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* {{Tricksters}}: TheTrickster:





* HybridPower: Played completely straight with Yukito, a half-incubus and half yuki-onna. You just don't realize how powerful he is because [[{{TheCutie}} he's just really nice]].

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* HybridPower: Played completely straight with Yukito, a half-incubus and half yuki-onna.{{Yukionna}}. You just don't realize how powerful he is because [[{{TheCutie}} he's just really nice]].

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* DistractedByTheSexy:
** In Yuki's ealier appearances, before he has complete control of his power, walking into the room makes most people stop thinking about anything else.
** Saitou has also been known to be distracted by Hyoga's muscles and the fact that he's normally wet.


** Rei is more literally and happily [[spoiler Atem and Seth's]] [[PropertyOfLove pet]].

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** Rei is more literally and happily [[spoiler [[spoiler: Atem and Seth's]] [[PropertyOfLove pet]].


** Duo was a KaibaCorp anti-youkai soldier, before being kidapped and turned by [[spoiler Atem and Seth]].

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** Duo was a KaibaCorp [=KaibaCorp=] anti-youkai soldier, before being kidapped kidnapped and turned by [[spoiler [[spoiler: Atem and Seth]].


* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: Aoshi intentionally turns Seth, one of the foremost anti-youkai activists, into a vampire when he recognizes him in a battle.]]
* AnimatedTattoo: Aoshi, eventually, has a snake tattoo that moves around on his body and acts alive, ad his flower tattoos gradually begin to move as well.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: AndThenJohnWasAZombie:
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Aoshi intentionally turns [[spoiler: Seth, one of the foremost anti-youkai activists, activists,]] into a vampire when he recognizes him in a battle.]]
battle.
** Duo was a KaibaCorp anti-youkai soldier, before being kidapped and turned by [[spoiler Atem and Seth]].
* AnimatedTattoo: Aoshi, eventually, has a snake tattoo that moves around on his body and acts alive, ad and his flower tattoos gradually begin to move as well.

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* ImortalityHurts: [[spoiler: Saitou]] can't die... but he has no healing factor at all.


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* InhumanableAlienRights: In Japan, youkai and nonhumans have no rights and are subject to FantasticRacism, despite the efforts of [[ZombieAdvocate Saitou]].


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* TheJuggernaut:
** In 1942, [[spoiler: Saitou]] assassinates the generals and isn't put down even by bullets.
** Inuyasha, when he doesn't have Tessaiga, is literally unstoppable. Sesshoumaru and Hiko fought him for two days to hold him back.
** Aoshi, when he is feeling violent, is basically a force of nature. He can kill hundreds without slowing down.
** Ryu-youkai in general just keep going despite their wounds; it's because they know they'll heal as soon as they get some blood in them, so it makes sense for them to end the fight as quickly as possible, even if it's bloody for them.


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* PlayingWithSyringes:
** Yoko no Kurama is employed as a MadScientist during world War II.
** Shiroe learned about humans by vivisecting his pet one, and tends to learn about living things and the natural world the same way.

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* ToServeMan:
** Almost all nonhumans feed on humans in some way or another - the least-evolved by consuming their flesh, the more enlightened by passively absorbing the ki they generate.
** Kenshin in the modern day considers and makes plans to create a youkai food supply company, incorporating blood into their dishes, to try to mitigate the inherent conflict of the need to eat ad hte need to not be eaten.


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* VanHelsingHateCrimes: KaibaCorp and the Japanese government are guilty of youkai experimentation and slaughter; this is a matter of some international tension. Some characters try to point this out to Seto, to little or no effect.


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* ZombieAdvocate: Saitou, in particular, and later Seth, work within the system to avocate rights for youkai and nonhumans.

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* MonsterProgenitor:
** Pegasus, the original ryu-youkai, was created from a human by Shiroe's magic.
** Alucard, the original real vampire.


** [[spoiler: Bakura]] plays a similar role to Seto, who is also quite lawful... Or he would, if Seto had any compunction using him to his fullest.

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** [[spoiler: Bakura]] plays a similar role to Seto, who is also quite lawful... Or he would, if Seto had any compunction using him to his fullest.fullest (no one said Seto was lawful ''good'').



* ProHumanTranshuman: Despite being not human anymore, Kenshin still firmly believes in protecting both humans and youkai. [[spoiler: Despite ascending to becoming a kami, Saitou never loses his desire to protect those who need it, no matter their species.]]

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* ProHumanTranshuman: ProHumanTranshuman:
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Despite being not human anymore, Kenshin still firmly believes in protecting both humans and youkai. [[spoiler: youkai.
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Despite ascending to becoming a kami, Saitou never loses his desire to protect those who need it, no matter their species.]]



** [[spoiler: Mamosei]] attains sentience and a upgrade from EmpathicWeapon after 100 years.

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** [[spoiler: Mamosei]] attains sentience and a an upgrade from EmpathicWeapon after 100 years.



* TechnicalPacifist: Kenshin and Kenji both use blunted blades and believe in not killing if at all possible, but have no problem battering people with their blunted instruments.

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* TechnicalPacifist: Kenshin and Kenji both use blunted blades and believe in not killing if at all possible, but have no problem battering people with their blunted blunt instruments.



** Atem, Seth, and Rei start out well-intentioed when they [[spoiler: take over Osaka and the surrounding area after the EndOfTheWorld]].

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** Atem, Seth, and Rei start out well-intentioed well-intentioned when they [[spoiler: take over Osaka and the surrounding area after the EndOfTheWorld]].


** Rei is more literally and happily [[spoiler Atem and Seth's]] [[PropertyOfLove pet]].



* TechnicalPacifist: Kenshin and Kenji both use blunted blades and believe in not killing if at all possible.

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* TechnicalPacifist: Kenshin and Kenji both use blunted blades and believe in not killing if at all possible. possible, but have no problem battering people with their blunted instruments.



* ToHellAndBack: Both Aoshi and Sesshoumaru go into Hell and come back out again. Aoshi also goes through heaven, which [[DespairEventHorizon he says was worse]].

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* ToHellAndBack: ToHellAndBack:
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Both Aoshi and Sesshoumaru go into Hell and come back out again. Aoshi also goes through heaven, Heaven, which [[DespairEventHorizon he says was worse]].



* {{Tricksters}}: Bakura is a chaos demon, and Atem and Yuugi are both part kitsune; none of them are good at playing by the rules.
** Kaworu [[spoiler: likes to troll whole dimensions. And he gets away with it.]]
* TrueName: Bakura, Yukito, Ryou and all of Yukito’s children all have ‘secret’ names in Egyptian that are considered their [[{{IKnowYourTrueName}} true names.]]

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* {{Tricksters}}: {{Tricksters}}:
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Bakura is a chaos demon, and Atem and Yuugi are both part kitsune; none of them are good at playing by the rules.
** Kaworu [[spoiler: likes to troll whole dimensions.dimensions, if the side stories are to be believed. And he gets away with it.]]
* TrueName: Bakura, Yukito, Ryou Ryou, and all of Yukito’s children all have ‘secret’ names in Egyptian that are considered their [[{{IKnowYourTrueName}} true names.]]



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Saitou [[spoiler: when he assassinates the generals in 1942 to try to stop UsefulNotes/WorldWarII]]. D’s army-gathering to try to protect the Earth. Aoshi [[spoiler: when he destroys the government]], arguably.
** Atem, Seth and Rei start out as this when they [[spoiler: take over Osaka and the surrounding area after the EndOfTheWorld.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: WellIntentionedExtremist:
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Saitou [[spoiler: when he assassinates the generals in 1942 to try to stop UsefulNotes/WorldWarII]]. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII]].
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D’s army-gathering to try to protect the Earth. Earth.
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Aoshi [[spoiler: when he destroys the government]], arguably.
** Atem, Seth Seth, and Rei start out as this well-intentioed when they [[spoiler: take over Osaka and the surrounding area after the EndOfTheWorld.]]EndOfTheWorld]].



** Several people to Aoshi [[spoiler: after he massacred most of the Japanese government.]]

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** Several people to call out Aoshi [[spoiler: after he massacred most of the Japanese government.]]government]], with varying levels of violence.



* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Kami have certain aspects; one of those aspects is “Wrathful”. It’s usually a RageBreakingPoint rather than a HairTriggerTemper, but if they get to that point, you need to get out of the vicinity, even if you’re their friend.
** Kenshin when he finally hits his breaking point.

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* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry:
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Kami have certain aspects; one of those aspects is “Wrathful”. It’s usually a RageBreakingPoint rather than a HairTriggerTemper, but if they get to that point, you need to get out of the vicinity, even if you’re their friend.
** Kenshin when he finally hits his breaking point.point becomes Battousai, and no one want that.

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* TalkingSword:
** Shun, a living kusari-fundo (chain weapon). Albeit he's in [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human shape]] most of the time.
** [[spoiler: Mamosei]] attains sentience and a upgrade from EmpathicWeapon after 100 years.


* AscendedDemon: [[spoiler: Bakura]] changes to a protective spirit when he [[LoveRedeems falls in love with a mortal]].



** Bakura[[spoiler:, on finding a mortal soulmate he admits to loving, loses his status as a chaos demon.]]
** A more subtle example: the love and unwavering faith of his child changed his nature to suit expectations. Not metaphorically, either - [[YourMindMakesItReal chaos is malleable]].

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** Bakura[[spoiler:, Bakura, on finding a mortal soulmate he admits to loving, [[spoiler: [[AscendedDemon loses his status as a chaos demon.]]
demon]]]].
** A more subtle example: the love and unwavering faith of his child changed his nature to suit expectations.expectations, making him kinder and more protective. Not metaphorically, either - [[YourMindMakesItReal chaos is malleable]].



** Atem also goes for the ManipulativeBastard level of pulling people's strings, but sometimes falters at SmugSnake level as his sadism distracts him.

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** Atem also goes for the ManipulativeBastard level of pulling people's strings, but sometimes falters at SmugSnake level as his [[DescentIntoAddiction sadism distracts him.him]].



** CanonWelding: Several are implied to have their canons be more or less intact, but in the same universe, including Rourouni Kenshin and Inuyasha. Yu Yu Hakusho seems to have its backstory intact but the plot of the series left out.

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** CanonWelding: Several are implied to have their canons be more or less intact, but in the same universe, including Rourouni Kenshin and Inuyasha. Yu Yu Hakusho seems and Escaflowne seem to have its backstory elements of their backstories intact but the plot of the series left out.



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Bakura and his people are called "demons", but are based on the Ancient Egyptian chaos goddess Isfet, and are functionally incubi but also more than that... and they're not necessarily going to be what they are forever.

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Bakura and his people are called "demons", but are based on the Ancient Egyptian chaos goddess Isfet, and are functionally incubi but also more than that... [[AscendedDemon and they're not necessarily going to be what they are forever.forever]].


** [[spoiler: Saitou doesn't like to admit or be reminded that he didn't have any choice about eventually giving up his humanity and becoming a kami.]]

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** [[spoiler: Saitou Saitou]] doesn't like to admit or be reminded that he didn't have any choice about eventually giving up his humanity and becoming a kami.]]



** Atem and Seth capture a young bunny-youkai Momiji explicitly to torture.

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** [[spoiler: Atem and Seth Seth]] capture a young bunny-youkai Momiji explicitly to torture.



* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover: The main series is ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', but there are major characters from ''Manga/YuGiOh'', ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', ''Manga/DragonKnights'', and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. There are also minor characters from ''Manga/SailorMoon'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'', ''Anime/{{Free}}'', ''LightNovel/LogHorizon'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', and ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', as well as ''[[Anime/HellGirl Jigoku Shoujo]]'' cameos.

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* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover: The main series is ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', but there are major characters from ''Manga/YuGiOh'', ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', ''Manga/DragonKnights'', ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. There are also secondary characters from ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Anime/{{Free}}'', ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', minor characters from ''Manga/SailorMoon'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'', ''Anime/{{Free}}'', ''LightNovel/LogHorizon'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', and ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', and ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', as well as ''[[Anime/HellGirl Jigoku Shoujo]]'' cameos.


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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Bakura and his people are called "demons", but are based on the Ancient Egyptian chaos goddess Isfet, and are functionally incubi but also more than that... and they're not necessarily going to be what they are forever.
* OurMagesAreDifferent: Most magic is apparently innate to youkai, demons, and nonhumans, but it does turn out that some there are actual mages, primarily of the "mages are like scholars" variety. Hakkai is a master of KiManipulation, and both Seth and Pegasus are classic spellcasters after they put in the study.


* AGodIAmNot: [[spoiler: Saitou doesn't like to admit or be reminded that he didn't have any choice about eventually giving up his humanity and becoming a kami.]]

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* AGodIAmNot: AGodIAmNot:
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[[spoiler: Saitou doesn't like to admit or be reminded that he didn't have any choice about eventually giving up his humanity and becoming a kami.]]



* AnimatedTattoo: Aoshi, eventually, has a snake tattoo that moves around on his body and acts alive.

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* AnimatedTattoo: Aoshi, eventually, has a snake tattoo that moves around on his body and acts alive.alive, ad his flower tattoos gradually begin to move as well.



* {{Bishounen}}: It's actually easier to list the aversions - Hiko, Inuyasha[[labelnote:*]]who has aged to his physical fifties in here[[/labelnote]], Bakura unless he's trying to be, and Saitou[[labelnote:*]]who is always described as "sharp" - he must be an acquired taste[[/labelnote]].

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* {{Bishounen}}: It's actually easier to list the aversions - Hiko, Hiko[[labelnote:*]]who looks about thirty, but is a good-looking biseinen[[/labelnote]], Inuyasha[[labelnote:*]]who has aged to his physical fifties in here[[/labelnote]], Bakura unless he's trying to be, and Saitou[[labelnote:*]]who is always described as "sharp" - he must be an acquired taste[[/labelnote]].



* BreakTheCutie: In backstory for Yukito. [[spoiler: Apparently he was born with his chaos powers active and he traumatized himself out of using them by bringing his nightmares to life. It also explains why he has vision bad enough to wear glasses - not being able to see let him hide from them.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: BreakTheCutie:
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In backstory for Yukito. [[spoiler: Apparently he was born with his chaos powers active and he traumatized himself out of using them by bringing his nightmares to life. It also explains why he has vision bad enough to wear glasses - not being able to see let him hide from them.]] ]]
** Likewise implied in Touya's past, as he's a young teenager walking the world alone with the ghost of his mother and his father and sister nowhere to be seen.
** Atem and Seth capture a young bunny-youkai Momiji explicitly to torture.



** [[spoiler: Seto gets cursed with genderbending for pissing off a kami. In his case it's controlled by water, a la Ranma.]]
* GodInHumanForm: The Earthkami, [[spoiler: [[Characters/{{SailorMoon}} Darien Shields]].]], is a literal god living a human life.
* GodNeedsPrayerBadly: Rune is slowly fading after a few decades of isolation from the humans who used to prayer for his healing. Additionally, [[spoiler: Saitou and other ancestor kami gain their power from the clan members revering them. Their power grows as the worship base does.]]

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** [[spoiler: Seto gets cursed with genderbending for pissing off a kami. In his case it's controlled by water, a la Ranma.[[{{Manga/RanmaOneHalf}} Ranma]].]]
* GodInHumanForm: The Earthkami, [[spoiler: [[Characters/{{SailorMoon}} Darien Shields]].]], Shields]]]], is a literal god living a human life.
* GodNeedsPrayerBadly: I the present day, Rune is slowly fading after a few decades of isolation from the humans who used to prayer pray for his healing. Additionally, [[spoiler: Saitou and other ancestor kami gain their power from the clan members revering them. Their power grows as the worship base does.]]



* GorgeousGarmentGeneration: [[spoiler: Aoshi uses his new chaos magic to create a silk kimono with a dragon motif for Kenshin out of his ragged gi and hakama]].

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* GorgeousGarmentGeneration: GorgeousGarmentGeneration:
** Hana either has a seamstress hidden away somewhere, or she spontaneously generates her wide variety of costumes. As she's a living doll, probably the latter.
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[[spoiler: Aoshi uses his new chaos magic to create a silk kimono with a dragon motif for Kenshin out of his ragged gi and hakama]].hakama, and it becomes a regular thing]].



* HumanPet / TheRenfield:
** Saitou, Kaji, and Rei serve this purpose at times for one or more ryu-youkai/vampires; they're ClaimedByTheSupernatural with special prey-bites, binding them to their vampires, and they act as portable lunch and daytime bodyguards. Hiko openly refers to them as pets.
** Pegasus is both pet and TheJeeves to Shiroe. Being as he is the original ryu-youkai and became such to be Shiroe's pet, this means that there's some pet-ception going on: dragons keep ryu-youkai, ryu-youkai keep humans.



** [[spoiler: Eventually subverted by Kenji’s permanent death.]]

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** [[spoiler: Eventually subverted by [[spoiler: Kenji’s permanent death.]]

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