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Video Game / Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku

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"Born and bred a warrior, Samurai Jack is thrust into the future by his nemesis Aku. In his travels, Jack learns of a time portal that can reunite him with his ancient ancestors. Now he must battle Aku's minions across burning villages, massive forests, and the bustling Aku City to find the portal!"
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Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku is the second video game based on Cartoon Network's Samurai Jack. It was made for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Gamecube in 2004.

Tropes back, back in this game include:

  • 100% Completion: Rescuing all of the villagers and obtaining all the relics makes the game complete.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Right when Aku has Jack at his mercy, the Scotsman flies in on a plane, blows a hole in Aku's base and flies Jack out.
  • Big "NO!": Aku lets one out in the ending after Jack and the Scotsman escape from his base.
  • Bittersweet Ending: As with other plots from the franchise, Jack failed but did it with the help of friends.
  • Bullet Time: Jack can go through Zakai Mode by slowing down time to a crawl.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Exdor from "Jack versus the Ultra-Bots" returns in this game.
    • Mad Jack returns in this game.
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  • Excuse Plot: Jack has another attempt to get back to his timeline, but he fails yet again.
  • Exposition Fairy: The voice of the Emperor.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Aku has made brainwashing video games at Aku City, with Jack wondering what video games are.
  • Series Continuity Error:
    • Jack's father outright calls him Jack in the tutorial text, despite that not actually being his real name but something he went with in the future.
    • Aku doesn't recognize the Scotsman in the ending, even though in the series itself Aku personally put a bounty on him. From a Watsonian viewpoint, this is arguably in-character.

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