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The woman was simply a killer, one who had never tasted satisfaction. She eventually began to destroy evil spirits to keep things challenging. She slayed many of them until one day she became possessed by one. But even then, she did not stop killing. She continued her aggressive way of life, until the world was calling her "Shura", meaning "Bloodshed".

The spirit that had possessed her was in search of a powerful body so that it could return from the dead. As for the woman, she simply wanted someone worth killing. Together, they transformed from one strong warrior to an even stronger warrior. The spirit still searches for a perfect body, with the woman still looking for someone strong enough to satisfy her.

Shura uses a dual katana fighting style, but actually wields 4 swords on her body. Whether or not she uses all 4 swords during battle is unknown. She was designed by Hiroya Oku of Gantz fame. She uses Cervantes's fighting style.


Soul Calibur 4



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Page Updated:  May 23rd, 2019

I remember fighting against a surprising number of Shura in my Soul Calibur 4 days... those were fun times and that game is underrated.

Shura's "double Katana" style would have been a unique weapon style to the series... but, unfortunately, she fights exactly like Cervantes. :/ Booooo.... I along with all other SC4 players was hoping Namco was going to give her a unique moveset. But boooohooooo.

As an "alternative" to picking that cocky old pirate, Cerv, Shura did offer some appreciated eye candy in Soul Calibur 4. Though skimpy, her outfit is fairly well-designed... but not as ornate as Soul Calibur's main roster. Still, I didn't mind fighting against her all that much.

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