Ukyo Tachibana

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Ukyo is a handsome warrior and an expert Iai swordsman, and uses the "drying pole" as his weapon. But he has a very frail body and his lungs are poised with a sickness. He suffers from the disease Tuberculosis (which is why he carries apples with him). He holds certain feelings towards Odagiri Kei. He searches for the perfect flower to give to her. He helped Haohmaru defeat Amakusa and was able to gain a flower during the battle. But the flower he gained wasn't the perfect flower. He hears about the perfect flower growing at the center of Makai. He heads to Makai to try to find this flower but was unable to obtain it. Eventually, Kei gets married to her fiance. Ukyo is based off of Sasaki Kojiro, the arch-rival of Miyamoto Musashi.

Ukyo blesses this marriage and prays that Kei would be happy. A few years later, Ukyo's sickness gets worse. He then meets a woman, Osaki, who also has the same sickness as him. Osaki also looks identical to Kei. This makes Ukyo want to at least save Osaki's life. He goes off to search for a cure to the sickness. After searching throughout Japan and Makai, he finds a cure that would save one person. He has Haohmaru give the cure to Osaki to save her.
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Samurai Shodown

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Samurai Shodown 2, Samurai Shodown 3, Samurai Shodown 4, Samurai Shodown 5, Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Samurai Shodown 6, Samurai Shodown 64, Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors RAge, Samurai Shodown Sen, Samurai Shodown: Pocket, Samurai Shodown: Pocket 2, Samurai Shodown (2019), Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  June 8th, 2022

The "quiet and calm" fighter personality has never been done quite so well. As one of the originals of the series, Ukyo is one of the coolest and most defining characters from Samurai Shodown

Ukyo's traditional samurai attire is simple, but his mysterious charisma, cool in-game mannerisms, and badass Iaido sword techniques really make a statement. I always thought his default color scheme is kinda "bright" and overly anime-ish (which is why I love a lot of his more 'natural' alternate colors), but the iconic blue hair does help him to stand out as an immediately recognizable character design. My personal favorite Ukyo color schemes are his "all black" and "all white" versions from SS4. In short, Ukyo is an unforgettable and authentic samurai fighting game character and easily one of the best fighting game samurai of all time. Be warned.... No apple is safe.

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