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Poppy (パピー) is Galford D. Weller's husky companion introduced in Samurai Shodown who acts as an exclusive helper to Galford's Shura/Slash form in Samurai Shodown III. In Samurai Shodown V, players can play as her by inputting a special command on the character selection screen.

Story

Poppy is a dog Galford adopted before he departed for Japan. She grew up during Galford's training and became his constant companion. In her ending for Samurai Shodown V, she sacrifices herself to save Galford while he was saving one of her puppies. In honor of her memory, Galford renames one of her puppies in her name. Throughout the series she remains a loyal companion.

Personality

Happy to be at her master's side and willing to do what she can to help him in his battles for justice. If Galford is defeated she will sadly howl.

Powers

  • Teleport - Poppy can teleport short distances above her opponent.
  • Grapple - Poppy can throw, bite and charge her opponents at command.

Fighting Style

With a special input, the player can order Poppy to headbutt, bite, or drop from above on their opponents. She may also piledrive her foes during Galford's desperation move -which relies entirely on her- in Samurai Shodown II. In Samurai Shodown III, Galford's Slash form relies on Poppy for a vast majority of his special moves. She retains her attacks from before but can also be kicked as a projectile and replicate Galford's movements in his desperation move. When utilized strategically, she can distract opponents whilst the player moves Galford into a more favorable position or act as a counter against most projectiles. In Samurai Shodown VI, Galford can also order Poppy to teleport or change her attacks during her initial charge.

However, she is not invulnerable to attacks as opponents can strike her down to diffuse her advances, leaving her unusable by the player until she recovers. Players also have to be aware of which direction she is facing when summoned as she may charge in a direction opposite than intended. This problem is minimized in Sen as she teleports in battle to attack where Galford is pointing.

Game Appearances

Mobile Appearances

Anime Appearances

Trivia

  • Her pups were all born on February 15.

Gallery

Sprites

Samurai Shodown! 2 Samurai Shodown Samurai Shodown II Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood Samurai Shodown VI (Doll Transformation)

Samurai Shodown characters
SamSho I Logo Sprite.gif HaohmaruNakoruruMamahahaUkyo TachibanaWan-FuTam TamCharlotte Christine de ColdeGalford D. WellerPoppyKyoshiro SenryoEarthquakeHanzo HattoriJubei YagyuGenan ShiranuiShiro Tokisada AmakusaPurple NakoruruKurokoHikyaku
SamSho II Logo Sprite.gif Genjuro KibagamiCham ChamPaku PakuNeinhalt SiegerNicotine CaffeineMizuki Rashojin
SamSho III Logo Sprite.gif Shizumaru HisameRimururuBasaraGaira CaffeineKim Ung CheZankuro MinazukiShikuru
SamSho IV Logo Sprite.gif Kazuki KazamaSogetsu KazamaAku Amakusa
SamSho 64 Logo.png ShikiHanma YagyuGandaraDeku & DekuinaYuga the Destroyer
Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage AsuraShadow AsuraHalf-Shaded Shiki‎‎Taizan MorozumiKarakuri HanmaEnja KazukiSuija Sogetsu
SamSho Warriors Rage.png Seishiro KukiJin-Emon HanafusaJushiro SakakiRinka YoshinoSayaHaito KanakuraYaci IzanagiGaryo the WhirlwindRan PoMikotoTohma KukiTashon MaoDarumaMintoMugenjiYudaSamuraiHanzo HattoriIga NinjaBruteOboro's AmazonsKunou SeishiroOboro
Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara no Okurimono MikatoHokuteYantamuManariOutadaHibabaUbabaMibabaRera
SamSho V Logo Sprite.gif Yoshitora TokugawaMina MajikinaChampleRasetsumaruEnjaSuijaLiu YunfeiYoukai KusaregedoTam TamPoppySankuro YorozuYumeji KurokouchiGaoh
SamSho VI Logo.png AndrewIrohaSugoroku MatsuribayashiOcha-Maro KarakuriDemon Gaoh
SamSho EOD Logo.png SuzuhimeAngelicaTakechiyoGarrosJ.Kim Hae-RyeongWalterJinbei SugamataBlack HawkKirianClaudeDracoGolba
SamSho 2019 Logo.png Yashamaru KuramaDarli DaggerWu-RuixiangShizuka GozenHibiki TakaneWardenGongsun LiBaiken
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