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Debuted in Warriors Orochi

    Orochi 
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Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Gideon Emery (English)

Orochi, The Serpent King (or actually just the "Demon King" in the Asian scripts) and the Main Antagonist of the Crossover series.


  • Alternate Character Reading: Note that in the Asian versions, his name isn't actually read as Orochi as in 大蛇 (lit. Great Serpent/Snake), but instead is rendered as 遠呂智 (lit. Distant Spine Wisdom) to imply a different character somewhat altogether (especially since the Japanese version just calls him a Maou/Demon King instead of calling him a snake).
  • Animal Motif: The serpent, of course. If you look carefully, you can see the eight heads hidden all over his armor. It's blatant in his localized title of Serpent King.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The original moveset for original Orochi in the first two games. Almost all of his moves are non-elemental, deal weak damage, have awkward coverage, and have a lot of windup without invincibility frames, since the PC doesn't have a boss's boosted combat resistance. The only thing that saves him to create the Purposely Overpowered character that he is intended to be is his C1-1.
  • Back from the Dead: The second game deals with his resurrection as Orochi X. It also appears to be the case in the third with the Hydra's appearance, but it's subverted as the Hydra itself is nothing more than Orochi's raw power given form and without Orochi's soul to guide it. It's later revealed that Orochi's soul was reincarnated as Shuten Doji.
    • Orochi comes back for real in the fourth game as both his normal self and as Orochi X. Both Orochi end up fighting with the former winning, but is himself later sealed away once more by Fu Xi and Susanoo.
  • Bad Boss: In the second game, he decapitated Diamondback for the latter's cowardice in the midst of battle. Diamondback's (now renamed Mizuchi) musou attack in 4 even features him being struck by an uncaring Orochi as the latter appears behind him in order to attack the enemy.
  • Belated Backstory: His origin is finally revealed in Ultimate. He was once the great celestial general, Yinglong, who rebelled against his master only because he believed that the Emperor was enslaving demons with a magical mirror and using them for nefarious purposes. Unfortunately, shattering the mirror in the name of giving them free will corrupted him into Orochi.
  • Big Bad: For the first game as it's his will that drives the main plot. After his initial defeat, later games instead feature him in a reduced role as other antagonists like Da Ji and Kiyomori Taira take the spotlight with Orochi himself being more of a Greater-Scope Villain.
  • Bishōnen Line: He looks more like a starkly-handsome guy than an eight-headed dragon. And Orochi X looks even more human.
  • Blood Knight: Summons mighty warriors from all ages into a distorted world just to fight them. And should one prove strong enough, hopes to die by their hand.
  • Came Back Wrong: The Hydra in 3 is considered to be this by Orochi's allies as it lacks whatever intellect and charisma that the original Orochi had despite having his power.
  • Death Seeker: Keiji Maeda figures it out before anyone else, and he's really quite miffed at being brought back to life in the second game.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the fourth game. Although the consequences of his actions can still be felt, and the idea of his resurrection is enough to spur an Oh, Crap! from just about everyone, Orochi himself has little if nothing to do with the main plot of the game itself as the primary focus is on both Zeus and later Odin.
  • The Dreaded: Even after his death, Orochi's presence casts a wide enough shadow that the idea of him resurrecting is enough to spur people normally at odds with each other to ban together and stop him.
  • Empty Shell: The "cast-offs" that destroyed Hydra heads vomit up in 3. They disgust his old allies enough to pull a Heel–Face Turn and side with the heroes to defeat them.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: And echoes, too.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: in the fourth game, a really weird example of a villain having standards against himself. As a Death Seeker who desires nothing more than to be destroyed, the original Orochi nevertheless disapproves of his Shin counterpart's Omnicidal Maniac tendencies, saying that the humans do not deserve to be destroyed alongside himself.
  • Fallen Hero: He was once Yinglong, a mystic warrior who fought alongside Fu Xi and the others long ago until an ill-thought out decision led to him being corrupted and transformed into the Serpent King Orochi.
  • Go Out with a Smile: in Warriors Orochi 4, the original Orochi smiles upon being struck down by Susano'o and Fu Xi, content that his Death Seeker wishes are finally fulfilled.
  • Mighty Glacier: Is classified as a Power-type throughout the whole series, and thus also has Hyper Armor. On the other side, he's not very fast when moving or attacking.
  • One-Winged Angel: In 2 he manifests as Orochi X, a stronger version of his regular self after being brought back to life. The Hydra in 3 also semi-counts as it's a manifestation of Orochi's raw power without his soul to guide it.
  • Purposely Overpowered: Usually the final character to be unlocked and is generally one of the more powerful characters.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was imprisoned in Wuhang Mountains before Da Ji freed him, in an unlockable stage in 3.
  • Sinister Scythe: His weapon, which also falls into BFS and Serrated Blade of Pain at higher levels.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Receives one in the second game, another remix in the third, and a third one in the fourth.
  • Tragic Villain: Despite his bearing, it's made evident that Orochi seeks for someone to defeat him so that he can be put to rest as both Keiji and Nuwa speculate. After the reveal of his origin as Yinglong, it could be said that Orochi being a Death Seeker is what remains of the once noble warrior after his corruption.
  • Villain Protagonist: His faction's story mode in 2 has him be the protagonist as the plot itself serves as a prequel to the events of the first game and shows how Orochi rose to power.
  • Villainous Rescue: Pulls this off against himself. When a magic-fueled, Nigh Invulnerable Orochi X corner Tadakatsu and Ina, the original Orochi appears and stalls his Shin counterpart while the Coalition fights to defeat the sorcerers responsible for said magic in the first place.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In his Orochi X, he bares many parts of his torso. Since his skin blends in with the armor, it's not noticeable at first glance.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His Orochi X form has white hair, but is still an evil demon bent on destroying humanity.
  • Worthy Opponent: He summoned warriors from all over the ages to find one.
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    Da Ji 
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Japanese spelling: Dakki
Voiced by: Mami Kingetsu (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

A famous Fox Demoness and Enchantress from Chinese legends. Serves as Orochi's strategist and second-in-command.


  • Absolute Cleavage: The dress she wears is cut in the front, causing this.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Despite being a villain, she is just a deceptive Smug Snake and has some redeeming qualities such as her concern for Himiko. The historical Da Ji, as described by Chinese biographer Liu Xiang, was a deceptive, sadistic, bloodthirsty psychopath.
  • Animal Motif: Fox, obviously. The paws are a dead giveaway, and her outfit has many "tails" of streaming cloth.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Himiko, for unexplained reasons. This is one of the few positive traits Da Ji possesses.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has puple hair and Purple Eyes
  • Cute Monster Girl: Being a fox powerful enough to take on human form. Following the myth, that form is naturally an (mostly) attractive woman.
  • Dance Battler: Her attacks are performed by bashing a pair of levitating orbs onto people while doing ballet.
  • Dual Wielding Weaponized Balls: Wields a pair of levitating spheres as a Weapon of Choice which she controls as a Flying Weapon with ballet.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • In the third game, she works with the Resistance to take down the Hydra, which she doesn't acknowledge as the true Orochi. Of course, she's originally just using it as an opportunity to go back in time and try and revive the real Orochi. When doing so ends up creating Hydra in the first place, Da Ji teams up with them for real.
    • Near the end of the fourth game, she and the rest of the demon join forces with the coalition after the demise of both Orochi and Orochi X. While she knew about Odin's endgame and stick around on his side, she only switch sides because Orochi's gone and she doesn't want Odin to wipe everybody out of existance because it's boring.
  • Evil Feels Good: Her reason for pretty much everything she does, on some level. That said, her relationship with Himiko and her grief when Orochi turns out to be truly dead manage to pull her away from being The Sociopath.
  • Fantastic Foxes: Generally follows the more malignant examples of this trope, focusing on her cruelty and hedonism rather than wisdom and divinity. The sensual aspects are mostly intact, mind.
  • Fragile Speedster: Changes to a Speed-type in 3.
  • The Hedonist: All she wants is to have fun, and her idea of fun consists mainly of hearing people scream and seeing them suffer. Historically, she is the one who invented the idea of a "Paradise on Earth (酒池肉林)" that Dong Zhuo constantly pursued, which oddly enough doesn't get much reference in-game.
  • The Heavy: In the first game. Orochi is the Big Bad and Final Boss, but he doesn't appear until the last stages, leaving Da Ji to be the recurring threat.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Is a Technique-type in the first two/three games.
  • Karma Houdini: The coalition defeats her in the first game. But she gets away with it by teaming up with Kiyomori to resurrect Orochi. In the third game, she teams up with the coalition to destroy Hydra because she considers it as an empty shell to the real one. But she screws up by taking advantage of Orochi's body which turned into Hydra in the first place and to make up for her mistake, she's very serious of taking down Orochi X. In Ultimate, she becomes the Coalition's enemy again by aiding Tamamo and unlike Tamamo who gets sealed in the mirror, Da Ji doesn't receive any comeuppance and prefers doing evil things because she enjoys it. In the fourth game, she teams up with Odin to resurrect her master again and only switches sides after the original Orochi is gone. She even gloats that she would still bring Orochi back despite that the man himself wants to be put to rest. Even in the end, she's never punished for her actions.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Loves to pull strings behind people's backs. In the first game, she uses "hostages" to force cooperation from the various nations Orochi conquers, and in the third she manipulates the Resistance's time travel to try to bring her master Back from the Dead.
  • Mistress of Illusion: Adapted at conjuring harmful illusions, with a preference for the Shapeshifter Guilt Trip.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit is much more revealing than even the general Warriors cast, her fighting style it literally playing with balls, and she has a tramp stamp just above her crotch.
  • Pet the Dog: Genuinely likes and cares for Himiko, and (partially) freed Orochi out of genuine sympathy for his eternal misery and suffering. Her persistent attempts to bring him back also reflect something close to friendship.
  • Red Right Hand: Her feet are actually paws, fitting the legend that a kitsune cannot completely conceal her foxy nature.
  • Sideboob: As part of her Stripperriffic attire.
  • Smug Snake: Loves to gloat on her enemies even when running away from them after being defeated in several battles.
  • Teeth Clenched Team Work: With Kiyomori in the second and third games. Just listen to their first camp conversation.
  • The Strategist: Fashions herself as this to Orochi, who find her antics amusing and has the raw power to break all resistance before him if they gum up.
  • Stripperriffic: Kunoichi lampshades it pretty well: "She's cruel, she's crafty, and she left the house this morning without any pants!"
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Her musou attack.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Orochi. After his defeat in the first game, she would do anything to bring him back. In the fourth game, she sides with Odin because his power would bring Orochi back and after Orochi's defeat, she and the demon army join the coalition because they don't really serve Odin.
  • The Vamp: One of her favorite tactics involves You Said You Would Let Them Go, but as noted above, she doesn't lie, just misleads. Most obvious in her Dream Stage where she manipulates Benkei into helping her fight The Coalition with a Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She tends to start losing her cool whenever her plans get thwarted.
  • Villains Never Lie: Da Ji never outright lies - she omits important parts of the truth a lot, and can be misleading, but she never says anything that's blatantly false. This may have something to do with how foxes in both Chinese and Japanese myths are unable to lie. That makes her skills as military strategist all the more impressive. Taigong Wang even states that she can't be trusted because she's not being ENTIRELY truthful, but at no point does he claim she's lying, just that she's keeping her own motives largely to herself.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.

Debuted in Warriors Orochi 2

    Taigong Wang 
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Japanese spelling: Taikou Bou
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Michael Sinterniklaas (English; uncredited)

Legendary Chinese strategist who was popularized in folklore. Eventually serves as the chief strategist for Shu, and plays an important role in the third game.


  • Big Good: Normally plays this role once he appears, particularly given his alignment with the "benevolent" kingdom of Shu.
  • Bishōnen/Historical Beauty Update: He's usually depicted in other works as an elderly man. Here, he's the youngest-looking mystic who isn't a full-on child.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: He always seems to express actual surprise when something actually baffles him, and often gives a good majority of his blunt opinion towards things. The former happens notably if you beat him in Ultimate's Gauntlet Mode and if the character(s) you use have a high bond with him.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Wields a fishing rod as Weapon of Choice. Although this is justified, as it is a reference to the myth about him fish with a fishing rod with a needle for the hook. Furthermore, the name for one of his weapon variant hints that it's the Divine Whip he wields in folk legends, and he also uses it to pull spheres out of the ground.
  • Confusion Fu: Changes to a Wonder-type in 3.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being one of the leaders for the coalition in the second and third games, his role is reduced in the fourth game. He first shows up in the middle of chapter four and only provides a short Info Dump on the Olympians.
  • Dragons Up the Yin Yang: His special attacks leave yin-yang symbols on the ground whenever he smashes his lure (save for during his True Musou), which leads into a Yin-Yang Bomb which is a much more literal example that subverts the implication of a light-and-darkness combo; said symbols can be detonated by his R1 Type Action in both the second and third installments. Due to the removal of R1 Type Actions in the fourth game however, he now has to use his C1 and/or his jumping charge (his only two non-bomb symbol-based charge attacks in his standard moveset) in order to detonate the bombs. His midair R1 in 3 Ultimate and unique God Spell in 4 also makes him plant an array of them at once.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his supposed arrogance and lack of understanding mortals, he's willing to help them out regardless. He also finds evil to be "a disease that must be eradicated".
  • Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Is a Technique-type in 2 and Z.
  • Medium Awareness: Played with. Near the conclusion of both 2 and 3, he would comments something along the line of "this story is closing to an end". Whether he's just speaking metaphorically, or otherwise, is up to the player's interpretation.
  • Mythology Gag: His fourth weapon in Japanese is actually named the "Raikouben" (or "Leigongbian" in Chinese reading; lit. Thunder Duke Whip), the exact same name as a weapon used by someone else in the manga adaptation of Taigong Wang's folklore story, Fengshen Yanyi (which naturally, converts everything into Japanese on'yomi and has its own portrayal of Taigong Wang/Taikou Bou).
  • Mystical White Hair: Being an immortal being, and perhaps a throwback to his usual depiction as elderly.
  • Physical God: Averted, actually. Like most Mystics, he's a religious figure in Chinese lore, but in-game he can still be beaten up by plain old humans without much effort.
  • The Rival: To Da Ji, being both arrogant strategists of their respective factions, only Taigong Wang's a lot more willing to quell chaos than to do things out of boredom.
  • Ship Tease: Has a lot with Kaguya, with her hero-worshipping his genius and him admiring her grace and beauty.
  • Shock and Awe: His weapons have a lightning and thunder motif.
  • Smug Super: Frequently boasts about his great genius and magnificent prowess, and his quote upon defeating an officer is "Victory, as usual." Although the facts probably aren't too far-stretched, either, since he is a Mystic after all.
  • The Strategist: He serves the role for the Shu-aligned armies in the second game, and for most of the early Resistance in the third.

    Fu Xi 
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Japanese spelling: Fukki
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese), David Lodge (English)

The mythical emperor of humankind from Chinese mythologies. Begins to guide Sakon Shima to unite the Samurai faction in the second game.

Originally playable as an extra in the past Dynasty Warriors games (along with his moveset being available for character edit), he's reworked into being a new character for this series as of the second game.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is said to be the mythical emperor of humankind, and is also a badass who can smash people around with his giant sword.
  • BFS: His Weapon of Choice
  • Big Brother Instinct: In Chinese mythology, he and Nuwa are twins so it's expected that if someone tries to flirt with her (Magoichi and Guo Jia) or tries to abduct her (Dong Zhuo and Zhong Hui), Fu Xi would do anything to protect or rescue her.
  • Bling of War: His armor is pretty impressive in its filigree.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Relishes a good fight when it presents itself, though he's not as passionate and unreasonable as the standard example. He's also a Power-type character in the original series.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: With Nuwa, though, unlike in Strikeforce, it's somewhat ambiguous. Nuwa even in a conversation in 3 scoffs at the idea herself.
  • Cool Helmet: Never takes it off (except for one alternative costume).
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Then comes 3, where he's oddly reworked into being a Technique-type instead.
  • Large Ham: If anything, his laugh is extremely hammy.
  • Physical God: He is the God-Emperor of mankind in Chinese mythology.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: At least compared with Nuwa and Taigong Wang in the second game, where he is initially the most open-minded about putting faith in humanity.
  • Stealth Mentor: Manages to motivate Sakon Shima into leading the Samurai faction to victory in the second game, but does so in a fairly hands-off way.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works/Sword Plant: More like slamming it into the ground. Fu Xi's new R1 Type Action in 3 as a Technique-type involves him levitating it in front of himself and smash-planting it blade-first into the ground.
  • We Used to Be Friends: In Ultimate, he has a history with Orochi because the latter was actually his best friend, Yinglong, who became corrupted and turned into Orochi. This explains Fu Xi's reason of aiding the humans to defeat Orochi so that he can put his former friend into rest.

    Nuwa 
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Japanese spelling: Joka
Voiced by: Yuki Makishima (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)

The mythical empress of humankind from Chinese mythologies, who sides with Wei in the second game to make war on a resurgent Orochi army.

Originally playable as an extra in the past Dynasty Warriors games (along with her moveset being available for character edit), she's reworked into being a new character for this series as of the second game.


  • Angelic Beauty: Being aligned with both celestial power and legendary beauty.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Like Fu Xi, she is said to be the mythical empress of humankind.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Part of her standard outfit, even from her original DW3 outfit.
  • Big Good: She establishes this role in the fourth game after she and Nobunaga joined forces with the rebel forces under Liu Bei, Kenshin and Shingen which reforms the coalition once again after explaining to Yukimura the mystics' past relationship with the humans back in the previous games. She's not pleased with Zeus' plan on merging both time periods again because it disrupted the balance and time again so she and the mystics return to the newly rebuilt world to bring things back in order.
  • Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: Aside from the pun with the latter trope, she oddly enough is instead reworked into being a Power-type in 3.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Fu Xi is her brother and husband in Chinese mythology, but her incredulous reaction upon learning that mortals think they're married might imply otherwise. Also joked about in the third game where Nuwa scoffs at the idea in the first place.
  • Fragile Speedster: Is a Speed-type in past games, with a Combination Art 1 and Art 2.
  • Holy Halo: Has a golden halo floating behind her head.
  • An Ice Person: A few of her moves conjure up barrages of ice projectiles, especially for her R1 Type Actions.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro Pay: Her name has the same umlaut usage for the "u" as with Lu Bu and Lu Meng's names; as a result, her name is more accurately meant to be said as "Nur-wa" in pinyin.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's wearing less than Da Ji.
  • Mystical White Hair: Unlike in Dynasty Warriors 3.
  • Physical Goddess: She is the God Empress of mankind from Chinese mythology.
  • Smug Super: Quite arrogant, at least compared to Fu Xi, about both her beauty and her power, though she eventually comes around to her human allies.
  • Shock and Awe: Some of her attacks involve lightning, via her midair Type Action in Warriors Orochi 3/Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate, and her original ''DW5-styled'' True Musou Attack.
  • Weapon of Choice: Wields a Royal Rapier and a shield.
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    Yoshitsune Minamoto 
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Voiced by: Yusei Oda (Japanese), Jeremy Kent Jackson (English; uncredited)

AKA, Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune. Legendary samurai and swordsman of the Genji clan, was resurrected by Kiyomori, but defected from the Orochi troops.


  • Anachronism Stew: He has a Lightsaber.
  • Demoted to Extra: He suffers this the most in the fourth game where he and Benkai don't join the coalition until the second to the last mission of the game because they owe Da Ji their lives for saving them from the horrors.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Upon confronting Ayane, his eyes end up slipping.
  • Folk Hero: He is considered one of the greatest and most popular samurai of the late Heian era and one of the most famous samurai warriors in Japanese history. Ayane happens to also be the only one who takes note of him being a historical figure she's read about in her history books.
  • Fragile Speedster: Then is oddly reworked into being a Speed-type in 3.
  • I Owe You My Life: In the fourth game, Da Ji saves him and Benkai from the monsters which is his reason for staying in Odin's side despite that he's in the same group as his enemy, Kiyomori.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Is a Technique-type in past games.
  • Laser Blade Below The Shoulder: Can also power it up with his R1 Type Action to increase its length and change its color.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He's pretty gung-ho.
  • Master Swordsman: Though his Implausible Fencing Powers are justified by his laser blade.
  • The Rival: Like in history, he has a beef with Kiyomori. Later, he clashes with Lu Bu, who is one of the few warriors that can match his strength.

    Kiyomori Taira 
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Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo (Japanese), Dave B. Mitchell (English)

AKA, Taira-no-Kiyomori. Tyrannical leader of the Heike and sorcerer, was resurrected by Orochi as a demon. He summoned several warriors to aid him.


  • Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: Is a Power-type in past games.
  • Came Back Wrong: Yoshitsune is not amused at the gulf between the just ruler of men he once fought and the Evil Sorcerer Kiyomori has become.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being a huge threat to the coalition in the second and third games, his role is reduced in the fourth game where he became Da Ji and Odin's lackey.
  • Determinator: ...you'd be a fool to think that he's gone for good, as he always comes back, sometimes several times in the same battle.
  • Evil Laugh: Loves to indulge into one of those every now and then.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Not so much his laughs though, which sound more like he's got throat cancer.
  • Graceful Loser: Upon being defeated, he usually takes it quite well and does the smart thing by retreating, even praising his opponents for their accomplishments on several occasions, however...
  • Horned Humanoid: Has four small ones poking out of the top of his head, which is probably a side-effect from becoming a demon.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Prayer beads. Not so improbable though considering their sheer size.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Orochi, who not only resurrected him, but also crafted him a newer, stronger body with his sorcery.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Becomes a Technique-type in 3 instead.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Kiyomori uses wagahai, an egotistical pronoun used by the smuggest of men (and also quite archaic; modern smug men use oresama instead).

    Sun Wukong 
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Japanese spelling: Son Gokuu
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith (English)

The legendary Monkey King AKA Equaling Heaven Great Sage, was summoned by Kiyomori to do Orochi's bidding.


  • Adaptational Villainy: One of the few works to depict him as a villain instead of The Hero like in most adaptations.
  • Blood Knight: Maybe not as much as Lu Bu, but he loves to fight all the same.
  • Confusion Fu: The third game nerfed his speed down a lot, but in turn made him sturdier, and he gained the ability to Spirit Charge for being a Wonder-type character.
  • Death from Above: His (True) Musou and his Direction+R1 Combination Art cause him to make his cloud fly up and above to rain down lightning bolts or emerald rain drops.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: His original neutral R1 Combination Art, where he performs his iconic magic skill where he blows life into one of his ripped hairs to transform them into anything he pleases. Also reprises as his R1 Type Action in the third game where he's Wonder-type instead.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: The Handsome Monkey King, of course, being the original "Son Gokuu" himself.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Wukong was freed by Kiyomori, thus putting him in such great debt that he'd avoid his travel with San Zang.
  • Flying on a Cloud: One of his trademark abilities carried over from the source material. He doesn't actually fly, but the cloud allows him to move faster than most horses. However, oddly compared to most characters, this form of movement CANNOT be effected by movement speed stat boosts, and can only work for his guard shifting movement speed instead.
  • Fragile Speedster: Moves really fast (justified, as he is riding a cloud after all). But of course, he's also a Speed-type character as well, being able to jump-cancel and air dash alike, but naturally tends to have low durability.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Strangely enough, there's one stage where he is part of Mystics Army. But it's pretty obvious he only was there to convince Nezha to join Kiyomori, who indeed recharged the cyborg with new magical power in a later battle. However, it's still pretty strange that Susano'o was there but wasn't even paying attention that Wukong was in his army (but that part perhaps ties into the Monkey King's well-known ego being a bit too much).
  • Mystical White Hair: Like some other Mystics, with the ends dyed red.
  • Mythology Gag: Wukong's case seems a bit particular, especially that despite his high speed when not mounted, he has a decent horse moveset; any Journey to the West fans remember the time he was promoted as the "Stable Boy of Heaven", and gained the respect of divine horses all around?
    • He has one pole-vaulting kick attack as one of his normal attack string inputs and for his Spirit Charge (in 3); guess what one of his popular Hong Kong drama portrayals does a lot when he's in combat?
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Works for Orochi, but only because he was summoned by Kiyomori. He doesn't take battles too personally and is mostly only interested in getting into a good fight than actually committing evil.
  • Rolling Attack: Uses these in a few of his attacks, and is very notable in his C3 attack.
  • Shout-Out: His two strongest weapons, his fourth and his Mystic Weapon (the latter in Ultimate) give out nods to his two popular titles, the Equaling Heaven Great Sage and the Handsome Monkey King, respectively.
  • Simple Staff: Wields his famous extendable staff as Weapon of Choice. May also qualifies as Carry a Big Stick if you know about its origin in Journey to the West.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His fur-trimmed shirt is not only open, it's also short, exposing both his front and back torso.

    Himiko 
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Voiced by: Sayaka Maeda (Japanese), Gina Bowes (English)

The Shaman Queen and the first legendary Empress of Japan.


  • Beam Spam: Most of her attacks.
  • Dance Battler: Commands her dogu drones with J-Pop idol-inspired dance moves.
  • Fragile Speedster: Is a Speed-type in the previous game(s).
  • Glass Cannon: Has both incredible attack range and power, but is fairly fragile. When you face her during story mode, whoever attacks first wins. Woe to you if she manages to hit you with her Musou attack, 'cause you just lost the battle, hard.
    • Nerfed a bit in Ultimate; you still don't want to get hit by her Musou attack, but if you're at full health you've got a good chance at surviving.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Then comes 3, where she's a Technique-type instead.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Her Japanese voice.
  • Morality Pet: For Da Ji, who, despite her reputation for using and manipulating everyone around her, seems to genuinely like and care for Himiko.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She seems rather clueless on what's really happening in the battle. Her main concern is to protect Da Ji, and little else.
  • Not Quite Human: Possibly, considering that she's tagging along with demons like Da Ji. However in fourth game, she, like the rest of the human characters, lost her memories of the three previous games, meaning she doesn't remember Da Ji. But after encountering her for the first time, she seems to recall her name.
  • Token Good Teammate: In the Orochi forces.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Da Ji. She doesn't answer to Orochi, Kiyomori or Sun Wukong because her main concern is Da Ji's safety. Whenever Da Ji is in danger, she would do anything to protect her.

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Debuted in Musou Orochi Z

    Dodomeki and Gyuki 
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Voiced by: Hiroshi Okamoto (Dodomeki), Takahiro Fujimoto (Gyuki)

Demonic mooks serving Orochi, they were made playable characters in later games. Although they already appeared since Warriors Orochi 2 as Orochi's generics, they only debuted as playable since Musou Orochi Z.


  • The Atoner: In the third game, their dialogue in the camp upon unlocking them indicates that they were press-ganged into serving the Resistance to atone for their crimes. Surprisingly, they seem to be mostly content with this.
  • The Brute: Gyuki, who's also the largest playable character ever shown.
  • Elite Mooks: Probably the main reason why out of all the characters in the game, they're the only ones without special conversations with another character. (Aside from Hundun)
    • Dodomeki also lampshades this by musing that he probably "doesn't stand out from the crowd" when you don't use him in your team for several battles.
  • Fragile Speedster and Boisterous Bruiser: Both of them have respectively remained as a Speed-type and Power-type character throughout.
  • Full-Boar Action: Despite his name, Gyuki looks like a giant boar demon (Gyuki means demon bull).
  • Giant Mook: Gyuki is much larger than most other characters. Despite this, it doesn't make him immune to grab attacks, meaning that him can still be chokeslammed by Lu Bu and Izuna dropped by Ryu.
  • I Am A Humanitarian - Implied by one of Gyuki's lines.
    Gyuki:" I'll enjoy having you for dinner!"
    • This is zigzagged somewhat confusingly based on his other lines: when he's invited to a party in the third game, he understandably says "no pork for me", but his Mirror Match line is "that looks delicious".
  • Mighty Glacier: Gyuki's attacks are unbelievably slow but hit extremely hard.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Dodomeki means "one hundred eyed demon" but he's more like a Cyclops. Also Gyuki, as seen above.
  • Obake: In japanese folklore, Dodomeki is a female wraith with eyes over her arms, while Gyuki (or Ushi Oni) is a demonic beast whose descriprion depends on the source. Furthermore the various Dodomeki mooks in the Japanese version have youkai's names.
  • Weapon of Choice:Gyuki beats down enemies with a small club while Dodomeki specifically uses Kotaro's moveset with his own variations.

    Sanzang 
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Japanese spelling: Sanzou Houshi
Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (Japanese), Julie Maddalena (English; PSP version of Warriors Orochi 2)

The hero(ine) of Journey to the West.


  • Adaptational Badass: Her origin, the original Xuanzang Sanzang from the novel, is a Distressed Dude extraordinaire who's Too Dumb to Live at best. Sanzang may be a bit naive and prone to be fooled, but she's decidedly more kickass than her origin.
  • Ascended Extra: After appearing in side missions from two games, she is finally given more prominence in the fourth game's Story Mode where she tries to stop Sun Wukong and gets into a three-way battle between him and Athena.
  • Bare Your Midriff: When she jokes that Okuni seeing her hands will mean that they'll have to get married, Okuni is incredulous that her navel is somehow less intimate.
  • Cloth Fu: Her Long Sleeves as Weapon of Choice.
  • Confusion Fu/Critical Hit Class: Then comes 3, where she's Wonder-type instead.
  • Fragile Speedster: A Speed-type in her debut.
  • Gender Flip: This may be a nod to Saiyuki: Journey West, a Tactical RPG produced by Koei for the PlayStation where you could choose the gender of Sanzang.
    • May also be a nod to old stage play versions of the original Journey to the West where female actors portrayed Sanzang himself.
  • Genki Girl: She's overtly happy-go-lucky and likes to cheer up her allies. This is very evident in one Dream stage where after Oichi's defeated, Nagamasa slowly loses hope as his retainers are routed one by one until Sanzang goes him and reassures to him to not to give up.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Massive sleeves which she uses as weapons. The fact that they completely conceal her hands piqued Okuni's curiosity in Warriors Orochi 3. Although this turns into Fridge Horror should the player somehow finds out her character model in 3 actually has no hands...
  • Hot for Student: Hinted at with her intimate attire towards Sun Wukong. Wukong himself however, while he still cares about her deep down, doesn't want any of it.
  • I Will Find You: She goes down to the mortal realm to look for Wukong. Whenever she corners him, Wukong would run away from her, much to her disappointment.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Almost similar level with Kaihime's.
  • The Polly Anna: Often is quite the positive one.
  • Stripperiffic: Which is strange, considering her reputation.

    Benkei 
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Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese), Travis Willingham (English; PSP version of Warriors Orochi 2)

AKA Musashibou-no-Benkei. Yoshitsune's faithful retainer, summoned by the Orochi forces.


  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's pretty loud. And he's also a Power-type in his debut.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite his Hidden Depths, most of the characters in-camp don't take him very seriously. In fact, in 3, they take his simpleton act too literally; and just assume that he's a greedy fool that's only after their weapons. They usually end up telling him some variation of "buzz off." Though Zuo Ci gains some slight respect for him once he shows a kind side.
  • Gentle Giant: He maybe big but he's a Nice Guy except that he's a bit naive.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: His giant mechanical arm.
  • Hidden Depths/Obfuscating Stupidity: Benkei may act like a bumbling simpleton on the outside, but is actually more than what he shows, and won't be easily fooled, as shown in his camp conversations with Da Ji in 3.
  • In the Hood: He actually considers Xu Huang his little brother due to their similar headgear, despite the latter's protest.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Becomes a Technique-type instead in 3.
  • Power Fist: Carries a lot of weapons on his back (just like in legends) but his Weapon of Choice is a mechanical wooden arm that functions as a flamethrower, grappling hook, flail, cannon and a drill.
  • Shockwave Stomp: An odd variation of his as his new R1 Type Action in 3, where after stomping once, he then makes a stance gesture that causes a small after-tremor that adds on more damage.
  • Token Good Teammate: In the Dream Battles featuring him, his original plan was to find his lord, Yoshitsune, but since he stumbled upon Da Ji and Himiko first, completely oblivious of who they actually are, he is forced to fight against him. He's back on his side in 3 however.
  • Warrior Monk: He is this, historically, although it's not referenced very often in the game. However, it is lampshaded in DLC Stage "Warriors of Purity".

Debuted in Warriors Orochi 3

    Kaguya 
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Voiced by: Yuki Makishima

The Moon Princess of Japanese Mythology. She's trying to use her powers to stop Orochi.


  • Adorkable: Kaguya's attempts to understand the human's casual activities are very endearing.
  • Beam Spam: Her Musou and Charge-Attacks do this.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the end of the first mission, she saves Ma Chao, Hanbei Takenaka and Sima Zhao in a nick of time just before they were ambushed by Da Ji's forces.
  • Big Good: Alongside Taigong Wang in 3. She is the one who rescues the three surviving officers and helps them rebuilt the coalition against Orochi.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being one of the leaders of the coalition in 3, her role is reduced in the fourth game and her first appearance has her being surrounded by Da Ji's forces until Sima Yi's forces arrive to save her. Likewise, her time-traveling powers are not much of use in the newly rebuilt world.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Her mirrors shoots out lasers to attack.
  • Green Thumb: She can make bamboo appear from the ground to beat up some peons. Considering the character she's based on...
  • Humans Are Special: A firm believer in this which is her reason of rescuing Ma Chao, Hanbei and Sima Zhao and helping them rescue their allies by traveling back through time.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A sakaki branch, summoned bamboo and a bunch of mirrors that shoot lasers. Justified by the fact that they are probably the mythical items associated with her in the legend.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats/Critical Hit Class: Is a Technique-type character.
  • Light 'em Up: Some of her attacks are depicted as beams of light emanating from the mirrors that float around her.
  • Literal-Minded: When Kai called her "Kagu-chin", she responded that her name is not "Kagu-chin".note 
  • Nice Girl: Kaguya is exceedingly humble and respectful to everyone she talks with, even if they are her enemies.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has literal white skin and black hair to emphasize her inhumane beauty.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Even moreso than the ones like Fu Xi or Nuwa.
  • Shrinking Violet: Kai even tries to make her loosen up on her formality and be more open and spunky.
  • Time Master: Her ability to travel through time is a major part of the plot of the third game.
  • Token Wholesome: While her skirt is kinda short, it's only made this way so she could "move" more easily, but it still has 12 layers!
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: The Moon Princess of Japanese Mythology.

    Shuten Doji 
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The King of the Oni, who serves as a wild card in Orochi army. He's looking for his identity.


  • Demoted to Extra: In 4, he ends up like this despite his connection to Orochi until Da Ji and Lu Bu abduct him and Odin turns him into Orochi X. As result, he is only unlocked as a playable character after the story ends.
  • Distressed Dude: In the fourth game, Da Ji and Lu Bu capture him so that they can bring Orochi back. Because of this, he remains out of commission until the ending of the game where he returns back to his original form.
  • Drunken Master: Word of God stated that he was intentionally made like this do differentiate from other portrayals of him that would wield a club like most stereotypical oni, and in order to tie him closer to his original love of alcohol.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being captured by the Coalition at Xuchang, he defects from the Orochi Army when Taigong Wang convinces him to look for his own identity.
  • Horned Humanoid: Comes with being a Oni.
  • Living MacGuffin: His personal power essence is what powers the Coalition's Anti-Hydra artillery.
  • Playing with Fire/Breath Weapon: His R1 Type Action has him chugging down a bit of his liquor then breathing fire at the enemy. It's also one of the few interact-able Type Actions in that R1 can be held down to extend it.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He serves Orochi, but will often leave his own troops on a whim, and isn't really interested in Orochi's plans.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Has purple and yellow eyes.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: He finds out later in the game that he is the manifestation of Orochi's remaining humanity. Taigong Wang helps him forge his own identity afterward.
  • Weapon of Choice: Giant gourd. He uses it like an Epic Flail. Like Kiyomori's prayer beads, its sheer size would make it not so improbable to use. It can also function as a cannon.
  • Weapons That Suck: His first Charge Attack turns his Gourd into a vacuum cleaner, sucking nearby enemies closer to him from its spout. Also works as his new midair R1 Type Action in Ultimate.

    Nezha 
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Japanese spelling: Nata
Voiced by: Shunzou Miyasaka

A robotic-like being serving Susano'o. He's actually the Lotus Prince himself of the Fengshen Yanyi legend.


  • Anachronism Stew: He's a cyborg who transported into some unknown time period where he fights ancient Chinese and Japanese warriors and some modern Japanese ninjas.
  • Blood Knight: Even tells Kaguya that his life would be meaningless without strong opponents to fight.
  • Came Back Wrong: A mild example. Susano'o brought him back from the dead, but forgot to bring back his emotions. He seems to be slowly getting them back (or relearning them) later on, though.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Pink hair and eyes, although his eyes look more red than pink in cutscenes.
  • Cyborg: Modified his own body in order to gain ultimate power.
  • The Dragon/The Lancer: To Susano'o
  • Expy: Yep, apparently he came from TRON.
  • Fragile Speedster: Is a Speed-type in both his human and cyborg forms.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: In a sense. Once he ran out of power and Susano'o didn't even bother to recharge him, Wukong, as an old friend, brought him to Kiyomori to be recharged with his magic, and Nezha now sides with Kiyomori, spotted with Wukong nearly every time. He only did this when fighting against humanity, though, and never actually betray his fellow Mystics. And later in the last conflict between Mystics and humanity, he sides with Mystics again to fight against human's forces again. In the fourth game, he fights for the coalition because the Olympians are a bigger threat.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Has a tendency to jump into a fight without asking anything. This actually costed him his life before he was brought back as a cyborg.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: His original weapon prior to him becoming a cyborg, via his famous and iconic fire-tipped spear.
  • The Rival: To Lu Bu. Their rivalry stems out after Nezha seemingly kills off Diaochan, much to Lu Bu's fury. The player can save her after completing the side mission but the rivalry between Nezha and Lu Bu remains the same.
  • Quartuple Wielding Rings of Death: Wields four Elephant Rings after becoming a cyborg, each in his two wrists and two ankles. Again, a nod to one of his primary weapons via his original portrayals.
  • Rocket Punch: His C3 attack and his midair R1 Type Action in Ultimate as a cyborg. Doubles as a possible Mythology Gag reference to the portrayal of Nezha from Soul Hunter (the Japanese on'yomi version of Fengshen Yanyi) who could do the same thing.
  • Shock and Awe: Some of this occurs in some of Nezha's attacks with his original human form, with his grounded R1 Type Action taking the cake.
  • Smug Super: Nezha looks at humanity as boring fodder that can't give him a good fight, and given he introduced himself by taking out a demigod with a single blow, it's difficult to prove him wrong. Note that it's difficult and not impossible: by the third time you beat him, it's a bit ridiculous to hear him react with shock that he was taken down by puny mortals. Fortunately in the fourth game, he learned his lesson and aids the coalition.

    Susanoo 
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Voiced by: Kenji Hamada

The Shinto God of the Sea and Storms, bent on stopping Orochi. He is also the one who slayed the Yamato-no-Orochi/Hydra in the original Japanese myth.


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Shows with his grounded R1 Type Action, where he even shatters the dimensions around him AND the camera screen with a single slash.
  • Blow You Away: A ton of his moves involve winds, since he is the Shinto god of storms. Some of them even involve miniature rainstorms.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Nuwa and Nezha are pinned down by a deified Cao Pi and Zhao Yun, he personally steps in to lend the other two aid, and joins the cause
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He sure loves both kicking butt and boasting about it.
  • BFS: That one in his hand? Yup, that's the Kusanagi AKA Ama no Murakumo.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Dark skin with white hair.
  • The Dreaded: When Susanoo makes his entrance at Tong Gate, Kaguya immediately warns the alliance to refrain from attacking him.
  • Holy Halo: Unlike Nuwa's and Shennong's western-style halo, though, Susanoo has the more Asiatic flaming halo variant.
  • It's Personal: Believes he's the only one capable of stopping Orochi and Hydra.
  • Jerkass Gods: He's a prick to the humans, believing that they're not worthy to defeat Orochi. Fortunately in the fourth game, he learns his lesson and believes that the humans can defeat the likes of the Olympians and the Norse gods.
  • Knight Templar: Sadly, the above mentioned trait makes him one in the third game. Thankfully, this aspect of his personality is toned down in the fourth game.
  • Mythology Gag: His main weapon is the Ama-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (a.k.a. Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi), one of the Imperial Regelia of Japan which he bestows to his sister, Amaterasu. His Sacred Treasure is the Totsuka-no-Tsurugi which is actually his sword used to kill Orochi in Japanese mythology.
  • Purposely Overpowered: He's amongst the final characters to be unlocked in the third game and is about as powerful as Orochi X.
  • Scary Black Man: In a sense; he's one of the strongest characters in the game and one you should avoid at first, and has very dark skin.
  • Smug Super: Believes that the puny humans are too weak to properly deal with Orochi until the True Ending.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After seeing how the humans proved themselves to be capable of defeating Orochi, he aids the coalition in their fight against the Olympians and Asgardians despite his limited screentime. His conversation with Yinglong shows how much he trusts the humans. He even helps out in contributing his power to resurrect Zeus.
    • This is even tied to the point at the game where you obtain him as a playable character. In the third game (his debut appearance), he is one of the last characters unlocked, as he is an antagonist there. In the fourth game, he is obtained roughly halfway through, signifying his warming perspective on humans.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His shoulders are noticeably broader than his hips.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Which reveals his amazingly ripped body.

    Ryu Hayabusa 
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Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori

Member of the Dragon Clan and The Hero of the Ninja Gaiden series. Whisked away to the WO universe while pursuing a demon before the events of Ninja Gaiden 3 and being the evil-hunting badass ninja he is, set his sights to stop Kiyomori.


    Joan of Arc 
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Voiced by: Yumi Touma

One of the main characters of Bladestorm The Hundred Years War, Joan of Arc is The Maid of Orleans and French heroine. While tending to wounded French soldiers, some of them were whisked away into the WO universe and Joan tried saving them, only to stumble there and eventually helps out the Resistance.


  • Action Girl: This is Joan of Arc, of course. Even Magoichi is smitten with her fighting skills.
  • I Owe You My Life: She sides with the Resistance in order to save Magoichi, who in the original timeline sacrificed himself to save her.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Unlike everyone else, she is immune to Kiyomori's Mind Control powers, to Sun Wukong's disbelief.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Bladestorm, she was simply a Hero Unit in a game reliant on troops. In this game, she's actually capable of fighting by herself.

    Achilles 
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Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna

A protagonist of Warriors: Legends Of Troy, Achilles, a Greek Hero of the Trojan war, is an invincible warrior whose only weakness is his heel. Stumbling upon the WO universe on his own, he fights for his own glory and sided with Orochi in the same vein of Lu Bu, trying to find worthy fights.


  • Achilles' Heel: Despite being the Trope Namer, this is averted in this game. You can't hit his heel, but he goes down just fine if you pound him enough in any body part.
  • Blood Knight: Serves Da Ji merely for the enjoyment of getting blood on his sword. The guy's possibly an even bigger blood knight than Lu Bu!
  • The Bus Came Back: He didn't show up in the fourth game despite the presence of the Olympians. Fortunately, in the expansion, he's one of the returning guest characters.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Ginchiyo and Yoshihiro both struggle to block a one-handed attack from him. Justified, as he DOES have a divine origin.
  • Jerkass: Achilles does NOT get along with anyone in-story. While under the game system he does have characters with which he has affinity, in-story he's an insufferable, condescending asshole.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: One of his moves has him knocking down the opponent and then stab him with his sword, Gladiator-styled.
  • Mighty Glacier: Not as fast as other characters, but he hits like a freight train.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based physically upon the Brad Pitt portrayal in Troy.
  • Weapon of Choice: He wields a Cool Sword and a shield. He can block with it and has an attack in which he flips an enemy onto the ground with it and stabs them in the mid-quarters.

    Ayane 
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Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki

A ninja from Mugen Tenshin clan and one of the main characters of Dead or Alive series and Ninja Gaiden series. After the conclusion of the fourth Dead or Alive tournament and before Ninja Gaiden 3, Ayane is mysteriously teleported to the dimensional realm in WO universe. She is discovered by the coalition during the Battle of Hasedo. By then, she decides to aid them so she can find a way to go back home.


  • Kunoichi: Is also a Speed-type character.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Considering that she came from the video game known for its fanservice, it's no surprise that Yoshitune got distracted.
  • Stripperiffic: She is from Dead or Alive, after all. Yoshitsune lampshades it constantly.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: She saves her half-sister, Kasumi, but there are still some animosity between the two due to the latter running away from her village.

    Nemea 
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Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

Half-demon character from Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll. He is heralded as one of the legendary heroes of the era and is the righteous heir to the Dyneskal throne. He is pulled into the WO universe and aids the coalition since he senses they share the same cause.


Debuted in Musou Orochi 2 Special

    Rachel 

Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa

One of the main characters of Ninja Gaiden, she is a half-fiend, half-human Fiend Hunter who occasionally accompanies and helps Ryu in his adventures. She is sucked into the WO universe and came across several Wu soldiers who she helped in defeating the demons. After being informed by Lianshi and Ding Feng of the situation, she agrees to help the coalition so that she can go home to her own timeline.


  • Action Girl: Like all playable female characters.
  • Boobs of Steel: In her introductory level in Ultimate, before you even encounter her another officer describes her as "a woman with remarkable proportions." Her strength is likewise mentioned in dialogue several times (much more so than other female characters), and if you leave her alone on that level she'll take out Kiyomori Taira by herself.
  • Cleavage Window: In her default black leather outfit.
  • Hammer And Gun: Along with her hammer, she uses the machine gun she carried in Ninja Gaiden Sigma II.
  • Hunter of Monsters: Her job is hunting down fiends, and she doesn't miss a beat when she gets dragged into the Hydra's realm.
  • Leotard of Power: Black leather.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Her base Speed is 145, higher than the "average" Yukimura and Zhao Yun and just a shade slower than the ninja-type characters. But she's also a Power-type character with very high Attack stats, roughly the same level as Tadakatsu Honda, Lu Bu, and Meng Huo, none of whom are as fast as her.
  • More Dakka: Fires machine gun rounds like no tomorrow, though sadly, the damage output is pathetic.note 
  • The Musketeer: Machine-gun-and-warhammer type.

    Seimei Abe 
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Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Seimei Abe was an onmyōji, a leading specialist of onmyōdō during the middle of the Heian Period in Japan. During a stroll through time, he stumbled upon the Orochi World and is unable to go back. Seeing the humans' struggle against demons, he decides to help them out while figuring out a way back home.


  • Confusion Fu/Critical Hit Class: A Wonder-type character.
  • Onmyōdō: The best and most famous onmyōji in Japanese history and Kanetsugu, who is a practitioner of onmyodo, praises him for this.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Referenced in-game. Legend has that his mother was a fox, Da Ji muses him on this, but he neither admits nor denies it, so it's unclear if it's true.
  • Shoulder Teammate: Has an adorable fox shikigami that sits on his shoulder. It also can fly around and burn enemies.
  • Time Master: Like Kaguya, he's capable of this. Altough is apparently less adapted of the art since he seems unable to temper with it once arrived in the Orochi World, and this thereby trapped in this realm.
  • Weapon of Choice: Besides Combat Hand Fan, he also uses a giant paper shikigami figurine for most of his offensive attacks.

Debuted in Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

    Momiji 
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Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi

One of the main character of Ninja Gaiden, She is the Dragon Priestess who guards the Eye of the Dragon, a relic which can strengthen the Dragon Sword. For the sake of her duty, she trained under Ryu and protects the Hayabusa clan in his absence. Like the rest of the guest characters, she is pulled into the WO universe and aids the coalition to resume her war against evil.


  • Lady of War: She even wields a naginata.
  • Miko: She's the Dragon Shrine Maiden, whose job is to guard a powerful artifact that holds the essence of a dragon.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has very long black hair and fairly pale skin.
  • Stripperific: Her default outfit is that of a shrine maiden, but with a lot more cleavage and hip showing.

    Shennong 
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Japanese spelling: Shinnou
Voiced by: Kouhei Fukuhara

Shennong is a Mystic who is renowned for cultivating various plants and is considered one of the cultural fathers of medicine.


  • Badass Bookworm: Shennong might be a bit bookish and soft-spoken, but is still one of Three Sovereigns and an incredibly powerful Mystic.
  • Combat Medic: Shennong is famous for doing the exact opposite of smashing heads, but he can still throw down with the best of them. In the level you recruit him, you have to take him out first because he's healing your enemies so quickly that they just won't stay down.
  • Confusion Fu: Is a Wonder-type character.
  • Green Thumb: He is the Chinese god of agriculture after all.
  • High Class Glasses: For his right eye.
  • Holy Halo: Like Nuwa, Shennong has a halo floating behind his head.
  • Mystical White Hair: His hair is white and very long.

Debuted in Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate

    Yinglong 
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Japanese spelling: Ouryuu
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono

Yinglong is the celestial general who leads the Mystic Army.


  • Bling of War: His armor's impressiveness is rivaled only by Fu Xi's.
  • Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: Is a Power-type character.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the fourth game, he's actually a pre-order bonus character who is also a camp bonus character which makes sense because of Orochi's appearance again in this game.
  • Dual Wielding Serrated Blade of Pain: His Weapon of Choice is twin dragon swords.
  • Dying as Yourself: When the real Orochi is dying at the end of 4, he briefly recognizes Fu Xi, his friend back when he was still Yinglong.
  • Fallen Hero: see Orochi's entry above.
  • Flaming Sword: His main special mechanic. Certain attacks in his moveset power-up his sword with blue flames for a duration which increase their damage.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Via his dialogue and what Fu Xi describes about him, Yinglong is stubborn with selective hearing and tends to blurt out stuff that sounds rude, but he's sympathetic enough to have a good reason to fight the demons for the sake of others who have been suffering.
  • Knight Templar: Tying up into the above, he too doesn't place too much faith in humans like Fu Xi and Shennong do.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: He is based on a mythological Chinese dragon, although in the game he always appears in humanoid form.
  • Playing with Fire: A number of specific attacks in his moveset power up his twin dragon swords with blue flames.
  • Sword Beam Spam: His Musou Attack. His R1 Type Action is a minor variation with only two consecutive waves sent out.

    Tamamo 
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Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu

The legendary Japanese monster who was sealed away in a rock due to her crimes. After being freed by Da Ji, she seeks to get revenge with the Mystics, serving as the Big Bad of Ultimate.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her dress is specifically cut in the middle to show the tatto on her left breast.
  • Animal Motif: Fox, just like Da Ji.
  • Confusion Fu: Is a Wonder-type. Also applies to her Kyūbi form.
  • Cute Monster Girl: At least in her form as Kyuubi, though whether it's cute or just plain intimidating is up to perspective.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the fourth game, she and her Kyūbi form became pre-order and camp bonus characters and have no role in the story.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In 3 Ultimate, at the end of Chapter 6, the heroes manage to escape the Divine Mirror and seal Tamamo back into a rock. However, the Mystics know that this is only a temporary solution, because sooner or later she will break free again. To seal her permanently, the heroes have to travel back in time and retrieve the unbroken Divine Mirror.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In the first game and 2. She is the person responsible for the birth of Orochi.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In her Kyūbi form, she loses all her temperaments and becomes easily angered, though understandable given she's been imprisoned in a rock for so long.
  • Hitodama Light: Kyubi uses some of these in her attacks.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Tamamo's use of warawa signifies her status as an old fox spirit, in contrast to Gracia, who uses it because she is a 16th century-era Ojou.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After tricking Yinglong to steal the Divine Mirror from the Heavenly Emperor which turns him into Orochi, Tamamo lays low for a while. However, as shown in one of the post-story missions, karma eventually catches up with her: Seimei and Wukong feign an alliance with her as she is attempting to escape the Mystic Realm, only to betray her at the end by cornering her, allowing the rest of the Mystics to seal her into a rock.
  • Kitsune: As in the legend, Tamamo is a fox spirit. Her real form, Kyubi, is the famed nine-tailed fox.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: It's implied that she's subconsciously yearning for companionship after centuries of going it alone. Unfortunately, her very existence is fueled by conflict and resentment.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She is, more or less, as bad as Da Ji in this.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: In her own mini-story mode as Kyuubi, she gets her revenge, succeeds in defeating the Mystics, toppling the Mystic Realm and thus takes over the whole world - the world inside the Divine Mirror which she's imprisoned in, that is. Since the Mirror Realm is just an illusion and Kyūbi is unable to intervene with the outside world in any way, she's left standing amidst the ruins wondering with melancholy about what to do next.
  • Mystical White Hair: As Kyubi, she has frizzled white hair.
  • Sealed Evil In A Rock - Trapped in a rock by the Three Sovereigns long ago for her crimes, the plot of Ultimate involves her trying to free herself and seek revenge upon the Mystics.
  • Sinister Scythe: Kyubi's Musou attack involves using one of her tails to slash her opponents using an Orochi-styled scythe.
  • Smug Snake: Just like Da Ji.

    Kasumi 
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Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima

The Heroine of Dead or Alive series and the half-sister of Ayane. She is sucked into the WO universe while hunting down one of her clones. Despite her setbacks with Ayane, she is encouraged by Diaochan and Nemea to fight along side them.


    Sterkenburg Cranach 
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Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi

A former knight of Arland from the Atelier series, Sterkenburg was on his way back after completing an escort mission when a sudden rift in time-space brought him to the Orochi World.


  • Aerith and Bob - Even within the Culture Clash-heavy WO universe, his name comes off as rather unusual and hard to pronounce. To save embarrassments, he asks close friends to just call him "Sterk".
  • Animal Motif: His C6 shoots an enormous pigeon made of light out in front of him (and is incredibly useful for clearing out narrow areas).
  • Badass Cape: In his alternate costume that puts him in his outfit from Atelier Rorona.
  • Badass Long Coat: In his default costume.
  • Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: Is a Power-type character.
  • Cool Sword: Based on what he can equip in his original series.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning - Some of his moves.
  • Not Good with People - His stern demeanor tends to make it difficult for people to approach him (and it's even lampshaded by his theme song name: "The Surly Knight"). Fortunately, having been befriended by Sun Shangxiang seems to have loosened him up a little.
  • Older Than They Look - According to his parent game's setting, he should be nearly 40, but looks barely in his 20s in this incarnation, although his voice definitely doesn't sound that young...
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning - His Musou finisher.
  • Self-Proclaimed Knight: Immediately illustrated upon finding out Sun Shangxiang is a princess.
  • Sprite/Polygon Mix: Being from a 2D game, his art style is conspicuously different from the rest of the cast. The differences become especially jarring when he has camp conversations with another 3D-rendered character.

    Sophitia Alexandra 
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Voiced by: Chie Nakamura

One of the main characters of the Soul Series. After her ending in Soulcalibur 4, she wants to go home to her children but she is pulled in the WO universe.


  • Action Mom: Her main motive was to go home to her children, but ends up trapped in the Orochi World. Didn't stop her from welding through hordes of demons, though.

    Hundun 
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Japanese spelling: Konton
Voiced by: Mahito Ooba

A large demon with four wings who is responsible for the dimensional collisons in the Orochi World. He relishes the chaos and actively seeks to destroy anyone attempting to bring order to the dimensional realm. Only appears in Gauntlet Mode.


  • Ascended Extra - Possibly. His name is same with the Chinese name of Hammerjaw, one of the Demon Army's Dodomeki clone. But since Ultimate, he becomes playable with a unique design.
  • Benevolent Boss: Toward Dodomeki and Gyuki if Camp interactions are any indicator, polite toward the two and taking interest in their sensibilities. Seems like he gets along well with any being with even a passing alignment toward chaos.
  • Boisterous Bruiser/Mighty Glacier: A Power-type character.
  • Bonus Boss: In 4, he can appear in any stage and that stage he's in would spike the difficulty into pandemonium Chaos. Fortunately, there's a notification on what stage he's in. Defeating him three times would make him playable.
  • Chaos Is Evil - True to his namesake, Hundun says the word every two lines and seems genuinely interested in spreading chaos whenever he can.
  • Early-Bird Cameo - Possibly due to a Good Bad Bug, he will appear in the "Defense of Itsukushima" DLC stage in Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate with zero fanfare.
  • Evil Sounds Deep - Which, surprisingly, sounds very calm as well, certainly not the kind what you'd expect from a demon with such a menacing appearance. He also enjoys letting out an Evil Laugh every now and then.
  • Expy: Of Beerus. Being God of Destruction, seeking worthy challenge and sleep after defeat.
  • Final Boss: Of Gauntlet/Unlimited Mode.
  • Flying Firepower: His grounded Type Action switches him to flight mode, rendering most ground attacks useless against Hundun, who is then free to fling shockwaves at his helpless oppoents with his hatchets.
  • Four Axes To Grind: Hatchets in each of his four hands.
  • Graceful Loser: When he's finally defeated at the end of the Gauntlet Mode campaign, instead of getting mad over it, he calmly congratulates the party of heroes, even saying something along the lines of "it's the best fight I ever had", before proclaiming he's "going back to sleep".
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He is the reason Orochi is able to mix the Three Kingdoms era with the Sengoku period.
  • Guide Dang It!: In Warriors Orochi 4 Hundun is only unlockable once you have completed the Story Mode (not including the side missions), then you have to go to the mission where he's in, select the Pandemonium difficulty, defeat him three times in a row, and achieve three S ranks. However, there are some cases where he can be unlocked randomly.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has four hands, all carrying hatchets.
  • Mystical White Hair: Has wild brownish white hair.
  • Secret Character: In the fourth game, players can unlock him if they can beat three times in a row on the any stage where he is present and after they finished with the Story Mode.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Wears only a neck armor for the torso.

Debuted in Warriors Orochi 4

    Zeus 
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Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama

Greek Mythology's Top God who ruled his realm from Mt. Olympus. After the events of WO3, he rebuilt the combined realm for his own motives, dragging the warriors back into conflict.


  • Action Dad: His daughter, Athena, and his two sons, Ares and Perseus, are in the game.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Downplayed. The portrayal of Zeus is nearly close to Greek mythology which includes killing his predecessor to earn his position as the ruler of Olympus and having half-human children such as Perseus though it wasn't mentioned if he did rape mortal women. Likewise, the horrible things that he did such as being an abusive husband and a cannibal among others were not mentioned in the game.
  • Anything That Moves: In his camp conversation with Nobunaga, he tells him if something happens to him, he's going to take his wife and his pageboy to Mount Olympus. Of course, No is beautiful but he also consider Ranmaru beautiful too which is not surprising if one remembers his abduction on Ganymede in mythology.note  He also flirts with Zhenji, who is a married woman.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He fails to check on his son's aggression which led to many problems later on such as having his power stolen by him.
  • Everybody Loves Zeus: Downplayed. Despite that he has a good reason to rebuilt Orochi's world and gather the heroes from the two time periods, the humans don't really see him in a positive way. For them, he is still considered as an annoying and nosy god who likes to mess with the humans for his own amusement. They only consider him as an ally because they need his power to weaken Odin. It's very evident in one DLC mission where the humans are extremely angry at Zeus for tricking them into finding another bracelet which is non-existent and they join forces together to kick his divine ass.
  • Good All Along: Initially, the characters believe that Zeus rebuilds the world for selfish reasons. But in truth, he's preparing them to fight against Odin because he's very concerned that he would conquer and destroy other worlds which includes the Mystic realm and the human world. The problem is that he's too secretive of his plans.
  • Humans Are Special: He holds this view which is no surprise that in mythology, he frequently goes down in the mortal realm and even has demigod children.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His reason of merging the time periods again and bringing the heroes and mystics into the newly rebuilt world is to test whether they have the enough power to help him defeat Odin. He considers this a risky gamble because Odin's so bent on conquest and destruction that it would affect the other worlds. The new world is meant as a trap for Odin. He's also let Odin resurrect Orochi but it's merely a test for the humans.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Downplayed. The image of Zeus are mostly associated as a Grandpa God with grey hair and beard. In this game, though? He's blond and his beard is a bit shaven, depicting Zeus almost at the end of his prime.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: He witnessed the events of the three previous and is amazed on how they worked together to defeat Orochi and Hydra before heading back to their time periods. This motivates him to merge both worlds again by creating the bracelets and letting the humans wear it so that the supernatural beings such as himself can enter the new world. All of this is because he believes that humanity is capable in defeating Odin.
  • Jerkass Gods:
    • He's amazed and amused on how humanity managed to defeat Orochi and Hydra in the previous games and he wants to make things a lot better by dropping the bracelet into the mortal realm which would merge both the Three Kingdoms and Sengoku Periods. The entire reason of this is because he wants to test if the humans can help him defeat Odin by letting them fight each other and joining in their fight too. Of course, he takes account for the misunderstanding and apologizes for it. But again, he did let Odin resurrect Orochi and let Loki do whatever he wants.
    • In his camp conversation with Ares who underwent Character Development, he gets called out by the latter for his manipulation on the humans. Even though he explains that he wants to see humanity's potential, Ares doesn't buy his father's bullshit and threatens him if he's ever going to harm the humans for his own amusement, he's going to pay for that. Zeus understands the threat but he would continue to mess with the humans. Then again, Zeus in Greek mythology is a bigger asshole.
    • In one DLC mission, he manipulates the humans by spreading false rumors that there's another bracelet nearby which got them into fighting each other. Once he reveals that it's all just a trick because he loves watching them fight bravely, the humans are extremely pissed off of his antics which cause them to band together so they smack his divine ass. Even Ares thinks his father's games had gone too far. In another DLC mission, he requests Zuo Ci to produce phantoms of Orochi X so he can watch Ma Chao and Masamune fight for justice.
  • Poor Communication Kills: This is his Fatal Flaw. He never reveals his plans to his children which eventually causes Ares to steal his power and side with Odin. Had he really told them his true intention, then Odin wouldn't have the advantage to accumulate more power to build the World Tree and become eternal. Likewise, he could have just inform the Mystics about this so they can gather the humans instead of resorting to Let's You and Him Fight.
  • Secret Test of Character: He's testing humanity whether they are strong enough to defeat a powerful god like Odin. He's also testing his children because he wants them to experience what it's like to be with the humans.
  • Shock and Awe: Can't have Zeus without his trademark lightning. In his case, he conjures lightning from his thunder staff and hand moves (because he's a God)
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He does wear a chiton and armor straps, but is otherwise topless.

    Athena 
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Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori

Greek Mythology's Goddess of Wisdom and Strategy, as well as Zeus' favorite daughter. In the WO universe, she arrives at the mortal realm to search for her half-brother, Perseus, who rebelled against their father.


  • Combo: Athena has two kinds of Charge attacks, one that glows red, which petrifies any enemies caught in it, and one that glow yellow, which looked normal at first, but will cause additional multi-hit blasts when hitting a petrified enemy... especially when grouped.
  • Cool Mask: She wears a golden mask which covers the upper part of her head including her eyes. When she removes it, she actually has a beautiful face.
  • Daddy's Girl: She loves her father very much and is loyal to him.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Once she joins the coalition, she begins to warm up with her human allies.
  • Dramatic Unmask: After realizing her limitations, she removes her mask revealing her long blonde hair and beautiful face. Naotora gasps when she sees Athena's true face and remarks about how different she is when she speaks.
  • Expy: Design-wise, she looks like Elysium of Soulcalibur V who based her form from the series' main heroine, Sophitia who is deceased at that time. Both characters even have the same sword and shield weaponry.
  • Informed Attribute: She is said to be the goddess of wisdom and strategy. And yet in the game, she never demonstrates her skill as a tactician except for the part of taking Liu Shan hostage just to force his officers to follow her demands. Being the goddess of justice is consistent but her single-minded pursuit on Perseus, her lack of understanding human behavior and her limited perception of them handed her every single defeat by the coalition. Even her own father Zeus outsmarts her in terms of planning.
  • Inspector Javert: She's very dedicated in finding and capturing Perseus. While her justification of her mission is to apprehend him for stealing the bracelets, it turns out that it's very personal because she and Perseus were close only to feel betrayed. Her mission ends when Da Ji captures Perseus, who is actually Loki. In her camp conversation, Athena denies that her pursuit is personal and she's doing it out of duty.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: After her brother's betrayal, she stays with the coalition for a while until she observes their courage and perseverance. Afterwards, she begins to see humanity in a different light and asks them to lend her their strength to save the world.
  • Knight Templar: She would do anything to hunt down Perseus for stealing the bracelets even if it means keeping the Emperor of Shu as a hostage in order to force his officers to fight their family and friends.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: When she takes her mask off and lets her long hair down, it symbolizes her complete Heel–Face Turn.
  • Light 'em Up: She utilizes her shield as two mechanical wings of light, evoking the image of an angel.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She really has no idea why her father rebuilt the WO universe.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Her weapon is called the Aegis Shield which she uses to throw, spam lasers and crush enemies when enlarged.
  • Ms. Fanservice: It's not much by Warriors standards, but Athena is still a goddess with a gorgeous body clad in a skimpy armor/chiton combo that exposes much of her cleavage, arms and legs. Taken up a notch when she unmasks and reveals her beautiful face and blonde hair.
  • Must Make Amends: She admits that she must take responsibility for letting Perseus get away with the bracelets. Too bad Perseus is actually Loki and he just lures her in for his plans. And after Ares' defection to the Asgardians, she insists that she must solely take responsibility for the events that had happened.
  • Sibling Team: She and her brother, Ares, lead their forces against the coalition while searching for Perseus and aiding their father in his plans.
  • She's Got Legs: Big, shapely ones that she's not unwilling to flaunt.
  • Smug Super: Not to the extent as her brother Ares, but she still considers humans as lower beings and doesn't understand why they resist. Her opinion on humanity changes when she joins their side in response to Ares' betrayal and starts to make friends with them.
  • Stripperriffic: A low-key version by Warriors standards, but she is still light on clothing. Her armor is sleeveless and exposes much of her cleavage, and the lower chiton exposes much of her legs.
  • Taken for Granite: She can also use her shield to petrify enemies just like Medusa. This is a Shout-Out from Greek Mythology where after Perseus beheaded Medusa and used her head as a weapon, he gave it to Athena who placed it on her aegis shield.

    Perseus 
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Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

Son of Zeus and the mortal Danae. He was the greatest Greek hero who had slayed Medusa and saved Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus. In the WO universe, he dislikes his father's meddling on the humans so he rebels against him. Or so it seems. It turns out that "Perseus" is actually Loki, the Norse God of Mischief, who is manipulating the characters since the beginning and is in cohorts with Odin.


  • Adaptational Heroism: As Loki, he's given a very sympathetic background where his friends were killed by Odin during Ragnarok and all the manipulations that he did was to get closer to him so he can avenge his friends' death. This is in contrast to his mythological counterpart who tricked an awful lot of people, some of them like Baldur to fatal ends, just for his own amusement.
  • Best Served Cold: His entire plan post-Ragnarok is to kill Odin for having killed his friends. Everything he does until then is to serve that purpose.
  • Betrayal by Offspring: He rebels against his father, Zeus, because of his meddling on the human world and this got his half-sister, Athena, arriving at the mortal realm to look for him. Except that he is not related to Zeus and Athena because he's actually Loki.
  • Cool Mask: Like Athena, he also wears a golden mask which covers his hair. He wears this to hide his true identity as Loki.
  • Evil Costume Switch: As Loki, he sheds the white chiton, revealing the dark blue attire he is wearing all along. His blond hair is also revealed to a disguise; his hair is actually light blue.
  • Flechette Storm: How he summons the Sacred Treasures which is very similar to Gilgamesh's Gate of Babylon.
  • Foreshadowing: There are a lot of hints regarding the mystery surrounding Perseus, namely:
    • His Weapon of Choice is a wooden spear called Mistilteinn which is actually of Norse origin. This may seem odd for a Greek hero to wield an item from Norse mythology unless one would research that Mistilteinn means "mistletoe" and this weapon is used to kill Balder, the son of Odin and Frigg, whose weakness is a mistletoe. The mastermind behind his death is no other than Loki who tricked Balder's blind twin brother, Höðr, into unknowingly killing him.
    • Despite joining the rebel forces near the end of chapter one, Perseus remains unplayable unlike the mystic guides (Nuwa, Fu Xi, Taigong Wang, Yoshitsune and Kaguya) who became playable after finishing one or two of the early missions. Then, he seemingly goes missing at the start of chapter four and reveals himself as Loki in the middle of the chapter.
    • When Perseus first joins the rebel forces, he informs them that his half-sister, Athena, saw him stealing the bracelets and followed him into the mortal world to search for him. However, Athena doesn't go to the mortal world yet because only two bracelets, which were held by Lu Bu and Nobunaga, were activated at that time which prevents her from chasing her half-brother. It's only when she witnessed Naotora's activation of her deification form that she goes down to the mortal world with her army. This makes Perseus an Unreliable Expositor which makes sense because as Loki, he is stirring conflict among the humans and mystics in order for more supernatural beings to arrive and the rest of the bracelets to be activated. All of this to ensure Odin's arrival to the mortal world.
    • Other Greek gods in the game wear Greek sandals, whereas Perseus wears modern-looking shoes, much like Odin.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has light blond hair and is initially the only Greek god/demigod who fully trusts the humans. The revelation of his double-faced nature is accompanied by his hair turning light blue, revealing that it was dyed.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: He happens to have several Sacred Treasures hidden somewhere and summons them out from thin air. In his camp conversation with Yukimura, he admits that the Sacred Treasures that he conjured are illusions that copy the abilities of the real ones.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He disguises himself as Perseus and pretends to seek help on the humans headed by the joint forces of Sun Quan, Liu Bei, Shingen, Kenshin and Naotora in order to not let the bracelets fall into the wrong hands. He even acts as a guide for Naotora, Yukimura and Guan Yinping when they use the Ouroborus bracelets to activate their Deification forms, while making himself benevolent to them. Turns out he's using them to bring his master, Odin, into their world by letting them wear the bracelets which would allow the supernatural beings to enter and creating a wide scale war among the humans and the gods. And as it turns out he's actually planning against Odin to kill him, and even leaves his former human comrades the tools necessary to do this.
  • Master of Illusion: He disguises as Perseus which trick the likes of Athena and Ares who thought that their half-brother betrayed them.
  • Not Too Dead to Save the Day: After Odin kills and resurrects him as a puppet in the final stage of 4, Loki still manages to warn the heroes to focus their attention on Odin and ignore him, as he is already dead.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: His disguise as Perseus just amounts to wearing a cloak and a face-obscuring mask as well as changing his hair color from light blue to blonde.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Though Loki had planned to backstab Odin (which ends in his death) for a long time, it's heavily implied that befriending Yukimura and Yinping is what keeps him motivated to do it.
  • Revenge: Though his plans are to ensure that Odin arrives in the mortal world, his real purpose is to avenge the deaths of his friends who were killed by Odin during Ragnarok.
  • Sole Survivor: Other than Odin, the only Norse god to survive Ragnarok.
  • The Starscream: He maybe on Odin's side but he's bidding his time to enact his revenge on him. He even helps his former human allies, particularly Yukimura, by providing the necessary tools to defeat Odin.
  • Storm of Blades: His musou attack lets him summon the Sacred Treasures and launches them at his target.
  • The Trickster: He's not the Norse God of Mischief for nothing.
    • He tricks his human allies and pretends to be good friends with them most especially Yukimura and Guan Yinping. When he reveals his true identity, the two are distraught.
    • He also fools Ares and Athena by disguising himself as Perseus and letting them believe that he betrayed them.
  • Walking Spoiler: Anything about this guy is a huge spoiler.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Ever since the reveal that Loki disguises himself as Perseus, there's no mention on the real Perseus or his whereabouts. It's even unknown if Perseus really exists as it was mentioned that Loki pretends to be him after Ragnarok. note .
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Loki's real hair color is light blue.

    Ares 
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Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa

Greek Mythology's God of War as well as Athena's brother, Perseus' half-brother and Zeus's son.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Downplayed. There are some depictions of Ares that made him a pretty boy, but that's mostly a minority compared to depictions of Ares that made him a Rated M for Manly man to showcase his bloodlust and rampage more. Here, he's prettier, though also sporting a fierce face like Lu Bu.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In Greek mythology, he's hated by his fellow Olympians including his own father and sister because of his bloodthirsty and violent nature. In the game, he's in amicable terms with Athena who doesn't have any malice towards him even when he betrays his father. His relationship with Zeus is more complicated as he's frustrated at him for not telling his plans while Zeus wants to help his son become a better person.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He thinks humans would obey him because he's a god and tries to deceive them with empty promises. Unfortunately, Mitsunari and Cao Pi sees through his deception and outsmarts him. Then, there's Odin and Loki who discard him like trash.
  • Cleavage Window: His shirt exposed his abs in the middle which extends to his abdomen.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Implied in his camp conversation with Naotora where he glances at her body and approves of her being the bracelet holder of Aphrodite, who is his lover in mythology.
  • Evil Laugh: He does this when he uses his Musou. This shows that no one should mess with the God of War.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He betrays his father after learning that he wants to rebuild the WO universe for flimsy reasons. Prior to that, he made an alliance with Odin in exchange with ruling the mortal world together. This causes Athena to eventually side with humanity.
  • Fantastic Racism: He distrusts demigods like Perseus and looks down on humans.
  • Female Gaze: In contrast with Athena’s armor (albeit quite skimpy), he wears no armor and instead wears a rather tight suit. As a result, the camera sometimes makes some focus on his rear or chest during cinematic cutscenes.
  • Guyliner: Somehow sports red winged eyeliners, which adds more to his pretty boy looks.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Ares is quite impatient and quick to anger.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: He holds two dragon-shaped spears which can turn into a dragon called Typhon which he can ride on it and use it to breathe fire, suck in enemies and blow them away.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After siding with the humans, he begins to see them in a different light though he is acting like a snob to his new allies. In his camp conversation, he encourages Cao Pi to enjoy his life knowing that mortal life is short and advises Naotora, of all people, to stop looking down on herself. He even warns his father not to meddle with the humans for his own amusement.
  • Jerkass Gods: He aids his father in rebuilding the WO universe and merging both Chinese and Japanese time periods with the belief that they would rule the mortal world. And he's also a prick towards his human allies.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Like Athena, he doesn't know his father's true intention of rebuilding Orochi's world and is very frustrated of being kept in the dark. This causes him to side with the Norse gods and when he thought that Zeus wants to fight and have fun, Ares is understandably pissed about this that he attacked his own father.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Despite being the God of War, his arrogance costs him every single battle he had against the humans. He even tries to manipulate his mortal allies into cooperating with him but they see through his lies and consider him as a good-for-nothing douchebag. In Greek mythology, he really fits this trope like a glove as he got consistently kicked around by demigods and gods.
  • Never My Fault: He never blames himself for his failures and usually pins it on his human allies or some cases, the bracelets.
  • Out-Gambitted: Ares' condescending attitude and Hair-Trigger Temper leaves him short-sighted and unable to see deceit, which means it's surprisingly easy for this to happen to him:
    • He coerces Cao Pi and Mitsunari to fight for him by giving them the Ouroboros bracelets and promising them that they would rule the mortal world. But he does this separately so that there would be no competition. Cao Pi foresees his intentions and warns him that others would see his deception. Ares doesn't listen and as predicted, Mitsunari and Hideyoshi eventually see through his lies, betray him and side with the coalition. Cao Pi hangs around for a while to find out the gods' plans until he leaks his findings to the coalition through his father, Cao Cao, and defects to their side once they arrived in the gods' main base.
    • Likewise, Ares' deal with Odin backfires when the latter steals his power and Loki reveals that Odin has no intention in keeping his end of his bargain.
  • Sibling Team: He and his sister, Athena, lead their forces against the coalition while looking for Perseus.
  • Smug Super: He has low regard on the humans and manipulates his mortal allies by offering them the title as "King of Men". Too bad he underestimates them and in every defeat, he starts to lose his patience. He stops being arrogant near the end after Yukimura and Guan Yinping saved him from Odin and realizes the error of his ways.
  • Spanner in the Works: He nearly foils his father's plan to stop Odin by siding with the Norse god and stealing his father's power with the mistaken belief that he rebuilds the world just to have fun with the humans. This actually accelerates Odin's plan to plant Yggdrasil for total destruction.
  • This Cannot Be!: His usual reaction whenever the humans defeat him.
  • War God: The Greek god of war, to be specific.

    Odin 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/52_odin.png

Voiced by: Sota Arai

Norse Mythology's counterpart of Zeus, the Allfather of the Norse gods and the king of Asgard. In the WO universe, he survived Ragnarok, a world-shattering event that killed all of other the Norse gods apart from him and Loki. After this event, he becomes obsessed with power.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Odin is usually portrayed as a Grandpa God with a longed beard. In this game? He's beardless and handsome.
  • Adaptational Villainy: This version of Odin, in addition to looking very sinister, is an Omnicidal Maniac intent on destroying all life and only cares about himself, a very deep contrast to the benevolent Allfather of Asgard most people are familiar with.
  • Big Bad: He serves this role in the fourth game. Turns out that he shares this with Loki.
  • Bishōnen: He's quite the looker. Granted, Ares and Loki are in on the action too, but it's especially notable on Odin as he is most definitely not the white-bearded Grandpa God version of Odin most people are familiar with.
  • Drunk with Power: He gathered knowledge and power to survive Ragnarok which he did. But afterwards, he becomes overly ambitious and arrogant, and seeks to destroy anyone who gets in his way.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Just when he's busy gloating, Loki attacks him from the back, which angers him. But Odin responds quickly by controlling him and forcing him to fight his former human allies.
  • Evil Laugh: He shares a few of this which is appropriate for a bad guy like him.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Downplayed, as only one of his eyes are always shut-his left eye (which, for extra measure, is covered by his hat).
  • Final Boss: For the fourth game. Loki is also another boss but Odin controls him.
  • Flying Broomstick: His normal walking animation has him do this with Gungnir, albeit with both legs hanging off the right.
  • Immortals Fear Death: All his actions are fueled by his fear of dying.
  • It's All About Me: For someone who wants to conquer other worlds and eradicate life, he only cares about himself. In his camp conversation with Zhang Jiao, the latter tries to appeal him to use his powers for the greater good, which Odin scoffs off because he doesn't care about that.
    Zhang Jiao: You are a god, with unbridled power at your fingertips. You could save so many if you used your strength for the good of the people.
    Odin: Hehe...You jest, surely. My strength is solely to prevent my own demise. I care not a jot about the people...
    Zhang Jiao: Arghh...You have such might, yet you use it solely for yourself. This is most lamentable...
  • Mad God: His victory on Ragnarok made him insane to the point that he would do anything for total annihilation and conquest of the entire universe. This is Zeus' entire reason of rebuilding Orochi's world and bringing all the heroes back: to trap this mad god and gather enough strength to defeat him.
  • Mortality Phobia: Ever since he survived Ragnarok, he's afraid of dying. Because of this, he wants to destroy all living beings because he considers them as threats to his survival. In his camp conversation with Orochi X, the latter consider him a pathetic excuse for a god who cannot accept death as the way of the world.
  • Multiversal Conqueror: He nearly becomes this, claiming that he's the ruler of all worlds.
  • Nice Hat: Unlike the famous winged Viking helmet that he usually wear in most portrayals, this version of Odin wears a leather hat with a feather on it. This is Truth in Television because his other name is "Odin the Wanderer" who travels around the nine realms seeking knowledge and early depictions portray him as an old man with a pointy hat that looked like Gandalf the Grey.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: In contrast to Orochi and Tamamo, Odin's real objective is to destroy all life itself. His reasoning is that he wants to escape his destruction after surviving Ragnarok which was prophesied that he would die on that event. He's willing to eliminate those who threaten his life including all living things.
  • Purposely Overpowered: He is not playable until you finish the story. Given how he has a time spell, which allows the player a rather nifty 15 second leeway of time to wreak havoc while the opponent cannot do anything at all, as his normal magic (meaning it costs little in Magic Gauge to use), there's little wonder Koei made players complete the story before he is unlocked.
  • Orbital Bombardment: His Musou attack shows his weapon being launched to outer space and bombarding it to his enemies like a missile.
  • Sole Survivor: He is said to be the only Norse god to survive Ragnarok. It turns out that he's not alone.
  • Spared By Adaptation: Subverted. In the actual mythologies, Odin was actually one of the first casualties of Ragnarok, devoured by Fenrir in the early-mid stages of Ragnarok. He survived that this time. But his plan to destroy life as a response ended up leading him to his own death in another manner.
  • Time Stands Still: His weapon, Gungnir, lets him freeze time which gave him the advantage to attack his targets.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Towards the end, he rants that he is a god and is more powerful than the rest. Several mortal characters who are present at the battle give him the classic Shut Up, Hannibal! speech.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Odin has white hair, and is a malevolent god bent on destroying all life.

    Diamondback 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mizuchi_wo4.png

Voiced by: Kouhei Fukuhara

For unclear reasons, this serpent generic somehow has a little more important role than any other of his fellow generics. Similar to Gyuki and Dodomeki, except that he never become playable, until Warriors Orochi 4.


  • Amusing Injuries: He miraculously survives Orochi's attack when he activates his Musou and from being flatten by his own Sacred Treasure. He's basically the Warriors version of Will E. Coyote.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's treated like shit by everyone because no one can't take his ego seriously. Despite being playable, his musou attack and unique magic attack shows him being attacked by his boss or falling into his own Sacred Treasure.
  • Dirty Coward: He runs without any resistance upon seeing Orochi X, and leave the rest of everything to his human allies. But considering Orochi X became a Bad Boss by executing him in the second game, we can't completely blame him.
  • Elite Mooks: Double Subverted. He is, by any means, not stronger than the other serpent generics storywise. However, he is the commander for Orochi Army in several stages, therefore has enhancement aura activated at those occasions, which do actually make him stronger than his fellow generics, gamewise.
  • The Generic Guy: His main purpose is to either defend a specific position or to serve as a commander when other unique characters aren't present.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: His Musou shows him about to wield his "awesome" power... except Orochi, who is not amused at Diamondback using his scythe without his permission, is right behind him. Orochi then proceeds to slash the serpent officer, sending him flying towards his enemies.
  • Joke Character: This is his position right down to having the same moveset as his boss.
  • Moveset Clone: He uses a considerably weakened version of Orochi's moveset.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: So much so that some fans even consider him as the Warriors Orochi version of Yuan Shu, for their big and misplaced ego. Heck, in DLC stage "Keiji's Theme", he self-proclaims this epic asskicking music to be his own theme song! Keiji Maeda is obviously less than impressed.
  • The Starscream: In a DLC stage "Every Snake Has Its Days", he declares independence and lead all other serpent generics (except Dodomeki, Gyuki, and their respective clones) to betray Demon Army led by Kiyomori. He also enlists the aid from Nobunaga, Zuo Ci, and several other humans to be his allies. But, unexpectedly for him, after Kiyomori ends up being defeated, the evil sorcerer summons Orochi X, which causes Diamondback to run away.
  • Theme Naming: His Japanese name, Mizuchi, is derived from a Japanese dragon or serpent-like creature. His English name, Diamondback, on the other hand, is derived from a snake species.
  • Unexplained Recovery:
    • He got decapitated by Orochi X for fearing the enemy, twice (albeit in different storylines), yet comes the third game and he's very much alive and kicking, acting as the commander for the Demon Army in many battles.
    • It's implied that Hydra's power is the one who cause the constant revival of Demon Army generals, proven by Kiyomori's constant revival in one of the stages where you have to confront the Hydra.

Debuted in Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate

    Gaia 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gaia_wou4.jpg

Voiced by: Saori Hayami

The primal Mother Nature goddess and the ancestral mother of all life. She has the power to bring everyone together in order to save the world. She also possesses the ability to bring to life memories of the Earth.


  • Anthropomorphic Personification: She is the embodiment of the planet Earth.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: She is the mother of all the Titans (who are also the parents of the Olympian gods such as Zeus) and the Giants. Her weapon is Hecatoncheires, one of her children.
  • Self-Constructed Being: At the beginning of time, she gave up her physical body as a price of giving birth to Earth. In the game, she gets a new body in the form of a lady.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Her physical form is a young woman, yet she wields the Hecantocheires, a gigantic creature with a hundred hands.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Gaia is Zeus' grandmother, yet she looks as if she is his daughter. In her official profile, she gave up her corporeal body after she gave birth to the world and in the game, she takes the form of a young woman.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has reddish-pink hair.

    Hades 
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Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki

Greek Mythology's God of the Dead and king of the underworld. Also Zeus' older brother. He is very tolerant with humans and gods. Since he usually spends his time in the Underworld, he does not often interact with the other gods, but he makes it a point to keep an eye on Zeus.


    Yang Jian 
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Voiced by: Daisuke Matsubara

Also known as Erlang Shen, the nephew of the Jade Emperor. He's a Taoist Mystic who is calm and collected. He comes to the new world to quell the chaos and accompanying him is his trusty dog, Xiaotian.


Notable NPC

    Hydra/God of Destruction 
The personification of Orochi's power, influenced by the will of the dimensional world, the God of Destruction is a mindless creature which only seeks the total destruction of the world. Its initial form is the Hydra, a gigantic eight-headed snake who suddenly appeared out of nowhere and killed many of the heroes, forcing the survivors to use Kaguya's time travel powers to save them. Its real name is only revealed in 4.
  • Animalistic Abomination: A gigantic, eight-headed fire-breathing snake who came completely out of nowhere? You bet it is.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: In 4, Odin seeks to summon the God of Destruction, the only being powerful enough to raise Yggdrasil.
  • Barrier Maiden:
    • Although it seeks the world's destruction, the God of Destruction is also the only thing that supports the world from crumbling. The heroes are thus faced with a Morton's Fork: either let themselves be killed by it, or defeat it and cause armageddon. Ultimate retcons this by letting the world stay intact after the God of Destruction is defeated.
    • Repeated in 4, where the deaths of both the God of Destruction and the real Orochi cause the world to begin collapsing.
  • Big Bad: For the third game.
  • Bishōnen Line: Played straight. Its first form is the eight-headed snake. When all of them are defeated, each head returns and shapeshifts into an Orochi clone. When all eight are defeated, they unite into a single Orochi X clone.
  • Closest Thing We Got: Most of Orochi's followers (such as Da Ji and Kiyomori Taira) dislike the God of Destruction for being a mindless Orochi wannabe, but they still support it because it's the closest thing they got to their former master.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: In 3, it is only ever referred to as the Hydra (or Youja, "Demon Snake" in Japanese). The Orochi clones that it spawns after it is defeated doesn't have a name. It is properly named in 4.
  • Playing with Fire: Pretty much its main attack, in some variants. Either with Hellfire, fire breath, Fireballs, etc.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Plays the same role as Orochi and is a literal snake.
  • The Soulless: It is manifestation of Orochi's raw power without his consciousness. It can also manifests in Orochi's humanoid form.
  • Turns Red: Everytime one head will attack, the said head will turns red.
    • Strangely enough, there's usually one of its heads which will turns blue instead, although basically it functions all the same.

    Heavenly Emperor 

Japanese spelling: Tentei (of "Tiandi")

Shangdi, otherwise known as the Celestial Emperor, is a mythological figure who rules Heaven and is considered one of the most important deities in Taoism, Buddhism, and other folk religions.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Surprisingly averted. Even though he's the Top God in a World of Badass, he himself only knows some basic swordplay and entrusts his subordinates with taking down the demons. He is quite proficient at sealing away evil monsters, but that takes a bit of work on his part.
  • Cool Old Guy: At one point, he tells our heroes to leave him behind and get away from Orochi's forces after an injury prevents him from going very far. Quite modest of somebody called the Heavenly Emperor.
  • Nice Hat: Of course the Emperor of the mystic realm has a big golden mianguan.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Gives the humans the knowledge they need to take down Tamamo.
  • Top God: The leader of the mystics and a literal emperor.
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