->''"What is, is! By your own hand, you have set your destiny in motion, Fist of the North Star!"''
-->-- '''Ryuken''' to Kenshiro

A 1995 LiveActionAdaptation of [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar the popular manga]], directed by Tony Randel[[note]](Also the director of ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII'' and ''Film/{{Ticks}}'')[[/note]].

In a post-apocalyptic future, martial artist named Kenshiro (Gary Daniels) wanders the wasteland in search of Shin (Costas Mandylor), the man who betrayed him and took away his girlfriend Julia (Isako Washio).

Kenshiro's late master Ryuken (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell) advises him on his journey, as he fights his way to Shin's capital city, where he plans the total domination of the wasteland.

!!The film has the examples of:

%%* AfterTheEnd
* AlasPoorVillain: Stone tearfully surrenders before Kenshiro, and is then killed by a stray bullet from Jackal.
* AttemptedRape:
** Zeed's gang is about to rape a woman, but Kenshiro intervenes by busting through a door and kills them all.
** Jackal attempts to rape Julia as Kenshiro is fighting Shin, but she gets the better of him.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Goliath:''' Good, a real fight!
-->'''Kenshiro:''' Your last.
* BaldOfEvil: Most of the bad guys encountered by Kenshiro have no hair.
* BarrierBustingBlow: Kenshiro kicks Kemp through a door so hard that it not only dislocates his jaw, he also dies from it.
* BigBad: Shin.
* BigNo: Paul can only helplessly respond with this as Zeed's men are about to rape his wife Jill.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Jackal looks at the audience and welcomes them to the future when the townspeople are enslaved.
* CombatPragmatist: Instead of fighting Ryuken when comes to confront him, Shin simply shoots him.
-->[[PreMortemOneLiner This is not a fight; it's an execution]].
* CompositeCharacter: Jackal shares his name with a gang leader from the manga, but his role as a henchman of Shin who gets humiliated by Ken is much closer to Spade. However, instead of merely losing an eye, his wounds forces him to wear a metal contraption to keep his head from exploding, much like Jagi.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Bat]] dies from his wounds after saving Kenshiro from a bullet.
* TheDragon: Jackal is Shin's right-hand man, and his MookLieutenant as well.
* DualWielding: On his way to Shin, Kenshiro defeats mooks with two sticks and two [[KukrisAreKool kukris]] respectively. In the case fo the former, he picks up the weapons and uses them to beat the next guy on his way.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Stone of the Crossmen will gladly take part on wrongdoings, but is clearly distraught whenever children get involved in them.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Kenshiro sees a vision of undead Ryuken rising from the earth and reminding him about his destiny as Fist of the North Star while [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger pointing at him dramatically]].
* EvilGloating: Before leaving Kenshiro for dead, Shin tells him that he killed Ryuken.
* {{Expy}}: Jackal is basically a renamed Jagi (with the name of another villain from the manga.)
* FashionableAsymmetry: Kenshiro wears only one shoulderpad.
* FlashbackNightmare: Kenshiro dreams about his fight against Shin and the subsequent loss of Julia.
* GiantMook: Kemp of Zeed's gang and Goliath of Crossmen.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Pulled off by Vision-Zombie-Ryuken towards Kenshiro when he reminds the latter of his destiny.
* GroinAttack: When Shin has Kenshiro down in their initial fight, he stomps him on the nads.
%%* HighVoltageDeath
* HostileWeather: Burning acid rain is a common occurrence, which forces characters to refuge.
* InNameOnly: In addition to Jackal (who is a cross between Spade and Jagi in this version), the name "Rao" is used for a minor character (played by Kevin Arbouet) living in Paradise Valley. He has nothing to do with Kenshiro's similarly named horseback-riding conqueror brother (Raoh) and the Japanese dub pronounces his name without the long vowel.
* JawBreaker: Kemp is the first one from Zeed's gang to go down when Kenshiro kicks him through a door, dislocating his jaw.
* MolotovCocktail: Townspeople of Paradise Valley prepare to defend themselves from Crossmen with molotov cocktails.
* {{Mooks}}: Shin's militia that enforces his law, the Crossmen.
* NeckSnap: Kenshiro kills Goliath by twisting his neck.
* NoOSHACompliance: The boiler room where Jackal takes away Julia before Shin's confrontation with Kenshiro.
* NoSell: Shin does this to first three attacks from the unnamed Nanto Seiken practitioner before beating him up.
* NumberOfTheBeast: The number 666 is burned on the side of Zeed's head.
* OffWithHisHead: The Crossmen set a guillotine to Paradise Valley, and Lynn almost becomes its first victim.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Shin keeps to his throne room, planning the future of Southern Cross.
* PosthumousNarration: Ryuken is dead before the events of the film, and narrates it.
* PowerGlows: Shin's hands glow when he uses his skills acquired from his Southern Cross training.
* PsychicPowers: Lynn's screaming sends a psychic messages to Kenshiro, and he rushes to due to his destiny as the Fist of the North Star.
* RaceLift: Gary Daniels and Creator/MalcolmMcDowell probably aren't the kind of actors that most people had in mind playing martial artists with names like Kenshiro and Ryuken.
* RedRightHand: Most of the Crossmen has defining physical quirks; Jackal's head is in a continual state of pre-explosion, Sandman is missing an eye, Stone has a scaly skin and is asthmatic etc.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Bat and Lynn are siblings in this movie, as opposed to them being PlatonicLifePartners and later [[spoiler: lovers]] in the manga.
* {{Revenge}}: Kenshiro's initial goal, before realizing his true destiny as Fist of the North Star.
* SaharanShipwreck: A submarine stranded in the desert houses the [=McCartney=] couple in the wasteland.
* SayMyName: As Kenshiro sleeps, he has a dream where his late master Ryuken calls out to him.
* ScaryBlackMan: Sandman of the Crossmen.
%%* ScavengerWorld
%%* SceneryGorn
%%* ShirtlessScene
* SissyVillain: Neuter of Zeed's gang, who wears makeup and is shown putting on lipstick when we first see him.
* SpiritAdvisor: Ryuken's spirit advices Kenshiro from the other side.
* TerribleTrio: Zeed and his goons Kemp and Neuter, who are the first victims of Kenshiro in his quest for justice.
* VillainousCrush: Shin is enamored by Julia, but she preferred her beloved Kenshiro, whom Shin then tried to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill to have her for himself]]. She spitefully rejects his every advance while he doggedly keeps offering her the world.
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene
%%* YouAreAlreadyDead
* YourHeadAsplode:
** Happens to Zeed offscreen after Kenshiro "tickles him to death", and declares him to be [[YouAreAlreadyDead already dead]].
** Also Jackal's fate, once Julia manages to remove his protective headstraps when he tries to rape her, finishing the attack that Kenshiro landed on him years ago.