Follow TV Tropes

Following

History UsefulNotes / MinamotoNoYoshitsune

Go To



* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru, is summoned as her teenage self and received a HistoricalGenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty. She can also be summoned as an Assassin-class Servant. This version draws on her childhood training with the Tengu. Later, a version of her with an adult body appears as an Avenger-class Servant, but it turns out she is actually being possessed by her enemy, Taira no Kagekiyo, due to their mutual hatred of Yoritomo.

to:

* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru, is summoned as her teenage self and received a HistoricalGenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty. She can also be summoned as an Assassin-class Servant. This version draws on her childhood training with the Tengu.Tengu (there named 'Kiichi Hogen' and eventually became summonable too). Later, a version of her with an adult body appears as an Avenger-class Servant, but it turns out she is actually being possessed by her enemy, Taira no Kagekiyo, due to their mutual hatred of Yoritomo.

Added DiffLines:

[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/800px_yoshitsune_with_benkei.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:18th Century portrait of Yoshitsune (standing up)]]


There were other rumors that Yoshitsune didn't actually die, but fled somewhere else and took another identity. Tales of Yoshitsune's bravery and tragic end continued to permeate the stories of Japan, turning Yoshitsune into one of the nation's most famous and romanticized {{Samurai}}.

to:

There were other rumors that Yoshitsune didn't actually die, but fled somewhere else and took another identity.identity either to Hokkaido becoming Oinakamui or to mainland Asia becoming UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan. Tales of Yoshitsune's bravery and tragic end continued to permeate the stories of Japan, turning Yoshitsune into one of the nation's most famous and romanticized {{Samurai}}.


* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru, is summoned as her teenage self and received a HistoricalGenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty. She can also be summoned as an Assassin-class Servant. This version draws on her childhood training with the Tengu. Later, a version of her with an adult body appears as an Avenger-class Servant, but it turns out she is actually being possessed by her enemy, Taira no Kagekiyo.

to:

* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru, is summoned as her teenage self and received a HistoricalGenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty. She can also be summoned as an Assassin-class Servant. This version draws on her childhood training with the Tengu. Later, a version of her with an adult body appears as an Avenger-class Servant, but it turns out she is actually being possessed by her enemy, Taira no Kagekiyo.Kagekiyo, due to their mutual hatred of Yoritomo.


* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru, is summoned as her teenage self and received a GenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty. She can also be summoned as an Assassin-class Servant. This version draws on her childhood training with the Tengu.

to:

* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru, is summoned as her teenage self and received a GenderFlip.HistoricalGenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty. She can also be summoned as an Assassin-class Servant. This version draws on her childhood training with the Tengu. Later, a version of her with an adult body appears as an Avenger-class Servant, but it turns out she is actually being possessed by her enemy, Taira no Kagekiyo.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Nioh}}'', a bonus mission from the DLC ''Dragon of the North'' had William visit the grave of Yoshitsune where many of his regrets lingered and turned him into a revenant. After dispatching some Youkai, the revenant of Yoshitsune, armed with dual swords, will attack William accompanied with the revenant of Benkei, armed with odachi.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/{{Nioh}}'', a bonus mission from the DLC ''Dragon of the North'' had William visit the grave of Yoshitsune where many of his regrets lingered and turned him into a revenant. After dispatching some Youkai, the revenant of Yoshitsune, armed with dual swords, will attack William accompanied with the revenant of Benkei, armed with odachi. He then became the focus of [[VideoGame/{{Nioh 2}} the second game's DLC]], Tengu's Disciple.


* Yoshitsune is one of the more constant demons summonable in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' or the sub-franchise ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona''. In the latter, he's notorious as one of the high level Personas that is never a personal Persona of a character, but considered an extreme game-breaker thanks to his skill Hassou Tobi, based on his famous 'eight boat leap'.

to:

* Yoshitsune is one of the more constant demons summonable in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' or the sub-franchise ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona''.''Franchise/{{Persona}}''. In the latter, he's notorious as one of the high level Personas that is never a personal Persona of a character, but considered an extreme game-breaker thanks to his skill Hassou Tobi, based on his famous 'eight boat leap'.


* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru and received a GenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty.

to:

* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru Ushiwakamaru, is summoned as her teenage self and received a GenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty. She can also be summoned as an Assassin-class Servant. This version draws on her childhood training with the Tengu.
* ''LightNovel/FateRequiem'': Called Minamoto Kurou Yoshitsune, she is summoned as her adult self. While she is very cold in battle, outside of it, she generally acts like her younger self.


* In the 2019 installment of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', while Yoshitsune didn't appear, his chief concubine Shizuka Gozen ''does'' appear, as the FinalBoss of the game, turned into a revenant due to a magic at work barring her from entering the afterlife and becoming possessed by an evil entity. Her links with Yoshitsune still existed via her WeaponOfChoice: A hatsune drum, said to be her memento for Yoshitsune after they were forcibly separated by Yoritomo's forces.

to:

* In the 2019 installment of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', while Yoshitsune didn't appear, his chief concubine Shizuka Gozen ''does'' appear, as the FinalBoss of the game, turned into a revenant due to a magic at work barring her from entering the afterlife and becoming possessed by an evil entity. Her links with Yoshitsune still existed via her WeaponOfChoice: A hatsune drum, said to be her memento for Yoshitsune after they were forcibly separated by Yoritomo's forces.forces.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Nioh}}'', a bonus mission from the DLC ''Dragon of the North'' had William visit the grave of Yoshitsune where many of his regrets lingered and turned him into a revenant. After dispatching some Youkai, the revenant of Yoshitsune, armed with dual swords, will attack William accompanied with the revenant of Benkei, armed with odachi.


* The ''VideoGame/{{Genji}}'' video game series featured Yoshitsune as its main hero, accompanied with Benkei. In the second game, he's also joined with his mistress Shizuka Gozen, and it somehow ended more happily (even if Benkei had to die), because Yoshitsune got to walk together in peace with Shizuka, there was no mention of his tragic betrayal by Yoritomo. He's a twin blade-using speedster who's big on combo attacks, as opposed to Benkei's MightyGlacier status.

to:

* The ''VideoGame/{{Genji}}'' video game series featured Yoshitsune as its main hero, accompanied with Benkei. In the second game, he's also joined with his mistress Shizuka Gozen, and it somehow ended more happily (even if Benkei had to die), because Yoshitsune got to walk together in peace with Shizuka, there was no mention of his tragic betrayal by Yoritomo. He's a twin blade-using speedster who's big on combo attacks, as opposed to Benkei's MightyGlacier status. Note: In his actual life, Yoshitsune has never encountered a GiantEnemyCrab, flipping it off ForMassiveDamage while using RealTimeWeaponChange, that was just the game's artistic liberty and [[MemeticMutation immortalized as a meme about him.]]


As Yoshitsune grew up, he heard about the exploits of his half brother Yoritomo. While Yoshitsune fled his home, Yoritomo was banished, but nevertheless he grew to become a famous and powerful man, reclaiming the position of the head of the Minamoto clan. Yoritomo made a call-to-arms to obey the request of Prince Morihito to defeat the Taira clan, an exploit that would be immortalized in the story ''Tales of UsefulNotes/{{Heike}}''. Despite never meeting his brother personally, Yoshitsune answered his call to arms, along with his other half brothers that he also never met. Along the way, Yoshitsune stumbled upon a certain warrior monk [[UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei Saito Musashibo Benkei]] and bested him in combat as opposed to getting his sword stolen for Benkei's 1000th's collected sword, and made Benkei his most loyal retainer.

to:

As Yoshitsune grew up, he heard about the exploits of his half brother Yoritomo. While Yoshitsune fled his home, Yoritomo was banished, but nevertheless he grew to become a famous and powerful man, reclaiming the position of the head of the Minamoto clan. Yoritomo made a call-to-arms to obey the request of Prince Morihito to defeat the Taira clan, an exploit that would be immortalized in ''[[Literature/TheTaleOfTheHeike The Tale of the story ''Tales of UsefulNotes/{{Heike}}''.Heike]]''. Despite never meeting his brother personally, Yoshitsune answered his call to arms, along with his other half brothers that he also never met. Along the way, Yoshitsune stumbled upon a certain warrior monk [[UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei Saito Musashibo Benkei]] and bested him in combat as opposed to getting his sword stolen for Benkei's 1000th's collected sword, and made Benkei his most loyal retainer.



* As noted, ''Tale of UsefulNotes/{{Heike}}'' chronicles Yoshitsune's actions and some of the legends permeated to him.

to:

* As noted, ''Tale ''[[Literature/TheTaleOfTheHeike The Tale of UsefulNotes/{{Heike}}'' the Heike]]'' chronicles Yoshitsune's actions and some of the legends permeated to him.


* A RevenantZombie of Yoshitsune (under the name of Ushiwakamaru) appears in ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' as a zombie summoned by Saishi and Saisei to fight Akira alongside Benkei. He's wrapped in cloths and extremely fast with a sword, but also has RedEyesTakeWarning.

to:

* A RevenantZombie of Yoshitsune (under the name of Ushiwakamaru) appears in ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' as a zombie summoned by Saishi and Saisei to fight Akira alongside Benkei. He's wrapped in cloths and extremely fast with a sword, but also has RedEyesTakeWarning.RedEyesTakeWarning.
* In the 2019 installment of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', while Yoshitsune didn't appear, his chief concubine Shizuka Gozen ''does'' appear, as the FinalBoss of the game, turned into a revenant due to a magic at work barring her from entering the afterlife and becoming possessed by an evil entity. Her links with Yoshitsune still existed via her WeaponOfChoice: A hatsune drum, said to be her memento for Yoshitsune after they were forcibly separated by Yoritomo's forces.


* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru and received a GenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty.

to:

* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru and received a GenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty.UndyingLoyalty.
* A RevenantZombie of Yoshitsune (under the name of Ushiwakamaru) appears in ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' as a zombie summoned by Saishi and Saisei to fight Akira alongside Benkei. He's wrapped in cloths and extremely fast with a sword, but also has RedEyesTakeWarning.

Added DiffLines:

* In the ''Creator/KentaroMiura'' manga "Oh Roh Den", Minamoto no Yoshitsune appears in Mongolia, with his trusted Benkei, and has become UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, aiming to create a huge empire on the continent. Unlike most depictions of him, he's a muscular giant of a man with a mane of wild hair and uses a giant katana.


* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru and received a GenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty.

to:

* Yoshitsune is a Rider-class Servant in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' using the childhood name Ushiwakamaru and received a GenderFlip. She is portrayed as a fearless general that could seep into being AxCrazy, but overall she is an earnest general that loves nothing more than [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead a headpat]] and shows utmost adoration to her brother Yoritomo despite his betrayal. Her Noble Phantasm is a re-enactment of the 'eight boat leap', titled "Dan-no-Ura Hassou Tobi", which takes cue from the scenario that Yoshitsune jumped through boats to kill the enemy. She officially appears in the Babylonia Singularity, and ended up corrupted by Tiamat, where she ended up showing extreme viciousness towards mankind, mostly rooted from her hidden bitterness that the brother she adored would still betray her after her UndyingLoyalty.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 16

Top