History ComicBook / UsagiYojimbo

3rd Apr '16 12:14:37 AM Kirayoshi
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In the story "Kaiso", Usagi befriends a kaiso(seaweed farmer) who suspects a farmer from a neighboring village of poaching his seaweed and selling it to a kaiso-broker, while the other farmer accused the first farmer of poaching his seaweed. In the end, Usagi uncovers the truth; the broker was poaching seaweed from both farmers, in order to sow mistrust between the two villages. He feared that if the two farmers formed a partnership they could sell their seaweed without his assistance and drive him out of business. By the end of the story, the two farmers decide to form a partnership, and even make a point of thanking the broker for giving them the idea in the first place.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In the story "Kaiso", Usagi befriends a kaiso(seaweed farmer) kaiso(seaweed) farmer who suspects a farmer from a neighboring village of poaching his seaweed and selling it to a kaiso-broker, while the other farmer accused the first farmer of poaching his seaweed. seaweed. In the end, Usagi uncovers the truth; the broker was poaching seaweed from both farmers, in order to sow mistrust between the two villages. villages. He feared that if the two farmers formed a partnership they could sell their seaweed without his assistance and drive him out of business. business. By the end of the story, the two farmers decide to form a partnership, and even make a point of thanking the broker for giving them the idea in the first place.
3rd Apr '16 12:13:44 AM Kirayoshi
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In the story "Kaiso", Usagi befriends a kaiso(seaweed farmer) who suspected a farmer from a neighboring village of poaching his seaweed and selling it to a kaiso-broker. In the end, Usagi uncovers the truth; the broker was poaching seaweed from both farmers, in order to sow mistrust between the two villages. He feared that if the two farmers formed a partnership they could sell their seaweed without his assistance and drive him out of business. By the end of the story, the two farmers decide to form a partnership, and even make a point of thanking the broker for giving them the idea in the first place.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In the story "Kaiso", Usagi befriends a kaiso(seaweed farmer) who suspected suspects a farmer from a neighboring village of poaching his seaweed and selling it to a kaiso-broker. kaiso-broker, while the other farmer accused the first farmer of poaching his seaweed. In the end, Usagi uncovers the truth; the broker was poaching seaweed from both farmers, in order to sow mistrust between the two villages. villages. He feared that if the two farmers formed a partnership they could sell their seaweed without his assistance and drive him out of business. business. By the end of the story, the two farmers decide to form a partnership, and even make a point of thanking the broker for giving them the idea in the first place.
3rd Apr '16 12:12:32 AM Kirayoshi
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* NiceJobFixingInVillain: In the story "Kaiso", Usagi befriends a kaiso(seaweed farmer) who suspected a farmer from a neighboring village of poaching his seaweed and selling it to a kaiso-broker. In the end, Usagi uncovers the truth; the broker was poaching seaweed from both farmers, in order to sow mistrust between the two villages. He feared that if the two farmers formed a partnership they could sell their seaweed without his assistance and drive him out of business. By the end of the story, the two farmers decide to form a partnership, and even make a point of thanking the broker for giving them the idea in the first place.

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* NiceJobFixingInVillain: NiceJobFixingItVillain: In the story "Kaiso", Usagi befriends a kaiso(seaweed farmer) who suspected a farmer from a neighboring village of poaching his seaweed and selling it to a kaiso-broker. kaiso-broker. In the end, Usagi uncovers the truth; the broker was poaching seaweed from both farmers, in order to sow mistrust between the two villages. villages. He feared that if the two farmers formed a partnership they could sell their seaweed without his assistance and drive him out of business. business. By the end of the story, the two farmers decide to form a partnership, and even make a point of thanking the broker for giving them the idea in the first place.
3rd Apr '16 12:12:12 AM Kirayoshi
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* NiceJobFixingInVillain: In the story "Kaiso", Usagi befriends a kaiso(seaweed farmer) who suspected a farmer from a neighboring village of poaching his seaweed and selling it to a kaiso-broker. In the end, Usagi uncovers the truth; the broker was poaching seaweed from both farmers, in order to sow mistrust between the two villages. He feared that if the two farmers formed a partnership they could sell their seaweed without his assistance and drive him out of business. By the end of the story, the two farmers decide to form a partnership, and even make a point of thanking the broker for giving them the idea in the first place.
17th Feb '16 1:23:44 PM Greenygal
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** Also in "Tomoe's Story," Tomoe's is made more clearly expressive in the framing story and in the original story, she comes out of the climatic fight that got her appointed Noriyuki's personnel much more scuffed up than in the original version.

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** Also in "Tomoe's Story," Tomoe's is made more clearly expressive in the framing story and in the original story, she comes out of the climatic climactic fight that got her appointed Noriyuki's personnel much more scuffed up than in the original version.



** Usagi and Tomoe: He'll never serve another lord, even one as nice as Tomoe's; she's been marked for an Arranged Marriage to an older lord -- in the tea ceremony chapter there's even a stone marker that means "path forbidden". (Though Sakai has advised concerned readers that a bad or tragic ending is not a ForegoneConclusion).

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** Usagi and Tomoe: He'll never serve another lord, even one as nice as Tomoe's; she's been marked for an Arranged Marriage to an older lord -- in the tea ceremony chapter there's even a stone marker that means "path forbidden". (Though Sakai has advised concerned readers that a bad or tragic ending is not a ForegoneConclusion). ForegoneConclusion.)
17th Feb '16 1:18:53 PM Greenygal
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* AuthorAvatar: Stan Sakai shows up as a character named Masa in the 141st issue of the Dark Horse run (and number 200 overall) as an artisan who dreamed that creating 200 small statues of a god will save his village from bandits that have taken over. With Usagi's help, the 200th being used upside the leader's head and a mudslide, the dream comes true. His character then states that he'll continue his work after reaching the milestone until he's unable to hold the tools of his trade.

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* AuthorAvatar: Stan Sakai shows up as a character named Masa in the 141st issue of the Dark Horse run (and number 200 overall) as an artisan who dreamed that creating 200 small statues of a god will save his village from bandits that have taken over. With Usagi's help, the 200th being used upside the leader's head head, and a mudslide, the dream comes true. His character then states that he'll continue his work after reaching the milestone until he's unable to hold the tools of his trade.



* EvilCounterpart: Keiko is this to Kiyoko since they're both young girls with no family who become sidekicks of older characters. Keiko's companion is Jei while Kiyoko's is Kitsune. However, they (all) have never met.

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* EvilCounterpart: Keiko is this to Kiyoko since they're both young girls with no family who become sidekicks of older characters. Keiko's companion is Jei while Kiyoko's is Kitsune. However, they (all) neither of the pairs have never met.



* HyperAwareness: Katusuichi made sure to drill that into his student to be constantly alert for danger; a skill any warrior has to have to survive. As a result, Usagi is ''very'' difficult to bushwhack.

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* HyperAwareness: Katusuichi Katsuichi made sure to drill that into his student to be constantly alert for danger; a skill any warrior has to have to survive. As a result, Usagi is ''very'' difficult to bushwhack.



* IdiotBall: The usually alert Usagi gets it in "Treading on the Scorpion's Tail" when he fails to see anything suspicious about a group of sword students suddenly showing up at his room, swords drawn after beating everyone but their Sensei [[spoiler: who he allowed to win out of respect]] and they're talking like this:

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* IdiotBall: The usually alert Usagi gets it in "Treading on the "Those Who Tread On The Scorpion's Tail" when he fails to see anything suspicious about a group of sword students suddenly showing up at his room, swords drawn after beating everyone but their Sensei [[spoiler: who he allowed to win out of respect]] and they're talking like this:



* WaxOnWaxOff: Usagi's old master Katusuichi, pretended to be a MoochingMaster, making Usagi do all manner of chores for over a year before he even let Usagi touch a bokken. Turns out he was actually testing Usagi's patience and resolve to become a swordsman.
** Katusuichi also started hitting Usagi with a bamboo stick at random times, day and night. Although the rabbit kitten feared his teacher had gone mad, he only later noticed that it helped develop the lifesaving habit of being constantly alert for danger.

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* WaxOnWaxOff: Usagi's old master Katusuichi, Katsuichi, pretended to be a MoochingMaster, making Usagi do all manner of chores for over a year before he even let Usagi touch a bokken. Turns out he was actually testing Usagi's patience and resolve to become a swordsman.
** Katusuichi Katsuichi also started hitting Usagi with a bamboo stick at random times, day and night. Although the rabbit kitten feared his teacher had gone mad, he only later noticed that it helped develop the lifesaving habit of being constantly alert for danger.
8th Feb '16 7:15:57 PM Lanthorn
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** Also in "Tomoe's Story," Tomoe's is made more clearly expressive in the framing story and in the original story, she comes out of the climatic fight that got her appointed Noriyuki's personal much more scuffed up than in the original version.

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** Also in "Tomoe's Story," Tomoe's is made more clearly expressive in the framing story and in the original story, she comes out of the climatic fight that got her appointed Noriyuki's personal personnel much more scuffed up than in the original version.



* HeirClubForMen: Tomoe is more skilled than her brother but didn't inherit the family dojo because she's a woman.



* HitMeDammit

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* HitMeDammitHitMeDammit: In ''Space Usagi'' when [[spoiler: Usagi is pretty much beating himself to death after the death of Tomoe]]


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* IdiotBall: The usually alert Usagi gets it in "Treading on the Scorpion's Tail" when he fails to see anything suspicious about a group of sword students suddenly showing up at his room, swords drawn after beating everyone but their Sensei [[spoiler: who he allowed to win out of respect]] and they're talking like this:
-->'''Usagi''': What did you do -- sneak out to an inn?\\
'''Student''': Uh-- Yeah. We had a... uh, few drinks to... uh... celebrate Sensei's victory.\\
'''Usagi''': ''Ha!'' I also did such things that Katsuichi-sensei never knew about.


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* UpperclassTwit: One appears in "Murder at the Inn"; he insults everyone then dares to compare his very poor poetry to a master's (amazingly he's not the one who's murdered).
8th Feb '16 6:53:57 PM Lanthorn
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** IKilledYourFather: [[spoiler: Noriko killed Tomoe's father, who was also her father.]]

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** IKilledYourFather: I Killed Your Father: [[spoiler: Noriko killed Tomoe's father, who was also her father.biological father, and her own "adoptive" father besides.]]
8th Feb '16 6:51:42 PM Lanthorn
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* OlderThanTheyLook: The Lord of Owls kills a man 40 years after killing his companions, a remarkable feat given that a 40-year-old person would probably be dead even without being a wandering swordsman.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: The Lord of Owls kills a man 40 years after killing his companions, a remarkable feat given that in an era when a 40-year-old person would probably be past his prime or dead even without being a wandering swordsman.


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** IKilledYourFather: [[spoiler: Noriko killed Tomoe's father, who was also her father.]]
8th Feb '16 6:44:45 PM Lanthorn
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* {{Cool Sword}}s: Less explicate than other examples, but Usagi's pair of swords are truly awesome. He first earns them as a prize for winning a tournament and they're even [[NamedWeapons named Young Willow and Willow Branch.]] The swords are practically invincible considering they haven't been shown to have so much as a chip after all the things he's sliced with them, and in a few panels they're even shown to have cut into opponents swords during a BladeLock! Once he even sliced an ogre's club clean in half with some effort. In a series where it's stated over and over how a Samurai's swords are his soul, Usagi's never disappoints. The story ''Daisho'' shows the swords forging three centuries before Usagi's birth, making clear just how they have such admirable qualities and just what is at stake, should he ever lose them. Precious indeed.

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* {{Cool Sword}}s: CoolSword[=s=]: Less explicate than other examples, but Usagi's pair of swords are truly awesome. He first earns them as a prize for winning a tournament and they're even [[NamedWeapons named Young Willow and Willow Branch.]] The swords are practically invincible considering they haven't been shown to have so much as a chip after all the things he's sliced with them, and in a few panels they're even shown to have cut into opponents swords during a BladeLock! Once he even sliced an ogre's club clean in half with some effort. In a series where it's stated over and over how a Samurai's swords are his soul, Usagi's never disappoints. The story ''Daisho'' shows the swords forging three centuries before Usagi's birth, making clear just how they have such admirable qualities and just what is at stake, should he ever lose them. Precious indeed.



* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover of Vol. 28 shows a Red Scorpion Gang member with a tattoo; the real gang members don't have any identifying markings.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Jei cares for Keiko and leaves mid-fight when he sees she's in danger; the leader of the vicious Red Scorpion Gang [[spoiler: actually a local lord]] has loved ones.



* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: A mother kills her evil money-lender son; an artist's father sends assassins after his own son when he returns with foreign techniques that he fears will "infect" the traditional way of life.]]



** The last chapter of the "Grasscutter II" arc is called "Film/InTheRealmOfTheSenses" because the rest of the chapters have a five senses theme, there's no [[spoiler: sex, strangling, and penis chopping]] here.

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** The last chapter of the "Grasscutter II" arc is called "Film/InTheRealmOfTheSenses" because the rest of the chapters have a five senses theme, there's no not because of any [[spoiler: sex, strangling, and penis chopping]] here.chopping]].



** Kitsune's three accomplices in "Toad Oil" are modeled after TheThreeStooges (as pointed out in the authors' notes); they prove their foolishness when they don't realize [[Film/OceansEleven you never do the same gag twice]] -- especially not the next day and in front of the same people you just ripped-off.

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** Kitsune's three accomplices in "Toad Oil" are modeled after TheThreeStooges Film/TheThreeStooges (as pointed out in the authors' notes); they prove their foolishness when they don't realize [[Film/OceansEleven you never do the same gag twice]] -- especially not the next day and in front of the same people you just ripped-off.
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