History Characters / UsagiYojimbo

13th Jun '17 8:15:27 PM zarpaulus
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* BloodbathVillainOrigin

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* BloodbathVillainOriginBloodbathVillainOrigin: "The Darkness and the Soul". His first incarnation was a Buddhist monk who made a pact with dark Gods to cure a sick noblewoman whose father threatened to raze his monastery if she wasn't cured. Then he was possessed and butchered the other monks himself.
27th May '17 7:35:09 AM LBHills
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* BashBrothers: Often with MrViceGuy Gen.
** Any appearances in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 has him be this to Leonardo. It helps they have the same weapons and that Usagi's just a more cynical version of him.

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* BashBrothers: Often Most often with MrViceGuy Gen.
** Any appearances in
Gen, but he has developed similar relationships over time with Katsuichi, Jotaro, Tomoe, and (in crossovers with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 has him be this to Leonardo. It helps they have the same weapons and that Usagi's just a more cynical version of him.Turtles) Leonardo.



-->'''Chizu''': Of course you can...but you never do.

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-->'''Chizu''': Of course you can... but you never do.



* ShipTease: With Usagi. [[spoiler:By the time of "The Mother of Mountains", they became actual lovers, though Usagi's travels and Tomoe's upcoming arranged marriage have made the future of such a relationship iffy.]] .

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* ShipTease: WillTheyOrWontThey: With Usagi. [[spoiler:By the time of "The Mother of Mountains", they became actual have discreetly become lovers, though Usagi's travels and Tomoe's upcoming arranged marriage have made the future of such a relationship iffy.]] .
27th May '17 7:30:54 AM LBHills
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* DarkIsEvil: He doesn't just wear black clothes; whenever he gets his hands on a blade ''it immediately turns black''.
* FateWorseThanDeath: being stabbed by his spear--or later, sword--is shown to be agonizing, and it's implied that if he kills you with it your soul is destroyed.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
** ProphetEyes: They often seem blank white.

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* DarkIsEvil: He doesn't just wear black clothes; whenever he gets his hands on In a reference to the oft-repeated maxim 'the sword is the soul of the samurai', any blade ''it that Jei 'consecrates' immediately turns black''.
black. He also favors plain black kimonos, a style ordinarily worn only by monks.
* FateWorseThanDeath: being Being stabbed by his spear--or later, sword--is shown to be agonizing, and it's implied that if he kills you with it your soul is destroyed.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
** ProphetEyes: They often seem blank white.
destroyed.



* KnightTemplar

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* KnightTemplarKnightTemplar: He's on a mission to eradicate evil. His definition of 'evil' is worrying.



* MilkyWhiteEyes

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* MilkyWhiteEyesMilkyWhiteEyes: Or GlowingEyesOfDoom - it's hard to tell in a comic.
** ProphetEyes: He does have the power to 'see' souls... although he usually doesn't like what he sees.



* CheerfulChild
* CreepyChild

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* CheerfulChild
CheerfulChild: Keiko is instinctively nice to those around her.
* CreepyChildCreepyChild: Her obliviousness to horror makes her unsettling.
* TheFace: Jei (who isn't much of a people person) sometimes sends her as an emissary.



* StepfordSmiler
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed

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* StepfordSmiler
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed
WhereIWasBornAndRazed: She dwelt with her old grandfather in an isolated hut. The place burnt to the ground shortly after his death, and she - left with nothing in the world but the clothes on her back - followed Jei, who had avenged her grandfather's death.



* WeaponOfChoice: Twin kama

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* WeaponOfChoice: Twin kama
kama.
27th May '17 7:18:13 AM LBHills
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Mostly. He is still a child.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Mostly. He Unlike most of the lords of Japan (who tend to be either [[RuleOfDrama treacherous, tyrannical or terminally ill)]], Noriyuki is still a child.level-headed and honorable young man who is concerned with justice, honor, and the welfare of his people.
27th May '17 7:10:44 AM LBHills
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Iké had one surviving child, a son. Motokazu was raised as a peasant, but after his father's death he was accepted into the samurai class and promised an eventual place in Lord Noriyuki's court. In later volumes he appears as a page, since he's not yet old enough to take up his father's swords.

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Iké had one surviving child, a son. Motokazu was raised as a peasant, but after his father's death he was accepted into the samurai class and promised an eventual place in Lord Noriyuki's court. In later volumes he appears as a page, since he's not yet old enough to take up his father's swords.
27th May '17 7:10:10 AM LBHills
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* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Usagi start out this way.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Usagi start out this way.
have become good buddies, but barbed comments and minor pranks are part of the relationship.
13th May '17 11:22:13 PM LBHills
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* TheQuietOne: Yagi is stoic, but his son hardly ever speaks at all. He's said "goodbye" once to Usagi, and again (much later in the series) to Jotaro.
* ShadowArchetype: Yagi is a darker character than Usagi - like him, a perpetual wanderer, but one more obsessed with punishing evil men than in defending innocents. The endearing, close relationship Yagi has with Gorogoro also contrasts with Usagi's fond but uncomfortable (and intermittent) relationship with Jotaro.



* TheSpeechless: Gorogoro seems this way for a long time. Subverted at the very end of his third appearance.



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Gorogoro has killed men, if only in self-defense.



* WorthyOpponent: He feels this way to Katsuichi, one of the few to ever defeat him. During their final battle Katsuichi clearly reciprocates [[spoiler:giving him a respectable funeral, and even stating that it was only luck that allowed him to triumph]]

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* WorthyOpponent: He feels this way to Katsuichi, one of the few to ever defeat him. During their final battle Katsuichi clearly reciprocates [[spoiler:giving him a respectable funeral, and even stating that it was only luck that allowed him to triumph]]
triumph.]]
11th May '17 1:30:22 PM DrPsyche
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* PetTheDog: He declares Keiko to be innocent and saves her from some bandits. Of all the characters she's the only one he seems to have any affection for, though she's pointedly not a MoralityPet. Originally [[spoiler:he was supposed to steal her body for a new host but the author changed plans]] playing this trope straight.
6th May '17 7:36:11 AM moloch
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the first stories where he appears it's left ambiguous whether he's an actual supernatural entity or just a homicidal madman who happens to be good with a spear.
** Later we learn that he's really a demon [[BodySurf possessing host bodies]].

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the first stories where he appears it's left ambiguous whether he's an actual supernatural entity or just a homicidal madman who happens to be good with a spear.
** Later
spear. This doesn't last too long though - later we learn that he's he really is a demon - [[BodySurf possessing innocent host bodies]].
30th Apr '17 3:07:37 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: To ToshiroMifune.

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* ShoutOut: To ToshiroMifune.
Creator/ToshiroMifune.
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