This is a discussion thread where you can voice your opinion on what characters in the entire series are your favourites! No restrictions to a certain group/set of characters here, just you naming your favourite all-time bad-asses from this exceptional Manga! Feel free to change your lists whenever you'd like, and perhaps discuss why it is you changed it. Having 5 chapters a week for sure gives plenty of content to fuel an opinion change! Please note that there will most likely be spoilers in this thread, so read at your own risk. I'll spoiler tag my own own list to be safe. I'll start: Spoiler: Top 5 Top 5 1. Kyou Kai - My favourite character in the entire series. A bad-ass, strong as hell female character that is well done comes around once in a blue moon, but Kyou Kai just captures that and then some for me. Possessing exceptional strength shown in an epic way (Assassin based style, Fantastic swordplay, Breath/Chi control, the Priestess Dance) as well as being related to the Bushin concept - a direct tie to Houken himself make epicness. I'm so hyped to see her again and hopefully it won't disappoint - and i'm sure it won't disappoint at all. Special mention to her interaction with Shin - always makes me more amused when a reserved character has humour bits like Kyou Kai has had. 2. Tou I don't know what it is about him, but ever since Ouki has passed i've been really intrigued by Tou and what he does, and what he's all about. For starters he has a very unique and interesting look - he looks funny yet extremely scary/deadly. I keep pinning a dopey British voice on him but he is far from dopey in skill. I'm sure he's going to continue to have a big role from here on out and so we'll see him expanded on even more, and as well as that his circular sword attacks look so damn beastly. Faru, anyone? A true successor to Ouki for the time being. I underestimated him when Ouki was alive, so i'm extremely happy he got his time to shine... and I don't know, just an emotionless blank-stared man like him running at you with spinning slices would be a sight to see before you pass to the next world. 3. Kanki I feel like I need to be hipster and hate this character due to the immense hype (aka mainly @Sammy) that comes from just mentioning his name, but man oh man does he deserve it and then some. He is just awe-inspiring. His initial portrayal in the second Wei clash, particularly his completely ruthlessness and badassery on panel, him outsmarting and taking out the genius of Renpa's Four with ease and then in more recent times with his bold strategy for warfare and highly intriguing dialogue, creates a recipe for a successful character. He has also been seen so far to be untouchable, and he has not shown a single worry. 4. Shin Shin, shin, shin. Such an awesome main character - a more violet and aggressive Luffy. His passion and growth in particular shine to me, and as i've said before I unfortunately find it hard to put a protagonist first on a list, or even second, but Shin would easily be there if the above 3 were less spectacular. He's just been a treat to follow, with the standard dumb-ass main character traits coupled with arrogance, he's also shown the ability to grow with his strategising and thinking, although that won't matter too much as he's going to become the Instinctual general god so fuck thinking! Anyway, Shin. 5. Ouki The Great General himself was always second on my list but as time went on, he had to slip down unfortunately. The longer a character is dead the more the ongoing ones get to shine, but it's a testament to Ouki that he's still in my top 5 considering the ones below him. Everything about this man was fantastic from start to finish, and his lips were something too. His enormous presence on panel, his continuous interactions with Shin, his backstory with Kyou, the talk with Sei and the duel with Houken. So many memorable moments come to mind straight away, and there are many more i'm missing. Coupled with Tou, they were an amazing duo, and his death scene was fitting for a character such as him. Who are your favourites? Feel free to post them in any format you like .