Fridge / Urusei Yatsura

  • In one manga chapter there was a pseudo-sportive competition between the classes of Tomobiki High, and Ran protested that one class had a crushing physical advantage over the others. Given the nature of the competition and the experience the students have on them, Ataru's outrageous speed, Lum's ability to fly and Mendo's arm strength weren't crushing... Then an episode showed that one of their classmates is Kenshiro. Who is faster than Ataru, stronger than Mendo, and already knows how everyone moves. Ran was protesting his presence. And the headmaster missed him (thus explaining how easily his class won).
  • Rei is never seen without his rocket pack—other Oni can fly but he can't (possibly as a side effect of his bovine lycanthropy) so it's equivalent to a human using a wheelchair. When Ataru gloats over getting to fly the school's light aircraft, Jariten thinks it's ludicrous that someone would be proud of needing to use a machine just to fly.
  • Many (in and out of universe) have wondered why Lum puts up with Ataru. The explanation is easy, and indirectly provided by Ataru himself: because he put up with her back when she ruined his chance at marriage, forced her way in his home, ruined his relationship with his girlfriend, and started zapping him if he did as much as look flirty with another girl. Not only that, but when he had a perfect chance to send her back to her planet with Rei (Lum promising she would get back with him if he could say an entire phrase in Japanese, something he did by reading it) he wasted it (he, along the Stormtroopers, denied that Rei had completed his challenge) because Lum was that desperate to not get back with him. Considering this, Lum being a Love Martyr makes a lot more sense.
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