History FistOfTheNorthStar / TropesIToP

21st Sep '17 1:56:06 AM Schitzo
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* MiseryBuildsCharacter: One of the many [[AnAesop lessons]] of the series, and a point that is made a good amount of times.
** Shin kickstarted this for Kenshiro, inadvertently or not, when he stole Yuria away from Ken and left him for dead, only to inspire the ambition and obsession he lacked in their previous fight.
** Toki himself advises Kenshiro to "[[TeachHimAnger turn his grief into fury]]" for the sake of the future.
** Raoh muses at the end of the first series that the loss of several friends through combat has allowed Kenshiro to see the line between life and death and transcend as a fighter. Kenshiro himself reflects upon

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* MiseryBuildsCharacter: One of the many [[AnAesop lessons]] of the series, and a point that is made a good amount chunk of times.what makes Kenshiro who he is.
** Shin kickstarted this for Kenshiro, inadvertently or not, when he stole Yuria away from Ken and left him for dead, only to inspire the ambition and obsession he lacked in their previous fight. \n It quickly dawns on Shin that an enraged, determined Kenshiro makes for a onesided battle.
** Toki himself advises Kenshiro to "[[TeachHimAnger turn his grief into fury]]" for the sake of the future. \n [[spoiler: He says this minutes before dying on his feet alongside Ryuuga.]]
** Raoh muses comes to understand at the end of the first series that the loss of several friends through combat has allowed Kenshiro to see the line between life and death and transcend [[spoiler: surpass him as a fighter. fighter.]]
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Kenshiro himself reflects upon the influence his friends and rivals had upon him and his fists at the end of the anime series and climax of KensRage 2. Ken declares that as long as he has his friends, he'll never be alone and will continue to fight.
**Kenshiro's farewell letter to Ryu states that in his time with Ken, Ryu had "grasped the true power of sadness" and as a result, Ken has nothing more to teach Ryu, though the blood of Raoh flowing through his veins will allow him to grasp his destiny.
21st Sep '17 1:38:11 AM Schitzo
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*MiseryBuildsCharacter: One of the many [[AnAesop lessons]] of the series, and a point that is made a good amount of times.
**Shin kickstarted this for Kenshiro, inadvertently or not, when he stole Yuria away from Ken and left him for dead, only to inspire the ambition and obsession he lacked in their previous fight.
**Toki himself advises Kenshiro to "[[TeachHimAnger turn his grief into fury]]" for the sake of the future.
**Raoh muses at the end of the first series that the loss of several friends through combat has allowed Kenshiro to see the line between life and death and transcend as a fighter. Kenshiro himself reflects upon
28th Aug '17 11:52:42 AM Berrenta
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* MythologyGag: The Arcade Fighter by Creator/ArcSystemWorks is full of {{Call Back}}s to the original series, specific quotes with some match-ups and FATAL K.O are prone to this:
** The requisite to pull off a Fatal K.O in the first place. Depleting the seven stars meter below the victim's lifebar forms a small star next to it, forming the Star of Death. In the series, anyone who saw it was usually fated to die within a year.
** Kenshiro's ''Hokuto Zankai Ken'' does not work on Thouzer. They even quote the scene word for word, complete with Thouzer counting down for kicks, laughing and Ken wondering what's going on.
** Rei has three variations of his ''Hishou Hakurei'' Fatal K.O depending on whether its performed on Yuda, Mamiya or anyone else:
*** With Yuda, it imitates his final moment where he catches Rei's hands, admits he's the more beautiful one and commits [[SuicideByCop Suicide by Rei.]]
*** With Mamiya the attack goes normally only for Mamiya's clothes to be completely ripped off, referencing the scene wherein Rei did just that to confirm that she was a woman and thus was not suited for battle.
** Jagi has a super where he forces the opponent to say his name. You get two chances to give the right answer, and there are two out of three choices wrong in these two chances. Did I mention he is VERY impatient?
--> '''Jagi:''' Say my name! What?! I will give you another chance!
** Shin's suicide Fatal KO, which calls back to his death scene where he flings himself off his tower at Southern Cross, not wanting to die at the hands of a Hokuto Shinken fighter like Ken.
** In ''Hokuto no Ken'' for the Sega Mark III/Master System (''Black Belt'' in the West), Thouzer's weak point moves around with every hit the player lands on him to account for his Dextrocardia.
29th Mar '17 12:33:06 PM hello86
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** Whenever Ken walks in the anime, more often than not the animators just take a static frame of him and wave it up and down. Leads to {{Narm}} in some cases, such as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAYLxEG5X-Y HILARIOUSLY bad special effect in episode 23,]] where we see Ken from an exploding Mook's point of view, and it's painfully obvious that the animators just waved Ken's picture around in the background.

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** Whenever Ken walks in the anime, more often than not the animators just take a static frame of him and wave it up and down. Leads to {{Narm}} in some cases, such as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAYLxEG5X-Y HILARIOUSLY bad special effect in episode 23,]] 23, where we see Ken from an exploding Mook's point of view, and it's painfully obvious that the animators just waved Ken's picture around in the background.
14th Mar '17 11:29:12 AM NekoHybrid
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Kenshiro is a living embodiment of this. Whenever savage thugs or would-be dictators kill helpless people for fun and amusement, expect them to suffer violent and painful deaths at the literal hands of Kenshiro.
3rd Jan '17 12:39:59 PM rufusluciusivan
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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Kenshiro will deliver a painful and deadly punishment to the [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] murderers and pluderers he meets.
9th Nov '16 5:45:02 AM darkchiefy
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* PerformerGuise: Legends of the Dark King starts off with this instance, when Raoh disguises himself as a performer with a giant koto, though the disguise is not too convincing considering how huge he is. When the ruler of a local area requests to hear him play, he then calmly smashes said koto and then declares that he cannot play the koto.
29th Oct '16 4:24:53 PM Saurubiker
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** Even some of the major martial artists in the manga were modeled after popular musicians from the era, such as Juda (modeled after Boy George with a bit of Dee Snider), Ryuga (based on David Bowie), Hyui (named and modeled after Huey Lewis), Han (modeled after Freddie Mercury) and Emperor of Light Baran (modeled after young Pete Burns).
28th Sep '16 7:29:50 PM Saurubiker
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* NamesTheSame: In-universe, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] and [[BattleAura Touki]].

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* NamesTheSame: In-universe, Quite a few in-universe examples:
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[[KungFuJesus Toki]] and [[BattleAura Touki]].Tōki]], although the latter has a long vowel and is alternatively pronounced "aura" in some panels.
** Ryūken could refer to the Hokuto Shinken master who trained the four Hokuto Brothers or the Hokuto branch named after a shining stone.
** The name Zaku was used twice for two different minor villains: one of them a servant of Ken-oh and the other is a member of the Tentei army who is killed by Kenshiro off-screen.
** Ryū is the name of either, Raoh's posthumous son or Kaioh's pet dog.
28th Sep '16 8:51:58 AM Saurubiker
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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Many minor characters that were unnamed in the manga were named in the anime like Johnny the Bartender (who was a prominent character in the early arcs) and Kiba Daioh (the leader of the Kiba clan). Jackal's biker gang was also given a name in the anime, where they're known as The Warriors (a possible reference to the [[Film/TheWarriors 1979 film of the same name]]).
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