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Tatsumi receives one from Mine in chapter 4 while holding onto an Imperial bodyguard so she can snipe him. Tatsumi, knowing he's outmatched by a weaker Suzuka in chapter 38, deliberately lures her into the abandoned building near where they were fighting.
He purposely starts destroying the building to prevent her from being able to counter his attacks like she'd been doing prior. It works and Suzuka gets crushed under one of the falling pieces. Wave attempts to cheer up Seryu in chapter 22 after Dr. Stylish, who gave her some new weaponry, was killed by Night Raid. Instead he sees Esdeath comforting her with a Cooldown Hugand goes white while looking like a complete fool for trying to sound so manly.
Comically Missing the Point: In chapter 28, as Najenda describes the latest assassination target, a spy inside a religious organization that's been putting drugs into the food to make obedient followers, Lubbock gets angry that he may be taking advantage of the female followers. Meanwhile, Susanoo gets upset that he's poisoning the food, and both of them vow that the spy must die, though for completely different reasons.
Najenda even points out that they're getting angry at that guy for the wrong reasons. Leone tends to act this way from time to time, especially towards Tatsumi. Seems like a nice place so it can only get worse. Tatsumi is provided shelter by a family of nobles who turn out to do this so they can torture the poor country people who venture in to the big city.
And that's just the surface. Once The Masquerade is lifted, you can really see how bad of a state the Empire is in. The Capital has become a Wretched Hivebeing horribly corrupt and run by a total madman. The countryside isn't much better, with the various villages being taxed into oblivion, and getting obliterated by Imperial troops and assassins when they rebel. Lubbock tells Tatsumi in chapter 16 about how Najenda viewed Esdeath's treatment of a tribe that rebelled against the Empire.
While she and her crew were pretty merciless, she decides to let some of them live. They vow vengeance, but she simply tells them to get stronger, or else be crushed underneath by those stronger than they are. Tatsumi can't help but wonder if said mercy was merely rubbing salt in the wound.
Lubbock says Esdeath does it on purpose to foster more resentment towards the Empire, so that it'll lead to more rebellions, which she can then crush. Cruel to Be Kind: Akame treats Tatsumi rather cold and harshly in chapter 3, especially while training him. He thinks that she doesn't respect his abilities, and goes on his first mission to prove that he's a capable fighter and assassin. Later Leone reveals to him that she acted that way because she didn't want him to get overconfident and die. In what is generally a European style setting, you have very clearly eastern styled martial arts temples and a lead character who uses a katana, with no one calling attention to it.
Combined with the Anachronism Stew elements, and you have a very strange setting. Tatsumi slays a large earth dragon on his own at the beginning of the first chapter. Night Raid quickly dispatches the guards of the mansion Tatsumi was staying at. After witnessing said battle, Tatsumi is a bit scared to go against them, but forces himself to in order to defend Aria from Akame.
Many of Night Raid's other battles usually consist of this too. One of the Jaegers's first missions was to destroy a group of bandits. They destroy the bandits with little effort. Virtually anything opposing Esdeath tends to meet this fate, whether it's a gigantic monster several stories tall, or a Danger Beast that attempted to sneak up on her when she finds Tatsumi again after he ran away from her the first time.
Only important characters wearing some Plot Armor last longer than a few scenes with her in battle. Tatsumi suffers one from General Budo in episode Though he manages to hold his ground for a while, he's eventually overpowered and captured. Helps lost travelers around town and nearly orgasms at the thought of slaughtering bandits. Esdeath after falling in love with Tatsumi. Mine sees a cat in chapter 23, and attempts to ignore it. But it keeps meowing at her, and Mine reluctantly gives her cake to it.
Said cat turns out to be Chelsea, who was using her power of deception to trick her.
Sheele, an assassin who mistakes salt for sugar and washes Mine with the clothes while doing the laundry. As characters on both sides fall, it becomes increasingly apparent that a hunger for vengeance only breeds more vengeance. Since the anime began to go its own route by Episode 19, the anime has also killed off a few characters who haven't met their demise in the manga.
Suzuka survives being crushed by rocks in the manga, but anime presumes she died. Mine has been killed in episode 21 of the anime. In the manga, she survives the equivalent scene, albeit in coma. The next episode kills off Kurome who is still alive in the manga. Esdeath, the Prime Minister, and the Emperor die in the manga and anime, though Esdeath dies alone in battle and the Prime Minister winds up dying by piece-by-piece mutilation.
Death by Origin Story: Tatsumi's two companions don't make it past the first chapter. In fact one of them has already died when he discovers them, and the other dies shortly afterwards. A Death in the Limelight: One is seen in chapter 9, as Sheele is slowly dying, she does one final move to distract the Imperial troops so Mine can escape. A few Flash Back scenes are shown of her time in Night Raid before she's killed.
Literally almost every character has at least a couple. Tatsumi, at least in the anime. Even though it's told from his perspective, the central character is really Akame, and the Night Raid as a whole. Tatsumi even dies in the penultimate episode, while Akame survives, showing that he was more of the Deuteragonist. Defiant to the End: Ieyasu tells Tatsumi that Sayo never gave in to the torture she was subjected to.
Lubbock does this in chapter 35 when two of the Rakhasa demons attack a rebel spy. He had planned to play dead after getting hit by one of them, but in the end attempts to save her life. He ultimately succeeds when his flashy attacks distract them long enough for the girl to escape, and tries to make a break for it as well.
The two demons chase after him, so he ends up killing both of them. Despite being introduced as an antagonist Wave ends up taking on this role as of the Wild Hunt arc. He's given the same amount of Character Development as Tatsumi, his expression of dislike for The Empire and plans to change it from within make him come off more as a second protagonist.
Especially made all the more apparent when Wave is arguably more "heroic" than Tatsumi.
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Died in Your Arms Tonight: Ieyasu, who is suffering from a fatal disease, and stayed alive long enough through sheer willpower to see Tatsumi one last time. Akame does this for Tatsumi after he stops the defeated Emperor's Humongous Mecha from crashing into a crowd of people in episode Esdeath, does a variation of this in episode After being fatally wounded by Akame, she goes to Tatsumi's corpse, cradles it while freezing herself with him, then both disappear into the air as the ice vaporizes.
In chapter 28, Seryu is standing before two men and a woman all tied up, who claim they aren't part of Night Raid. They say that they simply stole food to survive, and haven't even killed anyone.
Seryu then tells them that they admitted to stealing, and has Coro eat the two men. The woman begs for a fair trial, claiming the men forced her to help.
Seryu instead kills her with a sword. Wave also begins to confirm his hunch that the Capital may not be the shining beacon of light that he heard about after Seryu seems a bit too cheerful in having killed criminals. Abuse, Female on Male: Tatsumi on the receiving end of the female characters attacks are usually seen as more comedic than dangerous.
Even in his first encounter with Akame, she doesn't really even attack him, and instead just toys with him to get around him to go after her target behind him. Esdeath slapping a collar onto Tatsumi, saying that he belongs to herand literally kidnapping him is Played for Laughsbut imagine how such a scene would have been treated with a Gender Flip.
Albeit, in the context of the setting, Esdeath getting away with kidnapping a young boy in front of an entire stadium full of spectators was likely tolerated because she's a high-ranking member of the Empire's military, not because she's a woman, not because no one took the situation seriously.
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In fact, the audience seemed rather shocked. Tatsumi receives a pretty brutal smacking from Najenda after he asks about her age in chapter Rape, Female on Male: While female on male abuse is taken more lightly than it should, there have been instances of women sexually assaulting men most infamously Cosmina in the theater raid at chapter 45 and it's not treated as a joke.
Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Tatsumi displays some when Aria first offers to help him, growing suspicious after having lost all his money to Leone. Including newcomers Chelsea and Susanoo, the Night Raid consisted of ten members. How many are alive now? Five in the manga, two in the anime. The Jaegars started off with seven members. Three in the manga, two in the anime. When any hero dies, it tends to rain during or shortly after their final moments.
The Imperial Arms, for one choose their wielders, and at least some, such as Roman Artillery: Pumpkin are said to be empowered by their owners mental state, in a Heroic Willpower fashion. Susanoo and Koro are more literal examples, as they are Teigus with live and feelings. Many teigu users are very formidable fighters even without them. Notably elite units like Night Raid, the Jaegers and the Wild Hunt have numerous such individuals in their ranks. Night Raid and the Jaegers deal with Danger Beasts attacking civilians in chapter Though they were largely doing this separately it still helps to take care of the threat, and Esdeath manages to run into Tatsumi again while she goes out hunting.
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Akame and Kurome's duel in episode 22 is interrupted by a Danger Beast that awakens during their fighting. They both stop fighting each other to deal with the creature, and as soon as it's dead, they go right back to fighting each other.
Wave and Run both end up helping Night Raid to stop the Emperor from destroying the capitol in episode 23 after they realize that he's going too far randomly nuking innocent people.
Tatsumi in the first chapter kills a huge earth dragon on his own. He then tells the two men he saved that he's going to the capital to make a name for himself and earn some money to help out his village.
They warn him that the capital isn't as bright and cheery as he thinks, and he quickly learns that they weren't kidding. Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In Chapter 10, Tatsumi has just kill a corrupt bureaucrat. As he's leaving, the target's young son wanders in to discover the carnage. Even Evil Has Standards: Though Run starts out fighting against Night Raid in episode 23, he end up helping them to protect civilians. Wave also saves Tatsumi partly because of owing him for an earlier incident where he saved the former, and like Run, doesn't like watching the Emperor kill innocent people.
They even share a similar relationship to Tatsumi and Wave respectively. The latter two are not exactly the most upstanding of individuals as they are the Rebellion's assassination outfit and the Empire's wetworks crew respectively. The Wild Hunt tops them by being nothing more than psychotic murderers who indulge in wanton cruelty for little to no reason.
In chapter 13 there are 3 Teigu users are on a ship and the narration states only one Teigu user would leave alive. The death of his friends was Tatsumi's initial drive in becoming an assassin and wanting to change the corrupted government. Tatsumi and Leone have a close relationship due to the fact that Leone is the reason that Tatsumi was inaugurated by the Night Raid in the first place. She also was the first person he met while at the capital and where she swindled him out of his money.
After a short time, the two of them become close friends and are seen to laughing and spending time together. Leone seems to develop some romantic feelings for Tatsumi, calling him "cute" on several occasions, constantly shoving him into her breasts which could arguably be for comic relief and at one point, Leone literally "marks" him as her future man. She has also stated that she would not lose Tatsumi to Esdeath. Tatsumi sees Bulat as a mentor and older brother, calling him "aniki".
Soon after their first meeting, they become very close and although Tatsumi did not agree with Bulat's attractions they form a strong brotherly bond. When Bulat is later killed by LiverTatsumi is devastated and trains hard every day to live up to Bulat's expectations and master the Teigu entrusted to him. Bulat's teachings have made a significant and permanent impact on Tatsumi as an assassin, both physically and emotionally.
Thanks to Bulat, Tatsumi is now better able to control his emotions regardless the situation, shown when he was captured by Esdeath and had to remain calm in order to keep his identity a secret. While at first feeling very uncomfortable around Akame due to her rather distant behavior and the fact that she nearly killed him when they first met, Tatsumi later comes to see Akame as a close fiend after he realizes she is a very caring person who hates to see her friends hurt. Akame and Tatsumi share a very close relationship and even promise to kill each other should it ever be necessary.
He also promises to her after Sheele's death that he will not allow Akame to experience the pain of losing more comrades, saying that he will definitely survive. Akame later helps him keep his promise by killing the Tyrant. When first teamed up with Mine, Tatsumi did not get along with her.
She mocked him frequently about his worth to the Night Raid, before he even joined them. She also considered him not being cut of the same "professional cloth" as the others. After the success of their first mission together she started to warm up to him, but this did not stop her from continously teasing him.
During the mission to assassinate Bolicshe and Tatsumi functioned as partners to scout the outer areas of the city where the Jaegers weren't likely to appear. They started bickering but their relationship was confused for a romantic one by the leader of the Way of Peace. Mine has also trusted Tatsumi to deal with the last Rakshasa demon and was visibly thankful after he saved her life from Seryu's final attempt to kill her using a suicide bomb.
Following a confession of love from Mine, he accepts her feelings and the pair form a relationship. Over time he also developed feelings for Mine, stating that she was right when she said that he would be "Head over Heels" for her.
After Mine was rendered comatose by using all of her power to kill Budo, Tatsumi told her comatose body that once the revolution was over he wanted to marry her, while also declaring his love for her. True to his word, Mine eventually recovered from her comatose state and reaffirmed their love for each other, despite Tatsumi's permanent state as a dragon.
It is also revealed that Mine was pregnant with Tatsumi's child. The two retired from duty and retreated far from the Empire where they lived happily together with their children. Although Tatsumi was at first put off by Sheele's blunt death threat, he quickly warmed up to her and she comforted him while he was mourning the deaths of his two friends, Sayo and Ieyasu.
After her death in battle, Tatsumi was overcome with rage and wanted to seek revenge, but was stopped by the other members of Night Raid. Although the time that they spent together was short, they developed a close friendship with Sheele taking on somewhat of a motherly role.
She also developed feelings for Tatsumi and her last thoughts were about him. Lubbock and Tatsumi have something of a comical rivalry, with Lubbock describing Tatsumi as a "lady killer", much to Lubbock's chargin. Still, the two see each other as comrades and worry about each others' well-being.
Lubbock sometimes takes advantage of Tatsumi's innocence, such as sending him to peep on Chelsea while she is bathing in order to assess the danger. The extent of their friendship was shown when the two were captured, and despite Syura's attempts to break him by making Lubbock see that Tatsumi is the reason he was going trough so much suffering, Lubbock revealed that he never once wavered and saw Tatsumi as a true friend and comrade.
When Lubbock was killed, Tatsumi showed great anger and grief, and blamed himself for his death, though Najeda assured him that Lubbock wouldn't want him to beat himself up over it. Although Chelsea angered most of Night Raid including Tatsumi when she declared them "too soft", Tatsumi came to realize that she meant no harm and was only worried about the team's well-being.