History Characters / UsagiYojimbo

12th Mar '17 11:25:41 AM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Of MiyamotoMusashi.

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* {{Expy}}: Of MiyamotoMusashi.UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi.



* ShoutOut: His name "Miyamoto Usagi" is one to the famed samurai/ronin/author of ''The Book of Five Rings'', MiyamotoMusashi. He also often uses both swords at once during some fights, a style Musashi is famous for inventing/popularizing and something no other character in the comic does.

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* ShoutOut: His name "Miyamoto Usagi" is one to the famed samurai/ronin/author of ''The Book of Five Rings'', MiyamotoMusashi.UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi. He also often uses both swords at once during some fights, a style Musashi is famous for inventing/popularizing and something no other character in the comic does.
19th Feb '17 7:58:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheHunter: In the case of wizards, he's a HunterOfHisOwnKind.

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* TheHunter: HunterOfMonsters: In the case of wizards, he's a HunterOfHisOwnKind.
3rd Jan '17 6:14:55 PM Wyldchyld
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* ChickMagnet: He's a [[NiceGuy kindhearted,]] sword wielding {{badass}}. Plenty of the ladies have noticed.

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* ChickMagnet: He's a [[NiceGuy kindhearted,]] sword wielding {{badass}}.badass. Plenty of the ladies have noticed.



* FriendToAllChildren[=/=]FriendToAllLivingThings: Usagi ''always'' gets along famously with most of the children he interacts with, usually the kids of those he's a guest of for the night, and is unusually nice to the dino lizards that litter the setting.

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* FriendToAllChildren[=/=]FriendToAllLivingThings: FriendToAllChildren: Usagi ''always'' gets along famously with most of the children he interacts with, usually the kids of those he's a guest of for the night, and is unusually nice to the dino lizards that litter the setting.



* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: In ''Grasscutter,'' he seems to fall to his death.



* HeroicSacrifice / Sacrificial Lion: At the climax of ''Grasscutter II''.

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* HeroicSacrifice / Sacrificial Lion: HeroicSacrifice: At the climax of ''Grasscutter II''.



* {{Badass}}: He's legendary for defeating the best students and teachers of some of the best schools and laid out Usagi in their match. On record only two people have managed to defeat him, Isao and Katsuichi.

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* {{Badass}}: He's legendary for defeating the best students and teachers of some of the best schools and laid out Usagi in their match. On record only two people have managed to defeat him, Isao and Katsuichi.



* CheerfulChild / CreepyChild

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* CheerfulChild / CheerfulChild
*
CreepyChild



* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: Killing Tamakuro and [[HeroicSacrifice himself]] via black powder. [[StuffBlowingUp Boom.]]]]
--> '''Shingen:''' A ninja's duty in life... is death!
* KilledOffForReal: Leading Chizu, his next of kin, to claim his position starting in Book 8.



* [[spoiler:TheDrifter: Eventually goes on the run from her clan.]]
* FriendlyEnemy[=/=]FoeYay: Gets some ShipTease with Usagi.

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* [[spoiler:TheDrifter: Eventually goes on the run from her clan.]]
* FriendlyEnemy[=/=]FoeYay:
FriendlyEnemy: Gets some ShipTease with Usagi.
17th Dec '16 9:45:55 PM LBHills
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--> '''Kitsune:''' It's better than he deserves.
15th Dec '16 9:03:11 PM LBHills
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* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: In ''Grasscutter.''
* HeelFaceTurn
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]
* RetiredBadass
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]: In ''Grasscutter II.''


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* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: In ''Grasscutter,'' he seems to fall to his death.
* HeelFaceTurn: He and his son Motokazu were helping Noriyuki and Tomoe flee some villains. Noriyuki wound up endangering himself to save Motokazu from falling to his death, which prompted Ikeda to abandon his ancient grudge.
* HeroicSacrifice / Sacrificial Lion: At the climax of ''Grasscutter II''.
* RetiredBadass: He gave up his birthright and abandoned war. He comes out of retirement due to the events of
''Grasscutter.''
* HeelFaceTurn
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]
* RetiredBadass
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]: In ''Grasscutter II.''

YouShallNotPass: When he's holding off the Neko ninja at Atsuta Shrine. He's ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice, but he held them off ''just'' long enough.




* KidSamurai

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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.

* KidSamuraiGiveHimANormalLife: Played with. At first, his father intended to raise him as a farmer's son. But after he decided Noriyuki would be a good liege, Ikeda asked for Motokazu to be trained and honored according to his birth station.
* KidSamurai: Unlike characters of a similar age, such as Jotaro, Motokazu was unaware of his heritage. However, he does technically belong to this category.



* TheDrifter

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* TheDrifterTheDrifter: She's got an enormous bounty on her head. [[spoiler: And then she gets something IN her head...]]



* FriendOnTheForce
* TheLastDJ

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* FriendOnTheForce
FriendOnTheForce: He and Usagi share a certain CowboyCop attitude and become good friends.
* TheLastDJTheLastDJ: His superiors value station and 'face' over little things like evidence, so he's usually at odds with them.



* OldMaster
* RetiredBadass

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* OldMaster
OldMaster: He's lost some of his youthful agility and strength, but he's still among the most skilled warriors in the series.
* RetiredBadassRetiredBadass: He's a ''sensei'' (tutor) now, not a warrior.



* AChildShallLeadThem

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* AChildShallLeadThemAChildShallLeadThem: Lord Mataichi was assassinated when Noriyuki was about eleven, leaving Noriyuki in charge of the Geishu Clan.



* PandaingToTheAudience

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* PandaingToTheAudienceNonActionGuy: Noriyuki is staunchly protected and kept out of action. He's brave, stoic in adversity, and strives to be a FatherToHisMen, but he's not usually in the field.
* PandaingToTheAudience: The only main character who's a panda.



* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Tomoe's Blue Oni.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni WhatYouAreInTheDark: He and Tomoe were fleeing an enemy force, and wound up being guided through the mountains to Tomoe's Blue Oni.
a high rope bridge. When one of the guides (Motokazu) fell through the bridge, Noriyuki risked death to catch the falling boy.
8th Dec '16 8:51:43 AM LBHills
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!The Neko Ninja
The most frequently encountered ninja clan in the series, principally because they are the agents Lord Hikiji uses when he has dirty business to do and can't have his name attached to it. They are frequently antagonists of the heroes.

* EnemyMine: They ally with Usagi to face Lord Tamakuro. They then declare that they have no further alliance with Usagi.
* WeHaveReserves: Usagi and his companions have killed a lot, to say nothing of those lost to Lord Tamakuro in ''The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy.'' By the end of ''Grasscutter II'' it's clear that they cannot continue to sustain such terrible losses, leading Chizu to question their continued association with BadBoss Hikiji.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: In many early stories the Neko ninja were simply a vast swarm of interchangeable cats in black garments. However, over time the series has focused on individual ninja, examined their philosophy and gone into detail about the reasons for their service to the BiggerBad.

!!'''Shingen'''

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Usagi gives him an awesome one when accused of destroying a Neko Ninja hideout
* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: Killing Tamakuro and [[HeroicSacrifice himself]] via black powder. [[StuffBlowingUp Boom.]]]]
--> '''Shingen:''' A ninja's duty in life... is death!
* KilledOffForReal: Leading Chizu, his next of kin, to claim his position starting in Book 8.
* {{Ninja}}: The ''kashira'' or "boss" of the Neko clan.
* NobleDemon: Shingen has very few scruples in serving the wicked Lord Hikiji, but he lives by a strict code, particularly when it comes to VillainousValor.
* PaperThinDisguise: Shingen's attempt at a woodcutter disguise shows the importance of researching your cover and keeping your lies consistent.
* WeaponOfChoice: Twin kama

!!'''Chizu'''

* DarkActionGirl: Her clan serves Hikiji. [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn Eventually,]] just ActionGirl.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDrifter: Eventually goes on the run from her clan.]]
* FriendlyEnemy[=/=]FoeYay: Gets some ShipTease with Usagi.
* FemmeFatale
* {{Ninja}}: Becomes the ''kashira'' after her brother's death.
* NobleDemon: During her tenure, she makes a number of decisions that she claims are PragmaticVillainy but which probably stem from her personal code of ethics.
* TeamMom: When she [[spoiler:becomes head of the clan.]] Not all of the Neko are pleased...
* TraumaCongaLine: When Kagemaru pulls his coup, she has all her friends and allies turned against her, she's cut, poisoned, and dropped into a moat. Kimi finds her sick, freezing and bleeding on the side of a building later on and a barely coherent Chizu must accept [[spoiler: that she's now a fugitive.]]

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!The Neko Ninja
The most frequently encountered ninja clan in the series, principally because they are the agents Lord Hikiji uses when he has dirty business to do and can't have his name attached to it. They are frequently antagonists of the heroes.

* EnemyMine: They ally with Usagi to face Lord Tamakuro. They then declare that they have no further alliance with Usagi.
* WeHaveReserves: Usagi and his companions have killed a lot, to say nothing of those lost to Lord Tamakuro in ''The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy.'' By the end of ''Grasscutter II'' it's clear that they cannot continue to sustain such terrible losses, leading Chizu to question their continued association with BadBoss Hikiji.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: In many early stories the Neko ninja were simply a vast swarm of interchangeable cats in black garments. However, over time the series has focused on individual ninja, examined their philosophy and gone into detail about the reasons for their service to the BiggerBad.

!!'''Shingen'''

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Usagi gives him an awesome one when accused of destroying a Neko Ninja hideout
* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: Killing Tamakuro and [[HeroicSacrifice himself]] via black powder. [[StuffBlowingUp Boom.]]]]
--> '''Shingen:''' A ninja's duty in life... is death!
* KilledOffForReal: Leading Chizu, his next of kin, to claim his position starting in Book 8.
* {{Ninja}}: The ''kashira'' or "boss" of the Neko clan.
* NobleDemon: Shingen has very few scruples in serving the wicked Lord Hikiji, but he lives by a strict code, particularly when it comes to VillainousValor.
* PaperThinDisguise: Shingen's attempt at a woodcutter disguise shows the importance of researching your cover and keeping your lies consistent.
* WeaponOfChoice: Twin kama

!!'''Chizu'''

* DarkActionGirl: Her clan serves Hikiji. [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn Eventually,]] just ActionGirl.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDrifter: Eventually goes on the run from her clan.]]
* FriendlyEnemy[=/=]FoeYay: Gets some ShipTease with Usagi.
* FemmeFatale
* {{Ninja}}: Becomes the ''kashira'' after her brother's death.
* NobleDemon: During her tenure, she makes a number of decisions that she claims are PragmaticVillainy but which probably stem from her personal code of ethics.
* TeamMom: When she [[spoiler:becomes head of the clan.]] Not all of the Neko are pleased...
* TraumaCongaLine: When Kagemaru pulls his coup, she has all her friends and allies turned against her, she's cut, poisoned, and dropped into a moat. Kimi finds her sick, freezing and bleeding on the side of a building later on and a barely coherent Chizu must accept [[spoiler: that she's now a fugitive.]]




!!'''Yamaguchi Kyosai'''
A mercenary first encountered by Usagi as an enemy, next time as an ally. Quite cordial outside work.

* PunchClockVillain: Ceases attacking Usagi the moment the stone he attempts to steal breaks, rendering the point moot - and has absolutely no hard feelings about it the next time they meet.



!The Neko Ninja
The most frequently encountered ninja clan in the series, principally because they are the agents Lord Hikiji uses when he has dirty business to do and can't have his name attached to it. They are frequently antagonists of the heroes.

* EnemyMine: They ally with Usagi to face Lord Tamakuro. They then declare that they have no further alliance with Usagi.
* WeHaveReserves: Usagi and his companions have killed a lot, to say nothing of those lost to Lord Tamakuro in ''The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy.'' By the end of ''Grasscutter II'' it's clear that they cannot continue to sustain such terrible losses, leading Chizu to question their continued association with BadBoss Hikiji.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: In many early stories the Neko ninja were simply a vast swarm of interchangeable cats in black garments. However, over time the series has focused on individual ninja, examined their philosophy and gone into detail about the reasons for their service to the BiggerBad.

!!'''Shingen'''

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Usagi gives him an awesome one when accused of destroying a Neko Ninja hideout
* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: Killing Tamakuro and [[HeroicSacrifice himself]] via black powder. [[StuffBlowingUp Boom.]]]]
--> '''Shingen:''' A ninja's duty in life... is death!
* KilledOffForReal: Leading Chizu, his next of kin, to claim his position starting in Book 8.
* {{Ninja}}: The ''kashira'' or "boss" of the Neko clan.
* NobleDemon: Shingen has very few scruples in serving the wicked Lord Hikiji, but he lives by a strict code, particularly when it comes to VillainousValor.
* PaperThinDisguise: Shingen's attempt at a woodcutter disguise shows the importance of researching your cover and keeping your lies consistent.
* WeaponOfChoice: Twin kama

!!'''Chizu'''

* DarkActionGirl: Her clan serves Hikiji. [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn Eventually,]] just ActionGirl.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDrifter: Eventually goes on the run from her clan.]]
* FriendlyEnemy[=/=]FoeYay: Gets some ShipTease with Usagi.
* FemmeFatale
* {{Ninja}}: Becomes the ''kashira'' after her brother's death.
* NobleDemon: During her tenure, she makes a number of decisions that she claims are PragmaticVillainy but which probably stem from her personal code of ethics.
* TeamMom: When she [[spoiler:becomes head of the clan.]] Not all of the Neko are pleased...
* TraumaCongaLine: When Kagemaru pulls his coup, she has all her friends and allies turned against her, she's cut, poisoned, and dropped into a moat. Kimi finds her sick, freezing and bleeding on the side of a building later on and a barely coherent Chizu must accept [[spoiler: that she's now a fugitive.]]

!!'''Kagemaru'''

* TheStarScream: He successfully manipulated Lord Hebi and Chizu, allowing him to usurp command of the Neko clan.
* SmugSnake: He smirks a lot.



!!'''Kagemaru'''

* TheStarScream
* SmugSnake

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!!'''Kagemaru'''

!!'''Yamaguchi Kyosai'''
A mercenary first encountered by Usagi as an enemy, next time as an ally. Quite cordial outside work.

* TheStarScream
* SmugSnake
PunchClockVillain: Ceases attacking Usagi the moment the stone he attempts to steal breaks, rendering the point moot - and has absolutely no hard feelings about it the next time they meet.
18th Nov '16 11:57:16 PM LBHills
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* LeaveYourQuestTest: 'Circles' (in Book 6 of his first series' established that he cannot return to his home village, where his first sweetheart Mariko lives with his boyhood arch-rival, Kenichi.

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* LeaveYourQuestTest: 'Circles' (in Book 6 of his first series' series) established that he cannot will never return to his home village, where his first sweetheart Mariko lives with his boyhood arch-rival, Kenichi.



!!'''Kitsune'''

A street performer/thief/[[ConMan con woman]] who remains friends with Usagi despite the fact that his purse tends to go missing when they meet.

* CatchPhrase: "A girl has to do what she can to get by, neh?"
* ClassyCatBurglar: While she prefers con games, she's also adept at burglary (and pickpocketing).
* CoolBigSis: To her apprentice, Kiyoko. Before that, to her poor doomed sidekick, the mute GentleGiant she only knew as 'Noodles'.
* CunningLikeAFox: That's why she has a fox-like appearance.
* TheGadfly: She loves to rattle the cages of the self-important. She's pulled pranks on most of the people she's encountered, except Inspector Ishida. (This backfired ''really badly'' when she tried her pranks on Chizu.)
* LetsGetDangerous: When Noodles was framed and executed for theft, Kitsune was not content until the corrupt official responsible was utterly ruined and commanded to perform ''seppuku.''
* LikeBrotherAndSister: She enjoys Usagi's company but shows no romantic interest (unless she's up to something.)
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Sachiko in Kitsune's backstory.
* OddFriendship: Usagi is an upper-class warrior who's fallen on hard times: Kitsune is a low-caste street entertainer and a criminal. He doesn't judge her for that, and she likes that in him.
* SecretIdentity: Publicly, she is a traveling entertainer who does balancing acts with tops, fans and so forth.
* ShipTease: With Gen.
--> '''Usagi:''' ''Gen?!'' Ewww!
--> '''Kiyoko:''' Ha ha! That's what ''I'' said!

!!'''Jotaro'''

Usagi's son by his childhood sweetheart Mariko, raised in the belief that her husband Kenichi is his father [[spoiler:but later learns the truth]].

* HeroicBastard: Publicly he is the son of a village headman. He has become aware that he is illegitimate.
* KidAppealCharacter: And sometimes an AudienceSurrogate.
--> '''Chizu:''' I see what you mean. He's adorable.
--> '''Jotaro:''' ''Hey!!''
--> '''Usagi:''' I also told her you're very brave.
--> '''Jotaro:''' That's better.
* KidSamurai: He's determined to be the coolest samurai ''ever.'' Considering he has defeated foes literally twice his size armed only with a wooden bokken, he is well on his way.
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter
* [[spoiler:LukeYouAreMyFather: Doesn't say it to Usagi's face, but shouts it after he leaves. Usagi hears ''something'', but thinks he just imagined it.]]
* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: At the beginning of ''Senso'', 20 years after the main series.


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!!'''Jotaro'''

Usagi's son by his childhood sweetheart Mariko, raised in the belief that her husband Kenichi is his father. [[spoiler: He later learns the truth]].

* ADayInTheLimelight: He received an extended arc, ''Travels with Jotaro,'' in which his tutor Katsuichi sends him on the road with Usagi to give him some practical experience of the world.
* HeroicBastard: Publicly he is the son of a village headman. He has become aware that he is illegitimate.
* KidAppealCharacter: And sometimes an AudienceSurrogate.
--> '''Chizu:''' I see what you mean. He's adorable.
--> '''Jotaro:''' ''Hey!!''
--> '''Usagi:''' I also told her you're very brave.
--> '''Jotaro:''' That's better.
* KidSamurai: He's determined to be the coolest samurai ''ever.'' Considering he has defeated foes literally twice his size armed only with a wooden bokken, he is well on his way.
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter
* [[spoiler:LukeYouAreMyFather: Doesn't say it to Usagi's face, but shouts it after he leaves. Usagi hears ''something'', but thinks he just imagined it.]]
* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: At the beginning of ''Senso'', 20 years after the main series.


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!!'''Kitsune'''

A street performer/thief/[[ConMan con woman]] who remains friends with Usagi despite the fact that his purse tends to go missing when they meet.

* CatchPhrase: "A girl has to do what she can to get by, neh?"
* ClassyCatBurglar: While she prefers con games, she's also adept at burglary (and pickpocketing).
* CoolBigSis: To her apprentice, Kiyoko. Before that, to her poor doomed sidekick, the mute GentleGiant she only knew as 'Noodles'.
* CunningLikeAFox: That's why she has a fox-like appearance.
* TheGadfly: She loves to rattle the cages of the self-important. She's pulled pranks on most of the people she's encountered, except Inspector Ishida. (This backfired ''really badly'' when she tried her pranks on Chizu.)
* LetsGetDangerous: When Noodles was framed and executed for theft, Kitsune was not content until the corrupt official responsible was utterly ruined and commanded to perform ''seppuku.''
* LikeBrotherAndSister: She enjoys Usagi's company but shows no romantic interest (unless she's up to something.)
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Sachiko in Kitsune's backstory.
* OddFriendship: Usagi is an upper-class warrior who's fallen on hard times: Kitsune is a low-caste street entertainer and a criminal. He doesn't judge her for that, and she likes that in him.
* SecretIdentity: Publicly, she is a traveling entertainer who does balancing acts with tops, fans and so forth.
* ShipTease: With Gen.
--> '''Usagi:''' ''Gen?!'' Ewww!
--> '''Kiyoko:''' Ha ha! That's what ''I'' said!

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* RecurringExtra



* YuppieCouple

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* YuppieCouple



* HiddenDepths: He's still a coward and a weakling, but he does have considerable archery skills. After sending an entire gang of sell swords at Usagi to tire him out, he very near kills him with a well shot arrow to the head. Usagi wouldn't have even noticed it Inazuma hadn't caught it.

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* HiddenDepths: He's still a coward and a weakling, but he does have considerable archery skills. After sending an entire gang of sell swords at Usagi to tire him out, he very near kills him with a well shot arrow to the head. Usagi wouldn't have even noticed it Inazuma hadn't caught it.


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* PerpetualPoverty: He gets generous payments in almost every appearance, and yet the next time he appears in-series, he still seems to be offering information for a few ''zeni.''


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* RecurringTraveler: He pops up in many different towns over the course of the series. No justification is attempted, although it's entirely possible that he's been run out of every town.
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He can almost invariably tell, just by watching another person's technique, whether he can defeat them or not.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Usagi's nice, friendly and very good with kids. His enemies think that makes their job killing him easy. His enemies are also dead.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Usagi's nice, friendly and very good with kids. His enemies think that makes their job killing him easy. His enemies are He's also dead.highly (and unconventionally) skilled, devious, and TheDeterminator when there are lives or honor at stake.



* CulturedWarrior: On top of being really tough and skilled in a fight, he's also good at calligraphy.

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* CulturedWarrior: On top of being really tough and skilled in a fight, he's also good at he paints calligraphy.



* EarsAsHair: His ears are tied back to resemble a SamuraiPonytail.

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* EarsAsHair: His ears are tied back to resemble a ''chonmage,'' a SamuraiPonytail.



* GoodIsNotSoft: Usagi is probably the ''nicest samurai ever''. Many have mistaken this pleasant nature for weakness. Those people are dead now.

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* GoodIsNotSoft: Usagi is probably the ''nicest samurai ever''. Many bad people have mistaken this pleasant nature for weakness. Those people are dead now.



* LeaveYourQuestTest

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* LeaveYourQuestTestLeaveYourQuestTest: 'Circles' (in Book 6 of his first series' established that he cannot return to his home village, where his first sweetheart Mariko lives with his boyhood arch-rival, Kenichi.



* {{Ronin}}
* ScarsAreForever: Usagi has a scar above his eye, which he got from Lord Hikiji at the Battle of Adachigahara while trying to avenge his lord. It looks like a FascinatingEyebrow.

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* {{Ronin}}
{{Ronin}}: One of the earliest stories establishes that Usagi's journeys began when his lord, Mifune, died in a great battle (the same one that gave him his scar.)
* ScarsAreForever: Usagi has a scar above his eye, which he got from Lord Hikiji at the Battle of Adachigahara while trying to avenge his lord. It looks like a FascinatingEyebrow. Since he gained it on the same day he became ''ronin,'' it's a visual reminder whenever there is a flashback to his samurai days.



* WhiteBunny

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* WhiteBunny
WhiteBunny: It's hard to tell since the comic is in black and white. However, color stories (and covers) reveal that he really ''is'' white.



* LadyOfWar

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* LadyOfWarLadyOfWar: She seems more comfortable with warfare than with the skills traditionally practiced by women of her caste.



* {{Samurai}}

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* {{Samurai}}{{Samurai}}: Rather unusually for a samurai, she helped train and raise her current master, Lord Noriyuki.



* BoisterousBruiser
* BountyHunter

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* BoisterousBruiser
BoisterousBruiser: A drinker, a brawler, and generally a fun-loving guy.
* BountyHunterBountyHunter: This is his day-to-day profession. He's not completely mercenary, though.



* MiserAdvisor
* PermaStubble

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* MiserAdvisor
MiserAdvisor: He doesn't like handing out cash unnecessarily.
* PermaStubbleNotInThisForYourRevolution: He prefers to do good deeds, but he expects payment.
* PermaStubble: Yes, on a rhino.



* RhinoRampage
* {{Ronin}}

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* RhinoRampage
RhinoRampage: He's got good offensive techniques, but tends to be stopped cold by real masters such as Zato-ino or Inazuma.
* {{Ronin}}{{Ronin}}: As the son of a ronin, he has the right to wear the swords. But he was raised in poverty, so he lacks the usual gentlemanly training associated with his caste.



* ClassyCatBurglar

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* ClassyCatBurglarClassyCatBurglar: While she prefers con games, she's also adept at burglary (and pickpocketing).



* CunningLikeAFox

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* CunningLikeAFoxCunningLikeAFox: That's why she has a fox-like appearance.


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* OddFriendship: Usagi is an upper-class warrior who's fallen on hard times: Kitsune is a low-caste street entertainer and a criminal. He doesn't judge her for that, and she likes that in him.
* SecretIdentity: Publicly, she is a traveling entertainer who does balancing acts with tops, fans and so forth.


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* HeroicBastard: Publicly he is the son of a village headman. He has become aware that he is illegitimate.
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** It's strictly from the audience's point of view, though. In-universe, his face is well-known enough to require a body double.



* GreaterScopeVillain: He often remains unseen, while others act as his emmissaries.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: As a Japanese lord he doesn't need to be seen to be influential. [[spoiler: He's the only human character in a world of animal people. When he's shown in Usagi's village, he's wearing a battle mask.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: He often remains unseen, while others act as his emmissaries.
emissaries.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: As a Japanese lord he doesn't need to be seen to be influential. [[spoiler: He's So far, he's the only human character in a world of animal people. When he's shown in Usagi's village, he's wearing a battle mask.]]
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