"Fighting isn't all there is to the Art of War. The men who think that way, and are satisfied to have food to eat and a place to sleep, are mere vagabonds. A serious student is much more concerned with training his mind and disciplining his spirit than with developing martial skills"
― Eiji Yoshikawa, Musashi
"A samurai's body is the manifestation of his spirit. To have a strong body, you must have a strong spirit. So your inner self must cultivated just as much as your outer shell."
― Katsuichi to his student, Miyamoto Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)
"As a samurai, you must strive for perfection in body and spirit! Duty and honor are the essence of Bushido, the way of the warrior, and should be preserved even at the cost of your own life."
― Katsuichi to his student, Miyamoto Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)

The archetype for a character who is a samurai. Variation of Soldier.

Also Called

  • Bushidō
  • Daimyo
  • Feudal Soldier 
  • Shogun

Properties

Samurai are hereditary military officials in feudal japan. They were in charge of keeping up the law from the Taika era to the Meiji era. Samurai were prestigious upper-class warriors. They were trained to police towns and prevent crimes. They were in charge of protection and defense. They protected citizens from robbery and invading forces. Samurai were also in charge of winning wars. They fight in battles to claim new territory. Samurai have a strong sense of poetry. Many samurai had the honor to write haiku. Samurais were excellent swordsmen and many wore iron-plated armor. However, some samurais are depicted without armor. They follow the Bushido code of honor. This means they value wisdom, patience, and serenity. Upon dishonor, they have duty to commit Seppuku. 

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Known Users

  • Afro (Afro Samurai)
  • Shinigami/Soul Reapers (Bleach)
  • Samurai Ifrit (Beyblade)
  • Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana (DC Comics)
  • Sam-R-I (Dexter's Laboratory)
  • Assassin/Kojirou Sasaki (Fate/Stay Night)
  • Saber/Souji Okita (Fate/Grand Order)
  • Various Characters (Gamaran)
  • Various Characters (Gintama)
  • Ghostdog (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai)
  • Bakunetsumaru (Superior Defender Gundam Force)
  • Members of the Yamada Clan (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Tamiya Gantetsusai (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Nya/Samurai X (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Goemon Ishikawa XIII (Lupin the III)
  • Keniuchio Harada/Silver Samurai (Marvel Comics)
  • Soujiro (My New Wife Is Forcing Herself To Smile)
  • Samurai of the Land of Iron (Naruto)
    • Mifune
  • Various Characters (No Need For Bushido)
  • Doku (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Samurai/Swordsmen (One Piece)
    • Ryuma
    • Roronoa Zoro
    • Kine'mon
    • Hyogoro
    • Ashura Doji
    • Kawamatsu
    • Kozuki Oden
  • Kamikaze/Atomic Samurai (One-Punch Man)
  • Centiskorch (Pokemon)
  • The Samurai Power Rangers (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Ryoma (Power Stone)
  • Various Characters (Samurai Champloo)
    • Jin
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Scarlet Samurai (Danny Phantom)
  • Various Characters (Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Various Characters (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • The Black Samurai (Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword)
  • Mifune (Soul Eater)
  • Various Characters (The Samurai Mysteries series)
  • Hatsu (Tower of God)
  • Various Characters (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Various Characters (Vagabond)
  • Samurai (The Ghost of Tsushima)
    • Jin Sakai
    • Lord Shimura

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