History YMMV / SamuraiChamploo

16th Apr '18 11:00:07 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Mukuro is the EvilCounterpart to the AntiHero [[SociopathicHero Mugen]]. A particularly bloodthirsty pirate, Mukuro is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first seen]] leading an attack on a ship for its gold, killing the sailors onboard and shoving a lit grenade into the mouth of a subdued man who was begging for mercy. Through flashbacks, it's revealed that Mukuro was the one who talked Mugen into piracy, and used him as muscle to kill the guards of a sugar shipment only to leave Mugen to die once he'd stolen the cargo. In the present day, we discover that Mukuro and his band slaughtered nearly an entire village, including the [[WouldHitAGirl women]] and [[WouldHurtAChild children]]. The only ones who were spared were the young men that could be used as muscle for his biggest heist yet: a raid on a government ship carrying 60,000 ryo in gold coins. He talks Mugen into joining up with him again, but it's another setup. Using his crew as cannon fodder to lure the government security onto the pirate ship, Mukuro then uses a mass of explosives in an attempt to kill everyone, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness his own crew included]], just so [[{{Greed}} he can keep the gold for himself]]. Mukuro also proves to care little for his "sister" Kohza, since he's spent his life controlling her, murdered her mother, and expresses an unreciprocated sexual interest in her. A {{sadist}} with a propensity for [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betraying everyone he knows]] and [[LeaveNoSurvivors leaving no survivors]] in his attacks, Mukuro knows exactly what a bastard he is and [[CardCarryingVillain relishes the darkness within his soul]].

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* CompleteMonster: Mukuro is the EvilCounterpart to the AntiHero [[SociopathicHero Mugen]]. A particularly The bloodthirsty pirate, pirate Mukuro is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first seen]] leading an attack on raided a ship for its gold, killing while ordering all of the sailors onboard and shoving a lit grenade aboard murdered. [[TheCorrupter Corrupting Mugen]] into the mouth of a subdued man who was begging for mercy. Through flashbacks, it's revealed that becoming hired muscle, Mukuro was the one who talked later abandons Mugen into piracy, and used him as muscle to kill on a cargo ship after he himself makes off with the guards of a sugar shipment only to leave Mugen to die once he'd stolen the cargo. In the present day, we discover that Mukuro and his band slaughtered nearly goods. Slaughtering an entire village, including the [[WouldHitAGirl women]] and [[WouldHurtAChild children]]. The only ones who were spared were village with his gang, Mukuro keeps the young men that could be used as muscle for his biggest heist yet: a alive to use in the raid on of a gold-bearing government ship carrying 60,000 ryo in gold coins. He talks Mugen into joining up with him again, but it's another setup. Using his crew as cannon fodder to lure vessel. During the government security onto the pirate ship, raid, Mukuro then uses a mass of his followers as CannonFodder for his trap, before trying to use explosives in an attempt to kill everyone, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness his own crew included]], just so [[BadBoss friend]] and foe alike, [[{{Greed}} just so he can keep all the gold for himself]]. Mukuro also proves to care little for gold]]. Even his "sister" Kohza, since he's spent own family is not safe from Mukuro, who [[{{Matricide}} killed his life controlling her, murdered her mother, mother]] and expresses an unreciprocated sexual interest in her. A {{sadist}} with a propensity for [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betraying everyone he knows]] and [[LeaveNoSurvivors leaving no survivors]] in constantly abuses his attacks, Mukuro knows exactly what a bastard he is and [[CardCarryingVillain relishes the darkness within his soul]].sister.
9th Apr '18 7:17:06 AM JRads47
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* FandomBerserkButton: "Hey Gaiz, who would win in a fight, Mugen or Jin?" Cue intense arguments all around.

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* FandomBerserkButton: "Hey Gaiz, guys, who would win in a fight, Mugen or Jin?" Cue intense arguments all around.around.
* HilariousInHindsight: In a world full of dangerous swordfighters, Fuu is... decidedly not one of them. A little over a year later, however, her [[Creator/AyakoKawasumi voice actor]] would go on to play [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight one of the most famous swordswomen in all of anime]].
4th Mar '18 1:03:42 PM CommanderBLAARGH
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*** Hell, Bogus Booty starts out pretty nightmarish too, panning in on [[TheLostWoods a dark, mist-shrouded forest]]. A young man, clearly terrified and running for his life, pursued by ninjas from what seem to be several different clans working in tandem. Thereís no music, either tense or cheerful, and the ninjas [[AmbiguouslyHuman clearly arenít all human]], especially the ones with [[GlowingEyesOfDoom yellow eyes]] and glowing red fingernails.
4th Feb '18 3:32:51 PM CommanderBLAARGH
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*** To be fair, it ''is'' a burning field of weed. The fumes probably made half the prefecture high.
6th Nov '17 6:13:27 PM TastySauce
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* OneTrueThreesome: The main three are frequently paired due to their VitriolicBestBuds dynamic, especially with Jin and Mugen admitting at the end that they consider each other their first friends.

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* OneTrueThreesome: The main three are frequently paired three, due to their VitriolicBestBuds dynamic, especially with Fuu quite possibly having feelings for both guys, and Jin and Mugen admitting at the end that they consider each other their first friends.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Hellhounds for Hire involves a Yakuza gang trying to take over a town by cheating the residents at dice. While the gang is ObviouslyEvil, it's kind of hard to feel bad when all the residents know that they're cheating, and all they have to do to stop their take over is to NOT GAMBLE WITH THEM!

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Hellhounds "Hellhounds for Hire Hire" involves a Yakuza yakuza gang trying to take over a town by cheating the residents at dice. While the gang is ObviouslyEvil, it's kind of hard to feel bad when all the residents know that they're cheating, and all they have to do to stop their take over is to NOT GAMBLE WITH THEM!
6th Nov '17 6:11:36 PM TastySauce
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%%** Kohza.
** Fuu (if not just TheWoobie). As bossy as she may be, her mother died the year before and [[spoiler:the two were abandoned by her father aka the sunflower samurai, hence why she's so desperate to find him]]. And by the end of the series, [[spoiler:said father's sick, revealed to have left in order to save his family from Christian persecution, and dies at the hands of Kariya]], leaving Fuu overwhelmed.
* MoralEventHorizon: Umanosuke [[spoiler:chased down Fuu, molested her, knocked her out, then [[RuleOfSymbolism tied her to a cross]] and beat her in the semi-final episode]].

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%%** Kohza.
** Fuu (if not just TheWoobie). Fuu. As bossy as she may be, her mother died the a year before ago and [[spoiler:the two were abandoned by her father aka (aka the sunflower samurai, Sunflower Samurai), hence why she's so desperate to find him]]. And by the end of the series, [[spoiler:said father's sick, revealed to have left in order to save his family from Christian persecution, and dies at the hands of Kariya]], leaving Fuu overwhelmed.
* MoralEventHorizon: Umanosuke [[spoiler:chased chased down Fuu, molested [[spoiler:molested her, knocked her out, then [[RuleOfSymbolism tied her to a cross]] and beat her in the semi-final episode]].



** The way the counterfeiter was going to torture the secret police in episode 15 ("Bogus Booty"). It involved molten gold and a funnel. TruthInTelevision in case you were wondering.

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** The way the counterfeiter was going to torture the secret police in episode Episode 15 ("Bogus Booty"). It involved molten gold and a funnel. TruthInTelevision in case you were wondering.



* StoicWoobie: The ever so stoic Jin, who killed his kendo master (his one parental figure) prior to the story.

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* StoicWoobie: The ever so stoic ever-so-stoic Jin, who killed his kendo master (his one parental figure) prior to the story.
6th Nov '17 6:09:11 PM TastySauce
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Several characters are quite popular despite their brief appearances and are prone to frequent appearances in fanfiction. This includes Sara (due to her intense arc), Yatsuha (due to her hilarious appearance and manipulation of Mugen, whom she's shipped with), Yukimaru (a significant figure from Jin's life, also often shipped), and Shino (due bringing out Jin's softer and more romantic side in her bittersweet appearance, again frequently shipped).

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Several characters are quite popular despite their brief appearances and are prone to frequent appearances crop up in fanfiction. This includes Sara (due to her intense arc), Yatsuha (due to her hilarious appearance and manipulation of Mugen, whom she's shipped with), Yukimaru (a significant figure from Jin's life, also often shipped), and Shino (due bringing out Jin's softer and more romantic side in her bittersweet appearance, again frequently shipped).



** Actually played straight (no pun intended) by the Dutchman, who comes from a sect who believes that enlightenment can be obtained through homosexuality.

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** Actually played straight (no pun intended) by the Dutchman, who comes from a sect who that believes that enlightenment can be obtained through homosexuality.



** Mugen and Jin, bordering on FoeYay. One such example is the very first episode when Mugen dreams of Jin being naked in a bathtub during their fight, and he doesn't fail to point out "his dong hanging out" when he recalls the dream to him.
* IronWoobie: Mugen. The Misguided Miscreants two-parter revealing his backstory gives him plenty of reasons to feel sorry for himself, on top of being betrayed by his childhood friend/possible love interest and nearly dying. But at any point does he let it get him down? No. He lets it make him ''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge angry]]''. The man simply does not give a fuck.

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** Mugen and Jin, bordering on FoeYay. One such example is the very first episode episode, when Mugen dreams of Jin being naked in a bathtub during their fight, and he doesn't fail to point out "his dong hanging out" when he recalls the dream to him.
* IronWoobie: Mugen. The Misguided Miscreants "Misguided Miscreants" two-parter revealing his backstory gives him plenty of reasons to feel sorry for himself, on top of being betrayed by his childhood friend/possible love interest and nearly dying. But at any point does he let it get him down? No. He lets it make him ''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge angry]]''. The man simply does not give a fuck.
6th Nov '17 6:05:02 PM TastySauce
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The soundtrack, and with Nujabes' involvement, it's no surprise. There's also the haunting song that Sara sings as part of her traveling performer act and the one that plays over Mugen's flashbacks to his youth with Koza and Mukuro.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The soundtrack, and with With Nujabes' involvement, involvement in the soundtrack, it's no surprise. There's also the haunting song that Sara sings as part of her traveling performer act act, and the one by Ikue Asazaki that plays over Mugen's flashbacks to his youth with Koza and Mukuro.
6th Nov '17 6:02:50 PM TastySauce
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** The zombie episode ("Cosmic Collisions"). It starts off with Jin and Mugen eating rare mushrooms, and ends with [[spoiler:a nuclear explosion and the villain leaping out of his grave]], ''and it is never mentioned again.'' The operative word here is {{mushroom|Samba}}.

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** The zombie episode ("Cosmic Collisions"). It starts off with Jin and Mugen eating rare mushrooms, and ends with [[spoiler:a nuclear explosion and the villain leaping out of his grave]], ''and and it is never ''never mentioned again.'' The operative word here is {{mushroom|Samba}}.



** Episode 9 ("Beatbox Bandits") at least towards the end, where all conflict is resolved... by a burning field of weed, which gets the anatagonists all chummy with each other while completely forgetting about whatever they were supposed to do.
* CompleteMonster: Mukuro is the EvilCounterpart to the AntiHero [[SociopathicHero Mugen]]. A particularly bloodthirsty pirate, Mukuro is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first seen]] leading an attack on a ship for its gold, killing the sailors onboard and shoving a lit grenade into the mouth of a subdued man who was begging for mercy. Through flashbacks it's revealed that Mukuro was the one who talked Mugen into piracy, and used him as muscle to kill the guards of a sugar shipment only to leave Mugen to die once he'd stolen the cargo. In present day we discover that Mukuro and his band slaughtered nearly an entire village, including the [[WouldHitAGirl women]] and [[WouldHurtAChild children]]. The only ones who were spared were the young men that could be used as muscle for his biggest heist yet: a raid on a government ship carrying 60,000 ryu in gold coins. He talks Mugen into joining up with him again, but it's only another setup. Using his crew as canon fodder to lure the government security onto the pirate ship, Mukuro then uses a mass of explosives in an attempt to kill everyone, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness his own crew included]], just so [[{{Greed}} he can keep the gold for himself]]. Mukuro also proves to care little for his "sister" Kohza, either, since he's spent his life controlling her, murdered her mother, and expresses an unreciprocated sexual interest in her. A {{sadist}} with a propensity for [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betraying everyone he knows]] and [[LeaveNoSurvivors leaving no survivors]] from his attacks, Mukuro knows exactly what a bastard he is and [[CardCarryingVillain relishes the darkness within his soul]].
* CrazyAwesome: Mugen's nonsensical style of fighting works perfectly for him and is pretty damn impressive to watch.

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** Episode 9 ("Beatbox Bandits") Bandits"), at least towards the end, where all the conflict is resolved... by a burning field of weed, which gets the anatagonists all chummy with each other while completely forgetting about whatever they were supposed to do.
* CompleteMonster: Mukuro is the EvilCounterpart to the AntiHero [[SociopathicHero Mugen]]. A particularly bloodthirsty pirate, Mukuro is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first seen]] leading an attack on a ship for its gold, killing the sailors onboard and shoving a lit grenade into the mouth of a subdued man who was begging for mercy. Through flashbacks flashbacks, it's revealed that Mukuro was the one who talked Mugen into piracy, and used him as muscle to kill the guards of a sugar shipment only to leave Mugen to die once he'd stolen the cargo. In the present day day, we discover that Mukuro and his band slaughtered nearly an entire village, including the [[WouldHitAGirl women]] and [[WouldHurtAChild children]]. The only ones who were spared were the young men that could be used as muscle for his biggest heist yet: a raid on a government ship carrying 60,000 ryu ryo in gold coins. He talks Mugen into joining up with him again, but it's only another setup. Using his crew as canon cannon fodder to lure the government security onto the pirate ship, Mukuro then uses a mass of explosives in an attempt to kill everyone, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness his own crew included]], just so [[{{Greed}} he can keep the gold for himself]]. Mukuro also proves to care little for his "sister" Kohza, either, since he's spent his life controlling her, murdered her mother, and expresses an unreciprocated sexual interest in her. A {{sadist}} with a propensity for [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betraying everyone he knows]] and [[LeaveNoSurvivors leaving no survivors]] from in his attacks, Mukuro knows exactly what a bastard he is and [[CardCarryingVillain relishes the darkness within his soul]].
* CrazyAwesome: Mugen's nonsensical style of fighting works perfectly for him him, and is pretty damn impressive to watch.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Several characters are quite popular despite their brief appearances and are prone to frequent appearances in fanfiction. This includes Sara (due to her intense arc), Yatsuha (due to her hilarious appearance and manipulation of Mugen whom she's shipped with), Yukimaru (a significant figure from Jin's life, also often shipped), and Shino (due bringing out Jin's softer and more romantic side in her bittersweet appearance, again frequently shipped).

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Several characters are quite popular despite their brief appearances and are prone to frequent appearances in fanfiction. This includes Sara (due to her intense arc), Yatsuha (due to her hilarious appearance and manipulation of Mugen Mugen, whom she's shipped with), Yukimaru (a significant figure from Jin's life, also often shipped), and Shino (due bringing out Jin's softer and more romantic side in her bittersweet appearance, again frequently shipped).
6th Nov '17 5:59:04 PM TastySauce
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** Is Mugen's and Fuu's bickering BelligerentSexualTension or just plain bickering between companions?
** Is Rodriguez a virtual non-factor, or the PluckyComicRelief [[SpotlightStealingSquad superstar of the episode]]?
** Sara: tearjerking unfortunate AntiVillain or boring overpowered Villain Sue?
** Also Kohza, whose exact motives aren't revealed. Money, companionship, both, or was she just confused?

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** Is Mugen's and Fuu's bickering BelligerentSexualTension or just plain bickering between companions?
** Is Rodriguez a virtual non-factor, or the PluckyComicRelief [[SpotlightStealingSquad superstar of the episode]]?
companions getting on each other's nerves?
** Sara: tearjerking unfortunate AntiVillain or boring boring, overpowered Villain Sue?
VillainSue?
** Also Kohza, whose exact motives aren't revealed. Money, companionship, both, or both? Or was she just confused?



* WhatAnIdiot: Mugen will be called an idiot and a fool by many viewers for actually trusting Mukuro again.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Mugen will be gets called an idiot and a fool by many viewers for actually trusting Mukuro again.
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