Fridge / Anime

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-Throughout the series, Shokan is seen fighting with his fists and feet, an umbrella, scabbard, and handle of his sword. Other characters such as the One-Eyed-Impaler and the Frozen Wonder incorporate martial arts, but Shokan utilizes tools other than the blade of his sword far more often. There doesn't seem to be a "Thou Shalt Not Kill" policy in play he fairly easily kills mooks without a sharp edge. Seems like an extra waste of effort...[spoiler]until you learn that Shokan's blade is made of wood, and, in order to kill with it, he has to undergo the difficult process of channeling chi through it to give it an edge. Shokan's not intentionally holding himself back, he's actually fighting with less effort this way! [/spoiler]