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Tengu / Bankotsubo


Bankotsubo, the Evil Tengu, killed the king of Tengu world then descended into the humanworld. To the Evil Tengu, what happens in the human society is insignificant. He claims that all disasters are nothing more than a desusion caused by him. He was the cause of infamous calamity, commonly known as the End of the Century Tengu Disaster. Before he could do any damage, he was destroyed by Hayabusa.

Tengu is based off of supernatural creatures of the same name that are found in Japanese folklore, art, literature and theater. They are one of the best known yokai (monster-spirits) and are sometimes worshipped as Shinto kami (revered spirits or gods). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon, the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics.


Dead or Alive 2

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Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, Dead or Alive 4, Dead or Alive: Dimensions


Page Updated:  May 28th, 2019

Bankutengu or whatever the f*** his name is.... was a lame boss. Nobody liked him. If you say you like him in DOA2, you lie. If you're serious, where's your action figure of Bankutengu then? Where is it? Would you display it in your room? I have a $100+ M. Bison statue in my room... now that's a good fighting game boss design. Memorable. Charismatic. Not this piece of poop.

Tengu at least has the "weird / creepy" vibe down. Don't be that guy. Don't be that guy in school. Don't be that guy in college. Don't be that guy ever. Alright, let's be serious... I'm only trying to make this review of this boring character fun. ^_____^ So I guess Team Ninja wanted to throw in some Japanese folklore into DOA to contrast with all the fitness model ninjas and make the game seem like "legit Japan"... was that the intention? Tengu is a visually awkward character in terms of how he animates... and did I mention he's generally ugly. No M. Bison charm, that's for sure. But hey, at least he's not another over-sexualized female ninja-chick with big boobs. -__- (Ohh wait, they made Nyotengu anyway. lol.) 

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