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** [[spoiler: When Toujou points out that even if he wins against him, he'll still have to fight all the soldiers of the Muhou Ryu, he answers that, even alone, he'll go on and save Naoyoshi.]]

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** [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Toujou points out that even if he wins against him, he'll still have to fight all the soldiers of the Muhou Ryu, he answers that, even alone, he'll go on and save Naoyoshi.]]



** [[spoiler: After finally realizing how to really use the Sadanaga, he gets a handful of new levels, enough to kill a member of Jinsuke's Personal Corps.]]
** [[spoiler: Eventually confirmed in chapter 188 that he has indeed surpassed Kai and is now giving a harsh lesson to ''Kujou Mario'' aka Jinsuke's second in command and the only one other than Jin that mastered all the forms of his school.]]

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** [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After finally realizing how to really use the Sadanaga, he gets a handful of new levels, enough to kill a member of Jinsuke's Personal Corps.]]
** [[spoiler: Eventually [[spoiler:Eventually confirmed in chapter 188 that he has indeed surpassed Kai and is now giving a harsh lesson to ''Kujou Mario'' aka Jinsuke's second in command and the only one other than Jin that mastered all the forms of his school.]]



** [[spoiler: Post TimeSkip, when he saw what [[OffWithHisHead Tsuchiryuu did to his pupils.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: Post [[spoiler:Post TimeSkip, when he saw what [[OffWithHisHead Tsuchiryuu did to his pupils.]]]]pupils]]]].



** [[spoiler: Post TimeSkip we have "Hao", Lord of Destruction, which can remove a man's limbs with ease and break down gates.]]

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** [[spoiler: Post [[spoiler:Post TimeSkip we have "Hao", Lord of Destruction, which can remove a man's limbs with ease and break down gates.]]



** [[spoiler: Also, throwing your broken but still sharp sword stump at your opponet's helpless brother so that he'll be wide open for your next attack.]]

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** [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, throwing your broken but still sharp sword stump at your opponet's helpless brother so that he'll be wide open for your next attack.]]



* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Killed by Iori's Kosen.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: After realizing that his chains weren't enough to hold Iori.]]

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* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Killed ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
[[spoiler:Killed
by Iori's Kosen.]]
Kosen]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After realizing that his chains weren't enough to hold Iori.]]



* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: After Ryuuho's death he decides to quit and reveals some details about the Muhou Ryu to Gama and Kashitarou.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: After [[spoiler:After Ryuuho's death he decides to quit and reveals some details about the Muhou Ryu to Gama and Kashitarou.]]Kashitarou]].



* [[spoiler: TheUnfought: He decides to not fight Gama.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheUnfought: He [[spoiler:He decides to not fight Gama.]]
Gama]].



* [[spoiler: DiagonalCut: How Gensai killed him.]]

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* [[spoiler: DiagonalCut: How [[spoiler:How Gensai killed him.]]him]].



* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Yes, Gensai is faster than you, has broken your precious sword in half and has cut you down before you realized it.]]

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* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Yes, [[spoiler:Yes, Gensai is faster than you, has broken your precious sword in half and has cut you down before you realized it.]]



* BigBad: Possibly. [[spoiler: Later gets killed by Jinsuke.]]
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim: Offpanel to boot.]]

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* BigBad: Possibly. [[spoiler: Later gets killed by Jinsuke.]]
Jinsuke]].
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim: Offpanel [[spoiler:Offpanel to boot.]]boot]].



* [[spoiler: RedHerring: In the end he was just a disposable pawn.]]

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* [[spoiler: RedHerring: In [[spoiler:In the end he was just a disposable pawn.]]
pawn]].



* [[spoiler: BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: After the tournament, he's both the Daimyo and close to his mother... however, he's nothing but a puppet in hers and Jinsuke's hands.]]

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* [[spoiler: BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: After BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
[[spoiler:After
the tournament, he's both the Daimyo and close to his mother... however, he's nothing but a puppet in hers and Jinsuke's hands.]]hands]].



* [[spoiler: PuppetKing: Or rather, Puppet Daimyo after the Tournament.]]

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* [[spoiler: PuppetKing: Or [[spoiler:Or rather, Puppet Daimyo after the Tournament.]]Tournament]].



* [[spoiler: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Post time skip, Jinsuke managed to made a game out of this: The Ogame Ryuu has a month for reaching Unabara, defeating the Muhou Ryuu and save Naoyoshi, who's now no longer of use to him. If they fail to reach him in time, Naoyoshi will be executed. To cup it all, even the Bakufu agents are now aiming for his life.]]

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* [[spoiler: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Post [[spoiler:Post time skip, Jinsuke managed to made a game out of this: The Ogame Ryuu has a month for reaching Unabara, defeating the Muhou Ryuu and save Naoyoshi, who's now no longer of use to him. If they fail to reach him in time, Naoyoshi will be executed. To cup it all, even the Bakufu agents are now aiming for his life.]]



* [[spoiler: EnfantTerrible: The youngest child, but still a prick.]]
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Gets ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice InTheBack by Banri.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: When Banri tells him that he gives up.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: To Naoyoshi, cementing him as a great bastard.]]
* [[spoiler: SmugSnake: His true colors when revealed.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's the only brother who's kind to Naoyoshi. [[spoiler: Subverted, when Naoyoshi wanted to compete in the Unabara Tournament he felt betrayed, because he took it as Naoyoshi taking arms even against him.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: A textbook example. Also a case of SoreLoser.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: InUniverse, when Naoyoshi told him about his intention of joining the competition. Another told by him when Shingo's defeated.]]

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* [[spoiler: EnfantTerrible: The [[spoiler:The youngest child, but still a prick.]]
prick]].
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Gets [[spoiler:Gets ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice InTheBack by Banri.]]
Banri]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: When Banri tells him that he gives up.]]
up]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To Naoyoshi, cementing him as a great bastard.]]
bastard]].
* [[spoiler: SmugSnake: His [[spoiler:His true colors when revealed.]]
revealed]].
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's the only brother who's kind to Naoyoshi. [[spoiler: Subverted, when Naoyoshi wanted to compete in the Unabara Tournament he felt betrayed, because he took it as Naoyoshi taking arms even against him.]]
him]].
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: A [[spoiler:A textbook example. Also a case of SoreLoser.]]
SoreLoser]].
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: InUniverse, [[spoiler:InUniverse, when Naoyoshi told him about his intention of joining the competition. Another told by him when Shingo's defeated.]]defeated]].



* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: He's hired by the Muhou Ryuu post TimeSkip, and was working with Jinsuke from the beginning.]]

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* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: He's [[spoiler:He's hired by the Muhou Ryuu post TimeSkip, and was working with Jinsuke from the beginning.]]beginning]].



* TortureTechnician: Seems to be one [[spoiler: in the Muhou Ryu.]]
* [[spoiler: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It seems like Naosuke forgot about him, so if he died during the bakufu attack or survived is unknown. He apparently reappears in ''Shura'' working for the Shogunate.]]

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* TortureTechnician: Seems to be one [[spoiler: in the Muhou Ryu.]]
Ryu]].
* [[spoiler: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It [[spoiler:It seems like Naosuke forgot about him, so if he died during the bakufu attack or survived is unknown. He apparently reappears in ''Shura'' working for the Shogunate.]]
Shogunate]].



* [[spoiler: ManipulativeBitch: She's willing to help Jinsuke by manipulating her own son.]]

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* [[spoiler: ManipulativeBitch: She's [[spoiler:She's willing to help Jinsuke by manipulating her own son.]]son]].


* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: Loses his arm to Jinsuke while trying to finish him off with Nobori Hiryuu.]]

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* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: Loses [[spoiler:Loses his arm to Jinsuke while trying to finish him off with Nobori Hiryuu.]]Hiryuu]].



* [[spoiler: ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Betrays the Muhou Ryuu in order to avenge his former master.]]

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* [[spoiler: ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Betrays ChronicBackstabbingDisorder:
[[spoiler:Betrays
the Muhou Ryuu in order to avenge his former master.]]master]].



* [[spoiler: KilledMidSentence: Shouldn't have taken Iori so lightly...]]
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect and WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed by Iori a few panels before his introduction.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledMidSentence: Shouldn't [[spoiler:Shouldn't have taken Iori so lightly...]]
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect and WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed [[spoiler:Killed by Iori a few panels before his introduction.]]
introduction]].



* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect and WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed by Iori a few panels before his introduction.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect and WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed [[spoiler:Killed by Iori a few panels before his introduction.]]



* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect and WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed by Iori a few panels before his introduction.]]
* YouShallNotPass: If only he hadn't tried it on [[spoiler: Iori.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect and WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed [[spoiler:Killed by Iori a few panels before his introduction.]]
introduction]].
* YouShallNotPass: If only he hadn't tried it on [[spoiler: Iori.]]
Iori]].



* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim: Unceremoniously killed by Gensai before he could do anything interesting.]]

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* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim: Unceremoniously [[spoiler:Unceremoniously killed by Gensai before he could do anything interesting.]]interesting]].



* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: Textbook example.]]

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* [[spoiler: %%* WeHardlyKnewYe: Textbook example.]]



* [[spoiler: GuestStarPartyMember: For the Ogame Force during the assault on Unabara Castle.]]
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Under the orders of his master.]]

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* [[spoiler: GuestStarPartyMember: For [[spoiler:For the Ogame Force during the assault on Unabara Castle.]]
Castle]].
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Under [[spoiler:Under the orders of his master.]]master]].



* [[spoiler: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last time we saw him, Yashichi was carrying him away, and apparently Kibe was still alive.]]

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* [[spoiler: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The [[spoiler:The last time we saw him, Yashichi was carrying him away, and apparently Kibe was still alive.]]
alive]].



* [[spoiler: {{Anticlimax}}: He does perform well, but he's killed by Shinnojo when he's distracted by a rambling Ichiou wanting his Ginkan back. Even Iori calls Shin out on that.]]

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* [[spoiler: {{Anticlimax}}: He [[spoiler:He does perform well, but he's killed by Shinnojo when he's distracted by a rambling Ichiou wanting his Ginkan back. Even Iori calls Shin out on that.]]



* [[{{BFG}} B F Bow]]: His bow is very large compared to him.

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* [[{{BFG}} B F Bow]]: {{BFG}}: His bow is very large compared to him.



* [[spoiler: YouHaveFailedMe: After trying to escape, he gets impaled with his own poisoned arrow all over his body, turning him in an agonizing, pathetic waste.]]

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* [[spoiler: YouHaveFailedMe: After [[spoiler:After trying to escape, he gets impaled with his own poisoned arrow all over his body, turning him in an agonizing, pathetic waste.]]
waste]].



* [[spoiler: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: How he's killed]]

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* [[spoiler: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: How [[spoiler:How he's killed]]



* SissyVillain
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Killed by Iori in one blow.]]

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* %%* SissyVillain
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Killed [[spoiler:Killed by Iori in one blow.]]
blow]].



* [[spoiler: YouHaveFailedMe: Get's clubbed to the point of being unrecognizable for his cowardice. WordOfGod hints that he actually may have survived.]]

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* [[spoiler: YouHaveFailedMe: Get's [[spoiler:Get's clubbed to the point of being unrecognizable for his cowardice. WordOfGod hints that he actually may have survived.]]
survived]].


* [[spoiler: BolivianArmyEnding: Last seen fighting back the bakufu soldiers. He survives though.]]
* [[spoiler: DistressedDude: After his defection he was captured and imprisoned by the Muhou School, only to be rescued by Manjiro and Iori.]]

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* [[spoiler: BolivianArmyEnding: Last [[spoiler:Last seen fighting back the bakufu soldiers. He survives though.]]
though]].
* [[spoiler: DistressedDude: After [[spoiler:After his defection he was captured and imprisoned by the Muhou School, only to be rescued by Manjiro and Iori.]]Iori]].



* FaceHeelTurn: Was one of the members who sided with Jinsuke.
** [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Quit the whole thing after getting bested by Gama.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: Was one of the members who sided with Jinsuke.
** [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Quit
Jinsuke, [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn quit the whole thing after getting bested by Gama.]]Gama]]]].
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler:Let Gama go when the latter beats his Absolute Defense technique]].



* [[SerratedBladeOfPain Serrated Katana of Absolute Defense]]: His katana Genbou (Offered String) has a serrated edge, made for blocking swords and break them.



* SerratedBladeOfPain: His katana Genbou (Offered String) has a serrated edge, made for blocking swords and break them.



* [[spoiler: ILetYouWin: Let Gama go when the latter beats his Absolute Defense technique.]]
* YouShallNotPass: Pulls this on the Ogame School while protecting the East Gate. [[spoiler: Later he keeps the intruders at bay while Iori settles his score with Jinsuke.]]

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* [[spoiler: ILetYouWin: Let Gama go when the latter beats his Absolute Defense technique.]]
* YouShallNotPass: Pulls this on the Ogame School while protecting the East Gate. [[spoiler: Later he keeps the intruders at bay while Iori settles his score with Jinsuke.]]
Jinsuke]].



* [[spoiler: HumiliationConga: Iori best his technique, break his weapon, block his last assault and then calls him a loser and punches him to unconsciousness rather than killing him.]]

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* [[spoiler: HumiliationConga: Iori [[spoiler:Iori best his technique, break his weapon, block his last assault and then calls him a loser and punches him to unconsciousness rather than killing him.]]him]].



* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: When Iori snaps Choushimaru's blade and doesn't even finish him off.]]
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: His battle with Iori lasted two chapters and he got his blade cut in half by Iori's swords before he could do anything else.]]
* WorthyOpponent: For he, Iori is one. However, this feeling is one-sided. [[spoiler: Iori gives him a 75.]]

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* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: When [[spoiler:When Iori snaps Choushimaru's blade and doesn't even finish him off.]]
off]].
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: His [[spoiler:His battle with Iori lasted two chapters and he got his blade cut in half by Iori's swords before he could do anything else.]]
else]].
* WorthyOpponent: For he, Iori is one. However, this feeling is one-sided. [[spoiler: Iori gives him a 75.]]
75]].



* [[spoiler: InTheBack: Backstabbed, likely by Tsukikage or Toudou.]]

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* [[spoiler: InTheBack: Backstabbed, [[spoiler:Backstabbed, likely by Tsukikage or Toudou.]]Toudou]].



* [[spoiler: AmbitionIsEvil: He hopes to become a Daimyo for his efforts.]]
* [[spoiler: ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He has no qualms about stabbing the Ogame Ryu in the back once is clear that they don't need them anymore.]]
* [[spoiler: DragonInChief: As loyal servant of the Bakufu forces, along with Mario. May also count as a third party BigBadWannabe opposing both the heroic Ogame School and the villainous Muhou School.]]
* FacialMarkings

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* [[spoiler: AmbitionIsEvil: He [[spoiler:He hopes to become a Daimyo for his efforts.]]
* [[spoiler: ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He ChronicBackstabbingDisorder:
[[spoiler:He
has no qualms about stabbing the Ogame Ryu in the back once is clear that they don't need them anymore.]]
anymore]].
* [[spoiler: DragonInChief: As [[spoiler:As loyal servant of the Bakufu forces, along with Mario. May also count as a third party BigBadWannabe opposing both the heroic Ogame School and the villainous Muhou School.]]
*
School]].
%%*
FacialMarkings



* [[spoiler: InTheBack: He's shanked in the back by Tsuchiryuu, and then [[OffWithHisHead beheaded by Shinkuu.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: InTheBack: He's [[spoiler:He's shanked in the back by Tsuchiryuu, and then [[OffWithHisHead beheaded by Shinkuu.]]]]Shinkuu]]]].



* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Hinted on having played a role in Hanamura's murder and Todo's rampage, now he's taking advantage of both the Muhou Ryuu and the Ogame Ryu in order to wipe out the Demon's Lair of Unabara.]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Hinted [[spoiler:Hinted on having played a role in Hanamura's murder and Todo's rampage, now he's taking advantage of both the Muhou Ryuu and the Ogame Ryu in order to wipe out the Demon's Lair of Unabara.]]Unabara]].



* [[spoiler: TheMole: Actually an agent from the Bakufu (the shogun's government). In chapter 172 his cover is blown by Nachi.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheMole: Actually [[spoiler:Actually an agent from the Bakufu (the shogun's government). In chapter 172 his cover is blown by Nachi.]]Nachi]].



* [[spoiler: WhatAnIdiot: InUniverse, this is what Shinkuu and Tsuchiryuu ultimately thinks of him, as he stayed the whole time ''inside'' the castle even with two skilled ninjas like them still around. To be fair, they're not too wrong of that.]]

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* [[spoiler: WhatAnIdiot: InUniverse, this InUniverse,
[[spoiler:this
is what Shinkuu and Tsuchiryuu ultimately thinks of him, as he stayed the whole time ''inside'' the castle even with two skilled ninjas like them still around. To be fair, they're not too wrong of that.]]
that]].


* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingTheBullet: Jumps between Mario and Zenmaru when the former tries to slash at him, saving his little brother's life at the cost of his own. He survives long enough to see his brother's victory and compliment him for the last time.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingTheBullet: Jumps HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Jumps between Mario and Zenmaru when the former tries to slash at him, saving his little brother's life at the cost of his own. He survives long enough to see his brother's victory and compliment him for the last time.]]time]].



* [[spoiler: EyeScream: Zenmaru snaps his sword and gouge his left eye out in one blow.]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: He's actually a spy for the Bakufu, and unlike many warriors seen so far he has no honor.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Bisected by Zenmaru, he died [[ThisCannotBe wondering how could he fall in a place like that.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: EyeScream: Zenmaru [[spoiler:Zenmaru snaps his sword and gouge his left eye out in one blow.blow]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:He's actually a spy for the Bakufu, and unlike many warriors seen so far he has no honor.
]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: He's actually a spy for the Bakufu, and unlike many warriors seen so far he has no honor.]]
* [[spoiler:
KilledOffForReal: Bisected [[spoiler:Bisected by Zenmaru, he died [[ThisCannotBe wondering how could he fall in a place like that.]]]]



* [[spoiler: NightmareFace: When pulling his sneak attack on Kai, his eye is wide open and his mouth is gaping with the eeriely sharp teeth in sight.]]

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* [[spoiler: NightmareFace: When [[spoiler:When pulling his sneak attack on Kai, his eye is wide open and his mouth is gaping with the eeriely sharp teeth in sight.]]sight]].
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: Becomes upset with Kai comes close to defeat him, and completely loses his temper when ''Zenmaru'', of all people, manages to finally overcome his insicurities and injures him]].



* [[spoiler: SmugSnake: He's revealed to be a vile scumbag with earthly ambitions who just want to reach fame and glory using his sword skills.]]

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* [[spoiler: SmugSnake: He's [[spoiler:He's revealed to be a vile scumbag with earthly ambitions who just want to reach fame and glory using his sword skills.]]skills]].



** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: Becomes upset with Kai comes close to defeat him, and completely loses his temper when ''Zenmaru'', of all people, manages to finally overcome his insicurities and injures him.]]
** [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Has quickly revealed his true colors as a SoreLoser jerk and has totally lost his composure.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Shinnojo. [[spoiler: Also tries to give one to the Ichinose Brothers, but backfires.]]

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** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: Becomes upset with Kai comes close to defeat him, and completely loses his temper when ''Zenmaru'', of all people, manages to finally overcome his insicurities and injures him.]]
** [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Has quickly revealed his true colors as a SoreLoser jerk and has totally lost his composure.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Shinnojo. [[spoiler: Also tries to give one to the Ichinose Brothers, but backfires.]]
backfires]].
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Has quickly revealed his true colors as a SoreLoser jerk and has totally lost his composure]].


* [[spoiler: TakeOverTheWorld: or rather Take Over Japan: his goal.]]

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* [[spoiler: TakeOverTheWorld: or [[spoiler:Or rather Take Over Japan: take over Japan, his goal.]]goal]].



* [[spoiler: YourDaysAreNumbered: In chapter 172 he's seen coughing blood and keeping it a secret from Nachi, and thinks about settling things as soon as possible. Confirmed by Ranmaru in chapter 186 that he's ill, and this eventually does him in.]]

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* [[spoiler: YourDaysAreNumbered: In [[spoiler:In chapter 172 he's seen coughing blood and keeping it a secret from Nachi, and thinks about settling things as soon as possible. Confirmed by Ranmaru in chapter 186 that he's ill, and this eventually does him in.]]



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Injured by Gama's Kamui, he's spared by the youth but eventually dies from the wound.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Injured [[spoiler:Injured by Gama's Kamui, he's spared by the youth but eventually dies from the wound.]]



* [[spoiler: MagicalEye: He too happens to have the Eyes of Divine Sight. Unlike Gama, Jinsuke istantly recognized his skill and trained Ranmaru accordingly.]]

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* [[spoiler: MagicalEye: He [[spoiler:He too happens to have the Eyes of Divine Sight. Unlike Gama, Jinsuke istantly recognized his skill and trained Ranmaru accordingly.]]



* [[spoiler: YouShallNotPass: Heroically defends Naoyoshi against hordes of Bakufu soldiers when they try to kill him [[OneManArmy And ''noone'' does.]] ]]

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* [[spoiler: YouShallNotPass: Heroically [[spoiler:Heroically defends Naoyoshi against hordes of Bakufu soldiers when they try to kill him [[OneManArmy And ''noone'' does.]] ]]
does]]]].



* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: Ends up defeating and killing Gensai.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: Ends [[spoiler:Ends up defeating and killing Gensai.]]Gensai]].



* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Technically yes, if you consider him a villain.]]

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* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Technically [[spoiler:Technically yes, if you consider him a villain.]]villain]].



* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: He apparently turned "evil" after being forced to kill his best friend in a duel to see if he was ready to learn the secrets of the Kannari School.]]
* [[spoiler: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Uses a QuickDraw to throw his katana at Gensai's face, blinding him for long enough to grab the sword and strike his face with his secret attack, Nagisengetsu (Placid Crescent Moon).]]

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* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: He apparently turned "evil" after being forced to kill his best friend in a duel to see if he was ready to learn the secrets of the Kannari School.]]
School]].
* [[spoiler: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Uses ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks:
[[spoiler:Uses
a QuickDraw to throw his katana at Gensai's face, blinding him for long enough to grab the sword and strike his face with his secret attack, Nagisengetsu (Placid Crescent Moon).]]Moon)]].



* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: He's one of the most villainous members of the school, massacres Arata's disciples and eventually gets away scot free.]]

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* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: He's [[spoiler:He's one of the most villainous members of the school, massacres Arata's disciples and eventually gets away scot free.]]



* [[spoiler: GracefulLoser: "Kashitarou-san... you really are a genius.."]]
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kashitarou use the same nerve-striking hits as him to stab his nerves and defeat him.]]

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* [[spoiler: GracefulLoser: "Kashitarou-san...[[spoiler:"Kashitarou-san... you really are a genius.."]]
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kashitarou [[spoiler:Kashitarou use the same nerve-striking hits as him to stab his nerves and defeat him.]]him]].



* [[spoiler: EnemyMine: Pulls a YouShallNotPass against Tsukikage's goons and tells Gama to go forth and save Naoyoshi.]]
* [[spoiler: EnigmaticMinion: After attacking Gama, he tries to dissuade him by pointing out that even if Gama kills him, he'll still have to fight thousands of soldiers and warriors to get to Naoyoshi. When Gama answers that he will still go on even alone, Toujou sneers and offer a "good advice" to the young warrior.]]

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* [[spoiler: EnemyMine: Pulls [[spoiler:Pulls a YouShallNotPass against Tsukikage's goons and tells Gama to go forth and save Naoyoshi.]]
* [[spoiler: EnigmaticMinion: After [[spoiler:After attacking Gama, he tries to dissuade him by pointing out that even if Gama kills him, he'll still have to fight thousands of soldiers and warriors to get to Naoyoshi. When Gama answers that he will still go on even alone, Toujou sneers and offer a "good advice" to the young warrior.]]



* [[spoiler: WakeUpCallBoss: A non-videoludic example: He's likely Jinsuke's strongest warrior, and he's the second opponent faced by Gama just as he enters the inner citadel.]]

to:

* [[spoiler: WakeUpCallBoss: A [[spoiler:A non-videoludic example: He's likely Jinsuke's strongest warrior, and he's the second opponent faced by Gama just as he enters the inner citadel.]]



* [[spoiler: OhCrap[=/=]DidntSeeThatComing: He couldn't predict Iori's decision to ''stab his own leg'' to block his sword.]]

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* [[spoiler: OhCrap[=/=]DidntSeeThatComing: He OhCrap: [[spoiler:He couldn't predict Iori's decision to ''stab his own leg'' to block his sword.]]



* [[spoiler: {{Bishonen}}: Under his mask.]]
* BladeOnAStick[=/=]SimpleStaff: A long package is seen near him in one scene, implied to be his weapon. Whatever it is, [[{{BFS}} it's taller than him.]]

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* [[spoiler: {{Bishonen}}: Under [[spoiler:Under his mask.]]
mask]].
* BladeOnAStick[=/=]SimpleStaff: BladeOnAStick: A long package is seen near him in one scene, implied to be his weapon. Whatever it is, [[{{BFS}} it's taller than him.]]him]].



* [[spoiler: DiagonalCut: Zenmaru's Shuengetsu slice her open from hip to shoulder.]]

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* [[spoiler: DiagonalCut: Zenmaru's [[spoiler:Zenmaru's Shuengetsu slice her open from hip to shoulder.]]shoulder]].



* [[spoiler: ThisCannotBe: Reacts with total disbelief after getting wounded to death by Zenmaru.]]

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* [[spoiler: ThisCannotBe: Reacts [[spoiler:Reacts with total disbelief after getting wounded to death by Zenmaru.]]
Zenmaru]].


* [[spoiler: CurbStompCushion: Villainous version: he almost behead Zenmaru, but as the latter gets really serious, he start to lose pieces. Literally.]]

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* [[spoiler: CurbStompCushion: Villainous [[spoiler:Villainous version: he almost behead Zenmaru, but as the latter gets really serious, he start to lose pieces. Literally.]]Literally]].



* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Spear Always Works]]: His trump card.

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* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Spear Always Works]]: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: His trump card.card is to throw his spear.



* [[spoiler: CurbStompBattle: Tries to spear Iori. Two [[MegatonPunch megapunches]] later he's twitching on the ground with his jaw broken, almost all his teeth gone and with three shattered ribs.]]

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* [[spoiler: CurbStompBattle: Tries [[spoiler:Tries to spear Iori. Two [[MegatonPunch megapunches]] later he's twitching on the ground with his jaw broken, almost all his teeth gone and with three shattered ribs.]]



* [[spoiler: DiagonalCut: How he finally meet his end.]]

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* [[spoiler: DiagonalCut: How [[spoiler:How he finally meet his end.]]end]].



* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Betrays his own comrades and joins the Muhou Ryuu.]]

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* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Betrays [[spoiler:Betrays his own comrades and joins the Muhou Ryuu.]]Ryuu]].



* [[spoiler: OhCrap: He didn't expect Shin to sacrifice his own left shoulder to grab his spear and finish him off.]]

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* [[spoiler: OhCrap: He [[spoiler:He didn't expect Shin to sacrifice his own left shoulder to grab his spear and finish him off.]]off]].



* [[spoiler: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He quit the fight against the Ogame Ryuu and declare the defeat of the Myojin Ryuu. Partially subverted as he just change his alliegancy rather than leaving.]]

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* [[spoiler: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He [[spoiler:He quit the fight against the Ogame Ryuu and declare the defeat of the Myojin Ryuu. Partially subverted as he just change his alliegancy rather than leaving.]]



* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Oddly enough, self inflicted: During his third "fated" confrontation with Shinnojo, he's almost istantly wounded because, as Shin pointed out, he let him see his spear technique too many times, allowing him to learn how to beat it.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Oddly [[spoiler:Oddly enough, self inflicted: During his third "fated" confrontation with Shinnojo, he's almost istantly wounded because, as Shin pointed out, he let him see his spear technique too many times, allowing him to learn how to beat it.]]



** [[spoiler: HandicappedBadass: Dying of an incurable illness is everything but an obstacle to his fighting skills.]]



* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Dying of an incurable illness is everything but an obstacle to his fighting skills]].



* [[MagneticHero Magnetic Villain]]: He has managed to attract a large number of incredibly loyal warriors to his side.

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* [[MagneticHero Magnetic Villain]]: He has managed to attract MagicalEye: [[spoiler:His secret is a large number mundane variation of this, known as the "Eyes of Divine Perception" (Tengaku no Me), incredibly loyal warriors keen eyes that allows him to notice even the slightest movement, allowing Jinsuke to anticipate any attack or evading any defense thanks to his side.fighting prowess]].



* MasterSwordsman: [[spoiler: He can unleash up to six slashes in a row effortlessly. This when even Iori can do only three.]]
* [[spoiler: MagicalEye: His secret is a mundane variation of this, known as the "Eyes of Divine Perception" (Tengaku no Me), incredibly keen eyes that allows him to notice even the slightest movement, allowing Jinsuke to anticipate any attack or evading any defense thanks to his fighting prowess.]]

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* MasterSwordsman: [[spoiler: He can unleash up to six slashes in a row effortlessly. This when even Iori can do only three.]]
* [[spoiler: MagicalEye: His secret is a mundane variation of this, known as the "Eyes of Divine Perception" (Tengaku no Me), incredibly keen eyes that allows him to notice even the slightest movement, allowing Jinsuke to anticipate any attack or evading any defense thanks to his fighting prowess.]]
three]].


* [[spoiler: MasterSwordsman: In a rather singular case, he is one in theory only. Not only he's studied all the elemental forms of the Ogame Ryuu, but he created a new, sixth form called Kamui and taught it to Gama and Zenmaru.]]
* NiceGuy: [[spoiler: A very gentle and caring mentor for Gama and Zenmaru, he also helps the latter against Kiyomori.]]

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* [[spoiler: MasterSwordsman: In [[spoiler:In a rather singular case, he is one in theory only. Not only he's studied all the elemental forms of the Ogame Ryuu, but he created a new, sixth form called Kamui and taught it to Gama and Zenmaru.]]
Zenmaru]].
* NiceGuy: [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A very gentle and caring mentor for Gama and Zenmaru, he also helps the latter against Kiyomori.]]



* [[spoiler: ThrowTheDogABone: After 22 and more volumes of humiliations and bullying they're finally taught the arts of the Ogame School.]]

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* [[spoiler: ThrowTheDogABone: After [[spoiler:After 22 and more volumes of humiliations and bullying they're finally taught the arts of the Ogame School.]]



* [[spoiler: RevengeBeforeReason: After the TimeSkip.]]

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* [[spoiler: RevengeBeforeReason: After [[spoiler:After the TimeSkip.]]TimeSkip]].



* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: He tries to kill Toujou with a Hao arrow, but it fails because, as Toujou pointed out, he waited too long before letting the string go and the arrow lose power.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: He [[spoiler:He tries to kill Toujou with a Hao arrow, but it fails because, as Toujou pointed out, he waited too long before letting the string go and the arrow lose power.]]
power]].



* [[spoiler: TheDogBitesBack: He kills his brother Ryuugo (who was insulting him) by hitting his neck bones so hard he damages his own fingers.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheDogBitesBack: He [[spoiler:He kills his brother Ryuugo (who was insulting him) by hitting his neck bones so hard he damages his own fingers.]]fingers]].



* [[spoiler: DragonAscendant: Goro is the only surviving Kyosen Ryuu member]].

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* [[spoiler: DragonAscendant: Goro [[spoiler:Goro is the only surviving Kyosen Ryuu member]].



* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ryuugo has his neck broken by Sakon.]]

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* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ryuugo [[spoiler:Ryuugo has his neck broken by Sakon.]]Sakon]].



* [[spoiler: DualWielding: His Secret Weapon, "Two Headed Bell Snake". It consist in two chains tipped with metal weigths.]]

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* [[spoiler: DualWielding: His [[spoiler:His Secret Weapon, "Two Headed Bell Snake". It consist in two chains tipped with metal weigths.]]



* [[spoiler: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Gets hit by Gama's Narukami X Kosen attack, which both stabs him and slice his intestines to ribbons.]]

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* [[spoiler: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Gets [[spoiler:Gets hit by Gama's Narukami X Kosen attack, which both stabs him and slice his intestines to ribbons.]]



* [[spoiler: StalkerWithACrush: Has become one towards Gama.]]

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* [[spoiler: StalkerWithACrush: Has [[spoiler:Has become one towards Gama.]]Gama]].



* [[spoiler: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: How he dies.]]

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* [[spoiler: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: How [[spoiler:How he dies.]]



* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Despite being so hyped and feared, he managed to inflict just one tiny slash on Shinnojo's arm.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect: Despite [[spoiler:Despite being so hyped and feared, he managed to inflict just one tiny slash on Shinnojo's arm.]]
arm]].


* [[spoiler: LamarckWasRight: He has the same "Eyes of Divine Sight" as Jinsuke, according to Toujou. Unlike Jinsuke and Ranmaru though he never bothered to use them properly.]]

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* [[spoiler: LamarckWasRight: He [[spoiler:He has the same "Eyes of Divine Sight" as Jinsuke, according to Toujou. Unlike Jinsuke and Ranmaru though he never bothered to use them properly.]]properly]].



* [[spoiler: WalkingTheEarth: In the manga's finale. He returns in ''Shura'']]

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* [[spoiler: WalkingTheEarth: In [[spoiler:In the manga's finale. He returns in ''Shura'']]''Shura'']].



* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: The first character to introduce the Kosen, which was his signature move. During his final battle against Jinsuke, he's defeated by Jinsuke's Kosen-like punch.]]

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* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: The [[spoiler:The first character to introduce the Kosen, which was his signature move. During his final battle against Jinsuke, he's defeated by Jinsuke's Kosen-like punch.]]



* [[spoiler: NiceJobBreakingItHero: After wounding Jinsuke in their final battle, he mocks him, telling him that because of the worryings of the Muhou School he's now strained and can no longer fight at full power. Then Jinsuke gets rid of this "strain" and starts overpowering Iori.]]

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* [[spoiler: NiceJobBreakingItHero: After [[spoiler:After wounding Jinsuke in their final battle, he mocks him, telling him that because of the worryings of the Muhou School he's now strained and can no longer fight at full power. Then Jinsuke gets rid of this "strain" and starts overpowering Iori.]]Iori]].



* [[spoiler: NotInThisForYourRevolution: He refused to took part to the battle between Tessai and Jinsuke in the past. In reality, he actually faced Jinsuke alone but was defeated.]]

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* [[spoiler: NotInThisForYourRevolution: He NotInThisForYourRevolution:
[[spoiler:He
refused to took part to the battle between Tessai and Jinsuke in the past. In reality, he actually faced Jinsuke alone but was defeated.]]]].



* BadAssGrandpa: One of the oldest and strongest characters.
** BadAssLongcoat: Wore one during his golden years, with the kanji for "[[ArrogantKungFuGuy Peerless Sword]]" on its back.
** BadAssBoast: Does them here and there. Most notably when he casually asks Kiichi (who's been overlooking him during the battle) if he can kill him, since his guard has so many openings.

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* BadAssGrandpa: One of the oldest and strongest characters.
** BadAssLongcoat: Wore one during his golden years, with the kanji for "[[ArrogantKungFuGuy Peerless Sword]]" on its back.
** BadAssBoast:
BadassBoast: Does them here and there. Most notably when he casually asks Kiichi (who's been overlooking him during the battle) if he can kill him, since his guard has so many openings.openings.
* BadassLongcoat: Wore one during his golden years, with the kanji for "[[ArrogantKungFuGuy Peerless Sword]]" on its back.



* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: One of the oldest and strongest characters.



* [[spoiler: EnemyMine: Helps the Ogame Ryuu against Jinsuke after the Time Skip.]]
* [[spoiler: EyeScream: Loses his left eye to Shimon's Nagisengestu attack.]]
* IaijutsuPractitioner: Sometimes he's so quick that his movements are too fast to follow. He can even cut someone twice in a row with what seems to be one swift movement. [[spoiler: Plus, the secret of his QuickDraw involves pulling the scabbard as he draw the sword.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Facing his strongest pupil with a foot injured and his eye damaged was too much even for him.]]

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* [[spoiler: EnemyMine: Helps [[spoiler:Helps the Ogame Ryuu against Jinsuke after the Time Skip.]]
Skip]].
* [[spoiler: EyeScream: Loses [[spoiler:Loses his left eye to Shimon's Nagisengestu attack.]]
attack]].
* IaijutsuPractitioner: Sometimes he's so quick that his movements are too fast to follow. He can even cut someone twice in a row with what seems to be one swift movement. [[spoiler: Plus, [[spoiler:Plus, the secret of his QuickDraw involves pulling the scabbard as he draw the sword.]]
sword]].
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Facing [[spoiler:Facing his strongest pupil with a foot injured and his eye damaged was too much even for him.]]him]].



* [[spoiler: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers one to Shimon, explaining him that even if he's more skilled than him at iaijutsu and in a better shape, Gensai is far more experienced than him when it comes to reflexes as he fought much more duels to death in the past.]]
* [[spoiler: ThisCannotBe: His last words, along with one final BadassBoast.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers [[spoiler:Delivers one to Shimon, explaining him that even if he's more skilled than him at iaijutsu and in a better shape, Gensai is far more experienced than him when it comes to reflexes as he fought much more duels to death in the past.]]
past]].
* [[spoiler: ThisCannotBe: His [[spoiler:His last words, along with one final BadassBoast.]]
BadassBoast]].


* BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler: He survived the assault on Unabara Castle by himself.]]



* BigEater[=/=]TrademarkFavoriteFood: He's a big fan of dango, and during the assault to the inner citadel of the Muhou School complains about having eat too much dango.

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* BigEater[=/=]TrademarkFavoriteFood: He's a big fan of dango, and during CoolOldGuy: [[spoiler: He survived the assault to the inner citadel of the Muhou School complains about having eat too much dango.on Unabara Castle by himself]].



* [[spoiler: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Tries to kill Tsuchiryuu by throwing a sword at him.]]

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* [[spoiler: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Tries ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks:
[[spoiler:Tries
to kill Tsuchiryuu by throwing a sword at him.]]]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He's a big fan of dango, and during the assault to the inner citadel of the Muhou School complains about having eat too much dango.


* DemotedToExtra: In ''Shura'' he does appear with regularity, but his role is less relevant compared to Iori. We can say they switched roles.



* DeadlyDodging: He's the first and most prolific user of Oboro Kata, which allows him to dodge and counterattack enemies even when he shouldn't be able to move. [[spoiler: In ''Shura'', he realizes that an enemy is about to spear him in the back while he's focused on Toujou's attack, and decides to suddenly crouch, causing Toujou's bisento to hit the spearman in the head and cut it in half.]]



* MasterSwordsman: By the time Kashitarou has taught him everything he knows, Gama has become a top-tier swordsman and easily reach the highest rank along with his companions. [[spoiler: In ''Shura'' he even defeats Shin in a sparring match, showing that he's surpassed him and earning the right of owning the legendary sword of the Ogame Ryuu Senka Murasame.]]



* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:It seems that each new victory is making Gama more and more arrogant and conceited, as seen when he angrily dismiss Naoyoshi when he asks him to spare Ranmaru when he was about to finish him off. Alternatively, it was a [[HiddenHeartOfGold facade]].]]

to:

* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:It seems that each new victory is making Gama more and more arrogant and conceited, as seen when he angrily dismiss Naoyoshi when he asks him to spare Ranmaru when he was about to finish him off. Alternatively, it was a [[HiddenHeartOfGold facade]]. By the time of ''Shura'' he's seemingly set for his old, nice self when out of combat.]]



* [[spoiler: WalkingTheEarth: In the manga's finale.]]

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* [[spoiler: WalkingTheEarth: In the manga's finale.]] He returns in ''Shura'']]



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The man is incredibly strong for someone who's just a normal human who went to normal training, as he can easily crack walls with his attacks, send people flying with spiraling punches and, as of ''Shura'', snap a katana with a wooden sword and swing his blade with enough strength to deflect urumi blades with the wind generated from his movement.



* PetTheDog: When Ran Ichinose challenges him with a real sword, even though Iori does defeat her and admit that she's not strong enough, he's less conceited about it than you'd expect.



* GameBreakingInjury: Gets stabbed in the foot by Arimaru, which inconvenience him for the following battles. This leads to a grievous wound in his left shoulder that cripples him.



* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: In ''Shura'', he takes his defeat at the hands of Gama in stride and gives him the Senka Murasame as a reward.]]



* InformedAbility: Downplayer, before joining the Ogame Ryuu he used to be the best student of the Itten Ryuu, good enough to injure even a much stronger warrior such as Nikaidou before going down. Still, in the present he never makes use of the Itten School techniques, though Zenmaru mentally notes that Shin could use them to contrast Riko and his knowledge of the Ogame Ryuu's techniques.



* SituationalWeapon: During the fight against Arimaru he makes use of the Monohoshizao (Laundry Pole) sword, a long and straight Nodachi which, apparently, is a situational weapon used by the Ogame Ryuu.




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* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler: In ''Shura'', it's implied that his wounded left arm never fully recovered and lead to Gama's victory.]]



* BigBrotherInstict: For his little sister Ran Ichinose in ''Shura''.



Members of the Kyosen Ryuu, they're the fourth, third and second child. They try to attack a wounded Gama but are easily killed.



* [[spoiler: DiedStandingUp: Winning Gama's respect.]]

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* [[spoiler: DiedStandingUp: Winning Gama's respect.]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning: When close to death, his eyes become bloodshot and his skills skyrocket, leading to the first serious injury on Gama.




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* WreckedWeapon: By the time the fight is over, the massive blade of Onidachi is chipped and worn out after being hit with Aragami.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: While he's generally a well-hidden psycho unless bloodlust gets the better of him and eventually killed all his co-students, ''Shura'' reveals that he loved and respected his senpai Kitaro and eventually became his {{uke}}.



* [[spoiler: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: And good riddance!]]

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* [[spoiler: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: And good riddance!]]riddance!



* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: He starts to lose it when Sadanaga starts to chop him off.]]

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* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: He starts to lose it when Sadanaga starts to chop him off.]]
off.


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A high-level member to the Ogame Ryuu who served as Gama's mentor. He trains him after his victory over the Kyosen Ryuu. He's described as a powerful but sadistic fighter, master of all the five forms and often compared to a demon because of his power. [[spoiler: In the finale, he's walking the earth, trying to overcome Jinsuke's skills.]]

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A high-level member to the Ogame Ryuu who served as Gama's mentor. He trains him after his victory over the Kyosen Ryuu. He's described as a powerful but sadistic fighter, master of all the five forms and often compared to a demon because of his power. [[spoiler: In power.

Iori becomes
the finale, protagonist of the sequel story ''Gamaran Shura'', set in Edo where he's walking the earth, trying to overcome Jinsuke's skills.]]
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* AscendedExtra: While ''Gamaran'' mostly focus on Gama and Zenmaru, ''Shura'' is mostly focused on him.



* {{Jerkass}}: With a very tiny heart of gold.

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* {{Jerkass}}: With a very tiny heart of gold. He gets slightly better by the time ''Shura'' is out.



** Becomes a plot point in ''Shura'', where he's challenged to fight the Bakka Hyakken (Bakufu's Hundred Swords) to prove that he his the strongest warrior of Japan.




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* ZeroSocialSkills: In ''Shura'', he checks Ran's actual gender by pulling down the top of her kimono in the middle of a crowded road without a word.



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* BadassGay: ''Shura'' confirm that he had a love story going on with the proper successor of Beninuki, Kitarou, who left the school [[spoiler: and swore to avenge his lover with Beninuki.]]



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!!Gakushin Miina
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* [[spoiler: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It seems like Naosuke forgot about him, so if he died during the bakufu attack or survived is unknown.]]

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* [[spoiler: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It seems like Naosuke forgot about him, so if he died during the bakufu attack or survived is unknown. He apparently reappears in ''Shura'' working for the Shogunate.]]


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* [[spoiler: TookALevelInJerkass: It seems that each new victory is making Gama more and more arrogant and conceited, as seen when he angrily dismiss Naoyoshi when he asks him to spare Ranmaru when he was about to finish him off. Alternatively, it was a JerkassFacade.]]

to:

* [[spoiler: TookALevelInJerkass: It [[spoiler:It seems that each new victory is making Gama more and more arrogant and conceited, as seen when he angrily dismiss Naoyoshi when he asks him to spare Ranmaru when he was about to finish him off. Alternatively, it was a JerkassFacade.[[HiddenHeartOfGold facade]].]]


* FiveBadBand

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* FiveBadBandFiveManBand


* {{Antihero}}: He's a member of the Ogame Ryuu, but not as much of a nice guy as Shin.

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* {{Antihero}}: He's a member of the Ogame Ryuu, but not as much of a nice guy as Shin. Lampshaded by Kamedenbou, who mentally thinks that as a man he may be far from perfect, but as a swordsman he's the greatest.
* BoringButPractical: Most of the time, his signature attack is a simple overhead slash which would normally be telegraphed and predictable if it weren't for Iori's skill and unearthly speed and power.



* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: The first character to introduce the Kosen, which was his signature move. During his final battle against Jinsuke, he's defeated by Jinsuke's Kosen.]]

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* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: The first character to introduce the Kosen, which was his signature move. During his final battle against Jinsuke, he's defeated by Jinsuke's Kosen.Kosen-like punch.]]



* MasterSwordsman: Said to be on almost on par with Jinsuke. Sadly almost...
* NiceGuy: Not only a powerful swordsman, but also a cool-headed, wise leader. He even tried to reason with Jinsuke when he decided to leave the school.

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* MasterSwordsman: Said to be on almost on par with Jinsuke. Sadly almost...
Unlike Jin, he refuses to believe that MightMakesRight and genuinely believes that a swordsman must use his murderous art for good.
* NiceGuy: Not only a powerful swordsman, but also a cool-headed, wise leader. He even tried to reason with Jinsuke when he decided to leave the school.




to:

* TheWorfEffect: He's defeated after a harsh battle against Motoji, and the injuries keep him out of the games for some time.



* {{Tsundere}}: Yumeji to Gama, of all things.



* DumbassHasAPoint: When they run into [[spoiler: Iori and Shin's duel to decide the leader]], Masato actually does the sensible thing and tells his brother to go and call for Kamedenbo.



* TechnicalPacifist: Back when he was himself, he refused to kill his opponents, no matter how bad he got wounded. That didn't set well with Ryuugo.



* OnlySaneMan: Goro is the sanest and most reasonable of all the brothers.

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* OnlySaneMan: Goro is the sanest and most reasonable of all the brothers.brothers, but alas not as assertive as Ryuugo.




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* WildCard: According to Goro, they always had trouble with them because they were rash and unpatient.



* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Believes that his ninjutsu is the stronest art of all Unabara.

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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Believes that his ninjutsu is the stronest art of all Unabara. Could also count as SmallNameBigEgo in the context, since it's quickly shown that his ninja don't fare very well against professional warriors within the tournament's rules.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Notorious for performing one on an entire ryuu who murdered one of the school's disciples as a punishment: they were all paralyzed, tortured to death and finished off with their own swords.




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* YouHaveFailedMe: Assassinates Hakuryuu before he can be interrogated.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Thinks he's more than a match for ''Kurogane Jinsuke''.



* WellDoneSonGuy: A complicated example, Banri seems obsessed with his father's demise, but on one hand he despised him for losing everything, on the other hand he wants to make him proud by leading the opposite lifestyle and surpass his reputation. Even the author express his perplexity on his philosophy.



* [[spoiler: ThisCannotBe: His last words.]]

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* [[spoiler: ThisCannotBe: His last words.words, along with one final BadassBoast.]]



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Delivers a scathing one to a young Banri when he declares his intention of avenge his father.
-->'''Jinsuke''':" Be honest to yourself, kid. A man who wins and obtains everything.... a man who dies and loses everything... which one would you like to become?"



* BoringButPractical: Also bordering with MundaneMadeAwesome, all his attacks are unnamed slashes delivered with such speed and power that all his opponents are left speechless at his might. He's become such a great swordman that these nameless attacks are all he need to win.



* MightMakesRight: He feels that his swordmastery and strength will allow him to obtain everything he covets.



* AwesomenessByAnalysis: [[spoiler: Manages to learn and master the Ultimate Technique Manjinuki on the spot after receiving the attack from Gensai ''once''.]]



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: It's revealed in the last chapter that he managed to recover Jinsuke's corpse from the main keep and carry it out of the city besieged by the Bakufu soldiers.]]



* [[spoiler: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Uses a QuickDraw to throw his katana at Gensai's face, blinding him for long enough to strike his face with his secret attack, Nagisengetsu (Placid Crescent Moon).]]

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* [[spoiler: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Uses a QuickDraw to throw his katana at Gensai's face, blinding him for long enough to grab the sword and strike his face with his secret attack, Nagisengetsu (Placid Crescent Moon).]]



* BadassBoast: Even after Shinsuke's defeat, he claims that he will still kill Iori, Kamedenbo and Gensai. When the latter calls him out on this, Tsuchiryuu calmly replies that he wasn't joking.



* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: His weapon is a Chinese Deer's Horn dagger. He also carries a Dao instead of a Wakizashi.

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* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: His weapon is a Chinese Deer's Horn dagger. He also carries a Dao instead of a Wakizashi. Works in his favor since this highly unusual weapon, paired with his movements, leave Gensai unable to read his move and counteract.



* {{BFS}}: Once the sword is complete it's fare broaded than usual, though the length doesn't change.

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* {{BFS}}: Once the sword is complete it's fare broaded far broader than usual, though the length doesn't change.change. According to Shinsuke, it's at least twice as heavy as a standard sword.



* ConfusionFu: What makes his Souen Sharin so dangerous, is the fact that this technique doesn't have a proper stance, but he can execute it from any stance, angle or place, each time delivering a different, deadly blow. Even Iori is taken aback at first.



* VillainousValor: Even when grieviously wounded and blinded in one eye, he still gathers enough willpower to grab his sword with both hands for blocking Iori's attack. [[spoiler: Too bad it's not enough.]]



* LightningBruiser: Manages to combine Shidensen with Gurensen to deliver an attack powerful enough to chip a sword much bigger than his.



* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: His secret technique "Nobori Hiryuu" (Rising Wyvern) can be summarized as an heavenward slash that can slice a man in half vertically.

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: His secret technique "Nobori Hiryuu" (Rising Wyvern) can be summarized as an heavenward slash that can slice a man in half vertically. He first builds up momentum by sticking the spear in the floor and pushing the elastic shaft to its limits.



* BadassBeard: His only noticeable trait.

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* BadassBeard: His only noticeable trait. Lampshaded by the author in his notes.



* UndignifiedDeath: They specialize in inflicting these, [[spoiler: And is also their KarmicDeath.]]



* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Yes, Gensai is faster than you.]]

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* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Yes, Gensai is faster than you.you, has broken your precious sword in half and has cut you down before you realized it.]]



!!Naosada Washizu

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!!Naosada !!Naomasa Washizu



* LackOfEmpathy: He values the martial artists of his domain much more than his own sons. All of them.



!!Naosada Washizu

The tenth son, he's the one who hired the Tengen Ryuu to fight. [[spoiler: Was executed along with his brothers when Jinsuke took over.]]

* GagNose: Has a prominent nose which could count for a SinisterSchnotz.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: His final fate.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Freaks out when his brother Naoie is beheaded right next to him.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Promptly runs away when Gama attacks the Tengen Ryuu.
* SmugSnake: Like the other brothers, he's an overconfident slimy bastard.

!!Naoie Washizu

The eleventh son, sponsor of the Tamagakushi Ryuu, things between him and Naoyoshi are much more personal. [[spoiler: He's the first of the captured sons to be executed by the Muhou Ryuu.]]

* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: It's also kinda satisfactory to see him being treated like the worm he is by Jinsuke and beheaded.]]
* BigBrotherBully: Used to give sword lessons to Naoyoshi... or rather beat him up with a wooden sword.
* BullyingADragon: [[spoiler: You know, it's not very wise to threaten the man who currently has you in his power.]]
* DirtyCoward: In a flashback, he panics and calls for help when Naoyoshi strangles him after he insulted his mother.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Executed while trying to talk down Jinsuke.]]
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Rather brutally too.]]
* SmugSnake: Like most of the elder sons, he's a smug, condescending coward.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Loses all traces of dignity and smugness when he's about to be executed by Jinsuke's men.]]



* TokenGoodTeammate: He's the only brother who's kind to Naoyoshi. [[spoiler: Subverted.]]

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* TokenGoodTeammate: He's the only brother who's kind to Naoyoshi. [[spoiler: Subverted.Subverted, when Naoyoshi wanted to compete in the Unabara Tournament he felt betrayed, because he took it as Naoyoshi taking arms even against him.]]


* TheStoic: Hiyoshi.

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* TheStoic: Hiyoshi.Hiyoshi, who's the calmest and quietest of the group and even a TerseTalker.



* TheStarscream: Soji, who's willing to kill Ryuugo and take his place.

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* TheStarscream: Soji, who's willing to kill Ryuugo and take his place. However, he dies before he can try anything.



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Inverted, since they're individually weak, they make up for it by attacking in numbers, ganging up on their enemies. Shinnojo even admit that fighting off seven of them at once.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Inverted, since they're individually weak, they make up for it by attacking in numbers, ganging up on their enemies. Shinnojo even admit that fighting off seven of them at once.once may be too much even for him.



* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Again, very overconfident in his skills.

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* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler: His Nagamaki, Choushimaru, is five times thicker than a sword, and unstoppable when in motion, but while unbreakable from the front, it can be destroyed if hit on the vulnerable sides.]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Again, very overconfident in his skills.skills, though he is the strongest advisor.



* BoringButPractical: His secret technique, in short, consist in lifting up the nagamaki, holding it by the very bottom of the handle, and then slash forward, taking advantage of the size, speed and weight to do all the dirty work. It's frighteningly effective though.



* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: During the Ayanaka Forest arc, despite bringing along several disciples he fights Iori and Shin alone, leaving his subordinates to keep an eye on the situation and Gensai.

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* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: During the Ayanaka Forest arc, despite bringing along several disciples he fights Iori and Shin alone, leaving his subordinates to keep an eye on the situation and Gensai.Gensai Unlike Riichiro, he fights alone or the rest of the combat.



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: After Iori breaks his nagamaki, he tries to perform at least a suicide attack and shank him with what's left of the blade. Iori calls him an idiot and bitch-slaps him into unconsciousness.]]



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Ironic in that a man who relied on his subordinates in battle is killed by one of them.]]



* OhCrap: Panics once he barely dodges Iori and Shin's attacks, knowing very well that he was that close to losing his head.



* ArrogantKungFuGuy: True, he did defeat Rintarou and Shimoda alone, and was able to tell that Kamedenbo's defense was lacking, but he should have known better.



* AintTooProudToBeg: Tries to apologize and beg for his life, but too late, as Kiyomori stabs him dead before he can finish talking.




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* VillainousBreakdown: By the time he realize that he's fully at Kiyomori's mercy and that he's about to kill him, he tries, in vain, to apologize.



* RedBaron: The Silver Ogre.

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* RedBaron: The Silver Ogre.Ogre (Ginki), which apparently is also how Yashichi calls him after taking Juugan.

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