Story and summary as told by the SNK Wiki:
Genan Shiranui (不知火 幻庵, Shiranui Gen'an) is a character from the Samurai Shodown series, introduced in Samurai Shodown. Like Earthquake, he is a character that was dropped after Samurai Shodown II and only makes cameos in other characters' endings in other games. Both of his endings feature characters from other SNK games (Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting). Although they share the same family name, he is in no way related to Mai Shiranui.
He is a member of the enigmatic Shiranui Clan, one that follows the "way of the darkness". He seeks to enligten his progress in the "way of evil". To this end, he travels Japan, killing anyone he can. However, in his travels, he encounters an unknown female ninja (who greatly resembles Mai) and is slain.
In Samurai Shodown II, his soul is revived by a being calling himself "leader of the Demon World" along with a proposition of servitude. Genan agrees but plots to one day slay his benefactor and rule the Demon World himself. In his ending to the same game, he is convinced by his wife, Azami, to return home and live in peace.
Powers and Stats
Name: Genan Shiranui/Gen-An Shiranui
Origin: Samurai Shodown
Age: 26 in Samurai Shodown 1, 27 in Samurai Shodown II (Born March 25, 1762)
Classification: Demon(kind of)
Powers and Abilities: Poison Breath, Can shed his own skin(sort of)
Attack Potency: Street level
Speed: Superhuman, Hypersonic with his rolling attacks
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Human Class barehanded, likely higher with his claw
Durability: Street level
Stamina: Fairly High (Does have fighting training)
Range: Slightly above standard Melee Range with his claw, higher with his projectile and claw grab
Standard Equipment: Azami (あざみ, Azami), a claw
Intelligence: Average (Has a wife and kids, but is kind of a foolhardy goof)
Weaknesses: Foolhardy, stubborn, somewhat conceited
Feats: None notable
- Slaughterhouse Tumble: Genan charges at his foe with a flame charged rolling attack.
- Poison Cloud Puff: Genan spits a cloud of poison gas at his foe that stuns them if it connects.
- Genan's Super Shredder: Genan sheds his skin, then bursts out of the shed skin in a flaming rolling attack.
- Flaying Genan: Identical to the Super Shredder, but is activated when Genan is struck.
- Talon Glab: Genan extends his claw, grabbing his foe and pulling them towards his attack range along with a stun effect.
- Super Move: Magic Diving Claw: Genan dashes towards his foe, grabs them and knocks them down, jams his claw into their midsection, then spins wildly.