Shura made her first and only fighting game appearance in SoulCalibur IV. She was designed
by Hiroya Oku of Gantz fame. Shura uses Cervantes's
fighting style. 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". 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.
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.