|“||Did you really think you could match my power? I have conquered countless lands! Enslaved whole nations! Even Kings bow before me!||”|
|– Shogun demonstrating his authority|
Shogun is the sixth demon boss in Shadow Fight 2, first appearing in Act VI: Iron Reign. He is a military warlord and the ruler of Ivory City, a town near the Gates of Shadows. He seized power from the former ruler of the city, known as the Prince, after he assassinated him.
Shogun appears as a traditional Japanese Samurai, and is armed with a Daisho - which is a pair of 2 swords, Katana (the longer one) and a Wakizashi (the shorter one). He wears an armor and a helm similar to that of a real-life samurai, though their in-game names are unknown.
Sensei's Story Part 6: The Monster
Shogun is the servant of the Prince, a man of royal birth. He is the warlord of Prince's army. After he met Widow and was manipulated by her, he sets a scheme to betray the Prince, so he could claim his throne and become Widow's liege. He hired Butcher to kidnap Prince and ordered Hermit to train his soldiers. However, Shogun did not see that the Prince made a bargain with Butcher, causing the latter to let him go. He is also not aware if the Prince is saved by Sensei later. Shogun plans to become a great warlord by using the magical Sphere that Widow has promised him.
After Widow obtained the Sphere, Prince comes to her place and seizes the Sphere. Shogun attempts to stop him, but he fails. Prince, who has lost his mind after getting the Sphere, takes Shogun to be executed and controls his mind with the Sphere. When Sensei arrives there, Prince makes Shogun fight Sensei. But, Sensei is able to defeat Shogun.
Act VI: Iron Reign
Shadow and his team head on to obtain the final seal which will lock the Gates of Shadows. Making their way to Ivory City, they learn that Shogun has taken over the city and has made it the seat of his vast empire. The city though, appears to be burning in flames. Sensei narrates that the land surrounding the city was once fertile. A wasteland is all that remains in its place now due to the effect of the Gates of Shadows.
Shadow begins his fight against Shogun's bodyguards and when each one is defeated, they mistake Shadow for their missing Prince and move on to higher authority for help. Sly encourages Shadow to play along with this mistaken identity.
Shogun first makes an appearance in conversation with General. After Shadow defeats Colonel, Shogun orders General to use whatever resources necessary to find and execute the rebel, who calls himself the Prince, and his associates. General responds by telling him that he will round up the best mercenary unit around and have them hunt down Shadow and the others.
Shadow then faces five mercenaries in a row in a survival style fight lasting five rounds. After their defeat, he fights General and then finally reaches Shogun. Shogun fights Shadow, still believing that he is the lost Prince. After his defeat, Shogun is left in disbelief that he was bested in combat. Before Shadow moves on, Shogun surrenders his Jade Seal, claiming that even though he lost, the people will not follow a petty 'Prince'.
Gates of Shadows
Shogun teams up with the previous demons to halt Shadow's plans to close the Gates of Shadows. He battles Shadow last in line (sixth).
Shadow returns in Interlude to fight Shogun for a third time to break the seal. Shogun, like the previous demons, is not pleased that Shadow wants to reopen the Gates. Before the fight, he declares that this realm and empire is his and therefore if Shadow reopens the gates, Titan will be released and Shogun will lose power and influence and he will not allow this. Shogun tries to stop Shadow in his quest and the fight ensues. After his defeat, he tells Shadow to leave as he does not have much time now before Titan destroys his world.
Shogun is extremely aggressive and hates failures. He refuses to tolerate any shortcomings or failure when it comes to the matters of his empire. He is a warlord who rules a vast empire, and claims to have conquered thousands and entire factions. He has an extreme hatred for Shadow, whom he believes to be the Prince responsible for causing chaos in his empire. He thinks of himself as the ruler of the realm until Titan is set loose.
Shogun takes pride in his strength, and is devastated when he is beaten in combat. He values his empire very highly, falling apart when he believes it will be taken away from him. Shogun is fearsome, and his bodyguards fear him and his capabilities, proving that he is actually very strong. Shogun is shown to be quite arrogant, as he does not deign to deal with the enemy until he has no choice. Even when Shadow proves to be a highly dangerous threat to his empire, he prefers to assign General to do the dirty work for him.
It is shown how much the empire means to Shogun when Shogun threatens to fight Shadow just to keep his empire under his command. As re-opening the Gates of Shadows would release Titan and cause Shogun to be evicted from his seat of high power, he fights Shadow in an attempt to stop him from opening the Gates so he can remain in his powerful position.
Shogun's bodyguards' names are actually their ranks in their military. They mistake Shadow to be the late Price of Ivory City, and as each one of them faces defeat they report their belief to the senior officer. In addition, all their weapons are not obtainable.
- Corporal, bodyguard armed with a Jumonji Yari
- Captain bodyguard armed with a Nodachi
- Major, bodyguard armed with Dual Wakizashi
- Colonel, bodyguard armed with a Bisento
- General, bodyguard armed with a Modified Glaive
- Before fighting General, the player has to defeat his 5 mercenaries first.
Shogun wieldsa pair of weapons consisting of a Katana and a Wakizashi as his secondary weapon. The Katana is used primarily for most attacks and the Wakizashi is only used to serve a finishing move to his double slash and super-slash. He also wears Crescent Helm.
For ranged weapons, Shogun uses Kunai of the Wind. He then switches to Dragon Wings after getting defeated once and Keen Chakram after getting defeated twice.
When fought in Gates of Shadows and Interlude, Shogun uses Keen Chakram and Asteroid.
Perks and Enchantments
Shogun can call his bodyguards which appear from either side of the screen, do a single strike to attack Shadow and then disappear by flying upwards. These summoned bodyguards cannot be attacked, and their attacks cannot be blocked. However, they can be dodged. Shogun uses this perk after being defeated once. The bodyguard is summoned depending upon Shogun and Shadow's position on the battlefield:
Corporal: Corporal, along with General, have the strongest attack of all the summoned bodyguards. Shogun jumps backward when calling Corporal. Upon summoning, Corporal dashes forward, while thrusting his Yari forward. Shogun calls him when Shadow is close to him.
Captain: Captain's attack is stronger than Colonel's attack, but weaker than Corporal's and General's. His attack also has the longest range. Shogun rolls backward when calling him. Once summoned, Captain jumps forward, steps forward, bends down, and swings his Nodachi. Shogun summons him if Shadow is too far from him.
Major: Major is not summoned by Shogun.
Colonel: Colonel's attack is the weakest. Shogun rolls backward when calling him. Once summoned, Colonel jumps forward while thrusting his Bisento forward. Shogun calls him when Shadow is close to him. Colonel has the fastest attack among all the summoned bodyguards.
General: General, along with Corporal, have the strongest attack. Shogun stands still when calling him. Upon summoning, General comes from behind Shadow, rolls towards him, pivots on one foot and swings his Glaive. Shogun summons him if he is cornered.
Shogun's armor and Helm are enchanted with Damage Absorption, giving a chance to absorb all damage dealt to Shogun's body/head by a single strike.
Shogun's Katana and ranged weapons are enchanted with Overheat, giving Shogun a chance on each strike to put a buff on himself that makes his next strike inflict 200% more damage. Appears after Shogun is defeated twice.
- General, find this rebel who calls himself 'the Prince.' He and his associates are to be arrested and executed. Use whatever resources you deem necessary. - Shogun giving orders to General
- So... Here you are, after all of these years. What took you so long? Have you found another realm to ruin with your greed and incompetence?
- I see my assassins haven't failed completely. You're only a shadow of the Prince I knew. - Before fight
- No... This is impossible... I am invincible! I cannot lose, not now! And you... you think you can take my empire away from me? Hah!
- They used your name to scare children, yes. But I brought them order; I gave them the Empire! My people won't follow a petty prince now... - Shogun defeated
- We were the strongest warriors who ever lived and yet we failed to defeat you... - Gates of Shadows, after being defeated
- Until Titan finds the way through the Gates, this is my realm, and I will not allow you to take it from me! - Interlude, before fight
- Why do you hasten your own demise? Leave now and enjoy what little time your world has left before Titan destroys you all. - Interlude, after defeated
- Weakling! You're not even good enough to be my lord's court jester. I'll crush you with a single blow! - Shogun, under Prince's mind control, belittling Sensei
- 601 green orbs
- 378 red orbs
- 10905 green orbs
- 5040 red orbs
- 142 purple orbs
Eclipse Mode Reward
Player can obtain Shogun's Katana by defeating him once more in Eclipse mode. It can be obtained at any level, as early as level 37. The Katana is enchanted with Overheat. The formula for the power of the Overheat enchantment is as follows:
Awarded for defeating Shogun.
Awarded for winning a fight with Shogun once more in Eclipse mode.
During the battle with Shogun and his bodyguards, the track Burning Town plays.
- Shogun's ability to summoning bodyguards, is the only demon's ability which is not performed by the demon themselves.
- The summoned bodyguards wear Centurion Mail and Crescent
- He and Butcher's achievement icons are the only ones which are not merely silhouettes of their avatars.
- Shogun's chest armor resembles European armor rather than the ones normally worn by Samurai.
- "Shogun" means Military Leader in Japanese.
- His counterpart in Shadow Fight 1 is Samurai.
- In Old Wounds, Shogun is one of the two opponents who use Magic. The other is Prince.
- In Old Wounds, Shogun is the only demon of Shadow Fight 2 who does not have any bodyguards and is himself a bodyguard of Prince.
- Every Bodyguard of Shogun has a unobtainable weapon.