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These are the characters who are part of Kenshin's clan - either related by blood or by, well... blood.

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    Himura Kenshin 

Himura Kenshin
Original: Rurouni Kenshin

"You’re my clan. I can carry as many of you as I must, that I can."

Legendary assassin of the Bakumatsu. Master of Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu. Wandering swordsman attempting to atone for the sins of his past. Then he finds out his master Hiko is a ryu-youkai, a nearly immortal being who feeds on the ki in blood. And now, so is he. So much for his quiet life of retirement.

  • Action Dad: He isn't about to stand aside and let his son and grandson do all the fighting.
  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: To avoid killing others in combat, Kenshin uses his reverse-bladed sword. Later after the apocalypse spends his time meditating to prevent harming others with his out of control dragon ki.
  • The Ageless: Is in a stasis at around physically 20 years old since being turned. He is still vulnerable to injury but won't die of old age.
  • All-Loving Hero: Known for helping others and avoiding massacres.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Occasionally gets a dragon aura.
  • Animal Motifs: The dragon. Even more so after he is gifted with a dying dragon's soul.
  • The Atoner
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: One of the trademark abilities of his sword style, Kenshin uses his powerful ki sense to read his opponent’s actions and emotions.
  • Badass Adorable: Physically a young-looking 20 years old, short and cute with wide eyes and a sweet smile. Do not poke. He bites.
  • Bag of Holding: His kimono, to all appearances. How does he store blankets in there?
  • Berserk Button: Admitting that you killed an innocent person For the Evulz, or threatening to harm an innocent person, especially children, or worse his family, will result in a swift beat-down.
    • To a lesser extent, his hair. He gets rather annoyed when people mess with his hair. It’s just rude.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kenshin is humble and friendly. He's also one of the most skilled swordsmen and powerful youkai in the world, and can use his deadly skills if you mess with his clan or with innocents.
  • Beyond the Impossible:He brings Aoshi back from the dead after he was beheaded, when beheading is supposed to kill a vampire premanently.
  • Bishōnen
  • Calling the Old Man Out / Rage Against the Mentor: Hiko, in 1882.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: No matter how torn, beaten, or battered he is, a voice crying for help will always reach him.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's calm, hard to anger and generally prefers not to fight, but is deadly if you rouse him to anger.
  • Cool Sword: Mamosei. A youkai blade crafted specifically for Kenshin after he helps contain Inuyasha’s rampage. Toutousai crafted it from one of his fangs, hair and blood. It answers only to him, and has the ability to swap the cutting edge from the spine (sakabatou mode) to the face (katana mode).
    • Cargo Ship: He gets all upset and flustered if you take Mamosei away from him... and he calls Mamosei “he”... and Saitou calls Mamosei his wife.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Dead parents. Picked up by slavers. Watched slavers get murdered by bandits. Buried everyone all alone. Joined the war effort at 14. Was an assassin and skirmisher. Accidentally killed his first wife. All the troubles from the canon... And that’s all before the story.
  • Determinator
  • Disappeared Dad: He didn't even know he had a kid for over a year, and even when he does he can't stay there because of the danger to Kaoru.
    • Later averted when he takes Kenji in to keep Kaoru safe and train his son. Still applies to his human-seeming daughter Hana after Kaoru tells him not to come back.
  • Dork Knight: Sweet, kind and kind of shy Himura Kenshin. That's not to say he isn't a skilled, disciplined swordsman who will hurt you if necessary.
  • The Empath: Partially. Kenshin doesn’t like to drink from unwilling victims, both for moral reasons and physical ones; the blood from an unwilling victim tends to make him sick to his stomach. This may be psychosomatic.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Already possibly the most badass Badass Normal before Hiko turned him into a vampire.
  • Empty Nest: Even when not completely empty, Kenshin gets melancholy without his family around.
  • Experienced Protagonist: He's a war veteran, has been an accomplished swordsman for over a decade, and is a strong contender for the best swordsman in Japan by the time the series starts. That experience just builds as the story continues.
  • Eye Color Change: Goes from periwinkle blue to gold when his ryu powers surface, or when he's angry.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu
  • The Fettered
  • Fighting for a Homeland: Yamaguchi, a former dragon's lair the size of a mountain that Kenshin claims as a safe place for youkai, hanyou and those humans who wish to live in harmony with them.
  • Friend to All Children: He loves children and they love him; do not threaten a child in front of him unless you really enjoy pain.
  • Get Ahold Of Yourself Man: He delivers an out of characterslap to his grandson when Atem is torturing someone unnecessarily. It works.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Kenshin is a kind man, but he's not naive to how awful and brutal the world can really be.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He may not kill you when he fights you, but rest assured, you don't know what pain is until you piss him off. It he does kill, he does so quickly and cleanly.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: While he and Aoshi have Saitou claimed as their prey, he’s possessive and jealous. Generally, however, if he’s jealous he internalizes it.
  • The Hero
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes into a severe one after deciding to break his vow and kill Yoko Kurama.
  • Heroic Safe Mode: How he deals with things like Kenji’s death until the situation is over.
  • House Husband: Is a wonderful cook - it's even how he makes his living in the modern era - and takes care of all the domestic parts of life for his lovers and extended family.
    • Real Men Cook: And he makes sure that Kenji and Atem know how as well.
  • Humble Hero: Never uses his power and title to strike fear in anyone, even his enemies. Even when he comes out of The Masquerade, despite his infamy, he still presents himself as a protector with a safe place for youkai, nothing more.
  • Immortal Life Is Cheap: Kenshin dies at least twice. In fact, the story starts with him dead.
  • Insistent Terminology: He is ryu-youkai, not a vampire, that he is.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With several characters, though he tends to feel fatherly toward them. It's hard to avoid once you start living for centuries.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Early on, Hiko makes of himself a pest and gets between Kenshin and Aoshi, apparently just for shits and giggles.
  • Keigo: Speaks like this constantly to start with, and is also a Third-Person Person.note  He later drops this with his family and his lovers; they know that he is upset when he reverts to this manner of speaking.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Kenshin at the most has three outfits at any one time before the 20th century.
    • Averted after the timeskip - Hana enjoys making outfits for her Uncle Gozaru
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Aoshi.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Kenshin has long, red hair and has noted to be quite handsome.
  • Magnetic Hero: ‘Kenshinland’ collects everything from humans to demigods.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain
  • Master Swordsman: Kind of what he’s famous for.
  • Meaningful Name: His birth name Shinta means "Kindness".
  • Meaningful Rename: When Hiko Seijuro, his teacher and adoptive father, considered Shinta – which means "Kindness" – too meek a name for a swordsman, he renamed the boy "Kenshin" (Sword-Heart) so he may better travel down the road of the warrior.
  • Mentor Ship: With Aoshi, his "little one".
    • And offscreen with Hiko as well.
  • Mindlink Mates: With Aoshi, to the point that they sometimes don’t even bother forming words, just communicate with feelings. And, eventually, with Saitou.
  • Morality Chain: To Aoshi and to a lesser extent to Saitou and Atem.
  • Multigenerational Household
  • Mundane Utility: He uses superspeed and sword techniques to cut vegetables, and ki flame to disinfect his kitchen.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He has them, but they're lean; he's short with a sprinter's lanky build. This does not stop him from jumping inhumanly high into the air and knocking around opponents twice his size.
    • Partially subverted, however, in that his strength comes less from muscle mass and more from channeling his ki into his own body to enhance his physical attributes, a natural skill for most ryu-youkai.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Ryu-youkai (vampire) instincts are extremely hard to control at times…
  • Nice Guy: Kenshin is humble, friendly, and has sworn off killing anyone. Even enemies. Finally breaks this vow when fighting against Yoko Kurama, who has a vendetta against the family. Leads to a HeroicBSOD as he grapples with the guilt. He also adopts people into his clan readily and fathers them all affectionately. Even if they don’t appreciate it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In which "it" is a relationship briefly. Kenshin’s attempts to fix Aoshi and Saitou’s relationship in 2015 just ends in violence. It probably would have gone better if he hadn’t been trying any counseling, since it turned out the explanations he was trying to give weren't even right.
  • The Nicknamer: He calls everyone he adopts “-chan”, no matter how old or how powerful they are. Seto is not amused.
  • Noodle Incident: Kenshin + child porn ring = Unstoppable Rage. That's all we know.
  • Official Couple: Kaoru. And then Aoshi. And then Aoshi and Saitou.
  • Older Than He Looks: He’s always looked young for his age; as a ryu-youkai it's combined with his ageless immortality - he's settled at the physical age of about 20, but his appearance is fifteen or so.
  • One-Man Army: He was already an army-slayer during the Bakumatsu, when he was a hitokiri, but as a ryu-youkai he becomes game-breakingly powerful, like his teacher Hiko, and only fights when everyone else can't handle it.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Delivers a calm slap to Atem when the latter was torturing Kenji’s killer. It's enough to snap Atem back into sense.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Hana, his human-seeming daughter, and later Kenji.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: There is a good reason why he's always holding back.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Kenshin is usually towered over by his friends… lovers… average-sized women… random teenagers… pretty much everyone except his twin grandsons.
  • Power Trio: The McCoy to Saitou's Spock and Aoshi's Kirk.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: Kenshin was the first unfettered ryu, the first to get a badass new sword, and the one to receive a dying dragon's soul. Saitou and Aoshi are constantly playing catch-up. They do, eventually.
    • Mildly subverted in that he's the last of the trio to reach his final power up as a kami.
  • Red Baron: Hitokiri Battousai
  • Red Is Heroic: His hair.
  • Replacement Goldfish: More-or-less-intentionally got Kaoru pregnant in time for her to have a new child to replace Kenji when he had to take him away for training.
  • Retired Badass: After WWII and into the modern era. Unfortunately he didn't get the chance to stay retired.
  • Sacred Hospitality: Will not turn away a guest, even if they are an enemy. Much to the chagrin of his lovers sometimes.
  • Samurai Ponytail: He has the long, well kept variant. (Usually.)
  • Samaritan Syndrome: Has an extreme version of this. Eventually Aoshi calls him out on it.
  • Sanity Slippage: It's strongly implied that he was gradually losing his sanity the more he killed people during his time as a hitokiri. He credits meeting Tomoe as what saved him from going over the edge. It’s also his greatest fear when it comes to breaking his vow. Also in the beginning of the apocalypse - when he mutilates Aoshi.
  • Scars Are Forever: Averted once Kenshin's body has completely adjusted to being ryu-youkai. All his scars, including the cross-shaped scar on his cheek, fade.
    • Achey Scars: Even decades after the cross shaped scar has faded, he will still rub his cheek where it was when he's troubled or reminded about the past.
  • Seme: As Aoshi noted early on, Kenshin just doesn’t seem to notice when someone else tries to take control. invoked
  • Set Swords to "Stun": Kenshin and Kenji both intentionally use unbladed swords to be able to fight without killing their opponents, although they still have to rein in their Super Strength to avoid bludgeoning their opponents to death.
  • Shrine to the Fallen: Kenshin maintains one to Kenji, and tends the graves of both Tomoe and Kaoru.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Part and parcel of his vampire side and dragon ki.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Due to being The Ageless (and short), he actually looks younger than Kenji. They’re usually taken for brothers.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: At least until he gets used to it, his new ryu abilities and hunger tempt him to eat people.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Blood red kimono and dragon decorations (at different times).
  • Team Dad / A Father to His Men: Not only his blood relations, but any strays he adopts, strays his family adopt, various hangers on, and eventually a small country. note 
  • Technical Pacifist: He won’t kill you unless you prove to be an irredeemable danger to his family or the world, but that doesn’t mean he won’t hurt you.
  • Thicker Than Water: Puts up with things from Aoshi and Atem he might even consider grounds for execution from others.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Most of the time.
  • Through His Stomach: Kenshin feeds everyone. Saitou calls it him “mothering” people.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Gifted the powers of a dying dragoness.
  • Unflappable Guardian: Outwardly at least, not much seems to phase Kenshin, from blood drinking babies to kitsune attacks on the dojo.
  • Verbal Tic: Even after he drops the keigo speech, he still keeps his signature “de gozaru” and an occasional “oro?”
  • Vision Quest: Kenshin is on a 100 year one while meditating atop Yamaguchi.
  • Wake-Up Fighting: If he’s forced awake in the middle of the day he wakes up with the youkai in control, particularly when a young ryu.
  • Warrior Therapist: Less so in the fic than in the canon, partly because he is afraid of his own strength.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Goes all “How could you?” on Aoshi, after the latter massacres the government.


    Hiko Seijuro 

Hiko Seijuro
Original: Rurouni Kenshin

"We will never be equals. Our kind can’t be. I am your master, I will always be your master, and you will never have another master. You have my protection, and in return what’s yours is mine. If I want your pets, I can have them. If I want your little one, I can have him. If I want your body, I can have it. I don’t normally claim my due, but you need to understand that’s me being benevolent. I have the right."

Kenshin's master, who changes him into a ryu-youkai and then, for the most part, steps away to let him figure it out for himself. He seems to have a hands-off policy, but sometimes shows up to either help or hinder.

  • The Ageless: Looks around 30, and has for a very long time.
  • Cynical Mentor
  • Easily Forgiven: Hiko has turned Kenshin into a vampire with no warning, drained Saitou against his will, and executed Aoshi, theoretically permanently. Kenshin has never cut off contact with him even briefly.
  • It Amused Me: Hiko’s primary or secondary motivations for doing things ranging from turning Kenshin to using his powers seems to be that it’s slightly less boring than not doing those things.
  • Jerkass: He's nice to approximately no one, ever.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Behind all his cynicism and jerkishness, he does actually seem to believe in something and often does the right or noble thing without drawing attention to it, or excusing it with a cynical remark.
  • Mr. Exposition: As the one who turns Kenshin and the eldest vampire, he spends a lot of his time revealing and explaining things to the main characters.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He treats people (especially Kenshin) horribly, and he seems to get away with it because he is so blatant people don’t know how to call him on it. This can involve flat out lies, obviously biased interpretations of events, blaming people for things that they can’t rationally be to blame for, and withholding aid or information until a suitably dramatic opportunity presents itself.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: This seems to be his philosophy. Who has time to waste explaining things when you can just beat people with swords until they learn, or toss them out into the world to make their own mistakes?
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He's over 600 years old, and he seems to be world-weary, though he covers it with a thick layer of jerkassery and snark.
  • You Didn't Ask: He usually won’t tell anyone anything until they need to know immediately just because no one bothers asking him (as seen through his eyes, anyway).

    Himura Kenji 

Himura Kenji
Original: Rurouni Kenshin

Kenshin's son with Kaoru, a Dhampyr and exuberant, hard-headed hanger-on.

  • Action Dad: Action, yes. Dad, technically. (He’s not overly paternal about their relationship - he comes off more as Atem’s brother.)
  • Affectionate Nickname: Calls Atem “Kaiju”.
  • Camera Fiend: Not so much on-screen but after he dies the rest of his family find his extensive collection.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It doesn’t seem to be an intentional mask, but he, despite his personality, actually is a Hiten Mitsurugi master who trained under Kenshin and Hiko.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Averted with Kenji. Kenshin, at least, continues to refer back to him.
    • Fatal Family Photo: Almost immediately after revealing that his girlfriend is pregnant, Kenji gets a bridge dropped on him.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: Kaoru and Kenshin respectively.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: Stops or significantly slows aging in his late teens despite having grown up normally until that point.
  • Immortal Life Is Cheap: Kenji dies and is revived twice in quick succession.
  • Parental Sexuality Squick: Even when he’s 125 years old, Kenji would rather go “la la la la la” than think about Kenshin’s love life.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Kenji’s favorite strategy is “CHAAAAAAARGE!”
  • Long-Lived: As a hanyou, he'll presumably age and die eventually, but he has at least centuries to live before then.
  • Plug 'n' Play Friends: This is essentially how he treats everyone who comes in contact with his family, and the root cause of this trope applying to Yuugi and Seth. It’s lampshaded a few times by other characters - when they describe him it’s his willingness to make everyone feel like family that gets brought up most.
  • Set Swords to "Stun": Kenshin and Kenji both intentionally use unbladed swords to be able to fight without killing their opponents, although they still have to rein in their Super Strength to avoid bludgeoning their opponents to death.
  • Shapeshifting Squick: He is firmly heterosexual and is very, very unsettled by Yuki changing into a female form. Even if he did sleep with her anyway.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He’s a slightly taller, slightly more impetuous version of Kenshin.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Being taller, he actually looks like Kenshin’s brother. Maybe big brother.
  • Teen Pregnancy: He was actually a teenager when he fathered Atem.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Atem and Kenji’s relationship is close, but seems based mostly on insulting and teasing each other.
  • Wooden Katanas Are Even Better: Prefers a nonlethal sword - sakabatou, blunt, or wooden. Probably justified in that his original training came from Kaoru and thereafter from Kenshin.

    Himura Atem 

Himura Atem
Original: Yu-Gi-Oh!

"'s my turn."

The elder of Kenshin's twin grandsons. Genetically one-quarter ryu-youkai, one-quarter kitsune and half human, he favors his ryu side. Raised by in his grandfather's house, Atem is a full Hiten master in his own right as well as being trained in the arts of the Oniwanbanshuu by Aoshi. Mostly a fairly easygoing and playful young man with a strong righteous streak and a buried dark side.

Tropes applying to this version of Atem:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Kenji calls him ‘Kaiju’ (monster) and Yuugi calls him “mou hitori no boku” (my other self).
  • Anime Hair: Dark red with natural blonde bangs and streaks. No one really comments on it.
    • Justified in that in the modern era he uses illusion magic to make it appear normal, and when he was introduced his wild red hair is what convinced the characters he was related to the Kenshin's clan.
  • Axe-Crazy: Part of his insanity after the end of civilization.
  • Blood Knight: Really enjoys a good fight.
  • Berserk Button: Comes by his protective streak towards his family honestly.
  • Brains and Bondage: In this case, he's the one holding the whips and chains.
  • Bodyguard Crush: He was Seth’s bodyguard while he was pretending to be Seto and running Kaiba Corp. At the start they’re fighting, by the end of the year they’re lovers.
  • The Caligula: When he takes over Osaka. He's a little more focused than most examples, though that may owe something to Seth.
  • Casting a Shadow: Develops the ability to call and manipulate living shadows.
  • Character Development: Goes from a cheerful and playful young man to a sadistic megalomaniac warlord after the apocalypse.
  • Cool Sword: His shifts from knife length to katana length at will.
  • Costume Porn: Atem likes his clothes and his jewellery.
  • Descent into Addiction: Blood, sex and sadism. Enforced by Seth as a means of control.
  • Doorstop Baby: Was dropped off with Kenji, his father, after a one night stand with a kitsune-hanyou.
    • Missing Mom: He never knew his mother, since she dropped him off when he was barely a month old.
  • Exotic Equipment: Kitsune shapeshifting…
  • Fantastic Arousal: His tails.
  • Fun Size: Takes after his grandfather. Unlike Kenshin and Yuugi, though, this does bother him sometimes.
  • Get Ahold Of Yourself Man: Kenshin gives him a slap to the face when he was torturing Kenji’s killer.
  • Guile Hero: Depends as much on his knack for strategy as he does his physical training.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: He do like his leather pants and vests.
  • Heinz Hybrid: Son of a Dhampyr and a kitsune hanyou.
  • Hemo Erotic: He's particularly interested in watching Seth feed.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Kenshin tries to keep this from happening to him after his father dies.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Not a major case, but his height, relative youth, hybrid status, power level, and insecurity over relationships with Kenji and Aoshi actually do bother him. He covers it up with boasting and badassery.
    • Possibly gives insight into why he goes a little overboard when someone willing to be frank with his emotions, and who needs him, comes along. And why he starts building an enthralled harem…
  • Kill It with Fire: Can summon blue foxfire thanks to his kitsune blood.
    • Faux Fire: Averted. It’s blue and only burns what he wants it to, but the fire is both real and magical.
  • Long-Lived: As a hanyou, he will eventually grow old and die, but not for at least hundreds of years.
  • Master of Illusion: Thanks to his kitsune blood.
  • Mindlink Mates: With Seth and Rei.
  • Mind Rape: A mix of his kitsune illusion and ryu mental powers, used to terrifying effect. He’s probably perfectly capable of getting information with a mere Mind Probe, but what fun is that?
  • Pass Fail: Modern Atem spends his time pretending to be a normal high school student to seek out un-woken hanyou. He’s over 100 years old…
  • The Power of Friendship: Unlike Aoshi, Saitou, and even Kenshin to a certain extent, he thinks naturally in terms of a group working together. Makes him a good squad-leader.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Half-fox form plus kinky lovers… Vampire enthralling plus a dominating streak… Bloodlust plus healing factors… Perversion potential is about the first thing he figures out for his powers.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Minor example - Atem’s eyes tend to shift from dark violet to crimson when he’s using his powers or when he’s just drunk blood.
  • Separated at Birth: From Yuugi, his younger twin.
  • Sociopathic Hero: After the apocalypse and leaving Yamaguchi, he takes over Osaka ostensibly to protect the people from the warlords in the area. He may not be much better, but at least they only have one leader.
  • The Strategist: He trained under Kenshin, Hiko, and Aoshi. He knows how to read, respond to, and manipulate a situation as well as any of them.
  • Start of Darkness: After his father’s murder he finds out he has a sadistic streak. And shadow powers.
  • Sweet Tooth: Especially honey.
  • Technicolor Ninja: He has illusion power, but his primary stealth abilities come from being small and well-trained, despite some flamboyance of wardrobe and behavior.
  • The Trickster: Enjoys playing pranks, not always nice ones either
  • Twincest: Had a couple of offscreen dalliances with his twin when he and Yuugi were reunited.
  • Vampiric Draining: He doesn’t require it to live, but he can drink blood to strengthen his ryu and kitsune supernatural abilities.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Atem and Kenji’s relationship is close, but seems based mostly on insulting and teasing each other.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Once Yuugi teaches him how to assume alternate forms.
    • Multiform Balance: Once he learns to shapeshift, he uses human, part-fox, part ryu, fox-ryu and full fox forms freely depending on what he needs to do.
    • Little Bit Beastly: His hybrid forms.
    • You Sexy Beast: How Seth sees his hybrid fox-human form.
    • Shapeshifter Baggage: Averted. Atem is always the same size, no matter what form he takes. This is why he doesn’t use his full-ryu form; a five foot red wingless dragon isn’t nearly as intimidating as a five foot black fox.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Power-wise one of the weakest non-human characters in the story, but does his best to make up for that with constant training and practise.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Started out this way after the End Of The World, but falls facefirst into The Caligula after taking over Osaka.

    Mutou Yuugi 

Mutou Yuugi
Original: Yu-Gi-Oh!

"...we like to take chances."

The younger of Kenshin's twin grandsons. Raised by his kitsune-hanyou mother, none of the Kenshingumi knew he even existed until Atem brought him home one day. Much more skilled in the arts of the kitsune than Atem, but lacks his aggressive nature and fighting skills.

Tropes applying to this version of Yuugi:

    Jounouchi Katsuya 

Jounouchi Katsuya
Original: Yu-Gi-Oh!

A young man of the 20th century who turns out to be Kenshin's many times great-grandson through his human-seeming daughter, Hana.

Tropes applying to this version of Jounouchi are:

  • Abusive Parents: His father is a drunken bastard, sexually abusive, and apparently also whores him out.
  • Affectionate Nickname: From Yukito - “Katsu-pon”
  • Big Eater: Just like his many times great uncle Kenji
  • Born Lucky: Being sucked dry by his boy/girlfriend as she’s giving birth and his youkai blood just happens to wake…
  • The Gambler: How he and Yuugi met offscreen, playing bar games together in school.
  • Boy Next Door
  • Heroic Lineage: Is Kenshin’s many times great grandson via his daughter.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Interspecies Romance: With Yukito
  • Kansai-ben: Osaka-ben to be exact. Rendered in English text as a quick, choppy, sloppy accent.
  • Long-Lived: As a hanyou, he'll presumably age and die eventually, but he has at least centuries to live before then (once his youkai blood is woken).
  • Put on a Bus: So that he'll be around after the end of the world for Yukito.
  • Street Smart: Not much of a student, but not stupid either.


    Ryuugazaki Rei 

Ryuugazaki Rei
Original: Free!


A teenager found on the internet to be a willing ryu convert, who is taken in by Atem.

  • Adjusting Your Glasses: He does this every time he’s uncomfortable, or confident, or possibly just lacks something to do with his hands.
  • Adorkable: Trope called out by name by Atem.
  • The Ageless: As a ryu-youkai he stops aging, in a physical stasis as a teenager. He could still be injured or killed, but he won't age.
  • Aura Vision: His ki-sense seems to be primarily filtered through his eyes.
  • Badass Bookworm: His prefered method of exploring something new? Read everything that has been written about it first, and then surely you are qualified to speak with authority on the subject.
    • Awesomeness by Analysis: In that he tends to substitute learning for practice. Given his Large Ham tendencies, it has only about a 50% chance of success, though.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He’s very talented and a quick study in the matters of his ryu abilities and his fight training, but he’s also absolutely obsessed with aesthetics and is unable to perform the feats of acrobatics required for the Hiten Mitsurugi or being a vampire without turning it into a Cirque du Soleil performance.
  • Human Pet: Is Atem’s submissive lover / all-but-literal-pet.
  • Large Ham: He was actually making sound effects for himself while hunting. Called out on it in-universe, too - Luckily Atem thinks it’s adorable.
  • Purple Eyes: Subverted because, while he does have purple eyes, they don't actually seem to be significant.
  • Sex Slave: For Atem.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He is incredibly smart, and for some reason, even as a ryu-youkai with super healing, he still needs his glasses.
  • Technicolor Ninja: Flamboyant as heck, but actually an effective ninja.
  • Teen Genius: True, but downplayed because he’s not doing anything particularly impressive with it.
  • Trans Nature: Of a fantastical (nonsexual/gender) variety - he (and others like him) are described in passing insult as “youkai fetishists”. note  Rei actually goes to the lengths of dyeing his hair an unnatural color (blue) when even people who have naturally brown hair are dyeing it black to avoid being mistaken for youkai. Plus he’s still in high school, so there are authorities he’s defying in doing so.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He does have blue hair; he dyes it that way, apparently. Possibly because he’s a youkai fetishist (and unnatural hair colors are listed as a sign of youkai heritage).



A teenaged half-dragon who was captured by Atem on his way through Osaka and kept as a ryu-youkai, until he was rescued and freed by Kenshin.



Original: Fruits Basket

A young rabbit youkai who was captured by Atem and Seth and turned into a ryu-youkai to be kept as a plaything, and was rescued by Kenshin.

  • Break the Cutie: Atem and Seth keep him specifically to torture, because he's an adorable innocent rabbit. Seth thought turning a rabbit into a vampire was funny.
  • Cuddle Bug: He spends quite a lot of his time glomping Kenshin.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's a genuinely sweet little guy, with yellowish fur and a blond human form.
  • Killer Rabbit: Briefly, theoretically, literal, as vampire rabbit would be terrifying, but he was frightened of violence and blood, so it rarely came up. It's now been undone, as he was soon healed and is back to being nothing but a normal, non-dangerous, little bunny youkai.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: As a rabbit, he dislikes open spaces, kitsune and canine youkai, and meat or blood. He likes Yamaguchi because it's all tunnels, and he feels safe in small, dark places, such as under beds.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Unlike the canon version, Momiji here can assume a rabbit or human form at will. His true form is the rabbit, and he usually returns to it when he's frightened or uncomfortable.



Original: None

A youkai-crafted sword, made from Kenshin's hair and teeth, that bonded with Kenshin and after a hundred years became self aware.

  • Axe-Crazy: Thanks to the empathic link with Kenshin, when Kenshin goes Battousai then Mamosei's nature changes to match, becoming a bloodthirsty killing blade.
  • Clingy Mc Guffin: Inverted; Mamosei can be taken from Kenshin and has no magical ability to return to him, but Kenshin himself won't rest until he has the sword back.
  • Cool Sword: A magical, sentient sword with a steady personality, what's not to love?
  • Empathic Weapon
  • Full Potential Upgrade: Made by a master youkai blacksmith from Kenshin's hair and teeth to match his power.
  • Loyal Phlebotinum: Loyal to Kenshin and only obeys him, even if someone else is holding him at the time.
  • Morph Weapon: A minor version. Mamosei can change the cutting edge of his blade from the face (katana) to the spine (sakabato) at will or Kenshin's command.
    • After he becomes aware, with a bit of help he can take on a temporary human form that resembles Kenshin with grey eyes and steel-silver hair.
  • Named Weapons
  • Talking Sword: Evolved into this after a hundred years, though Kenshin has always claimed that he spoke.


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