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** Taiga Saejima is Byakko, who's considered [[UnskilledButStrong wild in combat]] but much more honorable than modern yakuza. It also helps that he has a [[AnimalMotif tiger]] as his [[TattooedCrooks irezumi]].

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** Taiga Saejima is Byakko, who's considered [[UnskilledButStrong wild in combat]] but much more honorable than modern yakuza. It also helps that he has a [[AnimalMotif tiger]] as his [[TattooedCrooks [[TattooedCrook irezumi]].



** Kazuma Kiryu is Seiryu, better known in the Japanese underworld as the [[RedBaron Dragon of Dojima]] who's known as a NeighborhoodFriendlyGangster at his best and a face wrecking, vengeful beast at his most wrathful.

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** Kazuma Kiryu is Seiryu, better known in the Japanese underworld as the [[RedBaron Dragon of Dojima]] who's known as a NeighborhoodFriendlyGangster [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters Neighbourhood Friendly Gangster]] at his best and a face wrecking, vengeful beast at his most wrathful.

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* ''VideoGame/Yakuza4'' has each of the playable characters themed after the four, as well as having their own tournaments at Orchid Palace Mahjong.
** Shun Akiyama is Suzaku, having gone from being a banker to living on the streets as a penniless bum after being framed for embezzlement, then rising from the ashes after getting a windfall from the [[VideoGame/Yakuza1 10 Billion Yen Incident]]. His style is about high flying, flashy kicks.
** Taiga Saejima is Byakko, who's considered [[UnskilledButStrong wild in combat]] but much more honorable than modern yakuza. It also helps that he has a [[AnimalMotif tiger]] as his [[TattooedCrooks irezumi]].
** Masayoshi Tanimura is Genbu, his coat styled almost like a turtle shell while his combat is much more defensive based with counterattacks.
** Kazuma Kiryu is Seiryu, better known in the Japanese underworld as the [[RedBaron Dragon of Dojima]] who's known as a NeighborhoodFriendlyGangster at his best and a face wrecking, vengeful beast at his most wrathful.


||The God to the East. It represents Spring and Wood and is centered by the Heart house.[[note]]Until fairly recently East Asia considered blue and green hues of the same color, so qīng/sei/cheong/thanh means not strictly "azure" and would be better understood in English as "green" because of the association with plants.[[/note]]||||||||||

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||The God to the East. It represents Spring and Wood and is centered by the Heart house.[[note]]Until fairly recently East Asia considered blue and green hues of the same color, so qīng/sei/cheong/thanh means not strictly "azure" and would be better understood in English as "green" because of the association with plants. A closer translation would be 'teal'.[[/note]]||||||||||


* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has a 4.x end-game side story involving the Four Lords of Orthard. Genbu is a dungeon boss, while Byakko, Suzaku, and Seiryu are trial bosses. They refer to themselves and the other magical animals which reside with them as Auspice, animals which have lived for over 1000 years and as a result gained intelligence and powerful magic. Kōryū has also been said to be sealed in the temple which the four lords and other auspice guard and is stated to be the most powerful of the auspice.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV: Stormblood'' has a 4.x end-game an endgame side story involving the Four Lords of Orthard.Othard. Genbu is a dungeon boss, while Byakko, Suzaku, and Seiryu are trial bosses. They refer to themselves and are the other magical animals which reside with them as Auspice, most powerful of the Auspices, animals which have lived for over 1000 years and as a result gained intelligence and powerful magic. Kōryū has Koryu is also been said to be sealed have been the strongest of them all before he succumbed to madness, forcing the others to seal him away in the temple which that they now guard; the four lords and other auspice guard and is stated to be latter three Lords are on the most powerful verge of meeting the auspice.same fate until the Warrior of Light beats the senses back into them.


* An episode of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' mentions that the symbols on Fourze's limbs (which match up with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation's buttons) are intended to represent the Four Gods.

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An episode of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' mentions that the symbols on Fourze's limbs (which match up with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation's buttons) (an orange circle, a black square, a yellow triangle, and a blue X) are intended to represent the Four Gods.Gods.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderSaber'', Kamen Rider Buster channels the powers of Genbu.


* The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dreadgods]] of the Literature/CradleSeries; four ''immense'' {{Kaiju}} that periodically take turns terrorising the world (with a fifth heavily implied to be [[SealedEvilInACan slumbering in the Labyrinth beneath the continent]]); the Bleeding Phoenix (a miles-tall bird seemingly made of blood), the Weeping Dragon (a serpentine dragon described as "kilometers-long" and "travelling on thunderstorms"), the Wandering Titan (resembling a stone warrior with the shell of a tortoise), and the Silent King (a white tiger with a halo of light).

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* The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dreadgods]] of the Literature/CradleSeries; four ''immense'' {{Kaiju}} that periodically take turns terrorising the world (with a fifth heavily implied to be [[SealedEvilInACan slumbering in in]] [[BeastInTheMaze the Labyrinth beneath the continent]]); the Bleeding Phoenix (a miles-tall bird seemingly made of blood), the Weeping Dragon (a serpentine dragon described as "kilometers-long" and "travelling on thunderstorms"), the Wandering Titan (resembling a stone warrior with the shell of a tortoise), and the Silent King (a white tiger with a halo of light).


* The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dreadgods]] of the CradleSeries; four ''immense'' {{Kaiju}} that periodically take turns terrorising the world (with a fifth heavily implied to be [[SealedEvilInACan slumbering in the Labyrinth beneath the continent]]); the Bleeding Phoenix (a miles-tall bird seemingly made of blood), the Weeping Dragon (a serpentine dragon described as "kilometers-long" and "travelling on thunderstorms"), the Wandering Titan (resembling a stone warrior with the shell of a tortoise), and the Silent King (a white tiger with a halo of light).

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* The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dreadgods]] of the CradleSeries; Literature/CradleSeries; four ''immense'' {{Kaiju}} that periodically take turns terrorising the world (with a fifth heavily implied to be [[SealedEvilInACan slumbering in the Labyrinth beneath the continent]]); the Bleeding Phoenix (a miles-tall bird seemingly made of blood), the Weeping Dragon (a serpentine dragon described as "kilometers-long" and "travelling on thunderstorms"), the Wandering Titan (resembling a stone warrior with the shell of a tortoise), and the Silent King (a white tiger with a halo of light).

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* The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dreadgods]] of the CradleSeries; four ''immense'' {{Kaiju}} that periodically take turns terrorising the world (with a fifth heavily implied to be [[SealedEvilInACan slumbering in the Labyrinth beneath the continent]]); the Bleeding Phoenix (a miles-tall bird seemingly made of blood), the Weeping Dragon (a serpentine dragon described as "kilometers-long" and "travelling on thunderstorms"), the Wandering Titan (resembling a stone warrior with the shell of a tortoise), and the Silent King (a white tiger with a halo of light).


* The familiars of the Gods of Time and Life in ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}''. The Time God has Byakko and Suzaku, and the Life Goddess has Genbu and Seiryū.


* The heads of the main guilds in ''LightNovel/BofuriIDontWantToGetHurtSoIllMaxOutMyDefense'' fit the theme. The Genbu equivalent is Maple, whose main armor is black and has a monster companion in Syrup. Mii, with her red attire, fire abilities and [[spoiler: her phoenix companion, Ignis,]] is Suzaku, while Payne's blue color scheme and [[spoiler: dragon companion, Ray]] makes him Seiryu. Byakko is represented by [[spoiler: Velvet, who dresses in white, uses lightning based attacks and has the ability to turn herself into a white tiger]].

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* The heads of the main guilds in ''LightNovel/BofuriIDontWantToGetHurtSoIllMaxOutMyDefense'' fit the theme. The Genbu equivalent is Maple, whose main armor is black and has a monster companion in the turtle Syrup. Mii, with her red attire, fire abilities and [[spoiler: her phoenix companion, Ignis,]] is Suzaku, while Payne's blue color scheme and [[spoiler: dragon companion, Ray]] makes him Seiryu. Byakko is represented by [[spoiler: Velvet, who dresses in white, uses lightning based attacks and has the ability to turn herself into a white tiger]].


* The animal companions of heads of the main guilds in ''LightNovel/BofuriIDontWantToGetHurtSoIllMaxOutMyDefense'' is going that direction. The Genbu equivalent is introduced early on with Maple's turtle, Syrup. [[spoiler: Later as animal companions get officially introduced in the game, Mii gains the phoenix Ignis, the equivalent to Suzaku, and Payne gets the Seiryu equivalent with the dragon Ray.]] Currenlty, there's no version of Genbu.

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* The animal companions of heads of the main guilds in ''LightNovel/BofuriIDontWantToGetHurtSoIllMaxOutMyDefense'' is going that direction. fit the theme. The Genbu equivalent is introduced early on with Maple's turtle, Maple, whose main armor is black and has a monster companion in Syrup. Mii, with her red attire, fire abilities and [[spoiler: Later as animal companions get officially introduced in the game, Mii gains the her phoenix Ignis, the equivalent to companion, Ignis,]] is Suzaku, while Payne's blue color scheme and Payne gets the Seiryu equivalent with the [[spoiler: dragon Ray.]] Currenlty, there's no version of Genbu.companion, Ray]] makes him Seiryu. Byakko is represented by [[spoiler: Velvet, who dresses in white, uses lightning based attacks and has the ability to turn herself into a white tiger]].

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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheOrigamiKing'' has the four Vellumentals, powerful origami beings which are modeled after the four gods: the Earth Vellumental is based on the Black Tortoise, the Water Vellumental is based on the Azure Dragon and the Fire Vellumental is based on the Vermillion Bird. The Ice Vellumental is a variation, however, as it is not a tiger but a polar bear.


** While the colors are off, four of the Mythical Chi Beasts from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' (aka Thunderzords from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'') are meant to invoke the Four Gods: the Red Dragon, the Pink Hōō (Firebird), the White Tiger, and Daimugen (Tor), their Green Turtle ally. Huanglong/Koryu shows up near the end in the form of the giant dragon Daijinryuu (Serpentera). For the record, the other mecha are a Green Lion, Yellow Kirin, and Blue Pegasus (''Black'' Lion, Yellow ''Griffin'', and Blue ''Unicorn'' in ''Power Rangers'').

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** While the colors are off, four of the Mythical Chi Beasts from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' (aka Thunderzords from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'') are meant to invoke the Four Gods: the Red Dragon, the Pink Hōō [=RyuRanger=]'s Ryusei-oh (Red Dragon), [=HououRanger=]'s Seihōō (Firebird), the White Tiger, [=KibaRanger=]'s Won Tiger (White Tiger), and Daimugen (Tor), their Green Turtle ally. Huanglong/Koryu shows up near the end in the form of the giant dragon Daijinryuu (Serpentera). For the record, the other mecha are a Green Lion, Yellow Kirin, and Blue Pegasus (''Black'' Lion, Yellow ''Griffin'', and Blue ''Unicorn'' in ''Power Rangers'').

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* The animal companions of heads of the main guilds in ''LightNovel/BofuriIDontWantToGetHurtSoIllMaxOutMyDefense'' is going that direction. The Genbu equivalent is introduced early on with Maple's turtle, Syrup. [[spoiler: Later as animal companions get officially introduced in the game, Mii gains the phoenix Ignis, the equivalent to Suzaku, and Payne gets the Seiryu equivalent with the dragon Ray.]] Currenlty, there's no version of Genbu.

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* Very subtle in ''Manga/OnePiece'' but the Four Emperors and Dragon the Revolutionary fit this scheme. Kaido the Azure Dragon who is literally a Blue Dragon Zoan. Shanks the Vermillion Bird, associated with the color red and is also the most mobile of the emperors. Edward Newgate aka White Beard has a tiger theme and is associated with the color white. That leaves Charlotte Linlin, Big Mom as the Black Turtle. Dragon the revolutionary is actually called Dragon, and his son Luffy was associated with the color yellow as a child.

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