History Characters / RurouniKenshinRivalsAndVillains

15th Sep '16 2:02:26 PM deimos415
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Though he's far from the nicest character in the series, even he was surprised [[spoiler: by Shishio killing Yumi]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Though he's far from the nicest character in the series, even he was surprised [[spoiler: by Shishio killing Yumi]]. Perhaps justified in that Saitou himself is a married man (see HappilyMarried entry below).
5th Aug '16 3:09:18 PM SpectralTime
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* TopHeavyGuy: Leads to his defeat.
20th Jun '16 9:53:19 PM AkoSiKuya23
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Participates in shady businesses (opium and weapon trade) and won't hesitate to have people slaughtered if it will allow to continue making money. The live action movie expands on this, showing snub his nose at the authorities and claims

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Participates in shady businesses (opium and weapon trade) and won't hesitate to have people slaughtered if it will allow to continue making money. The live action movie expands on this, showing snub his nose at the authorities and claims whenever they try question him.
20th Jun '16 9:49:34 PM AkoSiKuya23
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* DeadlyGaze: His secret technique allows him to channel his battle aura through his eyes, allowing him to paralyze anyone who gets caught. It doesn't work on people with a strong will though.

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* DeadlyGaze: His secret technique technique, Shin no Ippo, allows him to channel his battle aura through his eyes, allowing him to paralyze anyone who gets caught. It doesn't work on people with a strong will though.



* DragonTheirFeet: It is only after Kanryu is defeated that Kenshin realizes he forgot one of his opponents.

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* DragonTheirFeet: In the film. It is only after Kanryu is defeated that Kenshin realizes he forgot one of his opponents.



* MusclesAreMeaningless: When he uses the Shin no Ippo on himself, he gets increased muscle mass and strength to go with it, being able to turn a boulder into dust in a few swings. Yet, in spite of that, all it took was one good swing of Kenshin's scabbard to permanently cripple him.



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Use the secret technique on himself, growing tons of muscles and augmenting his strength. [[TheWorfEffect Useless as Kenshin broke his elbow and sinew with his sword's scabbard.]]]]
* PsychoForHire: In his backstory.
** Literally in the ''Restoration'' manga as one of Tanaka's assassins. Though it's obvious he's not in it for the money.

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Use the secret [[spoiler:His Hyouki technique is essentially this, using the hypnotic suggestion of the Shin no Ippo on himself, growing tons of muscles himself to make him stronger. By doing this, he gets [[GrowingMusclesSequence increased muscle mass]] and augmenting removes his strength. [[TheWorfEffect Useless as Kenshin broke his elbow and sinew with his sword's scabbard.]]]]
BlackEyesOfCrazy.]]
* PsychoForHire: In his backstory.
** Literally
He was hired to kill high-ranking officials for a corrupt politician in the original manga, who would later go on to hire Saito. The film and the ''Restoration'' manga as one of Tanaka's assassins. Though it's obvious he's not in it for the money.changes his employer to Kanryu.
15th Jun '16 3:51:35 PM AkoSiKuya23
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* ActionSurvivor
* ArcVillain

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* ActionSurvivor
* ArcVillain
AdaptationalBadass: Badass might be too strong a word, but he doesn't cry for his life in the live action film. For comparison, when Megumi pins him down to stab him in the live action film, his first reaction is to yell at his subordinates for not doing anything whereas in the anime, his reaction to shriek (to add insult to injury, Megumi doesn't even pin him down in the anime). Much of his cowardice seems to have instead been transferred to his army of [[YesMan Yes Men]].



* BigBad: Of the first live-action movie.
** As well as the ''Restoration'' manga.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive

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* BigBad: Of the first live-action movie.
** As
movie as well as the ''Restoration'' manga.
manga. In the original manga and anime, [[BigBadDuumvirate he and Aoshi share the role.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutiveCorruptCorporateExecutive: Participates in shady businesses (opium and weapon trade) and won't hesitate to have people slaughtered if it will allow to continue making money. The live action movie expands on this, showing snub his nose at the authorities and claims


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* {{Expy}}: Between his modified hairstyle and extra hammy personality, his ''Restoration'' incarnation seems to have taken a few pages from [[Manga/BusouRenkin Papillon]].


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* YesMan: Has an army of them at his beck and call in the live action film, usually seen fanning him at a moment's notice. They are even more spineless than him.
4th Jun '16 7:36:32 PM Sagetsu
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Murakami, Nakajo and Sumita were hit the worst of these out of the five:
** Murakami was virtually split in half while lunging at Battosai.
** Nakajo, in the manga, had his hands chopped off by Kenshin. Then he blows himself up.
** Sumita had the misfortune of Kenshin slicing both of his feet off in battle. Then he also blows himself up.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Murakami, Nakajo and Sumita were hit the most badly out of all of them:
** Murakami was virtually split in half while lunging at Battosai.
** Nakajo, in the manga, had his hands chopped off by Kenshin. Then he blows himself up.
** Sumita had the misfortune of Kenshin slicing both of his feet off in battle. Then he also blows himself up.
4th Jun '16 7:34:26 PM Sagetsu
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Murakami, Nakajo and Sumita were hit the most badly out of all of them:
** Murakami was virtually split in half while lunging at Battosai.
** Nakajo, in the manga, had his hands chopped off by Kenshin. Then he blows himself up.
** Sumita had the misfortune of Kenshin slicing both of his feet off in battle. Then he also blows himself up.



* MalevolentMaskedMan: Murakami, Nakajo e Sumita wear masks that hid the underside of their faces.

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* MalevolentMaskedMan: Murakami, Nakajo e and Sumita wear masks that hid hide the underside of their faces.
17th May '16 10:42:23 PM BadassAgamemnon
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* AdaptationalIntelligence: In addition to his more [[AdaptationalBadass competent]] and [[AdaptationalVillainy villainous]] portrayal in the TV series, due to being a composite character Gohei does much of the scheming that Kihei did in the original manga and on top of that his final appearance in the TV series shows he had become a successful businessman after Kenshin permanently put him out. In the manga he merely remains a bodyguard working for random thugs with Kihei doing all the planning.
* AdaptationalVillainy: While not above injuring people and possibly murdering for his criminal goals, the Gohei of the manga was originally comic relief DumbMuscles. Whereas in the manga hurting Kaori was simply an means to an ends for his criminal enterprises and something he preferred to avoid, the TV series puts his conflict with the Kamiya dojo as a personal vendetta because of an injury Kaoru's father gave him. Even before turning to criminal enterprises, he was already shown as being a [[BloodKnight blood-thirsty student]] of the Kamiya style who spat on its philosophies and enjoyed hurting other students with live blades. When he attacked Kaoru's dojo, he ripped out Kaoru's uppersleeves and was offering his men to [[AttemptedRape to do whatever they pleased to her]]. In addition he does several more attempts to get revenge on Kenshin after his duel with Sano and its implied he went into shady business after being permanently injured.
6th May '16 7:29:21 PM AkoSiKuya23
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* AdaptationalBadass: Gohei, of sorts, in the anime. Because he isn't the DumbMuscle his manga counterpart is, he's treated more seriously. This is especially shown when Sanosuke comments that Gohei looks fairly strong in the anime. Sano is nowhere near as impressed with Gohei in the manga.
6th May '16 7:09:33 PM AkoSiKuya23
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[[caption-width:225: Sickest interpretation of Saitou Hajime ever.]]

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[[caption-width:225: %%[[caption-width:225: Sickest interpretation of Saitou Hajime ever.]]
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