Gaira Caffeine, known to Korean speakers as Kim Ungche, is one of the heroes in Samurai Shodown.


Gaira is the nephew of Nicotine Caffeine and a monk in training. In his ending to Samurai Shodown V, he is comically shaved bald at the whim of several other hairless characters. Years later, with his hair grown back, he and his uncle have an argument, causing Gaira to leave his home and venture out on his own. During his travels, he witnesses Zankuro Minazuki slaughtering an entire village but is too afraid to stop him. Ashamed by his cowardice, as well as he decides to defeat the "demon", but finds Zankuro already slain. He must takes the body, buries and then enshrines it. His later appearances in the series continue to have Gaira exorcise demons as training.

It is implied that he returns to Koka-in Temple sometime after Amakusa's second defeat. Like Haohmaru and Nicotine, he also took part in Mikoto's upbringing.


Gaira is a relatively carefree man who likes to party. His charismatic love for adventure contrasts the solemn nature of his profession, leading to several arguments with Nicotine over his behavior. He acts as though he doesn't care for the temple but in reality, he is hesitant to accept his responsibilities to the Buddhist faith during his youth.


           Shodownlogo Heroes

Haohmaru | Nakoruru | Ukyo Tachibana | Hanzo Hattori | Tam Tam | Wan-Fu | Charlotte Christine de Colde | Galford | Kyoshiro Senryo | Jubei Yagyu | Mamahaha | Poppy

Genjuro Kibagami | Cham Cham | Neinhalt Sieger | Nicotine Caffeine | Bizuki | Kuroko | Paku Paku

Shizumaru Hisame | Rimururu | Gaira Caffeine | Basara | Shikuru

Kazuki Kazama | Sogetsu Kazama | Hazuki Kazama

Yoshitora Tokugawa | Mina Majikina | Rera | Liu Yunfei | Chample

Andrew | Iroha | Ocha-Maro Karakuri | Sugoroku Matsuribayashi

Yashamaru Kurama | Darli Dagger | Wu-Ruixiang

Guest Characters
Warden (For Honor) | Gongsun Li (King of Honor)

Shippu no Reon | Reppu no Hion | Chona Chona | Asura | Shiki | Hanma Yagyu | Taizan Morozumi | Seishiro Kuki | Jushiro Sakaki | Rinka Yoshino | Saya | Mikoto | Shinzo | Jin-Emon Hanafusa | Garyo the Whirlwind | Tashon Mao | Daruma | Ran Po | Minto | Yuda | Mikato | Yantamu | Manari | Hokute | Outada | Riru Riru | Bibi | Pono Pono | Myun Myun | Tsunami | Takechiyo | Suzu | Kim Hae-Ryeong | Garros | J. | Angelica | Walter | Claude | Black Hawk | Jinbei Sugamata | Oruhida

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