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** Dr. Ichigaki, no doubt. Intentionally taking three humans, brainwashing them into [[AndIMustScream becoming murderous tools]], then relishing in their pain and death. ''Nobody'' mourned his defeat or his AntiClimaxBoss status in which Yusuke [[AndThisIsFor beat the crap out of him]].

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** Dr. Ichigaki. Of course, [[CatharsisFactor nobody was complaining]].


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** Dr. Ichigaki, no doubt. Intentionally taking three humans, brainwashing them into [[AndIMustScream becoming murderous tools]], then relishing in their pain and death. ''Nobody'' mourned his defeat or his AntiClimaxBoss status in which Yusuke [[AndThisIsFor beat the crap out of him]].


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** "SPIRIT... FLYSWATTER!"
*** Later on, when Kuwabara's told Yusuke is doing what he did, Kuwabara said, "He's using the spirit flyswatter?"

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** Yusuke, to a lesser extent. When Yusuke initially turns down the chance to come back to life, Botan is pretty alarmed to discover that, ''at 14 years old no less'', Yusuke's totally convinced that [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing everyone he knows, including his own mother, will be glad that he's dead]]. It's attending his own wake and being shown that he's ''dead wrong'' that convinces him to come back.


** Gonzo Tarukane is a ruthless, cruel and greedy gangster who tortures Yukina for her pearl tears and is willing to do anything for profit, no matter how horrible. So seeing him lose his fortune on a bet that was rigged in Sakyo's favor and being laughed at by the other Black Black Club members for it, getting bloodily beaten into unconsciousness by Hiei and then going insane before being executed by Younger Toguro is incredibly satisfying.
** Elder Toguro's ultimate fate [[spoiler: of being trapped inside the Sinning Tree and relieving his worst nightmare of being unable to hurt Kurama no matter how much he slashes and cuts him up]] also counts, given what an depraved sociopath he was. Earlier there was also his own brother finally having enough of his dishonorable tactics and taking him out in just two hits that came very close to killing him.

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** Gonzo Tarukane is a ruthless, cruel cruel, and greedy gangster who tortures Yukina for her rare and highly-valuable pearl tears and is willing to do anything for profit, no matter how horrible. So seeing him lose his fortune on a bet that was rigged in Sakyo's favor and being laughed at by the other Black Black Club members for it, getting [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown bloodily beaten into unconsciousness unconsciousness]] by Hiei and then going insane before being executed [[AssholeVictim executed]] by Younger Toguro is incredibly satisfying.
** Elder Toguro's [[FateWorseThanDeath ultimate fate fate]] [[spoiler: of being trapped inside the Sinning Tree and relieving his worst nightmare of being unable to hurt Kurama no matter how much he slashes and cuts him up]] also counts, given what an depraved sociopath he was. Earlier there was also Another example for Elder Toguro is the fact that right after being defeated by Kuwabara from within their Dark Tournament finals match, his own brother younger brother, who finally having had enough of him and his dishonorable tactics and taking tactics, brutally takes him out in just two hits that came very close to killing him.


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**Gonzo Tarukane is a ruthless, cruel and greedy gangster who tortures Yukina for her pearl tears and is willing to do anything for profit, no matter how horrible. So seeing him lose his fortune on a bet that was rigged in Sakyo's favor and being laughed at by the other Black Black Club members for it, getting bloodily beaten into unconsciousness by Hiei and then going insane before being executed by Younger Toguro is incredibly satisfying.
**Elder Toguro's ultimate fate [[spoiler: of being trapped inside the Sinning Tree and relieving his worst nightmare of being unable to hurt Kurama no matter how much he slashes and cuts him up]] also counts, given what an depraved sociopath he was. Earlier there was also his own brother finally having enough of his dishonorable tactics and taking him out in just two hits that came very close to killing him.


* SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing: The Funimation dub of the series is one of the earliest examples. While there were some issues, like [[NoPronunciationGuide name pronunciations]] and the occasional DubInducedPlotHole, the voice acting was well done and it had plenty of amusing Woolseyisms.

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The Funimation dub of the series is one of the earliest examples. While there were some issues, like [[NoPronunciationGuide name pronunciations]] and the occasional DubInducedPlotHole, the voice acting was well done and it had plenty of amusing Woolseyisms. It's widely agreed that regardless of the quality of the voice acting, the dub has the better script.


* FashionVictimVillain: Even the most hardcore fans will usually admit that Sensui's Sacred Energy Armor looks silly.

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* FashionVictimVillain: Even the most hardcore fans will usually admit that Sensui's first Sacred Energy Armor ([[https://yuyuhakusho.fandom.com/wiki/Shinobu_Sensui#Known_Techniques.2FMoves as can be seen here]]) looks silly. His other Sacred Energy Armor, which places emphasis on speed and offense, is more likely to be an aversion.


** Sakyo is a charming, charismatic member of the Black Black Club who [[RagsTORiches came up from nothing]]. A born sociopath who despised his honest, loving family, Sakyo graduated from [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals torturing animals]] into high stakes gambling where he amassed a fortune to join the demon-trafficking and torturing Black Black Club. Deciding to advance even further, Sakyo plays the group's founder Gonzo Tarukane by secretly paying off the Toguro brothers when Tarukane hires them as bodyguards, rigging the gambles he makes with Tarukane by having the Toguro brothers take a dive against Team Urameshi. Setting up his team to fight in the Dark Tournament, Sakyo takes a curious liking to Shizuru Kuwabara and protects her during the events while also manipulating and eventually disposing of the rest of the Black Black Club, before gambling his own life on Toguro's victory in order to insure he can see a portal opened to the Demon World out of sheer morbid curiosity. When Toguro is defeated, Sakyo immediately [[FaceDeathWithDignity offers his life without complaint]], bidding a last fond farewell to Shizuru first.

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** Sakyo is a charming, charismatic member of the Black Black Club who [[RagsTORiches [[RagsToRiches came up from nothing]]. A born sociopath who despised his honest, loving family, Sakyo graduated from [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals torturing animals]] into high stakes gambling where he amassed a fortune to join the demon-trafficking and torturing Black Black Club. Deciding to advance even further, Sakyo plays the group's founder Gonzo Tarukane by secretly paying off the Toguro brothers when Tarukane hires them as bodyguards, rigging the gambles he makes with Tarukane by having the Toguro brothers take a dive against Team Urameshi. Setting up his team to fight in the Dark Tournament, Sakyo takes a curious liking to Shizuru Kuwabara and protects her during the events while also manipulating and eventually disposing of the rest of the Black Black Club, before gambling his own life on Toguro's victory in order to insure he can see a portal opened to the Demon World out of sheer morbid curiosity. When Toguro is defeated, Sakyo immediately [[FaceDeathWithDignity offers his life without complaint]], bidding a last fond farewell to Shizuru first.


** In the English Dub, Creator/SonnyStrait's character tries to kill Creator/TravisWillingham's character. [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist In their next role]] together they'd end up playing best friends.

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** In the English Dub, Creator/SonnyStrait's character tries to kill Creator/TravisWillingham's character. [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist In their next role]] roles]] together they'd end up have the polar opposite relation, playing best friends.

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** In the English Dub, Creator/SonnyStrait's character tries to kill Creator/TravisWillingham's character. [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist In their next role]] together they'd end up playing best friends.


* InformedWrongness: Early in the Three Kings Arc, Yusuke gets scolded and rejected by Kuroko because he told a demon that he didn't fault him for eating humans. The thing is, Yusuke didn't say it was okay for him to eat humans, but rather, he understood why because some demons need to eat humans to live.

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** In the Chapter Black Arc, Kuwabara bails on a mission to go to a concert instead, which is painted as a selfish and irresponsible move by the rest of Team Urameshi. Normally, it would be, but Kuwabara had lost his powers since the end of the Dark Tournament, so he probably wouldn't have been much help anyway.
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Early in the Three Kings Arc, Yusuke gets scolded and rejected by Kuroko because he told a demon that he didn't fault him for eating humans. The thing is, Yusuke didn't say it was okay for him to eat humans, but rather, he understood why because some demons need to eat humans to live.


* AdaptationDisplacement: The anime is much more well-known than the manga. Reasons for this that are cited are Studio Pierrot's practice of AdaptationDistillation and to some extent PragmaticAdaptation in [[AdaptedOut compressing]] EarlyInstallmentWeirdness of Yusuke's pre-resurrection errands (which lasted for two volumes in the manga, but is only five episodes in the anime), omitting certain details that were considered unnecessary [[DarkerAndEdgier grittiness]] (for example in the Manga Yusuke, who is a teenager, was established as being a smoker. The anime completely removes this aspect of his character even if only to avoid controversy with [[CensorshipBureau public moral censors]]) and even some degree of AdaptationExpansion in turning minor plot points into mini subplots.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The anime is much more well-known than the manga. Reasons for this that are cited are Studio Pierrot's practice of AdaptationDistillation and to some extent PragmaticAdaptation in [[AdaptedOut compressing]] EarlyInstallmentWeirdness of Yusuke's pre-resurrection errands (which lasted for two volumes in the manga, but is but only five episodes in the anime), omitting certain details that were considered unnecessary [[DarkerAndEdgier grittiness]] (for example in the Manga manga, Yusuke, who is a teenager, was established as being a smoker. The anime completely removes this aspect of his character even if only to avoid controversy with [[CensorshipBureau public moral censors]]) and even some degree of AdaptationExpansion in turning minor plot points into mini subplots.mini-subplots.



** Kurama: Is Kurama really as sweet as he seems or is he really ManipulativeBastard who is willing to do anything to get what he wants? You decide!

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** Kurama: Is Kurama really as sweet as he seems or is he really a ManipulativeBastard who is willing to do anything to get what he wants? You decide!



** The fact that Yusuke and his mother Atsuko are despised '''far''' more than it'd be normal for an AlcoholicParent and her delinquent son (specially by Yusuke's teachers), plus [[spoiler: the fact that they descend from a woman who ingested corpses to provide her medical services (something ritually impure according to Shinto)]] has created a very minor fanon about the Urameshis being members of the heavily discriminated ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burakumin burakumin]]'' group. The fact that Atsuko has {{yakuza}} connections in the manga doesn't help, since ''burakumin'' men make 60% of the yakuza membership (due to how hard it is for them to find better work).

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** The fact that Yusuke and his mother Atsuko are despised '''far''' more than it'd would be normal for an AlcoholicParent and her delinquent son (specially (especially by Yusuke's teachers), plus [[spoiler: the fact that they descend from a woman who ingested corpses to provide her medical services (something ritually impure according to Shinto)]] has created a very minor fanon about the Urameshis being members of the heavily discriminated ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burakumin burakumin]]'' group. The fact that Atsuko has {{yakuza}} connections in the manga doesn't help, since ''burakumin'' men make 60% of the yakuza membership (due to how hard it is for them to find better work).



** In the manga it's none other than Yomi. After a brief exchange in the fight, the story jumps to some time later with Yusuke commenting on what happened.
** For being strong enough to make it to the semi-finals of the Dark Tournament, [[spoiler: Shishiwakamaru]] and [[spoiler: Suzuka]] each go down very quickly against [[spoiler: Genkai]], despite the latter being in a ''severely'' weakened state. [[spoiler: Suzuka]] especially seemed to be set up as a legitimate threat, earning some wariness from Kurama and Hiei.

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** In the manga manga, it's none other than Yomi. After a brief exchange in the fight, the story jumps to some time later with Yusuke commenting on what happened.
** For being strong enough to make it to the semi-finals of the Dark Tournament, [[spoiler: Shishiwakamaru]] and [[spoiler: Suzuka]] Suzuki]] each go down very quickly against [[spoiler: Genkai]], despite the latter being in a ''severely'' weakened state. [[spoiler: Suzuka]] Suzuki]] especially seemed to be set up as a legitimate threat, earning some wariness from Kurama and Hiei.



* NarmCharm: The Beautiful. Suzuka. Just watch Episode 50. [[spoiler: Watching an [[NeverMessWithGranny old lady]] royally kick [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries a gay clown's]] ass all over the place with nothing but her bare hands is pretty damn hilarious.]] Suzuka's antics along with Genkai's responses to them are really what makes it work.

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* NarmCharm: The Beautiful. Suzuka.Suzuki. Just watch Episode 50. [[spoiler: Watching an [[NeverMessWithGranny old lady]] royally kick [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries a gay clown's]] ass all over the place with nothing but her bare hands is pretty damn hilarious.]] Suzuka's Suzuki's antics along with Genkai's responses to them are really what makes it work.



** He's completely ridiculous in every other respect, but Suzuka is right that people tend to aggrandize things that are shrouded in mystery, this being the reason he gives for keeping his "beautiful" face hidden under clown makeup.

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** He's completely ridiculous in every other respect, but Suzuka Suzuki is right that people tend to aggrandize things that are shrouded in mystery, this being the reason he gives for keeping his "beautiful" face hidden under clown makeup.


** A minor example from the Dark Tournament arc is George suggesting Hiei attack Bui while the latter is busy removing his armor. While the girls chew him out for suggesting such a dishonorable act, they seem to forget a very important detail. The tournament isn't an officially-sanctioned martial arts competition. It's BloodSport where the only consistent rules are 1) No interfering with the match. 2) Stay in the ring. When most matches are won by killing your opponent, every fighter should be a CombatPragmatist. There's also the fact that Botan said that Hiei would never do something so dishonorable. Umm, did she forget that he used to be a murderous criminal?
** Mr. Akashi and Mr. Iwamoto are no doubt irredeemable jerk asses, but their attempts to get Yusuke and Kuwabara expelled aren't unjustified, as they weren't exactly model students. While Kuwabara made an effort to be a stright-A student and avoid his delinquent lifestyle, it was implied that Yusuke never improved his school life.

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** A minor example from the Dark Tournament arc is George suggesting Hiei attack Bui while the latter is busy removing his armor. While the girls chew him out for suggesting such a dishonorable act, they seem to forget a very important detail. The tournament isn't an officially-sanctioned martial arts competition. It's BloodSport where the only consistent rules are 1) No interfering with the match. 2) Stay in the ring. When most matches are won by killing your opponent, every fighter should be a CombatPragmatist. There's also the fact that Botan said that Hiei would never do something so dishonorable. Umm, did she forget that he used to be a murderous criminal?
criminal in the past and at one time tried to turn her best friend Keiko into a demon during his first battle against Yusuke?
** Mr. Akashi and Mr. Iwamoto are no doubt irredeemable jerk asses, but their attempts to get Yusuke and Kuwabara expelled aren't unjustified, as they weren't exactly model students. While Kuwabara made an effort to be a stright-A straight-A student and avoid his delinquent lifestyle, it was implied that Yusuke never improved his school life.


* RetroactiveRecognition: A crapton, with a few good examples listed above. Most notable is Creator/VicMignogna as Uraurashima and Bui (though, for the latter, you wouldn't tell that was him just by listening to him), though Creator/TravisWillingham as Yanagisawa is notable as well.



* RetroactiveRecognition: A crapton, with a few good examples listed above. Most notable is Creator/VicMignogna as Uraurashima and Bui (though, for the latter, you wouldn't tell that was him just by listening to him), though Creator/TravisWillingham as Yanagisawa is notable as well.



** Mr. Takanaka, Yusuke's principal. He was the only person at Sariaski Junior High that believed in Yusuke and Kuwabara's potential. There was a lot of potential for him to be a father figure for Yusuke.

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** Mr. Takanaka, Yusuke's principal. He was the only person at Sariaski Junior High that believed in Yusuke and Kuwabara's potential. potential [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre to better and improve themselves]]. There was a lot of potential for him to even be a father figure for Yusuke.Yusuke himself.



* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: Keiko gets this from "feminist" fangirls for being one of the [[{{Muggles}} few characters who doesn't have any powers]], as well as getting emotional in distressing situations. Some of her detractors would go far as ignoring and ''outright'' denying anything good she's ever done in the series. Yoshihiro Togashi himself revealing he didn't like her as a character doesn't help.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: Keiko gets this from "feminist" fangirls for being one of the [[{{Muggles}} few characters who doesn't have any powers]], as well as getting emotional in distressing situations. Some of her detractors would go far as ignoring and ''outright'' denying anything good she's ever done in the series. Yoshihiro Togashi Creator/YoshihiroTogashi himself revealing that he didn't like her as a character doesn't help.

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