Takeshi Tsunami is a character from Mace: The Dark Age.
Bio[edit | edit source]
Takeshi Tsunami is the second son of the Japanese Emperor. He is very close to his family, especially his brother: Ichiro. Both he and Ichiro were trained in the way of the Samurai: The warriors who ruled over life in Japan and was loyal to the family and warlords to the last. Takeshi has proven himself to be the better warrior than his brother, and was even given pride and respect among his family and other Japanese warlords and became the youngest warlord in Japan. Out of jealousy, Ichiro heard about a being named Asmodeous who said to grant his followers with great power and immortality. Many years have passed and Ichiro returned to Japan with a strange and ominous aura about himself. Ichiro's actions would soon taint the once good name of the Tsunami family. Takeshi takes it upon himself to journey to find Asmodeous and regain the pride and respect that his family once had.
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Good Ending[edit | edit source]
As Takeshi had defeated Asmodeous and claim the Mace. He grasps onto it and begins to feel a great power flowing through him. Then, his brother Ichiro tried to take the weapon from Takeshi, but then, the Mace falls into the Lava and a giant explosion opf power fills the area. Takeshi, having a noble soul was able to survive the blast. Ichiro however was far less fortunate and suffered a terrible death. As Takeshi returned to Japan, he regains the pride and respect that he and his family once had, but also would go on to take the Emperor's throne and rule the country with just, and nobility. But at a price, Takeshi would live in the shame of not being able to save his brother.
Bad Ending[edit | edit source]
Takeshi would fail in his journey to restore his family's honor. Takeshi finds his brother: Ichiro, who now pledges his life to Asmodeous who appoints Takeshi as Ichiro's army leader. In his first assignment as leader, Takeshi is to lead his brother's forces in his conquest of China. But Takeshi refuses as this would further taint the name of the Tsunami clan and rebels against him, but is defeated by Ichiro. Takshi was left with one option: Suicide. He commits Seppuku on the steps of Ichiro's temple. The tale of Takeshi would go on to be a topic of Japanese romantic and tragic folklore that would be mentioned for centuries to come.