"Remember...A true samurai does not look for a fight...but tries to avoid it."
― Katsuichi to his student, Miyamoto Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)

The archetype of a samurai without a master. Combination of Archetype:Samurai and Archetype:Avenger.

Also Called

  • Ex-Samurai
  • Fallen Samurai
  • Masterless Samurai
  • Wandering Samurai
  • Vagabond


Ronin are a class of masterless samurai who are created when they face dishonor and failed to commit seppuku or when their lord and master is slain or they never had one to begin with. Certain ronin will often seek revenge and desire avenge their fallen masters, but the majority often become wanderers, vagabonds, shugyosha (student warriors), assassins, and bandits. Those who want or are in need of employment, will either become mercenaries or yojimbo (bodyguards).

Associated Powers


Example Characters

  • Ronin Dragoon (Beyblade)
  • Nameless Character (DC Comics)
  • Various Characters (Ghost of Tsushima
    • Straw Hat Ronin
    • Ryuzo
  • Various Characters (Gintama)
  • Various Characters (One Piece)
  • Himura Kenshin (Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Various Characters (Samurai Champloo)
    • Jin
  • Various Characters (Usagi Yojimbo)
    • Miyamoto Usagi
  • Musashi Miyamoto (Vagabond)
  • The 47 Ronins (Various fictional interpretations of the 47 Ronins)
  • Miyamoto Musashi (Various fictional interpretations of Miyamoto Musashi)
  • Sakamoto Ryōma (Various fictional interpretations of Sakamoto Ryōma)


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