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Kitsune is the first openly known shapeshifter musician, and specialized in astral heavy metal.

BackgroundEdit

She is a red fox shapeshifter from Neo-Tokyo, who'd often wear a fake fox tail while in human form.

She is a Mage Shadowrunner [1] who was responsible for reviving Jake Armitage during 2050. Jake had the chance, to recruit her from the Jagged Nails Club in the Downtown district. If Jake did so, and defeated a Rat Shaman with Kitsune in the party, Kitsune will permanently remain with Jake [2] unless she perishes during the events [3] and is the only one who stays alive along with Jake after the fight at the roof of the Aneki tower.

She also gave birth to a litter of kits. She died in 2071 at the Neo-Tokyo Tower from silver-plated blades thrown at her skull by an Oni hitman. Just before the blades pierced her skull, she astrally projected. In her astral form, she hired and aided a team of Shadowrunners through the fixer Take Ono to investigate her own murder. It turned out that Jubei Takeshi, the owner of Manasonic (the record company who Kitsune used) orchestrated her murder to cash in on her death and frame a rival astral rock band; Mistah Skelington and the All Ghoul Review.[4]

SNESEdit

Attributes Skills Equipment Spells Other
Body: 5
Magic: 17
Strength: 1
Charisma: 7
Leadership: 1
Negotiation: 3
None Powerball: 4
Heal: 6
Invisibility: 2
Summon Spirit: 5
None
Location Jagged Nails Club
Attack Power 3
Accuracy 0
Defense Rate 0
Firing Rate 0.47 shots / second
Weapon Type Automatic
Price Negotiation 0-2: 3000 Nuyen
Negotiation 3-4: 2700 Nuyen
Negotiation 5-6: 2400 Nuyen
SR Multiplier 3
Base Duration 30 Battles
Max. Duration 48 Battles

Kitsune is a flirt and a decent magic user. She actually has a fairly useful array of spells, with particular attention to her level 6 Heal spell. Kistune's MP are also high enough to allow her active usage of these spells, which is a nice change from the previous Mages you've encountered. While she stays with you for a good amount of time, Kitsune's price tag is very high. Also, once you get past her spells, her other abilities are all quite poor. Her basic offense and defense are terrible, and her HP total is too low to survive most heavy fighting. Still, there are many Shadowrunner players that swear by Kitsune and find her incredibly useful. While she may have value for veterans who can take strategic advantage of her spells, I would not recommend using her if you are a beginner.

If you have Kitsune in your party when you defeat the Rat Shaman, she will say she likes you and will not leave you unless killed. If she dies and is rehired after that, she goes back to following the normal schedule of fixed battles before leaving. Keeping her alive is more of a challenge than anything else, and most of her high MP will be spent casting Heal on herself. If you do have any ideas about using her, the first thing to do is give her your Leather Armor. Even this light protection will have noticeable results. Aside from this, there aren't many other ways to extend the survivability of Kitsune. These factors, coupled with a high price tag, mean that Kitsune is another Shadowrunner you are likely better off without.

ReferencesEdit

  1. a NPC in the Super Nintendo game
  2. for the duration of the Super Nintendo game
  3. i. e. during gameplay
  4. o07914318Corporate Enclaves p.134–136

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Shadowrun SNES
Main Character Jake Armitage
Shadowrunners Grim Reaper Club HamfistJangadance
Sputnik Club OrificeDances With Clams
Wastelands Club JetboyNorbertFrogtongueAnders
Jagged Nails KitsuneSteelflightSpatterAkimi
Bosses Drake
Characters
SNES Jake ArmitageKitsuneDrake
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