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* TheGunslinger: Jimmy, [[CaptainObvious obviously]]. He's a type A and type D.

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* TheGunslinger: Jimmy, [[CaptainObvious obviously]].obviously. He's a type A and type D.


* ShoutOut: Several. The name of the location itself (L'Amour, Arizona) is a shout-out to LouisLAmour.

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* ShoutOut: Several. ShoutOut:
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The name of the location itself (L'Amour, Arizona) is a shout-out to LouisLAmour.Creator/LouisLAmour.


A ''FruitsBasket'' AlternateUniverseFic set in TheWildWest, specifically the Arizona Territory in 1880. Kyo Sohma is the son of a samurai family; of course, after the Meiji Revolution, the samurai no longer exist, so some time prior to the beginning of the story, Kyo and his fiance Tohru Honda come to America to start a new life. When the story begins, Kyo is seen harassing an abusive railroad foreman and has been harassing abusive foremen for some time. This gets him a wanted poster and this poster is noticed by a newly arrived young gunslinger coming in from Texas. Kyo catches wind of this gunslinger and tries to kill him... only to find himself staring down the barrel of the gunslinger's Colt 45.

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A ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' AlternateUniverseFic set in TheWildWest, specifically the Arizona Territory in 1880. Kyo Sohma is the son of a samurai family; of course, after the Meiji Revolution, the samurai no longer exist, so some time prior to the beginning of the story, Kyo and his fiance Tohru Honda come to America to start a new life. When the story begins, Kyo is seen harassing an abusive railroad foreman and has been harassing abusive foremen for some time. This gets him a wanted poster and this poster is noticed by a newly arrived young gunslinger coming in from Texas. Kyo catches wind of this gunslinger and tries to kill him... only to find himself staring down the barrel of the gunslinger's Colt 45.


* BoomHeadshot: Two characters get their brains blown out. See "YourHeadAsplode" below.

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* BoomHeadshot: Two characters get their brains blown out. See "YourHeadAsplode" "YourHeadASplode" below.


A ''FruitsBasket'' AlternateUniverseFic set in the WildWest, specifically the Arizona Territory in 1880. Kyo Sohma is the son of a samurai family; of course, after the Meiji Revolution, the samurai no longer exist, so some time prior to the beginning of the story, Kyo and his fiance Tohru Honda come to America to start a new life. When the story begins, Kyo is seen harassing an abusive railroad foreman and has been harassing abusive foremen for some time. This gets him a wanted poster and this poster is noticed by a newly arrived young gunslinger coming in from Texas. Kyo catches wind of this gunslinger and tries to kill him... only to find himself staring down the barrel of the gunslinger's Colt 45.

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A ''FruitsBasket'' AlternateUniverseFic set in the WildWest, TheWildWest, specifically the Arizona Territory in 1880. Kyo Sohma is the son of a samurai family; of course, after the Meiji Revolution, the samurai no longer exist, so some time prior to the beginning of the story, Kyo and his fiance Tohru Honda come to America to start a new life. When the story begins, Kyo is seen harassing an abusive railroad foreman and has been harassing abusive foremen for some time. This gets him a wanted poster and this poster is noticed by a newly arrived young gunslinger coming in from Texas. Kyo catches wind of this gunslinger and tries to kill him... only to find himself staring down the barrel of the gunslinger's Colt 45.



* ActionGirl: ''Tohru'' of all people. See Took A Level In Badass below. Also Jimmy's lady friend and love interest Karen [=McKenzie=].

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* ActionGirl: ''Tohru'' of all people. See Took A a Level In in Badass below. Also Jimmy's lady friend and love interest Karen [=McKenzie=].



* UnstoppableRage: ''KYO''. However, [[spoiler: it is [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments stopped by Tohru]]. And it's also his weakness. It's also enough to scare Jimmy, who isn't afraid of much]].
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Subaru again.]].

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* UnstoppableRage: ''KYO''. ''KYO.'' However, [[spoiler: it is [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments stopped by Tohru]]. And it's also his weakness. It's also enough to scare Jimmy, who isn't afraid of much]].
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Subaru again.]].]]


A ''FruitsBasket'' AlternateUniverseFic set in the WildWest, specifically the Arizona Territory in 1880. Kyo Sohma is the son of a samurai family; of course, after the Meiji Revolution, the samurai no longer exist, so some time prior to the beginning of the story, Kyo and his fiance Tohru Honda come to America to start a new life. When the story begins, Kyo is seen harrassing an abusive railroad foreman and has been harassing abusive foremen for some time. This gets him a wanted poster and this poster is noticed by a newly arrived young gunslinger coming in from Texas. Kyo catches wind of this gunslinger and tries to kill him... only to find himself staring down the barrel of the gunslinger's Colt 45.

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A ''FruitsBasket'' AlternateUniverseFic set in the WildWest, specifically the Arizona Territory in 1880. Kyo Sohma is the son of a samurai family; of course, after the Meiji Revolution, the samurai no longer exist, so some time prior to the beginning of the story, Kyo and his fiance Tohru Honda come to America to start a new life. When the story begins, Kyo is seen harrassing harassing an abusive railroad foreman and has been harassing abusive foremen for some time. This gets him a wanted poster and this poster is noticed by a newly arrived young gunslinger coming in from Texas. Kyo catches wind of this gunslinger and tries to kill him... only to find himself staring down the barrel of the gunslinger's Colt 45.



* ArmorPiercingSlap: Karen does this to Jimmy after he [[spoiler: kisses her.]]

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Karen does this to Jimmy after he [[spoiler: kisses her.]]her]].



* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Flower Hidden Badass]]: Tohru. Even Karen, who's one of her best friends, is surprised at how she can fight so well.
* DeathGlare - Kyo gives [[spoiler: Jakotsu one after he snaps out of his berserker rage.]]
* DespairEventHorizon - Tohru gets close when she sees that [[spoiler: Kyo cannot snap out of his berserker rage. Luckily, she recovers.]]

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* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Flower Flower, Hidden Badass]]: Tohru. Even Karen, who's one of her best friends, is surprised at how she can fight so well.
* DeathGlare - DeathGlare: Kyo gives [[spoiler: Jakotsu one after he snaps out of his berserker rage.]]
rage]].
* DespairEventHorizon - DespairEventHorizon: Tohru gets close when she sees that [[spoiler: Kyo cannot snap out of his berserker rage. Luckily, she recovers.]]recovers]].



* TheDrifter - Jimmy used to be one. He calls himself a "former drifter".
* {{Expy}} - Subaru, a character who Jimmy fights, shares many similarities with [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Soujiro Seta]].

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* TheDrifter - TheDrifter: Jimmy used to be one. He calls himself a "former drifter".
* {{Expy}} - {{Expy}}: Subaru, a character who Jimmy fights, shares many similarities with [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Soujiro Seta]].



* FreakOut - [[spoiler: Subaru]]
* GentlemanThief - Kaitou is an aversion; he's not even close to being a gentleman. He's essentially a 'wise guy' type and he's somewhat psycho.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan - Jimmy does this during [[spoiler: Subaru's VillainousBreakdown]].
* GoryDiscretionShot - The narration cuts away whenever someone's brains get blown out.
* TheGunslinger - Jimmy, [[CaptainObvious obviously]]. He's a type A and type D.
* HeroicSecondWind - Several times.
* HotBlooded - Kyo and Jimmy. In fact, when Jimmy is told he has hot blood, he actually comes up with the term!

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* FreakOut - FreakOut: [[spoiler: Subaru]]
* GentlemanThief - GentlemanThief: Kaitou is an aversion; he's not even close to being a gentleman. He's essentially a 'wise guy' type and he's somewhat psycho.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan - GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Jimmy does this during [[spoiler: Subaru's VillainousBreakdown]].
* GoryDiscretionShot - GoryDiscretionShot: The narration cuts away whenever someone's brains get blown out.
* TheGunslinger - TheGunslinger: Jimmy, [[CaptainObvious obviously]]. He's a type A and type D.
* HeroicSecondWind - HeroicSecondWind: Several times.
* HotBlooded - HotBlooded: Kyo and Jimmy. In fact, when Jimmy is told he has hot blood, he actually comes up with the term!



* IOweYouMyLife - Jimmy repays Kyo by [[spoiler: saving Kyo's ass.]]
* IdiotHero - Jimmy has some elements of this, mainly in that he rushes in to bad situations without thinking. However, he ultimately subverts it, since he's actually pretty intelligent.

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* IOweYouMyLife - IOweYouMyLife: Jimmy repays Kyo by [[spoiler: saving Kyo's ass.]]
ass]].
* IdiotHero - IdiotHero: Jimmy has some elements of this, mainly in that he rushes in to bad situations without thinking. However, he ultimately subverts it, since he's actually pretty intelligent.



* JidaiGeki: The story has elements of these, even though it takes place after the Meiji Revolution and in the WildWest.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe - Jakotsu explains his plan to Kyo. Kyo, of course, tells him [[TalkToTheFist to shut up]].
* JustLikeRobinHood: Kyo is at first compared to the [[RobinHood famous outlaw.]]

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* JidaiGeki: The story has elements of these, even though it takes place after the Meiji Revolution and in the WildWest.
TheWildWest.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe - JustBetweenYouAndMe: Jakotsu explains his plan to Kyo. Kyo, of course, tells him [[TalkToTheFist to shut up]].
* JustLikeRobinHood: Kyo is at first compared to the [[RobinHood [[Myth/RobinHood famous outlaw.]]outlaw]].



* KidSamurai - Kyo's a technical example. First off, he's 21, and second, he's not a samurai. The warrior class was banned before he could offically become one. Other than that, he fits.
* LadyOfWar - Tohru, sort of.
* LampshadeHanging - Several times, including below.
* LargeHam - Jakotsu. Jimmy even compares him to Hamlet.
* MeaningfulName - Kyo mentions that Kaitou's name [[{{Kaitou}} fits him perfectly]].
* MeetCute - ''Averted'' with Jimmy and Karen. They meet when he walks into her general store to buy some Colt ammunition. Of course, they do crash into each other a short while later, but this is as close to a MeetCute as the story gets.
* MeijiRestoration - Part of Kyo's backstory.
* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: Invoked by Jakotsu as a way to complete his plan [[spoiler: to take over America.]] Not only has he not done it yet, but Kyo thinks he's nuts.
* MixedAncestry - Jimmy, but only barely. While he does have Cherokee ancestry, he's mostly Irish.
* NamesTheSame - The BigBad, Jakotsu, shares his name with the character from ''Manga/InuYasha''. However, he is not a VillainousCrossdresser.

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* KidSamurai - KidSamurai: Kyo's a technical example. First off, he's 21, and second, he's not a samurai. The warrior class was banned before he could offically officially become one. Other than that, he fits.
* LadyOfWar - LadyOfWar: Tohru, sort of.
* LampshadeHanging - LampshadeHanging: Several times, including below.
* LargeHam - LargeHam: Jakotsu. Jimmy even compares him to Hamlet.
* MeaningfulName - MeaningfulName: Kyo mentions that Kaitou's name [[{{Kaitou}} fits him perfectly]].
* MeetCute - MeetCute: ''Averted'' with Jimmy and Karen. They meet when he walks into her general store to buy some Colt ammunition. Of course, they do crash into each other a short while later, but this is as close to a MeetCute as the story gets.
* MeijiRestoration - MeijiRestoration: Part of Kyo's backstory.
* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: Invoked by Jakotsu as a way to complete his plan [[spoiler: to take over America.]] America]]. Not only has he not done it yet, but Kyo thinks he's nuts.
* MixedAncestry - MixedAncestry: Jimmy, but only barely. While he does have Cherokee ancestry, he's mostly Irish.
* NamesTheSame - NamesTheSame: The BigBad, Jakotsu, shares his name with the character from ''Manga/InuYasha''. However, he is not a VillainousCrossdresser.CreepyCrossdresser.



* OhCrap - Jakotsu has this look on his face [[spoiler: when Jimmy breaks his sword with a shot from a rifle musket.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills - A subverted version of this is how Jimmy and Kyo meet. Jimmy goes out to the railroad to ask a few workers about Kyo and mentions that he's on a wanted poster. However, Jimmy fails to mention he's not even interested in arresting him, but the workers tell Kyo he's wanted. Kyo then tries to kill Jimmy and the two nearly kill each other before things are straightened out.

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* OhCrap - OhCrap: Jakotsu has this look on his face [[spoiler: when Jimmy breaks his sword with a shot from a rifle musket.]]
musket]].
* PoorCommunicationKills - PoorCommunicationKills: A subverted version of this is how Jimmy and Kyo meet. Jimmy goes out to the railroad to ask a few workers about Kyo and mentions that he's on a wanted poster. However, Jimmy fails to mention he's not even interested in arresting him, but the workers tell Kyo he's wanted. Kyo then tries to kill Jimmy and the two nearly kill each other before things are straightened out.



* RuleOfCool - A shot from a rifle musket probably isn't [[spoiler: going to break a ''katana'']], but it's still awesome anyway.
* {{Samurai}} - Kyo, but only technically, since the warrior class was banned before he could actually become one.
* TheSheriff - Sheriff John Kane. He's the Town Marshal variety.
* ShoutOut - Several. The name of the location itself (L'Amour, Arizona) is a shout-out to LouisLAmour.

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* RuleOfCool - RuleOfCool: A shot from a rifle musket probably isn't [[spoiler: going to break a ''katana'']], but it's still awesome anyway.
* {{Samurai}} - {{Samurai}}: Kyo, but only technically, since the warrior class was banned before he could actually become one.
* TheSheriff - TheSheriff: Sheriff John Kane. He's the Town Marshal variety.
* ShoutOut - ShoutOut: Several. The name of the location itself (L'Amour, Arizona) is a shout-out to LouisLAmour.



** Jimmy even says [[{{Series/Firefly}} 'mercy is the mark of a great man'.]]
* ShowdownAtHighNoon - Well, it ''is'' a Western, and there's five. But the main ones take place in the afternoon and indoors. A more conventional version happens in Chapter 2, but it's four against one. Another unconventional version is in chapter one, which is how Jimmy and Kyo meet--Kyo tries to kill Jimmy from behind in the evening. And one in chapter three is 6 against 3.
* ShownTheirWork - In chapter 7, the author mentions that the Minie ball bullet had a leathlity index of 154 in the chpater notes.

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** Jimmy even says [[{{Series/Firefly}} 'mercy is the mark of a great man'.]]
man']].
* ShowdownAtHighNoon - ShowdownAtHighNoon: Well, it ''is'' a Western, and there's five. But the main ones take place in the afternoon and indoors. A more conventional version happens in Chapter 2, but it's four against one. Another unconventional version is in chapter one, which is how Jimmy and Kyo meet--Kyo tries to kill Jimmy from behind in the evening. And one in chapter three is 6 against 3.
* ShownTheirWork - ShownTheirWork: In chapter 7, the author mentions that the Minie ball bullet had a leathlity lethality index of 154 in the chpater chapter notes.



* SlasherSmile - Jimmy sports one once.
* {{Squick}}: Jimmy's probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] reaction to blowing a man's head off.
* StepfordSmiler - Subaru
* StormingTheCastle - Two chapters are actually called "Storming The Mansion"
* [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over The United States]] - [[spoiler: Jakotsu's main goal is to overthrow the U.S. government. The other characters, however, think he's crazy.]]
* TalkingIsAFreeAction - Subverted somewhat. This of course leads to...
* [[TalkToTheFist Talk To The Sword]] - When Jakotsu tells Kyo of [[spoiler: his plan to overthrow the United States government]], Kyo attacks him and says "You talk too much".
* ThisIsUnforgivable - Kyo says this to Jakotsu.
* TookALevelInBadass - Tohru, of all people. She's able to wield a ''[[BladeOnAStick naginata]]'' with ease, and can hold her own in a fight, unlike her canon counterpart. But she's afraid of guns.
* TowerOfBabel - Averted on occasion. Karen speaks fluent Japanese, which comes from her living in Japan because her father was part of the U.S. mission to Japan.
* TranquilFury - Kyo shows this [[spoiler: after snapping out of his berserker rage.]]
* TranslationConvention - Whenever someone is conversing in Japanese, it's written in English. Of course, the occasional phrase gets by.
* TsunDere - Karen is a less violent Type B. She does slap Jimmy once, but she apologizes because she was called out for it. Other than that, the most tsun-tsun she gets is simply playfully insulting Jimmy.
* UnstoppableRage - ''KYO''. However, [[spoiler: it is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming stopped by Tohru.]] And it's also his weakness. It's also enough to scare Jimmy, who isn't afraid of much.]]
* VillainousBreakdown - [[spoiler: Subaru again]].
* WantedPoster - Jimmy noticing one of these with Kyo on it is how this whole mess gets started.
* WarriorPoet - Kyo. This of course, comes with the territory of being the son of a samurai family.
* TheWestern - Obviously.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief - This is pushed in-story when the characters come across a Japanese mansion in Arizona. Jimmy can't believe what he's seeing.

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* SlasherSmile - SlasherSmile: Jimmy sports one once.
* {{Squick}}: Jimmy's probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} reaction to blowing a man's head off.
* StepfordSmiler - StepfordSmiler: Subaru
* StormingTheCastle - StormingTheCastle: Two chapters are actually called "Storming The Mansion"
* [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over The the United States]] - States]]: [[spoiler: Jakotsu's main goal is to overthrow the U.S. government. The other characters, however, think he's crazy.]]
* TalkingIsAFreeAction - TalkingIsAFreeAction: Subverted somewhat. This of course leads to...
* [[TalkToTheFist Talk To The Sword]] - to the Sword]]: When Jakotsu tells Kyo of [[spoiler: his plan to overthrow the United States government]], Kyo attacks him and says "You talk too much".
much."
* ThisIsUnforgivable - ThisIsUnforgivable: Kyo says this to Jakotsu.
* TookALevelInBadass - TookALevelInBadass: Tohru, of all people. She's able to wield a ''[[BladeOnAStick naginata]]'' with ease, and can hold her own in a fight, unlike her canon counterpart. But she's afraid of guns.
* TowerOfBabel - TowerOfBabel: Averted on occasion. Karen speaks fluent Japanese, which comes from her living in Japan because her father was part of the U.S. mission to Japan.
* TranquilFury - TranquilFury: Kyo shows this [[spoiler: after snapping out of his berserker rage.]]
* TranslationConvention - TranslationConvention: Whenever someone is conversing in Japanese, it's written in English. Of course, the occasional phrase gets by.
* TsunDere - {{Tsundere}}: Karen is a less violent Type B. She does slap Jimmy once, but she apologizes because she was called out for it. Other than that, the most tsun-tsun she gets is simply playfully insulting Jimmy.
* UnstoppableRage - UnstoppableRage: ''KYO''. However, [[spoiler: it is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments stopped by Tohru.]] Tohru]]. And it's also his weakness. It's also enough to scare Jimmy, who isn't afraid of much.]]
much]].
* VillainousBreakdown - VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Subaru again]].
again.]].
* WantedPoster - WantedPoster: Jimmy noticing one of these with Kyo on it is how this whole mess gets started.
* WarriorPoet - WarriorPoet: Kyo. This of course, comes with the territory of being the son of a samurai family.
* TheWestern - TheWestern: Obviously.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief - WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: This is pushed in-story when the characters come across a Japanese mansion in Arizona. Jimmy can't believe what he's seeing.



* WhenSheSmiles - Kyo is a sucker for Tohru's smile.
** Jimmy is also a male example. When he gives his real smile, [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Karen herself cannot help but smile back]].]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech - Kyo mentions how he and Jakotsu are outdated not only in the WildWest, but in their homeland.
* [[WouldntHitAGirl Wouldn't Hit My Fiancee]] - This is actually an important plot point. [[spoiler: When Kyo is in his berserker rage, he knocks Tohru down, pushing her closer to the DespairEventHorizon. When he snaps out of it, he apologizes, since he felt guilty about hurting her. However, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she forgives him since she knew that he didn't mean to.]] He still vows never to hit her again.]]
* {{Yakuza}} - Jakotsu's gang has elements of this.
* YoungGun - Even though he's 21, Jimmy sort of counts.
* YourHeadAsplode - Two characters get their brains blown out.

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* WhenSheSmiles - WhenSheSmiles: Kyo is a sucker for Tohru's smile.
** Jimmy is also a male example. When he gives his real smile, [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Karen herself cannot help but smile back]].]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech - WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Kyo mentions how he and Jakotsu are outdated not only in the WildWest, TheWildWest, but in their homeland.
* [[WouldntHitAGirl Wouldn't Hit My Fiancee]] - Fiancee]]: This is actually an important plot point. [[spoiler: When Kyo is in his berserker rage, he knocks Tohru down, pushing her closer to the DespairEventHorizon. When he snaps out of it, he apologizes, since he felt guilty about hurting her. However, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments she forgives him since she knew that he didn't mean to.]] to]]. He still vows never to hit her again.]]
* {{Yakuza}} - {{Yakuza}}: Jakotsu's gang has elements of this.
* YoungGun - YoungGun: Even though he's 21, Jimmy sort of counts.
* YourHeadAsplode - YourHeadASplode: Two characters get their brains blown out.


* BadAss: ''Kyo''. Jimmy also gets his moments.


* {{Expy}} - Subaru, a character who Jimmy fights, shares many similarities with [[RurouniKenshin Soujiro Seta]].

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* {{Expy}} - Subaru, a character who Jimmy fights, shares many similarities with [[RurouniKenshin [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Soujiro Seta]].



** There is also a moment where a samurai Kyo is fighting mentions a [[RurouniKenshin former imperial assassin who is trying to make amends for his past.]]

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** There is also a moment where a samurai Kyo is fighting mentions a [[RurouniKenshin [[Manga/RurouniKenshin former imperial assassin who is trying to make amends for his past.]]


* NamesTheSame - The BigBad, Jakotsu, shares his name with the character from InuYasha. However, he is not a VillainousCrossdresser.

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* NamesTheSame - The BigBad, Jakotsu, shares his name with the character from InuYasha.''Manga/InuYasha''. However, he is not a VillainousCrossdresser.


** Jimmy even says [[{{Firefly}} 'mercy is the mark of a great man'.]]

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** Jimmy even says [[{{Firefly}} [[{{Series/Firefly}} 'mercy is the mark of a great man'.]]


* TheAmericanCivilWar: Part of Jimmy's backstory.

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* TheAmericanCivilWar: UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar: Part of Jimmy's backstory.


* NeedsMoreLove - It barely gets any notice on FF.net.


* AllAsiansAreAlike / MistakenNationality: The whorehouse owner in chapter two mistakes Kyo for a ChineseLaborer. Jimmy replies, "He's Japanese, you coot!"


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* InterchangeableAsianCultures / MistakenNationality: The whorehouse owner in chapter two mistakes Kyo for a ChineseLaborer. Jimmy replies, "He's Japanese, you coot!"

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* NauseaFuel: InUniverse. The sight of brains all over the ground makes Jimmy lose his lunch.


* HeroicSociopath - Jimmy is implied to be one. Even though he regrets killing people.

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