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* EvilAlbino: He's not naturally an albino, but otherwise fits.


* CoolSword: His Wato is a fusion between the Tachi (the longer, curvier ancestor of the Katana) and a Jian (Chinese longsword). It has the reach and cutting power of a Tachi plus the flexibility and speed of a Jian.

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* CoolSword: His Wato is basically [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhdFygUJOek a more elaborate dandao]], a fusion between the Tachi (the longer, curvier ancestor of the Katana) and a Jian (Chinese longsword). It has the reach and cutting power of a Tachi plus the flexibility and speed of a Jian. It was so cool and practical that it was TruthInTelevision, and Watsuki might have changed the name to avoid clash and confusion with the Japanese and Chinese readers. See KatanasAreJustBetter below.



* KatanasAreJustBetter: The origin of his [[CoolSword Wato]]: the Chinese were so impressed by the swords used by the Wako (Japanese pirates) that they decided to adopt them for their own armies and modified it into the Wato.

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* KatanasAreJustBetter: The origin of his [[CoolSword Wato]]: the Chinese were so impressed by the swords used by the Wako (Japanese pirates) that they decided to adopt them for their own armies and modified it into the Wato. TruthInTelevision as well, since it was so cool and practical against the northern Mongol cavalry that the Chinese wrote a full manual on how to use it, called ''Dan Dao Fa Xuan'' allegedly rumoured to be based on a confiscated Aizu Kage-ryu densho (techniques manual) from the pirates who attacked the mainland, which is what Enishi probably had learned aside from differences in the technique, mostly because he also included Jian techniques.


* BadassGrandpa: He's revealed to be quite old under his mask, and admits that he must be at least twice Kenshin's age.



* TheDragon: To Enishi. Unusual in that he's much, ''[[BadassGrandpa much]]'' [[OlderSidekick older]] than the {{Big Bad}}.

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* TheDragon: To Enishi. Unusual in that he's much, ''[[BadassGrandpa much]]'' ''much'' [[OlderSidekick older]] than the {{Big Bad}}.



* EvilOldFolks: He's revealed to be quite old under his mask, and admits that he must be at least twice Kenshin's age.



* TheDarkChick: The weirdest of the gang, for both the Six Comrades and the Yaminobu. And that's saying something, considering the Six Comrades has an ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} expy and a BadassGrandpa who doubles as a MadArtist

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* TheDarkChick: The weirdest of the gang, for both the Six Comrades and the Yaminobu. And that's saying something, considering the Six Comrades has an ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} expy Yaminobu.
* {{Expy}}: Of ComicBook/{{Venom}}. His claws
and a BadassGrandpa who doubles as a MadArtist some of his moves are also similar to those of [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Gen'an Shiranui]].



* {{Expy}}: Of ComicBook/{{Venom}}. His claws and some of his moves are also similar to those of [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Gen'an Shiranui]].


* AnAttackOnOneIsAnAttackOnAll: He seeks vengeance against the battousai for killing his master and former cohorts, despite having left their ranks prior to their fight with Kenshin. This reasoning later proves to be an excuse to [[BloodKnight fight the man who was powerful enough to slay his master]]. In actuality, he has little respect for his former master and doesn't mourn his death.

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* AnAttackOnOneIsAnAttackOnAll: AttackOnOneIsAnAttackOnAll: He seeks vengeance against the battousai for killing his master and former cohorts, despite having left their ranks prior to their fight with Kenshin. This reasoning later proves to be an excuse to [[BloodKnight fight the man who was powerful enough to slay his master]]. In actuality, he has little respect for his former master and doesn't mourn his death.


* DisproportionateRetribution: He wants revenge because Kenshin severed his arm, leaving him incapable of continuing on as a samurai, but refused to kill him. Kujirinami considers himself shamed by this, and wants to take the price of his humiliation it out of Kenshin's hide. Notice though that from the point of view [[HonorBeforeReason of a samurai, being mutilated and spared like that would be a tremendous humiliation]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution: He wants revenge because Kenshin severed his arm, leaving him incapable of continuing on as a samurai, but refused to kill him. Kujirinami Kujiranami considers himself shamed by this, and wants to take the price of his humiliation it out of Kenshin's hide. Notice though that from the point of view [[HonorBeforeReason of a samurai, being mutilated and spared like that would be a tremendous humiliation]].


* AdaptationalHeroism: In the film, he becomes a CompositeCharacter with Hannya, and as such has a few of the man's more noble traits. In addition, many of his own heinous actions are AdaptedOut on account of him having a different role in the film.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the film, he becomes a CompositeCharacter with Hannya, and as such has a few of the man's more noble traits. In addition, many of his own heinous actions are AdaptedOut on account of him having a different role in the film. In ''Restoration'' he's revealed to be a former Oniwabanshu named Kuroko, a companion of Aoshi and the others, while Gein is just an alias.


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* GracefulLoser: Subverted in ''Restoration'': after being defeated by Saito, he's smiling, since he claims that at least he has uncovered the secrets of Saito Hajime's technique... and then notices that Saito was using his ''right'' hand, meaning that he wasn't taking him seriously at all. Cue to Gein's BigNo.


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* AnachronismStew: Dreadlock? Fighting style and clothing based on the army? UpToEleven in ''Restoration'' where his Tekko is no longer a set of steel-plated armguards but a pair of cans of ''liquid mercury'' [[RuleOfCool which coat his arms to make invincible defense and great offense]].


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* ChromeChampion: In ''Restoration'', he coats his fists in liquid metal/mercury to turn them into deadly weapons. Said liquid metal can even NoSell Sano's Futae no Kiwami at first.

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* AnAttackOnOneIsAnAttackOnAll: He seeks vengeance against the battousai for killing his master and former cohorts, despite having left their ranks prior to their fight with Kenshin. This reasoning later proves to be an excuse to [[BloodKnight fight the man who was powerful enough to slay his master]]. In actuality, he has little respect for his former master and doesn't mourn his death.

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* CompositeCharacter: In the live action movie, he has his manga counterpart's name and dreadlocks, but also elements of Anji, another antagonist who fights with his fists. Anji is a fallen Buddhist monk with respect for his opponents, and Film!Bajin is a devout vegetarian Christian in priest's garb who honors Sanosuke's call for a time-out and prays for a dead chicken. This distinguishes him from Manga!Banjin, who is little more than TheBrute.


* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: For Sanosuke. In the Kyoto arc, Sanosuke is paired with Anji, a noble but corrupted BareFistedMonk with a DarkAndTroubledPast. Banjin also fights with martial arts, but unlike Anji, who dedicated years of his life to painful training to condition his body and perfect his technique, Banjin relies on his armored gauntlets to win, and unlike the monk has no morals or restraint.

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* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: For Sanosuke. In the Kyoto arc, Sanosuke is paired with Anji, a noble but corrupted BareFistedMonk with a DarkAndTroubledPast. Banjin also fights with martial arts, but arts and becomes Sanosuke's rival, vut unlike the monk, has no morals, reatraint or nobility whatsoever, and enjoys hurting others for the fun of it. And unlike Anji, who dedicated years of his life to painful training to condition his body and perfect his technique, Banjin relies on his armored gauntlets to win, and unlike the monk has no morals or restraint.win.

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* TheBully: He gets a kick out of [[KickTheDog pummeling his foes senseless]], and Sanosuke deduces that he typically fights opponents he knows he can beat. When faced with foes of real skill, his weakness shows.
* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: For Sanosuke. In the Kyoto arc, Sanosuke is paired with Anji, a noble but corrupted BareFistedMonk with a DarkAndTroubledPast. Banjin also fights with martial arts, but unlike Anji, who dedicated years of his life to painful training to condition his body and perfect his technique, Banjin relies on his armored gauntlets to win, and unlike the monk has no morals or restraint.


* EvilGenius: While he's not ''the'' [[EvilGenius]] in a FiveManBand sense, functioning instead as Enishi's [[TheDragon Dragon]], he's for sure ''an'' [[EvilGenius]], with shades of 19th Century {{Steampunk}} [[MadScientist]].

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* EvilGenius: While he's not ''the'' [[EvilGenius]] EvilGenius in a FiveManBand sense, functioning instead as Enishi's [[TheDragon Dragon]], he's for sure ''an'' [[EvilGenius]], EvilGenius, with shades of 19th Century {{Steampunk}} [[MadScientist]].MadScientist.


* EvilGenius: While he's not ''the'' {{Evil Genius}} in a {{Five Bad Band}} sense, functioning instead as Enishi's [[TheDragon Dragon]], he's for sure ''an'' {{Evil Genius}}, with shades of 19th Century {{Steampunk}} {{Mad Scientist}}.

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* EvilGenius: While he's not ''the'' {{Evil Genius}} [[EvilGenius]] in a {{Five Bad Band}} FiveManBand sense, functioning instead as Enishi's [[TheDragon Dragon]], he's for sure ''an'' {{Evil Genius}}, [[EvilGenius]], with shades of 19th Century {{Steampunk}} {{Mad Scientist}}.[[MadScientist]].

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* DiseaseBleach: It's implied that watching his sister die caused his hair to go white over a very short period of time.


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* UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: His live-action counterpart explicitly crosses himself when he expresses sadness for a dead chicken and Sannosuke later refers to him as such. His black robes make him look like a priest and even the Funamation sponsored clips identify him as one.



* PowerFist[=/=]LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Wears some really thick armlets called "Tekko". He can use them to punch people really hard, or (mostly) to parry blows and bullets. [[spoiler: Is eventually shattered by Sano's super attack.]]

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* PowerFist[=/=]LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: PowerFist: Wears some really thick armlets called "Tekko". He can use them to punch people really hard, or (mostly) to parry blows and bullets. [[spoiler: Is eventually shattered by Sano's super attack.]]



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* TheBigBad: Of the final arc of the series.

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* TheBigBad: BigBad: Of the final arc of the series.



* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: WordOfGod says he's meant to be this to Makoto Shishio. While Shishio embodied aspects that he felt were positive [[EvilVirtues in a way]], Yukishiro Enishi was created to reflect aspects that he felt were destructive.



* LackOfEmpathy: He wants revenge on Kenshin for his AccidentalMurder of Tomoe, but he only allies with his comrades because he sees them as useful in revenge.

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* LackOfEmpathy: He wants revenge on Kenshin for his AccidentalMurder of Tomoe, but he only allies with his comrades because he sees them as useful in revenge.revenge, and privately admits he doesn't give a damn about anyone else Kenshin has wronged.

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