History Fridge / RurouniKenshin

25th Mar '16 4:51:02 PM Diseasicon1
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** Shishio's entire body has been burned and scarred over. Likely, the majority of his nerve endings have been cauterized and scarred over. It's very likely that the attacks that he gets hit with are actually causing damage, but he barely feels any pain.


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*** Seeing as the creator of the doll was able to essentially build power armor, that could pass as either a human or a beast in the 19th century, it's entirely possible, that being his greatest work of art, even an autopsy would appear normal.
26th Nov '15 10:04:51 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* Yahiko being able to master Hadome[=/=]Hawatari very quickly is very impressive but it makes a whole lot of sense you remember that he used to be a pickpocket. Even after leaving his pickpocketing days behind, he still regularly shows that he can quickly strip items off people with relative ease. The Hadome[=/=]Hawatari simply allows him to use that same talent in the heat of battle.
16th Mar '15 2:18:48 AM Rohml
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** I could be that the "Takani" clan were all wiped-out except for the female Megumi, this could be a subtle dig against Megumi to remind her that her famous doctor-family-lineage is now gone and that she belongs to them, without an identity of her own.
21st Jan '15 6:38:31 PM syrusdark
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*** For the first question, he probably has a time limit on that too. For the second... overheating is not the same as turning your penis into a blow torch.
10th Dec '14 3:54:07 PM Ricorum
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** Secondly, it provides a good justification for how he easily defeated Saitou, Sanosuke, and Aoshi. While it could simply be attributed to being just that Badass, he already had knowledge of all three of his opponents techniques: He blocked off Saitou's gatotsu with his headband, and since Saitou's gatotsu is merely a set of variations was able to counter it. With Sanosuke, he already had knowledge of Anji's techniques and knew he could merely take the hit. And he had already tested Aoshi with four of his mooks.

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** Secondly, it provides a good justification for how he easily defeated Saitou, Sanosuke, and Aoshi. While it could simply be attributed to being just that Badass, &badtastic&, he already had knowledge of all three of his opponents techniques: He blocked off Saitou's gatotsu with his headband, and since Saitou's gatotsu is merely a set of variations was able to counter it. With Sanosuke, he already had knowledge of Anji's techniques and knew he could merely take the hit. And he had already tested Aoshi with four of his mooks.




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*People get annoyed about the MagicCountdown in the Live Action movie that Jin-e gives Kaoru, saying she had "2 minutes max", before she passed out from lack of air. 5 minutes later, she's still kicking. But it's really only 2 minutes later; Kenshin and Jin-e's swordfighting is being slowed down so we can keep up with it.
2nd Sep '14 8:32:05 AM Sagetsu
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* Kenshin was pretty much losing it at Shishio for stabbing Yumi just to get to him. Apart from his general respect for non-combatants (even if they are not sympathetic to him), the situation probably reminded him of [[AccidentalMurder that tragic moment when he accidentally killed Tomoe]], [[TearJerker in the middle of a battle while she was supposed to be defending him]].
2nd Jun '14 9:53:40 PM blueflame724
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* It used to bother me that Sanosuke was considered the hand-to-hand combat expert of the series, despite there being at least a few characters were far more skilled. But I realized that first and foremost, Sanosuke was a street fighter. His fighting style was less about unarmed combat martial arts and more about fighting his own way [[GoodOldFisticuffs with his two fists]]. While his refusal to follow Saitou's advice could be chalked up to stubborn ignorance, it fits his character and signifies the contrast of finding your own way and fighting style.

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* It used to bother me that Sanosuke was considered the hand-to-hand combat expert of the series, despite there being at least a few characters were far more skilled. But I realized that first and foremost, Sanosuke was a street fighter. His fighting style was less about unarmed combat martial arts and more about fighting his own way [[GoodOldFisticuffs with his two fists]]. While his refusal to follow Saitou's advice could be chalked up to stubborn ignorance, it fits his character and signifies the contrast of between the formal swordsmanship and fighting styles with finding your own way and fighting style.way.
13th Mar '14 12:50:23 AM ReiKusanagi
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** Actually Kenshin did run off before he could learn why Hiten Mitsurugi users don't generally take sides in war and other mental aspects of training. Had he stuck around, he'd have avoided most of the issues that plague him as well as the general messes his interference casused (Meiji Corruption, Shishio, etc)
25th Feb '14 5:35:39 AM kaorushintani
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** Uhm, [[UnfortunateImplications rape is NOT the only way to traumatize a woman]]. It's ''far'' most likely that they're doing it less as a sign of sexual abuse, and much more as a not-so subtle way to [[BreakTheCutie de-humanize her]] ''without'' needing to resort to other ways to mistreat her.

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** Uhm, [[UnfortunateImplications rape is NOT the only way to traumatize a woman]]. It's ''far'' most likely that they're doing it less as a sign of sexual abuse, and much more as a not-so subtle way to [[BreakTheCutie de-humanize her]] ''without'' needing to resort to other ways to mistreat her.her.

* After Enishi abducts Kaoru, I’m assuming he takes off her kendo clothes and has them put on the dummy, because Kaoru wakes up in the island in a bathrobe. AND in the middle of the dojo battle, Enishi actually makes time to get Kaoru’s favorite kimono (the one with the sakura design) and bring it with him to the island. He gives back the kimono to Kaoru later on (neatly wrapped!), and she wears it during the beach battle scene. How thoughtful.
** Enishi undressed Kaoru! Or maybe Gein or one of his henchmen did. Still, it’s pretty traumatic addition to the whole kidnapping spectacle.
12th Feb '14 12:00:26 AM boo1348
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* One WMG revolved around why Shishio was laughing as he combusted. Just figured it out upon re-watching the series: Shishio's wish was for Japan to become militaristic and expand into the world, right? Kenshin thought he was going to stop that from happening if he defeated Shishio - and then [[WorldWarII what did Japan end up doing anyway?]]
* Paraphrasing a Fridge Brilliance I found on the Martial Pacifist page: Shishio is stated to only have 15 minutes to fight before he combusts. The reason is that it is "'the era' choosing who would be victorious—i.e. the world moving into an age where Kenshin's beliefs about protecting the weak have more bearing than Shishio's 'the victor is right by default' stance". Time chooses the victor, not swordplay(and also, allows Kenshin to avoid breaking his "thou shall not kill" philosophy).

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* One WMG revolved around why Shishio was laughing as he combusted. Just figured it out upon re-watching the series: Shishio's wish was for Japan to become militaristic and expand into the world, right? Kenshin thought he was going to stop that from happening if he defeated Shishio - and Shishio--and then [[WorldWarII what did Japan end up doing anyway?]]
* Paraphrasing a Fridge Brilliance I found on the Martial Pacifist page: Shishio is stated to only have 15 minutes to fight before he combusts. The reason is that it is "'the era' choosing who would be victorious—i.e. the world moving into an age where Kenshin's beliefs about protecting the weak have more bearing than Shishio's 'the victor is right by default' stance". stance." Time chooses the victor, not swordplay(and swordplay (and also, allows Kenshin to avoid breaking his "thou shall not kill" philosophy).



* After taking some proper kenjitsu classes, the name 'Battousai' gained a new significance. A ''battou'' is a move you do by drawing the sword really fast- in other words, it's an ''opening'' move. He didn't get the name because he was so much better at doing ''battou'''s compared to everything else; he just happened to kill his opponents that fast. Tropers/{{Zashiki-Warashi}}
* Many people point at Saito's claim of having given up drinking as being a change that Watsuki made, since the real Saito was known to be a drinker until he died. However, the same scene where he says that he's given up (or is just cutting back) on drinking, Saito also says that drinking tends to make him want to kill. Being that he was in the middle of an undercover investigation of dirty politicians, (who would certainly fall under Aku Soku Zan, and whom Saito did later go back to kill off) the drinking thing is probably a polite lie that Saito made up just so he wouldn't jump the gun and blow his investigation.
* While the [[Film/RurouniKenshin live-action film]] is chock full of merits, one thing might get the attention of those who closely watched the anime: Saito, instead of working for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okubo_Toshimichi Okubo Toshimichi]] (a powerful yet statesman-like Meiji government leader), he was made one of the direct subordinates to Army Chief [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamagata_Aritomo Yamagata Aritomo]] (a known military commander and war-hawk in the Meiji and Taisho period). While both were portrayed as benevolent bosses in the anime, General Yamagata was known in real life to harbor anti-democratic and expansionary sentiments. Considering that Yamagata's policies would pave the way for [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun Showa-era Japan's military expansion in Asia]], it was probably quite appropriate that Saito, the series' KnightTemplar by virtue of his {{Shinsengumi}} track record, would side with him.
* It used to bother me that Sanosuke was considered the hand-to-hand combat expert of the series, despite there being at least a few characters were far more skilled. But I realized that first and foremost, Sanosuke was a street fighter. His fighting style was less about unarmed combat martial arts and more about fighting his own way [[GoodOldFistCuffs with his two fists]]. While his refusal to follow Saitou's advice could be chalked up to stubborn ignorance, it fits his character and signifies the contrast of finding your own way and fighting style.

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* After taking some proper kenjitsu Kenjitsu classes, the name 'Battousai' gained a new significance. A ''battou'' is a move you do by drawing the sword really fast- in fast--in other words, it's an ''opening'' move. He didn't get the name because he was so much better at doing ''battou'''s compared to everything else; he just happened to kill his opponents that fast. Tropers/{{Zashiki-Warashi}}
* Many people point at Saito's Saitou's claim of having given up drinking as being a change that Watsuki made, since the real Saito Saitou was known to be a drinker until he died. However, the same scene where he says that he's given up (or is just cutting back) on drinking, Saito Saitou also says that drinking tends to make him want to kill. Being that he was in the middle of an undercover investigation of dirty politicians, (who would certainly fall under Aku Soku Zan, and whom Saito Saitou did later go back to kill off) the drinking thing is probably a polite lie that Saito Saitou made up just so he wouldn't jump the gun and blow his investigation.
* While the [[Film/RurouniKenshin live-action film]] is chock full of merits, one thing might get the attention of those who closely watched the anime: Saito, Saitou, instead of working for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okubo_Toshimichi Okubo Toshimichi]] (a powerful yet statesman-like Meiji government leader), he was made one of the direct subordinates to Army Chief [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamagata_Aritomo Yamagata Aritomo]] (a known military commander and war-hawk in the Meiji and Taisho period). While both were portrayed as benevolent bosses in the anime, General Yamagata was known in real life to harbor anti-democratic and expansionary sentiments. Considering that Yamagata's policies would pave the way for [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun Showa-era Japan's military expansion in Asia]], it was probably quite appropriate that Saito, Saitou, the series' KnightTemplar by virtue of his {{Shinsengumi}} track record, would side with him.
* It used to bother me that Sanosuke was considered the hand-to-hand combat expert of the series, despite there being at least a few characters were far more skilled. But I realized that first and foremost, Sanosuke was a street fighter. His fighting style was less about unarmed combat martial arts and more about fighting his own way [[GoodOldFistCuffs [[GoodOldFisticuffs with his two fists]]. While his refusal to follow Saitou's advice could be chalked up to stubborn ignorance, it fits his character and signifies the contrast of finding your own way and fighting style.



* Meta example. Hannya's original back story would've had him naturally deformed, which turned him into an outcast. This was changed because (according to the author at least), he had a talk about it with the editor and they concluded that it's too dark and needs to be changed. If that was too dark, what about Sojiro's back story?

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* Meta example. Hannya's original back story would've had him naturally deformed, which turned him into an outcast. This was changed because (according to the author at least), he had a talk about it with the editor and they concluded that it's too dark and needs to be changed. If that was too dark, what about Sojiro's Soujirou's back story?



* One of the WMG asks what kind of training Kenshin still needed given the fact that he only needed to learn kuzuryusen and the secret to acquire the complete set of hiten moves. It hit me that although Kenshin was a kenjutsu virtuso, he was not a great tactician and was still naive and immature. Samurai in training not only learn kenjutsu but bushido (the philosophy of the sword) and most likely tactics to successfully fight and win on the battlefield. Kenshin's fighting style relies on using his innate reaction ability along with hiten moves to defeat his opponents, something his master exploits with his training. Although Kenshin is a powerful fighter, he is not a cunning one and relies too much on his innate abilities to win which is why Hiko calls him his "stupid apprentice."

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* One of the WMG asks what kind of training Kenshin still needed given the fact that he only needed to learn kuzuryusen Kuzu Ryu Sen and the secret to acquire the complete set of hiten Hiten moves. It hit me that although Kenshin was a kenjutsu virtuso, Kenjutsu virtuoso, he was not a great tactician and was still naive and immature. Samurai in training not only learn kenjutsu Kenjutsu but bushido Bushido (the philosophy of the sword) and most likely tactics to successfully fight and win on the battlefield. Kenshin's fighting style relies on using his innate reaction ability along with hiten Hiten moves to defeat his opponents, something his master exploits with his training. Although Kenshin is a powerful fighter, he is not a cunning one and relies too much on his innate abilities to win which is why Hiko calls him his "stupid apprentice."



** Uhm, [[UnfortunateImplications rape is NOT the only way to traumatise a woman]]. It's ''far'' most likely that they're doing it less as a sign of sexual abuse, and much more as a not-so suble way to [[BreakTheCutie de-humanize her]] ''without'' needing to resort to other ways to mistreat her.

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** Uhm, [[UnfortunateImplications rape is NOT the only way to traumatise traumatize a woman]]. It's ''far'' most likely that they're doing it less as a sign of sexual abuse, and much more as a not-so suble subtle way to [[BreakTheCutie de-humanize her]] ''without'' needing to resort to other ways to mistreat her.
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