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lady_ganesh wanted to know about "Top five characters more dangerous than they look." Because proving this about a character always involves a reveal, there are spoilers (which I have covered) in each answer.

Cho Hakkai from Saiyuki (right). On the surface, a mild-mannered, absent-minded young man. But cross him, and you'll find out that he's totally bad-ass - even before he takes off his power limiters and becomes a youkai covered with prehensile vines and whose strength and reflex speed greatly exceed those of virtually every other youkai we've seen in the series.

Sanada Saemon-no-Suke Yukimura from Samurai Deeper Kyo (in the post icon), a cheerful short guy whom we first see as a harmless drunk with a woman on each arm. A few minutes later, he's puking his guts out. Who would suspect that he's one of the only swordsmen in Japan who can give the notorious Demon-Eyes Kyo a good fight ... and can chop lesser opponents in half vertically with a single stroke?

Yoshino Dōa from Blade of the Immortal (right), a very petite, very young Ainu woman who turns out to be a ruthless, blood-thirsty swordswoman with ultra-fast reflexes who takes out male opponents much larger and stronger than herself with fearsome efficiency.

Sister Yolanda from Black Lagoon, an elderly, sweet-faced one-eyed nun who is the Mother Superior of a church outside of Roanapur, Thailand, who packs a a gold-plated Desert Eagle pistol and is efficiently running an arms-smuggling and intelligence-gathering operation. (Sadly, I have no Sister Yolanda icon ... )

Ayasegawa Yumichika from Bleach (left), a fey, vain, eccentric little goofball who's too pretty for his own good and seemingly too refined to even perspire, yet in actuality is the Fifth Seat of the notoriously combat-ready and violent 11th Division of Soul Reapers, meaning that he can whip the ass of just about any even semi-normal opponent without ... breaking a sweat.


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Aug. 28th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
Good list!

Re Yumichkia (follow up with possible spoilers):

Not to mention that Yumichika is only in the position he is because he doesn't care to unseat his lover best friend. In fact he views the kanji of that particular seat as more aesthetically pleasing than his own, which makes him covet it. He basically settled for the seat he is in because the kanji sort of resembles the kanji for san (not really, IMO, but who am I to question Yumichika logic? :D) He totally could go higher he wanted to, and prolly would if Ikkaku wasn't holding it.
Aug. 29th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)

I love Yumichika's snarkiness, natural bouyancy (nothing brings him down for long), and his deep devotion to Ikkakku.

Aug. 28th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Oh Hakkai ♥

Oh, man, I would have so much trouble making a list for this topic, I always seem to like the harmless-looking ones....

*hugs* how have you been? I've been completely out of it the last couple of weeks, between illness and family!

Oh, and your postcard arrived! It wound up hidden among bills o' doom by my uncle, who was here when it turned up (I hadn't got back yet) so I discovered it late. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ to you!

(PS: Would you like a postcard back? ^__^)
Aug. 29th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)

I know you've had troubles, I've been fretting about you a bit as I follow your LJ. I'm glad you're feeling better now.

(A postcard would be lovely, if you would enjoy sending one. I love to get mail.)

Aug. 29th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm definitely feeling better. Or more settled in the fact that some things are going to suck for a while, and focused on the rest, rather. I've got plenty of good things going on, I need to keep them close rather than the not-good stuff.

^__^ I'll be on the lookout for something pretty! They're not easy to come by here in gift shops, so... I live somewhere hopelessly suburban, that way. And I would love to send you a postcard.

(btw, how do you make the spoiler text? I have to do the same for my post...)
Aug. 28th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
I knew Hakkai would be on the list. I'm not familiar with the other characters.

Goku would be another possibility - the Seiten Taisei is more brutal and out of control than youkai!Hakkai, but Goku is not technically youkai. He doesn't seem to fit in any category, actually.
Aug. 29th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)

Well, you'll notice I only have one character from each fandom. SDK, for example, is full of people who are a lot more dangerous than they seem at first (Akari, here, for example). Blade of the Immortal is another such, and in fact, I was going to use a different character from that canon, at first.

Aug. 29th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Lovely choices all!
Aug. 29th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)


(Does this mean you're reading SDK? Or just have seen some of the anime?)

Sep. 24th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
I love Yukimura! He's definetely one of my favorite characters, although it took a little while for me to really like him. When it showed him with the Sanada Ten and how caring he really was, it made me baww :') It's great to see someone else that currently likes SDK! I made this account just to keep up with your blog entries!
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