History Manga / Vagabond

11th Jan '16 4:06:25 PM aye_amber
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* TranquilFury: In one instance, while Kojiro is visiting a prostitute, her pimp walks in and starts berating and abusing her, and ends up killing her pet frog. Kojiro confronts the man with a calm, flat expression on his face (contrasted with his usual joyous expression), and cuts him open with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasaki_Kojir%C5%8D#Swallow_Cut tsubame gaeshi]] in a blink of the eye.
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* TranquilFury: In one instance, while Kojiro is visiting a prostitute, her pimp walks in and starts berating and abusing her, and ends up killing her pet frog. Kojiro confronts the man with a calm, flat expression on his face (contrasted with his usual joyous expression), and cuts him open with a [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasaki_Kojir%C5%8D#Swallow_Cut tsubame gaeshi]] in a blink of the eye.
13th Dec '15 10:19:39 PM TheWanderer
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* ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest: The manga spends a ''lot'' of time exploring this theme. Any swordsman who makes a name for himself becomes a target for every glory seeking wannabe around. The psychological weight of this takes a toll on several figures (including Shinmen Munisai, who becomes unhinged and paranoid, Tsujikaze Kōhei, who goes from being a BloodKnight to becoming completely burned out on fighting and killing as he challenged repeatedly by samurai, etc.)
27th Aug '15 12:17:59 AM wehrmacht
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removing some natter
** It is not hard for Yoshiokas to be more sympathetic compared to Musashi. [[DesignatedHero After all, he killed them all]] [[ValuesDissonance for personal glory]]. ** A certain degree of BlueAndOrangeMorality is in play as abandoning the duels with Denscichiro and the rest of the Yoshiokas might have let them live... horribly disheartened and dishonored by the fact that he had taken pity on them, ''especially'' [[spoiler:after the second, fatal, and ''public'' duel with Denshichiro]] (after which townspeople were already muttering about the end of the Yoshioka). The actual battle is portrayed as Musashi's way of thanking them for the strength he gained (as everything he experienced stemmed from the year's time he was granted by Denshichiro to become stronger after their first duel) by seeing his battle with them all the way through to the end.
20th Jun '15 5:22:13 AM wehrmacht
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A {{seinen}} manga about the legendary "[[MasterSwordsman sword saint]]" UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, said by many to be the greatest samurai of all time. Written and drawn by Takehiko Inoue, the author of the extremely popular ''Manga/SlamDunk'', this series boasts amazing artwork, an engrossing story, and some of the best CharacterDevelopment seen not just in manga, but in any media.
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A {{seinen}} manga about the legendary "[[MasterSwordsman sword saint]]" UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, said by many to be the greatest samurai of all time. Written and drawn by Takehiko Inoue, Creator/TakehikoInoue, the author of the extremely popular ''Manga/SlamDunk'', this series boasts amazing artwork, an engrossing story, and some of the best CharacterDevelopment seen not just in manga, but in any media.
10th Jun '15 2:53:06 AM Sheora
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Tropes cannot be subverted "heavily." This is cruft.
* CharacterDevelopment: Most notably for Musashi and Jisai, but ''heavily'' subverted with Matahachi. A good argument could be made that watching the characters grow is the entire point of the series.
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* CharacterDevelopment: Most notably for Musashi and Jisai, but ''heavily'' subverted with Matahachi. A good argument could be made that watching the characters grow is the entire point of the series.
8th Mar '15 11:10:07 AM MadCormorant
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* TranquilFury: In one instance, while Kojiro is visiting a prostitute, her pimp walks in and starts berating and abusing her, and ends up killing her pet frog. Kojiro confronts the man with a calm, flat expression on his face (contrasted with his usual joyous expression), and cuts him open with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasaki_Kojir%C5%8D#Swallow_Cut tsubame gaeshi]] in a blink of the eye.
5th Jan '15 5:53:43 PM TheWanderer
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* RedOniBlueOni: Musashi and Kojiro. Variation in that Kojiro, while calmer than Musashi, is also much more cheerful.
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* RedOniBlueOni: RedOniBlueOni ** Musashi and Kojiro. Variation in that Kojiro, while calmer than Musashi, is also much more cheerful.cheerful. ** Musashi's entire character arc is about undergoing a transition from the impulsive, HotBlooded, BloodKnight version of himself as a youngster, (definite Red Oni) into a calmer, more philosophical, more caring man who is saddened by a life of violence and killing and starts looking for ways to avoid needless death. ** The Yoshioka brothers consist of the bigger, more impulsive, and physically fearsome but kinder Denshichiro, and the superior, BrilliantButLazy, [[LittleBigBrother pint sized]] AloofBigBrother Seijuro. ** For a brief time, BloodKnight supreme Ito Ittosai formed such a pair with Kojiro, which only lasted until he tried putting Kojiro through a version of sink or swim training, [[spoiler:and Kojiro responded by not only besting Ittosai in a duel but also cutting off half of Ittosai's hand.]]

* ScreamingWarrior: Hoo boy.
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* ScreamingWarrior: Hoo boy. This trope is ''extremely'' plentiful throughout the series, although it's pointed out several times that the fighter who is screaming is usually trying to fight off their own fear, (and probably lessening their ability to fight effectively because they're causing their entire body to tighten up) while the fighter who is calm usually has the upper hand.
20th Dec '14 2:39:22 AM mazaka
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Musashi starts off as ALighterShadeOfBlack against his opponents and mellows out with CharacterDevelopment. Though despite that most of his foes are slightly worse, there are some instances of everyone being as [[EvilVsEvil dark]] [[GrayAndGrayMorality gray]] as he is.
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Musashi starts off as ALighterShadeOfBlack against his opponents and mellows out with CharacterDevelopment. Though despite that most of his foes are slightly worse, there are some instances of everyone being where everyone's as [[EvilVsEvil dark]] a shade of [[GrayAndGrayMorality gray]] as he is.
20th Dec '14 2:35:50 AM mazaka
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Musashi starts off as ALighterShadeOfBlack against his opponents and mellows out with CharacterDevelopment. Though despite that most of his foes are slightly worse, there are some instances of everyone being as [[EvilVsEvil dark]] [[GrayAndGrayMorality gray]] as he is.

* GentleGiant: Yoshioka Denshichiro, to such an extent that that at his second, final duel with Musashi he comes off as the more sympathetic figure. (It helps that despite expelling his "third brother" Ueda Ryohei for trying to protect him, he also stipulated that if he were to die, that Ryohei was to be reinstated ''and'' succeed him in leading the school.)
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* GentleGiant: A [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold downplayed]] case in Yoshioka Denshichiro, to such an extent although he shows enough signs that that at by the time his second, final duel rematch with Musashi starts, he comes off as the more sympathetic figure. (It helps that despite expelling his "third brother" Ueda Ryohei for trying to protect him, he also stipulated that if he were to die, that Ryohei was to be reinstated ''and'' succeed him in leading the school.)

* {{Grey And Grey Morality}}
19th Oct '14 8:59:31 PM bfire227
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* AManisNotaVirgin: Averted. While there are examples of powerful characters in the series such as Ittosai getting laid, Musashi is still a virgin and an incredibly badass paragon of masculinity and spiritual enlightenment. Matahachi, on the other hand, has slept around with plenty of women but this is portayed as a result of him being weak-willed and giving into fleeting pleasures as opposed to doing something meaningful with his life.
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* AManisNotaVirgin: AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted. While there are examples of powerful characters in the series such as Ittosai getting laid, Musashi is still a virgin and an incredibly badass paragon of masculinity and spiritual enlightenment. Matahachi, on the other hand, has slept around with plenty of women but this is portayed as a result of him being weak-willed and giving into fleeting pleasures as opposed to doing something meaningful with his life.
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