History Characters / FruitsBasket

17th Nov '16 11:23:11 AM koryandir
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* FriendsWithBenefits: With Shigure, but they broke it off after a month, [[spoiler:purely because she wanted to get over Hatori, whom she really loved, but was with Kana at that point]].
17th Nov '16 11:15:03 AM koryandir
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** To add to the first point, [[spoiler: Kyo's true form is not only hideous and reeking of dead human flesh but also super strong and super agile. Kyo, in blind fear of being rejected by her, slashes her arm, which noticeably hurts her a lot. She ''does'' [[VomitDiscretionShot puke]] at some point due to the rotten-flesh stink]].

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** To add to the first point, [[spoiler: Kyo's true form is not only hideous and reeking of dead human flesh but also super strong and super agile. Kyo, in blind fear of being rejected by her, slashes her arm, which noticeably hurts her a lot. She ''does'' [[VomitDiscretionShot puke]] vomit]] at some point due to from the rotten-flesh stink]].stench of rotten flesh.]].
25th Oct '16 5:10:23 PM infernape612
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* KnightOfCerberus: Every time she makes a major appearance, the series gets irreversibly darker in tone and drama.

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* KnightOfCerberus: KnightOfCerebus: Every time she makes a major appearance, the series gets irreversibly darker in tone and drama.
1st Oct '16 8:40:54 AM Oecchi
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* PrecociousCrush: While he is technically near Tohru's age, his childish appearance and behavior makes his feelings for her come off as this.

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* PrecociousCrush: While he is technically near Tohru's age, he's really only a year younger than Tohru, his childish appearance and behavior makes his feelings for her come off as this.
21st Sep '16 12:53:02 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Oh yes.

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* %%* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Oh yes.



* HimeCut: Fits her ElegantGothicLolita theme.
* IllGirl: Her traumatic past cause her health problems more than once. Specifically, she has stomach ulcerae and often is bed-ridden due to them.

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* HimeCut: Fits This hairstyle (long length, even and straight bangs, and sidelocks) fits her ElegantGothicLolita theme.
theme. The personality traits are more of a mixed bag due to her parent's abuse.
* IllGirl: Her IllGirl:
**Her
traumatic past cause her health problems more than once. Specifically, she has stomach ulcerae and often is bed-ridden due to them.



* RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:Until Akito crudely cuts it off as "punishment."]]
23rd Aug '16 11:06:11 PM Give1Take2
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* FreeRangeChildren: Lives in a house all to himself since his dad had his mom's memories erased. While he has servants and the occasional babysitting relative (like Hatori), for the most part he's left free to go wherever he wants.


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* MoreThanMindControl: His mama readily agreed to the memory wipe because she didn't ''want'' to remember him. Even after forgetting he's her boy she still distances herself from him; for example she never smiles when she sees him, and when her daughter points out the [[StrongFamilyResemblance obvious resemblance between them]] she firmly denies that he looks anything like her.


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* PrecociousCrush: While he is technically near Tohru's age, his childish appearance and behavior makes his feelings for her come off as this.


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* WildChild: Occasionally acts like this since he has no real adult supervision.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Occasionally displays this, like when he tells the story of the foolish traveler.
22nd Aug '16 7:07:26 PM Give1Take2
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* LethalChef

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* LethalChefLethalChef: His cooking will literally make you ill.



* NoSell: [[spoiler:At one point Rin tries to get under his skin by calling him "Akito's toy." Little did she know he'd mostly grown past those issues, so her words didn't have the affect she'd hoped. She leaves in a huff.]]



* TheUnFavourite
* TongueTied

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* TheUnFavourite
TheUnFavourite: Played with. While he was technically favored by his parents because he was the Rat, they're so cold and selfish that they basically sold him for wealth and status. Meanwhile, while Ayame has technically been unfavored since Yuki was born, since the Snake is not as valuable they let him do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted growing up since they had no use for him.
* TongueTiedTongueTied: Especially around Tohru.



* KnightOfCerberus: Every time she makes a major appearance, the series gets irreversibly darker in tone and drama.



* ChivalrousPervert

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* ChivalrousPervertChivalrousPervert: He often jokes about liking [[MemeticMutation "high school girls!"]] ([[AmbiguousSituation and, heck, he probably means it]]), but apart from some harmless flirting he never acts on it. [[spoiler: Not even when Rin offers herself to him.]]



* HypocriticalHumor: Happens a lot in her first appearance, like when she beats the tar out of Kyo in a fit of passion, snaps out of it, sees him beat up, and cries "My love! Who could have done this to you?!" Also when she tells Kyo she would forgive him if he cheated on her, but when she believes Tohru loves him she instantly beats the stuffing out of him for being "unfaithful." Lampshaded frequently by Shigure and Yuki.



* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace

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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpaceNoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Especially not with Kyo.



* ProperlyParanoid: In her first appearance, she [[spoiler:worries about Kyo living in a house with Tohru lest he eventually fall for her. She's right.]]



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler:Ultimately proves to be this to Kyo.]]



* AdorablyPrecociousChild

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* AdorablyPrecociousChildAdorablyPrecociousChild: Acts like one.



* WhamLine: [''smiling''] "Oh, Mama doesn't know I exist."



* BrutalHonesty: Rin does not mince words.



* SingleIssuePsychology: Defied. [[spoiler:After the curse is finally broken, Rin reveals that she'd hoped all of her pain and emotional issues would go away, but they didn't. It turns out, a lifetime of horrific abuse that the curse brought her doesn't magically end with said curse.]]

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* SingleIssuePsychology: Defied. [[spoiler:After the curse is finally broken, Rin reveals that she'd hoped all of her pain and emotional issues would go away, but they didn't. It turns out, a lifetime of horrific abuse that the curse brought her (her parents, Akito, etc) doesn't magically end with said curse.]]



* {{Adorkable}}: How her acts when he first meets Arisa, which endears her to him.

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* {{Adorkable}}: How her he acts when he first meets Arisa, which endears her to him.
19th Aug '16 9:42:55 AM Give1Take2
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* [[LikeFatherLikeSon LikeMotherLikeDaughter]]: Most of the Honda family believe Tohru will go the way of her mother because "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." They're wrong.

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* [[LikeFatherLikeSon LikeMotherLikeDaughter]]: Like Mother Like Daughter]]: Most of the Honda family believe Tohru will go the way of her mother because "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." They're wrong.



* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: While he's not cruel about it like Akito or Hiro, Ayame is pretty indifferent to Tohru. When he first comes to visit Shigure the household assumes he came to visit Tohru like every other Zodiac member before. He pretends to keep up appearances, but after taking her out to lunch he doesn't really pay her much mind for the rest of the series, except to try to ship her with Yuki.



* HeroWorship: She completely adores Tohru.



* PickyEater: Due to her stomach ulcer, she rarely eats anything, and hates most foods. She only really likes gelatin.

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* PickyEater: Due to her stomach ulcer, she rarely eats anything, and hates most foods.ulcer. She only really likes gelatin.



* PoorCommunicationKills: If he had TOLD Ren [[spoiler:that the reason he adored their daughter was because he felt their child being "God" of the Zodiac was proof that their love was special]], maybe she would have been... ''less'' destructively jealous and spiteful throughout the series. Maybe.



* MalignedMixedMarriage: Pretty much no one but Katsuya's father approved of their marriage, due to Kyoko's age and gang history.
* MayDecemberRomance: Well, more like April/June romance, but the spirit of the trope is still in play. Kyoko was in middle school (13-15) and Katsuya was in his early twenties when they met and got married. The age difference is commented on a lot.



* {{Delinquents}}: In her teenage years.

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* {{Delinquents}}: {{JapaneseDelinquents}}: In her teenage years.years.
* DotingParent: To Tohru.



* FormerTeenRebel: To the point that she's still famous among gangs as "The Red Butterfly."

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* FormerTeenRebel: To the point that she's still famous among gangs yankees as "The Red Butterfly."



* SourOutsideSadInside: In her delinquent days, she acted out because she was so lonely and unhappy. Katsuya was the first person to recognize this, and helped her grow out of it.
* TeamMom: An almost literal case with Tohru and her friends Arisa and Saki.



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Katsuya's belief that she was more than just a violent juvenile delinquent helped her become just that. Likewise, her assertion that he was much nicer than he gave himself credit for helped him open up too.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Katsuya's belief that she was more than just a violent juvenile delinquent helped her become just that. Likewise, her assertion that he was much nicer than he gave himself credit for helped him open up too.



* BirdsOfAFeather: It's eventually revealed that Katsuya was secretly lonely and unhappy with his life just like Kyoko was with hers, and he also came from a cold and distant family, so they found solace together.

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* BirdsOfAFeather: It's eventually revealed that Katsuya was secretly lonely and unhappy with his life just like Kyoko was with hers, was, and he also came from a cold and distant family, so they found solace together.



* {{DeathByIrony}}: A pharmaceutical company employee died of a badly-treated cold.



* LetsHaveAnotherBaby: His last conversation with Kyoko before he died.



* TheStoic: Flashbacks reveal one of the reasons he fell for Kyoko was because she was able to express her emotions so openly and honestly, while he'd suppressed his emotions for so long he no longer knew ''how'' to express them. Falling for Kyoko and parenting Tohru helped bring out his warmer, loving side.

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* TheStoic: Flashbacks reveal that one of the reasons he fell for Kyoko was because she was able to express her emotions so openly and honestly, while he'd suppressed his emotions for so long he no longer knew ''how'' to express them. Falling for Kyoko and parenting Tohru helped bring out his warmer, loving side.side.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: When he first met Kyoko, he was polite but cold and reserved around everyone but her. Their marriage helped him grow past this, to the point that his father was delighted to see him so openly and honestly in love, and happy with his family.



* YoureInsane: Kyoko's father's reaction when he told him he wanted to marry his daughter.

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* YoureInsane: Kyoko's father's reaction when he told him he wanted to marry his daughter.Kyoko.
18th Aug '16 7:55:09 PM Give1Take2
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:To Kyo, in the manga.]]



** Through most of the series we're told Tohru strongly resembles her father. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed she's nothing like him; doesn't look like him, didn't inherit his personality. She only started talking like him hoping it would keep her mother from abandoning her again.]]

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** Through most of the series we're told Tohru strongly resembles her father. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed she's nothing like him; doesn't look like him, didn't inherit his personality. She only started talking like him hoping it would keep her mother from abandoning leaving her again.]]



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Starts off being this to TroubledButCute Kyo, who is tickled pink by her sweet and cheerful personality. Later deconstructed when it's revealed that her cherfullness is a coping mechanism to hide severe grief and trauma, and her slavish dedication to helping others stems from a deep-seated fear of being abandoned. Kyo is then able to help her the way she helped him.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Starts off being acting as this to TroubledButCute Kyo, who is tickled pink by her sweet for Yuki and cheerful personality. Kyo. Later deconstructed when it's revealed that subverted as she has serious emotional problems of her cherfullness is a coping mechanism to hide severe grief and trauma, and her slavish dedication to helping others stems from a deep-seated fear of being abandoned. Kyo is then able to own, which they eventually help her the way she helped him.out with.



* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: [[spoiler: Tohru living in Shigure's house is this for Kyo, as she's a living reminder that he let her mother die.]]



* CannotSpitItOut: Not really good about voicing his feelings on ''anything'' let alone romantic ones.

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* CannotSpitItOut: Not really good about voicing his feelings on ''anything'' ''anything,'' let alone romantic ones.



* CuteLittleFangs: Has them during some comedic moments

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* CuteLittleFangs: Has them during some comedic momentsmoments.



* KindHeartedCatLover: Gets teased for being this at school, after a herd of cats swarm him during a school fair. Since the alternative is telling everyone that cats are attracted to his zodiac spirit, he (grudgingly) lets them believe.



* ShownTheirWork: Cats are deathly allergic to leeks, onions, garlic, and miso, so it makes sense why Kyo (Spirit of the Cat) would hate them.



* BadDreams

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* BadDreams BadDreams: Thanks to the MindRape he suffered under Akito.



* CurtainsMatchTheWindow

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindowCurtainsMatchTheWindow: Silver in the manga (makes sense, considering he's the Rat), purple in the anime.



* FreudianExcuse: ...Except it really isn't an ''excuse''. More like a "[[TraumaCongaLine List of Grievances]]". After her father died, Ren made her life miserable, raised her as a boy, and constantly pounded it into her that she was alone and no one would ever love her.

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* FreudianExcuse: ...Except it really isn't an ''excuse''. More like a "[[TraumaCongaLine List of Grievances]]". After [[spoiler:After her father died, Ren made her life miserable, raised her as a boy, and constantly pounded it into her that she was alone and no one would ever love her.]]



* UsedToBeASweetKid: Various flashbacks reveal that Akito was very kind and gentle as a child. Yuki recalls that Akito was a nice playmate and never did anything worse than occasionally yell at Yuki when "he" got impatient (like during one his asthma coughing fits), but would quickly calm down and be nice again. Then one day Akito ''snapped'' due to Ren's abuse, painted her walls black, and tortured Yuki physically and psychologically from then on. It all went downhill from there.

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Various flashbacks reveal that Akito was very kind and gentle as a child. Yuki recalls that Akito was a nice playmate and never did anything worse than occasionally yell at Yuki when "he" got impatient (like during one his asthma coughing fits), but would quickly calm down and be nice again. Then one day Akito ''snapped'' due to Ren's abuse, painted her walls black, and tortured Yuki physically and psychologically from then on. It all went downhill from there.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Rin. They used to play together as kids, even before her parents disowned her.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like he's in college, but he's actually 15.



* BigDamnHeroes: To Yuki during a parent/teacher conference. Yuki's emotionally abusive mother overrides his wishes for his future, coldly shuts down his objections to her steamrolling him, and starts to make him feel like a helpless child at her mercy again. Then Ayame [[LiteralMetaphor busts in]] with his [[LargeHam usual pomp and regalia]], carelessly overrides his mother's objections to him being there, and cooly shuts her down when she tries to exert control over Yuki again. This causes her to RageQuit and leave in a huff. It's also the first time Yuki is genuinely happy that Ayame is in his life.



* {{Determinator}}: He ''will'' mend bridges and bond with Yuki, no matter how many times the kid loses his temper with him and throws him out.



* MyGreatestFailure: While it took years to sink in, in the long run the day he callously [[LiteralMetaphor brushed Yuki away]] when he literally [[LiteralMetaphor reached out to him for help]] (while Yuki was being severely emotionally abused by Akito with their mother's consent) is not something he can forgive himself for. He also feels terrible for indifferently shrugging off the romantic confession of a girl he went to high school with.



* ShipperOnDeck: Seems to support Yuki/Tohru and Kyo/Kagura judging by how he wants to embroider "I live for Kagura" on Kyo's clothing and "I live for Yuki" on Tohru's clothing.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Seems to support Yuki/Tohru and Kyo/Kagura judging by how he wants to embroider "I live for Kagura" on Kyo's clothing and "I live for Yuki" on Tohru's clothing. Then again, Yuki is his brother and Yuki has a crush on Tohru for most of the series, so it makes sense that Ayame would ship her with his little brother.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: While he's not cruel about it like Akito or Hiro, Ayame is pretty indifferent to Tohru. When he first comes to visit Shigure the household assumes he came to visit Tohru like every other Zodiac member before. He pretends to keep up appearances, but after taking her out to lunch he doesn't really pay her much mind for the rest of the series, except to try to ship her with Yuki.



* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BadDreams

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl
AloofDarkHairedGirl: Oh yes.
* BadDreamsAngerBornOfWorry: Often acts irritable with Tohru because she worries about her.
* BadDreams: Thanks to her AbusiveParents and Akito.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunetteEeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Thanks to being an IllGirl.



* LonersAreFreaks: She never made many friends due to her parents' abuse, her health problems putting her in and out of the hospital, and her own distant personality. The only people she really bonds with are [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hatsuharu]], and later [[OddFriendship Tohru]].



* OddFriendship: Eventually develops this with Tohru, since she's still aloof and stand-offish, while Tohru is... well, [[AllLovingHero Tohru]].



* PickyEater: Due to her stomach ulcer, she rarely eats anything, and hates most foods. She only really likes gelatin.



* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: Rin had hoped that ending the curse would also end her pain. It doesn't. She's upset to learn that ending the curse doesn't magically end a lifetime of horrific emotional scars.]]
* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives a swift but brutal one to Kagura during her EstablishingCharacterMoment.
-->'''Rin:''' It's sad how you force yourself on him and call it love.\\
'''Kagura:''' (''stunned and hurt'') ... How could you say that?\\
'''Rin:''' Well, it's true, isn't it?



* SingleIssuePsychology: Defied. [[spoiler:After the curse is finally broken, Rin reveals that she'd hoped all of her pain and emotional issues would go away, but they didn't. It turns out, a lifetime of horrific abuse that the curse brought her doesn't magically end with said curse.]]



* {{Adorkable}}: He first met Arisa by asked for directions at the store she worked at while holding a tall stack of groceries, then when he bowed as thanks he accidentally spilled them everywhere. She found it so endearing she laughed for joy on the spot, and she wasn't able to forget him.

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* {{Adorkable}}: He first met Arisa by asked for directions at the store she worked at while holding a tall stack of groceries, then How her acts when he bowed as thanks he accidentally spilled them everywhere. She found it so endearing she laughed for joy on the spot, and she wasn't able first meets Arisa, which endears her to forget him.



* ElectraComplex: Inverted. [[spoiler:Rather than the daughter who wants to kill the mother to have the father all to herself, Ren is a mother who wants to kill her own daughter to have her husband all to herself. And that's not a typo, she does want to kill Akito, and tries at a few points.]]

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* ElectraComplex: Inverted. [[spoiler:Rather than being the daughter who wants to kill the mother to have the father all to herself, Ren is a mother who wants to kill her own daughter to have her husband all to herself. And that's not a typo, she does want to kill Akito, and tries at a few points.herself.]]



* BirdsOfAFeather: It's eventually revealed that he was secretly unhappy with his life just like Kyoko was with hers, and he also came from a cold and distant family, so they found solace together.

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* BirdsOfAFeather: It's eventually revealed that he Katsuya was secretly lonely and unhappy with his life just like Kyoko was with hers, and he also came from a cold and distant family, so they found solace together.



* BrainlessBeauty: Admits to it, and is completely unbothered by it.



* InsultBackfire: In middle school, some female bullies tried to shame her into humility by calling her a BrainlessBeauty who could [[GoldDigger only get by on her looks]]. Kimi thought that was a brilliant idea, and Yuki secretly muses that her former bullies are probably still kicking themselves for giving her the idea to this day.



* YourCheatingHeart: She dates lots of guys, whether or not they have girlfriends.



* UnwantedHarem

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* UnwantedHaremUnwantedHarem: To Yuki.
18th Aug '16 11:49:16 AM Give1Take2
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* [[LikeFatherLikeSon LikeMotherLikeDaughter]]: Most of the Honda family believe Tohru will go the way of her mother because "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." They're wrong.
** Through most of the series we're told Tohru strongly resembles her father. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed she's nothing like him; doesn't look like him, didn't inherit his personality. She only started talking like him hoping it would keep her mother from abandoning her again.]]
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Tohru falls in love with Kyo, who vaguely resembles Kyoko in that he is also a FieryRedhead with a DarkAndTroubledPast.



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Starts off being this to TroubledButCute Kyo, who is tickled pink by her sweet and cheerful personality. Later deconstructed when it's revealed that her cherfullness is a coping mechanism to hide severe grief and trauma, and her slavish dedication to helping others stems from a deep-seated fear of being abandoned. Kyo is then able to help her the way she helped him.



* ThePollyanna: In the anime, where nothing at all gets her down, unlike in the manga.

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* ThePollyanna: In the anime, where nothing at all gets her down, unlike in the manga.manga where it's deconstructed.
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