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|“||You and your worthless cause?!! How dare you make Mithra suffer for your own gain!! You will pay!!||„|
|~ Asura to Deus|
Asura is the main protagonist as well as the titular character and a hero of the action beat 'em up game Asura's Wrath. His Mantra Affinity is Wrath. Voiced by Liam O'Brien (English) and Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese).
Asura, the demigod of wrath, is humanoid in appearance, with red markings all over his body that glow orange when powered up, that trace out from his eyes. He has spiky white hair, white, pupilless eyes that make him look feral that can sometimes glow red, and tan skin. He is also rather muscular in his appearance. Asura's clothing has some Japanese influence, as the trousers he's wearing with a red flame pattern are uncommon. On those trousers, he wears a golden sash. On his legs, he wears unusual golden greaves that also act as sandals, and golden armor vambraces.
Asura's wrath grows large enough to allow him to transform at times, stretching his power and changing his appearance. Across his transformations, he may also appear with six arms, with golden pauldrons on his shoulders, an entire set of arm armor, or appear as a feral beast either entirely glowing orange or all black. His six arms eventually appear with full sets of arm armor on them as well. As Asura the Destructor, he becomes akin to an actual god, with planetary size and all black.
Originally Asura lived a content life with his wife, Durga and child, Mithra, as a member of the Eight Guardian Generals, a group of 8 deities. He was a student of the great warrior, Augus, along with his brother-in-law Yasha. Asura and Yasha fought many of the monstrous Gohma. One day, Asura was confronted in the Emperor's castle by Sergei, Wyzen, and Kalrow, who tried to persuade him to join what they called "The Great Rebirth", but Asura declined. For his refusal, his daughter was made a priestess, subject to duty to the deities, and Asura was framed for murdering the emperor. Durga was killed, Mithra was taken, and his reputation destroyed. Asura spends the rest of the game going on quests to pay his rivals and the Seven Deities back for taking everything from him.
Asura discovers he remains alive in the realm of Naraka, which is the afterlife ruled by a mysterious spider known only as the Golden Spider. The Golden Spider encourages Asura to climb his way out of the realm of Naraka and get revenge. He had been dead for 12,000 years, but now he is back. While he previously acted more human and benevolent and actually had pupils in his eyes-- all of that was gone. Now that he was back in the realm of the living, he was filled with rage for his betrayal, and sought to kill all of the newly proclaimed Seven Deities.
The Gohma were created ages ago by Chakravartin, who was a god rather than a demigod. Their entire purpose was to kill humans and be powerful enough to give the Eight Guardian Generals a run for their money, since they were being greedy and stealing human's souls for their power (mantra) instead of allowing the true god to have their souls. The hive mind and soruce of all Gohma, the Gohma Vlitra, had an impurity level of "Immeasurable", but they were the deities' nemesis. The events of Asura's Wrath take place right after the deities fight the Gohma Vlitra, which awakens every thousands of years. The Vlitra becomes more and more powerful every time it reawakens, and Gohma fodder numbers are constantly rising. Asura's revenge on the Seven Deities takes place with the Gohma still getting in his way.
For the story of Asura's fight with the Gohma Vlitra that took place right before his betrayal, see Gohma (Asura's Wrath) on Villains Wiki.
Asura enters a human village, where he is ambushed by Wyzen, one of his former allies. Wyzen explains to Asura that the Eight Guardian Generals are now called the Seven Deities, and that they've all grown much stronger than they were when Asura was still among them. Asura doesn't want to hear it, so he shuts him up, and they fight. Asura's wrath reaches a point where he unlocks the Six Armed Vajra form which he uses to beat Wyzen. However, Wyzen then transforms as well into Gongen Wyzen, who becomes the size of a planet, by taking energy from their superweapon of mantra known as the Brahmastra. He tried to crush Asura's with his finger, but his wrath multiplied his strength so much that he was able to lift his finger with some arms and punch it with mantra-empowered attacks with the others, killing him from the ground.
Following Wyzen's death in outer space, Asura faints. When he regains consciousness, he is met by his former pal and rival Yasha. He mocks Asura for being so naive, and Asura shuts him up just like he did Wyzen. However, Yasha is more powerful than Wyzen, and defeated Asura even without relying on outside power. Now that Asura has been killed, he returns to Naraka.
After centuries, Asura is reawakened by his impossible wrath, and climbs the pillar of Naraka to the real world even faster this time. Upon entering his home world, he immediately must fight Gohma to save a helpless village, and save an innocent girl with an uncanny resemblance to Mithra. After defeating very large rhino, tortoise, and elephant shaped Gohma and saving the girl, another deity called Kalrow taunts Asura from his ship. Asura kills Kalrow in his escape pod, who is less brawns and more brains, and calls Asura a feral beast for somehow defeating him without any sort of plan.
When he crashes into a mountain, he makes an unexpected reunion with his master, Augus. Augus does not play the role of a villain towards Asura; he just wants to fight him, because of how gung-ho he is. He even let Asura into his hot spring. Asura evidentally surpasses his former master, but it was not an easy match. Augus dies from his own blade, after Asura rips it with his teeth while pinned to the ground with a sword through his chest. Augus is not frustrated that he lost, instead he is content that he died in an honorable match at the hands of his student. Asura pays his respects. Augus says:
|“||Yes... that was a hell of a battle! What now? Where will that anger take you? You are not me, yet you continue to fight... You no longer need my training. The one who stands in the end is righteous. Asura, walk the path that you must||„|
|~ Augus' final words|
Immediately following, he fights another intense wave of Gohma, then reunites with that girl he saved, that he has formed a bond with. This time, the deity who would conveniently show up and ruin everything was Olga. She sends a barrage of missiles that destroys the entire village, "purifying" (killing) everyone. Asura is furious at the pure villainy and greed of Olga and the deities, and witnesses their vileness at first hand-- Asura has had enough. The entire armada of ships in the atmosphere get destroyed by a burst of mantra, as Asura transforms into Berserker mode. Olga is dumbfounded by Asura's power, and out of fear for her life, fires the Brahmastra. Asura is so powerful in this state, that he survives the colossal laser beam, but he is now Wrath Asura.
Some time later while still in Wrath mode, Asura effortlessly kills Sergei with one slash, and fights Yasha, who wishes to return Asura to his senses. After learning about the wickedness of the other deities, he had a change of heart. The Wrath Asura was a feral beast that subconsciously attacked everything, and was much more powerful than normal Asura. This time, instead of Yasha beating Asura, Asura had the edge on him. Yasha was forced to tap into his mantra of Melancholy, and finally subdue Asura, knocking him unconscious.
After he regains cognizance, he and Yasha go to fight Lord Deus, the leader of the Seven Deities, who is the strongest out of all of them, wielding demigod-like stats and electrokinesis. After a lengthy brawl, Deus escapes to the Karma Fortress and pilots the Brahmastra, which could apparently be piloted. The Brahmastra was the superweapon of the Seven Deities formed by the mantra of 7 trillion lost souls of humans. Asura is furious at how evil they are, and calls them gods of death. After connecting with it, Deus becomes "the strongest being in existence" (not knowing that there's someone else even more powerful than him...). When they reach the Karma Fortress, they defeat Deus in their rematch. Before Mithra can reunite with her father and uncle, the Gohma Vlitra reawakens at horrible timing for Asura and Yasha.
They fly to the planet, and once they reach the core where the Vlitra resides, they are overwhelmed by its power. Mithra, being an archpriest, grants Asura her blessings, giving him more mantra and turning him into Mantra Asura. As well as empowering Asura, Yasha is rejuvenated. Now a stronger duo than ever, they manage to defeat the Gohma Vlitra against all odds. Now that they escape the collapsing geography, Olga is now having a breakdown due to the loss of Deus and her fleet, and also logic (from her viewpoint). She then tries to kill Mithra and almost succeeds, since Asura and Yasha were not fast enough to stop her. But suddenly, the Golden Spider suddenly appears and kills her, stating that he can't let anything happen to his vessel.
He weaves a web around Mithra and reveals himself as Chakravartin.
For the story of Asura's fight with Chakravartin, see Chaktravartin on Villains Wiki
Chakravartin is "the one true god", and confidently reveals that he is responsible for everything that happened in Asura's life. All that pain and suffering was all because of him. Furious, he assaults the god and sees that he is completely outmatched, even though this is his most powerful form.
After Yasha equips Asura with the reactor from the Karma Fortress that allows him to theoretically infinitely increase his strength, Yasha tells Asura to fight him. Though confused, he did so anyways, and kills him-- but he notices Yasha smiling. Yasha secretly placed the reactor in Asura so that Asura would undoubtedly defeat him, knowing that if he was able to defeat him, then Asura is at his strongest. Dying contently, Asura pays his respects. Using the power of the reactor to become Asura the Destructor, he defeats Chakravartin. As the world falls apart in Chakravartin's absence, Asura realizes his wrath is finally gone. For the first time in millennia, he was happy. Finally reunited with his daughter, Mithra, they have an emotional exchange.
|“||I..I couldn't bear to see you suffer. No more crying. Smile. My wrath... is finally... gone. Durga...I'll be home...soon.||„|
|~ Asura's final words to Mithra|
Asura is later reincarnated, living a happy life with his daughter, Mithra, and wife, Durga.
Powers and Skills
As a demi-god, Asura naturally has many abilities which are inherently super-human. Even among demi-gods though, Asura is substantially stronger and tougher than most. He is so strong he can hold-back other entities that have enlarged themselves to a planetary scale. The angrier Asura gets, the more power he builds up, and his increased rage can turn him into an unstoppable killing machine. Asura learned how to be a great warrior from Augus and has centuries of fighting experience. Asura's real strength though, is his transformation. Asura can assume specific form, each of which takes on it's own phenomenal physical properties, from gaining damage-resistant-armor to manifesting rage as burning flames.
Unlike the other deities (whom rely on a specific technique, strategy and power to fight), Asura's main weapons are his fists and nothing else. Due to his angerenment problems, he lacks any kind of refinement in his style, and charges at his enemies with pure brutality and aggression, combining his god-powers with his limitless wrath. This don't means, however, that Asura has not skill or strategy whatsoever, and latter proves to be a very proficient and tacticful warrior, as a result of his years of experience and training. Having fighting with along them for a long time, Asura was able to quickly adapt to his ex-friends new abilities and prove to be a match for even a highly proficient warrior and swordman like Augus, as well being able to fight Yasha despite being weakened and with his two arms tear off. Finally in his battle with Chakravartin, he showed the peak of his skills and powers, having to fight the maker absolute; instead of using brute force as always, Asura choosed to re-direct his Chakravartin's attacks using his intelligence and agility, therefore finally getting the upper hand and defeating him and saving the world and Mithra.
Absolute Strength: His strength being only limited to his anger, Asura can be considered as the physically strongest character in the series. He can effortlessly deflect missiles, lift up and throw gigantic entities, and even kill one of them by punching his enormous finger with enough force repeatedly.
Absolute Speed: While his speed is assumedly not infinite, his speed is still only worthy for a demigod to possess. He is untraceable to the human eye, but can trace all of his opponents moves in hand to hand combat.
Master Hand to Hand Combatant: Due to his absolute reflexes, he can react to any impending danger in time measurements beyond seconds small. In cutscenes throughout the game, quick time events that Asura always reacts to (unless the player messes up) depicts Asura's low difficulty in countering attacks. In many fights across the game, not only is his running speed immense, but the speed at which he can fight is enough to overwhelm even the strongest of deities, and the fastest such as Yasha. Alongside his tenacity and wrath that strikes fear in even members of the Seven Deities, he can be equivalent to a combat god. He is so good at fighting that he can fight even with his arms chopped off, and still manage to fend off entire armies of Gohma.
Unlimited Stamina: Asura's stamina is seemingly limitless, rage fuels his power gauge.
Absolute Durability and Endurance: As mentioned in the paragraph above, he can fight even with his arms chopped off, simply relying on headbutts and kicks, but that showcases his endurance. His durability is only replenished by his wrath, meaning he can take even the most brutal of beatings and scare opponents through tenacity alone. He has survived enormous beams visible from outer space, including one that was designed to kill a demigod, being crushed by a giant finger that was long and proportionally large enough to crush him from outer space, and easily taking blows from opponents. His wrath is fueled even more by his emotional trauma of being betrayed.
Mantra is the cosmic energy produced by emotion of humans and demigods alike, that stockpile to formulate the deities' power. The former Eight Guardian Generals apart from Asura and Yasha (who believed that this was just what was necessary to get rid of the Gohma) grew addicted to this mantra, and discovered that by tricking humans into a false religion of sacrificing themselves and making them think their life was only for a short death, they would gain mantra quicker. They have killed 7 trillion humans. This method for finally eradicating the Gohma was sinister, and they needed Mithra's power for it. Ironically, Asura had more morals than all the other demigods, who were self-centered. Thus, the angriest incarnation of Asura was born.
Asura's Mantra affinity is Wrath. Therefore, his power stockpiles with every level of anger, eventually to a point where he transforms. He's had a tragic amount of pain and suffering, trying hard to get revenge on 7 deities at once for killing his wife, unlawfully experimenting on his daughter, and killing the emperor and framing for it. He literally escapes perdition, only to be sent back by his own rival-- escapes AGAIN, and overcomes impossible odds due to feeling anger rather than doubt.
Mantra Blasts: Using the red Mantra of wrath that he possesses, he can shoot an innumerous number of red energy based projectiles. His energy blasts can target a precise danger coming at him such as a missile or minor enemy, or take down an entire armada of ships in a dazzling display.
Mantra-Enhanced Attacks: Naturally, the source of his insane combat power comes from his wrath. Enhanced with Mantra, he can dash into opponents and send them flying, crush them to the ground with a ground pound, or just hurt them with a single punch.
Mantra Burst: Asura is able to stockpile an extremely large amount of wrath mantra and unleash it, causing shockwaves of variable sizes.
Immortality: His inability to rest in peace due to all of his wrath is likely what keeps him unable to die, even at the hand of a god. He's come back to life multiple times, guided by the Golden Spider, until Asura kills him after revealing that he was the god Chakravartin all along.
Magic Resistance: Chakravartin, the creator of reality itself, was unable to control Asura despite planning the events of his life (and the game as well). His plan for Asura was foiled by none other than Asura himself-- thanks to his sheer will and indomitable will/wrath. As a result, even being erased from existence fails to subdue Asura.
Transformations: Asura is shown to be capable of many transformations, most of which are unknown to him until he has experienced the pain and suffering he experiences in the story.
Unlimited Mode: His body becomes covered in orange lines that emanate (from) mantra. Even prior to him dying at the hands of Yasha, Asura had mastery of this transformation mode, which multiplies his strength for as long as he keeps it up. He is able to stay in this form longer if he has more stamina, but if he gains even more wrath, he may transform into something even greater.
Six Armed Vajra Asura: Asura grows more arms, giving him six arms instead of two. A possible English version of this name is Six Armed Indestructible Asura, as that is one way "vajra" can be translated. Using this form, his strength further multiplies the strength of the already greater strength of Unlimited Mode. He was able to lift Wyzen's giant finger after reaching this form. Since his mantra can now be launched from 6 arms instead of just two, he now becomes capable of mass destruction.
Berserker Asura: When Asura's wrath reaches its peak, he reaches an uncontrollable state of mind, filled with nothing but anger. He can no longer control his thoughts; all that this Asura automatically does is destroy. He no longer listens to reason, only the #1 reason for his wrath could possibly get to him: Mithra. He unlocks this form during the game (not knowing it before), shortly after finding out how the other deities are responsible for the deaths of over seven trillion humans, and kill even more right in front of him, so they can feed off of their souls for more power. This mode is how Asura is able to stand up against them, forcing them to use their superweapon, even among their standards: The Brahmastra.
With this new power, Asura is able to create colossal amounts of mantra, capable of destroying fleets of ships and superweapons orbiting the planet while standing on the ground.
Wrath Asura: After being subdued by the Brahmastra, he reaches a state he couldn't naturally reach. It appears to just be a "burnt out" version of the Berserker mode. He is now covered in black. While less powerful than Berserker Asura, it was still powerful enough to overwhelm Yasha and kill any lesser deity in one slash. Gohma fodder are obliterated against this version of Asura. It's durability is still very vast, as it was able to take any hit from Yasha. Since this Asura has so little consciousness that it hardly feels pain, Yasha is the one who fights Asura, and throw combat and dialogue, brings him to his senses.
Mantra Asura: When Asura finally fights the Gohma Vlitra that is the main enemy to the entire world, he absorbs some of Mithra's power and gains new, unnatural power, even for a demigod. His mantra becomes ultimately precise and refined, being capable of conscious thought while still containing much more power than Berserker Asura. He now has armor that appears godlike, and his arms now hulking, appearing in front of a halo now floating behind his back. He was able to punch the Gohma Vlitra embodiment of the Vlitra Core on Earth so hard that with that tag-team punch with Yasha, they finally got rid of the Gohma. This created a massive crack in the Earth that wasn't merely visible from outer space, but it was a crack the size of a continent.
Six Armed Mantra Asura: This is the full set of Asura's armor that he wears with his Mantra form, as now Asura has six arms, all increased to hulking proportions with god-like armor. Of course, this transformation is many times more powerful than Mantra Asura. He unlocks this form in his fight with the creator of reality himself, Chakravartin.
Asura the Destructor: In the main story, his ultimate form is Mantra Asura. However, in the continuation of the story where he fights Chakravartin, Yasha implants the Mantra Reactor in Asura and following his death, Asura reaches his maximum power, which was able to overwhelm the god of reality himself, and assume god status. His durability was impossibly increased in proportion to his now planetary size, making the largest planets nothing but giant boulders to crush. He was large enough to act as a shield to Earth, which he did in order to save it from being destroyed by a large blast from Chakravartin, meaning he survived a planetary scale attack. His skin now becomes colored grey, a large halo appears on his back, and his four extra arms reappear. Not holding anything back against the god of reality, his blasts of mantra could destroy multiple planets and stars at once.
Asura is inherently a warrior. He remain determined to the point of stubborn and is very quick to anger. He prefers to charge into situations head-first, using force as others would breath. Asura dislikes accepting the help of others and prefers to remain self-reliant. Asura is still conscientious at heart; however, his warrior's mentality often keeps this part of himself concealed. Despite all this, he deeply loves his wife and daughter; Durga and Mithra respectively. Asura also holds the highiest moral of all the seven deities, refusing to sacrifice innocents in order to get more mantra, he was also extremely protective with humans (especially the girl who reminds him of his daughter) and was horrified and angered to discover how many lives his ex-partners had taken in order to get more mantra to fight the Gohmas, Asura's main traits (and flaw) is his rage, which can be contribuided to him sensing people crying (as it's established, he hates seeing people, especially Mithra, crying), and was willing to do anything to save Mithra and stops her from crying.
Asura and Yasha were rivals and best friends since the very beginning of Asura's Wrath, and for likely their entire lives. Following Asura's resurrection after his betrayal, Asura and Yasha start to hate each other, Asura thinking of Yasha as a false prophet and Yasha saying Asura is a fool. When Asura says "Who do you think you are?!", Yasha replies "God.". Later, when begins to question the Great Rebirth's legitimacy, he switches sides, and tries unsuccessfully to save Asura from being blasted by the Brahmastra by Olga. After Yasha saves Asura from Wrath Asura, they becomes bros again and work together to fight Deus, and then the Gohma Vlitra and subsequently Chakravartin. Yasha dies for Asura so that he can use the power of the Mantra Reactor to defeat Chakravartin. They fistbump, and Asura states that he was always a brother to him.
Mithra and Durga are Asura's family: daughter and wife respectively. He loves them both unconditionally, and was distressed following Durga's meaningless death at the hands of his former allies, and loves Mithra so much, that he claims that that is the number one cause for his wrath. Upon saving Mithra from Chakravartin, his wrath is finally gone.
Augus was Asura's mentor. Both of them seemed to get along, though this is hard to tell because they like playing rough with each other. Augus and Asura both agreed they were nothing like each other (apart from appearance). Regardless, since Augus acknowledged him, Asura respects him. He was the least hostile of the Seven Deities, who unlike the others that just wanted mantra, he wanted to fight. He also didn't hate Asura like everyone else did.
All of Asura's enemies are hated by Asura to an incredible extent. "They took everything, but the fires of rage burn within. They will feel his wrath. Rage never dies". Regarding Chakravartin, it's impossible to estimate how much he hates him. He states that he is the sole person that he must kill, but unlike most vendettas, Asura's is against a god who scripted his suffering and scripted his wife's death. He gave him millennia of suffering, which is why he hates him more than anyone could possibly hate anything, especially since he is the god of wrath (technically).
- The story of Asura's Wrath is heavily based on Hinduism.
- Asura's power is similar to Hulk's power in Marvel Comics (NOT the MCU).
- Asura's Berserker form bears a resemblence to Naruto Uzumaki's Four Tails mode. They both are unable to distinguish ally from foe in this state, attack everything subconsciously, and Asura has four giant arms while Naruto has four giant tails.
- The Berserker form also looks very similar to the Gohma Vlitra.
- It's worth noting that CyberConnect2 developed both Asura's Wrath as well as the entire Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series.
- Asura has a lot more transformations than the other gods in Asura's Wrath.
- Asura is based off of the Asuras in Hinduism and Buddhism, who are aggressive people (to be very much simplified).
- Naraka is the Hindu equivalent of hell.
- It is debated on whether or not Asura is able to fly.
- Asura also shares similarities with Asura from Naruto, as both seem to be reincarnated.
- Naruto and Hashirama are said to be the reincarnation of Asura, and the man seen in the final ending of the game is reincarnation of this Asura.
- If Asura stares at a girl's assets for too long while in the hot springs with Augus, the player will unlock a "mock" achievement called "View of the Valley". (Give in to your male instincts)
- Furthermore, an animation will occur.
- The icon for the game on Xbox 360 is a picture of Asura's face.
- Asura bears a resemblence to Evil Ryu from Street Fighter, as both have spiky hair, tan skin, and red irises, as well as both of them being angry, and both from a Japanese franchise.
- Asura appears in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.
- Asura has long been compared to an anime character, as the Determinator TV trope has been associated with anime/manga, especially of the Shōnen variety.
Street Fighter Universe
Rival Schools Universe
Asura's Wrath Universe