The Night Stalker
- Ancient and powerful territorial guardian borne of ritual and sacrifice. Broke a dude's nose for having a laser pointer. - Mallhalla purchase description
Asuri is a Bengali tigress legend featuring the Sword and Katars as her weapons. She can be unlocked for 5400 gold. The feline fighter Asuri has a fast, close-combat style appropriate to her animal heritage. Though she is no longer able to protect the Punjabi valley she was once steward too, she now redirects untold decades of experience in defeating invaders towards her opponents in the eternal tournament.
As the story goes...
The villages along the Arit river on the Punjab border were proud of their guardian. Proud and more than a little scared. The Tiger was a gift from Rama, they said, though a gift rarely seen. Years might pass with only a giant paw print in the mud of the riverbank to prove that The Tiger still prowled the forests between the villages.
But when raiders from the north or soldiers from the south came to steal and oppress, the signs of The Tiger would appear, bodies of invaders high in the trees, a would-be warlord mauled in his tent, an entire brigand camp shattered as though a typhoon had struck. And the villagers would wonder that anyone was left in the world so ignorant or so arrogant as to be heedless of their protector.
As for The Tiger, she barely remembered being a girl. She remembered being twelve and discovering with horror that her once noble family, the anointed protectors of the valley, now grew richer when outsiders came to plunder. She remembered her wicked uncle lashing her to the temple altar and conjuring the tiger spirit to devour her. And she remembered fighting – fighting so long and so hard that in the end she didn’t know who had devoured whom.
In Valhalla, Asuri has claimed the Tournament as her territory, and sets upon challengers to her domain with savage fury.
"This place is mine now." -Asuri, looking down into Valhalla
Asuri, having a feline heritage, has many cat-like features such as her claws, long teeth, big eyes, pointed ears, and tail. Even the shape of her head, which has a short, square snout that houses long jaws rather than a human mouth, informs us that she is a tigress. She does, however, have a humanoid body, albeit covered in striped white, light gray, and dark gray fur. She is dressed in light armor consisting largely of tight azure blue fabrics wrapped around the body, which is reflective of her Indian origin, as it draws parallels with the traditional Indian Sari worn by Indian women. This cloth, however, is trimmed with ornate golden embellishments and accents that serve both as hardy armor and decorative jewelry. Her hands and feet are bare, leaving her claws exposed, but she wears gold ringed bracers on her forearms.
|Neutral||Asuri crouches in place to charge, then vaults into the air and delivers a wide arcing swipe with the sword downwards, midair.|
|Asuri drops onto three of four limbs and performs a rapid sprint forward. The amount of time the charge is held is how far Asuri sprints for this move - at the end of the move Asuri delivers a single short-ranged cut with her sword.|
|↓||Asuri quickly twirls her sword all around her, creating a whirlwind of flowing slices. Hits twice in rapid succession directly on and in front of her. Carries her forward slightly.|
|Neutral||A upwards leap and flip into the air is combined with a swiping grab with both claws at the leap's apex. If an opponent is struck by this grab, they are stunned and thrown down and slightly forwards.|
|After a brief pause, Asuri leaps in the direction she is facing swiping forward twice, with one katar then another during the jump. It Has a medium-range and carries Asuri forward a good distance.|
|↓||Two close-ranged swipes with her katars, one after another, directly in front. This move carries Asuri forward slightly.|
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- Asuri's default weapons are the Bengali Claws (katars) and the Tiger's Talwar (sword).
- Asuri's bot name is Mechasuri.
- "Asuri" is a feminine Sanskrit term for an often demonic, but always powerful spirit/god from Hindu lore. Sometimes used interchangeably with Rakhshasi, a man-eating demonic entity.
- Rakhshasas in fiction are often portrayed as powerful humanoids with heads and features of large predatory cats, which fits Asuri.
- She was introduced to Brawlhalla September 24, 2015
- It is unclear exactly how long Asuri served as protector of the Arit river valley, though it is implied that the process that turned her into a tigress also unnaturally extended her lifespan by a significant amount.
- Strangely, the snarl she makes when selected on the Legend select screen is the same as Mordex makes when charging his Scythe Side-Signature.
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