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    Written By: Swiftshark (Oliver Ferrier)
    Email: Jahinspire@hotmail.com
    Last Updated: April 13th 2003 (FINAL VERSION)
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    Game Title: TENCHU: Wrath Of Heaven (A.K.A. Tenchu 3)
    Platform: Playstation 2 (NTSC Version)
    Creators: Activision, K2
    
    
    
    
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    |  TABLE OF CONTENTS  |
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    1.  Copyright Information
    2.  Update Information
    3.  Introduction
    4.  Controls
        4.1 Moving
        4.2 Jumping
        4.3 Attacks
        4.4 Stealth Moves
        4.5 The Rest
    5.  Stealth Kill Overview
    6.  Kanji Overview
    7.  Rikimaru Character Overview
    8.  Rikimaru's Stealth Kills
    9.  Rikimaru's Kanji Moves
    10. Ayame Character Overview
    11. Ayame's Stealth Kills
    12. Ayame's Kanji Moves
    13. Tesshu Character Overview
    14. Tesshu's Stealth Kills
    15. Tesshu's Special Moves
    16. Using Weapons to Stealth Kill
    17. Dual Mode Stealth Kills
    18. Myths and Rumors
    19. Cheats and Glitches
    20. Thanks/Credits
    21. Closing Thoughts
    
    
    
    
    
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    1. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION  |
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    This FAQ is the property of Oliver Ferrier (A.K.A Swiftshark) and is 
    subject to all applicable copyright laws. Anyone wanting to post this 
    FAQ on any websites or other form of publication must request 
    permission in writing by emailing me at the address found at the top of 
    this document. Chances are that I will grant you permission provided 
    that you keep the FAQ in its complete form, you do not charge people 
    for accessing the FAQ and that you give me the proper credit for the 
    FAQ.    
    
    Presently the only websites permitted to host this FAQ are:
    
    -www.Gamefaqs.com
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    If you are reading this Faq on any other site than those listed above 
    then please email me at Jahinspire@Hotmail.com and let me know. Thanks.
    
    
    
    
    
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    2. UPDATES  |
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    April 13th 2003: Added some minor corrections, submissions and credits. 
                     For all intensive purposes this FAQ is considered 
                     Final unless by some miracle a major new discovery is 
                     made which at this point seems highly unlikely.
    
    March 16th 2003: Updated the "Controls" section and fine tuned a few of 
                     the Stealth Kills. Also I added a new "Special 
                     Ability" for Tesshu called the ENERGY PUNCH. Also 
                     worked on the "Q&A" section.
    
    March 10th 2003: Pretty much finished the guide today. Finished the 
                     "Dual Stealth Kills" section, added some more info to 
                     the "Q and A" portion and revised several of the 
                     existing Stealth Kill descriptions as well as the 
                     headers. Also all of the "Special Abilities" are now 
                     complete. The FAQ will stand as is until either some 
                     more Stealth Kill information is discovered or enough 
                     time has elapsed to ensure that the FAQ is indeed 
                     complete and final.
    
    March 9th 2003: Added a lot more stuff today in most sections. Proofread 
                    and corrected several mistakes and ommissions and 
                    overall just really cleaned it all up. Also added new 
                    information to the "Dual Mode Stealth Kills" and 
                    "Stealth Kill Overview" sections.
    
    March 8th 2003: Finished most sections today. All the Stealth Kills are 
                    complete. (At least the accounted ones) finished most 
                    of the Special Ability descriptions and added some 
                    credits as well. The next update will include the "Co-
                    op Stealth Kills".
    
    March 6th 2003: Added a ton of new information today. Finished several
                   sections and added Tesshu's 7th Stealth Kill by using 
                   KUMIHIMO. Also deleted some of the older "Update 
                   Information" as it was useless reading. 
    
    March 5th 2003: Finished most of the Stealth Kills and about 40% of the 
                    special moves listings and descriptions. A few more
                    updates should pretty much do it and then I'll consider 
                    writing a full FAQ/Walkthrough.
    
    March 4th 2003: Added a ton of information thanks to the release of
                    the Demo disc as well as other information scattered
                    about the web. Added the Move listings and worked on
                    the various Character Overviews. (Submitted the guide
                    today as version 1.0)
    
    
    
    
    
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    3. INTRODUCTION   |
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    Welcome to my TENCHU 3: Wrath Of Heaven "STEALTH KILL FAQ". Here you 
    will find everything that you need to know regarding Stealth Kills, how 
    they are executed as well as detailed descriptions of the various 
    Stealth Kills that each playable character in the game can perform. You 
    will also be able to find out everything you need to know regarding the 
    Kanji moves that both Rikimaru and Ayame can execute. There is however 
    no "Mission Guide" or "Walkthrough" contained in this document and if I 
    do decide to write one then that will be posted as a separate document. 
    If you must contact me then feel free to email me at the email address 
    found at the top of this document. If you don't receive a response 
    please don't take it personal, it may just take a while as I often work 
    on various projects simultaneously. 
    
    If you submit anything that gets added to this Guide then you shall 
    receive full and proper credit herein. (Please include how you wish to 
    be mentioned in the "Credits Section" or I will address you by email 
    address only)  
    
    Note: Garbage and Spam will be purged so make sure you type "TENCHU 3" 
    in the subject line.
    
    - PLEASE ONLY EMAIL ME WITH CONTRIBUTIONS OR QUESTIONS NOT FOUND IN ANY
      OTHER FAQ ON THIS SITE -  
    
    
    With that said enjoy the Faq and the game!
    
    
    
    
       
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    4. CONTROLS   |
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    Here is a breakdown of how the controller is configured, button 
    controls as well as explanations on how to execute the various moves, 
    combos, attacks and other functions. (You can change the configuration 
    in the "Options Menu")
    
    NOTE: "L3" + "R3" are the two analog sticks and unless there is a 
          direction associated with them it means PRESS L3 or R3. 
          (Thanks to Adam Munoz)
    
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    4.1 MOVING |
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    L3 Forward (slightly)...........Walk Forward
    L3 Forward......................Run Forward
    L3 Backward.....................Turn Around
    L3 Left.........................Turn Left
    L3 Right........................Turn Right
    R2 + L3 (Directional)...........Walk/Strafe With Camera Locked Behind 
    R2, Forward + X.................Dash Forward 
    R2, Backward + X................Dash Backwards 
    R2, Left + X....................Dash Left
    R2, Right + X...................Dash Right
    R2 + R3 (Directional)...........Turn While Camera Is Locked Behind You
    
    NOTE: See "STEALTH MOVES" (Section 4.4) for more movements. Also the
          "Quick Dash" that was available in the Demo disc seems to have
          been removed in the Final Version. (That was the R2 + Press L3
          move) Too bad.
    
    
    
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    4.2 JUMPING |
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    X...............................Jump in place
    X, X............................Double Jump (Can be used with L3)
    X (x2) + X (Near Wall)..........Ricochet Jump
    R2 + X..........................Moonsault
    
    
    
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    4.3 ATTACKS |
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    Square..........................Slash
    Square (x2).....................Double Slash
    Square (x3).....................Three Slash Combo
    Square (x4).....................Four Slash Combo (Ayame Only)
    Square (Near Fallen Enemy)......Stab A Fallen Guard (Rikimaru Only)
    Square (Near Fallen Enemy)......Double Stab (Ayame Only)
    Square (Near Fallen Enemy)......Punch Chest (Tesshu Only) 
    R1 + Square.....................Crouching Uppercut Slash (Riki + Ayame)
    R1 + Square.....................Bulldozer Throw (Tesshu Only)
    R2, Away + Square...............Sledgehammer (Overhand) Slash
    R2, Forward + Square............Crouching stab with ankle sweep
    X, Square.......................Downward Strike from Jumping
    Rotate L3 + Square..............Sweeping 360 Slash (Rikimaru Only)
    Rotate L3 + Square..............Handstand Scissor Kick (Ayame Only)
    Rotate L3 + Square..............Upper Straight combo (Tesshu Only)
    Forward, Square + Hold Square...Energy Punch (Tesshu Only) 
    Left + Square...................Slash to the Left
    Right + Square..................Slash to the Right
    Forward, Forward + Square.......Thrusting Stab
    Square, Away + Square...........Slash followed by a 360 Leg Sweep
    Square (x3), Away + Square......Double Slash followed by a Heal Kick
    Circle (Close To Enemy).........Body Slam (Rikimaru Only)
    Circle (Close To Enemy).........Head Chop (Ayame Only)
    Circle (Close To Enemy).........Grab Collar and Head Butt (Tesshu Only)
    
    NOTE: Most of the attacks can be executed while holding "R2".
    
    TIP: To cancel a Combo midway through press "X" and move "L3" left or
         right.
    
    
    
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    4.4 STEALTH MOVES |
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    R1..............................Crouch/Lean Against Wall/Land Silently
    R1 + Forward (Crawlspace).......Crawl Through Crawlspace
    R1 + Forward....................Sneak Forward
    R1 + Backwards..................Sneak Backwards
    R1 + Left.......................Sneak Left
    R1 + Right......................Sneak Right
    R1 + X..........................Roll And Turn Around (Rolling 180)
    R1, X + Forward.................Roll Forward
    R1, X + Backward................Roll Backwards
    R1, X + Left....................Roll Left
    R1, X + Right...................Roll Right
    R1 + R3 (Directional)...........Stationary Turn While Crouching
    
    
    
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    4.5 THE REST |
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    Circle..........................Block / Close Attack / Cancel S.K. FMV
    Triangle........................Use Selected Item
    L1..............................Control Camera
    R2..............................Lock Camera Behind You  
    R2 + Backwards (Ledge)..........Drop into a hanging position
    R3 (Up, Down, Left, Right)......Control Secondary Camera
    Press R3........................Detonate Sticky Bomb
    Left on D-Pad (or L2)...........Scroll Left Through Item Inventory
    Right on D-Pad..................Scroll Right Through Item Inventory
    Up on D-Pad.....................Quick Select Grappling Hook
    Down on D-Pad...................Quick Select Healing Potion
    X (Near ledge or wall)..........Hang (Left or Right To Move)
    Select..........................View In Game Map
    Start...........................Pause, Show Goals and Tips / Skip FMV 
    L1+L2+R1+R2+Select+Start........Return To Title Screen (hold it for a few 
    secs)
    
    NOTE: Kanji Move button combinations can be found in Sections 9 and 12 for
          each respective character.
    
    
    
    
    
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    5. STEALTH KILL OVERVIEW  |
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    A Stealth Kill is a cinematic action sequence that ends your enemy's life 
    provided you attack your victim while he/she is in "<?>" mode. Basically, if a 
    guard is totally unaware of your presence and you sneak up to him or her and 
    press the attack button, the game will treat you to a cutscene of you taking 
    care of business. There are a wide variety of Stealth Kills that you can 
    perform depending on your position in relation to the enemy as well as 
    direction that you and them are facing. In the next few sections I will break 
    down and examine each individual Stealth Kill and what steps should be 
    followed to perform and execute them all at will. 
    
    
    Q: Who can I Stealth Kill?
    A: You can Stealth Kill any enemy (Except for bosses) including Demons,
       Archers, Spear handlers, Ninja's, Guard Dogs, Spirits, Wooden Robots and
       the like. Basically anyone that resorts back to <"?"> mode can be Stealth 
       Killed.
    
    Q: Can I Stealth Kill enemies that have been alerted?
    A: You can Stealth Kill enemies that are in "<?>", "<!>" and "<!?>" modes but 
       once they have positively identified you and are in "<!!>" mode you cannot 
       Stealth Kill them anymore until they revert back to one of the lower levels 
       of awareness.    
       
    Q: How come certain enemies don't give me a cutscene when I Stealth Kill them? 
    A: There are a few enemies that do not trigger cutscenes mainly because they 
       are too short. (One undetected slash will kill them though) Here is a
       complete listing of these enemies. 
    
       Enemies without SK animations:
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       - Little Wheelchair Robots in Agamai Castle
       - Spirits in Bamboo Forest
       - Floating Skulls in Cemetery
       - Dogs, Wolves, Bears
       
       NOTE: Cats cannot be killed at all.
    
    Q: I heard that certain enemies can Stealth Kill me too in this game. Is that 
       true?
    A: Yes and no. The Red Demon ninja's have the ability to perform what appears 
       to be a Stealth Kill by slitting your throat from behind and ending your 
       life but they are not out there preying on you like you are on them. If you 
       find yourself in a battle with two or more enemies including one of these 
       Red Demon Ninja's then it is likely that you will encounter this. Always 
       kill them first to avoid this from happening.
        
    Q: What can I do to hasten the Stealth Kill cutscene if there are two or more 
       enemies nearby?
    A: Press "Circle" during any Stealth Kill animation to regain immediate
       control of your character. Alternatively you can switch the animations off
       altogether in the "Options" menu but then why even bother reading this FAQ.
    
    Q: How does the scoring work by using different kills?
    A: Every Stealth Kill gets you 20 points compared to just 5 points for a
       normal kill. Killing an innocent Civilian will cost you 50 points every
       time and erase your highlighted Kanji symbols. 
    
    Q: How come I sometimes get 2 Kanji symbols when Stealth Killing an enemy and 
       other times I only get 1 or even 1/2 of one?
    A: If you stealth kill an enemy with a slash that is just out of range for 
       triggering the animation then you will only get awarded 1/2 of a Kanji. If 
       one the other hand you Stealth Kill a guard from the front you will be 
       awarded with 1 1/2 Kanji symbols. It appears as though you got two but that 
       is only because one was already half lit. 
    
    Q: How do I decapitate my victims at will? (Ayame + Rikimaru Only)
    A: The Attack Button ("Square") is pressure sensitive when it comes to Stealth 
       Kills. If you press the button hard right when the cutscene kicks in then 
       your probability of decapitating the enemy is increased dramatically. 
       (Credit: JAMES MASON)
       
    
    
    
    
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    6.  KANJI OVERVIEW  |
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    The Kanji system that is set up in the game consists of 9 Japanese symbols at 
    the lower left portion of your screen that can be highlighted as you 
    successfully Stealth Kill enemies. The more Stealth Kills you perform, the 
    more Kanji symbols you'll highlight. When all nine Kanji symbols are filled 
    you will unlock a special new Ninja ability. This is represented onscreen by a 
    swirling tornado of light and Kanji symbols surrounding your character 
    momentarily followed by a brief explanation of the acquired skill. (See 
    Character Listings in later sections for specifics) Please note that although 
    you will not lose any of these highlighted symbols when spotted, you will lose 
    them all if you are spotted by or harm an innocent Civilian. It is wise to be 
    stealthy instead of just hacking and slashing your way through the levels.
    
    Q: What do these Kanji Symbols represent?
    
    A: Each symbol of the Kanji represents a power or attribute of the Ninja arts.
       Below is a translation of the various Kanji symbols. 
    
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    KANJI - TRANSLATION
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    RIN   - Confront 
    PYO   - Soldier 
    THO   - Battle/Fight 
    SHA   - One/Person
    KAI   - Everybody/Entire 
    JIN   - Formation 
    RETSU - Row 
    ZAI   - Presence 
    ZEN   - Forward
    
    It is important to note that these Definitions are merely direct translations 
    and do not represent the true meaning of the "Seal of 9 Characters". The 9 
    Kanji characters do not have independent definitions. The spell only makes 
    sense when you hear them all together in verse as follows:
    
    "Nozomeru Hei, tatakau mono, kaijin wo hari, retsu wo tukutte, mae ni ari"
    
    Which Means:
    
    "Confronting Soldiers, Ones that battle, everybody making a formation, making 
    a row, and is present in front".
    
    So in other words, the spell is a warning to the evil spirits that the army of 
    God is nearing, so leave immediately.
    
    
    Credit goes to: Reimaru (Ninja Town)
    
    Link: >>>  http://www.ashuraonline.com/tenchu/kuji/index.html  <<<
      
    
    One last note about filling the Kanji meter. Replaying a level where you have 
    already unlocked the "Special Ability" on a previously saved game will 
    restrict you from seeing the filled Kanji meter animation again. I don't know 
    why they did this but such is life. 
    
    
    
    
    
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    7. RIKIMARU CHARACTER OVERVIEW  |
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    Age: 26
    Sex: Male
    Weapon: Izayoi sword (The Sword of the Azuma. It is passed down from
                          generation to generation to the worthiest of ninjas.)
    
    Bio: Leader of the Azuma Shinobi-ryu ninja sect. His thoroughness, patience
         and bravery have earned him the honor of the Izayoi sword according to
         the sect's master Shiunsai. Terrifyingly focused and withdrawn,
         Rikimaru's sense of destiny and composure give him the strength to take
         on missions that most would consider acts of suicide. Rikimaru is not 
         quite as fast as Ayame but his strength is far superior.
    
    
    To view a Screenshot of Rikimaru simply copy and paste the following link into 
    your browser:
    
    >>>   http://www.tenchu3.de/english/tenchu3/screens/g70.asp   <<<
    
    
    
    
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    8.  RIKIMARU'S STEALTH KILLS  |
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    There are a total of 6 different Stealth Kills that Rikimaru can perform. (A 
    7th has not been confirmed yet) Which Stealth Kill is triggered when is based 
    on your position or direction in relation to your victim's position and angle. 
    In this section I will explain to you how to execute each and every Stealth 
    Kill from positioning to timing to execution. 
    
    NOTE: The Difficulty Factor of each Stealth Kill is represented on a scale of
          1 - 5 stars. (1= Easy and 5 obviously being the most difficult) 
    
    
    
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    8.1 THROAT SLIT  |
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    Positioning: From Behind (Enemy Facing Away)
    Action Required: Press Square While At Close Range (R1 May be used)
    Difficulty Factor: * 
    
    Description: This is the original Stealth Kill that made Rikimaru famous. It
                 is the easiest Stealth Kill to perform and the short cinematic
                 looks as follows. Rikimaru reaches around the front of the guard
                 while simultaneously slicing his throat from end to end with his
                 sword. The sharpness of the blade usually causes the enemy to be
                 decapitated and die very quickly and quietly.  
    
    
    
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    8.2  CAN OPENER  |
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    Positioning: Attack Enemy from His/Her Right
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: This very cool looking Stealth Kill requires that you to attack
                 the guard from his or her right side. The FMV sequence shows
                 Rikimaru positioning the blade on the guard's neck with the
                 handle of the sword facing up. Next he swings around the front of
                 the guard and around his other side while making it appear that
                 he is using a can opening type of technique on his victim. This
                 kill looks very cool and very painful. 
    
    
    
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    8.3  BACK STAB AND FINISHING SLASH |
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    Positioning: Attack Enemy From His/Her Left
    Requirements: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: This Stealth Kill is triggered when you attack your enemy from
                 their left-hand side. Executing this Kill treats you to a
                 cutscene that shows Rikimaru thrusting his sword into the enemy's
                 lower back. Then when he pulls his sword out he does it in a way
                 that causes the guard to do a 180 spin. At the end of this spin
                 Rikimaru's blade comes done again slashing the guard from face to
                 stomach. The guard then collapses in a dead heap on the ground.
    
    
    
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    8.4  JUMPING SPINE STABB  |
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    Positioning: Behind Intended Victim (Sometimes Jumping from any angle) 
    Action Required: Jump + Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: This Stealth Kill shows Rikimaru Stabbing the guard in the middle
                 of his back at the end of his jump. Once the blade is stuck in
                 the guard he twists it a full 90 degrees to maximize the victims
                 pain and then yanks it free again. The guard sadly will not be
                 reporting to the news conference later on.
    
    
    
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    8.5  GUTTING STEALTH KILL |
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    Positioning: Facing The Enemy From The Front (Or while enemy turns into you)
    Actions Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: **** 
    
    Description: This Stealth Kill is executed by attacking your enemy from the
                 front or diagonally from the front. The FMV shows Rikimaru
                 sticking his sword upward into the enemy's lower stomach causing
                 it to jut out of his back. He holds the enemy's head to
                 accommodate the motion. Next he withdraws his sword with such a
                 force that the enemy has no choice but to fall backwards onto the
                 ground and die. This Stealth Kill will award you 1 1/2 Kanji 
                 symbols.
    
    
    
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    8.6  SKULL PENETRATOR  |
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    Positioning: Enemy Must Be On A Slope, Incline or uneven surface.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: ****
    
    Description: This very gruesome Stealth Kill shows Rikimaru springing onto the
                 enemy's shoulders and then sticking his sword through the top of
                 his skull with a second push so that it sticks out under his
                 chin. Then he withdraws the blade and flips backward off the
                 collapsing guard. You get a real sense of Spiderman watching this
                 cutscene take place. 
    
    
    
    
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    9.  RIKIMARU'S KANJI MOVES  |      
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    Rikimaru has 9 different Kanji abilities available to him. As mentioned in the 
    "KANJI OVERVIEW" section you will need to fill/highlight your Kanji meter in 
    order to unlock the individual Kanji abilities available in each level. In 
    this section you can find out the details of each Kanji Move. 
    
    
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    9.1  SHOULDER THRUST | 
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    Mission where Received: "Echigoya" (Mission 1)
    Button Code: Square (x2), L3 Away + Square
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: The SHOULDER THRUST move is an ability that allows you to smash
                 your enemy with your shoulder causing them to be thrown back
                 quite a distance. If there is a wall behind then your enemy will
                 hit it with great force and if there is a pit behind then bye-bye
                 bad guy. The key to executing this Kanji move correctly is in
                 being close enough to your enemy when you press L3 Away and
                 Square. If you are too far away Rikimaru might simply perform his
                 heal kick combo. Hitting someone with this thrust will also buy
                 you some valuable time during which you can make a quick getaway
                 or use/select another Item.  
    
                 TIP: If you are having trouble executing this move fluidly then
                      do the Square (x2) part slower. This should help you master
                      this move.
    
    
    
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    9.2  NINJITSU BLOCK  | 
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    Mission: "Ghoda Castle" (Mission 2)
    Button Code: Press "Circle" (Right when an enemy begins an attack)
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: The usage of this ability must be timed right in order for it to 
                 work. Basically it throws your attacking opponent momentarily off 
                 balance giving you an opening to land an attack of your own. You 
                 must press "Circle" exactly when your enemy launches an attack 
                 for it to work. 
    
    
    
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    9.3  NINJA VISION  | 
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    Mission: "Limestone Caverns" (Mission 3)
    Button Code: "L1" + R3 (Forward to zoom in and Away to zoom out)
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: The "NINJA VISION" special ability allows you to see much further
                 than normal almost as though you were looking through a zoom
                 lens. To use this extra feature simply press the "L1" button and
                 press forward and backwards on the "R3" stick to zoom in and out.
                 One distinct advantage to having this ability besides seeing
                 further is also to be able to aim and throw items further.
    
    
    
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    9.4  GRAPPLING HOOK COMBO  | 
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    Mission: "Ronin Village" (Mission 4)
    Button Code: 360 Slash combo followed by pressing "Triangle"
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: This ability allows you the option of administering endless blows
                 to your victims. How it works is after performing your 360 slash 
                 and immediately pressing "Triangle" a type of grappling hook 
                 grabs the falling foe and brings him/her back for another dose of 
                 pain. You can continuously repeat this process to keep juggling 
                 your foe.
    
                 NOTE: You must connect with the 360 slash for this move to work.
                       (Credit: AnotherGamer)
    
    
    
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    9.5  CLING TO CEILING  | 
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    Mission: "Amagai Castle" (Mission 5)
    Button Code: Hold "R1" while grappling up to ceiling.
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: Basically what this ability allows you to do is grapple up to a 
                 flat ceiling and remain up there for a while kind of like how 
                 spiderman would except for the fact that your back is to the 
                 ceiling. From this vantage point you can drop items onto 
                 unsuspecting enemies or even drop down for a surprise kill. 
                 Dropping Rice Balls ensures that the enemy will stop right 
                 underneath you. Also, keep in mind that you cannot stay up there
                 indefinitely. Your controller will begin to vibrate after about
                 20 seconds which means you are losing your grip and will be 
                 returning to earth soon. (There is no unique Stealth Kill from 
                 this vantage point)
    
    
    
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    9.6  FEIGN DEATH   | 
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    Mission: "Cemetery" (Mission 6)
    Button Code: Rotate "L3" 360 degrees and press "R1". Press "Square" when ready
                 to attack.
    Difficulty Factor: *** 
    
    Description: The Feign Death ability basically allows you to play dead for an 
                 indefinite amount of time. Guards will come to inspect your
                 "dead" corpse and this will give you a great opportunity to 
                 attack them by surprise. When you execute this move it will cost 
                 you 20 HP and your Health Bar will continuously deplete until 
                 there is only 1 HP left. It is advisable to carry some HEALTH 
                 POTIONS or a NINJA REBIRTH along when planning on using this 
                 ability. Also I have noticed that if you do not attack the 
                 inspecting guard quickly enough he will go into "<!!>" mode and 
                 attack. (There is no unique stealth Kill cutscene associated with 
                 this ability)
    
    TIP: Use the R3 stick to rotate the camera while you are lying motionless on 
         the ground to see around you.
    
    TIP #2: Turn your back on your intended victim before executing the move.
            After that, a stealth kill is, well, if not guaranteed, at least a lot 
            more probable. The direction in which the nose of your character 
            points is the key to successful completion of this technique.
            (Credit: Petteri Laasanen)
    
    TIP #3: If you are wearing a CHAMELEON SPELL you can actually kill the guard 
            with your initial slash of this move but you need to practically be 
            hugging them for it to work. Also, to get up without slashing press 
            "Circle".
            (Credit: AnotherGamer)
    
    
    
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    9.7  WALL KICK   | 
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    Mission: "Bamboo Forest" (Mission 7)
    Button Code: Jump towards a wall and press "Square" at the wall.
    Difficulty Factor: **
    
    Description: The wall kick ability is mainly another attack variation for you 
                 to use. It works great when used as a surprise attack to an 
                 unsuspecting enemy but guards that are in "<!!>" mode will block 
                 this kick.  
    
    
    
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    9.8  NINJA MIND CONTROL  | 
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    Mission: "Great Buddha Temple" (Mission 8)
    Button Code: Hold "R2" and press: Up, Down, Square. (Use L3 for up, down)
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: This ability is a little different than what the title implies. 
                 You cannot literally control your victim by using this technique. 
                 Rather, it will allow you to temporarily stun the guard allowing 
                 you time for a Combo, getaway or other special move like the 
                 "WRATH OF HEAVEN". If you are facing two or more enemies at the 
                 same time and you perform this move on one of them then he will 
                 temporarily help you fight the other guard. This can lead to some 
                 fun moments especially if you try it on some of the more advanced 
                 enemies like the Red Demons or bald Martial Artists. One thing to 
                 keep in mind is that the move will only work if Rikimaru strikes 
                 the enemy at the end of his spell. Also if your target is in
                 "<?>" mode then he will simply die rather than be affected so 
                 make sure you only use it on attacking enemies.
    
    
    
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    9.9  WRATH OF HEAVEN   | 
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    Mission: "Tenrai Fortress" (Mission 9 and 10)
    Button Code: "Circle"+"X" simultaneously.(Enemy must be right in front of you)
    Difficulty Factor: ****
    
    Description: This special ability will kill any enemy in one hit, but there is 
                 a price. Every time you use this ability your HP will be reduced 
                 to just 1 meaning if there are multiple enemies around you will 
                 die by the slightest hit. Make sure you have some HEALTH POTIONS 
                 or a NINJA REBIRTH Items on hand to easily replenish your health. 
                 The key to successfully executing this move is being perfectly 
                 lined up with your intended victim. Once you have pressed the 
                 "Circle + X" Buttons Rikimaru will do his spell pose followed by 
                 a thrusting stab forward. If the stab motion hits the enemy then 
                 a bolt of lightning will come down from above and kill him/her 
                 instantly. If you miss the stab however then the enemy will live 
                 and you'll be stuck with just 1 HP left on your Health Bar. This 
                 is the most powerful Ability in the game. If you have a BINDING
                 SPELL on hand then your enemies will not be able to avoid this 
                 move. NINJA MIND CONTROL on a single guard will also keep him in 
                 place long enough for you to successfully perform this move.
    
    
    
    
    
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    10. AYAME CHARACTER OVERVIEW  |
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    Age: 22
    Sex: Female
    Weapon: Short Swords (Two powerful blades that provide the perfect compliment
                          for her remarkable finesse and lightning speed)
    
    Bio: Bold yet quick, silent yet cunning, Ayame has been trained since
         childhood as a ninja. As sharp with her tongue as she is with her sword,
         Ayame uses an acrobatic style of ninjitsu to overcome obstacles living or
         dead. She adores Ghoda's daughter Kiku as if the little girl were her own
         sister. Ayame is the fastest of the three characters but also the weakest
         in terms or strength.
    
    
    To view a Screenshot of Ayame simply copy and paste the following link into 
    your browser:
    
    >>>  http://www.tenchu3.de/english/tenchu3/screens/g89.asp  <<<
    
     
    
    
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    11. AYAME'S STEALTH KILLS   |   
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    Ayame can perform 6 different Stealth Kills. (A 7th has not been confirmed) 
    Again, each Stealth Kill is determined based on your positioning in relation 
    to your victim's angle. One notable difference between Ayame's stealth kills 
    is the speed at which she performs them. She is super fast and very acrobatic 
    in her dispatching skills and as a result most of her Stealth Kills are 
    beautiful to watch. Below you will find a concise description for each of 
    Ayame's Stealth Kills.
    
    
    
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    11.1  DOUBLE BLADED THROAT SLIT |
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    Positioning: Approach enemy from Behind. 
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: The cutscene for this Stealth Kill shows Ayame flick her two
                 blades around the front of the enemy's throat from behind and 
                 then immediately slashes his/her throat wide open. The force of 
                 the move cause the enemy to spin wildly while falling to the 
                 ground. Often times a decapitation will occur during this 
                 animation.
    
    
    
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    11.2  ROLLING THROAT SLITTER |
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    Positioning: Approach enemy from the Right.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: The cutscene for this very cool Stealth Kill shows Ayame hopping
                 onto the enemy's shoulders in a diagonal way causing the victim 
                 to fall of balance and Roll to the ground face down. Ayame 
                 immediately lifts the guards head up and slices the throat wide 
                 open with her other blade. She then roll backwards off the guard 
                 and stands up. This is sweet kill to watch although Ayame is just 
                 so quick it seems as though it happens in the blink of an eye.
                 (Special thanks to Matt Bonzagni for some corrections)  
    
     
    
    
    
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    11.3 ROUNDHOUSE NECK SLASHER |
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    Positioning: Approach enemy from the Left.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: *** 
    
    Description: This fantastic Stealth Kill shows Ayame delivering a solid 
                 roundhouse kick to the back of the guards head causing him to 
                 buckle forward slightly. As he is bending his head forward Ayame 
                 follows through with one of her blades chopping down onto the 
                 back of his neck. She then performs a back flip which includes 
                 her springing of her hands midway through. The guard collapses in 
                 a heap by falling forward. This move allows for some dramatic
                 decapitations.
    
    
    
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    11.4 GUT STABBER |
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    Positioning: Approach enemy from the Front.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: 
    
    Description: This cutscene shows Ayame forcing both blades into the guards 
                 stomach while slightly crouched. She then withdraws them while 
                 doing what appears to be a shorter version of the Tornado Spin
                 while the enemy falls face first to the ground.   
    
    
    
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    11.5 PILE DRIVER |
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    Positioning: Jump towards the enemy from any angle.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: **
    
    Description: This Stealth Kill is performed by jumping towards your enemy and 
                 attacking while in range. The cutscene shows Ayame jumping onto 
                 the guards shoulders in a seated position while doing a 180 
                 swivel so that her crotch in his face. She then shifts her weight 
                 in one fluid motion causing him to flip backwards and landing 
                 pile driver style on his head thereby snapping his neck and 
                 scratching another employee off of Tenrai's payroll. Finally she 
                 rolls backwards off of her victim while he dies and collapses.
    
    
    
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    11.6 ACROBATIC NECK BREAKER  |
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    Positioning: Attack enemy while on a slope, incline or uneven surface.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: This incredible move starts out similar to the Jumping kill.
                 Ayame jumps into a seated position on the enemy's neck but then 
                 twists his neck with her thighs causing it to snap. She then
                 leaps into the air and lands again on his shoulders, only this 
                 time standing, finishes the neck twisting with her feet and then 
                 does a front flip off of him while he collapses with his head 
                 facing backwards.
    
    
    
    
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    12. AYAME'S KANJI MOVES   |      
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    Ayame also has 9 different Kanji moves available to her. As mentioned in the 
    "KANJI OVERVIEW" section you will need to fill/highlight your Kanji meter in 
    order to unlock the individual Kanji abilities available in each level. In 
    this section you can find out the details of each Kanji Move Ayame has access 
    to and which mission unlocks which ability. 
    
    Note: Only the first Kanji move differs from Rikimaru's moves. The others are 
          only slightly different in terms of style or how she looks while 
          executing the move 
    
    
    
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    12.1 SOMERSAULT KICK | 
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    Mission: "Bamboo Forest" (Mission 1)
    Button Code: Press "Square" (x4), then pull L3 in the opposite direction and
                 press "Square" again.
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: This is Ayame's equivalent to Rikimaru's "SHOULDER THRUST" move.
                 It is also the only ability that is unique to her only. All of
                 the other abilities are the same as Rikimaru's. The first thing 
                 that you will notice is her incredible speed in unloading a 4 hit 
                 combo as you press "Square (x4)". Right after that when you pull 
                 back and press "Square" for the 5th time you will see Ayame do a 
                 backwards somersault while doing an extended double kick to the 
                 enemy in front of you. Typically if the hit is executed lawlessly 
                 the enemy should be knocked off their feet and fall to the round. 
                 The kick resembles a drop kick that is often done by wrestlers 
                 although our heroine adds the flip into the mix.
    
    
    
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    12.2 NINJUTSU BLOCK  | 
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    Mission: "Echigoya" (Mission 2)
    Button Code: Press "Circle" (Right when an enemy begins an attack)
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: As with Rikimaru this move is identical. The usage of this
                 ability must be timed right in order for it to work. Basically it 
                 throws your attacking opponent momentarily off balance giving you 
                 an opening to land an attack of your own. You must press "Circle" 
                 exactly when your enemy launches an attack for it to work. 
    
    
    
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    12.3  NINJA VISION   | 
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    Mission: "Ghoda Castle" (Mission 3) 
    Button Code: "L1 + R3" (Forward to zoom in and Away to zoom out)
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: As with Rikimaru the "NINJA VISION" special ability is merely the
                 ability to see further almost as though you were looking through
                 a zoom lens. Simply press the "L1" button and press forward and
                 backwards on the "R3" stick to zoom in and out. One distinct
                 advantage to having this ability besides seeing further is also
                 to be able to aim and throw items further. 
    
    
    
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    12.4  GRAPPLING HOOK COMBO | 
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    Mission: "Cemetery" (Mission 4)
    Button Code: 360 Slash combo followed by pressing "Triangle"
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: This ability allows you the option of administering endless blows
                 to your victims. How it works is after performing your 360 slash 
                 and immediately pressing "Triangle" a type of grappling hook 
                 grabs the falling foe and brings him/her back for another dose of 
                 pain. You can continuously repeat this process to keep juggling 
                 your foe.
    
                 NOTE: You must connect with the 360 slash for this move to work.
                       (Credit: AnotherGamer)
    
    
    
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    12.5  CLING TO CEILING | 
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    Mission: "Ronin Village" (Mission 5)
    Button Code: Hold "R1" while grappling up to ceiling.
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: Basically what this ability allows you to do is grapple up to a 
                 flat ceiling and remain up there for a while kind of like how 
                 spiderman would except for the fact that your back is to the 
                 ceiling. From this vantage point you can drop items onto 
                 unsuspecting enemies or even drop down for a surprise kill. 
                 Dropping Rice Balls ensures that the enemy will stop right 
                 underneath you. Also, keep in mind that you cannot stay up there
                 indefinitely. Your controller will begin to vibrate after about
                 20 seconds which means you are losing your grip and will be 
                 returning to earth soon. (There is no unique Stealth Kill from 
                 this vantage point)
    
    
    
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    12.6  FEIGN DEATH  | 
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    Mission: "Amagai Castle" (Mission 6)
    Button Code: Rotate "L3" 360 degrees and press "R1". Press "Square" when ready
                 to attack.
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: The Feign Death ability basically allows you to play dead for an 
                 indefinite amount of time. Guards will come to inspect your
                 "dead" corpse and this will give you a great opportunity to 
                 attack them by surprise. When you execute this move it will cost 
                 you 20 HP and your Health Bar will continuously deplete until 
                 there is only 1 HP left. It is advisable to carry some HEALTH 
                 POTIONS or a NINJA REBIRTH along when planning on using this 
                 ability. Also I have noticed that if you do not attack the 
                 inspecting guard quickly enough he will go into "<!!>" mode and 
                 attack. (There is no unique stealth Kill cutscene associated with 
                 this ability)
    
    TIP: Use the R3 stick to rotate the camera while you are lying motionless on 
         the ground to see around you.
    
    TIP #2: Turn your back on your intended victim before executing the move.
            After that, a stealth kill is, well, if not guaranteed, at least a lot 
            more probable. The direction in which the nose of your character 
            points is the key to successful completion of this technique.
            (Credit: Petteri Laasanen)
    
    TIP #3: If you are wearing a CHAMELEON SPELL you can actually kill the guard 
            with your initial slash of this move but you need to practically be 
            hugging them for it to work. Also, to get up without slashing press 
            "Circle".
            (Credit: AnotherGamer)
    
    
    
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    12.7  WALL KICK  | 
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    Mission: "Great Buddha Temple" (Mission 7)
    Button Code: Jump towards a wall and press "Square" at the wall. 
    Difficulty Factor: ** 
    
    Description: The wall kick ability is mainly another attack variation for you 
                 to use. It works great when used as a surprise attack on an 
                 unsuspecting enemy but guards that are in "<!!>" mode will block 
                 this kick.
    
    
    
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    12.8  NINJA MIND CONTROL | 
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    Mission: "Limestone Caverns" (Mission 8)
    Button Code: Hold "R2" and press: Up, Down, Square. (Use L3 for up, down)
    Difficulty Factor: *** 
    
    Description: This ability is a little different than what the title implies. 
                 You cannot literally control your victim by using this technique. 
                 Rather, it will allow you to temporarily stun the guard allowing 
                 you time for a Combo, getaway or other special move like the 
                 "WRATH OF HEAVEN". If you are facing two or more enemies at the 
                 same time and you perform this move on one of them then he will 
                 temporarily help you fight the other guard. This can lead to some 
                 fun moments especially if you try it on some of the more advanced 
                 enemies like the Red Demons or bald Martial Artists. One thing to 
                 keep in mind is that the move will only work if Ayame strikes the
                 enemy at the end of her spell. Also if your target is in "<?>" 
                 mode then he will simply die rather than be affected so make sure 
                 you only use it on attacking enemies.
    
    
    
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    12.9  WRATH OF HEAVEN  | 
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    Mission: "Tenrai Fortress" (Mission 9 and 10)
    Button Code: "Circle + X" simultaneously.(Enemy must be right in front of you)
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: This special ability will kill any enemy in one hit, but there is 
                 a price. Every time you use this ability your HP will be reduced 
                 to just 1 meaning if there are multiple enemies around you will 
                 die by the slightest hit. Make sure you have some HEALTH POTIONS 
                 or a NINJA REBIRTH Items on hand to easily replenish your health. 
                 The key to successfully executing this move is being perfectly 
                 lined up with your intended victim. Once you have pressed the 
                 "Circle + X" Buttons Ayame will do her spell pose followed by 
                 a thrusting stab forward. If the stab motion hits the enemy then 
                 a bolt of lightning will come down from above and kill him/her 
                 instantly. If you miss the stab however then the enemy will live 
                 and you'll be stuck with just 1 HP left on your Health Bar. This 
                 is the most powerful Ability in the game. If you have a BINDING
                 SPELL on hand then your enemies will not be able to avoid this 
                 move. NINJA MIND CONTROL on a single guard will also keep him in 
                 place long enough for you to successfully perform this move.
    
                 NOTE: Rikimaru's Wrath of Heaven is a single enemy auto-instant 
                       kill whereas Ayame's only does a large amount of damage. 
                       (60-90 HP) However, Ayame's Wrath of Heaven tends to link 
                       from enemy to enemy by having her dash through several of 
                       them or slashing towards them. This will continue until 
                       there are no more enemies around her. 
                       (Credit: AnotherGamer)
    
    
    
    
    
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    13. TESSHU CHARACTER OVERVIEW |
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    Full Name: Tesshu Fujioka
    Age: Unknown
    Sex: Male
    Weapon: Hand to Hand Combat + Surgical Pin
    
    Bio: Doctor by day, hired assassin by night. He belongs to an underground
         vigilante group called "Muzen" that will murder for money, but only if it
         serves justice. Tesshu is the slowest of the three characters but also
         the strongest. One important fact to keep in mind is that Tesshu's 
         highest ranking is that of "Master Assassin" compared to "Grandmaster" 
         for the other two characters.
    
    
    To view a Screenshot of Tesshu simply copy and paste the following link into 
    your browser:
    
    >>>  http://www.tenchu3.de/english/tenchu3/screens/g102.asp  <<<
    
    
    
    
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    14. TESSHU'S STEALTH KILLS  |    
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    There are a total of 7 different Stealth Kills that Tesshu can perform. As 
    with the other playable characters the type of Stealth Kill that gets 
    triggered is dependent on your position in relation to your victim. One very 
    distinct difference with Tesshu's kills is that you are not awarded Kanji 
    Symbols for executing them without being spotted. Rather you are rewarded by 
    gold coins which you will see tallied up at the lower left portion of your 
    screen. The reason for this is that Tesshu is not a Ninja but rather a 
    mercenary who is an assassin for hire, hence the money aspect. Fear not though 
    as Tesshu boasts some of the most incredible Stealth Kills and weapons in the 
    entire game. Most of his Stealth kills involve bone shattering Hand to Hand 
    combat moves which are highlighted by mini X-Ray clips showing the internal 
    damage while you are watching the individual Stealth Kill animations.  
    
    
    
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    14.1  SKULL PENETRATOR |
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    Positioning: Approach enemy from Behind.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: This cutscene shows Tesshu reaching around the front of the guard 
                 and grabbing his throat. Next he holds up a spike like needle and 
                 proceeds to stab the guard right below the skull while he is 
                 flailing wildly in an attempt to break free. The X-ray snapshot 
                 shows the needle penetrating the lower part of the skull by the 
                 first vertebrae. Tesshu then yanks the needle back out and faces 
                 away while the dying victim falls to the ground. Tesshu stares 
                 intently at the needle while the guard collapses dead on the 
                 ground.  
    
    
    
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    14.2  MULTIPLE BONE BREAKER  |
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    Positioning: Approach enemy from the Left.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: *** 
    
    Description: This very complex Stealth Kill shows Tesshu grabbing the left arm
                 of the guard and breaking his wrist (Shown via X-ray snapshot). 
                 Next he twirls the guard around so as to slightly throw him off 
                 balance and then he breaks his elbow. (Also shown via x-ray). 
                 Lastly he grabs the enemy's head from behind with both hands
                 breaking his neck (shown by X-ray) by twisting his head 
                 completely backwards. The guard then staggers forward a few steps 
                 before collapsing to the floor in a dead and broken up heap. (The
                 first two portions of this move are very similar to certain moves 
                 practiced in Aikido)
    
    
    
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    14.3  STANDING NECK AND BACK BREAKER  |
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    Positioning: Approach enemy from the Right.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: *** 
    
    Description: This cutscene shows Tesshu wrapping his arm around the enemy's 
                 throat from behind and subsequently snapping his neck. Next he 
                 strikes the guy into his lower back. The X-ray snapshot shows 
                 both of Tesshu's hands infiltrating his spinal column and then 
                 quickly snapping several vertebrae's loose. The guard collapses 
                 and dies while Tesshu takes one step back, puts his palms 
                 together and slightly bows his head forward almost as if out of 
                 respect for his fallen victim. 
    
    
    
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    14.4  HEART ATTACK  |
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    Positioning: Approach enemy from the Front.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: **** 
    
    Description: This most brutal Stealth Kill shows Tesshu grabbing the enemy by 
                 The right side of his/her neck's pressure point thereby
                 immobilizing him/her. Them with a perfect finger strike he sticks 
                 his right hand into the enemy's chest. The X-ray snapshots show 
                 Tesshu's hand entering the chest cavity and grabbing the heart of 
                 his foe. Tesshu then rips the beating heart out of his enemy's 
                 chest and watches him collapse and die.
    
    
    
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    14.5  SPINE SEPERATOR  |
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    Positioning: Jump towards enemy from any angle.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: **
    
    Description: This cutscene shows Tesshu forcing the guard face down into the 
                 ground. Next he hits the enemy with a barehanded finger strike to 
                 the lower back. The X-ray snapshots show the guard's spine 
                 reacting to Tesshu's skillful strike which causes two of the 
                 vertebrae's to be completely severed. Tesshu then stands up and 
                 looks down on his victim.  
    
    
    
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    14.6  PAY THE PIPER |
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    Positioning: Attack enemy while on a slope, incline or uneven surface.
    Action Required: Square (R1 can be added)
    Difficulty Factor: ****
    
    Description: This devastatingly painful Stealth Kill shows Tesshu hopping onto 
                 the enemy's shoulders in a seated position while drawing his 
                 spike like needle and then stabbing the guy in the top of his 
                 neck right beneath the skull. The x-ray snapshot takes over 
                 showing the spike penetrating the top vertebrae. Tesshu then 
                 hops off of the collapsing foe. (This Stealth Kill is very 
                 similar to the Jumping kill with the exception of Tesshu being 
                 seated on the enemy's shoulders)
    
    
    
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    14.7 HANG 'EM HIGH  |
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    Positioning: Any Angle Or Direction
    Item Required: "Kumihimo" (Unlocked after Grand Mastering 2nd Mission)
    Action Required: Equip Kumihimo, aim, fire and enjoy the show.
    
    Description: Once you have aimed the Kumihimo and fired it off at your 
                 unsuspecting victim the cutscene will kick in. It will show the 
                 wire stringing your enemy up in the background as Tesshu pulls 
                 downward on his end. The string always appears as though it is 
                 over a branch or beam to create this pulley effect. The guard 
                 dangles by his neck and Tesshu gives it a final tug to ensure 
                 that the deed has been done. The last thing you see is the guards 
                 feet relax before Tesshu allows him to fall lifelessly back to
                 the floor.
    
    NOTE: If you use this Item on a guard who is in "<!!>" mode it will only       
          deplete half of his HP and therefor not count as a Stealth Kill. 
    
    
    
    
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    15. TESSHU'S SPECIAL MOVES  |      
    <<<==-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-==>>>
    
    Unlike Rikimaru and Ayame, Tesshu does not have a Kanji meter at the bottom of 
    the screen and therefor also no special Kanji moves. Instead you will see a 
    golden coin with a white ribbon in the lower left portion of your screen along 
    with a counter. The counter keeps track of the money you have accumulated from 
    you dead enemies. As mentioned in Tesshu's Stealth kill section you will be 
    able to collect money from enemies who you have Stealthily dispatched. This 
    money can be used purchase Items for the next mission. Left over Items will be 
    sold back and turned into money again. 
    
    However, Tesshu has several unique abilities available only to him. This 
    section will examine each one in detail. 
    
    Note: Tesshu's abilities and special moves do not need to be unlocked, he
          comes fully equipped to kick tail.
    
    
     
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    15.1 UPPER STRAIGHT COMBO  | 
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    Button Code: Rotate "L3" 360 degrees and then press "Square" 
    Difficulty Factor: **
    
    Description: Executing this move shows Tesshu throwing a strong left uppercut
                 followed immediately by a straight right hand. It is quick and 
                 powerful in face to face style combat and usually sends your
                 enemies flying into the air. 
    
    
    
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    15.2 ENERGY PUNCH  |
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    Button Code: While pressing Forward on the "L3" stick press "Square", "Square"
                 and then hold the "Square" button to charge up and release the 
                 blow.
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: While holding down "Square" at the end of this button code Tesshu 
                 will start to build up a ball of energy around his right fist. 
                 You can release the punch at any point until it is fully charged 
                 and then he will unleash a furious right hand. Enemies who are 
                 unfortunate enough to find themselves on the wrong end of this 
                 punch will feel the effects. (This move reminded me a little of 
                 Bison from Street Fighter if you've ever played that game) 
                 
                 Credit: JBR24
    
    
    
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    15.3  MIMIC ANIMALS  | 
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    Button Code: Press "R1" + "Circle" simultaneously 
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: By using this ability you can make Tesshu sound like an animal. 
                 If a guard is alerted and you use this then he will think that it 
                 is probably just some wild animal and go back to being in "<?>" 
                 mode. The animals that you can mimic are: Rooster, cat, (More to 
                 come)
    
    
    
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    15.4  POWER BLOCK  | 
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    Button Code: Press "Circle" immediately when enemy attacks. 
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: This move simply throws an enemy off balance if you perform it 
                 immediately at the beginning of an enemy's attack. While the 
                 enemy is momentarily off balance you can administer an attack of 
                 your own.
    
    
    
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    15.5  ENRAGE   | 
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    Button Code: Press "Circle" + "X" simultaneously 
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: Doing this button combination shows Tesshu making an "X" with his 
                 arms overhead and then powerfully pulling his hands back to his 
                 side. He then glows a fiery red color for approximately 10 
                 seconds during which time he is extremely powerful and hitting 
                 enemy's will set them on fire. Due to the 2-3 second animation it 
                 is advisable to "ENRAGE" yourself at a safe distance or else you 
                 will be vulnerable to attack.
    
    
    
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    15.6  CLING TO CEILING   | 
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    Button Code: Hold "R1" while grappling up to the ceiling. 
    Difficulty Factor: *
    
    Description: Basically what this ability allows you to do is grapple up to a 
                 flat ceiling and remain up there for a while kind of like how 
                 spiderman would except for the fact that your back is to the 
                 ceiling. From this vantage point you can drop items onto 
                 unsuspecting enemies or even drop down for a surprise kill. 
                 Dropping Rice Balls ensures that the enemy will stop right 
                 underneath you. Also, your controller will begin to vibrate after 
                 about 20 seconds which means you are losing your grip and will be 
                 returning to earth soon.
    
    
    
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    15.7  FEIGN DEATH  | 
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    Button Code: Rotate "L3" 360 degrees and press "R1". Then press "Square" when
                 ready to attack. 
    Difficulty Factor: ***
    
    Description: The Feign Death ability basically allows you to play dead for an 
                 indefinite amount of time. Guards will come to inspect your
                 "dead" corpse and this will give you a great opportunity to 
                 attack them by surprise. When you execute this move it will cost 
                 you 20 HP and your Health Bar will continuously deplete until 
                 there is only 1 HP left. It is advisable to carry some HEALTH 
                 POTIONS or a NINJA REBIRTH along when planning on using this 
                 ability. Also I have noticed that if you do not attack the 
                 inspecting guard quickly enough he will go into "<!!>" mode and 
                 attack.
    
    TIP: Use the R3 stick to rotate the camera while you are lying motionless on 
         the ground to see around you.
    
    
    
    
    
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    16.  USING WEAPONS TO STEALTH KILL  |
    <<<==-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-==>>>
    
    The only weapons that can kill an enemy Stealthily in one shot are the BLOW 
    GUN and Tesshu's KUMIHIMO and BAMBOO GUN. However if you are patient enough 
    you can use some of the other Weapons and Items to slowly break your enemy's 
    health down bit by bit until they die without being spotted. The key of course 
    is to remain at a safe enough distance and making sure that the enemy only 
    takes damage while in "<?>" mode. Once the guard is hit he will immediately go 
    into "<!?>" mode. During this time just stay out of sight and wait for him to 
    calm back down. As soon as he goes back into "<?>" mode you can strike again. 
    Repeat this process to slowly take his health away and ultimately kill him. 
    
    
    
    '-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'
    | WEAPONS THAT CAN KILL FROM AFAR: |
    ,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,
    
    BLOW GUN       - Kills the enemy in one shot and award you with 1/2 Kanji
                     symbol provided he/she is in <"?"> mode. If alerted before 
                     being shot it will simply poison your victim and slowly drain 
                     their HP while it is green in color until they die or it
                     wears off. 
    
    KUMIHIMO       - Kills an unsuspecting enemy by stringing him up by the neck 
                     until he dies. See Tesshu's 7th Stealth Kill (Section 14.7) 
                     for a concise description.
    
    BAMBOO GUN     - This Item is exclusively for use by Tesshu and cannot be
                     aimed. If you shoot your average enemy with this Item he/she
                     will die immediately. (Even if an enemy is in "<!!>" mode,
                     one shot will kill him/her.
    
    SHURIKEN       - Takes three to five to kill one guard. (Dogs and Wolves will
                     die with one shuriken if they are unaware of your presence)
                     The same applies to Tesshu's THROWING NEEDLES as they have 
                     the same exact effect.
    
    MINES          - Takes one to two to finish the job (Ideally dropped from
                     above but can be planted in a patrolling guard's path) 
    
    GRENADES       - Takes two to three typically but it is very hard to remain 
                     undetected while throwing grenades.
    
    ARROWS         - Takes two to four typically to finish your enemy off. (Dogs
                     and Wolves die in one shot if unaware of your presence)
    
    FLAMING ARROWS - Takes two typically to finish your enemy off. (Dogs and
                     Wolves die in one shot if unaware of your presence)
    
    POISONED RICE  - It will take a minimum of two to poison a guard to death.
                     Dogs and wolves will die with just one helping. NOTE: Some
                     guards will not eat a second one as they are not all that
                     dumb. Beware not to lure innocent civilians to this meal of
                     the damned.
    
    STICKY BOMBS   - One to two should do the job. Simply aim and strike your
                     target and then press "R3" when you are ready to detonate it.
                     Other guards might follow your victim around, seemingly
                     amused by the pin wheel effect of the bomb and this can help
                     you kill multiple enemies simultaneously depending on their
                     remaining HP before detonation. (Dogs and Wolves, you got it)
    
    FIRE SPELL     - This item will inflict serious damage but is difficult to use 
                     in stealth as the range in immediately in front of you. If 
                     you are on the edge of a roof or cliff and there is an enemy 
                     directly below you then one of these will do the job.
    
    DOG BONE       - Summoning Semimaru by using this Item will assist you in 
                     killing enemies. If you stay out of sight and use this Item 
                     Semimaru will continuously attack the guard who will not 
                     retaliate. (He may block a few bites though) Semimaru will 
                     howl just prior to disappearing. 1 Dog Bone Item will almost 
                     kill an enemy guard but a second surely will finish the job.
    
    TETSUBISHI     - This Items is a variation of the GRAPPLING HOOK which 
                     literally hooks your victim and pulls him to you. (Similar to 
                     the move Scorpion used in "Mortal Combat") If the enemy is 
                     unaware when you strike him with this Item then you can 
                     Stealth Kill him with one slash. You must act quickly though 
                     because the guard goes into "<!?>" mode immediately upon 
                     being hooked.
    
    
    
    
    
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    17.  DUAL MODE STEALTH KILLS    |     
    <<<==-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-==>>>
    
    When playing in multi player mode, more specifically "Co-op Mode" you have the 
    ability to perform three distinct Stealth Kills that are not available during 
    the regular game. These Stealth Kill cutscenes are triggered as follows:
    
    Both characters have to be in adequate range of one another. Surprisingly you 
    don't need to have both players press "Square" simultaneously to trigger the 
    dual Stealth Kill. All that is required is that one character needs to be 
    right up to the victim when pressing "Square" while your partner just needs to 
    be slightly trailing you within a couple steps of range. 
    (Credit: Yeuh Fei Long)
    
    Note: Each team of characters has one dual Stealth Kill available besides 
          their usual individual Kills. (The Cool Factor rating is 1 - 5 stars) 
    
    
    
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    17.1  X-PATTERN STRIKE |
    /|\/|\/|\/|\/|\/|\/|\/|\
     
    Characters Required: Rikimaru and Ayame
    Cool Factor: *****
    
    Description: This cutscene begins by showing Ayame jumping and grabbing the
                 enemies head in a horizontal spin around the enemies upper body 
                 causing his neck to snap while Rikimaru slashes the enemies 
                 waist. Then with lightning fast speed both Rikimaru and Ayame 
                 pounce one each of the guard's shoulders and perform a backflip 
                 landing quite a few feet behind him. Lastly, while crossing each 
                 other's path in an X pattern, they both charge up for the final 
                 strike which shows Rikimaru slashing the enemy from the front 
                 whilst Ayame slashes him from behind. The scene ends with both 
                 characters kneeling with sword's out as the stricken enemy 
                 collapses to the floor.
    
                 Credit: Yeuh Fei Long
    
    
    
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    17.2 BLOODY AND BATTERED  |
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    Characters Required: Rikimaru and Tesshu
    Cool Factor: ****
    
    Description: The cutscene shows Tesshu running up to the front of the 
                 unsuspecting enemy and breaking his neck while Rikimaru comes 
                 from behind and inserts his sword into his back. Then 
                 simultaneously, Tesshu lets go of the victim and turns around as 
                 Rikimaru pulls out his blade. The guard then collapses to the 
                 floor and dies.
    
                 Credit: Sinister187
     
     
    
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    17.3  END OF THE ROAD  |
    /|\/|\/|\/|\/|\/|\/|\/|\
    
    Characters Required: Tesshu and Ayame   
    Cool Factor: *****
    
    Description: This cutscenes begins by showing Ayame as she rolls between the 
                 guard's legs and ending up behind him. The enemy slightly bends 
                 his head forward in reaction and Tesshu immediately grabs his 
                 neck while simultaneously locking his arm and twisting it up his 
                 back causing it to break. Meanwhile Ayame runs up and jumps off 
                 of Tesshu's back while Tesshu lifts the guard's head back so that 
                 he is facing the sky. At this point Ayame descends in a dive 
                 while thrusting both of her blades into the enemy's stomach and 
                 then immediately doing several flips off of him. Tesshu then 
                 finishes the scene by spinning/flipping the victim vertically 
                 into the ground as though he were a rag doll.
    
                 Credit: Yeuh Fei Long
    
    
    
    
    
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    18. MYTHS AND RUMORS   |
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    This section was created mainly to set the record straight when it comes to 
    rumors, myths and other unknown untruths. Some are possible, few are true and 
    most are full of you know what. 
    
    
    "DEBUG MODE"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    RUMOR: I heard that there was a "Debug Mode" hidden in Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven
    
    FACT: It has not been discovered as of yet but some very trustworthy sources 
          have indicated that it does exist.
    
    
    THE 7th STEALTH KILL
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    RUMOR: There is a 7th Stealth Kill for both Ayame and Rikimaru.
    
    FACT: If it does exist, and it is certainly possible, then I have not seen 
          proof of it yet. The confirmed SK's (With cutscenes) are from behind, 
          left, right, front, jumping and while on an uneven surface. (Tesshu does 
          have a 7th Stealth Kill but it is dependent on using the "KUMIHIMO" Item. 
          (Hanging string) 
    
           NOTE: The Wrath of Heaven ability will not be accepted as the 7th 
                 Stealth Kill so please stop emailing it to me. It is a unique 
                 ability and not an angle of approach maneuver.
    
    
    
    
    
    <<<=-=-*-=-*-=-*-=-*-=-=>>>
    19.  CHEATS AND GLITCHES  |
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    Here is a listing of all available cheat codes for the NTSC version of the 
    game. For Gameshark or Action Replay codes please refer to their respective 
    websites.
    
    
    RESTORE HEALTH: Pause the game and press Up, down, Right, Left, Square, 
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Square, Square.
    
    UNLOCK ALL ITEMS: At the Item Selection screen hold R1 + L1 while pressing:
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Up, Square, Square, Left, Square, Square, Down, Square,
                      Square, Right, Square, Square.
    
    INCREASE ITEMS: At the Item Selection Screen hold R2 + L2 while pressing:
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Square, Square, Square, Up, Left, Down, Right.
    
    UNLIMITED ITEM CAPACITY: At the Item Selection Screen hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* while pressing Down, Square, Square, Up, Left, Down, 
                             Right, Down, Left.
    
    UNLOCK ALL CHARACTERS: At the Title Screen press L1, R2, L2, R1, Right, Left,
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-  L3, R3.
    
    UNLOCK ALL MISSIONS: At the Mission Selection Screen press L1, R1, L2, R2,
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-  Right, Square, L3, R3
    
    UNLOCK ALL LAYOUTS: At the Mission Selection Screen press R3, L3, R2, L2, R1, 
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- L1
    
    UNLOCK BONUS STAGE: At the Title Screen press L1, Up, R1, Down, L2, Right, R2,
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Left
    
    UNLOCK DEMO DISC LEVEL: At the Title Screen press Up, Down, Right, Left, X, X,
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- X.  (Thanks Selenia :-)
    
    UNLOCK B-SIDE DIALOGUE: At the Start Screen hold L1 + R 2 while pressing: ----
    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Down, Square, Up, Square, Right, Square, Left, Square. 
                            Now you can select "B-Side" in the language portion of 
                            the Options Screen.
    
    TOGGLE SPECIAL ABILITIES ON/OFF: Pause the game and hold L1 + L2 while 
    -*-*-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- pressing Up, Up, Down, Down. Now release L1 +
                                     L2 and then press Square, Square, R1, R2.
    
    SHOW SCORE DURING PLAY: Pause the game and use the second controller to press 
    -*-*-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-* Right, Right, Left, Left.
    
    INCREASE SCORE BY 100 PTS: Pause the game and use the second controller. Now 
    -*-*-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*--*-* hold L1 + R1 while pressing Right, Right, Left, 
                               Left.
    
    Many Thanks go to Tenchu.de for the majority of these codes. You go Sel! :)
    
    
    
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    20. THANKS AND CREDITS   | 
    <<<==-*-=-*-==-*-=-*-==>>>
    
    Thank you CJAYC for Gamefaqs.com
    Thank you NEOSEEKER for a great site to host my work.
    Thank you TENCHU.DE for the best online Tenchu resource site.
    Thank you Sony for the Playstation 2 console.
    Thank you Activision and K2 for the greatest game series ever made. 
    
    A very special THANK YOU goes out to Selenia and Chris Butterworth over at 
    www.Tenchu.de for their exceptional Tenchu related site and community. I 
    recommend any Tenchu fan to go take a look around. You will not be 
    disappointed! 
    
    
    PEOPLE WHO DESERVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION:
    
    
    Reimaru      - For bringing to light the meaning of the Kanji Symbols and
    ^^^^^^^        running a very educational and enjoyable Tenchu/Ninja website.
                   www.ashuraonline.com  (a.k.a "Ninja Town"))
    
    
    James Mason      - For discovering how to decapitate enemies at will by using 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^        the pressure sensitivity of the attack button. (Section 5 - 
                       Q&A)
     
    
    Matt Bonzagni    - For helping clarify some inconsistencies with Ayame's 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^      Stealth Kills. 
    
    
    Sinister187      - For helping describe one of the "Dual Mode Stealth Kills".
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    
    Yeuh Fei Long    - For helping describe 2 of the "Dual Mode Stealth Kills" as 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^      well as the positioning required to trigger these 
                       cutscenes.
    
    
    JBR24            - For discovering Tesshu's ENERGY PUNCH.
    ^^^^^
    
    ADAM MUNOZ       - For helping me to clarify some of the "Controls" 
    ^^^^^^^^^^         explanations.
    
    
    Petteri Laasanen - For a useful tip regarding the FEIGN DEATH Ability.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    
    AnotherGamer     - For some useful information concerning Abilities and 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^       movements.
    
    
    And last but not least, Thank you to (YOUR NAME HERE) for reading this FAQ.
                                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    
    
    
    
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    21.  CLOSING THOUGHTS   |
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    I hope that you enjoyed reading through this FAQ and it helped answer some of 
    your questions regarding this aspect of the game. If you enjoyed playing 
    TENCHU 3 then you should also consider checking out the following games as 
    well:
    
    -------------------------------------------
    TENCHU: Stealth Assassins:  (Platform: PSX)
    -------------------------------------------
    
    This is the original TENCHU game that was released back in 1998. Story wise 
    the game takes place one year before the events of TENCHU 3. You only have 
    access to Rikimaru and Ayame in this game but the gameplay and background 
    music make this game a must have for any TENCHU enthusiast. In terms of 
    Stealth Kills you have three distinct ones per character. I also wrote a 
    Stealth Kill FAQ for this game so if you wish to read it you can simply copy 
    and paste the link below into your browser:
    
    >>>  http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/file/tenchu_stealth_kill.txt  <<<
    
    
    
    ----------------------------------------
    TENCHU 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins  (Platform: PSX) 
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Story wise TENCHU 2 is a prequel to TENCHU 1 and includes a whopping seven 
    Stealth Kills per character. There are also three characters available to play 
    with and many more missions including an incredible Mission editor. Make sure 
    you check JDRAKE's (A.K.A Riki maru) Stealth Kill FAQ for this game. Here is a 
    link that you can copy and paste into your browser: 
    
    >>>  http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/file/tenchu_2_stealth_kill.txt  <<< 
    
    
    Also make sure you check out the following websites as they are all very 
    informative and thorough Tenchu sites. 
    
    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Activison's Official Tenchu 3 Site: >>>  http://www.wrathofheaven.com  <<< 
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    +++++++++++++++++
    Tenchu Checkpoint: >>>  http://www.tenchu.de  <<<
    +++++++++++++++++
    
    ++++++++++
    Ninja Town: >>>  http://www.ashuraonline.com/tenchu/index.html  <<<
    ++++++++++
    
    
    If you have any questions, comments or relevant contributions that you wish to 
    submit then feel free to send me an email with "TENCHU 3" typed in the subject 
    line. You can find my contact information at the top of this document.
    
    
    
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