History Characters / AshitaNoJoe

6th May '16 7:27:08 PM Maleel
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* MegaManning: [[spoiler: In the final round against Mendoza, he starts using Aoyama's defensive techniques.]]

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* MegaManning: [[spoiler: In the final round against Mendoza, he starts using Aoyama's defensive techniques. And in the third round he uses Rikishi's technique for dealing with the triple cross counter.]]
8th Feb '16 10:33:30 PM SilentStranger
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* BookDumb: Grew up on the streets and has very little book learning, though he knows how to read and write. This becomes a major problem when he tries to qualify for a boxing license, and he completely flunks the theoretical portion of the test, which mostly consists of different boxing rules and techniques. He knows the answers themselves, but not their technical names.



* BrokenAce: He completely falls to pieces after [[spoiler: Rikiishi's death. ]]



* HotBlooded

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* HotBloodedHotBlooded: This is likely his biggest flaw, and constantly gets him into trouble. He cant handle even the slightest insult without attempting to fight the offender.



* TheAlcoholic: Initially he starts drinking to forget the pain of his broken dreams.

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* TheAlcoholic: Initially he starts drinking to forget the pain of his broken dreams. He briefly relapses after his first attempt at getting boxing licenses for Nishi and Joe fails, due to the Boxing Commission hating him, but sobers up again.



* BigEater: This becomes a problem eventually, he cant subsist on the diet needed to keep him a middleweight.



* GentleGiant
* HeCleansUpNicely: When he was first introduced he was a FatBastard. Come around the time after Joe's match with Kim Yong-bi and Nishi actually looks reasonably handsome.

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* GentleGiant
GentleGiant: This actually works AGAINST him, he's a natural heavyweight, but there are few heavyweight fighters in Asia, and he has trouble keeping his weight down to qualify for middleweight.
* HeCleansUpNicely: When he was first introduced he was a FatBastard. Come around the time after Joe's match with Kim Yong-bi and Nishi actually looks reasonably handsome.



* SilkHidingSteel: Noted, and respected for being a big-time promoter in a sport considered to be strictly for men.

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* SilkHidingSteel: Noted, and respected for being a big-time promoter in a sport considered to be strictly for men. There's mention of another female promoter having broken the gender barrier previously, but she never appears.



* TheAce

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* TheAceTheAce: To an almost ridiculous extent, he outpaces everyone, even Joe, by a mile.



* {{Determinator}}: Especially notable when he has to lose weight.

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* {{Determinator}}: Especially notable when he has to lose weight. [[spoiler: This ends up being what kills him.]]



* VitriolicBestBuds: On the day of his release from prison, a guard muses that he and Joe are, in a sense, each other's closest friend.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: On the day of his release from prison, a guard muses that he and Joe are, in a sense, each other's closest friend. Joe himself realizes this after [[spoiler: Rikiishi's death. It almost destroys him]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Wolf beating the kids up lets Joe figure out his strategy because he used the same one while hitting them, due to being in the middle of training]]



* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild]]

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* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild]][[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild: Beats up Joe's kid friends after he catches them spying on his training. And we mean BEAT UP, as in, had to go to the hospital]]
23rd Oct '15 10:46:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Takes advantage of the fact that Joe is still afraid to hit people in the head after his fight against Rikiishi.]]



** First time,[[spoiler: his actions described in GenreSavvy lay out a blueprint for many of the other boxers on how to beat a reinvigorated Joe, and the losses that Joe picks up destroys nearly all of his reputation in the boxing world.]]

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** First time,[[spoiler: his actions described in GenreSavvy lay out a blueprint for many of the other boxers on how to beat a reinvigorated Joe, and the losses that Joe picks up destroys nearly all of his reputation in the boxing world.]]
5th Jul '15 7:46:30 AM NoChorus
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* {{Foil}}: To Joe. Kin's boxing style is methodical, while Joe's style is flashy and often unpredictable.
** He also acts as a foil to Joe's other major opponents. Riikiishi and Carlos may have had radically different personalities outside of the ring, but once in the ring they fought with passion and treated the ring like if it were a life and death situation. Kin is stoic and dispassionate both in the ring and out of it, viewing boxing as "just a game".

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* {{Foil}}: To Joe. Kin's Kim's boxing style is methodical, while Joe's style is flashy and often unpredictable.
** He also acts as a foil to Joe's other major opponents. Riikiishi and Carlos may have had radically different personalities outside of the ring, but once in the ring they fought with passion and treated the ring like if it were a life and death situation. Kin Kim is stoic and dispassionate both in the ring and out of it, viewing boxing as "just a game".



* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Portrayed as this. When he comes out to fight, literally nobody cheers for him. Notable in that even jerkasses like Ryuhi Kin had fans in the stands; whenever Harimao's involved in a fight everyone wants to see him get beaten.

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* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Portrayed as this. When he comes out to fight, literally nobody cheers for him. Notable in that even jerkasses like Ryuhi Kin Kim Yong-bi had fans in the stands; whenever Harimao's involved in a fight everyone wants to see him get beaten.
16th Jun '15 5:29:47 AM rafi
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* AntiHero

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* AntiHeroAntiHero: Joe is rude and quick to fight, but he can also be very frivolous at times. Because of his rough upbringing he is a delinquent who likes his solitude, but he later grows to appreciate his new friends and rivals.



* [[spoiler: CryCute: After the welcome back party, Joe cries TearsOfJoy while in bed.]]

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* CryCute: [[spoiler: CryCute: After the welcome back party, Joe cries TearsOfJoy while in bed.]]



* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: Before dying, he tells Youko to keep his [[TragicKeepsake boxing gloves]]. In some dubs, it's also a DyingDeclarationOfLove.]]

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* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: Before dying, he tells Youko to keep his [[TragicKeepsake boxing gloves]]. In some dubs, it's also a DyingDeclarationOfLove.]]



* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:Rikiishi's death.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:Rikiishi's death.death he temporarily suffers from yips and cannot hit people in the temple .]]



* JapaneseDelinquents

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* JapaneseDelinquentsJapaneseDelinquents: Joe fits in the delinquent stereotype, but he's a subversion though. He starts the story as a homeless StreetUrchin and has never even been in a school. ([[BookDumb Which bites him in the ass later.]])



* NiceHat: His newsboy cap.
* PeekABangs

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* NiceHat: His newsboy red cap.
* PeekABangsPeekABangs: He is known for his long bangs.



* [[spoiler:WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: After Rikiishi has passed away, Joe is afraid to hit his opponents in the head since that's what finished his rival.]]

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* [[spoiler:WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: [[spoiler: After Rikiishi has passed away, Joe is afraid to hit his opponents in the head since that's what finished his rival.]]



* TheAlcoholic: One in recovery.
* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolOldGuy
* EyepatchOfPower
* TheLancer and TheMentor

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* TheAlcoholic: One Initially he starts drinking to forget the pain of his broken dreams.
* BaldOfAwesome: Is completly bald.
* CoolOldGuy: Do not underestimate him, he is still able to give strong punches.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wear this because of losing his eye
in recovery.
* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolOldGuy
* EyepatchOfPower
a match.
* TheLancer and TheMentorTheMentor: To Joe.



* [[spoiler:SecretTestOfCharacter: He makes it look like he has betrayed Joe for Aoyama, another prisoner. This is to get Joe to play defensively as well.]]

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* [[spoiler:SecretTestOfCharacter: SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler: He makes it look like he has betrayed Joe for Aoyama, another prisoner. This is to get Joe to play defensively as well.]]
16th Jun '15 3:44:37 AM NoChorus
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name has been given as Kim Yong-pi, Kim Yong-bi and even Kin Ryuhi.
16th Jun '15 3:36:27 AM NoChorus
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Calls out Kim Yongpi on being completely full of himself, using his childhood trauma during the Korean War as if it's a badge to be proud of. He finishes off by saying that his actions don't make him superior, but in fact, ''inferior'' to men like Rikiishi, who didn't even have water to drink like Kin did and was ''willing'' to put himself under such conditions for the sake of having a match with a long-time friend. [[spoiler:And this is all while he is beating the hell out of Kin in the match.]]
* WeightWoe: [[spoiler: A late growth spurt pushes him far past the weight limit from a bantamweight [[note]]at 57 kilos he could possibly even qualify for lightweight, which is ''three'' classes above; even more than what Rikiishi had to do.[[/note]] This becomes a problem when he jumps the gun and challenges Kim Yongpi, especially when the latter ''devastates'' someone who went down from the lightweight class to challenge him.]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Calls out Kim Yongpi Yong-bi on being completely full of himself, using his childhood trauma during the Korean War as if it's a badge to be proud of. He finishes off by saying that his actions don't make him superior, but in fact, ''inferior'' to men like Rikiishi, who didn't even have water to drink like Kin did and was ''willing'' to put himself under such conditions for the sake of having a match with a long-time friend. [[spoiler:And this is all while he is beating the hell out of Kin in the match.]]
* WeightWoe: [[spoiler: A late growth spurt pushes him far past the weight limit from a bantamweight [[note]]at 57 kilos he could possibly even qualify for lightweight, which is ''three'' classes above; even more than what Rikiishi had to do.[[/note]] This becomes a problem when he jumps the gun and challenges Kim Yongpi, Yong-bi, especially when the latter ''devastates'' someone who went down from the lightweight class to challenge him.]]



* HeCleansUpNicely: When he was first introduced he was a FatBastard. Come around the time after Joe's match with Kim Yongpi and Nishi actually looks reasonably handsome.

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* HeCleansUpNicely: When he was first introduced he was a FatBastard. Come around the time after Joe's match with Kim Yongpi Yong-bi and Nishi actually looks reasonably handsome.



!!Kim Yongpi

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!!Kim YongpiYong-bi
16th Jun '15 2:33:25 AM NoChorus
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Calls out Ryuhi Kin on being completely full of himself, using his childhood trauma during the Korean War as if it's a badge to be proud of. He finishes off by saying that his actions don't make him superior, but in fact, ''inferior'' to men like Rikiishi, who didn't even have water to drink like Kin did and was ''willing'' to put himself under such conditions for the sake of having a match with a long-time friend. [[spoiler:And this is all while he is beating the hell out of Kin in the match.]]
* WeightWoe: [[spoiler: A late growth spurt pushes him far past the weight limit from a bantamweight [[note]]at 57 kilos he could possibly even qualify for lightweight, which is ''three'' classes above; even more than what Rikiishi had to do.[[/note]] This becomes a problem when he jumps the gun and challenges Ryuhi Kin, especially when the latter ''devastates'' someone who went down from the lightweight class to challenge him.]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Calls out Ryuhi Kin Kim Yongpi on being completely full of himself, using his childhood trauma during the Korean War as if it's a badge to be proud of. He finishes off by saying that his actions don't make him superior, but in fact, ''inferior'' to men like Rikiishi, who didn't even have water to drink like Kin did and was ''willing'' to put himself under such conditions for the sake of having a match with a long-time friend. [[spoiler:And this is all while he is beating the hell out of Kin in the match.]]
* WeightWoe: [[spoiler: A late growth spurt pushes him far past the weight limit from a bantamweight [[note]]at 57 kilos he could possibly even qualify for lightweight, which is ''three'' classes above; even more than what Rikiishi had to do.[[/note]] This becomes a problem when he jumps the gun and challenges Ryuhi Kin, Kim Yongpi, especially when the latter ''devastates'' someone who went down from the lightweight class to challenge him.]]



* HeCleansUpNicely: When he was first introduced he was a FatBastard. Come around the time after Joe's match with Ryuhi Kin and Nishi actually looks reasonably handsome.

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* HeCleansUpNicely: When he was first introduced he was a FatBastard. Come around the time after Joe's match with Ryuhi Kin Kim Yongpi and Nishi actually looks reasonably handsome.



!!Kim Yongpi



!!Ryuhi Kin

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!!Ryuhi Kin!!Kim Yongpi
13th May '15 2:30:58 AM Trigger-of-Sorrow
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* EarlyBirdCameo: He is mentioned by Danpei during the Prison Arc.
12th May '15 10:49:00 AM Trigger-of-Sorrow
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->Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiHori (Videogames)

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->Voiced by: Shūsei Nakamura (Anime), Creator/HideyukiHori (Videogames)
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* TheAce


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* {{Determinator}}: Especially notable when he has to lose weight.


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* FaceOfAThug: Moreso after his weight loss. He's still oddly handsome though.


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* TheStoic: In strong contrast to Joe.
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