Shura Ending in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is page relates to a specific ending in Sekiro that is unlocked by a series of choices made throughout the game.
The "Shura Ending" is the quickest cycle to play.
In Buddhism Asura is a demi-god or titan (a modern translations would be antigod) of addiction to negativity. To be an asura is to be a human obsessed with violence, wrath, anger, and a hunger for fighting. In the context of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice a "Shura" is an individual that has lost themselves to the thirst for blood and has no emotional connection to this world beyond seeking the next person to cut down.
Sekiro can become a shura but in doing so loses everything and everyone.
The First Steps To Destruction:
Obey The Iron Code:
- When you are prompted to either break or upholdThe Iron Code - Sekiro must follow it to achieve the shura ending.
Walk The Path:
Embrace What You Have Become:
- Once Sekiro has defeated the bosses he will obtain the final item before finally being recognised as shura. You have done it.... but at what cost?
You will be locked out from the remainder of the game for this cycle. Once you are shura you can no longer progress through the game and will need to start a new game cycle to explore what you have missed.
Completing this ending unlocks One Mind - a combat art skill which might be appealing for subsequent game cycles.
Lore, Trivia, and Further Reading
In traditional Hindu Mythology, Shura are known as Asura. The Asura are addicted to wrath, deception, and violence. They are unable to resolve their issues without violence and are said to be like eagles flying above all and looking down on everything.
The leaders of the Asura are called Asurinda, Asura-Lord, and there are several leaders for multiple factions. The main named leaders are Vemacitrin, Rāhu , and Pahārāda.
It is said that the Asuras celebrated with all the Gods on the night Sakra become its ruler. They celebrated by drinking a wine so strong that when Sakra noticed what they were drinking he forbade the others from taking part. Being drunk and weakened the Asura were unable to resist when Sakra have them thrown out and cast down from where all the other Gods were. Where the Asura now live is referred to as "The Asura Realm".
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