Battle Arena Toshinden/Characters

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Battle Arena Toshinden had a fairly diverse and interesting cast, some of which with quite complex personalities. For those of you who want to know a little more about the game's characters, here's the sheet. Please feel free to add to this list and to correct any mistakes.

Also, beware of spoilers!

Introduced in Battle Arena Toshinden[edit | hide | hide all]

Eiji Shinjo[edit | hide]

The main protagonist of the series. Eiji is a young Japanese swordsman/traveler who seeks to improve his swordfighting skills while searching for his missing older brother, Sho.

Kayin Amoh[edit | hide]

Eiji's best friend and rival. Kayin is a Scottish British bounty hunter who seeks to find the murderer of his adoptive father and eventually learns that it was Sho who killed him.

  • The Atoner: He tries to be this for his adopted daughter Naru, since he's the one who murdered the girl's real father, and he never forgave himself for that.
  • Badass: And HOW!
  • Bishonen
  • Mr. Fanservice: Guess who was the most popular character with the female fans of the game?
  • Excalibur: The name of Kayin's Long Sword.
  • Extremity Extremist: Kayin's fighting style is mostly dependant on kicks.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Kayin can be moody, cynical, mean-spirited and not exactly a team player. He's also one of the most tragic figures in the series, with a legitimately bad past and genuine regret for the not-so-nice things he's done.
  • Knight in Sour Armor
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After killing Naru's real father in a tragically ironic repeat of what happened to his own father.
  • Parental Abandonment: His father was killed when he was a teenager by a bounty hunter named Amoh and upon learning that his target had a son, Amoh took Kayin in to atone for his action.
  • Retcon: Started out as Scottish in the first game, but was later turned British by the second.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Eiji, he's the blue oni.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Deconstructed. His thirst for revenge brought him nothing but grief.
  • Shock and Awe
  • Shotoclone
  • Tall Blond And Snarky

Ellis[edit | hide]

A cheerful kind-hearted Japanese girl who happens to be the main star of a traveling theater troupe. Ellis thought that she was the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her family, but in time, she learns that her father was still alive and thus, she participated in the tournament in order to find him.

Sofia[edit | hide]

A blonde Russian woman who works as a private detective. Sofia's main goal is to uncover her past and attempt to reclaim her lost memories.

Sofia: It doesn't matter how bad your past might have been. Not having one is a lot more painful.

Duke Balthermi Rambert[edit | hide]

A French knight who values honor from within his duels. Duke seeks to avenge a past loss against Eiji while proving his worth as a strong and valiant knight.

Rungo Iron[edit | hide]

An American miner whose tough strength is matched by his own big heart. After discovering a uranium deposit that belongs to the Himitsu Kessha, Rungo is shocked to learn that his wife Lila and son Christopher are kidnapped by the organization, thus he embarks on a mission to rescue his family from them.

Mondo[edit | hide]

An emotionless Japanese ninja who does shady jobs for the highest client. Mondo is assigned to spy into the Himitsu Kessha's activities for a recent client, who later turns out to be a member of the Soshiki.

Fo Fai[edit | hide]

An elderly Chinese magician who doubles as a cold-hearted murderer. Fo heads into the tournament to kill people for both fun and bloodlust.

Gaia[edit | hide]

A warrior monk who once served as an executive for the Himitsu Kessha. When he learned that the woman who was destined to be the next Uranus had planned the accident that killed his wife Kaede (who was the past Uranus of the group) and their unnamed son, Gaia sought revenge and organized a Toshindaibukai tournament in hopes of starting a rebellion against the Himitsu Kessha, but this fails and Gaia, who is now branded a traitor and marked for death, goes into immediate hiding from the organization, seeking to gain enough strength so that he can fight and destroy his sworn enemies.

Sho Shinjo[edit | hide]

Eiji's missing older brother, who happens to be a well-renowned expert swordsman. Sho had once trained Eiji and Kayin in the way of swordfighting, but in due time, he felt that the pair could get stronger in their own way and thus, he disappeared from their lives, traveling the world as he sought to face many strong opponents. Within time, Sho had met and fell in love with a woman named Cupido and that the two of them would have a son named Subaru.

Introduced in Battle Arena Toshinden 2[edit | hide]

Tracy[edit | hide]

A New York City female cop who likes to fight against criminals with a reckless manner and attitude.

Chaos[edit | hide]

An executive of the Himitsu Kessha who seems to have lost his memories and gone psychotically insane.

Lady Uranus[edit | hide]

The second-in-command of the Himitsu Kessha. Lady Uranus was the one behind the car crash accident that killed Gaia's wife and son so that she could ascend to her new position in the organization. She has no remorse over her past actions and is determined to gain even more power for her personal ambition.

  • Ambition Is Evil
  • The Archer
  • Blondes Are Evil
  • Breath Weapon
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: In the anime, when Eiji tells her that he has destroyed her whole production of machine-men, Uranus' response is to laugh and tell him that it was only a part of the whole army, and the rest is in a secret place only she knew of. She also took the time to gather data on Eiji and Kayin's fight against Chaos, just in case they won (which they did) so that she could learn from her mistakes.
  • The Dragon: To the Master.
  • The Four Gods: The Suzaku Bow.
  • Light Is Not Good: Has an angelic appearence, and mostly wears white, but she's one of the nastiest villains in the series!
  • Manipulative Bitch: Very capable and willing to use people's feelings against them. Borders on magnificence with the way she's capable of controlling almost all aspects of her plans.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: It's implied from within Uranus' backstory that she and Duke were once in a loving relationship with each other, but this didn't last as Uranus had betrayed Duke for her position in the Himitsu Kessha. Suffice to say...Duke was less than pleased about the betrayal.
  • The Starscream: Wants to usurp the Master's place as the Himitsu Kessha's leader.

The Master[edit | hide]

The mysterious leader of the Himitsu Kessha. Not much is known about the Master and her history.

Vermilion[edit | hide]

A mysterious gun-wielding mercenary who kills for pleasure.

Introduced in Battle Arena Toshinden 3[edit | hide]

Nagisa Iwashiro[edit | hide]

A Japanese police detective who works with Tracy in their investigation of the Soshiki.

David[edit | hide]

A young English boy who finds himself being targeted by Abel and the Soshiki.

Shizuku Fuji[edit | hide]

A Japanese geisha-like gambler who aids David in his fight against the Soshiki.

Bayhou[edit | hide]

A humanoid-like monkey who lives in the deep mountains of China.

Cuiling[edit | hide]

A young Hong Kong Chinese girl who was raised from early childhood by a triad family to be an assassin for them.

  • Action Girl
  • The Apprentice: Cuiling's backstory states that she was trained by Fo Fai during the time between Toshinden 2 and 3 (given the fact that she's literally a female version of Fo in gameplay) and throughout the training itself, she had developed a grandfatherly-like affection towards Fo.
  • Breakout Character/ Ensemble Darkhorse: Cuiling must've became this since she appeared as a playable character in the Japanese-only PlayStation game Toshinden Card Quest.
  • Femme Fatalons
  • Heel Realization: As a young orphan, Cuiling was raised by a triad family who taught her the concepts of assassination and how to not have any emotions when it came to doing her missions. However, a long-time member of the group (who had secretly opposed violence against innocent people) had softened her heart and explained to her that taking the life of an innocent person was wrong and that it would deeply affect those who are close to the person. Through this explanation and a couple of others, Cuiling had shed Tears of Remorse as she realized that she could never be a full-fledged assassin.
  • Hidden Depths
  • Reverse Mole: Despite being a member of the Soshiki, Cuiling was never actually a loyal member of the group. Her reason for joining the group was due to the fact that Abel had payed for her services from her triad family and although Cuiling served Abel well, she secretly sought to stop him after learning of his history and current plan, thus she teamed up with Eiji and the rest of the heroes.
  • Wolverine Claws
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Leon[edit | hide]

An American modern-day pirate who seeks revenge against Eiji for a past loss against him.

Ten Count[edit | hide]

An English aristocratic assassin who kills his victims through the use of his "Ten Count" method.

Zola[edit | hide]

An Austrian opera singer who doubles as an assassin for the Soshiki.

Adam[edit | hide]

A cold and dangerous robot who serves the Soshiki in hopes of gaining a human body.

Toujin[edit | hide]

A retired Japanese assassin who is determined to save his terminally-ill wife.

Balga[edit | hide]

A Norweigan knight who seeks to destroy Duke and the Rambert bloodline.

  • BFS
  • Blood Knight: His obsession to slay Duke and destroy the Rambert bloodline makes Balga fall into this state and join the Soshiki
  • Feuding Families: A century-long clash of pure hatred between the families of Balga and Duke

Atahua[edit | hide]

A Peruvian tribal boy who seeks to gain the inheritance of a long-forgotten ancient empire.

Tau[edit | hide]

A Brazilian tribesman who works with his adoptive son Atahua in his respectable goal.

Rachael[edit | hide]

An American mercenary who seeks to make her twin sister pay via a personal vendetta.

Schultz[edit | hide]

A German assassin who serves Abel and the Soshiki.

Judgement[edit | hide]

A mysterious English killer who was once David's friend in childhood.

Miss Til[edit | hide]

A Malaysian fortune teller who serves Abel and the Soshiki.

Abel / Veil[edit | hide]

The megalomaniacal leader of the Soshiki. Abel seeks to bring a destructive fighting god named Agon Teos into the world and will destroy anyone who tries to get in the way of his plan.

  • Bare-Fisted Monk: The only character in all games never to use weapons of any kind.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Big Bad: In the third game.
  • Complete Monster: Very much implied to be one, if the backstory of the game is anything to go by. Let's make a resume: he ordered the death of David's family (or did the job himself), locked the poor kid in an orphanage where he was constantly abused, tried to sacrifice him to Agon Teos when he turned 15, and has sacrificed many pure-hearted warriors and martial artists to his god and to enhance his own underlings.
  • Large and In Charge
  • Power Fist
  • SNK Boss: His moves do incredible damage, and he isn't too slow himself. His special attacks are likewise incredibly damaging, and have little-to-no recovery time, making it hard to punish his mistakes. Watch out for his grab move, which sends you airborne and can be followed by pretty much everything this guy wants, including two of his desperation moves. And on that matter, all of his desperation moves are lethal and practically impossible to avoid, and they come out in an instant.
  • Sphere of Destruction: One of his most powerful attacks.

Naru Amoh[edit | hide]

Introduced in Battle Arena Toshinden 4[edit | hide]

Subaru Shinjo[edit | hide]

Rook Castle[edit | hide]

Puella Marionette[edit | hide]

Lancelot Lakeknight[edit | hide]

Fen Barefoot[edit | hide]

Genma[edit | hide]

Miyabi[edit | hide]

Bang-Boo[edit | hide]

Eos[edit | hide]

Zero[edit | hide]

Miscellaneous characters[edit | hide]

Emi[edit | hide]

Cupido[edit | hide]

Ripper[edit | hide]

Ronron[edit | hide]

Replicant[edit | hide]

Welt Rottweiler (Wolf)[edit | hide]

Amoh ("The Storm")[edit | hide]

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