Taro logo  Taro Oja
Rice 250
Water 250
Yin 1
Melee Magic
Missile/Ranged None
Strengths Explosive, Magic, Fire
Weaknesses Cutting, Blunt
Passive None

"You will address me by my proper title! I am Prince Taro, heir to the Serpent Throne!"
— Taro Oja

Taro is a Zen Master of the Serpent Clan, available in the Winter of the Wolf expansion pack for Battle Realms.


The pompous and pretentious Taro is none other than Kenji's older brother, and the heir to the Serpent Throne. Tales of his swordsmanship are widespread among the Serpent Clan, but Kenji knows the truth; he knows that Taro is little more than a cowardly fool who uses his rudimentary knowledge of the arcane arts to give himself and his magically imbued blade an unfair advantage in the field of battle.

Taro carries a powerful sword enchanted with magical properties that increases the blade's potency. This trickery gives him a sense of confidence that allows him to hold his own against other, more experienced fighters.

Battle Gear

InsidiousHex Insidious Hex Stamina:
As if his magical blade didn't give him a large enough unfair advantage, Taro can cast an Insidious Hex, which makes all enemies around him vulnerable to magic attacks, especially the sting of his sword.


  • Taro is encountered only in the Battle Realms expansion, Winter of the Wolf. In the original Battle Realms, he has been dead for several years; according to the lore of Battle Realms, he was an incompetent ruler and died an inglorious death after falling from his horse and splitting his head open on a rock.
  • During flashbacks in both Dragon & Serpent paths of Kenji's Journey, Taro discusses with Kenji the enslavement of the Wolf Clan, and how the Oja are the only family fit to be Lords of the land.


Quotes (Move)

  • "Hmph...Fine!"
  • "Must I?"
  • "I deserve better!"
  • "Hmph.."

Quotes (Attack)

  • "To hell with these dogs!"
  • "Into the FRAY!"
  • "The Prince attacks!"
  • "The hunt is on!"
  • "The Oja fear nothing!"
  • "Glorious!"
  • Quotes(While Attacking)
  • You vexed me
  • Bow before me!

Quotes (Kills)

  • "(arrogant laughter)"
  • "That's how royalty fights!" "(arrogant laughter)"
  • "At least they die well!" "(maniacal laughter)"

Quotes (Receiving Healing)

  • "Talented and beautiful!"
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