Characters: Warriors Orochi
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Characters in Warriors Orochi
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Debuted in Warriors Orochi
The Serpent King and the Main Antagonist
of the Crossover series.
- Animal Motif: The serpent, of course. If you look carefully, you can see the eight heads hidden all over his armor.
- Awesome but Impractical: His Orochi X form. 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 makes him the Purposefully 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.
- 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 counts as this for the second game.
- Purposefully 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.
A famous Fox Demoness and Enchantress from Chinese legends. Serves as Orochi's strategist and second-in-command.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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
Legendary Chinese strategist. Eventually serves as the chief strategist for Shu, and plays an important role in the third game.
- 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 a sphere.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ship Tease: Has a lot with Kaguya, with her hero-worshipping his genius and him admiring her grace and beauty.
- 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.
The mythical emperor of humankind
from Chinese mythologies. Begins to guide Sakon Shima to unite the Samurai faction in 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.
- 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.
Voiced by: Yuki Makishima
The mythical empress of humankind
from Chinese mythologies, who sides with Wei in the second game to make war on a resurgent Orochi army.
Voiced by: Yusei Oda
Legendary samurai and swordsman of the Genji clan, was resurrected by Kiyomori, but defected from the Orochi troops.
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
- 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.
The legendary Monkey King, was summoned by Kiyomori to do Orochi's bidding.
- Adaptational Villainy: One of the few works to depict him as a villain instead of The Hero.
- Badass: Well, duh...
- Blood Knight: Maybe not as much as Lu Bu, but he loves to fight all the same.
- Doppelgänger Attack: His Special Attack
- Everything's Better with Monkeys
- 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 is indeed recharge the cyborg with new magical power in 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.
- 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.
- Fragile Speedster: Moves really fast (justified, as he is riding a cloud after all), but can't take much hits. The third game nerfed his speed down a lot, but in turn made him sturdier, and he gained the ability to Flash Step for being a Wonder type character.
- 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.
- 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
The Shaman Queen and the first legendary Empress of Japan.
- 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.
- Badass Adorable
- Badass Empress: Averted in this series. While she's a badass, she's never referred as royalty since she's still a child in this time.
- Beam Spam: Most of her attacks.
- Dance Battler: Commands her dogu drones with J-Pop idol-inspired dance moves.
- 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
Demonic mooks serving Orochi, they were made playable characters in later games. Although they already appeared since Warriors Orochi 2 as Orochi's generics, they only debuted as playable since Musou Orochi Z.
of Journey to the West
Yoshitsune's faithful retainer, summoned by the Orochi forces.
- Big Fun
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's pretty loud.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Makishima
The Moon Princess of Japanese Mythology. She's trying to use her powers to stop Orochi.
The King of the Oni demons, serves as a wild card in Orochi army. He's looking for his identity.
Voiced by: Shunzō Miyasaka
A robotic-like being serving Susano'o.
- Anachronism Stew
- Badass: Capable of inflicting The Worf Effect on Lu Bu and Achilles.
- 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.
- 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.
- Weapon of Choice:
The God of Storms, bent on stopping Orochi. He is also the one who slayed the Yamato-no-Orochi/Hydra in the original Japanese myth.
Member 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.Joan 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.
Greek 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.
- Badass: Of course, he is the bonafide Greek Badass, and he'll make sure you don't forget it.
- 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:
- Cool Sword: Followed with...
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: One of the few characters to use a shield. He can block with it and has an attack in which he flips an enemy onto the ground with it and stabs them in the mid-quarters.
Debuted in Musou Orochi 2: Special
- Action Girl
- Boobs of Steel: In her introductory level in Ultimate, before you even encounter her another officer describes her as "a woman with remarkable proportions."
- Cleavage Window
- Hammer And Gun: Along with her hammer, she uses the machine gun she carried in Ninja Gaiden Sigma II.
- The Hunter - Of demons.
- Leotard of Power
- 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" 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.
- The Musketeer
Seimei 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.
- 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
Shennong is a Mystic who is renowned for cultivating various plants and is considered one of the cultural fathers of medicine.
Debuted in Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
Yinglong is the celestical general who leads the Mystic Army.
The 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
- Absolute Cleavage
- Animal Motif: Fox, just like Da Ji.
- Bigger Bad: In Ultimate.
- Cute Monster Girl: At least in her form as Kyubi, though whether it's cute or just plain intimadating is up to perspective.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Tamamo.
- Hair-Trigger Temper - In her Kyubi 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 Kyubi, 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 Kyubi 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 Kyubi, she gets a reverb effect to her voice.
- Weapon of Choice:
A 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".
- Badass Long Coat
- Cool Sword
- 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
- 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.
A 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.
- Chaos Is Evil - True to his namesake, Hundun says the word every two lines and seems genuinely interested in spreading chaos whenever he can.
- 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.
- Final Boss: Of Gauntlet/Unlimited Mode.
- Flying Firepower: His special attack 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
A gigantic multi-headed snake who suddenly appear out of nowhere and destroy many of humanity's civilization in the Orochi's merged world.
For uncertain reason, this serpent generic somehow has a little more important role than any other of his fellow generics. Similar to Gyuki and Dodomeki, except that he never become playable, so far.
- 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...
- Dirty Coward: He runs without any resistance upon seeing Orochi X, and leave the rest of everything to his human allies. But considering Orochi X became a Bad Boss by executing him in the second game, we can't completely blame him.
- 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.
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.