Galford Weiler

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An American ninja who fights for justice and truth. He will stop at nothing to get rid of evil and fight for justice. Before he was taught Ninjutsu, Galford was a sailor.  During one of his travels, he was told by a crewmate about the art of Ninjutsu (Hanzo Hattori). This caused Galford to leave his home and to seek out training under the arts of Ninjutsu and Japan. Galford was taught the art of Koga style Ninjutsu by a Kunoichi named Ayame - the wife of Hanzo's master. After many years of training as a Koga ninja, Galford's ninjato, the Justice Blade was made. He fused the bullet that killed his father into the metal, and carved names of his family onto the blade. Galford is always accompanied by his faithful furry friend, Poppie. It's also speculated that Galford has had a crush on Nakoruru for quite some time.
Galford's father was an honorable sheriff who stood up for justice with an iron fist. Sadly, he was shot and killed by a criminal while covering a young Galford with his body. His father's dying words were to "become strong", and he swore to fulfill his father's last wish. Galford took the bullet that killed his father and carried it with him. After the murder of his father, it was then that Galford decided to leave home and become a sailor.

In Samurai Shodown Sen, Galford learns the location of his father's murderer and decides to seek revenge. In his ending, Galford feels homesick and spies on his home. He sees his mother talking to a man he doesn't recognize and smiling, a sight Galford hasn't seen in years. Assured of her happiness, Galford leaves to continue his life as a ninja.
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Samurai Shodown



Samurai Shodown 2, Samurai Shodown 3, Samurai Shodown 4, Samurai Shodown 5, Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Samurai Shodown 6, Samurai Shodown Sen, Samurai Shodown 64, Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage, Samurai Shodown: Pocket, Samurai Shodown: Pocket 2, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS


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Page Updated:  June 14th, 2021

I've been a fan of Galford since the very first time I saw him in the original Samurai Shodown. Something about his attire is just plain cool. He's not your typical "boring" 90's ninja. He's got a noticeably cool fighting stance (which interestingly evolved between SS1 to SS2), and his moveset is superb as well. Galford is not only a great-looking character, he's an incredibly clever design. The fact that he fights alongside his pet dog was very innovative to fighting games (especially in 1993). His "American ninja" theme is also a pretty cool aspect of his design and adds to his originality. 

Overall, Galford brings a great amount of personality to the Samurai Shodown series and only improved throughout the sequels. He's always been a fun character and one that adds personality and diversity to Samurai Shodown's roster. And finally, it must be mentioned (for the youngins out there) that Galford is the original blonde-haired ninja... waaaaaaay before Naruto. And by the way, if anyone was ever dense enough to call Galford a rip-off of Naruto, you have my permission to smack them in the face. :)

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