History Characters / RurouniKenshinMainCharacters

20th Sep '17 4:57:07 PM creader
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* TheAtoner: After giving up his thieving ways, Yahiko would later on want to put his previous life behind him.



* PercussivePickpocket: Tries to do this to Kenshin, but gets caught.

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* PercussivePickpocket: Tries to do this to Kenshin, but gets caught. However, this skill ''does'' help the team later on.



* StreetUrchin: Following the death of his parents.

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* StreetUrchin: Following the death of his parents.parents, he grew up on the streets and was forced into a gang to become their pickpocket.



* WeakButSkilled: Learning from Kenshin, Yahiko was able to develop into this.

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* WeakButSkilled: Learning from Kenshin, Yahiko was able to develop into this. He's small and physically weaker than most of his opponents, but makes up for it by keenly analyzing until he discovers a weakness.
19th Sep '17 1:03:36 PM creader
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: His scar is a good deal smaller in the live-action movies.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: His {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Kenshin is pretty good looking in the manga/anime (making him a ChickMagnet), but his scar is a good deal smaller in the live-action movies.



* AdaptationalBadass: While always a Badass, he is practically useless without a sword. The live action films dropped that weakness altogether, showing how good he is in unarmed combat.

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* AdaptationalBadass: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. While always a Badass, he is practically useless without a sword. The live action films dropped that weakness altogether, showing how good he is in unarmed combat.


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* ShipperOnDeck: For Yahiko/Tsubame, as she smugly notes that the former only has eyes for the latter.
18th Sep '17 10:13:55 PM creader
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Yahiko and Tsubame meet when they're 11 (both anime and manga), are more or less dating at age 15 (as seen in the new ''Hokkaido arc''), and will eventually marry and have a kid.


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* OfficialCouple: The ''Hokkaido'' arc pretty much confirms that he's going out with Tsubame.
18th Sep '17 9:18:24 PM KZN02
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* CaneFu: By the ''Hokkaido arc'', he is using a cane in the shape of a sword after giving Yahiko his sakabatou.
18th Sep '17 10:39:30 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** He displays more traits of this in ''Hokkaido arc'', where he personally takes on a pretty much berserk Ashitaro and disarms him painfully.


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* TeamDad: Has taken in this role in ''Hokkaido arc'', mentoring not only Yahiko but the PowerTrio formed by Ashitaro, Alan and Asahi.
18th Sep '17 10:37:33 AM GlitteringFlowers
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His birth name is Shinta.

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His birth name is Shinta.Shinta, but Hiko changed it to "Kenshin" after adopting him.



* ParentalSubstitute: In ''Hokkaido arc'' not only he's a biological father, but he and Kaoru take three troubled youngsters (Alan, Asahi and Ashitaro) under their wings. He's specially concerned about Ashitaro because [[spoiler: he was a ChildSoldier from the Juppongatana and is in serious, ''serious'' danger of becoming the next Shishio.]]



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: As a child, he buried all the bodies of his guardians and the men who killed them, instead of, say, trying to find help. At this point he'd already seen one set of parents die of illness and then watched his {{Parental Substitute}}s die trying to protect him. Hiko is visibly disturbed by this and decides to take in the boy since it's clear he'll never live a normal life after this.

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: As a child, he buried all the bodies of his guardians and the men who killed them, instead of, say, trying to find help. At this point he'd already seen one set of parents die of illness and then watched his {{Parental Substitute}}s (Akane, Sakura and Kasumi) die trying to protect him. Hiko is visibly disturbed by this and decides to take in the boy since it's clear he'll never live a normal life after this.



** She's become this full-time in the ''Hokkaido arc'' manga, set five years after the end of the manga, since the Kamiya dojo has pretty much flourished under her care.



* HeirToTheDojo: Kaoru inherited the ''Kamiya Dojo'' from her father.

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* HeirToTheDojo: Kaoru inherited the ''Kamiya Dojo'' from her father.father Koushijirou, believed to have died in the Satsuma war.



* IWillFindYou: The ''Hokkaido arc'' manga has her taking this decision [[spoiler: regarding her DisappearedDad, since she and Kenshin have found evidence that he's still alive in Hokkaido.]]



* TeamMom: By the ''Hokkaido arc'' manga she has become not just a popular kendo teacher ''and'' a birth mom, but a ParentalSubstitute to three teenagers in need: Ashitaro, Alan and Asahi.



** In ''Hokkaido arc'', she's still more or less this but once in a while she shows dashes of her old {{Tsundere}} streak.



** Disrespecting his deceased parents will earn you a kick to the groin.
** Do ''not'' add the suffix "-chan" to his name.

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** Disrespecting his deceased parents parentsm, and ''especially'' his mother, will earn you the offender a kick to the groin.
** Do It's best to ''not'' add the suffix "-chan" to his name.name.
** According to ''Hokkaido arc'', any dude who flirts with Tsubame [[CrazyJealousGuy should do so at his own risk.]]



* CuteBruiser: Yahiko is a cute 10-year-old boy...who happens to be protege in swordsmanship.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: By the time the ''Hokkaido arc'' hits, his 15-16 year old self does NOT take it well when someone flirts with his girlfriend Tsubame. Alan learns it [[AmusingInjuries painfully.]]
* CuteBruiser: Yahiko is a cute 10-year-old boy...who happens to be protege a prodigy in swordsmanship.



* PercussivePickpocket: Tries to do this to Kenshin.

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* PercussivePickpocket: Tries to do this to Kenshin.Kenshin, but gets caught.
4th Sep '17 10:33:14 AM sorako
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* TheChick

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* TheChickTheChick: The only girl in the group, serving as the emotional core of the team and the love interest of TheHero.



* HeroesWantRedheads: Has romantic affections for Kenshin.



* HeroesWantRedheads: Has romantic affections for Kenshin.
22nd Aug '17 12:24:02 PM creader
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* AdaptationalHeroism: His pick-pocketing StreetUrchin backstory is AdaptedOut in the live action films. Instead, he immediately starts off as Kaoru's student.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalNiceGuy: His pick-pocketing StreetUrchin backstory is AdaptedOut in the live action films. Instead, he immediately starts off as Kaoru's student.



* BrattyHalfPint: At first.

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* BrattyHalfPint: At first.first, he was a mouthy, immature brat. However, he was aware of his bratty nature and wanted to mature into a proper hero.
23rd Jul '17 11:08:18 PM Nintendoman01
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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: As a child, he buried all the bodies of his guardians and the men who killed them, instead of, say, trying to find help. At this point he'd already seen one set of parents die of illness and then watched his {{Parental Substitute}}s die trying to protect him. Hiko is visibly disturbed by this and decides to take in the boy since it's clear he'll never live a normal life after this.
16th Jul '17 7:13:01 AM blueflame724
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* DragonInChief: Considering his reputation as Japan's strongest swordsman, he naturally functions as this to the Revolutionaries. Although Katsura and Takasugi are ostensibly the leaders of the movement, Kenshin is the biggest threat physical threat and the one carrying out the major assassinations.

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* DragonInChief: Considering his reputation as Japan's strongest swordsman, he naturally functions as this to the Revolutionaries. Although Katsura and Takasugi are ostensibly the leaders of the movement, Kenshin is the biggest threat physical threat and the one carrying out the major assassinations.



* TheWorfBarrage: When your sword style is considered the strongest and designed to incapacitate opponents in a single blow, it can fall into this; Sanosuke was considered the first notable opponent since he was able to take one of Kenshin's attacks without falling. In terms of specific attacks, Ku Zu Ryu Sen falls into this. Despite being one of Kenshin's two ultimate techniques, as well as being unblockable and undodgeable, opponents are either strong enough to [[NoSell ignore it]], or fast enough to dodge it. In fact, Ku Zu Ryu Sen has only worked ''once'' in the entire manga against Shishio. It just wasn't enough to put him down.

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* TheWorfBarrage: When your sword style is considered the strongest and is designed to incapacitate opponents in a single blow, it can fall into this; Sanosuke was considered the first notable opponent since he was able to take one of Kenshin's attacks without falling.being instantly defeated. In terms of specific attacks, Ku Zu Ryu Sen falls into this. Despite being one of Kenshin's two ultimate techniques, as well as being unblockable and undodgeable, opponents are either strong enough to [[NoSell ignore it]], or fast enough to dodge it. In fact, Ku Zu Ryu Sen has only worked ''once'' in the entire manga against Shishio. It just wasn't enough to put him down.



** Sanosuke is first introduced as one of the strongest fighters in Tokyo. However, even the Hiruma brothers who hire him are aware that he'd outclassed by [[WorldsBestWarrior Kenshin]] who is supposed to be Japan's best swordsman.

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** Sanosuke is first introduced as one of the strongest fighters in Tokyo. However, even the Hiruma brothers who hire him are aware that he'd he is outclassed by [[WorldsBestWarrior Kenshin]] who is supposed to be Japan's best swordsman.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: Suffers this during the Kyoto arc. Although a powerful fighter in his own right, Sanosuke is still quite inexperienced compared [[WorldsBestWarrior Kenshin]] and [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Saitou]]. Although he doesn't quite make up the gap in power in experience, he eventually shows that he's capable of holding his own and Kenshin doesn't have to worry about him.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Suffers this during the Kyoto arc. Although a powerful fighter in his own right, Sanosuke is still quite inexperienced compared [[WorldsBestWarrior Kenshin]] and [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Saitou]]. Although he doesn't quite make up the gap in power in or experience, he eventually shows that he's capable of holding his own and that Kenshin doesn't have to worry about him.
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