Hanzo the Hidden is a non-player character from Final Fantasy XIV who first appeared in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. He is a ninja and the twelfth lord of the Kagekakushi Clan. He is a key antagonist in the Ninja quest line.
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Appearance[edit | edit source]
Hanzo first appears in the Ninja quest, A Game of Life and Death wherein you are tasked with finding your comrades; V'kebbe and Perimu Haurimu. He is a Midlander Hyur with purple hair, green eyes, with war paint under both of his eyes. His face is also riddled with scars.
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Story[edit | edit source]
A Game of Life and Death Karasu, never to be trusted, is all too quick to renege on his promise and demand the spoils despite your clear victory according to the very conditions he et. With his friend and fellow shinobi's life in the balance, Oboro tosses the scroll to a gloating Karasu, who unceremoniously shoves Tsubame in your general direction. Karasu's enigmatic master then arrives on the scene, and with a few dismissive words, seemingly roasts Karasu to a husk with a breath of fire before your very eyes. Claiming to be Hanzo of the Kagekakushi clan- the only true practitioners of the art of ninjutsu- he ominously states that his desire to rid the world of the descendants of "Sasuke the Shamed,' as he dismissively refers to the legendary progenitor of the Doman shinobi. As Oboro stands stunned, Tsubame comforts him with a secret entrusted to her by oneo f her elders-- namely, that the scroll in Hanzo's hands is but one half of the forbidden summoning mudra he covets. As Underfoot and V'kebbe return home to Limsa, you set out for Yanxia with Oboro, Tsubame, and Jacke, to inform the elders of all you have seen and glean what wisdom you might before planning your next action.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
His name is likely based on Hattori Hanzō. Hattori Hanzō was a famous ninja of the Sengoku era. One of the most iconic ninjas who is often a subject of varied portrayal in modern popular culture.
His clan "Kagekakushi" (影隠) translated to "Hidden Shadow" or "Shadowless".