Characters: Warriors Orochi

Here be the list of Original Generation Characters in Warriors Orochi, See Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors for the other characters.

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    Debuted in Warriors Orochi 

Orochi

Voiced by: Ryōtarō Okiayu (Japanese)

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.

Da Ji

Voiced by: Mami Kingetsu (Japanese)

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 

Taigong Wang

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese)

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.

Fu Xi

Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto

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.

Nuwa

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.

Yoshitsune Minamoto

Voiced by: Yusei Oda

Legendary samurai and swordsman of the Genji clan, was resurrected by Kiyomori, but defected from the Orochi troops.

Kiyomori Taira

Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo

Tyrannical leader of the Heike and sorcerer, was resurrected by Orochi as a demon. He summoned several warriors to aid him.

Sun Wukong

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

The legendary Monkey King, was summoned by Kiyomori to do Orochi's bidding.

Himiko

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 

Dodomeki and Gyuki

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.

  • 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.
  • 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 Ryu can still pull off the Izuna Drop on him or that Lu Bu can still chokeslam him.
  • 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:
    • Carry a Big Stick: Gyuki beats down enemies with a small (compared to him) club.
    • Power Fist: Dodomeki, who specifically uses Kotaro's moveset with his own variations.

Sanzang

Voiced by: Akemi Kanda

The hero(ine) of Journey to the West.

Benkei

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

Yoshitsune's faithful retainer, summoned by the Orochi forces.

    Debuted in Warriors Orochi 3 

Kaguya

Voiced by: Yuki Makishima

The Moon Princess of Japanese Mythology. She's trying to use her powers to stop Orochi.

Shuten Douji

The King of the Oni demons, serves as a wild card in Orochi army. He's looking for his identity.

Nezha

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.
  • Bishōnen
  • 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:

Susano'o

Voiced by: Kenji Hamada

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.

Ryu Hayabusa

Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori

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.

  • 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
  • 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 regular attacks and hits hard.
  • Ninja: But of course!
  • Spinning Pile Driver: His first-tier launcher finisher is his Izuna Drop. He can even do it 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.

Joan Of Arc

Voiced by: Yumi Touma

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.

Achilles

Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna

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.

Ayane

Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki

Nemea

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

    Debuted in Musou Orochi 2: Special 

Rachel

  • 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
  • Stripperiffic

Seimei Abe

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.

  • Bishōnen
  • Onmyodo
  • 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 

Momiji

Shennong

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

Yinglong is the celestical general who leads the Mystic Army.

Tamamo-no-Mae a.k.a. Kyubi no Kitsune

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 of Ultimate.

Kasumi

Sterkenburg Cranach

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.

Sophitia Alexandra

Hundun

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

    Notable NPC 

Hydra

A gigantic multi-headed snake who suddenly appear out of nowhere and destroy many of humanity's civilization in the Orochi's merged world.

Diamondback/Mizuchi

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

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.