What? Are you trying to say something? Maybe that's why you're so weak. You waste your time thinking about nonsense!
~ Earthquake

Earthquake is a character from the Samurai Shodown series. He appears in the first two videogames and later making cameos in other characters' endings.


Earthquake is a large, overweight guy who trained ninjutsu under the same master as Galford. He eventually got sick of it and left, becoming the leader of a treacherous gang of greedy bandits, seeking treasure wherever he goes.

Despite his large build, Earthquake is very agile, probably due to his ninjutsu training, using his massive size to his advantage when fighting.

His weapon of choice is a kusarigama as large as him, which adds to his already long range. He can also attack by farting on his opponent.

When Shiro Tokisada Amakusa spreads chaos all over the world, Earthquake takes the opportunity to steal all of the world's treasure. One year later, he is hired by Mizuki Rashoujin, with the promise of lots of gold whenever he kills someone that she tells him to.

After Mizuki is defeated, Earthquake and his men enter the portal to the Demon World, seeking the treasures of Makai. However, the portal closes after their entrance and they are never heard of again.



  • His posse's names are Kantaro Sakamoto, Tonyoshi Hosono, Chinhira Takahashi, Sanji, and Konhachi.
  • Earthquake may possibly be a reference to the late Japanese professional wrestler Mr. Pogo, who was mostly prominent in the 1990s. Mr. Pogo was overweight and noted for his cruelty, carrying a kusarigama into the ring and breathing fire on his opponents. In addition, Mr. Pogo wore a jagged blue face paint pattern, was considered a greedy and mercantile wrestler who would only follow the money, and first got his claim to fame wrestling as a villainous ninja in Texas wrestling shows.



Major Villains
Ambrosia | Shiro Tokisada Amakusa | Mizuki Rashoujin | Zankuro Minazuki | Yuga | Jigen Taishi | Oboro | Tohma Kuki | Dark Emperor | Gaoh Kyougoku Hinowanokami | Golba | Shizuka Gozen

Other Villains
Gen-An Shiranui | Earthquake | Genjuro Kibagami | Basara Kubikiri | Shiki | Gandara | Deku and Dekuina | Asura | Hanma Karakuri | Haito Kanakura | Yaci Izanagi | Mugenji | Benten | Kusaregedo | Rasetsumaru | Enja | Suija | Sankuro Yorozu | Yumeji Kurokouchi | Angelica | Draco

Guest Characters
The Warden

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