Kage-Maru (meaning "perfect shadow") uses Hagakure-ryu Ju-Jutsu as his fighting style. He was born in the village of Hagakure. "Kage-Maru" is the name given to members of the Hagakure clan who work in secret in the shadows of society. His birthright was to become the tenth-generation Kage-Maru. His father, the ninth-generation Kage-Maru, taught him the fearsome Hagakure fighting technique.

One day, his mother, the eighth-generation Tsukikage, was kidnapped by J6 (judgement6). She was brain washed and constantly having cybernetic improvements applied, she became a cyborg, immune to feeling. Several years later, the village of Hagakure was attacked by her, now known as Dural. Kage-Maru and his father were out fishing, but quickly returned when they saw the blazing village. They were too late, however, and the village was destroyed. Kage-Maru's father fell by a bullet from the mystery group and the next morning, Kage-Maru salvaged a keepsake from his father, donned his costume, and embarked on a journey to prepare himself to take vengeance on those who spilled his father's blood.
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Page Updated:  Mar. 2nd, 2024

Kage has been the token ninja in the VF series since day one. He debuted as a visually generic, yet recognizable ninja. At least he had a few memorable moves, which stayed with him throughout the years... his flying headbutt to a grounded opponent was always on of my personal favorites. ;)

Like the other VF characters, his fighting style has developed tremendously over the span of 9-10 games. His moveset has received a ton of updates, and his later iterations are pretty damn awesome. No doubt Kage brings a lot to the VF series, and never comes up short on pure "coolness factor". Even though he's still arguably generic as far as looks go, he acquired some cool alternate outfits and some badass customization items in VF4-VF5, which can definitely spice up his visual appearance. In any case, VF just wouldn't be VF without Kage.

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