MemeticMutation memetic exchange]] of punches and wrestling moves while yelling each other's names. '''"YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!"''' (rinse and repeat)

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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had Shingen become more-or-less the BigGood, along with being overly a hugely muscular for an and HotBlooded old man and trading his paper fan for with a gigantic axe (it's still shaped (shaped like that a war fan, though, just made out of steel blade), fan), and aside of from his rivalry with Kenshin, he is shown to be he's CrazyAwesome to a fault (like riding two horses at once, up a vertical wall). He also employs Yukimura as his ward, submitting him to TrainingFromHell, and they often enjoy a [[MemeticMutation memetic exchange]] of punches and wrestling moves while yelling each other's names. '''"YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!"''' (rinse and repeat)
19th Sep '13 1:28:46 PM TastySauce
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* A playable character in the ''SamuraiWarriors'' series. As usual, he has his legendary rivalry with Kenshin, and pretty much shown to be a DeadpanSnarker. Also there's one historical misinterpretation that SanadaYukimura is amongst his army. While historically Yukimura never served the Takeda, his predecessors (Masayuki, for example) did. His weapon? That infamous paper fan of his.

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* A playable character in the ''SamuraiWarriors'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series. As usual, he has his legendary rivalry with Kenshin, and pretty much shown to be a DeadpanSnarker. Also there's one historical misinterpretation that SanadaYukimura is amongst his army. While historically Yukimura never served the Takeda, his predecessors (Masayuki, for example) did. His weapon? That infamous paper fan of his.



* In ''{{Onimusha}}: Soul'', Shingen appears as one of the selectable warlords, but surprisingly he's on the side of the Genma demons, the bad guys. Furthermore, a "demon hunt" (as in: demons hunting for people as if they were game) was mentioned in the second game as being hosted by "Takeda".
* As with [[UpToEleven every other name in Japanese history]], [[GenderBender genderflipped]] in ''SengokuOtome'', where [[LadyLooksLikeADude she's]] PlayingWithFire and [[BlowYouAway Blowing You Away]]. Despite FriendlyEnemy [[TigerVersusDragon Kenshin]] still being featured, it's ''Shingen'' who gets the InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons treatment. Don't worry: she's still got [[NeverLiveItDown the]] [[MemeticMutation god]][[FrankMiller damn]] [[JustForPun war]] [[PaperFanOfDoom fan]], though.

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* In ''{{Onimusha}}: ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}: Soul'', Shingen appears as one of the selectable warlords, but surprisingly he's on the side of the Genma demons, the bad guys. Furthermore, a "demon hunt" (as in: demons hunting for people as if they were game) was mentioned in the second game as being hosted by "Takeda".
* As with [[UpToEleven every other name in Japanese history]], [[GenderBender genderflipped]] in ''SengokuOtome'', ''Anime/SengokuOtome'', where [[LadyLooksLikeADude she's]] PlayingWithFire and [[BlowYouAway Blowing You Away]]. Despite FriendlyEnemy [[TigerVersusDragon Kenshin]] still being featured, it's ''Shingen'' who gets the InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons treatment. Don't worry: she's still got [[NeverLiveItDown the]] [[MemeticMutation god]][[FrankMiller damn]] [[JustForPun war]] [[PaperFanOfDoom fan]], though.
27th Aug '13 4:45:07 PM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had Shingen become more-or-less the BigGood, along with being overly muscular for an old man and trading his paper fan for a gigantic axe (it's still shaped like that war fan, though, just made out of steel), and aside of his rivalry with Kenshin, he is shown to be CrazyAwesome to a fault (like riding two horses at once, up a vertical wall). He also employs Yukimura as his ward, submitting him to TrainingFromHell, and they enjoy a [[MemeticMutation memetic exchange]] of punches and wrestling moves while yelling each other's names. '''"YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!"''' (rinse and repeat)

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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had Shingen become more-or-less the BigGood, along with being overly muscular for an old man and trading his paper fan for a gigantic axe (it's still shaped like that war fan, though, just made out of steel), steel blade), and aside of his rivalry with Kenshin, he is shown to be CrazyAwesome to a fault (like riding two horses at once, up a vertical wall). He also employs Yukimura as his ward, submitting him to TrainingFromHell, and they enjoy a [[MemeticMutation memetic exchange]] of punches and wrestling moves while yelling each other's names. '''"YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!"''' (rinse and repeat)
27th Aug '13 4:44:50 PM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had Shingen become more-or-less the BigGood, along with being overly muscular for an old man and trading his paper fan for a gigantic axe, and aside of his rivalry with Kenshin, he is shown to be CrazyAwesome to a fault (like riding two horses at once, up a vertical wall). He also employs Yukimura as his ward, submitting him to TrainingFromHell, and they enjoy a [[MemeticMutation memetic exchange]] of punches and wrestling moves while yelling each other's names. '''"YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!"''' (rinse and repeat)

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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had Shingen become more-or-less the BigGood, along with being overly muscular for an old man and trading his paper fan for a gigantic axe, axe (it's still shaped like that war fan, though, just made out of steel), and aside of his rivalry with Kenshin, he is shown to be CrazyAwesome to a fault (like riding two horses at once, up a vertical wall). He also employs Yukimura as his ward, submitting him to TrainingFromHell, and they enjoy a [[MemeticMutation memetic exchange]] of punches and wrestling moves while yelling each other's names. '''"YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!"''' (rinse and repeat)
27th Jul '13 8:30:30 PM AuraXtreme
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* As with [[UpToEleven every other name in Japanese history]], [[GenderBender genderflipped]] in ''SengokuOtome'', where [[LadyLooksLikeADude she's]] PlayingWithFire and [[BlowYouAway Blowing You Away]]. Despite FriendlyEnemy [[TigerVersusDragon Kenshin]] still being featured, it's ''Shingen'' who gets the InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons treatment. Don't worry: she's still got [[NeverLiveItDown the]] [[MemeticMutation god]][[FrankMiller damn]] [[JustForPun war]] [[PaperFanOfDoom fan]], though.
25th Jun '13 5:36:30 PM TrollBrutal
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* In he upcoming ''{{Onimusha}}: Soul'', Shingen appears as one of the selectable warlords, but surprisingly he's on the side of the Genma demons, the bad guys. Furthermore, a "demon hunt" (as in: demons hunting for people as if they were game) was mentioned in the second game as being hosted by "Takeda".

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* In he upcoming ''{{Onimusha}}: Soul'', Shingen appears as one of the selectable warlords, but surprisingly he's on the side of the Genma demons, the bad guys. Furthermore, a "demon hunt" (as in: demons hunting for people as if they were game) was mentioned in the second game as being hosted by "Takeda".
12th Jun '13 12:24:15 PM Onitatsu
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* In he upcoming ''{{Onimusha}}: Soul'', Shingen appears as one of the selectable warlords, but surprisingly he's on the side of the Genma demons, the bad guys. Furthermore, a "demon hunt" (as in: demons hunting for people as if they were game) was mentioned in the second game as being hosted by "Takeda".
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