Love is War: Rivals are the Enemy! - An Ikki Analysis
So sayeth War General Waka. A cursory glance will identify Ikki as the playboy character of Amnesia, and you wouldn’t really be off the mark. Besides having his own fan club, he has a flirty, easy-going attitude in all of the routes that would lend to the belief that the trope fits him like a shoe.
Actually this trope is so overused that it’s become rather boring in otome, and the only way something cliche can be successful is for its usage to be somewhat unique. Otherwise you have to reinvent the trope by doing something different to it entirely, and that is probably the most difficult option. Yet, arguably, Otomate actually manages to do a bit of both with Ikki.