Created by Yuga, Gandara is a monstrous and sturdy puppet-servant composed of remnants from thousands of different corpses, as its personal guardian. However, as it attempts to place her plans into motion, it is engaged by Haohmaru and Shiki, who destroy Yuga in the body chastely created by Deku and Dekuina. Despite Gandara's overwhelming strength, it is also destroyed by the Kazama brothers, Sogetsu and Kazuki.

However, Yuga apparently anticipated its defeat. It subsequently resurrects itself and Gandara, and continues its plans, making a clone of Asura in the process. It sends this doppelganger to retrieve the freed Shiki, but he develops feelings for her instead. Taking this into account, the two Asuras both engage Yuga, destroying its body for good along with Gandara. In a desperate attempt to remain in the mortal realm, it possesses Shiki and Asura's child, Mikoto. It lives as the "Devil" side of Mikoto's power as a "dark presence". It almost succeeds in gaining complete control of Mikoto's body but Yuda, the product of the two Asuras' merge, destroys its spirit before the deed is done.


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Page Updated:  June 29th, 2019

Now that's one sinister-looking, badass monster-creature if I've ever seen one! He actually reminds me of the "Shambler" monsters from Quake 1! ^o^ Props to you if you're old school enough to know the Quake monsters I'm talking about. *sigh* Back when FPS games were new and original. 

Anyhow... at first glance, Gandara doesn't seem like he fits into the Samurai Shodown series... and for the most part, he doesn't. Nonetheless, to his credit, he is one of the more interesting designs to come out of SS64 era. And like most big monsters in fighting games, he seems fun to fight against. Many fighting games eventually include "some kind of monster" to mix things up with the normal human characters... and yeah, Gandara is a pretty convincing and terrifying beast. Artistically, he's a pretty amazing design.

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