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* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraTakedaClan Takeda Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Takeda Shingen, Sanada Yukimura, Sarutobi Sasuke[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraTakedaClan Takeda Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Takeda Shingen, Sanada Yukimura, Sarutobi Sasuke[[/labelnote]]Sasuke, Sanada Masayuki, Sanada Nobuyuki[[/labelnote]]


* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOtherCharacters Other Characters]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Itsuki, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Hojo Ujimasa, Fuma Kotaro, Gohonyari, Matsunaga Hisahide, Miyoshi Death Squad, Miyamoto Musashi, Sasaki Kojiro, Honganji Kennyo, Saika Magoichi, Kobayakawa Hideaki, Tenkai, Mogami Yoshiaki, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Goto Matabe, Ii Naotora, Sen no Rikyuu[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOtherCharacters Other Characters]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Itsuki, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Hojo Ujimasa, Fuma Kotaro, Gohonyari, Matsunaga Hisahide, Miyoshi Death Squad, Miyamoto Musashi, Sasaki Kojiro, Honganji Kennyo, Saika Magoichi, Kobayakawa Hideaki, Tenkai, Mogami Yoshiaki, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Goto Matabe, Ii Naotora, Sen no Rikyuu[[/labelnote]]Rikyu[[/labelnote]]


All names are written in eastern order, with the family name first.

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All names are written in eastern Eastern order, with the family name first.


* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOtherCharacters Other Characters]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Itsuki, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Hojo Ujimasa, Fuma Kotaro, Gohonyari, Matsunaga Hisahide, Miyoshi Death Squad, Miyamoto Musashi, Sasaki Kojiro, Honganji Kennyo, Saika Magoichi, Kobayakawa Hideaki, Tenkai, Mogami Yoshiaki, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Goto Matabe, Ii Naotora[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOtherCharacters Other Characters]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Itsuki, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Hojo Ujimasa, Fuma Kotaro, Gohonyari, Matsunaga Hisahide, Miyoshi Death Squad, Miyamoto Musashi, Sasaki Kojiro, Honganji Kennyo, Saika Magoichi, Kobayakawa Hideaki, Tenkai, Mogami Yoshiaki, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Goto Matabe, Ii Naotora[[/labelnote]]Naotora, Sen no Rikyuu[[/labelnote]]


* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraTokugawaClan Tokugawa Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Tokugawa Ieyasu, Honda Tadakatsu[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraTokugawaClan Tokugawa Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Tokugawa Ieyasu, Honda Tadakatsu[[/labelnote]]Tadakatsu, Sakai Tadatsugu[[/labelnote]]


Here's the cast of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''... otherwise {{Macekre}}'d as ''Devil Kings'', though the third game is known as ''Samurai Heroes''.

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Here's the cast of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''... otherwise {{Macekre}}'d as ''Devil Kings'', though the third game is known as ''Samurai Heroes''.
''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' franchise.


* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOdaClan Oda Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Oda Nobunaga, Nōhime, Mori Ranmaru, Akechi Mitsuhide, Shibata Katsuie[[/labelnote]]

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* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOdaClan Oda Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Oda Nobunaga, Nōhime, Nohime, Mori Ranmaru, Akechi Mitsuhide, Shibata Katsuie[[/labelnote]]


* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraDateClan Date Clan]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraTakedaClan Takeda Clan]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraMaedaClan Maeda Clan]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraUesugiClan Uesugi Clan]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOdaClan Oda Clan]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraAzaiClan Azai Clan]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraTokugawaClan Tokugawa Clan]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraToyotomiClan Toyotomi Clan]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraWesternClans Western Clans]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraNationOfXavism Nation of Xavism]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOtherCharacters Other Characters]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraAreaWarlords Area Warlords]]

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* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraDateClan Date Clan]]
Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Date Masamune, Katakura Kojuro[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraTakedaClan Takeda Clan]]
Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Takeda Shingen, Sanada Yukimura, Sarutobi Sasuke[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraMaedaClan Maeda Clan]]
Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Maeda Toshiie, Matsu, Maeda Keiji[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraUesugiClan Uesugi Clan]]
Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Uesugi Kenshin, Kasuga, Naoe Kanetsugu[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOdaClan Oda Clan]]
Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Oda Nobunaga, Nōhime, Mori Ranmaru, Akechi Mitsuhide, Shibata Katsuie[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraAzaiClan Azai Clan]]
Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Azai Nagamasa, Oichi, Kyogoku Maria[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraTokugawaClan Tokugawa Clan]]
Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Tokugawa Ieyasu, Honda Tadakatsu[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraToyotomiClan Toyotomi Clan]]
Clan]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Takenaka Hanbe, Nene, Ishida Mitsunari, Otani Yoshitsugu, Shima Sakon[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraWesternClans Western Clans]]
Clans]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Chosokabe Motochika, Mori Motonari, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Kuroda Kanbe, Tsuruhime, Yamanaka Shikanosuke[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraNationOfXavism Nation of Xavism]]
Xavism]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Pontiff Xavi, Otomo Sorin, Tachibana Muneshige, Tachibana Ginchiyo[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOtherCharacters Other Characters]]
Characters]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Itsuki, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Hojo Ujimasa, Fuma Kotaro, Gohonyari, Matsunaga Hisahide, Miyoshi Death Squad, Miyamoto Musashi, Sasaki Kojiro, Honganji Kennyo, Saika Magoichi, Kobayakawa Hideaki, Tenkai, Mogami Yoshiaki, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Goto Matabe, Ii Naotora[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraAreaWarlords Area Warlords]]Warlords]] [[labelnote:Character List]]Utsunomiya Hirotsuna, Satake Yoshishige, Nanbu Harumasa, Amago Haruhisa, Anegakoji Yoritsuna[[/labelnote]]


Here's the cast of ''SengokuBasara''... otherwise {{Macekre}}'d as ''Devil Kings'', though the third game is known as ''Samurai Heroes''.

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Here's the cast of ''SengokuBasara''...''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''... otherwise {{Macekre}}'d as ''Devil Kings'', though the third game is known as ''Samurai Heroes''.


[[AC: Major spoilers ahead.]]

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[[AC: Major spoilers ahead.]]ahead]].


Character sheets for ''Sengoku Basara'': [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters There are rather a lot of them]].

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Character sheets for ''Sengoku Basara'': Here are the character sheets: [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters There are rather a lot of them]].lot]].


Here's the cast of ''SengokuBasara''... otherwise {{Macekre}}'d as ''Devil Kings'', though the third game is known as ''Samurai Heroes''. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters There are rather a lot of them]].

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Here's the cast of ''SengokuBasara''... otherwise {{Macekre}}'d as ''Devil Kings'', though the third game is known as ''Samurai Heroes''. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters There are rather a lot of them]].



Character sheets for ''SengokuBasara'':

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Character sheets for ''SengokuBasara'':''Sengoku Basara'': [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters There are rather a lot of them]].



* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOtherCharacters Other Characters]]



* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraOtherCharacters Other Characters]]


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[[folder:Date Clan]]
!!DateMasamune
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-->Voiced by: KazuyaNakai (Japanese), KirbyMorrow (''Devil Kings''), RobertMcCollum (anime), ReubenLangdon (''Samurai Heroes'')

-> ''"Now give it all you've got and let me enjoy this!"''

Young, cool but HotBlooded leader of the Date clan from Oushuu Province. He's out mostly to conquer the land and [[BloodKnight get on a good fight while he's at it]]. He's also a guy who values style, therefore his army look very [[{{Delinquents}} delinquentish]] and he likes spouting [[GratuitousEnglish Engrish]] speeches.

His ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]'' counterpart's name was ''Azure Dragon''.
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* ActorAllusion: In ''Sengoku Basara 3'', Reuben Langdon Voices [[{{Devil May Cry}} Dante]]/Date, and Jonny Young Bosch Voices Nero/Yukimura.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Would explain the legions of girls who find his personality irresistible.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBiker: His [[CoolHorse horse]] has handlebars and ''Harley Davidson'' exhaust pipes... [[AnachronismStew in Sengoku era]].
** BadassArmFold: How he rides said horse.
** HandicappedBadass: In fact, it makes him even ''more'' badass than before!
* BerserkButton: The anime makes this the one time he loses his cool.
--> "You used someone as a shield, just so that you can finish him, along with your enemies, from behind? There are things that you should, and shouldn't do!"
** In the games it would seem that harming Kojuro or his men in any way sets him off.
--> (At Kojuro's death) "You have ''no idea'' what you have just unleashed!"
* BloodKnight: He frequently takes on one-on-one battles just for the hell of it, whether they're necessary or not, to prove his strength.
* BrownEyes: In the games. In the anime, he has [[BlueEyes blue]]-{{gray eyes}}. Interestingly recent games show his eyes glow blue when he uses lightning powers.
* CoolHorse: Not just any CoolHorse, but a ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Motor]]''-Horse.
* TheCharmer: He's charismatic enough that most characters can't help but be drawn to him. From the third game, Magoichi seems to bring out the smooth-talker in him too.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Except in his manga and anime incarnations: in the former he has blond/white hair, in the latter his eyes are blue-gray.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes, usually when he's threatening someone, but also jokingly too.
--> "We wouldn't want anyone else with a scary face like yours hanging around, now would we Kojuro?"
* DefiantToTheEnd: In the anime, when Nobunaga threatens to stab his eye out, Masamune tells him to go on and try it.
* {{Delinquents}}: A whole army of them.
* {{Determinator}}: In [[spoiler:season 2's finale]]. Gets thrown through several walls, is nearly strangled to death, is shoved into a stone castle wall and ''punched so hard that the whole castle is destroyed and collapses on top of him''. He still manages to defeat the BigBad.
* DualWielding: How about wielding six swords at once instead of just two swords, HA? Or six [[DevilMayCry Alastors]], heh?
* EyepatchOfPower: Masamune is the designated '''[[Pantheon/GUAGCommand God of Eyepatches]]'''.
* EyeScream: Masamune's missing eye had to be gouged out in his youth. In the anime Nobunaga tries to gouge out his ''other eye'' during their FinalBattle.
* FoeYay: His relationship with Yukimura is made of this.
** The duel between them in the movie was referred to as a ''love scene'' among staff members.
* FriendlyEnemy: When they're not feeling compelled to try and kill each other, he and Yukimura seem to get along fine. Then again, they also genuinely enjoy fighting each other.
* FullNameBasis: Always calls Yukimura by his full name.
** He has switched to FirstNameBasis once or twice during their climactic final duel.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: He does his fair share of cursing. Even though it's in [[ForeignCussWord English]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Masamune ''loves'' his Gratuitous English.
-->'''Masamune:''' "ARE YOU READY GUYS?!"
-->'''Lackeys:''' "Yeah!"
-->'''Masamune:''' "PUT YA GUNS ON!"
* GetBackHereBoss: There will always be a stage where you have to get in a horse race with him (since the Date are expert horsemen and he lives in the mountains), making it to the goal before he does.
* HellishPupils: For no apparent reason, aside from his association with dragons. They're normal in the anime, with a few exceptions.
** They show up quite a bit in fanart, along with his having an [[EyesofGold eye of gold]].
* [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey It's That Voice]]: For the 3rd game, they got ReubenLangdon, AKA [[DevilMayCry Dante]], the guy Masamune is often compared with. Langdon, however, is not doing his anime voice.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The historical Masamune was certainly much more ruthless, but... hey, this is ''Basara''.
** He probably didn't speak [[GratuitousEnglish English]] either...
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: It's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Date_Masamune02.jpg rather doubtful]] that the real Masamune was as maddeningly attractive as this one...
** It's time for a historical funfact! Some time ago, Date Masamune's remains were dug up and measured. He was approx 159cm tall. Not much, considering most of his fangirls are taller. But it was the average height during his time.
* HomoeroticSubtext: His retainer Kojuro and rival Yukimura are the most prevalent, but Motochika and Ieyasu are also noticeable. He's [[LauncherOfAThousandShips shipped]] with everyone though.
* HotBlooded: Yukimura influences him.
-->"Guess I got a little too heated up. I gotta stay cool".
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Has to pick himself up and recover his former reputation after Mitsunari delivers him his first crushing defeat in [=SB3=].
* ICanStillFight: Does this in the anime after [[spoiler:his soldiers are kidnapped]]. Despite having been shot only hours earlier, he acts like everything's okay and decides to stage a rescue attempt. Kojuro knows he is in no condition to go anywhere and knocks him out (not without a duel first, however).
** Does it again in the second season when he attempts to fight Hideyoshi in a rather ragged condition. It goes about as well as you could expect (well, a little better, considering Hideyoshi spared his life).
* IndyPloy: Although he does come up with strategies, Masamune seems to find it more fun to charge in first and make things up as he goes along.
* InvincibleHero: He shows huge signs of this in the second season of the anime. Not so much in the games, where consequences of his defeat by Mitsunari Ishida shape his storyline for the third game (and his overall role in the plot is much less significant).
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a great guy underneath that cocky, disrespectful teenage BloodKnight persona. Honestly.
* LargeHam: Becomes loud and boisterous whenever he's fired up. He especially likes making a [[IncomingHam big entrance]].
* JackOfAllStats: In the games. Average attack, average defence, average attack speed, average reach. Has a good mixture of {{Spam Attack}}s, powerful single strikes, dash attacks, a ranged attack, and a SuperMode that turns him into a temporary GlassCannon.
* MrFanservice: The fans go absolute ''crazy'' over him and Capcom damn well know it. How else do you explain his amount of fanservice steadily increasing since the first game?
** In the anime he tends to get beaten up just so he can walk around in bandages for a while.
* MyHorseIsAMotorbike: ''[[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/jonjetman/405910.jpg Literally.]]''
* TheNicknamer: In the anime dub. Examples include "Kid" and "Red" for Yukimura, "Flower Boy" for Keiji and "Captain Lavender" for Motochika.
* PetTheDog: He has his moments with [[MoralityPet Itsuki]] and [[TheIngenue Tsuruhime]] in the games and [[TheWoobie Oichi]] in the anime. Seems he can't leave a girl in distress alone.
* RedBaron: The One-Eyed Dragon
* TheRival[=/=]WorthyOpponent: Towards Yukimura.
* RousingSpeech: They certainly inspire his troops.
-->'''"LET'S PARTY!"'''
* RuleOfCool: He probably rules his lands with ''this'' set of rules.
* TheScream: Happens at least in manga [[spoiler:when Mitsunari slaughters a good portion of his army and severely injures Kojuro. Complete with bloody backround]]. Rather cruel turnpoint for the previously cocky and invincible One-Eyed Dragon.
* SecretStabWound: When he is shot in the stomach at Nagashino, he successfully hides the injury until several miles from the battlefield, only revealing himself by ''fainting'' and falling off his horse.
** Not only that, it was implied that he spent half the journey ''unconscious''. That's right, he was on his way back to Oshu ''[[BadAss while he wasn't even awake]]''.
* ShirtlessScene: Anime episode 8. ''[[http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu321/hyperparfait/Anime/sengokubasara08_masamune.jpg Holy Mother of Fanservice!!]]'' * {{Nosebleed}}*
* ShockAndAwe
* SlasherSmile: Occasionally flashes a crazy grin when he's enjoying himself.
* SmokingIsCool: In the second manga he smokes a pipe and has since done so in quite a lot of doujins and fanart.
* StupidSexyFlanders: He has plenty of fanboys too.
* SuperMode: The Six Claws stance, which gives him a more powerful moveset, though he sacrifices the ability to defend.
* TakeOverTheWorld: His ultimate goal, although unlike Nobunaga or Hideyoshi he has no ill will and wants to make it a place of peace.
* ThereWasADoor: "Ah sorry, I forgot to knock!"
* ThisCannotBe: If you beat him during the horse race, he says this in Engrish for good measure.
* TrashTalk: Does plenty of this, even when it's not in his best interests. If Masamune's not taunting them, you can assume he respects his opponent.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: The manga [[AdaptationDyeJob turns him into one of these]].
* WolverineClaws: He does the trope one better by wielding ''three'' Dragon Claws in ''each hand''.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: According to WordOfGod, he's only '''19'''.

!!Katakura Kojuro
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-->Voiced by: ToshiyukiMorikawa (Japanese), TravisWillingham (English)

-> ''"I am prepared for anything."''

Date's BattleButler, retainer and overall right-hand man. Loyal, devoted and extremely protective of his master, and serves as a calmer counterpoint to the HotBlooded Masamune. He is arguably [[RuleOfCool just as cool]] though.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassInDistress: He spends most of season 2 of the anime as a Toyotomi captive.
* BattleButler
* CatchPhrase: "Understood. I will not interfere", in response to Masamune's LeaveHimToMe.
* DemotedToExtra: Becomes an NPC once again in ''[=SB3=]'' after only becoming playable for an expansion and PSP game. Then he's playable once more in ''Utage''.
** Also in the manga, at least in the first volume. Partially justified as it was based on the first game (and he appeared in the second one).
* {{Determinator}}: According to Ieyasu, he should have been dead long before deciding to take on the entire Tokugawa army. And he's still standing after that.
* DiagonalCut: One of his main moves.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait
* FaceOfAThug: He's very intimidating, and looks it too, but underneath he's righteous and quite kind hearted.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: In Berserk Mode he can also attack with punches and kicks. His hand-to-hand combat skills are shown to be devastating in the anime.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The scar on his face. We're never told how he got it.
* HomoeroticSubtext: He is ''utterly'' devoted to Masamune, and would rather die than let him come to harm.
* HotMenAtWork: Quite frequently subject to this, due to his passion for vegetables.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: About the only ''aversion'' in the whole series; Kojuro wields a traditional daisho, a Katana/Wakizashi pair, in the traditional samurai manner.
* InvincibleHero: If Masamune can't fight a certain opponent, rest assured that he will pwn them for him. It's inevitable. Just ask [[spoiler:Mitsuhide]], [[spoiler:Hisahide]] and [[spoiler:Hanbe]]...
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* {{Keigo}}: He only uses it around Masamune, Kenshin and Shingen. Otherwise he talks like a gangster.
* LoveBubbles: When taking care of [[CargoShip his vegetables]].
* {{Mangst}}: If he angsts at all, it's quietly and sternly, and he never lets it get in the way of everyday life.
* MeditationPowerup: Routinely meditates for a moment during his taunt.
* MyGreatestFailure: In the anime, he describes his inability to protect Masamune at Nagashino as this. In the third game it's being unable to prevent Masamune getting beaten ragged by Mitsunari.
* NiceGuy: Outside the battlefield or Masamune's service, he spends his time with townsfolk helping them harvest the rice fields.
** BewareTheNiceOnes
* NumberTwo: He actually seems to be far more involved in day-to-day running of the province, and there's also the implication that he's stronger than Masamune.
* OlderSidekick: Has a good ten years on his master, yet follows him devotedly and (mostly) without question.
* PapaWolf: Dare to hurt Masamune or his subordinates, and Kojuro will destroy you.
* PerpetualFrowner: The number of times he's been caught smiling can be counted on one hand.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: His strength is renewed during the ''Utage'' story mode thanks to [[spoiler:the souls of his dead troops bonding together to help]].
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby is gardening, and no one even attempts to mock him for it. He takes it [[SeriousBusiness very seriously]].
* RedBaron: The Dragon's Right Eye.
* TheRival: His designated rival is Hisahide, though Kojuro sees him as more of an ArchNemesis. Sasuke occasionally crops up too.
* ShockAndAwe
* ShowTheForehead: Slicks his hair back to represent self-control. It becomes disheveled when he's angry.
* TheSouthpaw: Is notably the only left-handed character in the game.
* SwordBeam: "Narukami", one of his most powerful attacks, which can also be upgraded. Employs this in the anime to defeat Matsunaga and [[spoiler:Mitsuhide]].
* SwordDrag: When in Berserk Mode he does this constantly, which displays his marked lack of composure. In the anime he uses it to intimidate Hanbe and some mooks.
* TeamDad: He constantly worries about Masamune's antics and acts as his voice of reason.
* UndyingLoyalty
* UnstoppableRage: After [[ManipulativeBastard Hisahide]] steals Masamune's swords, kidnaps some Date troops and injures Masamune, he sends [[{{Ninja}} Fuuma]] out to intercept Kojuro, who's so pissed he enters "Berserk Mode" and proceeds to completely [[CurbStompBattle brutalize]] him.
** And in season 2, [[spoiler:after escaping Toyotomi, he hunts down Hanbe to make him pay for cutting Masamune's back.]]
* WiserAdvisor: Far more level-headed and cautious than Masamune, who he tries to keep in check and teach about the ways of war. Also comes up with all the army's battle strategies.
* {{Yakuza}}: His whole attitude is based on this concept. In the expansion his alternate design took this further, complete with tattoos.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Takeda Clan]]

!!Takeda Shingen
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-->Voiced by: TesshoGenda (Japanese), Mark Gibbon (''Devil Kings''), ChrisAyres (anime), MichaelMcConnohie (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"I, Shingen, will become a tiger ruling over heaven and earth!"''

Head of the Takeda from Kai Province, a HotBlooded old man whose fist sets things on fire. He is also known for his strategic genius too, being the rival of Uesugi "God of War" Kenshin. He has something like a father-son relationship with Yukimura. Wields a huge, mean axe on fire, and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome is too awesome for one horse so rides two instead]].

He is known in ''Devil Kings'' as ''Red Minotaur''.
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* AnAxeToGrind : And is large enough to cause [[BlowYouAway ''tornadoes'']] when it's swung.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassArmFold: Does this when he means business. Even during his death animation.
* BaldOfAwesome: Usually hidden under his hat.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Has apparently trained himself to be strong enough to lift buildings over his head.
* CoolOldGuy
* AFatherToHisMen: His troops care a lot about him, he has their total respect, and seems to think of Yukimura in a fatherly way.
** ParentalSubstitute: He raised Yukimura from a young age and takes full responsibility for his training and upkeep.
* FoeYay: With Kenshin. Deep down all he really wants to do is spend an eternity fighting the man.
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Against Yukimura. Repeatedly. Leading to...
** PunchedAcrossTheRoom: For Yukimura.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: A sign that you should ''run for your life''.
* HotBlooded: Almost as much as (if not more than) Yukimura in fact. It's enough to set the surrounding area aflame with manliness!
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: As he prepares to finish Kenshin in the movie, he thanks him for all the years of worthy battle he provided him.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Washi'
* LargeAndInCharge: He's one of the tallest and most muscular characters, and considered one of the most influential in Japan.
* MegatonPunch: Woe is anybody who happens to come into contact with his fist (except [[MadeOfIron Yukimura]]).
* MightyGlacier
* NemeanSkinning: Whether he killed the original owner or not, Shingen wears that tiger skin shirt with pride.
* NiceHat: His helmet is covered in a long, red mane which has a tendency to dramatically flap in the wind. It also has a pair of huge horns.
* NoIndoorVoice: He only seems to use his quiet voice when he's outside...
* [[spoiler:TheObiWan: In ''Basara 3'', losing him is a major part of Yukimura's arc.]]
** [[spoiler:This almost happens in the anime as well, but he recovered. It happens in the movie too, only it's even more inexplicable.]]
* PlayingWithFire
* PutOnABus: Fell ill in the third game, ommiting him from the playable cast. He returns fully well and playable in ''Utage''.
** UnexplainedRecovery: So how did he beat that crippling illness? [[HandWave He's just that awesome]].
* RedBaron: The Tiger of Kai.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the Red Oni for Kenshin.
* TheRival[=/=]WorthyOpponent: To Kenshin.
* SayMyName: "YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!!". Punching inbetween is optional.
* StuffBlowingUp: His sheer manliness has been known to cause magma explosions.
* SuperMode: His Fuurinkazan mode in ''Utage''.
* TrainingFromHell: Yukimura believes that all the constant punching and shouting is actually ''a form of training''.
** Which, to be fair, [[FridgeBrilliance it may very well be]]. Manstravaganza, anyone?
** He tries to educate Yukimura to prepare him for the day he will take over his place as leader of the Takeda army. He's just a bit... eccentric about it.
* UpUpAndAway: His OVA introduction. So wait, [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands when did Shingen learn to fly]]?
* WarriorPoet: After battle, Shingen tends to pay tribute to his fallen adversaries by reciting some poetry.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Rides two horses while standing on both saddles, axe being put down on their necks, and these horses can ''run on walls'', and Shingen ''defies gravity'' by standing still.

!!SanadaYukimura
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-->Voiced by: SoichiroHoshi (Japanese), AndrewFrancis (''Devil Kings''), JohnnyYongBosch (English)

->''"There is a time when a real man cannot back down, and that moment is now!"''

Takeda Shingen's most loyal vassal and HotBlooded to a fault, he charges fearlessly into battle with two spears...[[BeyondTheImpossible which he dual wields.]] He is also the rival of Date Masamune, [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience whose blue colors are a distinct contrast to Yukimura's red.]]

Goes by the name ''Scorpio'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''.
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* ActorAllusion: [[{{Devil May Cry}} Nero and Dante's]] battle in ''Devil May Cry 4'' was merely finishing what was started in Ancient Japan.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: Especially in the anime where he skirts being [[{{Moe}} moe]] even while fighting.
** BadassLongcoat: Gets one in the movie. At one point it [[TheCoatsAreOff comes off]].
** BadassInDistress: In one episode Oichi's demon hands get a hold of him, and, not wanting to attack her, he spends some time being manhandled before eventually fighting them off. More importantly, it was a great opportunity to [[FanService have the demon hands roam over his naked torso]] while he [[LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt makes rather suggestive facial expressions]].
*** It happens again later on in the season when Motonari pins him to a giant mirror. He's almost burned to death before breaking free. [[FanService And again with the groaning in pain]]...
* BadDreams: In the third game he repeatedly has a dream in which he is drowning and hearing voices. [[ChekhovsGun It becomes important later on]].
* BattleButler: Yukimura lives to serve Takeda Shingen and has the ambition of a shoe. Shingen [[DopeSlap tries to educate him otherwise]], noting that he will one day grow old and have to learn to take his place.
** In the anime Yukimura seems to finally learn the lesson, and while his dream of the future still includes Shingen, he exclaims "I'm not going to be a tiger cub forever! One day ''I'm'' going to be the Tiger of Kai!"
*** As Shingen amusedly notes, by the end Yukimura pretty much ''orders'' him to keep out of the last fight.
* {{Bishounen}}: Over time he's developed much more delicate features than some of the manlier characters.
* BreakTheCutie: Sort of, in the second season of the anime. Starting with losing to Masamune, he's sent on an important mission where his compassion and sense of honor leads him to make some bad decisions resulting in losing soldiers he's responsible for, leading to HeroicBSOD. Lampshaded by none other than Masamune who notes that purity and innocence won't get him too far in this era.
** Fortunately he seems to overcome it eventually and come out of it stronger and with newfound self-confidence.
* BrownEyes: Made to look red in some art. He also gives the best puppy-dog looks. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yukimura3_5241.jpg Observe.]]
* CatchPhrase: "'''Burn, my soul!'''"
* ChasteHero: Doesn't know the first thing about sex, romance or relationships, and gets incredibly flustered whenever anyone mentions such things.
** By the third game he seems to quite like the idea of getting married though.
* ChewingTheScenery: About 80% of his lines are shouted with scenery-crunching fervency, and it's clear at the live shows that Hoshi is ready to lose his voice or pass out by the end of it.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Determinator}}: Ok, if stopping ''a freaking mobile castle on wheels'' with only your ''spears'' (and huge BattleAura) doesn't count...
* DualWielding: With two spears! [[BeyondTheImpossible TWO]] [[AwesomeButImpractical SPE]][[RuleOfCool ARS!]] Or if that's not crazy enough, there's two [[DevilMayCry Sparda Swords]], you read that right, [[{{BFS}} TWO]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword SPARDA]] [[CoolSword SWORDS!]]
* FearlessFool: Shingen [[DopeSlap beats]] it out of him eventually...
* FoeYay: Yukimura's feelings towards Masamune are... complicated, to say the least.
** The anime turns the UST with Masamune UpToEleven, to the point where staff members referred to their battle in the movie as a love scene.
* FriendlyEnemy: Yukimura has great respect for Masamune, and they work very well together as a team. Their [[HoYay developing friendship]] and rivalry is one of the main focuses of the anime.
* HeroicBSOD: Happens in the anime [[spoiler:after Shingen is supposedly killed]]. Masamune and Kojuro are forced to knock some sense into him with a manly RousingSpeech. Also occurs in ''Samurai Heroes'' for the exact same reason. Ends in relatively the same way.
** Also in the second season of the anime, after he loses an important retainer (as well as half of his army) due to some bad decisions he had made.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sanada_Yukimura.jpg Really?]]''
* HomoeroticSubtext: With Masamune, Sasuke and sometimes even Shingen. Though like Masamune he's [[LauncherOfAThousandShips shipped with practically every other male character]].
* HotBlooded: Hell yes. One of his in-game lines even has him scream it at the top of his voice to get himself worked up.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Much more prominent in the anime.
* IdiotHero: Yukimura's not really stupid - on the contrary, he's polite and well-educated - but he's 100% direct, doesn't think before he acts, and seldom seems to learn from his mistakes.
* IncendiaryExponent: His feet have the ability to catch fire and kick your [[strike:ass]] face.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Sessha' [=/=] 'Soregashi', sometimes 'Ore'.
* {{Keigo}}: Yukimura is notable for his very archaic and humble speech patterns (unlike Masamune or Keiji). He addresses ''everyone'' with respectful [[JapaneseHonorifics honorifics (such as "-dono")]] and punctuates his sentences with "de gozaimasuru" and "de gozaru", both very old and self-effacing versions of "desu". The only one he doesn't talk like that with is Sasuke, who is effectively his retainer, and he's been known to drop the keigo when he's supremely pissed.
* LargeHam
-->'''Yukimura''':'' "OYAKATA-SAMA!"
-->'''Shingen''': "YUKIMURA!"
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4NfhXoqTG0&feature=related OBSERVE!]]
** In the dub, replace "OYAKATA-SAMA" with "YOUR LORDSHIP!"
* LeeroyJenkins: Yukimura generally does not think that plans more complicated than "charge at the enemy head-on" are very honorable. His very first [[DopeSlap educative punch]] by Shingen in the anime is for this sort of thinking.
** In one Drama [=CD=] he accompanies Sasuke on a mission, and is outraged at his plan of sneaking in and doing the job under cover. Sasuke has to remind him that he's a ''ninja'' and sneaky attacks are his class's forte. And even then Yukimura gleefully ignores the plan, charges in spears blazing, and has to be dragged away by Sasuke.
* MadeOfIron: He gets punched by Shingen, a man who can cause a tornado to burst forth from his axe, on a daily basis and gets away with minor injuries.
** At one point in the anime a MegatonPunch by Shingen apparently ''cures his broken arm''.
* MrFanservice: Girls love his chest revealing jacket... also his anime design and the newest releases of official figures aren't helping him much by [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yukimura_9446.jpg exposing his pelvic bones.]]
* JackOfAllStats: Edging towards FragileSpeedster[=/=]GlassCannon. He has less attack and defence than Masamune and no ranged attacks, but his attack and movement speeds and his reach are higher and (in the third game) he has the ability to {{Combo}} near infinitely due to finishing all his ground attacks with a forward dash.
* MartialArtsHeadband: Flaps dramatically in the wind. Also plays an important part in the anime.
* NoIndoorVoice: Except when he's ruminating.
* ParentalAbandonment: A drama CD reveals that his father is dead, and his mother is never mentioned.
* PlayingWithFire
* RedBaron: The Young Tiger, Red Riger or The Tiger's Cub, after his master.
* TheRival[=/=] WorthyOpponent: To Masamune.
* SayMyName: '''"OYAKATA-SAMAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!"'''
** He also has a tendency to bark Sasuke's name whenever he's about to request something ridiculous of him.
** And then there's the "DAAATEE MAASAAAMUUUNEEEE" "SAANAADAA YUKIIIMUUURRAAAAA" call, when he and Masamune get down to it.
* ScreamingWarrior: Good grief, boy's got some lungs!
** In a seiyuu event where they had to switch roles for a few scenes, the seiyuu who had to voice Yukimura said they now felt sorry for Hoshi.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the anime, he firmly supports Sasuke's "engagement" with Kasuga. This is strange considering his normal reaction to any mention of love, but then again Sasuke is the closest thing he has to a friend.
* ShortHairWithTail: An odd combination done with spiky ShounenHair and a sleek ponytail.
* SkilledButNaive: Pretty much defines him in terms of competence. The reason Yukimura's not considered one of the strongest opponents around is that while he has lots of potential, he simply hasn't had enough battle experience.
* SticksToTheBack: His spears, apparently.
* SweetTooth: Extra material gave him a fondness for dango, which the fandom then turned into his TrademarkFavouriteFood. In the second game, the Maedas bribed him with sweets.
* TookALevelInBadass: Played in ''Samurai Heroes''.
** Also happens in the second season of the anime, as a result of him overcoming his HeroicBSOD.
* UndyingLoyalty
* UnusualEyebrows: The fiery sort, though they seem to be normal in his manga incarnations. Also, the fork is in a different place in the games (at the root of his eyebrows) and in the anime (at the end of his eyebrows).
* WalkingShirtlessScene: [[{{Fanservice}} Can't imagine why]]...
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Less extreme a case than Masamune, but it can still come as a surprise that he's only 17. (It explains his IdiotHero tendencies, though. Somewhat.)

!!SarutobiSasuke
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-->Voiced by: TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese), David Orth (''Devil Kings''), MichaelSinterniklaas (English)

->''"You should be glad having a nice guy like me as your opponent."''

One of the Sanada Ten Braves, he is a ninja in the service of Takeda and often assists Yukimura. Sasuke is a jovial and laid back ninja, which puts him at odds with Kasuga, with whom he shares a friendly rivalry (though she doesn't look at it that way). However when the time calls, [[LetsGetDangerous he can be deadly serious.]]

He is called ''Talon'' in ''Devil Kings''.
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* {{Badass}}
* BeleagueredAssistant: Being forced to look after a hyperactive teenager who refuses to listen to his advice seems to have affected Sasuke's ability to care.
* BerserkButton: The one time so far he's issued an [[IllKillYou outright death-threat]] is if you defeat him during the Osaka Summer Siege, because he knows that Yukimura's up next.
* BigBrotherMentor: He occasionally has moments like this with Yukimura.
* BlackEyes: Make him slightly mysterious.
* BridalCarry: Does it multiple times in the anime. Rescuing people basically becomes his trademark.
* CharacterTics: Has a peculiar habit of assuming a half sitting, half standing position where he balances on one leg and rests the other on his opposite knee. Just how he manages to hold this position for long periods of time is a mystery.
* CollaredByFashion
* [[spoiler:DarkAndTroubledPast]]: Implied. All we know is that ''a lot'' of people died.
* DarkIsNotEvil: One of the few examples in the series.
* DemotedToExtra: Like Kojuro he is NPC in ''Sengoku Basara 3''. And back to PC in ''Utage'', just like Kojuro.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Despite the fact that Kasuga tries to ''kill'' him a couple of times, he still attempts to win her heart.
* DopplegangerAttack: Both his Basara attack and his Shadow Clone technique.
* DualWielding
* FacePalm: Whenever Yukimura does something really stupid. Which is quite often...
* FacialMarkings: Camouflage paint on his nose and cheeks.
* FuumaShuriken: Uses them for both short and long range combat.
* GentlemanSnarker: A light-hearted example, though virtually everything he says is brimming with sarcasm. The only person exempt is Shingen, being his master and all.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: He hauls off and slaps Kasuga when she declares her intention to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Oda in the anime.
** He slaps Yukimura in ''Utage'' when he's being too indecisive and jeopardising the clan.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Averted. He wears forest camouflage and is a master of stealth tactics, in contrast to the less careful Kasuga.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Sasuke sure does a lot more than would generally be expected of a ninja to keep his master from running off and getting himself and/or everyone else killed.
* IHaveTheHighGround: In the anime, notably, at one point he stands balanced on the very tip-top of a tall pine tree.
** In the games he's seen a couple of times perched one-legged on one of Yukimura's spears.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore' [=/=] 'Ore-sama'
* JustWhistle: In the anime, Sasuke gives Kasuga a flute and tells her to blow on it should she need help. When the time does come to use it, rather than making him appear as she had hoped, it turns into a ''rocket-powered glider'' that carries her off. Turns out he was using Kasuga as a guinea-pig to test the latest ninja gear.
* LetsGetDangerous: You don't wan't him to get serious, [[SchmuckBait you really don't.]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Becomes this to Yukimura in [=SB3=], who he has to give encouragement to do ''anything''.
* {{Ninja}}
** NinjaLog: Uses this on Shingen when Kasuga attacks him during ''Battle Heroes'' opening.
** FlashStep
** WalkOnWater
* MesACrowd: Tends to employ shadow clones in fights. He also interacts with them.
* MasterOfDisguise: He has disguised himself as various people, including Yukimura, during Shingen's special "training". Of course, Yukimura [[IdiotHero doesn't suspect a thing]]...
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: In the anime, Kasuga throws a kunai at his face, which he catches in his ''mouth''.
* OlderSidekick
* OnlySaneMan: Forced to put up with Shingen and Yukimura's crazy antics. Poor guy.
** And for the setting as well. In a WorldOfHam filled with some pretty crazy personalities, he's pretty grounded compared to most.
* RavensAndCrows: Has a crow familiar he uses to glide on.
* TheRival: It varies between Kasuga, Kotaro and, in recent games, Kojuro.
* SirSwearsALot: One of the only people in the English dub of ''Samurai Heroes'' to swear.
* StepfordSmiler: As much as he attempts to remain upbeat and comical, by ''Utage'' it's clear that Sasuke's finding it hard to cope with the pressure. [[spoiler:Yoshitsugu in particular says he possesses much despair.]]
* SuperSenses: He's able to see things an incredibly long distance away clearly, as well as apparently having a heightened sense of hearing and smell.
* TheTease: Predominately towards Kasuga, but virtually no one is safe from his snark.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:In ''Utage'' he reveals that he sees dispensable people as nothing more than "monkeys".]]
* WildHair: ''[[http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/user/4/45084-150700-basara3sasukebmp-620x.jpg Especially]]'' in the third game. He looks like some sort of rock star.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Maeda Clan]]

!!Maeda Toshiie
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-->Voiced by: Tomohiro Tsuboi (Japanese), Andrew Jackson (''Devil Kings''), ChuckHuber (anime), Jackson Robinson (''Samurai Heroes'')

-> ''"It would be great if there was a world where everyone can eat in peace..."''

A vassal of [[BigBad Oda Nobunaga]], which is surprising considering what a nice guy he is. Uncle of Keiji and husband of Matsu. The butt of many jokes.

Known as ''Lark'' in ''Devil Kings''.
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* AdultChild: Reacts with childish wonder to new places and concepts.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Especially when it comes to food.
* BattleCouple: With his wife, Matsu. They're even referred to as the "Strongest Couple in the Land".
* BigBrotherMentor: As Keiji's guardian, he's a mixture of this and BumblingDad. They care about each other a lot and though Toshiie seems content to let Keiji make his own decisions, he always keeps an eye on him.
* BigEater: He's always hungry and can't fight unless his stomach is full.
* BoozeFlamethrower: A few of his attacks involves him taking a drink from his jug before spitting out flame, including his Limit Break.
* ButtMonkey: Keiji's pranks usually end with Toshiie being beaten up or otherwise suffering somehow.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His first reaction after seeing a ninja is to decide that he wants to fly too.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Even more so than his nephew. He may be a bit slow and simple-minded, but the man will protect his clan until the bitter end.
* DemotedToExtra: Like several others, ''Sengoku Basara 3'' made him into an NPC, but hey, he's back in ''Utage''!
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* AFatherToHisMen: To complement how motherly Matsu is toward them, Toshiie's troops say that in this sense he is a perfect general.
* HappilyMarried: Which makes him the straightest man in the whole verse!
* HenpeckedHusband: In the manga. He also admits that Matsu is scary in the games.
* [[HotDad Hot Uncle]]: Scars and all.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Soregashi'
* LoinCloth: Basically the only clothing he wears.
* PantyShot: An [[FanDisservice unfortunate side-effect]] of the above garment.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite being Nobunaga's vassal, neither he nor Matsu (and especially Keiji) did a whole lot for him. Nonetheless they were relatively loyal (until he came back in ''3'' as an OmnicidalManiac, where he's freaked out that his boss is BackFromTheDead). They did however plan to [[AvengingTheVillain avenge Nobunaga]] by going after Mitsuhide in Nouhime's storyline in the second game.
* PlayingWithFire
** {{Fireballs}}: Can spit these out by drinking [[BoozeFlamethrower what is probably alcohol]].
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Wields a trident, although he still refers to it as a spear.
* ScarsAreForever: Poor Toshi, he's covered in them! Likely a result of getting [[EverythingsWorseWithBears attacked by bears]]...
* ShellShockedVeteran: The anime portrays him as this, due to the horrors he experienced while serving under Nobunaga. Strange considering the above trope.
* TeamDad[=/=]AFatherToHisMen
* TooManyBelts: Wears them around his arms and legs as well.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Matsu
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-->Voiced by: YukoKaida (Japanese), [[TabithaStGermain Tabitha St. Germain]] (''Devil Kings''), JamieMarchi (anime), Erika Weinstein (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"Even though I am a woman, do not dare take me lightly!"''

Toshiie's wife, usually tasked with keeping track of their renegade nephew Keiji. Has been described as "the ideal housewife", though she can still kick butt if she wants to.

Called ''Bramble'' in ''Devil Kings''.
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* {{Badass}}
** [[spoiler:BadassInDistress: In the third game she is kidnapped to try and convince Toshiie to join the Eastern army.]]
* BattleCouple
* {{The Beastmaster}}: She can summon hawks, boars, moles, wolves and bears to attack.
* BigBadassBirdsOfPrey: Taromaru.
* BigBadassWolf: Her most powerful summoning, Shiromaru.
* BladeOnAStick: A naginata. Her ultimate weapon also add a little of DoubleWeapon and SinisterScythe to the mix.
* BlowYouAway
* CoolBigSis: "Matsu-nee-chan!"
* DemotedToExtra: Joins her husband in NPC land in ''Sengoku Basara 3'', but is back in ''Utage''.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Neither her gloves nor her stockings match.
* HappilyMarried: Borders on SickeninglySweethearts.
* HimeCut: Without her bandana.
* HorseOfADifferentColour: She gains the ability to ride her bear Goromaru in ''Utage''.
* HotChickWithASword: In ''Devil Kings'', where she wields a katana with an odd sheath and has a move-set similar to Kenshin's.
* LadyOfWar
* MamaBear: While a firm believer in tough love, you'd better not harm her family.
* NoblewomansLaugh
* ParentingTheHusband: Hard working as he is, Toshi probably wouldn't really get anywhere without her, seeing as she's CloserToEarth.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: How else do you explain why the moles wear hats?!
* TeamMom: The whole clan view her as a mother figure.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Sometimes, particularly when talking with her husband.
* ThroughHisStomach: Lucky for her, Toshi's is bottomless.
** In the anime she even manages to befriend some enemy soldiers by cooking for them.
* TransformationSequence: This is parodied in the second game when she changes from her regular kimono into her battle clothes.
* {{Tsundere}}: She's very strict with Keiji, but starts acting incredibly cute and affectionate whenever Toshiie is involved.
* YamatoNadeshiko: The perfect wife, in every way. She even uses a naginata!
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B combined with [[WhoWearsShortShorts mini shorts]].

!!Maeda Keiji
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-->Voiced by: MasakazuMorita (Japanese), EricVale (anime), MatthewMercer (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"In both love and fights, it feels good when hearts communicate."''

An eccentric and happy-go-lucky man, who likes festivals, sake and [[ChivalrousPervert chasing girls]]. He is the adopted nephew of Toshiie and Matsu. He also has a pet monkey named Yumekichi. An old friend of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Toyotomi Hideyoshi]], until he becomes DrunkOnTheDarkSide.
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* TheAce: He's got a well rounded personality, good-looks and popularity with girls, gets along with almost everybody, is a more than competent fighter and possesses diplomatic skills to boot.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassPacifist
* {{BFS}}: Not as bulky as most, but it's over six foot long (taller than he is) and he wields it one-handed.
** And when things gets serious, he can connect the hilt and the empty scabbard, turning it into a BladeOnAStick.
* BigDamnHeroes: Does this in fine style at [[spoiler:Sekigahara Invasion]]. When Ieyasu and Mitsunari refuse his request to end the conflict, he takes them both out with a ''headbutt'' to make them listen!
* {{Bishounen}}: Nicknamed "Pretty Boy" and "Lady Killer" by Masamune.
* BlowYouAway
* BoisterousBruiser: He's loud, fun-loving, rebellious, friendly, thinks about nothing except fighting, parties and girls.. yep, that's Keiji!
* BoozeBasedBuff: One of his skills involves him drinking huge amounts of sake in between attacks, which restores health.
* ButtMonkey: The second season of the anime sees his dreams of a peaceful Japan gets increasingly overshot by Hideyoshi's ambitions, climaxing in [[spoiler:being forced to fight Toshiie when the Maeda ally with the Toyotomi and then run over by Hideyoshi when he tries to give him a LastSecondChance.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Make love, for life is short!"
* CherryBlossoms: Randomly appear wherever he goes.
* ChivalrousPervert: Just check out his comments on Kasuga's poledancing...
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite commonly being mistaken for an idiot due to his carefree nature, Keiji is not a guy to be messed with.
** Demonstrated nicely during the movie. He's able to handle a 2 against 1 fight against Masamune and Yukimura, with surprising ease.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DanceBattler: His moveset has elements of this, based on kabuki dance.
* {{Determinator}}: In the OVA, [[spoiler:after breaking free from his bonds with strength alone, he attacks Motonari with his arms still tied, is shot at repeatedly, fakes his own death, then turns up just in time to stop Motonari and Motochika killing each other.]]
* DoubleEntendre: Likes making these, particularly around the more naive characters.
* EmpathyPet: Yumekichi often copies his movements.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* FakingTheDead: He has a move that cancels his own death.
* FashionableAsymmetry
* ForgottenFallenFriend: In ''[=SB3=]'' Keiji seems to have entirely forgotten Hideyoshi since his death, and is mostly plagued by boredom and a lack of something to do. [[spoiler:It's subverted once you play Keiji's purple path, in which Keiji admits he's just been using that to run away from having to face Hideyoshi's death.]]
* HairDecorations: Feathers, chopsticks and, in the third game, a FLOWER.
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Tries to get Hideyoshi to come to his senses (by [[GetAholdOfYourselfMan punching him in the face]] no less). It doesn't work.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long, beautiful and flowing. Heck, most of the girls have shorter hair than him, Oichi being his only rival.
* LoveAtFirstSight: The start of his relationship with Magoichi in [=SB3=]. At first she dismisses it as a lie, but [[spoiler:it eventually proves to be true.]]
* TheMatchmaker: Seems to have made himself unofficial love guru to the masses, dishing out advice to anyone he thinks needs it.
* NiceGuy: Keiji only wishes for everyone to get along. He's even friendly and relaxed towards [[CardCarryingVillain Nobunaga]] (though it comes with the territory that his family serves him).
** BewareTheNiceOnes: You do ''not'' want to make him angry, oh no.
* ParentalAbandonment: Implied, as Matsu and Toshiie appear to be all the family he has.
* ParrotPetPosition: Yumekichi often occupies this.
* PetalPower: If creating a hurricane of cherry blossoms that can cut you to pieces counts.
* ThePowerOfLove: Believes in this without fail.
* RealMenWearPink: Aside from clothing that is either pink or just really gaudy, he also wears flowers in his hair and enjoys dancing.
* RummageSaleReject: His historical counterpart was known for dressing "flamboyantly", so...
* SelfRestraint: In the OVA, he purposefully lets Mouri capture him in order to try and negotiate. [[spoiler:It doesn't go quite as planned.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: In the anime he's convinced that Kenshin and Kasuga love each other and wholeheartedly supports the relationship, despite Kasuga's embarrassed protests.
* SingleTear: In the third game he cries one for [[spoiler:Hideyoshi]] after finally coming to terms with his death.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: He's firmly on the idealistic end and seems to believe that everyone can be reasoned with. Even before Hideyoshi came into the picture, he had tried to talk ''[[CardCarryingVillain Oda Nobunaga]]'' out of his plans, and later he risked his life trying to get Mouri and Motochika work together against Oda.
* StepfordSmiler: Concerning his past. Eventually comes to realise this isn't the way to deal with it.
* TheTease: Especially when it comes to [[{{Tsundere}} Kasuga]] and [[ChasteHero Yukimura]].
** YouNeedToGetLaid: Outright tells the latter that it's high time he settled down and got married in ''3''.
* TechnicalPacifist: Though he dislikes war and killing, Keiji's always up for a good brawl.
* TookALevelInBadass: See {{Determinator}}.
* TragicKeepsake: The good luck charm necklace Keiji wears actually belonged to Nene before. No wonder it looked girly even for him.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Nene, his best friend's wife.
* WalkingTheEarth: He's known as the "The Maeda Wanderer" for a reason.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With the Toyotomi.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Uesugi Clan]]

!!UesugiKenshin
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-->Voiced by: RomiPark (Japanese), Alessandro Juliani (''Devil Kings'') , GregAyres (anime), Dino Andrade (''Samurai Heroes'')

-> ''"The heavens whisper to me... to take up arms."''

Head of the Uesugi clan from Echigo, Takeda Shingen's main rival. He is also a devout follower of the war-god Bishamonten. Has a very young and effeminate appearance, but don't let this fool you. He's ridiculously fast and one heck of a fighter.

Known as ''Frost'' in the ''Devil Kings''.
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* AmbiguousGender: Borderline. In an anime voice commentary, sound director Iwanami Miwa says he asked producer Kobayashi Hiroyuki if Kenshin was male or female, and he [[ShrugOfGod didn't get a straight answer]]. So apparently everyone, including the staff, just ''assumes'' he's male...
** It doesn't help at all that aside of his [[CrossdressingVoices female]] [[RomiPark seiyuu]], in the games his lines are written entirely in hiragana, which gives him a decidedly feminine aura (traditionally women used mainly or only hiragana in writing).
* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongcoat
* {{Bishounen}}: He's prettier than ''any'' of the female characters.
** BishieSparkle
* BlingOfWar: His outfit is decorated with blue crystals.
* CrossDressingVoices: Only in Japanese. Standard work for Romi Park.
* CulturedWarrior: Kenshin talks like a philosopher most of the time. In the anime he's often shown performing tea ceremony.
* DemotedToExtra: He goes from PC to NPC in ''Sengoku Basara 3'' due to Shingen's absence. He returns to PC status again in ''Utage'' along with Kasuga.
* DramaticPause
* TheDreaded: A fairly benevolent example, but just listen to the sheer terror in the voices of the soldiers who announce his arrival in ''3''.
-->'''Mook''': "AH...AHHHH! THE WAR GOD IS HEEERRRRRREEEEEEE!!"
* FoeYay: With Shingen. Spades of it.
** He also seems to flirt with Shingen Junior a.k.a Yukimura a couple of times. Then there's him nicknaming Masamune the 'Beautiful Dragon'.
* FragileSpeedster
* FriendlyEnemy: His respect for Shingen is legendary. The incident when Takeda's trade routes were blocked and Kenshin secretly provided them with salt is mentioned multiple times.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Seems like Capcom is taking hints about how historically Kenshin seems to have an ambiguous gender.
* IaijutsuPractitioner: His speed relies on quick draws and he always returns in to the sheath.
* GracefulLoser: In the movie. His forces defeated, and Shingen preparing to [[OffWithHisHead liberate him of his head]], he actually compliments his long time rival.
* AnIcePerson
* IcyBlueEyes: Likely to reflect his cool personality, and match his outfit.
* IncomingHam: He's pretty flashy most of the time, but this is taken to extremes in [=SB3=] when he literally sky-dives onto the stage out of nowhere.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watakushi'
* {{Keigo}}: The slightly archaic, "refined and cultured" variety.
* LadyOfWar: A male example at that, but his moveset is impeccably, effortlessly graceful.
* MissionFromGod: According to Kenshin it is Heaven's will that he take up arms and conquer the country.
* NervesOfSteel: Kenshin barely ever loses his composure, and reacts to every situation with the same calm and aloof air.
** In TheMovie he faces execution without so much as batting an eyelid.
* NeverGetsDrunk: Lucky, since he drinks like a fish.
* OddFriendship: With Keiji. They're very close but all they seem to have in common is a love of alcohol.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Though his age is never specified, he's a similar sort of age to Shingen, who actually qualifies as a CoolOldGuy. Who'd have thought it...
* PhysicalGod: Maybe. He's given a lot of divine qualities, but can die like any other human.
* RedBaron: The War-God of Echigo
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Shingen's Red Oni.
* TheRival [=/=] WorthyOpponent: To Shingen.
* SomethingAboutARose: Often accompanied by a [[http://www.rabbitpoets.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/sengokubasara13.jpg rose-covered background]]. Though this may just be Kasuga's overactive imagination.
* StealthMentor: In the anime particularly, he keeps an eye out for Masamune, such as giving him strength to fight by holding his army up at a bridge.
* SuperSpeed: The main reason he's seen as a god. And unlike the ninja or Mitsunari he isn't using FlashStep... he's running so fast that time ''slows down'' around him.
* TakingTheBullet: Took [[spoiler:[[NoOneCouldSurviveThat three bullets]] to save Kasuga in the anime. He [[IGotBetter gets better]] though]].
* WarriorMonk: In the name of Bishamonten, he shall kick your ass!
* WeatherDissonance: Cutscenes in ''Utage'' show it snowing wherever he goes, even in the desert.

!!Kasuga
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-->Voiced by: NatsukoKuwatani (Japanese), VenusTerzo (''Devil Kings''), StephanieSheh (English)

->''"My life belongs only to that man."''

A kunoichi in the service of Uesugi Kenshin, as well as his potential love interest. She also has fierce BelligerentSexualTension with Sarutobi Sasuke. Often regarded as the games [[MsFanservice sex symbol]].

Her name in ''Devil Kings'' is ''Venus''. She did not exist in RealLife.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: All the way down to her crotch!
* ActionGirl <- -> FauxActionGirl: ''Really'' depends which continuity you're following.
* BigNo: In the anime, after [[spoiler:Kenshin is shot.]]
* BodyguardCrush[=/=]SubordinateExcuse
* TheDanza: In ''Devil Kings'', Venus is voiced by Venus Terzo.
* DemotedToExtra: Like Kenshin, she's an NPC in ''Sengoku Basara 3''. She returns to PC status in ''Utage'' along with Kenshin.
* EmbarrassingRescue: In the anime, she was so flustered when Sasuke saved her that she fell out of a tree.
* FlashStep
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* JigglePhysics: The lack of this in earlier games is rather jarring, however it was put to rights in ''3'' with some realistic bounce.
* LightEmUp: Allows her to create illusions.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She falls in love with Kenshin while attempting to ''assassinate'' him.
** InLoveWithTheMark: For about two seconds before she switched sides.
* LuminescentBlush: Any time Kenshin so much as LOOKS in her direction, complete with erotic moaning. And [[SomethingAboutARose roses]].
* MaleGaze: Often subject to this. Particularly in the anime and manga.
* MsFanservice: Out of all the girls, her figure gets the most focus, and her outfit really takes the cake.
* NakedFirstImpression: In one of the drama [=CD=]s Sasuke first saw her while she was bathing, and from then on starts coming to help whenever she's in trouble.
* {{Ninja}}
** HighlyVisibleNinja: Perhaps the most [[{{Stripperific}} attention-grabbing]] ninja ever. Sasuke also notes that she gets too worked up emotionally and forgets to be on form.
* OnlyOneName
* PowerBlonde: Say what you will about her looks, but she's anything but stupid and a very competent fighter.
* ReluctantWarrior: She really just wants the fighting to end. Sasuke has mentioned that at heart she's too kind to be a ninja.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After Kenshin is almost killed trying to protect her, Kasuga sets out to kill Nobunaga, and is captured in the process. Sasuke gets her out of it.]]
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Her catsuit is slitted down the back as well.
* SheFu: Very graceful, fast and acrobatic.
* SpyCatsuit: And as if her default attire wasn't bad enough, her alternate outfit in [=SB2=] is just a bunch of leather straps and a muffler.
* {{Stripperific}}: How does she ''not'' to fall out of that thing when jumping around trees all the time?
* ThirdPersonSeductress
* TomboyishSidetails: Very short boyish hair, waist-length tails.
* {{Tsundere}}: She's all ''tsun tsun'' around Sasuke, but becomes very ''dere dere'' around Kenshin. In the third game she constantly berates Keiji for his laid-back attitude, but freaks out and starts crying if he dies.
** In season 1 of the anime she does briefly show her ''dere'' side for Sasuke when she tells Sasuke that she thought he would appear when she blew the "whistle" he had given him. In season 2 as well, when he's trying to defend himself from Fuuma's assault.
* UndyingLoyalty: Well, her life exists only for Kenshin etc.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In the anime, no matter how often or how expressive her, um...[[TheImmodestOrgasm reactions]] to Kenshin's praise are, no one seems to think anything of it.
** Keiji actually lampshades it in an episode: "Are you ''really'' a shinobi? Don't the others in your village think you're weird?"
* VaporWear

!! Naoe Kanetsugu
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-->Voiced by: Atsushi Imaruoka (Japanese), Jim Johnson (anime), TonyOliver (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"I'm invincible, I cannot die!"''

Though not a playable character, he's quite a prominent mook with a modest popularity. Basically, this guy has an overinflated ego, always exclaiming that he's "INVINCIBLE!!", only to go down like a chump. This trait is endearing enough that he's become like ''SengokuBasara'''s official JokeCharacter.
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* BornLucky: As a supporting character in ''Sengoku Basara 3'', he boosts your character's luck as long as he isn't [=KOed=]. Very useful for farming rare materials, but keep him far away from Basara arts.
** Would also explain how he survives getting turned into a firework. And possibly why Kenshin keeps him around in the first place.
* CatchPhrase: "ORE WA MUTEKI!!!" ("I'M INVINCIBLE!!!")
* ChewToy: Apparently he even gets beaten up by kids, and according to Keji, a dog.
** In the anime, he tries a full frontal assault against [[HumongousMecha Honda Tadakatsu]], boasting he's completely invincible, only for Tadakatsu to swat him away like a bug and send him flying into a mountain.
* EliteMook: That's as far as he can get.
* FearlessFool: The only guy other than [[IdiotHero Yukimura]] brave/stupid enough to take on Hondam single-handed.
* JokeCharacter: And how! While other officers take at least a combo to defeat, he only needs about 2-4 hits at most. Several characters can actually oneshot him.
* NiceHat: At least he still retains his love-crest helmet.
* SmallNameBigEgo: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Fear this invincible warrior, with his invincible spirit and his invincible sword. This invincible man is so invincible, he has even gained the nickname Mr. Invincible!]]
* TakeThat: He's probably Capcom's way to say to Koei: "[[WarriorsOrochi How dare you turn our poster boys Date Masamune and Maeda Keiji into Orochi's henchmen!]] Henceforth, we shall take the buddy of your poster boy, and turn him into JokeCharacter per excellence forever! HA!"
* ThisCannotBe: When KO'd, he is ''so'' incredulous that he shouts "AN INVINCIBLE HERO CANNOT DIE!"

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[[folder:Oda Clan]]

!!OdaNobunaga
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-->Voiced by: NorioWakamoto (Japanese), GaryChalk (''Devil Kings'') , JohnSwasey (anime), John Fitzgerald (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"All that stands before us shall turn to dust."''

Imagine every single EvilOverlord trope that one can ever use. Good. Now turn it UpToEleven. You've got the ''Sengoku Basara'' version of OdaNobunaga. Uses a [[SwordAndGun Sword And]] SawedOffShotgun combo in combat, along with his BadassCape. His main goal throughout the game is pretty much to, you guessed it, TakeOverTheWorld (starting with Japan) and run everybody to the ground.

He returns in the third game, having escaped from hell with a set of new powers and the desire to tear this world a new asshole. [[OhCrap Well, that's just great.]]

Was the titular ''Devil King'' of the ''Devil Kings'' game.
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* BackFromTheDead: Makes a dramatic comeback, this time as a fully fledged demon who just wants to destroy the world once and for all.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape: It has a mind of its own!
** BadassCreed: "Tenka Fubu" or "the world under military rule".
*** Also his very first speech from the anime about worshipping him is quite epic.
** LikeABadassOutOfHell
* BeardOfEvil: Has an eeevil moustache.
* BonusBoss: Basically this in the third game, where his stage is only unlocked for other characters after Oichi beats him as a TrueFinalBoss.
* CardCarryingVillain: Maybe you noticed, what with all the spikes, and thunderclouds, evil laughter and the [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous German Chanting]] in the anime. Or him proudly proclaiming himself the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven with a swish of the cape.
* CastFromHitPoints: His 'Scorched Earth' SuperMode in the third game drains health while active. However, it also prevents him from dying while active. It's also somewhat mitigated by the fact that his element lets him drain health from enemies.
* CastingAShadow
* ClassicVillain: The sinister appearance, megalomaniacal personality and NorioWakamoto on his vocal cords alone should tell something about him.
* DissonantSerenity: His behaviour in the third game. Nobunaga is always perfectly calm and never raises his voice apart from the occasional EvilLaughter while you're playing, never shows any sign of anger, and praises his enemies for standing up to him.
* DramaticThunder: Taken to extremes in the anime, where he is followed everywhere he goes by dark clouds, thunder and lightning.
* EvilerThanThou: In the anime, [[spoiler:Nobunaga sees right through Mitsuhide's scheming and backstabs him, leaving him to die in battle against Masamune and Yukimura.]]
* EvilIsHammy: [[spoiler:In the movie where he is completely enjoying his return.]]
* EvilLaugh: If anything manages to amuse him, it usually means you're ''screwed''. In the third game it's more an Evil Chuckle.
* EvilOverlord: If he does manage to take over the country. In the anime he starts off like this.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Of course, it's Wakamoto. His voice in ''Samurai Heroes'' is pretty intimidating as well.
* ExcusePlot: His 'story' paths in ''Samurai Heroes'' have only one story-significant cutscene, which is after defeating Mitsuhide in the red path. His stories can basically all be summarized as "Oda Nobunaga beats up ''everybody''", just in different orders.
* EyeBeams: His Basara KO in ''Cross'' has him fire these at the opponent from his throne before dealing the final blow.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: After he is resurrected.
* AGodAmI: Seems to believe this when he's alive, and once he comes back from Hell it's the bonafide truth.
* GoOutWithASmile: In the anime at least.
* GracefulLoser: In the third game, [[spoiler:upon being defeated by Oichi, he goes back to Hell with her with little complaint.]]
* GuardianEntity: One of the things he picked up in the third game.
* HeroKiller: The anime incarnation succeeds at [[DeathGlare paralyzing Masamune with his glare]] in his first appearance and kills a good deal of supporting characters from the games who didn't make it into main characterhood in the anime. Every time the heroes try to face him prior to the final battle it goes badly for them, [[spoiler:and in the end it takes a coalition of all the major factions and a HeroicSacrifice to defeat him]].
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Probably the most egregious example of the trope.
* HumanoidAbomination: Regarded as one by most of the cast in ''3''. He may or not have been one before.
* IHaveYourWife: When he kidnaps Oichi in ''Heroes'' and the anime.
* InconsistentDub: Nobunaga's historical title of "第六天魔王" (Dairokuten Maou): In the first game and anime, it's "Devil King" (of the Sixth Heaven). In ''Samurai Heroes'', it's "Demon King" (of the Sixth Underworld). English has no equivalent term for "maou", which has been translated into a lot of different English words in [[ChronoTrigger many]] [[{{Disgaea}} different]] Japanese games, [[PragmaticAdaptation and both terms carry the meaning of the word]].
* InstantDeathRadius: You do ''not'' want to get caught by his SuperMode.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Yo'
* LargeHam: [[WorldOfHam Even by the standards of the series]].
* LaughablyEvil: It's kind of hard ''not'' to at least chuckle at how ObviouslyEvil Nobunaga is in this series. Even the ''{{Onimusha}}'' version isn't this over-the-top, and that one became the ''king of hell''.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: His {{Infinity Minus One Sword}}s in ''Samurai Heroes'' look suspiciously much like a one-handed (and slightly spikier) version of [[SoulCalibur Soul Edge]], complete with an eye in the middle.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Dear God, just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgUqq2SbCqM listen to it!]]''
** The remix on the movie soundtrack adds a gothic-sounding intro and a ''drum solo.'' [[BeyondTheImpossible Just because it can.]]
* LightningBruiser: Moves and hits incredibly fast.
* LightningReveal: How he appears in the anime.
* MarathonBoss: In the third game, he'll be able to revive himself at least once in his stage due to the sacrifices.
** One bonus objective on his map is to fight him after letting him devour all the souls he can, meaning you have to kill him eight times. Good luck with that.
* NeckLift: Does this to Masamune in the anime.
* NothingButSkulls: Likes to sit upon a throne of skulls. He also uses them as cups.
* ObviouslyEvil: Does he really look like anything else?
* OminousLatinChanting: German, actually.
* OmnicidalManiac: His main schtick in the third game. Not that this was that big of a difference.
* OneWingedAngel: His "Scorched Earth" Super Art.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Spends most of the anime sitting around doing nothing but drink sake and look badass, pretty much waiting for the heroes to come and get him. However considering how powerful he proved to be...
* PetTheDog: DoubleSubverted during Ranmaru's ending in the 1st game, Nobunaga rewards the boy with a few pieces of candy. While today this may make Nobunaga look like a cheapskate, FridgeBrilliance[=/=]ValuesDissonance would set in once one realizes Sengoku Japan didn't have a sugar refinery to make the candy, which is likely imported from Portugal. Long story short: the candy is most likely NOT cheap.
* PhysicalGod: In the third game.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: As a playable character in the third game. The health, offence and defence of Tadakatsu combined with Yukimura's movement speed, attack speed and reach (both in front and to the sides), use of the shadow element, and a ludicrously overpowered SuperMode as one of his final arts. His boss incarnation has between one and seven {{One Up}}s depending on how many souls you let him eat, gets stronger every time he revives, and has all his playable moves powered up further.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Loves giving these.
* RedBaron: "Devil King of the Sixth Heaven", apparently a self-bestowed title. Older characters also mock him as the "Fool of Owari".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In the anime they're always like this, whereas in the games he has GrayEyes most of the time but they turn red when be enters demon mode.
* SecretCharacter: Sort of in the third game. He's revealed as playable right in the manual, but unlocking him takes a lot more time than any of the other unlockable characters and the method is rather esoteric.
* SinisterScimitar: Looks more like a falchion, but still fits.
* SlasherSmile: Sports an impressive one upon his return from Hell in TheMovie.
* SlouchOfVillainy: When reclining on his throne of skulls.
* SuperMode: The 'Scorched Earth' super art in the third game, complete with a giant ominous glowing demonic silhouette of doom.
* SwordAndGun: Manages this with a SawedOffShotgun.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Starting with Japan.
* ThatManIsDead: In the third game, Nobunaga never calls himself by name (only his title) upon his return and denies any knowledge of himself. Yet, somehow, he remembers Oichi (and in her battle against him, Mitsuhide).
-->''"A man named Oda Nobunaga... I have never heard of that man."''
* TinTyrant: Wears a European full-plate worthy of [[LordOfTheRings Sauron]], complete with...
** SpikesOfVillainy: All over his armor. Doesn't stop him from being a LightningBruiser.
* ToThePain: His speech of each of the six hells, which he describes individually with gruesome detail.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Nouhime, whom he will quickly deem worthless after her death.
* WorthyOpponent: He demonstrates honor when facing opponents he perceives as this in ''3''.
* YouCantFightFate: "This was inevitable..."
* YouHaveFailedMe: In the anime, after Mitsuhide changes his plans in order to screw around with [[spoiler:Nagamasa and Ieyasu]] ForTheEvulz, Nobunaga showers his head with sake and exclaims that the next time it will be his own blood.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:To Nouhime, Oichi, Ieyasu, Nagamasa and Mitsuhide]] in the anime.
* YourSoulIsMine: In the third game, his map involves you running like a maniac all over it trying to stop Nobunaga from devouring all his minions' souls for {{One Up}}s. Luckily there are ballistae to launch yourself across the map as shortcuts.
** YouCantThwartStageOne: The first sacrifice will go off automatically when the base commander reaches half health.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: This is one man who does ''not'' care for Public Relations; everybody wants a piece of him and that's the way he likes it. Given that the closest he's got to a chief diplomat is ''Mitsuhide''...

!!Nouhime
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-->Voiced by: Yurika Hino (Japanese), Kathleen Barr (''Devil Kings''), StephanieYoung (anime)

->''"Time for your punishment."''

Slavishly devoted wife of Nobunaga, who in return... well... doesn't kill her? Uses GunsAkimbo in combat, as well as carrying a [[GatlingGood Gatling Gun]], a rifle and what seems to be a rocket launcher which she summons [[VictoriasSecretCompartment from her kimono]].

Uses butterfly motifs a lot, and thus she is called ''Lady Butterfly'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''
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* ApologeticAttacker: Mocked as she says "Excuse Me!" in the anime [[spoiler:as she open fire with her machinegun on Kenshin and Kasuga.]]
* BabiesEverAfter: Though historically she could not conceive, her ending in [=SB2=] (after Nobunaga's death) implies she is pregnant.
* CoDragons: With Ranmaru.
* FemmeFatale: More-so in the first game and anime, where she's sultry and likes to tease her opponents. The second game portrays her with some BrokenBird qualities.
* GatlingGood: Can whip out a massive Gatling Gun as one of her attacks.
* GlassCannon: Her guns allow her to cheese it with bosses pretty easily, though her lifebar is much smaller than other characters.
* GunsAkimbo
* TheGunslinger: Mostly fits The Woo with a few elements of Trick Shot. Her Gatling Gun makes her into The Vaporizer as well.
* HairDecorations
* HiddenBuxom: Doesn't seem like it in the games but she is revealed to be a definite case of this in the anime when she once posed as a Kunoichi and is revealed to be about as well-endowed as Kasuga.
* [[HotSpringsEpisode Hot Springs Scene]]: Her ending in ''Devil Kings''. There is no point to it other than {{fanservice}}.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* KilledOffForReal: Unlike Nobunaga she can't come back for the third game.
* LadyMacBeth: She would certainly not disapprove of her husband's bad deeds. In fact, she facilitates them...
* LadyOfWar
* LovingAShadow: For whatever reason she idolises Nobunaga, with she herself being rather kindhearted at times. But if one thing is certain, it's that he's never going to love her back.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Is prepared to kill anyone and anything and turn herself into a demon for her husband.
* LoveMartyr: For Nobunaga, who barely recognizes her existence at best. And she has no interest in making him good anyway.
* MoreDakka: Her Gatling Gun can be outfitted to have a second barrel.
* PlayingWithFire
* PsychoSupporter: Somewhat acknowledged by other characters in the second game, where they find her genuine devotion to the Demon King rather disturbing.
* ShesGotLegs: Especially in the anime. Her outfit bares little else, making sure they are suitably emphasised.
* ShoutOut: Her ultimate weapons are [[DevilMayCry Ebony and Ivory]].
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Manages to use her skimpy kimono as a {{Hammerspace}}.
* WeakButSkilled

!!Mori Ranmaru
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-->Voiced by: Hiroki Shimowada (Japanese), CathyWeseluck (''Devil Kings''), MaxeyWhitehead (anime)

->''"Ranmaru will take your head as a trophy!"''

A bratty kid with a [[TheArcher bow and arrow]] that thinks Nobunaga is totally awesome. Not much else to say.

Renamed as ''Hornet'' in ''Devil Kings''
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* TheArcher: Mostly uses it as a close-range weapon.
* CoDragons: With Nouhime or Mitsuhide.
* ChildSoldiers: His youth disturbs some characters, but he himself seems to have no problems with warfare and treats it like a game. Which just makes it even more disturbing.
* CuteShotaroBoy: Bratty though he may be, he still ''looks'' adorable.
* FragileSpeedster
* HeroWorshipper: Towards Nobunaga, who in return acknowledges him as a useful aide and rewards him with a single piece of candy for doing a good job. See Nobunaga's "PetTheDog" article above.
** HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: What the hell is his definition of 'Hero' anyway!? Calling someone like [[EvilOverlord No]][[CardCarryingVillain bu]][[ObviouslyEvil na]][[LaughablyEvil ga]] heroic!? Kids these days...
** His intro for [=SB2=] is basically him wandering around a battlefield until he comes up to Nobunaga, who gives him a DeathGlare before scoffing and riding away on his horse. His reaction? "That dude's awesome!" His total loyalty as well as being a little brat makes it so that other characters quickly get over the fact of fighting a kid.
* HumanShield: [[spoiler:Mitsuhide]] attempts to use him as such against Kojuro. [[spoiler:It doesn't work because the latter acknowledges Ranmaru as Nobunaga's General and therefore an enemy, though he merely knocks him out of the way and tells him to serve another lord after leaving Mitsuhide for dead. He lives past the ending, with some PuppyLove with Itsuki]].
* KilledOffForReal: Just like Nouhime.
* MoralityPet: Nobunaga treats him marginally better than anyone else in the series, even going so far as to give him encouragement in battle and reward him afterwards.
* MouthyKid: Which eventually leads Mitsuhide to threaten him with death if he doesn't shut up in ''2''.
* ParentalSubstitute: He sees Nobunaga and Nouhime as these. Both of them do get visibly upset if Ranmaru is killed.
* RainOfArrows: His Basara attack consists of this. He also creates a very impressive one upon his anime introduction (so thick that it covers ''every inch'' of the surrounding area).
* ShockAndAwe
* ThirdPersonPerson: Used to show that deep down he's really just a naive little kid.

!!AkechiMitsuhide[=/=]Tenkai
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-->Voiced by: ShowHayami (Japanese), Peter Kelamis (''Devil Kings''), VicMignogna (English)

->''"This is it, this is it! This is true slaughter! Ahahaha!!"''

Nobunaga is running through the evil competition by himself. At least there will be the [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade heroic Akechi Mitsuhide]] to stop the EvilOverlord Nobunaga, like usual, right?

[[GoneHorriblyWrong Bzzt! Wrong!]]

Mitsuhide here is ''anything'' but heroic. He's an ObviouslyEvil WhiteHairedPrettyBoy who is completely AxCrazy. With an evil [[GigglingVillain giggle]] which can evolve into any EvilLaugh, [[DualWielding two]] [[SinisterScythe mean scythes]] and a lust for seeing people suffer, Mitsuhide might as well be the man to surpass Nobunaga in terms of evilness. Known as ''[[MeaningfulName Reaper]]'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]'', but said game demoted him into an NPC. He's playable in most ''Basara'' games, though.

''Sengoku Basara 3'' introduces the character of Tenkai, a monk who turns out to be Mitsuhide is disguise. How exactly this came to be is unknown, though it's clear that Tenkai has something up his sleeve... Too bad he got demoted to an NPC in the same time until Utage.
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* AnimalMotifs: Oichi has compared him to a [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snake]].
* AxCrazy: All you need to know about him.
* BadBoss: The only other character aside from [[TheNeidermeyer Motonari]] to have no qualms about hurting his own men.
* BaddieFlattery: When he starts praising his opponent, it usually means he's even more determined to kill them.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BloodKnight: Lives to kill people and seems to be in a state of perpetual blood lust.
* BloodUpgrade: Goes mad at the sight of blood, especially his own.
* CastingAShadow
* CombatSadomasochist: Mitsuhide practically ''defines'' this trope! Why do you think he toys around so much? He even has an attack where he squirms around as enemies strike him before countering in [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything one big release]].
* CompositeCharacter: Tenkai and Mitsuhide were completely unrelated in history (aside from some wacky rumours), but are consolidated into one character because why the hell not.
* CoolMask: Tenkai wears one, not that it makes much of a difference.
* [[spoiler:CryForTheDevil]]: Strange as it sounds, during ''Utage'' [[spoiler:it's actually quite hard not to feel a little sorry for him when he tries to convince himself he's still human, feels lost and alone and even starts sobbing pitifully]].
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Becomes this after he kills Nobunaga and sees no other reason to live if he must be without Nobunaga.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Devil Kings'', he/Reaper got demoted to an NPC. Then, when he becomes Tenkai in [=SB3=], he's an NPC once again. Then he becomes playable again in ''Utage''.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: All that moaning he does...
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* DualWielding SinisterScythe
* EvilChancellor: As Tenkai.
* EvilTastesGood: Mitsuhide constantly uses taste-related metaphors, such as finding it "delicious" to trample on true love.
* EvilVersusEvil: Up against Nobunaga, though he's more of a sadistic psychopath than plain old evil... which may make him a far worse evil than even his lord.
* FirstNameBasis: He is notably the only person in the cast to refer to Nouhime by her real name, Kichou. This familiarity is linked to the fact that they were childhood friends in RealLife.
* FoeYay: He is fond of Nouhime and sometimes expresses sympathy for her situation. She just finds his advances creepy.
** Let's not forget how he complimented Motonari's looks and figure... only to remark that he wanted to cut him up.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he does anything.
* GigglingVillain: Can also break into EvilLaugh, however the giggling is far more disturbing.
* GoOutWithASmile: In the anime. While ''begging for more''.
** [[spoiler: He comes back for the movie as Tenkai. Where he does not go out with a smile since he didn't get to fight Oda like he wanted.]]
* GrayEyes: To fit his cold-bloodedness.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: In the movie]]
* [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Historical Hero Downgrade]]: ''Sengoku Basara'' is one of the very few media where Mitsuhide is downright villainous and wicked. Keep in mind that Capcom did however portrayed him in a better light in ''{{Onimusha}}''.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: For Nobunaga.
-->"You utterly annihilated opponents who had already admitted defeat, right down to the last survivor. You mercilessly cut down women and children running away in confusion. You burnt down everything, leaving not even an insect alive. The only thing remaining is the ashes dancing in the transient wind. I, Mitsuhide, can no longer contain how intoxicated I am with you!"
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Oh yes.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* {{Keigo}}: To make him even creepier (and also somewhat effeminate).
* {{Leitmotif}}: Not as cool as Nobunaga's, but just as evil.
* LargeHam
* LickingTheBlade: Has been known to do this, whether the blade has blood on it or not.
* LimpAndLivid: The way he's always moving, except rather than livid he is very calm, gliding about and swaying from side to side as if it comes perfectly naturally. Human spines shouldn't be able to move like that...
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Isn't it shiny and silky?
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: "Your screams are so ''exciting''! Scream ''more''!"
* ALoveToDismember: In ''Utage'' he carries [[spoiler:Nobunaga's head]] around with him and speaks to it as if it were the real [[spoiler:Nobunaga]].
* ManipulativeBastard: As Tenkai, he effectively controls Kobayakawa Hideaki's every decision through schemes and flattery, bending him to his every will. Though it's not like Hideaki is particularly hard to fool anyway.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Turned out he began to miss Nobunaga after killing him and breaks down when told he has lost his humanity]].
* NearDeathExperience: In ''Utage'' [[spoiler:after apparently [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat plummeting to his death]], Mitsuhide has a dream about reuniting with Nobunaga]], only to then wake up.
* ObviouslyEvil: Almost as bad as Nobunaga.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He gets [[VillainousBreakdown rather upset]] if anyone gets to Nobunaga before he does. [[spoiler:Also the reason why he resurrects Nobunaga again in the third game; so he can try and finally kill him for good.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: As Tenkai, he now sports a mask and a change of clothing. That is about all that's different.
* PeekABangs: His horse also adopts his hairstyle in the anime.
* SicklyGreenGlow: His Basara attack creates a greenish black aura reminiscent of this.
* SinisterMinister: Keep in mind, Tenkai is meant to be a ''monk''. Lampshaded by Hideaki's soldiers saying they've never seen one who looks like that.
* SoftWater: When Tenkai is defeated he will escape by jumping off a cliff into the sea.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Very long ones on his shoulder guards.
* TheStarscream: He doesn't necessarily want to replace Nobunaga, but he sure as hell has been biding his time in order to kill him.
* TallThinAndEvil: He's even taller than Nobunaga, and so thin he appears almost skeletal.
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:Hisahide stole Mitsuhide's previous name, which forced him to make a new identity for himself as 'Tenkai'.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: The more he's hurt, the more it pleasures him and makes him want to inflict pain on his opponent.
* TricksterMentor: Plays this to Hideaki, abandoning him in times of danger and sending letters to anyone Hideaki visits that get him into trouble.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Mitsuhide is usually the one who does this to Nobunaga's allies. Even if Nobunaga doesn't necessarily want him to.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Azai Clan]]

!!Azai Nagamasa
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-->Voiced by: KoujiTsujitani (Japanese), Christopher Bevins (anime)

->''"My mission is to erase all evil in the name of justice!"''

Oichi's husband and a fierce defender of justice, Azai Nagamasa wields his sword and shield with a passion. He loves Oichi but [[CanNotSpitItOut is too shy to say it outright.]] He was an NPC in the second ''Sengoku Basara'', and in the ExpansionPack he became a selectable character.

His default costume [[{{Ultraman}} resembles an old Japanese SciFi hero.]]
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* AscendedExtra: He was introduced as an NPC but gained enough popularity to become playable in ''Heroes''.
* {{Badass}}
* {{Bishounen}}: Take his helmet off and he's almost as pretty as his wife.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Prefers to say it with flowers, if ever at all.
* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler:Several times in the anime with Oichi.]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: In the anime. Also the ''Chronicle Heroes'' opening.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Nagamasa's moves in the game have a lot of spinning on his part.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after Oichi is revealed to be a spy and has to be snapped out of it by some peasants before he attempts to get her back.
* HonorBeforeReason: He refuses to break his alliance with Oda and join the good guys. It doesn't go well for him...
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Did he seriously believe that Nobunaga could see the error of his ways?
* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:It got him shot.]]
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* JusticeWillPrevail: His sense of justice however can be a little... skewed at times.
* KilledOffForReal: As of the third game, though there's every chance he may come back later. [[spoiler:True for the anime.]]
* KnightInShiningArmour: Oichi thinks of him as this.
* KnightTemplar: Is portrayed as one of these in later games, where he will deem anything and everything evil and turns into somewhat of a hypocrite.
* LargeHam: Where justice in involved, speaking quietly just isn't good enough!
* LightEmUp
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Has a small fold-out one worn on his arm that also has attack properties.
* NiceHat: His distinctive helmet has a horsetail crest on it.
* NobleBigot: Nagamasa genuinely wants to do good, but it doesn't occur to him that in trying to eradicate everyone he doesn't approve of he's contradicting himself.
* ParasolOfPain: One of his joke weapons is a old Japanese-style umbrella.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: With Oichi [[spoiler:(though for the most part it doesn't last...)]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In his campaign in ''Heroes'', Oichi gets kidnapped by Nobunaga. After recovering from HeroicBSOD, he the proceeds to go the castle and hand everyone inside their asses.
* RoyalRapier: Technically a longsword, but he uses it in the same way.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* ShortHairWithTail: And elements of a HimeCut believe it or not.
* ShoutOut: His default costume looks like {{Ultraman}}.
* [[spoiler:SpiritAdvisor:]] To Oichi later on in the anime.
* SuperSentaiStance: He performs this solo in {{Victory Pose}} and doing power up.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:In Oichi's ''Heroes'' story he jumps between her and Nobunaga's shotgun, leading Oichi to believe it's her fault he died.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: He berates Oichi in one scene, then gives her flowers in the next.

!!Oichi
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-->Voiced by: MamikoNoto (Japanese), LauraBailey (English)

->''"Everyone's dying. This too is Ichi's fault..."''

Hoo boy, where do we start? Oichi is the introverted younger sister of Nobunaga, who got sent off to marry Azai Nagamasa. Debuts in ''[=SB2=]'' as an NPC, but gained such a massive following she is made a playable character in ''[[ExpansionPack Heroes]]''. She seems to think that everything bad in the world is ''her fault''. And with a brother like [[CardCarryingVillain Nobunaga]], [[ItGotWorse it always get worse]]. She also has dark powers which can possess her and turn her into a psychotic murderer, but she usually keeps those in check... unless she's pushed too far.

And yet, the universe seems to want her to be pushed beyond that line. Her story revolves about her getting possessed by her powers after [[spoiler:Nagamasa's HeroicSacrifice to save her and Nobunaga making her commit lots of atrocities she didn't want to, culminating in [[KillEmAll killing Nobunaga and all his aides]], and then getting killed by a falling ceiling... with a heart-wrenching ImageSong at that]]. The anime follows a similar route too, where [[spoiler:she gets tricked by Mitsuhide into warning Nagamasa of impending danger, only for Mitsuhide to turn back against his words... and kill Nagamasa in front of her. She makes a last-minute HeelFaceTurn and kills Nouhime, before being murdered by Nobunaga.]]

She appears in ''Sengoku Basara 3'', once again proving her PopularityPower. However, not only does she now lead the remnants of Nobunaga's army (who have chosen her as his successor), she has discarded her naginata and utilizes only her demon hands. Her storyline was taken from the canon story ([[spoiler:Nagamasa's death]]) up until the point before she snapped, where she purposely lost her memories to avoid facing the extremely harsh reality and [[ExtremeDoormat is now obeying whoever gives her orders.]]
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* ApologisesALot: Make that ''all the time''.
* AscendedExtra: Joined her husband as one of the popular playables in the expansion.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]: Certain lines from her and [[spoiler:Nobunaga]] suggest this is the case in the third game and the opening narrator/other characters are just guessing.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Why she decides to be Ieyasu's PsychoSupporter, as well as just not wanting to be alone.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BlackEyes: Very beautiful and emotional. Also very sad, making her fit into the second category best.
* BreakTheCutie: Over and over and over...
* BrownNote: One of her prisoners apparently passed out from sheer terror after looking into her eyes.
* {{Chickification}}: A minor case in the anime, where she's not even shown fighting.
* CosmicPlaything: The universe ''really'' seems to hate her and wants to prevent her from ever achieving any kind of happiness.
** ThrowTheDogABone: Except if she chooses to follow Ieyasu in [=SB3=], who treats her kindly and promises to protect her, possibly the only happy ending she could hope for.
* CuteAndPsycho: Most of the time she's very demure and sweet, if a little depressing, but when she snaps you had better run ''fast''.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Blame Nobunaga for drawing out her dark powers, which she seems to dislike and fear.
** The powers themselves appear to be the only thing that consistently treats her nicely. In ''Samurai Heroes'', at least, the hands are very gentle in the way they (for instance) put her on her feet, carry her instead of running, or catch her and set her down after a zipline or slingshot.
* DemonicPossession: By the third game. Whether it's Nobunaga or something else remains unknown.
* DiabolusExMachina: Her method of dying in her ''Heroes'' story.
* DistressedDamsel: TWICE. In Nagamasa's story and in the anime, both courtesy of her brother.
* TheDogBitesBack: In her Western Army ending, after killing Ieyasu she flips out entirely and [[spoiler:kills Yoshitsugu]] while he's busy indulging in maniacal laughter.
* ExtremeDoormat: Doesn't help her situation by just doing whatever she's told without complaint.
** ''Sengoku Basara 3'' makes this trope more apparent with her. In one path of her story, she's captured and essentially used as an attack dog by Yoshitsugu. [[TheDogBitesBack It bites him in the ass in the end.]]
* FakeStatic: Sort of. During her dialogue in battle you often hear this as she speaks, a reference to ghost movies.
* FlowerMotifs: White lilies for her love with Nagamasa, and red lycoris for her demonic side.
* FoeYay: Disturbingly enough, she has this with her brother in the third game, especially [[spoiler:how she strokes his face as they return to hell together]].
* HimeCut: A variation with the bangs trimmed at different lengths around her face.
* HumanoidAbomination
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The thing that seems to trouble Oichi the most in the third game is being alone. When anybody tries to befriend her (Tsuruhime, Ieyasu) she instantly latches on to them and seems much happier. [[spoiler: She's even quite content binding Nobunaga in hell, just because it means she doesn't have to be alone anymore.]]
* ImageSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcWhR22m3Ho "Nemure Hi no Hana"]] by MamikoNoto.
* InstantDeathRadius: Several of her Super Arts involve this.
* IronicNurseryRhyme
-->"Wander freely, wander far, off beneath the Devil's star
-->In the dark, the girl so bright, got up to see the day by night
-->Her fear in hand, her fear in heart, her fear did tear her soul apart
-->The white of flesh, the white of bone, the worms will leave your soul alone
-->On and on the road does go, down into the depths below
-->[[{{Foreshadowing}} Off you went to call the king, you wish to hear the Devil sing]]..."
* LaughingMad: When she properly loses it. [[EvilSoundsDeep Even her voice changes]].
* LimpAndLivid: In the third game. She moves like a puppet with a drunk puppeteer behind the strings, and half her movements involve her shadow hands picking her up and moving her around.
* LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt: HighOctaneNightmareFuel of an inversion. Her grunts of pain and certain battle lines sound horribly like a rape scene.
* LoveHurts: More like... love chews you up, spits you out, and leads you to a tragic demise.
* LoveMakesYouEvil[=/=][[LoveMakesYouCrazy Crazy]]: One of the reasons she turned to The DarkSide is because of her love for Nagamasa and the pain it caused her.
* TheMario: In the second game, with slight edge towards MightyGlacier.
* TheMole: In the anime, [[spoiler:this was the whole reason she was married to Nagamasa in the first place. However, she falls in love with him for real, and cannot carry out her duties.]]
* TheNicknamer: "Lord Happy" and "Lord Grumpy" for Ieyasu and Mitsunari, respectively. Also "White Bird" for Tsuruhime.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Oh lord, Oichi... Thought she was scary enough in ''[=SB2=]''? ''[=SB3=]'' cranks it UpToEleven. From the way she moves like a dead human puppet, dark hands cracking up skulls of unfortunate mooks, to playing with said hands while [[IronicNurseryTune singing a haunting song]], complete with distorted audio when she speaks making her feel like she was out of a Japanese horror film. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_xgMqYZz0E Just see for yourself.]]
** Half the time when you block with her she whispers in a quiet voice "''kill me!''" It's really creepy.
** Her stages are just as bad, with the complete darkness and the shit-scary music.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: So perfect that she grows more devoted to Nagamasa than to her elder brother, who arranged the marriage.
* PopularityPower: How she managed to earn her story arc in ''Heroes'' -- and that's saying something in a series loaded with testosterone, which also leads her to be the sole female character in ''Cross''.
* [[PsychopathicManChild Psychopathic Woman Child]]: She's not entirely coherent in the third game.
* PsychoSupporter: In the Eastern Army path, she becomes one to Ieyasu. He's actually quite uncomfortable about it.
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RedBaron: The Demon Queen of the Fifth Heaven in the third game.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: In ''Heroes'', she dies after [[spoiler:killing her brother and his subordinates]]. ''[=SB3=]'' retcons this into saying that she was the SoleSurvivor.
* TheRemnant: In the third game, as the "successor" of Nobunaga she's followed by the Remnants of the Oda Army, who serve her with a cult-like fervor. This leads to FridgeLogic when she fights against her brother.
* SayMyName: Particularly in the anime, though the games are guilty of this as well. If she's not apologising, she's saying "Nagamasa-sama" over and over.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Her Darkness. Though is hard to tell who's controlling who.
* ShesGotLegs: Her thighs are given a lot of attention.
* ShinyMidnightBlack: The anime adds in purplish highlights too.
* ShoutOut: Her demeanor and bizarre utterances are quite reminiscent of [[BuffyTheVampireSlayer Dru]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only female fighter in the fighting game spinoff.
* SquishyWizard: In ''Samurai Heroes''. Her attack and defence scores are quite subpar and she moves and attacks slowly, especially in regards to cooldown. However, all her moves have very good range and area-of-effect and involve grabbing, throwing or locking down the enemy's movement, and her shadow element gives her an effective InstantDeathRadius against mooks.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: She bears similarities to this, especially in the third game, including her long black hair, pale skin, haunting voice and hellish powers.
* TallDarkAndBishoujo
* ThirdPersonPerson: Makes her seem meek and child-like.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Well, she used to be amongst the Oda clan. And even then, compared to [[EvilOverlord Nobunaga]], [[PsychoForHire Mitsuhide]], [[PsychoSupporter Nouhime]] and [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Ranmaru]]...
* TraumaCongaLine
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: It's revealed in ''[=SB3=]'' that following [[spoiler:Nagamasa's death and her fall into darkness]], she forced herself to forget all the terrible things that had happened.
-->''[[MadnessMantra "Just a dream, just a dream, just a dream, just a dream..."]]''
* VoiceOfTheLegion: During her Basara attack.
* WalkingWasteland
* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Her story ending in ''Heroes'', after she goes beserk and kills Nobunaga. She dies herself when the building collapses.]]
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Has inherited her real life counterpart's status as the most beautiful woman in Japan.
* YankTheDogsChain: After having some sense beaten into her during her second stage, the dark powers around her recede completely, she stands straight under her own power and she starts calling out to people, disoriented but entirely lucid for the first time all game. [[spoiler: It lasts about 30 seconds before Tenkai kills her to revive Nobunaga.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tokugawa Clan]]

!!TokugawaIeyasu
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-->Voiced by: TohruOokawa (Japanese), Jason Michas (''Devil Kings''), LiamOBrien (English)

->''"Let us unite, and form a bond."''

The third unifier, and probably the only sane one between the trio (because Nobunaga is like the personification of evil, Hideyoshi is... freakin' nuts). Unlike the fat turd that most fictions portray, Ieyasu here is somewhat of a BrattyHalfPint, but despite that possesses quite a lot of wisdom and virtue and love for his people. While not much of a fighter, he makes it up with his [[HumongousMecha humongously powerful]] [[strike:Gundam]] retainer Honda Tadakatsu.

However, Capcom decided to poke fun at his days of being the hostage of Imagawa, thus turning him into JamesBondage extraordinaire, especially in Tadakatsu's story where everyone ''races'' to kidnap Ieyasu (and him getting kidnapped is a gimmick when playing as Tadakatsu in the fighting game). He's unplayable in both the first and second games, but the ExpansionPack made him playable and gave him a non-JamesBondage role as Motochika's friend, but he has no story mode.

It isn't until ''[=SB3=]'' (and consequently the second season of the anime) that he finally becomes a full-blown grown man, gets past his JamesBondage tendencies and is now punching people out on the guts with his fist. He successfully slays Hideyoshi, but then had to deal with Hideyoshi's fanatical follower Ishida Mitsunari, leading up to the decisive battle at Sekigahara.

Known as ''Irdene'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''
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* AscendedExtra: Was an NPC in the first game and only became playable a couple of time before he grew into the main character of [=SB3=].
* {{Badass}}: You really wouldn't believe this if you're playing the previous game since he's [[DistressedDude the always-kidnapped boy]]. Well, he got his badass certificate.
** BadassArmfold: Does this in cutscenes and is one of his [[IdleAnimation idle animations]].
** TookALevelInBadass: In ''[=SB3=]'', he is now grown up, with a revamped fighting style and having effectively beaten the tar out of Hideyoshi.
* BareFistedMonk: In ''3'', though his clothes and blocking motions seem to be more boxing.
* BareYourMidriff
* BattleAura: Weaponizes it with the "Tokugawa Might" technique.
* BattleDiscretionShot: His battle with Hideyoshi in the ''[=SB3=]'' intro takes place off-screen while we follow Mitsunari's point-of-view, who only arrives after Hideyoshi is dead. Exactly how the battle went down is unknown, although Ieyasu (obviously) won.
* BladeOnAStick: His first weapon, discarded in favor of a new fighting style.
* BrattyHalfPint: In ''Sengoku Basara Matsuri'' it is said he's 15 years old!
** And while for all intents and purposes he's an adult, in the anime Shingen still addresses him as Takechiyo, which is his childhood name.
** Lampshaded in ''3'', where his previously reverent soldiers immediately explode into mother-hen mode when "Takechiyo-sama" is apparently kidnapped, and the suspect being the Hojo, they, being led by Tadakatsu, wrecked the whole clan... [[spoiler:only to find Ieyasu just trying to hang around for Sakura-viewing]].
* CantCatchUp: Starts out as this is the games, but manages to overcome it in ''Battle Heroes''. And by the third game, boy, [[TookALevelInBadass has he caught up... in spades]]!
** Lampshaded by Masamune, who states that he had to grow up at some point.
* ChargedAttack: His attacks can be charged up to go from "Punching things really hard" to "Punching things absurdly hard with added range".
* CombatCompliment: In the third game, he spends just about every single one of his levels singing his opponent's praises while beating their forces into dust.
* CryForTheDevil: [[spoiler:In the ending where he defeats Mitsunari, he sheds tears for the troubled man he considered a friend.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: As of ''3'', Ieyasu is out to unite Japan even if he has to punch every single Japanese person in the face to do it.
* DistressBall: Throws it away by ''3'' though.
* DistressedDude: And ''how''! Thankfully he averted it by the 3rd game.
* ExtremityExtremist: Most of his attacks involves his fists.
* [[spoiler:FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Ieyasu is burned alive by Hisahide during his story mode.]]
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Basara is probably the only series so far to make Ieyasu the OnlySaneMan amongst the evil past unifiers. Not to mention he has become [[{{Bishonen}} quite the looker]] compared to his usual portrayals as a FatBastard.
* HonorBeforeReason: "The Tokugawa never betrays a promise, even to the Demon King himself". It just takes the next episode in the anime to finally make him screw that.
* InTheHood: He wears one with his new design similar to those worn by Boxers. When he puts it on with his taunt, he gets a bit of an attack buff.
* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted - he fights with his fists specifically so that he too feels pain, and his soldiers talk about giving them medical attention.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Washi', sometimes 'Soregashi'.
* KidWithTheRemoteControl
* KnuckleCracking: In his revamped design, he cracks his knuckles dramatically before executing his Basara attack.
* LightEmUp
* MagneticHero: Is played as this in the third game, although to be honest he makes just as many enemies as he does friends.
* TheMessiah: Evolves into this in [=SB3=]
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Made all the more noticeable since none of the other characters have changed at all.
* PowerFist: His new weapons in [=SB3=] are his fists, equipped with special gloves.
** MegatonPunch
** RapidFireFisticuffs: And he becomes fond of this, drawing similarities with [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: His main theme in ''Sengoku Basara 3'' is "unifying the land with the power of bonds". [[LightIsNotGood However, he might seem a bit of a hypocrite]], as he actually destroys many bonds along the way. At least he realises this.
* SayMyName: '''"TADAKATSUUUUUUU!!!!!!"'''
* SparklingStreamOfTears: In the anime, when Tadakatsu goes on a suicide mission.
* StockholmSyndrome: Becomes best friends with Chousokabe Motochika, who happens to be one of his ''kidnappers''. [[spoiler:Then the third game suddenly subverts it when Ieyasu attacks Motochika's territory after killing Hideyoshi, ultimately straining their relationship. Then subverted again as it turns out it was Kanbe's doing, with Motonari behind it.]]
* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery]]: In the anime. After [[spoiler:we saw Nobunaga's soldiers stab him to death on-screen in season one, too]]. No, don't ask us how that happened.
* UseYourHead: His Super Art, "Hard Head". Absurd damage, knocks down even enemy commanders, and hits enemy on ground when fully charged. Commanders can be taken out in ''seconds'' with it.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: That vest of his is pretty much all he wears above the waist. His alternate look removes the crop top too.
* WeCanRuleTogether: As his plan is to "unite the country through the power of bonds", he tries a non-villainous take on this on a large number of characters to try to avoid fighting them, up to and including Mitsunari in some campaigns. Gets especially {{egregious}} in Yukimura's red campaign, where Ieyasu offers Yukimura a place by his side ''after'' Yukimura has already beat him up and scattered the Eastern army.
* WhatTheHellHero: Toshiie accused him of kidnapping Matsu so the Maeda is NeutralNoLonger and join him. Ieyasu is flabbergasted because he never gave such orders. [[spoiler:In fact Yoshiaki was the one who did it, to empower the Eastern Army and earn Ieyasu's favour.]]
** Also, despite all his talk of "uniting the country with the power of bonds", he defeats his mentor Hideyoshi and ruins Mitsunari's life by taking away the bond Mitsunari has with his lords.
* WideEyedIdealist: Which leads him to make some pretty dumb mistakes at times.
* YoungConqueror

!!Honda Tadakatsu
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->''"...!"''

One of ''SengokuBasara'''s ridiculous yet ''fucking awesome'' presentations. Tadakatsu is a...uh...[[MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]. Or just a HumongousMecha [[AnachronismStew in the middle of ancient Japan]]. He doesn't talk and mostly lets his massive ass-kicking capabilities do the talking. He's also pretty loyal to Ieyasu. There are, however, times where even he gains some sort of will to fight a WorthyOpponent, showcased in front of the Shimazu clan. In those cases, Ieyasu usually lets him do as he pleases.

Goes by the name ''Iron Ox'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''
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* AnachronismStew: And ''how''!
* AttackDrone: They even look similar to those used in ''{{Gundam}}''.
* '''[[{{Badass}} BAD ASS]]'''
* {{Cyborg}}: Possibly. It's very vague, but he does seem to have a face with skin.
* FrozenFace: Said face is locked in a single expression that never changes. He is able to move his eyes, but that's it.
* HeroicSacrifice[=/=][[spoiler:DisneyDeath]] : In the anime, [[spoiler:he fights Nobunaga to try and restore his master's honor, despite knowing it's a lost cause. However it turns out he's not quite dead.]]
* HumongousMecha
* ImplacableMan: He shrugs off most attacks easily, and it's almost impossible to stun him or break through his guard.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha
* LightningBruiser: Thanks to his Gundam-ish features, he's both quick and MEGA POWERFUL. He's a bit difficult to steer in combat though. His "Heavy Mode" makes him a full-on MightyGlacier though.
* MadeOfIron: Literally.
* MismatchedEyes: One normal, and one a red [[ElectronicEyes electronic eye]].
* NumberTwo
* ShockAndAwe
* ShoutOut: To Gundam, mostly.
* TheSilentBob: Despite him only communicating in either mechanical whirs or total silence, other characters seem to understand him perfectly well and even make casual conversation with him.
** Becomes ridiculous in one scene where Ieyasu tells him "don't look at me like that!", when Tadakatsu's face hasn't changed at all from the PerpetualExpression it's always been.
* SilentPartner: Ieyasu tends to chatter away during the times when Tadakatsu would otherwise be expected to say something.
* SpiritedCompetitor: About the only thing that can make him ignore Ieyasu's command is when he finds a WorthyOpponent to fight (such as Yukimura in the anime, and Yoshihiro in the games).
* ThisIsADrill: In the third game, Tsuruhime even says that Tadakatsu will [[ShoutOut pierce the heavens]].
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:''Twice'' in the anime.]]
* TheUnintelligible: Though it seems that other characters understand him well enough (or just decide to willfully misinterpret him).
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: He is a HumongousMecha in the Sengoku Era. '''WHY DOES NO ONE EVEN BAT AN EYE AT THIS?'''
* VisibleSilence: The most you'll get out of him is "!!!"
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: '''[[GundamWing IT'S A GUNDAM!!!]]'''... [[RecycledINSPACE in Warring States!]]
* TheWorfEffect: For all his hype and features as shown previously, he is hit ''hard'' with this in the anime, getting blown up first by Nouhime and then by Nobunaga. [[spoiler: He gets better.]]


[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toyotomi Clan]]

!!ToyotomiHideyoshi
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-->Voiced by: RyotaroOkiayu (Japanese), ChristopherSabat (anime)

Introduced in ''[=SB2=]'', Hideyoshi is not the little monkey other fictions portray him as. He's a frickin' gorilla-sized man [[hottip:*:which is funny because the real Hideyoshi was short even by the average height of the age]], completely ruthless and will stop at nothing until Japan is conquered. However, behind his ruthless attitude, [[WellIntentionedExtremist he harbors a goal to reinforce Japan and make it a strong and prospering nation]].

He used to be friends with Maeda Keiji, but eventually received a series of HumiliationConga by [[ManipulativeBastard Matsunaga Hisahide]], which caused him to be DrunkWithPower and become the ruthless guy he is today. He's assisted in his endeavors by his strategist Hanbe.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Depending on the game, his hair is either brown or gray (and sometimes a mixture). This opens up countless questions about his age.
* {{Badass}}
* TheBigGuy
* CurbStompBattle: In the anime, all his fights against the heroes are very one-sided [[spoiler:until Masamune cuts him down in the climax following a HeroicSecondWind.]]
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Possibly the case in the anime. At least Keiji seems to think so.
* DrunkWithPower
* EvaFins: And he's not even a mecha. Well, maybe mecha-sized.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FistOfTheNorthStar Raoh]].
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Can pick up hapless {{mooks}} and use them as weapons to crush other hapless mooks.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Aren't they magnificent?
* InvulnerableKnuckles: As a [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Required Secondary Power]] to his [[SuperStrength titanic strength]].
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ware'
* KilledOffForReal: Major plot point of the third game, since it was necessary to set Sekigahara into motion. Knowing this series, it won't last.
* LargeAndInCharge: Easily the biggest character in the game. The anime takes this to extremes with having him nearly 4 times the size of Masamune (though this is hilariously inconsistent).
* {{Leitmotif}}: In the anime, called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_xuT6iPLio This is a Fight To Change the World]]". The composer must have been challenging himself to outdo Nobunaga's.
* LightIsNotGood: He is a light elemental, but is not at all good, albeit quite [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]].
* LoveIsAWeakness: [[spoiler:Why he decided to kill Nene.]]
* MightyGlacier: Though some of his attacks are fast enough to make him lean towards LightningBruiser.
* NeckLift: It's one of his moves. He pulls it out repeatedly in the anime, mostly against Masamune.
* NobleDemon: Sort of. Hideyoshi may be ruthless to those who's against him. However, if they're supporting him, Hideyoshi treats them well. No wonder Hanbe and Mitsunari are slavishly loyal to him.
* NoSell: In the anime, most characters' attacks simply have no effect on him.
* OminousLatinChanting: Hideyoshi's anime {{leitmotif}}. It's actually a mix of English and German (contrasting with Nobunaga's German), but it's used in the exact same manner.
* ParrotExposition: Plays this to Hanbe in the anime during strategy talks.
* PetTheDog: His attitude towards Hanbe. In [=SB3=], Ieyasu reveals that Hideyoshi [[spoiler:thought of Hanbe as he died]].
* PowerFist: It's a wonder [[YourHeadASplode his opponent's heads don't just explode]]...
* [[StabTheSky Punch The Sky]]: Does this for an introduction in the anime, causing the clouds above him to part and a ray of light to shine down while the rest of the battlefield are stuck under an overcast sky... WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic
* RapidFireFisticuffs: His final move, which had him do a ''FistOfTheNorthStar''-esque series of punches. Considering his size and attitude, this has likened him to Raoh.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Interestingly, they appear to be brown in flashbacks, so they could represent his change from good to bad.
* StartOfDarkness: He was actually born normal. Damn that [[ManipulativeBastard Hisahide]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wishes to unite the people and together make Japan into a world-wide power.
* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Is Punching]]: Showcased in the anime. Hideyoshi has a very, shall we say, ''hands-on'' approach to dealing with things.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Completely loses it after his "humiliation" and sacrifices feelings (and his own ''wife'' Nene) for strength.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Uses mostly grappling moves, including a piledriver.
* VillainousFriendship: A Type I with Hanbe. It's hard to tell who's worse at times.
* YourSizeMayVary: Can be just OneHeadTaller than someone, and be on par with Tadakatsu in the same scene.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Hideyoshi tries to avert it unlike Nobunaga by forming alliances and valuing his subordinates, but pretty much nobody (except Hanbe and Mitsunari) likes him.

!!Takenaka Hanbe
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-->Voiced by: AkiraIshida (Japanese), Chris Cason (anime)

Hideyoshi's right hand man. A cold, cruel genius who enjoys taking people out with his WhipSword and looking fabulous. Suffers from [[IncurableCoughOfDeath tuberculosis]].
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Kanbe evidently.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm: Often seen reading in the anime.
** BadassCape: And fabulous too!
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: In [[spoiler:the anime]], he commits suicide in the face of imminent defeat by Kojuro.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BloodFromTheMouth: A result of his illness.
* CastingAShadow
* CombatPragmatist: As he puts it, he hasn't got the time to play nice.
-->Honour's all well and good, but there simply wasn't time for it tonight.
* {{Determinator}}: Considering Hanbe's a dying man yet still manages to run the show on very little sleep and kick serious ass on the battlefield, he does pretty well for himself.
* EvilGenius
* EvilerThanThou: The only person capable of making [[TheChessmaster Motonari]] squirm.
* FoeYay: His obsession with Kojuro in the anime. Basically everything he says in the games can be interpreted as this.
* GlassCannon
* HairFlip: It's so pretty, who can blame him?
* HomoeroticSubtext: He's completely selfless when it comes to Hideyoshi, would do anything to please him and great admires what he does.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Subverted as it's actually confirmed to be tuberculosis.
* InTheBack: Likes to attack his opponents from behind, using the long range of his weapon to his advantage.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku'
* KickTheDog: Usually defeating people isn't enough - he'll manipulate then and make their lives a misery, just because he can.
* KilledOffForReal: For the third game, along with Hideyoshi, although his death is only mentioned in passing. It probably won't last...
* TheLastDance: Vows to bring Hideyoshi to the top of Japan before tuberculosis claims him. It's explained in ''3'' that he eventually did make him ruler, and died peacefully soon afterwards.
* MaskPower: And it really serves no visible purpose other than to look cool.
* MoralityPet: To Hideyoshi, who treats him with utmost respect and kindness.
* PurpleEyes
* PussInBoots: Hanbe would probably be clever enough to outwit the more-brawn-than-brains Hideyoshi if he wanted to, but remains devoted to his dream. Together, they have both the brawn and the brains.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Wear Lipstick]]
* SmugSnake: He can hold his own in a fight, but when things don't go his way his smugness is lessened somewhat.
* TheStrategist: Implied to be the cleverest of the lot, save from the fact that his illness limits his capabilities somewhat.
* TragicVillain
* WhipSword
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: The prettiest of them so far.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Things aren't going according to his plan? No matter, he's got a scheme for ''every'' possible outcome.
* YourDaysAreNumbered

!! Nene

->''"Keiji, it's not like that... don't blame him."''

Hideyoshi's deceased wife, who was also friends with Keiji in the past. [[spoiler:Hideyoshi was the one who killed her.]]
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* DisposableWoman
* FirstLove: She was Keiji's, and Hideyoshi was hers.
* JustFriends: She and Keiji, who apparently never told her how he felt.
* TheLostLenore: For Keiji at least. Hideyoshi, not so much. [[spoiler:Though the anime implies he still loves her.]]
* LoveMartyr
* PosthumousCharacter: Appears in two separate flashbacks (one in the game, one in the anime), but is mentioned by Keiji often and has a big effect on him.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Hideyoshi isn't much to look at, while flashbacks show Nene to be quite beautiful and delicate.

!!Ishida Mitsunari
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-->Voiced by: TomokazuSeki (Japanese), TroyBaker (English)

->''"Lord Hideyoshi, grant me the cruelty to make them suffer!"''

Playable character in ''Sengoku Basara 3''. A fanatically loyal subordinate of Hideyoshi, he does not take Hideyoshi's defeat well and swears revenge on Ieyasu. The fastest character in the series so far, he uses a nodachi in the style of iaidou, similar to Kenshin.
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* AnimeHair
* {{Angrish}}: On more than one occasion, he just dissolves into snarling "I'll kill you!" over and over again. Lampshaded by Kanbe:
--> '''Mitsunari:''' "Run away and never return! Else, I'll squeeze a cry for mercy from your throat!"
--> '''Kanbe:''' [[SarcasmMode "Such a pretty mouth on you."]]
* AxCrazy: In his less stable moments Mitsunari displays an almost complete disregard for human life, and may even burst into laughter when cutting down everything that moves.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAngster: He even entered the [[Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfEvil Pantheon]] for it!
* BerserkButton: The primary one is Ieyasu (mentioning him is bad enough, let alone allying with him), with his other one being those who "disrespect" the memory of Hideyoshi (mere irreverence earns a death threat while straight-up insults will have him drop everything to butcher said culprit). Worst of all is betrayal, which is absolutely unforgivable in his eyes.
* BirdRun: When running in his SuperMode. [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth He holds his blade in his teeth]].
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Masamune's entire red story in ''[=SB3=]'' is a revenge-driven rampage against Mitsunari for defeating and humiliating him once. Mitsunari doesn't even remember who he is.
** Turned on its head in Mitsunari's blue story, which is a revenge-driven rampage against Masamune for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous insulting Hideyoshi once]]. Masamune doesn't think that to be a very big deal.
* CastingAShadow
* CoupDeGrace: His Decapitation Super Art. Enemy gets grabbed, pushed to floor, gets scabbard poked in face, Mitsunari draws sword, head leaves body time. One of the most long-winded attacks in the game, but hideously damaging (overkill versus practically everything except bosses) and [[AwesomeButImpractical an undeniably awesome-looking way to finish a fight]]. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Don't ask us how anyone you finish with his move subsequently stand up again in the following cutscenes.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: After Hojo makes the suicidal mistake of insulting Hideyoshi and Hanbe to his face, Mitsunari threatens to [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon sew his eyelids shut, cut him to pieces and eat his heart]]. Whether he goes through with this is left up to the gamer's imagination...
* CurbStompBattle: In the backstory of ''Sengoku Basara 3'', Mitsunari's encounter with Masamune during the Siege of Odawara was one of these. Mitsunari doesn't even remember having done it.
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: He carries his sword and/or sheath in his mouth when using ziplines and his Basara Attack.
** Attempts this against [[spoiler: Nobunaga]] in the movie, successfully slicing his neck open.
* DeathSeeker: Of a kind. Says that he died along with Hideyoshi, and wishes to take revenge on Ieyasu ASAP so it can finally end.
--> "Go ahead, kill me, leave me to die in a pool of my own blood!"
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Has practically none beyond "kill Lord Hideyoshi's enemies". In the [[spoiler:red story]], he suffers a VillainousBreakdown when he realizes he had nothing but his (now-fulfilled) vengeance. In the [[spoiler:blue one]], he decides to follow in Hideyoshi's footsteps and conquer the world, all to spite those who called him an unworthy successor to Hideyoshi.
* EtTuBrute: If there's one thing he can't stand, it's betrayal. And unfortunately he experiences a lot of it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: If he finds out about [[spoiler:Yoshitsugu and Motonari's role in the destruction of Shikoku]], he's so disgusted that he [[spoiler:ends his campaign on the spot and offers himself up for execution]].
* FallenAngel: WordOfGod describes him as such, and his alternate outfit has a pair of wings adorned on the back. It's never revealed if he was good or not before meeting Hideyoshi, or if he was always so messed up, so it's difficult to interpret.
* FirstNameUltimatum
* FlashStep: He's so quick, he literally disappears from sight before attacking, re-appearing only after the damage is done.
** He's even fast enough to ''force the camera to chase him'', if you play him correctly.
* GlassCannon[=/=]FragileSpeedster: He's the fastest character in the series (capable of outrunning horses in his SuperMode) and has a lot of reach and attack speed, but his damage per hit is low (but he'll be doing a ''lot'' of them) and he can't take a hit.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom[=/=]RedEyesTakeWarning: His final skill "Reverence" turns him into a demonic being covered in darkness and with burning crimson eyes. Also, when [[spoiler:Kanbe]] takes over Osaka Castle the camera zooms in on Mitsunari to show his eyes turning red.
* GreenEyes: Normally.
* HairTriggerTemper: To the point of near-psychosis. Sometimes you only have to be standing there and it pisses him off.
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: In the movie, followed by a [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]].
* HomoeroticSubtext: Sometimes, he seems to have admired Hideyoshi just a little much. Key point, referring to him as "my everything"...
* IaijutsuPractitioner: And his raw attack speed beats Kenshin into the ground.
* IgnoredEpiphany: He's aware that Kanbe is quite undeterred by having a giant friggin' ball attached to him and is conspiring against him, yet he never thinks to keep an eye on Osaka Castle. Did he honestly expect him to NOT snatch it?
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* KnightTemplar[=/=]BlackAndWhiteInsanity: Unlike Yoshitsugu, Mitsunari genuinely believes himself to be in the right and that those around him (except Yoshitsugu) are vile sinners for having denied Hideyoshi. He also believes that since his revenge is justified it must be done honourably - see EvenEvilHasStandards above.
* KubrickStare: Well, his hair does get in the way. He can't really glare at you through it.
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler:After finally killing Ieyasu.]] However he quickly realises that he has just destroyed his only reason for living and has a heart-rending mental breakdown.
** He can also be heard laughing in the background during Magoichi's blue ending. [[spoiler:This time without the associated breakdown.]]
* LeanAndMean: He apparently barely eats anything, so it's no surprise he's so skinny. Probably able to attack quickly because he's lightweight too.
* LeeroyJenkins: His idea of tactics boils down to "charge in and kill as many as you can".
* LimpAndLivid: More or less his default state of existence; he often moves as if half-asleep while screaming his lungs out. His "Reverence" Super Art cranks this up even further.
* {{Lunacy}}: Has a fair amount of symbolism involving the moon to contrast Ieyasu's sunniness, noticeably in the crescents that his slashes take the form of, and the prevalence of the moon in his castle stage. Plus the fact he's insane.
* [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My Name is Ishida Mitsunari]]: Very much the case with his story mode. Though with a great deal more angst.
* NoSocialSkills: Thus he is BrutallyHonest and has NoSenseOfHumour.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Is revealed to feel this way about Ieyasu. [[spoiler:Hisahide decides that the greatest despair he can inflict on Mitsunari is to rob him of his revenge by killing Ieyasu.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: He only smiles properly once, [[spoiler:and that was in Yoshitsugu's imagination]].
* PsychoticSmirk: Sports one in the opening movie.
* PsychoSupporter: To Hideyoshi, who is effectively God as far as Mitsunari is concerned.
* PureIsNotGood: During Mitsunari's short cameo in the anime season two, Kenshin describes him as disconcertingly pure.
* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Dark King]] (The Curse King in Japanese)
* TheRemnant
* TheRenfield: Heavily implied to have been this before the events leading into the third game.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Revenge is all that matters - his health, his clan, his duties, his allies, nothing else is worth thinking about until he's delivered retribution.
** [[spoiler:Averted in the movie. Where he does give up his desire to avenge his lord.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Both his campaigns. His red one is against (surprise, surprise) Ieyasu, while his blue one is against Masamune [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous because he insulted Hideyoshi once]].
* SayMyName: '''IIIEEEEYAAAASUUUU!!!'''
** And "DAATEEE MAASAAAMUUUNEEEEEE!!!" in the movie...
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Yoshitsugu sometimes warns him not to go fall asleep some-place. The second infiltration of Osaka Castle has him sleep through half of the stage before Yoshitsugu decides to wake him up by telling him [[BerserkButton an ally of Ieyasu's has arrived]].
* SuperMode: His "Reverence" super art, which takes away his ability to block, dodge and do anything but attack in return for knockback and increased attack speed and damage. With his special equipment, Mitsunari can stay in this mode permanently and also run while in it, which takes his FragileSpeedster nature even further and lets him outrun horses on foot.
* SteppingStonesInTheSky: He takes this UpToEleven in the manga, when he slashes a group of soldiers into the air then uses them as stepping stones to reach a second-floor balcony.
* [[UnusualEyebrows Swooped Eyebrows]]
* TearsOfBlood: [[spoiler:His story mode ending, after he kills Ieyasu.]] Due to the BlackBlood, some fans joked that it's just his mascara running.
** Also in TheMovie, after [[spoiler:Yoshitsugu]]'s death.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: If he isn't screaming "IEYASU!" or "IllKillYou!" at the top of his lungs, expect him to be screaming ''this''.
* TroubledButCute: A meta-example. As angry, violent, ruthless and stubborn as he is, at heart he's but a very confused and misguided man who has suffered a huge loss and is now desperately trying to find his reason for existing. Some also find his honesty and awkwardness {{Moe}}.
* UnstoppableRage: Just try and get between him and Ieyasu. Go on. I dare you.
** Even Yoshitsugu, probably the one person on Earth whom Mitsunari wouldn't rather kill on sight, has a moment where he's audibly dreading the man's anger:
--> '''Yoshitsugu''': Oh dear. Mitsunari, I'm afraid I have some dreadful news, so you may wish to calm down for a moment and... n-n-not that you ''need'' to calm down...
** "Reverence" is pretty much the embodiment of this trope.
* UnwittingPawn: Doesn't realize that Yoshitsugu is manipulating him for his goal of screwing over the entire human race. [[spoiler:In the movie his arrival at Sekigahara with the Toyotomi forces was planned by Tenkai and Yoshitsugu to cause the battle they needed to resurrect Oda.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: It can probably be said that he spends the entirety of the game in one.
* VillainousDemotivator: Is not what you would call 'a good motivator' by any stretch of the imagination. This is a nod to his RealLife counterpart, who by all accounts wasn't a 'people person' either and insulted several of his allies into abandoning him or turning sides during Sekigahara.
* VillainousFriendship: A mutual one with Yoshitsugu. Yoshitsugu mentions at one point that when Hideyoshi's other retainers mocked him for being TheGrotesque, Mitsunari beat them to a pulp.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Yet another one! Hideyoshi has a thing for these.
* WillNotTellALie: Makes it a point of pride not to lie or use deceptions of any kind. He despises people who lie as well, but is completely unaware that Yoshitsugu is a compulsive liar.

!!Otani Yoshitsugu
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-->Voiced by: FumihikoTachiki (Japanese), Michael G. Sorich (English)

->''"May misery rain down upon us all!"''

Another new character in ''[=SB3=]''. Mitsunari's friend and ally, who suffers from leprosy. Because of this, he has to be transported round on a special platform. Due to said disease, he holds a grudge against all other humans because they ''ridiculed'' him for it. So far, only Mitsunari is okay with him. He can apparently float.
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He's ridiculed for his sickness. He doesn't take it well.
* ArmourPiercingQuestion: In Yoshitsugu's final blue path map, [[spoiler:Motonari asks Yoshitsugu what his objective is. Yoshitsugu answers that it's to bring misery to all humans. Motonari asks if this includes him. Yoshitsugu replies that it is. Motonari then asks if this includes Yoshitsugu himself. Yoshitsugu replies that it is. Motonari then asks if this includes Mitsunari. Yoshitsugu gets stunned into silence and is unable to answer.]] He spends the entire map mulling this over, unable to find an answer.
* BaddieFlattery: He only uses it to get his own way, particularly when it comes to bending Mitsunari or Tsuruhime to his will. However some of his comments to Motonari seem genuine.
* BandageMummy: Wrapped head-to-toe in bandages due to his illness.
* BerserkButton: Yoshitsugu is a [[EvilLaugh cackling villain]] who resents Ieyasu and the world at large, maintains an AffablyEvil front, and wants to inject misery and suffering into everything, himself included...but not Mitsunari. Never Mitsunari. And if anyone ''does'' threaten, betray, or harm Mitsunari in any way (as in Motonari's blue path), expect Yoshitsugu to [[VillainousBreakdown well-and-truly lose it]].
* CardCarryingVillain: He refers to his plans as "evil schemes". Come on.
* CastingAShadow
* ConspicuousCG: In the movie.
* CreepyMonotone: In the Japanese dub. Tachiki's delivery is extremely hollow and raspy and places inflections oddly or leaves them out altogether, making Yoshitsugu sound almost completely devoid of emotion except when somebody's pushed his BerserkButton.
* TheDragon: To Mitsunari, who he takes over from when the former cannot lead his troops.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: For all his vices -- and he has quite a few -- Yoshitsugu is disgusted by Nobunaga because he has given up humanity and can no longer understand the nature of human suffering.
** Averted in [[spoiler:the movie]]. He was [[spoiler:working with Tenkai to resurrect the Demon King]] and only [[spoiler:opposed him]] since [[MoralityPet Mitsunari]] joined the fight.
* EvilChancellor
* EvilLaugh: While smashing mook heads open. Especially disturbing since his illness obviously makes it difficult to laugh, resulting in a hoarse, spasmodic cackle.
* EvilSorcerer
* {{Expy}}: Possibly of Shishio Makoto from ''Anime/RurouniKenshin''. Not only do they look alike, they're also morally bankrupt, manipulative and scheming, and batshit crazy, so...
* FauxAffablyEvil: In the English dub. Sorich's delivery is far more emotional than his Japanese counterpart and makes Yoshitsugu sound courteous and charming, or at least like he's constantly faking being courteous and charming, underlining his manipulative and treacherous nature.
* FoeYay: Displays an unhealthy interest in Oichi and [[InLoveWithYourCarnage her dark powers]], and finds her positively charming. Kanbe points out he has horrible taste in women, to which he agrees.
** He sometimes appears to be making advances at Motonari, though this may just be deliberately trying to annoy him.
* FunctionalMagic: Or whatever it is that he uses. Mitsunari mentions something about Buddhism, and since here Buddhism is magic, it makes sense.
* GallowsHumour: Whenever the army gets into a bad situation he tends to quip about it rather than panic.
* TheGrotesque: Looks pretty scary, and is quite tragic in a sense. It also makes him immune to attacks with grabbing properties since no one wants to touch him with a 10-foot pole.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: He had leprosy in real life, and was famously good friends with Mitsunari. The 'evil sorcerer planning eternal misery on humanity' part, not so much.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His mysterious floating blue "beads".
* ItAmusedMe: He'll do whatever he can to help the war to go on as long as possible. That way more people suffer, and the more fun he has.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ware'
* ManipulativeBastard: Well, it is his goal to screw over ''the entire human race'' using anyone he can get his hands on.
* MindOverMatter: Seemingly only applies to his beads and what they touch, though the fans tend to give him power over all objects.
** Well, those, and the palanquin. Unless it's secretly a Sengoku-era hovercraft (which frankly, [[AnachronismStew we wouldn't put past the writers]]...)
* MisanthropeSupreme: See "screw over the entire human race".
* MoralityPet: Mitsunari. Subverted in that he still does nothing but sow misery, even deceiving Mitsunari at several points along the way.
** His blue route has him question Ieyasu on "bonds he wishes to protect" and he ends up by [[spoiler:sacrificing himself to save Mitsunari]].
** Motonari's blue route has him [[spoiler: decide to abandon his goal of screwing over the entire human race to instead inflict all the human suffering he had planned upon the only person he thinks deserves it: ''Motonari''. Since Motonari had betrayed Mitsunari.]]
** Mitsunari being in danger [[spoiler:in the movie while facing the reborn Demon King is what makes Yoshitsugu abandon his goal and fight against the very Demon King he helped resurrect.]]
* NiceHat: His helmet has a giant butterfly on it!
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In the Japanese version, he is called "Gyobu" by those that know him, which is a reference to his historical court title.
* PetTheDog: No matter how much he hates the world, or how much he ridicules the boy's straight-forward nature, he still shows a kind of strange affection for Mitsunari.
* PoisonousFriend: He's the one who encourages Mitsunari to be so vicious and destructive, taking advantage of his fragile mental state.
* PowerFloats: Applies to both his palanquin and his beads.
* PowerGlows: His beads (and whatever they touch) glow yellow when he enchants them.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: In the movie.]]
* TheSociopath
* SquishyWizard: All his offensive special attacks are ranged and have enormous range and juggling potential. On the flip side, his movement speed, turning speed, hit points, defence and attack are amongst the lowest in the game and his special attacks all require breathing space due to charge times.
* StatusBuff: His ''Rahu Weakens'' Super Art raises his attack power [[CastFromHP for the cost of some of his health.]]
* TakingTheBullet: In his second ending he [[spoiler:gets impaled on Tadakatsu's drill after pushing Mitsunari out of the way of the attack]]. Ouch.
* TractorBeam: One of his air attacks has him deploy one of these from beneath his palanquin to suck up mooks and squash them.
* VillainousBreakdown: If Hideaki accomplishes his betrayal in Sekigahara, Yoshitsugu, Mitsunari and Motonari if he's there go through a collective one.
* VillainousFriendship: With Mitsunari, who is probably the only person Yoshitsugu cares about at all in most routes. He also refers to Motonari as "my friend", though if it is anything more than mere courtesies Motonari does not reciprocate.
* WheelOFeet: Can do this with his beads, turning his palanquin into a two-wheel dragster. It even outruns horses.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Clans]]

!!Chousokabe Motochika
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-->Voiced by: RyuzouIshino (Japanese), IanJamesCorlett (''Devil Kings''), PatrickSeitz (English)

->''The dawn is upon us, men..."''

Introduced in the first game but only playable in the second, Motochika is the [[WhiteHairedPrettyBoy white-haired]] [[{{Pirate}} pirate king]] of Shikoku. He rules his land along with his subordinates who affectionately call him "Aniki" (big brother). He dispenses violence [[ImprobableWeaponUser with an anchor.]]

Known as ''Arslan'' in [[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]], who somehow develops a Scottish/Irish accent (don't worry, Motochika doesn't speak ''that way'').
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* AnAxeToGrind: Functionally, his anchor is more or less used as a halberd
* AnchorsAway
* [[BladeAcrossTheShoulder Anchor Across The Shoulder]]: How he usually carries it, even when running or riding a horse.
* AnimeHair: Funnily enough it's spikier in the games than the anime.
* AscendedExtra: Due to having a popular design he got promoted to playable from the second game onwards.
* {{Badass}}
** HandicappedBadass
* BaseOnWheels: More like base [[RecycledINSPACE ON A BOAT!]] But it also has wheels.
* BerserkButton: Do not, I repeat do NOT hurt his {{Nakama}}. Or your own {{Nakama}}.
* {{Bishonen}}: Motochika was called "princess" when he was a boy. [[TookALevelInBadass He did not like this so he changed his image.]]
* BloodKnight: Less so than others, but he's always up for a good fight.
* BlueEyes: The previous games and anime. The third game gives him EyesOfGold instead, for some reason.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Brother To His Men]]: Even though he's probably younger than most of them, he looks after the men and refers to them as blood brothers.
* CoolBoat: The game version is pretty cool. Fugaku takes the cake.
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd:]] In the anime. [[spoiler:Despite getting pummeled badly by Hideyoshi, Motochika still stood up and ''destroys his own fortress'' before he finally goes down. [[IGotBetter He got better.]]]]
* DrivenToSuicide: In Motonari's blue route [[spoiler:after finding out that Motonari was responsible for Shikoku and that Ieyasu was innocent he willingly takes a hit from Motonari to end his own life.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: He has one of those. Not in RealLife however. Probably just adds to his [[{{Pirate}} pirateyness]].
* EyesAlwaysShut: Looks like this most of the time when SuperDeformed.
* FoeYay: With his rival, Motonari. At least [[YaoiFangirl some fangirls]] like to think so...
* FriendlyEnemy: Motochika considers Masamune a friend, despite how they inevitably end up fighting every time they cross paths.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Some hints of this with Masamune and Mitsunari. And his relationship with Ieyasu is overflowing with it by the third game.
** Oddly enough, he's one of the only male characters who also regularly flirts with women too.
* HumongousMecha[=/=]TankGoodness: Sorta. Really likes using [[StarWars AT-AT-like]] warmachines for some reason.
* IdiotBall: He makes a lot of stupid decisions in ''3'', some of which seem completely out of character. He also refuses to listen to reason until punched on the head.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Possibly one of the only examples here where it is actually called attention to in-series.
* InSeriesNickname
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* KleptomaniacHero: Most of his story modes revolve around him roaming Japan and stealing anything that catches his eye.
* LethalChef: His cooking in the mini series looks suspiciously like the inside of a black hole...
* LovableRogue: Despite his {{Pirate}} status and kleptomania, he's a really good guy.
* MrFanservice: The [[FanGirl fangirls]] can't seem to get enough of "Aniki".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He does this in the paths where he finds out that [[spoiler:Ieyasu did not attack his men]], to the point where he'll even get on his knees and beg for forgiveness.
* {{Nakama}}: His crew.
* NiceGuy: So long as you're nice to him. Even [[LoveFreak Keiji]] calls him the nicest guy he's ever met!
* NoodleIncident: So what did go on with that shark?
* OneHandedZweihander: Uses that anchor with a single arm while he tucks the other arm away [[FinalFantasyX Auron-style]].
* {{Pirate}}
** PirateParrot: And it has reached almost memetic status.
* PlayingWithFire: He's also equally HotBlooded.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: One of Motochika's moves involve him whirling his anchor around, while his subordinates cheerfully root him on.
* RealMenWearPink: Manages to make his completely pink and purple outfit (with added floral patters) look not only fabulous but incredibly manly.
* TheRival: To Mouri, based mainly on having the same stretch of sea as their backyards. In ''[=SB3=]'', he's the SitcomArchnemesis to Tsuruhime.
* SkySurfing: He performs this in the anime with his anchor, which becomes rocket-powered when combined with his fire abilities.
* SpiderTank: His Akatsukimaru. Allied soldiers will even point out the resemblance when facing it.
* TalkLikeAPirate: His crew does this in ''Samurai Heroes''; keep in mind that every character in that game is 100% Japanese. While he himself doesn't have the accent, he uses archaic English terms like "sirrah"
* TookALevelInBadass: From being called "princess" to the "Demon of Shikoku".
* TrapMaster: His stage in ''3'' is filled with traps, and he can catch just about any enemy in his net.
* UnexplainedAccent: ''Devil Kings''. What the hell?!
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Oh Yes.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Mostly. For some reason he's blond in ''Heroes''. A benevolent subversion, unlike all the other examples in the series.
* WorthyOpponent: The anime implies he regards Mouri as this, and is not happy about the fact that Mouri doesn't seem to reciprocate the feeling.

!!Mouri Motonari
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-->Voiced by: ShigeruNakahara (Japanese), SamuelVincent (''Devil Kings''), SamRiegel (English)

->''"Oh, glorious sun, bless our army."''

Originally an NPC in the first game like Motochika, Motonari is the ruthless [[LightIsNotGood "Child of the Sun"]] who sees his soldiers as merely pawns to be [[WeHaveReserves sacrificed]] in his name. This makes him the polar opposite of Motochika, who [[ThePowerOfFriendship even brings his men into the action]]. He attacks with a [[RingsOfDeath giant bladed ring]] that he can use to set traps. Oh and he can also [[TheNeidermeyer attack his own men]], a trait only shared by [[PsychoForHire Mitsuhide]].

Known as ''Kahz'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''
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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Guardian]]: To Kobayakawa.
* AnachronismStew: He died almost a decade before Nobunaga, yet is still present at Sekigahara!
* AscendedExtra: One of the most popular [=NPC=]s from the original game, he's been playable ever since.
* BadBoss: Odds are high that you won't survive working for him.
* BarrierWarrior
* {{Bishounen}}: There's a reason why non-fans often mistaken Motonari for a woman.
* CatchPhrase: "Everything is going according to my calculations."
* TheChessmaster: Usually credited as the best strategist in Japan. He even makes references to chess in his strategies.
** Comes off as an InformedAbility in the Anime, despite his lack of screen time in the first season.
* ChewingTheScenery: He's cruelly calm mostly. But when introducing himself? Hoo boy...
-->''I am the child of the sun, Mouri Motonari! Now cooooommmeeeee!''
* TheComicallySerious: Which makes any time he gets involved with Xavism comedy gold.
** His alternate costume in ''3/Samurai Heroes'' even makes him look like a clown.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeathGlare: Able to transform his mooks into a gibbering wreck with one glance. He even manages to out-stare [[KubrickStare Mitsunari]] at one point.
* DidNotSeeThatComing: He is defeated in the anime's second season by [[spoiler:the ''worst'' strategist of the Sengoku era, namely Yukimura, who is TooDumbToFool and attacks Mori's mobile base on foot because it never occurred to him that he ''couldn't'' do such an obviously suicidally stupid thing]]. Mori's thoughts on the matter are to the tune of "ThisCannotBe".
* EasyEvangelism: Becomes a Xavist in the second game. He'll NeverLiveItDown. It's something that he tries to suppress.
** [[spoiler:He rejoins the fold]] in Sorin's storyline in ''Utage''.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While he barely tolerates Yoshitsugu, even a self-righteous prick like him made it very clear that he has absolutely no respect for him and his utter lack of honesty and integrity.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: One of his weapons is a giant circular rainbow.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His moveset involves a lot of graceful twirls, for no apparent reason other than to look fancy.
* EvilerThanThou: In ''3'' both of Motonari's story paths make Yoshitsugu learn the hard way that he has a ''lot'' to learn before he can out-scheme Motonari. Not like Motonari ever gives him the chance though.
* EvilLaugh: More like an evil chuckle, but still no less disturbing.
* FoeYay: With Motochika.
* FriendlessBackground: Which is often used as a FreudianExcuse by the fans. Motonari says he neither needs nor wants friends.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Not above using his mooks as human missiles.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Before he got his ringblade in the second game, he wielded a paper command baton that could set you on fire.
* InsufferableGenius: Never gets tired of telling everyone how there is no way they could ever comprehend his genius plans, or reminding them that his intelligence is superior.
** Like in the anime, this comes off as an InformedAbility.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: About the only person he can talk on an equal level is Yoshitsugu, and Mouri despises him. Apart from that, he only has rivals, pawns and enemies. Motochika delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him on the subject in the third game, claiming that if Motochika were to die his friends and companions would carry on his memories and name after death. Mouri, on the other hand, is going to die alone and unloved and be forgotten within a generation, [[spoiler:especially given that Motochika is about to kill him for masterminding the Shikoku massacre]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Motonari is this ''in spades''. He thinks only he matters in his clan, the rest of his soldiers mean nothing at all. And he feels the same about all the others clans.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ware'
* {{Jerkass}}: It almost seems like his goal is to become the epitome of this trope.
* {{Keigo}}: He's well spoken, but it makes him seem much more arrogant than polite.
* KickTheDog
* LethalChef: As with Motochika, his cooking is ''deadly''. And it's made of ''rainbows''.
* LightIsNotGood: Lampshaded by Oichi in the fighting game.
* ManipulativeBastard: Come ''[=SB3=]'', he is the undisputed master of this, screwing ''everyone'' over in the most cruel fashion order to take over the country.
* TheMinionMaster: Can summon archers to shoot at enemies. Or [[GrievousHarmWithABody to toss at them]].
* TheNeidermeyer: Subverted -- he's a decent fighter and can take care of himself, but still treats his soldiers like dirt.
* NiceHat: A very nice big green hat.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: ''Somehow'' he survived his [[spoiler:utter incineration by Yukimura]], and returns in [[spoiler:the movie]].
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His solar nexus and Basara attack invoke this.
* RingsOfDeath: Make that Giant RingsOfDeath! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtUCyyezFAM&feature=related Some fanworks ran away with it.]]
* TheRival: His designated rival is Motochika, though Mouri doesn't really seem to care one way or another about it.
* TheStoic[=/=]PerpetualFrowner
** NotSoStoic: He loses it whenever Motochika shows pity or accuses him of being [[DontYouDarePityMe "lonely"]]. That or when he starts having flashbacks of being a Xavist.
* StupidSexyFlanders: He is ''very'' pretty. And has ''very'' curvy hips.
* TrapMaster: His techniques are all about setting traps, either with explosive decoys or barriers that bounce enemies around.
* TheUnfettered: Motonari's goal is to ensure peace for his clan, and his complete lack of scruples in going about this even shocks ''Yoshitsugu.''
* TheUnsmile: If he shows the faintest glimpse of a smile, you'd better ''get the hell out'' before you become wrapped up in whatever he's scheming.
* VillainousBreakdown: Goes through an utterly satisfying one in ''3'' if Motochika discovers [[spoiler:his role in Shikoku's destruction]].
* WeHaveReserves: His attitude towards his men, whom he does not hesitate to kill off for any reason.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook
--> ''"I'll soak the earth with the blood of subordinates. Then I'll hunt down the strays..."''
* YouHaveFailedMe: ShootTheHostage taken to the extreme.

!!Shimazu Yoshihiro
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-->Voiced by: KenichiOgata (Japanese), PaulDobson (''Devil Kings''), R Bruce Elliott (anime), Anthony Landor (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"It has been a long time since I've had this much fun!"''

Leader of Satsuma in Kyushu. A CoolOldGuy who likes nothing more than kicking back and getting drunk off his ass. He has a rivalry with [[HumongousMecha Honda Tadakatsu]]. He is called as ''Zaan'' in ''Devil Kings''.
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* TheAlcoholic[=/=]DrunkenMaster
* AscendedExtra: Has a slightly more significant role in the third game, where he wants to clear the way for the new generation.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
** RetiredBadass: Comes out of retirement in time to kick some serious ass at Sekigahara.
* {{BFS}}: Not much good for cutting, great for breaking every single bone in your body. He mixes it up with [[AnAxeToGrind giant axes]] as well.
* BloodKnight: There are two things in this world he loves: good sake and good fights.
* BoisterousBruiser
* BoozeBasedBuff: Like Keiji, one of his skills has his take a huge swig from his sake jug to increase damage.
* CoolOldGuy
* EasyEvangelism: Shows up as a Xavist sometimes.
* EccentricMentor: You might think he's just a crazy old drunk guy with a big sword. You would be wrong...
* GetBackHereBoss: Favors hit-and-run tactics in his stages.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Oira'
* {{Kiai}}: '''"CHEEEEEEEESTOOOOH!"'''
** In ''3'', one of his attacks as a playable character is a kiai loud enough to send mooks flying, break their spirits, or even ''kill'' them at point-blank range.
* MadeOfIron: In ''3'', he gets around his stage by ''swimming through hot springs''. Keep in mind that the water is well above the boiling point in the depths of those things.
** He can also break crates just by running into them, an ability shared by Kanbe, Shingen, Muneshige, Toshiie and Honda.
* MasterSwordsman: His style is known as "Jigenryuu" and consist in a series of high slashes aimed at the neck.
* MightyGlacier
* OldMaster: One of the most accomplished swordsmen about, so much that every other character seems to want lessons.
* OneHitKill: Equipping all his special items in ''3'' allows him to kill enemies like this. Doing so however effectively turns him into a OneHitPointWonder.
** His third super art is one as well, having a long wind-up time but is an instant kill against anyone if it hits (except Nobunaga on hard).
* RedBaron: Is known as "Shimazu the Beast".
* ShockAndAwe
* StartMyOwn: Two of his storylines in the third game involves allying with Kanbe and Muneshige to turn Kyushu into an independent nation, climaxing in beating the crap out of both the western ''and'' eastern army at Sekigahara.

!!Kuroda Kanbe
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-->Voiced by: RikiyaKoyama (Japanese), RichardEpcar (English)

->''"Damn it! Why can't I, just once, not be the one losing?!"''

New character for ''Sengoku Basara 3''. A convict who used to serve Hideyoshi, but was chased to Kyushu and imprisoned by Mitsunari after he tried to seize power himself. Fights with his hands manacled plus a huge chainball attached to it.
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* ActionBomb: One of Kanbe's hilariously [[ComedicSociopathy schadenfreude-laden]] Super Arts has him doing something like this, first by dropping a CartoonBomb on his head from out of nowhere, him doing a DoubleTake at the bomb, which proceeds to blow him up and launch him through the air, on fire, while screaming his catch phrase, capped by him ''exploding'' when he lands... before getting up [[AshFace covered in soot]] [[MadeOfIron but unharmed.]]
* AnimalMotifs: Referred to as "The Badger".
* BlindingBangs: Are they taped to his eyes or something?
** In a few cutscenes, you do catch a glimpse of his eyes though.
* BlowYouAway
* CatchPhrase: "'''WHYYYYYYY?!'''" ("'''NAZEEEEE JAAAAAA?!'''")
* ChainedByFashion
* TheChewToy: So much so that the universe is probably out there to make sure all his plans fail and he never gets free from his cuffs.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The Toyotomi we can understand. But the guys who befriended and trusted him, and promised to help unify Japan?
* ComedicSociopathy: His is the only moveset which has moves which embarrass and humiliate the user, including his normal attack (where he spins his flail until the button is released or he gets dizzy), his Super Art Depression where he hits his manacles against the ball and gets depressed when it fails to shatter them, his Super Art Rolling Attack (where one bad moment of steering will splat him hilariously against a wall) and the above-mentioned Bad Bomb Super Art.
* CursedWithAwesome: He at least makes good use of his punishment, even managing to smash a huge hole in the side of a ship with it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Having such rotten luck would probably make anyone bitter. That and regularly dealing with Yoshitsugu.
-->'''Yoshitsugu:''' Like water and oil... a perfect mix.
-->'''Kanbe:''' Water and oil, huh? We're never gonna get along...
* {{Determinator}}: He ''will'' find a way to get his freedom. Eventually.
* TheDogBitesBack: Eventually he lashes out against Motonari and Yoshitsugu, particularly the latter since he holds the key to Kanbe's cuffs.
* EasyEvangelism: Becomes a Xavist in Sorin's second stage.
* EpicFlail: His ball and chain function this way.
** EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: How he tends to use said ball and chain. If done too much he'll get dizzy, however.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At least one of his soldiers states that Kanbe is a good-looking guy.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: He's never going to get those cuffs off his hands. Not if that damn bird has anything to say about it.
* GeniusBruiser: He is after all a tactician. Granted, a very unsuccessful one.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Shousei'
* LovableTraitor: You gotta admire a guy who's still so bent on world domination despite his horrible luck.
* MadeOfIron: Getting blown up or rammed into walls doesn't seem to bother him much.
* MightyGlacier: Makes up for his lack of speed with a wide range.
* PermaStubble: It's not as if he can shave with his hands like that...
* PluckyComicRelief: He seems to have mostly accepted that everyone is out to ruin his life, takes his defeat in relatively good grace and just keeps coming back for more.
* ShortHairWithTail
* ShoutOut: Come on, you know it's obvious that he's a ShoutOut to [[StreetFighter Cody Travers]]...
** Also, his [[SuplexFinisher Super Art Criminal Smasher]] is basically Zangief's Final Atomic Buster.
* SleevesAreForWimps: And with arms like that, who needs convincing? Helps that it looks like he ripped them off himself.
* SmugSnake: Possibly parodied, as his achievements even refer to him as the "Inadequate Tactician".
* TheStarscream: What got him locked up in the first place. He's still pretty ambitious after being locked up, but first he'll have to do something about these damned cuffs...
** Also, if ignored by Mitsunari, Kanbe will use it as an opportunity to take over his headquarters at Osaka Castle.
* TheStrategist: [[InformedAbility Supposedly.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: Yoshihiro's blue and green paths sees Kanbe joining in a PowerTrio with Yoshihiro and Muneshige and becoming joint ruler of a united Kyushu.
** In his own green path, he teams up with fellow series punching bag Ujimasa and eventually conquers the country on his own terms
* WithMyHandsTied: Although he doesn't actually ''choose'' to fight this way.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Takes after Hideyoshi, since he's got a Piledriver and a [[SuplexFinisher German Suplex]] in his repertoire.
* YankTheDogsChain: In the end of his story mode, after defeating Yoshitsugu and both Ieyasu and Mitsunari, he finally recovers the key to his shackles... which gets promptly stolen by a hawk.
** BrickJoke: [[spoiler:It's possible to have Kanbe insult Mogami Yoshiaki's pet hawk earlier.]] Then the aforementioned theft happens.

!!Tsuruhime
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-->Voiced by: AmiKoshimizu (Japanese), Kat Steel (English)

->''"There are no limits to what I can do!"''

New character for ''Sengoku Basara 3'', a sweet, naive young archer girl and {{Miko}} with no knowledge of the outside world. Obviously Ranmaru's SpiritualSuccessor. Uses a pink bow, and is implied to have hidden psychic powers.
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* AnachronismStew: ''Come on'', this girl was supposed to be dead BEFORE Nobunaga rose to power!
* TheArcher: To the point where Oichi mistakes her for Ranmaru in her stage.
* BobHaircut
* CooldownHug: Gives one to [[spoiler:Oichi]], promising to become her friend.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Apparently, [[spoiler:her whole family are dead]]. Though you wouldn't know this from her demeanor.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles
* GenkiGirl: She literally doesn't know the meaning of the word 'sadness'.
* GetBackHereBoss: Mixed with TimeLimitBoss, when first encountered in her stage she'll jump to different boats after a certain period of time. Eventually she'll just jump to the far end of the map regardless of whether or not she's defeated.
* GirlyRun
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She initially thinks Yoshitsugu is the nicest guy around, and that Motochika is the villain. Indeed, it takes ''[[TheChessmaster Motonari]]'' to clue her in that Yoshitsugu has never spoken an honest word in his life.
* AnIcePerson
* TheIngenue
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* InstantFanclub: One of her skills turns enemy mooks into this, who dance around shouting her name with hearts in their eyes.
* LargeHam: Whenever she starts gushing about Kotaro.
* LoveBubbles: Whenever Kotaro's around or she's thinking about him.
* MagicalGirl: She can shoot hearts, has supernatural powers, and has a MysteriousProtector[[hottip:*:Kotaro]], who causes her to sparkle when ever he shows up.
* {{Miko}}[=/=]{{Joshikousei}}: Her outfit appears to be a mixture of both.
* NaiveNewcomer
* OneeSama: Sees Magoichi as this, even referring to her this way.
* OracularUrchin: She can foretell the future by performing a special ritual. This makes her very sought after by other armies.
* PantyShot: Due to her not-so-MagicSkirt, she gets a lot of these. The camera seems to go out of its way to capture them.
* PluckyGirl: She jumps into battle without much complaint.
* RescueRomance: Picks up a crush on Kotaro after he takes out some Mooks going after her... [[spoiler:and Motonari...]] [[spoiler:and ''Mitsunari'' too.]]
* RunningGag: Tsuruhime runs to embrace Fuuma, only for him to disappear and her to fall flat on her face. Also being rescued by him then forgetting to ask his name before he leaves.
* SillyMeGesture: In her standard stage ending, complete with bubbles and "tehe!"
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Kotaro is way out of her league, and she doesn't even know his name, but she doesn't show any signs of giving up yet.
* TechnicalPacifist: [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Mooks aside]], Tsuruhime never kills any [[NominalImportance named]] characters in her story. [[spoiler: Only Kotaro showing up to strike the finishing blow saves her from getting killed by someone who exploits this. Several times.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nation of Xavism]]

!!Pontiff Xavi
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-->Voiced by: KozoShioya (Japanese), Lee Tockar (''Devil Kings'')

A foreign missionary who makes it his goal to convert all of Japan to his Religion of [[LoveFreak LOVE!]] Is a big believer in love through superior firepower and boasts some impressive technology.

His name in ''Devil Kings'' is ''Q-ball''.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassPreacher
* {{BFG}}: Wields two handheld cannons that he can also use as tonfas. His Limit Break also drops a Flak Cannon from the sky which is capable of obliterating bosses.
* BlueEyes: To emphasise the fact that he's foreign. Several other characters point this out as unusual.
* {{Camp}}: Most of his followers act like this.
* [[DefeatMeansFriendship Defeat Means Conversion]]: In his campaigns in ''[=SB2=]'' he goes up against Motonari and Yoshihiro. When fighting Xavi they show up as converts (as "Sunday" and "Chesto").
* DualWielding
* AGodAmI: Is the center figure of worship in his religion, although he's a more benevolent case, unlike Motonari.
* {{Gonk}}: A mild case, but still noticeable in a cast otherwise dominated by TheBeautifulElite.
* GratuitousEnglish: Him and any of his converts, plus some occasional GratuitousSpanish.
* HollywoodToneDeaf : His singing has been known to cause headaches, fainting, insanity, and spontaneous conversion.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Positively towers over Itsuki.
* FunnyForeigner: Is usually played as a rather comedic person fond of dancing with a certain fascination of Japan. In ''Devil Kings'' he even has a curious Italian accent.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* LoveFreak: Preaches about love all the time... while blasting heretics to pieces.
* MightyGlacier: Slowest character, bar none.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's really based on Francis Xavier, the man who introduced Christianity to Japan.
* OccidentalOtaku: Somewhat; he has a fascination with ninjas
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: [[BrainBleach His look like miniature versions of himself with curly blond hair and wearing diapers]].
* ParodyReligion: Xavism is a rather overt parody of Catholicism.
* PathOfInspiration: He seems to promote violence, dishonesty, and frequently swindles his enemies and allies alike out of their money. Nonetheless he seems quite genuine about spreading love and such.
* PlayingWithFire
* PutOnABus: Apparently he went home by the time of the third game.
* TheRival: To Itsuki.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Up until ''Samurai Heroes'' his name was usually romanised as "Zabii" or "Zabby".

!!Otomo Sorin
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-->Voiced by: NoriakiSugiyama (Japanese), Jay D. Stone (English)

->''"All together now, [[GratuitousEnglish LET'S HAPPY CEREMONY]]!"''

Introduced in the third game, he is a powerful daimyo of northern Kyushu and a Xavi devotee, who plans to unify the land under Xavi's religion of LOVE.
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* AnachronismStew: Muneshige and Sorin appear to have switched birth dates in-game, given that Sorin in RealLife was thirty years ''older'' than Muneshige.
* AnticlimaxBoss: Before the expansion, whilst Muneshige is hard to beat even while weakened, the Xavi tank can be destroyed in seconds[[hottip:*:otherwise, it's pretty much inoffensive if you stay directly ''in front'' of it, provided it isn't signing while you do that]] and Sorin himself dies after one hit.
* AscendedExtra: Becomes playable at ''Utage'', where he goes from a massive tank to a more miniature version (the regular version being reserved for his LimitBreak).
* BadBoss: Seems to be focused entirely on Muneshige.
* CrossDressingVoices: While his Japanese voice is a high pitched male, there has been a lot of confusion about his English voice (who is female). It does not help that his voice actor (real name Jessica D. Stone) is often credited in any anime and games she appears in (including this one) with the masculine names Jay D. Stone or J.D. Stone.
** ShesAManInJapan: A line by Muneshige in the dub implies that Sorin is a girl, though it's most likely a translation error.
* [[DefeatMeansFriendship Defeat Means Conversion]]: [[NotSoHarmless Sorin will, if left to his own devices,]] convert all of Kyushu to Xavism and enlist Yoshihiro and Kanbe. It's also a major part of his fighting style, in which he can convert mooks in the middle of the fight to augment his moves.
* DanceBattler
** EverythingsFunkierWithDisco
* DreadfulMusician[=/=]SuckinessIsPainful: His tank's singing creates musical notes that physically damage enemies.
* DuetBonding: With [[spoiler:Motonari]]! It's one of the most disturbing and hilarious things you'll ever hear.
* EvilBrit: In the English dub... [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Possibly]].
* HomoeroticSubtext: His stage is covered with portraits of him and Xavi surrounded by roses. Real subtle...
* GiantPoofySleeves
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku'
* {{Jerkass}}: He treats Muneshige ''badly'' to say the least.
* KillItWithFire: His mini-tank in Mecha mode sprouts out flamethrowers that can be used as jet boosters.
* LightIsNotGood
* LoopedLyrics
--> Xavi Xavi Xavi Xavi Xaaaavi~ Sorin Sorin Sorin Sorin Sooorin~
* MiniMecha
* MotorMouth: He's a passionate public speaker and if he's not ranting then he's singing. At least he's better at it than [[HollywoodToneDeaf Xavi]].
* PsychoSupporter: He's basically your stereotypical religious fanatic.
* TheRemnant: Arguably. Xavi is nowhere to be seen after Sorin takes charge, though apparently he just went on holiday.
* SissyVillain: Comes with being a Xavist. His voice doesn't help either (particularly the [[CrossDressingVoices English voice]]).
* SkipOfInnocence: It's his running animation.
* SuperMode: His MiniMecha mode. With it, Sorin upgrades himself from frantic spinning and ear-bursting prayer to flamethrowers and lasers. He also becomes insanely fast when using his flamethrowers as boosters.
* TankGoodness: His weapon is a tank with Xavi's face on it. In ''Utage'' it gains robotic limbs and EyeBeams.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveFailedMe]]: [[spoiler:Muneshige's ending in ''Utage'' has Sorin angrily chasing Muneshige for slapping him.]]

!!Tachibana Muneshige
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-->Voiced by: TetsuInada (Japanese), KyleHebert (English)

->''"All people are slaves to something, be it their lord, their general, or some other unfortunate fate..."''

New character introduced in the third game. A vassal of the Otomo clan, noted for his bravery and strength both in battle and everyday life.
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* AnachronismStew: His Raikiri, which are a pair of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome chainsaws!]]
* AscendedExtra: Hell yes, he's playable in ''Utage''!
* AwesomeButImpractical: Despite other characters commenting on how powerful and intimidating his Raikiri are, he comments that he wishes they were more practical to wield.
* {{Badass}}: Undeniably.
** CulturedBadass: Keeps a journal and is currently engrossed in ''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji''. He would also rather talk this out [[ASpotOfTea over tea]].
** BadassCape: Has one on each shoulder.
** BadassBeard
* BeleagueredAssistant
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He's a ''lovely'', caring, peaceful and noble man under that hulking bearded exterior. Shame being a fearsome samurai and all, he can't show that side of himself often.
* ButtMonkey: No matter who he works for, he will be treated like complete '''shit'''.
** He also has to deal with his abusive lord's antics, all to be reunited with his wife and serve his clan based on the virtue of loyalty. Poor, big ol' Muneshige...
* ChainsawGood
* CoolOldGuy: Is friendly with Ujimasa, Yoshihiro and Shingen.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud
-->"Afterwards I'll have a bath and rest well!... Er, no, I mean, there must be a mistake..."
* TheDogBitesBack[=/=]GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: His story in ''Utage'' begins when he finally loses patience with Sorin and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome slaps him]]!!''
** YankTheDogsChain: Unfortunately for him, this just makes Sorin pissed enough to kick him out. [[spoiler:And send a few torpedoes his way.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: It's probably no coincidence that the map featuring the game's treatment of Christianity also features a character you essentially force to commit [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumi-e fumi-e]].
* TheDragon: To Sorin.
** DragonInChief: In a manner of speaking. In any of the story paths where the Otomo clan is significant, it's because someone wants to talk to Muneshige, and not Sorin. Muneshige is completely loyal to Sorin, however.
** NobleTopEnforcer
* DualWielding: Of, it should be repeated, '''chainsaws'''.
* AFatherToHisMen: Says that he wants his troops to bond as a family, since this is how he sees them. Aww.
* TheFettered: Sorin has to be beaten up by Yoshihiro before he even lets Muneshige leave the castle.
* HenpeckedHusband: His wife is apparently [[BeyondTheImpossible far stronger and more skilled than Muneshige]], and will beat him up or throws things at him if he annoys her.
** Possibly a TakeThat to rival series ''SamuraiWarriors'', where Ginchiyo is characterized as being abrasive, stubborn, and an impressive {{tsundere}} towards her Muneshige.
* HonorBeforeReason: Will not take the shortcuts in his stage once the player activates them due to them having a portrait of Sorin on them, which would mean stepping upon the face of his lord. If the player makes it to Sorin before him, he'll be stuck on the other side unable to help.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: A move of his has him impale an enemy with one of his chainsaws and then electrocuting them with it.
* ImplacableMan: He's the second hardest character to stun, after Tadakatsu, and his direct attacks are almost impossible to block.
** Just to rub it in, dueling Muneshige involves him blocking your blows, and doing nothing else unless you lose. Despite this he's the second-hardest character to duel, and Tadakatsu is actually hitting you ''back''.
* InnerMonologue: Usually involves the Raikiri and/or his wife. And constant despair over his current situation.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Temae', sometimes 'Washi'
* MightyGlacier: As a boss, he's ''just'' slow enough that you can outrun him if not willing to face his saw. The game encourages it. As a playable character, he's upgraded to standard Mighty Glacier speed.
* MundaneUtility: Apparently his wife uses his Raikiri to prune her bonsai trees.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Clearly isn't very happy with Sorin's fascination with Xavism, or the way he treats him, but remains unfailingly loyal to him regardless. Either that or he's just given up.
** According to his ending, it seems that after being forced to [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The Earth]] he decided he misses his lord after all.
* NoNameGiven: Although Ginchiyo's name is common knowledge amongst fans, in-game Muneshige always refers to her as "the wife".
* RedBaron: "Thunder King". Well-deserved, especially given half his moveset involves calling lightning to electrocute people.
* ReluctantWarrior: He talks quite a bit about wanting to give up being a samurai and live peacefully.
* ShockAndAwe: And did we mention his Raikiri are ''lightning'' chainsaws?
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SparklingStreamOfTears: Also TearsOfJoy, when he is finally reunited with Sorin in Kyoto after being sent away. [[spoiler:Turns out Sorin wasn't quite as pleased to see him.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: Like Kanbe, joining up with Yoshihiro, like he does in Yoshihiro's blue and green paths, is more or less the best thing that can happen to him.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite all the crap he puts up with, he's loyal to a fault to his lord and will only leave his side if given permission.
* UnfortunateNames: His Xavism baptism name (forced on him by Sorin, even though he's not a Xavist) is "Gallop". Mune... Errr... "Gallop" decides to wear it with as much pride he can muster since his lord gave it to him.
* TheUnseen: His wife is often mentioned, but never makes an appearance. Funnily enough Muneshige is the only one who seems to notice her absence.
** Historically accurate, [[AnachronismStew shockingly enough]]. Ginchiyo and Muneshige were separated (along with their clan) during the late Sengoku era for political reasons.
* YankTheDogsChain: His ending, where it seems that Sorin has forgiven him and wants to take him back. [[spoiler:Turns out he's just looking for revenge. Nonetheless, he seems to be content at things going back to normal.]]
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Isn't exactly bursting with joy when Sorin compliments him by saying he's acting more like a Xavist.
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[[folder:Others]]

!!Itsuki
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-->Voiced by: TomokoKawakami[=/=]MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese), JanyseJaud (''Devil Kings'')

A cute young girl leading a peasant rebellion with a [[DropTheHammer Hammer]] gifted to her from the gods.

She is known as ''Puff'' in ''Devil Kings'' and speaks with a strong [[DeepSouth southern accent]] for some reason.
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* CryCute
* CuteBruiser: Although she herself isn't that strong, her hammer sure packs a punch.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After she defeats him, Masamune convinces her not to give up on her dreams, and shows her that not all samurai are evil. In ''Battle Heroes'', he goes to rescue her from the Toyotomi and will take revenge for the village.
* DropTheHammer: Which she swings awkwardly.
* ExposedToTheElements: Her outfit is hardly appropriate considering she's running around in ''sub-zero'' temperatures. There is no way she's not cold! However, it's all part of [[{{Lolicon}} her appeal]].
* GaiasVengeance: Her hammer is apparently gifted to her from the gods, and a good amount of her techniques are snow-based.
* GirlishPigtails
* GlacierWaif: Has one of the slowest attack speed of all the characters.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: One of her attack options has her ditch the hammer and whale on the opponents with her fists. Similar to Masamune's Claws in that while she gets a new combo, she's unable to block.
* HarmfulToMinors: Saw her village burnt to the ground and people slaughtered, then got sucked into the horrors of war.
* AnIcePerson
* ImprobableAge: So why is a twelve year old girl the leader of a violent peasant uprising?
* ImprobableWeaponUser: It's a freakin' giant ''mallet''!
* InstantFanclub: They wear pink jackets and exist to scream her name.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ora'
* LittleMissBadass
* MagicalGirl: Some of her attacks, as well as her alternate costume, resemble this. She even has a ''wand'' as one of her weapons.
* MissingMom: Implied to be dead.
* OnlyOneName
* TheOtherDarrin: Following TomokoKawakami's death in 2011, she will be voiced by MiyukiSawashiro.
* PluckyGirl
* PrecociousCrush: It's sometimes implied she has one on Masamune.
* PutOnABus: She isn't so much as mentioned in the third game. The manga seems to imply that Masamune convinced her to stop fighting.
* RebelLeader
* LaResistance: Heads a peasant rebellion against the oppressive samurai.
* TheRival: To Xavi, apparently...
* TohokuRegionalAccent: Makes her sound rough, crude and somewhat boyish.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Looks more silver than white in-game.

!!Imagawa Yoshimoto
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-->Voiced by: KozoShioya (Japanese), BrianDrummond (''Devil Kings''), Barry Yandell (anime)

->''"Is my face so overwhelmingly refined?"''

An influential, yet idiotic man, and a coward to boot, who lives in a flamboyant fantasy world. Essentially, everybody wants to kill him.

Known as Muri in ''Devil Kings''.
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* DirtyCoward: Will substitute mooks for himself, while he runs away.
* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: His basara involves him attempting some highly dangerous disco dancing.
* ImprobableWeapon: A giant folding fan.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Maro'
* JokeCharacter: Between this and the one in the ''SamuraiWarriors'' games it's easy to guess that the real Yoshimoto isn't the most highly regarded historical figure in Japan
* KilledOffForReal: In the third game, supposedly for the sake of canon.
* LightEmUp
* TooDumbToLive: Did he really think it would be a good idea to take on Masamune AND Yukimura?
* UpperClassTwit: Constantly talks about how he's from a good family and BlueBlood and all that, while being one of the weakest characters and a bumbling idiot at that.
* VerbalTic: Says "oja" a lot.

!!Hojo Ujimasa
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-->Voiced by: Tadashi Miyazawa (Japanese), Louis Chirillo (''Devil Kings''), Jerry Russell (anime), William Knight (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"I can hear it! I can hear the laughter of defeat approaching!"''

The old master of Odawara Castle and habitual employer of Fuuma Kotaro. Is constantly overshadowed by the others BadAss characters around him. Becomes a playable character in ''Utage''.

Known as Orwik in ''Devil Kings''.
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* ButtMonkey: He even lampshades this in his boss opening in ''3'', where he states that he just wants to win ''once''.
-->''"What's the problem? Why am I angry? I'll tell you why! Why can't I be the one who wins?!"''
* CrackOhMyBack: His bad back and its habit of giving out at the worst possible moment is a RunningGag.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: One of his main flaws. When accused of kidnapping Ieyasu in ''[=SB3=]'' and having Tadakatsu and the Tokugawa army knocking his door down, Ujimasa's response is to ''send Kotaro out to explain'' (for those of you who haven't read that far yet: Kotaro is ''[[TheVoiceless mute]]''). It works altogether less-than-stellar.
* GivingUpTheGhost: When he sneezes, his spirit momentarily leaves his body, then goes back in.
* GrumpyOldMan: Admittedly he has a hard time of it.
* AnIcePerson
* JapanesePronouns: 'Washi'
* JokeCharacter
** LethalJokeCharacter as of ''Utage''
* LargeHam
* MightyGlacier: He can however boost himself into a LightningBruiser.
* {{Necromancer}}: He can summon the ghosts of his ancestors to fight. Not that they help him in the anime...
** His 'Past Glory' Super art in ''Utage'' has him being possessed by one of his ancestor's spirit, greatly improving his moveset.
* NiceHat: Can wear a moxibustion hat to speed up his movements.
* RamblingOldManMonologue: Loves reminiscing about the days of yore to whoever happens to be there at the time.
* ShoutOut: If he performs said move while on his 'Past Glory' mode. He ends up surfing on his spear ala [[DragonBall Tao Pai Pai.]]
* SuperMode: His Past Glory mode, which, like Masamune's Six Claws stance, give him a more powerful moveset in exchange of being unable to block.
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Spear Always Works]]: One of his new moves in ''Utage'' has him throw his spear. He forgets to let go and ends up flying after it.
* TookALevelInBadass: Gameplay-wise in ''Utage'', where he can actually cause pretty bad damage.
* [[BladeOnAStick Twelve Blades on a Stick]]: His weapon is literally a bunch of swords stuck at the end of a pole. Needless to say, he wields it with difficulty.

!!Fuuma Kotaro
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->''"..."''

A mysterious legendary {{Ninja}}. He usually, but not always, works for the Hojo clan. Known specifically for being very good at his job, if a little ruthless (he doesn't seem to care who he kills as long as he completes his mission). He [[TheVoiceless never speaks]] and his face is [[HiddenEyes never shown]], so it's hard to tell what he's thinking. He's back in ''SengokuBasara 3'', siding with the Eastern Army since the Hojo allied with them. He even went as far as saving Tsuruhime, but it's still not clear what his purpose is.
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* AscendedExtra: From NPC to PC in the second expansion.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassArmFold: His idle animation.
* BlingOfWar: His belt, visor, shoulder guards and graves are intricately engraved with FlowerMotifs.
* BlowYouAway
* [[spoiler:BrownEyes]]
* CareerKiller: It seems his primary function (aside from delivering messages and stealing valuables) is an an assassin.
* DualWielding: Wields two [[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana ninja-to]].
* EnigmaticMinion: Who he's working for varies from time to time, but particularly under Hisahide.
* FacialMarkings: Red markings on his cheeks and chin, which appear to be paint seeing as how they change with his outfits. In one case the stripes look like flames and he is given demonic fangs.
* FashionableAsymmetry: His left sleeve is inexplicably absent.
* FeatherMotif: Black feathers surround him wherever he goes. It's never explained why, however he is sometimes depicted with black wings and rumored to be a demon.
* FragileSpeedster
* FuumaShuriken: It's only natural he should wield one considering that they're ''named'' after him. Used a pair as an NPC, and a single much bigger one later on.
* HiddenEyes: Hidden beneath his helmet (though he does have eye slits).
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Somewhat implied in his devotion to protecting Tsuruhime, and the fact that he comes to Ujimasa's rescue despite the old man's pleas to retreat. Although, he ''could'' just be thinking about his money...
* ICanStillFight: When defeated, he'll try to stand up and continue fighting. He looks almost surprised to realise he's been hit.
* ItsProbablyNothing: Because of his speed most people just assume it's the wind passing through.
* LegacyImmortality: It's said that he's [[spoiler:not the first Fuuma Kotaro]].
* MysteriousProtector: Becomes this for Tsuruhime for some reason.
* {{Ninja}}
** FlashStep: His main asset, which borders on teleportation.
** WalkOnWater
* NonverbalMiscommunication: As he literally only either stares blankly or kicks ass, it's no wonder Ieyasu thought he was initially an enemy.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens to him in the anime, when Takeda Shingen [[HomeRunHitter megaton punches]] him in the face. He probably would've flown a lot further if there hadn't been a wall in the way...
* ReverseGrip
* TheSpock: Whether he actually has feelings or not, he shows no emotion ''whatsoever''.
* TheVoiceless: It's implied he's mute, but not explained why.
** VisibleSilence: "............" is his only reaction.
* WingedHumanoid: As noted above, he is given four black wings in [[http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae279/hollowchan/img077.jpg one of his outfits]] from ''Heroes''.

!!Matsunaga Hisahide
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-->Voiced by: KeijiFujiwara (Japanese) KentWilliams (anime)

->''"It is good to have desires... no matter how you look at it, all men will die soon."''

Known as the "Villain of the Sengoku Era" and rightly so. A very shrewd man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, he's responsible for most of the bad karma hanging around in ''Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes''. Seems to like kidnapping people and tying them to pillars. ''Utage'' will mark the first time he's been playable.
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* AlasPoorYorick: At one point in the anime he plays around with [[spoiler:Nobunaga]]'s skull while monologuing. Apparently planned to make it into a ''sake'' cup.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: In the anime dub.
* AscendedExtra: Hisahide is a fan favorite despite not being playable in his appearance. His inclusion in ''Utage'' as a playable character is met with MUCH praise.
* BeardOfEvil: Like Nobunaga, he has some evil facial hair.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: He'd rather blow himself up than give his enemy the pleasure of offing him.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In the anime, claims to have no memory of the incident that proved Hideyoshi's StartOfDarkness. Then again, he could've just been screwing with Keiji.
* CardCarryingVillain
* CoolSword: Among the various {{Improbable Weapon User}}s of this universe he uses a long, fashionable longsword.
* TheCollectorOfTheStrange: Collects various different antiques and famous artifacts, but also collects ''people''.
** Taken to an extreme in ''Utage'', where he's now collecting metaphysical objects like bonds and names, like his [[spoiler:taking Mitsuhide's real name and turning him into Tenkai]] and [[spoiler:robbing Mitsunari of his bond with Ieyasu by killing him in his story mode.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Strong opponent poses a threat? Poison them!
* CompanionCube: His beloved teapot, named 'Hiragumo'. He even talks to it and carries pieces of it around with him after it shatters.
* CrazyPrepared: Blows himself up when [[spoiler:Kojuro]] ultimately bests him in the first season of the anime... [[spoiler:only to turn up at the ruins of Azuchi, completely fine, in the second season, with no more than a HandWave as to how he survived.]]
* DramaticPause: He speaks very sloooowly and often leaves overly long gaps in between words or even syllables.
* EvillyAffable: He's polite, sophisticated and genteel. Shame he's such an ass...
* EvilLaugh
* FashionableAsymmetry: His alternating black, white and yellow outfit.
* FingerSnapLighter: The claws on his left hand serve this purpose.
* FoeYay: He certainly seems to relish the idea of beating up Kojuro a little too much in the anime. There's also the way he whispers salaciously to Mitsunari [[spoiler:when he's got him pinned underfoot]] in ''Utage''.
* ForTheEvulz: He doesn't have a whole lot to gain by ruining everybody else's life or stealing their things, as he believes nothing lasts forever. He's just doing it because it's fun and because he can.
* {{Guyliner}}: The latest renders of him seem to sport this quite thickly.
* HannibalLecture: Gives one to Yukimura in the anime (while playing with [[spoiler:Nobunaga's]] skull for added effect). It doesn't quite stick, but nevertheless it helps [[BreakTheCutie break Yukimura's confidence]].
** As a playable character he's spewing them out left, right and centre.
* HavingABlast
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While the historical Hisahide was a villainous trickster, he certainly wasn't as much of a dick as he is here.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Mooks]]: He kidnaps several Date soldiers in order to get his hands on Masamune's swords. Also, he was bored.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Subverted: He carries one (a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachi tachi]] specifically) but his real weapon is actually a straight longsword.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In the anime he has a pretty awesome, if rather eerie, theme that follows him whenever he appears.
* ManipulativeBastard: He's the reason Hideyoshi became DrunkWithPower and [[spoiler:killed his wife]]. He also saps Masamune's will to fight and almost drives Kojuro to [[{{Seppuku}} suicide]].
* NeckLift: One of his moves in ''Utage'' consists of lifting the struggling character by the neck one-handed before immolating them. He picks up Ieyasu this way in story mode.
* NietzscheWannabe: Constantly waxes about how fleeting and transient the world is and at the end of the day everything and everyone is just a disposable object that will eventually vanish into obscurity.
* NonchalantDodge: He moves extremely quickly but makes it seem like little effort.
* OminousWalk: The only character who can walk as well as run. Looks like he's just taking a leisurely stroll through the battlefield.
* PlayingWithFire
** KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:What he does to Ieyasu.]]
* SkunkStripe: Several, probably due to aging.
* StuffBlowingUp: Happens a lot when he's around, probably as a reference to the historical Hisahide's death (he's said to have [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled blown himself up]], becoming Japan's first ever bomb victim).
** [[spoiler: After defeating Nobunaga he blows him up at the end of his story.]]
* SuicideAttack: How he dies in the anime. Also a case of BetterToDieThanBeKilled. [[spoiler: The second season reveals it was all a ruse.]]
** In ''Utage'', his death animation has him blowing himself up.
* WickedCultured: He's erudite with gentlemanly manners, very knowledgeable about these priceless artefacts he collects and genuinely appreciates them aesthetically. Also seems to be a Buddhist.
* WithMyHandsTied: Specifically, he always keeps one of his arms behind his back, only using it for [[FingerSnapLighter snapping]] or [[NeckLift choking]].

!! Miyoshi Death Squad

-> ''"Know how helpless you are and say farewell."''

A trio of brothers who serve Hisahide and seem to share his ideals.
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* CoolMask
* {{Elite Mook}}s
* FinishingEachOthersSentences
* GiantWaistRibbon
* TerribleTrio
* WarriorPoet

!!MiyamotoMusashi
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-->Voiced by: DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Sean Michael Teague (anime)

->''"I'm the strongest ever, you moron!"''

A young swordsman who can be randomly encountered throughout ''Sengoku Basara 2''. He is eager to prove that he is the best in the world, and as such ambushes anyone he comes across and makes them fight him. Thinks everyone else is an idiot.
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* AnimeHair
* AscendedExtra: Briefly becomes playable in the ''Heroes'' expansions.
* BatterUp: His Basara Attack, which has him not only swing what might be a tree trunk as a bat, but chucks it at the enemy.
* BrattyHalfPint: He's so annoying most characters can't stand it long enough to even duel him.
* CatchPhrase: "[[{{Baka}} BAKA!]]"
* CherryTapping: His taunt, which is a spit to the ground can actually cause some damage. He even has an item that boosts its power.
* ConfusionFu: In the anime Yukimura finds him difficult to fight since he can't predict Musashi's next move.
* DualWielding: Though he seems to have a limitless supply of weapons, which he chucks randomly at the enemy.
* FacialMarkings: Red stripes on his cheeks, rather like warpaint.
* IShallTauntYou
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore-sama'
* MightyGlacier: A majority of his moves are either rather slow or have lengthy recovery time.
* OddNameOut: He's probably the only playable character without an element.
* PutOnABus: No word on his whereabouts during the events of the third game onwards.
* SurferDude: He talks like one in the anime dub.
* ToBeAMaster
* TrouserSpace: Activating his Basara Attack causes him to pull some sort of giant broom from the front of his pants. That thing's gotta scratch...
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Yes. Yes it does.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: All he wears are his sleeves and a {{sarashi}} after all.
* WalkingTheEarth: Travels far and wide in his search for strong opponents.
* WildCard: He's technically a {{ronin}} and doesn't answer to anyone, doing things his own way.
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: As with his historical counterpart, he wields a pair of these. His best weapons however are a pair of plain-looking katanas though.
* WorfEffect: In one scene of the anime he's fighting soldiers along with Yoshihiro... and is send flying by ''a bunch of mooks'' as soon as he's distracted.
* WorthyOpponent: The reason he goes round challenging everyone is so he can find one of these. He appears to have discovered them in the form of Naoe Kanetsugu.

!! SasakiKojiro

Introduced in ''Battle Heroes'' as NPC. The man who fought a legendary duel against MiyamotoMusashi at Ganryujima.
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* AnticlimaxBoss: He is the last boss in Musashi's story mode, so he must be hard, [[SarcasmMode right]]?
* [[spoiler:DefeatMeansFriendship: Musashi befriends Kojiro after defeating him. They shake hands before ending credits.]]
* EliteMook.
* {{Expy}}: Of Naoe Kanetsugu, who is absent in this game. He shares the same personality and "I am invincible!" CatchPhrase.
* JokeCharacter: EliteMook as a last boss.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Musashi calls him only by his alternate name "Ganryu."
* TheRival: To Musashi.

!!Honganji Kennyo
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-->Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (Japanese)

Leader of the Ikko monks, he's a huge, fat man who cares only about gold and wealth and stores lots of gold in his fortress.
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* CarryABigStick: His weapon is a "khakkhara", a huge monk staff with a large iron ring attached to it.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* FatBastard: According to him it's all muscle though.
* [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Historical Jerkass Upgrade]]: Well, Kennyo was supposed to be the leader of the anti-Nobunaga monks but here he's just a fat jerk who has only money in mind.
* HomoeroticSubtext: He sure has a lot of fun admiring the other male characters' muscular physiques.
* HumongousMecha: Keeps two huge, moving golden Nio statues in his fortress.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Sessha'
* LargeAndInCharge
* LightIsNotGood: Not really evil, just greedy.
* MrViceGuy: He's really, ''really'' obsessed with money.
* NunTooHoly: He's supposed to be the chief abbot of the Ikko sect....
* SacrificialLamb: Gets killed off in the first minutes of anime episode 1, just to show what a sick bastard Mitsuhide is.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Attempts to bribe his way out of fights. He can even turn your own soldiers against you by tossing coins at them.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Can make a giant, flash copy of himself made of light.
* SmallNameBigEgo: For the last time we DO NOT want to see your so called "glorious muscles"!
* StoutStrength
* WarriorMonk: Despite everything, he's still a fighter.

!!Saika Magoichi
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-->Voiced by: SayakaOhara (Japanese), KarenStrassman (English)

->''"Let the bell toll for the proud Saika Faction! Soon, you will know the superior strength we possess!"''

A new playable character in ''[=SB3=]''. The third leader of the Saika Ikki, a group of gun-toting mercenaries and... apparently female. Seems to be the SpiritualSuccessor to Nouhime. A strong and independent woman with great pride and honour, she has relationships with many other characters in the series.
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* ActionGirl
* AnachronismStew: Even for this game. Machine gun? Heat seeking rocket launcher? One of her Super Arts involves calling in air support!
* AnimalMotifs[=/=]AnimalThemeNaming: Her skills and weapons are named after birds. She also has a habit of giving people bird nicknames.
* {{Badass}}: Oh is she ever.
** BadassBoast
--> '''''"Oda Nobunaga, I will fill you up with lead and send you back to hell!!"'''''
* BareYourMidriff and SexyBacklessOutfit
* BloodKnight: War is the Saika's way of life, as she will never fail to remind you. However she does admit it's a harsh and undesirable one.
* ChewingTheScenery: When facing Nobunaga... boy oh boy, Maggie's having a hell of a time screaming on how she's going to kick his ass back to Hell...
* CoolBigSis: To Tsuruhime.
* [[spoiler:TheDanza: Motochika implies her former name, before she took up the title of Magoichi, was Sayaka.]]
** [[spoiler:[[DoNotCallMePaul Don't Call Me Sayaka]]]]
* DopeSlap: Punches Motochika on the head and tells him to get a grip during his HeroicBSOD. It's really kinda adorable.
* FieryRedhead: She's calmer than most, but definitely fits when she gets her ActionGirl on.
* FingerlessGloves
* GenderFlip: Through loophole exploitation; the three men historically known to have used the name Magoichi Saika appear as officers in her stage
* GlassCannon
* GunFu: One of her skills involves spin-kicking her opponent upwards then shooting them full of holes while they're still airborne. And that's just ''one'' of them.
* TheGunslinger: Type B - [[MoreDakka The Vaporizer]] and Type C - [[GunFu The Woo]].
* HiredGuns: Has worked for both the Oda and the Toyotomi in the past. Neither ended well (Toyotomi's reasons are unknown but Nobunaga [[spoiler:personally killed the previous Magoichi]]).
* HotAmazon: At least for Keiji, who falls in love with her immediately after she delivers a flying kick to his face. Masamune also admits that her strength and attitude are major turn-ons.
* HyperspaceArsenal: She carries enough things that go boom in {{hammerspace}} to equip a small infantry platoon.
* JapanesePronouns: Interesting example, she always uses the plural pronoun 'warera', since the Saika see themselves as one individually and collectively.
* LadyOfWar: Her moves are dynamic but at the same time extremely graceful.
* MaleGaze: The shots of her in the game opening are pure, unabashed {{fanservice}}.
** And when Keiji meets her, the camera zooms straight in on the first three places that catch his eye: boobs, belly, and butt. It happens again at the end of his story when he's "checking for injuries".
* MacrossMissileMassacre
* MoreDakka: She carries six pistols strapped to her thigh (which she uses [[BeyondTheImpossible all at the same time]]), a shotgun, a [[AnachronismStew machine gun and a rocket launcher]].
* MsFanservice: Not as blatant as Kasuga, but Maggie sure as hell is fanservicey.
* {{Nakama}}: The Saika Faction.
* OfCorsetsSexy: And she apparently keeps it on with sheer willpower.
* PlayingWithFire
* ShipTease: With Keiji, who is madly in love with her but, depending on which path you choose, still has far to go. Surprisingly quite a bit with Motochika too.
* ShowgirlSkirt: Makes her outfit look more feminine and elegant. And swishes dramatically in the wind.
* TheStoic: Normally appears serious and unflappable, and speaks with an almost robotic tone. She doesn't even blink when Mitsunari puts his sword to her throat.
** NotSoStoic: Shows obvious terror when Nobunaga comes back and has a hard time calming herself down.
* StuffBlowingUp
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Has a much softer side underneath her cold exterior, which she only keeps up due to her position.
* ThrowawayGuns: Her pistols are this. They can even cause damage if they hit enemies when she throws them.

!! Kobayakawa Hideaki
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-->Voiced by: JunFukuyama (Japanese), TonyOliver (English)

->''"Oh no! You shouldn't count on me!"''

New NPC introduced in ''[=SB3=]''. He is a young and cowardly relative of the Toyotomi, who famously betrayed Mitsunari at Sekigahara. Afraid of war, he seeks advice from the monk Tenkai and his guardian Motonari, unaware that he is little more than an intrument to their plans. Likes gourmet food and preparing hotpot.
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* AscendedExtra: To become a PC in ''Utage''.
* AnimalMotifs: His helmet and the giant saucepan on his back make him resemble an atlas beetle, which are highly prized in Japan.
* ApologisesALot: Sometimes tries to stand up for himself, only to fall to the ground and start begging to be spared.
* BigEater: Prefers to eat the stress away...
* ButtMonkey: ''Everyone'' treats him horribly. Aside from [[TheMessiah Ieyasu]] (who still has Tadakatsu shoot artillery cannons at him, to ensure that he betrays Mitsunari).
** [[http://spikefetish.tumblr.com/post/2905788944/sengoku-basara-samurai-heroes-ps3-wii-good Motonari]] and [[http://spikefetish.tumblr.com/post/2905345808/sengoku-basara-samurai-heroes-ps3-wii Mitsunari]] though are the worst offenders.
* ConfusionFu: In ''Utage'', he fights with a combination of his own clumsiness and weaponizing his eating habits.
* CuteShotaroBoy: Baffling as it sounds, when he's not being a gutless coward there are moments he's so cute it's ''painful''.
* DirtyCoward: It's hard not to [[LovableCoward sympathise with him a bit]], since he's surrounded on all sides by [[WorldOfBadass people much stronger than he is]] bullying him into fighting for them, and only wants to eat his hotpot in peace. However he [[TemptingFate does himself no favors]] by acting self-important, and is so pathetically weak and indecisive he becomes [[TheLoad a burden to everyone else]].
* EdibleBludgeon: Can throw vegetables as weapons.
* ExtremeDoormat: So much so that Motonari actually walks over him in one scene. In high heels no less.
* FragileFlower: A male example, played for comedy. He cries at the slightest provocation, but it makes him more annoying than {{moe}}.
* FryingPanOfDoom: Fights with the pot he uses for cooking.
* GetBackHereBoss
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Pulls one of these at Sekigahara, though he's not given much of a choice since Tadakatsu is firing cannons at him.
** [[spoiler:Averted in the movie]]. He's [[spoiler:trying to do good]] but his own failure to realize that [[spoiler:Tenkai is manipulating him]] causes him to be a UnwittingPawn.
* HomoeroticSubtext: He really ''really'' looks up to Kojuro-san.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: '''How''' does he not realise Tenkai does not have his best interests at heart?!
** He realizes it in the movie when [[spoiler:he sees the dark hands Oichi uses rampage across Sekigahara]].
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku'
* TheKlutz: About 80% of his moveset consists of falling over.
* LethalJokeCharacter: Despite the above method of attack, he's a great crowd-clearer.
* MistakenForBadass: Thanks to Tenkai, most of the characters he meets during his story think he's some legendarily strong warrior and want to fight him.
* OddFriendship: With Tenkai, who Hideaki seems to genuinely consider a friend and care for.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like Yoshitsugu, he's known by his court title "Kingo" to almost everyone in the Japanese version.
* PlayingWithFire
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl
* SelectiveObliviousness: During his story mode it takes him so long to catch onto the situation he becomes borderline TooDumbToLive.

!! Mogami Yoshiaki
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-->Voiced by: TetsuShiratori (Japanese), Christopher Smith (English)

->''"There are none in this world that compare to me, the renowned, the feared, lord Yoshiaki!"''

Yet another NPC introduced ''[=SB3=]''. He is the daimyo of Ushuu and Masamune's uncle, though they dislike each other. An extremely pompous man who seems to think he's number one, fabulous and likes to get his men to look fabulous and well-cultured. Has a funky moustache and wields a rapier. Likes tea.
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* AnnoyingLaugh: A high-pitched "Ahahaha!"
* AscendedExtra: Becomes playable in ''Utage''.
* CloudCuckoolander
* CombatPragmatist: His fighting style is based mostly upon using feints, counterattacks and generally being unpredictable.
* CunningLikeAFox: Describes himself as such. In the English version, he's called as a weasel instead.
* TheDandy: Ironic, considering he's much less attractive than most.
* DastardlyWhiplash: If only he had a top hat...
* DefensiveFeintTrap: One of his techniques has him groveling on the ground for forgiveness only to counter-attack when hit.
* DisproportionateRetribution: He refuses to give [[spoiler:Kanbe]] his key back, simply because the latter called Yoshiaki's pet hawk "stupid".
* EntitledBastard: Thinks that, after causing Masamune so much trouble, he should consider it an honour that Yoshiaki wants to team up with him.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His final attack causes a huge, tornado-shaped blizzard.
* EvilUncle: He plans to usurp Masamune's province first chance he gets.
* FeatheredFiend: His falcon, Starlight Starbright, which seems to go out of its way to troll Kanbe.
* AnIcePerson
* IdentityAmnesia: After [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat landing head first]] in the Nation of Xavism, Yoshiaki loses his memories and styles himself a guardian angel. Sorin buys it.
* ISurrenderSuckers: One of his moves involves insincerely pleading for his life before delivering a wicked strike
* JapanesePronouns: 'Wagahai'
* LookBehindYou: One of his new moves.
* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Can carve ice sculptures of himself around opponents.
* NotSoHarmless: He was the one who [[spoiler:kidnapped Matsu and blamed it on Ieyasu.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Essentially his fighting style, especially in ''Utage,'' where he has such moves as LookBehindYou, playing dead, and pretending to stumble before attacking.
* OverlyLongName: Has a habit of giving his pets, weapons and attacks these in the Japanese version.
* RoyalRapier: Which he claims is [[BlatantLies much heavier than it looks]].
* RunningGag: His story mode has him being punched/thrown/[[HumanCannonball fired out of a cannon]], becoming a TwinkleInTheSky and flying (sometimes across the whole country!) toward his next destination.
* SissyVillain: When it comes down to it he's really not that brave.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's almost impossibly arrogant, despite how he always fails pitifully, going on and on about how wonderful and amazing he is and how everyone loves him (when they clearly don't).
* SpotOfTea: Will even offer it to his enemies.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Calls Masamune "my dear boy" and other fond names, concealing their dislike of each other.
* TwinkleSmile
* UpperClassTwit: What his persona seems to be based on, due to his high-and-mighty mannerisms.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Area Warlords]]

!!Utsunomiya Hirotsuna
-->Voiced by: Takashi Yoshida (Japanese) Ted Sroka (English)

->''"I've been thinking really hard about all the different ways we can win this!"''
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* BladeOnAStick: A spear-wielder like Yukimura, though he use a single, [[ParasolOfPain slightly umbrella-like]] lance instead.
* CoolPet: His [[PantheraAwesome white tiger]]. Bigger than a grown man, and keeps coming back no matter how many times you kill it.
* TheDitz: He's very air-headed.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much blue Yukimura. Also of kung-fu movie heroes.
* FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Whips out some pretty impressive "Whaatatatata!" {{Shout Out}}s to ''FistOfTheNorthStar''. Though he usually starts coughing.
* GeniusBruiser: His unofficial goal in life.
* HypocriticalHumor[=/=]{{Irony}}: Says that he doesn't like his weapon of choice or the cold, when ''both of those are part of his moveset.'' Also tells his soldiers that the mist blinds them because they aren't trusting their instincts, then admits he can't see either.
* AnIcePerson
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* NoNameGiven: Apparently the tiger does have a name, but he forgot it.

!!Satake Yoshishige
-->Voiced by: Masafumi Kimura (Japanese) Christy Mathewson (English)

->''"My men may be clumsy, but they're straight arrows."''
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* BladeOnAStick: His WeaponOfChoice is a two-pronged pike.
* CameraAbuse: Walks straight into it during his boss animation.
* GeneralFailure: Even acknowledges that he sucks.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Sessha'
* TheKlutz: Lampshaded by one of the allied generals.
* LightEmUp
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: He complains about his own armor, saying that it obstructs his movements.
* SpearCarrier: Both because he's quite easy compared to other enemies and due to his weapon.
* WarmUpBoss: His map is the first one available from the Quick Battle menu, and is one of the most straight-forward battles in the game.

!!Nanbu Harumasa
-->Voiced by: Katsuhisa Hoki (Japanese), Michael G. Sorich (English)

->''"From the blackest sky, the spirits descend, upon these times; this fight to end!"''
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* CastingAShadow
* EvilOldFolks: He looks quite old compared to other characters.
* KnifeNut: A shortsword, complete with ReverseGrip.
* TheNecromancer: He can summon undead spirits through use of a peculiar incense. As a support character, he can revive once you if you fall in battle.
* {{Ninja}}
* RhymesOnADime: In the English version.

!!Amago Haruhisa
-->Voiced by: Takuo Kawamura (Japanese) David Lodge (English)

->''"Alright; let's see just how good you are."''
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* AnachronismStew: Despite being a new arrival to the cast and looking very young, historically he was already dead by old age by the time Nobunaga rose to power.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BlowYouAway[=/=]DishingOutDirt: He can conjure sandstorms in battle using the wind element.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's entirely cynical and thinks all samurai are jerks, there is no such thing as justice and that it's better to be living in a dream.
* GetBackHereBoss
* IneffectualLoner: Prefers to live in solitude, presumably because he dislikes other people.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* MasterOfIllusion: Can create mirages, and refers to his stage as a "world of fantasy[=/=]illusion".
* RealMenWearPink: He's not exactly macho, but manages to pull off a full pink outfit without looking like an idiot.
* ShiftingSandLand: His stage is all desert, and due to the shifting you can't see the bases or officers on the map.
* ShoutOut: His title may be a reference to ''Literature/OneThousandAndOneNights'', which would fit nicely with his surroundings.

!!Anegakoji Yoritsuna
-->Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma (Japanese) SamRiegel (English)

->''"When we meet, I will listen to what you have to say."''
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* GaiasVengeance: He claims to fight in order to protect the "forest".
* GreenThumb: Has control over wood, his sword has a wooden hilt and carries bamboo branches on his back.
* IneffectualLoner: Similar to Haruhisa, he dislikes other samurai and so lives in a forest.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* NinjaLog: Only not for dodging, but rather for crushing the enemy!
* TechnicalPacifist: He wishes to remain in peace with the forest, but will fight to defend it.
* TreeTopTown: His castle looks like this.

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* [[Characters/SengokuBasaraDateClan Date
Clan]]
!!DateMasamune
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-->Voiced by: KazuyaNakai (Japanese), KirbyMorrow (''Devil Kings''), RobertMcCollum (anime), ReubenLangdon (''Samurai Heroes'')

-> ''"Now give it all you've got and let me enjoy this!"''

Young, cool but HotBlooded leader of the Date clan from Oushuu Province. He's out mostly to conquer the land and [[BloodKnight get on a good fight while he's at it]]. He's also a guy who values style, therefore his army look very [[{{Delinquents}} delinquentish]] and he likes spouting [[GratuitousEnglish Engrish]] speeches.

His ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]'' counterpart's name was ''Azure Dragon''.
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* ActorAllusion: In ''Sengoku Basara 3'', Reuben Langdon Voices [[{{Devil May Cry}} Dante]]/Date, and Jonny Young Bosch Voices Nero/Yukimura.
[[Characters/SengokuBasaraTakedaClan Takeda Clan]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Would explain the legions of girls who find his personality irresistible.
[[Characters/SengokuBasaraMaedaClan Maeda Clan]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBiker: His [[CoolHorse horse]] has handlebars and ''Harley Davidson'' exhaust pipes... [[AnachronismStew in Sengoku era]].
** BadassArmFold: How he rides said horse.
** HandicappedBadass: In fact, it makes him even ''more'' badass than before!
[[Characters/SengokuBasaraUesugiClan Uesugi Clan]]
* BerserkButton: The anime makes this the one time he loses his cool.
--> "You used someone as a shield, just so that you can finish him, along with your enemies, from behind? There are things that you should, and shouldn't do!"
** In the games it would seem that harming Kojuro or his men in any way sets him off.
--> (At Kojuro's death) "You have ''no idea'' what you have just unleashed!"
[[Characters/SengokuBasaraOdaClan Oda Clan]]
* BloodKnight: He frequently takes on one-on-one battles just for the hell of it, whether they're necessary or not, to prove his strength.
[[Characters/SengokuBasaraAzaiClan Azai Clan]]
* BrownEyes: In the games. In the anime, he has [[BlueEyes blue]]-{{gray eyes}}. Interestingly recent games show his eyes glow blue when he uses lightning powers.
[[Characters/SengokuBasaraTokugawaClan Tokugawa Clan]]
* CoolHorse: Not just any CoolHorse, but a ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Motor]]''-Horse.
* TheCharmer: He's charismatic enough that most characters can't help but be drawn to him. From the third game, Magoichi seems to bring out the smooth-talker in him too.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Except in his manga and anime incarnations: in the former he has blond/white hair, in the latter his eyes are blue-gray.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes, usually when he's threatening someone, but also jokingly too.
--> "We wouldn't want anyone else with a scary face like yours hanging around, now would we Kojuro?"
* DefiantToTheEnd: In the anime, when Nobunaga threatens to stab his eye out, Masamune tells him to go on and try it.
* {{Delinquents}}: A whole army of them.
* {{Determinator}}: In [[spoiler:season 2's finale]]. Gets thrown through several walls, is nearly strangled to death, is shoved into a stone castle wall and ''punched so hard that the whole castle is destroyed and collapses on top of him''. He still manages to defeat the BigBad.
* DualWielding: How about wielding six swords at once instead of just two swords, HA? Or six [[DevilMayCry Alastors]], heh?
* EyepatchOfPower: Masamune is the designated '''[[Pantheon/GUAGCommand God of Eyepatches]]'''.
* EyeScream: Masamune's missing eye had to be gouged out in his youth. In the anime Nobunaga tries to gouge out his ''other eye'' during their FinalBattle.
* FoeYay: His relationship with Yukimura is made of this.
** The duel between them in the movie was referred to as a ''love scene'' among staff members.
* FriendlyEnemy: When they're not feeling compelled to try and kill each other, he and Yukimura seem to get along fine. Then again, they also genuinely enjoy fighting each other.
* FullNameBasis: Always calls Yukimura by his full name.
** He has switched to FirstNameBasis once or twice during their climactic final duel.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: He does his fair share of cursing. Even though it's in [[ForeignCussWord English]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Masamune ''loves'' his Gratuitous English.
-->'''Masamune:''' "ARE YOU READY GUYS?!"
-->'''Lackeys:''' "Yeah!"
-->'''Masamune:''' "PUT YA GUNS ON!"
* GetBackHereBoss: There will always be a stage where you have to get in a horse race with him (since the Date are expert horsemen and he lives in the mountains), making it to the goal before he does.
* HellishPupils: For no apparent reason, aside from his association with dragons. They're normal in the anime, with a few exceptions.
** They show up quite a bit in fanart, along with his having an [[EyesofGold eye of gold]].
* [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey It's That Voice]]: For the 3rd game, they got ReubenLangdon, AKA [[DevilMayCry Dante]], the guy Masamune is often compared with. Langdon, however, is not doing his anime voice.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The historical Masamune was certainly much more ruthless, but... hey, this is ''Basara''.
** He probably didn't speak [[GratuitousEnglish English]] either...
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: It's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Date_Masamune02.jpg rather doubtful]] that the real Masamune was as maddeningly attractive as this one...
** It's time for a historical funfact! Some time ago, Date Masamune's remains were dug up and measured. He was approx 159cm tall. Not much, considering most of his fangirls are taller. But it was the average height during his time.
* HomoeroticSubtext: His retainer Kojuro and rival Yukimura are the most prevalent, but Motochika and Ieyasu are also noticeable. He's [[LauncherOfAThousandShips shipped]] with everyone though.
* HotBlooded: Yukimura influences him.
-->"Guess I got a little too heated up. I gotta stay cool".
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Has to pick himself up and recover his former reputation after Mitsunari delivers him his first crushing defeat in [=SB3=].
* ICanStillFight: Does this in the anime after [[spoiler:his soldiers are kidnapped]]. Despite having been shot only hours earlier, he acts like everything's okay and decides to stage a rescue attempt. Kojuro knows he is in no condition to go anywhere and knocks him out (not without a duel first, however).
** Does it again in the second season when he attempts to fight Hideyoshi in a rather ragged condition. It goes about as well as you could expect (well, a little better, considering Hideyoshi spared his life).
* IndyPloy: Although he does come up with strategies, Masamune seems to find it more fun to charge in first and make things up as he goes along.
* InvincibleHero: He shows huge signs of this in the second season of the anime. Not so much in the games, where consequences of his defeat by Mitsunari Ishida shape his storyline for the third game (and his overall role in the plot is much less significant).
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a great guy underneath that cocky, disrespectful teenage BloodKnight persona. Honestly.
* LargeHam: Becomes loud and boisterous whenever he's fired up. He especially likes making a [[IncomingHam big entrance]].
* JackOfAllStats: In the games. Average attack, average defence, average attack speed, average reach. Has a good mixture of {{Spam Attack}}s, powerful single strikes, dash attacks, a ranged attack, and a SuperMode that turns him into a temporary GlassCannon.
* MrFanservice: The fans go absolute ''crazy'' over him and Capcom damn well know it. How else do you explain his amount of fanservice steadily increasing since the first game?
** In the anime he tends to get beaten up just so he can walk around in bandages for a while.
* MyHorseIsAMotorbike: ''[[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/jonjetman/405910.jpg Literally.]]''
* TheNicknamer: In the anime dub. Examples include "Kid" and "Red" for Yukimura, "Flower Boy" for Keiji and "Captain Lavender" for Motochika.
* PetTheDog: He has his moments with [[MoralityPet Itsuki]] and [[TheIngenue Tsuruhime]] in the games and [[TheWoobie Oichi]] in the anime. Seems he can't leave a girl in distress alone.
* RedBaron: The One-Eyed Dragon
* TheRival[=/=]WorthyOpponent: Towards Yukimura.
* RousingSpeech: They certainly inspire his troops.
-->'''"LET'S PARTY!"'''
* RuleOfCool: He probably rules his lands with ''this'' set of rules.
* TheScream: Happens at least in manga [[spoiler:when Mitsunari slaughters a good portion of his army and severely injures Kojuro. Complete with bloody backround]]. Rather cruel turnpoint for the previously cocky and invincible One-Eyed Dragon.
* SecretStabWound: When he is shot in the stomach at Nagashino, he successfully hides the injury until several miles from the battlefield, only revealing himself by ''fainting'' and falling off his horse.
** Not only that, it was implied that he spent half the journey ''unconscious''. That's right, he was on his way back to Oshu ''[[BadAss while he wasn't even awake]]''.
* ShirtlessScene: Anime episode 8. ''[[http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu321/hyperparfait/Anime/sengokubasara08_masamune.jpg Holy Mother of Fanservice!!]]'' * {{Nosebleed}}*
* ShockAndAwe
* SlasherSmile: Occasionally flashes a crazy grin when he's enjoying himself.
* SmokingIsCool: In the second manga he smokes a pipe and has since done so in quite a lot of doujins and fanart.
* StupidSexyFlanders: He has plenty of fanboys too.
* SuperMode: The Six Claws stance, which gives him a more powerful moveset, though he sacrifices the ability to defend.
* TakeOverTheWorld: His ultimate goal, although unlike Nobunaga or Hideyoshi he has no ill will and wants to make it a place of peace.
* ThereWasADoor: "Ah sorry, I forgot to knock!"
* ThisCannotBe: If you beat him during the horse race, he says this in Engrish for good measure.
* TrashTalk: Does plenty of this, even when it's not in his best interests. If Masamune's not taunting them, you can assume he respects his opponent.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: The manga [[AdaptationDyeJob turns him into one of these]].
* WolverineClaws: He does the trope one better by wielding ''three'' Dragon Claws in ''each hand''.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: According to WordOfGod, he's only '''19'''.

!!Katakura Kojuro
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-->Voiced by: ToshiyukiMorikawa (Japanese), TravisWillingham (English)

-> ''"I am prepared for anything."''

Date's BattleButler, retainer and overall right-hand man. Loyal, devoted and extremely protective of his master, and serves as a calmer counterpoint to the HotBlooded Masamune. He is arguably [[RuleOfCool just as cool]] though.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassInDistress: He spends most of season 2 of the anime as a
[[Characters/SengokuBasaraToyotomiClan Toyotomi captive.
Clan]]
* BattleButler
* CatchPhrase: "Understood. I will not interfere", in response to Masamune's LeaveHimToMe.
* DemotedToExtra: Becomes an NPC once again in ''[=SB3=]'' after only becoming playable for an expansion and PSP game. Then he's playable once more in ''Utage''.
** Also in the manga, at least in the first volume. Partially justified as it was based on the first game (and he appeared in the second one).
* {{Determinator}}: According to Ieyasu, he should have been dead long before deciding to take on the entire Tokugawa army. And he's still standing after that.
* DiagonalCut: One of his main moves.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait
* FaceOfAThug: He's very intimidating, and looks it too, but underneath he's righteous and quite kind hearted.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: In Berserk Mode he can also attack with punches and kicks. His hand-to-hand combat skills are shown to be devastating in the anime.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The scar on his face. We're never told how he got it.
* HomoeroticSubtext: He is ''utterly'' devoted to Masamune, and would rather die than let him come to harm.
* HotMenAtWork: Quite frequently subject to this, due to his passion for vegetables.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: About the only ''aversion'' in the whole series; Kojuro wields a traditional daisho, a Katana/Wakizashi pair, in the traditional samurai manner.
* InvincibleHero: If Masamune can't fight a certain opponent, rest assured that he will pwn them for him. It's inevitable. Just ask [[spoiler:Mitsuhide]], [[spoiler:Hisahide]] and [[spoiler:Hanbe]]...
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* {{Keigo}}: He only uses it around Masamune, Kenshin and Shingen. Otherwise he talks like a gangster.
* LoveBubbles: When taking care of [[CargoShip his vegetables]].
* {{Mangst}}: If he angsts at all, it's quietly and sternly, and he never lets it get in the way of everyday life.
* MeditationPowerup: Routinely meditates for a moment during his taunt.
* MyGreatestFailure: In the anime, he describes his inability to protect Masamune at Nagashino as this. In the third game it's being unable to prevent Masamune getting beaten ragged by Mitsunari.
* NiceGuy: Outside the battlefield or Masamune's service, he spends his time with townsfolk helping them harvest the rice fields.
** BewareTheNiceOnes
* NumberTwo: He actually seems to be far more involved in day-to-day running of the province, and there's also the implication that he's stronger than Masamune.
* OlderSidekick: Has a good ten years on his master, yet follows him devotedly and (mostly) without question.
* PapaWolf: Dare to hurt Masamune or his subordinates, and Kojuro will destroy you.
* PerpetualFrowner: The number of times he's been caught smiling can be counted on one hand.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: His strength is renewed during the ''Utage'' story mode thanks to [[spoiler:the souls of his dead troops bonding together to help]].
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby is gardening, and no one even attempts to mock him for it. He takes it [[SeriousBusiness very seriously]].
* RedBaron: The Dragon's Right Eye.
* TheRival: His designated rival is Hisahide, though Kojuro sees him as more of an ArchNemesis. Sasuke occasionally crops up too.
* ShockAndAwe
* ShowTheForehead: Slicks his hair back to represent self-control. It becomes disheveled when he's angry.
* TheSouthpaw: Is notably the only left-handed character in the game.
* SwordBeam: "Narukami", one of his most powerful attacks, which can also be upgraded. Employs this in the anime to defeat Matsunaga and [[spoiler:Mitsuhide]].
* SwordDrag: When in Berserk Mode he does this constantly, which displays his marked lack of composure. In the anime he uses it to intimidate Hanbe and some mooks.
* TeamDad: He constantly worries about Masamune's antics and acts as his voice of reason.
* UndyingLoyalty
* UnstoppableRage: After [[ManipulativeBastard Hisahide]] steals Masamune's swords, kidnaps some Date troops and injures Masamune, he sends [[{{Ninja}} Fuuma]] out to intercept Kojuro, who's so pissed he enters "Berserk Mode" and proceeds to completely [[CurbStompBattle brutalize]] him.
** And in season 2, [[spoiler:after escaping Toyotomi, he hunts down Hanbe to make him pay for cutting Masamune's back.]]
* WiserAdvisor: Far more level-headed and cautious than Masamune, who he tries to keep in check and teach about the ways of war. Also comes up with all the army's battle strategies.
* {{Yakuza}}: His whole attitude is based on this concept. In the expansion his alternate design took this further, complete with tattoos.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Takeda Clan]]

!!Takeda Shingen
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-->Voiced by: TesshoGenda (Japanese), Mark Gibbon (''Devil Kings''), ChrisAyres (anime), MichaelMcConnohie (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"I, Shingen, will become a tiger ruling over heaven and earth!"''

Head of the Takeda from Kai Province, a HotBlooded old man whose fist sets things on fire. He is also known for his strategic genius too, being the rival of Uesugi "God of War" Kenshin. He has something like a father-son relationship with Yukimura. Wields a huge, mean axe on fire, and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome is too awesome for one horse so rides two instead]].

He is known in ''Devil Kings'' as ''Red Minotaur''.
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* AnAxeToGrind : And is large enough to cause [[BlowYouAway ''tornadoes'']] when it's swung.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassArmFold: Does this when he means business. Even during his death animation.
* BaldOfAwesome: Usually hidden under his hat.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Has apparently trained himself to be strong enough to lift buildings over his head.
* CoolOldGuy
* AFatherToHisMen: His troops care a lot about him, he has their total respect, and seems to think of Yukimura in a fatherly way.
** ParentalSubstitute: He raised Yukimura from a young age and takes full responsibility for his training and upkeep.
* FoeYay: With Kenshin. Deep down all he really wants to do is spend an eternity fighting the man.
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Against Yukimura. Repeatedly. Leading to...
** PunchedAcrossTheRoom: For Yukimura.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: A sign that you should ''run for your life''.
* HotBlooded: Almost as much as (if not more than) Yukimura in fact. It's enough to set the surrounding area aflame with manliness!
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: As he prepares to finish Kenshin in the movie, he thanks him for all the years of worthy battle he provided him.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Washi'
* LargeAndInCharge: He's one of the tallest and most muscular characters, and considered one of the most influential in Japan.
* MegatonPunch: Woe is anybody who happens to come into contact with his fist (except [[MadeOfIron Yukimura]]).
* MightyGlacier
* NemeanSkinning: Whether he killed the original owner or not, Shingen wears that tiger skin shirt with pride.
* NiceHat: His helmet is covered in a long, red mane which has a tendency to dramatically flap in the wind. It also has a pair of huge horns.
* NoIndoorVoice: He only seems to use his quiet voice when he's outside...
* [[spoiler:TheObiWan: In ''Basara 3'', losing him is a major part of Yukimura's arc.]]
** [[spoiler:This almost happens in the anime as well, but he recovered. It happens in the movie too, only it's even more inexplicable.]]
* PlayingWithFire
* PutOnABus: Fell ill in the third game, ommiting him from the playable cast. He returns fully well and playable in ''Utage''.
** UnexplainedRecovery: So how did he beat that crippling illness? [[HandWave He's just that awesome]].
* RedBaron: The Tiger of Kai.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the Red Oni for Kenshin.
* TheRival[=/=]WorthyOpponent: To Kenshin.
* SayMyName: "YUKIMURA!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!" "YUKIMURA!!!" "OYAKATA-SAMA!!!". Punching inbetween is optional.
* StuffBlowingUp: His sheer manliness has been known to cause magma explosions.
* SuperMode: His Fuurinkazan mode in ''Utage''.
* TrainingFromHell: Yukimura believes that all the constant punching and shouting is actually ''a form of training''.
** Which, to be fair, [[FridgeBrilliance it may very well be]]. Manstravaganza, anyone?
** He tries to educate Yukimura to prepare him for the day he will take over his place as leader of the Takeda army. He's just a bit... eccentric about it.
* UpUpAndAway: His OVA introduction. So wait, [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands when did Shingen learn to fly]]?
* WarriorPoet: After battle, Shingen tends to pay tribute to his fallen adversaries by reciting some poetry.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Rides two horses while standing on both saddles, axe being put down on their necks, and these horses can ''run on walls'', and Shingen ''defies gravity'' by standing still.

!!SanadaYukimura
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-->Voiced by: SoichiroHoshi (Japanese), AndrewFrancis (''Devil Kings''), JohnnyYongBosch (English)

->''"There is a time when a real man cannot back down, and that moment is now!"''

Takeda Shingen's most loyal vassal and HotBlooded to a fault, he charges fearlessly into battle with two spears...[[BeyondTheImpossible which he dual wields.]] He is also the rival of Date Masamune, [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience whose blue colors are a distinct contrast to Yukimura's red.]]

Goes by the name ''Scorpio'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''.
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* ActorAllusion: [[{{Devil May Cry}} Nero and Dante's]] battle in ''Devil May Cry 4'' was merely finishing what was started in Ancient Japan.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: Especially in the anime where he skirts being [[{{Moe}} moe]] even while fighting.
** BadassLongcoat: Gets one in the movie. At one point it [[TheCoatsAreOff comes off]].
** BadassInDistress: In one episode Oichi's demon hands get a hold of him, and, not wanting to attack her, he spends some time being manhandled before eventually fighting them off. More importantly, it was a great opportunity to [[FanService have the demon hands roam over his naked torso]] while he [[LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt makes rather suggestive facial expressions]].
*** It happens again later on in the season when Motonari pins him to a giant mirror. He's almost burned to death before breaking free. [[FanService And again with the groaning in pain]]...
* BadDreams: In the third game he repeatedly has a dream in which he is drowning and hearing voices. [[ChekhovsGun It becomes important later on]].
* BattleButler: Yukimura lives to serve Takeda Shingen and has the ambition of a shoe. Shingen [[DopeSlap tries to educate him otherwise]], noting that he will one day grow old and have to learn to take his place.
** In the anime Yukimura seems to finally learn the lesson, and while his dream of the future still includes Shingen, he exclaims "I'm not going to be a tiger cub forever! One day ''I'm'' going to be the Tiger of Kai!"
*** As Shingen amusedly notes, by the end Yukimura pretty much ''orders'' him to keep out of the last fight.
* {{Bishounen}}: Over time he's developed much more delicate features than some of the manlier characters.
* BreakTheCutie: Sort of, in the second season of the anime. Starting with losing to Masamune, he's sent on an important mission where his compassion and sense of honor leads him to make some bad decisions resulting in losing soldiers he's responsible for, leading to HeroicBSOD. Lampshaded by none other than Masamune who notes that purity and innocence won't get him too far in this era.
** Fortunately he seems to overcome it eventually and come out of it stronger and with newfound self-confidence.
* BrownEyes: Made to look red in some art. He also gives the best puppy-dog looks. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yukimura3_5241.jpg Observe.]]
* CatchPhrase: "'''Burn, my soul!'''"
* ChasteHero: Doesn't know the first thing about sex, romance or relationships, and gets incredibly flustered whenever anyone mentions such things.
** By the third game he seems to quite like the idea of getting married though.
* ChewingTheScenery: About 80% of his lines are shouted with scenery-crunching fervency, and it's clear at the live shows that Hoshi is ready to lose his voice or pass out by the end of it.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Determinator}}: Ok, if stopping ''a freaking mobile castle on wheels'' with only your ''spears'' (and huge BattleAura) doesn't count...
* DualWielding: With two spears! [[BeyondTheImpossible TWO]] [[AwesomeButImpractical SPE]][[RuleOfCool ARS!]] Or if that's not crazy enough, there's two [[DevilMayCry Sparda Swords]], you read that right, [[{{BFS}} TWO]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword SPARDA]] [[CoolSword SWORDS!]]
* FearlessFool: Shingen [[DopeSlap beats]] it out of him eventually...
* FoeYay: Yukimura's feelings towards Masamune are... complicated, to say the least.
** The anime turns the UST with Masamune UpToEleven, to the point where staff members referred to their battle in the movie as a love scene.
* FriendlyEnemy: Yukimura has great respect for Masamune, and they work very well together as a team. Their [[HoYay developing friendship]] and rivalry is one of the main focuses of the anime.
* HeroicBSOD: Happens in the anime [[spoiler:after Shingen is supposedly killed]]. Masamune and Kojuro are forced to knock some sense into him with a manly RousingSpeech. Also occurs in ''Samurai Heroes'' for the exact same reason. Ends in relatively the same way.
** Also in the second season of the anime, after he loses an important retainer (as well as half of his army) due to some bad decisions he had made.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sanada_Yukimura.jpg Really?]]''
* HomoeroticSubtext: With Masamune, Sasuke and sometimes even Shingen. Though like Masamune he's [[LauncherOfAThousandShips shipped with practically every other male character]].
* HotBlooded: Hell yes. One of his in-game lines even has him scream it at the top of his voice to get himself worked up.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Much more prominent in the anime.
* IdiotHero: Yukimura's not really stupid - on the contrary, he's polite and well-educated - but he's 100% direct, doesn't think before he acts, and seldom seems to learn from his mistakes.
* IncendiaryExponent: His feet have the ability to catch fire and kick your [[strike:ass]] face.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Sessha' [=/=] 'Soregashi', sometimes 'Ore'.
* {{Keigo}}: Yukimura is notable for his very archaic and humble speech patterns (unlike Masamune or Keiji). He addresses ''everyone'' with respectful [[JapaneseHonorifics honorifics (such as "-dono")]] and punctuates his sentences with "de gozaimasuru" and "de gozaru", both very old and self-effacing versions of "desu". The only one he doesn't talk like that with is Sasuke, who is effectively his retainer, and he's been known to drop the keigo when he's supremely pissed.
* LargeHam
-->'''Yukimura''':'' "OYAKATA-SAMA!"
-->'''Shingen''': "YUKIMURA!"
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4NfhXoqTG0&feature=related OBSERVE!]]
** In the dub, replace "OYAKATA-SAMA" with "YOUR LORDSHIP!"
* LeeroyJenkins: Yukimura generally does not think that plans more complicated than "charge at the enemy head-on" are very honorable. His very first [[DopeSlap educative punch]] by Shingen in the anime is for this sort of thinking.
** In one Drama [=CD=] he accompanies Sasuke on a mission, and is outraged at his plan of sneaking in and doing the job under cover. Sasuke has to remind him that he's a ''ninja'' and sneaky attacks are his class's forte. And even then Yukimura gleefully ignores the plan, charges in spears blazing, and has to be dragged away by Sasuke.
* MadeOfIron: He gets punched by Shingen, a man who can cause a tornado to burst forth from his axe, on a daily basis and gets away with minor injuries.
** At one point in the anime a MegatonPunch by Shingen apparently ''cures his broken arm''.
* MrFanservice: Girls love his chest revealing jacket... also his anime design and the newest releases of official figures aren't helping him much by [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yukimura_9446.jpg exposing his pelvic bones.]]
* JackOfAllStats: Edging towards FragileSpeedster[=/=]GlassCannon. He has less attack and defence than Masamune and no ranged attacks, but his attack and movement speeds and his reach are higher and (in the third game) he has the ability to {{Combo}} near infinitely due to finishing all his ground attacks with a forward dash.
* MartialArtsHeadband: Flaps dramatically in the wind. Also plays an important part in the anime.
* NoIndoorVoice: Except when he's ruminating.
* ParentalAbandonment: A drama CD reveals that his father is dead, and his mother is never mentioned.
* PlayingWithFire
* RedBaron: The Young Tiger, Red Riger or The Tiger's Cub, after his master.
* TheRival[=/=] WorthyOpponent: To Masamune.
* SayMyName: '''"OYAKATA-SAMAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!"'''
** He also has a tendency to bark Sasuke's name whenever he's about to request something ridiculous of him.
** And then there's the "DAAATEE MAASAAAMUUUNEEEE" "SAANAADAA YUKIIIMUUURRAAAAA" call, when he and Masamune get down to it.
* ScreamingWarrior: Good grief, boy's got some lungs!
** In a seiyuu event where they had to switch roles for a few scenes, the seiyuu who had to voice Yukimura said they now felt sorry for Hoshi.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the anime, he firmly supports Sasuke's "engagement" with Kasuga. This is strange considering his normal reaction to any mention of love, but then again Sasuke is the closest thing he has to a friend.
* ShortHairWithTail: An odd combination done with spiky ShounenHair and a sleek ponytail.
* SkilledButNaive: Pretty much defines him in terms of competence. The reason Yukimura's not considered one of the strongest opponents around is that while he has lots of potential, he simply hasn't had enough battle experience.
* SticksToTheBack: His spears, apparently.
* SweetTooth: Extra material gave him a fondness for dango, which the fandom then turned into his TrademarkFavouriteFood. In the second game, the Maedas bribed him with sweets.
* TookALevelInBadass: Played in ''Samurai Heroes''.
** Also happens in the second season of the anime, as a result of him overcoming his HeroicBSOD.
* UndyingLoyalty
* UnusualEyebrows: The fiery sort, though they seem to be normal in his manga incarnations. Also, the fork is in a different place in the games (at the root of his eyebrows) and in the anime (at the end of his eyebrows).
* WalkingShirtlessScene: [[{{Fanservice}} Can't imagine why]]...
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Less extreme a case than Masamune, but it can still come as a surprise that he's only 17. (It explains his IdiotHero tendencies, though. Somewhat.)

!!SarutobiSasuke
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-->Voiced by: TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese), David Orth (''Devil Kings''), MichaelSinterniklaas (English)

->''"You should be glad having a nice guy like me as your opponent."''

One of the Sanada Ten Braves, he is a ninja in the service of Takeda and often assists Yukimura. Sasuke is a jovial and laid back ninja, which puts him at odds with Kasuga, with whom he shares a friendly rivalry (though she doesn't look at it that way). However when the time calls, [[LetsGetDangerous he can be deadly serious.]]

He is called ''Talon'' in ''Devil Kings''.
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* {{Badass}}
* BeleagueredAssistant: Being forced to look after a hyperactive teenager who refuses to listen to his advice seems to have affected Sasuke's ability to care.
* BerserkButton: The one time so far he's issued an [[IllKillYou outright death-threat]] is if you defeat him during the Osaka Summer Siege, because he knows that Yukimura's up next.
* BigBrotherMentor: He occasionally has moments like this with Yukimura.
* BlackEyes: Make him slightly mysterious.
* BridalCarry: Does it multiple times in the anime. Rescuing people basically becomes his trademark.
* CharacterTics: Has a peculiar habit of assuming a half sitting, half standing position where he balances on one leg and rests the other on his opposite knee. Just how he manages to hold this position for long periods of time is a mystery.
* CollaredByFashion
* [[spoiler:DarkAndTroubledPast]]: Implied. All we know is that ''a lot'' of people died.
* DarkIsNotEvil: One of the few examples in the series.
* DemotedToExtra: Like Kojuro he is NPC in ''Sengoku Basara 3''. And back to PC in ''Utage'', just like Kojuro.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Despite the fact that Kasuga tries to ''kill'' him a couple of times, he still attempts to win her heart.
* DopplegangerAttack: Both his Basara attack and his Shadow Clone technique.
* DualWielding
* FacePalm: Whenever Yukimura does something really stupid. Which is quite often...
* FacialMarkings: Camouflage paint on his nose and cheeks.
* FuumaShuriken: Uses them for both short and long range combat.
* GentlemanSnarker: A light-hearted example, though virtually everything he says is brimming with sarcasm. The only person exempt is Shingen, being his master and all.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: He hauls off and slaps Kasuga when she declares her intention to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Oda in the anime.
** He slaps Yukimura in ''Utage'' when he's being too indecisive and jeopardising the clan.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Averted. He wears forest camouflage and is a master of stealth tactics, in contrast to the less careful Kasuga.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Sasuke sure does a lot more than would generally be expected of a ninja to keep his master from running off and getting himself and/or everyone else killed.
* IHaveTheHighGround: In the anime, notably, at one point he stands balanced on the very tip-top of a tall pine tree.
** In the games he's seen a couple of times perched one-legged on one of Yukimura's spears.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore' [=/=] 'Ore-sama'
* JustWhistle: In the anime, Sasuke gives Kasuga a flute and tells her to blow on it should she need help. When the time does come to use it, rather than making him appear as she had hoped, it turns into a ''rocket-powered glider'' that carries her off. Turns out he was using Kasuga as a guinea-pig to test the latest ninja gear.
* LetsGetDangerous: You don't wan't him to get serious, [[SchmuckBait you really don't.]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Becomes this to Yukimura in [=SB3=], who he has to give encouragement to do ''anything''.
* {{Ninja}}
** NinjaLog: Uses this on Shingen when Kasuga attacks him during ''Battle Heroes'' opening.
** FlashStep
** WalkOnWater
* MesACrowd: Tends to employ shadow clones in fights. He also interacts with them.
* MasterOfDisguise: He has disguised himself as various people, including Yukimura, during Shingen's special "training". Of course, Yukimura [[IdiotHero doesn't suspect a thing]]...
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: In the anime, Kasuga throws a kunai at his face, which he catches in his ''mouth''.
* OlderSidekick
* OnlySaneMan: Forced to put up with Shingen and Yukimura's crazy antics. Poor guy.
** And for the setting as well. In a WorldOfHam filled with some pretty crazy personalities, he's pretty grounded compared to most.
* RavensAndCrows: Has a crow familiar he uses to glide on.
* TheRival: It varies between Kasuga, Kotaro and, in recent games, Kojuro.
* SirSwearsALot: One of the only people in the English dub of ''Samurai Heroes'' to swear.
* StepfordSmiler: As much as he attempts to remain upbeat and comical, by ''Utage'' it's clear that Sasuke's finding it hard to cope with the pressure. [[spoiler:Yoshitsugu in particular says he possesses much despair.]]
* SuperSenses: He's able to see things an incredibly long distance away clearly, as well as apparently having a heightened sense of hearing and smell.
* TheTease: Predominately towards Kasuga, but virtually no one is safe from his snark.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:In ''Utage'' he reveals that he sees dispensable people as nothing more than "monkeys".]]
* WildHair: ''[[http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/user/4/45084-150700-basara3sasukebmp-620x.jpg Especially]]'' in the third game. He looks like some sort of rock star.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Maeda Clan]]

!!Maeda Toshiie
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-->Voiced by: Tomohiro Tsuboi (Japanese), Andrew Jackson (''Devil Kings''), ChuckHuber (anime), Jackson Robinson (''Samurai Heroes'')

-> ''"It would be great if there was a world where everyone can eat in peace..."''

A vassal of [[BigBad Oda Nobunaga]], which is surprising considering what a nice guy he is. Uncle of Keiji and husband of Matsu. The butt of many jokes.

Known as ''Lark'' in ''Devil Kings''.
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* AdultChild: Reacts with childish wonder to new places and concepts.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Especially when it comes to food.
* BattleCouple: With his wife, Matsu. They're even referred to as the "Strongest Couple in the Land".
* BigBrotherMentor: As Keiji's guardian, he's a mixture of this and BumblingDad. They care about each other a lot and though Toshiie seems content to let Keiji make his own decisions, he always keeps an eye on him.
* BigEater: He's always hungry and can't fight unless his stomach is full.
* BoozeFlamethrower: A few of his attacks involves him taking a drink from his jug before spitting out flame, including his Limit Break.
* ButtMonkey: Keiji's pranks usually end with Toshiie being beaten up or otherwise suffering somehow.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His first reaction after seeing a ninja is to decide that he wants to fly too.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Even more so than his nephew. He may be a bit slow and simple-minded, but the man will protect his clan until the bitter end.
* DemotedToExtra: Like several others, ''Sengoku Basara 3'' made him into an NPC, but hey, he's back in ''Utage''!
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* AFatherToHisMen: To complement how motherly Matsu is toward them, Toshiie's troops say that in this sense he is a perfect general.
* HappilyMarried: Which makes him the straightest man in the whole verse!
* HenpeckedHusband: In the manga. He also admits that Matsu is scary in the games.
* [[HotDad Hot Uncle]]: Scars and all.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Soregashi'
* LoinCloth: Basically the only clothing he wears.
* PantyShot: An [[FanDisservice unfortunate side-effect]] of the above garment.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite being Nobunaga's vassal, neither he nor Matsu (and especially Keiji) did a whole lot for him. Nonetheless they were relatively loyal (until he came back in ''3'' as an OmnicidalManiac, where he's freaked out that his boss is BackFromTheDead). They did however plan to [[AvengingTheVillain avenge Nobunaga]] by going after Mitsuhide in Nouhime's storyline in the second game.
* PlayingWithFire
** {{Fireballs}}: Can spit these out by drinking [[BoozeFlamethrower what is probably alcohol]].
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Wields a trident, although he still refers to it as a spear.
* ScarsAreForever: Poor Toshi, he's covered in them! Likely a result of getting [[EverythingsWorseWithBears attacked by bears]]...
* ShellShockedVeteran: The anime portrays him as this, due to the horrors he experienced while serving under Nobunaga. Strange considering the above trope.
* TeamDad[=/=]AFatherToHisMen
* TooManyBelts: Wears them around his arms and legs as well.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Matsu
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-->Voiced by: YukoKaida (Japanese), [[TabithaStGermain Tabitha St. Germain]] (''Devil Kings''), JamieMarchi (anime), Erika Weinstein (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"Even though I am a woman, do not dare take me lightly!"''

Toshiie's wife, usually tasked with keeping track of their renegade nephew Keiji. Has been described as "the ideal housewife", though she can still kick butt if she wants to.

Called ''Bramble'' in ''Devil Kings''.
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* {{Badass}}
** [[spoiler:BadassInDistress: In the third game she is kidnapped to try and convince Toshiie to join the Eastern army.]]
* BattleCouple
* {{The Beastmaster}}: She can summon hawks, boars, moles, wolves and bears to attack.
* BigBadassBirdsOfPrey: Taromaru.
* BigBadassWolf: Her most powerful summoning, Shiromaru.
* BladeOnAStick: A naginata. Her ultimate weapon also add a little of DoubleWeapon and SinisterScythe to the mix.
* BlowYouAway
* CoolBigSis: "Matsu-nee-chan!"
* DemotedToExtra: Joins her husband in NPC land in ''Sengoku Basara 3'', but is back in ''Utage''.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Neither her gloves nor her stockings match.
* HappilyMarried: Borders on SickeninglySweethearts.
* HimeCut: Without her bandana.
* HorseOfADifferentColour: She gains the ability to ride her bear Goromaru in ''Utage''.
* HotChickWithASword: In ''Devil Kings'', where she wields a katana with an odd sheath and has a move-set similar to Kenshin's.
* LadyOfWar
* MamaBear: While a firm believer in tough love, you'd better not harm her family.
* NoblewomansLaugh
* ParentingTheHusband: Hard working as he is, Toshi probably wouldn't really get anywhere without her, seeing as she's CloserToEarth.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: How else do you explain why the moles wear hats?!
* TeamMom: The whole clan view her as a mother figure.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Sometimes, particularly when talking with her husband.
* ThroughHisStomach: Lucky for her, Toshi's is bottomless.
** In the anime she even manages to befriend some enemy soldiers by cooking for them.
* TransformationSequence: This is parodied in the second game when she changes from her regular kimono into her battle clothes.
* {{Tsundere}}: She's very strict with Keiji, but starts acting incredibly cute and affectionate whenever Toshiie is involved.
* YamatoNadeshiko: The perfect wife, in every way. She even uses a naginata!
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B combined with [[WhoWearsShortShorts mini shorts]].

!!Maeda Keiji
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-->Voiced by: MasakazuMorita (Japanese), EricVale (anime), MatthewMercer (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"In both love and fights, it feels good when hearts communicate."''

An eccentric and happy-go-lucky man, who likes festivals, sake and [[ChivalrousPervert chasing girls]]. He is the adopted nephew of Toshiie and Matsu. He also has a pet monkey named Yumekichi. An old friend of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Toyotomi Hideyoshi]], until he becomes DrunkOnTheDarkSide.
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* TheAce: He's got a well rounded personality, good-looks and popularity with girls, gets along with almost everybody, is a more than competent fighter and possesses diplomatic skills to boot.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassPacifist
* {{BFS}}: Not as bulky as most, but it's over six foot long (taller than he is) and he wields it one-handed.
** And when things gets serious, he can connect the hilt and the empty scabbard, turning it into a BladeOnAStick.
* BigDamnHeroes: Does this in fine style at [[spoiler:Sekigahara Invasion]]. When Ieyasu and Mitsunari refuse his request to end the conflict, he takes them both out with a ''headbutt'' to make them listen!
* {{Bishounen}}: Nicknamed "Pretty Boy" and "Lady Killer" by Masamune.
* BlowYouAway
* BoisterousBruiser: He's loud, fun-loving, rebellious, friendly, thinks about nothing except fighting, parties and girls.. yep, that's Keiji!
* BoozeBasedBuff: One of his skills involves him drinking huge amounts of sake in between attacks, which restores health.
* ButtMonkey: The second season of the anime sees his dreams of a peaceful Japan gets increasingly overshot by Hideyoshi's ambitions, climaxing in [[spoiler:being forced to fight Toshiie when the Maeda ally with the Toyotomi and then run over by Hideyoshi when he tries to give him a LastSecondChance.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Make love, for life is short!"
* CherryBlossoms: Randomly appear wherever he goes.
* ChivalrousPervert: Just check out his comments on Kasuga's poledancing...
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite commonly being mistaken for an idiot due to his carefree nature, Keiji is not a guy to be messed with.
** Demonstrated nicely during the movie. He's able to handle a 2 against 1 fight against Masamune and Yukimura, with surprising ease.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DanceBattler: His moveset has elements of this, based on kabuki dance.
* {{Determinator}}: In the OVA, [[spoiler:after breaking free from his bonds with strength alone, he attacks Motonari with his arms still tied, is shot at repeatedly, fakes his own death, then turns up just in time to stop Motonari and Motochika killing each other.]]
* DoubleEntendre: Likes making these, particularly around the more naive characters.
* EmpathyPet: Yumekichi often copies his movements.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* FakingTheDead: He has a move that cancels his own death.
* FashionableAsymmetry
* ForgottenFallenFriend: In ''[=SB3=]'' Keiji seems to have entirely forgotten Hideyoshi since his death, and is mostly plagued by boredom and a lack of something to do. [[spoiler:It's subverted once you play Keiji's purple path, in which Keiji admits he's just been using that to run away from having to face Hideyoshi's death.]]
* HairDecorations: Feathers, chopsticks and, in the third game, a FLOWER.
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Tries to get Hideyoshi to come to his senses (by [[GetAholdOfYourselfMan punching him in the face]] no less). It doesn't work.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long, beautiful and flowing. Heck, most of the girls have shorter hair than him, Oichi being his only rival.
* LoveAtFirstSight: The start of his relationship with Magoichi in [=SB3=]. At first she dismisses it as a lie, but [[spoiler:it eventually proves to be true.]]
* TheMatchmaker: Seems to have made himself unofficial love guru to the masses, dishing out advice to anyone he thinks needs it.
* NiceGuy: Keiji only wishes for everyone to get along. He's even friendly and relaxed towards [[CardCarryingVillain Nobunaga]] (though it comes with the territory that his family serves him).
** BewareTheNiceOnes: You do ''not'' want to make him angry, oh no.
* ParentalAbandonment: Implied, as Matsu and Toshiie appear to be all the family he has.
* ParrotPetPosition: Yumekichi often occupies this.
* PetalPower: If creating a hurricane of cherry blossoms that can cut you to pieces counts.
* ThePowerOfLove: Believes in this without fail.
* RealMenWearPink: Aside from clothing that is either pink or just really gaudy, he also wears flowers in his hair and enjoys dancing.
* RummageSaleReject: His historical counterpart was known for dressing "flamboyantly", so...
* SelfRestraint: In the OVA, he purposefully lets Mouri capture him in order to try and negotiate. [[spoiler:It doesn't go quite as planned.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: In the anime he's convinced that Kenshin and Kasuga love each other and wholeheartedly supports the relationship, despite Kasuga's embarrassed protests.
* SingleTear: In the third game he cries one for [[spoiler:Hideyoshi]] after finally coming to terms with his death.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: He's firmly on the idealistic end and seems to believe that everyone can be reasoned with. Even before Hideyoshi came into the picture, he had tried to talk ''[[CardCarryingVillain Oda Nobunaga]]'' out of his plans, and later he risked his life trying to get Mouri and Motochika work together against Oda.
* StepfordSmiler: Concerning his past. Eventually comes to realise this isn't the way to deal with it.
* TheTease: Especially when it comes to [[{{Tsundere}} Kasuga]] and [[ChasteHero Yukimura]].
** YouNeedToGetLaid: Outright tells the latter that it's high time he settled down and got married in ''3''.
* TechnicalPacifist: Though he dislikes war and killing, Keiji's always up for a good brawl.
* TookALevelInBadass: See {{Determinator}}.
* TragicKeepsake: The good luck charm necklace Keiji wears actually belonged to Nene before. No wonder it looked girly even for him.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Nene, his best friend's wife.
* WalkingTheEarth: He's known as the "The Maeda Wanderer" for a reason.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With the Toyotomi.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Uesugi Clan]]

!!UesugiKenshin
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-->Voiced by: RomiPark (Japanese), Alessandro Juliani (''Devil Kings'') , GregAyres (anime), Dino Andrade (''Samurai Heroes'')

-> ''"The heavens whisper to me... to take up arms."''

Head of the Uesugi clan from Echigo, Takeda Shingen's main rival. He is also a devout follower of the war-god Bishamonten. Has a very young and effeminate appearance, but don't let this fool you. He's ridiculously fast and one heck of a fighter.

Known as ''Frost'' in the ''Devil Kings''.
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* AmbiguousGender: Borderline. In an anime voice commentary, sound director Iwanami Miwa says he asked producer Kobayashi Hiroyuki if Kenshin was male or female, and he [[ShrugOfGod didn't get a straight answer]]. So apparently everyone, including the staff, just ''assumes'' he's male...
** It doesn't help at all that aside of his [[CrossdressingVoices female]] [[RomiPark seiyuu]], in the games his lines are written entirely in hiragana, which gives him a decidedly feminine aura (traditionally women used mainly or only hiragana in writing).
* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongcoat
* {{Bishounen}}: He's prettier than ''any'' of the female characters.
** BishieSparkle
* BlingOfWar: His outfit is decorated with blue crystals.
* CrossDressingVoices: Only in Japanese. Standard work for Romi Park.
* CulturedWarrior: Kenshin talks like a philosopher most of the time. In the anime he's often shown performing tea ceremony.
* DemotedToExtra: He goes from PC to NPC in ''Sengoku Basara 3'' due to Shingen's absence. He returns to PC status again in ''Utage'' along with Kasuga.
* DramaticPause
* TheDreaded: A fairly benevolent example, but just listen to the sheer terror in the voices of the soldiers who announce his arrival in ''3''.
-->'''Mook''': "AH...AHHHH! THE WAR GOD IS HEEERRRRRREEEEEEE!!"
* FoeYay: With Shingen. Spades of it.
** He also seems to flirt with Shingen Junior a.k.a Yukimura a couple of times. Then there's him nicknaming Masamune the 'Beautiful Dragon'.
* FragileSpeedster
* FriendlyEnemy: His respect for Shingen is legendary. The incident when Takeda's trade routes were blocked and Kenshin secretly provided them with salt is mentioned multiple times.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Seems like Capcom is taking hints about how historically Kenshin seems to have an ambiguous gender.
* IaijutsuPractitioner: His speed relies on quick draws and he always returns in to the sheath.
* GracefulLoser: In the movie. His forces defeated, and Shingen preparing to [[OffWithHisHead liberate him of his head]], he actually compliments his long time rival.
* AnIcePerson
* IcyBlueEyes: Likely to reflect his cool personality, and match his outfit.
* IncomingHam: He's pretty flashy most of the time, but this is taken to extremes in [=SB3=] when he literally sky-dives onto the stage out of nowhere.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watakushi'
* {{Keigo}}: The slightly archaic, "refined and cultured" variety.
* LadyOfWar: A male example at that, but his moveset is impeccably, effortlessly graceful.
* MissionFromGod: According to Kenshin it is Heaven's will that he take up arms and conquer the country.
* NervesOfSteel: Kenshin barely ever loses his composure, and reacts to every situation with the same calm and aloof air.
** In TheMovie he faces execution without so much as batting an eyelid.
* NeverGetsDrunk: Lucky, since he drinks like a fish.
* OddFriendship: With Keiji. They're very close but all they seem to have in common is a love of alcohol.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Though his age is never specified, he's a similar sort of age to Shingen, who actually qualifies as a CoolOldGuy. Who'd have thought it...
* PhysicalGod: Maybe. He's given a lot of divine qualities, but can die like any other human.
* RedBaron: The War-God of Echigo
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Shingen's Red Oni.
* TheRival [=/=] WorthyOpponent: To Shingen.
* SomethingAboutARose: Often accompanied by a [[http://www.rabbitpoets.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/sengokubasara13.jpg rose-covered background]]. Though this may just be Kasuga's overactive imagination.
* StealthMentor: In the anime particularly, he keeps an eye out for Masamune, such as giving him strength to fight by holding his army up at a bridge.
* SuperSpeed: The main reason he's seen as a god. And unlike the ninja or Mitsunari he isn't using FlashStep... he's running so fast that time ''slows down'' around him.
* TakingTheBullet: Took [[spoiler:[[NoOneCouldSurviveThat three bullets]] to save Kasuga in the anime. He [[IGotBetter gets better]] though]].
* WarriorMonk: In the name of Bishamonten, he shall kick your ass!
* WeatherDissonance: Cutscenes in ''Utage'' show it snowing wherever he goes, even in the desert.

!!Kasuga
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-->Voiced by: NatsukoKuwatani (Japanese), VenusTerzo (''Devil Kings''), StephanieSheh (English)

->''"My life belongs only to that man."''

A kunoichi in the service of Uesugi Kenshin, as well as his potential love interest. She also has fierce BelligerentSexualTension with Sarutobi Sasuke. Often regarded as the games [[MsFanservice sex symbol]].

Her name in ''Devil Kings'' is ''Venus''. She did not exist in RealLife.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: All the way down to her crotch!
* ActionGirl <- -> FauxActionGirl: ''Really'' depends which continuity you're following.
* BigNo: In the anime, after [[spoiler:Kenshin is shot.]]
* BodyguardCrush[=/=]SubordinateExcuse
* TheDanza: In ''Devil Kings'', Venus is voiced by Venus Terzo.
* DemotedToExtra: Like Kenshin, she's an NPC in ''Sengoku Basara 3''. She returns to PC status in ''Utage'' along with Kenshin.
* EmbarrassingRescue: In the anime, she was so flustered when Sasuke saved her that she fell out of a tree.
* FlashStep
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* JigglePhysics: The lack of this in earlier games is rather jarring, however it was put to rights in ''3'' with some realistic bounce.
* LightEmUp: Allows her to create illusions.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She falls in love with Kenshin while attempting to ''assassinate'' him.
** InLoveWithTheMark: For about two seconds before she switched sides.
* LuminescentBlush: Any time Kenshin so much as LOOKS in her direction, complete with erotic moaning. And [[SomethingAboutARose roses]].
* MaleGaze: Often subject to this. Particularly in the anime and manga.
* MsFanservice: Out of all the girls, her figure gets the most focus, and her outfit really takes the cake.
* NakedFirstImpression: In one of the drama [=CD=]s Sasuke first saw her while she was bathing, and from then on starts coming to help whenever she's in trouble.
* {{Ninja}}
** HighlyVisibleNinja: Perhaps the most [[{{Stripperific}} attention-grabbing]] ninja ever. Sasuke also notes that she gets too worked up emotionally and forgets to be on form.
* OnlyOneName
* PowerBlonde: Say what you will about her looks, but she's anything but stupid and a very competent fighter.
* ReluctantWarrior: She really just wants the fighting to end. Sasuke has mentioned that at heart she's too kind to be a ninja.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After Kenshin is almost killed trying to protect her, Kasuga sets out to kill Nobunaga, and is captured in the process. Sasuke gets her out of it.]]
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Her catsuit is slitted down the back as well.
* SheFu: Very graceful, fast and acrobatic.
* SpyCatsuit: And as if her default attire wasn't bad enough, her alternate outfit in [=SB2=] is just a bunch of leather straps and a muffler.
* {{Stripperific}}: How does she ''not'' to fall out of that thing when jumping around trees all the time?
* ThirdPersonSeductress
* TomboyishSidetails: Very short boyish hair, waist-length tails.
* {{Tsundere}}: She's all ''tsun tsun'' around Sasuke, but becomes very ''dere dere'' around Kenshin. In the third game she constantly berates Keiji for his laid-back attitude, but freaks out and starts crying if he dies.
** In season 1 of the anime she does briefly show her ''dere'' side for Sasuke when she tells Sasuke that she thought he would appear when she blew the "whistle" he had given him. In season 2 as well, when he's trying to defend himself from Fuuma's assault.
* UndyingLoyalty: Well, her life exists only for Kenshin etc.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In the anime, no matter how often or how expressive her, um...[[TheImmodestOrgasm reactions]] to Kenshin's praise are, no one seems to think anything of it.
** Keiji actually lampshades it in an episode: "Are you ''really'' a shinobi? Don't the others in your village think you're weird?"
* VaporWear

!! Naoe Kanetsugu
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-->Voiced by: Atsushi Imaruoka (Japanese), Jim Johnson (anime), TonyOliver (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"I'm invincible, I cannot die!"''

Though not a playable character, he's quite a prominent mook with a modest popularity. Basically, this guy has an overinflated ego, always exclaiming that he's "INVINCIBLE!!", only to go down like a chump. This trait is endearing enough that he's become like ''SengokuBasara'''s official JokeCharacter.
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* BornLucky: As a supporting character in ''Sengoku Basara 3'', he boosts your character's luck as long as he isn't [=KOed=]. Very useful for farming rare materials, but keep him far away from Basara arts.
** Would also explain how he survives getting turned into a firework. And possibly why Kenshin keeps him around in the first place.
* CatchPhrase: "ORE WA MUTEKI!!!" ("I'M INVINCIBLE!!!")
* ChewToy: Apparently he even gets beaten up by kids, and according to Keji, a dog.
** In the anime, he tries a full frontal assault against [[HumongousMecha Honda Tadakatsu]], boasting he's completely invincible, only for Tadakatsu to swat him away like a bug and send him flying into a mountain.
* EliteMook: That's as far as he can get.
* FearlessFool: The only guy other than [[IdiotHero Yukimura]] brave/stupid enough to take on Hondam single-handed.
* JokeCharacter: And how! While other officers take at least a combo to defeat, he only needs about 2-4 hits at most. Several characters can actually oneshot him.
* NiceHat: At least he still retains his love-crest helmet.
* SmallNameBigEgo: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Fear this invincible warrior, with his invincible spirit and his invincible sword. This invincible man is so invincible, he has even gained the nickname Mr. Invincible!]]
* TakeThat: He's probably Capcom's way to say to Koei: "[[WarriorsOrochi How dare you turn our poster boys Date Masamune and Maeda Keiji into Orochi's henchmen!]] Henceforth, we shall take the buddy of your poster boy, and turn him into JokeCharacter per excellence forever! HA!"
* ThisCannotBe: When KO'd, he is ''so'' incredulous that he shouts "AN INVINCIBLE HERO CANNOT DIE!"

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Oda Clan]]

!!OdaNobunaga
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-->Voiced by: NorioWakamoto (Japanese), GaryChalk (''Devil Kings'') , JohnSwasey (anime), John Fitzgerald (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"All that stands before us shall turn to dust."''

Imagine every single EvilOverlord trope that one can ever use. Good. Now turn it UpToEleven. You've got the ''Sengoku Basara'' version of OdaNobunaga. Uses a [[SwordAndGun Sword And]] SawedOffShotgun combo in combat, along with his BadassCape. His main goal throughout the game is pretty much to, you guessed it, TakeOverTheWorld (starting with Japan) and run everybody to the ground.

He returns in the third game, having escaped from hell with a set of new powers and the desire to tear this world a new asshole. [[OhCrap Well, that's just great.]]

Was the titular ''Devil King'' of the ''Devil Kings'' game.
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* BackFromTheDead: Makes a dramatic comeback, this time as a fully fledged demon who just wants to destroy the world once and for all.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape: It has a mind of its own!
** BadassCreed: "Tenka Fubu" or "the world under military rule".
*** Also his very first speech from the anime about worshipping him is quite epic.
** LikeABadassOutOfHell
* BeardOfEvil: Has an eeevil moustache.
* BonusBoss: Basically this in the third game, where his stage is only unlocked for other characters after Oichi beats him as a TrueFinalBoss.
* CardCarryingVillain: Maybe you noticed, what with all the spikes, and thunderclouds, evil laughter and the [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous German Chanting]] in the anime. Or him proudly proclaiming himself the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven with a swish of the cape.
* CastFromHitPoints: His 'Scorched Earth' SuperMode in the third game drains health while active. However, it also prevents him from dying while active. It's also somewhat mitigated by the fact that his element lets him drain health from enemies.
* CastingAShadow
* ClassicVillain: The sinister appearance, megalomaniacal personality and NorioWakamoto on his vocal cords alone should tell something about him.
* DissonantSerenity: His behaviour in the third game. Nobunaga is always perfectly calm and never raises his voice apart from the occasional EvilLaughter while you're playing, never shows any sign of anger, and praises his enemies for standing up to him.
* DramaticThunder: Taken to extremes in the anime, where he is followed everywhere he goes by dark clouds, thunder and lightning.
* EvilerThanThou: In the anime, [[spoiler:Nobunaga sees right through Mitsuhide's scheming and backstabs him, leaving him to die in battle against Masamune and Yukimura.]]
* EvilIsHammy: [[spoiler:In the movie where he is completely enjoying his return.]]
* EvilLaugh: If anything manages to amuse him, it usually means you're ''screwed''. In the third game it's more an Evil Chuckle.
* EvilOverlord: If he does manage to take over the country. In the anime he starts off like this.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Of course, it's Wakamoto. His voice in ''Samurai Heroes'' is pretty intimidating as well.
* ExcusePlot: His 'story' paths in ''Samurai Heroes'' have only one story-significant cutscene, which is after defeating Mitsuhide in the red path. His stories can basically all be summarized as "Oda Nobunaga beats up ''everybody''", just in different orders.
* EyeBeams: His Basara KO in ''Cross'' has him fire these at the opponent from his throne before dealing the final blow.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: After he is resurrected.
* AGodAmI: Seems to believe this when he's alive, and once he comes back from Hell it's the bonafide truth.
* GoOutWithASmile: In the anime at least.
* GracefulLoser: In the third game, [[spoiler:upon being defeated by Oichi, he goes back to Hell with her with little complaint.]]
* GuardianEntity: One of the things he picked up in the third game.
* HeroKiller: The anime incarnation succeeds at [[DeathGlare paralyzing Masamune with his glare]] in his first appearance and kills a good deal of supporting characters from the games who didn't make it into main characterhood in the anime. Every time the heroes try to face him prior to the final battle it goes badly for them, [[spoiler:and in the end it takes a coalition of all the major factions and a HeroicSacrifice to defeat him]].
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Probably the most egregious example of the trope.
* HumanoidAbomination: Regarded as one by most of the cast in ''3''. He may or not have been one before.
* IHaveYourWife: When he kidnaps Oichi in ''Heroes'' and the anime.
* InconsistentDub: Nobunaga's historical title of "第六天魔王" (Dairokuten Maou): In the first game and anime, it's "Devil King" (of the Sixth Heaven). In ''Samurai Heroes'', it's "Demon King" (of the Sixth Underworld). English has no equivalent term for "maou", which has been translated into a lot of different English words in [[ChronoTrigger many]] [[{{Disgaea}} different]] Japanese games, [[PragmaticAdaptation and both terms carry the meaning of the word]].
* InstantDeathRadius: You do ''not'' want to get caught by his SuperMode.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Yo'
* LargeHam: [[WorldOfHam Even by the standards of the series]].
* LaughablyEvil: It's kind of hard ''not'' to at least chuckle at how ObviouslyEvil Nobunaga is in this series. Even the ''{{Onimusha}}'' version isn't this over-the-top, and that one became the ''king of hell''.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: His {{Infinity Minus One Sword}}s in ''Samurai Heroes'' look suspiciously much like a one-handed (and slightly spikier) version of [[SoulCalibur Soul Edge]], complete with an eye in the middle.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Dear God, just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgUqq2SbCqM listen to it!]]''
** The remix on the movie soundtrack adds a gothic-sounding intro and a ''drum solo.'' [[BeyondTheImpossible Just because it can.]]
* LightningBruiser: Moves and hits incredibly fast.
* LightningReveal: How he appears in the anime.
* MarathonBoss: In the third game, he'll be able to revive himself at least once in his stage due to the sacrifices.
** One bonus objective on his map is to fight him after letting him devour all the souls he can, meaning you have to kill him eight times. Good luck with that.
* NeckLift: Does this to Masamune in the anime.
* NothingButSkulls: Likes to sit upon a throne of skulls. He also uses them as cups.
* ObviouslyEvil: Does he really look like anything else?
* OminousLatinChanting: German, actually.
* OmnicidalManiac: His main schtick in the third game. Not that this was that big of a difference.
* OneWingedAngel: His "Scorched Earth" Super Art.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Spends most of the anime sitting around doing nothing but drink sake and look badass, pretty much waiting for the heroes to come and get him. However considering how powerful he proved to be...
* PetTheDog: DoubleSubverted during Ranmaru's ending in the 1st game, Nobunaga rewards the boy with a few pieces of candy. While today this may make Nobunaga look like a cheapskate, FridgeBrilliance[=/=]ValuesDissonance would set in once one realizes Sengoku Japan didn't have a sugar refinery to make the candy, which is likely imported from Portugal. Long story short: the candy is most likely NOT cheap.
* PhysicalGod: In the third game.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: As a playable character in the third game. The health, offence and defence of Tadakatsu combined with Yukimura's movement speed, attack speed and reach (both in front and to the sides), use of the shadow element, and a ludicrously overpowered SuperMode as one of his final arts. His boss incarnation has between one and seven {{One Up}}s depending on how many souls you let him eat, gets stronger every time he revives, and has all his playable moves powered up further.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Loves giving these.
* RedBaron: "Devil King of the Sixth Heaven", apparently a self-bestowed title. Older characters also mock him as the "Fool of Owari".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In the anime they're always like this, whereas in the games he has GrayEyes most of the time but they turn red when be enters demon mode.
* SecretCharacter: Sort of in the third game. He's revealed as playable right in the manual, but unlocking him takes a lot more time than any of the other unlockable characters and the method is rather esoteric.
* SinisterScimitar: Looks more like a falchion, but still fits.
* SlasherSmile: Sports an impressive one upon his return from Hell in TheMovie.
* SlouchOfVillainy: When reclining on his throne of skulls.
* SuperMode: The 'Scorched Earth' super art in the third game, complete with a giant ominous glowing demonic silhouette of doom.
* SwordAndGun: Manages this with a SawedOffShotgun.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Starting with Japan.
* ThatManIsDead: In the third game, Nobunaga never calls himself by name (only his title) upon his return and denies any knowledge of himself. Yet, somehow, he remembers Oichi (and in her battle against him, Mitsuhide).
-->''"A man named Oda Nobunaga... I have never heard of that man."''
* TinTyrant: Wears a European full-plate worthy of [[LordOfTheRings Sauron]], complete with...
** SpikesOfVillainy: All over his armor. Doesn't stop him from being a LightningBruiser.
* ToThePain: His speech of each of the six hells, which he describes individually with gruesome detail.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Nouhime, whom he will quickly deem worthless after her death.
* WorthyOpponent: He demonstrates honor when facing opponents he perceives as this in ''3''.
* YouCantFightFate: "This was inevitable..."
* YouHaveFailedMe: In the anime, after Mitsuhide changes his plans in order to screw around with [[spoiler:Nagamasa and Ieyasu]] ForTheEvulz, Nobunaga showers his head with sake and exclaims that the next time it will be his own blood.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:To Nouhime, Oichi, Ieyasu, Nagamasa and Mitsuhide]] in the anime.
* YourSoulIsMine: In the third game, his map involves you running like a maniac all over it trying to stop Nobunaga from devouring all his minions' souls for {{One Up}}s. Luckily there are ballistae to launch yourself across the map as shortcuts.
** YouCantThwartStageOne: The first sacrifice will go off automatically when the base commander reaches half health.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: This is one man who does ''not'' care for Public Relations; everybody wants a piece of him and that's the way he likes it. Given that the closest he's got to a chief diplomat is ''Mitsuhide''...

!!Nouhime
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-->Voiced by: Yurika Hino (Japanese), Kathleen Barr (''Devil Kings''), StephanieYoung (anime)

->''"Time for your punishment."''

Slavishly devoted wife of Nobunaga, who in return... well... doesn't kill her? Uses GunsAkimbo in combat, as well as carrying a [[GatlingGood Gatling Gun]], a rifle and what seems to be a rocket launcher which she summons [[VictoriasSecretCompartment from her kimono]].

Uses butterfly motifs a lot, and thus she is called ''Lady Butterfly'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''
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* ApologeticAttacker: Mocked as she says "Excuse Me!" in the anime [[spoiler:as she open fire with her machinegun on Kenshin and Kasuga.]]
* BabiesEverAfter: Though historically she could not conceive, her ending in [=SB2=] (after Nobunaga's death) implies she is pregnant.
* CoDragons: With Ranmaru.
* FemmeFatale: More-so in the first game and anime, where she's sultry and likes to tease her opponents. The second game portrays her with some BrokenBird qualities.
* GatlingGood: Can whip out a massive Gatling Gun as one of her attacks.
* GlassCannon: Her guns allow her to cheese it with bosses pretty easily, though her lifebar is much smaller than other characters.
* GunsAkimbo
* TheGunslinger: Mostly fits The Woo with a few elements of Trick Shot. Her Gatling Gun makes her into The Vaporizer as well.
* HairDecorations
* HiddenBuxom: Doesn't seem like it in the games but she is revealed to be a definite case of this in the anime when she once posed as a Kunoichi and is revealed to be about as well-endowed as Kasuga.
* [[HotSpringsEpisode Hot Springs Scene]]: Her ending in ''Devil Kings''. There is no point to it other than {{fanservice}}.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* KilledOffForReal: Unlike Nobunaga she can't come back for the third game.
* LadyMacBeth: She would certainly not disapprove of her husband's bad deeds. In fact, she facilitates them...
* LadyOfWar
* LovingAShadow: For whatever reason she idolises Nobunaga, with she herself being rather kindhearted at times. But if one thing is certain, it's that he's never going to love her back.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Is prepared to kill anyone and anything and turn herself into a demon for her husband.
* LoveMartyr: For Nobunaga, who barely recognizes her existence at best. And she has no interest in making him good anyway.
* MoreDakka: Her Gatling Gun can be outfitted to have a second barrel.
* PlayingWithFire
* PsychoSupporter: Somewhat acknowledged by other characters in the second game, where they find her genuine devotion to the Demon King rather disturbing.
* ShesGotLegs: Especially in the anime. Her outfit bares little else, making sure they are suitably emphasised.
* ShoutOut: Her ultimate weapons are [[DevilMayCry Ebony and Ivory]].
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Manages to use her skimpy kimono as a {{Hammerspace}}.
* WeakButSkilled

!!Mori Ranmaru
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-->Voiced by: Hiroki Shimowada (Japanese), CathyWeseluck (''Devil Kings''), MaxeyWhitehead (anime)

->''"Ranmaru will take your head as a trophy!"''

A bratty kid with a [[TheArcher bow and arrow]] that thinks Nobunaga is totally awesome. Not much else to say.

Renamed as ''Hornet'' in ''Devil Kings''
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* TheArcher: Mostly uses it as a close-range weapon.
* CoDragons: With Nouhime or Mitsuhide.
* ChildSoldiers: His youth disturbs some characters, but he himself seems to have no problems with warfare and treats it like a game. Which just makes it even more disturbing.
* CuteShotaroBoy: Bratty though he may be, he still ''looks'' adorable.
* FragileSpeedster
* HeroWorshipper: Towards Nobunaga, who in return acknowledges him as a useful aide and rewards him with a single piece of candy for doing a good job. See Nobunaga's "PetTheDog" article above.
** HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: What the hell is his definition of 'Hero' anyway!? Calling someone like [[EvilOverlord No]][[CardCarryingVillain bu]][[ObviouslyEvil na]][[LaughablyEvil ga]] heroic!? Kids these days...
** His intro for [=SB2=] is basically him wandering around a battlefield until he comes up to Nobunaga, who gives him a DeathGlare before scoffing and riding away on his horse. His reaction? "That dude's awesome!" His total loyalty as well as being a little brat makes it so that other characters quickly get over the fact of fighting a kid.
* HumanShield: [[spoiler:Mitsuhide]] attempts to use him as such against Kojuro. [[spoiler:It doesn't work because the latter acknowledges Ranmaru as Nobunaga's General and therefore an enemy, though he merely knocks him out of the way and tells him to serve another lord after leaving Mitsuhide for dead. He lives past the ending, with some PuppyLove with Itsuki]].
* KilledOffForReal: Just like Nouhime.
* MoralityPet: Nobunaga treats him marginally better than anyone else in the series, even going so far as to give him encouragement in battle and reward him afterwards.
* MouthyKid: Which eventually leads Mitsuhide to threaten him with death if he doesn't shut up in ''2''.
* ParentalSubstitute: He sees Nobunaga and Nouhime as these. Both of them do get visibly upset if Ranmaru is killed.
* RainOfArrows: His Basara attack consists of this. He also creates a very impressive one upon his anime introduction (so thick that it covers ''every inch'' of the surrounding area).
* ShockAndAwe
* ThirdPersonPerson: Used to show that deep down he's really just a naive little kid.

!!AkechiMitsuhide[=/=]Tenkai
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-->Voiced by: ShowHayami (Japanese), Peter Kelamis (''Devil Kings''), VicMignogna (English)

->''"This is it, this is it! This is true slaughter! Ahahaha!!"''

Nobunaga is running through the evil competition by himself. At least there will be the [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade heroic Akechi Mitsuhide]] to stop the EvilOverlord Nobunaga, like usual, right?

[[GoneHorriblyWrong Bzzt! Wrong!]]

Mitsuhide here is ''anything'' but heroic. He's an ObviouslyEvil WhiteHairedPrettyBoy who is completely AxCrazy. With an evil [[GigglingVillain giggle]] which can evolve into any EvilLaugh, [[DualWielding two]] [[SinisterScythe mean scythes]] and a lust for seeing people suffer, Mitsuhide might as well be the man to surpass Nobunaga in terms of evilness. Known as ''[[MeaningfulName Reaper]]'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]'', but said game demoted him into an NPC. He's playable in most ''Basara'' games, though.

''Sengoku Basara 3'' introduces the character of Tenkai, a monk who turns out to be Mitsuhide is disguise. How exactly this came to be is unknown, though it's clear that Tenkai has something up his sleeve... Too bad he got demoted to an NPC in the same time until Utage.
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* AnimalMotifs: Oichi has compared him to a [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snake]].
* AxCrazy: All you need to know about him.
* BadBoss: The only other character aside from [[TheNeidermeyer Motonari]] to have no qualms about hurting his own men.
* BaddieFlattery: When he starts praising his opponent, it usually means he's even more determined to kill them.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BloodKnight: Lives to kill people and seems to be in a state of perpetual blood lust.
* BloodUpgrade: Goes mad at the sight of blood, especially his own.
* CastingAShadow
* CombatSadomasochist: Mitsuhide practically ''defines'' this trope! Why do you think he toys around so much? He even has an attack where he squirms around as enemies strike him before countering in [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything one big release]].
* CompositeCharacter: Tenkai and Mitsuhide were completely unrelated in history (aside from some wacky rumours), but are consolidated into one character because why the hell not.
* CoolMask: Tenkai wears one, not that it makes much of a difference.
* [[spoiler:CryForTheDevil]]: Strange as it sounds, during ''Utage'' [[spoiler:it's actually quite hard not to feel a little sorry for him when he tries to convince himself he's still human, feels lost and alone and even starts sobbing pitifully]].
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Becomes this after he kills Nobunaga and sees no other reason to live if he must be without Nobunaga.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Devil Kings'', he/Reaper got demoted to an NPC. Then, when he becomes Tenkai in [=SB3=], he's an NPC once again. Then he becomes playable again in ''Utage''.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: All that moaning he does...
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* DualWielding SinisterScythe
* EvilChancellor: As Tenkai.
* EvilTastesGood: Mitsuhide constantly uses taste-related metaphors, such as finding it "delicious" to trample on true love.
* EvilVersusEvil: Up against Nobunaga, though he's more of a sadistic psychopath than plain old evil... which may make him a far worse evil than even his lord.
* FirstNameBasis: He is notably the only person in the cast to refer to Nouhime by her real name, Kichou. This familiarity is linked to the fact that they were childhood friends in RealLife.
* FoeYay: He is fond of Nouhime and sometimes expresses sympathy for her situation. She just finds his advances creepy.
** Let's not forget how he complimented Motonari's looks and figure... only to remark that he wanted to cut him up.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he does anything.
* GigglingVillain: Can also break into EvilLaugh, however the giggling is far more disturbing.
* GoOutWithASmile: In the anime. While ''begging for more''.
** [[spoiler: He comes back for the movie as Tenkai. Where he does not go out with a smile since he didn't get to fight Oda like he wanted.]]
* GrayEyes: To fit his cold-bloodedness.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: In the movie]]
* [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Historical Hero Downgrade]]: ''Sengoku Basara'' is one of the very few media where Mitsuhide is downright villainous and wicked. Keep in mind that Capcom did however portrayed him in a better light in ''{{Onimusha}}''.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: For Nobunaga.
-->"You utterly annihilated opponents who had already admitted defeat, right down to the last survivor. You mercilessly cut down women and children running away in confusion. You burnt down everything, leaving not even an insect alive. The only thing remaining is the ashes dancing in the transient wind. I, Mitsuhide, can no longer contain how intoxicated I am with you!"
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Oh yes.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* {{Keigo}}: To make him even creepier (and also somewhat effeminate).
* {{Leitmotif}}: Not as cool as Nobunaga's, but just as evil.
* LargeHam
* LickingTheBlade: Has been known to do this, whether the blade has blood on it or not.
* LimpAndLivid: The way he's always moving, except rather than livid he is very calm, gliding about and swaying from side to side as if it comes perfectly naturally. Human spines shouldn't be able to move like that...
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Isn't it shiny and silky?
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: "Your screams are so ''exciting''! Scream ''more''!"
* ALoveToDismember: In ''Utage'' he carries [[spoiler:Nobunaga's head]] around with him and speaks to it as if it were the real [[spoiler:Nobunaga]].
* ManipulativeBastard: As Tenkai, he effectively controls Kobayakawa Hideaki's every decision through schemes and flattery, bending him to his every will. Though it's not like Hideaki is particularly hard to fool anyway.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Turned out he began to miss Nobunaga after killing him and breaks down when told he has lost his humanity]].
* NearDeathExperience: In ''Utage'' [[spoiler:after apparently [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat plummeting to his death]], Mitsuhide has a dream about reuniting with Nobunaga]], only to then wake up.
* ObviouslyEvil: Almost as bad as Nobunaga.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He gets [[VillainousBreakdown rather upset]] if anyone gets to Nobunaga before he does. [[spoiler:Also the reason why he resurrects Nobunaga again in the third game; so he can try and finally kill him for good.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: As Tenkai, he now sports a mask and a change of clothing. That is about all that's different.
* PeekABangs: His horse also adopts his hairstyle in the anime.
* SicklyGreenGlow: His Basara attack creates a greenish black aura reminiscent of this.
* SinisterMinister: Keep in mind, Tenkai is meant to be a ''monk''. Lampshaded by Hideaki's soldiers saying they've never seen one who looks like that.
* SoftWater: When Tenkai is defeated he will escape by jumping off a cliff into the sea.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Very long ones on his shoulder guards.
* TheStarscream: He doesn't necessarily want to replace Nobunaga, but he sure as hell has been biding his time in order to kill him.
* TallThinAndEvil: He's even taller than Nobunaga, and so thin he appears almost skeletal.
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:Hisahide stole Mitsuhide's previous name, which forced him to make a new identity for himself as 'Tenkai'.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: The more he's hurt, the more it pleasures him and makes him want to inflict pain on his opponent.
* TricksterMentor: Plays this to Hideaki, abandoning him in times of danger and sending letters to anyone Hideaki visits that get him into trouble.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Mitsuhide is usually the one who does this to Nobunaga's allies. Even if Nobunaga doesn't necessarily want him to.
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[[folder:Azai Clan]]

!!Azai Nagamasa
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-->Voiced by: KoujiTsujitani (Japanese), Christopher Bevins (anime)

->''"My mission is to erase all evil in the name of justice!"''

Oichi's husband and a fierce defender of justice, Azai Nagamasa wields his sword and shield with a passion. He loves Oichi but [[CanNotSpitItOut is too shy to say it outright.]] He was an NPC in the second ''Sengoku Basara'', and in the ExpansionPack he became a selectable character.

His default costume [[{{Ultraman}} resembles an old Japanese SciFi hero.]]
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* AscendedExtra: He was introduced as an NPC but gained enough popularity to become playable in ''Heroes''.
* {{Badass}}
* {{Bishounen}}: Take his helmet off and he's almost as pretty as his wife.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Prefers to say it with flowers, if ever at all.
* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler:Several times in the anime with Oichi.]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: In the anime. Also the ''Chronicle Heroes'' opening.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Nagamasa's moves in the game have a lot of spinning on his part.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after Oichi is revealed to be a spy and has to be snapped out of it by some peasants before he attempts to get her back.
* HonorBeforeReason: He refuses to break his alliance with Oda and join the good guys. It doesn't go well for him...
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Did he seriously believe that Nobunaga could see the error of his ways?
* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:It got him shot.]]
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* JusticeWillPrevail: His sense of justice however can be a little... skewed at times.
* KilledOffForReal: As of the third game, though there's every chance he may come back later. [[spoiler:True for the anime.]]
* KnightInShiningArmour: Oichi thinks of him as this.
* KnightTemplar: Is portrayed as one of these in later games, where he will deem anything and everything evil and turns into somewhat of a hypocrite.
* LargeHam: Where justice in involved, speaking quietly just isn't good enough!
* LightEmUp
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Has a small fold-out one worn on his arm that also has attack properties.
* NiceHat: His distinctive helmet has a horsetail crest on it.
* NobleBigot: Nagamasa genuinely wants to do good, but it doesn't occur to him that in trying to eradicate everyone he doesn't approve of he's contradicting himself.
* ParasolOfPain: One of his joke weapons is a old Japanese-style umbrella.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: With Oichi [[spoiler:(though for the most part it doesn't last...)]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In his campaign in ''Heroes'', Oichi gets kidnapped by Nobunaga. After recovering from HeroicBSOD, he the proceeds to go the castle and hand everyone inside their asses.
* RoyalRapier: Technically a longsword, but he uses it in the same way.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* ShortHairWithTail: And elements of a HimeCut believe it or not.
* ShoutOut: His default costume looks like {{Ultraman}}.
* [[spoiler:SpiritAdvisor:]] To Oichi later on in the anime.
* SuperSentaiStance: He performs this solo in {{Victory Pose}} and doing power up.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:In Oichi's ''Heroes'' story he jumps between her and Nobunaga's shotgun, leading Oichi to believe it's her fault he died.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: He berates Oichi in one scene, then gives her flowers in the next.

!!Oichi
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-->Voiced by: MamikoNoto (Japanese), LauraBailey (English)

->''"Everyone's dying. This too is Ichi's fault..."''

Hoo boy, where do we start? Oichi is the introverted younger sister of Nobunaga, who got sent off to marry Azai Nagamasa. Debuts in ''[=SB2=]'' as an NPC, but gained such a massive following she is made a playable character in ''[[ExpansionPack Heroes]]''. She seems to think that everything bad in the world is ''her fault''. And with a brother like [[CardCarryingVillain Nobunaga]], [[ItGotWorse it always get worse]]. She also has dark powers which can possess her and turn her into a psychotic murderer, but she usually keeps those in check... unless she's pushed too far.

And yet, the universe seems to want her to be pushed beyond that line. Her story revolves about her getting possessed by her powers after [[spoiler:Nagamasa's HeroicSacrifice to save her and Nobunaga making her commit lots of atrocities she didn't want to, culminating in [[KillEmAll killing Nobunaga and all his aides]], and then getting killed by a falling ceiling... with a heart-wrenching ImageSong at that]]. The anime follows a similar route too, where [[spoiler:she gets tricked by Mitsuhide into warning Nagamasa of impending danger, only for Mitsuhide to turn back against his words... and kill Nagamasa in front of her. She makes a last-minute HeelFaceTurn and kills Nouhime, before being murdered by Nobunaga.]]

She appears in ''Sengoku Basara 3'', once again proving her PopularityPower. However, not only does she now lead the remnants of Nobunaga's army (who have chosen her as his successor), she has discarded her naginata and utilizes only her demon hands. Her storyline was taken from the canon story ([[spoiler:Nagamasa's death]]) up until the point before she snapped, where she purposely lost her memories to avoid facing the extremely harsh reality and [[ExtremeDoormat is now obeying whoever gives her orders.]]
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* ApologisesALot: Make that ''all the time''.
* AscendedExtra: Joined her husband as one of the popular playables in the expansion.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]: Certain lines from her and [[spoiler:Nobunaga]] suggest this is the case in the third game and the opening narrator/other characters are just guessing.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Why she decides to be Ieyasu's PsychoSupporter, as well as just not wanting to be alone.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BlackEyes: Very beautiful and emotional. Also very sad, making her fit into the second category best.
* BreakTheCutie: Over and over and over...
* BrownNote: One of her prisoners apparently passed out from sheer terror after looking into her eyes.
* {{Chickification}}: A minor case in the anime, where she's not even shown fighting.
* CosmicPlaything: The universe ''really'' seems to hate her and wants to prevent her from ever achieving any kind of happiness.
** ThrowTheDogABone: Except if she chooses to follow Ieyasu in [=SB3=], who treats her kindly and promises to protect her, possibly the only happy ending she could hope for.
* CuteAndPsycho: Most of the time she's very demure and sweet, if a little depressing, but when she snaps you had better run ''fast''.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Blame Nobunaga for drawing out her dark powers, which she seems to dislike and fear.
** The powers themselves appear to be the only thing that consistently treats her nicely. In ''Samurai Heroes'', at least, the hands are very gentle in the way they (for instance) put her on her feet, carry her instead of running, or catch her and set her down after a zipline or slingshot.
* DemonicPossession: By the third game. Whether it's Nobunaga or something else remains unknown.
* DiabolusExMachina: Her method of dying in her ''Heroes'' story.
* DistressedDamsel: TWICE. In Nagamasa's story and in the anime, both courtesy of her brother.
* TheDogBitesBack: In her
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* ExtremeDoormat: Doesn't help her situation by just doing whatever she's told without complaint.
** ''Sengoku Basara 3'' makes this trope more apparent with her. In one path of her story, she's captured and essentially used as an attack dog by Yoshitsugu. [[TheDogBitesBack It bites him in the ass in the end.]]
* FakeStatic: Sort of. During her dialogue in battle you often hear this as she speaks, a reference to ghost movies.
* FlowerMotifs: White lilies for her love with Nagamasa, and red lycoris for her demonic side.
* FoeYay: Disturbingly enough, she has this with her brother in the third game, especially [[spoiler:how she strokes his face as they return to hell together]].
* HimeCut: A variation with the bangs trimmed at different lengths around her face.
* HumanoidAbomination
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The thing that seems to trouble Oichi the most in the third game is being alone. When anybody tries to befriend her (Tsuruhime, Ieyasu) she instantly latches on to them and seems much happier. [[spoiler: She's even quite content binding Nobunaga in hell, just because it means she doesn't have to be alone anymore.]]
* ImageSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcWhR22m3Ho "Nemure Hi no Hana"]] by MamikoNoto.
* InstantDeathRadius: Several of her Super Arts involve this.
* IronicNurseryRhyme
-->"Wander freely, wander far, off beneath the Devil's star
-->In the dark, the girl so bright, got up to see the day by night
-->Her fear in hand, her fear in heart, her fear did tear her soul apart
-->The white of flesh, the white of bone, the worms will leave your soul alone
-->On and on the road does go, down into the depths below
-->[[{{Foreshadowing}} Off you went to call the king, you wish to hear the Devil sing]]..."
* LaughingMad: When she properly loses it. [[EvilSoundsDeep Even her voice changes]].
* LimpAndLivid: In the third game. She moves like a puppet with a drunk puppeteer behind the strings, and half her movements involve her shadow hands picking her up and moving her around.
* LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt: HighOctaneNightmareFuel of an inversion. Her grunts of pain and certain battle lines sound horribly like a rape scene.
* LoveHurts: More like... love chews you up, spits you out, and leads you to a tragic demise.
* LoveMakesYouEvil[=/=][[LoveMakesYouCrazy Crazy]]: One of the reasons she turned to The DarkSide is because of her love for Nagamasa and the pain it caused her.
* TheMario: In the second game, with slight edge towards MightyGlacier.
* TheMole: In the anime, [[spoiler:this was the whole reason she was married to Nagamasa in the first place. However, she falls in love with him for real, and cannot carry out her duties.]]
* TheNicknamer: "Lord Happy" and "Lord Grumpy" for Ieyasu and Mitsunari, respectively. Also "White Bird" for Tsuruhime.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Oh lord, Oichi... Thought she was scary enough in ''[=SB2=]''? ''[=SB3=]'' cranks it UpToEleven. From the way she moves like a dead human puppet, dark hands cracking up skulls of unfortunate mooks, to playing with said hands while [[IronicNurseryTune singing a haunting song]], complete with distorted audio when she speaks making her feel like she was out of a Japanese horror film. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_xgMqYZz0E Just see for yourself.]]
** Half the time when you block with her she whispers in a quiet voice "''kill me!''" It's really creepy.
** Her stages are just as bad, with the complete darkness and the shit-scary music.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: So perfect that she grows more devoted to Nagamasa than to her elder brother, who arranged the marriage.
* PopularityPower: How she managed to earn her story arc in ''Heroes'' -- and that's saying something in a series loaded with testosterone, which also leads her to be the sole female character in ''Cross''.
* [[PsychopathicManChild Psychopathic Woman Child]]: She's not entirely coherent in the third game.
* PsychoSupporter: In the Eastern Army path, she becomes one to Ieyasu. He's actually quite uncomfortable about it.
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RedBaron: The Demon Queen of the Fifth Heaven in the third game.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: In ''Heroes'', she dies after [[spoiler:killing her brother and his subordinates]]. ''[=SB3=]'' retcons this into saying that she was the SoleSurvivor.
* TheRemnant: In the third game, as the "successor" of Nobunaga she's followed by the Remnants of the Oda Army, who serve her with a cult-like fervor. This leads to FridgeLogic when she fights against her brother.
* SayMyName: Particularly in the anime, though the games are guilty of this as well. If she's not apologising, she's saying "Nagamasa-sama" over and over.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Her Darkness. Though is hard to tell who's controlling who.
* ShesGotLegs: Her thighs are given a lot of attention.
* ShinyMidnightBlack: The anime adds in purplish highlights too.
* ShoutOut: Her demeanor and bizarre utterances are quite reminiscent of [[BuffyTheVampireSlayer Dru]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only female fighter in the fighting game spinoff.
* SquishyWizard: In ''Samurai Heroes''. Her attack and defence scores are quite subpar and she moves and attacks slowly, especially in regards to cooldown. However, all her moves have very good range and area-of-effect and involve grabbing, throwing or locking down the enemy's movement, and her shadow element gives her an effective InstantDeathRadius against mooks.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: She bears similarities to this, especially in the third game, including her long black hair, pale skin, haunting voice and hellish powers.
* TallDarkAndBishoujo
* ThirdPersonPerson: Makes her seem meek and child-like.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Well, she used to be amongst the Oda clan. And even then, compared to [[EvilOverlord Nobunaga]], [[PsychoForHire Mitsuhide]], [[PsychoSupporter Nouhime]] and [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Ranmaru]]...
* TraumaCongaLine
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: It's revealed in ''[=SB3=]'' that following [[spoiler:Nagamasa's death and her fall into darkness]], she forced herself to forget all the terrible things that had happened.
-->''[[MadnessMantra "Just a dream, just a dream, just a dream, just a dream..."]]''
* VoiceOfTheLegion: During her Basara attack.
* WalkingWasteland
* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Her story ending in ''Heroes'', after she goes beserk and kills Nobunaga. She dies herself when the building collapses.]]
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Has inherited her real life counterpart's status as the most beautiful woman in Japan.
* YankTheDogsChain: After having some sense beaten into her during her second stage, the dark powers around her recede completely, she stands straight under her own power and she starts calling out to people, disoriented but entirely lucid for the first time all game. [[spoiler: It lasts about 30 seconds before Tenkai kills her to revive Nobunaga.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tokugawa Clan]]

!!TokugawaIeyasu
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-->Voiced by: TohruOokawa (Japanese), Jason Michas (''Devil Kings''), LiamOBrien (English)

->''"Let us unite, and form a bond."''

The third unifier, and probably the only sane one between the trio (because Nobunaga is like the personification of evil, Hideyoshi is... freakin' nuts). Unlike the fat turd that most fictions portray, Ieyasu here is somewhat of a BrattyHalfPint, but despite that possesses quite a lot of wisdom and virtue and love for his people. While not much of a fighter, he makes it up with his [[HumongousMecha humongously powerful]] [[strike:Gundam]] retainer Honda Tadakatsu.

However, Capcom decided to poke fun at his days of being the hostage of Imagawa, thus turning him into JamesBondage extraordinaire, especially in Tadakatsu's story where everyone ''races'' to kidnap Ieyasu (and him getting kidnapped is a gimmick when playing as Tadakatsu in the fighting game). He's unplayable in both the first and second games, but the ExpansionPack made him playable and gave him a non-JamesBondage role as Motochika's friend, but he has no story mode.

It isn't until ''[=SB3=]'' (and consequently the second season of the anime) that he finally becomes a full-blown grown man, gets past his JamesBondage tendencies and is now punching people out on the guts with his fist. He successfully slays Hideyoshi, but then had to deal with Hideyoshi's fanatical follower Ishida Mitsunari, leading up to the decisive battle at Sekigahara.

Known as ''Irdene'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''
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* AscendedExtra: Was an NPC in the first game and only became playable a couple of time before he grew into the main character of [=SB3=].
* {{Badass}}: You really wouldn't believe this if you're playing the previous game since he's [[DistressedDude the always-kidnapped boy]]. Well, he got his badass certificate.
** BadassArmfold: Does this in cutscenes and is one of his [[IdleAnimation idle animations]].
** TookALevelInBadass: In ''[=SB3=]'', he is now grown up, with a revamped fighting style and having effectively beaten the tar out of Hideyoshi.
* BareFistedMonk: In ''3'', though his clothes and blocking motions seem to be more boxing.
* BareYourMidriff
* BattleAura: Weaponizes it with the "Tokugawa Might" technique.
* BattleDiscretionShot: His battle with Hideyoshi in the ''[=SB3=]'' intro takes place off-screen while we follow Mitsunari's point-of-view, who only arrives after Hideyoshi is dead. Exactly how the battle went down is unknown, although Ieyasu (obviously) won.
* BladeOnAStick: His first weapon, discarded in favor of a new fighting style.
* BrattyHalfPint: In ''Sengoku Basara Matsuri'' it is said he's 15 years old!
** And while for all intents and purposes he's an adult, in the anime Shingen still addresses him as Takechiyo, which is his childhood name.
** Lampshaded in ''3'', where his previously reverent soldiers immediately explode into mother-hen mode when "Takechiyo-sama" is apparently kidnapped, and the suspect being the Hojo, they, being led by Tadakatsu, wrecked the whole clan... [[spoiler:only to find Ieyasu just trying to hang around for Sakura-viewing]].
* CantCatchUp: Starts out as this is the games, but manages to overcome it in ''Battle Heroes''. And by the third game, boy, [[TookALevelInBadass has he caught up... in spades]]!
** Lampshaded by Masamune, who states that he had to grow up at some point.
* ChargedAttack: His attacks can be charged up to go from "Punching things really hard" to "Punching things absurdly hard with added range".
* CombatCompliment: In the third game, he spends just about every single one of his levels singing his opponent's praises while beating their forces into dust.
* CryForTheDevil: [[spoiler:In the ending where he defeats Mitsunari, he sheds tears for the troubled man he considered a friend.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: As of ''3'', Ieyasu is out to unite Japan even if he has to punch every single Japanese person in the face to do it.
* DistressBall: Throws it away by ''3'' though.
* DistressedDude: And ''how''! Thankfully he averted it by the 3rd game.
* ExtremityExtremist: Most of his attacks involves his fists.
* [[spoiler:FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Ieyasu is burned alive by Hisahide during his story mode.]]
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Basara is probably the only series so far to make Ieyasu the OnlySaneMan amongst the evil past unifiers. Not to mention he has become [[{{Bishonen}} quite the looker]] compared to his usual portrayals as a FatBastard.
* HonorBeforeReason: "The Tokugawa never betrays a promise, even to the Demon King himself". It just takes the next episode in the anime to finally make him screw that.
* InTheHood: He wears one with his new design similar to those worn by Boxers. When he puts it on with his taunt, he gets a bit of an attack buff.
* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted - he fights with his fists specifically so that he too feels pain, and his soldiers talk about giving them medical attention.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Washi', sometimes 'Soregashi'.
* KidWithTheRemoteControl
* KnuckleCracking: In his revamped design, he cracks his knuckles dramatically before executing his Basara attack.
* LightEmUp
* MagneticHero: Is played as this in the third game, although to be honest he makes just as many enemies as he does friends.
* TheMessiah: Evolves into this in [=SB3=]
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Made all the more noticeable since none of the other characters have changed at all.
* PowerFist: His new weapons in [=SB3=] are his fists, equipped with special gloves.
** MegatonPunch
** RapidFireFisticuffs: And he becomes fond of this, drawing similarities with [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: His main theme in ''Sengoku Basara 3'' is "unifying the land with the power of bonds". [[LightIsNotGood However, he might seem a bit of a hypocrite]], as he actually destroys many bonds along the way. At least he realises this.
* SayMyName: '''"TADAKATSUUUUUUU!!!!!!"'''
* SparklingStreamOfTears: In the anime, when Tadakatsu goes on a suicide mission.
* StockholmSyndrome: Becomes best friends with Chousokabe Motochika, who happens to be one of his ''kidnappers''. [[spoiler:Then the third game suddenly subverts it when Ieyasu attacks Motochika's territory after killing Hideyoshi, ultimately straining their relationship. Then subverted again as it turns out it was Kanbe's doing, with Motonari behind it.]]
* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery]]: In the anime. After [[spoiler:we saw Nobunaga's soldiers stab him to death on-screen in season one, too]]. No, don't ask us how that happened.
* UseYourHead: His Super Art, "Hard Head". Absurd damage, knocks down even enemy commanders, and hits enemy on ground when fully charged. Commanders can be taken out in ''seconds'' with it.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: That vest of his is pretty much all he wears above the waist. His alternate look removes the crop top too.
* WeCanRuleTogether: As his plan is to "unite the country through the power of bonds", he tries a non-villainous take on this on a large number of characters to try to avoid fighting them, up to and including Mitsunari in some campaigns. Gets especially {{egregious}} in Yukimura's red campaign, where Ieyasu offers Yukimura a place by his side ''after'' Yukimura has already beat him up and scattered the Eastern army.
* WhatTheHellHero: Toshiie accused him of kidnapping Matsu so the Maeda is NeutralNoLonger and join him. Ieyasu is flabbergasted because he never gave such orders. [[spoiler:In fact Yoshiaki was the one who did it, to empower the Eastern Army and earn Ieyasu's favour.]]
** Also, despite all his talk of "uniting the country with the power of bonds", he defeats his mentor Hideyoshi and ruins Mitsunari's life by taking away the bond Mitsunari has with his lords.
* WideEyedIdealist: Which leads him to make some pretty dumb mistakes at times.
* YoungConqueror

!!Honda Tadakatsu
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->''"...!"''

One of ''SengokuBasara'''s ridiculous yet ''fucking awesome'' presentations. Tadakatsu is a...uh...[[MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]. Or just a HumongousMecha [[AnachronismStew in the middle of ancient Japan]]. He doesn't talk and mostly lets his massive ass-kicking capabilities do the talking. He's also pretty loyal to Ieyasu. There are, however, times where even he gains some sort of will to fight a WorthyOpponent, showcased in front of the Shimazu clan. In those cases, Ieyasu usually lets him do as he pleases.

Goes by the name ''Iron Ox'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''
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* AnachronismStew: And ''how''!
* AttackDrone: They even look similar to those used in ''{{Gundam}}''.
* '''[[{{Badass}} BAD ASS]]'''
* {{Cyborg}}: Possibly. It's very vague, but he does seem to have a face with skin.
* FrozenFace: Said face is locked in a single expression that never changes. He is able to move his eyes, but that's it.
* HeroicSacrifice[=/=][[spoiler:DisneyDeath]] : In the anime, [[spoiler:he fights Nobunaga to try and restore his master's honor, despite knowing it's a lost cause. However it turns out he's not quite dead.]]
* HumongousMecha
* ImplacableMan: He shrugs off most attacks easily, and it's almost impossible to stun him or break through his guard.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha
* LightningBruiser: Thanks to his Gundam-ish features, he's both quick and MEGA POWERFUL. He's a bit difficult to steer in combat though. His "Heavy Mode" makes him a full-on MightyGlacier though.
* MadeOfIron: Literally.
* MismatchedEyes: One normal, and one a red [[ElectronicEyes electronic eye]].
* NumberTwo
* ShockAndAwe
* ShoutOut: To Gundam, mostly.
* TheSilentBob: Despite him only communicating in either mechanical whirs or total silence, other characters seem to understand him perfectly well and even make casual conversation with him.
** Becomes ridiculous in one scene where Ieyasu tells him "don't look at me like that!", when Tadakatsu's face hasn't changed at all from the PerpetualExpression it's always been.
* SilentPartner: Ieyasu tends to chatter away during the times when Tadakatsu would otherwise be expected to say something.
* SpiritedCompetitor: About the only thing that can make him ignore Ieyasu's command is when he finds a WorthyOpponent to fight (such as Yukimura in the anime, and Yoshihiro in the games).
* ThisIsADrill: In the third game, Tsuruhime even says that Tadakatsu will [[ShoutOut pierce the heavens]].
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:''Twice'' in the anime.]]
* TheUnintelligible: Though it seems that other characters understand him well enough (or just decide to willfully misinterpret him).
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: He is a HumongousMecha in the Sengoku Era. '''WHY DOES NO ONE EVEN BAT AN EYE AT THIS?'''
* VisibleSilence: The most you'll get out of him is "!!!"
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: '''[[GundamWing IT'S A GUNDAM!!!]]'''... [[RecycledINSPACE in Warring States!]]
* TheWorfEffect: For all his hype and features as shown previously, he is hit ''hard'' with this in the anime, getting blown up first by Nouhime and then by Nobunaga. [[spoiler: He gets better.]]


[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toyotomi Clan]]

!!ToyotomiHideyoshi
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-->Voiced by: RyotaroOkiayu (Japanese), ChristopherSabat (anime)

Introduced in ''[=SB2=]'', Hideyoshi is not the little monkey other fictions portray him as. He's a frickin' gorilla-sized man [[hottip:*:which is funny because the real Hideyoshi was short even by the average height of the age]], completely ruthless and will stop at nothing until Japan is conquered. However, behind his ruthless attitude, [[WellIntentionedExtremist he harbors a goal to reinforce Japan and make it a strong and prospering nation]].

He used to be friends with Maeda Keiji, but eventually received a series of HumiliationConga by [[ManipulativeBastard Matsunaga Hisahide]], which caused him to be DrunkWithPower and become the ruthless guy he is today. He's assisted in his endeavors by his strategist Hanbe.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Depending on the game, his hair is either brown or gray (and sometimes a mixture). This opens up countless questions about his age.
* {{Badass}}
* TheBigGuy
* CurbStompBattle: In the anime, all his fights against the heroes are very one-sided [[spoiler:until Masamune cuts him down in the climax following a HeroicSecondWind.]]
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Possibly the case in the anime. At least Keiji seems to think so.
* DrunkWithPower
* EvaFins: And he's not even a mecha. Well, maybe mecha-sized.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FistOfTheNorthStar Raoh]].
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Can pick up hapless {{mooks}} and use them as weapons to crush other hapless mooks.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Aren't they magnificent?
* InvulnerableKnuckles: As a [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Required Secondary Power]] to his [[SuperStrength titanic strength]].
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ware'
* KilledOffForReal: Major plot point of the third game, since it was necessary to set Sekigahara into motion. Knowing this series, it won't last.
* LargeAndInCharge: Easily the biggest character in the game. The anime takes this to extremes with having him nearly 4 times the size of Masamune (though this is hilariously inconsistent).
* {{Leitmotif}}: In the anime, called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_xuT6iPLio This is a Fight To Change the World]]". The composer must have been challenging himself to outdo Nobunaga's.
* LightIsNotGood: He is a light elemental, but is not at all good, albeit quite [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]].
* LoveIsAWeakness: [[spoiler:Why he decided to kill Nene.]]
* MightyGlacier: Though some of his attacks are fast enough to make him lean towards LightningBruiser.
* NeckLift: It's one of his moves. He pulls it out repeatedly in the anime, mostly against Masamune.
* NobleDemon: Sort of. Hideyoshi may be ruthless to those who's against him. However, if they're supporting him, Hideyoshi treats them well. No wonder Hanbe and Mitsunari are slavishly loyal to him.
* NoSell: In the anime, most characters' attacks simply have no effect on him.
* OminousLatinChanting: Hideyoshi's anime {{leitmotif}}. It's actually a mix of English and German (contrasting with Nobunaga's German), but it's used in the exact same manner.
* ParrotExposition: Plays this to Hanbe in the anime during strategy talks.
* PetTheDog: His attitude towards Hanbe. In [=SB3=], Ieyasu reveals that Hideyoshi [[spoiler:thought of Hanbe as he died]].
* PowerFist: It's a wonder [[YourHeadASplode his opponent's heads don't just explode]]...
* [[StabTheSky Punch The Sky]]: Does this for an introduction in the anime, causing the clouds above him to part and a ray of light to shine down while the rest of the battlefield are stuck under an overcast sky... WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic
* RapidFireFisticuffs: His final move, which had him do a ''FistOfTheNorthStar''-esque series of punches. Considering his size and attitude, this has likened him to Raoh.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Interestingly, they appear to be brown in flashbacks, so they could represent his change from good to bad.
* StartOfDarkness: He was actually born normal. Damn that [[ManipulativeBastard Hisahide]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wishes to unite the people and together make Japan into a world-wide power.
* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Is Punching]]: Showcased in the anime. Hideyoshi has a very, shall we say, ''hands-on'' approach to dealing with things.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Completely loses it after his "humiliation" and sacrifices feelings (and his own ''wife'' Nene) for strength.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Uses mostly grappling moves, including a piledriver.
* VillainousFriendship: A Type I with Hanbe. It's hard to tell who's worse at times.
* YourSizeMayVary: Can be just OneHeadTaller than someone, and be on par with Tadakatsu in the same scene.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Hideyoshi tries to avert it unlike Nobunaga by forming alliances and valuing his subordinates, but pretty much nobody (except Hanbe and Mitsunari) likes him.

!!Takenaka Hanbe
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-->Voiced by: AkiraIshida (Japanese), Chris Cason (anime)

Hideyoshi's right hand man. A cold, cruel genius who enjoys taking people out with his WhipSword and looking fabulous. Suffers from [[IncurableCoughOfDeath tuberculosis]].
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Kanbe evidently.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm: Often seen reading in the anime.
** BadassCape: And fabulous too!
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: In [[spoiler:the anime]], he commits suicide in the face of imminent defeat by Kojuro.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BloodFromTheMouth: A result of his illness.
* CastingAShadow
* CombatPragmatist: As he puts it, he hasn't got the time to play nice.
-->Honour's all well and good, but there simply wasn't time for it tonight.
* {{Determinator}}: Considering Hanbe's a dying man yet still manages to run the show on very little sleep and kick serious ass on the battlefield, he does pretty well for himself.
* EvilGenius
* EvilerThanThou: The only person capable of making [[TheChessmaster Motonari]] squirm.
* FoeYay: His obsession with Kojuro in the anime. Basically everything he says in the games can be interpreted as this.
* GlassCannon
* HairFlip: It's so pretty, who can blame him?
* HomoeroticSubtext: He's completely selfless when it comes to Hideyoshi, would do anything to please him and great admires what he does.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Subverted as it's actually confirmed to be tuberculosis.
* InTheBack: Likes to attack his opponents from behind, using the long range of his weapon to his advantage.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku'
* KickTheDog: Usually defeating people isn't enough - he'll manipulate then and make their lives a misery, just because he can.
* KilledOffForReal: For the third game, along with Hideyoshi, although his death is only mentioned in passing. It probably won't last...
* TheLastDance: Vows to bring Hideyoshi to the top of Japan before tuberculosis claims him. It's explained in ''3'' that he eventually did make him ruler, and died peacefully soon afterwards.
* MaskPower: And it really serves no visible purpose other than to look cool.
* MoralityPet: To Hideyoshi, who treats him with utmost respect and kindness.
* PurpleEyes
* PussInBoots: Hanbe would probably be clever enough to outwit the more-brawn-than-brains Hideyoshi if he wanted to, but remains devoted to his dream. Together, they have both the brawn and the brains.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Wear Lipstick]]
* SmugSnake: He can hold his own in a fight, but when things don't go his way his smugness is lessened somewhat.
* TheStrategist: Implied to be the cleverest of the lot, save from the fact that his illness limits his capabilities somewhat.
* TragicVillain
* WhipSword
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: The prettiest of them so far.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Things aren't going according to his plan? No matter, he's got a scheme for ''every'' possible outcome.
* YourDaysAreNumbered

!! Nene

->''"Keiji, it's not like that... don't blame him."''

Hideyoshi's deceased wife, who was also friends with Keiji in the past. [[spoiler:Hideyoshi was the one who killed her.]]
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* DisposableWoman
* FirstLove: She was Keiji's, and Hideyoshi was hers.
* JustFriends: She and Keiji, who apparently never told her how he felt.
* TheLostLenore: For Keiji at least. Hideyoshi, not so much. [[spoiler:Though the anime implies he still loves her.]]
* LoveMartyr
* PosthumousCharacter: Appears in two separate flashbacks (one in the game, one in the anime), but is mentioned by Keiji often and has a big effect on him.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Hideyoshi isn't much to look at, while flashbacks show Nene to be quite beautiful and delicate.

!!Ishida Mitsunari
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-->Voiced by: TomokazuSeki (Japanese), TroyBaker (English)

->''"Lord Hideyoshi, grant me the cruelty to make them suffer!"''

Playable character in ''Sengoku Basara 3''. A fanatically loyal subordinate of Hideyoshi, he does not take Hideyoshi's defeat well and swears revenge on Ieyasu. The fastest character in the series so far, he uses a nodachi in the style of iaidou, similar to Kenshin.
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* AnimeHair
* {{Angrish}}: On more than one occasion, he just dissolves into snarling "I'll kill you!" over and over again. Lampshaded by Kanbe:
--> '''Mitsunari:''' "Run away and never return! Else, I'll squeeze a cry for mercy from your throat!"
--> '''Kanbe:''' [[SarcasmMode "Such a pretty mouth on you."]]
* AxCrazy: In his less stable moments Mitsunari displays an almost complete disregard for human life, and may even burst into laughter when cutting down everything that moves.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAngster: He even entered the [[Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfEvil Pantheon]] for it!
* BerserkButton: The primary one is Ieyasu (mentioning him is bad enough, let alone allying with him), with his other one being those who "disrespect" the memory of Hideyoshi (mere irreverence earns a death threat while straight-up insults will have him drop everything to butcher said culprit). Worst of all is betrayal, which is absolutely unforgivable in his eyes.
* BirdRun: When running in his SuperMode. [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth He holds his blade in his teeth]].
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Masamune's entire red story in ''[=SB3=]'' is a revenge-driven rampage against Mitsunari for defeating and humiliating him once. Mitsunari doesn't even remember who he is.
** Turned on its head in Mitsunari's blue story, which is a revenge-driven rampage against Masamune for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous insulting Hideyoshi once]]. Masamune doesn't think that to be a very big deal.
* CastingAShadow
* CoupDeGrace: His Decapitation Super Art. Enemy gets grabbed, pushed to floor, gets scabbard poked in face, Mitsunari draws sword, head leaves body time. One of the most long-winded attacks in the game, but hideously damaging (overkill versus practically everything except bosses) and [[AwesomeButImpractical an undeniably awesome-looking way to finish a fight]]. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Don't ask us how anyone you finish with his move subsequently stand up again in the following cutscenes.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: After Hojo makes the suicidal mistake of insulting Hideyoshi and Hanbe to his face, Mitsunari threatens to [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon sew his eyelids shut, cut him to pieces and eat his heart]]. Whether he goes through with this is left up to the gamer's imagination...
* CurbStompBattle: In the backstory of ''Sengoku Basara 3'', Mitsunari's encounter with Masamune during the Siege of Odawara was one of these. Mitsunari doesn't even remember having done it.
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: He carries his sword and/or sheath in his mouth when using ziplines and his Basara Attack.
** Attempts this against [[spoiler: Nobunaga]] in the movie, successfully slicing his neck open.
* DeathSeeker: Of a kind. Says that he died along with Hideyoshi, and wishes to take revenge on Ieyasu ASAP so it can finally end.
--> "Go ahead, kill me, leave me to die in a pool of my own blood!"
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Has practically none beyond "kill Lord Hideyoshi's enemies". In the [[spoiler:red story]], he suffers a VillainousBreakdown when he realizes he had nothing but his (now-fulfilled) vengeance. In the [[spoiler:blue one]], he decides to follow in Hideyoshi's footsteps and conquer the world, all to spite those who called him an unworthy successor to Hideyoshi.
* EtTuBrute: If there's one thing he can't stand, it's betrayal. And unfortunately he experiences a lot of it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: If he finds out about [[spoiler:Yoshitsugu and Motonari's role in the destruction of Shikoku]], he's so disgusted that he [[spoiler:ends his campaign on the spot and offers himself up for execution]].
* FallenAngel: WordOfGod describes him as such, and his alternate outfit has a pair of wings adorned on the back. It's never revealed if he was good or not before meeting Hideyoshi, or if he was always so messed up, so it's difficult to interpret.
* FirstNameUltimatum
* FlashStep: He's so quick, he literally disappears from sight before attacking, re-appearing only after the damage is done.
** He's even fast enough to ''force the camera to chase him'', if you play him correctly.
* GlassCannon[=/=]FragileSpeedster: He's the fastest character in the series (capable of outrunning horses in his SuperMode) and has a lot of reach and attack speed, but his damage per hit is low (but he'll be doing a ''lot'' of them) and he can't take a hit.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom[=/=]RedEyesTakeWarning: His final skill "Reverence" turns him into a demonic being covered in darkness and with burning crimson eyes. Also, when [[spoiler:Kanbe]] takes over Osaka Castle the camera zooms in on Mitsunari to show his eyes turning red.
* GreenEyes: Normally.
* HairTriggerTemper: To the point of near-psychosis. Sometimes you only have to be standing there and it pisses him off.
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: In the movie, followed by a [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]].
* HomoeroticSubtext: Sometimes, he seems to have admired Hideyoshi just a little much. Key point, referring to him as "my everything"...
* IaijutsuPractitioner: And his raw attack speed beats Kenshin into the ground.
* IgnoredEpiphany: He's aware that Kanbe is quite undeterred by having a giant friggin' ball attached to him and is conspiring against him, yet he never thinks to keep an eye on Osaka Castle. Did he honestly expect him to NOT snatch it?
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* KnightTemplar[=/=]BlackAndWhiteInsanity: Unlike Yoshitsugu, Mitsunari genuinely believes himself to be in the right and that those around him (except Yoshitsugu) are vile sinners for having denied Hideyoshi. He also believes that since his revenge is justified it must be done honourably - see EvenEvilHasStandards above.
* KubrickStare: Well, his hair does get in the way. He can't really glare at you through it.
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler:After finally killing Ieyasu.]] However he quickly realises that he has just destroyed his only reason for living and has a heart-rending mental breakdown.
** He can also be heard laughing in the background during Magoichi's blue ending. [[spoiler:This time without the associated breakdown.]]
* LeanAndMean: He apparently barely eats anything, so it's no surprise he's so skinny. Probably able to attack quickly because he's lightweight too.
* LeeroyJenkins: His idea of tactics boils down to "charge in and kill as many as you can".
* LimpAndLivid: More or less his default state of existence; he often moves as if half-asleep while screaming his lungs out. His "Reverence" Super Art cranks this up even further.
* {{Lunacy}}: Has a fair amount of symbolism involving the moon to contrast Ieyasu's sunniness, noticeably in the crescents that his slashes take the form of, and the prevalence of the moon in his castle stage. Plus the fact he's insane.
* [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My Name is Ishida Mitsunari]]: Very much the case with his story mode. Though with a great deal more angst.
* NoSocialSkills: Thus he is BrutallyHonest and has NoSenseOfHumour.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Is revealed to feel this way about Ieyasu. [[spoiler:Hisahide decides that the greatest despair he can inflict on Mitsunari is to rob him of his revenge by killing Ieyasu.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: He only smiles properly once, [[spoiler:and that was in Yoshitsugu's imagination]].
* PsychoticSmirk: Sports one in the opening movie.
* PsychoSupporter: To Hideyoshi, who is effectively God as far as Mitsunari is concerned.
* PureIsNotGood: During Mitsunari's short cameo in the anime season two, Kenshin describes him as disconcertingly pure.
* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Dark King]] (The Curse King in Japanese)
* TheRemnant
* TheRenfield: Heavily implied to have been this before the events leading into the third game.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Revenge is all that matters - his health, his clan, his duties, his allies, nothing else is worth thinking about until he's delivered retribution.
** [[spoiler:Averted in the movie. Where he does give up his desire to avenge his lord.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Both his campaigns. His red one is against (surprise, surprise) Ieyasu, while his blue one is against Masamune [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous because he insulted Hideyoshi once]].
* SayMyName: '''IIIEEEEYAAAASUUUU!!!'''
** And "DAATEEE MAASAAAMUUUNEEEEEE!!!" in the movie...
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Yoshitsugu sometimes warns him not to go fall asleep some-place. The second infiltration of Osaka Castle has him sleep through half of the stage before Yoshitsugu decides to wake him up by telling him [[BerserkButton an ally of Ieyasu's has arrived]].
* SuperMode: His "Reverence" super art, which takes away his ability to block, dodge and do anything but attack in return for knockback and increased attack speed and damage. With his special equipment, Mitsunari can stay in this mode permanently and also run while in it, which takes his FragileSpeedster nature even further and lets him outrun horses on foot.
* SteppingStonesInTheSky: He takes this UpToEleven in the manga, when he slashes a group of soldiers into the air then uses them as stepping stones to reach a second-floor balcony.
* [[UnusualEyebrows Swooped Eyebrows]]
* TearsOfBlood: [[spoiler:His story mode ending, after he kills Ieyasu.]] Due to the BlackBlood, some fans joked that it's just his mascara running.
** Also in TheMovie, after [[spoiler:Yoshitsugu]]'s death.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: If he isn't screaming "IEYASU!" or "IllKillYou!" at the top of his lungs, expect him to be screaming ''this''.
* TroubledButCute: A meta-example. As angry, violent, ruthless and stubborn as he is, at heart he's but a very confused and misguided man who has suffered a huge loss and is now desperately trying to find his reason for existing. Some also find his honesty and awkwardness {{Moe}}.
* UnstoppableRage: Just try and get between him and Ieyasu. Go on. I dare you.
** Even Yoshitsugu, probably the one person on Earth whom Mitsunari wouldn't rather kill on sight, has a moment where he's audibly dreading the man's anger:
--> '''Yoshitsugu''': Oh dear. Mitsunari, I'm afraid I have some dreadful news, so you may wish to calm down for a moment and... n-n-not that you ''need'' to calm down...
** "Reverence" is pretty much the embodiment of this trope.
* UnwittingPawn: Doesn't realize that Yoshitsugu is manipulating him for his goal of screwing over the entire human race. [[spoiler:In the movie his arrival at Sekigahara with the Toyotomi forces was planned by Tenkai and Yoshitsugu to cause the battle they needed to resurrect Oda.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: It can probably be said that he spends the entirety of the game in one.
* VillainousDemotivator: Is not what you would call 'a good motivator' by any stretch of the imagination. This is a nod to his RealLife counterpart, who by all accounts wasn't a 'people person' either and insulted several of his allies into abandoning him or turning sides during Sekigahara.
* VillainousFriendship: A mutual one with Yoshitsugu. Yoshitsugu mentions at one point that when Hideyoshi's other retainers mocked him for being TheGrotesque, Mitsunari beat them to a pulp.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Yet another one! Hideyoshi has a thing for these.
* WillNotTellALie: Makes it a point of pride not to lie or use deceptions of any kind. He despises people who lie as well, but is completely unaware that Yoshitsugu is a compulsive liar.

!!Otani Yoshitsugu
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-->Voiced by: FumihikoTachiki (Japanese), Michael G. Sorich (English)

->''"May misery rain down upon us all!"''

Another new character in ''[=SB3=]''. Mitsunari's friend and ally, who suffers from leprosy. Because of this, he has to be transported round on a special platform. Due to said disease, he holds a grudge against all other humans because they ''ridiculed'' him for it. So far, only Mitsunari is okay with him. He can apparently float.
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He's ridiculed for his sickness. He doesn't take it well.
* ArmourPiercingQuestion: In Yoshitsugu's final blue path map, [[spoiler:Motonari asks Yoshitsugu what his objective is. Yoshitsugu answers that it's to bring misery to all humans. Motonari asks if this includes him. Yoshitsugu replies that it is. Motonari then asks if this includes Yoshitsugu himself. Yoshitsugu replies that it is. Motonari then asks if this includes Mitsunari. Yoshitsugu gets stunned into silence and is unable to answer.]] He spends the entire map mulling this over, unable to find an answer.
* BaddieFlattery: He only uses it to get his own way, particularly when it comes to bending Mitsunari or Tsuruhime to his will. However some of his comments to Motonari seem genuine.
* BandageMummy: Wrapped head-to-toe in bandages due to his illness.
* BerserkButton: Yoshitsugu is a [[EvilLaugh cackling villain]] who resents Ieyasu and the world at large, maintains an AffablyEvil front, and wants to inject misery and suffering into everything, himself included...but not Mitsunari. Never Mitsunari. And if anyone ''does'' threaten, betray, or harm Mitsunari in any way (as in Motonari's blue path), expect Yoshitsugu to [[VillainousBreakdown well-and-truly lose it]].
* CardCarryingVillain: He refers to his plans as "evil schemes". Come on.
* CastingAShadow
* ConspicuousCG: In the movie.
* CreepyMonotone: In the Japanese dub. Tachiki's delivery is extremely hollow and raspy and places inflections oddly or leaves them out altogether, making Yoshitsugu sound almost completely devoid of emotion except when somebody's pushed his BerserkButton.
* TheDragon: To Mitsunari, who he takes over from when the former cannot lead his troops.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: For all his vices -- and he has quite a few -- Yoshitsugu is disgusted by Nobunaga because he has given up humanity and can no longer understand the nature of human suffering.
** Averted in [[spoiler:the movie]]. He was [[spoiler:working with Tenkai to resurrect the Demon King]] and only [[spoiler:opposed him]] since [[MoralityPet Mitsunari]] joined the fight.
* EvilChancellor
* EvilLaugh: While smashing mook heads open. Especially disturbing since his illness obviously makes it difficult to laugh, resulting in a hoarse, spasmodic cackle.
* EvilSorcerer
* {{Expy}}: Possibly of Shishio Makoto from ''Anime/RurouniKenshin''. Not only do they look alike, they're also morally bankrupt, manipulative and scheming, and batshit crazy, so...
* FauxAffablyEvil: In the English dub. Sorich's delivery is far more emotional than his Japanese counterpart and makes Yoshitsugu sound courteous and charming, or at least like he's constantly faking being courteous and charming, underlining his manipulative and treacherous nature.
* FoeYay: Displays an unhealthy interest in Oichi and [[InLoveWithYourCarnage her dark powers]], and finds her positively charming. Kanbe points out he has horrible taste in women, to which he agrees.
** He sometimes appears to be making advances at Motonari, though this may just be deliberately trying to annoy him.
* FunctionalMagic: Or whatever it is that he uses. Mitsunari mentions something about Buddhism, and since here Buddhism is magic, it makes sense.
* GallowsHumour: Whenever the army gets into a bad situation he tends to quip about it rather than panic.
* TheGrotesque: Looks pretty scary, and is quite tragic in a sense. It also makes him immune to attacks with grabbing properties since no one wants to touch him with a 10-foot pole.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: He had leprosy in real life, and was famously good friends with Mitsunari. The 'evil sorcerer planning eternal misery on humanity' part, not so much.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His mysterious floating blue "beads".
* ItAmusedMe: He'll do whatever he can to help the war to go on as long as possible. That way more people suffer, and the more fun he has.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ware'
* ManipulativeBastard: Well, it is his goal to screw over ''the entire human race'' using anyone he can get his hands on.
* MindOverMatter: Seemingly only applies to his beads and what they touch, though the fans tend to give him power over all objects.
** Well, those, and the palanquin. Unless it's secretly a Sengoku-era hovercraft (which frankly, [[AnachronismStew we wouldn't put past the writers]]...)
* MisanthropeSupreme: See "screw over the entire human race".
* MoralityPet: Mitsunari. Subverted in that he still does nothing but sow misery, even deceiving Mitsunari at several points along the way.
** His blue route has him question Ieyasu on "bonds he wishes to protect" and he ends up by [[spoiler:sacrificing himself to save Mitsunari]].
** Motonari's blue route has him [[spoiler: decide to abandon his goal of screwing over the entire human race to instead inflict all the human suffering he had planned upon the only person he thinks deserves it: ''Motonari''. Since Motonari had betrayed Mitsunari.]]
** Mitsunari being in danger [[spoiler:in the movie while facing the reborn Demon King is what makes Yoshitsugu abandon his goal and fight against the very Demon King he helped resurrect.]]
* NiceHat: His helmet has a giant butterfly on it!
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In the Japanese version, he is called "Gyobu" by those that know him, which is a reference to his historical court title.
* PetTheDog: No matter how much he hates the world, or how much he ridicules the boy's straight-forward nature, he still shows a kind of strange affection for Mitsunari.
* PoisonousFriend: He's the one who encourages Mitsunari to be so vicious and destructive, taking advantage of his fragile mental state.
* PowerFloats: Applies to both his palanquin and his beads.
* PowerGlows: His beads (and whatever they touch) glow yellow when he enchants them.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: In the movie.]]
* TheSociopath
* SquishyWizard: All his offensive special attacks are ranged and have enormous range and juggling potential. On the flip side, his movement speed, turning speed, hit points, defence and attack are amongst the lowest in the game and his special attacks all require breathing space due to charge times.
* StatusBuff: His ''Rahu Weakens'' Super Art raises his attack power [[CastFromHP for the cost of some of his health.]]
* TakingTheBullet: In his second ending he [[spoiler:gets impaled on Tadakatsu's drill after pushing Mitsunari out of the way of the attack]]. Ouch.
* TractorBeam: One of his air attacks has him deploy one of these from beneath his palanquin to suck up mooks and squash them.
* VillainousBreakdown: If Hideaki accomplishes his betrayal in Sekigahara, Yoshitsugu, Mitsunari and Motonari if he's there go through a collective one.
* VillainousFriendship: With Mitsunari, who is probably the only person Yoshitsugu cares about at all in most routes. He also refers to Motonari as "my friend", though if it is anything more than mere courtesies Motonari does not reciprocate.
* WheelOFeet: Can do this with his beads, turning his palanquin into a two-wheel dragster. It even outruns horses.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Clans]]

!!Chousokabe Motochika
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-->Voiced by: RyuzouIshino (Japanese), IanJamesCorlett (''Devil Kings''), PatrickSeitz (English)

->''The dawn is upon us, men..."''

Introduced in the first game but only playable in the second, Motochika is the [[WhiteHairedPrettyBoy white-haired]] [[{{Pirate}} pirate king]] of Shikoku. He rules his land along with his subordinates who affectionately call him "Aniki" (big brother). He dispenses violence [[ImprobableWeaponUser with an anchor.]]

Known as ''Arslan'' in [[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]], who somehow develops a Scottish/Irish accent (don't worry, Motochika doesn't speak ''that way'').
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* AnAxeToGrind: Functionally, his anchor is more or less used as a halberd
* AnchorsAway
* [[BladeAcrossTheShoulder Anchor Across The Shoulder]]: How he usually carries it, even when running or riding a horse.
* AnimeHair: Funnily enough it's spikier in the games than the anime.
* AscendedExtra: Due to having a popular design he got promoted to playable from the second game onwards.
* {{Badass}}
** HandicappedBadass
* BaseOnWheels: More like base [[RecycledINSPACE ON A BOAT!]] But it also has wheels.
* BerserkButton: Do not, I repeat do NOT hurt his {{Nakama}}. Or your own {{Nakama}}.
* {{Bishonen}}: Motochika was called "princess" when he was a boy. [[TookALevelInBadass He did not like this so he changed his image.]]
* BloodKnight: Less so than others, but he's always up for a good fight.
* BlueEyes: The previous games and anime. The third game gives him EyesOfGold instead, for some reason.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Brother To His Men]]: Even though he's probably younger than most of them, he looks after the men and refers to them as blood brothers.
* CoolBoat: The game version is pretty cool. Fugaku takes the cake.
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd:]] In the anime. [[spoiler:Despite getting pummeled badly by Hideyoshi, Motochika still stood up and ''destroys his own fortress'' before he finally goes down. [[IGotBetter He got better.]]]]
* DrivenToSuicide: In Motonari's blue route [[spoiler:after finding out that Motonari was responsible for Shikoku and that Ieyasu was innocent he willingly takes a hit from Motonari to end his own life.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: He has one of those. Not in RealLife however. Probably just adds to his [[{{Pirate}} pirateyness]].
* EyesAlwaysShut: Looks like this most of the time when SuperDeformed.
* FoeYay: With his rival, Motonari. At least [[YaoiFangirl some fangirls]] like to think so...
* FriendlyEnemy: Motochika considers Masamune a friend, despite how they inevitably end up fighting every time they cross paths.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Some hints of this with Masamune and Mitsunari. And his relationship with Ieyasu is overflowing with it by the third game.
** Oddly enough, he's one of the only male characters who also regularly flirts with women too.
* HumongousMecha[=/=]TankGoodness: Sorta. Really likes using [[StarWars AT-AT-like]] warmachines for some reason.
* IdiotBall: He makes a lot of stupid decisions in ''3'', some of which seem completely out of character. He also refuses to listen to reason until punched on the head.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Possibly one of the only examples here where it is actually called attention to in-series.
* InSeriesNickname
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* KleptomaniacHero: Most of his story modes revolve around him roaming Japan and stealing anything that catches his eye.
* LethalChef: His cooking in the mini series looks suspiciously like the inside of a black hole...
* LovableRogue: Despite his {{Pirate}} status and kleptomania, he's a really good guy.
* MrFanservice: The [[FanGirl fangirls]] can't seem to get enough of "Aniki".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He does this in the paths where he finds out that [[spoiler:Ieyasu did not attack his men]], to the point where he'll even get on his knees and beg for forgiveness.
* {{Nakama}}: His crew.
* NiceGuy: So long as you're nice to him. Even [[LoveFreak Keiji]] calls him the nicest guy he's ever met!
* NoodleIncident: So what did go on with that shark?
* OneHandedZweihander: Uses that anchor with a single arm while he tucks the other arm away [[FinalFantasyX Auron-style]].
* {{Pirate}}
** PirateParrot: And it has reached almost memetic status.
* PlayingWithFire: He's also equally HotBlooded.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: One of Motochika's moves involve him whirling his anchor around, while his subordinates cheerfully root him on.
* RealMenWearPink: Manages to make his completely pink and purple outfit (with added floral patters) look not only fabulous but incredibly manly.
* TheRival: To Mouri, based mainly on having the same stretch of sea as their backyards. In ''[=SB3=]'', he's the SitcomArchnemesis to Tsuruhime.
* SkySurfing: He performs this in the anime with his anchor, which becomes rocket-powered when combined with his fire abilities.
* SpiderTank: His Akatsukimaru. Allied soldiers will even point out the resemblance when facing it.
* TalkLikeAPirate: His crew does this in ''Samurai Heroes''; keep in mind that every character in that game is 100% Japanese. While he himself doesn't have the accent, he uses archaic English terms like "sirrah"
* TookALevelInBadass: From being called "princess" to the "Demon of Shikoku".
* TrapMaster: His stage in ''3'' is filled with traps, and he can catch just about any enemy in his net.
* UnexplainedAccent: ''Devil Kings''. What the hell?!
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Oh Yes.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Mostly. For some reason he's blond in ''Heroes''. A benevolent subversion, unlike all the other examples in the series.
* WorthyOpponent: The anime implies he regards Mouri as this, and is not happy about the fact that Mouri doesn't seem to reciprocate the feeling.

!!Mouri Motonari
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-->Voiced by: ShigeruNakahara (Japanese), SamuelVincent (''Devil Kings''), SamRiegel (English)

->''"Oh, glorious sun, bless our army."''

Originally an NPC in the first game like Motochika, Motonari is the ruthless [[LightIsNotGood "Child of the Sun"]] who sees his soldiers as merely pawns to be [[WeHaveReserves sacrificed]] in his name. This makes him the polar opposite of Motochika, who [[ThePowerOfFriendship even brings his men into the action]]. He attacks with a [[RingsOfDeath giant bladed ring]] that he can use to set traps. Oh and he can also [[TheNeidermeyer attack his own men]], a trait only shared by [[PsychoForHire Mitsuhide]].

Known as ''Kahz'' in ''[[{{Macekre}} Devil Kings]]''
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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Guardian]]: To Kobayakawa.
* AnachronismStew: He died almost a decade before Nobunaga, yet is still present at Sekigahara!
* AscendedExtra: One of the most popular [=NPC=]s from the original game, he's been playable ever since.
* BadBoss: Odds are high that you won't survive working for him.
* BarrierWarrior
* {{Bishounen}}: There's a reason why non-fans often mistaken Motonari for a woman.
* CatchPhrase: "Everything is going according to my calculations."
* TheChessmaster: Usually credited as the best strategist in Japan. He even makes references to chess in his strategies.
** Comes off as an InformedAbility in the Anime, despite his lack of screen time in the first season.
* ChewingTheScenery: He's cruelly calm mostly. But when introducing himself? Hoo boy...
-->''I am the child of the sun, Mouri Motonari! Now cooooommmeeeee!''
* TheComicallySerious: Which makes any time he gets involved with Xavism comedy gold.
** His alternate costume in ''3/Samurai Heroes'' even makes him look like a clown.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeathGlare: Able to transform his mooks into a gibbering wreck with one glance. He even manages to out-stare [[KubrickStare Mitsunari]] at one point.
* DidNotSeeThatComing: He is defeated in the anime's second season by [[spoiler:the ''worst'' strategist of the Sengoku era, namely Yukimura, who is TooDumbToFool and attacks Mori's mobile base on foot because it never occurred to him that he ''couldn't'' do such an obviously suicidally stupid thing]]. Mori's thoughts on the matter are to the tune of "ThisCannotBe".
* EasyEvangelism: Becomes a Xavist in the second game. He'll NeverLiveItDown. It's something that he tries to suppress.
** [[spoiler:He rejoins the fold]] in Sorin's storyline in ''Utage''.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While he barely tolerates Yoshitsugu, even a self-righteous prick like him made it very clear that he has absolutely no respect for him and his utter lack of honesty and integrity.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: One of his weapons is a giant circular rainbow.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His moveset involves a lot of graceful twirls, for no apparent reason other than to look fancy.
* EvilerThanThou: In ''3'' both of Motonari's story paths make Yoshitsugu learn the hard way that he has a ''lot'' to learn before he can out-scheme Motonari. Not like Motonari ever gives him the chance though.
* EvilLaugh: More like an evil chuckle, but still no less disturbing.
* FoeYay: With Motochika.
* FriendlessBackground: Which is often used as a FreudianExcuse by the fans. Motonari says he neither needs nor wants friends.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Not above using his mooks as human missiles.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Before he got his ringblade in the second game, he wielded a paper command baton that could set you on fire.
* InsufferableGenius: Never gets tired of telling everyone how there is no way they could ever comprehend his genius plans, or reminding them that his intelligence is superior.
** Like in the anime, this comes off as an InformedAbility.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: About the only person he can talk on an equal level is Yoshitsugu, and Mouri despises him. Apart from that, he only has rivals, pawns and enemies. Motochika delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him on the subject in the third game, claiming that if Motochika were to die his friends and companions would carry on his memories and name after death. Mouri, on the other hand, is going to die alone and unloved and be forgotten within a generation, [[spoiler:especially given that Motochika is about to kill him for masterminding the Shikoku massacre]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Motonari is this ''in spades''. He thinks only he matters in his clan, the rest of his soldiers mean nothing at all. And he feels the same about all the others clans.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ware'
* {{Jerkass}}: It almost seems like his goal is to become the epitome of this trope.
* {{Keigo}}: He's well spoken, but it makes him seem much more arrogant than polite.
* KickTheDog
* LethalChef: As with Motochika, his cooking is ''deadly''. And it's made of ''rainbows''.
* LightIsNotGood: Lampshaded by Oichi in the fighting game.
* ManipulativeBastard: Come ''[=SB3=]'', he is the undisputed master of this, screwing ''everyone'' over in the most cruel fashion order to take over the country.
* TheMinionMaster: Can summon archers to shoot at enemies. Or [[GrievousHarmWithABody to toss at them]].
* TheNeidermeyer: Subverted -- he's a decent fighter and can take care of himself, but still treats his soldiers like dirt.
* NiceHat: A very nice big green hat.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: ''Somehow'' he survived his [[spoiler:utter incineration by Yukimura]], and returns in [[spoiler:the movie]].
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His solar nexus and Basara attack invoke this.
* RingsOfDeath: Make that Giant RingsOfDeath! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtUCyyezFAM&feature=related Some fanworks ran away with it.]]
* TheRival: His designated rival is Motochika, though Mouri doesn't really seem to care one way or another about it.
* TheStoic[=/=]PerpetualFrowner
** NotSoStoic: He loses it whenever Motochika shows pity or accuses him of being [[DontYouDarePityMe "lonely"]]. That or when he starts having flashbacks of being a Xavist.
* StupidSexyFlanders: He is ''very'' pretty. And has ''very'' curvy hips.
* TrapMaster: His techniques are all about setting traps, either with explosive decoys or barriers that bounce enemies around.
* TheUnfettered: Motonari's goal is to ensure peace for his clan, and his complete lack of scruples in going about this even shocks ''Yoshitsugu.''
* TheUnsmile: If he shows the faintest glimpse of a smile, you'd better ''get the hell out'' before you become wrapped up in whatever he's scheming.
* VillainousBreakdown: Goes through an utterly satisfying one in ''3'' if Motochika discovers [[spoiler:his role in Shikoku's destruction]].
* WeHaveReserves: His attitude towards his men, whom he does not hesitate to kill off for any reason.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook
--> ''"I'll soak the earth with the blood of subordinates. Then I'll hunt down the strays..."''
* YouHaveFailedMe: ShootTheHostage taken to the extreme.

!!Shimazu Yoshihiro
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-->Voiced by: KenichiOgata (Japanese), PaulDobson (''Devil Kings''), R Bruce Elliott (anime), Anthony Landor (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"It has been a long time since I've had this much fun!"''

Leader of Satsuma in Kyushu. A CoolOldGuy who likes nothing more than kicking back and getting drunk off his ass. He has a rivalry with [[HumongousMecha Honda Tadakatsu]]. He is called as ''Zaan'' in ''Devil Kings''.
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* TheAlcoholic[=/=]DrunkenMaster
* AscendedExtra: Has a slightly more significant role in the third game, where he wants to clear the way for the new generation.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
** RetiredBadass: Comes out of retirement in time to kick some serious ass at Sekigahara.
* {{BFS}}: Not much good for cutting, great for breaking every single bone in your body. He mixes it up with [[AnAxeToGrind giant axes]] as well.
* BloodKnight: There are two things in this world he loves: good sake and good fights.
* BoisterousBruiser
* BoozeBasedBuff: Like Keiji, one of his skills has his take a huge swig from his sake jug to increase damage.
* CoolOldGuy
* EasyEvangelism: Shows up as a Xavist sometimes.
* EccentricMentor: You might think he's just a crazy old drunk guy with a big sword. You would be wrong...
* GetBackHereBoss: Favors hit-and-run tactics in his stages.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Oira'
* {{Kiai}}: '''"CHEEEEEEEESTOOOOH!"'''
** In ''3'', one of his attacks as a playable character is a kiai loud enough to send mooks flying, break their spirits, or even ''kill'' them at point-blank range.
* MadeOfIron: In ''3'', he gets around his stage by ''swimming through hot springs''. Keep in mind that the water is well above the boiling point in the depths of those things.
** He can also break crates just by running into them, an ability shared by Kanbe, Shingen, Muneshige, Toshiie and Honda.
* MasterSwordsman: His style is known as "Jigenryuu" and consist in a series of high slashes aimed at the neck.
* MightyGlacier
* OldMaster: One of the most accomplished swordsmen about, so much that every other character seems to want lessons.
* OneHitKill: Equipping all his special items in ''3'' allows him to kill enemies like this. Doing so however effectively turns him into a OneHitPointWonder.
** His third super art is one as well, having a long wind-up time but is an instant kill against anyone if it hits (except Nobunaga on hard).
* RedBaron: Is known as "Shimazu the Beast".
* ShockAndAwe
* StartMyOwn: Two of his storylines in the third game involves allying with Kanbe and Muneshige to turn Kyushu into an independent nation, climaxing in beating the crap out of both the western ''and'' eastern army at Sekigahara.

!!Kuroda Kanbe
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-->Voiced by: RikiyaKoyama (Japanese), RichardEpcar (English)

->''"Damn it! Why can't I, just once, not be the one losing?!"''

New character for ''Sengoku Basara 3''. A convict who used to serve Hideyoshi, but was chased to Kyushu and imprisoned by Mitsunari after he tried to seize power himself. Fights with his hands manacled plus a huge chainball attached to it.
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* ActionBomb: One of Kanbe's hilariously [[ComedicSociopathy schadenfreude-laden]] Super Arts has him doing something like this, first by dropping a CartoonBomb on his head from out of nowhere, him doing a DoubleTake at the bomb, which proceeds to blow him up and launch him through the air, on fire, while screaming his catch phrase, capped by him ''exploding'' when he lands... before getting up [[AshFace covered in soot]] [[MadeOfIron but unharmed.]]
* AnimalMotifs: Referred to as "The Badger".
* BlindingBangs: Are they taped to his eyes or something?
** In a few cutscenes, you do catch a glimpse of his eyes though.
* BlowYouAway
* CatchPhrase: "'''WHYYYYYYY?!'''" ("'''NAZEEEEE JAAAAAA?!'''")
* ChainedByFashion
* TheChewToy: So much so that the universe is probably out there to make sure all his plans fail and he never gets free from his cuffs.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The Toyotomi we can understand. But the guys who befriended and trusted him, and promised to help unify Japan?
* ComedicSociopathy: His is the only moveset which has moves which embarrass and humiliate the user, including his normal attack (where he spins his flail until the button is released or he gets dizzy), his Super Art Depression where he hits his manacles against the ball and gets depressed when it fails to shatter them, his Super Art Rolling Attack (where one bad moment of steering will splat him hilariously against a wall) and the above-mentioned Bad Bomb Super Art.
* CursedWithAwesome: He at least makes good use of his punishment, even managing to smash a huge hole in the side of a ship with it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Having such rotten luck would probably make anyone bitter. That and regularly dealing with Yoshitsugu.
-->'''Yoshitsugu:''' Like water and oil... a perfect mix.
-->'''Kanbe:''' Water and oil, huh? We're never gonna get along...
* {{Determinator}}: He ''will'' find a way to get his freedom. Eventually.
* TheDogBitesBack: Eventually he lashes out against Motonari and Yoshitsugu, particularly the latter since he holds the key to Kanbe's cuffs.
* EasyEvangelism: Becomes a Xavist in Sorin's second stage.
* EpicFlail: His ball and chain function this way.
** EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: How he tends to use said ball and chain. If done too much he'll get dizzy, however.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At least one of his soldiers states that Kanbe is a good-looking guy.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: He's never going to get those cuffs off his hands. Not if that damn bird has anything to say about it.
* GeniusBruiser: He is after all a tactician. Granted, a very unsuccessful one.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Shousei'
* LovableTraitor: You gotta admire a guy who's still so bent on world domination despite his horrible luck.
* MadeOfIron: Getting blown up or rammed into walls doesn't seem to bother him much.
* MightyGlacier: Makes up for his lack of speed with a wide range.
* PermaStubble: It's not as if he can shave with his hands like that...
* PluckyComicRelief: He seems to have mostly accepted that everyone is out to ruin his life, takes his defeat in relatively good grace and just keeps coming back for more.
* ShortHairWithTail
* ShoutOut: Come on, you know it's obvious that he's a ShoutOut to [[StreetFighter Cody Travers]]...
** Also, his [[SuplexFinisher Super Art Criminal Smasher]] is basically Zangief's Final Atomic Buster.
* SleevesAreForWimps: And with arms like that, who needs convincing? Helps that it looks like he ripped them off himself.
* SmugSnake: Possibly parodied, as his achievements even refer to him as the "Inadequate Tactician".
* TheStarscream: What got him locked up in the first place. He's still pretty ambitious after being locked up, but first he'll have to do something about these damned cuffs...
** Also, if ignored by Mitsunari, Kanbe will use it as an opportunity to take over his headquarters at Osaka Castle.
* TheStrategist: [[InformedAbility Supposedly.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: Yoshihiro's blue and green paths sees Kanbe joining in a PowerTrio with Yoshihiro and Muneshige and becoming joint ruler of a united Kyushu.
** In his own green path, he teams up with fellow series punching bag Ujimasa and eventually conquers the country on his own terms
* WithMyHandsTied: Although he doesn't actually ''choose'' to fight this way.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Takes after Hideyoshi, since he's got a Piledriver and a [[SuplexFinisher German Suplex]] in his repertoire.
* YankTheDogsChain: In the end of his story mode, after defeating Yoshitsugu and both Ieyasu and Mitsunari, he finally recovers the key to his shackles... which gets promptly stolen by a hawk.
** BrickJoke: [[spoiler:It's possible to have Kanbe insult Mogami Yoshiaki's pet hawk earlier.]] Then the aforementioned theft happens.

!!Tsuruhime
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-->Voiced by: AmiKoshimizu (Japanese), Kat Steel (English)

->''"There are no limits to what I can do!"''

New character for ''Sengoku Basara 3'', a sweet, naive young archer girl and {{Miko}} with no knowledge of the outside world. Obviously Ranmaru's SpiritualSuccessor. Uses a pink bow, and is implied to have hidden psychic powers.
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* AnachronismStew: ''Come on'', this girl was supposed to be dead BEFORE Nobunaga rose to power!
* TheArcher: To the point where Oichi mistakes her for Ranmaru in her stage.
* BobHaircut
* CooldownHug: Gives one to [[spoiler:Oichi]], promising to become her friend.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Apparently, [[spoiler:her whole family are dead]]. Though you wouldn't know this from her demeanor.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles
* GenkiGirl: She literally doesn't know the meaning of the word 'sadness'.
* GetBackHereBoss: Mixed with TimeLimitBoss, when first encountered in her stage she'll jump to different boats after a certain period of time. Eventually she'll just jump to the far end of the map regardless of whether or not she's defeated.
* GirlyRun
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She initially thinks Yoshitsugu is the nicest guy around, and that Motochika is the villain. Indeed, it takes ''[[TheChessmaster Motonari]]'' to clue her in that Yoshitsugu has never spoken an honest word in his life.
* AnIcePerson
* TheIngenue
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* InstantFanclub: One of her skills turns enemy mooks into this, who dance around shouting her name with hearts in their eyes.
* LargeHam: Whenever she starts gushing about Kotaro.
* LoveBubbles: Whenever Kotaro's around or she's thinking about him.
* MagicalGirl: She can shoot hearts, has supernatural powers, and has a MysteriousProtector[[hottip:*:Kotaro]], who causes her to sparkle when ever he shows up.
* {{Miko}}[=/=]{{Joshikousei}}: Her outfit appears to be a mixture of both.
* NaiveNewcomer
* OneeSama: Sees Magoichi as this, even referring to her this way.
* OracularUrchin: She can foretell the future by performing a special ritual. This makes her very sought after by other armies.
* PantyShot: Due to her not-so-MagicSkirt, she gets a lot of these. The camera seems to go out of its way to capture them.
* PluckyGirl: She jumps into battle without much complaint.
* RescueRomance: Picks up a crush on Kotaro after he takes out some Mooks going after her... [[spoiler:and Motonari...]] [[spoiler:and ''Mitsunari'' too.]]
* RunningGag: Tsuruhime runs to embrace Fuuma, only for him to disappear and her to fall flat on her face. Also being rescued by him then forgetting to ask his name before he leaves.
* SillyMeGesture: In her standard stage ending, complete with bubbles and "tehe!"
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Kotaro is way out of her league, and she doesn't even know his name, but she doesn't show any signs of giving up yet.
* TechnicalPacifist: [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Mooks aside]], Tsuruhime never kills any [[NominalImportance named]] characters in her story. [[spoiler: Only Kotaro showing up to strike the finishing blow saves her from getting killed by someone who exploits this. Several times.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nation of Xavism]]

!!Pontiff Xavi
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-->Voiced by: KozoShioya (Japanese), Lee Tockar (''Devil Kings'')

A foreign missionary who makes it his goal to convert all of Japan to his Religion of [[LoveFreak LOVE!]] Is a big believer in love through superior firepower and boasts some impressive technology.

His name in ''Devil Kings'' is ''Q-ball''.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassPreacher
* {{BFG}}: Wields two handheld cannons that he can also use as tonfas. His Limit Break also drops a Flak Cannon from the sky which is capable of obliterating bosses.
* BlueEyes: To emphasise the fact that he's foreign. Several other characters point this out as unusual.
* {{Camp}}: Most of his followers act like this.
* [[DefeatMeansFriendship Defeat Means Conversion]]: In his campaigns in ''[=SB2=]'' he goes up against Motonari and Yoshihiro. When fighting Xavi they show up as converts (as "Sunday" and "Chesto").
* DualWielding
* AGodAmI: Is the center figure of worship in his religion, although he's a more benevolent case, unlike Motonari.
* {{Gonk}}: A mild case, but still noticeable in a cast otherwise dominated by TheBeautifulElite.
* GratuitousEnglish: Him and any of his converts, plus some occasional GratuitousSpanish.
* HollywoodToneDeaf : His singing has been known to cause headaches, fainting, insanity, and spontaneous conversion.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Positively towers over Itsuki.
* FunnyForeigner: Is usually played as a rather comedic person fond of dancing with a certain fascination of Japan. In ''Devil Kings'' he even has a curious Italian accent.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* LoveFreak: Preaches about love all the time... while blasting heretics to pieces.
* MightyGlacier: Slowest character, bar none.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's really based on Francis Xavier, the man who introduced Christianity to Japan.
* OccidentalOtaku: Somewhat; he has a fascination with ninjas
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: [[BrainBleach His look like miniature versions of himself with curly blond hair and wearing diapers]].
* ParodyReligion: Xavism is a rather overt parody of Catholicism.
* PathOfInspiration: He seems to promote violence, dishonesty, and frequently swindles his enemies and allies alike out of their money. Nonetheless he seems quite genuine about spreading love and such.
* PlayingWithFire
* PutOnABus: Apparently he went home by the time of the third game.
* TheRival: To Itsuki.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Up until ''Samurai Heroes'' his name was usually romanised as "Zabii" or "Zabby".

!!Otomo Sorin
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-->Voiced by: NoriakiSugiyama (Japanese), Jay D. Stone (English)

->''"All together now, [[GratuitousEnglish LET'S HAPPY CEREMONY]]!"''

Introduced in the third game, he is a powerful daimyo of northern Kyushu and a Xavi devotee, who plans to unify the land under Xavi's religion of LOVE.
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* AnachronismStew: Muneshige and Sorin appear to have switched birth dates in-game, given that Sorin in RealLife was thirty years ''older'' than Muneshige.
* AnticlimaxBoss: Before the expansion, whilst Muneshige is hard to beat even while weakened, the Xavi tank can be destroyed in seconds[[hottip:*:otherwise, it's pretty much inoffensive if you stay directly ''in front'' of it, provided it isn't signing while you do that]] and Sorin himself dies after one hit.
* AscendedExtra: Becomes playable at ''Utage'', where he goes from a massive tank to a more miniature version (the regular version being reserved for his LimitBreak).
* BadBoss: Seems to be focused entirely on Muneshige.
* CrossDressingVoices: While his Japanese voice is a high pitched male, there has been a lot of confusion about his English voice (who is female). It does not help that his voice actor (real name Jessica D. Stone) is often credited in any anime and games she appears in (including this one) with the masculine names Jay D. Stone or J.D. Stone.
** ShesAManInJapan: A line by Muneshige in the dub implies that Sorin is a girl, though it's most likely a translation error.
* [[DefeatMeansFriendship Defeat Means Conversion]]: [[NotSoHarmless Sorin will, if left to his own devices,]] convert all of Kyushu to Xavism and enlist Yoshihiro and Kanbe. It's also a major part of his fighting style, in which he can convert mooks in the middle of the fight to augment his moves.
* DanceBattler
** EverythingsFunkierWithDisco
* DreadfulMusician[=/=]SuckinessIsPainful: His tank's singing creates musical notes that physically damage enemies.
* DuetBonding: With [[spoiler:Motonari]]! It's one of the most disturbing and hilarious things you'll ever hear.
* EvilBrit: In the English dub... [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Possibly]].
* HomoeroticSubtext: His stage is covered with portraits of him and Xavi surrounded by roses. Real subtle...
* GiantPoofySleeves
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku'
* {{Jerkass}}: He treats Muneshige ''badly'' to say the least.
* KillItWithFire: His mini-tank in Mecha mode sprouts out flamethrowers that can be used as jet boosters.
* LightIsNotGood
* LoopedLyrics
--> Xavi Xavi Xavi Xavi Xaaaavi~ Sorin Sorin Sorin Sorin Sooorin~
* MiniMecha
* MotorMouth: He's a passionate public speaker and if he's not ranting then he's singing. At least he's better at it than [[HollywoodToneDeaf Xavi]].
* PsychoSupporter: He's basically your stereotypical religious fanatic.
* TheRemnant: Arguably. Xavi is nowhere to be seen after Sorin takes charge, though apparently he just went on holiday.
* SissyVillain: Comes with being a Xavist. His voice doesn't help either (particularly the [[CrossDressingVoices English voice]]).
* SkipOfInnocence: It's his running animation.
* SuperMode: His MiniMecha mode. With it, Sorin upgrades himself from frantic spinning and ear-bursting prayer to flamethrowers and lasers. He also becomes insanely fast when using his flamethrowers as boosters.
* TankGoodness: His weapon is a tank with Xavi's face on it. In ''Utage'' it gains robotic limbs and EyeBeams.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveFailedMe]]: [[spoiler:Muneshige's ending in ''Utage'' has Sorin angrily chasing Muneshige for slapping him.]]

!!Tachibana Muneshige
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-->Voiced by: TetsuInada (Japanese), KyleHebert (English)

->''"All people are slaves to something, be it their lord, their general, or some other unfortunate fate..."''

New character introduced in the third game. A vassal of the Otomo clan, noted for his bravery and strength both in battle and everyday life.
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* AnachronismStew: His Raikiri, which are a pair of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome chainsaws!]]
* AscendedExtra: Hell yes, he's playable in ''Utage''!
* AwesomeButImpractical: Despite other characters commenting on how powerful and intimidating his Raikiri are, he comments that he wishes they were more practical to wield.
* {{Badass}}: Undeniably.
** CulturedBadass: Keeps a journal and is currently engrossed in ''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji''. He would also rather talk this out [[ASpotOfTea over tea]].
** BadassCape: Has one on each shoulder.
** BadassBeard
* BeleagueredAssistant
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He's a ''lovely'', caring, peaceful and noble man under that hulking bearded exterior. Shame being a fearsome samurai and all, he can't show that side of himself often.
* ButtMonkey: No matter who he works for, he will be treated like complete '''shit'''.
** He also has to deal with his abusive lord's antics, all to be reunited with his wife and serve his clan based on the virtue of loyalty. Poor, big ol' Muneshige...
* ChainsawGood
* CoolOldGuy: Is friendly with Ujimasa, Yoshihiro and Shingen.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud
-->"Afterwards I'll have a bath and rest well!... Er, no, I mean, there must be a mistake..."
* TheDogBitesBack[=/=]GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: His story in ''Utage'' begins when he finally loses patience with Sorin and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome slaps him]]!!''
** YankTheDogsChain: Unfortunately for him, this just makes Sorin pissed enough to kick him out. [[spoiler:And send a few torpedoes his way.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: It's probably no coincidence that the map featuring the game's treatment of Christianity also features a character you essentially force to commit [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumi-e fumi-e]].
* TheDragon: To Sorin.
** DragonInChief: In a manner of speaking. In any of the story paths where the Otomo clan is significant, it's because someone wants to talk to Muneshige, and not Sorin. Muneshige is completely loyal to Sorin, however.
** NobleTopEnforcer
* DualWielding: Of, it should be repeated, '''chainsaws'''.
* AFatherToHisMen: Says that he wants his troops to bond as a family, since this is how he sees them. Aww.
* TheFettered: Sorin has to be beaten up by Yoshihiro before he even lets Muneshige leave the castle.
* HenpeckedHusband: His wife is apparently [[BeyondTheImpossible far stronger and more skilled than Muneshige]], and will beat him up or throws things at him if he annoys her.
** Possibly a TakeThat to rival series ''SamuraiWarriors'', where Ginchiyo is characterized as being abrasive, stubborn, and an impressive {{tsundere}} towards her Muneshige.
* HonorBeforeReason: Will not take the shortcuts in his stage once the player activates them due to them having a portrait of Sorin on them, which would mean stepping upon the face of his lord. If the player makes it to Sorin before him, he'll be stuck on the other side unable to help.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: A move of his has him impale an enemy with one of his chainsaws and then electrocuting them with it.
* ImplacableMan: He's the second hardest character to stun, after Tadakatsu, and his direct attacks are almost impossible to block.
** Just to rub it in, dueling Muneshige involves him blocking your blows, and doing nothing else unless you lose. Despite this he's the second-hardest character to duel, and Tadakatsu is actually hitting you ''back''.
* InnerMonologue: Usually involves the Raikiri and/or his wife. And constant despair over his current situation.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Temae', sometimes 'Washi'
* MightyGlacier: As a boss, he's ''just'' slow enough that you can outrun him if not willing to face his saw. The game encourages it. As a playable character, he's upgraded to standard Mighty Glacier speed.
* MundaneUtility: Apparently his wife uses his Raikiri to prune her bonsai trees.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Clearly isn't very happy with Sorin's fascination with Xavism, or the way he treats him, but remains unfailingly loyal to him regardless. Either that or he's just given up.
** According to his ending, it seems that after being forced to [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The Earth]] he decided he misses his lord after all.
* NoNameGiven: Although Ginchiyo's name is common knowledge amongst fans, in-game Muneshige always refers to her as "the wife".
* RedBaron: "Thunder King". Well-deserved, especially given half his moveset involves calling lightning to electrocute people.
* ReluctantWarrior: He talks quite a bit about wanting to give up being a samurai and live peacefully.
* ShockAndAwe: And did we mention his Raikiri are ''lightning'' chainsaws?
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SparklingStreamOfTears: Also TearsOfJoy, when he is finally reunited with Sorin in Kyoto after being sent away. [[spoiler:Turns out Sorin wasn't quite as pleased to see him.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: Like Kanbe, joining up with Yoshihiro, like he does in Yoshihiro's blue and green paths, is more or less the best thing that can happen to him.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite all the crap he puts up with, he's loyal to a fault to his lord and will only leave his side if given permission.
* UnfortunateNames: His Xavism baptism name (forced on him by Sorin, even though he's not a Xavist) is "Gallop". Mune... Errr... "Gallop" decides to wear it with as much pride he can muster since his lord gave it to him.
* TheUnseen: His wife is often mentioned, but never makes an appearance. Funnily enough Muneshige is the only one who seems to notice her absence.
** Historically accurate, [[AnachronismStew shockingly enough]]. Ginchiyo and Muneshige were separated (along with their clan) during the late Sengoku era for political reasons.
* YankTheDogsChain: His ending, where it seems that Sorin has forgiven him and wants to take him back. [[spoiler:Turns out he's just looking for revenge. Nonetheless, he seems to be content at things going back to normal.]]
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Isn't exactly bursting with joy when Sorin compliments him by saying he's acting more like a Xavist.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Others]]

!!Itsuki
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-->Voiced by: TomokoKawakami[=/=]MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese), JanyseJaud (''Devil Kings'')

A cute young girl leading a peasant rebellion with a [[DropTheHammer Hammer]] gifted to her from the gods.

She is known as ''Puff'' in ''Devil Kings'' and speaks with a strong [[DeepSouth southern accent]] for some reason.
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* CryCute
* CuteBruiser: Although she herself isn't that strong, her hammer sure packs a punch.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After she defeats him, Masamune convinces her not to give up on her dreams, and shows her that not all samurai are evil. In ''Battle Heroes'', he goes to rescue her from the Toyotomi and will take revenge for the village.
* DropTheHammer: Which she swings awkwardly.
* ExposedToTheElements: Her outfit is hardly appropriate considering she's running around in ''sub-zero'' temperatures. There is no way she's not cold! However, it's all part of [[{{Lolicon}} her appeal]].
* GaiasVengeance: Her hammer is apparently gifted to her from the gods, and a good amount of her techniques are snow-based.
* GirlishPigtails
* GlacierWaif: Has one of the slowest attack speed of all the characters.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: One of her attack options has her ditch the hammer and whale on the opponents with her fists. Similar to Masamune's Claws in that while she gets a new combo, she's unable to block.
* HarmfulToMinors: Saw her village burnt to the ground and people slaughtered, then got sucked into the horrors of war.
* AnIcePerson
* ImprobableAge: So why is a twelve year old girl the leader of a violent peasant uprising?
* ImprobableWeaponUser: It's a freakin' giant ''mallet''!
* InstantFanclub: They wear pink jackets and exist to scream her name.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ora'
* LittleMissBadass
* MagicalGirl: Some of her attacks, as well as her alternate costume, resemble this. She even has a ''wand'' as one of her weapons.
* MissingMom: Implied to be dead.
* OnlyOneName
* TheOtherDarrin: Following TomokoKawakami's death in 2011, she will be voiced by MiyukiSawashiro.
* PluckyGirl
* PrecociousCrush: It's sometimes implied she has one on Masamune.
* PutOnABus: She isn't so much as mentioned in the third game. The manga seems to imply that Masamune convinced her to stop fighting.
* RebelLeader
* LaResistance: Heads a peasant rebellion against the oppressive samurai.
* TheRival: To Xavi, apparently...
* TohokuRegionalAccent: Makes her sound rough, crude and somewhat boyish.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Looks more silver than white in-game.

!!Imagawa Yoshimoto
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-->Voiced by: KozoShioya (Japanese), BrianDrummond (''Devil Kings''), Barry Yandell (anime)

->''"Is my face so overwhelmingly refined?"''

An influential, yet idiotic man, and a coward to boot, who lives in a flamboyant fantasy world. Essentially, everybody wants to kill him.

Known as Muri in ''Devil Kings''.
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* DirtyCoward: Will substitute mooks for himself, while he runs away.
* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: His basara involves him attempting some highly dangerous disco dancing.
* ImprobableWeapon: A giant folding fan.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Maro'
* JokeCharacter: Between this and the one in the ''SamuraiWarriors'' games it's easy to guess that the real Yoshimoto isn't the most highly regarded historical figure in Japan
* KilledOffForReal: In the third game, supposedly for the sake of canon.
* LightEmUp
* TooDumbToLive: Did he really think it would be a good idea to take on Masamune AND Yukimura?
* UpperClassTwit: Constantly talks about how he's from a good family and BlueBlood and all that, while being one of the weakest characters and a bumbling idiot at that.
* VerbalTic: Says "oja" a lot.

!!Hojo Ujimasa
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-->Voiced by: Tadashi Miyazawa (Japanese), Louis Chirillo (''Devil Kings''), Jerry Russell (anime), William Knight (''Samurai Heroes'')

->''"I can hear it! I can hear the laughter of defeat approaching!"''

The old master of Odawara Castle and habitual employer of Fuuma Kotaro. Is constantly overshadowed by the others BadAss characters around him. Becomes a playable character in ''Utage''.

Known as Orwik in ''Devil Kings''.
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* ButtMonkey: He even lampshades this in his boss opening in ''3'', where he states that he just wants to win ''once''.
-->''"What's the problem? Why am I angry? I'll tell you why! Why can't I be the one who wins?!"''
* CrackOhMyBack: His bad back and its habit of giving out at the worst possible moment is a RunningGag.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: One of his main flaws. When accused of kidnapping Ieyasu in ''[=SB3=]'' and having Tadakatsu and the Tokugawa army knocking his door down, Ujimasa's response is to ''send Kotaro out to explain'' (for those of you who haven't read that far yet: Kotaro is ''[[TheVoiceless mute]]''). It works altogether less-than-stellar.
* GivingUpTheGhost: When he sneezes, his spirit momentarily leaves his body, then goes back in.
* GrumpyOldMan: Admittedly he has a hard time of it.
* AnIcePerson
* JapanesePronouns: 'Washi'
* JokeCharacter
** LethalJokeCharacter as of ''Utage''
* LargeHam
* MightyGlacier: He can however boost himself into a LightningBruiser.
* {{Necromancer}}: He can summon the ghosts of his ancestors to fight. Not that they help him in the anime...
** His 'Past Glory' Super art in ''Utage'' has him being possessed by one of his ancestor's spirit, greatly improving his moveset.
* NiceHat: Can wear a moxibustion hat to speed up his movements.
* RamblingOldManMonologue: Loves reminiscing about the days of yore to whoever happens to be there at the time.
* ShoutOut: If he performs said move while on his 'Past Glory' mode. He ends up surfing on his spear ala [[DragonBall Tao Pai Pai.]]
* SuperMode: His Past Glory mode, which, like Masamune's Six Claws stance, give him a more powerful moveset in exchange of being unable to block.
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Spear Always Works]]: One of his new moves in ''Utage'' has him throw his spear. He forgets to let go and ends up flying after it.
* TookALevelInBadass: Gameplay-wise in ''Utage'', where he can actually cause pretty bad damage.
* [[BladeOnAStick Twelve Blades on a Stick]]: His weapon is literally a bunch of swords stuck at the end of a pole. Needless to say, he wields it with difficulty.

!!Fuuma Kotaro
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->''"..."''

A mysterious legendary {{Ninja}}. He usually, but not always, works for the Hojo clan. Known specifically for being very good at his job, if a little ruthless (he doesn't seem to care who he kills as long as he completes his mission). He [[TheVoiceless never speaks]] and his face is [[HiddenEyes never shown]], so it's hard to tell what he's thinking. He's back in ''SengokuBasara 3'', siding with the Eastern Army since the Hojo allied with them. He even went as far as saving Tsuruhime, but it's still not clear what his purpose is.
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* AscendedExtra: From NPC to PC in the second expansion.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassArmFold: His idle animation.
* BlingOfWar: His belt, visor, shoulder guards and graves are intricately engraved with FlowerMotifs.
* BlowYouAway
* [[spoiler:BrownEyes]]
* CareerKiller: It seems his primary function (aside from delivering messages and stealing valuables) is an an assassin.
* DualWielding: Wields two [[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana ninja-to]].
* EnigmaticMinion: Who he's working for varies from time to time, but particularly under Hisahide.
* FacialMarkings: Red markings on his cheeks and chin, which appear to be paint seeing as how they change with his outfits. In one case the stripes look like flames and he is given demonic fangs.
* FashionableAsymmetry: His left sleeve is inexplicably absent.
* FeatherMotif: Black feathers surround him wherever he goes. It's never explained why, however he is sometimes depicted with black wings and rumored to be a demon.
* FragileSpeedster
* FuumaShuriken: It's only natural he should wield one considering that they're ''named'' after him. Used a pair as an NPC, and a single much bigger one later on.
* HiddenEyes: Hidden beneath his helmet (though he does have eye slits).
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Somewhat implied in his devotion to protecting Tsuruhime, and the fact that he comes to Ujimasa's rescue despite the old man's pleas to retreat. Although, he ''could'' just be thinking about his money...
* ICanStillFight: When defeated, he'll try to stand up and continue fighting. He looks almost surprised to realise he's been hit.
* ItsProbablyNothing: Because of his speed most people just assume it's the wind passing through.
* LegacyImmortality: It's said that he's [[spoiler:not the first Fuuma Kotaro]].
* MysteriousProtector: Becomes this for Tsuruhime for some reason.
* {{Ninja}}
** FlashStep: His main asset, which borders on teleportation.
** WalkOnWater
* NonverbalMiscommunication: As he literally only either stares blankly or kicks ass, it's no wonder Ieyasu thought he was initially an enemy.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens to him in the anime, when Takeda Shingen [[HomeRunHitter megaton punches]] him in the face. He probably would've flown a lot further if there hadn't been a wall in the way...
* ReverseGrip
* TheSpock: Whether he actually has feelings or not, he shows no emotion ''whatsoever''.
* TheVoiceless: It's implied he's mute, but not explained why.
** VisibleSilence: "............" is his only reaction.
* WingedHumanoid: As noted above, he is given four black wings in [[http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae279/hollowchan/img077.jpg one of his outfits]] from ''Heroes''.

!!Matsunaga Hisahide
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-->Voiced by: KeijiFujiwara (Japanese) KentWilliams (anime)

->''"It is good to have desires... no matter how you look at it, all men will die soon."''

Known as the "Villain of the Sengoku Era" and rightly so. A very shrewd man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, he's responsible for most of the bad karma hanging around in ''Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes''. Seems to like kidnapping people and tying them to pillars. ''Utage'' will mark the first time he's been playable.
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* AlasPoorYorick: At one point in the anime he plays around with [[spoiler:Nobunaga]]'s skull while monologuing. Apparently planned to make it into a ''sake'' cup.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: In the anime dub.
* AscendedExtra: Hisahide is a fan favorite despite not being playable in his appearance. His inclusion in ''Utage'' as a playable character is met with MUCH praise.
* BeardOfEvil: Like Nobunaga, he has some evil facial hair.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: He'd rather blow himself up than give his enemy the pleasure of offing him.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In the anime, claims to have no memory of the incident that proved Hideyoshi's StartOfDarkness. Then again, he could've just been screwing with Keiji.
* CardCarryingVillain
* CoolSword: Among the various {{Improbable Weapon User}}s of this universe he uses a long, fashionable longsword.
* TheCollectorOfTheStrange: Collects various different antiques and famous artifacts, but also collects ''people''.
** Taken to an extreme in ''Utage'', where he's now collecting metaphysical objects like bonds and names, like his [[spoiler:taking Mitsuhide's real name and turning him into Tenkai]] and [[spoiler:robbing Mitsunari of his bond with Ieyasu by killing him in his story mode.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Strong opponent poses a threat? Poison them!
* CompanionCube: His beloved teapot, named 'Hiragumo'. He even talks to it and carries pieces of it around with him after it shatters.
* CrazyPrepared: Blows himself up when [[spoiler:Kojuro]] ultimately bests him in the first season of the anime... [[spoiler:only to turn up at the ruins of Azuchi, completely fine, in the second season, with no more than a HandWave as to how he survived.]]
* DramaticPause: He speaks very sloooowly and often leaves overly long gaps in between words or even syllables.
* EvillyAffable: He's polite, sophisticated and genteel. Shame he's such an ass...
* EvilLaugh
* FashionableAsymmetry: His alternating black, white and yellow outfit.
* FingerSnapLighter: The claws on his left hand serve this purpose.
* FoeYay: He certainly seems to relish the idea of beating up Kojuro a little too much in the anime. There's also the way he whispers salaciously to Mitsunari [[spoiler:when he's got him pinned underfoot]] in ''Utage''.
* ForTheEvulz: He doesn't have a whole lot to gain by ruining everybody else's life or stealing their things, as he believes nothing lasts forever. He's just doing it because it's fun and because he can.
* {{Guyliner}}: The latest renders of him seem to sport this quite thickly.
* HannibalLecture: Gives one to Yukimura in the anime (while playing with [[spoiler:Nobunaga's]] skull for added effect). It doesn't quite stick, but nevertheless it helps [[BreakTheCutie break Yukimura's confidence]].
** As a playable character he's spewing them out left, right and centre.
* HavingABlast
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While the historical Hisahide was a villainous trickster, he certainly wasn't as much of a dick as he is here.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Mooks]]: He kidnaps several Date soldiers in order to get his hands on Masamune's swords. Also, he was bored.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Subverted: He carries one (a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachi tachi]] specifically) but his real weapon is actually a straight longsword.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In the anime he has a pretty awesome, if rather eerie, theme that follows him whenever he appears.
* ManipulativeBastard: He's the reason Hideyoshi became DrunkWithPower and [[spoiler:killed his wife]]. He also saps Masamune's will to fight and almost drives Kojuro to [[{{Seppuku}} suicide]].
* NeckLift: One of his moves in ''Utage'' consists of lifting the struggling character by the neck one-handed before immolating them. He picks up Ieyasu this way in story mode.
* NietzscheWannabe: Constantly waxes about how fleeting and transient the world is and at the end of the day everything and everyone is just a disposable object that will eventually vanish into obscurity.
* NonchalantDodge: He moves extremely quickly but makes it seem like little effort.
* OminousWalk: The only character who can walk as well as run. Looks like he's just taking a leisurely stroll through the battlefield.
* PlayingWithFire
** KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:What he does to Ieyasu.]]
* SkunkStripe: Several, probably due to aging.
* StuffBlowingUp: Happens a lot when he's around, probably as a reference to the historical Hisahide's death (he's said to have [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled blown himself up]], becoming Japan's first ever bomb victim).
** [[spoiler: After defeating Nobunaga he blows him up at the end of his story.]]
* SuicideAttack: How he dies in the anime. Also a case of BetterToDieThanBeKilled. [[spoiler: The second season reveals it was all a ruse.]]
** In ''Utage'', his death animation has him blowing himself up.
* WickedCultured: He's erudite with gentlemanly manners, very knowledgeable about these priceless artefacts he collects and genuinely appreciates them aesthetically. Also seems to be a Buddhist.
* WithMyHandsTied: Specifically, he always keeps one of his arms behind his back, only using it for [[FingerSnapLighter snapping]] or [[NeckLift choking]].

!! Miyoshi Death Squad

-> ''"Know how helpless you are and say farewell."''

A trio of brothers who serve Hisahide and seem to share his ideals.
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* CoolMask
* {{Elite Mook}}s
* FinishingEachOthersSentences
* GiantWaistRibbon
* TerribleTrio
* WarriorPoet

!!MiyamotoMusashi
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-->Voiced by: DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Sean Michael Teague (anime)

->''"I'm the strongest ever, you moron!"''

A young swordsman who can be randomly encountered throughout ''Sengoku Basara 2''. He is eager to prove that he is the best in the world, and as such ambushes anyone he comes across and makes them fight him. Thinks everyone else is an idiot.
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* AnimeHair
* AscendedExtra: Briefly becomes playable in the ''Heroes'' expansions.
* BatterUp: His Basara Attack, which has him not only swing what might be a tree trunk as a bat, but chucks it at the enemy.
* BrattyHalfPint: He's so annoying most characters can't stand it long enough to even duel him.
* CatchPhrase: "[[{{Baka}} BAKA!]]"
* CherryTapping: His taunt, which is a spit to the ground can actually cause some damage. He even has an item that boosts its power.
* ConfusionFu: In the anime Yukimura finds him difficult to fight since he can't predict Musashi's next move.
* DualWielding: Though he seems to have a limitless supply of weapons, which he chucks randomly at the enemy.
* FacialMarkings: Red stripes on his cheeks, rather like warpaint.
* IShallTauntYou
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore-sama'
* MightyGlacier: A majority of his moves are either rather slow or have lengthy recovery time.
* OddNameOut: He's probably the only playable character without an element.
* PutOnABus: No word on his whereabouts during the events of the third game onwards.
* SurferDude: He talks like one in the anime dub.
* ToBeAMaster
* TrouserSpace: Activating his Basara Attack causes him to pull some sort of giant broom from the front of his pants. That thing's gotta scratch...
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Yes. Yes it does.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: All he wears are his sleeves and a {{sarashi}} after all.
* WalkingTheEarth: Travels far and wide in his search for strong opponents.
* WildCard: He's technically a {{ronin}} and doesn't answer to anyone, doing things his own way.
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: As with his historical counterpart, he wields a pair of these. His best weapons however are a pair of plain-looking katanas though.
* WorfEffect: In one scene of the anime he's fighting soldiers along with Yoshihiro... and is send flying by ''a bunch of mooks'' as soon as he's distracted.
* WorthyOpponent: The reason he goes round challenging everyone is so he can find one of these. He appears to have discovered them in the form of Naoe Kanetsugu.

!! SasakiKojiro

Introduced in ''Battle Heroes'' as NPC. The man who fought a legendary duel against MiyamotoMusashi at Ganryujima.
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* AnticlimaxBoss: He is the last boss in Musashi's story mode, so he must be hard, [[SarcasmMode right]]?
* [[spoiler:DefeatMeansFriendship: Musashi befriends Kojiro after defeating him. They shake hands before ending credits.]]
* EliteMook.
* {{Expy}}: Of Naoe Kanetsugu, who is absent in this game. He shares the same personality and "I am invincible!" CatchPhrase.
* JokeCharacter: EliteMook as a last boss.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Musashi calls him only by his alternate name "Ganryu."
* TheRival: To Musashi.

!!Honganji Kennyo
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-->Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (Japanese)

Leader of the Ikko monks, he's a huge, fat man who cares only about gold and wealth and stores lots of gold in his fortress.
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* CarryABigStick: His weapon is a "khakkhara", a huge monk staff with a large iron ring attached to it.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* FatBastard: According to him it's all muscle though.
* [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Historical Jerkass Upgrade]]: Well, Kennyo was supposed to be the leader of the anti-Nobunaga monks but here he's just a fat jerk who has only money in mind.
* HomoeroticSubtext: He sure has a lot of fun admiring the other male characters' muscular physiques.
* HumongousMecha: Keeps two huge, moving golden Nio statues in his fortress.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Sessha'
* LargeAndInCharge
* LightIsNotGood: Not really evil, just greedy.
* MrViceGuy: He's really, ''really'' obsessed with money.
* NunTooHoly: He's supposed to be the chief abbot of the Ikko sect....
* SacrificialLamb: Gets killed off in the first minutes of anime episode 1, just to show what a sick bastard Mitsuhide is.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Attempts to bribe his way out of fights. He can even turn your own soldiers against you by tossing coins at them.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Can make a giant, flash copy of himself made of light.
* SmallNameBigEgo: For the last time we DO NOT want to see your so called "glorious muscles"!
* StoutStrength
* WarriorMonk: Despite everything, he's still a fighter.

!!Saika Magoichi
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-->Voiced by: SayakaOhara (Japanese), KarenStrassman (English)

->''"Let the bell toll for the proud Saika Faction! Soon, you will know the superior strength we possess!"''

A new playable character in ''[=SB3=]''. The third leader of the Saika Ikki, a group of gun-toting mercenaries and... apparently female. Seems to be the SpiritualSuccessor to Nouhime. A strong and independent woman with great pride and honour, she has relationships with many other characters in the series.
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* ActionGirl
* AnachronismStew: Even for this game. Machine gun? Heat seeking rocket launcher? One of her Super Arts involves calling in air support!
* AnimalMotifs[=/=]AnimalThemeNaming: Her skills and weapons are named after birds. She also has a habit of giving people bird nicknames.
* {{Badass}}: Oh is she ever.
** BadassBoast
--> '''''"Oda Nobunaga, I will fill you up with lead and send you back to hell!!"'''''
* BareYourMidriff and SexyBacklessOutfit
* BloodKnight: War is the Saika's way of life, as she will never fail to remind you. However she does admit it's a harsh and undesirable one.
* ChewingTheScenery: When facing Nobunaga... boy oh boy, Maggie's having a hell of a time screaming on how she's going to kick his ass back to Hell...
* CoolBigSis: To Tsuruhime.
* [[spoiler:TheDanza: Motochika implies her former name, before she took up the title of Magoichi, was Sayaka.]]
** [[spoiler:[[DoNotCallMePaul Don't Call Me Sayaka]]]]
* DopeSlap: Punches Motochika on the head and tells him to get a grip during his HeroicBSOD. It's really kinda adorable.
* FieryRedhead: She's calmer than most, but definitely fits when she gets her ActionGirl on.
* FingerlessGloves
* GenderFlip: Through loophole exploitation; the three men historically known to have used the name Magoichi Saika appear as officers in her stage
* GlassCannon
* GunFu: One of her skills involves spin-kicking her opponent upwards then shooting them full of holes while they're still airborne. And that's just ''one'' of them.
* TheGunslinger: Type B - [[MoreDakka The Vaporizer]] and Type C - [[GunFu The Woo]].
* HiredGuns: Has worked for both the Oda and the Toyotomi in the past. Neither ended well (Toyotomi's reasons are unknown but Nobunaga [[spoiler:personally killed the previous Magoichi]]).
* HotAmazon: At least for Keiji, who falls in love with her immediately after she delivers a flying kick to his face. Masamune also admits that her strength and attitude are major turn-ons.
* HyperspaceArsenal: She carries enough things that go boom in {{hammerspace}} to equip a small infantry platoon.
* JapanesePronouns: Interesting example, she always uses the plural pronoun 'warera', since the Saika see themselves as one individually and collectively.
* LadyOfWar: Her moves are dynamic but at the same time extremely graceful.
* MaleGaze: The shots of her in the game opening are pure, unabashed {{fanservice}}.
** And when Keiji meets her, the camera zooms straight in on the first three places that catch his eye: boobs, belly, and butt. It happens again at the end of his story when he's "checking for injuries".
* MacrossMissileMassacre
* MoreDakka: She carries six pistols strapped to her thigh (which she uses [[BeyondTheImpossible all at the same time]]), a shotgun, a [[AnachronismStew machine gun and a rocket launcher]].
* MsFanservice: Not as blatant as Kasuga, but Maggie sure as hell is fanservicey.
* {{Nakama}}: The Saika Faction.
* OfCorsetsSexy: And she apparently keeps it on with sheer willpower.
* PlayingWithFire
* ShipTease: With Keiji, who is madly in love with her but, depending on which path you choose, still has far to go. Surprisingly quite a bit with Motochika too.
* ShowgirlSkirt: Makes her outfit look more feminine and elegant. And swishes dramatically in the wind.
* TheStoic: Normally appears serious and unflappable, and speaks with an almost robotic tone. She doesn't even blink when Mitsunari puts his sword to her throat.
** NotSoStoic: Shows obvious terror when Nobunaga comes back and has a hard time calming herself down.
* StuffBlowingUp
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Has a much softer side underneath her cold exterior, which she only keeps up due to her position.
* ThrowawayGuns: Her pistols are this. They can even cause damage if they hit enemies when she throws them.

!! Kobayakawa Hideaki
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-->Voiced by: JunFukuyama (Japanese), TonyOliver (English)

->''"Oh no! You shouldn't count on me!"''

New NPC introduced in ''[=SB3=]''. He is a young and cowardly relative of the Toyotomi, who famously betrayed Mitsunari at Sekigahara. Afraid of war, he seeks advice from the monk Tenkai and his guardian Motonari, unaware that he is little more than an intrument to their plans. Likes gourmet food and preparing hotpot.
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* AscendedExtra: To become a PC in ''Utage''.
* AnimalMotifs: His helmet and the giant saucepan on his back make him resemble an atlas beetle, which are highly prized in Japan.
* ApologisesALot: Sometimes tries to stand up for himself, only to fall to the ground and start begging to be spared.
* BigEater: Prefers to eat the stress away...
* ButtMonkey: ''Everyone'' treats him horribly. Aside from [[TheMessiah Ieyasu]] (who still has Tadakatsu shoot artillery cannons at him, to ensure that he betrays Mitsunari).
** [[http://spikefetish.tumblr.com/post/2905788944/sengoku-basara-samurai-heroes-ps3-wii-good Motonari]] and [[http://spikefetish.tumblr.com/post/2905345808/sengoku-basara-samurai-heroes-ps3-wii Mitsunari]] though are the worst offenders.
* ConfusionFu: In ''Utage'', he fights with a combination of his own clumsiness and weaponizing his eating habits.
* CuteShotaroBoy: Baffling as it sounds, when he's not being a gutless coward there are moments he's so cute it's ''painful''.
* DirtyCoward: It's hard not to [[LovableCoward sympathise with him a bit]], since he's surrounded on all sides by [[WorldOfBadass people much stronger than he is]] bullying him into fighting for them, and only wants to eat his hotpot in peace. However he [[TemptingFate does himself no favors]] by acting self-important, and is so pathetically weak and indecisive he becomes [[TheLoad a burden to everyone else]].
* EdibleBludgeon: Can throw vegetables as weapons.
* ExtremeDoormat: So much so that Motonari actually walks over him in one scene. In high heels no less.
* FragileFlower: A male example, played for comedy. He cries at the slightest provocation, but it makes him more annoying than {{moe}}.
* FryingPanOfDoom: Fights with the pot he uses for cooking.
* GetBackHereBoss
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Pulls one of these at Sekigahara, though he's not given much of a choice since Tadakatsu is firing cannons at him.
** [[spoiler:Averted in the movie]]. He's [[spoiler:trying to do good]] but his own failure to realize that [[spoiler:Tenkai is manipulating him]] causes him to be a UnwittingPawn.
* HomoeroticSubtext: He really ''really'' looks up to Kojuro-san.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: '''How''' does he not realise Tenkai does not have his best interests at heart?!
** He realizes it in the movie when [[spoiler:he sees the dark hands Oichi uses rampage across Sekigahara]].
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku'
* TheKlutz: About 80% of his moveset consists of falling over.
* LethalJokeCharacter: Despite the above method of attack, he's a great crowd-clearer.
* MistakenForBadass: Thanks to Tenkai, most of the characters he meets during his story think he's some legendarily strong warrior and want to fight him.
* OddFriendship: With Tenkai, who Hideaki seems to genuinely consider a friend and care for.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like Yoshitsugu, he's known by his court title "Kingo" to almost everyone in the Japanese version.
* PlayingWithFire
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl
* SelectiveObliviousness: During his story mode it takes him so long to catch onto the situation he becomes borderline TooDumbToLive.

!! Mogami Yoshiaki
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-->Voiced by: TetsuShiratori (Japanese), Christopher Smith (English)

->''"There are none in this world that compare to me, the renowned, the feared, lord Yoshiaki!"''

Yet another NPC introduced ''[=SB3=]''. He is the daimyo of Ushuu and Masamune's uncle, though they dislike each other. An extremely pompous man who seems to think he's number one, fabulous and likes to get his men to look fabulous and well-cultured. Has a funky moustache and wields a rapier. Likes tea.
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* AnnoyingLaugh: A high-pitched "Ahahaha!"
* AscendedExtra: Becomes playable in ''Utage''.
* CloudCuckoolander
* CombatPragmatist: His fighting style is based mostly upon using feints, counterattacks and generally being unpredictable.
* CunningLikeAFox: Describes himself as such. In the English version, he's called as a weasel instead.
* TheDandy: Ironic, considering he's much less attractive than most.
* DastardlyWhiplash: If only he had a top hat...
* DefensiveFeintTrap: One of his techniques has him groveling on the ground for forgiveness only to counter-attack when hit.
* DisproportionateRetribution: He refuses to give [[spoiler:Kanbe]] his key back, simply because the latter called Yoshiaki's pet hawk "stupid".
* EntitledBastard: Thinks that, after causing Masamune so much trouble, he should consider it an honour that Yoshiaki wants to team up with him.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His final attack causes a huge, tornado-shaped blizzard.
* EvilUncle: He plans to usurp Masamune's province first chance he gets.
* FeatheredFiend: His falcon, Starlight Starbright, which seems to go out of its way to troll Kanbe.
* AnIcePerson
* IdentityAmnesia: After [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat landing head first]] in the
[[Characters/SengokuBasaraNationOfXavism Nation of Xavism, Yoshiaki loses his memories and styles himself a guardian angel. Sorin buys it.
Xavism]]
* ISurrenderSuckers: One of his moves involves insincerely pleading for his life before delivering a wicked strike
[[Characters/SengokuBasaraAreaWarlords Area Warlords]]
* JapanesePronouns: 'Wagahai'
* LookBehindYou: One of his new moves.
* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Can carve ice sculptures of himself around opponents.
* NotSoHarmless: He was the one who [[spoiler:kidnapped Matsu and blamed it on Ieyasu.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Essentially his fighting style, especially in ''Utage,'' where he has such moves as LookBehindYou, playing dead, and pretending to stumble before attacking.
* OverlyLongName: Has a habit of giving his pets, weapons and attacks these in the Japanese version.
* RoyalRapier: Which he claims is [[BlatantLies much heavier than it looks]].
* RunningGag: His story mode has him being punched/thrown/[[HumanCannonball fired out of a cannon]], becoming a TwinkleInTheSky and flying (sometimes across the whole country!) toward his next destination.
* SissyVillain: When it comes down to it he's really not that brave.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's almost impossibly arrogant, despite how he always fails pitifully, going on and on about how wonderful and amazing he is and how everyone loves him (when they clearly don't).
* SpotOfTea: Will even offer it to his enemies.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Calls Masamune "my dear boy" and other fond names, concealing their dislike of each other.
* TwinkleSmile
* UpperClassTwit: What his persona seems to be based on, due to his high-and-mighty mannerisms.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Area Warlords]]

!!Utsunomiya Hirotsuna
-->Voiced by: Takashi Yoshida (Japanese) Ted Sroka (English)

->''"I've been thinking really hard about all the different ways we can win this!"''
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* BladeOnAStick: A spear-wielder like Yukimura, though he use a single, [[ParasolOfPain slightly umbrella-like]] lance instead.
* CoolPet: His [[PantheraAwesome white tiger]]. Bigger than a grown man, and keeps coming back no matter how many times you kill it.
* TheDitz: He's very air-headed.
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much blue Yukimura. Also of kung-fu movie heroes.
* FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Whips out some pretty impressive "Whaatatatata!" {{Shout Out}}s to ''FistOfTheNorthStar''. Though he usually starts coughing.
* GeniusBruiser: His unofficial goal in life.
* HypocriticalHumor[=/=]{{Irony}}: Says that he doesn't like his weapon of choice or the cold, when ''both of those are part of his moveset.'' Also tells his soldiers that the mist blinds them because they aren't trusting their instincts, then admits he can't see either.
* AnIcePerson
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* NoNameGiven: Apparently the tiger does have a name, but he forgot it.

!!Satake Yoshishige
-->Voiced by: Masafumi Kimura (Japanese) Christy Mathewson (English)

->''"My men may be clumsy, but they're straight arrows."''
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* BladeOnAStick: His WeaponOfChoice is a two-pronged pike.
* CameraAbuse: Walks straight into it during his boss animation.
* GeneralFailure: Even acknowledges that he sucks.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Sessha'
* TheKlutz: Lampshaded by one of the allied generals.
* LightEmUp
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: He complains about his own armor, saying that it obstructs his movements.
* SpearCarrier: Both because he's quite easy compared to other enemies and due to his weapon.
* WarmUpBoss: His map is the first one available from the Quick Battle menu, and is one of the most straight-forward battles in the game.

!!Nanbu Harumasa
-->Voiced by: Katsuhisa Hoki (Japanese), Michael G. Sorich (English)

->''"From the blackest sky, the spirits descend, upon these times; this fight to end!"''
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* CastingAShadow
* EvilOldFolks: He looks quite old compared to other characters.
* KnifeNut: A shortsword, complete with ReverseGrip.
* TheNecromancer: He can summon undead spirits through use of a peculiar incense. As a support character, he can revive once you if you fall in battle.
* {{Ninja}}
* RhymesOnADime: In the English version.

!!Amago Haruhisa
-->Voiced by: Takuo Kawamura (Japanese) David Lodge (English)

->''"Alright; let's see just how good you are."''
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* AnachronismStew: Despite being a new arrival to the cast and looking very young, historically he was already dead by old age by the time Nobunaga rose to power.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BlowYouAway[=/=]DishingOutDirt: He can conjure sandstorms in battle using the wind element.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's entirely cynical and thinks all samurai are jerks, there is no such thing as justice and that it's better to be living in a dream.
* GetBackHereBoss
* IneffectualLoner: Prefers to live in solitude, presumably because he dislikes other people.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Ore'
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* MasterOfIllusion: Can create mirages, and refers to his stage as a "world of fantasy[=/=]illusion".
* RealMenWearPink: He's not exactly macho, but manages to pull off a full pink outfit without looking like an idiot.
* ShiftingSandLand: His stage is all desert, and due to the shifting you can't see the bases or officers on the map.
* ShoutOut: His title may be a reference to ''Literature/OneThousandAndOneNights'', which would fit nicely with his surroundings.

!!Anegakoji Yoritsuna
-->Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma (Japanese) SamRiegel (English)

->''"When we meet, I will listen to what you have to say."''
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* GaiasVengeance: He claims to fight in order to protect the "forest".
* GreenThumb: Has control over wood, his sword has a wooden hilt and carries bamboo branches on his back.
* IneffectualLoner: Similar to Haruhisa, he dislikes other samurai and so lives in a forest.
* JapanesePronouns: 'Watashi'
* NinjaLog: Only not for dodging, but rather for crushing the enemy!
* TechnicalPacifist: He wishes to remain in peace with the forest, but will fight to defend it.
* TreeTopTown: His castle looks like this.

[[/folder]]
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[[Characters/SengokuBasaraOtherCharacters Other Characters]]
[[/index]]
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* ThisCannotBe: When KO'd, he is ''so'' incredulous that he shouts "AN INVINCIBLE HERO CANNOT DIE!" ''and'' "No, wait! I'm ''INVINCIBLE!'' I cannot die!"

to:

* ThisCannotBe: When KO'd, he is ''so'' incredulous that he shouts "AN INVINCIBLE HERO CANNOT DIE!" ''and'' "No, wait! I'm ''INVINCIBLE!'' I cannot die!"
DIE!"



* CompositeCharacter: Tenkai and Mitsuhide were completely unrelated in history, but are consolidated into one character because why the hell not.
* CoolMask: Tenkai wears one (not that it makes much of a difference).

to:

* CompositeCharacter: Tenkai and Mitsuhide were completely unrelated in history, history (aside from some wacky rumours), but are consolidated into one character because why the hell not.
* CoolMask: Tenkai wears one (not one, not that it makes much of a difference).difference.

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