History Manga / YuYuHakusho

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*** Kurama: [[spoiler: Has an obvious advantage at the start of both fights (as Suichi vs Roto and as Yoko vs Karasu) but loses it for unexpected reasons. While his sadistic opponent toys with him, Kurama keeps his cool and devises a plan. By distracting both Roto and Karasu and planting a seed in their bodies, Kurama snatches victory from defeat and reduces both his opponents to demon plant fertilizer]].
*** Hiei: [[spoiler: Is evenly matched to start against Zeru and Bui, but both opponents land a strong blow that appears to utterly destroy Hiei. Instead Hiei not only survives through sheer bad-assery but counters with his ultimate technique that soundly defeats his opponent]].
*** Kuwabara: [[spoiler: Fights physically weaker opponents Rinku and Elder Toguro but has some difficulty hitting their body and/or his vital organs. Eventually the opponents suspend Kuwabara in the air through some rope or tentacle attack and throw Kuwabara to the ground. Despite this Kuwabara fights through the pain and defeats but fails to kill his opponents]].
*** Yusuke: [[spoiler: Fights an all-around strong and able warrior in the form of Chuu and Toguro. Yusuke and his opponent reveal surprise after surprise and many secret techniques. The fight inevitably boils down to a no-holds-bar, winner-take-all confrontation where both warriors use every ounce of their strength to decide a winner]].
** During the final match against Toguro, Yusuke's spirit energy takes the form of a giant bird and flies around the stadium before it settles back into him, foreshadowing the form Puu (who is a representation of Yusuke's spirit) will eventually take. (Puu also settles down around Yusuke right after taking that form, just like the energy did.)

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*** Kurama: [[spoiler: Has [[spoiler:Has an obvious advantage at the start of both fights (as Suichi vs Roto and as Yoko vs Karasu) but loses it for unexpected reasons. While his sadistic opponent toys with him, Kurama keeps his cool and devises a plan. By distracting both Roto and Karasu and planting a seed in their bodies, Kurama snatches victory from defeat and reduces both his opponents to demon plant fertilizer]].
*** Hiei: [[spoiler: Is [[spoiler:Is evenly matched to start against Zeru and Bui, but both opponents land a strong blow that appears to utterly destroy Hiei. Instead Hiei not only survives through sheer bad-assery but counters with his ultimate technique that soundly defeats his opponent]].
*** Kuwabara: [[spoiler: Fights physically weaker opponents Rinku and Elder Toguro but has some difficulty hitting their body and/or his vital organs. Eventually the opponents suspend Kuwabara in the air through some rope or tentacle attack and throw Kuwabara to the ground. Despite this [[spoiler:Despite this, Kuwabara fights through the pain and defeats but fails to kill his opponents]].
*** Yusuke: [[spoiler: Fights an all-around strong and able warrior in the form of Chuu and Toguro. Yusuke and his opponent reveal surprise after surprise and many secret techniques. The [[spoiler:The fight inevitably boils down to a no-holds-bar, winner-take-all confrontation where both warriors use every ounce of their strength to decide a winner]].
** During the final match against Toguro, Yusuke's spirit energy takes the form of a giant bird and flies around the stadium before it settles back into him, foreshadowing the form Puu (who is a representation of Yusuke's spirit) will eventually take. (Puu Puu also settles down around Yusuke right after taking that form, just like the energy did.)



** From the same episode, Kaito claims that Demon's Door (the cave where the tunnel is being "built") is "where scorned lovers go to die". [[spoiler: This is likely referring to Itsuki's... relationship with Sensui.]]
** In the House of Four Dimensions, Kurama and Kaito engage in a contest of wits within Kaito's territory for the team's dislodged souls. Yanagiswa, as a bystander in Kaito's territory, realizes he shouldn't even risk laughing since uttering the wrong sound could trigger the taboo and remove his own soul. [[spoiler: Kurama's strategy to defeat Kaito turns out to be making him laugh.]]
** Another one involving Kaito: when he first appears, he (pretending to be evil) forces he heroes into a battle of wits in his psychic territory, where failure has a horrible price. Though the others are unable to beat him, Kurama eventually wins by getting inside his head and exploiting his weaknesses - introducing the fact [[HoistByHisOwnPetard that psychics have to play by the same rules in their territories as everyone else.]] Kurama is ultimately forced to deal with the same situation again, with far more deadly results, against [[spoiler: Gamemaster]], and wins in much the same way - while the things they learned against Kaito come back [[spoiler: as tragic rather than triumphant]].

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** From the same episode, Kaito claims that Demon's Door (the cave where the tunnel is being "built") is "where scorned lovers go to die". [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is likely referring to Itsuki's... relationship with Sensui.]]
** In the House of Four Dimensions, Kurama and Kaito engage in a contest of wits within Kaito's territory for the team's dislodged souls. Yanagiswa, Yanagisawa, as a bystander in Kaito's territory, realizes he shouldn't even risk laughing since uttering the wrong sound could trigger the taboo and remove his own soul. [[spoiler: Kurama's [[spoiler:Kurama's strategy to defeat Kaito turns out to be making him laugh.]]
** Another one involving Kaito: when he first appears, he (pretending to be evil) forces he the heroes into a battle of wits in his psychic territory, where failure has a horrible price. Though the others are unable to beat him, Kurama eventually wins by getting inside his head and exploiting his weaknesses - introducing the fact [[HoistByHisOwnPetard that psychics have to play by the same rules in their territories as everyone else.]] Kurama is ultimately forced to deal with the same situation again, with far more deadly results, against [[spoiler: Gamemaster]], [[spoiler:Gamemaster]], and wins in much the same way - while the things they learned against Kaito come back [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as tragic rather than triumphant]].



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Yukina, [[spoiler: except in regards to the rest of the Ice Maidens. A possible {{subver|tedTrope}}sion of the trope, if anything]].

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Yukina, [[spoiler: except [[spoiler:except in regards to the rest of the Ice Maidens. A possible {{subver|tedTrope}}sion of the trope, if anything]].



* GhostlyGape: Shishiwakamaru can summon ghosts with this kind of face in addition to his sword getting this kind of face via opening it's hilt to reveal that it contains strange, [[EvilIsVisceral muscular tissue]] with said face.

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* GhostlyGape: Shishiwakamaru can summon ghosts with this kind of face in addition to his sword getting this kind of face via opening it's its hilt to reveal that it contains strange, [[EvilIsVisceral muscular tissue]] with said face.



* GoodIsNotNice: Yusuke and Hiei can be real jerks sometimes, though they are not without their redeeming qualities. Kurama is the same way, but more outwardly pleasant and more subtle with his snarking. Kuwabara is a nice guy, though.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Subverted. [[spoiler: Sensui's scars are multiple, as you'd expect of a villain; however, they are entirely covered by his shirt, as you'd expect of a good guy (because he used to be one). Itsuki becomes scarred over his eye from taking Kuwabara's Rei-ken: a simple heroic scar. Mukuro's scars are also "bad guy" scars that cover half of her body; however, seeing how she got them (by pouring acid over herself to prevent her "father" from raping her as a child), as well as her usual hiding of them, makes them "good guy" markings.]]

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* GoodIsNotNice: Yusuke and Hiei can be real jerks sometimes, though they are not without their redeeming qualities. Kurama is the same way, but more outwardly pleasant and more subtle with his snarking. Kuwabara is a nice guy, though.
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* GoodScarsEvilScars: Subverted. [[spoiler: Sensui's [[spoiler:Sensui's scars are multiple, as you'd expect of a villain; however, they are entirely covered by his shirt, as you'd expect of a good guy (because he used to be one). Itsuki becomes scarred over his eye from taking Kuwabara's Rei-ken: a simple heroic scar. Mukuro's scars are also "bad guy" scars that cover half of her body; however, seeing how she got them (by pouring acid over herself to prevent her "father" from raping her as a child), as well as her usual hiding of them, makes them "good guy" markings.]]



* GrowingMusclesSequence: Toguro undergoes different ones, depending on the percentage of his power he unleashes. Byakko has one every time he absorbs Kuwabara's blows. Chu gets a small one from drinking a special supernatural alcohol.

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* GrowingMusclesSequence: Toguro undergoes different ones, depending on the percentage of his power he unleashes. Byakko has one every time he absorbs Kuwabara's blows. Chu gets a small one from drinking a special supernatural alcohol. Suzuka uses a technique to accomplish this.



%%* HeadPet: Puu.

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%%* * HeadPet: Puu.Puu perches on top of Yusuke's head.



* HeelFaceTurn: Kurama, Hiei, [[spoiler: Chuu, Rinku, Jin, Touya, Suzuki, Shishiwakamaru]], etc.
* HellSeeker: [[spoiler: Younger Toguro]] is one of these, in addition to being a DeathSeeker. [[spoiler:He chooses to be punished in the deepest level of Hell, even though he could have gotten off with a lighter sentence, because he feels that he could never be punished enough for what he let happen to his old martial-arts pupils and the aftermath of such.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: Kurama, Hiei, [[spoiler: Chuu, [[spoiler:Chuu, Rinku, Jin, Touya, Suzuki, Shishiwakamaru]], etc.
* HellSeeker: [[spoiler: Younger [[spoiler:Younger Toguro]] is one of these, in addition to being a DeathSeeker. [[spoiler:He chooses to be punished in the deepest level of Hell, even though he could have gotten off with a lighter sentence, because he feels that he could never be punished enough for what he let happen to his old martial-arts pupils and the aftermath of such.]]



* HeroicBSOD: During the Dark Tournament final round, where Toguro [[spoiler: pretends to kill Kuwabara in order to bring Yusuke's {{Power Level|s}} to his own level, becoming a WorthyOpponent]]. Interesting though at this time, his BattleAura becomes the polar opposite of Toguro's own BattleAura, which killed well over a quarter of the stadium's spectators.

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* HeroicBSOD: During the Dark Tournament final round, where Toguro [[spoiler: pretends [[spoiler:pretends to kill Kuwabara in order to bring Yusuke's {{Power Level|s}} to his own level, becoming a WorthyOpponent]]. Interesting though at this time, his BattleAura becomes the polar opposite of Toguro's own BattleAura, which killed well over a quarter of the stadium's spectators.



* HeroismIncentive: Botan bribes Urameshi with wrestling tickets to go train with Genkai and stop a demon from learning her techniques.

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* HeroismIncentive: Botan bribes Urameshi with wrestling tickets to go train with Genkai compete to become Genkai's apprentice and stop a demon from learning her techniques.techniques. It doesn't work out for Yusuke, though, as when he wins the competition, he's informed that he has to stay and train, so he misses the event.



* HomeFieldAdvantage: The first of the 4 Sacred Beasts, Genbu, can use his powers over earth to meld with the stone that composes the castle and move freely through it.

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* HomeFieldAdvantage: The first of the 4 Sacred Beasts, Genbu, can use his powers over earth to meld with the stone that composes comprises the castle and move freely through it.



* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Kuwabara and Yukina, [[spoiler: Younger Toguro and Genkai 50 years ago, Enki and Koko]].

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Kuwabara and Yukina, [[spoiler: Younger [[spoiler:Younger Toguro and Genkai 50 years ago, Enki and Koko]].
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** Kuwabara zig-zags the trope. He is never one of the more powerful fighters and actually loses more than wins in the ''Dark Tournament'' (one time being teleported out of the ring by the same basic ability, used by two different fighters). But he has enough pluck and his spirit awareness continually manifests new abilities that keep him relevant and helpful even though, strictly speaking, he is far from the most powerful fighter. He does seem to surpass Kurama and Hiei by the end of the ''Chapter Black'' arc, as he remains standing while the other two are blown clean off their feet by Sensui's aura, but then he quits training to focus on school.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Subverted, of all couples, by [[spoiler: Yusuke and Keiko]]! According to [[spoiler: Keiko's dad, Yusuke's favorite way to make up with Keiko after a fight]] is to propose marriage.
* CapitalismIsBad: Though in this case it's Plutocrats pissing on [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman demons]] rather than the poor.
** During the ''Dark Tournament'' arc, demons fight against each other in order to get a wish granted by the Human ran committee and to entertain their immoral human sponsors as they [[PassThePopcorn casually gamble large amounts of money.]] When the human businessmen aren't gathering them for the [[BloodSport Dark Tournament,]] they summoned (via human psychics), [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything captured, and bought demons to be kept]] [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil as slaves]] (of whom some female demons are implied to be [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil kept as]] {{Sex Slave}}s). One businessman in particular, Gonzo Tarukane (the founder of the Black Book Club), kidnapped the innocent snow maiden Yukina due to her tears producing rare jewels and tortured her [[ColdBloodedTorture physically]] and [[MindRape emotionally]] to get them and sell them. In the absolute worst case, the Black Book Club [[spoiler: tortured and slaughtered the demons in their possession to [[BloodBath bathe in their blood as part of the Festival of Vices]] [[ForTheEvulz to entertain themselves]]]].
** In the succeeding ''Chapter Black'' arc, Shinobu Sensui used all of the aforementioned actions that occurred via capitalism [[HumanityOnTrial to make his case]] as to why [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans deserved to destroyed off the face of the earth.]]

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** Kuwabara zig-zags the trope. He is never one of the more powerful fighters and actually loses more than wins in the ''Dark Tournament'' (one time being teleported out of the ring by the same basic ability, used by two different fighters). But he has enough pluck and his spirit awareness continually manifests new abilities that keep him relevant and helpful even though, strictly speaking, he is far from the most powerful fighter. He does seem to surpass Kurama and Hiei by the end of the ''Chapter Black'' Chapter Black arc, as he remains standing while the other two are blown clean off their feet by Sensui's aura, but then he quits training to focus on school.
* CanNotSpitItOut: CannotSpitItOut: Subverted, of all couples, by [[spoiler: Yusuke and Keiko]]! According to [[spoiler: Keiko's dad, Yusuke's favorite way to make up with Keiko after a fight]] is to propose marriage.
* CapitalismIsBad: Though in this case it's Plutocrats plutocrats pissing on [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman demons]] rather than the poor.
** During the ''Dark Tournament'' arc, demons fight against each other in order to get a wish granted by the Human ran human-run committee and to entertain their immoral human sponsors as they [[PassThePopcorn casually gamble large amounts of money.]] When the human businessmen aren't gathering them for the [[BloodSport Dark Tournament,]] they summoned (via human psychics), [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything captured, and bought demons to be kept]] [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil as slaves]] (of whom some female demons are implied to be [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil kept as]] {{Sex Slave}}s). One businessman in particular, Gonzo Tarukane (the founder of the Black Book Club), kidnapped the innocent snow maiden Yukina due to her tears producing rare jewels and tortured her [[ColdBloodedTorture physically]] and [[MindRape emotionally]] to get them and sell them. In the absolute worst case, the Black Book Club [[spoiler: tortured and slaughtered the demons in their possession to [[BloodBath bathe in their blood as part of the Festival of Vices]] [[ForTheEvulz to entertain themselves]]]].
** In the succeeding ''Chapter Black'' arc, Shinobu Sensui used all of the aforementioned actions that occurred via capitalism [[HumanityOnTrial to make his case]] as to why [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans humans deserved to destroyed off the face of the earth.Earth.]]



* CerebusSyndrome: The manga starts out as an episodic comedy about Yusuke and Botan as ghosts trying to help the living with their problems. After a couple volumes of this, it abruptly shifts into {{shonen|Demographic}} action mode. This gets far fewer complaints from fans than many CerebusSyndrome victims, however, because most fans know the series from the anime adaption, which skips the comedic stories from the manga and rushes ahead to the action portion.\\\

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* CerebusSyndrome: The manga starts out as an episodic comedy about Yusuke and Botan as ghosts a ghost, along with Botan, trying to help the living with their problems. After a couple volumes of this, it abruptly shifts into {{shonen|Demographic}} action mode. This gets far fewer complaints from fans than many CerebusSyndrome victims, however, because most fans know the series from the anime adaption, adaptation, which skips the comedic stories from the manga and rushes ahead to the action portion.\\\



* ChangedMyMindKid: Hiei leaves the rest of the team during the ''Chapter Black'' arc, claiming he has no loyalty to the human world. Yusuke assures everyone else that: "He'll come and rescue us in the end when we need him the most." He does.

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* ChangedMyMindKid: Hiei leaves the rest of the team during early in the ''Chapter Black'' Chapter Black arc, claiming he has no loyalty to the human world. Yusuke assures everyone else that: "He'll come and rescue us in the end when we need him the most." He does.



** The Mafuukan ([[spoiler: Koenmna's pacifier. This also explains why he wouldn't let Ogre remove it during the Dark Tournament]].)
** The egg Yusuke throws into the fire to save Keiko early in the series [[spoiler: is Puu!]] It gets lampshaded when Koenma has to remind Yusuke about the egg during the ''Dark Tournament'' arc, as he'd completely forgotten about it after he came back to life.

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** The Mafuukan ([[spoiler: Koenmna's Mafuukan, ([[spoiler:Koenmna's pacifier. This also explains why he wouldn't let Ogre remove it during the Dark Tournament]].)
** The egg Yusuke throws into the fire to save Keiko early in the series [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is Puu!]] It gets lampshaded when Koenma has to remind Yusuke about the egg during the ''Dark Tournament'' arc, as he'd completely forgotten about it after he came back to life.



* CirclesOfHell: [[spoiler: Younger Toguro goes to the deepest pit of hell out of his own, complex guilt about everything]].

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* CirclesOfHell: [[spoiler: Younger [[spoiler:Younger Toguro goes to the deepest pit of hell out of his own, complex guilt about everything]].



** The "mysterious" masked fighter that comes to the ''Dark Tournament'' as the gang's fifth member is obviously Genkai, even wearing the same robes as her and having her characteristically short stature. Despite this, nobody notices until [[TheReveal unmasking time]] comes... sort of. Kuwabara flat-out asks Yusuke if Mask is Genkai, and Yusuke pretty much tells him: "That's what I thought, but s/he said no." Kuwabara is pretty firm in thinking this, until the mask gets ripped and young Genkai is shown beneath it. Genkai's fighting style has the body's cells rejuvenated to the time they were strongest when it's used. It's... really something of a DoubleSubversion.

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** The "mysterious" masked fighter that comes to the ''Dark Tournament'' as the gang's fifth member is obviously Genkai, even wearing the same robes as her and having her characteristically short stature. Despite this, nobody notices until [[TheReveal unmasking time]] comes... sort of. Kuwabara flat-out asks Yusuke if Mask is Genkai, and Yusuke pretty much tells him: "That's what I thought, but s/he said no.that's not her voice." Kuwabara is pretty firm in thinking this, until the mask gets ripped and young Genkai is shown beneath it. Genkai's fighting style has the body's cells rejuvenated to the time they were strongest when it's used. It's... really something of a DoubleSubversion.



* ClearMyName: After coming back to school, Yusuke was framed by one of the teachers in hopes of getting him expelled. This was quickly cleared up after Yusuke received his first case.

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* ClearMyName: After coming back to school, Yusuke was framed by one of the teachers in hopes of getting him expelled. This was quickly cleared Koenma helped clear it up after so Yusuke received could start his first case.



** Yusuke pretty much loses his upper clothing in almost all of his major fights. His opponents sometimes do as well. Taken to its logical extreme in his fight against Yomi, where after taking a volley of energy blasts, his shirt ''explodes off his body.'' Not a fiery one, mind you, but still. This is flat out pointed out in the actor's commentary for the episode where Justin Cook and co. discuss the characters' tendency to lose their shirts right before the aforementioned shirt explosion. They then wonder what the characters' pants are made of to prevent them from being destroyed as well.

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** Yusuke pretty much loses his upper clothing in almost all of his major fights. His opponents sometimes do as well. Taken to its logical extreme in his fight against Yomi, where after taking a volley of energy blasts, his shirt ''explodes off his body.'' Not a fiery one, mind you, but still. This is flat out pointed out in the actor's commentary for the episode where Justin Cook and co. discuss the characters' tendency to lose their shirts right before the aforementioned shirt explosion. They then wonder what the characters' pants are made of to prevent them from being destroyed as well. It may be justified by the fact that in a fight, attacks will tend to be focused on the torso and head.



* ColdSniper: This role is fulfilled by the character of... Sniper. Although he's not a sniper in the traditional sense; he doesn't actually use a sniper rifle and he doesn't do a lot of hiding. He can attach his spirit energy to both his target as well as any random objects, resulting in said objects homing in on the target at incredible speeds. From dice, to rocks, to knives and forks, to even ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill gasoline tankers]].'' Later in the fight, however, he opts for a good old fashioned [[MundaneSolution pistol.]]

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* ColdSniper: This role is fulfilled by the character of... Sniper. Although he's not a sniper in the traditional sense; he doesn't actually use a sniper rifle and he doesn't do a lot of hiding. He can attach his spirit energy to both his target as well as any random objects, resulting in said objects homing in on the target at incredible speeds. From dice, to rocks, to knives and forks, to even ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill gasoline tankers]].'' Later in the fight, however, he opts for a good old fashioned [[MundaneSolution pistol.]]pistol]], albeit at close range.



** The Kekkai barrier is used to separate the Human World from the Demon World. Unfortunately, this ContainmentField only sort of acts like a net to only filter and keep out A- and S-Class-ranked demons.

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** The Kekkai barrier is used to separate the Human World from the Demon World. Unfortunately, this ContainmentField only sort of acts like a net to only filter and keep out A- and S-Class-ranked demons. Sounds good, except C- and B-class demons are enough to destroy Earth if they come through en masse.



%%* CoolOldLady: Genkai, of course.

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%%* * CoolOldLady: Genkai, of course.in her 70s, is a badass fighter, wise mentor, and impressively sarcastic.



** The first time Hiei fights on the good guys' side, he slashes up the guy that pissed him off before his opponent could even start to attack. Most of Hiei's battles are like that: Hiei's first battle in the Dark Tournament takes a few minutes because he doesn't attack, then he incinerates his FIRE USER foe; later in the Dark Tournament, Hiei faces Makintaro and cuts his arm the very moment the referee starts the match, and when Makintaro insists on fighting Hiei finishes him with a blade in the brain; against Bui, the two play a little, then, after Bui apparently wins by throwing his DeathOrGloryAttack back at him, Hiei unveils that such an action only powered him up and defeats Bui with a POKE and a punch; Hiei's "battle" with Sniper consists of Hiei appearing from nowhere and piercing him with his blade; also, Hiei's battle with Sensui, only this time Hiei is on the receiving side. Hiei isn't exactly a FragileSpeedster, but he can't take a punch as well as most of the team, and can easily attack someone's vitals, so the only question is which side of the CurbStompBattle he's on.
** The three members of Team Toguro apart from Younger Toguro, vs. Team Gorenja in the semifinals. Karasu blows one member to pieces before he can do much, Bui instantly dismembers his foe with his axe, and Elder Toguro, taking on the remaining three at once, defeats them all instantly, killing one and weakening the other two so that he can finish them off easily.

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** The first time Hiei fights on the good guys' side, he slashes up the guy that pissed him off before his opponent could even start to attack. Most of Hiei's battles are like that: Hiei's first battle in the Dark Tournament takes a few minutes because he doesn't attack, then he incinerates his FIRE USER foe; later in the Dark Tournament, Hiei faces Makintaro and cuts his arm off the very moment the referee starts the match, and when Makintaro insists on fighting Hiei finishes him with a blade in the brain; against Bui, the two play a little, then, after Bui apparently wins by throwing his DeathOrGloryAttack back at him, Hiei unveils that such an action only powered him up and defeats Bui with a POKE and a punch; Hiei's "battle" with Sniper consists of Hiei appearing from nowhere and piercing him with his blade; also, Hiei's battle with Sensui, only this time Hiei is on the receiving side. Hiei isn't exactly a FragileSpeedster, but he can't take a punch as well as most of the team, and can easily attack someone's vitals, so the only question is which side of the CurbStompBattle he's on.
** The three members of Team Toguro apart from Younger Toguro, vs. Team Gorenja in the semifinals. Karasu blows one member to pieces before he can do much, Bui instantly dismembers slaughters his foe with his axe, and Elder Toguro, taking on the remaining three at once, defeats them all instantly, killing one and weakening the other two so that he can finish them off easily.



** Genkai's matches against both Shishiwakamaru and Suzuka in the Tournament Semi-Finals turn out to be this. Made all the more notable because both had been hyped up as sizable threats before then (each had made quick work of Kuwabara, teleporting him outside of the ring). Even Hiei and Kuwabara seemed to treat them as formidable opponents. However, Genkai (despite being severely weakened after giving much of her energy to Yusuke just before) makes quick work out of each of them, without so much as breaking a sweat.

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** Genkai's matches against both Shishiwakamaru and Suzuka in the Tournament Semi-Finals semi-finals turn out to be this. Made all the more notable because both had been hyped up as sizable threats before then (each had made quick work of Kuwabara, teleporting him outside of the ring). Even Hiei and Kuwabara seemed to treat them as formidable opponents. However, Genkai (despite being severely weakened after giving much of her energy to Yusuke just before) makes quick work out of each of them, without so much as breaking a sweat.sweat; she defeats Shishi with her incredible knowledge of techniques, then beats Suzuka with nothing but her fists.



* CustomUniform: Yusuke's school 'uniform' is one of these.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Koto and Juri especially.

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* CustomUniform: Yusuke's school 'uniform' "uniform" is one of these.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Koto and Juri especially.especially; the former has a fox tail and ears, and the latter has a dragon tail and ears.



%%** The Spirit Wave.
%%* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler: Mukuro]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler: At worst, most demons play pranks on humans.]] At least in the manga. For most of the series, they do seem extremely bloodthirsty. It's explained away in the manga by [[spoiler: King Yama brainwashing demons in order to set up cases]], but in the anime just has Enki "change the system" and the way demons act once he [[spoiler: becomes King of Demon World]].

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%%** ** The Spirit Wave.
Wave. According to Genkai, if Yusuke lost control, the energy would destroy him from within.
%%* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler: Mukuro]].
[[spoiler:Mukuro]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At worst, most demons play pranks on humans.]] At least in the manga. For most of the series, they do seem extremely bloodthirsty. It's explained away in the manga by [[spoiler: King [[spoiler:King Yama brainwashing demons in order to set up cases]], but in the anime just has Enki "change the system" and the way demons act once he [[spoiler: becomes [[spoiler:becomes King of Demon World]].



* DavidVersusGoliath: Every. Single. One. Of Hiei's fights and most of Yusuke's fights. He is only 4'11".

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* DavidVersusGoliath: Every. Single. One. Of Hiei's fights and most of Yusuke's fights. He Hiei is only 4'11".4'10".



* DeadToBeginWith
-->'''Narrator:''' This is our hero, Yusuke Urameshi. There's only one problem: he's dead.

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* DeadToBeginWith
-->'''Narrator:''' This is our hero, Yusuke Urameshi. There's only one problem: he's dead.
DeadToBeginWith: See page quote.



%%* DefeatMeansFriendship: Played straight ''and'' subverted.

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%%* * DefeatMeansFriendship: Played straight ''and'' subverted.subverted. Despite Kuwabara being beaten up by Yusuke on the regular, they don't really become friends until after Yusuke dies. Hiei works with Yusuke as part of his sentence, and they become friends that way. Six demons from the Dark Tournament become friends with Yusuke's team after losing to them.
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** [[spoiler: Sensui's]] life as a Spirit Detective was not an easy one...
** Even [[spoiler: Toguro]] has a sad past that drove him to be the way he is.

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** [[spoiler: Sensui's]] [[spoiler:Sensui's]] life as a Spirit Detective was not an easy one...
** Even [[spoiler: Toguro]] [[spoiler:Toguro]] has a sad past that drove him to be the way he is.



%%* AntagonistInMourning: Twice.

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%%* * AntagonistInMourning: Twice.Kuwabara, who fought Yusuke constantly before the series started, was this when Yusuke died.



* ArcNumber: Seven for the ''Sensui'' arc. It's declared that the "seven" will dig a grave for humanity, [[spoiler: but it's seven personalities; Itsuki remarks that Sensui saw all of his followers as expendable]].

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* ArcNumber: Seven for the ''Sensui'' Chapter Black arc. It's declared that the "seven" will dig a grave for humanity, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but it's seven personalities; Itsuki remarks that Sensui saw all of his followers as expendable]].



** Yusuke's Spirit Detective tools, they get phased out around the time of the Dark Tournament. This bit actually gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Botan when she laments that Yusuke never bothered to use them.

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** Yusuke's Spirit Detective tools, they get phased out around the time of the Dark Tournament. This bit actually gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Botan when she laments that Yusuke never bothered to use them. They make a brief comeback at the start of the Chapter Black arc



* AssimilationBackfire: When Sensui Seven member Gourmet eats Elder Toguro to get his powers, Elder Toguro ends up taking over his body later.

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* AssimilationBackfire: When Sensui Seven member Sensui's minion Gourmet eats Elder Toguro to get his powers, Elder Toguro ends up taking over his body later.



** Yusuke was able to catch Hiei's sword with two fingers when he was testing how strong Yusuke was after his training for the ''Dark Tournament.''

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** Yusuke was able to catch Hiei's sword with two fingers when he was testing how strong Yusuke was after his training for the ''Dark Tournament.''Dark Tournament.
** Genkai does this during her fight with Shishiwakamaru.



* BashBrothers: Yusuke and Kuwabara do this most often. [[spoiler: Toguro and Genkai long ago might have been something between this and a BattleCouple.]]

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* BashBrothers: Yusuke and Kuwabara do this most often. [[spoiler: Toguro [[spoiler:Toguro and Genkai long ago might have been something between this and a BattleCouple.]]



** Sakyou pulls a pretty big one on Tarukane.
** Sensui sends Game Master, a little boy whose psychic powers bring games to life, to stall the team from rescuing Kuwabara. The game he chooses to play has the villain die when the player wins, meaning [[SecretTestOfCharacter they have to kill the boy to get to Sensui.]] Sensui counts on Koenma using a large chunk of his spirit energy [[spoiler: stored in his pacifier]] to bring the boy back to life, ensuring that the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Mafukan seal]] that that energy would otherwise go towards would not be strong enough to hold Sensui, so he could continue to Demon World.

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** Sakyou pulls a pretty big one on Tarukane.
Tarukane, counting on the latter to try to hustle his friends at gambling. It ends with Tarukane losing his shirt, then his head.
** Sensui sends Game Master, a little boy whose psychic powers bring games to life, to stall the team from rescuing Kuwabara. The game he chooses to play has the villain die when the player wins, meaning [[SecretTestOfCharacter they have to kill the boy to get to Sensui.]] Sensui counts on Koenma using a large chunk of his spirit energy [[spoiler: stored [[spoiler:stored in his pacifier]] to bring the boy back to life, ensuring that the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Mafukan seal]] that that energy would otherwise go towards would not be strong enough to hold Sensui, so he could continue to Demon World.



** Seen several times in the ''Dark Tournament'' arc. Arc Villain Toguro at the higher reaches of his strength produces an aura which dissolves weaker demons. Of special note is Toguro's unwilling subordinate Bui, whose major power is literally and explicitly called Battle Aura; he uses it to fly and shoots pieces of it for attacks. The reason for Bui's insanely heavy armor is that [[spoiler: Bui's raw power is greater than his fine control, and he can't turn the aura off. The armor acts a PowerLimiter to keep his aura restrained until he decides to take his armor off]].

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** Seen several times in the ''Dark Tournament'' arc. Arc Villain Toguro at the higher reaches of his strength produces an aura which dissolves weaker demons. Of special note is Toguro's unwilling subordinate Bui, whose major power is literally and explicitly called Battle Aura; he uses it to fly and shoots pieces of it for attacks. The reason for Bui's insanely heavy armor is that [[spoiler: Bui's [[spoiler:Bui's raw power is greater than his fine control, and he can't turn the aura off. The armor acts a PowerLimiter to keep his aura restrained until he decides to take his armor off]].



* BeamSpam: Yusuke against [[spoiler: Yomi, firing his near infinite amount of Yo / Demon Gun at Yomi's [[DeflectorShields Demon Energy Barrier]] before finally breaking the barrier with YinYangBomb shots]].

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* BeamSpam: Yusuke against [[spoiler: Yomi, [[spoiler:Yomi, firing his near infinite amount of Yo / Demon Gun at Yomi's [[DeflectorShields Demon Energy Barrier]] before finally breaking the barrier with YinYangBomb shots]].



* BetterThanNew: Yusuke appears to be permanently [[FinalDeath dead,]] however this trope is invoked [[spoiler: as his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide demonic half]] awakens]].

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* BetterThanNew: Yusuke appears to be permanently [[FinalDeath dead,]] however this trope is invoked [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide demonic half]] awakens]].



** Yukina, of all people, when she reveals [[spoiler: she was searching for her brother to remind him he promised to exterminate all the Koorime]].

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** Yukina, of all people, when she reveals [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she was searching for her brother to remind him he promised to exterminate all the Koorime]].



** [[SmugSnake Gonzou Tarukane.]] While he is dangerous thanks to his wealth and his connections (being the founder of the Black Black Club, and hiring various demons and humans to do his dirty work), he overestimates his chances of winning, loses everything when Younger Toguro is defeated, and doesn't compare well to most of the antagonists in the series. [[spoiler: It doesn't help that the Toguro Bros. were actually working for the real Big Bad, who had caused him to lose his money, and that they end up killing him after this is revealed.]]
** Some of the {{arc villain}}s in the ''Dark Tournament'' are pretty haughty, but end up getting taken out with relative ease. Most notably are Shishiwakamaru and Suzuki from Team Uraotogi, who are each primed to be intimidating foes, yet [[spoiler: each lose easily to a severely weakened Genkai]].
** Also, Risho of Team Masho, who takes particular glee in the potential of taking victory over Team Urameshi, even though it would mostly be by technicality (Yusuke, Genkai, and Hiei were all kept at bay by a bogus call from the Tournament Committee and a trap from outside the ring, and Kurama didn't actually lose -- he won both of his fights, and Butahiri just fixed it so Bakken got to beat on his unconscious body). Then comes Kuwabara, who -- despite suffering from crippling injuries -- [[spoiler: [[ThePowerOfLove easily wipes the floor with Risho]] once he realizes Yukina is watching the fight]].

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** [[SmugSnake Gonzou Tarukane.]] While he is dangerous thanks to his wealth and his connections (being the founder of the Black Black Club, and hiring various demons and humans to do his dirty work), he overestimates his chances of winning, loses everything when Younger Toguro is defeated, and doesn't compare well to most of the antagonists in the series. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't help that the Toguro Bros. were actually working for the real Big Bad, who had caused him to lose his money, and that they end up killing him after this is revealed.]]
** Some of the {{arc villain}}s in the ''Dark Tournament'' are pretty haughty, but end up getting taken out with relative ease. Most notably are Shishiwakamaru and Suzuki from Team Uraotogi, who are each primed to be intimidating foes, yet [[spoiler: each [[spoiler:each lose easily to a severely weakened Genkai]].
** Also, Risho of Team Masho, who takes particular glee in the potential of taking victory over Team Urameshi, even though it would mostly be by technicality (Yusuke, Genkai, and Hiei were all kept at bay by a bogus call from the Tournament Committee and a trap from outside the ring, and Kurama didn't actually lose -- he won both of his fights, and Butahiri just fixed it so Bakken got to beat on his unconscious body). Then comes Kuwabara, who -- despite suffering from crippling injuries -- [[spoiler: [[ThePowerOfLove [[spoiler:[[ThePowerOfLove easily wipes the floor with Risho]] once he realizes Yukina is watching the fight]].



** Also subverted in the final battle between Toguro and Yusuke. Yusuke sends the most powerful attack he could muster against Toguro and he blocks it and eventually stops it after an intense struggle. [[spoiler: Toguro then dies because the strain of blocking it was equal to taking the hit.]]
* BloodBath: It's revealed in a flashback that the [[spoiler: Black Black Club]] bathed in the blood of the [[DarkIsNotEvil innocent demons]] they had slaughtered, mostly ForTheEvulz.

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** Also subverted in the final battle between Toguro and Yusuke. Yusuke sends the most powerful attack he could muster against Toguro and he blocks it and eventually stops it after an intense struggle. [[spoiler: Toguro [[spoiler:Toguro then dies because the strain of blocking it was equal to taking the hit.]]
* BloodBath: It's revealed in a flashback that the [[spoiler: Black [[spoiler:Black Black Club]] bathed in the blood of the [[DarkIsNotEvil innocent demons]] they had slaughtered, mostly ForTheEvulz.



* BoardToDeath: What happens during the ''Dark Tournament'' when [[spoiler: Sakyo reveals his plan to open a gateway to the Spirit World to the rest of the Black Black Club, and then has Toguro kill them when they object]].

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* BoardToDeath: What happens during the ''Dark Tournament'' when [[spoiler: Sakyo [[spoiler:Sakyo reveals his plan to open a gateway to the Spirit World to the rest of the Black Black Club, and then has Toguro kill them when they object]].



** Mukuro's back story went from [[spoiler: being her father's sex slave who disfigured herself to keep herself from being molested by him]] in the manga to [[spoiler: being an already cybernetic slave who couldn't remove the shackles from her arms even after she escaped and had to pay for her freedom with the flesh from half her body]]. Still badass either way.

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** Mukuro's back story went from [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being her father's sex slave who disfigured herself to keep herself from being molested by him]] in the manga to [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being an already cybernetic slave who couldn't remove the shackles from her arms even after she escaped and had to pay for her freedom with the flesh from half her body]]. Still badass either way.



%%* BrownNote: ''Chapter Black.''

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%%* * BrownNote: ''Chapter Black.''The Chapter Black tape supposedly makes anyone who watches it despise the entire human race. It's ambiguous whether this is some sort of psychic brainwashing, or the atrocities shown on the tape are just that bad.
17th Dec '16 4:01:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealMenWearPink: Kurama doesn't look all that impressive at first glance. After all, he is an [[{{Bishonen}} effeminate-looking red-haired pretty-boy]] that half the time wears a pink school uniform, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas is something of a mama's boy]], [[SomethingAboutARose and has this thing for roses to boot]]. Guess which character is the biggest {{Badass}} in the FiveManBand (to the point that ''Hiei'' is scared of him), rakes up the highest on-screen body count and regularly delivers beat-downs of epic proportions to anyone who pisses him off.

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* RealMenWearPink: Kurama doesn't look all that impressive at first glance. After all, he is an [[{{Bishonen}} effeminate-looking red-haired pretty-boy]] that half the time wears a pink school uniform, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas is something of a mama's boy]], [[SomethingAboutARose and has this thing for roses to boot]]. Guess which character is the biggest {{Badass}} badass in the FiveManBand (to the point that ''Hiei'' is scared of him), rakes up the highest on-screen body count and regularly delivers beat-downs of epic proportions to anyone who pisses him off.
3rd Dec '16 1:18:47 PM Xtifr
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Originally a manga by Creator/YoshihiroTogashi, '''''[=YuYu=] Hakusho''''' tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a bitter, beleaguered, junior high punk -- and legendary street fighter. One particularly bad day gets worse for Yusuke after he dies saving the life of a small boy from a car accident. He discovers that the forces of the Spirit World were expecting the boy to miraculously survive the accident but did not expect Yusuke to even be a part of it. Because of this [[PetTheDog surprising]] [[SenselessSacrifice (if ultimately useless)]] HeroicSacrifice, they offer Yusuke a chance to return from the dead. With the help of Botan (a perky female ''{{shinigami}}'' "Angel of Death" or essentially "[[TheGrimReaper Grim Reaper]]") and the approval of Koenma (the snarky son of King Enma, the judge of the dead in the Buddhist belief system, and the part-time stand-in for his father) Yusuke returns to the living world.

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Originally a manga by Creator/YoshihiroTogashi, '''''[=YuYu=] Hakusho''''' ''[=YuYu=] Hakusho'' tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a bitter, beleaguered, junior high punk -- and legendary street fighter. One particularly bad day gets worse for Yusuke after he dies saving the life of a small boy from a car accident. He discovers that the forces of the Spirit World were expecting the boy to miraculously survive the accident but did not expect Yusuke to even be a part of it. Because of this [[PetTheDog surprising]] [[SenselessSacrifice (if ultimately useless)]] HeroicSacrifice, they offer Yusuke a chance to return from the dead. With the help of Botan (a perky female ''{{shinigami}}'' "Angel of Death" or essentially "[[TheGrimReaper Grim Reaper]]") and the approval of Koenma (the snarky son of King Enma, the judge of the dead in the Buddhist belief system, and the part-time stand-in for his father) Yusuke returns to the living world.
26th Nov '16 2:22:34 PM Eagal
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* BilingualBonus / StealthPun: The dub is ''littered'' with these for people who speak both Japanese and English. To [[SubbingVersusDubbing sub fans]] who are monolingual in English, these lines sound like straight-up {{Bowdleris|e}}ation -- the most infamous being "A mulberry (''kuwa'') is a tree, and Kuwabara's a man!" It makes more sense when you see the translation of the original line: "Just as a cherry blossom is a flower among flowers, Kuwabara is a man among men!" That's also why there's little pink petals floating down in the scene.
** As for the original Japanese, is it an accident that Yusuke's "Rei Gun" is, well... A ray gun?

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* BilingualBonus / StealthPun: BilingualBonus: The dub is ''littered'' with these for people who speak both Japanese and English. To [[SubbingVersusDubbing sub fans]] who are monolingual in English, these lines sound like straight-up {{Bowdleris|e}}ation -- the most infamous being "A mulberry (''kuwa'') is a tree, and Kuwabara's a man!" It makes more sense when you see the translation of the original line: "Just as a cherry blossom is a flower among flowers, Kuwabara is a man among men!" That's also why there's little pink petals floating down in the scene.
** As for the original Japanese, is it an accident that Yusuke's "Rei Gun" is, well... A ray gun?
scene.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: ''Chapter Black'' Arc.

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* %%* BlackAndGrayMorality: ''Chapter Black'' Arc.



* BrownNote: ''Chapter Black.''

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* %%* BrownNote: ''Chapter Black.''



* {{Cool Old G|uy}}al: Genkai, of course.

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* {{Cool Old G|uy}}al: %%* CoolOldLady: Genkai, of course.



** The Spirit Wave.
** Also, the Dragon of the Darkness Flame.

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** The Spirit Wave.
** Also, the
Dragon of the Darkness Flame.Flame, since Hiei has to use his own body as bait to lure the dragon from the depths of Demon World; losing control would mean being devoured.
%%** The Spirit Wave.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Played straight ''and'' subverted.
* DeflectorShields: Yomi's Demon Energy Barrier.

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* %%* DefeatMeansFriendship: Played straight ''and'' subverted.
* DeflectorShields: Yomi's Demon Energy Barrier.Barrier which completely blocks out demon energy of any sort.



* DishingOutDirt: Risho.

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* %%* DishingOutDirt: Risho.



* DrunkenMaster: Chu. AND HOW.
** In the uncut version, yes. In Creator/CartoonNetwork's version, Chu is a lot like Monterey Jack from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' (minus the cheese addiction)a boisterous Australian who's a bit of a goofball but is also a {{Badass}}.

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* %%* DrunkenMaster: Chu. AND HOW.
** In the uncut version, yes. In Creator/CartoonNetwork's version, Chu is a lot like Monterey Jack from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' (minus the cheese addiction)a boisterous Australian who's a bit of a goofball but is also a {{Badass}}.
Chu



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Sakyou.]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Sakyou.]]Sakyou]] staked his life on Toguro's victory over Yusuke and is perfectly willing to give it up once Yusuke wins.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:The younger Toguro and Sensui.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:The younger Toguro and Sensui.]]Sensui]] were both heroic individuals before turning evil.



* FirstEpisodeResurrection
* FiveManBand: TheHero is Yusuke, TheLancer is Kuwabara, TheBigGuy is Hiei, TheSmartGuy is Kurama, and TheChick is Botan. This is probably the most iconic group, although TheTeam changes formation later on in the series.
** TheHero: Yusuke, the protagonist. Most of the series is him getting assignments and the other working with him.
** TheLancer: Kuwabara has known Yusuke the longest and they are in constant conflict.
** TheBigGuy: Hiei, despite his size, his Dragon of the Darkness Flame ability has the most blunt force strength in the series.
** TheSmartGuy: Kurama, he is super analytical and frequently shown outsmarting opponents. He is also regarded as a genius in his human life.
** TheChick: Botan, the only girl and usually cheerful and supportive.



* ForgottenPhlebotinum:
** Yusuke masters the Spirit Wave and never uses it in battle again.
*** Debatable as he tries it against Sensui, but he prevents it.
** Kuwabara can create two Spirit Swords at once and make a really long one that zigzags to get through an opponent's defenses. These abilities are never used outside of the fight where they're introduced.

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* ForgottenPhlebotinum:
** Yusuke masters the Spirit Wave and never uses it in battle again.
*** Debatable as he tries it against Sensui, but he prevents it.
**
ForgottenPhlebotinum: Kuwabara can create two Spirit Swords at once and make a really long one that zigzags to get through an opponent's defenses. These abilities are never used outside of the fight where they're introduced.



* FourIsDeath

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* FourIsDeathFourIsDeath: The Four Saint Beasts, the four members of Team Toguro.



* FreudianTrio: Yusuke and his two {{Evil Counterpart}}s, Sensui and Toguro.
** TheId: Toguro, who threw away his sense of right and wrong and let the BloodKnight side of his personality take over. The only reason he has anything resembling a moral code is because he hates anything that will interfere with him getting a good fight (such as Team Urameshi being disqualified on a technicality).
** TheSuperego: Sensui, who sees the world in black and white. There is good and there is evil, with no room in between.
** TheEgo: Yusuke, who balances out his BloodKnight persona with a firm sense of right and wrong, and the ability to learn from experience when his personal moral viewpoint may not be correct and needs to be adjusted.
* FriendlyTarget: Averted and taken advantage of.
* FromASingleCell: Elder Toguro.

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* FreudianTrio: Yusuke and his two {{Evil Counterpart}}s, Sensui and Toguro.
** TheId: Toguro, who threw away his sense of right and wrong and let the BloodKnight side of his personality take over. The only reason he has anything resembling a moral code is because he hates anything that will interfere with him getting a good fight (such as Team Urameshi being disqualified on a technicality).
** TheSuperego: Sensui, who sees the world in black and white. There is good and there is evil, with no room in between.
** TheEgo: Yusuke, who balances out his BloodKnight persona with a firm sense of right and wrong, and the ability to learn from experience when his personal moral viewpoint may not be correct and needs to be adjusted.
*
%%* FriendlyTarget: Averted and taken advantage of.
* %%* FromASingleCell: Elder Toguro.



* GreenThumb: Kurama's abilities.
* TheGrimReaper: Botan.

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* GreenThumb: Kurama's abilities.
abilities generally involve altering plants with spirit energy.
* TheGrimReaper: Botan.Botan is a spirit guide who takes the souls of the departed to the afterlife.



* HalfwayPlotSwitch: ''Repeatedly.''

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* %%* HalfwayPlotSwitch: ''Repeatedly.''



* HeadPet: Puu.

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* %%* HeadPet: Puu.



* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Mother]]: Kurama is forced to not retaliate against Roto lest Roto order the demon stalking his mother to kill her. Kurama manages to immobilize Roto, steal the trigger to signal the demon, then kill him.

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Mother]]: IHaveYourWife: Kurama is forced to not retaliate against Roto lest Roto order the demon stalking his mother to kill her. Kurama manages to immobilize Roto, steal the trigger to signal the demon, then kill him.



* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours
* [[MysteriousParent Mysterious Ancestor]]: Raizen.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Genkai.

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* %%* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours
* [[MysteriousParent Mysterious Ancestor]]: %%* MysteriousParent: Raizen.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Genkai.Genkai is in her 70s but she's one of the strongest humans in the series before giving Yusuke most of her power.



* OddFriendship: Kuwabara and Hiei. Hiei constantly belittles how much of a [[WhatAnIdiot dumbass]] Kuwabara is while Kuwabara keeps up with the [[TheNapoleon short]] jokes. Kurama even jokes about how one day they might even become [[LampshadeHanging in-]][[LoveObstructingParents laws]].

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* OddFriendship: Kuwabara and Hiei. Hiei constantly belittles how much of a [[WhatAnIdiot dumbass]] Kuwabara is while Kuwabara keeps up with the [[TheNapoleon short]] jokes. Kurama even jokes about how one day they might even become [[LampshadeHanging in-]][[LoveObstructingParents laws]].[[LoveObstructingParents in-laws]].



* {{Oireland}}: Jin.
* OldMaster: Genkai.

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* {{Oireland}}: Jin.
Jin is given an irish accent in the English dub.
* OldMaster: Genkai.Genkai is in her 70s and teaches Yusuke. She's even a previous winner of the Dark Tournament.



* OutGambitted: Roto.

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* %%* OutGambitted: Roto.



* ThePhilosopher: Itsuki, [[spoiler:Sensui's Minoru personality]].

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* %%* ThePhilosopher: Itsuki, [[spoiler:Sensui's Minoru personality]].



* PostHistoricalTrauma: The Chapter Black videotape.

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* %%* PostHistoricalTrauma: The Chapter Black videotape.



* PsychoSupporter: Itsuki. HappinessInSlavery, SubordinateExcuse, and MadLove also apply to him.

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* %%* PsychoSupporter: Itsuki. HappinessInSlavery, SubordinateExcuse, and MadLove also apply to him.



* ReadingsBlewUpTheScale: In the Three Kings arc, a group of Raizen's old training buddies come out of seclusion to pay their respects and join the new tournament. They collectively flex their power to "see if they've still got it" and Yomi's strategist's energy-reading device goes off the scale before it explodes. Miles away from the energy source.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Koenma, who in fact ''is'' seven hundred years old. Kurama in his true form is over a thousand.



* ReadingsAreOffTheScale[=/=]ReadingsBlewUpTheScale: In the Three Kings arc, a group of Raizen's old training buddies come out of seclusion to pay their respects and join the new tournament. They collectively flex their power to "see if they've still got it" and Yomi's strategist's energy-reading device goes off the scale before it explodes. Miles away from the energy source.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Koenma, who in fact ''is'' seven hundred years old. Kurama in his true form is over a thousand.



* RetiredBadass: Genkai and Kuroko.

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* RetiredBadass: Genkai and Genkai, a medium who retired to seclusion after winning the Dark Tournament 50 years ago.
%%**
Kuroko.



** StupidSacrifice: Botan spins Yusuke's sacrifice into this mere seconds after breaking the news to him.
---> Not only you saved a child who wouldn't get hurt anyway, you also ended up dying! That's so stupid!



* ShirtlessScene: Too many to count, with both protagonists and antagonists. However, Kurama, the most popular {{Bishonen}}, doesn't have ''any'' of these...

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* ShirtlessScene: Too many to count, with both protagonists and antagonists. However, Kurama, the most popular {{Bishonen}}, doesn't have ''any'' of these...these.



* ShootTheDog: Kurama killing Amanuma.

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* %%* ShootTheDog: Kurama killing Amanuma.



* SingleTargetSexuality: Itsuki → Sensui.

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* %%* SingleTargetSexuality: Itsuki → Sensui.


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* StealthPun: Is it an accident that Yusuke's "Rei Gun" is, well... A ray gun?
23rd Nov '16 11:44:29 PM merotoker
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%%* {{Badass}}: Pretty much almost every fighter in the series.



* DudeLooksLikeALady: In one of the earlier chapters, Yusuke fights a bewitching FemmeFatale who tries to use her femininity to make opponents underestimate her, trying to play on an opponent's WouldntHitAGirl sense of chivalry. After a CrotchGrabSexCheck, Yusuke finds out it's just a regular guy fighter dressing like a girl to trick opponents. Yusuke even berates him for not being a ''real'' transvestite, in one of the series' [[OutOfCharacter odder]] moments of open-mindedness on Yusuke's part. Miyuki accuses Yusuke of violently attacking her because of 'what she is'. He calls her out, saying if s/he hadn't been in the way of the mission, he wouldn't have attacked her at all. Starts about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTMoSdsxNiQ 6:10]].

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: In one of the earlier chapters, Yusuke fights a bewitching FemmeFatale who tries to use her femininity to make opponents underestimate her, trying to play on an opponent's WouldntHitAGirl sense of chivalry. After a CrotchGrabSexCheck, Yusuke finds out it's just a regular guy fighter dressing like a girl to trick opponents. Yusuke even berates him for not being a ''real'' transvestite, in one of the series' [[OutOfCharacter odder]] moments of open-mindedness on Yusuke's part. Miyuki accuses Yusuke of violently attacking her because of 'what she is'. He calls her out, saying if s/he hadn't been in the way of the mission, he wouldn't have attacked her at all. Starts about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTMoSdsxNiQ 6:10]].



* GoshDarnitToHeck: The Viz translation is full of hilariously inoffensive language like "holy spit", "dumb cluck", and aloof badass Hiei calling people a bunch of weenies.

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* GoshDarnitToHeck: GoshDangItToHeck: The Viz translation is full of hilariously inoffensive language like "holy spit", "dumb cluck", and aloof badass Hiei calling people a bunch of weenies.



* HeroicBSOD: During the Dark Tournament final round, where Toguro [[spoiler: pretends to kill Kuwabara in order to bring Yusuke's PowerLevel to his own level, becoming a WorthyOpponent]]. Interesting though at this time, his BattleAura becomes the polar opposite of Toguro's own BattleAura, which killed well over a quarter of the stadium's spectators.

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* HeroicBSOD: During the Dark Tournament final round, where Toguro [[spoiler: pretends to kill Kuwabara in order to bring Yusuke's PowerLevel {{Power Level|s}} to his own level, becoming a WorthyOpponent]]. Interesting though at this time, his BattleAura becomes the polar opposite of Toguro's own BattleAura, which killed well over a quarter of the stadium's spectators.



* HeroicSacrifice: This story ''loved'' to [[PlayingWithATrope play with]] and {{subvert|edTrope}} this trope as often as it could. Even when it seems it's PlayedStraight, there's always a catch. It figures since the whole story is based on a SenselessSacrifice.

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* HeroicSacrifice: This story ''loved'' to [[PlayingWithATrope play with]] and {{subvert|edTrope}} this trope as often as it could. Even when it seems it's PlayedStraight, [[PlayingWithATrope played straight]], there's always a catch. It figures since the whole story is based on a SenselessSacrifice.



** Multiple villains try pulling these on Kurama throughout the series. It's generally,[[BerserkButton a very good way]] to get him to kill your\ painfully. [[spoiler:Unless your name is Yomi. Then you just get a PrecisionFStrike.]]

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** Multiple villains try pulling these on Kurama throughout the series. It's generally,[[BerserkButton generally [[BerserkButton a very good way]] to get him to kill your\ you painfully. [[spoiler:Unless your name is Yomi. Then you just get a PrecisionFStrike.]]



** "Urameshi" is what Japanese ghosts who are haunting a house wail; "Kuwabara kuwabara" is a charm against ghosts; "Kurama" and "Hiei" are Japanese mountains said to be sites of demon activity; all of the [[GrimReaper ferry girls]] have names associated with flowers and plants ("Botan" - peony, "Ayame" - iris, "Hinageshi" - poppy). This plant naming even goes for Sensui, whose name is a kanji anagram of "suisen" (daffodil) and Itsuki (flowering tree), perhaps to note the severity of their FaceHeelTurn.

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** "Urameshi" is what Japanese ghosts who are haunting a house wail; "Kuwabara kuwabara" is a charm against ghosts; "Kurama" and "Hiei" are Japanese mountains said to be sites of demon activity; all of the [[GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper ferry girls]] have names associated with flowers and plants ("Botan" - peony, "Ayame" - iris, "Hinageshi" - poppy). This plant naming even goes for Sensui, whose name is a kanji anagram of "suisen" (daffodil) and Itsuki (flowering tree), perhaps to note the severity of their FaceHeelTurn.



* MenDontCry: Completely and utterly averted. During Yusuke's wake, Kuwabara broke down into a histerical sobbing fit, and his friends had to pick him up and '''''drag''''' him out of the room. Yusuke cries for [[spoiler:Kuwabara's apparent death in the Dark Tounament]].

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* MenDontCry: Completely and utterly averted. During Yusuke's wake, Kuwabara broke down into a histerical hysterical sobbing fit, and his friends had to pick him up and '''''drag''''' him out of the room. Yusuke cries for [[spoiler:Kuwabara's apparent death in the Dark Tounament]].



** Remember that Rock Paper Scissor game?

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** Remember that Rock Paper Scissor game?game? As Kurama notes, "It's a very serious human game."



* TransformationSequence: Toguro going to full power [[PowerLevel 100%!!!]]. There is something about someone's skin bulging all over with tendons and convulsing that is [[BodyHorror very creepy]].

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* TransformationSequence: Toguro going to full power [[PowerLevel [[PowerLevels 100%!!!]]. There is something about someone's skin bulging all over with tendons and convulsing that is [[BodyHorror very creepy]].



15th Nov '16 8:49:47 PM captainpat
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** [[spoiler:Hiei and Mukuro is implied but still leaves room for speculation. Kuwabara and Yukina is made much more likely. Yusuke's dad comes back into the picture and gets back with his mom. Chu falls for a new character named Natsume, who eventually returns the sentiment. The trio of Juri, Koto and Ruka admit to loving the trio of Jin, Suzuki and Touya. Koenma and [[WomanInBlack a female reaper]] also are implied to get together.]]

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** [[spoiler:Hiei and Mukuro is implied but still leaves room for speculation. Kuwabara and Yukina is made much more likely. Yusuke's dad comes back into the picture and gets back with his mom. Chu falls for a new character named Natsume, who eventually returns the sentiment. The trio of Juri, Koto and Ruka admit to loving the trio of Jin, Suzuki and Touya. Koenma and [[WomanInBlack a female reaper]] reaper also are implied to get together.]]
12th Nov '16 11:14:00 PM PhysicalStamina
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* Muggles: Anyone without any or high enough spiritual awareness or sixth sense.

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* Muggles: {{Muggles}}: Anyone without any or high enough spiritual awareness or sixth sense.
11th Oct '16 4:56:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* MultiGenderedSplitPersonalities: The former spirit detective Shinobu Sensui has developed no less than 7 identities, one of which is a girl called Naru, who represents the last remnants of his innocence.
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