Tommy’s Verbal Showdown with the Four Losers

This “What if Character Replaces Character in this Scene” meme template originally belongs to MagicalKeyPizzaDan and is dedicated to everybody who believes that it is a wonderful idea for Tommy to call out the four losers known as Miroku, Sango, Kagome Higurashi, and Shippou and their hypocritical falsehood toward Inuyasha. This is also considering that Tommy calls the four losers out akin to how Uncle Phil does a similar deed to Lou Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse.” Sit back, relax, and revel in the first part of this feels trip.

I always insist that Inuyasha’s 100th episode “The Truth Behind the Nightmare: Battle in the Forest of Sorrow” still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth the more I watch it. Every time I watch this episode, I am constantly reminded of how Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou should have developed a higher sense of compassion and understanding toward Inuyasha. Instead, they still treated him like nothing more than their pathetic lapdog, even after their lives were in great peril under Garamaru’s poisoned cocoons. The epilogue encapsulates everything I despise, loathe, and abhor about Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou. They were nothing more than shiftless liars, vile manipulators, and abject pieces of toxic waste toward Inuyasha, considering that they had taken him for granted. I do not even blame Inuyasha for being overly suspicious of those four losers’ hypocrisy and thinly veiled falseness toward him. Then again, fans of Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou are also to blame for being way too blind to notice the red flags and just ignorantly cruising along with them being toxic allies to Inuyasha.

If there is one man who can try to set these four lying hypocrites straight, it has to be none other than the Power Rangers legend himself, Tommy Oliver. Yes, Tommy possessing the moniker of the greatest Power Ranger ever may appear to be quite an amazing stretch. However, considering his growth from the new dude to Rita’s malevolently brainwashed pawn to redeemed hero to full-time hero to leader to mentor, he had quite the odyssey to endure during his long tenure as a Power Ranger. From being the Green Dragonzord Ranger to the White Tigerzord Ranger to the Red Zeo Ranger to the first Red Turbo Ranger in the Saban era as well as the Black Dino Thunder Ranger in the Disney era, Tommy has seen it all and done it all. He may be a hero on his own accord, but he could never have achieved being a hero without the help of his great friends. Unlike the four losers known as Miroku the cheating monk, Sango the stupid demon slayer, Kagome the crappy main heroine, and Shippou the terrible excuse of a Kitsune, Tommy is always true to himself and to the people he holds nearest and dearest to him.

I can imagine Tommy being the Uncle Phil to Miroku’s, Sango’s, Kagome’s, and Shippou’s Lou because they represent different sides of seeking pro-social relationships. Tommy would never make lame excuses to his comrades, friends, and allies, thus sticking to his word and never giving up on them. Miroku’s, Sango’s, Kagome’s, and Shippou’s bond with Inuyasha may appear to be defeating Naraku, but they constantly treat Inuyasha like their lapdog without giving him space to be himself. What is worse is that Kagome’s constant sit commands are enabled by Miroku, Sango, and Shippou because Inuyasha does not heed her beck and call, and they think that he is two-timing with Kikyou. I have already made it clear that neither Miroku nor Sango nor Kagome nor Shippou understood the depth of Inuyasha’s pain, loss, and trauma of losing Kikyou before she was unfairly resurrected. Furthermore, Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou are incapable fighters and fail miserably without Inuyasha coming into the rescue. Tommy will definitely have his work cut out for him in putting those four losers in their place.

Tommy calling out Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou occurs in Episode 100’s epilogue. As opposed to the four phonies claiming that they are grateful for Inuyasha for “saving them” and about to walk away, Tommy takes Inuyasha to the side to release him of those horrible Beads of Subjugation. Once that is done, the showdown between Inuyasha’s true friend almost like a big brother against the four hypocrites begins.

Tommy does not need to be a super genius to understand that Inuyasha has endured a lot of physical and psychological pain. Yes, Inuyasha is a dog Yokai warrior with an attitude, but even he cannot escape the abuse Kagome inflicts on him and the enabling that Miroku, Sango, and Shippou partake in. He saved their butts, but they still choose to treat him like their lapdog. Therefore, Tommy did the unthinkable. He tore off the Beads of Subjugation from Inuyasha for good and for all.

“Wow! That is amazing, Tommy.”

“Don’t mention it, Inuyasha. I’m just trying to help.”

“Well, thanks a lot, man.”

Finally having those accursed Beads of Subjugation removed off of Inuyasha is like a millstone gone from his life for good. It is thanks to Tommy’s help that he can feel free. He did not ask for it to begin with, but he can sense that Tommy’s intentions are genuine, pure, and noble aside from being a formidable warrior himself. Now, all Tommy must to do is to reprimand Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou for constantly lying and deceiving Inuyasha.

“You’re not gonna do those combos on them are you, Tommy? Because I don’t wanna miss that!”

Tommy sighs, “No, Inuyasha. Not at this moment.”

Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou are about to walk away from Tommy and Inuyasha. They think they could get away with giving Inuyasha a half-hearted token of gratitude for saving them from Garamaru’s clutches. However, Tommy is not having any of it. Just as the four deceitful liars are about to depart, Tommy is ready to give them his ultimatum.

“Stay where you are.”

Kagome responds, “Uh, we don’t have time for-”

Tommy interrupts with his tone becoming more commanding, “I said, the four of you stay where you are.”

Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou remain where they are standing and approach Tommy with their heads down. Even Kilala feels like this is going to be too intense for her to watch. So, she ends up flying away, not wanting to be a part of Tommy’s reprimanding.

“You know. Inuyasha has been saving your butts multiple times, and this one’s no exception. But now that you’re free, you also have responsibilities for him.”

Sango attempts to undermine Tommy, “Look, we still care-”

“Oh, that’s trash!” Tommy cuts in and the four hypocrites’ bodies are tense with intimidation, “That’s such trash! Inuyasha is not a lapdog you guys can order around from sunrise to sunset. His life goes on! He’s always been there for you, but you’ve barely been there for him!”

Miroku snaps at Tommy, “You get off our backs! You think we want this! He asked for it!”

Kagome then tries to continue, “Now, we all need Inuyasha to fight against threats that-”

Tommy has enough of their excuses, and his voice increases in frustration, “Shut up! Okay?! Shut up! ‘Cause I’ve been there! But I would never take my friends for granted. I was there every day for them because that is what a true friend does.”

Miroku undermines Tommy, “Fine, Tommy! You’re the man! Hey, you’re a better man than any of us!”

All Tommy can do is sigh in disbelief at what Miroku proclaims and turns away for a moment.

Shippou asks, “You happy?”

Tommy then shoots a sharp glare at Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou. They still do not understand the gravity of Inuyasha’s constant need of companionship, and they still treat him like dirt.

Kagome demands, “Now, are you going to help Inuyasha get back to us or not?”

Tommy has heard enough of their lies, “I’m not gonna do your dirty work for you.”

Sango replies, “Fine.”

Shippou adds, “We don’t need him anymore.”

Kagome tells Tommy, “We can just leave Inuyasha with you.”

Tommy responds, “Yeah, you just do that.”

Miroku concludes, “All right. We will.”

With that said, Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou walk off indignantly and shamefully, sorry they were caught by Tommy. Inuyasha, on the other hand, is hurting and stands completely still with an expression that combines scowling and sorrow.

Well, that was intense. Tune into the next submission for the conclusion and that one Fresh Prince of Bel-Air moment that many a true fan will never forget as embodied by Tommy Oliver and Inuyasha. Take care, stay safe, and may the power protect you, everybody.

Tommy Oliver from the Power Rangers franchise belongs to Saban and Toei.

Miroku, Sango, Kagome, and Shippou aka The Dunderhead Family aka The Four Hypocritical, Lousy, Lying, Low-Down, Four-Flushing Carcasses of Losers from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.

Philip “Uncle Phil” Banks and Lou Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air belong to Benny Medina, Andy Borowitz, Susan Borowitz, and NBC.

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