These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Magnificent Bastard: Chamberlain Yanagisawa, whose scheming and manipulations to rule over the shogun and Japan have ruined hundreds, if not thousands, of lives and destroyed the honor of many. Not to mention making Sano's life absolutely miserable at every turn.
Replacement Scrappy: When Lord Matsudaira took over as Sano's main antagonist, there was general consensus that he wasn't as good an antagonist as Yanagisawa.