Gaoh Kyougoku Hinowanokami



Unable to stand the chaos and famine that his people bore, Gaoh, the hero of all heroes, sets his sights on the Shogun. Gaoh was once a loyal general to the Tokugawa clan and lord to the land of Hinowa. He is one of the previous mentors to the clan's heir, Yoshitora. However, Yoshitora and his father became indifferent to the land during the Tenmei famine and the country was thrown into more chaos as a result. Concerned about the well being of his countrymen, he decides to rebel against his lord with an army of powerful warriors until he is defeated by Yoshitora. He begs for his pupil to become shogun for the sake of the people, which Yoshitora finally accepts as his responsibility. Demon Gaoh is his alternate form. Gaoh was designed by the creator of "Rurouni Kenshin", Watsuki Nobuhiro and is based off of Oda Nobunaga.

Samurai Shodown 5


Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Samurai Shodown 6, Card Fighters Clash DS



Page Updated:  Oct. 3rd, 2019

I didn't think Nobunaga himself would end up in Samurai Shodown... heh heh. In a way, Gao is "generic" compared to other personas from the series, but as a more traditional-looking character, he definitely fits in. As the newer boss of the series, he also gets automatic badass points. Gaoh's only real flaw as a fighting game design, is that his animations are a bit "stiff"... compare his animations with some characters from SS3 & SS4, and you'll immediately see it. Otherwise, he's a boss. 

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