History Characters / Baccano

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This is the character sheet for the series where every character is a lead, ''Literature/{{Baccano}}''.

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This is the character sheet for the series where every character is a lead, ''Literature/{{Baccano}}''.''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''.
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!Appeared in the anime

[[folder:Isaac and Miria]]

!!Isaac Dian and Miria Harvent
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[[caption-width-right:320:"Miria, there's these people on the other side of this screen staring at us! What do you suppose it means?"]]
-> Isaac voiced by: MasayaOnosaka (JP), JMichaelTatum (EN), SamRiegel (EN, {{Durarara}})\\
Miria voiced by: SayakaAoki (JP), CaitlinGlass (EN), StephanieSheh (EN, {{Durarara}})

Two [[TheDitz less than brilliant]] partners in crime whose hyperactive enthusiasm for their work is only matched by their staggering lack of common sense. Their history isn't very well known, seemingly appearing out of the blue a couple of years ago and starting one of the most bizarre crime sprees known to man. They've also somehow managed to become literally [[{{Immortality}} immortal]] along the way, a feat which even ''they'' are unaware of. Currently, they're attempting their "redemption" by going down the Robin Hood path and stealing the ill-gotten gains of TheMafia... Yeah, no one else quite gets it either.

* AbstractApotheosis: The BigBad of 2002 calls Isaac and Miria the embodiment of hope, and excludes them from the hijackings.
* AntiHero: Type I or II
* TheAtoner: By 1930, Isaac and Miria decide they should "atone" for their (previously rather harmless and silly) crimes [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood style]]. They ''mean'' well but, as the narrator points out, most people would consider that things like stealing the Genoard family inheritance so the family wouldn't fight over who gets what as ''worse'' than what they've been doing before.
* BadHabits: Isaac and Miria dress up as a priest and a nun as one of their many, many pairs of disguises.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Both harmless robbers with a staggering lack of common sense.
* BlueEyes: Isaac.
* BrownEyes: Miria.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite being about as odd as they come, they are still extremely competent thieves.
* CatchPhrase: "Say, Isaac?" "What's that, Miria my dear?"
** ''"Incredible!"''
* CharacterOverlap: They show up in ''{{Durarara}}'' as [[spoiler:members of the Dollars]].
* ChewbaccaDefense[=/=]YouFailLogicForever: Played for laughs with a lot of Isaac's arguments for behavior. The second episode has an amusing argument for theft, where he asserts that since cows eat vegetables, if you eat steak you're really eating vegetables too; thus, if you steal a purse, whatever is inside the purse belongs to you.
** A shorter list would involve lines where this does NOT apply to Issac and Miria.
** And no, Miria, you can't "win" conversations. Even if the other guy starts crying.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They once stole a museum door to prevent people from entering. Additionally [[spoiler:they continued on their cuckoolander robberies for 70 years without even being the slightest bit aware that they were immortal, until they suddenly realized in 2001 that they didn't appear to be aging. As you can expect, they had a bit of a FreakOut]].
** A very brief FreakOut, but they were ecstatic to invent an explanation that was even more impossible.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: And Cosplay Otaku Guy. No, the fact that the term "cosplay" wouldn't even be coined for the next fifty years or so doesn't stop them from partaking in it. A pair of life-long fancy dress party goers.
* TheDividual: Twindividual type.
* TheDitz: To the point of [[spoiler:realizing 70 years later that they haven't aged a day since the 1930s, and freaking out about it.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: ''Never'' let Isaac drive your car. It'll only end in pain. Horrible, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] pain.
* DumbBlonde: Miria. Isaac is debatable only in whether or not you can consider him blond.
** Miria does sometimes question Isaac's bizarre logic. It's just she's very credulous in accepting his explanations afterward.
-->'''Isaac:''' We've committed eighty-seven robberies these past months. Has there ever been a time that I exposed you to danger?\\
'''Miria:''' Er, about eighty-seven times.\\
'''Isaac:''' ...See? It hasn't even been a hundred yet!
** Played with earlier, Isaac explains his train-robbery scheme after almost a year of failing to strike gold, she looks briefly skeptical... then gives him an enthusiastic thumbs-up.
* DumbIsGood: Well, they are still thieves, so it's for a given value of "good", but that nevertheless puts them at as good if not better than pretty much the entire rest of the cast, and the universe certainly seems to rewards their tireless and infectious optimism.
* [[TheFool The Fools]]: They are SO clueless and blessed by luck that they [[spoiler:become Type III immortals ''accidentally'' mere moments before the BigBad pulls out a machine gun]].
* GeniusDitz: Isaac and Miria share a surprising amount of foreign literary knowledge -- they're inexplicably fluent in Japanese and can name one of the few true female Samurai in history, for example -- considering the fact that they are blithering idiots otherwise. Of course, they ''do'' tend to get the details mixed up a lot, such as when they claim Billy the Kid is the hero of the RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms.
* GenkiGirl: Miria.
* GratuitousJapanese: Yes, even in a series written ''in Japanese''. Namely, Firo manages to massively piss them off enough in ''The Slash''[[hottip:* :by knocking over their domino setup too early. It's SeriousBusiness, people]] that they start yelling at him in Japanese. Firo was just as confused as you are.
-->'''Isaac and Miria:''' わああん!フィーロの唐変木!無知蒙昧!底抜け凡愚の世間知らずーっ![[hottip:*:AAAAGH! Firo, you cretin! You ignoramus! You empty-headed, absolutely unworldly peasant!]]\\
'''Firo:''' Wuh, where’re... What?
* HappilyMarried: Kinda sorta; the short of it is they enthusiastically love each other and stay together for at least seventy years.
* HeroWithAnFInGood: As mentioned before, they haven't quite got the whole [[TheAtoner Atoner]] part quite right.
* [[spoiler:{{Immortality}}: Type III, just like everyone else. But it took seventy years to realize it.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Well, we can't steal a whole museum...what if we just steal the entrance? Then nobody can get in! [[spoiler:Cue door theft]].
** So how does one commit a train robbery again? Oh that's right! Take the train somewhere, commit a robbery in town, and then take the train again to escape!
* {{Keet}}: Isaac.
* {{Large Ham}}s: It's part of MO in their crimes, and elsewhere.
* [[spoiler: LivingForeverIsAwesome: It takes them 70 years to realize it, then they freak out, then they're estatic.]]
* {{Lovable Rogue}}s: Yes they're robbers, but they're so friendly and charming and harmless.
* TheMessiah: Or, as the title of one episode puts it, "Isaac and Miria Unintentionally Spread Happiness Around Them."
* MonumentalTheft: Have stolen several buildings, such as a museum... kind of...
* MysteriousPast: Isaac is implied to have a bad relationship with his family in San Francisco. Miria, meanwhile, is hinted to have a DarkAndTroubledPast.
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity: A bit in ''Alice in Jails'' where Isaac spots an undercover cop and sends Miria to go retrieve a missing wallet just before he's arrested suggests that he's not ''quite'' as profoundly stupid as he usually acts]].
-->Man: How lazy. You could have gotten it yourself.\\
Isaac: You're right... So, shall we go now? To your store?\\
Man: Why don't we wait for Miria?\\
Isaac: Nah, it's okay. [[spoiler:You're a cop, after all]].
** [[spoiler:Miria also applies, as it's implied in the same story that she's partially figured out the truth about Ronnie.]]
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by SamRiegel and StephanieSheh respectively in {{Durarara}}.
* OutlawCouple: Only instead of killing people, they dress up in funny costumes, and are convinced their various robberies are acts of heroic justice.
* PluckyComicRelief: The funniest non-violent characters in the series. Also the most immune to physical harm.
* RefugeInAudacity: Invoked. This is why their crimes work.
* SingleMindedTwins: Lovers instead of twins, but they share the same wacko train of thought nonetheless.
* SpannerInTheWorks: To Szilard in 1930.
** They were [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe nice]] to Ennis, resulting in [[spoiler:her betraying him at a crucial moment to save their lives]].
** Later, they mugged a group of his [[DumbMuscle pawns]] and stole the [[spoiler:complete Elixir]] that said pawns were delivering to him. Having no idea what it was, they took it to [[spoiler:the Martillo family]], thus enabling [[spoiler:Firo]] to [[spoiler:devour Szilard]].
** Inverted in 2002, where their ''absence'' from the cruise ships is what [[spoiler:Huey believes is the cause of Fermet's plan being derailed.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: Given how much screen time they get, and the fact that they serve to unify the otherwise disjointed plot strands, they may be the closest thing the show has to central protagonists. Yet their main accomplishment lies in helping ''other'' characters, who [[TheHero act more like traditional heroes]], succeed.
* TotallyRadical: Dabble in it in [[spoiler:2001.]]
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Isaac and Miria love donning new and outlandish "disguises" for every caper. Seeing which ones they're currently wearing is probably the easiest way to sort through the AnachronicOrder of the series.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Dominoes are serious business, my friends.
** Everything is SeriousBusiness to these two. A good bit of humor comes from the fact that they're idiots who take things too seriously.
*** [[spoiler:Even being a part of ''Dollars'' in ''[[{{Durarara}} Durarara!!]]'' is SeriousBusiness for these two!]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous: They consider some of their petty crimes as big hits.
** ''"[[BigNo NOOO]]! We forgot to buy Ennis a present!"''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Martillo family and associates]]

!!Firo Prochainezo
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[[caption-width-right:200:[[DecoyProtagonist Not actually the main character]], [[MrFanservice but the ladies don't care]].]]
-> Voiced by: HiroyukiYoshino (JP), ToddHaberkorn (EN)

An uprising ''Camorrista'' that may as well have "[[DecoyProtagonist MAIN CHARACTER HERE]]" written on his face, given his [[IdiotHero brash, cocky nature]] and talent for kicking people's ass. Firo grew up on the streets of Hell's Kitchen before a run in with the Camorra's ''primo voto'' sends him up the ranks as one of their best street fighters. Things become even ''more'' interesting after a chance run-in with a [[ActionGirlfriend mysterious suit-clad woman]] leads him spiraling unwittingly into a scramble for two wine-bottles that happen to contain the Elixir of Life...

* ActuallyIAmHim: [[spoiler:At the end of the first book.]]
* AntiHero: Type III
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: He looks like he's barely out of his teens and can be rather sweet, and he can kick any given man to next month.
** BadassInANiceSuit
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:While he puts up a good front, he isn't as [[AngstWhatAngst trauma-free]] about having Szilard's GhostMemory as he lets on. He's utterly ''terrified'' that Szilard's sadism might eventually affect his own personality.]]
* BookDumb: Inverted. By the end of the anime, as well as the first novel, Firo's head is practically a veritable database of alchemical knowledge. Firo, however, claims he's too dumb to make sense out of most of it.
** He seemed to have eventually sorted it out though, as Maiza is considering asking for Firo's help in dealing with [[spoiler:a homunculus made by Szilard's grandchild]] in 2001. Firo also figured out Huey's [[spoiler:way of communication within and outside prison after a few hints being dropped, as Huey merely perfected a method that Szilard researched.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Italian and raised in an ethnically segregated neighborhood in New York.
* CardSharp: Comes with managing the Martillo Family casino.
* CelibateHero: He is implied to be one in the novels. Not for the usual reasons, but because the woman he's completely in love with is pretty much asexual.
** Temporarily. [[spoiler:It only took about 50 years or so for her to agree to the whole marriage bit. We can assume he got lucky... at some point after 2002, where he's suffering from a case of TwiceShy on their twenty-years belated ''honeymoon''.]]
* DecoyProtagonist: When [[MetaGuy Gustav and Carol debate who the hero of the series is]], Firo is Carol's pick on account of being "Main Character-ish." [[EnsembleCast There is no main character.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Firo has been smitten with the seemingly asexual Ennis pretty much from day one. While he never pressed the issue beyond mentioning to her that he was attracted to her, he did end up "[[CelibateHero saving himself]]" for her on the minuscule chance that she'd come around. [[spoiler:She does, but not for a ''long'' time.]]
-->'''Firo:''' I ended up spending a damn long time in the blind pursuit for marriage... Only, what... [[spoiler:50 years]]...?
* DudeLooksLikeALady: To quote Detective Edward Noah in ''The Rolling Bootlegs'': "It's because you look like a woman, isn't it?"
** Reiterated by Victor in the 1934 arc, where he claims that [[spoiler:Firo could be immensely popular in prison due to his young and feminine looks.]]
* EnemyWithin: Firo admits to Maiza in ''The Slash'' that he's terrified that consuming Szilard might eventually lead to this. [[spoiler:While his fears don't ever come true, a "test" he tried to see if was true set off a chain of events leading to the climax of the story.]]
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Can be applied to him, since he's a badass despite his unassuming form.
* [[spoiler:EyeScream: At the end of 1934.]]
* GhostMemory: Of twenty-odd people, by way of Szilard.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried]]
* HeroesWantRedheads
* IdiotHero: Though entirely aware that he is one, and even plays it up on occasion -- such as [[spoiler:explaining to Maiza that he can't go and die on him simply because he's too dumb to take his place as the Martillo family bookkeeper]].
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* ImprobableAge: Probably one of the more realistic examples, but still commented upon.
* InnocentCohabitation: With Ennis, after the 1930 arc. This lasts for upwards of [[spoiler:fifty years.]]
* JustAKid: Dallas's reaction before being curb-stomped.
* JustifiedCriminal: Back when he was a StreetUrchin, though he stayed in organized crime afterwords because he considered the Martillo clan [[TrueCompanions the closest thing he had to a family]].
* LightningBruiser: Firo's fights usually clock in at less than a minute, which stands out in a series where most characters prefer to [[TortureTechnician take their time]].
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Because the whole "[[PullingThemselvesTogether bleeding in reverse]]" is a party trick that never gets old -- even after seventy-two years.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Subverted -- Firo professes falling in love with Ennis at first sight... and then ends up going through the longest courtship process ever because she's all but asexual.
* MouthyKid: Firo's a little bit too old to truly match the trope, but nearly gives everyone he comes in contact with the impression of one.
* NiceHat: Comes with the job.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When it comes to Isaac and Miria's dominos.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Firo is prone to deliberately playing up his IdiotHero status, probably because he's GenreSavvy enough to know that DumbIsGood.
* OccidentalOtaku: Turns out that he mastered Japanese by reading raw manga.
* OlderThanTheyLook[=/=]ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Pre-immortality, he was an eighteen to nineteen-year-old frequently mistaken for around fifteen. Post-immortality, he's upwards of ''ninety'' and still being mistaken for midpubescent.
* OnlySaneMan: Firo can't help but notice that a good deal of friends are very, ''very'' weird (especially Isaac) and tend to do things like emptying his speakeasy without permission for the sake of a giant dominoes structure.
* [[spoiler:PurelyAestheticGlasses[=/=]StoicSpectacles: After he takes Maiza's place as ''conta è oro''. He says they're there to make him look smarter and older.]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Hmmm, holding out [[spoiler:fifty years]] for your nigh-asexual crush to reciprocate against the odds, or try your luck with someone else? Celibacy it is!
* StraightMan: To Isaac and Miria.
* TheArtfulDodger / SatisfiedStreetRat: Before joining the Camorra, he actually stumbled into the organization while attempting to pickpocket the organization's ''primo voto''.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A variety, especially in the books where he's generally a confrontational smartass unless he's around people he likes, where he's completely deredere. When Maiza gets him his hat, Maiza even thinks to himself that it's hard to imagine that the Firo he is talking to now was the same one bitching at the police only five minutes ago are even the same person.
* {{Uke}}: Whether he actually ''is'' one is up to the {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s to decide but, as Detective Edward notes, he certainly ''looks'' like one. [[BigBrotherInstinct Maiza]] does ''not'' respond to this well.
* UndyingLoyalty: it's been noted that Firo would do ''anything'' the Martillo family asks of him, up to and including killing himself.
* WaifFu[=/=]PintSizedPowerHouse: Discounting the permanently prepubescent Czeslaw, Firo is the [[http://pics.livejournal.com/ennisnolastname/pic/000046xr second-smallest man in the cast]]. This will ''not'' stop him from kicking your ass.


!!Maiza Avaro
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-> Voiced by: MitsuruMiyamoto (JP), Sean Hennigan (EN)

Firo's mentor, and the current bookkeeper of the Martillo family. Maiza's a seemingly unflappable and serene man who rarely seems phased by anything. It might have something to do with that past he never talks about for some reason...

* AntiHero: Type III or IV
* BerserkButton: As described below, do ''not'' mess with Firo in any way, shape, or form. Even insulting him will provoke Maiza to a physically harmless but utterly terrifying TranquilFury, and implying, as Victor does in 1934, that you may have actually harmed him will get you implied death threats in return.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Firo. [[spoiler:Sylvie mentions that Firo is a bit like Maiza's late brother, which might explain why]].
* BigBrotherMentor: to Firo
* [[spoiler:BlueBlood: In 1705, we find out he's the son of a Spanish aristocrat.]]
* DeadLittleSister: In the form of a literal dead little brother.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The ''Advena Avis'' incident, followed by 200-odd years of massive guilt issues. Considering that in 1705 he was [[spoiler:a delinquent and the son of a drug-dealing aristocrat]], it may go even farther back than that.
* [[spoiler:{{Delinquent}}]]: In 1705.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* FailOSuckyname: "Avaro" means "miser" in Spanish and Italian; "Maiza" sounds similar to the same word in English. Lampshaded by him in 1705.
* [[spoiler:ICannotSelfTerminate: attempted in 1930 in the novels, but Firo refuses]].
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* [[spoiler:MercyKill]]: In the epilogue of ''The Drugs and the Dominoes'' (set in 2002), [[spoiler:Maiza contemplates doing this to Begg, who seems doomed to be in a coma for all eternity, but decides against it when he realizes that Begg is in his HappyPlace]].
* MinoredInAssKicking: He's the head bookkeeper. No one except Firo has ever won an initiation fight against him.
* MyGreatestFailure: The ''Advena Avis'' incident, particularly the death of his brother.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: ''The Children of Bottle'' makes a point of noting that Maiza is entirely unaffected by Sylvie's incredibly distracting sexiness
* ObiWanMoment: Subverted in the light novels, when he [[spoiler:takes Firo aside and politely asks the kid to kill him. Firo's response? "Hell, no!"]]
* TheOlderImmortal: Within the Martillo family.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The first time Firo ever sees Maiza lose his composure is when [[spoiler:Szilard arrives at Alveare]] in 1930. Firo immediately realizes that if ''Maiza'' is visibly alarmed, the situation must be serious.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* SeenItAll: Weary traveler type, though he's been known to dip a bit into Smug Know-It-All after getting over his [[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]].
* StoicSpectacles
* TranquilFury: A detective once makes the mistake of essentially calling Firo the Camorra's {{Uke}} in the presence of Maiza. He proceeds to terrify the everlasting shit out of the cop by walking up to him with a polite smile -- giving the distinct impression that he'd slash his throat then and there if he said another word ("We ''could'' take what you just said as an insult, you know...").
* [[spoiler:WalkingTheEarth: Sometime around 1970, Maiza decides to embark on a journey to reassemble the survivors of the ''Advena Avis'', giving Firo his position as ''conta è oro''.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: "The harshness of living for eternity..."

!!Ronnie Schiatto
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-> Voiced by: NobutoshiCanna (JP), ChuckHuber (EN)

The Martillo family's ''chiamatore'', and one of the few in the group that knew of Maiza's past. [[spoiler:In reality he's the "demon" (he considers the term a misnomer) summoned aboard the ''Advena Avis'' that granted Maiza and the other alchemists immortality. Partly due to Elmer's request and mostly out of boredom, he's assumed human form and has been hanging around Maiza for the last two hundred years or so]]. WordofGod states that Ronnie is ''the'' strongest character in the entire ''Baccano!'' series, tied only with Claire Stanfield.

* [[spoiler:AFormYouAreComfortableWith]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[spoiler:DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu]]: Got to admit, watching him set up dominos was hilarious.
* [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination: Closer to this than an actual demon.]]
* EyesOfGold
* {{Expy}}: Pretty much a less overtly evil version of [[spoiler:[[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]]]].
* [[spoiler:TheFaceless: His true form. Normal humans [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm can't grasp it anyways]].]]
* FluffyTheTerrible: [[spoiler:Well, when's the last time ''you'' met an omniscient, amoral, reality-warping EldritchAbomination named Ronnie?]]
* [[spoiler:HumanoidAbomination]]
* IWasJustPassingThrough: When Elmer recognizes Ronnie and realizes he followed his request to stay by Maiza's side [[spoiler:as a human]], Ronnie says it was mostly because [[ItAmusedMe he was bored]].
* [[spoiler:OurDemonsAreDifferent: Although Ronnie doesn't actually consider himself to be one.]]
** [[spoiler:OurHomunculiAreDifferent: Ronnie is actually a homunculus--not one like Ennis or Christopher, but a "true homunculus" with omniscience and omnipotence who was once confined to a bottle, and was created around 300 BC. He eventually found a way out and became what he is today.]]
* [[spoiler:PrescienceIsPredictable: Ronnie ignores his own omniscience for this reason.]]
* [[spoiler:RealityWarper: Implied, though he refuses to use his powers for anyone besides the Martillo family]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's likely to be over thousands of years old.]]
* SecretKeeper: Maiza's. [[spoiler:The roles reverse after 1930.]]
* SmokingIsCool: Subverted -- SmokingIsCool only until somebody surprises you and makes you choke on your cigarette.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[spoiler:Ronnie is all but revealed as the demon from the ''Advena Avis'' when it's shown that he shares the aforementioned demon's VerbalTic]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ronnie/Lonnie, Sukiart/Suchiato/Suchiart
* [[spoiler:TimeAbyss: Implied, although his true age is never given]].
* [[spoiler:TouchedByVorlons: "Strictly speaking, I am no demon... Just an alchemist who had obtained too much knowledge during ancient times..."]]
* VerbalTic[=/=]CatchPhrase: Typically ends his speech with "well, no matter[[hottip:* :まあいい/''maa ii'' in Japanese]]."
* [[spoiler:TheWatcher: Ronnie puts rather large self-imposed restrictions on his own [[RealityWarper abilities]] to keep things interesting. He's sticking around to watch, not play God.]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: {{Canon}} and WordOfGod contained in ''Narita Saikyou Q&A'' confirms that Ronnie is the strongest character in his home series, and one of the most five in TheVerse. The other four being [[{{Durarara}} Shizuo Heiwajima]] and Claire Stanfield rivaling him, then comes abominations above their league such as Hawking from '''Vamp!''' who essentially is a ''black hole'' fond of leaping through the universe, and ''the strongest'' is No.37564 "Mob Combatant" the {{Mook}} who went FromNobodyToNightmare, who tops all of them, for the simple reason Narita made No.37564's whole basis for a character in '''Hariyama-san, Center of the World''' is him being exactly the ''strongest man in the history of time'', not much else going for him.
* [[spoiler:YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: A man once demanded from Ronnie proof that he was a demon. He obliged [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor by showing him his true form]]. Immediately afterwards, the only thing said man can remember about it is the overwhelming feeling of fear he experienced.]]

!!Others

* BadassGrandpa: Mr. Yagu, the second-in-command.
* ChineseGirl: Lia Linshan
* CoolOldGuy: Yagu again.
* {{Immortality}}: All the executives and some of the speakeasy staff have Type 3 as of November 1930.
* TheDon: Molsa Martillo
* ThoseTwoGuys: Randy and Pezzo
* TrueCompanions

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Gandor family and associates]]

!!The Gandors
[[quoteright:253:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gandors_4606.PNG]]

An up-and-coming mafia family in New York led by Keith Gandor and his two younger brothers, Berga and Luck.

* AntiHero: Type IV or V
* BadassFamily
* CardGames: The Gandors brothers are usually seen playing these in their spare time. Keith always carries around a deck of cards, and spends most time shuffling or playing solitare with them.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: All of the Gandors, particularly Keith, have lines they refuse to cross -- particularly on the matter of drugs.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Adorably, Luck and Berga call Keith "Kii-nii" in the Japanese-language dialogue, though it's mostly left out of translations due to not having any good English equivalent.
* TheMafia
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: Even lampshaded by Firo when asked about them: "Yup, real men: just like the outlaws in movies. That's the key reason why these three guys aren't like the Mafia."
* PowerTrio:
** Keith (Super-Ego)
** Berga (Id)
** Luck (Ego)
* RuleOfThree: Firo believes that Luck, the youngest of the Gandor siblings, is the one best fit for running their family.
* WouldntHitAGirl: HilarityEnsues in ''Drug & the Dominos'' when they realize they have to punish one of their speakeasy waitresses for insubordination while trying to get around the fact that hitting women back then was something that you just didn't do. Luckily for them, Tick worms his way into the conversation and suggests a TraumaticHaircut, while Claire wonders to himself [[NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters how they can possibly call themselves gangsters]].

!!Keith Gandor
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The oldest of the brothers, Keith is the head of the Gandor family. He strongly believes in using traditional mafia rules, as well as refusing to deal with drug dealing. Also has a tendency to go without speaking for long amounts of time. However, he seems to be quite talkative over the phone.

* CardSharp: Keith cheats the hell out of poker. At least one of the decks he carries is composed of 52 jokers for this very purpose.
* FaceOfAThug: "A man who, no matter how one looked at him, didn't seem like he did proper business."
* TheFettered: Operates by a number of rules. One of which is no drug running.
* HappilyMarried: To Kate
* PerpetualFrowner
* TheQuietOne: Keith does not speak very often, and even then he almost ''never'' says more that four or five words. The only person that can get him to say more than half a sentence seems to be his wife, Kate -- and even then, only very rarely. The Daily Days actually waive their usual fee for information if he actually says something, meaning his words have ''monetary value''.
* TheStoic
* UglyGuyHotWife: Keith isn't exactly ''ugly'' - just [[FaceOfAThug intimidating and suspicious-looking]] - but Eve is nonetheless surprised to discover that his wife is fricking ''gorgeous'', as well as willing to accept that her husband [[TheMafia isn't running one of the most legitimate businesses]].
* TheVoiceless

!!Berga Gandor
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-> Voiced by: KentaMiyake (JP), Phil Parsons (EN)

The second oldest, Berga is more rough-and-tumble than his brothers and prefers to use his physical strength against opposing forces.

* TheBerserker: Even before immortality.
* TheBigGuy: Class 1, Berserker-type.
* DumbMuscle: As Firo puts it: "He's an idiot, no matter how you look at it. A big, endearing idiot."
* HenpeckedHusband: A few lines in the novels suggest that he is quite submissive to his wife Kalia.
* ImplacableMan: Combined with the immortality, Berga's ability to completely ignore even extreme levels of pain makes him someone you ''really'' don't want to screw with.
* TheMcCoy
* [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight Never Bring A Gun To A Fist Fight]]: Berga is effectively ImmuneToBullets. You can shoot him repeatedly in the knuckles at point blank range, and he'll just keep on punching you.

!!Luck Gandor

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-> Voiced by: TakehitoKoyasu (JP), JasonLiebrecht (EN)

Although the youngest of the siblings, Luck does most of the talking and business for the family. He's acquainted with Firo, leading the Gandors and Martillos to have good relations.

* AFatherToHisMen: Luck is good friends with many of his subordinates, and tends to get very, ''very'' cross when people attack them -- especially unprovoked. If you're lucky, he'll just beat you to death with a chair. If you're ''not''...well, then you end up [[spoiler:[[CementShoes like]] [[AndIMustScream Dallas]] [[FateWorseThanDeath Genoard]].]]
** PapaWolf: ''Never'' hurt any of Luck's men. If you do, and he ever finds you, [[CementShoes you]] [[AndIMustScream are]] [[TranquilFury completely]], [[AndThisIsFor totally]], ''[[GrievousHarmWithABody fucked]]''.
* AffablyEvil: Luck is so [[NobleDemon remarkably principled for a Mafia executive]], and so generally likable and polite to everyone, that it's easy to forget that he would not hesitate to arrange a FateWorseThanDeath for anyone who crosses him. --Although he would give his condolences to their family.
* BigDamnHeroes: He comes to Firo's rescue in the 1930 arc, and to Eve's in ''Drug & the Dominos'', [[IWasJustPassingThrough rationalizing all the way]].
* EyesOfGold
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Killed a guy with his own arm.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Fandom likes to pair Luck Gandor with Eve Genoard. Luck's not that big, but Eve still doesn't even reach up to his shoulder.
* ImprobableAge: Luck's just about the same age as Firo, and has been shown to have been in an executive position of the Mafia for at least five years before that. The difference is that, while Firo clawed his way up from the bottom for his position, Luck landed his mostly due to family connection -- a fact that he's painfully aware of.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Luck rationalizes quite a few of his more heroic actions, even if the excuses only serve to convince himself. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Drug & the Dominos'', he finally admits that he's fooling himself, but [[NecessarilyEvil feels he's too far gone]] to TheDarkSide for real redemption.]]
* JustAKid: In the light novels that reveal Luck's early teenage years in the Gandors' business.
* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Man Wearing The Kingly Mask]]: Luck goes through great lengths to be taken seriously as a mafioso, both because he knows he's [[NobleDemon not naturally cut out to be that ruthless]] and a deep-seated fear that not being so could get him killed.
* MinoredInAssKicking: Luck would rather MagnificentBastard his way out of a situation than fight. However, when [[PapaWolf sufficiently motivated]], he performs feats of {{Badass}}ery that'd make Chuck Norris's jaw drop -- like, say, killing a man three times his size with [[GrievousHarmWithABody his own severed arm]]...)
* {{Nepotism}}: Luck didn't have an executive position in the mafia because he was great at it, but because his brothers were in charge. [[NobleDemon He's built]] [[JustAKid quite a]] [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask complex]] [[IWasJustPassingThrough over it.]]
* NobleDemon: According to Firo.
-->'''Firo:''' He definitely knows he's not cut out to be a Mafioso, so he persists in forcing himself, intentionally pretending to be a "ruthless person" to trick himself. But don't get me wrong, I don't really hate him for it...
* PayEvilUntoEvil: What he does to [[spoiler: Dallas Genoard]]; see the latter's profile, under AndIMustScream.
* PostDramaticStressDisorder: In ''Drug & The Dominos'', Luck manages to take out [[spoiler: Gustavo]] with a severed arm, reattach it, make a pithy BondOneLiner, and even make sure [[spoiler:the resident [[TheIngenue Ingenue]]]] hasn't been completely and utterly traumatized before he finally passes out from the pain.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In episode 6, when he patiently explains to Dallas Genoard what a waste of space the Gandors think he is.
* ShootTheDog: In ''Drug & the Dominos,'' he kills [[spoiler:Gustavo Baggetta]] after deliberately preventing [[spoiler:Eve Genoard]] from doing so.
* TeamDad: Particularly after the Gandors acquire [[PsychopathicManchild Maria]]. Keeping her in line is a lot like babysitting.
* TranquilFury: To the point that he scares Berga with it.
* {{Tsurime Eyes}}: The novels actually call attention to it regularly; the most common description given of him is "fox-eyed."
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Luck's ImprobableAge isn't immediately obvious because he doesn't look or act like he's under 20.
* YoungestChildWins: Luck is both the youngest and most focused upon of the three Gandors.

!!Chic/Tick Jefferson
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-> Voiced by: KappeiYamaguchi (JP), Adam Dapkus (EN)

A young man working for the Gandors to [[TortureTechnician take care of]] their enemies. He was taken in by them as a child after his step-father sold him to pay off an overdue loan. Tick has a strangely chipper demeanor for his job, as well as constantly carrying around multiple pairs of scissors.

* AdultChild
** PsychopathicManchild
* AloofBigBrother: His younger brother seems to have considered him one.
* AntiHero: Type V
* TheBarber
* [[spoiler:BigBrotherInstinct: Dallas gets a pair of scissors to his shoulder, his side, and his spine for threatening to throw Tack off a skyscraper.]]
* CreepyChild: He even weirded out Luck when they first met as kids.
* DissonantSerenity: Chic is constantly smiling, no matter what he's doing.
* ExtremeDoormat: He promises Luck he'll do anything to prove his worth to the Gandors. He'll also do anything that lets him use his scissors.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* [[spoiler:HoldingHands: With Maria, at the end of the 1933 novels.]]
* [[KnifeNut Scissor Nut]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: A quirky and faintly creepy whistling theme accompanies his appearances in the anime.
* ParentalAbandonment: His step-father sold him to the Gandor family in exchange of not being able to pay them back $1200. He doesn't mind, knowing that his dad will do okay with his younger brother.
* PlayingAgainstType: ...''[[KappeiYamaguchi Ranma!?]]''
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Chic or Tick? Is his brother's name Tock or Tack?
* TortureTechnician: From the time he joined the Gandors five years before where the anime starts off.
* VerbalTic: He has a tendency to elongate words. "Uuum, Dad borrowed money from youuu. Then I've been sold to you as collaaateral for the debt, right? To Mr. Luuuck-"

!!Claire Stanfield/[[spoiler:Felix Walken]]
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[[caption-width-right:225:"The power of immortality can do nothing for me. Because you see, there's no way I can possibly die."]]
-> Voiced by: MasakazuMorita (JP), JerryJewell (EN)

Claire Stanfield, also known as Vino and [[spoiler:the Rail Tracer]], is the little-known "fourth Gandor Brother" that decided to forgo the career in TheMafia for one much, much bloodier. Claire is ''the'' most effective assassin in America, known to strike anytime, anywhere, and with his only trace being the exceedingly bloody remains of his targets. He also has been rumored to have something of a warped sense of justice. Hope to God that you never end up violating it. WordofGod states that Claire Stanfield is ''the'' strongest character in the entire ''Baccano!'' series, tied only with Ronnie.

Did we mention that he's convinced that ''he's'' God?

* TheAce: Claire fits all the criteria and gets some deconstruction due to his [[AxCrazy character]] [[CareerKiller as]] [[HeroicSociopath a whole]], but unsurprisingly, in the series' merchandise deck of playing cards, Claire is literally an ''ace''--the Ace of Spades.
* {{Adorkable}}: When outside of his "Rail Tracer" mode.
* AffablyEvil: Off the job, he's a friendly even goofy guy. Even on the job he's pretty nice, so long you don't violate his OrangeAndBlueMorality.
* AGodAmI: One of the relatively less megalomaniacal examples...er, sort of. The only reason he's not trying to rule the world is probably because he's convinced he already is.
** His philosophy is really less "god complex" and more of an extreme form of solipsism: basically, instead of thinking himself as God and everyone else as mortals, he thinks that he is ''the only person who actually exists'' and that every other person and thing is just some illusion/show, so [[ContractualImmortality it is thus impossible for him to die]].
** It doesn't help his ego that whenever someone tries to disabuse him of this notion (that is, by killing him), they fail. ''[[CurbStompBattle Miserably]]''.
* AndThisIsFor: Ladd's buddy Dune gets a ''particularly'' gruesome death - even as compared to Claire's other victims - after he gleefully admits to having killed [[spoiler:Tony, the old man who mentored Claire in becoming a conductor]].
* AntiHero: Type V.
* AxCrazy: On the job he's as brutal as they come.
* {{Badass}}: Holy hell, the biggest one in the series
** BadassNormal: God help us if he ever ''does'' become immortal. [[spoiler:From the look of the later novels, he never does. But he does become a BadassGrandpa.]]
** BadassLongcoat: Default attire, when he's not wearing that [[spoiler: blood-soaked conductor's uniform.]]
** [[spoiler:BadassGrandpa: A conversation in one of the books set in 2002 indicates that Claire's spending his 90th entirely mortal year on a Caribbean treasure hunt for long-lost pirate treasure. Firo can't help but be annoyed at the unfairness of it all.]]
** CulturedBadass: He knows how to invite a lady to a restaurant.
** {{Badass in a Nice Suit}}: [[spoiler:The conductor suit]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite his unsavory career path and solipsism, Claire is an extremely likable, laid-back, and even sometimes goofy guy who gets along with anyone that can put up with his bizarre quirks. Unless you upset him, in which case he will hurt you in ways you didn't know were possible.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: [[LetsGetDangerous When not on the job]], Claire seems to be a flighty, over energetic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with a habit of proposing to women he barely knows. Granted, he's pretty kooky on the job too, but in a much more [[AxCrazy violently proactive way]].
* TheButcher: His most common alias, "Vino", refers to his tendency to go ''way'' overboard on the bloodshed, to the point that his crime scenes look they're drenched in red wine.
* CareerKiller
* CeilingCling[=/=]WallCrawl: [[spoiler:On the outside of a moving ''train'', no less.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The most severe case, he is shown to be incredibly acrobatic, as well as strong enough to effortlessly pull off {{Neck Lift}}s and snap someone's spine with one hand.
* ChekhovsGunman: Remember that [[spoiler:redheaded train conductor]] in the second episode, and how it totally looked like he [[spoiler:got the RedShirt treatment]] just before all hell broke loose? ''[[HeroicSociopath Well...]]''
* CircusBrat: Grew up as one.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Not as bad as, say, Isaac and Miria but he does tend to act like flighty oddball when off the job.
* CurbStompBattle: Jesus Christ. Claire Stanfield versus anybody at all.
* DeusExitMachina: WordOfGod states that Claire isn't allowed to have his own book because he could probably solo the entire ''Baccano!'' universe in less than thirty pages [[BrilliantButLazy if properly motivated]]. Luckily, he's a flighty, irresponsible WildCard, so he's easy to write both in and out of the story.
* DodgeTheBullet: On the Flying Pussyfoot.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Claire's back-up plan in case [[spoiler:Chane]] didn't think anything of him when he finds her. Claire admits that he would make her love him even if it would take a long time for her to reciprocate. [[spoiler:Luckily for him, Chane is a lot faster at reciprocating his feelings than ''Ennis'' is at reciprocating Firo's feelings.]]
* TheDulcineaEffect: Claire is like this with pretty much every woman ever, to the annoyance of his stepbrothers.
* EngagingConversation: All. The. Time. And it's always SeriousBusiness for him. [[spoiler:Chane]]'s just the first person to (eventually) accept the proposal.
-->'''Claire:''' I just thought of something. If you and I marry, I will become [[spoiler:Huey's son]]. Then I will be [[spoiler:your family]] as well, so the problem will have disappeared. You can think of it as a joke if you will, but I'm serious. Unlike your "friends," I won't betray you. I won't try to obtain [[spoiler:the secret of immortality]] from [[spoiler:Huey]] either because I don't need something like that. Knowing that whether I am immortal or not, I won't die no matter what... That's what I believe, so keep silent and just believe me. I am a guy who will never die.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Crazy Has Standards]]: Although ''completely psycho,'' Claire does have a personal code of honor and reserves most of his horrors for the people who violate it in some way -- for instance, by [[spoiler:threatening the safety of the passengers of the Flying Pussyfoot while he's on the job as a conductor]]. He also rethinks his original plan to wait out [[spoiler:Ladd and Chane's]] fight and kill the winner, instead siding with [[spoiler:Chane after learning that she's opposed to the Lemures' plan]], and he goes out of his way to save Isaac and Miria [[spoiler:because they're [[NiceToTheWaiter good customers]]]].
** It's generally accepted that if Claire decides to kill or hurt you, [[PayEvilUntoEvil you've done]] ''[[PayEvilUntoEvil something]]'' [[PayEvilUntoEvil to deserve it.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The fandom almost universally refers to [[spoiler:the redheaded conductor]] that shows up in the second episode and credits as [[spoiler:Young Conductor]]. It's eventually revealed that he does have a name -- Claire Stanfield -- but the reveal of it is so spoileriffic that people usually refer to [[spoiler:Young Conductor]] and Claire as if they're entirely different people until TheReveal.
* EyeScream: One of Claire's feats that did not make it into the anime was him gouging Spike's eyes off, right after the scene where Claire proposes to Chane and saves her from getting shot in the back by Spike.
* FearlessFool: He's convinced that he's immortal. [[AGodAmI Literally]].
* FingerWag: Claire does this in the middle of episode 13.
* FiveFingerFillet: Does this for fun with his own hand and Chic's scissors in ''Drug & Dominos".
* GenderBlenderName: No wonder he goes by so many different nicknames. Turns out he was named after his grandfather--Claire was a masculine name before the 1900s.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: As the Rail Tracer.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: To Chane.]]
* HeroicSociopath: His moral code is pretty heroic, if you put aside the fact he kills for a living and employs countless methods of torture.
* [[spoiler:[[HeroesWantRedheads Heroines Want Redheads]]: Eventually Chane towards our show's resident [[AxCrazy Ax]] CrazyAwesome HeroicSociopath.]]
* IHaveManyNames: Much to the annoyance of the Gandors, who have trouble keeping up with all of them. After the 1931 incident, he settles for the name "Felix Walken". He still lets some of his loved ones call him Claire, though.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Claire isn't particularly picky with what he uses to hurt people. Past examples include guns, knives, scissors, train tracks, his own ''teeth''...
* InformedAbility: Claire is supposed to be a genius, or at least was in his teens. The prologue for ''The Slash'' arc had Huey very interested in a rumor about a "red-haired kid adopted by The Gandors" who could assimilate any knowledge or ability properly taught to him ridiculously fast. Because of this, Huey himself tried to recruit Claire for his purposes. Unfortunately for Huey this happened after Claire had already left for the Circus.
** Also his overall strength, Narita seems to be fond of placing Claire at an immensurable pedestal when asked just how strong Claire really is. In the 3rd book Narita says Claire is the strongest character in the series by far, and in TheVerse he is somehow comparable to [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]; still not that bad as at that point only capable brawlers and Immortals were introduced, but when TheReveal about [[spoiler:Ronnie also being an ungodly EldritchAbomination happens]], Narita still places Claire as the strongest being in the series, in fact, Claire is often used as indicator of strength in the series by being compared to other characters, with them being weaker, comparable or an equal to him.
* InsufferableGenius: Claire will not let you forget that he is better than you.
-->'''Nick:''' Please, I'm beggin' you! Just havin' you on our side'd make us almost invincible!\\
'''Claire:''' Take out the "almost" part.
* [[spoiler:IWillFindYou: Towards Chane after he's forced to separate from her. He eventually finds her in Episode 15.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: For anime fans the fact that the Young Conductor is Claire Stanfield is the ultimate spoiler for the series, it is revealed on the 9th episode of a 13 episode anime (sans the extras), so it should be discussed with caution. In japan however, where the novels fared better than the anime, this is no big deal, the Rail Tracer is revealed in the 3rd book of a series that has surpassed more than a dozen of volumes and he is one of the most popular characters to boot, and since the reveal Claire has done too many notable things to be kept in secrecy on discussions.
* LetsGetDangerous: Unthreatened or off the job, Claire tends to behave more like an energetic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} than a notoriously infamous assassin. Then he bites your fingers off.
** This, of course, will be completly played straight if he ever goes ''full power'' against some future foe.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Claire believes that when he first told [[spoiler:Chane]] that he would save her, it was LoveAtFirstSight for him.
* MadnessMakeover: Covering himself in blood when becomes the Rail Tracer.
* ManBitesMan: Claire [[spoiler:severs Czeslaw's fingers]] with his teeth on the Flying Pussyfoot.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: He soaks himself in his victims' blood, which is described as red as wine. "Vino" means "wine" in Italian.]]
* [[spoiler:MeaningfulRename: To Felix Walken, since the legally dead Claire can't marry anyone.]]
* MutilationInterrogation: To put it simply, there was a lot of blood and screaming. Not that, you know, the series was short on either blood or screaming.
* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: An interesting case: he goes unnamed in the credits, but still ''appears'' in them as a [[ChekhovsGunman seemingly bit character]].
* OneManArmy: The train contained two groups of a dozen or so armed thugs apiece. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Claire slaughtered nearly all of them singlehandedly]] with what seemed like [[CareerKiller very little effort]], and still found time to [[spoiler:[[TortureTechnician torture Czeslaw]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards for trying to get more innocent passengers killed]], [[XanatosGambit convince Ladd to throw himself off the train]], [[ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving save Isaac and Miria]], and [[FourthDateMarriage propose to Chane]] while [[WackyMarriageProposal covered in blood]]]].
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Jerry Jewell's voice credits include the talkative SerialKiller Barry the Chopper in FullmetalAlchemist.
** Although, he is also [[CaseClosed Jimmy Kudo]], who stops murderers using logic and deduction.
* PlayingAgainstType: On the other hand, MasakazuMorita is generally known for straight-up heroes like [[FinalFantasyX Tidus]], [[{{Bleach}} Ichigo]] and [[SengokuBasara Maeda Keiji]]. Claire is pretty much anything ''but'' Morita's usual type.
** And Jerry Jewell also plays [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Jin]] and [[CaseClosed Jimmy Kudo]] who are vastly different from Claire.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner[=/=]ShoutOut: When Claire decides to finally pull one out in ''Drug & the Dominos'', he decides to make it count -- by quoting the first spoken lines of dialog ''in the history of film''.
-->'''Claire:''' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jazz_Singer_(1927_film) You ain't heard nothing yet!]]
* PsychoForHire: He's a nutjob who'll take murder contract against just about anyone [[spoiler: Even himself!]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: As Rail Tracer
* [[RedHeadedHero Red Headed]] {{Antihero}}
* [[spoiler:RedheadedStepchild: The ''literal'' redheaded stepchild of the Gandor family before running off to the circus.]]
* RedHerringShirt: Masquerades as a RedShirt up until TheReveal, at which point he cuts loose and almost instantly doubles the show's body count.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Claire goes on one after discovering that [[spoiler: one of the white-suits killed his conductor buddy, Tony,]] starting with the murderer and extending to pretty much anyone who's vaguely associated with said murderer.
* SacrificialLamb: A subversion: He initially starts off as a textbook case -- he shows up in both the OP and ED (though never quite as a named character), is [[DeadStarWalking voiced by a particularly well known seiyuu]], gets a fair number of lines in his introductory episode, and finally [[spoiler:gets unceremoniously killed off at the very end of episode 2]]. Then [[WhamEpisode episode 9]] rolls along and...
* SeriousBusiness: His {{Engaging Conversation}}s.
* SixthRanger: He would partially count for the Gandors, working for them at request, but Claire was always a Gandor by a technicality. The ''real'' example comes when he becomes [[spoiler:Felix Walken; when he swore loyalty towards Chane, Felix also extended it to Jacuzzi's gang, which Chane was a part of.]]
* SlasherSmile
* SerialRomeo: Claire's a bit too invested in the idea of LoveAtFirstSight for his own good ("You proposed to a complete stranger again, didn't you?").
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Only played straight in the novels, [[NoExportForYou unfortu]][[CompressedAdaptation nately]]. Claire has won every single fight he has been in, and by this trope's sake all of them with little to no effort at all, and exploited by being often the final and/or decisive battle of a particular arc. Lord may help any future villains if Narita ever drops Claire's resident status as the WildCard and makes him pull the LetsGetDangerous card for the first time ever.
-->'''Claire:''' When you’re fighting demons in those fairy tales, you’ll need the hero in fairy tales! In other words, me.
* ThatManIsDead: Claire Stanfield is legally dead, as he was counted as one of the victims of the Pussyfoot massacre. He bought the Felix Walken name from the retired assassin to legally marry Chane without complications, and insists that people call him [[InsistentTerminology Felix Walken]] instead of Claire.
* TechnicolorEyes: Katsumi Enami had varying colors for Claire's eyes during the [[LightNovel Light Novels]] run:
** EyesOfGold: The default, [[spoiler:to match Chane]].
*** HazelEyes: Some of Enami's art shows Claire with hazel eyes; he also appears to have this color eyes in the anime once he discards his Rail Tracer persona.
** CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Not the Rail Tracer [[GlowingEyesOfDoom kind]]. In a page spread for Another Junk Railroad, Claire ''literally'' has red eyes, the same shade as his hair. He also appears to have red eyes in some of his Rail Tracer scenes in the anime.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: He makes a point of doing a 'thorough job' when killing someone.
* TortureTechnician: Knows how to inflict pain in ways not even [[CompleteMonster Fermet]] thought of in 100 years.
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: Claire's penchant for erratic name-changing leads to a situation where someone ends up hiring him to kill himself. He plays along. Violent hilarity ensues.
* {{Ubermensch}}
-->'''Claire:''' Those who are strong can afford to show compassion...and ''I'' am ''strong!''
* [[spoiler:UnholyMatrimony: With Chane. They actually end up quite HappilyMarried.]]
* WackyMarriageProposal: All while [[spoiler:covered in blood]] and [[spoiler:standing on top of a speeding train]] too.
* WhatADrag: Inflicts this on various mooks (and [[spoiler:Czeslaw]]) in 1931, off the back of a ''train'' no less.
* WildCard: The only loyalties he has are towards the Gandors, [[spoiler:Chane and by proxy Jacuzzi's Gang]] -- and he's even willing to dick around with the former for shits and giggles.
** With the loyalty part secured for the Gandors, Luck still doesn't like to rely on him that much. Claire is too much of a Ultimate WildCard that Luck deliberately refuses many of Claire's offerings for help, claiming that it would make their henchmen useless and lazy to do anything.
* WorldsStrongestMan: {{Canon}} and WordOfGod contained in the ''Great Punk Railroad - Express Episode'' and later in ''Narita Saikyou Q&A'' confirms that Claire Stanfield is the strongest character in his home series, and one of the most five in TheVerse. The other four being [[{{Durarara}} Shizuo Heiwajima]] and Ronnie rivaling him, then comes abominations above their league such as Hawking from '''Vamp!''' who essentially is a ''black hole'' fond of leaping through the universe, and ''the strongest'' is No.37564 "Mob Combatant" the {{Mook}} who went FromNobodyToNightmare, who tops all of them, for the simple reason Narita made No.37564's whole basis for a character in '''Hariyama-san, Center of the World''' is him being exactly the ''strongest man in the history of time'', not much else going for him.
* WouldHitAGirl: Claire Stanfield supports gender equality.
* VagueAge: "Around twenty years old" in 1932, and "Around ninety years old" in 2002.
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[[folder:The Russo family and associates]]

!!Ladd Russo
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[[caption-width-right:200: [[LargeHam Thank you!]] [[ChewingTheScenery Fuck you!]] [[AxCrazy The star is here!]]]]
-> Voiced by: KeijiFujiwara (JP), BryanMassey (EN)

Ladd Russo is a man of few wants. He likes to talk a lot and he likes to kill a lot, and anything beyond that is purely superfluous. He works as the hitman of the Russo family, mostly because they figured that if they ''had'' to deal with his constant homicidal tendencies anyway, they might as well put them to good use. Of course, even the regular opportunities for gratuitous slaughter are just sometimes not enough for him, and he has to go search for his own means of bloody amusement. Hijacking the ''Flying Pussyfoot'', for example...

* AffablyEvil / LaughablyEvil: He's so energetic and hammy and funny, he's still likable even when he's dancing on someone's corpse. His fiance/MoralityPet helps.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Well, ''Lua'' certainly does. CaitlinGlass (Miria's VA) also admits some PerverseSexualLust for him on the DVDCommentary.
* [[spoiler:ArtificialLimbs: Gets one before his stay in Alcatraz in the ''Alice in Jails'' arc.]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Ladd shows off his love for Lua -- in his own psychotic, demented way, of course -- [[spoiler:during his LifeOrLimbDecision to save her.]] Of course, he's still a psychotic, demented bastard.
* AxCrazy: Called on it by his uncle; it's practically his job description.
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadassNormal: In a world of immortals and people with SuperStrength and super reflexes, he still manages to be one of the most dangerous characters.
* BeastAndBeauty: With Lua. Of course, with Ladd being... well, ''Ladd'', love is usually professed through gratuitous death threats.
* {{Bishounen}}: In the manga, he seems to be much more than in the show and novels.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BiTheWay [[spoiler:In the game, you can make him marry Claire, but he still admits that he still loves Lua, but not as much as Claire.]]
* BloodKnight: Of all the characters, he loves violence the most.
* BlueEyes
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: [[BOOMHeadshot Headshoting]] ten-year-olds is ''hilarious'', amirite?
* EvenEvilHasStandards: This may not count, but Ladd has standards: he only likes killing people who don't think they will ever die. This is why he spared Graham's life when the two fought; Graham had given up and said Ladd was free to kill him, which ruined all of Ladd's fun.
** It is implied he actually spared his uncle because they were family
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ForTheEvulz: All the killing, maiming, and other assorted horrible deeds that Ladd gets up to are generally because of this and nothing more.
* FreudianExcuse: Inverted. Ladd was a homicidal lunatic to begin with, but the [[spoiler:death of his first girlfriend Leila]] limited his range of targets to people who don't believe they can be killed.
* ICallItVera: It doesn't look like he's named his shotgun, but he is prone to kissing it.
* IncomingHam: "THANK YOU! FUCK YOU! THE STAR IS HERE!" All while posing and flailing dramatically.
* InsultBackfire: [[CardCarryingVillain "Your attempts at flattery are so ham-handed..."]]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: ''47'' times.
* KnifeNut: Along with a shotgun and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown his bare fists]], knives seems to be one of his preferred weapons.
* LargeHam: From his shouting, to his shooting, to punching someone while listing famous american boxers, his presence is huge.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: Ladd sacrifices his left arm [[spoiler:in preventing Claire from killing Lua.]]
* MadeOfIron: Punches a rail post so hard that it ([[spoiler: and his arm]]) explodes. In a flashback, he takes a high-speed wrench to the gut without flinching.
* ManInWhite
* MoralityPet: Lua, to a certain degree.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Ladd's specialty.
* OddFriendship: During Alice in Jails, he forms a good friendship with Firo and Isaac, of all people.
** Along with his childhood friend Who.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Both to [[MadLove Lua]] and [[DefeatEqualsFriendship Graham]]. It's his sick little way of [[YouWillBeSpared showing his love]].
* PlayingAgainstType: In English, Ladd Russo's voice actor Brian Massey is....[[DragonballZ Oolong the pig?]] No seriously, he is.
* PsychoForHire: Ladd's an interesting variation in that he mostly gets work because he's the nephew of the head of the Russo family.
* RefugeInAudacity: Probably the reason why he's so popular.
* SlasherSmile: His default expression.
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers: His first girlfriend Leila was from the family of an influential politician. Ladd is the nephew of the Russo Family boss. She was killed during elopement.]]
* VillainProtagonist: Well ''everyone'' is technically a protagonist and he serves this role to Claire on the Flying Pussyfoot.
* WhiteShirtOfDeath: The plan was to get it splattered with ''other people'''s blood. [[ForegoneConclusion That didn't work out too well]].
* [[WouldHurtAChild Would Kill A Child]]: Ladd blows off a $10,000 job just so he could demonstrate that, yes, he ''would'' hurt a child.
--> '''Ladd:''' You're just ''so'' sure I'm not going to do ''this'' [[BoomHeadshot * BOOM* ]]
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Leeza would have learned the hard way, if not for Firo's intervention.]]
* YouWillBeSpared: "I'll kill you last" is Ladd's way of telling you he likes you.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: His looks and voice (either in Japanese or English) sure doesn't make one realize that he just turned 25 years old.


!!Lua Klein
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lua_795.bmp]]
-> Voiced by: Eri Yasui (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)

Ladd's fiancee, a soft-spoken and docile DeathSeeker. Ladd has promised to kill her after he's killed everyone else, being uninterested in killing people who actually want to die.

* BeastAndBeauty: Look at her fiance, and then at her.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DissonantSerenity: Never appears to be bothered by her lover's carnage.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: "I can't wait to kill you" are probably the most romantic words in the English language for her.
* HiddenDepths: In the novels she seems to understand Ladd's emotional dependency on her and stays around because she loves him.
* MadLove
* MoralityPet: Subversion. While she's in the near-perfect position to ''be'' the morality pet, she actually serves to underscore Ladd's crazy rather than cull it.
** And yet, played straight in that [[spoiler: Ladd sacrifices his arm to save her.]]
* TheQuietOne
* RapunzelHair
* SpiderSense: Mild version. In the novels, Ladd claims that Lua's intuition had saved him from death multiple times. Unfortunately for him, Lua warns him of danger just as [[spoiler:she is climbing onto the roof of the Flying Pussyfoot.]]
* TooDumbToLive: She finds out her boyfriend's tangled up with a crazy mass murderer, so what does she do? Goes to find him and warn him! Of course, she ''is'' batshit insane and [[DeathSeeker may be doing it on purpose....]]
* WomanInWhite

!!Graham Specter
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/graham_9557.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[PsychopathicManchild Another character you don't want to see smiling]].]]
-> Voiced by: TomokazuSugita (JP), ChrisPatton (EN)

One of Ladd's loyal underlings. After being defeated by Ladd in battle, Graham decided to follow him. His favored weapon is a gigantic wrench, and he had the uncanny ability to strip cars down to nuts and bolts in mere seconds. Also, he [[MotorMouth never stops talking]].

* AffablyEvil: Oddly polite, even at his most psychotic.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Some fans suspect this might be the case, mainly because of his massive fanboying of Ladd and his [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Dragynstorm/Baccano15/Baccano15_59.jpg complete disrespect for other men's personal space]]. He also seems to ''really'' like [[spoiler:Jacuzzi]].
-->'''Graham:''' [''to [[spoiler:Jacuzzi]]''] I like you. You can use this warehouse any time you want. It's my property. Later! Let's meet again someday. When that annoying redhead isn't there, that is.
* AxCrazy: Rivals Ladd's.
* BiTheWay: Probably. Graham's bromantic fanboying of [[HeroWorshipper Ladd]] -- and liking [[spoiler:[[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Jacuzzi]]]] -- certainly says much, but he also stated that he prefers [[LikesOlderWomen older women]]. Also, shown below, his "first love" was his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]]. He briefly takes a liking to [[spoiler:[[BattleButler Chane]]]], but it has probably more or less to do with [[spoiler:Chane]] being a WorthyOpponent and Graham having a bit of an InLoveWithYourCarnage moment while they were fighting.
** In the light novels, [[spoiler:he briefly falls in love with Huey's homunculus, Sickle.]]
* {{Bishounen}}
* BodyHorror: As a child, Graham's parents scolded him for taking things apart and was told to consider how it might feel to be on the receiving end. Little Graham took this to heart and dislocated every single one of his joints with the exception of his right hand (he used it to take himself apart).
* BrotherSisterIncest: A line in the novels say that Graham's "first love" was his sister. No other information has been released about her yet. This has lead fans to speculate that Graham [[BiTheWay may be bisexual]].
* CatchPhrase: "Let's make a sad, sad story..."
** At least, this is the most common. Graham's rants tend to fixate on certain topics and all have their own special catchphrases.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Possibly ''the'' most extreme example in the anime as in the novels he is overshadowed quite quickly, he can use his wrench to smash a ten-foot-wide crater, deflect bullets, and even ''completely take apart a car in seconds''.
* ChewingTheScenery
* ChrisPatton: The DVDCommentary notes that this is just "a very ChrisPatton kind of role."
* DefeatMeansFriendship: How did Ladd Russo become his bestest friend in the whole wide world? By kicking his ass.
* {{Fanboy}}: # 1 fanboy of Ladd Russo and proud of it.
* {{Fetish}}: For disassembling or just flat out breaking stuff.
* GratuitousEnglish: Well, in the Japanese dub. LAVU AND PEEEEEEES!
* HeroWorshipper: Graham is pretty much convinced that Ladd is the second coming of Christ.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Let us reiterate: Hero Worships Ladd.
* ImprobableHairstyle: As the cast commentary notes, there is entirely no way to justify how Graham - a loony mechanic living in the 1930s - is capable of maintaining that J-rocker haircut of his.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[WrenchWhack A monkey wrench]]
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: A monkey wrench he can use to catch ''shotgun bullets''.
* LargeHam: You know he never stops talking? He never talks ''quietly'' either. And he tends to be constantly moving and breaking things while monologuing.
* LikesOlderWomen: Seemingly.
-->'''Graham:''' Kidnapping a growing woman is exciting in itself, but unfortunately, I am into older women!
* MadArtist: Graham thinks taking apart things - and ''[[AxCrazy people]]'' - is a beautiful goal in life.
* [[MadeOfIron Made of Steel]]: Survives his insane battle with Ladd. Also fights and defeats [[spoiler:Christopher, one of Lamia's best fighters]].
* MomentKiller: He ''tries'' to kill the moment for Claire. Claire doesn't let him.
* MotorMouth: And damn near to the point of full out schizophasia.
* MoodSwinger: Rapidly cycles from one emotion to another, almost always expressing it in its extreme.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* PeekABangs
* ThePhilosopher: A villainous one who changes his philosophy as it suits him but nonetheless.
* PlayingAgainstType: His Japanese voice actor is TomokazuSugita. That would be [[TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]] and [[{{Kanon}} Yuuichi]] for those in the know, and Graham is about as far from those as you can get.
* TalkativeLoon: Holy shit, does Graham love to talk.
* TechnicalPacifist: Graham's not a pacifist by any means, but he'll never kill anyone because it makes him feel guilty afterwards.
* WarriorPoet: We have no idea what the hell he's saying, but it sure ''sounds'' poetic...
** "Time spent in boredom is good." This, following a long rant about "DEATH TO TEDIUM". True wisdom, Graham.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jacuzzi's gang]]

!!Jacuzzi Splot
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jacuzzi_66.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:How he reacts to pretty much everything.]]
-> Voiced by: DaisukeSakaguchi (JP), Joel [=McDonald=] (EN)

Nice's long-time boyfriend and co-leader. Jacuzzi may ''look'' like a sniveling, hopeless coward, but that's only because he ''is'' a sniveling, hopeless coward...''most'' of the time. It's probably not a good idea to piss him off, or else you might find out just why the Russo family has such a [[WantedPoster high bounty on his head]].

* {{Adorkable}}: He's cute, awkward and cries a lot.
* AntiHero: Type II or III
* ApologisesALot: Jacuzzi offers apologies for things including being run into and introducing himself.
* BadassAdorable: Jacuzzi's basically a timid, adorkable, baby-faced teenager who somehow manages to out-badass nearly all the badasses in a WorldOfBadass.
* BadassNormal: He's not immortal, he doesn't have CharlesAtlasSuperPower, he's just a kid.
* BadassOnPaper: He's the leader of a gang of bootleggers, destroyed 18 Russo Family speakeasies in a single night, survived the Pussyfoot Train incident including fighting unarmed with a single, tiny bomb against someone with a flamethrower, stood up to Ladd Russo, willingly almost fought Claire, sacrificed himself to protect someone from being harmed, and has a sword tattoo on his face. He's also a timid shrinking violet who cries all the time, not the least bit physically intimidating, has no special skills, and one of the nicest characters in entire cast.
* BerserkerTears: He cries [[strike:even]] especially while kicking ass.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The reason he has a bounty on his head.
* ChasteHero: Even though they've effectively been "[[OfficialCouple together]]" for ten years, Jacuzzi doesn't kiss Nice until he goes to drive the Lemures off the train and [[DyingDeclarationOfLove thinks he might not be coming back]].
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Nice's.
* CowardlyLion: While capable of complete badassery when needed, he is incredibly awkward around people he doesn't know and is easily scared by nearly everything to the point of tears otherwise.
** The title of episode five sums it up - "Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared, And Musters Reckless Valor".
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: ''Holy shit'', don't fuck with this kid...
* DistinguishingMark: The sword tattoo on his face.
* EmbarrassingTattoo: Jacuzzi treats his facial tattoo like one. If you're wondering [[FridgeLogic why Jacuzzi of all people would get a ginormous tattoo on his face]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming it does get addressed]].
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: ''This'' guy robbed eighteen Mafia owned speakeasies? In ''one night''!?
* FailOSuckyName: But don't let it fool you!
* ForeignSoundingGibberish: Not the only one, as you may have noticed, but certainly the most amusing example.
* LetsGetDangerous: "Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared and Musters Reckless Valor."
* MagneticHero: There's a reason he's co-leader.
* MartyrWithoutACause: Has demonstrated this tendency on a relatively regular basis. For example -- attempting to turn himself in to [[spoiler:Graham]] in return for [[spoiler:Chane]]'s safety, even though he's known her for mere hours ''at most''.
* TheMessiah: Jaccuzi makes a point of trying to be nice to nearly anyone and everyone he meets, [[BewareTheNiceOnes provided they're not looking to hurt his friends]].
* NotSoWeak: Part of the reason the Lemures failed
* OneManArmy: Once again, he raided ''eighteen'' Russo speakeasies single handedly, in a single night.
* OlderThanTheyLook: While the disparity between apparent age versus real age starts off pretty small (maybe a year or two), Jacuzzi's boyishness persists over the course of the series. By ''Alice in Jails'' he's probably in his early twenties, but still looks like he's in his mid-teens.
* [[HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim She Will Not Cry So I Cry For Her]]: Jacuzzi towards Nice.
* ShrinkingViolet: Jaccuzi once broke down crying just trying to ''introduce himself''.
* TattooedCrook
* UnfortunateNames: Jacuzzi Splot. ''Jacuzzi Splot!'' '''''JACUZZI! SPLOT!'''''

!!Nice Holystone
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nice_7767.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Burn scars have never looked this good.]]
-> Voiced by: YuuKobayashi (JP), ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)

One of two leaders of a small-time gang of delinquents and rum-runners. Nice's highly apparent scars hint at her sometimes dangerous fondness for explosions. And by fondness, we mean full-blown fetish. Best not to let this girl near a lighter.

* AntiHero: Type III
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Unlike Jacuzzi Splot, hers is a name people would like to have.
* CargoShip: {{In-universe}}. Nice ''really'' likes explosives. Yes, in ''that'' way.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance
* CoolBigSis: Acts this way towards most of Jacuzzi's gang.
* EyepatchOfPower: [[spoiler:She even hides a ''bomb'' in it.]]
* EyeScream: That explosives fetish of hers has caused problems in the past...
* {{Fetish}}: For explosions.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Antihero scars.
* MadBomber: Did we mention she likes to see things go boom? Because ''really'' she likes to see things go boom, fire safety be damned.
* ScarsAreForever: After her rather disastrous experiments with explosives as a child.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SpecsOfAwesome
* StuffBlowingUp
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Stabbed a mook in the head with a knife... and left a bomb attached to the hilt.
* ThereWasADoor: Nice does not care if your door was already open -- she will blow it up anyway.
** {{Lampshaded}} by Donny and Nick in Episode 15:
--> '''Donny:''' Nice, the place was open. Why'd you blow it up?\\
'''Nick:''' Now Donny, what kind of question is that? The boss likes to blow stuff up.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: [[RunningGag Have we mentioned she likes explosives?]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She becomes a sort of tomboy to Chane's girly girl once Chane falls in with the gang.

!!Donny
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/4081_5412.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200: He's every bit as tough as he looks.]]

Originally from Mexico, Donny traveled by himself to the US. As a member of Jacuzzi and Nice's gang, he's pretty much responsible for taking out anyone who threatens the gang.

* TheBigGuy: Type C
* BigDamnHero: When Jacuzzi was cornered by a Russo thug, Donny ''broke the guy's hand''.
* DumbMuscle: Subverted. While his size and strength do come in handy, he has at least average intelligence. Also, since he's from Mexico, he speaks two languages.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Does this when a Russo mook pulled a gun on Jacuzzi.
* HulkSpeak: In the Japanese version.
* TheQuietOne: Almost never raises his voice above a mumble.

!!Chaini
[[quoteright:228:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chaini_2538.jpg]]
A member of Jacuzzi's gang. Nothing is known about Chaini aside from her infamous ''Hyahah~'' moments. It's unknown if she's actually ''greeting'' anyone like it appears in the dub, or if it is just one of her [[VerbalTic tics]].

* FlatCharacter
* NerdGlasses
* NoNameGiven: In the anime.
* PerpetualSmiler: most likely the only character in the series to show a ''genuine innocent'' smile all the time, [[StepfordSmiler unlike]] [[SlasherSmile all the]] [[AxCrazy others]].
* TheSpeechless: ''even'' in the novels.
* TagAlongKid
* VerbalTic: Hyahah!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Genoard family]]

!!Eve Genoard
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eve_1569.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[WorldOfBadass Yeah she's deadly too]].]]
-> Voiced by: MarinaInoue (JP), Jād Saxton (EN)

A young lady on the lookout for her older brother, Dallas, after he disappeared from the Genoard household two years beforehand after her family was robbed of their money by a pair of thieves.

* [[spoiler: BadassDamsel: A sweet and polite young lady who escapes her kidnappers and doesn't hesitate to avenge her father. She may not know about the family business, but she has the same iron will.]]
* [[spoiler:BewareTheNiceOnes: Once she learns that Gustavo murdered her father and brother in ''Drug & the Dominos'', Eve loses nearly all resemblance of her [[TheIngenue ingenue]] status and immediately tries to blow off his head with a discarded revolver. The only thing that stops her is Luck deliberately taking the bullet and [[ShootTheDog finishing off the guy himself]].]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* TheIngenue: A sweet and polite young lady. So much so that Nick got in trouble for using her. [[spoiler:Subverted in ''Drug & the Dominos'' -- see BewareTheNiceOnes and NotSoDifferent.]]
* LonelyRichKid
* MafiaPrincess: She believes her family makes most of its money from textiles.
* MoralityPet: To Dallas... sort of.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:After trying to [[WhatTheHellHero call Luck out]] for what he did to Dallas, Eve realizes that she can be just as remorselessly vengeful as he when she immediately responds to the discovery that Gustavo murdered her father and oldest brother by trying to blow his head off. She admits as much, and apologizes to Luck for her previous words, just before pulling the trigger.]]
* ObliviousYoungerSibling
* [[spoiler:ThisIsUnforgivable: In ''Drug & the Dominos'' after Gustavo Baggetta brags that he killed her father and oldest brother. See BewareTheNiceOnes above.]]

!!Dallas Genoard
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dallas_6616.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:He's an asshole. I'm not lying.]]
-> Voiced by: Atsushi Imaruoka (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)

Eve Genoard's missing brother and grade-A asshole. Spent most of the time picking fights, pissing away money on booze, and generally being a complete dick. The one chink in his armor is his sister Eve, of whom he seems to be [[BigBrotherInstinct rather protective]].

* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream: Partial example. Luck decided to put him and his friends in barrels filled with cement and dump them in the river, with their {{Healing Factor}}s keeping them constantly drowning to death. However, their incomplete version of the elixir means they would have eventually died of old age, and a couple years later Luck lets Eve drudge them out as long as they don't mess with the Gandors anymore.]]
* AssholeVictim
* BigBrotherInstinct: Although as with everything ''else'' he does, he mostly fails at acting on it.
* ButtMonkey: Dallas pretty much gets kicked around by ''everyone''. Given [[{{Jerkass}} what kind of person he is]], we might actually enjoy it.
* [[spoiler:CementShoes]]
* HealingFactor: Dallas is an "incomplete" immortal, meaning he'll recover from any sort of physical harm, but still ages naturally.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: High on the "ineffectual", low on the "sympathetic."
* IronButtmonkey: Dallas when his deaths are being PlayedForLaughs. It's justified in that he is actually immortal.
* JerkAss: You will not like Dallas. This is a fact. [[spoiler:However, once he is pulled out of the river in ''The Slash'' and finally returned to Eve, he actually turns over a new leaf and becomes a beloved philanthropist. I'm not kidding.]]
* KickTheDog: Dallas seems entirely composed of these, which is probably why he gets his ass kicked so often.
* OutGambitted: After murdering some of the Gandors' men, Dallas figures he can pin it on that StreetUrchin that kicked his ass earlier that day -- two birds with one stone, right? Not when said StreetUrchin is Luck Gandor's childhood friend, you can't.
* PetTheDog: His only redeeming quality is his [[BigBrotherComplex affection and protectiveness of his little sister]], Eve.
* StrawLoser: When you get right down to it, half of his purpose in the story is to suck at everything and make the Gandor family members look good.
* [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity With Great Power Comes Great Asshattery]]: Though he doesn't go crazy, Dallas does turn his {{Jerkass}} behavior up to eleven once he realizes he can't be killed for it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Runorata Family and Associates]]

!!Bartolo Runorata
[[quoteright:117:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-bartolo_5246.jpg]]
The Don of the Runorata Family.

* TheChessmaster
* TheDon
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Bartolo has designated the Martillo Family off-limits to his men because he is from the same town as Don Molsa Martillo.
* [[spoiler:ImmortalitySeeker: His motive for seeking Dallas out.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Gustavo.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:In the anime, he executes Gustavo for this reason]].

!!Gustavo Bagetta
[[quoteright:109:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-gustavo_5574.jpg]]
* TheBrute
* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation: In the anime, he is unceremoniously shot and killed by Bartolo Runorata. In the novels, Gustavo is beaten by Luck and stabbed in the neck with Luck's severed arm, but manages to survive… only to go to jail and get trounced by Ladd.]]
* DumbMuscle
* SocialDarwinist
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Bagetta/Ragetta
* UnwittingPawn

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Beriam family and associates]]

!!Manfred Beriam
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/manfred_2170.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakata (JP), Bill Jenkins (EN)

A US Senator. His wife and daughter were passengers on the Flying Pussyfoot and were taken as hostages to force Manfred use his political power to [[spoiler:free Huey from prison. He does not comply]]. In the anime, Beriam's main goal seems to be [[spoiler:becoming immortal, for which purpose he and Don Runorata hope to find and experiment on Dallas]]. In the novels, he wants to [[spoiler:destroy all immortals]] for reasons unknown, possibly in cooperation with [[spoiler:the Nebula corporation]].

* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: In the anime Beriam seems very uncaring towards his family, [[spoiler:even when they were safely rescued.]] In the novels he [[spoiler:wonders why Rachel didn't like recieving his reward money. His wife calls him on it, saying that he should be happy to have his family back in one piece. Manfred actually thinks about it for a moment, and he does feel happy as he sees his daughter smiling.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* FantasticRacism: In the books, he hates all immortals for unknown reasons aside from being a proud human himself.
* FlatCharacter: Barely seen in the anime, and even in the novels where he is involved with more plot threads, Manfred interacts with almost no one, has no extensive dialogue from himself, and has few direct ties with the main cast.
* TheStoic: Nothing that passes through his mind seems to move the muscles of his face.
* TheUnfettered
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity: A corrupt senator who is in cahoots with the mafia. In the anime, he shows no concern for his family's well-being]].

!!Natalie Beriam
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/natalie_7405.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: Miki Itou (JP), Amy Rosenthal (EN)

Manfred's wife and a passenger on the Flying Pussyfoot. When the train is hijacked, [[spoiler:the Lemures]] take her and Mary hostage in the hopes of persuading the Senator to [[spoiler:arrange Huey's release.]]

* BlueEyes
* DistressedDamsel: Mother and daughter.
* FlatCharacter: And a satellite to ''another'' FlatCharacter.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Manfred, who already is quite the FlatCharacter himself.

!!Mary Beriam
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maryberiam_7668.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: Saori Goto (JP), CheramiLeigh (EN)

Manfred and Natalie's daughter. Taken hostage along with her mother.

* BlueEyes
* DistressedDamsel: With her mother.
* FlatCharacter
* MoralityPet: For Czes in the novel, where he decides to not hand her over to the white suits because [[spoiler:he didn't want to betray a child like he was betrayed by Fermet.]]
* SatelliteCharacter
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Immortals and related characters]]

!!Szilard Quates
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/szilard_9254.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Run.]]
-> Voiced by: Kinyruu Arimoto (JP), R Bruce Elliott (EN)

One of the original immortals on the ''Advena Avis.'' He fights with Maiza over whether or not to share the secret of immortality with the world at large, and after Maiza and the others reject his plans, he murders several of them and escapes with half the formula for the immortality elixir. Since then, he's experimented to try and recreate the entire elixir. He's also dabbled in creating Homunculi, including his current servant, Ennis.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Would argue this [[ForScience in the name of science]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: ([[BadassBookworm Way]] more dangerous then you'd think. Apparently eating all those people has made him much stronger.
* BigBad: For the Rolling Bootlegs/1930's arc.
* ElderlyImmortal: The only one among the 1711 immortals.
* EvilOldFolks: Lampshaded. Szilard mentions that he actively mistrusts anyone younger than himself. Ennis points out that this means pretty much everyone.
* FeelNoPain: In the novels, he is stated to have alchemically modified his body so that he does not feel pain.
* FlatCharacter: He has stereotypical motivations, and no real personality beyond wanting to acquire more power and make life miserable for Maiza and Ennis.
* ForScience: According to him, this is his motivation for everything he does, although in truth he's just as driven by straight [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity power-madness]] and a personal grudge against Maiza.
* GhostMemory: He probably has more ghost memories than actual legitimately acquired memories. [[spoiler:The same can be said of Firo once he devours Szilard.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Szilard is killed when his creation, Ennis, teaches Firo (granted immortality by an elixir Szilard sponsored the creation of) the method of killing other immortals -- meaning that Szilard is destroyed by ''two'' of his own creations working together.]]
** All of which only happens ''after'' he gets run over by his own car.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: fear and the promise of immortality
* [[spoiler:IdenticalGrandson: His several-greats grandson]] in the 2001 novel [[spoiler:[[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TtOOt2pTDTo/TJbFCJmTdxI/AAAAAAAAAL0/sDhT-0IQY3s/s1600/04_01.png looks quite a bit like him.]] ]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Technically speaking "consuming" immortals isn't quite cannibalism, but he has once commented that he enjoys the taste of spinal fluid.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3.
* ImplacableMan: "Maiza...why is that old guy still standing?"
** Said after Szilard gets hit with enough Tommygun ammo to reduce his surroundings to matchwood. He barely flinches.
* MadScientist: Originally he was a garden variety scientist, but then he [[EvilTastesGood started eating his fellow immortals.]]
* MeaningfulName: Possibly to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%C3%B3_Szil%C3%A1rd Leó Szilárd]], Hungarian physicist who patented the concept of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi.
* {{Omniscience}}: His goal, if the fact that he was researching [[spoiler:"true" homunculi which would be omniscient at the price of being confined to a bottle]] is anything to go by.
* PragmaticVillainy: Why does Szilard care that he hit Isaac and Miria with a car? Only because running over random pedestrians attracts attention, which when you're a mad immortal running a top-secret Elixir-brewing operation is the last thing you need.
* [[spoiler:RasputinianDeath: Shot full of holes, hit by a car, stabbed in the back, set on fire, getting his arm sliced in half the long way, and then ''finally'' consumed by Firo.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Only one to actually seem old.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Maiza in 1930; also the closest he gets to a MotiveRant.
* TrulySingleParent: Ennis is the only the lastest servant he's created from himself.
* VillainBall: Had you taken father lessons from Huey, then [[spoiler: your creation wouldn't have revealed the method of killing you after all the abuse she's taken.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Give this man a means of advancing his knowledge by "eating" other people and he goes ''absolutely nuts''.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness[=/=]YouHaveFailedMe: Somewhat more justified[[hottip:* :rationally, not morally]] than most other frequent perpetrators of these in that he actually ''[[YouKillItYouBoughtIt gains]]'' [[GhostMemory something]] from killing his subordinates.
* YouWillBeAssimilated: He's spent the last two hundred years hunting down other members of the 1711 group so he can devour them and absorb everything they have. [[spoiler: [[KarmicDeath And he gets devoured by Firo after having fire burning on his head]]]].

!!Ennis
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ennis_7001.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"Just Ennis."]]
-> Voiced by: SanaeKobayashi (JP), BrinaPalencia (EN)

Szilard's Homunculus and reluctant servant, only following his orders because he could kill her with a single thought should she ever refuse. Deeply troubled by what she is forced to do, she is touched by a brief encounter with Isaac and Miria and their kindness towards her. Now if only she can protect them from getting all caught up in this with her...

* ActionGirlfriend: Before Firo met her, he was an ordinary gangster. After meeting her [[spoiler: He's an immortal ganster with centuries worth of alchemic knowledge.]]
* ArtificialHuman
* {{Asexuality}}[=/=]ObliviousToLove: Much to Firo's dismay.
** [[spoiler:She eventually reciprocates his feelings and they get married... ''fifty years later'', though.]]
* TheAtoner: Ennis blames herself for not being brave enough to stand up against Szilard. [[spoiler:Her eventual retaliation against him for the sake of Isaac and Miria]] was a deliberate attempt at RedemptionEqualsDeath. [[spoiler:Luckily, Firo proved that that wouldn't be necessary]].
* BattleButler: A subversion. She appears to be spot-on example at first, but by the time she meets Isaac and Miria, it becomes very clear that her loyalty towards Szilard is purely out of fear.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: To Isaac and Miria. Their enthusiastic niceness to her during a chance meeting leads to [[spoiler:her being willing to sacrifice her life to buy them time to escape from Szilard]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* BlankSlate: She was "born" as one of these. She's generally grown out of it by the start of the series, primarily because Szilard was able to directly transfer any information to her as he wished ([[spoiler:and she developed a conscience from that one guy she "devoured"]]), but she's still lacking in [[{{Asexuality}} at least one department]].
* CoolBigSis: Ends up as one for [[spoiler:Czeslaw Meyer]] after Isaac and Miria get it into their heads they should get her a little brother for a ''vacation souvenir''. Turns out rather well, all things considering.
* DemotedToExtra: In the second half of the 2002 arc.
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: YMMV quite heavily, but let's see. A pale-skinned artificial human created by a major antagonist (Who considers her replaceable at any time), who starts off as emotionless but slowly gains emotions over the course of the story, and who betrays him when his plan is about to come to fruition? [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei]], is that you?]]
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: to Firo.]]
* HeroesWantRedheads: [[DoggedNiceGuy Firo]] certainly does.
* HotChickInABadassSuit
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* InnocentCohabitation: With Firo, after the 1930 arc.
* LittleBlackDress: Wears one when going aboard the ''Entrance'' in 2002.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: A variant. While she does betray her 'father' and fall for the [[spoiler: Decoy]] protagonist, they're seperate events. She betrayed for the sake of [[spoiler: Issac and Miria]] not the protagonist.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal
* MysteriousWaif: Starts out this way.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Or at least she ''intended'' it to, but Firo had better ideas.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's a kind and affection person, with a quiet outer coating.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Even though Ennis is an ArtificialHuman, she was still created from Szilard's own cells. Firo even comments that she's way too hot to be related to Szilard.
* VagueAge: The only real hint to her age, chronological ''or'' biological, is that she identifies Firo to be "her age, maybe younger" when they first meet. Given that [[OlderThanTheyLook disproportionately youthful looks]] are pretty much Firo's defining physical characteristic, this helps jack shit.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: It took her quite awhile to grasp the concept of romantic love.

!!Chane Laforet
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chane_5158.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"..."]]
->Voiced(?) by: RyoHirohashi (JP), MonicaRial (EN)

The mute daughter of Huey Laforet, with whom she shares a psychic connection. Ruthlessly loyal to her father, she is also a skilled fighter with daggers. Chane is uncomfortable with friendly relationships, but starts to warm up to Jacuzzi's offer of friendship and [[spoiler:Claire's]] love proposals as time goes on.

* AntiHero: Type IV
* BadassNormal: An ordinary girl who can hold her own with people like [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower Ladd and Graham.]]
* BattleButler: For her father.
* BerserkButton: Even mentioning Huey's name wrong or claiming to know any of his secrets (such as his immortality) can press her buttons.
* CharmPoint: According to [[spoiler:Claire]], it's the remembrance of [[spoiler:the note she left for him]], when she [[InLoveWithYourCarnage killed the White Suits]], being a CuteMute, and how she's an EmotionlessGirl that makes [[spoiler:Claire]] fall in love with her even more.
* CuteMute: [[spoiler:Claire]] thinks her inability to talk is completely hot.
* EmotionlessGirl
* [[spoiler:EngagingConversation: With Claire. They become informally engaged after just two meetings -- and right after they try to kill each other, at that.]]
* EyesOfGold
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Her greatest fear is that she'll be forced to choose between [[spoiler:Claire]] and her loyalty to her father.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: To Claire.]]
* HighHeelFaceTurn
* HotAmazon: [[spoiler:Claire and Graham]] both appreciate her prowess with knives.
* KnifeNut
* LoveMartyr: Towards her father. Huey doesn't even consider her ''human'', but she'll still bend over backwards just to please him.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: As noted above, she's afraid of the 'betrayal' aspect of this trope. Otherwise she fits perfectly.
* NotSoStoic: Chane remains almost completely expressionless up until [[spoiler:[[EngagingConversation Claire]]]] shows up.
** Earlier on, she becomes [[BerserkButton very,]] ''[[BerserkButton very]]'' [[BerserkButton pissed off]] when Ladd insults Huey.
* OddFriendship: With Miria, after Isaac is arrested in the ''Alice in Jails'' arc.
* ParentalAbandonment: Chane's mother left her to be raised by Huey [[spoiler:and practically skipped off without a care. The only resistance she put up was a [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne complaint about the fact that Huey called her too clumsy to raise a child.]]]]
* PimpedOutDress: [[spoiler:Claire]] has one sent to her as a gift. He even had it thoughtfully custom-made to include a [[KnifeNut holster for her knife]].
* [[spoiler:SixthRanger: Officialy joins Jacuzzi's gang after defecting from the Lemures.]]
* TheSpeechless
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: After falling in with Nice, Jacuzzi, and co., she becomes a sort of girly girl to Nice's tomboy.
* TranquilFury: Her silence makes her attacks all the scarier.
* {{Tykebomb}}: Technically speaking, Huey didn't initially intend for her to be a living weapon. However, discovering that [[WellDoneSonGuy she had a natural inclination towards trying to make him happy]] gave him...''ideas''.
* [[spoiler:UnholyMatrimony: With Claire. They actually end up quite HappilyMarried.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Chane has a good deal of difficulty understanding that relationships don't have to be utilitarian. When [[spoiler:Claire]] proposes to her despite him having nothing tangible to gain from it, her mind nearly breaks.
* WomanInBlack
* [[spoiler:WomanInWhite: During Episode 15 and 16, Chane wears a white PimpedOutDress given to her by Claire, who wanted to express his love for her. He even had it custom-made to include a holster for her knife. [[{{Squee}} D'aww...]]]]

!!Huey Laforet
[[quoteright:186:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Huey_Laforet_7942.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:186:All he sees are "[[StrappedToAnOperatingTable Raw Materials]]"]]
-> Voiced by: SusumuChiba (JP), EricVale (EN)

Chane's father, and considered by the other surviving ''Advena Avis'' passengers to be the creepiest one of their kind. Huey is a self-proclaimed man of science that doesn't let silly, intangible concepts like "ethics" or [[MadScientist "sanity"]] get in the way of a good experiment. Currently, he's been imprisoned for acts of treason and terrorism against the United States. He's also the figurehead of a {{Cult}} known as the Lemures, who are convinced that Huey can give them the secret to immortality.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Everything is ForScience.
* AbusiveParents: Emotionally abusive towards his daughters, and physically too, if you count homunculi created by him as his children.
* AgeAppropriateAngst: In 1705, 15-year old Huey's angsty NietzscheWannabe-ism is pointed out by the narration to be an extremely teenaged line of thought.
* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence:]] Huey claims that his ultimate goal is to either [[spoiler:create or become a demon like Ronnie.]]
* BigBad: One of them, in the 1930s.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:He escapes Alcatraz... in pieces.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Huey was ten when his mother was arrested and tried for witchcraft. [[spoiler:His mother's accusations, in turn, are what led to the trials that wiped out the entire village that Huey trusted.]]
* CorruptionByAMinor: [[spoiler:He began the counterfeiting operation in Lotto Valentino before he turned fifteen.]]
* {{Cult}}: Has one dedicated to him.
* [[spoiler:DeadLittleSister: Losing his mother to the witch hunts is what turned him into a NietzscheWannabe in his teenage years -- Monica's death in 1710 is what finally pushed him over the edge.]]
** Add to this the fact that rumor had it that Huey himself [[spoiler:killed Monica]], which Huey never took the trouble to correct.
* DissonantSerenity
* DudeLooksLikeALady: "It's a man...I ''think''."
** The extent of Huey's androgyny is shown in ''The Children of Bottle''. After not seeing Sylvie or Huey for centuries (and not realizing that Sylvie [[SheIsAllGrownUp waited a few years before taking the Elixir of life]]), Elmer mistakes the former for the latter[[hottip:* :Although he adds a JustJokingJustification after the whole bit]]. Huey does not get mistaken for a beautiful woman -- beautiful women get mistaken for ''him''.
-->'''Elmer:'''You're Huey! Huey Laforet, aren't you! Why're you dressed like a woman?\\
'''Sylvie:''' I'm not!\\
'''Elmer:''' Eh, you're not? I'm wrong? I could've sworn that Huey was the only one on that boat who was this pretty...
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Huey will not let any harm befall anything that is outside the designated parameters of his experiments. He also refuses to take hostages.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: Um...yeah....
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Later in the novels, Firo takes one of his eyes. He inflicts this on Renée at the end of 1934.]]
* EyesOfGold
* ForScience: Huey's excuse for ''everything''.
* FrenchJerk
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Elmer. According to Huey, Elmer's the only human being that he saw as something beyond "experimental guinea pig," and Elmer's been noted to be one of the only men in the world not thoroughly creeped the fuck out by Huey.
* HotDad: Huey looks pretty good for a 240-year old father of three.
* IdenticalStranger: Fans have noticed that [[{{Durarara}} Kasuka Heiwajima]] (from a different series, but in the same [[TheVerse 'verse]]) looks like a brown-eyed clone of Huey despite the fact that they're not even the same ethnicity, much less related. Volume 8 of ''Durarara'' confirms that people in-universe get the same impression, as Saki notes Huey's strangely identical grandson looks almost a hell of a lot like a younger version of the Japanese model/actor in question. And considering by the usual [[IdenticalGrandson implication]] this 'verse [[EpilepticTrees places on people who look like Huey Laforet...]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* ItsAllAboutMe: Huey's gone on record to say that the only person he even considers ''human'' besides himself is [[HeterosexualLifePartners Elmer C. Albatross]]. Everyone else are prospective "raw materials."
* LightIsNotGood: When Chic's brother Tack encountered him, he took him to be an angel due to his looks and ethereal appearance. Dear lord, was he wrong...
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: For most of 1705, Huey doesn't realize that [[spoiler:nearly every named character knows about his counterfeiting operation. He also doesn't know the true identity of the Mask Maker until the very end.]]
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard: Elmer is probably the one person exempt from his Manipulative Bastardry.
* NietzscheWannabe: As a teenager. He grew out of it.
* OddFriendship: With Elmer.
* [[spoiler:OffingTheOffspring: He's considering getting rid of Leeza, just to see how Hilton will react to losing her favorite vessel and her blood relation to daddy.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* RenaissanceMan: Huey's field of research doesn't just extend to alchemical science, but ''social science'' as well. His current experiment is to see what kind of impact an immortal could make on the country.
* SmugSnake: He'd probably be a little more [[MagnificentBastard magnificent]] if he weren't so dang full of himself.
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:Monica's death in 1710.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Huey has several children/grandchildren/great^x grandchildren over the course of the various LightNovels. They're pretty easy to pick out too, as they all look almost exactly like him - male or female. The only known exceptions are [[spoiler:Luchino, who got all his looks from the Campanella family side]]; and Claudia, who took all her looks from her great-grandfather Felix.
* TeenGenius: In 1705.
* [[spoiler:UnholyMatrimony: With Monica, sometime after 1705.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The first line in the 1705 novel is a quote from his mother talking about how innocent he was. Now compare that to a few hundred years later...
* WeakButSkilled: Huey's not particularly strong, but his lack of mercy and hesitation makes him a dangerous fighter nonetheless.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Unlike most examples, however, he ''encourages'' this sort of behavior.

!! Elmer C. Albatross
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[[caption-width-right:200:Looks like a nice guy, eh? Well, you're sort of right, but [[StepfordSmiler don't get too comfortable]].]]
-> Voiced by: Shintarou Oohata (JP), John Burgmeier (EN)

An old friend of Huey's, and a very weird one at that. A constantly cheerful British man that, rather than bringing happiness to people, seems to unnerve or disturb them. Most believe that there's a seriously messed up mind behind that omnipresent smile of his, and chances are that they're right...

* TheAntiNihilist: Elmer openly proclaims that he finds no meaning or purpose in life, but uses this perspective as a reason to indiscriminately spread happiness throughout the world.
* [[spoiler:CoveredWithScars: From his childhood, when he was routinely tortured by the {{Cult}} into which he was born.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Elmer was born into a [[spoiler:{{Cult}} in which his only purpose of existence was to suffer. He wasn't rescued until he turned ten.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: He actually has BlueEyes when they're occasionally unshut, though.
* [[YouFailEconomicsForever Failed His Economics Classes]]: States that he originally began studying alchemy in order to create enough gold to go around for everyone and bring happiness to people by eliminating poverty. He gave up after realizing that the economy does not work that way.
* ForHappiness: His motto for living.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Huey.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He's best friends with ''Huey'', people.
** Not to mention thinking [[CompleteMonster Szilard]] is redeemable.
* IdentityImpersonator: For [[spoiler:Monica and the Mask Maker.]]
* {{Keet}}
* LivingLieDetector: A variation in that he can see through [[StepfordSmiler fake smiles.]]
* TheMatchmaker: In 1705, he tries to get [[spoiler:Huey and Monica]] together.
* TheMessiah: In some ways he's a subversion, as his perpetually upbeat nature often disturbs or angers people more than it cheers them up.
** Played straight and subverted simultaneously with [[spoiler: Czeslaw Meyer]]. Sure his offbeat nature particularly irks him, but at the same time Elmer makes a serious case of demonstrating the [[PowerOfFriendship Power of Friendship]] and [[PowerOfTrust Trust]].
* MysteriousMiddleInitial
* NewTransferStudent: He joins Huey and Monica's alchemy class early on in 1705.
* TheNondescript: It's noted that his only distinguishing physical feature is that he's constantly smiling.
* OddFriendship: Somehow befriended Esperança pre-series.
** Not to mention his {{heterosexual life partners}}hip with ''Huey''.
* PerpetualSmiler
* ThePollyanna: Subverted, as his "smile and look on the bright side of life" attitude sometimes comes off to others as incredibly oblivious, unhelpful and insensitive at times: for example, expecting Sylvie to cheer up and laugh with him just after [[spoiler:she discovered her fiance was killed and was nearly murdered herself]].
* SecretKeeper: Elmer finds out the [[SerialKiller Mask Maker's]] true identity within days of coming to Lotto Valentino, and [[spoiler:decides to help her win Huey over.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Though nobody's quite sure if he's an EmptyShell or CuteAndPsycho under the mask.
** The light novels reveal that he's [[spoiler: neither, though the former isn't far off.]]
* StupidGood: [[spoiler:Let Szilard live because you want to try to convince him to atone for his acts? Seriously?]]
* [[spoiler: TotalitarianUtilitarian: Hasn't quite gone this far in action, he certainly has the mentality for it]]
-->'''Elmer:''' I'd [[spoiler:sell the souls of all humanity to the devil]] if I thought it'd get us a happy ending.

!!Sylvie Lumiere
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sylvie_2181.bmp]]
-> Voiced by: AyahiTakagaki (JP), LeahClark (EN)

The fiancee of Gretto and one of the ''Advena Avis'' passengers. In the 1930s she makes her living as a singer; in the 21st century [[spoiler:she joins Maiza on his quest to reunite the survivors of the Advena Avis incident]].

* [[spoiler:BestServedCold: She drank the elixir for the sole and express purpose of devouring Szilard. She let herself age a little before drinking so that he would not recognize her when she tracked him down.]]
* BobHaircut: Sports one in her 1930's look.
* [[spoiler:DistressedDamsel: Once in 2001, courtesy of Felt, and once again in 2002 by SAMPLE and Bride.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Sylvie attracts quite a bit of attention on the ''Exit'', from men and women alike.
* GlamorousWartimeSinger
* GrayEyes
* HerHeartWillGoOn: Following the death of [[spoiler:her fiance Gretto]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Before she changed her look.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Sylvie waited a while until she drank the elixir [[spoiler:so that she could kill Szilard while unrecognized by him.]]
* ShrinkingViolet
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Sylvie is the only character keeping this series off the "Probable" list on [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue Hair]].
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: She says that this was her goal in becoming an alchemist and seeking eternal life. [[spoiler:Which was true until 1711, at which point her goal in life became revenge for her murdered fiance]].

!!Gred/Gretto [[spoiler:Avaro]]
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-> Voiced by: DaisukeNamikawa (JP), JasonLiebrecht (EN)

The younger brother of [[spoiler:Maiza]] and the fiance of Sylvie.

* [[spoiler:BlueBlood]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[spoiler:[[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]]: To Maiza.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathByOriginStory]]
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: To Sylvie; the goal of avenging his death was the only thing keeping her going for nearly 300 years]].
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]: [[spoiler: Why did Maiza have to bestow information upon you when you had an ambitious fiend like Szilard on your ship]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Gretto/Gret/Gred/Gerd
* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Maiza describes him as "pure of heart"; naturally no one that pure can survive Szilard's rampage.]]
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe]]


!!Czeslaw Meyer
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/czeslaw_141.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Don't try cheering him up. You can't do it.]]
-> Voiced by: AkemiKanda (JP), MaxeyWhitehead (EN)

The youngest passenger to be made immortal on the ''Advena Avis.'' He was taken in by a fellow immortal, Fermet, who experimented on him, testing the limits of their immortality until Czeslaw finally snapped and ate him. Despite his cynical, tough exterior, Czes is still struggling to trust anyone and constantly fears that other immortals are going to kill him.

* AndIMustScream: He was strapped down for those 'experiments'.
* AntiVillain: All his actions were against perceived threats. Ironically, he never meets Szilard, perhaps the only immortal who ''would'' eat him.
* BerserkButton: A rather serious case. Because other immortals are the only thing that can truly kill him, Czes tends to go completely nuts around them. ''Especially'' if any try to touch him with their right hand.
* BlessedWithSuck: You can argue the whole immortality before puberty thing as this.
* BreakTheCutie: One hundred years of torture by his 'caretaker' Fermet.
* CrazySurvivalist: Thanks to 200+ years of bad experience, Czeslaw tends to go to extremes to preserve his own safety.
* CreepyChild: Over two hundred years of constant, barbaric torture enacted by a man he trusted has had less than a positive impact on him. The result is a [[CrazySurvivalist paranoid survivalist]] mentality that ranges from callous (ditching Mary because he thought she would get in the way) to flat out murderous (bargaining with Ladd to kill everyone in his passenger car to weed out the other immortal on the train).
* CryCute: His meeting with [[spoiler: Issac and Miria]] and reunion with [[spoiler: Maiza.]]
* CuteShotaroBoy: Tends to deliberately play up this image.
** The Children of Bottle subverts this as Czes [[spoiler: confesses to Elmer that he can't be expected to always act like a child given he's about 300 years old]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Frequently after the Flying Pussyfoot incident.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: He does this both to throw people off of his [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld true nature]] and to get what he wants.
* EnfantTerrible: Prior CharacterDevelopment and RedemptionEqualsLife
* GhostMemory: [[spoiler:Formerly belonging to Fermet]].
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Or, considering those last 200 years of living hell, maybe not.
* HarmfulToMinors: Czeslaw was not only at the receiving end of two-hundred years of torture, but he escapes by [[spoiler:consuming Fermet and assuming all of past knowledge]], meaning he now has memories of gleefully torturing ''himself'' running around in his head. No wonder he's so messed up...
* HideYourChildren: Brutally subverted with poor Czes-kun.
* MouthyKid: Even when not in [[CrazySurvivalist crazy survivalist]] mode is often this.
* [[spoiler:OutOfTheInferno: In 2001, he ''throws himself into a fireplace'' to burn off some ropes that were binding him. See the series CMOA page.]]
* PowerOfTrust: A part of [[ThrowTheDogABone throw the dog a bone]] involves Czes learning this when [[spoiler: Issac and Miria rescue him during the Flying Pussyfoot Massacre.]]
** The novels (Children of Bottle specifically) go further with this trope with [[spoiler: Elmer forcing Czes's right hand on his head as a way to show that trust is a virtue]]. This turns into a major [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOH]].
* PuppyLove: He still often thinks fondly about his time spent with Mary, ''decades'' after the Flying Pussyfoot. Which is funny, since he [[spoiler: left her in a closet.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* SelfMadeOrphan: see the other tropes associated with this character?
* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet: For Claudia at the end of 2002.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:How Czes brought about Fermet's well-deserved demise.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: After the absolute shitstorm that was the Flying Pussyfoot massacre, Czeslaw finally gets something resembling a real, functional family when [[spoiler:Isaac and Miria invite him to join the [[TrueCompanions group]] as Ennis's "little brother"]].
* [[spoiler:WalkingTheEarth: With Maiza between 1970 and 2002.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Being terrified of another immortal "devouring" you? [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel Understandable]]. [[spoiler: Making a deal with Ladd Russo to kill everyone on the passenger car so you can find out who you need to get rid of]]? Not cool, Czez. [[spoiler: The Rail Tracer]] calls him out on this, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill big time]].

!!Fermet [[spoiler:Full name: Lebreau Fermet Viralesque]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Baccano-Fermet_3122.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: KenNarita (JP), RobertMcCollum (EN)

One of the original alchemists aboard the ''Advena Avis'' who sought immortality. After the incident with Szilard Quates, he lives with his young charge, Czeslaw Meyer, and spends his immortality torturing the boy in the most gruesome ways.

In the novels, [[spoiler:Fermet somehow managed to survive being devoured by Czes, and is revealed to be the BigBad.]]

* AbusiveParent: The majority of his characterization in the anime.
* TheAllConcealingI: [[spoiler:The opening color pages of the 1705 novel is a series of questions posed to multiple characters between 1700 and 2002. At the end of the color pages, the questioner is revealed to be Fermet, hinting at his [[BackFromTheDead mysterious return from death.]]]]
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]: In the 2002 novel it apparently turns out that [[spoiler:Fermet came back from getting eaten by Czes, got eaten by an alchemist who was later eaten by Szilard, came back from ''that'', and then proceeded to become one of the major antagonists of the novel]].
* [[spoiler:BigBad: According to WordOfGod]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: When Czes was orphaned in 1705, Begg commented that Fermet was ''too nice'' to be able to raise a child.
* BlindingBangs
* [[spoiler:{{Cult}}: A member of the one that tortured Elmer.]]
* [[spoiler:DiabolusExMachina: Fermet intentionally sets one up for the 1710 arc.]]
* [[spoiler:DoubleAgent: He's working with all three of the main factions involved in the 2002 hijacking case--as Life of the Mask Makers, Angelo's ally the Demolisher, and Viralesque of SAMPLE.]]
* [[spoiler:DramaticUnmask: At the end of 2002, Angelo takes off Life's goggles and discovers that he is actually the Demolisher.]]
* FlatCharacter
* ForTheEvulz: Fermet caused [[spoiler:most of the 2002 incident]], which resulted in mutiple deaths and would have [[spoiler:sunk two cruise ships]] if the plan had been successful, just so he could torment Czes.
** BreakTheCutie: Fermet's stated favorite hobby. He finds "toys" like Czes to play with and torment.
* ForScience: Subverted. He makes this claim as he uses torture to test the [[HealingFactor limits of immortality]]. After [[spoiler: Czes [[TheDogBitesBack gets back at him]], his GhostMemory reflects that he just did all that crap for his own amusement.]]
* [[spoiler:HannibalLecture: Gives one to Luchino before he escapes.]]
* HiddenEyes
* [[spoiler:[[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Fermet:]] In the later novels it's revealed that with the exception of Szilard's actions, Fermet's responsible for practically everything bad that's happened to the immortals. Consider how much trouble Huey alone is responsible for, and recall that Fermet is the one who caused Huey's big StartOfDarkness in 1710.]]
* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler:Gets past the "no false names" clause by going by parts of his full name. Thus, he's "Fermet" to the 1711 immortals, while other times he goes by "Lebreau" or "Viralesque".]]
* MadScientist
* MeaningfulName: Possibly to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Fermi Enrico Fermi]], an Italian-American physicist who patented the concept of a nuclear reactor with Leó Szilárd.
** "[[spoiler:'''[[TwoAliasesOneCharacter Viral]]'''esque]]," was it?
* [[spoiler:[[TwoAliasesOneCharacter Multiple Aliases One Character]]: Somehow, despite the "no false names" rule. In addition to the names derived from his full name "Lebreau Fermet Viralesque", he is also "Life" from the Businessmen who hijack the cruise ships, and the "Demolisher" who is working with Angelo.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: Repeatedly. For upwards of 200 years.
* PromotionToParent: When his alchemy teacher died in 1705, Fermet took in his teacher's orphaned grandson Czes.
* SatelliteCharacter: He's only significant because of how miserable he made Czes; otherwise he has barely any characterization at all.
** [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman: Later in the novels, he turns out to be the BigBad.]]
* TortureTechnician: We've only gotten bits and pieces of what was done from Czeslaw. Considering the immortality thing, he might be the best example of this in a show filled with this trope.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Daily Days bunch]]

!!The Daily Days
-> The President voiced by: ShowHayami (JP), Cole Brown (EN)

An information agency in Chinatown, hiding behind a newspaper business.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The boss of the Daily Days is never seen. The desk he sits behind is covered in so much paperwork and money that it completely obscures him.
** Nicholas and Elean actually freak out a bit when the guy who eats the sugarcubes goes behind the paperwork (thus seeing the President) and gives him some sugarcubes.
* ChineseLaborer: There are quite a few Chinese men working in the offices, mostly because of its proximity to New York's Chinatown.
* CrazyPrepared: The front office is designed with trench warfare in mind, and ''every'' employee has a loaded gun under their desk.

!!Gustav St. Germain
[[quoteright:217:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoVicePres_3901.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: NorioWakamoto (JP), KentWilliams (EN)

The Vice President of the Daily Days. He is a well-spoken man who prefers to be on the scenes of the incidents he covers.

* BadassBookworm: Managed to fight off Graham.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: There was a man known as Count of St. Germain who lived in medieval times. He was rumored to be, [[RenaissanceMan amongst other things]], immortal. This fact is even [[LampshadeHanging mentioned]] in one of the novels.
** There are multiple famous, historical St. Germains, but the one who made claims of immortality lived in the 18th century.
* HighClassGlass
* KnowledgeBroker
* LargeHam: This should come as no surprise since he's played by NorioWakamoto himself.
** Hell, they give him a whole narration track on the soundtrack all to himself to ham all over, it's beautiful.
** Props to KentWilliams for a more subtle, yet hammy, job.
* MetaGuy: With his assistant Carol.
* OneSceneWonder: In the anime.
* PhotographicMemory

!!Carol
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoCarol_9696.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: ChiwaSaito (JP), Kristin Sutton (EN)

Gustav St. Germain's assistant. She is an inexperienced young photographer working at the Daily Days who is prone to bouts of anxiety when facing authority figures. In 1934, she befriends Rail and Frank, but is taken hostage by the Russo Family.

* CowardlySidekick
* KidSidekick
* LovableCoward
* [[MetaGuy Meta Girl]]: In the first episode of the anime.
* NaiveNewcomer: To the entire information business.
* TheTeamNormal: Is not particularly {{Badass}}, nor does she have special skills as a member of the Daily Days.
** UnfazedEveryman

!!Rachel
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rachel_2494.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[BigDamnHeroes Biggest, Damndest Hero]] ever.]]
-> Voiced by: ShizukaIto (JP), TrinaNishimura (EN)

One of the informants for the ''Daily Days''. Has a habit of hitching a ride on trains, since her father, a train conductor who was screwed over by the train companies, taught her a contradictory love for trains and hatred for the train companies.

* ActionSurvivor: All of Rachel's skills are intended for laying low and getting out of the fray.
* BigDamnHeroes: In spite of the above, Rachel ends up being responsible for more rescues than anyone else in the show.
* ChekhovsGunman: Rachel's first appearance is during the three-way cabin hold-up, where she slips out unnoticed and goes ignored for about an episode or two. She becomes surprisingly important, both in the events of the Flying Pussyfoot itself and in relaying the story later.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[spoiler:DenshaOtaku: Which what leads her to being the [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]].]]
* EyesOfGold
* HeroicBystander: Railway stowaway turned Big Damn Hero.
* KnowledgeBroker
* SheCleansUpNicely: As evidenced in the image above and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RachelClean1932b_3492.jpg here]], Rachel knows her fashion out of the average work clothes. In the novels, she got rid of said work clothes as soon as she got off the train.
* OddFriendship: with Claire, the novels [[hottip:*:Another Junk Railroad in particular]] make it clear that Rachel and Claire eventually became good friends, case in point she [[SheCleansUpNicely cleaned up]] ''twice'' to meet him; to settle it Claire (as Felix Walken) allows her to still call him Claire; the man himself states that concerning female relatives and aquantaces, Rachel is second only to Chane, for [[OfficialCouple obvious]] [[HappilyMarried reasons]].
* OnlyOneName: She probably ''has'' a last name, unlike Ennis, but damned if we know what it is.
* OnlySaneMan: On the Flying Pussyfoot. [[spoiler:Claire]] certainly thinks so -- he even asks her for relationship advice!
* {{Tsurime Eyes}}

!!Nicholas Wayne
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoNicholas_8974.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: Tohru Furusawa (JP), Christopher Bevins (EN)

Another of the ''Daily Days'' informants, usually working at the front desk. Has a tempestuous relationship with Rachel. Nicholas is responsible for leaving the Daily Days well-protected (re: heavily armed), a remnant of his days in military intelligence. He also has a bit of a mercenary streak, and is willing to sell or buy information from anyone.

* CheshireCatGrin
* CompositeCharacter: The anime version of Nicholas is a composite of two characters from the LightNovels. Nicholas in the novels is a less morally dubious character; the other character, Henry, is the one who gets into trouble [[spoiler:with Claire for trying to use Eve Genoard as a pawn]].
* KnowledgeBroker
* ManipulativeBastard: When people come to him for information, they usually end up ''giving'' him information.
* OhCrap: It seems the only way for Nicholas to learn not to manipulate [[spoiler:TheIngenue Eve Genoard]] from getting into dangerous situations anymore was from a serious "persuasion" by [[spoiler:our favorite HeroicSociopath, Claire Stanfield.]] Nicholas should be grateful that he didn't lose [[spoiler:[[MutilationInterrogation any limbs]]]] or [[spoiler:[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill even his life]].]]
* PoisonousFriend: Not exactly friendly to his coworkers (Rd: Rachel) nor his clients.
* RunningGag: Nicolas frequently mentions Rachel's habit of getting a free ride on trains, much to the President's disapproval.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Elean.
* TohruFuruya

!!Elean Duga
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoElean_4276.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (JP), Daniel Drumm (EN)

Works the front desk at the ''Daily Days'' along with Nicholas. However, he shows a bit more compassion than Nicholas, especially to Eve Genoard. He's also the editor of the Chinese edition of the Daily Days.

* CompositeCharacter: Similarly to Nicholas, but to a lesser degree. Part of Elean's role in the anime was carried over from Roy Maddock from the LightNovels.
* CoolShades
* KnowledgeBroker
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Nicholas.
* TokenMinority: While he's certainly not the only non-white guy in the series, or even the only black person, he definitely ''is'' the only black guy at the Daily Days.
[[/folder]]

! Novels only

[[folder:The Gandor Family and associates]]
!!Maria Barcelito
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoMaria_8259.jpg]]
One of the assassins hired by Gustavo Baggetta in 1932 to destroy the Daily Days, Maria is a battle-loving BloodKnight. After losing to Claire, she somehow ends up joining the Gandor Family as one of their bodyguards. Along with Tick, she is one of the major players of the 1933 arc.

* ActionGirl
* ActionGirlfriend
* AdultChild
** PsychopathicManchild
* BloodKnight
* BodyguardCrush: With Tick/Chic.
* CareerKiller
* CuteAndPsycho
* DualWielding: Uses a pair of katanas.
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:losing to Adele at the Genoard manor.]]
* [[spoiler:HoldingHands: With Tick at the end of 1933.]]
* IAmYourOpponent: To Adele, during the Mist Wall incident.
* ICallItVera: Named her swords Murasamia and Kochite.
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* McNinja: Maria is sometimes described as a "Mexican Samurai".
* VerbalTic: Says "Amigo" every other line, even if she's talking to a woman.

!!Edith
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A speakeasy waitresses for a bar owned by the Gandors, Edith is the only woman among four siblings enamored with the newspaper industry. Edith went through a lot for being Roy's girlfriend and ensuring he doesn't waste his life by being a drug addict; from trying to talk the Runoratas out of pressing Roy with their drug trafficking operations, to insubordinating the Gandors by taking responsability for all of the problems Roy brought with him.

* LoveMartyr: A major part Edith's entire character. There's a long list of things she's done for Roy, whether he's aware of it or not.
* PluckyGirl: When it comes to helping Roy, Edith will never throw in the towel. Taking a once in a lifetime chance to earn a FateWorseThanDeath by resident [[TortureTechnician Torture Technicians]] Claire and Tick? No problem if Roy is forgiven.
* OddFriendship: With Tick. Edith became one of his few friends after the "torture" event. In 1933, it's mentioned that she often sends him bouquets of flowers. She's on good terms with Claire as well.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: After being horribly mistreated at the Daily Days for trying to gather information on Roy and the Runoratas, she brought Claire with her when paying the newspaper a second visit. Unsurprisingly, Edith was treated very differently this time around.
* TakingTheHeat: For almost any of Roy's wrongdoing.
* TraumaticHaircut: A subversion. Tick thought that cutting short Edith's beautiful long hair would be proper punishment for insubordination. Edith herself considered this to be a PokeThePoodle and grew to like the haircut.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Russo Family and associates]]
!!Ricardo Russo [[spoiler:(Lydia Russo)]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ricardorusso_2996.jpg]]
Placido Russo's only grandchild and heir to the Russo Family. Ricardo is a calm boy who has no interest in being a mafioso, especially since his parents were killed by a car bomb just for their Russo connection. [[spoiler:Ricardo is actually a girl who was raised as a boy so that she could one day take over the Russo Family. Huey tried to use Sham to control Ricardo, but this failed because he did not realize her true gender, and Sham refused to take control of a girl. Ricardo and Sham now share their consciousness.]]

* [[spoiler:AChildShallLeadThem: At the end of 1934, Ricardo plans to rebuild the Russo Family, on her own terms.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Bifauxnen}}]]
* BigDamnHeroes: With CarFu, no less.
* [[spoiler:{{Bokukko}}]]
* [[spoiler:HiveMind: Courtesy of Sham.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Ricardo really doesn't enjoy being heir to a mafia family.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Christopher.
* LonelyRichKid
* [[spoiler:MindHive: Shares her mind with Sham.]]
* TheStoic
* WiseBeyondTheirYears
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Beriam family and associates]]

!![[spoiler:Former]] Felix Walken
An assassin whose abilities, infamy and success account are comparable to that of Vino himself. In 1932, he is hired to finally put an end Vino's legacy and leave him as the ''only'' most efficient assassin in the United States. [[spoiler:It turns out that the legend is quite old and not in the prime of his abilities anymore. He sold his name to three of Sham's vessels, and is currently living as a bodyguard for the Beriam family]].

Not to be confused with the Felix Walken that Claire bought his name from--that one is [[spoiler:a woman in her thirties whom Claire considers to be a WorthyOpponent. She retired after giving birth to a daughter.]]

* CareerKiller
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler:ExpectingSomeoneTaller: He is described as Vino's one and only equal, but turns out to be quite old. Felix is not in his is prime anymore]].
* [[spoiler:LegacyCharacter: The Felix Walken name is sold from one assassin to another.]]
* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch: Sold his name to Sham.]]
* ShroudedInMyth: [[spoiler:The legends of his feats as an assassin spread freely for too long, and people began to compare Felix with Vino--Felix himself admits that he is long past his prime.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lamia and Larva]]
!!Adele
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[[caption-width-right:208:"E-Excuse me… Tim, is this person really okay? He’s really glaring at us hard."]]

A member of Lamia. Adele is an apprehensive woman of few words who has trouble maintaining eye contact with strangers. Despite appearances, however, she is a formidable fighter with unquenchable bloodlust.

* ActionGirl
* ArtificialHuman
* BladeOnAStick
* BloodKnight
* TheCameo: Makes an extremely brief appearance in the anime's first episode.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Averted. The only reason that all of her opponents are female is because the only combatants that happen to be present are women. The second time around, it's a case of IAmYourOpponent.
* HannibalLecture: Gives one to Maria.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* ShrinkingViolet: Adele constantly blushes and stammers her way through conversations, but...
** CuteAndPsycho: She'll also blush and stammer her way through some of her more violent outbursts.

!!Tim/[[spoiler:Tack Jefferson]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoTim_9716.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:"All righty, let’s redo our introductions. I’m Tim. I’ve been put in charge of this lot, something like their leader."]]

The leader of Larva, and the only human within the group full of homunculi. Something of a genius, Tim was taken in by Huey while he was still in his teens. He is dedicated to his missions and following Huey's orders.

* DarkAndTroubledPast: In contrast with his brother, he seems to actually care about their [[MissingMom mother's death]] and [[ParentalAbandonment their stepfather not giving two shits about them]].
* InformedAbility: Supposedly a child prodigy.
* MissingMom: His mother left him and his brother with a really bad stepfather.
* NonActionGuy
* ParentalAbandonment: His biological parents are dead. His stepfather just didn't care about him.
* ThatManIsDead: He changed his entire appearance to cut himself off from his past.
** ImportantHaircut: Tim shaved his head as a part of the above.

!!Christopher Shouldered
[[quoteright:235:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CHRIS1_8291.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:235:"Hey, wanna be friends?"]]

A member of Lamia, a group within Larva. Christopher likes to follow his own agenda and often plays RulesLawyer with Tim's orders, doing as he pleases. Chris has constant blood-shot eyes and razor-sharp teeth. After his debut arc [[spoiler: he joins the Russo family as Ricardo's bodyguard.]]

* ArtificialHuman
* {{Badass}}: One of the few people Claire comes close to acknowledging as a WorthyOpponent.
* [[spoiler:BattleButler: Eventually becomes one to Ricardo Russo]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: In one particular instance, he walks along Broadway, singing and twirling his umbrella.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* FangsAreEvil
* FauxAffablyEvil: Christopher sings songs as he happily massacres people. [[spoiler:He grows out of the evil part after joining the Russo Family.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: After being ambushed and nearly killed in Chicago, Christopher starts working for Ricardo as he loses contact with Huey.]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Ricardo.
* KnifeNut: Uses a knife-gun hybrid.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As of 1933, he's at least 40 years old.
* RealMenWearPink: Christopher personally bakes madeleines. Extremely delicious madeleines that the likes of Ricardo, Rail, Chi, and Huey approve of.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Chi's Blue.
* [[spoiler:TechnicalPacifist: After losing to Claire at the end of ''The Slash'' and becoming Ricardo's bodyguard. In the ninth book, he decides to [[{{Gorn}} rehabilitate himself.]]]]
* TechnicolorEyes: Blue eyes with red sclerae.

!!Hong Chimei "Chi"
[[quoteright:238:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CHIMEI1_4893.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:238:[[ObfuscatingDisability Look at his arms, this guy can't possibly be a fighter...]] ]]

The oldest homunculus within Lamia. He may not be the strongest, but is the most rational and most experienced. Hong is a close range fighter, and easily the fastest whithin Lamia. He's part of the team that comes to New York in 1933 to back up Tim, and shows up again in 1934 as part of Huey's experiment in Chicago.

* ArtificialHuman
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* ObfuscatingDisability: Those bandages sure are suspicious for a homunculus.
* OddCouple: With Christopher.
** StraightMan: To Christopher's BunnyEarsLawyer.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As with Chris, he's at the very least 40 years old.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Christopher's Red.
* [[spoiler:WolverineClaws: His giant tiger claws.]]

!!Rail
[[quoteright:178:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoRail_2484.jpg]]

A member of Lamia created less than 15 years ago. Rail is an explosives specialist with an outspoken hatred of his master and creator Huey. He hero-worships Christopher, who befriended him after a particularly traumatizing experiment. [[spoiler:Later in 1934, Rail leaves Huey's side after befriending Nice and joining Jacuzzi's gang. He is also revealed to be female.]]

* AntiVillain: The only thing really "villainous" about Rail is the fact he's part of Lamia. [[spoiler:That is, until Frank is captured by Nebula and Rail pulls a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ArtificialHuman
* [[spoiler:{{Bifauxnen}}: At the end of the 1934 novels, Rail is revealed to be a girl.]]
* BodyHorror: Rail's scars are from experiments that [[spoiler:robbed her of most of her sense of touch.]]
** [[spoiler:FeelNoPain: Mostly.]]
* GlasgowGrin: A variation. The surgical scars stretch out Rail's face and pulls his mouth into a faint smile.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* HeroWorshipper: To Christopher.
* [[spoiler:HugeGuyTinyGirl]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* [[spoiler:MadBomber: Becomes one after Frank's kidnapping.]]
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After Frank is kidnapped by Nebula.]]
* ThrowDownTheBomblet
* [[spoiler:[[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Turned Against Her Master]]]]

!!Frank
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoFrank_7644.jpg]]

A member of Lamia whose body is proportioned like a child, but is over 7 feet tall. Frank is one of Rail's closest friends. [[spoiler:He is kidnapped by Renée's team of scientists during the raid on Russo Manor, but is recovered by Huey at the end of 1934.]]

* AntiVillain
* ArtificialHuman
* TheBigGuy
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Despite his size, Frank's really just a kid.
* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Is kidnapped by Renée and Nebula in 1934.]]
* [[spoiler:HugeGuyTinyGirl]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* LightningBruiser
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable

!!Sickle
[[quoteright:218:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SICKLE1_7280.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:218:"so troublesome..."]]

One of the last members of Lamia to be introduced along with Rail, Frank and “The Poet” after The Slash arc. Sickle is a fighter well-versed in kick-based attacks with her main style being (admittedly) not-quite-Capoeira; her mission is to intervene with the Russos' sudden meddling with Lamia affairs.

* ActionGirl
* ArtificialHuman
* DanceBattler
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* KickChick: Capoeira is her base style after all.
* LadyOfWar
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* TheStoic
* StraightMan: To the Poet. Sickle often resorts to physical violence to shut down his poetry recitals.

!!"The Poet"
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoThePoet_5846.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"Just passing by"]]

“The Poet” is Lamia's resident wannabe gentleman. As his name suggests he is very fond of poetry and likes to recite them at any time given, and much to everyone's dismay, he happens to recite them or make his conversation into a rhythmic banter pretty much any time he opens his mouth. Graham seems to be the only one who appreciates his poetry.

* ArtificialHuman
* ButtMonkey
* HiddenEyes: He keeps them hidden for fear of PowerIncontinence.
* HypnoticEyes: The Poet's eyes have some degree of hypnotic powers.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* LargeHam
* ManInWhite
* MilkingTheGiantCow: All the time.
* NiceHat: White fedoras are basically synonymous with the trope.
* NonActionGuy
* OddFriendship: With Graham, who is so moved by his poetry that he buys him a drink.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* PurpleProse: His poetry is made of this.
* SharpDressedMan
* StylisticSuck: To be blunt, his poems suck.
* TalkativeLoon
* WarriorPoet: Graham looks like a silent fighter compared to him.

!!Leeza Laforet [[spoiler:(Hilton)]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-leeza_8893.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:"Daddy, daddy, can I kill him? Pretty please?"]]

Huey's younger daughter and Chane's sister. She is a little girl who is viciously loyal to her father and practically worships him. In 1933 and 1934, Leeza is with Huey in his cell in Alcatraz, but is somehow able to know of things that are going on outside the prison. When not in Alcatraz, Leeza appears as a disembodied voice. [[spoiler:Leeza is actually Hilton's first vessel. Huey had the infant Leeza drink the water that contained the consciousness of Hilton, which overrode Leeza. Didn't make much of a difference as far as personality and intellect goes, as Hilton was also newly-made at the time.]]

* BerserkButton: Leeza reacts rather violently to anyone hurting, or even threatening Huey.
* CuteAndPsycho
* DaddysGirl
* DaddysLittleVillain
* EnfantTerrible
* EyesOfGold
* [[WomanInWhite Girl In White]]
* [[spoiler:HiveMind: She's Hilton's first vessel.]]
* KillerRabbit: Leeza is just as violently protective of her father as Chane is.
* [[spoiler:PrecociousCrush: On Firo after her saves her from Ladd. Of course, he's completely oblivious.]]
* RingsOfDeath
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After Firo steals Huey's eye in 1934. Foiled when Ladd decides to make her his next target.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Leeza or Liza? Or is it Riza?
* {{Tykebomb}}
* TheVoice: When she's on the field with the other members of Lamia.

!!"The Twins" Sham and Hilton

A pair of twins who, within Lamia, are in charge of information and communication. They are seemingly omnipresent, appearing in multiple places at the same time. [[spoiler:They are the consciousnesses contained within a "water"--whoever drinks it either consumes or is consumed by the consciousness. Sham only consumes males, while Hilton is in charge of females. Together, they are in control of hundreds of people across the country.]]

* [[spoiler:TheBeastmaster: Hilton controls not only women, but about a hundred female falcons as well.]]
* DifferentAsNightAndDay: [[spoiler:Huey notes that while Hilton is fiercely protective of her first vessel Leeza and values Leeza's blood relation to Huey, Sham personally destroyed his first vessel and considers all of his vessels to be of similar value.]]
* [[spoiler:DoubleAgent: Sham's vessels include Graham's right-hand man Shaft and a Nebula researcher, among many others. He's playing them all for his own ends.]]
* [[spoiler:IdentityAbsorption: Pulls this on anyone who drinks their water. However, there is a (yet-undocumented) chance that the reverse may occur.]]
* [[spoiler:HiveMind]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole: Sham's been feeding information to Nebula and the Daily Days.]]
* VoicesAreMental: Averted. [[spoiler:Each vessel has its own voice.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Immortals and related characters]]

!!Nile

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One of the 1711 immortals. After becoming immortal, he began to frequent battlefields so that he would never forget the meaning of death, but ended up desensitizing himself to it instead. Usually calm, collected, and [[TheStoic stoical]], but once he gets angry, ''watch out''. In 2001, he is traveling with Maiza, Czes, and Sylvie in search of the remaining 1711 immortals.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Nile got schooled on this by none other than [[{{Durarara}} Shizuo]].
* {{Badass}}: Implied to be the one who destroyed Christopher's teeth.
* BladeOnAStick
* BloodKnight
* TheCameo: Has one line in the 1934 novel. Turns out he was passing through Chicago.
* CoolMask: Wears one in 2001.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* ShellShockedVeteran
* ShutUpHannibal: To [[spoiler:Felt]] in 2001.
* UnstoppableRage

!!Denkuro Tougo
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One of the 1711 immortals. A Japanese man who, after the Advenna Avis landed in America, decided to get back to his homeland via Siberia. He was trapped in ice for about 250 years, but after a great deal of grief during the Cold War, he manages to find his way back to Japan. Finally joins up with the surviving 1711 immortals in 2002.

* AndIMustScream: Denkuro was stuffed into a box and thrown into a crevasse. He was stuck there for 250 years, courtesy of [[spoiler:Fermet.]]
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Talks like this.
* {{Badass}}
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Sylvie in 2002.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: After 200 years in an iceberg.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* {{Samurai}}
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: By the time he finally comes home to Japan.

!!Victor Talbot
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One of the 1711 immortals, Victor is part of the immortal-monitoring division at the FBI. Because his best friend, a fellow 1711 immortal, was the alchemist that Ennis devoured, Victor has a grudge against her and Szilard.

* ButtMonkey
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* {{Jerkass}}
* MotorMouth: When he gets excited.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: To some extent. Despite his {{Jerkass}} tendencies, Victor refuses to stoop so low as to take revenge on Ennis for devouring his friend. He also does not devour Huey or Firo, both of whom are in his custody for an extended period of time.
** To generalize, he refuses to devour anyone for personal reasons on the grounds that this would make him NotSoDifferent from Szilard.
* PetTheDog: Victor is, generally speaking, a demanding and verbally abusive boss. After [[spoiler:a suicide bomber sent by Huey]] endangers his subordinates, Victor shows genuine concern for their well-being and relief that they are unhurt. The subordinates are duly surprised and make snarky comments about it.
* RabidCop: Comes across as this to Firo.
* SmugSnake
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Begg Garott
[[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/begggarott_6470.jpg]]

One of the 1711 immortals, Begg works for the Runorata Family. Even before 1711, he's been creating all sorts of drugs to bring people "ultimate happiness". He and Fermet studied together under the same alchemy teacher.

* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: Justified, as Begg is actively looking for people to test out his drugs on.
* ForHappiness
* [[spoiler:HappyPlace: After Bartolo Runorata's death, he's gone to one of these with no signs of recovery.]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* ImmuneToDrugs: He's injected himself with so much drugs that's he's developed an immunity to them.
* PetTheDog: After Czes loses the explosives he was going to use to negotiate with the Runoratas, Begg reveals that ''he'' was the Runorata buyer, and that Czes won't be held responsible for the loss of the explosives. The whole negotiation was set up by Begg so that he could help Czes financially without arousing suspicion.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nebula Sky]]

!!Renée Palamades Brinvillier
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoRenee_5614.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[ImAHumanitarian "Thanks for the meal~!"]]]]

A scientist working at Nebula. Renée is a clumsy and forgetful woman who is nevertheless devoted to science, to a frightening degree. Her attractive figure is the subject of much attention from her fellow researchers, but Renée doesn't seem to care about anything not related to her experiments. [[spoiler:She was also Huey, Elmer, and Monica's alchemy teacher in the early 1700s. Renée is from a generation of immortals even earlier than the 1711 group, though details on that are still sparse.]]

* AbsentMindedProfessor: On [[spoiler:Elmer's]] first day at school, she left him standing outside the classroom all day, forgetting to call him in for introductions at the beginning of class.
* ApologizesALot
* CuteAndPsycho: She [[spoiler:devours people]] without losing that airheaded smile.
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DitzyGenius
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Huey, in exchange for taking his eye. No anesthesia.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ForScience: Renée is basically a DistaffCounterpart to Huey, except she doesn't even try to hide her scientific curiosities.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* [[spoiler:HotMom]]
* HotScientist: Her gorgeous figure is frequently pointed out by both the characters ''and'' the narration.
* HotTeacher: Notice a pattern?
* [[spoiler:{{Immortality}}]]
* MadScientist
* [[spoiler:TheOlderImmortal: Drank the Elixir of Immortality before the 1711 group.]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld]]
* StudentTeacherRomance: [[spoiler:She's implied to be the mother of Huey's daughters Chane and Leeza.]] Whether this really was "Romance" as opposed to ForScience is up for debate.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lotto Valentino Inhabitants]]
!!The Mask Maker
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Baccano-Mask_Maker_7353.jpg]]
A masked SerialKiller who terrorizes the city of Lotto Valentino in 1705. Very little is known about him--not even his gender or approximate age. The Mask Maker's victims are all stabbed to death with a stiletto and their faces are covered with the same white mask worn by the killer himself. It is said that anyone who witnesses the Mask Maker will become his next target. His true identity is [[spoiler:Monica Campanella, a student at the alchemy school. She had been targeting key members of the Lotto Valentino drug trade and the slave children who acted as runners in order to increase profits for Huey's counterfeiting operation. Elmer temporarily borrows the identity in order to get Monica together with Huey.]]

* DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:Inverted. TheReveal of the Mask Maker's identity comes when Monica ''puts on'' the mask in front of Huey, Elmer, and Niki.]]
* KnifeNut: The Mask Maker's signature weapon is an eight-inch stiletto.
* LegacyCharacter: Long after the events of the 1700s, the Mask Maker's legacy lives on as a group of assassins-for-hire.
* SerialKiller
* WhiteMaskOfDoom

!!Monica Campanella
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Baccano-Monica_9679.jpg]]
An alchemy school classmate of Huey and Elmer, Monica is a friendly girl who works at a nearby patisserie. She has a massive unrequited crush on Huey, and the aftermath of her confession starts off the 1705 story. [[spoiler:In reality, she is the serial killer, the Mask Maker. Eventually marries Huey, but is killed by Fermet in 1710.]]

* [[spoiler:ActionGirl]]
* [[spoiler:BeneathTheMask: Under the cheerful girl-next-door exterior is the mind of a world-hating serial killer.]]
* [[spoiler:BlueBlood: She's the younger sister of Count Esperança C. Boroñal.]]
* BlueEyes
* [[spoiler:DecoyDamsel]]: After witnessing the Mask Maker and becoming a potential target, Monica gets Huey to walk her home from school. [[spoiler:Of course, Monica ''is'' the Mask Maker. Elmer set up the situation to help Monica get together with Huey.]]
* [[spoiler:DoomedByCanon: Monica's death is first mentioned in the 2002 story, two books before she actually dies.]]
* GenerationXerox: When Huey's mother [[spoiler:was put on trial for witchcraft, she smiled at Huey before she was thrown into the lake.]] In 1710, [[spoiler:Monica smiles at Huey as she disappears into the water.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: The Mask Maker's legacy is one of the driving forces of the 2002 plot, and Monica's death in particular is part of Luchino's main motivation.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: Started her killing spree in order to facilitate Huey's counterfeiting operation. Without his knowledge.]]
* [[spoiler:NietzscheWannabe]]
* SmittenTeenageGirl: The 1705 novel starts five days after she confesses to Huey (with no clear answer).
* StalkerWithACrush: Has some shades of this.
* [[spoiler:StepfordSmiler]]
* [[spoiler:UnholyMatrimony: With Huey, sometime between 1705 and 1710.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Monica is a cold-blooded serial killer who hates the world, but she becomes your typical SmittenTeenageGirl whenever Huey's involved.]]

!!Esperança C. Boroñal
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An eccentric count who governs the city of Lotto Valentino. Esperança is a famed womanizer who will go above and beyond the call of duty in order to serve a woman's needs, be she old, young, fat, skinny, rich, poor, etc. In 1705, he is hosting Elmer, who had come to Lotto Valentino in order to study alchemy.

* BlueBlood
* BlueEyes
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CelibateHero: Despite his overwhelmingly frequent declarations of love for all womankind, Esperança will not lay a hand on any one of them.
* ChivalrousPervert: UpToEleven, with extra emphasis on the Chivalry.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* HonorBeforeReason: Especially when it comes to women.
* NiceToTheWaiter: He treats his maids with a great deal more respect than any other noble would.
* OddFriendship: With Elmer.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He genuinely cares about Lotto Valentino and the safety of its inhabitants. Likely more for the women than the men.
* UpperClassWit
* [[WhatsUpKingDude What's Up Count Dude]]: Will allow this to any woman. Men as well, but only if they happen to be close friends.

!!Niki
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoNiki_8015.jpg]]

A witness of the Mask Maker's serial killings. Niki meets Huey and Monica during an unfortunate run-in with a group of thugs. She is later saved by Elmer from those same thugs, and ends up staying at Esperança's estate as Elmer's guest. [[spoiler:Niki is actually one of the young slaves that the residents of Lotto Valentino use as tools for a lucrative drug trade. At the end of the 1705 story, despite Esperança's offer to house her, she leaves Lotto Valentino.]]

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Guardian]]: Her guardian[[spoiler:/master is one of these.]]
* BrokenBird
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker]]
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack]]
* [[spoiler:ItIsDehumanizing]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* ThrowTheDogABone: Niki considers her time at Esperança's estate to be one such moment.

!! Dalton Strauss
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The headmaster of the alchemy school in Lotto Valentino. He is an elderly man who commands a great deal of respect from his students. Dalton knows about the truth behind many of the events that are occurring in Lotto Valentino in 1705, and discloses his knowledge to the visiting Denkuro and Zank.

* ArtificialLimbs: His right hand is made of wood.
* [[spoiler:ElderlyImmortal]]
* [[spoiler:Immortality]]
* [[spoiler:TheOlderImmortal: Just like Renée, he has been immortal since before 1705.]]
* SternTeacher

!! Aile

The leader of the Rotten Eggs, a gang composed of disgruntled aristocratic youth. His real name is [[spoiler:Maiza Avaro]].

* BadBoss: Stabs the hand of a gang member who got into a fight of which he did not approve.
* BlueBlood
* DeathGlare: The narration goes on about how "sharp" his eyes are and how intimidating it is to meet his gaze.
* DoNotCallMePaul: [[spoiler: Do not call him Maiza]].
* {{Neighborhood Friendly Gangster|s}}: He wants what's best for Lotto Valentino; what his subordinates want is less clear.
* NobleDemon: Despite the harsh manner in which he does so, his motives for warning various people to stay out of Lotto Valentinian politics appear to be altruistic. Elmer calls him on it, and he doesn't deny it.
* [[spoiler:YoungFutureFamousPeople: In-universe.]]


[[/folder]]

[[folder:''The Children of Bottle'' Characters]]
!!Phil
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Five identical girls, all calling themselves Phil, who live in the castle with Elmer. Prior to his taking up residence in the castle, they lived in the village, where they were regarded as demonic by the villagers. [[spoiler:In fact, all five are vessels of a single "water" being created by the Quates family.]]

* [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman: Her bodies were grown as homunculi in a lab.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The girls look up to Elmer for this reason.
* {{Dandere}}
* ExtremeDoormat
* [[spoiler:FlawedPrototype: Her bodies do not visibly age, but have very short lifespans.]]
* GenderBlenderName
* [[spoiler:HiveMind: She's a "water" being with five bodies.]]
* HumanSacrifice: The girls were given up by the villagers as "living sacrifices" to appease the supposedly demonic Elmer. [[spoiler:Phil is 100% okay with this, as she likes Elmer and hates the abusive villagers]].
* [[spoiler:HumanoidAbomination: Technically, Phil is a consciousness from another plane of reality about which nothing is known. Elmer speculates that she could be nonsentient and mimicking human behavior to survive, but chooses to believe that she is a person.]]
* MysteriousWaif
* [[spoiler:PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: She wants to allow at least one of her bodies to be tortured and killed by the villagers to ease Felt's (supposed) pain at his father's death. Nile and Elmer quickly veto the idea.]]

!!Dez Nibel
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The mayor of the village. Highly suspicious and hostile toward outsiders. [[spoiler:A homunculus/water being who escaped from the Quates family's lab and tried to live as a normal villager. After the death of his human wife, he had a bit of a breakdown and became determined to destroy the village and its creators.]]

'''NOTE''': [[spoiler:This character is treated as two separate people, Dez and Felt, throughout most of the book. After the character's true nature is revealed, he is referred to exclusively as Felt. Tropes that apply to the character throughout the book will be duplicated on both sheets. Tropes that only occur after the reveal will be listed on Felt's sheet.]]

* [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman]]
* [[spoiler:FreudianExcuse: He truly snapped when his wife died due to the outdated medical practices of the village, with Dez knowing that modern technology such as the lab used could have saved her]].
* [[spoiler:HiveMind: Dez, his son Felt, and a couple of flesh-blobs are all controlled by one consciousness.]]
* [[spoiler:IdentityAbsorption: Tries to do this to the villagers, then Czes, then Elmer]].
* [[spoiler:TurnedAgainstTheirMasters]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The villagers love him, which allows his to use their paranoia to his advantage, incite them to abuse Phil for no reason, and [[spoiler:after his Dez body dies, use his Felt persona to whip them into a vengeful/fearful frenzy that drives them to capture Czes for him]].

!!Felt Nibel
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Dez's son. He is kinder and more open-minded than his father. [[spoiler:Except that he and his father are actually ''the same person'', a water consciousness created by the Quates family and occupying multiple vessels.]]

* [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman: The Felt body is a homunculus.]]
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: Becomes one at the end.]]
* ForbiddenFruit: This appears to be part of the appeal of the outside world to him. [[spoiler:Although it's definitely not all-see Dez's sheet]].
* [[spoiler:GenderFlip: At the end of the story, his/her only body is one of Phil's little-girl bodies.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization: Pushed into it by Elmer and Phil.]]
* [[spoiler:HiveMind]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: After his plan to absorb Elmer fails.]]

!!The Peddler/[[spoiler:Bild Quates]]

* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: for the misdeeds his ancestors committed to create the village.]]
* [[spoiler:FatherlyScientist: to Phil, although rather ineffectual for most of her life.]]
* [[spoiler:IAmNotMyFather: Nor is he his grandfather. Or his great grandfather. Or his...]]
* [[spoiler:IdenticalGrandson: To the point that Elmer initially mistook him for Szilard.]]
* [[spoiler:SinsOfOurFathers: Self-inflicted. Maiza also reacts rather badly upon first hearing his name.]]
* [[spoiler:WhiteSheep: All the Quateses from Szilard on down seem to have been amoral mad scientists except for him.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Walken Family]]
!!Claudia Walken
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-claudia_5163.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"From the moment I was born, the world's belonged to me!"]]

A world-renowned actress who is aboard the luxury cruise liner ''Entrance'' to promote her new movie, ''Mode Gears 2--Shark Flight''. Claudia is an outgoing 14-year old solipsist, and is the great-granddaughter of Claire and Chane. [[spoiler:At the end of 2002, she decides to put all of her funds into a private investigation to find the kidnapped Illness.]]

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Claudia doesn't care whether someone is good or bad, as long as they're honest.
* TheAce
* AGodAmI: Just like Claire, Claudia is of the opinion that the world exists for her sake, and that if she wants something to happen, she will ''make it happen''.
* EyesOfGold: You'd be hard-pressed to find a descendant of Huey's who ''doesn't'' have this trait.
* FieryRedhead
* LamarckWasRight: Inherited Claire's solipsism. Firo remarks that Claudia's not the first one to take after Claire in that sense, but so far she's the one who resembles him most.
* MasterActor
* OneSceneWonder: In-universe. Tends to happen whenever she makes a cameo.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Eye color aside, Claudia's practically an OppositeSexClone of her great-grandfather Claire, and is growing up to resemble him more and more.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: In-universe. Claudia puts heart and soul into each one of her roles, even if they happen to be trashy B-movies.

!!Charon Walken
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-charon_8910.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"..."]]

Claudia's younger brother, Charon is a 13-year old stuntman known for his incredible athletic capabilities. He is aboard the ''Entrance'' along with Claudia to promote the new movie. He is the great-grandson of Claire and Chane.

* EyesOfGold
* FieryRedhead: Inverted. Charon's a natural redhead, but he dyed it black. Of course, he's anything but HotBlooded.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Great-Great-Grandson]]: Charon looks exactly like a younger Huey Laforet.
* IdenticalStranger: To Kasuka Heiwajima of ''{{Durarara}}''; Saki (of that series) points it out [[TheVerse in-universe]].
* LamarckWasRight: He somehow inherited Claire's CharlesAtlasSuperpower.
* TheQuietOne: People think Charon's quietness is because he takes after Chane, but it's actually because he was often taken care of by Keith Gandor as a child.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Charon helps bring about the conclusion of the 2002 hijacking by telling Angelo that [[spoiler:Life and the Demolisher have the same speech patterns, and are thus the same person.]]
* TheStoic
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bobby's Gang]]
!!Bobby Splot
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The leader of a small gang of delinquents. He (along with the gang) stows away on the ''Entrance'' in order to get revenge on the Martillo Family for taking back the camera they stole. Bobby is the great-grandson of Jacuzzi and Nice, though he has none of Jacuzzi's crybaby attitude. He has what seems to be some of Jacuzzi's [[MagneticHero Magnetic Hero-ism]], though. [[spoiler:At the end of 2002, he and his gang join the Martillo Family.]]

* ChekhovsGunman or DestinedBystander: Bobby is first mentioned offhand by Firo in the 1930 novel (even earlier than Jacuzzi!), and finally makes a proper appearance in the 2002 story. It's not known if Narita had always planned for Bobby to be Jacuzzi's descendant.
* TheDulcineaEffect: To Carnea.
* IdiotHero
* LittleStowaway
* MagneticHero
* TheNicknamer: Gave nicknames to all three of his gang members.
* {{Tsundere}}: He's definitely not [[spoiler:joining the Martillo Family]] because Carnea is there. Nope.

!!Troy

A member of Bobby's gang, nicknamed "Troy" by Bobby because he's the resident SmartGuy with a fondness for collecting Trojans.

* BlackAndNerdy
* DeadpanSnarker
* LittleStowaway
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ShorterMeansSmarter: The shortest member of Bobby's gang.
* TheSmartGuy

!!Humpty

* LittleStowaway
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname

!!Tall

* LittleStowaway
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname

!!Carnea Kaufman
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-carnea_2090.jpg]]

A stowaway girl who runs into Bobby's gang while trying to find a hiding place. She stowed away on the ''Entrance'' in order to find Angelo. [[spoiler:Carnea is actually the only living blood relative of Angelo's boss, who was recently assassinated. Carnea never knew about her father's involvement in the drug industry, but became the organization's leader after his death. At the end of 2002, she goes to New York with Angelo, who starts working for the Martillo Family.]]

* [[spoiler:AChildShallLeadThem: The current boss of her father's gang.]]
* BlueEyes
* CharmPoint: According to Troy, Bobby has a thing for [[DarkSkinnedBlonde dark-skinned blondes]].
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* [[WomanInWhite Girl In White]]
* HairOfGold
* LittleStowaway
* [[spoiler:MafiaPrincess]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mask Makers]]

!!Luchino B. Campanella "The Rookie Warlock"
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The head of the group of assassins known as Mask Makers, Luchino is a stage magician who boards the ''Exit'' under the cover of a performer. He is the Boss of the Mask Makers. However, he dislikes the feeling of killing, to the point of physical sickness (usually manifested in a great deal of vomiting). He wants to find Huey and demand answers from him why he killed a certain Campanella. [[spoiler:It's revealed that Luchino is, in fact, a descendant of Huey and Monica. At the end of 2002, Elmer joins him and Aging in trying to find out the true culprit behind these incidents.]]

* AncestralWeapon: The Mask Maker's stiletto. It's not known if it's the very same one used in 1705, however.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Subverted. Luchino's stuck in his Magician suit on the ''Exit'' because he wasn't planning to take an active part in this particular mission.
* BeneathTheMask: Whenever Luchino kills, he puts on a mask of uncaring coldness. Then he takes off his mask and throws up in disgust.
* BlueEyes
* CulturedBadass: Luchino's both a skilled stage magician and an experienced assassin.
* ImprobableAge: 17 years old as of 2002, and leader of a group of assassins.
* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask The Man Wearing the Kingly Mask]]: Everyone treats Luchino with respect befitting the leader of the Mask Makers, and Luchino himself lives up to his reputation of being a merciless assassin. What he doesn't show his team, though, is the fact that he has a great deal of psychological difficulty in killing people.
* KnifeNut: Luchino uses the same stiletto as the original Mask Maker.
* MutilationInterrogation: Threatens to use this against [[spoiler:Life, but he gets away.]]
* [[spoiler:TheReveal: He's a descendant of Huey and the only woman he ever loved, Monica.]]
* {{Revenge}}: His main motivation is to avenge [[spoiler: his ancestor Monica, whom he believes was killed by her own husband Huey.]]
* StageMagician
* StepfordSmiler
* [[spoiler:WhatADrag: Inflicts this on Bride by tying him to ''Entrance'' as it skids by ''Exit''.]]

!!Illness
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A member of the Mask Makers, Illness is one of the main combatants of the group. She befriends Czes and Claudia on the trip despite her actual reason for being on the ship. Like Luchino, she has a tendency to get nauseous after a killing spree. [[spoiler:Since infancy, Illness was worshipped as a god by a branch of SAMPLE and experienced constant abuse at their hands. When the branch was annihilated by the Mask Makers, she was taken in as one of them. At the end of the 2002 story, she is kidnapped by SAMPLE to become their next leader.]]

* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: Illness's parents were part of the SAMPLE branch that tortured her. Her father was one of the people who personally inflicted horrific injuries on her.]]
* ActionGirl
* BreakTheCutie: All the torture she went through. This gives her common ground with Czes.
* BlueEyes
* ChildSoldiers: Working for the Mask Makers.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Endured heavy abuse in the past [[spoiler:at the hands of SAMPLE and their idea of religious worship.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita
* GunsAkimbo: Sports two glocks while on the job.
* LittleMissBadass: One of the main forces of the group. That should speak for itself.
* [[spoiler:MarriageToAGod: After Illness becomes SAMPLE's next leader, Viralesque decides that she will be married to their next god-candidate Czes.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like the rest of the group aside from Luchino, Illness is only known by her codename.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Illness is terrified that the Mask Makers will abandon her and send her back to [[spoiler:SAMPLE]].
* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet: Along with Czes, she takes the bullet for Claudia.]]

!!Aging
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A member of the Mask Makers. She is noticable for her well toned body and huge stature of over 2 meters, or about six feet and a half. Aging is in her late twenties to early thirties. She is the brute force of the squad who is bold and fearless in combat, as she knows that there are very few people who are actually good enough fighters to lay a scratch on her. She loves to fight and is always seeking new challenges.

* ActionGirl
* AmazonianBeauty: Aging is often described in-universe as looking as sturdy as a model of the ''T-series''. Yeah, [[{{Terminator}} those]] models.
* BareYourMidriff: Her fashion through the whole arc.
* {{BFG}}: Uses a Minigun. Single-handedly.
* [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]
* BloodKnight: a milder version.
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: And has the body to prove it. Specifically, she can jump ludicrous heights.
* CoolBigSis / TeamMom: To Luchino.
* KukrisAreKool: If not her BFG, an 80-centimetre Kukri is her weapon of choice.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Most of the Mask Makers are too terrified of Aging to consider her attractive.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like the rest of the group aside from Luchino, Aging is only known by her codename.
* SamusIsAGirl: Aging first appears as a voice on a radio that talks very much like an old man.
* TallDarkAndBishoujo
* TheTease: She often teases Luchino. His gentle, unretaliating nature only encourages her.

!!Death
The most experienced member of the Mask Makers, and according to Aging, the only member who's from a background as a proper mercenary. He is shot and killed by Angelo at the beginning of 2002.

* GunsAkimbo
* TheLastDance: Because he was dying of an undisclosed sickness, Death wanted to be killed on the battlefield by a WorthyOpponent. He got his wish.
* TheStoic
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Life
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A member of the Mask Makers. He constantly keeps his face hidden, and is in charge of smuggling weapons onto the ''Entrance'' and planting poison gas in the ventilation systems. Life ends up chasing after Bobby and Carnea when they accidentally stumble on his poison gas setups.

[[spoiler:Life is actually Fermet, working as a [[DoubleAgent Triple Agent]] who is also working with SAMPLE as well as Angelo.]]

* DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:Angelo takes off his goggles and finds out that Life is also the Demolisher.]]
* WallCrawl: Life jumps off the Mask Makers' cruiser, onto the hull of the ''Entrance'', and crawls up to a window.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Drug Cartel]]

!!Angelo
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A professional assassin currently working for a South American drug cartel, Angelo is seeking revenge for his recently-assassinated boss. He is working with the Demolisher to fight the Mask Makers on the ''Entrance''. He runs into Firo at the ship's casino, and upon finding out about Firo's immortality, teams up with him against the Mask Makers. [[spoiler:At the end of the 2002 story, he joins the Martillo Family along with Carnea.]]

* BadassBeard
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadassSpaniard: Born in Spain, working in South America, and eventually [[spoiler:went to New York to work for his new bosses, The Martillos]].
* ColdSniper --> FriendlySniper
* CoolShades
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Assassins Have Standards:]] A self-proclaimed man of principle, Angelo won't shoot women, children or elders.
* [[spoiler:HenpeckedHusband: Angelo mentioned that back home in Spain, his wife has the final word]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The narrative compares Angelo to AntonioBanderas and his roles on movies such as OnceUponATimeInMexico.
* PromotionToParent: To Carnea. she sees Angelo as her own father.
* {{Revenge}}: For the fallen companions in South America.
* StreetUrchin: Up to his teens, Angelo was often getting in trouble with the local police.
* WeaponOfChoice --> SniperRifle: Rivaling with Death from the Mask Makers.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:SAMPLE]]

!! Bride
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The 43rd and current leader of the {{Cult}} known as SAMPLE. "Bride" is likely not his real name, but a title given to the leader, who is the "bride" of the cult's current god. He is normally a slightly shy but affable man, but becomes a charismatic leader when he injects himself with dextrose. Seems to enjoy playing video games. With the cooperation of the cult's supervisor, Viralesque, he leads the cult in the hijacking of the cruise ship ''Exit''.

* [[spoiler:[[AnArmAndALeg An Arm And Another Arm]]: His arms are cut off when he gets caught between the ''Entrance'' and the ''Exit'' as they skid past each other.]]
* ButtMonkey
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Loses his arms and is eaten by sharks.]]
* EvilRedhead
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: Viralesque offers the dying Bride the incomplete elixir of life, but he refuses and jumps into shark-infested waters.]]
* TheGlassesComeOff: Bride ditches the glasses whenever he's in the role of the dextrose-high cult leader.
* MarriageToAGod: Par the course for the leader of SAMPLE. Bride explains that "marriage" in this cult, however, is not necessarily what the legal definition means.
* OldManMarryingAChild: Bride isn't old by any stretch of the imagination, but he mentions that most (if not all) of his wives so far have been ten-year old girls.
** {{Lolicon}}: Discussed and Defied. Bride prefers older women, it seems.
* SoftspokenSadist
* TilMurderDoUsPart: He's planning to kill his temporary "wife" once SAMPLE obtains Sylvie, the permanent-wife candidate.
* TortureTechnician

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[[folder:Isaac and Miria]]

!!Isaac Dian and Miria Harvent
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[[caption-width-right:320:"Miria, there's these people on the other side of this screen staring at us! What do you suppose it means?"]]
-> Isaac voiced by: MasayaOnosaka (JP), JMichaelTatum (EN), SamRiegel (EN, {{Durarara}})\\
Miria voiced by: SayakaAoki (JP), CaitlinGlass (EN), StephanieSheh (EN, {{Durarara}})

Two [[TheDitz less than brilliant]] partners in crime whose hyperactive enthusiasm for their work is only matched by their staggering lack of common sense. Their history isn't very well known, seemingly appearing out of the blue a couple of years ago and starting one of the most bizarre crime sprees known to man. They've also somehow managed to become literally [[{{Immortality}} immortal]] along the way, a feat which even ''they'' are unaware of. Currently, they're attempting their "redemption" by going down the Robin Hood path and stealing the ill-gotten gains of TheMafia... Yeah, no one else quite gets it either.

* AbstractApotheosis: The BigBad of 2002 calls Isaac and Miria the embodiment of hope, and excludes them from the hijackings.
Baccano/CharactersWhoAppearedInTheAnime
* AntiHero: Type I or II
* TheAtoner: By 1930, Isaac and Miria decide they should "atone" for their (previously rather harmless and silly) crimes [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood style]]. They ''mean'' well but, as the narrator points out, most people would consider that things like stealing the Genoard family inheritance so the family wouldn't fight over who gets what as ''worse'' than what they've been doing before.
* BadHabits: Isaac and Miria dress up as a priest and a nun as one of their many, many pairs of disguises.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Both harmless robbers with a staggering lack of common sense.
* BlueEyes: Isaac.
* BrownEyes: Miria.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite being about as odd as they come, they are still extremely competent thieves.
* CatchPhrase: "Say, Isaac?" "What's that, Miria my dear?"
** ''"Incredible!"''
* CharacterOverlap: They show up in ''{{Durarara}}'' as [[spoiler:members of the Dollars]].
* ChewbaccaDefense[=/=]YouFailLogicForever: Played for laughs with a lot of Isaac's arguments for behavior. The second episode has an amusing argument for theft, where he asserts that since cows eat vegetables, if you eat steak you're really eating vegetables too; thus, if you steal a purse, whatever is inside the purse belongs to you.
** A shorter list would involve lines where this does NOT apply to Issac and Miria.
** And no, Miria, you can't "win" conversations. Even if the other guy starts crying.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They once stole a museum door to prevent people from entering. Additionally [[spoiler:they continued on their cuckoolander robberies for 70 years without even being the slightest bit aware that they were immortal, until they suddenly realized in 2001 that they didn't appear to be aging. As you can expect, they had a bit of a FreakOut]].
** A very brief FreakOut, but they were ecstatic to invent an explanation that was even more impossible.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: And Cosplay Otaku Guy. No, the fact that the term "cosplay" wouldn't even be coined for the next fifty years or so doesn't stop them from partaking in it. A pair of life-long fancy dress party goers.
* TheDividual: Twindividual type.
* TheDitz: To the point of [[spoiler:realizing 70 years later that they haven't aged a day since the 1930s, and freaking out about it.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: ''Never'' let Isaac drive your car. It'll only end in pain. Horrible, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] pain.
* DumbBlonde: Miria. Isaac is debatable only in whether or not you can consider him blond.
** Miria does sometimes question Isaac's bizarre logic. It's just she's very credulous in accepting his explanations afterward.
-->'''Isaac:''' We've committed eighty-seven robberies these past months. Has there ever been a time that I exposed you to danger?\\
'''Miria:''' Er, about eighty-seven times.\\
'''Isaac:''' ...See? It hasn't even been a hundred yet!
** Played with earlier, Isaac explains his train-robbery scheme after almost a year of failing to strike gold, she looks briefly skeptical... then gives him an enthusiastic thumbs-up.
* DumbIsGood: Well, they are still thieves, so it's for a given value of "good", but that nevertheless puts them at as good if not better than pretty much the entire rest of the cast, and the universe certainly seems to rewards their tireless and infectious optimism.
* [[TheFool The Fools]]: They are SO clueless and blessed by luck that they [[spoiler:become Type III immortals ''accidentally'' mere moments before the BigBad pulls out a machine gun]].
* GeniusDitz: Isaac and Miria share a surprising amount of foreign literary knowledge -- they're inexplicably fluent in Japanese and can name one of the few true female Samurai in history, for example -- considering the fact that they are blithering idiots otherwise. Of course, they ''do'' tend to get the details mixed up a lot, such as when they claim Billy the Kid is the hero of the RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms.
* GenkiGirl: Miria.
* GratuitousJapanese: Yes, even in a series written ''in Japanese''. Namely, Firo manages to massively piss them off enough in ''The Slash''[[hottip:* :by knocking over their domino setup too early. It's SeriousBusiness, people]] that they start yelling at him in Japanese. Firo was just as confused as you are.
-->'''Isaac and Miria:''' わああん!フィーロの唐変木!無知蒙昧!底抜け凡愚の世間知らずーっ![[hottip:*:AAAAGH! Firo, you cretin! You ignoramus! You empty-headed, absolutely unworldly peasant!]]\\
'''Firo:''' Wuh, where’re... What?
* HappilyMarried: Kinda sorta; the short of it is they enthusiastically love each other and stay together for at least seventy years.
* HeroWithAnFInGood: As mentioned before, they haven't quite got the whole [[TheAtoner Atoner]] part quite right.
* [[spoiler:{{Immortality}}: Type III, just like everyone else. But it took seventy years to realize it.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Well, we can't steal a whole museum...what if we just steal the entrance? Then nobody can get in! [[spoiler:Cue door theft]].
** So how does one commit a train robbery again? Oh that's right! Take the train somewhere, commit a robbery in town, and then take the train again to escape!
* {{Keet}}: Isaac.
* {{Large Ham}}s: It's part of MO in their crimes, and elsewhere.
* [[spoiler: LivingForeverIsAwesome: It takes them 70 years to realize it, then they freak out, then they're estatic.]]
* {{Lovable Rogue}}s: Yes they're robbers, but they're so friendly and charming and harmless.
* TheMessiah: Or, as the title of one episode puts it, "Isaac and Miria Unintentionally Spread Happiness Around Them."
* MonumentalTheft: Have stolen several buildings, such as a museum... kind of...
* MysteriousPast: Isaac is implied to have a bad relationship with his family in San Francisco. Miria, meanwhile, is hinted to have a DarkAndTroubledPast.
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity: A bit in ''Alice in Jails'' where Isaac spots an undercover cop and sends Miria to go retrieve a missing wallet just before he's arrested suggests that he's not ''quite'' as profoundly stupid as he usually acts]].
-->Man: How lazy. You could have gotten it yourself.\\
Isaac: You're right... So, shall we go now? To your store?\\
Man: Why don't we wait for Miria?\\
Isaac: Nah, it's okay. [[spoiler:You're a cop, after all]].
** [[spoiler:Miria also applies, as it's implied in the same story that she's partially figured out the truth about Ronnie.]]
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by SamRiegel and StephanieSheh respectively in {{Durarara}}.
* OutlawCouple: Only instead of killing people, they dress up in funny costumes, and are convinced their various robberies are acts of heroic justice.
* PluckyComicRelief: The funniest non-violent characters in the series. Also the most immune to physical harm.
* RefugeInAudacity: Invoked. This is why their crimes work.
* SingleMindedTwins: Lovers instead of twins, but they share the same wacko train of thought nonetheless.
* SpannerInTheWorks: To Szilard in 1930.
** They were [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe nice]] to Ennis, resulting in [[spoiler:her betraying him at a crucial moment to save their lives]].
** Later, they mugged a group of his [[DumbMuscle pawns]] and stole the [[spoiler:complete Elixir]] that said pawns were delivering to him. Having no idea what it was, they took it to [[spoiler:the Martillo family]], thus enabling [[spoiler:Firo]] to [[spoiler:devour Szilard]].
** Inverted in 2002, where their ''absence'' from the cruise ships is what [[spoiler:Huey believes is the cause of Fermet's plan being derailed.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: Given how much screen time they get, and the fact that they serve to unify the otherwise disjointed plot strands, they may be the closest thing the show has to central protagonists. Yet their main accomplishment lies in helping ''other'' characters, who [[TheHero act more like traditional heroes]], succeed.
* TotallyRadical: Dabble in it in [[spoiler:2001.]]
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Isaac and Miria love donning new and outlandish "disguises" for every caper. Seeing which ones they're currently wearing is probably the easiest way to sort through the AnachronicOrder of the series.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Dominoes are serious business, my friends.
** Everything is SeriousBusiness to these two. A good bit of humor comes from the fact that they're idiots who take things too seriously.
*** [[spoiler:Even being a part of ''Dollars'' in ''[[{{Durarara}} Durarara!!]]'' is SeriousBusiness for these two!]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous: They consider some of their petty crimes as big hits.
** ''"[[BigNo NOOO]]! We forgot to buy Ennis a present!"''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Martillo family and associates]]

!!Firo Prochainezo
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[[caption-width-right:200:[[DecoyProtagonist Not actually the main character]], [[MrFanservice but the ladies don't care]].]]
-> Voiced by: HiroyukiYoshino (JP), ToddHaberkorn (EN)

An uprising ''Camorrista'' that may as well have "[[DecoyProtagonist MAIN CHARACTER HERE]]" written on his face, given his [[IdiotHero brash, cocky nature]] and talent for kicking people's ass. Firo grew up on the streets of Hell's Kitchen before a run in with the Camorra's ''primo voto'' sends him up the ranks as one of their best street fighters. Things become even ''more'' interesting after a chance run-in with a [[ActionGirlfriend mysterious suit-clad woman]] leads him spiraling unwittingly into a scramble for two wine-bottles that happen to contain the Elixir of Life...

* ActuallyIAmHim: [[spoiler:At the end of the first book.]]
* AntiHero: Type III
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: He looks like he's barely out of his teens and can be rather sweet, and he can kick any given man to next month.
** BadassInANiceSuit
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:While he puts up a good front, he isn't as [[AngstWhatAngst trauma-free]] about having Szilard's GhostMemory as he lets on. He's utterly ''terrified'' that Szilard's sadism might eventually affect his own personality.]]
* BookDumb: Inverted. By the end of the anime, as well as the first novel, Firo's head is practically a veritable database of alchemical knowledge. Firo, however, claims he's too dumb to make sense out of most of it.
** He seemed to have eventually sorted it out though, as Maiza is considering asking for Firo's help in dealing with [[spoiler:a homunculus made by Szilard's grandchild]] in 2001. Firo also figured out Huey's [[spoiler:way of communication within and outside prison after a few hints being dropped, as Huey merely perfected a method that Szilard researched.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Italian and raised in an ethnically segregated neighborhood in New York.
* CardSharp: Comes with managing the Martillo Family casino.
* CelibateHero: He is implied to be one in the novels. Not for the usual reasons, but because the woman he's completely in love with is pretty much asexual.
** Temporarily. [[spoiler:It only took about 50 years or so for her to agree to the whole marriage bit. We can assume he got lucky... at some point after 2002, where he's suffering from a case of TwiceShy on their twenty-years belated ''honeymoon''.]]
* DecoyProtagonist: When [[MetaGuy Gustav and Carol debate who the hero of the series is]], Firo is Carol's pick on account of being "Main Character-ish." [[EnsembleCast There is no main character.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Firo has been smitten with the seemingly asexual Ennis pretty much from day one. While he never pressed the issue beyond mentioning to her that he was attracted to her, he did end up "[[CelibateHero saving himself]]" for her on the minuscule chance that she'd come around. [[spoiler:She does, but not for a ''long'' time.]]
-->'''Firo:''' I ended up spending a damn long time in the blind pursuit for marriage... Only, what... [[spoiler:50 years]]...?
* DudeLooksLikeALady: To quote Detective Edward Noah in ''The Rolling Bootlegs'': "It's because you look like a woman, isn't it?"
** Reiterated by Victor in the 1934 arc, where he claims that [[spoiler:Firo could be immensely popular in prison due to his young and feminine looks.]]
* EnemyWithin: Firo admits to Maiza in ''The Slash'' that he's terrified that consuming Szilard might eventually lead to this. [[spoiler:While his fears don't ever come true, a "test" he tried to see if was true set off a chain of events leading to the climax of the story.]]
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Can be applied to him, since he's a badass despite his unassuming form.
* [[spoiler:EyeScream: At the end of 1934.]]
* GhostMemory: Of twenty-odd people, by way of Szilard.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried]]
* HeroesWantRedheads
* IdiotHero: Though entirely aware that he is one, and even plays it up on occasion -- such as [[spoiler:explaining to Maiza that he can't go and die on him simply because he's too dumb to take his place as the Martillo family bookkeeper]].
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* ImprobableAge: Probably one of the more realistic examples, but still commented upon.
* InnocentCohabitation: With Ennis, after the 1930 arc. This lasts for upwards of [[spoiler:fifty years.]]
* JustAKid: Dallas's reaction before being curb-stomped.
* JustifiedCriminal: Back when he was a StreetUrchin, though he stayed in organized crime afterwords because he considered the Martillo clan [[TrueCompanions the closest thing he had to a family]].
* LightningBruiser: Firo's fights usually clock in at less than a minute, which stands out in a series where most characters prefer to [[TortureTechnician take their time]].
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Because the whole "[[PullingThemselvesTogether bleeding in reverse]]" is a party trick that never gets old -- even after seventy-two years.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Subverted -- Firo professes falling in love with Ennis at first sight... and then ends up going through the longest courtship process ever because she's all but asexual.
* MouthyKid: Firo's a little bit too old to truly match the trope, but nearly gives everyone he comes in contact with the impression of one.
* NiceHat: Comes with the job.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When it comes to Isaac and Miria's dominos.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Firo is prone to deliberately playing up his IdiotHero status, probably because he's GenreSavvy enough to know that DumbIsGood.
* OccidentalOtaku: Turns out that he mastered Japanese by reading raw manga.
* OlderThanTheyLook[=/=]ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Pre-immortality, he was an eighteen to nineteen-year-old frequently mistaken for around fifteen. Post-immortality, he's upwards of ''ninety'' and still being mistaken for midpubescent.
* OnlySaneMan: Firo can't help but notice that a good deal of friends are very, ''very'' weird (especially Isaac) and tend to do things like emptying his speakeasy without permission for the sake of a giant dominoes structure.
* [[spoiler:PurelyAestheticGlasses[=/=]StoicSpectacles: After he takes Maiza's place as ''conta è oro''. He says they're there to make him look smarter and older.]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Hmmm, holding out [[spoiler:fifty years]] for your nigh-asexual crush to reciprocate against the odds, or try your luck with someone else? Celibacy it is!
* StraightMan: To Isaac and Miria.
* TheArtfulDodger / SatisfiedStreetRat: Before joining the Camorra, he actually stumbled into the organization while attempting to pickpocket the organization's ''primo voto''.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A variety, especially in the books where he's generally a confrontational smartass unless he's around people he likes, where he's completely deredere. When Maiza gets him his hat, Maiza even thinks to himself that it's hard to imagine that the Firo he is talking to now was the same one bitching at the police only five minutes ago are even the same person.
* {{Uke}}: Whether he actually ''is'' one is up to the {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s to decide but, as Detective Edward notes, he certainly ''looks'' like one. [[BigBrotherInstinct Maiza]] does ''not'' respond to this well.
* UndyingLoyalty: it's been noted that Firo would do ''anything'' the Martillo family asks of him, up to and including killing himself.
* WaifFu[=/=]PintSizedPowerHouse: Discounting the permanently prepubescent Czeslaw, Firo is the [[http://pics.livejournal.com/ennisnolastname/pic/000046xr second-smallest man in the cast]]. This will ''not'' stop him from kicking your ass.


!!Maiza Avaro
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-> Voiced by: MitsuruMiyamoto (JP), Sean Hennigan (EN)

Firo's mentor, and the current bookkeeper of the Martillo family. Maiza's a seemingly unflappable and serene man who rarely seems phased by anything. It might have something to do with that past he never talks about for some reason...

* AntiHero: Type III or IV
* BerserkButton: As described below, do ''not'' mess with Firo in any way, shape, or form. Even insulting him will provoke Maiza to a physically harmless but utterly terrifying TranquilFury, and implying, as Victor does in 1934, that you may have actually harmed him will get you implied death threats in return.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Firo. [[spoiler:Sylvie mentions that Firo is a bit like Maiza's late brother, which might explain why]].
* BigBrotherMentor: to Firo
* [[spoiler:BlueBlood: In 1705, we find out he's the son of a Spanish aristocrat.]]
* DeadLittleSister: In the form of a literal dead little brother.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The ''Advena Avis'' incident, followed by 200-odd years of massive guilt issues. Considering that in 1705 he was [[spoiler:a delinquent and the son of a drug-dealing aristocrat]], it may go even farther back than that.
* [[spoiler:{{Delinquent}}]]: In 1705.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* FailOSuckyname: "Avaro" means "miser" in Spanish and Italian; "Maiza" sounds similar to the same word in English. Lampshaded by him in 1705.
* [[spoiler:ICannotSelfTerminate: attempted in 1930 in the novels, but Firo refuses]].
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* [[spoiler:MercyKill]]: In the epilogue of ''The Drugs and the Dominoes'' (set in 2002), [[spoiler:Maiza contemplates doing this to Begg, who seems doomed to be in a coma for all eternity, but decides against it when he realizes that Begg is in his HappyPlace]].
* MinoredInAssKicking: He's the head bookkeeper. No one except Firo has ever won an initiation fight against him.
* MyGreatestFailure: The ''Advena Avis'' incident, particularly the death of his brother.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: ''The Children of Bottle'' makes a point of noting that Maiza is entirely unaffected by Sylvie's incredibly distracting sexiness
* ObiWanMoment: Subverted in the light novels, when he [[spoiler:takes Firo aside and politely asks the kid to kill him. Firo's response? "Hell, no!"]]
* TheOlderImmortal: Within the Martillo family.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The first time Firo ever sees Maiza lose his composure is when [[spoiler:Szilard arrives at Alveare]] in 1930. Firo immediately realizes that if ''Maiza'' is visibly alarmed, the situation must be serious.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* SeenItAll: Weary traveler type, though he's been known to dip a bit into Smug Know-It-All after getting over his [[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]].
* StoicSpectacles
* TranquilFury: A detective once makes the mistake of essentially calling Firo the Camorra's {{Uke}} in the presence of Maiza. He proceeds to terrify the everlasting shit out of the cop by walking up to him with a polite smile -- giving the distinct impression that he'd slash his throat then and there if he said another word ("We ''could'' take what you just said as an insult, you know...").
* [[spoiler:WalkingTheEarth: Sometime around 1970, Maiza decides to embark on a journey to reassemble the survivors of the ''Advena Avis'', giving Firo his position as ''conta è oro''.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: "The harshness of living for eternity..."

!!Ronnie Schiatto
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ronnie_5494.bmp]]
-> Voiced by: NobutoshiCanna (JP), ChuckHuber (EN)

The Martillo family's ''chiamatore'', and one of the few in the group that knew of Maiza's past. [[spoiler:In reality he's the "demon" (he considers the term a misnomer) summoned aboard the ''Advena Avis'' that granted Maiza and the other alchemists immortality. Partly due to Elmer's request and mostly out of boredom, he's assumed human form and has been hanging around Maiza for the last two hundred years or so]]. WordofGod states that Ronnie is ''the'' strongest character in the entire ''Baccano!'' series, tied only with Claire Stanfield.

* [[spoiler:AFormYouAreComfortableWith]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[spoiler:DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu]]: Got to admit, watching him set up dominos was hilarious.
* [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination: Closer to this than an actual demon.]]
* EyesOfGold
* {{Expy}}: Pretty much a less overtly evil version of [[spoiler:[[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]]]].
* [[spoiler:TheFaceless: His true form. Normal humans [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm can't grasp it anyways]].]]
* FluffyTheTerrible: [[spoiler:Well, when's the last time ''you'' met an omniscient, amoral, reality-warping EldritchAbomination named Ronnie?]]
* [[spoiler:HumanoidAbomination]]
* IWasJustPassingThrough: When Elmer recognizes Ronnie and realizes he followed his request to stay by Maiza's side [[spoiler:as a human]], Ronnie says it was mostly because [[ItAmusedMe he was bored]].
* [[spoiler:OurDemonsAreDifferent: Although Ronnie doesn't actually consider himself to be one.]]
** [[spoiler:OurHomunculiAreDifferent: Ronnie is actually a homunculus--not one like Ennis or Christopher, but a "true homunculus" with omniscience and omnipotence who was once confined to a bottle, and was created around 300 BC. He eventually found a way out and became what he is today.]]
* [[spoiler:PrescienceIsPredictable: Ronnie ignores his own omniscience for this reason.]]
* [[spoiler:RealityWarper: Implied, though he refuses to use his powers for anyone besides the Martillo family]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's likely to be over thousands of years old.]]
* SecretKeeper: Maiza's. [[spoiler:The roles reverse after 1930.]]
* SmokingIsCool: Subverted -- SmokingIsCool only until somebody surprises you and makes you choke on your cigarette.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[spoiler:Ronnie is all but revealed as the demon from the ''Advena Avis'' when it's shown that he shares the aforementioned demon's VerbalTic]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ronnie/Lonnie, Sukiart/Suchiato/Suchiart
* [[spoiler:TimeAbyss: Implied, although his true age is never given]].
* [[spoiler:TouchedByVorlons: "Strictly speaking, I am no demon... Just an alchemist who had obtained too much knowledge during ancient times..."]]
* VerbalTic[=/=]CatchPhrase: Typically ends his speech with "well, no matter[[hottip:* :まあいい/''maa ii'' in Japanese]]."
* [[spoiler:TheWatcher: Ronnie puts rather large self-imposed restrictions on his own [[RealityWarper abilities]] to keep things interesting. He's sticking around to watch, not play God.]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: {{Canon}} and WordOfGod contained in ''Narita Saikyou Q&A'' confirms that Ronnie is the strongest character in his home series, and one of the most five in TheVerse. The other four being [[{{Durarara}} Shizuo Heiwajima]] and Claire Stanfield rivaling him, then comes abominations above their league such as Hawking from '''Vamp!''' who essentially is a ''black hole'' fond of leaping through the universe, and ''the strongest'' is No.37564 "Mob Combatant" the {{Mook}} who went FromNobodyToNightmare, who tops all of them, for the simple reason Narita made No.37564's whole basis for a character in '''Hariyama-san, Center of the World''' is him being exactly the ''strongest man in the history of time'', not much else going for him.
* [[spoiler:YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: A man once demanded from Ronnie proof that he was a demon. He obliged [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor by showing him his true form]]. Immediately afterwards, the only thing said man can remember about it is the overwhelming feeling of fear he experienced.]]

!!Others

* BadassGrandpa: Mr. Yagu, the second-in-command.
* ChineseGirl: Lia Linshan
* CoolOldGuy: Yagu again.
* {{Immortality}}: All the executives and some of the speakeasy staff have Type 3 as of November 1930.
* TheDon: Molsa Martillo
* ThoseTwoGuys: Randy and Pezzo
* TrueCompanions

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Gandor family and associates]]

!!The Gandors
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An up-and-coming mafia family in New York led by Keith Gandor and his two younger brothers, Berga and Luck.

* AntiHero: Type IV or V
* BadassFamily
* CardGames: The Gandors brothers are usually seen playing these in their spare time. Keith always carries around a deck of cards, and spends most time shuffling or playing solitare with them.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: All of the Gandors, particularly Keith, have lines they refuse to cross -- particularly on the matter of drugs.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Adorably, Luck and Berga call Keith "Kii-nii" in the Japanese-language dialogue, though it's mostly left out of translations due to not having any good English equivalent.
* TheMafia
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: Even lampshaded by Firo when asked about them: "Yup, real men: just like the outlaws in movies. That's the key reason why these three guys aren't like the Mafia."
* PowerTrio:
** Keith (Super-Ego)
** Berga (Id)
** Luck (Ego)
* RuleOfThree: Firo believes that Luck, the youngest of the Gandor siblings, is the one best fit for running their family.
* WouldntHitAGirl: HilarityEnsues in ''Drug & the Dominos'' when they realize they have to punish one of their speakeasy waitresses for insubordination while trying to get around the fact that hitting women back then was something that you just didn't do. Luckily for them, Tick worms his way into the conversation and suggests a TraumaticHaircut, while Claire wonders to himself [[NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters how they can possibly call themselves gangsters]].

!!Keith Gandor
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The oldest of the brothers, Keith is the head of the Gandor family. He strongly believes in using traditional mafia rules, as well as refusing to deal with drug dealing. Also has a tendency to go without speaking for long amounts of time. However, he seems to be quite talkative over the phone.

* CardSharp: Keith cheats the hell out of poker. At least one of the decks he carries is composed of 52 jokers for this very purpose.
* FaceOfAThug: "A man who, no matter how one looked at him, didn't seem like he did proper business."
* TheFettered: Operates by a number of rules. One of which is no drug running.
* HappilyMarried: To Kate
* PerpetualFrowner
* TheQuietOne: Keith does not speak very often, and even then he almost ''never'' says more that four or five words. The only person that can get him to say more than half a sentence seems to be his wife, Kate -- and even then, only very rarely. The Daily Days actually waive their usual fee for information if he actually says something, meaning his words have ''monetary value''.
* TheStoic
* UglyGuyHotWife: Keith isn't exactly ''ugly'' - just [[FaceOfAThug intimidating and suspicious-looking]] - but Eve is nonetheless surprised to discover that his wife is fricking ''gorgeous'', as well as willing to accept that her husband [[TheMafia isn't running one of the most legitimate businesses]].
* TheVoiceless

!!Berga Gandor
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-> Voiced by: KentaMiyake (JP), Phil Parsons (EN)

The second oldest, Berga is more rough-and-tumble than his brothers and prefers to use his physical strength against opposing forces.

* TheBerserker: Even before immortality.
* TheBigGuy: Class 1, Berserker-type.
* DumbMuscle: As Firo puts it: "He's an idiot, no matter how you look at it. A big, endearing idiot."
* HenpeckedHusband: A few lines in the novels suggest that he is quite submissive to his wife Kalia.
* ImplacableMan: Combined with the immortality, Berga's ability to completely ignore even extreme levels of pain makes him someone you ''really'' don't want to screw with.
* TheMcCoy
* [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight Never Bring A Gun To A Fist Fight]]: Berga is effectively ImmuneToBullets. You can shoot him repeatedly in the knuckles at point blank range, and he'll just keep on punching you.

!!Luck Gandor

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-> Voiced by: TakehitoKoyasu (JP), JasonLiebrecht (EN)

Although the youngest of the siblings, Luck does most of the talking and business for the family. He's acquainted with Firo, leading the Gandors and Martillos to have good relations.

* AFatherToHisMen: Luck is good friends with many of his subordinates, and tends to get very, ''very'' cross when people attack them -- especially unprovoked. If you're lucky, he'll just beat you to death with a chair. If you're ''not''...well, then you end up [[spoiler:[[CementShoes like]] [[AndIMustScream Dallas]] [[FateWorseThanDeath Genoard]].]]
** PapaWolf: ''Never'' hurt any of Luck's men. If you do, and he ever finds you, [[CementShoes you]] [[AndIMustScream are]] [[TranquilFury completely]], [[AndThisIsFor totally]], ''[[GrievousHarmWithABody fucked]]''.
* AffablyEvil: Luck is so [[NobleDemon remarkably principled for a Mafia executive]], and so generally likable and polite to everyone, that it's easy to forget that he would not hesitate to arrange a FateWorseThanDeath for anyone who crosses him. --Although he would give his condolences to their family.
* BigDamnHeroes: He comes to Firo's rescue in the 1930 arc, and to Eve's in ''Drug & the Dominos'', [[IWasJustPassingThrough rationalizing all the way]].
* EyesOfGold
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Killed a guy with his own arm.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Fandom likes to pair Luck Gandor with Eve Genoard. Luck's not that big, but Eve still doesn't even reach up to his shoulder.
* ImprobableAge: Luck's just about the same age as Firo, and has been shown to have been in an executive position of the Mafia for at least five years before that. The difference is that, while Firo clawed his way up from the bottom for his position, Luck landed his mostly due to family connection -- a fact that he's painfully aware of.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Luck rationalizes quite a few of his more heroic actions, even if the excuses only serve to convince himself. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Drug & the Dominos'', he finally admits that he's fooling himself, but [[NecessarilyEvil feels he's too far gone]] to TheDarkSide for real redemption.]]
* JustAKid: In the light novels that reveal Luck's early teenage years in the Gandors' business.
* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Man Wearing The Kingly Mask]]: Luck goes through great lengths to be taken seriously as a mafioso, both because he knows he's [[NobleDemon not naturally cut out to be that ruthless]] and a deep-seated fear that not being so could get him killed.
* MinoredInAssKicking: Luck would rather MagnificentBastard his way out of a situation than fight. However, when [[PapaWolf sufficiently motivated]], he performs feats of {{Badass}}ery that'd make Chuck Norris's jaw drop -- like, say, killing a man three times his size with [[GrievousHarmWithABody his own severed arm]]...)
* {{Nepotism}}: Luck didn't have an executive position in the mafia because he was great at it, but because his brothers were in charge. [[NobleDemon He's built]] [[JustAKid quite a]] [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask complex]] [[IWasJustPassingThrough over it.]]
* NobleDemon: According to Firo.
-->'''Firo:''' He definitely knows he's not cut out to be a Mafioso, so he persists in forcing himself, intentionally pretending to be a "ruthless person" to trick himself. But don't get me wrong, I don't really hate him for it...
* PayEvilUntoEvil: What he does to [[spoiler: Dallas Genoard]]; see the latter's profile, under AndIMustScream.
* PostDramaticStressDisorder: In ''Drug & The Dominos'', Luck manages to take out [[spoiler: Gustavo]] with a severed arm, reattach it, make a pithy BondOneLiner, and even make sure [[spoiler:the resident [[TheIngenue Ingenue]]]] hasn't been completely and utterly traumatized before he finally passes out from the pain.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In episode 6, when he patiently explains to Dallas Genoard what a waste of space the Gandors think he is.
* ShootTheDog: In ''Drug & the Dominos,'' he kills [[spoiler:Gustavo Baggetta]] after deliberately preventing [[spoiler:Eve Genoard]] from doing so.
* TeamDad: Particularly after the Gandors acquire [[PsychopathicManchild Maria]]. Keeping her in line is a lot like babysitting.
* TranquilFury: To the point that he scares Berga with it.
* {{Tsurime Eyes}}: The novels actually call attention to it regularly; the most common description given of him is "fox-eyed."
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Luck's ImprobableAge isn't immediately obvious because he doesn't look or act like he's under 20.
* YoungestChildWins: Luck is both the youngest and most focused upon of the three Gandors.

!!Chic/Tick Jefferson
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-> Voiced by: KappeiYamaguchi (JP), Adam Dapkus (EN)

A young man working for the Gandors to [[TortureTechnician take care of]] their enemies. He was taken in by them as a child after his step-father sold him to pay off an overdue loan. Tick has a strangely chipper demeanor for his job, as well as constantly carrying around multiple pairs of scissors.

* AdultChild
** PsychopathicManchild
* AloofBigBrother: His younger brother seems to have considered him one.
* AntiHero: Type V
* TheBarber
* [[spoiler:BigBrotherInstinct: Dallas gets a pair of scissors to his shoulder, his side, and his spine for threatening to throw Tack off a skyscraper.]]
* CreepyChild: He even weirded out Luck when they first met as kids.
* DissonantSerenity: Chic is constantly smiling, no matter what he's doing.
* ExtremeDoormat: He promises Luck he'll do anything to prove his worth to the Gandors. He'll also do anything that lets him use his scissors.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* [[spoiler:HoldingHands: With Maria, at the end of the 1933 novels.]]
* [[KnifeNut Scissor Nut]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: A quirky and faintly creepy whistling theme accompanies his appearances in the anime.
* ParentalAbandonment: His step-father sold him to the Gandor family in exchange of not being able to pay them back $1200. He doesn't mind, knowing that his dad will do okay with his younger brother.
* PlayingAgainstType: ...''[[KappeiYamaguchi Ranma!?]]''
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Chic or Tick? Is his brother's name Tock or Tack?
* TortureTechnician: From the time he joined the Gandors five years before where the anime starts off.
* VerbalTic: He has a tendency to elongate words. "Uuum, Dad borrowed money from youuu. Then I've been sold to you as collaaateral for the debt, right? To Mr. Luuuck-"

!!Claire Stanfield/[[spoiler:Felix Walken]]
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[[caption-width-right:225:"The power of immortality can do nothing for me. Because you see, there's no way I can possibly die."]]
-> Voiced by: MasakazuMorita (JP), JerryJewell (EN)

Claire Stanfield, also known as Vino and [[spoiler:the Rail Tracer]], is the little-known "fourth Gandor Brother" that decided to forgo the career in TheMafia for one much, much bloodier. Claire is ''the'' most effective assassin in America, known to strike anytime, anywhere, and with his only trace being the exceedingly bloody remains of his targets. He also has been rumored to have something of a warped sense of justice. Hope to God that you never end up violating it. WordofGod states that Claire Stanfield is ''the'' strongest character in the entire ''Baccano!'' series, tied only with Ronnie.

Did we mention that he's convinced that ''he's'' God?

* TheAce: Claire fits all the criteria and gets some deconstruction due to his [[AxCrazy character]] [[CareerKiller as]] [[HeroicSociopath a whole]], but unsurprisingly, in the series' merchandise deck of playing cards, Claire is literally an ''ace''--the Ace of Spades.
* {{Adorkable}}: When outside of his "Rail Tracer" mode.
* AffablyEvil: Off the job, he's a friendly even goofy guy. Even on the job he's pretty nice, so long you don't violate his OrangeAndBlueMorality.
* AGodAmI: One of the relatively less megalomaniacal examples...er, sort of. The only reason he's not trying to rule the world is probably because he's convinced he already is.
** His philosophy is really less "god complex" and more of an extreme form of solipsism: basically, instead of thinking himself as God and everyone else as mortals, he thinks that he is ''the only person who actually exists'' and that every other person and thing is just some illusion/show, so [[ContractualImmortality it is thus impossible for him to die]].
** It doesn't help his ego that whenever someone tries to disabuse him of this notion (that is, by killing him), they fail. ''[[CurbStompBattle Miserably]]''.
* AndThisIsFor: Ladd's buddy Dune gets a ''particularly'' gruesome death - even as compared to Claire's other victims - after he gleefully admits to having killed [[spoiler:Tony, the old man who mentored Claire in becoming a conductor]].
* AntiHero: Type V.
* AxCrazy: On the job he's as brutal as they come.
* {{Badass}}: Holy hell, the biggest one in the series
** BadassNormal: God help us if he ever ''does'' become immortal. [[spoiler:From the look of the later novels, he never does. But he does become a BadassGrandpa.]]
** BadassLongcoat: Default attire, when he's not wearing that [[spoiler: blood-soaked conductor's uniform.]]
** [[spoiler:BadassGrandpa: A conversation in one of the books set in 2002 indicates that Claire's spending his 90th entirely mortal year on a Caribbean treasure hunt for long-lost pirate treasure. Firo can't help but be annoyed at the unfairness of it all.]]
** CulturedBadass: He knows how to invite a lady to a restaurant.
** {{Badass in a Nice Suit}}: [[spoiler:The conductor suit]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite his unsavory career path and solipsism, Claire is an extremely likable, laid-back, and even sometimes goofy guy who gets along with anyone that can put up with his bizarre quirks. Unless you upset him, in which case he will hurt you in ways you didn't know were possible.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: [[LetsGetDangerous When not on the job]], Claire seems to be a flighty, over energetic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with a habit of proposing to women he barely knows. Granted, he's pretty kooky on the job too, but in a much more [[AxCrazy violently proactive way]].
* TheButcher: His most common alias, "Vino", refers to his tendency to go ''way'' overboard on the bloodshed, to the point that his crime scenes look they're drenched in red wine.
* CareerKiller
* CeilingCling[=/=]WallCrawl: [[spoiler:On the outside of a moving ''train'', no less.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The most severe case, he is shown to be incredibly acrobatic, as well as strong enough to effortlessly pull off {{Neck Lift}}s and snap someone's spine with one hand.
* ChekhovsGunman: Remember that [[spoiler:redheaded train conductor]] in the second episode, and how it totally looked like he [[spoiler:got the RedShirt treatment]] just before all hell broke loose? ''[[HeroicSociopath Well...]]''
* CircusBrat: Grew up as one.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Not as bad as, say, Isaac and Miria but he does tend to act like flighty oddball when off the job.
* CurbStompBattle: Jesus Christ. Claire Stanfield versus anybody at all.
* DeusExitMachina: WordOfGod states that Claire isn't allowed to have his own book because he could probably solo the entire ''Baccano!'' universe in less than thirty pages [[BrilliantButLazy if properly motivated]]. Luckily, he's a flighty, irresponsible WildCard, so he's easy to write both in and out of the story.
* DodgeTheBullet: On the Flying Pussyfoot.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Claire's back-up plan in case [[spoiler:Chane]] didn't think anything of him when he finds her. Claire admits that he would make her love him even if it would take a long time for her to reciprocate. [[spoiler:Luckily for him, Chane is a lot faster at reciprocating his feelings than ''Ennis'' is at reciprocating Firo's feelings.]]
* TheDulcineaEffect: Claire is like this with pretty much every woman ever, to the annoyance of his stepbrothers.
* EngagingConversation: All. The. Time. And it's always SeriousBusiness for him. [[spoiler:Chane]]'s just the first person to (eventually) accept the proposal.
-->'''Claire:''' I just thought of something. If you and I marry, I will become [[spoiler:Huey's son]]. Then I will be [[spoiler:your family]] as well, so the problem will have disappeared. You can think of it as a joke if you will, but I'm serious. Unlike your "friends," I won't betray you. I won't try to obtain [[spoiler:the secret of immortality]] from [[spoiler:Huey]] either because I don't need something like that. Knowing that whether I am immortal or not, I won't die no matter what... That's what I believe, so keep silent and just believe me. I am a guy who will never die.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Crazy Has Standards]]: Although ''completely psycho,'' Claire does have a personal code of honor and reserves most of his horrors for the people who violate it in some way -- for instance, by [[spoiler:threatening the safety of the passengers of the Flying Pussyfoot while he's on the job as a conductor]]. He also rethinks his original plan to wait out [[spoiler:Ladd and Chane's]] fight and kill the winner, instead siding with [[spoiler:Chane after learning that she's opposed to the Lemures' plan]], and he goes out of his way to save Isaac and Miria [[spoiler:because they're [[NiceToTheWaiter good customers]]]].
** It's generally accepted that if Claire decides to kill or hurt you, [[PayEvilUntoEvil you've done]] ''[[PayEvilUntoEvil something]]'' [[PayEvilUntoEvil to deserve it.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The fandom almost universally refers to [[spoiler:the redheaded conductor]] that shows up in the second episode and credits as [[spoiler:Young Conductor]]. It's eventually revealed that he does have a name -- Claire Stanfield -- but the reveal of it is so spoileriffic that people usually refer to [[spoiler:Young Conductor]] and Claire as if they're entirely different people until TheReveal.
* EyeScream: One of Claire's feats that did not make it into the anime was him gouging Spike's eyes off, right after the scene where Claire proposes to Chane and saves her from getting shot in the back by Spike.
* FearlessFool: He's convinced that he's immortal. [[AGodAmI Literally]].
* FingerWag: Claire does this in the middle of episode 13.
* FiveFingerFillet: Does this for fun with his own hand and Chic's scissors in ''Drug & Dominos".
* GenderBlenderName: No wonder he goes by so many different nicknames. Turns out he was named after his grandfather--Claire was a masculine name before the 1900s.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: As the Rail Tracer.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: To Chane.]]
* HeroicSociopath: His moral code is pretty heroic, if you put aside the fact he kills for a living and employs countless methods of torture.
* [[spoiler:[[HeroesWantRedheads Heroines Want Redheads]]: Eventually Chane towards our show's resident [[AxCrazy Ax]] CrazyAwesome HeroicSociopath.]]
* IHaveManyNames: Much to the annoyance of the Gandors, who have trouble keeping up with all of them. After the 1931 incident, he settles for the name "Felix Walken". He still lets some of his loved ones call him Claire, though.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Claire isn't particularly picky with what he uses to hurt people. Past examples include guns, knives, scissors, train tracks, his own ''teeth''...
* InformedAbility: Claire is supposed to be a genius, or at least was in his teens. The prologue for ''The Slash'' arc had Huey very interested in a rumor about a "red-haired kid adopted by The Gandors" who could assimilate any knowledge or ability properly taught to him ridiculously fast. Because of this, Huey himself tried to recruit Claire for his purposes. Unfortunately for Huey this happened after Claire had already left for the Circus.
** Also his overall strength, Narita seems to be fond of placing Claire at an immensurable pedestal when asked just how strong Claire really is. In the 3rd book Narita says Claire is the strongest character in the series by far, and in TheVerse he is somehow comparable to [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]; still not that bad as at that point only capable brawlers and Immortals were introduced, but when TheReveal about [[spoiler:Ronnie also being an ungodly EldritchAbomination happens]], Narita still places Claire as the strongest being in the series, in fact, Claire is often used as indicator of strength in the series by being compared to other characters, with them being weaker, comparable or an equal to him.
* InsufferableGenius: Claire will not let you forget that he is better than you.
-->'''Nick:''' Please, I'm beggin' you! Just havin' you on our side'd make us almost invincible!\\
'''Claire:''' Take out the "almost" part.
* [[spoiler:IWillFindYou: Towards Chane after he's forced to separate from her. He eventually finds her in Episode 15.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: For anime fans the fact that the Young Conductor is Claire Stanfield is the ultimate spoiler for the series, it is revealed on the 9th episode of a 13 episode anime (sans the extras), so it should be discussed with caution. In japan however, where the novels fared better than the anime, this is no big deal, the Rail Tracer is revealed in the 3rd book of a series that has surpassed more than a dozen of volumes and he is one of the most popular characters to boot, and since the reveal Claire has done too many notable things to be kept in secrecy on discussions.
* LetsGetDangerous: Unthreatened or off the job, Claire tends to behave more like an energetic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} than a notoriously infamous assassin. Then he bites your fingers off.
** This, of course, will be completly played straight if he ever goes ''full power'' against some future foe.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Claire believes that when he first told [[spoiler:Chane]] that he would save her, it was LoveAtFirstSight for him.
* MadnessMakeover: Covering himself in blood when becomes the Rail Tracer.
* ManBitesMan: Claire [[spoiler:severs Czeslaw's fingers]] with his teeth on the Flying Pussyfoot.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: He soaks himself in his victims' blood, which is described as red as wine. "Vino" means "wine" in Italian.]]
* [[spoiler:MeaningfulRename: To Felix Walken, since the legally dead Claire can't marry anyone.]]
* MutilationInterrogation: To put it simply, there was a lot of blood and screaming. Not that, you know, the series was short on either blood or screaming.
* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: An interesting case: he goes unnamed in the credits, but still ''appears'' in them as a [[ChekhovsGunman seemingly bit character]].
* OneManArmy: The train contained two groups of a dozen or so armed thugs apiece. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Claire slaughtered nearly all of them singlehandedly]] with what seemed like [[CareerKiller very little effort]], and still found time to [[spoiler:[[TortureTechnician torture Czeslaw]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards for trying to get more innocent passengers killed]], [[XanatosGambit convince Ladd to throw himself off the train]], [[ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving save Isaac and Miria]], and [[FourthDateMarriage propose to Chane]] while [[WackyMarriageProposal covered in blood]]]].
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Jerry Jewell's voice credits include the talkative SerialKiller Barry the Chopper in FullmetalAlchemist.
** Although, he is also [[CaseClosed Jimmy Kudo]], who stops murderers using logic and deduction.
* PlayingAgainstType: On the other hand, MasakazuMorita is generally known for straight-up heroes like [[FinalFantasyX Tidus]], [[{{Bleach}} Ichigo]] and [[SengokuBasara Maeda Keiji]]. Claire is pretty much anything ''but'' Morita's usual type.
** And Jerry Jewell also plays [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Jin]] and [[CaseClosed Jimmy Kudo]] who are vastly different from Claire.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner[=/=]ShoutOut: When Claire decides to finally pull one out in ''Drug & the Dominos'', he decides to make it count -- by quoting the first spoken lines of dialog ''in the history of film''.
-->'''Claire:''' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jazz_Singer_(1927_film) You ain't heard nothing yet!]]
* PsychoForHire: He's a nutjob who'll take murder contract against just about anyone [[spoiler: Even himself!]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: As Rail Tracer
* [[RedHeadedHero Red Headed]] {{Antihero}}
* [[spoiler:RedheadedStepchild: The ''literal'' redheaded stepchild of the Gandor family before running off to the circus.]]
* RedHerringShirt: Masquerades as a RedShirt up until TheReveal, at which point he cuts loose and almost instantly doubles the show's body count.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Claire goes on one after discovering that [[spoiler: one of the white-suits killed his conductor buddy, Tony,]] starting with the murderer and extending to pretty much anyone who's vaguely associated with said murderer.
* SacrificialLamb: A subversion: He initially starts off as a textbook case -- he shows up in both the OP and ED (though never quite as a named character), is [[DeadStarWalking voiced by a particularly well known seiyuu]], gets a fair number of lines in his introductory episode, and finally [[spoiler:gets unceremoniously killed off at the very end of episode 2]]. Then [[WhamEpisode episode 9]] rolls along and...
* SeriousBusiness: His {{Engaging Conversation}}s.
* SixthRanger: He would partially count for the Gandors, working for them at request, but Claire was always a Gandor by a technicality. The ''real'' example comes when he becomes [[spoiler:Felix Walken; when he swore loyalty towards Chane, Felix also extended it to Jacuzzi's gang, which Chane was a part of.]]
* SlasherSmile
* SerialRomeo: Claire's a bit too invested in the idea of LoveAtFirstSight for his own good ("You proposed to a complete stranger again, didn't you?").
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Only played straight in the novels, [[NoExportForYou unfortu]][[CompressedAdaptation nately]]. Claire has won every single fight he has been in, and by this trope's sake all of them with little to no effort at all, and exploited by being often the final and/or decisive battle of a particular arc. Lord may help any future villains if Narita ever drops Claire's resident status as the WildCard and makes him pull the LetsGetDangerous card for the first time ever.
-->'''Claire:''' When you’re fighting demons in those fairy tales, you’ll need the hero in fairy tales! In other words, me.
* ThatManIsDead: Claire Stanfield is legally dead, as he was counted as one of the victims of the Pussyfoot massacre. He bought the Felix Walken name from the retired assassin to legally marry Chane without complications, and insists that people call him [[InsistentTerminology Felix Walken]] instead of Claire.
* TechnicolorEyes: Katsumi Enami had varying colors for Claire's eyes during the [[LightNovel Light Novels]] run:
** EyesOfGold: The default, [[spoiler:to match Chane]].
*** HazelEyes: Some of Enami's art shows Claire with hazel eyes; he also appears to have this color eyes in the anime once he discards his Rail Tracer persona.
** CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Not the Rail Tracer [[GlowingEyesOfDoom kind]]. In a page spread for Another Junk Railroad, Claire ''literally'' has red eyes, the same shade as his hair. He also appears to have red eyes in some of his Rail Tracer scenes in the anime.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: He makes a point of doing a 'thorough job' when killing someone.
* TortureTechnician: Knows how to inflict pain in ways not even [[CompleteMonster Fermet]] thought of in 100 years.
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: Claire's penchant for erratic name-changing leads to a situation where someone ends up hiring him to kill himself. He plays along. Violent hilarity ensues.
* {{Ubermensch}}
-->'''Claire:''' Those who are strong can afford to show compassion...and ''I'' am ''strong!''
* [[spoiler:UnholyMatrimony: With Chane. They actually end up quite HappilyMarried.]]
* WackyMarriageProposal: All while [[spoiler:covered in blood]] and [[spoiler:standing on top of a speeding train]] too.
* WhatADrag: Inflicts this on various mooks (and [[spoiler:Czeslaw]]) in 1931, off the back of a ''train'' no less.
* WildCard: The only loyalties he has are towards the Gandors, [[spoiler:Chane and by proxy Jacuzzi's Gang]] -- and he's even willing to dick around with the former for shits and giggles.
** With the loyalty part secured for the Gandors, Luck still doesn't like to rely on him that much. Claire is too much of a Ultimate WildCard that Luck deliberately refuses many of Claire's offerings for help, claiming that it would make their henchmen useless and lazy to do anything.
* WorldsStrongestMan: {{Canon}} and WordOfGod contained in the ''Great Punk Railroad - Express Episode'' and later in ''Narita Saikyou Q&A'' confirms that Claire Stanfield is the strongest character in his home series, and one of the most five in TheVerse. The other four being [[{{Durarara}} Shizuo Heiwajima]] and Ronnie rivaling him, then comes abominations above their league such as Hawking from '''Vamp!''' who essentially is a ''black hole'' fond of leaping through the universe, and ''the strongest'' is No.37564 "Mob Combatant" the {{Mook}} who went FromNobodyToNightmare, who tops all of them, for the simple reason Narita made No.37564's whole basis for a character in '''Hariyama-san, Center of the World''' is him being exactly the ''strongest man in the history of time'', not much else going for him.
* WouldHitAGirl: Claire Stanfield supports gender equality.
* VagueAge: "Around twenty years old" in 1932, and "Around ninety years old" in 2002.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Russo family and associates]]

!!Ladd Russo
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ladd_2847.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200: [[LargeHam Thank you!]] [[ChewingTheScenery Fuck you!]] [[AxCrazy The star is here!]]]]
-> Voiced by: KeijiFujiwara (JP), BryanMassey (EN)

Ladd Russo is a man of few wants. He likes to talk a lot and he likes to kill a lot, and anything beyond that is purely superfluous. He works as the hitman of the Russo family, mostly because they figured that if they ''had'' to deal with his constant homicidal tendencies anyway, they might as well put them to good use. Of course, even the regular opportunities for gratuitous slaughter are just sometimes not enough for him, and he has to go search for his own means of bloody amusement. Hijacking the ''Flying Pussyfoot'', for example...

* AffablyEvil / LaughablyEvil: He's so energetic and hammy and funny, he's still likable even when he's dancing on someone's corpse. His fiance/MoralityPet helps.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Well, ''Lua'' certainly does. CaitlinGlass (Miria's VA) also admits some PerverseSexualLust for him on the DVDCommentary.
* [[spoiler:ArtificialLimbs: Gets one before his stay in Alcatraz in the ''Alice in Jails'' arc.]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Ladd shows off his love for Lua -- in his own psychotic, demented way, of course -- [[spoiler:during his LifeOrLimbDecision to save her.]] Of course, he's still a psychotic, demented bastard.
* AxCrazy: Called on it by his uncle; it's practically his job description.
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadassNormal: In a world of immortals and people with SuperStrength and super reflexes, he still manages to be one of the most dangerous characters.
* BeastAndBeauty: With Lua. Of course, with Ladd being... well, ''Ladd'', love is usually professed through gratuitous death threats.
* {{Bishounen}}: In the manga, he seems to be much more than in the show and novels.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BiTheWay [[spoiler:In the game, you can make him marry Claire, but he still admits that he still loves Lua, but not as much as Claire.]]
* BloodKnight: Of all the characters, he loves violence the most.
* BlueEyes
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: [[BOOMHeadshot Headshoting]] ten-year-olds is ''hilarious'', amirite?
* EvenEvilHasStandards: This may not count, but Ladd has standards: he only likes killing people who don't think they will ever die. This is why he spared Graham's life when the two fought; Graham had given up and said Ladd was free to kill him, which ruined all of Ladd's fun.
** It is implied he actually spared his uncle because they were family
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ForTheEvulz: All the killing, maiming, and other assorted horrible deeds that Ladd gets up to are generally because of this and nothing more.
* FreudianExcuse: Inverted. Ladd was a homicidal lunatic to begin with, but the [[spoiler:death of his first girlfriend Leila]] limited his range of targets to people who don't believe they can be killed.
* ICallItVera: It doesn't look like he's named his shotgun, but he is prone to kissing it.
* IncomingHam: "THANK YOU! FUCK YOU! THE STAR IS HERE!" All while posing and flailing dramatically.
* InsultBackfire: [[CardCarryingVillain "Your attempts at flattery are so ham-handed..."]]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: ''47'' times.
* KnifeNut: Along with a shotgun and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown his bare fists]], knives seems to be one of his preferred weapons.
* LargeHam: From his shouting, to his shooting, to punching someone while listing famous american boxers, his presence is huge.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: Ladd sacrifices his left arm [[spoiler:in preventing Claire from killing Lua.]]
* MadeOfIron: Punches a rail post so hard that it ([[spoiler: and his arm]]) explodes. In a flashback, he takes a high-speed wrench to the gut without flinching.
* ManInWhite
* MoralityPet: Lua, to a certain degree.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Ladd's specialty.
* OddFriendship: During Alice in Jails, he forms a good friendship with Firo and Isaac, of all people.
** Along with his childhood friend Who.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Both to [[MadLove Lua]] and [[DefeatEqualsFriendship Graham]]. It's his sick little way of [[YouWillBeSpared showing his love]].
* PlayingAgainstType: In English, Ladd Russo's voice actor Brian Massey is....[[DragonballZ Oolong the pig?]] No seriously, he is.
* PsychoForHire: Ladd's an interesting variation in that he mostly gets work because he's the nephew of the head of the Russo family.
* RefugeInAudacity: Probably the reason why he's so popular.
* SlasherSmile: His default expression.
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers: His first girlfriend Leila was from the family of an influential politician. Ladd is the nephew of the Russo Family boss. She was killed during elopement.]]
* VillainProtagonist: Well ''everyone'' is technically a protagonist and he serves this role to Claire on the Flying Pussyfoot.
* WhiteShirtOfDeath: The plan was to get it splattered with ''other people'''s blood. [[ForegoneConclusion That didn't work out too well]].
* [[WouldHurtAChild Would Kill A Child]]: Ladd blows off a $10,000 job just so he could demonstrate that, yes, he ''would'' hurt a child.
--> '''Ladd:''' You're just ''so'' sure I'm not going to do ''this'' [[BoomHeadshot * BOOM* ]]
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Leeza would have learned the hard way, if not for Firo's intervention.]]
* YouWillBeSpared: "I'll kill you last" is Ladd's way of telling you he likes you.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: His looks and voice (either in Japanese or English) sure doesn't make one realize that he just turned 25 years old.


!!Lua Klein
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lua_795.bmp]]
-> Voiced by: Eri Yasui (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)

Ladd's fiancee, a soft-spoken and docile DeathSeeker. Ladd has promised to kill her after he's killed everyone else, being uninterested in killing people who actually want to die.

* BeastAndBeauty: Look at her fiance, and then at her.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DissonantSerenity: Never appears to be bothered by her lover's carnage.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: "I can't wait to kill you" are probably the most romantic words in the English language for her.
* HiddenDepths: In the novels she seems to understand Ladd's emotional dependency on her and stays around because she loves him.
* MadLove
* MoralityPet: Subversion. While she's in the near-perfect position to ''be'' the morality pet, she actually serves to underscore Ladd's crazy rather than cull it.
** And yet, played straight in that [[spoiler: Ladd sacrifices his arm to save her.]]
* TheQuietOne
* RapunzelHair
* SpiderSense: Mild version. In the novels, Ladd claims that Lua's intuition had saved him from death multiple times. Unfortunately for him, Lua warns him of danger just as [[spoiler:she is climbing onto the roof of the Flying Pussyfoot.]]
* TooDumbToLive: She finds out her boyfriend's tangled up with a crazy mass murderer, so what does she do? Goes to find him and warn him! Of course, she ''is'' batshit insane and [[DeathSeeker may be doing it on purpose....]]
* WomanInWhite

!!Graham Specter
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/graham_9557.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[PsychopathicManchild Another character you don't want to see smiling]].]]
-> Voiced by: TomokazuSugita (JP), ChrisPatton (EN)

One of Ladd's loyal underlings. After being defeated by Ladd in battle, Graham decided to follow him. His favored weapon is a gigantic wrench, and he had the uncanny ability to strip cars down to nuts and bolts in mere seconds. Also, he [[MotorMouth never stops talking]].

* AffablyEvil: Oddly polite, even at his most psychotic.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Some fans suspect this might be the case, mainly because of his massive fanboying of Ladd and his [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Dragynstorm/Baccano15/Baccano15_59.jpg complete disrespect for other men's personal space]]. He also seems to ''really'' like [[spoiler:Jacuzzi]].
-->'''Graham:''' [''to [[spoiler:Jacuzzi]]''] I like you. You can use this warehouse any time you want. It's my property. Later! Let's meet again someday. When that annoying redhead isn't there, that is.
* AxCrazy: Rivals Ladd's.
* BiTheWay: Probably. Graham's bromantic fanboying of [[HeroWorshipper Ladd]] -- and liking [[spoiler:[[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Jacuzzi]]]] -- certainly says much, but he also stated that he prefers [[LikesOlderWomen older women]]. Also, shown below, his "first love" was his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]]. He briefly takes a liking to [[spoiler:[[BattleButler Chane]]]], but it has probably more or less to do with [[spoiler:Chane]] being a WorthyOpponent and Graham having a bit of an InLoveWithYourCarnage moment while they were fighting.
** In the light novels, [[spoiler:he briefly falls in love with Huey's homunculus, Sickle.]]
* {{Bishounen}}
* BodyHorror: As a child, Graham's parents scolded him for taking things apart and was told to consider how it might feel to be on the receiving end. Little Graham took this to heart and dislocated every single one of his joints with the exception of his right hand (he used it to take himself apart).
* BrotherSisterIncest: A line in the novels say that Graham's "first love" was his sister. No other information has been released about her yet. This has lead fans to speculate that Graham [[BiTheWay may be bisexual]].
* CatchPhrase: "Let's make a sad, sad story..."
** At least, this is the most common. Graham's rants tend to fixate on certain topics and all have their own special catchphrases.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Possibly ''the'' most extreme example in the anime as in the novels he is overshadowed quite quickly, he can use his wrench to smash a ten-foot-wide crater, deflect bullets, and even ''completely take apart a car in seconds''.
* ChewingTheScenery
* ChrisPatton: The DVDCommentary notes that this is just "a very ChrisPatton kind of role."
* DefeatMeansFriendship: How did Ladd Russo become his bestest friend in the whole wide world? By kicking his ass.
* {{Fanboy}}: # 1 fanboy of Ladd Russo and proud of it.
* {{Fetish}}: For disassembling or just flat out breaking stuff.
* GratuitousEnglish: Well, in the Japanese dub. LAVU AND PEEEEEEES!
* HeroWorshipper: Graham is pretty much convinced that Ladd is the second coming of Christ.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Let us reiterate: Hero Worships Ladd.
* ImprobableHairstyle: As the cast commentary notes, there is entirely no way to justify how Graham - a loony mechanic living in the 1930s - is capable of maintaining that J-rocker haircut of his.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[WrenchWhack A monkey wrench]]
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: A monkey wrench he can use to catch ''shotgun bullets''.
* LargeHam: You know he never stops talking? He never talks ''quietly'' either. And he tends to be constantly moving and breaking things while monologuing.
* LikesOlderWomen: Seemingly.
-->'''Graham:''' Kidnapping a growing woman is exciting in itself, but unfortunately, I am into older women!
* MadArtist: Graham thinks taking apart things - and ''[[AxCrazy people]]'' - is a beautiful goal in life.
* [[MadeOfIron Made of Steel]]: Survives his insane battle with Ladd. Also fights and defeats [[spoiler:Christopher, one of Lamia's best fighters]].
* MomentKiller: He ''tries'' to kill the moment for Claire. Claire doesn't let him.
* MotorMouth: And damn near to the point of full out schizophasia.
* MoodSwinger: Rapidly cycles from one emotion to another, almost always expressing it in its extreme.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* PeekABangs
* ThePhilosopher: A villainous one who changes his philosophy as it suits him but nonetheless.
* PlayingAgainstType: His Japanese voice actor is TomokazuSugita. That would be [[TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]] and [[{{Kanon}} Yuuichi]] for those in the know, and Graham is about as far from those as you can get.
* TalkativeLoon: Holy shit, does Graham love to talk.
* TechnicalPacifist: Graham's not a pacifist by any means, but he'll never kill anyone because it makes him feel guilty afterwards.
* WarriorPoet: We have no idea what the hell he's saying, but it sure ''sounds'' poetic...
** "Time spent in boredom is good." This, following a long rant about "DEATH TO TEDIUM". True wisdom, Graham.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jacuzzi's gang]]

!!Jacuzzi Splot
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jacuzzi_66.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:How he reacts to pretty much everything.]]
-> Voiced by: DaisukeSakaguchi (JP), Joel [=McDonald=] (EN)

Nice's long-time boyfriend and co-leader. Jacuzzi may ''look'' like a sniveling, hopeless coward, but that's only because he ''is'' a sniveling, hopeless coward...''most'' of the time. It's probably not a good idea to piss him off, or else you might find out just why the Russo family has such a [[WantedPoster high bounty on his head]].

* {{Adorkable}}: He's cute, awkward and cries a lot.
* AntiHero: Type II or III
* ApologisesALot: Jacuzzi offers apologies for things including being run into and introducing himself.
* BadassAdorable: Jacuzzi's basically a timid, adorkable, baby-faced teenager who somehow manages to out-badass nearly all the badasses in a WorldOfBadass.
* BadassNormal: He's not immortal, he doesn't have CharlesAtlasSuperPower, he's just a kid.
* BadassOnPaper: He's the leader of a gang of bootleggers, destroyed 18 Russo Family speakeasies in a single night, survived the Pussyfoot Train incident including fighting unarmed with a single, tiny bomb against someone with a flamethrower, stood up to Ladd Russo, willingly almost fought Claire, sacrificed himself to protect someone from being harmed, and has a sword tattoo on his face. He's also a timid shrinking violet who cries all the time, not the least bit physically intimidating, has no special skills, and one of the nicest characters in entire cast.
* BerserkerTears: He cries [[strike:even]] especially while kicking ass.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The reason he has a bounty on his head.
* ChasteHero: Even though they've effectively been "[[OfficialCouple together]]" for ten years, Jacuzzi doesn't kiss Nice until he goes to drive the Lemures off the train and [[DyingDeclarationOfLove thinks he might not be coming back]].
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Nice's.
* CowardlyLion: While capable of complete badassery when needed, he is incredibly awkward around people he doesn't know and is easily scared by nearly everything to the point of tears otherwise.
** The title of episode five sums it up - "Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared, And Musters Reckless Valor".
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: ''Holy shit'', don't fuck with this kid...
* DistinguishingMark: The sword tattoo on his face.
* EmbarrassingTattoo: Jacuzzi treats his facial tattoo like one. If you're wondering [[FridgeLogic why Jacuzzi of all people would get a ginormous tattoo on his face]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming it does get addressed]].
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: ''This'' guy robbed eighteen Mafia owned speakeasies? In ''one night''!?
* FailOSuckyName: But don't let it fool you!
* ForeignSoundingGibberish: Not the only one, as you may have noticed, but certainly the most amusing example.
* LetsGetDangerous: "Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared and Musters Reckless Valor."
* MagneticHero: There's a reason he's co-leader.
* MartyrWithoutACause: Has demonstrated this tendency on a relatively regular basis. For example -- attempting to turn himself in to [[spoiler:Graham]] in return for [[spoiler:Chane]]'s safety, even though he's known her for mere hours ''at most''.
* TheMessiah: Jaccuzi makes a point of trying to be nice to nearly anyone and everyone he meets, [[BewareTheNiceOnes provided they're not looking to hurt his friends]].
* NotSoWeak: Part of the reason the Lemures failed
* OneManArmy: Once again, he raided ''eighteen'' Russo speakeasies single handedly, in a single night.
* OlderThanTheyLook: While the disparity between apparent age versus real age starts off pretty small (maybe a year or two), Jacuzzi's boyishness persists over the course of the series. By ''Alice in Jails'' he's probably in his early twenties, but still looks like he's in his mid-teens.
* [[HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim She Will Not Cry So I Cry For Her]]: Jacuzzi towards Nice.
* ShrinkingViolet: Jaccuzi once broke down crying just trying to ''introduce himself''.
* TattooedCrook
* UnfortunateNames: Jacuzzi Splot. ''Jacuzzi Splot!'' '''''JACUZZI! SPLOT!'''''

!!Nice Holystone
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nice_7767.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Burn scars have never looked this good.]]
-> Voiced by: YuuKobayashi (JP), ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)

One of two leaders of a small-time gang of delinquents and rum-runners. Nice's highly apparent scars hint at her sometimes dangerous fondness for explosions. And by fondness, we mean full-blown fetish. Best not to let this girl near a lighter.

* AntiHero: Type III
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Unlike Jacuzzi Splot, hers is a name people would like to have.
* CargoShip: {{In-universe}}. Nice ''really'' likes explosives. Yes, in ''that'' way.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance
* CoolBigSis: Acts this way towards most of Jacuzzi's gang.
* EyepatchOfPower: [[spoiler:She even hides a ''bomb'' in it.]]
* EyeScream: That explosives fetish of hers has caused problems in the past...
* {{Fetish}}: For explosions.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Antihero scars.
* MadBomber: Did we mention she likes to see things go boom? Because ''really'' she likes to see things go boom, fire safety be damned.
* ScarsAreForever: After her rather disastrous experiments with explosives as a child.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SpecsOfAwesome
* StuffBlowingUp
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Stabbed a mook in the head with a knife... and left a bomb attached to the hilt.
* ThereWasADoor: Nice does not care if your door was already open -- she will blow it up anyway.
** {{Lampshaded}} by Donny and Nick in Episode 15:
--> '''Donny:''' Nice, the place was open. Why'd you blow it up?\\
'''Nick:''' Now Donny, what kind of question is that? The boss likes to blow stuff up.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: [[RunningGag Have we mentioned she likes explosives?]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She becomes a sort of tomboy to Chane's girly girl once Chane falls in with the gang.

!!Donny
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/4081_5412.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200: He's every bit as tough as he looks.]]

Originally from Mexico, Donny traveled by himself to the US. As a member of Jacuzzi and Nice's gang, he's pretty much responsible for taking out anyone who threatens the gang.

* TheBigGuy: Type C
* BigDamnHero: When Jacuzzi was cornered by a Russo thug, Donny ''broke the guy's hand''.
* DumbMuscle: Subverted. While his size and strength do come in handy, he has at least average intelligence. Also, since he's from Mexico, he speaks two languages.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Does this when a Russo mook pulled a gun on Jacuzzi.
* HulkSpeak: In the Japanese version.
* TheQuietOne: Almost never raises his voice above a mumble.

!!Chaini
[[quoteright:228:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Chaini_2538.jpg]]
A member of Jacuzzi's gang. Nothing is known about Chaini aside from her infamous ''Hyahah~'' moments. It's unknown if she's actually ''greeting'' anyone like it appears in the dub, or if it is just one of her [[VerbalTic tics]].

* FlatCharacter
* NerdGlasses
* NoNameGiven: In the anime.
* PerpetualSmiler: most likely the only character in the series to show a ''genuine innocent'' smile all the time, [[StepfordSmiler unlike]] [[SlasherSmile all the]] [[AxCrazy others]].
* TheSpeechless: ''even'' in the novels.
* TagAlongKid
* VerbalTic: Hyahah!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Genoard family]]

!!Eve Genoard
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eve_1569.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[WorldOfBadass Yeah she's deadly too]].]]
-> Voiced by: MarinaInoue (JP), Jād Saxton (EN)

A young lady on the lookout for her older brother, Dallas, after he disappeared from the Genoard household two years beforehand after her family was robbed of their money by a pair of thieves.

* [[spoiler: BadassDamsel: A sweet and polite young lady who escapes her kidnappers and doesn't hesitate to avenge her father. She may not know about the family business, but she has the same iron will.]]
* [[spoiler:BewareTheNiceOnes: Once she learns that Gustavo murdered her father and brother in ''Drug & the Dominos'', Eve loses nearly all resemblance of her [[TheIngenue ingenue]] status and immediately tries to blow off his head with a discarded revolver. The only thing that stops her is Luck deliberately taking the bullet and [[ShootTheDog finishing off the guy himself]].]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* TheIngenue: A sweet and polite young lady. So much so that Nick got in trouble for using her. [[spoiler:Subverted in ''Drug & the Dominos'' -- see BewareTheNiceOnes and NotSoDifferent.]]
* LonelyRichKid
* MafiaPrincess: She believes her family makes most of its money from textiles.
* MoralityPet: To Dallas... sort of.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:After trying to [[WhatTheHellHero call Luck out]] for what he did to Dallas, Eve realizes that she can be just as remorselessly vengeful as he when she immediately responds to the discovery that Gustavo murdered her father and oldest brother by trying to blow his head off. She admits as much, and apologizes to Luck for her previous words, just before pulling the trigger.]]
* ObliviousYoungerSibling
* [[spoiler:ThisIsUnforgivable: In ''Drug & the Dominos'' after Gustavo Baggetta brags that he killed her father and oldest brother. See BewareTheNiceOnes above.]]

!!Dallas Genoard
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dallas_6616.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:He's an asshole. I'm not lying.]]
-> Voiced by: Atsushi Imaruoka (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)

Eve Genoard's missing brother and grade-A asshole. Spent most of the time picking fights, pissing away money on booze, and generally being a complete dick. The one chink in his armor is his sister Eve, of whom he seems to be [[BigBrotherInstinct rather protective]].

* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream: Partial example. Luck decided to put him and his friends in barrels filled with cement and dump them in the river, with their {{Healing Factor}}s keeping them constantly drowning to death. However, their incomplete version of the elixir means they would have eventually died of old age, and a couple years later Luck lets Eve drudge them out as long as they don't mess with the Gandors anymore.]]
* AssholeVictim
* BigBrotherInstinct: Although as with everything ''else'' he does, he mostly fails at acting on it.
* ButtMonkey: Dallas pretty much gets kicked around by ''everyone''. Given [[{{Jerkass}} what kind of person he is]], we might actually enjoy it.
* [[spoiler:CementShoes]]
* HealingFactor: Dallas is an "incomplete" immortal, meaning he'll recover from any sort of physical harm, but still ages naturally.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: High on the "ineffectual", low on the "sympathetic."
* IronButtmonkey: Dallas when his deaths are being PlayedForLaughs. It's justified in that he is actually immortal.
* JerkAss: You will not like Dallas. This is a fact. [[spoiler:However, once he is pulled out of the river in ''The Slash'' and finally returned to Eve, he actually turns over a new leaf and becomes a beloved philanthropist. I'm not kidding.]]
* KickTheDog: Dallas seems entirely composed of these, which is probably why he gets his ass kicked so often.
* OutGambitted: After murdering some of the Gandors' men, Dallas figures he can pin it on that StreetUrchin that kicked his ass earlier that day -- two birds with one stone, right? Not when said StreetUrchin is Luck Gandor's childhood friend, you can't.
* PetTheDog: His only redeeming quality is his [[BigBrotherComplex affection and protectiveness of his little sister]], Eve.
* StrawLoser: When you get right down to it, half of his purpose in the story is to suck at everything and make the Gandor family members look good.
* [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity With Great Power Comes Great Asshattery]]: Though he doesn't go crazy, Dallas does turn his {{Jerkass}} behavior up to eleven once he realizes he can't be killed for it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Runorata Family and Associates]]

!!Bartolo Runorata
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The Don of the Runorata Family.

* TheChessmaster
* TheDon
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Bartolo has designated the Martillo Family off-limits to his men because he is from the same town as Don Molsa Martillo.
* [[spoiler:ImmortalitySeeker: His motive for seeking Dallas out.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Gustavo.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:In the anime, he executes Gustavo for this reason]].

!!Gustavo Bagetta
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* TheBrute
* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation: In the anime, he is unceremoniously shot and killed by Bartolo Runorata. In the novels, Gustavo is beaten by Luck and stabbed in the neck with Luck's severed arm, but manages to survive… only to go to jail and get trounced by Ladd.]]
* DumbMuscle
* SocialDarwinist
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Bagetta/Ragetta
* UnwittingPawn

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Beriam family and associates]]

!!Manfred Beriam
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/manfred_2170.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakata (JP), Bill Jenkins (EN)

A US Senator. His wife and daughter were passengers on the Flying Pussyfoot and were taken as hostages to force Manfred use his political power to [[spoiler:free Huey from prison. He does not comply]]. In the anime, Beriam's main goal seems to be [[spoiler:becoming immortal, for which purpose he and Don Runorata hope to find and experiment on Dallas]]. In the novels, he wants to [[spoiler:destroy all immortals]] for reasons unknown, possibly in cooperation with [[spoiler:the Nebula corporation]].

* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: In the anime Beriam seems very uncaring towards his family, [[spoiler:even when they were safely rescued.]] In the novels he [[spoiler:wonders why Rachel didn't like recieving his reward money. His wife calls him on it, saying that he should be happy to have his family back in one piece. Manfred actually thinks about it for a moment, and he does feel happy as he sees his daughter smiling.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* FantasticRacism: In the books, he hates all immortals for unknown reasons aside from being a proud human himself.
* FlatCharacter: Barely seen in the anime, and even in the novels where he is involved with more plot threads, Manfred interacts with almost no one, has no extensive dialogue from himself, and has few direct ties with the main cast.
* TheStoic: Nothing that passes through his mind seems to move the muscles of his face.
* TheUnfettered
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity: A corrupt senator who is in cahoots with the mafia. In the anime, he shows no concern for his family's well-being]].

!!Natalie Beriam
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/natalie_7405.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: Miki Itou (JP), Amy Rosenthal (EN)

Manfred's wife and a passenger on the Flying Pussyfoot. When the train is hijacked, [[spoiler:the Lemures]] take her and Mary hostage in the hopes of persuading the Senator to [[spoiler:arrange Huey's release.]]

* BlueEyes
* DistressedDamsel: Mother and daughter.
* FlatCharacter: And a satellite to ''another'' FlatCharacter.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Manfred, who already is quite the FlatCharacter himself.

!!Mary Beriam
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maryberiam_7668.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: Saori Goto (JP), CheramiLeigh (EN)

Manfred and Natalie's daughter. Taken hostage along with her mother.

* BlueEyes
* DistressedDamsel: With her mother.
* FlatCharacter
* MoralityPet: For Czes in the novel, where he decides to not hand her over to the white suits because [[spoiler:he didn't want to betray a child like he was betrayed by Fermet.]]
* SatelliteCharacter
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Immortals and related characters]]

!!Szilard Quates
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[[caption-width-right:200:Run.]]
-> Voiced by: Kinyruu Arimoto (JP), R Bruce Elliott (EN)

One of the original immortals on the ''Advena Avis.'' He fights with Maiza over whether or not to share the secret of immortality with the world at large, and after Maiza and the others reject his plans, he murders several of them and escapes with half the formula for the immortality elixir. Since then, he's experimented to try and recreate the entire elixir. He's also dabbled in creating Homunculi, including his current servant, Ennis.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Would argue this [[ForScience in the name of science]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: ([[BadassBookworm Way]] more dangerous then you'd think. Apparently eating all those people has made him much stronger.
* BigBad: For the Rolling Bootlegs/1930's arc.
* ElderlyImmortal: The only one among the 1711 immortals.
* EvilOldFolks: Lampshaded. Szilard mentions that he actively mistrusts anyone younger than himself. Ennis points out that this means pretty much everyone.
* FeelNoPain: In the novels, he is stated to have alchemically modified his body so that he does not feel pain.
* FlatCharacter: He has stereotypical motivations, and no real personality beyond wanting to acquire more power and make life miserable for Maiza and Ennis.
* ForScience: According to him, this is his motivation for everything he does, although in truth he's just as driven by straight [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity power-madness]] and a personal grudge against Maiza.
* GhostMemory: He probably has more ghost memories than actual legitimately acquired memories. [[spoiler:The same can be said of Firo once he devours Szilard.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Szilard is killed when his creation, Ennis, teaches Firo (granted immortality by an elixir Szilard sponsored the creation of) the method of killing other immortals -- meaning that Szilard is destroyed by ''two'' of his own creations working together.]]
** All of which only happens ''after'' he gets run over by his own car.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: fear and the promise of immortality
* [[spoiler:IdenticalGrandson: His several-greats grandson]] in the 2001 novel [[spoiler:[[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TtOOt2pTDTo/TJbFCJmTdxI/AAAAAAAAAL0/sDhT-0IQY3s/s1600/04_01.png looks quite a bit like him.]] ]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Technically speaking "consuming" immortals isn't quite cannibalism, but he has once commented that he enjoys the taste of spinal fluid.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3.
* ImplacableMan: "Maiza...why is that old guy still standing?"
** Said after Szilard gets hit with enough Tommygun ammo to reduce his surroundings to matchwood. He barely flinches.
* MadScientist: Originally he was a garden variety scientist, but then he [[EvilTastesGood started eating his fellow immortals.]]
* MeaningfulName: Possibly to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%C3%B3_Szil%C3%A1rd Leó Szilárd]], Hungarian physicist who patented the concept of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi.
* {{Omniscience}}: His goal, if the fact that he was researching [[spoiler:"true" homunculi which would be omniscient at the price of being confined to a bottle]] is anything to go by.
* PragmaticVillainy: Why does Szilard care that he hit Isaac and Miria with a car? Only because running over random pedestrians attracts attention, which when you're a mad immortal running a top-secret Elixir-brewing operation is the last thing you need.
* [[spoiler:RasputinianDeath: Shot full of holes, hit by a car, stabbed in the back, set on fire, getting his arm sliced in half the long way, and then ''finally'' consumed by Firo.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Only one to actually seem old.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Maiza in 1930; also the closest he gets to a MotiveRant.
* TrulySingleParent: Ennis is the only the lastest servant he's created from himself.
* VillainBall: Had you taken father lessons from Huey, then [[spoiler: your creation wouldn't have revealed the method of killing you after all the abuse she's taken.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Give this man a means of advancing his knowledge by "eating" other people and he goes ''absolutely nuts''.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness[=/=]YouHaveFailedMe: Somewhat more justified[[hottip:* :rationally, not morally]] than most other frequent perpetrators of these in that he actually ''[[YouKillItYouBoughtIt gains]]'' [[GhostMemory something]] from killing his subordinates.
* YouWillBeAssimilated: He's spent the last two hundred years hunting down other members of the 1711 group so he can devour them and absorb everything they have. [[spoiler: [[KarmicDeath And he gets devoured by Firo after having fire burning on his head]]]].

!!Ennis
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[[caption-width-right:200:"Just Ennis."]]
-> Voiced by: SanaeKobayashi (JP), BrinaPalencia (EN)

Szilard's Homunculus and reluctant servant, only following his orders because he could kill her with a single thought should she ever refuse. Deeply troubled by what she is forced to do, she is touched by a brief encounter with Isaac and Miria and their kindness towards her. Now if only she can protect them from getting all caught up in this with her...

* ActionGirlfriend: Before Firo met her, he was an ordinary gangster. After meeting her [[spoiler: He's an immortal ganster with centuries worth of alchemic knowledge.]]
* ArtificialHuman
* {{Asexuality}}[=/=]ObliviousToLove: Much to Firo's dismay.
** [[spoiler:She eventually reciprocates his feelings and they get married... ''fifty years later'', though.]]
* TheAtoner: Ennis blames herself for not being brave enough to stand up against Szilard. [[spoiler:Her eventual retaliation against him for the sake of Isaac and Miria]] was a deliberate attempt at RedemptionEqualsDeath. [[spoiler:Luckily, Firo proved that that wouldn't be necessary]].
* BattleButler: A subversion. She appears to be spot-on example at first, but by the time she meets Isaac and Miria, it becomes very clear that her loyalty towards Szilard is purely out of fear.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: To Isaac and Miria. Their enthusiastic niceness to her during a chance meeting leads to [[spoiler:her being willing to sacrifice her life to buy them time to escape from Szilard]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* BlankSlate: She was "born" as one of these. She's generally grown out of it by the start of the series, primarily because Szilard was able to directly transfer any information to her as he wished ([[spoiler:and she developed a conscience from that one guy she "devoured"]]), but she's still lacking in [[{{Asexuality}} at least one department]].
* CoolBigSis: Ends up as one for [[spoiler:Czeslaw Meyer]] after Isaac and Miria get it into their heads they should get her a little brother for a ''vacation souvenir''. Turns out rather well, all things considering.
* DemotedToExtra: In the second half of the 2002 arc.
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: YMMV quite heavily, but let's see. A pale-skinned artificial human created by a major antagonist (Who considers her replaceable at any time), who starts off as emotionless but slowly gains emotions over the course of the story, and who betrays him when his plan is about to come to fruition? [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei]], is that you?]]
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: to Firo.]]
* HeroesWantRedheads: [[DoggedNiceGuy Firo]] certainly does.
* HotChickInABadassSuit
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* InnocentCohabitation: With Firo, after the 1930 arc.
* LittleBlackDress: Wears one when going aboard the ''Entrance'' in 2002.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: A variant. While she does betray her 'father' and fall for the [[spoiler: Decoy]] protagonist, they're seperate events. She betrayed for the sake of [[spoiler: Issac and Miria]] not the protagonist.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal
* MysteriousWaif: Starts out this way.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Or at least she ''intended'' it to, but Firo had better ideas.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's a kind and affection person, with a quiet outer coating.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Even though Ennis is an ArtificialHuman, she was still created from Szilard's own cells. Firo even comments that she's way too hot to be related to Szilard.
* VagueAge: The only real hint to her age, chronological ''or'' biological, is that she identifies Firo to be "her age, maybe younger" when they first meet. Given that [[OlderThanTheyLook disproportionately youthful looks]] are pretty much Firo's defining physical characteristic, this helps jack shit.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: It took her quite awhile to grasp the concept of romantic love.

!!Chane Laforet
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[[caption-width-right:200:"..."]]
->Voiced(?) by: RyoHirohashi (JP), MonicaRial (EN)

The mute daughter of Huey Laforet, with whom she shares a psychic connection. Ruthlessly loyal to her father, she is also a skilled fighter with daggers. Chane is uncomfortable with friendly relationships, but starts to warm up to Jacuzzi's offer of friendship and [[spoiler:Claire's]] love proposals as time goes on.

* AntiHero: Type IV
* BadassNormal: An ordinary girl who can hold her own with people like [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower Ladd and Graham.]]
* BattleButler: For her father.
* BerserkButton: Even mentioning Huey's name wrong or claiming to know any of his secrets (such as his immortality) can press her buttons.
* CharmPoint: According to [[spoiler:Claire]], it's the remembrance of [[spoiler:the note she left for him]], when she [[InLoveWithYourCarnage killed the White Suits]], being a CuteMute, and how she's an EmotionlessGirl that makes [[spoiler:Claire]] fall in love with her even more.
* CuteMute: [[spoiler:Claire]] thinks her inability to talk is completely hot.
* EmotionlessGirl
* [[spoiler:EngagingConversation: With Claire. They become informally engaged after just two meetings -- and right after they try to kill each other, at that.]]
* EyesOfGold
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Her greatest fear is that she'll be forced to choose between [[spoiler:Claire]] and her loyalty to her father.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: To Claire.]]
* HighHeelFaceTurn
* HotAmazon: [[spoiler:Claire and Graham]] both appreciate her prowess with knives.
* KnifeNut
* LoveMartyr: Towards her father. Huey doesn't even consider her ''human'', but she'll still bend over backwards just to please him.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: As noted above, she's afraid of the 'betrayal' aspect of this trope. Otherwise she fits perfectly.
* NotSoStoic: Chane remains almost completely expressionless up until [[spoiler:[[EngagingConversation Claire]]]] shows up.
** Earlier on, she becomes [[BerserkButton very,]] ''[[BerserkButton very]]'' [[BerserkButton pissed off]] when Ladd insults Huey.
* OddFriendship: With Miria, after Isaac is arrested in the ''Alice in Jails'' arc.
* ParentalAbandonment: Chane's mother left her to be raised by Huey [[spoiler:and practically skipped off without a care. The only resistance she put up was a [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne complaint about the fact that Huey called her too clumsy to raise a child.]]]]
* PimpedOutDress: [[spoiler:Claire]] has one sent to her as a gift. He even had it thoughtfully custom-made to include a [[KnifeNut holster for her knife]].
* [[spoiler:SixthRanger: Officialy joins Jacuzzi's gang after defecting from the Lemures.]]
* TheSpeechless
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: After falling in with Nice, Jacuzzi, and co., she becomes a sort of girly girl to Nice's tomboy.
* TranquilFury: Her silence makes her attacks all the scarier.
* {{Tykebomb}}: Technically speaking, Huey didn't initially intend for her to be a living weapon. However, discovering that [[WellDoneSonGuy she had a natural inclination towards trying to make him happy]] gave him...''ideas''.
* [[spoiler:UnholyMatrimony: With Claire. They actually end up quite HappilyMarried.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Chane has a good deal of difficulty understanding that relationships don't have to be utilitarian. When [[spoiler:Claire]] proposes to her despite him having nothing tangible to gain from it, her mind nearly breaks.
* WomanInBlack
* [[spoiler:WomanInWhite: During Episode 15 and 16, Chane wears a white PimpedOutDress given to her by Claire, who wanted to express his love for her. He even had it custom-made to include a holster for her knife. [[{{Squee}} D'aww...]]]]

!!Huey Laforet
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[[caption-width-right:186:All he sees are "[[StrappedToAnOperatingTable Raw Materials]]"]]
-> Voiced by: SusumuChiba (JP), EricVale (EN)

Chane's father, and considered by the other surviving ''Advena Avis'' passengers to be the creepiest one of their kind. Huey is a self-proclaimed man of science that doesn't let silly, intangible concepts like "ethics" or [[MadScientist "sanity"]] get in the way of a good experiment. Currently, he's been imprisoned for acts of treason and terrorism against the United States. He's also the figurehead of a {{Cult}} known as the Lemures, who are convinced that Huey can give them the secret to immortality.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Everything is ForScience.
* AbusiveParents: Emotionally abusive towards his daughters, and physically too, if you count homunculi created by him as his children.
* AgeAppropriateAngst: In 1705, 15-year old Huey's angsty NietzscheWannabe-ism is pointed out by the narration to be an extremely teenaged line of thought.
* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence:]] Huey claims that his ultimate goal is to either [[spoiler:create or become a demon like Ronnie.]]
* BigBad: One of them, in the 1930s.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:He escapes Alcatraz... in pieces.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Huey was ten when his mother was arrested and tried for witchcraft. [[spoiler:His mother's accusations, in turn, are what led to the trials that wiped out the entire village that Huey trusted.]]
* CorruptionByAMinor: [[spoiler:He began the counterfeiting operation in Lotto Valentino before he turned fifteen.]]
* {{Cult}}: Has one dedicated to him.
* [[spoiler:DeadLittleSister: Losing his mother to the witch hunts is what turned him into a NietzscheWannabe in his teenage years -- Monica's death in 1710 is what finally pushed him over the edge.]]
** Add to this the fact that rumor had it that Huey himself [[spoiler:killed Monica]], which Huey never took the trouble to correct.
* DissonantSerenity
* DudeLooksLikeALady: "It's a man...I ''think''."
** The extent of Huey's androgyny is shown in ''The Children of Bottle''. After not seeing Sylvie or Huey for centuries (and not realizing that Sylvie [[SheIsAllGrownUp waited a few years before taking the Elixir of life]]), Elmer mistakes the former for the latter[[hottip:* :Although he adds a JustJokingJustification after the whole bit]]. Huey does not get mistaken for a beautiful woman -- beautiful women get mistaken for ''him''.
-->'''Elmer:'''You're Huey! Huey Laforet, aren't you! Why're you dressed like a woman?\\
'''Sylvie:''' I'm not!\\
'''Elmer:''' Eh, you're not? I'm wrong? I could've sworn that Huey was the only one on that boat who was this pretty...
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Huey will not let any harm befall anything that is outside the designated parameters of his experiments. He also refuses to take hostages.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: Um...yeah....
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Later in the novels, Firo takes one of his eyes. He inflicts this on Renée at the end of 1934.]]
* EyesOfGold
* ForScience: Huey's excuse for ''everything''.
* FrenchJerk
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Elmer. According to Huey, Elmer's the only human being that he saw as something beyond "experimental guinea pig," and Elmer's been noted to be one of the only men in the world not thoroughly creeped the fuck out by Huey.
* HotDad: Huey looks pretty good for a 240-year old father of three.
* IdenticalStranger: Fans have noticed that [[{{Durarara}} Kasuka Heiwajima]] (from a different series, but in the same [[TheVerse 'verse]]) looks like a brown-eyed clone of Huey despite the fact that they're not even the same ethnicity, much less related. Volume 8 of ''Durarara'' confirms that people in-universe get the same impression, as Saki notes Huey's strangely identical grandson looks almost a hell of a lot like a younger version of the Japanese model/actor in question. And considering by the usual [[IdenticalGrandson implication]] this 'verse [[EpilepticTrees places on people who look like Huey Laforet...]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* ItsAllAboutMe: Huey's gone on record to say that the only person he even considers ''human'' besides himself is [[HeterosexualLifePartners Elmer C. Albatross]]. Everyone else are prospective "raw materials."
* LightIsNotGood: When Chic's brother Tack encountered him, he took him to be an angel due to his looks and ethereal appearance. Dear lord, was he wrong...
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: For most of 1705, Huey doesn't realize that [[spoiler:nearly every named character knows about his counterfeiting operation. He also doesn't know the true identity of the Mask Maker until the very end.]]
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard: Elmer is probably the one person exempt from his Manipulative Bastardry.
* NietzscheWannabe: As a teenager. He grew out of it.
* OddFriendship: With Elmer.
* [[spoiler:OffingTheOffspring: He's considering getting rid of Leeza, just to see how Hilton will react to losing her favorite vessel and her blood relation to daddy.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* RenaissanceMan: Huey's field of research doesn't just extend to alchemical science, but ''social science'' as well. His current experiment is to see what kind of impact an immortal could make on the country.
* SmugSnake: He'd probably be a little more [[MagnificentBastard magnificent]] if he weren't so dang full of himself.
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:Monica's death in 1710.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Huey has several children/grandchildren/great^x grandchildren over the course of the various LightNovels. They're pretty easy to pick out too, as they all look almost exactly like him - male or female. The only known exceptions are [[spoiler:Luchino, who got all his looks from the Campanella family side]]; and Claudia, who took all her looks from her great-grandfather Felix.
* TeenGenius: In 1705.
* [[spoiler:UnholyMatrimony: With Monica, sometime after 1705.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The first line in the 1705 novel is a quote from his mother talking about how innocent he was. Now compare that to a few hundred years later...
* WeakButSkilled: Huey's not particularly strong, but his lack of mercy and hesitation makes him a dangerous fighter nonetheless.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Unlike most examples, however, he ''encourages'' this sort of behavior.

!! Elmer C. Albatross
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[[caption-width-right:200:Looks like a nice guy, eh? Well, you're sort of right, but [[StepfordSmiler don't get too comfortable]].]]
-> Voiced by: Shintarou Oohata (JP), John Burgmeier (EN)

An old friend of Huey's, and a very weird one at that. A constantly cheerful British man that, rather than bringing happiness to people, seems to unnerve or disturb them. Most believe that there's a seriously messed up mind behind that omnipresent smile of his, and chances are that they're right...

* TheAntiNihilist: Elmer openly proclaims that he finds no meaning or purpose in life, but uses this perspective as a reason to indiscriminately spread happiness throughout the world.
* [[spoiler:CoveredWithScars: From his childhood, when he was routinely tortured by the {{Cult}} into which he was born.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Elmer was born into a [[spoiler:{{Cult}} in which his only purpose of existence was to suffer. He wasn't rescued until he turned ten.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: He actually has BlueEyes when they're occasionally unshut, though.
* [[YouFailEconomicsForever Failed His Economics Classes]]: States that he originally began studying alchemy in order to create enough gold to go around for everyone and bring happiness to people by eliminating poverty. He gave up after realizing that the economy does not work that way.
* ForHappiness: His motto for living.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Huey.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He's best friends with ''Huey'', people.
** Not to mention thinking [[CompleteMonster Szilard]] is redeemable.
* IdentityImpersonator: For [[spoiler:Monica and the Mask Maker.]]
* {{Keet}}
* LivingLieDetector: A variation in that he can see through [[StepfordSmiler fake smiles.]]
* TheMatchmaker: In 1705, he tries to get [[spoiler:Huey and Monica]] together.
* TheMessiah: In some ways he's a subversion, as his perpetually upbeat nature often disturbs or angers people more than it cheers them up.
** Played straight and subverted simultaneously with [[spoiler: Czeslaw Meyer]]. Sure his offbeat nature particularly irks him, but at the same time Elmer makes a serious case of demonstrating the [[PowerOfFriendship Power of Friendship]] and [[PowerOfTrust Trust]].
* MysteriousMiddleInitial
* NewTransferStudent: He joins Huey and Monica's alchemy class early on in 1705.
* TheNondescript: It's noted that his only distinguishing physical feature is that he's constantly smiling.
* OddFriendship: Somehow befriended Esperança pre-series.
** Not to mention his {{heterosexual life partners}}hip with ''Huey''.
* PerpetualSmiler
* ThePollyanna: Subverted, as his "smile and look on the bright side of life" attitude sometimes comes off to others as incredibly oblivious, unhelpful and insensitive at times: for example, expecting Sylvie to cheer up and laugh with him just after [[spoiler:she discovered her fiance was killed and was nearly murdered herself]].
* SecretKeeper: Elmer finds out the [[SerialKiller Mask Maker's]] true identity within days of coming to Lotto Valentino, and [[spoiler:decides to help her win Huey over.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Though nobody's quite sure if he's an EmptyShell or CuteAndPsycho under the mask.
** The light novels reveal that he's [[spoiler: neither, though the former isn't far off.]]
* StupidGood: [[spoiler:Let Szilard live because you want to try to convince him to atone for his acts? Seriously?]]
* [[spoiler: TotalitarianUtilitarian: Hasn't quite gone this far in action, he certainly has the mentality for it]]
-->'''Elmer:''' I'd [[spoiler:sell the souls of all humanity to the devil]] if I thought it'd get us a happy ending.

!!Sylvie Lumiere
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-> Voiced by: AyahiTakagaki (JP), LeahClark (EN)

The fiancee of Gretto and one of the ''Advena Avis'' passengers. In the 1930s she makes her living as a singer; in the 21st century [[spoiler:she joins Maiza on his quest to reunite the survivors of the Advena Avis incident]].

* [[spoiler:BestServedCold: She drank the elixir for the sole and express purpose of devouring Szilard. She let herself age a little before drinking so that he would not recognize her when she tracked him down.]]
* BobHaircut: Sports one in her 1930's look.
* [[spoiler:DistressedDamsel: Once in 2001, courtesy of Felt, and once again in 2002 by SAMPLE and Bride.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Sylvie attracts quite a bit of attention on the ''Exit'', from men and women alike.
* GlamorousWartimeSinger
* GrayEyes
* HerHeartWillGoOn: Following the death of [[spoiler:her fiance Gretto]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Before she changed her look.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Sylvie waited a while until she drank the elixir [[spoiler:so that she could kill Szilard while unrecognized by him.]]
* ShrinkingViolet
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Sylvie is the only character keeping this series off the "Probable" list on [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue Hair]].
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: She says that this was her goal in becoming an alchemist and seeking eternal life. [[spoiler:Which was true until 1711, at which point her goal in life became revenge for her murdered fiance]].

!!Gred/Gretto [[spoiler:Avaro]]
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-> Voiced by: DaisukeNamikawa (JP), JasonLiebrecht (EN)

The younger brother of [[spoiler:Maiza]] and the fiance of Sylvie.

* [[spoiler:BlueBlood]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[spoiler:[[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]]: To Maiza.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathByOriginStory]]
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: To Sylvie; the goal of avenging his death was the only thing keeping her going for nearly 300 years]].
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]: [[spoiler: Why did Maiza have to bestow information upon you when you had an ambitious fiend like Szilard on your ship]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Gretto/Gret/Gred/Gerd
* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Maiza describes him as "pure of heart"; naturally no one that pure can survive Szilard's rampage.]]
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe]]


!!Czeslaw Meyer
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/czeslaw_141.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Don't try cheering him up. You can't do it.]]
-> Voiced by: AkemiKanda (JP), MaxeyWhitehead (EN)

The youngest passenger to be made immortal on the ''Advena Avis.'' He was taken in by a fellow immortal, Fermet, who experimented on him, testing the limits of their immortality until Czeslaw finally snapped and ate him. Despite his cynical, tough exterior, Czes is still struggling to trust anyone and constantly fears that other immortals are going to kill him.

* AndIMustScream: He was strapped down for those 'experiments'.
* AntiVillain: All his actions were against perceived threats. Ironically, he never meets Szilard, perhaps the only immortal who ''would'' eat him.
* BerserkButton: A rather serious case. Because other immortals are the only thing that can truly kill him, Czes tends to go completely nuts around them. ''Especially'' if any try to touch him with their right hand.
* BlessedWithSuck: You can argue the whole immortality before puberty thing as this.
* BreakTheCutie: One hundred years of torture by his 'caretaker' Fermet.
* CrazySurvivalist: Thanks to 200+ years of bad experience, Czeslaw tends to go to extremes to preserve his own safety.
* CreepyChild: Over two hundred years of constant, barbaric torture enacted by a man he trusted has had less than a positive impact on him. The result is a [[CrazySurvivalist paranoid survivalist]] mentality that ranges from callous (ditching Mary because he thought she would get in the way) to flat out murderous (bargaining with Ladd to kill everyone in his passenger car to weed out the other immortal on the train).
* CryCute: His meeting with [[spoiler: Issac and Miria]] and reunion with [[spoiler: Maiza.]]
* CuteShotaroBoy: Tends to deliberately play up this image.
** The Children of Bottle subverts this as Czes [[spoiler: confesses to Elmer that he can't be expected to always act like a child given he's about 300 years old]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Frequently after the Flying Pussyfoot incident.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: He does this both to throw people off of his [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld true nature]] and to get what he wants.
* EnfantTerrible: Prior CharacterDevelopment and RedemptionEqualsLife
* GhostMemory: [[spoiler:Formerly belonging to Fermet]].
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Or, considering those last 200 years of living hell, maybe not.
* HarmfulToMinors: Czeslaw was not only at the receiving end of two-hundred years of torture, but he escapes by [[spoiler:consuming Fermet and assuming all of past knowledge]], meaning he now has memories of gleefully torturing ''himself'' running around in his head. No wonder he's so messed up...
* HideYourChildren: Brutally subverted with poor Czes-kun.
* MouthyKid: Even when not in [[CrazySurvivalist crazy survivalist]] mode is often this.
* [[spoiler:OutOfTheInferno: In 2001, he ''throws himself into a fireplace'' to burn off some ropes that were binding him. See the series CMOA page.]]
* PowerOfTrust: A part of [[ThrowTheDogABone throw the dog a bone]] involves Czes learning this when [[spoiler: Issac and Miria rescue him during the Flying Pussyfoot Massacre.]]
** The novels (Children of Bottle specifically) go further with this trope with [[spoiler: Elmer forcing Czes's right hand on his head as a way to show that trust is a virtue]]. This turns into a major [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOH]].
* PuppyLove: He still often thinks fondly about his time spent with Mary, ''decades'' after the Flying Pussyfoot. Which is funny, since he [[spoiler: left her in a closet.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* SelfMadeOrphan: see the other tropes associated with this character?
* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet: For Claudia at the end of 2002.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:How Czes brought about Fermet's well-deserved demise.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: After the absolute shitstorm that was the Flying Pussyfoot massacre, Czeslaw finally gets something resembling a real, functional family when [[spoiler:Isaac and Miria invite him to join the [[TrueCompanions group]] as Ennis's "little brother"]].
* [[spoiler:WalkingTheEarth: With Maiza between 1970 and 2002.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Being terrified of another immortal "devouring" you? [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel Understandable]]. [[spoiler: Making a deal with Ladd Russo to kill everyone on the passenger car so you can find out who you need to get rid of]]? Not cool, Czez. [[spoiler: The Rail Tracer]] calls him out on this, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill big time]].

!!Fermet [[spoiler:Full name: Lebreau Fermet Viralesque]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Baccano-Fermet_3122.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: KenNarita (JP), RobertMcCollum (EN)

One of the original alchemists aboard the ''Advena Avis'' who sought immortality. After the incident with Szilard Quates, he lives with his young charge, Czeslaw Meyer, and spends his immortality torturing the boy in the most gruesome ways.

In the novels, [[spoiler:Fermet somehow managed to survive being devoured by Czes, and is revealed to be the BigBad.]]

* AbusiveParent: The majority of his characterization in the anime.
* TheAllConcealingI: [[spoiler:The opening color pages of the 1705 novel is a series of questions posed to multiple characters between 1700 and 2002. At the end of the color pages, the questioner is revealed to be Fermet, hinting at his [[BackFromTheDead mysterious return from death.]]]]
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]: In the 2002 novel it apparently turns out that [[spoiler:Fermet came back from getting eaten by Czes, got eaten by an alchemist who was later eaten by Szilard, came back from ''that'', and then proceeded to become one of the major antagonists of the novel]].
* [[spoiler:BigBad: According to WordOfGod]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: When Czes was orphaned in 1705, Begg commented that Fermet was ''too nice'' to be able to raise a child.
* BlindingBangs
* [[spoiler:{{Cult}}: A member of the one that tortured Elmer.]]
* [[spoiler:DiabolusExMachina: Fermet intentionally sets one up for the 1710 arc.]]
* [[spoiler:DoubleAgent: He's working with all three of the main factions involved in the 2002 hijacking case--as Life of the Mask Makers, Angelo's ally the Demolisher, and Viralesque of SAMPLE.]]
* [[spoiler:DramaticUnmask: At the end of 2002, Angelo takes off Life's goggles and discovers that he is actually the Demolisher.]]
* FlatCharacter
* ForTheEvulz: Fermet caused [[spoiler:most of the 2002 incident]], which resulted in mutiple deaths and would have [[spoiler:sunk two cruise ships]] if the plan had been successful, just so he could torment Czes.
** BreakTheCutie: Fermet's stated favorite hobby. He finds "toys" like Czes to play with and torment.
* ForScience: Subverted. He makes this claim as he uses torture to test the [[HealingFactor limits of immortality]]. After [[spoiler: Czes [[TheDogBitesBack gets back at him]], his GhostMemory reflects that he just did all that crap for his own amusement.]]
* [[spoiler:HannibalLecture: Gives one to Luchino before he escapes.]]
* HiddenEyes
* [[spoiler:[[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Fermet:]] In the later novels it's revealed that with the exception of Szilard's actions, Fermet's responsible for practically everything bad that's happened to the immortals. Consider how much trouble Huey alone is responsible for, and recall that Fermet is the one who caused Huey's big StartOfDarkness in 1710.]]
* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler:Gets past the "no false names" clause by going by parts of his full name. Thus, he's "Fermet" to the 1711 immortals, while other times he goes by "Lebreau" or "Viralesque".]]
* MadScientist
* MeaningfulName: Possibly to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Fermi Enrico Fermi]], an Italian-American physicist who patented the concept of a nuclear reactor with Leó Szilárd.
** "[[spoiler:'''[[TwoAliasesOneCharacter Viral]]'''esque]]," was it?
* [[spoiler:[[TwoAliasesOneCharacter Multiple Aliases One Character]]: Somehow, despite the "no false names" rule. In addition to the names derived from his full name "Lebreau Fermet Viralesque", he is also "Life" from the Businessmen who hijack the cruise ships, and the "Demolisher" who is working with Angelo.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: Repeatedly. For upwards of 200 years.
* PromotionToParent: When his alchemy teacher died in 1705, Fermet took in his teacher's orphaned grandson Czes.
* SatelliteCharacter: He's only significant because of how miserable he made Czes; otherwise he has barely any characterization at all.
** [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman: Later in the novels, he turns out to be the BigBad.]]
* TortureTechnician: We've only gotten bits and pieces of what was done from Czeslaw. Considering the immortality thing, he might be the best example of this in a show filled with this trope.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Daily Days bunch]]

!!The Daily Days
-> The President voiced by: ShowHayami (JP), Cole Brown (EN)

An information agency in Chinatown, hiding behind a newspaper business.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The boss of the Daily Days is never seen. The desk he sits behind is covered in so much paperwork and money that it completely obscures him.
** Nicholas and Elean actually freak out a bit when the guy who eats the sugarcubes goes behind the paperwork (thus seeing the President) and gives him some sugarcubes.
* ChineseLaborer: There are quite a few Chinese men working in the offices, mostly because of its proximity to New York's Chinatown.
* CrazyPrepared: The front office is designed with trench warfare in mind, and ''every'' employee has a loaded gun under their desk.

!!Gustav St. Germain
[[quoteright:217:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoVicePres_3901.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: NorioWakamoto (JP), KentWilliams (EN)

The Vice President of the Daily Days. He is a well-spoken man who prefers to be on the scenes of the incidents he covers.

* BadassBookworm: Managed to fight off Graham.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: There was a man known as Count of St. Germain who lived in medieval times. He was rumored to be, [[RenaissanceMan amongst other things]], immortal. This fact is even [[LampshadeHanging mentioned]] in one of the novels.
** There are multiple famous, historical St. Germains, but the one who made claims of immortality lived in the 18th century.
* HighClassGlass
* KnowledgeBroker
* LargeHam: This should come as no surprise since he's played by NorioWakamoto himself.
** Hell, they give him a whole narration track on the soundtrack all to himself to ham all over, it's beautiful.
** Props to KentWilliams for a more subtle, yet hammy, job.
* MetaGuy: With his assistant Carol.
* OneSceneWonder: In the anime.
* PhotographicMemory

!!Carol
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoCarol_9696.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: ChiwaSaito (JP), Kristin Sutton (EN)

Gustav St. Germain's assistant. She is an inexperienced young photographer working at the Daily Days who is prone to bouts of anxiety when facing authority figures. In 1934, she befriends Rail and Frank, but is taken hostage by the Russo Family.

* CowardlySidekick
* KidSidekick
* LovableCoward
* [[MetaGuy Meta Girl]]: In the first episode of the anime.
* NaiveNewcomer: To the entire information business.
* TheTeamNormal: Is not particularly {{Badass}}, nor does she have special skills as a member of the Daily Days.
** UnfazedEveryman

!!Rachel
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rachel_2494.bmp]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[BigDamnHeroes Biggest, Damndest Hero]] ever.]]
-> Voiced by: ShizukaIto (JP), TrinaNishimura (EN)

One of the informants for the ''Daily Days''. Has a habit of hitching a ride on trains, since her father, a train conductor who was screwed over by the train companies, taught her a contradictory love for trains and hatred for the train companies.

* ActionSurvivor: All of Rachel's skills are intended for laying low and getting out of the fray.
* BigDamnHeroes: In spite of the above, Rachel ends up being responsible for more rescues than anyone else in the show.
* ChekhovsGunman: Rachel's first appearance is during the three-way cabin hold-up, where she slips out unnoticed and goes ignored for about an episode or two. She becomes surprisingly important, both in the events of the Flying Pussyfoot itself and in relaying the story later.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[spoiler:DenshaOtaku: Which what leads her to being the [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]].]]
* EyesOfGold
* HeroicBystander: Railway stowaway turned Big Damn Hero.
* KnowledgeBroker
* SheCleansUpNicely: As evidenced in the image above and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RachelClean1932b_3492.jpg here]], Rachel knows her fashion out of the average work clothes. In the novels, she got rid of said work clothes as soon as she got off the train.
* OddFriendship: with Claire, the novels [[hottip:*:Another Junk Railroad in particular]] make it clear that Rachel and Claire eventually became good friends, case in point she [[SheCleansUpNicely cleaned up]] ''twice'' to meet him; to settle it Claire (as Felix Walken) allows her to still call him Claire; the man himself states that concerning female relatives and aquantaces, Rachel is second only to Chane, for [[OfficialCouple obvious]] [[HappilyMarried reasons]].
* OnlyOneName: She probably ''has'' a last name, unlike Ennis, but damned if we know what it is.
* OnlySaneMan: On the Flying Pussyfoot. [[spoiler:Claire]] certainly thinks so -- he even asks her for relationship advice!
* {{Tsurime Eyes}}

!!Nicholas Wayne
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoNicholas_8974.jpg]]
-> Voiced by: Tohru Furusawa (JP), Christopher Bevins (EN)

Another of the ''Daily Days'' informants, usually working at the front desk. Has a tempestuous relationship with Rachel. Nicholas is responsible for leaving the Daily Days well-protected (re: heavily armed), a remnant of his days in military intelligence. He also has a bit of a mercenary streak, and is willing to sell or buy information from anyone.

* CheshireCatGrin
* CompositeCharacter: The anime version of Nicholas is a composite of two characters from the LightNovels. Nicholas in the novels is a less morally dubious character; the other character, Henry, is the one who gets into trouble [[spoiler:with Claire for trying to use Eve Genoard as a pawn]].
* KnowledgeBroker
* ManipulativeBastard: When people come to him for information, they usually end up ''giving'' him information.
* OhCrap: It seems the only way for Nicholas to learn not to manipulate [[spoiler:TheIngenue Eve Genoard]] from getting into dangerous situations anymore was from a serious "persuasion" by [[spoiler:our favorite HeroicSociopath, Claire Stanfield.]] Nicholas should be grateful that he didn't lose [[spoiler:[[MutilationInterrogation any limbs]]]] or [[spoiler:[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill even his life]].]]
* PoisonousFriend: Not exactly friendly to his coworkers (Rd: Rachel) nor his clients.
* RunningGag: Nicolas frequently mentions Rachel's habit of getting a free ride on trains, much to the President's disapproval.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Elean.
* TohruFuruya

!!Elean Duga
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoElean_4276.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (JP), Daniel Drumm (EN)

Works the front desk at the ''Daily Days'' along with Nicholas. However, he shows a bit more compassion than Nicholas, especially to Eve Genoard. He's also the editor of the Chinese edition of the Daily Days.

* CompositeCharacter: Similarly to Nicholas, but to a lesser degree. Part of Elean's role in the anime was carried over from Roy Maddock from the LightNovels.
* CoolShades
* KnowledgeBroker
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Nicholas.
* TokenMinority: While he's certainly not the only non-white guy in the series, or even the only black person, he definitely ''is'' the only black guy at the Daily Days.
[[/folder]]

! Novels only

[[folder:The Gandor Family and associates]]
!!Maria Barcelito
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoMaria_8259.jpg]]
One of the assassins hired by Gustavo Baggetta in 1932 to destroy the Daily Days, Maria is a battle-loving BloodKnight. After losing to Claire, she somehow ends up joining the Gandor Family as one of their bodyguards. Along with Tick, she is one of the major players of the 1933 arc.

* ActionGirl
* ActionGirlfriend
* AdultChild
** PsychopathicManchild
* BloodKnight
* BodyguardCrush: With Tick/Chic.
* CareerKiller
* CuteAndPsycho
* DualWielding: Uses a pair of katanas.
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:losing to Adele at the Genoard manor.]]
* [[spoiler:HoldingHands: With Tick at the end of 1933.]]
* IAmYourOpponent: To Adele, during the Mist Wall incident.
* ICallItVera: Named her swords Murasamia and Kochite.
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* McNinja: Maria is sometimes described as a "Mexican Samurai".
* VerbalTic: Says "Amigo" every other line, even if she's talking to a woman.

!!Edith
[[quoteright:207:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Edith_5024.jpg]]
A speakeasy waitresses for a bar owned by the Gandors, Edith is the only woman among four siblings enamored with the newspaper industry. Edith went through a lot for being Roy's girlfriend and ensuring he doesn't waste his life by being a drug addict; from trying to talk the Runoratas out of pressing Roy with their drug trafficking operations, to insubordinating the Gandors by taking responsability for all of the problems Roy brought with him.

* LoveMartyr: A major part Edith's entire character. There's a long list of things she's done for Roy, whether he's aware of it or not.
* PluckyGirl: When it comes to helping Roy, Edith will never throw in the towel. Taking a once in a lifetime chance to earn a FateWorseThanDeath by resident [[TortureTechnician Torture Technicians]] Claire and Tick? No problem if Roy is forgiven.
* OddFriendship: With Tick. Edith became one of his few friends after the "torture" event. In 1933, it's mentioned that she often sends him bouquets of flowers. She's on good terms with Claire as well.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: After being horribly mistreated at the Daily Days for trying to gather information on Roy and the Runoratas, she brought Claire with her when paying the newspaper a second visit. Unsurprisingly, Edith was treated very differently this time around.
* TakingTheHeat: For almost any of Roy's wrongdoing.
* TraumaticHaircut: A subversion. Tick thought that cutting short Edith's beautiful long hair would be proper punishment for insubordination. Edith herself considered this to be a PokeThePoodle and grew to like the haircut.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Russo Family and associates]]
!!Ricardo Russo [[spoiler:(Lydia Russo)]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ricardorusso_2996.jpg]]
Placido Russo's only grandchild and heir to the Russo Family. Ricardo is a calm boy who has no interest in being a mafioso, especially since his parents were killed by a car bomb just for their Russo connection. [[spoiler:Ricardo is actually a girl who was raised as a boy so that she could one day take over the Russo Family. Huey tried to use Sham to control Ricardo, but this failed because he did not realize her true gender, and Sham refused to take control of a girl. Ricardo and Sham now share their consciousness.]]

* [[spoiler:AChildShallLeadThem: At the end of 1934, Ricardo plans to rebuild the Russo Family, on her own terms.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Bifauxnen}}]]
* BigDamnHeroes: With CarFu, no less.
* [[spoiler:{{Bokukko}}]]
* [[spoiler:HiveMind: Courtesy of Sham.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Ricardo really doesn't enjoy being heir to a mafia family.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Christopher.
* LonelyRichKid
* [[spoiler:MindHive: Shares her mind with Sham.]]
* TheStoic
* WiseBeyondTheirYears
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Beriam family and associates]]

!![[spoiler:Former]] Felix Walken
An assassin whose abilities, infamy and success account are comparable to that of Vino himself. In 1932, he is hired to finally put an end Vino's legacy and leave him as the ''only'' most efficient assassin in the United States. [[spoiler:It turns out that the legend is quite old and not in the prime of his abilities anymore. He sold his name to three of Sham's vessels, and is currently living as a bodyguard for the Beriam family]].

Not to be confused with the Felix Walken that Claire bought his name from--that one is [[spoiler:a woman in her thirties whom Claire considers to be a WorthyOpponent. She retired after giving birth to a daughter.]]

* CareerKiller
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler:ExpectingSomeoneTaller: He is described as Vino's one and only equal, but turns out to be quite old. Felix is not in his is prime anymore]].
* [[spoiler:LegacyCharacter: The Felix Walken name is sold from one assassin to another.]]
* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch: Sold his name to Sham.]]
* ShroudedInMyth: [[spoiler:The legends of his feats as an assassin spread freely for too long, and people began to compare Felix with Vino--Felix himself admits that he is long past his prime.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lamia and Larva]]
!!Adele
[[quoteright:208:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ADELE2_5294.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:208:"E-Excuse me… Tim, is this person really okay? He’s really glaring at us hard."]]

A member of Lamia. Adele is an apprehensive woman of few words who has trouble maintaining eye contact with strangers. Despite appearances, however, she is a formidable fighter with unquenchable bloodlust.

* ActionGirl
* ArtificialHuman
* BladeOnAStick
* BloodKnight
* TheCameo: Makes an extremely brief appearance in the anime's first episode.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Averted. The only reason that all of her opponents are female is because the only combatants that happen to be present are women. The second time around, it's a case of IAmYourOpponent.
* HannibalLecture: Gives one to Maria.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* ShrinkingViolet: Adele constantly blushes and stammers her way through conversations, but...
** CuteAndPsycho: She'll also blush and stammer her way through some of her more violent outbursts.

!!Tim/[[spoiler:Tack Jefferson]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoTim_9716.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:"All righty, let’s redo our introductions. I’m Tim. I’ve been put in charge of this lot, something like their leader."]]

The leader of Larva, and the only human within the group full of homunculi. Something of a genius, Tim was taken in by Huey while he was still in his teens. He is dedicated to his missions and following Huey's orders.

* DarkAndTroubledPast: In contrast with his brother, he seems to actually care about their [[MissingMom mother's death]] and [[ParentalAbandonment their stepfather not giving two shits about them]].
* InformedAbility: Supposedly a child prodigy.
* MissingMom: His mother left him and his brother with a really bad stepfather.
* NonActionGuy
* ParentalAbandonment: His biological parents are dead. His stepfather just didn't care about him.
* ThatManIsDead: He changed his entire appearance to cut himself off from his past.
** ImportantHaircut: Tim shaved his head as a part of the above.

!!Christopher Shouldered
[[quoteright:235:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CHRIS1_8291.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:235:"Hey, wanna be friends?"]]

A member of Lamia, a group within Larva. Christopher likes to follow his own agenda and often plays RulesLawyer with Tim's orders, doing as he pleases. Chris has constant blood-shot eyes and razor-sharp teeth. After his debut arc [[spoiler: he joins the Russo family as Ricardo's bodyguard.]]

* ArtificialHuman
* {{Badass}}: One of the few people Claire comes close to acknowledging as a WorthyOpponent.
* [[spoiler:BattleButler: Eventually becomes one to Ricardo Russo]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: In one particular instance, he walks along Broadway, singing and twirling his umbrella.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* FangsAreEvil
* FauxAffablyEvil: Christopher sings songs as he happily massacres people. [[spoiler:He grows out of the evil part after joining the Russo Family.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: After being ambushed and nearly killed in Chicago, Christopher starts working for Ricardo as he loses contact with Huey.]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Ricardo.
* KnifeNut: Uses a knife-gun hybrid.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As of 1933, he's at least 40 years old.
* RealMenWearPink: Christopher personally bakes madeleines. Extremely delicious madeleines that the likes of Ricardo, Rail, Chi, and Huey approve of.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Chi's Blue.
* [[spoiler:TechnicalPacifist: After losing to Claire at the end of ''The Slash'' and becoming Ricardo's bodyguard. In the ninth book, he decides to [[{{Gorn}} rehabilitate himself.]]]]
* TechnicolorEyes: Blue eyes with red sclerae.

!!Hong Chimei "Chi"
[[quoteright:238:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CHIMEI1_4893.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:238:[[ObfuscatingDisability Look at his arms, this guy can't possibly be a fighter...]] ]]

The oldest homunculus within Lamia. He may not be the strongest, but is the most rational and most experienced. Hong is a close range fighter, and easily the fastest whithin Lamia. He's part of the team that comes to New York in 1933 to back up Tim, and shows up again in 1934 as part of Huey's experiment in Chicago.

* ArtificialHuman
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* ObfuscatingDisability: Those bandages sure are suspicious for a homunculus.
* OddCouple: With Christopher.
** StraightMan: To Christopher's BunnyEarsLawyer.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As with Chris, he's at the very least 40 years old.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Christopher's Red.
* [[spoiler:WolverineClaws: His giant tiger claws.]]

!!Rail
[[quoteright:178:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoRail_2484.jpg]]

A member of Lamia created less than 15 years ago. Rail is an explosives specialist with an outspoken hatred of his master and creator Huey. He hero-worships Christopher, who befriended him after a particularly traumatizing experiment. [[spoiler:Later in 1934, Rail leaves Huey's side after befriending Nice and joining Jacuzzi's gang. He is also revealed to be female.]]

* AntiVillain: The only thing really "villainous" about Rail is the fact he's part of Lamia. [[spoiler:That is, until Frank is captured by Nebula and Rail pulls a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ArtificialHuman
* [[spoiler:{{Bifauxnen}}: At the end of the 1934 novels, Rail is revealed to be a girl.]]
* BodyHorror: Rail's scars are from experiments that [[spoiler:robbed her of most of her sense of touch.]]
** [[spoiler:FeelNoPain: Mostly.]]
* GlasgowGrin: A variation. The surgical scars stretch out Rail's face and pulls his mouth into a faint smile.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* HeroWorshipper: To Christopher.
* [[spoiler:HugeGuyTinyGirl]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* [[spoiler:MadBomber: Becomes one after Frank's kidnapping.]]
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After Frank is kidnapped by Nebula.]]
* ThrowDownTheBomblet
* [[spoiler:[[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Turned Against Her Master]]]]

!!Frank
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A member of Lamia whose body is proportioned like a child, but is over 7 feet tall. Frank is one of Rail's closest friends. [[spoiler:He is kidnapped by Renée's team of scientists during the raid on Russo Manor, but is recovered by Huey at the end of 1934.]]

* AntiVillain
* ArtificialHuman
* TheBigGuy
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Despite his size, Frank's really just a kid.
* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Is kidnapped by Renée and Nebula in 1934.]]
* [[spoiler:HugeGuyTinyGirl]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* LightningBruiser
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable

!!Sickle
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[[caption-width-right:218:"so troublesome..."]]

One of the last members of Lamia to be introduced along with Rail, Frank and “The Poet” after The Slash arc. Sickle is a fighter well-versed in kick-based attacks with her main style being (admittedly) not-quite-Capoeira; her mission is to intervene with the Russos' sudden meddling with Lamia affairs.

* ActionGirl
* ArtificialHuman
* DanceBattler
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* KickChick: Capoeira is her base style after all.
* LadyOfWar
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* TheStoic
* StraightMan: To the Poet. Sickle often resorts to physical violence to shut down his poetry recitals.

!!"The Poet"
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoThePoet_5846.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"Just passing by"]]

“The Poet” is Lamia's resident wannabe gentleman. As his name suggests he is very fond of poetry and likes to recite them at any time given, and much to everyone's dismay, he happens to recite them or make his conversation into a rhythmic banter pretty much any time he opens his mouth. Graham seems to be the only one who appreciates his poetry.

* ArtificialHuman
* ButtMonkey
* HiddenEyes: He keeps them hidden for fear of PowerIncontinence.
* HypnoticEyes: The Poet's eyes have some degree of hypnotic powers.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 2.
* LargeHam
* ManInWhite
* MilkingTheGiantCow: All the time.
* NiceHat: White fedoras are basically synonymous with the trope.
* NonActionGuy
* OddFriendship: With Graham, who is so moved by his poetry that he buys him a drink.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* PurpleProse: His poetry is made of this.
* SharpDressedMan
* StylisticSuck: To be blunt, his poems suck.
* TalkativeLoon
* WarriorPoet: Graham looks like a silent fighter compared to him.

!!Leeza Laforet [[spoiler:(Hilton)]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-leeza_8893.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:"Daddy, daddy, can I kill him? Pretty please?"]]

Huey's younger daughter and Chane's sister. She is a little girl who is viciously loyal to her father and practically worships him. In 1933 and 1934, Leeza is with Huey in his cell in Alcatraz, but is somehow able to know of things that are going on outside the prison. When not in Alcatraz, Leeza appears as a disembodied voice. [[spoiler:Leeza is actually Hilton's first vessel. Huey had the infant Leeza drink the water that contained the consciousness of Hilton, which overrode Leeza. Didn't make much of a difference as far as personality and intellect goes, as Hilton was also newly-made at the time.]]

* BerserkButton: Leeza reacts rather violently to anyone hurting, or even threatening Huey.
* CuteAndPsycho
* DaddysGirl
* DaddysLittleVillain
* EnfantTerrible
* EyesOfGold
* [[WomanInWhite Girl In White]]
* [[spoiler:HiveMind: She's Hilton's first vessel.]]
* KillerRabbit: Leeza is just as violently protective of her father as Chane is.
* [[spoiler:PrecociousCrush: On Firo after her saves her from Ladd. Of course, he's completely oblivious.]]
* RingsOfDeath
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After Firo steals Huey's eye in 1934. Foiled when Ladd decides to make her his next target.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Leeza or Liza? Or is it Riza?
* {{Tykebomb}}
* TheVoice: When she's on the field with the other members of Lamia.

!!"The Twins" Sham and Hilton

A pair of twins who, within Lamia, are in charge of information and communication. They are seemingly omnipresent, appearing in multiple places at the same time. [[spoiler:They are the consciousnesses contained within a "water"--whoever drinks it either consumes or is consumed by the consciousness. Sham only consumes males, while Hilton is in charge of females. Together, they are in control of hundreds of people across the country.]]

* [[spoiler:TheBeastmaster: Hilton controls not only women, but about a hundred female falcons as well.]]
* DifferentAsNightAndDay: [[spoiler:Huey notes that while Hilton is fiercely protective of her first vessel Leeza and values Leeza's blood relation to Huey, Sham personally destroyed his first vessel and considers all of his vessels to be of similar value.]]
* [[spoiler:DoubleAgent: Sham's vessels include Graham's right-hand man Shaft and a Nebula researcher, among many others. He's playing them all for his own ends.]]
* [[spoiler:IdentityAbsorption: Pulls this on anyone who drinks their water. However, there is a (yet-undocumented) chance that the reverse may occur.]]
* [[spoiler:HiveMind]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole: Sham's been feeding information to Nebula and the Daily Days.]]
* VoicesAreMental: Averted. [[spoiler:Each vessel has its own voice.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Immortals and related characters]]

!!Nile

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One of the 1711 immortals. After becoming immortal, he began to frequent battlefields so that he would never forget the meaning of death, but ended up desensitizing himself to it instead. Usually calm, collected, and [[TheStoic stoical]], but once he gets angry, ''watch out''. In 2001, he is traveling with Maiza, Czes, and Sylvie in search of the remaining 1711 immortals.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Nile got schooled on this by none other than [[{{Durarara}} Shizuo]].
* {{Badass}}: Implied to be the one who destroyed Christopher's teeth.
* BladeOnAStick
* BloodKnight
* TheCameo: Has one line in the 1934 novel. Turns out he was passing through Chicago.
* CoolMask: Wears one in 2001.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* ShellShockedVeteran
* ShutUpHannibal: To [[spoiler:Felt]] in 2001.
* UnstoppableRage

!!Denkuro Tougo
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoDenkuro_6837.jpg]]

One of the 1711 immortals. A Japanese man who, after the Advenna Avis landed in America, decided to get back to his homeland via Siberia. He was trapped in ice for about 250 years, but after a great deal of grief during the Cold War, he manages to find his way back to Japan. Finally joins up with the surviving 1711 immortals in 2002.

* AndIMustScream: Denkuro was stuffed into a box and thrown into a crevasse. He was stuck there for 250 years, courtesy of [[spoiler:Fermet.]]
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Talks like this.
* {{Badass}}
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Sylvie in 2002.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: After 200 years in an iceberg.
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* {{Samurai}}
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: By the time he finally comes home to Japan.

!!Victor Talbot
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/victortalbot_4706.jpg]]

One of the 1711 immortals, Victor is part of the immortal-monitoring division at the FBI. Because his best friend, a fellow 1711 immortal, was the alchemist that Ennis devoured, Victor has a grudge against her and Szilard.

* ButtMonkey
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* {{Jerkass}}
* MotorMouth: When he gets excited.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: To some extent. Despite his {{Jerkass}} tendencies, Victor refuses to stoop so low as to take revenge on Ennis for devouring his friend. He also does not devour Huey or Firo, both of whom are in his custody for an extended period of time.
** To generalize, he refuses to devour anyone for personal reasons on the grounds that this would make him NotSoDifferent from Szilard.
* PetTheDog: Victor is, generally speaking, a demanding and verbally abusive boss. After [[spoiler:a suicide bomber sent by Huey]] endangers his subordinates, Victor shows genuine concern for their well-being and relief that they are unhurt. The subordinates are duly surprised and make snarky comments about it.
* RabidCop: Comes across as this to Firo.
* SmugSnake
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Begg Garott
[[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/begggarott_6470.jpg]]

One of the 1711 immortals, Begg works for the Runorata Family. Even before 1711, he's been creating all sorts of drugs to bring people "ultimate happiness". He and Fermet studied together under the same alchemy teacher.

* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: Justified, as Begg is actively looking for people to test out his drugs on.
* ForHappiness
* [[spoiler:HappyPlace: After Bartolo Runorata's death, he's gone to one of these with no signs of recovery.]]
* {{Immortality}}: Type 3
* ImmuneToDrugs: He's injected himself with so much drugs that's he's developed an immunity to them.
* PetTheDog: After Czes loses the explosives he was going to use to negotiate with the Runoratas, Begg reveals that ''he'' was the Runorata buyer, and that Czes won't be held responsible for the loss of the explosives. The whole negotiation was set up by Begg so that he could help Czes financially without arousing suspicion.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nebula Sky]]

!!Renée Palamades Brinvillier
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoRenee_5614.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:[[ImAHumanitarian "Thanks for the meal~!"]]]]

A scientist working at Nebula. Renée is a clumsy and forgetful woman who is nevertheless devoted to science, to a frightening degree. Her attractive figure is the subject of much attention from her fellow researchers, but Renée doesn't seem to care about anything not related to her experiments. [[spoiler:She was also Huey, Elmer, and Monica's alchemy teacher in the early 1700s. Renée is from a generation of immortals even earlier than the 1711 group, though details on that are still sparse.]]

* AbsentMindedProfessor: On [[spoiler:Elmer's]] first day at school, she left him standing outside the classroom all day, forgetting to call him in for introductions at the beginning of class.
* ApologizesALot
* CuteAndPsycho: She [[spoiler:devours people]] without losing that airheaded smile.
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DitzyGenius
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Huey, in exchange for taking his eye. No anesthesia.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ForScience: Renée is basically a DistaffCounterpart to Huey, except she doesn't even try to hide her scientific curiosities.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* [[spoiler:HotMom]]
* HotScientist: Her gorgeous figure is frequently pointed out by both the characters ''and'' the narration.
* HotTeacher: Notice a pattern?
* [[spoiler:{{Immortality}}]]
* MadScientist
* [[spoiler:TheOlderImmortal: Drank the Elixir of Immortality before the 1711 group.]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld]]
* StudentTeacherRomance: [[spoiler:She's implied to be the mother of Huey's daughters Chane and Leeza.]] Whether this really was "Romance" as opposed to ForScience is up for debate.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lotto Valentino Inhabitants]]
!!The Mask Maker
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Baccano-Mask_Maker_7353.jpg]]
A masked SerialKiller who terrorizes the city of Lotto Valentino in 1705. Very little is known about him--not even his gender or approximate age. The Mask Maker's victims are all stabbed to death with a stiletto and their faces are covered with the same white mask worn by the killer himself. It is said that anyone who witnesses the Mask Maker will become his next target. His true identity is [[spoiler:Monica Campanella, a student at the alchemy school. She had been targeting key members of the Lotto Valentino drug trade and the slave children who acted as runners in order to increase profits for Huey's counterfeiting operation. Elmer temporarily borrows the identity in order to get Monica together with Huey.]]

* DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:Inverted. TheReveal of the Mask Maker's identity comes when Monica ''puts on'' the mask in front of Huey, Elmer, and Niki.]]
* KnifeNut: The Mask Maker's signature weapon is an eight-inch stiletto.
* LegacyCharacter: Long after the events of the 1700s, the Mask Maker's legacy lives on as a group of assassins-for-hire.
* SerialKiller
* WhiteMaskOfDoom

!!Monica Campanella
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Baccano-Monica_9679.jpg]]
An alchemy school classmate of Huey and Elmer, Monica is a friendly girl who works at a nearby patisserie. She has a massive unrequited crush on Huey, and the aftermath of her confession starts off the 1705 story. [[spoiler:In reality, she is the serial killer, the Mask Maker. Eventually marries Huey, but is killed by Fermet in 1710.]]

* [[spoiler:ActionGirl]]
* [[spoiler:BeneathTheMask: Under the cheerful girl-next-door exterior is the mind of a world-hating serial killer.]]
* [[spoiler:BlueBlood: She's the younger sister of Count Esperança C. Boroñal.]]
* BlueEyes
* [[spoiler:DecoyDamsel]]: After witnessing the Mask Maker and becoming a potential target, Monica gets Huey to walk her home from school. [[spoiler:Of course, Monica ''is'' the Mask Maker. Elmer set up the situation to help Monica get together with Huey.]]
* [[spoiler:DoomedByCanon: Monica's death is first mentioned in the 2002 story, two books before she actually dies.]]
* GenerationXerox: When Huey's mother [[spoiler:was put on trial for witchcraft, she smiled at Huey before she was thrown into the lake.]] In 1710, [[spoiler:Monica smiles at Huey as she disappears into the water.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: The Mask Maker's legacy is one of the driving forces of the 2002 plot, and Monica's death in particular is part of Luchino's main motivation.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: Started her killing spree in order to facilitate Huey's counterfeiting operation. Without his knowledge.]]
* [[spoiler:NietzscheWannabe]]
* SmittenTeenageGirl: The 1705 novel starts five days after she confesses to Huey (with no clear answer).
* StalkerWithACrush: Has some shades of this.
* [[spoiler:StepfordSmiler]]
* [[spoiler:UnholyMatrimony: With Huey, sometime between 1705 and 1710.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Monica is a cold-blooded serial killer who hates the world, but she becomes your typical SmittenTeenageGirl whenever Huey's involved.]]

!!Esperança C. Boroñal
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoEsperanca_7050.jpg]]

An eccentric count who governs the city of Lotto Valentino. Esperança is a famed womanizer who will go above and beyond the call of duty in order to serve a woman's needs, be she old, young, fat, skinny, rich, poor, etc. In 1705, he is hosting Elmer, who had come to Lotto Valentino in order to study alchemy.

* BlueBlood
* BlueEyes
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CelibateHero: Despite his overwhelmingly frequent declarations of love for all womankind, Esperança will not lay a hand on any one of them.
* ChivalrousPervert: UpToEleven, with extra emphasis on the Chivalry.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* HonorBeforeReason: Especially when it comes to women.
* NiceToTheWaiter: He treats his maids with a great deal more respect than any other noble would.
* OddFriendship: With Elmer.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He genuinely cares about Lotto Valentino and the safety of its inhabitants. Likely more for the women than the men.
* UpperClassWit
* [[WhatsUpKingDude What's Up Count Dude]]: Will allow this to any woman. Men as well, but only if they happen to be close friends.

!!Niki
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BaccanoNiki_8015.jpg]]

A witness of the Mask Maker's serial killings. Niki meets Huey and Monica during an unfortunate run-in with a group of thugs. She is later saved by Elmer from those same thugs, and ends up staying at Esperança's estate as Elmer's guest. [[spoiler:Niki is actually one of the young slaves that the residents of Lotto Valentino use as tools for a lucrative drug trade. At the end of the 1705 story, despite Esperança's offer to house her, she leaves Lotto Valentino.]]

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Guardian]]: Her guardian[[spoiler:/master is one of these.]]
* BrokenBird
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker]]
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack]]
* [[spoiler:ItIsDehumanizing]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* ThrowTheDogABone: Niki considers her time at Esperança's estate to be one such moment.

!! Dalton Strauss
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Baccano-Dalton_9008.jpg]]
The headmaster of the alchemy school in Lotto Valentino. He is an elderly man who commands a great deal of respect from his students. Dalton knows about the truth behind many of the events that are occurring in Lotto Valentino in 1705, and discloses his knowledge to the visiting Denkuro and Zank.

* ArtificialLimbs: His right hand is made of wood.
* [[spoiler:ElderlyImmortal]]
* [[spoiler:Immortality]]
* [[spoiler:TheOlderImmortal: Just like Renée, he has been immortal since before 1705.]]
* SternTeacher

!! Aile

The leader of the Rotten Eggs, a gang composed of disgruntled aristocratic youth. His real name is [[spoiler:Maiza Avaro]].

* BadBoss: Stabs the hand of a gang member who got into a fight of which he did not approve.
* BlueBlood
* DeathGlare: The narration goes on about how "sharp" his eyes are and how intimidating it is to meet his gaze.
* DoNotCallMePaul: [[spoiler: Do not call him Maiza]].
* {{Neighborhood Friendly Gangster|s}}: He wants what's best for Lotto Valentino; what his subordinates want is less clear.
* NobleDemon: Despite the harsh manner in which he does so, his motives for warning various people to stay out of Lotto Valentinian politics appear to be altruistic. Elmer calls him on it, and he doesn't deny it.
* [[spoiler:YoungFutureFamousPeople: In-universe.]]


[[/folder]]

[[folder:''The Children of Bottle'' Characters]]
!!Phil
[[quoteright:209:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Screen_shot_2011-08-18_at_11_59_49_PM_4380.png]]

Five identical girls, all calling themselves Phil, who live in the castle with Elmer. Prior to his taking up residence in the castle, they lived in the village, where they were regarded as demonic by the villagers. [[spoiler:In fact, all five are vessels of a single "water" being created by the Quates family.]]

* [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman: Her bodies were grown as homunculi in a lab.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The girls look up to Elmer for this reason.
* {{Dandere}}
* ExtremeDoormat
* [[spoiler:FlawedPrototype: Her bodies do not visibly age, but have very short lifespans.]]
* GenderBlenderName
* [[spoiler:HiveMind: She's a "water" being with five bodies.]]
* HumanSacrifice: The girls were given up by the villagers as "living sacrifices" to appease the supposedly demonic Elmer. [[spoiler:Phil is 100% okay with this, as she likes Elmer and hates the abusive villagers]].
* [[spoiler:HumanoidAbomination: Technically, Phil is a consciousness from another plane of reality about which nothing is known. Elmer speculates that she could be nonsentient and mimicking human behavior to survive, but chooses to believe that she is a person.]]
* MysteriousWaif
* [[spoiler:PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: She wants to allow at least one of her bodies to be tortured and killed by the villagers to ease Felt's (supposed) pain at his father's death. Nile and Elmer quickly veto the idea.]]

!!Dez Nibel
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The mayor of the village. Highly suspicious and hostile toward outsiders. [[spoiler:A homunculus/water being who escaped from the Quates family's lab and tried to live as a normal villager. After the death of his human wife, he had a bit of a breakdown and became determined to destroy the village and its creators.]]

'''NOTE''': [[spoiler:This character is treated as two separate people, Dez and Felt, throughout most of the book. After the character's true nature is revealed, he is referred to exclusively as Felt. Tropes that apply to the character throughout the book will be duplicated on both sheets. Tropes that only occur after the reveal will be listed on Felt's sheet.]]

* [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman]]
* [[spoiler:FreudianExcuse: He truly snapped when his wife died due to the outdated medical practices of the village, with Dez knowing that modern technology such as the lab used could have saved her]].
* [[spoiler:HiveMind: Dez, his son Felt, and a couple of flesh-blobs are all controlled by one consciousness.]]
* [[spoiler:IdentityAbsorption: Tries to do this to the villagers, then Czes, then Elmer]].
* [[spoiler:TurnedAgainstTheirMasters]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The villagers love him, which allows his to use their paranoia to his advantage, incite them to abuse Phil for no reason, and [[spoiler:after his Dez body dies, use his Felt persona to whip them into a vengeful/fearful frenzy that drives them to capture Czes for him]].

!!Felt Nibel
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Dez's son. He is kinder and more open-minded than his father. [[spoiler:Except that he and his father are actually ''the same person'', a water consciousness created by the Quates family and occupying multiple vessels.]]

* [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman: The Felt body is a homunculus.]]
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: Becomes one at the end.]]
* ForbiddenFruit: This appears to be part of the appeal of the outside world to him. [[spoiler:Although it's definitely not all-see Dez's sheet]].
* [[spoiler:GenderFlip: At the end of the story, his/her only body is one of Phil's little-girl bodies.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization: Pushed into it by Elmer and Phil.]]
* [[spoiler:HiveMind]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: After his plan to absorb Elmer fails.]]

!!The Peddler/[[spoiler:Bild Quates]]

* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: for the misdeeds his ancestors committed to create the village.]]
* [[spoiler:FatherlyScientist: to Phil, although rather ineffectual for most of her life.]]
* [[spoiler:IAmNotMyFather: Nor is he his grandfather. Or his great grandfather. Or his...]]
* [[spoiler:IdenticalGrandson: To the point that Elmer initially mistook him for Szilard.]]
* [[spoiler:SinsOfOurFathers: Self-inflicted. Maiza also reacts rather badly upon first hearing his name.]]
* [[spoiler:WhiteSheep: All the Quateses from Szilard on down seem to have been amoral mad scientists except for him.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Walken Family]]
!!Claudia Walken
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-claudia_5163.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"From the moment I was born, the world's belonged to me!"]]

A world-renowned actress who is aboard the luxury cruise liner ''Entrance'' to promote her new movie, ''Mode Gears 2--Shark Flight''. Claudia is an outgoing 14-year old solipsist, and is the great-granddaughter of Claire and Chane. [[spoiler:At the end of 2002, she decides to put all of her funds into a private investigation to find the kidnapped Illness.]]

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Claudia doesn't care whether someone is good or bad, as long as they're honest.
* TheAce
* AGodAmI: Just like Claire, Claudia is of the opinion that the world exists for her sake, and that if she wants something to happen, she will ''make it happen''.
* EyesOfGold: You'd be hard-pressed to find a descendant of Huey's who ''doesn't'' have this trait.
* FieryRedhead
* LamarckWasRight: Inherited Claire's solipsism. Firo remarks that Claudia's not the first one to take after Claire in that sense, but so far she's the one who resembles him most.
* MasterActor
* OneSceneWonder: In-universe. Tends to happen whenever she makes a cameo.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Eye color aside, Claudia's practically an OppositeSexClone of her great-grandfather Claire, and is growing up to resemble him more and more.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: In-universe. Claudia puts heart and soul into each one of her roles, even if they happen to be trashy B-movies.

!!Charon Walken
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-charon_8910.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"..."]]

Claudia's younger brother, Charon is a 13-year old stuntman known for his incredible athletic capabilities. He is aboard the ''Entrance'' along with Claudia to promote the new movie. He is the great-grandson of Claire and Chane.

* EyesOfGold
* FieryRedhead: Inverted. Charon's a natural redhead, but he dyed it black. Of course, he's anything but HotBlooded.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Great-Great-Grandson]]: Charon looks exactly like a younger Huey Laforet.
* IdenticalStranger: To Kasuka Heiwajima of ''{{Durarara}}''; Saki (of that series) points it out [[TheVerse in-universe]].
* LamarckWasRight: He somehow inherited Claire's CharlesAtlasSuperpower.
* TheQuietOne: People think Charon's quietness is because he takes after Chane, but it's actually because he was often taken care of by Keith Gandor as a child.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Charon helps bring about the conclusion of the 2002 hijacking by telling Angelo that [[spoiler:Life and the Demolisher have the same speech patterns, and are thus the same person.]]
* TheStoic
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bobby's Gang]]
!!Bobby Splot
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baccano-bobby_7930.jpg]]

The leader of a small gang of delinquents. He (along with the gang) stows away on the ''Entrance'' in order to get revenge on the Martillo Family for taking back the camera they stole. Bobby is the great-grandson of Jacuzzi and Nice, though he has none of Jacuzzi's crybaby attitude. He has what seems to be some of Jacuzzi's [[MagneticHero Magnetic Hero-ism]], though. [[spoiler:At the end of 2002, he and his gang join the Martillo Family.]]

* ChekhovsGunman or DestinedBystander: Bobby is first mentioned offhand by Firo in the 1930 novel (even earlier than Jacuzzi!), and finally makes a proper appearance in the 2002 story. It's not known if Narita had always planned for Bobby to be Jacuzzi's descendant.
* TheDulcineaEffect: To Carnea.
* IdiotHero
* LittleStowaway
* MagneticHero
* TheNicknamer: Gave nicknames to all three of his gang members.
* {{Tsundere}}: He's definitely not [[spoiler:joining the Martillo Family]] because Carnea is there. Nope.

!!Troy

A member of Bobby's gang, nicknamed "Troy" by Bobby because he's the resident SmartGuy with a fondness for collecting Trojans.

* BlackAndNerdy
* DeadpanSnarker
* LittleStowaway
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ShorterMeansSmarter: The shortest member of Bobby's gang.
* TheSmartGuy

!!Humpty

* LittleStowaway
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname

!!Tall

* LittleStowaway
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname

!!Carnea Kaufman
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A stowaway girl who runs into Bobby's gang while trying to find a hiding place. She stowed away on the ''Entrance'' in order to find Angelo. [[spoiler:Carnea is actually the only living blood relative of Angelo's boss, who was recently assassinated. Carnea never knew about her father's involvement in the drug industry, but became the organization's leader after his death. At the end of 2002, she goes to New York with Angelo, who starts working for the Martillo Family.]]

* [[spoiler:AChildShallLeadThem: The current boss of her father's gang.]]
* BlueEyes
* CharmPoint: According to Troy, Bobby has a thing for [[DarkSkinnedBlonde dark-skinned blondes]].
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* [[WomanInWhite Girl In White]]
* HairOfGold
* LittleStowaway
* [[spoiler:MafiaPrincess]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mask Makers]]

!!Luchino B. Campanella "The Rookie Warlock"
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The head of the group of assassins known as Mask Makers, Luchino is a stage magician who boards the ''Exit'' under the cover of a performer. He is the Boss of the Mask Makers. However, he dislikes the feeling of killing, to the point of physical sickness (usually manifested in a great deal of vomiting). He wants to find Huey and demand answers from him why he killed a certain Campanella. [[spoiler:It's revealed that Luchino is, in fact, a descendant of Huey and Monica. At the end of 2002, Elmer joins him and Aging in trying to find out the true culprit behind these incidents.]]

* AncestralWeapon: The Mask Maker's stiletto. It's not known if it's the very same one used in 1705, however.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Subverted. Luchino's stuck in his Magician suit on the ''Exit'' because he wasn't planning to take an active part in this particular mission.
* BeneathTheMask: Whenever Luchino kills, he puts on a mask of uncaring coldness. Then he takes off his mask and throws up in disgust.
* BlueEyes
* CulturedBadass: Luchino's both a skilled stage magician and an experienced assassin.
* ImprobableAge: 17 years old as of 2002, and leader of a group of assassins.
* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask The Man Wearing the Kingly Mask]]: Everyone treats Luchino with respect befitting the leader of the Mask Makers, and Luchino himself lives up to his reputation of being a merciless assassin. What he doesn't show his team, though, is the fact that he has a great deal of psychological difficulty in killing people.
* KnifeNut: Luchino uses the same stiletto as the original Mask Maker.
* MutilationInterrogation: Threatens to use this against [[spoiler:Life, but he gets away.]]
* [[spoiler:TheReveal: He's a descendant of Huey and the only woman he ever loved, Monica.]]
* {{Revenge}}: His main motivation is to avenge [[spoiler: his ancestor Monica, whom he believes was killed by her own husband Huey.]]
* StageMagician
* StepfordSmiler
* [[spoiler:WhatADrag: Inflicts this on Bride by tying him to ''Entrance'' as it skids by ''Exit''.]]

!!Illness
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A member of the Mask Makers, Illness is one of the main combatants of the group. She befriends Czes and Claudia on the trip despite her actual reason for being on the ship. Like Luchino, she has a tendency to get nauseous after a killing spree. [[spoiler:Since infancy, Illness was worshipped as a god by a branch of SAMPLE and experienced constant abuse at their hands. When the branch was annihilated by the Mask Makers, she was taken in as one of them. At the end of the 2002 story, she is kidnapped by SAMPLE to become their next leader.]]

* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: Illness's parents were part of the SAMPLE branch that tortured her. Her father was one of the people who personally inflicted horrific injuries on her.]]
* ActionGirl
* BreakTheCutie: All the torture she went through. This gives her common ground with Czes.
* BlueEyes
* ChildSoldiers: Working for the Mask Makers.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Endured heavy abuse in the past [[spoiler:at the hands of SAMPLE and their idea of religious worship.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita
* GunsAkimbo: Sports two glocks while on the job.
* LittleMissBadass: One of the main forces of the group. That should speak for itself.
* [[spoiler:MarriageToAGod: After Illness becomes SAMPLE's next leader, Viralesque decides that she will be married to their next god-candidate Czes.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like the rest of the group aside from Luchino, Illness is only known by her codename.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Illness is terrified that the Mask Makers will abandon her and send her back to [[spoiler:SAMPLE]].
* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet: Along with Czes, she takes the bullet for Claudia.]]

!!Aging
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A member of the Mask Makers. She is noticable for her well toned body and huge stature of over 2 meters, or about six feet and a half. Aging is in her late twenties to early thirties. She is the brute force of the squad who is bold and fearless in combat, as she knows that there are very few people who are actually good enough fighters to lay a scratch on her. She loves to fight and is always seeking new challenges.

* ActionGirl
* AmazonianBeauty: Aging is often described in-universe as looking as sturdy as a model of the ''T-series''. Yeah, [[{{Terminator}} those]] models.
* BareYourMidriff: Her fashion through the whole arc.
* {{BFG}}: Uses a Minigun. Single-handedly.
* [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]
* BloodKnight: a milder version.
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: And has the body to prove it. Specifically, she can jump ludicrous heights.
* CoolBigSis / TeamMom: To Luchino.
* KukrisAreKool: If not her BFG, an 80-centimetre Kukri is her weapon of choice.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Most of the Mask Makers are too terrified of Aging to consider her attractive.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like the rest of the group aside from Luchino, Aging is only known by her codename.
* SamusIsAGirl: Aging first appears as a voice on a radio that talks very much like an old man.
* TallDarkAndBishoujo
* TheTease: She often teases Luchino. His gentle, unretaliating nature only encourages her.

!!Death
The most experienced member of the Mask Makers, and according to Aging, the only member who's from a background as a proper mercenary. He is shot and killed by Angelo at the beginning of 2002.

* GunsAkimbo
* TheLastDance: Because he was dying of an undisclosed sickness, Death wanted to be killed on the battlefield by a WorthyOpponent. He got his wish.
* TheStoic
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Life
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A member of the Mask Makers. He constantly keeps his face hidden, and is in charge of smuggling weapons onto the ''Entrance'' and planting poison gas in the ventilation systems. Life ends up chasing after Bobby and Carnea when they accidentally stumble on his poison gas setups.

[[spoiler:Life is actually Fermet, working as a [[DoubleAgent Triple Agent]] who is also working with SAMPLE as well as Angelo.]]

* DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:Angelo takes off his goggles and finds out that Life is also the Demolisher.]]
* WallCrawl: Life jumps off the Mask Makers' cruiser, onto the hull of the ''Entrance'', and crawls up to a window.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Drug Cartel]]

!!Angelo
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A professional assassin currently working for a South American drug cartel, Angelo is seeking revenge for his recently-assassinated boss. He is working with the Demolisher to fight the Mask Makers on the ''Entrance''. He runs into Firo at the ship's casino, and upon finding out about Firo's immortality, teams up with him against the Mask Makers. [[spoiler:At the end of the 2002 story, he joins the Martillo Family along with Carnea.]]

* BadassBeard
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadassSpaniard: Born in Spain, working in South America, and eventually [[spoiler:went to New York to work for his new bosses, The Martillos]].
* ColdSniper --> FriendlySniper
* CoolShades
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Assassins Have Standards:]] A self-proclaimed man of principle, Angelo won't shoot women, children or elders.
* [[spoiler:HenpeckedHusband: Angelo mentioned that back home in Spain, his wife has the final word]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The narrative compares Angelo to AntonioBanderas and his roles on movies such as OnceUponATimeInMexico.
* PromotionToParent: To Carnea. she sees Angelo as her own father.
* {{Revenge}}: For the fallen companions in South America.
* StreetUrchin: Up to his teens, Angelo was often getting in trouble with the local police.
* WeaponOfChoice --> SniperRifle: Rivaling with Death from the Mask Makers.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:SAMPLE]]

!! Bride
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The 43rd and current leader of the {{Cult}} known as SAMPLE. "Bride" is likely not his real name, but a title given to the leader, who is the "bride" of the cult's current god. He is normally a slightly shy but affable man, but becomes a charismatic leader when he injects himself with dextrose. Seems to enjoy playing video games. With the cooperation of the cult's supervisor, Viralesque, he leads the cult in the hijacking of the cruise ship ''Exit''.

* [[spoiler:[[AnArmAndALeg An Arm And Another Arm]]: His arms are cut off when he gets caught between the ''Entrance'' and the ''Exit'' as they skid past each other.]]
* ButtMonkey
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Loses his arms and is eaten by sharks.]]
* EvilRedhead
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: Viralesque offers the dying Bride the incomplete elixir of life, but he refuses and jumps into shark-infested waters.]]
* TheGlassesComeOff: Bride ditches the glasses whenever he's in the role of the dextrose-high cult leader.
* MarriageToAGod: Par the course for the leader of SAMPLE. Bride explains that "marriage" in this cult, however, is not necessarily what the legal definition means.
* OldManMarryingAChild: Bride isn't old by any stretch of the imagination, but he mentions that most (if not all) of his wives so far have been ten-year old girls.
** {{Lolicon}}: Discussed and Defied. Bride prefers older women, it seems.
* SoftspokenSadist
* TilMurderDoUsPart: He's planning to kill his temporary "wife" once SAMPLE obtains Sylvie, the permanent-wife candidate.
* TortureTechnician

[[/folder]]
Baccono/NovelsOnlyCharacters
25th Feb '12 7:22:16 PM Sparkysharps
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Added DiffLines:

* MoodSwinger: Rapidly cycles from one emotion to another, almost always expressing it in its extreme.
19th Feb '12 7:47:13 PM Hydrall
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* AffablyEvil / LaughablyEvil: He's so energetic and hammy and funny, he's still likable even when he's dancing on someone's corpse. His finance/MoralityPet helps.

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* AffablyEvil / LaughablyEvil: He's so energetic and hammy and funny, he's still likable even when he's dancing on someone's corpse. His finance/MoralityPet fiance/MoralityPet helps.
17th Feb '12 6:47:44 AM Goldstone
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! Appeared in the anime

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! Appeared !Appeared in the anime



[[caption-width-right:200:[[DecoyProtagonist Not actually the main character]], [[EstrogenBrigadeBait but the ladies don't care]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:[[DecoyProtagonist Not actually the main character]], [[EstrogenBrigadeBait [[MrFanservice but the ladies don't care]].]]



* GreyEyes

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* GreyEyesGrayEyes
9th Feb '12 2:05:42 AM Sporkaganza
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* CharacterOverlap: They show up in ''{{Durarara}}'' as [[spoiler:members of the Dollars.]]

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* CharacterOverlap: They show up in ''{{Durarara}}'' as [[spoiler:members of the Dollars.]]Dollars]].
9th Feb '12 2:05:22 AM Sporkaganza
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* CharacterOverlap: They show up in ''{{Durarara}}'' as [[spoiler:members of the Dollars.]]



* [[spoiler:{{Transplant}}: They show up in ''{{Durarara}}'' as members of the Dollars.]]
29th Jan '12 6:54:20 PM evilbody
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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOldReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Only one to actually seem old.



*VillainBall: Had you taken father lessons from Huey, then [[spoiler: your creation wouldn't have revealed the method of killing you after all the abuse she's taken.]]



* YouWillBeAssimilated: He's spent the last two hundred years hunting down other members of the 1711 group so he can devour them and absorb everything they have.

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* YouWillBeAssimilated: He's spent the last two hundred years hunting down other members of the 1711 group so he can devour them and absorb everything they have. \n [[spoiler: [[KarmicDeath And he gets devoured by Firo after having fire burning on his head]]]].



* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]

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* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]] [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]: [[spoiler: Why did Maiza have to bestow information upon you when you had an ambitious fiend like Szilard on your ship]]



* EnfantTerrible

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* EnfantTerribleEnfantTerrible: Prior CharacterDevelopment and RedemptionEqualsLife
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