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Debuted in Warriors Orochi
Main Antagonist of the Crossover series.
- Alternate Character Reading: Note that in the Asian versions, his name isn't actually read as Orochi as in 大蛇 (lit. Great Serpent/Snake), but instead is rendered as 遠呂智 (lit. Distant Spine Wisdom) to imply a different character somewhat altogether (especially since the Japanese version just calls him a Maou/Demon King instead of calling him a snake).
- Animal Motif: The serpent, of course. If you look carefully, you can see the eight heads hidden all over his armor. It's blatant in his localized title of Serpent King.
- Awesome, but Impractical: The original moveset for Vanilla Orochi in the first 2 games. Almost all of its moves are non-elemental, deal weak damage, have awkward coverage, and have a lot of windup without invincibility frames, since the PC doesn't have a boss's boosted combat resistance. The only thing that saves him to create the Purposely Overpowered character that he is intended to be are his C1-1.
- Big Bad: For the first game, and arguably for the second, despite having little to do with its plot.
- Bad Boss: In the second game, he decapitated Diamondback for the latter's cowardice in the midst of battle.
- Belated Backstory: His origin is finally revealed in Ultimate. He was once the great celestial general, Yinglong, who rebelled against his master only because he believed that the Emperor was enslaving demons with a magical mirror. Unfortunately, shattering the mirror in the name of giving them free will corrupted him into Orochi.
- Bishonen Line: He looks more like a starkly-handsome guy than an eight-headed dragon. And Orochi X looks even more human.
- Blood Knight: Summons mighty warriors from all ages into a distorted world just to fight them, and by which he hopes to die at their hands.
- Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: Is classified as a Power-type throughout the whole series, and thus also has Hyper Armor.
- Came Back Wrong: Considered this by Da Ji, Masamune and Keiji in 3, as Hydra is the incarnation of raw power and destruction, without traces of humanity or reason of the original.
- Death Seeker: Keiji Maeda figures it out before anyone else, and he's really quite miffed at being brought back to life in the second game.
- Empty Shell: The "cast-offs" that destroyed Hydra heads vomit up in 3. They disgust his old friends enough to pull Heel Face Turns.
- Evil Sounds Deep: And echoes, too.
- One-Winged Angel: In Warriors Orochi 3, a part of him manifests as a many-headed giant serpent called Hydra. Orochi X AKA Shin Orochi (True Orochi) counts as this for the second game.
- Purposely Overpowered: Usually the final character to be unlocked and is generally one of the more powerful characters.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Was imprisoned in Wuhang Mountains before Da Ji freed him, in an unlockable stage in 3.
- Sinister Scythe: His weapon, which also falls into BFS and Serrated Blade of Pain at higher levels.
- Theme Music Power-Up: Receives one in the second game, and another remix in the third.
- White Hair, Black Heart: His Orochi X form has white hair, but is still an evil demon bent on destroying humanity.
- Worthy Opponent: He summoned warriors from all over the ages to find one.
Japanese spelling: Dakki
- Adaptational Heroism: Despite being a villain, she is just a deceptive Smug Snake and has some redeeming qualities...the historical Da Ji, as described by chinese biographer Liu Xiang, was a deceptive, sadistic, bloodthirsty psychopath.
- Animal Motif: Fox, obviously. The paws are a dead giveaway, and her outfit has many "tails" of streaming cloth.
- Cool Big Sis: To Himiko, for unexplained reasons. This is one of the few positive traits Da Ji possesses.
- Curtains Match the Window: Has puple hair and Purple Eyes
- Cute Monster Girl: Being a fox powerful enough to take on human form. Following the myth, that form is naturally an (mostly) attractive woman.
- Dance Battler: Her attacks are performed by bashing a pair of levitating orbs onto people while doing ballet.
- Dual Wielding Weaponized Balls: Wields a pair of levitating spheres as a Weapon of Choice which she controls as a Flying Weapon with ballet.
- Enemy Mine: In the third game, she works with the Resistance to take down the Hydra, which she doesn't acknowledge as the true Orochi. Of course, she's originally just using it as an opportunity to go back in time and try and revive the real Orochi. When doing so ends up creating Hydra in the first place, Da Ji teams up with them for real.
- Evil Feels Good: Her reason for pretty much everything she does, on some level. That said, her relationship with Himiko and her grief when Orochi turns out to be truly dead manage to pull her away from being The Sociopath.
- Fantastic Foxes: Generally follows the more malignant examples of this trope, focusing on her cruelty and hedonism rather than wisdom and divinity. The sensual aspects are mostly intact, mind.
- The Hedonist: All she wants is to have fun, and her idea of fun consists mainly of hearing people scream and seeing them suffer. Historically, she is the one who invented the idea of a "Paradise on Earth (酒池肉林)" that Dong Zhuo constantly pursued, which oddly enough doesn't get much reference in-game.
- Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Is a Technique-type in the first two/three games.
- Fragile Speedster: Changes to a Speed-type in 3.
- Manipulative Bitch: Loves to pull strings behind people's backs. In the first game, she uses "hostages" to force cooperation from the various nations Orochi conquers, and in the third she manipulates the Resistance's time travel to try to bring her master Back from the Dead.
- Mistress of Illusion: Adapted at conjuring harmful illusions, with a preference for the Shapeshifter Guilt Trip.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit is much more revealing than even the general Warriors cast, her fighting style it literally playing with balls, and she has a tramp stamp just above her crotch.
- Pet the Dog: Genuinely likes and cares for Himiko, and (partially) freed Orochi out of genuine sympathy for his eternal misery and suffering. Her persistent attempts to bring him back also reflect something close to friendship.
- Red Right Hand: Her feet are actually paws, fitting the legend that a kitsune cannot completely conceal her foxy nature.
- Smug Snake: Loves to gloat, however...
- Villainous Breakdown: She tends to start losing her cool whenever her plans get thwarted.
- Teeth Clenched Team Work: With Kiyomori in the second and third games. Just listen to their first camp conversation.
- The Strategist: Fashions herself as this to Orochi, who find her antics amusing and has the raw power to break all resistance before him if they gum up.
- Stripperific: Kunoichi lampshades it pretty well: "She's cruel, she's crafty, and she left the house this morning without any pants!"
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Her musou attack.
- The Vamp: One of her favorite tactics involves You Said You Would Let Them Go, but as noted above, she doesn't lie, just misleads. Most obvious in her Dream Stage where she manipulates Benkei into helping her fight The Coalition with a Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
- Villains Never Lie: Da Ji never outright lies - she omits important parts of the truth a lot, and can be misleading, but she never says anything that's blatantly false. This may have something to do with how foxes in both Chinese and Japanese myths are unable to lie. That makes her skills as military strategist all the more impressive. Taigong Wang even states that she can't be trusted because she's not being ENTIRELY truthful, but at no point does he claim she's lying, just that she's keeping her own motives largely to herself.
Debuted in Warriors Orochi 2
Japanese spelling: Taikou Bou
- Big Good: Normally plays this role once he appears, particularly given his alignment with the "benevolent" kingdom of Shu.
- Bishōnen/Historical Beauty Update: He's usually depicted in other works as an elderly man. Here, he's the youngest-looking mystic who isn't a full-on child.
- Carry a Big Stick: Wields a fishing rod as Weapon of Choice. Although this is justified, as it is a reference to the myth about him fish with a fishing rod with a needle for the hook. Furthermore, the name for one of his weapon variant hints that it's the Divine Whip he wields in folk legends, and he also uses it to pull spheres out of the ground.
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang: His special attacks leave ying-yang symbols on the ground whenever he smashes his lure.
- Hidden Depths: Despite his supposed arrogance and lack of understanding mortals, he's willing to help them out regardless. He also finds evil to be "a disease that must be eradicated".
- Cannot Tell a Lie: That, and Taigong Wang always seems to express actual surprise when something actually baffles him, and often gives a good majority of his blunt opinion towards things. The former happens notably if you beat him in Ultimate's Gauntlet Mode and if the character(s) you use have a high bond with him.
- Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Is a Technique-type in 2 and Z.
- Confusion Fu: Changes to a Wonder-type in 3.
- Medium Awareness: Played with. Near the conclusion of both 2 and 3, he would comments something along the line of "this story is closing to an end". Whether he's just speaking metaphorically, or otherwise, is up to the player's interpretation.
- Mythology Gag: His fourth weapon in Japanese is actually named the "Raikoupen" (or "Leigongbian" in Chinese reading; lit. Thunder Duke Whip), the exact same name as a weapon used by someone else in the manga adaptation of Taigong Wang's folklore story, Fengshen Yanyi (which naturally, converts everything into Japanese on'yomi readings and has its own portrayal of Taigong Wang/Taikou Bou).
- Mystical White Hair: Being an immortal being, and perhaps a throwback to his usual depiction as elderly.
- Physical God: Averted, actually. Like most Mystics, he's a religious figure in Chinese lore, but in-game he can still be beaten up by plain old humans without much effort.
- The Rival: To Da Ji, being both arrogant strategists of their respective factions, only Taigong Wang's a lot more willing to quell chaos than to do things out of boredom.
- Ship Tease: Has a lot with Kaguya, with her hero-worshipping his genius and him admiring her grace and beauty.
- Shock and Awe: His weapons have a lightning and thunder motif.
- Smug Super: Frequently boasts about his great genius and magnificent prowess, and his quote upon defeating an officer is "Victory, as usual." Although the facts probably aren't too far-stretched, either, since he is a Mystic after all.
- The Strategist: He serves the role for the Shu-aligned armies in the second game, and for most of the early Resistance in the third.
Japanese spelling: Fukki
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese), David Lodge (English)The mythical emperor of humankind from Chinese mythologies. Begins to guide Sakon Shima to unite the Samurai faction in the second game.Originally playable as an extra in the past Dynasty Warriors games (along with his moveset being available for character edit), he's reworked into being a new character for this series as of the second game.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He is said to be the mythical emperor of humankind, and is also a badass who can smash people around with his giant sword.
- BFS: His Weapon of Choice
- Bling of War: His armor is pretty impressive in its filigree.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Relishes a good fight when it presents itself, though he's not as passionate and unreasonable as the standard example.
- He's also a Power-type character in the original series.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Then comes 3, where he's oddly reworked into being a Technique-type instead.
- He's also a Power-type character in the original series.
- Brother–Sister Incest: With Nuwa, though, unlike in Strikeforce, it's somewhat ambiguous.
- Cool Helmet: Never takes it off (except for one alternative costume).
- Large Ham: If anything, his laugh is extremely hammy.
- Physical God
- Reasonable Authority Figure: At least compared with Nuwa and Taigong Wang in the second game, where he is initially the most open-minded about putting faith in humanity.
- Stealth Mentor: Manages to motivate Sakon Shima into leading the Samurai faction to victory in the second game, but does so in a fairly hands-off way.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works/Sword Plant: More like slamming it into the ground. Fu Xi's new R1 Type Action in 3 as a Technique-type involves him levitating it in front of himself and smash-planting it blade-first into the ground.
Japanese spelling: Joka
Voiced by: Yuki Makishima (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)The mythical empress of humankind from Chinese mythologies, who sides with Wei in the second game to make war on a resurgent Orochi army.Originally playable as an extra in the past Dynasty Warriors games (along with her moveset being available for character edit), she's reworked into being a new character for this series as of the second game.
- Angelic Beauty: Being aligned with both celestial power and legendary beauty.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Like Fu Xi, she is said to be the mythical empress of humankind.
- Brother–Sister Incest: Fu Xi is her brother and husband in Chinese mythology, but her incredulous reaction upon learning that mortals think they're married might imply otherwise.
- Combat Tropes:
- An Ice Person: A few of her moves conjure up barrages of ice projectiles, especially her R1 Type Actions.
- Royal Rapier / Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Wields an European rapier and shield as her Weapon of Choice.
- Shock and Awe: Some of her attacks involve lightning, via her midair Type Action in Warriors Orochi 3/Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate, and her original ''DW5-styled'' True Musou Attack.
- Fragile Speedster: Is a Speed-type in past games, with a Combination Art 1 and Art 2.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's wearing less than Da Ji.
- Mystical White Hair: Unlike in Dynasty Warriors 3.
- Physical Goddess
- Smug Super: Quite arrogant, at least compared to Fu Xi, about both her beauty and her power, though she eventually comes around to her human allies.
Voiced by: Yuusei Oda (Japanese), Jeremy Kent Jackson (English; uncredited)AKA, Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune. Legendary samurai and swordsman of the Genji clan, was resurrected by Kiyomori, but defected from the Orochi troops.
- Anachronism Stew: He has a Lightsaber.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Upon confronting Ayane, his eyes end up slipping.
- Folk Hero: One from a historical period not covered by any of the other games.
- Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Is a Technique-type in past games.
- Fragile Speedster: Then is oddly reworked into being a Speed-type in 3.
- Laser Blade Below The Shoulder
- Leeroy Jenkins: He's pretty gung-ho.
- Master Swordsman: Though his Implausible Fencing Powers are justified by his laser blade.
- The Rival: Kiyomori...and later Lu Bu.
Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo (Japanese), Dave B. Mitchell (English)AKA, Taira-no-Kiyomori. Tyrannical leader of the Heike and sorcerer, was resurrected by Orochi as a demon. He summoned several warriors to aid him.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He was the leader of the Heike. He also happens to be a giant of a Badass Grandpa wielding a gargantuan rosary.
- Bald of Evil
- Beard of Evil
- Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: Is a Power-type in past games.
- Came Back Wrong: Yoshitsune is not amused at the gulf between the just ruler of men he once fought and the Evil Sorcerer Kiyomori has become.
- Evil Laugh: Loves to indulge into one of those every now and then.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Not so much his laughs though, which sound more like he's got throat cancer.
- Graceful Loser: Upon being defeated, he usually takes it quite well and does the smart thing by retreating, even praising his opponents for their accomplishments on several occasions, however...
- Determinator: ...you'd be a fool to think that he's gone for good, as he always comes back, sometimes several times in the same battle.
- Horned Humanoid: Has four small ones poking out of the top of his head, which is probably a side-effect from becoming a demon.
- Improbable Weapon User: Prayer beads. Not so improbable though considering their sheer size.
- I Owe You My Life: To Orochi, who not only resurrected him, but also crafted him a newer, stronger body with his sorcery.
- Master of Illusion
- Mind Control: Learns this in the third game, turning some of the warriors Brainwashed and Crazy and into serving him.
- Poisonous Person: Or at least, capable of conjuring poisonous fogs.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: An odd case of only having the sclera section of his left eye being red, which again is probably a side-effect from being revived as a demon.
- Smug Snake
- The Rival, Rival Turned Evil: To Yoshitsune.
Japanese spelling: Son Gokuu
- Adaptational Villainy: One of the few works to depict him as a villain instead of The Hero.
- Blood Knight: Maybe not as much as Lu Bu, but he loves to fight all the same.
- Death from Above: His (True) Musou and his Direction+R1 Combination Art cause him to make his cloud fly up and above to rain down lightning bolts or emerald rain drops.
- Doppelgänger Attack: His original neutral R1 Combination Art, where he performs his iconic magic skill where he blows life into one of his ripped hairs to transform them into anything he pleases. Also reprises as his R1 Type Action in the third game where he's Wonder-type instead.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: The Handsome Monkey King, of course, being the original "Son Gokuu" himself.
- Face–Heel Turn: Wukong was freed by Kiyomori, thus putting him in such great debt that he'd avoid his travel with San Zang.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Strangely enough, there's one stage where he is part of Mystics Army. But it's pretty obvious he only was there to convince Nezha to join Kiyomori, who indeed recharged the cyborg with new magical power in a later battle. However, it's still pretty strange that Susano'o was there but wasn't even paying attention that Wukong was in his army (but that part perhaps ties into the Monkey King's well-known ego being a bit too much).
- Flying on a Cloud: One of his trademark abilities carried over from the source material. He doesn't actually fly, but the cloud allows him to move faster than most horses. However, oddly compared to most characters, this form of movement CANNOT be effected by movement speed stat boosts, and can only work for his guard shifting movement speed instead.
- Fragile Speedster: Moves really fast (justified, as he is riding a cloud after all). But of course, he's also a Speed-type character as well, being able to jump-cancel and air dash alike, but naturally tends to have low durability.
- Mythology Gag: Wukong's case seems a bit particular, especially that despite his high speed when not mounted, he has a decent horse moveset; any Journey to the West fans remember the time he was promoted as the "Stable Boy of Heaven", and gained the respect of divine horses all around?
- He has one pole-vaulting kick attack as one of his normal attack string inputs and for his Spirit Charge (in 3); guess what one of his popular Hong Kong drama portrayals does a lot when he's in combat?
- Punch-Clock Villain: Works for Orochi, but only because he was summoned by Kiyomori. He doesn't take battles too personally and is mostly only interested in getting into a good fight than actually committing evil.
- Rolling Attack: Uses these in a few of his attacks, and is very notable in his C3 attack.
- Shout-Out: His two strongest weapons, his fourth and his Mystic Weapon (the latter in Ultimate) give out nods to his two popular titles, the Equaling Heaven Great Sage and the Handsome Monkey King, respectively.
- In one of the Strikeforce games, he even gets a costume that's modeled after the "other" popular version of him that shares his name's Japanese reading with the exact same Han characters.
- Simple Staff: Wields his famous extendable staff as Weapon of Choice. May also qualifies as Carry a Big Stick if you know about its origin in Journey to the West.
Voiced by: Sayaka Maeda (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)The Shaman Queen and the first legendary Empress of Japan.
- Acting Unnatural: She did this in a DLC stage "Stop, Thief!" for the third game, allowing Sima Shi to correctly assume she stole his meat buns.
- Attack Drone: Her Weapon of Choice is Clay Dogu. This is how her weapons work. Her Special Attack allows her to summon two more for further enhancement. They can also shoot danmaku at that.
- Beam Spam: Most of her attacks.
- Dance Battler: Commands her dogu drones with J-Pop idol-inspired dance moves.
- Fragile Speedster: Is a Speed-type in the previous game(s).
- Glass Cannon: Has both incredible attack range and power, but is fairly fragile. When you face her during story mode, whoever attacks first wins. Woe to you if she manages to hit you with her Musou attack, 'cause you just lost the battle, hard.
- Nerfed a bit in Ultimate; you still don't want to get hit by her Musou attack, but if you're at full health you've got a good chance at surviving.
- Hair Decorations
- Kansai Regional Accent: Her Japanese voice.
- Morality Pet: For Da Ji, who, despite her reputation for using and manipulating everyone around her, seems to genuinely like and care for Himiko.
- Naïve Newcomer: She seems rather clueless on what's really happening in the battle. Her main concern is to protect Da Ji, and little else.
- Not Quite Human: Possibly, considering that she's tagging along with demons like Da Ji.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
- Token Good Teammate: In the Orochi forces.
Debuted in Musou Orochi Z
- The Atoner: In the third game, their dialogue in the camp upon unlocking them indicates that they were press-ganged into serving the Resistance to atone for their crimes. Surprisingly, they seem to be mostly content with this.
- The Brute: Gyuki, who's also the largest playable character ever shown.
- Elite Mooks: Probably the main reason why out of all the characters in the game, they're the only ones without special conversations with another character. (Aside from Hundun)
- Dodomeki also lampshades this by musing that he probably "doesn't stand out from the crowd" when you don't use him in your team for several battles.
- Fragile Speedster and Boisterous Bruiser: Both of them have respectively remained as a Speed-type and Power-type character throughout.
- Full-Boar Action: Despite his name, Gyuki looks like a giant boar demon (Gyuki means demon bull).
- Giant Mook: Gyuki is much larger than most other characters. Despite this, it doesn't make him immune to grab attacks, meaning that him can still be chokeslammed by Lu Bu and Izuna dropped by Ryu.
- I Am A Humanitarian - Implied by one of Gyuki's lines.Gyuki:" I'll enjoy having you for dinner!"
- This is zigzagged somewhat confusingly based on his other lines: when he's invited to a party in the third game, he understandably says "no pork for me", but his Mirror Match line is "that looks delicious".
- Mighty Glacier: Gyuki's attacks are unbelievably slow but hit extremely hard.
- Non Indicative Name: Dodomeki means "one hundred eyed demon" but he's more like a Cyclops. Also Gyuki, as seen above.
- Obake: In japanese folklore, Dodomeki is a female wraith with eyes over her arms, while Gyuki (or Ushi Oni) is a demonic beast whose descriprion depends on the source. Furthermore the various Dodomeki mooks in the Japanese version have youkai's names.
- Weapon of Choice:
Japanese spelling: Sanzou Houshi
Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (Japanese), Julie Maddalena (English; PSP version of Warriors Orochi 2)The hero(ine) of Journey to the West.
- Adaptational Badass: Her origin, the original Xuanzang Sanzang from the novel, is a Distressed Dude extraordinaire who's Too Dumb to Live at best. Sanzang may be a bit naive and prone to be fooled, but she's decidedly more kickass than her origin.
- Bare Your Midriff: When she jokes that Okuni seeing her hands will mean that they'll have to get married, Okuni is incredulous that her navel is somehow less intimate.
- Cloth Fu: Her Long Sleeves as Weapon of Choice.
- Fragile Speedster: A Speed-type in her debut.
- Gender Flip: This may be a nod to Saiyuki: Journey West, a Tactical RPG produced by Koei for the PlayStation where you could choose the gender of Sanzang.
- May also be a nod to old stage play versions of the original Journey to the West where female actors portrayed Sanzang himself.
- Genki Girl
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Massive sleeves which she uses as weapons. The fact that they completely conceal her hands piqued Okuni's curiosity in Warriors Orochi 3. Although this turns into Fridge Horror should the player somehow finds out her character model in 3 actually has no hands...
- Hot for Student: Hinted at with her intimate attire towards Sun Wukong. Wukong himself however, while he still cares about her deep down, doesn't want any of it.
- Impossibly-Low Neckline: Almost similar level with Kaihime's.
- The Polly Anna: Often is quite the positive one.
- Stripperiffic: Which is strange, considering her reputation.
- Big Fun
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's pretty loud. And he's also a Power-type in his debut.
- Butt-Monkey: Despite his Hidden Depths, most of the characters in-camp don't take him very seriously. In fact, in 3, they take his simpleton act too literally; and just assume that he's a greedy fool that's only after their weapons. They usually end up telling him some variation of "buzz off." Though Zuo Ci gains some slight respect for him once he shows a kind side.
- Gentle Giant
- Hollywood Cyborg: His giant mechanical arm.
- Hidden Depths/Obfuscating Stupidity: Benkei may act like a bumbling simpleton on the outside, but is actually more than what he shows, and won't be easily fooled, as shown in his camp conversations with Da Ji in 3.
- In the Hood: He actually considers Xu Huang his little brother due to their similar headgear, despite the latter's protest.
- Power Fist: Carries a lot of weapons on his back (just like in legends) but his Weapon of Choice is a mechanical wooden arm that functions as a flamethrower, grappling hook, flail, cannon and a drill.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Noted above.
- Shockwave Stomp: An odd variation of his as his new R1 Type Action in 3, where after stomping once, he then makes a stance gesture that causes a small after-tremor that adds on more damage.
- Token Good Teammate: In the Dream Battles featuring him, his original plan was to find his lord, Yoshitsune, but since he stumbled upon Da Ji and Himiko first, completely oblivious of who they actually are, he is forced to fight against him. He's back on his side in 3 however.
- Warrior Monk: He is this, historically, although it's not referenced very often in the game. However, it is lampshaded in DLC Stage "Warriors of Purity".
Debuted in Warriors Orochi 3
Voiced by: Yuki MakishimaThe Moon Princess of Japanese Mythology. She's trying to use her powers to stop Orochi.
- Big Good: Alongside Taigong Wang in 3.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Her mirrors shoots out lasers to attack.
- Beam Spam: Her Musou and Charge-Attacks do this.
- Green Thumb: She can make bamboo appear from the ground to beat up some peons. Considering the character she's based on...
- Humans Are Special: A firm believer in this.
- Improbable Weapon User: A sakaki branch, summoned bamboo and a bunch of mirrors that shoot lasers. Justified by the fact that they are probably the mythical items associated with her in the legend.
- Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Is a Technique-type character.
- Light 'em Up
- Literal-Minded: When Kai called her "Kagu-chin", she responded that her name is not "Kagu-chin".note
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has literal white skin and black hair to emphasize her inhumane beauty.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Even moreso than the ones like Fu Xi or Nuwa.
- Shrinking Violet: Kai even tries to make her loosen up on her formality and be more open and spunky.
- Time Master: Her ability to travel through time is a major part of the plot of the third game.
- Token Wholesome: While her skirt is kinda short, it's only made this way so she could "move" more easily, but it still has 12 layers!
- Yamato Nadeshiko: The Moon Princess of Japanese Mythology.
Voiced by: Katsuyuki KonishiThe King of the Oni, who serves as a wild card in Orochi army. He's looking for his identity.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Taigong Wang's insistence that Doji can find his own place in the world is what convinces him to defect.
- Confusion Fu/Critical Hit Class: Classified as a Wonder-type character.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Drunken Master: Word of God stated that he was intentionally made like this do differentiate from other portrayals of him that would wield a club like most stereotypical oni, and in order to tie him closer to his original love of alcohol.
- Heel–Face Turn: After being captured by the Coalition at Xuchang, he defects from the Orochi Army when Taigong Wang convinces him to look for his own identity.
- Horned Humanoid: Comes with being a Oni.
- Living MacGuffin: His personal power essence is what powers the Coalition's Anti-Hydra artillery.
- Playing with Fire/Breath Weapon: His R1 Type Action has him chugging down a bit of his liquor then breathing fire at the enemy. It's also one of the few interact-able Type Actions in that R1 can be held down to extend it.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He serves Orochi, but will often leave his own troops on a whim, and isn't really interested in Orochi's plans.
- Quest for Identity
- Technicolor Eyes: Has purple and yellow eyes.
- Tomato in the Mirror: He finds out later in the game that he is the manifestation of Orochi's remaining humanity. Taigong Wang helps him forge his own identity afterward.
- Weapon of Choice: Giant gourd.
- Epic Flail: How he uses his giant liquor-gourd for the most part. Like Kiyomori's prayer beads, its sheer size would make it not so improbable to use.
- Swiss Army Weapon: His Gourd is not only a flail, but can also function as a cannon.
- Weapons That Suck: His first Charge Attack turns his Gourd into a vacuum cleaner, sucking nearby enemies closer to him from its spout. Also works as his new midair R1 Type Action in Ultimate.
Japanese spelling: Nata
Voiced by: Shunzou MiyasakaA robotic-like being serving Susano'o. He's actually the Lotus Prince himself of the Fengshen Yanyi legend.
- Anachronism Stew
- Blood Knight: Even tells Kaguya that his life would be meaningless without strong opponents to fight.
- Came Back Wrong: A mild example. Susano'o brought him back from the dead, but forgot to bring back his emotions. He seems to be slowly getting them back (or relearning them) later on, though.
- Curtains Match the Window: Pink hair and eyes, although his eyes look more red than pink in cutscenes.
- Cyborg: Modified his own body in order to gain ultimate power.
- The Dragon/The Lancer: To Susano'o
- Expy: Yep, apparently he came from TRON.
- Fragile Speedster: Is a Speed-type in both his human and cyborg forms.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: In a sense. Once he ran out of power and Susano'o didn't even bother to recharge him, Wukong, as an old friend, brought him to Kiyomori to be recharged with his magic, and Nezha now sides with Kiyomori, spotted with Wukong nearly every time. He only did this when fighting against humanity, though, and never actually betray his fellow Mystics. And later in the last conflict between Mystics and humanity, he sides with Mystics again to fight against human's forces again.
- The Rival: To Lu Bu.
- Rocket Punch: One of charge attacks and his midair R1 Type Action in Ultimate as a cyborg.
- Shock and Awe: Some of this occurs in some of Nezha's attacks with his original human form, with his grounded R1 Type Action taking the cake.
- Weapon of Choice:
- Prongs of Poseidon: His original weapon prior to him becoming a cyborg, via his famous and iconic fire-tipped spear.
- Quartuple Wielding Rings of Death: Wields four Elephant Rings after becoming a cyborg, each in his two wrists and two ankles. Again, a nod to one of his primary weapons via his original portrayals.
Voiced by: Kenji HamadaThe Japanese God of Storms, bent on stopping Orochi. He is also the one who slayed the Yamato-no-Orochi/Hydra in the original Japanese myth.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Shows with his grounded R1 Type Action, where he even shatters the dimensions around him AND the camera screen with a single slash.
- Blow You Away: A ton of his moves involve winds, since he IS the god of storms. Some of them even involve miniature rainstorms.
- Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: Is a Power-type character.
- BFS: That one in his hand? Yup, that's the Kusanagi AKA Ama no Murakumo.
- It's Personal: Believes he's the only one capable of stopping Orochi and Hydra.
- Knight Templar: Sadly, the above mentioned trait makes him one.
- Physical God
- Purposely Overpowered: He's amongst the final characters to be unlocked and is about as powerful as Orochi X.
- Scary Black Man
- Smug Super: Believes that the puny humans are too weak to properly deal with Orochi until the True Ending.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His shoulders are noticeably broader than his hips.
Voiced by: Hideyuki HoriMember of the Dragon Clan and The Hero of the Ninja Gaiden series. Whisked away to the WO universe while pursuing a demon before the events of Ninja Gaiden 3 and being the evil-hunting badass ninja he is, set his sights to stop Kiyomori.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: In the bonus game, he grants the special ability "Super Ninja," which gives a buff. The fewer of your officers remaining, the more powerful the buff will be.
- Cool Mask
- Establishing Character Moment: His entrance and introduction. As Kiyomori recites his mind control spell, the camera pans to the other side and reveals Ryu, standing there with a Badass Arm-Fold.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His Weapon of Choice is Dragon Sword.
- Lightning Bruiser: Has the mobility of a Speed-type character, but is actually Power-type, so he shrugs off many-types of regular attacks and hits hard.
- Ninja: But of course!
- Playing with Fire: His grounded R1 Type Action.
- Spinning Pile Driver: His C2 launcher finisher is his Izuna Drop. He can even do this to the huge Gyuki officers. It's every bit as awesome as it sounds.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Hanzo as one, since in his time, he probably is more savvy about Ninja history.The head of the Iga ninja... I couldn't ask for a more worthy opponent.
Voiced by: Yumi ToumaJoan of Arc is The Maid of Orleans and French heroine. While tending to wounded French soldiers, some of them were whisked away into the WO universe and Joan tried saving them, only to stumble there and eventually helps out the Resistance.
- Action Girl
- Badass Adorable
- Blade on a Stick: Her Weapon of Choice
- Confusion Fu/Critical Hit Class: Is a Wonder-type character.
- Flower in Her Hair: A daisy, no less.
- Folk Heroine: She is considered a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- I Owe You My Life: She sides with the Resistance in order to save Magoichi, who in the original timeline sacrificed himself to save her.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Unlike everyone else, she is immune to Kiyomori's Mind Control powers, to Sun Wukong's disbelief.
- Jeanne d'Archétype
- Knight in Shining Armor
- Lady of War
- Silk Hiding Steel
- Token Wholesome
- Took a Level in Badass: In Bladestorm, she was simply a Hero Unit in a game reliant on troops. In this game, she's actually capable of fighting by herself.
- Woman in White
Voiced by: Nobutoshi CannaGreek Hero of the Trojan war, an invincible warrior whose only weakness is his heel. Stumbling upon the WO universe on his own, he fights for his own glory and sided with Orochi in the same vein of Lu Bu, trying to find worthy fights.
- Achilles' Heel: Despite being the Trope Namer, this is averted in this game. You can't hit his heel, but he goes down just fine if you pound him enough in any body part.
- Blood Knight: Serves Da Ji merely for the enjoyment of getting blood on his sword. The guy's possibly an even bigger blood knight than Lu Bu!
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Ginchiyo and Yoshihiro both struggle to block a one-handed attack from him. Justified, as he DOES have a divine origin.
- Cool Helmet
- Jerkass: Achilles does NOT get along with anyone in-story. While under the game system he does have characters with which he has affinity, in-story he's an insufferable, condescending asshole.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: One of his moves has him knocking down the opponent and then stab him with his sword, Gladiator-styled.
- Mighty Glacier: Not as fast as other characters, but he hits like a freight train.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based physically upon the Brad Pitt portrayal in Troy.
- Weapon of Choice:
Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki
- Absolute Cleavage: To the point that she has a Male Gaze moment from Yoshitsune.
- Action Girl
- Boobs of Steel: Subverted.
- Dangerously Short Skirt
- Dual Wielding Knife Nut: She uses a pair of kodachi as Weapon of Choice.
- Giant Waist Ribbon
- Kunoichi: Is also a Speed-type character.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Pink Means Feminine
- The Stoic
- Stripperiffic: She is from Dead or Alive, after all. Yoshitsune lampshades it constantly.
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama
Debuted in Musou Orochi 2: Special
Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa
- Action Girl: Like all playable female characters.
- Boobs of Steel: In her introductory level in Ultimate, before you even encounter her another officer describes her as "a woman with remarkable proportions." And if you leave her alone on that level she'll take out Kiyomori Taira by herself.
- Cleavage Window
- Hammer And Gun: Along with her hammer, she uses the machine gun she carried in Ninja Gaiden Sigma II.
- Leotard of Power: Black leather.
- Lightning Bruiser: Her base Speed is 145, higher than the "average" Yukimura and Zhao Yun and just a shade slower than the ninja-type characters. But she's also a Power-type character with very high Attack stats, roughly the same level as Tadakatsu Honda, Lu Bu, and Meng Huo, none of whom are as fast as her.
- More Dakka: Fires machine gun rounds like no tomorrow, though sadly, the damage output is pathetic.note
- The Musketeer: Machine-gun-and-warhammer type.
Voiced by: Yoshimasa HosoyaSeimei Abe was an onmyōji, a leading specialist of onmyōdō during the middle of the Heian Period in Japan. During a stroll through time, he stumbled upon the Orochi World and is unable to go back. Seeing the humans' struggle against demons, he decides to help them out while figuring out a way back home.
- Confusion Fu/Critical Hit Class: A Wonder-type character.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Referenced in-game. Legend has that his mother was a fox, Da Ji muses him on this, but he neither admits nor denies it, so it's unclear if it's true.
- Shoulder Teammate: Has an adorable fox shikigami that sits on his shoulder. It also can fly around and burn enemies.
- Time Master: Like Kaguya, he's capable of this. Altough is apparently less adapted of the art since he seems unable to temper with it once arrived in the Orochi World, and this thereby trapped in this realm.
- Weapon of Choice: Besides Combat Hand Fan, he also uses a giant paper shikigami figurine for most of his offensive attacks.
Debuted in Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi
- Action Girl
- Bow and Naginata in Accord: Her Weapon of Choice is naginata and Heavensong Bow.
- Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: A Technique-type character.
- Lady of War: She even wields a naginata.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
- Statuesque Stunner
- Tomboyish Ponytail
Japanese spelling: Shin'nou
Voiced by: Kouhei FukuharaShennong is a Mystic who is renowned for cultivating various plants and is considered one of the cultural fathers of medicine.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Yup, he is one of Three Sovereigns alongside Fu Xi and Nuwa.
- Badass Bookworm: Shennong might be a bit bookish and soft-spoken, but is still one of Three Sovereigns and an incredibly powerful Mystic.
- Confusion Fu: Is a Wonder-type character.
- Green Thumb: He is the god of agriculture after all.
- Mystical White Hair
- Physical God
- Whip It Good: His Weapon of Choice is "red horse whip".
Debuted in Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
Japanese spelling: Ouryuu
Voiced by: Mitsuaki MadonoYinglong is the celestical general who leads the Mystic Army.
- Bling of War: His armor's impressiveness is rivaled only by Fu Xi's.
- Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: Is a Power-type character.
- Dual Wielding Serrated Blade of Pain: His Weapon of Choice is twin dragon swords.
- Fallen Hero: see Orochi's entry above.
- Flaming Sword: His main special mechanic. Certain attacks in his moveset power-up his sword with blue flames for a duration which increase their damage.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Via his dialogue and what Fu Xi describes about him, Yinglong is stubborn with selective hearing and tends to blurt out stuff that sounds rude, but he's sympathetic enough to have a good reason to fight the demons for the sake of others who have been suffering.
- Knight Templar: Tying up into the above, he too doesn't place too much faith in humans like Fu Xi and Shennong do.
- Our Dragons Are Different: He is based on a mythological Chinese dragon, although in the game he always appears in humanoid form.
- Physical God
- Playing with Fire: A number of specific attacks in his moveset power up his twin dragon swords with blue flames.
- Sword Beam Spam: His Musou Attack. His R1 Type Action is a minor variation with only two consecutive waves sent out.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
- Theme Song Reveal: Why does his theme song, Half Line, shares passages with Orochi X's? Oh wait, it can't be...?
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Tosses both swords to the ground boomerang-style for his midair R1 Type Action.
Tamamo-no-Mae a.k.a. Kyuubi no Kitsune
Voiced by: Yuka KomatsuThe legendary Japanese monster who was sealed away in a rock due to her crimes. After being freed by Da Ji, she seeks to get revenge with the Mystics, serving as the Big Bad of Ultimate.
- Absolute Cleavage
- Animal Motif: Fox, just like Da Ji.
- Bigger Bad: In Ultimate.
- Confusion Fu: Is a Wonder-type. Also applies to her Kyuubi form.
- Cute Monster Girl: At least in her form as Kyuubi, though whether it's cute or just plain intimadating is up to perspective.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Tamamo.
- Mystical White Hair: As Kyuubi.
- Hair-Trigger Temper - In her Kyuubi form, she loses all her temperaments and becomes easily angered, though understandable given she's been imprisoned in a rock for so long.
- Manipulative Bitch: She is, more or less, as bad as Da Ji in this.
- Meaningless Villain Victory - In her own mini-story mode as Kyuubi, she gets her revenge, succeeds in defeating the Mystics, toppling the Mystic Realm and thus takes over the whole world - the world inside the Divine Mirror which she's imprisoned in, that is. Since the Mirror Realm is just an illusion and Kyuubi is unable to intervene with the outside world in anyway, she's left standing amidst the ruins wondering with melancholy about what to do next.
- Sealed Evil In A Rock - Trapped in a rock by the Three Sovereigns long ago for her crimes, the plot of Ultimate involves her trying to free herself and seek revenge upon the Mystics.
- Smug Snake - Just like Da Ji.
- Voice of the Legion: As Kyuubi, she gets a reverb effect to her voice.
- Weapon of Choice:
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima
- Action Girl
- Katanas Are Just Better: Wields wakizashi as Weapon of Choice
- Kunoichi: Alas, just like Ayame, she too is also a Speed-type as well.
- Tomboyish Ponytail
Voiced by: Jurota KosugiA former knight of Arland, Sterkenburg was on his way back after completing an escort mission when a sudden rift in time-space brought him to the Orochi World.
- Aerith and Bob - Even within the Culture Clash-heavy WO universe, his name comes off as rather unusual and hard to pronounce. To save embarrassments, he asks close friends to just call him "Sterk".
- Animal Motif: His C6 shoots an enormous pigeon made of light out in front of him (and is incredibly useful for clearing out narrow areas).
- Badass Cape: In his alternate costume that puts him in his outfit from Atelier Rorona.
- Badass Long Coat: In his default costume.
- Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: Is a Power-type character.
- Cool Sword: Based on what he can equip in his original series.
- Fire/Ice/Lightning - Some of his moves.
- Not Good with People - His stern demeanor tends to make it difficult for people to approach him (and it's even lampshaded by his theme song name: "The Surly Knight"). Fortunately, having been befriended by Sun Shangxiang seems to have loosened him up a little.
- Older Than They Look - According to his parent game's setting, he should be nearly 40, but looks barely in his 20s in this incarnation, although his voice definitely doesn't sound that young...
- Red Eyes, Take Warning - His Musou finisher.
- Self-Proclaimed Knight: Immediately illustrated upon finding out Sun Shangxiang is a princess.
- Sprite/Polygon Mix: Being from a 2D game, his art style is conspicuously different from the rest of the cast. The differences become especially jarring when he has camp conversations with another 3D-rendered character.
Voiced by: Chie Nakamura
- Action Mom: Her main motive was to go home to her children, but ends up trapped in the Orochi World. Didn't stop her from welding through hordes of demons, though.
- Boobs of Steel
- Cool Sword and Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Her Weapon of Choice.
- Dangerously Short Skirt
- Guest Fighter: Taken to its extreme with her as Soulcalibur is owned not by Koei Tecmo but by Bandai Namco.
- Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: A Technique-type character.
- Mini Dress Of Power
Japanese spelling: Konton
Voiced by: Mahito OobaA large demon with four wings who is responsible for the dimensional collisons in the Orochi World. He relishes the chaos and actively seeks to destroy anyone attempting to bring order to the dimensional realm. Only appears in Gauntlet Mode.
- Ascended Extra - Possibly. His name is same with the Chinese name of Hammerjaw, one of the Demon Army's Dodomeki clone. But since Ultimate, he becomes playable with a unique design.
- Benevolent Boss: Toward Dodomeki and Gyuki if Camp interactions are any indicator, polite toward the two and taking interest in their sensibilities. Seems like he gets along well with any being with even a passing alignment toward chaos.
- Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: A Power-type character.
- Chaos Is Evil - True to his namesake, Hundun says the word every two lines and seems genuinely interested in spreading chaos whenever he can.
- Early-Bird Cameo - Possibly due to a Good Bad Bug, he will appear in the "Defense of Itsukushima" DLC stage in Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate with zero fanfare.
- Evil Sounds Deep - Which, surprisingly, sounds very calm as well, certainly not the kind what you'd expect from a demon with such a menacing appearance. He also enjoys letting out an Evil Laugh every now and then.
- Expy: Of Beerus. Being God of Destruction, seeking worthy challenge and sleep after defeat.
- Final Boss: Of Gauntlet/Unlimited Mode.
- Flying Firepower: His grounded Type Action switches him to flight mode, rendering most ground attacks useless against Hundun, who is then free to fling shockwaves at his helpless oppoents with his hatchets.
- Four Axes To Grind: Hatchets in each of his four hands.
- Graceful Loser: When he's finally defeated at the end of the Gauntlet Mode campaign, instead of getting mad over it, he calmly congratulates the party of heroes, even saying something along the lines of "it's the best fight I ever had", before proclaiming he's "going back to sleep".
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
Hydra AKA Youja (Mystic Snake)A gigantic multi-headed snake who suddenly appeared out of nowhere and destroyed many of humanity's civilization in the Orochi's merged world.
- Big Bad: for the third game.
- Playing with Fire: Pretty much its main attack, in some variants. Either with Hellfire, fire breath, Fireballs, etc.
- Orochi: Well, duh.
- Our Hydras Are Different
- Turns Red: Everytime one head will attack, the said head will turns red.
- Strangely enough, there's usually one of its heads which will turns blue instead, although basically it functions all the same.
- The Soulless: It is manifestation of Orochi's raw power without his consciousness. It can also manifests in Orochi's humanoid form.
- The Brute
- Elite Mooks: Subverted. He has, by any means, never become playable, nor is he stronger than the other serpent generics storywise. However, he is the commander for Orochi Army in several stages, therefore has enhancement aura activated at those occassions, which do actually make him stronger than his fellow generics, gamewise.
- The Generic Guy: His main purpose is to either defend a specific position or to serve as a commander when other unique characters aren't present.
- Small Name, Big Ego: So much so that some fans even consider him as the Warriors Orochi version of Yuan Shu, for their big and misplaced ego. Heck, in DLC stage "Keiji's Theme", he self-proclaims this epic asskicking music to be his own theme song! Keiji Maeda is obviously less than impressed.
- The Starscream: In a DLC stage "Every Snake Has Its Days", he declares independence and lead all other serpent generics (except Dodomeki, Gyuki, and their respective clones) to betray Demon Army led by Kiyomori. He also enlists the aid from Nobunaga, Zuo Ci, and several other humans to be his allies. But, unexpectedly for him, after managed to defeat Kiyomori, the evil sorcerer summons Orochi X, which cause Diamondback to be...
- Theme Naming: His Japanese name, Mizuchi, is derived from a Japanese dragon or serpent-like creature. His English name, Diamondback, on the other hand, is derived from a snake species.
- Unexplained Recovery: He got decapitated by Orochi X for fearing the enemy, twice (albeit in different storylines), yet comes the third game and he's very much alive and kicking, acting as the commander for the Demon Army in many battles.
- It's implied that Hydra's power is the one who cause the constant revival of Demon Army generals, proven by Kiyomori's constant revival in one of the stage confronting Hydra.
Japanese spelling: Tentei (of "Tiandi")Shangdi, otherwise known as the Celestial Emperor, is a mythological figure who rules Heaven and is considered one of the most important deities in Taoism, Buddhism, and other folk religions.