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Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu
Weapons Zulu Axe, Iklwa & Ishlangu, Iwisa, Spit of Poison
Origin Africa
Activities Warlord
Service 1787-1828
Battle Status Lost vs. William Wallace
Experts Earl White (Zulu Stick Fighting Master)
Jason Bartley (Zulu Combat Expert)

"His political policy was murder."
- Jason Bartley, Zulu combat expert

"A man chosen to wield life and death on the battlefield must be an artist. If he isn't, he is simply a murderer."
-Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu, the fierce African warlord, who built a Zulu army that killed 2 million enemies, and transformed a continent;

William Wallace, the legendary Scottish rebel, who lead a bloodthirsty army of Highlanders against the mighty English empire.

StatsEdit

  • c. 1787 - 1828
  • South-East Africa
  • Height - 5'9"(175 cm)
  • Weight - 161 Lbs
  • Gear - 7 - 10 lbs
  • Armor - Ox-Hide Shield
Symbol - Ishlangu shield with crossed Iklwa spear and Iwisa throwing club (Shaka Zulu's weapons)
Shaka Zulu Icon

Shaka Zulu's Symbol

HistoryEdit

Shaka (c.1787-c. 22 September 1828) was the most influential leader of the Zulu Kingdom. He has been called a military genius for his reforms and innovations, but was condemned for the brutality of his reign. Prior to Shaka, warfare in Southern Africa consisted mainly of tribes throwing spears at one another and ritually challenging warriors from other tribes. Shaka developed the iklwa spear and ishlangu shield and created the Buffalo formation: two flanks known as the horns tried to surround the enemy, while the main body of warriors, or chest, confronted the opposing tribe head on, and a reserve called the loins, remained behind unless the enemy threatened to escape. The Zulu sought to kill their enemy to the last man, taking no prisoners. Shaka also forged his troops into the greatest warriors in Southern Africa. Every Zulu male was expected to be a warrior, with those unable or unwilling to meet Shaka's specific physical requirements killed outright. This, combined with their constant drilling and training, has led some historians to dub the Zulu the "Spartans of Africa". In September 1828 Shaka's half-brothers Dingane and Mhlangana led an assassination on him. On Shaka's death bed, it is rumored that Shaka mentioned a vision of the future British conquest of South Africa.

WeaponsEdit

Weapon Shaka Zulu
Close Range: Zulu Axe 70
Mid Range:

Iklwa

Ishlangu

307
Long Range: Iwisa 2
Special Weapons: Spit of Poison 0

379

Note: Zulus later learned how to use muskets and gained these weapons from traders.

Deadliest Warrior: Legends weaponsEdit

Short Range: Imbemba, Knobkerrie

Medium Range: Iklwa, Assegai

Long Range: Iwisa, Umkhonto

Armor: Traditional Hunting Gear, Royal War Gear

Joke Weapon: Tribal Flute

Finisher: Shaka spits poison into his opponents eyes, causing them to recoil in pain. Shaka pulls out his iklwa and stabs them through the neck.

BATTLE:Edit

The battle begins in a valley with William Wallace armed with his Targe and Ball & Chain. He sees Shaka Zulu running at him and readies his Ball & Chain. He swings it around and throws it at Shaka Zulu, but Shaka rolls right under it. Shaka Zulu throws his Iwisa at Wallace- who blocks it with his Targe- and then pulls out another. William Wallace pulls out his War Hammer and begins to swings at Shaka Zulu. Shaka tries to counter with his Iwisa, and the two lock weapons. William Wallace thrusts the Targe and pierces into Shaka's leg. He pulls out the Targe and tries to finish him with the War Hammer, but Shaka rolls out of the way. Shaka tries to strike William Wallace with his Iwisa, but Wallace blocks again with the Targe and knocks the Iwisa out of Shaka's hands. Shaka Zulu readies his Zulu Axe and starts jumping around. William Wallace runs at Shaka, who tries to hit him with his Axe. Wallace ducks under the Axe and blocks with his Targe. He swings his War Hammer, but Shaka Zulu blocks with his shield and kicks Wallace away. He pulls out his Iklwa and thrusts at William Wallace, but Wallace dodges and swings the War Hammer at Shaka's legs. Shaka falls over and rolls out of the way of Wallace's Targe. Shaka swings at the Targe, preventing William Wallace from picking it up. Wallace swings the War Hammer, but it gets stuck in Shaka Zulu's shield. Wallace pulls the shield from Shaka's hands and throws it and the Hammer away. Shaka Zulu rolls away and waits with his Ilkwa and Zulu Axe in hand for Wallace, who draws his Claymore. Wallace swings at Shaka's legs, but Shaka jumps over it. He screws up the landing, however, and falls to the floor. William Wallace tries to swing at Shaka, but is blocked by the Axe. Shaka slashes Wallace's leg with his Iklwa, forcing Wallace back. He tries to hit Shaka with the Claymore, but Shaka rolls away and dodges. Shaka Zulu turns around and tries to run away. William Wallace throws his Dirk at Shaka, but Shaka deflects it with his Iklwa. He starts to climb a hill, but stops to chew on some poisonous herbs. He sees Wallace running after him and continues to run up the hill. Shaka Zulu tries to spit the poison at Wallace as he approaches, but Wallace manages to turn his head away and prevent the poison from getting into his eyes. Wallace swings his Claymore at Shaka's Zulu Axe and knocks it out of his hands. Shaka then swings his Iklwa and slashes across Wallace's stomach. Wallace swings back in retaliation and slashes Shaka's back. Shaka manages to stab Wallace in his waist, forcing him to stumble back. Shaka Zulu charges at William Wallace, but Wallace regains his balance at the last second and points his Claymore upward. Shaka Zulu jumps at Wallace, but accidentally impales himself on the sword. William Wallace pulls the sword and throws Shaka's dead body aside before giving a loud victory cry.

TrivaEdit

  • Shaka Zulu is the first African warrior.
  • He is also the first African warrior to lose a match. (Hannibal was the second.)
  • William Wallaca vs. Shaka Zulu match was the shortest match in all of S1 (less than 2 minutes long).
  • Shakas Spit of Poison received no kills, due to the fact that William Wallaces Claymore has great reach and can cut three heads off in one swing.
  • The Iwisa, Skakas long range weapon was also used to club enemies at close range.
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