Heroine Overview

You won't escape!
~ Shiki.
Are you in pain? You are? Relax. It all will end soon...
~ Shiki's win quote.
What're you doing? You're dead already... Come on, you must be kidding.
~ Shiki in Samurai Shodown (2019).

Shiki is an anti-heroine from the Samurai Shodown series of fighting games, originally appearing in Samurai Shodown 64. She is a ninja assassin and one of the servants of Yuga.


Shiki is a woman who was Yuga's servant before she was born. When she is brainwashed by Yuga in adulthood, her identity and memory had broken. He engraved a magical snake tattoo on her back as a means of controlling her. Shiki seems to want to be grateful to Yuga, but her grievances are not so serious. Later on, Shiki was told to find a man who was becoming the perfect body for a resurrection of the Dark Lord. Since then, Shiki find Haohmaru to be the man, yet she would followed him to have the opportunity to take him to her master. After Haohmaru defeated Yuga, her soul was already released.

In the year after, Yuga was absence, but Shiki can lost her memory of Yuga's servant and made a living from a normal woman named Kanae. When Yuga resurrected for the second time, it sent a new servant, Shadow Asura, who is tried to captured Shiki and regain her slavery. At this point, Nakoruru wants Shiki to understand this concern by immersed the ambition, Shiki looks rather scary, just almost has to become cruel and violent. So Asura lose his temper and cannot let Yuga out, she can worry that Asura will give up his succeed, Asura successfully restored the memories of Yuga's servants and the two accidentally fell in love.

After the two Asuras defeated Yuga, she gave birth to Mikoto. Shiki wants to know that Haohmaru is not really stubborn and even to be serious about her own intentions, but has the right to keep him safe. However, Shiki leaves her child with Nicotine Caffeine and Haohmaru, because her enslavement of Yuga made her feel that she was not worthy of being a mother. Meanwhile, Shiki has already done that kind of awareness, as well as the one who can allowed to change everything and defend herself. It is unknown that what happened after this, but strongly suggested that she died somewhere.


Shiki is a sad woman in her heart, but she was never understood what it is like to be a normal woman. During her time with Yuga, Shiki would give her body and soul to her master's wishes. As Half-Shaded Shiki, she is more sarcastic and sensual than her original ego, yet she has no hope of salvation as well as she will always to be her master's loyal puppet.


  • Her eyes are naturally blue. The red eyes visually represent Yuga's level of control on Shiki.


           Shodownlogo.png 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
The 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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