History Manga / YuyuHakusho

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?
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* 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.
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%%* 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.
11th Oct '16 4:55:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Music/MegumiHayashibara: Young Genkai, also sang her ImageSong.
24th Aug '16 6:13:45 PM judasmartel
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** Genkai -> Jeremiah (Yes, they thought she was a guy)

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** Genkai -> Jeremiah (Yes, they thought she was a guy)guy[[note]]The name Jeremiah is technically unisex, but is usually associated with guys.[[/note]])
12th Aug '16 2:52:17 AM K
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** Kurama was a demon fox before he was injured in a botched robbery and merged with a human fetus to recover his energy. When the Spirit World SDF arrive near the end of the Chapter Black arc, several of them mention that one of them was the one who injured him.

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** Kurama was a demon fox before he was injured in a botched robbery and merged with reincarnated as a human fetus to recover his energy. When the Spirit World SDF arrive near the end of the Chapter Black arc, several of them mention that one of them was the one who injured him.
6th Aug '16 5:54:42 AM markband
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* Infinity+1Sword: a non-video game version but given that Kuwabara's dimensional sword can cut space and dimensions, it's heavily implied that his sword can cut through anything or anyone regardless of how durable or strong. Hell, his dimensional sword was the only thing that [[InvincibleVillian Sensui]] had to actively [[NotSoInvincibleVillian avoid]] rather than [[NoSell tank like he had been doing to Hiei and Kurama's attacks.]]

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* Infinity+1Sword: InfinityPlusOneSword: a non-video game version but given that Kuwabara's dimensional sword can cut space and dimensions, it's heavily implied that his sword can cut through anything or anyone regardless of how durable or strong. Hell, his dimensional sword was the only thing that [[InvincibleVillian [[InvincibleVillain Sensui]] had to actively [[NotSoInvincibleVillian [[NotSoInvincibleVillain avoid]] rather than [[NoSell tank like he had been doing to Hiei and Kurama's attacks.]]
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