[[folder: Shampoo (Jpn: シャンプー Chi: 珊璞)]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ReiSakuma (JP), Creator/CathyWeseluck (EN), Creator/AraceliDeLeon (LA, TV series), Monica Villaseñor (LA, Movies), Isabel Martiñon (LA, OVAS), Samar Kokash (AR)

A mysterious female martial artist from China, who initially chased Ranma with a KissOfDeath over a ''confused'' first meeting, then stopped and began trying to court him instead. As with all of the main teens, a contradictory sort of girl; she genuinely loves Ranma, yet is still willing to try and use mind control in order to win his heart, and while normally bubbly and playful she's quick to make death threats and start tearing up the surroundings. She is generally a friendly, playful girl, but has no qualms about attempting to kill her rivals for Ranma's heart, if she thinks she can get away with it. Outside of Ranma, the closest friend she has is Mousse -- although "close", in this case, is something of a misnomer.

* AccidentalMarriage: Her engagement to Ranma. When they first met, Ranma ate the food that was meant to go to the village's tournament champion (Shampoo). Ranma challenged her on the logic that if he (while female at the time) defeated her, thereby becoming the ''de facto'' champion, then there would be no problem. And so he did -- had Ranma been in male form, or Shampoo otherwise known he was really a man, she would have married him after losing. Because he wasn't, they didn't get engaged until later. When she finally met him as a man for the first time, he defeated her by accident (breaking her weapon, its head fell onto hers and knocked her out cold) and so she declared herself married to him.
* ActionGirl: Having been trained in the martial art techniques of the Joketsuzoku since birth, with Cologne as her personal instructor and the young female village champion, Shampoo is an excellent armed or unarmed fighter.
* 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.
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Her village basically encourages female martial artists to wed even more skilled men.
* AnimeChineseGirl: One of the better examples of the "From the LandOfDragons" version.
* ArrogantKungFuGirl: Very proud of her martial arts skills, prone to boasting about the skills and history of her people, and she can back it up if she needs to.
* BadassAdorable: Shampoo is cute and a fighter. She even attacked the Jusenkyō Enforcer while she was in cat form to stop him from repeatedly drowning Ranma.
* BestHerToBedHer: It's a written-down law of her village that's centuries old.
* BettyAndVeronica:
** 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 competition.
** Also has this with Ukyo. Ukyo is the more down-to-earth Betty, and Shampoo is the more flamboyant Veronica. During the series, they tend to be pitted against each other and paralleled more often, especially in the anime.
* {{BFS}}: In her first appearance, wields a surprisingly large dao (a Chinese saber), which is about half as long as she is tall -- [[OneHandedZweihander and she hefts it around in one hand as well]].
* BigDamnHeroes: In the first movie, Shampoo arrives in time to save Ranma and Litchi from Monlon who almost killed Ranma with her lute strings. Shampoo tells Ranma to take Litchi and go on ahead while she takes care of Monlon.
** Shampoo had also come in Ranma's defense when Mousse tried to splash him with Yazunichuan water.
** She also attacked the Jusenkyō Enforcer when he was repeatedly dunking Ranma into water, despite the fact she was in cat form at the time.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Simply put, she has a bizarre set of ethics.
* BoobsOfSteel: A lot of fans consider her the bustiest of the girls after Ranma, and she is also one of the most formidable in combat.
* 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/Ryōga style rivalry.
* 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.
* CarryABigStick: 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.
* CatGirl: When Maomolin captures her to make her his bride, he tries to permanently turn Shampoo into a cat if the New Year's Bell rings [[OneHundredAndEight 108]] times. As the ritual proceeds, she grows cat ears and a tail.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Given Shampoo's violent and protective behaviour, she views anyone who attempts to get between her and Ranma as an "obstacle" which must be removed (or killed).
* CombatPragmatist: Almost as dirty as Kodachi, just with a lesser arsenal.
* 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.
* CuteBruiser: Shampoo is the third strongest regular character in the series, right after Ryoga and Ranma. She generally wields giant Chuis as weapons, and is more likely to knock a wall down than use a door. And she's cute and perky to boot.
* DistressedDamsel: With the BakeNeko.
* DualWield: Because she's so strong, she generally carries her weapons in twos, either twin chui or a chui and a sword.
* EffortlessAmazonianLift: She's strong enough to easily catch [[StalkerWithACrush Mousse]] in her arms to save him from a villain.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: When Shampoo speaks Chinese to Mousse, she's eloquent to the point of being archaic.
* {{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 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.
* FunnyForeigner: Mainly due to her lack of skill for speaking Japanese.
* GenkiGirl: Of all the Ranma fiancées, she is the most active and energetic.
* GlassCannon: Despite being the most destructive of the female martial artists, can often be taken down with a single attack. Admittedly, [[BalefulPolymorph turning into a harmless kitten when splashed with cold water]] is a pretty blatant weak spot.
* TheGlomp: The aggressive hugs that Shampoo gives to Ranma are archetypal glomps and are indeed accompanied by the "glomp" sound effect in the manga.
* HelloNurse: So beautiful that, back in her introductory story arc, Ranma couldn't help being attracted by her in spite of the murder attempts.
* IdenticalGranddaughter: In her younger years Cologne ressembled Shampoo.
* LeavingYouToFindMyself: Shampoo becomes heartbroken when she finds out 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 is about to kill Ranma-chan, but doesn't have the heart to follow through and instead retreats back to China in disgrace. After receiving her Jusenkyō curse, she returns and rekindles her love for Ranma now that she knows the girl form of Ranma is a Jusenkyō curse as well.
* MsFanservice: Perhaps even more worthy of the title 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. Also, there's [[FetishFuel that high-slit cheongsam she often wears, and the fact she doesn't care about being naked]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Greatly overstated in {{Fanon}}; while she doesn't seem to have any qualms about contemplating it, she won't actually try it unless she's got a very, very good chance of being able to get away with it cleanly, and she will easily shrug and let it go if it turns inconvenient or stops being important (Miss Hinako, for example; she's fine with nulling the KissOfDeath and letting Ranma handle her when he brings the subject up).
* 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).
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: No matter what the situation, if she sees Ranma, she'll latch onto him if she can.
* NotWorthKilling: She decides this of Ranma after he reveals that his male and female selves are one and the same. This comes back to bite her in her next appearance, as revealed in a flashback.
* NowOrNeverKiss: Shampoo to Ranma before she becomes a cat forever. Ranma wasn't as willing as Shampoo was a cat at the time she kissed him fully.
* OdangoHair: Her hairstyle consists of two large "dumplings" of hair at her temples and long hair down to her butt.
* PetTheDog: When Cologne captures 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 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 most impressive.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: Shampoo will usually be completely naked when reverting from cat form.
* PoorCommunicationKills: The whole mess with the KissOfDeath could probably have been avoided if she had been able to warn Ranma that she would be expected to chase and kill "her" if she lost, or if Ranma had told her from the start he was really a guy.
* {{Qipao}}: This is her the standard fashion.
* RapunzelHair: She has waist-length hair that doubles as GodivaHair when she undresses to show her cat curse to Ranma.
* RunningGag: In the manga, she tends to appear on her bike, sometimes falling on Ranma's head from above.
* SacredFirstKiss: Her Kiss of Marriage to Ranma.
* 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).
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Probably the biggest example in the series, even more than female Ranma forgetting to cover her chest. She has no problem with nudity at all, and has a habit of showing up in Ranma's bathtub unexpected.
* ShesGotLegs: The camera often focus on her legs when she wear her pink Qipao outfit and is in swimsuit or bikini. Another example is in episode 16, one of her first appearances, where a pantless Shampoo chase male-Ranma and she jumps in the air over him with her legs well in evidence.
* 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.]] For a MythologyGag, she's seen from behind jogging through a scene wearing Lum's trademark outfit in one episode of ''Anime/InuYasha''.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Shampoo may sound like a bubbly airhead, but it's only because she can't speak the language right. She can easily be a ManipulativeBitch if she choses to, and has deployed countless sneaky techniques to try and win Ranma for herself.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: When Nabiki tried to auction off Ranma, she suggested simply killing Nabiki to save money.
* 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...]]
* SuperSpeed: Much slower than Ranma, but considerably swifter than Akane. In their first "match" she was able to dodge Akane's attack, get behind her, and complete her LaserGuidedAmnesia inducing {{Pressure Point}}s attack, all in the span of ''seconds'' ('''five to six''' in the anime, though a much less impressive 56 in the manga). An even more impressive display occurs during the manga's version of the Miss Takeout Race story, which doesn't happen very long afterwards; Cologne throws a barrage of daggers at Shampoo, who is currently serving some customers. Without looking back, Shampoo tosses her order straight up in the air, uses the serving tray to deflect the daggers right back where they came from, pinning the people that Cologne was showing off to harmlessly to the wall, then catches the order back on the tray and resumes serving it. All without spilling anything or seeming even the slightest phased by this. Akane, meanwhile, doesn't get a similar feat until the second-last manga story -- and her version, while still impressive, still isn't quite in the same league.
* 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 is wet cardboard.
* 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.
* TrueLovesKiss: This is what's to break the curse placed on her by 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 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".
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Has stored items in her chest on more then one occasion.
* WaifFu: A short and slender Chinese girl that can take down mammoth opponents without trying. Unlike most examples, her acrobatics are downplayed (but still there) in favor of brute strength.
* WhatTheHellHero: She yells at Ranma and blames him for the fact that she becomes a cat when splashed with cold water... right as she splashes herself with the thing.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In the anime, she's usually depicted with dark blue hair with hints of purple; some episodes, and particularly [[{{OAV}} the]] [[NonSerialMovie specials]], go so far as to show her with deep purple hair.
* 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.

[[folder:Cologne (Jpn: コロン Chi: 可崘)]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MiyokoAso (JP), Creator/YukoKobayashi (JP, young), Elan Ross Gibson (EN), Magda Giner (LA), Anjy Al-Yousif (AR)

Shampoo's great-grandmother is an ancient grandmaster (grandmistress?) of Chinese martial arts and mystical lore, clocking her age in centuries. Though she initially attempts to strong-arm Ranma into agreeing to honor his AccidentalMarriage to Shampoo, she calms down and mostly sticks to the sidelines after that (which may mean it was actually a test of character). She is a frequent source of advice and aid to Ranma... but she has also helped his enemies once or twice as well, usually as a ploy to force Ranma to become even stronger and thus a better catch for Shampoo.

It should be noted that the animated version directly states her age somewhere in the 300s, but the manga never outright states her age, vaguely placing her over 100.


* BlowYouAway: She was the one who taught Ranma the "Hiryū Shōten Ha" tornado technique after all.
* CombatPragmatist: Summoning a ''great white shark'' to help you in combat makes you this.
* CoolOldLady: A somewhat more antagonistic version; Ranma generally goes to her for advice on the strange and unusual, but he prefers to avoid her otherwise.
* DoppelgangerSpin: In the anime, has a technique called "Splitting Cat Hairs" where she multiplies into 18 clones of herself.
* GlassCannon: Although she was never defeated in combat, and is one of the two most skilled martial artists in the series, she can be knocked out with a sharp TapOnTheHead if she lets her guard down.
* IWasQuiteALooker: As a young girl, she was basically a slightly older Shampoo.
* InSeriesNickname: "Old Ghoul".
* MakingASplash: Her "Shark Fist" technique which fires a blast of water shaped like a shark.
* 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 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 Tarō's monster form around like it is nothing.
* OldMaster: She looks like a deformed she-gnome, measures her age in centuries rather then years, and can still beat down any two of the teenage martial artists at the same time.
* PressurePoint: She is a master of this, able to make a person sensitive to high temperatures, or fall asleep. She also taught Ryōga the Bakusai Tenketsu tehcnique.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair is much longer than she is tall (then again, she's rather small).
* TricksterMentor: Gives her students everything from sound advice to TrainingFromHell, but if she can teach them ''and'' make them look stupid at the same time, she's much happier.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In the anime, a time-travel episode shows the young Cologne as having very dark blue hair and green eyes.

[[folder: Mousse (Jpn: ムース Chi: 沐絲)]]
->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), Rafet Bazo (AR)

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 than, say, 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.]]
* BadassLongcoat: For all of THREE panels when he first appears. He can still give this impression when he fights seriously.
* BlindWithoutEm: Played with. On the one hand, he's so bad in his regular life that he can mistake a tanuki statue for Shampoo without them on, even going so far as to ask "her" how and when she got so fat. And he's frankly not much better off even ''when'' wearing them. However, when engaged in serious combat, he can and ''will'' fight very effectively without his glasses, even against opponents that he shouldn't be able to track accurately through sound alone.
* TheBully: 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 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 Ryōga and Ranma when he realised they looked like his rivals, although he immediately felt bad about it afterwards.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He has been pursuing Shampoo since they were kids. Whether he actually is her "childhood friend" or not is up for debate, considering Shampoo calls him her "stupid friend from childtime" and all of his flashbacks to that point in their life show her treating him the exact same way she does now (alternatively ignoring and hitting him).
* CombatPragmatist: Just look at how he fights and how many implement of cutting, piercing and blunt death he carries... He's basically ''unable'' to fight fair or hand-to-hand (the one time he tried and dropped the BadassLongcoat with his many weapons he suddenly revealed he has knives in his boots).
* CursedWithAwesome: While at a general disadvantage as a duck, he does gain the ability to fly and he can still use hidden weapons (usually throwing knives in his wings).
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Shampoo. The manga makes it very clear that, when he's not fighting Ranma over her, he's extremely devoted to her and sincerely tries to do right by her, working himself to an early grave if it means taking her out on a happy date... he just has the most ''horrible'' tastes and even worse timing, and [[HypocriticalHumor she doesn't appreciate his persistence]].
* DudeWheresMyRespect: In the manga, Shampoo considers him to rate somewhere between bacteria and pond scum, no matter what he does for her. In the anime, she was appreciative during the second movie.
* TheGlassesComeOff: Likes to invoke this... but, usually, whenever he takes the glasses off dramatically, he ends up looking stupid and ruining the effect.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Without his glasses he's a gorgeous LongHairedPrettyBoy. Too bad he's also blind as a bat.
* HandHidingSleeves: Mousse often wears a Chinese robe with long sleeves from which he can pull a seemingly endless stream of weapons.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Most of it was spent unsuccessfully trying to win over Shampoo.
* 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.
** Even without his coat he is a master of this. In one of the movies, when attacked in his bathing suit, he responds by launching several [[StockNinjaWeaponry Kusarigama]] [[BeyondTheImpossible from his wrist bands.]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MadLove: He will stoically suffer through virtually any amount of abuse Shampoo heaps on him, firmly convinced that his dedication and displays of prowess will win her over, no matter that she has stated outright that she hates him and wants him dead.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: During the first half of the series, Mousse made at least four attempts to kill Ranma, so he can have Shampoo for himself. One of them through subterfuge. Although he apparently simply attempts to prove himself stronger in their few confrontations after the Herb arc.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: He actually ''prefers'' to be BlindWithoutEm because of how they make him look goofy.
* StalkerWithACrush: Pretty much defines who he is. Although redeems himself by the final arc of the manga, when deciding to set Shampoo free of her enslavement rather than refocus it on himself... and is naturally paid with no appreciation whatsoever (or even noticing that he's there).
* SuperSpeed: Fast enough to be in the same general league as Ranma and 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.
* SuperStrength: At least around the same level as Ranma, going by the fact that the latter was very impressed after a thoroughly exhausted Mousse split a large iron bell barehanded.
* TookALevelInBadass: Arguably his fight in the second movie.
* WaxOnWaxOff: He gained tremendous stamina and strength by going out on dates with "Shampoo" (in reality, a stupendously heavy Jizo statue that had assumed her likeness), thanks to the fact he was going days without rest and constantly hauling around the statue when he wasn't doing his jobs at the Nekohanten.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Averted. Mousse is the same age and just as Chinese as Shampoo, yet he speaks fluent Japanese.

[[folder: Pantyhose Tarō (パンスト太郎)]]
->Voiced by: Shinnosuke Furumoto (JP), Creator/MattHill (EN), Creator/IrwinDaayan (LA)

The only recurring villain of the series outside of the main cast, who appears in three stories, Pantyhose Tarō was named by 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 Tarō has no problems with his Jusenkyō form (it also helps that he has lived with it from the moment he was born), but hates Happōsai with a vengeance for his name and is dedicated to having him change it... by his village lore, 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 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 stumbles across Rouge bathing.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: One of the few characters in this series with both the attitude and the skills to back it up.
* 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 way too close to his [[PunnyName actual name]].
* BigBad: The closest the series gets to one, being the most reoccurring antagonist of three story arcs.
* TheBully: Relishes the power of his cursed form and uses it to beat up and terrify others into submitting to him.
* CombatTentacles: In his second and third appearances.
* 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 believe his beef with Happōsai is this curse, he states that he doesdn'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.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: The prefix of his first name is ''Pantyhose''. Is it any wonder he runs away from girls who ask him what it is? His planned new name isn't much better either... (he wants to be called "Awesome Taro").
* FateWorseThanDeath: Taro considers living his life with the name of Pantyhose as this, which is why he is so hellbent on hunting Happosai to force him to change it.
* {{Foil}}: To Ranma. Both characters are martial artists who are cursed by the Jusenkyo springs, and are routinely screwed over by Happosiai. While Ranma has managed to remain a more or less noble individual, and does his best not to dwell on what would be a more than well justified grudge, Taro has completely given in to his rage and resentment, not only going after Happosai, who is the ultimate cause and target of his rage, but is more than willing to grievously harm, if not kill, anyone he comes across whom he thinks might be in the way, even if they have nothing to do with him, like Akane.
* GiantFlyer: His cursed form is a mass of solid muscle several stories tall, and yet his wings are appropriately crane-sized. He still pulls off fancy aerial maneuvers and can fly fast enough to travel from deep mainland China all the way to Japan within an afternoon.
* 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 is also his calling card when he first appears in Nerima, wrapping all his victims in pantyhose as a way to taunt the person who named him.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even if he does have something of a FreudianExcuse, he's still a real asshole.
* KillItWithWater: Plays around with this trope. Dousing him with hot water reverts him to his weaker human form, making him vulnerable. On the other hand, letting him get splashed with cold water lets him turn into his monster form, at which point he's more than happy to hand out some beatings.
* LightningBruiser: His cursed form.
* ManipulativeBastard: One of the few fighters who has successfully manipulated (and outcheated) Ranma during battle, and capable of setting up strategic traps.
* MixAndMatchCritters: 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 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 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.
* TheNicknamer: While everyone else matters little to him, he specifically singles out Ranma to call him "okama yaro" ("crossdressing bastard," or just "crossdresser" in the English release) and [[BerserkButton annoy him to no end]].
* NobleDemon: He may be a complete asshole, but he will still save helpless girls he encounters.
* PetTheDog: Despite his ruthless nature, and stating that he has no hesitation about [[WouldHitAGirl beating or killing a woman]] who was in his way, he is known to have saved a number of girls from being attacked after encountering them in danger. After accidentally spotting Rouge in the nude, he let her beat him up in retribution until he figured she'd had enough.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Possibly, as homophobic and transphobic slurs are his go-to insult style against Ranma.
* TheSociopath: Probably not as extreme as Nabiki, but basically a male version of Shampoo.
* SuperSpeed: Able to keep up with Ranma when in human form, but slower (and appears somewhat less intelligent) in chimaera mode. The octopus tentacles definitely helped to make up for it though.
* SuperStrength: Roughly the same level as male Ranma when human, given that their punches had literally equal effect on one another in the Rouge arc, and much stronger as a chimaera.
* TakeOverTheWorld: In his third story, after misunderstanding what Rouge's "sources of power" are, he declares he'll use them to increase his own power and use it to conquer the world.
* UngratefulBastard: Despite everything Ranma's team have done for him, he remains very rude to them and will not hesitate to beat them up.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Sort of. His cursed 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: 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.
* 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.

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

A mysterious man who acts as something of a tour guide to 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 Jusenkyō. He also utterly failed to keep Ranma from ending up getting the KissOfDeath/[[AccidentalMarriage Kiss of Marriage]] from Shampoo.


* CatchPhrase: "Very tragic story!"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Even the most polite characters refer to him as Mr. [=Guide/Guide=]-san.
* LimitedWardrobe: Always seen in the same faded green Maoist uniform, cap and all, even though it's ''not'' implied to be standard attire for his job.
* NoNameGiven
* PoorCommunicationKills: He fails to disclose the nature of the 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 Jusenkyō ''can'' be drained, just so long as they restore the flow at the source again. And finally, he never says anything about Jusenkyō'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 Tendō Dojo's koi pond can be turned into a 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.
* YouNoTakeCandle: However, unlike Shampoo, his dub voice doesn't use HulkSpeak (although he comes pretty close).

The 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 ½''.

* DamselInDistress: When Ranma first rescues her from Koruma and Masala.
* GirlishPigtails: One on each side of her head, above the ears.
* HairDecorations: Wears flowers in her hair, at the base of each pigtail.
* HellIsComingWithMe: She arrives at Nerima to warn the cast about the Phoenix People's plan to drain 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 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 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 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.