Maria Kyōgoku is a character from the Sengoku BASARA series of stragety action games. She first appears in Sengoku BASARA 4 as one of the two new non-playable characters, the other being the game's final boss Yoshiteru Ashikaga. Maria is playable in the game's update, Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi.
The older sister of Nagamasa Azai, Maria is a sorcerous woman who possesses so much beauty that it even distracts warriors from enemy armies. Maria considers herself the most valuable thing in the world; she views other people from this perspective and tries to determine whether or not they are good enough for her.
On the battlefield, she attacks by manipulating her sleeves at will.
Historical Information Edit
Kyōgoku Maria (京極マリア) was the second daughter of Azai Hisamasa (Nagamasa's father) and mother of Kyōgoku Takatsugu. Her real name is unknown but she got her Maria name after her conversion to Christianity. Soon after her husband's death she began to preaching her new religion to people around her, and Jesuits named her as one of best female catechists of Kyoto-Osaka area. In 1609, she moved to a remote place in Tango Province to avoid the persecution of Christians. She died peacefully in her seclusion in 1618. Her daughter, Tatsuko, was famous for being one of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's concubines.