Liu Yunfei
 

 

BIO:

Liu Yunfei lived at one point in 800 A.D. with his wife. Desiring to gain more power, he made a deal with a being calling himself "The Dark Emperor" and apparently becomes immortal due to an evil entity. However, he went insane and berserk until he was sealed in a boulder by his students, Enja and Suija. A millennium later, he is freed due to the entity leaving him to possess someone else. Wanting to redeem himself, he tracks down the entity's source with intents to exorcise it. In his ending, the entity is found in Gaoh and it begins to overwhelm its host. In order to help Gaoh, Yunfei takes possession of the monster's body and urges the free Gaoh to slay the demon. He is struck down and is reunited with his wife (presumably in heaven).

Yunfei takes most of his mannerisms from typical wuxia traits. Parallel to other wuxia borrowing some elements from real-life martial arts, his fighting style is a rough deviation of the Wing Chun martial arts. He also possesses the ability to fly.
 
   
 

ORIGIN:
Samurai Shodown 5

 
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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Samurai Shodown 6, Card Fighters Clash DS

       
 

Page Updated:  Nov. 23rd, 2014

Yunfei looks like a character right out of a classic Chinese Kung Fu flick... y'know, the ones with all the mid-air fighting on invisible wires? -___- In the way that some movies take it "too far" with wire fighting, I think Yunfei is just as unnecessary in the Samurai Shodown series.

Sure, he's a unique type of character to Samurai Shodown, and represents the Chinese broadsword style fairly well, but in my opinion, he doesn't quite "fit" with the rest of the cast so well. I'm open to new character ideas, but Yunfei's animation quality doesn't match the quality seen in the prequels... a lot of his attacks are pretty choppy in comparison to characters from SS3 & SS4. Right along with many others introduced in SS5 and after, Yunfei just doesn't have the "oomph" of earlier Samurai Shodown designs. He can be fun to use, in a way... but all his "flying around" almost makes the game not feel like Samurai Shodown anymore. :/

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