Claude in Samurai Shodown Sen
Full nameClaude
BirthdateMarch 18, 1762; 29 years old
BirthplaceLesphia Kingdom (レスフィーア王国, Resufīa Ōkoku)
Height187cm (6'2")
Weight72kg (159 lbs)
Blood typeAB
Family/RelativesMother, father, younger brother (he has not seen his family in 10 years)
Job/OccupationWarrior monk
LikesThe armor the monk gave him, training
DislikesRaw fish, doubts
Special skillFixing old books
Most unpleasantHis lost memories
WeaponAn unnamed Japanese sword
Fighting styleBusshouji Temple Style (仏生寺流, busshouji-ryu); a technique taught at his temple

Claude (クロード, Kurōdo) is a character introduced in Samurai Shodown Sen.


He is a guard from a foreign kingdom who was washed ashore Japan with Suzu ten years before the game begins. Realizing that they may never see their home again and suffering under amnesia, he adopts the land's culture and trains himself in kendo with a respectable monk. One night, he was attacked by someone who hailed from his home country. Curious, he journeys away from his residence to investigate.

Claude regains his memories when he faces Golba. He learns that he was a hero who frequently rebelled against the villain in the past. After he learns Golba's plot, he takes it upon himself to defeat him. In his ending, he saves Suzuhime and decides to send her to her home in Lesphia. However, once he sees her loved ones calling out to her, he can't bring himself to say his wishes and leaves unnoticed. Several years later, he ascends the ranks of his temple as the head priest.


Claude is a devout believer in religion and a serious combatant. He seems torn between his present status in Japan and his past life in Lesphia.

Fighting StyleEdit

Claude fights using powerful one hit attacks which can half an opponent's life bar. He can combo these strikes together, making him an easy to use character for beginners. His main drawback is his range and his speed as he recovers at a rather slow rate from his slash attacks.

Game AppearancesEdit

Gallery Edit


  • The temple he's staying at is Busshouji temple located in Mito, Ibaraki
  • Upon deciding to stay in Japan, he takes a similarly sounding japanese name 玄人 (kurouto), meaning "expert". Under this name, he represents his temple on imperial tournament organized by Amori clan.