History Manga / Inuyasha

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Bankotsu, the utterly evil leader of the Band of Seven whose only stated desire is to kill as many people as he possibly can, is still completely disgusted by Renkotsu's greed and selfishness, eventually laying a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on him[[spoiler: after Renkotsu betrays and kills Jakotsu to steal his jewel shard]].
-->'''Renkotsu:''' Tell me what's the difference! How is what I've done any different than what you're doing right now?!\\
'''Bankotsu:''' The difference is I would never betray my friends.
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** Musou, one of Naraku's incarnations, starts off this way, until he starts stealing people's faces (leaving them faceless and dead).

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** Musou, Muso, one of Naraku's incarnations, starts off this way, until he starts stealing people's faces (leaving them faceless and dead).
26th Jan '17 3:32:47 PM Frem3
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** Another throwaway comment, this time by Toutousai. When Inuyasha first masters the Kaze no Kizu while fighting Sesshomaru and it's revealed at the same time that Tenseiga has chosen Sesshomaru as its true master, Toutousai mutters to himself "Whether Tenseiga lives or dies will depend on Sesshomaru's heart". It takes hindsight to show us just how significant that statement proved to be.

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** Another throwaway comment, this time by Toutousai. Totosai. When Inuyasha first masters the Kaze no Kizu while fighting Sesshomaru and it's revealed at the same time that Tenseiga has chosen Sesshomaru as its true master, Toutousai Totosai mutters to himself "Whether Tenseiga lives or dies will depend on Sesshomaru's heart". It takes hindsight to show us just how significant that statement proved to be.



* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Toutousai explains that [[spoiler: Bakusaiga was this to Sesshomaru.]]

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* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Toutousai Totosai explains that [[spoiler: Bakusaiga was this to Sesshomaru.]]



** [[EvilWeapon Toukijin]] is so powerful and evil not even [[UltimateBlacksmith Toutousai]] can approach it. Sesshomaru overcomes the blade's evil will easily and the sword obeys him loyally [[spoiler: until the day it's destroyed.]]

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** [[EvilWeapon Toukijin]] is so powerful and evil not even [[UltimateBlacksmith Toutousai]] Totosai]] can approach it. Sesshomaru overcomes the blade's evil will easily and the sword obeys him loyally [[spoiler: until the day it's destroyed.]]



** [[UltimateBlacksmith Toutousai]]. He knew from the start the truth about not only Tessaiga and Tenseiga, but Bakusaiga too.

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** [[UltimateBlacksmith Toutousai]].Totosai]]. He knew from the start the truth about not only Tessaiga and Tenseiga, but Bakusaiga too.



* ShamefulStrip: Kagome is knocked unconscious by the villain-of-the-week and wakes up naked in a big cooking pot. From the time Inu-Yasha rescues her until she retrieves her clothes, she wears his fire-rat-hair kimono.

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* ShamefulStrip: Kagome is knocked unconscious by the villain-of-the-week and wakes up naked in a big cooking pot. From the time Inu-Yasha Inuyasha rescues her until she retrieves her clothes, she wears his fire-rat-hair kimono.
5th Jan '17 8:52:29 PM Berrenta
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31st Dec '16 4:52:03 PM WillKeaton
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* TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised: The original anime ran for 167 episodes before it was taken off the air. The manga however kept going along, making the anime an example of this trope. However, years later, after the manga had ended, the anime was revived and given 26 episode to pick up where it left off and adapt the manga rest of the manga, which it did, finally wrapping up all the major plot points and giving an ending.
27th Dec '16 1:21:26 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}:
** It is almost impossible to not be impressed by some of the characters' exploits in the story, such as Sesshomaru not flinching from having his arm ripped off, Kagome blasting Naraku till only his head remains just because he pissed her off, Naraku eating Moryoumaru from the inside out and later [[spoiler: dying with smarmy remarks and a smile at the end of the series]], Sango digging herself out of her own grave, Kagura slaying entire army of demon wolves with a couple of wind-blades, Inuyasha defeating the foe his father died fighting, Inuyasha being able to completely break the state of full-demon he became from losing Tessaiga and much more for every character.
** Hell, '''Shippo''' is something of a badass, when one considers all the things he's done even though he's a little kid, up to and including having to be knocked out to keep from following the team into the final battle against Naraku... and then did it anyway once he regained consciousness. Just look how the much larger kitsune treat Shippo's exploits during the kitsune youjutsu exam that he didn't even know existed until after he was auto-enrolled into it by accident.
** Whenever Inuyasha turns human he continues to try the same potentially fatal exploits that wouldn't even bruise him as a half demon, up to and including fighting homicidal demons three times his size. Crosses the line into {{Determinator}} territory when he ([[HeroicResolve of course]]) keeps fighting after massive blood loss and broken bones.



* BuriedAlive: Sango, after being badly wounded and declared dead. [[{{Badass}} She]] [[RiseFromYourGrave clawed her way out.]]

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* BuriedAlive: Sango, after being badly wounded and declared dead. [[{{Badass}} She]] She [[RiseFromYourGrave clawed her way out.]]



* CallingYourAttacks: Once the manga hit its stride, almost all the characters do this. Uniquely, Sesshomaru's the only one who is mostly too cool to call his attacks out loud. He ''[[{{badass}} thinks]]'' them instead.

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* CallingYourAttacks: Once the manga hit its stride, almost all the characters do this. Uniquely, Sesshomaru's the only one who is mostly too cool to call his attacks out loud. He ''[[{{badass}} thinks]]'' ''thinks'' them instead.
22nd Dec '16 4:17:43 AM Frem3
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* ActionGirl: Sango, Kikyou, Ayame, eventually Kagome.

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* ActionGirl: Sango, Kikyou, Kikyo, Ayame, eventually Kagome.



** The story is about the Shikon no Tama trying to renew its cycle, having the souls of a powerful miko and a composite of several youkai and a human, [[spoiler: and needing similar souls, like Kikyou/Kagome and Naraku]]. All of this information is either left out or outright changed in the anime during the Jewel explanation.

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** The story is about the Shikon no Tama trying to renew its cycle, having the souls of a powerful miko and a composite of several youkai and a human, [[spoiler: and needing similar souls, like Kikyou/Kagome Kikyo/Kagome and Naraku]]. All of this information is either left out or outright changed in the anime during the Jewel explanation.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Kikyou, for Kagome.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Kikyou, Kikyo, for Kagome.



* BattleCouple: Inuyasha/Kagome and Sango/Miroku. In the anime, this also extends to Inuyasha and Kikyou, although they're never shown fighting alongside one another in the manga.

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* BattleCouple: Inuyasha/Kagome and Sango/Miroku. In the anime, this also extends to Inuyasha and Kikyou, Kikyo, although they're never shown fighting alongside one another in the manga.



* BrokenBird: Kagura, Kikyou. Sango.

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* BrokenBird: Kagura, Kikyou.Kikyo. Sango.



** Sesshomaru's darkest hour occurs when he finally learns the truth about Tenseiga's origins and the real reason why he was given Meidou Zangetsuha, resulting in ''him'' [[spoiler: believing that his father wanted [[TheUnfavorite Inuyasha to kill him]] to get the perfected technique back to Tessaiga]]. His HeroicBSOD is so overwhelming that even ''Myouga'' is desperate to help him. [[spoiler: He's left so shaken that he leaves his group vulnerable for Naraku to attack them and Sango had to rescue them instead. Nothing in the manga - not even Kagura's death or Rin's second death - has ever made him despair the way thinking his father hated him did.]]

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** Sesshomaru's darkest hour occurs when he finally learns the truth about Tenseiga's origins and the real reason why he was given Meidou Zangetsuha, resulting in ''him'' [[spoiler: believing that his father wanted [[TheUnfavorite Inuyasha to kill him]] to get the perfected technique back to Tessaiga]]. His HeroicBSOD is so overwhelming that even ''Myouga'' ''Myoga'' is desperate to help him. [[spoiler: He's left so shaken that he leaves his group vulnerable for Naraku to attack them and Sango had to rescue them instead. Nothing in the manga - not even Kagura's death or Rin's second death - has ever made him despair the way thinking his father hated him did.]]



* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: The Inuyasha - Kikyou - Kagome love triangle is finally broken when [[spoiler:Kikyou dies for good, and she ends up perishing peacefully in Inuyasha's arms]].

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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: The Inuyasha - Kikyou Kikyo - Kagome love triangle is finally broken when [[spoiler:Kikyou [[spoiler:Kikyo dies for good, and she ends up perishing peacefully in Inuyasha's arms]].



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Inuyasha not only is in the middle of a LoveTriangle with Kagome and Kikyou, but VillainousCrossdresser Jakotsu is explicitly and obsessively in love with him. Jakotsu was also attracted to Sesshomaru and Miroku, but concluded that he preferred Inuyasha.

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Inuyasha not only is in the middle of a LoveTriangle with Kagome and Kikyou, Kikyo, but VillainousCrossdresser Jakotsu is explicitly and obsessively in love with him. Jakotsu was also attracted to Sesshomaru and Miroku, but concluded that he preferred Inuyasha.



* FamilyThemeNaming: The three named characters from the demon slayers' village -- Sango, her younger brother Kohaku, and their pet Kirara -- all have names referring to semi-precious stones (coral, amber and mica, respectively). Additionally, Kikyou and her younger sister Kaede both have names that begin with K and refer to plants (bellflower and maple). Also Kagome and Souta could be taken to mean ''Bamboo'' and ''young grass'' respectively.

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* FamilyThemeNaming: The three named characters from the demon slayers' village -- Sango, her younger brother Kohaku, and their pet Kirara -- all have names referring to semi-precious stones (coral, amber and mica, respectively). Additionally, Kikyou Kikyo and her younger sister Kaede both have names that begin with K and refer to plants (bellflower and maple). Also Kagome and Souta could be taken to mean ''Bamboo'' and ''young grass'' respectively.



* FirstLove: Kikyou is this for Inuyasha, he loves her and feels he failed her, feeling responsible for her.

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* FirstLove: Kikyou Kikyo is this for Inuyasha, he loves her and feels he failed her, feeling responsible for her.



** After just getting Tessaiga but still being unable to make it transform against Sesshomaru, Inuyasha complains to Myouga about how useless it is, to which Myouga responds that it's a memento from his father and to ''never let go of it.''

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** After just getting Tessaiga but still being unable to make it transform against Sesshomaru, Inuyasha complains to Myouga Myoga about how useless it is, to which Myouga Myoga responds that it's a memento from his father and to ''never let go of it.''



* GodivaHair: Kikyou has this just after being revived.

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* GodivaHair: Kikyou Kikyo has this just after being revived.



* HandicappedBadass: Sesshomaru lost his left arm fighting Inuyasha in his first appearance. He still was one of the most powerful characters in the series. Also, while Kikyou is among the strongest characters in the show, her frail artificial body heavily handicaps her; smacking her hard enough or stealing her souls back is often enough to render her helpless.

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* HandicappedBadass: Sesshomaru lost his left arm fighting Inuyasha in his first appearance. He still was one of the most powerful characters in the series. Also, while Kikyou Kikyo is among the strongest characters in the show, her frail artificial body heavily handicaps her; smacking her hard enough or stealing her souls back is often enough to render her helpless.



* HimeCut: Many, notably Kikyou (benevolent priestess) and Sango (YamatoNadeshiko); interestingly, Sango's hairstyle fits the three characteristics better when she's in casual attire because Kikyo uses her sidelocks to create hair loops.

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* HimeCut: Many, notably Kikyou Kikyo (benevolent priestess) and Sango (YamatoNadeshiko); interestingly, Sango's hairstyle fits the three characteristics better when she's in casual attire because Kikyo uses her sidelocks to create hair loops.



* IfICantHaveYou: Naraku with Kikyou. He tricks Kikyou and Inuyasha into betraying each other, in hopes that he might be able to whisk the girl away after she's killed her former lover, but to much of his dismay she decides to choose death. Then when she's resurrected, he tries to kill her over and over again [[spoiler: until he finally succeeds. He even wanted her to die in his arms, hoping that Inuyasha would be too late.]]

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* IfICantHaveYou: Naraku with Kikyou. Kikyo. He tricks Kikyou Kikyo and Inuyasha into betraying each other, in hopes that he might be able to whisk the girl away after she's killed her former lover, but to much of his dismay she decides to choose death. Then when she's resurrected, he tries to kill her over and over again [[spoiler: until he finally succeeds. He even wanted her to die in his arms, hoping that Inuyasha would be too late.]]



* InterspeciesRomance: Inuyasha, Shiori and Jinenji all have human mothers and {{Youkai}} fathers. And Inuyasha himself with Kagome and Kikyou.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Inuyasha, Shiori and Jinenji all have human mothers and {{Youkai}} fathers. And Inuyasha himself with Kagome and Kikyou.Kikyo.



* LadyAndKnight: Inuyasha had these dynamics with Kagome. In the anime he has them with Kikyou as well.

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* LadyAndKnight: Inuyasha had these dynamics with Kagome. In the anime he has them with Kikyou Kikyo as well.



** Naraku was created when the deranged and perverse thief (and Kikyou's StalkerWithACrush) Onigumo merged with thousands of demons. And at one point in order to obtain a stronger body, he perfoms a Kodoku spell: thousands of fierce demons fight inside a cave in a mountain, and the winner absorb and merge with the losers. Eventually Naraku ends up absorbing the surviving demon in himself.

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** Naraku was created when the deranged and perverse thief (and Kikyou's Kikyo's StalkerWithACrush) Onigumo merged with thousands of demons. And at one point in order to obtain a stronger body, he perfoms a Kodoku spell: thousands of fierce demons fight inside a cave in a mountain, and the winner absorb and merge with the losers. Eventually Naraku ends up absorbing the surviving demon in himself.



** Kagome confronting Naraku near the end and making the unusually astute guess that [[spoiler: the Shikon no Tama did not grant Naraku's wish]] is really one of the best moments of the series. Naraku states more explicitly [[spoiler: at the moment of his death, that his wish was to have Kikyou's heart, and the possibility of being with her in the afterlife, which the Shikon no Tama could not give him. Failing this, he instead planned to replace Midoriko and the youkai with himself and Kagome, by wishing to become part of the Shikon no Tama and by using the stolen Meidou to trap Kagome with the Shikon no Tama. (This of course was really the wish of the Shikon no Tama itself.) The (uncertain) implication is that Kagome could not be trapped in the Shikon no Tama unless she made a wish on it, and any wish would do except for the wish for the Shikon no Tama to be destroyed.]]

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** Kagome confronting Naraku near the end and making the unusually astute guess that [[spoiler: the Shikon no Tama did not grant Naraku's wish]] is really one of the best moments of the series. Naraku states more explicitly [[spoiler: at the moment of his death, that his wish was to have Kikyou's Kikyo's heart, and the possibility of being with her in the afterlife, which the Shikon no Tama could not give him. Failing this, he instead planned to replace Midoriko and the youkai with himself and Kagome, by wishing to become part of the Shikon no Tama and by using the stolen Meidou to trap Kagome with the Shikon no Tama. (This of course was really the wish of the Shikon no Tama itself.) The (uncertain) implication is that Kagome could not be trapped in the Shikon no Tama unless she made a wish on it, and any wish would do except for the wish for the Shikon no Tama to be destroyed.]]



* NakedOnArrival: Kikyou was resurrected naked.

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* NakedOnArrival: Kikyou Kikyo was resurrected naked.



** Averted with Kikyou, who spent much of the manga as an evil mockery of her former gentle self while continuing to retain her healing abilities and her desire to heal. Eventually, her kind nature was [[RedemptionEqualsDeath saved and restored]].

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** Averted with Kikyou, Kikyo, who spent much of the manga as an evil mockery of her former gentle self while continuing to retain her healing abilities and her desire to heal. Eventually, her kind nature was [[RedemptionEqualsDeath saved and restored]].



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Most notably, [[spoiler: Kikyou. Also, Kagura, who [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] everything to save Kohaku only to be killed by Naraku shortly afterwards.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Most notably, [[spoiler: Kikyou.Kikyo. Also, Kagura, who [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] everything to save Kohaku only to be killed by Naraku shortly afterwards.]]



* {{Reincarnation}}: Kagome is the reincarnation of Kikyou.
* ReincarnationRomance: Inuyasha fell in love with Kagome, the reincarnation of his last love, Kikyou.

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* {{Reincarnation}}: Kagome is the reincarnation of Kikyou.
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* ReincarnationRomance: Inuyasha fell in love with Kagome, the reincarnation of his last love, Kikyou.Kikyo.



* ResurrectedForAJob: Kikyou was resurrected to go hunting for shikon shards for Urasue but she killed Urasue instead.

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* ResurrectedForAJob: Kikyou Kikyo was resurrected to go hunting for shikon shards for Urasue but she killed Urasue instead.



** Myouga always makes his appearance known by sucking blood off Inuyasha's nose and getting squashed for it.

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** Myouga Myoga always makes his appearance known by sucking blood off Inuyasha's nose and getting squashed for it.



** The Inu no Taisho and Kikyou have a fondness of just sealing their enemies instead of killing them.

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** The Inu no Taisho and Kikyou Kikyo have a fondness of just sealing their enemies instead of killing them.



** Inuyasha's first love was Kikyou, [[spoiler:but he falls in love with Kagome]].

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** Inuyasha's first love was Kikyou, Kikyo, [[spoiler:but he falls in love with Kagome]].



** Whenever Kikyou gets within eyeshot of Kagome.

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** Whenever Kikyou Kikyo gets within eyeshot of Kagome.



* StarCrossedLovers: Inuyasha and Kikyou.

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* StarCrossedLovers: Inuyasha and Kikyou.Kikyo.



* TriangRelations: The Inuyasha/Kagome/Kikyo Triangle is closest to a Type 7 situation, where "Alice" is Inuyasha, and "Bob" and "Charlie" are Kagome and Kikyou who are rivals rather than having no interaction. Inuyasha was effectively engaged to Kikyou when she died and his relationship with Kagome was already well under way when Kikyou came back from the dead (shortly after Kouga's entry into the storyline, Kagome and Inuyasha are a confirmed couple), making him honour-bound to both women and completely unable to choose between them. At one point he even admits to Miroku that he was hoping he could solve the problem by having them both (which would have been relatively common for a man in Japan's past, but modern-girl Kagome was definitely not thrilled by that suggestion). It doesn't help that Kagome is Kikyo reincarnated.

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* TriangRelations: The Inuyasha/Kagome/Kikyo Triangle is closest to a Type 7 situation, where "Alice" is Inuyasha, and "Bob" and "Charlie" are Kagome and Kikyou Kikyo who are rivals rather than having no interaction. Inuyasha was effectively engaged to Kikyou Kikyo when she died and his relationship with Kagome was already well under way when Kikyou Kikyo came back from the dead (shortly after Kouga's entry into the storyline, Kagome and Inuyasha are a confirmed couple), making him honour-bound to both women and completely unable to choose between them. At one point he even admits to Miroku that he was hoping he could solve the problem by having them both (which would have been relatively common for a man in Japan's past, but modern-girl Kagome was definitely not thrilled by that suggestion). It doesn't help that Kagome is Kikyo reincarnated.
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* AwwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: in Inuyasha's group: They may not always see eye to eye at times on certain matters, they may drive each other crazy, but when the chips down, they'll lay their lives on the line for each other, especially Inuyash and Kagome.

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* AwwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: in Inuyasha's group: They may not always see eye to eye at times on certain matters, they may drive each other crazy, but when the chips down, they'll lay their lives on the line for each other, especially Inuyash and Kagome.
22nd Dec '16 4:05:44 AM Smeagol17
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You can find dubbed and subtitled versions of both ''[[http://www.hulu.com/inuyasha InuYasha]]'' and ''[[http://www.hulu.com/inuyasha-the-final-act The Final Act]]'' on Creator/{{Hulu}} and the first two seasons of the original series on Netflix. The show (in dubbed form) aired for years on Creator/AdultSwim (and, later, the revived Creator/{{Toonami}} block), but the network lost the rights to it in early 2014. Toonami has [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/100835638551/inuyasha-the-final-act-is-coming-to announced]] that it will air ''The Final Act'' starting on November 15, 2014. Both animes currently stream on the Creator/NeonAlley service.

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You can find dubbed and subtitled versions of both ''[[http://www.hulu.com/inuyasha InuYasha]]'' and ''[[http://www.hulu.com/inuyasha-the-final-act The Final Act]]'' on Creator/{{Hulu}} and the first two seasons of the original series on Netflix. The show (in dubbed form) aired for years on Creator/AdultSwim (and, later, the revived Creator/{{Toonami}} block), but the network lost the rights to it in early 2014. Toonami has [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/100835638551/inuyasha-the-final-act-is-coming-to announced]] that it will air aired ''The Final Act'' starting on November 15, 2014. Both animes currently stream on the Creator/NeonAlley service.
22nd Dec '16 4:03:15 AM Frem3
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Naraku, he's so terrible, that his own minions, most of whom are made of his own flesh, despise him and several actively seek to overthrow him. That's right, he's so bad that his own body parts hates him.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Sesshoumaru and Kouga never go anywhere without their armor. Given that Inuyasha's fire-rat robe is supposed to double as armour, he never goes anywhere without it either. Sango also keeps hers on hand everywhere she goes, whether or not she's actually wearing it.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Naraku, he's so terrible, that his own minions, most of whom are made of his own flesh, despise him and several actively seek to overthrow him. That's right, he's so bad that his own body parts hates hate him.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru and Kouga never go anywhere without their armor. Given that Inuyasha's fire-rat robe is supposed to double as armour, he never goes anywhere without it either. Sango also keeps hers on hand everywhere she goes, whether or not she's actually wearing it.



*** Ah-Un, Sesshoumaru's two-headed dragon

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*** Ah-Un, Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's two-headed dragon



* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Kagura, for Sesshoumaru.

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* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Kagura, for Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru.



* AlmightyMom: Sesshoumaru's mother is a plot device designed to help Sesshoumaru's CharacterDevelopment by achieving something almost no one else in the manga managed to do - [[BreakTheHaughty putting him in his place]] in the most [[CruelToBeKind brutal]] [[LackOfEmpathy manner]] [[DeathIsCheap possible]].

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* AlmightyMom: Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's mother is a plot device designed to help Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's CharacterDevelopment by achieving something almost no one else in the manga managed to do - [[BreakTheHaughty putting him in his place]] in the most [[CruelToBeKind brutal]] [[LackOfEmpathy manner]] [[DeathIsCheap possible]].



* AntiVillain: Saint Hakushin; Kagura and Sesshoumaru both evolve into this role as well.
* AppendageAssimilation: Sesshoumaru tried to replace his severed arm with other youkai arms, but they all turned out to be useless and after a while he just stopped trying.

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* AntiVillain: Saint Hakushin; Kagura and Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru both evolve into this role as well.
* AppendageAssimilation: Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru tried to replace his severed arm with other youkai arms, but they all turned out to be useless and after a while he just stopped trying.



* ArtEvolution: At the beginning of the manga, Takahashi drew the characters with rounder faces, bigger eyes, and a very different style for the hair. [[http://s24.postimg.org/yw6wqiy3p/Art_Evolution.jpg Just look at Sesshoumaru.]]

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* ArtEvolution: At the beginning of the manga, Takahashi drew the characters with rounder faces, bigger eyes, and a very different style for the hair. [[http://s24.postimg.org/yw6wqiy3p/Art_Evolution.jpg Just look at Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru.]]



** Sesshoumaru's name is written with kanji meaning "kill," "life" or "genuine," and "perfection," a combination which could be interpreted to mean something to the effect of "perfect killer" or "complete destruction of life."

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** Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's name is written with kanji meaning "kill," "life" or "genuine," and "perfection," a combination which could be interpreted to mean something to the effect of "perfect killer" or "complete destruction of life."



* AwfulTruth: The truth about Tenseiga is kept secret for a long time because it's this trope for Sesshoumaru.

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* AwfulTruth: The truth about Tenseiga is kept secret for a long time because it's this trope for Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru.



* BadassFamily: Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru and their father; Sango, Kohaku and their father.

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* BadassFamily: Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru and their father; Sango, Kohaku and their father.



** Sesshoumaru in his fight with Magatsuhi when he has to [[spoiler: be rescued by his brother]]. [[spoiler: He gets stronger]].

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** Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru in his fight with Magatsuhi when he has to [[spoiler: be rescued by his brother]]. [[spoiler: He gets stronger]].



** Sesshoumaru's are mostly related to receiving Inuyasha's pity and [[spoiler: hearing Kagura's death being insulted]]. The latter upset him so much that he broke Tokijin over it and endangered his own life in the process.

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** Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's are mostly related to receiving Inuyasha's pity and [[spoiler: hearing Kagura's death being insulted]]. The latter upset him so much that he broke Tokijin over it and endangered his own life in the process.



* BigEntrance: If the main activity suddenly gets interrupted by everyone being drawn to what appears to be a massive bolt of lightning that crashes into the earth, rattling the ground and releasing an overload of raw power, it almost always means Sesshoumaru's just entered the scene.

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* BigEntrance: If the main activity suddenly gets interrupted by everyone being drawn to what appears to be a massive bolt of lightning that crashes into the earth, rattling the ground and releasing an overload of raw power, it almost always means Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's just entered the scene.



* {{Bishounen}}: Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Naraku.

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* {{Bishounen}}: Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, Naraku.



** Inuyasha rams Tessaiga into the ground to prevent being sucked into the Wind Tunnel. In one of many amusing examples of just how alike the two brothers really are, when Sesshoumaru first experiences the power of the Wind Tunnel, he reacts in exactly the same way (and since he's holding Tessaiga at the time, he even uses the same sword).

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** Inuyasha rams Tessaiga into the ground to prevent being sucked into the Wind Tunnel. In one of many amusing examples of just how alike the two brothers really are, when Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru first experiences the power of the Wind Tunnel, he reacts in exactly the same way (and since he's holding Tessaiga at the time, he even uses the same sword).



** The Muonna that Sesshoumaru had impersonate Inuyasha's mother looked like this under her illusion.

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** The Muonna that Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru had impersonate Inuyasha's mother looked like this under her illusion.



** Inuyasha's youkai form. Insanely high levels of strength and speed, a much improved healing factor, enough youki to make even ''Sesshoumaru'' [[NotSoStoic feel one, brief moment of fear]] and have a youketsu capable of holding the evil spirit of the ''Shikon no Tama'' immobile against its will and decay a frggin' portal to hell when its sliced by the Dragon-Scale Tessaiga. Of course, there's the little matter of him being a bloodthirsty monster that has barely any of Inuyasha's restraint, and each time it gets even less controllable and less intelligent. Of course, he does get to occasionally take advantage of it and Tessaiga at the same time, whenever someone starts stealing some of Tessaiga's forms, or he boosts Tessaiga with purified Shikon shards.

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** Inuyasha's youkai form. Insanely high levels of strength and speed, a much improved healing factor, enough youki to make even ''Sesshoumaru'' ''Sesshomaru'' [[NotSoStoic feel one, brief moment of fear]] and have a youketsu capable of holding the evil spirit of the ''Shikon no Tama'' immobile against its will and decay a frggin' portal to hell when its sliced by the Dragon-Scale Tessaiga. Of course, there's the little matter of him being a bloodthirsty monster that has barely any of Inuyasha's restraint, and each time it gets even less controllable and less intelligent. Of course, he does get to occasionally take advantage of it and Tessaiga at the same time, whenever someone starts stealing some of Tessaiga's forms, or he boosts Tessaiga with purified Shikon shards.



* CainAndAbel: Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru for a while. A better example would be Kinka and Ginka, brothers who are attached to one another because neither of them had managed to kill each other in their childhood as was the nature of their species.

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* CainAndAbel: Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru for a while. A better example would be Kinka and Ginka, brothers who are attached to one another because neither of them had managed to kill each other in their childhood as was the nature of their species.



* CallingYourAttacks: Once the manga hit its stride, almost all the characters do this. Uniquely, Sesshoumaru's the only one who is mostly too cool to call his attacks out loud. He ''[[{{badass}} thinks]]'' them instead.

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* CallingYourAttacks: Once the manga hit its stride, almost all the characters do this. Uniquely, Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's the only one who is mostly too cool to call his attacks out loud. He ''[[{{badass}} thinks]]'' them instead.



* CanisMajor: Sesshoumaru and his parents' true forms.

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* CanisMajor: Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru and his parents' true forms.



** This is what happened to the smiling, talkative Sesshoumaru. Lampshaded briefly in the manga, however. In the early days, his smiles were usually only sadistic. Later on in the manga, once Sesshoumaru's unsmiling, taciturn personality is established, Jaken does briefly observe that Sesshoumaru only smiles when he's in a killing mood.

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** This is what happened to the smiling, talkative Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru. Lampshaded briefly in the manga, however. In the early days, his smiles were usually only sadistic. Later on in the manga, once Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's unsmiling, taciturn personality is established, Jaken does briefly observe that Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru only smiles when he's in a killing mood.



* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Everyone in Inuyasha's group (except for Kagome who has a [[OpenMindedParent living mother]]), and the two humans who end up in Sesshoumaru's group are an orphan and SelfMadeOrphan.

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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Everyone in Inuyasha's group (except for Kagome who has a [[OpenMindedParent living mother]]), and the two humans who end up in Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's group are an orphan and SelfMadeOrphan.



** Sesshoumaru's darkest hour occurs when he finally learns the truth about Tenseiga's origins and the real reason why he was given Meidou Zangetsuha, resulting in ''him'' [[spoiler: believing that his father wanted [[TheUnfavorite Inuyasha to kill him]] to get the perfected technique back to Tessaiga]]. His HeroicBSOD is so overwhelming that even ''Myouga'' is desperate to help him. [[spoiler: He's left so shaken that he leaves his group vulnerable for Naraku to attack them and Sango had to rescue them instead. Nothing in the manga - not even Kagura's death or Rin's second death - has ever made him despair the way thinking his father hated him did.]]

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** Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's darkest hour occurs when he finally learns the truth about Tenseiga's origins and the real reason why he was given Meidou Zangetsuha, resulting in ''him'' [[spoiler: believing that his father wanted [[TheUnfavorite Inuyasha to kill him]] to get the perfected technique back to Tessaiga]]. His HeroicBSOD is so overwhelming that even ''Myouga'' is desperate to help him. [[spoiler: He's left so shaken that he leaves his group vulnerable for Naraku to attack them and Sango had to rescue them instead. Nothing in the manga - not even Kagura's death or Rin's second death - has ever made him despair the way thinking his father hated him did.]]



* DeathGlare: Sesshoumaru. Early in the manga, he scares off a pack of wolves with his glare alone. Later on, he's badly injured to such an unusual degree that Kagome and Shippou worry about it and discuss healing him. His glare sends both of them scurrying behind Inuyasha for protection.
* DeathIsCheap: Ask Kikyo... or Kohaku... or Rin. The series does try not to take it ''too'' far: before he could master Tenseiga's Meidou Zangetsuha, Sesshoumaru had to learn that even Tenseiga's ability to revive the dead has its limits, since he couldn't properly appreciate the value of the lives of others as long as he assumed he could simply bring them back. However, the lesson is rather undermined when Sesshoumaru's mother revives Rin a second time anyway.

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* DeathGlare: Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru. Early in the manga, he scares off a pack of wolves with his glare alone. Later on, he's badly injured to such an unusual degree that Kagome and Shippou worry about it and discuss healing him. His glare sends both of them scurrying behind Inuyasha for protection.
* DeathIsCheap: Ask Kikyo... or Kohaku... or Rin. The series does try not to take it ''too'' far: before he could master Tenseiga's Meidou Zangetsuha, Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru had to learn that even Tenseiga's ability to revive the dead has its limits, since he couldn't properly appreciate the value of the lives of others as long as he assumed he could simply bring them back. However, the lesson is rather undermined when Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's mother revives Rin a second time anyway.



* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Inuyasha lets Sesshoumaru impale him through the chest, taking advantage of the moment and ripping off his older brother’s arm to get Tessaiga back.

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* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Inuyasha lets Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru impale him through the chest, taking advantage of the moment and ripping off his older brother’s arm to get Tessaiga back.



* DynamicEntry: Happens several times. One example consists of Kagome, Miroku and Sango being saved from Mukotsu by a clawed hand slicing into Mukotsu's body signify the arrival of - to Kagome's shock - [[IWasJustPassingThrough Sesshoumaru]] rather than Inuyasha.

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* DynamicEntry: Happens several times. One example consists of Kagome, Miroku and Sango being saved from Mukotsu by a clawed hand slicing into Mukotsu's body signify the arrival of - to Kagome's shock - [[IWasJustPassingThrough Sesshoumaru]] Sesshomaru]] rather than Inuyasha.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: After everything the main characters went through, almost all of them got a happy ending. Miroku and Sango are HappilyMarried and have three kids; Shippo is learning to get better with his powers; Kohaku, accompanied by Kirara, is atoning by helping other people; Rin is staying with Kaede and is often visited by Sesshoumaru; and even though they were separated for three years, Kagome and Inuyasha are reunited at the end.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: After everything the main characters went through, almost all of them got a happy ending. Miroku and Sango are HappilyMarried and have three kids; Shippo is learning to get better with his powers; Kohaku, accompanied by Kirara, is atoning by helping other people; Rin is staying with Kaede and is often visited by Sesshoumaru; Sesshomaru; and even though they were separated for three years, Kagome and Inuyasha are reunited at the end.]]



* EmpathicWeapon: Several weapons in the series are this, most notably [[{{BFS}} Tessaiga]], [[HealingShiv Tenseiga]] and [[BattleBoomerang Hiraikotsu]]. [[EvilWeapon Tokijin]] starts off as one, but its will is completely suppressed by Sesshoumaru's.

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* EmpathicWeapon: Several weapons in the series are this, most notably [[{{BFS}} Tessaiga]], [[HealingShiv Tenseiga]] and [[BattleBoomerang Hiraikotsu]]. [[EvilWeapon Tokijin]] starts off as one, but its will is completely suppressed by Sesshoumaru's.Sesshomaru's.



** While it's hard to tell how he and his mother feel about each other, a significant part of Sesshoumaru's character development involved getting over his daddy issues which required her help.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Inuyasha not only is in the middle of a LoveTriangle with Kagome and Kikyou, but VillainousCrossdresser Jakotsu is explicitly and obsessively in love with him. Jakotsu was also attracted to Sesshoumaru and Miroku, but concluded that he preferred Inuyasha.

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** While it's hard to tell how he and his mother feel about each other, a significant part of Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's character development involved getting over his daddy issues which required her help.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Inuyasha not only is in the middle of a LoveTriangle with Kagome and Kikyou, but VillainousCrossdresser Jakotsu is explicitly and obsessively in love with him. Jakotsu was also attracted to Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru and Miroku, but concluded that he preferred Inuyasha.



* EyeScream: In the manga, Sesshoumaru stabs Inuyasha's right eye in order to get the black pearl that's hidden there, a portal to his father's grave.

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* EyeScream: In the manga, Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru stabs Inuyasha's right eye in order to get the black pearl that's hidden there, a portal to his father's grave.



** Another throwaway comment, this time by Toutousai. When Inuyasha first masters the Kaze no Kizu while fighting Sesshoumaru and it's revealed at the same time that Tenseiga has chosen Sesshoumaru as its true master, Toutousai mutters to himself "Whether Tenseiga lives or dies will depend on Sesshoumaru's heart". It takes hindsight to show us just how significant that statement proved to be.
** After just getting Tessaiga but still being unable to make it transform against Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha complains to Myouga about how useless it is, to which Myouga responds that it's a memento from his father and to ''never let go of it.''

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** Another throwaway comment, this time by Toutousai. When Inuyasha first masters the Kaze no Kizu while fighting Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru and it's revealed at the same time that Tenseiga has chosen Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru as its true master, Toutousai mutters to himself "Whether Tenseiga lives or dies will depend on Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's heart". It takes hindsight to show us just how significant that statement proved to be.
** After just getting Tessaiga but still being unable to make it transform against Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, Inuyasha complains to Myouga about how useless it is, to which Myouga responds that it's a memento from his father and to ''never let go of it.''



** [[spoiler: Kagura is happy that Sesshoumaru went specifically to see her and she smiles as she fades away.]]

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** [[spoiler: Kagura is happy that Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru went specifically to see her and she smiles as she fades away.]]



* HandicappedBadass: Sesshoumaru lost his left arm fighting Inuyasha in his first appearance. He still was one of the most powerful characters in the series. Also, while Kikyou is among the strongest characters in the show, her frail artificial body heavily handicaps her; smacking her hard enough or stealing her souls back is often enough to render her helpless.

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* HandicappedBadass: Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru lost his left arm fighting Inuyasha in his first appearance. He still was one of the most powerful characters in the series. Also, while Kikyou is among the strongest characters in the show, her frail artificial body heavily handicaps her; smacking her hard enough or stealing her souls back is often enough to render her helpless.



* HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim: [[spoiler:Jaken does this for Sesshoumaru when Rin dies.]]

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* HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim: [[spoiler:Jaken does this for Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru when Rin dies.]]



* HealingFactor: Everyone with youkai blood. Sesshoumaru [[UpToEleven ups this to eleven]] later on in the series, [[spoiler: which results in him being able to regenerate his missing left arm.]]

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* HealingFactor: Everyone with youkai blood. Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru [[UpToEleven ups this to eleven]] later on in the series, [[spoiler: which results in him being able to regenerate his missing left arm.]]



* HeldGaze: This type of gaze occurs a few times between several different pairs, including [[spoiler: a [[TearJerker moment]] between [[TheStoic Sesshoumaru]] and [[BrokenBird Kagura]]. As her life ebbs away, they talk, run out of words, and finally hold each other's gaze as she [[NoBodyLeftBehind distintegrates]] into [[IDieFree the wind]].]]

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* HeldGaze: This type of gaze occurs a few times between several different pairs, including [[spoiler: a [[TearJerker moment]] between [[TheStoic Sesshoumaru]] Sesshomaru]] and [[BrokenBird Kagura]]. As her life ebbs away, they talk, run out of words, and finally hold each other's gaze as she [[NoBodyLeftBehind distintegrates]] into [[IDieFree the wind]].]]



* ICanStillFight: Mainly Inuyasha and Sango. Sesshoumaru, too, at one point - although he manages to avoid these exact words, he still ends up in an argument with Inuyasha over [[BadassInDistress whether he should be on the battlefield at all]].

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* ICanStillFight: Mainly Inuyasha and Sango. Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, too, at one point - although he manages to avoid these exact words, he still ends up in an argument with Inuyasha over [[BadassInDistress whether he should be on the battlefield at all]].



* IShallTauntYou: Mouryoumaru tries to goad Inuyasha into getting so angry that he does something stupid by insulting Kagura's death. To everyone's shock (including Mouryoumaru's) the one who flies into an UnstoppableRage is actually Sesshoumaru instead, who becomes so upset that he breaks Tokijin and puts his own life in danger.

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* IShallTauntYou: Mouryoumaru tries to goad Inuyasha into getting so angry that he does something stupid by insulting Kagura's death. To everyone's shock (including Mouryoumaru's) the one who flies into an UnstoppableRage is actually Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru instead, who becomes so upset that he breaks Tokijin and puts his own life in danger.



* IWasJustPassingThrough: Sesshoumaru's favorite excuse whenever he helps the heroes.

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* IWasJustPassingThrough: Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's favorite excuse whenever he helps the heroes.



** Magatsuhi first impales Sesshoumaru's only arm three times and later [[spoiler: impales him twice through the chest.]]

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** Magatsuhi first impales Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's only arm three times and later [[spoiler: impales him twice through the chest.]]



* ImpliedLoveInterest: Sesshoumaru and Kagura, whose feeling are never specifically confirmed but whose significance to one another is clear in the later parts of the storyline (and helpfully spotlighted by [[ShipperOnDeck Rin]]).

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* ImpliedLoveInterest: Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru and Kagura, whose feeling are never specifically confirmed but whose significance to one another is clear in the later parts of the storyline (and helpfully spotlighted by [[ShipperOnDeck Rin]]).



* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Toutousai explains that [[spoiler: Bakusaiga was this to Sesshoumaru.]]

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* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Toutousai explains that [[spoiler: Bakusaiga was this to Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru.]]



* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Koga.

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* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, Koga.



* JustFollowingOrders: Byakuya's excuse to Sesshoumaru when he interferes with Sesshoumaru's pursuit of Mouryoumaru is, "don't hate me, I'm just doing my job".

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* JustFollowingOrders: Byakuya's excuse to Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru when he interferes with Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's pursuit of Mouryoumaru is, "don't hate me, I'm just doing my job".



* KiAttacks: Most all the attacks Inuyasha does are ki attacks focused through his sword; he rarely uses it to actually cut anyone, aside from monster-like demons. This is eventually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Sesshoumaru, who [[BigBrotherMentor cryptically advises]] his brother that he's put so many weird powers into the blade that he's forgotten what the point of a sword is ([[IncrediblyLamePun the point of the sword]] is to cut).

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* KiAttacks: Most all the attacks Inuyasha does are ki attacks focused through his sword; he rarely uses it to actually cut anyone, aside from monster-like demons. This is eventually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, who [[BigBrotherMentor cryptically advises]] his brother that he's put so many weird powers into the blade that he's forgotten what the point of a sword is ([[IncrediblyLamePun the point of the sword]] is to cut).



* LongHairedPrettyboy: Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Naraku and Bankotsu.

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* LongHairedPrettyboy: Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, Inuyasha, Naraku and Bankotsu.



** Tessaiga initially appears to be this, then it seems to be averted when it's revealed Sesshoumaru can use it as well, it's only the youkai-repelling barrier that stops him. Finally, it's confirmed during a DieOrFly test of worth when Sesshoumaru deliberately steals Tessaiga's power to test its bond with Inuyasha only to find the power immediately flees back to Inuyasha at the first chance it gets.
** [[EvilWeapon Toukijin]] is so powerful and evil not even [[UltimateBlacksmith Toutousai]] can approach it. Sesshoumaru overcomes the blade's evil will easily and the sword obeys him loyally [[spoiler: until the day it's destroyed.]]
** Tenseiga is extremely loyal to Sesshoumaru even though he doesn't want it at all. [[spoiler: Even when he deliberately shatters the blade and discards it, the sword ends up reforging itself and landing back on the ground near Sesshoumaru. The only reason Tenseiga is not a ClingyMacGuffin is because it can be physically separated from Sesshoumaru. It just won't stay separated.]]

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** Tessaiga initially appears to be this, then it seems to be averted when it's revealed Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru can use it as well, it's only the youkai-repelling barrier that stops him. Finally, it's confirmed during a DieOrFly test of worth when Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru deliberately steals Tessaiga's power to test its bond with Inuyasha only to find the power immediately flees back to Inuyasha at the first chance it gets.
** [[EvilWeapon Toukijin]] is so powerful and evil not even [[UltimateBlacksmith Toutousai]] can approach it. Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru overcomes the blade's evil will easily and the sword obeys him loyally [[spoiler: until the day it's destroyed.]]
** Tenseiga is extremely loyal to Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru even though he doesn't want it at all. [[spoiler: Even when he deliberately shatters the blade and discards it, the sword ends up reforging itself and landing back on the ground near Sesshoumaru. Sesshomaru. The only reason Tenseiga is not a ClingyMacGuffin is because it can be physically separated from Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru. It just won't stay separated.]]



* MenDontCry: Inuyasha says this to a crying Shippo when they think Kagome, Miroku and Sango have died. When it turns out they haven't, Inuyasha tries to hide his tears which Shippo is fast to point out. Sesshoumaru also never cries, to the extent where Jaken will cry for him where necessary.

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* MenDontCry: Inuyasha says this to a crying Shippo when they think Kagome, Miroku and Sango have died. When it turns out they haven't, Inuyasha tries to hide his tears which Shippo is fast to point out. Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru also never cries, to the extent where Jaken will cry for him where necessary.



* MoralityPet: Rin, for Sesshoumaru. Kohaku becomes something of a MoralityPet for Kagura for a short time [[spoiler: until she dies saving his life, resulting in him defaulting to Sesshoumaru. One imagines that if everyone else got killed off, Fluffy'd probably end up with Shippo as well.]]

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* MoralityPet: Rin, for Sesshoumaru. Sesshomaru. Kohaku becomes something of a MoralityPet for Kagura for a short time [[spoiler: until she dies saving his life, resulting in him defaulting to Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru. One imagines that if everyone else got killed off, Fluffy'd probably end up with Shippo as well.]]



* MysticalWhiteHair: With a very few brown-haired exceptions, all of the normal humans in the series have black hair (or had it previously and went grey with age). The white hair of characters like Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru marks them as obviously supernatural.

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* MysticalWhiteHair: With a very few brown-haired exceptions, all of the normal humans in the series have black hair (or had it previously and went grey with age). The white hair of characters like Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru marks them as obviously supernatural.



* NemesisWeapon: An inversion of the alignments. Protagonist Inuyasha's Tessaiga is a sword of destruction. His rival and evil brother Sesshoumaru wields the Tenseiga which is the sword of life. Both were forged from their father's fang, and the swords were chosen for each brother so that they would be unable to fight each other. A good portion of Sesshoumaru's early motivation was to steal the Tessaiga for himself. Later he commissioned a third blade, Tokijin, from an evil smith specifically to counter Tessaiga.

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* NemesisWeapon: An inversion of the alignments. Protagonist Inuyasha's Tessaiga is a sword of destruction. His rival and evil brother Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru wields the Tenseiga which is the sword of life. Both were forged from their father's fang, and the swords were chosen for each brother so that they would be unable to fight each other. A good portion of Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's early motivation was to steal the Tessaiga for himself. Later he commissioned a third blade, Tokijin, from an evil smith specifically to counter Tessaiga.



** In the end, [[spoiler: Sesshoumaru]] is revealed to be this when Magatsuhi tries to kill him by [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbing]] him twice in the chest. It only makes him [[ItWasWithYouAllAlong even stronger]] than he used to be.

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** In the end, [[spoiler: Sesshoumaru]] Sesshomaru]] is revealed to be this when Magatsuhi tries to kill him by [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbing]] him twice in the chest. It only makes him [[ItWasWithYouAllAlong even stronger]] than he used to be.



* NobleDemon: [[DisappearedDad Inu-no-Taisho]] was probably one. Sesshoumaru's mother might also be one, but her single appearance leaves it difficult to tell: although she participates in Inu-no-Taisho's plan to teach Sesshoumaru compassion, interpretations vary as to whether or not she demonstrates a LackOfEmpathy. CharacterDevelopment eventually lands Sesshoumaru in this category; other examples include Totosai, Housenki, and the fathers of Jinenji and Shiori. As a rule, if you have a half-demon child, you are probably a NobleDemon.

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* NobleDemon: [[DisappearedDad Inu-no-Taisho]] was probably one. Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's mother might also be one, but her single appearance leaves it difficult to tell: although she participates in Inu-no-Taisho's plan to teach Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru compassion, interpretations vary as to whether or not she demonstrates a LackOfEmpathy. CharacterDevelopment eventually lands Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru in this category; other examples include Totosai, Housenki, and the fathers of Jinenji and Shiori. As a rule, if you have a half-demon child, you are probably a NobleDemon.



** Sesshoumaru, courtesy of [[HealingShiv Tenseiga]], at least until he receives CharacterDevelopment.

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** Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, courtesy of [[HealingShiv Tenseiga]], at least until he receives CharacterDevelopment.



** His servants likewise get more than a few, especially Byakuya who thought he could handle [[spoiler: Sesshoumaru with an army of a few thousand youkai to back him up.]] [[OhCrap He was wrong]].

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** His servants likewise get more than a few, especially Byakuya who thought he could handle [[spoiler: Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru with an army of a few thousand youkai to back him up.]] [[OhCrap He was wrong]].



* OneManArmy: Despite the back-up his friends give him, Inuyasha is more than capable of this. His sword can slay a hundred youkai with a single swing... and that's its weakest ability. Then there's Miroku, who can take out many youkai with his Wind Tunnel (when he's allowed to use it). [[spoiler: And Sesshoumaru's sword can slay thousands of youkai with a single swing.]]

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* OneManArmy: Despite the back-up his friends give him, Inuyasha is more than capable of this. His sword can slay a hundred youkai with a single swing... and that's its weakest ability. Then there's Miroku, who can take out many youkai with his Wind Tunnel (when he's allowed to use it). [[spoiler: And Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's sword can slay thousands of youkai with a single swing.]]



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Sesshoumaru declares his claim on Inuyasha's life after Inuyasha receives Tessaiga, the sword that Sesshoumaru wants for himself. As his CharacterDevelopment progresses, it's not long before his "nobody kills my brother but me" attitude starts coming across as a face-saving excuse to get involved in Inuyasha's battles without admitting that he doesn't actually want him dead any more.

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru declares his claim on Inuyasha's life after Inuyasha receives Tessaiga, the sword that Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru wants for himself. As his CharacterDevelopment progresses, it's not long before his "nobody kills my brother but me" attitude starts coming across as a face-saving excuse to get involved in Inuyasha's battles without admitting that he doesn't actually want him dead any more.



** Ah-Un is a kind, loyal, two-headed dragon-horse that travels with Sesshoumaru. In the anime, he's also made herbivorous.

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** Ah-Un is a kind, loyal, two-headed dragon-horse that travels with Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru. In the anime, he's also made herbivorous.



* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: Sango offered her life to Sesshoumaru [[spoiler: after she tried to kill Rin to save Miroku but Sesshoumaru just seemed to forgive her. While his thoughts and feelings about the situation are left ambiguous, it probably helped Sango's case that she apologize to Rin while giving the girl her mask to protect her from Naraku's miasma.]]

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* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: Sango offered her life to Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru [[spoiler: after she tried to kill Rin to save Miroku but Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru just seemed to forgive her. While his thoughts and feelings about the situation are left ambiguous, it probably helped Sango's case that she apologize to Rin while giving the girl her mask to protect her from Naraku's miasma.]]



* PowerFloats: Sesshoumaru and Naraku.

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* PowerFloats: Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru and Naraku.



** Sesshoumaru confirms that Bokusenou is a two-thousand year old youkai magnolia tree.

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** Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru confirms that Bokusenou is a two-thousand year old youkai magnolia tree.



** Inuyasha himself is a cipher - the third movie establishes him as about 200 years old, not counting his fifty-year-stasis, but the movies are not considered canon to the series - but even if he was just a teenager when Kikyo put him on ice, Sesshomaru's appearance has not changed even ''slightly'' during the fifty years that Inuyasha was sealed. (And the same movie that gives Inuyasha's age as 200 shows Sesshoumaru looking only very slightly younger when Inuyasha was ''born,'' two hundred fifty years before the action of the series.) By extension, we may assume that Inu no Taisho and Sesshoumaru's mother age at a similar rate.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When the eyes of Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha turn red it means they're going to transform into a giant dog and full demon respectively. Either way you should be running... ''fast''.
* RedOniBlueOni: Inuyasha and Sesshomaru have this relationship going big time. Inuyasha and Miroku as well. Also, Jaken and Sesshoumaru as well.

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** Inuyasha himself is a cipher - the third movie establishes him as about 200 years old, not counting his fifty-year-stasis, but the movies are not considered canon to the series - but even if he was just a teenager when Kikyo put him on ice, Sesshomaru's appearance has not changed even ''slightly'' during the fifty years that Inuyasha was sealed. (And the same movie that gives Inuyasha's age as 200 shows Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru looking only very slightly younger when Inuyasha was ''born,'' two hundred fifty years before the action of the series.) By extension, we may assume that Inu no Taisho and Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's mother age at a similar rate.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When the eyes of Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru and Inuyasha turn red it means they're going to transform into a giant dog and full demon respectively. Either way you should be running... ''fast''.
* RedOniBlueOni: Inuyasha and Sesshomaru have this relationship going big time. Inuyasha and Miroku as well. Also, Jaken and Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru as well.



** Tenseiga is also reforged in order to activate [[spoiler: Meidou Zangetsuha, triggered by Sesshoumaru's emotionally bruised heart because of Kagura rather than the blade breaking. Later on, Tenseiga does break in battle but ''reforges itself'']].

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** Tenseiga is also reforged in order to activate [[spoiler: Meidou Zangetsuha, triggered by Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's emotionally bruised heart because of Kagura rather than the blade breaking. Later on, Tenseiga does break in battle but ''reforges itself'']].



* RivalsTeamup: Inuyasha/Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha/Kouga and Kagome/Kikyo, all to destroy Naraku.

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* RivalsTeamup: Inuyasha/Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha/Sesshomaru, Inuyasha/Kouga and Kagome/Kikyo, all to destroy Naraku.



* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru with their heightened sense of smell. Jaken may also be this as, no matter how often Sesshoumaru leaves Jaken behind, Jaken ''always'' finds him again. How, is anyone's guess.

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* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru with their heightened sense of smell. Jaken may also be this as, no matter how often Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru leaves Jaken behind, Jaken ''always'' finds him again. How, is anyone's guess.



** Sesshoumaru's entire journey through the story [[spoiler: turns out to have been this, a test he finally passes when he obtains Bakusaiga.]]

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** Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's entire journey through the story [[spoiler: turns out to have been this, a test he finally passes when he obtains Bakusaiga.]]



* ShipperOnDeck: Kagome, who tries to get Miroku and Sango together at times. Miroku, Sango and Shippo to Inuyasha and Kagome. In Chapter 343 (animated in Episode 167), Rin is quite up-beat and happy upon realising that Kagura is in love with Sesshoumaru, to the extent where that realisation cures her fear of Kagura (earned as a result of Kagura having once kidnapped her on Naraku's orders).

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* ShipperOnDeck: Kagome, who tries to get Miroku and Sango together at times. Miroku, Sango and Shippo to Inuyasha and Kagome. In Chapter 343 (animated in Episode 167), Rin is quite up-beat and happy upon realising that Kagura is in love with Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, to the extent where that realisation cures her fear of Kagura (earned as a result of Kagura having once kidnapped her on Naraku's orders).



'''Sesshoumaru''': [[spoiler: So what? ''Bakusaiga!'']]
* SiblingRivalry: It's a ding-dong battle with Inuyasha and his older brother Sesshoumaru who has [[TheUnfavourite daddy issues]]. It eventually gets resolved but not before it descends into a temporary period of CainAndAbel. Lampshaded in the manga itself when Inuyasha complains about two fighting brothers causing trouble for everyone and realises his TrueCompanions are thinking he's talking about himself and Sesshoumaru. When he claims it's all Sesshoumaru's fault, Miroku observes that's exactly what a troublemaker would say.

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'''Sesshoumaru''': '''Sesshomaru''': [[spoiler: So what? ''Bakusaiga!'']]
* SiblingRivalry: It's a ding-dong battle with Inuyasha and his older brother Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru who has [[TheUnfavourite daddy issues]]. It eventually gets resolved but not before it descends into a temporary period of CainAndAbel. Lampshaded in the manga itself when Inuyasha complains about two fighting brothers causing trouble for everyone and realises his TrueCompanions are thinking he's talking about himself and Sesshoumaru. Sesshomaru. When he claims it's all Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's fault, Miroku observes that's exactly what a troublemaker would say.



* SidewaysSmile: Sesshoumaru sports a smile that goes from ear to ear and keeps growing as he transforms into his true form.

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* SidewaysSmile: Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru sports a smile that goes from ear to ear and keeps growing as he transforms into his true form.



* SituationalSword: Tenseiga has the power to protect Sesshoumaru from death - but it only kicks in if Sesshoumaru sustains an injury that might potentially kill him without that protection. It's also [[HealingShiv incapable]] of killing the living, but turns out to be capable of killing spirits.

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* SituationalSword: Tenseiga has the power to protect Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru from death - but it only kicks in if Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru sustains an injury that might potentially kill him without that protection. It's also [[HealingShiv incapable]] of killing the living, but turns out to be capable of killing spirits.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Due to confusion regarding the small "tsu" character (which emphasizes the consonant that follows it), the official manga translation printed the name of Inuyasha's sword as "Tetsusaiga" instead of "Tessaiga." The error was perpetuated in the official subtitles and English dub (albeit pronounced as "Tetsaiga"), and the fandom continues to argue over which spelling is more correct. (For comparison, Sesshoumaru's name also contains the small "tsu," but is never romanized as "Setsushoumaru.")

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Due to confusion regarding the small "tsu" character (which emphasizes the consonant that follows it), the official manga translation printed the name of Inuyasha's sword as "Tetsusaiga" instead of "Tessaiga." The error was perpetuated in the official subtitles and English dub (albeit pronounced as "Tetsaiga"), and the fandom continues to argue over which spelling is more correct. (For comparison, Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's name also contains the small "tsu," but is never romanized as "Setsushoumaru.")



* SpoiledBrat: Jaken seems to think of Rin as this, though it's hard to consider Sesshoumaru as even being capable of spoiling anyone.

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* SpoiledBrat: Jaken seems to think of Rin as this, though it's hard to consider Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru as even being capable of spoiling anyone.



* StealthHiBye: Happens sometimes. One example is when Byakuya is messing with Inuyasha's group and they don't even know he's in the area. He decides to leave while he's ahead and suddenly discovers Sesshoumaru looming out of nowhere behind him.

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* StealthHiBye: Happens sometimes. One example is when Byakuya is messing with Inuyasha's group and they don't even know he's in the area. He decides to leave while he's ahead and suddenly discovers Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru looming out of nowhere behind him.



* TheStoic: Inuyasha at times because he's a brood machine. Although Sesshoumaru's stoicism is somewhat exaggerated by the fanbase, he's still one of the most stoic of any manga or anime characters and is certainly the most stoic of this manga's cast. He is not unemotional, however, and there are plenty of occasions where he proves that he's actually NotSoStoic after all.

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* TheStoic: Inuyasha at times because he's a brood machine. Although Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's stoicism is somewhat exaggerated by the fanbase, he's still one of the most stoic of any manga or anime characters and is certainly the most stoic of this manga's cast. He is not unemotional, however, and there are plenty of occasions where he proves that he's actually NotSoStoic after all.



* SwordBeam: Inuyasha's Wind Scar/Kaze no Kizu. Tessaiga's and especially Tokijin's "sword pressure". Also, Sesshoumaru's anime-only Souryuha.

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* SwordBeam: Inuyasha's Wind Scar/Kaze no Kizu. Tessaiga's and especially Tokijin's "sword pressure". Also, Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's anime-only Souryuha.



* TalkToTheFist: In Chapter 518, Sesshoumaru delivers a resounding [[spoiler: [[TalkToTheFist talk to the sword]] to Magatsuhi, slicing]] his head in half during mid-gloat.

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* TalkToTheFist: In Chapter 518, Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru delivers a resounding [[spoiler: [[TalkToTheFist talk to the sword]] to Magatsuhi, slicing]] his head in half during mid-gloat.



'''Sesshoumaru:''' [[spoiler: ''[Slice]'']]

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'''Sesshoumaru:''' '''Sesshomaru:''' [[spoiler: ''[Slice]'']]



* TookALevelInKindness: Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Kouga, and Kagura all experience this at varying speeds and to varying degrees.

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* TookALevelInKindness: Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, Kouga, and Kagura all experience this at varying speeds and to varying degrees.



* VillainTeamUp: Naraku and Sesshoumaru.

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* VillainTeamUp: Naraku and Sesshoumaru.Sesshomaru.



* WalkingTheEarth: The Inu-tachi and their quest. Sesshoumaru as well.

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* WalkingTheEarth: The Inu-tachi and their quest. Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru as well.



** This is the lesson Sesshoumaru's entire journey through the manga leads him to learn.

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** This is the lesson Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's entire journey through the manga leads him to learn.



* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Hakudoushi. Sesshoumaru starts off as an example, but his character development eventually subverts it.

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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Hakudoushi. Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru starts off as an example, but his character development eventually subverts it.



** On the other hand, Sesshoumaru didn't give a damn when Tokijin broke.
** Honouring a promise to Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru [[spoiler: sacrifices his claim to both swords by deliberately shattering Tenseiga's blade against Tessaiga to pass on [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Meidou Zangetsuha]]. The broken Tenseiga responds to this by guiding the pair out of the danger they're in and promptly reforges itself. Sesshoumaru can't get rid of this blade even when he tries.]]

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** On the other hand, Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru didn't give a damn when Tokijin broke.
** Honouring a promise to Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru [[spoiler: sacrifices his claim to both swords by deliberately shattering Tenseiga's blade against Tessaiga to pass on [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Meidou Zangetsuha]]. The broken Tenseiga responds to this by guiding the pair out of the danger they're in and promptly reforges itself. Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru can't get rid of this blade even when he tries.]]
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