Sin and Punishment Trophies


Isa Jo

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

Isa Jo is the son of Saki Amamiya and Airan Jo. He inherited Achi’s blood from Saki and, because of that, he gained significant powers and abilities. He is a trained soldier and widely considered the top of his profession. However, his mission to assassinate the girl Kachi results in failure when ends up befriending her. The result is the Creators and Nebulox army, including his old mentor Deko, pursuing them.

Kachi

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

Targeted by experienced soldier, Isa Jo, Kachi was found on Earth 5 but instead of Isa Jo eliminating her, he befriended her and helped her escape. It is later revealed that she is the previous anatgonist of Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth, Achi but has fell into amnesia. Isa and Kachi attempt to escape Deko and the Nebulox Army and are either forced to fight or flee.

Airan Jo

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth

Airan Jo is the second protagonist alongside with he rhusband, Saki Amamiya. Airan Jo is a capable soldier and one of the last surviving members of the Japanese rebellious Savior Group. When Saki become enraged and succombs to his Ruffian blood, Airan attempt sto subdue him. She has a vision of a young boy who she realizes it being the he rand Saki`s child. The two team up to fight against the Ruffians.

Achi

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Successor of Earth

Achi is the main antagonist of Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth. She originally leads the rebellious Savior Group along with Saki Amamiya and Airan Jo to fight against the Ruffians and the oppressive Armed Volunteers. However, it is revealed she has more nefarious plans for the Earth and wants to create a replica of Earth. She has Ruffian blood that she gave to Saki as well as Saki and Airan`s son, Isa Jo.

Ruffian

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth

Ruffians are bioengineered mutants that were to replace livestock in a world with a growing population but a dwindeling food source. However, unknowingly, the Ruffians rebelled against thier creators and went about destroying humanity. However, the Saviour Group, led by Achi, saki, and Airan, fought against the Ruffians and the Armed Volunteers, an oppressive militaristic force sent to destroy the Ruffians. Ruffians have advanced powers and can transform into titans.

Brad

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth

Brad is the leader of the Armed Volunteers and has Achi`s blood as well. Because of this blood, he is capable of superhuman powers that he uses to rule the Armed Volunteers. When the Armed Voluntters started oppressing Japan, the Saviour Group started a war with them. It is revealed that Achi was only using Brad for her own schemes and, during the story, replaced Saki with Brad as the ruler of her new world.

Kachua and Radan

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth

Kachua is the Armed Volunteers chief scientest and commander. It is revealed that Kadan is her pet that she created and it is shown she cares deeply for it. During the battle between Saki and Kadan, Kadan is destroyed but, in the process, Saki and Kachua are thrown into a sea of blood-like substance. Kachua and Saki turn into monstrous Ruffians and Saki ends up killing Kachua. It is revealed later that Brad, the leader of the Armed Volunteers, was extremely angry about the lost of Kachua.

Deko

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

Deko is Isa`s old mentor and the leader of the Nebulox. Isa`s prowness with a sword was so strong that Isa and Deko always came to a draw during thier sparring. When Isa went to assassinate Kachi but, instead, helped her escape; Deko labeled Isa a traitor and began to pursue the pair as they fled. He becomes the last boss in Sin and Punishment: Star Successor.

Orion Tsang

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

Iron Tsang is the first member of the Nebulox encountered and fought. He is first ecnountered in the Urban Ruins and captures Kachi. Orion Tsang specializes in projectiles and using machines for attacks. He can also block himself from attacks and teleport to any location at any time.

NS Ironbat

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Star Succesor

The NS Ironbat is a mobile war machine that is fought as both a boss and a reoccuring enemy. It can carry a whole battalion of soldiers and a crew as well as fire missiles, plant bombs, and give surpressing fire. It is fairly mobile despite its bulky size. Soldiers can fire from thw wings of the ship and some even have flame throwers. It is a very powerful enemy that is not to be taken lightly.

Urban Ruins


Urban Ruins from Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

Name: Urban Ruins

Universe: Sin and Punishment

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (2009)

Stage Size: Huge

Obstacle Level: 3 (out of 5)

Type: Stationary Platform, moving background

Availability: Starter

Urban Ruins is the first level of Sin and Punishment: Star Successor. It is a intense battlefield of broken and collapsed buildings, enemies, and explosions. Chaos replaces order in this war-torn urban battlefield and is a perfect backdrop for a epic battle in SSB4.


Appearance, Movements, and Hazards

The fight is battled out on a single, platform that fits four players comfortably. At the beginning of the match, the platform is raised up and speeds off down a broken down expressway.

Broken Down Expressway

The platform speeds down in very high speed while artillery blasts and buildings explode overhead. After 15 seconds, the platform appears as if it’s going to run right into a building, but at the last second, it cups up and the platform raises along the side of the building while going up. Everything becomes a gray blur as the building rushes past. The platform that jets over the building and a seen of war erupts in the background: lasers are flying everywhere, explosions, artillery, and chaos. The platform begins banking to the left and right but the players are fine and relatively safe unless they miss the platform as it banks. But suddenly, without warning, the platform does a barrel roll and the players are suddenly thrown into the air and must get back to the platform. Enemy fire erupts and temporarily cuts the players vision as it fires onto the platform. Fortunately, the enemy fire does not affect the players and it is only for show. Two enemy aircraft speed ahead and then do a reverse bank turn (ala Star Fox) and speed back into the camera, just missing the platform. The platform spots a enemy fighter and rushes down to follow it. It flips over causing the players to scramble for the right side of the platform.

The platform then rushes down back into the forest of dilapidated buildings and begins a high speed chase with a enemy aircraft ahead,. The swerves just in time to avoid a building. It does this three times before the enemy aircraft crashes into a building. The platform goes through the explosion and smoke which obstructs the player’s vision from the screen. The platform then crashes into a building and everything becomes black. The crash does not affect the players nor damage them. The platform crashes into the other end of the building and goes back to the street which then the entire stage re-loops.


Music

Title Theme (Sin and Punishment: Star Successor)
“Hakai” Japanese Version (Sin and Punishment: Star Successor)
“Anakore” (Sin and Punishment: Star Successor)
System [MENU] (Sin and Punishment: Star Successor)
Kingdom (Sin and Punishment: Star Successor)
Setouchi (Sin and Punishment: Star Successor)
Discipline (Sin and Punishment: Star Successor)
Barrage (Sin and Punishment: Star Successor)
Risk Ones Neck (Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth)
Agave (Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth)
Solid Line (Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth)
Within Earshot (Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth)
Wait Soon Ripe (Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth)


Cameos

Phoenix Keeper


My Thoughts

Thinking of a Sin and Punishment was fairly hard because, while a lot of the levels are interesting and exciting, they aren’t very iconic save for the navy battle in Scene 4 of the first game. I wanted a hectic level however, only visually. A Sin and Punishment certainly has the makings of a hazardous stage with enemy fire, explosions, and such but I wanted something more visually stimulating but simple game play hence why I opted to keep the players on a main platform as it speeds through the city ruins. Save for the stage spinning and banking, there aren’t too many hazards unless you consider the background hazardous for it’s chaoticness. I wanted the stage to zip and boost around turns and through the sky while avoiding enemy fire and explosions. I imagined something like the opening of Star Wars Episode 3; the space battle with Anakin and Obi Wan.

I wanted a stage that captures both games in a single stage so that is why I went with a Star Successor stage but chose to use a platform from the first game. I also always wanted a sad stage. I feel that this stage and the song “Anakore” conveys the sadness I desire by showing the horrors of war.


Chances of Being in SSB4

50% – If Saki is added to the game, a stage is a guarantee so whether it will be from the first or second game would be the deciding factor. If chosen to be from the first game, Urban Ruins has a 0% chance of being a second Sin and Punishment stage but it has higher chances if Skies Successor is chosen.

Newcomer: Saki



A war torn city is gripped by fear. Gunfire, explosions, cries of help echo throughout the fallen city. The war has all but taken the life from this city that is wreathed in smoke. A figure jumps out of the smoke onto a broken intersection and runs down it when a sudden aircraft looms in front of him. The figure, the world’s savior, ducks out of the way just in time as the aircraft opens fire. But, just then, a surge of plasma appears and rips the aircraft in half. Another purple plasma beam rips through another aircraft which crashes into another interaction. All around the city, plasma beams rips through the already destroyed buildings, houses, and roads. It seemed like the entire sky shooting out the beams. The world’s savior heaves up his Cannon Sword and stares into the sky. A sudden burst of purple rushes past him but he stands unfazed. It stares at a floating mechanical isle with plasma energy glowing all around it. The world’s savior rushes down the intersection, jumps onto a aircraft, and throws out the pilot. The world’s savior then sets his sights to the floating isle and it’s plasma beams.

Saki from Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Name: Saki Amamiya

Universe: Sin and Punishment

Debut: Sin and Punishment: Successor of Earth(2000)

Element Alignment: Lightning

Affinity: Good

Purpose for Fighting: Survival

Availability: Starter

Saki comes to the Smash party not as an Assist Trophy but as a gun-totting beam saber wielding savior of the world! He carries the world’s weight on his shoulders yet he just shrugs it off with his amazing acrobatic skills and gun-toting abilities. Saki hails from Sin and Punishment: Successor of Earth. Saki can amazing acrobatic skills that allows him to dominate the air and bring would-be air fighters to the ground. He can attack from distance or close rang so, in reality, he is a all-around fighter!


Saki`s Stats

Power: **
Weight: **
Defense: ***
Speed: *****
Jump: *****
Recovery: ****
Element: ***

Saki’s best stats are in Speed, Jump, and Recovery. Saki, while only possessing two normal jumps and a recovery move, can easily move through the air as well as Kirby or Jigglypuff. Many of his attacks allow Saki to slightly hover in the air while performing some attacks. Saki also does well on the ground with dash attacks and grabs but his true fighting potential shines while in the air. Saki is able to use both a beam saber and a gun called a Cannon Sword. This allows Saki to switch between close and long distance attacks. Saki also has a very high jump that allows him to close the distance in the air. However, Saki’s attacks, while very fast, are not as strong as other characters. As well, he is a light weight so he can be easily juggled/KO’dby stronger characters.


Saki`s Special B Move Set

  • B – Cannon Sword
  • Side B – Dashing Strike
  • Up B – Bullet Storm
  • Down B – Manual/Target Lock-On

The Final Trio

Descriptions

Cannon Sword allows Saki to pull out his gun and, while holding down B, release a stream of bullets. However, once the ammo is depleted, Saki must wait to it can restock itself. His gun has twenty rounds of ammo until it runs out. Cannon Sword can be altered by Saki’s Down B move Manual/Target Lock On which will be explained in detail then. Opponents stand stand next to Saki when he pulls out his Cannon Sword receive 5% damage with medium knock back. Saki can shoot ammo while jumping, running, crouching, or crawling.

Dashing Strike causes Saki to rush in a straight line for 3 seconds. It can also be used as a recovery move however. Additionally, Saki can wall jump if he lands near a wall and reset his second jump. If a opponent is hit by this attack, Saki will pause and the opponent will be electrocuted. This exchange happens for 2 seconds. It has a high vertical and horizontal knock back as well as KO potential but a slow lag after wards. If Saki hits a opponent in mid air, there will be no free fall allowing him to move, attack, or dodge after the initial attack. Does 14-17% damage.

Bullet Storm causes Saki to jump in the air in a display of acrobatic prowess. During the attack, Saki will release a hail of bullets (usually around six rounds of ammo) which will spray in different directions. Each bullet does 10% damage. It has very low KO potential but it is one of the highest recovery moves for a non-flying character.

Manual/Auto Lock On allows Saki to switch ammo types. Manual ammo is stronger, slower, or only moves in a straight line. When performing any attack that requires a gun, it will use up ammo. The gun can carry only 20 rounds of ammo of each ammo type and then needs 30 seconds to recharge that ammo type. Target Lock On ammo is faster, weaker, but automatically locks on to the closest opponent unless they are too far away or can obstacle lies in the way. For example, a player playing as Saki uses up his Manual ammo so, in order to perform the other attacks, he has to switch to Target Lock On Ammo to fight. If the player runs out of both ammo, he has to rely on grabs and physical based attacks with the beam sword. Saki begins flashing red when the ammo has 3 rounds left. Once Saki runs out of his bullets, his gun flashes red as well.

Manual ammo does 3% damage. Manual ammo is slow but strong and recharges faster while Auto Lock-On Ammo does 2% damage and is faster, but weaker and recharges slower. As well, Auto Lock On ammo does not stun opponents much like Fox’s lasers in Melee. Thus, Manual Ammo does 60% damage when fully used while Auto Lock On does 40% damage when fully used.

It takes roughly 3 seconds for Saki to switch ammo and can be down in mid-air. If Saki is KO’d or falls of the stage, all his ammo goes back to 20/20. Every attack save for his Final Smash, Final Melee, and Final Brawl use ammo.

Infinity Lock is Saki’s Final Smash. Saki locks on all the opponents and begins firing away with a blast of bullets They are all homing Auto Lock On and take up no ammo; manual or lock on. The opponents can be juggled in this fashion. The attack will hit an opponent at least 4 times per second with damage ranging from 3-5% over 6 second period thus causing between 72-120%.

  • Beginning Cinematic: Saki jumps up with impressive agility and lands down. he cocks his guns and points them at the screen and says Here I come!

Ruffian Transformation is Saki’s Final Melee. Saki transforms into a Ruffian, a super being that resembles a robot. View the video here at 5:18. Saki gains a huge amount of bonuses which include +20% damage, +20 speed, and +20 damage resistance and doesn’t flinch. Saki can release powerful energy blasts from his guns by pressing A that travel across the field and causes between 30-45% damage. Near the end of the Final Melee, Saki will stop and a massive shock wave will shoot from his body resulting in an additional 10% damage with a high knock back.

  • Beginning Cinematic: Saki snaps his finger and he steps forward; instantly changing from Saki to his Ruffian form.

Successor of Earth is Saki’s Final Brawl. Saki begins to fire short bursts of gunfire at the opponent. However, he teleports between firing so he shoots at different spots. He does this four times before vanishing altogether. He then appears above the opponent and crashes down with his beam saber drawn. He slices the opponent and a gigantic X appears behind the opponent. Saki then says “Mission complete”.


Proposed Stage: City Ruins

Proposed Taunts

  • Left – Saki twirls his gun in his fingers and says “Is that all you’ve got?”
  • Right – Saki ruffles his hair in the back and kicks at the ground and sighs.
  • Up – Saki points his gun dramatically at different points and then raises it next to his head and says “Time to move!”
  • Down – He puts one foot out and leans on a knee with his elbow with his gun hanging listlissy at his side. He then says “C’mom, I don’t have all day.”

Proposed Winning Poses

  • Saki transforms into his Ruffian self and jets out of the screen.
  • Saki jumps, spins, in the air and lands in a crouching stance. he then says “Mission Accomplished”.
  • Saki is sitting on the ground, taking a rest. His gun rests in one hand as it hangs down between his knees. He then smiles.

Victory Theme

  • The “Victory Theme” but made to sound very techno and dubsteppish.

Proposed Stage Entrance

  • Comes zooming down from a lift platform seen in the games and flips off it. He then un holsters his gun.

Audience Cheer

  • Let`s go, Saki! Let`s go, Saki!

Idle Moves

  • Saki takes his gun and checks it.
  • Saki cracks his neck twice.

Kirby Hat

  • Saki`s yellow hair cut and pony tail.

Proposed Palette Swap

  • Blue Saki – Made to look like his son, Isa Jo.
  • Golden Saki –
  • Black Saki -Made to look like Airan Jo.
  • Red Saki –
  • Green Saki – Made to look like Achi.

Buy-able Costume

Isa Jo Costume (from Sin and Punishment: Star Successor)

  • Attributes: 10% speed increase, 5% jump increase, falling speed is decreased by 4% while his attacks take longer to execute allowing him to stay in the air longer.

Saki`s Move Set

Ground Moves

Normal

  • Neutral Attack – Delivers three hits. One is a short saber strike that does 2% damage, a second stronger hit with a long reach that does 3% damage, and then a final attack where Saki begins shooting the opponent. Holding down the A button allows Saki to continue shooting. It does damage depending on the ammo being used. A low knock back after the opponent is hit with the bullets.
  • Dash Attack – performs a running dash where Saki slices with his Cannon Sword. Damage only occurs after Saki rushes past. It has moderate vertical knockback damage and hits 3 times with 3% damage for total of 9% damage.
  • Forward Tilt – Leans forward and performs a vertical cut using his Cannon sword. Hits 4 times with 2% damage with each hit thus totaling to 8% damage.
  • Down Tilt – Performs a sweeping sword strike that has high vertical and horizontal knock back at high percentages. Can KO. Does 5 hits at 3% damage for each hit thus totaling to 15% damage.
  • Up Tilt – Thrusts his sword in a arc cutting above his head. Does 3 hits for 2% damage for for each hit thus totaling for 6%. Low damage but moderate vertical knock back.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash – Saki begins shooting the opponent. Hold down the A button to continue shooting. Release the A button to swing Saki’s sword forward but only does 1 hit at 5% damage. The bullet attack can do an additional 3%-60% or 2%-40% damage with an additional 3% damage with the right perks. This damage fully depends on what ammo is used and how many rounds is used. In total in can do between 8%-65% or 7%-45% damage.
  • Up Smash – Performs a upward sword thrust followed by a burst of gunfire that can be continued by holding down A. Same physics as the Forward Smash but less knock back and reversed with the sword attack first and gun fire second.
  • Down Smash – Does a round house ground kick along with a burst of gun fire. It pumps out 6 rounds. The round house does 20% damage with no added perks plus additional damage from the bullets depending on the ammo used. Thus the attack can do between 32% damage or 38% damage depending on the ammo used.

Other attacks

  • Ledge attack -Saki quick jumps onto the stage and squeezes off 2 rounds of ammo. Does 6% damage or 4% damage; depending on the ammo used.
  • 100% Ledge attack – Saki pulls himself up, hoists himself up into a flipping jump over the opponent and with his cannon sword extended. Deals 2% with 5 hits each thus totaling at 10% damage.
  • Floor attack – Rises and slices on one side of his body, then the other. Does 7%.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral Aerial – Saki spins around in the air with his cannon sword extended. Hits 3 times with a 3% damage at each hit thus totaling at 9% damage with some Hit Stun at the end.
  • Forward Aerial – Swings his cannon sword forward for 5% damage that 5 times for a total of 25% damage with a high horizontal knockback.
  • Back Aerial – Saki shoots 4 rounds behind him. Deals 12% or 8% damage depending on the ammo used.
  • Up Aerial – Swipes in an arc above his head. It has little start-up lag and a moderate amount of ending lag, and has a wide hitbox with low vertical reach. It has low vertical knockback, making it effective as a juggler, but ineffective for the purpose of KOing. Does 12%.
  • Down Aerial – Saki turns upside down and starts shooting right below him. He squeezes off 10 rounds at once in this attack. The last bullet is a possible meteor strikes. Manual ammo does 30% while Auto Lock On does 20% damage. It suspends opponents in mid air.

Grabs & Throws

  • Pummel – Hits his opponent with his elbow. Very fast but only does 2% damage.
  • Forward Throw – pushes his opponent and then slashes forward with his cannon sword. Hits 4 times with 2% damage each thus totaling at 8%.
  • Back Throw – Throws the opponent backwards like a judo throw and fires a 3 round burst at the opponent. The throw does 2% damage while the bullets do 9% or 6% damage thus totaling to 11% or 8% damage.
  • Up Throw – Throws the opponent upward and fires off 4 rounds of ammo. The throw does 1% damage while the bullets does 12% or 8% damage thus totaling at 13% or 8% damage.
  • Down Throw – Slams the opponent on the ground for 4% damage and fires 3 rounds into him. Manual deals 9% while the Auto Lock On does 6% damage thus totaling to a overall 13% or 10% damage.

My Thoughts

I didn’t really know who Saki was until Brawl came out but I heard people requesting/wanting the character to be in Brawl so I did a little bit of research. I found him to be both a interesting and unique character. I think Saki should focus on speed, acrobatic skills, and gun play with swordsmanship as well. I picture Saki playing with long to mid-range but being able to close in distance with his speed and jumping ability. However, I think he best shines at dominating the air battles. I envisioned him having various recovery moves that help him move out in the air with out “flying” plus his attacks temporarily suspending him in the air so he can execute him properly.

I wanted to have Saki have a Sin and Punishment feel as well as a rail gun atmosphere hence why he can walk, run, crouch, or crawl while holding down his B attack. However, he does run out of ammo unlike in Sin and Punishment. He was a lot of fun to create but a lot of work and I am still working on him as I type.


Arguments for Saki

  • After Saki`s inclusion as an Assist Trophy, a new game for the Sin and Punsishment series was released which starred his son, Isa. Saki being included into SSB4 will serve to bolster his popularity.
  • Of all of the Japanese only games, Saki seems like a good canidtate since he is still rather new compared to some of the other characters like Sukapon and Takamaru.
  • He has a unique move set that utilizes a gun sword.
  • He is from a series that, while not popular with Western audiences, was popular in Japan. It has a rich storyline with many elements that be taken from it and put in SSB4

Chances Being in SSB4

60% – He is still largely unknown to Western audiences; even among SSBB players. The most recent Sin and Punishment: Star Successor features his son, Isa Jo, rather then Saki. However, he is a highly requested character, an assist trophy, had a new game within the series, and even Sakurai noted his ability in being a player character by saying: “He rivals just about any main character. There were many requests from users for his inclusion, and he IS pretty cool, so I did what I could to include him.” Sakurai and his team acknowledge Saki’s abilities and playability; even including a picture including him with three other characters: Zamus, Ike, and Link and mentioning he has no problem fitting in. I feel he has a pretty good chance in being in SSB4 as a playable character instead of an assist trophy.