Earthquake Samurai Shodown


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Earthquake (アースクェイク, Āsukweiku) is a character in the Samurai Shodown series. He was introduced in Samurai Shodown and was dropped from the character lineup after Samurai Shodown II.

He is a Texan who had trained under the same master as the ex-sailor Galford, Ayame, but quit early due to his bad ties with Galford. Thanks to some of this training, however, despite his enormous body--huge in both height and girth-- Earthquake became deceptively fast and tricky. His ninjutsu combined with his size makes him a formidable warrior. He uses this to his advantage and becomes a bandit, somehow being the leader to his own bandit gang. When Amakusa starts creating havoc, he decides to steal all the world's treasure. A year later, Mizuki telepathically hires him, telling him that if he killed those she told him to, she would reward him with gold. After the defeat of Mizuki, Earthquake and his henchmen go to the Makai, enchanted by the promise of greater treasure. After they enter, the entrance is sealed and they are never heard of again.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-C, possibly higher

Name: Earthquake

Origin: Samurai Shodown

Gender: Male

Age: 29 in Samurai Shodown I, 30 in Samurai Shodown II (Born July 5, 1759)

Classification: Human, Ninja

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Fire Breath, Skilled in Ninjutsu, Deceptive Agility for a man his size

Attack Potency: Street level, possibly higher considering his raw size and power

Speed: Superhuman, likely Hypersonic with his Fat Chainsaw attack

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Likely Street Class unarmed due to his sheer size, possibly higher with his weaponry

Durability: Street level, possibly higher

Stamina: High (Despite his abnormal weight and choice of diet, he has formal ninja training and can casually wall jump and perform other techniques without exhaustion)

Range: At least a few meters with his weapon and fire breath

Standard Equipment: Fujiyama, a gigantic kusarigama

Intelligence: Fairly High (despite his goofy appearance and greedy personality, he is a trained ninja and leader of a pack of bandits)

Weaknesses: His greed, he quit his training early so he's still less skilled than the other ninjas in the roster

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Bounding Fat: Earthquake jumps up, then repeatedly bounces butt-first onto his foe.
  • Fat Breath: Earthquake rears his head back, then spews a large burst of flame.
  • Fat Chainsaw: Earthquake disappears in a flash of smoke, then reappears and strikes with a fast flame charged spinning roll.
  • Fat Replica Attack: Earthquake disappears in a flash of smoke, then drops from the air, landing belly first on his foe.
  • Fat Copy: Earthquake disappears in a flash of smoke, then 2 Earthquakes appear, one real, one a duplicate.
  • Super Move: Earth's Thunderation Crunch: Earthquake grabs his foe, hoists them up, then sends his rapidly spinning kusarigama upwards, shredding the opponent.


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