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* NoNonsenseNemesis: "Obstacles are for killing", if she can get away with it. Most notably, when Nabiki briefly became Ranma's fiancee Ukyo and Kodachi were quickly suckered into trying to buy it, but when she arrived Shampoo went straight for the attempted murder because that way it was free (something Ukyo and Kodachi subscribed to once she spelled it out).
1st Aug '16 10:29:06 AM CRE040295
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->Voiced by: Creator/ToshihikoSeki (JP), Creator/BradSwaile (EN), José Antonio Macías (LA, TV series), Daniel Abundis (LA, episode 26), Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis (LA, OVAS and Movies)

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->Voiced by: Creator/ToshihikoSeki (JP), Creator/BradSwaile (EN), José Antonio Macías (LA, TV series), Daniel Abundis (LA, episode 26), Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis (LA, OVAS and Movies)
Movies), Rafet Bazo (AR)
1st Aug '16 8:47:22 AM CRE040295
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->Voiced by: Creator/ReiSakuma (JP), Creator/CathyWeseluck (EN), Creator/AraceliDeLeon (LA, TV series), Monica Villaseñor (LA, Movies), Isabel Martiñon (LA, OVAS)

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->Voiced by: Creator/ReiSakuma (JP), Creator/CathyWeseluck (EN), Creator/AraceliDeLeon (LA, TV series), Monica Villaseñor (LA, Movies), Isabel Martiñon (LA, OVAS)
OVAS), Samar Kokash (AR)



->Voiced by: Creator/MiyokoAso (JP), Creator/YukoKobayashi (JP, young), Elan Ross Gibson (EN), Magda Giner (LA)

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->Voiced by: Creator/MiyokoAso (JP), Creator/YukoKobayashi (JP, young), Elan Ross Gibson (EN), Magda Giner (LA)
(LA), Anjy Al-Yousif (AR)
19th Jul '16 9:05:36 AM Kalaong
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* ShoutOut: Shampoo is generally considered to be a homage to [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Lum]] -- the anime was even going to give her green hair and light blue eyes originally, as can be seen in the season one opening credits. For a MythologyGag, she's seen from behind jogging through a scene wearing Lum's trademark outfit in one episode of ''Anime/InuYasha''.

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* ShoutOut: Shampoo is generally considered to be a homage to [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Lum]] -- the anime was even going to give her green hair and light blue eyes originally, as can be seen in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3O5-s8a4i0 season one opening credits. credits.]] For a MythologyGag, she's seen from behind jogging through a scene wearing Lum's trademark outfit in one episode of ''Anime/InuYasha''.



* ThereWasADoor: In the manga, almost never uses a door if she can make a dramatic entrance through a solid wall instead. Even in the anime, she's still the one most likely to do this.

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* ThereWasADoor: In the manga, almost never uses a door if she can make a dramatic entrance through a solid wall instead. Even in the anime, she's still the one most likely to do this. Notably, she was [[http://www.mangareader.net/ranma-12/11/137 once]] given a hypnotic suggestion]] to "[[ExactWords go home peacefully]]" and she ''still'' smashed through the Tendo's courtyard wall.
3rd Jul '16 12:52:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Serves as this when she does team up with the main characters.
24th Mar '16 2:15:33 PM StFan
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->Voiced by: Creator/ReiSakuma (JP), Creator/CathyWeseluck (EN), Creator/AraceliDeLeon (LA, TV series), Monica Villaseñor (LA, Movies), Isabel Martiñon (LA, OVAS)

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->Voiced by: Creator/ReiSakuma (JP), Creator/CathyWeseluck (EN), Creator/AraceliDeLeon (LA, TV series), Monica Villaseñor (LA, Movies), Isabel Martiñon (LA, OVAS)



* BadassAdorable: Shampoo is cute and a fighter. She even attacked the Jusenkyo Enforcer while she was in cat form to stop him from repeatedly drowning Ranma.

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* BadassAdorable: Shampoo is cute and a fighter. She even attacked the Jusenkyo Jusenkyō Enforcer while she was in cat form to stop him from repeatedly drowning Ranma.



** She also attacked the Jusenkyo Enforcer when he was repeatedly dunking Ranma into water, despite the fact she was in cat form at the time.

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** She also attacked the Jusenkyo Jusenkyō Enforcer when he was repeatedly dunking Ranma into water, despite the fact she was in cat form at the time.



* TheBully: She's the girl who most frequently announces her intention to kill, and makes explicit overtures at it, even if she does always call it off before actually hurting somebody or has it interrupted.
** Her relationship with Pink and Link in the manga is probably more of a CycleOfVengeance that the twins started[[note]]Pink poisoned Shampoo ForTheEvulz when they were kids, Shampoo then beat Link up after being cured because she thought Link was Pink, the twins jumped Shampoo for revenge the next time and they've been fighting ever since[[/note]], but the way Shampoo phrases it makes ''her'' sound like the bad girl, since she says she "beats them up whenever she meets them", without explicitly saying whether this is just because of that first meeting or if it's because they keep attacking her to try and avenge their previous losses. Admittedly, given Pink and Link appear because they're seeking Shampoo out to fight her again, it's more likely that it's a Ranma/Ryoga style rivalry.

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* TheBully: She's the girl who most frequently announces her intention to kill, and makes explicit overtures at it, even if she does always call it off before actually hurting somebody or has it interrupted. \n** Her relationship with Pink and Link in the manga is probably more of a CycleOfVengeance that the twins started[[note]]Pink poisoned Shampoo ForTheEvulz when they were kids, Shampoo then beat Link up after being cured because she thought Link was Pink, the twins jumped Shampoo for revenge the next time and they've been fighting ever since[[/note]], but the way Shampoo phrases it makes ''her'' sound like the bad girl, since she says she "beats them up whenever she meets them", without explicitly saying whether this is just because of that first meeting or if it's because they keep attacking her to try and avenge their previous losses. Admittedly, given Pink and Link appear because they're seeking Shampoo out to fight her again, it's more likely that it's a Ranma/Ryoga Ranma/Ryōga style rivalry.



* CarryABigStick[=/=]DropTheHammer: Her main weapons are chui, hammer or mace-like weapons that are basically basketball sized spheres of solid steel on the ends of short staves.

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* CarryABigStick[=/=]DropTheHammer: CarryABigStick: Her main weapons are chui, hammer or mace-like weapons that are basically basketball sized basketball-sized spheres of solid steel on the ends of short staves.



* DistressedDamsel: With the Baku-Neko.

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* DistressedDamsel: With the Baku-Neko.BakeNeko.



* {{Expy}}: Of Lum from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' in terms of appearance (including a planned but dropped color-scheme - see below), nature as an exotic and affectionate yet violently possessive girl, FunnyForeigner InUniverse status (Chinese Amazon compared to AncientAstronauts {{Yokai}}), and her AccidentalMarriage to the main character.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: She is this for the adolescents of the cast. She is the only one of Ranma's fiances that he actually does want gone but he keeps her interested because of his male pride rather than his own feelings for her. The other females aren't exactly that fond of her either and of the males only Mousse wants to be around her. A lot of this can be tracked to the fact that while the rest are at worst JerkWithAHeartOfGold she more often veers into straight up {{Jerkass}} territory, especially with how callous she is towards Mousse.

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* {{Expy}}: Of Lum from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' in terms of appearance (including a planned but dropped color-scheme - -- see below), nature as an exotic and affectionate yet violently possessive girl, FunnyForeigner InUniverse status (Chinese Amazon compared to AncientAstronauts {{Yokai}}), and her AccidentalMarriage to the main character.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: She is this for the adolescents of the cast. She is the only one of Ranma's fiances fiancées that he actually does want gone but he keeps her interested because of his male pride rather than his own feelings for her. The other females aren't exactly that fond of her either and of the males only Mousse wants to be around her. A lot of this can be tracked to the fact that while the rest are at worst JerkWithAHeartOfGold she more often veers into straight up {{Jerkass}} territory, especially with how callous she is towards Mousse.



* GenkiGirl: Of all the Ranma fiancées, she is the most active and energetic.

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* GenkiGirl: Of all the Ranma fiancées, she is the most active and energetic.



* IdenticalGranddaughter: In her younger years Cologne resembled Shampoo.
* LeavingYouToFindMyself: Shampoo became heartbroken when she found out Ranma and Ranma-chan are one in the same person, the former she wants to marry and the latter she is out to kill. She was about to kill Ranma-chan, but didn't have the heart to follow through and instead retreated back to China in disgrace. After receiving her Jusenkyo curse, she returns and rekindles her love for Ranma now that she knows the girl form of Ranma is a Jusenkyo curse as well.
* MsFanservice: Perhaps even more worthy of the title then Ranma, given that while she does end up naked less often, she's much more likely to be deliberately trying to be sexy when she is naked. Not to mention lacking the whole potential {{Squick}} factor of being a GenderBender.
** Also, there's [[FetishFuel that high-slit cheongsam she often wears, and the fact she doesn't care about being naked]].

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* IdenticalGranddaughter: In her younger years Cologne resembled ressembled Shampoo.
* LeavingYouToFindMyself: Shampoo became becomes heartbroken when she found finds out Ranma Ranma-kun and Ranma-chan are one in the same person, the former she wants to marry and the latter she is out to kill. She was is about to kill Ranma-chan, but didn't doesn't have the heart to follow through and instead retreated retreats back to China in disgrace. After receiving her Jusenkyo Jusenkyō curse, she returns and rekindles her love for Ranma now that she knows the girl form of Ranma is a Jusenkyo Jusenkyō curse as well.
well.
* MsFanservice: Perhaps even more worthy of the title then than Ranma, given that while she does end up naked less often, she's much more likely to be deliberately trying to be sexy when she is naked. Not to mention lacking the whole potential {{Squick}} factor of being a GenderBender.
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GenderBender. Also, there's [[FetishFuel that high-slit cheongsam she often wears, and the fact she doesn't care about being naked]].



* PetTheDog: When Cologne captures Ryoga-in-piglet form at the start of the Bakusai Tenketsu story arc, Shampoo thinks that the pig looks familiar, recognizes it as being Akane's pet, and promptly runs into the kitchen to try and stop Cologne from making it into today's special. Keep in mind, up until the moment when Ryoga leaps naked out of the pot, Shampoo has no idea that this is anything more than an ordinary pig that just happens to be Akane's pet. Also, Shampoo and Akane haven't the best of relationships, so that she doesn't do the petty thing and let Akane's pet be made into dinner is more impressive.

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* PetTheDog: When Cologne captures Ryoga-in-piglet Ryōga-in-piglet form at the start of the Bakusai Tenketsu story arc, Shampoo thinks that the pig looks familiar, recognizes it as being Akane's pet, and promptly runs into the kitchen to try and stop Cologne from making it into today's special. Keep in mind, up until the moment when Ryoga Ryōga leaps naked out of the pot, Shampoo has no idea that this is anything more than an ordinary pig that just happens to be Akane's pet. Also, Shampoo and Akane haven't the best of relationships, so that she doesn't do the petty thing and let Akane's pet be made into dinner is more impressive.



* ScarilyCompetentTracker: She chased two strangers across China, over the ocean, and into the heart of Japan, while barely speaking their language or the language of the second country. ''And'' she had no idea that her quarry were shape-changers, which meant she could only follow information based on sightings of their alternative forms.
** On the other hand, she was basically chasing down a buxom, foreign, HotBlooded girl (who is often soaking wet) that doesn't speak the local language and a giant Panda that acts like a human and has martial arts skills. One would imagine that they tend to leave an impression, and if their general behavior is anything to go by, Ranma and Genma don't really bother trying to hide their tracks once the immediate danger has passed by (she never actually manages to find Ranma once she starts actively hiding after running into her... even after running into her in an enclosed room while the latter was still recovering from her injuries after the battle against the Golden Pair).

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* ScarilyCompetentTracker: She chased two strangers across China, over the ocean, and into the heart of Japan, while barely speaking their language or the language of the second country. ''And'' she had no idea that her quarry were shape-changers, which meant she could only follow information based on sightings of their alternative forms.
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forms. On the other hand, she was basically chasing down a buxom, foreign, HotBlooded girl (who is often soaking wet) that doesn't speak the local language and a giant Panda that acts like a human and has martial arts skills. One would imagine that they tend to leave an impression, and if their general behavior is anything to go by, Ranma and Genma don't really bother trying to hide their tracks once the immediate danger has passed by (she never actually manages to find Ranma once she starts actively hiding after running into her... even after running into her in an enclosed room while the latter was still recovering from her injuries after the battle against the Golden Pair).



* ShoutOut: Shampoo is generally considered to be a homage to [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Lum]] -- the anime was even going to give her green hair and light blue eyes originally, as can be seen in the season one opening credits. For a MythologyGag, she's seen from behind jogging through a scene wearing Lum's trademark outfit in one episode of ''Anime/{{InuYasha}}''.

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* ShoutOut: Shampoo is generally considered to be a homage to [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Lum]] -- the anime was even going to give her green hair and light blue eyes originally, as can be seen in the season one opening credits. For a MythologyGag, she's seen from behind jogging through a scene wearing Lum's trademark outfit in one episode of ''Anime/{{InuYasha}}''.''Anime/InuYasha''.



* [[spoiler:SuicidePact: In the final arc of the series she tries to pull one with Ranma using Akane as a hostage. Granted, she was brainwashed, but still ]]

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* [[spoiler:SuicidePact: In SuicidePact: [[spoiler:In the final arc of the series she tries to pull one with Ranma using Akane as a hostage. Granted, she was brainwashed, but still still...]]



** The 56 seconds is still pretty damn impressive considering that the pressure point attack in question required ''washing and shampooing Akane's hair'' in that time.
* SuperStrength: In the Super Soba story Shampoo is explicitly shown as stronger than regular Akane, as she topples over her rival after a brief arm-wrestling competition. She also routinely effortlessly plows through wood, concrete and steel as though it was wet cardboard.

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** The 56 seconds is still pretty damn impressive considering that the pressure point attack in question required ''washing and shampooing Akane's hair'' in that time.
* SuperStrength: In the Super Soba story Shampoo is explicitly shown as stronger than regular Akane, as she topples over her rival after a brief arm-wrestling competition. She also routinely effortlessly plows through wood, concrete and steel as though it was is wet cardboard.



* TrueLovesKiss: This is what's to break the curse placed on her by Baku Neko, and ONLY Ranma can do it. It's doubtful if Mousse did it, it would not work anyway since Shampoo doesn't love him that way.
* {{Tsundere}}: Shows shades of this towards Mousse during the very rare moments in that she shows some sympathy for him, particularly in the anime specials. It can be noted that she beat up Mousse like usual while she was wearing a cursed brooch that made her hate those she loves. Cologne even commented that "It seems as if Shampoo does not hate you as much as before".

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* TrueLovesKiss: This is what's to break the curse placed on her by Baku Neko, Bakeneko, and ONLY Ranma can do it. It's doubtful if Mousse did it, it would not work anyway since Shampoo doesn't love him that way.
* {{Tsundere}}: Shows shades of this towards Mousse during the very rare moments in that she shows some sympathy for him, particularly in the anime specials. It can be noted that she beat up Mousse like usual while she was is wearing a cursed brooch that made her hate those she loves. Cologne even commented that "It seems as if Shampoo does not hate you as much as before".



* YouNoTakeCandle: In the dub, which ends up giving her HulkSpeak.
** She speaks simplistic/broken Japanese, too, which fits the Japanese stereotype of a Chinese person trying to speak their language.
** She is not the only Chinese character in the series to do this. In fact, pretty much every Chinese character except Cologne and Mousse speaks this way (and judging by the flashback episode, Cologne used to).
** The Mexican Spanish dub avoids this ''really hard'' and she use childish speak instead, mixed with some Chinese words, but without exaggerating this.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: In the dub, which ends up giving her HulkSpeak.
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HulkSpeak. She speaks simplistic/broken Japanese, too, which fits the Japanese stereotype of a Chinese person trying to speak their language.
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language. She is not the only Chinese character in the series to do this. In fact, pretty much every Chinese character except Cologne and Mousse speaks this way (and judging by the flashback episode, Cologne used to).
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to). The Mexican Spanish dub avoids this ''really hard'' and she use childish speak instead, mixed with some Chinese words, but without exaggerating this.



[[folder: Cologne (Jpn: コロン Chi: 可崘)]]

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[[folder: Cologne [[folder:Cologne (Jpn: コロン Chi: 可崘)]]



* BlowYouAway: She was the one who taught Ranma the ''Hiryu Shoten Ha'' tornado technique after all.

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* BlowYouAway: She was the one who taught Ranma the ''Hiryu Shoten Ha'' "Hiryū Shōten Ha" tornado technique after all.



* DoppelgangerSpin: In the anime, has a technique called "Splitting Cat Hairs" where she multiplies into 18 clones of herself.



* MesACrowd: In the anime, has a technique called "Splitting Cat Hairs" where she multiplies into 18 clones of herself.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: A 'typical' example, going from a Shampoo-like Amazon in her teens to a wrinkly she-gnome with long hair by the time of the series.
* [[MrExposition Mrs. Exposition]]: Will typically sit down and explain lore related to Jusenkyo, ancient Chinese tribes, and magical devices.
* NeverMessWithGranny: This "little old lady" can kick the ass of just about any of the main characters in the series when she feels inclined. She can even toss Pantyhose Taro's monster form around like it was nothing.

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* MesACrowd: In the anime, has a technique called "Splitting Cat Hairs" where she multiplies into 18 clones of herself.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: A 'typical' "typical" example, going from a Shampoo-like Amazon in her teens to a wrinkly she-gnome with long hair by the time of the series.
* [[MrExposition Mrs. Exposition]]: Will typically sit down and explain lore related to Jusenkyo, Jusenkyō, ancient Chinese tribes, and magical devices.
* NeverMessWithGranny: This "little old lady" can kick the ass of just about any of the main characters in the series when she feels inclined. She can even toss Pantyhose Taro's Tarō's monster form around like it was is nothing.



* PressurePoint: She is a master of this, able to make a person sensitive to high temperatures, or fall asleep. She also taught Ryoga the Bakusai Tenketsu tehcnique.
* RapunzelHair

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* PressurePoint: She is a master of this, able to make a person sensitive to high temperatures, or fall asleep. She also taught Ryoga Ryōga the Bakusai Tenketsu tehcnique.
* RapunzelHairRapunzelHair: Her hair is much longer than she is tall (then again, she's rather small).



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In the anime, a time-travel episode shows the young Cologne as having very dark blue hair and green eyes.[[/folder]]

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In the anime, a time-travel episode shows the young Cologne as having very dark blue hair and green eyes.eyes.
[[/folder]]



->Voiced by: Creator/ToshihikoSeki (JP), Creator/BradSwaile (EN), José Antonio Macías (LA, TV series), Daniel Abundis (LA, episode 26), Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis (LA, OVAS and Movies)

Shampoo's "stupid friend from childhood", Mousse is head-over-heels for her and chases after her madly in a desperate attempt to win her love, either by kissing her feet or by proving his prowess by defeating the man she wants to marry. Though his relationship with Ranma is much more bitter and hostile then, say, Ryoga's, Mousse does eventually come to something of an understanding with him, and stops actually attempting to kill him -- though not enough to make him stop blaming Ranma for "keeping Shampoo from him". While she doesn't seem to outright hate him, she certainly doesn't seem to have any romantic interest in him, to the extent that even saving her from mind control (giving up a chance to make her his literal love slave in the process) didn't earn him so much as a "thank you," and she had to be tricked into helping save his life.

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->Voiced by: Creator/ToshihikoSeki (JP), Creator/BradSwaile (EN), José Antonio Macías (LA, TV series), Daniel Abundis (LA, episode 26), Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis (LA, OVAS and Movies)

Shampoo's "stupid friend from childhood", Mousse is head-over-heels for her and chases after her madly in a desperate attempt to win her love, either by kissing her feet or by proving his prowess by defeating the man she wants to marry. Though his relationship with Ranma is much more bitter and hostile then, than, say, Ryoga's, Ryōga's, Mousse does eventually come to something of an understanding with him, and stops actually attempting to kill him -- though not enough to make him stop blaming Ranma for "keeping Shampoo from him". While she doesn't seem to outright hate him, she certainly doesn't seem to have any romantic interest in him, to the extent that even saving her from mind control (giving up a chance to make her his literal love slave in the process) didn't earn him so much as a "thank you," and she had to be tricked into helping save his life.



* AboveTheInfluence: [[spoiler:In the final arc of the series when Shampoo emerges from an egg that will make her obey the first person she sees without question Mousse has the perfect opportunity to make himself her master and win her love. Instead he holds up a mirror making Shampoo see herself and restoring her free will, and she immediately goes back to chasing Ranma. Afterward he says it was probably the stupidest thing he'd ever done, but in the moment that ''mattered'', he didn't think so. ]]

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* AboveTheInfluence: [[spoiler:In the final arc of the series when Shampoo emerges from an egg that will make her obey the first person she sees without question Mousse has the perfect opportunity to make himself her master and win her love. Instead he holds up a mirror making Shampoo see herself and restoring her free will, and she immediately goes back to chasing Ranma. Afterward he says it was probably the stupidest thing he'd ever done, but in the moment that ''mattered'', he didn't think so. ]]



* TheBully: Was perfectly willing to join an assault on a weakened Ranma, to ambush and kidnap Akane for the sake of luring Ranma to him, to threaten to afflict Akane with a Jusenkyo curse for added "incentive", to cheat in the name of victory, and to [[LoveMakesYouEvil kill for expediency]]. He also instinctively banged together the heads of the youthenized Ryoga and Ranma when he realised they looked like his rivals, although he immediately felt bad about it afterwards.

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* TheBully: Was Is perfectly willing to join an assault on a weakened Ranma, to ambush and kidnap Akane for the sake of luring Ranma to him, to threaten to afflict Akane with a Jusenkyo Jusenkyō curse for added "incentive", to cheat in the name of victory, and to [[LoveMakesYouEvil kill for expediency]]. He also instinctively banged together the heads of the youthenized Ryoga Ryōga and Ranma when he realised they looked like his rivals, although he immediately felt bad about it afterwards.



* HimeCut
* HyperspaceArsenal ''and'' ImprobableWeaponUser: Duck potty, yo-yos, cup-and-balls, gauntlets on ropes, multiple swords (the first NonSerialMovie has him create "wings" by sprouting about six or seven broadswords from each sleeve)... the sheer amount of crap he can conceal and actually use relatively effectively, with or without modifications, is truly amazing.
** Lampshaded in a Filler episode where he's able to pull out a bomb far larger than he is from his person. Handwaved away as he states how he couldn't be a master at concealed weaponry if he couldn't.

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* HimeCut
* HyperspaceArsenal ''and'' ImprobableWeaponUser: Duck potty, yo-yos, cup-and-balls, gauntlets on ropes, multiple swords (the first NonSerialMovie has him create "wings" by sprouting about six or seven broadswords from each sleeve)... the sheer amount of crap he can conceal and actually use relatively effectively, with or without modifications, is truly amazing.
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amazing. Lampshaded in a Filler episode where he's able to pull out a bomb far larger than he is from his person. Handwaved away as he states how he couldn't be a master at concealed weaponry if he couldn't.



* NerdGlasses: He actually ''prefers'' to be BlindWithoutEm because of how they make him look goofy.

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* NerdGlasses: OpaqueNerdGlasses: He actually ''prefers'' to be BlindWithoutEm because of how they make him look goofy.



* SuperSpeed: Fast enough to be in the same general league as Ranma and Ryoga, but they are shown as able to avoid most of his attacks by exerting themselves. Sometimes considered by {{fanon}} to be the fastest of the three, as he was pitted against Mint, the fastest of the Musk Dynasty warriors.

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* SuperSpeed: Fast enough to be in the same general league as Ranma and Ryoga, Ryōga, but they are shown as able to avoid most of his attacks by exerting themselves. Sometimes considered by {{fanon}} to be the fastest of the three, as he was pitted against Mint, the fastest of the Musk Dynasty warriors.



[[folder: Pantyhose Taro (パンスト太郎)]]

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[[folder: Pantyhose Taro Tarō (パンスト太郎)]]



The only recurring villain of the series outside of the main cast, who appears in three stories, Pantyhose Taro was named by Happosai (as if you couldn't guess) and unintentionally baptized by him in the "Spring of Drowned Ox-Riding, Crane & Eel-Carrying, Yeti". As his cursed form is a powerful monster, as opposed to a girl or a small animal, Pantyhose Taro has no problems with his Jusenkyo form (it also helps that he has lived with it from the moment he was born,) but hates Happosai with a vengeance for his name and is dedicated to having him change it... by his village lore, Happosai is the only person in the world who ''can'' do this, so if he can't make the old pervert see sense, he'll live with the name "Pantyhose Taro" for the rest of his life. Between his first and second stories, he somehow manages to use "Spring of Drowned Octopus" water to give his cursed form giant tentacles, and become even stronger.

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The only recurring villain of the series outside of the main cast, who appears in three stories, Pantyhose Taro Tarō was named by Happosai Happōsai (as if you couldn't guess) and unintentionally baptized by him in the "Spring of Drowned Ox-Riding, Crane & Eel-Carrying, Yeti". As his cursed form is a powerful monster, as opposed to a girl or a small animal, Pantyhose Taro Tarō has no problems with his Jusenkyo Jusenkyō form (it also helps that he has lived with it from the moment he was born,) born), but hates Happosai Happōsai with a vengeance for his name and is dedicated to having him change it... by his village lore, Happosai Happōsai is the only person in the world who ''can'' do this, so if he can't make the old pervert see sense, he'll live with the name "Pantyhose Taro" Tarō" for the rest of his life. Between his first and second stories, he somehow manages to use "Spring of Drowned Octopus" water to give his cursed form giant tentacles, and become even stronger.



* AccidentalPervert: He accidentally stumbled across Rouge bathing.

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* AccidentalPervert: He accidentally stumbled stumbles across Rouge bathing.



* BadAss: It's never really made clear where Taro learned martial arts, and it wouldn't have been possible for Happosai to have trained him due to that [[SealedEvilInACan being sealed in a cave thing.]] Despite this, when he first appears he easily outclasses two-thirds of the main cast and is able to stand toe-to-toe with Ranma even without transforming. When he ''does'' transform, it takes almost the entire core cast to bring him down.
* BerserkButton: Being called by his name. Before it was revealed, he reacted the same way to Ranma calling him "pantsuto yaro" ("pantyhose bastard") which sounds [[IncrediblyLamePun way too close to his]] [[PunnyName actual name]].
* BigBad: The closest the series gets to one, being the most reoccurring antagonist of 3 story arcs.

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* BadAss: {{Badass}}: It's never really made clear where Taro Tarō learned martial arts, and it wouldn't have been possible for Happosai Happōsai to have trained him due to that [[SealedEvilInACan being sealed in a cave thing.]] Despite this, when he first appears he easily outclasses two-thirds of the main cast and is able to stand toe-to-toe with Ranma even without transforming. When he ''does'' transform, it takes almost the entire core cast to bring him down.
* BerserkButton: Being called by his name. Before it was revealed, he reacted the same way to Ranma calling him "pantsuto yaro" ("pantyhose bastard") which sounds [[IncrediblyLamePun way too close to his]] his [[PunnyName actual name]].
* BigBad: The closest the series gets to one, being the most reoccurring antagonist of 3 three story arcs.



* CursedWithAwesome: Crisscrosses with BlessedWithSuck as he doesn't actually mind it, as he may not quite be in Ranma's league of pure hand-to-hand-combat without traps and manipulation, and has not demonstrated any special-techniques, giving him a hell of a trump card with some cold water. In fact, when other characters believed his beef with Happosai was this curse, he stated that he didn't mind it at all.
** Justified. Unlike other characters who are overall weaker in their cursed form, Pantyhose's form is very powerful, which actually makes him ''stronger'' once he changes.

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* CursedWithAwesome: Crisscrosses with BlessedWithSuck as he doesn't actually mind it, as he may not quite be in Ranma's league of pure hand-to-hand-combat without traps and manipulation, and has not demonstrated any special-techniques, giving him a hell of a trump card with some cold water. In fact, when other characters believed believe his beef with Happosai was Happōsai is this curse, he stated states that he didn't doesdn't mind it at all.
** Justified. Unlike
all. Justified: unlike other characters who are overall weaker in their cursed form, Pantyhose's form is very powerful, which actually makes him ''stronger'' once he changes.



* IconicItem: For all his hatred for his first name, he still wears a pair of pantyhose around his waist in lieu of a sash. It was also his calling card when he first appeared in Nerima, wrapping all his victims in pantyhose as a way to taunt the person who named him.

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* IconicItem: For all his hatred for his first name, he still wears a pair of pantyhose around his waist in lieu of a sash. It was is also his calling card when he first appeared appears in Nerima, wrapping all his victims in pantyhose as a way to taunt the person who named him.



* {{Kaiju}}: His curse form



* LightningBruiser: His curse form.

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* LightningBruiser: His curse cursed form.



* MixAndMatchCritters: Taro's cursed form is apparently constructed with the premise of "what types of creatures would you have to mix to create something more-or-less archetypical demonic-looking?" Answer: You toss a yeti, an ox, an eel and a crane into one Jusenkyo Spring, and get a creature with the frame of a yeti, the head and hooves of an ox, an eel as a tail... and a pair of crane, rather than bat, wings, which is the only odd one out. He is even [[LampshadeHanging referred to as a "demon-lord"]] in [[ZanyScheme the play Ranma set up for Happosai]]. Later he turns into a spoof of a "tentacle-demon" by adding "Spring of Drowned Octopus" to the concoction... with the bonus of shooting blinding ink blasts from his fingers.

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* MixAndMatchCritters: Taro's Tarō's cursed form is apparently constructed with the premise of "what types of creatures would you have to mix to create something more-or-less archetypical demonic-looking?" Answer: You toss a yeti, an ox, an eel and a crane into one Jusenkyo Jusenkyō Spring, and get a creature with the frame of a yeti, the head and hooves of an ox, an eel as a tail... and a pair of crane, rather than bat, wings, which is the only odd one out. He is even [[LampshadeHanging referred to as a "demon-lord"]] in [[ZanyScheme the play Ranma set up for Happosai]].Happōsai]]. Later he turns into a spoof of a "tentacle-demon" by adding "Spring of Drowned Octopus" to the concoction... with the bonus of shooting blinding ink blasts from his fingers.



* NighInvulnerable: In monster form.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Sort of. His curse form is enormous and powerful --albeit a bit silly-looking-- so he's the only one to regularly carry cold water with him. Especially if he's going to a fight.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Happosai, who else?
* WouldHitAGirl: He doesn't usually bother with weaklings, and [[AccidentalPervert deliberately lets slighted women]] [[ArmorPiercingSlap take out their anger on him for as long as he deems appropriate]], but if the girl in question proves strong enough to fight, he holds nothing back.[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Jusenkyo Guide]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), IanJamesCorlett & Michael Donovan (EN), Martín Soto (LA)

A mysterious man who acts as something of a tour guide to Jusenkyo and, to a lesser extent, the surrounding areas. He's not a very good one, though, as he seems to need a map to find his own way around the springs and he fails to prevent anyone from ending up cursed at Jusenkyo. He also utterly failed to keep Ranma from ending up getting the KissOfDeath/[[AccidentalMarriage Kiss of Marriage]] from Shampoo.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Sort of. His curse cursed form is enormous and powerful --albeit -- albeit a bit silly-looking-- silly-looking -- so he's the only one to regularly carry cold water with him. Especially if he's going to a fight.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Happosai, Happōsai, who else?
* WouldHitAGirl: He doesn't usually bother with weaklings, and [[AccidentalPervert deliberately lets slighted women]] [[ArmorPiercingSlap take out their anger on him for as long as he deems appropriate]], but if the girl in question proves strong enough to fight, he holds nothing back.back.
* YourSizeMayVary: His minotaur-like form can vary between about just twice as tall as a man, to being able to fit an human being comfortably into his palm. The addition of Combat Tentacles doesn't help; their length and thickness are quite variable too.
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[[folder: The Jusenkyo Jusenkyō Guide]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), IanJamesCorlett Creator/IanJamesCorlett & Michael Donovan (EN), Martín Soto (LA)

A mysterious man who acts as something of a tour guide to Jusenkyo Jusenkyō and, to a lesser extent, the surrounding areas. He's not a very good one, though, as he seems to need a map to find his own way around the springs and he fails to prevent anyone from ending up cursed at Jusenkyo.Jusenkyō. He also utterly failed to keep Ranma from ending up getting the KissOfDeath/[[AccidentalMarriage Kiss of Marriage]] from Shampoo.



* PoorCommunicationKills: He fails to disclose the nature of the Jusenkyo springs to anyone in time to prevent mishaps. He fails to warn Ranma that challenging, and then defeating Shampoo as a man or as a woman will have consequences either way (even ''while'' he's translating said challenge and he's perfectly aware of the implications). He neglects to inform anyone that Jusenkyo ''can'' be drained, just so long as they restore the flow at the source again. And finally, he never says anything about Jusenkyo's level coming back down after it becomes flooded, so everyone goes home and gives up on the cures.
** In the anime, there's an episode where he comes to Nerima because, on this once-a-millenium day, the Tendo Dojo's koi pond can be turned into a Jusenkyo outlet. He naturally fails to warn that if they stuff this up, it can't be performed again for 1000 years, and that something like breaking the rope he surrounds the pond with will cause the ritual to fail and leave them all stuck with their curses.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: He fails to disclose the nature of the Jusenkyo Jusenkyō springs to anyone in time to prevent mishaps. He fails to warn Ranma that challenging, and then defeating Shampoo as a man or as a woman will have consequences either way (even ''while'' he's translating said challenge and he's perfectly aware of the implications). He neglects to inform anyone that Jusenkyo Jusenkyō ''can'' be drained, just so long as they restore the flow at the source again. And finally, he never says anything about Jusenkyo's Jusenkyō's level coming back down after it becomes flooded, so everyone goes home and gives up on the cures.
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cures. In the anime, there's an episode where he comes to Nerima because, on this once-a-millenium day, the Tendo Tendō Dojo's koi pond can be turned into a Jusenkyo Jusenkyō outlet. He naturally fails to warn that if they stuff this up, it can't be performed again for 1000 years, and that something like breaking the rope he surrounds the pond with will cause the ritual to fail and leave them all stuck with their curses.




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[[folder: Plum ]]
The Jusenkyo Guide's young daughter, who seemingly is studying to take his place when she grows up. Unusually mature for her age, exceptionally mature for the characters of Ranma 1/2.

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[[folder: Plum ]]
[[folder:Plum]]
The Jusenkyo Jusenkyō Guide's young daughter, who seemingly is studying to take his place when she grows up. Unusually mature for her age, exceptionally mature for the characters of Ranma 1/2.''Ranma ½''.



* HellIsComingWithMe: She arrives at Nerima to warn the cast about the Phoenix People's plan to drain Jusenkyo, and ask for their help. The characters are then embroiled in a quest that, otherwise, would've blown right over them without incident.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Takes after her father, so it seems. After Jusenkyo is drained and the cursees are all angsting, she remembers that they could simply reopen the flow at the source. They then call her out on not telling them sooner and sparing them the grief.
* UglyGuyCuteDaughter: The characters just can't believe the Jusenkyo Guide ''has'' a daughter, let alone a cute one.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Although her age is never explicitly stated, she looks neither older nor younger than the six year-olds that Ranma and Ryouga once regressed to. She's still far wiser than the teens whose help she seeks (or, indeed, the adults), is incredibly resourceful (managed to get from deep inland China to Japan on her own, while on the run from deadly warriors), and is also quite fearless.

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* HellIsComingWithMe: She arrives at Nerima to warn the cast about the Phoenix People's plan to drain Jusenkyo, Jusenkyō, and ask for their help. The characters are then embroiled in a quest that, otherwise, would've blown right over them without incident.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Takes after her father, so it seems. After Jusenkyo Jusenkyō is drained and the cursees are all angsting, she remembers that they could simply reopen the flow at the source. They then call her out on not telling them sooner and sparing them the grief.
* UglyGuyCuteDaughter: The characters just can't believe the Jusenkyo Jusenkyō Guide ''has'' a daughter, let alone a cute one.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Although her age is never explicitly stated, she looks neither older nor younger than the six year-olds that Ranma and Ryouga Ryōga once regressed to. She's still far wiser than the teens whose help she seeks (or, indeed, the adults), is incredibly resourceful (managed to get from deep inland China to Japan on her own, while on the run from deadly warriors), and is also quite fearless.



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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the manga, she was a cold [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative bitch]] who had no problem toying with Ranma, and even less so with wanting to kill Akane. In the anime, her feelings towards Ranma are more genuine and she went out of her way to save Akane's life at least once.
24th Feb '16 2:09:15 PM N8han11
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* BlessedWithSuck: She's one of the few cursed characters who doesn't have much of a problem with her curse, and she frequently uses it to her advantage when needing to scare Ranma.



* CarFu: Almost all of Shampoo's manga appearances are marked by her hitting someone (usually Ranma) with her bike. This gag is absent in the anime.


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* CarFu: Almost all of Shampoo's manga appearances are marked by her hitting someone (usually Ranma) with her bike. This gag is absent in the anime.


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* CursedWithAwesome: She's one of the few cursed characters who doesn't have much of a problem with her curse, and she frequently uses it to her advantage when needing to scare Ranma.
7th Feb '16 10:53:34 PM Scabbard
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: She is this for the adolescents of the cast. She is the only one of Ranma's fiances that he actually does want gone but he keeps her interested because of his male pride rather than his own feelings for her. The other females aren't exactly that fond of her either and of the males only Mousse wants to be around her. A lot of this can be tracked to the fact that while the rest are at worst JerkWithAHeartOfGold she more often veers into straight up {{Jerkass}} territory, especially with how callously she is towards Mousse.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: She is this for the adolescents of the cast. She is the only one of Ranma's fiances that he actually does want gone but he keeps her interested because of his male pride rather than his own feelings for her. The other females aren't exactly that fond of her either and of the males only Mousse wants to be around her. A lot of this can be tracked to the fact that while the rest are at worst JerkWithAHeartOfGold she more often veers into straight up {{Jerkass}} territory, especially with how callously callous she is towards Mousse.
7th Feb '16 10:50:35 PM Scabbard
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** The Veronica to Akane's Betty and Ranma's Archie. Shampoo likes to use her sex appeal to try and seduce Ranma, is manipulative, cruel and not above playing dirty to get rid of the competence.

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** The Veronica to Akane's Betty and Ranma's Archie. Shampoo likes to use her sex appeal to try and seduce Ranma, is manipulative, cruel and not above playing dirty to get rid of the competence.competition.
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