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The Black Samurai

The Black Samurai

Who dares challenge the Black Samurai?
~ The Black Samurai upon seeing Scooby and Shaggy
The Black Samurai is the final and true main antagonist of the 2009 direct-to-video animated Scooby-Doo film, Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword.

He was voiced by the famous voice actor, Kevin Michael Richardson, who also played Captain Gantu Dark Laser, Temutai, Goro, Chairman Drek, Doug the Pimple, Tartarus, Rocko Socko, Sarevok Anchev,and Shredder.

Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword

The Black Samurai was a dreaded samurai warlord intent on ruling the world who was resurrected and unleased a dreadful curse. 

Initially the Black Samurai was a honorable and trustworthy warrior, who longed to become a great warrior, as such he tried to get a sword from Japan's greatest swordsmith, but impatient at the time it took, he excepted another deal for a sword to the same quality, but half the time. However this sword was infused with dark magic, which had been used to speed up the forging, and corrupted him, turning him into a ruthless monster. The Black Samurai was eventually imprisoned by the Sword of Fate, trapping him in his own cursed sword, known as the the Sword of Doom.

Over 500 years later, in the modern day the evil martial arts school owner Miss Mirimoto tried to use him in her plan to conqure and destroy the modern world. She released him by tricking the gang into finding The Sword of Doom. Then initiating the ritual to break the spell and free the dark being. She then tried to order him, demanding he offer his service to her, however the Black Samurai telekinetically hoisted her into the air and mocked her for even assuming she could control the true lord of evil. He then casually tossed her into the stone steps, killing her. Then, using his dark powers he forced everyone else to bow before for. And revealed his plan to use his sword to make all the citizens of Japan bow before him for eternity. Luckily, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo had rediscovered the enchanted sword used to imprison him and arrived to confront him. Together they both wielded the sword and fought the Samurai. They managed to defeat him by breaking his own cursed sword with the Sword of Fate. Because of that, his soul was cleansed of the dark magic and set free, returning to a old man he thanked the two of them for freeing him from his accursed blade. Before dying and vanishing into thin air.

Powers and Skills

  • Curse Based Powers
    • Immortality
    • Magic Manipulation Powers
    • Superhuman Physical & Mental Attributes
    • Pyrokinesis
    • Teleportation
    • Flight
  • Expert Swordsman


  • The Black Samurai is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, who also voiced Captain Gantu for Lilo & Stitch, Goro from the Mortal Kombat movie, and Shredder of the 2012 TMNT series.
  • His personality is reminiscent of Mor'du.
  • Despite his name, his armor is a dark brownish-gray color.

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