Darli Dagger (ダーリィ・ダガー, Dāryi Dagā) is a new character introduced in Samurai Shodown (2019). She is voiced by Yuu Kobayashi.


Originally, the team had intended for a feudal Japanese firefighter character, Hikeshi, to join the roster, but the team couldn’t get the concept to work. Director Nobuyuki Kuroki says, “Although that original concept had an interesting visual design, we felt it was a bit too difficult to convey the nuances of the design to a global audience.”[2]

Instead, Kuroki and his team came up with the idea of a carpenter who wielded a giant saw blade as a weapon. “Giving a large saw to a muscular male character didn’t feel distinct enough, which is why we decided to make the character a powerful and strong-willed female with African roots, a region not usually represented in the Samurai Shodown series.” With these details in mind, character designer Yumi Saji came up with Darli, leader of an all-women group of carpenters.[2]


A shipwright who has mastered the use of various tools. She washed ashore an island at an early age, where carpenters taught her how to make things and pirates taught her how to protect herself and survive. She is currently building a ship said to be unsinkable with her comrades at the island’s workshop. [1]

Unfortunately during a dark phenomenal crisis spreads across the world, which is centered in Japan, one of Darli’s invented ships was destroyed by a masked man, leading to hunt him down for a payback. She mistook Tam Tam for a masked man who destroyed one of her ships. Until in her ending, Darli finally found and caught the same masked man who wrecked her ship in time.


Darli appears to be strong willed, not backing down from any opponent and is VERY confident in building an unsinkable ship.

She also firmly believes in hard work, threatening to break bones of those who want to give up. Those who dared wasting Darli’s hardships like the masked man who wrecked one of her invented ships will be ended up feeling her fury.

Due to her traits and being raised by pirates, Darli admit that many mistook her as a pirate, and she always gets over being mistaken as one.



Fighting StyleEdit

Darli, has a very compounded but impressive fighting style implementing both her saw-blade skills and her use of hand-to-hand proficiency; complementing her muscular physique. Many of Darli's blade attacks are slow but deadly and usually leaves devastating damage if connected, such as her chargeable serpentine breaker, which her saw becomes a hammer which she can slam on her adversary. Darli can incorporate many other attacks with her blade like riding like a surf or turning it into a drill to grind-blast the enemy. If Darli is unarmed, she isn't vulnerable as she can utilize her own way of fighting unarmed by using her special attack point break or nicknamed ("Darli Dagger Punch") to strike the opponent with immeasurable strength.


  • Seafarer's Paradise - Samurai Shodown (2019)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Samurai Spirits (2019) Official website". Darli Dagger's character page.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Game Informer Issue 313. Sunrise Publications. p68
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