History Characters / RurouniKenshinTheSixComrades

10th Jun '18 12:10:31 PM ShineSutella
Is there an issue? Send a Message


http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yukishiro_Enishi_6667.jpg

to:

http://static.[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Yukishiro_Enishi_6667.jpgjpg]]



http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m4iuodvwaf1r4fbq9_8532.jpg

to:

http://static.[[quoteright:284:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m4iuodvwaf1r4fbq9_8532.jpgjpg]]



http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kujiranami_1968.jpg

to:

http://static.[[quoteright:316:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kujiranami_1968.jpgjpg]]



http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-banjin_ken-706_2593.png

to:

http://static.[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-banjin_ken-706_2593.pngpng]]



* UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: His live-action counterpart explicitly crosses himself when he expresses sadness for a dead chicken and Sannosuke later refers to him as such. His black robes make him look like a priest and even the Funamation sponsored clips identify him as one.



* PowerFist[=/=]LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Wears some really thick armlets called "Tekko". He can use them to punch people really hard, or (mostly) to parry blows and bullets. [[spoiler: Is eventually shattered by Sano's super attack.]]

to:

* PowerFist[=/=]LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: PowerFist: Wears some really thick armlets called "Tekko". He can use them to punch people really hard, or (mostly) to parry blows and bullets. [[spoiler: Is eventually shattered by Sano's super attack.]]



http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-hyoko_ken-706_6875.png

to:

http://static.[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-hyoko_ken-706_6875.pngpng]]



http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/968311-sa_large_5187.jpg

to:

http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/968311-sa_large_5187.jpg
jpg]]
1st May '18 7:28:25 AM Nintendoman01
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheBigBad: Of the final arc of the series.

to:

* TheBigBad: BigBad: Of the final arc of the series.



* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: WordOfGod says he's meant to be this to Makoto Shishio. While Shishio embodied aspects that he felt were positive [[EvilVirtues in a way]], Yukishiro Enishi was created to reflect aspects that he felt were destructive.



* LackOfEmpathy: He wants revenge on Kenshin for his AccidentalMurder of Tomoe, but he only allies with his comrades because he sees them as useful in revenge.

to:

* LackOfEmpathy: He wants revenge on Kenshin for his AccidentalMurder of Tomoe, but he only allies with his comrades because he sees them as useful in revenge.revenge, and privately admits he doesn't give a damn about anyone else Kenshin has wronged.
19th Apr '18 1:05:48 PM ElSabahNur
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Heavily implied to be Enishi's fate. Kenshin declares that because time 'has begun moving for him again', [[HeelRealization only now has Enishi started to realize the weight of all that he has done]]. He says that Enishi will atone with his life and that if the Tomoe in his heart were to ever smile again, he must first atone for his sins and smile himself.]]

to:

* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Heavily implied to be Enishi's fate. Kenshin declares that because time 'has "has begun moving for him again', again", [[HeelRealization only now has Enishi started to realize the weight of all that he has done]]. He says that Enishi will atone with his life and that if the Tomoe in his heart were to ever smile again, he must first atone for his sins and smile himself.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: The methods he and his 'comrades' resort to ([[spoiler: blowing up property, injuring people, kidnapping Kaoru and faking her death etc.]]) are rather...''extreme''.

to:

* DisproportionateRetribution: The methods he and his 'comrades' "comrades" resort to ([[spoiler: blowing up property, injuring people, kidnapping Kaoru and faking her death etc.]]) are rather...''extreme''.



* FreudianExcuse: He witnessed the death of his sister Tomoe and was thrust into a 'living hell'.

to:

* FreudianExcuse: He witnessed the death of his sister Tomoe and was thrust into a 'living hell'."living hell".



* LovingAShadow: He comes to see [[spoiler:Kaoru]] as a ReplacementGoldfish for Tomoe during his most blurry moments, to the point that [[spoiler: he hallucinates that she ''is'' Tomoe during his final fight with Kenshin.]]

to:

* LovingAShadow: He comes to see [[spoiler:Kaoru]] as a ReplacementGoldfish for Tomoe during his most blurry blurriest moments, to the point that [[spoiler: he hallucinates that she ''is'' Tomoe during his final fight with Kenshin.]]
19th Apr '18 1:02:45 PM ElSabahNur
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RevengeMyopia: He wants revenge on Kenshin for killing Tomoe's fiancee and destroying her happiness, before killing ''her'' (though by accident) and taking away the only person Enishi loved. However, Tomoe never died hating Kenshin but instead tried to protect him. He doesn't realize the truth until he is given her diary right at the end.

to:

* RevengeMyopia: He wants revenge on Kenshin for killing Tomoe's fiancee and destroying her happiness, before killing ''her'' (though by accident) and taking away the only person Enishi loved. However, Tomoe never died hating Kenshin but instead tried to protect him. [[spoiler: He doesn't realize the truth until he is given her diary right at the end. end.]]
19th Apr '18 12:30:45 PM ElSabahNur
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ItsAllAboutMe: Everything he does somehow connect back to his desire to bring revenge upon Kenshin.


Added DiffLines:

* ItsAllAboutMe: Everything he does somehow connect back to his desire to bring revenge upon Kenshin.
19th Apr '18 12:22:37 PM ElSabahNur
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The brother of Yukishiro Tomoe and the primary antagonist of the Jinchuu arc, the last major story arc of the manga. Enishi wants revenge against Kenshin since Kenshin killed Tomoe.

to:

The younger brother of Yukishiro Tomoe and the primary antagonist of the Jinchuu arc, the last major story arc of the manga. Enishi wants revenge against Kenshin since Kenshin he killed Tomoe.



* AndYourLittleDogToo: He repeatedly attacks Kenshin's friends and loved ones to make him suffer.
* AnimalBattleAura
* AnimalMotifs: The tiger.

to:

*AdaptationalHeroism: In the second OVA ''Reflections'', his [[ArmsDealer dark]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan bloody]] past is never mentioned and his plan is reduced to a kidnapping. His role is also greatly diminished, going from TheBigBad to a supporting antagonist.
*AlwaysWithYou: [[spoiler: At the end, Kenshin reminds us that the real Tomoe is kinder than anyone or anything and that she will watch over Enishi forever.]]
* AndYourLittleDogToo: He repeatedly attacks and his allies attack Kenshin's acquaintances, friends and loved ones to make him suffer.
* AnimalBattleAura
*
AnimalMotifs: The tiger.White Tiger.



* AxCrazy
* BadBoss: He shows no empathy whatsoever for his subordinates, and even [[spoiler: trying to have his [[TheDragon Dragon]] killed once he's served his purpose. He deserves it, but still]].
* BerserkButton: Kenshin is this for him at times.

to:

* AxCrazy
TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Heavily implied to be Enishi's fate. Kenshin declares that because time 'has begun moving for him again', [[HeelRealization only now has Enishi started to realize the weight of all that he has done]]. He says that Enishi will atone with his life and that if the Tomoe in his heart were to ever smile again, he must first atone for his sins and smile himself.]]
* AxCrazy: He is ''very'' prone to violent fits of rage.
* BadBoss: He shows no empathy whatsoever for his subordinates, and even [[spoiler: trying He tries to have his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Gein]] killed once he's served his purpose. purpose and so he doesn't compromise his plans in any way. He deserves it, but still]].
still...]]
* BerserkButton: Kenshin is this for him at times.



* BloodbathVillainOrigin: Fits all of the classic criteria, horrifying as it is.
* CoolShades: Sporting a pair of [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] shades in the Meiji era is cool!
* CoolSword: His Wato is the fusion between the Japanese Tachi (the longer, curvier ancestor of the katana) and a Jian (Chinese longsword). It has the reach and cutting power of a tachi plus the flexibility and speed of a jian.
* CreepyChild: The first time Kenshin sees him after Tomoe's death has him see that his hair has gone pure white and he's sporting a SlasherSmile. Things don't get much better the next time they meet.
* CulturedBadass: As to be expected from a mob boss. Though shallow, since inside, he's a mess inside.
* {{Determinator}}: He will stop at ''nothing'' to send Kenshin to a hell of his own design. Case in point; he takes a heavy beating from Kenshin, but continues to fight like nothing happened. Why? His body ''stopped registering pain.''
* DiseaseBleach: The shock of witnessing his sister's death bleached his hair.
* DisproportionateRetribution: He's motivated against Kenshin for the death of his sister, but it far from justifies all of the horrible atrocities he commits, especially since Tomoe's death was an accident.

to:

* BloodbathVillainOrigin: Fits all of the classic criteria, Scores a lotta bonus points too, as horrifying as it is.
* CoolShades: Sporting a pair of [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] shades in the Meiji era is cool!
is.
* CoolSword: His Wato is the a fusion between the Japanese Tachi (the longer, curvier ancestor of the katana) Katana) and a Jian (Chinese longsword). It has the reach and cutting power of a tachi Tachi plus the flexibility and speed of a jian.
* CreepyChild: The first time Kenshin sees him after Tomoe's death has him see that his hair has gone pure white and he's sporting a SlasherSmile. Things don't get much better the next time they meet.
Jian.
* CulturedBadass: As to be expected from a mob boss. Though shallow, since on the inside, he's a mess inside.
hot mess.
* {{Determinator}}: He will stop at ''nothing'' to send Kenshin to a living hell of his own design. Case in point; he takes a heavy beating from Kenshin, but continues to fight like nothing happened. Why? His body ''stopped registering pain.''
* DiseaseBleach:
The shock of witnessing pain became ''unimportant to his sister's death bleached his hair.
brain''.
** As a child, he ate corpses and drank from mud puddles in Shanghai just so he could survive. The thing that stopped him from just dying on the streets? ''The desire to make Kenshin pay''.
* DisproportionateRetribution: He's motivated against Kenshin for the The methods he and his 'comrades' resort to ([[spoiler: blowing up property, injuring people, kidnapping Kaoru and faking her death of his sister, but it far from justifies all of the horrible atrocities he commits, especially since Tomoe's etc.]]) are rather...''extreme''.
*EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Enishi loves [[PromotionToParent Tomoe]] and is seen lamenting her
death was an accident.and his inability to protect her, as well as wondering why she had to die out loud. He also thinks she wants revenge as much as he does.



* EvilCounterpart: To Kenshin. For one thing, there's the TigerVersusDragon motif between them in terms of their fighting styles (Enishi as the tiger, Kenshin as the dragon), and also the fact that Enishi's Watou-Jutsu just so happens to perfectly counter the Hiten Mitsurugi style. Also, they both bear trauma-marks from Tomoe's death--Kenshin got the second part of his cross-scar, while Enishi's hair turned white from the shock--but whereas Kenshin became TheAtoner, Enishi turned AxCrazy and hell-bent on revenge.
* EvilOrphan: Killed an entire family just because he hated seeing them happy.
* FateWorseThanDeath: What he wants put Kenshin through.
* {{Fiction 500}}: Remember Shishio Makoto's battleship ''The Rengoku''? Yes, the one that's said to be able to blow Meiji Era Tokyo to ruins by itself? Enishi is an arms dealer so ''ludicrously'' wealthy and powerful he not only ''sold'' the evil warrior this ship, but owns a ''fleet'' of them.
* FreudianExcuse: His beloved sister's death, but it doesn't even come close to justifying his lunacy.
** The Excuse even influences his fighting style - he claims to have no use for defense, since Kenshin robbed him of the only person he cared about defending.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: was once a normal kid, now a sociopathic criminal]]
* GlassCannon: When activating the "Nerves of Insanity", Enishi has all his senses buffed to ridiculous degrees; becoming much faster, and nigh-impossible to hit. Any hit that does connect however, will hurt like hell, [[SensoryOverload since all his senses were amplified... including his sense of pain]].
* HairTriggerTemper
* {{Hypocrite}}: He calls out Kenshin on the lives he took as Battousai, when he himself has taken lives, in cold blood.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Even as a child, his main objection to Tomoe going away was that she wouldn't be there to care for him.
* {{Jerkass}}: For starters, as a child, a Japanese family in China found him starving to death and took him in, offering to let him stay as long as he needed with no questions asked. He repays them by slaughtering said family and stealing their money purely out of jealousy for their happiness.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: The origin of his weapon, known in China as Wo Dao: the Chinese were so impressed by the swords used by the japanese pirates that they decided to adopt them for their own armies and modified it into the Wo Dao.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: {{Inverted}}. He's a knight templar and the ''younger'' sibling.
* LackOfEmpathy: He wants revenge on Kenshin for his AccidentalMurder of Tomoe, but privately admits he doesn't give a damn about anyone else who Kenshin has wronged, only pretending to sympathize with them because he sees them as useful in his revenge.
* LovingAShadow: He comes to see [[spoiler:Kaoru]] as a ReplacementGoldfish for Tomoe during his most blurry moments, to the point that [[spoiler:he hallucinates that she ''is'' Tomoe during his final fight with Kenshin]].
* TheManBehindTheMan: The man behind [[spoiler:Shishio. To be precise he's actually the one from who Shishio bought the ''Rengoku'', though he was worried when he heard that Shishio and Kenshin clashed. The ''To Rule Flame'' side-chapter established that Enishi intended to sell the ''Rengoku'' to another ambitious Japanese officer, but then Shishio killed that man--and then took the initiative to take up Enishi's business deal.]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* MasterSwordsman: He learnt Watojutsu on his own and became skilled enough to fight Kenshin on equal ground.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: Has hallucinations of his dead sister, whom he has had a StalkerWithoutACrush relationship with since childhood and has a sadistic HairTriggerTemper... yeah, he needs help.
* MindRape: Unleashes a non supernatural one on Kenshin as part of his plan, by [[spoiler: kidnapping Kaoru and leaving a mutilated puppet in her place, which sends Kenshin dangerously close to the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* NeverMyFault: He helped set up the battle in which his sister was killed, but refuses to accept responsibility for his own share of the guilt.
* NoSympathyForGrudgeholders: He causes much of the strife and violence, both indirectly and directly, that occurs in the series. He is angry at Kenshin Himura for having [[spoiler: unwittingly killed his sister Tomoe in an accident that occurred during the Meiji Revolution]]. Even after Kenshin's repeated genuine apologies for that tragedy, [[FreudianExcuse Enishi still wishes]] [[DisproportionateRetribution to make the lives of him and his friends and family a living hell]]. Thus, Kenshin calls him out on these unjustified acts that have cost numerous people their lives because Enishi wanted revenge rather than forgiving Kenshin as he should have in the first place.
* ThePowerOfHate: Explains why he's so powerful even before increasing his nerves.
* PrematurelyGreyHaired: Enishi's hair went white after he witnessed his sister Tomoe's untimely death. When Kenshin sees him for the first time after her death and sees him with white hair and a SlasherSmile it becomes very obvious that the experience [[DrivenToMadness knocked several screws loose]].
* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler: Sure, he was arrested, but he not only was given his sister's diary, but he escaped prison and disappeared into the exact same town Kenshin was at during his DespairEventHorizon.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: Could've killed Kenshin multiple times, but felt that it was better to mentally torment him. [[spoiler: During their final battle, he refuses to kill Kenshin unless it's in a sword duel.]]
* RevengeMyopia
* ReverseGrip: Has this stance during his strongest attack.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: He killed his rich Chinese adoptive family for the money ''and'' because he couldn't stand seeing the family's happiness after his own happiness had been taken from him.]]
* SelectiveSlaughter: Can't kill young women [[spoiler:because of what happened to Tomoe. It's what keeps Kaoru alive.]]
* TheSociopath: He has a lack of empathy for ''anyone'', including his own sister's feelings. [[spoiler: This trait carries over to adulthood to the point he can't see anyone else happy.]]
* SlasherSmile: Shows a really terrifying one when he's [[spoiler: about to kill Kaoru after defeating Kenshin.]]
* TheSyndicate: Was a major Chinese-based crime lord for a time, but retired as he became such mainly to fund his elaborate revenge scheme against Kenshin. He has promised his criminal empire to his [[TheDragon second-in-command]] once that is accomplished.

to:

* EvilCounterpart: To Kenshin. For one thing, there's the TigerVersusDragon motif between them in terms of their fighting styles (Enishi as the tiger, Kenshin as the dragon), and also the fact that Enishi's Watou-Jutsu Watojutsu just so happens to perfectly counter the Hiten Mitsurugi style. Also, they They both bear trauma-marks marks from Tomoe's death--Kenshin got the second part of his cross-scar, while cross-scar and Enishi's hair turned white from the shock--but whereas Kenshin became TheAtoner, Enishi turned went AxCrazy and hell-bent on obsessed with revenge.
*EvilOrphan: [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Well, what were they expecting?]]
* EvilOrphan: Killed FateWorseThanDeath: At first, he wants to put Kenshin through a living hell. [[spoiler: After Kenshin snaps out of it, he thinks that Tomoe wants him to send Kenshin to the ''real'' hell.]]
* {{Fiction 500}}: Remember Shishio Makoto's battleship ''The Rengoku''? Yes, the one that's said to be able to blow Meiji Era Tokyo to ruins by itself? Enishi not only ''sold'' the evil warrior this ship, but claims to own
an entire family just because he hated seeing them happy.''fleet'' of them.
* FreudianExcuse: He witnessed the death of his sister Tomoe and was thrust into a 'living hell'.

* FateWorseThanDeath: What he wants put Kenshin through.
* {{Fiction 500}}: Remember Shishio Makoto's battleship ''The Rengoku''? Yes, the one that's said to be able to blow Meiji Era Tokyo to ruins by itself? Enishi is an arms dealer so ''ludicrously'' wealthy and powerful he not only ''sold'' the evil warrior this ship, but owns a ''fleet'' of them.
* FreudianExcuse: His beloved sister's death, but it doesn't even come close to justifying his lunacy.
** The Excuse even influences his fighting style - he claims to have no use for defense, since Kenshin robbed him of the only person he ever cared about defending.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: He was once a relatively normal kid, kid...now he's a sociopathic criminal]]
dangerous criminal hell-bent on vengeance.
* GlassCannon: When activating the "Nerves of Insanity", Enishi has all his senses buffed to ridiculous degrees; becoming much faster, and nigh-impossible to hit. Any hit that does connect however, will hurt like hell, [[SensoryOverload since all his senses were amplified... including his sense of pain]].
* HairTriggerTemper
HairTriggerTemper: He throws his pistol at Kenshin's face the ''moment'' Tomoe's name escapes his lips.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Everything he does somehow connect back to his desire to bring revenge upon Kenshin.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He calls out Kenshin on the lives he took as Battousai, when he himself has taken lives, lives in cold blood.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Even as a child, his main objection to Tomoe going away was that she wouldn't be there to care for him.
*
{{Jerkass}}: For starters, as a child, a Japanese family in China found him starving to death He shows no concern or consideration for any of his comrades, treats his second-in-command like dirt and took him in, offering to let him stay as long as he needed with no questions asked. He repays them by slaughtering said family and stealing their money purely out of jealousy for their happiness.
only cares about avenging his sister.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: The origin of his weapon, known in China as Wo Dao: [[CoolSword Wato]]: the Chinese were so impressed by the swords used by the japanese pirates Wako (Japanese pirates) that they decided to adopt them for their own armies and modified it into the Wo Dao.
Wato.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: {{Inverted}}. He's a knight templar and the ''younger'' sibling.
Knight Templar ''Little'' Brother. He left Edo when he was only eight/nine ''just'' so he could help his sister with revenge.
* LackOfEmpathy: He wants revenge on Kenshin for his AccidentalMurder of Tomoe, but privately admits he doesn't give a damn about anyone else who Kenshin has wronged, only pretending to sympathize allies with them his comrades because he sees them as useful in his revenge.
* LovingAShadow: He comes to see [[spoiler:Kaoru]] as *LennonSpecs: Sporting a ReplacementGoldfish for Tomoe during his most blurry moments, to pair of [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] shades in the point that [[spoiler:he hallucinates that she ''is'' Tomoe during his final fight with Kenshin]].
* TheManBehindTheMan: The man behind [[spoiler:Shishio. To be precise he's actually
Meiji era is cool! [[spoiler: Shame they get broken at the one from who Shishio bought the ''Rengoku'', though he was worried when he heard that Shishio and Kenshin clashed. The ''To Rule Flame'' side-chapter established that Enishi intended to sell the ''Rengoku'' to another ambitious Japanese officer, but then Shishio killed that man--and then took the initiative to take up Enishi's business deal.end.]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* MasterSwordsman:
LovingAShadow: He learnt Watojutsu on comes to see [[spoiler:Kaoru]] as a ReplacementGoldfish for Tomoe during his own and became skilled enough most blurry moments, to fight Kenshin on equal ground.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: Has hallucinations of his dead sister, whom he has had a StalkerWithoutACrush relationship with since childhood and has a sadistic HairTriggerTemper... yeah, he needs help.
* MindRape: Unleashes a non supernatural one on Kenshin as part of his plan, by
the point that [[spoiler: kidnapping Kaoru and leaving a mutilated puppet in her place, which sends Kenshin dangerously close to the DespairEventHorizon.he hallucinates that she ''is'' Tomoe during his final fight with Kenshin.]]
* NeverMyFault: He helped set up the battle in which his sister was killed, but refuses to accept responsibility for his own share of the guilt.
* NoSympathyForGrudgeholders: He causes much of the strife and violence, both indirectly and directly, that occurs in the series. He is angry at Kenshin Himura for having
TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: unwittingly killed his sister Tomoe in an accident that occurred during the Meiji Revolution]]. Even after Kenshin's repeated genuine apologies for that tragedy, [[FreudianExcuse Enishi still wishes]] [[DisproportionateRetribution to make the lives of him and his friends and family a living hell]]. Thus, Kenshin calls him out on these unjustified acts that have cost numerous people their lives because Enishi wanted revenge rather than forgiving Kenshin as he should have in the first place.
* ThePowerOfHate: Explains why he's so powerful even before increasing his nerves.
* PrematurelyGreyHaired:
Enishi's hair went white after actually the one from who Shishio bought the ''Rengoku'', though he witnessed his sister Tomoe's untimely death. When was worried when he heard that Shishio and Kenshin sees him for the first time after her death and sees him with white hair and a SlasherSmile it becomes very obvious clashed. The ''To Rule Flame'' side-chapter established that Enishi intended to sell it to another ambitious Japanese officer, but Shishio killed that man and then took the experience [[DrivenToMadness knocked several screws loose]].
* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler: Sure, he was arrested, but he not only was given his sister's diary, but he escaped prison
initiative to take up Enishi's business deal. Shishio threatened to kill Enishi and disappeared into steal the exact same town Kenshin was at during his DespairEventHorizon.ship if he didn't comply.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: He recruits warriors (some of whom also have grudges against Kenshin) so they can aid him in his revenge. However, Enishi never intended to let any of his comrades rob him of his Jinchuu and actually ''expected'' them to be defeated.
* MasterSwordsman: He taught himself Watojutsu and became skilled enough to fight Kenshin on equal ground, to the point where he can defeat most of the attacks in Kenshin's arsenal.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: He is ''severely'' disturbed because he witnessed the death of his sister and the trauma is very apparent. His hair went white soon after, he hallucinates seeing Tomoe and if he tries to harm young women he becomes physically ill. [[AxCrazy To say nothing of his violent behavior.]] The man is clearly not well.
* MindRape: Unleashes a non-supernatural one on Kenshin as part of his plan, by [[spoiler: kidnapping Kaoru and leaving a puppet impaled by his sword in her place, which sends Kenshin ''dangerously'' close to the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* NoSympathyForGrudgeholders: Even though Kenshin believes that his grudge is perfectly understandable, the methods he and his comrades resort to are rather extreme. Kenshin calls him out on these unjustified acts of violence that have resulted in people being injured and nearly losing their lives as Enishi didn't focus on him specifically. At the end though, the two resolve their conflict with a fair duel, which Kenshin is happy to accept.
* ThePowerOfHate: Explains why he's so powerful even before increasing his nerves. According to him, he has hated Kenshin ''so much'' since he killed Tomoe that his brain maintained a constantly active state, even during sleep. He seems to solely ''function'' on that hatred alone.
* PrematurelyGreyHaired: Enishi's hair went white after he witnessed Tomoe's untimely death. When Kenshin sees him for the first time after her death at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi, he has pure white hair and glares at his brother-in-law. It's clear at that point that the experience [[DrivenToMadness knocked several screws loose...]]
* PsychopathicManchild: Has shades of this. Despite how dangerous he is, the way Enishi communicates with his dead sister, his obsession with wanting her to smile (believing he can do anything if she does) and his extreme admiration for her can come off as very childlike.
* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler: He escapes from custody and disappears into the same town Kenshin was at during his HeroicBSOD and meets his father again, though they don't seem to completely recognize each other. He tells Enishi that he will someday leave that place and find new purpose in life.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: Could've He could've killed Kenshin multiple times, but felt that it was better to mentally torment him. [[spoiler: During their final battle, he refuses to kill Kenshin unless it's in a sword duel.]]
* RevengeMyopia
RevengeMyopia: He wants revenge on Kenshin for killing Tomoe's fiancee and destroying her happiness, before killing ''her'' (though by accident) and taking away the only person Enishi loved. However, Tomoe never died hating Kenshin but instead tried to protect him. He doesn't realize the truth until he is given her diary right at the end.
* ReverseGrip: Has this stance during when he starts his strongest ultimate attack.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: He killed his rich Chinese adoptive family for the money ''and'' because he couldn't stand seeing the family's happiness after his own happiness had been taken from him.]]
* SelectiveSlaughter: Can't kill young women [[spoiler:because of [[spoiler: because after what happened to Tomoe.Tomoe, he sees part of her in every young woman. It's what keeps Kaoru alive.]]
* TheSociopath: He has a lack of empathy for ''anyone'', including his own sister's feelings. SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: This trait carries over to adulthood to When he was dying as a child in Shanghai, a wealthy Japanese family saved him from the point brink of death and brought him back to health. According to him, he can't see anyone else happy.''killed'' the family for their huge sum of money and simply because ''he couldn't bear seeing them happy...'']]
* SlasherSmile: Shows a ''really'' terrifying one when he's [[spoiler: about to kill Kaoru after defeating Kenshin.
]]
* SlasherSmile: Shows a really terrifying one when he's [[spoiler: about to kill Kaoru after defeating Kenshin.]]
* TheSyndicate: Was a major Chinese-based crime lord Shanghai-based weapons dealer for a time, but retired as he became such mainly to fund his elaborate revenge scheme against Kenshin. Jinchuu. He has promised his criminal empire organization to his [[TheDragon second-in-command]] second-in-command once that is accomplished.accomplished.
* TalkingToTheDead: Throughout the arc, he is seen conversing with the apparition of Tomoe that lives in his heart. As long as she smiles, he can do anything.



* UngratefulBastard:
** Played for laughs; while [[spoiler: holding Kaoru hostage, Kaoru]] points out that he obviously hasn't been using the kitchen and makes him food for several days, stating that it "takes as much effort to make food for two as it does one". He, on the other hand, finds her cooking disgusting and spares no time pointing this out (yet still eats it).
** Not played for laughs: [[spoiler: When he's taken in by a kind family in Shanghai, he kills them all and steals their fortune.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: A very insane one. As the final battle between him and Kenshin wears on, he's dumbfounded that Kenshin is able to stick to his beliefs despite everything he's done to him. [[spoiler: All it took to send him over the edge was realizing that the apparition of Tomoe in his mind was no longer smiling at him. When Kenshin asks an ArmorPiercingQuestion if she she's still smiling, he completely flips out. It leads to his defeat as he loses the will to fight at a crucial moment in the battle when the image still refuses to smile for him.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Originally had dark hair, but it apparently became white with rage after seeing his sister die.
* {{Yandere}}: Behavior-wise, yes. Unknown about romantic feelings towards Tomoe, though.

to:

* UngratefulBastard:
**
UngratefulBastard: Played for laughs; while [[spoiler: holding Kaoru hostage, Kaoru]] points out that he obviously hasn't been using the kitchen and makes him food for several days, stating that it "takes as much effort to make food for two as it does one". He, on the other hand, He finds her cooking disgusting ''disgusting'' and spares no time pointing this out (yet still eats it).
** Not played * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: All it took to send him over the edge was realizing that the apparition of Tomoe in his mind wasn't smiling at him. When Kenshin asks [[ArmorPiercingQuestion if she's still smiling]], he ''completely'' flips out. It leads to his defeat as he lets go of his sword at a crucial moment in the battle when the image still refuses to smile for laughs: him.]]
* VillainousBSOD:
[[spoiler: When he's taken Enishi ends up in by a kind family the same village Kenshin went to when he fell into despair, he has the same broken look as Kenshin did. Saito even says he is incapable of hurting anyone in Shanghai, he kills them all and steals their fortune.this state. He's a complete wreck.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: A very insane one. As the final battle between him and Kenshin wears on, he's dumbfounded that Kenshin is able to stick to his beliefs despite everything he's done to him. [[spoiler: All it took to send him over the edge was realizing that the apparition of Tomoe in his mind was no longer smiling at him. When Kenshin asks an ArmorPiercingQuestion if she she's still smiling, he completely flips out. It leads to his defeat as he loses the will to fight at a crucial moment in the battle when the image still refuses to smile for him.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Originally had dark hair, but it apparently became white with rage after due to the shock and stress of seeing his sister die.
* {{Yandere}}: Behavior-wise, yes. Unknown about romantic feelings towards Tomoe, though.
die.



* AdaptationalHeroism: In the film he becomes a CompositeCharacter with Hannya, and as such has a few of the man's more noble traits. In addition, many of his own heinous actions are AdaptedOut on account of him having a different role in the film.

to:

* AdaptationalHeroism: In the film film, he becomes a CompositeCharacter with Hannya, and as such has a few of the man's more noble traits. In addition, many of his own heinous actions are AdaptedOut on account of him having a different role in the film.



* BloodKnight: The plotting type, and one that proves how scary it can be when {{Blood Knight}} and {{Evil Genius}} get together. He doesn't like war for it's own sake, but does see it as an opportunity to test his creations against appropriately strong opponents. And if he can make a buck doing it...

to:

* BloodKnight: The plotting type, and one that proves how scary it can be when {{Blood Knight}} and {{Evil Genius}} get together. He doesn't like war for it's its own sake, sake but does see it as an opportunity to test his creations against appropriately strong opponents. And if he can make a buck doing it...



* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:He's burnt to a crisp by Aoshi. With his own oil.]]
* MadArtist: Listen to one of his rants about the functional beauty of his puppets. He even refers to himself as a "Mechanical Artist", thus combining this trope with {{Mad Scientist}} for a truly screwed-up time. Heck, when [[spoiler: Aoshi kills him]] it's while he's trying to get back his [[spoiler: Kaoru]] doll, which he regards as his greatest masterpiece, one that can "rival the creations of god." [[AGodAmI Complex much]]?

to:

* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:He's [[spoiler: He's burnt to a crisp by Aoshi. With his own oil.]]
* MadArtist: Listen to one of his rants about the functional beauty of his puppets. He even refers to himself as a "Mechanical Artist", thus combining this trope with {{Mad Scientist}} for a truly screwed-up time. Heck, when [[spoiler: Aoshi kills him]] it's while he's trying to get back his [[spoiler: Kaoru]] doll, which he regards as his greatest masterpiece, one that can "rival the creations of god." [[AGodAmI Complex much]]?much?]] It's okay though, most people seem to see him as just some weirdo.



* PsychoForHire: A more subtle example. He's not in it for the sadism (although still a factor). But he needs opportunities to test out [[spoiler:the Iwanbou series]] and working for whack-jobs like Enishi provide plenty of them. If a normal {{Psycho for Hire}} sees the job as a way to get off, Gein sees it as a chance for intellectual masturbation. In a way, it's almost worse.
* RazorFloss: When outside of his puppets, he uses their wires as offensive weaponry. He's good enough to slaughter a boatload full of thugs, and give Aoshi a run for his money.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: He's acts as one of Takeda's assassins in the ''Restoration'' manga and fights Saitō who, surprisingly enough, lets him live. The live action film also ends with him crippled by Kenshin but not dead.]]

to:

* PsychoForHire: A more subtle example. He's not in it for the sadism (although still a factor). But he needs opportunities to test out [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the Iwanbou series]] and working for whack-jobs like Enishi provide plenty of them. If a normal {{Psycho for Hire}} sees the job as a way to get off, Gein sees it as a chance for intellectual masturbation. In a way, it's almost kinda worse.
* RazorFloss: When outside of his puppets, he uses their wires as offensive weaponry. He's good enough to slaughter a boatload full of thugs, thugs and give Aoshi a run for his money.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: He's He acts as one of Takeda's assassins in the ''Restoration'' manga and fights Saitō who, surprisingly enough, lets him live. The live action live-action film also ends with him crippled by Kenshin but not dead.]]



* BookEnds: On his first appearence, he thanks Tae for her kindness. [[spoiler: After his defeat he thanks Yahiko and Kenshin for their kindness.]]

to:

* BookEnds: On his first appearence, appearance, he thanks Tae for her kindness. [[spoiler: After his defeat he thanks Yahiko and Kenshin for their kindness.]]



* {{Gonk}}

to:

* {{Gonk}}{{Gonk}}: Being an expy of [[ComicBook/XMen Apocalypse]], he can certainly feel like this.



* NoNonsenseNemesis: Rather than wasting time or playing around, Kujiranami's main tactic is "drop down and shoot them all up". He's also very serious compared to his companions, being even more stern than Gein.

to:

* NoNonsenseNemesis: Rather than wasting time or playing around, Kujiranami's main tactic is "drop down and shoot them all up". He's also very serious compared to his companions, being even more stern sterner than Gein.



* AnimeHair
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: His style in even named the Invincible Jusshiki Style.
* AvengingTheVillain: To Tatsumi, though it's actually an excuse. What he really want is to test his own skills against Kenshin.

to:

* AnimeHair
AnimeHair: Dreadlocks in Meiji-era Japan?
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: His style in is even named the Invincible Jusshiki Style.
* AvengingTheVillain: To Tatsumi, though it's actually an excuse. What he really want wants is to test his own skills against Kenshin.



* BloodKnight

to:

* BloodKnightBloodKnight: He lives to fight, his true motivation for joining the Six Comrades is so he can prove himself against the Battousai.



* GlassCannon: He's strong enough to deal a great deal of damage to Sano, but his tekkou mask the fact that he can't take a hit.
* HighPressureBlood: Makes the mistake of trying to attack Sanosuke once more after receiving his Futae no Kiwami that shattered his new tekkou. He ends up with blood squirting out of his arms' veins and arteries for his trouble.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Not as obvious as Cho, since his dialect is weaker. He does use some Osaka-ben terms (''bochi-bochi'', for instance), and is specifically stated to be from the region in character information from the most recent video games. The fact that he's an idiot is... kind of obvious, really.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: His live action counterpart explicitly crosses himself when he expresses sadness for a dead chicken and Sannosuke later refers to him as such. His black robes make him look like a priest and even the Funamation sponsored clips identify him as one.
* KickTheDog: Slaughters a lot of policemen for fun and even stomps on the unconscious Maekawa (the same guy who was defeated by Raijuta).

to:

* GlassCannon: He's strong enough to deal a great deal of damage to Sano, but his tekkou gauntlets mask the fact that he can't take a hit.
* HighPressureBlood: Makes the mistake of trying to attack Sanosuke once more after receiving his Futae no Kiwami that shattered his new tekkou.gauntlets. He ends up with blood squirting out of his arms' veins and arteries for his trouble.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Not as obvious as Cho, since his dialect is weaker. He does use some Osaka-ben terms (''bochi-bochi'', for instance), and is specifically stated to be from the region in character information from the most recent video games. The fact that he's an idiot is... kind of obvious, really.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: His live action live-action counterpart explicitly crosses himself when he expresses sadness for a dead chicken and Sannosuke later refers to him as such. His black robes make him look like a priest and even the Funamation sponsored clips identify him as one.
* KickTheDog: Slaughters Incapacitates a lot of dojo students and policemen for fun and even stomps on the unconscious Maekawa (the same guy who was defeated by Raijuta).



* SlasherSmile

to:

* SlasherSmileSlasherSmile: Sports one many times, ''especially' when he's fighting.



* TooDumbToLive: In the ''Restoration'' manga, he once again fights and loses to Sanosuke after his liquid armor fails against the latter's punches. So he covers ''himself'' in the liquid...only to realize he can't move.

to:

* TooDumbToLive: In the ''Restoration'' manga, he once again fights and loses to Sanosuke after his liquid armor fails against the latter's punches. So he covers ''himself'' in the liquid...only to realize he can't move. Way to go, idiot.



* ForTheEvulz

to:

* ForTheEvulzForTheEvulz: He likes killing for the fun of it, his friend's death is merely an excuse to satiate his bloodlust.



* BerserkButton: Don't you even dare to call him freak or monster or just insult his clan. The fact that Saito trolled him on this lead to his VillainousBreakdown.

to:

* BerserkButton: Don't you even dare to ''dare'' call him freak or a freak, monster or just insult his clan. The fact that Saito trolled him on this lead to his VillainousBreakdown.



* {{Determinator}}: Gets impaled in his arm with a katana. His reaction? ''Twist it'' so that it'll serve as a crutch to hold his arm.

to:

* {{Determinator}}: Gets His arm gets impaled in his arm with a katana. His reaction? ''Twist it'' so that it'll serve as a crutch to hold his arm.



* TheDarkChick: The weirdest of the gang, for both the Six Comrades and the Yaminobu.

to:

* TheDarkChick: The weirdest of the gang, for both the Six Comrades and the Yaminobu. And that's saying something, considering the Six Comrades has an ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} expy and a BadassGrandpa who doubles as a MadArtist



* {{Ninja}}: He doesn't even show himself often too boot because of his appearence.

to:

* {{Ninja}}: He doesn't even show himself often too boot because of his appearence.appearance.



* VillainousBreakdown: Flies into a murderous rage when Saito insults him, then that rage turns into desperation when Saito stabs his arm. Finally he simply crumbles in a fetal position and cries as Kenshin spares him.
* VillainousValor: Became a ninja in order to help his starving clan so that they can have a decent life. After his defeat Kenshin suggest him to give up his life as a shinobi and help them instead.

to:

* VillainousBreakdown: Flies into a murderous rage when Saito insults him, then that rage turns into desperation when Saito stabs his arm. Finally Finally, he simply crumbles in a fetal position and cries as Kenshin spares him.
* VillainousValor: Became a ninja in order to help his starving clan so that they can have a decent life. After his defeat Kenshin suggest him to suggests that he should give up his life as a shinobi and help them instead.



* TheWorfEffect: Or the Saito Effect, as you wish.

to:

* TheWorfEffect: Or the Saito Effect, as you wish. Either way, it gets messy.



A Chinese crime lord, he's Enishi's number two in the organization. He's, however, not interested in his revenge, but he only wants to control the organization.

to:

A Chinese crime lord, he's lord and Enishi's number two in the organization. He's, however, However, he's not interested in his revenge, but he only wants to control the organization.



* {{Expy}}: A SmugSnake who hides behind stronger men and gets his jaw crushed in the end. Essentially a Chinese Takeda Kanryu.

to:

* {{Expy}}: A SmugSnake who hides behind stronger men and gets his jaw crushed in the end. Essentially a Chinese Takeda Kanryu.Kanryu who deals with weapons instead of opium.



* CurbStompBattle: They last roughly two chapters each.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Suzaku manages to block and imitate every single one of Aoshi's Kodachi Nitoryuu techniques, even his Kaiten Kenbu Rokuren, but is suddenly taked by surprise and defeated when Aoshi decides to kick his fat ass with Kenpo instead.

to:

* CurbStompBattle: They last roughly two chapters one chapter each.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Suzaku manages to block and imitate every single one of Aoshi's Kodachi Nitoryuu techniques, even his Kaiten Kenbu Rokuren, but is suddenly taked taken by surprise and defeated when Aoshi decides to kick his fat ass with Kenpo instead.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of Byakko's many combination (whose name sounds like "repelling the invader") has him hitting while giving the middle finger at the same time.

to:

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of Byakko's many combination combinations (whose name sounds like "repelling the invader") has him hitting while giving the middle finger at the same time.



* PsychoForHire

to:

* PsychoForHirePsychoForHire: Literal bodyguards for hire and they seem to have a mean streak too...



* SmallNameBigEgo: They claim to be really powerful. They're wrong. So so wrong...
* TattooedCrook: The only way to tell them apart are the tattoos on the sides of their heads. Seiryuu has scales, Suzaku has feather, Byakko has stripes and Genbu has an hexagonal turtle shell. They also have the kanji for their names on their foreheads.

to:

* SmallNameBigEgo: They claim to be really powerful. They're wrong. So ''So so wrong...
wrong...''
* TattooedCrook: The only way to tell them apart are the tattoos on the sides of their heads. Seiryuu has scales, Suzaku has a feather, Byakko has stripes and Genbu has an a hexagonal turtle shell. They also have the kanji for their names on their foreheads.



* TheWorfEffect: Even the author admitted that he made them as tailored, anticlimatic bosses so that Kenshin's companions would have something to do in the final battle.

to:

* TheWorfEffect: Even the author admitted that he made them as tailored, anticlimatic anticlimactic bosses so that Kenshin's companions would have something to do in the final battle.
20th Jan '18 1:57:50 PM DrPsyche
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BareFistedMonk: He's a brawler through and through but this is played up much more in the live action films. He fights exclusively with his fists and is a Christian Priest.
9th Dec '17 6:54:58 AM SeptimusHeap
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Expy}}: Visually resembles [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Apocalypse]]

to:

* {{Expy}}: Visually resembles [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Apocalypse]]
29th Nov '17 4:10:20 PM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The brother of Yukishiro Tomoe and the primary antagonist of the Jinchuu arc, the last major story arc of the manga. Enishi wants revenge against Kenshin since [[spoiler:Kenshin killed Tomoe]].

to:

The brother of Yukishiro Tomoe and the primary antagonist of the Jinchuu arc, the last major story arc of the manga. Enishi wants revenge against Kenshin since [[spoiler:Kenshin Kenshin killed Tomoe]].Tomoe.



The last remaining descendant of a small group of people who mastered the art of mechanics in the Middle Ages. He creates puppet like suits out of corpses, [[spoiler:most notably the Iwanbou series]]. He is actually an old man yet he is very strong due to controlling his heavy puppets for so long. The diamond edged steel wires he uses (Zankosen) to control his puppets can also be used as a weapon as they are sharp enough to cut flesh and break bone. Gein just wants to test out his creations and needs to be around men of battle to do it since according to him, the forefront of technology is always in battle.

to:

The last remaining descendant of a small group of people who mastered the art of mechanics in the Middle Ages. He creates puppet like suits out of corpses, [[spoiler:most most notably the Iwanbou series]].series. He is actually an old man yet he is very strong due to controlling his heavy puppets for so long. The diamond edged steel wires he uses (Zankosen) to control his puppets can also be used as a weapon as they are sharp enough to cut flesh and break bone. Gein just wants to test out his creations and needs to be around men of battle to do it since according to him, the forefront of technology is always in battle.
27th Oct '17 6:22:17 PM Owlorange1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CompositeCharacter: In the films, he is a disfigured ninja like Hannya, and he is a ''kodachi''-wielding enforcer of Kanryu like Aoshi.

to:

* CompositeCharacter: In the films, he is a disfigured ninja like Hannya, and he is a ''kodachi''-wielding enforcer of Kanryu like Aoshi. His general appearance(lithe, muscular, light-haired) closely mimics Enishi's.
This list shows the last 10 events of 73. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Characters.RurouniKenshinTheSixComrades