This “5 Ways I Would Fix” meme originally belongs to CaptainWHaddock and is dedicated to all of my friends, fellow artists, fans, and brethren who not only enjoy him as a character but also firmly believe that he deserves so much better in his life as a warrior who is the rightful owner of Goraishi in my AU headcanon, as an individual who exudes confidence and strength without those horridly putrid Beads of Subjugation, and as somebody who craves for a firm brotherhood, loads of unconditional love, and a strong friendship with people he can truly trust and not those who are hypocrites, liars, and bystanders. Sit back, relax, and find out how Inuyasha can be a leader in his own right with the people he truly trusts and persevere so brilliantly.
It is common knowledge that I have always tuned in to Inuyasha for the sake of seeing him exude strength, formidability, and valour every time he was in battle and even perceived it as a show that tells the tale of a broken family consisting of him as the younger brother who is an unloved dog hanyou and Sesshoumaru who is the ruthless older brother who detested anybody lower than him. The two brothers, despite their animosity towards each other, needed to have moments of joining forces or else the world would have been doomed. You will find out more details when I talk about Sesshoumaru. Going back to Inuyasha, although I really liked him as a child and still like his strength, courage, determination, and valour as an adult, I tried to like his “friends” and his “loved one” in Miroku, Sango, and Shippou aka The Dunderhead Family and the puerile wench known as Kagome, but, as I grew, those feelings went from uneasiness to sheer disgust. Worst of all is the complicated love triangles he found himself in from the tragedy that was his first love in Kikyou and the contentious yet “developing” feelings he was acquiring for Kagome and with Kouga being inserted as a third wheel to the whole fart of a relationship between Inuyasha and Kagome, despite the fact that that miserable excuse of a wolf yokai warrior committed crimes and atrocities that should have gotten him banished. It is with my Splendid Seven AU headcanon that Inuyasha can find a much stronger brotherhood with Sesshoumaru, instead of the two of them constantly spewing insults laden with animosity, more unconditional love with Ayame who would never have any ulterior motives for manipulating him, and a much more genuine and warmer friendship with Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran who can help him feel at ease with his life and provide him with as much trust and support to keep him strong until all of their final hours. He would even gain autonomy over his own life, be the fearless leader he ought to be, and never ever go back to being a whipping boy ever again.
The whole InuKik vs InuKag shipping discourse has been something that has been irritating me when I was a lot younger, despite my futile attempts to like one or the other, because I never cared for either pairing. In the grander scale of this discourse, I never cared for the whole melodramatic love triangle concerning Inuyasha’s conflicting sentiments for Kikyou and Kagome. Kikyou might have been Inuyasha’s first love steeped in class, decorum, and poise, but she wanted to use the Shikon Jewel as a means to turn him into a human, for her to live a normal woman’s life, and just for them to start a family, which would have been so boring and unfulfilling. This would also be a fallacy in Kikyou’s logic because, if Inuyasha were to have ended up as human, his superhuman strength and incomparable combat prowess would not be effective. Furthermore, despite being between 17 and 18 years old in human years like Inuyasha was, Kikyou is far too mature, far too insightful, and far too composed to ever be with somebody like Inuyasha. Now, you might think that I hate Kikyou as much as I hate Kagome with a passion. On the contrary, I do not loathe Kikyou, and I actually like her as a character because of her tragic backstory and the fact that she deserved better than being undeservedly resurrected when she just desired to cross over to the next life. As I said, Kikyou was Inuyasha’s first love because she was the second woman who cared for him aside from his own mother Izayoi. However, it is not going to be with Inuyasha that Kikyou is going to end up with by any stretch of the imagination. Rather, it is going to be with Suikotsu who is going to fulfil her wish of wanting to become a normal woman, and, in return, she would give him the chance to live his life without needing carnage clouding his mind, body, and soul. Together, Suikotsu and Kikyou would start a family by raising the war orphans and have children of their own, thus giving the likes of The Huxtable Family a run for their money. Therefore, InuKik shows that first love is not always going to last forever and that there can be true love in unexpected people.
As for the little wench known as Kagome and the crumminess of InuKag as a whole, I am just sick to my foundation with InuKag. They may have had their moments, but they are drowned out by unnecessary tension, negativity, and Kagome’s incapability of truly understanding Inuyasha on a much deeper level, given the trauma he had to endure from his childhood and that he still carries with in his late adolescent years. I understand that Kagome was 15 years old when the story in both manga and anime form commenced, but, for a supposed teen heroine like her, she acted more like a petulant child slamming the door when things did not go her way, was not entirely innocent, and tended to string her posse along for them to feel sorry for her, when Inuyasha was the one who dealt with so much more turmoil than Kagome ever did. I am also aware that there is narrative reason for Inuyasha still feeling guilt over losing Kikyou and being confronted by Kagome every time he goes out to meet her, only for the latter to act mopey and jealous, but this whole over-melodramatic love triangle is such a chore to sit through and has done barely anything for Inuyasha’s psyche other than ending up with Kagome the person who was abusive towards him, vented her own frustrations on him, had several occasions where she barely took responsibility for her own actions, and has caused more harm than good in Inuyasha’s life, despite her claim that she loves him as a hanyou. Although I still hate Kagome’s guts, if I wanted her to have a romantic relationship with somebody, it might as well be with Bankotsu. Sure, Kouga might seem like a more likely choice for Kagome to end up with, but given his unceremonious exit in Inuyasha: The Final Act Episode 8, he has no chance of being a breadwinner in her pathetic life. Bankotsu, who I argue is Inuyasha’s crueler foil and counterpart because they are of the same age and are similarly strong as warriors, would actually wear the pants in his relationship with Kagome while being such a charismatic, tall, dark, handsome gentleman who would display a surprising degree of reverence. This is attributed to Bankotsu having really interesting pickup lines for Kagome and for not being afraid of Kagome’s much darker side, thus inspiring her to harness her dark side in order for her to fully bloom as an archer and not just rely on anybody to save her. If Suikotsu could settle down with Kikyou and start a family of their own, Bankotsu would have a wonderful chance with the firebrand from Hell known as Kagome and can touch each other in ways they could never imagine in a thousand years.
The whole love triangle malarkey is solved. You have one tragic shrine maiden in Kikyou hooking up with a warrior who is the precursor to Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Suikotsu and being united in matrimony as well as great familial prospects, thus giving each other what they really want in their lives and making Heaven a place on Earth for their family. You also have one annoying wench of a woman-child in Kagome finally having an assertive and charismatic life partner in Bankotsu looking wonderful and sinfully wicked together while having a plethora of darkly romantic moments. As for Inuyasha, I will always contend that he has a better chance with Ayame, as I will exposit much later. However, before that, this leads me to another source of contention in the show’s version of a leash and collar at best and a sadomasochistic tool at worst.
The Beads of Subjugation may have served to control Inuyasha’s darker urges, but under Kagome’s use, they have been abused to death on him and just illustrated how much of a spoiled manipulator she turned out to be. Sure, Kikyou is no angel when it came to creating these God-forsaken beads, especially since Kaede also brought them up before Inuyasha could take down Kagome, but, what was once a tool for self-defence was a tool for petulance, abuse, and cruelty on Kagome’s part. This also leads me to call out InuKag on its awful double standards that the anime made so much worse just for the sake of slapstick. Which leads me to pose this question? If you are woman and you found yourself with these God-forsaken Beads of Subjugation and your boyfriend/husband inflicted sit commands on you, would you call him out? That is what truly makes InuKag my most hated, loathed, and spat on NOTP of all time. It seems acceptable and hilarious when a girl like Kagome inflicts abuse to Inuyasha, but what would happen if the tables turned? It would not be as hilarious or acceptable because Kagome would have been at the receiving end, which I would have loved for her to be in. Even when I am thinking about why anybody would defend InuKag, I would always go back to those occasions when Kagome kept on sitting Inuyasha and causing him undeserved pain and suffering and just find myself wrinkling my nose every time Kagome sits Inuyasha. A good friend of mine and one of my watchers, Dolly-Kay, introduced me to a fanfic known as Inuyasha’s Letter by Firestorm Rising because she commended me on calling out Miroku’s, Sango’s, Shippou’s, and, especially, Kagome’s falseness and hypocrisy towards Inuyasha. For people who were supposed to be trusted by Inuyasha, they were not true to their words and were disadvantageous than advantageous. What was especially painful to read from that fanfic was, through Kagome’s abuse of the Beads of Subjugation, she has stolen his pride, despite still owning his clothes and his prized sword the Tessaiga. I never found Kagome sitting Inuyasha hilarious in the slightest because he was not intended to be a whipping boy. Kagome can claim that Inuyasha is a strong warrior all she wants, but what she has done is put him on a permanent leash that lasted all the way up to the sequel Yashahime, which I was happy to have dropped after watching the first episode because Kagome still did not trust Inuyasha, despite being “married” with a daughter named Moroha who should have been her own heroine rather than the offspring of such a toxic couple. The Beads of Subjugation definitely brought out the worst in both Inuyasha and Kagome, and I am so thankful those beads from the deepest and darkest pits of the abyss are non-existent in my Splendid Seven AU headcanon.
In the show’s canon, fate was especially cruel to Inuyasha, given that his mother died, humans and yokai rejected him, he lived alone not trusting anybody before he met Kikyou, had an older brother who hated his guts and was constantly condescending towards hm, and ended up with fake friends and an equally abusive spouse. Fortunately, being the Inuyasha x Ayame partisan that I have always been since my teens as well as involving Toga, InuKimi, and Izayoi in Inuyasha’s life a whole lot more as parents, I thought it would be a great opportunity for Inuyasha to be raised by Ayame’s grandfather, The Wolf Elder, and be trained by the wolf yokai warriors of The Northern Yoro Tribe, thus establishing The Wolf Elder to be a great friend and an equally great father figure to Toga, InuKimi, and Izayoi and having the four parental figures foresee a great future with either Sesshoumaru or Inuyasha being Ayame’s potential husbands. Furthermore, The Wolf Elder and the Northern Yoro Tribesmen would be the great role models Inuyasha needs not only as a yokai warrior but also as an individual who would grow in strength, leadership, and valour.
The childhood flashbacks Inuyasha had in Episodes 73 and 155 not only made me feel very sorry for him but also made put two and two together when it came to Ayame’s childhood flashback in Episode 83, thus concocting the idea that 7-year-old Inuyasha rescued 4-year-old Ayame from the Birds of Paradise by incapacitating them with punches, kicks, slashes, bites, and a huge roar that emerged from someone who was still very young like him. It seemed that Young Inuyasha would be that potential spousal candidate to Little Ayame, given that they got to know each other better and told her that he will always be strong for her by playfully flexing his biceps and giving her a wide grin to show her that he meant it. Little Ayame was so overjoyed that Young Inuyasha saved her that she brought him to her grandfather and told him all about Young Inuyasha’s heroic deed. The Wolf Elder embraced Young Inuyasha and accepted him as his grandson-in-law, with Young Inuyasha loving the soft texture of The Wolf Elder’s fur. Young Inuyasha’s life as The Wolf Elder’s grandson-in-law and the Northern Yoro Tribesemen’s surrogate son would be akin to Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan being raised by the ape-like Mangani and, in my Disney Tarzan AU headcanon, Tarzan being raised by Chief Keewazi with George of the Jungle and Basuli as his older brothers and Maugli as his younger brother. This would even come to the point where Young Inuyasha turned his usual clothing of the Robe of the Fire Rat into clothing much like his fellow tribesmen, thus making him integrated into Northern Yoro Tribe customs and be a full-fledged member of the Northern Yoro Tribe while never forgetting about his father, his mothers, and his older brother. As a member of the Northern Yoro Tribe, Young Inuyasha trained with them rigorously in wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, and weightlifting as well as gathering food for the tribe by hunting game meat, gathering herbs and berries, and fishing for fresh fish so that nobody would go hungry. The Wolf Elder found it impressive that somebody who was still a child like Young Inuyasha was sufficiently formidable to wrestle, grapple, punch, and kick opponents over two to five times his size and even bench-press huge oncoming boulders from crushing his family, thus gaining all of their respect, admiration, and love.
By the time Young Inuyasha turned 8 years old, there was a huge demon bear terrorising the Northern Yoro Tribe, leading him to take the creature down. Young Inuyasha used his fists, feet, claws, fangs, and super strength with all that he has got until the demon bear swiped him. The Wolf Elder feared for his grandson-in-law’s life until something unusual happened. Young Inuyasha’s cheeks had two jagged purple stripes on them and his eyes were a bloody shade of red with blue slits on them, as he charged to the demon bear with the speed of light and in an unrelentingly feral manner. Each punch and kick was ten-thousand times more forceful, and Young Inuyasha subdued the bear demon with a huge flip and an earth-shattering bodyslam that was akin to meteor falling down to earth. Emerging victorious, Young Inuyasha let out a triumphant roar that was louder than any lion in the savannah and beat his chests like a rampaging gorilla before The Wolf Elder swiped his paws on his grandson-in-law’s stomach. Back at the cave, Young Inuyasha woke up still in his feral state and inquired his grandfather-in-law why he was feeling this way, to which The Wolf Elder responded that his yokai side gave in. Fortunately for The Wolf Elder, Young Inuyasha, and Little Ayame, Toga came prepared with Northern Yoro Tribe-style exercise equipment so that Young Inuyasha could channel any aggressive energy onto something rigorously physical rather than starting a rampage. With Young Inuyasha still in his feral state, he punched and kicked huge rocks as hard as he could, bench-pressed a giant boulder for over one-thousand one hundred twenty-five times if not more, shadowboxed relentlessly, punched various deerskin dummies stuffed with wool and wrestled them to the ground, and roared really loudly to release all the tension. After that intense workout, The Wolf Elder and Inuyasha engaged in a wrestling match before tapping out to do a cool-down session of meditation, thus making something productive of his feral yokai urges. The Wolf Elder remained vigilant to Young Inuyasha by having him sleep alongside him and rest his head on The Wolf Elder’s warm, fuzzy, soft, and comforting fur akin to a pillow. He would even see to it that Young Inuyasha control his feral yokai urges by implementing an intense exercise regime every morning, noon, and night that saw him do sessions of shadowboxing, bench-pressing, punching and kicking huge rocks, wrestling with deerskin dummies, and letting out his powerful roar to wake all the warriors up, call them for a feast, and serve as a final lights-out alarm for everybody to return to their caves. His stripes remained intact throughout his time growing up with The Wolf Elder and The Northern Yoro Tribesmen, as they always imposed on Inuyasha that he should transform into his full yokai form whenever severe danger occurs and not use it for selfish gain. Ever since then, he has kept that promise.
Every moment spent with The Wolf Elder and The Northern Yoro Tribesmen saw Inuyasha grow from an energetic child between 7 and 8 to a valorous young tween between 10 and 11 years old to a super strong, fabulously handsome 13-year-old who thoroughly embraced being a yokai warrior, thus having his father and his grandfather-in-law to thank for controlling his feral urges. It definitely showed that puberty was on Inuyasha’s side, given the many looks he has acquired from the she-wolves, but he was alway faithful to his 10-year-old fiancée Ayame. He was even strong enough to obtain the powerful weapon Goraishi by overcoming the wolf yokai guardian with all of his might, tact, cunning, and strength, thus having the qualities of a future leader who would stay strong for his tribe and for his fiancée Ayame and completing his rite of passage from boyhood to manhood. As Inuyasha reached 14 and Ayame reached 11, they ended up happily married and were blessed by The Wolf Elder, all the Northern Yoro Tribesmen, Toga, and even 15-year-old Sesshoumaru who served as Inuyasha’s best man and main supporter of his loving relationship with Ayame as well as 14-year-old Shuran, 13-year-olds Hakkaku, and Ginta, and 9-year-old Shunran who were happy for Inuyasha and Ayame to end up married. Since then, The Wolf Elder has been very grateful to have Inuyasha as his grandson-in-law, and Inuyasha has been very appreciative and loving towards The Wolf Elder who has helped him carve his own path in life as a warrior and as an individual who has ended up finding his calling as a canine yokai warrior.
Being raised by The Wolf Elder and The Northern Yoro Tribesmen meant that Inuyasha managed to cultivate his skills as a wrestler, grappler, boxer, kickboxer, weightlifter, and Pankration imported from the Greek Olympiads and also built his body like a well-guarded temple, given the muscles he has been developing since puberty hit through lifting weights, circuit training, and having a protein-rich diet of fish, wild boar, juniper berries, and dark green leafy vegetables. The Northern Yoro Tribesmen could even recognise how Inuyasha’s biceps, triceps, abs, and pecs were gaining in full definition and were in utter awe. Not only did The Wolf Elder and The Northern Yoro Tribesmen see how strong Inuyasha has become, but Ayame also admired the sight of her husband and his mighty sinews. In turn, Inuyasha could never take his eyes off Ayame for being such a lovely and beautiful warrior girl. Moreover, by the time Inuyasha reached 15 and Ayame reached 12, they ended up having their first children in the forms of triplet sons named Masataka, Masaya, and Masaru, thus seeing their family grow and accepting their responsibilities as parents. Aside from how they physically admired each other, Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s love for each other grew evermore, as Inuyasha kept encouraging Ayame to never give up as a warrior, and Ayame always championed Inuyasha in all of his endeavours as a warrior protecting the tribe from all harm. They have, therefore, become the Northern Yoro Tribe’s most powerful warriors and managed to subdue every threat looming their tribe with the help of Inuyasha’s mightily muscular strength and Ayame’s furiously fierce fists and feet. As Inuyasha and Ayame grew from adolescence to adulthood, Inuyasha’s muscles became more defined, bigger, and more chiseled, while Ayame’s figure developed in curvaceousness, firm shape, and lean musculature to the point where they could give any bodybuilder in Inuyasha’s case and any fitness model in Ayame’s case a run for their money. Aside from their physical strength, what has solidified Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s romantic relationship as a power couple ready for battle is unconditional love. This unconditional love makes Inuyasha truly appreciate Ayame for all her compassion, kindness, encouragement, courage, valour, and beauty both inside and outside, while Ayame shows her unconditional love to Inuyasha by valuing his determination, strength, stamina, perseverance, respect towards her, undying allegiance, and fierce loyalty. They would never dream of giving up on each other and would always challenge each other to stay as strong and as steadfast as ever, for they have accomplished so much to provide for each other and for their family. The best part about Inuyasha and Ayame as a couple is that there is always trust between them and no ulterior motives involving a certain horrible artefact that I dare not mention ever again. They are also the most intimate couple, given the many occasions they would return from battle and make sweet love to each other complete with fire and passion in their chamber strewn with lavender and massage each other with camomile to soothe their tired muscles before dozing to sleep in each others’ mighty arms. With that intimacy and love come their family’s growth, as they ended up having fourteen children in total; namely Masataka, Masaya, Masaru, Kenta, Keita, Kazuhiko, Kaito, Kiriko, Momoko, Makoto, Mikoto, Maya, Minako, and Meika. Their sons have become just as muscular, strong, and fierce as their father, and their daughters have become just as determined, resilient, and spirited as their mother. Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s love life gets stronger and stronger each and every time and with age and they show no signs of stopping the love from flowing and rushing in their veins.
Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s love life would not only be phenomenal in their lives, but this would also confirm how strong his brotherhood with Sesshoumaru can be and how Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran can be the best friends who will always be there for him in times of joy and in times of sadness. Given how much physically stronger Inuyasha has become and how he has embraced being a full yokai warrior who managed to control his feral side, Sesshoumaru would respect him a lot more as a warrior and as a brother because he himself is also a father to Asagi, Dai, Roku, Kai, Rin, Shiori, and Shinta, in which four of them are hanyous, two of them are wolf yokai, and one is a human girl, and he accepted that responsibility with open arms, since Toga always wanted to make sure that all of his children grew in wisdom and understanding. As brothers, Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha would transform whatever ills they had towards each other into opportunities to test out each others’ strength by means of matches in wrestling, kickboxing, and boxing. This would even see both Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha comparing each others’ biceps, with Sesshoumaru being impressed by how much Inuyasha managed to beef up, and Inuyasha being just as impressed that Sesshoumaru did not slack off on the beefing up, especially since Sesshoumaru states that he has always seen to it that he aspires to have a body as strong and muscular as their father’s. Unlike those occasions when Sesshoumaru landed punches on Inuyasha in the show’s canon and Inuyasha neither parried nor punched back, Inuyasha’s experience with the Northern Yoro Tribe meant that he could punch ten times harder and hold Sesshoumaru in chokeholds, camel clutches, Full Nelsons, and bearhugs galore. Instead of looking down on Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru would be really proud of him, embrace him, and state that he has made the right choice to be Ayame’s husband and a very valuable member of the Northern Yoro Tribe. Furthermore, every time Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha transform into their full yokai forms, they manage to do so fighting side-by-side with every punch, kick, grapple, and throttle they can dish out to any monster or demon. Even Inuyasha managed to help Sesshoumaru keep his muscles toned by being his workout buddy in weightlifting, deadlifts, and circuit training, thus inspiring their children, especially their sons, to be as strong and well-built like tanks as their fathers.
Aside from Sesshoumaru’s and Inuyasha’s strong brotherhood, Inuyasha would also be grateful to have genuine friends in Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran. Given that Shuran, Hakkaku, and Ginta are practically brothers, since Shuran ended up being adopted and Hakkaku and Ginta were the third and fourth sons of Toga, InuKimi, and Izayoi before Shuran came into the picture as the second son, they have always found boundless camaraderie in each other in terms of strengthening each others’ skills as warriors and having great times together full of laughter and letting Inuyasha know that they trust him and love him as their brother and not just their friend. Even in their childhood, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, and Ginta would play pranks on Sesshoumaru before all five boys ended up tackling each other. Now that Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, and Ginta are men, they would continue to cherish their brotherhood and be supportive of each others’ endeavour as well as give each other a shoulder to cry on when something tragic occurs. Individually, Shuran would be the big guy fiercely protective and loyal towards Inuyasha and the type of person who would give him noogies and bearhugs to show his boundless appreciation, while always challenging Inuyasha to be a stronger person. Hakkaku would be the energetic warrior who enjoys sparring with Inuyasha and would look up to him as his older brother. Ginta would be the adorable charmer who taps into Inuyasha’s softer side, aspires to be as strong as him in combat, and be utterly grateful that he is his older brother for life. Together, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, and Ginta not only have a friendship that is utterly deep but also powerfully steeped in brotherhood, as Shuran is thankful to have been Inuyasha’s older adoptive brother and both Hakkaku and Ginta continue to be extremely blessed that they can call Inuyasha a big brother. Shunran would be the little sister Inuyasha wanted as a youngling and is even happy to call her his darling little sister-in-law, given that Shunran is practically part of Ayame’s family as The Wolf Elder’s adopted younger daughter and is married to Ginta. This is attributed to her good humour, her feistiness, and her lovability towards Inuyasha as her big brother-in-law. In all of their triumphs and trials, Inuyasha would always confide in Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran as his greatest friends because they understand each other and are proud to see how far they have come in their lives as warriors, as individuals, and as a family.
There is no doubt that the true, unblemished, and unconditional love Inuyasha has for Ayame; the strong, competitive, and powerful brotherhood he has with Sesshoumaru; and the genuine, untainted, and supportive friendship he has from Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran have all seen him become truly blessed to have such great souls in his life. With this security he feels with his wife, his brother, his best friends, his parents, and, most imperatively, his grandfather-in-law and surrogate fathers, this would also provide Inuyasha with sufficient room to grow as a valorous leader. Sure, he may have occasions where he can be brash, but he turns that brashness into determination, the will to become stronger as an individual, and never lose sight of what is truly important. Inuyasha may have a wonderful wife, a strong brother, and great friends, but his life does not always revolve around them, as he has autonomy to make strong decisions and accept whatever consequences may come their way. Integrating him as The Splendid Seven’s leader would show that Inuyasha is not a chew toy to be discarded and thrown around when nobody needs him anymore, he is a strong fighter who never surrenders before the eleventh hour and is fiercely loyal to everybody and anybody he considers as his family. Another great leadership quality that Inuyasha would imbue is his motivation that would keep his family strong amidst all obstacles. Furthermore, he would never accept any form of hypocrisy and falsehood, thus calling out the liars and the scumbags and pulling their bluff away from them. Finally, seeing that he is Ayame’s husband, this would also mean that he would rule side-by-side with her as leader of the Northern Yoro Tribe as well as making an alliance with Sesshoumaru ruling the Western Lands, Hakkaku and Ginta who have taken autonomy over the Easstern Wolf Yokai Tribe, and Shuran and Shunran who have become the Panther Tribe’s rulers alongside Toran, Ayumi, and Karan. Inuyasha would also teach wrestling, kickboxing, grappling, and boxing to young wolf yokai warriors who want to be as strong as the Alpha Male of the tribe. He would even invite Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Hakkaku, and Ginta for demonstrations, so that his students can learn what they should and should not do when they are attacked, especially when it comes to the various holds and strikes that are effective. Just because Inuyasha has been taking full responsibility of the Northern Yoro Tribe does not mean that he always has to wear a stone-cold face all the time whenever something means business. He would still have moments where he can concoct the most alluring pickup lines to his wife Ayame, be the strong and mighty yet awesome father his sons aspire to be as well as his daughters would emulate, have surprise wrestling and grappling matches with Sesshoumaru, have lovably brotherly moments with Shuran, Hakkaku, and Ginta through having a great laugh with each other, and be very cuddly in a protective big brother way to Shunran. Inuyasha would, therefore, demonstrate that he can balance his duties as the Northern Yoro Tribe’s leader, a combat trainer to young yokai warriors, a father to fourteen children, and a loving husband towards his darling Ayame with patience, good spirits, confidence, and strength that would keep anybody and everybody together.
Keeping Inuyasha away from that melodramatic and insipid love triangle, especially since Kikyou wanted to him to be human, his relationship with Kagome was pure trash, and Kagome was equally appalling as a “heroine”, plus not permitting him to wear those stupidly tacky Beads of Subjugation are great ways in letting Inuyasha have actual autonomy over his life and be with people who genuinely care for him. He definitely has his grandfather-in-law and his surrogate fathers in The Wolf Elder and The Northern Yoro Tribesmen to thank for making him reach his full potential as a yokai warrior and as an individual and even providing him with unconditional love that has helped him truly grow in strength, confidence, and perseverance. Furthermore, swapping his contentious love triangle and false friendship with unconditional love in Ayame, a strong brotherhood in Sesshoumaru, and a superbly strong friendship in Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran have done so well for Inuyasha’s mental, physical, and psychological health. I am glad I made him the leader of The Splendid Seven and The Northern Yoro Tribe. I am glad I made him be adopted by The Wolf Elder and The Northern Yoro Tribesmen. I am glad I made him Ayame’s husband. I am glad I made his brotherly relationship with Sesshoumaru not rife with animosity but with healthy competitiveness and boundless support. I am glad that he has found genuine friendship in Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran. Finally, I am super glad that he is one of the main characters and leading protagonists of my Splendid Seven AU headcanon.
I hope you all enjoyed this, and please let me know how you would fix Inuyasha and if you agree with everything I have to say. Take care, stay safe, and please keep on showing your love for Inuyasha as well as showing more support for Inuyasha x Ayame and its beautiful brand of romantic intimacy and unconditional love as well as his strong brotherhood with Sesshoumaru and his great friendship with Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran as The Splendid Seven.
Inuyasha from Inuyasha belongs to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.