|“||You can't cross that line... You cross it once and you can never go back! What does killing this guy get you? A lot of nothing! Don't go getting ahead of me... Brother! Hold out. Someday... if the time ever comes where you have to cross that line... then I'll cross it with you!||„|
|~ Akira pleading Kiryu to not kill until the right time|
Akira Nishikiyama (錦山 彰, Nishikiyama Akira), often referred to as Nishiki, is a major supporting character in Yakuza 0 and the main antagonist of the the first Yakuza/Yakuza Kiwami. He is the sworn brother of Kazuma Kiryu and the patriarch of the Nishikiyama Family.
Powers and Stats
Name: Akira Nishikiyama, Nishiki (nickname)
Age: 20 (As of Yakuza 0), 27 (During Chapter 1 of Kiwami), 37 at the time of his death (Yakuza Kiwami)
Classification: Human, Yakuza, patriarch of the Nishikiyama Family
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman combat speed and reflexes, Weapon Mastery (Is also an expert marksman), Master Martial Artist (Possesses similar fighting techniques to that of Kiryu), Shockwave Generation (Here)
Speed: Subsonic movement speed with Hypersonic combat speed and reflexes (Kept up with Majima in combat)
Lifting Strength: Class 5
Striking Strength: Small Building Class
Durability: Small Building level (Took hits from Majima and Kiryu)
Stamina: Incredibly high (Took massive beatings from both Majima and Goro and still remained standing.
Range: Standard melee range. Extended melee range with melee weapons. Several dozens of meters with handguns. Several hundreds of meters with assault rifles. Several kilometers with sniper rifles.
Standard Equipment: Knives, Swords, handguns, assault rifles, sniper rifle
Intelligence: Above Average (Murdered his way through the Yakuza to establish his own subsidiary family within the Tojo Clan. Managed to fight on par with Kiryu several times in a row. Also highly skilled with several firearms)
Weaknesses: Possesses an inferiority complex. Highly jealous of Kiryu in every single aspect, and refuses to trust anyone. Broke down completely at his failure to save Kiryu from prison and failing to save his sister Yuko from dying, and became incredibly cold and ruthless after being berated by Matsushige, making Nishiki kill the former out of sheer hate. Genuinely cares for Yumi and will do anything to get her love back.
In the first Yakuza, he uses a simplistic fighting style during his final boss sequence that combines powerful punches and kicks. When fought as a final boss in Yakuza Kiwami, he primarily uses swing fist moves combined with roundhouse kicks and running knee strikes from his younger self in Yakuza 0, (and has two quick time events involving Reina), and incorporates karate hammer fists similar to Kashiwagi and Kazama. For defense, he uses a continuous dodging maneuver akin to Kiryu's "Rush" style and he is able to deflect counterattacks from Kiryu's "Thug/Brawler" style by default.