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->Male Ranma voiced by: Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (JP), Sarah Strange (EN, seasons 1-3, OVAS and Movies), Creator/RichardIanCox (EN, seasons 4+), Carlos Hugo Hidalgo (LA, TV series and OVAS 7-8), Luis Daniel Ramírez (LA, Movies and OVAS 5-6), Kamel Nijma (AR)
->Female Ranma voiced by: Music/MegumiHayashibara (JP), Creator/VenusTerzo (EN), Brigitta Dau (EN, episodes 1-6 & OVA 1 only), Irma Carmona (LA, TV series and OVAS 7-8), Pilar Escandon (LA, Movies and OVAS 5-6), Leena Dawa (AR)

The main character of the series. A teen-aged master of SupernaturalMartialArts, generally assumed to be sixteen years old, though no official age is ever given. Like most of the other cast members, a very contradictory character, possessing both positive and negative attributes -- he can be sensitive and thoughtful one moment, and brash and insulting the next. Cursed to become a GenderBender because of his father's stupidity, then bound in an ArrangedMarriage he never even knew about until he was practically at the girl's doorstep, needless to say he doesn't get on too well with his father.

When it comes to Akane, Ranma's [[NoSocialSkills lack of social finesse]] and Akane's mild [[DoesNotLikeMen dislike of men]] initially drives them to clash more often than not. But, as the story goes on, he gets to know her better and ends up genuinely caring for her as a person.

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->Female Ranma voiced by: Music/MegumiHayashibara (JP), Creator/VenusTerzo (EN), Brigitta Dau (EN, episodes 1-6 & OVA 1 only), Irma Carmona (LA, TV series and OVAS 7-8), Pilar Escandon (LA, Movies and OVAS 5-6), Leena Dawa
Amal Saad Al-Deen (AR)

The main character of A sixteen-year-old OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (or at least the series. A teen-aged master of SupernaturalMartialArts, closest you'll get in this series), Akane Tendō is a generally assumed to be sixteen years old, though no official age is ever given. Like most of the other cast members, a very contradictory character, possessing both positive and negative attributes -- he pleasant, friendly girl who can be sensitive helpful and thoughtful one moment, and brash and insulting self-sacrificing [[EasilyForgiven even to her rivals]]. However, she's also hot-tempered, very insecure, finds the next. Cursed to become a GenderBender because of his father's stupidity, then bound in an ArrangedMarriage he never even knew about until he was practically at the girl's doorstep, needless to say he doesn't situation very [[BelligerentSexualTension awkward]] and is notoriously stubborn, which means there are times she's come off as having a HairTriggerTemper toward Ranma Saotome. In general, though, they do get on too well with his father.

When
enough (although Ranma recurrently mocks her most sensitive spots, and Akane sometimes gives as good as she gets), she frequently helps him out or cheers for him, and is just as willing to make heroic sacrifices for him as he is for her. And despite her frequent [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend denials]] she is [[ClingyJealousGirl extremely possessive and jealous when it comes to Akane, Ranma's [[NoSocialSkills lack of social finesse]] Ranma]] and Akane's mild [[DoesNotLikeMen dislike of men]] initially drives them to clash more often than not. But, as easily angers when she finds him in the story goes on, he gets to know her better and ends up genuinely caring for her as a person.
arms of his other fiancés.



* AbsurdPhobia: He screams in terror and invariably faints or runs away at the mere sight of housecats and the ghost cat.
* AccidentalPervert: Almost never means to do things perverted, and is in fact kind of prudish, but still frequently winds up in [[NotWhatItLooksLike incriminating circumstances.]] Made worse, since [[ClingyJealousGirl Akane]] rarely gives him the chance to explain and never believes him anyway.
* TheAce: Apply mostly in the manga, the anime seems to have more of a BunnyEarsLawyer or even IdiotHero most of the time.
* ActionGirl: At least, half the time, due to [[GenderBender the nature of his curse.]] Not that it stops him from mopping the floor with almost anyone foolish enough to challenge him.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Subtler than most, but ''potent.'' In the original Japanese, he's less of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and more of a [[{{Jerkass}} Jerk]]'''[[{{Jerkass}} Ass]]'''... with a Heart of Gold. While his PetTheDog moments and ChronicHeroSyndrome are translated correctly, his teasing of Akane is much more cruel and often even aggressively sexual; his AccidentalPervert moments aren't really that accidental, but more like a modern [[Manga/InuYasha Miroku]]. For example, in an early chapter he pokes his head in her window and teases her for smiling in a mirror after he told her she's cute WhenSheSmiles. In the original work he's implying that he caught her '''masturbating.''' Akane beating the crap out of him on a regular basis seems a ''lot'' more justifiable now, doesn't it?
* AdaptationDyeJob: Female Ranma has red hair in the anime, probably to distinguish her from the male form. Both forms have black hair in the manga.
* {{Adorkable}}: Has his moments, like when he's trying to give Akane a gift from his mother and instead of just, y'know, GIVING it to her he obsessed with trying to look cool while doing it. Which makes him look like a complete dweeb.
* AffectionateNickname: Ukyō calls him "Ran-chan".
* AnimalMotifs:
** He's a tiger to Ryōga's lion.
** His signature technique, Hiryū Shōten Ha, invokes dragon imagery and he is a dragon to Saffron's phoenix.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Downplayed. He can be a little cocky, overconfident, and prideful, but traits like this are really only played up in special instances, like when he's playing the role of the SoreLoser.
* AttractiveBentGender: He's attractive in both his forms. As a female, he is considered a "babe" by pretty much any average guy who sees her, and Nabiki earns a regular profit by selling nude pictures/handkerchiefs of it. As a male, pretty much all the women of note in the series have shown attraction to him or at least called him a "hunk".
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He frequently can figure out how advanced martial arts techniques work by seeing them only once, and then use that knowledge to perform
* BashBrothers: Eventually with Ryōga, after they finally become friends.
* BatmanGambit: Especially in the manga, really likes to show off by putting together cunning and [[ZanyScheme elaborate plans]]. Unfortunately, ([[HilarityEnsues for him]]), his "puppets" seldom react as they're supposed to for long.
* BattleAura: Naturally.
* BelligerentSexualTension: The male half of the template's {{Trope Codifier}}s, with Akane as the female.
* BerserkButton: Ranma's a fairly forgiving guy, considering the amount of crap he goes through on a regular basis. But if you hurt Akane or insult his masculinity, all bets are off.
-->'''Ranma:''' Akane is '''my''' fiancée. Lay a hand on her and I'll kill you!
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Ryōga's Betty for Akane's Archie, and the Archie to Akane's Betty and Shampoo and Ukyō's Veronica.
* BigBraToFill: Natsuna Watanabe, the actress who plays female Ranma in the live-action special, is very noticeably petite in the chest department.
* BigBreastPride: In a stunning display of vanity, he's been known to be quite proud of his alternate form's bustiness.
* BigBrotherMentor: He eventually becomes one of sorts to Ryōga, when they finally become friends, constantly helping him out with his direction and love problems.
* BigEater: Often exaggerated, but does enjoy food and is capable of packing away a considerable amount -- but is usually more inclined towards frequent snacking than putting away massive meals. Somewhat a JustifiedTrope given the sorts of fights he gets into, and unlike his father he usually doesn't allow his appetites to lead him into danger. At least, not after it gets him his AccidentalMarriage with Shampoo and zapped with the Dragon Whisker.
* BitingTheHandkerchief: In the anime as part of at least one WoundedGazelleGambit; the manga version is much more likely to just look tearful/fake cry without a handkerchief.
* {{Blackmail}}: Ranma attempted to use what he thought was a love letter to blackmail Nabiki in the manga. Some of his psychological manipulations probably count as emotional blackmail and he does search for things to use against people.
* BlessedWithSuck: His consumption of rice porridge made with stock from the hair-growing Dragon's Whisker forced him to keep his hair tied up with said Whisker or remain in girl form, otherwise his hair would grow and grow until he used up his whole life's supply. [[spoiler:The effects wore off by the end of that story, however, so he's no longer at risk of baldness (well, unless you count all the hair he "used up" during the fighting.)]]
* BlowYouAway: The Hiryū Shōten Ha results in a tornado.
* BrilliantButLazy: Ranma is actually quite smart, but doesn't pay attention in class.
* BookDumb: Appears this since he didn't know who Romeo and Juliet were (though to be fair, Happōsai, Tatewaki, and Gosunkugi didn't know either). On the one occasion we could have found out the grade of one test, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall his own speech bubbles]] [[TheUnreveal cover the results]] and he's happy with the grade he got -- Genma, on the other hand, berates him.
* BoobsOfSteel: His female form is arguably the most buxom among the female cast, if you take "her" bust size in comparison to "her" relatively short stature; she's also arguably the physically strongest female among the regularly recurring characters. She's canonically got a better figure than Akane, at least -- bigger breasts, trimmer waist (and in the anime completes the trifecta with bigger hips). It's still often an InformedAttribute, given that the size of ''all'' the teenage females varies quite a bit, and size differences between individuals aren't necessarily apparent in the artwork unless for some reason that aspect's getting played up in the story.
** In the late OVA ''The Ones to Carry On parts 1 and 2'' Ranma realizes that his female form is faster than his male form and trains as girl specifically to learn how to take advantage of the additional speed. [[UnreliableCanon This supposed gender-based speed advantage is never mentioned again.]]
* BornWinner: Ranma, at ''sixteen years of age'' is the single greatest martial artist of his generation, capable of demolishing opponents dozens of times his size and weight, smacking bees out of the air without being stung, falling dozens of stories and hitting the ground running, etc. And if he can't copy a technique an enemy uses on him and use it in the same fight, he'll instead ''master it'' within a week of experimentation, tops. However, in keeping with the [[{{Shonen}} ''shonen'' genre]] most of Ranma's opponents are also teenagers, and adult (particularly Soun and Genma) often best him as RuleOfFunny demands.
* BraidsOfAction: Ranma generally has his hair in a braid, though prior to the dragon whisker he had a badass long hair TomboyishPonytail in flashbacks, and occasionally has other hair styles such as GirlishPigtails while in disguise or uses HairDecorations such as FlowerInHerHair.
* BrutalHonesty: Has a tendency to be Brutally Honest which causes him far more problems than when he tells BlatantLies (which he does almost as often).
* TheBully: To Gosunkugi (accidentally).
* BullyHunter: Has been hired to apprehend hoodlums on occasion, and on his own time he will put a stop to bullying he finds himself witnessing, such as Kodachi's continued brutalization of the already-defeated Fūrinkan gymnastic team or the masked kids that were attempting to rob Gosunkugi.
* CannotSpitItOut: Out of everyone in the manga, ''including Ryōga'', he has the worst case of this. Even in the few times he acknowledges his feelings for Akane via inner monologues, while she's being nice to him in turn, he can't get a single word out and is frustrated by this.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Ranma is far more willing to show physical, romantic affection for someone he doesn't care about than to show it for someone he does, due to too much respect for the other's opinion of him in that regard.
* CatapultNightmare: On the multiple occasions that Ranma has a nightmare, he invariably wakes up with a scream.
* CeilingCling: A favorite habit of his. It's useful for purposes of escaping trouble or eavesdropping, but he's often seen doing it for no plot-related purpose, particularly in the manga. Possibly he's training, or possibly Takahashi just wants to show off his skills, or both.
* CelibateHero: While most members of his UnwantedHarem practically throw themselves at him, he doesn't reciprocate, unless he needs to manipulate them or he feels unattractive.
* TheChewToy: Frequently doesn't deserve the punishment he gets -- or at least to be punished ''that'' much. Seems more prominent in the manga than the anime.
* ChickMagnet: Has attracted a number of suitors, some but not all through {{Arranged Marriage}}s. While probably not the knockout his female form is implied to be, or quite reaching {{bishounen}} status, Ranma can be assumed to be fairly attractive, in peak physical shape, and his often cocky attitude [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys probably doesn't hurt]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Not extreme, but more often than not, because [[IWasJustPassingThrough he was just passing through]], but sometimes just because "it's a martial artist's duty" (to help those in need).
* CombatPragmatist: Ties in with TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty below.
* CompassionateCritic: He typically genuinely ''intends'' to be helpful when he's insulting Akane about her lackluster fighting or cooking skills, but the way he phrases it is either [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation unintentionally insulting or deliberately intended to get her angry so that she will try and improve to prove him wrong]]. He just doesn't seem to get that Akane ''does not work that way'', and instead will simply clobber him for the insult and continue doing things the way she always does.
* CompetitionFreak: Often lampshaded by bystanders.
* ComplimentBackfire: Due to a very bad case of foot-in-the-mouth, even when he's not trying to insult Akane she gets pissed at him.
* CrazyJealousGuy:
** Whenever Akane seemingly shows interest in anyone other than him, Ranma's jealousy knows no bounds.
** Also, when Ranma is hit with a Fishing Rod of Love, he turns into this for ''Ryōga''. Even going as far as attacking Akane to keep her from interrupting his "romantic moment" with Ryōga.
* {{Crossdresser}}: When dressed as a girl and turned back into a guy.
* {{Curse}}: Multiple. There's the obvious GenderBender curse, but he also has one based on his hair constantly growing when not controlled by a magical item, and gains (and loses) others during the series' run -- being unable to withstand the hot water he needs to revert back, for example.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: By the late manga, the non-canonical artwork would most commonly show Ranma's female form with red hair and red eyes.
* DeadlyDodging: The very basis of the Hiryū Shōten Ha (Flying Dragon Ascension Wave) is based on this. The practitioner must goad the foe into a spiral pattern while making them discharge a hot Battle Aura, all while dodging the enemy attacks and keeping a cool aura (and a clear mind) oneself. Upon reaching the nexus, the martial artist winds up and delivers a spinning uppercut not only does this final punch release the user's cold aura in a devastating blast, but the temperature difference between the hot and cold Battle Auras creates a localized tornado that tosses the enemy high into the air, usually knocking him out in the process (not that the fall is any picnic, either). Ranma, being the martial arts savant that he is, has modified the technique so he doesn't need an opponent to follow him in a spiral: having them release ki blasts, ignite the battlefield, or even just surround Ranma in a vaguely circular pattern is enough, and he'll do the rest. He MUST dodge the enemy's assault, however.
* DeadpanSnarker: Far more so in the manga than the anime.
* DelusionsOfDoghood: His ailurophobia triggers this if pushed to its limit.
* {{Determinator}}: He does not give up and has on a number of occasions kept going on willpower alone collapsing from injury upon acquiring his objective. Example when he tried to "learn" Ryōga's ki blast by getting hit by it for nearly the whole day, and only collapsed after Ryōga started to feel bad and left.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
** The first time Ranma faces off against Pantyhose Tarō's [[MixAndMatchCritters monster form]], Ranma manages to knock out Tarō using the elastic power of some pantyhose to deliver a superpowered kick.
** Ranma kills [[PhysicalGod Saffron]] in the final arc, using his [[StoryBreakerPower ultimate technique]] the Hiryū Kōrin Dan ("Dragon's Descending Bullet"), which shatters Saffron's body and forces the immortal to be reborn in infant form.
* DistressedDamsel[=/=]DistressedDude: Has been in both situations due to [[GenderBender his curse.]] Both situations often stem from overzealous suitors. Kodachi even once kidnapped him and placed him in an UnwillingSuspension at one point.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: A somewhat justified example. Whenever Ranma is doused and changes, his female form is notably more petit, feet included meaning his male-sized shoes now become too big. He usually just chucks them off at that point if it can be helped. In the anime, he's [[FeetFirstIntroduction introduced]] this way even, running barefoot through a street in a rainstorm.
* DudeMagnet: Ranma in female form attracts just as much suitors as his male form, plus load of perverts.
* EasilyForgiven: All it took was him telling Ukyō that she looked cute. Within seconds she's head over heels for him again and actively trying to court him.
* EnemyWithout: In the anime, Happōsai once used a magical incense called Personality Splitter to duplicate Ranma's female form separately from his male form, in hopes that she would be so happy with being her own person she would model underwear for him. Of course, it turned out that as an embodiment of Ranma's "yin side", it was basically Ranma's evil half come to life, trying to seduce Ranma and take control of him.
* EnterStageWindow: Ranma doesn't seem to see any clear distinction between windows and doors.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His most powerful technique, the Hiryū Shōten Ha, uses circular movements to generate a powerful wind vortex. It's essential to getting back his strength after he is BroughtDownToNormal, and revisions of the technique are ultimately responsible for beating his two greatest adversaries (Herb and Saffron) in the manga, as well as Prince Kirin in the anime.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Ranma is seen once doing some JuggleFu with a fishbowl (with a live eel inside) while fending off Ryōga's attacks. He's also sometimes fighting with his hands in his pockets, either against very weak opponents or while sparring with Akane to rile her up. There's also the couple of times he was reading manga while sparring one-handed with Akane.
* {{Expy}}: Of Ryūnosuke from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. Both are strong teenager that often fight with their abusive father and have problem of sexual identity.
* ExpressiveHair: His pigtail is independently mobile and responsive to his moods.
* FatalFlaw: Pride. Ranma is nowhere near the worst offender in the series regarding this and he has managed to avoid getting in over his head because of arrogance but he has caused himself some trouble because he just won't walk away if he feels challenged in some way. He will often get drawn into some bizarre martial arts contest or try his ManipulativeBastard antics because he just can't refuse proving himself capable of doing these things. One particular example would be when Shampoo is affected by an artifact that causes her to hate Ranma instead of love him. Rather than use the opportunity to be rid of one of the more complicated aspects of his LoveDodecahedron, he tries to win her affections back. Not because he actually returns her feelings but because it makes him feel unattractive.
* TheFettered: Comes with being a martial artist.
* FieryRedhead: Girl-type. In the anime, which not only gives him the right hair color but also makes him more aggressive and forthright than in the manga. Still has some of the right personality traits in the manga, though.
* FiveFingerDiscount: Ranma is not averse to stealing things that he needs, although it's mostly food.
* FlawExploitation: Not only will Ranma use any flaw you happen to have (such as a curse, addiction to female undergarments, or getting mad when you see breasts), he will actively seek them out (for example he searches Nabiki's room twice in the manga looking for something to use against her or give him a way to blackmail her).
* GagBoobs: In his female form, his/her bust is used as a major source of humor.
* GenderBender: Due to his curse. Which makes Ranma one of the few ''male'' examples of ActionGirl out there, and a CuteBruiser to boot.
* GenderBenderFriendship: Subverted -- when Ranma first enters the series, it looks like Ranma's female form will allow him to get closer to the somewhat androphobic Akane. However, the fact "she" is really a transformed "he" is revealed minutes later and Akane promptly trusts him ''less'' because of it.
* GoKartingWithBowser: Tends to hang out with his enemies when they aren't battling.
* GuileHero: Ranma is one of the most strategic heroes in the series, and is not above manipulating an opponent and pulling {{Batman Gambit}}s. At times it crosses into ManipulativeBastard territory when he does it for selfish reasons, such as taking advantage of Ryōga or Kunō with a PaperthinDisguise.
* HairColors: The first volume of the manga gave him black hair in either form. The anime changed it to red hair as a girl, presumably to make it easier for Ranma to be identified, and the non-canonical artworks by the author portrayed both male and female forms with a wide variety of hair and eye colors.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Ranma possesses a CharlesAtlasSuperpower that, sometimes, allows him this particular luxury. Although he has to train long and hard to attain blinding speed (the Kachū Tenshin Amaguriken and Parlay du Fois Gras training methods), or learn a particularly devastating technique (the Hiryū Shōten Ha and Mōko Takabisha,) "long and hard" for him means "a few days of experimentation", regardless of the decades it might have taken the techniques' original creators. Particularly noticeable in the case of the Umisenken, which he learned from watching it once, and practiced and mastered literally overnight, then used it to defeat the opponent who had trained in the opposite style Yamasenken his entire life.
* HatesBeingTouched: Gets extremely nervous when girls try to do something physical to him, and, being vehemently heterosexual, he gets ''extremely'' violent if men try something on his "girl form". Part of the blame for this might be because he is inevitably battered by Akane if she sees him in something that looks compromising, while the other girls vary between aggressively flirting with him and hitting him for pretty much the same reason.
* HealingFactor: Lampshaded and otherwise commented on by other characters in the series.
* HeirToTheDojo: Heir to the Tendō Dojo thanks to his engagement to Akane.
%%* HelloNurse: See GenderBender.
* TheHero: Not an ideal one at times, but a hero nonetheless.
* HeroicBSOD:
** Everything up to the Cat Fist.
** He all but shuts down when he believes [[spoiler:Akane has died]]. He snaps back to form when he finds out [[spoiler:she hasn't, not yet, but is in desperate danger anyway]].
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Many of the mentioned things from Ranma's childhood would have gotten him either killed or taken by social services [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist if they found out]], but they're all {{played for laughs}}.
* {{Hypocrite}}: While he's quick to chastise others[[note]]such as when he called out Mousse for manipulating Ryōga into helping him double-team him, since Mousse knew he couldn't beat Ranma on his own[[/note]] for taking advantage of Ryōga's gullibility and emotional insecurities, he won't hesitate to do it himself -- from blackmailing Ryōga, to using his girl form to toy with him.
* IgnoredConfession: When Ranma actually gets the courage to call Akane cute, Akane thinks he's trying to insult her and doesn't believe him.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: He takes full advantage of his girl form to get free (or at least cheaper) food.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Fond of high places and a common means of travel for him via [[InASingleBound extraordinary leaps]] and RoofHopping.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Will use anything as a weapon including, but not limited to, spoons, boulders, rocks, pencils, paper fans, bos, staffs, brooms, noodles, tennis racket, water, magic items, pinwheels, explosives, his own hair, bras, [[FastballSpecial P-chan, and other people]].
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Ranma's aiming skills are exceptional. His best feat would be flicking a stub-sized pencil from across the classroom into the hole of a fifty-yen coin in his teacher's hand... all while clinging to the ceiling.
* IndyPloy: When a BatmanGambit fails, or he just doesn't feel he has the time/it's worth the effort to pull off, Ranma can wing it like a pro. Probably the best at it in the series.
* InnocentCohabitation: With Akane.
* InstantExpert: Ranma can practically osmose an entirely new martial art or technique in the span of a week, mastering it so well that he can beat the rival of the week who may have spent a lifetime honing that skill in a CookingDuel. Handwaved in that Ranma is the heir of the "Anything Goes" School of Martial Arts, a school that focuses on incorporating moves from other martial arts.
* InsufferableGenius: Less so than others, but even most of the characters who hate him for his ego will grudgingly admit that he has the combat skill to back it up. His ability to improvise strategy is, if anything, even MORE impressive. He even has a whole move (the Mōko Takibisha) that's powered by his massive confidence.
* InsultedAwake: After he takes the brunt of an attack that slammed him into a wall hard enough to shatter every bone in a normal person's body, Akane wakes Ranma up from unconsciousness by calling him an idiot.
* InterspeciesRomance: Ranma is nearly forced into this by the Cursed Scribble Panda, who wants to date him before getting sealed up again.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Will often try to claim this when it looks like he's doing something for Akane's sake, such as challenging Mariko Konjō after the latter humiliated Akane. He pretty much played it straight for real during the school's play of Romeo and Juliet however, trying to participate in the play in the hope of getting a cure for his curse, despite the play meaning a great deal to Akane.
* IWantToBeARealMan: Both in the literal sense (i.e. get rid of the {{Curse}}) and the metaphorical sense... the fact he's got to commit {{Seppuku}} if his mother ever judges him to be "unmanly" doesn't make things any better.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore" and "Watashi", even [[{{Bokukko}} as a girl.]] Female Ranma only uses "Atashi" when she acts more girly to achieve something, but otherwise uses "Ore."
* JerkassFacade: Although he's not aware of it, Ranma's bluster, projection of massive confidence, and abrasive personality all stem from the fact that he's a very, very insecure individual, thanks in very large part to Genma's upbringing, and the rather long list of enemies he's got in large part due to Genma's actions. To note, aside from Ryōga, Ranma is the only individual that can use the Shi-Shi Hōkōdan, a move powered by ''despair.''
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Not as bad as other examples in the show, but Ranma can still be petty, spiteful, egotistic, or manipulative, especially when irritated, pushed, or just uncomfortable, but despite everything Ranma is shown as a generally very helpful and compassionate sort when he clearly notices that someone is in serious trouble, including people he just met if asked for assistance, and will recurrently feel extremely bad after he has gone too far. He even saved Herb's and Nabiki's lives, and felt sad for [[JerkAss Happōsai]] when the latter felt abandoned by his students. Exactly how he's a jerk varies between continuities. Anime Ranma is brasher and more prone to insulting or verbally harassing people, especially Akane. Manga Ranma is more of a ManipulativeBastard who enjoys messing around with peoples' heads, like his attempts to use LovePotion to MindRape Ryōga into falling in love with Akari.
* KiManipulation: Ranma is one of the most versatile ki users on the show. His ki attacks include:
** Hiryū Shōten Ha ("Dragon's Heavenly Ascension Wave")
** Shi-Shi Hōkōdan ("Roaring Lion Bullet")
** Mōko Takabisha ("Fierce Tiger's Pride")
** Hiryū Kōrin Dan ("Dragon's Descending Bullet")
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: Unintentionally steals Akane's first kiss while he is under the influence of Cat Fu.
* KungFuKid: He's a teenager and one of the best martial artists around. It helps he's been training BEFORE he could even walk.
* LightningBruiser: Extremely high level of speed and stamina, high level of strength, decent endurance and great level of skill. He can punch a single spot hundreds of times so fast it looks like a single punch. On the other hand, even an offhand swipe with his fist to swat at an annoyance can crush a concrete roller[[note]]the kind used to flatten the ground of sports fields[[/note]] into rubble.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Akane. {{Lampshaded}} by several characters.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: In the anime's LivingShadow and EnemyWithout episodes. Also the "Evil Within" episode where Ranma's girl half is separated from him, and they become a couple.
* LivingShadow: In the anime, a {{filler}} episode has Ranma buy some magical incense to bring his shadow to life for intense training. It's perfectly benign at first, but Ranma overdoses on the stuff, awakening his unrestrained desires in it and allowing it to act on its own until Ranma takes it down.
* MaleMightFemaleFinesse: Embodied in the same person. While his male half is still pretty fast, his female form allows him even greater speed and agility, but at the cost of being smaller and weaker than his male form.
* MeaningfulName: "Saotome Ranma" translates to "Swift Maiden's Wild Horse." It's also worth noting that with a different writing, "ranma" (乱麻) means "chaos."
* MindControl: Alongside Akane, is the most likely to get hit with it in the series. He's also perfectly willing to use it against others in the manga, most notably trying to brainwash Happōsai with "suggestion incense" to change Pantyhose Tarō's EmbarrassingFirstName and going to the Amazons for a LovePotion to use on Ryōga in the first Akari story.
* MistakenForGay:
** He and Akane have had a lot of romantic moments when he's in his girl form. This made Mariko think they were lesbians.
** Also, in the manga, Ranma unknowingly eats some pork buns that make him hug anyone who sneezes. Kunō challenges him to a fight and Ranma accepts, expecting it to be a simple battle. Unfortunately for Ranma, Kunō keeps sneezing the entire time. His constant glomping makes the entire school think he's got the hots for Kunō.
** Tsubasa Kurenai also mistakes Ranma for a lesbian when he/she pretended to be Ukyō's lover (while Ranma was in girl form and Ukyō was disguised as a boy), even though Tsubasa knew Ukyō was secretly a girl. To complicate matters further, Tsubasa is a {{crossdresser}} who chases girls while disguised as a girl, leading everyone to believe ''he'''s lesbian.
* MommasBoy: Didn't even know he had one for years, but it doesn't take him long to become attached to Nodoka when she finally comes back into his life. She's one of the few people he won't so much as insult.
* MrFanservice / MsFanservice: Both. See GenderBender.
* MurderousThighs: Particularly in female form, quite adept at using his legs as rudimentary arms to grab, hold and throw others.
* NakedFirstImpression: Akane first meets his male form while he's taking a bath.
* NakedOnArrival: His male form is introduced while he's taking a bath.
* NewTransferStudent: He was this in the very early series as he arrived at Fūrinkan High.
* TheNicknamer: He frequently gives this to various characters in the series. His most frequent ones include "Tomboy" (for Akane), "Old Man" (for Genma), "P-Chan" and "Pig Boy" (for Ryōga), Old Ghoul (for Cologne), Lecherous Old Man (for Happōsai), Panty Princess (for Pantyhose Tarō).
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Ranma expresses little to no interest in pretty much every girl that aggressively chases him.
* NonchalantDodge: Ranma does all three types at various points, including while sleeping.
* NoSocialSkills: [[InsultToRocks Most animals would probably have better social skills]]. However, he is actually surprisingly well-adjusted, considering he was raised by Genma.
* NotSoDifferent: To many or even all of his rivals and fiancées -- Ranma has no qualms with cheating, lying, stealing, cheap shots, outright {{Mind Control}}ling people or, well, just about anything short of actually killing someone.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Ranma gets caught in these situations roughly once per storyline. Including a few times with ''[[HoYay Ryōga]]''. It's pretty much never what it looks like.
* OneManArmy: Ranma is no stranger to mowing through numerous enemies at once. Even when he is weakened during the Moxubustion Arc, he still managed to hold his own using the Hiryū Shōten Ha technique.
* OppositeSexClone: From a certain point of view, Ranma's GenderBender nature basically allows him to be his own opposite sex clone (it's stated a number of times that the two forms look enough alike to be mistaken for twins). More literally, the anime and the manga each have a {{filler}} story where Ranma gets an independent copy of his female form made. In the manga, it's a spirit-clone created by a lonely ghost that tries to seduce him. In the anime, Happōsai creates a splinter-spirit that turns out to embody Ranma's evil side and which tries to seduce Ranma -- [[LampshadeHanging Sōun and Genma note]] that they seem like a perfect couple and agree that this makes sense as they are [[ScrewYourself two halves of the same person]].
* PaperThinDisguise: Ranma is frequently able to fool Ryōga with little more than a change of clothes and occasionally hairstyle. He even lampshades it from time to time by remarking how he's surprised his disguise worked so well or thinking about what an idiot Ryōga is for falling for it.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: With Akane, not that they'll admit it.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Not to the extent of Ryoga, but Ranma can cause immense destruction if he chooses to. His [[BlowYouAway Hiryū Shōten Ha]] being the most notable example, capable of summoning a destructive tornado.
* PimpedOutDress:
** During the Martial Arts Dining arc female Ranma wears several of these, including accessories such as necklaces and flowers. Various other stories have her in outfits that probably fall in this trope as well, such as cheongsams and kimonos.
** Ranma is also one of the rare examples of a male falling under this trope, as he is quite willing to dress up in fancy outfits in male form when the occasion arises.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: Told to him several times in both forms.
* PrehensileHair: He has used his hair as a weapon.
* PrettyFreeloader: He stays and eats at Akane's house 24/7. Subverted in the anime as he has had a job at Cologne's place (in girl form as a waitress) with his pay going towards the household, and has protected the dojo from dojo-destroying antagonists on several occasions, as well as coming to Akane's rescue, frequently.
* {{Pride}}: In relation to strength, attractiveness, skill, manliness, and overall capabilities. See FatalFlaw above and ProudBeauty below.
* ProudBeauty: Apparently Ranma takes pride in his strength, skills and basically being a man, while in female form she takes pride in her beauty. When Tsubasa (Ukyō's suitor) calling Ranma female form "ugly", Ranma retorts by noting that Ukyō's the one who loves her, so she must be less ugly than her.
* RaisedByDudes: Ranma grew up with only his martial arts-obsessed father for guidance.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: After completing the [[IAmNotShazam Kachū Tenshin Amaguriken training]], Ranma devises his own trick based on this trope. While he never [[CallingYourAttacks names it]] in the manga, the anime and video games confused its name with the speed training and it has become more or less adopted in {{Fanon}} as the actual Kachū Tenshin Amaguriken. Further training for the "Parlay du Fois Gras" honed this speed for precision through stuffing an opponent's mouth with food without being seen; and the Umisenken involves a "snake-fist" technique with open-handed spear strikes towards the weak spots of an opponent's back, or stealing things swifter than a normal eye can follow... including floorboards.
* RapidHairGrowth: Ranma once accidentally ate a special rice porridge made from a one-of-a-kind dragon's whisker. The porridge made him grow continuously excessive amounts of hair unless his hair was tied up from the dragon's whisker or when his gender was changed.
* RapunzelHair: He gets this should the Dragon's Whisker he uses to tie his hair gets off of him.
* RealMenCook
* RealMenHateSugar: A subversion; he, in the anime, personally ''loves'' ice cream, but would not be caught DEAD saying he does, much less going to restaurants and ordering them (it's not manly, after all). Fortunately, his "curse" allows him to openly and gleefully order chocolate sundaes with a cherry on top in public; heck he even delights in the fact the young and impressionable clerks will sometimes give him free scoops or even free parfaits!!
* RealMenWearPink: Quite skilled at various domestic habits, particularly cooking, and hates a messy house so much he once forgot about a mission (not to mention the fact he was ''breaking into the flat in question'') to clean someone else's flat. He even started cleaning it up again when the owner returned and promptly made a new mess. Admittedly, a lot of his domestic skills can be presumed to stem from the fact he's been taking care of himself for as long as he could remember. In the anime, he also often wears a pastel orange shirt with a dinky little red bowtie, in a more literal version of the trope.
* SacredFirstKiss: Ranma's first kiss was stolen by the playboy iceskater Mikado Sanzen'in while he was in his female form. Ranma becomes so angry that he cries and gives him 518 punches.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Ranma was trained by his father since infancy. Now, he's a master of several styles of martial arts and one of the strongest fighters in the series. The downside is that he is a social and scholastic '''moron'''; a ChickMagnet incapable of any kind of social discourse save [[YouFightLikeACow sarcastic quipping]], a CunningLinguist who doesn't know ''basic history''. "Musabetsu Kakutō Saotome Ryū" (The Saotome School of {{Combat Pragmatis|t}}m) is actually absurdly simple -- accent on ''absurd''. Its sole method of training is TrainingFromHell -- [[TaughtByExperience by Experience]]. As in, survive stupid suicidal acts '''repeatedly'''. For example, Genma taught him how to fall from buildings without killing himself by throwing him off cliffs. He survived over a decade of this. [[TheSpartanWay Starting at age two.]] Result: The martial arts equivalent of Series/ThePretender.
* ScrewYourself: Nearly happened in the episode where Happosai uses an incense that split his forms. His girl half became a supernatural seductress who spirits Ranma away every night.
* SecondLove: For Akane.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Ranma is aware of the social rules regarding nudity but simply doesn't care if he/she is wearing clothing most of the time in both forms (and can often be seen wearing very little clothing such as only boxer shorts). This is likely because he aggressively thinks of himself as a male, and often simply rejects the concept of female modesty when he turns into his girl form. Also note that she usually does not wear female undergarments unless they serve a purpose.
* SheCleansUpNicely: In the second movie, Ranma has to save the ladies from an Harem/arranged marriage to a prince who just so happens to have a potion which turns anything male. Needless to say, [[http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/ranko/rdress/dress15.jpg Ranma went all out]] to kill two birds with one stone.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Whenever someone mentions he and Akane are engaged, they immediately try to explain that it was their parents choice, not their own choice.
* SheFu: A heavy basis of his fighting style in either form.
* ShipperOnDeck: Actively and successfully set up Ryōga and Akari, attempted to hook up Cologne and Happōsai, willing to help others such as Mousse and his mirror clone, etc. Subverted in a time-travel episode of the anime, where he is the one to speak up the most about the possibility of young Happōsai and young Cologne possibly hooking up, then calls Akane and Shampoo out for trying to make them get together.
* ShowSomeLeg: Not at all above abusing this, especially against Happōsai.
* SleevesAreForWimps: His iconic clothes are short-sleeved or sleeveless Chinese shirts.
* SlippingAMickey: Ranma on occasion has drugged, or attempted to drug, people (for example: tried to add knockout powder to Kunō's food, got Happōsai drunk, used chloroform on Happōsai, etc.). Once, it backfired; in another occasion, the other party did the same thing at the same time to Ranma's drink.
* SlipknotPonytail: His ponytail has come undone very easily during at least one arc.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: When a cursed brooch made Shampoo despise Ranma, rather than being grateful that one of the most troublesome angles on his LoveDodecahedron had fixed itself neatly, he took a massive blow to his ego and set out to ''win her back'', just so he could feel manly.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The Japanese anime credits write male Ranma's name in kanji (乱馬) and female Ranma's name in hiragana (らんま).
* SpiderSense: Like most of the major characters in the series, Ranma possesses some degree of precognition that warns him of danger.
* StayInTheKitchen: To Akane. Whether this is because he feels she would just get in his way (as he claims, vociferously) or because her relatively lower abilities (compared to the rest of the cast) make him sincerely worried about her is up for debate.
* StealthHiBye: The manga version enjoys doing this, particularly to Akane, but has done it to others as well. The anime version gets a few cases of it in as well.
* StoryBreakerPower: His Hiryū Shōten Ha technique can pretty much defeat anyone, no matter how powerful they are. Justified in that it uses an opponent's strenght against them.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Female Ranma, color of hair and eyes aside, is almost identical to her mother.
* SuperStrength: Countless examples from Ranma lifting up boulders, smashing through walls, and cracking the ground with his fists. This even carries on to his female form, where early in the series she supported Ryōga on her head while Ryōga pulled two artificial icebergs out of the water to crush Mikado Sanzen'in between them in mid-air, and then threw at least one of them in a swift movement. Female form Ranma was also able to use Ryōga's heavy combat umbrella, which a regular person can't even budge with two hands, with apparent ease, for example being able to effortlessly leap from the ground to a treetop while carrying it. The most reliable gauge may be when female Ranma picked up a boulder that was several times her size and effortlessly swam with it swiftly enough to ram it into the mouth of the {{Orochi}} of Ryūgenzawa in order to stop it from eating Akane, despite it having carried her off several seconds/panels before. WordOfGod states that his female form is weaker.
* SuperSpeed: Even from the series' beginning, he demonstrated this ability, tapping an insulting translation of Kunō's name onto Kunō's forehead without anyone noticing. Then, when Kunō and Ranma had their real fight, he managed to kick every single vulnerable point on Kunō's torso while making it look like he merely swept his leg up from the ground to above Kunō's head. A bit later on, he hit Mikado Sanzen'in over 500 times in less than 5 seconds. All of this ''before'' he learned any speed-boosting techniques, after which he became even faster and more precise -- he was able to hit Ryōga a few hundred times so swiftly that it looked like a single strike, dispose of food so rapidly that viewers couldn't see it in the Chardin arc and, in one anime filler OAV, and learned to run so quickly he could briefly speed across water without falling in. He can basically move at around 2-4 times the speed of sound, but not run that swiftly.
* SuperToughness: Bordering on NighInvulnerable levels sometimes, although Ryōga is emphasized as being considerably tougher than him after learning the Bakusai Tenketsu.
* SuperWeight: Level 3.
* SupremeChef: Anime Only. When Ranma suffers a blow to the head and fully embraces her femininty, she can outcook Kasumi, as noted by Genma, Toun, and Happōsai!
* SweetTooth: In the anime, he is shown to ''adore'' ice cream, but is so afraid of looking unmanly that he always goes into girl form when he goes to buy some. The fact he can get more for less by playing on his female form's looks is all the more reason for him to shift shapes.
* TheTease
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Female Ranma gains a few distinctive traits aside from the anime's red hair, most notably the "glint" or shine to her hair (unmistakeable in the manga, more subtle in the anime,) long and noticeable eyelashes, and, also unique to the anime version, blue eyeshadow and freckles on the bridge of her nose.
* ThouShaltNotKill: He has been shown to avoid using lethal force in combat even if they show no such compunctions -- such as Mousse regularly using blades and lethal weaponry against him. Most telling of all is the incident with Herb: despite the Chinese prince attempting to murder Ranma several times, in and out of combat, Ranma went as far as saving his life. However, he has his limits: when Akane's life is threatened by Saffron, Ranma uses an enchanted AbsurdlySharpBlade of his own to let loose attacks that would have killed almost anyone else.
* ThroughHisStomach: He loves food, the girls around him know that, and so they are frequently trying to use food to get some attention from him. It actually doesn't work quite as often as you might think, even when it's not Akane who's trying it.
* {{Tomboy}}: As a girl. Justified, since Ranma's a guy to begin with.
* TransgenderFetishization: Ranma is often made to wear very appealing outfits when he's in his girl form. Even the covers and SideStoryBonusArt will put his girl form in sexy clothes.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Prefers to [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame fight upfront in tests of martial skill]], but if he's at a disadvantage (regardless if his opponent fights without trickery as a raw test of ability) Ranma only follows regulations if explicitly stated before the match, and frequently uses distractions, cheap shots, taunting, ambushes, or strategy to exploit weak spots. Most likely to use HeyCatch, LookBehindYou, LoopholeAbuse, TalkToTheFist and TrashTalk, specifically, though has used other ones on occasion such as the memorable use of Ryōga/P-chan as both HumanShield and flail. An entire story called "The Unmanliest" was devoted to showing that both he and Mousse will stoop to using lots of dirty tricks if motivated. Well he ''is'' the effective heir to the "Saotome School of Anything-Goes Martial Arts".
* UnconsciousObjector: Taken to silly levels (like everything else in the series). Ranma ''cannot'' be struck in his/her sleep, instinctively dodging and ducking attacks.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Sort of fits for this trope; after becoming a GenderBender, Ranma is regularly considered one of the best-looking girls in the series when in female form, while before that and when in male form is considered handsome enough to pass as a SpearCounterpart for the titular "hot daughter" of the trope. Genma, meanwhile, isn't exactly good-looking -- and turning into a panda doesn't improve his looks in the slightest (a female panda proclaimed he is "fat, old and ugly" even by panda standards).
* {{Ventriloquism}}: Possibly used a few times in the manga, when hiding behind someone else, although when these situations have been rendered in anime format it's not displayed as modulating voice projection, but rather as plot-induced IdiotBall.
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Ryōga eventually evolve into this.
* WallCrawl: Scrambling up walls, poles and other sheer surfaces is a frequent habit of his, either to escape or gain a height advantage.
* WeakButSkilled: Comparatively speaking. Ranma is actually pretty powerful, but tends to use a combination of skill speed, strategy, and power to win a fight. In battles against opponents that are clearly displayed to have more raw offensive power than himself, such as the {{Orochi}}, Happōsai, Saffron, Rouge, or even Herb, Ryōga, and Ryū Kumon, he has either won or obtained his objective because of his quick thinking, trickery, [[AttackItsWeakPoint using exploitable weak spots]], powerful weaponry, etc., rather than by matching them outright. There was also the episode where Happōsai took away his strength, making him weak as a baby, therefore preventing him from effectively fighting back. Cologne comes to his rescue and teaches him the Hiryū Shōten Ha, which draws strength from the enemy rather than the user to be powerful. He was able to defeat Happōsai, Kunō, Mousse, and the principal with the move despite being strengthless.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Gender switched; with all of the distrust, bickering and outbursts of random physical abuse, there are times it's hard to see exactly ''why'' Ranma really is attracted to Akane. Of course, Ranma himself is hardly an innocent angel in the whole matter, but still, the BelligerentSexualTension has so much emphasis on the belligerence that it's a little hard to understand where the sexual tension is coming from for some fans.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Ranma isn't afraid of anything, except cats.
* WigDressAccent: Frequently puts on a disguise to better [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate]] people. However, in canon said "disguises" literally almost always only consist of simply changing her clothes, and otherwise look exactly the same. As this is a comedy series this is explicitly used as a RunningGag in that no matter how ridiculously ''bad'' the disguises almost consistently are, Ryōga will be tricked. For example, in the "waterproof soap" story Ryōga recognises Ranma and Shampoo, but when they instantly change into swimsuits he doesn't. When informed who they are he says "[[{{LampShade}} so, your ingenious disguises fooled]] even ''me''. To Ranma's surprise this doesn't work on any of her schoolmates in the Tsubasa story, but the female form in itself can be useful against people who have never seen it before, such as Principal Kunō, even with just a swimsuit, or a dress and P-chan be enough to make tranced Happōsai see a mother and her baby. Even Akane manages to see through the by-far most ambitious disguise Ranma ever donned -- a wig, glasses, make-up, and big dress, with the only time she is fooled being because Ryōga has just been fooled into thinking he is his ''non-existant'' sister.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With his three suitors, focusing on Akane.
* WithMyHandsTied:
** Kodachi tries to hinder female Ranma's agility by shackling her to P-chan. It backfires spectacularly since it provides Ranma with a piggy-shaped flail.
** Near the end of the manga, Ranma's hands and arms are held in place and encased in nigh-indestructible crystal, product of Saffron's metamorphosis. He is still able to fight almost to his full abilities, even wielding the spear-like Gekkaja with his toes and cut a giant Phoenix statue's neck in half that way.
* WowingCthulhu: During the Saffron Arc, Ranma manages to wow [[PhysicalGod Saffron]] twice. First by mastering the [[LegendaryWeapon Kinjakan]], which was previously believed only Saffron could successfully wield. A second time after Ranma manages to survive Saffron's [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Entire Empire Instant Annihilation Shot]] which no mortal should survive, by freezing himself with the Gekkaja.
* WorthyOpponent: Views most of his rivals as this, the exception being Happosai.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Subverted; [[WouldHitAGirl he has no problems with fighting girls]], and while slightly more likely to go after them as a girl himself (to avoid looking bad), won't hesitate to take them on as a guy if he deems the situation calls for it. Basically, he has stated that he strongly ''dislikes'' hitting them, and, if he has enough of an advantage, will usually try to incapacitate them without causing any damage, but if he/she clearly does not, the situation is too dangerous, or (as with Konatsu) it is proven that holding back in this way will simply cause him to lose, he stops being chivalrous/considerate. He also has no qualms about wanting to hit Cologne when she first appeared. He also smacks Kodachi in the head using P-Chan as a weapon.
* YoureNotMyType:
-->'''Ranma:''' (''to Akane'') You don't have to worry about me trying anything, because you're not even my type.
* ZanyScheme: Perpetrator of many. [[BlatantLies By extremely random happenstance]], these ploys frequently necessitate crossdressing.
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[[folder: Akane Tendō (天道 あかね)]]
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-> Voiced by: Creator/NorikoHidaka (JP), Myriam Sirois (EN), Creator/RossyAguirre (LA, TV series), Creator/PatriciaAcevedo (LA, OVAS and Movies), Amal Saad Al-Deen (AR)

A sixteen-year-old OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (or at least the closest you'll get in this series), Akane Tendō is a generally pleasant, friendly girl who can be helpful and self-sacrificing [[EasilyForgiven even to her rivals]]. However, she's also hot-tempered, very insecure, finds the ArrangedMarriage situation very [[BelligerentSexualTension awkward]] and is notoriously stubborn, which means there are times she's come off as having a HairTriggerTemper toward Ranma Saotome. In general, though, they do get on well enough (although Ranma recurrently mocks her most sensitive spots, and Akane sometimes gives as good as she gets), she frequently helps him out or cheers for him, and is just as willing to make heroic sacrifices for him as he is for her. And despite her frequent [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend denials]] she is [[ClingyJealousGirl extremely possessive and jealous when it comes to Ranma]] and easily angers when she finds him in the arms of his other fiancés.

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* MaleMightFemaleFinesse: Embodied in the same person. While his male half is still pretty fast, his female form allows him even greater speed and agility, but at the cost of being smaller and weaker than his male form.
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* OneManArmy: Ranma is no stranger to mowing through numerous enemies at once. Even when he is weakened during the Moxubustion Arc, he still managed to hold his own using the Hiryū Shōten Ha technique.


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* PersonOfMassDestruction: Not to the extent of Ryoga, but Ranma can cause immense destruction if he chooses to. His [[BlowYouAway Hiryū Shōten Ha]] being the most notable example, capable of summoning a destructive tornado.


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* OneManArmy: Has taken on all of the [[FanNickname Nerima Wrecking Crew]] on more than one occasion.


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* PersonOfMassDestruction: His BattleAura reaches skyscraper heights, and is near unparalleled in power. There's also his Happo Fire Burst which can effortlessly sweep through powerful opponents.
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* {{Badass}}: Every time he's involved in a fight.



* {{Badass}}: One of the few characters in the series that can compete with Ranma on equal footing.



* {{Badass}}: Like him or hate him, he's one of the biggest badasses in the series.
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* {{Hypocrite}}: He goes on about how Ranma has no honor, yet he makes surprise attacks on him. Not to mention Ryoga uses his curse to sleep with an ''engaged girl''.
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* TheBully: To Ryōga at times, and Gosunkugi (accidentally).

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* ScrewYourself: Nearly happened in the episode where Happosai uses an incense that split his forms. His girl half became a supernatural seductress who spirits Ranma away every night.
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: A somewhat justified example. Whenever Ranma is doused and changes, his female form is notably more petit, feet included meaning his male-sized shoes now become too big. He usually just chucks them off at that point if it can be helped. In the anime, he's [[FeetFirstIntroduction introduced]] this way even, running barefoot through a street in a rainstorm.


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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Akane is in her gi almost always, leaving her barefoot almost always. What's notable here is that even in a household with two masters who ''only'' wear their dougis, they at least wear wooden sandals when outside whereas she's ''always'' barefoot (even skateboarding!). While rare, she will at times venture outside barefoot even in casual clothes.
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* LoveYouAndEverybody: To Ryōga.

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* LoveYouAndEverybody: To Ryōga.She once told Ryōga she loves him, briefly sending him soaring over the clouds... until she made clear she meant it as a friend, which sent him straight to Hell.



* {{Nosebleed}}: Unlike Ranma, he has no resistance when it comes to the sight of barely clothed or unclothed female flesh, resulting in nosebleeds so strong that they can leave him in what is practically a miniature coma. He's fainted outright upon being cuddled to the bosom of an underwear-clad Akane in P-chan form, and in his first meeting with Ukyō, the sight of her {{sarahashi}}-clad breasts is so shocking it gives Ranma the opening to knock him out.

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* {{Nosebleed}}: Unlike Ranma, he has no resistance when it comes to the sight of barely clothed or unclothed female flesh, resulting in nosebleeds so strong that they can leave him in what is practically a miniature coma. He's fainted outright upon being cuddled to the bosom of an underwear-clad Akane in P-chan form, and in his first meeting with Ukyō, the sight of her {{sarahashi}}-clad {{sarashi}}-clad breasts is so shocking it gives Ranma the opening to knock him out.
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* {{Buttmonkey}}: Is the character most seen gushing tears comedically.

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