History VIdeoGame / SamuraiShodown

30th Apr '18 2:42:15 PM Malady
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* AgeAppropriateAngst: Shizumaru, Mina

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* [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Alien]]: Can be found being cooked in a pot in Gen-An's Samurai Shodown 2 stage. Apparently creators thought it was not enough, and used him as main mascot of Yuga - who has some alien-based symbolics (can be found on her 1st boss form clothes and on some arenas), and in her 2nd and 3rd boss forms she has an Alien growing out of her back (with his head growing from the back of Yuga's humanoid head and their mouth movements being synchronized).
* AlienBlood: Deku and Yuga have teal blood.

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* [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Alien]]: Can be found being cooked in a pot in Gen-An's Samurai Shodown 2 stage. Apparently creators thought it was not enough, and used him as main mascot of Yuga - who has some alien-based symbolics (can be found on her 1st boss form clothes and on some arenas), and in her 2nd and 3rd boss forms she has an Alien growing out of her back (with his head growing from the back of Yuga's humanoid head and their mouth movements being synchronized).
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Deku and Yuga have teal blood.


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** The alien of the Franchise/{{Alien}} franchise can be found being cooked in a pot in Gen-An's Samurai Shodown 2 stage. Apparently creators thought it was not enough, and used him as main mascot of Yuga - who has some alien-based symbolics (can be found on her 1st boss form clothes and on some arenas), and in her 2nd and 3rd boss forms she has an Alien growing out of her back (with his head growing from the back of Yuga's humanoid head and their mouth movements being synchronized).
1st Mar '18 8:32:49 PM nombretomado
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* {{SNK}}: Obviously.
26th Feb '18 2:30:11 AM Cryoclaste
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* TakashiNishiyama: executive producer of Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage

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* TakashiNishiyama: Creator/TakashiNishiyama: executive producer of Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage
12th Feb '18 4:22:59 PM nombretomado
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* {{Onmyodo}}: Practioners of it (onmyouji) include Nicotine, Taizan and Ochamaro's unnamed creator. Nicotine uses ''O-fuda'' cards for spells and summons (including ''Shikigami summons''), while Taizan uses Five Elements seals. Of course, both have exorcist practice. Ochamaro is basically a mechanic onmyouji and was created to seal demons.
12th Dec '17 9:57:21 AM Macsen
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* HaveANiceDeath: It's not uncommon to see fighters' bodies carried off on stretchers covered with sheets in post-fight cut scenes.
4th Dec '17 8:16:31 AM Basara-kun
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* VengefulGhost: Basara. An undead case of LoveMakesYouEvil, Basara and Kagaribi were lovers slaughted by Zankuro, but the hate Basara has about this makes him come BackFromTheDead [[CameBackWrong in the form of a yurei]]. [[spoiler:In a plot twist revealed in ''V'', in reality Basara [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone was the one who killed Kagaribi and then he commited suicide]].]]
14th Nov '17 3:15:24 PM xcountryguy
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** Another example is that of Charlotte-Oshizu-Haohmaru. Charlotte and O-Shizu were both in love with Haohmaru, but he is a CelibateHero, dedicated entirely to fighting. While O-Shizu is depicted as being permanently interested in him and Haohmaru returning her feelings to a degree (he even kisses her in his SS 2 ending, though he also tells her she's better off without him), [[spoiler: Charlotte eventualy renounces to her feelings (ImportantHaircut and all) once she finds Haohmaru and O-Shizu together at the end of the second game.]]

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** Another example is that of Charlotte-Oshizu-Haohmaru. Charlotte and O-Shizu were both in love with Haohmaru, but he is a CelibateHero, dedicated entirely to fighting. While O-Shizu is depicted as being permanently interested in him and Haohmaru returning her feelings to a degree (he even kisses her in his SS 2 ending, though he also tells her she's better off without him), [[spoiler: Charlotte [[spoiler:Charlotte eventualy renounces to her feelings (ImportantHaircut and all) once she finds Haohmaru and O-Shizu together at the end of the second game.]]



* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Ambrosia and its servants are subjects of this trope. [[spoiler: In RPG, its revealed that Ambrosia draws strength from negative emotions of humanity.]]

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* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Ambrosia and its servants are subjects of this trope. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In RPG, its revealed that Ambrosia draws strength from negative emotions of humanity.]]



* TheBadGuyWins: In only one year after being defeated in Samurai Shodown 64, Yuga comes back, successfully enslaves Haohmaru and Shiki, plunges the world in darkness and nearly merges it with the Demon World. [[spoiler: Then Asura unexpectedly comes and deals with Yuga for good...which doesn't change much since Asura is ''another bad guy''.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: In only one year after being defeated in Samurai Shodown 64, Yuga comes back, successfully enslaves Haohmaru and Shiki, plunges the world in darkness and nearly merges it with the Demon World. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then Asura unexpectedly comes and deals with Yuga for good...which doesn't change much since Asura is ''another bad guy''.]]



* {{Celibate Hero}}: Though Haohmaru has a girlfriend, his priority is fighting and O-Shizu knows that very well. Nakoruru is well aware of Galford's love for her, but she's too MarriedToTheJob of being the priestess/spirit of Nature. [[spoiler: The Nakoruru-centric OAV also hints that, if Nakoruru ever got married, [[CartwrightCurse much misfortune would follow]]. It happened to Nakoruru's parents, after all. But we don't know if said OAV is 100% canon or not...]]

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* {{Celibate Hero}}: Though Haohmaru has a girlfriend, his priority is fighting and O-Shizu knows that very well. Nakoruru is well aware of Galford's love for her, but she's too MarriedToTheJob of being the priestess/spirit of Nature. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Nakoruru-centric OAV also hints that, if Nakoruru ever got married, [[CartwrightCurse much misfortune would follow]]. It happened to Nakoruru's parents, after all. But we don't know if said OAV is 100% canon or not...]]



* CursedWithAwesome: Basara, first appearing in Samurai Shodown 3, is a ghost. In the living world, Basara can teleport through shadow, transform into a shadowy bat, and control his chain blade with his mind. He wants his "accursed" existence to end so he can stay with his beloved Kagaribi in the afterlife. [[spoiler: After Samurai Shodown V storyline retcon, in his Samurai Shodown V ending, he recovers a repressed memory: he, not Zankuro, had killed Kagaribi.]]

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* CursedWithAwesome: Basara, first appearing in Samurai Shodown 3, is a ghost. In the living world, Basara can teleport through shadow, transform into a shadowy bat, and control his chain blade with his mind. He wants his "accursed" existence to end so he can stay with his beloved Kagaribi in the afterlife. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Samurai Shodown V storyline retcon, in his Samurai Shodown V ending, he recovers a repressed memory: he, not Zankuro, had killed Kagaribi.]]



* DownerEnding: Ending of Nakoruru ADV game [[spoiler:Yantamu dies trying to save Nakoruru, then she dies as well, and its implied they happily reunited in afterlife]]. Many of the characters have downer endings in several games, ending in the demise of themselves or a loved one. Mina's SS5 ending is possibly the worst, as she [[spoiler: has to kill her adorable pet, after which it is heavily implied that she kills herself.]]

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* DownerEnding: Ending of Nakoruru ADV game [[spoiler:Yantamu dies trying to save Nakoruru, then she dies as well, and its implied they happily reunited in afterlife]]. Many of the characters have downer endings in several games, ending in the demise of themselves or a loved one. Mina's SS5 ending is possibly the worst, as she [[spoiler: has [[spoiler:has to kill her adorable pet, after which it is heavily implied that she kills herself.]]



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Victoria in Samurai Shodown RPG, [[spoiler: she eventually turns into a demon.]]
** Also the queen in Charlotte's Samurai Shodown 1 intro (exclusive to portable version of game) - [[spoiler: who was possessed by the demon.]]

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Victoria in Samurai Shodown RPG, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she eventually turns into a demon.]]
** Also the queen in Charlotte's Samurai Shodown 1 intro (exclusive to portable version of game) - [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who was possessed by the demon.]]



* HeroAntagonist: Haohmaru in ''Warriors Rage'' (PS). [[spoiler: He wants to save Mikoto, but at that moment she is technically one of the villains, and good guys want to kill the villains, so Haohmaru clashes swords with the main hero Seishiro (in drama CD) and Hanzo (in game itself).]]

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* HeroAntagonist: Haohmaru in ''Warriors Rage'' (PS). [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He wants to save Mikoto, but at that moment she is technically one of the villains, and good guys want to kill the villains, so Haohmaru clashes swords with the main hero Seishiro (in drama CD) and Hanzo (in game itself).]]



* ImAHumanitarian: Kusaregedo is a huge, deformed, demonic creature who got to be that way by eating people, and his goal in entering the tournament is to track down and eat one of the other fighters. [[spoiler: In his ending, he eats his daughter instead.]]

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* ImAHumanitarian: Kusaregedo is a huge, deformed, demonic creature who got to be that way by eating people, and his goal in entering the tournament is to track down and eat one of the other fighters. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In his ending, he eats his daughter instead.]]



* LouisCypher: [[spoiler: Asura fullfills the role of [[{{Satan}} Devil]] in Samurai Shodown universe. His struggle with Yuga is a play on SatanIsGood and GodIsEvil tropes.]]

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* LouisCypher: [[spoiler: Asura [[spoiler:Asura fullfills the role of [[{{Satan}} Devil]] in Samurai Shodown universe. His struggle with Yuga is a play on SatanIsGood and GodIsEvil tropes.]]



* NearVillainVictory: In only one year after being defeated in Samurai Shodown 64, Yuga comes back, successfully enslaves Haohmaru and Shiki, plunges world in darkness and nearly merges it with Demon World. [[spoiler: Then Asura unexpectedly comes and deals with Yuga for good.]]

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* NearVillainVictory: In only one year after being defeated in Samurai Shodown 64, Yuga comes back, successfully enslaves Haohmaru and Shiki, plunges world in darkness and nearly merges it with Demon World. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then Asura unexpectedly comes and deals with Yuga for good.]]



* OneWingedAngel: Literally - Yuda's design. Like Sephiroth, he has single black wing over his shoulder (when its not visible, he has black wing tattoo there isntead), has similar design of shoulder pads on straps, he also has very long sword, and [[spoiler: in his ending he grows a number of white wings aside of single black wing - akin to Safer Sephiroth]]. Also, inscription on his official artwork reads "Angel of Death - One-Winged Death God - Yuda" (?????????????, ''Shi no Tenshi ? Katayoku no Shinigami ? Yuda''), which is a throwback to Sephiroth's music theme "One-Winged Angel (?????, ''Katayoku no Tenshi''), which is a trope namer.

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* OneWingedAngel: Literally - Yuda's design. Like Sephiroth, he has single black wing over his shoulder (when its not visible, he has black wing tattoo there isntead), has similar design of shoulder pads on straps, he also has very long sword, and [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in his ending he grows a number of white wings aside of single black wing - akin to Safer Sephiroth]]. Also, inscription on his official artwork reads "Angel of Death - One-Winged Death God - Yuda" (?????????????, ''Shi no Tenshi ? Katayoku no Shinigami ? Yuda''), which is a throwback to Sephiroth's music theme "One-Winged Angel (?????, ''Katayoku no Tenshi''), which is a trope namer.



* StalkerWithACrush: Shiki subverts this trope by stalking Haohmaru due to Yuga's bidding. Nevertheless according to plan they should have sexual intercourse [[spoiler: just because theoretically body of their child would be a perfect vessel for Dark God's incarnation - at least according to Samurai Shodown 64 storyline]]

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* StalkerWithACrush: Shiki subverts this trope by stalking Haohmaru due to Yuga's bidding. Nevertheless according to plan they should have sexual intercourse [[spoiler: just [[spoiler:just because theoretically body of their child would be a perfect vessel for Dark God's incarnation - at least according to Samurai Shodown 64 storyline]]



* SuperPersistentPredator: Rasetsumaru, even when he is ''in decapitated condition''. Also Kusaregedo, although [[spoiler: he failed to eat Rimururu in any of his endings, he later made up for it by hunting all the game's cast in his Samurai Shodown VI ending.]]

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* SuperPersistentPredator: Rasetsumaru, even when he is ''in decapitated condition''. Also Kusaregedo, although [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he failed to eat Rimururu in any of his endings, he later made up for it by hunting all the game's cast in his Samurai Shodown VI ending.]]



* TokenMotivationalNemesis: Draco may very well be this to Galford, [[spoiler: since he killed his father which served one of Galford's main motivators in his quest for justice]].

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* TokenMotivationalNemesis: Draco may very well be this to Galford, [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since he killed his father which served one of Galford's main motivators in his quest for justice]].



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Karakuri Hanma against Hanma, and [[spoiler: Hanmen no Asura against Yuga]].

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Karakuri Hanma against Hanma, and [[spoiler: Hanmen [[spoiler:Hanmen no Asura against Yuga]].
8th Nov '17 6:36:56 PM WillKeaton
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* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Series had 3 {{OVA}}s: SS1-based, SS Asura Zanmaden-based, and Nakoruru game-based (which was left unfinished).

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* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Series had 3 {{OVA}}s: SS1-based, [=SS1-based,=] SS Asura Zanmaden-based, and Nakoruru game-based (which was left unfinished).
20th Oct '17 7:55:45 AM Basara-kun
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* WesternSamurai: Claude from ''Sen'' is a European blond guy that is a samurai, in this case from France. An amnesiac guy that adopted Japan's culture and became a samurai trained by monks and eventually he became one, defending his temple form various menaces. And from the same game, there's "J", an obvious {{expy}} of Anime/AfroSamurai.
3rd Oct '17 8:27:45 AM Basara-kun
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* BalanceSpeedStrengthTrio: In Spin-Off "Samurai Spirits Gaiden: Cham-Cham", there's the TerribleTrio of the game: The Three Robbers Laura, Gororo and Bobon, which are the balance, speed and strength respectively.
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