Although he is slow and big, Earthquake is actually a "ninja bandit" from the U.S.A. His weapon is the "Nage Gama." He is a huge mercenary who uses the arts of Iga Ninjitsu and self-taught Ninjitsu. He had originally trained under the same master as Galford but got sick of it and left for America. By the time he got to America, he had already forgotten about Galford. When Amakusa rose from the grave and started causing havoc all over the world, he decides to steal all the treasure from around the world during all the turmoil. A year later, Mizuki came into his mind and told him that if he kills those she tells him to, she will reward him with gold each time. As Earthquake came to his senses, gold came flying down from the sky. He and Gen-an persuaded Genjuro to join their plan with Mizuki as well. After Mizuki's defeat, he and his henchmen dove into Makai and never came back.
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Samurai Shodown 2, Samurai Shodown 6, Samurai Shodown (2019), SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash 2, SNK Vs. Capcom Chaos



Page Updated:  Mar. 7th, 2023

You might be surprised to hear this, but I think Earthquake is one of the most original fighting game characters... at the time of his debut. A fat American ninja who burps, farts, and pulls a turkey leg out of his pants and eats it when he wins?!? Yes. Simply brilliant.

Earthquake was excellent comic relief for the early Samurai Shodown series, but he also presented an innovative, unique fighting style, making him a really fun-to-use character (notably in SS2). I personally love using him in Samurai Shodown 2. It was definitely cool and very unexpected to see Earthquake return SNK VS Capcom Chaos, even though his fighting style wasn't nearly as good in Chaos as it was in SS2. His SS6 incarnation also disappointed me a bit... but I'm glad SNK didn't forget about him. :) On a side note, I always loved how the announcer says his name... "Eaaathquaaaeke!"

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