Galford Weiler

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An American ninja who fights for justice and truth. Before he was taught Ninjutsu, he was a sailor. During one of his travels, he was told by a crewmate about ninja's (mainly Hanzo). This caused Galford to leave his home and to seek out training under the arts of Ninjutsu. He taught Ninjutsu from a former Iga Kunoichi(a female ninja). He will stop at nothing to get rid of evil and fight for justice. He is always accompanied by his faithful furry friend, Poppie (who later became playable in SS5 & SS6). It's also speculated that Galford has been in love with Nakoruru for a long time.
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Samurai Shodown



Samurai Shodown 2, Samurai Shodown 3, Samurai Shodown 4, Samurai Shodown 5, Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Samurai Shodown 6, Samurai Shodown Sen, Samurai Shodown 64, Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage, Samurai Shodown: Pocket, Samurai Shodown: Pocket 2, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS


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Page Updated:  Mar. 4th, 2019

I've been a fan of Galford since the very first time I saw him in the original Samurai Shodown. Something about him just says cool... the thing I noticed at first was his noticeably cool fighting stance (which interestingly changed between SS1 to SS2). Galford was simply an instant classic when he debuted. The fact that he fights alongside his pet dog was also very innovative to fighting games (especially in 1993). His "American ninja" theme is also a pretty cool "theme" and adds to his originality. 

Overall, Galford brings a great amount of personality to the Samurai Shodown series and only improved throughout the sequels (for the most part). He also has some badass moves and a fun-to-use fighting style. And finally, I'd like to point out that Galford is the original blonde-haired ninja... waaaaaaay before Naruto. And by the way, if anyone was ever stupid enough to call Galford a rip-off of Naruto, you have my permission to punch them in the face. :)

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