History Manga / KenichiTheMightiestDisciple

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.
24th Sep '16 10:03:57 AM nombretomado
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* BoringButPractical: Kenichi doesn't have the kind of advanced moves or styles that many of his opponents have, and though he has his awesome moments, strictly speaking he's just using the basics of martial arts. However, this is precisely the kind of martial artist BruceLee stated was the most fearsome...

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* BoringButPractical: Kenichi doesn't have the kind of advanced moves or styles that many of his opponents have, and though he has his awesome moments, strictly speaking he's just using the basics of martial arts. However, this is precisely the kind of martial artist BruceLee Creator/BruceLee stated was the most fearsome...
16th Sep '16 11:58:46 AM JusticeReaper
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** During the Rescue Miu arc, Kenichi and company join forces with John the mercenary, who's presented as something of a buffoon but otherwise cheerful and optimistic. At one point during the arc, John shows a bit of HiddenDepths when he easily gives Kenichi some math tutoring, while commenting that he's always had a talent for teaching other people. [[spoiler:Turns out "John" is a disguise for Saiga Furinji, Miu's DisappearedDad and the leader of Yami's One Shadow Nine Fists; the group consists of Yami's top ten martial arts masters who are chosen for membership based on their ability to effectively teach disciples]].
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