Iron Chef Nakamura, whom I'm watching on an Iron Chef re-run now. Now that's an obscure Iron Chef. He was on for what, 3 episodes. I always make sure to watch when he's on, because I'm an Iron Chef completist. The only more obscure Iron Chef was Iron Chef Italian. What was up with that guy? He didn't even get to stand with the other three Iron Chef's and hold his signature fruit or cleaver or whatever. It's always a great thrill to catch an episode where he gets called. Sure, it's kind of like getting the Shemp, but it's still fun to see because it's so rare. He almost always loses, but the poor guy doesn't get any practice.