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Fanfic / Ranma Saotome, Chi Master

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Ranma Saotome, Chi Master is a Ranma ½ Fan Fic by SeerKing. Ranma comes to Nerima both more powerful and well adjusted than canon due to a year studying under his Guru who cleansed his chakras. How will the Tendo family and the rest of Nerima deal with this new Ranma?

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  • A-Cup Angst: Cologne reminisces with Parvati about the time the younger Parvati beat up her fellow warriors for mocking the young Parvati's flat-chestedness.
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  • Adaptational Badass: Ranma arrive to Nerima with greater strength and skill, and an excellent understanding of Chi to boot. Moreover, under his tutelage, Akane becomes increasingly formidable.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While Genma was undoubtedly an asshole in canon, he was a faithful husband by all accounts. In this fic, Ranma mentions that he has/had a bad habit of sleeping around.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • Akane drops her Tsundere attitude and becomes a genuine Nice Girl after Ranma cleanses her of her anger-induced chi.
    • Ranma himself is less misogynistic and antagonistic due to his Guru cleansing him a couple years before the story's start.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Akane sometimes calls Nabiki "Biki-nee". For her part, Nabiki sometimes calls Akane "A-chan".
  • The Ageless: Ranma's guru no longer ages, thanks to her ability to convert her chi and shen into ching.
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  • Aggressive Submissive: Nabiki doesn't like being in charge of a relationship all the time, preferring to be more dominant with women partners and let her male partners take charge more. This is part of why she likes Ranma, he's a guy and a girl in one package, and better than most of the guys in Nerima.
  • Closet Key: Ranma, or rather Ranko, causes Akane to realize she's bisexual as she finds herself fantasizing about him in both forms. Nabiki suggests that she had previously unconsciously repressed her attraction to women out of fear of social rejection, and didn't realize until her chi cleansing brought it up.
  • Cool Sword: In Chapter 22, Ranma and Shampoo each receive a very valuable and exquisitely forged sword from Ranma's guru (who is also Shampoo's grandmother); Ranma a Jian for his hard work as her apprentice, and Shampoo a Dao as a belated sixteenth birthday present.
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  • Covert Pervert: Along with her bisexuality, it seems that Akane was repressing a bit of a kinkier side, as she's had more than one Erotic Dream after her chi was cleansed.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Black Dragon Breath Technique, which greatly increases the amount of chi the user has at his or her disposal, and automatically channels it into a dragon-shaped battle aura around the user. The drawback is that it puts a lot of stress on the user's body. Since the battle aura is so compact, it eventually causes the user's muscles to tear themselves apart. Even worse, the breathing exercises required to maintain the aura starts rupturing the blood vessels in the lungs after a while, eventually causing the user to drown in his or her own blood.
  • D-Cup Distress: Ranma finds his girl form's breasts inconvenient to deal with. This is partly because he didn't have the luxury of getting used to them.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Enforced. If Shampoo fails to kill Ranko three times, then she has to make amends with her and have Ranko become one of her Shield Sisters to add Ranko's strength back to the tribe.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Negative attitudes towards homosexuality in late 80s and early 90s Japan are cited as a reason why Nabiki keeps her bisexuality a secret and Akane subconsciously buried her attraction to women.
  • Dirty Coward: Qiáng Wang, a Triad boss who wants revenge on Ranma and his guru for destroying his organization. He goes after Ranma because he's the weaker of the two, and because killing him will hurt her. When he finds out he underestimated the pigtailed martial artist, he flees from the fight they're having, leaving a Brainwashed and Crazy Ryoga to kill him. It's also mentioned in the backstory that he ran away both times his organization was dismantled.
  • Dirty Old Man: Qiáng Wang is a darker example than some. He's known to "help himself" to other people's bodies, male or female, whether they consent or not. It's mentioned that even Happosai found his "predilections" disgusting.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Akane's training suffered after her mother's death. By the time Ranma arrived, her father was only teaching her one day a week, if he felt like it. As a result, there are some serious problems with her martial arts skills. She puts too much strength behind her blows, her form is sloppy, she hasn't properly adapted to her body's growth, and her fighting uses a lot of unnecessary movement. The only reason she keeps winning against the Hentai Horde is because she has a lot of natural talent and Kuno keeps throwing his fights with her.
  • The Dreaded: Ranma's mentor is widely feared by Hong Kong's criminal elements.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: It's mentioned that Happosai took offense with Qiáng Wang's various operations in Beijing. The fact that even Happosai thought his activities were loathsome just underscores how truly vile the Triad leader really is.
  • The Gloves Come Off: In proper Let's Get Dangerous!/I Am Not Left-Handed style:
    Ranma: See, the whole point of fighting in Kowloon was so I could learn how to not use all of my power. Guru taught me a lot of powerful techniques and refined several of my regular techniques as well, but she told me to use only the absolute minimum amount of force to fight and beat your pinheads. Oh, I could punch them through the walls of the building easily; an old converted fort like Kowloon has substandard walls to start with, but that is what Guru wanted to teach me above everything… control. There's no such thing as having too much control over your strength, but it took me a while to understand that if I went all out, I could have turned Kowloon Walled City into rubble. Since then, I've grown so much in power, yet kept to pretty much the same level of fighting skill out of habit, but now… with no need to worry about my surroundings to nearly the same degree… I think I can cut loose for once.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Ranma may be a nicer guy than he is in canon, but he's also more willing to kill.
  • I Am the Noun: Moisturizer, High Matriarch of the Joketsuzoku, is outraged when she learns the council's going to force her to step down, partly because, as far as she's concerned, she is the Joketsuzoku, as she boasts in her thoughts.
  • Klingon Promotion: Qiáng Wang manages to gain control over a yakuza group based out of an area close to Nerima by killing its leader.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While the story was always more serious and less wacky than canon, the first few chapters are rather low-stakes and don't have any notable antagonists. This changes with the introduction of Qiáng Wang, a depraved martial artist of considerable skill and tenacity who has a major bone to pick with not only Ranma, but several of his associates.
  • Make It Look Like a Struggle: Just before fleeing the Joketsuzoku village, Moisturizer knocks out Conditioner so that she won't be suspected of colluding with her.
  • Methuselah Syndrome: Qiáng Wang is over three hundred years old.
  • Mighty Glacier: Once she ups her training, Akane is noticeably slower than Ranma but she's extremely talented at chi reinforcement (which increases her strength and defenses) so she's also at least three times as strong.
  • The Mistress: What Nabiki is hoping to set herself up as.
  • Multiethnic Name: Ranma's guru is named Parvati Chun, a name that reflects her Indo-Chinese heritage.
  • Nepotism: Ranma can't outright reject Shampoo due to her being the many-times great granddaughter of his guru, Parvati.
  • One Degree of Separation: Ranma's former instructor is revealed to be Cologne's daughter-in-law and the many-greats grandmother of Shampoo's grandfather.
  • Original Character: Multiple, including Ranma's guru and Qiáng Wang.
  • Over-the-Shoulder Carry: Ranma playfully does this to Nabiki after they come home from one of their dates.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: In addition to his many other detestable qualities, Qiáng Wang shows a few hints of racism. He contemptuously refers to Ranma's guru as a "half-blood harlot," and his Japanese adversaries as "accursed Japanese barbarians."
  • Polyamory: Nabiki is trying to nurture this type of relationship, one where Ranma marries Akane but keeps her as a mistress.
  • Red Baron: Ranma's mentor, the "Revenant of Kowloon Walled City".
  • Renowned Selective Mentor: An extremely skilled Indo-Chinese guru living in Hong Kong, one very well-known among practitioners of chi manipulation. She rarely takes students, but those she accepts almost invariably become influential members of the martial arts world. Ranma spent a year as her apprentice, which led to him becoming a good deal stronger and more skilled than he was in canon.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Qiáng Wang wants revenge on the guru who destroyed his organization. But since he's not strong enough to take on her, he decides to target Ranma, her apprentice.
  • Secret Test of Character: Ranma wants to test Akane's judgment and ability to push down antagonism. To do this, he makes sure Shampoo is present when he asks her what direction she would like to take her Chi training. He knew that Shampoo would suggest channeling rather than invocation, due to her relative lack of personal strength at the moment. He also knew that Akane didn't like Shampoo, and wanted to see if she could overcome her bias and use her critical thinking to make the right choice. Akane passed.
  • Sibling Incest: Nabiki has told Akane that their being siblings is the main reason that she hasn't seduced her yet, and Akane has a few dreams that hint that she'd be more than fine with a threesome with her.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Ranma takes Akane under his tutelage to help correct her father's neglect of her. They are also giving the fiancee thing a chance by dating.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Akane's capabilities rapidly improve thanks to her becoming Ranma's apprentice.
  • The Triads and the Tongs: Qiáng Wang is a dangerous Triad leader.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Akane has a good deal of natural skill, but her training was lacking due to her father not being the state to properly train her, resulting in her being this at the start of the story.
  • Vigilante Man: Ranma's guru spends much of her time tackling crime in Hong Kong, using lethal force if necessary. During the time he lived with her, Ranma aided her in her activities.
  • Weirdness Magnet: According to Cologne and Parvati, Jusenkyo has a secondary curse that attracts chaos to the cursed, though usually just in the form of getting hit by water at inopportune times. Ranma somehow got a supercharged version of the secondary curse.
  • Yakuza: Qiáng Wang manages to take control of a group of local Yakuza by killing their leader.