Sekiro Characters and NPCs are the various people that you find throughout your journey. These Characters and NPCs may trade with you, give you Quests and Side Quests, or share parts of the Story and Lore for you to piece together.
FromSoftware has revealed that players can expect to see NPC questlines similar to those found in the Souls series, which would mean NPCs provide optional objectives that can be failed and alter the NPC spawn locations, their attitude towards the player character, and their own story progression. It is not yet known if NPC quests will have an impact on the game's multiple Endings.
Sekiro Playable Characters
A ninja who serves the prince. Calm and quiet as the law commands, but also capable of great brutality to achieve missions. Just like the wolf never embraces and just kills, so would an excellent ninja. At the start of this story, they find themselves beaten by Ashina’s commander, losing both prince and left arm, which is replaced by a ninja arm prosthetic. “The Lord is absolute, protect with your life” is the principle by which ninja live. The law demands rescue, and vengeance.
Sekiro Major Characters and NPCs
On all of Ashina, the only surviving descendant of an ancient clan. Raised in seclusion as a Shinobi, adoptive son of Ashina’s minister Hirata. Appears calm and strong beyond his years, with a dignified appearance. Captured by Ashina’s forces due to his unique ancestry.
Busshi of Aretera The “Death Master” (or Buddhist Master) of a Ruined Temple An elder man without a left arm. Silent, ill-mannered hermit residing in a ruined temple deep within the mountains. Furiously carves Buddha statues. Picks up those defeated by Ashina’s commander, and will continue to assist