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* In ''Manga/NobunagaConcerto'' he is in fact the real Oda Nobunaga, who, being sickly and breaking under all the pressure placed on him, escaped from his former life and gave up his name and title to Saburou (a high-school student who had just timeslipped into the Sengoku period, and happened to look exactly like Nobunaga). Later on he returns as Akechi Mitsuhide to help Saburou, and the two of them carry out the historical Oda Nobunaga's actions, with Mitsuhide being responsible for the more controversial ones. Unlike most Mitsuhide incarnations, he worships his lord (seeing Saburou as having saved him and the Oda clan from certain ruin), and has vowed to live only for him. Of course, the Honnoji Incident is still a few years in the future... Voiced here by Creator/YuukiKaji.

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* In ''Manga/NobunagaConcerto'' ''Anime/NobunagaConcerto'' he is in fact the real Oda Nobunaga, who, being sickly and breaking under all the pressure placed on him, escaped from his former life and gave up his name and title to Saburou (a high-school student who had just timeslipped into the Sengoku period, and happened to look exactly like Nobunaga). Later on he returns as Akechi Mitsuhide to help Saburou, and the two of them carry out the historical Oda Nobunaga's actions, with Mitsuhide being responsible for the more controversial ones. Unlike most Mitsuhide incarnations, he worships his lord (seeing Saburou as having saved him and the Oda clan from certain ruin), and has vowed to live only for him. Of course, the Honnoji Incident is still a few years in the future... Voiced here by Creator/YuukiKaji.


His actions has an effect towards his surviving family, his daughter Tama, where she became ostracized due to being considered the daughter of a traitor. She ended up taking a low profile, protected by her husband Hosokawa Tadaoki. Eventually she entered Christianity thanks to some contact and help from the Christian Samurai UsefulNotes/DomJustoTakayamaUkon and bore the name she's most famous for: Hosokawa Gracia. She rose to prominence later when during the onset of the Battle of Sekigahara, UsefulNotes/IshidaMitsunari took her and several nobles as hostages to coax people to sign up to the Western Army. Gracia wouldn't let that happen, however, according to many historians: normally she would commit {{seppuku}} for that, however, since Christianity forbid self-inflicted suicide, she used another option: telling her retainer Shousei Ogasawara that in any case she had to take her life, said retainer should be the one taking it. Thus said retainer did as she asked, later burning the house she resided and commiting {{seppuku}} too. Apparently, even if she's the daughter of Mitsuhide the traitor, her death caused enough uproar that Mitsunari quickly lost popularity and Tadaoki, enraged at this, ended up signing for the Eastern Army under UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu instead.

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His actions has had an effect towards his surviving family, his daughter Tama, where she became ostracized due to being considered the daughter of a traitor. She ended up taking a low profile, protected by her husband Hosokawa Tadaoki. Eventually she entered Christianity thanks to some contact and help from the Christian Samurai UsefulNotes/DomJustoTakayamaUkon and bore the name she's most famous for: Hosokawa Gracia. She rose to prominence later when during the onset of the Battle of Sekigahara, UsefulNotes/IshidaMitsunari took her and several nobles as hostages to coax people to sign up to the Western Army. Gracia wouldn't let that happen, however, according to many historians: normally she would commit {{seppuku}} for that, however, since Christianity forbid self-inflicted suicide, she used another option: telling her retainer Shousei Ogasawara that in any case she had to take her life, said retainer should be the one taking it. Thus said retainer did as she asked, later burning the house she resided and commiting {{seppuku}} too. Apparently, even if she's the daughter of Mitsuhide the traitor, her death caused enough uproar that Mitsunari quickly lost popularity and Tadaoki, enraged at this, ended up signing for the Eastern Army under UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu instead.


* Mitsuhide made his first appearance in Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} via ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' in the third GUDAGUDA event. He's not a summonable Servant, but he served as the BigBad of the event and has the powers of a Caster. Unlike Nobunaga, Mitsuhide didn't get the GenderFlip treatment the Fate series is notorious for. In this version, the reason he betrayed Nobunaga was because he was in love with her and got angry that she chose Hideyoshi to be her NumberTwo instead. He decided [[IfICantHaveYou if he couldn't be Nobunaga's partner, no one could]].

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* Mitsuhide made his first appearance in Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} via ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' in the third GUDAGUDA event. He's not a summonable Servant, but he served as the BigBad of the event and has the powers of a Caster. Unlike Nobunaga, Mitsuhide didn't get the GenderFlip treatment the Fate series is notorious for. In this version, the reason he betrayed Nobunaga was because he was in love with her and got angry that she chose Hideyoshi to be her NumberTwo instead. He decided [[IfICantHaveYou if he couldn't be Nobunaga's partner, no one could]]. Also notably, the Sengoku Period shenanigans within the Nasuverse is contained via the wacky and humorous GUDAGUDA series. Mitsuhide is part of them, but when he takes the center of the conflict, [[KnightOfCerebus the mini-series took a darker and serious turn, only to resume back to being wacky once he's out of the picture.]]


* Creator/{{Capcom}} did also give him a better role in ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} 3'', where he gets a cameo (and despite being voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto [[PlayingAgainstType of all people]]). He becomes playable in one of the games too.

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* Creator/{{Capcom}} did also give him a better role in ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} 3'', ''VideoGame/Onimusha3DemonSiege'', where he gets a cameo (and despite being voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto [[PlayingAgainstType of all people]]). He becomes playable in one of the games too.


* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series opted for the "hero" Mitsuhide, who can be seen as a WellIntentionedExtremist who eventually becomes disgusted by Nobunaga's behaviour and decides to finish him off. He wields a more traditional katana-with-sheath for his weapon, and eventually his daughter, just simply named Gracia and not touching her Christian historical tale (except her outlandish outfit as the closest reference), is included in the game and makes him a dad while still looking really pretty. Also notably in the third game, Mitsuhide's scenario follows the myth where he survived Yamazaki (after being given TheReasonYouSuckSpeech by Hideyoshi in that game), went into hiding and eventually resurfacing on Ieyasu's side at Sekigahara as Nankobo Tenkai (but they still call him Mitsuhide anyway)

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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series opted for the "hero" Mitsuhide, who can be seen as a WellIntentionedExtremist who eventually becomes disgusted by Nobunaga's behaviour and decides to finish him off. He wields a more traditional katana-with-sheath for his weapon, and eventually his daughter, just simply named Gracia and not touching her Christian historical tale (except her outlandish outfit as the closest reference), is included in the game and makes him a dad while still looking really pretty. Also notably in the third game, Mitsuhide's scenario follows the myth where he survived Yamazaki (after being given TheReasonYouSuckSpeech by Hideyoshi in that game), went into hiding and eventually resurfacing on Ieyasu's side at Sekigahara as Nankobo Tenkai (but they still call him Mitsuhide anyway)anyway).


* Mitsuhide made his first appearance in Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} via ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' in the third GUDAGUDA event. He's not a summonable Servant, but he served as the BigBad of the event and has the powers of a Caster. Unlike Nobunaga, Mitsuhide didn't get the GenderFlip treatment the Fate series is notorious for. In this version, the reason he betrayed Nobunaga was because he was in love with her and got angry that she chose Hideyoshi to be his NumberTwo instead. He decided [[IfICantHaveYou if he couldn't be Nobunaga's partner, no one could]].

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* Mitsuhide made his first appearance in Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} via ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' in the third GUDAGUDA event. He's not a summonable Servant, but he served as the BigBad of the event and has the powers of a Caster. Unlike Nobunaga, Mitsuhide didn't get the GenderFlip treatment the Fate series is notorious for. In this version, the reason he betrayed Nobunaga was because he was in love with her and got angry that she chose Hideyoshi to be his her NumberTwo instead. He decided [[IfICantHaveYou if he couldn't be Nobunaga's partner, no one could]].


Mitsuhide tried to appeal to the other lords, but no clans would support him, either because they didn't trust him, or because they saw more potential in the other contenders for Nobunaga's legacy (Nobunaga's son Nobutaka, Hashiba Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu). Not even the Hosokawa clan, who were linked to him through marriage with his daughter, Tama, (later known as Gracia), would lend assistance.

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Mitsuhide tried to appeal to the other lords, but no clans would support him, either because they didn't trust him, or because they saw more potential in the other contenders for Nobunaga's legacy (Nobunaga's son Nobutaka, Hashiba Hideyoshi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu). Not even the Hosokawa clan, who were linked to him through marriage with his daughter, Tama, (later known as Gracia), would lend assistance.


* A {{gender flip}}ped {{meganekko}} version of Mitsuhide appears in ''Anime/SengokuOtome''. She's loyal to Nobunaga to the point of lovesickness, and is willing to partake in shady operations to ensure success. She's also not very fond of Hideyoshi.
** She crosses into full {{Yandere}} territory when she [[spoiler: torches Honnou Temple with Nobunaga passed out drunk inside, then goes into the huge fire after her so they can "always be together." They both survive.]]

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* A {{gender flip}}ped {{meganekko}} version of Mitsuhide appears in ''Anime/SengokuOtome''. She's loyal to Nobunaga to the point of lovesickness, and is willing to partake in shady operations to ensure success. She's also not very fond of Hideyoshi.
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Hideyoshi. She crosses into full {{Yandere}} territory when she [[spoiler: torches Honnou Temple with Nobunaga passed out drunk inside, then goes into the huge fire after her so they can "always be together." They both survive.]]



* Mitsuhide made his first appearance in Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} via ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' in the third GUDAGUDA event. He's not a summonable Servant, but he served as the BigBad of the event. Unlike Nobunaga, Mitsuhide didn't get the GenderFlip treatment the Fate series is notorious for.

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* Mitsuhide made his first appearance in Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} via ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' in the third GUDAGUDA event. He's not a summonable Servant, but he served as the BigBad of the event.event and has the powers of a Caster. Unlike Nobunaga, Mitsuhide didn't get the GenderFlip treatment the Fate series is notorious for. In this version, the reason he betrayed Nobunaga was because he was in love with her and got angry that she chose Hideyoshi to be his NumberTwo instead. He decided [[IfICantHaveYou if he couldn't be Nobunaga's partner, no one could]].

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* Mitsuhide made his first appearance in Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} via ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' in the third GUDAGUDA event. He's not a summonable Servant, but he served as the BigBad of the event. Unlike Nobunaga, Mitsuhide didn't get the GenderFlip treatment the Fate series is notorious for.

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* The setting of ''VideoGame/AkaSeka'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture being what it is]], a NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed version appears. Different from most iterations, this Mitsuhide was formerly Oda Nobunaga's enemy and is currently a subordinate whose devotion to Nobunaga rivals that of Mori Ranmaru. Since this game at once runs on ComicBookTime, StatusQuoIsGod and NobodyCanDie, he is likely not going to show any sign of betraying Nobunaga soon. He is voiced by Creator/KazuyukiOkitsu.


* In ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', Mitsuhide is actually not the one who attempted to assassinate Nobunaga at Honno-ji due to either [[ForWantOfANail the butterfly effect]] of the time-traveling main character and Sasuke altering history or them being sent to [[AlternateHistory a historical timeline different from their original one]], but is still a shifty, [[PsychoticSmirk perpetually-smirking]] ManipulativeBastard suspected in several game routes of plotting with Nobunaga's enemies to backstab him. [[spoiler:However, he never truly betrays Nobunaga with every case of him appearing to have betrayed him turning out to be him being a FakeDefector who only pretended he was on the enemies' side to get more information on them or lure them into a trap, making it possible for him and Nobunaga to be both portrayed sympathetically enough to be viable love interests for the main character]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', Mitsuhide is actually not the one who attempted to assassinate Nobunaga at Honno-ji due to either [[ForWantOfANail the butterfly effect]] of the time-traveling main character and Sasuke altering history or them being sent to [[AlternateHistory a historical timeline different from their original one]], but is still a shifty, [[PsychoticSmirk perpetually-smirking]] ManipulativeBastard schemer suspected in several game routes of plotting with Nobunaga's enemies to backstab him. [[spoiler:However, he never truly betrays Nobunaga with every case of him appearing to have betrayed him turning out to be him being a FakeDefector who only pretended he was on the enemies' side to get more information on them or lure them into a trap, making it possible for him and Nobunaga to be both portrayed sympathetically enough to be viable love interests for the main character]].


* Starring in his own short-lived manga, ''Sengoku Armors'', which takes place 10 years after Oda Nobunaga's death where Mitsuhide resurfaces in order to protect Nobunaga's daughter from the evil clutches of ToyotomiHideyoshi.

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* Starring in his own short-lived manga, ''Sengoku Armors'', which takes place 10 years after Oda Nobunaga's death where Mitsuhide resurfaces in order to protect Nobunaga's daughter from the evil clutches of ToyotomiHideyoshi.
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* In ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', Mitsuhide is actually not the one who attempted to assassinate Nobunaga at Honno-ji due to either [[ForWantOfANail the butterfly effect]] of the time-traveling main character and Sasuke altering history or them being sent to [[AlternateHistory a historical timeline different from their original one]], but is still a shifty, [[PsychoticSmirk perpetually-smirking]] ManipulativeBastard suspected in several game routes of plotting with Nobunaga's enemies to backstab him. [[spoiler:However, he never truly betrays Nobunaga with every case of him appearing to have betrayed him turning out to be him being a FakeDefector who only pretended he was on the enemies' side to get more information on them or lure them into a trap, making him a rare portrayal of this historical figure who's completely free of the "traitor" label for better or for worse]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', Mitsuhide is actually not the one who attempted to assassinate Nobunaga at Honno-ji due to either [[ForWantOfANail the butterfly effect]] of the time-traveling main character and Sasuke altering history or them being sent to [[AlternateHistory a historical timeline different from their original one]], but is still a shifty, [[PsychoticSmirk perpetually-smirking]] ManipulativeBastard suspected in several game routes of plotting with Nobunaga's enemies to backstab him. [[spoiler:However, he never truly betrays Nobunaga with every case of him appearing to have betrayed him turning out to be him being a FakeDefector who only pretended he was on the enemies' side to get more information on them or lure them into a trap, making it possible for him a rare portrayal of this historical figure who's completely free of and Nobunaga to be both portrayed sympathetically enough to be viable love interests for the "traitor" label for better or for worse]].main character]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', Mitsuhide is actually not the one who attempted to assassinate Nobunaga at Honno-ji due to either [[ForWantOfANail the butterfly effect]] of the time-traveling main character and Sasuke altering history or them being sent to [[AlternateHistory a historical timeline different from their original one]], but is still a shifty, [[PsychoticSmirk perpetually-smirking]] ManipulativeBastard suspected in several game routes of plotting with Nobunaga's enemies to backstab him. [[spoiler:However, he never truly betrays Nobunaga with every case of him appearing to have betrayed him turning out to be him being a FakeDefector who only pretended he was on the enemies' side to get more information on them or lure them into a trap, making him a rare portrayal of this historical figure who's completely free of the "traitor" label for better or for worse]].


To at least solidify his rule, Mitsuhide resorted to drastic and ruthless thing, hunting down any descendants of Nobunaga and killing them, and in addition almost ended the life of UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu, one of Nobunaga's staunchest ally, when he was isolated far from his home. Unfortunately for Mitsuhide, Ieyasu had UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo in his entourage and they slipped Mitsuhide's attention by sneaking through the Iga province with Hanzo's guidance.

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To at least solidify his rule, Mitsuhide resorted to drastic and ruthless thing, hunting down any descendants of Nobunaga and killing them, and in addition almost ended the life of UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu, one of Nobunaga's staunchest ally, allies, when he was isolated far from his home. Unfortunately for Mitsuhide, Ieyasu had UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo in his entourage and they slipped Mitsuhide's attention by sneaking through the Iga province with Hanzo's guidance.

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