Honoring his family name was never enough for Kazan Yamaoka. He wanted to surpass his father’s reputation and end what he saw as the thinning of samurai culture. His father tried to turn Kazan’s attention to more noble pursuits, but Kazan refused to heed his advice, and borrowing his father’s katana, he embarked on a dark pilgrimage to prove his worth and rid Japan of imposters. The killings were brutal, cruel and morbid. His rage, bloodlust and perverse sense of honor knew no bounds. People believed he was possessed by something dark and otherworldly and cursed him, they began to call him ‘Oni-Yamaoka,’ the rageful Samurai, an insult both to Kazan and his family.
Determined to redeem his family’s name, Kazan now butchered anyone who dared call him Oni-Yamaoka. He had defeated the best and he had purified the samurai class by ridding the land of imposters. How could anyone refer to him as an ogre? Had it been because he had marched onto a battlefield to cut down the fiercest warriors. Had it been because he had taken a kanabo and dashed hundreds of skulls with it? It didn’t matter. Being called an ogre was more than he could bear and an ominous voice in his head urged him to strike down those who had desecrated his name.
With renewed anger, Kazan journeyed across japan, dozens fell victim to his kanabo. His speed and strength were unmatched. His rage was incomprehensible. Covered in blood and gore, Kazan battled-on, until one day he found himself surrounded by dozens of farmers wielding rusted scythes, sharp pitchforks, and heavy clubs. He survived the first few assaults, but there were too many attackers coming from every direction. Within moments Kazan was on the ground staring at a cold, indifferent, darkening sky as farmers took turns stabbing and torturing the ‘Oni’. The frenzied mob dragged Kazan into a small stone mill to continue the torture and finally left him to die a slow, agonizing death. When they returned, the mill was filled with a strange black fog and Kazan’s body and the kanabo were nowhere to be found. It was the beginning of a dark legend about a rageful Oni haunting the town.
A monstrous Killer, able to absorb the blood energy of his injured foes, and then use that energy to transform into a brutal demon. Using his power, Yamaoka’s Wrath, he can rush down Survivors at great speed and deal deadly strikes with his kanabō.
His personal perks, Zanshin Tactics, Blood Echo and Nemesis, provide navigational information, punish injured Survivors, and gain advantages over those that interfere.
THE ONI PERKS
“Within your enemy’s strength is weakness.”
The auras of all pallets, breakable walls and vaults are revealed in a radius around you.
“Attack an enemy with precision and their allies will feel it.”
When hooking a Survivor, all other injured Survivors temporarily suffer from the Hemorrhage and the Exhausted status effects.
“Only a fool would spit in a demon’s face and declare victory.”
Any Survivor who blinds or stuns you becomes your Obsession.
Any time a new Survivor becomes the Obsession, their aura is revealed to you and they are temporarily affected by the Oblivious status effect.
KILLER POWER: YAMAOKA’S WRATH
While Blood Fury is active, The Oni becomes lethal and gains access to additional abilities: Demon Dash and Demon Strike.
SPECIAL ABILITY: Demon Dash
Press and hold the Power button while Blood Fury is active to perform a Demon Dash, allowing The Oni to cover large distances at high speed.
SPECIAL ATTACK: Demon Strike
Press and hold the Attack button while Blood Fury is active, to perform a Demon Strike in the direction you are facing. Demon Strike has an extended lunge range and successful hits immediately put healthy Survivors into the dying state.