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6th Aug '16 11:15:49 PM creader
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* ChildProdigy: Despite the trope above, it's frequently mentioned throughout the series that he is far advanced in swordsmanship for someone his age. Keep in mind, he's a ''[[RealityEnsues 10-year old]]'' trying to keep pace with adults who have experienced war. [[spoiler: By the Epilogue, at age 15 he's already considered a Master Swordsman.]]

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* ChildProdigy: Despite the CantCatchUp trope above, it's frequently mentioned throughout the series that he is far advanced in swordsmanship for someone his age. Keep in mind, he's a ''[[RealityEnsues 10-year old]]'' trying to keep pace with adults who have experienced war. [[spoiler: By the Epilogue, at age 15 he's already considered a Master Swordsman.]]



* JackOfAllStats: He can't match up to Kenshin, Sanosuke, Saitou, or Kaoru [[spoiler: as a child,]] but he learns from all four and has a pretty well-rounded fighting style. [[spoiler: Evolves to TheAce as an adult, utilizing Kenshin's attitude, taking Kaoru's sword style to a new level, and keeping just a hint of Sanosuke in his personality.]]



* TheMario: He can't match up to Kenshin, Sanosuke, Saitou, or Kaoru [[spoiler: as a child,]] but he learns from all four and has a pretty well-rounded fighting style. [[spoiler: Evolves to TheAce as an adult, utilizing Kenshin's attitude, taking Kaoru's sword style to a new level, and keeping just a hint of Sanosuke in his personality.]]
6th Aug '16 11:12:45 PM creader
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* MoralityChain: Kaoru's presence during Kenshin's duels with everyone prior to Saitou was what kept him from falling all the way back into the ways of the Hitokiri.



* ParentalAbandonment: His father died and his mother became a prostitute to support him before she, too, passed away.

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* ParentalAbandonment: His father died and his mother became a prostitute to support him before she, too, passed away.MoralityChain: He briefly functioned as this during Kenshin's CurbStompBattle with Raijuta -- he told Raijuta that the fact that he was still alive (ie; Raijuta hadn't killed Yahiko) was the only thing stopping Kenshin from murdering the man.
27th Jul '16 4:19:37 PM sorako
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* MayDecemberRomance: There is a 11 year difference between him and Kaoru.



* MayDecemberRomance: There is a 11 year difference between her and Kenshin.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Megumi truly fell in love with Kenshin, but realized that his love for her only went to family/friendship levels and that he was falling in love with Kaoru.



* HopelessSuitor: Megumi truly fell in love with Kenshin, but realized that his love for her only went to family/friendship levels and that he was falling in love with Kaoru.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: To Kenshin eventually. Megumi realizes soon enough that Kenshin chose Kaoru over her. As a result of her strong feelings, Megumi tells Kaoru to ensure that Kenshin doesn't overexert himself because all the injuries he accumulated and will accumulate will add up and take their toll on his body, leading to a premature death.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: To Kenshin eventually. Megumi realizes soon enough that Kenshin chose Kaoru over her. As a result of her strong feelings, Megumi tells Kaoru to ensure that Kenshin doesn't overexert himself because all the injuries he accumulated and will accumulate will add up and take their toll on his body, leading to a premature death.
27th Jul '16 12:18:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* LoveIsAWeakness: A particularly DangerouslyGenreSavvy enemy invoked this in the backstory. [[spoiler:He sent Tomoe to act as a HoneyTrap for Kenshin, ostensibly to learn his weaknesses. At the time, Tomoe wanted revenge against Kenshin for killing her fiance, so she agreed. Gradually, she fell in love with Kenshin for real. Then the guy who recruited her kidnapped her to lure Kenshin into an ambush. Tomoe realized at that moment that she hadn't been sent to Kenshin to learn his weakness, she had been sent to Kenshin to ''become'' his weakness.]]

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* LoveIsAWeakness: A particularly DangerouslyGenreSavvy clever enemy invoked this in the backstory. [[spoiler:He sent Tomoe to act as a HoneyTrap for Kenshin, ostensibly to learn his weaknesses. At the time, Tomoe wanted revenge against Kenshin for killing her fiance, so she agreed. Gradually, she fell in love with Kenshin for real. Then the guy who recruited her kidnapped her to lure Kenshin into an ambush. Tomoe realized at that moment that she hadn't been sent to Kenshin to learn his weakness, she had been sent to Kenshin to ''become'' his weakness.]]
26th Jul '16 11:25:56 PM creader
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* SecondLove: For Tomoe.

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* SecondLove: For Tomoe. [[spoiler:Kenshin ''killed'' her fiancé Akira during the war: Tomoe initially wanted revenge on Kenshin for that, but upon finding out that Kenshin was no monster, she fell for him... and sacrificed her life to save him. Too bad her little brother didn't see it that way at least until the very end.]]



* SecondLove: For Kenshin.

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* SecondLove: For Kenshin.Kenshi after he came to terms with [[spoiler:accidentally killing his first wife, Tomoe.]]



* WideEyedIdealist: Believes quite firmly in the ''Katsujinken'', that is, "the sword that gives life". She never loses this ideal, but she does adapt it to be more realistic.
** Also doubles as a ShownTheirWork, in that the philosophy is an ''actual'' philosophy of the RealLife [[UsefulNotes/{{Kenjutsu}} Yagyu-Shinkage Ryu]] sword school.

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* WideEyedIdealist: Believes quite firmly in the ''Katsujinken'', that is, "the sword that gives life". She never loses this ideal, but she does adapt it to be more realistic.
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realistic. Also doubles as a ShownTheirWork, in that the philosophy is an ''actual'' philosophy of the RealLife [[UsefulNotes/{{Kenjutsu}} Yagyu-Shinkage Ryu]] sword school.
13th Jul '16 3:10:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Despite being Japanese and in a series that has realistic HairColors. According to {{fanon}} and/or some EpilepticTrees, he ''might'' have [[ButNotTooForeign Dutch blood in his veins]] as the Dutch were pretty much the only foreigners allowed to stay in Japanese territory during the isolation years imposed by the Shogunate.



* HeroesWantRedheads: Kaoru falls in love with [[RedHeadedHero Kenshin]].

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* HeroesWantRedheads: Kaoru falls in love with [[RedHeadedHero Kenshin]].Kenshin.
12th Jul '16 5:27:30 PM Nintendoman01
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* GlassCannon: Fast and powerful but ultimately his lack of muscles [[spoiler:means his body will deteriorated to the point where he eventually can't even fight any more]]. Most of his fights show him taking a lot of punishment before being able to make a counterattack.

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* GlassCannon: Fast and powerful but ultimately his lack of muscles [[spoiler:means his body will deteriorated deteriorate to the point where he eventually can't even fight any more]]. Most of his fights show him taking a lot of punishment before being able to make a counterattack.


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* IncompletelyTrained: He left his training early because he wanted to participate in the Meiji Revolution, and even without completing said training, he became the legendary Hitokiri Battosai. Of course, when Shishio shows up, Kenshin ''needs'' to finish his training to stand a chance against him.
2nd Jul '16 3:38:32 PM creader
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* {{Badass}}: The ''biggest'' example in the franchise.
2nd Jul '16 3:37:16 PM creader
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* IaijutsuPractitioner: How he gains the name "Battousai", because ''he's that good at battoujutsu''.



* IaijutsuPractitioner: How he gains the name "Battousai", because ''he's that good at battoujutsu''.



* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Effeminate appearance, peaceful nature, and good with "women's work."


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* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Effeminate appearance, peaceful nature, and good with "women's work."


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Kenshin has a couple versions of this. The most obvious is that his entire demeanor changes, but more subtly he'll drop the use of [[JapanesePronouns the extremely humble "sessha" and use the aggressive masculine "ore"]][[note]]In the translation, Kenshin refers to himself as "this one", and when he is in "Battousai mode" refers to himself in the first-person, using "I"[[/note]], which is when you know what the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Hitokiri Battousai]] is present. Also, any time Kenshin the ThouShaltNotKill MartialPacifist seems to be seriously out for blood is cause to be very, ''very'' worried.
2nd Jul '16 1:55:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: To Yahiko. Subverted in that [[spoiler: her death is faked.]]
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