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Amakusa
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Amakusa in Samurai Shodown VI.
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Full nameShiro Tokisada Amakusa
Birthdate?
Birthplace?
Height? (estimated 181 cm; 5'11")
Weight?
Blood type?
Family/RelativesAn unnamed Polish woman (lover, deceased), Tenhime (lover, deceased; RPG only)
Job/OccupationWanderer
LikesBeautiful things (that is, only things that suit his aesthetic tastes), the skull of his beloved
DislikesUgly things (that is, everything that doesn't suit his aesthetic tastes)
HobbiesMakeup
Most unpleasant"The spirit of Evil I created."
WeaponGadamer Gem (ガダマーの宝珠, Gadamer Gem), a magical orb

Shiro Tokisada Amakusa (天草 四郎 時貞, Amakusa Shirō Tokisada) is a recurring boss and playable character in the Samurai Showdown series. He is based on the historical Amakusa Shirō, who led a Christian rebellion in the Shimabara region of Japan where the bakufu army crushed his revolt and executed him. Though his portrayal bears similarities with the Amakusa in Makai Tensho, the developers haven't confirmed if he was particularly based on him. According to Gamest Mook, he was a possible candidate for the Samurai Shodown 64 lineup but was taken out due to time constraints.

StoryEdit

Prior to to the events of Samurai Shodown, Amakusa is resurrected by the dark god Ambrosia; he uses the body of Shinzo Hattori (one of Hanzo's sons). His main plot involves him stealing the Palenke stone, which he intended to use to bring Ambrosia to the mortal world. The player prevents this from happening by defeating him. Upon his resurrection in Samurai Shodown IV, his spirit splits into two halves: one good and one evil. His evil counterpart is slain by Zankuro in the same game but his good side lives on thanks to Shinzo. During the events in Samurai Shodown II, he saves certain characters from Mizuki's wrath but is defeated, leaving only Shinzo's body for Hanzo to claim.

PersonalityEdit

He's a mad and vengeful spirit, resurrected by Ambrosia as a being of destruction to put up a new world order. Once he is relieved of the dark god's possession, he reverts to his living persona as a kind and merciful soul. He is a narcissist by nature, which is what originally lured him to Ambrosia's temptations.

True to the historical Christian Amakusa, he speaks of sin, mercy and salvation, especially in later appearances.

PowersEdit

  • Levitation - Amakusa has the power to levitate his weapon and other characters off the ground.
  • Teleport - Amakusa can teleport himself.
  • Multiple Attacks: Amakusa can deliver several slaps at once.
  • Fire Projectile: Amakusa has the ability to project a fiery image of a demon.

Fighting StyleEdit

Amakusa fights his opponents by attacking them with a levitating gem. He can direct the gem with an impressive range, able to smash his enemies from the air and ground level from nearly any distance easily. At times, his gem may not compensate for opponents close to him so he also has a multi-hitting slap attack when he is close. To confuse his adversaries, he may also teleport and hover above them before diving upon them with a damaging attack. He also projects fiery projectiles in the image of demons to his foes, making him a formidable long-distance fighter.

MusicEdit

  • Ankoku (Darkness) - Samurai Shodown
  • Kyoutai (Madhouse) - Samurai Shodown III
  • Movement to Tranquility - Samurai Shodown IV
  • Crazy Behavior 1, 2, 3 - Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits: Bushidou Retsuden

Voice ActorsEdit

  • Eiji Yano - Samurai Shodown ~ Samurai Shodown IV, Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara no Okurimono, Samurai Shodown VI (Anthology Redub)
  • Yū Daiki - Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture
  • Marcy Rae - Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture (English voice)
  • Kaneto Shiozawa - Samurai Shodown Dengeki drama CD series
  • Misuaki Madono - Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits: Bushidou Retsuden
  • Takashi Ōhara - Samurai Shodown V Special
  • Junji Majima - Samurai Shodown VI
  • Show Hayami - Samurai Spirits Oni

Game AppearancesEdit

Mobile AppearancesEdit

  • Samurai Spirits - Shimensouka (enemy character)
  • Samurai Spirits - Makai Rineki

Cameo AppearancesEdit

Anime AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Pattern of his normal attacks changed in every game in he has appeared so far.
  • His Polish lover was a tomboyish childhood friend who picked on him when they were younger. She grew up to be a fair yet strong lady. Apparently, he is beginning to forget what her expressions were like.

Similar CharactersEdit

CardsEdit

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SpritesEdit

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