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* ActionGirl: Hibana. She actually has a few fans who've never played the game, owing largely to her [[http://download.gamespotcdn.net/d4/user_images/96/playstation2nightshade13.jpg striking visual design.]]

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* ActionGirl: Hibana. She actually has a few fans who've never played the game, owing largely to her [[http://download.gamespotcdn.net/d4/user_images/96/playstation2nightshade13.jpg [[http://superkage.deviantart.com/art/Hibana-The-Nightshade-Kunoichi-Render-479515564 striking visual design.]]

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* CompressedHair: Hibana has long hair and keeps it underneath a skin-tight helmet.


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* MultiMeleeMaster: Hibana has dual short blades and singular long blade.


* ThirdPersonSeductress: Hibana.

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* ThirdPersonSeductress: Hibana.CatchPhrase: "Today's just isn't my day" for Hibana.
* TheCameo: Hotsuma, Moritsune, Kagari, and Hiruko appear in the intro in flashbacks. [[spoiler:Hostuma himself is an unlockable character.]]


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* ParasolOfPain: Hisui wields one in combat.


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* ThirdPersonSeductress: Hibana.


''Nightshade'', also known as ''Kunoichi'' in Japan, is a 2003 game for the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}. It's a sequel to the previous year's ''Shinobi'', a 3D installment in Creator/{{Sega}}'s [[{{Shinobi}} ninja franchise]], and plays in a similar way.

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''Nightshade'', also known as ''Kunoichi'' in Japan, is a 2003 game for the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}. It's a sequel to the previous year's ''Shinobi'', a 3D installment in Creator/{{Sega}}'s [[{{Shinobi}} [[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} ninja franchise]], and plays in a similar way.


''Nightshade'', also known as ''Kunoichi'' in Japan, is a 2003 game for the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}. It's a sequel to the previous year's ''Shinobi'', a 3D installment in {{Sega}}'s [[{{Shinobi}} ninja franchise]], and plays in a similar way.

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''Nightshade'', also known as ''Kunoichi'' in Japan, is a 2003 game for the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}. It's a sequel to the previous year's ''Shinobi'', a 3D installment in {{Sega}}'s Creator/{{Sega}}'s [[{{Shinobi}} ninja franchise]], and plays in a similar way.


* AtsukoTanaka: Hibana's Japanese voice actress.

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* AmenBreak: Several tracks have sampled the Amen Break.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haKyGUJwVBs "Jade Water"]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx7XpTxDKoU "Sensei"]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b-vA1FTX3w "Jimushi"]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3xtylBcyS0 "Monochrome Arch"]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wve9N4wKi7 "Iron Shogun"]]

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12 years later, Hibana reappeared as a solo unit in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone2''.


''Nightshade'', also known as ''Kunoichi'' in Japan, is a 2003 game for the {{PlayStation 2}}. It's a sequel to the previous year's ''Shinobi'', a 3D installment in {{Sega}}'s [[{{Shinobi}} ninja franchise]], and plays in a similar way.

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''Nightshade'', also known as ''Kunoichi'' in Japan, is a 2003 game for the {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}. It's a sequel to the previous year's ''Shinobi'', a 3D installment in {{Sega}}'s [[{{Shinobi}} ninja franchise]], and plays in a similar way.



* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Like many PlayStation2 era female characters, Hibana has a couple of risque outfits you can unlock after completing the game.

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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Like many PlayStation2 [=PlayStation=] 2 era female characters, Hibana has a couple of risque outfits you can unlock after completing the game.

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* DuelingGames: Came out a month before the ''NinjaGaiden'' {{Revival}} and was promptly forgotten after the latter game's release.

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* DuelingGames: Came out a month before the ''NinjaGaiden'' ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' {{Revival}} and was promptly forgotten after the latter game's release.


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Hibana strongly resembles actress Chiaki Kuriyama, a move likely inspired by the fact that ''KillBill'' ''Vol. 1'' was the hottest action movie on Earth at the time of the game's development (and her rival Hisui vaguely resembles fellow ''Film/BattleRoyale'' co-star Kou Shibasaki, who was the first choice to portray Kuriyama's character, Gogo Yubari.)

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Hibana strongly resembles actress Chiaki Kuriyama, a move likely inspired by the fact that ''KillBill'' ''Film/KillBill'' ''Vol. 1'' was the hottest action movie on Earth at the time of the game's development (and her rival Hisui vaguely resembles fellow ''Film/BattleRoyale'' co-star Kou Shibasaki, who was the first choice to portray Kuriyama's character, Gogo Yubari.)

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* AtsukoTanaka: Hibana's Japanese voice actress.


* ActionGirl: Hibana. She actually has a few fans who've never played the game, owing largely to her [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/444/hibana02hres2iw.jpg/ striking visual design.]]

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* ActionGirl: Hibana. She actually has a few fans who've never played the game, owing largely to her [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/444/hibana02hres2iw.jpg/ [[http://download.gamespotcdn.net/d4/user_images/96/playstation2nightshade13.jpg striking visual design.]]

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