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Sengoku Avengers: Captain America by genesischant Sengoku Avengers: Captain America by genesischant
Marvel's Avengers reimagined as legendary heroes of Japan's Sengoku era.



Captain America is reimagined as 'Taishou'.

Shin Raijou was a sickly child of a low-level samurai bureaucrat, and was confined to his bed for much of his early years. He might have lived out his life in anonymity if he hadn't been present for a martial arts demonstration by a master swordsman. The young boy was enthralled, and afterwards begged the swordsman to take him on as a pupil.

The master refused, but Raijou went to his house where he found employment as a servant. He performed household chores faithfully for two years before finally being accepted as the old master's only student. He studied diligently, and his innate martial talent was revealed. After teaching all he knew, the old man was killed as the result of anti-bakufu treachery.

Raijou would spend the next decade as a soldier in the long and bloody unification conflict, distinguishing himself time and again as a sword prodigy and tactical genius. After the final battle, he disappeared, leaving the battlefield behind. He spent several years in solitude but now he's found a new sort of battle, to protect the people of the land and the honor of Japan.

Raijou favors a peculiar style of fighting that incorporates a steel-reinforced parasol. It sometimes serves as a non-lethal alternative to a sword, and sometimes is used in tandem with a sword.
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plissken151 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
this whole concept of the re-imagining of the Avengers is utterly brilliant. i love it. if this were a novel (graphic or otherwise) i'd definitely read it. very creative. brilliant.
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ItachiXMegumi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student
Super .
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SciFiFan2013 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
These are amazing! I love the concept!
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Random101Man Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been waiting for a Samurai Captain America! Thanks for putting up this idea.
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plissken151 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
agreed. love it. Samurai Captain America, the three coolest words ever written. i also love this concept.
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Intellectual-Soldier Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
what would the Red Skull be called? Red Oni?, The Oni Emperor?
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, he is a wartime enemy of the Captain... Probably a general of a rival army with a red skull-themed helmet and mask. Akadokuro? Maybe a shinigami theme? There is another good myth to build from in the Godokuro monster (a giant skeleton made from the bones of people who starved to death). If I ever do it, it would be a fun one!
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Intellectual-Soldier Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
you sure know your stuff! how long have you lived in Japan or is it just a passion to learn all of its history and Shinto mythology?
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I took Japanese language classes through high school, and then minored in Japanese in college. After I graduated, I lived and taught in Fukushima Prefecture for a year. I fell in love with the language, culture, and people.
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Intellectual-Soldier Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
SWEET!! I really enjoy your feudal re imaginings and the immense effort you put into their caricature and their back stories!! Very Exciting Stuff!!! :love:
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