Enishi

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Enishi

Scarred Sword Heart
Shihondai
Joined: 06 Jan 2006, 01:44

14 Feb 2006, 18:47 #1

What's everyone's opinion on Enishi? I hated him just at first because of what he did to Kenshin and Kaoru, but after reading more about him, I must admit he is a rather interesting character. He's a huge change from the stock bad guys who just wanted to fight Kenshin for the hell of it (Jinei) or take over Japan (Shishio). His grudge against Kenshin is deep and personal and he is attacking Kenshin on a very base level, going for the old wounds and causing them to bleed anew.

He's certainly a cruel bastard at times, but not altogether heartless. He couldn't even hurt Kaoru because every time he did, he saw his sister's face and she was not smiling.

Some people say he's just a nut because he communicates with Tomoe from beyond the grave. He's not the only one to have supernatural encounters. Sanosuke saw the ghost of Captain Sagara when he was training in Futae no Kiwami, Misao heard Hannya's voice during the fight with Kamatari when she'd been knocked out, and of course Kenshin spoke with Tomoe after he collapsed from exhaustion after emerging from Rakuninmura.

So if Enishi's crazy, so are the others.
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ATLAS
Rurouni
Joined: 08 Jan 2006, 20:48

15 Feb 2006, 21:52 #2

Enishi is indeed a very interesting character. In fact, I think he's one of the most interesting characters ever created. Though I disliked him at first, I wouldn't say I ever hated him... I can only imagine how unbelievably difficult and frightening it must have been for Kenshin. Kenshin knew this was all his fault. Had he listened to his master when he was younger none of this would be happening (Hiko said this many times). Kenshin was well aware that Enishi was doing all of this because he destroyed the Yukishiro family. Ever since Enishi was a child he always veiwed Kenshin as some sort of monster. After all, he did kill his sister right in front of him...

So Enishi's motives are understandable to some extent. And although he maybe viewed as a psychopath, you can't blaim him for feeling extreme pain and anger towards Kenshin...

Some people say he's just a nut because he communicates with Tomoe from beyond the grave. He's not the only one to have supernatural encounters. Sanosuke saw the ghost of Captain Sagara when he was training in Futae no Kiwami, Misao heard Hannya's voice during the fight with Kamatari when she'd been knocked out, and of course Kenshin spoke with Tomoe after he collapsed from exhaustion after emerging from Rakuninmura.

So if Enishi's crazy, so are the others.

Yeah your right. At first I thought he was schizophrenic... But the exact same thing happened with Sano, Misao and Kenshin. So I guess its acceptable. But still a little creepy...
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former! ~Albert Einstein
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Scarred Sword Heart
Shihondai
Joined: 06 Jan 2006, 01:44

16 Feb 2006, 20:52 #3

Yes indeed it is, which shows what a genius Watsuki is because he makes it work.
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