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The Star Gladiators

Hayato Kanzaki

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  The main protagonist of the series. A Japanese intergalactic bounty hunter who uses a Plasma Sword in battle. Hayato joins the Star Gladiator project in order to help out the female director of an orphanage in which he grew up in. During his battle against the Fourth Empire, Hayato is implanted with an unexpected genotype-altering microchip by Bilstein and through random occurances, this microchip forces Hayato to change into a cold-hearted and ruthless fighter named Black Hayato.

June Lin Milliam

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  A British-Chinese gymnast who uses a Plasma Ring in battle. Upon learning that Bilstein was behind a specific lab accident that resulted in the "death" of her father, a scientist named Michael Milliam, June joins the Star Gladiator project in order to exact her revenge against Bilstein. During the course of the battle, June develops feelings for Hayato and this is evident when Hayato comes to June's aid in her own time of need.

  • Action Girl: She is inspired to stop the evil that Bilstein is spreading due to having been directly affected by his actions, and this means going into the field through a life or death military operation.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: Although more like Anime Hong Kong Girl. In acknowledgement of her ethnicity, she is half British from her father's side, and half Mandarin Chinese from her mother's side.
  • Ass Kicks You: Her Plasma Strike ends by hitting her opponents with her butt.
  • Battle Couple: The girlfriend of Hayato.
  • Crossover: Super Gem Fighter: Mini Mix/Pocket Fighter (two distinct background cameos; Chun-Li also cosplays as her); Capcom vs. SNK 2 (in the background of the Shanghai stage), Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (one of Hayato's Victory Poses), SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash (all three games), and Capcom Fighting Evolution/Jam (Felicia's ending). Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Appeared in Hawkeye's and Deadpool's endings as well as presented in the Heroes and Heralds cards.)
  • Daddy's Girl: Out of the many of the heroes of the Star Gladiator unit, she had the most stable family life out of them all, and was very fond of her father Michael. At least, until she and her family were forced out of their home at threat of potential death by discriminatory violence. If in context of her inspirations, it can be said that her royalty theme can be out of her being "daddy's little princess".
  • Expy: Her design and artwork gives her an impression of a mix of Chun-Li, Cammy, and Princess Leia. One may go as far as to also say that she's also an expy of Jun The Swan; while Gatchaman is pretty centered on Earth, it appears Japan is also keen on the US's take and title of Battle of the Planets.
    • Within Star Gladiator's Battle Arena Toshinden inspirations, she also has some elements of Sofia and Ellis in her character. She shares Sofia's communist state civilian history, her personal investigator background, and her skin revealing refined mature sexiness, while she has Ellis's family issues, her celebrity fame, her perky nature, her fairy like cuteness, and shares both their athletic and aerobic prowess as rhythmic feminine fighters.
  • Fan Service: June... In particular, strangely yet satisfyingly oozes this. She not only is an amalgamation of various Capcom and fighting video game females, but her design also evokes ideas of feminine, cute, and even sexy female leads found in late 20th Century sci-fi B movies.
    • Along with being slim, she is a gymnast and martial artist, meaning her finesse is not merely for show. She may be a B-C size in terms of bust, but she is able to move, and move gracefully.
    • She fits the mold for "space babes", and her overall appearance also matches something wild and out of this world. In the terms of "Men Come From Mars", she is definitely evidence that "Women Come From Venus".
    • Around the time of Star Gladiator's release, hapa or half ethnicity men and women were an it thing in Japan.
    • She appears to prefer pink, a color with which most find related with femininity, and it suits her well.
    • Her dress is almost seems like to be made for sex appeal. It is made of silk, and forms nearly well on June's body. It is not just a minidress, but it is also seemingly tailor made for June for her to easily move around in, and seemingly more comfortable features provides than a plain leotard, like the open shoulders allowing her skin to breathe and ventilate, the dress alone able to bind and carry up her breasts without a bra, and with barely a skirt that exposes her bottom and front for her to split kick and stretch her legs. There is also a qipao like slit that's been shown in some official art to expose some of her chest if she feels like it. The contours of her dress also even sections out her body, and narrows in her figure in very flowing ways. On another note of Japanese fashion culture, bodycon or "sexually flattering body conforming" dresses were in vogue during the early 1990s, which were also synonymous of sexiness thanks to the famous Tokyo nightclub Juliana's and their go go dancers.
    • Her hair doesn't just go for an out of this century fashion statement either; Asian legends tell of goddesses and rabbits who live on the moon, and whom the women are extraordinarily beautiful. Even Neil Armstrong and NASA talked about finding the maiden of the elixir of immortality, Chang-e, on the moon.
    • As June registers for a life or death military operation, is willing to put her life on the line to fight for the innocent and downtrodden, and has even gone through painstaking and trying procedures to allow her powers beyond mere men, this also draws not just inspiration but admiration, and especially as a female as well. This also doesn't include how she is a celebrity athlete on Earth, which draws a greater deal of her being a "princess" as a figure of admiration and adoration, in not just gender and fame, but as a heroic figure of unyielding spirit and determination against all odds. Truly, a woman of heart that any man worth his salt would want.
    • Her fighting style is also very much filled with flowing femininity and a bit of sex appeal, which in some official materials say it is almost akin to dancing. Her second throw also has a most... interesting way to throw down her opponents. By innocuously sleeper holding them by sitting on their faces.
  • Hime Cut: A futuristic and almost animesque one at that too, with exotic bunny ear antennae like Leia inspired curled anti gravity space buns on the back of her head.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: With a career in rhythmic gymnastics, she's turned her flips and graceful gymnastic expertise into their own deadly martial art. Added in with her amazing flexibility, she can find a way to twist necks several times over and pop bones out of place by grappling and tumbling all over her opponent along with slicing things into pieces with that Plasma Ring of hers.
  • Improbable Weapon User: She wields a plasma ring similar to what gymnasts use.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Subverted. Hayato thought that she was going to kill herself with pills, but it was just cough medicine.
  • Kick Chick
  • Mini-Dress of Power: A seeming multicultural combination of a Chinese qipao and a 1960's British go go dancer's minidress. In terms of power, though the skirt barely exists, it's not meant for modesty; it's meant for June to easily kick and maneuver her legs and wear casual wear panties (or a space age g string) for comfort.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Audrey Hepburn is a very likely candidate for June's inspiration, and for good reason; along with being an aspiring ballet dancer and Englishwoman into a super famous movie star, she fought to survive the Nazi occupation of Belgium when they invaded, caused the financial collapse of her family's coffers, killed many of her relatives, and caused widespread poverty and famine, and she in turn participated in resistance efforts after witnessing not just how war was hell, but what atrocities the Nazis were capable of. As one of many real life women showing the virtues of Silk Hiding Steel, Japan is also a great admirer of her for her unyielding spirit, and it's not a surprise if she inspired June as well.
  • Rings of Death: Her Plasma Power allows her to manifest a pure plasma energy ring as a weapon.
  • She Fu: Defines the word feminine in super feminine and oozes 100% Girl Power. She doesn't just kick, flip, cartwheel, and palm strike her way to victory, she does it with such nubile gait that redefines the term "fighting like a girl" to stand up against Real Women Don't Wear Dresses.
  • She's Got Legs: And she knows how to use them!
  • Stepford Smiler: She appears cheerful and happy-go-lucky, but she hides her pain of having lost her parents at the hands of the Big Bad.
  • Thigh-High Boots: Damn!
  • You Killed My Parents: Her reason of why she goes after Bilstein alone in Plasma Sword.

Saturn Dyer

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  A green-skinned cone-headed alien who uses a set of Plasma Yo-Yos. Saturn comes from a planet in the Andromeda Galaxy called Saturn (not the one known in Earth's Solar System) and that he's known throughout his homeworld as being a popular street performer. Upon coming to Earth in order to enjoy his personal hobby of theater, Saturn learns about the threat of the Fourth Empire and decides to join the Star Gladiator project in order to help Earth out and protect his own home planet at the same time.

Gamof Gohgry

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  A brown-furred alien woodsman who uses a Plasma Axe in battle. Gamof hails from the forest planet of De Rosa in the Andromeda Galaxy and works as a noble lumberjack. When an unknown Earth microbe virus destroys most of De Rosa's forests, Gamof is forced to find a new line of work in order to support his family. Upon becoming a bounty hunter, Gamof meets up with Hayato and becomes good friends with him. When Gamof learns about the Star Gladiator project, he joins it with Hayato so that he can protect his home planet from the Fourth Empire.

  • The Big Guy: As part of the Four Man Band of the Star Gladiators.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Friendly and good-hearted as they come, but don't try to threaten his friends, family or his home planet unless you feel like getting your bones snapped.
  • Drugs Are Bad: A matter which he fiercely stands on. Due to an extremely vital part of De Rosa's defensive ecology being overharvested when it was discovered that it was a super opiate was able to be processed from it, combined with the corruption of the government, this lead into De Rosa's forests being terribly devastated, and ruined his family heritage as a forester.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: His (Super) Gamo Tornado special attack (Plasma Strike) and his Plasma Giant Swing Plasma Strike.
  • Expy: Ammo belt across his torso? Check. Comes from an arboreal planet? Check. Big tall furry guy? Check! He's friends with a bounty hunter and also a family man? Double check! It's damn obvious he was based from Chewbacca. He also pulled a move or two from Zangief's moveset too.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Home Run Hitter: Gamof has the ability to throw the opponent up into the air and swing his weapon towards them like a baseball bat. Often, it depends on the timing of the player from within the attack itself and if it succeeds, Gamof can easily knock the opponent out of the fighting field. The first game would guarantee a ring-out victory while the second one would send the opponent flying into the sky (though they would come back down a few seconds later).
  • Laser Axe
  • The Unintelligible: Gamo, gamo-gamo!
  • Wrestler in All of Us

Zelkin Fiskekrogen

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  A blue avian winged humanoid who uses a Plasma Claw in battle. Zelkin comes from the sky planet of Klondike in the Andromeda Galaxy and that he and his people value honor and bravery found in battle. Because of a past war between Earth and Klondike, Zelkin had developed an intense hatred towards Earth and its people. He had joined Bilstein's Fourth Empire in order to exact his vengeance against Earth, but soon realized that not all of Earth's people were evil. Eventually, Zelkin had defected from the Fourth Empire and joined up with Hayato and the other Star Gladiators so that he could atone for his mistakes and set things right.

  • The Atoner: In Plasma Sword, he joins the Star Gladiators to atone for his service to Bilstein.
  • Awesome McCoolname: One of the most badass names ever. Unless you happen to be Swedish, in which his last name ("Fiskekrogen") translates to "the fish pub."
  • Blow You Away: In Star Gladiator, he can actually blow his opponent out of the arena for a ring-out victory. In Plasma Sword, he creates a cyclone to damage his foes.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy
  • Fantastic Racism: Zelkin's reason for joining the Fourth Empire in the first game is due to his personal hatred of humans (on account that his people had engaged in a past war against Earth and afterward had faced prejudice and discrimination from the Earthlings). After fighting Hayato, Zelkin realized that not all humans are bad and eventually defected from the Fourth Empire so that he could join up with the Star Gladiators and atone for his mistakes.
  • Heel Face Turn: After realizing that the Fourth Empire wasn't any better than the Earthlings that had harmed his people (in fact, the leader is even worse), he decides to defect to the Star Gladiators in order to stop Bilstein and atone for his past.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: See Worthy Opponent below.
  • The Rival: Hayato. He then upgrades him to...
    • Worthy Opponent: his ending in Plasma Sword, where he gives Hayato a feather from his head as a token of respect, as per the custom of his race.
  • Winged Humanoid: His entire race.

Blood Barbarians

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  A young man of European descent who uses a Plasma Broadsword in battle. Because he holds the strongest amount of Plasma Power in his own body, Blood was kidnapped at a young age by Bilstein, who had killed his parents with no hesitation. Using a Plasma mind spell, Bilstein was able to turn Blood into his loyal fighter, having him eliminate any threat that came towards the Fourth Empire. However...Blood was freed from the spell when Bilstein was killed by Hayato during the Final Crusade and although he was able to regain his free will, Blood was disgusted to learn of what he had done while being under Bilstein's spell. Upon learning of Bilstein's unexpected return, Blood had joined the Star Gladiators in order to atone for his past actions and to find and eliminate Bilstein once and for all.

  • Artificial Limbs: One of his arms has been replaced by a cybernetic hand, connected to his shoulder by what seems to be an electric current or force field of some sort. Apparently, it causes him much discomfort.
  • The Atoner: Much like Zelkin, Blood also wants to repent for his actions durng his time as a Fourth Empire member (albeit when he more of a Brainwashed and Crazy pawn).
  • Death Seeker: He plans to off himself after killing Bilstein, in order to redeem himself.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Blood's true ending in Plasma Sword has him stopping the nuclear reactor core explosion of the Fourth Empire's flying fortress through the use of his own Plasma power.
  • Power Tattoo: Has the tattoo of a skull with a king's crown on his back.
  • Time Stands Still: The effect of his Plasma Field.


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  A mysterious young girl who uses a Plasma Ring in combat. While having a kind and cheerful personality to those that meet her, Ele is determined to complete a specific mission, which is to find Bilstein's ghost and eliminate it as soon as possible so that a tragedy in the future doesn't come to pass.


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  A Japanese military war soldier who uses a Plasma Axe in battle. Though Gantetsu isn't the sharpest knife when it comes to strategy, he makes up for it with his tough determination and strength. Gantetsu is given a mission by his superiors to track down Franco Gerelt for his past war crimes and bring him into the custody of the Earth Federation.


  A modern-day superhero who uses a Plasma Blade in battle. Eagle was once a faux superhero at Gorakuem Amusement Park, but when Bilstein had started his universal conquest, Eagle had decided to become a real-life superhero and joined the Star Gladiators in order to help them out.

The Fourth Empire

Dr. Edward Bilstein

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  The main antagonist of the series. A cybernetic mad scientist who leads the Fourth Empire and uses a Plasma Broadsword in battle. Bilstein was once a prestigious physicist for the Earth Federation and was responsible for the discovery of Plasma Power, but it was soon discovered that Bilstein had used actual human bodies in his experiments and that he was exiled from Earth, being placed in a prison satellite that orbited Planet Zeta. Upon managing to break out from his prison, Bilstein, now in a cybernetic body, sought revenge against Earth and is determined to conquer it and the rest of the universe, using his dangerous "Fourth Empire" organization.

  • Bad Boss: You wouldn't want to work for him, that's for certain.
  • Big Bad
  • The Empire: He is the leader of it.
  • Emperor Scientist: He is a Mad Scientist who doubles as The Emperor of the Fourth Empire.
  • Expy: The unholy amalgamation of M. Bison, Gill, Darth Sidious, and Darth Vader.
  • For Science!: He almost makes Mayuri Kurotsuchi of Bleach look like a saint. ALMOST.
  • Laser BFS
  • The Sociopath: Don't be fooled into thinking he was tricked into or was harshly bullied into being evil, and especially as a scientist. Even before his ancestor goaded him to complete the research and evidence of Plasma Power with human experimentation, Ed was a vicious psycho who killed animals for fun and wrought psychological torment on any who dared cross his path.
  • Sword Beam: His Dark Vortex special move and Dark Vortex: End Plasma Strike.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Fulfills a very dark legacy into the far flung future. His ancestor was in fact a Nazi scientist who found Plasma Power by experiments on concentration camp internees through the alleged Wunderwaft and Die Glocke reserach programs, but fled before he could even perform the experiment that would had turn the tides in favor of the Third Reich.

Franco Gerelt

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  A Spanish matador who uses a Plasma Rapier in battle. Unlike most members of the Fourth Empire, Gerelt is a "forced ally" of Bilstein, who had kidnapped Gerelt's family and threatens to kill them unless Gerelt does exactly what Bilstein says. Making matters worse, Bilstein had also implanted a bomb inside Gerelt's chest and threatens to blow him up if Gerelt tries to rebel against him. While Gerelt reluctantly follows Bilstein's orders, he secretly seeks to overthrow him so that he can save himself and his family from Bilstein's evil hand.


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  An emotionless robot created by Bilstein who uses a Plasma Gun in battle. Vector's sole purpose is to eliminate any human it sees and that it won't stop until it completes its nefarious mission.

Gore Gajah

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  An Indonesian alien magician who uses a Plasma Mace in battle. Gore comes from a huge family who lives in Indonesia and that Gore himself is considered a role model to his many brothers and sisters. His family name, Gajah, has gained a reputation in Indonesia as it has been associated with the world of black magic, since Gore's father is a well-known Plasma wizard who performed many rituals and exorcism. To gain much knowledge about Plasma wizardry, Gore had joined Bilstein and the Fourth Empire so that he can attempt to learn much that is to know about the studies of Plasma Power itself.

  • Attack of the 50 Foot Whatever: Gore has the special ability to grow in size and crush his opponents, literally.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Luca.
  • Bubble Gun: The first game's Dokuyaku Sanpu special attack, though it's more of the poisonous type.
  • The Dark Arts: Gore's backstory states that his father was well-known throughout most of Indonesia for his use of black magic spells and exorcism. Being a Plasma wizard himself, Gore is able to utilize many dark magic techhniques in his own state and opportunity.
  • Magic Wand: His Plasma Mace.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: In the Japanese version of Star Gladiator 2, some of his quotes, though translated into meaningful sentences, appear to be written in an alien language. However, when read backwards, they form "alternate" phrases such as "Shin no ending mitekureta?" ("Did you see the true ending?") and "Oppai, boyoyon, boyoyon....!" ("Boobs, boyoing, boyoing...!")
  • Sickening Crunch: Aside from being a Plasma magician, Gore seems to also specialize in orthopedics, since most of his grab moves involves attacking or grabbing an opponent's limbs so that he can pull and snap it instantly. In fact, one of his special attacks involves having to lie down on the ground so that he can get close to the opponent, which would then enable him to grab their legs while shoving his right foot up towards their...private area so that he can intentionally snap it and the legs as well. Surprisingly, the attack itself is called Shindou Ryouhou (Vibration Treatment).
  • The Starscream: Gore isn't exactly a "loyal" member of the Fourth Empire and that he seeks to overthrow Bilstein and take everything for himself.
  • Taken for Granite: His Sosei Henkan special attack.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Ugly Guy to Luca's Hot Wife

Kappah Nosuke

  A green-skinned turtle-like alien who uses a Plasma Spear in battle. Coming from the Planet Kappa in the Cygnus Galaxy, Kappah is a soldier for his planet's elite military army. Because Kappah and his race dislike peace and prefer war, his planet has had a falling out with Earth and many other planets during attemped negotiations. Bilstein had approached Kappah one day and told him that if he were to join up with the Fourth Empire, his planet would be given full protection from any outside threat. Kappah accepts Bilstein's deal and joins up with him and the rest of the Fourth Empire.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Kappah's whereabouts after the events of the first game is never explained and that he completely disappears, not being seen nor mentioned in Plasma Sword.
  • Joke Character
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Kappah and his race are known for having a belligerent nature and that they despise peace, living only for war and fighting.


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  An alien royal prince who uses a set of Plasma Yo-Yos in battle. His full name is Prince Saturn Kuida-Ore the 3rd and that he's the royal prince of the Planet Saturn in the Andromeda Galaxy. He grew jealous of Saturn's popularity as a street performer and determined to prove that he's a much better one, he adopts the alias of "Prince" and joins up with the Fourth Empire so that he can get the chance to fight Saturn in his own given opportunity.


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  A Spanish female fencer who uses a Plasma Rapier in battle. Claire's reason for being a part of the Fourth Empire is shrouded in mystery, but it is speculated that something tragic had happened to her in the past and that she saw the Fourth Empire as a way of escaping her own personal pain.


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  An artificial girl who uses a Plasma Mace in battle. She is Gore's fiancee/assistant and is devoted to him no matter what. Despite having a cheerful personality, Luca is very naive when it comes to the concepts of life and death and that she's unable to comprehend any action that differs from right and wrong.


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  A cybernetic clone of Blood who uses a Plasma Broadsword in battle. Shaker has a psychotic personality and won't hesitate to rip apart anyone who gets in his way. In his spare time, Shaker loves to listen and play punk music.


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  Bilstein's daughter who uses a Plasma Scythe in battle. Rain is an ambitious person who seeks to prove herself as being a beautiful woman who is able to defeat anyone who tries to challenge her to a battle.

From Other Parties


  A genetically-enhanced dinosaur who uses a Bone Club in battle. In truth, Rimgal is actually Michael Milliam: June's father who was experimented on by Bilstein, in which Bilstein had mixed his human DNA with dinosaur DNA. Rimgal is at war with his own self as he attempts to fight the inner feral beast that lurks within his own inner mind.


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  A prototype robot who uses a Plasma Gun in battle. Omega was created by Bilstein as the prototype for the later Vector robot model and was eventually discarded after having too many emotions in its own circuits. Upon regaining its sentience, Omega learns that it has a "heart" and seeks to know on what it is before its current energy supply runs out.

Ghost Bilstein

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  The apparition of Bilstein's old cybernetic body who uses a Plasma Broadsword in battle. After Bilstein was killed by Hayato during the events of the Final Crusade, he was able to transcend his spirit into a new cybernetic body, leaving his old one behind. Somehow, Bilstein's old cybernetic body had gained a small portion of his conscience and was able to move without its previous host. It now seeks to find and kill Hayato, destroying everything that stands in its way.

  • Amazing Technicolor Battlefield: The final battle against him in the original Star Gladiator.
  • Came Back Wrong: A subversion, the cybernetic shell left behind by Blistein after his defeat by Hayato. It gained some sentience and is now on a mindless rampage to find and kill Hayato. The real Blistein, now in a new body, finds this slightly amusing, as well as a minor annoyance.
  • Crossover: In both Tekkaman Blade and Joe the Condor's endings in TvC: UAS.
  • Laser BFS
  • Powered Armor
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge
  • True Final Boss: In order to get to him in Star Gladiator, the player must beat the game from within a specific amount of time. Doing this will take them to a special battle against a super-powered version of Bilstein. Defeating Ghost Bilstein gives you your character's true and good ending while losing to him gives you a bad ending.


  A mysterious kunoichi (female ninja) who uses a Plasma Hammer in battle. Kaede is hired by the Earth Federation to hunt down and attack any Plasma wielder so that she can seal off their usage of Plasma Power.


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  A white humanoid tiger ninja who uses a set of dual Plasma Claws. Byakko is given a mission by the Earth Federation to hunt down and eliminate any Plasma wielder who comes into his path. Despite his cold methods of fighting, Byakko is a noble warrior who fights while using a Zen-like nature.


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  A black humanoid tiger ninja who uses a set of dual Plasma Claws in battle. Unlike Byakko, Rai-on is more vicious and harsh when it comes to his mission and that he won't hesitate to complete it no matter what.

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