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    Samurai Jack
    🎶 Gotta get back. Back to the past. Samurai Jack. 🎶
    Gender: Male
    Type: Heroic Samurai
    Age: 25
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Phil LaMarr
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Samurai Jack

    Samurai Jack, sometimes addressed as The Samurai or simply Jack, is a sobriquet adopted by the title character of the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim animated television series Samurai Jack (2001–2004, and 2017). He is voiced by Phil LaMarr and was created by Genndy Tartakovsky. Introduced as a Japanese prince raised since youth as a samurai warrior under numerous teachers in a variety of skills to destroy the demon Aku with his divinely crafted sword; seconds before he can kill Aku, he is sent eons into the future by Aku to where Aku's future self rules all of Earth unopposed; adopting the alias "Jack", Jack makes it his mission to find a way back to his time and prevent Aku's apocalyptic dystopia.

    Why He Deserved to Get Back to the Past

    1. Jack is a solid protagonist, being a very selfless person who always puts others over himself and always keeps a calm composure, but when angered becomes a serious menace.
    2. He has one of the most tragic backstories in Cartoon Network history, with Aku taking his father and ruling his land. But they planned him with years of training with teachers all over the world. Then he faced Aku only to be sent into the future, now he has to get back to the past while also dealing with future Aku.
    3. Jack always helps the innocent whenever they need it, like helping his friends, the Scotsman for example. His help impacted them so much that they returned the favor by helping him in the final fight against Aku.
    4. Phil LaMarr does a fine job voicing him.
    5. He received great character development in season 5 exploring the long-term PTSD that his time in the future caused.
    6. His anger at Aku for destroying every time portal is understandable, which is why he lost his sword. But thanks to helping Ashi, she helped him back and he learned to clear his anger, which helped him get his sword back.
    7. Speaking of Ashi, he did a good job showing her Aku is evil, and she became one of his best allies because of it.
    8. He had a good ending where after he destroys Aku, he returns home and reunites with his family.

    The Only Bad Quality

    1. His romantic relationship with Ashi is incredibly inappropriate due to the massive age difference (as Jack is mentally in his mid-70s and Ashi appears to be quite young).


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