Kenshin Himura, also known throughout the anime as Hitokiri Battousai (Battousai the Manslayer) or Himura the Battousai is the main character of the anime series Rurouni Kenshin. His original name was Shinta (心太). His parents died of cholera when he was very young and as a result, was adopted by three slave women in a traveling slave wagon. Soon after meeting them, bandits had raided the convoy and killed his three new guardians and where about to kill him when Seijuro Hiko killed the bandits. Hiko soon adopted the child and because Shinta was not a name fitted for a swordsman, he renamed him Kenshin, meaning "Heart of Sword," took him under his wing and taught him the Hiten Mitsuruugi Ryu.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-C
Name: Himura Kenshin (his original name was Shinta)
Origin: Rurouni Kenshin
Age: 28, 33 (at the end)
Classification: Human Swordsman
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Minor Chi Manipulation (Can use chi to sense and read opponents' attacks and project it as Aura to stun weak willed people), Incredibly skilled swordsman and master of the Hiten Mitsurugi-Ryu sword style, Resistance to paralysation (Can use his chi to break out from Shin no Ippou)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: At least Building Class
Durability: At least Building level (Very much capable of taking blows from Saito, Shishio, and Enishi)
Range: Extended human melee range
Standard Equipment: His sakabatou sword
Intelligence: Master of Hiten Mitsurugi-Ryu sword style, years of experience fighting samurai, ninjas and other opponents
Weaknesses: Refuses to kill except when in battosai mode, usually uses a sakabatou (reverse bladed sword) which is not lethal, later on in the manga his small frame along with the stress of using Hiten-Mitsurugi techniques causes him to weaken
- Shinsoku: Literally "God Speed", this increases his movement and reaction speed to superhuman levels.
- Kuzu-Ryusen: Translated as "Nine-headed Dragon strike", this technique attacks 9 vital points on an opponent's body almost simultaneously, and is designed to be a crippling blow.
- Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki: The Ultimate Technique of Hiten Mitsurugi-Ryu, translated as "Heavens Bridging Dragon Spark", this technique is faster than any other attack in his arsenal. It's basically just an incredibly fast battojutsu attack, using an extra step in the left foot to gain the necessary speed. It's so fast that it creates an air vacuum that draws the opponent in if they dodge the first strike, allowing a second, even stronger strike to hit them. This is a supersonic attack. At the end of the manga, Kenshin's body has deteriorated to the point where he can no longer use this technique.
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