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* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: Historically, when Nagamasa betrayed Nobunaga and declared war against the Oda in Kanegasaki, she sent a secret message to Nobunaga to warn him about this, as an example of ThickerThanWater. But throughout the series, she's depicted in UndyingLoyalty for Nagamasa and always sides with her husband against her brother.

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* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: Historically, when Nagamasa betrayed Nobunaga and declared war against the Oda in Kanegasaki, she sent a secret message to Nobunaga to warn him about this, as which becomes an example of ThickerThanWater. But throughout the series, she's depicted in UndyingLoyalty for Nagamasa and always sides with her husband against her brother.


* ProfessionalButtKisser: He believes Nobunaga must be the one to unify the land and does everything in his lord's name and repeatedly shows admiration to him. In Nagashino, he kneels to Nobunaga for no reason whatsoever when Nobunaga showers praise upon his officers except ''Mitsuhide himself''. None of those officers kneels like Mitsuhide did, making it seem like he's trying stupidly too hard to kiss up to their lord. You can't really blame Hisahide for laughing at him because of this.

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* ProfessionalButtKisser: He believes Nobunaga must be the one to unify the land and does everything in his lord's name and repeatedly shows admiration to him. In Nagashino, Nagashino in ''4'', he kneels to Nobunaga for no reason whatsoever when Nobunaga showers praise upon his officers except ''Mitsuhide himself''. None of those officers kneels like Mitsuhide did, making it seem like he's trying stupidly too hard to kiss up to their lord. You can't really blame Hisahide for laughing at him because of this.


%%* [[DisappearsIntoLight Disappears Into Darkness]]: Happens in Motonari's ending in [=SW3=].

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%%* [[DisappearsIntoLight Disappears Into Darkness]]: Happens * DemotedToExtra: He's the closest thing to be a BigBad and VillainProtagonist in Motonari's ending in [=SW3=].the first game. In the sequels, his story and influence are mostly limited to his (or his clan's) own story mode. Other story modes that take place after his death at Honnouji move on from him.


* TheUnfavorite: A poignant scene in ''4'' shows Nobunaga showering praise upon his officers at Nagashino... ''except Mitsuhide''. May be one of the reasons why he decided to revolt later.

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* TheUnfavorite: A poignant scene in ''4'' shows Nobunaga showering praise upon his officers at Nagashino... ''except Mitsuhide''. May be one of the reasons why he decided to revolt later. Though, see ProfessionalButtKisser.


* HiddenDepths: ''4'' seems to imply that he dislikes followers who admire him too much and have no ambition of their own to surpass him. His two top admirers are [[HonorBeforeReason Nagamasa]] and [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Mitsuhide]]. [[ForegoneConclusion Do the math.]]



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: At least to begin with. Seriously, Mitsuhide? You believed Oda Nobunaga, called the Demon King for his ruthlessness, would create a land of compassion and peace?

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: HorribleJudgeOfCharacter:
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At least to begin with. Seriously, Mitsuhide? You believed Oda Nobunaga, called the Demon King for his ruthlessness, would create a land of compassion and peace?peace?
** He's also ''genuinely'' shocked to the point of [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil sounding heartbroken of all things]] that [[CardCarryingVillain Hisahide]] would betray Nobunaga.


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* ProfessionalButtKisser: He believes Nobunaga must be the one to unify the land and does everything in his lord's name and repeatedly shows admiration to him. In Nagashino, he kneels to Nobunaga for no reason whatsoever when Nobunaga showers praise upon his officers except ''Mitsuhide himself''. None of those officers kneels like Mitsuhide did, making it seem like he's trying stupidly too hard to kiss up to their lord. You can't really blame Hisahide for laughing at him because of this.

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* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: Historically, when Nagamasa betrayed Nobunaga and declared war against the Oda in Kanegasaki, she sent a secret message to Nobunaga to warn him about this, as an example of ThickerThanWater. But throughout the series, she's depicted in UndyingLoyalty for Nagamasa and always sides with her husband against her brother.


* AmbiguouslyBi: In the Japanese version he's clearly attracted to both Ranmaru and his wife, but sexuality is still relatively unimportant to him compared to the work of conquest. It's worth noting that he's included among bisexual males in his Wikipedia page (as homosexual/bisexual relationships between samurai lords and their pageboys weren't uncommon at the time, even if rarely (or never) shown in public).

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* AmbiguouslyBi: In the Japanese version he's clearly attracted to both Ranmaru and his wife, but sexuality is still relatively unimportant to him compared to the work of conquest. It's worth noting that he's included among bisexual males in his Wikipedia page (as homosexual/bisexual relationships between samurai lords and their pageboys weren't uncommon at the time, even if rarely (or never) shown in public).

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* {Miko}: One of the default options can give the female characters the appearance of one. Far more obvious in SW2.


* SubmissiveBadass: The main character is always serving under someone, but this person changes from the Imagawa, the Takeda, the Tokugawa, and may optionally choose the Toyotomi.


** Some fans note his hairstyle in ''4'' resembles a [[Manga/DragonBall Super Saiyan]].

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** Some fans note his hairstyle in ''4'' resembles a [[Manga/DragonBall [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]].


* ShoutOut: Weirdly enough, to {{Rambo}} with his [[http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/File:Magoichi-altsw.jpg alternate costume]], which turns him into a WalkingShirtlessScene.

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* ShoutOut: Weirdly enough, to {{Rambo}} Franchise/{{Rambo}} with his [[http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/File:Magoichi-altsw.jpg alternate costume]], which turns him into a WalkingShirtlessScene.


An ambitious late-comer in the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai, [[UsefulNotes/DateMasamune Masamune Date]] is determined to make his own way in the world and maybe even take over Japan while he's at it.

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An ambitious late-comer in the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai, [[UsefulNotes/SengokuPeriod Sengoku Jidai]], [[UsefulNotes/DateMasamune Masamune Date]] is determined to make his own way in the world and maybe even take over Japan while he's at it.


Of course, much like brother series ''VIdeoGame/DynastyWarriors'', [[TheThemeParkVersion don't expect historical accuracy either]]. Also, despite the fact that they are still pre-UsefulNotes/{{Meiji|Restoration}} figures, the official localizations of the games [[NameOrderConfusion use the western name order]], so that is how they will be listed here.

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Of course, much like brother series ''VIdeoGame/DynastyWarriors'', [[TheThemeParkVersion don't expect historical accuracy either]]. Also, despite the fact that they are still pre-UsefulNotes/{{Meiji|Restoration}} figures, the official localizations of the games [[NameOrderConfusion use the western name order]], order, so that is how they will be listed here.


* [[DisappearsIntoLight Disappears Into Darkness]]: Happens in Motonari's ending in [=SW3=].

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* %%* [[DisappearsIntoLight Disappears Into Darkness]]: Happens in Motonari's ending in [=SW3=].



UsefulNotes/AkechiMitsuhide is a retainer of Oda Nobunaga... at least at first. Mitsuhide's characterization contains particularly obvious changes depending on which version of the game you play (these changes are most notable when comparing [=SW2=] to [=SW3=]), though he is usually noted as being kind and gentle at heart with the eventual goal of creating peace for the 'innocents' of Japan.

Mitsuhide was portrayed as having a very strong bond with Mori Ranmaru in the first game, acting as his mentor and best friend. The impact of Mitsuhide's betrayal of Nobunaga on their bond was a focal point of both of their story modes. This was basically entirely scrapped in [=SW2=] in favor of focusing Mitsuhide's story entirely on his interactions with his Lord, Nobunaga. The third game in the series introduces Motochika as Mitsuhide's closest friend, and their bond plays an active part in explaining Mitsuhide's motives. The consistent point throughout all of his stories is the betrayal of Nobunaga, something that inevitably impacts the whole of Japan.

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UsefulNotes/AkechiMitsuhide is a retainer of Oda Nobunaga...Nobunaga Oda... at least at first. Mitsuhide's characterization contains particularly obvious changes depending on which version of the game you play (these changes are most notable when comparing [=SW2=] to [=SW3=]), though he is usually noted as being kind and gentle at heart with the eventual goal of creating peace for the 'innocents' of Japan.

Mitsuhide was portrayed as having a very strong bond with Mori Ranmaru Mori in the first game, acting as his mentor and best friend. The impact of Mitsuhide's betrayal of Nobunaga on their bond was a focal point of both of their story modes. This was basically entirely scrapped in [=SW2=] in favor of focusing Mitsuhide's story entirely on his interactions with his Lord, Nobunaga. The third game in the series introduces Motochika as Mitsuhide's closest friend, and their bond plays an active part in explaining Mitsuhide's motives. The consistent point throughout all of his stories is the betrayal of Nobunaga, something that inevitably impacts the whole of Japan.



* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: And it might be the reason why his daughter still looks like {{Moe}} up to the newest installments.
* ActionDad, PapaWolf: For Gracia. He's worried whenever she participates in the battlefield, fearing for her safety. In ''Warriors Orochi 2'', he's livid that Dong Zhuo wants Gracia in exchange for his freedom. In the DLC of ''[=WO3=]'', he tries to stop Magoichi and Guo Jia from being a bad influence on his daughter when he suspects that they're flirting with the female Mystics.

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%%* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: .
* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: And it might be the reason why ActionDad: He is Gracia's father who sometimes accompanies him in battle much to his daughter still looks like {{Moe}} up to the newest installments.
* ActionDad, PapaWolf: For Gracia. He's worried whenever she participates in the battlefield, fearing for her safety. In ''Warriors Orochi 2'', he's livid that Dong Zhuo wants Gracia in exchange for his freedom. In the DLC of ''[=WO3=]'', he tries to stop Magoichi and Guo Jia from being a bad influence on his daughter when he suspects that they're flirting with the female Mystics.
worries.



* PapaWolf: For Gracia. He's worried whenever she participates in the battlefield, fearing for her safety. In ''Warriors Orochi 2'', he's livid that Dong Zhuo wants Gracia in exchange for his freedom. In the DLC of ''[=WO3=]'', he tries to stop Magoichi and Guo Jia from being a bad influence on his daughter when he suspects that they're flirting with the female Mystics.



UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon is a chubby, good-natured thief who's always after the next big score.

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UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon [[UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon Goemon Ishikawa]] is a chubby, good-natured thief who's always after the next big score.



UsefulNotes/UesugiKenshin is Takeda Shingen's major rival, always seen drinking sake, even on the battlefield.

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UsefulNotes/UesugiKenshin [[UsefulNotes/UesugiKenshin Kenshin Uesugi]] is Takeda Shingen's Shingen Takeda's major rival, always seen drinking sake, even on the battlefield.



The younger sister of UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga. Portrayed as a GenkiGirl in the first game, but has calmed down in the sequels.

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The younger sister of UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.[[UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga Nobunaga Oda]]. Portrayed as a GenkiGirl in the first game, but has calmed down in the sequels.



* ActionGirl: As of ''3'' onward, she is more actionized.

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* %%* ActionGirl: As of ''3'' onward, she is more actionized.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Going back to the first game after playing the rest is probably going to feel weird since Oichi actually started out as a TokenMiniMoe who acts more like a [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Xiao Qiao]]-lite, after that and as of now ShesAllGrownUp into a refined YamatoNadeshiko. Her weapon being a kendama/ball-cup can also count since she carried that for two games plus the first VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Going back to the first game after playing the rest is probably going to feel weird since Oichi actually started out as a TokenMiniMoe who acts more like a [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Xiao Qiao]]-lite, after that and as of now ShesAllGrownUp into a refined YamatoNadeshiko. Her weapon being a kendama/ball-cup can also count since she carried that for two games plus the first VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi.VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi games.



* GenkiGirl: In ''1''.

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* GenkiGirl: In ''1''.''1'' where she's a young girl instead of a mature lady.



* SheIsAllGrownUp: From ''2'' on.

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* SheIsAllGrownUp: From ''2'' on.on due to her first husband, Nagamasa, being playable.



* TokenWholesome: From ''3'' onwards.

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* TokenWholesome: From ''3'' onwards.onwards though her DLC costumes still let her show some of her skin.



* {{Miko}}: More evident in [=SW1=].

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* %%* {{Miko}}: More evident in [=SW1=].



* PerkyFemaleMinion: A rare heroic example.

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* %%* PerkyFemaleMinion: A rare heroic example.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: In many fictional scenarios, he outlives Mikatagahara and Nagashino, though it varies whether he eventually succeds in defeating and surpassing his rivals or not.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In many fictional scenarios, he outlives Mikatagahara and Nagashino, though it varies whether he eventually succeds succeeds in defeating and surpassing his rivals or not.



An ambitious late-comer in the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai, UsefulNotes/DateMasamune is determined to make his own way in the world and maybe even take over Japan while he's at it.

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An ambitious late-comer in the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai, UsefulNotes/DateMasamune [[UsefulNotes/DateMasamune Masamune Date]] is determined to make his own way in the world and maybe even take over Japan while he's at it.



* EyepatchOfPower: It can shoot out dragons in the first game.

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* EyepatchOfPower: It can shoot out dragons in the first game. This eye was infected and had to be pulled out.



* {{Tsundere}}: In the fourth crossover, he's shown signs of being this most especially in the side story where he has to guard Xiaoqiao and help her in picking out a gift for Zhou Yu. At the end of the mission, he gives Kojuro a bunch of random stuff such as a bird, dragonfly larva, snails and mantis' eggs which his loyal retainer assumes that it's a gift for him. This causes Masamune to vehemently deny and attempt to justify that Xiaoqiao's idea.
--->'''Masamune''': No, don't go getting the wrong idea! She just forced all onto me! I don't need things like this to say to you...to say to you...

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* {{Tsundere}}: In the fourth crossover, he's shown signs of being this most especially in the side story where he has to guard Xiaoqiao and help her in picking out a gift for Zhou Yu. At the end of the mission, he gives Kojuro a bunch of random stuff such as a bird, dragonfly larva, snails and mantis' eggs which his loyal retainer assumes that it's a gift for him. This causes Masamune to vehemently deny and attempt to justify that it's Xiaoqiao's idea.
--->'''Masamune''': -->'''Masamune''': No, don't go getting the wrong idea! She just forced all onto me! I don't need things like this to say to you...to say to you...



* ActionDad, PapaWolf: Not really shown in subsequent series, but in his debut, should you endanger or kill his daughter Ina, then get ready to be cleaved by his Tonbo-giri when he enters SuperMode.
** In ''4'', this extends to even ''attacking his lord''. [[note]]As Nobuyuki and Ina plead for Yukimura's life to be spared, Tadakatsu notes that if Ieyasu decides to wipe out the Sanada line, he would also have to kill Nobuyuki ''and'' Ina.[[/note]]
** In ''Spirit of Sanada'', he actually supports Nobuyuki's plea to spare Masayuki and Yukimura from execution with his reason being that he considers Nobuyuki as his own son ever since he married Ina. However, Ieyasu still rejects the plea.
** In one side mission in ''Warriors Orochi 3'', Guo Jia tries to flirt with Ina in front of him, causing Tadakatsu to confront him. At least, Nobuyuki gets a free pass in ''[=SW4=]'' as he is nice to Ina.

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* ActionDad, PapaWolf: Not really shown in subsequent series, but in his debut, should you endanger or kill ActionDad: He and his daughter Ina, then get ready to be cleaved by his Tonbo-giri when he enters SuperMode.
** In ''4'', this extends to even ''attacking his lord''. [[note]]As Nobuyuki
made their playable debut and Ina plead for Yukimura's life to be spared, Tadakatsu notes that if Ieyasu decides to wipe out the Sanada line, he would also have to kill Nobuyuki ''and'' Ina.[[/note]]
** In ''Spirit of Sanada'', he actually supports Nobuyuki's plea to spare Masayuki and Yukimura from execution with his reason being that he considers Nobuyuki as his own son ever since he married Ina. However, Ieyasu still rejects the plea.
** In one side mission in ''Warriors Orochi 3'', Guo Jia tries to flirt with Ina in front of him, causing Tadakatsu to confront him. At least, Nobuyuki gets a free pass in ''[=SW4=]'' as he is nice to Ina.
they usually fight together.



* PapaWolf: Not really shown in subsequent series, but in his debut, should you endanger or kill his daughter Ina, then get ready to be cleaved by his Tonbo-giri when he enters SuperMode.
** In ''4'', this extends to even ''attacking his lord''. [[note]]As Nobuyuki and Ina plead for Yukimura's life to be spared, Tadakatsu notes that if Ieyasu decides to wipe out the Sanada line, he would also have to kill Nobuyuki ''and'' Ina.[[/note]]
** In ''Spirit of Sanada'', he actually supports Nobuyuki's plea to spare Masayuki and Yukimura from execution with his reason being that he considers Nobuyuki as his own son ever since he married Ina. However, Ieyasu still rejects the plea.
** In one side mission in ''Warriors Orochi 3'', Guo Jia tries to flirt with Ina in front of him, causing Tadakatsu to confront him. At least, Nobuyuki gets a free pass in ''[=SW4=]'' as he is nice to Ina.



* LovelyAngels: with [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Sun Shangxiang and Xingcai]] in the [[VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi crossover]].

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* LovelyAngels: with With [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Sun Shangxiang and Xingcai]] in the [[VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi crossover]].crossover]]. She has a CommonalityConnection with them due to being daughters of strong warriors (Sun Jian and Zhang Fei respectively) and in Shangxiang, being an archer.



[[folder:Shimazu Yoshihisa]]

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[[folder:Shimazu Yoshihisa]][[folder:Yoshihisa Shimazu]]



[[folder:Asakura Yoshikage]]

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[[folder:Asakura Yoshikage]][[folder:Yoshikage Asakura]]


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* ThickerThanWater: After Kenshin's death, he and Kagekatsu fight over the lordship of the Uesugi. While Kagekatsu is backed by Kanetsugu and the Sanada clan, Kagetora has the support from Aya and his biological family, the Hojo. Unfortunately, it doesn't save him from death.

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