Fujiwara no Shirogane no Sanra

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藤原 (ふじわら) () (しろがね) () 讃良 (さんら)
Fujiwara no Shirogane no Sanra
ɸɯᵝd͡ʑiɰᵝa̠ɾ̠a̠ no̞ ɕiɺ̠o̞ɡ̃ã̠ne̞ no̞ sã̠nɾ̠a̠
Shirogane no Sanra
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The Imperial Capital's Silver Bullet
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Species Human
Abilities Always hitting their target
Location Devanagara
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Official Games
  • Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle
    • Stage 5 Brilliant Boss
    • Possible Final/Extra Stage Midboss
  • Fujiwara no Shirogane no Sanra (藤原 銀 讃良) is the Field Marshal of Devanagara's Imperial Military, and the Stage 5 boss of the Brilliant route of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle. They serve under Ooama no Ake no Mitori, and were the former fifth successor to the throne before the coup d'etat.

    General Information[edit]

    Personality[edit]

    They are diligent in their work, and remain rather stoic to most people around them. However, despite being a field marshal for the Imperial Army, they do not believe in or hold overly uptight codes of conduct with their troops (this is apparently in contrast to Kaoru Kashiwagi). Even in the face of the enemy, they value a fair fight, and maintain good sportsmanship regardless of victory or defeat.

    Abilities[edit]

    Always hitting their target

    Sanra has incredible accuracy, and can always pinpoint when and where to fire at their target.

    Background Information[edit]

    Origin[edit]

    Sanra may be loosely based on Empress Jitō, birth name Uno no Sasara (鸕野讚良), the wife and successor of Emperor Tenmu. During Jitō's reign, the imperial capital of Japan was moved from Asuka to Fujiwara-kyō.

    Name[edit]

    Their official name is Fujiwara no Shirogane no Sanra (藤原 銀 讃良). The hiragana character no () used hiddenly between their name indicates a "belonging", thus the English equivalent of their name would be "Sanra of the Shirogane of the Fujiwara". In ancient Japan times, it was common for aristocrats with a clan's name to have no between their clan's name and first name.

    Fujiwara (藤原) is a common Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field", and was the name of an influential clan in imperial Japan. Sanra (讃良) is composed of two kanji meaning "praise" ( san) and "good" ( ra). It also uses nearly-identical kanji to "Sasara" (讚良), Empress Jitō's birth name; "" is merely a simplified form of "".

    Their middle name, Shirogane (), means "silver", and it is their courtesy name. In Devanagara, those with courtesy names might abbreviate their surname in favour of their courtesy name, thus Sanra can also be referred to as Shirogane no Sanra (銀 讃良).[1]

    Design[edit]

    Sanra has white eyes and white hair. They wear a military uniform with a silhouette of (what is presumably) the Pagoda of the Heavenly Mirror. They also wear black and brown combat boots.

    Sanra's Appearances[edit]

    Relationships[edit]

    Sanra and Iyozane were both members from the Fujiwara clan. it's unknown what was their relationship in the past, but Sanra calls them "Iyo-sama". At Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, Sanra didn't recognize Iyozane (since like most people from the capital, they believed Iyozane was dead) and was shocked upon finding that Iyozane was alive all along.

    They serve under Mitori as field marshal to the imperial army. Their relationship before the coup d'etat is unclear, but Sanra is currently one of Mitori's greatest allies.

    Sanra and Kaoru are not fond of each other, due to conflicting personalities and ideas of military code. Sanra often mocks the Goefu and sees them as useless, to Kaoru's chagrin.

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    Additional Information[edit]

    • They may be a nod to the character Reisen Udongein Inaba Thwiki.png, as they both are commonly affiliated with guns and held their hand in a similar gun-like pose.

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