This is a list of minor groups and organizations featured in the backstory of the original Strider.

Tungus TribeEdit

For more information, see Tungusic peoples on Wikipedia

The Tungus Tribe (ツングーズ族) is a nomadic ethnic group mainly found on the mountainous areas of Eastern Siberia and the northeast regions of Asia.

Hiryu was born in a village belonging to the Tungus in the year of 2030[1]. In the script written by Isuke, the Tungus tribe is also credited as the founders of the Striders around the end of the 19th Century.


Russia (ロシア) is the most powerful Eastern nation, and although never called such in official sources, the current form of the Soviet Union after surviving into the 21st Century. Referred to as an imperial territory with its Imperial Capital established on the Kazakh Federation[2][3], the country has engulfed the whole world into chaos[4]. Eastern Europe suffers specially from the reckless administration of Kazakh, having led to the formation of rebel groups who constantly clash against government troops.[4][5]

Taking advantage of the chaos spread across the world, Grandmaster Meio suddenly appeared on the year 2042 and seized control of the entire nation, making use of its advanced scientific prowess and military might in order to wage war against the western nations in a bid to rule the entire world.[4]

Allied forcesEdit

The Allied forces (連合軍)[6][7] refers to a contingent of powers, most likely western nations, joined together in order to resist and fight back Grandmaster Meio's attempts at world conquest. The conflict lasted for roughly 5 years since Meio's appearance, but the Allied forces were finally decimated after the introduction of Meio's greatest ace, the Flying Battleship Balrog, which left any city on its path in ruins[8]. Following Grandmaster Meio's victory, all countries submitted to him and accepted the laws he imposed, such as making 18 the age of conscription, in an act of either human stupidity, fear or cowardice.[6]

The only known member of the group was Captain Beard Jr., a commanding director on their ranks. He, however, betrayed the Allies to join the Grandmaster after suffering a crushing defeat at his hands and losing two limbs and an eye as a result[6][7]. He'd go on to become the captain of the Balrog.

General DynamicsEdit

For more information, see General Dynamics on Wikipedia

General Dynamics (ゼネラルダイナミックス) is an American company specializing on the development and manufacturing of aircrafts.[6]

The company has a small part as the developers of the Flying Tortoise (full name "General Dynamics F-29 Flying Tortoise"), an advanced manned aircraft model. Considered an extraordinary product, it is used extensively by the Kazakh Federation's army.[6]

Amazon Female TribeEdit


The village totems

The Amazon Female Tribe (アマゾンの女人族)[9] or Amazoness Village (アマゾネスの集落)[10] is a lost tribe found living in the secluded areas of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, made up entirely of women[11]. This tribe of Amazoness have developed their own culture completely isolated from the modern world[10]. Their village is seemingly built on wooden structures at the top of large trees, and they feature several animal totems.

The Amazoness appear to be hunters, employing handaxes and boomerangs as their primary weapons[11]. They can easily move across the treetops, as well as swing using the vines on the area. They are also good at taming animals, having turned the Triceratops roaming the forest into their steeds. The Amazoness utilize an unique, unknown language to speak.

Grandmaster Meio used this primitive village as part of an experiment, making them worship him as a God after he introduced the dinosaurs into the Amazon forest, under the simple belief he commands "big" and "strong" creatures. As such, they act hostile towards Hiryu when he enters their territory.[10][11]



Teki () was a derogatory term used in Zhou Dynasty China to refer to barbarian tribes living at the northern borders of China. The group is referenced in Isuke's written draft for the Arcade game.

Observed by the farmers from the borders of the country, Teki were seen and feared as some kind of wild beasts due to their savage lifestyle. It is rumored Teki may have branched off the Striders, but due to the lack of any family records regarding members of the Striders this can't be confirmed.

Teki would later become part of the setting in Isuke's "irregular" sequel, Osman, with its main character Kirin being a member of Teki as a mercenary group. Isuke stated he designed Kirin after imagining him as a member of the "Tong Pooh clan", implying a connection between the two characters[12]. Given Kirin shares the Kuniang's ability to produce energy arcs with his kicks, the underlying implication would be that this is an ability inhate of those descended or related to the Teki.

United NationsEdit

For more information, see United Nations on Wikipedia

The United Nations or UN (国連) is an intergovernmental organization whose primary objective is to promote worldwide coopereation and maintain international peace, among others. The group is referenced in the backstory of the PC-Engine port of Strider.

Following Grandmaster Meio's appearance in the year 2042 and his attempt at world domination by force, the United Nations created the top secret agency "Striders" as a response, a group entirely dedicated to the protection of worldwide peace.[13]


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  3. Capcom (October 2006, PlayStation). Gamebook: Strider Hiryu (Japanese). Pg. 20. ISBN 4-86233-076-2.
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  7. 7.0 7.1 Sega (September 1990, Mega Drive). Strider Hiryû (Japanese). Instruction manual, Pg. 25
  8. Staff (May 1989). "Strider Hiryu: Val-Rogue" (Japanese). Gamest (32). Pg. 4-5.
  9. Sega (September 1990, Mega Drive). Strider Hiryû (Japanese). Instruction manual, Pg. 26
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Capcom (October 2006, PlayStation). Gamebook: Strider Hiryu (Japanese). Pg. 32. ISBN 4-86233-076-2.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Capcom (October 2006, PlayStation). Gamebook: Strider Hiryu (Japanese). Pg. 26. ISBN 4-86233-076-2.
  12. Scion; Dire 51 (April 24, 2010). "Interview with Kouichi "Isuke" Yotsui". LSCM 4.0. Translated by Gaijin Punch. Accessed 2017.
  13. Dice Creative, Ltd. Strider Hiryu (in Japanese). (NEC Avenue). PC Engine CD-ROM². Level/area: Game introduction. (September 22, 1994).