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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: Almost all of his moves are non-elemental, deals small damage, has awkward coverage, and is unsafe in general. The only thing that saves makes him the Purposefully Overpowered character that he is intended to be are his C1-1.
  • Big Bad
  • Bad Boss: In the second game, he executed Diamondback for being a coward. Later in the third game, however, Diamondback is inexplicably returned, alive and well. 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.
  • 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: You would think he looks like that eight-headed snake monster, wouldn't you? And let us not speak of Orochi X...
  • Blood Knight: Summons mighty warriors from all ages into a distorted world just to fight them.
  • Came Back Wrong: Considered this by Da Ji, Masamune and Keiji in 3, as the new Orochi(s) is the incarnation of raw power and destruction, without traces of humanity or reason of the original.
  • Death Seeker: Lampshaded by Keiji Maeda.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: And echoes, too.
  • One-Winged Angel: In Warriors Orochi 3, appears as a many-headed giant serpent called Hydra.
  • 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.
  • Sinister Scythe: His weapon, which also falls into BFS and Serrated Blade of Pain at high levels.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Receives one in the second game, and one more remix in the third.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His Orochi X form has white hair. 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.

     Debuted in Warriors Orochi 2 

Taigong Wang

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese)

Legendary Chinese strategist. Serves as the head strategist for the good guys.

  • Big Good: Normally plays this role.
  • Bishōnen/Historical Beauty Update: He's usually depicted in other works as an elderly man. Not that he's really young, since he's not quite human in this game.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Physical God
  • Purple Eyes
  • The Rival: To Da Ji.
  • Shock and Awe: Most of his attacks are lightning-based.
  • Smug Super: Frequently boasts about his great and magnificent self, 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

Fu Xi

Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto

The first emperor of China. Sides with the Samurai Warriors in the second game.

Nuwa

Voiced by: Yuki Makishima

The first empress of China, now sided with Wei.

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

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.

    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.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot
  • 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.

  • 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 and takes it like a man.
  • 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

Seimei Abe

Seimei Abe was an onmyōji, a leading specialist of onmyōdō during the middle of the Heian Period in Japan.

    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 a mythological Chinese dragon-like beast.

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

Kasumi

Sterkenburg Cranach

  • Badass Long Coat
  • Cool Sword
  • 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.

Sophitia Alexandra

Hundun

    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 is, by any means, never become playable, nor does he stronger than 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.
  • 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 Yuan Shu's version of Warriors Orochi series, 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 Chinese mythological figure who rules Heaven and is considered one of the most important deities in Taoism, Buddhism, and other folk religions.

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