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22nd Sep '17 12:09:12 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** It also takes place in ''Ashitarō zenka ari'', where he's the one who [[spoiler: tells Kenshin about Ashitaro and Alan, leading to them being pretty much adopted by Kenshin and Kaoru.]]



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Introduced shouting at his head servant about needing a teacher, establishing his rudeness, his driving ambition and the reverence he has for his Swordsman father whom he wants to emulate. Then upon seeing Kenshin and the others being brought in by his Nanny, he greets them warmly happy to meet his care-taker's friends and family.
* {{Foil}}: To Yahiko. Both are quite bratty, but show a lot of potential in swordsmanship which Kaoru is able to bring out. They differ in how they were raised, Yahiko being a StreetUrchin while Yutaro being born into wealth. The manga adds an extra parallel in that Yahiko is partially motivated in honoring his late mother and father while Yutaro wants to avoid becoming a spineless merchant like his father.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Introduced shouting at his head servant about needing a teacher, establishing his rudeness, his driving ambition and the reverence he has for his Swordsman father whom he wants to emulate. Then upon seeing Kenshin and the others being brought in by his beloved Nanny, he greets them warmly happy to meet his care-taker's friends and family.
* {{Foil}}: To Yahiko. Both are quite bratty, but show a lot of potential in swordsmanship which Kaoru is able to bring out. They differ in how they were raised, Yahiko being a StreetUrchin while Yutaro being born into wealth. The manga adds an extra parallel in that Yahiko is partially motivated in honoring his late mother and father father, while Yutaro wants to avoid becoming a spineless merchant like his father.



* HeroicBSOD: Following Raijuta's KickTheDog moment, he is left nearly speechless, knowing that his master used him all along and essentially took away his ability to hold a sword forever. Yahiko is able to snap him out of it.

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* HeroicBSOD: Following Raijuta's KickTheDog moment, he the poor guy is left nearly speechless, knowing that his master used him all along and essentially took away his ability to hold a sword forever. Yahiko is able to snap him out of it.



** JerkassWoobie: His intent to become a genuine samurai was based on his honor-bound notion that his father failed to live up to their family heritage (choosing to become a merchant to amass wealth and provide stably for their family)[[note]]This was actually [[TruthInTelevision a sore point for many former samurai families]] even before the Bakumatsu and Meiji Restoration, who had to play this route to avoid descending into poverty.[[/note]].

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** JerkassWoobie: * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His intent to become a genuine samurai was based on his honor-bound notion that his father failed to live up to their family heritage (choosing to become a merchant to amass wealth and provide stably for their family)[[note]]This was actually [[TruthInTelevision a sore point for many former samurai families]] even before the Bakumatsu and Meiji Restoration, who had to play this route to avoid descending into poverty.[[/note]].
18th Sep '17 8:13:12 PM creader
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* DudeMagnet: [[KidSamurai Yahiko]] is her main love interest. [[RichBitch Yutaro]] liked her in ''Yahiko no Sakabato''. The epilogue shows a couple of perverts leering at her, and in ''Hokkaido arc'' [[MixedHeritage Alan]] tried to hit on her [[CrazyJealousGuy much to Yahiko's ire.]]

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* DudeMagnet: [[KidSamurai Yahiko]] is her main love interest. [[RichBitch Yutaro]] liked her in ''Yahiko no Sakabato''. The epilogue shows a couple of perverts leering at her, and in ''Hokkaido arc'' [[MixedHeritage [[MixedAncestry Alan]] tried to hit on her [[CrazyJealousGuy much to Yahiko's ire.]]
18th Sep '17 8:04:38 PM creader
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* MommasBoy: He prefers his mother over his father, feeling rather relaxed and happy around Kaoru while being more irritable around Kenshin, often prone to pulling his hair. This becomes even more intense as he grows up.
** Subverted in the ''Hokkaido Arc'' manga, where he's a CheerfulChild who loves both of his psrents equally.

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* MommasBoy: MommasBoy:
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He prefers his mother over his father, feeling rather relaxed and happy around Kaoru while being more irritable around Kenshin, often prone to pulling his hair. This becomes even more intense as he grows up.
** Subverted in the ''Hokkaido Arc'' manga, where he's a CheerfulChild who loves both of his psrents parents equally.
18th Sep '17 10:44:47 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her family ere forced to steal, something she continued even after the deaths of her parents. And her "caretakers" were physically and emotionally abusive to her.
* DudeMagnet: [[KidSamurai Yahiko]] is her main love interest. [[RichBitch Yutaro]] liked her in ''Yahiko no Sakabato''. [[spoiler:The epilogue shows a couple of perverts leering at her.]]

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Tsubame and Yahiko 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.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her family ere were forced to steal, something she continued even after the deaths of her parents. And her "caretakers" were physically and emotionally abusive to her.
* DudeMagnet: [[KidSamurai Yahiko]] is her main love interest. [[RichBitch Yutaro]] liked her in ''Yahiko no Sakabato''. [[spoiler:The The epilogue shows a couple of perverts leering at her.her, and in ''Hokkaido arc'' [[MixedHeritage Alan]] tried to hit on her [[CrazyJealousGuy much to Yahiko's ire.]]



* LoveTriangle: In the manga one-shot ''Yahiko no Sakabato'' set not long after the DistantEpilogue of the original series, she's apparently the focus of a mild one between Yahiko and Tsukayama Yutaro. By WordOfGod Yahiko eventually married her and they had a son who competed with Kaoru and Kenshin's son Kenji to inherit the sakabato.

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* LoveTriangle: In the manga one-shot ''Yahiko no Sakabato'' set not long after the DistantEpilogue of the original series, she's apparently the focus of a mild one between Yahiko and Tsukayama Yutaro. By WordOfGod Yahiko eventually married her and they had a son who competed with Kaoru and Kenshin's son Kenji to inherit the sakabato.sakabato, and in ''Hokkaido arc'' they're pretty much an item.



* PromotedToLoveInterest: Although as mentioned in the above tropes Yahiko ultimately marries her, in the manga they were never shown as a couple and at best being just in the "friend" zone. The anime shows Yahiko nursing a big crush on her, something never shown in the manga, and on several occasions he gives her presents as well as goes on social activities with her.

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* OfficialCouple: The ''Hokkaido'' arc pretty much confirms that she's going out with Yahiko.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: Although as mentioned in the above tropes Yahiko ultimately marries her, in the manga they were never shown as a couple and at best being just in the "friend" zone. The anime shows Yahiko nursing a big crush on her, something never shown in the manga, and on several occasions he gives her presents as well as goes on social activities with her. By the time ''Hokkaido arc'' hits, they're mor or less dating.
18th Sep '17 10:25:36 AM GlitteringFlowers
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The son of Himura Kenshin and Kamiya Kaoru.

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The son of Himura Kenshin and Kamiya Kaoru.Kaoru, who gets quite the spotlight in the ''Reflection'' OAV (whether it's canon [[CanonDiscontinuity or not]])[[note]](Watsuki has apparently said that it was made without his permission and that he desinherits it)[[/note]] and in the first chapter of the ''Hokkaido arc'' manga.



* LikeParentLikeSpouse: In the end of ''Reflection'', the cute girl who's all but stated to be his girlfriend looks a ''lot'' like his mother Kaoru[[note]]Said girl, Raikoji Chizuru, is based on the heroine from one of Watsuki's one-shots that predated the series, who, alongside the Kaoru from another related one-shot became the basis for the series' Kaoru.[[/note]]

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* FoodAsBribe: In ''Hokkaido arc'', Alan gets the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu manual by simply tricking little Kenji into giving it to him in exchange for candy. [[HilarityEnsues Kaoru isn't amused, logically.]]
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: In the end of ''Reflection'', the cute girl who's all but stated to be his girlfriend looks a ''lot'' like his mother Kaoru[[note]]Said Kaoru[[note]](Said girl, Raikoji Chizuru, is based on the heroine from one of Watsuki's one-shots that predated the series, who, alongside the Kaoru from another related one-shot became the basis for the series' Kaoru.[[/note]])[[/note]]



** Subverted in the ''Hokkaido Arc'' manga, where he's a CheerfulChild who loves both of his psrents equally.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Kenji bares an uncanny resemblance to his father, his brown hair being the only thing that separates him from his father. This resemblance becomes even more pronounced in ''Reflection'', becoming the splitting image of the young Hitokiri Battousai.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The anime ending showed him loving his dad as much as his mother. ''Reflection'' shows that beside his grumpier demeanor, he also developed a strong hatred of his father.

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Kenji bares bears an uncanny resemblance to his father, his brown hair being the only thing that separates him from his father. This resemblance becomes even more pronounced in ''Reflection'', becoming the splitting image of the young Hitokiri Battousai.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The anime ending showed him loving his dad as much as his mother. ''Reflection'' shows that beside his grumpier demeanor, he also developed a strong hatred of his father. Noticeably, ''Hokkaido'' arc shows him as a little kid and keeps up with his sweeter side.
31st Aug '17 11:32:40 PM Vulcan422
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->Voiced by: Hiroshi Yanaka (JP) and Tsukioka Tsunan (EN)

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->Voiced by: Hiroshi Yanaka (JP) and Tsukioka Tsunan Kim Strauss (EN)
21st Aug '17 10:30:03 PM creader
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--> '''Kaoru:''' "Don't lecture me about getting married, Tae!! You're already '''twenty-XXXXX'''' year's old!!"
--> [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Tae turns to stone at that comment.]]

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--> '''Kaoru:''' -->'''Kaoru:''' "Don't lecture me about getting married, Tae!! You're already '''twenty-XXXXX'''' year's old!!"
--> [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments -->[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Tae turns to stone at that comment.]]



* AlliterativeName: His alias '''T'''sukioka '''T'''sunan

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* AlliterativeName: His alias '''T'''sukioka '''T'''sunan'''T'''sunan.



--> '''Seijuro:''' It would be easiest if I went after Shishio myself, but I'd rather not deal with the hassle.

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--> '''Seijuro:''' -->'''Seijuro:''' It would be easiest if I went after Shishio myself, but I'd rather not deal with the hassle.



--> ''"That boy must had found the grief too much to bear, and committed suicide... But such things like that happen everyday."''
--> ''"The moon peers down on a diseased world… There is no cure for the disease. An entire race walks mindlessly into destruction. Not even a man of colossal power would be able to prevent the inevitable."''

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--> ''"That -->''"That boy must had found the grief too much to bear, and committed suicide... But such things like that happen everyday."''
--> ''"The -->''"The moon peers down on a diseased world… There is no cure for the disease. An entire race walks mindlessly into destruction. Not even a man of colossal power would be able to prevent the inevitable."''



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Kenji bares an uncanny resemblance to his father, his brown hair being the only thing that separates him from his father. This resemblance becomes even more pronounced in ''Reflection'', becoming the splitting image of the young Hitokiri Battousai

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Kenji bares an uncanny resemblance to his father, his brown hair being the only thing that separates him from his father. This resemblance becomes even more pronounced in ''Reflection'', becoming the splitting image of the young Hitokiri BattousaiBattousai.
11th Aug '17 6:30:28 PM AkoSiKuya23
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* LikeParentLikeSpouse: In the end of ''Reflection'', the cute girl who's all but stated to be his girlfriend looks a ''lot'' like his mother Kaoru.
* MommasBoy: He prefers his mother over his father, and that becomes even more intense as he grows up.

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* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Kenji's artwork on the spine of the final volume showed him with red hair just like his father. Not too long afterward, Watsuki changed his hair color to brown and has been that way ever since.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: In the end of ''Reflection'', the cute girl who's all but stated to be his girlfriend looks a ''lot'' like his mother Kaoru.
Kaoru[[note]]Said girl, Raikoji Chizuru, is based on the heroine from one of Watsuki's one-shots that predated the series, who, alongside the Kaoru from another related one-shot became the basis for the series' Kaoru.[[/note]]
* MommasBoy: He prefers his mother over his father, feeling rather relaxed and that happy around Kaoru while being more irritable around Kenshin, often prone to pulling his hair. This becomes even more intense as he grows up.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Kenji bares an uncanny resemblance to his father.

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Kenji bares an uncanny resemblance to his father.father, his brown hair being the only thing that separates him from his father. This resemblance becomes even more pronounced in ''Reflection'', becoming the splitting image of the young Hitokiri Battousai
16th Jul '17 6:55:11 AM NekoHybrid
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--> '''Seijuro:''' It would be easiest if I went after Shishio myself, but I'd rather not deal with the hassle.
27th Jun '17 7:01:48 PM IKEZE-KISAMA
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* CynicalMentor: Very visibly so in contrast to his student Kenshin. His opening monologue in the ''Tsuiokuhen'' OVA sets the tone of how he sees the world:

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* CynicalMentor: Very visibly so in contrast to his student Kenshin. His opening monologue Has at least two monologues, one in the 43rd episode of the anime, and one in the ''Tsuiokuhen'' OVA OVA, that sets the tone of how he sees the world:world:
--> ''"That boy must had found the grief too much to bear, and committed suicide... But such things like that happen everyday."''



* SplitSecondBladeSpam: Even as the 13th master of the ''Hiten Mitsurugi'' style, he naturally is capable of using the style's unbelievably famous ''shinsoku'' without the need for battojutsu. As such, attacks like the Ryusosen, a technique that involves merely slashing the enemy at their opening with said speed, and the ''Kuzu Ryuu Sen'' that he taught Kenshin [[spoiler:just before he went off to face down Shishio and his Juppongatana at their HQ]] are practically second nature for him to perform and even outclasses his apprentice in this aspect.

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* SplitSecondBladeSpam: Even as the 13th master of the ''Hiten Mitsurugi'' style, he naturally is capable of using exceeding the style's unbelievably famous ''shinsoku'' without the need for battojutsu. As such, attacks like the Ryusosen, ''Ryu So Sen'', a technique that involves merely slashing the enemy at their every opening with said speed, and the ''Kuzu Ryuu Sen'' that he taught Kenshin [[spoiler:just before he went off to face down Shishio and his Juppongatana at their HQ]] are practically second nature for him to perform and even outclasses his apprentice in this aspect.
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