History Characters / Bakemonogatari

15th Sep '17 1:57:48 PM urutapu
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* ChickMagnet: He doesn't realize it, but he's very popular with girls. Nadeko has loved him since she was in second grade, Tsubasa has been attracted to him since at least spring break and after ''Hitagi Crab'' Senjogahara asks him to go out with her. Further, Kizumonogatari stated that Shinobu considered him [[spoiler:WorthLivingFor]] and Kanbaru, who claims to be a lesbian, says she would go for him if he was available. Even his sisters appear to be infatuated with him. Hanekawa once speculates that perhaps it's vampire charisma, but her oddity rejects the idea by saying vampire charisma turns people into slaves, not lovers.

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* ChickMagnet: He doesn't realize it, but he's very popular with girls. Nadeko has loved him since she was in second grade, Tsubasa has been attracted to him since at least spring break and after ''Hitagi Crab'' Senjogahara asks him to go out with her. Further, Kizumonogatari stated that Shinobu considered him [[spoiler:WorthLivingFor]] and Kanbaru, who claims to be a lesbian, says she would go for him if he was available. Even his sisters appear to be infatuated with him. Hanekawa once speculates that perhaps it's vampire charisma, but her oddity aberration rejects the idea by saying vampire charisma turns people into slaves, not lovers.



** In Owarimonogatari, when he confronts Seishirou in their decisive battle for being Shinobu's servant, knowing Seishirou is a much better fighter than him and he has the odds against him, in the first attack of his enemy, [[spoiler: he puts Meme's talisman in the body of his opponent instead of fighting directly. Being an oddity, Seishirou quickly dissolves into nothing, giving the victory to Koyomi. Even Gaen of all people didn't see that coming.]]

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** In Owarimonogatari, when he confronts Seishirou in their decisive battle for being Shinobu's servant, knowing Seishirou is a much better fighter than him and he has the odds against him, in the first attack of his enemy, [[spoiler: he puts Meme's talisman in the body of his opponent instead of fighting directly. Being an oddity, aberration, Seishirou quickly dissolves into nothing, giving the victory to Koyomi. Even Gaen of all people didn't see that coming.]]



* DeliberateInjuryGambit: [[spoiler:He hides the oddity cutting sword inside himself. When Tsubasa cuts him in half, she also hits the sword and gives her oddity an essentially lethal injury. A clever strategy, but thanks to trying to die for Hanekawa rather than save her he almost gets them both killed before Shinobu steps in to actually resolve the situation.]]

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* DeliberateInjuryGambit: [[spoiler:He hides the oddity aberration cutting sword inside himself. When Tsubasa cuts him in half, she also hits the sword and gives her oddity aberration an essentially lethal injury. A clever strategy, but thanks to trying to die for Hanekawa rather than save her he almost gets them both killed before Shinobu steps in to actually resolve the situation.]]



Tsubasa's character arc concludes with ''Nekomonogatari White'' (Tsubasa Tiger), in which she encounters a tiger apparition that burns her house down and proceeds to do the same to every other place she sleeps. Because Koyomi has his hands full with other supernatural incidents, Tsubasa must deal with the tiger--a physical manifestation of the negative emotions she has been dissociating from for so long--alone.

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Tsubasa's character arc concludes with ''Nekomonogatari White'' (Tsubasa Tiger), in which she encounters a tiger apparition aberration that burns her house down and proceeds to do the same to every other place she sleeps. Because Koyomi has his hands full with other supernatural incidents, Tsubasa must deal with the tiger--a physical manifestation of the negative emotions she has been dissociating from for so long--alone.



* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Her final oddity before she really moves back her emotional repression is a massive tiger that burns down places connected to people she envies. The incident begins with her envy of her parents.]]

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* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Her final oddity aberration before she really moves back her emotional repression is a massive tiger that burns down places connected to people she envies. The incident begins with her envy of her parents.]]



* NotBrainwashed: [[spoiler:Once she had drained her parents, the meddlesome cat tried to leave. She didn't let it and instead continued wandering around beating people up and draining them, making her far more dangerous than the oddity is normally supposed to be.]]

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* NotBrainwashed: [[spoiler:Once she had drained her parents, the meddlesome cat tried to leave. She didn't let it and instead continued wandering around beating people up and draining them, making her far more dangerous than the oddity aberration is normally supposed to be.]]



* ShipTease: There's a lot of ship tease with Tsubasa since he's possibly more attracted to her than even his girlfriend, something that worries Senjogahara. Kizumonogatari in particular stands out. [[spoiler:However, after her first oddity, Koyomi vowed that he would never date her.]]

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* ShipTease: There's a lot of ship tease with Tsubasa since he's possibly more attracted to her than even his girlfriend, something that worries Senjogahara. Kizumonogatari in particular stands out. [[spoiler:However, after her first oddity, aberration, Koyomi vowed that he would never date her.]]



* AmbiguouslyHuman: Claims to be Oshino's niece or nephew, but [[spoiler:Oshino has no family.]] Looks mostly human and doesn't appear to be an oddity, but knows things she probably shouldn't and doesn't ''act'' like a human. She also has some kind of nebulous job involving 'punishing liars', which is similar to what the oddity devouring darkness is supposed to do. [[spoiler:Later on, it is revealed that she is indeed an Oddity, which Araragi created subconsciously because he felt he need an "ultimate critic" for his behavior. Her "job" and the way she acts gives her the impression of being a "fake darkness", and once Araragi accepts her as himself, she'd stray from her path and the real darkness would consume her, causing her to cease to exist.]]

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Claims to be Oshino's niece or nephew, but [[spoiler:Oshino has no family.]] Looks mostly human and doesn't appear to be an oddity, aberration, but knows things she probably shouldn't and doesn't ''act'' like a human. She also has some kind of nebulous job involving 'punishing liars', which is similar to what the oddity aberration devouring darkness is supposed to do. [[spoiler:Later on, it is revealed that she is indeed an Oddity, aberration, which Araragi created subconsciously because he felt he need an "ultimate critic" for his behavior. Her "job" and the way she acts gives her the impression of being a "fake darkness", and once Araragi accepts her as himself, she'd stray from her path and the real darkness would consume her, causing her to cease to exist.]]



* BecomeARealBoy: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Owarimonogatari'', Oshino Meme accepts her as his real niece. This is what saved her from being consumed by the Oddity-devouring darkness, by making her previous "lie" a truth and giving a ''real'' identity for her to continue existing.]]

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* BecomeARealBoy: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Owarimonogatari'', Oshino Meme accepts her as his real niece. This is what saved her from being consumed by the Oddity-devouring aberration-devouring darkness, by making her previous "lie" a truth and giving a ''real'' identity for her to continue existing.]]



** In "Shinobu Time", she implies that she has some connection to [[spoiler:the oddity-eating darkness by stating that her line of work is the kind of thing that's been around since the beginning of time, and that it involves punishing liars.]]

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** In "Shinobu Time", she implies that she has some connection to [[spoiler:the oddity-eating aberration-eating darkness by stating that her line of work is the kind of thing that's been around since the beginning of time, and that it involves punishing liars.]]



* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Admits their defeat to Araragi in ''Ougi Dark'' before being consumed by the Oddity-devouring darkness. However, Meme arrived in time to invert the lies and save her and Araragi from being consumed.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:''Ougi Dark'' revealed that she's an Oddity. ''Araragi's'' Oddity.]]

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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Admits their defeat to Araragi in ''Ougi Dark'' before being consumed by the Oddity-devouring aberration-devouring darkness. However, Meme arrived in time to invert the lies and save her and Araragi from being consumed.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:''Ougi Dark'' revealed that she's an Oddity. aberration. ''Araragi's'' Oddity.aberration.]]



** [[spoiler:She's an Oddity, courtesy to Araragi. Although to be fair to him, he didn't consciously create her.]]

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** [[spoiler:She's an Oddity, aberration, courtesy to Araragi. Although to be fair to him, he didn't consciously create her.]]



* {{Muggle|s}}: She is neither an oddity nor an oddity-inflicted human nor knows about them.

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* {{Muggle|s}}: She is neither an oddity aberration nor an oddity-inflicted aberration-inflicted human nor knows about them.



* GodGuise: Centuries ago while traveling, she saved a number of communities by accidentally making it rain via destruction of a lake and they decided she was a god. She figured that was okay too, but since she was being seen as a god and not a vampire it caused problems [[spoiler:in the form of a corrective law that came to eliminate her for not acting according to her true nature as an oddity while also refusing to change into a god for real.]]

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* GodGuise: Centuries ago while traveling, she saved a number of communities by accidentally making it rain via destruction of a lake and they decided she was a god. She figured that was okay too, but since she was being seen as a god and not a vampire it caused problems [[spoiler:in the form of a corrective law that came to eliminate her for not acting according to her true nature as an oddity aberration while also refusing to change into a god for real.]]



* SpotlightStealingSquad: Mayoi Jiangshi is supposedly an arc about attempting to prevent Mayoi from having become an oddity, but it's actually an exploration of the relationship between Shinobu and Koyomi. Mayoi barely appears.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Mayoi Jiangshi is supposedly an arc about attempting to prevent Mayoi from having become an oddity, aberration, but it's actually an exploration of the relationship between Shinobu and Koyomi. Mayoi barely appears.



* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Before Kisshot turned him into a vampire, he was an oddity hunter.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Before Kisshot turned him into a vampire, he was an oddity aberration hunter.



An immortal Oddity who grants people's wishes-- or at least, the subconscious desire behind it. Its modus operandi involves taking over its victim and use their body to grant their respective wishes.

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An immortal Oddity aberration who grants people's wishes-- or at least, the subconscious desire behind it. Its modus operandi involves taking over its victim and use their body to grant their respective wishes.



!! Oddity Specialists

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!! Oddity Aberration Specialists



* DistractedByTheSexy: He gives this as the reason he lost to the meddlesome cat ''20 times in three days'' in ''Nekomonogatari Black'', but he's clearly not being serious. While a low level oddity, Tsubasa's knowledge, ability and emotional issues make it extremely dangerous.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: He gives this as the reason he lost to the meddlesome cat ''20 times in three days'' in ''Nekomonogatari Black'', but he's clearly not being serious. While a low level oddity, aberration, Tsubasa's knowledge, ability and emotional issues make it extremely dangerous.



* NonstandardCharacterDesign: In Bakemonogatari, he was represented as a blue, angry giant who looked much, much more monstrous than what he truly is, to the point of looking like some sort of {{expy}} of [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Berserker]]. Any oddity so far has been represented like that in the series. For the Kizumonogatari movies, he was given a much more human design, who fits his serious personality better.

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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: In Bakemonogatari, he was represented as a blue, angry giant who looked much, much more monstrous than what he truly is, to the point of looking like some sort of {{expy}} of [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Berserker]]. Any oddity aberration so far has been represented like that in the series. For the Kizumonogatari movies, he was given a much more human design, who fits his serious personality better.



** In Mayoi Snail, nobody else thinks that Mayoi is an oddity. Most people can't even see her, making the afflicted party Koyomi.
** In Shinobu Time, [[spoiler:Hachikuji brought on the darkness by not acting like an oddity.]] She and Yotsugi suspected as much while Shinobu and Koyomi figured it was a repeat of the event from centuries before.

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** In Mayoi Snail, nobody else thinks that Mayoi is an oddity.aberration. Most people can't even see her, making the afflicted party Koyomi.
** In Shinobu Time, [[spoiler:Hachikuji brought on the darkness by not acting like an oddity.aberration.]] She and Yotsugi suspected as much while Shinobu and Koyomi figured it was a repeat of the event from centuries before.



* {{Narcissist}}: She views herself as completely faultless while everyone else abuses her by not giving her what she wants regardless of how she hurts them or others in return. Only after having her self centered point of view shoved in front of her face repeatedly does she even admit its there [[spoiler:and she still doesn't admit it's a problem and decides to simply be more open about it instead. This time, she evades responsibility by saying she's an oddity now, or even a god. Normal rules don't apply to her.]] During Hitagi End, Hanekawa expresses the opinion that Nadeko does not really love Koyomi with the implication in context being that she's too busy loving herself.

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* {{Narcissist}}: She views herself as completely faultless while everyone else abuses her by not giving her what she wants regardless of how she hurts them or others in return. Only after having her self centered point of view shoved in front of her face repeatedly does she even admit its there [[spoiler:and she still doesn't admit it's a problem and decides to simply be more open about it instead. This time, she evades responsibility by saying she's an oddity aberration now, or even a god. Normal rules don't apply to her.]] During Hitagi End, Hanekawa expresses the opinion that Nadeko does not really love Koyomi with the implication in context being that she's too busy loving herself.



** During her second arc, it's pointed out that an oddity rarely troubles someone who is completely without fault and indeed, Nadeko was the one who truly got the ball rolling in her first arc by massacring the snakes and actually activating the curse. Apart from the snakes she killed, this also caused one of the constricting snakes to return and attack her classmate.

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** During her second arc, it's pointed out that an oddity aberration rarely troubles someone who is completely without fault and indeed, Nadeko was the one who truly got the ball rolling in her first arc by massacring the snakes and actually activating the curse. Apart from the snakes she killed, this also caused one of the constricting snakes to return and attack her classmate.



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:The Rouka that exist now is no longer a human; she's turned into an Oddity that collects misfortune and Devil Parts after forgetting her own suicide years ago.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:The Rouka that exist now is no longer a human; she's turned into an Oddity aberration that collects misfortune and Devil Parts after forgetting her own suicide years ago.]]



Kurayami ("Darkness", or Oddity-devouring darkness) is a... thing that consumes "liar" Oddities (Oddities that strayed from their path or purpose of existence).

Shinobu's encounter with Kurayami 400 years ago is what caused the destruction of the original Oddity Destroyer, and killed its wielder, Shishirui.

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Kurayami ("Darkness", or Oddity-devouring aberration-devouring darkness) is a... thing that consumes "liar" Oddities (Oddities that strayed from their path or purpose of existence).

Shinobu's encounter with Kurayami 400 years ago is what caused the destruction of the original Oddity Destroyer, Aberration Killer, and killed its wielder, Shishirui.
15th Sep '17 1:45:21 PM urutapu
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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:His fight with Kiss-Shot sees him suffer a multitude of injuries that would instantly kill somebody, but his vampiric abilities let him regenerate his body countless times. It does cause him to lose some of his clothes, though.]]

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:His fight with Kiss-Shot Kissshot sees him suffer a multitude of injuries that would instantly kill somebody, but his vampiric abilities let him regenerate his body countless times. It does cause him to lose some of his clothes, though.]]



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The translated anime prefers to hyphenate her names: Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade.



* BadassNormal: He's just a normal human being with a knowledge of the occult, but he managed to literally [[spoiler:steal Kissshot's heart without her noticing]] and can perform stunts like judo throwing crab gods. Is also worth mentioning that in Kizumonogatari, he [[spoiler: managed to stop the attacks of the three vampire hunters '''at the same time, with [[UpToEleven his bare hands]]'''. And those three vampire hunters were able to defeat (a severely weakened) Kiss-Shot while teaming up, mind you.]]

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* BadassNormal: He's just a normal human being with a knowledge of the occult, but he managed to literally [[spoiler:steal Kissshot's heart without her noticing]] and can perform stunts like judo throwing crab gods. Is also worth mentioning that in Kizumonogatari, he [[spoiler: managed to stop the attacks of the three vampire hunters '''at the same time, with [[UpToEleven his bare hands]]'''. And those three vampire hunters were able to defeat (a severely weakened) Kiss-Shot Kissshot while teaming up, mind you.]]



* PutOnABus: In Tsubasa Cat, he leaves the town and parts to an unknown place after he feels he stayed too much in it. Even though he hasn't reappeared for the moment, his presence is still present throughout the series.



* PutOnABus: In Tsubasa Cat, he leaves the town and parts to an unknown place after he feels he stayed too much in it. Even though he hasn't reappeared for the moment, his presence is still present throughout the series.

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* PutOnABus: In Tsubasa Cat, he leaves SpellMyNameWithAnS: The translated light novels render his given name as Mèmè, presumably just to make the town and parts to an unknown place after he feels he stayed too much in it. Even though he hasn't reappeared for the moment, his presence is still present throughout the series.pronunciation clear.



* GracefulLoser: Once he is defeated by Araragi, he accepts his defeat and returns Kiss-shot's right leg to Oshino like he promised.

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* GracefulLoser: Once he is defeated by Araragi, he accepts his defeat and returns Kiss-shot's Kissshot's right leg to Oshino like he promised.



* WeCanRuleTogether: Prior to their battle, he offers to Araragi join his side and become a vampire hunter, since he believes killing the subordinate of such an strong vampire like Kiss-shot would be a waste. Araragi rejects the offer (since he wants to become a human again), starting their fight.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: Prior to their battle, he offers to Araragi join his side and become a vampire hunter, since he believes killing the subordinate of such an strong vampire like Kiss-shot Kissshot would be a waste. Araragi rejects the offer (since he wants to become a human again), starting their fight.



* BadassNormal: Unlike Episode and Dramaturgy, he doesn't possess any weapon or special ability. Doesn't stop him from taking Kiss-Shot's arms.

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* BadassNormal: Unlike Episode and Dramaturgy, he doesn't possess any weapon or special ability. Doesn't stop him from taking Kiss-Shot's Kissshot's arms.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the last vampire hunter faced in Kizumonogatari, and it looks that with his defeat, the incident with Kiss-shot has been finally solved. [[spoiler: Then Kiss-shot herself reveals to be the actual FinalBoss.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Kiss-Shot kills and eats him in Kizumonogatari, making him one of the few characters who stays dead in the series.]]

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the last vampire hunter faced in Kizumonogatari, and it looks that with his defeat, the incident with Kiss-shot Kissshot has been finally solved. [[spoiler: Then Kiss-shot Kissshot herself reveals to be the actual FinalBoss.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Kiss-Shot Kissshot kills and eats him in Kizumonogatari, making him one of the few characters who stays dead in the series.]]
27th Aug '17 10:58:41 PM TheAdversary
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* RedRightHand: When they appear as a boy in Suruga Devil, their uniform is perfectly normal (i.e. no overlong sleeves), revealing that their hands are completely black. The rest of their body may also be black, given that anything but their kabuki mask-like face is seemingly covered in a black turtle neck or stockings, but that may be a trick of the art style. The cover of Owarimonogatari's first book pretty much confirmed that their body is normal.

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* RedRightHand: When they appear as a boy in Suruga Devil, their uniform is perfectly normal (i.e. no overlong sleeves), revealing that their hands are completely black. The rest of their body may also be black, given that anything but their kabuki mask-like face is seemingly covered in a Her pale face, pitch black turtle neck or stockings, eyes and tendency to never show her teeth. Even in summer, she always wears gloves, full pantyhose and a turtleneck; which gave most people the impression parts of her body were black but that may be a trick of the art style. The cover of Owarimonogatari's first book pretty much confirmed that their her body is normal.
27th Aug '17 8:56:08 AM deezee
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* EnemyWithout: Began as this to Tooe Gaen, but has since took on a life of its own.
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19th Aug '17 11:36:39 PM TheD3rp
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* AbusiveParents: Her father would beat her mother, who would beat her in return where the bruises wouldn't show. Eventually, her father dissolved and she was left to take care of her mother, who would do nothing but mutter to herself about how it was her daughter's fault.

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* AbusiveParents: Her father would beat her mother, who would beat her in return where the bruises wouldn't show. Eventually, her father dissolved divorced and she was left to take care of her mother, who would do nothing but mutter to herself about how it was her daughter's fault.
18th Aug '17 1:23:37 PM darksoul4242
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* AndThenJohnWasaZombie: before Kisshot turned him into a vampire, he was an oddity hunter.

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* AndThenJohnWasaZombie: before AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Before Kisshot turned him into a vampire, he was an oddity hunter.



* DudeLooksLikeALady: His partially restored human-like form can easily be mistaken for a girl if not for his voice. After he is fully restored, he gains a bit more male and mature look.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: His partially restored human-like form can easily be mistaken for a girl if not for his voice. After he is fully restored, he gains a bit more male and mature look.looks.



* SuperSpeed: Come built-in for being a vampire. He actually exploited this by immediately changing to his vampire form to ensure he gets the first attack in his duel against Araragi. [[spoiler:This fails, as Araragi took a third option.]]

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* SuperSpeed: Come built-in for with being a vampire. He actually exploited this by immediately changing to his vampire form to ensure he gets the first attack in his duel against Araragi. [[spoiler:This fails, as Araragi took a third option.]]
18th Aug '17 12:56:09 PM darksoul4242
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* CursedWithAwesome: Since he is a half vampire, he has all of the abilities of the normal vampires (super strength, shape shifting, regeneration...), but doesn't suffer from their weaknesses (he doesn't burn when he walks in the sun, crosses don't affect him...). However, due his condition, both vampires and humans despise him.

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* CursedWithAwesome: Since he is a half vampire, he has all of the abilities of the normal vampires (super strength, shape shifting, regeneration...), but doesn't suffer from their weaknesses (he doesn't burn when he walks in the sun, crosses don't affect him...). However, due to his condition, both vampires and humans despise him.
18th Aug '17 12:53:09 PM darksoul4242
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Played with. She looks like she's stepping aside for Senjogahara, but so deep inside she doesn't even recognize it she's fuming. She's not letting them be together because she wants them to be happy, but because she refuses to risk emotional hurt by doing anything about it.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Played with. She looks like she's stepping aside for Senjogahara, but so deep inside she doesn't even recognize it that she's fuming. She's not letting them be together because she wants them to be happy, but because she refuses to risk emotional hurt by doing anything about it.
18th Aug '17 12:52:39 PM darksoul4242
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* IfICantHaveYou: The cat points out that apart from Koyomi choosing Tsubasa over Senjogahara is to just kill Koyomi [[spoiler:though it actually wants to lose be quieted down again.]]

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* IfICantHaveYou: The cat points out that apart from Koyomi choosing Tsubasa over Senjogahara is to just kill Koyomi [[spoiler:though it actually wants to lose to be quieted down again.]]
18th Aug '17 12:48:43 PM darksoul4242
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* LovableSexManiac: The first thing she does when she enters Koyomi's room is look for his porn stash. She answer the phone once with "This is Kanbaru, currently employed as Araragi's love slave" despite having no idea who was calling. In Nisemonogatari, she gets shocked and offended when Koyomi points out that she has more modesty than she likes to act, after which she immediately begins molesting him as payback.

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* LovableSexManiac: The first thing she does when she enters Koyomi's room is look for his porn stash. She answer answered the phone once with "This is Kanbaru, currently employed as Araragi's love slave" despite having no idea who was calling. In Nisemonogatari, she gets shocked and offended when Koyomi points out that she has more modesty than she likes to act, after which she immediately begins molesting him as payback.
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