|Full Name||Jeanne Gado|
|Known As||Shina, Marvel|
|Fighting Style||Single & Continuous|
|Age|| 19 (BR2)|
20 (BR3, BR:PF/EX)
|Height||167cm (5'6) / 170cm (5'7) in beast form|
|Weight||58kg / 60kg in beast form|
|Vital statistics||B89 W59 H90|
|Relations|| Gado - Adoptive Father
Yugo - Ally/Family Friend
|Likes||Tea & Victory|
|Dislikes||Coffee, Make Up, & Frilly Dresses|
|Debut||Bloody Roar 2|
|Japanese Voice Actors|| Bianca Allen (BR3)|
Rumiko Burns (BR:PF/EX)
Atsuko Tanaka (BR4)
|English Voice Actors|| Ruthann Rees (BR2)|
Lenne Hardt (BR3)
Vanessa Marshall (BR:PF/EX)
Karen Lee (BR4)
- "Your skills are pathetic."
- — Shina in Bloody Roar 2
Shina is a fictional character from the Bloody Roar series. Her beast form is the leopard and she is currently a mercenary following the path of her father, Gado.
She first appeared in the second installment of the series, Bloody Roar 2.
In the Japanese version of the game, her name appears as Marvel.
Shina was an orphan of war. She was adopted as the daughter of the war veteran, Gado. Influenced by his status as a legendary mercenary, she began to demonstrate great capability for battle during her childhood. When she was 13 years old, she single-handedly obliterated a platoon, earning the nickname 'Fighting Marvel'. Her father however, didn't want his daughter to follow in his footsteps and tried to talk her into leading an ordinary life. Shina wouldn't listen and as soon as she graduated high school, she became a mercenary. One day, her father disappears without a word. There are rumours that he is the organizer behind the ZLF , (Zoanthrope Liberation Front) a group that thrives on vicious terrorism. Shina doesn't want to believe that her father is behind it. She will only make her judgement if she sees it with her own eyes. With that in mind, she follows her father's trail to find out what his real intentions are. When she finally finds him, Shina gives her father a stern lecture for causing so many problems, but the two of them discovers that they have the same enemy, the ZLF. Gado, proud of his daughter, suggests that they should start fighting together. And the two charge off into the wake of battle.
Shina has made a name for herself as a heroic mercenary outside of the shadow of her father's legendary status. Because of her skills she is requested by a powerful group to participate in the 'Klaw and Fang' coalition to find out the source of the damaging XGC beast mark. Being marked herself, she doesn't hesitate to pursue the truth. Contacted by her supervisors who are hovering in a helicopter above, they are instructing her to obtain the tabula for their possession. Shina disagrees with the idea of them having control of such a dangerous object and disobeys her orders. They threaten her with court martial but she isn't afraid of their threats. She tears off her dog tags and walks away, retiring to a quieter life. At the very end, she is seen walking on the beach with her boyfriend, though his identity has not been confirmed.
After her last operation, disillusioned, Shina quits her job as a mercenary. Sometime later, while leading a quiet life, Shina is surprised when Yugo pays her a visit. He is filthy and tired. It took him three days to get to her house because the road was littered with landmines. She sends him to shower as she makes them tea. After, she questions why he is there, as it appeared he hadn't sought her out for tea and a chat. He brings up an incident of the past, the time when Shina was orphaned when her village burnt down. These memories are nightmares she has been trying to overcome with her time on the battlefield. Yugo tells her he met someone who was in similar circumstances, and that a friend of his burnt to death in the fire sixteen years prior. Her name was 'Jane'. Shina is shocked, inquiring his name. His name is Cronos. Yugo says she should go and find out everything else for herself. Determined to reunite with her long lost friend, Shina heads for the Zoanthrope Kingdom. During the tournament, Shina and Cronos celebrate together with a crowd of people in one of the city's bars. The crowd cheer for her, celebrating her victory with drink and laughter. Both Shina and Cronos are affectionately nudged in acknowledgement of a good fight. In the early evening, Shina leaves, carrying her bag over her shoulder. She turns back towards the bar for a moment thoughtfully before turning away. Though she stops in mid-step, noticing Cronos standing a few feet ahead of her. He approaches, complimenting her strength and offers for her to join them in uncovering the Zoanthrope mystery. Shina is flattered but apologizes, saying its her time to move. She passes Cronos by, who is surprised by her answer though respects her decision. He turns to watch his old friend walk away.
Beast violence is now global. Shina is given orders from the headquarters of a certain country, telling her to go to Japan and search for a missing group of investigators who have disappeared around the region of a temple. The headquarters are provoked, and will use their special forces if necessary in a worst case scenario. Shina remembers what happened during the XGC incident a year before. She puts those feelings aside, knowing it's not like her to rest for long. Her path conducts her to meet a young girl, Mana, and her protector, Ryoho, in a mysterious temple. The girl reseals the dragon as Shina exclaims her surprise of seeing this mythical creature, and asks what they were planning there. Mana, taken back, cries out in disbelief that Shina could think that they had planned the situation. She then apologizes and explains to Shina that Ryoho is a dragon vessel and his power is so immense and dangerous that it is sealed away. But the seal unfortunately came loose. Shina understands that the dragon's power was the reason the investigative team she is looking for lost consciousness. Mana apologizes for getting her involved in such a dangerous event. Shina is just glad they aren't the bad guys. She suddenly remembers she needs to get in contact with her superiors soon or the place is going to be bombed. Mana squeaks with horror. Shina doesn't think she could possibly tell them that a dragon resides there. Mana thanks her for the secrecy.
Shina acts like a tomboy, though progressively through the series more feminine qualities begin to appear in her personality. She can be aggressive at times and incredibly stubborn, always wanting to be in on the action and diving into danger while ignoring the warnings of others. Her attitude is generally straightforward and she doesn't let anyone talk her down. Underneath the tough exterior is a soft young woman, though she doesn't always like to show that part of herself.
- Also see Shina Outfits
Reflecting her tomboy personality, she has a masculine, somewhat military, wardrobe despite sometimes wearing revealing clothes.
In her beast form, the Leopard, she often has a deep gold fur with a black rosettes pattern. She gains three centimenters and two kg. Her outfits are generally safe despites the pants being ripped due to the claws and the tail. Her beast form has a lot of similitudes with the Arabian Leopard, a leopard subspecies.
There's a real father-daughter relation between Gado and Shina even if both of them are not blood-related. However, when Shina became an adult, Gado left her without explications. She started to accuse him to participate in shady operations for the ZLF. When they finally met, the reunion started with a violent fight but Gado succeeded to prove that he was, in fact, in a mission against the ZLF. Since then, Shina and Gado share an emotional coldness despite caring deeply for each other.
Shina is a well rounded character with very high damage potential, she has a good mix of range and speed allowing her to be played either aggressively or defensively, She has many attacks that can lead into huge damage combos and can quickly turn the tide of the fight. While in Beast mode she gains Mad Trapper making it very hard for her opponent to be reckless or overly aggressive against her.
Mad Trap - [...]
Cross Blade Zapper - [...]
- Any Cancel B
- Counter Effect
Bloody Roar 2
Bloody Roar 3
Bloody Roar Primal Fury/Extreme
- "Come and get me!"
- — During her intro (Bloody Roar 3 and Bloody Roar 4)
- — After winning a round
- "You can try again anytime."
- — Victory quote (Bloody Roar 3 and Bloody Roar 4)
- Even though it is determined that Shina and Cronos have connected pasts, the games never reveal where exactly they both come from.
- Her ending in Bloody Roar 3 implies that she is in a romantic relation. As she was allegedly spotted with a man on a South Pacific island.
- In Bloody Roar 3 and Bloody Roar: Primal Fury, if one wins a round with Shina in leopard form and continues to the next round, before the subsequent round starts and left idle, she can occasionally be seen yawning with her mouth wide open.