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Eiji Yamada, better known simply as "Edge," is a student at Gedo High School. He's a member of the school's notorious gang, lead by Daigo Kazama. Edge is known for being irresponsible and unfair. In battle, he always has his Army knives with him, earning him the moniker "Army Knife's Edge". He is somewhat vain... and doesn't like if his cloths get wrinkled. He also gets angry if anyone calls him by his real name.

In Rival Schools, Edge ends up joining a disguised Akira in order to locate Gedo High's gang leader, Daigo. Edge is initially suspicious of Akira, and eventually fights her alongside Gan. After the battle, he comes to accept her, especially after discovering her true gender. In his ending, he seemingly chooses to stop picking fights with other children, but changes his mind at the urging of several of his classmates.

In Project Justice, Edge (who surprisingly made it to the second year of high school) becomes suspicious when a returning Daigo has him and Gan performing various, irrational attacks against other schools. Through the help of Akira and her friends at Seijyun High, the Gedo students break Daigo out of his brainwashing. The Gedo High ending in the game reveals that Edge is named one of the leaders of the Gedo gang after Daigo leaves to train.
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Rival Schools

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Project Justice, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  Aug. 5th, 2020

Most Japanese fighting games aren't complete without long hair dude with hair that defies gravity. If you ever wondered what you'd get if you crossed Benimaru and Yamazaki... Edge is your man.

At first glance, Edge reminds me of Two P or "J" from Final Fight. They've basically got the same punk-ish look (and hair). Even though Edge's hair and costume aren't 100% unique... Edge is a clever design in the Rival Schools series. He adds that legit "delinquent punk" flair that not many other characters have... so he's a natural bad guy. His dialogue in the story modes was also pretty entertaining. As somewhat the "freak" design of his series... he's a pretty polished and interesting character who adds a lot of personality to Rival Schools.

On a side note, I really enjoy Edge's "white" alternate outfit (also seen in some of the artworks)... it should be selectable in the games! But I suppose his white palette swap will have to do. Good stuff from 90's Capcom.

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