* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Interestingly, the dub. Baki was originally portrayed as dreaming of being the strongest to take down his psychopathic father and for love of fighting. The dub portrays Baki as someone who was born into it, and while he likes fighting, he'd give it up for a nice, normal life.
* EsotericHappyEnding: And how!
* GameBreaker: Yujiro. It's so far beyond {{badass}}, CantCatchUp and VillainSue that it's ridiculous. The defining example of how broken Yujiro is? His article on the other wiki lists what styles he's beaten and destroyed. The list goes on for a while, and ends with ''The Forces of Nature Itself'', with a link to the ''Acts of God article''.
---> '''Baki:''' "Not even cancer or AIDS could do a thing against him."
* MoralEventHorizon: Yujiro's brutal and deadly maiming of Emi, while their son (and everybody else) is incapable of doing anything to stop him.
* NauseaFuel: ''Many'' things in the series, but most of the characters are drawn so muscular and with such little body fat that they look disgusting. It doesn't help that the art style makes them look realistic while simultaneously looking cartoony, making the characters look [[UncannyValley creepy as hell]].
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: The fighting manga genre on acid. At first the series is fairly realistic, albeit pushing your suspension of disbelief. After the Maximum Tournament though, ''all bets are off''. By the time you reach Son Of Ogre you'll be wondering what [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs the hell the author was on]]. Considering the author is a former amateur boxer and practices kempo, you wonder if he has brain damage.
* VillainSue: Interestingly enough though, everyone in the series knows Hanma Yujiro is this as well. Its almost a deconstruction of the fighting manga genre, showing what kind of world it would be if everything revolved around CharlesAtlasSuperPower and MyKungFuisStrongerThanYours, and if there was a real life WorldsStrongestMan. [[BewareTheSuperman It isn't pretty]].