I always do hate how people tend to take a lot of the comedic slapstick as an actuality. The sheer amount of fanfics that involved turning the Nermina characters into monsters that hate Ranma 'just because' were always so bothersome.
Hell, many fanfics also kept a lot of misconceptions alive and going because most people can't be bothered to actually read the manga. Some things such as assuming that Ranma is stupid, that he would refuse to hit girls, and that his 'honor code' prevents him from doing cheap tactics when that's practically the basis of Anything Goes and something he does all the time.
You could almost say in a way that Ranma is similar to Bugs Bunny without toon force. Disguises himself a lot, taunts and leads on friends and foes, can be super crafty when he needs to be, can be easy going when the situation allows him to be, can get rather vindictive when crossed, etc.