|Debut:||Ninja Gaiden Shadow|
Emperor Garuda (Galuf in Europe) is the one behind the events and is the final boss of Ninja Gaiden Shadow. He sends his troops to go conquer New York following the orders of Jaquio .
The final battle consists of two forms:
- The first one, in which he will shoot lightning bolts and move towards the player.
- The second one, in which he summons armor and throws three energy beams in the same order (Middle, below, then above) and jumps across the screen repeatedly.
- His first form bears some resemblance to Alexei.