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Enkidu
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Name:

Enkidu (エンキドゥ)
Gaien Enkidou (円鬼堂 凱庵 )

Gender:

Male

Birthday:

August 24th

Height:

214 cm (7'¼")

Weight:

94 kg (207 lbs)

Bloodtype:

A

Affiliations

Alias:

The Sin-slaying Beast
(罪斬りの獣)
The Maneater (羅刹)

Organization:

Amnesia

Battle Style

Ability:

The EXS of Calamity: Maelstrom

Weapon:

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Voice Acting

Japanese Voice:

Shunsuke Takeuchi

"The power manifested within my body is weak.
Yes, no different from a mere mortal. Let us see
if you can smite me with that power of yours."

Enkidu (エンキドゥ) is a member of Amnesia who was scouted by Hilda. His real name is Gaien Enkidou (円鬼堂 凱庵)[1]. Enkido fights to discover further strength through battles.

He was introduced as a new playable character in the console version of Exe:Late[st].

Background

Bringer of Calamity, the "Sin-slaying Beast"

An unnamed fighter of ancient martial arts. So feared was he for his ferocity and strength that soon many erased his very existence from their minds. With no one left to face, he sought to test his mettle against those holding powers beyond mortals, the In-Births. He offers his arm to a Void, but his well-trained muscles prevent the fangs of the Void to penetrate fully, thereby leading to only a vague manifestation of power. Despite this, he continues to seek challengers under the Hollow Night, until one day, a woman appears in front of him and promises him the opponents he seeks. With those words, Enkidu's battle begins.[2]

Information

Enkidu is a muscular old man who only speaks when its absolutely necessary. He hails from a family that has practised martial arts for centuries.

Appearance

Enkidu is a large man with dark skin and white hair. His attire consists of a large, blue robe that he most commonly wears either with the top half bare or only one side worn. His left arm features a purple tattoo that goes up to his chest known as the Crest of Calamity. He also wears large, chained shackles on his wrists, which vanish when he unleashes his full power.

Enkidu is most often seen with his eyes closed, but his match start animation has him opening one of them, revealing that he has purple eyes.

Personality

Most of the time, Enkidu tends to keep to himself and won't speak unless he feels like it is necessary. He is a stoic, calm individual who is completely and utterly diligent when it comes to fighting. Despite that, Enkidu can be very humble and gets along well with his fellow comrades, especially Gordeau and Chaos, the latter being a good friend of his. Enkidu can also be somewhat witty and likes to poke fun at both Hilda and apparently Gordeau from time to time. Despite his calm and reserved exterior, Enkidu's inner thoughts have shown that even he has his limits when it comes to dealing with Hilda.

Enkidu has also stated to be uncomfortable with social gatherings, believing that he stands out too much. He compares it to "Inviting a clown to a funeral".

In terms of combat, Enkidu becomes a lot louder and excited sounding during a fight and he treats the art of combat incredibly seriously. He has nothing but the utmost respect to those who show resolve in combat and will react gracefully even when losing.

Story

Pre-Story:
Enkidu comes from a family which practices the ancient martial arts. In his youth, Enkidu taught under the guidance of a well respected master. One day however, Enkidu's master fell sick and eventually died. Consumed by grief, Enkidu resolved to become as strong as possible and discover further knowledge through combat in honour of his late master.

During this, Enkidu sought out and fought as many others as he could. Soon, many feared him as the infamous Maneater (羅刹). Enkidu became so infamous that people actively avoided him out of fear. With no-one else left to fight, Enkidu gained a desire to fight those who went beyond even humanity, a desire that made him discover the Hollow Night and everything it entails.

From then, Enkidu immediately sought out the supposed "strongest In-Birth" in Kanzakai. In order to fight this person, Enkidu actively searched for a Void in the hopes to obtain the powers needed to fight this In-Birth. Enkidu soon found a Void and offered his arm to it. However, his battle hardened body keeps the Void from biting deep, leaving Enkidu with only a small amount of EXS at his disposal. Despite that, Enkidu kept fighting under the Night using nothing but the martial arts he has practised his whole life. Upon hearing of an In-Birth who fought without EXS, a woman by the name of Hilda sought out Enkidu and offered him to join her organization, Amnesia, under the promise that he would be able to fight as many strong opponents as he desires.

Episode: Festival Flames (祭りの後火)
Enkidu participates in Amnesia's operations for the first time during their conflict with the Demon Society, about a six months before the actual story. Afterwards, during their victory party Chaos takes time with Enkidu and asks him to tell about himself.

Enkidu tells that he once had a Master which he really respected. However, that master passed away because of an sudden illness. Enkidu describes that he felt powerless against it all, and that inspired him to train even harder.

Chaos asks where does his name "Enkidu" come from. There are different interpretations about what the Enkidu in myth was... Some say he was a man who cut away the sinners, while the others think he was trying to cut away his own sins... Enkidu answers that he chose that name because of the both meanings. He says that it's difficult to put into words why exactly he fights, but he still intends to continue pursuing the strong ones to further increase his own strength.

Arcade Mode (アーケードモード)
In his arcade path, Enkidu challenges various In-Birth, but sees doubt in their eyes and cannot find a true challenge. He heads to where Hilda is and finds Waldstein there. The two of them battle, but Enkidu is once again disappointed. He says that Waldstein has lingering feelings towards Linne, which is why Wald cannot go all-out and fight to the death. Enkidu let's Waldstein leave the place alive hoping that one day, they can have a real battle.

At the end, Enkidu decides that he has helped around Amnesia for long enough. He thinks it's best for him to go solo. He is already looking forward to fighting the members of Amnesia as enemies.

Abilities

Enkidu's EXS ability is the EXS of Calamity (罪渦のEXS): Maelstrom (メイルストルム). The true powers of this ability have not yet been revealed, but it most likely takes the form of his crest and/or shackles. Because of the very small wound he received from a Void, his powers as an In-Birth are very faint. The best he can do with his abilities is create small balls of energy of about the same size of his own fists. Despite that, Enkidu has been shown to unleash devastating bursts of power, at the cost of leaving him weak for a brief moment.

Enkidu doesn't use any weapons, but instead fights using his own body and the martial arts he has learned in his lifetime. His skill in these martial arts has been shown to be extraordinary and with them, he is able to fight the likes of Waldstein without the use of his EXS.

Musical Theme

Title Description
Extreme Stream Enkidu's theme

Title Description
Stream Extreme Enkidu's theme

Introduction Text

He is tortured. The path he takes. What he wants. All because of his desperation.
Seeking for a strong opponent with his imperishable body.
His refined fist. Where it's heading. The hammer to defeat darkness.
Earns a reputation as a disaster. To redeem a pledge with his lost friend.

Movelists

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH

Name Command
Unique Attacks
Unique Attack
特殊技
→ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
↘ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
← + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
Midair C > C
Unique Attack
特殊技
B > B > B > C > C > C
Unique Attack
特殊技
C > C > C
Unique Attack
特殊技
↓+C > ↓+C > ↓+C
Force Function
Tidal Spin
回天旋
Simultaneously B + C
Special Attacks
First Prohibition
三戒衝
↓↘→ + A or B or C
*EX Able
→ Second Prohibition: Crush
弐之戒:砕
→ + A during First Prohibition
→→ Third Prohibition: Pierce
参之戒:穿
→ + A during Second Prohibition
→ Second Prohibition (Secret): Sever
弐之戒(裏):断
→ + B or C during First Prohibition
→→ Third Prohibition (Secret): Fierce
参之戒(裏):烈
→ + B or C during Second Prohibition
Chained Limbs
連環腿
→↓↘ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Counter Pose
転律之構
↓↙← + A or B or C
*EX Able
Stomp
踏鳴
↓↓ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Wind Blade
斬空尖
Midair ↓↙← + A or B or C
*EX Able
Infinite Worth (Consumes 200% EXS)
Spiral Palm Strike
螺旋双掌打
←↙↓↘→ + D
Infinite Worth EXS (Consumes 200% EXS)
Demon Seal: Abyssal Force
狩魔之紋:冥獄破顕衝
A · B · C · D simultaneously
Usable when below 30% health

Check the details about Enkidu's gameplay from here!

Gallery

Official Art
 
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Character Select
 
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Victory Portrait
 
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SD Character
 
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Arcade Mode Ending
 
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Normal (通常)
 
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Happy (喜)
 
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Angry (怒)
 
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Sad (哀)
 
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Comfort (楽)
Official Illustrations
 
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Happy Birthday by Yoshihara Seiichi (2017)
 
Enkidu 2018
Happy Birthday by Shiratori (2018)
Guest Illustrations
 
St guest01
By Tsuzaki Mayumi
 
St guest04
By Kagekawara
Concept Art
 
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Concept sprites from French Bread's Ustream

Trivia

  • Enkidu is a figure in the "Epic of Gilgamesh". He was a person which the goddess of creation Aruru created from saliva and clay. Enkidu was Gilgamesh's companion who inspired him to pursue immortality.

References

  1. Real name confirmed on French-Bread Twitch broadcast on August 31st 2017
  2. Introdution on the official site

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