History Characters / SangatsuNoLion

11th Jan '17 9:33:53 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Hina. Despite his meek exterior, Rei consistently acts to protect and console Hina, including getting in the way of boys who try to flirt with her, and following her on a school trip to console her when she's having a hard time. When Misaki questions whether Rei's fiercely protective attitude towards Hina might be romantic, Akari replies that she thinks its this trope due to a familial love towards the entire Kawamoto family that transcends romantic attraction. [[spoiler: Only a handful of chapters later, Akari's theory is proven very, very wrong.]]



* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Hina. Despite his meek exterior, Rei consistently acts to protect and console Hina, including getting in the way of boys who try to flirt with her, and following her on a school trip to console her when she's having a hard time. When Misaki questions whether Rei's fiercely protective attitude towards Hina might be romantic, Akari replies that she thinks its this trope due to a familial love towards the entire Kawamoto family that transcends romantic attraction. [[spoiler: Only a handful of chapters later, Akari's theory is proven very, very wrong.]]

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Hina. Despite his meek exterior, Rei consistently acts CharacterDevelopment: As he comes to protect and console Hina, including getting in the way of boys who try to flirt interact with her, and following her on a school trip to console her when she's having a hard time. When Misaki questions whether Rei's fiercely protective attitude towards Hina might be romantic, Akari replies that she thinks its this trope due to a familial love towards the entire world around him (especially with regards to the Kawamoto family that transcends romantic attraction. [[spoiler: Only family), he comes to understand a handful lot of chapters later, Akari's theory is proven very, very wrong.]]his negative thought processes and gradually changes his outlook on aspects of his life.



* CharacterDevelopment: As he comes to interact with the world around him (especially with regards to the Kawamoto family), he comes to understand a lot of his negative thought processes and gradually changes his outlook on aspects of his life.



* NerdsAreInnocent: He's mostly a bookworm and singularly-focused on shogi, so he doesn't understand any of the implications involved in hanging out at a house entirely populated by young girls, nor why anyone freaks out about it.



* NerdsAreInnocent: He's mostly a bookworm and singularly-focused on shogi, so he doesn't understand any of the implications involved in hanging out at a house entirely populated by young girls, nor why anyone freaks out about it.
* TheUnfavourite: Due to the story lacking a narrator until Rei himself takes the mantle at the end of Chapter 1, Rei's initial recollections of his childhood earlier in the same chapter are presented in a way that leads readers into believing that he was the least favored of the three children raised by Kouda, as Rei recalls images of what looks like him and his progress in shogi being neglected in favor of attending to the other two children. [[spoiler:However, a series of more detailed flashbacks later invert this perception and reveal that Rei himself became the favorite through being the best of the three in shogi, and that the other two were not given as much attention as him.]]




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* TheUnfavourite: Due to the story lacking a narrator until Rei himself takes the mantle at the end of Chapter 1, Rei's initial recollections of his childhood earlier in the same chapter are presented in a way that leads readers into believing that he was the least favored of the three children raised by Kouda, as Rei recalls images of what looks like him and his progress in shogi being neglected in favor of attending to the other two children. [[spoiler:However, a series of more detailed flashbacks later invert this perception and reveal that Rei himself became the favorite through being the best of the three in shogi, and that the other two were not given as much attention as him.]]
31st Dec '16 12:22:36 PM Bakazuki
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The father of the Kawamoto sisters. He left his wife and daughters when Momo was just a baby for another woman. After having a child with his new wife and his wife then falling ill, he took on a mistress. Losing his job and apartment, he comes back to see his daughters in the hopes that he can basically get them to support him and take care of his wife and daughter for him.



The father of the Kawamoto sisters. He left his wife and daughters when Momo was just a baby for another woman. After having a child with his new wife and his wife then falling ill, he took on a mistress. Losing his job and apartment, he comes back to see his daughters in the hopes that he can basically get them to support him and take care of his wife and daughter for him.
23rd Dec '16 10:07:44 AM Lyner
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The father of the Kawamoto sisters. He left his wife and daughters when Momo was just a baby for another woman. After having a child with his new wife and his wife then falling ill, he took on a mistress. Losing his job and apartment, he comes back to see his daughters in the hopes that he can basically get them to support him and take care of his wife and daughter while he pursues his mistress.

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The father of the Kawamoto sisters. He left his wife and daughters when Momo was just a baby for another woman. After having a child with his new wife and his wife then falling ill, he took on a mistress. Losing his job and apartment, he comes back to see his daughters in the hopes that he can basically get them to support him and take care of his wife and daughter while he pursues for him.
* ConsummateLiar: A great liar who's spent much of
his mistress.known life getting by on falsehood and manipulations designed to force people to sympathize with him no matter what he's done. As Akari mentions to him, he's becomes so good at obfuscating the truth for his own benefit that he's managed to convince himself of a number of his lies.
23rd Dec '16 10:00:09 AM Lyner
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!Seijirou
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The father of the Kawamoto sisters. He left his wife and daughters when Momo was just a baby for another woman. After having a child with his new wife and his wife then falling ill, he took on a mistress. Losing his job and apartment, he comes back to see his daughters in the hopes that he can basically get them to support him and take care of his wife and daughter while he pursues his mistress.
* ManipulativeBastard: Seijirou is supposedly an expert at manipulation, frankly thinking little beyond his immediate goals but brilliant at using shallow words to trick people into thinking the way he wants them to think, so that he can use them to satisfy his immediate desires/needs. In a way, this is why Rei is his greatest enemy, because as he says Rei has been dealing for years with old men with even more skill and foresight at manipulating opponents into doing what they want, and he only made it to his current level by learning to fight such tricks and push through. Not to mention that along with his ability to endure any amount of manipulation he also has a number of friends and connections in high places.
* NeverMyFault: One major characteristic. Seijirou constantly comes up with stories and lies to explain why his actions were either the unfortunate way things turned out or a result of someone else's wrongdoing. As Akari tells him, he's become so skilled at explaining away his guilt that he's managed to convince himself as well.
23rd Dec '16 9:37:52 AM Lyner
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* Determinator: When her friend is being ruthlessly bullied in class, everyone else diverts their gaze to avoid suffering the same fate, but Hina remains steadfast by her side until the day she finally moves to escape the trauma. When she becomes the next victim, she remains steadfast and strong, refusing to give in to their constant harassment. At the very start of the arc in chapter 52, she sobbingly declares that she'll never regret her actions because she knows she wasn't wrong.
23rd Dec '16 9:30:12 AM Lyner
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* [[spoiler:ObliviousToLove: later on, around the time she enters his high school, Rei falls in love with Hina, but she remains completely oblivious. He even declares his intent to marry her in front of her deadbeat father, but after her initial freak-out she writes it off as him heroically "putting on an act" to get rid of her dad.]]

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* [[spoiler:ObliviousToLove: later [[spoiler:ObliviousToLove]]: [[spoiler:later on, around the time she enters his high school, Rei falls in love with Hina, but she remains completely oblivious. He even declares his intent to marry her in front of her deadbeat father, but after her initial freak-out she writes it off as him heroically "putting on an act" to get rid of her dad.]]
23rd Dec '16 9:29:32 AM Lyner
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* [[spoiler:ObliviousToLove: later on, around the time she enters his high school, Rei falls in love with Hina, but she remains completely oblivious. He even declares his intent to marry her in front of her deadbeat father, but after her initial freak-out she writes it off as him heroically "putting on an act" to get rid of her dad.]]
18th Nov '16 2:32:38 AM Bakazuki
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* ExtremeDoormat: Rei is lacking in the ability to stand up for himself, a trait which is especially exaggerated when it comes to Kyouko, who regularly belittles him and even attempts to manipulate him into losing by providing sob stories about his opponents. It's heavily implies that he acts this way towards Kyouko because he feels guilty for "stealing" her family.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Rei is lacking in the ability to stand up for himself, a trait which is especially exaggerated when it comes to Kyouko, who regularly belittles him and even attempts to manipulate him into losing by providing sob stories about his opponents. It's heavily implies implied that he acts this way towards Kyouko because he feels guilty both guilt for "stealing" her family.family and some measure of affection toward her.
16th Nov '16 10:51:11 AM mooshimanx
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* DitzyGenius: Rei is generally intelligent, a genius when it comes to shogi, and more often than not, moments where he comes off awkwardly are simply due to his introverted nature. However, sometimes he will display a shocking lack of common sense - for example, at one point, Rei goes on the internet to figure out how to register getting engaged with the government. When he discovers the government doesn't keep track of such things, he rails about the state of society. Not to mention the fact that he was looking this up was [[spoiler:because he announced his intent to marry Hina, a first-year high school student, without having mentioned his interest in her at all prior to this. He also later fails ot understand why people are shocked by his proposal.]]

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* DitzyGenius: Rei is generally intelligent, a genius when it comes to shogi, and more often than not, moments where he comes off awkwardly are simply due to his introverted nature. However, sometimes he will display a shocking lack of common sense - for example, at one point, Rei goes on the internet to figure out how to register getting engaged with the government. When he discovers the government doesn't keep track of such things, he rails about the state of society. Not to mention the fact that he was looking this up was [[spoiler:because he announced his intent to marry Hina, a first-year high school student, without having mentioned his interest in her at all prior to this. He also later fails ot to understand why people are shocked by his proposal.]]



* ExtremeDoormat: Rei is a bit lacking in the ability to stand up for himself, especially when it comes to Kyouko, who regularly belittles him and attempts to manipulate him into losing. His narrative heavily implies it's because of his affections toward her.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Rei is a bit lacking in the ability to stand up for himself, a trait which is especially exaggerated when it comes to Kyouko, who regularly belittles him and even attempts to manipulate him into losing. His narrative losing by providing sob stories about his opponents. It's heavily implies it's that he acts this way towards Kyouko because of his affections toward her.he feels guilty for "stealing" her family.
16th Nov '16 10:46:02 AM mooshimanx
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Hina. Despite his meek exterior, Rei consistently acts to protect and console Hina, including getting in the way of boys who try to flirt with her, and following her on a school trip to console her when she's having a hard time. When Misaki questions whether Rei's fiercely protective attitude towards Hina might be romantic, Akari replies that she thinks its this trope due to a familial love towards the entire Kawamoto family that transcends romantic attraction. [[spoiler: Only a handful of chapters later, Akari's theory is proven very, very wrong.]]



* CharacterDevelopment: As he comes to interact with the world around him (especially with regards to the Kawamoto family), he comes to understand a lot of his negative thought processes and gradually changes his outlook on aspects of his life.
* DitzyGenius: Rei is generally intelligent, a genius when it comes to shogi, and more often than not, moments where he comes off awkwardly are simply due to his introverted nature. However, sometimes he will display a shocking lack of common sense - for example, at one point, Rei goes on the internet to figure out how to register getting engaged with the government. When he discovers the government doesn't keep track of such things, he rails about the state of society. Not to mention the fact that he was looking this up was [[spoiler:because he announced his intent to marry Hina, a first-year high school student, without having mentioned his interest in her at all prior to this. He also later fails ot understand why people are shocked by his proposal.]]



* FamilyOfChoice: Technically twice, but his relationship with the Kawamoto family fits the trope to a tee. While Rei does make an active decision to choose to join the Kouda household, it doesn't necessarily fit the trope since they lack the true bonds inherent in a family.
* FriendlessBackground: Rei has never had much in the way of friends, and indeed, even as a young child, his status as a shogi prodigy led him to interact solely with adults and not other people his own age. Of course, Rei's incapability of making friends is informed by the fact that Rei is the [[UnreliableNarrator point-of-view character]] and his own outlook on his life.



* TheMatchmaker: For Akari. Someji expresses concern to Rei that because Akari was thrust into the role of a ParentalSubstitute to her sisters (one of which is still a preschooler) she will never get to live her own life. Rei decides he's going to look for suitable candidates amongst his peer group.



* NoSocialSkills: Rei isn't particularly good at socializing with people, especially at school. He opts out of class events, and makes no visible effort to make friends with any of his classmates during his spare time at school. Hayashida is about the only person he has conversations with at school on a regular basis, and even then, they tend to get fairly one-sided.

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* NoSocialSkills: Rei isn't particularly good at socializing with people, especially at school. He opts out of class events, and makes no visible effort to make friends with any of his classmates during his spare time at school. Hayashida is about the only person he has conversations with at school on a regular basis, and even then, they tend to get fairly one-sided. He gets better as the series progresses, although he's still prone to failing to understand various social norms.
* NerdsAreInnocent: He's mostly a bookworm and singularly-focused on shogi, so he doesn't understand any of the implications involved in hanging out at a house entirely populated by young girls, nor why anyone freaks out about it.
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