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Kyou is a very complex character. Because of this, I decided to target some of the main aspects of his story in Fruits Basket. Most of this information is based off of the manga version of the story, but sometimes the anime is included in these sections. Some of the information is based off of my pure opinion as well, so if you don't agree, that's okay too! This section is full of spoilers, so please be cautious here! Thanks.

- myth - the four functions of myth
- angry childhood - cursed, death, pain, and denial
- finding acceptance - kyou finally found people who wanted him
- a monster - the transformation into his true form
- symbols - black and white beads and his orange color
- caretaker - humanization of tohru
- tohru v kagura - why one works and one doesn't
- competition - the need for competition
- the cat and the rat - the story behind the two, and the forgiveness
- god - relations with akito
- timeline - of kyou's self-love and acceptance
- a selfish request? - was tohru really meant to leave everyone?

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