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YMMV: Flame of Recca
  • Badass Decay: Tokiya in the latter arcs of the manga, giving up his need for Revenge robbed him of several of his competence, notably failing for a trap so obvious that Domon, someone much less intelligent figures out right away.
  • Boring Invincible Hero: Recca, Team Hokage picked this up, especially in the SODOM arc.
  • Complete Monster: See here
  • Cult Classic
  • Damsel Scrappy: Yanagi, particularly her anime incarnation.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Apparently, Kurei.
  • Epileptic Trees: A popular fan theory about Joker being Nanashi in MÄR)
  • Evil Is Sexy: Neon.
  • Foe Yay: One-sided, but Kamui has a very open, very disturbing crush on Kaoru. Later, Recca, after the guy defeats him.
  • Fridge Logic: The process to summon and utilize the eight dragon Resshin is to summon all previous seven dragons (usually in order). While for Recca this gives Resshin's phoenix power to utilize Yanagi as his flame, consider that before he became Resshin, Oka's final dragon was Kokuu, the Laser Dragon. One would assume this meant Kokuu was Oka's ultimate attack...while Recca gets to use him willy-nilly.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Two of Recca's dragons (male) are named Madoka and Homura...
  • Jerkass Woobie: Kurei
  • Memetic Molester: Oh, Kurei.
  • Moral Event Horizon: While in-verse he crosses it, when he gloats on Hisui's death on a crying Fuuko after admitting he staged Hisui's murder of her lover. Out-verse, he crosses it when he kills Kurei's lover and his adopted daughter, Kurenai, just to anger him.
    • Mokuren crosses several times (his beating of Recca's teacher's wife, gloating over Yanagi's suffering and backstabbing Kogenai), but finalizes it with his murder of Mikoto, his lover, for proving to be useless.
    • Kadotsu crosses it when he admits to slaughtering Team Ku easily.
  • Real Women Never Wear Dresses: One of the main reasons why Yanagi is The Scrappy in some circles is because she is never an offensive Action Girl. She did have some backbone and does help out at times in the manga (even if she doesn't fight). However, since the anime seemed to remove that backbone...
  • Too Cool to Live: Joker.

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