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
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Sanra in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle
Character Titles
The Imperial Capital's Silver Bullet
Information
Other Names Shirogane no Sanra (courtesy name)
Species Human
Abilities Always hitting their target
Location Devanagara
Music Themes
Appearances

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 Military, 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 between their name to indicate a "belonging"; this was common in ancient Japan for aristocrats to have no between their clan's name and first name. Due to having a double no, the English equivalent of Sanra's name would be "Sanra of Fujiwara, the Silver".

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.

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 Military. 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.

Spell Cards[edit]

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 10
索敵「サーチショット」 Reconnaissance "Search Shot" BPoHC St. 5: E/N
聖弾「銀の弾痕」 Holy Bullet "Silver Bullet Wounds" BPoHC St. 5: H/U
撃牌「クイックピーク」 Shoot Card "Quick Peek" BPoHC St. 5: E/N
殲牌「カッティングパイ」 Annihilate Card "Cutting Pie"[a] BPoHC St. 5: H/U
開拓「シングルアクション」 Frontier "Single Action"[b] BPoHC St. 5: E/N
蛇銃「ダブルアクション」 Snake Gun "Double Action" BPoHC St. 5: H
「オールラウンドバースト」 "All-Round Burst" BPoHC St. 5: U
連発「セミオートショット」 Repeat Fire "Semi-Automatic Shot" BPoHC St. 5: E/N
連射「バンプファイア」 Rapid Fire "Bump Fire" BPoHC St. 5: H
「フルオートバースト」 "Full Auto Burst" BPoHC St. 5: U
ワントリガーキル One Trigger Kill BPoHC Upgrade

Notes[edit]

  1. "Cutting the pie" is a technique for moving around corners with a firearm.
  2. Likely a reference to the Colt Frontier Six-Shooter single-action revolver.

Additional Information[edit]

  • They may be a nod to the character Reisen Udongein Inaba, as they both are commonly affiliated with guns and held their hand in a similar gun-like pose.
  • According to JynX, the emblem on Sanra's hat is a simplified version of the Imperial Military's crest
  • According to JynX, each one of Sanra's medals has a story behind it.

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