Lightning Legend: Daigo no Daibouken
is a Fighting Game
with quite a number of characters, both playable and NPC ones. Here's a list of those characters, and their related tropes.
The main hero of the story, a 14-years old Human hailing from Tyoda Village, in Azumakyou Province.
He's the descendant of the legendary Hero who sealed away the Demon King Dragless. He practices martial arts ever since he's very young, under the tough training of his father Taiki, both in preparation against Dragless's eventual resurrection and for becoming stronger. When one day, his father sensed that Dragless's resurrection was close, he set out on the quest to destroy the evil monster once and for all.
He likes boasting from time to time, but he's a gentle boy by nature. Due to his effeminate looks, people often mistake him for a girl, flustering him to no end. Loves soccer.
Tropes associated with Daigo Raioh:
A 12-years old Snow Girl (a branch of the Fairy race) from Zehgo Village, in Niikata Province.
The daughter of Hiroo Shirogane, the current champion of the national fighting tournament "King Of Japone". She's a girl with magic powers enabling her to give life to snowmen she creates, and to feel the aura of monsters. When her father falls ill due to the poisonous aura of a great demon (actually Dragless, but she doesn't know about him at that time), she sets out in order to restore peace and save her father.
A cheerful and extremely kind little girl, she's actually afraid of monsters and feels her strength may not be sufficient to destroy them, but she takes upon herself and gives her very best. She doesn't like being treated like a child. Also a big fan of the Hero of Justice Adolf, she'd love to get an autograph from him.
Tropes associated with Yuki Shirogane:
- An Ice Person / Kill It with Ice: She has ice-based magic powers. In battles, she can throw magic snowballs at opponents, and invoke magic snowstorms.
- Ass Kicks You: Her dash attack. It's also the one attack in her arsenal that allow you to unlock a specific item when using it as a finisher against each opponent.
- Badass Adorable
- Cheerful Child: It's even down in black and white in her in-game profile, at the "personality" section.
- Cute Bruiser
- Exposed to the Elements: Lampshaded by Forelock when meeting Yuki in his storyline. She answers it's not a problem, as Snow People like her have a biology fit for cold weathers.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: Worn on her regular outfit.
- Just a Kid: Calling her this triggers her Berserk Button.
- Meaningful Name: Yuki Shirogane means "Silver(-coloured) Snow" in Japanese.
- Missing Mom: Her mother Yukino died right after giving birth to her, due to severe wounds she never really recovered from, inflicted during the Fairy and Beauty Ones Massacre three years before.
- Nice Hat
- School Swimsuit: Her unlockable alternate outfit.
- Skip of Innocence: Her way of walking during story sequences.
- Snowlems: Has created one at the tender age of 3, which she called Yukidaruman (a pun between "Yukidaruma", the Japanese word for "snowman", and "Man").
- Third-Person Person
- Wrestler in All of Us: Yuki's throw has her sliding under her opponent, and then grabbing their legs while her own are in the air to flip them over into a Boston Crab.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A 16-years old Human girl from Tohda Village, in Sakitama Province.
She was abandoned as a baby, and taken in and raised by the kind old mayor of the village. She loves him like a father, and it's him who, at the young age of 5, gave her the love of feudal plays (a thing he loves himself) and hero shows, as well as her desire of becoming an Ally of Justice, by taking her to a feudal theatrical play.
Years later, she became an accomplished martial artist, and now she sets out on the search of the town's Sakidama (= Luck Soul) Jewel, a magical gem powering an energy-made bridge vital to crossing the town's large river, that has been stolen by someone (later revealed as one of Dragless' Mooks
A cute tomboy, she has a strong sense of justice and will go to anyone needing help. She's a bit clumsy though and tends to jump to conclusions, taking some people as evildoers and leading to misunderstandings. She means well though and makes excuses when the misunderstanding is cleared.
Tropes associated with Mayu Uzaka:
A 8-years old creature belonging to the legendary Mukumuku race (a race of creatures looking like a furball rabbit), born and living in Syosetu Mountain, located in Dekkaidō.
The eldest child of a family of 4 Mukumuku (father, mother, and little sister), they live underground. One day, Mokomoko decides to go on an excursion. Little does it knows its simple excursion would ultimately lead it to fight against the Demon King Dragless...
A playful creature curious of its surroundings, but very emotional. Hit it or offend it, and you'll be in for a world of hurt, as it's very strong, and unusually fast for a creature of its size and built. It gets along very well with Yuki.
Tropes associated with Mokomoko:
A 19-years old male of the Seima (= Holy-Monster) race, half-breed beings born from a Human, and a Monster with great powers, coming from Izumon Village, in Shimanen Province.
Since there are very
few individuals in existence of that powerful race that's the Holy-Monster, Jigokuryuu, the boss of the village's big crime syndicate, upon discovering Rankerk's ancestry and powers, kills Rankerk's Human mother and raises him all while hiding the truth about it, making him the syndicate's top assassin and protector.
When Rankerk discovers his mother didn't abandon him, but was murdered by the person he held in high esteem, he patiently waited for the right moment for his revenge. One day, he sets his plan in motion, announces to the syndicate he quits, and kills every one of them on the spot. In his dying breath, Jigokuryuu ominously gives Rankerk mysterious words about his mother and his ancestry. Puzzled, Rankerk sets out on a trip for the search of his origins, hoping to find an answer in battling everyone on his way...
The lone wolf Anti-Hero
by excellence, he's a man of few words and very severe in both appearance and personality. Speaks with a rude speech pattern to anyone, and craves for battle, seeking strong opponents to test his own limits.
Tropes associated with Rankerk Hatred:
- Blood Knight
- Deadpan Snarker
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: An unlockable Shirtless Scene concept artwork of Rankerk and Forelock reveals that Rankerk has a large scar on each of his shoulders.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Pretty much the only moments you'll see him softening up, are when he thinks about his mother.
- The Force Is Strong with This One: He has a mysterious and acute power of sensing and locating strong and/or evil auras, a power only a rare few other characters (Yuki and Hiroo Shirogane, who are fairy-type beings) have.
- Hair Antennae
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Kamehame Hadoken: Able to do the regular little fireball one (as a special move) and the big freakin' laser one (as a Limit Break).
- Parental Abandonment: Mother murdered (and Rankerk was made believe that she abandoned him on top of that), and father unknown.
- The Reveal: The answer about Rankerk's ancestry is given by the end of his storyline: he's the descendant of Dragless through his monster father, no less. It also explains where his aura-sensing power comes from.
- Slasher Smile
- Walking the Earth: What he does during his identity quest, and what he plans to do with his life after discovering it and after a last visit to her mother's grave, in his ending.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Rankerk Hatred. Sure, Meaningful Name and all (and without taking into account the "K" sound at the end, "Rankerk" can be heard the same as "Rancur", which means "resentment" in French), but...
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
A 17-years old Human from Hakada Village, in Fukugaoka Province.
One of the Big Four bodyguards of Princess Mirona of Fukugaoka, Forelock comes from a long line of loyals retainers of Fukugaoka Castle. He's childhood friends with Mirona ever since they were 5 and 3 respectively, and were play mates in their younger days. Now they have a bodyguard and princess relationship, but deep down they still have strong feelings for each other, even if Forelock doesn't show it on his side.
After Mirona is kidnapped by a recently resurrected Dragless, Forelock sets at once on a quest to rescue her from the monster's clutches.
He's a big-hearted and pretty carefree guy who easily gets along with anyone, and enjoys the simple things of life such as eating, sleeping and having fun. He does have a slight airheaded side though.
Tropes associated with Terrific Forelock:
Misa Atago / Risa Atago
20-years old twin sisters, with Misa being the youngest one of the two, from the Reijin (= Beauty Ones) race, a elf-like race
who lives longer than humans, from Kyoutou Village, in Kyoutou Province.
Those twins actually have very different personnalities
. Misa is the gentle, considerate, innocent romantic one, while Risa is the playful, mischevious and bold one. People often mistake them for each other, as this was the case for Misa's boyfriend, Rinpei Kisaragi: he originally met Risa first, but in a later time, when he called out what he thought was Risa, it was actually Misa.
After a week of dating, Rinpei suddenly dumped Misa for another girl. Heartbroken, she decides, against Risa's advices, to go on a trip to forget her pain. Little did she know she ultimately would end up involved in the fight against Dragless...
Tropes associated with Misa and Risa Atago:
A masked man shrouded in mystery, loved and hailed as a Hero of Justice by the people, ever since he appeared from nowhere 15 years ago, where he put an end to the horrible massacre of Fairies and Beauty Ones folks by defeating the mad monster behind it.
He is a hot-headed man who fights for the helpless. Usually he's a man of few words, but when he gets excited, he becomes a Large Ham
. But, what could possibly be his real identity...?
Is NOT related in any way
with the leader
of Those Wacky Nazis
Tropes associated with Adolf Rätsel:
- Calling Your Attacks: With his Raikoudan.
- Cool Mask
- Expy: As a masked ninja with a German name, as well as being related to the main character, he's very much like Schwarz Bruder from G Gundam. They even have similar faces!
- Masked Luchador
- Passing the Torch: The reason why he prefers searching for a strong warrior to defeat Dragless, rather than fighting it himself. He wants to make sure the younger generations will be able to protect the land by themselves when the time comes, rather than always relying on him.
- The Reveal: His storyline never gives a clear answer about his real identity, but given a few clues in said storyline as well as Daigo's, various unlockable items, and his alternate costume, he's actually Daigo's father, Taiki Raioh, in disguise.
- By the way, the aformented mad monster he defeated? It was no less but the father of Mikage, the girl who would one year later become his wife and the mother of their son, Daigo!
A 3-years old Human boy from Matsuieyama Village, in Iehime Province.
He's actually a normal boy, named Nau, who's possessed by an evil monster hat from the Hat race, under the orders of Dragless. Brainwashed by the hat, he destroys his village until one of the heroes arrive and stop him. After the battle, the hat is destroyed and Nau is freed from its evil influence.
Tropes associated with Naughty Nau:
The supreme Demon King who rampaged through the Kingdom of Japone 450 years before the game's story, defeated and sealed away in Mt. Ohsore by Taikei Raioh, the Legendary young Hero and ancestor of Daigo and Taiki Raioh.
Loves and lives for destroying stuff, and make people suffer and cry.
Tropes associated with Dragless:
Daigo's father, a 35-years old Human from Tyoda Village, Azumakyou Province.
Owner of a greengrocer shop, he's the one who trained Daigo ever since he was young. Has traveled a lot in his youth in order to test and improve his fighting skills, as well as helping others, and during one of those trips, he met and fell in love with his wife Mikage.
The winner of the 15th edition of the "King of Japone" fighting tournament, he's also remembered for having participated in the longest fight in the history of the tournament, having fought during this edition's finale Hiroo Shirogane (Yuki's father) for 5 hours and 26 minutes.
A hot-blooded, kind man, but very strict in his and Daigo's trainings.
Tropes associated with Taiki Raioh:
Real name Mitsuru Kongouin, he's a 42-years old man (race unknown) from Girigiri Village, in the remote Girigiri Island Province.
Founder and owner of the powerful Girigiri Financial Corporation, he's a man of great wealth. A big fan of martial arts, he's the sponsor, through his corporation, of the "King of Japone" fighting tournament, a tournament held every two years and currently in its 24th edition.
A playful and quirky fellow, he enjoys beach activities and likes being surrounded by beautiful women. Thinks he's awesome. His private life is a complete mystery, though.
Tropes associated with Girigiri Oyaji:
Hiroo Shirogane (K.O.J.)
Yuki's father, a 40-years old Snow Man from Zehgo Village, in Niikata Province.
A 2-meters tall force of nature, he's the current champion of the "King of Japone" fighting tournament (and as such holds the title of K.O.J., "King Of Japone"). Has left a large imprint on the tournament, holding several of its records: he's the one who has won it the most times (8 titles), the one who has won it the most times consecutively (6 times, and he's still currently in his winning streak), and is the co-holder of the longest fight of the tournament with Daigo's father. And all of this within a total of 9 participations!
An imposing, but very kind man. Often laughs loudly. Loves his daughter Yuki dearly.
Tropes associated with Hiroo Shirogane (K.O.J.):
Voiced by: None
A 20-years old creature of the Henshin (= Transformation) race, from Ryuujin Village, in Wakayaman Province.
Able to take the shape and fighting style of any opponent he meets. Can be pretty boasting, but will cowardly plead for his life if defeated. Currently a minion of Dragless.
Tropes associated with Disguiser:
- Eyes Always Shut
- Ditto Fighter: Of the Dittomediate type: he's able to copy the physical traits and whole moveset of the opponent he's currently facing. However, the appearance isn't perfect, as some of his facial traits appears on his copy.
- Verbal Tic: Slurs the end of his sentences with a "-oh" sound.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
Princess Mirona Tateshina Fukugaoka
Voiced by: None
A 16-years old Human girl, from Mannaka Village, in Fukugaoka Province.
The Princess of Fukugaoka Province, and eldest child of the province's royal family. She's childhood friends with Forelock since a very young age, but now have a bodyguard/princess relationship due to their social status, which frustrates her, as she's secretly in love with him.
By the start of the game, she's kidnapped by Dragless.
She has a dignified attitude expected from her status as a princess, but actually she hides a perky side.
Tropes associated with Princess Mirona:
Princess Mirona's bodyguards
Voiced by: None
The other 3 members of Princess Mirona's Big Four bodyguards, aside from Forelock. They are the following:
- Guren (The white-haired, red-eyes elf): a 17-years old Beauty One, from Higashi Village, in Fukugaoka Province,
- Kurogane Souja (The big, bald guy): a 27-years old Human, from Nishi Village, in Fukugaoka Province,
- Lin Ichinoe (The girl with the red bandana): a 19-years old Human girl, from Minami Village, in Fukugaoka Province.
All of them have an undying loyalty to the royal family in general and the princess in particular, and will go to the ends of the earth for her. They're sent, like Forelock, to Mirona's rescue by the king.
Tropes associated with Princess Mirona's bodyguards:
Voiced by: None
A 24-years old Human, from Kameokka Village, in Kyoutou Province.
Misa's ex-boyfriend, he dated her for a week, only to dump her like a hot potato for another girl.
Tropes associated with Rinpei Kisaragi:
- Captain Ersatz: Black hair (slightly afro'd), bright red jacket, BRIGHT yellow tie, and goes through women like clothes... Hello, Lupin III!
- We Hardly Knew Ye: How a guy who appeared in a grand total of one scene at the beginning of Misa's story, and is never heard of again, has managed to get in the unlockables a complete profile like the main characters have, is a total mystery.
- Your Cheating Heart