History Manga / KenichiTheMightiestDisciple

21st Jun '17 8:07:58 PM shrikelet
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* LoveDodecahedron: More of a Love Tessaract:
**[[TheHero Kenichi]] is [[SingleTargetSexuality only interested]] in [[ActionGirl Miu]]. It becomes apparent to the reader (but not Kenichi) relatively early on that Miu returns his feelings (even if she doesn't understand what she is feeling), but due to their situation his [[TrainingFromHell training]] takes vast precedence over progressing their relationship. Thus, they remain JustFriends, each developing a sort of UnwantedHarem of their own. On Kenichi's side we have [[GirlNextDoor Izumi]], [[AnimeChineseGirl Renka]], [[PerkyFemaleMinion Raichi]], and possibly [[HotForStudent Shigure]]. On Miu's side we have [[TragicVillain Kanō]], [[FriendlyRival Takeda]], and [[ShadowArchetype Ryūto]] (although that last is more in Rimi's imagination than anything else, see below).
** WordOfGod says Renka's attendant Ryū Genson (the dark-haired half of ThoseTwoGuys alongside the white-haired Shokatsu Kouan) has had a crush on her since they were children, forming a ''four stage unrequited love chain'' (at least during the series proper).
** [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Rimi]] loves Ryūto and ''will tell anyone at the slightest provocation.'' A series of misunderstandings leads her to think he has a crush on Miu. Perhaps as a child he did-- readings of this vary-- but nowadays he just plays his cards close to his chest, and doesn't reveal (or perhaps doesn't realize) his feelings for Rimi until he fights [[spoiler:alongside]] Kenichi.
** The ultimate dodecahedron in the series centers on [[CantCatchUp Ukita]]. Ukita has a crush on [[KickChick Kisara]]. [[AmazonianBeauty Freya]] has a crush on Ukita. Simple LoveTriangle, right? But wait, there's more! Ukita believes that [[{{Bifauxnen}} Shiratori]] is a guy, and his rival for Kisara's affection. In fact, Shiratori also has a crush on Ukita, which is implied to be one of the reasons Kisara is reluctant to admit her feelings toward him. It's left ambiguous whether [[ChildProdigy Chikage's]] actions are a PrecociousCrush toward Ukita, or her treating him as a sort of surrogate big brother, but either way they elicit feelings of jealousy in the other girls. Furthermore, Freya [[PairTheSpares ends up paired with]] Takeda in the DistantFinale, tying the "Ukitangle" in with the main dodecahedron.



* LoveTriangle:
** Kenichi, Miu, and various characters. Most obviously, when Renka tricks Kenichi into taking her out to a pool, the chapter is called [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/v11/c095/ Triangle Relationship]].
** This seems to be going on with Ukita, Freya and Kisara: Ukita has a crush on Kisara (which she knows about), Freya likes Ukita (which he doesn't know about yet), and Kisara's actions around Ukita are somewhat suspect.
*** Miu [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/v41/c380/11.html notes this]] [[LampshadeHanging by name]] when Freya goes around giving gifts to Kenichi and Ukita. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/c380/10.html Ukita's has a ribbon on it.]]
*** Shiratori later seems to be part of it, too, [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/489/15 though not as you might think]].
** Kano and Takeda also end up in love triangles with Miu and Kenichi.
25th Feb '17 5:40:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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-->'''Thug:''' We're looking for a girl who looks just like you. Except she's taller, and her [[HairColors hair]] and [[CommonEyeColors eyes]] are different, and she's not so scrawny.

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-->'''Thug:''' We're looking for a girl who looks just like you. Except she's taller, and her [[HairColors hair]] and [[CommonEyeColors eyes]] eyes are different, and she's not so scrawny.
5th Jan '17 3:48:25 PM AnOrangePeon
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** Within the context of the story, it actually makes quite a bit of sense why most if not all BlookKnight characters in this series are as such. It's because they have "Dou" Ki, which fuels their strength by channeling their ki by having it "explode" throughout their body, encouraging Blood Knight/Berserker tendencies. The biggest difference between the Heroic and Villainous versions of this trope is that characters like Miu and Sakaki (hero-type characters) possess tremendous kindness and a desire to help/protect others, qualities that tether them from going completely over to the dark side.

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** Within the context of the story, it actually makes quite a bit of sense why most if not all BlookKnight BloodKnight characters in this series are as such. It's because they have "Dou" Ki, which fuels their strength by channeling their ki by having it "explode" throughout their body, encouraging Blood Knight/Berserker tendencies. The biggest difference between the Heroic and Villainous versions of this trope is that characters like Miu and Sakaki (hero-type characters) possess tremendous kindness and a desire to help/protect others, qualities that tether them from going completely over to the dark side.
18th Nov '16 12:00:45 AM gjjones
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*** Do ''not'' call him chicken.



** Kenichi's BerserkButton is being called a chicken. [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Sound familiar]]?

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** Kenichi's BerserkButton is being called a chicken. [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Sound familiar]]?
17th Nov '16 11:57:47 PM gjjones
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** To ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', in which Kenichi's BerserkButton is being called a chicken just like Marty [=McFly=].

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** To ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', in which Kenichi's BerserkButton is being called a chicken just like Marty [=McFly=].chicken. [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Sound familiar]]?
17th Nov '16 11:54:51 PM gjjones
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** To ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', in which Kenichi's BerserkButton is being called a chicken just like Marty [=McFly=].



*** In the original manga, he [[http://www.mangareader.net/337-23671-2/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/chapter-165.html breaks]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ his scouter]].

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*** In the original manga, he [[http://www.mangareader.net/337-23671-2/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/chapter-165.html breaks]] breaks [[Anime/DragonBallZ his scouter]].
1st Nov '16 12:54:46 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*** Izumi is a lost cause due to mainly being reduced to a background character.

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*** Izumi is a lost cause due to mainly being reduced to a background character. character that exists outside of the world of martial arts.



* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Seems to affect the early bad guys who fight Kenihi and win the first time. In subsequent battles Kenichi seems to deliver a CurbStompBattle to them. To be fair, however, Kenichi often receives [[TrainingFromHell unconventional training]] from his many masters, and most of the people he ends up in fights with are trained for competitions with rules and regulations, rather than street fighting where it's often [[CombatPragmatist "anything goes"]], and unsurprisingly to Kenichi, the fights he's in at those times are street fights.
** It gets subverted later when facing YOMI.

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* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Seems to affect VillainForgotToLevelGrind:
** Affect
the early bad guys who fight Kenihi and win the first time. In subsequent battles Kenichi seems to deliver delivers a CurbStompBattle to them. To be fair, however, This is because Kenichi often receives is constantly level grinding due to the [[TrainingFromHell unconventional training]] from his many masters, and most of the people he ends up in fights with are trained for competitions with rules and regulations, rather than street fighting where it's often [[CombatPragmatist "anything goes"]], and unsurprisingly to Kenichi, the fights he's in at those times are street fights.
** It gets subverted later when facing YOMI.YOMI because they have similarly insane training schedules.



** [[spoiler: As of chapter 423, it seems they will. [[{{OhCrap}} Too bad Hayato was there and noticed.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: As of chapter 423, it seems they will. [[{{OhCrap}} [[OverprotectiveDad Too bad Hayato was there and noticed.]]]]



* WouldntHitAGirl: Kenichi has a bad case of this. Though it initially enrages Kisara, she eventually realizes he's not actually being sexist... he doesn't refuse to hit girls because he thinks they're weaker or less worthy, he just doesn't want to.
** Slightly averted later on. He won't punch them outright, but will grapple and use submission holds.
** This attitude is put to the test later, when an attack by [[spoiler:a brainwashed Miu]] forces him to fight back.

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* WouldntHitAGirl: Kenichi has a bad case of this. Though He has trouble ''practice sparring'' with Miu because of it. Elder eventually convinces him that, when he is in the dojo and his opponent is ''also'' his friend, and this friend is trying to help him improve through sparring with him, then refusing to fight her is ''more'' disrespectful than his otherwise admirable chivalric desire not to fight. In another case it initially enrages Kisara, she eventually realizes he's not actually being sexist... he doesn't refuse to hit girls because he thinks they're weaker or less worthy, he just doesn't want to.
** Slightly averted
to. [[DownplayedTrope He bends a little later on. on.]] He won't punch them outright, but will grapple and use submission holds.
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holds. This attitude is put to the test later, when an attack by [[spoiler:a brainwashed Miu]] forces him to fight back.
26th Oct '16 8:00:55 AM res20stupid
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* RealityEnsues: Hilariously subverts MuggingTheMonster using this trope - Kenichi and co have returned to school after fighting their way through life-threatening battles against opponents who had the skill, ability and mentality to kill them. Kenichi is promptly approached by a group of incoming wannabe delinquent freshmen and shows the fruits of his training and experience by... averting his eyes and cowering away. Nijima and the Shinpaku alliance have to bail him out and Nijima expresses his disbelief that Kenichi can still be afraid of common thugs. Kenichi responds that he's still traumatized from all his years as a professional bullying victim, a legitimate form of [[ShellShockedVeteran Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder]] which ''cannot'' be easily treated by [[TookALevelInBadass Taking A Level In Badass]].
4th Oct '16 7:04:29 AM rafi
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* ObliviousToLove: Kenichi has a bad case of this. It mostly stems from his devotion to Miu and the fact that he still cannot wrap his mind around the idea that girls might like him now that he has Taken Several Levels in Badass. The list below are only people that have admitted liking him in one form or another.
## Renka: this is in part because she ends up hurting him every time they meet. And because he's a generally nice guy to her.
## Izumi Yūka, the girl in the gardening club. She has a crush on Kenichi from the moment he joins the club, but between Miu showing up and other factors, every time she gets the courage to ask him out he does not hear her.
## [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/c330/7.html Li Raichi]], the skating girl: this one is at least slightly understandable in that they only met, like, twice.
## Chikage Kushinada. Though, it's more that he's the only person she has ANY emotional attachment to because he treated her like a normal girl as opposed to a genius he should be admiring. She has a MAJOR internal conflict when the possibility of Kenichi getting killed shows up during his battle with Ethan Stanley.
## Rachel Stanley: this one may just be Rachel being her usual spotlight-hogging self, but she doesn't mind when Kenichi gropes her, and she kisses him once. Which is a helluva lot further than Kenichi's gone with anyone else, including Miu, even if it isn't by his own free will. Ethan does tell Kenichi to [[TakeCareOfTheKids take care of Rachel]] when he leaves, so it's likely that Ethan thinks Rachel has feelings as well.
## Shigure. She never says it directly, but the other masters note that she really acts more comfortable around Kenichi than she ever has with any of them. This says a lot given that she's lived with them for many years, and has only known Kenichi about 1-2 years in canon. She'll try and castrate Ma for looking up her skirt, but will take a bath ALONE with Kenichi if given the chance.

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* ObliviousToLove: ObliviousToLove:
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Kenichi has a bad case of this. It mostly stems from his devotion to Miu and the fact that he still cannot wrap his mind around the idea that girls might like him now that he has Taken Several Levels in Badass. The list below are only people that have admitted liking him in one form or another.
## *** Renka: this is in part because she ends up hurting him every time they meet. And because he's a generally nice guy to her.
## *** Izumi Yūka, the girl in the gardening club. She has a crush on Kenichi from the moment he joins the club, but between Miu showing up and other factors, every time she gets the courage to ask him out he does not hear her.
## *** [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/c330/7.html Li Raichi]], the skating girl: this one is at least slightly understandable in that they only met, like, twice.
## Chikage Kushinada. Though, it's more that he's the only person she has ANY emotional attachment to because he treated her like a normal girl as opposed to a genius he should be admiring. She has a MAJOR internal conflict when the possibility of Kenichi getting killed shows up during his battle with Ethan Stanley.
## Rachel Stanley: this one may just be Rachel being her usual spotlight-hogging self, but she doesn't mind when Kenichi gropes her, and she kisses him once. Which is a helluva lot further than Kenichi's gone with anyone else, including Miu, even if it isn't by his own free will. Ethan does tell Kenichi to [[TakeCareOfTheKids take care of Rachel]] when he leaves, so it's likely that Ethan thinks Rachel has feelings as well.
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*** Shigure. She never says it directly, but the other masters note that she really acts more comfortable around Kenichi than she ever has with any of them. This says a lot given that she's lived with them for many years, and has only known Kenichi about 1-2 years in canon. She'll try and castrate Ma for looking up her skirt, but will take a bath ALONE with Kenichi if given the chance.


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** Ukita. He love Kisara that is {{Tsundere}} for him, but dont understand that also Freya is quite obviously crushing on him. [[spoiler: And also Shiratori is starting to show some interest in him!.]]
29th Sep '16 3:01:18 AM rafi
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* MaleGaze: Frequently, for all the female characters. An example: in chapter 559, Takeda complains about not being able to see anything happening in front of him because Freya and Kisara are lying in the boat in front of him.

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* MaleGaze: Frequently, for all the female characters. characters, especially Miu and Shigure with man close ups of their chest and butt.
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An example: in example. In chapter 559, Takeda complains about not being able to see anything happening in front of him because Freya and Kisara are lying in the boat in front of him.
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