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Tsuneoki Ikeda
Tsuneoki Ikeda
Character Information
Clan(s)/Alliance(s): Ikeda
Oda
Hashiba
Unit Type:
Significant Battle(s):
First Appearance: Samurai Warriors
Historical Information
Real name:
Ikeda Tsuneoki
Japanese name:
池田 恒興
Born:
1536
Died:
May 18, 1584
Also known as a non-historical name Nobuteru (信輝).

Tsuneoki Ikeda is Terumasa's father and Kazumasu Takigawa's cousin. Serving Nobunaga since their youth, he is said to have had been one of the young lord's playmates. He served in many campaigns in Mino before he supported Hideyoshi's rise to power. Tsuneoki rose to become an influential general during his lifetime, often called the "number four" man under Hideyoshi.

The Nobunaga no Yabou 201X poll for 3-star officers puts him in nineteenth place.

Role in GamesEdit

In the first Samurai Warriors, Ikeda served the Oda in some of their battles against the Ikko rebels and the Azai. In the expansion he is given a role at Komaki-Nagakute. Once Ieyasu leads his men to Komaki, Tsuneoki begins his assault on the Tokugawa main camp with his escorts being Hidemasa Hori, Hidenaga Hashiba and Nagayoshi Mori. Despite their efforts, the botched assault costs Tsuneoki and Nagayoshi their lives.

In Samurai Warriors 2, Tsuneoki and his men are easily routed in Komaki. They can be rescued enabling them to capture and defend Iwasaki Castle, thus resulting in a morale boost. Should they be routed and the ram fails, ally morale will take a huge drop. Alternatively, during the Tokugawa scenario, he and Nagayoshi ambush Ujishige Niwa routing him within a minute. In Kotarō's story, Tsuneoki attempts to charge on the Hōjō camp, and has to be stopped before he can enter it.

Samurai Warriors 3 has him participate in some of the Oda and Toyotomi campaigns starting at Inabayama, though his role at Komaki-Nagakute is drastically reduced to a frontline unit. In Sakon's version, he is an officer who needs to be escorted to Nagakute garrison.

In Warriors Orochi 3, he along with Yan Liang defect from the resistance army at Anegawa, due to Kiyomori's sorcery and it is impossible to prevent. The other offciers can be prevented from defecting by defeating Sun Wukong though.

Historical InformationEdit

During his time with the Oda, Tsuneoki participated in many of their campaigns and expeditions. He was made lord of Inuyama Castle for his efforts at Anegawa. In the following years, he also took part in the battles of Nagashino and Yamazaki before serving under Hideyoshi. During 1583, Tsuneoki became the guardian of Ōgaki Castle and was given 130,000 koku in Mino Province. But in the following year, he and his son Ikeda Motosuke were killed in the battle at Nagakute. The position of clan leader was then passed on to his second son Terumasa Ikeda.

The truth regarding Tsuneoki's birthplace has been thoroughly disputed. Many sources say he was born in either Owari, Mino, Settsu, or even Ōmi. He became a vassal for Nobunaga due to his mother being the latter's foster caretaker. His courtesy name was originally Shōzaburo, but he eventually called himself Shōnyu during his later years as a priest.

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