The Spring Of Drowned Man/Woman wouldn't cure Ranma, Mousse, Ryoga, or ShampooThink about Panythose Taro. When he submerged in the Spring of Drowned Octopus, it didn't cancel his previous curse and make him a full octopus with cold water... it MERGED his two curses. Meaning if any of the main cast went into The Spring of Drowned Man/Woman... Ranma would be a male/female hybrid (hermaphrodite?), Mousse would be half-duck half-man, Ryoga half-man half-pig, and Shampoo half-woman half-cat.
Ranma Saotome is Inuyasha's reincarnation.It would be one thing if Inuyasha was just an Expy of Ranma. However, they also share the same voice (in Japanese and post-Season Three English, no less), and Inuyasha bears a very strong resemblance to Ranma in the manga. With Kagome being pinned as Kikyo's reincarnation with less evidence in canon, it's hardly a far-fetched theory. This is assuming that Inuyasha stays in the past (he does) as opposed to going to the future.
Ryoga is Kouga's Reincarnation.Like above, he retained the fangs, why Ranma didn't. I'll chalk that one up to Ryoga's blood line being less diluted, Kouga and his decedents probably bred with demons for much longer, plus Inuyasha was half to begin with. It also explains why Ryoga's superhuman strength dwarfs Ranma's, also dogs seem to like him :3
Akane is Kagome's reincarnation.Like the above two, they are very similar in looks and personality. The biggest difference seems to be how they were raised, Akane was the youngest and practiced martial arts in a Dojo while Kagome was the oldest in a temple being a shrine maiden. Besides, why should only the male sides of the love triangle be reincarnated? The two are way to similar to have it be just chance that they are both in love with half men that do the impossible and constantly pound said man into the ground even when it isn't necessary.
The Jusenkyo Preservation Society wasn't trying to stop the cursed heroes to stop transforming.This is going to require some explanation. In the 48th episode of the anime, everyone in the series who has been cursed is captured by a mysterious group called the Jusenkyo Preservation Society. They are convinced that, with proper training, the cursed characters can learn to turn the cursed forms on and off. I think that maybe they weren't trying to turn off the transformation... they were trying to convince them they WERE their respective cursed forms. Once the "training" is complete, every time anyone is put into their cursed forms, they convince themselves they are those identities and immediately adopt the personality of their respective form. The warrior Kin'nii has undergone this training, which is why he acts like his views of a priest whenever he is put into his cursed form. Here's a link to the episode.
Ryouga is distantly descended from the Musk DynastyThose fangs are apparently genetic, and he demonstrates a level of raw strength and endurance that can, even in the Ranmaverse, easily be attributed to a trace of the Dynasty's animal blood.
Ranma is sterile.Every time he changes genders, he floods his reproductive organs with the other gender's sex hormones. Even if the transformation wipes all, say, all the estrogen from his system when he turns back into a man, the constant crashing back and forth can't be good for his sperm count or her ovaries. Add to this that Girl Ranma never seems to menstruate and it would appear the Tendos would be best served finding another man to sire an heir.
Ranma is asexual.A possible extension of his sterility, Ranma shows no sexual interest whatsoever in anyone, anywhere, ever. He seems more worried and annoyed than aroused whenever the many females try and jump him, especially when they are nude at the time. He even purchased Woman Repellent from an Herbalist in China, which he eventually used on Happosai. Maybe he's just Crazy-Prepared, but it doesn't say good things for his sex life.
Happosai is a pedophile.Look: he is constantly stealing underwear from a high school, and out of the three Tendo sisters he attempts to molest Akane the most. Kasumi is eighteen, and he barely even notices her, while constantly bothering the sixteen year old Akane and Ranma.
The Hibikis are the descendants of Inuyasha and KikyoTheir part-demon ancestry is the source of their superhuman strength, and their sense of direction is the result of a curse Naraku laid on them as he finally died. Ryouga is attracted to Akane and girls who look like Akane because his family has a tendency to marry their cousins (who will understand about the curse) leading to a very strong resemblance among the Hibiki females to their maternal ancestor, Kikyo, who looks like Akane.
The events of this series are in a multidimensional nexus.This is why Ranma is crossed over with everything. The events happen in every universe. Yes, even this one.
Ranma will have his own son, who will be sent back in time by a time-travel curse and adopted by Genma and Nodoka Saotome.Because any series that can have this WMG should have this WMG. With the time frames in the "Ranma is Sterile" guess responses above, it wouldn't be impossible for Ranma to artificially inseminate hirself (even by accident), and Chinese curses have been thrown around left and right in the series, getting more and more ridiculous, so what's being flung irreversibly back in time? (If I could have made Ranma his own daughter, just for added irony points toward the "man amongst men" oath, I would have.)
Ranmaverse will become the Bobobo Bobobobo verse in the futureBecause their martial arts and curses are too similar (in weirdness, that is) to let such WMG pass.
Nobody drowned in the Nannichuan.A translation error happened where "Spring of Drowned _____" was actually originally called "Spring of Immersed _____". They're all like Spring of Drowned Akane. (This explains Spring of Immersed Octopus). And no, not a manga translation error, but a translation from [ancient dialect] to whatever form of Chinese the locals and/or travel guide spoke.
Getting exposed to water from the Nannichuan is the worst thing that can happen to Ranma, or any cursed individual.Take exhibit A: Pantyhose Taro. When he got dunked in the Spring of the Drowned Eldritch Abomination, and then a second Spring of the Octopus, instead of having the Octopus curse override the Oh-God-Whatthehellisthat form, it added on, creating something worse. By this logic, if Ranma got what he wanted, he would end up being a futa or a dude with a vagina/gynecomastia/androgynous when splashed. Of course Takahashi's answer to this would be obvious.
Shampoo's hair color is neither blue nor purple.Shampoo's hair has no specific color: the hue is always changing depending on the current temperature and humidity in the air.
Ryoga's sense of direction isn't bad. He's cursed/blessed with a sense of direction to be exactly where and when he needs to be. Just not where he often wants to be.Not my WMG, lost in the Great Crash? It's based off of a fan fiction or something. Basically Ryoga always ends up where he wants/needs to be at the cost of being able to find where he wants to be.
The first opening song is so awesome it can bring world peaceSeriously, listen. If you would play that over the entire planet at once everybody would put down their weapons and we could all sing kumbaya together in a giant peace sign. Unfortunately, it will be stuck in everybody's head for many years after words.
Ranma is not Genma's son. Or even daughter half the time. He doesn't look anything like Genma does, even in flashbacks to Genma's younger days. And yeah I'll buy getting a certain amount of looks from Nodoka, but not that much, especially in male form. Given Ranma's resemblance to Ryoga I'm betting Hibiki senior got "lost" somewhere around Nodoka's bedroom one night while Genma and Soun were away on a training trip. Come to that Akane isn't much like Soun or her sisters but is awfully like Ranma and Ryouga in temperament, interest, and general looks, so a similar thing may have happened there too.
Ranma and Genma are two souls trapped in a loop. Okay, so this may take a little bit of explaining (sorry!). Once upon a time there were "Genma" and "Ranma" ("G" and "R"). G was a horrible parent to R (kind of like in the series). In the end, because R had had such a negative life, the Powers That Be reincarnated G and R, however in the new incarnation, "G" was the son, and "R" was the father, allowing R!Daddy to treat G!Son the way that R!Son had been treated. Unfortunately, since he had grown up as R!Son with only his fathers values, he unconsciously treats G!Son as bas as- if not worse than G!Daddy treated him. As such, the Powers That Be cycle them through again, leading it back to G!Daddy and R!Son. However, with the values that R!Daddy instilled in G!Son based on what G!Daddy1 had taught R!Son1... Well, you get the idea- they'll keep cycling. At least, until the end of the world or something. Or until the powers That Be get their heads out of their butts, and figure everything out. Until then, R and G will be trapped in a cycle of rebirth together.
Pantyhose Taro is the son of Ranma and AkaneOkay, stick with me here on this. Now in the anime the woman shown in flashbacks is virtually identical to Akane (even more than Only Six Faces accounts for), and we know from Herb et al in the Manga that the descendants of Jusenkyo cursed tend to inherit characteristics of their parents. So any kid of Ranma's would trend to the androgynous, just like Pantyhose does. So for some reason Akane and Ranma end up going back in time and Taro gets conceived, born, cursed twice over (Jusenkyo and his name) by Happosai and to let the Stable Time Loop play out Ranma and Akane have to let him go off to seek vengeance.
Mousse isn't short-sightedHe is long-sighted. It makes perfect sense that someone who is long-sighted would choose a ranged attack like Mousse's and he has no apparent problems with accuracy at range especially since a set of spectacles would be a prime target in a fight, so if you remove his glasses he can still use his fighting style. He also can't identify people close up without his glasses, which is the opposite of short-sighted people.
It's Ryoga's fault that Ranma and Genma didn't get cured.The reason that Ranma and Genma, canonically, were still in cursed form and hadn't gotten cured when they wandered into Shampoo's village was because they left Jusenkyo without getting some Nanniichuan. According to Ryoga's flashback to when he got his curse, he only got out of the Spring of Drowned Pig because Genma, in panda form, fished him out and carried him to the Guide's house to have him for lunch. Luckily for Ryoga, the Guide was suspicious enough to toss him into a wok full of boiling water first. Between Ryoga's temperament, and his totally justifiable fury that this weird old man and this bizarre panda would try and eat him, Genma and the Guide had no choice but to run for it, grabbing Ranma as they went and escaping Ryoga (who can almost never follow something once he takes his eyes off of it). They headed to Shampoo's village for some reason, supplies perhaps, and... well, things got complicated there and they had to leave China in a hurry, lest Shampoo take Ranma-chan's head and put it on a pike.
Akane knows Ryoga and P-chan are the same, she's faking ignorance to make Ranma jealous.Ryoga's status as P-chan seems to be Akane's one true blind spot, yet she normally doesn't display such Selective Obliviousness. Furthermore, Ryoga transformed from P-chan to himself twice by jumping into Soun's bath and walking away; surely Soun must have told his own daughter that her pet was actually a human. Akane does, however, have something of a ruthless streak and has been known to take advantage of Ryoga's crush on her at several points in the series for the explicit purpose of making Ranma feel jealous. So, Akane is pretending to never realize that Ryoga is P-chan because it means she can use "P-chan" as a way to make Ranma feel jealous, perhaps in the hope that this will finally make him come out and admit that he loves her.
Shampoo is feigning her Hulk Speak "speech impediment" to be underestimated.As ditzy as she can be, Shampoo really is quite cunning and ruthless, and pretending to be dumber than you are is a traditional way of getting opponents to let their guard down around you. She also has a fluent, eloquent conversation with Mousse in one late manga story, though it is somewhat ambiguous as to whether she's talking in Japanese or her native language.
Pantyhose Taro's cursed spring didn't come from four drowned animals.The Jusenkyo Guide describes the back story behind every cursed spring as a "legend" from X-thousand years ago, but who says that every one of them has to be true? Perhaps, once upon a time, there did live an actual race of giant, winged minotaurs in that region of China, and the Guide's "explanation" is just him/his ancestors making stuff up because said race was not well-known.
The real reason why Ranma is so reluctant to go further in his relationships...As usual, it's all Genma's fault. The training journey made Ranma one hell of a martial artist, sure, but the caution-to-the-winds nature wreaked havoc on his philosophy, instilling a sort of "never do anything unless there's something in it for you" motto on him. After all, when you don't even know where your next meal is going to come from, your top priority has to be yourself. In this sense, his subconscious is telling him that NONE of his suitors have that much to offer him if he did marry them - he far outclasses all of them in fighting skill, after all. Kodachi is rich, but money never seemed to hold all that much meaning to Ranma except in a vague sort of "this is the stuff that keeps a roof over your head" kind of way. Conclusion? Genma has made sure, consciously or otherwise, that Ranma and romance are largely doomed to fail.
Of all known Jusenkyo curses, the Spring of the Drowned Man would be the best one to have in Real LifeA simple WMG, but still a fundamental one if you were to accidentally find yourself at Jusenkyo. Naturally this excludes any same species or same-sex curses (man into Drowned man spring for example) as that would obviously be the best fate to befall you. Ryoga's piglet form needs no explanation; a quick tour of the Fridge Horror or Blessed with Suck pages will reveal all the unpleasantness of that particular curse. Shampoo's Cat form, Mousse's duck form and Pantyhose Taro's Octopus form (on its own) for the exact, yet slightly less pronounced, reasons as Ryoga. Taro's main form, the Yeti-riding-Bull-carrying-Crane-and-Eel, would only be good if you were a martial artist who didn't mind being a hulking, two meter tall monster. For any normal person who only cares about shopping, going to work and drinking on a Friday night, this monster transformation would probably get you gunned down by the army, or at the very least completely shunned out of society. Genma's Panda form again for similar reasons; although you would probably end up in a zoo instead; hoping that, one day, someone might just spill a piping hot cup of tea through your bars. The Curse of the Drowned girl is often portrayed as neutral in the manga, but in real life, if you were a strong man suddenly finding his size, strength and reach halved, it would certainly lead to many complications - especially if you were a soldier or a builder for example. The spring of the Drowned Man however... how many women could honestly see the flaw in temporarily (or permanently) becoming stronger and more powerful every time in rained? The only disadvantage mentioned in the manga is that the male form is slightly slower than the female form... but unless you're a track runner, it should in no way prove to be anything more than a slight inconvenience. I can guarantee any Jusenkyo curse omitted from this list incorporates the Ryoga or Genma flaws in some fashion - either being small and weak or large and liable to get you killed.
Ranma characters can be interpreted as having Street Fighter videogame identities.The only Street Fighter character that very likely actually is an expy is Makoto to Akane, but when playing the game it is very easy to pretend that one of the characters is the Ranma counterpart. There's Kumon Ryu<->Guile, Ranma<->Ken, Ryoga<->Ryu, Ukyo<->Ibuki, Kasumi<->Rose, Nabiki<->Juri (or Nabiki<->Crimson Viper, with Kodachi<->Juri, depending on which version you subscribe to), and possibly even Mousse<->Vega. Can anybody think of other fits?
The spring's curseIf say a human girl fell into the spring of the drowned girl she would look like the original girl, but if a man or animal fell in they'd be human female versions of them selves, though they may have some slight traits of the original (all those who fell in that spring seam to be busty). Now if they fell into the Akane spring the men and animals would still turn into human female versions of them selves (though potentially with smaller breasts) the reason the bird woman turned into an exact copy of Akane was she already had a drowned girl curse so the two mixed. This would apply to all cursed springs.
Each spring has a set genderSo for example if both a boy and a girl fell into the spring of the baby black pig they would both turn into baby black pigs of the same gender
Ranma-chan won't age much moreThink about it "girl" is an age specific term, so Ranma's female form will probably only age with him until age 18, into the very early 20's at most. Ranma's girl form was regressed when he was under the influence of those. AR mushrooms because he would still be a "girl" albeit more literally. Likewise since the cure is the spring of drowned "man", if a young boy fell in, he would probably turn to about 18 years old as well.
Ranma is a Mt F TranssexualOkay this one may be a stretch but hear me out. S/he is the soul heir to a to the Anything-goes style and has to procreate with a Tendo, for it to live on. There's also that pesky promise hir dad made to hir mother. In short, s/he is OBLIGATED by familial ties to be a man. She is indeed a bit of a tomboy and likes martial arts. In the infamous "pretty womanhood" episode s/he describes her past and her memories of being male quite accurate to what transsexuals feel. She pretends to hate her cursed form because she fears allowing herself to enjoy it will result in her being unable to go back to her male lifestyle and fulfill her duties. Though a particular image song as well as several outings imply, the LADY doth protest too much. In the pretty womanhood episode, she takes a spill and acts exaggeratedly feminine due to a potent mix of head trauma and working out her anxieties and gender dysphoria by embracing her proper gender identity. Getting hit on the head, doesn't cause a new gender identity, regardless of the fact Ranma happened to have boobs at the time, she was a girl BEFORE.
Ryoga's Sense of Direction is a Family CurseIt seems that everyone in the family has this problem. Even those added to the family by marriage.I assume the name is attached to the Hibiki family, I'm not sure if women marrying (and thus changing their surname) would then be "cured"
Ryoga's Sense of direction gets worse as he agesAnd likewise for his parents. He was able to at least attend school several times a week when he was in middle school, hence the "bread feud" By the time he is high school aged he clearly no longer was able to attend school regularly without a lot of help to get to and from school, not to say nothing of how academically behind he is behind other people his age. His parents are never seen are gone from home for months at a time.
Ukyo Kuonji was raised the same exact way Ryuunosuke Fujinami was from Urusei Yatsura.Other than the fact both were confused as boys despite being female there are other things this bother this troper. When Ukyo was first introduced she was dressed as a boy and was given the boy's name Ukyo. Then it turns out there is another character who was also given a boy's name and dresses like a boy, Ryuunosuke! So I guess Mr. Kuonji wanted a son so he forced his daughter to dress like a boy, raise him as a boy and gave him a boy name. Now not much about Ukyo's past is revealed and keep in mind that she was like this BEFORE Ranma and Genma stole her cart. Also the freaky part of this thought is both characters are missing mothers, Now it was confirmed Ryuunosuke's mother died during childbirth but as for Ukyo her mother was never seen nor mentioned. Coincidence?
Happosai is an Underpants GnomeThis is self-explanatory.
The Chinese Amazons are members of the Qiang Minority.Based primarily on their societal structure and social beliefs.
Nabiki is secretly one of the most powerful characters in the show.If she actually joined a fight, she'd either have broken the series or become the prototype for Aizen. Or both. Think about it. She's the only one in the series with fully effective Plot Armor and has demonstrated the ability to one-shot both Happosai and Copycat Ken (disguised as Happosai) at the same time. While also eating some kind of bread and reading a manga or magazine. In fact, she's the only character able to consistently ward off Happosai's attempts at perversion. She's also conspicuously absent when her presence would require a demonstration of martial ability to avoid injury, and shows knowledge that her absence was to her benefit when she returns at the end of an episode when all the trouble's died down. It is possible that Nabiki wasn't the one Ranma was saving from a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown when she tried auctioning him to his fiancťes. Also, she's Dangerously Genre Savvy and Rumiko Takahashi is stated to have an affection for her. Which for a character means God loves her and she knows it, and that in turn would explain why she's grown progressively less subtle about being a bitch over the course of the series. This is taken Up to Eleven when both the 'dead mother' and 'middle child' cards are pulled to sucker Ranma (and probably the audience) into believing she's got a Freudian Excuse or two, but even those aren't things she genuinely cares about, just more pity party meal tickets. In effect, her Plot Armor is so thick you can't even hurt her feelings.
There will always be a cure for Jusenkyo victims.In other words: creatures that fall into the springs will not be cursed if there's no spring around that would serve as a cure. If you grab a penguin or some other animal that has not yet drowned in a Jusenkyo spring, it will not be cursed no matter which spring you throw it in. If you drown it, it'll create a Spring of Drowned Penguin, and from that point on, penguins will be considered "fair game" for all the Jusenkyo springs.
Jusenkyo curses "evolve" the longer they're kept around.Most of the Jusenkyo-cursed characters we see in the series have had their curses for a year, tops. Ergo, they keep all aspects of their personality when they transform. Anime-only character Kin'Nee, however, instantly does a 180 in personality when his curse is triggered, because he was cursed at a young age and kept the curse (for whatever reason) well into adulthood. Also note that Kin'Nee's curse ought to qualify for another mere "Spring of Drowned Man", and thus have no effect on him, but instead turns him into an entirely different man. What if the man he turns into is the priest who originally drowned in the spring? Note that girl-type Ranma, at a glance, is essentially a shorter Ranma with boobs and red hair. What if the girl who originally drowned in the Spring of Drowned Girl looked nothing like girl-type Ranma does, except for the red hair? The longer that Ranma goes without getting his curse cured, the closer his cursed form will grow to resemble the original drowned girl, in both appearance and personality. (I realize that Taro is the largest piece of counter evidence to this theory, as he's had his curse for pretty much most of his life. However, Kin'Nee is still older than he is, and could theoretically have had his curse longer.)
Jusenkyo curses don't merely shapeshift their victims...Physical discomfort is rarely, if ever, displayed by curse victims when they transform (several times, they don't even notice until it's pointed out). What if the curses aren't a matter of merely twisting and warping their flesh and bones? Sure, one could say that A Wizard Did It, but where's the fun in that? As soon as someone hits the water in a spring, the powers behind Jusenkyo craft an entirely new body (a la the haunted mirror) that serves as their "cursed form". From then on, whenever a curse victim is splashed with cold water, their non-cursed body is simply swapped with their cursed body; their mind/soul/whatever stays where it is. In either form, their "alternate form" is stored in a cave or something beneath Jusenkyo, ready to be summoned whenever cold/hot water rears its unwanted head. Wounds/mind control/whatever that one form suffers are generally transferred to the corresponding areas on the alternate form, wherever it is. This also serves as a handy little solution to the "pregnant Ranma" debacle; the fetus would be transported with its "mother" to the aforementioned cavern. The male form remains unaffected, as it does not possess corresponding organs. Of course, that opens up a good old can of Fridge Horror...
Ranma, his allies, and rivals are becoming bad publicity.Somehow, there is an unseen reporter who manages to find out what they did and manages to pin all that blame on them. They don't know it's reported because they don't read or watch the news.
Nabiki was working for the social service!!The abusive nature of Genma to Ranma attracted the attention of the social service in the very first episode. They needed someone who is a bad seed but can be easily persuaded with favors and is willing to do it for money. That's when Nabiki gets the call and has a wire planted on her. She manages to report of what Genma did throughout the show. Because of the wire, the service finds out about the robbing of the Saotome family treasure and the attack on Nodoka, Ranma's mother, by throwing a table on her, and makes Nabiki report this to a pawnshop store owner. This would explain of when Genma attempts to pawn the heirloom for money, he shows him a ticket to show the ancestors owned him. At the end chapter, when Ranma and Akane are about to get married, the social service ordered Nabiki to ruin the wedding by sending Ukyo, the Kudos, and the others in order to get the bad people in one go.
Mousse really wants to hit Shampoo for being with Ranma.If only we know if there's a rule to make him hold back...
The waters of the cursed spring come from the Fountain of Salmacis.The curse was a result of the Greek demigod Hermaphroditus, after merging with the nymph Salmacis, desiring those who make contact with the fountain to suffer a similar fate as him. Somehow, someone got the water from the fountain and brought it to China where it was poured into the springs.
Jusenkyo was created by the crash of a Prawn vessel.Clarke's Third Law is applied here. The unusually high concentrations of fluid made that the springs can easily absorb new DNA and provoke fast transformations, also known as curses, to those who are exposed to it, then to matching stimuli. This actually matches a fringe theory about how aliens supposedly crashed (and, according to some, still live) in the real-life Bayan Har Shan region, where Jusenkyo is in the manga.
Nabiki unwittingly saved Ranma and Akane.Despite being the bitch that she is, she unknowingly let them advanced through the plot. Therefore, if there's a punishment for her in the end, despite getting away in the end, it's them going on all thanks to Nabiki herself.
Cursed forms provide the instincts of the body, but overlay the human mind over it, much like Animorphs.Ranma, as a girl, notably goes into Pervert Revenge Mode several times, or at least reacts with aggression and anger to perversion most of the time, particularly from Happosai. This could be his personal distastes. Ranma can flirt effectively when "she" wants to, and has a cute feminine smile and body postures at times. Shampoo, on the introduction of her cursed form, acts much like a real cat, especially in showing her dislike for Akane. She couldn't have expected her attack/aggression to have any effect due to the size difference, and there was no logical reason to hiss at Akane. Genma may be calmer as a panda, and this may explain his not transforming back when he easily could have - if he is more relaxed, he may see little reason to transform back. Most of the time when he does change back, he needs to - to talk or eat human food. P-Chan has mannerisms of a scared, small animal at times. Kin'nee is the ultimate example, although he is only semi-canonical, Played for Laughs, and it can be debated to what extent being a pacifist is instinct.
The ending of Inuyasha created the Ranma 1/2 universe.After the ending of Inuyasha, when Kagome stayed in the past it ended up creating a new future since there is no more time travel possible with the closing of the well for good. Due to this, a new time would appear and five hundred or so years after the Feudal Era, the world of Ranma is created. Demons are not around, but the Tokyo area is just weird. This is due to the world changing in the past with Inuyasha, Miroku, Sango, and Kagome bringing on a different sequence of events than what happened the first time through. More specifically, ways for humans to fight demons stuck around and evolved, perhaps creating the society that allowed martial artists to defend the area like they are asked to do. This also creates a lack of police for they aren't useful against threats like that. Spoiler
Nabiki Tendo is Laura Calvin from the Santa Clause.IF Mrs. Tendo didn't die. Why? Because they have the same hair.
It is Shampoo's fault that Akane is as angry as she is.Before Shampoo blocked Ranma from Akane's memories, Akane, while angry, wasn't scary super angry that started to show up more and more. The reason? By forcing Akane's ANGER through the block, Akane will always think of Ranma with anger since that is what made her remember him. Therefore, Shampoo made Akane be as angry as she is.
Nabiki is the way she is because of her mother's death.Maybe I'm being a bit generous, but out of the three Tendo sisters, Nabiki seems to acknowledge the death of her mother the least of them. While Kasumi remembers her mother fondly and has worked to take her place, because somebody had to try and raise her sisters (since Soun is an idiot, but there are some things a girl needs a mom to explain) while Akane doesn't seem to remember much of her mom and instead latches onto Kasumi. We don't know how old Nabiki was when Mrs. Tendo passed away, but we can assume she was old enough to remember her. However, unlike her sisters, she just couldn't deal with it at all. Her obsession with money could have arisen from wishing they could have afforded treatment for her, or possibly her Money Fetish stems from wanting to never be in a vulnerable position like her mother was as she was dying.
Ranma is a mutant.Ranma is the best because he believes he is. He can learn new techniques so fast because he believes he can. Since he doesn't know that he is reality warping so things go his way when he has confidence that they will. And things go really badly when he thinks they will in the back of his mind.
Ryoga and his family have a teleportation ability which they cannot control... the three of them have mistaken it for them simply having a bad sense of direction.I feel like that's the most logical explanation. They could eventually use this as an advantage if they trained themselves correctly.
Had Ranma and Genma waited the end of the tournament before gorging themselves when they arrived at Joketsuzoku, Shampoo would have offered them the food anywayThe idea is that hospitality is usually a big thing in isolated communities and the food of the prize for the tournament winner was ready to eat. It's likely the food would be 'awarded' to Shampoo, that would then offer it to the presents... Including the wandering martial artist and her panda, who were obviously hungry. Hence how pissed she was and how shocked the witnesses were: they thought the Jusenkyo Guide had warned them beforehand. Then she calmed because she thought Ranma had realized what she had just done and was offering to let herself get beaten up to pay for her crime.
The Chinese Amazons are the descendants of the actual Amazons on the run from the Romans, and living in the mountains out of fear they'll be foundBack when they still lived on the Black Sea they betrayed an alliance with Rome, and given the Romans' genocidal mindset when dealing with betrayal the Amazons (or at least those who survived) ran all the way to China. Later they started raiding the various areas until they ran into the inhabitants of Liqian, saw they looked like the Romans, and ran as hell, stopping near the Qiang people because their matriarcal tradition offered them Plausible Deniability. With time they started intermarrying with them, and only the strange hair colour remains of the genetics of the ancient Amazons... But the modern Amazons (those who didn't join the Qiangs, at least) still live in fear the Romans will chase them down.
Ranma cannot marry anyone but ShampooBy defeating her in the village, Ranma actually married Shampoo, and given it happened there the Chinese government would be inclined to accept it as the Amazons applying their cultural rights, if anyone bothered registering it with them. That's why Shampoo isn't trying to assassinate her rivals anymore: she or Cologne registered the marriage, and, given both Chinese and Japanese laws, cannot marry anyone else unless he gets a divorce in China (something the Chinese bureaucrats would be inclined to sabotage to stick it to the Japanese guy who seduced one of their compatriots. We know it's not true, but it's more likely they'll misunderstand this way), and the only reason they aren't dragging Ranma off to China as the runaway husband is that they aren't that callous and would like for Ranma to actually fall for Shampoo before springing the news on him.