''The Legend of Kage'' is a video game for the arcade and {{NES}} about a ninja (the titular Kage) who must rescue Princess Kiri from a shinobi clan. It has a sequel on the NintendoDS, which has much more in terms of a story.
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!!Tropes applicable to both games:
* InASingleBound: You're a ninja, of course you can leap 50 feet in the air.

!!The first game provides examples of:
* DistressedDamsel: Princess Kiri, who gets captured a total of ''four times''.
* DualWielding: Kage wields a pair of short blades, only one of which he ever attacks with.
* EverythingsBetterWithNinjas: Lots.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: ''All'' of them.
* InASingleBound: You're a ninja, of course you can leap 50 feet in the air.
* OneHitPointWonder
* SmartBomb: The scrolls
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Demon Sword'' for the NES.
* {{Wutai}}
* {{Wuxia}}

!!The second game provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Chihiro.
* TheBattleDidntCount: You can take no damage and wreck him in under a minute, but you will still be shown as being exhausted and Yukinosuke smugly fine after your first battle with him.
* BerserkButton: Ayame does not like to be interrupted.
* BigBad: Yoshiro.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Hanzo.
* BlueOniRedOni: Not in terms of personality, really, but Yukinosuke and Kage provide the visual equivalent with ice powers and blue color theme for the former, fire powers and red color theme for the latter, and otherwise identical designs.
* BoobsOfSteel: Ayame is the oldest of her sisters, the strongest fighter, and thus the bustiest as well.
* ChristmasCake: Ayame has issues with her age.
* DarkActionGirl: Kaede is a straight-up version, while her sisters provide with variations such as...
** [[BadassAdorable Dark Badass Adorable]]: ... the bomb-throwing Koume and...
** [[LadyOfWar Dark Lady Of War]]: ... the magic orb using Ayame.
* DistressedDamsel: Princess Kiri, again.
* DoppelgangerAttack: You are capable of doing this, as is Yoshiro.
* TheDragon: Yukinosuke, who is also...
** TheRival: ... for both Chihiro and Kage.
* DualWielding: Except this time, it's Yukinosuke that's doing it, not Kage.
* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Kiri.
* EverythingsBetterWithNinjas: Lots.
* EvilCounterpart: Not so much for Chihiro, Yukinosuke is this for Kage.
* EvilOldFolks: Yojubo.
* FlamingSword: Kage - Yukinosuke gets the version with a FauxFlame.
* [[spoiler: TheHeartless: Yoshiro's demonic powers were born from the restless and resentful spirits of the innocent people that were killed during the chaos of the Sengoku Period.]]
* HighlyVisibleNinja: All of them, just like in the first game.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Justified - you can actually see straps that tie Ayame's kimono's neckline to a choker on her neck to keep it from falling all the way.
* [[spoiler: LetsGetDangerous: Realizing their master Yoshiro is depending on them to hold the player off as much as possible, the Three Sisters become a lot more serious in their triple team battle.]]
* LighterAndSofter: Chihiro's story is noticeably more light-hearted than Kage's. For example: [[spoiler: the Three Sisters survive; Princess Kiri is able to bluff Hanzo into not killing her, in contrast to Kage being forced to strike him down in his story and go on the run with her; and there are just generally more comedic moments between Chihiro and the Three Sisters.]]
* [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather: Chihiro is actually Princess Kiri's younger sister, who was left with the Iga Ninjas to raise, but only the latter remembers this at first.]]
* TheMentor: Hanzo.
** [[spoiler: BrokenPedestal: Arguably, he was only doing his job, but his portrait made him look a bit too enthusiastic to kill Princess Kiri, plus his crazy laugh and rant after he finds out that she is "dead" in Chihiro's story implies that he is possibly in league with the demons. Of course, he could have just been putting on an act...]]
** [[spoiler: TheUnfought: Despite his cool design and antagonistic nature revealed later on, you never fight Hanzo.]]
* {{Miko}}: Kaede dresses in a hakama similar to that of a miko, barring the short shorts.
* MindOverMatter: Yoshiro fights with bronze swords launched using telekinesis.
* [[spoiler: OmnicidalManiac: Yoshiro.]]
* PaperMaster: Kaede uses traditional Japanese paper talisman/familiars called ''shikigami'' in battle.
* PluckyGirl: Chihiro never gives up in her quest to rescue Princess Kiri, even when way over her head against an army of demonic goons on what is her first real mission as a kunoichi.
* PlayingWithFire: Yojubo.
* PhysicalGod: Princess Kiri, although she doesn't seem to be very good at defending herself from kidnappers.
** AGodAmI: Subverted - everyone else is going about how she's pretty much a GodInHumanForm, but she herself seems quite down-to-earth.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Three Sisters - Ayame, Kaede, and Koume.
** [[spoiler: HappilyAdopted: None of them are related by blood, but that does not matter one bit to them.]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Kage and Yukinosuke.
* ShesGotLegs: Chihiro and Kaede.
* TokenMiniMoe: Koume.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Both Kage and Yukinosuke.
* [[spoiler: WalkingTheEarth and NobleFugitive: After finding out that the Tokugawa Shogunate intends on having Princess Kiri killed, Kage renounces his loyalty to them and goes on the run with the princess.]]
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Kaede certainly does.
* WorthyOpponent: What Yukinosuke and the player character deem each other to be after their first fight.
* {{Wutai}}
* {{Wuxia}}
* ZettaiRyouiki: Chihiro ranks a Grade B, while Kaede is the Grade D.
* ZigzagPaperTassel: Kaede uses this to command her ''shikigami.''

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