History Characters / RurouniKenshinTheTenSwords

15th Jul '17 10:16:49 AM nombretomado
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* VictoriousLoser: As the narration in the manga reminds us, his nightmarish dream of Japan reborn as a brutal, fascist and Darwinist military dictatorship would go on to [[ImperialJapan bear cruel fruit in the future]], while Kenshin's ideal of peace would not become reality until after WorldWarII. But hey, at least it took longer than it would have otherwise, and he didn't live long enough to be the one running the show.

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* VictoriousLoser: As the narration in the manga reminds us, his nightmarish dream of Japan reborn as a brutal, fascist and Darwinist military dictatorship would go on to [[ImperialJapan bear cruel fruit in the future]], while Kenshin's ideal of peace would not become reality until after WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. But hey, at least it took longer than it would have otherwise, and he didn't live long enough to be the one running the show.
16th Jun '17 6:39:13 PM IKEZE-KISAMA
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* AdaptationalBadass: Since the less realistic urumi is removed from the live action films, his main weapon is his Renbatō which he manages to wield with a ferocity not seen in the original. It's especially notable because Kenshin shattered the Renbatō easily with his sheath in the anime while in the live action films he's unable to do that because of the scissors like design of the blades.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Since the less realistic urumi Hakujin no Tachi is removed from the live action films, his main weapon is his Renbatō which he manages to wield with a ferocity not seen in the original. It's especially notable because Kenshin shattered the Renbatō easily with his sheath in the anime while in the live action films he's unable to do that because of the scissors like design of the blades.



* BifurcatedWeapon: His Renbatō is a two bladed katana composed by Chō's two katana merged together. According to him, the wounds it leaves are difficult to patch up and dangerous.

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* BifurcatedWeapon: His Renbatō is a two bladed katana composed by Chō's two katana merged together. According It is more lethal than it looks cool; according to him, the wounds it leaves inflicts are difficult to patch up and dangerous.meant for the purpose of inevitable death of the opponent.



* WhipSword: His urumi.

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* WhipSword: His urumi.Hakujin no Tachi, an elongated katana made from an experiment of stretching out a typical piece of sword steel just to see how long its edge can get. As the result of this, not only is it far reaching and dangerously fluid when swung, but its pullback allows for it to snare into an unsuspecting opponent if an initial attack is avoided.
16th Jun '17 6:30:19 PM IKEZE-KISAMA
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* GentleGiant: Subverted on the giant part. Anji is very tall but he used to be rather scrawny, and bulked up ''after'' his FaithHeelTurn.

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* GentleGiant: Subverted on the giant part. Anji is very tall but he used to be rather scrawny, and bulked up ''after'' his FaithHeelTurn. He's gentle- Until force is needed on his end.



* [[spoiler:KnightTemplar: The worst side of him and that which is expected of Anji's fate if he continues his path of a savior by destruction. Answered in the face of an inquisitive Sano, Anji will go on destroying and challenging those who do not share the same views as him for his ideals and utopian world. This even goes for Shishio if his future world does not match up with him either.]]



* NoPlaceForMeThere: Anji wants to purify the world of evil and corruption, stating that he'll even take on Shishio if his new world doesn't live up to Anji's standards.
%%* PapaWolf: Deconstructed. It is not played as heroic or noble to become a murderous lieutenant out of grief, but by god [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds do we sympathize with him]].

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* NoPlaceForMeThere: Anji wants to purify the world of evil and corruption, stating that he'll even take on Shishio if his new world doesn't live up to Anji's standards.
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PapaWolf: Nastily Deconstructed. It is not played as heroic or noble to become a murderous lieutenant out of grief, but by god [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds do we sympathize with him]].
11th May '17 5:45:12 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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%%* MsFanservice

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%%* MsFanservice* MsFanservice: Then again, she is a former courtesan.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The anime gives her purple hair.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The anime OVA gives her purple hair.
8th May '17 9:40:29 AM creader
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[[Characters/RurouniKenshin Back to main.]]

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[[Characters/RurouniKenshin Back to main.]][[center: [-[[Characters/RurouniKenshin Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/RurouniKenshinMainCharacters Main Characters]] | [[Characters/RurouniKenshinSupportingCharacters Supporting Characters]] | [[Characters/RurouniKenshinRivalsAndVillains Rivals and Minor Villains]] | [[Characters/RurouniKenshinTheMeijiGovernment The Meiji Government]] | [[Characters/RurouniKenshinOniwabanshu Oniwabanshu]] | '''The Ten Swords / Juppongatana''' | [[Characters/RurouniKenshinTheSixComrades The Six Comrades]] | [[Characters/RurouniKenshinAnimeOnlyCharacters Anime Only Characters]] | [[Characters/RurouniKenshinMangaOnlyCharacters Manga Only Characters]]]]-]
20th Apr '17 10:44:11 AM creader
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* EvilCounterpart: To Kaoru. Both are the main love interest of swordsmen known as ''Battousai'' and act as some kind of emotional support to them (Kaoru acts as a LivingEmotionalCrutch and MoralityChain to Kaoru, Yumi acts as a MoralityPet to Shishio). They both feel useless when it comes to helping their love interest. However, Yumi supports Shishio's plan to destroy Meiji government and create Japan as a proud warrior race type of country; Kaoru (who is growing out of her naivety), recognizes the flaws of the government, but refuses to fix it with bloodshed.

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* EvilCounterpart: To Kaoru. Both are the main love interest of swordsmen known as ''Battousai'' and act as some kind of emotional support to them (Kaoru acts as a LivingEmotionalCrutch and MoralityChain to Kaoru, Kenshin, Yumi acts as a MoralityPet to Shishio). They both feel useless when it comes to helping their love interest. However, Yumi supports Shishio's plan to destroy Meiji government and create Japan as a proud warrior race type of country; Kaoru (who is growing out of her naivety), recognizes the flaws of the government, but refuses to fix it with bloodshed.
31st Mar '17 12:03:09 AM ShiroAkuma
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* AdaptationalBadass: Since the less realistic urumi is removed from the live action films, his mind weapon is his Renbatō which he manages to wield with a ferocity not seen in the original. It's especially notable because Kenshin shattered the Renbatō easily with his sheath in the anime while in the live action films he's unable to do that because of the scissors like design of the blades.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Since the less realistic urumi is removed from the live action films, his mind main weapon is his Renbatō which he manages to wield with a ferocity not seen in the original. It's especially notable because Kenshin shattered the Renbatō easily with his sheath in the anime while in the live action films he's unable to do that because of the scissors like design of the blades.
26th Mar '17 1:26:34 PM nombretomado
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Or "A Japanese Fascist By Any Other Name". Not helped by the fact that while he [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] the excesses and ambitions of ImperialJapan, he also harkens back imagery of the notorious OdaNobunaga (even setting up headquarters in Mt. Hiei, the very site of Nobunaga's most infamous massacres). And while Nobunaga was reputed as the ''dairokuten maou'' (lit. "Demon King of the Sixth Heaven"), [[spoiler: Shishio has set out to conquer hell after dying, and seems to be succeeding]].

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Or "A Japanese Fascist By Any Other Name". Not helped by the fact that while he [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] the excesses and ambitions of ImperialJapan, he also harkens back imagery of the notorious OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga (even setting up headquarters in Mt. Hiei, the very site of Nobunaga's most infamous massacres). And while Nobunaga was reputed as the ''dairokuten maou'' (lit. "Demon King of the Sixth Heaven"), [[spoiler: Shishio has set out to conquer hell after dying, and seems to be succeeding]].
8th Mar '17 8:15:31 PM SoapheadChurch
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* ManOfWealthAndTaste: His suit.

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* ManOfWealthAndTaste: His suit. It is supposed to evoke the fancy European style popular with Meiji-era officials, but Watsuki was unsatisfied with the result.



* PsychoSupporter

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* PsychoSupporterPsychoSupporter: His devotion to Shishio borders on the patently insane, to the extent that he has a total mental breakdown when Shishio is defeated. {{Fanon}} suggests that his "baptism" left him brain damaged, but he was hardly the picture of sanity beforehand.



* SmugSnake

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* SmugSnakeSmugSnake: His confidence in Shishio's power and his HonorBeforeReason philosophy make him haughtier than he really ought to be. His repeated underestimation of Kenshin bites him in the ass several times, but he never learns his lesson.



* WickedCultured

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* WickedCulturedWickedCultured: His dandy-fied fashion sense and his frequent sipping of fancy wine is a dead giveaway.
6th Mar '17 2:09:43 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* HeWhoMustNotBeNamed: By the Ashitaro side story, saying his name or having any connections to his criminal empire can get a person thrown in jail for life since the Meiji government is hell bent on making erasing Shishio's name from history.
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