Mmm, I heard some people say that they wished Destiny Ninja kept the art style of Ninja Love, so... Yeah. I love this guy. Because antagonists are sexy. I mean, the ninjas are kinda boring-looking and Yoshitsune is too sparkly (he is the yet-to-be-released ??? character, so he WILL eventually have a route). Nortisune looks badass, mmmhmm
And this time they don't even bother making him look unappealing. I mean, with Nobunaga and Akechi they LOOK like old goats and Nobu looks obviously evil, so only people who go for that would like them, but Noritsune is kinda like Ninja Love's Hanzo. He doesn't even look evil in the character introduction. Unngggh, bad Solmare bad.
And you know what's worse? All these villains CAN have routes that does not ruin history. Although who cares about ruined history, because the game itself ruins history from the get-go? Anyways. Every single one of these people cannot be verified to be dead in real life. Akechi survived and lived peacefully in some of the Ninja Love routes, so that's a no-brainer. Nobunaga was assumed to be dead and all, but his body was never found and until now nobody knows what happened to him. So everyone just assumed someone picked up his body before Akechi's search team got to it or it's just simply lost. Noritsune died by jumping into the ocean, so that's obviously something that cannot be verified. Nobody would know if he swam away unseen and went into hiding.
I'm getting pretty good at copying this art style, u hurr hurr hurr
The Japanese text is just his name, Taira Noritsune. The butterfly symbol above it is the Taira family crest. The butterfly on his hand is the "realistic" version of the same butterfly on the crest, the swallowtail butterfly.