* BadassDecay - Fudo suffers from a chronic case of BadassDecay, brought on by his AmnesiacDissonance. Kaida suffers a similar affliction, but arguably has had a softer side all along.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter - Tristan comes across as a bumbling fool, generally unlucky, and shunned by his sister, partners, and love interests especially early in the story and in flashbacks.