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Nobunaga is seen much like a villain for most of the The Legend of Ransei, having the ambition to take over the entirety of Ransei. The Hero/Heroine first meets Nobunaga in person after joining forces with Shingen and Kenshin. It is here that Nobunaga reveals his intentions to conquer Ransei, and that Nobunaga is Oichi's brother. Oichi tries to learn more about her brother's intentions but fails, and Nobunaga leaves.
After conquering all of Nobunaga's territories, the Hero/Heroine challenges Nobunaga himself at Dragnor castle, where Nobunaga calls upon his Zekrom to battle. The Hero/Heroine is successful, but Nobunaga escapes. After the Hero/Heroine links with Arceus, Nobunaga returns, calling upon his Black Rayquaza and his closest allies in a final bid to stop the Hero/Heroine.
After accepting defeat, Nobunaga reveals the real reason he desired to conquer Ransei. The Warlord had truly loved the region, as well as the people and Pokémon that lived there. However, as the battles to see who would conquer Ransei raged, Nobunaga had begun to notice that Warriors were starting to treat their Pokémon partners as nothing but mere tools. Believing the legend of Arceus to be nothing more than a fairy tale, Nobunaga partnered with Zekrom to conquer Ransei and put an end to the ceaseless battles.
|Hydreigon Zekrom Rayquaza|
- Transforms to Rank II by reaching an 80% link with Hydreigon in The Road to Conquest.
- Start of turn:
- With low health:
- "We must endure this..."
- Start of battle:
- When attacking a castle:
- "We must take down all who resist."
- When defending a castle:
- "Resist. That is the only option."
- During battle:
- "Together, Nobunaga and <Pokémon's name> shall trample all that lies in their path... ...And charge ever onward! Ever onward!"
- When ordering to attack:
- "<Pokémon's name>... <Pokémon's attack>, now!"
- When using an item:
- "My <item> may be useful."
- When using his Warrior Skill:
- "Mercy is for the weak."
- Upon forming a link:
- "So, <Pokémon's name>... You are destined to accompany Nobunaga."
- After winning a battle:
- "A pathetic battle. This will not suffice."
- After losing a battle:
- If recruited:
- "Ha... And your name is?"
- "Ha... Let us retreat."
- When being recruited:
- "Pah, very well. Nobunaga will grant your wish..."
- When you have 50 Warriors in your army:
- "You now have 50 Warriors in your army. Even the Pokémon seem gladdened by this."
A Warrior whose phenomenal strength surpasses all others. Renowned for showing no mercy in battle, he is feared by all who cross his path.
Nobunaga is based on the real-life Oda Nobunaga of Japanese history. Nō was Nobunaga's wife, and Urakusai (Oda Nagamasu) was his brother. Masahide (Hirate Masahide), Narimasa (Sassa Narimasa), and Murashige (Araki Murashige) were two of his retainers. Mitsuhide, Ranmaru, and Hideyoshi were also samurai who served in Nobunaga's army (before betraying him, following him in death, and succeeding him, respectively). Rikyū (Sen no Rikyū) was a tea master of Nobunaga's, while Urakusai was Rikyū's student. Yoshiaki (Ashikaga Yoshiaki) was the puppet shogun Nobunaga set up.
Hero/Heroine • Nobunaga • Oichi • Hideyoshi • Motochika • Ginchiyo • Motonari • Mitsuhide • Yoshihiro
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